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  • YouTube: Fighting Abortion in Texas -- Who's really behind the culture of death?

    08/16/2013 5:53:57 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 3 replies
    â–¶ Fighting Abortion in Texas -- Who's really behind the culture of death? - YouTube
  • Boys Defend the Unborn at TFP Call to Chivalry Summer Camp

    08/16/2013 2:50:54 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 2 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | Aug 16, 2013 | TFP Student Action
    The boys from the 2013 TFP Call to Chivalry Camp protested in front of the Hillcrest Women's Medical Center abortion mill on Front Street in Harrisburg, Penn on Friday, August 2. The Call to Chivalry Camp is held at the Saint Louis de Montfort Academy in Herndon, Penn. Boys Defend the Unborn at TFP Call to Chivalry Summer Camp - YouTube
  • Will the Boy Scouts surrender their HONOR like Obama wants?

    02/03/2013 3:21:22 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 57 replies
    Send this URGENT alert to all your friends. The anti-family movement is pressuring the Boy Scouts to surrender. To give up their honor.  To accept unnatural behavior -- sin -- and abandon their morally sound membership policy which bars open homosexuals from holding leadership positions. According to a recent statement by Deron Smith, director of Boy Scouts public relations, “... the BSA is discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. This would mean there would no longer be any national policy regarding sexual orientation..." The proposed policy shift would place the moral welfare of 2.7 million boys...
  • "Liberty, Equality, Homosexuality?"

    12/01/2012 5:48:55 AM PST · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    TFP ^ | 11/28/2012 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    The French Revolution of 1789 was based on the ideological philosophy of the Enlightenment summarized in the famous trilogy, “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” By imposing full equality on society, the advocates of this philosophy sought to bring about complete freedom and an idyllic brotherhood among men. The Guillotine’s “Fraternity” As is well known, the immediate effects of that equality were the execution of King Louis XVI, his sister Princess Elizabeth and Queen Marie Antoinette; thousands of nobles were guillotined; clergy were persecuted and massacred or had to go underground. The peasants of the Vendee who rose up in defense of altar...
  • Attacked by "Tolerance"

    05/08/2012 10:35:21 AM PDT · by thesaleboat · 4 replies
    TFP Student Action-Defending Moral Values on Campus ^ | April 30, 2012 | TFP PRESS RELEASE
    ^Video At Link (TFP Stands for Tradition, Family and Property) "The video speaks for itself. They don't tolerate God's marriage. In fact, our volunteers have been bullied, pepper sprayed, hit with glass bottles, sprayed with pesticide, punched, and spit on for peacefullystating that marriage iswhat it is – the unionbetween one man and one woman." "When you watch same-sex 'marriage' activists destroy your signs, desecrate the Bible, blaspheme, and burn your literature, it becomes clear that the homosexual agenda is not really about tolerance," Ritchie said. "It's about the formation of a strange dictatorship – a dictatorship of pseudo-tolerance and...
  • Do We Want a Religious Exemption?

    04/29/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 17 replies
    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property ^ | February 21, 2012 | Written by John Horvat II
    It has been said that “the road to Hell is paved with religious exemptions.” There are always those who are willing to cut a deal with the devil to avoid having to confront a thorny moral issue. This is certainly the case of the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which would now force employers to provide medical insurance that guarantees free birth control, tubal ligation, and morning-after abortifacients. There are those who hope to avoid the whole issue by rallying around the idea of a religious exemption. In fact, the whole debate is even being framed by...
  • Pro-homosexual student clubs at 107 Catholic colleges upsets many

    12/07/2011 9:07:18 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 3 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-06-11 | TFP Student Action
    Help Catholic students collect 100,000 Save Our Catholic Colleges protest petitions Why are pro-homosexual clubs allowed to promote anti-Catholic behavior on Catholic campuses? After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% – recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda.  Many of these clubs promote same-sex “marriage,” open homosexuality in the military, and push for the mainstreaming of unnatural vice. Here are a few examples: Saint Norbert College’s Rainbow Alliance promotes anti-Catholic events such as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day, and...
  • Catholic Siena College Invites Pro-Abortion Speaker Widney Brown

    11/11/2011 8:42:04 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 5 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11-11-11 | John Ritchie
    Why would any Catholic college welcome a radical pro-abortionist?
  • Same-sex “Marriage”: Accept it or Resign!

