All posts by Mary Anne Hackett

Substitutes for Thought

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, August 22, 2020 “Liberalism reduces Christianity to slogans; slogans are a substitute for thought.” That’s how Dartmouth College English professor and National Review editor the late Jeffrey Hart, my revered teacher and friend, thus categorized the... read more

Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II?

‘The Ostpolitik that Cardinal Zen criticizes, is, in fact, fruit of the Second Vatican Council. This is historical evidence that does not admit denials.’ By Roberto de Mattei August 21, 2020 (Rorate Caeli) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his... read more

Poll shows huge number of Americans ignorant about COVID death rates

'Americans still misperceive the risks of death from COVID-19 for different age cohorts — to a shocking extent.' By Andrea Widburg August 20, 2020 (American Thinker) — Franklin Templeton, an investment company, commissioned a Gallup research study to learn about Americans' perceptions... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

Cardinal Pell Speaks on Maintaining Hope in Prison, Touches on Vatican Finances

Cardinal Pell spent 13 months in solitary confinement, during which time he was not permitted to celebrate Mass. Catholic News Agency, August 18, 2020 WASHINGTON — Cardinal George Pell, who was acquitted this year after becoming the highest-ranking Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of... read more

Pope Francis praises nun for opening ‘trans home’ for men claiming to be women, calls them ‘girls’

Pope Francis told the 'nun of the trans' that 'God who did not go to the seminary or study theology will repay you abundantly. I pray for you and your girls.' By Doug Mainwaring NEUQUÉN, Argentina, August 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After a controversial nun opened in Argentina a residence... read more

More new bishops than priests to be ordained this year amid vocations crisis

This is not sustainable - we have nobody coming after us, said Fr Paddy Byrne, parish priest of Abbeyleix and Ballyroan, Co Laois Sarah Mac Donald, August 18 2020 More new bishops will be ordained in Ireland this year than new priests, amid a crisis in vocations, a well-known parish priest... read more

The New York Times and Notre Dame

Sycamore Trust, August 7, 2020 .@NotreDame students fed daily doses of the now unmasked bigotry of the @NYTmes. #GoCatholicNDCLICK TO TWEET As we reported last year, at the instance of student government Notre Dame is providing every student a free online subscription to the New York Times,... read more

The Cultural Revolution and Us

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, August 2, 2020 The United States is currently going through its own version of China’s Cultural Revolution, including rampaging mobs, hell-bent on the destruction of property and historical artifacts. These disturbances have obscured the sometimes quite legitimate... read more

The Archbishop of Paris is Right: Humanae Vitae is Prophetic

Fertility is biological, but it is not just biological. By John Grondelski Archbishop Michel Aupetit is a voice to listen to, not just because he is a bishop but because he is a practicing physician who brings rich medical experience with him. July 25 marks the 52nd anniversary of St.... read more

Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on August 14, 2020, featured Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk: “ANSWERING THE CLARION CALL FOR SOCIALISM.” [LUNCHEON WAS SOLD OUT!]

ANSWERING THE CLARION CALL FOR SOCIALISM Jesus cautioned us: “Beware of false prophets . . . You will know them by their fruits. . . Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.” Despite its... read more

Coronavirus Stalks in the Darkness, But Do Not Be Afraid

SAN GABRIEL MISSION FIRE ‘JUSTIFIED’?

Pope Francis appoints Chicago auxiliary bishop to Diocese of Joliet

Storm Heaven on July 1, 2020

Catholic Church in Germany Lost a Record Number of Members Last Year