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But Dems Love Cutting Deals With Him… Trump’s Catholic Judicial Pick Angers Democrats

September 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on But Dems Love Cutting Deals With Him… Trump’s Catholic Judicial Pick Angers Democrats

By DEXTER DUGGAN Long ago having made malicious permissive abortion the core of its political ideology, the national Democratic Party has been swallowed by the resulting extremism of treating innocent preborn babies as malignant growths best destroyed by the millions, followed by the repellent extraction and sale of their human heads, hearts, brains, and other body parts. One reason for the rise of an unconventional politician like President Trump is that unscrupulous Democrats have driven away supporters who used to give them large congressional majorities, leaving the party starving for votes. And now, like a wild animal caught in a trap, national Democrats desperately chew off their own legs in public view. The depth to which these Democrats have sunk…Continue Reading

Catholic Trump Nominee Strongly Attacked For Her Faith

September 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholic Trump Nominee Strongly Attacked For Her Faith

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Amy Coney Barrett, professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, has been nominated by President Trump for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Her confirmation hearing on September 6 was anything but routine. Today the curtain is pulled back and the gloves are off. It’s all about abortion. Dianne Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, wasted no time in unloading with calculated venom: “Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that — you know, dogma and law are two different things. And I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different. And…Continue Reading

Frozen Baby Embryos: Persons Or Property?

September 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Frozen Baby Embryos: Persons Or Property?

By MIKE MANNO A Colorado divorce case may, for good or ill, help establish a lasting precedent over how to handle (or perhaps “dispose of”) embryos remaining in cryogenic storage after in vitro (IVF) fertilization procedures. Mandy and Drake Rooks used IVF to have a son and later twins. Created at the same time were six other embryos that were left in storage. The dad later filed a petition for divorce and asked for custody of the “frozen embryos” so that he could destroy them. The mother, on the other hand, wanted the embryos for possible future implantation. The trial court “awarded” — a property rights concept — the embryos to dad finding that he had a “negative right” to…Continue Reading

Tribalism Marches On!

September 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Tribalism Marches On!

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991. “Is there no room for new nations in the New World Order?” was my title, and the column began: “In turning a stone face toward embattled Slovenia and Croatia, President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker have not only put America’s chips on the wrong horse. They have bet on a losing horse. “Can the U.S. Government seriously believe that a Yugoslavia of such disparate peoples, all of whom wish greater freedom, most of whose republics wish to be free of Belgrade,…Continue Reading

With Arpaio Pardoned . . . How About Turning Attention To Ethics Of The Judge Who Took Him Down?

September 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on With Arpaio Pardoned . . . How About Turning Attention To Ethics Of The Judge Who Took Him Down?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Furthering two news events, President Trump called attention to baby Charlie Gard in early July and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in late August. The seriously ill English baby was unknown to many before Trump tweeted his offer of assistance, which cast the president in a more sympathetic light while many news organizations took an impartial look at the case of the suffering infant being denied vital medical treatment. Arizonan Arpaio, well-known for discouraging illegal immigration, was saddled with burdens of media bias that favors open borders. But in providing a pardon to Arpaio, recently convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt of court, Trump said nothing to refute assertions that both he and the Italian-heritage Arizonan are…Continue Reading

It Begins At Home And Among The Family

September 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on It Begins At Home And Among The Family

By SHAUN KENNEY One of Thomas Jefferson’s compliments to Benjamin Franklin when he was appointed ambassador to France was that no one could replace Franklin; Jefferson could only serve as his successor. As his successor, I owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. James K. Fitzpatrick for carrying the torch here at The Wanderer for as long and admirably as he has. Of the names of editors and Catholic columnists of the turn of the century, one really does have to consider the few names that remain outstanding — the legacy writers to whom the rest of us merely grasp. Fr. Richard John Neuhaus, Deal Hudson, R.R. Reno, and others certainly come to mind. Fitzpatrick’s work will remain the golden…Continue Reading

The Necessary Act Of Forgiveness

September 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Necessary Act Of Forgiveness

By REY FLORES “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” This has got to be the single most powerful plea, as well as an accord, to do God’s will when it comes to forgiveness. No wonder the Our Father is known as “The Lord’s Prayer.” When God commands us to love one another as He loves us, He isn’t just kidding around. He means this as a command and not a request. When we fail to forgive one another, we fail to love one another. The God we worship is a living and timeless God. He is the Alpha and the Omega. Like Him, His commands were not just words spoken in the past. He…Continue Reading

Multiculturalism For The Masses . . . But Politicians Assimilate All Too Quickly To Washington’s Ways

September 10, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Multiculturalism For The Masses . . . But Politicians Assimilate All Too Quickly To Washington’s Ways

By DEXTER DUGGAN Assimilation traditionally was a hallmark of becoming American. Old ways and old countries may not have been forgotten, but they were superseded by accepting U.S. citizenship and the united identity that was assumed to bring. The assimilationist standard, though, often seems set aside today. Mushrooming multiculturalism is pushed forward by those not so fond of the U.S. except as a place to hang their hats for a little bit while knocking down the customary walls around our selfish homes that established our separate existence in the world. Videos of screaming, defiant illegal aliens demanding that the U.S. dance to their tune more than prove they view this nation as their servant, instead of being a sort of…Continue Reading

After DACA, Faithful Are Hungry For Eternal Truths

September 9, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on After DACA, Faithful Are Hungry For Eternal Truths

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On Tuesday, September 5, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the U.S. government was rescinding the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program, commonly known as DACA. As Sessions explained, DACA “essentially provided a legal status for recipients for a renewable two-year term, work authorization and other benefits” to some 800,000 adult illegal aliens. “This policy was implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern,” Sessions added, “after Congress rejected legislative proposals to extend similar benefits on numerous occasions to this same group of illegal aliens. “In other words, the executive branch, through DACA, deliberately sought to achieve what the legislative branch specifically refused to authorize on multiple occasions. Such an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws was an…Continue Reading

The Yellow Kid And New Media

September 8, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Yellow Kid And New Media

By MIKE MANNO Anyone who has any appreciation for the history of the mass media will surely know about certain dates, events, men and women who made that history. And even the casual observers of history will at least recognize the names of Charles Dana, William Randolph Hearst, Horace Greeley, Joseph Pulitzer, Nellie Bly, Edward R. Murrow, and of the penny press, KDKA, Revolutionary pamphleteers, and the Harvest of Shame. But one name that does not roll easily off the tongue is that of Mickey Dugan, a cartoon character of R.F. Outcault, better known as the Yellow Kid. The kid appeared in a strip called Hogan’s Alley where he and a colorful ensemble of other characters lived in the tenements…Continue Reading