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A Judicial Victory Over Radical Secularism, by Stephen M. Krason

By Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine – In early August, the Freedom from Religion Foundation—secularist bullies who go around the country seeking especially to pressure local governments to eliminate anything that even remotely suggests a favorable official view of religion—suffered an unaccustomed defeat in the courts. They usually get cash-strapped local governments to do what they want by threatening legal action, whose costs the municipal authorities can’t handle.

Why Does Pope Francis Reject Prosperity for Developing Nations? by Daniel Mitchell

By Daniel Mitchell, CNSNews – Yahoo reported, “Pope Francis on Monday urged Mauritius, a prosperous magnet for tourists and a global tax haven, to shun an ‘idolatrous economic model’ that excludes the youth and the poor … While the island is a beacon of stability and relative prosperity, Pope Francis honed in on the struggles of the youth … Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a poor, agriculture-based economy, to one of Africa’s wealthiest nations and financial services hub. …

The Right Values to Unite America, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – Candidates for national office are preaching their sweet-sounding message of “unity” to the American people. Each one believes him- or herself to be the man or woman for the job of healing our toxic politics and bringing us all together. Statements like this recent one from Senator Amy Klobuchar are typical: “Every single day where Donald Trump’s trying to divide our country, we should be one America.”… The question we need to be asking ourselves is: What are the values underlying the “one America” we’re being sold?

Pope Francis Invites Religious, Political Leaders to Sign ‘Global Pact’ for ‘New Humanism’, by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – In a renewed and enthusiastic endorsement of globalism, Pope Francis has announced he is hosting an initiative for a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.”… at the Vatican on May 14, 2020, is themed Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance… “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism,” Francis said in a video message to launch the initiative.

Australian Justice in the Dock, by George Weigel

By George Weigel, First Things – March 2013: Prior to any credible reports of misbehavior being made against Cardinal George Pell, police in Australia’s state of Victoria launch “Operation Tethering,” a sting aimed at the former archbishop of Melbourne (who by this time is prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the economy). “Tethering” includes newspaper ads seeking information on previously unreported, untoward goings-on at the Melbourne cathedral in the past.

Austin, Texas Becomes First City to Pay Women to Kill Their Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – While some Texas cities are voting to protect unborn babies’ lives, another is providing money to help destroy them… On Tuesday, the Austin City Council voted to spend $150,000 taxpayer dollars to help Austin women get abortions, KADN News reports. It is believed to be the first city to fund abortions indirectly by giving pro-abortion groups money to provide transportation, child care, lodging and other services to low-income women seeking abortions… The council members who claim to be “pro-choice” did not talk about providing choices and support to pregnant women in need. They emphasized more abortions – more destruction of unborn babies’ lives.

Infanticide Hearing Witness Says Hospital Created ‘Comfort Room’ Where Aborted Babies Die, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Comfort care, Stanek said, is to wrap the baby in a blanket and keep the baby warm until the baby dies. Parents at Christ Hospital were given the option to hold the baby as well… “If staff did not have the time or desire to hold the baby, she was taken to Christ Hospital’s Comfort Room, which was complete with a First Photo machine if parents wanted professional pictures of their aborted baby, baptismal supplies, gowns and certificates, foot printing equipment and baby bracelets for mementos, and a rocking chair,” Stanek explained in a testimony…

Report: Married Deacons Offering Mass in the Amazon, by Stephen Wynne

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – A prominent Italian priest is claiming that married deacons are — with Pope Francis’ blessing — celebrating “Mass” in the Amazon… On Tuesday, Vatican expert Sandro Magister reported on a newly released video in which “esteemed” Bologna archdiocesan priest Fr. Giovanni Nicolini calls for the repeal of the clerical celibacy rule. The clip, published Aug. 29 on YouTube, was recorded as part of a “lesson” Fr. Nicolini gave last month to followers of La Rosa Bianca, a Catholic “political-cultural” association.

NM Abortuary at Odds With FDA Requirements, Says Group, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The Food and Drug Administration requires that abortion clinics offering abortion chemicals be able to diagnose ectopic pregnancies, the reason being that the woman could find herself hospitalized with dangerous consequences or she could die… According to federal data, at least 24 American women have died from consequences of chemical abortions – and two of those were ectopic pregnancies. There are over 4,000 reports of serious side effects requiring hospitalization… Abortion Free New Mexico this week filed a complaint with the FDA against the abortionist, Franz Theard, who allegedly is violating the agency’s requirements for diagnosing ectopic pregnancies.

President Trump Was Right: Democrats Support Infanticide and Abortions Up to Birth, by Tim Graham

By Tim Graham, LifeNews –

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The LGBT Endgame is to Destroy Christianity, by Fletch Daniels

By Fletch Daniels, American Thinker – Quarterback Drew Brees came under brutal attack recently for having the audacity to appear in a video encouraging Christian students to bring Bibles to school… But his guilt was twofold: it is the guilt of association liberals love to use to attack what they hate and the even greater guilt of asking children to read the Bible, a book that many in this community despise. In his critics’ view, arguing against bullying LGBT members is good, but so is actually bullying Christians.

CNA: Thousands of Irish Pro-Lifers Rally in Dublin, Say Abortion Law Must Go

By Catholic News Agency – An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented permissive abortion legislation, with speakers emphasizing their determination to continue working to restore legal protections for unborn children… “The theme of the Rally was a call to ‘Stand For Life,’ because no vote, no piece of legislation, no referendum can ever make abortion right,” the rally organizing committee said July 6. “We were delighted to see people of all ages and all walks of life respond to that call.”

Jesuit Agency Funding Illegal-Alien Caravans, by Martina Moyski 

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – A highly organized — and well-funded — Jesuit agency is mentoring and escorting thousands of Central American migrants to the doorstep of the United States… The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), founded by Fr. Pedro Arrupe, S.J. in 1980 and officially registered as a foundation in the Vatican in 2000, records activities in over 50 countries. JRC self-describes its mission as seeking “to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.”… An especially well-traveled path for JRS extends from Central America, through Mexico, to the U.S. border.

The Church and Socialism: The Fallacy that Will Not Go Away, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – Another report in the unfolding story of this pontificate:  The redoubtable Daniel Mahoney, who reads and sees everything, brought me the account of Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, who has been serving since 1998, and now under this pope, as the head Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences.   Just last year he told a reporter that, “at this moment, those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.”  He focused his praise on the Communist regime for “defending the human person” – this in a regime that has taken compulsory abortion as one of its defining policies.

Opinion: ‘This Pontificate Is Worse Than the Falklands War’: What One Hears in Buenos Aires, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, American Spectator – Far from reviving Catholicism in Buenos Aires, this pontificate has deflated it. “Immediately after his election church attendance seemed to go up a little bit,” said one Argentine Catholic. “But now it has gone down. Parishes which once had perpetual Eucharistic adoration no longer have it. The situation in Buenos Aires has gone from bad to worse.” Another Argentine Catholic tells me, “I stopped going to daily Mass because the quality of it has become such a joke.”

Exclusive Excerpt — Michelle Malkin: ‘Open Borders, Inc: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction?’

By Michelle Malkin, Breitbart – To fully appreciate the manufacturing of the 2018–2019 invasions of our southern border, you must first understand this: Pueblo Sin Fronteras is just one cog in the well-oiled, illegal-alien caravan-generating machine. Let’s start with what open-borders advocates themselves call their “Underground Railroad” of migrant safe houses that extend across Central America, through Mexico, and up and into the U.S… This sprawling network of aid stations has been in place for years, bolstered by global interests, left-wing activists, and religious institutions that advocate for illegal aliens…

Citizens: You Do Have the Power to Reform Government, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – How many times have you complained about our government? If you’re like me, you’ve done plenty of complaining. But have you ever done the work to identify a solution and commit to being part of it? … I recently took part in an event called “The Convention of States Leadership Summit.” Nearly 400 grassroots volunteers from nearly every state gathered in Williamsburg, Virginia. The goal? To learn more about our Constitution and the tools it provides for We the People to retake the reins of our government.

Christine Blasey Ford’s Lies, and the Father of Lies, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Christine Blasey Ford lied. She’d played a coy game behind the scenes, advised by Soros lawyer Debra Katz. They worked with Senator Feinstein hoping to force Brett Kavanaugh or President Trump to back down and withdraw Kavanaugh’s name in disgrace, his good name destroyed based on anonymous whispers of an unproven sex assault… When that failed, Ford sat down for days of rigorous coaching like a presidential contender before a debate. Or an actor before a Broadway debut. Then went before the U.S. Senate and the world and on cue lied under oath.

Planned Parenthood Engages in Dirty Tricks During Bogus Trial of David Daleiden, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood and its political supporters appeared to be playing dirty tricks Wednesday in the preliminary hearing for undercover journalist David Daleiden… During the second day of the hearing, the Center for Medical Progress reported that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office switched the order of witnesses in an apparent attempt to interfere with the defense, who had been preparing for a different witness. He switched the order at the request of the abortion giant.

Report: Razor-Maker Repents, Refocuses, by Bill Bumpas

By Bill Bumpas, OneNewsNow – Gillette, owned by Procter & Gamble, had been airing a commercial featuring “toxic masculinity” as well as an ad that showed a father helping his daughter – who was trying to transition to a boy – to shave (pictured). After a public backlash and a financial downturn, the company has changed its tune, according to Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.

Even Good Popes Make Bad Politicians, by Charles A. Coulombe

By Charles A. Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – Against public opposition and catcalls in parliament, Salvini brandishes the Rosary and invokes the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In response, Pope Francis has darkly warned that Salvini’s speeches and those of other immigration restrictionists remind him of Nazi diatribes circa 1934… For many Italians, the Holy Father’s evocation of long-dead dictatorships rings hollow in the face of his Secretariat of State’s tacit (and perhaps witless) collaboration with the communist Chinese government in further oppressing the Underground Church in that country, which has already suffered so much for its fidelity to the Holy See.

Court Dismisses More Charges Against Planned Parenthood Investigators, But Trial Still Set, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, LiveAction – The court battle against the Center for Medical Progress and its undercover journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, this time with some slightly more positive news. The mixed ruling dropped some — but not all — of the charges against Daleiden and Merritt, who are being dragged through the courts after uncovering Planned Parenthood’s involvement with the alleged sale of aborted baby body parts. The case will go before a jury this fall.

Cdl. Sarah: Amazon Synod Would ‘Definitively Break’ With Tradition in Allowing Married Priests, Female Ministries

By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews – African Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, wrote in his most recent book that if the upcoming Amazon synod allowed priestly ordination of married men and fabricated “ministries for women and other such incongruities,” the situation would be “extremely serious” on account of the synod fathers breaking with Catholic teaching and tradition… “If by a lack of faith in God and by an effect of pastoral short-sightedness the Synod for the Amazon were to decide on the ordination of viri probati, the fabrication of ministries for women and other such incongruities, the situation would be extremely serious,” he wrote.

33 Tough Questions for Pro-Immigration Christians

By John Zmirak, The Stream – I’ve written here before that the immigration issue decides all the others. I wish this weren’t true. The GOP in the 90s and 00s decided to pretend that it wasn’t. They bet that the “pro-family values” of Third World immigrants from Mexico and Somalia, Guatemala and Syria, would lead them naturally to the party that seemed (fitfully) to care about unborn life, traditional marriage and religious freedom… That was a huge mistake… They tend to vote for a bigger welfare state, and even more immigration.

ARCHIVES: The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology, by Ion Mihai Pacepa

By Ion Mihai Pacepa, National Review, April 23, 2015 – Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism.

When Joseph Stalin’s Daughter Became Catholic, by Matthew Archbold

By Matthew Archbold, National Catholic Register – Joseph Stalin himself was raised in the Orthodox Church. His parents actually wanted him to be a priest. Unfortunately, his father abused the young Joseph mercilessly. Stalin once described his childhood as having been “raised in a poor priest-ridden household.” He came to renounce Christianity altogether, reportedly saying, “You know, they are fooling us, there is no God… all this talk about God is sheer nonsense.”

Democrat Party Passes Resolution Celebrating Pro-Abortion, Non-Christian Voters, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution at its summer meeting championing “religiously unaffiliated” voters, who the resolution noted are the “largest religious group” within the party… The DNC’s “Resolution Regarding the Religiously Unaffiliated Demographic” stated that “religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” and “have often been subjected to unfair bias and exclusion in American society.”

U.S. in Danger of Chinese-Style Social Credit System, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – But the rise of what’s called “giant tech” is making China’s system an American reality… Well, I think we’re just at a really important point in human history. I think for a while we had tech that was politically neutral. Now we have tech that really, first of all is taking sides in a political contest, which I think, you know, anytime you have big corporate power merging with political parties can be dangerous.

47-Year-Old Photo Shows Future Pope Francis With Dissident Priest Who Helped Engineer Amazon Synod, by Maike Hickson

By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – “In an exchange of letters, Pope Francis recalled our meeting in San Miguel-AR [Argentina] from 23-29/02/1972 and sent me this photo,” Boff writes. …. This incident suggests that Pope Francis and Leonardo Boff have had a friendly relationship long before Bergoglio became pope in 2013. As a matter of fact, Boff claimed in 2016 – in an interview with the Kölner Stadt-Anzeigr – that Pope Francis is “one of us. He has turned Liberation Theology into a common property of the Church. And he has widened it.”

Planned Parenthood ‘Grooms’ Girls for Abortions Using Sex Ed, Former Sex Educator Says, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Daily Caller – Planned Parenthood teaches students risk reduction rather than teaching children how to have healthy relationships and to date in groups, Cline said… “Risk reduction is simply telling them how to make the high risk safer by using lubrication and condoms,” she explained. “The next step is to make them understand they need to be tested for STD’s every couple months.”.. Planned Parenthood’s sex education grooms students for promiscuity, Cline believes, and this promiscuity leads them to abortion. “The sex education grooms them for promiscuity. Grooms them for STD treatment, and grooms them for abortion,” she said.

Trump Is Right On the China Threat, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, OneNewsNow – Trump is the only president of recent vintage to understand this simple truth. The Chinese regime is strengthening its totalitarianism; market forces have not opened up China’s politics. China’s attempts to strengthen its grip on Hong Kong, its forays into the complexities of Indian-Pakistani politics, its threats of sanctions against American firms over the sale of jets to Taiwan – all of this bespeaks the intent of the Xi Jinping regime, which has a philosophy of political revanchism.

Liberals Don’t ‘Invest’; They Spend Other People’s Money, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a self-avowed socialist, sometimes sounds like a multibillionaire entrepreneur when promoting his political agenda… He intends, you see, to “invest” a great deal of money… Of course, unlike a billionaire entrepreneur, Sanders won’t be investing his own money. He will be “investing” yours… Nor does Sanders intend to be a mere retailer. He is promising to make “massive investments” in a “Green New Deal” that will result in “a wholesale transformation of our society.”

Dear Leftists: Don’t Start a Civil War You Can’t Finish, by Jason Scott Jones

By Jason Scott Jones, The Stream – No, I’m thinking that the left’s national freak-out over Trump has deeper roots. Maybe they really believed that Barack Obama had “fundamentally transformed” America, which meant they didn’t have to win elections anymore. A new, permanent government was in force, and these every-four-year events where the Red State rubes get to show up and have a say were just for show. Like plebiscites in Venezuela or East Germany.

The Catholic Case Against Open Borders, by James Kalb

By James Kalb, Crisis Magazine – But is all this a good idea? The demand for a radical reduction of controls on immigration is very recent, and no one seems to have thought it through, even though it is (like most political issues) a matter of prudential judgement… For starters, the Catechism states that more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner … [but] political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions.

CNN Calls President Trump “Evil,” More Destructive Than Hitler and Stalin, by Nicholas Fondacaro

By Nicholas Fondacaro, LifeNews – Crazy might be the best term for describing the first segment of CNN’s so-called Reliable Sources on Sunday. Media janitor Brian Stelter invited on two far-left psychiatrists to debate how the media should cover President Trump alleged mental illness. While one was busy advocating to throw out professional ethics, the other one was declaring Trump had been worse than some of the last century’s most evil people. 

Catholic Congressman Sean Duffy Standing Down to Put Family First

By Catholic News Agency – Rep. Sean Duffy, R-WI, a practicing Catholic who has served in Congress since 2011, will be stepping down from his seat on September 23. He made the announcement in a post on his personal Facebook page… Rep. Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to be with his family ahead of the imminent arrival of his ninth child as the reason he will leave Congress before the end of his term… “With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now,” he said.

In 2012 They Called for After-Birth Abortion. Today, Democrats are Defending Infanticide, by Cong. Chris Smith

By Congressman Chris Smith, LifeNews – Mr. Speaker, in 2012, two bioethicists—Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva—published an outrageous paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics, justifying the deliberate, premeditated murder of newborn babies during the first hours, days and even weeks after birth… The ethicists said: “When circumstances occur after birth that would have justified an abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” In other words, the same conditions that would justify the killing of a baby in utero justifies the killing of that baby even when she is born.

God or Government: What an Economy of “Nones” May Mean for Our Future

By Kelly Hanlon, Public Discourse – What happens when a growing percentage of the population no longer identifies with any religion? What happens when the “nones” outnumber the religious? Public Discourse has explored this question in a week-long series about how the rise of the nones affects religion itself, marriage and family, politics, education, and, the topic of this essay, economics. Of course, these five pillars do not stand alone—they are intimately bound up with one another. Economic concerns don’t simply rest on matters of production and consumption.

Activist: California’s Homeless Problem Can Be Laid at Dems’ Feet, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Pastor Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of the Los Angeles-based Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, says the Golden State is literally looking like a Third World country… “They are now running businesses out of California because [business owners] can no longer deal with it,” he laments. “I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had to run homeless people away from my business. They sleep in the doorways, they don’t care about using the bathroom, and [they] are dumping their waste material on the ground.

Facebook Nixes ‘Women for Trump’ 2020 Ads, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Facebook has confirmed it pulled a seemingly-innocuous campaign ad asking women to support President Donald Trump, even as the social media giant released an audit report pledging to crack down on partisan bias… On August 16, the Women for Trump coalition began running the following graphic as a Facebook ad, with the simple message, “The Women for Trump Coalition needs the support of strong women like you!”

Whitewash Investigation, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, The Vortex – All eyes in the Catholic investigative world are on the case of the rector of the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Msgr. Walter Rossi… Rossi is a priest from the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, but in a deal worked out between his home diocese of Scranton and the archdiocese of Washington, D.C., he is rector of the high profile basilica in the nation’s capital… The basilica is one of the most important in the Catholic world, but because of the corrupt gay mafia’s almost constant involvement, it has become tainted.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Searching for Common Ground in Today’s America, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We all know what happens to those labeled right-wing extremists. They get kicked off social media and silenced. They can lose their jobs and be unable to find a new one. If the Southern Poverty Leadership Center singles them out? Some social justice warrior might show up at their office and shoot the place up. That happened to the Family Research Center a few years ago. And to Rep. Steve Scalise and other GOP leaders more recently.

The Glendon Commission, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – In July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created something called the “Commission on Unalienable Rights,” the purpose of which is to “provide the Secretary of State advice and recommendations concerning international human rights matters” along with “fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights.”… The chair of the commission is Mary Ann Glendon, one of America’s leading Catholic intellectuals.

President Trump Was Right: Planned Parenthood is a $2 Billion Abortion Biz That Doesn’t Need Our Money, by Brad Mattes

By Brad Mattes, LifeNews – This week, Planned Parenthood (PP) forfeited $60 million in Title X tax funding instead of getting out of the abortion business. That was their share of a total $286 hundred million earmarked for family planning services… Title X dollars are fungible when it comes to abortion. For example, PP abortion facilities use it as a slush fund, spending the money on advertising, staffing, utilities, rent, office supplies or computers. These assets are used to facilitate both family planning services and abortion. The Protect Life Rule draws a bright line between family planning and the abortion industry by excluding entities that refer for or provide abortion.

Socialism is Theft — Why Are Candidates Espousing It? by Jerry Newcombe

By Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., The Stream – Socialism is a form of governmental theft. The government has no money of its own. It simply forcibly takes from Citizen A and gives to Citizen B. But, of course, the one who benefits the most from this socialistic scheme is Citizen C, the government bureaucrat who administers the welfare state… The Bible teaches us to help the needy. That is all voluntary. That is the church’s job. When the government gets involved in the “charity business,” it is not only wasteful, it undermines the family, human dignity, and self-reliance.

Patriot Post: Democrats Are Failing America’s Big Cities

Political Editors, Patriot Post – America’s major cities are showing increasing signs that decades of leftist Democrat policies are leading to greater dysfunction, growing crime rates, and lower standards of living. The Democrats who run these cities seek to shift the blame for the sad state of their communities onto the boogiemen of “racism” or Republicans, when in fact they are the ones responsible for enacting the policies that led to these cities’ current conditions… In short, the Democrats who have long run America’s largest cities are failing the very ones who voted for them.

Ohio Court Decision May Allow Health Department to Close Abortion Biz That Kills 3,000 Babies a Year, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a victory for women and unborn babies Wednesday when it refused to hear a case involving the license of a late-term abortion facility… Back in 2016, the Ohio Department of Health revoked the license of the Women’s Med Center, near Dayton, for failing to meet the state health and safety standards. However, the abortion facility challenged the action in court and has been operating without a license since that time.

Planned Parenthood Still Receives over $500 Million in Taxpayer Funding Annually, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Planned Parenthood’s decision to opt out of the Title X program – rather than end referrals for abortions to women and girls – is not stopping its federal taxpayer funding stream from the Medicaid program via Congress… Planned Parenthood’s most recent annual report shows it received over $500 million from the Medicaid program through reimbursements. The group’s combined Medicaid reimbursements and family planning grants amounted to $563.8 million in year 2017-2018 – $20 million more than the $543.7 million it took in from taxpayers in 2016-2017.

The Climate is Always Changing, by Warren Cole Smith

By Warren Cole Smith, The Stream – The North American Inland Sea, sometimes called the Western Interior Seaway, once covered a huge portion of North America. It was 2500 feet deep in places, and 600 miles wide. Louisiana and Oklahoma were underwater. So was Texas, except for a few islands we now call the Texas Hill Country. Much of Canada, too. Most of the states of the Intermountain West — Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and others — were a vast mountainous island.

Italian PM Resigns in Bid to Block Salvini, by Stephen Wynne

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – Facing a parliamentary vote of no confidence, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is stepping down… Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday, less than two weeks after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini’s call for fresh elections. Speaking to members of the Italian Senate, he blasted Salvini as a “reckless” political opportunist whose maneuverings will have “major consequences on the country and its economy.”… “[Salvini] has shown that he is following his own interests and those of his party,” Conte added. “His decisions pose serious risks for this country.”

