Catholic Church

The Cancel Culture is Ruthless, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Drew Brees, longtime quarterback of the New Orleans Saints and one of the most popular players in the NFL. And, to my knowledge, a man never before accused of being racist… all hell broke loose against him when he said that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”… He was referring to the practice of some NFL players to kneel down during the national anthem as a sign of protest, and he was expressing his disagreement with it.

Vatican Weighs In on USA’s Civil Unrest, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The pope has congratulated an American bishop for showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) while a Vatican official has compared racism to the Wuhan virus… Pope Francis called Bp. Mark Seitz of El Paso on Wednesday to congratulate the Texas prelate for leading a public prayer demonstration in solidarity with BLM. Meanwhile, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Family (PCF) Abp. Vincenzo Paglia compared the Wuhan virus to racism… carrying a sign reading “Black Lives Matter,” Seitz said, “I expressed to the Holy Father that I felt it was imperative to show our solidarity to those who are suffering.”

What’s Dividing and Killing Americans? by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – It seems like a bad time to tell you about may latest film project. But in fact Divided Hearts of America couldn’t come at a more fitting moment. Its goal is to unearth the founding truths on which our country is built. And to challenge the dehumanizing lies that pit black against white, rich against poor, and mothers against their babies… As walking wounded, we’re vulnerable to passions of the moment. To mindless tribal divisions. But most of all to pseudo-intellectual actions plans, or ideologies. The kind of gibberish you hear online from Antifa, or white nationalists.

May 15, 2020: George Soros: We’re Now in ‘Revolutionary Moment’ That Allows Us to Achieve the “Inconceivable’, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Left-wing billionaire George Soros has indicated that the coronavirus pandemic paves the way for societal changes previously thought impossible, calling it “the crisis of my lifetime.” Soros had lived through the Second World War as a youth… “Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary,” he said during an interview on May 11.

Black Pro-Lifers Arrested for Praying at Planned Parenthood While Hundreds of Rioters Go Free, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Church Militant reports pro-life advocates Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes were arrested May 30 on the sidewalk outside the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood Center in Manhattan… The women were arrested after allegedly violating city social distancing guidelines because of the coronavirus. Beatty and Chavannes said they were social distancing… “Let me tell you something, Christians get it the worst,” Beatty said of their pro-life outreach. “I have not been so harassed by the police until I started doing this! Christians get it the worst!”

Bishop Joseph Strickland: The Right To Religious Freedom Should Inform Our Voting

By Bishop Strickland, The Wanderer – Religious freedom is called the first freedom in the American polity for good reason. It ensures that the leavening role of revealed truth helps us to form our conscience and shape the choices we make as individuals, families and, as a society.
The American founders fled coercive approaches to religion which compelled adherence to a particular sect. An incorrect interpretation of the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights has arisen in our day which promotes a notion of a Church/State separation that is hostile to religious institutions….

Msgr. Charles Pope: With Cries That Pierce Me to the Heart: A Priestly Testimony of Grief in These Times

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – I write this with deep respect for Archbishop Gregory and I admire the work he is doing to reunite our archdiocese, which has been so rocked by the scandal. But I appeal to all bishops to hear the cry of your faithful who long for just this sort of clarity and strong denunciation when it comes to less “safe” issues such as abortion, same-sex attraction, transgenderism and the like. Your faithful want and need your strength.

Saint of the Day for June 5: St. Boniface (c. 675 – June 5, 754)

By Franciscan Media Saint Boniface’s Story – Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot […]

Founder’s Quote

“A fondness for power is implanted, in most men, and it is natural to abuse it, when acquired.” —Alexander Hamilton (1775)

Church Leaders Have a Duty to Unite, Not Divide, Our Country, by Brian Burch

By Brian Burch, RealClearPolitics – There is no better place for Americans to be right now than in church, kneeling in prayer and imploring God to heal our land. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, during a trip to Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., spent part of Tuesday doing exactly that… Sadly, the presidential visit to the shrine was denounced by those who should have welcomed it most. And while there is no good time for partisan vilification by religious leaders, it is particularly devastating now when tensions are high, and grief is great.