    09/27/2011 11:59:59 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/21/2011 | John Horvat II
    When the New York state legislature rammed through a law “legalizing” same-sex “marriage” this last summer, countless New Yorkers disagreed with the decision. Among them were Christian town clerks who could not in good conscience sign marriage licenses for a union they consider sinful. Clauses were written in the law that supposedly protect clergy from being forced to act against their faith. However, such clauses do not apply to town clerks or any other government official. Clerks are told point blank, either accept the law, or resign. Town clerk Rose Marie Belforti of Ledyard, New York found out the hard...
  • Homosexuals seek to cut off PayPal accounts of pro-family organizations

    09/15/2011 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 58 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 09/15/2011 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Homosexual activists are pressuring PayPal to cut off the accounts of pro-family Christian organizations that oppose the homosexual political agenda and uphold sexual morality, and PayPal is showing signs that it may capitulate to their demands. The homosexual organization behind the effort, All Out, claims that such organizations as Tradition, Family, and Property, and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), as well as pro-family Christian activist Julio Severo, promote “hate, violence, and intolerance” and are “extremist.” The two organizations are mainstream pro-family, Christian groups that reject hatred of homosexuals but uphold traditional sexual morality and oppose legal privileges for homosexuals....
  • Ten More Good Reasons to Fight Against Abortion - 2011

    01/22/2011 4:45:01 AM PST · by IbJensen
    TFP ^ | 17 January 2011 | TFP Staff
    As we gather for the 38th annual March for Life, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) joins countless Americans nationwide in giving a voice to the unborn. This year, we stand on the crest of the great national wave of reaction against intrusive government. Last November, American citizens united in this backlash said no to the idea that government should decide matters that belong to private citizens. In the middle of this fierce debate could be found the compassionate voices of America’s anti-abortion majority who protest the most horrific intrusion permitted by the State:...
  • Abortion scandal at Catholic University of Detroit Mercy

    03/04/2010 7:41:46 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 10 replies · 692+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 03-04-10 | TFP Student Action
    "The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." -- Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood Sign here to get Planned Parenthood removedIt is highly scandalous for a Catholic university to have any ties with Planned Parenthood or to present the largest abortion provider in America as a “career” resource.  However, Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women (NOW) are currently listed on the web site of the University of Detroit Mercy – a Catholic institution.For example: Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the National Organization for Women (NOW) appear...
  • Largest Catholic University to Allow Lewd V-Monologues

    01/12/2010 12:52:40 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 21 replies · 1,141+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 01-12-10 | TFP Student Action
    Send your instant e-protest to the president of DePaul, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider This update contains disturbing news of a lewd theater play, scheduled for February 13-14 at DePaul University, America’s largest Catholic university with over 25,000 students. For several years, DePaul has hosted the V***** Monologues (asterisks added for modesty). The play promotes: * A Culture of Death, explicit discussions of sexuality, lesbian activity, and radical feminism. The feminist play by Eve Ensler tramples purity, modesty and is degrading to women. It has no place on any Catholic campuses. The production is a propaganda piece for pro-abortion, pro-homosexual activists, especially...
  • FINALLY - a Catholic College With Courage

    11/06/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 417+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/06/09 | TFP Student Action
    Tell Belmont Abbey College: "I'm proud of you!" Help this faithful college resist the culture of death by signing an instant e-card:"I’m proud of you!" Notre Dame betrayed its Catholic identity, but Belmont Abbey College stayed faithful and now needs our urgent prayers and encouragement. Please let me explain:  This small liberal arts college in North Carolina with 1,600 students is holding firm to its Catholic identity by refusing to pay for abortion, contraception and sterilization in its healthcare plan. As a result, this brave college is now facing persecution.  In fact, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • 500 Miles for Moral Values

