Politics

The Roots of BLM (Watch Video)

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Black Lives Matter (BLM) opposes Catholic teaching in virtually every one of its beliefs. It doesn’t help the black community, either… BLM was founded on July 13, 2013, the same day George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of all charges. The organization started out as a social media hashtag called #BlackLivesMatter.

Democrats Pass Bill to Reverse Trump’s Order, Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Democrats on the House Appropriators Committee yesterday passed a bill that would reverse a pro-life order President Donald Trump issued on his first week in office that defunds International Planned Parenthood. Trump’s pro-life rule ensures Americans don’t have to fund the biggest abortion business in the world or its abortion agenda in other countries… The funding cut to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the result of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed during his first week in office.

THEY TOOK HIS RIFLE! St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Would-Be Lefty Rioters Have Rifle Seized By Police, by Matt Vespa

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – Well, we’re learning now that their rifle was seized by police (via Fox News): Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters… During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.

Is the White Race the ‘Lamb That Was Slain’? Part II, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a senior editor at The Stream – A few days back I had a startling realization. I saw with sudden clarity why “Woke” white people crowd behind movements that cancel and blame them. Why they seem eager to saddle themselves and their children with inexpiable guilt for nebulous, unproven crimes. Why privileged whites prove much less skeptical of the Marxist cult Black Lives Matter than most black Americans seem to.

Margaret Sanger Wanted to “Exterminate” Black People. Planned Parenthood Calls Her a “True Visionary”, by Brad Mattes

By Brad Mattes, LifeNews – Margaret Sanger, opened the first birth control clinic in America, and then founded the American Birth Control League, which is now called Planned Parenthood… Planned Parenthood’s beginnings were steeped in eugenics and racism, and it continues today… history shows that Sanger believed nothing of the sort. In an article titled America Needs a Code for Babies she wrote. “No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.”

Analyst: Lawlessness Turning Off Most Voters … Advantage: Trump, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Many Americans are living in fear as they watch groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa roam the streets of big cities spreading destruction and violence, often with impunity. Police departments are being shamed and threatened with defunding – and those who oppose the mob’s agenda are being labeled as racist and punished. The mainstream blames President Donald Trump and tries to convince people their only hope is to turn the country over to Joe Biden and the Democrats to save the day.

Cultivating Communism in the Classroom, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – As rioters continue destroying statues and monuments, many people are putting the blame on colleges — as breeding grounds for the radical Left… For instance, Pres. D. Trump had this to say in a speech on the Fourth of July: “The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets and cities — that are run by liberal Democrats in every case — is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism and other cultural institutions.”

Notre Dame ‘Thrilled’ to Hire Pro-Abortion Homosexual Pete Buttigieg. Faithful Catholics Dismayed, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The Catholic University of Notre Dame has announced the hiring of Pete Buttigieg, a pro-abortion homosexual who is ‘married’ to another man, as a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Buttigieg is the former South Bend mayor who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Police Seize Gun From St. Louis Couple Threatened By Mob, by Kylee Zempel

By Kylee Zempel, The Federalist – Police reportedly executed a search warrant Friday evening, seizing a gun from the St. Louis couple who defended their home against a mob in late June… Sources told 5 on Your Side, an NBC News affiliate, that police seized the rifle seen in footage of the central west end duo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys. The couple told police that the pistol brandished by Mrs. McCloskey was in their lawyer’s possession.

Down with Christopher Columbus? by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – Tearing down CSA statues, it seems to me, is little more than a very weird kind of virtue-signaling.  All the same, although I don’t much approve of the practice, I understand it, for I live in a nation that has in recent times abounded in virtue-signalers.  The USA kills nearly a million unborn babies per year, but our nation is fortunate in that most pro-abortion folks are exceptionally virtuous persons.  I know this because they tell me so.

Now Hear This: Navy Retreats From Its Worship Ban Policy

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – (A)n official information dispatch on June 24 from the U.S. Navy banned all naval personnel – including chaplains – from attending in-house church services in an effort to limit exposure of those personnel COVID-19. Now the Navy has revised that policy… The updated policy states that “nothing in [the memo..] should be construed to restrict attendance at places of worship where attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social distancing and use of face covering.”

Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way, by Darrell C. Scott

By Darrell C. Scott, American Conservative – “Black Lives Matter.”… We’ve.. witnessed a parade of elite corporations vocally and financially supporting the BLM movement… Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka.. pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support… While the company talks about “creating a better, more just world for everyone,” we do not see any Apple assembly plants in the black neighborhoods in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis or my home town of Cleveland, Ohio. A job is by far the best social program. So which black lives are Apple’s actions actually supporting?

President Trump Sanctions Communist China After it Forces Women to Have Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pres. Donald Trump’s administration sanctioned Communist Chinese leaders Thursday after new reports exposed on-going forced abortions and other horrific human rights abuses against minorities in China… “The United States will not stand idly by as the [Chinese Communist Party] carries out human rights abuses targeting Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang, to include forced labor, arbitrary mass detention, and forced population control, and attempts to erase their culture and Muslim faith,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said …

Chief Justice Roberts: A Glass Half-Full? by John Murdock,

By John Murdock, First Things – Plenty of conservatives already saw Roberts as a great disappointment in the wake of his votes to uphold the Affordable Care Act and DACA and to interpret “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act as including sexual orientation and gender identity. I did a double-take at those decisions too, but I believe there is a “glass half full” argument to be made… Roberts has rightly been labeled an institutionalist.

