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Change On Supreme Court . . . Latest Twist In A Traumatic Year Means Satan’s Power To Be Shackled?

September 27, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Change On Supreme Court . . . Latest Twist In A Traumatic Year Means Satan’s Power To Be Shackled?

By DEXTER DUGGAN Could the astounding confluence of evils in the United States in 2020 mean Satan is thrashing about in desperation because he knows his current power is about to be shackled, and a new age of blessings from Heaven is ready to arrive on Earth?True, that idea is unverified hopeful speculation, but a person also keeps in mind that God through the passage of particular decades eventually wearies of evils of that era inflicting themselves on His children and clamps down on devilish ills.Over the last half-century, one of the dominant powers imposing arbitrary, sinful rule on the U.S. has been an unaccountable Supreme Court thrusting its personal agenda on society, lacking legal precedent as well as some…Continue Reading

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, RIP

September 26, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, RIP

BY CHRISTOPHER MANION The current uproar engulfing Washington, also known as “mourning the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg,” proves once more that abortion is the issue, period. After all, if you can kill the most innocent, you can kill anybody.Those on the Left who are celebrating Mrs. Ginsberg’s “legacy” merely confirm the point: her “legacy” consisted solely of rubber-stamping Roe in the spirit of Margaret Sanger. “Frankly,” she told the New York Times in 2009, “I had thought that at the time that Roe was decided, there was a concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”Well, we know what Mrs. Ginsberg’s wailing eulogists don’t want too many of:…Continue Reading

His Most Profound Words

September 25, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on His Most Profound Words

By JOE SIXPACK Jesus said many wonderful, amazing, and profound things during His three-year public ministry. He said things no one had ever said before…anytime, anywhere. We twenty-first century Christians take the profundity of His words for granted. After all, we grew up hearing them, and they certainly didn’t seem all that profound when we were kids.Think about it, though. Jesus, this Jewish man roaming around Israel, told us that He is God. He told us He would give us His Body and Blood for the nourishment of our souls. This Jesus, who was from all appearances just another man, forgave sins. He told His apostles they could forgive our sins in His name. He told us we could do…Continue Reading

September Pall… Firestorms Spring Up Both In Forests And Politics To Threaten Ways Of Life

September 24, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on September Pall… Firestorms Spring Up Both In Forests And Politics To Threaten Ways Of Life

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — As mid-September arrived, a pall covered the sky here from the mountains on the west — the direction where the overcast came from — to the mountains on the east. It wasn’t a congregation of individual clouds but unending gray above the peaks and deserts.It looked like the “marine layer” that California coastal residents are familiar with, called the “May gray” or “June gloom.” Just drive east a bit from southern California’s Pacific Ocean beaches toward the desert and it dissipates.However, this September aerial visitation was different and came all the way into Arizona. Phoenix is about a five-and-a-half-hour drive east of those beaches. This gray didn’t arise from a coastal temperature inversion but the…Continue Reading

The Christian Teacher In The Twenty-First Century… Why Morality And Education Are Bound Together

September 23, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on The Christian Teacher In The Twenty-First Century… Why Morality And Education Are Bound Together

By PAUL KRAUSE It is no secret that American education—and Western education, more broadly—is in the throes of a deep crisis.This crisis is mostly self-inflicted and, to some extent, largely modern. Yet even in the 1960s and into the 1980s education still transmitted the treasury of culture and cultural consciousness to the next generation. Then began the nihilistic chants and iconoclasm at Stanford: “Hey hey, ho ho, Western Civ has got to go!”Education, as all honest people know, is not a neutral endeavor. Nor should we strive for a supposedly neutral educational outlook. The role that education plays in cultural transmission ought to be celebrated and defended. And precisely because of the role education plays in cultural inheritance, education was…Continue Reading

Beacon Of Light… Examination Of Conscience: The Third Commandment

September 22, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Beacon Of Light… Examination Of Conscience: The Third Commandment

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON JR. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. He is currently the parochial vicar of St. Andrew Parish in Colchester and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lebanon. He received his BA in religious studies and his MA in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.) + + Last week’s column revealed how we fail in living the Second Commandment. Today we will consider the Third Commandment which is: “Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.” Jewish tradition refers to the Sabbath as from sunset on Friday evening to Sunset on Saturday. For Catholics, we observe the Sabbath as Sunday to recall…Continue Reading

The Debates Are Coming

September 21, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on The Debates Are Coming

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD Next week the presidential campaign — for good or evil — moves into the debate stage. As you know, there will be three televised debates between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. They will start next Tuesday, September 29, followed by one October 15, and the third October 22. Between the first and the second there will be a vice-presidential debate on October 7 between current Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris.Debates have been part of the political tapestry of America since the beginning of the Republic but debating by presidential candidates is of relatively recent origin. One of the reasons is that during earlier times presidential candidates did not…Continue Reading

Dem Platform Backers . . . Deserve To Feel Plenty Guilty, But Let Innocent Make False Confessions

September 20, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Dem Platform Backers . . . Deserve To Feel Plenty Guilty, But Let Innocent Make False Confessions

By DEXTER DUGGAN Sellers that misrepresent their goods to gull buyers are an old — need we say biblical? — story. Who wants a basket of rotten apples fit for pigs when she expected them fresh for a pie? This is as old as Adam, Eve, and the apple-hawking serpent in the Garden.The Marxist-inspired Black Lives Matter violence organization prefers that you focus on its merely hawking justice. However, even its somewhat-sanitized website is candid about its goal to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement” as being inferior to “extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another,” and to “foster a queer affirming network.”“When we gather,” BLM’s What We Believe section continues, “we do so with the…Continue Reading

Confronting The Continuing Crisis

September 19, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Confronting The Continuing Crisis

By CHRISTOPHER MANION In Veritatis Splendor, his 1993 encyclical, St. John Paul II echoes St. Paul, calling us to “obedience to truth” and to “turn to God from idols” (1 Thess. 1:9).The Latin title invokes “the brilliant, bright light of truth,” the Truth Who is Christ, the Light of the World.St. John Paul doesn’t mince words. He forcefully defends “fundamental truths of Catholic doctrine which, in the present circumstances, risk being distorted or denied,” not only in the culture but “within the Christian community itself” (emphasis in the original).“We are facing what is certainly a genuine crisis,” John Paul concludes.This chilling charge was written almost thirty years ago. Has the “Christian community” recovered in the years since?Unfortunately, the chaos has…Continue Reading

A Bundle Of Roses

September 18, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on A Bundle Of Roses

By JOE SIXPACK Queen St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) was one of the most benevolent monarchs in the history of the world. Not content with receiving numbers of the poor in her palace on a daily basis, and relieving the distress of all whom she could find, she built several hospitals, where she served the sick and dressed the most horrible sores and infections with her own hands.Once she was carrying in the folds of her mantle some provisions for the poor when she met her husband returning from hunting with his friends. Amazed to see her struggling under such a heavy burden, he opened the mantle to see what she was carrying. He was even more amazed to find…Continue Reading