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Political Correctness And The Culture Of Death

November 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Political Correctness And The Culture Of Death

By MIKE MANNO Regular readers will know that I spend a lot of time writing about law, court decisions, and the interaction they have with society. Of course you can’t spend much time writing about those topics and not have at least a cursory interest in the sociological underpinnings of what is happening in the culture today. I am a product of the fifties. I attended school with nuns through elementary school, then was sent to the local Catholic high school to be taught by priests, and finally to a Jesuit college. My formative years, you might say, were steeped in a traditional American-Catholic culture and belief system: God, family, and country. Society then respected and honored the traditions on…Continue Reading

When Dems Don’t Win Elections . . . They Create Magically Appearing Ballots

November 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on When Dems Don’t Win Elections . . . They Create Magically Appearing Ballots

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — In the days after the November 6 midterm elections, accounts of serious voting irregularities around the nation usually showed Democrats benefiting from some sort of sleight of hand. Their cry was “Count every vote,” but that meant hordes of fraudulent and illegal votes would dilute the choices of law-abiding citizens. It’s as if a counterfeiter demanded that he be allowed to make his purchases with fistfuls of phony money. Some major races including Florida’s, Georgia’s, and Arizona’s attracted attention over what seemed to be unnecessarily prolonged vote-counting and suspicious circumstances, although dominant media generally tried to laugh these off. Conservative national radio host Laura Ingraham said on November 14, “The media and the Democrats are…Continue Reading

USCCB Impotence . . . Pressed Between Patriarch And Prophet

November 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on USCCB Impotence . . . Pressed Between Patriarch And Prophet

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK The bishops of the United States came together for their annual fall meeting (November 12-14) in Baltimore divided. As if to remind us of that fact, their discussions were overshadowed by two conflicting messages. The patriarch in Rome, Pope Francis, basically ordered them to hold back from planned action to vote on new measures meant to stamp out abuses of sex and power, causing further anger among the lay faithful. The prophet, Archbishop Carlo Viganò, sent a contrary missive, calling them to act, not as “frightened sheep,” but as “courageous shepherds.” That division was evident in the visible frustration of Daniel Cardinal DiNardo as he announced the last-minute order from the Pope to stand down.…Continue Reading

U.S. Bishops Divided, Stalled

November 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on U.S. Bishops Divided, Stalled
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By CHRISTOPHER MANION The annual meeting of the USCCB, winding down as we go to press, will long be regarded as the bishops’ most important meeting since 2002, when the bishops met in Dallas under the guidance of then-Cardinal McCarrick to pass their “child protection” charter. At that meeting, they exempted themselves from that charter’s onerous provisions, and that decision came back to haunt them this week in Baltimore. This meeting, its issues, and its divisions will resonate for years. The profound problems facing our bishops and the faithful will not likely go away in our lifetimes. The perversion is too deep, the faithfulness too shallow, to expect otherwise. Nonetheless, the meeting drew into sharp focus the battle lines that…Continue Reading

Will NIH Extend UCSF’s Aborted-Baby-Parts Mouse Contract?

November 16, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Will NIH Extend UCSF’s Aborted-Baby-Parts Mouse Contract?

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate, www.creators.com, distributes his column.) + + + On November 30, 2017, decision-makers at the National Institutes of Health made a profound error. They executed an option to extend for one year a federal contract that will pay the University of California, San Francisco $2,018,293 this year alone. That contract is called Humanized Mouse Models for HIV Therapeutics Development, and it requires UCSF to obtain human fetal tissue from aborted babies to transplant into mice. The NIH, I reported on CNSNews.com, published the official solicitation for this contract on December 31, 2012. It stated the contractor would be required to “obtain human fetal…Continue Reading

A Reprieve To Accomplish Some Good

November 15, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Reprieve To Accomplish Some Good

By SHAUN KENNEY President Trump is right to crow just a bit after the 2018 midterms. In a typical election, the opposition party tends to get about 31 net seats in the House; 39 if the president’s approval ratings are at 40 percent. In short, the Democrats not only underperformed their own narrative, they underperformed historically. This same narrative only gets worse for the Democrats in the U.S. Senate, where the Republicans will emerge with a comfortable majority that should hold until 2022 at the earliest. With news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suffered a fall which cracked three of her ribs, it is a reminder that a Republican-led Senate will not only be selecting federal judges for lifetime appointments,…Continue Reading

Bishops Confirm the Irrelevancy of the USCCB

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Bishops Confirm the Irrelevancy of the USCCB

True to form, the majority of the bishops took the safe road today and voted for the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism.” The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote of 241 to 3 with 1 abstention. Wow, 50 years since the civil rights movement and the bishops have just now realized racism has no place in the Catholic Church and have come out with a pastoral letter against it. When it came to the heavy lifting the bishops voted down a proposal asking the Vatican to release its records on former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. It was

Orders From On High . . .

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Orders From On High . . .

Teachable Moments Slipped Past… Until Death Climbed Back In The Saddle

November 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Teachable Moments Slipped Past… Until Death Climbed Back In The Saddle

By DEXTER DUGGAN Breaking bread together often is thought of as building ties of friendship, but two meals 22 years apart showed how division deepened. At the National Prayer Breakfast in February 1994 in Washington, D.C., diminutive giant Mother Teresa peeped out through the microphones at the lectern to defend unborn children at length and to denounce abortion. She repeatedly was applauded by national powerbrokers there, and at her conclusion received a standing ovation lasting nearly a minute. “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion,” Mother Teresa said. She added later: “Please don’t…Continue Reading

The Fine Art Of Dino Carbetta… Bringing Religious Art Into Today’s Reality

November 13, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Fine Art Of Dino Carbetta… Bringing Religious Art Into Today’s Reality

By REY FLORES If there is any Heaven-like beauty in this world, aside from human life and nature, it is found in the timeless sacred art within many older traditional Catholic churches everywhere. Starting from the tabernacles and monstrances holding the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and then going to the frescos, statues, and crucifixes, all remind us of the eternal destination we must strive to attain. While most of us within the Church can and do appreciate traditional sacred art, most religious art from the last fifty years or so tends to be modern and with subject matter that is much less reverent. Many of today’s newer Catholic parishes incorporate a bland and neutral…Continue Reading