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One Man’s Journey From Darkness Into Life

May 28, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on One Man’s Journey From Darkness Into Life

By REY FLORES Part 1 As a columnist, I sometimes get the opportunity to meet some really interesting people and listen to some very moving and powerful stories. In this week’s column, I’d like to share the story of one man’s journey out of the darkness and into the light of God. His name is Kurt Filla and he is now running a terrific new company which is very much what I have said the pro-life movement needs. Since his testimony is somewhat lengthy, I am sharing here part one of two in a two-week series. Here is Kurt’s story. “I grew up Catholic in Washington, Mo., a small town just outside of St. Louis. I was adopted as an…Continue Reading

Does Gender Identity Trump Religious Freedom?

May 27, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Does Gender Identity Trump Religious Freedom?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD Last week we looked at a couple of cases before the Supreme Court that could clarify a question that has troubled legal observers for some time: Does the word “sex” in the Civil Rights Act include gender identity or sexual orientation? An affirmative answer would open the doors for a slew of successful lawsuits from gender-confused individuals against churches, adoption agencies, wedding vendors, and school locker-room rules, among others. But any decision by the court may be short lived if congressional Democrats have their way. In the House, the majority Democrats have introduced something called “The Equality Act” whose purpose is to not only give an affirmative answer to the above question, but to also…Continue Reading

Pro-Life Reform Efforts . . . Make Abortion Backers Squirm Like Unborn Baby Headed Into Abortuary

May 26, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Pro-Life Reform Efforts . . . Make Abortion Backers Squirm Like Unborn Baby Headed Into Abortuary

By DEXTER DUGGAN Imagine that you went to a rally of new-car salespeople urging themselves on to market their merchandise. You stood nearby and held up your irrelevant poster of a 50-year-old junker labeled “Our latest model.” The poster was so pointless that no salesperson paid any attention, and you drifted away. Now imagine that your placard showed as nifty a model as anything they had in stock, but yours was labeled, “$12,000 lower-priced if you come to my showroom.” Now you’re threatening their business, and they couldn’t block your message fast enough. The conservative PJ Media website (pjmedia.com) posted a video longer than an hour on May 21 showing courageous pro-life “Activist Mommy” Elizabeth Johnston (see her on Facebook)…Continue Reading

Washington Welcomes Its New Archbishop

May 25, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Washington Welcomes Its New Archbishop

By CHRISTOPHER MANION On Tuesday, May 21, Archbishop Wilton Gregory was installed as the new ordinary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He succeeds Donald Cardinal Wuerl, who had served as administrator of the archdiocese since he retired last year. Archbishop Gregory has long been a leader in the U.S. bishops’ conference, having served as its president in the crucial years surrounding the explosion into public view of the abuse and coverup scandals in 2002. In June of that year, the USCCB adopted its now infamous Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. As USCCB president, then-Bishop Gregory worked with then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to ensure that the rules of the Charter, which were rigorous, even onerous, for priests…Continue Reading

Has The Day Of The Nationalists Come?

May 24, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Has The Day Of The Nationalists Come?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN A week from the day this column was written, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has risen within their countries and on their continent. For all the returns will be in from three days of elections in the 28 nations represented in the European Parliament. Expectation: Nationalists and populists will turn in their strongest performance since the EU was established, and their parliamentary group — Europe of Nations and Freedom — could sweep a fourth of the seats in Strasbourg. Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party is predicted to run first in the British elections, winning two to three times the votes of the ruling Tory Party of Prime…Continue Reading

Priest Says . . . Early Church Showed How Saints Can Arise From Scandalous Lives

May 23, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Priest Says . . . Early Church Showed How Saints Can Arise From Scandalous Lives

By DEXTER DUGGAN PHOENIX — Social media have opened up so much information today that the lives of leaders are laid bare, the director of the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at Arizona State University, in suburban Tempe, said at a presentation of the Institute of Catholic Theology (ictphx.org), which offers continuing education for adult Catholics. And usually the leaders have failed regarding sex or power, Fr. Rob Clements told the May 4 program of the ICT, which is based at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish here. “This never seems to end,” he said. “. . . Does anyone believe in forgiveness anymore? Is there any coming back from scandal?…The calendar of saints is dotted with individuals who have been…Continue Reading

Thousands Of St. Louisans . . . Attend Series Of Lectures With St. Padre Pio’s Spiritual Son

May 22, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Thousands Of St. Louisans . . . Attend Series Of Lectures With St. Padre Pio’s Spiritual Son

By KRISTINE CHRISTLIEB CANAVAN ST. LOUIS — On May 2-4, Adolfo Affatato, specially called spiritual son of St. Padre Pio, traveled from his home in Foggia, Italy, to St. Louis, Mo., to deliver a series of six lectures. Thousands of St. Louisans turned out to show their devotion to the beloved saint and to welcome his spiritual son. In addition to the lectures in St. Louis, Mr. Affatato’s itinerary also included a presentation in Atlanta and two in Clearwater, Fla. But it was in St. Louis where he spoke — to an overwhelming response — six times. Traveling at his own expense, the chain of events that led Mr. Affatato to the United States began in 2013 when St. Padre…Continue Reading

Is There A Difference Between Sex And Gender?

May 21, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on Is There A Difference Between Sex And Gender?

By DEACON MIKE MANNO, JD The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark law that was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson. It made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. At the time those terms and their implications were well known and not subject to much debate or controversy. In 1964 discrimination on the basis of sex was clearly understood to be discrimination against women (or men) because of their status as a woman (or man) — and, of course, it was primarily used to protect women in the workplace or academia. Fast forward to the 2000s, and as improbable as it may have seemed to those…Continue Reading

If Issue Is Gun-Grabbing, Abortion, Or Illegal Invasion . . . Democrats Are Being Challenged On Their Pushiness

May 20, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on If Issue Is Gun-Grabbing, Abortion, Or Illegal Invasion . . . Democrats Are Being Challenged On Their Pushiness

By DEXTER DUGGAN Some Colorado teenagers gave the nation a good example often not provided by adults — the teens walked out in protest when some pushy Democrats tried, as Dems often do, to politicize a tragedy as quickly and thoroughly as they could. When possible, their game plan is politics 24 hours a day, every day. They’ve dragged this nation into hostility and divisiveness, assisted by their media allies manipulating the script. Too often adults accede and behave more like sheep hopping to the tune of their national Dem masters. In early May two student shooters opened fire at a Denver-area high school, leaving one young man dead and eight students injured. Eighteen-year-old Kendrick Castillo was hailed as a…Continue Reading

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly . . . Cheers For Alabama’s New Anti-Abortion Law

May 19, 2019 Frontpage Comments Off on The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly . . . Cheers For Alabama’s New Anti-Abortion Law

By REY FLORES First the good: Congratulations to the state of Alabama for bringing us closer than ever before since Roe v. Wade to making abortion almost unthinkable, in an unbelievable, unprecedented move Here is what Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey stated in her own words on May 15: “Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, a bill that was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers of the legislature. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.” And here is Claire Chretien’s summary of the new law for LifeSiteNews: “The law, the…Continue Reading