Supreme Court Says Catholic Schools Can Be Catholic, by Matthew Archbold

By Matthew Archbold, EWTN News – So Justice Alito’s opinion explicitly states that “the religious education and formation of students is the very reason for the existence of most private religious schools, and therefore the selection and supervision of the teachers upon whom the schools rely to do this work lie at the core of their mission … Judicial review of the way in which religious schools discharge those responsibilities would undermine the independence of religious institutions in a way that the First Amendment does not tolerate.”

US Navy Forbids Its Sailors the Sacraments, by Francis Lee

By Francis Lee OnePeterFive – If the public health goal is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at all costs, then the decision to bar such religious services and substitute live streamed online services makes logical sense. Indoor religious services are just another example of a large community gathering and, thus, ought to be included in the list of other prohibited activities by the Navy — dining in at restaurants, visiting your local barbershop, relaxing on a public beach, and shopping at non-essential commercial retail establishments.

‘Woke’ Whites Want to Make Their Own Race the Suffering Savior, Then Worship It: Part I, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – This new cult apes the structure and psychology of Christianity. In fact, it lives parasitically by colonizing the consciences and sentiments of people formed by a Christian culture who lack supernatural faith… By listening to professors, or following peer pressure, a student discovers that the world is deeply wrong. Permeated by evil. Its evil is inequality. And that evil has an author: straight white males…

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Why It Won’t Stop With Statues

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – The French thinker Rene Girard has analyzed the dynamic of mob violence. He recognizes that the mob murder is always public. Members of the mob need to see the “justice” being done. Secondly, the violence must be perpetrated by the mob, not by an individual. This group action not only creates unity within the mob, but no one person is guilty of the violence. Because all are guilty, all are exonerated. Third, there will be blood. Almost always bloodshed is involved in the murder.

Rochester’s Bishop Emeritus Clark Admits Recycling Predator Priests, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Testimony from Rochester’s former bishop is confirming he routinely reassigned to ministry priests accused of pedophilia… In testimony released on Monday, Rochester’s Bp. Emeritus Matthew Clark admits under oath that he was aware of sexual abuse allegations against priests, who he nonetheless returned to active ministry after sending them to rehabilitation centers. Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney representing 94 sexual abuse victims suing the diocese of Rochester, says Clark’s deposition, given in March, indicates Clark did shelter known pedophile priests.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Sanger’s Planned Parenthood, Birthed in Eugenic Racism (Time to Tear Down Sanger’s Statue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist, white woman.”… The statement was issued last month to raise concerns about the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), Laura McQuade (who has since been fired). In the statement, the employees expressed a litany of grievances against McQuade. But one of the charges is deeply ironic in light of the efforts Planned Parenthood has been making recently to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement – namely that there existed a culture of “racism and anti-Blackness” at PPGNY under McQuade’s leadership.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Order Protecting Little Sisters From Funding Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Writing for the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas held that “For over 150 years, the Little Sisters have engaged in faithful service and sacrifice, motivated by a religious calling to surrender all for the sake of their brother. . . . But for the past seven years, they—like many other religious objectors who have participated in the litigation and rulemakings leading up to today’s decision— have had to fight for the ability to continue in their noble work without violating their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Stephen Moore: This Is a Good Time to Be a Government Worker

By Stephen Moore, CNSNews – The June blockbuster jobs report is more evidence that the economy is healing, but this remains a brutal period for the some 30 million still unemployed Americans… Nearly every industry — with very few exceptions — has been forced to impose layoffs, furloughs, or dramatic reductions in hours for its employees. The one major exception has been the United States federal government, which has had virtually no layoffs since the start of the year… Private sector workers lose their jobs. Government workers in Washington don’t. What’s wrong with this picture?

In Defense of King Louis IX, by Thomas F. Madden

By Thomas F. Madden, First Things – Left unmentioned by Louis’s modern detractors is his lifelong devotion to issues of social justice in a world that cared little for such ideas. At his own expense, he continually paid to feed and clothe hundreds of Paris’s poor. Every evening he shared the royal table with local homeless and usually insisted that he wash their feet before they left. He established several hospitals for the poor and homes for battered women and ex-prostitutes. He personally visited lepers and washed their sores.

Politics: Black Life-Long Democrat Reveals Why He Walked Away from Joe Biden, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) on Tuesday penned an opinion piece slamming former Vice President Joe Biden for failing to stand up to protect the black community. According to Jones, President Donald Trump has done more for the black community than any other Washington politician, all while Biden hides in his basement… In particular, Jones takes issue with the left’s calls to “defund the police,” which they say is in response to the murder of George Floyd.

CNSNews: We Hold These Truths: Our Answer to the Mob

By CNSNews.com Staff – A group of conservative leaders worked with the Media Research Center to record a message defending the greatness of America and its founders and condemning the protesters and mobs that have attacked our nation’s founding principles and commitment to individual liberty… “You will not prevail,” MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell tells the protesters in the video. “America will prevail. Today, tomorrow, and by the grace of God, forever.”

