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Religious-Liberty Attorney . . . Warns About Rising Discrimination Against Christian Conscience

November 1, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Religious-Liberty Attorney . . . Warns About Rising Discrimination Against Christian Conscience

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Holding to God’s truths today can “make us strangers in this world,” as pressures against faithful Catholics increase in society, the founder of the internationally active Alliance Defending Freedom, Alan Sears, told parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Church here. After citing hostility against Catholics going back to the colonial era in North America, before the United States began, Sears referred to remarks earlier this year by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito speaking to the Advocati Christi organization of Catholic attorneys and judges. A mid-March story by the Associated Press said that at a talk in Madison, N.J., sponsored by the organization, Alito “discussed the hostility faced by Catholics in the U.S. over the…Continue Reading

Hardly A Worthy Candidate For Canonization! . . . Reprinted from The Wanderer on 450 Anniversary Of The Reformation

October 31, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Hardly A Worthy Candidate For Canonization! . . . Reprinted from The Wanderer on 450 Anniversary Of The Reformation
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Bishop William Adrian (Nashville, Tennessee)   Reprinted from The Wanderer September 21, 1967 In presenting the picture of Martin Luther I want to be completely objective, and rely on the authority of some of the most reputable scholars available, many of whom are non-Catholics. During the last century, especially since 1883, the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of Luther, there have been two Luthers – one of panegyric, romance and fiction, and the other the Luther of fact. Since the 450th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation is being commemorated this year, these TWO Luthers are still being presented. Only recently an ardent clerical Catholic ecumenist wrote that the Catholic Church now admits that it has been…Continue Reading

When Counterculture At Georgetown Becomes Counterfeit

October 31, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on When Counterculture At Georgetown Becomes Counterfeit

By SHAUN KENNEY Georgetown University is perhaps an unofficial rival of The Catholic University of America. Of course, we were always keen upon hearing of a stray Hoya to ask them rather pointedly, “Why didn’t you go to a real Catholic university?” before laughing it off. Back when I was a lowly freshman at CUA, our crucifixes were thankfully going back up after many years of absence, while at Georgetown they were reportedly all coming down in the name of diversity and for fear of offending a soul. Of course, that’s what the cross is supposed to be — offensive, a crux. Christ crucified; a stumbling block (1 Cor. 1:23). That’s the whole point. Apparently, some stumbling blocks are more…Continue Reading

Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

October 30, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

By MIKE MANNO I was intrigued by a recent article in the Daily Princetonian written by a junior philosophy major, Ryan Born. It was an argument against free speech — at least for conservatives. It was a reflection on what is wrong on university campuses today. Now I don’t know the young man who wrote the article, and I am sure he is sincere and a good student, but it is his ideas that I have trouble with, especially in today’s current politically correct climate. A climate that says some conservative views, whether on religion or politics, have no business being heard. “I am not arguing that conservatives do not expect intellectual opposition to their content; instead, I am arguing…Continue Reading

Flake’s Sudden Exit . . . Another Sign That Elite’s Duplicity Gives Voters A Weapon

October 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Flake’s Sudden Exit . . . Another Sign That Elite’s Duplicity Gives Voters A Weapon

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The Washington, D.C., swamp is in a trap of its own making, giving cage-rattling reformers a key advantage against the gnarly gators who’d prefer to keep snoozing in the corruption while the public demands action to save the United States. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was speaking both generally against the swamp critters and specifically against Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) at a rally in suburban Scottsdale on October 17 when Bannon denounced the elite’s rejection of voters, saying, “They hold you in total and complete contempt. They think you’re a group of morons.” (See last week’s Wanderer, p. 1.) Elite politicians’ own arrogance and duplicity handed voters a rod to beat them…Continue Reading

Europe At The Crossroads

October 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Europe At The Crossroads

By CHRISTOPHER MANION When Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla of the Czech Republic made a state visit to the United States in 2003, the European Union (EU) was considering a “constitution.” In spite of considerable opposition, the constitution’s supporters succeeded in making sure that the document made no mention of Europe’s Christian roots — in fact, they opposed even the mention of religion. At an informal dinner, I asked Prime Minister Spidla to explain this view, which he supported. “I have just returned from Athens,” he told me. “It is there, and not in Rome, that Europe finds its true roots.” Welcome to the Europe of the Unknown God (Acts 17:23). In the years since, the EU has been perpetuating that…Continue Reading

Is Liberalism A Dying Faith?

October 27, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Is Liberalism A Dying Faith?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse, and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future. Equality, diversity, democracy — this is the holy trinity of the post-Christian secular state at whose altars Liberal Man worships. But the congregation worshiping these gods is shrinking. And even Europe seems to be rejecting what America has on offer. In a retreat from diversity, Catalonia just voted to separate from Spain. The Basque and Galician peoples of Spain are following the Catalan secession crisis with great interest. The right-wing People’s Party and far-right…Continue Reading

ACLU Wants Illegal Immigrant’s (Unborn) Child Terminated

October 26, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on ACLU Wants Illegal Immigrant’s (Unborn) Child Terminated

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY The American Civil Liberties Union wants to see the unborn child of a young woman who is illegally in the United States terminated — through what it insists is her “right” to abort that child. Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia best summarized the key facts in the case of Garza v. Hargan. “In or about early July 2017, 17-year-old Jane Doe (J.D.) became pregnant,” Henderson wrote in dissenting from her court’s ruling in this case. “On or about September 7, 2017, she attempted to enter the United States illegally and unaccompanied. By J.D.’s own admission, authorities detained her ‘upon arrival’.” “Notably,” the judge said, “elective abortion…Continue Reading

The Existentialist Dread Of Five-Year-Old Girls

October 25, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Existentialist Dread Of Five-Year-Old Girls

By SHAUN KENNEY My youngest daughter was horrified at a world-shattering thought: Cartoons aren’t real. Now in order to really dive into this revelation that each of us must have had at some point, imagine oneself absorbing the idea of a myth — any myth — with the wonder and amazement of a child. One implicitly believes. After all, why would you question the facts as presented to you? St. Thomas Aquinas summarizes this best with what should have been the instant refutation of the Cartesian cogito ergo sum — nothing is first conceived by the intellect which is not perceived by the senses. Thus the good old-fashioned Peripatetic Axiom is the mantra of every child right up until the…Continue Reading

Media Technology Advances… But Newsrooms Live 45 Years In The Past On Knowing Abortion Law

October 24, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Media Technology Advances… But Newsrooms Live 45 Years In The Past On Knowing Abortion Law

By DEXTER DUGGAN Within living memory, news film from Europe had to be flown across the Atlantic Ocean to New York before it could be shown on U.S. television networks. No real-time repartee occurred between the New York studio and the distant overseas correspondent looking into a camera lens. Thanks to technological advances, though, today’s news consumers routinely expect to watch reporters anywhere on the globe speaking instantly and directly with the Manhattan news headquarters. Get your fresh facts while they’re hot. One area of the news, however, where communication apparently hasn’t improved over the decades is reporting the status of abortion law in the United States, and how radical it is. Although the U.S. Supreme Court mandated expansive permissive…Continue Reading