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In Footnote 33, Chris Manion observes that a whacko feminist recently insisted that children belong to the state, not to God or their parents. She thought she was being very avante-garde. Was she right? Far from it: it’s an old canard whose history deserves our attention.
Last week we looked at the Catholic Church and its advocacy of legislation granting amnesty to illegal aliens. Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, who leads the Church’s campaign, has condemned the “nativism” and “bigotry” which in his view often motivates the advocates of the rule of law. This is not the first time thatContinue Reading
…or How I stop worrying and learned to love the (Demographic) Bomb, NOT! A stranger came into the sacristy after Sunday Mass. In an incriminating huff he said, “I have been away from the area for fifteen years; where are the people? And now you are tearing down the school? I went there as aContinue Reading
Today is the 96th anniversary of the vision to the three children at Fatima. Coincidently, it is also the 48th year for the Bellarmine Forum. Thus, Fatima is twice as old as the Bellarmine forum this year. On top of that, it is the 90th anniversary of St. Robert Bellarmine’s beatification on May 13, 1923!Continue Reading
Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Bellarmine Forum’s Campaign for Humanae Vitae™ got a big boost in April, as Raymond Cardinal Burke urged the laity to encourage our priests and bishops to teach the truths of the faith in their dioceses. Waiting for national bishops’ conferences and their bureaucracies to do it means delay and aContinue Reading
The collapse of legitimacy in Washington continues, and the immigration debate is no exception. The rule of law withers away, while partisans wallow in sentimentalism, with curious consequences: consider the religious leaders who are at the forefront of the pro-amnesty movement. Somehow, they’re on the same side of the issue as big business, the banksters,Continue Reading
In Acts 1:3 we read that Our Lord ascended to Heaven forty days after His Glorious Resurrection. The importance of this Feast is punctuated by Fr. Hardon: It is very important to be convinced that Christ’s Ascension into heaven was an historical fact. As early as the beginning of the second century, St. Ignatius ofContinue Reading
Having learned of Pope Francis’s desire to entrust his Pontificate to Our Lady of Fatima, I decided to settle down to the famous Fatima documentary from the mid-1980s narrated by Ricardo Montelban. Besides enjoying the suave and debonair devout Catholic and proprietor of TV’s Fantasy Island, something struck me in this documentary about Our Lady’s messageContinue Reading
Using antique statues of the Blessed Mother as windows into the eras of their creation, Nancy Murray has written a compelling history of the beautiful, historic city of St Augustine. The delicate, classically crafted Nuestra Señora de La Leche y Buen Parto (Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery) midwifed the city’s founding underContinue Reading
The Rubble often notes with a fond nostalgia the wisdom of Robert Nisbet, who was born in 1913. In that year, he once observed, the only contact that the average US citizen had with the federal government was the Post Office. But along with the brilliant Nisbet, several evils were also born in 1913. The Sixteenth AmendmentContinue Reading