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Pray For Fr. Phillips And For St. John Cantius Parish

March 23, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Pray For Fr. Phillips And For St. John Cantius Parish

By JOSEPH MATT This past week The Wanderer was struck with some bad news. Our friend for many years, Fr. C. Frank Phillips at St. John Cantius Church in Chicago, has been removed as pastor. Fr. Phillips has an impeccable and longstanding reputation for his work at John Cantius and is credited with developing that parish into one of the premier orthodox and traditional parishes in the country. Unfortunately, a priest today under current policy is guilty until proven innocent. How one restores one’s good name and reputation even when found innocent is hard to imagine. Priests today are open game for those who wish ill will upon the Catholic Church.

Decay And Recovery… How Thomistic Studies Revived The Church In North America

March 22, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Decay And Recovery… How Thomistic Studies Revived The Church In North America

By JUDE DOUGHERTY Ian Lovett in his Wall Street Journal tribute to Billy Graham wrote, “There isn’t one now and there may never be one again like him.” That may well be the case. The day is long gone when Bishop Fulton Sheen was one of the most popular figures on national television. Today Bishop Robert Barron follows in his mold but with less access to major media. Nevertheless his Word on Fire reaches many by cable and the airways. As nations on both sides of the Atlantic, in what was formerly known as Christendom, drift further from their cultural roots and episcopal leadership when most needed seems equivocal or uncertain, it may be fruitful from a philosophical viewpoint to…Continue Reading

Rising From Grave Of History… Push Seeks To Expand Legalized Suicide In California

March 21, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Rising From Grave Of History… Push Seeks To Expand Legalized Suicide In California

By DEXTER DUGGAN The Associated Press distributed a story on March 7 about a former Army sergeant with heart problems at a large military veterans home in Yountville, Calif. He wants to commit legal suicide with drugs in the Golden State when the time comes that, as the story phrased it, “his disease becomes too advanced to bear.” But rather than move to another location like a hospice, he reportedly wants to remain in that veterans home and thus kill himself with the complicity of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, even though the department is forbidden to assist under federal law. The federal government was portrayed in the story as an impediment to “a peaceful death.” That does sound…Continue Reading

Education And Political Correctness

March 20, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Education And Political Correctness

By MIKE MANNO Day after day stories come across my desk about some new campus controversy involving either free speech issues or the rights of conservative or Christian groups to organize and receive official recognition. This craziness is really becoming an epidemic and, unless one is a true news aficionado, the gravity of this epidemic is largely missed. Let me just give you a sampling — a very small sampling — of what is happening on college campuses today. I wrote a few weeks ago (February 8) about a group of business students at the University of Iowa who formed a Christian club called Business Leaders in Christ. The idea of the club was to bring Christian ethical values into…Continue Reading

During Lent… Let’s Bring Forgiveness To An Unforgiving World

March 19, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on During Lent… Let’s Bring Forgiveness To An Unforgiving World

By REY FLORES “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This is, of course, the most poignant part of our Lord’s Prayer. We must have said millions of “Our Fathers” in our lifetimes; but has this specific message truly sunk in for most of us? We live in quite the judgmental and unforgiving world. We can simply turn on any television program or radio broadcast, or read any recent story on the Internet or in the newspapers, and all of it is finger-pointing, criticism, and a barrage of accusations, implications, allegations, and scandal. As one example, look at the whole Russia “collusion” nonsense that has been the fake news media’s obsession for the past year…Continue Reading

What Will The Texas Bishops Do?

March 18, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on What Will The Texas Bishops Do?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On March 7, Cong. Beto O’Rourke (D., El Paso) won the Democrat primary to run against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. O’Rourke’s victory puts Texas bishops in a bind. Their legislative agenda and their political priorities put them on the same page as O’Rourke, the USCCB, and the Democrat left — on gun control, welfare, health care, the travel ban, refugee policy, Cuba policy, the Paris agreement, the death penalty, global warming, the environment, immigration, foreign aid, deportations, and border security. Their only differences with Democrats lie in areas that magisterial teaching requires them to disagree: the anti-life, anti-family, anti-religious-freedom agenda which O’Rourke’s party now requires of all candidates. Texas bishops have been in the forefront of the…Continue Reading

For Good Or Ill . . . “Trump Effect” Casts President’s Shadow Over Pennsylvania Election

March 17, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on For Good Or Ill . . . “Trump Effect” Casts President’s Shadow Over Pennsylvania Election

By DEXTER DUGGAN Just before the mid-March special election in western Pennsylvania where Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb had desperately distanced himself from his left-wing national political party, Hillary Clinton dug up the ghosts of her 2016 presidential loss all over again, once again illustrating what helped to defeat her and leftists like her. During a trip to India, Hillary said the parts of the country that voted for her opponent Donald Trump were backward and bigoted, where even women’s sons tell Mom how she should vote, while Hillary’s areas were vibrant and productive places attuned to the future. “I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward,” Hillary boasted — leaving even her own operatives cringing. Hillary…Continue Reading

The Wanderer Interviews Steven Mosher… In China, The State Aspires To Be The “Church”

March 16, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on The Wanderer Interviews Steven Mosher… In China, The State Aspires To Be The “Church”

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Steve Mosher, one of the America’s most prominent China experts, was kicked out of China — and Stanford University — in the early 1980s for breaking the “gentlemen’s rule of silence” regarding Communist China: he tore back the curtain on the country’s “one-child” policy, a draconian campaign that resulted in forced abortions performed in barbaric conditions on millions of Chinese women every year. I was working for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, and was surprised that the State Department showed little interest in Mosher’s exposure of what was clearly one of the most egregious violation of human rights in the world at the time. My boss, Sen. Jesse Helms, held hearings on China’s one-child…Continue Reading

Daleiden Case Gets New Life

March 15, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on Daleiden Case Gets New Life

By REY FLORES As most Wanderer readers may recall, David Daleiden and his organization, the Center for Medical Progress, exposed Planned Parenthood a few years back with some explosive undercover videos which showed how Planned Parenthood is in the horrific business of selling body parts and organs of the babies they abort. As if the systematic genocide Planned Parenthood has perpetrated on the unborn since its inception wasn’t evil enough, the butchers employed by Planned Parenthood were caught on video flippantly discussing the way they chop and sell specific parts of the unborn children. I was thrilled to receive some promising news this past week in an email from my friend Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Thomas…Continue Reading

A World Without Humor

March 14, 2018 Frontpage Comments Off on A World Without Humor

By DONALD DeMARCO In traveling one meets many interesting people. I met Frank Layden who was coaching the Utah Jazz at the time, on the concourse of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Having seen him on TV several times, it was easy enough to recognize him. He was most agreeable and we chatted amiably as I walked with him, though for me, I did not mind walking for a while in the wrong direction. I admired Layden for his ability to ease tensions and defuse controversy, qualities that serve an NBA coach very well. He was awarded NBA’s Coach of the Year in 1984 and, in that same year, won the NBA’s Executive of the Year. When Dennis Rodman of the Detroit…Continue Reading