Pro-Abortion & Pro-LGBTQ – Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Two groups prominent in America’s public education community are being taken to task for strategically indoctrinating children in liberal thought and “progressive” political activism.Every summer, the National Education Association assembles thousands of delegates to consider and vote on “new business items” for the teachers’ union. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute reports one of those items adopted at the NEA convention last month in Houston states unequivocally that the organization supports abortion.

Seven Things You Should Know About Global Population Trends, Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Population growth is hard to predict because it is often affected by unpredictable factors. For example, after about two thousand years of relative population stability in Europe, dramatic improvements in the field of medicine, including increasing life-spans and a rapid drop in infant morality, ushered in rapid increases in population beginning in the eighteenth century. This led to fears of mass starvation arising from a catastrophic “population explosion”, fears which were proven groundless by rapid improvements in agricultural techniques.

America Has Fewer Conservatives Than It Used To, But Just as Many Liberals, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – Conservatives have gained some real political ground over the past two and one-half years. But are we changing minds? We don’t seem to be. And that’s a big problem… According to a January 2019 report by the Gallup polling organization, 35 percent of us identify as conservative. The same percent say they are moderate. Only 26 percent claim to be liberal.

Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood, Abortion Biz Loses $60 Million in Taxpayer Dollars, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion business announced today it will officially withdraw from the Title X program — costing it $60 million in taxpayer funds because it refuses to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires it to segment out its abortion business from legitimate health care if it wants federal funding under the program… Because the abortion giant is withdrawing from Title X, the $60 million in taxpayer dollars received annually can be redistributed to groups that engage in legitimate women’s health care.

Undaunted, Justice Thomas Seeks the Court’s Atonement on Abortion, Tim Busch/Kevin Stidham

By Tim Busch and Kevin Stidham, Washington Examiner – one justice is unafraid of the abortion debate. Undismayed by the court’s inaction, Justice Clarence Thomas has masterfully sown together a compelling judicial case for overturning the central holding of Roe. As his nearly three-decade body of work shows, Thomas fights for the integrity of the judiciary, reasoning carefully and speaking powerfully. He knows that the court’s pattern of avoidance is unsustainable, and so he labors for the awaited day… To understand Thomas’s legal reasoning, we must look to the foundations of America’s unique system of the rule of law.

How We Reelect Trump in 2020, by Lloyd Marcus

By Lloyd Marcus, Renew America – Democrats, fake news media and Hollywood are desperate to block Trump’s reelection in 2020. Their problem is Trump has been awesome for America… Trump’s swiftly growing long list of achievements towards making America great again is extraordinary… Democrats hope to win the presidency with their usual lies, addicting voters to government dependency and convincing everyone that they are victims. Therefore, the Democrats’ presidential campaign is built upon falsely branding Trump a racist white supremacist, promising free everything to everyone without anyone having to work and criminalizing speaking the truth.

Amazon Synod Theologian Pushes Leftist Ideology, by Stephen Wynne

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – Two months after the release of the Amazon Synod’s working document, the neo-pagan views of one of its chief architects are coming into focus… Brazilian ex-priest Leonardo Boff has been identified as the theologian of reference for the synod’s Instrumentum Laboris…. We have exceeded Earth’s limits; it no longer has the bio-capacity nor the strength to produce and produce life as it used to. … In 1992, Boff left the priesthood and married a Marxist activist after being silenced by Joseph Ratzinger for promoting liberation theology. …But he continues to push his radical vision forward across the world.

Identity Politics Shouldn’t Come Before Faith or Unborn Kids, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Identity Politics Kills Babies… In other words, Catholic Latino immigrants don’t just realize that abortion is wrong. A majority of them wish it were illegal. But they don’t vote on that issue… As Latinos get stronger in America, shouldn’t they discard identity politics and embrace more principled voting habits?… In the wake of the Duke election, Louisiana’s Catholic bishops embarked on a furious campaign to educate people on the evils of racism. That was probably warranted. Surely it’s time for America’s Catholic bishops to do the same for Latinos.

President Trump: “Virtually Every Top Democrat Supports Late-Term Abortion Right Up to Birth” by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During a massive rally with supporters last night, President Donald Trump slammed abortion and Democrats’ extremism on abortion. Before a rousing crowd of 20,000 in the arena… Trump rebuked Democrats for supporting abortion up to birth and planning on forcing Americans to fund abortions…. “Virtually every top Democrat also now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth – ripping babies straight from the mothers’ womb. Leading Democrats have even opposed measures to prevent the execution of children after birth. You saw that in Virginia”…

Whistleblower: Google Lied to Congress Under Oath, is Tampering With Elections to ‘Overthrow’ US, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “I gave the documents to Project Veritas. I had been collecting the documents for over a year,” Vorhies explained. “And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”

President Trump Nominates Pro-Life Attorney Sarah Pitlyk to Become a Federal Judge, by Micaih Bilger

By Micaih Bilger, LifeNews – His choice, Sarah E. Pitlyk, would replace U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in St. Louis, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Perry was appointed by pro-abortion President Bill Clinton and plans to step down in December… Pitlyk is a strong human rights advocate and defender of religious freedom… she worked on cases involving the custody of a human embryo and the unconstitutional St. Louis ordinance that declared the city to be an “abortion sanctuary.” She also has been involved in the defense of David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress….

Pro-Life Rep. Steve King Defends the Most Vulnerable Americans, Children of Rape, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Last time, the New York Times seemed to twist King’s defense of Western civilization into an embrace of white nationalist hate. This time, multiple media, including CNN, want to make him sound like a rape apologist… King tried to personalize the issue. Instead of thinking of children of rape as some vague, amorphous “them,” he asked his listeners to consider an unsettling possibility. Namely, that some of them might be the descendants of children of rape. Even he, Steve King, might be.

America’s Biggest Issue: Welfare (Video )

By Media Editors, Patriot Post – Genevieve Wood explains why more than five decades, several welfare programs, and $25 trillion later, the welfare system has largely failed the poor. ‘Welfare is anti-work and anti-marriage’.

A Rough Summer in the Empire State, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – The eight Catholic dioceses of New York are bracing themselves against a flood of lawsuits over clerical sexual abuse. A new law, known as the Child Victims Act, was passed early this year and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in February. Among the provisions of the new law is a one-year “look-back window,” during which civil cases that had passed the statute of limitations can be revived… That window opened yesterday, August 14.

Google Staffer Releases Documents Exposing Massive Censorship of Pro-Life, Conservative Web Sites, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – “I gave the documents to Project Veritas, I had been collecting the documents for over a year. And the reason why I collected these documents was because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that they were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States,” he said.

Why Trump’s Tough Trade Dealings With China Hinges on Venezuela, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – But the President might be eroding his own, hard fought progress with China if he allows the Chinese government direct control of the world’s largest oil reserves which are located in Venezuela. The President can prevent these vast oil supplies from falling under Chinese control if he allows American energy companies to continue operating in partnership with Venezuela, as they have done for decades.   

Civil Conversation, Your Time Has Come, by Ericka Andersen

By Ericka Andersen, The American Conservative – And really, a cup of coffee is all it takes to begin a conversation with someone across the aisle, pew, or tax bracket. The Prayer Breakfast is symbolic of various national and local efforts to promote bipartisan respect, civility, and understanding. You wouldn’t know it from watching the news, but there is a growing movement of civility-centered groups, organizations, websites, and social circles sprouting up on every corner.

Every Single Democrat Seeking the Presidency Supports Abortions Up to Birth

By Texas Right to Life, LifeNews – The second debate was promoted as a means of discovering the real differences between the candidates.  Given this premise, there was little need to mention abortion at all, because abortion appears to be the one issue on which all of the candidates agree.  Every single Democratic candidate for president supports no restrictions on elective abortion up until the moment of birth, sometimes even after birth, and they all think that American taxpayers should be the ones providing the funding.

LA Mayor Garcetti and Pope Francis Talk Climate Change and Immigration in Vatican Meeting, by Alene Tchekmedyian

By Alene Tchekmedyian, Los Angeles Times – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with Pope Francis on Friday in a private meeting at the Vatican, where they discussed climate change, youth, poverty and immigration… Garcetti shared photographs of the visit on social media, saying in a statement he was moved by the Roman Catholic Church leader’s “inspired words about matters that will shape the future of our world, and to have the chance to speak to him about our mutual work to save this planet and serve our fellow human beings.”

The Pedophile Project: Your 7-Year-Old Is Next On The Sexual Revolution’s Hit Parade, by Stella Morabito

By Stella Morabito, The Federalist – Activists for normalizing pedophilia are on the move. Public acceptance of adult sex with children is the next domino poised to fall in identity politics. It’s being sustained, among other things, by the rapid sexualization of children in the media and in K-12 education… We cannot dismiss the campaign to legalize pedophilia as fringy stuff that will get nowhere. It’s real and it’s here and it’s gaining strength. It’s a very logical outgrowth of the nihilism inherent in the sexual revolution.

9 Things Jesus Might Do About Immigration, by John Zmirak/Kelly Kullberg

By John Zmirak and Kelly Kullberg, The Stream – Because Jesus loves all people, and wants all nations to thrive, we believe that he would do each of nine important things… 1. Stand and Lead.. Jesus wouldn’t teach people to run from their homelands. He would empower them to stand their ground, to lead, and to overcome challenges with creative love. He wouldn’t want the strong to abandon and break up their families. Jesus wouldn’t send people to any “savior” nation. He is the savior and his gospel is for the flourishing of every person, and every nation.

Yes, China is the Greater Menace, by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan, American Conservative – China steals our intellectual property via cybertheft, forces U.S. companies in China to transfer technology, hacks our computers, dumps into our markets to put U.S. companies out of business, subsidizes state-owned enterprises to compete with U.S. firms, manipulates its currency, and, despite our protests, ships to the USA the fentanyl drug that has become a major killer of Americans.

Are Catholic Bishops Stoking Civil War? by Dr. Christopher Manion

By Dr. Christopher Manion, Church Militant – For the past 50 years, our shepherds have ignored teaching that vital magisterial truth, as well as others — prime example: Humanae Vitae… Instead, they have supplanted the hard truths of the Magisterium with the sappy, flaccid sentimentalism of social justice. For years they have allied politically with pro-abortion Democrats and mindlessly supplied them with moralistic palaver to stoke their hatred of the Church, Her teaching and Her faithful… The radical Left mounts that dead horse of white racism and drags it through our streets, fomenting violence and revolution.

Joe Biden’s Adventures in the Natural Law, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – But by the end of the 19th century, the natural law had become an object of derision among lawyers. In our own time, conservatives sharpened the reaction against natural law as they recoiled from liberal judges, moving outside the text of the Constitution, inventing new rights to contraception and abortion. They were false constructions of natural right, but they had to be met by showing what was false in the reasoning… The conservatives, however, were losing their confidence in moral reasoning, and so their ingenious strategy was to avoid any hint of moral reasoning altogether.

Kap’s Still Not Working – and Neither Are His Tactics (“Denied work for 889 days”), by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Colin Kaepernick claims he is “still ready” for a return to the NFL – but does he really believe a comeback will happen?… The former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers recently posted a video of himself working out in a gym. It begins with a counter and the words “denied work for 889 days.”… Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL in October 2017 claiming owners colluded against him signing to a contract because of his kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting what Kaepernick calls racitacal injustice and police brutality.

‘Where Are Our Voices?’ Ministry Leader Pleads With Christian Parents and Churches to Stand Against LGBT Agenda, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “It breaks my heart. Do you know we have more ex-Christians or Christians leaving the lifestyle going into the homosexual life than there are those coming out? That’s kind of our fault.”… Janet Boynes has a ministry to help people who want to leave the homosexual life. Janet Boynes Ministries “exists to help people get spiritual guidance and be set free from homosexuality and other sexual sins through the power of Jesus Christ.” The ministry also works with pastors so that they can help those in their congregation who struggle with the issue.

Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke: Pro-Abortion Politicians “May Not Present Themselves to Receive Holy Communion”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Cardinal Raymond Burke warned pro-abortion Catholic politicians Thursday not to show up for Holy Communion because they are not following Christ… In an interview with Fox News, Burke said he is not trying to punish pro-abortion politicians; he is trying to help them by urging them to repent… “They may not present themselves to receive Holy Communion, because they’re not in communion with Christ,”… “It’s not a punishment,” Burke insisted. “It’s actually a favor to these people to tell them, ‘Don’t approach.’ Because if they approach, they commit sacrilege.”

Catholic and Democrat? Not Possible. by Michael Voris (Video and Transcript)

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – One very important fact that has largely gone under the radar so far is the importance of Texas, once considered impenetrable by Democrats, a virtual lock for the GOP… If the Party of Death could capture the Lone Star State in 2020, that would almost completely guarantee a defeat for Trump… Texas has 38 Electoral College votes, absolutely critical to the Trump campaign. If Texas went blue, even by a whisker, the Democrats would seize the White House… So how possible is it that Texas could turn?

America Rejects the Democrats’ Abortion Extremism, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – Nearly 50 years after Roe v. Wade, support for abortion is much more reserved than it might seem from the news. Three-quarters of Americans, including 60% of Democrats, believe there should be significant restrictions on abortions, such as limiting it to the first three months of pregnancy. Even among Americans who self-identify as pro-choice, more than six out of 10 support restricting abortion to the first trimester.

Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon or No Amazon, the Church Cannot Allow any Confusion’, by Ed Condon

By Ed Condon, CNA – Cardinal George Pell has written a letter thanking supporters for their prayers and saying he is “disturbed” by the preparations for the forthcoming synod on the Amazon… “One point is fundamental, the Apostolic Tradition, the teaching of Jesus and the Apostles, taken from the New Testament and taught by Popes and Councils, by the Magisterium, is the only criterion doctrinally for all teaching on doctrine and practice.”… “Amazon or no Amazon, in every land, the Church cannot allow any confusion, much less any contrary teaching, to damage the Apostolic Tradition,” he said.

The Reichstag is Burning … DO Something! Anything! by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The left’s dream scenario is close to coming true… Whether the left is targeting the First Amendment or the Second, count on any public Trump supporter, pro-life activist, or vocal traditional Christian to be quickly singled out. Groups like Media Matters, and rooms full of Soros-funded interns, would be recruiting 24/7 for leftists across the country. “Would you like make America safer and stop white supremacist terrorism? Then report your annoying MAGA neighbors.”

Catholic Bishop: Fighting Abortion is the “Most Important Human Rights Issue of Our Time”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann praised pro-life advocates for fighting for the “most important human rights issue of our time” Monday during the national Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference… The Catholic Herald reports Naumann encouraged pro-life church leaders not to give up, despite their struggles against an aggressive and emboldened pro-abortion movement… “This is a moment of great opportunity as well as a moment of great peril for our culture and society,” Naumann said.

Why Can’t America Unify in the Face of Evil? by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, CNSNews – Instead, we’re fighting one another… We’re fighting one another for one simple reason: Too many on the political left have become accustomed to castigating the character of those who disagree with the left on policy. Favor tougher border controls? This puts you on the side of the white supremacist terrorist. Believe in Second Amendment rights? You’re a vicious, violent cretin covering for those who commit acts of evil.

Pro-Lifers Ready for Post-Roe Fight, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Students for Life, Live Action, The Heritage Foundation, and Alliance Defending Freedom are working together to plan a 2020 conference the day after the annual March for Life, which is January 24… Kristi Hamrick of Students for Life says the purpose is to prepare for a landmark decision… “We know that Rove v Wade is going to fall,” she tells OneNewsNow. “We know that the day after Roe we’re going to need to be ready with policy, with programs that are going to help women and children.”

Virginia’s Governor Wants to Lock Teens in Transgenderism. Stop Him. by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council – Disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has directed his Board of Counseling to punish any counselor who responds to a teen’s cry for help to accept her own physical biology… That’s called putting politics in front of people… You have heard of these bans. They’re sometimes called bans on “conversion therapy.” LGBT activists describe nightmarish scenarios of cruel methods used on “gay” people to make them “straight,” without any real evidence, to get what they really want: sweeping bans to outlaw not only cruel methods, but all therapy. Even talk therapy.

Obama-Era Rule Penalizes Those Who Refuse to Participate in Abortion, by Anita Carey

By Anita Carey, Church Militant – Pro-lifers have until Aug. 13 to show their support for a revision to an Obamacare provision that threatened to punish doctors who refuse to refer or perform abortions… In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include termination of pregnancy and gender identity. This allowed any medical professional who refused to perform or refer a patient for an abortion to be charged and punished for civil rights violations.

Trump Admin Stands Up for Unborn Babies at the UN, Abortion Activists Come Unhinged, by Marie Smith

By Marie Smith LifeNews – Pro-abortion NGOs, along with pro-abortion activists serving in key UN positions, have been following a ‘battle cry’ to “push back” against what they describe as ‘regression’ in support and funding for abortion. The main source for their ire is the Trump administration’s pro-life belief in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception and its commitment to advancing life-affirming policies through its foreign aid during negotiations at the United Nations (UN).

Red Flag Laws Deserve a Hammer and Sickle, Too, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – …in Dayton and El Paso, President Trump denounced an ideology he never held nor sympathized with in any way, white nationalism. Trump called for national calm. He spoke up for national unity… But Trump also made a very serious error, in offering support for “Red Flag” laws aimed at legal gunowners… Under Red Flag laws, the burden of proof is not on the government or your accuser. It’s on you, the gun-owner. You don’t get a free lawyer, as criminal defendants do. You must pay to fight this seizure of your property. The person who lodged a false accusation against you? He can sit back and relax. The state does his job for him, and there’s no effective penalty he faces for lying.

Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals, by Matt Margolis

By Matt Margolis, PJ Media – Hollywood clearly still likes the idea of promoting violence against people who aren’t good and obedient leftists, because Universal Pictures is set to release a thriller called The Hunt on September 27, which features left-wing “elites” hunting Trump supporters for sport… In the past few days we’ve been hearing a lot about how Donald Trump’s rhetoric is apparently to blame for the El Paso shooting, yet Hollywood apparently lacked the foresight to think that a movie promoting violence against “deplorables” might be in bad taste…

You Kick God Out of the Culture, This is What You Get, by Chris Woodward, Jody Brown

By Chris Woodward, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – In the aftermath of the massacres in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 dead and dozens wounded and injured, politicians and pundits across the U.S. are stating their opinions about the reasons the shootings took place. President Donald Trump, for example, blamed mental illness, violent video games, and insufficient background checks. But many of his political opponents are blaming the president’s political rhetoric, saying it has fostered an “anti-immigrant” and “racist” culture… In the midst of the debate, Christian apologist, author, and speaker Dr. Frank Turek argues that the Church needs to be more counter-culture.

After the Shootings — Look to Culture, Not Politics, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, The Patriot Post – The nation must now endure another gut-wrenching tragedy, with 31 having been senselessly gunned downed in Texas and Ohio over a weekend… My appeal is to consider these tragedies a crisis of culture and not to turn them into politics… There is a sickness in the soul of our nation, and that sickness plays its way through and winds up expressed in deadly, pathological acts of lonely, lost, confused individuals – disproportionately, young males… We must try to grasp the nature of this pathology and consider how it may be addressed.

Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett: Quebec’s Totalitarian Moment and Loss of Catholic Culture

By Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett, The Catholic Thing – In 1981, while ushering in Canada’s new Charter of Rights and Freedoms, then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau remarked that “The Golden Thread of Faith is woven throughout the history of Canada from its earliest beginnings up to the present time.” Now, in Trudeau’s home province of Quebec, we are witnessing the unraveling of that thread and the prospect of its complete sundering.

Amazon Just Banned My Dad’s Therapy Books, Caving to LGBT Activists, by Joseph Nicolosi, Jr.

By Joseph Nicolosi, Jr., Church Militant – On Amazon, you can buy almost any book written throughout human history — from the Bible to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, or even a book glorifying pedophilia… As of last week, however, you cannot get any of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Sr.’s books about leaving homosexuality — because Amazon just banned them all… From 1981 until his death in 2017, my father was the driving force behind reparative therapy. He invented, refined and used this innovative counseling method to help thousands of men overcome the effects of sexual abuse and other deep-seated childhood traumas.

Understanding An Ideological Purge At the Vatican, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The purge at the John Paul II Institute has eliminated the faculty members most closely associated with the thought of the Pope— and canonized saint— after whom the Institute is named. But if Msgr. Melina’s charge is accurate, something even more shocking is taking place. If it is “intolerable” to say that Pope Francis is teaching in continuity with prior Church teachings, then it seems quite clear that the John Paul II Institute is now dedicated to the proposition that previous Church teachings should be discarded.

AP: In His Own Words: Ex-Cardinal’s Letters to Abuse Victims, by Nicole Winfield

By Nicole Winfield, AP – At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.”… But taken in context, the correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he is accused of sexually abusing or harassing is a window into the way a predator grooms his prey, according to two abuse prevention experts who reviewed it for The AP… Full of flattery, familiarity and boasts about his own power, the letters provide visceral evidence of how a globe-trotting bishop made young, vulnerable men feel special — and then allegedly took advantage of them.

A Calculated Media Campaign is Gaslighting the World On Transgender Insanity, by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – What the media is doing while shrieking about our vanishing standards of normalcy is waging an all-out war on the idea of the male-female gender binary itself. While they are highlighting the abnormal nature of a president who tweets out spur-of-the-moment policy, they are pushing child drag queens and transgender children …..

ICYMI: Trump Condemns White Supremacy and Addresses Nation on Dayton, El Paso Shootings

By The Stream – “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart and devours the soul.”… So said President Donald Trump in a national address Monday morning discussing this weekend’s mass shootings. “These barbaric slaughters are an assault on our communities, an attack on our nation and a crime against all humanity.”

Was Trump Right About Baltimore? by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, Patriot Post – Here’s what President Donald Trump tweeted about Baltimore’s congressman and his city: “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is far worse and more dangerous. His district is considered the worst in the USA.”… “As proven last week during a congressional tour, the border is clean, efficient and well run, just very crowded,” Trump added. Cumming’s “district is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.

Don’t Blame the Gun, Your Eminence, by Patrick Novecosky

By Patrick Novecosky, Crisis Magazine – Sure, we must pray for the victims and their families. That’s essential. But we also need to pray for the disturbed individuals who may contemplate violence in the future. As Christians, we know that our prayers are efficacious. We must beg God’s grace for these men. They’re out there, and their numbers are growing… These are young, lonely, disaffected young men often had abusive, distant or absent fathers. The breakdown of the family and the isolation exacerbated by technology is affecting the mental health of thousands (if not millions) of Americans.

Is America Too Sick to Recover? by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – As the host of a daily talk radio show, on Monday-Friday I receive an email from a Christian news service highlighting the top 7-8 stories of the day. Today, the first three stories were: 1) White Supremacist Kills 20 at Walmart; 2) Socialist Shoots 9 in Dayton; 3) 25 Shot and Killed in Chicago in 4 Hours. How do we respond to news like this?

