Are Orthodox “Masses” Valid? – Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?
If Fr. Pfleger is Church’s Spiritual Magnet. . . Reason to Suspend Him – L. Graas
Universities Respond to Cardinal Newman Society Report – Tim Drake, NCReg
Osama bin Ladin, Death Penalty, & Targeted Killings – Eduardo Penalver, MOJ
Lepanto, 1571: The Battle that Saved Europe – H. W. Crocker III, InsideCthlc
Question About Infallibility – Mark Shea, The Daily Register
How to Respond When a Loved One Leaves the Church – Eric Sammons, OSV
SSPX Threatens Legal Action Against Friendly Catholic Forum – Tancred, TEF
The Monster – Dale Ahlquist, The Distributist Review
Don’t Block Your Blessings – Monsignor Charles Pope, AOW
Pope Appoints New Bishop to Florida Diocese – Catholic News Agency
Divine Mercy Sunday – Doctor Anthony Lilles, Beginning to Pray
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This fall all of the hopes and dreams of those who have detested Middle American values stands in the balance. Those values are best exemplified in religious beliefs shared by many faith traditions. However, Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Christians and Orthodox Jews are those to which the angry Professional Left, to use Robert Gibbs (President Obama’s Press Secretary’s) term, will most turn their anger. Some may say this seems a little far-fetched, after all aren’t some of those people from the “Professional Left” religious themselves? Yes, some on the “Professional Left” are religious, but they often go to great pains to say they are not affiliated with any faith tradition. They often classify themselves as “spiritual.”
During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, then Senator Obama made by his own admission his biggest gaffe. The future President, speaking in San Francisco, called those middle Americans of western Pennsylvania, “bitter clingers.” In his own words, the future President described western Pennsylvania residents as hard working salt of the earth folks who clung to “their guns and religion,” presumably because they weren’t enlightened enough to understand the modern world.