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We Are A Nation Of Laws

August 6, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on We Are A Nation Of Laws

By TUCKER CARLSON and NEIL PATEL Maybe you’ve noticed from watching TV in the past couple of years: When it’s about tax returns, executive orders or, of course, Russia, the left strikes a law-and-order pose. Nobody, they tell us, should be above the law in this country. Nobody. Not even — drumroll, please — the president of the United States. It is one of their favorite talking points, and it’s highly effective because it’s absolutely true. In America, nobody is above the law. That is the promise of this country, and it is the best thing about us. That’s why we aren’t third world. If only Democrats actually believed their own bumper stickers. Nobody is above the law? Please, spare…Continue Reading

More Silliness In Canada… And Second Bite At Pro-Life Clinics

August 5, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on More Silliness In Canada… And Second Bite At Pro-Life Clinics

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD As our culture is drifting into the sinkhole of gender-fluidity, it is difficult not to laugh at the extent to which some people will sink. But laugh at your peril; these people are very serious and, sadly, Canadian law may protect this claim. In British Columbia, there lives one Jessica Yaniv, born a male who claims to be a transgendered female, sometimes referring to her/himself as a transgendered lesbian. This person sometimes appears as male, Jonathan — his birth name, and sometimes as female. Her/his body is male and there seems to be no indication that he/she will undergo the knife anytime soon. In any other time in our history we might feel a bit…Continue Reading

Letting Bygones Be . . . U.S., U.K. Leaders Find Room For Catholics At Their Elbows

August 4, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Letting Bygones Be . . . U.S., U.K. Leaders Find Room For Catholics At Their Elbows

By DEXTER DUGGAN What signals were sent when new U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Catholic Jacob Rees-Mogg as leader of Parliament’s House of Commons and also lord president of the council, to attend cabinet meetings? Or is this a question that shouldn’t even be asked? Might it be said that Britain had started a bit of atonement for the fate of perhaps the most prominent Catholic in its history of government, Lord High Chancellor Thomas More, beheaded in the sixteenth century as a traitor? Although the Rees-Mogg symbolism may seem powerful, it’s best to look forward instead of reheating the grievances of one victim group after another. After the English apologize to their fellow Catholics whom they long persecuted,…Continue Reading

Remembering A Catholic Warrior

August 3, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Remembering A Catholic Warrior

By CHRISTOPHER MANION This week marks the fortieth anniversary of the death my father, Clarence Manion. It is also the hundredth anniversary of his leaving the U.S. Army and commencing a long and fruitful teaching career at the University of Notre Dame. His life reflects the virtues of a Catholic patriot, steadfast in a world of turmoil and war. His mission, inspired by the Church and the Constitution, was embodied in his inspired defense of the natural law. It merits a moment of reflection. Dad was born in Henderson, Ky., an Ohio River town. He was the youngest of nine, three of whom had already died when he was born in 1896. That was an all too common circumstance in…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . Don’t Miss This Blazing Critique Of The Fake News Media

August 2, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review . . . Don’t Miss This Blazing Critique Of The Fake News Media

By REY FLORES Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham; available as hardcover and Kindle at amazon.com, as well as at other booksellers. It’s no secret that President Trump and his administration are maligned, smeared, disrespected, and overall hated by the mainstream fake news media. Never in history has a president been so attacked and besmirched by an almost entire industry which is supposed to report the news, not create the news. Given that lecturer, syndicated columnist, television commentator, bestselling author, publisher, and activist L. Brent Bozell III, the founder and president of the Media Research Center (MRC), has had his finger on the pulse of the fake news media since 1987, there’s…Continue Reading

History May Not Be Forgotten Soon . . . But How Many Errors Sprout In Its Telling?

August 1, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on History May Not Be Forgotten Soon . . . But How Many Errors Sprout In Its Telling?

By DEXTER DUGGAN Noting the recent fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, when two astronauts put the first footprints on the moon, in July 1969, the New York Daily News said walker number one was John Glenn. That wasn’t the only error in the article posted from the all-knowing world media headquarters of New York City, but was the most significant. Neil Armstrong was the first to step onto the moon. Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the Earth seven years earlier, in 1962, wasn’t even along for the ride on Apollo 11. Recall the saying that once you hear two different witness accounts of the same automobile accident, you start to worry about the accuracy of…Continue Reading

Liturgy, Prayer, And Potatoes

July 31, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Liturgy, Prayer, And Potatoes

By SHAUN KENNEY Let’s start with the sudden surge for allowing laywomen (and putatively, laymen as well) to give homilies from the pulpit. No — and not just a little no, but an emphatic no. Reasons for this are simple, as lay members no matter what their education have not been given the charism of the munus docendi — namely, the office of teaching. Priests are specifically given three munera: teaching, sanctifying, and governing. What is more interesting to me is the suddenness of this “debate” in Catholic media. Fr. James Martin, SJ, is positively enthusiastic about the idea. Cardinal Marx is predictably enthusiastic. The pressure is on in a big way — right up until someone reminds the “reformers…Continue Reading

Vladimir Putin And “The Good Pagan’s Failure”

July 30, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Vladimir Putin And “The Good Pagan’s Failure”

By JUDE DOUGHERTY The Good Pagan’s Failure is the title of a book first published in 1939 by Rosalind Murray. It is an indictment of Western liberalism. Readers of a certain age will remember that Rosalind was the daughter of Gilbert Murray, the distinguished Oxford professor of Greek and Classical Studies, who in my youth was the object of compulsory study. For a time, Rosalind Murray was the wife of Arnold Toynbee, the celebrated author of the 12-volume A Study of History (1934-1961). Given the British literary circles in which she moved, Murray knew well the pagan mind of which she wrote. The pagan of her day was likely to be a philosophical materialist, an empiricist who denied a natural…Continue Reading

Blaine, Blaine, Go Away!

July 29, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Blaine, Blaine, Go Away!

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD It’s been a long time since I discussed the Blaine Amendments in this space. For those of you who are not familiar with them, let me take a moment to bring you up-to-date. The story goes back to 1875 when a wave of nativism and anti-Catholic bigotry was sweeping the country. President Grant publicly supported “free schools,” those supported by the government, but opposed using any government funds to support sectarian — read that Catholic — schools. In support of Grant, a former House speaker and then U.S. senator from Maine, James G. Blaine, introduced, as a joint resolution, a constitutional amendment to prevent any public aid to sectarian schools. The issue of the Blaine…Continue Reading

As 2020 Draws Closer . . . Will Trump Show Enough “Winning” To Win Voters Again?

July 28, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on As 2020 Draws Closer . . . Will Trump Show Enough “Winning” To Win Voters Again?

By DEXTER DUGGAN A year from now, the 2020 presidential election and other key ballot contests will be a little more than a dozen weeks distant on the calendar. Although the unexpected may intervene — as prognosticators must cautiously remind their audiences — President Trump and his seething Democrat foes had pretty clearly staked their positions for the campaign by midsummer 2019, two and a half years after he entered the White House. At least theoretically, it had been a miserable time for the Dems since the miserably corrupt Hillary Clinton lost in 2016, but they’ve done pretty well at getting key goals, despite being frustrated at fulfilling their fever dreams of Trump being pulled from the Rose Garden in…Continue Reading