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Agony In Albany Revisited . . . Honors Galore For Retiring Bishop Hubbard

November 9, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Agony In Albany Revisited . . . Honors Galore For Retiring Bishop Hubbard

By PAUL LIKOUDIS “This is a time of taking stock for the bishop,” wrote The Albany Times-Union’s Paul Grondahl on September 30. “Several honorary dinners and liturgies are being planned for [Bishop Howard] Hubbard. Masters of ceremony will strain to find new superlatives.” On October 20, a crowd packed Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Albany to honor Bishop Hubbard as he celebrated the 50 years of his Ordination as a priest. Among those present were Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York and his predecessor, Edward Cardinal Egan. On October 29, Siena College was slated to host an

Hail To The Redskins!

November 8, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Hail To The Redskins!

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN After Sunday Mass at Holy Trinity, the parents left their four boys in Georgetown to drive to Griffith Stadium to join 27,000 fans to watch “Slingin’ Sammy” Baugh take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Already a legend, Baugh was the greatest football player of his era. Record-setting passer, runner, punter, place kicker, defensive back. Yet, not until the fourth quarter did Sammy throw for a pair of touchdowns to finish off the Eagles 20-14. Something else was happening that Sunday. As the scoreless tie went on, there came a series of public service announcements calling on admirals, generals and officials to leave the stadium and report to their posts. Only when mom and dad left did they…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “Is The Earth Heating Up Or Cooling Down?”

November 7, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101 . . . “Is The Earth Heating Up Or Cooling Down?”

By BRIAN CLOWES (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of chapter 18 of The Facts of Life, “The International Abortion Situation,” e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) +    +    + Since global warming is the primary environment-related motivation of the population control movement, pro-lifers should be familiar with the principle. If the thesis that human activity causes global warming is disproven, the population control movement will lose one of its primary justifications: That there are too many people in the world. Many of us remember the early 1970s, when almost everyone in academia and government insisted that the world was rapidly cooling off. Newsweek asserted: “The central…Continue Reading

Obama Lies Like A Marxist

November 6, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Obama Lies Like A Marxist

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY A week after he signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama went on a road trip to Portland, Maine, to boast and prevaricate about what he had just done. “So now that this bill is finally law and all the folks who have been playing politics will finally have to confront the reality of what this reform is, they’re also going to have to confront the reality of what it isn’t,” said Obama, introducing a lie that has gotten belated, but much-deserved, attention in recent days. “They’ll have to finally acknowledge that this isn’t a government takeover of our health-care system,” he said. “They’ll see that if Americans like their doctor, they…Continue Reading

What The Obama Administration… Could Not Not Know About Obamacare

November 5, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on What The Obama Administration… Could Not Not Know About Obamacare

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Recently in this space, during a discussion of the theory of moral relativism, we referred to the work of J. Budziszewski of the University of Texas, specifically to his analysis of “invincible ignorance.” This is the theory that we are not guilty of sin if we are unaware that our actions are immoral; that we must follow our conscience even when our conscience is in error, through no fault of our own. Budziszewski’s contention is that this proposition can be used dishonestly by those who reject the teachings of the Church because “there is stuff we cannot not know”; that people can too easily fall into the trap of rationalizing their immoral behavior. “Stuff we cannot…Continue Reading

The Solidarity Fund Supports CCHD’s Rejects

October 30, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Solidarity Fund Supports CCHD’s Rejects

By REY FLORES Finally, the secular progressives have done what they should have been doing all along in Chicago. Instead of mooching off the Catholic Church as they have been doing for the last 43 years, they have finally banded together to raise money for organizations who were recently cut from Catholic Campaign for Human Development grant monies. On the Solidarity Fund’s web site, it states that the fund was “. . . established by a group of Chicago and national foundations to provide support to local groups whose work is grounded in advancing social justice,

The Catholic Worker And Bono

October 29, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Catholic Worker And Bono

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I have a soft spot for the Catholic Worker movement, even though most members of the group would be poles apart from me politically. I have felt this way for decades now. While on our frequent walking tours of Manhattan, my late wife and I would stop to drop a few dollars into the collection bottle sitting in the window at the Worker’s St. Joseph House in the Bowery section of the city. The volunteers would always give me a big smile and a thank you as they handed me a copy of their newspaper. I often wondered how they would react if they knew I voted for both Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

‘Devastating’: Kansas Supreme Court suspends law license of pro-life former attorney general

October 19, 2013 Frontpage, Uncategorized Comments Off on ‘Devastating’: Kansas Supreme Court suspends law license of pro-life former attorney general

By John Jalsevac Topeka, KS, October 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, a pro-life Republican who used his post to prosecute the abortion industry, will appeal a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court today indefinitely suspending his law license, his attorney said today. In a lengthy 154-page decision, the Court upheld six of 11 ethics violations brought against Kline, the only prosecutor in U.S. history to successfully file charges against the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Kline was Kansas attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and Johnson County district attorney in 2007 and 2008. Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline “The violations we have found are significant and numerous, and Kline’s inability or refusal to acknowledge or…Continue Reading

In Defense Of Common Core

October 15, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on In Defense Of Common Core

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK In the September 12 issue of this column, a correspondent called our attention to an article by Paul Kengor in the August issue of Crisis magazine, in which Kengor cites information he was given by a friend whom he calls an “expert in the field of education.” Kengor’s friend believes that there is a potential problem in the Common Core curriculum being promoted by the Obama administration, beyond the threat of federal control over our public schools most mentioned by Common Core’s critics. Kengor’s friend believes that Common Core will permit “outside vendors and providers”

Miss World: ‘I’m pro-life’ and ‘Sex is for marriage’

October 14, 2013 Frontpage, World News Comments Off on Miss World: ‘I’m pro-life’ and ‘Sex is for marriage’

By BEN JOHNSON October 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Viewers all over the globe appreciate the beauty of Miss World, Megan Lynn Young, but the reigning Miss Philippines recently told an interviewer that she appreciates the beauty of the unborn. Miss World Megan Lynne Young In August, Young told a Philippines-based broadcaster that she opposes abortion-on-demand, believes in abstinence before marriage, and sees marriage as a lifelong and unbreakable union. “I’m against abortion,” Young told her interviewer flatly. She expounded further when the interviewer asked about the nation’s controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law, which would require medical professionals to provide taxpayer-funded contraceptives and abortifacients to patients regardless of conscience