    11/05/2009 9:43:28 AM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 162+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/04/09 | TFP Student Action
    The weekend of October 24 was busy for TFP Student Action volunteers. Their first stop was Scranton, Penn., for a pro-life conference. Lighting the Way for Life was the title of the full-day conference sponsored by the Pennsylvanians for Human Life on October 24. The event brought together hundreds of pro-family leaders from across the Keystone State committed to defend innocent life against the culture of death. TFP Student Action members manned a booth at the event and distributed pro-family literature. What attracted most attention at the busy booth was the TFP petition urging the president of the University of...
  • Meet the Real Dan Brown, A Couple of things You Should Know About the Author

    04/30/2006 7:44:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 215 replies · 5,589+ views
    TFP ^ | 04.28.06 | Michael Whitcraft
    I was recently browsing Dan Brown’s web site to gather information in preparation for the one thousand theater protests against The Da Vinci Code movie, planned by the American TFP.   Since I hope to organize several protests, I felt obliged to get to know the real Dan Brown.  I wanted to hear, from his own mouth, why he wrote The Da Vinci Code and whether he believes the information contained in it.As I was clicking around, I came across a section containing TV and radio interviews that utterly shocked me.  While the articles I had read, left it rather dubious...
  • Socialist Intervention in the Private Sector is Not True Health Care Reform

    09/22/2009 8:53:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 309+ views
    American TFP ^ | 09/22/2009 | n/a
    The great controversy over health care reform is centered on concerns of countless Americans that proposed legislative changes will move the country yet one more step down the road toward State intervention and socialism. This concern is well founded. For decades, the State at all levels and branches has increasingly absorbed the functions of the private sphere. It has weakened the social fabric of the nation by usurping many rights and privileges of individuals, families and businesses with excessive regulation and bureaucratic red tape.... Many Americans are now concerned that direct State intervention in health care will go yet farther...
  • Is Sodomy No Longer a Sin?

    11/10/2008 1:31:05 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 124 replies · 723+ views
    And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord, beyond measure (Gen. 13:13).I. False Science, True Evil A Standard of Sin In our dark days, homosexuality, a shameful vice ever abhorred by the Christian conscience, finds prominent apologists within the very bosom of Holy Mother Church.Sacred Scripture,1 Tradition, and the Magisterium have condemned few sins more consistently or severely than sodomy. The sins of Sodom and Gomorrha established a measure of evil by which other sins are judged, as recorded throughout the Holy Bible.2Turning a deaf ear to these condemnations, proponents of perversion...
  • An Invitation to Pray for the Nation at a Public Square Rosary (Catholic Caucus)

    10/09/2008 10:02:36 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies · 376+ views
    American TFP ^ | 10/8/2008 | n/a
    On October 11, tens of thousands of Catholics will take to the public square in 3,500 locations nationwide to pray for the nation in these troubled times. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign are inviting the public to join these Public Square Rosary rallies as a way of spiritually countering same-sex “marriage,” abortion and other immoral customs that are threatening the nation. The campaign believes human efforts to solve America ’s problems are failing. We must turn to God for real solutions. The 3,500 Rosary Rallies in the...
  • Anti-Homosexual Marriage Protesters Take Their Message to Hollywood Blvd. in LA

    10/02/2008 10:33:21 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    Lunch hour on Figueroa Street, downtown Los Angeles: Stepping onto the sidewalk, he said: "Let me see that sign." The sign held by TFP volunteer Mr. Thomas Schneider read "God's marriage = 1 man, 1 woman = children." ...Just then another businessman turned to Mr. Schneider and chimed in: "You're 120% percent correct!.." ...[A] pro-homosexual woman attempted to stop our campaign. "You should really stop what you're doing and leave. If violence breaks out," she told me, "you will be responsible for it. You are inciting people to acts of hate and violence." Her face muscles and hands quivered and...
  • Anti-Homosexual Marriage Protesters in CA Receive Violent Threats at Disneyland

