American Tradition, Family, Property: Fighting the Counter-Revolution

Catholic Perspective

The Bishop of Lincoln Issues a Timely and Courageous Pastoral Letter on Contraception

No one doubts that the family is going through a crisis today that shakes the very foundations of our society. But few have the lucidity and courage to denounce generalized contraception as...

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Cardinal Dolan and Toppling the ‘Barriers of Horror’

Cardinal Dolan’s words were the success of a very well studied and carefully prepared maneuver intended to generate impact on public opinion...

 

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Can Someone in Mortal Sin Receive Communion?

Can Someone in Mortal Sin Receive Communion?The question seems absurd as any child preparing for First Communion knows the answer: “No! To receive Holy Communion one must be in the state of grace.”

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Quo vadis, Domine? Reverent and Filial Message to His Holiness Pope Francis from Prince Bertrand of Orleans-Braganza

Activists from movements that obstinately and violently subvert private property are invited to hold meetings with important organizations of the Holy See; one of them is received by the Pontiff...

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Christmas Outside the Box

As I was reading an article on an online news site, I chanced upon an advertisement for a beautiful Christmas tree. Indeed, it was an actual Christmas tree, not a holiday, winter or sparkle tree that...

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Same-Sex “Marriage,” Reparation, Exorcism, and Divine Punishment

In his homily, Bishop Paprocki explained the ceremony’s reason: “Our prayers at this time are prompted by the fact that the Governor of Illinois today is signing into Illinois law the redefinition of civil marriage, introducing not only...

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The Approval of Same-sex “Marriage” in Illinois and Pope Francis’s Statements

“After months of false starts, the Illinois House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to legalize same-sex marriage, and reports suggest that Pope Francis's recent comments about...

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In Times of Extreme Confusion "Stand Fast; and Hold the Traditions Which You Have Learned."

On September 19, the Jesuits’ America Magazine published the interview that Pope Francis granted Civiltà Cattolica, an Italian publication controlled by the same religious order...

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Priestly Celibacy, a Tradition of Apostolic Origin

Not infrequently some ecclesiastic raises the question of priestly celibacy implying that it can be discussed because it is not a dogma of the faith. The secular media immediately take such statements and scatter them to the four winds, implying that the Church is about to abandon the discipline of celibacy.

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“Rehabilitation” of Liberation Theology?

“Rehabilitation” of Liberation TheologyHave we forgotten that liberation theology, which spread widely throughout Latin America from the 1970s on, develops from the premises of Marxist class struggle and the concept that the poor are “the oppressed?” This school of thought holds that the role of Theology — and therefore of the Catholic Church — is to “liberate” the poor from the “oppressive structures” of private property and free enterprise. It sees socialism as the only system capable of ending injustice, by establishing complete equality in the political and socio-economic spheres.

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