Catholics in America: A Tale of Two Flags | Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views

by Russell Shaw June 23, 2016 (Photo: us.fotolia.com/TR) In a certain parish church that I know well, as also, I suppose, in many other Catholic churches in the United States, two flags are prominently displayed. One is the Stars and Stripes. The other, unfamiliar to most Americans, including many Catholics, is the gold and white flag of  Vatican City, with the papal coat of arms—the keys of Peter and the papal tiara—imposed upon its vertical Continue Reading →

Their ‘business practices’ stir emotions everywhere – by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki – Catholic Times

by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Officials of Planned Parenthood complained bitterly about the use of what they called “deceptive” undercover tactics when a sting operation revealed last year that they were involved in the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The undercover videos showed senior Planned Parenthood staff members haggling over the prices they would accept in exchange for aborted baby body parts. In one video, one Planned Parenthood executive said she needed a good Continue Reading →

NCRegister | America’s National Tribute to St. John Paul II

by Filip Mazurczak, Register Correspondent Sunday, Jul 10, 2016 6:15 AM  SAINTLY LIFE. The church containing a reliquary with St. John Paul II’s blood and a statue of the Polish pontiff are included in the Washington shrine dedicated to the life of John Paul II. Filip Mazurczak photo   The St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington is a moving tribute to a pope whose great impact on the Church and the world cannot Continue Reading →

Philly Mayor Attacks Eucharistic Doctrine as “Not Christian” |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Written by BY KATHY SCHIFFER 07/09/2016 Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (Photo credit: “Lasalleexplorer”, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Archbishop Charles Chaput is “not Christian”? That’s the claim made by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who disagrees with the archbishop’s recent directive to priests in his archdiocese to deny communion to gay, divorced and unwed couples. Kenney, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family and who attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, tweeted his dissatisfaction with the archbishop’s Continue Reading →

Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) and Prophecy in 1976

Posted on November 13, 2013 Presently, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is meeting in Baltimore (thanks, KFD). Timothy Cardinal Dolan, outgoing President of the USCCB, on behalf of the Conference, welcomed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio (essentially, the Holy Father’s “ambassador” to the U.S.), to deliver an address to the assembly yesterday evening. You can read the full text of Archbishop Vigano’s address here. It’s interesting. John Paul I and Cardinal Wojtyla, 1978 There’s a quote Continue Reading →

The one about how WE ARE THE GOLD | Barnhardt

The one about how WE ARE THE GOLD Originally penned and posted on February 29, ARSH 2012.  The next day Western Rifle Shooters Association reprinted it in full (everyone has full reprint permission – I’m not writing this stuff to exercise my fingers, I’m writing it to be read), and the following comment showed up on the WRSA thread.  I found it quite humbling.  Hopefully it encourages folks to read this piece, despite its length. Continue Reading →

Must read file: Reflections on an Insightful Column describing how the West has become and Anti-Culture « Archdiocese of Washington

By: Msgr. Charles Pope As we have discussed on this blog before, the Western World seems to have embarked on a (failed) experiment, testing whether a culture can exist without a shared cultus. That, is to say whether a true and unifying vision that we call culture can really exist at all without something above and beyond it,  which unifies it and to which it must answer. Unfortunately the word “cult”  has strongly negative connotations Continue Reading →

Must read file: Reflections on an Insightful Column describing how the West has become and Anti-Culture « Archdiocese of Washington

By: Msgr. Charles Pope As we have discussed on this blog before, the Western World seems to have embarked on a (failed) experiment, testing whether a culture can exist without a shared cultus. That, is to say whether a true and unifying vision that we call culture can really exist at all without something above and beyond it,  which unifies it and to which it must answer. Unfortunately the word “cult”  has strongly negative connotations Continue Reading →

WITH THE POPE AGAINST THE HOMOHERESY

WITH THE POPE AGAINST THE HOMOHERESY – Original here. Fr. Dariusz Oko, Ph.D. For several weeks now Poland has witnessed a heated discussion on the “huge homosexual underground in the Church”, provoked by the most recent book by Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski entitled Chodzi mi tylko o prawdę[1](Truth Is All That Matters). Some deny any such underground exists, and put forward theses profoundly inconsistent with the teaching of the Church, both being at odds with truth[2]. Continue Reading →

As Country Club Republicans Link Up With The Democratic Ruling Class, Millions Of Voters Are Orphaned

From an article in Forbes By Angelo Codevilla  (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey) On January 1, 2013 one third of Republican congressmen, following their leaders, joined with nearly all Democrats to legislate higher taxes and more subsidies for Democratic constituencies. Two thirds voted no, following the people who had elected them. For generations, the Republican Party had presented itself as the political vehicle for Americans whose opposition to ever-bigger government financed by ever-higher taxes makes them a Continue Reading →

Hagel: U.S. should give up nukes before rogue nations

Before dealing with the nuclear arsenals of rogue nations, the U.S. and Russia must first lead the effort by phasing out their own nuclear weapons, argued Chuck Hagel in largely unreported remarks during a 2009 Al Jazeera interview. Al Jazeera host Riz Khan asked Hagel to address the disarmament of “rogue” states – referring to Iran and North Korea. Before dealing with the nuclear arsenals of rogue nations, the U.S. and Russia must first lead Continue Reading →

Margaret Sanger Desanitized – Truth and Charity Forum

Margaret Sanger passed away in the year 1966, one week before her 87th birthday. Though she was an atheist, funeral services were held at the Episcopal Church in Tucson, Arizona where she was eulogized as a “good, fighting saint who experienced martyrdom.” The Reverend George Ferguson went on to say that “all the elements of sainthood were personified many times in her life.” The made-for-television movie, Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995) Continue Reading →