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Ralph Martin: Misunderstanding the mission of the Catholic Church

Ralph Martin: Misunderstanding the mission of the Catholic Church

December 2, 2021

"It's easy to get the impression these days that the main thing the Catholic Church is concerned about is getting people vaccinated or climate change or the Amazon, things like that," said Ralph Martin, president of Renewal Ministries. "Quite honestly, the primary mission of the Church isn't to save the Amazon, it's to save people from hell. It's to boldly proclaim Jesus Christ as the Savior of the whole world."

Martin, a professor of theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, is the author of books, including "A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward" (Emmaus Road Publishing). He recently posted a video commentary, "A Startling Warning from a Surprising Source," regarding remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Hear a previous Respect Life Radio interview with Martin, "The biggest crisis in the world revealed." 

Katie Gorka: The great parent revolt and what comes next

Katie Gorka: The great parent revolt and what comes next

November 24, 2021

"It just seems like some of our teachers and administrators and school board members have become so arrogant about their role and feel that they can supersede the role of the parents. And so we are seeing just tremendous pushback," said Katie Gorka, director of the Feulner Institute’s Center for Civil Society and the American Dialogue at The Heritage Foundation. Her commentaries include "Solving the Civics Crisis Begins at Home," as well as "Healing the Family and Saving the Country" and "The Great Parent Revolt." Follow her @GorkaKatie on Twitter.

 

Exorcist Msgr. Rossetti: Go to confession to cast out demons

Exorcist Msgr. Rossetti: Go to confession to cast out demons

November 18, 2021

"If there's anyone listening to this who has not been to confession recently, you should definitely go...The most powerful thing that the Church offers to cast out demons is the confessional. Plus Mass, of course, and the Eucharist. So, go to confession," said Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Ph.D., author of "Diary of an American Exorcist: Demons, Possession, and the Modern-Day Battle Against Ancient Evil" (Sophia Institute Press). According to his online biography, he "has been an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington for over 12 years. He is a priest of the Diocese of Syracuse and is also the President and Founder of the St. Michael Center For Spiritual Renewal," which features his Exorcist Diary.

Jennifer Bauwens: What it really means to follow the science

Jennifer Bauwens: What it really means to follow the science

November 11, 2021

"We're hearing all the time in the media, 'Follow the science, follow the science.' But the reality is that a lot of the people who are saying that aren't actually following the scientific method and the tenets of the scientific method. So, I wanted to unveil the mystery behind what science actually is, and talk about what constitutes good science from bad science," said Jennifer Bauwens, Ph.D., director of the Center for Family Studies at the Family Research Council. She recently published an issue analysis, "Follow the Science: Does Anyone Know Where We Are Going?" (Part 1 of 2). 

 

Christopher Malloy: Fancy theology could get you to hell

Christopher Malloy: Fancy theology could get you to hell

November 4, 2021

"Just stick with the Catechism, that's what Cardinal Burke's been saying... Fancy theology could get you to hell...Good theology that's fancy or sophisticated, that's fantastic. But a lot of it just wants to be cool," said Christopher Malloy, Ph.D., associate professor of theology at the University of Dallas and author of "False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth" (Sophia Institute Press). Follow him @cmalloy70 on Twitter.

David Ditch: The trouble with Pres. Biden‘s budget

David Ditch: The trouble with Pres. Biden‘s budget

October 28, 2021

"One of the things this bill really wants to do is to enact a federal micromanagement of as many sectors of the economy as possible," said David Ditch, a policy analyst in the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at The Heritage Foundation. Among his recent columns is "Biden’s Absurd 'Zero Cost' Claim—$3.5T Is Real Money and It’s Coming Out of Your Pocket." Follow him @DavidADitch on Twitter.

John Martignoni: Helping Catholics learn and defend their faith

John Martignoni: Helping Catholics learn and defend their faith

October 20, 2021

"First and foremost, my target are the Catholics because Catholics don't know their faith as well as they should, on average," said John Martignoni, founder of Bible Christian Society, longtime former host of EWTN Radio's Open Line and author of Blue Collar Apologetics (Sophia Institute Press), as well as director of the Office of New Evangelization and Stewardship for the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala. "I use the hook of, 'Hey, I can teach you how to answer those questions that you've been getting from your non-Catholic brother-in-law or your neighbors or your coworkers.'"

For more, see a recent EWTN Bookmark show with Martignoni and his Bible Christian Society Facebook page.

Katherine Beck Johnson: Optimism that Roe v. Wade will fall

Katherine Beck Johnson: Optimism that Roe v. Wade will fall

October 14, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming review of a 2018 Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks "very much has the potential to undo all of the damage that Roe (v. Wade) and Casey (v. Planned Parenthood) have done and we are incredibly optimistic about it," said Katherine Beck Johnson, an attorney who is research fellow for legal and policy studies at the Family Research Council. 

Beck's recent commentaries include "Explainer: What is Happening with Texas' New Pro-Life Law" and "Mississippi Boldly Leads the Fight to Overrule Roe." Follow her @_katherinebeck on Twitter.

The Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council also has available a publication, "The Best Prolife Arguments for Secular Audiences.

More than 62 million "Babies Have Been Killed in Abortions Since Roe v. Wade in 1973," according to LifeNews.com, based on estimates from the National Right to Life Committee.

Timothy Gordon: A Christian feminist is a contradiction in terms

Timothy Gordon: A Christian feminist is a contradiction in terms

October 7, 2021
The patriarchy "is Christianity in a very real sense. So, when feminists say they want to do away with the patriarchy — down with it — or Marxists say this, of any stripe, they're talking about Christianity. And the funny part is, Christians and Catholics and conservatives being the great losers we are...culturally...we don't know it that when they say, 'Hey, down with the patriarchy,' they're talking about Christianity. But they do," said Timothy J. Gordon, author of "The Case for Patriarchy" (Sophia Institute Press).
 
Follow him @timotheeology on Twitter.
 
 
Frank Cronin: How to know that God exists, without exception

Frank Cronin: How to know that God exists, without exception

September 30, 2021

"The truths of the Church are truths, they're not just 'the Church truths.' They have worked this out, not only from a faith standpoint, but from a factual standpoint. One of the startling realities can be that: not only do I know that God exists, but I can prove it...factually and without exception. When you hear the case, you cannot disagree with this. All you can do is deny it. It's right there. It's so clear," said Frank Cronin, author of "The World According to God: The Whole Truth About Life and Living" (Sophia Institute Press). Learn more about Cronin's book and his reversion to the Catholic faith by watching his interview on EWTN's "The Journey Home."

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