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Creation, The CCC, Evolution, And Angels

July 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Creation, The CCC, Evolution, And Angels

By PHILIP TROWER My purpose in writing this article is twofold: in the first place, to look at what the new Catechism has to say on its subject, and secondly to see whether it is possible to throw any light on why there has been suffering and disorder in nature not only since the fall of Adam and Eve, as was once thought, but seemingly since the creation of the first living beings. As St. Paul puts it in his Epistle to the Romans: “We know that the whole creation has been groaning in travail until now; and not only the creation but we ourselves.” As for the reason he only makes the mysterious statement: “for the creation was subjected…Continue Reading

At Decision Of Pope Francis… Alan And Paula Sears Receive Highest Honor For Lay People

July 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on At Decision Of Pope Francis… Alan And Paula Sears Receive Highest Honor For Lay People

By DEXTER DUGGAN SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An international leader for faith, family and freedom who lives in this area wondered why the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix wanted to have a meeting at the chancery. As co-founder of one of the world’s leading legal organizations defending traditional values, the Alliance Defending Freedom (adflegal.org), Alan Sears had encountered many powerful figures, both friends and opponents. But, Sears said on June 29, he didn’t know why Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted called him and his wife, Paula, down to the diocesan headquarters. Speaking with The Wanderer on the campus of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in north Scottsdale, about five miles northwest of ADF’s own headquarters, Sears said he asked himself, “Were…Continue Reading

Confederate Monuments: Can We Talk?

July 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Confederate Monuments: Can We Talk?

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It seems as if not a week goes by that we don’t hear of another Confederate monument being torn down. In New Orleans, they removed the monument to Robert E. Lee, in Memphis the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest. There is a call in Richmond to remove every statue on Monument Avenue: those commemorating Jefferson Davis, Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart. The Confederate flag has been taken down in one state capital after another in the South. We also saw Yale University recently renaming its Calhoun College because the building was named in honor of Yale alumnus John C. Calhoun, a noted defender of slavery; also Georgetown University renaming two buildings on campus that were…Continue Reading

Kidnapping Of Charlie . . . Two Powerful Men Shine Light On Government Crimes Against Family Role

July 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Kidnapping Of Charlie . . . Two Powerful Men Shine Light On Government Crimes Against Family Role

By DEXTER DUGGAN The pro-life maxim that every life counts was proved dramatically when a critically ill English baby, little-known Charlie Gard, suddenly became international news after two very well-known figures, Pope Francis and President Trump, expressed their support just before the Fourth of July Independence holiday. It was the case that could have been known as “The Kidnapping of Baby Charlie.” The kidnappers didn’t wear bandits’ masks but surgical ones; they didn’t carry skeleton keys to pick locks but bolts and rivets to keep doors closed tight, preventing departure. Charlie was not to escape from their avaricious grasp, despite his parents’ desperate pleas to have him with them. He needed treatment, but the longer the kidnappers could delay care,…Continue Reading

New Cardinal Attacks Catholics Who Support Trump

July 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on New Cardinal Attacks Catholics Who Support Trump

By CHRISTOPHER MANION When USCCB’s “Convocation Of Catholic Leaders” adjourned on July 4, some observers cheered that the event was happily nonpolitical. Well, that didn’t last long. Just hours after the conference adjourned in Orlando, America’s newest cardinal used the occasion to insult tens of millions of Americans with whom he disagrees politically. Conference attendees were sent forth “to convey ‘the joy of the Gospel’ to the peripheries,” but Archbishop Joseph Tobin of Newark, N.J., made it perfectly clear that Trump supporters need not apply. In an interview with La Croix, a widely read French Catholic newspaper, Cardinal Tobin commemorated Independence Day by condemning what he called “an exaggerated patriotism in the United States,” resonating the tone of Barack Obama’s…Continue Reading

Is America Still A Nation?

July 7, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Is America Still A Nation?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people. . . .” And who were these “people”? In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people…descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs. . . .” If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and one people? We no longer have the same ancestors. They are of…Continue Reading

A New Model For High School Transcripts

July 6, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A New Model For High School Transcripts

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK When I read the first few paragraphs of Gabriel Rossman’s June 7 article in the online edition of National Review, I was nodding in agreement with him. But I changed my mind, just slightly, after reading a bit further. See what you think. Rossman, as associate professor at UCLA, describes a plan by some of the country’s most prestigious prep schools to stop reporting “concrete grades” to college admissions offices, substituting a “new model for transcripts and portfolios.” He calls the new model one that offers “vague bromides about their students.” The plan was described recently in the trade publication Inside Higher Ed. Rossman sees the plan as “one more step in a trend going back…Continue Reading

CMAA Comes To St. Paul . . . Sacred Music And Liturgy Are Alive And Well

July 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on CMAA Comes To St. Paul . . . Sacred Music And Liturgy Are Alive And Well

By PEGGY MOEN ST. PAUL — Two hundred and fifty believers in solidly Catholic music and liturgy congregated here from June 19 to 24, learning and worshiping at the 27th Colloquium of the Church Music Association of America (CMAA). Students and faculty arrived here from across the United States, from France, the British Isles, the Netherlands, and Australia, and, most notably, several clergy from Nigeria came. The colloquium’s liturgies and a concert took place at four of St. Paul’s most beautiful churches — with the liturgies at St. Agnes, St. Mark’s, and the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of St. Thomas, and the organ concert by Samuel Backman at the Cathedral of St. Paul. UST was the…Continue Reading

Do We Really Have Religious Freedom?

July 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Do We Really Have Religious Freedom?

By REY FLORES At 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, in Little Rock, Ark., 32-year-old Michael Tate Reed drove his car straight into a newly installed monument of the Ten Commandments, knocking down the 6,000-lb. slab of granite less than 24 hours after it had been installed on state capitol grounds. Like many other mentally challenged attention seekers today, Tate broadcast his stunt live on Facebook. On the video, you can see that it was still dark outside, you can hear his car radio playing, then he proceeds to say, “Oh my goodness,” then he yells “Freedom!” as he rams into the monument before the video cuts off. This is symbolic of how Godless liberals are acting out against anything…Continue Reading

Arpaio Trial Another Example . . . Why Can’t GOP Pull Away Curtains Of Confusion On Health Care?

July 3, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Arpaio Trial Another Example . . . Why Can’t GOP Pull Away Curtains Of Confusion On Health Care?

By DEXTER DUGGAN Wondering why Republican majorities in Congress haven’t kept the repeal promise the GOP made for seven years against Obamacare, even though a Republican is in the White House to sign it now? Donald Trump may have ridden to presidential victory with vows to “drain the swamp.” But Congress has its dinosaur ways of getting places. If reptilian captains long in the tooth are commanding flat-bottomed airboats through the cypress and mangrove tangles, they won’t take Trump swiftly to the dock, or health-care doc, he wants. The mere act of putting on work gloves doesn’t mean the work has been accomplished. Think back just two years. Horrifying new videos from the California-based Center for Medical Progress in 2015…Continue Reading