Thursday 21st February 2019

Home » Frontpage » Currently Reading:

Tough Attacks On Kavanaugh Show . . . Catholics Still Get Slimed If They Don’t Toe The Line

October 7, 2018 Frontpage No Comments

By DEXTER DUGGAN

Amid the conflicting claims made in the battle over confirming Federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a Catholic, to the Supreme Court, the fact stood out, and will continue to do so, that U.S. Catholics still can be dragged through the slime like criminals when they’re not on the politically favored side.
For young girls to have to think their father was a serial rapist and drunkard, or part of a rape gang, is the price to be paid when upstart Catholics must be throttled into remembering how little they’ve advanced in the U.S. since the Irish-immigrant days if they don’t toe the line.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders pointed out that leading liberal Democrat senators turned the traditional American presumption of innocence on its head by saying Kavanaugh needed to disprove the serious last-minute allegations against him, not that his accusers must substantiate them.
Law scholar and civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz suggested performing a thought experiment in which President Hillary Clinton nominates the first Muslim-American to the High Court, but foes’ accusations range from his having attended a mosque where terrorism was advocated, to attending a terrorist training camp, to having planted a bomb.
The hypothetical Amir Hassan denies all of these charges. So what are we to think? Dershowitz provides what should be the obvious answer:
“Surely the ACLU would not be arguing, as they have in the Kavanaugh case, that doubts should be resolved in favor of guilt. Radicals would not be insisting that terrorism survivors must always be believed as to identification. My left-wing colleagues would not point to the anger displayed by the possibly falsely accused nominee as proof of his disqualifying injudicious temperament.”
A fair process of judgment and hard evidence must be the answers, Dershowitz said.
Accusation isn’t synonymous with conviction. That’s the point of administering a system of justice.
One might also note that the politically attuned U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has spent so many years identifying itself with the Democratic Party’s goals that the USCCB lacks the necessary vigor when a resounding rebuke is required against its pals.
Are bureaucrat-bishops sort of like the elderly Catholic still carrying his old missal to Mass who seems to think he’s living in the early days of the John F. Kennedy presidency, not the 2018 reality of Democrat Party platform degeneracy?
Northern California conservative commentator Barbara Simpson, a Catholic, told The Wanderer on October 3 that the Judiciary Committee’s process was mesmerizing and horrifying, a hit job put together by senators for baby-killing.
“Watching Brett Kavanaugh make his statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee was like watching someone slowly bleed to death,” Simpson said. “It was simultaneously mesmerizing and horrifying, a reaction made worse because it was the result of an intentional political hit job by duly elected U.S. senators who are motivated by baby-killing.
“Kavanaugh is being raked over the coals by the opposition party because they don’t like President Trump, and they don’t like Kavanaugh’s conservative politics and/or his religion,” she said.
“That fact hasn’t been ‘officially’ stated, but the underlying animosity for Kavanaugh is that he is Catholic, and Democrats and progressives are frightened to death that somewhere, somehow, a ‘Justice Brett Kavanaugh’ would rule against abortion.
“With Kavanaugh on the court, the balance between left and right will shift, and Democrats’ only concern is keeping abortion legal,” Simpson said. “Listen carefully. They’ll always bring up abortion or ‘women’s right to choose’ when discussing possible Kavanaugh High Court decisions — and for that, they’re more than willing to destroy a man’s life, career, and family. They are truly despicable.”
When left-wing Democrat Christine Blasey Ford suddenly accused Kavanaugh of having attempted to rape her decades ago when they both were high school students, she hadn’t made a believably corroborated accusation but instead one that was refuted by other people whose names she provided.
Moreover, various other claims she’d made, such as fearing to fly or having claustrophobia, fell apart upon examination.
Posting at The American Spectator site on October 1, political-science professor Paul Kengor wrote powerfully that many people cried when they heard Ford’s claims of what happened to her, but the feminist left — “Ford’s most ardent defenders and Kavanaugh’s most vociferous detractors” — demands the protection of abortion, which would leave people more than weeping if they heard a careful description of it.
“They’d be in agony,” Kengor wrote, “asking how a supposedly humane country and culture could continue to permit such mass injustice. Why do you think liberal newspaper editors refuse to show even a cartoon rendering of a partial-birth abortion?”
These pro-abortionists “seek to undermine Kavanaugh in order to maintain Roe,” Kengor added. “To borrow from Nancy Pelosi, this is ‘sacred ground.’ Abortion, abortion, abortion.”
It seemed strange that progressives who worship the Planned Parenthood mindset of creating your own morality would be so shaken over sex allegations. PP may not be ready to go on the record yet favoring sexual attacks, but long ago it got quite comfortable with energetically promoting massive fatal attacks on healthy, innocent preborn babies of healthy, confused mothers.
And making money off selling their specially ordered, cut-up body parts.
Who knows what the future may hold in the marching orders of an aggressive group that thinks barriers are puritanism, morality is whatever you prefer, and tearing down guardrails is a good way to drive forward against unbelievably reactionary religion?
Unlike spoken reporting, published journalism supposedly provides an extra level of safety by running a writer’s words through an editor’s filter before posting them for the public. But nothing was too wild to rush before readers’ eyes if it lambasted Kavanaugh, even though the public blowback subsequently may have embarrassed the media organ into retraction.

