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Need For Help Grows… Obamacare Spikes Put More Stress On People Seeking Medical Assistance

August 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Need For Help Grows… Obamacare Spikes Put More Stress On People Seeking Medical Assistance

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A thriving medical program to assist the uninsured and underinsured in this metropolitan area has seen demand for its free services grow despite passage of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). In fact, the demand has become greater. Catherine Amiot, president and executive director of the Mission of Mercy program here, said its leaders wondered if implementation of the ACA would make their role unnecessary, but the result has been just the opposite. Simply presenting facts but not making political observations, Amiot spoke about her organization’s work to a gathering of the Catholic Physicians Guild of Phoenix in a meeting room at Phoenix diocesan headquarters on August 5. Many people “just hanging on to a…Continue Reading

Transgenders In The Military

August 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Transgenders In The Military

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Here we go again: Seemingly rational and good people are rushing to the microphones to say things they would have thought preposterous just ten years ago. President Trump’s order to prohibit transgendered people from serving in the military set them off. It could have been a Saturday Night Live skit, with characters representing conservative members of Congress falling all over themselves to protect the right of someone like Caitlin Jenner to live in the barracks. The media sought out military veterans among members of Congress to highlight the case: John McCain said it was an “insult to these patriotic individuals who only want to serve their country”; Joni Ernst, the Republican senator from Iowa, protested that…Continue Reading

The Necessary Armor Of God In The 21st Century

August 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Necessary Armor Of God In The 21st Century

By REY FLORES Twenty-first century media, whether it’s so-called entertainment, fake news, or corporate sports, basically, all modern-day popular culture media in all its forms is a big steaming pile of elephant dung. At least, according to AfricaGeographic.com, elephant dung has many useful purposes. It can be utilized for everything from headache relief to brewing coffee and beer, and building material. That’s a lot more than can be said about the useless twenty-first century pop culture. If it weren’t for the Internet, we’d all be stuck with being brainwashed by whatever the major television networks and cable companies are broadcasting, and whatever lies that the print fake news media publish. Unfortunately, the Internet is also a propaganda tool which has…Continue Reading

Interview With Cardinal Burke… (Part 2) Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love

August 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Interview With Cardinal Burke… (Part 2) Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love
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By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics for which he provided his illuminating insights are the Message of Our Lady of Fatima, an appraisal of the situation in which the Church finds herself in contemporary times, and the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy. (This interview will appear in three parts in The Wanderer. Part one appeared in last week’s issue.) + + + Part 2 Q. When I…Continue Reading

Singer Campbell Became Contrite . . . Why Can’t The McCains Of The Political World Do Likewise?

August 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Singer Campbell Became Contrite . . . Why Can’t The McCains Of The Political World Do Likewise?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Country-music giant Glen Campbell felt small back in 2003 after he was arrested for a drunken-driving incident here. A performer made famous with some everyman sort of music themes, he was humbled and contrite after committing the same kind of alcohol offense that hourly wage-earners might. Having taken the road to fortune with chart-toppers like By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Campbell ended up living among millionaires here north of thoroughfare Camelback Road, but later took his life’s route away from Phoenix, apparently still stung by embarrassment over the incident that started at a strip mall, and deciding to go live elsewhere. The strip mall wasn’t a high-end location but served everyday commerce like…Continue Reading

Border Bishop . . . Blasts Pro-Life Officials For Opposing Amnesty

August 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Border Bishop . . . Blasts Pro-Life Officials For Opposing Amnesty

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On July 3, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, published a nationally distributed op-ed blasting nine state attorneys general and one governor for insisting that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions enforce U.S. immigration law. The officials, led by Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas, had addressed specifically DACA, the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” policy announced by the Obama administration on June 15, 2012, which gave some 1.1 million “Dreamers” — aliens who entered the U.S. illegally when they were 16 or younger — the opportunity to avoid deportation under certain circumstances. In their letter, the officials observed that “DACA unilaterally confers eligibility for work authorization and lawful presence without any statutory authorization from Congress.” In…Continue Reading

After The Coup, What Then?

August 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on After The Coup, What Then?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable. As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates. The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent. Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets. Thanks to a media who savage him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40 percent in most of the rest. Before Trump departed D.C., The Washington Post ran transcripts of…Continue Reading

Antonio Gramsci’s Grand Plan

August 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Antonio Gramsci’s Grand Plan

By ALBERTO M. PIEDRA (Editor’s Note: Dr. Piedra is the Donald E. Bently Professor of Political Economy at The Institute of World Politics.) + + + “Christianity had become so thoroughly integrated into the daily lives of nearly everyone, including non-Christians living in Christian lands, it was so pervasive, that it formed an almost impenetrable barrier to the new, revolutionary civilization Marxists wish to create. Attempting to batter down that barrier proved unproductive, since it only generated powerful counterrevolutionary forces, consolidating them and making them potentially deadly. “Therefore, in place of the frontal attack, how much more advantageous and less hazardous to attack the enemy’s society subtly, with the aim of transforming the society’s collective mind gradually, over a period…Continue Reading

Filtering Out Conservative Professors

August 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Filtering Out Conservative Professors

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Everyone has seen the polls indicating that well over 80 percent of college professors identify themselves as liberal Democrats, or further to the left. The explanation for the lopsided results has been debated on the right since at least the 1950s, when William F. Buckley wrote God and Man at Yale. Buckley charged Yale’s faculty with promoting a collectivist and secular bias in their classes, and called upon Yale’s alumni to exert their authority to correct the situation. Things did not change at Yale. If anything the liberal bias became more pronounced with the passing of time. But the book launched Buckley’s career as a political commentator, so something good came of it. The explanation for the preponderance…Continue Reading

I Confess!

August 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on I Confess!

By CHRISTOPHER MANION I have harbored an illegal alien. It was October 1965. I had just finished Notre Dame’s intensive German program in Salzburg, and we had ten days to travel before our sophomore year abroad began in Innsbruck. As usual, I intended to hitchhike, and made plans to visit Germany, winding up at Oktoberfest in Munich. On my last afternoon in Salzburg, a knock came on my door. Frau Höferer, the Austrian woman who ran the program, told me in hushed tones that a member of the Hungarian national soccer team — which was playing a series of games in Austria that week — wanted to defect. He was a friend of one of her assistants, whose family lived…Continue Reading