Remembering the Day When the ‘Politics of Personal Destruction’ Began, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The problem that I see with Archbishop Gregory’s message lies in the fact that our bishops have (as usual) arrived late on the scene. The “politics of personal destruction” had become a regular feature of our nation’s political discourse long before Donald Trump—and his vociferous critics—arrived on the scene… When did it all begin? That’s a question worthy of a doctoral dissertation by some aspiring historian (if one hasn’t already been written). But for a quick answer, I’d point to July 31, 1987, after President Reagan nominated Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court.

LifeNews: Democrats Say Everyone Needs Health Care, Except for Babies Who Survive Abortions

By Rep. Steve Scalise, Marjorie Dannenfelser, LifeNews – Every single baby born in America deserves proper medical care and attention. That’s just common sense… Yet we continue to learn of cases — far too many — where babies are born alive during an attempted abortion, denied that crucial medical care, and left to die. Liberals in Washington aren’t just ignoring this horrific problem — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is actively preventing a House vote on protections for born-alive abortion survivors… This is an outrage.

Fr. Richard Heilman: This Is a Battle for the Soul of America (Including Video)

By Fr. Richard Heilman – There is no doubt we are living in troubled times. This, while Godless leaders in our nation have usurped the phrase, “This is a battle for the soul of America,” as they seek to enact laws for unrestricted abortion up to birth; as they refuse to protect life even at birth; as they seek the expansion of euthanasia; as they espouse a complete denial of God’s creation of male and female as based upon biological fact and natural law; as they seek the indoctrination of our children in our schools and libraries; as they seek to remove all of our religious freedoms.

Bishop Calls Assisted Suicide ‘Affront to the Dignity of Life’ on Eve of Legalization, by Chad Pecknold

By Chad Pecknold, Catholic News Agency – A New Jersey bishop has issued a renewed condemnation of assisted suicide as a new law making it legal in the state comes in to force this week. Bishop James E. Checchio of Metuchen described assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified” in a letter to his diocese on July 30… “Passage of this law points to the utter failure of government, and indeed all society, to care truly, authentically and humanely for the suffering and vulnerable in our midst…” said Checchio.

The Doctor Monopoly is Killing American Patients, by Jonathan Tepper

By Jonathan Tepper, The American Conservative – Today, already more than 66 million Americans live in Health Professional Shortage Areas, or areas where the ratio of population to general care providers is deemed insufficient by federal standards. Sadly, the U.S. is far below the average for developed countries when it comes to doctors per capita… The situation will only get worse when one considers the tsunami of medical care that the Baby Boomers will soon require. In its 2018 report, the American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortage of between up to 121,300 physicians by 2030.

POLITICS: George Soros Will Spend More Than $20 Million to Defeat President Trump, Elect Pro-Abortion Democrats

By Joseph Vazquez, LifeNews – Federal Election Commission filings revealed Soros put $5.1 million into the new Democracy PAC, according to Politico. The July 31 article interpreted Soros’ move as an indication he “may be poised to spend heavily in the 2020 elections.”… “The $5.1 million that Soros put in the PAC more than doubles the $2.1 million he had donated to political causes at this point in the 2016 elections. He would eventually give more than $20 million to Democratic politics during the 2016 race, making him one of the party’s biggest individual donors,” Politico said.

Baltimore Ravings: The Remedy for America’s Cities, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – Nobody goes to the playgrounds anymore. They’re abandoned — except for the gangs. “You saw them selling drugs, right there,” reporter Lawrence Jones said, fuming. “Nobody came to break it up.” To the longtime residents of Baltimore, the changes have been staggering. “I’ve lived here 58 years,” one man explained, “and it was such an honor and pleasure to live here. And what I see now — sometimes I just drive through, and I’m almost in tears.” It may not be popular, but what the president said, one African-American woman told Lawrence, “it’s true.”

Report: Woman Needs Hysterectomy Following Botched Abortion at Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge, La.

By Louisiana Right to Life – Emergency services were called to the outpatient abortion facility Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge on March 15, 2019, because an abortion patient was bleeding profusely and the facility did not have adequate emergency supplies on hand, such as IV fluids, to stabilize their patient, according to a report obtained through an Open Records Request from the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH). This incident led to LDH placing the facility under Immediate Jeopardy and fining the facility a number of Class B and Class C violations, resulting in $2,600 in fines.

Report: Green New Deal Would Cost More Than $70,000 Per U.S. Household in First Year

By Ilona Schumicky CNS News – A new study by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) shows that the Green New Deal, a federal plan to allegedly combat global warming, would cost American families – in the five states studied — more than $70,000 for electricity, upgrades in vehicles, housing, and shipping in the first year of the plan’s operation… (it) is a massive stimulus program to implement green initiatives across the board in the United States. It is based upon the national New Deal programs of the Roosevelt administration in the 1930s….

Planned Parenthood Upset Democrats Didn’t Use Debate to Promote Killing More Babies in Abortions, by Gabriel Hays

By Gabriel Hays, LifeNews – The second round of Democratic presidential debates featured another helping of radical leftwing ideas, including $500 billion in slavery reparations, and repealing or altering the Second Amendment. But curiously, one major progressive issue, abortion, was left out in the cold – which sparked the public ire of abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other “reproductive healthcare” disciples.

BREAKING: Apple News Bans LifeSite Without Warning: Says It ‘Shows Intolerance’

LifeSiteNews – A little over one week ago, Apple approved LifeSiteNews’ application to publish our news on their Apple News platform… Today, without warning, Apple News abruptly reversed course, telling LifeSite that they had deleted our channel and all of our content from their platform… Apple claimed that LifeSite’s channel “didn’t comply with our Apple News guidelines.” Specifically, they stated that LifeSite’s “[c]hannel content shows intolerance towards a specific group.”

Mr. President, Is Baltimore That Bad? by Willie Richardson

By Willie Richardson, Patriot Post – Baltimore was named “The most dangerous big city” due to its high volume of murder. There are twice as many shootings in Baltimore than Chicago and Detroit combined per capita. Murders have increased during the first half of 2019… President Trump’s comments actually didn’t do justice to what Baltimore has succumbed to. His comments had nothing to do with race and everything to do with a state-of-emergency wake-up call for Baltimore. Save the fake outcry for another tweet by the president.

The Daily Signal: Why the Carbon Tax Would Backfire on America

By Laura Williamson, Nicolas Loris, The Daily Signal – (M)arginal bipartisan support for enacting a new tax on American families and businesses doesn’t make it good policy… Different models and prices have been proposed, but they all tax activities that emit carbon dioxide on the premise that emissions are responsible for global warming, a cost to society which otherwise isn’t accounted for. They propose to address this “market failure” with a policy that could well lead to economic failure.

Ascol: Social Justice Movement ‘Greatest Threat to Gospel’ I’ve Ever Seen (Southern Baptist Conv.)

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Ascol, in an interview with OneNewsNow, says the social justice movement is a danger to the evangelical community because it’s based on perpetual guilt or victimhood, which is antithetical to a biblical understanding of the born-again Christian – forgiven and on an equal footing with every other believer… “Once you start telling people to think about themselves that way or to see the world that way, you can kiss the gospel goodbye,” warns the senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

How the Sexual Revolution Has Corrupted the Professions (and What You Can Do About It!) by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – People sometimes ask me, “Dr. Morse, how in the world do these crazy ideologies and policies keep coming at us? Why are we seeing demands for gender neutral bathrooms in public places, drag queen story hours in our libraries, and a “non-binary” option on birth certificates and driver’s licenses?”… these things didn’t spring up overnight out of nowhere… Many professional societies have become corrupted by Sexual Revolutionary ideology and captured by committed ideologues. These people have been plowing this ground for a long time.

Doc Group Gets Cozy With ‘Aid in Dying’ Push, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A euthanasia expert is concerned about formation of a new doctor group’s involvement in assisted suicide… Doctors already participating in terminating people have formed the National Clinicians Conference on Medical Aid in Dying with a plan to teach more doctors and other medical professionals how to kill. It may also be used to recruit people to perform the task because of the shortage of doctors willing to do so… Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition points to Washington, D.C. which could only find two doctors willing to perform the work.

Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Daily Signal – The Trump administration gained a rare victory this summer in the most unlikely of venues—the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is widely viewed as the most liberal federal appeals court… One big reason: President Donald Trump’s appointments to the 9th Circuit have moved it closer to ideological balance… The court, long known for being both liberal and among the most overturned circuits, has been a thorn in Trump’s side, ruling against the president multiple times, mostly on immigration policies.

Abortion Groups Release ‘Blueprint’ Calling for Unrestricted Abortion, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – A coalition of nearly 80 pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL, recently released a “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice” that outlines their vision for the future of abortion: no restrictions, no religious exemptions, and funded by the government… The groups described the document as a “proactive policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health in the United States and around the world.”… The blueprint called for legislation to “end the Hyde Amendment and related restrictions and ensure that everyone has abortion coverage, regardless of their income or source of insurance.”

A Warning to Church Over ‘Reckoning’ That is Coming, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – At the same time a secular culture is pushing Christian beliefs out of the public square in the name of “tolerance,” a longtime theologian is warning the Church that many houses of worship have already given up the fight… When the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled last year in favor of business owner Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop, most conservatives realized it was a temporary victory in a long and desperate culture war… Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, said as much in June at the annual Western Conservative Summit that was held in Denver.

Senate Pro-Lifers Caution Trump Against Abortion Funding in Spending Negotiations, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The leader of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus is asking President Trump to refuse any attempts to undermine or strip pro-life measures from future spending bills… “As you work with Congress on a deal to set discretionary spending caps for the next two fiscal years, we wish to express our support for your efforts to secure a commitment from Democratic Leaders to reject anti-life poison pill riders in the House-passed appropriations bills,” states a letter currently being circulated by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), for signatures by fellow members.

Trump Admin Praised for Withholding UN Funds, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A controversial United Nations organization isn’t getting any American dollars after the Trump administration stuck to a funding policy… For the third year in a row the administration has eliminated funds for the United Nations Population Fund, a family planning organization… Rebecca Oas of C-FAM says there is a good reason: the UN group has a history of cooperating with the communist Chinese government and its coercive one-child policy, a population control program that included forced abortions and contraceptives.

In the Hate of the Moment, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Washington Update – While the State Department was trying to stop religious hostility, one congresswoman was down the street trying to fuel it. In an eerie backdrop to the Trump administration’s ministerial, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) seemed determined to highlight the threat that exists right here at home — radical Democrats… she’s doubled down on her obvious disdain for Israel with a resolution that would support the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Angel Mom Slams Dems Protecting Illegals, Twitter Silences, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – After Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza posted a series of tweets calling out Democrats and pro-immigration activists for protecting illegal aliens over American citizens, Twitter promptly suspended her account, demanding she remove her tweets in order to be reinstated… Mendoza – the mother of 32-year police officer Brandon Mendoza, who was killed by a drunk illegal alien driving the wrong way on a highway in Mesa, Arizona, in May 2014 – has devoted her life to raising awareness about the harms of sanctuary city policies on American citizens, and now Twitter is silencing that voice. ….

Google is Censoring the 10 Commandments (Watch Video)

Media Editors, Patriot Post – Google VP says PragerU’s video is restricted because it contains the word “murder.”

Action Packed Interview With Dr. John Zmirak (Interview)

By Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant – The Catholic author weighs in on Franciscan U, Cdl. Cupich and the U.S. bishops. … Writer and political commentator Dr. John Zmirak sits down with Christine Niles to discuss the latest news on Franciscan University, Cdl. Blase Cupich, the U.S. bishops, immigration and more.

Socialism 101: Myths and Realities, by Rob Bluey, Virginia Allen

By Rob Bluey, Virginia Allen, The Daily Signal – Young people across America are increasingly embracing socialism. A cloud of misinformation has led many Americans to think socialism is something it is not—a good system of government… The Daily Signal recently interviewed Chris Wright, founder and president of the Anticommunism Action Team, to debunk the myths about socialism. The full audio is below along with a lightly edited transcript.

“Do No Harm”: Not As Simple As It Sounds, Stephanie Barclay

By Stephanie Barclay, Public Discourse – The “Do No Harm” Act would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by removing religious liberty protections that result in “harm” to others. That would be a mistake. Protection of any First Amendment rights inherently involves balancing competing harms on both sides of the ledger… This spring, members of Congress introduced a bill called the “Do No Harm Act,” which would remove statutory religious liberty protections for actions that result in “harm to others.”

Health Care Is a Right, But That Gets Sanders Only So Far, by James C. Capretta

By James C. Capretta, The Catholic Thing – The right to medical care is not found in the Constitution, but that’s true of other rights. Sanders veers off course, however, when he says that his preferred solution – “Medicare for All” – is the only way to ensure that all citizens and residents have ready access to needed care… That’s certainly not the position of the Catholic Church. The Church has no expertise in how the particulars of a health system should operate. And there are many ways the state can carry out this responsibility….

FOX NEWS: House Chaplain Prays to Exorcise ‘All Spirits of Darkness … At Play In the People’s House’

By Gregg Re, Chad Pergram, Fox News – After several chaotic and historic days on Capitol Hill, the chaplain of the House of Representatives opened the legislative day Thursday with a prayer to cast out “all spirits of darkness from this chamber.”.. “This has been a difficult and contentious week in which darker spirits seem to have been at play in the people’s House,” the Reverend Pat Conroy began… Then, in a dramatic moment, Conroy raised both hands and said, “In Your most holy name, I cast out all spirits of darkness from this chamber. Spirits not from You. I cast out the spirit of discouragement which deadens the hope of those who are of goodwill.

Wall Street Journal: A Coup at Planned Parenthood (‘Insufficiently Political’)

By The Editorial Board, The Wall Street Journal – Progressives are hurtling to the left so fast that even liberals in good standing are casualties of the tornado. Witness the coup this week at Planned Parenthood, which is a tacit reminder that the group is less a health-care outfit than a political lobby… The Planned Parenthood board defenestrated president Leana Wen, a physician who had been on the job for less than a year. What happened? By Dr. Wen’s account she was pushed out because she wasn’t radical enough on abortion.

US Secretary of State: Religious Freedom Matter to Billions of World’s People, by Jim Fair

By Jim Fair, Zenit – “The astounding growth proves a simple matter,” according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “It proves that religious freedom matters to literally billions of people all around the world. Look around you. Religious freedom isn’t just a Christian concern, a Jewish concern, a Muslim concern, a Buddhist concern, a Hindu concern, or a humanist concern. It’s all of our concern; it is everyone’s concern.”

Omar Poses More Problems for Dems With BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Push

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “It is very sad,” Gary Bauer says of Omar, the freshman Minnesota congresswoman whose remarks about American Jews, Israel, and the 9/11 attacks have created headaches for Democratic leaders in recent months… Omar is drawing new attention this week after introducing a resolution supporting the BDS — Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions — movement against Israel and comparing BDS to other boycotted countries such as Nazi Germany, South Africa, and the Soviet Union.

Isn’t Abortion Protected by the Constitution? by Brian Clowes

By Brian Clowes, Ph.D., Human Life International – In the 1960s, revolution ― especially of the sexual variety ― permeated the air, wafting even into the hallowed chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.  The justices set about finding a means by which they could enact a far-reaching liberal agenda, and concluded that extending the right to privacy beyond its natural and legitimate dimensions would be the ideal means for accomplishing this objective.

‘The Squad’ Deserves Trump’s Ire, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – After Trump’s weekend tweets, we argued — contrary to the prevailing Beltway political “wisdom” — that Trump was deliberately uniting Democrats behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley (collectively known as “The Squad”) for the simple reason that they are anti-American radical leftists who are unattractive to most voters.

Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – David Daleiden, CMP founder and project lead, told LifeNews: “Now that all the facts, evidence, and testimony are in, even Planned Parenthood’s favorite judge refuses to buy into the abortion giant’s fake news and lies about the honest motives and protected speech of pro-life citizen journalists. Planned Parenthood is a government-sponsored crime syndicate selling baby body parts like widgets on an assembly line and should only appear in federal court as a criminal defendant.”

‘Racism’: A Cliché Fastened to a Dying Animal, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – It’s increasingly obvious that the Democratic Party is moribund and that its members know it. In a desperate attempt to survive, they have declared war on a chimera called “racism,” which they insist is endemic to American culture. Left-wing Democrats call centrist members of their own caucus racist for voting their conscience. Freshman Democrats accuse the Speaker of the House of racism for requesting that they behave with decorum. All Democrats insist that all Republicans are racists….

Wake Up, Parents, to Left Stealing Your Kids, by Charlie Butts, Billy Davis

By Charlie Butts, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Democratic lawmakers in Illinois want to help girls sneak into abortion clinics and keep their parents in the dark, but a pro-life activist says the issue is about more than one controversial law… A 1995 law bars minors from getting an abortion without parental notification but now a proposal in the General Assembly would drop the old law entirely despite a “judicial bypass” option that is also on the books… “This is going to be for every girl,” she warns. “And actually, since we already are the abortion Mecca of the Midwest, this would allow sex traffickers [and] predators to bring young minor girls into the state to have abortions.”

A ‘Wealth’ of Resources Available to St. Louis Women With Unexpected Pregnancies, by Mary Farrow

By Mary Farrow, CNA – With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being debated in court, Missouri has been described as a state “hostile” to abortion… While the state may be increasingly restricting abortions, it has numerous programs that provide a wealth of resources and support to thousands of women in need… “Our aim is for those moms who want to give life to their baby, we provide them with all sorts of alternatives (to abortion),” Michael Meehan, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Children and Family Services in St. Louis, told CNA.

A CNN ‘Hero’ Tries Blowing Up Federal Agents, Democrats are Silent … and You Want to Talk About Tweets?

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Today’s news feeds are still filled with outrage over President Trump’s tweets suggesting the America-loathing congresswomen “go home.” (And “then come back” … a crucial line conveniently edited out of the coverage.) “The President’s a racist!” the Democrats and their media allies scream in unison… when you pay attention what “The Squad” or “Quartet of Contempt” actually says — and what they don’t say — and what their like-minded followers do there’s but one conclusion: This isn’t about race. It’s about revolution. This weekend was proof. And God help us.

Planned Parenthood Firing Leana Wen is a Reminder That It’s Just an Abortion Business, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood is, first and foremost, an abortion business. And the firing of its new CEO less than a year after she was hired provides even more proof… Apparently, Wen, a doctor, was not aggressive enough in pushing Planned Parenthood’s pro-abortion agenda. Wen basically admitted as much in a public statement after her firing… “For me, as a doctor and a public health leader … providing essential primary and preventive care to millions of under-served women and families should always be the driving force of Planned Parenthood’s work,”. …

Nancy Pelosi Seeks to Nullify All Immigration Law, Urging Deportees to Thwart Court Deportation Orders

By Monica Showalter, American Thinker – Worse still, (Pelosi) says she’s using the churches to push this message out. A couple weeks ago at my Catholic church in San Diego, the priest played a strange video totally irrelevant to the Gospel read after the homily, showing the pope speaking about the importance of welcoming migrants with no cognizance of rule of law or justice. It was strange, not just for its moral blindness to any balance or justice, but also because of the pope’s role in supporting Venezuela’s dictator, Nicolás Maduro, the foremost creator of millions of refugees in the world today.

Google Shuts Down Anti-Porn Presentation by Catholic, by Bruce Walker  

By Bruce Walker, Church Militant – Catholic apologist Matt Fradd is calling Google’s recent cancellation of a talk he was scheduled to deliver an effective ban because of his outspoken adherence to Catholic beliefs… A self-described Roman Catholic apologist with more than 17,000 YouTube subscribers, Fradd told his viewers he waived his speaking fee to talk to a group of Google employees on the topic of the harmful effects of pornography…

Things Haven’t Always Been This Way, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, The Daily Signal – Here’s a suggestion. How about setting up some high school rifle clubs? Students would bring their own rifles to school, store them with the team coach and, after classes, collect them for practice… You say: “Williams, you must be crazy! To prevent gun violence, we must do all we can to keep guns out of the hands of kids.”.. There’s a problem with this reasoning. Prior to the 1960s, many public high schools had shooting clubs.

Texas Port of Entry Shut Down Over Threatened Migrant Rush

Breitbart Texas – Federal authorities shut down one of the international ports of entry… The incident took place at the Ciudad Acuna-Del Rio Port of Entry when over 50 officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection applied a series of security protocols to temporarily shut down vehicular traffic into Texas. According to the local radio station Rancherita Del Aire, CBP officers used heavy machinery to set up a series of concrete and metal barricades as well as barbed wire in an attempt to dissuade any migrants from rushing the border.

Parenthood Parenthood Fires CEO Leana Wen After 10 Months, Wants More Aggressive Pro-Abortion Leader, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood abortion business CEO Leanna Wen has been fired after just 10 months on the job. The abortion corporation wants a more aggressively pro-abortion activist as its leader as it heads into the crucial 2020 presidential election… According to the New York Times, the Planned Parenthood board engaged in “hours of negotiations” and ultimately canned Wen, citing the need for a “more aggressive political leader.”

The Daily Signal: Red States Could Lose Big Because of the Census, Rep. Mo Brooks Explains

By Daniel Davis and Katrina Trinko, The Daily Signal – Is it fair to distribute Electoral College votes and congressional seats by counting all people, not just citizens? Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., is suing the federal government because he thinks Alabama will be hurt because of the current methodology of the census. Read his interview, posted below, or listen on the podcast…

When Politics Reshapes the Culture, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – The scene: Outside the Supreme Court of the U.S. in March 2014. I was on my way to the Court to take in the oral argument in the Hobby Lobby case… The question was whether the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby stores – and providing already generous medical coverage to their employees – would be obliged, under Obamacare, to provide coverage for contraception and abortion. The family bore serious moral objections to abortion, reinforced by their religious convictions. Eventually, a closely divided Court would come down on the side of the Greens.

Media Bury Story of Radicalized Antifa Terrorist Killed Trying to Firebomb ICE Facility

By Tom Elliott, News Grabien – After Democrats spent weeks calling on Americans to up the pressure against agents and facilities enforcing U.S. border policy, one man attempted to firebomb an Immigration and Customs and Enforcement facility on Saturday… The man, a self-described member of Antifa, 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen, was killed in an ensuing shootout with police… The activist was armed with a rifle, satchel, Molotov Cocktails, and flares, attempted to detonate a propane bomb to ignite nearby ICE detainment facilities.

