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What A Hash Mueller Made Of It

June 5, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on What A Hash Mueller Made Of It

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN What is it about special counsel Robert Mueller that he cannot say clearly and concisely what he means? His nine-minute summary of the findings of his office, after two years of investigation, was a mess. It guarantees that the internecine warfare that has poisoned our politics continues into 2020. If it was the intention of the Russian hackers and trolls of 2016 to sow discord within their great power rival, they have succeeded beyond their dreams. Consider. Of the charge of conspiracy to collude with the Russians to hack the emails of the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Mueller said, “there was insufficient evidence to charge a larger conspiracy.” This suggests that there was at least…Continue Reading

Red States, Blue States . . . The Battle For Life Intensifies

June 4, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Red States, Blue States . . . The Battle For Life Intensifies

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON Life in the womb is the most polarized issue in our nation today. There are profound ideological differences in how the pros and cons — those who believe in the unborn child’s right to life and those who are committed to a woman’s right to abortion — view the matter. The states are taking sides, with many enacting laws to limit or ban abortion, while others are taking actions to protect and extend opportunities for the procedure. Not since slavery was debated and fought over has there been such a stark contrast in the beliefs of the opposing sides and in the state laws they are enacting. With a strongly pro-life president, a presumably more constitutionally…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Inspiring Stories Of Saints With Disabilities

June 3, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… Inspiring Stories Of Saints With Disabilities

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY God’s Wild Flowers: Saints With Disabilities by Pia Matthews (266 pages, Gracewing Publishing, paperback and hardcover). Available at amazon.com. God’s Wild Flowers: Saints With Disabilities is an inspiring book which looks at the lives of a large number of saints with disabilities of one sort or another, under a variety of different categories, including disabled saints who lived out the Passion of Christ, and those who were regarded by the world as “fools for Christ.” Pia Matthews has a large family including a profoundly disabled daughter, and begins by describing the difficulties but also the joys that her upbringing has involved. She sees her daughter’s life — apart from its intrinsic worth because she is a…Continue Reading

Canada In Revolt… Upset Over U.S. Pro-Life Advances

June 2, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Canada In Revolt… Upset Over U.S. Pro-Life Advances

By DONALD DeMARCO The Canadian press has found recent pro-life gains in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Ohio to be revolting. The Toronto Star, in particular, the nation’s most widely read newspaper, has printed a series of articles that have condemned these American gains. Given space considerations, I will present just three of them, all written by feminists who are completely immersed in political correctness. All of them express a certain animus against the United States and a rather hostile attitude to American pro-lifers. Heather Mallick’s article is the most vituperative of the trio. She titles her May 18, 2019 piece, “Hateful, punitive men hear abortion dog whistle.” “Primitive men,” she writes, “are dog whistling to Canadians and there…Continue Reading

Supreme Court . . . You Can Abort A Baby Because She’s A Girl — For Now

June 1, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Supreme Court . . . You Can Abort A Baby Because She’s A Girl — For Now

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.) + + + A mother and father in Indianapolis have only one child, a little girl who is two years old. The mother becomes pregnant with another. She and her husband have decided they want only two children — and they want the second to be a boy. Eighteen weeks into pregnancy, the mother undergoes a screening that determines her unborn child is a girl. With the full support of her husband, she decides to abort this little girl so they can have another try at conceiving a boy. Whose side will the Supreme Court take on the question of…Continue Reading

Merritt Moves Planned Parenthood Dismissal

May 31, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Merritt Moves Planned Parenthood Dismissal

SAN FRANCISCO — Sandra Merritt has filed a motion asking a California federal court to issue summary judgment and forgo the trial regarding the claims in Planned Parenthood’s multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against her. Planned Parenthood filed a retaliatory, 15-count civil suit against Merritt, seeking $16 million as punishment for her undercover investigation, which revealed and exposed the largest abortion mill’s unethical and potentially illegal profiting from human baby body parts. In this lawsuit, Planned Parenthood is using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) law as a weapon to stop the undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress that exposed Planned Parenthood’s gruesome trade in baby body parts. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled several years ago that RICO…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Praying To Become Saints

May 30, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… Praying To Become Saints

By DONAL ANTHONY FOLEY Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within, by Fr. Thomas DuBay (Servant, Paperback, 188 pages. Available at amazon.com). Fr. Thomas DuBay’s Prayer Primer: Igniting a Fire Within, is split into four parts, which cover the preliminaries to prayer, how prayer is meant to be a means of intimacy and union with God, how we should pray with the Church and in our families, and a final section on questions and problems. The author begins by characterizing the state of inner emptiness which mankind feels without God — the sense that something is missing in our lives, and that this emptiness cannot be satisfied with purely material things. This is because we are made for the transcendent, for…Continue Reading

NETWORK And Dignity USA… Religious Dissidents Attack Religious Liberty

May 29, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on NETWORK And Dignity USA… Religious Dissidents Attack Religious Liberty

  By BILL DONOHUE (Editor’s Note: Catholic League President Bill Donohue commented May 16 on who is supporting the latest attack on religious liberty.) + + + The Equality Act, as I recently stated, “is the most comprehensive assault on religious liberty, the right to life, and privacy rights ever packaged into one bill in the history of the United States.” I enumerated twelve reasons why it is so draconian. [See “Equality Act Is Madness on Stilts” at catholicleague.org.] Joining in defense of it are people who proclaim to be religious, yet are doing everything they can to eviscerate religious liberty, all in the name of the radical LGBT agenda. On the Catholic side, supporters include NETWORK, the “nuns on…Continue Reading

Dietrich Von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics: A Vision Of Beauty We All Need

May 28, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Dietrich Von Hildebrand’s Aesthetics: A Vision Of Beauty We All Need

By JAMES MONTI Dietrich von Hildebrand. Aesthetics. Edited by John F. Crosby and John Henry Crosby. Two volumes. The Hildebrand Project, Steubenville, OH, 2016 and 2018. Available at various outlets. From Calvary onward, the great battle for the salvation of souls has been a war fought on many different fronts. The decline and fall of church art, architecture, and music that began in the 1950s and reached its low point in the 1970s has taught us that one of the crucial battle lines concerns the value of beauty. The stripping of beauty from our altars and sanctuaries has impoverished the spiritual life of the Church. But the restoration of beauty that has begun in earnest in many places is renewing…Continue Reading

U.S. House Votes To Effectively Ban Women’s Sports

May 27, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on U.S. House Votes To Effectively Ban Women’s Sports

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY (Editor’s Note: Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSnews.com. Creators Syndicate distributes his column. All rights reserved.) + + + At the 2016 Olympic trials, sprinter Tori Bowie ran a lifetime best of 10.78 in the 100-meter dash. But English Gardner edged her out, running 10.74. A month later, at the Rio Olympics, Bowie won the bronze in the 200-meter dash, the silver in the 100-meter race dash, and — running with her USA teammates — the gold in the 4×100-meter relay. All these races — in the Olympics and Olympic trials — featured women competing against women. Even though she was one of the fastest women in the world, Bowie would not have won…Continue Reading