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But Could More Details Be Useful? . . . Pope Calls For Development In Immigrants’ Home Countries

August 2, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on But Could More Details Be Useful? . . . Pope Calls For Development In Immigrants’ Home Countries

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Being Pope is sort of like being the attentive guardian of more than one billion family members in faith. Which is part of a Pope’s job description. When making observations broadly enough to apply to all the family, the Pope probably can’t get into details about this tribe or that nation or some historical grouping. However, when it’s appropriate for him to focus a statement more narrowly, the details should be tailored to take into account the circumstances. Is it wrong for the government to deprive a family of their father working to support it? Broadly, of course. Is it wrong for the government to imprison a family’s father who was properly convicted of murdering five…Continue Reading

When The Priesthood Is Compromised, So Is The Truth

August 1, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on When The Priesthood Is Compromised, So Is The Truth

By FR. JEROME C. ROMANOWSKI (Editor’s Note: Fr. Romanowski is a priest of the Diocese of Camden, N.J. He wrote the following essay to celebrate his 50 years in the priesthood.) +    +    + We offer thanks to God for calling us to the priesthood. We remember our Lord, whose priesthood we live in and are therefore able to bring the saving waters of salvation to the world. We cannot forget the Blessed Mother of Priests and all of the priests who have helped us to attain this exalted state in the Church. Also, our parents and brothers and sisters for their prayers and support. We thank the saintly Successors of St. Peter who have ruled the Church during these…Continue Reading

Teaching The Political Spectrum

July 31, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Teaching The Political Spectrum

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It varies from state to state and from school to school, but it is usually somewhere around ninth or tenth grade that students are introduced to the concept of the “political spectrum”: the difference between left-wing and right-wing, between conservative and liberal, radical and reactionary. It is a necessary lesson: Students need to have a basic understanding of what these terms mean when they listen to politicians and pundits on the nightly news use them to discuss the issues of the day. But it is a lesson that can confuse students. Parents and teachers need to be prepared to help them work their way through the maze. For most high school students, a basic explanation of…Continue Reading

The Church Teaches Forum . . . Confronts Contraception And The Culture Of Death

July 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on The Church Teaches Forum . . . Confronts Contraception And The Culture Of Death

By JAMES LIKOUDIS LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Leading members of the hierarchy gave a remarkable witness to the Church’s teaching on marriage and family with outstanding addresses at the annual Church Teaches Forum, held here on July 18-19.Archbishop Salvatore Cordil­eone of San Francisco, chair of the Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Mar­riage, spoke at the opening ban­quet on “Marriage: Unique for a Reason” and explained the efforts of the U.S. bishops to deal with the devilish attacks on marriage and family life, now affecting all three branches of government and at all levels. The “Evil One” has undermined in the social consciousness of peo­ple conviction about the three goods of marriage, he explained: perma­nence of the marriage bond; fidelity;…Continue Reading

Mexican-American Says . . . Obama Uses Hamas-Style Manipulation Of Minors

July 29, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Mexican-American Says . . . Obama Uses Hamas-Style Manipulation Of Minors

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The surge in illegal-immigrant minors entering the United States shows an “unprecedented strategy” by Barack Obama that’s “almost like Hamas, using children as bait, as shields for political attacks,” a Mexican-American businessman told The Wanderer after making a trip south of the border. The Latino minors sometimes are described in news media as facing serious dangers and even death on their way to the United States. Reymundo Torres, who’s also president of the Arizona Latino Republican Association, drew the comparison with the Mideast terrorist organization during an interview just after he returned from a two-night business trip to Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, the Mexican state just south of Arizona. Torres said that neither he…Continue Reading

Teilhard De Chardin: Dangerous Or Orthodox?

July 28, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Teilhard De Chardin: Dangerous Or Orthodox?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK You can see why Catholics in the United States might be confused about where the Church stands on the theories of the French Jesuit Teilhard de Chardin. Recently, as reported by David Gibson in Religion News Service, “Gerhard [Cardinal] Mueller, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith,” warned the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the group representing more than 40,000 American sisters, that “the principles of ‘conscious evolution’ — that mankind is transforming thorough the integration of science, spirituality, and technology — are opposed to Christian revelation and lead to fundamental errors.” According to Gibson, Mueller warned that “if the nuns persist in pursuing such dangerous ideas, Rome could cut them loose.”

A Great Defender Of Children?

July 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on A Great Defender Of Children?

By REY FLORES Once again, one of our most famous, supposedly Catholic politicians, Nancy Pelosi perplexes us and makes us wonder just how truly off-base one person can get. After having been one of the most ardent supporters of Planned Parenthood and abortion in general, Pelosi now tries to come off as the great defender of children, going so far as to compare the thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children crossing our borders to baby Jesus. Just earlier this year she accepted the annual Margaret Sanger Award from none other than the number-one abortion provider in the world, Planned Parenthood. She now says that she wants us all to conform to the U.S. bishops’ request to treat the incoming illegal…Continue Reading

“So Sue Me”. . . Obama Is Not A Man For Church Bureaucrats Or Illegal Immigrants To Trust

July 26, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on “So Sue Me”. . . Obama Is Not A Man For Church Bureaucrats Or Illegal Immigrants To Trust
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By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — During His earthly mission, Jesus knew who His enemies were in the establishment but He still would have welcomed them into Heaven if they changed their ways. However, He didn’t pretend that the cloak of His love made their plotting and hypocrisy vanish. He freely handed out strong insults to His enemies — dead men’s bones, a dirty fox. And Jesus didn’t say it’d be really good to get together with them on common ground to bankroll camel caravans for unauthorized immigrants to reach the oasis of their dreams. He sought out sinners to convert, not the proud in their self-congratulation. Flash forward to the 21st century. Some U.S. Catholic Church bureaucrats know Barack Obama…Continue Reading

Are Pro-Lifers Allowed To Be Conscientious?

July 25, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Are Pro-Lifers Allowed To Be Conscientious?
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By DONALD DeMARCO An interesting case has developed in Poland surrounding a doctor who refused to abort a deformed baby who had been conceived in vitro at a fertility clinic. Professor Bogdan Chazan, director of the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw, and one of the country’s leading medical doctors, invoked Poland’s conscience clause to justify the legality of refusing to perform the abortion. Nonetheless, Dr. Chazan was accused of using the conscience clause improperly since he also refused to arrange for an abortion with another physician. For this refusal, his hospital was fined approximately $23,000, money that would have gone to provide additional care for hospital patients.

New York City’s Elite Schools Under Fire

July 24, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on New York City’s Elite Schools Under Fire

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It probably was inevitable that the left would turn against New York City’s elite public schools: Bronx High School of Science, Brooklyn Latin School, Stuyvesant High School, and Brooklyn Tech. It is the devolution we have seen in schools all across the country, from the days when the civil rights establishment insisted its goal was Martin Luther King’s goal of having everyone “judged by the content of his character and not the color of his skin,” to the rise of racial quotas and affirmative action programs. New York City’s elite schools would appear to be everything Martin Luther King wanted: a strict meritocracy. Admission is colorblind, based solely on a student’s score on the SHSAT (the…Continue Reading