Trump Pulls U.S. From WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today, President Trump said the relationship between the US and the WHO has ended. The president said China, which has pushed a forced abortion population control policy on its people for decades and killed more babies in abortions than any other nation, “has control” over the controversial agency… “China has total control over the WHO despite paying only $40 million per year compared to what the US has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said previously. “We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act.”

ALARMING VIDEO! Spokane Bishop Responds to Catholic Charities Racism Video, by CNA

By CNA Staff – “My Catholic Church, and my Catholic Charities organization, is racist. How could they not be? Our Catholic faith tradition is built on the premise that a baby, born in a manger, in the Middle East, was a white baby. So how can we be surprised to know that we must still fight against racism,” McCann added in the video… he wrote that “Our support of the important non-violent racial justice advocacy elements of Black Lives Matter is specifically support for human dignity, which has a clear connection with Catholic Social Teaching. To be clear, we support the concept of Black Lives Matter, but that does not mean we support any elements of that movement that promote violence or violate Church teachings.”

“Black Lives Matter” Activists Upset at Pro-Life Billboard Saying “Both Lives Matter”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A pro-life billboard in New Zealand has some Black Lives Matter activists upset because it uses the phrase “Both Lives Matter” in reference to a mother and her unborn baby… Newshub reports the Black Lives Matter activists claimed pro-lifers wrongly borrowed language from their own campaign… The billboard displays the phrase “Both Lives Matter” along with the image of a pregnant mother holding an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby against her stomach. Under the image is the pro-life organization’s website and the phrase, “Both deserve better than an extreme abortion law.”

Hidden in Plain Sight: How Abortion Erases Black Lives, by Quinn Roberts, Dean Nelson

By Quinn Roberts, Dean Nelson, Family Research Council – Today, abortions of black babies make up 38 percent of all abortions, even though African Americans only make up 13 percent of the population. In 2016 alone, the lives of 137,510 black babies were ended under the “right to privacy” called abortion. Dr. La Verne Tolbert, former Planned Parenthood board member turned pro-life advocate, commented on this alarmingly high rate of black abortions: “Planned Parenthood targets minorities for abortion with the specific goal of keeping down (or lowering) the birthrate of Black babies….

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win (The Lines Are Drawn for 2020), by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – …from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race… Standing beneath the mammoth carved images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Trump declared: “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”… These mobs are made up of Marxists, criminals and anarchists. Their cause is a cultural revolution. “Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is the end of America.”

Trump Defends America, Calls Cancel Culture ‘Totalitarianism’ in Electrifying Mt. Rushmore Speech, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Standing at the foot of majestic Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day and amid thunderous cheers and chants of “USA! USA! USA!” President Donald Trump delivered a reassuring message counteracting weeks of Anti-American protests, riots, and assaults not only on the country’s historic monuments, but on history itself… President Trump identified the force driving recent eruptions of violence and desecration of cultural sites as “far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance,” a “left-wing cultural revolution designed to overthrow the American Revolution.”

Texas Bishop Calls out ‘Dangerous’ Black Lives Matter Movement, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has urged the faithful to educate themselves about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, insisting that its mission statement is contrary to Christian belief… “Please educate yourself on this!” Bishop Joseph Strickland wrote in an Independence Day tweet in reference to the BLM mission statement… “Toward the end of this statement 2 points are made that are contrary to FAITH,” he continues, “#1 opposing the nuclear family (where is dad?) and #2 opposing God’s plan for sex as a union of male & female. This agenda is DANGEROUS!”

FoxNews: Atlanta Mayor Calls for Citizens to Stop ‘Shooting Each Other’ After Murder of 8-Year-Old Near BLM Protest Site

By Gregg Re, Fox News – Secoriya Williamson, the father of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night…

Judge Slams Andrew Cuomo Lockdown: You Can’t Treat Churches and Businesses Differently, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – You can treat churches differently–but you can’t get away with it. That was one federal court’s message to New York leaders last week, when it called out the state’s double standards on coronavirus orders… Hypocrisy, which has been spreading faster than COVID, won’t stand up to the legal challenge, Judge Gary Sharpe warned. Liberals may have selectively OK’d mass gatherings, but the Constitution isn’t a document of “freedom for me, but not for thee.”

San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese ‘Surprised’ by Order to Cease Indoor, Public Masses, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public Masses and limiting outdoor services, including funerals, to 12 people… City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter June 29 to the archdiocese’ lawyer, ordering the archdiocese to cease-and-desist indoor public Masses and giving it one day to comply… “Upon reviewing the reports of multiple San Francisco parishes holding indoor Mass over the last few weeks, the Health Officer has concluded that the Archdiocese is putting not only its parishioners but the larger community at risk of serious illness and death,” the letter said.

Grilled by Fox News Host, GOP Sen. Mike Braun Defends BLM, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Sen. Braun introduced the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act last week, which he told Carlson was necessary because Democrats have seized the issue of police reform, leaving Republicans on the outside of a big issue… “Chuck Schumer has already decided he can make hay of this in the election,” Braun said, “and we will end up on the short side of it again.”.. “I thought Republicans controlled the Senate,” Carlson shot back. “So you’re taking your cues from Chuck Schumer [and] saying, He might criticize me, therefore I have to pass a law that makes it easier to sue police?”

Racism Against Whites Is a Sin, Too, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Pope Francis has condemned racism, and what Catholic could possibly disagree? Responding to the killing of George Floyd, the Holy Father said: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” I have to think he would agree that racism against whites by blacks should also be condemned… But it seems there is something of an open season on whites by blacks and this has to be concerning.

