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A Beacon Of Light… Jesus Meets His Mother And Veronica

March 2, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Jesus Meets His Mother And Veronica

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.) + + As we journey through the second week of Lent, we will be reflecting on the Fourth and Sixth Stations of the Cross: Jesus meets His afflicted Mother and Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.In the Fourth Station, we find ourselves amid the crowd that is gathering along the streets to watch the spectacle of Jesus carrying His cross. Jesus has just gotten up from the first fall and struggles to continue to Calvary. Then…Continue Reading

Religious Schools And The First Amendment… Is There A Difference Between “Status” And “Use”?

March 1, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Religious Schools And The First Amendment… Is There A Difference Between “Status” And “Use”?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO There is an interesting school choice case from Maine that is sitting at the door of the Supreme Court on appeal from the First Circuit Court of Appeals that could settle a legally thorny problem if the court decides to accept it.The state of Maine has a law that allows local school districts to pay the tuition for students to attend either private or public secondary schools where the district does not have a public high school. Thus the local districts have the option of providing the school or simply paying the tuition for its students to attend another school of choice.Those other schools of choice can be outside the state.Unfortunately, that choice appears to be…Continue Reading

Bleary Biden Bad Enough . . . But He’s The One Who Gives Us Nominees Like Baby-Bashing Becerra

February 28, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Bleary Biden Bad Enough . . . But He’s The One Who Gives Us Nominees Like Baby-Bashing Becerra

By DEXTER DUGGAN Joe Biden’s minefield of his own making was bigger than potentially blowing up a few cow pastures. Just over a month after his inauguration, members of the cognitively impaired Democrat’s own party began signing a letter requesting that Biden “end the sole authority you have to launch a nuclear attack, and to install additional checks and balances into the system.”It remained to be seen, as this article was written overnight on February 24-25, if the White House would quash the seriously embarrassing letter to a president who has a way of talking in word salads that betray a seriously confused mind.The February 22-dated letter noted that a U.S. president isn’t obligated to consult with anyone else before…Continue Reading

Notre Dame Awaits The Call On Instant Replay

February 27, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Notre Dame Awaits The Call On Instant Replay

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Twelve years ago this May, the University of Notre Dame welcomed to its campus the newly elected Barack Obama as an honored guest, speaker, and recipient of an honorary degree. For Notre Dame, it was a great coup: Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory, now cardinal archbishop of Washington, had already hailed Obama’s election as “a great step for humanity, a sign that in the United States the issue of race and the problem of discrimination have been overcome.”Fr. John Jenkins, CSC, university president, wanted Notre Dame to play a part in that historic journey. He extended an invitation to Obama, telling the class of 2009 that “as the first African-American holder of this office, [Obama] has accelerated our…Continue Reading

For The Love Of God

February 26, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on For The Love Of God

By JOE SIXPACK When St. Anthony of Padua was only five years old, he once heard a knock at the door late at night. It was wintertime, and the weather outside was very cold and snowy. Little Anthony ran to the window to see who was knocking at the door on such a blistery night.He saw standing in the deep snow another little boy who was barefoot and dressed in pitifully worn and torn clothing, carrying a bag on his back. When Anthony opened the door, the little boy came into the warm house. He was shivering from the cold, and his feet were numb and almost frozen.“Thank you,” said the little boy. “I’m glad to get warm and rest…Continue Reading

Schumer And Pelosi Would Deny Americans Freedom Of Conscience

February 25, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Schumer And Pelosi Would Deny Americans Freedom Of Conscience

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ferocious advocates of religious freedom — when the question revolved around consuming peyote.In the 1980s, as the Supreme Court’s summary would later explain in the case of Employment Division v. Smith, a “private drug rehabilitation organization” in Oregon fired two employees “because they ingested peyote.”These employees, however, did not ingest the drug for recreational purposes. They did it, the court’s summary explained, “for sacramental purposes at a ceremony of their Native American Church.”Even so, Oregon denied the two unemployment payments “under a state law disqualifying employees discharged for work-related ‘misconduct’.”The issue for the Supreme Court: Was Oregon violating the First Amendment right to the free…Continue Reading

Medical Guild Members… Hear Homily On Ethics Of COVID-19 Vaccines

February 24, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Medical Guild Members… Hear Homily On Ethics Of COVID-19 Vaccines

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The director of medical ethics of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix reviewed ethical considerations involved with receiving a vaccine for COVID-19 in a homily to members of the Phoenix guild of the Catholic Medical Association.Fr. Ignatius Mazanowski, who also is chaplain to the Phoenix guild, spoke during a February 13 evening Mass for the guild’s members at St. Joan of Arc Church in north Phoenix offered by the pastor, Fr. Dan Connealy.Although the Mass was in the main church, St. Joan of Arc has a chapel with an altar that was used at the nineteenth-century Philadelphia home of the wealthy Drexels, one of whose daughters, St. Katharine Drexel, became a pioneering missionary nun to Native…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Weight Of Humanity Causes Jesus To Collapse

February 23, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Weight Of Humanity Causes Jesus To Collapse

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.) + + As we continue our Lenten journey together to Calvary, this week we will reflect on the Third, Seventh, and Ninth Stations of the Cross. Having accepted condemnation and accepted the responsibility to carry the cross, these stations collectively represent the fall of Jesus. After being scourged and having received the crown of thorns, Jesus began the journey to His crucifixion.Three times, the weight of humanity caused Jesus to collapse. Imagine, Jesus was carrying the…Continue Reading

Truth, Reconciliation, And The Distribution Of Wealth

February 22, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Truth, Reconciliation, And The Distribution Of Wealth

By DEACON MIKE MANNO It’s tough for conservatives these days. We lost an administration (by hook or by crook) that, on balance, embraced our values. It mattered not whether you personally approved of Mr. Trump or his conduct, conservatives, if they are honest, will admit that his policies reflected conservative and Christian policies, again, on balance.But that administration has been replaced by Mr. Biden’s; one that rejects the principal tenets of conservativism just as Mr. Biden personally rejects the principal tenets of the Catholic Church. In addition, it is not just turning the page from a conservative administration to a liberal one; it seems that we have turned our entire society from one which endeavored to breathe the fresh air…Continue Reading

Making Political Converts . . . Before Dave Rubin Had Second Thoughts, Rush Limbaugh Paved The Way

February 21, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Making Political Converts . . . Before Dave Rubin Had Second Thoughts, Rush Limbaugh Paved The Way

By DEXTER DUGGAN “Political correctness” had been more than oppressive, but social controllers got worse with telling society — meaning you — to go “woke.” No longer did you have to speak only a certain way, but now show that you believed the craziest things as the new normal, like men invading women’s lavatories as a right mandated by Democrat usurper President Joe Biden.You’re ordered not to “offend” anyone, meaning you can’t be sensible. But isn’t wokeness and its ancillaries offending many people so that they become more conservative in response? Not that you’ll see much attention given to this question in dominant media, which likes things just fine the worse they get going leftward.However, veteran conservative talk host Mark…Continue Reading