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Parents Fight Database Pornography In Schools

November 5, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Parents Fight Database Pornography In Schools

By MIKE MANNO A fight over pornography in school databases has broken out in a Colorado courtroom. In one corner is a database supplier, EBSCO Industries, Inc., along with its sales broker, the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC); in the other corner is a group of parents, grandparents, and concerned citizens who have banded together under the title Pornography Is Not Education. The parents’ group, represented by the Thomas More Society’s senior counsel Matthew Heffron, is claiming that EBSCO’S databases, which are sold to schools in the state through a brokerage agreement with the Library Consortium, contain links to pornographic sites. Here’s the background to the story: EBSCO is a multifaceted enterprise which, among other ventures, is involved in information services,…Continue Reading

While Waiting For Other Samsons . . . President Trump Does The Heavy Lifting For Republicans

November 4, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on While Waiting For Other Samsons . . . President Trump Does The Heavy Lifting For Republicans

By DEXTER DUGGAN Despite his opponents’ plans to make him a pariah to the public, President Trump plunged into a populace eager to receive his presence in a steady schedule of additional campaign appearances during the final week before the midterm elections on November 6. People thronged by the tens of thousands to attend his talks around the nation in order to affirm their support for this president and his well-known conservative agenda, not because they expected to hear surprise revelations by the president at each whistle stop. Still, Trump showed he could bring forth yet another crowd-pleaser when he called attention to the misapplication of the Fourteenth Amendment’s grant of birthright citizenship, which he rejected. The amendment’s misuse has…Continue Reading

The Question Mark Becomes An Exclamation Point

November 3, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Question Mark Becomes An Exclamation Point

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For the past five years, Catholics have tiptoed around the question: What in Heaven’s name is our Supreme Pontiff doing? Early on, he told us to “make a mess” (“¡Hagan lìo!”), but he didn’t tell us how to clean it up. Instead, “Who am I to judge?” became his mantra — even as his radical agenda became very judgmental indeed. In short order, the newly elected Pope Francis made a public spectacle of joining internationalist secular elites advocating a malevolent left-wing political and cultural agenda. Global warming, mass immigration, anti-Americanism, and anti-capitalism emerged as constant themes. He became the darling of the international media, a status which he appeared to enjoy despite their profound hatred of everything…Continue Reading

The Long Magisterial Parliament Ends; Will Division Follow?

November 2, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Long Magisterial Parliament Ends; Will Division Follow?

By SHAUN KENNEY If there is anything more boring in this world, it is a bunch of 40 year old men telling 60 year old men what 20 year old men want to hear — then cranking out a document that no one will read much less be inspired by. Such is the magisterial parliament known as the Youth Synod, my friends. Which is really an Old Synod designed to bore young people. The final report of the synod has yet to be published much less debated, but by the time this reaches your hands, the final document will be produced in substance. At the moment, several riders and amendments known as modi are being submitted, and the long-derided Instrumentum…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke . . . Tells Faithful To Hold Fast To Christ’s Will

November 1, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Cardinal Burke . . . Tells Faithful To Hold Fast To Christ’s Will

By PEGGY MOEN ROME – “There is a danger, there’s a real danger” of a schism in the Catholic Church, said Raymond Cardinal Burke, when interviewed here October 22, during the final week of the Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment. He encourages Catholics to “remain faithful to what is Christ’s will” – even when the Pope seems to be doing something else. “I understand how much the faithful are suffering,” said His Eminence. “But schism can never be right.” “I think that the laity have to communicate with their priests and their bishops [about] their profound concerns.” Underlying this threat of schism is a real feeling on the part of many Catholics that they are living…Continue Reading

Covering Up Kermit Gosnell’s Sordid Undertaking Just A Part Of Enabling Permissive Abortion

October 31, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Covering Up Kermit Gosnell’s Sordid Undertaking Just A Part Of Enabling Permissive Abortion

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Although it may seem hard to believe that an abortionist like Philadelphia’s Kermit Gosnell was free to wreak medical havoc for decades, a Phoenix physician told The Wanderer that Gosnell’s impunity had a certain perverse logic to it, as illustrated in the recently released “house of horrors” movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. It shows officialdom scared of challenging an abortionist and brushing aside complaints from people he victimized. Speaking generally, James Asher, D.O., said by e-mail, “If there are complaints, then the medical board gets involved along with whomever else might have an interest. I would guess medical boards are quite fearful of media coverage if they get involved with an…Continue Reading

The Gosnell Divide

October 30, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Gosnell Divide

By MIKE MANNO My neighborhood movie theater has half-price Tuesdays, see any movie for $5.25. I’m not a big movie buff, but when I see something I think I’d like, I take a chance on the early Tuesday morning showing. Unfortunately, popcorn (the killer kind, with lots of butter) and a soda still cost eleven bucks, but what the heck? It gets me out of the house for a couple of hours even if I don’t like the movie. This past week I saw Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. It was moving and tearful, and if you can only see one movie for the rest of your life, this is the one to see. It is about…Continue Reading

Defiant Marchers To U.S. . . . Reminder Of Difference Between Helping Hand And Hand Bitten Off

October 29, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Defiant Marchers To U.S. . . . Reminder Of Difference Between Helping Hand And Hand Bitten Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX – Border smugglers have been known to light fires along the international line in order to divert attention from their activities elsewhere in the arid Southwest expanse. But the conflagration capturing attention as the U.S. midterm elections approached was the flashpoint posed by one or more surprising groups of thousands of marchers headed northward to breach U.S. sovereignty in sheer defiance. Some of them supposedly were fleeing the wretchedness of Honduras, but proudly carried the Honduran flag. For the purpose of planting it on U.S. soil? There was more to this assembly than a coincidental coming-together to head north. Who was provisioning it, fueling it, underpinning it? Speculation can rush in to fill the void of…Continue Reading

Clichés Of The Francis Era Dominate A Press Briefing

October 28, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Clichés Of The Francis Era Dominate A Press Briefing

By PEGGY MOEN ROME — Following the Thursday, October 25 Youth Synod press briefing, I spoke with Robert Royal, editor in chief of The Catholic Thing, and said that I could as well have skipped this one. It was void of any substance. They didn’t get what they wanted, he said, a pro-gay document, and that also it just wasn’t going to happen. He agreed with me that the African bishops were likely responsible for this turn in synod events. The October 25 briefing presentations were all process and no content, I said. But, said Royal: “They would like the process to become content.” Here are some examples of what was said in this press briefing. It took place two…Continue Reading

How Can Europe Survive?

October 27, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on How Can Europe Survive?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Leaders of the European Union seem to have only one plan for Europe’s future: tell the rest of the world to stop having babies. French President Emmanuel Macron doesn’t mince words as he spitefully attacks African mothers. London’s Guardian reports: “ ‘One of the critical issues of African demography is that this is not chosen fertility,’ said Macron, speaking at the Gates Foundation’s “Goalkeepers” event on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.” (Translation: African women are not sufficiently “pro-choice.”) The Guardian report continues: “I always say: ‘Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight, or nine children. Please present me with the young girl who decided to leave…Continue Reading