I Went to a Socialism Conference. Here are My 6 Observations. by Jarrett Stepman

By Jarrett Stepman, The Stream – Since there’s often confusion as to what socialism really is, I decided to attend the Socialism 2019 conference at the Hyatt Hotel in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend… The conference, which had the tag line “No Borders, No Bosses, No Binaries,” contained a cross-section of the most pertinent hard-left thought in America… The walls of the various conference rooms were adorned with posters of Karl Marx and various depictions of socialist thinkers and causes.

Pelosi’s Got the Upper Hand, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A conservative pundit and former Republican leader says the feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and upstart freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will continue to grow… Pelosi (D) recently went on the warpath against President Trump, claiming his aim is to “make America white again.” But Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is accusing Pelosi of singling out newly-elected women of color. (Pelosi’s) feud intensified with Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) following the four leftists’ opposition to the border funding bill.

Abby Johnson: I Went to Border to Help People. Members of Congress Were Shocked When I Asked Them to Help, Too

By Abby Johnson, Fox News – National media were covering their field trip, which reached its lowest point when aides to the Congressmen and women gave them cheap toys, which they, in turn, gave to the little kids at the respite center in front of all the cameras for the ideal photo op… They were dressed in starched suits and pressed dresses, pants, high heels, and polished shoes… I introduced myself and said we had an 18-wheeler arriving at the respite center in the next 20 minutes full of supplies for these poor people, who had nothing and needed help unloading it. I told them their cheap toys and photo op wasn’t helping these people… If they truly wanted to help, they could lend a hand in unloading the semi-truck in the 102-degree heat with all of us women who came from all over Texas to help.

Politics: Trump Fuels a Tribal War in Nancy’s House, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – The four — AOC, Tlaib, Pressley, Omar — have no clout in the Democratic caucus. But because of the confrontations they have caused and the controversy they have created, they have a massive media following… Paradoxically, their interests in winning cheers as the fighting arm of the Democratic Party coincide with the interests of Donald Trump. He entertains and energizes his base by answering in kind their attacks on… He is now assuming the old “America! Love it or Leave it!” stance in going after the four women as anti-American ingrates.

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.

Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2018, Killing 42 Million People: ABORTION, by Bethany Blankley

By Bethany Blankley, The Hayride – According to a new report produced by Worldometers.info, the leading cause of death worldwide of human beings in 2018 was abortion– killing 42 million people… The independent site collects data from governments and other reputable organizations, reports data with estimates and projections… Breitbart News compared the number of deaths from abortion to leading causes of death, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, traffic accidents and suicide, and found that abortions far outnumber them all.

The Political Left is Ruining Sports, by Kevin Clark

By Kevin Clark, Crisis Magazine – As expected, the U.S. Women’s National Team won the Women’s World Cup. As also expected, members of the women’s team, led by chief spokeswoman Megan Rapinoe, were known as much for their politics as for their play. Rapinoe got it going with her comment that she wasn’t going to visit the “f–ing” White House if she was invited….

Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented. The administration’s changes to Title X family planning grants have angered the abortion chain Planned Parenthood, prompting a lawsuit, but they provide hope for life-affirming pregnancy centers, which can now compete with the abortion giant for the federal funds

Msgr. Charles Pope: On The Sinful Census Conducted by King David

By Msgr. Charles Pope – We tend to rely too heavily on numbers, thinking that something is good, or right, or successful if a lot of people support it. Of this tendency we must be very careful. Is our power or rectitude rooted in numbers, in popularity, in profit, or in God? In calling for a count of his people, David seems to be seeking confidence in numbers rather than in God; this is a sin.

I’m Black and I Think US Flag Stands for Freedom, Not Racism by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Daily Signal – Gallup asked, “How proud are you to be an American?”.. Seventy-six percent of Republicans said “extremely proud,” compared with 22% of Democrats… Broken down by age, 63% of those over 65 said “extremely proud,” and only 24% of those 18 to 29… This tells us something about Nike’s recent move to pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers from the marketplace, having taken guidance from its ex-football star anti-hero, now-Nike corporate spokesman, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick claims that America’s first flag is associated with the era of slavery.

Trump’s Fight for Moral Freedom, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – President Donald Trump is defending the rights of all Americans to live a moral life and highlighted his fight at the recent Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC) in Washington, D.C… “We’re cherishing our nation’s religious heritage once again,” said Trump. “My administration has taken historic action to protect religious liberty. We are protecting the conscience rights of doctors, and nurses, and teachers, and groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor. We’re with them.”

How Socialism Violates All Ten Commandments, by Robert Knight

By Robert Knight, OneNewsNow – With a couple dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls vying to see who’s pinker, perhaps it’s time to contrast socialism with something more helpful and permanent: The Ten Commandments… Socialism teaches that wealth should be held in common ownership, controlled by the state. Hence, the Democrats’ constant push to have government confiscate ever more income and power… By contrast, the Bible teaches that God owns all things and that we’re merely stewards of His creation. When we look at each of the Ten Commandments, we see that they’re directly at odds with socialism.

Big Government Is Not the Answer to Climate Change, by Nicolas Loris

By Nicolas Loris, The Daily Signal – In the 1970s, Americans were told we were in a global cooling crisis and if something wasn’t done, we’d enter a new ice age… When that didn’t happen, a few decades later we were told that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000… Despite the consistent failure of these apocalyptic warnings, that hasn’t stopped climate change alarmism.

National Pro-Life Group Endorses President Trump for Re-Election: He’s “Dedicated to Advancing” Life, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNew – “As our nation celebrates Independence Day, we are proud to endorse the only presidential candidate who stands for the unalienable right to life,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee told LifeNews. “From his first day in office, President Trump and his Administration have been dedicated to advancing policies that protect the fundamental right to life for the unborn, the elderly, and the medically dependent and disabled.”

“Dubia” by Card Zen on the Pastoral Guidelines of the Holy See Concerning the Civil Registration of the Clergy in China

By Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, AsiaNews – The problem is that the government has reneged on its promises to respect Catholic doctrine. In the civil registration of the clergy, it almost always requires the clergy to accept the principle of self-governance, self-support, and self-propagation of the Church in China (this could be completed with what the letter from Pope Benedict XVI says in point 7.8: “to adopt attitudes, make gestures and undertake commitments that are contrary to the dictates of their conscience as Catholics.”

Democrats Have Become the Party of Abortion and Euthanasia, by Steve McCann

By Steve McCann, American Thinker – After watching the first two Democratic Party presidential debates last week, it has become crystal-clear that there are embedded in this nation’s body politic prospective oligarchs who are overwhelming threats to the future of the nation. The Democratic Party and its puppetmasters are unquestionably a clear and present danger to the United States… The primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump nor his supporters but an evolving autocratic oligarchy made up of the hierarchy of American Left, which includes elements of…

Self-Government Requires Self-Discipline, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – One of the most common pieces of false conventional wisdom is that “the government can’t legislate morality!”… But of course, they do it all the time. We have millions of laws, just to enforce society’s consensus of what’s morally right or wrong. Liberals used to protest this, and now they’re the chief generators of morality laws, usually bans on everything they find morally offensive, including smoking, using racist words (or the “wrong” pronoun), giving someone a plastic straw, etc. etc. etc. Each law comes with loopholes that someone will try to exploit, so government adds more laws.

Trump Drops Citizenship Question After Roberts Rules — Or Does He? by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday, “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.”

Pastor Says Democrats Worship an “Imaginary God:” Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress slammed Democratic Party leaders for worshiping the “imaginary god” of abortion Saturday during the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference… The Democratic Party platform supports unrestricted, unregulated abortions up to birth and taxpayer-funded abortions. Despite the unpopularity of these position among voters, every major Democratic presidential candidate supports them, too… Their devotion to abortion – in defiance of most Americans’ beliefs on the issue – is almost religious in nature…

Justice Thomas: ‘SCOTUS Must Face Abortion Decisions’, by Mat Staver

By Mat Staver, Christian Newswire – Justice Clarence Thomas challenged the justices to confront the realities of what the Supreme Court “has wrought” through abortion rulings after it declined Friday to revive Alabama’s ban prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion… Justice Thomas joined his colleagues in deciding not to hear West Alabama Women’s Center v. Thomas Miller, but he said the Court eventually must face the consequences from its past abortion decisions. The justice said that it is “implausible” that the Constitution would protect the dismemberment of a living child.

‘Keep the Seal’: Archbishop Cordileone Urges Opposition to California Legislation Affecting Confession 

Archdiocese of San Francisco – Archbishop Cordileone asks all the faithful of the Archdiocese to contact their state Assembly representative to voice their opposition to SB360, proposed legislation that threatens the confidentiality of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. The state Senate has already approved the bill, which would take away from priests and from everyone who works with priests in parishes and Church agencies across the state the full right to confess their sins with the assurance of confidentiality.

Vatican OKs Chinese Clergy ‘Registering’ With Communist Government 

By Martin M. Barillas, LifeSiteNews – The Holy See today released “Pastoral Guidelines” to help bishops and priests decide whether registering with the Chinese government is a betrayal of their faith… According to the guidelines, Catholic clergy may comply with the communist government’s demands without betraying Catholic doctrine. The document recognizes the “complex” reality of the relations between the Vatican and China and invites laypeople not to judge their pastors’ decisions, whatever they may be. Calling on the government to refrain from intimidating faithful Catholics, the document calls for “discernment,” “patience” and “humility” in a spirit of “faith and unity.”

BBC Report Shows Disturbing Nature of China’s ‘Thought Transformation’ Camps, by Olivia Enos (Video)

By Olivia Enos Published, The Daily Signal – One interchange in the video is especially telling. The BBC reporter asks one of the men whether it was his choice to be in a political reeducation facility. “Yes,” he replies. “A policeman at my village told me to get enrolled in the school and transform my thoughts.”… The reporter also speaks to Chinese officials. Nearly every one alludes to the notion that the roughly 800,000 to 1 million people interned in Xinjiang are affected by religious extremism and in need of reeducation so that their thinking aligns with the Chinese Communist Party.

How to Restore America, by Daniel Davis and Katrina Trinko

By Daniel Davis and Katrina Trinko, The Daily Signal – For us to be present more than ever in the public square. To be involved in schools, public schools, and private schools. To be involved in government. To be in the media. To be in the culture, shaping professions. To be in the law and legal societies. To be in the permanent bureaucracy. To be a presence in the state capitals and in Washington, D.C… There’s never been a time where we have needed men and women of faith to step up and to be more involved than now.

Ben Carson Slams Abortion: It Has “Perverted the Bond Between Mother and Child Into Something Evil” by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a neurosurgeon and pro-life advocate, encouraged pro-lifers as he denounced the radical pro-abortion agenda of the left, according to the Christian Post… “They have perverted that bond [between mother and child] into something that has become evil, something that is horrible, something that is harming me and something that I have a right to kill,” Carson said… “How in the world did we as a society get to that point?” he continued. “We have to be willing to talk about these things. It is our willingness to talk about them and to stand up for people’s rights that has resulted in this becoming the nation that this has become.”

REALITY CHECK! These 8 Graphics Explain How Bad the Illegal Immigration Crisis Really Is, by Kelsey Bolar

By Kelsey Bolar, The Daily Signal – For months, Democrats denied the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border, with Sen. Chuck Schumer, flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, going so far as to accuse President Donald Trump of working to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”… The president, on the other hand, has made the situation on the southern border a top priority, in January declaring it both a “humanitarian and security crisis…”… So how bad is it?

Outrage Spurs City in Omar’s District to Reconsider Dropping Pledge (of Allegiance)

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – After a city council in Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) district unanimously voted to dump the Pledge of Allegiance from public meetings, a major backlash is spurring them to reconsider… Public outrage was triggered following the 5–0 board vote to amend proceedings on June 17, which only took a few minutes with no further discussion in the meeting room at St. Louis Park, Minnesota, located in the district of Omar – the congresswoman who was granted asylum as a Somali refugee and is notorious for her pro-Islam, anti-Semitic and anti-American rants.

Graham: Border Crisis Compromise Should Return Aid to Central America, by Cathy Burke

By Cathy Burke, Newsmax – In an interview aired Sunday on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Graham, in Turkey, said he hammered out the compromise with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif… “I spent about an hour with Speaker Pelosi and here’s the compromise,” he said. “We’ll start turning the aid back on to Central America… “It is in our national security interest to help the northern triangle nations with their economy, with their rule of law problems,” he continued. “But if you don’t turn off the magnets that attract people, which is our asylum laws, if you don’t reform them, they’ll keep coming.”

Gallup: Americans Radically Overestimate LGBT Population, LGBT Only 4.5%

By Michael W. Chapman , CNSNews – In its survey, Gallup asked, “Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian?”… From the respondents’ answers, the average was 23.6%. In other words, American adults think LGBT people make up nearly 24% of the population, which is more than 5 times the real percentage of 4.5%… “Americans’ estimate of the proportion of gay people in the U.S. is more than five times Gallup’s more encompassing 2017 estimate that 4.5% of Americans are LGBT, based on respondents’ self-identification as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” reported the survey firm.

Rep. Gohmert: Trump ‘Absolutely’ Has a Constitutional Duty to Enforce Immigration Laws, by Cody Leach

By Cody Leach, CNSNews – At the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, CNSNews.com asked Rep. Gohmert, “Article 2, Section 3 of the Constitution says the president ‘shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’ Does the president have a constitutional duty to enforce the immigration laws?”… The congressman said, “Of course he does, absolutely he does. And he’s doing everything he can to try to do that. We just need a little help from the Democrats to make that happen as fully as it should. He’s doing everything he can.”

Supreme Court Lets Dismemberment Abortions Continue, Won’t Hear Alabama Case, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – “Once again the Supreme Court has punted on abortion, this time refusing to take up Alabama’s humane law protecting unborn children from gruesome dismemberment abortions in which a child is torn apart, piece by piece,” the Susan B. Anthony List said in a statement… Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion in which he agreed the court shouldn’t take up the case, However, he called it a “stark reminder that our abortion jurisprudence has spiraled out of control.”

Roberts Helps Dems Rig Elections, by Michael Swartz,

By Michael Swartz, Patriot Post – With the amount of information the U.S. Census gathers every decade, it seems logical that one of the questions asked would be simply, “Are you a citizen of the United States?” Yet the very idea of asking this simple “yes” or “no” question outraged the Left — which is in a headlong rush to offer free stuff to anyone who arrives. And leftists found a judge and a Supreme Court willing to stop the Trump administration from adding this longstanding question back into the 2020 census… As speculated here earlier this month, the ever-capricious Chief Justice John Roberts was the one handed Democrats a victory with another of his weirdly contorted decisions.

University Refuses to Teach Its Students Foundation of Their Country, by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis

By Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – South Carolina has required students to learn about the U.S. Constitution and other important documents since 1924, but the University of South Carolina has knowingly ignored the requirement and is criticizing an updated law introduced by state Sen. Lawrence Grooms… Education watchdog Campus Reform reports a USC spokesman admitted to state legislators the university has never complied with the law and complained in particular about the required exam required for the course.

Clarity About Nationalism, Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – In order to make arguments for nationalism, we have to define it… The first definition in Merriam-Webster is “loyalty and devotion to a nation.” But in a second paragraph, it adds, “especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.”… Let’s be clear: If the second paragraph is the only definition of nationalism, nationalism is always a bad thing…

Ohio Removes Planned Parenthood Funding From Budget, Will Fund Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Instead, by Micaiah Bilger,

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Ohio lawmakers are nearing final passage of a budget that defunds the nation’s largest abortion provider and increases support for pregnant and parenting moms in the state… Fox News reports the Ohio Senate passed the two-year, $69 billion budget bill last week with a $1.5 million cut in funding to Planned Parenthood annually. The budget also includes $5 million for pregnancy resource centers – five times what the nonprofits have received in the past, according to the report.

Amid Abortion Referendum, Zuckerberg Asked Ireland’s Government if He Should Block American Pro-Life Ads, by Tiana Lowe

By Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner – In a last-minute addition to the annual Aspen Ideas Festival hosted by the Aspen Institute, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to defend his company’s decision to leave a controversial altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the site. He also defended his calls for the government to regulate social media… He also revealed, possibly for the first time, that during Ireland’s recent referendum on abortion he consulted with Ireland’s government (which supported legalizing abortion) about whether Facebook should block pro-life ads originating outside the tiny island nation.

Pelosi Rips Trump for What Obama Did to Kids in 2014, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hypocritically blamed President Donald Trump over conditions in the border crisis, claiming Democrats would never “put children in cages” – even though former President Barack Obama did exactly that in 2014, when it was his policies that separated illegal immigrant youth from their parents … and he built the quarters to do so.

DEM DEBATE: Democratic Candidates on Greatest Geopolitical Threat: China, Climate Change–and Trump

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Asked during Wednesday night’s debate to name the “greatest geopolitical threat to the United States right now,” ten Democrats running for the presidency offered a range of replies including China, Russia, nuclear war, climate change – and President Trump… The candidate who named Trump as the biggest threat, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, won the most enthusiastic audience reaction, although climate change and Russia were also applause lines.

The ‘Amazon Synod’: The Latest Outrage for Faithful Catholics, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The latest of Francis’ accomplishments? The Synod on the Amazon. Historians will spill millions of words on this subject, but it boils down simply to this. Rich, corrupt German bishops with empty churches want to tell the rest of the Church how to reform itself… Since no one’s inspired by their epic, Teutonic failure, these Germans have found a strategy. Locate a bunch of quaint primitives who live “in harmony” with nature. Then hold up their hunter-gatherer lifestyle as a model of Christian life. And use the pretext of honoring their pagan culture as a stalking horse for dismantling Catholic doctrines and practices that go back to the Apostles….

Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Ideological Attacks on 2 Christian Pastors, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Daily Signal – Omar is blinded by hate for the nation to which she had the privilege of immigrating. She is blinded by the distortions of the statist ideology that, despite years of experience and tens of trillions in government expenditures to the contrary, she chooses to believe will improve impoverished lives… Two courageous Christian pastors presented themselves before the House Budget Committee as living examples that the faith and freedom that made America great is still the formula that works—even in the most difficult and challenging circumstances… We’re now entering election season. Democrats are betting they can still drown out the truth and continue to sell the same failed big-government lies to blacks.

Kennedy Combined ‘Loneliness’ and 14th Amendment, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – A pro-family activist predicts the Obergefell decision that imposed homosexual marriage on the United States will eventually receive the same legal and moral scrutiny as Roe v. Wade… June 26 marks the fourth anniversary of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, a 5-4 ruling that found same-sex couples are guaranteed the legal right to marry by the 14th Amendment, the Equal Protection Clause in the U.S. Constitution… The ruling was predictably hailed as a historic moment for homosexuals and lesbians, who had successfully sued in numerous courts to roll back state-level efforts to defend normal, man-woman marriage.

Archbishop Viganò Confirms Allegations About Monsignor Rossi, by George Neumayer

By George Neumayer, American Spectator – “Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is confirming that, as papal nuncio, he received complaints of homosexual predation and harassment by Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,” reports Christine Niles of Church Militant… Speaking to the Italian journalist Marco Tosatti recently, Viganò said, ”Monsignor Rossi is, without a doubt, a member of the ‘gay mafia.’ You can read about him online on The American Spectator website.”

The Seamless Garment of Socialism Will Always Mean Forced Abortion, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Senior Editor, The Stream – I suspect that British elites realized that they’d overplayed their hand. It was just a little too early to impose this sort of thing. Enough people still live who flew RAF planes in the Blitz to defeat a regime built openly on eugenics and euthanasia… But insofar as Britain or any other country accepts socialism, it will sooner or later take control over birth and death. Any other policy is fiscally unsound. The heirs of Margaret Sanger will revive her idea of restricting reproduction by the “unfit.”… If the State takes responsibility for all, it also will claim control.

Sunday’s Peter’s Pence Collection Supports Illegal Immigration, Lay Group Urges Boycott, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – A lay Catholic website is calling for a boycott of an annual collection to be held this weekend in most U.S. parishes benefitting the pope’s designated charities… Complicit Clergy is urging the boycott of the Peter’s Pence collection, which is set for June 29-30 weekend Masses, stemming from Pope Francis’ controversial use earlier this year of half a million dollars from the collection to benefit Central American migrants in Mexico who are trying to enter the U.S. illegally… “The Vatican wires half a million dollars from Peter’s Pence to aid the illegal immigrant caravan marching over the southern border of the United States,” the boycott call states.

Fr. Brian Mullady: How to Understand the Death Penalty and Development of Doctrine

By Father Brian Mullady, OP, EWTN News – So today, members of the CDF maintain that the change wrought in the Catechism concerning capital punishment is a genuine development of doctrine caused by a better grasp of the dignity of the human person in modern society. If the Pope and the CDF wish to pursue the abolition of the death penalty on circumstantial grounds, that is fine. However, one may legitimately disagree with them as to the prudential nature of this pursuit. Cardinal Ratzinger expressed this fact when he was head of the CDF in a letter to the U.S. bishops’ conference…

Trump Signs Executive Order to Help Americans Find Low-Cost Health Care: “The Opposite of Obamacare” by Evie Fordham

By Evie Fordham, LifeNews – Pres. Trump signed an executive order he called “the opposite of Obamacare” that directs the DHHS to create rules increasing transparency in health care pricing Monday… “We will empower patients with the information they need to search for the lowest cost and highest quality care,” Trump said at the White House Monday afternoon, adding the executive order’s goal is to “put American patients first.”.. “People have no idea how big it is. Some people say bigger than health care itself. … For too long it’s been virtually impossible for Americans to know the real price and quality of health care services and the services they receive,” Trump continued.

Report: Google Doing All It Can to ‘Prevent’ A Trump Repeat in 2020, by Jody Brown

By Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – An undercover video just released as part of a report on one of the largest technology companies in the world indicates the corporate Goliath is bent on never letting somebody like Donald Trump come to power again… “We all got screwed over in 2016, again it wasn’t just us, it was, the people got screwed over, the news media got screwed over, like, everybody got screwed over so we’re rapidly been like, what happened there and how do we prevent it from happening again.”

Russian Warship Docks in Havana as Moscow Warns the US That the Build-Up of Weapons in Europe Could Spark a Repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis

By Chris Dyer for DailyMail.com and Reuters – Washington’s deployment of land-based missile systems near Russia’s borders could lead to a standoff comparable to the Cuban missile crisis, an official warned… Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov threatened an escalation ‘to the hilt’ if the weapons systems remain in place… The Kremlin has been fiercely critical of US plans to deploy missile systems in eastern Europe, and of Washington’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) arms control treaty… Ryabkov said: ‘If it really comes to deploying such systems on land, the situation will not just become complicated, it will escalate up to the hilt.’.. US activity in Eastern Europe has increased in recent months, with the threat of military bases springing up in the region.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: How the Gates Foundation Harms, Not Helps Human Development

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In 2017, the Gates Foundation pledged $375 million for “family planning,” with the goal of providing contraception to 120 million women around the world, particularly in developing countries. This was merely the latest of the many hundreds of millions that the Gates Foundation has previously spent on promoting contraception. Melinda defends her foundation’s emphasis on contraception by claiming that there are hundreds of millions of women with an “unmet need” for contraception.

