By Patrick J. Buchanan On arrival in La Paz, Pope Francis was presented by Bolivian President Evo Morales with a wooden crucifix carved in the form of a hammer and sickle, the symbol of Lenin, Stalin, Mao and Fidel. Had Pope John Paul II been handed that crucifix, he might have cracked it over Evo’s […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan Normally a synod of Catholic bishops does not provide fireworks rivaling the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where Mayor Richard Daley’s boys in blue ran up the score on the radicals in Grant Park. But, on Oct. 13, there emanated from the Synod on the Family in Rome a 12-page […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan The culture war has gone global. And the divisions are not only between, but within nations. “Suddenly, homosexuality is against the law,” wailed Jay Leno. “I mean, this seems like Germany. Let’s round up the Jews. Let’s round up the gays. … I mean, it starts like that.” Leno was speaking […]
by Patrick J. Buchanan Anyone who believes America’s culture wars are behind her should have started out Friday reading The Washington Times. The headlines on the three top stories on page one read: “California judges asked to say if they are gay.” “‘Tebow Bill‘ for home-schoolers dies in Virginia Senate panel.” “Opt-out on birth control […]
By Patrick J. Buchanan “Anti-Catholicism,” said writer Peter Viereck, “is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual.” It is “the deepest-held bias in the history of the American people,” said Arthur Schlesinger Sr.
by Patrick J. Buchanan Now that the mourning for John Paul II has ended and he has been laid to rest in St. Peter’s, it is time to consider the state of the church he led for 27 years. For, despite his extraordinary life, his holiness and his critical role in bringing an end to […]