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Human Garbage — Living And Dead

April 11, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: Barbara Simpson hosts a radio talk show on KSFO 560 in San Francisco, and has a 20-year radio, TV, and newspaper career in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Dexter Duggan profiled her in The Wanderer dated March 20, 2014. This column first appeared on World Net Daily, and is reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.) +    +    + What happens to aborted babies? Are they sold, experimented on, used in retail products, sent to a landfill, burned or buried? Do you know? Do you care? The abortion statistics are staggering. In the United States, since Roe v. Wade in 1973, there have been almost 57 million abortions. Worldwide, since 1980, the U.S. Abortion Clock…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “The RH Bill: Showcase Of Population Control Tactics”

April 10, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

(Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995.) +    +    + Nowhere is the battle between the Culture of Life and the Culture of Death more ferocious than it is in the Philippines right now. The primary weapon the population controllers are deploying there is the Reproductive Health Bill, which was enacted by the Congress in December 2012 but is currently tied up in the court system. The years of struggle over the RH Bill have showcased the tactics used by population controllers all over the world, allowing us to analyze them and learn from them. The main argument of the population controllers is that a large population dooms a developing…Continue Reading

To All Wanderer Readers…. A Note From Paul Likoudis

April 9, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

Heartfelt Thanks Many thanks to the members of The Wanderer family for your messages of prayer and support as I began my medical treatment for rectal cancer. Following my first surgery on February 26, I began a five-week regimen of chemotherapy and radiation on March 17, and after the first two weeks I can report I am doing fine, though I am seriously fatigued. I expect to have another surgery in early to mid-May, and following that will be another eight weeks of chemotherapy. I must also report that I have complete confidence in, and respect for, the team of wonderful doctors and nurses who are caring for me, and they are determined to “fix” the problems.

Say It Isn’t So: But What If It Is?

April 8, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK What I found so disconcerting about David Gushee’s column on March 17 in the online edition of the Religious Herald, the newspaper published by the Associated Baptist Press, was that I could find no way to challenge his thesis. Gushee is a professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University and a regular columnist at the Religious Herald. What did Gushee say that left me unnerved? He stated flatly that American Christians have no choice but to “say goodbye to Christian America.” Christian America? Didn’t the First Amendment’s “no establishment clause” make clear that there was to be no such thing? Gushee is not hamstrung by the secular liberals’ attempt to sell us on that notion. “For…Continue Reading

As The Commencements Commence

April 7, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By PETER MAURICE Now that spring is here, the thoughts of Catholic university presidents turn once more to commencement speakers. If past predicts future, the values of the City of Man will again prevail. Christian fortitude and a life lived in conformity to the so-called non-negotiables will not always outweigh the desire for secular prestige. When a Sebelius, a Pelosi, or a Biden addresses the graduates at Politically Correct Catholic U and collects the honorary degree, demoralized Catholics wonder: Don’t the bishops have authority to stop the scandal? Acceptance of two straightforward principles could guard these institutions from bartering their souls, and those of their students, so cheaply. The first is from the great Catholic novelist François Mauriac. In The…Continue Reading

War Party Oligarch

April 6, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Is the Republican Party’s Middle East policy up for bid? For four days ending Sunday, March 30, a quartet of presidential hopefuls trooped to Las Vegas to attend the annual gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Impresario: Sheldon Adelson, the Vegas-Macau casino mogul whose fortune is estimated at $39 billion — eighth richest man on the planet — and who dumped $92 million into the election of 2012. Adelson kept Newt Gingrich alive with a $15 million infusion of ad money, gutting Romney, and then sank $30 million into Mitt’s campaign. This time Sheldon wants to buy himself a winner. Ari Fleischer, press secretary to Bush 43, and a member of Adelson’s RJC fiefdom, put it…Continue Reading

Remarriage, Divorce And Communion . . . Shedding Patristic Light On A Recent Problem

April 5, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By JOHN RIST (Editor’s Note: Dr. John Rist is the Fr. Kurt Pritzl, OP, chair of philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He was a professor of Classics at the University of Toronto for 30 years and currently teaches at the Augustinianum, the Patristic Institute in Rome. He is widely published in the field of ancient philosophy, patristics, and moral philosophy. He is married and both a father and a grandfather. (ZENIT News Agency provided the text of Dr. Rist’s commentary. All rights reserved.) +    +    + On last February 20, Cardinal Kasper gave an address, “The Gospel of the Family,” to the Extraordinary Consistory on the Family called by the Holy Father, much of it concerned with outlining…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101 . . . “Battleground Philippines”

April 4, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By BRIAN CLOWES During our 41-year battle against nearly impossible odds, we pro-life Americans have often looked overseas for encouragement and edification, but we have seen our inspirations fall like dominos, one by one. There was a time when we looked to Ireland, but the Land of Saints and Scholars seems desperate to trade its rich heritage for a mess of pottage just so it can be considered stylish and “European” enough to be a part of the EU. It welcomes fetal stem-cell researchers with open arms; the number of Irish seminarians has dropped by more than half in the past 20 years; more than 5,000 Irish women make a short hop to London to kill their preborn children every…Continue Reading

Bishop Conley . . . Tells Why He’s Written Pastoral Letter On Contraception

April 3, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By KATHLEEN NAAB (Editor’s Note: Bishop James Conley is the bishop of Lincoln, Neb. In next week’s issue, to be dated April 10, The Wanderer will reprint the full text of his pastoral letter, The Language of Love. ZENIT News Agency provided both the interview and the text of the pastoral letter; all rights reserved.) +    +    + LINCOLN, Neb. (ZENIT) — Contraception is getting more attention in the United States these days than it perhaps ever has before. Due to the mandate issued by the federal government as part of Barack Obama’s health-care reform package, employers are now bound to provide insurance that covers contraception and some abortifacient drugs and devices. But there’s been widespread protest against the Health…Continue Reading

The Proposed 2016 Pan-Orthodox Council… And An Orthodox Theologian’s View Of The Petrine Primacy

April 2, 2014 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES LIKOUDIS In 2007 in Ravenna, Orthodox and Catholic theologians who were members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue issued a document on Catholic-Orthodox ecumenical relations termed Primacy and Conciliarity, which marked a certain advance regarding the role of the papacy as the possible primate of a reunited Church. However, Walter Cardinal Kasper noted at the time, “We must not exaggerate its importance. . . . The road is very long and difficult.” At the same time, the Russian Orthodox Church took offense, rejecting the document and objecting to its implication that the Patriarch of Constantinople was the leader of the Pan-Orthodox world just as the Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church — a notion…Continue Reading