Beyond excuses and worldly rationalizations, pornography represents an abuse of ‘liberty’ and makes a mockery of Western Law. It should be outlawed. It is a clear and present danger to human souls and threatens marriages, families, priestly vocations, every child of God. More… —May 2023: Testosterone levels ‘plummeting’ in young men due to porn consumption… Read More Pornography: and Spiritual Devastation.
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. John Kennedy (D-LA) questioned witnesses about Late Term Abortion. Town Hall.com. “During his time to ask the witnesses questions, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked “do you support it being legal to abort an unborn child up to the moment of birth,” a pretty straightforward question. One witness called by the… Read More ‘I Don’t Mean To Be Rude’
Urges Hungary to welcome migrants. America Magazine (CNS): “As expected, in his first speech in Hungary—to government and civic leaders and diplomats serving in Budapest—the pope acknowledged efforts to protect traditional values, but insisted those values include supporting European unity, welcoming migrants and working to end the war in neighboring Ukraine… Mentioning some areas of… Read More Pope Francis Repeats Words on Gender Ideology, Abortion and Migrants
Opinion. “A Note of Support, from a Surprising Detente”. DR NAOMI WOLF.APR 28. The whole world is commenting on and speculating about the abrupt departure of former Fox commentator Tucker Carlson from his former network. Addressing the current moment is not my intent. I have no idea what the “inside story” is on the events… Read More The Crime of “Talking to Tucker Carlson”
St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, Lowell, Massachusetts. Jesus calms the storm. This Week’s Messagefrom Fr. AmesseApril 23, 2023 In a month, we will celebrate the “40 Hours Devotion.” The Holy Eucharist will be exposed on the altar for approximately 40 hours. St. John Neumann made the 40 Hours Devotion popular as Bishop of Philadelphia (1852-1860). … Read More He Is Here. And He is Not Silent.
By Italy specialist Shannon I’ve always been drawn to Italy’s places of worship because of the stories of controversy and intrigue hidden in their elaborate sculptures, paintings and façades. For my Art History degree, I studied in Florence and attended lectures in churches and basilicas throughout Italy. There I learned that when you’re seeing a… Read More Sidewalk Evangelism
(CNA) In his remarks on April 19, Archbishop Paglia emphasized that the Church is not a ‘dispenser of truth pills’ when it comes to engaging with a pluralistic society on the most challenging moral issues of the day. Shannon Mullen/Hannah Brockhaus/CNA Vatican April 23, 2023 Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life,… Read More Pontifical Academy of Life President Calls Medically Assisted Suicide ‘Feasible’
Tucker Carlson cancelled by Fox News. Updated. NEW YORK (LifeSiteNews) — “Conservative media titan Tucker Carlson and Fox News on Monday “agreed to part ways” effective immediately. Carlson’s last broadcast was April 21, giving the hugely popular host no opportunity to bid farewell to his audience. An announcement from Fox News shared on social media Monday… Read More Are Moral Truths and Free Inquiry Being Outlawed in America Today?
“It is the truth which is assailed in any age which tests our fidelity. It is to confess we are called, not merely to profess. If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are… Read More Confessing the Faith
David Halberstam’s The Fifties: “Selling The American Way” “The Fifties is a sweeping social, political, economic, and cultural history of the 10 years that Halberstam regards as seminal in determining what our nation is today. Halberstam offers portraits of not only the titans of the age: Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, MacArthur, Hoover, and Nixon; but also of… Read More Videodrome. When the Seven Deadly Sins of Excess Were Morphed Into “Progress”
Little Known Facts By Philip Kosloski While working in a factory during the Nazi Occupation of Poland, Karol Wojtyla heard that one of his co-workers was expecting a child. The man worked the night shift and found out that his wife gave birth to their child. After a full day of work during the day, Karol… Read More John Paul II: A Man for Others
Kills Babies, Injures Women The Supreme Court is allowing continued sales of the dangerous abortion pill that kills babies and has killed and injured women. The vote was 7-2, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting. The nation’s highest court ruled [April 21] in an unsigned order that the abortion drug mifepristone can continue… Read More Supreme Court Allows Continued Sales of Abortion Pill
“Do you know that we are tremendously powerful already? … I’ve reckoned them all up: a teacher who laughs with children at their God and at their cradle is on our side. The lawyer who defends an educated murderer because he is more cultured than his victims … is one of us…. The juries who… Read More Dostoevski on the Revolutionaries
Calls for six months pause in research and for regulation. CNN – Elon Musk warned in a new interview that artificial intelligence could lead to “civilization destruction,” even as he remains deeply involved in the growth of AI through his many companies, including a rumored new venture. Musk has repeatedly warned recently of the dangers of… Read More Elon Musk Interview With Tucker Carlson: Warns of Grave A.I. Dangers
“…recent changes to the way everyone gets their news—coupled with the style of news that dominates today—may not be good for mental and even physical health. “The way that news is presented and the way that we access news has changed significantly over the last 15 to 20 years,” says Graham Davey, a professor emeritus… Read More What is Monied “News” Consumption Doing to Us?
