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‘The Real Bomb Is in Islam’s Books’

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During his visit to Egypt last week, “Pope Francis visited al-Azhar University, a globally respected institution for Sunni Islamic learning,” and “met with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the imam of the government-run Al-Azhar mosque and an Islamic philosophy professor.”  This has been reported by several media, often with much fanfare.

Unfortunately, however, Sheikh Tayeb, once voted “world’s most influential Muslim,” and Al Azhar, the important madrassa he heads, are part of the problem, not the solution.  Tayeb is a renowned master of exhibiting one face to fellow Muslims in Egypt—one that supports the death penalty for “apostates,” calls for the totality of Sharia-rule, refuses to denounce ISIS of being un-Islamic, denounces all art as immoral, and rejects the very concept of reforming Islam—and another face to non-Muslims.

Priest Charged with Assault for Defending Eucharist during Traditional Latin Mass

This concerns a humble and holy priest from Brazil, Fr. Batista da Silva, who was accosted by a transgressor who maliciously disrupted his Ash Wednesday Mass while shouting obscenities against the priest, and who then proceeded to defile the Holy Eucharist after the priest mildly advised him that he would not be permitted to receive Communion in the hand as he demanded. After tripping and falling down through his own fury, parishioners were able to peaceably secure the man for the purpose of extracting the defiled Host from his hand, which was done successfully and without further incident. Their objective was to simply halt the altercation and defend the Holy Eucharist from sacrilege.

Criminal indictments have now been brought against Fr. Batista on the grounds that he incited violence against the man. It should be pointed out that Fr. Batista was offering the Latin Tridentine Mass, which explains the man’s hostility, since the Latin Mass is what enrages the devil’s fury more than anything else. This isn’t the first time the Latin Mass has incited the malice of the ancient serpent. Since when hasn’t it?

By David Martin - Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Full Story

Why Easter Brings Out the Worst in Islam

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Why are some Christians murdered and many more terrorized in the name of Islam every Easter holiday?

This year’s most notable attack occurred in Egypt, where two Coptic Christian churches were bombed during Palm Sunday mass, leaving 50 dead and 120 injured.

While this incident received some coverage in Western media, attacks on churches in Egypt on or around Easter are not uncommon.  For instance, this last April 12, just two days after the Palm Sunday attacks, authorities thwarted another Islamic terror attack targeting a Coptic monastery in Upper Egypt.  Similarly, on April 12, 2015, Easter Sunday, two explosions targeting two separate churches took place in Egypt.  Although no casualties were reported—hence no reporting in Western media—large numbers could easily have resulted, based on precedent (for example, on January 1, 2011, as Egypt’s Christians ushered in the New Year—another Christian holiday for Orthodox communities—car bombs went off near the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, resulting in 23 dead worshippers and dozens critically injured).

By Raymond Ibrahim - Monday, April 17, 2017 - Full Story

Passover - Easter, 2017

A mother walking with two daughters stops me this morning:  “Do you know what time the stores open today?  Will they be open at all?”

It is Easter Sunday, and we are the only ones on Rodeo Drive, likely the most known street in Beverly Hills and one of the most iconic shopping destinations in the world.

Clearly, what is Ari to do?  Without preparation or hesitation, I send them to Church.

By Ari Bussel - Monday, April 17, 2017 - Full Story

My Witness

When I was young I was not a nice fellow.  Snakes would cross the street when I sauntered down the sidewalk.  My all consuming passion was getting enough alcohol and drugs to help me forget something I couldn’t remember.  Playing music and living in a 24/7 party atmosphere was all I cared about.  Other people were collateral damage on my way to a buzz.  I had the name of my guitar tattooed on my arm so women would know where my loyalties lay.

Spiritually I was dead inside.  I called myself an atheist and I was faithful to my boast.  Anyone who spoke to me of any religion was automatically consigned by me to irrelevance.  The closest thing I had to an actual conviction was a strident attachment to militant apathy.  I didn’t care about anything and I couldn’t stand anyone who did.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, April 14, 2017 - Full Story

Jesus Resurrection – Proof that Death is a Failure

After centuries, the hordes that sit and swoon to the classicality of Shakespeare are yet unaware that William the bard of bards was woefully mistaken.

Shakespeare proclaimed:

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”

Like everything else in this waning world of woe it is the one event called, the resurrection of Christ, which stops the flywheel of time and sends it in the other direction. Now it is death that is the poor player who struts and frets for his brief hour of time.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Full Story

Easter Special: How Jesus Might Look Back at the Cross

(Note to Readers: In the late 1990’s a church prepared to produce an Easter Program, with several chosen to play the parts of those who had been with Jesus during the Crucifixion as they reflected on that event. When this writer was asked to “be Jesus” the answer was no,  since no-one is worthy to portray Jesus. It DID seem right to present how Jesus might give His thoughts and what He might say instead of actually pretending to BE Jesus, so the writing began. The reception of it was so strong that it was decided that it be written for publication where it also received solid approval, so much so that it became an annual Easter Feature since in publications throughout the world.)

