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Satan Dons The Black Robes of “Justice” Again . . .

June 26, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

Not since Roe v. Wade in 1973 has the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision so diabolical in its contents and consequences. This 5-4 ruling allowing same-sex marriage may have implications beyond anyone’s wildest expectations, with threats to the rights of Catholics, other Christians, Orthodox Jews, and more. Again this nation has exhibited its tendency to enact its own laws in the face of the laws of God and nature. How can we truthfully say “God bless America” anymore? Remember that God will not be mocked. We now have to be on our knees with a resounding plea: “God have mercy on America.” — Joseph Matt, The Wanderer

Catholic Exceptionalism: Worth Fighting For

June 26, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES We have heard the expression “American exceptionalism,” and this I believe is true, although in the current era, our nation has been anything but exceptional. As Catholics, however, we are exceptional simply by being baptized into our Church — and living up to that isn’t going to be easy, but it is well worth the fight. There happens to be a dark cloud that hovers over us all, but beneath that cloud, there are lower-lying clouds that are unique and exclusive to each one of us. We all carry a cross — some crosses are given to us, while other crosses are ones that we built and thrust upon ourselves. But the one thing that is certain…Continue Reading

New Coulter Book Shows . . .. Crime Has No Race, But Criminals Know How To Play Racial Game

June 25, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The liberal Boston Globe’s Sunday, June 14, front page had a prominent photo of a scowling, middle-aged man with the headline, “Don’t take your eyes off this man (or the hundreds like him); They were warned, but federal immigration officials did just that.” The elusive man was identified as Santos Hernandez Carrera, a knifepoint rapist. The lengthy story told of immigrant criminals, some but not all of them with Latino names, simply released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because their home countries wouldn’t take them back. “They are convicted rapists, child molesters, and kidnappers — among ‘the worst of the worst,’ as one law-enforcement agency put it,” the Globe reporter wrote. “Yet the…Continue Reading

Obamatrade’s Conga Line . . . Have Elite Party Leaders Finally Misstepped Too Far?

June 24, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN What could it take to shake the ponderous Republican Party congressional leadership out of its determination to deliver a harmful globalist trade deal that would mean a major triumph to enhance the clout of the Republicans’ most powerful, arbitrary, and deceitful foe, Barack Obama? Just to ask the question is to reveal the depths GOP leaders had sunk to. This was a totally self-inflicted wound after they’d been on top of the world with victory in the November 2014 elections. They’d been empowered by voters to rein in and constrict the out-of-control Obama. But before you could blink an eye, diffident GOP leaders like the Senate’s Mitch McConnell and the House’s John Boehner desperately were waving their…Continue Reading

Don’t Miss This Week’s Print Edition Of The Wanderer . . .

June 23, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

There is much to be concerned with the Pope’s new encyclical on the environment, such as the “scientific advisers” who were consulted for this document, as well as some of the “accepted scientific theory” treated as fact in Laudato Si. Unsurprisingly, a firestorm of criticism has erupted on the Internet and over the airwaves about the Pope’s new encyclical. James K. Fitzpatrick’s front-page column for The Wanderer this week reminds us about what seems to be lost in the conflict: “The Church claims authority only in faith and morals, not in science and economics.” On the other hand, Fr. Kevin M. Cusick’s column highlights the portions of the document where Catholic teaching does play an important role. The Pope has…Continue Reading

Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 Conference . . . What Will The “Reform Of The Reform” Look Like?

June 23, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES MONTI His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke took a front row seat in the audience for the morning session of talks on Day Two (Tuesday, June 2) of the Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 conference in New York City. The Tuesday proceedings began with a presentation by the accomplished author and liturgical scholar Fr. Thomas Kocik, a contributor to Dom Alcuin Reid’s forthcoming T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy. Addressing the key concept of a “Reform of the Reform” in the sacred liturgy, Fr. Kocik outlined the diversity of opinions as to how such a reform should be carried out. He endorsed an approach that takes the 1962 Missale Romanum as its starting point. Noting that the liturgical reform should address…Continue Reading

Milquetoast Mass While Our House Is On Fire

June 21, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES This past Sunday due to family scheduling conflicts, I attended Sunday Mass at a nearby parish instead of our family’s parish, which is about 75 miles away from our home. Given that I have attended the Traditional Latin Mass exclusively for the past 12 years, it’s always an adventure for me when I attend a Novus Ordo Mass at a parish that is completely new to me. I always find it interesting to see how crowded the parking lots and pews are, but it’s almost as if people are there because they have to be there, not because they want to be there. Almost immediately upon entering the church a couple of minutes late, I hear the…Continue Reading

Why Are The Bad Guys Winning In The Middle East?

June 20, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK When I was a young man, there was a period of years when I was intrigued by argument that history was moving along a predetermined plan determined by God. It was a proposition that seemed plausible to me because it seemed that the “good buys” always emerged triumphant in the great conflicts of each era, even if it took some time. You can see why I was willing to buy into the theory. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and Tojo got their comeuppance. Napoleon was eventually stopped. The Moors were driven from Spain. The Soviet Union crumbled. I am sure you could add to the list. But I eventually gave up trying to make the events of history…Continue Reading

In the Garden of Sodom . . . Forbidden Fruit Becomes The Centerpiece At Banquet Table

June 19, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN The wily serpent in the Garden of Sodom said that of course God was right that you shouldn’t eat the fruit of that certain tree. But surely you can just lick its skin. It needs to look all shiny; you’d only be helping God’s creation look better, as He intended. Now, the serpent said, I’ve just nicked off a tiny bit of its skin for you to put on your tongue. That’s not taking a bite, which God rightly forbade. He just wants you to appreciate the complexity of His creation, all rightly arranged, from the skin to the seeds. Think of this, the serpent said. When He made His restriction, God probably only meant the fruit…Continue Reading

Pope’s Encyclical . . . At First Glance

June 18, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

The international coalition Voice of the Family is deeply concerned by the omission from the encyclical letter Laudato Si of a reaffirmation of the Church’s teaching against contraception and on procreation as the primary end of the sexual act. The encyclical, published this morning [June 18], contains the welcome assertions that “concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible with the justification of abortion” (n. 120) and “that demographic growth is fully compatible with an integral and shared development” (n. 50). However, the omission of any reference to Church teaching on the use of contraception leaves Catholics ill-prepared to resist the international population control agenda. “God commanded man to ‘increase and multiply, and fill the earth’ (Gen. 1:28),” said…Continue Reading