Who needs the old Progressivist desire for a Third Vatican Council to mitigate Church teachings when they can have almost anything they want from an incremental permanent synodal Church? A lot of the infiltrators who maneuvered their way into the highest church positions by pretending to be pious and loyal sons of the popes are… Read More Cardinal Müller challenges Pope Francis
Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register wrote, “The former cardinal-archbishop of Milan [Jesuit Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini], a favorite of those pushing for heterodox reforms in the Church, had envisioned a permanent synodal Church in which the idea of collegial governance introduced at the Second Vatican Council could be better realized. The Jesuit biblical… Read More Martini’s Endless Dream
Damian Thompson associate editor of The Spectator writes, “Ludwig van Beethoven had a profound faith in God. He was born and raised a Catholic and on his deathbed he asked to receive the Last Rites. He told the priest, ‘I thank you, ghostly sir – you have brought me comfort.’ One of his closest friends,… Read More Why didn’t Beethoven Go to Mass?
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
… involved, he says, in recruitment of “undercover sources” within the Catholic Church and other churches. Catholic News Agency reports, “A new document revealed that the Richmond Federal Bureau of Investigation used at least one undercover agent to obtain information about traditionalist Catholics, said Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who chairs the House Subcommittee on the… Read More Senator Josh Hawley says DOJ spying on Christians and churches
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.… Read More First Amendment Protections
“Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave.” Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any… Read More He is risen. St. John Chrysostom. St. Francis de Sales.
2 Corinthians 11:3 “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. 4 For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received,… Read More Judas, The Third Temptation, and the Social Gospel — Fulton J. Sheen
…and Bishop Fulton J. Sheen’s reported last. Scott Hahn on Holy Thursday. Penance. The Good Thief Dismas. Like ourselves, (Rom. 6:23) “41 We are punished justly, for our sins. But this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you… Read More Holy Thursday and Good Friday
Jordan Peterson and Dennis Prager. In this episode Trent Horn examines some recent comments from Dennis Prager and Jordan Peterson that argue for pornography in moderation and compares them to Protestants who condemn porn but defend masturbation. Trent Horn earned his master’s degrees in the fields of theology, philosophy, and bioethics. He serves as a… Read More Trent Horn on The Spiritual Limits of Otherwise Decent Internet Moralists
And the Whittaker Chambers masterpiece, Witness. Excerpt from an Amazon review of Witness by T. Graczewski. “Witness” makes the Red Scare of the early 1950s much more palpable and understandable for twenty-first century American readers. The conspiracy that Chambers details in “Witness” is stunning in its scope and audacious in its aims. Today, McCarthyism and… Read More Are We Reliving a New Phase of the Hiss – Chambers Drama In Our Time?
Transhumanism made flesh. Jennifer Bilek is a feminist and investigative journalist. She has investigated the connections between the Trans movements of our time. “Once we open the door to accepting vast changes to human biology, that undermine the very definition of what it means to be human as a sexually dimorphic species, we have opened… Read More Don’t Tell Fr. James Martin
Jesus Christ Shows That Suffering and Peace are not Opposites. We have all been brought up in a culture—which is increasingly becoming a global culture—which says that through some uncanny stroke of good (?) “luck ” or “chance” we have been born into theworld; we exist; so now we have to squeeze every last pleasure… Read More The Cross: “Breaking With Sin.” 1 Pet. 4.
When after hundreds of years the LORD finally heard the prayers and cries of his people in Egypt and delivered them from slavery under Pharaoh, he led them into the desert where they suffered for another 40 or so years. And the people were not happy about it: Then they said to Moses, “Was it because there… Read More Real Faith is Not For the Fainthearted
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. April 3. “My heart hath expected reproach and misery: And I looked for one who would grieve together with me, but there was none:And I searched for one who would comfort me, and I found none:And they gave me gall for my food, and in my thirst, they gave me vinegar… Read More Abp. Viganò: Passion of the Church No Less Serious Than Our Lord’s Passion
Peter Kwasniewski, PhD To a degree not yet as widely recognized as it should be, Pope Francis – Jorge Bergoglio, S.J. – is showing himself to be an admirable disciple of his Jesuit forerunner Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955), the Piltdown paleontologist and “Omega Point” mystagogue, who exercised an enormous influence on the young… Read More Teilhard de Chardin: Model of Ambiguity for a Future Pope
“One of the most famous and most evil techniques of Maoist Marxism is the “struggle session” (dòuzhēng, 鬥爭; or pīpàn dòuzhēng, 批判鬥爭, “critical struggle”; or sometimes just pīdòu, 批鬥; also called “denunciation” sessions). “They were made famous during Mao’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), but they were utilized in the Chinese thought-reform (xǐnǎo, 洗脑, lit. “wash brain”… Read More Surviving A Modern “Struggle Session”. James Lindsay.
Homily of Benedict XVI, Palm Sunday, 2006. To understand what occurred on Palm Sunday and to know what it meant not only for that time but for all times, a detail is important, which became for his disciples the key to understand that event when, after Easter, they recalled those tumultuous days with a new… Read More “The Cross Is the Tree of Life” – Benedict XVI