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Unlike Trump . . . Illegal Immigrants Don’t Have To Watch Their Step

February 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Unlike Trump . . . Illegal Immigrants Don’t Have To Watch Their Step

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — As Mass concluded at a parish here in early February, the priest called attention to the importance of the Catholic Church’s nationwide Encuentro program for retaining Hispanic members. By the time that Hispanics or Latinos reach their second or third generation of living in the United States, “we’re losing them at an alarming rate,” the priest said. Although the Encuentro (Encounter) promotes itself as engaging this population, there’s worry expressed perhaps sotto voce that a considerable part of the demographic simply is being lost to the U.S. Church. One of the stated objectives of Encuentro is: “Invite all Catholic leaders to engage and accompany Hispanic Catholics who find themselves in the peripheries of the Church…Continue Reading

Supremacy And Mr. Putin

February 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Supremacy And Mr. Putin

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Is Donald Trump to be allowed to craft a foreign policy based on the ideas on which he ran and won the presidency in 2016? Our foreign policy elite’s answer appears to be a thunderous no. Case in point: U.S. relations with Russia. During the campaign Trump was clear. He would seek closer ties with Russia and cooperate with Vladimir Putin in smashing al-Qaeda and ISIS terrorists in Syria, and leave Putin’s ally Bashar Assad alone. With this diplomatic deal in mind, President Trump has resisted efforts to get him to call Putin a “thug” or a “murderer.” Asked during his taped Super Bowl interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly whether he respected Putin, Trump said…Continue Reading

We Need More Priests Like Fr. Peter West

February 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on We Need More Priests Like Fr. Peter West

By REY FLORES “…But since you are neither hot nor cold, but only lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth” — Rev. 3:16. On February 9, published a smear piece against Fr. Peter West written by Mark Mueller, who obviously has a liberal bias in his writing, judging by his body of work which is published on his Facebook page. Apparently it’s been a slow news week in New Jersey because Mueller had nothing better to do than stalk Fr. Peter West’s Facebook page, scrounging for any “incriminating” evidence that Fr. West is too…conservative. Gasp! Fr. West has been a longtime pro-life warrior who served as vice president of missions at Human Life International in Front Royal,…Continue Reading

No Intrinsic Right To Public Expression

February 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on No Intrinsic Right To Public Expression

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK K.D.A. writes to offer us a response he received when he showed a friend the January 5 edition of First Teachers. This was the column centering on whether Catholics with traditional views are being intellectually inconsistent, even hypocritical, when they criticize campus liberals who impose codes of political correctness, considering how we call for prohibitions against performances of LGBT films and The Vagina Monologues, as well as appearances by pro- abortion speakers at Catholic universities. Couldn’t it be charged that our side opposes censorship only when it is carried out by those who disagree with us, but are fine with it when it protects our values? In the January 5 column, a Catholic college professor wrote…Continue Reading

It Is An Old Story… Media Bias And The March For Life

February 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on It Is An Old Story… Media Bias And The March For Life

By JACK KENNY It was inspiring to watch wave after wave of marchers fill the screen on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on Friday, January 27, during live coverage of this year’s demonstration against the monstrous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in America. It was, at the same time, depressing to see how the other cable news channels, including the Fox News Channel so beloved of conservatives, studiously ignored the event. There were, of course, other things going on deemed more newsworthy. The prime minister of Great Britain was visiting the president of the United States. Gee, I guess that’s never happened before. There was President Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whoa! Gotta get on…Continue Reading

Pro-Life Cause Cheered At Arizona Meet… But Is Sen. McCain Hiding Behind The Curtain?

February 7, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Pro-Life Cause Cheered At Arizona Meet… But Is Sen. McCain Hiding Behind The Curtain?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — It seemed plain that the pro-life cause was welcome at the Arizona Republican Party’s gathering here to elect its state leadership for the next two years, but whether John McCain was influential in calling the shots over choosing officers was a subject for dispute. These days, pro-lifers are recognized as an essential element of the winning GOP coalition. However, some opinions differed on whether McCain has been marginalized in leadership politics or still played a strong role from behind the scenes in tailoring the top level of the Grand Canyon State’s GOP. McCain knows how unpopular his “mavericky” ways have been with party committeemen here — who officially censured him in recent years for being…Continue Reading

Playing The Race Card

February 6, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Playing The Race Card

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK There was a column on January 12 on meant to block Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. The column, by Dahlia Lithwick, was entitled “What Jeff Sessions Doesn’t Understand About Racism.” If you ask me, it revealed more about the wrongheaded thinking on the American left about the topic. I have no way of knowing if the wrongheadedness is a deliberate tactic contrived to defame conservatives, or confusion brought on by their political enthusiasm. Whichever, it is wrongheaded, fuzzy thinking, a cheap shot. Watch the sleight of hand Lithwick employs to make her case against Sessions. She concedes that “witnesses told stories of Sessions as a mentor, boss, colleague, and friend, someone who supported black…Continue Reading

Surviving Fake News And Propaganda

February 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Surviving Fake News And Propaganda

By REY FLORES The mainstream media, whether it be news or entertainment or the combination of both known as “infotainment,” have always had an influence on public opinion. Their job hasn’t been to report news but rather to be the vehicle which delivers a narrative or an agenda to the masses. From what some longtime conservative leaders have told me, it has pretty much always been that way. I recall learning about the “yellow press” in high school in a United States history class. The term “yellow press” was used to describe how newspapers created sensationalistic headlines, invented stories, exaggerated real stories, or spread scandalous rumors and gossip just to titillate the public and sell more newspapers. Apparently not much…Continue Reading

Neil Gorsuch Nomination . . . Donald Trump Keeps His Revolution Moving With High Court Pick

February 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Neil Gorsuch Nomination . . . Donald Trump Keeps His Revolution Moving With High Court Pick

By DEXTER DUGGAN Choosing Neil Gorsuch as his first Supreme Court nominee, President Donald Trump continues on track to have an administration more Reaganite than Ronald Reagan’s. Are we on the verge of not even having to compare what Trump is doing with what affable conservative Reagan had done, but of recording how many ways Trump is exceeding Reagan already? We needn’t turn to former actor Reagan’s studio scripts, but bold developer Trump’s skyscraper blueprints. Recall Reagan’s first Supreme Court selection, in 1981: the nationally unknown Arizonan Sandra O’Connor, only a relatively new state appeals court judge, immediately recognized by pro-life Arizonans as a pro-abortionist pal of Planned Parenthood. But the Reagan administration didn’t want to hear any critical words…Continue Reading

Trump’s Foreign-Terrorist Order Defends Religious Freedom

February 3, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Trump’s Foreign-Terrorist Order Defends Religious Freedom

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of Creators Syndicate distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + “This is a religious test pure and simple,” Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia said Monday, January 30. The senator, who as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee defended Hillary Clinton’s support for legalized partial-birth abortion, seemed to be taking a morally righteous stand against President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at protecting U.S. territory from entry by foreign terrorists. “Singling out these countries that are Muslim-majority countries and then saying an exception would be created for people coming from these countries if they are parts of religious minorities — President Trump specifically said Christians — this is…Continue Reading