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Mexico Declares Open War On The United States

July 7, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Mexico Declares Open War On The United States

By CHRISTOPHER MANION This week’s election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador as president of Mexico formalizes the state of war that Mexico has waged on the United States for decades. Donald Trump is the first president to recognize this state of war, however inchoately. López Obrador, known universally by his initials, AMLO, has finally won the presidential campaign he’s been running most of his adult life. He intends to put Trump’s mettle to the test. Mexico’s elite Corruptos hate the United States, even though their opulent prosperity depends on us. Every level of Mexican government, business, law, and daily life is rife with cartels and corruption, and the poor suffer the most, always paying, never paid. These habits required for…Continue Reading

Justice Kennedy V. Cicero, Jefferson, Hamilton, And MLK

July 6, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Justice Kennedy V. Cicero, Jefferson, Hamilton, And MLK

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY History will remember Justice Anthony Kennedy for advancing an illogical argument to deny a God-given right. That places him on the opposite side of a fundamental question from the great Roman senator Cicero — as well as from Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1825, an 82-year-old Jefferson wrote a letter putting the Declaration of Independence in context. He wanted people to know: There was nothing unique or new about the philosophy it embraced. “Neither aiming at originality of principle or sentiment, nor yet copied from any particular and previous writing, it was intended to be an expression of the American mind,” Jefferson said. “All its authority rests then on the…Continue Reading

After Fr. Martin Talk… Californian Pleased That Courage Will Have Its Turn

July 5, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on After Fr. Martin Talk… Californian Pleased That Courage Will Have Its Turn

By DEXTER DUGGAN An official with the San Diego Catholic Diocese told a local orthodox Catholic activist, Allyson Smith, that in July a representative of Courage will lead a national conference call. Courage is a national orthodox Catholic ministry that encourages a chaste life for those with same-sex attraction. Smith had contacted the southern California diocese to express her concern after controversial Fr. James Martin, SJ, was announced as the speaker on a June 21 national call which the diocese promoted that was titled “Building a Bridge: Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity in Ministry With LGBT Catholics.” Martin is regarded as taking a different view than Courage’s. Smith, a traditional-values advocate in suburban El Cajon, contacted Laura Martin-Spencer, director of the…Continue Reading

Of Heterodoxy And Homodoxy

July 4, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Of Heterodoxy And Homodoxy

By SHAUN KENNEY Orthodoxy is typically defined as correct belief, ortho and doxeia both from the Greek meaning quite literally “right opinion” or “right belief.” This definition of orthodoxy as belief tends to rattle some of our more strident youth who feel as if belief or opinion is less strident a term than orthodoxy implies, yet it is a good choice of words. When we say the Nicene Creed, for instance, we are exclaiming not what we believe, but rather that I believe — credo — a far different thing than “I know” or “I guess.” The key behind an orthodox opinion is that there is some sort of extrinsic authority that validates its correctness. If your beliefs coincide with…Continue Reading

The Return Of Humpty-Dumpty

July 3, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Return Of Humpty-Dumpty

By JOHN YOUNG Some people claim that a thing may be true for them but not for me: Their truth may not be my truth. Further, marriage can be anything people want it to be. Going further, they claim there are no sexual norms applicable in all cases. Going further still, they maintain that the notion of male and female must be abandoned in favor of fluid sexuality. A Rip Van Winkle who woke up today might assume that, while clearly insane, these people were also extremely democratic, in that they allowed all opinions to be held. We know, of course, that the opposite is true: If all opinions are assumed to be equal, some are seen to be much…Continue Reading

Pro-Lifers Throw Wrench In “Heartbeat Law” Defense… Iowa Legislature Overturns “Wrongful Birth” Ruling

July 2, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Pro-Lifers Throw Wrench In “Heartbeat Law” Defense… Iowa Legislature Overturns “Wrongful Birth” Ruling

By MIKE MANNO About a year ago (June 15, 2017 edition), I reported on the Iowa Supreme Court ruling that recognized wrongful birth as a legal cause of action in the state. The genesis of the ruling was a claim by the parents of a disabled child against a hospital and certain physicians for not timely disclosing a fetal abnormality that would have allowed the mother to abort the child. Initially the parents’ lawsuit was dismissed by the trial court because the action was for a claim — wrongful birth — that had not been recognized. On appeal the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that “wrongful birth fits within common law tort principles of governing medical negligence claims, and no public…Continue Reading

San Diego Bishop McElroy… Brings Message Of A New Day Under Pope Francis To National Priests’ Conference

July 1, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on San Diego Bishop McElroy… Brings Message Of A New Day Under Pope Francis To National Priests’ Conference

By DEXTER DUGGAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Pope Francis has launched a wonderful pastoral moment that is “unfolding with a new depth” in the life of the Church, San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy told members of a progressive priests’ organization here that was founded in 2011. “The emergence of this pastoral theology” in the last five years is like the spirit of change in the years leading up to Vatican II, McElroy told more than 200 people, mainly priests, attending the seventh annual national conference of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) meeting from June 25-28 (uscatholicpriests.org) here in New Mexico. The gathering’s theme was “The Church in a Post-Modern World: Spirituality and Ministry in a Secular Age.” McElroy recurred…Continue Reading

Paul Likoudis, Vindicated

June 30, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Paul Likoudis, Vindicated

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For years, Paul Likoudis, our late and beloved colleague at The Wanderer, chronicled the role of homosexuality in the crimes committed by clerics. Long before The Boston Globe published its “exposé” in early 2002, Paul reported on one instance after another of abuse and cover-up in chanceries nationwide. For his yeoman efforts, he was ridiculed, hectored, threatened, bullied, and, above all, studiously ignored whenever possible by one guilty bishop after another. When The Globe’s series appeared in January 2002, the bishops could no longer persist in their obstinate denial. But they immediately insisted that they had the problem under control. “It’s over,” Auxiliary Bishop (now Vatican Cardinal) Kevin Farrell told the Knights of Malta in February 2002.…Continue Reading

A Fascist Right — Or A Hysterical Left?

June 29, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Fascist Right — Or A Hysterical Left?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN If Trump’s supporters are truly “a basket of deplorables . . . racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” and “irredeemable,” as Hillary Clinton described them to an LGBT crowd, is not shunning and shaming the proper way to deal with them? So a growing slice of the American left has come to believe. Friday, gay waiters at the Red Hen in Lexington, Va., appalled that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was being served, had the chef call the owner. All decided to ask Sanders’ party to leave. When news reached the left coast, Cong. Maxine Waters was ecstatic, yelling to a crowd, “God is on our side!” Maxine’s raving went on: “And so, let’s stay…Continue Reading

If Violence Is The End of Politics, Our End Arrived With Roe

June 28, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on If Violence Is The End of Politics, Our End Arrived With Roe

By SHAUN KENNEY Over dinner this week, the conversation drifts towards when politics in this country took a wrong turn. One can point back to any series of moments. September 11, 2001 and the war against terrorism, where neoconservative sentiment found a new home for empire despite the warnings of men such as Patrick J. Buchanan. Or perhaps it was the date of the invasion of Iraq in 2003? Or the failed occupation effort? Or the election of Barack Obama? Of course, liberals in this country would love to point to counter examples. Bush 41’s “Willie Horton Ad” as the advent of identity politics, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, or the so-called Southern Strategy implemented by President Nixon…Continue Reading