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A Modest Proposal

June 15, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Modest Proposal

By CHRISTOPHER MANION As Democrats prepare for their presidential primary debate marathon, there’s one issue they won’t be talking about. That’s the abject failure of American cities and states that are run by Democrats. In California, the homeless multiply amidst filth and human waste in major coastal cities. Meanwhile, the Democrats now offer free, taxpayer-funded health care to millions of the illegal aliens living in the state, inviting millions more to come. New York City is infested by rats, but not by new industry: Amazon abandoned its plan for a new headquarters in Queens after left-wing opposition led by socialist Cong. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.). Across the Hudson, New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the country. So many…Continue Reading

What The Catholic Integralists Get Wrong

June 14, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on What The Catholic Integralists Get Wrong

By SHAUN KENNEY During the Second Vatican Council, there was an open debate on the question of religious freedom. More accurately, the question was whether the American model of open religious freedom was the most optimal mode of existence for the Catholic Church in the world or was it the Spanish model where the Church functioned externally but alongside the state. Critics of the American model insisted then (and now) that religious freedom was something alien and even antithetical to the idea of Catholicism. Religious freedom implied individual autonomy, which could only erupt in licentiousness. Culture followed politics, ergo the sluices of the state whether through education, pro-family policies, or rigid anti-leftism would serve as the tools to restore Christendom…Continue Reading

It Used To Be A Great State . . . California Launches Its Latest Full-Frontal Attack On Religion

June 13, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on It Used To Be A Great State . . . California Launches Its Latest Full-Frontal Attack On Religion

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This column first appeared on WorldNetDaily, June 2, 2019.) + + + Does it surprise anyone that a major effort to break the seal of Confession of the Catholic Church is happening in what used to be the “great” state of California? It doesn’t surprise me and I have lived here long enough to consider myself a Californian, despite that I was born and raised on the East Coast. When I first moved here years ago, there was a sense of openness and freedom quite different from the East — and I loved it. But all that is gone, and Californians today find themselves enveloped in a never-ending grasp of liberal politicians. Not only is…Continue Reading

California Gov. Newsom . . . Another Catholic Quick-Change Artist In A Bloodied Costume

June 12, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on California Gov. Newsom . . . Another Catholic Quick-Change Artist In A Bloodied Costume

By DEXTER DUGGAN There’s nothing subtle when pro-abortion Catholic politicians put on their actress face paint. Left-wing Democrats Nancy Pelosi of California and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York sport Ash Wednesday crosses so big and black on their foreheads that these symbols of religious devotion almost might have been applied with a brush that paints kitchen walls. But as our Lord said, it’s not the outside appearance that counts. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like tombs having been whitewashed, which indeed outwardly appear beautiful, but inside they are full of bones of the dead, and of all impurity.” Political thespians act the role of faithful Catholics for the merest moment, then abandon that script as soon…Continue Reading

Tiananmen Square… Remembering Or Rationalizing?

June 11, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Tiananmen Square… Remembering Or Rationalizing?

By JOHN J. METZLER UNITED NATIONS — We all remember where we were when the Tiananmen Square crackdown occurred. I recall a Friday evening episode of the TV program Dallas being interrupted as the news switched live to Beijing. Only moments later, Chinese police forced their way into the CBS News transmission trailer and shut down the broadcast. The Tiananmen Square demonstrations in the heart of the Chinese capital were ending in a chaotic bloodbath. Hundreds if not a few thousand unarmed pro-democracy protesters were killed that bloody night in Beijing. The world watched in horror as the comfortable stereotypes of a “changed China” were suddenly smashed as China was brutally thrust back to the sanguinary Maoist era, all on…Continue Reading

All About Sex — Whatever That Is

June 10, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on All About Sex — Whatever That Is

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD Over the past few months, I’ve had occasion to write about several issues involving gender-confused individuals and those who wish to protect them from onerous discrimination by those who can’t quite comprehend the new biological reality of sex. In the April 25 issue, I wrote about a city, South Euclid, Ohio, attempting to challenge a Catholic prep school’s fidelity to Church teaching as sexual discrimination. Three weeks ago I wrote about a couple of cases headed to the Supreme Court that might answer the question plaguing society: Are the words “sex” and “gender” synonymous? As you recall, progressive secularists and their attorneys have been arguing that the federal ban on sex discrimination also includes discrimination…Continue Reading

Thanks To Leftist Elitists . . . Accurate Words Have All The Brains Sucked Out Of Them

June 9, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Thanks To Leftist Elitists . . . Accurate Words Have All The Brains Sucked Out Of Them

By DEXTER DUGGAN “Today’s high temperature in New York was 1,986 degrees,” the weather talker on TV says. You allow your chilled beverage of choice to slip down onto the living-room floor. What’s the use of getting upset, you wonder. Celsius? Fahrenheit? Neither one makes any sense here. On the wall behind the TV are dark spots from other beverages you’ve heaved on other evenings with the same skill that never allowed you to be pitcher on the pickup baseball team. If weather talker’s face were the catcher’s mitt, the mitt would have endured no scuff marks yet. “Five thousand people dropped dead of the climate-change heat today on Manhattan streets,” weather talker continues, “while the Statue of Liberty up…Continue Reading

Pride And Providence

June 8, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Pride And Providence

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On June 16, Rhode Island’s capital will host Providence Pride, “a celebration of love, respect and joy,” according to the city’s website. And apparently, Providence has every reason to be proud. National Geographic calls it one of the “World’s Best Destinations for LGBT Pride Celebrations.” GayCities.com honors it with its Gold Award as the “Gayest State Capital.” And it’s even great year-round. Why, “Senior Advice” says it’s one of the nation’s “Top 20 Cities for LGBT Retirement”! Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin isn’t celebrating. On June 1, he posted this pastoral note on his widely read Twitter account: “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June. They promote a…Continue Reading

A Shepherd Stands Tall . . .

June 7, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Shepherd Stands Tall . . .

( Wanderer Publisher’s Note: Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin’s tweet sent out last weekend [story below] has caused a firestorm of adverse reaction especially on Twitter, mainly from the foul, vindictive, and hateful intolerant proponents of “tolerance” — supporters of the Gay Pride Parade in Rhode Island — but unfortunately some of our fellow Catholics in the media piled on for their “pound of flesh.” (Some focused on the fainthearted semi-apology the bishop later posted on the diocesan website, implying it effectively extinguishes his message. Yes, it probably added more confusion to the matter and frustrated both sides, but nevertheless the good bishop did not retract what he said and re-emphasized Church teaching. Given the deafening silence from…Continue Reading

Your Field Report From Israel

June 7, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Your Field Report From Israel

By SHAUN KENNEY Greetings from the Holy Land! Or more accurately, from Ramat Gan just outside of Tel Aviv, where I have spent the better part of the week touring the Jewish State. This will have been my fourth trip to this part of the world, and unlike my previous three trips where it was indeed a tour of the Holy Land, this trip was more of a tour of Israel proper. Thus with an admixture of tourist and pilgrim, I will give you my boots-on-the-ground perspective on what is going on in Israel today. For starters, Netanyahu is one of the more curious politicians in the world — almost Churchillian to a degree. Most all Israelis I spoke with…Continue Reading