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Aftermath Of Arlington Gunfire… Society Keeps Sliding Downward, So Who Gets The Blame?

June 27, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Aftermath Of Arlington Gunfire… Society Keeps Sliding Downward, So Who Gets The Blame?

By DEXTER DUGGAN He had suffered for more than seven years under brutal North Vietnamese Communist captors before he and nearly 600 other American POWs were released in early 1973, with the Communists triumphant in the Southeast Asia war that they and left-wing media fought against the U.S. government. Air Force Capt. Edward Alan Brudno, captured in 1965, had been kept in solitary confinement for long periods and was deprived of news reports from the U.S. for years. A Marine pilot in an adjoining cell reportedly recalled Brudno as a tough little guy who wanted to be an astronaut, who hated the Communists, and “used guile and cunning to outwit the guards.” After a few months back home in the…Continue Reading

Catholic Pro-Life Camp Is A Great Family Opportunity

June 26, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholic Pro-Life Camp Is A Great Family Opportunity

By REY FLORES Summer vacation time for teens and young adults can sometimes be a challenge for families. They have several options, like taking up a summer job to either save money for college or simply to have their own “mad money” for their smartphones, gas, movies, or other fun activities. Some young people like to volunteer at any of a garden variety of nonprofits, helping the homeless or underprivileged children, but that usually isn’t the norm. At worst, a teen might waste his entire summer just bumming around playing video games, attached to his computers, tablets, or smartphones simply goofing off. For those of you who may be financially blessed enough to send your own teens, grandchildren, or help…Continue Reading

With Media Thumb On Scales Again . . . Anti-Trump Sales Pitch Still Produces Result Weighing Zero

June 25, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on With Media Thumb On Scales Again . . . Anti-Trump Sales Pitch Still Produces Result Weighing Zero

By DEXTER DUGGAN After the highest-spending race for a single U.S. House seat ever, more than $50 million, what was to result from outspent Republican Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District contest? The symbolism weighed ten tons. Democrats and their media allies were desperate to prove that President Trump is despised by a nation aching to rebuke him, including when voting to fill congressional seats. The outcome weighed in for them at zero ounces. They failed. Bitterness and back-biting. As for a practical, not emotional, result, stay tuned. Early and strong Trump supporter Laura Ingraham told her national radio audience the morning after the June 20 victory, “I’m so happy I can barely see straight.” Handel won by…Continue Reading

The Long Hot Summer Begins

June 24, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Long Hot Summer Begins

By CHRISTOPHER MANION After Karen Handel’s victory in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, the Republican majority in Congress has the wind at its back. Republican Ralph Norman’s victory in South Carolina the same day makes it four out of four victories for the GOP in special elections this year to fill seats vacated by representatives appointed to senior jobs in the Trump administration. But the Republicans also face a strong headwind — the spreading violence of the radical left, energized by months of goading and abetting from major Democrats and resulting in violence from Washington to Chicago to Berkeley, culminating in the attempted “baseball massacre” of pro-life Republicans by an ardent socialist and Bernie Sanders volunteer. In congressional district offices across…Continue Reading

Bernie’s Comments On Christians… Weren’t Just Arrogant, They Were Unconstitutional

June 23, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bernie’s Comments On Christians… Weren’t Just Arrogant, They Were Unconstitutional

By JONATHON VAN MAREN (Editor’s Note: Jonathon Van Maren graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2010 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. He is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. LifeSiteNews published this commentary. All rights reserved.) + + + While the fact that anti-Christian sentiment — and certainly contempt — underlies and animates the views of the progressive elites is no secret to anyone, rarely has there been an articulation of that bigotry as brazen as the meltdown of Sen. Bernie Sanders during the confirmation hearing of President Trump nominee Russell Vought. Red-faced and shouting, Sanders demanded to know how exactly Vought could possibly believe what orthodox Christians have always believed — and…Continue Reading

Suicide Of The West

June 22, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Suicide Of The West

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK One of the most discussed books in conservative intellectual circles in the mid-1960s was Suicide of the West by James Burnham, one of the editors of National Review at the time. Burnham’s thesis was that the moral relativism and one-world aspirations central to secular liberalism would result in a lack of national resolve that could threaten the survival of the Western democracies. I’d say the jury is still out. B.J. of Ft. Myers, Fla., writes to offer an analogous warning to modern Americans. B.J. informs us that there was a time when he was “a dedicated Democrat. I was a teacher from 1958 to 1965. My whole family were God-believing, Church-going Democrats.” That party affiliation ended for him when “Democratic judges…Continue Reading

Liberal Nuns

June 21, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Liberal Nuns

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Like most Catholics who grew up in the middle years of the 20th century, I have a difficult time figuring out the endgame of the nuns in groups such as Network and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). (I am going to use the term “nun” in what follows as it is used colloquially, even though some may object that it applies only to women religious who live cloistered lives.) The modern liberal nuns are a mystery to me, poles apart from the Dominican sisters who taught me in grade school. In fact, it seems to be a high priority of modern liberal nuns to make sure that we understand that new reality.

The Sick Derangement Of Liberals

June 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Sick Derangement Of Liberals

By REY FLORES (Editor’s Note: Rey Flores wrote this column before the June 14 shooting at the Congressional Baseball Game practice. See his online commentary posted that day at www.thewandererpress.com.) + + + It seems to be that every day in America since Donald J. Trump became our 45th president, the radical left-wing maniacs have gone more and more berserk and they are now treading very dangerous waters. If it’s not some failed has-been comic posing with a bloody mock severed head of President Trump, it’s a bunch of talentless actors in New York’s Central Park staging a modern version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar — complete with the Caesar character represented by an actor who is made up to look…Continue Reading

Gunfire At Ballpark . . . Democrat Leaders’ Cowardice Helps Propel Nation Toward Breakdown

June 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Gunfire At Ballpark . . . Democrat Leaders’ Cowardice Helps Propel Nation Toward Breakdown

By DEXTER DUGGAN If more political leaders had stood up for basic moral beliefs, there probably would have been less of the growth of left-wing extremism that enabled hysteria culminating in the shooting attack on Republican members of Congress on a Virginia baseball field in mid-June. However, with each step further left that the national Democratic Party took in recent decades, prominent figures like Catholics Cong. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Tim Kaine. and Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined the march in the role of avid pro-abortionists, supporters of homosexual privilege, and advocates of a politicized “morality” that detested its opposition. No accusation seemed too wild. Even the imaginary idea that Republican Donald Trump managed to conspire with Russia to steal the presidential…Continue Reading

University Of Mary’s President… Says We Need To Rediscover Contemplation

June 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on University Of Mary’s President… Says We Need To Rediscover Contemplation

By PEGGY MOEN MINNEAPOLIS — Asked by The Wanderer what advice he would give to someone planning to transform a Catholic college, Msgr. James Patrick Shea, president of the University of Mary, said “hiring for mission” is paramount. “Find people who love the Lord and the faith,” he said, and then put them in “key positions.” These key people can then build a campus culture that supports contemplation, said Msgr. Shea, who earned a licentiate in philosophy at Catholic University, and studied theology at the Gregorian and Lateran universities in Rome. Monsignor was speaking at the Church of St. Helena here at the 21st Annual Benefit Banquet for The Catholic Servant, a locally based monthly newspaper. In his June 7…Continue Reading