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The Rise Of The “Nones” And Heaven Help Us

September 28, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on The Rise Of The “Nones” And Heaven Help Us

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Every week, either here or on my radio program, I feature stories that, when taken together, reveal a rather sharp decline in the civic and cultural mores of the day. Growing up in the 50s and early 60s, I don’t think too many folks were concerned about their children being accosted by teachers and librarians trying to “open” their minds to sexual pleasure, or the possibility that your little kiddie might be in the wrong sex.It was a different time where most people went to church on Sunday and at least professed a faith in a “higher power,” and tried to set their conduct so as to at least reflect that belief, even if they —…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Dignity Of Conjugal Love

September 27, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Dignity Of Conjugal Love

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.) + + Recently, I have had several inquiries regarding the dignity of conjugal love within the context of marriage. And because there is such confusion regarding sexuality today, I thought it would be advantageous to reaffirm the Church’s teaching regarding marital love.So often there exists confusion regarding marital love between couples, young and old, who are exposed to misinformation. Culturally, we have become so attached to the Internet and what is expressed on social media that…Continue Reading

Looking Ahead For Life

September 26, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Looking Ahead For Life

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The prospects for life received a historic boost this year when the U.S. Supreme Court returned to the States and the people “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States.”That phrase comes from the “forgotten Tenth Amendment” in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Its restoration is central to the recovery of the proper relationship of the States and the Federal Government enshrined in the Constitution.The powers of the Federal Government are limited. The Supreme Court’s refreshing reminder of that fact opens the door to a historic countrywide effort at the State and local level.When State legislatures meet in January, they should invoke that vital anchor of the…Continue Reading

Shelter For Muslim Illegals

September 25, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Shelter For Muslim Illegals

By BARBARA SIMPSON Kamala Harris, the U.S. vice president, has a strange idea of what border security means. When asked about it by Chuck Todd of NBC News, she said, “We have a secure border in that it is a priority for our administration.”Oh.So, the administration of Joe Biden says what it wants, and just the saying of it, makes it so.Really?It makes you wonder what kind of make-believe world Joe and Kamala live in. It certainly isn’t the world the rest of us inhabit, especially the Border Patrol and those responsible for securing our Southern border. Those are the people who report that they are apprehending more than 200,000 people crossing our Southern border illegally, every month! It’s a…Continue Reading

Pope Francis Leaves Cardinal Zen Twisting Slowly In The Wind

September 24, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Pope Francis Leaves Cardinal Zen Twisting Slowly In The Wind

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Cardinal Who?” you might ask.We refer to Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, raised to the Red Hat by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006, and now the moral leader of not only Catholics, but of all freedom-loving Chinese subjects of Communist China’s new Great Leader, Xi Jinping.Cardinal Zen has been under house arrest in Hong Kong since July, awaiting trial on trumped-up charges. His trial, originally scheduled for this week, has been postponed, reportedly because the judge has contracted the China Virus.Cosmic justice.China’s Communist regime today will have no other gods than Xi Jinping. All religion is thus political, and as a political leader (and thus immoral, by Xi’s tyrannical standards), Cardinal Zen is…Continue Reading

Yankees Is Differ’nt

September 23, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Yankees Is Differ’nt

BY JOE SIXPACK I was once having a conversation with a friend from the Deep South. I made the mistake of telling him something that wasn’t quite clear enough for him, and he seemed very surprised by what I said. I clarified for him what I meant, then followed my clarification with, “What on earth did you think I meant?” He replied, “Well, I weren’t fer shore, ‘cause ya know Yankees is differ’nt.”Yeah, I guess from his perspective, Yankees are certainly different. And his definition of Yankees includes anyone not from Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana. Even people from Georgia are suspect to him.But this got me thinking about how we tend to classify people. I’m not at all saying classifications…Continue Reading

Artifacts Of An Imperishable Faith

September 22, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Artifacts Of An Imperishable Faith

BY JAMES MONTI Part 1 Recently I was exploring for the first time with two friends the “American Wing” of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. In gallery after gallery there were masterful landscape paintings that conveyed a powerful sense of transcendence and the beauty of God’s creation. There were likewise lovely depictions of the beauty of family life, the greatest source of natural happiness that God has bestowed upon man in this valley of tears. Yet in these “American” galleries there was almost nothing of an expressly religious nature — nothing, that is, until I happened to turn into the entrance to Gallery 757.Suddenly before my eyes was a glittering gold crown studded with over four hundred emeralds, ensconced…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Anthony Esolen Offers “No Apologies”

September 21, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Anthony Esolen Offers “No Apologies”

By PAUL KRAUSE No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men, by Anthony Esolen. Available as hardcover and as Kindle at amazon.com. Anthony Esolen is one of the finest cultural and literary critics currently alive. His Catholicism and traditionalism, though, mean he doesn’t receive the accolades of the city of man despite being far more insightful, witty, and eloquent than those barbarous butchers of language and culture who win prizes from prestigious universities and book clubs. But for Catholics, Esolen’s writings are unrivaled.In his new book, No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men, Esolen wades into stormy seas to offer an apologia for the need of strong men and duty to God, family, and country…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light … The Renewal Of Civilization, Rests On The Restoration Of The Sacred

September 20, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light … The Renewal Of Civilization, Rests On The Restoration Of The Sacred

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON JR. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn.) + + In every age, there are moments a society or culture can either contribute or diminish the experiences of social life. Usually, as in times past, this is often accomplished through social interaction, but more importantly through the birth of social media. In today’s world, the boom of social media, I dare say, have hurt the growth and integrity of the masses. There no longer exists an opportunity where our social interaction is a cause for education. Rather, we find ourselves moving farther and farther from the values of human existence. Social media has become the means…Continue Reading

Sweet Cakes By Melissa

September 19, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Sweet Cakes By Melissa

By DEACON MIKE MANNO It seems, sometimes, that we have entered into a permanent crazy season that keeps getting worse and worse. And the hallmark of that season is the growing cultural chasm that has gripped our nation.When I studied journalism and first entered that profession the rules were fairly defined: politics was a fairly rough game but it could be played by friendly advisories who, at least, were willing to give a more-or-less grudging respect to their opponents, and while the issues of the day could provoke sharp debate, they were overshadowed by those issues to which all Americans of good faith could agree.That’s not true today. Somehow society has fostered a growing divide in American life that will…Continue Reading