Admirable Adults

Quite apart from rape, actual or attempted, Kavanaugh was being blasted as a dissolute troublemaker whose distant past precluded him from the High Court now.
Rabbi Dov Fischer urged some caution on the part of those so ready to condemn rowdy students as having committed errors that must shadow the rest of their lives. In an October 4 post at The American Spectator, Fischer recalled his own Jewish boys’ school in Brooklyn whose students, despite their resemblance to being the “plagues” that befell ancient Egypt, became admirable adults.
No doubt Democrats still are angry that the Republican Senate majority didn’t allow a hearing to let Barack Obama put a third justice on the Supreme Court in the final year of his presidency, Federal Judge Merrick Garland. But why did the GOP have that majority? Obama’s Dems increasingly alienated themselves from voters. Obama’s own taunt, that “elections have consequences” after he took office as president, is a useful defense for victorious Republicans as well.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) simply let the clock run out on Garland. He and other Republicans didn’t plot a brass-knuckles, gutter-scraping character assassination of that judge. That’s a frequent difference between morally unhinged Dems’ political tactics and other people’s methods.
If certain self-admitted questionable conduct of a young man — conduct which Kavanaugh has not admitted — renders him forever unfit to govern, what should that say about the words out of Obama’s own mouth that he didn’t take school seriously, that he fought, that he drank, and that he took illegal substances?
On the Laura Ingraham national radio talk program, Catholic commentator Raymond Arroyo recalled Obama’s notorious membership in the drugged-up “Choom Gang.” You might do a web search for the May 25, 2012, article in The Week, “‘The Choom Gang’: 9 juiciest details from Barack Obama’s days as a pothead.”
And did anyone feel a little doubt on September 28 when easily frightened Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) demanded yet another FBI investigation of Kavanaugh? The same highly politicized FBI whose leaders had conspired to spare Hillary Clinton a criminal indictment but planned to deny Donald Trump the presidency?
On October 3 radio talkmeister Rush Limbaugh recalled the FBI’s recent disreputable record, but, he said, “most of those people are gone” now.
As this article is written the night of October 3, the results of that FBI investigation reportedly haven’t yet been shown to senators, but a confirmation vote on Kavanaugh by the full Senate was expected shortly.
As for Trump’s next selection for the Supreme Court, a reader’s online reaction to still another attack on Kavanaugh suggested that the president choose Hillary Clinton. At least that way, you see, the FBI finally could get a tough look at Her Majesty’s nefarious activities.

Share Button

2017 The Wanderer Printing Co.

Twitter Feed

Load More...

