Newman Society Issues Marriage Statement on Steps of U.S. Supreme Court

July 1, 2015, at 12:41 PM | By CNS Staff | Vice President Bob Laird today issued a Cardinal Newman Society statement on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to press for religious freedom as well as sustained fidelity in Catholic schools and colleges to the truth about marriage. LifeSiteNews organized the press conference in response to the Court’s ruling last week in Obergefell v. Hodges, even as the nation prepares to celebrate American independence and the religious freedom upon which America was founded. Laird, the Newman Society’s vice president for program development, issued the following statement: The Cardinal … Continue reading

Written works by Father Pilon

Father Pilon continues to write while in retirement.  Some of his works are posted under this site by going to the Priest tab then click on Father Pilon. In addition, he writes on a site called https://littlemoretracts.wordpress.com/ and invites all our parishioners to visit the site to keep up with his work.  He also is providing his written work to TheCatholicthing.org which is another source if you would like to follow him. Below is recent work on Joseph. When God chose to come into the world, he did so in a way that reaffirmed the goodness of the divine plan for the family. If there ever was a … Continue reading

Powerful Article Written by Father Pilon

Dear Friends, a Mother Superior of a monastery where I teach the nuns St. Thomas, wrote to tell me that the following article I wrote for my blog was the best thing she had read from me and that she was going to pass it on to someone she knew who could use it at this time. She said it should get as wide a distribution as possible, so being her loyal subject – no one should disobey his superior in grace – I am passing it on in case you know someone who could benefit from a somewhat different … Continue reading

Pope Benedict and the Scandal Mongers (Conrad Black)

Behind the breathless predictions of the collapse of the Church is the incomprehension of its nature. The Roman Catholic Church has so long been regarded by some as a satanic fraud emporium, and by many others as a shrieking anachronism of quaint, costumed celibates engaged in obscurantist hocus pocus, that many commentators have aggregated the dreadful outrages of the sex-abuse scandals into an existential crisis. For those who think Rome is a levitation and a trumpery anyway, the slightest ripple or turbulence will bring it down. The history of the Roman Catholic Church is replete with grotesqueries of license and … Continue reading

Does Laicizing Clerical Pedophiles Truly Protect Children?

In the midst of all this media flurry over the failure of the Catholic Church’s officials in the past to quickly “defrock” priests who were guilty of the heinous sin of sexual abuse of children, one question never seems to be actually addressed – “how does a decree laicizing such a priest in any way protect children?” The reason the question is never asked surely cannot be that the question is unimportant. One reason it is never asked is that the underlying but never stated assumption has to be, at least for the lawyers and reporters, “yes it does.” But … Continue reading

Toward Passive Euthanasia (Fr. Ted Pacholczyk)

In recent years, some medical practitioners have suggested that death from dehydration may not be such an unpleasant way for patients to die. This conclusion, however remains rather doubtful. Thirst and appetite are very primal drives. Anyone who has ever done a voluntary fast knows well the discomfort that arises from even a single day of fasting. Thus; we ought to consistently maintain a presumption in favor of providing nutrition and hydration to patients in our care, using all reasonable and effective (or “proportionate”) means at our disposal to nourish and hydrate such patients, whether by spoon feeding or by … Continue reading