True the Vote Took on the IRS and Won. Its Founder Explains Why It Matters (with Podcast)

By Rob Bluey and Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, we feature an interview with Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote. She explains how her organization took on the IRS and won an important victory in court.“There is power in speaking out,” says Engelbrecht. “There’s power in telling the truth boldly … even if it means that you have to say some uncomfortable things to agencies, institutes, or individuals that wield extreme power. And that was the case with the IRS.”

Why California Pastors Must Stand Up to Government Tyranny, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – In the latest and most egregious example of attempted government overreach, California legislators have proposed a bill that would dictate what pastors preach from the pulpit. Specifically, “Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 calls on ‘counselors, pastors, religious workers, educators’ and institutions with ‘great moral influence’ to stop perpetuating the idea that something is wrong with LGBT identities or sexual behavior.

SCOTUS Gives Limited Victory to Christian Bakers in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court granted a victory Monday for Aaron and Melissa Klein, bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due to their religious beliefs… The Supreme Court ordered the Oregon Court of Appeals to revisit its prior ruling against the couple in light of the high court’s ruling in favor of Christian baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who had similarly declined to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

UN Poised to Launch Global Ban On All Criticism of Islam, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Nations belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other governments adhering to Shariah law across the world are ramping up their new campaign with the United Nations to prohibit all speech that Muslims consider offensive… “Islamist nations … long have sought a determination from the United Nations that any criticism of Islam or Muslims is ‘Islamophobia’ and banned globally,’” WND reported, noting that with 57 members, the OIC represents the largest voting bloc in the U.N…

What About Reparations for Roe and 62 Million Aborted Babies? by Ryan Bomberger

By Ryan Bomberger, LifeNews – Reparations. Like every other issue for the Socialist—whoops—Democrat Party, it’s one steeped in massive pandering, misinformation, class warfare, racism, and lunacy… I’m black. And white. So would the white side of me have to pay the black side of me?… Everyone is a victim… Remember when LeBron complained about NFL owners having a “slave mentality?” Yes. Please. Sign me up for that plantation. Last time I checked, slaves weren’t paid a dime, let alone millions, for playing with a ball… But some people cannot leave the ideological plantation.

US Bishops Give $750,000 Grant to Group Pushing Homosexuality, LGBT Propaganda, by Michael Hichborn

By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute – The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), an anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is providing a $750,000 grant to the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) over the next three years. Announcing the grant on its website, ISN president Christopher Kerr said, “The Ignatian Solidarity Network staff and board are grateful for the support of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.”

The Supreme Court Has a Chance to Uphold School Choice and Religious Liberty

By Jamie Gass and Ben Degrow, The Hill – The Supreme Court of the United States is expected to decide whether to hear Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that reveals the harm a state constitutional amendment marked by religious bias can do to families… Kendra Espinoza, who suddenly became a single mom, sought a better education for her daughters. In their public schools, one daughter was bullied and the other struggled academically. Both later would thrive in parochial school… After the Montana Supreme Court struck down her state’s education tax credit program, Espinoza was denied access to scholarships her children badly needed…

Sex-Ed Guidelines Designed to ‘Severely Desensitize’ Pre-Teens, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Linda Harvey of Mission: America contends that games such as this are meant to create anarchy in America. “Getting 10-year-olds to handle condoms [and] put condoms on male, anatomical models is just one way to severely desensitize them and normalize sex in all kinds of directions…”… According to Harvey, the school may send in a Planned Parenthood representative to take over if a teacher chooses not to teach the curriculum. She says the children “will be lied to” if that happens… “And then there’s also, of course, the money issue,” Harvey continues. “There’s a lot of money coming into these promoters of sexually explicit sex-education lessons.”

Missouri Abortion Clinic Licensing Fight Due Back in Court, by Rachel del Guidice

By Rachel del Guidice, The Daily Signal – Planned Parenthood and the state of Missouri are still at odds over whether or not the state’s only remaining abortion clinic will be allowed to stay open… The state of Missouri says that it won’t renew the license of the St. Louis abortion clinic after three failed abortions that resulted in “additional surgeries and another led to life-threatening complications for the mother, according to a now-sealed court filing that Planned Parenthood alleges state officials made public in violation of patient-privacy laws”

U.S. Holds All the Cards in Showdown With Iran, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Patriot Post – In May 2018, the Donald Trump administration withdrew the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal… The U.S. then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure that it stopped nuclear enrichment. The Trump administration also hoped a strapped Iran would become less capable of funding terrorist operations in the Middle East and beyond, proxy wars in the Persian Gulf, and the opportune harassment of ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz… The sanctions are clearly destroying an already weak Iranian economy. Iran is now suffering from negative economic growth, massive unemployment and record inflation.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Pres. Trump Can Defund PP, Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal appeals court today ruled President Donald Trump can partially defund planned Parenthood while the abortion business’ lawsuit against his administration’s new rules moves forward.As LifeNews reported in March, the Trump administration finalized an administrative rule that would partially defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business and deprive it of as much as $60 million in taxpayer dollars. This action adds to President Trump’s record of defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion company.

WATCH: NFL Legend Burgess Owens Says Democrats Should Pay Reparations, by Dylan Gwinn

By Dylan Gwinn, Breitbart – NFL legend and Super Bowl Champion Burgess Owens, does not agree with the Democrats about much. However, he does agree with them about reparations, except he believes the Democrats should be the only ones who have to pay them… During stirring testimony in front of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Reparations, Owens blasted the Democratic Party “for all the misery” they’ve brought to blacks; citing everything from the party’s support of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow laws, and abortion.

University of California Attacks Trump Administration’s Restriction on Fetal Tissue Research, Tom Ciccotta

By Tom Ciccotta, Breitbart – University of California System President Janet Napolitano released a statement condemning the Trump administration over new restrictions on fetal tissue research. UCSF, which lost a $2 million federal contract for fetal tissue research, says the decision is not based on “sound science.”… The New York Times reported earlier this month that the Trump administration had adopted a restriction on fetal tissue research. The restrictions also marked the end of a $2 million annual contract with the University of California San Francisco for fetal tissue research…

Iran Understands Power and Trump Understands Iran, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A longtime conservative activist is praising President Donald Trump for staking out a tough stance against the Islamic Republican of Iran… “Countries with governments like Iran only understand one thing and that’s strength,” Gary Bauer.. Bauer, a former Reagan official who leads American Values, was reacting to the drone attacks on container ships in the Persian Gulf… That incident is just the latest example of escalating tension in the region after the Pentagon warned U.S. armed forces of credible threats linked to Iran in recent weeks.

The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood, by Justin Dyer

By Justin Dyer, Public Discourse – C.S. Lewis did concede that the idea of a right to the pursuit of happiness is “cherished by all civilized men, but especially by Americans.” However, the authors of the American Declaration of Independence, according to Lewis, could only have meant that we have a right “‘to pursue happiness by all lawful means’: that is, by all means which the Law of Nature eternally sanctions and which the laws of the nation shall sanction.”

Is the White House Plotting an End-Run Around Congress Into Iran? by Heather Brandon-Smith

By Heather Brandon-Smith, The American Conservative – After an earlier closed-door briefing on May 21 by interim defense secretary Patrick Shanahan, Congressman Ruben Gallego told reporters [2], “What I heard in there makes it clear that this administration feels that they do not have to come back and talk to Congress in regards to any action they do in Iran.”… This makes what’s been happening on Capitol Hill today all the more urgent. This month could mark the first time a chamber of the U.S. Congress has moved to repeal the 2001 AUMF, which has been used by three presidents to keep the U.S. in a state of war for nearly 18 years.

Trump on The Democratic Party: ‘More Radical, More Dangerous, And More Unhinged’, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – The Democratic Party “has become more radical, more dangerous, and more unhinged than at any point in the modern history of our country,” President Trump said on Tuesday night… In a no-holds-barred speech in Orlando, Florida kicking off his re-election campaign, Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party, hitting it particularly hard on the issue of border security… “No matter what label they use, a vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream”…

33 States Have Passed 479 Pro-Life Laws in the Last 10 Years Protecting Babies From Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new report from the Guttmacher Institute shows how pro-life advocates can make a difference when they elect pro-life leaders to office… Since 2011, state lawmakers have passed a record 479 abortion restrictions in 33 states, according to Guttmacher, the former research arm of Planned Parenthood. To put that number into perspective, states have passed 1,271 pro-life laws since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, the report states. This means more than one third of all pro-life laws in the U.S. have been approved in the past decade.

Did Your Child Return From College a Better Person? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – When assessing America’s or any of the Western world’s universities — wondering whether you should send your child to one; whether you should pay for a child to attend one; whether you should go into great debt to attend one; whether you should donate money to one; and related questions — it would seem that the single most important question to be answered is: What type of person does the university produce?

Archbishop Viganò Confirms Allegations About Monsignor Rossi, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, The American Spectator – “Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is confirming that, as papal nuncio, he received complaints of homosexual predation and harassment by Msgr. Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.,” reports Christine Niles of Church Militant… Speaking to the Italian journalist Marco Tosatti recently, Viganò said, ”Monsignor Rossi is, without a doubt, a member of the ‘gay mafia.’ You can read about him online on The American Spectator website.”

These Abortion Survivors Have a Message for Planned Parenthood’s Leana Wen

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Several states have enacted abortion legislation in the past year hoping the Supreme Court will revisit its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and other pro-choice advocates have spoken against restrictive abortion laws… Leana Wen became president of Planned Parenthood of America in November 2018. Since then, she has advocated strongly for unrestricted access to abortion and fought back against new abortion regulations… But these adults whose lives have been impacted by the abortion industry want Wen to know that their lives, and the lives of their unborn children, are of value.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Extreme Elites Vs. Real Pro-Life Middle America

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Poll after poll has found that most Americans are deeply divided over abortion. One recent poll, for instance, found that a solid 50% of Americans say that, in general, abortion is “morally wrong,” whereas only 42% said that it is “morally acceptable.” Another recent poll found that almost 80% of Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester. Yet another poll this year found that 75% of Americans favor restricting abortion to – at the very most – the first three months of pregnancy…

Infiltration: Real or Imagined? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Was there an actual penetration of the Church by agents of communism and/or Freemasonry? Marshall does name some names, and he does offer evidence, but although his evidence is not always conclusive, it is suggestive. Earlier popes were certainly worried about the influence of Masons and Modernists. Pope Leo XIII published four encyclicals against Freemasonry, and Pope Pius X was convinced that Modernists had infiltrated the clergy and the seminaries.

After HHS Decision on Aborted Fetal Tissue, Will Ethical Vaccines Get a Boost? by Peter Jesserer Smith

By Peter Jesserer Smith, WorldProNews – As part of its push to eliminate or greatly restrict federal funds involved with fetal-tissue research, the Trump administration canceled a medical research contract with the University of California, where fetal cells were infused with mouse immune systems… “Promoting the dignity of human life from conception to natural death is one of the very top priorities of President Trump’s administration,”… The announcement may give hope for Catholics that the time has come to push for the development or distribution of ethical vaccines whose source cells did not involve the taking of a human life by abortion.

Pope Francis on Global Warming: ‘Time is Running Out!’, by CNSNews Staff

By CNSNews.com Staff – the pope explained … “This second Dialogue is taking place at a critical moment. Today’s ecological crisis, especially climate change, threatens the very future of the human family. This is no exaggeration. For too long we have collectively failed to listen to the fruits of scientific analysis and “doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain” (Laudato Si’, 161). Any discussion of climate change and the energy transition must be rooted, then, in “the results of the best scientific research available today, letting them touch us deeply”…

Bishop Paprocki Calls on Catholic Politicians to Take Sides, by John M. Grondelski (Watch interview)

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine – Thomas Paprocki, the bishop of Springfield (the state capital of Illinois), has issued a decree barring the Illinois State Senate President and House Speaker—both ostensibly Catholics—from receiving Communion in the diocese.  The June 2 decision took place in response to enactment of abortion legislation codifying in state law an unlimited abortion liberty through birth, in the event that Roe et al. v. Wade was judicially modified.  Paprocki’s decree also states that Illinois Catholic legislators who voted for the bill should also not receive Communion until they first are “reconciled to Christ and the Church.”

Cdl. Cupich Defends Giving Holy Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians, by Martin M. Barillas

By Martin M. Barillas, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago defended giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, saying, “I think it would be counterproductive to impose sanctions, simply because they don’t change anybody’s minds.”… Cardinal Cupich expressed his position in the wake of Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois barring pro-abortion legislators from receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion.

EPIC FAIL: Bishops Policing Bishops, Washington Post

The Washington Post – “The bishops are the ones making the conclusions,” said Anne Burke, an Illinois Supreme Court justice who chaired the church’s National Review Board when the sexual abuse crisis first erupted in 2002. She called the new system enacted on Thursday “a fallacy.”“There should be no intermediary — call the police,” she said. “There should be one interview, by professionals.”

Pope Francis Urges Carbon Penalties to Avert Climate ‘Catastrophe’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, PH. D., Breitbart – Pope Francis warned of disastrous consequences if humanity does not immediately react to the threat of climate change, since the world has reached a “critical moment” and there is no time to waste… “Dear friends, time is running out!” the pope told a group of participants in a Vatican-sponsored conference on energy transition Friday. “We cannot afford the luxury of waiting for others to come forward or of prioritizing short-term economic benefits. The climate crisis requires decisive action from us, here and now.”

Texas Town 1st in Nation to Ban Abortion, Declares Itself ‘Sanctuary City for the Unborn’, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – The law, which takes effect September 1, bars local governments from contracting in any way with abortion providers, and blocks cities from advocating for them… The resolution declaring Waskom a “sanctuary city for the unborn” was modeled after one passed in Roswell, New Mexico, though Waskom’s ordinance makes it the first city in the nation to actually ban abortions… Mark Lee Dickson, Right to Life East Texas director, told Fox News he became frustrated when lawmakers in Austin failed to pass “meaningful legislation that protects human life.”

Cdl. Cupich’s Rationales for Not Taking Canonical Action Against Prominent Pro-Abortion Catholic Politicos Are as Unconvincing as Ever

By Edward Peters – No one thought that Chicago’s Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield’s Bp. Thomas Paprocki’s example in calling upon Catholic state legislators, who had supported Illinois’ express attack on the basic rights of pre-born babies, to refrain from holy Communion until they repented of their evil deed (Canon 916), further directing that his ministers withhold holy Communion from two specific legislators based on their protracted and public support of such measures (Canon 915), so no one was surprised when Cupich didn’t…

Accommodating Injustice, by Darel E. Paul

By Darel E. Paul, First Things – In his advice to princes, Niccolò Machiavelli observed, “there are two kinds of fighting: the one with laws, the other with force.” The travails of long-suffering Colorado baker Jack Phillips prove Machiavelli’s maxim correct. In Colorado, public accommodations law has little to do with justice and a lot to do with fighting… Last week a private legal suit was filed in Colorado District Court against Jack Phillips, proprietor of the Denver-area bakery Masterpiece Cakeshop. This is the third suit in seven years charging Phillips with discriminatory business practices.

Russiagate Is No Watergate, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – “History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance,” John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and “Russiagate” which has bedeviled Donald Trump… But what strikes this veteran of Nixon’s White House is not the similarities but the stark differences… Watergate began with an actual crime, a midnight break-in at the offices of the DNC in June 1972 to wiretap phones and filch files, followed by a cover-up that spread into the inner circles of the White House.

Democrats Vote to Force Doctors and Nurse to Participate in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – As LifeNews reported in May, President Donald Trump issued new rules that further protect doctors, nurses and medical professionals who don’t want to be forced to do abortions or refer for them. Trump announced new regulations through the Department of Health and Human Services that will more effectively enforce existing federal laws that protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers… While the Trump Administration released new rules last month designed to protect them from being forced to violate their conscience, Democrats in Congress think otherwise.

Don’t Subsidize the Taking of Innocent Life, Archbishop Says of Attempts to Repeal Hyde Amendment, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The Hyde Amendment is named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde (D-IL), who sponsored the amendment that was first enacted in 1976, and which prevents taxpayer funding of abortions except in cases of rape or incest. The amendment has passed every year since 1976 as an attachment to spending bills, with bipartisan support… A 2016 study by the pro-life Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, estimated that the amendment has saved over two million lives – or more than 60,000 people per year.

Sanders’s Socialist Snake Oil, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Bernie Sanders gave what he billed as a big speech Wednesday extolling the “virtues” of democratic socialism. As Mark Alexander wrote on the centennial of the Bolshevik takeover of Russia in 2017, “Between 1917 and 1991, there were almost 150 million civilian casualties of communist dictatorships.” But not to worry; Bernie says they’ve all just been doing it wrong and we should trust him to get socialism right.

LifeNews: 9 States Now Allow Killing Babies Up to Birth After Illinois Legalized All Abortions

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Illinois’s new pro-abortion law has drawn outrage from all across the country. It strips away all legal protections for unborn babies and allows them to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth… But Illinois is not alone… Eight other states also allow unborn babies to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy and some have done so for years… The states are Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Vermont, along with Washington, D.C. This fact is confirmed by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group and former arm of Planned Parenthood.

Making Abortion Unsafe and Legal, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Just days ago the head of Planned Parenthood was saying that before Roe v. Wade, thousands of women died each year because of substandard abortions. (There is zero evidence to support that claim, but it was dutifully relayed by the compliant mainstream media.) How is it, then, that a bid to reduce medical standards for the procedure is classified as a measure to protect women’s health?

Texas City Bans Abortion Clinics, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”, A Preventive Measure

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Members of a Texas city council declared their home a “sanctuary city for the unborn” Tuesday in a unanimous vote… KETK News reports leaders of Waskom, an eastern Texas city, said their pro-life ordinance is a preventive measure that they hope will keep abortion businesses out of their area… Waskom is not far from the border of Louisiana, which recently passed a law banning abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable. City leaders said they do not want abortion businesses to try to open in their city to attract women from across the border.

Woke Capitalism: Big Business Pushing Social Justice Issues, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – Some of the top brands are now pushing social justice themes as part of their products and advertising. Not content with selling their products to a wide variety of people, big businesses now try to sell something else: Social justice. They want you to get woke when you pull out your wallet… The businesses apparently don’t care about upsetting a large portion of their customers.

Review Board Chairman Rues US Bishops’ Failure to Prod Holy See on McCarrick, Calls for Rejection of ‘Metropolitan Option’, posted by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Addressing the June 2019 USCCB general assembly, Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the national Review Board, urged the bishops to adopt truly independent audits of diocesan anti-abuse efforts, to hold bishops to the same accountability standards as other clerics, and to have lay review boards, rather than metropolitan archbishops, investigate abuse allegations against bishops. He lamented the bishops’ failure to pass a resolution at their November meeting that would have called on the Holy See to release its documentation on Theodore McCarrick.

We’re Facing Civil War, Because We Don’t Agree on What America Is About, by Michael Liccione

By Michael Liccione, Ph.D., The Stream – We’re facing civil war. The mutual enmity grows daily. Read the news. Listen to party leaders. Just look at your Facebook feed. Where does this come from? Red and blue America no longer agree on what America is about. There’s no consensus about the philosophical and moral premises of the Union… If that’s true, we can’t just muddle through. We must now ask: What kind of polity are we going to be? What kind of nation? What kind of people? Because if we don’t ask, and answer it well, we may find ourselves fighting each other.

As Bishops Gather in Baltimore, Prosecutors (in 20 States) Step Up Scrutiny of Church

AP, By Juliet Linderman, Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza – Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Michigan to New Mexico this month, attorneys general are sifting through files on clergy sex abuse, seized through search warrants and subpoenas at dozens of archdioceses… They’re looking to prosecute, and not just priests. If the boxes lining the hallways of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s offices contain enough evidence, she said, she is considering using state racketeering laws usually reserved for organized crime… For decades, leaders of the Roman Catholic Church were largely left to police their own. But now, as American bishops gather for a conference to confront the reignited sex-abuse crisis this week, they’re facing the most scrutiny ever from secular law enforcement.

Fr. George W. Rutler: The Strange Case of Dr. Biden and Mr. Hyde

By Fr. George W. Rutler, Crisis Magazine – On June 5, Biden had a campaign spokesman reiterate his longstanding support of the Hyde Amendment which, passed by Congress in 1977, prevented federal funding for abortions save for pregnancies caused by rape, incest, and considerations of risk to the life of the mother… A day after affirming the Hyde Amendment, Biden gave a speech in Atlanta in which he repudiated the Hyde Amendment, while simultaneously insisting that he was not rejecting his previous position on abortion funding, and adding that he would make “no apologies for the last position.”

Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott Signs Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed a radical pro-abortion bill into law Monday, allowing unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth… The Republican governor said the new law simply affirms legalized abortions in Vermont — “protecting reproductive rights and ensuring those decisions remain between a woman and her health care provider.”… pro-life leaders said the law really protects the abortion industry, not women… “By putting his signature on H. 57, Governor Phil Scott endorses unlimited, unregulated abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy,” said Mary Hahn Beerworth, Ex. Dir. of Vermont Right to Life. “His signature signals his preference for protecting the business of abortion over other life-affirming options in Vermont statute.

Texas Prohibits Cities From Doing Business With Abortion Providers Like Planned Parenthood, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation that forbids localities from doing business with Planned Parenthood or any other abortion business, enacting what is said to have been one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top legislative priorities… Senate Bill 22 forbids city and county governments from “enter[ing] into a taxpayer resource transaction with an abortion provider or an affiliate of an abortion provider,” such as reduced tax or lease agreements, except as specifically required by federal law. It also bars localities from engaging in “advocacy or lobbying on behalf of the interests of an abortion provider or affiliate.”

Patrick J. Buchanan: Are Abortion & Gay Rights American Values?

What are these “values” of which politicians incessantly talk? Are they immutable? Or do they change with the changing times?… “My religion defines who I am. And I’ve been a practicing Catholic my whole life,” said Vice President Joe Biden in 2012. “I accept my church’s position on abortion as … doctrine. Life begins at conception. … I just refuse to impose that on others.”… For four decades, Biden backed the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of the tax dollars of Joe’s fellow Catholics to pay for what they view as the killing of the innocent unborn… Last week, Joe flipped…

CNA: Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a Perverse ‘Sacrament’ for Democratic Party Leaders

Catholic News Agency – In his June 10 column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia slammed Biden, a Catholic, for kowtowing to party politics rather than defending his religious beliefs… “The unborn child means exactly zero in the calculus of power for Democratic Party leaders, and the right to an abortion, once described as a tragic necessity, is now a perverse kind of ‘sacrament most holy,’” Chaput said. “It will have a candidate’s allegiance and full-throated reverence…or else.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Pro-Life Bill Banning Planned Parenthood Funding

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a pro-life bill that would ban local governments from funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which kills over 330,000 unborn babies in abortions every year… Abbott signed SB 22, the No Taxpayer Dollars to Abortion Providers Act. which protects taxpayers from subsidizing abortion companies and their affiliates through state and local tax dollars. Officials with Texas Right to Life, which supported the legislation, say the new law marks “the next step in removing all public funds from the abortion industry.”