The world today is in chaos. There are no restraints in human conduct. Absolute values have long been abolished. Good is considered evil, and evil is considered good. And never has The Cross been more offensive to society than it is today. Sin abounds. Any mention of the name Jesus Christ brings contempt and ridicule. His name is blasphemed and many public displays of Christianity have been declared illegal, while at the same time, pagan religions are readily endorsed and encouraged. Seeing all of this, would Jesus have second thoughts about Calvary? How would He look back on his sacrifice today? Think about it.

By Rev. Austin Miles - Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Full Story

Pence is Still Right: Cross-Gender Relationships Can be Dangerous!

It is not necessary to drink a gallon of ocean water to learn that the water is salty. One can make that determination very quickly. Moreover, expensive studies are not necessary to prove it is common for a man and woman to climb into bed after a meal especially if booze was imbibed. And the odds of immorality are exponential with the proximity to Washington, D.C
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The fallout continues after the revelation that Vice President Pence refuses to be alone with a woman who is not his wife. It should be noted that Pence was elected to Congress in 2000 after the terrible tenure of Bill Clinton that made oral sex a household word for kids. But then, Progressives said, “It was only sex!” Now Pence is chided, castigated, and condemned for setting guidelines to protect his marriage! He considers his unusual practice a “fence” to protect his marriage. Pence took notice of his colleague Mark Souder, another married Indiana Congressman, living alone in Washington, who committed adultery and resigned in disgrace in May of 2010.

By Dr. Don Boys - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Full Story

Stop Calling Our God Given Faith and Morality - Loveless and Biased

By now millions have viewed the ad campaign which depicts two girls kissing at a sports arena while the crowd cheers as they watch on the stadium big screen.

They also watched the ad that shows two men holding and caressing the little boy raised by two homosexuals.

Then along comes the ad with the big tough guy sauntering down the street equating skin color, race and transgenders and homosexuals as all worthy of the love of real patriots. While there is not a real Christian that would not love all of them, two things are missing in this left wing slop.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Full Story

Lamentation of the Church during the 100th Anniversary of Fatima

O Church of Our Divine Saviour
Set up to be faithful and true,
Through the ages you were radiant with glory,
But what hast happened to you!

Your nuns have become foolish maidens,
Your priests are polluted with error,
Your prophets utter strange delusions
While the flock is led to despair.

By David Martin - Monday, March 20, 2017 - Full Story

The Endless Ages of Purim

Tonight the celebration of the holiday of Purim begins. Purim is a Jewish holiday often neglected outside the more religious communities in America and the State of Israel because it commemorates an attempt to exterminate the Jews. And we all know that stopped being a problem long ago.

If Purim had culminated with some smart power diplomacy and a lesson on tolerance, liberal Jews might be more inclined to celebrate it. Unfortunately it ends with a genocidal madman being hung from a tree and the Jews fighting for their lives, winning and slaughtering their enemies.

And instead of feeling guilty about it, their descendants eat pastries, dress up in costumes and get drunk. At least those of their descendants who believe in survival instead of surrender.

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, March 12, 2017 - Full Story

Did Francis Formally Profess Heresy?

In an interview with Catholic World Report (CWR) in December 2016, Cardinal Raymond Burke, archbishop and patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, said that if a pope were to “formally profess heresy he would cease, by that act, to be the Pope.”

The cardinal was reiterating Church teaching, as expressed by famed canonist Franz Wernz in his Ius Canonicum: “In sum, it needs to be said clearly that a [publicly] heretical Roman Pontiff loses his power upon the very fact.” Burke stressed that he was “not saying that Pope Francis is in heresy,” but was simply pointing out that it “could happen” that a pope could formally profess heresy.

By David Martin - Monday, March 6, 2017 - Full Story

Pope Francis Tears at History’s Ancient Walls against Islam

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Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger.

He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.”  Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants) and literally (for instance by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian”).

By Raymond Ibrahim - Saturday, February 25, 2017 - Full Story

Francis Laments Hypocritical Catholics?

Pope Francis on Thursday suggested that it is better to be an atheist than to be a Catholic who leads a hypocritical double life. At his private morning Mass at his residence, he said, “How many times have we all heard people say ‘if that person is a Catholic, it is better to be an atheist’.”

