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Minnesota Abortions Drop In 2020 Pandemic Year

July 12, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Minnesota Abortions Drop In 2020 Pandemic Year

ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota declined significantly in 2020, according to a report (https://www.health.state.mn.us/data/mchs/pubs/abrpt/abrpt.html) released July 1 by the Minnesota Department of Health. Last year’s total of 9,108 abortions marked an 8 percent decrease and the lowest figure since 1974.“Many pregnant women have faced difficult situations, especially during the last year. Yet more and more have met those challenges without the tragedy of abortion,” says MCCL Executive Director Scott Fischbach. “The work of pregnancy care centers, which compassionately offer alternatives to abortion, has been instrumental. And pro-life laws in Minnesota, such as Woman’s Right to Know and Positive Alternatives, continue to empower women and save lives. Today’s report is very positive news for mothers and children.”Abortions have dropped 52…Continue Reading

Has Christianity Failed?

July 11, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Has Christianity Failed?

By DONALD DeMARCO Whether Christianity has failed is a question that has resurfaced many times during its long history. To those who argued that Christianity has been tried and has failed, G.K. Chesterton responded by saying that “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” It is the easy road to Christianity that persists in failing, but not Christianity in its orthodox form.Perspective is most important in dealing with such a question. No doubt, Christianity has had its failures here and there, but over its 2,000-plus year history, it has succeeded splendidly. There is no other institution than the Catholic Church, for example, that has prevailed over this long a period of…Continue Reading

As America Recedes, China Rises

July 10, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on As America Recedes, China Rises

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN As our July Fourth celebrations were beginning, the U.S. quietly closed and abandoned Bagram Air Base, the largest American military base between the Persian Gulf and the South China Sea.Afghan looters were soon seen scavenging inside the base.The long retreat of the American Empire is underway, and this longest war is likely to end in bloody retribution for the Afghans who sided with us against the Taliban and are left behind.When the last American departed Bagram, The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. is making plans for “an emergency evacuation of the American embassy in Kabul amid concern that a worsening security situation in Afghanistan could imperil the remaining military and diplomatic corps.”Apparently, we are…Continue Reading

A Book Review… The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Is The Answer

July 9, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on A Book Review… The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Is The Answer

By REY FLORES Secrets of the Sacred Heart: Twelve Ways to Claim Jesus’ Promises in Your Life by Emily Jaminet. Visit www.avemariapress.com to order the book. Videos and additional resources can be found at WelcomeHisHeart.com. In the 1970s, as a little kid at my Catholic grade school in Chicago, I vaguely remember seeing a beautifully framed picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Even as a little first-grader, it touched my own heart in a very profound way. It was as if the images of Jesus and Mary themselves were speaking to my own heart and soul.The timelessness of God Himself and His glorious Catholic Church are devoutly presented in this recent book from…Continue Reading

VP Kamala: One Busy — And Ineffective — Leader

July 8, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on VP Kamala: One Busy — And Ineffective — Leader

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This commentary first appeared on WorldNetDaily on June 25.) + + It’s taken months since the president gave Kamala Harris the task of dealing with our border and the immigration issue. The only thing she has done was travel to Guatemala and Mexico and talk with officials. [She traveled to El Paso on June 26, which is not, however, the epicenter of the crisis.]How that gave her any insight into the problem the United States faces with the hundreds of thousands of people who cross our border with impunity and disappear into our heartland, remains unclear.When she was appointed to the task, word from Washington was that her team was “panicked” since it would put…Continue Reading

How To Solve The Dilemma Of Pro-Abortion Catholic Pols

July 7, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on How To Solve The Dilemma Of Pro-Abortion Catholic Pols

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On June 18, a group of sixty Catholic Democrats currently serving in the House of Representatives published a “Statement of Principles” in defense of their support for abortion.“As Catholic Democrats in Congress, we are proud to be part of the living Catholic tradition — a tradition that unfailingly promotes the common good, expresses a consistent moral framework for life, and highlights the need to provide a collective safety net to those individuals in society who are the most vulnerable,” they write.Yes, the Statement was probably plagiarized from the USCCB’s website, where “Social Justice” — North America’s version of Liberation Theology — has been celebrated for decades.Consider:“We are committed to making real the basic principles that are at…Continue Reading

The Greatest Act Of Courage

July 6, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Greatest Act Of Courage

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY Master Sergeant Leo P. Day, who had served 16 years in the U.S. Army and was then stationed at the Presidio, went out that evening after dinner.He stood on the cliff overlooking Baker Beach and surveyed the scene with his binoculars.To his right stood the Golden Gate Bridge and the majestic headlands of Marin. To his left, the posh neighborhood of Sea Cliff spread along the shore.It had been an unusually hot day for May in San Francisco, and now, not surprisingly, two teenagers were swimming in the blue ocean waters just off the beach that sits just beyond the bay.Then it happened.“I trained my glasses on them and saw the boy thrashing about madly in…Continue Reading

EU To Orban: Back Gay Rights Or Get Out!

July 5, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on EU To Orban: Back Gay Rights Or Get Out!

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Respect LBGT rights or get out of the EU, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte instructed Hungary’s Viktor Orban at last week’s gathering of the European Union in Brussels.According to Reuters, attendees described it as the “most intense personal clash among the bloc’s leaders in years.”What caused the clash?Hungary just passed a law that bans schools from using materials seen as pro-homosexuality. According to the AP, the new law “prohibits sharing content on homosexuality or sex reassignment to people under 18 in school sex education programs, films or advertisements.”Rutte eagerly related details of his confrontation with Orban: “It was really forceful, a deep feeling that this could not be. It was about our values; this is what…Continue Reading

The Truth Will Get You Fired

July 4, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on The Truth Will Get You Fired

By DONALD DeMARCO The United States leads the world in the number of mass homicides. Why this is the case is both disturbing and perplexing. After each of these recurring horrific episodes, a civic leader will step to the microphone and express his deep sorrow for the victims and his compassion for their friends and relatives. “This must stop,” he will say, but he also confesses that he cannot begin to comprehend why this senseless violence continues to take place.“Our prayers and sympathies are with all those affected by this tragedy,” he will add. There are no new insights here, but a script that has been repeated often enough to become a standard response. It is accepted because it is…Continue Reading

Boris Johnson Defies Vladimir Putin’s Claim To Crimea

July 3, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Boris Johnson Defies Vladimir Putin’s Claim To Crimea

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN About that clash between a British destroyer and Russian warplanes and warships in the Black Sea last week there are conflicting versions.The Kremlin version is the more dramatic.HMS Defender, says Moscow, entered the Black Sea, made port in Odessa, Ukraine, and then sailed for Batumi on the coast of Georgia.However, the British warship traversed Russia’s territorial waters at the tip of the Crimean peninsula, near Sevastopol, Russia’s principal naval base on the Black Sea.The destroyer, say the Russians, had to be diverted by shellfire from a patrol boat and bombs dropped in its path by Sukhoi fighters.London’s version: Defender sailed through waters off Crimea that belong to Ukraine. Russian gunfire was far off and unthreatening. No…Continue Reading