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A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks

May 26, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Who is the real threat to the national security? Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners? Or is it The Washington Post that ferreted out and published this code-word intelligence, and splashed the details on its front page, alerting the world, and ISIS, to what we knew? President Trump has the authority to declassify security secrets. And in sharing that intel with the Russians, who have had airliners taken down by bombs, he was trying to restore a relationship. On fighting Islamist terror, we and the Russians agree. Five years ago, Russia alerted us that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become a…Continue Reading

Conquering Addiction Through Faith And Willpower

May 25, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Conquering Addiction Through Faith And Willpower

By RAY CAVANAUGH An incorrigible alcoholic and estranged Catholic, Dublin laborer Matt Talbot finally reached a point where he felt he had no choice but to abandon the bottle and return to the Church. The remaining four decades of his life were marked by hard work, prayer, and daily Mass. More than 90 years after his death, his story of redemption has inspired people on both sides of the Atlantic. June 19 marks his day of commemoration. The second of twelve children, Talbot was born on May 2, 1856. Both his schooling and sobriety ended at age twelve. His first job entailed delivering messages for a company that handled the bottling tasks for Guinness. Enjoying the perquisites, he came home…Continue Reading

Bishop Of Manchester… There Is “No Justification” For Horrific Attack

May 24, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bishop Of Manchester… There Is “No Justification” For Horrific Attack

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (CNA/EWTN News) — After a terrorist attack killed 22 people — mostly youth — at a theater in Manchester the night of May 22, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence. “The citizens of Manchester and members of the Catholic community are united in condemning the attack on the crowds at the Arena. Such an attack can have no justification,” Bishop Arnold said in a May 23 statement via the diocese’s Twitter account. In a series of tweets, he thanked the emergency services “for their prompt and speedy response which saved lives. We join in prayer for all those who have died and for the injured…Continue Reading

Bill De Blasio’s Call For Pre-Pre-K Classes In New York

May 23, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bill De Blasio’s Call For Pre-Pre-K Classes In New York

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It is often said by liberal commentators that Americans on the right are being “alarmist” when they argue that the social programs of the Democratic Party will put us on a slippery slope toward totalitarian socialism. They insist that there is no reason to assume a socialist endgame at work when proposals are made to help the poor through, say, food stamps or increased spending on education. Fair enough; we can’t read minds. But that does not mean we should ignore the track record of liberal Democrats. It never fails. They are never satisfied. They — always, continually, persistently — push for greater control over our lives by government officials. They may do this with good…Continue Reading

Stirring Up Buyer’s Remorse Over Donald Trump

May 22, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Stirring Up Buyer’s Remorse Over Donald Trump

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see stories on my Internet homepage from commentators, on both the left and the right, designed to convince voters who voted for Donald Trump that they have been “had”; that they voted for an incompetent and unprincipled con man who has no idea what he is doing in the White House. They will tick off the “broken promises” on tax reform, repealing Obamacare, building the wall on the Mexican border, and an avoidance of overseas military interventions. National Review and The Weekly Standard lead the charge on the right; MSNBC and CNN on the left. Serious discussions are featured in these venues on the upcoming impeachment of Trump.…Continue Reading

Do We Have Covenant Eyes?

May 21, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Do We Have Covenant Eyes?

By REY FLORES There’s a little story I probably have shared in this column at least once or twice, but because I love the lesson I learned by it, I will share it once more. When I visited with the Sisters of Life in New York City about five years ago, one of the sisters asked me how I liked the city so far. I told her that it was as big, noisy, and dirty as any big city is expected to be. I did also share that I was somewhat shocked by some of the barely there immodest fashions some women were wearing in public. She told me, “Rey, you are allowed that first look because you weren’t expecting…Continue Reading

Wait’ll Dominant Media . . . Discover Trump Kidnapped Three-Headed Giraffes From Mars

May 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Wait’ll Dominant Media . . . Discover Trump Kidnapped Three-Headed Giraffes From Mars

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A dominant left-wing U.S. media hungry to destroy Donald Trump will whip up issues from nothing against him, including the so-called scandal that he had two scoops of ice cream for dessert when other diners got just one dollop. Trump’s just lucky that he didn’t have whipped cream on top. In these hysterical media days, it’s not hard to imagine the headline, “Trump had chef beaten.” Huh? Oh, it’s the cream that was tortured? Huh? Oh, the cream was whipped. It’s all the same! Impeach this man who eats tortured animals. Well, the cows were killed, then ground up, then roasted. Monster! Cannibal! But we recall when Barack Obama passionately wanted thousands of babies brutally…Continue Reading

Truth At The Crossroads At Our Lady’s University

May 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Truth At The Crossroads At Our Lady’s University

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Today’s academic climate might be described as a mixture of infantilism, kindergarten and totalitarianism” — Professor Walter Williams. + + + Vice President Mike Pence will speak at Notre Dame’s commencement on May 21, but the occasion makes many students feel “unsafe” — so supporters of sodomy and their allies will demonstrate on campus with the blessing of the administration, as America’s stalwart future Catholic leaders decry Pence’s “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, offensive, or ostracizing” past. As our beloved Fr. Rutler wryly observes, many of these students are older than those kids who stormed the beaches at Normandy, who dared to fly the flimsy fighter planes over Imperial Germany…. Ah, but they feel “unsafe.” And yet they…Continue Reading

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

May 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Marx. On publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences are stark. The resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General Bill Ruckelshaus and the firing of Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox came in the middle of an East-West crisis. On October 6, 1973, the high holy day of Yom Kippur, in a surprise attack, Egyptian troops crossed the Suez Canal and breached Israel’s Bar Lev Line. Syria attacked on the Golan Heights. Within days, 1,000 Israeli soldiers were dead,…Continue Reading

St. Anthony’s Closes Its Doors

May 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on St. Anthony’s Closes Its Doors

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK My guess is that some readers of this column will know a great deal about St. Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, while others will never have heard of the school. The determining factor is whether you are a basketball fan. The school is a high school basketball powerhouse. Its coach since 1972 has been Bob Hurley, a now-retired New Jersey probation officer, arguably the most famous high school coach in the country. His teams, made up of players from throughout the New York metropolitan area, have won more than two dozen state championships. Some 150 of his players have gone to college on athletic scholarships, including his son…Continue Reading