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A Pot Pourri . . . The Dark Forest, Constitutionalism, And Other Matters

October 27, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on A Pot Pourri . . . The Dark Forest, Constitutionalism, And Other Matters

By GEORGE A. KENDALL I got thinking recently about the opening Canto of Dante’s Inferno, where the poet finds himself lost in a dark forest. He tries to find the way and eventually comes to a hill which he tries to ascend, but is always stopped by ferocious animals, symbols of his sins. At last the Roman poet Virgil comes to meet him, and guides him, not only to the top of the hill, but from thence through Hell and Purgatory, till they reach the gates of Heaven, where his beloved Beatrice becomes his guide.Not long ago, I realized all of a sudden how closely Dante’s account parallels my own journey back to the Church. I left as an undergraduate…Continue Reading

Working 24/7…And Obeying God

October 26, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Working 24/7…And Obeying God

By JOE SIXPACK One day, two men stood outside the parish church after Holy Mass and carried on a conversation. One said to the other, “Why, Bill, you’ve put on some weight! Don’t you work anymore?”“I work about twenty-four hours a day,” replied Bill with all seriousness.“Impossible!” exclaimed his friend.“Not with a system,” Bill began to explain. “I work twelve hours down at the shop and around the house. Then I support our parish, the diocese, and mission work — that money works even while I’m sleeping.”Bill understands the precept of the Church that “the faithful are obliged to assist with the material needs of the church, each according to his own ability” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2043).…Continue Reading

Who’s The Ringleader Behind All The Trump Smears?

October 25, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Who’s The Ringleader Behind All The Trump Smears?

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on WorldNetDaily, www.wnd.com, October 9. All rights reserved.) OK — I did my duty and watched the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris – but I could have done without Harris’ constant smirking. As a longtime Californian, I’m familiar with Harris’ liberal history and her politics, so nothing she would say or do could surprise me.I knew going in that nothing would change my mind as to how I’ll vote on Election Day — and I will go to the polls and vote in person.I never vote by mail — because I don’t trust the Post Office. I’ve endured so many of their mistakes in deliveries over the last…Continue Reading

Fr. Altman . . . The blood of babies is ‘on the hands’ of bishops if Biden wins in 2020

October 24, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Fr. Altman . . . The blood of babies is ‘on the hands’ of bishops if Biden wins in 2020

A Beacon Of Light… The Seventh And Tenth Commandments: Theft And Envy

October 24, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Seventh And Tenth Commandments: Theft And Envy

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON JR. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn. He is currently the parochial vicar of St. Andrew Parish in Colchester and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lebanon. He received his BA in religious studies and his MA in dogmatic theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Conn.) Welcome back to our continuing examination of conscience. Today we will focus on the Seventh and Tenth Commandments. The Seventh and Tenth Commandments focus on respecting and honoring the possessions of others.The Seventh Commandment is: Thou shall not steal. This Commandment forbids the act of taking someone else’s property. The Catholic Church believes that this Commandment…Continue Reading

Life Trumps All . . .

October 23, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Life Trumps All . . .

By JOSEPH MATT Four year ago, The Wanderer endorsed President Trump for his bid for the presidency, because of his commitment and promises for the pro-life cause. Today, four years later, American voters are again faced with a stark contrast. On the one hand, we have a candidate who has a four-year track record of exemplary support for life at all stages, arguably more than any other president in our day. On the other hand, we have a candidate who calls himself a “devout” Catholic — yet flouts his beliefs in the face of Church teachings — boasting a lifelong political career in support of abortion along with his uber-progressive running mate insisting that the taxpayers fund abortions. And if…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke . . . Statement on the Declarations of Pope Francis Regarding Civil Unions

October 22, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Cardinal Burke . . . Statement on the Declarations of Pope Francis Regarding Civil Unions

(www.cardinalburke.com) Oct 22, 2020 The worldwide communications media have reported with strong emphasis, as a change of course, the news that Pope Francis has declared that persons in the homosexual condition, as children of God, “have a right to have a family” and that “no one should be thrown out or be made unhappy because of it.” Moreover, they write that he has declared: “What we have to create is a civil union. In this way they will be legally covered. I have defended this.” The declarations were made in an interview with Evgeny Afineevsky, director of a documentary, “Francesco,” premiered on October 21, 2020, on the occasion of the Rome Film Festival (Festa del Film di Roma). Such declarations…Continue Reading

Website Update

October 21, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Website Update

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St. Teresa Of Jesus . . . And The Contrast Between The Faithful And The Faithless

October 21, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on St. Teresa Of Jesus . . . And The Contrast Between The Faithful And The Faithless

By FR. JAMES ALTMAN (Publisher’s Note: We have been blessed with the opportunity of having Fr. James Altman write a column for us this week and hope to have him as a regular in our weekly pages. You may recall that Fr. Altman was in the news recently because of his explosive and unapologetic homily on how Catholics can put themselves in the state of mortal sin by voting Democratic. We look forward to and welcome the unabashedly Catholic and truth-telling words of Fr. Altman to our weekly pages. Below is his homily for the Memorial of St. Teresa of Jesus, October 15.) In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.Dear family,…Continue Reading

Gosh, Had I Known I Would Have Baked A Cake

October 19, 2020 Frontpage Comments Off on Gosh, Had I Known I Would Have Baked A Cake

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD What was I thinking? As a former newspaper editor and reporter you would have thought that I’d remember National Newspaper Week at the beginning of this month. But, alas, I forgot. Too bad; I would have baked a cake had I remembered.The nation’s newspapers are in a sorry state. Since the early 2000s nearly a quarter of U.S. newspapers have closed and employment in the industry has dropped by fifty percent. There are a lot of reasons for this including the rise of electronic media, cable news, and the changing demographics of the nation.Had I baked that cake I could have used this year’s theme, “America Needs Journalists,” on the top of the cake. It’s…Continue Reading