‘Dead Name’ — the Transgender Issue Affects Parents and the Whole Family

Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is founder and president of the Ruth Institute, which helps the victims of the Sexual Revolution recover from their experiences and become advocates for positive change. Jennifer Roback Morse NationFebruary 1, 2023 Many people are becoming aware of the serious threat the transgender ideology poses to the health and well-being of children and families. Many are aware of the risks associated with medical interventions for minors in an attempt to change their gender presentation.  Fewer people are aware of the impact of the ideology that has become a sort of cult on the shattering of families. The …

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag Now, With the Synod on Synodality

Father Raymond J. de Souza is the founding editor of Convivium magazine. COMMENTARY: Cardinal Robert McElroy’s comments last week, arguing the synod is the correct place to overturn core Catholic teachings, have spotlighted how the Synod on Synodality’s leaders are themselves manipulating the process in pursuit of this same objective. The recent letter to the world’s bishops from Cardinal Mario Grech, head of the Vatican synod secretariat, and Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, relator general of the Synod on Synodality, shows that managing a synod is not as easy as it used to be. The previous synods under Pope Francis were relatively easy to handle compared …

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A Radical Proposal for the USCCB’s Eucharistic Revival

Fr. John A. Perricone, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor of philosophy at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. His articles have appeared in St. John’s Law Review, The Latin Mass, New Oxford Review, and The Journal of Catholic Legal Studies. Ominous. It is the only word that can adequately describe the 2020 Pew Research Study. It polled Catholics on their belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Almost 70 percent surveyed said no. Chilling, but not surprising. Even a casual glance at parishioners receiving Holy Communion in most Catholic parishes reveals a nonchalance that is telling.  One need not …

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Cardinal Sarah: ‘Religious liberty is under threat in the West, too’

Hannah Brockhaus is Catholic News Agency’s senior Rome correspondent. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and has a degree in English from Truman State University in Missouri. Cardinal Robert Sarah | Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Christians in the West should not take religious liberty and freedom of worship for granted, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in a recent interview with EWTN News. “Threats against religious liberty take many forms. Countless martyrs continue to die for the faith around the world,” the 77-year-old Sarah said. “But religious liberty is under threat in the West, too.” “It is not often an overt threat or …

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Indian Catholics block cathedral Mass over liturgy dispute

Cathedral administrator Fr. Antony Puthuvelil was seeking to introduce the new ‘uniform mode’ of the Syro-Malabar Church’s Eucharistic liturgy. Priests opposed to the change are reportedly preparing to engage in continuous adoration at the cathedral until plans to introduce the new liturgical form are withdrawn. Bridget commented: “Seems like that would be a great opportunity to discern the will of God if any of them are willing to ask “what do You want me to do Lord” instead of asking “please do what we want and we won’t leave until you do it”. A newly appointed Indian Catholic cathedral administrator …

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The Sad Case of Frank Pavone

Eric Sammons is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine. Frank Pavone*, the founder of Priests for Life and a long-time pro-life leader, was laicized last month by the Vatican. Pavone has a long history of tussles with the Church hierarchy, but this extreme action stunned most Catholic observers. So what led to his dismissal from the clerical state? After all, forced laicization is reserved for only a small number of outrageous situations (think Theodore McCarrick). Telling a priest that he can no longer publicly present himself as a priest (which includes publicly celebrating the Sacraments) should always be—and usually is—the absolute last resort. It’s important …

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Cardinal Burke and Bishop Schneider Restate Concerns About Restrictions on Traditional Liturgy

Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for EWTN’s National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of The Next Pope: The Leading Cardinal Candidates (Sophia Institute Press, 2020) and The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family (Ignatius Press, 2015). The cardinal and the …

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Why (and How) to Restore First Friday Adoration at Your Parish

John M. Grondelski (Ph.D., Fordham) is the former associate dean of the School of Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. He is especially interested in moral theology and the thought of John Paul II. [Note: All views expressed in his National Catholic Register contributions are exclusively the author’s.] Recovering First Friday devotions can be a critical way to restore an awareness of the Eucharist as the “source and summit” of the Christian life. On Sept. 14, I recommended Catholic schools start an effort on Oct. 7 to take school children to Mass on First Fridays through June so that, at …

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Cardinal Müller on Synod on Synodality: ‘A Hostile Takeover of the Church of Jesus Christ … We Must Resist’

Raymond Arroyo is the host of EWTN’s The World Over with Raymond Arroyo.  An internationally known, award-winning journalist, producer, and best-selling author, his interviews have included Presidents Bush and Trump, Pope Benedict XVI, Mother Teresa, Mel Gibson, famed tenor Placido Domingo and comic legend Jerry Lewis. Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke about the papal silence surrounding the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen and the Synod on Synodality, saying the Catholic Church is facing a hostile takeover’ by people who ‘think that doctrine is like the program of a political party that can be changed by votes. Editor’s Note: Cardinal Gerhard Müller appeared on …

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Reacting to the pontifical academy, theologian says teaching of Humanae vitae can’t change

   By Carl Bunderson for CNA Denver, Colo., Aug 8, 2022 / 19:01 pm (CNA). The teaching of Humanae vitae on contraception is an instance of the ordinary and universal magisterium, and as such is irreformable, a moral theologian has said in response to a statement from the Pontifical Academy for Life. Father Thomas Petri, O.P., president of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., noted that even critics of the teaching on contraception have “acknowledged that this was always the Church’s teaching” and that nowhere in the Church’s teaching has there been permissiveness, of any form, of contraception. “This suggests that this …

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