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Hillary Clinton’s Nightmare

January 29, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO Hillary Clinton’s nightmare is not the sudden resurgence of Bernie Sanders. It is the fidelity to the rule of law of the FBI. The recent revelations of the receipt by Clinton of a Special Access Program email, as well as cut and pasted summaries of state secrets on her server and on her BlackBerry nearly guarantee that the FBI will recommend that the Department of Justice convene a grand jury and seek her indictment for espionage. Here is the backstory. It seems that every week, more information comes to light about Clinton’s grave legal woes. Her worries are in two broad categories: One is her well-documented failure to safeguard state secrets and the other is her…Continue Reading

At March For Life Youth Rally . . . Priest Tells How He Regrets His Role In An Abortion

January 28, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By BEN JOHNSON WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Fr. Stephen Imbarrato is a father who regrets lost fatherhood. Fr. Imbarrato has served as a priest for 10 years and founded two pro-life organizations in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe: Project Defending Life and Protest ABQ. He’s also a father who lost children to abortion. Long before he was ordained or became a seminarian, Stephen Imbarrato got his girlfriend pregnant and told her “it would be best if you had the abortion,” Fr. Imbarrato told hundreds of young people at the annual March for Life Youth Rally in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of January 21. He said “what many men do…I’ll support you, whatever you decide.” After she decided to have an…Continue Reading

It’s Back… Colorado Faces Another Push For Assisted Suicide

January 27, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) — One year after a similar effort was defeated, the Colorado legislature will revisit proposals to legalize assisted suicide, with opponents warning against creating incentives for people to kill themselves. “If this legislation becomes law, it will place the lives of the vulnerable in the hands of an insurance and health-care industry whose profit-driven culture would incentivize doctors to prescribe death,” Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila said in a video. “These bills are not good for us, because they make it easier for people with bad intentions to prey upon the disabled.” The archbishop added an even stronger warning: “The moral aspects of this debate are very clear: God has taught us not to kill. And that includes…Continue Reading

Restoring The Sacred…. How A Plaster Statue Of Our Lady Changed One Young Woman’s Life

January 26, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES MONTI Part 1 We have all had at some time or another the unfortunate experience of walking into a church that we have not visited before, only to be dismayed by a stark, visually lifeless interior devoid of any statue, painting, or stained-glass window that could transport our soul. In some cases what images there are portray the human form in such an ugly or distorted manner that they leave the heart frigid and unmoved. But however spiritually starved we may feel in churches like this, there is an even greater reason to regret what has been done here. For an opportunity has been lost, the opportunity to communicate the treasures of our faith to a curious visitor…Continue Reading

More On Justice Scalia

January 25, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK In this space in The Wanderer on January 7, in a column entitled “Out of Context,” we offered a discussion of the unfair criticism made by leading liberals of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments in a speech late last year. Scalia told the audience that “it does not benefit African-Americans to — to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less — a slower-track school where they do well”; that it does not serve blacks for them to be “pushed into schools that are too advanced for them.” Scalia went on to point out that “most of the…Continue Reading

Culture Of Life 101… “How Dissenters Attack The ‘Oneness’ Of The Church”

January 24, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By BRIAN CLOWES Conclusion (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes has been director of research and training at Human Life International since 1995. For an electronic copy of the book Call to Action or Call to Apostasy, consisting of a detailed description of the current forms of dissent and how to fight them, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + As we have seen, dissenters subscribe to the articles of a so-called “Charter of the Rights of Catholics in the Church,” which was written in the mid-1990s and sets forth a long list of demands. These range from the acceptance of abortion and homosexuality to women and married “community-ordained facilitators.” The unspoken but very obvious objective of the charter is the transformation…Continue Reading

Killing Babies

January 23, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO In one week during January 1973, President Richard M. Nixon was inaugurated to his second term, former President Lyndon B. Johnson died, the United States and North Vietnam entered into the Paris Peace Accords, and the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Only the last of these events continues to affect and haunt the moral and constitutional order every minute of every day. The court’s decision in Roe v. Wade is arguably its most controversial in the post-World War II era. Its effect has been as pernicious to human life as was its 19th-century intellectual progenitor, Dred Scott v. Sanford, in which the Supreme Court ruled that African-Americans are not persons. Roe declares that the states may not…Continue Reading

Save The Shrine Of Christ The King In Chicago

January 22, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By REY FLORES It has been a few months now since members of the Shrine of Christ the King endured their latest setback in restoring their church. The 92-year-old edifice suffered a fire that took 150 firemen to put out. Now the Archdiocese of Chicago has made the recommendation to demolish the church building because it says that restoring the damaged edifice would be “cost prohibitive.” It’s not the first time the building has been in the crosshairs of the wrecking ball. Back in 1976 when it used to be St. Gelasius, there was also a fire which did shutter the church, but it survived demolition. The building may not be so fortunate this time around. The sad part is…Continue Reading

Nancy Pelosi . . . Claims She’s “With The Catholic Church” On Abortion

January 21, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By BEN JOHNSON WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — After decades as a crusader against any restriction or regulation of abortion, Democratic Cong. Nancy Pelosi said January 12, “I don’t believe in abortion on demand.” The House Minority Leader, who regularly earns a zero percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee, told Roll Call that she is “with the program” of the Catholic Church when it comes to abortion. “I don’t believe in abortion on demand, I don’t believe in abortion on demand,” she said, repeating herself, during a videotaped interview with Melinda Henneberger. “I don’t even like to use the word.” However, NARAL Pro-Choice America slammed the former speaker’s comments as “troubling,” “disappointing and ill-advised.” “The [House] leader should…Continue Reading

Cardinal Wuerl Says… Firing Dissident Employees Protects Catholic School’s Mission

January 20, 2016 Featured Today Comments Off

By KIMBERLY SCHARFENBERGER (Editor’s Note: This article is reprinted from Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society [www.cardinalnewmansociety.org]. All rights reserved.) + + + Catholic schools have “an obligation” to terminate employees who actively oppose Church teaching and whose conduct “undermines the Church’s ability to fulfill her mission,” Donald Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, D.C., recently wrote in a blog post addressing the firing of a Church employee found to be in a same-sex marriage. “The purpose of our parishes, schools, ministries, and other Catholic entities — ‘and the task of those who work for them — is to lead people to Jesus’,” explained Cardinal Wuerl, citing his May 2015 pastoral letter Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity…Continue Reading