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A Beacon Of Light… All The Gifts Of The Magi

January 17, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… All The Gifts Of The Magi

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON Jr. Recently, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany, also known by some as The Feast of the Three Kings. The Epiphany is defined as “a manifestation of the Divine” as was seen by the Magi. Traditionally this feast is celebrated on January 6, but it has been moved to the Second Sunday within the Christmas Season. This year, it fell on Sunday, January 8, 2023.As the Gospels relate, after Jesus was born, while still in Bethlehem, Magi from the East came to pay homage to the newborn King. These Magi from the East were Caspar, Balthazar, and Melchior. The Magi were kings themselves, and yet, they visited the ultimate King! These kings traveled long…Continue Reading

The Religions Of Congress

January 16, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on The Religions Of Congress

By DEACON MIKE MANNO The Pew Research Center has released its findings of the religious makeup of the 118th Congress which took office at the beginning of this month. Among its findings is that the number of Catholic members is down ten members, to 148 from the 158 in the previous 117th Congress, which ended in December.The report noted that those members of Congress who claim Christianity as their religious preference was at 88 percent, while at the same time in the population at large the percentage of those claiming to be Christian had dropped from 78 percent to 63 percent since 2007. Going back a bit further, the report noted that in the 96th Congress (1979-1980) 91 percent of…Continue Reading

Americans Are No Longer Americans

January 15, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Americans Are No Longer Americans

By DONALD DeMARCO A group of linguistic roughnecks at Stanford University, in an effort to improve human relations, issued the “Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative.” To be more accurate, the group was concerned with the elimination of harmful words. Such words, according to the group, which did not lack self-confidence, should be stricken from the dictionary. The group was overestimating its power.A backlash against this effort was powerful enough to elicit the response below from the group. This article for The Wanderer was completed before the response was widely publicized. Wednesday, January 4, 2023 “The Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI) was an effort co-sponsored by the Stanford CIO Council and the People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group.…Continue Reading

As Leftists Inflame Global Culture War . . . What Can Touch Their Hearts And Consciences To Change?

January 14, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on As Leftists Inflame Global Culture War . . . What Can Touch Their Hearts And Consciences To Change?

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — The political left wing continues to force its agenda around the world, from Washington, D.C., to France to Brazil to Arizona. What tools are at hand for other people to push back? Touching hearts and consciences? Rejecting arrogant politicians? Praying and marching?After Abby Johnson fled her job as the manager of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Texas in 2009, she told what it was like there.Although abortion clinic workers may euphemize the dismembered infants as “products of conception” or POCS, Johnson said she heard them called “pieces of children.”With the same macabre attempt at humor, there was a place called “the nursery.” That’s where the dismembered infants’ bodies would be reassembled, in order to…Continue Reading

“Practicing” Catholics Or “Delusional” Catholics

January 13, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on “Practicing” Catholics Or “Delusional” Catholics

By TOM TAKASH The list seems to be unending: Catholic politicians, academics, your next-door neighbor, even your best friends, can claim to adhere to the Catholic faith, but at the same time claim that it’s a woman’s right to “terminate her pregnancy.” They repeat the same catchy phrases like “reproductive rights” and “her body, her choice” that the radical Church-haters spout.It doesn’t matter to them that they directly defy Church teaching on abortion. They proudly profess to be Catholics, and insist they are in good standing with the Church. They regularly attend Mass and receive the Eucharist, but they also defend abortion, and not just passively but often with an almost religious devotion, professing support for “women’s rights” while ignoring…Continue Reading

Is The Supreme Court A Safe Harbor In The Storm?

January 12, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Is The Supreme Court A Safe Harbor In The Storm?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For many years, the Federal Judiciary was called “the least dangerous branch.”Today, it might be our only hope.In 1787, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote The Federalist Papers, a collection of newspaper columns designed to persuade the People of New York to approve the Constitution that the Founders had adopted in Philadelphia. At the time, New York voters were preparing to vote on delegates who would meet in their state convention to ratify or to reject the text.The vote was “a close run thing,” as the Duke of Wellington described the Battle of Waterloo twenty-seven years later. However, after over a month of deliberation, New York delegates successfully ratified the text by a vote of…Continue Reading

From Awesome To Awful . . . Florida’s DeSantis And Arizona’s Hobbs Are Vivid Contrast As Governors

January 11, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on From Awesome To Awful . . . Florida’s DeSantis And Arizona’s Hobbs Are Vivid Contrast As Governors

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Arizona is better off than Florida because you’re able, if necessary, to stomp on many of the things that could kill you here (think scorpions and rattlesnakes), but you can’t in Florida (crocodiles and alligators).Florida is better off than Arizona because it has Gov. Ron DeSantis.It’s always tempting to think of moving to a more attractive state if your own gets really out of whack. Even loyally dedicated New Yorker and New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz finally was driven to relocate with her family to the Sunshine State in January 2022 because of the insanely damaging policies of the Empire State’s left-wing politicians, especially victimizing children’s education.No doubt many thousands of people fleeing to…Continue Reading

A Beacon Of Light… Remembering Pope Benedict XVI

January 10, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on A Beacon Of Light… Remembering Pope Benedict XVI

By FR. RICHARD D. BRETON Jr. (Editor’s Note: Fr. Richard D. Breton Jr. is a priest of the Diocese of Norwich, Conn.) + + The recent passing of His Holiness, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, has prompted me to offer a tribute regarding this great man of the Church.Born April 16, 1927, as Joseph Alois Ratzinger in Marktl am Inn, Germany, Ratzinger’s father was a policeman and his mother a hotel cook. The youngest of three children, Ratzinger was six years old when the Nazis took power in Germany in 1933; his parents, who were staunch Catholics, were hostile to the regime. Ratzinger entered the seminary in 1939. In 1941 he was compelled to join the Hitler Youth and in 1943…Continue Reading

Why Biden Doesn’t Care About The Border But You Should

January 9, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on Why Biden Doesn’t Care About The Border But You Should

By DEACON MIKE MANNO One of the nice things about the Christmas holidays is that this paper skips an edition at the same time my radio station goes to all sacred music through January 1. That gives me a nice respite from column writing and program producing to just relax and contemplate what the Old Year has wrought and what the New Year might unveil.As I watched the year-end reviews on television I was reminded of a column I wrote back in September of 2020. I looked it up and had an amazing, but not unexpected revelation. And the first thought that crossed my mind was: I warned you!!!Here is, with some new additions, what I wrote back then:I started…Continue Reading

In St. Paul Address 39 Years Ago . . . Cardinal Ratzinger Notes Important Link Between Faith And Philosophy

January 8, 2023 Frontpage Comments Off on In St. Paul Address 39 Years Ago . . . Cardinal Ratzinger Notes Important Link Between Faith And Philosophy

By PEGGY MOEN (Editor’s Note: Benedict XVI is the only Pope I have seen in person — and that was in 1984, years before he was elected to the Chair of Peter. Nonetheless, listening to his erudite yet warm presentation on faith and philosophy showed me that he was a saint and scholar and nothing like the “God’s Rottweiler” decried by the mindless secular media.(Below is the text of the report that I wrote, and The Wanderer published on February 23, 1984, about Cardinal Ratzinger’s presentation at the College [now University] of St. Thomas.) + + ST. PAUL — “Faith does not destroy philosophy, but defends it,” and the priorities of philosophy “have always been linked with the priorities of…Continue Reading