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Ugandan Women In The Crosshairs

February 1, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Ugandan Women In The Crosshairs

By BRIAN CLOWES The battle between the Culture of Life and the Culture of Death in Africa is at its most intense in three nations: Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda. It is not an exaggeration to say that the rest of sub-Saharan Africa follows what these three countries decide on many issues, including those involving life and family. This means that a large number of population control groups are expending a lot of effort and money to ensure that these countries eventually embrace abortion and homosexuality. In Uganda, the leading organization actively involved in anti-life work at the local level is Marie Stopes International. MSI is backed up by the usual alphabet soup of population control groups, from AVERT to USAID,…Continue Reading

Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

January 31, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Dr. Pangloss, Free Trader

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “We’ve outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us.” So says University of California scientist Steve Davis. Smog from Chinese factories has already saturated cities like Beijing, where residents go about in surgical masks, and crossed the East China Sea to foul the air of Korea and Japan. Now China’s smog is coming to America’s West. Among the pollutants wafting their way over the Pacific, says the Guardian, is black carbon, which is “linked to cancer, emphysema, and heart and lung diseases,” and travels “huge distances on global winds known as ‘westerlies’.” Davis is one of a team of U.S. and Chinese researchers…Continue Reading

Frank Morriss, RIP… May His Memory Be Eternal

January 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Frank Morriss, RIP… May His Memory Be Eternal

By GEORGE A. KENDALL Following is the full obituary for Frank Morriss, well-known Wanderer journalist. +++ Frank Morriss, Catholic journalist, scholar, author, educator, and defender of the faith, well-known to Wanderer readers for weekly columns appearing over a 40-year period, died Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his home in Wheat Ridge, Colo., a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. Frank was born March 28, 1923, in Pasadena, Calif., the son of B.G. Morriss and Regina Spann Morriss, but spent most of his life in Denver. He married Mary Rita Moynihan on February 11, 1950.

The Pro-Life Generation

January 29, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on The Pro-Life Generation

By ANNA CONROY (Editor’s Note: Anna Conroy is a high school senior enrolled in Mother of Divine Grace School, an online distance education institution for home-schooled students. She lives in Minnesota with her parents and six younger siblings.) +    +    + On January 22, the forty-first anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I joined hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C. for the forty-first annual March for Life. I witnessed a peaceful yet powerful commitment to the pro-life movement. Walking to the pre-march rally from my hotel, I watched dozens of large groups surging towards the National Mall, already waving signs and excitedly chanting, “We love babies!” Even upon reaching the Supreme Court Building after hours of being in bitter cold, the…Continue Reading

The Mood Of A Nation

January 28, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on The Mood Of A Nation

By DONALD DeMARCO Robert H. Bork, in Slouching Towards Gomorrah, states that modern liberalism is “a mood rather than a philosophy.” As such, “it cannot be other than anti-intellectual.” By philosophy, he is referring to the ideals of truth, justice, goodness, and liberty that inspired the Founding Fathers of America as well as the great philosophers of history. A “mood” may be private or public. A private mood will have little effect on society if it is not supported by one that is more national. Victoria Woodhull is a good example of a political aspirant whose mood was virtually solitary. She was the first woman to run for president of the United States. Her platform was an amalgam of free…Continue Reading

Pedophilia: Why The Rise And Fall?

January 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Pedophilia: Why The Rise And Fall?

By JOHN F. KIPPLEY (Editor’s Note: John F. Kippley is the author of Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for Morality and other books and articles. With his wife Sheila, he is a coauthor of Natural Family Planning: The Complete Approach. The commentary below is reprinted with permission from his blog at johnkippley.com. All rights reserved.) +    +    + The recent (January 16) grilling of Vatican officials by United Nations officials about the sexual abuse of minors by priests plus its cover-up by dioceses does not seem to have revealed anything new. It seems to be primarily a way of trying to oust the Holy See from the UN and a victory for the habitual anti-Catholics. Left unexplored and…Continue Reading

Errors In Logic

January 26, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Errors In Logic

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Up until about the 1970s, many Catholic universities would require a course called “Logic.” These courses centered on the difference between valid and invalid arguments. Invalid arguments were those that were based on faulty lines of thinking, such as ad hominem proofs, circular reasoning, false premises, non sequiturs, post hoc, ergo propter hoc reasoning, and begging the question. We don’t hear much about these formal errors in logic these days. The modern thinking is that students can be shown that something is illogical without giving it a formal name. That may be true. In a column titled “Washington’s Three Most Irrational Arguments in 2013,” Timothy Carney in the Washington Examiner on December 28 offered his readers…Continue Reading

MCCL Rally . . . Moves Indoors, Vows To Move Ahead For Life

January 25, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on MCCL Rally . . . Moves Indoors, Vows To Move Ahead For Life

By PEGGY MOEN ST. PAUL — The Wanderer asked Leo LaLonde, president of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, if he ever wished Roe v. Wade had been handed down in June instead of in January. “It would have been convenient,” said LaLonde, “but more convenient if it had not been handed down at all.” MCCL’s leaders had decided on January 21 to move the January 22 memorial rally into the capitol rotunda because of predicted dangerous wind chills. The prediction proved accurate: Bundled-up pro-lifers struggled against a knifing wind to cross the icy capitol grounds and enter the rotunda. Cong. John Kline (R., Minn.), when he addressed the crowd, said he applauded MCCL’s leadership for the decision to move inside:…Continue Reading

Pro-Life Coffee To Wake Us Up

January 24, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Pro-Life Coffee To Wake Us Up

By REY FLORES WASHINGTON, D.C. — As I write this, we are once again gathered in our nation’s capital to protest the law of the land that allows for the legal killing of human life in the womb. While the March for Life rally and march are basically protests, the events also offer the opportunity to network and connect with pro-life Americans from all across the land and beyond. Just yesterday I met people from Holland, Puerto Rico, and Poland. While Monday’s temperature in Washington, D.C., reached close to 60F, the day of the March is closer to 12F with a wind chill of -5F. It was earlier estimated that 600,000 people would descend upon the nation’s political epicenter regardless…Continue Reading

Why They Marched, in Their Own Words

January 23, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Why They Marched, in Their Own Words

The Heritage Foundation. BY AMY PAYNE January 23, 2014 at 6:30 am Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life. They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother was raped: “I’m here today to make sure all life is protected like I was.” Read his powerful story here. Why did they march? Listen to these marchers tell it in their own words: Not everyone can make it to Washington for the March for Life, and not everyone feels strongly enough about the issue to march. But…Continue Reading