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Taking Liberties With Liberty

June 30, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Taking Liberties With Liberty

By DONALD DeMARCO Three Rabbis convened to determine which of the trio was the most liberal. “We are very liberal at our synagogue,” said the first. “We have installed ashtrays at the end of the pews so that people can smoke during the service if they so desire.” “That’s nothing,” piped the second. “We have ham sandwiches in the vending machines in the foyer.” “Ha-ha,” laughed the third Rabbi triumphantly. “We close the synagogue on Jewish holidays.” As one continues to erase the boundaries, the point is reached in which one’s identity is obliterated. Heedless libertarianism effaces what it is supposed to fulfill. The Rabbis who are trying to outdo each other, however, are no longer a joke. They are…Continue Reading

In Geneva… Pope Cites Three Words: Father, Bread, Forgiveness

June 29, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on In Geneva… Pope Cites Three Words: Father, Bread, Forgiveness

By JIM FAIR GENEVA (ZENIT) — Using simple words and the “Our Father,” Pope Francis on June 21 urged the faithful to ask only for what they truly need, to lead a simpler life. His reflections came in his homily at the Geneva Palexpo, the last major event of his one-day ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the WCC. “Father, bread, forgiveness,” the Pope began. “Three words that the Gospel offers us today. Three words that take us to the very heart of our faith.” Father: The Pope stressed that this is where the central prayer of our faith begins. Before being powerful and infinite, God is father. Bread: In the “Our Father”…Continue Reading

U.S. Restores Columbus Letter To The Vatican

June 28, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on U.S. Restores Columbus Letter To The Vatican

VATICAN CITY (ZENIT) — The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Callista L. Gingrich, returned a recovered copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus to its rightful home at the Vatican Library on Thursday, June 14. This act was confirmed in Tweets of the official Italian and English sites of the Vatican Library, which stated: “U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, @CallyGingrich, returned this morning a recovered copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus to its rightful home at the Vatican Library. @USinHolySee #ColumbusLetter.” Ambassador Gingrich, along with representatives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), presented the letter to the Vatican’s archivist and librarian, Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, OP, and the Library’s…Continue Reading

Trump And The Invasion Of The West

June 27, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Trump And The Invasion Of The West

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “It is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart,” says former First Lady Laura Bush of the Trump administration policy of “zero tolerance,” under which the children of illegal migrants are being detained apart from their parents. “Disgraceful,” adds Dr. Franklin Graham. “We need to be . . . a country that governs with a heart,” says First Lady Melania Trump. “No one likes this policy,” says White House aide Kellyanne Conway, even “the president wants this to end.” And so it shall — given the universal denunciations and photos of sobbing children being pulled from parents. Yet striking down the policy will leave America’s immigration crisis still unresolved. Consider. Since 2016, some 110,000…Continue Reading

When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling

June 26, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on When Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling

By DONALD DeMARCO Ireland’s historical contribution to Europe and to America is inestimable. Immediately after the fall of the Roman Empire in AD 476, Europe was suffering acutely from a lack of moral values, barbarian invasions, and famine. Irish missionaries such as St. Columbanus and St. Cathaldus spearheaded a wave of re-evangelization and cultural renewal. “Scotland, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Iceland, [and] Greenland,” according to the Dublin-based Italian scholar, Enzo Farinella, “are in many ways linked to them.” The “true work of spiritual and civic reunification of the whole of Europe,” he affirms, “starts from Ireland.” The Irish clergy were the luminaries of the Western world, bequeathing to posterity the Bible, the Fathers of the Church, and…Continue Reading

A Potpourri… Friendship, Higher “Education,” And Other Matters

June 25, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on A Potpourri… Friendship, Higher “Education,” And Other Matters

BY GEORGE A. KENDALL Barack Obama’s autobiography, Dreams From My Father, contains a revealing passage detailing how he chose his friends in college: “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy.” He seems to have gone through the whole rogues’ gallery of the far left, looking for people worthy to be his friends, apparently seeking out those who could be most helpful to him in his quest for power. I must say, I can’t imagine…Continue Reading

Canadian Top Court . . . Denies Religious Freedom To Christian Law School

June 24, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Canadian Top Court . . . Denies Religious Freedom To Christian Law School

OTTAWA, Ontario — The Supreme Court of Canada dealt a major blow to religious freedom and freedom of association June 15, ruling that law societies in Canada may deny accreditation to a Christian law school. The judgment comes after a long legal battle in several provinces. Trinity Western University’s law school asks students and faculty to follow its “Community Covenant” based on biblical views of appropriate sexual behavior on campus. Some law societies deemed the covenant discriminatory, leading to a denial of accreditation. “The Supreme Court of Canada has abandoned the promise of freedom that led to the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 36 years ago. Individuals will need to turn to their legislators to protect…Continue Reading

Memory Lapses At The FBI

June 23, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Memory Lapses At The FBI

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate distributed this column.) + + + The report on the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal that the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice released the past week makes one thing clear: Top FBI officials involved in both that investigation and the Russian collusion investigation have bad memories. Former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok, for example, told the inspector general, as the IG put it, that “he did not specifically recall” the August 8, 2016 text message he sent to Lisa Page, who was then-special counsel to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. “(Trump’s) not ever going…Continue Reading

But What Happened To The News Coverage? . . . Pope Says Homosexual Couples Are Not A Family

June 22, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on But What Happened To The News Coverage? . . . Pope Says Homosexual Couples Are Not A Family

By BILL DONOHUE (Editor’s Note: Catholic League President Bill Donohue on June 18 commented on remarks by Pope Francis that have been censored by the media.) + + + Pope Francis says gay couples cannot be considered a family. The media know he said this but, with few exceptions, they refused to run this story. The blackout, it is easy to prove, was intentional. On June 16, Pope Francis spoke to an Italian family association, and following his scripted remarks, he made some unscripted comments. He denounced those couples who screen for abnormalities in the womb, likening the decision to a Nazi-like tactic. “Last century,” he said, “the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the…Continue Reading

Holy Bashfulness Vs. Shame By ALICE von HILDEBRAND

June 21, 2018 Featured Today Comments Off on Holy Bashfulness Vs. Shame By ALICE von HILDEBRAND

My dear young friend, Years ago, Cardinal O’Boyle was discussing some sexual matters with a group of men; all of a sudden the cardinal noticed that a young girl had joined the group, and interrupting his talk, he said to her: “Please excuse me.” But he was immediately rudely rebuked by one of the men present who snapped: “It is clear that you consider sex to be dirty.” This remark inspired my next topic. We all know that nineteenth-century England was puritanical to the core. This attitude was deeply rooted in British society, starting with Queen Victoria and reaching to middle or low-class citizens. It was the predominant climate of the time. The gist of it was that sex was…Continue Reading