Pope picks liberal cardinals Cupich, Marx, Tagle for featured talks at Vatican Abuse Summit

ROME, February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany, and Cardinal Antonio Tagle of the Philippines will be featured speakers at the Vatican’s upcoming summit on clerical sex abuse titled, “The Protection of Minors…Continue Reading

SD BISHOP CALLS CATHOLIC GROUP ‘EVIL’ FOR OPPOSING CARDINAL CUPICH

RAPID CITY, S.D. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A bishop is calling a Catholic apostolate “evil” for being critical of Cdl. Blase Cupich. Bishop Robert Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota issued a statement to be read from all parish pulpits the weekend of Feb. 9–10 condemning…Continue Reading

The Christian Faith: The only valid and the only God-willed religion

The Truth of the filial adoption in Christ, which is intrinsically supernatural, constitutes the synthesis of the entire Divine Revelation. Being adopted by God as sons is always a gratuitous gift of grace, the most sublime gift of God to…Continue Reading

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s liberal wing in blocking Louisiana abortion law

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Supreme Court’s liberal wing on Thursday in temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have placed restrictions on abortion clinics, in the high court’s first major ruling on abortion since the confirmation of Associate Justice…Continue Reading

Supermodel Takes On Catholic Poland With Sex Education Campaign

Supermodel Anja Rubik could be a symbol of any modern, progressive European country. After joining a campaign to defend women’s rights, she started tackling school sex education and published a book for teenagers that sought to counter the teachings of…Continue Reading

Cardinals endorse campaign to stop homosexual networks in Church

February 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller – the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith – commented on a recently launched campaign to Stop homosexual networks in the Catholic Church as organized by the Swiss organization…Continue Reading

Back on Twitter, Bishop Tobin rebukes Catholic pols who support abortion rights

PROVIDENCE — After a months-long hiatus, Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence has returned to Twitter to pointedly remind Rhode Island’s Catholic legislators — and the state’s Catholic governor — of his “track record on dealing with pro-abort…Continue Reading

US bishop rebukes Virginia Governor for ‘staggering’ infanticide remarks

ARLINGTON, Virginia, January 31, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The staunchly pro-lifeCatholic Bishop of Arlington, Virginia, has strongly rebuked pro-infanticidecomments made earlier this week by Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam. Bishop Michael Burbidge today called Northam’s comments a “staggering admission” that reveals just “how far abortion…Continue Reading

Pope Francis: ‘We must provide sex education in schools’

ROME, January 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis is advocating sex education in schools, saying he believes children “must” be taught “objective” lessons about human sexuality that aren’t “soaked with ideological colonization.” During an inflight press conference on his return…Continue Reading

Trump blasts Virginia Democrats for defending infanticide

January 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – President Donald Trump lambasted Virginia Democrats for supporting abortion up until, during, and even after birth, calling Delegate Kathy Tran’s comments on her bill permitting abortion even as a woman goes into labor “terrible.” Virginia…Continue Reading

Catholic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Vows to Sign Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing a radical pro-abortion bill in her state while claiming to be Catholic. The legislation, which contradicts the teachings of the Catholic Church, would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth. A…Continue Reading

Undiscovering Columbus: Notre Dame President Puts Explorer Under Wraps

The University of Notre Dame has capitulated to several left-of-center causes and ideologies that threaten its reputation as the premier Roman Catholic college in the nation. The most recent submission to contemporary ideologies is the decision to cover the murals…Continue Reading

Untitled 5 Untitled 2

Attention Readers:

  Welcome to our website. Readers who are familiar with The Wanderer know we have been providing Catholic news and orthodox commentary for 150 years in our weekly print edition.


  Our daily version offers only some of what we publish weekly in print. To take advantage of everything The Wanderer publishes, we encourage you to su
bscribe to our flagship weekly print edition, which is mailed every Friday or, if you want to view it in its entirety online, you can subscribe to the E-edition, which is a replica of the print edition.
 
