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The Round Table Is Broken

May 29, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on The Round Table Is Broken

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I don’t think it is nostalgia that leads me to believe that the hostility between Americans on the left and the right has never been as intense as it is today. I can imagine Robert Taft and Adlai Stevenson discussing in a civil manner the issues that divided Republicans and Democrats back in the 1950s. Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill were able to do that in the 1970s. But can you picture Susan Rice and Donald Trump in such a setting? Or Rush Limbaugh and Bill Maher? I can’t. Rice would look as if her hair were on fire. These days, conservatives and liberals don’t like each other, don’t respect each other, don’t trust each other.…Continue Reading

Losers Vs. The World

May 28, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Losers Vs. The World

By REY FLORES If Islamophobia is the fear, intolerance, or hatred of Muslims and Islam, and anti-Semitism is the fear, intolerance, or hatred of Jews and Judaism — then what do we call the fear, intolerance, or hatred for Christians and Christianity? In 2012, Mark Movsesian, director of the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University, wrote an interesting piece titled “Christianophobia,” for The Institute of Religion and Public Life’s First Things blog: “The hostility to Christianity one encounters in the West is mostly ideological. What we have is a struggle between competing worldviews, one of which seeks to win by excluding the other, which it sees as irrational, from public debate. This strategy is illiberal, ill-informed, and…Continue Reading

President Trump’s Peace Mission . . . Challenges Ancient Faiths To Unite Against Terror

May 27, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on President Trump’s Peace Mission . . . Challenges Ancient Faiths To Unite Against Terror

By DEXTER DUGGAN Donald Trump stepped into land-mine land seeking a future where buried but boiling animosities would be disarmed. On his first foreign trip as president, Trump purposefully traveled a peace crescent from Saudi Arabia through Israel to the Vatican in late May, seeking to unite against modern terrorism the three major ancient faiths all recognizing the rise of their religions just east of the Mediterranean Sea. The tousle-haired Trump who, left-wing media babble, hates Muslims, carried himself with executive bearing among Arab and other Muslim-majority nations’ leaders at a regional summit in Riyadh, urging their unity in the effort. “This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations. This is a battle between barbaric…Continue Reading

A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks

May 26, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Who is the real threat to the national security? Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the intelligence that ISIS was developing laptop bombs to put aboard airliners? Or is it The Washington Post that ferreted out and published this code-word intelligence, and splashed the details on its front page, alerting the world, and ISIS, to what we knew? President Trump has the authority to declassify security secrets. And in sharing that intel with the Russians, who have had airliners taken down by bombs, he was trying to restore a relationship. On fighting Islamist terror, we and the Russians agree. Five years ago, Russia alerted us that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had become a…Continue Reading

Conquering Addiction Through Faith And Willpower

May 25, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Conquering Addiction Through Faith And Willpower

By RAY CAVANAUGH An incorrigible alcoholic and estranged Catholic, Dublin laborer Matt Talbot finally reached a point where he felt he had no choice but to abandon the bottle and return to the Church. The remaining four decades of his life were marked by hard work, prayer, and daily Mass. More than 90 years after his death, his story of redemption has inspired people on both sides of the Atlantic. June 19 marks his day of commemoration. The second of twelve children, Talbot was born on May 2, 1856. Both his schooling and sobriety ended at age twelve. His first job entailed delivering messages for a company that handled the bottling tasks for Guinness. Enjoying the perquisites, he came home…Continue Reading

Bishop Of Manchester… There Is “No Justification” For Horrific Attack

May 24, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bishop Of Manchester… There Is “No Justification” For Horrific Attack

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (CNA/EWTN News) — After a terrorist attack killed 22 people — mostly youth — at a theater in Manchester the night of May 22, local Bishop John Arnold condemned the act, saying there is no justification for such violence. “The citizens of Manchester and members of the Catholic community are united in condemning the attack on the crowds at the Arena. Such an attack can have no justification,” Bishop Arnold said in a May 23 statement via the diocese’s Twitter account. In a series of tweets, he thanked the emergency services “for their prompt and speedy response which saved lives. We join in prayer for all those who have died and for the injured…Continue Reading

Bill De Blasio’s Call For Pre-Pre-K Classes In New York

May 23, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Bill De Blasio’s Call For Pre-Pre-K Classes In New York

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK It is often said by liberal commentators that Americans on the right are being “alarmist” when they argue that the social programs of the Democratic Party will put us on a slippery slope toward totalitarian socialism. They insist that there is no reason to assume a socialist endgame at work when proposals are made to help the poor through, say, food stamps or increased spending on education. Fair enough; we can’t read minds. But that does not mean we should ignore the track record of liberal Democrats. It never fails. They are never satisfied. They — always, continually, persistently — push for greater control over our lives by government officials. They may do this with good…Continue Reading

Stirring Up Buyer’s Remorse Over Donald Trump

May 22, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Stirring Up Buyer’s Remorse Over Donald Trump

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see stories on my Internet homepage from commentators, on both the left and the right, designed to convince voters who voted for Donald Trump that they have been “had”; that they voted for an incompetent and unprincipled con man who has no idea what he is doing in the White House. They will tick off the “broken promises” on tax reform, repealing Obamacare, building the wall on the Mexican border, and an avoidance of overseas military interventions. National Review and The Weekly Standard lead the charge on the right; MSNBC and CNN on the left. Serious discussions are featured in these venues on the upcoming impeachment of Trump.…Continue Reading

Do We Have Covenant Eyes?

May 21, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Do We Have Covenant Eyes?

By REY FLORES There’s a little story I probably have shared in this column at least once or twice, but because I love the lesson I learned by it, I will share it once more. When I visited with the Sisters of Life in New York City about five years ago, one of the sisters asked me how I liked the city so far. I told her that it was as big, noisy, and dirty as any big city is expected to be. I did also share that I was somewhat shocked by some of the barely there immodest fashions some women were wearing in public. She told me, “Rey, you are allowed that first look because you weren’t expecting…Continue Reading

Wait’ll Dominant Media . . . Discover Trump Kidnapped Three-Headed Giraffes From Mars

May 20, 2017 Frontpage Comments Off on Wait’ll Dominant Media . . . Discover Trump Kidnapped Three-Headed Giraffes From Mars

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A dominant left-wing U.S. media hungry to destroy Donald Trump will whip up issues from nothing against him, including the so-called scandal that he had two scoops of ice cream for dessert when other diners got just one dollop. Trump’s just lucky that he didn’t have whipped cream on top. In these hysterical media days, it’s not hard to imagine the headline, “Trump had chef beaten.” Huh? Oh, it’s the cream that was tortured? Huh? Oh, the cream was whipped. It’s all the same! Impeach this man who eats tortured animals. Well, the cows were killed, then ground up, then roasted. Monster! Cannibal! But we recall when Barack Obama passionately wanted thousands of babies brutally…Continue Reading