Blunting the Straightforward Tenets of the Faith

In a column a few weeks ago, I called upon the USCCB to drive a stake through the undead heart of the dreadful New American Bible – and the lectionary based upon it.  I said that I would discuss several categories of their blunders.  The first was the NAB’s drab preference for the abstract over the visible and palpable.  The second category is this: ideological tendentiousness, unhelpful either for understanding the Bible or for inspiring or strengthening faith.

The good translator or editor ought to burn into his soul the words of the Baptist: He must increase, and I must decrease.  Nothing and no one should obtrude between the reader and the text.  That doesn’t mean you will not profit from commentary.  But the commentary should always aim to elucidate, not to confuse, and never to thrust upon the reader the vague authority of “scholars,” who are often only a little club of like-minded people.

The NAB violates that directive at every pass.

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Pope’s "Keywords" for New Cardinals: "Compassion"… and "The Ability To Be Loyal"

While the replenishment of the College of Cardinals has become considerably more routine under Francis than his recent predecessors – a Consistory every year or so as opposed to every three in decades past – today’s sixth intake under Papa Bergoglio nonetheless brings a unique milestone for this pontificate: with the elevation of 10 new electors, the reigning Pope’s picks now constitute a majority of an eventual Conclave.

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The Roots of Eco-Socialism

Interesting, is it not, how – as the climate change hoax continues to advance itself with a wall of lies and half truths – central to its deceits is the absurd notion that it is Man, not God, who holds mastery over this planet and its weather patterns!
Interesting too that amidst all the hysteria, theatrics, climate ‘strikes,’ and po-faced spokespersons organized to a make a huge noise about Climate Change at this year’s United Nations confab, that no one was even bothering to ask anymore for proof the climate is actually changing. No one was bothering to ask why the

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Faustina the Fortunate One

Although not – yet – in the universal calendar of the Church, today is the memorial of Saint Faustina Kowalska, the nun who received numerous visions of Our Lord manifested as ‘the Divine Mercy’, with the now-familiar read and white rays emanating from His Sacred Heart, a devotion first widely promulgated by another Sister four centuries earlier, Margaret Mary Alacoque.
Helena Kowalska, as she was prior to her religious profession, first received her vocation at the age of seven, knowing she was one day to consecrate her life to God. Yet, as is the way with most young people, as she

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