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Dumping On The Confessional

March 20, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Dumping On The Confessional

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Several years ago, I served as chaplain at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. The interesting thing about the center – besides that it was located in the county jail — was that all involved had some problems with the law outside of their addictions. I would usually spend parts of three days a week there, one of them just meeting those newly arrived.Most of our “clients” were willing to give me the benefit of the doubt and actually listened to what I said. Naturally many were churchless and needed help finding a denomination that suited them and I tried to help them find one. Others already had a background in some congregation and I tried…Continue Reading

Reflections On Pope Francis’ Anniversary

March 19, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Reflections On Pope Francis’ Anniversary

By BARBARA SIMPSON For the average person, the fact that Pope Francis — the 266th Pope — has been Pope for 10 years is something they probably hadn’t noticed. It has been a papacy marked by many issues that have been covered by mainstream media.Whether he intends it or not, Pope Francis makes news, and often headlines, and definitely, that makes history!From the beginning, Francis indicated that he didn’t think his Papacy would be a long one — a couple of years at the most, he said — but as time has passed, it is longer than that, and it isn’t over yet. Not too long ago, he referred to the Papacy as a job for life, but then he…Continue Reading

Merrick Garland’s Catholic Problem

March 18, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Merrick Garland’s Catholic Problem

By CHRISTOPHER MANION It must not be easy to be Joe Biden’s attorney general. In that capacity, AG Merrick Garland is Biden’s chief lawyer, charged with carrying out the mission of the Department of Justice, on the one hand, and the agenda of Joe Biden, on the other.That’s an impossible task. Consider: According to its website, “the mission of the Department of Justice is to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights.”The values of “independence,” “impartiality,” “the public’s trust,” and “honesty and integrity” — these are paramount.They are also prime targets of homewrecker Joe Biden’s agenda.And Garland has to defend him.When Garland was sworn in some two years ago, he had a…Continue Reading

Lent, The Holy Cross, And The Current Crisis In The Church

March 17, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Lent, The Holy Cross, And The Current Crisis In The Church

By JAMES MONTI The arrival of Lent each year always sets before our eyes in the Gospel of its first Sunday the three futile attempts of Satan to tempt our Lord. It is in the third of these that Satan makes his ultimate offer:“. . . the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to Him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Begone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve”” (Mt 4:8-10).The devil’s insane project to tempt the…Continue Reading

The Natural Law And The Redemption Of America

March 16, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on The Natural Law And The Redemption Of America

By GEORGE ANGELICH America needs to return to the natural law and God in its individual and public life. America needs Christ. I was asked at the last minute unexpectedly to fill in for the teacher of a class on the Ten Commandments and the moral law before Sunday morning Mass. As I reviewed my teaching of the class and the ensuing debates in the class, I saw the answer to many of the questions on the Ten Commandments, morality, and law, both human and divine, was Christ. Christ is the answer. Live Christ.At the beginning of his Summa Theologiae, the great saint and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas said that no philosopher, with all his efforts before the coming of…Continue Reading

Rising Tide Of Climate Fantasy . . . Scowling Greenie Giant Plans Pigeonholed Lives For Herded Humans

March 15, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Rising Tide Of Climate Fantasy . . . Scowling Greenie Giant Plans Pigeonholed Lives For Herded Humans

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The Jolly Green Giant was born as a twentieth-century symbol for a brand of vegetables whose towering image later was rated one of that time period’s top 10 advertising icons. He had a booming laugh that invited you to enjoy the product. Little kids running through the family room with the television prattling in the 1960s likely remember hearing that “Ho, ho, ho.”The Scowling Green Giant, from a different line of gargantua, started towering over our lives in the twenty-first century. He extended no friendly invitations to enjoy, but ugly threats of force and catastrophe if you didn’t swallow his nasty nostrums without question. You weren’t being enticed to savor but ordered to gag down…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… Standing At The Foot Of The Cross With Mary And St. John

March 14, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Standing At The Foot Of The Cross With Mary And St. John

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON, Jr. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton, Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn.) + + Today we still find ourselves standing at the foot of the Cross. We are not there as mere spectators, but along with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the Apostle John, and many other of Jesus’ followers, we actively participate in the actions taking place.With the “fourth words” spoken by Christ there exists a transition. In the first “three words” spoken, Jesus is assuring the faithful, and really the entire human race, that the actions taking place are necessary for our redemption. Beginning with the “fourth words,” Jesus positions His gaze on the Father.As Jesus speaks these…Continue Reading

Déjà Vu All Over Again

March 13, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Déjà Vu All Over Again

By DEACON MIKE MANNO It was only a few weeks ago in this column that I wrote about my radio interview with Kyle Seraphin, the FBI whistleblower who released the bureau’s field report which impugned “radical traditional Catholics” as some sort of hate cult.He noted that the report, apparently written by a left-wing activist, was based, in part, upon accusations by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which he described as a non-reliable source for an FBI investigation. The SPLC, as discussed in the interview, was once a well-respected civil rights organization that has warped into a left-wing institution that characterizes many on the right as facilitating hate.Thus, I was surprised when, in the aftermath of a riot over the…Continue Reading

“Killing The Unborn. Murder Or…?”

March 12, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on “Killing The Unborn. Murder Or…?”

By BARBARA SIMPSON The question of abortion has been in the headlines for years, not to say the least because of the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.Some people have argued that abortion is “killing,” and others have denied that. The disagreement goes along with political positions and religious positions — arguments that seemingly would never get settled.Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe, saying that since the Constitution doesn’t contain that “right,” individual states could regulate abortion. Needless to say, that ruling set off an explosion of arguments across the country as individual states got into the fray trying to decide what should be the law in their jurisdictions. There have been no consistent rulings across the states…Continue Reading

Its Lies Exposed, The Left Screams

March 11, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Its Lies Exposed, The Left Screams

By CHRISTOPHER MANION It’s “Pull Back the Curtain” time in Washington, as new and crucial revelations rock the Capitol.And speaking of rocking the Capitol, among those revelations is proof that the Left’s entire “January 6th Insurrection” narrative was a concoction that would make Dzerzhinsky proud.A couple of weeks ago, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gave Tucker Carlson of Fox News thousands of hours of video captured by security cameras throughout the Capitol.Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi had kept the videos under secrecy so tight that it was withheld from lawyers representing hundreds of January 6th defendants against charges brought by Merrick Garland’s Justice Department.The appearance of this vital evidence, which appears to disprove the entire “insurrection” narrative, will undoubtedly throw into chaos…Continue Reading