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Monday, March 18, 2019

Guest Post: Book Review of “American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Hesburgh,” by Rev. Wilson Miscamble


by James M. Thunder*

*The author is a Washington, D.C., attorney. He double-majored in theology and government at Notre Dame. He has written articles online severely critical of the Catholic nature of Notre Dame’s current president.

We shall always hope to find them [newly-free countries] strongly supporting their own freedom--and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

       President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address, 1961

Fr. Hesburgh rode the back of the tiger. Did he end up inside? Father Wilson D. (“Bill”) Miscamble has authored the 400-page biography, American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame’s Father Ted Fr. Hesburgh (Image) that answers this question in the affirmative.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sunday Meditation: Never, Never, Never Give Up!

Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Pray for us.
Editor's Comment: I received the email and attachment below a few weeks ago. Today on this Second
Sunday of Advent I want to share it. Many signs in our culture point to the time Matthew described in chapter 24 of his Gospel.
"Let no one mislead you. Many will come attempting to impersonate me. 'I am the Messiah!' they will claim, and they will deceive many, You will hear of wars and rumors of war....Nation will rise against nation....There will be famine and pestilence and earthquakes in many places....They will hand you over to torture and kill you....Indeed, you will be hated by all nations on my account....False prophets will rise in great numbers to mislead many. Because of the increase of evil, the love of most will grow cold. The man who holds out to the end, however, is the one who will see salvation. This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world as a witness to all the nations. Only after that will the end come."

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Good News for a Change! Bishop Athanasius Schneider Launches Website to Teach the Faith

If you are younger that about 60 you spent most of your life getting watered down teaching about the so many Catholics don't believe in the Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist or fall for lies in the name of compassion including those that deny reality itself!
Catholic faith. Even if you're older than 60 you haven't heard much doctrine from the pulpit unless you live in a parish with a truly dedicated and faith-filled pastor who takes his obligation to teach seriously. No wonder

Well, folks, it's time to grow up! No matter how bad your religious education experience, you bear responsibility to instruct the ignorant, a spiritual work of mercy. And that instruction begins with yourself. With a teacher like Bishop Schneider, you have no excuse not to begin that instruction right now today! Isn't Lent the ideal time?

Friday, March 15, 2019

It's Time to Hold the Media Accountable -- as well as irresponsible, foul-mouthed "comedians" like Bill Maher!

Please share this far and wide. It's time to hold the shameless lying media accountable!

Eat a Thin Mint, Support the Murder of Children

Every time you buy a box of Girl Scout cookies, most of the money goes to the national and district organizations which support a whole range of leftist positions including, not only abortion but,  LGBTQ ideology and comprehensive (i.e., contraceptive) sex education. Only about 10% stays with the local troop. (Source)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

One More Reason to Thank God for Donald Trump

The never-Trumpers include a fellow I used to rescue with at abortion mills back in the 1970s. He continues to pound the president and actually had the chutzpa to say Hillary Clinton was the "pro-life candidate." To this day he opposes just about everything that has a Trump connection.

Most of the other rescuers I know and went to jail with are as baffled as I am and just shake their heads. I can't help wondering if the babies in the womb are real to him or whether abortion was simply a political argument. He once tried to make the case that putting crazy glue in the locks of abortion facilities was "violent." It's a hard argument to win since an abortion mill has no legitimate reason to exist and to prevent the staff and women from entering has real potential to save lives. It's a way of "blocking the door" which is what we did with our bodies, using glue instead of people.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Protect Children from Cognitive Dissonance!

UPDATE 6:30 P.M.: Those who oppose the actions of Archbishop Naumann and Fr. Maxim have launched a petition asking them to reconsider and allow enrollment of the child. We need to counter their action. Please sign the petition at TFP's Student Action's website. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for enough good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke


My colleague at Restore D.C. Catholicism has a "must-read" post about the situation in Kansas of a same sex couple trying to enroll the child in their care at a Catholic school in Prairie Village. She points out the obvious fact that Catholic teaching is totally incompatible with the living situation of the child. Why would loving "parents" do this? How can it NOT put the child in a situation of cognitive dissonance?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Two Banned Bishops "Sent to Coventry!" Not Nearly Enough!

Archbishop William Lori, Administrator of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese released a letter yesterday permanently banning two bishops from ministry there and in his home diocese of Baltimore. Bishop Michael Bransfield, former bishop of the West Virginia diocese and Bishop Gordon Bennett, S. J., former auxiliary bishop of Baltimore are accused of sexually harassing adults. Bransfield also stands accused of financial improprieties. (No surprise! He spent buckets of money in Wheeling on his own personal comforts with expensive renovations to his residence, a personal chef, wining and dining at fine restaurants, etc.)