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An Apology (Of Sorts) To Liberal Catholics

March 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on An Apology (Of Sorts) To Liberal Catholics

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I have some friends and family members who supported Bill Clinton, even after the Monica Lewinsky scandal became public knowledge. I would imagine that many conservative Catholics are in the same boat, considering the longstanding links between urban Catholics and the trade unions and the Democrats’ image as the party of “the little guy.” I never “scolded” the people I knew for their vote, limiting my remarks to explanations for why I opposed Clinton. But I must admit that, in my private thoughts, I was disappointed in their willingness to vote for a man who had behaved so shamefully in sexual matters. I couldn’t believe it when I heard them repeat one version or another of…Continue Reading

Who’s In Charge Here?. . . How To Go Forward With GOP’s Golden Health-Care Opportunity?

March 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Who’s In Charge Here?. . . How To Go Forward With GOP’s Golden Health-Care Opportunity?

By DEXTER DUGGAN The Americans who definitely need a heap of health care today would be those Republican politicians covered with bumps, bruises, black eyes, and lacerations inflicted during their Capitol Hill battle among themselves over how to repeal Obamacare. President Trump’s political health also is seriously at stake. How did a successful multibillionaire business executive allow such enervating infighting on this signature issue to develop rapidly under his leadership? Almost as soon as the legislation was revealed publicly on March 6, it was criticized in important quarters within the president’s own party, and among conservative-activist groups, as woefully inadequate. Word already had circulated that big disappointments were on the way. On March 2, CBS News showed Sen. Rand Paul…Continue Reading

Dutch Show Anti-Islamic Fear

March 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Dutch Show Anti-Islamic Fear

By JOHN BURKE (Editor’s Note: John Burke is a British journalist who speaks Dutch, and visits the Netherlands frequently. + + + The slogan Allahu Akbar has been sprayed on the outside of the Catholic church in Ede whose priest serves five parishes in the central Netherlands. Both facts explain the surge short of success by the Party for Freedom (PVV) in the Dutch general election on May 15 which saw it gain five seats but still four short of the 24 it had in 2010. The party was founded only in 2006 to combat Muslim immigration and oppose the European Union, but the PVV’s attitude toward abortion, euthanasia, and homosexuality is confused. Its leader, Geert Wilders, is a baptized…Continue Reading

Is A Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

March 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Is A Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN To back up Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis’ warning last month, that the U.S. “remains steadfast in its commitment” to its allies, President Donald Trump is sending B-1 and B-52 bombers to Korea. Some 300,000 South Korean and 15,000 U.S. troops have begun their annual Foal Eagle joint war exercises that run through April. “The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming toward each other with neither side willing to give way,” says Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, “Are (they) really ready for a head-on collision?” So it would seem. It is Kim Jong Un, 33-year-old grandson of that Stalinist state’s founding father, who launched the first Korean War, who brought on this confrontation. In…Continue Reading

Kutztown University… Scrubs Chalked Pro-Life Messages From Sidewalks

March 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Kutztown University… Scrubs Chalked Pro-Life Messages From Sidewalks

KUTZTOWN, Pa. — Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter March 13 to the president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania after officials there scrubbed chalked pro-life messages from the campus’ sidewalks even though the school permits other groups to chalk. Members of the Students for Life chapter at the university wrote life-affirming messages onto various sidewalks and other uncovered walkways on campus as part of National Pro-Life Chalk Day, but later learned that university officials used a scrub brush to wash the messages away, saying they were “just following orders.” When students replaced the messages, officials scrubbed some of them away again. “University officials can’t chalk up their censorship to ‘following orders’ to enforce an unconstitutional campus policy,” said ADF Legal…Continue Reading

A Designated Space For Black Students

March 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A Designated Space For Black Students

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I had never heard of the website The College Fix (www.thecollegefix.com) until recently, when an article that appeared there was brought to my attention. It was entitled “University of Michigan students demand no whites allowed space to plot social justice activism.” From what I can tell The College Fix is worth some of your time. It publishes articles from college students who want to make the country aware of the intolerance being practiced by politically correct administrators, professors, and student groups at colleges around the country, bringing to our attention incidents that the national media are likely to ignore. We must keep in mind, of course, that they are not written by trained reporters, nor fact-checked…Continue Reading

Will They Ever Be Satisfied?

March 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Will They Ever Be Satisfied?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I would wager that readers of this publication have heard — or made — comments like this for many years now: “Can you believe this?” “There’s got to be an end to this madness somewhere.” “Twenty years ago people would have thought you were insane if you said the country would be considering something as ridiculous as this.” “Will they ever be satisfied?” The comments are directed, as you probably have guessed, at the seemingly endless demands by the secular left to transform the borders of what should be acceptable regarding sexual behavior. The pattern is now routine: as soon as we surrender to one demand for greater permissiveness, we get another demand for something more…Continue Reading

Save St. Adalbert’s In Chicago

March 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Save St. Adalbert’s In Chicago

By REY FLORES Like a symphony so glorious, an old Catholic church stands as an almost living and breathing witness to the beauty and majesty of God Himself. I could say that the old churches I grew up around in Chicago were my little taste of Heaven, but it was actually a great big serving of sacred art, sacred music, and just pure, unadulterated sacredness all around. An old traditional Catholic church in America will not only have all of the blood, pain, and sacrifice of our Lord in full display, but the blood, sweat, tears, pain, and sacrifices of the Catholic immigrants who gave all to build these beautiful churches. These churches and their pastors were the epicenter of…Continue Reading

Bordering On Resistance . . . Trump Needs More Preparation For Successful Fight With Opposition

March 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bordering On Resistance . . . Trump Needs More Preparation For Successful Fight With Opposition
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By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The entrenched oppositional forces that President Trump faces are determined to end the threat he poses to their control, no matter what manipulation they think they have to use against his America-first election-winning agenda. Illegal immigration is an important example. An oppositional view is that all of North America should be one unit for free movement of labor, goods and capital, and borders are bigoted barriers. From coast to coast, the open-borders forces throw up their own blockades against free movement of the Trump administration’s programs. And if a way could be found to outlaw coastlines defined by oceans, they’d probably declare beaches and coasts to be hateful, too. From a Democrat Party Arizona sheriff…Continue Reading

Intelligence Scandal Roils Washington

March 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Intelligence Scandal Roils Washington

By CHRISTOPHER MANION A specter is haunting Washington. A full-scale war is raging between pro- and anti-Trump civil servants who are providing highly classified information to various media covering the Trump administration and its critics. The situation is rapidly escalating to the point where it could result in criminal charges, as well as a profound loss of public confidence in the federal bureaucracy. President Trump, who included bureaucrats as part of the “Washington Establishment” he ran against, has already threatened government agencies with severe “reductions in force.” The leak scandal is likely to exacerbate the mutual hostility. A prominent concern voiced by Republican operatives during the 2016 presidential campaign addressed the Clintons’ past breaches of security. In 1994, for instance,…Continue Reading