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At National Prayer Breakfast… Trump Reaffirms: “Every Life Is Sacred”

February 13, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on At National Prayer Breakfast… Trump Reaffirms: “Every Life Is Sacred”

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s message at the annual National Prayer Breakfast echoed his strong pro-life message from his State of the Union address, Liberty Counsel reported. The morning of February 7, President Trump said, “We must build a culture that cherishes the dignity and sanctity of innocent human life. All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God. Every life is sacred! A precious gift of the Lord!” President Trump is the 12th president to speak at the annual breakfast, which has been attended by every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. “I will never let you down. Never,” said Trump. The pledge came after he called on Congress to defend the dignity and…Continue Reading

Colorado Sex Ed Bill Advances Despite Vocal Opposition

February 12, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Colorado Sex Ed Bill Advances Despite Vocal Opposition

By KEVIN JONES DENVER (CNA/EWTN News) — A controversial sex ed bill was approved by a Colorado House committee the last week of January, despite significant concerns voiced by Coloradans at a hearing at the state legislature. “Many parents are very concerned about what this would mean for their children, especially those in public schools, who will be faced with this,” said Jennifer Kraska, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, adding that the content of the sex ed curriculum under the bill is an open question. House Bill 1032 would ban on abstinence-only sex education in favor of “comprehensive sex education.” On January 30, the Colorado House of Representatives’ Health and Insurance Committee heard ten hours of written and…Continue Reading

Should Old Aquinas Be Remembered?

February 11, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Should Old Aquinas Be Remembered?

By DONALD DeMARCO G.K. Chesterton, in his remarkably insightful book, Saint Thomas Aquinas: “The Dumb Ox,” states that it is unfortunate that “between the man in the street and the Angel of the Schools [Aquinas], there stands at this moment a very high brick wall, with spikes on the top, separating two men who in many ways stand for the same thing.” Since that same thing is nothing other than common sense, the rift is indeed most unfortunate. There is no common ground between common sense and uncommon nonsense. Why does such a rift exist? There are several reasons, though none of them would validate the separation of two who both embrace common sense. They are time, language, age, temperament,…Continue Reading

Abortion And The Right To Stay Alive

February 10, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Abortion And The Right To Stay Alive

By JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO Much has been made lately of language in a recently enacted New York state statute that permits abortion up to the time of birth if necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother. New Jersey has had the same provision for two generations via a regulation of the Board of Medical Examiners. Sadly, when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new legislation into law several weeks ago, he did so in a joyful and celebratory atmosphere. What moral person could find joy in this? The joyless debate over the issue of how late in a pregnancy is morally or legally too late for abortion was crystalized when the Virginia General Assembly was…Continue Reading

Sacrificing Northam Will Not Be Enough

February 9, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Sacrificing Northam Will Not Be Enough

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Once that picture with the blackface and the Klansman came out, there is no way you can continue to be the governor of the commonwealth of Virginia.” So decreed Terry McAuliffe, insisting on the death penalty with no reprieve for his friend and successor Gov. Ralph Northam. Et tu, Brute? Yet Northam had all but sworn Saturday, February 2 he had no knowledge of the 1984 yearbook photo and that he was not either man in the photo. McAuliffe, who is considering a run for president, joined Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, and Joe Biden in the pile-on. All had washed their hands of Northam. That a moderate Democratic governor is…Continue Reading

FRC Issues Condemnation . . . Sen. Patty Murray Blocks Vote On Infanticide

February 8, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on FRC Issues Condemnation . . . Sen. Patty Murray Blocks Vote On Infanticide

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) went to the U.S. Senate floor the evening of February 4 and sought to pass by unanimous consent S. 311, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) immediately objected — blocking passage of the legislation that would require health-care practitioners to provide life-saving medical care to babies born alive who survive an attempted abortion, just as they would do for other babies born at the same age of development. Although a similar measure was signed into law by President Bush in 2002, it never had the teeth needed to hold the abortion industry accountable. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement: “Providing lifesaving care to…Continue Reading

Pope Francis… Says He Opposes Making Priestly Celibacy Optional

February 7, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Pope Francis… Says He Opposes Making Priestly Celibacy Optional

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (CNA) — Pope Francis said he is opposed to the idea of optional priestly celibacy in the Latin Rite, and he would consider it only for very remote places if a serious need existed. “Personally, I think that celibacy is a gift to the Church,” the Pope said January 28. “I would say that I do not agree with allowing optional celibacy, no.” Speaking aboard the papal plane from Panama to Rome, Pope Francis said he does think there is room to consider an exceptions for married clergy in the Latin Rite in “very far places” “when there is a pastoral necessity” due to a lack of priests, such as in the Pacific…Continue Reading

Latin America And The United States… Put Political Squeeze On Venezuela Regime

February 6, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Latin America And The United States… Put Political Squeeze On Venezuela Regime

By JOHN J. METZLER BUENOS AIRES — Two of Latin America’s political heavyweights have put the squeeze on Venezuela’s increasingly authoritarian regime. In a meeting between Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his new Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro, the leaders of the region’s two largest economies have stepped up pressures on Venezuela for democratic change. The move is significant following the multinational Lima Group’s tough condemnation of socialist Venezuela just weeks ago, as well as growing pressures by the international community to hold the regime of Nicolas Maduro responsible for growing political crackdowns and human rights violations, all of which have triggered a massive refugee exodus from Venezuela. Once a reasonably prosperous middle-class and democratic country, contemporary Venezuela has deteriorated into…Continue Reading

Zeal For The Cause Of God

February 5, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Zeal For The Cause Of God

By JAMES MONTI It was shortly after our Lord had begun His public ministry with the miracle of Cana that going up to Jerusalem He entered the Temple and drove out the moneychangers, at the sight of which His disciples recalled the words from Psalm 69, “zeal for thy house has consumed me” (Psalm 69:9, cited in John 2:17). What the apostles saw at that moment was a glimpse into the Heart of Christ, that “Burning Furnace of Charity” as we hail it in the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Lord was later to speak of holy zeal as a virtual definition of His mission in telling His disciples, “I came to cast fire upon the earth;…Continue Reading

Democrats’ America: The Heart Of Darkness

February 4, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Democrats’ America: The Heart Of Darkness

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN If it was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that black and white would come together in friendship and peace to do justice, his acolytes in today’s Democratic Party appear to have missed that part of his message. Here is Hakeem Jeffries, fourth-ranked Democrat in Nancy Pelosi’s House, speaking on the holiday set aside to honor King: “We have a hater in the White House. The birther in chief. The grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue….While Jim Crow may be dead, he’s still got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well.” At the headquarters of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, wrote The New York Times, Jeffries’ remarks were “met with…much cheering.” At…Continue Reading