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Letter from the Editor
by the the Most Rev. Mark A. Pivarunas, CMRI
Selectively Excusing Modernism
by Thomas A. Droleskey, Ph.D.
It is not normally by policy to respond to critics. However, an effort has been undertaken by Jacob Michael to "respond" to what he calls the "intellectually inept" essay of mine, "A New Theology for a New Religion," which critiqued Joseph Ratzinger's Principles of Catholic Theology. The selective nature of the "response," which ignores the entire thrust of Modernism condemned by Pope St. Pius X in Pascendi Dominici Gregis and of the "new thinkers" by Pope Pius XII in Humani Generis, reveals that Mr. Michael is unwilling to look objectively at the overall theological methodology of Joseph Ratzinger, which is indeed at odds with Catholicism....
65 Years a Priest of God: Fr. Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D.
Known as Frank Stepanich in his pre-Franciscan days, the future Father Martin was born on a farm near the small town of Neodesha in southeast Kansas on November 12, 1915....
Featured Parish: Our Lady of Fatima Parish (National City, California)
by Sister Marie Vianney, CMRI
...Since joy is a fruit of the Holy Ghost and is not based on the emotions or temperament, it has a sense of depth like a firm anchor that nothing can dislodge. Joy is based on a depp childlike trust in God that remains firm regardless of whatever storm conditions may occur outside....
"I Will Go to the Altar of God..."
A Catholic mother's life holds many joys, and without a doubt, one of the greatest is watching her son serve at the altar of God. A priest once told me that a mother could recognize her life to be a success when her children say, "I love you, Mom," and are also able to add, "and I love God."...
Rest in Peace — Corman Diehl
Positive and cheerful, Corman was very social and encouraged camaraderie among trdaitional Catholics. To this end, he founded a ladies' guild of church helpers within the parish, christening them the "Ladies of the Altar."....
The Nuptial Blessing
...The blessing bestowed upon the bride and groom in the Sacrament of Matrimony re-enacts the uniting of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden....
Indulgences for the Faithful Departed
Photo Feature: "Come, Spouse of Christ..."
The vows ceremonies for the Sisters of the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen took place at Mount St. Michael on June 27, 2006, the feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. This year the ceremonies included the Silver Jubilee of three professed Sisters, the First Vows of two novices, and the reception into the novitiate of three postulants. As is the custom with the Sisters' Silver Jubilees, the cermony began with all the Sisters, holding lighted candles, processing into the chapel chanting the Salve Regina....
Photo Feature: Fatima Conference 2006 — “I Will Be With You All Days...”
Revival of Pentecostalism
Mass Defections in Latin America
Ordinations of Women
Pro-life License Plates Available in Some States
Same Sex Marriage Bans
Spanish Cross Found in Southwest
Attempts to Eradicate the Cross
Life is Still Sacred Among the Lakotas
New Name for the Persons of the Trinity?
Consequences for Indecency on the Airwaves
Episcopal Church Charts New Waters
More Catholic Schools Closing
What is Happening to France?
Pointing to the Sky
Going to the Dogs
Exodus from Babylon
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