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Rockford Bishop Spreads the Disunity of Pastoral Unity.

By John B. Manos / January 19, 2017 /

Alternate Title:  Stop trashing Ad Orientem while Ignoring Communion in the Hand The hippies win again… or: When AmChurch Smacks Trads, it Does it With HARSHEST RIGIDITY Word is spreading today of discussion on the Bishop of Rockford, who wrote in his pastoral letter that: First, as I noted at that time, we are all…

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Why we need 12 Days of Christmas and How the Catholic Bishops Robbed us of Them

By Dustin P.J. Murphy / December 27, 2016 /

Many in America tell us God has no place in the public sphere. Especially Jesus. Nativity scenes are forbidden on Government property, unless it’s one of a hundred different displays. Christmas is preceded by months of advertising. The “you need this” advertising of vehicles and jewelry now began soon after Halloween.  Christmas is secularized.  To top…

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Patriarch Sako Schools American Bishops

By John M. DeJak / September 28, 2014 /

“[This American Bishop] is also not experiencing first hand what we are experiencing. In America they put baskets with asylum request forms on church altars during mass. As if the migration of thousands of Iraqi Christians to the US was something to ask God’s blessing for. That’s a strange thing to do and only confuses…

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From Under the Rubble…A Plea to America’s Bishops

By Christopher Manion / August 12, 2014 /

Addressing the crowd gathered in St Peter’s Square for the traditional Angelus prayer on August 10th, Pope Francis renewed his call for prayer and concrete assistance for the suffering populations of Iraq. The news reports coming from Iraq leave us in dismay and disbelief.  Thousands of people, including many Christians, driven from their homes in…

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From Under the Rubble…The Unholy Alliance

By Christopher Manion / August 5, 2014 /

Let’s get one thing straight. Obama couldn’t care less about those Hispanic kids coming over the border. Here’s how we know: his administration has pushed the most savage pro-abortion policies in our history, both at home and abroad. And at home, Hispanic babies are much more likely to be aborted in America than children of…

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From Under the Rubble…Catholics, War, and Unintended Consequences

By Christopher Manion / May 7, 2014 /

The recent unpleasantness in eastern Ukraine recalls a nagging truth: Wars always bring unintended consequences, and Americans have seen plenty of them, firsthand. In 1916, Woodrow Wilson won reelection on the slogan, “He Kept Us Out Of War!” But Wilson wanted war, and, five months later, he got it. In October 1940, late in the…

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“Clerics and the faithful are not permitted to participate…”

By John M. DeJak / November 6, 2013 /

I’ll take an educated (though not metaphysically certain) position that this is the biggest snake-oil job in the last 40 years.  Our Lady is a woman of few words.  

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From Under the Rubble…Here We Go Again

By Christopher Manion / September 5, 2013 /

According to the New York Times, America’s Catholic bishops are counting on the persuasive power of the pulpit this month to push “comprehensive immigration reform” – also known as amnesty for illegal aliens. Unfortunately, we’ve already seen this movie, and it has an unhappy ending. Back in January 2010, our beloved shepherds launched a similar…

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From Under the Rubble…Happy Birthday, 1913!

By Christopher Manion / May 4, 2013 /

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 Amendment…

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Footnote 6: The Church’s Tax Exemption: Boon? Or Burden?

By Christopher Manion / November 5, 2012 /

In Footnote 6, Christopher Manion looks at the demands of some dissidents who want the government to silence the Catholic Church. Should we let them?

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