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The Happiness Of Having God As Our Only Hope

February 21, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on The Happiness Of Having God As Our Only Hope

By JAMES MONTI Each day the Church places her fate in the hands of her Divine Bridegroom by beginning all the Hours of the Divine Office with the supplication, “O God, come to my assistance / O Lord, make haste to help me.” From Day One the Church has always needed that assistance, for it is only by it that she has survived for two thousand years. So much of her survival and her propagation to the ends of the Earth has in the Providence of God depended upon an unlikely cast of repentant sinners and converts, including an Apostolic College that on the night of the first Holy Thursday had entirely deserted our Lord, with a first Pope who…Continue Reading

Supreme Court . . . Blocks Law Regulating Louisiana Abortion Doctors

February 20, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Supreme Court . . . Blocks Law Regulating Louisiana Abortion Doctors

By CHRISTINE ROUSSELLE WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals nearby to abortion clinics. The court issued a stay on Thursday evening, February 7. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay blocking the law while it is adjudicated in lower courts. Chief Justice John Roberts was the deciding vote and voted to grant the injunction. The 2014 law required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at the hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. It was modeled after a similar law in Texas, which was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2016. The law was challenged almost…Continue Reading

Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic . . . The Exhumation Of The Equal Rights Amendment

February 19, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic . . . The Exhumation Of The Equal Rights Amendment

By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason’s Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic column appears monthly [sometimes bimonthly]. He is a professor of political science and legal studies and associate director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also co-founder and president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and a lawyer. Among his books are: Abortion: Politics, Morality, and the Constitution; Liberalism, Conservatism, and Catholicism; The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic; Catholicism and American Political Ideologies, and a Catholic political novel, American Cincinnatus. This column originally appeared in Crisismagazine.com. The views expressed here are his own.) + + + Some readers may have noticed the campaign in…Continue Reading

God Counts The Tears Of Women

February 18, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on God Counts The Tears Of Women

By DONALD DeMARCO The Talmud states that God counts the tears of women. This is a beautiful statement and underscores the compassion that God has for all women. Moreover, it is a compassion that should be shared by men, for the same text warns men that “they do not cause their wives pain.” Rabbi Chaim Vital, one of the great kabbalists, said, “A man’s soul is judged in the next world according to how he treated his wife.” The woman who weeps should elicit any man’s instinct to protect as well as his compassion. It is part of God’s design of the human anatomy that whereas a woman’s tear ducts are larger than those of the man, his protective arms…Continue Reading

Abortion And The Green New Deal… De-Developing And Dehumanizing The United States

February 17, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Abortion And The Green New Deal… De-Developing And Dehumanizing The United States

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate — www.creators.com — distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + Do you know who said the following? “If you further decided to buy a small car that would last 30 years, be easily repairable and recyclable, and have a low-compression engine, you would find it impossible to do. A manufacturer who wanted to produce such a car today probably could not; no one would put up the huge amount of capital required for fear that the ‘Eco-special’ would not sell. Only when society makes other kinds of cars illegal (or too expensive) will the money become available for such ventures.”…Continue Reading

Has Trump Found The Formula For 2020?

February 16, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Has Trump Found The Formula For 2020?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN (Editor’s Note: This column was released February 8, before further developments in Virginia.) + + + His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents, and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two percent agreed with the president’s plans for securing the border with Mexico. Trump was not only unapologetic in defense of his wall. He seemed to relish savaging the rising radicalism of Democrats on two critical issues many Democrats have, since their 2018 triumph, seized upon: abortion on demand, right up to the day of birth, and soak-the-rich socialism. “Here, in the United States, we are…Continue Reading

Pope Francis . . . Names Cardinal Farrell To Be Camerlengo

February 15, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Pope Francis . . . Names Cardinal Farrell To Be Camerlengo

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — Pope Francis Thursday, on February 14 nominated a new camerlengo, Irish-American Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, and a former bishop of Dallas. The responsibilities of camerlengo include overseeing the preparations for a papal conclave and managing the administration of the Holy See in the period between a Pope’s death or renunciation and the election of a new Pope. Farrell was one of several bishops about whom questions were raised last summer regarding prior knowledge of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s misdeeds in the Dioceses of Metuchen and Newark. Farrell had served as an auxiliary bishop under the former cardinal in Washington, D.C., as well as moderator…Continue Reading

Debunking The Toxic Masculinity Myth

February 14, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Debunking The Toxic Masculinity Myth

By REY FLORES I’m not sure about you, but I’m pretty sick about hearing about “toxic masculinity.” Is there such a thing, or is it just more emasculation coming from the radical leftists, who hate anything that is naturally ordered by God? What the left wants to do is further disempower and destroy the family unit. This is just one of the latest tactics they are using. Thanks to social welfare programs, the father has been eliminated from low-income households for decades now. Who needs a husband and father when Big Daddy government can provide? What Big Daddy government can’t ever provide is a male role model for the children who have been left fatherless. These kids are societal orphans…Continue Reading

At National Prayer Breakfast… Trump Reaffirms: “Every Life Is Sacred”

February 13, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on At National Prayer Breakfast… Trump Reaffirms: “Every Life Is Sacred”

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s message at the annual National Prayer Breakfast echoed his strong pro-life message from his State of the Union address, Liberty Counsel reported. The morning of February 7, President Trump said, “We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life. All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred! A precious gift of the Lord!” President Trump is the 12th president to speak at the annual breakfast, which has been attended by every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. “I will never let you down. Never,” said Trump. The pledge came after he called on Congress to defend the dignity and…Continue Reading

Colorado Sex Ed Bill Advances Despite Vocal Opposition

February 12, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Colorado Sex Ed Bill Advances Despite Vocal Opposition

By KEVIN JONES DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) — A controversial sex ed bill was approved by a Colorado House committee the last week of January, despite significant concerns voiced by Coloradans at a hearing at the state legislature. “Many parents are very concerned about what this would mean for their children, especially those in public schools, who will be faced with this,” said Jennifer Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, adding that the content of the sex ed curriculum under the bill is an open question. House Bill 1032 would ban on abstinence-only sex education in favor of “comprehensive sex education.” On January 30, the Colorado House of Representatives’ Health and Insurance Committee heard ten hours of written and…Continue Reading