Looking at What We Have Lost

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  Over the last fifty years, a plethora of liturgical traditions and ceremonial have undeniably been lost. Today, many Catholics experience a growing hunger for the mystery and beauty that they never knew. To feed this longing, the Roman Catholic parish of Mater Ecclesiae of Berlin, New Jersey offered an August 15 … Read more

The Scandals’ Unmentioned Victim

The Scandals' Unmentioned Victim

  The TFP Alerts: Don’t Make the Church a Victim No one denies the reality of the sexual abuse scandals and their cover-up. Catholics rightfully reacted with indignation and concern. However, many reformers and dissidents now propose solutions that take advantage of this legitimate indignation and toil feverishly to shake the very … Read more

The Church: The Scandals’ Unmentioned Victim

The American TFP 10 Reasons Why Homosexual Marriage is Harmful - Free online version

  The Church: The Scandals’ Unmentioned Victim TFP Analysis of the May 3, 2003 Agreement between Bishop Thomas J. O’Brien (and the Phoenix Diocese) and Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley   The sexual abuse scandals, reported with an unnecessary abundance of lewd details, continue to fuel the media blitz against the Church … Read more

Meeting the Litigation Wave: The Church Faces a New Threat

They call it the next litigation gold rush on the horizon and it will be big business. The issue will be any child sexual abuse and the possibilities appear endless. For now, the target is the Catholic Church which has already poured out $1 billion in damages. Many see that figure cresting … Read more

The Church Faces Litigation “Gold Rush”

They call it the next litigation gold rush on the horizon and it will be big business. The issue will be any child sexual abuse and the possibilities appear endless. For now, the target is the Catholic Church which has already poured out $1 billion in damages. Many see that figure cresting … Read more

Who Will Watch the Watchdogs?

Jim Post

When the sexual abuse scandals broke upon the American scene early last year, many reacted with shock and dismay. The horrific discoveries of scandals and cover-ups were inconceivable. Even now, the crisis is clearly not over. Spreading from Boston, wildfires are raging in New York, New Jersey, Arizona, and California. Statutes are … Read more

Reality Check in Boston

As TFP member Norman Fulkerson and I arrived at St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery in downtown Boston, a feeling of apprehension seized me. It was Ash Wednesday and we knew that St. Anthony’s held Masses and distributed ashes all day long. With the droves of Catholics we expected to pass by, it was … Read more

A Sacred Trust Threatened: Breaking the Seal of Confession

A Sacred Trust Threatened Breaking the Seal of Confession 3

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned…” These opening words of confession constitute a sublime act of humility that marks the lives of so many Catholics. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandals, a renewed emphasis on the Sacrament of Penance, the sacrament whereby the Church invites the sinner to reform … Read more

The Importance of Chastity

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Recently, Wal-Mart pulled magazines with racy covers from its shelves. Since the corporation can account for up to 15% of all single copy magazines, this measure is an extremely effective way to promote the too often ignored values of morality and decency. This effort deserves applause. It is also opportune to republish … Read more