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After Tides Of Illegal Entry . . . New Organized Mass Caravans Could Submerge U.S. Independence

January 31, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on After Tides Of Illegal Entry . . . New Organized Mass Caravans Could Submerge U.S. Independence

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A man visiting from St. Louis surprised his girlfriend with a marriage proposal at northern Arizona’s Grand Canyon in January. Phoenix television station KPNX, Channel 12, had a photo of Kevin Fowler, wearing a short-sleeved shirt, kneeling in the snow beneath gray skies as he held Roni Moore’s hand and successfully popped the question. The station quoted Fowler saying that, not being an area resident, he wasn’t aware of the local weather conditions and “wasn’t planning for the cold and snow.” However, Arizona isn’t one big, flat expanse of rocks and scraggly bushes. In addition to its famed deserts and saguaros, the Grand Canyon State has high mountains and forests. The more heavily visited South…Continue Reading

Human Life International Says… New York’s Reproductive Health Act Endangers The Lives Of Women

January 30, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Human Life International Says… New York’s Reproductive Health Act Endangers The Lives Of Women

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proudly signed New York’s Reproductive Health Act on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A January 24 Human Life International Press release points out that the “Reproductive Health Act” allows legalized killing of the unborn child up to the day of birth, with no restrictions of any kind. He also ordered the One World Trade Center building to be lit in pink, perhaps to celebrate all the girls that will now be aborted in the name of “reproductive freedom.” Perhaps he could have chosen both pink and blue to drive this point further home, says HLI. Deborah Piroch, director of PR for HLI, says that: “Make no mistake, women will…Continue Reading

Abortion Is Dangerous For Women

January 29, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Abortion Is Dangerous For Women

By BILL DONOHUE (Editor’s Note: Catholic League President Bill Donohue commented January 18 on how abortion endangers women.) + + + Honest men and women know that abortion kills, but what about the dangers to women who elect to have one? Last month, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio argued that “abortion is one of the safest medical procedures.” Not for the child it isn’t, but that was not her point: Iris Harvey was talking about women who undergo an abortion. On January 16, the far left-wing website rewire.news (it is cheering the end of the “anti-Christ,” meaning President Trump) called abortion “extremely safe,” maintaining that it “does not cause mental or physical health problems.” The truth of…Continue Reading

The Case For Human Extinction

January 28, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on The Case For Human Extinction

By DONALD DeMARCO Two trends are very much alive in society and seem to be gaining momentum. One is a disenchantment with human life. Easy abortion, the rise in suicide rates, declining birthrates throughout the world, and the expansion of euthanasia are indications that fewer people hold fast to the notion of the importance and the sanctity of life. The second is an enchantment with the environment together with all the plants and animals that it includes. As former Vice President Al Gore has stated, in his book, Earth in the Balance, “We must make the rescue of the environment the central organizing principle for civilization.” The environment comes first, human beings second. The inevitable result of these two trends…Continue Reading

When Democracy Fails To Deliver

January 27, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on When Democracy Fails To Deliver

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible . . . make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy. In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to peaceful revolutions. The British voted 52-48 to sever ties to the European Union, restore their full sovereignty, declare independence, and go their own way in the world. Trade and immigration policy would henceforth be decided by a parliament elected by the people, not by bureaucrats in Brussels. “Brexit” it was called. And British defiance stunned global elites. Two and a half years later, Britain is still inside the EU, and no one seems to know when or whether the divorce will take place — a victory of London and…Continue Reading

The New Evangelization . . . Walking In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, Hermit And Confessor

January 26, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on The New Evangelization . . . Walking In The Footsteps Of St. Peter, Hermit And Confessor

By ALBERTO CAROSA ROME — We are witnessing the rediscovery and promotion of the ancient itineraries traveled by pilgrims who crossed the whole of Europe to visit some of the most important symbolic places of Christianity, such as the tomb of St. Peter in Rome, the tomb of the Apostle St. James in Compostela, let alone those who, once in Italy, decided to proceed to the Holy Land via the port of Brindisi. In the wake of these great international itineraries, shorter routes at local level are becoming increasingly popular and important, especially in Italy. For example, the Cammino Celestiniano, named after Pope Celestine V (1215-1296), the first Pope ever to resign from his office, was recently established in the…Continue Reading

Delhi High Court . . . Upholds The Right To Engage In Missionary Activities

January 25, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Delhi High Court . . . Upholds The Right To Engage In Missionary Activities

NEW DELHI (AsiaNews) — In a decision that will likely prove controversial, the Delhi High Court issued a ruling that protects the right to engage in missionary activities in India. The case concerns a Christian medical doctor, Christo Thomas Philip, an American citizen of Indian origin. In 2016 Indian authorities canceled his visa to work in a Protestant hospital in Bihar. “India is a secular country,” writes the court. “All persons in this country have a right to practice their faith in the manner they consider fit so long as it does not offend any other person. If Dr. Philip’s faith motivates him to volunteer for medical services at a hospital, he is free to do so. There is no…Continue Reading

Wuerl Knew McCarrick Abuse Allegations In 2004

January 24, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Wuerl Knew McCarrick Abuse Allegations In 2004

By ED CONDON and J.D. FLYNN WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — An allegation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick was reported to Donald Cardinal Wuerl in 2004, despite Wuerl’s insistence he knew nothing about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct until 2018. Wuerl forwarded the report to the apostolic nuncio in Washington, D.C., the Diocese of Pittsburgh said Thursday, January 10. A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington confirmed to Catholic News Agency that an allegation against McCarrick was presented to Wuerl while he served as bishop of Pittsburgh, as part of a complaint made by laicized priest Robert Ciolek. In a statement, the Diocese of Pittsburgh said January 10 that laicized priest Robert Ciolek appeared in November 2004 before its diocesan review…Continue Reading

Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic… Catholic Social Teaching And Affirmative Action

January 23, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Neither Left Nor Right, But Catholic… Catholic Social Teaching And Affirmative Action

By STEPHEN M. KRASON (Editor’s Note: Stephen M. Krason’s Neither Left nor Right, but Catholic column appears monthly [sometimes bimonthly]. He is professor of political science and legal studies and associate director of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also co-founder and president of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and a lawyer. (Among his books are: Liberalism, Conservatism, and Catholicism; The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic; Catholicism and American Political Ideologies, and a Catholic political novel, American Cincinnatus. This column originally appeared in Crisismagazine.com.) + + + A few months ago when I was on a panel at my university on the topic of evaluating American liberalism and conservatism…Continue Reading

Unity And Tyranny

January 22, 2019 Featured Today Comments Off on Unity And Tyranny

By DONALD DeMARCO When an interviewer asked what keeps him up at night, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke of the “polarization” that “really does worry me.” One of the responsibilities of the leader of a nation is to encourage unity. In this regard, it would appear that Trudeau’s expressed concern is congruent with that of Christianity. “The unity of mankind,” writes Jacques Maritain in Ransoming the Time, “is at the basis of Christianity.” But is Trudeau’s vision really compatible with that of Christianity? How one approaches fostering unity can separate the true leader from the pretender. A simple test to distinguish the two lies in how they perceive what is equal and what is not equal. With regard to…Continue Reading