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Troubling Signals in Louisiana Abortion Case, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the swing vote in June Medical Services v. Russo Monday, striking down a Louisiana law that required doctors at abortion facilities to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within a 30-minute radius… The surprising decision disappointed pro-life advocates who were hopeful that he would uphold the Louisiana regulation, especially given his dissent from the 2016 Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court decision striking down a similar regulation in Texas.

Abortion: I Wrote Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law. The Supreme Court Ruled Against Women’s Health. by Katrina Jackson

By Katrina Jackson, Opinion contributor, USA Today – My desire to author the legislation came from listening to the stories of women hurt by abortion as I sat on the Louisiana Health and Welfare Committee and placing myself in their shoes. As I listened, I learned that the women of Louisiana were suffering because of the negligence of medical professionals and deplorable conditions at our state’s abortion facilities… It was alarming to me, for example, that one of our state’s primary abortion clinics, Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, had a decades-long history of unsanitary conditions and substandard medical care that most recently led to a woman requiring a full hysterectomy following an incomplete abortion.

And Then They Came for the Catholics, by Anne Hendershott

By Anne Hendershott, The American Spectator – With the exception of a few courageous bishops, most Catholic leaders have remained silent about the mob’s destruction of the statues of the Father of California’s Catholic missions, St. Junipero Serra — replete with the callous desecration of the sacred symbol of the crucifix. It may be time now for the laity to get involved in the debate as Black Lives Matter advocates are now promising to destroy the sacred statues, religious stained glass, and revered icons that adorn Catholic churches. Claiming that the “European” depictions of Jesus are a “gross form of white supremacy,” Shaun King, one of the most well-known Black Lives Matter activists, is demanding that “they should all come down.”

Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – When mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African American veterans of the Civil War, many people wondered whether the protesters had ever learned anything in high school or college… Universities are certainly teaching our youth to be confident, loud and self-righteous. But the media blitz during these last several weeks of protests, riots and looting also revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.

Fired Worker Says Catholic Hospital Ignoring Teachings, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Hugh Brown of American Life League tells OneNewsNow that Kreft’s firing, after standing up for Catholic beliefs, makes it clear the hospital employee was not working for a genuine Catholic hospital… Brown says many fellow Catholics have “sold their souls” in the decades following the Roe v Wade ruling… “And until that stops,” he says, “the church is going to continue to get smaller, to be more marginalized. And I think that the persecution of the church, it’s invited on itself because it refuses to stand for what it believes.”

Louisiana, Before the Judgment Seat, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – In the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, there is a petition for “a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of God.” I often find that abortion flashes through my mind at that prayer. Given the outrageous atrocity that abortion is in the free world, the free people should expect to answer for it when the Judge takes His seat. Do we have a good defense? What did we do? What could we have done?

The Supreme Court Decision Could End the Government-School Monopoly, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – If I read the column correctly— if even the Post has finally grasped the truth that competition can enhance educational quality— then the Espinoza decision really could be a watershed moment in American history. We could witness an explosion in educational alternatives, a burst of entrepreneurial creativity, and an end to the encrusted and inefficient government educational monopoly.

Republican Governor Accepts Decision to Save Last Abortion Center in Missouri, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeSiteNews – “We can be sure that if RHS Planned Parenthood resumes abortions in St. Louis, it will continue to put the lives and health of women at risk,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Licensing this Planned Parenthood was a big mistake that will be paid for by women who will continue to be abused as they have been in the past.”… “I hope that Gov. Parson and the DHSS can find the will to somehow continue their fight to close the RHS Planned Parenthood,” said Newman. “If they don’t, we can only expect more avoidable human tragedy there.”

Justice Roberts Splits The Baby, by Thomas FitzGerald

By Thomas FitzGerald, American Conservative – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, John Roberts, has taken upon himself the Solomonic role of American philosopher king left vacant at Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Seemingly committed above all to the institutional legitimacy of the Court, Roberts has in the last few weeks cast a series of votes in the Bostock, Espinoza, and June Medical Services cases that appear to show him to be trying to placate both sides of America’s culture wars by offering something to each.

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith,  The Catholic Thing – The legend has it that a crowd had gathered outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention were concluding in 1787. As Benjamin Franklin exited the Hall, a woman called out, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”… Who cares about the Constitution anymore? Many Americans still do. And all Americans should. Not the Constitution created out of various interpretations of the Bill of Rights, but the Constitution itself and the form of the Constitutional order it was written to create and protect.

President Trump Will ‘Lead America Back to God,’ According to 1983 Prophecy, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Tom Zimmer said in 1983 that ‘right now, in the United States, there’s a man who has the hand of God on him…and God is going to use him in the future…his name is Donald Trump.’… What if I told you that there was someone who prophesied in the early 1980s that Donald Trump would bring America back to God?

