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Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.

April 19, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.
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There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us. And on the far side of every cross we find the newness of life in the Holy Spirit, that new life which will reach its fulfillment in the resurrection. This is our faith. This is our witness before the world. – St. John Paul II

Good Friday… The “Hour” Of Christ’s Battle Against Satan And The Spirit Of The World

April 19, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Good Friday… The “Hour” Of Christ’s Battle Against Satan And The Spirit Of The World

By JAMES MONTI Each year the return of Holy Week brings with it a sense of entering into a loftier realm, a more sacred domain, the Holy of Holies surpassing any other liturgical season. From the middle of Lent onward, the daily readings from the Gospel of St. John at the weekday Masses have fostered within our souls a building sense of drama. Time and again in the pages of John’s inspired account, there appear the evocative words “hour” and “world.” Yet these are not mere literary inventions of the Evangelist; he has taken them from the lips of our Lord. And it is from the lips of Christ that the Church has learned to understand His Passion as the…Continue Reading

Pope Benedict: Hammer Of Heretics

April 18, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Pope Benedict: Hammer Of Heretics

By SHAUN KENNEY Pope Benedict XVI (emeritus) has issued what some have termed a post-papal encyclical identifying the rot at core inside the Catholic Church — and it is worth reading in full. One of the key highlights thus far? The source of the disease. Pope Francis, who not only signed off on the document but whom Benedict explicitly praised, has argued that the disease lies within a certain pernicious form of clericalism. What is clericalism, one might ask? No one is quite sure . . . but we are all very certain that it is very bad and we should all throw rocks at it this very moment. Alternatively, Benedict offers a rather simple answer that — once his…Continue Reading

St. John Paul’s Thought… Medical Workers Attend Program Of Reflection On Mystery Of Suffering

April 17, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on St. John Paul’s Thought… Medical Workers Attend Program Of Reflection On Mystery Of Suffering

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — St. John Paul II’s 1984 apostolic letter on redemptive suffering, Salvifici Doloris, was the focus of a Lenten program of reflection offered to members of the Catholic Medical Association of Phoenix (CMAP) by a young pastor of the Diocese of Phoenix. Fr. Dan Connealy, ordained in 2016 and recently appointed pastor of Phoenix’s St. Joan of Arc Parish, said St. John Paul “proposes the subject of suffering as a mystery,” not as a problem, which would have a practical solution to fix it. Connealy previously served at the Newman Center at Northern Arizona University, in the mountains of Flagstaff, Ariz., in addition to doing parish work there. The April 6 reflection, held at Phoenix diocesan…Continue Reading

Benedict XVI Analyzes Roots Of The Scandal

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By BILL DONOHUE Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has released a lengthy essay on the roots of clergy sexual abuse that is illuminating and courageous. It is illuminating because he shows how forces inside and outside the Church came together to create the problem, and it is courageous because he speaks the truth about matters that are already causing an uproar. Benedict is no stranger to this subject. He previously condemned the “filth” in the Church that allowed for the scandal, and he did more to remove miscreant priests than either his Predecessor or Successor. He defrocked some 800 priests, including the notorious Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado. Now he tackles the issue again, this time with a blend of sociological and…Continue Reading

Progressive Plans Will Create Political Mischief

April 15, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Progressive Plans Will Create Political Mischief

By MIKE MANNO I’m not sure that the public quite understood what he meant when then-candidate Barack Obama pledged to “fundamentally change” the United States. At the time of Mr. Obama’s inauguration in January of 2009, who would have guessed that large segments of the population would now be accepting of same-sex marriage, unregulated immigration, post-birth abortions, and the concept that gender is fluid and can be changed at will? Or, for that matter, that our president was a Russian mole? I don’t know if all of these things would have exploded after the 2016 election had Hillary Clinton been elected. I wonder sometimes if she would have steered a slightly more moderate course; after all, she wouldn’t have needed…Continue Reading

So Deep The Poison . . . Dad Rejoices At Grandchild’s Death

April 14, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on So Deep The Poison . . . Dad Rejoices At Grandchild’s Death

By DEXTER DUGGAN The middle-aged man in a sweater, who looked like he might spend weekends thoughtlessly popping potato chips into his mouth as he watches sports on TV, was deeply grateful, with a touch of anxiety. “I really appreciate what you’ve done for us. I’ll never forget it,” he said to an employee as he walked away supporting his teenage daughter. The man wasn’t pleased because an entertainment broker finally managed to find him some discounted Super Bowl tickets. He was grateful because he’d been able to push his reluctant daughter into killing his grandchild at a Texas Planned Parenthood. He didn’t know that his young daughter was bleeding to death after the Planned Parenthood abortionist perforated her uterus,…Continue Reading

Democrats’ 13-Ring Circus

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By CHRISTOPHER MANION The Democrat primary wagon rolls along, full of big smiles and sharp elbows. The two front runners — in front because they have been around so long that folks have actually heard of them — are former Vice-President Joe Biden and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Biden might have done quite well against Trump in 2016, but, as they say in the Senate Republican cloakroom, it “wasn’t Joe’s turn.” That slot belonged to Hillary, so she was duly nominated, ran, and lost. Is it Joe’s turn now? Maybe not. In fact, his campaign is taking a turn for the worse. That’s because over a dozen other Democrats think it’s their turn, so old “rollin’ eyes, rovin’ hands Joe”…Continue Reading

The Wanderer Takes Action . . . The Movie All America Must See

April 12, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Wanderer Takes Action . . . The Movie All America Must See
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By REY FLORES A few weeks ago, you read my review of Unplanned, the film that has taken America by storm. On its opening weekend, the film was a hit, despite the fact most media refused to sell advertising space to the film’s studio. This success did not happen as a fluke. Pro-life activists across the land rallied their troops to help make this true story of a former Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-lifer a smash hit. Of all the markets where the film opened across the country, two very dedicated individuals put their thinking caps on and got the support of family, friends, donors, anyone who they could bring onboard in the St. Louis, Mo., metro area. The…Continue Reading

2020: Socialist America Or Trump’s America?

April 12, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on 2020: Socialist America Or Trump’s America?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In the new Democratic Party, where women and people of color are to lead, and the white men are to stand back, the presidential field has begun to sort itself out somewhat problematically. According to a RealClearPolitics average of five polls between mid-March and April 1, four white men — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, “Beto” O’Rourke, and Pete Buttigieg — have corralled 62 percent of all Democratic voters. The three white women running — Senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kirsten Gillibrand — have, together, a piddling 8 percent. The lone Hispanic candidate, Julian Castro, is at 1 percent. African-American candidates Kamala Harris and Cory Booker fare better, with Harris at 10 and Booker at 3.…Continue Reading