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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

Population Scares: The Opposite Threat Approaches

October 14, 2013 Frontpage, Uncategorized Comments Off on Population Scares: The Opposite Threat Approaches

By WILLIAM SNAER In 1968, Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb. He warned: “In the 1970s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now. At this late date nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.” Ehrlich did not invent this neo-Malthusian anxiety, but he popularized it. Although Ehrlich was wrong, his viewpoint has lived on, morphed into a broader eco-environmental concern. Writing in the Guardian, Lisa Hymas sums up this philosophy in her article about deciding to be childless: “Population isn’t just about counting heads. The impact of humanity on the environment is not determined

To Live And Die In L.A.

October 9, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on To Live And Die In L.A.

By REY FLORES LOS ANGELES — To live and die is sadly much more than the title of a 1980s novel, movie, or song. This first week of October I find myself in the “City of Angels,” and if any one place needed an army of angels, it definitely has to be this place. A more apropos name would be the city of “Lost Angels.” Los Angeles is the kind of place where certain neighborhoods are not unlike one of those post-apocalyptic Hollywood movies where police helicopters constantly fly overhead, babysitting people who are incapable of behaving themselves civilly. If you want to get an idea of what martial law looks like, try driving around south-central Los Angeles and you’ll…Continue Reading

Date Set For Canonizations . . . Monsignor Reflects On The Legacies Of Two Saintly Popes

October 3, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Date Set For Canonizations . . . Monsignor Reflects On The Legacies Of Two Saintly Popes

By ANN SCHNEIBLE ROME (ZENIT) — The Vatican has confirmed that John XXIII and John Paul II will be canonized in the same ceremony on April 27, 2014. The date, which had been hinted at by Pope Francis, was confirmed by the Holy Father during a consistory held September 30 in the Apostolic Palace. According to a statement released by the Vatican, Pope Francis “decreed that Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II will be enrolled among the saints on April 27, 2014, the Second Sunday of Easter, of the Divine Mercy.” This past July, the Pope approved the second miracle in the cause for John Paul II’s canonization: A Costa Rican woman was healed of a terminal brain aneurysm…Continue Reading

The Truth About Human Love

September 11, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Truth About Human Love
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Readers of Shakespeare’s famous love story have generally interpreted the play in three major ways. One common view portrays the lovers as victims of fate or fickle fortune, as “star-crossed” because of the strange accidents and uncontrollable forces that control the destiny of their love — the family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, Romeo’s sudden banishment, and the delay of Friar Lawrence’s letter that explains that Juliet is not dead but under a sleeping potion. This interpretation minimizes the lovers’ responsibility in causing their own tragedy by their hasty marriage, impatience, impetuosity, and despair. A second view of the tragedy idealizes the love of Romeo and Juliet as beautifully romantic and transcendent, above criticism and moral culpability —…Continue Reading

Dead Souls Of A Cultural Revolution

September 11, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Dead Souls Of A Cultural Revolution
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On Friday, August 16, Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian here on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed while jogging in Duncan, Okla., population 23,000. He died where he fell. Police have three suspects, two black and one white. The latter said they were bored and decided to shoot Lane for “the fun of it.” As Lane was white and the shooter black, racism has surfaced as a motive. On August 22 came reports that killing a white man may have been an initiation rite for the black teens in joining some offshoot of the Crips or Bloods. What happened in Oklahoma and the reaction, or lack of reaction to it, tells us much about America in 2013, not much of it good. Teenagers who can shoot and kill a man out of summertime boredom are…Continue Reading