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Monday, February 19, 2018

JOSEPH SOBRAN: UNBELIEVERS

The National Review Years, March 7, 1980 — If there were a Thomas Aquinas among us, his talents would be needed to supply irrefutable proofs of the Soviet Union’s existence. A…...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

JOSEPH SOBRAN: THE WRITING ON THE BERLIN WALL

   The National Review Years, September 4, 1981 — Two decades ago the Berlin Wall went up nearly overnight, the most brutally unequivocal symbol of the division between our awed civilization and the…...

Monday, January 15, 2018

JOSEPH SOBRAN: JOURNISM V. CONSERVATISM

The National Review Years, November 5, 1990 – Words seem to form partnerships. At one time, you discriminated between. Now you discriminate against. “Discrimination” now betokens not a fine mind, but a character…...

Friday, January 05, 2018

JOSEPH SOBRAN: THE INCOMPARABLE ONE

Griffin Internet Syndicate,6/4/2009 – Jesus was far from being an old man when his earthly life ended. He was probably well under 40, roughly the age of Mozart, who died at…...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: RESISTING JESUS

  Griffin Internet Syndicate, 12/23/2004 — As always in our time, Christmas is provoking dissent from people who don’t want Christian symbols on public property or Christmas carols sung in public…...

Monday, December 04, 2017

PATRICK BUCHANAN: WHY ROY MOORE MATTERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Why would Christian conservatives in good conscience go to the polls Dec. 12 and vote for Judge Roy Moore, despite the charges of sexual misconduct with teenagers leveled against…...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: THE CROSS AND THE SWASTIKA

Griffin Internet Syndicate, February 2, 2002 – When the Communist Party seized control of Russia more than 80 years ago, it tried to eliminate two things: Christianity and “anti-Semitism.” Tens of…...

Thursday, September 07, 2017

ROBERT HALE: THE PROGENY OF THE LOVE GENERATION - “MS. SNOWFLAKE”

Minot, ND – Some lawmakers in our nation’s capital have a difficult time understanding the concept of the rule of law. The United States of America was created on the foundation…...

Monday, August 28, 2017

ROBERT HALE: WHERE HAVE ALL THE STATESMEN GONE?

Minot, North Dakota – Recently violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. Following that violence our political leaders committed violence upon reason, logic, and civil and rational discourse. Rather than address the violence…...

Monday, August 14, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: IS THE POPE SQUARE?

Griffin Internet Syndicate, August 5, 2003 – Speaking as a Catholic, I wish the Vatican would say nothing about same-sex “marriage.” It’s beneath its dignity to enter into debate with a…...

Monday, August 07, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: VIOLENT RELIGIONS

Griffin Internet Syndicate, October 5, 2006 - In the modern West, Islam is thought of as a violent religion, and I’ve done my part, along with some fanatical (but not necessarily…...

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

CHRISTOPHER MANION: HUMANAE VITAE FORSAW THE CULTURE OF DEATH

FRONT ROYAL, VA — This week we celebrate the 49th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the brave and beautiful encyclical of Blessed Paul VI promulgated on July 25, 1968. Brave? Absolutely. This eloquent…...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: ME AND MY CANE

Griffin Internet Syndicate, May 15, 2007 - Two years ago, after foot surgery, I started walking with a cane. The ankle has healed, but I’ve kept the cane. I like it.…...

Monday, July 17, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: HILAIRE BELLOC ISLAM PROPHESY

GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, OCTOBER 25, 2001 – Back in the 1930s, when white men were preparing for another round of mutual slaughter, few of them paid any attention to the Muslim…...

Monday, June 12, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: PATRIOTISM OR NATIONALISM?

GRIFFIN INTERNET SYNDICATE, OCTOBER 16, 2001 – This is a season of patriotism, but also of something that is easily mistaken for patriotism; namely, nationalism. The difference is vital. G.K. Chesterton…...

