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A Beacon of Light… Preparing For The Greatest Gift

November 29, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon of Light… Preparing For The Greatest Gift

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON JR. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn.) + + How many of us enjoy receiving gifts? Receiving a gift is another person’s way of showing their love or appreciation for us. But a gift can only be received, fully received, according to what is in the heart and soul of the one who receives it.That being said, this past Sunday we began the Season of Advent. Advent allows us to set aside some much needed time to prepare ourselves to receive the greatest gift ever. During the Advent Season we journey with John the Baptist who preaches a message urging us to prepare ourselves to…Continue Reading

Bits And Pieces

November 28, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Bits And Pieces

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Well, we’re on to Christmas having now survived the Midterm Elections and Thanksgiving, which sometimes turns out to be family bickering day if, in fact, siblings have now ended up on opposite political poles. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to solve the problem you may have with your pesky relatives who refuse to believe your logically particular ideology. I, at least, am satisfied that this column was able to duck political and legal issues for two weeks while we celebrated All Saints and Thanksgiving.But I can’t stay quiet about such things for too long, which is probably why my wife and I had to eat Thanksgiving dinner by ourselves. There’s not a whole lot I can…Continue Reading

Biden’s Border

November 27, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Biden’s Border

By BARBARA SIMPSON It’s hard to know just what to think about the whole issue of our border with Mexico. Some people — tongue in cheek, no doubt — even say there is no border because of the thousands of illegals who cross weekly. These people are not coming from Mexico — they are just using Mexico as their pathway to the U.S. border and entrance into our country. They are coming from countries all across the world — Cuba, Haiti, South America, and yes, even Asia.It’s estimated that there were at least 11.4 million illegal aliens in this country as of January 2018. Who knows what is it is now? According to a report in Breitbart, just last month,…Continue Reading

Have Our Bishops Embraced The Schumer Doctrine?

November 26, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Have Our Bishops Embraced The Schumer Doctrine?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) has revealed a curious motive for his support of unlimited illegal immigration.“Now more than ever, we’re short of workers,” he told reporters outside the Capitol on November 16. “We have a population that is not reproducing on its own, with the same level that it used to. The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants, the ‘Dreamers’ — and all of them, because our ultimate goal is to help the Dreamers but get a path to citizenship for all 11 million or however many undocumented there are here.”This palaver is nothing new from the Left. These champions of the…Continue Reading

Justice Samuel Alito . . . Gets Standing Ovation At Conservative Event For Overturning Roe

November 25, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Justice Samuel Alito . . . Gets Standing Ovation At Conservative Event For Overturning Roe

By STEVEN ERTELT WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeNews) — Justice Samuel Alito received a standing ovation at a Federalist Society event for authoring the decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and allowed states to protect babies from abortions.A Reuters report described it as the “loudest applause at the event.”As Yahoo News reported, “The hundreds of lawyers and law students in attendance gave Alito another standing ovation when a speaker onstage, Stephen Markman, a former Michigan Supreme Court justice, praised his opinion in the June ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that had protected abortion rights.”“I do not know of any decision on any court by any judge of which that judge could be more proud,” Markman said.During his…Continue Reading

Biden Pulls A Fast One On The Kids

November 24, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Biden Pulls A Fast One On The Kids

By CHRISTOPHER MANION CNN’s exit polls of those voting for Members of the U.S. House of Representatives found that Republicans won among those over 65 (+13 percent) and those 45-64 (+11 percent), while Democrats won among those between 30 and 44 (+2 percent) and those 18-29 (+28 percent).Yahoo News reports that, two days after the polls closed, “Joe Biden thanked young voters for turning out in historic numbers. ‘They voted to continue addressing the climate crisis, gun violence, their personal rights and freedoms and the student debt relief,’ he said.”Uh-Oh.That same day, a Federal Court in Fort Worth, Texas, vacated Biden’s “unlawful” student loan payoff, calling it “an unconstitutional exercise of Congress’ legislative power.”As U.S. District Judge Mark T. Pittman…Continue Reading

Resurrection To Follow?. . . Analysis Begins On “Underwhelming” Midterm Vote Result For GOP

November 23, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Resurrection To Follow?. . . Analysis Begins On “Underwhelming” Midterm Vote Result For GOP

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — I recently noticed a man at daily Mass at my parish wearing a black hoodie with a large image of a skull on his back. What biker gang’s member was showing off its colors?When I managed to read the words around the skull, it turned out not to be threatening a violent end to a gang’s enemies, but the classic Christian “memento mori” skeletal reminder that death comes to everyone, so be spiritually prepared for that day. If you’ve been good, resurrection follows.Appearances aren’t necessarily what they seem.Much analysis followed the November 8 midterm elections, including considerable surprise that the Republican Party didn’t do as well as anticipated.During a November 16 interview on Phoenix-based KKNT…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Family Is A Great Gift From God

November 22, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Family Is A Great Gift From God

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON Jr. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn.) + + One of the greatest gifts the Lord has bestowed upon us is the gift of the family. The family is an essential part of God’s plan of creation. It is here that future generations are formed, and the plan of creation is maintained.There does exist a problem, however, regarding the dignity of the family. In today’s society there is a problem that exists when the dignity of the family is under attack. This attack occurs from all sides and continues the deterioration of the gift that the family is to society. This shouldn’t be surprising, considering…Continue Reading

The Catholic Roots Of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on The Catholic Roots Of Thanksgiving

By DEACON MIKE MANNO As Thanksgiving approached I began thinking about what to write for a good Thanksgiving column, especially after last week’s column about my father, baseball, and youthful times in Philadelphia.As I wracked my brain for an idea, I remembered a friendship I developed as an aspiring novelist with another writer looking for her first publisher as well. She and I met in an online writers’ group and while we never actually met person to person, we did develop a friendship which lasted several years.She was a teacher and interested in children’s books and told me about the book on which she was working about the first Thanksgiving in what became the United States — it was not…Continue Reading

A Brief Introduction To Plato

November 20, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Brief Introduction To Plato

By DONALD DeMARCO Plato’s philosophy is both systematic and encyclopedic. He covers virtually all the issues that belong to the realm of philosophy. Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead pays tribute to him by stating that all philosophy after Plato is merely a series of footnotes to the great thinker.Nonetheless, his philosophy is not difficult to grasp. I would like to exemplify this point by citing Euthyphro, one of his Dialogues. In this story, Socrates and Euthyphro meet at the courthouse. Socrates will be tried for corrupting the youth of Athens, while Euthyphro is filing a charge of homicide against his father. Socrates is a person who claims to know nothing, but is eager to learn. By contrast, Euthyphro, a soothsayer/theologian, is…Continue Reading