Tuesday 27th June 2017

Home » Frontpage » Recent Articles:

“Never Trump?”. . . The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election

September 20, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on “Never Trump?”. . . The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election
trump

By BRIAN CLOWES Part 3 “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern” — Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito, on laws specifically targeting Christians being upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. + + + We have seen that eight or even four years of Hillary Clinton in the White House will result in a truly catastrophic headlong rush to the left in our court system. This will result in judges sweeping away all of the gains pro-lifers have been struggling to achieve over nearly half a century, and millions more preborns will die during her tenure. But the…Continue Reading

Let’s “Get Out the Vote” In 2016

September 19, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Let’s “Get Out the Vote” In 2016

By REY FLORES How many of you are registered to vote? How many of your family and friends of voting age are registered to vote? These are important questions, my friends, because whatever is left of our nation is totally at stake here. The reason I ask these questions is that I am currently conducting a series of powerful “Get Out the Vote” training workshops across the country as grassroots outreach coordinator for the fantastic Leadership Institute. These last few months have found me conducting training sessions in California, Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin — just to name a few places. If you aren’t familiar with Leadership Institute, you should be. Since 1979, the institute has prepared conservatives for…Continue Reading

Doctors Or Spin Doctors? . . . Tumbling Hillary, Catholic Officials Both Need Healthier View Of Reality

September 18, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Doctors Or Spin Doctors? . . . Tumbling Hillary, Catholic Officials Both Need Healthier View Of Reality

By DEXTER DUGGAN When Hillary Clinton had her own towering 9-11 collapse at Ground Zero in New York City on September 11, the chills extended far beyond the alleged pneumonia living inside her pantsuit. Implicitly acknowledging that no claims from the Clinton camp can be fully trusted, sweating Democratic Party officials began to worry if they should start thinking of a replacement for their aggressively pro-abortion presidential nominee. After all, if a confession of pneumonia finally was wrung from her upon being cornered, how much worse might her rumored poor health actually be? Even if Hillary feared she’d be looking straight into the tomb before too long, one can imagine this desperately power-hungry, strident woman ordering doctors with their syringes:…Continue Reading

Never Trump?… The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election

September 17, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Never Trump?… The Case Against “Sitting Out” The Presidential Election

By BRIAN CLOWES Part 2 (Editor’s Note: Brian Clowes is the director of research and training at Human Life International. To receive an electronic copy of this four-part article with footnotes, e-mail him at bclowes@hli.org.) + + + The consequences of anti-Trump voters sitting out this election go far beyond President Hillary Clinton packing the federal court system with extreme leftists. Conservatives who don’t vote or who write in a hopeless candidate are helping ensure that millions more unborn babies will pay the ultimate price. The Obama administration has backed up the abortion industry at every turn, but President Hillary Clinton will go much further. Pro-abortion leaders universally acknowledge that the three highest priorities of Clinton’s presidency will be abortion,…Continue Reading

Mike Pence And Common Core

September 16, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Mike Pence And Common Core

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK My hunch is that even the most ardent supporters of Donald Trump will admit that Trump never gave a thought to what Common Core is all about before he decided to run for president, and that when he shakes his head and tells us “Common Core is a flop; we have to end Common Core,” he is repeating a line an adviser gave him shortly before his first speech on the topic. We know that if some reporter asked him to give specific examples of what he dislikes about Common Core, he would find a way to change the topic so fast that our eyes would spin. There is nothing wrong with him being in this…Continue Reading

The Catholic Vote And Donald Trump

September 15, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on The Catholic Vote And Donald Trump

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Even though I spent my graduate school years nodding in agreement with the writers for conservative publications such as National Review, Triumph, and Intercollegiate Review, I went through a year or so when I was intrigued by the writers associated with the Progressive Era of the early 20th century: people such as Eugene Debs, Herbert Croly, Edward Bellamy, and especially Walter Rauschenbusch. It is not that I thought about becoming a liberal. No chance. But I found the Progressives’ thesis persuasive. The Progressive theorists’ premise was that the rise of corporate power required a broad-based campaign for a large and active central government to serve as an advocate for the ordinary American in the formation of…Continue Reading

Trump Salutes… Two Very Different Catholic Women Who Reached Out To A World In Crisis

September 14, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Trump Salutes… Two Very Different Catholic Women Who Reached Out To A World In Crisis

By DEXTER DUGGAN Over the Labor Day weekend, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump saluted two Catholic women of modest beginnings whose influence grew mighty, Mother Teresa and Phyllis Schlafly. Their common foundation: traditional, biblical values that aid and ennoble bodies and souls. Some might say the newly canonized saint’s work with the desperately poor and the Illinois conservative activist’s involvement with unpredictable politics meant they both labored in the gutters. But both wanted to lift problem-plagued people far above that. A critic might scoff that Schlafly’s political endeavors hardly were comparable to St. Mother Teresa’s charities. But Schlafly was dedicated to drawing people upward from the deadly left-wing gangster thugdoms that oppressed and killed tens of millions elsewhere, and she…Continue Reading

Phyllis Schlafly, RIP… Her Long-Lasting Battles Continue

September 13, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Phyllis Schlafly, RIP… Her Long-Lasting Battles Continue

By PEGGY MOEN ST. PAUL — From The Wanderer, July 1, 1982, a Paul A. Fisher interview with Phyllis Schlafly — a longtime friend of and contributor to The Wanderer — following the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment: Q. What will Phyllis Schlafly do now? Fold up her tent? A. No, we’ve got a great movement. We’re going to keep going. We not only defeated the ERA, but we defeated (President) Carter’s plans to draft women. We’re going to elect candidates. We’re going to work for the economic life of the traditional family. We are going to work in the education field, and we are going to work in the area of national defense. + + + Which is…Continue Reading

Not Just Dems, Media… Conservatives Keep Having To Fight GOP Elements

September 12, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Not Just Dems, Media… Conservatives Keep Having To Fight GOP Elements

By DEXTER DUGGAN Probably not since the surprising Tea Party sprang onto the scene in 2009 has there been such an unexpected arrival of political potency, a man who in fact may suit Tea Partiers to a T — as in Trump. And both the exasperated citizen-rebels who had had it with swollen government and today’s headstrong Donald Trump were greeted the same way by many of the prevailing powers. Not welcomed with eagerness that more voters were becoming involved in democracy, but with disgust that someone dared act outside mandated expectations. The Democratic Party and the dominant media pretty soon sized up the Tea Partiers as a danger — which the citizen-rebels proceeded to verify by overwhelmingly returning the…Continue Reading

Restoring The Sacred… On Bended Knee Within The Holy Of Holies

September 11, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Restoring The Sacred… On Bended Knee Within The Holy Of Holies

By JAMES MONTI In his magnificent July 5 presentation to the 2016 Sacra Liturgia UK Conference in London, His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah not only raised the important issue of celebrating the Ordinary Form of the Mass ad orientem, as has been widely reported, but also urged a renewed fidelity to the prescribed practice of kneeling for the consecration and the restoration of the custom of kneeling for Holy Communion (complete text posted online by the UK Catholic Herald, Tuesday, July 12, 2016). In this context the cardinal quoted his own summation of why kneeling is essential to Catholic worship as given in his 2002 book, On the Road to Nineve (Paulines Publications Africa, 2012, p. 199): “Man is not…Continue Reading