  Our daily edition includes: a selection of material from recent issues of our print edition, news stories updated daily from renowned news sources, access to archives from The Wanderer from the past 10 years, available at a minimum charge (this will be expanded as time goes on). Also: regularly updated features where we go back in time and highlight various columns and news items covered in The Wanderer over the past 150 years. And: a comments section in which your remarks are encouraged, both good and bad, including suggestions.
 
  We encourage you to become a daily visitor to our site. If you appreciate our site, tell your friends. As Catholics we must band together to rediscover our faith and share it with the world if we are to effectively counter a society whose moral culture seems to have no boundaries and a government whose rapidly extending reach threatens to extinguish the rights of people of faith to practice their religion (witness the HHS mandate). Now more than ever, vehicles like The Wanderer are needed for clarification and guidance on the issues of the day.

Catholic, conservative, orthodox, and loyal to the Magisterium have been this journal’s hallmarks for five generations. God willing, our message will continue well into this century and beyond.

Joseph Matt
President, The Wanderer Printing Co.

Untitled 1

Interview With Cardinal Burke . . . Discriminating Mercy: Defending Christ And His Church With True Love

Cburke3

  By DON FIER (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Founder of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis., graciously took time out of his busy schedule to grant The Wanderer a wide-ranging interview during a recent visit to the Shrine. Included among the topics…Continue Reading

Developing Lives Of Peace After The Heart Of Mary

By RAYMOND LEO CARDINAL BURKE (Editor’s Note: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke delivered the address below at the 32nd Annual Church Teaches Forum, “The Message of Fatima: Peace for the World,” Galt House, Louisville, Ky., July 22, 2017. The address is reprinted here with the kind permission of Cardinal Burke. All rights reserved. This is part one of the…Continue Reading

Catechism

Today . . .

Dubia cardinals to bishops at Vatican abuse summit: ‘Will you also be silent?’

Cburke3

VATICAN, February 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Raymond Burke and Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, the two remaining dubia cardinals, wrote an open letter to the Presidents of the worldwide Bishops’ Conferences meeting in the Vatican for the Summit on sexual abuse. “The plague of the homosexual agenda has been spread within the Church,” they write, “promoted by organized networks and protected by a climate of complicity and a conspiracy of silence.” The Church hierarchy, however, wishes…Continue Reading

Vatican sex abuse cover-up unravels as prosecutors home in on bishop protected by Pope Francis

February 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Argentinean prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation for alleged sexual abuse against a bishop and close personal friend appointed and protected by Pope Francis, according to the attorney general’s office of the province of Salta, Argentina. The target of the investigation is Gustavo Zanchetta, who was named bishop of the diocese of Orán by Pope Francis in 2013. Zanchetta suddenly fled his diocese and resigned from his office in July…Continue Reading

McCarrick laicized by Pope Francis

mckarick

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2019 / 01:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ordered this week the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop emeritus of Washington, and a once powerful figure in ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and political circles in the U.S. and around the world. The decision followed an administrative penal process conducted by the CDF, which found McCarrick guilty of “solicitation in the Sacrament…Continue Reading

Daleiden decries gov’t ‘collusion’ with Planned Parenthood in body parts case

SAN FRANCISCO, California, February 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-life advocate David Daleiden decried what he said was “collusion” that he witnessed happening in court yesterday between California’s deputy attorney general and abortion organizations.

Bishop Schneider: Abuse summit will be ‘doomed’ if it doesn’t address homosexuality

KAZAKHSTAN, February 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Astana, Kazakhstan said that the upcoming Vatican abuse summit is “doomed to failure” if the “predominant role” of homosexuality in the crisis is not addressed. “If the upcoming Summit on Clerical Sexual Abuse in the Vatican will not address the issue of the moral relativism and the non-belief in the perennial validity of the Sixth Commandment of the Decalogue as the deepest cause of clerical…Continue Reading

Advertisement(2)

Supreme Court . . . Blocks Law Regulating Louisiana Abortion Doctors

By CHRISTINE ROUSSELLE WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — The Supreme Court has blocked from taking effect a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to hold admitting privileges at hospitals nearby to abortion clinics. The court issued a stay on Thursday evening, February 7. In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court granted a temporary stay blocking the law…Continue Reading

Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic . . . The Exhumation Of The Equal Rights Amendment

By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason’s Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic column appears monthly [sometimes bimonthly]. He is a professor of political science and legal studies and associate director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also co-founder and president of the…Continue Reading

God Counts The Tears Of Women

By DONALD DeMARCO The Talmud states that God counts the tears of women. This is a beautiful statement and underscores the compassion that God has for all women. Moreover, it is a compassion that should be shared by men, for the same text warns men that “they do not cause their wives pain.” Rabbi Chaim…Continue Reading

Abortion And The Green New Deal… De-Developing And Dehumanizing The United States

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor in chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate — www.creators.com — distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + Do you know who said the following? “If you further decided to buy a small car that would last 30 years, be easily repairable and…Continue Reading

Has Trump Found The Formula For 2020?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN (Editor’s Note: This column was released February 8, before further developments in Virginia.) + + + His State of the Union address, say the two networks, met with the approval of 76 percent of all viewers — 97 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of independents, and 30 percent of Democrats. Seventy-two…Continue Reading

Advertisement

Our Catholic Faith (Section B of print edition)

Cardinal Mueller Issues Manifesto . . . A Quasi Correction Of Pope Francis’ Pontificate

By JOHN-HENRY WESTEN and MAIKE HICKSON (LifeSiteNews) — Gerhard Cardinal Mueller, the former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, has released a Manifesto which reads like a correction of many of the doctrinal errors Pope Francis has taught during his tenure as Pope. The cardinal intended to release the manifesto on February 10. That date is the eve of the…Continue Reading

Be Like God And Love Your Enemies

By FR. ROBERT ALTIER Seventh Sunday In Ordinary Time (YR C) Readings: 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 1 Cor. 15:45-49 Luke 6:27-38 In the second reading today St. Paul teaches there are two Adams, the first Adam is of Earth, the second, Jesus, is from Heaven. St. Paul points out that the natural came first, then the spiritual, so…Continue Reading

A Leaven In The World… “Men Are Not Women” And Other Inconvenient Facts

By FR. KEVIN M. CUSICK Of course men are not women, you might respond — it’s a matter of fact. You can certainly say that for yourself if you so choose, but you cannot say it for everyone. Not anymore. The politically correct absconding from the use of reason is exploding into a political and social lobby of ever-increasing proportions.…Continue Reading

Catholic Replies

Editor’s Note: Some words of wisdom from Fr. George Rutler in the parish bulletin of The Church of St. Michael in New York City: “The other day, intemperate journalists accused youths from a Catholic high school in Covington, Ky., of making racial threats against an elderly Native American during the March for Life. Videos proved that there was no truth…Continue Reading

Cardinal Zen In New Book… Vatican’s China Strategy Was All About Compromise And Surrender

  By MAIKE HICKSON Joseph Cardinal Zen, For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent, Ignatius Press: 2019, www.ignatius.com; paperback, 153 pages. (LifeSiteNews) — Chinese Cardinal Joseph Zen has strongly criticized in a new book the Vatican’s recent dealings with China, stating that the “strategy was wrong,” adding that it was “all about compromise and surrender.” He has…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

By CAROLE BRESLIN India has almost as many people (1.37 billion) as China (1.42 billion), which has three times the land area. Of the population of India, under three percent are Christian. In Kerala, a state on the southwest coast of India, nearly 20 percent are Christian. Perhaps the greater proportion is a result of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who…Continue Reading

Catholic Heroes… Blessed Jacoba Of Settesoli

By CAROLE BRESLIN Two millennia of Catholicism have produced saints from all walks of life: rich and poor — and the wealthy who became poor, such as St. Francis of Assisi who renounced his inheritance, St. Anthony of Egypt who gave his wealth away, and St. Thomas Aquinas who became a poor monk. There have also been those who lived…Continue Reading