culture of death

From Under the Rubble…Nominations and Their Discontents

By Christopher Manion / January 19, 2013 /

Twenty-four years ago this month, I got a call from Paul Weyrich, the fabled conservative leader. George H. W. Bush, had just nominated Senator John Tower to be Secretary of Defense, and Paul was going to testify against him. “Chris, come over to the hearings tomorrow, will you?” Paul asked. “I’m going to need some…

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Defending the Sanctity of Human Life with Fr. Ciszek

By John M. DeJak / January 16, 2013 /

This month commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision of the United States Supreme Court which held that an unborn child is not a person and therefore not deserving of protection of the laws of the United States. One of the first signs of a totalitarian government is the mastery of words…

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From Under the Rubble….The Benign Rendition Meets Reality

By Christopher Manion / January 12, 2013 /

The Advent shootings at Sandy Hook School shocked the country’s conscience, and the grief that followed was genuine and widespread. However, by virtually unanimous consent, one primordial cause of the massacre has been conveniently kept from public view. Instead, we’ve gotten propaganda. For the Left, after all, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,…

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From Under the Rubble…The War We Are In

By Christopher Manion / December 29, 2012 /

These are not the best of times. In fact, some folks say that the Catholic Church in the United States confronts today the greatest challenge in its history. Things were already tough before the November elections, but now they’re in the tank. The good news is that, this year, Catholic bishops were united as never…

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From Under the Rubble…Can You See the Baby?

By Christopher Manion / December 19, 2012 /

Another December, another War on Christmas. Every Advent, it seems, we must slog through a barrage of anti-Christmas noise commandeered by the usual suspects. Full of sound and fury, they engage in a grotesque and painful pirouette with spineless officials and misguided judges to cleanse any remaining whiff of religion from public life. The all-too…

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From Under the Rubble…Les Faux Femmes

By Christopher Manion / December 8, 2012 /

“Michelle Obama to receive a Grammy!” “Hillary in 2016!” “Michelle a favorite for Illinois Senate Race!” It never ends. It’s amazing how these anti-family heroines can sashay down the Capital’s Catwalks, pretending that they “earned it” – when in fact they rose to fame not on their competence (dubious at best) but clinging to their…

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The First and Enduring Sin

By John M. DeJak / October 3, 2012 /

This past Saturday–September 29, 2012–in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the temperature was a warm 80 degrees, and the fall colors of the changing leaves were done as by a master painter. A perfect day for my 7-year-old daughter to play in the front yard. Indeed she was. Into this…

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Sucha Flake Has Curious Reception at Georgetown

By Christopher Manion / September 6, 2012 /

It goes to show how far we’ve “progressed” that a student at a “Catholic” institution becomes celebrated there for advocating rampant promiscuity.

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