Blindsided by Roberts, Pro-Lifers Vow to ‘Keep Fighting’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics in the state. The law requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a requirement the court said violates abortion rights… Pro-life activists were surprised to witness Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush nominee, side with the court’s liberal justices. He ruled in favor of a similar Texas law in 2016 so was expected to rule similarly… “We are going to keep fighting,” Carol Tobias, speaking for National Right to Life…

Five Justices vs. The People, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – “Unnecessary.” That’s the word the majority of justices used to describe a law that would have kept 10,000 women a year safe. Women, who, when they walk through the doors of Louisiana’s abortion centers every year, are under the assumption they’ll be protected. That their doctors care. Jamie Lee would give anything to warn them — to tell them to turn back and go home — but she’ll never have the chance. She bled to death in the back of her sister’s car because her abortionist didn’t want to call an ambulance over the seven-inch gash he put in her uterus… These are the third-world conditions the Left fought for — and won…

The Pro-Antifa, Anti-Catholic International Criminal Court (ICC), by Mary Jo Anderson

By Mary Jo Anderson, Crisis Magazine – President Trump issued an executive order on Friday, June 12, to block the visas and property of some International Criminal Court personnel. Within hours a mushroom cloud of denouncements by Blue-Checks loomed over social media. “More U.S. thuggery.” “The U.S. Rogue Regime continues.” The Court is “blackmailed by lawless gang posing as diplomats.” The International Criminal Court (ICC) complained that the Executive Order is “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law.”

Trump Admin Slams Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision: It “Devalued the Lives of Unborn Children”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, Life News – On behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House issued a statement slamming the ruling and saying it “devalued the lives of unborn children.”… “In an unfortunate ruling today, the Supreme Court devalued both the health of mothers and the lives of unborn children by gutting Louisiana’s policy that required all abortion procedures be performed by individuals with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital,” the White House said. “States have legitimate interests in regulating any medical procedure—including abortions—to protect patient safety….”

U.S. Bishops Condemn ‘Cruel’ SCOTUS Pro-Abortion Ruling, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “Abortion violently ends the life of a child, and often severely harms women,” writes Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann in a statement. “Abortion becomes even more destructive when basic health and safety standards are ignored, and profit margins are prioritized over women’s lives.”… “As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life,” Archbishop Naumann said. “Yet even as we seek to end the brutality of legalized abortion, we still believe that the women who seek it should not be further harmed and abused by a callous, profit-driven industry.”

America’s Survival Hangs in the Balance, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – How long can this nation survive when its main cultural and educational institutions preach a relentless, unchallenged stream of anti-Americanism to young people (and others) who lack the background to resist this toxicity?… Along with others, I have long argued that the American left has a major problem with America as founded. Yet Democrats are outraged by the suggestion, and too many Republicans seem insufficiently concerned about it. They better wake up.

Roberts Votes Pro-Death, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Chief Justice John Roberts — a Catholic — cast the deciding vote in the High Court’s first major abortion ruling of the Trump era… Roberts sided with four liberal justices Monday in the case of June Medical Services v. Russo, allowing the U.S. Supreme Court to nullify Louisiana’s abortionist admitting-privilege law. Concurring with the liberal majority, Roberts wrote that the status quo must be preserved… “The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike,” Roberts penned. “The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by the Texas law, for the same reasons. Therefore Louisiana’s law cannot stand under our precedents.”

Chief Justice John Roberts’s Lack of Courage Is Damaging the Supreme Court, by Dan McLaughlin

By Dan McLaughlin, National Review – There is a saying — perhaps as old as Aristotle — that courage is the first virtue, because it makes all the others possible. We usually associate courage (or its absence) with leadership by elected officials: There are times when it is hard to stand up for your principles, to stand against your own party, or both. From judges, we are told, the important thing is to follow, not to lead: to have the ascetic self-discipline to apply the Constitution and laws as written, and not to put your own policy preferences above the letter of the law… Two of today’s Supreme Court decisions, on abortion and separation of powers, are further evidence of this. …

AP: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

AP – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era… Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates the abortion right the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973… In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “Today a majority of the Court perpetuates its ill-founded abortion jurisprudence by enjoining a perfectly legitimate state law and doing so without jurisdiction.”

Liberty or Tyranny? We Have a Choice to Make, America, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – Last week former President Barack Obama appeared with his former Vice President “Basement” Joe Biden in a video conference. I was truly taken aback when Obama referred to what is happening in America as an “awakening,” a “movement.”… It was at that moment that I reflected upon how Obama and his administration responded to a real awakening — a movement that occurred during his presidency.

UN Secretary General Calls for “Global Governance” With ‘Teeth’, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres is calling for a “multilateral” level of governance with the “teeth” to “function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed.”… “The problem is that today’s multilateralism lacks scale, ambition and teeth,” Guterres said during a Thursday press conferenc… “And some of the instruments that do have teeth, show little or no appetite to bite, as has recently been the case with the difficulties faced by the Security Council.”

Conservatives Flock to ‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler, by Bailey Duran

By Bailey Duran, CNSNews – Conservatives are flocking to Parler, which considers itself an “unbiased social media network,” after two conservative accounts were banned from Twitter earlier this week… Over 500,000 Parler accounts were created, an increase of 50%, after Logan Cook (known on Twitter as Carpe Donktum) and The National Pulse Editor-In-Chief Raheem Kassam were banned from Twitter, the Daily Caller reports… Logan Cook is a conservative meme maker who edited the video of two toddlers with the fake CNN news logo claiming one of the babies was racist.

