Father Hardon: Stop Communion in the Hand Now!

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2015 /

  I often forget that the things that were common knowledge in the 90s are forgotten or ignored today. It becomes apparent when discussing communion in the hand, as I did the other day in the neopaganism article, or as I have in other contexts over the past few years, that people generally believe now that…

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Truth of the Roman Rite Today. Laugh or Cry.

By John B. Manos / May 2, 2015 /

I’ve often been dismayed when visiting a town or city or knocked off schedule and unable to catch a recommended parish and have to toss my fate to the winds and catch Mass at whatever Church is available. It shouldn’t be like this, but I often have the feeling that I’m putting my spiritual life…

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Who is Laughing Now? R.I.P. Rev. Richard P. McBrien

By John B. Manos / January 25, 2015 /

Years and years ago, I remember listening to Bill Marra and Fr. Micelli talk on the Catholic shows they did, and frequently they’d discuss Fr. McBrien and nearly every time the topic of his work came up, they’d compare the past of Notre Dame to what it had become. I miss those kinds of guys, with…

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The Wreckovators say the silliest things… Our Saviour NYC Sanctuary Lamps gone for a year “for cleaning”

By John B. Manos / September 11, 2014 /

Last year, when the wreckovation of Our Saviour parish in NYC began, one the early things that happened, in addition to the things I mentioned here, was that the new pastor said that the sanctuary lamps had been removed, “for cleaning.” Mr. Samuel J. Howard provided me with the following picture of the BEFORE, notice…

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From Whence the AmChurch Name Comes and its Dictionary

By John B. Manos / September 5, 2014 /

In the wake of John Paul II’s celebrity and the tide of hope Pope Benedict brought to many who long for plain chant, reverence, and clear succinct catechetical materials, there is a creature of machinery long forgotten. This beast of a machine used to present itself as the future of the Church, progressing headlong into…

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The Return of AmChurch? – New York at Center of Suspension of Sheen’s Cause

By John B. Manos / September 3, 2014 /

With recent news from New York it is strange that today the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria and President of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, announced that the Cause for Sheen’s beatification and canonization has for the foreseeable future been suspended. Just two years ago, on September 9, 2012, a…

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The Forensics of an AmChurch hit on a Good Parish – Our Savior NYC fits

By John B. Manos / August 25, 2014 /

I read the news about Our Savior church in New York city, and I pour over emails I’ve received in the past year and it reminds me of the other times I’ve watched a successful traditional parish destroyed. Let’s not pull any bones here — when you read the letter Fr. Rutler wrote when he was…

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Who Needs Isis? AmChurch Meat Grinder Hitting Our Saviour Church NYC?

By John B. Manos / August 24, 2014 /

Another thing I’ve seen over and over for the past twenty years and more is the politely stated, politically correct, and sensitive velvet glove that is worn on the outside of a giant destructive machine known as AmChurch. These guys come in with a smile and speak of pastoral needs, concern for the poor, and…

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Fr. Hardon: Three reasons why the devil is so strong today.

By John B. Manos / February 17, 2014 /

Fr. Hardon gives the 3 reasons causing “the rise of heresy and the participation of priests & religious in the acceptance of homosexuality … why is the devil so strong today.

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Suffering the Ignorant Orthopraxis of Our Day

By John B. Manos / July 25, 2013 /

One of the things I really like about how God ordered this world is precisely how unassuming some of the greatest things He has worked really are to the passer by. If you didn’t look, you wouldn’t notice. It’s so easy to take them for granted until you look with the eyes of faith that can see…

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