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Federal Court… Orders Iowa Christian Group Back On Campus

February 5, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Federal Court… Orders Iowa Christian Group Back On Campus

By MIKE MANNO The University of Iowa lost its bid to strip a student group, Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), of its status as a registered student organization when a federal judge granted the group’s request and ordered the university to restore the group’s status. Like many victories conservative Christians win, it was not a complete victory and it continues to demonstrate how those opposing Christian values very often confuse belief with discrimination in order to further their ends, as well as how many university administrators apply dual standards to curtail Christian groups. The controversy began in April of 2016 when a former member of BLinC complained to university officials that he was discriminated against and not allowed to run…Continue Reading

Pastor Tells San Francisco Pro-Lifers . . . “The Walls Of Abortion Are Coming Down On Your Watch”

February 4, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Pastor Tells San Francisco Pro-Lifers . . . “The Walls Of Abortion Are Coming Down On Your Watch”

By DEXTER DUGGAN SAN FRANCISCO — A veteran speaker at the Walk for Life West Coast here told tens of thousands of pro-lifers rallying under a bright blue sky that they’ll see the end of permissive abortion. “Pro-life, don’t get weary now,” Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. urged the crowd covering the expansive Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall on January 27. “It’s going to be over….The walls of abortion are coming down on your watch.” Childress’ tone has matched the political setting of the moment, from defiance when pro-abortion radical Barack Obama was president to hope and gratitude with Donald Trump in the White House. “We’re winning…and it’s soon going to be over,” said Childress, a…Continue Reading

Here’s How A Bishop Might Be Thinking

February 3, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Here’s How A Bishop Might Be Thinking

By CHRISTOPHER MANION A bishop might be thinking: I keep hearing from the supertrads. They aren’t so persistent, and certainly not so vulgar, as the social justice left, but they are bothersome. Yeah, my congressman a one hundred percent pro-abortion Catholic. He helps us out with the government funding, but the supertrads want me to excommunicate him. They demand that I “follow canon law” and publicly condemn him as a public scandal. Oh really? And just who is going to support me? When Fabian Bruskewitz excommunicated a whole lot of dissidents 22 years ago in Nebraska, many of them renounced their errors and returned to the fold. So what? It might have helped their souls, but it sure didn’t help…Continue Reading

On Capriciousness

February 2, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on On Capriciousness

By C.F. MONTESANO (Editor’s Note: C.F. Montesano is vice president with a maritime trade association in Virginia. He serves as a lector at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, D.C. Last summer, he was selected by Signum University to be a presenter at its annual “Mythmoot” conference for enthusiasts of J.R.R. Tolkien.) + + + The word “capricious” takes its root in ericius, the Latin word for hedgehog. The Medieval Book of Beasts tells us the main characteristic of this animal is an ability to protect itself from “stratagems in all directions” with bristling spikes, especially in instances when it has a “presentiment of anything nasty.” A capricious man — especially the tyrant who clings to power — tends…Continue Reading

Whether Trinket Or Honorific, Ploumen Deserves Neither

February 1, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Whether Trinket Or Honorific, Ploumen Deserves Neither

By SHAUN KENNEY The scandal over pro-abort Lilianne Ploumen simply will not die, with the Vatican at first effectively denying that the honorific was ever awarded, then insisting in an ironic twist that the papal medal was intended as a slight — not as an award. That would indeed be news to Ploumen. Of course, for those who are consistent readers of this column, there is an interesting link that is worth exploring between honor and its forms and l’affaire Ploumen. Shakespeare’s Falstaff is quoted as observing honor as a mere scutcheon. One has to see the irony displayed here between Ploumen receiving a scutcheon of honor and Falstaff’s contempt for the same. What the Vatican bureaucrats intended or did…Continue Reading

Rally By State Capitol… Recognizes Arizona Being Rated Number-One Pro-Life State

January 31, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Rally By State Capitol… Recognizes Arizona Being Rated Number-One Pro-Life State

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — As thousands of pro-life marchers headed west from downtown Phoenix, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, the chief prosecutor of the county where Phoenix is located, already had arrived at the park by the state capitol for the 2018 Arizona for Life rally when The Wanderer walked up to him. Among many marchers carrying posters here on January 20, one young woman wearing a pro-life feminist tee-shirt had a sign saying, “When our liberation costs innocent lives, it’s merely oppression redistributed.” This was one of many pro-life commemorations around January 22 across the nation regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s divisive invention of a national mandate for permissive abortion on that date in 1973. An Arizona for…Continue Reading

Can You Read Your Diploma?

January 30, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Can You Read Your Diploma?

By MIKE MANNO Several years ago, while still teaching college, I usually tried to arrange the semester schedule to include at least three tests, and if the subject lent itself to it, a research paper. That should be enough, I reasoned, to evaluate each student’s understanding of the material. Not wanting to be an overly demanding professor, and since my students were mostly non-traditional and held jobs and supported families, my tests were usually multiple choice and the questions were taken right from the textbook; sometimes I would intersperse the test with a few short answer questions, but by and large, they were designed so that any student who read the textbook could answer them. Thus students with extensive family…Continue Reading

With Best-Ever Pro-Life Start For A President . . . Trump Shakes Up Settled Order On Abortion

January 29, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on With Best-Ever Pro-Life Start For A President . . . Trump Shakes Up Settled Order On Abortion

By DEXTER DUGGAN Why does trying to save countless babies’ lives from abortion slaughter draw derision from upper-crusters as being socially embarrassing if not downright, um, deplorable? But the abortion industry’s full-bladed, bloody attack on the most innocent and defenseless is regarded benignly, if not as outright thrillingly marvelous. One need only think of the morally upside-down and inside-out world of, say, the radically pro-abortion New York Times to wonder whatever became of journalists’ moral compass. Donald Trump has a characteristically blunt way of dealing with such elitist delusions. Just brush them aside for being fake news. Some politicians still seem to think that having a pro-lifer with a rose for life knocking on their doors is bad manners. However,…Continue Reading

MCCL Rally… Pro-Lifers Battle A Blizzard To Continue The Fight For Life

January 28, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on MCCL Rally… Pro-Lifers Battle A Blizzard To Continue The Fight For Life

By PEGGY MOEN ST. PAUL — Weighted with a heavy snowfall and the Vikings’ crushing NFC loss, Minnesota pro-lifers nonetheless rallied impressively January 22 at the state capitol. They came to defend what makes weather forecasting and football playing possible: being born. Elaine Hertel, an MCCL volunteer, told The Wanderer, that “it’s amazing” so many turned out during a blizzard. Diane Springer of Grove City, Minn., said she ventured out because “I just want to protect life, defend life. . . . Today is my birthday.” From a distance, the bundled-up pro-lifers looked like fleeing refugees as they trudged up the snowy capitol steps. But inside the capitol rotunda, the pro-lifers, arrayed on all three levels, looked like part of…Continue Reading

Shutting Down The Shutdown

January 27, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Shutting Down The Shutdown

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The effort by Democrat Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) to use a federal government shutdown as leverage to pass an amnesty bill crashed and burned on January 22, when he caved to President Trump’s demand for a clean short-term spending bill. That bill then passed, but it’s good only through February 17, so we can expect considerable fireworks in early February from the Antifa Left, pro-amnesty forces, and the body of America’s Catholic bishops. All of these groups are demanding a massive amnesty and immigration bill that will add millions more to America’s legal population, and it’s no secret that many Establishment Republicans support the desire of the unanimous Democrat minority’s efforts to pass a…Continue Reading