    09/29/2008 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 31 replies · 1,391+ views
    ...Some time into the campaign, we found out that Disneyland was in the process of hosting a Disney "gay week" – not the best time to be in town. In fact, several police officers asked us to be careful and showed apprehension about the possibility of a pro-homosexual demonstration. Violent Threat against TFP VolunteersA heavy set man wearing a blue t-shirt and sun glasses paused at the crosswalk: "If I had the means, I would shoot you all right now," he said bluntly. He wasn't joking. His threat made me think of the message of Our Lady of Fatima when...
  • Pro-Homosexual Activists Steal, Vandalize and Burn [Pro-Traditional Marriage] Fliers at Berkeley

    09/16/2008 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 187+ views
    Tradition, Family, Property ^ | 9/8/2008 | John Ritchie
    Sather Gate, University of California - BerkeleyHe looked at the flier and froze like a statue for a few long seconds. "Are you sure you know where you are?" asked the student. "Yes, of course," I answered as I passed out more fliers defending traditional marriage near Sather Gate. But he insisted: "No. You don't understand... Do you really, really know where you are? This is Berkeley! You are at UC Berkeley! I can't believe it." Many other students repeated the same line in utter disbelief: "Do you really know where you are right now?" So there we were on...
  • Traditional Marriage Caravan - September 5, Santa Rosa (CA) (Pro-Gay Marriage Folks Go Nuts)

    09/12/2008 8:32:29 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 226+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | 9/12/2008 | John Ritchie
    The moment we set up this morning on Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa and finished praying three Hail Marys, a man already began yelling insults at the top of his lungs. In order to avoid hearing the obscenities, we sang a hymn composed by St. Louis de Montfort, We Want God. It worked extremely well. He soon rode off on his bicycle. Just across the street was the Santa Rosa Junior College, where many students study before going to UC Berkeley.... Mr. Charles Sulzen stood by the curbside offering fliers to passersby when suddenly, a SUV pulled up and flung...
  • "I’m not joking you should all be shot!" (Response to Traditional Marriage Campaign in CA)

    09/06/2008 11:49:23 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 60 replies · 378+ views
    American TFP ^ | 9/5/2008 | John Ritchie
    Sept 1 - The First Campaign Today we campaigned for traditional marriage at the Cal Expo in Sacramento. It was the busiest day of the fair. We made several “Honk for Traditional Marriage” signs and displayed them at the fair entrance. Honks of all types filled the air. The issue of same-sex “marriage” has divided the state down the middle. Even within the same vehicle, we got both thumbs up and thumbs down. Very few people are undecided or unsure where they stand. But don’t expect civility from same-sex advocates. One woman approached a TFP volunteer and bluntly stated: “You...
  • Why Homosexual Activists Hate General Peter Pace

    06/28/2008 9:06:52 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies · 116+ views
    TFP ^ | 06.27.08 | Michael Whitcraft
    President Bush has awarded Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), General Peter Pace the US’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Not surprisingly, he is once again enduring a “moral lynching” at the hands of liberal media and homosexual activists across the nation.  Controversy began plaguing General Pace, a Catholic, after his March 12 statement that homosexual acts are immoral and therefore, should not be condoned by the military.[1]  Following this statement, General Pace was maligned and ultimately lost his position as JCS Chairman, making him the first in over forty years to hold...
  • A Lot of Hot Air - A Review of Václav Klaus’ Recent Book: Blue Planet in Green Shackles

    06/13/2008 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 150+ views
    tfp ^ | 06.13.08 | Michael Whitcraft
    A Review of Václav Klaus’ Recent Book Blue Planet in Green Shackles Czech Republic President, Václav Klaus knows first hand the horrors of Communism. Nevertheless, in a recent question-and-answer session in the US Congress Committee on Energy and Commerce, he stated: As someone who lived under Communism for most of my life, I feel obliged to say that the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity at the beginning of the 21st Century, is not Communism or its various softer versions. It was replaced by the threat of ambitious environmentalism. In his recent book: Blue Planet...
  • The Sunset of Darwinism

