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Meets Familiar Resistance . . . Vatican’s Strong Affirmation Of Humanae Vitae

April 12, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Meets Familiar Resistance . . . Vatican’s Strong Affirmation Of Humanae Vitae

By CHRISTOPHER MANION As the secular crusade against faith and family continues to roil the West, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has stepped in to affirm and clarify the Church’s fundamental moral teaching.On February 22, the congregation issued an authoritative Responsum (response) to “a question that has been advanced with increasing frequency”: “Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?”The congregation does not judge the motives of those posing the question. In fact, the question is “not infrequently motivated by a sincere desire to welcome and accompany homosexual persons,” who should, of course, “receive the assistance they need to understand and fully carry out God’s will…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke Raises Idea . . . Excommunication Would Be Appropriate Rebuke To Biden

April 11, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Cardinal Burke Raises Idea . . . Excommunication Would Be Appropriate Rebuke To Biden

By DEXTER DUGGAN It’s publicly obstinate pro-abortion politicians themselves who use the Eucharist as a political weapon when they persist in receiving Christ in this sacrament, despite the damage inflicted on their own souls and the public scandal they give with this unworthy reception.That was one of the points that emerged in a 25-minute video interview released in late March with Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke that was conducted by Thomas McKenna, president of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, based in San Diego. (See The Wanderer, April 8, 2021, p. 1A.)Burke, formerly the head of the Vatican’s Supreme Court, said the question thereby is raised about such a politician being “in a state at least of apostasy,” for which a…Continue Reading

Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!… But The Rest Of The News Is Fake

April 10, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!… But The Rest Of The News Is Fake

By CHRISTOPHER MANION An unfettered Joe Biden was on full display last week, conjuring up ghosts from the Jim Crow days, celebrating (sort of) Easter, speaking “regularly” with Obama (but hardly anybody else), and acting as a placeholder while Democrats prepared a revolutionary agenda that would make FDR wince.Two weeks ago Biden continued the Democrats’ perpetual campaign against “voter suppression” by lashing out at the Georgia legislature as it passed SB 202. The election reform law is designed to ensure election integrity by requiring voters to produce identification.“This is Jim Crow on steroids,” he said on March 26th. “It must end.” He went on to “strongly support” punishing Georgia by urging a boycott against the Peach State.Georgia Republican Gov. Brian…Continue Reading

Two Painters

April 9, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Two Painters

By JOE SIXPACK This week I’d like to tell you the story of two painters. The first story is one I couldn’t verify for veracity, but it is a great story nonetheless. The second story is certainly a true one of Leonardo da Vinci. Both stories apply well to this week’s topic.There was once a French artist who had been commissioned to paint a picture of the crucifixion for the Cathedral of Notre Dame. He spent more than a year working on the painting. He hired a poor young French woman from the streets to pose as the figure of Mary Magdalene. When she came to the studio the first time, the still unfinished painting caught her eye and her…Continue Reading

The Easter Glory Of Our Lord In The Holy Eucharist

April 8, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on The Easter Glory Of Our Lord In The Holy Eucharist

By JAMES MONTI When our Lord asked the apostles, “But who do you say that I am?” (Matt. 16:15), it was clear that He was not looking for an answer saying that He was just a great teacher or prophet, or just a man like the rest of us. The apostles had already mentioned to Him how others saw Him in this merely human way — “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, Jeremiah or one of the prophets” (Matt. 16:14). It is only Peter’s answer that suffices: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16).The grandeur, splendor, and glory with which the Church celebrates the sacred liturgy, the precious gold and silver, the jewels…Continue Reading

Special Interests Coach Her To Defeat?… South Dakota Governor Thrown For A Loss Over Fairness Measure

April 7, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Special Interests Coach Her To Defeat?… South Dakota Governor Thrown For A Loss Over Fairness Measure

By DEXTER DUGGAN South Dakota’s Kristi Noem seems to be the latest conservative Republican governor to fall afoul of powerful interests that apply pressure to promote what they consider the proper “woke” social or political attitudes.Noem surprised people across the nation when she altered her support for a state legislative bill to protect female athletes from having to compete in sports against biological males who think they’re women and enjoy an unfair advantage because of male physical attributes.This recalled then-Gov. Jan Brewer’s surprise veto of an Arizona bill in 2014 to protect religious conscience, and then-Gov. Mike Pence’s troubles in 2015 over clarifying a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana that he signed.In both the Arizona and Indiana…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light . . . “My Lord And My God!”

April 6, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light . . . “My Lord And My God!”

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.) + + Jesus Christ is Risen, He is truly Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! We have begun the celebration of the Easter Season and are basking in the glory of the Resurrection. The seven weeks of Easter are an invitation to a renewed relationship with the Risen Lord. Throughout the Easter Season, we read in Sacred Scripture that Jesus appears, or reveals Himself, several times to His disciples. On Easter Sunday, the Risen Lord appears five times. These…Continue Reading

One-Party Press In America

April 5, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on One-Party Press In America

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Anyone who has been even a casual reader of this column knows of my affinity for the profession of journalism and my deep disdain for the manner in which it is practiced today. Naturally, then, I was pleased and surprised that a federal appeals court judge also took aim at the press, and social media, while ruling on a case before him.The judge is Laurence H. Silberman, a Reagan appointee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals who took senior status in 2000 but is still eligible to hear and rule on appellate cases. The case was an unremarkable one involving Liberian officials who were suing an international human rights organization for defaming them in a…Continue Reading

With Joe The Joke President . . . No Sweets For Lent, But Lots Of Abortion

April 4, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on With Joe The Joke President . . . No Sweets For Lent, But Lots Of Abortion

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Back on February 18, just after Ash Wednesday, the satirical Christian website The Babylon Bee joked that Joe Biden was giving up one of the things he loved best for Lent, executive orders.The Bee facetiously quoted Biden, “I thought about giving up sniffing hair, fumbling over my words, or angrily shouting at reporters who question me for Lent, but no, in the end, it had to be executive orders — my true love.”However, the Bee said, “really devout Catholic” Biden definitely was not giving up abortion for Lent — “there’d be no way he could give up his support for baby murder for that long.”And alas, in a moment of weakness, Biden signed 47 new…Continue Reading

U.S. Military Targeted By Worldwide “Woke” Campaign

April 3, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on U.S. Military Targeted By Worldwide “Woke” Campaign

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For over two centuries, United States Marines have fought our country’s battles “From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli.” Today they face attacks from a new foe — not a foreign tyranny, but their own government — and they’ve been ordered not to defend themselves.In fact, it’s not only Marines, but all U.S. military personnel, who have been ordered to “stand down” — a better term might be “grovel” — as they are force-fed Marxist propaganda by Joe Biden’s Woke Brigades.On February 9, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) ordered fleet commanders to “eliminate extremist behaviors from our Navy.” If they don’t, he continued, “then racism, injustice, indignity, and disrespect will grow and keep…Continue Reading