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Gosnell Another Example . . . Resisting Damage Pounding Away At Foundations Of Family

October 21, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Gosnell Another Example . . . Resisting Damage Pounding Away At Foundations Of Family

By DEXTER DUGGAN When rap artist and entertainment entrepreneur Kanye West showed up at Donald Trump’s big house on October 11 to praise “male energy” and proclaim a sense of having acquired Superman’s power, he had the potential to topple a lot of shivering pillars that support the temple of secular irrationality. Dominant media dissed Kanye right away for repeating his admiration for Republican earthquake Trump. It’s only okay with them for entertainment stars to support leftish Democrats, as singer Taylor Swift did a few days earlier, breaking her political silence on October 7, and journos squeaked with pleasure. Not only did West’s star power pose the threat of attracting more black voters away from the Democrat plantation. He also…Continue Reading

St. Paul VI, Pray For US

October 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on St. Paul VI, Pray For US

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Pope Paul VI is a saint,” Holy Mother Church declared to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Indeed he is. And St. Paul VI is beloved above all for his two historic contributions to the Church: First, upon the death of St. John XXIII in 1963, he inherited the Second Vatican Council and presided over it until it adjourned on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, 1965. And second, he promulgated Humanae Vitae, the encyclical that announced to the world that, while the “spirit of the times” might change, the truth does not. Today St. Paul VI is remembered above all for Humanae Vitae, and that is appropriate:…Continue Reading

Harassed In The Sacristy Of St. Peter’s

October 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Harassed In The Sacristy Of St. Peter’s

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The toxic atmosphere of pressure to toe the official line by refusing the legitimate options the Church offers to all seems to be growing. The line of inter-Church battle against the Traditional Mass now even runs through the sacristy of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, as I found this past week. During my recent days of pilgrimage to Rome, I arrived early at the Sant’Uffizio Gate on Wednesday, October 17 prior to the general audience and requested entrance of the Swiss Guards posted there. I arrived before 7 a.m. at the locked door of the Basilica sacristy and waited for some minutes there with other priests, bishops, and Wilfrid Cardinal Napier. I said hello to…Continue Reading

10 Things A Youth Synod Should Do; One Thing It Won’t

October 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on 10 Things A Youth Synod Should Do; One Thing It Won’t

By SHAUN KENNEY Pope Francis came forward with some unusually strong language regarding abortion, saying that the act was the equivalent of calling a hit man. This marks the second time this month that Francis has chosen to offer pointed criticism of this generational genocide, the opposition to this “culture of death” having defined the pontificates of both Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. What is most amusing about the reaction from outlets such as the Associated Press is that they are simply gob-smacked that the Pope might actually be Catholic. Perhaps many of us are. The salient point here is that, for all his faults and mishandling, there are certain items that are truly nonnegotiable for Francis…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Rejuvenating Our Culture Through Mary

October 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Rejuvenating Our Culture Through Mary

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis, by Carrie Gress, Ph.D. (TAN Books: 2017); 214 pages, Amazon paperback and Kindle. Some time ago, this reviewer looked at Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, and while commending it as a very worthwhile book, there was one aspect of that work which came in for criticism — that is, its lack of a Marian dimension, given the importance of the Virgin Mary’s role in Christian history. The Marian Option makes up for that deficiency, and also provides much food for thought for anyone who wants to know, in the words of the subtitle, “God’s Solution to a Civilization…Continue Reading

Left-Wing Pro-Abortionists… Make A Spectacle Of Their Rage At Kavanaugh

October 16, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Left-Wing Pro-Abortionists… Make A Spectacle Of Their Rage At Kavanaugh

By DEXTER DUGGAN Seeing some of the desperately wailing, miserable protesters in Washington, D.C., against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was almost like happening across an injured baby animal by the side of the road. You want to relieve the helpless creature of its suffering. The best way probably would be to call in a veterinarian. But if we followed the protesters’ own thinking, we’d crush the baby animal’s head without delay. Wishing to administer cruel death, after all, was at the wailers’ crippled core. They made it clear that maintaining the massive abortion dismemberment of helpless human infants was the focus of their frenzy against the feared future High Court decisions of the Catholic Kavanaugh. Anything possible…Continue Reading

A New Look At Conversion Therapy

October 15, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A New Look At Conversion Therapy

By MIKE MANNO We’ve written in these pages several times about the controversy over Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE). In case you’ve missed it, SOCE refers to efforts to help those with unwanted same-sex attractions to overcome them. This is usually done through professional or religious counseling and is sometimes referred to as conversion or reparative therapy. SOCE has been controversial and has met with two objections from the LGBT community: It is ineffective, suggesting that sexual orientation is immutable and not subject to change; and it is harmful, causing depression and making people worse off than before. It has been so worrisome to the homosexual community that activists there have succeeded in having it banned for minors in several…Continue Reading

As Illegal Entry Issue Re-Emerges . . . Republicans Hope Kavanaugh Fight Energizes Them For Midterms

October 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on As Illegal Entry Issue Re-Emerges . . . Republicans Hope Kavanaugh Fight Energizes Them For Midterms

By DEXTER DUGGAN Will the force of Donald Trump’s strong will outmatch Democrats’ stubborn won’ts? First came Kava-no — the eventually failed Democrat strategy to block Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Then came hopes for Kava-mo — momentum for Republican candidates in the upcoming November midterm elections whipped up by Trump’s steadfast support that led to Kavanaugh’s impressive confirmation victory in the closely divided Senate. In an October 10 Politico article, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway was quoted telling the Fox & Friends program that while history isn’t on the side of the majority party going into the midterms, “This is just a president who defies trends. And rather than repeating history, he tends to make…Continue Reading

Will Wonders Never Cease?

October 13, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Will Wonders Never Cease?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For several years after George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq in 2003, many conservative groups stayed as far away as they could from the issue. “It would cut our donor list right down the middle,” one prominent leader told me in 2004. Confronted with Iraq and “Big Government Conservatism,” the conservative movement was divided — and, frankly, confused. So was the Republican Party. When Pelosi, and then Obama, came to power, it almost seemed inevitable. In 2016, Donald Trump didn’t deny those divisions — he made hay out of them. In the debates, Jeb Bush was forced to admit that the Iraq War was a “mistake,” but even that did not convince many of those who had…Continue Reading

Let’s Face The Illusions . . . About Roe, The Court, And The Kavanaugh Confirmation

October 12, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Let’s Face The Illusions . . . About Roe, The Court, And The Kavanaugh Confirmation

By JACK KENNY Hold the “hallelujahs.” Brett Kavanaugh is now a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, but don’t expect him to be the much anticipated and much feared “fifth vote” to overturn the High Court’s Roe v. Wade decision issued 45 years ago and upheld by the court on subsequent decisions, most notably, Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. First of all, it is a considerable leap to assume that there are now four votes on the court to overturn Roe. The last two Republican nominees, Roberts and Alito, both said in public hearings that they regarded Roe as “settled law,” entitled to the protection of a due respect for “precedent.” Justice Scalia is dead and Clarence Thomas remains…Continue Reading