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Brighter Days Ahead For The Gospel of Life?

August 18, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Brighter Days Ahead For The Gospel of Life?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Dr. Janet Smith, distinguished professor of theology and one of America’s most valiant defenders of Humanae Vitae, sat down with us recently at the Population Research Institute’s Humanae Vitae Project.How is the encyclical doing after 53 years?The good news is, the worst is behind us, “For the most part, it’s been ignored by the priests and the hierarchy over the years,” Dr. Smith reports. And that means that many among the laity have never heard of it.Why? “They haven’t been taught by the priests and the hierarchy.”Nonetheless, Dr. Smith senses the promise of a revival of the Church’s teaching on family, sex, and marriage.On the practical level alone, many women now realize that the pill is an abortifacient,…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… The Popes And True Love Waits

August 17, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… The Popes And True Love Waits

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 of the publishing of this article, I am away on a much-needed vacation. Because of the need to get this column in early, I have decided to share with you a homily I preached to a group of young people participating in a program called True Love Waits. These young people ranged in age from eighth grade through high school.The True Love Waits Program has been offered in many of the parishes of…Continue Reading

Behind The Grisly Pitt Panther

August 16, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Behind The Grisly Pitt Panther

By DEACON MIKE MANNO I don’t know if I speak for everyone, but I do think that most of us take pride in the institutions from which we have graduated. That may be a little more difficult when one of those institution is a Jesuit college, but I manage and hope that you do, too.And like many of you I happily wear T-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with their names and images of their mascot — yes, even the blue jay!Anyway I thought of that this morning when I read from several sources that the University of Pittsburgh would like to become the distribution hub for fetal parts. I don’t know what kind of mascot it has for that, but I…Continue Reading

But The Mighty Can Fall Quickly . . . Some In GOP Join Senate Dems, Shoving Through Biden’s War On U.S.

August 15, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on But The Mighty Can Fall Quickly . . . Some In GOP Join Senate Dems, Shoving Through Biden’s War On U.S.

By DEXTER DUGGAN It was Anti-Christmas in August courtesy of the U.S. Congress’ Satan Clause, the wicked eternal elf all covered with soot that wasn’t off a chimney wall. He was whipping along a team of gargoyles with names including Fancy Nancy and Blurry Biden pulling a spiky sleigh of prickly gifts that you pay to receive. Blurry, it was said, couldn’t find his own nose in a firestorm.The gifts? The current ruinously expensive spending legislation that you never requested and that only benefits the sleigh driver’s family of political demons.And his clause? You can’t sleep, breathe, medicate, or eat without permission from his massive bureaucracy workshop along the turgid Pole-tomac. Permission to sleep? Better ask if it’s for lying…Continue Reading

Democrats Borrow $5 Trillion From Our Grandchildren

August 14, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Democrats Borrow $5 Trillion From Our Grandchildren

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Democrats hate Trump so hard it hurts.To feel better, they’ve just borrowed $5,000,000,000,000 from your grandchildren to pass out to their cronies, all of whom hate you.They’ve done so much for you, and you’re ungrateful!So they’ve decided not to pay back the loan.That sums up current legislative agenda of the Democrat Party. And in a classic show of ingratitude, nineteen Senate Republicans cheered them on and joined them in passing the trillion-dollar “Infrastructure” bill.By the way, adjusted for inflation, that “loan” amounts to more than the total cost of the U.S. participation in the Second World War. And Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) claims that the total amount Democrats want to spend is closer to $9.5 trillion.Archbishop…Continue Reading

Making The World Right

August 13, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Making The World Right

BY JOE SIXPACK An overworked and very tired businessman was trying to relax and read the evening paper in peace and quiet. His six year old son, as small children are wont to do, wanted his father’s attention, and the boy asked question after question to engage his father for the paternal attention he wanted. The father needed a little relaxation, so he tried to think of a way to get the boy to give him a little peace without hurting his son’s feelings, which led to an idea.The man took an advertising page from the paper that had a picture of a map of the world on one side. He tore the picture into many pieces and told his…Continue Reading

Virus Aliens Good, U.S. Carriers Bad… Again Biden Prefers Illegals Over Citizens, This Time For COVID

August 12, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Virus Aliens Good, U.S. Carriers Bad… Again Biden Prefers Illegals Over Citizens, This Time For COVID

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The major Greyhound bus station here is on the edge of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, making it easy to reach either of these transportation hubs when coming from, oh, let’s say the Mexican border. It’s nearly a three-hour drive to arrive here from border-straddling Nogales, to the southeast.Both this capital city of Phoenix and its Grand Canyon State of Arizona are affected deeply by Joe Biden’s disastrous, grim open-borders ideology. Even more so when the Biden administration shows a literally insane determination to spread untreated COVID virus-carriers who’ve crossed the southern border around the United States.If you live in Boston, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Chicago, Kansas City, Miami, Panama City, Billings, Seattle, or anywhere else in…Continue Reading

How Can We Help?… Good Priests Are Being Canceled

August 11, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on How Can We Help?… Good Priests Are Being Canceled

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Two weeks ago, we introduced our readers to Fr. John Lovell, a leader in the newly formed Coalition for Canceled Priests. The Coalition, an initiative of priests and laity alike, has been formed to address a growing problem in the priesthood and hierarchy: “an unwillingness to resist, and even a desire to celebrate, secular corruptions that have been condemned by the Church since its founding.”Of course, there are many who resist this corruption. They are “faithful priests and bishops who preach and practice the eternal Faith,” according to the Coalition’s website. The problem is that all too often, these good men are persecuted when they boldly preach the faith.In the language of today’s cultural conflicts, they’ve been…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… Nourishment For The Journey

August 10, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Nourishment For The Journey

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.) + + Let’s begin our third day of reflection by praying our retreat prayer:“Jesus, you invited the apostles to come away with you to a deserted place and rest awhile. Like your apostles, enable me to experience you on retreat — your suffering love and tender compassion. May I come to better know myself, to draw closer to you, and to thus be of better service to my brothers and sisters in the Church! Help me…Continue Reading

Middle School “Trans” Indoctrination

August 9, 2021 Frontpage Comments Off on Middle School “Trans” Indoctrination

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Lately there has been a slew of reports about how unhappy parents are confronting school officials for attempting to indoctrinate their children in ideologies the parents reject. Unfortunately, with the backing of the teachers’ unions and “woke” school administrators, the schools are fighting back sometimes even to the point of violating the law.Unfortunately, these efforts have turned schools into war zones, whether over critical race theory, masks in the classroom, or even if the schools are to open for in-person instruction. It’s the parents vs. the academic community.And also unfortunately, the academic community starts with the upper hand; for to them your children belong to the schools once one realizes that folks with titles and initials…Continue Reading