Catholic Family News

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Catholic Family News
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Type Monthly newspaper
Format tabloid
Owner(s) Catholic Family Ministries, Inc.
Publisher Rev. Nicholas Gruner
Editor John Vennari
Founded 1993
Political alignment Traditional Catholic
Language English
Headquarters P.O. Box 694
Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6V5
ISSN 1084-5682

Catholic Family News (ISSN 1084-5682) is a Traditionalist Catholic monthly publication, 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), is 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]

Controversies and Criticism[edit]

Catholic Family News is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The Southern Poverty Law Center listed the newspaper and its publisher/editor as a hate group[5] for "anti-semitic" and "homophobic" material, and hiring Joseph Sobran, who was fired by the National Review for writing what many perceived as anti-Semitic articles.[citation needed]


  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",; accessed May 5, 2015.

Further reading[edit]

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

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