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Searching For A Hobby

July 18, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Searching For A Hobby

By DEACON MIKE MANNO I’ve decided I need a hobby.Well, it’s not like I never had one before, it’s just that the things I liked to do weren’t suited for a retirement-aged gentleman. I had a real fun hobby several decades ago. I took up auto racing, took a driving class, which qualified me for an SCCA license, and bought a little Formula Vee racing car. I did that for about nine years, and four broken bones.When I quit, that I wrote two mystery novels. In my first I killed a nun. The culprit was caught and a new romance blossomed between a ditzy young reporter with a good heart and the state police detective who solved the case. I…Continue Reading

Border: Crazy And Deadly

July 17, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Border: Crazy And Deadly

By BARBARA SIMPSON It isn’t as if Americans don’t have enough to worry about concerning our Southern Border, now we hear that the United Nations says that border is the “World’s Deadliest Land Crossing.”It’s an attention-getting headline, but anyone who has paid even a modicum of attention to what is happening on the border on a daily basis knows that it is true.According to an article by Joseph A. Klein, the United Nations report stated that in 2021, at least 728 lives were lost on the border — 53 percent higher than the year before. What makes the figures even more devastating is that a UN note to that report, states that the number is “probably an undercount.”The discovery on…Continue Reading

“A Republic — If We Can Keep It”

July 16, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on “A Republic — If We Can Keep It”

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The recent Supreme Court decisions in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health and Carson v. Makin will profoundly change the political landscape in coming years.Fifty state legislatures will witness countless battles as they reclaim responsibility for a host of powers — far beyond abortion — that have been usurped by the federal government.Of course, the feds won’t give up those powers voluntarily.Some history might explain why.In July 1953, President Eisenhower asked my father to chair the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. Congress had created the commission at Eisenhower’s request to satisfy the conservative Republicans who had supported Ike’s opponent, Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio, at the party’s 1952 convention.Ike owed them.When the president announced the appointment of the commission’s…Continue Reading

The Laity’s Mass Obligations

July 15, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on The Laity’s Mass Obligations

By JOE SIXPACK Part 2 Now that we’ve dealt with Mass attendance, arriving late and leaving early, getting the kids in gear so tardiness isn’t a problem, silence when exiting the church and proper attire, let’s move on to the rubrics in your missal or missalette (those little red-letter words). First, however, I think it’s important to review why we must obey the rubrics.Under the Old Covenant, God demanded things done by both priests and the people be done exactly as He said or face dire consequences. Since Jesus didn’t abrogate the law but merely fulfilled it, strict obedience still applies to us today. In speaking to the disciples He said, “He who hears you hears me, and he who…Continue Reading

Inquisition In Reverse! . . . Coalition For Canceled Priests Assists The Persecuted

July 14, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Inquisition In Reverse! . . . Coalition For Canceled Priests Assists The Persecuted

By RAYMOND DE SOUZA, KHS, KM Late in June I attended the second conference of the Coalition for Canceled Priests, held in Beloit, Wis. It was a great event, which filled the audience with enthusiasm to defend the Catholic faith and in particular to support the good Catholic priests who have been persecuted and canceled — by their own bishops!Over 600 people attended the dinner to celebrate the first anniversary of the foundation of the Coalition a year ago, and a variety of speakers shared their experiences and knowledge with the people. Twelve priests were present, perhaps as a symbol of the twelve apostles.Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, “Canceled Prophet & Glorious Confessor: St. John the Baptist”; Fr. John Lovell, co-founder of…Continue Reading

Christ The Lawgiver

July 13, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Christ The Lawgiver

By JAMES MONTI It was during the Sermon on the Mount, and almost immediately after annunciating the Beatitudes, that our Lord declared:“Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:17-19).Our Lord knew that His reprimands and…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Importance Of Prayer

July 12, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Importance Of Prayer

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.) + + Last week’s column introduced us to the importance prayer played in the Old Testament. From the moments of creation in the Garden of Eden, through the interactions with Abraham, Moses, and the prophets, the Old Testament begins for us what we called the “drama of prayer.” The “drama of prayer” finds its culmination, or climax, in the person and ministry of Jesus Christ.The Catechism begins this section by using the phrase: In the Fullness…Continue Reading

Trusting Your Privacy To Government

July 11, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Trusting Your Privacy To Government

By DEACON MIKE MANNO I was recently reminded of a column I wrote several years ago. It was about a court case that involved the potential of an accidental release of private information. And, in the legal arguments surrounding the case, there were strong suggestions that those accidental releases might have been done on purpose.In the case, a Michigan nonprofit, the Thomas More Center, was suing California over a rule it was attempting to enforce that required nonprofits that sought to raise money in the state to provide to the attorney general the names and addresses of certain donors to the organization. Now if you have been a reader here for any amount of time, you probably know about the…Continue Reading

The Government Is Crazy

July 10, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on The Government Is Crazy

By BARBARA SIMPSON There are so many instances of government craziness that it’s hard to know where to begin.It’s a reflection of the mixed feelings Americans have about the actions of their government and its agencies. Much of those feelings depend on the political beliefs of those citizens. Some trust the government completely and others have nothing but disapproval for anything it does.While the headlines have been filled with the abortion ruling, there are other government actions that are almost ignored — but, in my view, shouldn’t be.How about this? Shortly after the Supreme Court decision striking Roe v. Wade, the White House responded by promoting a website advising children how to hide their abortions from their parents.Not a joke.…Continue Reading

Biden And Pelosi Flaunt Their Defiance

July 9, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Biden And Pelosi Flaunt Their Defiance

By CHRISTOPHER MANION San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Catholic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist last May 20. Two days later, she attended Mass at Holy Trinity Parish in Georgetown and went to Communion, publicly displaying her defiance of her ordinary’s remonstrance.Not to worry, Holy Trinity Jesuits: Washington’s archbishop, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, had signaled his pastors that he would not discipline them if they ignored Canon 915.Of course, they did not need his permission to follow Canon 915. The canon simply requires them and anyone else distributing the Eucharist to refuse to admit Mrs. Pelosi to Holy Communion, in Washington and anywhere else.Yes, Holy Trinity was easy for Nancy. But Wilton Gregory was a pushover. His neck…Continue Reading