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A Response To “On Bended Knee Within The Holy Of Holies”

October 4, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on A Response To “On Bended Knee Within The Holy Of Holies”

(Editor’s Note: Below is a response from Dr. Gabriel Radle to James Monti’s treatment of his work in his “Restoring the Sacred” column in our September 8 issue. Following that is Mr. Monti’s reply. We thank both gentlemen for their commentaries.) + + + Dear respected members of the editorial board of The Wanderer, With great disappointment I read in the September 8th edition (page 3B) James Monti’s article, “Restoring the Sacred . . . On Bended Knee Within The Holy of Holies.” I was not disappointed because of his advocacy for the esteemed posture of kneeling in adoration of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist. Rather, I was shocked by the characterization that he made of me. Mr. Monti’s article…Continue Reading

Conservatives Students, Liberal Colleges

October 3, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Conservatives Students, Liberal Colleges

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Recently, I came across a syndicated column by Marvin Olasky that focused on letters from conservative professors who document the unfair treatment they have received from their colleagues: ostracism and denial of tenure, for example. These professors write about the need to “bite my tongue,” to “keep my mouth shut,” of discovering that “graduate students are urged by my colleagues not to work with me.” It is a sad state of affairs. If professors feel compelled to bend to left-wing peer pressure in this manner, how can we expect 19-year-old undergraduates to confront it? Over the years I have heard many young men and women call Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to ask for advice about…Continue Reading

The Glory Of Man

October 2, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on The Glory Of Man

By DONALD DeMARCO The distinguished science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, once remarked that it is “inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.” What this planet is “clearly,” however, is not what it is really. Outer appearances can be deceiving. We realize the Clarke’s comment is superficial in the strictest sense of the term as soon as we remember that earth lies at the bottom of every ocean. Earth circumscribes the globe. Clarke’s comment is unconventional, but remains unconvincing. What we first notice in something does not always square with its nature. But there is another problem, more significant than being superficial and allowing the surface to identify the deeper reality. That problem involves assessing…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101… The Bridge Between Abortion And Euthanasia

October 1, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Culture Of Life 101… The Bridge Between Abortion And Euthanasia

By BRIAN CLOWES Part 2 (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of chapter 23 of The Facts of Life, “Euthanasia,” e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + “The doors began to open for me and my ideas once a wonderful thing happened — Roe v. Wade” — Derek Humphry. + + + Court transcripts reveal that we are killing newborn people for exactly the same reasons that we have been killing preborn people for so long. B.D. Colen, one-time medical writer for Newsday Magazine, says that “The decision to withhold or withdraw treatment from extremely sick, premature, and/or deformed newborns is probably being made at…Continue Reading

Autumn 1916 . . . The Third Apparition Of The Angel Of Portugal

September 30, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Autumn 1916 . . . The Third Apparition Of The Angel Of Portugal

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY This article will consider the third and final appearance of the Angel of Portugal to the Fatima children in the autumn of 1916. This is rightly regarded as the most important of these three visitations, principally because the Angel gave the children Holy Communion, but also because of the power and depth of the prayer he taught them. The site of this third apparition is commemorated at the place called the Loca do Cabeço, which is not far from Valinhos, where our Lady would appear to the seers the following August, following their release from the custody of the local mayor who had illegally kidnapped and imprisoned them. One day in the autumn of 1916, probably…Continue Reading

Homily For The Funeral Mass of Phyllis Schlafly

September 29, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Homily For The Funeral Mass of Phyllis Schlafly

By FR. BRIAN HARRISON, O.S. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Harrison concelebrated and gave the homily at the funeral Mass for Phyllis Schlafly held on September 10, at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. reprinted with permission.) + + + Dear Friends — Whenever Christian believers gather in God’s house to mark the passing from this life of someone we have esteemed and loved, the occasion is inevitably marked by very mixed emotions: there is grief, heaviness of heart, a sharp sense of loss and separation, but also hope, reassurance, and thankfulness to God. There is peace, joy that springs from our faith in Jesus Christ’s promise of eternal life, and even, I would dare to suggest, an awareness of beauty. Beauty, you say?…Continue Reading

Obama: God-Given Rights “Was A Radical Idea”

September 28, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Obama: God-Given Rights “Was A Radical Idea”

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that “individual human beings” have “God-given rights.” Yet, he insisted this was a “radical idea” at the time of the founding. Were he right — which he is not — history would see it as one radical idea Obama did not devoutly pursue. On multiple occasions early in his presidency, Obama dropped any reference to the Creator when paraphrasing these famous words from the Declaration: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” But Obama did not…Continue Reading

Never Trump? . . . The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election

September 27, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Never Trump? . . . The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election

By BRIAN CLOWES Conclusion (Editor’s Note: To receive an electronic copy of this four-part article with footnotes, e-mail Brian Clowes at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + “When you have a binary choice, you must make a decision. It’s frankly irresponsible to stay on the sidelines right now, given where the republic is heading” — Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. + + + President Obama has taken us a frighteningly long distance toward “fundamentally transforming” America into a Third World banana dictatorship. Never before has there been so much strife in our society, so much racism, so much hatred, so much division. But we need to understand that these are not unintended consequences; this is all part of…Continue Reading

Bibi Backs Trump — On Putin

September 26, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Bibi Backs Trump — On Putin

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed. John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him intolerable. Said Lindsey Graham: “Vladimir Putin is a thug, a dictator…who has his opposition killed in the streets,” and Trump’s views bring to mind Munich. Putin is an “authoritarian thug,” added “Little Marco” Rubio. What causes the Republican Party to lose it whenever the name of Vladimir Putin is raised? Putin is no Stalin, whom FDR and Harry…Continue Reading

Sex On The Brain

September 25, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off on Sex On The Brain

By DONALD DeMARCO The late Malcolm Muggeridge, who, in his later years, had some sensible things to say about human sexuality, lamented that people “have sex on the brain, and that’s an unhealthy place for it to be.” What he meant by this remark was based on his observation that sex, which is a natural inclination toward another, is commonly short-circuited by being lodged in the brain, or, if you will, stymied at the starting gate. The prime example of this phenomenon is the young man who prefers the company of images of voluptuous women rather than taking the pains to cultivate a truly personal relationship with a real woman. The former, “a harem of imaginary brides,” to borrow a…Continue Reading