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Investigator Says . . . Bishops’ CCHD Gives More Grants To Unqualified Groups

December 6, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Investigator Says . . . Bishops’ CCHD Gives More Grants To Unqualified Groups

By DEXTER DUGGAN A veteran national Catholic activist defending Church moral teaching says the U.S. bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) again has awarded grants to groups opposed to that teaching. The CCHD is an office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Michael Hichborn, who documented serious misuse of Catholic parishioners’ donations to the CCHD while he conducted research for the American Life League (ALL), continued his service to orthodoxy when he recently established the Lepanto Institute for the Restoration of All Things in Christ. Both Lepanto and ALL are based in Virginia and are active nationally. In separate news releases on November 25 and December 1, Lepanto called attention to two recent violations of CCHD’s own…Continue Reading

Who Are The Cowards Now?

December 5, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Who Are The Cowards Now?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN In July of 1967, after race riots gutted Newark and Detroit, requiring troops to put them down, LBJ appointed a commission to investigate what happened, and why. The Kerner Commission reported back that “white racism” was the cause of black riots. Liberals bought it. America did not. Richard Nixon said of the white racism charge that there is a “tendency to lay the blame for the riots on everyone but the rioters.” The Nixon-George Wallace vote in 1968 was 57 percent to Hubert Humphrey’s 43. In 1972, Wallace was leading in the popular vote in the Democratic primaries, when he was shot in Laurel, Md. In November of 1972, Nixon and Agnew swept 49 states. Among…Continue Reading

Christmas Amidst Growing Secularism

December 4, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Christmas Amidst Growing Secularism

By LAWRENCE P. GRAYSON Christmas is rapidly approaching. It is a time when, in spite of the secular influences that surround us in our daily lives, we experience the joy and peace of God’s presence. The story of our Lord’s birth, however, is so familiar that we often do not appreciate the meaning and significance of the event. This day, almost 2,000 years ago, when the “Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,” marked a turning point in human history, a new era for the human race. Without Christ’s birth — and His death and Resurrection 33 years later — the gates of Heaven would still be closed to us. God had come to earth in the person of…Continue Reading

Here Comes The Snake Oil

December 3, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Here Comes The Snake Oil

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK I was in Buenos Aires on Election Day and had a difficult time keeping track of the election results. My hotel room had CNN, but a Spanish version that displayed little interest in what was happening in the United States, and there were no newspapers in English that I could find to help me out. No Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly either. The morning after the election I was able to figure out — despite my very limited grasp of Spanish — that the Republicans had carried the day decisively; that the much-discussed “wave” had taken place. When I got back home about a week later, I rushed to get the newspapers and to my cable…Continue Reading

Discussing Same-Sex Marriage With Catholic Children

December 2, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Discussing Same-Sex Marriage With Catholic Children

By JAMES K. FITZPATRICK What should Catholic high school teachers and Catholic parents do when the topic of same-sex marriage comes up? Like it or not, more and more states are moving toward making these unions legal. The message is a powerful one: If the law, our judges, our politicians, civic leaders, and most prominent celebrities all tell us that it is permissible for people of the same sex to marry, how do we make the case that our Christian understanding of marriage as a bond between one man and one woman is correct, and not something society needs to overcome, like the sexist and racist views once commonplace in American society? The answer depends upon the way the issue…Continue Reading

Hostile Media Ignore The Work… But “Miracle Baby” Photos Cover A Wall In Omaha

December 1, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Hostile Media Ignore The Work… But “Miracle Baby” Photos Cover A Wall In Omaha

By DEXTER DUGGAN Part 2 OMAHA — Even before recorded history began, some of the greatest work was done, as the Bible put it long ago, “in the secret place” — the creation of new human beings in the mysterious womb. Only in recent decades has ultrasound technology revealed the striking, real-time visual facts of prenatal development in the uterus that previously were speculated upon or intuited. In rather the same way, great work to help couples with pregnancy problems goes on in semi-secrecy here in Nebraska’s largest city at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction. It’s not that the institute wants to hide the fact couples turn here to obtain information and help, or…Continue Reading

Seasons Beatings In Ferguson

November 30, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Seasons Beatings In Ferguson

By REY FLORES For the past week, we have seen what America 2014 looks like in all of her raw ugliness. This is not the America we were taught about in grade school — an America where images of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are forever etched in our memories like cheap cardboard classroom decorations. Every day in America there are murders being committed, from abortions to drive-by shootings to police officers gunning down criminals as needed to defend their own lives. Apparently in America today, there is an agenda to demonize a policeman who was simply doing his job, found himself in a life-threatening situation, and did what any well-trained law enforcement professional would have done. Officer Darren Wilson’s…Continue Reading

After OK’ing An Invasion . . . What More Will Obama Get Away With?

November 29, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on After OK’ing An Invasion . . . What More Will Obama Get Away With?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The president of the United States has grown weary of waiting for the new Congress to pass his Voter Optimization and Transformation Enhancement (VOTE) bill, introduced a month ago, so Barack Obama declares he has enacted it on his own. It’s February 2015, and one month is plenty long to wait for this critical legislation to be approved. The new and misnamed VOTE law is to begin removing the eligibility of the middle class to vote in elections. Obama’s leftist theory is that the middle class already enjoys excessive power and privilege over the lower classes including illegal aliens, so he must redress the imbalance in order to help guarantee the constitutional right to equality.…Continue Reading

Moral Befuddlement In Ferguson

November 28, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Moral Befuddlement In Ferguson

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” Edmund Burke’s insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Mo., after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. The rioting, looting, arson, and gunfire that began after McCulloch relayed the grand jury’s decision, a decision long predicted and anticipated, revealed the unspoken truth about Ferguson. The problem in Ferguson is not the 53-man police department. The problem is the hoodlum element those Ferguson cops have to police, who, that Monday night, burned…Continue Reading

Omaha’s Pope Paul VI Institute . . . Brings New Beginnings To Women And Life To New Babies

November 27, 2014 Frontpage Comments Off on Omaha’s Pope Paul VI Institute . . . Brings New Beginnings To Women And Life To New Babies

  By DEXTER DUGGAN Part 1 OMAHA — A young Nebraska mother with a smiley eight-month-old baby boy at home listened with curiosity to remarks during an educational program here about natural fertility regulation and achieving pregnancy in difficult cases. She and her husband initially hadn’t been successful at trying to conceive. Now she was learning there’s a medical institute right here in Nebraska’s largest city that she hadn’t been aware of, drawing clients from around the United States and beyond. It’s the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction, a professional pro-life academy that promotes women’s awareness of how their bodies work and is open to clients regardless of religious persuasion. In harmony with the Catholic…Continue Reading