Bellarmine Forum Podcasts

Footnote 35: Benedict’s Motu Proprio (Round Two)

Benedict’s Motu Proprio, Round Two: With Pope Benedict’s new addition to Canon Law, will the Catholic Church in the U.S. have to stop taking billions a year from the federal government?

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Footnote 34: Benedict’s Motu Proprio (first of two)

As he was preparing to leave office, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a critical clarification of Canon Law regarding how the Church conducts Catholic charities of all kinds. The local bishop, not the national conferences, should be the point man, he says, and they must implement many common-sense rules that a lot of Catholic institutions are not going to like – at all.

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Footnote 33: MSNBC Children belong to state

In Footnote 33, Chris Manion observes that a whacko feminist recently insisted that children belong to the state, not to God or their parents. She thought she was being very avante-garde. Was she right? Far from it: it’s an old canard whose history deserves our attention.

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Footnote 32: Cardinal Burke on Humanae Vitae

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Footnote-32-Cardinal-Burke-HV-043013.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe Bellarmine Forum’s Campaign for Humanae Vitae™ got a big boost in April, as Raymond Cardinal Burke urged the laity to encourage our priests and bishops to teach the truths of the faith in their dioceses. Waiting for national bishops’ conferences and their bureaucracies to do it means delay and a watered-down…

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Footnote 31: An Interview with Phil Lawler

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Bellarmine-Forum-Footnote-31-Lawler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn Footnote 30, Chris Manion interviews Phil Lawler, Editor of Catholic Culture (catholicculture.org).

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Footnote 30: Interview with Bill and Ester Williams on the history of the Order in Malta – Part 2

In Footnote 30, Chris Manion interviews Bill Williams, a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, and his wife Esther, a native of Malta, and they recount more highlights in the history of the Order on the Island of Malta.

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Footnote 29: Knight Bill Williams recounts the history of the Order – Part 1

In Footnote 29, Chris Manion interviews Bill Williams, a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, who recounts some highlights in the history of the Order on the Island of Malta.

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Footnote 28: The Knights of Malta Reach Out to College Students

In Footnote 28, Chris Manion interviews Greg August, a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, to discuss the Order’s outreach to college students, especially those in the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS).

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Footnote 27: Is “Government Charity” An Oxymoron?

In Footnote 27, Chris Manion interviews Steve Mosher, President of the Population Research Institution, discussing the issues that arise when Catholic nonprofits accept government funding or sign on as government contractors.

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Footnote 26: Charity at Work In Africa

In Footnote 26, Chris Manion interviews Steve Mosher, President of the Population Research Institution, discussing the differences between Catholic Charity and government “charity” in Africa.

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