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Seasons Beatings In Ferguson

November 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES For the past week, we have seen what America 2014 looks like in all of her raw ugliness. This is not the America we were taught about in grade school — an America where images of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are forever etched in our memories like cheap cardboard classroom decorations. Every day in America there are murders being committed, from abortions to drive-by shootings to police officers gunning down criminals as needed to defend their own lives. Apparently in America today, there is an agenda to demonize a policeman who was simply doing his job, found himself in a life-threatening situation, and did what any well-trained law enforcement professional would have done. Officer Darren Wilson’s…Continue Reading

After OK’ing An Invasion . . . What More Will Obama Get Away With?

November 29, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The president of the United States has grown weary of waiting for the new Congress to pass his Voter Optimization and Transformation Enhancement (VOTE) bill, introduced a month ago, so Barack Obama declares he has enacted it on his own. It’s February 2015, and one month is plenty long to wait for this critical legislation to be approved. The new and misnamed VOTE law is to begin removing the eligibility of the middle class to vote in elections. Obama’s leftist theory is that the middle class already enjoys excessive power and privilege over the lower classes including illegal aliens, so he must redress the imbalance in order to help guarantee the constitutional right to equality.…Continue Reading

Moral Befuddlement In Ferguson

November 28, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” Edmund Burke’s insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Mo., after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The rioting, looting, arson, and gunfire that began after McCulloch relayed the grand jury’s decision, a decision long predicted and anticipated, revealed the unspoken truth about Ferguson. The problem in Ferguson is not the 53-man police department. The problem is the hoodlum element those Ferguson cops have to police, who, that Monday night, burned…Continue Reading

Omaha’s Pope Paul VI Institute . . . Brings New Beginnings To Women And Life To New Babies

November 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

  By DEXTER DUGGAN Part 1 OMAHA — A young Nebraska mother with a smiley eight-month-old baby boy at home listened with curiosity to remarks during an educational program here about natural fertility regulation and achieving pregnancy in difficult cases. She and her husband initially hadn’t been successful at trying to conceive. Now she was learning there’s a medical institute right here in Nebraska’s largest city that she hadn’t been aware of, drawing clients from around the United States and beyond. It’s the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, a professional pro-life academy that promotes women’s awareness of how their bodies work and is open to clients regardless of religious persuasion. In harmony with the Catholic…Continue Reading

The Catholic Who Made Thanksgiving Possible

November 26, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By RAY CAVANAUGH When thinking of religion and Thanksgiving, Protestant Puritanism naturally comes to mind. Many are unaware that Squanto, the native who made Thanksgiving possible, was Catholic. In more recent times, there has been some cynicism directed at the story of Squanto and the Pilgrims. The original Thanksgiving has been dismissed by some as a happy-faced myth designed to sugarcoat (especially for youngsters) initial relations between whites and Indians, before the whites proceeded to steal all the land. Looking at how history turned out, this cynicism is in some ways understandable. But, to Squanto’s credit, he was as helpful as the legend conveys. For evidence, we need only to turn to the journal, Of Plymouth Plantation, written by William…Continue Reading

George Orwell Misses The Mark

November 25, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK George Orwell is among my favorite writers, top five maybe. His clear and unadorned writing style is one reason. You seldom have to read his sentences a second time to grasp their meaning. I also admire his decency and sense of fair play, which comes through in spite of his left-wing views. That said, there are times when his socialist leanings cloud his judgment. His essay “Boys’ Weeklies,” written for the British magazine Horizon in 1940, is a case in point. It could have been written by what Orwell used to call a “parlour Bolshie,” one of the trendy leftists he spent much of his professional life denouncing for their disdain for the ordinary people of…Continue Reading

Visiting Nebraska’s Boys Town . . . A December Gift To Aid Troubled Youngsters Since 1917

November 24, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN BOYS TOWN, Neb. — Like a salvific event in a scruffy Middle Eastern manger centuries earlier, there was a modest beginning in far-eastern Nebraska in December 1917 that would go on to attract the mighty in awe. No astrologer-kings on their camels searched for the Christ Child in the Cornhusker State, just west of the border with Iowa. However, a succession of human stars in the rising 20th century came to pay tribute to the work done for other children made in His image. Movie, music, and sports personalities, a national humorist, a war hero, and a U.S. president were among those who came to this location on the west side of Omaha to recognize what was…Continue Reading

A Catholic Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES Before you get the idea that you will be reading a historical account of Catholics and the Thanksgiving holiday, forget it. This is simply one man’s way of being grateful for having been baptized a Catholic. It kind of reminds me of those funny bumper stickers I see once in a while when I’m in the South that read: “American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.” Except in our case as practicing Catholics, it’s more like: “Catholic by birth, practicing by the grace of God.” It’s one thing to be born into a Catholic family and baptized Catholic, but it really is by the grace of God that some of us out here can fully…Continue Reading

On Border Chaos . . . USCCB Casts Its Lot With Obama, Not The U.S. Voter

November 22, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — To hear the dominant media and other elites tell the story, the Republicans were on the wrong side of issue after issue leading up to the midterm elections, including immigration, environmentalism, and “health care.” However, reality-based voters in November rewarded the GOP with bigger numbers not only in the U.S. House and Senate, but also at state capitol executive offices and legislative chambers. The Democratic Party grew weaker. Voters rejected the illegality, deceit, and disorder that Barack Obama’s political party clearly represents on a number of fronts, including repeated serious lies about Obamacare and defiant massive illegal immigration that places the overwhelming burden on the United States, not native countries, to embrace wanderers careless about…Continue Reading

Omaha’s Pope Paul VI Institute . . . Brings New Beginnings To Women And Life To New Babies

November 22, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Part 1 OMAHA — A young Nebraska mother with a smiley eight-month-old baby boy at home listened with curiosity to remarks during an educational program here about natural fertility regulation and achieving pregnancy in difficult cases. She and her husband initially hadn’t been successful at trying to conceive. Now she was learning there’s a medical institute right here in Nebraska’s largest city that she hadn’t been aware of, drawing clients from around the United States and beyond. It’s the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, a professional pro-life academy that promotes women’s awareness of how their bodies work and is open to clients regardless of religious persuasion. In harmony with the Catholic faith,…Continue Reading