Monday 20th November 2017

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How Gender Identity Is Hurt By Bathroom “Equality”

November 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on How Gender Identity Is Hurt By Bathroom “Equality”

By MIKE MANNO The Obama administration on May 13, 2016 set off a time-bomb. The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education and the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice sent letters to school administrators across the country informing them that they might be in violation of the law, and thus put their federal funding in jeopardy, if they did not allow students to use the locker and restroom facilities consistent with their “gender identity.” The letters, of course, contained the usual amount of liberal pabulum: Students need not supply any medical or psychological necessity to use the opposite-sex restroom — just tell the teacher — and needless to say, to respect the “privacy” of the…Continue Reading

But Elite Foes Always Pick A Bone . . . Conservatives Have Reasons For Gratitude On Thanksgiving

November 19, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on But Elite Foes Always Pick A Bone . . . Conservatives Have Reasons For Gratitude On Thanksgiving

By DEXTER DUGGAN Item One “The Republican Party is dying,” says the executive director of the Democratic National Committee. “The old theory that parties go up and down in cycles doesn’t apply now. The Republican Party can’t bounce back any more. It has the brain wave of a dead person.” The executive director of the Republican National Committee replies that he can’t say the Democrat is wrong. The Republicans, he says, “were beaten, and beaten so badly. We actually lost seats, and none of us expected that. The thing is, we did the very best we could. By and large, we were so pleased with our candidates. We spent enough money. “But we lost. We cannot survive another decade like…Continue Reading

Thank You, David Boren

November 18, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Thank You, David Boren

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “When you were accused, it was news but it wasn’t true. Now you’re cleared — that’s true, but it isn’t news” — previous Washington Post Ombudsman. + + + In case you haven’t noticed, The Washington Post hates with a vengeance. “The story must be told,” brags its website, but truth might be another matter. According to the Post, I should be getting out of jail about now. Thirty-one years ago, when I was a staff member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee working for Chairman Jesse Helms, a Reagan State Department official accused me of treason. Well, that’s what it amounted to. He told the Senate Intelligence Committee that I had leaked information with the…Continue Reading

Reining In The Rogue Royal Of Arabia

November 17, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Reining In The Rogue Royal Of Arabia

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN If the crown prince of Saudi Arabia has in mind a war with Iran, President Trump should disabuse his royal highness of any notion that America would be doing his fighting for him. Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, the 32-year-old son of the aging and ailing King Salman, is making too many enemies for his own good, or for ours. Pledging to Westernize Saudi Arabia, he has antagonized the clerical establishment. Among the 200 Saudis he just had arrested for criminal corruption are 11 princes, the head of the National Guard, the governor of Riyadh, and the famed investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The Saudi tradition of consensus collective rule is being trashed. MBS is said…Continue Reading

Obstacles To Teaching Genesis 1-3

November 16, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Obstacles To Teaching Genesis 1-3

By ARTHUR HIPPLER (Editor’s Note: Dr. Hippler is chairman of the religion department and teaches religion in the Upper School at Providence Academy, Plymouth, Minn.) + + + I am saying nothing shocking or even surprising when I observe that most young Catholics believe the opening of Genesis to be legendary, even mythological. Informed by modern science and fearful of looking like ignorant fundamentalists, young Catholic have largely given up believing that the creation account, the description of man’s creation and fall, have any historical content. These same students do not realize that essentials of the faith are lost if Genesis is the stuff of legend. One way that well-intentioned religion teachers (both in the parish and the school) have…Continue Reading

Where Have All The Fathers Gone?

November 15, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Where Have All The Fathers Gone?

By MIKE MANNO Like most political bodies, our local school board gets its share of criticism. How are students doing? What percentages are functioning at grade-level? Are the graduation rates acceptable? What about minority students and those from low-income families? And the list goes on. The response by school officials is usually to break down the statistics and present numerical evidence to show that the district is operating in an acceptable range. Thus we are treated to how many students read, do math, and science at grade-levels, and the number of dropouts each year, and how the district’s minority and low-income students are doing. They give you numbers, graphs, and pie charts to make their point. But I have always…Continue Reading

Compels Assent To “Same-Sex Marriage”… Art Studio Plans Appeal Against Judge’s Ruling

November 14, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Compels Assent To “Same-Sex Marriage”… Art Studio Plans Appeal Against Judge’s Ruling

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — It wasn’t so long ago that believers in traditional marriage were chastised this way: “How does my gay love hurt you? We just want to be left alone.” That wasn’t a sincere argument but only a stratagem prior to compelling the traditionalists themselves to surrender to the continuing takeover of society by same-sex authoritarians. An early warning was when the Obama administration started trying to rewrite the Constitution’s explicit First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion to mean only “freedom of worship” — that is, praying as you please under the roof of a church, but being forced to follow immoral government mandates outside, like paying for abortion drugs for strangers. Forcing others to honor…Continue Reading

Why Did Fr. Weinandy Release His Letter?

November 13, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Why Did Fr. Weinandy Release His Letter?

By PEGGY MOEN From Brideshead Revisited: “So Rex was sent to Farm Street to Father Mowbray, a priest renowned for his triumphs with obdurate catechumens. After the third interview he came to tea with Lady Marchmain. “ ‘Well, how do you find my future son-in-law?’ “ ‘He’s the most difficult convert I have ever met.’ “ ‘Oh dear, I thought he was going to make it so easy.’ “ ‘That’s exactly it. I can’t get anywhere near him. He doesn’t seem to have the least intellectual curiosity or natural piety. . . . “ ‘I gave him the catechism to take away. Yesterday I asked him whether Our Lord had more than one nature. He said: “Just as many as…Continue Reading

Babies Shot In Texas . . . But Knee-Jerk Media Cheer Election Victories Of Pro-Aborts

November 12, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Babies Shot In Texas . . . But Knee-Jerk Media Cheer Election Victories Of Pro-Aborts

By DEXTER DUGGAN Babies being shot to death was about the worst horror of the many individual tragedies at the assassination scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, shortly after Halloween. The gunman shot when the little ones cried in the pews, reports said. Ending any of the defenseless lives attending Sunday worship on November 5 was appallingly sad. Still, as is usually the case when a very small youngster is killed, people will shed an extra tear and mourn, “They had their entire earthly lives in front of them. Everything they had to live for was just snatched away.” Reporting on “how bad it was” at the church, the Houston Chronicle quoted one of the shocked…Continue Reading


November 11, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Hypocrites!

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “Hypocrites!” That’s what Bishop Mark Seitz called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer when Paxton led a group of officials defending the Constitution. Meanwhile the bishop admitted that he had never publicly corrected, much less condemned, Catholic Cong. Beto O’Rourke, his 100 percent pro-abortion U.S. representative. Well. While El Paso’s petulant prelate maintains his right to remain silent, let’s take a look at what his alleged “hypocrite,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, has been up to. Last week, Paxton went into federal court to defend SB 8, a Texas law prohibiting “dismemberment abortion.” “I will always fight to protect the basic human rights and dignity of the unborn,” Attorney General Ken Paxton told the Population Research…Continue Reading