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New York’s New Catholic Governor: Come to NY for Abortions

In January 2019, a year before COVID-19 descended upon New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo and a beaming group of New York progressives enacted a hideous piece of legislation. They made abortion possible right up until the moment before delivery and even stripped the baby of protections if he or she accidentally survived the scalpel. Their [...]

1942: Ending a Year with No End in Sight

If the Third Reich did not style itself after the Babe of Bethlehem, Dr. Goebbels proposed some fugitive cheer in a radio broadcast on Christmas Day by changing the subject of the feast. He hailed the Japanese for being free of the remnants of Christianity that he regretted in his Fatherland: It is our national misfortune [...]

Is Vatican Radio causing cancer?

This has been a bad press week for the Vatican, and is now made worse: A new Italian court-ordered study has determined that Vatican Radio's main broadcast tower outside Rome is increasing the neighbors' risk of cancer. "There has been an important, coherent and meaningful correlation between exposure to Vatican Radio's structures and the risk [...]

1942: An Ugly Amount of Success

  My files from 1942 have some obituaries of English Catholics, beginning with the death on July 10 of Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh, G.B.E., K.C.B., K.C.M.G. At the age of 77, his life spanned the Second Afghan War, the Zulu War, the Boer War, and two World Wars. As the chief architect of modern military [...]

What to Expect from the Pope’s Visit

  When it comes to Pope Benedict XVI's visit in Jerusalem this week, there is much skepticism on both sides of the Israeli wall. The average Israeli "doesn't care" about the pope's trip, says Gershon Baskin, president of the Israeli Palestinian Center for Research and Information. The expectation is that the pope will say something [...]

Quodlibets: Two Recent Proposals

It is easier to see the problems than to find good solutions to them. How often have we heard the clear teaching of the Magisterium distorted, sometimes even from the pulpit? How often have we seen variations introduced into the liturgy, as if we are all bored with the official rite and needed relief from [...]

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