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Online California Catholic Publisher . . . Tells About Beefing Up Coverage

January 6, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Online California Catholic Publisher . . . Tells About Beefing Up Coverage

By DEXTER DUGGAN SAN DIEGO — Black-and-white newspapers brought current events to Victorian mansions housing well-to-do readers more than a century ago here in the Golden Hill neighborhood rising above downtown San Diego. Sharp color photos of breaking news events weren’t possible in papers back then, printed with hot-metal methods. Popular commercial radio was in the future, and the possibility of the global Internet unthinkable. But decade succeeded decade, technology changed, newspaper pages were designed on electronic monitors, and this San Diego neighborhood no longer was so upscale. From an office building in Golden Hill, above the first-floor Flying Panther tattoo shop and Ballet Basics studio, successful local publisher and pro-life activist Jim Holman looks out on a changed media…Continue Reading

Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

January 5, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Will War Cancel Trump’s Triumphs?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Asked what he did during the French Revolution, Abbé Sieyes replied, “I survived.” Donald Trump can make the same boast. No other political figure has so dominated our discourse. And none, not Joe McCarthy in his heyday in the early 1950s, nor Richard Nixon in Watergate, received such intensive and intemperate coverage and commentary as has our 45th president. Whatever one may think of Trump, he is a leader and a fighter, not a quitter. How many politicians could have sustained the beatings Trump has taken, and remained as cocky and confident? And looking back on what may fairly be called The Year of Trump, his achievements have surprised even some of his enemies. With the…Continue Reading

GOP President And Congress Still Funding Planned Parenthood

January 4, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on GOP President And Congress Still Funding Planned Parenthood

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Two months before his upset victory over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made an unambiguous commitment that helped rally pro-life Americans to his cause. He promised to defund Planned Parenthood. Now, almost a year into his presidency — during which time the Republican Party has controlled both houses of Congress — he has not delivered on that promise.  “I am committed to: Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women,” Trump wrote in a September 2016 letter to pro-life leaders. Planned Parenthood has now released its 2016-2017 annual report. It says its affiliates

Schools And Universities Remain The Best Refuge

January 3, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Schools And Universities Remain The Best Refuge

By SHAUN KENNEY One of my complaints about the so-called Benedict Option is that it isn’t much of an option at all. Lived to its fullest extent, the Catholic Church is the Benedict Option — what one might charitably call a more communitarian lifestyle versus what others would perhaps rightly call a ghettoized Christianity. For myself, I have no stomach for retreat. Nor did the presupposed genesis of the Benedict Option idea — Alasdair MacIntyre. That the concept of the Benedict Option is lifted from the very last sentence of MacIntyre’s After Virtue doesn’t seem to bother its proponents. That MacIntyre himself rejects the entire project ought to. What is MacIntyre’s grand solution to resist what he terms as a…Continue Reading

More On Teaching Genesis, Chapters 1-3

January 2, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on More On Teaching Genesis, Chapters 1-3

By ARTHUR HIPPLER (Editor’s Note: Arthur Hippler is chairman of the religion department and teaches religion in the Upper School at Providence Academy, Plymouth, Minn. See the November 23 issue of The Wanderer for more by Dr. Hippler on this topic.) + + + Every Catholic schoolchild knows that the “six days” in Genesis are not six “twenty-four hour” days. But if you ask them how they know this, their reason is from outside Scripture, outside the text. They “know” from science the vast age of the Earth and indeed the universe, and hence the “twenty-four hour” day becomes unbelievable. While it is true that one should interpret the days as figurative, students should be lead to see the reasons…Continue Reading

Can Traditional Christians Serve As Judges? Political Correctness Suggests Not

January 1, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Can Traditional Christians Serve As Judges? Political Correctness Suggests Not

By MIKE MANNO If you thought the era of Trump had ushered out “political correctness” in the judiciary, sadly, you’re wrong. The latest example involve Kentucky family law Judge W. Mitchell Nance who was reprimanded by the state’s Judicial Conduct Commission and forced to resign. And what was his offence? Well it seems the good judge doesn’t believe it is in a child’s best interest to be adopted by a practicing homosexual. And he said so. And in addition to saying so he acknowledged his prejudice against gay couples adopting and, in order to maintain fairness in the judicial system he would recuse himself in any such case. Attorneys representing such adoptions should, therefore, notify him so the case could…Continue Reading

To Complement Pregnant Reporters . . . Why Not Have Photos Of Unborn Babies In Press Room?

December 31, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on To Complement Pregnant Reporters . . . Why Not Have Photos Of Unborn Babies In Press Room?

By DEXTER DUGGAN As a new year begins, why not consider doing a little redecorating around the White House, which already has had its walls rattling with the energy and earthquakes of the Trump administration’s first year. Why not add something new to the White House press room? There are already the American flag and a picture of the presidential residence behind the lectern. How about adding a few large photos of thriving unborn babies? President Trump could say these just are tributes to America’s future blossoming under him, the new generation about to make its appearance whose earthly lives might well last into the 22nd century. Avoid a direct confrontation like expecting the dominantly pro-abortion media to actually look…Continue Reading

2018: A Year Of Challenge, A Year Of Promise

December 30, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on 2018: A Year Of Challenge, A Year Of Promise

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Every new year offers the opportunity for resolutions. For 2018, Catholics everywhere can easily identify their most important one: to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. Why? Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical courageously and clearly resonates the Church’s teaching on marriage and the family that is indispensable to Western Civilization. When Jesse Jackson led students marching through the campus of Stanford University thirty years ago shouting, “Hey ho, hey ho, Western Civ has got to go,” his target was the Catholic Faith and Christendom. The Incarnation was the rock thrown into paganism’s pond, with ripples that revolutionized man’s pathetic plodding towards Hell with the promise not only of eternal life, but of civilized life here on earth.…Continue Reading

Did The FBI Conspire To Stop Trump?

December 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Did The FBI Conspire To Stop Trump?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN The original question the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign was to answer was a simple one: Did he do it? Did Trump, or officials with his knowledge, collude with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to hack the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and leak the contents to damage Hillary Clinton and elect Donald Trump? A year and a half into the investigation, and, still, no “collusion” has been found. Yet the investigation goes on, at the demand of the never-Trump media and Beltway establishment. Hence, and understandably, suspicions have arisen. Are the investigators after the truth, or are they after Trump? Set aside the Trump-Putin conspiracy theory momentarily, and consider a rival explanation for what…Continue Reading

Restoring The Sacred… God Has A Better Plan For 2018

December 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Restoring The Sacred… God Has A Better Plan For 2018

By JAMES MONTI For us as Catholics, the change of year that January brings is more than enough reason for some serious introspection. For the onset of a new year reminds us in no uncertain terms that we are a year closer to the grave and our eternal destiny. Beyond all the lighthearted celebration on New Year’s Eve, there are the bittersweet memories of the blessings and sorrows, sometimes very deep ones, that the old year brought. And there is the realization that the New Year about to begin is as yet an impenetrable, unfathomable, and awesome mystery — that it will bring its own succession of joys and sufferings as yet known only to God. Perhaps we have made…Continue Reading