    06/13/2008 8:50:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 663 replies · 1,609+ views
    tfp ^ | 06.04.08 | Julio Loredo
    Praised until recently as dogma, Darwin’s theory of evolution is now fading away, discredited by the same science that bore its poisoned fruit. Instead, the Christian vision of a supernatural design is being increasingly affirmed. “Evolution is now a datum proven beyond any reasonable doubt and no longer a theory, it’s not even worth taking the trouble to discuss it.” This is what a spokesman proclaimed at the Festival of Science held in Genoa in November 2005, thereby neglecting a very important aspect of modern science—the need to be open to new perspectives. Instead, the truth is quite the opposite....
  • Battling for America's Soul: How Homosexual "Marriage" Threatens Our Nation and Faith

    06/05/2008 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 38 replies · 288+ views
    Within the perspective of the nation’s Cultural War, Americans felt the full force of two actions favoring the homosexual movement in May 2008. Same-sex "marriage" is now being imposed upon the nation by government fiat. On May 15, 2008, California’s Supreme Court declared the unconstitutionality of Proposition 22—ignoring the voices of 61% of California voters who approved the measure in 2000—and all other California statutes restricting marriage to the union of one man and one woman and imposed homosexual "marriage" on the Golden State. Concomitantly, New York Governor David Patterson unilaterally ordered all government agencies... to same-sex "marriages" contracted outside...
  • Survey Finds 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual Clubs

    04/01/2008 1:43:58 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 25 replies · 441+ views
    TFP ^ | 04-01-08 | TFP Student Action
    Scandal: 96 Catholic Universities Have Pro-Homosexual ClubsHelp stop this scandal by signing the TFP’s urgent appeal to the presidents of Catholic universities Here is a list Catholic universities with pro-homosexual clubs Historically, Catholic universities have been beacons of truth. They have set a standard of intellectual progress and moral excellence. They have elevated culture, formed the minds of great men, and paved the way for abundant scientific breakthroughs. However, these beacons of truth are now failing. Moral values are being undermined on many Catholic campuses and the principles that once guided souls in the noble task of higher learning are...
  • Pro-lifer Seriously Injured: Clinic Receptionist Shouts: “He got what he deserved!”

    12/28/2007 10:57:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 86 replies · 695+ views
    TFP ^ | 12/28/2007
    At 6:30 am on Saturday, December 22, while most were snug in bed, resting up for Christmas activities, veteran pro-lifer Ed Snell was arriving at Hillcrest Abortion Center, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He had come with two other activists to persuade women entering the clinic not to abort their pre-born children. The group customarily meets at the clinic and has saved many lives.  In fact, they have been so effective, that the clinic erected a 7-foot privacy fence to cut off all communication between the women and the pro-lifers.  However, their efforts were scuttled, when the activists began bringing ladders so...
  • The Christmas Marketing Disaster

    12/14/2007 10:48:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 85+ views
    TFP ^ | John Horvat II
    Quite simply, success in marketing depends upon offering the right product to the right consumer at the right time. That is not always easy since the fickle consumer is constantly changing and the marketer must be ever-ready to adjust accordingly. Thus, depending on one’s perspective, marketing has become a science, a craft or an art. The marketer has at his disposal techniques and tools since in today’s streamlined and globalized world, one mistake can translate into millions of dollars lost. Last year, Wal-Mart learned their lesson and brought back Merry Christmas while others did not. And so, the marketers employ...
  • A Missed Message, The Golden Compass Reengineers the Davinci Code, for Minors

