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The Schism Draws Nearer

August 13, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Schism Draws Nearer

By GEORGE A. KENDALL Pope Francis has said in the past that he does not fear a schism. He must not, or he would never have issued his motu proprio Traditionis Custodes, in English, “Guardians of Tradition” (!!!), a document which attacks Pope Benedict’s document Summorum Pontificum by hemming in the practice of the Traditional Latin Mass with so many restrictions as, for most practical purposes, to prohibit it.Several things need to be said about this.Reversing Pope Benedict’s decision as to what needed to be done about the Traditional Mass for the good of the Church, and doing so while Benedict is still living is an egregious insult to him. It almost seems as if he is telling Pope Benedict…Continue Reading

David Daleiden . . . Gets Involved In Supreme Court Abortion Case

August 12, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on David Daleiden . . . Gets Involved In Supreme Court Abortion Case

(Thomas More Society) — Undercover journalist David Daleiden, whose videos exposed the abortion industry’s involvement with the trafficking of aborted baby body parts, has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the United States Supreme Court’s high-profile abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case deals with the State of Mississippi’s restrictions on abortion after a baby reaches 15 weeks of gestation.The brief, which supports the restrictions, is filed on behalf of Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress by Thomas More Society Special Counsel Charles LiMandri and Paul Jonna through the Thomas More Society-partnered nonprofit the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund. The amicus brief gets right to heart of the matter in the Summary…Continue Reading

The Motu Proprio . . . A Provocation To Schism

August 11, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Motu Proprio . . . A Provocation To Schism

By JOHN YOUNG An alleged reason for the Draconian restrictions on the Traditional Mass is to prevent schism, but it should be clear that it will increase that danger.Many people who love that Mass and are appalled at the liturgical abuses, banality, and mediocre homilies in so many parishes, and find themselves deprived of the Traditional Mass, may be tempted into schism. That will be particularly the case of the people who are already drawn toward schism.This is not the first time that Pope Francis’ actions have had the opposite effect to what was intended. His concessions to the Chinese government have made things worse for persecuted Catholics in China. And his “merciful” approach to practicing homosexuals, giving the impression…Continue Reading

A Book Review… A Powerful Book On The Reality Of The Demonic

August 10, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… A Powerful Book On The Reality Of The Demonic

By REY FLORES Diary of an American Exorcist by Msgr. Stephen Rossetti; Sophia Institute Press 2021; hardback $21.95. Order at www.sophiainstitutepress.com or call 1-800-888-9344. Since the beginning of humanity, and even before that, the battle of good versus evil and it continues to rage on, through the ages. In our current society, we Catholics have witnessed all sorts of cultural evil; abominations like abortion, contraception, addictions, divorce, the breakdown of the traditional family, attacks against anything holy, including the Traditional Latin Mass.It doesn’t end with just these things. Evil can also manifest itself when a demonic attack or possession occurs to an individual or a family. We have seen these type of occurrences portrayed in popular culture for decades. Movies…Continue Reading

Reflections On The Medjugorje 40th Anniversary

August 9, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Reflections On The Medjugorje 40th Anniversary

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY The fortieth anniversary of the original Medjugorje visions took place recently, against a backdrop of four decades of visionary activity which has either enthused, or perplexed, Catholics around the world.And so now, after the biblically appropriate period of 40 years, what are we to make of it? As indicated it has been for some an inspiration, and for others, worried about the impact it has had on the Fatima message amongst other things, a great concern.Regarding the enthusiasts, it is perhaps worth noting that the 40th anniversary was a low-key event, as least as regards the media and the Internet, in that there were few stories celebrating this milestone for the Medjugorje phenomenon.This could be an…Continue Reading

What Should We Expect From Our Leaders?

August 8, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on What Should We Expect From Our Leaders?

By DONALD DeMARCO Most social commentators agree that we are now suffering from a leadership vacuum. The matter may be worse than this since those occupying high posts of leadership are causing confusion, dissension, and deep division. The prime minister of Canada, the president of the United States, and the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church have been rated as being the very worst among their long line of predecessors. Whether or not such accusations are valid, the fact remains that these principal leaders are not leading.According to the classical tradition, a true leader exhibits three essential characteristics. They are logos, ethos, and pathos. Logos stands for reason, which is an essential characteristic of all “rational animals.” Ethos represents moral…Continue Reading

America’s “Great Leap Forward” Into Socialism

August 7, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on America’s “Great Leap Forward” Into Socialism

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Just seven weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. Among the largest spending bills in history, it was passed without the vote of a single Republican.The plan sent direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans, extended a $300 per week unemployment insurance boost until September 6 and expanded the child tax credit for a year. It also put $350 billion into state, local, and tribal relief.This past weekend, a bipartisan group of senators crafted a $1 trillion measure to repair and expand the nation’s roads, bridges, ports, airports, and broadband. Last week, this trillion-dollar infrastructure plan got a green light from 17 Republican senators, including Sen. Mitch McConnell.Boasted…Continue Reading

At Family Conference . . . Journalist Exposes BBC Bias At Family Conference

August 6, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on At Family Conference . . . Journalist Exposes BBC Bias At Family Conference

By PIERS SHEPHERD ASHFORD, United Kingdom — The BBC has long been one of the world’s most respected broadcasters. However, a former BBC journalist has shone a light on that corporation’s strong liberal bias, revealing it to be a battering ram for what it considers “progressive values.”Robin Aitken worked for 25 years across all levels of the BBC. In a recent address to the annual conference of the Family Education Trust, Aitken explained that the BBC has a cultural reach greater than any other British institution. Over 90 percent of the British population uses its services every week. The corporation is funded by a license fee that everyone who possesses and watches a television must pay. It is claimed that…Continue Reading

Vatican Increases “Liquid Assets”. . . As It Faces Financial Impact Of Pandemic

August 5, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Vatican Increases “Liquid Assets”. . . As It Faces Financial Impact Of Pandemic

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS VATICAN CITY (CNA) — The Vatican is working to maintain “‘pockets’ of precautionary liquidity” as it faces the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, two officials of the Roman Curia said.On July 24, the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy and APSA (The Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See) released consolidated balance sheets for the year 2020.This was the first time APSA, which oversees the Vatican’s real estate holdings and other sovereign assets, presented a balance and details about its investment portfolio to the public.Bishop Nunzio Galantino, head of APSA, told Vatican News July 24 that going forward, the Roman Curia’s “financial investment plan will remain prudential” and “characterized by a correct balance between risk and…Continue Reading

Fr. Jacques Hamel… Catholic Priest Honored Five Years After Murder

August 4, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Fr. Jacques Hamel… Catholic Priest Honored Five Years After Murder

SAINT-ÉTIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY (CNA) — Catholic Archbishop Dominique Lebrun of Rouen celebrated a Mass on Monday, July 26 marking the fifth anniversary of the murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel in a terrorist attack.The Mass took place at the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, in northern France, where Hamel was killed by supporters of the Islamic State during Mass on July 26, 2016.In his homily, based on the day’s Gospel reading, Lebrun said: “The Kingdom of God is built from the smallest of seeds or a little leaven. How can we not think of Fr. Jacques Hamel, an anti-celebrity priest, working in a parish that was apparently little-noticed, who sowed by his presence, by his welcome, by his preaching?”“It takes time, the time of the…Continue Reading