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Former Congressman Says . . . Obama Should Be Confronted On PP Issue With Every Funding Bill

September 28, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN As the Republican-majority Congress struggled to produce a federal budget, a fiery former conservative GOP congressman said in an interview that any appropriations bill sent over to Barack Obama for his signature should have a rider denying funding for Planned Parenthood. Because Obama has promised to veto any such bill, this would keep a damaging focus on the Democrat president’s pro-abortion extremism, former southern California Cong. Robert Dornan told The Wanderer in a September 20 interview. Dornan characterized major-media reporters as Obama’s “2,000 PR people.” “When you make the president veto a bill, it forces his PR people at the networks . . . to discuss the issue at hand,” having to explain that Obama chose to…Continue Reading

Pope Visits Little Sisters Of The Poor .. . Includes Pro-Life, Pro-Family Themes In Talks

September 27, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

(From combined sources) U.S. pro-lifers were eagerly waiting to hear what, if anything, Pope Francis would say about abortion and life issues generally during his visit here. In Cuba, he had denounced abortion and euthanasia. (See this week’s News Notes column on p. 2A and also see the Shepherds column on p. 4B.) While his references to abortion were not as frequent or as detailed as many pro-lifers had hoped, nonetheless, he did raise the issue. Most notably, in his September 23 address to the bishops of the United States in St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Pope Francis listed the “challenging issues of our time,” which included the innocent victims of abortion. He also then said: “I appreciate the unfailing commitment of…Continue Reading

U.S. And Catholicism In Crisis

September 26, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN (Editor’s Note: This column by Patrick J. Buchanan was released on September 22, the day Pope Francis arrived in the United States and before the Holy Father had delivered any talks in the U.S.) + + + During the 1950s, the twin pillars of worldwide anti-Communism were Dwight Eisenhower’s America and the Roman Catholic Church of Pope Pius XII. During the 1980s, the last decade of the Cold War, Ronald Reagan and the Polish Pope, John Paul II, were the pillars of resistance. When Pope Francis arrives in Washington on Tuesday afternoon, the country he enters will be a very different one from Eisenhower’s America or Reagan’s America. And Catholics will be welcoming a new kind…Continue Reading

Pope Says . . . Be Like St. Serra: Reject The “Spirit Of The World”

September 25, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK “The spirit of the world tells us to be like everyone else. But Jesus tells us to go and announce the Gospel,” said Pope Francis in his homily for the Canonization Mass of Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C., on September 23. The liturgy celebrated at the Catholic University of America on a beautiful fall day was a historic occasion for several reasons. It was the first canonization on U.S. soil and the first visit of Pope Francis, the first Pope from the New World, to the United States. The crowd of faithful and other guests, estimated at 25,000, crowded into the quadrangle between the east front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the…Continue Reading

Synod Preamble . . . The Pope’s Extraordinary But Perilous Policy

September 24, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By LOUISE KIRK The time of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. has arrived as I write this. Each stage of his journey, in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, promises individual riches but will also be watched by the world as a preamble to the Synod of the Family happening in October. The Holy Father is aware of this. In a direct challenge to the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling he recently urged Catholic married couples to take up the defense of marriage between one man and one woman as a mission entrusted to them. He explained that this mission is all the more important given that “the image of the family — as God wills it, made up…Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood: Truth Versus Myth

September 23, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON Videos, recently released by the Center for Medical Progress, show officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the harvesting and sale of organs from aborted children. With their ghoulish business exposed, spinmeisters quickly went to work. The president of Planned Parenthood stated that what the organization is doing is legal, humane, and scientifically useful, although, she said, their representative in the video did not display the organization’s deep compassion for women. Most of the broadcast TV networks and cable news programs, sympathetic to abortion, initially ignored this exposé. It would have been their lead story, no doubt, if the harvesting were done on baby seals rather than on unborn children. Generalized language such as fetal tissue is used…Continue Reading

Pope Francis At The White House . . . Morally Acceptable Schadenfreude?

September 22, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

  By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK When you hear someone use the term “schadenfreude,” you are not hearing a compliment. The standard definition of the German word (literally translated “harm-joy”) is “taking pleasure in the misfortune of another.” It is a frame of mind that implies mean-spiritedness, envy, insecurity. But it is not that simple. While engaging in schadenfreude may indicate a character flaw, we use other words and expressions with a similar meaning to denote a more lofty frame of mind, figures of speech that send the message that it is entirely proper for us to take satisfaction in watching the tables get turned on those who deserve it. There are many examples: When we say someone was “knocked off…Continue Reading

“This Could Destroy . . . Us”. . . Tenth Video’s Incriminating Words Show PP Worry Of Being Exposed

September 22, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN “Tissue” is what Planned Parenthood says to the media when the subject of harvesting unborn babies’ body parts wedges itself unwelcomed into the news these days as another Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video is released. It’s the same word that dominantly pro-abortion media obediently use and repeat, just “tissue.” Might as well be talking about facial tissue, or that tissue on the roller in the bathroom. Something just for wiping up with and discarding. When PP asks abortion clients to consent to “donate” their surgical results, it’s also just “tissue” being sought. The client isn’t compensated financially for providing her baby’s body material. She is charged for having it “terminated.” The abortuary makes a profit off…Continue Reading

Abortion Comedies Not Funny

September 21, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES This is not a movie review about the new film Grandma. As a matter of fact, whatever I can do to discourage anyone from viewing this new film, I hope I accomplish with what I am writing here. Now playing in theaters is a movie for our times. This is not because it is such a cinematic epic, but because of its sickening message that families are there to help you through “tough times” by helping you abort your own flesh and blood. Comedienne and actress Lily Tomlin has been a fixture on the cinema stage for close to 50 years now. I never found her to be too funny myself, but as a kid I recall…Continue Reading

Abortion Survivors Address Congress?. . . How To Win The Pro-Life Battle By Casting Off Shackles

September 20, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Had you heard the Republican Party can’t accomplish anything unless it controls the House, Senate, the presidency, the UN secretary generalship, the papacy, the ownership of Disneyland, the commissionership of the National Football League, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the World Series, the Super Bowl, and all the East Coast toll roads? Actually, during the 2014 election campaign, GOP leaders just said they needed to hold the House and take control of the Senate in order to make the big differences the nation was pleading for. However, after they had control of both congressional chambers as 2015 began, the leaders said that’s not enough unless they win the presidency, too. While, of course, holding on to…Continue Reading