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Solzhenitsyn Vs. The Culture of Death

February 22, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Solzhenitsyn Vs. The Culture of Death

By SHAUN KENNEY Alexander Solzhenitsyn would have been celebrating his 100th birthday last December, and the author of Gulag Archipelago and The First Circle would be equal parts mortified and turned prophet about the current state of affairs in his native Russia and about the decline of the United States. Ironically enough, one of Solzhenitsyn’s first complaints about the Western world upon his arrival as a refugee from the Soviet Union was the pervasiveness of the Western media. Very soon, his disdain for the omnipresent media circling his home, his family, his friends and compatriots would erupt into the now famous condemnation of journalism writ large: “You are worse than the KGB!” One is almost forced to reflect on this…Continue Reading

Buckets Of Babies

February 21, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Buckets Of Babies

By BARBARA SIMPSON (Editor’s Note: This article first appeared at WorldNetDaily on February 10.) + + + The legalizing of late-term abortions in New York State garnered headlines across the country — stirring up the emotions of both the “pro-choice” and anti-abortion crowds. It was interesting to watch the arguments of the “pro-choicers” who tried as best they could to steer clear of the dilemma of what to do when a child survives an abortion. It’s called a “botched abortion” — in other words, the abortion didn’t kill the fetus (or baby, or whatever they choose to call it). That’s a part of abortion that has been mostly ignored because we have been largely brainwashed to believe that what is…Continue Reading

Do Catholic Schools Need To Teach That Theology Is Knowledge?

February 20, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Do Catholic Schools Need To Teach That Theology Is Knowledge?

By ARTHUR HIPPLER (Editor’s Note: Dr. Hippler is chairman of the religion department and teaches religion in the Upper School at Providence Academy, Plymouth, Minn.) + + + The chemistry teacher stood by the copier and saw that the religion teacher was copying an article from the Summa. “Is theology a science?” (Ia Q.1, art. 2). The chemistry teacher made a face of amused contempt. “Theology is not a science,” she pointed out. The religion teacher responded, “Theology is not an experimental science, but it is still a body of knowledge, and that is what St. Thomas is arguing.” The chemistry teacher remained unimpressed. This little exchange would be more common only if more religion teachers were using St. Thomas!…Continue Reading

In Arizona… Questions Still Raised Over Tactics Used By Supervisor Of Voting

February 19, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on In Arizona… Questions Still Raised Over Tactics Used By Supervisor Of Voting

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Some national news topics were in the air when the Arizona Project Tea Party gathered here for its regular Monday evening meeting. At the lectern, the group’s chairman, Ron Ludders, noted that embattled Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam said he wanted to be a healer. But, Ludders asked on February 11, “How can you be a healer and kill a newborn?” He referred to Northam’s shocking casualness in a recent radio interview when mentioning setting aside an aborted infant while deciding what to do about this new life. Later during the Tea Party meeting, during questions from the audience, Veronika Corcoran, a woman who said she was born in Slovenia, and had the appropriate accent,…Continue Reading

The Epidemic Of Assisted Suicide Spreads

February 18, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Epidemic Of Assisted Suicide Spreads

By MIKE MANNO While the “life” arguments these days seem to center around abortion, both pre-birth and post-birth varieties, there are other anti-life currents stirring the progressive winds of change, one of them being physician-assisted suicide, or, as I prefer, doctor-prescribed death, which, incidentally, includes euthanasia. During the run of my old radio program, Faith on Trial, we covered the issue extensively and had numerous guests, including medical practitioners, disability and elder advocates, pro-life attorneys, as well as leaders of anti-suicide organizations. It was, to me at least, appalling how quickly the clamor, the demand, and the justification for such an idea spread. It was disheartening to see voters approving pro-suicide legislation. We’ve come a long way since Dr. Kevorkian…Continue Reading

The Day Will Arrive . . . When The Wicked Reign Of Abortion Must End

February 17, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Day Will Arrive . . . When The Wicked Reign Of Abortion Must End

By DEXTER DUGGAN The only land where evil lasts forever is Hell, and our Lord came to build a wall between it and us in hopes that we don’t try to jump over the barrier. Every other land afflicted with evil, being temporal, will have a reign of wickedness come to an end, although we don’t know the timetable. God is the Lord of the Future that we can’t see, but is revealed to us as time passes. Once-endurable Venezuela seemed on a never-ending descent to destruction as pathological socialism sank its fangs ever deeper when vampires Hugo Chavez then successor Nicolas Maduro went for the neck. But today, almost bled-dry Venezuela may be on the verge of repelling the…Continue Reading

On The Proper Meaning Of Words

February 16, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on On The Proper Meaning Of Words

By CHRISTOPHER MANION Just a year ago this week, we reviewed Jim Hitchcock’s book, Abortion and the Catholic Right. The book was both a surprise and a disappointment: The esteemed historian had left professional standards behind and produced a rant attacking pro-lifers who disagreed with him politically. Some of those pro-lifers often appear in these pages, but the most prominent of them was Donald Trump. “The Trump movement was in many ways an ecumenical manifestation of the Wanderer Catholic underground of conspiracy theories, old religious and ethnic grudges, economic ignorance, resentment, and alienation from the entire modern world, an amalgam that for a time saw Ron Paul as its messiah and that above all yearned for the emotional release that…Continue Reading

Time for Truth: All Abortion Is Infanticide

February 15, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Time for Truth: All Abortion Is Infanticide

By SHAUN KENNEY One of my favorite lines in all of film comes from the epic miniseries Sharpe! where the protagonist Richard Sharpe asks a loyalist British officer whether or not he is from America. “No sir,” the officer replies, “I’m from Virginia!” It is the long-held conceit amongst those of us native to the soil of the Old Dominion that you never want to ask folks where they are from. If they are from Virginia, we will tell you so and if not? One simply doesn’t want to embarrass them. . . . . . . . At least, that was true until a few weeks ago. Let’s review. Virginia lawmaker Delegate Kathy Tran (D., Fairfax) proposed legislation that…Continue Reading

Did Pope Francis “Apostasize” In Abu Dhabi?

February 14, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Did Pope Francis “Apostasize” In Abu Dhabi?

By FR. BRIAN W. HARRISON, OS A storm worthy of the windswept sands of Arabia was immediately whipped up in the media last week by Pope Francis’ signing of a document along with Ahmad Al-Tayyab, the Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, an institution widely regarded as the most authoritative source of Sunni Islamic theology. This joint declaration, “On Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together,” was signed on February 4 in Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates. While much of the document is fairly uncontroversial for Catholics — it emphasizes the need for mutual tolerance between Christians and Muslims and an end to terrorism and violence initiated in the name of God — the eye of…Continue Reading

Catholic Medical Group . . . Hears Of Growing Risk Of Illicit Drugs Including Fentanyl

February 13, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Catholic Medical Group . . . Hears Of Growing Risk Of Illicit Drugs Including Fentanyl

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Notorious Philadelphia abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell first got into really hot water — hotter than a lax abortionist might use for sterilizing instruments — when investigators suspected he was running a pill mill out of his office. He was, but their raid in 2010 also exposed his baby-killing kinkiness. In a July 2013 news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said Gosnell pled guilty to running the pill mill. It added: “Gosnell went from writing several hundred prescriptions for controlled substances per month filled at pharmacies in 2008 to over 2,300 filled at pharmacies in January of 2010.” His increased business in dangerous substances was to foreshadow growing…Continue Reading