Contributing Authors



Michael Cain, editor


Fr. Robert J. Fox


Pat Ludwa


Sr. Mary Lucy Astuto


Dr. Frank Joseph


Cyndi Cain


SECTION THREE
COLUMNS-EDITORIALS-ON-GOING SERIES

FEATURES
MONDAY-TUESDAY
June 26-27, 2000, vol. 11, no. 113


1 INSPIRATION

2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS


Through his legion of misguided disciples who attack the Church for upholding morality, satan is tightening his vice-grip on the youth today and adding to the numbers in hell by poisoning their minds
   In his column today, Pat Ludwa bemoans the attitude adopted by so many in society today that we must accept immoral behavior because it is inevitable. This idea of 'you can't fight city hall' ranges from promotion of homosexuality to promiscuity to all walks of life. This poisoning lessens their responsibilities in favor of the easy way, in favor of avoiding the headaches and burdens that come with standing up for right. It's the herd mentality. But, as Pat points out, just because everyone is doing it doesn't make it right. Cardinal John J. O'Connor said, "Bad morality is bad medicine" and yet political correctness has been prescribing deadly 'cures' while ignoring the consequences and mortal side effects. Like their mentor satan, they don't want to hear that their diagnosis and treatment is wrong. Rather than correcting the prognosis, they go to greater lengths to denigrate the source of wisdom and one voice still left to uphold morality and right: The Church. In their efforts to destroy the Church, they not only expose their own evil agenda, but confuse countless young minds caught in their vice-grip of hate and despair. Lucifer's legions are poisoning our youth and we must all speak out before it's too late. For his column Weep for the children, see VIEW FROM THE PEW


    Appreciation of the Moral Virtues:
    Abstinence,
    Diligence
    and
    Zeal
    Today we continue our series in the search to uncover the wonderful treasures of the Church contained in the great Deposit of Faith. We present the sixth part of a multi-installment catechesis series on the Moral Virtues as explained in My Catholic Faith and a blueprint on how we can overcome vice and temptation by practicing these virtues which are so important in forming our lives to the way God desires. In this issue we cover the virtues of Abstinence as well as Diligence and Zeal. Abstinence is one of the harder moral virtues to tame, but if we do, it makes it so much easier to fend off temptations. For part six in the 176th installment, see APPRECIATING THE PRECIOUS GIFT OF OUR FAITH

1 INSPIRATION
2 NEWS
3 FEATURES
4 CURRENTS
June 26-27, 2000     volume 11, no. 113    Front Page