Catholic Family News

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Catholic Family News
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TypeMonthly newspaper
Owner(s)Catholic Family Ministries, Inc.
PublisherRev. Nicholas Gruner
EditorBrian McCall
Political alignmentTraditional Catholic
HeadquartersP.O. Box 694
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V5

Catholic Family News (ISSN 1084-5682) is a Traditionalist Catholic monthly publication, and was edited by traditionalist Catholic journalist John Vennari, printed and published in the Western New York/Southern Ontario region. Catholic Family Ministries, which publishes the monthly Catholic Family News (CFN), was run by John Vennari.

Catholic Family News has no official affiliation with the various traditionalist groups,[citation needed] but is sympathetic regarding the Society of Saint Pius X.[citation needed] The SSPX publishing house, Angelus Press, advertises in the newspaper. Frequently critical of the post-Vatican II liturgical changes in the Church, CFN recognizes the validity of properly-celebrated New Rite sacraments, rejects the sedevacantist position, and promotes the proper collegial consecration of Russia, as requested by Our Lady of Fatima.[citation needed]

The paper also includes devotional materials, and articles on historic Roman Catholic teachings and persons. Inspirational articles have appeared on Sister Annella Zervas, O.S.B.,[1] Blessed Theodore Romzha,[2] Mother Agnes Hart,[3] and Father Leo Heinrichs, O.F.M.[4]

Catholic Family News was designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2015.[5][6]


  1. ^ Brendan D. King, The Apostle of Suffering; The Life and Death of Minnesota's Un-canonized Saint, December 2008. Pages 1, 23–26.
  2. ^ Brendan D. King, To Die For Christ, April 2010.
  3. ^ Rebecca Terrell, Mother Agnes Hart and the Sisters of Loreto, February 2010. Pages 3,4, 18.
  4. ^ Archbishop Amelto Giovanni Cicognani, Colorado's Martyr of the Eucharist, September 2009. Pages 11, 25.
  5. ^ Southern Poverty Law Center lists Catholic Family News as "hate group" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
  6. ^ "Active Hate Groups in the United States in 2015". Intelligence Report. Southern Poverty Law Center. February 17, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Catholic Family News (masthead). Niagara Falls, NY: Catholic Family News. December 2006, p. 2.

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