    12/14/2007 10:34:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 62+ views
    The recent movie, The Golden Compass, is little more than a reinterpretation of Sony films’ blasphemous The Da Vinci Code, reengineered for children.  Many writers have rightly criticized the film from its multiple censurable aspects, and who could blame them?  After all, there are myriad angles from which it should be condemned.  It portrays the Catholic Church as an evil institution called the “Magisterium,” led by men who live in buildings resembling cathedrals, dress like bishops and strive to control men’s minds.  Furthermore, author Philip Pullman is an avowed atheist who has affirmed: “I am trying to undermine the...
  • What the Liberal Media Missed: Rally for Troops Outnumbers SOA Watch Protest at Fort Benning

    11/30/2007 10:20:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 96+ views
    tfp ^ | November 20, 2007 | John Ritchie
    TFP members attended in ceremonial habit with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Year after year, dissident Catholics and radical leftists stage a propaganda protest at the gates of Fort Benning against the U.S. Army’s Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation – the former School of the Americas. While anti-military protesters enjoy ample media coverage, little notice is given to thousands of patriotic Americans who honor the troops, only blocks away, during God Bless Fort Benning Day. The event deserves attention.  Rosary for the TroopsAfter a 17-hour road trip from Pennsylvania to Georgia and two flat tires on...
  • Rosary Rallies Planned for Fatima Anniversary [Catholic Caucus]

    07/25/2007 4:26:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 915+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 7/25/07 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: John Horvat, Organization: The American TFP, 717-225-7147 ext. 227, jh1908@aol.com HANOVER, Penn., July 25 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ninety years after the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal, Catholics are gearing up to commemorate its jubilee anniversary with two thousand public square rosary rallies. The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign are coordinating the event set for October 13, the day of the Miracle of the Sun. "So far the campaign has received enthusiastic support. Over 537 Catholic activists already volunteered to hold peaceful rosary rallies in their respective cities,"...
  • America Needs Fatima Campaign does outreach by distributing St. Benedict medals (Catholic Caucus)

    06/22/2007 4:40:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 559+ views
    On June 29, American Needs Fatima (ANF) will mail 80,000 Saint Benedict medals to its friends and supporters as part of its Public Square Rosary campaign. The Saint Benedict Medal is considered the most powerful medal in the Catholic Church. It is exorcistic and strengthens souls who are tempted.  The medal, as it is known today, was first made in 1880 by the Benedictines of Monte Casino to celebrate the 1400th anniversary of Saint Benedict’s birth.  Mindful of the medal’s exorcistic powers, ANF hopes they will protect Public Square Rosary participants from attacks of the devil.This is important, since the...
  • Virgin, It's NOT a dirty Word

    06/16/2007 9:35:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 83 replies · 2,725+ views
    TFP ^ | 06.14.07 | Norman Fulkerson
    Millions of teenagers nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love.  A friend of mine was once riding the subway late at night when the doors opened and in stepped two couples returning from a night out on the town. They laughed and carried on until one of the ladies noticed a poster promoting abstinence on the wall behind them. She read it out loud for the others. “Virgin: it’s not a dirty word,” it said. Then half...
  • Diversity, a “Talismanic” Word of the Homosexual Movement

    04/27/2007 3:45:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 593+ views
    TFP ^ | 04.27.07 | Luis Sergio Solimeo
    In the terrible Cultural War afflicting the contemporary world, the most effective and destructive weapons are not bullets or bombs but rather ideas, concepts and words that attack traditions and institutions. Indeed, the most intense struggle now facing the nation is one of beliefs, ideas and convictions.  Bombs may kill, wreak havoc and terrify consciences. However, they only influence man from the outside in an indirect and not always effective way. A proof of this is the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Instead of causing the panic and discouragement the terrorists might have hoped for, the attacks stirred...
  • The Importance of Tradition Today

