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Fr. Nicholas Sheehy: What Is the Second Secret of Fatima?

By Fr. Nicholas Sheehy, LC, Catholic Exchange – After seeing a vision of Hell, it might seem that the rest of the Fatima message would be relatively humdrum, but this is not the case… The second secret has to do with the ending of the First World War and a warning about the coming of the Second World War if the world would not change and pray the rosary. In this part of the message, the Blessed Virgin promotes devotion to her Immaculate Heart and asks for the consecration of Russia to herself.

Why Canadians Need to See Unplanned, Now Available in Canadian Theaters, by Dr. Élise Rose

By Dr. Élise Rose, LifeSiteNews – The US public certainly awarded the film unexpected box office success. Unplanned grossed over $18 million in its US theatrical release, triple its minimal budget. I believe that Unplanned is helping to break down our society’s denial about the true nature of abortion. More and more people are coming to recognize the violent nature of the procedure.

The ‘Justice Democrats’ Have Stormed the Bastille, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – So now San Francisco liberal Rep. Nancy Pelosi is fighting off reckless charges of “racism” from her fellow Democrats. Like Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responds to the slightest criticism of her policies by smearing critics as bigots… First the left finds a poster girl who belongs to a designated “victim” group. Then it treats her policies and person as suddenly sacrosanct. That is, literally sacred, by the tenets of the new religion of Intersectionalism.

Trump’s Judicial Nominees Yielding Pro-Life Victories, by Bruce Walker

By Bruce Walker, Church Militant – (T)he president has been tremendously successful with the confirmations of constitutionalist judicial nominees… Thus far, the Ninth Circuit Court boasts six Trump appointees with a seventh recently confirmed… To date, Trump has successfully nominated 41 appeals courts judges; 80 district court judges; and two Supreme Court justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh… The court’s July determination upholds Trump’s Protect Life Rule, which was promulgated in March.

Polyamory is for Pre-Teens in Public Schools. Oh, Really? by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, The Stream – The world recently learned that the American Psychological Association promotes “polyamory,” “swinging,” and “relationship anarchy.” Their experts say it’s healthy and ethical. They’re crazy… Leftists who run our nation’s public schools love to hide behind the skirts of the APA when it comes to crazy Sex Ed. So in a recent column, I wondered how long it would take for them to push polyamory on the pubertal… Then I learned they already do…

What She Asks, She Obtains, by Stephen Schmalhofer

By Stephen Schmalhofer, First Things – When historian Henry Adams and his fellow Americans—including Augustus St. Gaudens, Dorothy Chanler, Willa Cather, and Edith Wharton—traveled from the New World to our old home in Europe, they found the Mother of the Word Incarnate waiting for them. As their lives demonstrate, the Virgin has influenced the art and culture of America—though the nation has never quite come home to her.

The Mind’s Ascent, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – It’s easy to be agitated over what’s happening these days in the Church and the world. Much harder to see what might be promising, especially when secular leaders and bishops not only appear incapable of addressing looming challenges, but actually contribute to our sense of an age spinning out of control.

Judge Upholds Oklahoma Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions That Tear Off Babies’ Limbs, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – In a victory for the rights of unborn babies, an Oklahoma judge upheld a state law Friday that bans brutal dismemberment abortions that tear nearly fully-formed unborn babies limb from limb… Tulsa World reports Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong upheld the 2015 pro-life law in a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Tulsa Women’s Clinic, an abortion facility.

Dire Warning About Socialism Creeping Into Christianity, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Former Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) President Jack Graham – who currently pastors the 42,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas – pulled no punches in one of his latest sermons titled, “Socialism and Capitalism.”… “No one serious about their Christian faith can be serious about supporting socialism,” Graham argued. “Socialism is totally secular, and it predicated on atheism. That is a fact.”

What You Need to Know About St. Benedict and His Medal

By Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register – Most people, Catholics included, don’t realize how indebted the Church, Europe and the world are to St. Benedict of Nursia. The very presence of his monks in their monasteries became a stabilizing, civilizing factor no matter where they planted themselves. It was from these centers of great learning and prayer that monks and nuns went about their zealous work of evangelizing.