Catholic Views

Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon on August 14, 2020, to feature Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk

Plan to join us on August 14, 2020, as we resume our Catholic Citizens Forum Luncheon. Dr Catherine Ruth Pakaluk will be the speaker and the subject of her talk will be "Can a Catholic be a Socialist?" Luncheons are at 11:45 a.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.,... read more

What Father Martin Gets Wrong About ‘White Jesus’

By Jesse B. Russell, Crisis, July 10, 2020 Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is among many largely forgotten Renaissance artists. While Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, and Raphael are household names (if mostly thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Botticelli remains largely forgotten,... read more
London City Hall

Efficiency or Mediocrity?

By David Dashiell, Crisis, JUly 8, 2020 The American city is built on efficiency. Roads weave and connect, and gas stations populate major street corners. Fast food restaurant chains pepper the highways so that drivers can eat as soon as they are hungry. Mountains are leveled and rivers are... read more

Junípero Serra and the Founding of the West

By Patrick, Laurence, Crisis,July 8, 2020 The story of the American founding usually begins in the East. In that account, we speak of the War of Independence, the establishment of the American republic, and prominent founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. However, there... read more

Doctors Killed Quadriplegic Man With Coronavirus Because They Said He Had No “Quality of Life”

By Wesley Smith, LifeNews, July 6, 2020 Something evil happened recently in Austin. Michael Hickson, a forty-six-year-old African-American man with quadriplegia and a serious brain injury, was refused treatment at St. David’s Hospital South Austin while ill with COVID-19. The hospital... read more
Pope Paul VI’s Evangelii Nuntiandi introduced the concept of the new evangelisation.

Short memories on key synods

By George Weigel, The Catholic Weekly, July 4, 2020 Given that he was one of the principal planners and prominent leaders of last October’s special Synod on Amazonia, Cardinal Claudio Hummes OFM, is understandably enthusiastic about the results of that exercise. Indeed, the enthusiasm of... read more

Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says

By Cindy Wooden, Jun 25, 2020, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Don’t ‘blackmail’ kids into coming to church, Vatican official says ROME — Although he said, “I would never go to war” over the proper age to administer the sacrament of confirmation, Archbishop Rino Fisichella said too often... read more

‘Amoris laetitia’ must be read ‘always in continuity’ with Church teaching, pope says

By Ed Condon, CNA Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2018 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- A letter from Pope Francis on Amoris laetitia has been published in which the pope says the 2016 apostolic exhortation is “always in continuity” with the traditional teaching of the Church, and must be read and understood... read more

Defund the USCCB

BY FRANCIS LEE,  JUNE 19, 2020 “Judas was the first Catholic Bishop to accept a government grant.” — Peter Kreeft An integral part of Pope Paul VI’s vision of a more “synodal” Church, his muto proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae called for the establishment of national bishops’... read more

Legal Experts Warn: SCOTUS Ruling Redefining Sex Opens ‘Pandora’s Box’

Religious groups and society as a whole, they advise, will be damaged by Monday’s unexpected ruling that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to sexual orientation and gender identity. Lauretta Brown, June 19, 2020 WASHINGTON — Religious freedom advocates and legal experts are... read more

How Dr. Fauci’s fraudulent pandemic advice put millions of Americans through hell

'Tremendous infringements on our liberty occurred for one reason and one reason only:  Our white-coated scientific savior, Dr. Anthony Fauci, had solemnly informed us that they were absolutely necessary.' STEVEN MOSHER BLOG June 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – For weeks the diminutive... read more

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