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Chicago’s Cupich Stirs Criticism . . . His False Moral Equivalence Boosts Liberals’ Issues

August 18, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Speaking at the annual Red Mass in Phoenix for Arizona public officials last January, Springfield, Ill., Bishop Thomas Paprocki recalled that he had served as chancellor in the Archdiocese of Chicago for Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, who was known for his development of thinking on the “consistent ethic of life” — sometimes called the “seamless garment.” However, the “consistent ethic” has been misused to equalize any of a number of political or social causes with fundamental, “non-negotiable” Catholic teaching on an issue like the defense of unborn babies from abortion. Thus, a vote-seeking liberal Democrat might assert that his being “good” on, say, seven left-wing issues outweighs that he’s “bad” by being strongly pro-abortion. But Paprocki told listeners…Continue Reading

Home-Schooling On The Rise

August 17, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It remains a question if home-schooling will ever reach proportions that pose a serious challenge to the public school system in the United States. There is no doubt that dissatisfaction with the public schools continues to grow. In some cases it is the left-wing bias of the curriculum that parents object to, in others the ineffectiveness of the public schools and the unsafe atmosphere. But many parents are unsure of whether they can do the job of educating their children at home, especially at the middle school and high school level, when parents begin to doubt their ability to handle certain more challenging subject matter. There is also the question of finding a way to provide…Continue Reading

Fox News Debate . . . Moderators Amaze By Overlooking PP Baby-Organs Scandal

August 16, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Hearts beat faster in Cleveland before the 17 Republican presidential candidates went at it in two nationally watched debates moderated by Fox News on August 6. Not only the hearts of candidates and their fans, who knew their political fortunes could pivot on their performances there. But also hearts of many others, including liberal media powerhouses all too aware that their darling Planned Parenthood recently was put on defense concerning shocking revelations by the Center for Medical Progress about PP manipulating abortions so as to reap profitable hearts, brains, lungs, and other organs from babies it kills. By the end of the evening, there was heartbreak for many others, disappointed or perplexed by some of the network…Continue Reading

Love And Marriage

August 15, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES On August 12, 2015, my wife Mary and I celebrated 15 years of marriage. A lot can happen in 15 years, including seven children in our case. Six of them are here with one little angel in Heaven. My wife Mary has been the most absolute blessing that God has bestowed upon me. She’s smart, she’s beautiful, she’s brought six wonderful children into this world, and, best of all, she loves God with all of her heart. When people talk about a “good Christian woman,” they speak of people like my wife, except she’s even better because she is “a good Catholic woman.” My wife complements me just as God intended in His plan for marriage. One…Continue Reading

Sixth Planned Parenthood Video . . . Obtaining Aborted Baby Parts Is “Not An Option, It’s A Demand”

August 14, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Let’s walk in to The New York Times, or Washington Post, or Los Angeles Times, or any other major — and likely very pro-abortion — newspaper. Who are those folks over there? All the copy editors. And there? The section editors. And there? The managing editor. There? Two deputy editors. And next to them? The editor. Editing seems to be a pretty important job here — selecting and slapping into shape the local, national, and international events for each day’s paper and website. What? They don’t publish every single word spoken at the county and federal courthouses, the airport control towers, the downtown and suburban city councils, the state capitol, the national capitol, the foreign embassies, everyone’s…Continue Reading

Mark Levin To Rising Generation . . . Will You Choose Freedom?

August 13, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Will the children and grandchildren in America today have the same chance to live in prosperity and freedom as previous generations of Americans? “Can we simultaneously love our children but betray their generation and generations yet born?” Mark Levin asks in the first sentence of his new book, Plunder and Deceit. Levin then presents a tragic irony. “Among the least acknowledged facts of American modernity,” he writes, “is the extent to which parents, acting in their familial capacity, naturally and tenaciously guard their young children from threat and peril, to the point of risking their own physical and economic security in extreme cases; however, as part of the political and governing community — that is, the…Continue Reading

Who Helped Trump Rise? Surprise, It Includes Bishops

August 12, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Although he’s no longer president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York’s Timothy Cardinal Dolan might show more discretion while presiding for the Church in one of the world’s media capitals. The cardinal has misstepped on topics including homosexuality — “Bravo” for Michael Sam — and parading for St. Patrick. Repeatedly, he also has alleged inexcusable bigotry against those who disagree with him on “immigration.” Dolan’s is an embarrassing approach best forgotten. However, in an opinion article under his byline in the New York Daily News posted July 29, Dolan returns to this task. He first writes of past manifestations of nativists, Know-Nothings, the Ku Klux Klan, and other racists. He commends himself for having…Continue Reading

The Slaughter Of Babies

August 11, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO The recent broadcast of videotapes taken of persons employed at Planned Parenthood — the prolific and notorious abortion provider — has brought the issue of abortion to the national consciousness again and front and center to the Republican presidential primary campaign. The tapes were made secretly by a pro-life group determined to show to the world the dark side of Planned Parenthood’s use of federal funds. What the world saw was terrifying and damning. The tapes are difficult to watch, just as any discussion of human slaughter is difficult to watch. If you have seen these tapes, you witnessed physicians and others talking about the profits Planned Parenthood is making in the sale of baby body…Continue Reading

Building On The Past . . . A Look Back At The 1980 Synod On Marriage And The Family

August 10, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By LOUISE KIRK (Editor’s Note: Louise Kirk is an author and journalist in England, with specialties in Church teaching on the family and natural family planning. She will be covering the upcoming October Synod on the Family for The Wanderer.) + + + Scanning through The Wanderer’s reports on 1980 Extraordinary Synod on the family and marriage, familiar terms pop out at me: the need to respect individual conscience, calls for a more positive response to the “Spirit of the Age,” the principle of gradualism, and in particular the desire of divorced and remarried couples to receive the Eucharist. I am surprised. This is not the Extraordinary Synod of last year we are talking about, but the Fifth General Synod…Continue Reading

As Groups Fight To Suppress Videos . . . Abortion Shocker Shows “Good Germans” Now “Good Democrats”

August 9, 2015 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN Amid the continuing release of gruesome Planned Parenthood abortion videos by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, one photo had a power all its own. It showed stricken-looking men seated in a theater, some wide-eyed or shame-faced, some holding their hands to their heads, one apparently wiping away tears. This photo at the Patheos website accompanied an article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker on the fifth CMP video, released August 4, which included what looked like a casserole dish from the freezer at a Houston mega-center abortuary, full of freshly killed baby parts including an arm torn away near the shoulder. Here’s a twin from the freezer, 20 weeks old. Longenecker wrote: “The Planned Parenthood workers are seen…Continue Reading