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Vengeance Or Justice?. . . It’s Not Being Beastly If Anti-Trump Plotters Are Called To Account

March 31, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Vengeance Or Justice?. . . It’s Not Being Beastly If Anti-Trump Plotters Are Called To Account

By DEXTER DUGGAN Are pending national political developments poised to demonstrate the difference between vengeance and justice? The former means inflicting excessive or unreasonable punishment, while the latter means administering what’s fair or decent. When one hears of lex talionis, that’s the principle of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. That may sound harsh, and devoid of mercy, but it was intended to forbid wild retribution. Or, as one definition puts it, according to lex talionis, the punishment should correspond in degree and kind to the offense. To give one example, if a man poked out your eye, you may poke out his eye. But you may not avenge your eye by collectively murdering him, all…Continue Reading

Socialism Sells

March 30, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Socialism Sells

By CHRISTOPHER MANION The Democrat presidential candidates are moving ever further left, and they’re dragging their party with them. They’ve introduced a wave of radical legislative proposals that have struck a dangerous resonance with millennials. In fact, Gallup reports that young Americans are souring on capitalism. Less than half, 45 percent, “view capitalism positively . . . a marked shift since 2010, when 68 percent viewed it positively.” Note that, for Gallup, “young” means those between 18 and 29. So those polled in 2010 are today between 26 and 37 years of age. Have their views changed with real life experience in a primarily capitalist society? We can only hope. But Gallup adds that a startling 51 percent of those…Continue Reading

Russiagate — A Bright, Shining Lie

March 29, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Russiagate — A Bright, Shining Lie

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia…to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.” So stated Attorney General William Barr in his Sunday, March 24 letter to Congress summarizing the principal findings of the Mueller report. On the charge of collusion with Russia, not guilty on all counts. After two years of hearing from haters in politics and the media that President Donald Trump was “Putin’s poodle,” an agent of the Kremlin, guilty of treason, an illegitimate president who would leave the White House in handcuffs and end his days in prison, we learn the truth. It was all a bright, shining lie.…Continue Reading

The Death Party And Pastoral Challenges

March 28, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Death Party And Pastoral Challenges

By FR. MICHAEL P. ORSI Clergy must minister to people of all backgrounds, all walks of life, all affiliations. As a priest, my mission is to bring the sacraments to anyone who seeks them earnestly and validly, to help people address their life concerns, grow in their faith, and come ever closer to Christ. Though I’ve always had strong opinions, I must be open to people who don’t share many of my views. I often have to strike a delicate balance between principle and pastoral service. In particular, I can’t let politics hinder my efforts to meet spiritual needs. So I must try to restrain certain partisan inclinations that are natural to me. This has become increasingly difficult as the…Continue Reading

Young “Freedom Fighters”. . . Reject U.S. Students’ Dreams Of Socialism

March 27, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Young “Freedom Fighters”. . . Reject U.S. Students’ Dreams Of Socialism

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Around the Earth, “globalism” has a bad name among conservatives today. The concept is understood to mean overreaching institutions and tentacles of global government. But it used to acknowledge that we’re simply in “a small world after all,” and that world was full of opportunity for someone ready to make big strides. The founder of a program named Project Arizona, which brings other nations’ young citizens to the Grand Canyon State so they can learn to be advocates for small government and constitutionalism, recalled how “globalism” was redefined. “I am not against old-fashioned globalism, which was understood as free trade for all, easy travels, and more opportunities,” Jacek Spendel told The Wanderer. “But recently the…Continue Reading

A Movie Review . . . This Film Is A Victory For The Pro-Life Movement

March 26, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Movie Review . . . This Film Is A Victory For The Pro-Life Movement

By REY FLORES It is finally here. After a few years of rumors and speculation, fundraising, and some resistance from the filmmaking industry, Unplanned made its world premiere at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. We must see this as a huge victory for the pro-life movement in the sense that despite all of the secular culture’s love of abortion, here we are in 2019, premiering an anti-abortion film in the Devil’s own backyard. As with her book, the movie tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a young woman who herself had gone through a difficult relationship, a relationship that included two abortions. She also played a number of roles at Planned Parenthood, everything from a volunteer, to…Continue Reading

Washington State… Does It Again And Gets Sued

March 25, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Washington State… Does It Again And Gets Sued

By MIKE MANNO Well, the folks who run the State of Washington are up to their old tricks again. You might remember that one of our last visits there was to write about the a local florist, Barronelle Stutzman, proprietor of Arlene’s Flowers whom the State Supreme Court found had violated the law when she refused to provide arranged flowers for a “gay wedding” ceremony. Her problems started when a friend and longtime customer, Robert Ingersoll, asked her to provide flowers for his same-sex wedding. Barronelle, citing her religious beliefs about marriage, declined to provide arranged flowers, but did offer to sell Ingersoll any flowers he wanted. She would sell the flowers; she just wouldn’t arrange them for him. Ingersoll…Continue Reading

Balanced Between Darkness And Light . . . People Moving, Illegally And Legally, To Change Our Future

March 24, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Balanced Between Darkness And Light . . . People Moving, Illegally And Legally, To Change Our Future

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — It didn’t look like a beach ripe for an invasion force to land at the intersection of North 16th Street and East Bethany Home Road here the afternoon of March 20, the spring equinox, the day the world balances between equal times of darkness and light. The TexAz Grill, a Texas-themed steakhouse for Arizonans, was on the northeast corner, just across from a Starbucks coffee shop on the southeast. Luci’s Healthy Marketplace occupied the northwest spot, just east of where Richardson’s New Mexican Cuisine used to be, where President George W. Bush once dined, before a fire forced the eatery to move a little northward. Offering fast food on the southwest corner was a Dunkin’…Continue Reading

CRS: Catholic Charity? Or Secular Government Agency?

March 23, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on CRS: Catholic Charity? Or Secular Government Agency?

By CHRISTOPHER MANION For the past five years, Michael Hichborn’s Lepanto Institute has done the hard lifting. His investigations of the USCCB agencies advertised as “charities” have revealed many operations that aren’t very “Catholic” at all. In fact, some of them are downright un-Catholic. They’ve endorsed immoral programs, cooperated with pro-abortion coalitions, and even donated the faithful’s contributions to groups whose activities defy the truths of Humanae Vitae. One such agency, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is a subsidiary of the USCCB. However, it receives a majority of its funding — hundreds of millions of dollars — from the federal government. That is also the case with countless other “Non-Governmental Organizations” (NGOs) that work in foreign countries. The trouble arises when,…Continue Reading

Amidst Scandal, Live The Gospel Fearlessly

March 22, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Amidst Scandal, Live The Gospel Fearlessly

By SHAUN KENNEY The Wall Street Journal wrote about the condition of the Catholic Church today, most notably the weakening of faith among those Catholics who consider themselves culturally identified with the Church, but not faithful attendees at Mass. Specifically, the connotation here is that Catholics who were teetering are now tipping away thanks to the scandals plaguing the Church. In 2002, only 22 percent of all Catholics indicated they were considering leaving the Catholic faith as a result of the sexual abuse scandals. The foxes rushed into the henhouse declaring themselves lord and protector of these lands, and the result? In 2018, the bad memories came rushing back in a flood, with McCarrick having already won the game by…Continue Reading