President Trump Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Obamacare, Which Funds Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, which forces Americans to fund killing babies in abortions… In a legal brief filed late Thursday night, the Trump administration argued that the individual mandate is not constitutional and that the entire law must therefore also be struck down… “The individual mandate is not severable from the rest of the Act,” U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco and other Justice Department officials said in the brief.

Unjust Rules for Religious Believers, by Charles J. Chaput and Michael P. Farris

By Charles J. Chaput and Michael P. Farris, First Things – In casinos, hundreds to thousands of gamblers gather for hours on end in close proximity to eat and drink, pull slots, and handle poker chips every day of the week. In churches, people gather for about an hour, usually once a week, and generally do not interact with one another as much as casino patrons do. So how does opening the one while restricting the other keep the public safe? We can’t find a good answer. Policies like this simply discriminate against religious believers.

A Little Light in the Shadow of Communism, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – An international coalition against forced abortion and sexual slavery is stepping in to help the elderly women impacted by China’s anti-Christian campaign… OneNewsNow has reported on the crackdown against the Christian and Muslim faith groups in China in which Christian pastors are forced to preach communist propaganda with the gospel and congregations are forced to mix patriotic songs with hymns.

Is the Media to Blame? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – … a false narrative. As numerous scholars, both black and white, have shown, the narrative is not supported by the data. In his book Taboo: Ten Facts You Can’t Talk About, Wilfred Reilly, a black professor at Kentucky State University, writes, “There is no epidemic of police murdering Black people.” He points out, for instance, that “the total number of unarmed Black people shot by police last year was nine,” while “the total number of unarmed whites shot by police was forty.”

Top Pro-Life Priest Asks US Bishops to Allow Clergy to Publicly Discredit Baby ‘Killing’ Democrat Party, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A priest well-known for his pro-life activism has penned an open letter to U.S. bishops asking them to use their authority to allow clergy to publicly advocate for the political party in the upcoming 2020 election that is pro-life and pro-religious freedom. The priest also asks for the right to name and discredit the opposing political party… “The rights of the Church and the common good are under attack in unprecedented ways by the Democrat Party,” Fr. Frank Pavone

Black Pastor: Abortion is Racism, Black Babies are Being “Lynched in the Womb”, by Micaiah Bilger

For years, the Rev. Johnny Hunter has been imploring the black community to speak out against the “lynching” of unborn babies in abortions… Hunter, a pastor and leader LEARN, the largest African American evangelical pro-life ministry in the U.S., gave a powerful sermon linking abortion to racism in the film Maafa21… “The time has come for us to realize that we, our people, are no longer being illegally lynched one or two at a time at the end of a dirt road. It’s time for us to realize that our people are being womb lynched!” Hunter said.

Bob Woodson: Democrats Blame Racism To Deflect Attention From Failures Of Cities They’ve Run For 50 Years (Video) by Tim Hains

By Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – Bob Woodson, founder of the Woodson Center, joins Tucker Carlson with insight on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’… “In the past 50 years, $22 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. Seventy percent goes not to the poor but those who serve poor people,” he said. “So many of those people taking office use this money to create a class of people who are running these cities, and now after 50 years of liberal Democrats running the inner cities, where we have all of these inequities that we have, race is being used as a ruse, as a means of deflecting attention away from critical questions such as why are poor blacks failing in systems run by their own people?”

Republicans Confirm President Trump’s 200th Judge, 7 of 12 Appeals Courts Now Have GOP Majority, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Republicans in the Senate today reached a milestone on one of the most important things they and a president can do to protect human life and safeguard the Constitution: confirm judges… “President Trump, Leader McConnell, and Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham have delivered an historic victory with the confirmation of 200 judges in the president’s first term, and with all appellate-level vacancies now filled,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser… (she said) “It is critical that we re-elect President Trump so he can continue working with the pro-life Senate majority to confirm judges who respect the Constitution and the inalienable right to life. …”

CNA: Justice Department: NYC Pandemic Rules Can’t Favor Protests Over Religious Services

CNA – The statement came from Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney General Matthew Schneider of the Eastern District of Michigan. They are overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice’s monitoring of state and local policies related to the novel coronavirus epidemic… “New York City had vigorously enforced restrictions on religious gatherings, including by sending police officers to disperse numerous gatherings of the Jewish community, including outdoor funerals,” said the Justice Department in its June 22 statement.

“Whistleblower” Claims Chinese Communists Pay Vatican $2 Billion in Bribes, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Exiled Chinese dissident Guo Wengui alleged this weekend the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “allocates $2 billion a year” to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning Chinese atrocities… In a June 20th interview on The War Room, Mr. Guo said the CCP earmarks massive sums each year to win the allegiance of foreign countries including the Vatican, Italy, and Australia. Among them, the Vatican receives up to 2 billion dollars from the Chinese Communist Party every year, he said.

Trump Calls Abp. Viganò Letter ‘Tremendous Letter of Support From the Catholic Church’, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Donald Trump has praised Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò for his open letter to the U.S. president on the “children of darkness” and the “deep state,” explaining, “He’s right in what he says.”… In his powerful letter, the former apostolic nuncio to the United States had warned the president that the current crises over the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots are part of the eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. Viganò had encouraged Trump to continue the fight on behalf of the “children of light.”

