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E Pluribus Unum Or Not?

September 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on E Pluribus Unum Or Not?

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON The recent confrontation over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville and its spillover into other cities demonstrate a pathological sort of love of country and a distorted attempt to erase its heritage. White supremacists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and other extreme groups who practice bigotry, hatred, and violence can never be condoned. They may believe they are working to protect or purify foundational aspects of the nation, but their ideas are warped and their actions reprehensible. The 20th century provided vivid examples of extreme nationalism and its disastrous results. Similarly, destroying or defacing statues and monuments to personages deemed offensive to some in today’s society cannot be tolerated. The effort to eliminate all reminders of…Continue Reading

Dismember Title IX!

September 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Dismember Title IX!

By SHAUN KENNEY If our Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos can actually pull it off? Three cheers for Title IX dismemberment. For those who are slightly unfamiliar with the term “Title IX” and have children heading toward a college or university that accepts federal funds, be prepared to step into a rather dark and foreboding world. Title IX is a section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which reads that no one should be discriminated against on the basis of sex. Seems rather innocuous at first, and it is — until one dives deeper into how this tiny section of federal law has been exploded to cover things such as gender dysphorias, transgenderism, and used to create tribunals where victims…Continue Reading

The Value Of All Human Life

September 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Value Of All Human Life

By REY FLORES (Editor’s Note: The Wanderer went to press this week just as all the confusion over the “DACA Deal” was breaking. Rey Flores’ column and the LifeSiteNews article below were both written before those developments.) + + + The recent debates about President Trump’s plans to wind down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA for short — have once again drawn the ire and fury of the left-wing radicals. Predictably, the fake news media also jumped into action, all of them calling President Trump a white supremacist and a xenophobe. Whether it’s called DACA or the Dream Act, or whatever other legislation the left pushes to legitimize illegal immigrants, at the end of the day,…Continue Reading

But Dems Love Cutting Deals With Him… Trump’s Catholic Judicial Pick Angers Democrats

September 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on But Dems Love Cutting Deals With Him… Trump’s Catholic Judicial Pick Angers Democrats

By DEXTER DUGGAN Long ago having made malicious permissive abortion the core of its political ideology, the national Democratic Party has been swallowed by the resulting extremism of treating innocent preborn babies as malignant growths best destroyed by the millions, followed by the repellent extraction and sale of their human heads, hearts, brains, and other body parts. One reason for the rise of an unconventional politician like President Trump is that unscrupulous Democrats have driven away supporters who used to give them large congressional majorities, leaving the party starving for votes. And now, like a wild animal caught in a trap, national Democrats desperately chew off their own legs in public view. The depth to which these Democrats have sunk…Continue Reading

Catholic Trump Nominee Strongly Attacked For Her Faith

September 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholic Trump Nominee Strongly Attacked For Her Faith

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Amy Coney Barrett, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been nominated by President Trump for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Her confirmation hearing on September 6 was anything but routine. Today the curtain is pulled back and the gloves are off. It’s all about abortion. Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, wasted no time in unloading with calculated venom: “Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that — you know, dogma and law are two different things. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And…Continue Reading

Frozen Baby Embryos: Persons Or Property?

September 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Frozen Baby Embryos: Persons Or Property?

By MIKE MANNO A Colorado divorce case may, for good or ill, help establish a lasting precedent over how to handle (or perhaps “dispose of”) embryos remaining in cryogenic storage after in vitro (IVF) fertilization procedures. Mandy and Drake Rooks used IVF to have a son and later twins. Created at the same time were six other embryos that were left in storage. The dad later filed a petition for divorce and asked for custody of the “frozen embryos” so that he could destroy them. The mother, on the other hand, wanted the embryos for possible future implantation. The trial court “awarded” — a property rights concept — the embryos to dad finding that he had a “negative right” to…Continue Reading

Tribalism Marches On!

September 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Tribalism Marches On!

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991. “Is there no room for new nations in the New World Order?” was my title, and the column began: “In turning a stone face toward embattled Slovenia and Croatia, President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker have not only put America’s chips on the wrong horse. They have bet on a losing horse. “Can the U.S. Government seriously believe that a Yugoslavia of such disparate peoples, all of whom wish greater freedom, most of whose republics wish to be free of Belgrade,…Continue Reading

With Arpaio Pardoned . . . How About Turning Attention To Ethics Of The Judge Who Took Him Down?

September 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on With Arpaio Pardoned . . . How About Turning Attention To Ethics Of The Judge Who Took Him Down?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Furthering two news events, President Trump called attention to baby Charlie Gard in early July and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in late August. The seriously ill English baby was unknown to many before Trump tweeted his offer of assistance, which cast the president in a more sympathetic light while many news organizations took an impartial look at the case of the suffering infant being denied vital medical treatment. Arizonan Arpaio, well-known for discouraging illegal immigration, was saddled with burdens of media bias that favors open borders. But in providing a pardon to Arpaio, recently convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt of court, Trump said nothing to refute assertions that both he and the Italian-heritage Arizonan are…Continue Reading

It Begins At Home And Among The Family

September 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on It Begins At Home And Among The Family

By SHAUN KENNEY One of Thomas Jefferson’s compliments to Benjamin Franklin when he was appointed ambassador to France was that no one could replace Franklin; Jefferson could only serve as his successor. As his successor, I owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. James K. Fitzpatrick for carrying the torch here at The Wanderer for as long and admirably as he has. Of the names of editors and Catholic columnists of the turn of the century, one really does have to consider the few names that remain outstanding — the legacy writers to whom the rest of us merely grasp. Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Deal Hudson, R.R. Reno, and others certainly come to mind. Fitzpatrick’s work will remain the golden…Continue Reading

The Necessary Act Of Forgiveness

September 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Necessary Act Of Forgiveness

By REY FLORES “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This has got to be the single most powerful plea, as well as an accord, to do God’s will when it comes to forgiveness. No wonder the Our Father is known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” When God commands us to love one another as He loves us, He isn’t just kidding around. He means this as a command and not a request. When we fail to forgive one another, we fail to love one another. The God we worship is a living and timeless God. He is the Alpha and the Omega. Like Him, His commands were not just words spoken in the past. He…Continue Reading