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A New Kind Of Sacrament

Archbishop Chaput, CatholicPhilly – Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in October 2016, just a few weeks before a national election that seemed sure to put a second Clinton in the White House, I noted that… [Q]uite a few of us American Catholics have worked our way into a leadership class that the rest of the country both envies and resents. And the price of our entry has been the transfer of our real loyalties and convictions from the old Church of our baptism to the new “Church” of our ambitions and appetites. People like Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Kennedy, Joe Biden and Tim Kaine are not anomalies…

NIH Fetal Experimentation Funding Sponsors Infanticide, by David Daleiden

By David Daleiden, Washington Examiner – President Trump’s pro-life administration showed transformative leadership this week, prohibiting government laboratories from trafficking in aborted baby parts and intensifying the protection of human subjects for any remaining outside “research” authorized by statute. This new, exacting oversight is crucial… National Institutes of Health… grantee Dr. Jörg C. Gerlach, an “experimental surgeon” at the taxpayer-funded University of Pittsburgh, has developed and published on a grotesque technique to harvest fresh, pristine livers from intact babies delivered alive in late-term abortions “at a gestational age of 18 to 22 weeks.”

Don’t Shoot the Bishop, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – As my friend Jennifer Roback Morse said in an excellent Facebook post, The bishop of Providence “is one of the few bishops in the US who has said anything at all to push back against the LGBT juggernaut. Attacking him is simply not a good idea.”… Friends who’ve criticized Bishop Tobin: The role of a layman is not to relate every single issue to our disappointment with the state of the Church. Especially when a high-ranking Churchman is trying to do the right thing. Support him in his attempt to warn the Catholic faithful away from “Pride” events.

FOX News: University of Alabama Gives Back $21.5M From Donor Who Urged Alabama Boycott Over Abortion Law

By Louis Casiano, Fox News – The University of Alabama board of trustees voted Friday to give back $21.5 million from a philanthropist who urged students to boycott the school over the state’s controversial abortion law, and then promptly removed his name from the campus’ law school named in his honor.Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr. said the school was punishing him for urging students to consider other educational options in the state. He pledged last year to donate $26.5 million in all over four years —  in what would have been the largest donation in the school’s 187-year history.

Why So Many Mass Shootings? Ask the Right Questions and You Might Find Out, by Dennis Prager

Given the same ubiquity of guns, wouldn’t the most productive question be what, if anything, has changed since the 1960s and ‘70s? Of course it would. And a great deal has changed. America is much more ethnically diverse, much less religious. Boys have far fewer male role models in their lives. Fewer men marry, and normal boy behavior is largely held in contempt by their feminist teachers, principals and therapists. Do any or all of those factors matter more than the availability of guns?

Susan B. Anthony List President: ‘Abortion Extremists Are Giving Us an Unlikely Gift’

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift,” Susan B. Anthony List President SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser told the audience at the group’s 2019 Campaign for Life Gala Wednesday night… By pushing for abortion on demand up to and after birth, they have “unleashed a tidal wave of pro-life momentum,” which led to the advancement of pro-life bills in states like Alabama, Missouri, and more, Dannenfelser said… “Going into 2020, abortion extremists are giving us an unlikely gift. They know the Roe regime is rapidly unwinding and coming to an end. They are overreaching,” she said.

Time to Take the Lead, by R.R. Reno

By R.R. Reno, First Things – David French v. Sohrab Ahmari. It’s not a prize fight. It’s a debate about the future of American conservatism. So argues Ross Douthat, and he’s right… will the Right become relevant again in a society fractured by the global economy, demoralized by cultural deregulation, and misruled by a clueless elite? Douthat gives an accurate account of the ambitions of those of us frustrated by the classical-liberal, limited government conservative establishment. His analysis expresses well my own goals and the direction of First Things… Religious and social conservatives, not classical liberals and libertarians, need to lead American conservatism. Our society is driven by identity politics.

Mexico Steps Up Illegal Immigration Enforcement After Trump’s Tariff Threat, by Jason Hopkins

By Jason Hopkins, Daily Caller – The Mexican government is showing signs of increased illegal immigration enforcement and cooperation with their U.S. counterparts following President Donald Trump’s tariff threats… Around 200 Mexican law enforcement officials blocked a U.S.-bound caravan Wednesday. The caravan, made up of about 1,000 Central American migrants, was heading north on a highway near the town of Metapa. Mexican police and immigration agents even went so far as to wrestle some of the migrants to the ground when they refused to comply…

Louisiana Legislature Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Louisiana voters will have the opportunity to amend their state constitution to ensure no activist judges find a “right” to abortion in the state… On Wednesday, the Louisiana legislature passed the Love Life Amendment, a state constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot in November 2020, The Advocate reports… The measure would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. The bill had to pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority, and voters must approve it before it can be added… Its sponsor is state Rep. Katrina Jackson, a pro-life Democrat…

Why I, As a Black Pastor, Must Speak Out on Abortion, by Nathaniel Thomas

By Nathaniel Thomas, The Stream – In recent months, multiple states like Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana have passed laws to curb access to abortion… The left and the mainstream media are spinning a narrative that a draconian cabal of lawmakers is unjustly trying to take power away from women… Loud is the outrage and sharp is the criticism from women’s groups, college students, and prominent Democratic leaders… But the fact of the matter is that over 61 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade in 1973. Over 19 million of those babies were African-American.

Survivors of the Sexual Revolution the Media Will Ignore During Gay Pride Month, by Jennifer R. Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, Daily Signal – June has been declared “Pride Month,” and we’re supposed to celebrate those “coming out” and living a “gay” life… June 12 will mark the third anniversary of the Pulse gay nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, that left 49 dead. Some will no doubt connect those two things to claim America hates people who have same-sex attraction and to make new demands for affirmation of homosexuality… But that’s not the only lesson one could draw from these events. The media will not tell you this, but in the aftermath of the Pulse massacre, some survivors began to give their lives to Jesus Christ.

Archbishop J. F. Naumann: U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Strongly Commends Trump Administration for Discontinuing Fetal Tissue Research at NIH

By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will discontinue research conducted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortion and it will ensure that efforts to develop ethical alternatives are funded and accelerated. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Pro-Life Activities issued the following statement strongly commending the Trump Administration for this important pro-life action.

As Last Missouri Abortion Facility Fights to Stay Open, Ex-Workers Cite a Wider Problem, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – A judge in St. Louis is deciding whether to issue an injunction allowing the last abortion facility in the state to remain open, amid the state health department’s refusal to renew its license due to concerns that include patient safety, failed surgical abortions and failure to obtain informed consent… And while Planned Parenthood argues that the state is targeting abortion access, some former abortion clinic workers say that the case is indicative of a larger problem that the organization has with meeting medical standards.

Opinion: Why Pro-life Incrementalism Is Dead, by Ryan Everson

By Ryan Everson, Crisis Magazine – There is a large consensus that despite being Republican appointees, Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts cannot be trusted to overturn Roe. Consequently, there is a risk for the 5-4 conservative Supreme Court majority to turn into a defeat of 4-5 or even 3-6 on abortion policy. However, the likelihood of such defeat depends upon which law is before the court. Roberts and Kavanaugh may be willing to uphold a 14-week Dilation and Evacuation abortion ban, but they are less likely to uphold Alabama’s all-out ban.

Bishop Paprocki: Communion Prohibited to Catholic Lawmakers Who Voted for Illinois Abortion Law

By Matthew E. Bunson, National Catholic Register – This week, Illinois passed the most extreme pro-abortion state legislation in America — with some Catholic lawmakers taking the lead in pushing forward this anti-life bill… In response, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, today issued a public decree communicating to his priests that all Illinois Catholic lawmakers who voted for the state’s new Reproductive Health Act, or for an earlier 2017 bill that legalized taxpayer funding of abortions, should not present themselves to receive Holy Communion in the Diocese of Springfield “without first being reconciled to Christ and the Church.”

OneNewsNow: Democratic Lawmaker: Protecting the Unborn ‘Transcends Politics’

By Chris Woodward, J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – Last week, Louisiana’s Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy – a move The Associated Press points out puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from members of his own party. The primary author of that “heartbeat” bill says he and other defenders of the unborn had simply had enough with the radical pro-abortion measures being enacted in other states… “The sight of members of state legislatures cheering the legalization of late-term abortions rocked the moral infrastructure of our nation to the core,” states Louisiana State Senator John Milkovich (D-District 38)

Outnumbered by Abortion Activists, Pro-Life Women Speak Out in Hearing, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – On Tuesday morning, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee hosted a hearing on abortion rights issues that addressed current controversies from multiple angles… Organized by the House Democratic majority, the hearing “Threats to Reproductive Rights in America” was called in response to recent state laws that seek to protect lives in the womb by various legislative means… Nine states have enacted pro-life laws in recent months, notably Alabama, Missouri and Louisiana — the latter led by a Democratic Governor.

President Trump Cancels $2 Million Contract to Purchase Body Parts of Aborted Babies for Research, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has canceled another contract to purchase the body parts of aborted babies for research… The Trump administration has heard the concerns of pro-life organizations and pro-life Americans upset by the news that the FDA and NIH had purchased the body parts of aborted babies for research and this is the second time a federal contract has been scrubbed… Details uncovered by CNS News in 2018 shed light on an NIH contract with University of California San Francisco, which provides money for fetal body parts to conduct experiments involving “humanized mice.”

VIDEO: Vatican’s Former Doctrine Chief: Contraception is ‘Intrinsically Bad,’ Church Can Never Allow It, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Muller has been called by his detractors the “#1 enemy of the Pope” for issuing a “manifesto of Faith” that some say reads as a correction of Pope Francis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has not stopped speaking out in defense of truths of the Catholic faith — now under assault from within — despite being asked to step down from his post by Pope Francis in 2017.

Hypocritical Hollywood to Boycott Georgia Over Fetal Heartbeat Bill, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – Netflix was the first company to issue a statement. Other companies that followed include Warner Media, which is the parent company of Warner Bros., HBO, TBS, TNT, Disney, Viacom, CBS, Sony, AMC, the sports network STX and NBCUniversal… Disney CEO Bob Iger said, “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard.”

CNA: Illinois Senate Approves Bill Declaring Abortion a ‘Fundamental Right’

Catholic News Agency – The Illinois Senate has approved an expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion to be a “fundamental right” in the state and would remove regulations on abortion clinics and doctors… Shortly before midnight on the final day of the legislative session, the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 34-20. It had passed the House last week in a 64-50 vote… The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has indicated that he will sign it.

Contrasting New Laws in Louisiana and Illinois Highlight States’ Abortion Divide

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – Two Democratic governors, John Bel Edwards and J.B. Pritzker, exemplify the growing divide in the abortion debate as they recently backed measures, one to restrict and the other to expand abortion access… Louisiana Gov. Edwards stands out as a striking exception to the pro-abortion advocacy of his party… As the only pro-life Democratic governor in the South, he signed a heartbeat bill in his state despite immense pressure from his party nationally to do otherwise.

Yes, Conservatism And Abortion Are Mutually Exclusive, by Jeremy Frankel

By Jeremy Frankel, Daily Signal – Over the last few weeks, many states have passed legislation aimed at stopping abortion. Most recently and surprisingly, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill banning abortions throughout the state once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. These heartbeat bills have now been passed in many states across the union, bringing light to the fact that life is sacred and must be protected from its earliest stages onward.

How to Make a Pro-Choice Journalist Think, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – “Study Finds that the Press Often Favors Abortion Rights in its Coverage.” Not surprising, right? The liberal media push liberal causes. The mainstream media are well-known for being pro-abortion… That was a headline in the Los Angeles Times… from a story published July 1, 1990. Nearly 30 years ago. How times haven’t changed… The pro-life bills now working their way through various state legislatures have shocked and angered many in the mainstream media. The way the media cover the destruction of unborn lives is one of the few constants in our culture.

Barack Obama Populated the US Government With Communists, by Karin McQuillan

By Karin McQuillan, American Thinker – Joking about support for communism is not all that funny in the Obama administration. Obama’s CIA director, John Brennan, actually did vote for a communist presidential candidate. Brennan and Comey are two of the central players in the Russia Collusion Hoax… Obama chose communists and Marxists for the highest, most powerful positions in our land, including his closest political advisers and his head of the CIA. These facts are not in dispute. Most are openly admitted by the people in question, as necessary damage control. Our press chooses not to report them.

The Statistic That Shames Catholic Politicians, by Matthew Schmitz

By Matthew Schmitz, Catholic Herald – If Catholics were barred from public office, our politics might be greatly improved. Such a harsh assessment would be unthinkable if Catholic politicians had identifiably Catholic voting records, but on the whole they do not… In fact, when it comes to defending unborn life, our purportedly Catholic legislators do more evil than good… But how do these Catholic politicians actually vote? In Evangelium Vitae, St John Paul II states that every person has “the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life” and that responsibility for the killing of the unborn falls on “legislators who have promoted and approved abortion laws”…

AG William Barr: Trump Isn’t the One ‘Shredding Our Institutions’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Attorney General William Barr… said he doesn’t regret taking the job, even though he knew it would make him a target for President Trump’s political opponents… I love the Department of Justice. I love the FBI. I think it’s important that we not, in this period of intense partisan feeling, do not destroy our institutions… I think one of the ironies today is that people are saying it’s President Trump that’s shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that….

Bishop Tobin: Catholics Should Not Support Pride Month, by Jack Perry

By Jack Perry, Providence Journal – Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin tweeted Saturday that church members should not show support for Pride Month events… “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children,” tweeted Tobin… Pride Month runs through June and is especially prominent this year, since it marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, which served as a catalyst for the gay-rights movement.

Roe v. Wade Was Always Constitutionally Suspect, by Royal Alexander

By Royal Alexander, The Hayride – In recent weeks several states, including Alabama, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia and, likely, soon Louisiana, will have passed new pro-life legislation. In this article I put aside the moral implications of abortion, which are myriad and profound, and focus on the Roe v. Wade decision strictly as a matter of constitutional law. That’s a question which is bound to take a central place in the American discussion as the new abortion laws wind their way through the courts.

Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, Gov Pritzker Expected to Sign Bill, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews -Illinois could follow New York in approving legislation legalizing abortions up to birth. The Illinois state House rushed through a controversial pro-abortion bill that would legalize abortions for basically any reason up to birth… the state Senate passed the bill SB 25 on a 34-20 vote with three abstentions… “The people of Illinois spoke on this issue back in March when 4,000 protesters brought the Capitol to max capacity and 18,000 witness slips were filed in opposition to these bills in committee.”… “But, if there’s anything we’ve learned this week, it’s that Illinois politicians don’t care about what their constituents want – they have made that resoundingly clear”…

A Disturbing Glimpse Into the Manufacturing of Fake News, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – President Trump’s enemies provided yet another disturbing glimpse of the bona fide fake news factory into which the mainstream media has morphed… Late last week, Ian Bremmer tweeted a made-up quote from President Trump. Bremmer is one of the most well-known foreign policy experts in America. He didn’t offer any hint that the statement was fake. “President Trump in Tokyo: ‘Kim Jong Un is smarter and would make a better President than Sleepy Joe Biden,’” Bremmer wrote. He provided no further context.

Trump Wants to Save China’s Muslims from Genocide, by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – This week the State Department’s Morgan Ortegas delivered one of the bravest statements you will ever hear from a government official. She pointed to the “victims of China’s massive campaign of repression against Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities.” The statement continued: The United States is alarmed by the arbitrary and unjust detention of more than 1 million people; widespread reports of torture and cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment; ever-present, high-tech surveillance; and coerced practices contrary to people’s faiths.

Mueller’s Statement and the Law of Unintended Consequences

By Dov Fischer, American Spectator – Voters’ monthly mortgages or rent is not paid with impeachment. Nor their home insurance, life insurance, health insurance, car insurance, automobile gasoline, electric, gas, water, phone, or other utility, medical, or educational bills. Impeachment does not pay for food… This President and his party have given America a strong economy, almost full employment, record employment in the Black and Hispanic communities, steadily higher wages, a stronger military defense posture without embroiling the country in new regime-change adventures overseas, and they have made a better country with academically documented less racial bias than existed during the Wasted Obama Decade…

CALL TO PRAYER! Rev. Graham Clarifies: Prayer for Trump ‘Not an Endorsement’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Franklin Graham says his call for a special day of prayer on Sunday for President Trump isn’t a call for endorsement, but instead for God’s will and purpose to be made known through the president… “This Sunday, let’s make this a focus just for him, that God would protect him,” said Graham. “If he makes a good decision, that affects all of us in a positive way; [and] if he makes a bad decision, that hurts all of us. So we need to pray that God would give him wisdom, cover him, and protect him from these enemies who want to destroy him, want to destroy his presidency, and I believe ultimately want to destroy our country.”

WaPost Calls Out Planned Parenthood President for Lie That ‘Thousands’ of Women Died Yearly Pre-Roe, by Lisa Bourne

By Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNews – Upon the Post inquiring with Planned Parenthood about Wen’s claim, the abortion giant referred the newspaper to a 2014 policy statement from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that contained a similar unsubstantiated claim, and ACOG subsequently referred the news outlet to data that was likewise “fuzzy.”… “Wen is a doctor, and the ACOG is made up of doctors,” the Post’s principal fact checker, Glenn Kessler, wrote. “They should know better than to peddle statistics based on data that predates the advent of antibiotics.”

The Equality Act, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – On May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by vote of 236 to 173, a bill titled the Equality Act – one of the worst bills (in my humble opinion) ever to pass either house of Congress. All the NO votes came from Republicans. The YES votes came from 228 Democrats, plus five Republicans… The Equality Act, if it becomes law, will amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That famous law, promoted by President Lyndon Johnson and endorsed by Martin Luther King Jr., was mainly aimed at preventing discrimination based on race. Incidentally, however, it aimed at preventing discrimination based on sex.

‘Fetal Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Sent to Louisiana Governor, Who Will Sign It; Court Must Uphold It, by Sam Karlin

By Sam Karlin, The Advocate – Louisiana lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy if upheld by the courts, sending it to the governor’s desk without exceptions for victims of rape and incest… Gov. John Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South, said he will sign the bill into law… Supporters of the so-called “fetal heartbeat” legislation defeated proposed changes that would have exempted victims of rape and incest from the abortion ban in a lengthy and at times fiery debate in the state House Wednesday. Critics called the ban “unconscionable” without such exceptions.

Louisiana Legislature Passes Bill Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Louisiana legislature today gave its final approval to the heartbeat bill to make it the next state to ban abortions this year – following states like Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and Missouri. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says he will sign a bill that bans abortions when a baby’s heartbeat begins… The Louisiana House voted 79-23 to pass the pro-life bill — sending it to the governor for his signature. The House rejected an amendment that would have provided an exception to allow killing unborn babies in cases of rape or incest… The Heartbeat Bill, when it goes into effect, will prohibit abortion when a human heartbeat can be detected. An abdominal ultrasound can detect a heartbeat between eight and twelve weeks.

Bishop Paprocki, Illinois, Condemns ‘Gravely Immoral Action’ of Illinois House Passing ‘Radical’ Pro-Abortion Act

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois issued strong words against the Illinois House passing Senate Bill 25 on May 28, calling it a “gravely immoral action.”… The legislation, titled “The Reproductive Health Act,” would overhaul the state’s abortion statute. The measure passed 64-50 in the House today. Several Democrats voted against it… The act is being called the most liberal reproductive health care measure in the country… The Thomas More Society called the act “the most radical piece of abortion legislation that has ever been introduced in Illinois.”

New Interview, New Revelations Damage Pope’s Credibility, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Yet even that outlandish suggestion is not enough to bring the Pope’s two claims into a workable alignment. Because if Archbishop Vigano had informed him, then even if the Pope somehow forgot, he could not truthfully say that he knew “nothing” about the McCarrick scandal… Archbishop Vigano, not mincing words, made his own position perfectly clear in responding to the new papal interview: “What the Pope said about not knowing anything is a lie.”

Ambulances Know Route to St. Louis Abortuary, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The future of a St. Louis-based Planned Parenthood clinic is in the hands of a judge but pro-life activists have already reached a verdict about its reputation… After states such as Alabama and Georgia have made national headlines recently for their restrictive abortion laws, Missouri is getting national attention because the state’s only abortion clinic could be closing its doors any day now… That’s because The Show-Me State follows health and safety standards that must be followed and the clinic’s permit is set to expire Friday… Kathy Forck, a Missouri-based pro-life activist, says the St. Louis clinic has kept EMT teams busy for years, mostly due to women hemorrhaging including some life-threatening 911 calls.

SCOTUS Cases for Next Term: Religious Liberty, Guns and Possibly Abortion, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – The Supreme Court is going on its regular summer break, but has already lined up a few cases to hear when it returns in the fall. And as usual, since the Supreme Court became America’s main legislator, the cases mean a lot for the future of our country… America’s founding fathers designed the Court as an umpire. Now it rules… The court will decide whether federal anti-discrimination law that bans discrimination based on sex also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identification. The lower courts are split on this….

Pope Francis: Chinese Bishops Know They ‘Must be Good Patriots’ to Communist Regime, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – In his recent marathon interview with a Mexican journalist, Pope Francis said “relations with China are good, very good” and that two Chinese bishops – one Vatican-appointed from the “underground” Church and one appointed by the Communist government – with whom he recently met “know that they must be good patriots.”… Pope Francis’ controversial deal with China allows the government to nominate clerics from its state-run “church,” the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, for the Vatican to make bishops… Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has repeatedly spoken out about the Vatican-China deal, decrying it as a betrayal of the Catholic faithful in that country.

Justice Clarence Thomas: Abortion and Eugenics

Justice Clarence Thomas, SCOTUS, First Things – This case highlights the fact that abortion is an act rife with the potential for eugenic manipulation. From the beginning, birth control and abortion were promoted as means of effectuating eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was particularly open about the fact that birth control could be used for eugenic purposes. These arguments about the eugenic potential for birth control apply with even greater force to abortion, which can be used to target specific children with unwanted characteristics.

Two Cheers for The Washington Post Fact Check on Maternal Mortality Rates, by Michael New

By Michael New, CNS News – On Tuesday, The Washington Post published an informative fact check regarding maternal mortality trends in Texas. At a House Ways and Means Committee hearing May 16th Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) claimed that the reported rate of maternal deaths in Texas doubled after funding cuts to Planned Parenthood.  Unfortunately, as The Washington Post pointed out, Congressman Beyer was relying on incorrect data.

