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A Potpourri… Women’s Rights, The Sexual Revolution, And The Jesuits

June 25, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Potpourri… Women’s Rights, The Sexual Revolution, And The Jesuits

By GEORGE A. KENDALL Not long ago, I saw a headline on the Internet, indicating that Pope Francis is calling for the Church to support women’s rights. I can hardly object, because the Church has a duty to support everyone’s rights in principle — that is, as long as we are talking about legitimate rights, rights grounded in the order of creation, especially in the nature of man as God created him. Many, even in the Church, seem to see this distinction as unnecessary, because they assume that the rights demanded by feminists (in many, many decibels and with much profanity) are the legitimate ones. Just one example: Feminists see a key right of women as the right to work…Continue Reading

Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friend

June 24, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friend

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD As I write this, the week’s news, both political and legal, provides plenty of grist for a column, but I’ve decided to ignore those things and do something I don’t often do. I’m going to write about something personal, something close to my heart. It’s about a close friend of mine that didn’t get the job for which she applied. The topic came to me over lunch while I was reading a column by Pieter Vree in this month’s New Oxford Review. Vree was writing about “The Myth of Meritocracy.” Meritocracy is the concept that suggests that status is earned, not inherited. He quotes British author Michael Young, in his 1958 bestselling book, The Rise…Continue Reading

Dems Seem To Think . . . Both Voters And God Will Ignore Their Rampant Extremism

June 23, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Dems Seem To Think . . . Both Voters And God Will Ignore Their Rampant Extremism

By DEXTER DUGGAN With all of the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates for 2020 agreeing on radical pro-abortion extremism that most Americans reject, even though the Dem contenders need majority voter support, what’s around the corner if Democrats retake national power next year while an adoring media would glow with glee over new political strength for the Culture of Death? “Diversity” in the Democratic Party’s presidential race means a large group of variegated candidates all saying the same thing. “I don’t think there is room in our party for a Democratic candidate who does not support women’s full reproductive freedom,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was quoted by the Des Moines Register, which posted: “During a meeting with the Register’s editorial board on…Continue Reading

USCCB Meeting Highlights Are Pretty Dim

June 22, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on USCCB Meeting Highlights Are Pretty Dim

By CHRISTOPHER MANION America’s bishops meet twice a year, and this June’s meeting was supposed to be a doozy. In the past twelve months, two explosive scandals have rocked the U.S. hierarchy. On June 20, 2018, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan revealed the charges of abuse and coverup against retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, one of the most powerful American prelates of the past century. Then came the allegations of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. Hiding in fear of his life, the former Vatican Nuncio to the United States detailed the extent to which the McCarrick Machine’s Sodomite Syndicate had penetrated the American Church. By last fall, the public outrage had reached a decibel level that had not been heard since 2002,…Continue Reading

Democrats Fight To “Out-Abort” Each Other In 2020 Races

June 21, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Democrats Fight To “Out-Abort” Each Other In 2020 Races

By REY FLORES It’s official. It’s off to the races! The 2020 presidential race is on and it’s going to be a hoot! I can’t wait to hear what humorous monikers President Trump coins for the two-dozen delusional Democrat candidates who think they stand a chance against the greatest political movement in American history. The Democrats really do not understand the American people at all, at least not the sane ones. It’s probably not so much that they do not understand people like you and me, but that they refuse to try and accept the reality which so justly keeps backfiring on them every time they think they’ve got us beat. From the ludicrous Russian collusion fairytales to the Supreme…Continue Reading

Want To Bring Back The Nones? Bring Back The Eucharist

June 20, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Want To Bring Back The Nones? Bring Back The Eucharist

By SHAUN KENNEY Remember those certain places that your parents told you never to go, but you did anyway? That’s Twitter…a place designed to share thoughts in 160 characters or less that has become a place where witticism and cutting remarks triumph over intellect and consideration. Of course, given the concert between socialism and corporatism, it should come as no surprise that men such as Fr. Kevin M. Cusick — a contributor to The Wanderer — fell afoul of the powers that be. Fr. Cusick’s thought crime? Remarking that women should be modestly dressed inside a church. Having just come from a part of the world where the penalty for wearing skirts that show ankles is death (or at the…Continue Reading

It Wasn’t By Accident . . . How Did U.S. Have Such A Burden Of Immorality Loaded Onto Its Back?

June 19, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on It Wasn’t By Accident . . . How Did U.S. Have Such A Burden Of Immorality Loaded Onto Its Back?

By DEXTER DUGGAN Promising to bring “transparency” to the workings of Washington, D.C., is about like promising to bring bright light to a locked, windowless cell ten thousand feet below ground. It would take a lot of explosive power to open up that chamber. What happens on the surface in governing this nation, or probably any nation, is what rumbles up to the surface from the less obvious, or even more obvious, networks of ideologies, interest groups, their lobbyists and manipulators, and other actors. After Brett Kavanaugh was proposed to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court last summer by President Trump, the scandalous circus of frenzied opposition to a supposed foe of Roe v. Wade was merely the…Continue Reading

The Catholic Who Declared Independence

June 18, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Catholic Who Declared Independence

By RAY CAVANAUGH When the 13 American colonies announced their separation from the British Crown on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence they issued would become one of the most important documents in the English language. Some 56 patriots would risk their necks to sign this document. Only one, however, was a Catholic. His name was Charles Carroll. He was born on September 19, 1737, in Annapolis, Md. “From his youth he was a singularly devout and scrupulously practical son of the Church,” according to The American Catholic Quarterly Review (volume XXIV, 1899), which added that the two foremost items in Carroll’s life were Catholicism and America. Carroll’s earliest formal education took place at a secret Jesuit school in…Continue Reading

The Bible… Is It A Hate Book Or Just A Hated Book?

June 17, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Bible… Is It A Hate Book Or Just A Hated Book?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD You would think that the Bible, on the whole, would be pretty noncontroversial. That, of course, isn’t true today, if it ever was. Today there are wholesale attacks on Scripture, not all of it, mind you, just the parts in which the attackers disagree. Biblical values, especially those involving sex, marriage, and family, are now disputed even among mainstream thinkers. And because those values contradict many of today’s socially acceptable lifestyles, many view it as authorizing hate against those who don’t fully embrace its teaching. Case in point — not that you need it pointed out — is the ever-evolving concept of marriage, homosexual relations, and the newest idea to float this boat: gender non-conformity.…Continue Reading

Young Girl Wiser Than Aged Biden… Dems Hug Close The Misdeeds Of Abortion And Socialism

June 16, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Young Girl Wiser Than Aged Biden… Dems Hug Close The Misdeeds Of Abortion And Socialism

By DEXTER DUGGAN When a 13-year-old girl with most of her life ahead shows more knowledge and valor than a 76-year-old man who had decades to develop those virtues but signally failed, something seems amiss in this land. Barely teenaged Addison Woosley was among those asking for Raleigh, N.C., to become a sanctuary city for preborn babies as she described ultrasounds illustrating the fate of the helpless infant trapped by an abortionist, according to a spate of videos and news reports. These weren’t her opinions but observable facts. “On ultrasounds the baby tries to run away from the disturbing instruments that try to kill the baby. The baby’s mouth opens wide in a scream when being killed. These babies are…Continue Reading