Forum Asides

At Last! A Voice From the Wilderness

By Phillip Neri / September 14, 2021 /

At least one bishop wasted no time to get into the public fray over the Texas abortion law discussion. And he did it really well.

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Democrat Prayer “Amen & Awoman” is a Product of USCCB inclusive language

By John B. Manos / January 3, 2021 /

I remember the days of inclusive language fights before the ICEL and USCCB back in the day… The champion was Bishop Trautman…err.. Troutperson. There was an incessant need to remove “man” and his, and anything of masculine reference from liturgical texts… The joke was then, back in the late 90s was that “Amen” was sexist,…

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brown and green grass field during sunset

Thought For the Last Day of 2020

By Phillip Neri / December 31, 2020 /

Today is the end of 2020. You’d think people would be flooding en masse to bow before the Lord and beseech Him for mercy. “Don’t let 2021 be so filled with evil. Save us from this pestilence and the snares of the devil.”

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By Popular Demand: The Mercy of God in a PDF

By St. Robert Bellarmine / August 1, 2016 /

We get it — you want to enjoy a new perspective on Mercy. You’ve looked around online. What did you find? Probably got distracted into debates and news, when you really would like to invest some time into exploring this deepest virtue of our Lord — His Mercy. Or, you found things that make you wonder if the…

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Don’t like PayPal? No Problem! We fixed that!

By St. Robert Bellarmine / July 16, 2016 /

We’ve heard many times from people that either do not want to support PayPal because of the variety of issues with the corporate policies and issues they advance, don’t want to use because it is confusing or complex, or just don’t like it. The problem has always been that many others like PayPal and use it.…

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Is your parish dollar buying the subversion of Parish Life?

By Phillip Neri / June 28, 2016 /

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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Do You think they are kidding? Alinsky’s Demonic Ends Aspired

By John B. Manos / June 10, 2016 /

The Forum has been warning people about Alinsky for over twenty years. I saw this floating around on the Internets and it’s a good summary of the many things we discuss from time to time. Regular and long time readers will recognize it, but is there more? I am always amazed at the disconnect that seems…

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Would “Loud Praying” Exclude Charismatics?

By John B. Manos / June 2, 2016 /

When you see instructions like this in old Catholic texts, it makes you wonder how rowdy Mass was back then… this from a Catholic book published in 1894. I posted this little tidbit on Facebook and I had to share it here. Remember! Try to keep the spitting down when at Mass! And watch out for…

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John B. Manos : On EWTN discussing Religious Liberty

By Phillip Neri / August 10, 2015 /

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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Dr. Art Hippler : Comparing classical Jesuit and Progressive views on Education

By John M. DeJak / August 8, 2015 /

Bellarmine Forum Board Member Dr. Art Hippler speaking on classical education. An excellent lecture! Dr. Hippler, Chairman of Theology at Providence Academy, Minnesota, compares classical Jesuit and modern Progressive views of education.

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