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Who Can Unite It? . . . Joe Biden Has Divided The Country

October 23, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Who Can Unite It? . . . Joe Biden Has Divided The Country

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Since the 2020 presidential campaign, Democrats have consistently depicted supporters of Donald Trump — Hillary Clinton’s “Deplorables” — not as the competition but as the enemy.When the China Virus first appeared, Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats were busy trying, and failing once again, to impeach Donald Trump. Then came the lockdowns, the most severe of which were imposed by Democrat governors. Their policies failed to curb the virus but succeeded and destroying hundreds of thousands of small businesses and millions of jobs, while inflicting profound and lasting damage on tens of millions of American children of school age.And destruction has been the watchword ever since.The violent summer of 2020, ignored by the media and dismissed by Democrats as…Continue Reading

Catholicism And Cannibalism

October 22, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholicism And Cannibalism

By JOE SIXPACK The other day, my wife was having a discussion with one of her friends, who just happens to be an anti-Catholic Protestant Fundamentalist. When the topic turned to the Most Holy Eucharist and Communion, the lady dismissively said, “That’s cannibalism.” Her reaction is wrong, sounds crude, is an insult to any Catholic listening, but a reaction that is actually older than the Eucharist Itself.Before I craft an answer to her accusation, let’s begin by defining what the Catholic understanding of the Most Holy Eucharist is. Catholics in communion with the Church believe that Jesus gives us Himself under the appearances of bread and wine, fully and completely; He is truly present in His Body, Blood, Soul and…Continue Reading

St. John Paul II’s Advice… Session On Vatican II Documents Looks At Religious Freedom And Priestly Life

October 21, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on St. John Paul II’s Advice… Session On Vatican II Documents Looks At Religious Freedom And Priestly Life

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — As a presentation concluded here that examined Vatican II statements for more than two hours, some advice from St. John Paul II was offered: “Get back to the documents. Get back to the documents.”Bill Marcotte, assistant director of the Institute of Catholic Theology (ICT), recalled those papal words as he pointed to the importance of knowing what the Second Vatican Council actually taught, not what had been “hijacked.”The ICT is an evangelization program based here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Its fall program is examining Vatican II decrees and declarations. On October 9 it took up religious freedom and priestly life and formation.Eric Westby, Ph.D., director of the ICT, seconded Marcotte and said the…Continue Reading

In October . . . Remember The Power Of The Rosary

October 20, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on In October . . . Remember The Power Of The Rosary

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY October is the month which the Church has traditionally assigned to the rosary, and it is worth noting that this is the only such month devoted to a sacramental, an object, rather than a holy person or theme connected with them, as for example June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart.Strangely enough, there is no month dedicated to the cross of Christ, which is the by far the holiest devotional object for Catholics, and which is infinitely more sacred than any sacramental.Of course, Lent is the season which could be described as being dedicated to the cross, but it is still intriguing to realize that the rosary is regarded so highly by the Church,…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… He Frees Us From The Yoke Of Sin And Death

October 19, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… He Frees Us From The Yoke Of Sin And Death

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON JR. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. He received his BA in religious studies and his MA in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.) + + Welcome back to our survey of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We have arrived at the final lines of the profession of faith where we will examine the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. This week we will complete the first pillar of the Catechism which is the Creed.Each week we profess our belief in the forgiveness of sins. This is such a profound statement for us to…Continue Reading

Has Mr. Biden Finally Poked The Bear?

October 18, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Has Mr. Biden Finally Poked The Bear?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO I don’t think you need to know much about wild life to know that one place you never want to be is between a mama bear and her cub.Everyone knows that, except, apparently, Joe Biden.During the past nine months we have suffered through an amazing display of arrogance, lies, incompetence, and stupidity on behalf of the president; but no matter how deep the crisis du jour, the border, Afghanistan, vaccination mandates, out of control crime, Mr. Biden, even with dwindling poll numbers, continues to say he is following the moderate policies on which he claims to have campaigned.And, for the most part, his obedient shills in the media and the Progressive Left of his party have…Continue Reading

What’s Up, Anyway?. . . Pope Beams At Pelosi And Bishops Can’t Grasp Border Tragedy

October 17, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on What’s Up, Anyway?. . . Pope Beams At Pelosi And Bishops Can’t Grasp Border Tragedy

By DEXTER DUGGAN Imagine that your girlfriend, a prominent figure known throughout your state, is admired for a high-quality reputation and public record.A different widely known state figure is a brutal blowhard who never misses a chance to kick a dog, hit a child or beat a woman. He never expressed any contrition for his behavior. Instead, he says people who irritate him deserve what they get.Promoting abortion is his favorite cause.One day there’s a scheduled public event where your girlfriend gives her blessing to this brute’s announced political campaign. She doesn’t seem a bit uncomfortable in his presence. Instead, she smiles widely, keeps shaking his hand for the photographers, and even gives him a big hug.Would you change your…Continue Reading

Pelosi And The Popes . . . Two Meetings, Two Versions

October 16, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Pelosi And The Popes . . . Two Meetings, Two Versions

By CHRISTOPHER MANION House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Rome last week to participate in a meeting of international legislators preparing for the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland next month. During the Rome meeting, she took the opportunity to meet privately at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who was scheduled to address the meeting the next day.Videos released after the meeting show Pelosi as she entered the room and greeted the Pope, holding his hand while the cameras rolled. Pelosi later released a statement on her official website which read in part, “His Holiness’ leadership is a source of joy and hope for Catholics and for all people, challenging each of us to be good stewards of God’s creation, to…Continue Reading

“If This Is The Way You Treat Your Friends . . . ”

October 15, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on “If This Is The Way You Treat Your Friends . . . ”

By JOE SIXPACK St. Teresa of Avila, the Carmelite Doctor of the Church, was once crossing a shallow ford in the river on her donkey. Suddenly, the donkey bucked and she fell into the water, along with all her belongings. Sitting in the river, the saintly mystic looked toward Heaven and quipped, “If this is the way you treat your friends, I can understand why you have so few.”Being a saint doesn’t mean you’re drab, humorless, and have an ideal life. Quite the contrary, none of the saints in the Church’s history have been sad or lacking in a sense of humor. Indeed, the saints have always been souls other people were attracted to and enjoyed being around. However, that…Continue Reading

St. Irenaeus . . . A Little-Known Saint Who Gave The Early Church Important Guidance

October 14, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on St. Irenaeus . . . A Little-Known Saint Who Gave The Early Church Important Guidance

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — St. Irenaeus is “one of the more obscure guys or women we’re looking at,” a religious-education director told a continuing program here about the lives of saints, but this saint played an important role in the early Church.Irenaeus, the last living connection to the apostles, was born around 120 to 140 AD, engaged in patristic apologetics and became a bishop, then died about 202 AD, Larry Fraher, Ph.D., told the October 2 session of the Institute of Catholic Theology (ICT) here.Fraher said he discovered Irenaeus during a master’s university program and found him “to be extremely profound” for current times.The ICT is an evangelization program based here at St. Thomas the Apostle Church. As pandemic…Continue Reading