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My Meeting With Billy Graham

February 26, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on My Meeting With Billy Graham

By JACK KENNY God and nature and the weatherman all cooperated on the day Billy Graham came to Manchester, N.H., a city of about 100,000 people in the southern end of the state, about an hour’s drive north of Boston. Vermonters and New Hampshirites like to say the other state is upside down, since the one is shaped like the inverted image of the other. And in a way, Manchester and the slightly smaller city of Nashua, about 18 miles further south, are inverted demographic images of the Granite State. For the state as a whole is about two-thirds Protestant and roughly one-third Catholic. In Manchester and Nashua, it is the reverse. So in coming to Manchester, Graham, the Protestant…Continue Reading

Another School Shooting . . . Grabbing Guns Doesn’t Hold Answer For Why This Violence Occurs

February 25, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Another School Shooting . . . Grabbing Guns Doesn’t Hold Answer For Why This Violence Occurs

By DEXTER DUGGAN Commenting after the gunman’s attack that left 17 victims dead at a Parkland, Fla., high school on February 14 — both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day this year — opinion writer Victor Joecks paused to make this brief observation before ending his column posted on February 17: “The only time mass murder isn’t universally mourned in the United States is when abortionists kill millions of preborn babies.” Joecks works for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada’s largest daily, so he’s not unacquainted with mass shootings after the October 1 massacre on the Strip in his own city. Three days later, posting on February 20 about shootings, Joecks noted that a survivor of the Florida Valentine’s Day massacre had…Continue Reading

Compulsory Sterilization And Stolen Fruit Of The Womb

February 24, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Compulsory Sterilization And Stolen Fruit Of The Womb

By REY FLORES “And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.” We all know this beautiful scriptural part of the Hail Mary. It declares that Jesus is truly the fruit which Our Blessed Mother bore from her sacred womb. When God created us, He made woman to have the ability to do the same. Like the Virgin Mary giving birth to Jesus, every time a child is created and eventually born, this miraculous event is repeated, constantly reminding us of God’s awesome power and love. Who on God’s green earth would ever even imagine interfering in any way with such an astounding miracle? We learn from the very beginning of mankind in the Book of Genesis 1:28: “God blessed…Continue Reading

Three Fellow Travelers For Lent

February 23, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Three Fellow Travelers For Lent

By SHAUN KENNEY One of the great things about Lent is that it reminds you of the cadence of the liturgical season, the way it rises and falls with the seasons themselves. Just as surely as fall feasting culminates with Christmas, so too does winter and all its reminders truly arrive with Lent. Of course, once upon a time, we would all be tilling the earth for our livelihood. Subsistence would be the order of the day, with average lifespans of about 35 years of age and old age a rare occurrence indeed. To have seen too many winters or too few was a mark of the passage of time, not to mention, the mark of wisdom. One really has…Continue Reading

AMAC Seniors Organization . . . Stands Up For Right-To-Life Movement

February 22, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on AMAC Seniors Organization . . . Stands Up For Right-To-Life Movement

By DEXTER DUGGAN The president of a large national seniors organization that advocates conservative values told The Wanderer he was pleased with reaction to pro-life articles in the group’s quarterly magazine’s winter issue. The front cover of that issue of Amac Advantage, published by the Association of Mature American Citizens (, was entirely devoted to pro-life topics, including a large illustration of a baby and blurbs of three articles inside. The cover read: “Protecting the Miracle of Life. The gift of life has been under attack for decades in the United States. AMAC is taking a stand to expose the institutions that demean the sacred blessing of life, including Planned Parenthood and the Roe v. Wade ruling. We must give…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Despite Church’s Latitude In Judgment, Leftists Go Too Far

February 21, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Despite Church’s Latitude In Judgment, Leftists Go Too Far

By DEXTER DUGGAN Catholicism and American Political Ideologies: Catholic Social Teaching, Liberalism, and Conservatism, by Stephen M. Krason, Hamilton Books, Lanham, Md., ISBN 978-0-7618-6977-1, 262 pages, hardback, $24.99, 2017. Available at House Minority Leader and leftist Nancy Pelosi, of San Francisco, conducted another of her famous Democratic Party prayer services on February 7 on behalf of young illegal aliens, holding the floor for hours as she cited Bible passages, the very denominational Catholic rosary, and the helpful Catholic hierarchy. Saith Nancy: How about saying the rosary on the House floor? Tellingly, the nearly 78-year-old Pelosi explained, for those who may not understand, that the rosary isn’t merely five decades of mysteries, but “the full rosary,” “15 decades of the…Continue Reading

Slippery Slope To Euthanasia

February 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Slippery Slope To Euthanasia

By MIKE MANNO “Death with dignity,” they call it; others claim it is a “compassionate choice.” To me it is “doctor-prescribed death.” But no matter what you call it, it is the road to euthanasia; a path that has been tread by far too many venues already. The concept of voluntary — or even involuntary — death to prevent suffering goes back to the ancient Greeks and Romans and was a fairly universally accepted proposition in pagan societies. However, as Christianity spread throughout Europe, suicide — voluntary or not — became a moral issue and emphasis was placed on the dignity of life, as society tended to follow the teachings of the Church and life was treated as a gift…Continue Reading

The Shallow State

February 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Shallow State

By CHRISTOPHER MANION In recent issues, we have briefly described how the “Deep State” operates in the realm of government (September 28, 2017) and the Church (December 21, 2017). In both cases, seasoned bureaucrats have burrowed deep into the organization in order not to serve its purposes but to pervert them. As a result, in government, elected officials discover that their laws (with regard to the legislative branch) or their policies (with regard to the executive branch) are in some mysterious way turned into a train wreck caused by hidden forces which they can neither identify nor control. In the Church, bishops have created bureaucracies so large that they now depend on them, rather than vice-versa. And by what seems…Continue Reading

Republican Majorities . . . Still Don’t Cut Tax Funding To Big Abortion

February 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Republican Majorities . . . Still Don’t Cut Tax Funding To Big Abortion

By DEXTER DUGGAN What was going through the mind of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) as he spoke to the huge national March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 19? He said about anything the multitude could wish to hear, including this: “We’re making a lot of progress. In the House, we passed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.” Less than a month later, however, when the two-year federal government spending deal was agreed to in the early hours of February 9, Planned Parenthood wasn’t losing its customary taxpayer funding. It never has, despite scandal after scandal, including the shocking 2015 video revelations of abortionists selling specifically ordered body parts of aborted babies. Although voters had given the GOP…Continue Reading

A Book Review… A Prominent Catholic Historian Stumbles In New Book

February 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… A Prominent Catholic Historian Stumbles In New Book

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Catholic historian James Hitchcock has been one of my favorites. When I first read his Catholicism and Modernity, I invited him to address a groundbreaking conference called to defend the family, held 40 years ago in Rockford, Ill. Several of his books line my shelf, and warm memories abide of his leadership roles in the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, where his erudition was always appreciated. Some ten years ago, Dr. Hitchcock published a series of articles in the Human Life Review (HLR) which have now been developed into a book-length account (Abortion, Religious Freedom, and Catholic Politics, Transaction Publishers [now the Routledge imprint of Taylor and Francis]. Routledge currently lists these prices: Hardback $100 [sic]; Paperback $44.95.)…Continue Reading