Justice Clarence Thomas Blasts Abortion As A Tool Of Racist Eugenicists, by Madeline Osburn

By Madeline Osburn, The Federalist – The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted infants to be cremated or buried after an abortion. However, they sidestepped a larger ruling on abortion by deciding not to weigh in on whether a child can be aborted for their race, sex, or disability… Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a concurring opinion, in which he addressed the pro-abortion movement’s well-known history with eugenics, and how the Court’s decision not to rule on the Indiana statute leaves an open question on whether eugenic abortions are protected by the Constitution… “So long as the Supreme Court forces a policy of unfettered elective abortion on the entire country, it ought to at least allow for states to protect babies from unjust discrimination,” he said.

Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Margaret Sanger Walk Into a Segregated Bar… by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Justice Clarence Thomas made history this week. He used a routine Supreme Court decision not to review an abortion law to force us to face the truth. An ugly truth, which our elites don’t want to face. A stark truth, attested by documents and facts. An inconvenient truth, which belongs in the Memory Hole… Margaret Sanger was a violent, passionate racist. Her whole crusade for birth control was fueled by racist contempt. That’s how it succeeded. That same sick passion drove her successors at Planned Parenthood in their fight for legal abortion.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Recent Pro-Life Laws in Many States are Encouraging – But are There Dangers on the Road Ahead?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – There is a “sorting-out” among the states of our nation on the issue of abortion. It is a kind of a new “Mason-Dixon line.” The historical Mason-Dixon line was drawn to make clear the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware and was finally agreed to in 1779. But when Pennsylvania abolished slavery in 1781, the western part of this line and the Ohio River became a border between slave and free states. In those times it was a divide that was largely north and south. But today the divide is between red and blue states.

Media Curiously Incurious About MLK Story, by Daniel J. Flynn

By Daniel J. Flynn, American Spectator – FBI investigated him under the pretext that his aides included people loyal to the Russian government rather than their own. They used electronic surveillance to spy on him. They pored over salacious material of a sexual nature. The administration that initially authorized the spying denied, denied, denied… The parallels between the peeping-tom state that surveilled Donald Trump in 2016 and Martin Luther King more than a half-century earlier appear uncanny. Those parallels diverge when it comes to the mass media covering the ill-gotten, and surely in some cases false, information.

Missouri Could Soon Become First State to Totally Eliminate Legal Abortion, Tré Goins-Phillips

By Tré Goins-Phillips, Editor, Faithwire – The state of Missouri could soon become the first in the country to totally outlaw legal abortion — a possibility the president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Leana Wen, described as “a real public health crisis.”… According to a report from CBS News, an abortion clinic in St. Louis — the last one in Missouri — expects to be shut down by the end of the week. The state’s health department is “refusing to renew” the Planned Parenthood facility’s annual license to provide abortion to Missourians.

Netflix Backs Lawsuit Overturning Georgia Abortion Ban, Will Leave State if Babies are Protected, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The online media giant Netflix may move out of Georgia if the state succeeds in protecting unborn babies from abortions… On Tuesday, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the company supports a legal challenge against Georgia’s new heartbeat law… If the courts allow Georgia to enforce the law, however, Netflix may stop its protections there, Sarandos said… “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law”… He said the company is working with the ACLU and other abortion advocacy groups to fight the law.

Through the Darkness: Funding Abortion Against Our Wishes, by Masha Goepel

By Masha Goepel, Catholic Stand – This week, my state passed a bill which would require Medicaid to pay for abortions. Taxpayers in Maine will now be funding Planned Parenthood. We’re not alone; there are fifteen other states which spend public money on abortion but I don’t live in those states. Until Tuesday, my state taxes were, if not clean, at least not drenched in the blood of children… It’s a devastating feeling. According to the Portland Press Herald, there were over 1800 abortions performed in Maine in 2015. Over 1800 children.

The Divine Plan: Did a Holy Alliance Save the World? by Stephen Ryan

By Stephen Ryan, Catholic Exchange – I met Mr. Orlando to discuss his most recent film The Divine Plan. The movie explores the fascinating friendship between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II and how, together, they put in motion the events that led to the end of the cold war…. From the movie’s website: “A president and a pope; an unlikely pair who combine deep faith with political acumen and high-octane star power. A plot that involves two assassination attempts, KGB scheming, CIA intrigue and the final act to topple the Soviet Empire.”

Profile of a Hater: Rep. Ilhan Omar, by Michael Swartz

By Michael Swartz, Patriot Post – Regardless, Omar lets the mask slip when, referring to recent pro-life legislation passed in Alabama and Georgia, she says, “If [the Religious Right] cared about or were concerned about children, they would be concerned about the children that are being detained and those that are dying in camps across our borders, or the children who are languishing in hunger and facing homelessness.”… What Congress now has in Omar is an ardent leftist in a somewhat unique package: the first Somali-American elected to Congress and one of the first two Islamic women to serve….

NPR Editor Gets Candid: ‘Babies Are Not Babies Until They Are Born’

By Julia Duin, Get Religion – Last week, NPR released a memo on coverage of abortion and abortion opponents that sounds like something out of a Planned Parenthood propaganda manual. But this was a style guide to shape news coverage on America’s most influential radio network… It was journalism policy in reaction to recent events involving a “fetal heartbeat” law in Georgia and an abortion ban in Alabama… Question: What sane editor would unveil such insider advice that’s going to enrage people? I know NPR isn’t known as friendly to traditional forms of religion, but this was asking for war.

Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals, by Jarrett Stepman

By Jarrett Stepman, The Daily Signal – Few topics, however, draw out media bias like abortion, where the concerns of pro-life Americans are left on the back page or uncovered, and a magnifying glass is put on anyone who challenges pro-abortion orthodoxy… Ultimately, media bias regarding abortion is nothing new. Ross Douthat, a conservative New York Times columnist, wrote in 2012: Conservative complaints about media bias are sometimes overdrawn. But on the abortion issue, the press’s prejudices are often absolute, its biases blatant, and its blinders impenetrable….

Abortion Debate Shows How Media Deploys Language Gymnastics to Serve Left-Wing Goals, by Jarrett Stepman

By Jarrett Stepman, Daily Signal – “Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.”.. That was the headline on an absurd opinion article in The New York Times, deploying Orwellian language to turn the abortion debate on pro-lifers and comfort those who support abortion on demand… While the conversation over Alabama’s new abortion law has drawn out some wild arguments from the left, it’s easy to miss the less obvious ways the media reinforce the pro-abortion side… The media, cleverly and often subtly, use rhetorical adjustments to reinforce left-wing ideas under the guise of objectivity…

Notre Dame’s 2020 Commencement Speaker: Donald J. Trump, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – I wanted to be the first to hog the honor of announcing it… President Donald Trump will be Notre Dame’s commencement speaker next year, a presidential campaign year no less… No, I’m not privy to any discussions. I have no board or faculty affiliation with Notre Dame. I’m not an alum. I’ve spoken there only twice… I am, however, a mere mortal who tries to operate according to logic. That being the case, I think we all can be certain that President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker at the University of Notre Dame in 2020. How so?

‘Social Justice is Big Business’ on U.S. Campuses, by Bob Kellogg

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President Trump Issues New Rule to Protect Conscience Rights of People Who Oppose Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-life groups praised the Trump administration on Friday for proposing changes to an old Obama-era rule that threatened the conscience rights of people who oppose abortions… The new rule applies to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. It clarifies that the federal definition of sex discrimination does not include abortion and makes sure the health care law complies with conscience protection laws… Under the Obama administration in 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a rule that defined sex discrimination to include a “termination of pregnancy,” or abortion….

BREAKING: Missouri Governor Signs Ban on Aborting Babies With Beating Hearts, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson signed into law Friday legislation making Missouri the latest state to ban abortion on nearly any preborn baby with a detectable heartbeat… the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act requires abortionists to test for a fetal heartbeat prior to abortion, and if one can be found the abortion is forbidden except in cases of “medical emergency.” Women would not be punishable, but abortionists who don’t perform the test would face six-month suspensions of their medical licenses and a $1,000 fine. Physicians who do test and abort the child anyway would permanently lose their licenses and be barred from applying for a new one.

Ilhan Omar Attacks Pro-Life Christians: “Religious Fundamentalists” “Imposing Their Beliefs on Society”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Omar attacked pro-life conservatives and called Christian Americans who support protections for little babies religious radical. She claimed that they are trying to impose their views on the nation even though the pro-life laws would merely protect the human rights of every human being… “I rise today to defy the horrifying attacks happening against women’s reproductive rights all across this country,” Omar began.” Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate state laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women.”

Electoral College Opponents Attempt to Have It Both Ways, by Tara Ross

By Tara Ross, The Daily Signal – Electoral College foes have been trying to get their way in Nevada for a decade. Have they finally succeeded?.. Nevada’s state Senate approved National Popular Vote legislation on Tuesday. The measure is now awaiting approval from Gov. Steve Sisolak, a Democrat… The governor’s signature will add Nevada to a growing movement to ditch the Electoral College. Worse, Maine and Oregon could be close behind: National Popular Vote’s plan has already been approved by both states’ senates.

Don’t Panic, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – My own secret views, which I will now share with the public, are in opposition to every centralized, bureaucratic organization in the world, except possibly the Catholic Church. And to her, too, when, as recently, she begins to mimic a centralized, bureaucratic organization, soft-pedaling her spiritual mission… I am what is called a subsidiarist, who would prefer that we deal with all our worldly problems from the ground, up, not from the top, down…

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: The Culture of Death Isn’t Sustainable. Our Future Depends on a Culture of Life.

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – Everybody likes a good apocalypse. The thought of an imminent end of the world gives a certain pungency and urgency to life… For some Protestants the Lord Jesus is going to return in glory and all the true believers will be raptured. Catholics of a certain type focus on the prophecies of Fatima and apparitions of Mary the mother of Jesus… Secularists have their own apocalyptic stories. At the end of the last century the millennium bug was going to cause a global meltdown.

‘Abortion Saves Lives’? Catholic Doctor Responds to NYT Op-Ed, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor emphasized that pregnancy is a natural and healthy condition, and that complications which may arise can be treated without abortion… “[Pregnancy] is not a serious health risk to the vast majority of women in this country. And unless these women have some underlying medical problems to begin with, most pregnancies are perfectly normal by any means,” said Dr. Mary Jo O’Sullivan, a high-risk obstetrician and Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami.

Are New Pro-Life Laws Riddled with Loopholes? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We’re entitled to feel some hope as a wave of pro-life laws is sweeping American states. These laws will likely force the Supreme Court to re-examine the lawless, incoherent decisions on which our status quo now rests: Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. We welcome such laws… Those three infamous court decisions I named above left a bleak legacy. Thanks to them, it’s de facto legal to abort any child for any reason at all, at any point in the pregnancy, in each of the 50 states. Whatever incremental pro-life laws our dogged legislative supporters have passed… Those three decisions carve out loopholes you could drive a Mack truck through.

Abortion Wars: In Louisiana, Softer Tone Paves Way for Sharp Restrictions, by Jessica Mendoza

By Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor – On those mornings, Ms. Gautreaux joins a group that gathers just outside the property lines of Delta Clinic, a squat brick building off Goodwood Boulevard on the city’s west side. Sometimes she arrives to find the place empty. Other times women have already lined up, waiting for one of the last three abortion clinics in the state to open its doors… Ms. Gautreaux’s job is to talk these women out of going inside. She keeps her voice low, avoiding words like “God” or “hell.”… Ms. Gautreaux tells them there’s a center with those resources right next door.

Louisiana Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Confirming There’s No Right to Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Louisiana is moving forward with a bill that would confirm there is no right to an abortion in the state constitution. The state Senate passed the measure Tuesday evening… The bill would add language to the Louisiana Constitution stating that there is no right to an abortion or taxpayer funding for abortions. To be added, the bill must pass the state legislature by a two-thirds majority and then be approved by voters… The Love Life Amendment now heads back to the House for some technical legislative matters before going to the Secretary of State’s office for placement on the October 12 ballot.

Heeding the Words of the Alabama Law, by Charlotte Pence

By Charlotte Pence, The Washington Times – No one can enjoy any of the freedoms in America if they are not first given the right to life. While the law is hotly debated, its very existence — and the language included in it — may lead to a shift in our culture, one that will serve to produce long-term effects rather than fleeting reactions… This law is written with the unborn woman in mind. It ensures that she will one day be able to have freedoms of her own, that a person can have a chance to live the life he or she wants in this great country. The specific language moves the conversation about abortion back to the most affected life in this difficult scenario: that of the child.

Fetal Heartbeat Laws Don’t Take Away a Woman’s Right She Never Had in the First Place, by Alex McFarland

By Alex McFarland, CNS News – Now that Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed her state’s “controversial” heartbeat bill, the spirits of pro-life advocates who want to protect pre-born babies are buoyed, while others are lamenting “lost rights” and protesting with shouts of “My body, my choice!”… In fact, some media outlets report that “anti-abortion activists” are winning across the country, as similar measures are underway in Missouri, Utah and Louisiana.

The Pell Case: Developments Down Under, by George Weigel

By George Weigel, First Things – In three weeks, a panel of senior judges will hear Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of the unjust verdict rendered against him at his retrial in March, when he was convicted of “historical sexual abuse.” That conviction did not come close to meeting the criterion of guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is fundamental to criminal law in any rightly-ordered society. The prosecution offered no corroborating evidence sustaining the complainant’s charge.

Abortion Propaganda Conquered the World. Alabama Shows It Can Be Stopped

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – As Americans hotly debate the state of Alabama’s abortion ban, as well as infanticide laws in New York and Virginia, it’s worth looking to a country which has “sorted out” all these questions… Last May the Irish people repealed their country’s eighth amendment which gave human beings in the womb the same rights as their mothers and fathers, effectively banning abortion. By a landslide, in one fell swoop, the Irish people reversed their “outdated” 19th century abortion ban. Though the majority would never use these words to describe their “victory,” they won the legal right to stop a fetal heartbeat.

Socialist Promises, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, Patriots Post – Presidential contenders are in a battle to out give one another. Senator Elizabeth Warren proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Senator Bernie Sanders proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise free stuff that includes free college, universal income, “Medicare for All” and debt forgiveness.

Abortion Bans: Let’s Have the Fight, by Scott McKay

By Scott McKay, American Spectator – Since last week, when Alabama joined several other states — Georgia, Mississippi, and Ohio among them — in passing a bill seeking to greatly restrict legal abortions within its borders, the Left has gone almost completely berserk in protest… This wasn’t a surprise, since to the Left abortion is akin to a religious sacrament and extremism in support of ending the lives of the unborn is no longer a vice (nor moderation a virtue) to them… When Planned Parenthood is exposed as running an underground marketplace for the chopped-up remains of aborted babies and the response is to kill, or at least arrest, the messenger…

Alabama Governor Defends Signing Abortion Ban and Doesn’t Care if Hollywood Boycotts Her State, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In her statement announcing her decision to sign the bill, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey points to the fact that the bill “was approved by overwhelming majorities in both chambers” of the state’s legislature… “Many Americans, myself included, disagreed when Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973. The sponsors of this bill believe that it is time, once again, for the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit this important matter, and they believe this act may bring about the best opportunity for this to occur,” Ivey said in her statement.

The Guardian Newspaper of London Tells Staff: Use ‘Climate Crisis’ … ‘Change’ is ‘Too Gentle’

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Staff at the Guardian newspaper of London, England, has been directed to address “global warming” more aggressively and use “climate crisis” or “climate emergency” instead of “climate change,” which it considers “too passive and gentle.”… An internal communication at the British daily was obtained by the Washington Examiner, which dubs the paper as “a proud bastion of liberalism” in the United Kingdom… “’Climate change’ [sounds] rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity”…

There Are No Exceptions, Mr. President, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – American Life League president, Judie Brown, issued the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s stance on abortion exceptions: Sadly, President Donald Trump has now aligned himself with the mainstream less-than-pro-life political movement by Tweeting: “As most people know, and for those who would like to know, I am strongly pro-life, with the three exceptions—rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother—the same position taken by Ronald Reagan.”

Cardinal Burke: Resisting ‘Large-Scale Muslim Immigration’ Is Patriotic

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “To be opposed to large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism,” the cardinal said. Distinguishing “true refugees” from other migrants, he said that allowing mass migration, especially of those who do not share the foundational beliefs of one’s culture, is irresponsible… “To resist large-scale Muslim immigration in my judgment is to be responsible,” he said, speaking at an annual pro-life, pro-family meeting in Rome last Friday… Those coming from Muslim counties present a particular problem for the West, because Islam “believes it is destined to rule the world,” said Burke, the former head of the Vatican’s highest court.

I’ve Had 2 Abortions. Here’s Why I Support Alabama’s Pro-Life Law. by Leslie Dean

By Leslie Dean, Daily Signal – I’m an unlikely person to be supporting Alabama’s new pro-life law. I was pro-choice for many years, and as a young woman I had not one, but two abortions… Both of my abortions would have been illegal under Alabama’s new law passed last week. The law bans abortion at all stages and allows an exception only to save the life of the mother. Other states like Missouri and Louisiana aren’t far behind Alabama—and I applaud them all… I’ve come a long way to get to this position. As I mentioned, I was once pro-choice.

Vaccines From Abortion – Time to Report the Truth! by Debi Vinnedge

By Debi Vinnedge, Ex. Dir., Children of God for Life – When articles like What does the Catholic Church teach about vaccines, Washington D.C. (CNA) appear in what is supposed to be valid Catholic news, mass confusion abounds and false information becomes viral on social media and worse, in the chanceries of some dioceses. In an email to Catholic News Agency dated May 10, 2009 we asked they correct their errors and publish the truth. Since they have not responded, we will because it is important that the facts are reported.

CA Parents Not Surrendering Kids to Sick Sex-Ed, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Informed Parents of California has announced parents are keeping their children home as part of a sit-out day planned for today, May 17… Their target is the California Healthy Youth Act and in particular the graphic public school lessons that have been likened to child pornography… Informed Parents founder Stephanie Yates tells OneNewsNow that California children are not getting a birds-and-the-bees lesson… “We’re dealing with a radical agenda,” she warns, “and to deal with a radical agenda that they’re pushing, we have to take radical action.”

VP Mike Pence Slams Democrats for Refusing Vote on Anti-Infanticide Bill, This is “Deeply Troubling”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday issued a statement about abortion and said he is very concerned about Democrats who continue to refuse a vote on a bill to stop infanticide and Congress… Pence slammed Democrats and their leader Nancy Pelosi who “refuses even to vote on a bill that would protect children that are born alive is deeply troubling to millions of Americans.”.. Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

Louisiana Governor Breaks With Democratic Party on Abortion; Prepared to Sign Fetal ‘Heartbeat’ Ban

By Morgan Gstalter, The Hill – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is reportedly prepared to break with the Democratic Party to sign a bill banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat detected if it passes a final vote in the state House, The Associated Press reported… The proposal awaits a final vote before it heads to Edwards’s desk. The legislation would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is around the six-week mark, before many women even know they are pregnant… The procedure would be allowed if the pregnant woman’s health is in “serious risk,” but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest, AP noted.

The Babies in the ‘Breyer Patch’, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown. American Life League – It is “dangerous,” (Justice) Breyer concluded, “to overrule a decision only because five members” of the court disagree with it. “Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next.” And if there were any doubt which cases Breyer was alluding to in this dark denouement, he cited the portion of Planned Parenthood v. Casey that explained why Roe should be upheld. The justice has hoisted a red flag, alerting the country that the court’s conservative majority is preparing an assault on the right to abortion access.

Trump: “This Was TREASON!” by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNS News – “TREASON!” President Trump tweeted on Friday morning: My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics. A really bad situation. TREASON means long jail sentences, and this was TREASON!… Trump apparently was reacting to Bill Hemmer’s interview with Attorney General William Barr, in which Barr said he has been “trying to get answers to questions” about the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, but “I found that a lot of the answers have been inadequate.”

AP: House Democrats Approve Homosexual Rights Bill

Associated Press – Democrats in the House approved sweeping homosexual rights legislation Friday. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas… Called the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The vote was 236-173… The legislation’s chief sponsor, David Cicilline, who is homosexual, said it affirms fairness and equality as core American values… Most Republicans oppose the bill and call it another example of government overreach. Several GOP lawmakers spoke against it Friday on the House floor. President Donald Trump is widely expected to veto the legislation if it reaches his desk.

Forced Birth or a Moral Human Duty, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – The state of Alabama has done a remarkable and courageous thing by outlawing abortion in the state, with an exception if the mother’s life is in danger. Georgia passed their own law banning abortions after 6 weeks… Abortion-demanders are apoplectic. They left livid behind miles ago and are simply beyond consolation now. Poor devils… We will hear ever-louder cries of “forced birth!” and see the handmaiden costumes employed for dramatic emphasis. So let’s talk about it.

Catholicism and White Guilt, by Richard Storey

By Richard Storey, Crisis Magazine – Are you an ethnically European Catholic? Do you talk about “white guilt” or “white privilege” with other Catholics? Whether you like it or not, this politically motivated conversation is coming your way. Are you ready for it? A far better question is: what is the Church’s teaching on such things?… Over the past several years, various articles have caught my eye in which a Catholic college or university has begun teaching a course on “whiteness” or something similar. “It’s just another Neo-Marxist attack-vector on the supposedly evil, oppressive majority,” I said to myself….

A Christian Gentleman in the Nation’s Capital, by George Weigel

By George Weigel, Denver Catholic – Jim Billington was similarly multi-layered in terms of accomplishments. To the rich array of his talents already described this morning, I would add one from my Wilson Center experience with him in 1984-85: His singular ability to enter any conversation and ask the one, penetrating question that got everyone thinking in a fresh way — no mean accomplishment among high-powered academics, who may doubt the pope’s infallibility, but not their own.

Vatican’s Former Doctrine Chief: Open Letter Accusing Pope of Heresy Deserves ‘Response’, Dr. Maike Hickson

By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that while he believes Pope Francis is not a heretic, the April 30 Open Letter from prominent clergymen and scholars accusing the Pope of committing heresy, nevertheless, deserves a “response” from Rome… (he) said in an interview with Die Tagespost’s Regina Einig that the authors of the letter are “renowned theologians.” Therefore, he says, “it would be important that the Holy Father makes the Congregation for the Faith issue a response, and not the Secretary of State or any of his friendly journalists or theologians.”

