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From Under the Rubble…Tough Times

By Christopher Manion / October 11, 2012 /

It’s been a tough ten years in many ways for America. Catholic and conservative principles alike have been attacked, ignored, even betrayed. Bewildered conservatives watched a president who had campaigned as a humble born-again Christian blowing out budgets and launching an endless, worldwide war “to put an end to evil.” It was political folly and…

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How Canada Responded To Humanae Vitae

By Christopher Manion / October 3, 2012 /

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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Bad News About the College of Your Choice

By Christopher Manion / September 30, 2012 /

“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?

By Christopher Manion / September 30, 2012 /

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

By Christopher Manion / September 30, 2012 /

“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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Who Speaks for the Catholic Church?

By Christopher Manion / September 14, 2012 /

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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Bishop Morlino Speaks On The Laity And Church Social Teaching

By Christopher Manion / September 14, 2012 /

Madison, Wisconsin Bishop Robert C. Morlino offers an important and profound corrective to the recent hijacking of Catholic Social Teaching by political hacks and religious frauds.Excerpt: “It is not for the bishop or priests to endorse particular candidates or political parties. Any efforts on the part of any bishop or priest to do so should…

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Humanae Vitae Was Right!

By Christopher Manion / September 14, 2012 /

A new book by Helen Alvaré pulls back the curtain on the contraceptive mentality and its foul fruits. Breaking Through honestly addresses realities that the sex-saturated seculars miss, or mock: obedience to God’s marvelous design for marriage brings Grace, harmony, and peace to a world that hungers for them.  

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The “Catholic Vote” and Other Myths

By Christopher Manion / September 6, 2012 /

Charles Molineaux, longtime friend of the Forum, analyzes the “Catholic vote,” the rise of secularism, and the lingering scourge of clericalism in an important article for Crisis Magazine. Excerpts: “Since the presumed high water mark of the Kennedy election,” Molineaux writes, “the seeming solidity of Catholic laity has been dissipated by several factors, principally three: …

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Sucha Flake Has Curious Reception at Georgetown

By Christopher Manion / September 6, 2012 /

It goes to show how far we’ve “progressed” that a student at a “Catholic” institution becomes celebrated there for advocating rampant promiscuity.

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