    04/27/2007 3:56:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 488+ views
    TFP ^ | 04.27.07 | Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
    While walking downtown I happened to bump into an acquaintance who challenged me by way of a greeting: "In your latest article you proved quite well that tradition is an indispensable survival of the past in the present. But is tradition important enough for you to have placed it before property and family in the TFP trilogy?" The question amazed me. But looking at him I realized that it would occur to many people. So I will answer it today.  Yes, tradition does constitute a high value of the spirit. In principle, it merits, from certain standpoints of course, to...
  • Is the Church Against Both Abortion and the Death Penalty? (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    02/16/2007 5:31:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 423+ views
    The American TFP ^ | 2/14/2007 | Luis Solimeo
    It is not a rare thing for Catholic prelates to assert definitively that the Church opposes capital punishment. Some even liken the death of a defenseless aborted baby to that of a criminal duly judged by a competent court and condemned for a grave violation of the moral or juridical order. Such churchmen conclude that Catholics are obliged to reject not only abortion but the death penalty as well.1 Cardinal Ratzinger’s Letter to the American Bishops Such conclusions are misleading.To the contrary, although it is very restrictive in the application of the death penalty today, the Catechism of the...
  • Beyond Pro-life: Fighting the Whole Cultural War

    02/05/2007 7:57:58 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 10 replies · 265+ views
    By John Horvat II In the Cultural War, the fight over abortion is one of the fronts where the battle rages most fiercely. It is no surprise that many rally with great fervor to this cause that transcends borders in our increasingly borderless world. Thus, there are many reasons to be enthusiastic supporters of this noble cause that defends those very ones who have no one to come to their aid. Perhaps the first reason worth of mention is its amazing capacity to unite. It really could not be any other way. The brutality of the abortion act is...
  • Univ. of Minnesota OKs anti-Catholic play (blasphemous)

    01/31/2007 7:52:55 PM PST · by Sun · 24 replies · 572+ views
    University of Minnesota OKs anti-Catholic play "The Pope and the Witch," snubs bishops January 30, 2007 The blasphemous play “The Pope and the Witch” is scheduled to stage at the University of Minnesota on March 1. Written by avowed communist Dario Fo, the play describes the Pope as a heroine-addict with a ‘crucifixion stroke,’ a mockery of the Crucifixion. And click here to sign petition: http://tfp.org/student_action/activities/protests/univ_minnesota_blasphemy2.htm (where it says: "Click here."
  • Slipping Down the Dark Road of Embryonic Stem-Cell Research

    12/29/2006 9:32:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 303+ views
    Crusade Magazine ^ | January/February 2007
    Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., was trained as a neuroscientist at Yale University. After finishing his doctoral work, he worked for Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He studied for the priesthood in Rome, where he focused on bioethics and dogmatic theology. Father Pacholczyk is now director of education and a staff ethicist at the National Catholic Bioethics Center based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Walter Camier of Crusade Magazine interviewed Father Pacholczyk.Crusade: Father, could you explain what embryonic stem-cell research is, and why it is against Catholic doctrine?Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk: The central difficulty at the heart of embryonic stem-cell research is...
  • Check out the 2,092 TFP Protests Against the DaVinci Code movie starting May 19, 2006

    12/29/2006 3:44:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 468+ views
    TFP ^ | 12.29.06
    The History of a Nationwide Protest Against The Da Vinci CodeSumming it up: Rallies Take Sony to Task for The Da Vinci CodeA Time for Action—The Da Vinci Code RejectedFor all the Stories Telling the History of this Campaign, Click here  Where We Protested:Click the map below for a state-by-state look at the protest effort See the Protest Pictures   Click here for Photo Gallery Read the Blog of the CampaignClick The Da Vinci Code banner below for a two-week day-by-day account of the campaign's most intense days. Da Vinci Code Chronicle: Get the Arguments Against The Da Vinci...
  • Did moral issue take a thrashing in the November elections?