Monday, April 24, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: CHRISTIANITY AND HISTORY

[Classic: September 28, 1999] – Ignorance is often hidden behind an urbane surface. Many otherwise educated people lack the most elementary understanding of certain subjects. One of these is religion.…...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

ALLAN C. BROWNFELD: VIOLENT ATTACK ON FREE SPEECH AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

  ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Attacks on free speech, particularly on the nation's college and university campuses, seem to be mounting. In early March, hundreds of students at Middlebury College in Vermont…...

Monday, March 13, 2017

YVONNE LORENZO: SOBER WISDOM IN SOBRAN’S SUBTRACTIN CHRISITANITY

Perhaps Fox TV viewers and readers of his bestselling books think that Bill O’Reilly is a Renaissance Man. However, there is a far more intelligent and profound voice we can…...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: LINCOLN AND HIS LEGACY

[Classic, February 19, 2008] — At this point it is probably futile to try to reverse the deification of Abraham Lincoln. Next year, if I know my countrymen, the bicentennial…...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

JOSEPH SOBRAN: SACRAMENTS AND SODOMY

[Sobran's, December 2003] — Andrew Sullivan has established himself as the most eloquent voice of “gay” Catholics in the American media. He recently wrote a piece on the op-ed page…...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JOSEPH SOBRAN: RESISTING JESUS

[CLASSIC: 12/23/2004] — As always in our time, Christmas is provoking dissent from people who don’t want Christian symbols on public property or Christmas carols sung in public schools. Many…...

Friday, December 16, 2016

CHRISTOPHER MANION: A BOOK REVIEW: A JOE SOBRAN CHRISTMAS

FRONT ROYAL, VA — When Al Matt asked me some ten years ago to take over Joe Sobran’s column inThe Wanderer, I made it clear that, while I’d be honored…...

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CHARLES G. MILLS: WHAT TO DO WITH HILLARY

[GLEN COVE, NY - 12/2/16] -- The idea of Hillary Clinton on the chain gang or rock pile is attractive, but it is not good policy. We do not need…...

Monday, November 28, 2016

JOSEPH SOBRAN: HATING MOTHER TERESA

Hating Mother Teresa FGF Op-EdThe Reactionary UtopianNovember 24, 2016 Hating Mother Teresa by Joe Sobran fitzgerald griffin foundation [Classic: October 1997] — I’ve always resisted calling Mother Teresa a saint,…...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ROBERT HALE: IS THERE HOPE FOR THE IGNORANT AND HYPERSENSITIVE?

MINOT, ND -- One thing is certain -- the extent of people's capacity for ignorance and hypersensitivity cannot be underestimated. A harsh statement? I know. As one among billions on…...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

ROBERT HALE: WHEN BEING NICE IS STUPID

MINOT, ND -- What am I missing? Former Vice Presidential candidate and current House Speaker Paul Ryan ridiculed the "ugliness and divisiveness in American politics." To what ugliness and divisiveness…...

Thursday, June 02, 2016

JOSEPH SOBRAN: EDUCATING FOR DAMNATION

[Wanderer classic: 5/07/2003] -- According to Secretary of Education Ron Paige, "The president and I believe that education is a civil right [and that] there should be equal access for…...

Friday, May 20, 2016

ROBERT HALE: LIBERALS, CONSERVATIVES, AND TRUMP

MINOT, ND -- Conservatism and liberalism are two ideologies, both vying to destroy the traditional values that have made America great. Together they are succeeding amazingly well.Democrats have embraced liberalism…...

Monday, May 16, 2016

CHARLES G. MILLS: MAKING AND DESTROYING MONEY

GLEN COVE, NY -- The nations of the world in general, and America in particular, have destroyed real money by making so much of it that it has no permanent…...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

ROBERT HALE: HILLARY’S RESPONSE TO ISIS - A POLICE STATE?

MINOT, ND -- "If Mr. Trump gets his way, it will be like Christmas in the Kremlin. It will make America less safe and the world more dangerous," stated presidential…...

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