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A Tale Of Two Churches

September 16, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE, O.M.I. Once upon a time there was a church founded on God’s entering into human history in order to give humanity a path to eternal life and happiness with Him. The Savior that God sent, His only-begotten Son, did not write a book but founded a community, a church, upon the witness and ministry of twelve apostles. He sent this church the gift of the Holy Spirit, the spirit of love between Father and Son, the Spirit of the truth that God had revealed about Himself and humanity by breaking into the history of human sinfulness. This church, a hierarchical communion, continued through history, living among different peoples and cultures, filled with sinners, but always guided…Continue Reading

Sarah Palin Says … Politicians Need To Have Courage To Impeach Obama

September 16, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Sarah Palin called for the kind of politicians who’ll impeach Barack Obama as she neared the conclusion of her remarks at a joint appearance here with Dinesh D’Souza, speaking in a campaign-like atmosphere before more than 2,000 people at the Grand Canyon University arena. Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee, and D’Souza, the conservative intellectual, author and filmmaker, made aggressive appeals to take up the battle against leftists during their talks at the Christian university on September 4. Ticking off a list of troubles that the United States is told it can’t cope with, Palin included the inability to secure the border, balance the budget, and stop Obama’s prying Internal Revenue…Continue Reading

Notre Dame And The Obamacare Mandate

September 15, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK First Teachers has found Sycamore Trust (sycamoretrust.org) to be a trustworthy source on what is happening at the University of Notre Dame. (The trust is an association of Notre Dame graduates dedicated to preserving the Catholic identity of the university.) We are sad to relay to our readers the latest information from Sycamore Trust’s newsletter about how the school is dealing with the requirement in Obamacare that employers provide coverage for contraceptives, including abortifacients, in their health insurance programs. Fasten your seatbelt. According to Sycamore Trust, “Notre Dame is complying with the contraceptive mandate in renewing its student health insurance program for 2014-15. Aetna, the insurer, will now provide students with free abortifacients and contraceptives. Moreover,…Continue Reading

Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

September 14, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Obama to do more to aid Syrian rebels years ago. And last summer, she supported air strikes on Bashar Assad’s regime. Had we followed her advice and crippled Assad’s army, ISIS might be in Damascus today, butchering Christians and Alawites and aiding the Islamic State in Iraq in overrunning Baghdad. But if the folly of attacking Assad’s army and weakening its resistance to ISIS terrorists is apparent to everyone this summer, why were Clinton, Obama, and Secretary of State Kerry oblivious to this reality just a year ago? Consider…Continue Reading

An Unhappy Summer For Liberty

September 13, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO   At the root of the chaos in the Middle East and here at home are governments that respect no limits on their exercise of power. Public officials — who are supposed to be our public servants — routinely behave as if they are our masters. They reject the confines of the Constitution, they don’t believe that our rights are inalienable, and they fail to see the dangerous path down which they are leading us. It is a path to an authoritarian America, predicted by the British writer George Orwell in his dark and terrifying novel 1984, in which governmental power was fortified by fear at home and war abroad. President Obama has dispatched 60,000 NSA…Continue Reading

Dissenter Invited To Address Priests… Diocese Of San Diego Won’t Comment

September 12, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By DEXTER DUGGAN The San Diego Catholic Diocese declined to comment to The Wanderer about a major speaker scheduled for its diocesan priests’ annual convocation who, some local Catholics say, is well-known for his opposition to basic Church teaching, including on homosexuality. “We respectfully decline the invitation to comment for this article,” diocesan chancellor Rodrigo Valdivia promptly emailed on September 2 when this newspaper asked about Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, former master general of the Dominican order, and the Catholics’ request that the speaking invitation to him be withdrawn. An August 18 letter from five San Diego-area Catholics linked to a number of references about Radcliffe’s views and record. The Catholics sent the letter to a local priest believed to…Continue Reading

The 40 Pro-Life Film Should Be Aired On PBS

September 11, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By REY FLORES It was last week that PBS aired After Tiller, a documentary about the four last late-term abortionists left in America after abortionist George Tiller was gunned down a few years back by an obviously mentally unstable person. PBS, the Public Broadcasting System, is a publicly funded broadcasting entity that many of us grew up watching. What once was a respite from mainstream commercial television has now become just one more platform to push pro-abortion propaganda and other anti-Christian agendas, like homosexuality. As a child, I enjoyed the daily visit to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood or a stroll down Sesame Street. As I grew older, I enjoyed all of the National Geographic programs featuring all sorts of wildlife and…Continue Reading

The Great Disease Of The Modern World

September 11, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off
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By DONALD DeMARCO “The disease afflicting the modern world,” wrote Jacques Maritain, “is above all a disease of the intellect.” How serious is this disease? Scripture has adequately warned us: “If your eye is worthless, your whole body will be in darkness” (Matt. 6:23; Luke 11:34). The mind provides light so that we can see where we are going and know what we are doing. Who would drive an automobile with his eyes shut? Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a criminal offense, underscoring the importance of a clear head and a sound mind. Yet, it is all too common for people in our generation to live under the influence of a culture that disdains clear thinking and…Continue Reading

Has Hillary Ever Been Right?

September 10, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Sen. Rand Paul raises an interesting question: When has Hillary Clinton ever been right on foreign policy? The valkyrie of the Democratic Party says she urged President Obama to do more to aid Syrian rebels years ago. And last summer, she supported air strikes on Bashar Assad’s regime. Had we followed her advice and crippled Assad’s army, ISIS might be in Damascus today, butchering Christians and Alawites and aiding the Islamic State in Iraq in overrunning Baghdad. But if the folly of attacking Assad’s army and weakening its resistance to ISIS terrorists is apparent to everyone this summer, why were Clinton, Obama, and Secretary of State Kerry oblivious to this reality just a year ago? Consider…Continue Reading

Loving Those Who Hate Us

September 9, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I haven’t checked with reputable theologians to determine if the way I deal with our Lord’s directive that we “forgive our enemies” and “love those who hate us” is sound. But I think it is. What I do is interpret Jesus’ words as a requirement that I not wish ill of those who wish me ill. I wish them good health and happiness in this world and the next. But I don’t go beyond that. I do not think I am required to like them or to make them part of my life. Nor do I think I have an obligation to forsake the appropriate criminal and civil punishment for their misdeeds. “Loving our neighbor” does…Continue Reading