Chinese Catholics to Suffer Worst Persecution World has Ever Seen: Expert Steven Mosher

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – China expert and social scientist Steven Mosher warned that persecution of Christians, particularly Catholics, in China is currently unfolding in a way the “world has never seen the likes of.”… Mosher, the president of the Population Research Institute who in 1979 was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China, began his talk at the Rome Life Forum on Thursday at the Angelicum by saying he wished he had happier news to tell his audience… Citing Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s video address, Mosher said the bishop had spoken to his heart in talking about the City of God versus the City of Man.

Abortion Lobby Killing Free Speech, Too, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Patriot Post – There was a time when there were real liberals on the Left. That is, people who believed in liberty. Their disagreements with conservatives were profound, but they shared a commitment to free speech, religious liberty, and more… Today, however, those traditional liberals are nowhere to be found. The hard, authoritarian Left dominates Democratic politics. That is obvious on a number of issues, especially abortion… Consider the argument of Alabama State Representative John Rogers: “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved. You send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

Abortion a Deductible Medical Expense? Who Knew? by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Self-described “progressives” often use the terms mentioned in the same sentence, but a GOP congressman – and many others – says “abortion” is not “health care.”… Yesterday, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Arizona) introduced the Abortion Is Not Health Care Act, which would end the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of out-of-pocket abortion costs as a medical expense… “Most people don’t realize that you can claim an abortion as an out-of-pocket medical expense under the IRS code and get a deduction for that”…

USA TODAY: Why the US Birthrate Hitting a 32-Year Low Could Become a Big Problem

By Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY – “We’re clearly in the throes of major social change with regard to women getting married and choosing to have children,” Donna Strobino, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told NBC News. “There’s no question that part of the explanation for that is economic. It’s very expensive to raise children these days. And in part it’s social – all the changes in women’s roles.”

Brian Sims Promises Democrats Not to Bully and Harass Pro-Lifers Again, So They Won’t Hold Him Accountable, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pennsylvania Democrats apparently will not take any action against state Rep. Brian Sims after he bullied pro-lifers in his district, including an older woman and three young teenage girls… Rep. Brian Sims’ actions reflect the worst in how people should behave and treat one another in a civil society,” Pennsylvania Republican leaders said in a statement Wednesday. “We expect him to accept full responsibility for his egregious and unacceptable behavior and to pledge that he will meet the high standards that the people of Pennsylvania have for their elected officials.”

The Coming Civil War Over Abortion, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – A civil war is coming to America. Only this time it will be abortion, rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And while I hope with all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be intense… We witnessed some of this during the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, when the opposition to his confirmation was fierce to the point of screaming and pounding at the Senate’s doors… This brought to my mind the famous line, “Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned”…

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey Signs Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law today the strongest pro-life bill in the country, making almost all abortions illegal in the Yellowhammer state… The law, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, makes it a felony for doctors to commit abortions. Abortions are only allowed to “avert (a mother’s) death or serious risk of substantial physical impairment of a major bodily function.” The law makes committing an abortion a Class A felony – punishable by up to 99 years in prison – and attempting to commit an abortion a Class C felony.

Congresswoman Unpacks Damage the Equality Act Would Do to Women, by Cong. Debbie Lesko (Video)

By Debbie Lesko, Daily Signal – The Equality Act—or I call it the Forfeiting Women’s Rights Act—takes away women’s and girls’ rights that we fought for for years… It requires organizations such as schools, churches, university dormitories, or nonprofit organizations to allow biological males in traditionally women’s spaces like women’s bathrooms, women’s locker rooms, women’s showers—even without any type of medical diagnosis or psychological diagnosis.

Leftists Fear SCOTUS Overturning Precedent (Except When They Don’t)

By Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post – In a 5-4 ruling on Monday, the High Court overturned a 40-year-old precedent regarding sovereign immunity for states — one that shields them from private lawsuits initiated in the courts of other states. In writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas, the Court’s conservative anchor, stated that the Court’s finding in the overturned Nevada v. Hall “is contrary to our constitutional design and the understanding of sovereign immunity shared by the States that ratified the Constitution.” Importantly, he concluded, “Stare decisis does not compel continued adherence to this erroneous precedent.”

3 Mistakes Pro-Lifers Can Make That Could Ruin Our Recent Victories, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The Spirit is moving. You can see it shifting the waters. In state after state, legislators are moving to offer a hand of friendship to our unborn brothers and sisters. They are paring back one, then another, mode of destroying preborn Americans for our sexual convenience. Forty-five long, lethal years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court justices hid like superstitious primitives behind a veil of pretended scientific ignorance.

The Stay-At-Home Mom Wars and the Altar of GDP

Editorial, Washington Examiner – Only one third of all U.S. mothers say they prefer to work full time. Nearly half say they want to work part time, and 20% say they would prefer to be full-time stay-at-home mothers… On the whole, American moms want to stay home more with more kids… So, it’s very unfortunate that commentators, politicians, and economists are looking for ways to get women out of the home more, away from their kids more, and into paid labor more. These experts are elevating GDP over family and their own morality over women’s preferences.

Trump on AG Appointing Durham to Look into Russia Probe Origins: ‘I Didn’t Ask Him to Do That’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney John Durham to look into the origins of the Russia investigation, a decision that was not ordered by President Donald Trump, the president said Tuesday… Speaking to reporters outside the White House before departing for Louisiana, Trump was asked if he asked Barr to launch a probe into the Russia investigation… “No, I didn’t ask him to do that,” Trump said.

MRC: For a Heavy Dose of Liberal News, Use Google, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – The stock market tanked on Monday. Many people looking for an explanation will enter something like “Monday stock market” into the Google search engine and click the news tab. An audit by the web analytics firm Parse.ly finds more than 60 percent of the resulting Google links will be to liberal news sites. Google only led searchers to right-leaning news sites 11 percent of the time.

Louisiana Greets President Trump with Warm Welcome: ‘We’re Fired Up to Have President Trump’ Here

By Matthew Boyle, Breitbart – “We’re fired up to have President Trump in Louisiana,” Rainey said. “Just like our country in 2016, Louisiana is suffering because of a failed tax and spend liberal agenda. President Trump has demonstrated how we can turn this state around by lowering taxes, supporting our families, and bringing back quality jobs. Ralph Abraham is fighting every day to make sure that we follow President Trump’s example so that Louisiana can finally start winning again.”

Brian Sims and America’s Abortion Endgame, by Grayson Quay

By Grayson Quay, The American Conservative – There’s no middle road. Very soon, either pro-lifers or pro-choicers will suffer a devastating loss… I’ve written quite a few pieces for TAC bemoaning the transformation of the public square into an irradiated no-man’s-land flanked by a pair of armed camps. Usually, I end with an appeal to shared values and a plea for civil public discourse. But the more the debate surrounding the recent wave of anti-abortion bills heats up, the more convinced I become that, on this issue, compromise is impossible.

The President’s Promises, Made and Kept, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Perhaps the president’s most important accomplishment so far is his restoration of the judicial branch — a big reason many otherwise wary voters supported him in 2016. You probably already know about his two appointees to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. These justices are poised to make sure that the Constitution isn’t a rubber stamp for progressive policy preferences but a document whose meaning endures over time.

No, Socialism Won’t Make Americans’ Lives Better, by Anthony B. Kim

By Anthony B. Kim, Daily Signal – According to a recent survey, a majority of Americans say socialism is incompatible with American values, with only 10% of voters in a new poll expressing a positive view of socialism… That’s welcome news, but it’s rather troubling to see even 10% of those polled with a positive notion of socialism. Regrettably, socialism is trending in America, in part thanks to politicians who once ran from the term, but are now embracing it for short-term political gains.

Alabama Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortion, Would Make Killing Unborn Babies a Felony, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – An Alabama bill that would make aborting unborn babies a felony passed in the state House on Tuesday… State House Bill 314, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, would make an abortion and attempted abortion a felony. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk. Mothers would not be punished for having an abortion under the legislation, which would make killing a baby in an abortion a Class A felony — punishable by life or 10 to 99 years in prison for abortionists who kill them.

Chinese Officials Announce Demolition of Underground Parish Church, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams PH.D., Breitbart – Communist party officials have notified a diocese in China’s southeastern Jiangxi province that they will soon demolish the underground church of the Annunciation because of the failure of its pastor to join the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association… last August police approached the parish priest of the Annunciation Church and demanded that he register the church with the government and join the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, if he wished to save the church from demolition… Both the priest and his parishioners indicated, however, that they would rather sacrifice the church than join the Patriotic Association.

Meet the Evangelists Saving Souls in Wall Street, by Francis Phillips

By Francis Phillips, Catholic Herald – These missionaries of Wall Street and the surrounding streets follow a tried and tested formula. They ask pedestrians whether they are Catholic; offer them rosaries and holy pictures; give them schedules of the Holy Week services and ask if they would like to light a candle in St Patrick’s – where several priests are waiting in the confessionals. Engaging people in conversation is only the start; the aim is to try to get Catholics who have lapsed from the Faith to go to Confession before Easter – and thus re-engage seriously with the sacramental life of the Church.

Do Pro-Lifers Owe Rep. Brian Sims a Note of Thanks? by Marybeth Hagan

By Marybeth Hagan, Crisis Magazine – Sims, a gay-rights attorney who first ran for office as a Democrat in 2012, cast himself as the star of two videos filmed outside of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Center City Philadelphia. The first was a live Facebook video on April 18; the second was a Twitter post on May 2. Each contained a continuous monologue… In his first video, the self-professed champion of women approaches a woman and three teenage girls, referring to them as “white people” and “pseudo-Christian protesters.” The mother, her two daughters and their friend, are members of the group Sidewalk Servants.

China’s Worsening Human Rights Abuses Evoke Memories of Mao, by Shane McCrum, Olivia Enos

By Shane McCrum, Olivia Enos, The Daily Signal – In its 2018 regulations on religious affairs, China conflates all religion with extremism and sees religious fasting, praying, and abstaining from alcohol in the same light… To monitor for those behaviors, China uses various forms of surveillance, including internet monitoring, video surveillance, and a “double-linked” household system, in which citizens are encouraged to spy on one another… Beyond the repression of minority and religious groups, draconian surveillance efforts affect all Chinese citizens.

Supreme Court Session Includes Key Cases for Catholics: Abortion and Religious Liberty, by Gerald J. Russello

By Gerald J. Russello, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court has a number of cases that Catholic and other believers should keep an eye out for, touching on areas from religious liberty to abortion… Some judiciary watchers are confident that, with the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanagh last year, the court will move in a more decidedly conservative direction. However, much depends on such technical issues as how the cases are presented to the high court and whether a decision on a narrower ground can win the day.

Tariffs: The Taxes That Made America Great, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – A tariff may be described as a sales or consumption tax the consumer pays, but tariffs are also a discretionary and an optional tax… If you choose not to purchase Chinese goods and instead buy comparable goods made in other nations or the USA, then you do not pay the tariff… China loses the sale. This is why Beijing, which runs $350 billion to $400 billion in annual trade surpluses at our expense is howling loudest. Should Donald Trump impose that 25% tariff on all $500 billion in Chinese exports to the USA, it would cripple China’s economy.

The Modern Mass Killers’ Five Worldviews, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – Media bias and political correctness have skewed our ability to see all five motivations clearly…. From Antifa thugs attacking MAGA hat-wearing Trump voters to the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise to the gay activist who attempted to massacre the employees of the Family Research Council, leftist violence and threats of violence have become a regular feature of our political landscape. I have even been a victim of it myself.

Trump Admin. Crackdown on Illegals’ Public Housing, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – The Trump administration is ramping up its war on illegal immigration by cracking down on federally subsidized housing that has been accessible to illegals – whose participation in the program has made it unavailable to needy United States citizens… A new “opportunity zones” program for American citizens has been introduced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and it was devised to boost economic growth in distressed areas by making public housing available to qualified applicants.

Sun May be Causing Global Warming—Seriously? by S. Michael Craven

As we’ve been discussing in this series, there is a great gap between the Christian understanding of creational stewardship and the contemporary emphasis of environmentalism. This latter pseudo-religion finds its Fall of Adam in humanity’s role as a new Prometheus, bringing the fire of ecological destruction to Mother Earth. This focus has led many to zero in on man-made explanations for phenomena instead of more plausible natural causes.

Are All the World’s Problems the Responsibility of America? by Patrick Buchanan 

By Patrick Buchanan, NewsMax – During the uprising in Caracas, Bolton cited the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. But according to President James Monroe, and Mike Pompeo’s predecessor John Quincy Adams, who wrote the message to Congress, under the Doctrine, while European powers were to keep their hands off our hemisphere — we would reciprocate and stay out of Europe’s quarrels and wars… Wise folks, those Founding Fathers.

The Suicidal Equality Act of 2019, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Guest Columnist, OneNewsNow – The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019 (H.R.5). It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain… The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” along with race, sex and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination… We now have a majority of members of Congress who are prepared to pass into law that the sex individuals are born with – their chromosomal and physical reality – will take a back seat to how those individuals choose to define their own sexual identity…

Planned Parenthood President: ‘There Is No Such Thing as Abortion Up Until Birth’, by Alex Madajian

By Alex Madajian, CNSNews – Dr. Wen did not mention, however, that more than 8,000 late-term abortions (21 weeks or later) occurred in 2015 — the latest data available — as documented by the CDC. Also, the new abortion law in New York, signed by Gov. Cuomo on Jan. 21, allows abortion up to the moment of birth. On a related note, in 2015, the number of late-term abortions in New York City, 1,485, outnumbered the number of homicides in that city – 352.

Mom of Teens Brian Sims Harassed Files Criminal Complaint, Wants Him to Apologize to Her Daughters, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of teenage girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims offered money to identify earlier this spring said she filed a police report against the Democratic politician… Ashley Garecht told CBS Philadelphia that Sims’ aggressive behavior had her concerned for her daughters’ and their friend’s safety. The girls are ages 13 and 15… “Absent the pro-life issue, this was about an adult interacting with minors in an aggressive manner and an adult infringing on minors’ speech…I don’t need an apology from him. I’m an adult. I’ve already forgiven him.”

Immoralists: The Example of Brian Sims, by Daniel J. Flynn

By Daniel J. Flynn, American Spectator – A man must be something of a moralist if he is to preach,” G.K. Chesterton observed, “even if he is to preach immorality.”… Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state representative by profession and abortion counterprotester by avocation, embodies Chesterton’s quip… (Sims) aggressively hectored a woman who appeared to be praying the rosary outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in his Pennsylvania district. On the uncomfortable eight-minute clip, Sims calls the silent protester “an old white lady” and announces, “If you know who this woman is and if you can give me her address, we’ll protest in front of her home. Let’s protest out in front of her house.”

Why the Left Mocks the Bible, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with 2 billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate… But no videos elicit the amount of contempt and mockery that videos defending religion, explaining the Bible or arguing for God do.

Daily Signal: A Pediatrician Explains How ‘Dangerous’ Equality Act Would Force Doctors to ‘Do Harm’

By Katrina Trinko and Daniel Davis, Daily Signal – Doctors who are uncomfortable prescribing hormone treatments or doing gender reassignment surgeries could soon potentially be in violation of federal law, warns Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician and executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. And they’re not the only ones at risk: Parents, too, could find themselves unable to decide on their own child’s medical treatment.

OneNewsNow: A Face-Off in Philly to Push Back On a Bully

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Among those scheduled to gather in front of the clinic are pro-life leader Abby Johnson, pro-life writer Matt Walsh, and Live Action president Lila Rose… Walsh has credited Rose and Live Action for organizing the protest but Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood executive, is calling out Sims… In a Twitter post, Johnson challenged Sims to come with his “little camera and shaky voice” to confront a “young, empowered, pro-life woman who won’t back down from bullies.”… She finished the challenge with, “Bring it, coward.”

Trump Wins Surprise Asylum Ruling From Liberal 9th Circuit, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A federal appeals court has handed the Trump administration a victory over the controversial asylum process and an immigration attorney says the ruling could slow the flow of illegal aliens… The notoriously left-wing 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled May 7 that the United States can require asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for a court hearing, a decision that overturned a San Francisco judge that said they could remain in the U.S…

Msgr. Charles Pope: Pete Buttigieg is Wrong — God Still Forbids All Homosexual Acts

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Indiana, remarked that his same-sex “marriage” to Chasten Glezman has brought him closer to God… My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God… This raises a question: To what god has he moved closer? Respectfully and sincerely, Mr. Buttigieg, it cannot be the God who has revealed himself in the Scriptures and through the Church. God is not in the habit of speaking out of both sides of his mouth. He does not contradict himself by altering, let alone reversing.. his teachings.

Mom of Pro-Life Teens That Democrat Brian Sims Bullied: “I Was Concerned for My Girls”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The mother of the teen girls who Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims bullied last month told Fox News that she was “concerned” for her daughters during the interaction… Ashley Garecht spoke to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Tuesday about the now-viral exchange between the pro-abortion Democrat and her family… “What we’ve got here is a bunch of … pseudo Christian protesters who’ve been out here shaming young girls for being here. So, here’s the deal, I’ve got $100 to anybody who will identify these three, and I will donate to Planned Parenthood,” Sims said in the video.

Equality Act Is About Civil Tyranny, Not Civil Rights, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Daily Signal – The House Judiciary Committee has voted out the Equality Act of 2019. It now heads for a vote on the House floor with 240 co-sponsors, which means its passage is virtually certain… The legislation amends all major civil rights law, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” along with race, sex, and religion as classes that are protected from discrimination.

Should Prisoners Get the Right to Vote? Bernie Sanders Thinks So, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Steam – Some Democratic presidential candidates are considering whether to give prisoners the right to vote. Not just felons who have left prison. Some states already allow felons to vote. They want to give people in prison the right to vote… Bernie Sanders is the main proponent. He says voting is “inherent to our democracy — yes, even for terrible people.” Thirty other countries let prisoners vote, he notes, including Canada, South Africa and Finland.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Signs Bill Banning Abortions When Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law Tuesday to ban abortions after an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable… Kemp, a pro-life Republican, signed the pro-life measure… “The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act … recognizes something that many have known for years. It recognizes that science tells us that children in the womb are living, distinct human beings that are worthy of full legal protection… “Common sense tells us if you look at a child in the womb with a beating heart and a distinct blood type, and you ask a preschooler, a small child, ‘What are you looking at?’ … They would look and say that’s a baby…”…

Dems Claim Election Fears While Undermining Elections, by Louis DeBroux

By Louis DeBroux, Patriot Post – The utter hypocrisy of the Democrat Party is so brazen that one wonders whether they are so addled with Trump Derangement Syndrome that they actually believe their own idiocy, or if they truly think voters are stupid enough to believe them. Possibly realizing they’ve been hurt with the electorate by their championing of infanticide and their relentless efforts to block President Donald Trump from dealing with the border crisis, Democrats have now amped up their claims of stolen elections.

Masonic Mexico, by Michael Durnan

By Michael Durnan, Regina Magazine  – By the time Pope Leo XIII issued his encyclical Humanus Genus in 1884, in which he condemned Freemasonry, eight of his predecessors had already done so… Why, then, did he do this? Pope Leo XIII had been stirred into action by Freemasons who claimed the Church’s condemnation of their organisation had been based on false and erroneous information and was excessively severe… In his encyclical, the pope dismissed such claims and classed Freemasonry as a grouping of secret societies in the ‘kingdom of Satan and wished to bring back, after eighteen centuries, the manners and customs of the pagans’.

Republican Party Slams Democrat Brian Sims After He Harasses Pro-Life Women: His Behavior is “Despicable”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “State Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of a woman’s peaceful and religious exercise of her First Amendment rights is yet another example of a troubling trend of growing extremism and hypocrisy among Democrats,” the party said in a statement… Many also are calling for Sims, a pro-abortion Democrat, to resign for bullying the woman outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, and then proudly posting his actions online for the public to see. A second video shows him appearing to call for the doxxing of several pro-life teenage girls.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims Is a Thug. Is He Also a Racist? (Watch Video)

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – …most folks aren’t going around consciously using racist epithets, baiting people and harassing old folks of color… For almost nine minutes Sims paced back and forth harassing the old white woman. She wasn’t being ugly or violent. She wasn’t yelling or screaming at anybody. She was exercising her constitutional rights to public protest. She was doing so not with a noisy and obnoxious campaign. She was praying. Quietly.

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Praised for Taking on ‘Traitor’ in Congress, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar was a guest on the far-left program “Democracy Now!” where she blamed Venezuela’s current crisis on the United States… “A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela,” she claimed, “and we sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”… That comment didn’t sit well with Nikki Haley (pictured at right), the former UN ambassador, who used Twitter to point out that Venezuelan adults have lost 24 pounds on average because they are starving, and babies there have no milk, all because of the “corrupt” regime under dictator Nicolas Maduro.

How Tocqueville Identified Socialism’s Folly and Capitalism’s Challenge, by Samuel Gregg

By Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse – In mid-2018, a Gallup poll indicated that 57 percent of self-identified Democrats viewed socialism favorably. Americans aged eighteen to twenty-nine were marginally more positive about socialism (51 percent) than capitalism (45 percent). Overall, capitalism received a positive rating of 56 percent from Americans. That was its lowest rating since 2010, just after the Great Recession… At a time of prosperity in America, why has backing for socialism surged and support for capitalism faltered?

Iowa Governor Signs Budget Cutting Planned Parenthood From Sex Ed, Sex Changes From Medicaid, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds gave her signature Friday to a state budget containing two measures denying taxpayer funds to two left-wing social priorities: gender-reassignment surgery and the abortion lobby’s influence over sex education… Among (the almost $2 billion budget) provisions are language to exclude any organization involved in abortions from receiving state sex education grants (which stands to deprive Planned Parenthood of the Heartland of just over $260,000), and to state that the Iowa Civil Rights Act does not require state or local governments to fund gender-reassignment surgery.

Democrat Lawmaker Verbally Assaults, Bullies Elderly Catholic Pro-Lifer, by Todd Starnes

By  Todd Starnes – Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims, a Democrat and LGBT activist, verbally harassed and bullied an elderly pro-life woman who was quietly standing outside a Planned Parenthood abortion mill… Sims record his eight-minute tirade against the pro-lifer he called an “old white lady” and posted it on social media… “Push back against Planned Parenthood protestors, PLEASE!” Sims wrote on Twitter Thursday. “They prey on young women, they use white privilege, & shame. They’re racist, classist, bigots who NEED & DESERVE our righteous opposition. Push back, please!”

When a Black Democrat Starts to Sound Like Margaret Sanger, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Sr. Editor, The Stream – On May 3, Rev. William Owens, President of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), offered ironic thanks to Alabama State Legislator John Rogers. What had the Democrat accomplished? He’d exposed how extreme the Democratic Party’s abortion stance has become… Commenting on a bill to ban abortion except when the mother’s health is at risk, Rep. John Rogers set out his opposition by claiming that unwanted children inevitably become death-row murderers.