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Alien’s California Gunfire . . . Echoes In Arizona As Obama Plans To Rip Border Asunder

November 5, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Alien’s California Gunfire . . . Echoes In Arizona As Obama Plans To Rip Border Asunder

By DEXTER DUGGAN PAYSON, Ariz. — From a soaring escarpment above this mile-high central Arizona vacation town, one sees lonely looking, conifer-covered mountains stretching to the horizon. Human habitation and the southern U.S. border seem far away. In fact, 15,000-person Payson is about a 45-minute winding drive downhill from the Mogollon (MUGGY-own) Rim escarpment, while border-straddling Nogales is about four hours to the south. But what comes across the border knows no limits. The Wanderer stopped by Payson to ask about people’s views on a few election issues. Payson is about a 90-minute divided-highway drive northeast of Phoenix and nearly 4,000 feet higher in elevation than Arizona’s capital city. Coincidentally, another one of the endless violations that bleed over the…Continue Reading

Putting Life On Ice… How Not To Achieve A Work-Life Equilibrium

November 4, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Putting Life On Ice… How Not To Achieve A Work-Life Equilibrium

By FR. JOHN FLYNN, LC (Editor’s Note: Fr. John Flynn, LC, wrote this commentary for ZENIT News Agency. Fr. Flynn, a regular ZENIT contributor, holds degrees from the University of New South Wales and from the Pontifical Gregorian University.) + + + The latest company benefit, subsidizing female employees to freeze their eggs so they don’t have to interrupt their careers, has drawn widespread criticism. Recent news reports said that Facebook has already started to offer up to $20,000 to help cover the cost of freezing eggs and that Apple will soon start a similar scheme. Paying women to delay pregnancy might seem to be a positive move, but, questioned an October 14 New York Times article, might it not…Continue Reading

Aquinas And Mozart On Intelligent Design

November 3, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Aquinas And Mozart On Intelligent Design

By DONALD DeMARCO Can we say that this far-flung, wondrous universe, and all the intricately organized things it contains, including us human beings, came about purely by chance? Or does the universe exhibit the kind of design that implies the existence of an “Intelligent Designer”? St. Thomas Aquinas answered the second question in the affirmative. In fact, he based each of his famous “Five Proofs for the Existence of God” on the fact that nature reflects the presence of a divine designer. For Aquinas, “The natural thing is set between two intellects.” (Res ergo naturalis inter duos intellectus constituta.) God impresses His intelligence on nature. He creates us with an intellect that can grasp things that are intelligible. But God…Continue Reading

In God We Trust

November 2, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on In God We Trust

By REY FLORES With the midterm elections this week, we again are faced for the most part with choosing the lesser of two evils. This is very frustrating because it has become increasingly apparent that there just don’t seem to be any good, solid, practicing Catholics, or at least a Christian of any kind, running for office anymore. [Editor’s Note: The Wanderer went to press this week on October 30, days before the elections took place.] This is a frustration that we must get over because if we wallow in it, we’ll just end up driving ourselves crazy. So what is a Catholic voter supposed to do? For one thing, do your homework and do the research on any person…Continue Reading

2014 Election Result . . . Was It Close? How Much Did Obama’s Guys Cheat?

November 1, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on 2014 Election Result . . . Was It Close? How Much Did Obama’s Guys Cheat?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat. That was the book title and sound advice by national radio talk host Hugh Hewitt in 2004. Well, Democrats still could cheat, the Republican Hewitt would explain, but they’d lose the election anyway because their fraudulent ballots’ numbers would be overwhelmed by honest Republican voters. Wanderer readers may know the November 4 election results by the time they read this article, which went to press on October 30. Was it close? Did they cheat? If Democrats traditionally have been known as the vote-fraud champions, think how much this potential increased since 2004, with lawless Barack Obama wielding ultimate national power from the White House, using the U.S. Justice…Continue Reading

Frank Sinatra: Spiritual But Not Religious

October 31, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Frank Sinatra: Spiritual But Not Religious

By JAMES K. FITZPATICK I don’t know exactly when I first started hearing people say that they were “spiritual but not religious,” but, if I had to guess, I would say it was about 20 years ago. At first I would hear it only from some of the aging hippies who taught with me in a high school in the suburbs of New York City. Nowadays, I hear it from a wide variety of folks: older suburban club women, gals and guys in ponytails at crafts fairs, earnest young folks in diners and pubs. My problem is that I never know the people who favor this expression well enough to explore with them what they mean. I have frequently wished…Continue Reading

Official English Translation Of Synods Final Report

October 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Official English Translation Of Synods Final Report

vatican.va Synod14 – “Relatio Synodi” of the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization” (5-19 October 2014), 18.10.2014

His Eminence Cardinal Burke . . . Neither Bishops Nor Pope Can Change Christ’s Teaching on Marriage

October 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on His Eminence Cardinal Burke . . . Neither Bishops Nor Pope Can Change Christ’s Teaching on Marriage

October 30, 2014 – 4:27 AM By Terence P. Jeffrey Can a pope change Catholic teaching on marriage? When the synod of bishops that Pope Francis has called to discuss the family was meeting in Rome earlier this month, someone not particularly familiar with the Catholic faith might have presumed the answer was yes. The synod, for example, released a midterm report with a section headed: “Positive aspects of civil unions and cohabitation.” Yet the Catholic Catechism states: “The Lord Jesus insisted on the original intention of

Researcher Says . . . Report On Vatican Agency’s Help For Radical Group Evokes Outrage

October 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Researcher Says . . . Report On Vatican Agency’s Help For Radical Group Evokes Outrage

By DEXTER DUGGAN An investigation of the Vatican’s social-justice agency’s involvement with an international socialist-Communist organization has evoked shock and outrage, a pro-life researcher into the agency, Michael Hichborn, told The Wanderer. Hichborn, a researcher, activist, and commentator with the Virginia-based American Life League (ALL), appears in an ALL video about the Vatican’s Caritas Internationalis’ cooperation with and contribution of leadership to the World Social Forum (WSF). In an October 7 news release, ALL says, “Evidence, from both primary sources and explosive video, highlights ALL’s report showing conclusively that the World Social Forum is a radically Communist and pro-abortion organization pushing for world revolution. According to both internal

After Helping Synod Get Back On Track . . . Orthodox Catholics Reflect On Its Missteps

October 29, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on After Helping Synod Get Back On Track . . . Orthodox Catholics Reflect On Its Missteps

By DEXTER DUGGAN It was a nightmare image. Smugly smiling Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as he wears a mitre emblazoned with the rainbow colors of homosexual radicals. It wasn’t an image done by the Pope’s detractors. It was an approving editorial cartoon in the United States, drawn by a gratified pro-homosexual left-winger after the recent Synod on the Family. The Pope actually promoting homosexuality? Whatever the message in Rome turned out to be, left-wing media again were adjusting it to fit their agenda.