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Hillary’s Hatchet Men

November 8, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Critics of Hillary Clinton have been focusing of late on the evidence that came to light in her testimony before the U.S. House committee on Benghazi, especially the email that documents her deception of the American people and the families of the men killed at the embassy about the role played in their deaths by the anti-Islamic YouTube video. And rightly so. We now know that Hillary was aware that the raid on the embassy was not the result of a spontaneous demonstration over the video, but a planned terrorist attack, in spite of what she and her supporters said in public. It is hard for an honest observer to come to any other conclusion than…Continue Reading

The Synod Of Bishops Concludes . . . Relief, Confusion, And Uncertainties Follow

November 7, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By MAIKE HICKSON The Synod of Bishops on the Family is formally over. And we are grateful. For, as much as many of us feared its arrival, we also came to dread its equivocal continuation. This synod was tinctured from its inception with reasonable suspicions and fears. From its beginning, it seems, many things — not only the procedural rules — were stacked against those prelates who had intended to uphold Christ’s own teaching whole and entire: The papal appointees (45 of them) were mostly liberal-leaning; the commission members for writing the final report were mostly liberal-leaning; and many of the synod’s spokesmen — among them Fr. Thomas Rosica and Fr. Bernd Hagenkord — were liberal-leaning. In addition to all…Continue Reading

An Apple A Day

November 6, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO St. John Paul II, at the Eighth World Youth Day in Denver, urged his audience “not to be afraid to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern ‘metropolis’.” My venture into a particularly modernized segment of this “metropolis” is still fresh in my memory. The family iPad was in need of repair. Now responsibility for taking care of electronic gadgets usually falls to the man of the house even if he knows virtually nothing about how they work. I could not shirk my responsibility, daunting as it may be. My bold adventure took me to an Apple Store which seemed to me more like a combination of a public library and a general…Continue Reading

The Disharmony Between Science And Politics

November 5, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DONALD DeMARCO It is commonly believed that science and faith are incompatible with each other. The truth is that science itself rests on faith, namely, faith that the world which scientists study is intelligible and will yield its order to them in a consistent fashion. Science and politics is a different matter. Politics is often at odds with science. In such cases it often presumes itself to be a higher authority while reserving the right to modify or even veto scientific findings. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes referred to this danger clearly and eloquently in an address he gave to the Massachusetts Medical Society back in 1860: Although “theoretically medicine ought to go on its own straightforward inductive path without…Continue Reading

Evil Is As Evil Does

November 4, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES It’s no accident that Glamour magazine has named Bruce Jenner as the Woman of the Year. This is the latest step in normalizing the abnormal. What Glamour magazine has done is introduce what could be the next big thing in so-called women’s magazines. Who would have ever thought of a woman’s magazine for men who think they’re women? There is a market for it, a very small market at that, but we might someday see something like a Trans-Glamour magazine in the racks at your local grocery store. People can’t seem to get enough of this freakish sideshow. They used to say that sex sells, but apparently what sells now is absolute insanity. Of course the insanity…Continue Reading

One Nation Under God No More

November 3, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

  By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I make an effort to keep up with what is being written by the journalists who focus on the difference in perspective between conservatives and liberals in the United States. For the most part, these columnists, even the best and most interesting of them, bat around the same issues. There is nothing wrong with that. It is interesting and informative to get a wide array of angles on, for example, the Keystone pipeline, President Obama’s handling of ISIS, and what Donald Trump’s candidacy means for the Republican Party. Occasionally, however, I come cross something that breaks new ground, a column that forces me to look at the world differently than before. Andrew J. Bacevich’s article…Continue Reading

11th Planned Parenthood Video . . . Shows Abortion Workers Enthusing Over “Cute” Tiny Organs

November 2, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN It might seem that abortion workers who kill dozens of babies every week would lose interest in the individual characteristics of their victims, but the 11th Planned Parenthood video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) showed a Texas abortionist talking of a colleague’s fascination with their tiny organs. Even though pro-abortionists often try to minimize the killings by saying most abortions occur during the first trimester, the video released October 27 showed Austin, Texas, Planned Parenthood abortionist Amna Dermish, MD, freely acknowledging the development of recognizable organs then. A story posted on October 27 by the Christian Post website about the CMP video quoted Dermish saying about a co-worker: “Yeah, she’ll pull out like kidneys…Continue Reading

The Synod Final Report . . . Much That Is Good, But Humanae Vitae Needed More Emphasis

November 1, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By LOUISE KIRK ROME — When at last it came, the Family Synod’s Final Report with all its ninety-four clauses, a generous first reaction was to be impressed. This was a work pored over not only by the 270 synod fathers, but also by a host of people beavering away in the background. The last three weeks have been solid hard work, led into by the Extraordinary Synod held last year, and a lot of extra footwork was carried out between the two events. Fr. Thomas Rosica made much of all of this in introducing the final report at the press briefing covering its launch. He suggested that the whole synod process should be seen as a continuation of Vatican…Continue Reading

Synod On The Family . . . A Story That Will Be Told

October 31, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By PEGGY MOEN Since the synod ended, the gloom on the blogosphere has been spreading like the onset of winter darkness. Comments from faithful Catholics on the blogosphere and elsewhere show widespead fear and discouragement over the final report of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. The Wanderer’s stand is that while the document fell short, good forces prevented an absolute disaster. Our emphasis will be on continuing the fight, rather than giving into discouragement. The discouragement centers on the final report’s treatment on Communion for the divorced-remarried, which exhibited a “lack of clarity,” as Raymond Cardinal Burke characterized it. The wording of the final synod document quotes John Paul II’s Familiaris Consortio on discernment, but does not quote…Continue Reading

Was The Synod Worth It?

October 30, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By JOSEPH MATT The Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family has drawn to an end. Was it all for naught? If one can even categorize such a thing in terms of winners and losers, the jury seems to still be out regarding the outcome of this 2015 synod. There are many comments on these pages by which one can conclude it certainly was not a success for either side. Time will tell. Some observations are quite clear. It did bring to light two distinct factions within the Church at odds with each other, in a Church where there is only one truth. Much of what bubbled to the surface during the synod has been gnawing at the Church for…Continue Reading