All posts by Mary Anne Hackett

De Mattei: The Simony of the German Bishops

By Roberto de Mattei, Corrispondenza Romana, January 29, 2020 “How I would like a poor Church for the poor” exclaimed Pope Francis (L’Osservatore Romano, March 17, 2013). The antithesis of his ideal however, is embodied precisely by the church closest to him – the German one. The German... read more

When the Church of England apologizes for speaking against extra-marital sex

Morals are morals, marriage is marriage, sin is sin, and God’s ways are best. And with God’s grace and help, we can live above sexual sin. MICHAEL L. BROWN BLOG January 31, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – If you read the Bible cover to cover, you’ll see there is no ambiguity when it comes to... read more

German ‘Synodal Path’ Aims to Shape Vatican Decisions, Says Plan’s Architect

‘We believe it is unacceptable that all issues decided in Rome, now and in the future, should be taken largely without the participation of the local Churches,’ Jesuit Father Hans Langendörfer told a German newspaper. Edward Pentin Blog, January 30, 2020 One of the chief architects of... read more

Rome’s Shame in China

By Robert Royal, January 13, 2020 China is a large, strange, complex, contradictory thing, even before you get to the large, strange, complex, contradictory, and murderous form of Communism that has come to dominate its various peoples. No one understands it very well. But those closest with a... read more

Women at Work

...in the Home or in the Marketplace By John Stonestreet & Brooke Boriack, 01/22/20 Many modern feminists insist that if women were given the same education and opportunities as men, they would almost certainly choose careers over family. It’s an attitude reflected in the comments by... read more

The troubling terminations you’ve never heard of

Not all abortions end an unwanted pregnancy, and that makes a difference to the women By Paul Sullins | Jan 10 2020 | Does the termination of an unwanted pregnancy harm women’s mental health? No more than giving birth in such circumstances, according to mainstream social scientists and... read more

Over 200 Members of Congress Urge Supreme Court to Reconsider Roe v. Wade

The Court, the lawmakers say, should “again take up the issue of whether Roe and Casey should be reconsidered and, if appropriate, overruled.” By Matt Hadro/CAN/January 3, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of a Supreme Court hearing, more than 200 members of Congress have signed on to... read more

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples By Eduardo J. Echeverria, December 30, 2019 Once again, the German archbishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, responded positively to the question, “What do you do when a homosexual couple asks you for an episcopal blessing.”  He... read more

The other ‘marriage story’: divorce is at a 40-year low

And more kids are being raised in intact families By Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 6 2020 | The rise of divorce and the decline of marriage following the sexual revolution have destabilised the family life of two generations and have been the source of much unhappiness both for children and... read more

Aborting a Presidency

BY KEVIN BURKE, JANUARY 7, 2020 Author and political scientist Darrell West is deeply concerned about the current climate in the United States. “Societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy,” he warns. “Unless people can bridge... read more

Fundamental Transformation of a Nation, Culture: The Decade in Review

Fundamental Transformation of a Nation, Culture: The Decade in Review COMMENTARY: The 2010s, the Decade of the Dictatorship of Relativism By Paul Kengor, January 7, 2019 “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” declared a confident Barack... read more

LA Inserts Planned Parenthood Between Parents and Children

New Year’s Resolutions for Concerned Catholics: A Few Suggestions

Storm Heaven on January 1, 2020

They Were Warned

CHASTITY EDUCATION IS WORKING

The Nuclear Catechism

Cardinal Pell’s Christmas in Prison