Trump Warned Empty Seats About Riot-Filled Streets, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Fox News reported a record-setting audience of 7.7 million watched the rally live on the cable news network – making it the most-watched primetime event on a Saturday night… Regarding the President’s campaign speech Saturday night, Horowitz says America heard an “irresistible message” about Election Day… “If you vote for the Democrats, you’re voting for the party that enables and encourages, and eggs on and incites, the rioters and looters,” Horowitz says. “I think it’s winning position.”

How Long Will the Vandals Run Amok? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – We erect statues to remember, revere and honor those whom we memorialize. And what is the motivation of the people who tear them down and desecrate them?… In a word, it is hate. A goodly slice of America’s young hates this country’s history and the men who made it. It hates the discoverers and explorers like Columbus, the conquistadores and colonists. It hates the Founding Fathers and the first 15 presidents, all of whom either had slaves or coexisted with the injustice of slavery. But hating history and denying history and tearing down the statues of the men who made that history does not change history.

President Trump Talks Statues, Archbishop Viganò in EWTN News Interview

By CNA Staff – Trump emphasized his claim that cities most dramatically impacted by protests, rioters, or looting are those in which Democrats are in power… “It’s all Democrats, usually liberal Democrats. Take a look. Whether it’s Chicago, it’s Democrat, Seattle, it’s Democrat. The state of Washington. It’s Democrat. Portland, it’s Democrat. All of these places are run by Democrats. Twenty out 20 are Democrat-run,” the president said. “They don’t know what they’re doing. And if Biden got in, this country would be a disaster.”

The Silent Majority Can Be Silent No More, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – This year has been one body blow after another to the nation we love. First, there was the coronavirus, and we thought, “How can this get any worse?” Then came the economic shutdown and the incalculable pain and suffering it brought. Next were the riots, the radicals’ unopposed seizure of a section of Seattle and the maniacal efforts throughout the country to defund the police. Now a series of rulings from the “conservative” Supreme Court are wreaking untold havoc on the Constitution and the rule of law.

In Supreme Court Abortion Case, All Eyes on Chief Justice Roberts, by John Jakubisin

By John Jakubisin, CNSNews – The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on an abortion case that is similar to a 2016 case in which Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the conservative minority on the court,  Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Given the similarities in the two cases, court-watchers are anxious to see if Roberts will side with the liberal wing of the court, like he did in two major rulings last week, or if he will stick to his earlier reasoning.

Activist: Mayhem and Chaos Reflect the Alternative to Trump, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A pro-family activist says the idea that the ongoing violence and insanity is going to hurt President Donald Trump’s re-election is just “fantasy.”… Violent outbreaks over the weekend in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Charlotte left four dead and more than a dozen people injured and/or wounded. And while not attributed to any certain protest, Chicago saw 14 fatally shot and more than 100 people wounded by gunfire over Father’s Day weekend… It is “simply fantasy,” says Camenker, to think that the violence and protests are going to damage Trump’s chances for a second term.

Black Lives Matter Activist Wants Statues of “White Jesus” Torn Down Because They’re “Racist”, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.”… “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

Who Is Joe Biden? by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a self-identified “practicing Catholic,” supports abortion, gay “marriage” and many other evils diametrically opposed to Church teaching… In this week’s episode of Mic’d Up, Michael Voris interviews George Neumayr, author of the upcoming book, The Biden Deception… Biden’s shortcomings go beyond his inherently immoral stances in politics. His economic policies, for example, have proven disastrous.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship (Part 3)

By Bishop Joseph Strickland – The Right to Religious Freedom Should Inform our Voting… In his World Peace Day message for 1988, Pope St John Paul II said: “Religious freedom, an essential requirement of the dignity of every person, is a cornerstone of the structure of human rights, and for this reason an irreplaceable factor in the good of individuals and of the whole of society, as well as of the personal fulfillment of each individual. It follows that the freedom of individuals and communities to profess and practice their religion is an essential element for peaceful human coexistence. […]

Why Aunt Jemima’s Great-Grandson Takes Issue with Quaker Oats, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Larnell Evans Sr., Harrington’s great-grandson, told Patch about his family’s history… “This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans explained. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female. … It hurts.”

Three Reasons I Take the People’s Republic of CHAZ Very Seriously, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, CNSNews – When Antifa and other groups’ militants took over a six-block section of Seattle’s Capitol Hill precinct, the liberal media treated the occupation lightheartedly… Regardless of what it calls itself, there is a difference this time around. These are not crazy mixed-up children. They are revolutionaries with guns and an agenda. They also have unlimited media coverage that extends their influence far beyond their paltry numbers.

Carson: ‘We Need to Move Away From Being Offended by Everything’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “We’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it,” the renowned brain surgeon told Stephanopoulos. “We really need to move away from that – we need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything… “I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities – some of our prestigious universities – have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?”

Catholic Priest: Joe Biden “Claims to be a Catholic But Throws the Teachings Out the Window”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Joe Biden is facing continued criticism from Catholic leaders for touting his Catholic faith but not really living it… The presumed Democrat presidential nominee supports abortion on demand and other positions that directly contradict the Catholic faith. Earlier this week, Biden received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America… “It’s a disappointment when he tries to claim to be Catholic and throws the teachings out the window,” Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life told the Church Militant.

The Supreme Court’s Mistaken and Misguided Sex Discrimination Ruling, by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse – Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion claims to apply a simple and straightforward test: “An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex.” But he refuses to consider what applying this simple—in reality, simplistic—test actually requires—and not just under Title VII, but under every nondiscrimination law that includes “sex” as a protected category, notably including Title IX. After all, Gorsuch’s argument is an argument about the logic of sex discrimination.