It indeed would be better to be an atheist than to come to Mass every single day with the intention of changing the Church. Those who seek change and who are dissatisfied with tradition, i.e. the modernists, are the true hypocrites, because in the name of God they reject His Church, while seeking a new religion that incorporates heretics and homosexuals.

By David Martin - Friday, February 24, 2017 - Full Story

What did you think of First Lady Melania Trump opening Florida rally with the Lord’s Prayer?

Here’s what Father Richard Heilman thinks.

A holy hermit who lives on the premises of the House of Loreto in Italy predicted in the early 1980’s that Donald Trump would someday “lead America back to God.”  With executive orders in the works to protect religious liberty and Melania Trump now having led the Florida rally in saying the “Our Father,” one has to scratch his head and wonder if this hermit was really on to something.

The House of Loreto is the house in Nazareth where the Blessed Virgin Mary lived and where the Creator made-man was conceived in her womb. In 1291 the house was miraculously lifted off its foundation and carried by angels to what is now Yugoslavia, and then moved again by angels across the Adriatic to Italy. Archeologists and experts all agree that the House of Loreto, which is still standing in Loreto Italy, was built in Israel in the first century. The story of Loreto is covered at this link.

By News on the Net - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - Full Story

Was Jorge Bergoglio the Cause of St. Faustina’s Greatest Suffering?

On December 17, 1936, the renown mystic St. Faustina, known for her role in establishing the devotion to the Divine Mercy, penned two entries into her diary which warrant close examination today. Entries 823 and 824 appear to be closely related and occur chronologically without interruption. Without further ado, the first part of her statement [entry 823] is as follows.

“I have offered this day for priests. I have suffered more today than ever before, both interiorly and exteriorly. I did not know it was possible to suffer so much in one day. I tried to make a Holy Hour, in the course of which my spirit had a taste of the bitterness of the Garden of Gethsemane. I am fighting alone, supported by His arm, against all the difficulties that face me like unassailable walls. But I trust in the power of His name and I fear nothing.” — Diary of St. Faustina, 823

By David Martin - Monday, February 20, 2017 - Full Story

Unshakable, Unfaltering Faith

In graduate school, I memorized material that would likely appear on examinations, and forgot it after taking them, a practice that got me through required courses, but did little to enhance my goal of leaving the university with a well-rounded education.

As a college teacher I don’t want students to cram material into their heads for the sake of passing tests as I did, and mindful that experience is the best teacher, I assign exercises that provide them opportunities to utilize, and therefore retain, learned material.

This strategy works well in developing better word usage. Many college students possess limited vocabularies, and their addiction to text messaging worsens this deficiency. To improve students’ vocabularies, I provide lists of words as semesters progress, and require that they be used in compositions.

Those who are sincerely interested in enhancing communicative skills soon realize that, just as palettes containing the complete spectrum of colors enhance an artist’s capability to imitate nature, a large vocabulary helps students to paint with words, that is, to articulate.

By Jimmy Reed - Sunday, February 19, 2017 - Full Story

Make America Pro-Life Again

Dear Friends,

Thought you would like to see that our school is in the local news, promoting the upcoming 40 Days for Life Campaign.  The Diocesan Paper put an article, which will appear in their next printed edition, on their website.

By Guest Column -- Br. Thomas Augustine, M.I.C.M.- Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Full Story

Francis Apparently not Happy with Roman Posters

Pope Francis seems to have taken offense over an anonymous poster campaign which called into question his mercy. On February 4, Romans woke up to more than 200 posters of a stern-faced pope plastered all over the city, with a caption that asks, “But where is your mercy?”

The unidentified posters accused Francis of having “ignored cardinals” and “decapitated the Order of Malta” — references to a bitter dispute between the order and the Vatican that benched a conservative cardinal.

By David Martin - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Full Story

Not moderate; not radical: simply Islam

I remember several years ago reading the words of the late and much missed Dr. Conor Cruise O’Brien. The good doctor was referring to the erroneous belief that there is such a thing as moderate Islam set against radical Islam.

This eminent statesman known as “the Cruiser” was one of the most remarkable scholars, historians, authors, intellectuals and politicians that modern Ireland ever produced.

O’Brien who was born in Dublin in 1917 and who died in 2008, declared that for the past two centuries Islam has been dominated by the “House of War” (dar al-Islam) which calls for unremitting warfare against all non-Muslims.

He pointed out that it is intolerable to Muslims that Islam is not ascendant enough and that the remedy is jihad, not the struggle for inner peace that Muslim apologists falsely claim, but rather the violent struggle against non-believers which is a religious obligation imposed by Mohammad upon all Muslims.

By Victor Sharpe - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - Full Story