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A Beacon Of Light… Expressions Of Our Prayer

August 9, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Expressions Of Our 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.) + + Welcome back to our discussion on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the role prayer has in our lives. This final section of the Catechism is broken down into two sections, each having various chapters. We are still in section one devoted to prayer in the life of the Christian. Today we will explore chapter three, dedicated to the life of prayer, which invites us to contemplate expressions of prayer, the battle of…Continue Reading

Election Folderol

August 8, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Election Folderol

By DEACON MIKE MANNO So many things these days seem to revolve around politics. Now that’s not bad in and of itself for after all we live in a society that makes the claim of being a democracy (actually, it’s a republic, but that’s not my point today).Our problem is not with politics, but with the extreme partisanship that is being displayed today. I understand that none of this is governed by the Marquess of Queensberry, but in the political sport of today, hitting below the belt, eye gouging, and all the rest all seem to be — well not illegal, as such, but not exactly wrong either.One way the game is played is by continually changing the rules of…Continue Reading

“What’s A Catholic To Do?”

August 7, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on “What’s A Catholic To Do?”

By BARBARA SIMPSON I pity the poor Catholics who grew up at a time when the teaching of their Church and the actions of the clerics made some modicum of sense. What’s going on today, must be driving them crazy — if not away from the Church.In those bygone days, there really weren’t any major public disagreements in the interpretation of religious beliefs and practice.That’s not to say that everyone agreed about everything, but at least those disputes were relatively quiet and behind the scenes.As a result, average Roman Catholics were able to live their religious lives relative smoothly. They might have difficulties dealing with their own personal sins and how to face their Confessions, but at least those were…Continue Reading

Washington’s Bipartisan Brothel Is Thriving

August 6, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Washington’s Bipartisan Brothel Is Thriving

By CHRISTOPHER MANION A couple of years ago a story went by that got less attention than it deserved. It reported that the fees paid to Capitol Hill lobbyists in Washington had grown by a factor of fifty — that is, by five thousand percent — in the thirty years between 1986 and 2016.Federal law requires that those hired to influence legislation on Capitol Hill register every year with the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the U.S. Senate. Lobbying firms’ fees, lobbyists, and clients are all available to the public, but they don’t make it easy.Reporters from the Washington Examiner recently rolled up their sleeves and did the digging on TikTok, a Chinese firm that…Continue Reading

Practical Apologetics

August 5, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Practical Apologetics

By JOE SIXPACK Part 2 In last week’s installment I began telling you about the resources you would have to have if you want to learn about apologetics. We finished up by talking about the various versions of the Bible. To begin this installment, let’s talk a little about the Bible in general.To begin, there are a few realities you need to understand about the Bible. First, the Bible came from the Church, not the Church from the Bible. Protestants and some others will want to argue that point with you, and we’ll cover how to handle that objection in a couple of weeks.Second, the Bible is not the sole rule of faith. This is another point Protestants will want…Continue Reading

Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic . . . The Left: Dishonest, Rigid, Escaping From Reality, Authoritarian

August 4, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic . . . The Left: Dishonest, Rigid, Escaping From Reality, Authoritarian

By STEPHEN M. KRASON While historically the political left has been known for promoting unrealistic and ultimately socially damaging positions such as socialism or welfare statism and dismissing the necessity of incentive and self-interest in economic life, the American left recently has descended further into unreality and even irrationality in its thinking.What also now increasingly characterizes the left’s attitudes and actions is intolerance of those who disagree with them and a tendency to want to divide people into groups and promote hostility among them.The left’s embracing of unreality is seen, for example, in its outrageous unwillingness to recognize that there are two sexes and to believe that people can somehow change sexes. Some even suggest that men can get pregnant.We…Continue Reading

47 Catholic Members Of Congress Vote For Same-Sex Marriage

August 3, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on 47 Catholic Members Of Congress Vote For Same-Sex Marriage

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On July 19, the House of Representatives passed “the Respect for Marriage Act,” a bill intended to bypass the states and mandate the recognition of same-sex marriage on the federal level.To achieve that end in states that forbid same-sex marriage, the bill’s text prohibits states “from denying out-of-state marriage licenses and benefits on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin.”Curiously, 47 Republicans joined with the unanimous Democrats to vote in favor of the bill.Even more curiously, Catholic Vote reports that 89 Catholic representatives, including 15 Republicans, voted in favor of the bill.On the legislative side, the bill would overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that defined marriage as the union between a man and…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… Prayer Rooted In The Person Of Jesus Christ

August 2, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Prayer Rooted In The Person Of Jesus Christ

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.) + + Throughout the history of salvation, people and civilizations have adopted ways of communication with the Divine. We call this communication, prayer. For Catholics, prayer is an essential part of the relationship that has been established between God and man. For centuries, from ancient times to the present, there have existed varying types of prayer. Each of these types of prayer has sought to fulfill the needs and desires of those engaged in supplications.The living…Continue Reading

How To Prove God Exists

August 2, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on How To Prove God Exists

By JOE SIXPACK Part I Although we can’t prove God’s existence with empirical evidence (yet), we can prove His existence through the use of logic and right reason. The main problem with the use of logic and reason, though, is that people don’t use them anymore. Instead, they think with emotion. You’ll just have to overcome that.So how do we know God exists? Well, the short answer is that the Bible tells us so. But there is also the Argument from Nature (Design), which we’ll explain shortly. Then there is the Argument from Conscience, which I personally think is the best one, which we’ll also explain. Finally there is the one I call the Bad Man/ Mad Man Argument. But…Continue Reading

More Gender Confusion, Anyone?

August 1, 2022 Frontpage Comments Off on More Gender Confusion, Anyone?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO Well, it seems that our friends on the Progressive Left are at it again. They are seemingly trying to erase any lines between the sexes; you are what you think you are, is the new mantra.The idea goes back to the days, not that long ago, when the concept of gender identity was beginning to break ground in the American conscience. It was a time when some argued beyond the traditional viewpoint that there were men, women, and some few who felt attracted to persons of the same sex, homosexuals or lesbians, who suffered from gender dysphoria, which was widely recognized as a mental illness.The idea that dysphoria was a mental condition was roundly attacked by…Continue Reading