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A Book Review . . . A Gem of Historical Fiction

November 15, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review . . . A Gem of Historical Fiction

By MICHAEL MOROW Treason: A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England by Dena Hunt (Sophia Institute Press: 2013); $14.95. Order at www.sophiainstitute.com or call 1-800-888-9344. Treason dramatizes the hunt and persecution of English Catholics in the reign of Elizabeth I, the famous “virgin queen” enshrined and celebrated at the center of the culture of English-speaking peoples. Set in 1581, the year that St. Edward Campion was martyred, events in rural Devonshire are seen through an ensemble of characters both Catholic and Protestant. The main action occurs in six days, the epilogue three months later. In a mere 184 deftly written pages,

Sign Of The State’s Dysfunction . . . A California Parish’s “Four-Minute Specials”

November 14, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Sign Of The State’s Dysfunction . . . A California Parish’s “Four-Minute Specials”

By JAMES LIKOUDIS Anyone who is knowledgeable about political affairs is aware of the dysfunctional state of California’s politics. The state’s entrenched liberalism has resulted in anti-Christian legislation and judicial decisions injuring marriage and family life. If contraception, abortion, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage have become part of the American Way of Life with the deplorable support of politicians who claim to be Catholic, it is not too much to say that California has led the way. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation allowing non-physicians to do abortions. This is the same Brown who in his youth attended Catholic schools, intended to be a priest, and entered a Jesuit seminary. He became,

Discarded Newborn Babies . . . Show What Supreme Court’s Extremism Taught The Nation

November 13, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Discarded Newborn Babies . . . Show What Supreme Court’s Extremism Taught The Nation

By DEXTER DUGGAN A suburban Phoenix teenager allegedly throws her newborn baby out a window to conceal that she’d been pregnant. A New York teenager is arrested as an alleged shoplifter while carrying her newborn dead baby in a bag with her in Manhattan. An East St. Louis woman in her early 20s reportedly gives birth and throws the infant out an upstairs window. A dead infant is found on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Victorville, Calif. A baby is found newborn, abandoned, and dead in a Mecca, Calif., city park. A woman in her 30s is arrested, reportedly for voluntary manslaughter. These are a few tragic stories that made the news just in late September and…Continue Reading

Dark Days As We Wait In Joyful Hope

November 12, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Dark Days As We Wait In Joyful Hope

By REY FLORES It is a sobering day in the Old Dominion. Once again, good, decent Americans taste the bitterness of defeat as a political scoundrel takes over as governor of Virginia in a tight race. Apparently the Luciferian forces of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Obama’s rich friends, and the bully unions joined the corporatist establishment GOP losers to steal yet another election from We the People. That is not all. It has been an even tougher week for us embittered old gun-and-religion clingers. In my former state, rainbow confetti fill the air as the homosexuals celebrate Illinois getting one step closer to

Memo To Merkel: Tell Obama To Take A Hike

November 11, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on Memo To Merkel: Tell Obama To Take A Hike

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Chutzpah. I believe that’s the word for it. Just days after learning the Americans have been tapping her phones and taping her conversations, Angela Merkel has been publicly upbraided by the U.S. Treasury for being a bad global citizen. What did she do to deserve this? Merkel just won a third term as chancellor with a record vote and has an approval rating near 80 percent. But she is a bad global citizen because Germany is running the world’s largest trade surplus.

The Great Divide

November 10, 2013 Frontpage Comments Off on The Great Divide

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON Opposition to Obamacare is growing as a result of its onerous mandates that force individuals and institutions to violate their religious beliefs. The ministry of the Little Sisters of the Poor to the aged is threatened; Christian schools, such as Wheaton Collegeand Franciscan University, are being coerced to breach the religious principles they teach; for-profit companies, such as Hobby Lobby and Domino’s Farms, are being required to contravene their founding values or pay crippling fines. Seventy-three lawsuits have been filed in federal courts seeking relief from the requirement to provide employee health insurance that covers contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. These represent over 200 plaintiffs, including seven states, EWTN, Priests for Life, numerous Catholic dioceses, hospitals,…Continue Reading

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