    12/15/2006 2:22:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 589+ views
    TFP ^ | 12.15.06 | John Horvat II
    Sports teams expect opponents to score against them. It is all part of the game. The important thing is to amass a steady string of victories to win the championship.  The same logic that applies to sports does not seem to apply to politics. In the aftermath of the November elections, there has been much talk on both sides of the political spectrum about the decline of moral issues.  Talk is rife about a social conservative consensus that is supposedly wearing thin. Moral values were edged out by the economy and jobs. The pro-life movement is beleaguered. The traditional agenda...
  • Recalling French Self-Managing Socialism: 25 Years Later

    12/12/2006 10:46:35 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 530+ views
    TFP ^ | 12.08.06
      Cover of the message Twenty-five years ago, socialists the world over were talking about a new kind of socialism that they hoped would sweep the world. Buoyed by the 1981 presidential victory of France’s Francois Mitterrand, Socialists everywhere were electrified by a new buzzword: self-management. With this new word in its arsenal, the left thought it had a program that was unstoppable.  Later that year, on December 9, 1981, a striking six-page public interest advertisement appeared in The Washington Post and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.The advertisement was a message from the 13 Societies for the Defense of Tradition, Family...
  • Three Reasons the Church’s Enemies Hate The Immaculate Conception

    12/12/2006 10:51:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 772 replies · 5,415+ views
    TFP ^ | 12.08.06 | Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira
    The following text is adapted from a lecture Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira gave on June 15, 1973.  It has been translated and edited for publication without his revision.  Note, in this text, he uses the words Revolution and Counter-Revolution as he defined them in his book Revolution and Counter-Revolution.  In this sense, the Revolution is a centuries-old process, motivated by pride and sensuality, and therefore egalitarianism and liberalism, that dominates the modern world and seeks to destroy Christian civilization.  Counter-Revolutionaries are those dedicated to defeating this process and defending the rights of God. –Ed.…One of the truly Counter-Revolutionary acts...
  • What are the bishops saying about many of the grave moral issues in Tuesday’s election?

    11/03/2006 3:46:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 379+ views
    TFP ^ | 11.03.06 | Michael Drake
    By Michael DrakeWe live at a time when extreme moral decadence and a loss of the sense of evil and sin coexist with technological advances unprecedented in history. If not contained within proper moral limits, this very progress can turn into catastrophe.  In the coming elections, many initiatives are being put to the vote which will address moral aberrations such as abortion and homosexual “marriage.” Others will address ethical issues involving biotechnology calling for the destruction of human embryos for cloning or embryonic stem cell research.Such initiatives find support in activist judges and liberal legislators determined to impose this anti-natural...
  • Fighting Back Halloween, Protest Blasphemous and Disgraceful Portrayals of the Priesthood

    10/20/2006 1:47:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 1,664+ views
    Click here to protest now!Fighting Back at HalloweenIt only takes a few determined people to make a difference. Concerned TFP supporters were both shocked and disgusted to hear of an obscene priest costume available at the store in the local mall where children of all ages pick out their Halloween costumes. They decided to do something about it.At a store in central Pennsylvania, TFP supporter Jose Ferraz asked the store clerk to show him the priest costumes. With some hesitation, she guided him to an area with “everything religious.”  He noted that no other religions were represented in the aisle....
  • Remember Katrina! Protest Blasphmous Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    07/28/2006 9:54:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 475+ views
    TFP ^ | Robert E. Ritchie
    The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina is still overwhelmingly present in New Orleans today. Such an event should at least serve as a point of reflection not only about the city’s physical but also its moral devastation.With this in mind, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) through its America Needs Fatima campaign is asking members to join “Remember Katrina” – a massive crusade of protest and reparation for the terrible insults to God and His Mother, Mary Most Holy seen during Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Many openly claim that a return to...
  • St. Ephrem the Syrian, If Christ is Not God, Our Salvation is a Lie (Rejecting the DaVinci Code)

    04/08/2006 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies · 372+ views
                        In The Da Vinci Code,  one finds the horrible affirmation advanced by one of its  characters that Christ is not God but was deified by Constantine to advance a political agenda. This is supposedly “the greatest cover-up in history.”  From the very beginning of the Church, there have always been those who denied Christ’s Divinity.  However, there have also been saints that have gloriously affirmed Christ’s Divinity.St. Ephrem the Syrian (c.306–373) was one such saint.  In his commentary on the Transfiguration, he comments upon how Christ showed His apostles the glory of His Divinity that has been concealed...