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Women’s Pro-Life Health-Care Consortium Looks To Expand Its Reach

March 14, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Women’s Pro-Life Health-Care Consortium Looks To Expand Its Reach

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A budding consortium of pro-life help centers has “a gold seal of approval” to confer for facilities that qualify to become certified with Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers, the consortium’s executive director told the monthly meeting of the Catholic Medical Association of Phoenix (CMAP). Christine Accurso told the meeting at the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix on March 2 that the aim is to “raise the bar, and raise the volume, on what excellent women’s health care is.” A slide she projected onto a screen said the consortium members want “to partner with women to provide comprehensive, convenient, compassionate, high-quality medical services and access to social services that empower them to care for their…Continue Reading

A Book Review… Poetry To Calm And Lift The Soul

March 13, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review… Poetry To Calm And Lift The Soul

By PEGGY MOEN As I was reading Wilfred G. Chen’s God Speaks in Silence: Poems for All Seasons, I also reread Pope John Paul II’s message for Lent of 2004, in which the late, sainted Holy Father reflected on the severe suffering innocent children sometimes undergo: “What evil have these children done to merit such suffering? From a human standpoint it is not easy, indeed it may be impossible, to answer this disturbing question. Only faith can make us begin to understand so profound an abyss of suffering. By becoming ‘obedient unto death, even death on a Cross’ (Phil. 2: 8), Jesus took human suffering upon himself and illuminated it with the radiant light of his resurrection. By his death,…Continue Reading

Surrogacy And The Erosion Of Motherhood

March 12, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Surrogacy And The Erosion Of Motherhood

By DONALD DeMARCO New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a new law that would remove the ban on surrogacy contracts that has existed since 1992, thus making commercial surrogacy legal. The bill is expected to pass, allowing New Yorkers, for the first time, to pay a woman to have a baby for them through in vitro fertilization. The typical cost for such a procedure is somewhere between $45,000 and $50,000. According to Cuomo, “New York’s antiquated laws are discriminatory against all couples struggling with fertility, same sex or otherwise.” Critics of the bill, on the other hand, have pointed out that commercial surrogacy discriminates against infertile couples who cannot afford such a high cost as well as against the…Continue Reading

Democrats: The Party Of Moloch

March 11, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Democrats: The Party Of Moloch

By MIKE MANNO For anyone who doesn’t know, Moloch was a god mentioned and referred to in the Old Testament. He may have belonged to the Canaanites, or to the Ammonites, or to any number of other early cults, but he was also one of the false gods that Israel would turn to during periods of apostasy. Moloch’s sacramental base was in the Hinnom Valley which was pronounced in Hebrew as “Ge Hinnom” and was thus translated into Greek as “Gehenna.” It was there, just south of Jerusalem, that his cult worshiped him by human sacrifice. And it was there that his followers built an altar-pyre containing his metal image: a human figure with an animal’s head. His arms were…Continue Reading

There Really Is A Border Crisis . . . Media-Dem Gang Laughed It Off Until Too Late

March 10, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on There Really Is A Border Crisis . . . Media-Dem Gang Laughed It Off Until Too Late

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — A few key words were missing when Vice President Mike Pence stopped by Arizona’s capital city shortly after March began to warn against the “crisis” and “unprecedented challenge” on the southern border, which is as close a drive from Phoenix as the time it takes to watch an adventure movie. We don’t know how this border drama will end when the curtain comes down because it has imponderable elements from massive unauthorized invasion that literally could bring an end to the current United States. But the crushing of social structures was the aim of two leftist activists in the 1960s who theorized about overloading the U.S. public welfare system to cause a crisis. The theorists…Continue Reading

The Bishops Let Bygones Be Bygones

March 9, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Bishops Let Bygones Be Bygones

By CHRISTOPHER MANION “It would be a good Lenten practice to try to stop gossiping about others, criticizing them, and instead look at our own faults, and then remain mute,” Pope Francis said last week. Clearly there are issues that the Holy Father doesn’t want to talk about. “I will not say a word about that,” he famously responded when confronted with Archbishop Viganò’s exposé of the McCarrick Homosexual Network last August. The Pope doesn’t like criticism or his critics, and Viganò had alleged that the Pope knew about McCarrick. So when our bishops planned to discuss the allegations at their annual meeting last November, they were suddenly and forcefully shut down by a cadre of Francis appointees in the…Continue Reading

A Book Review . . . Joe Sixpack’s New And Improved Approach To Evangelization

March 8, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on A Book Review . . . Joe Sixpack’s New And Improved Approach To Evangelization

By REY FLORES As Catholics, we are called to bring as many new souls into the Kingdom of God as we can. We are called to evangelize, and share the Gospels with our fellowman, but the problem is that not many of us know how to convey these truths in an effective and convincing manner. Fear not, for Joe Sixpack — “The Every Catholic Guy” — has come to save the day. In his new book titled The Lay Evangelist’s Handbook — How Any Catholic Can Evangelize Anyone, Joe Sixpack (not his real name; but we’ll go along with it) brings us a very helpful book that gets down to the facts in a clear and concise manner. While the…Continue Reading

After Hearing Attack On Abortion . . . Tea Party Audience Reminded Of Mysterious Deaths In Benghazi

March 7, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on After Hearing Attack On Abortion . . . Tea Party Audience Reminded Of Mysterious Deaths In Benghazi

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — After denouncing denial of medical care to abortion-surviving babies — a currently pressing issue that the press prefers to avoid — a Phoenix Tea Party leader turned to a different life-and-death matter. Arizona Project chairman Ron Ludders noted that it was almost seven full years since the still-mystifying deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and his security personnel at the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, shortly before that year’s U.S. presidential election. Ludders had invited Michael Morrison, an expert in U.S. embassy security, to speak to his Tea Party’s regular Monday evening meeting on February 25. “People lost their lives, needlessly,” in the Libya attack, Ludders said — back when Democrat President Barack…Continue Reading

Lent: Finding Joy In Gratitude And In Suffering

March 6, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Lent: Finding Joy In Gratitude And In Suffering

By REY FLORES Once again, my favorite season of Lent is coming around, bringing us a new hope in the midst of sacrifice. As I grow older and go through life’s trials and tribulations, I have learned to embrace suffering as something good, something edifying. Without suffering, how would we learn true gratitude and how else would we know what true happiness is? A better way to put it is this way: Had Jesus not endured everything from His agony in the garden, His scourging, the via crucis, and ultimately His crucifixion, there would have been no eternal salvation, or the opportunity of it, for any of us. What is true happiness, you ask? From what I continue to learn…Continue Reading

The Vendetta Against Cardinal Pell . . . His Guilt Was Not Established Beyond Reasonable Doubt

March 5, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Vendetta Against Cardinal Pell . . . His Guilt Was Not Established Beyond Reasonable Doubt

By JOHN YOUNG Australian George Cardinal Pell has been found guilty in a Melbourne court of sexual abuse of two boys under the age of 16, including oral sex, and is now in prison awaiting sentencing: probably a term of several years. An appeal is being lodged by his legal team. But is he guilty? Most of the media are certain he is, with some notable exceptions. I believe he is innocent and that the jury should certainly have brought in a verdict of not guilty. There has been a gross miscarriage of justice. First let us look at the background. Cardinal Pell is one of the most orthodox bishops in the Church and has never hesitated to uphold orthodoxy…Continue Reading