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Footnote 2: Feminism’s Bitter Pill

This week, we examine the impact of the sexual revolution on American culture through the eyes of social scientists, in view of Catholic doctrine.

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The First and Enduring Sin

This past Saturday–September 29, 2012–in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the temperature was a warm 80 degrees, and the fall colors of the changing leaves were done as by a master painter. A perfect day for my 7-year-old daughter to play in the front yard. Indeed she was. Into this…

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How Canada Responded To Humanae Vitae

Msgr. Vincent N. Foy’s classic describing the “Tragedy At Winnipeg,” first published on the 20th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, is now on the web.It is a penetrating account of how things went wrong in Canada, a microcosm for the rest of the world. The sidebar to the article offers a generous array of Msgr. Foy’s…

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Footnote 1: Introduction to the Campaign for Humanae Vitae

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/WFF_Podcast_1_Intro_to_CHV_092712.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDr. Christopher Manion explains the Bellarmine Forum’s Campaign for Humanae Vitae in this new podcast series.

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Bad News About the College of Your Choice

“The people have gotten dumber” Retiring Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) John Howard is truly the Dean of American education, a calling which he has faithfully served for over sixty years. He has dedicated his life to the defense of moral education and its vital role in the survival and flourishing of a free society. Because…

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Why Do They Hate Us?

Save Me, Lord, from lying lips, From the tongues of the deceitful — Psalm 120 Why do they hate us? No, I don’t mean Al Queda, or the Arabs, or the Persians, or the Taliban. It’s my acquaintances in the media who ask the question – quietly, and among themselves: “Why do the American people…

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Prudence, Prelates, and Politics

“If I attacked the Pope, I’d be on the front page of the New York Times Tomorrow” –Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, in Gary, Indiana, 1973 When does a prudential perversion become a calumny? Last week the Rubble reported how Bishop Steven Blaire of Stockton, chairman of a USCCB committee, has over the course of the…

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Happy Feast Day!

Collect from Today’s Mass: O God, who adorned the Bishop Saint Robert Bellarmine with wonderful learning and virtue to vindicate the faith of your Church, grant, through his intercession, that in the integrity of that same faith your people may always find joy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with…

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St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.

This article is taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1907). A distinguished Jesuit theologian, writer, and cardinal, born at Montepulciano, 4 October, 1542; died 17 September, 1621. His father was Vincenzo Bellarmino, his mother Cinthia Cervini, sister of Cardinal Marcello Cervini, afterwards Pope Marcellus II. He was brought up at the newly founded Jesuit college in…

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Who Speaks for the Catholic Church?

Joan Frawley Desmond offers an interesting potpourri of orthodox lay opinion regarding the dissident poseurs who hate the Church’s teaching but love the Catholic label. John Haas, Ed Peters, and others weigh in on this important issue. Charles Wilson, president of the Saint Joseph Foundation, which focuses on canon law, adds this important caveat: “Canon…

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