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Looking Ahead at 2022

January 8, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Looking Ahead at 2022

By JOHN J. METZLER The political reverberations following America’s Afghanistan pullout debacle still shake the geopolitical landscape from Ukraine to the Taiwan Straits. But shall pending military calculations in Moscow and Beijing take advantage of a perceived power vacuum in the wake of the Afghan fiasco or will diplomacy deflect the sword of aggression?As we enter the New Year 2022, let’s go to the proverbial snow globe and peer into the future. Presidential elections are scheduled in France, Brazil, and South Korea.Now let’s review some global hotspots.Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s possible plans for Ukraine are bound both by a nostalgic nationalism and a murky national mission in reviving and rebuilding spheres of influence into a Greater Russia. Putin’s perception…Continue Reading

How Does God Want to Be Worshipped?

January 7, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on How Does God Want to Be Worshipped?

BY JOE SIXPACK Part 4Throughout this series on proper comportment for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we have focused on what the rubrics and the GIRM have to say. In this final installment, though, we will focus on other things. Actually, I consider myself herein to be a spokesman for Mass participants in general.Nearly all of us love children — I know I do. As the father of four, I can honestly say being a parent defined my life and made it special. But society and global realities were different then than they are now. Indeed, the changes in families have been so drastic between the time of my own childhood and now that I find it difficult to…Continue Reading

Gun-Grabbing Gavin Is At It Again

January 6, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Gun-Grabbing Gavin Is At It Again

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This commentary was first published by WorldNetDaily on December 17, 2021.) + + The governor of California, Gavin Newsom — who, I might add, has set his ultimate aim at the White House — has put himself in the spotlight again, this time with his plan for more gun control in his state.This comes on the heels of his announcement that he wants to make California a “sanctuary” for women who want abortions, in anticipation of a potential reversal of Roe v. Wade and in response to the new Texas abortion law, which the Supreme Court let stand.Under that law, private citizens can file civil suits against abortion providers. Newsom announced that he wants to…Continue Reading

Language matters… Social Revolution Chooses Its Words To Assert Superiority Over Nation

January 5, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Language matters… Social Revolution Chooses Its Words To Assert Superiority Over Nation

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — My sister and I were headed south back to San Diego one afternoon in the 1970s, she driving the car and my nose stuck in Time magazine journalist Otto Friedrich’s hefty acclaimed book Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s. The cover was illustrated with a picture of National Socialist Adolf Hitler’s baleful face on a kiosk.It was a sunny day, with the sparkling Pacific Ocean to the right of the freeway, but the foreboding book set my mood. The U.S. Supreme Court already had shocked the legal system with its fabrication of permissive abortion in 1973, and it seemed this nation might descend into anything, as other nations had.Social revolution arrives…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Greatest Of All The Sacraments

January 4, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Greatest Of All The Sacraments

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.) + + The Third Sacrament of Initiation is the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the greatest of all sacraments. For in receiving the Eucharist we receive Christ Himself. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us: “The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life’….The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained…Continue Reading

Unwinding America’s Catastrophic China Mistakes

January 3, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Unwinding America’s Catastrophic China Mistakes

By NEIL PATEL (Editor’s Note: Neil Patel co-founded The Daily Caller, one of America’s fastest-growing online news outlets, which regularly breaks news and distributes it to over 15 million monthly readers. Patel also co-founded The Daily Caller News Foundation, a nonprofit news company that trains journalists, produces fact-checks, and conducts longer-term investigative reporting. Creators — www.creators.com — distributes his column.(Mike Manno, whose column regularly occupies this space, is continuing his recovery from a stroke. Please continue to pray that he will soon return to full good health.) + + Do you remember Armand Hammer? If you’re over 50, you may. Hammer was a business tycoon who died in 1990. He was most famous for his deal-making with the Soviet Union.…Continue Reading

Happy New Year . . . What Seems So Real Around Us May Be Illusory, But Truth Wins

January 2, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Happy New Year . . . What Seems So Real Around Us May Be Illusory, But Truth Wins

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The welcoming white light was burning at 8:15 a.m. above the pastor’s confessional booth on Sunday, December 26, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church here, and penitents were in line. Christmas was only one day earlier, but the Church recognizes that all may not be as it seems.Just a day after one of the holiest dates on the Christian calendar, Fr. Steven Kunkel was ready to absolve people’s sins. Had everyone not best prepared spiritually for the great Nativity celebration? This sight after the 7 a.m. Sunday Mass seemed to contradict that expectation.Also, December 26 is observed as the feast day of St. Stephen, the first willing Christian martyr, only a day after the birth…Continue Reading

Devastating News In December’s Census Report

January 1, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Devastating News In December’s Census Report

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On December 21, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a chilling report. “Estimates Show Slowest Growth on Record for the Nation’s Population,” the headline read.The official government report continued: “Between July 1, 2020, and July 1, 2021, the nation’s growth was due to natural increase (148,043), which is the number of excess births over deaths, and net international migration (244,622). This is the first time that net international migration (the difference between the number of people moving into the country and out of the country) has exceeded natural increase for a given year.There’s a lot more to this significant story. First, the political angle:On July 21, 2020, President Donald Trump emphasized the importance of Census data. He issued a…Continue Reading

How Does God Want To Be Worshipped?

December 31, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on How Does God Want To Be Worshipped?

By JOE SIXPACK Part 3 Let’s continue our examination of the proper way to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.The first thing here isn’t for everybody, but rather those who act as readers at Mass. The problem manifesting itself here is probably not the fault of most readers, as they simply may not know what they’re doing is wrong. Some readers may say something like, “The first reading is taken from the Book of Isaiah.” Are those the words in your missal/missalette? No. The words printed there are the only words a reader is authorized to say.Anything else is not in keeping with the order of the liturgy. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it…Continue Reading

Let There Be Light

December 27, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Let There Be Light

By GEORGE A. KENDALL In the Book of Genesis, God begins the work of creation by saying, “Let there be light.” And light is indeed the central theme of the creation, whether that be the old creation or the new creation in Christ. The parallel creation story which we find in the Prologue to the Gospel of John starts out with:“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” and goes on to say that “all things were made through him, and without him was made nothing that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men, and the light shines in the darkness, and the…Continue Reading