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The Honest Truth Of The Sacred Scriptures

August 18, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Honest Truth Of The Sacred Scriptures

By JAMES MONTI We live in a strange age — a very strange age, one getting stranger by the minute, so it seems. At the heart of this strangeness is an alienation from truth, an alienation from morality, an alienation even from what it means to be human, an alienation from God beyond anything previously witnessed since the time of Christ. One could wish this alienated culture had left the halls of Catholic higher education untainted, but we know all too well it is quite the opposite. So acute is the latter situation that Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Benjamin Wiker are able to say of the field of Scripture studies:“It’s no exaggeration to say that (setting aside a few…Continue Reading

Who Should Teach Your Toddler: You Or Pelosi?

August 17, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Who Should Teach Your Toddler: You Or Pelosi?

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY “Universal pre-K. I love that because it’s children learning, parents earning,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at an April 29 press conference.That was the day after President Joe Biden had presented Congress with his euphemistically titled “American Families Plan,” which calls “for free universal pre-school for all three and four-year-olds.”Pelosi’s professed “love” for having parents leave their preschool children in government custody has not diminished since then.At a press conference last week, she once again spoke about “universal pre-K, which I love.”Biden’s budget proposal calls for spending $6,011,148,000,000 in fiscal 2022, which begins this October. That is $1,564,192,000,000 — or 35 percent — more than the $4,446,956,000,000 that the federal government spent in fiscal 2019, which…Continue Reading

Maritain And Einstein On Education

August 15, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Maritain And Einstein On Education

By DONALD DeMARCO Two great minds may differ in many ways, but in some ways their areas of greatness will coincide. When this occurs, the insights of one reinforce the credibility of the other. Aristotle and Aquinas, Plato and Augustine offer examples of this fortuitous coinciding.Jacques Maritain is a Catholic philosopher; Albert Einstein, a Jewish physicist. Both of them, despite their many differences, come to important and sound conclusions in the field of education that are essentially compatible with each other. Their respective insights are even more relevant today than when they were first enunciated several decades ago.Einstein was a great believer in the existence of truth, the right to pursue it and the duty to defend that right. Accordingly,…Continue Reading

Is America Becoming A Failed State?

August 14, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Is America Becoming A Failed State?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Suddenly, Sunday, August 8, a riveting report came over cable news:The U.S. embassy was urging all Americans to “leave Afghanistan as soon as possible.” Message: Get out while you can.Adding urgency was news that three northern provincial capitals, including Kunduz city, had fallen to the Taliban, making it five provincial capitals overrun since that Friday.The huge investment in blood and treasure by the United States over two decades to remake Afghanistan appears about to be wiped out, whole and entire, and we appear about to sustain our worst diplomatic and political defeat since the fall of Saigon.Not once in this century has the U.S. decisively won one of the wars it launched — in Afghanistan, Iraq,…Continue Reading

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