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Why Did Fr. Weinandy Release His Letter?

November 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Why Did Fr. Weinandy Release His Letter?

By PEGGY MOEN From Brideshead Revisited: “So Rex was sent to Farm Street to Father Mowbray, a priest renowned for his triumphs with obdurate catechumens. After the third interview he came to tea with Lady Marchmain. “ ‘Well, how do you find my future son-in-law?’ “ ‘He’s the most difficult convert I have ever met.’ “ ‘Oh dear, I thought he was going to make it so easy.’ “ ‘That’s exactly it. I can’t get anywhere near him. He doesn’t seem to have the least intellectual curiosity or natural piety. . . . “ ‘I gave him the catechism to take away. Yesterday I asked him whether Our Lord had more than one nature. He said: “Just as many as…Continue Reading

Babies Shot In Texas . . . But Knee-Jerk Media Cheer Election Victories Of Pro-Aborts

November 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Babies Shot In Texas . . . But Knee-Jerk Media Cheer Election Victories Of Pro-Aborts

By DEXTER DUGGAN Babies being shot to death was about the worst horror of the many individual tragedies at the assassination scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, shortly after Halloween. The gunman shot when the little ones cried in the pews, reports said. Ending any of the defenseless lives attending Sunday worship on November 5 was appallingly sad. Still, as is usually the case when a very small youngster is killed, people will shed an extra tear and mourn, “They had their entire earthly lives in front of them. Everything they had to live for was just snatched away.” Reporting on “how bad it was” at the church, the Houston Chronicle quoted one of the shocked…Continue Reading

Hypocrites!

November 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Hypocrites!

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Hypocrites!” That’s what Bishop Mark Seitz called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer when Paxton led a group of officials defending the Constitution. Meanwhile the bishop admitted that he had never publicly corrected, much less condemned, Catholic Cong. Beto O’Rourke, his 100 percent pro-abortion U.S. representative. Well. While El Paso’s petulant prelate maintains his right to remain silent, let’s take a look at what his alleged “hypocrite,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been up to. Last week, Paxton went into federal court to defend SB 8, a Texas law prohibiting “dismemberment abortion.” “I will always fight to protect the basic human rights and dignity of the unborn,” Attorney General Ken Paxton told the Population Research…Continue Reading

Silence — The Enemy Of Truth

November 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Silence — The Enemy Of Truth
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By JOSEPH MATT Two events from the past couple of weeks emphasize the current crisis facing the Catholic Church today. Both events illustrate the relentless attacks and the atmosphere of dissent that threaten to undermine the beliefs and the practice of our faith. These attacks are happening more often and they are becoming bolder in their assaults on the faith; they occur as an influence from within the upper ranks of the Church or, in some cases, they are happening due to a sense of implicit approval by the Church because of the hierarchy’s silence. The recent attacks on Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wis., whose vicar general was simply reaffirming and restating Catholic teaching on proper burial rites for…Continue Reading

Durkheim’s Populism

November 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Durkheim’s Populism

By JUDE DOUGHERTY In recent months the word “populism” has entered the vocabulary of anyone who has access to Western media. What it means is open to interpretation. It may refer to the interests of the common man, the ordinary citizen, as distinct from that of the elite who may govern him. In a sense, it may be exemplified by the Catholic Church insofar as the Church exercises a presence in a worldwide population. It may designate the attitude of those who resist the deep state as found in Brussels and Washington. In any event, the topic offers an excuse to examine the notion as found in August Comte and in his nineteenth- and early twentieth-century disciple, Emile Durkheim. Hence…Continue Reading

Beware The Bureaucracy Between The Bishops And The Laity

November 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Beware The Bureaucracy Between The Bishops And The Laity

By SHAUN KENNEY The Washington Post opined in one of its op-ed pieces regarding the state of the Catholic voter, namely how the so-called conservative wing of the Catholic pew-sitting faithful had made an unholy alliance with our more evangelical cousins on the other side of the Republican benches. The drive of the piece was rather transparent. Catholics on the right differ with those on the left regarding how best to provide questions of social justice. Seeing as Catholics can quibble about the how-to manual on social justice, why not quibble just a bit on the important things such as marriage, family, and the culture of life? Of course, the piece smacks of Catholic integralism, the idea that Catholic values…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Laura Ingraham Looks At Contrarian Trump And Who Led Up To Him

November 7, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Laura Ingraham Looks At Contrarian Trump And Who Led Up To Him

By DEXTER DUGGAN Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump, by Laura Ingraham, St. Martin’s Press, New York, N.Y., ISBN 978-1-250-15064-6, 320 pages, hardback, $27.99, 2017. PHOENIX — During her national talk-radio program the morning of October 17, Laura Ingraham said she’d be flying to her book-signing event combined with a political rally in Scottsdale, Ariz., that evening and then, without pausing to spend the night, continuing on to Las Vegas to gamble on some numbers. The next morning she was on the air with her program from a Las Vegas studio at 6 o’clock. I’d guessed wrongly that Ingraham would have flown into the Phoenix area on October 16 and broadcast from a studio here…Continue Reading

Truth Stumbles In The Public Square . . . The Saga Of Judge Ruth Neely

November 6, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Truth Stumbles In The Public Square . . . The Saga Of Judge Ruth Neely

By MIKE MANNO By all indications Ruth Neely was a well-respected municipal court judge for the small Wyoming town of Pinedale. In her early 60s, Judge Neely had been appointed and reappointed by various mayors, and approved by city councils, since 1994, for over two decades. Without a law degree, she handled violations of city ordinances, such as parking infractions and barking dogs. According to the Wyoming Supreme Court, “Judge Neely has an outstanding record and reputation, being recognized for her fairness and willingness to serve the public. The current mayor of Pinedale, Bob Jones, who has known Judge Neely for over ten years, states that ‘she has a sterling reputation in the community as a person of unswerving character…Continue Reading

Halloween Terrorist Strikes . . . But Leftists See Goblins Only To Their Right

November 5, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Halloween Terrorist Strikes . . . But Leftists See Goblins Only To Their Right

By DEXTER DUGGAN Halloween, a time for celebrating being what you’re not, comes one day a year for little kids who emerge on the sidewalks costumed as pint-sized doctors and nurses, pirates and police, ghosts and ghouls. But some other people spend every day in the year in fantasy: adult-sized leftists who look in a magic mirror where unhinged terrorists are harmless friends, cautious conservatives are deadly threats, and preborn babies are just useless, microscopic drops of cytoplasm. Sometimes this magic mirror is known as the dominant news media. These different sorts of pretense, kids’ and adults’, came together to take shape for Halloween 2017. Trick-or-treaters donned their outfits, but a real Halloween horror wearing regular clothes climbed into a…Continue Reading

Crisis, Chaos, And Capitulation

November 4, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Crisis, Chaos, And Capitulation

By CHRISTOPHER MANION After the murderous attacks by a terrorist who mowed down kids and pedestrians with a rental truck in New York City, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a startling admission: He actually uttered the forbidden words, “Radical Islam.” He further revealed that the terrorist had been radicalized not in his home of Uzbekistan, but only after his arrival in the United States. Not surprisingly, NBC News offered this headline in reporting the massacre: “Muslim Americans again brace for backlash after New York attack.” Not to be outdone, Cong. Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) bellowed tired banalities on MSNBC, wrapping up with his solution: New York should fight terrorism by “strengthening regulation of truck rentals.” Meanwhile, New York Archbishop…Continue Reading