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Won’t Cross That Border . . . Audience Notes Hillary Spared From Troubling Questions At Debate

October 3, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Won’t Cross That Border . . . Audience Notes Hillary Spared From Troubling Questions At Debate

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Her eyes shooting daggers, an unpleasant-looking Hillary Clinton showed during her first presidential debate against Donald Trump that she doesn’t favor knife control the way she wants gun control. That was a repeated revealing glare once the televised combat began at Long Island’s Hofstra University. Many people in the electronic audience of tens of millions on September 26 gathered at viewing parties across the nation, including here at the Arizona Project Tea Party’s headquarters, where illegal immigration arose as a topic before the show started. The next morning, media reporter Joe Concha, of The Hill national political news site, noted that debate moderator Lester Holt, of NBC News, didn’t do a very good job either.…Continue Reading

Clinton Is The Devil We Know

October 2, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Clinton Is The Devil We Know

By REY FLORES I am so tired of the back and forth in this presidential election campaign about who can, should, or should not vote for whom. It’s as if we actually had a huge choice, but we don’t. While Donald Trump has been mainly a private businessman and television personality, Hillary Clinton has had ample opportunity to accomplish much for the poor and downtrodden she purports to love and care so much about. Where has she been the last 30-some odd years when she was the first lady of Arkansas, then first lady of the entire United States? Where was she as New York state senator and as secretary of state to fulfill all of the unfulfilled promises of…Continue Reading

Paul Likoudis, R.I.P.

October 1, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Paul Likoudis, R.I.P.

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On September 22, The Wanderer family lost a brother in arms. After a long and valiant battle with cancer, Paul Likoudis, surrounded by his family, breathed his last. Paul’s Wanderer friends were with him every painful step of the way, cheering him up, getting his advice, hearing him muse about what he’d found lately in his extensive library — and sustaining his body as well as his spirit with truly sacrificial charity, donating generously to allay the monumental medical bills that came during his treatment. That spirit of charity was especially dear to Paul because he realized many of his supporters had serious medical issues of their own. One of them was the late Chicago Cardinal Francis…Continue Reading

Paul Likoudis: Rest In Peace

September 30, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Paul Likoudis: Rest In Peace

By PEGGY MOEN ST. PAUL, Minn. — “For the greatest fulfillment of joy we shall have, as I see it, is the marvelous courtesy and unassuming friendliness of our Father who is our Maker, in our Lord Jesus Christ.” Paul Likoudis included that quotation from Blessed Julian of Norwich in a book he wrote and published in 1986, entitled Saints and the Struggle for a Christian Society. I reviewed that book for The Wanderer in its then book review section, Reflections, summer 1986. I met Paul for the first time two months later, at the 19th National Wanderer Forum, October 3-4, in Washington, D.C. Paul thanked me for the kindness of my review. We both wrote about that Forum for…Continue Reading

A Faithful Servant To The End

September 29, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on A Faithful Servant To The End

Last week The Wanderer lost one of its longtime family members. Paul Likoudis lost his heroic battle with cancer and was called to his eternal reward last Thursday during the hour of mercy. The Wanderer and its readers are indebted to Paul for his many years of service to Catholic journalism. His news accounts, exposés, and critical coverage of events in the Catholic Church graced the pages of The Wanderer through some of the most tumultuous times in Catholicism. The priest sex-abuse scandals, the sex education agenda in Catholic schools, the the homosexual incursion into the priesthood, contraception, the scandalous liturgies, the pro-life movement were just some of the many issues Paul would cover on a weekly basis. Paul’s dedication…Continue Reading

“Reverse Skepticism” In The Canonization Process

September 29, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on “Reverse Skepticism” In The Canonization Process

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I was reading a description of the miracles that were investigated as part of the canonization process for Mother Teresa. The findings were persuasive. One miracle involved the disappearance of an incurable cancer in an Indian woman, the other the recovery of a Brazilian man with a brain infection. In both instances, prayers to Mother Teresa had been offered when the medical authorities had concluded no cure was possible. Reading these accounts led me to turn over in my mind why these unexplainable cures do not lead nonbelievers to open themselves to the reality of the miraculous, the supernatural, and the power of God in our lives. It is not, from what I can tell, that…Continue Reading

Nationally Active Attorney Says… “No Limits On Where This Legal Tyranny Can Lead” Against Morals

September 28, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on Nationally Active Attorney Says… “No Limits On Where This Legal Tyranny Can Lead” Against Morals

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The U.S. Supreme Court’s “marriage mandate” in 2015 for same-sex couples “is already more far-reaching” than its original creation of a right to permissive abortion in Roe vs. Wade, a national traditional-values leader told an audience at the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. “These are very confusing times for many. . . . (T)here are no limits on where this legal tyranny can lead,” Alan Sears told more than 300 people attending a legislative seminar, “Catholics in the Public Square,” on September 17. Among those in the audience was Bill Montgomery, a Catholic and head of the Phoenix-based Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, one of the nation’s largest public prosecuting agencies. Sears is president,…Continue Reading

The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail

September 27, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on The Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail

By REY FLORES “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” — Matt. 16:18 You better believe it. Jesus was not kidding or playing around when He said this to Peter, so let’s take solace in this before continuing our column here. Perhaps the gates of Hell shall not prevail against her, but Hell sure is trying to do everything in its power to hurt as many within the Church as possible. Case in point. In 2015, the Pew Research Center (which in my opinion is more dedicated to swaying opinions than actually collecting and sharing truthful information), released the…Continue Reading

If He Were A Radical Islamist . . . Think Of What The Media Would Allow Trump To Get Away With

September 26, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on If He Were A Radical Islamist . . . Think Of What The Media Would Allow Trump To Get Away With

By DEXTER DUGGAN He enslaves women, hates foreigners, and despises other religions. Who is he? If the answer is Donald Trump, those offensive acts mean he doesn’t agree with Hillary Clinton’s love of ravenous abortion, he thinks un-vetted travelers from the Mideast should be screened before entering the United States, and he knows that Islamic radicals are dangerous. Trump’s guilt for having such thoughts makes him totally unqualified to run for any office, much less the presidency, say the elite arbiters of correctness. However, if his name were Donaldrahni Muhammed al-Trumpani, he might keep women chained at home and wearing shroud-like outfits, he’d capture travelers to behead them, and set off bomb blasts in “infidel” areas. This would seem to…Continue Reading

The West Is Its Past

September 25, 2016 Frontpage Comments Off on The West Is Its Past

By JUDE DOUGHERTY The West is its Past. The same is true for Islam. Though we may be knowledgeable about the past, what the future portends is impossible to ascertain. History has no predictive value. For one thing, the historian does not spend time formulating historical laws. For the most part he concentrates on telling his story. The historian of political philosophy may be an exception. He may try to show connections between philosophies and movements that he believes are connected, but this does not amount to the formulation of laws. Some law-like statements can be made if one examines the history of philosophy, but they have little predictive value. If one embraces an empiricist outlook in the beginning, it…Continue Reading