Phillip Neri

Is your parish dollar buying the subversion of Parish Life?

I am looking around at parish life in the big city these days, and all I see in the bulletin are listings for new programs.  There is one thing that can renew a parish immediately.  It doesn’t cost money.  It doesn’t require volunteers.  And it is a sure fire way to bring miraculous turnarounds and…

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John B. Manos : On EWTN discussing Religious Liberty

Bellarmine Forum Board Member John B. Manos discussing religious liberty in the courts with Colin Donovan on EWTN theology round table. Focusing on what the near future holds for those who hold on to Catholic beliefs, we can see the media use court decisions to whip up angry mobs in what can be called “trial by…

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Friday Penance Fail

Sometimes you just can’t win.

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Was Pope Francis Implicating the Legion of Christ as “Swindlers?”

Recently, Pope Francis pigeonholed problem people in the Church and gives us three particular groups of his concern. L’Osservatore Romano translated the three major groups as “Uniformists, alternativists and advantagists.” This last group, the advantagists is the one that they reported as: “’look for advantages’. They ‘go to Church but for personal advantage, and wind up conducting…

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Remnant Newspaper Guilty of Trying to be Funny (!)

Earlier tonight I received a frantic call from Elisabeth Harschenfarger, a dear reader from the lands of snow who isn’t prone to hysterics. Tonight was different. She says, “I think something is wrong with the people at the Remnant.”  I immediately agreed, but she corrected me. “No, no. I’m not talking about them being sticks in the mud. We all…

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