This Is Why We Cannot Put Our Trust in the Supreme Court, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – I remember that sinking feeling as the election results were announced in November 1992. William Jefferson Clinton would be the next president of the United States. George H. W. Bush was out. Yet we were so close to having a conservative majority on the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade! At least that’s what I thought… It was at that moment that another feeling struck me, a realization that has stayed with me over the decades. This realization was powerfully underscored with the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision this past Monday.

The Sad Truth: We Now Have to Assume Anything The Media Says About Trump is a Lie, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – During a Rose Garden appearance touting the surprising employment numbers, President Trump veered off onto the topic de jour: Equality. In his brief soliloquy on equal justice and fairness, he evoked George Floyd, expressing hope Floyd was happy at seeing the issue of equality being addressed. That such discussions made it a “great day.” The President was speaking a tone of unity, preaching what MLK preached… The video could not be clearer.

Dems Commended for Trump’s Growing Support, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, says Trump supporters are tired of the relentless attacks by Democrats and the media against the president… “For Donald Trump to hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have a million people who want to show up, and not to have a facility large enough I think is so fabulous,” Adams submits. “If the Democrats keep doing what they do … it just fills the auditorium and expands beyond anything an auditorium can hold for Donald Trump. So just keep it up, Democrats.”

The Great Society Has Failed, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – And so here we are today in America, and both sayings have relevance, the former more so than the latter. Everyone is screaming, shouting, rioting, looting, and committing acts of violence in the name of combatting “systemic racism.” Truly, there are many folks, empty wagons, making a lot of noise, while so many others are whistling past the graveyard, not grasping the real issue in America… The bottom line is simple: The Great Society – the grand endeavor of the progressive, racist President L.B. Johnson has failed…

Did the Federalist Society Help Launch a Legal Persecution of Christians? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – But my real problem with the recent decision is that it will launch a persecution of Christians. And that’s something I oppose. I know, I know, “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” But that only really works with real live deadly martyrdom. A terrifying experience, surely, but usually over quickly, and followed by an eternity in heaven with Jesus Himself. That’s pretty much guaranteed, if you’re a martyr, most Christians believe. Many of us could face that, provided the death would be quick.

How Cultural Revolutions Die – or Not, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – The current Black Lives Matter Revolution has “canceled” certain movies, television shows and cartoons, toppled statues, tried to create new autonomous urban zones, and renamed streets and plazas. Some fanatics shave their heads. Others have shamed authorities into washing the feet of their fellow revolutionaries… But inevitably cultural revolutions die out when they turn cannibalistic. Once the Red Guard started killing party hacks too close to Mao, it began to wane.

Are Riots Rattling US Cities Part of Soros’ Plan to Re-Shape America and Take Down Trump? (Video) by Gualberto Garcia Jones

By Gualberto Garcia Jones, LifeSiteNews – We will show you how the violent riots tearing American cities apart are part of the anti-American, anti-Trump Resistance movement. We will also show how the Resistance effort itself is part of a long string of Marxist efforts aimed at destroying what is left of Christian civilization in America, and how George Soros is likely playing a leading role in causing this mayhem.

Is the US On the Verge of a Communist Revolt? by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Seattle was in mayhem last week as a six-block area was occupied by openly communist groups. The police were unwilling to enter the zone, and the Democratic governor was clueless. President Trump warned that he had to take action. Interestingly, we also learned last week that Heaven foretold there would be a communist takeover of America if Heaven’s warnings were not heeded. It seems that that is happening right before our very eyes.

Joe Biden: “I’m Going to Do Everything in My Power” to Promote Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden received the enforcement of the Planned Parenthood abortion business today and he promoted the abortion giant afterwards, saying he would do everything possible as president to promote their pro-abortion agenda… “We will protect women’s constitutional right to choose, and I am proud to stand with you in this fight,” Biden added, using another euphemism for killing babies in abortions.

A Striking Display of Sophistry, by R. R. Reno

By R. R. Reno, First Things – Put simply, Bostock gives the LGBT movement a powerful bulldozer with which to demolish all public expressions of dissent from its agenda. This is a great irony. In the Civil Rights Act of the mid-1960s, Congress passed unprecedented legislation in order to counter a powerful social consensus against full equality for African Americans. It used the power of the law to protect an unpopular, poor, and disempowered minority. Now the Supreme Court is doing the opposite. …

Trump Guts Trans Privilege, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – “No American should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith,” said President Trump… President Donald Trump is taking a stand for religious freedom… On Friday, his administration finalized a regulation defining “gender” as a person’s biological sex, changing the 2016 rule in Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which defined gender identity as “one’s internal sense of gender.”… Trump’s new rule overturns and supplants the definition by Obama.

Bostock: Living a Lie, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In the Bostock decision, the Supreme Court interpreted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to mean things that, in all likelihood, not a single member of Congress intended at the time the bill was enacted. At any time in the 56 intervening years, Congress could have amended that Act, or passed other legislation, to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Congress never did so. This decision is a pure act of judicial legislation.

Socialism Among the Socially Distanced, by Anna Abbott

By Anna Abbott, EWTN News – With record numbers unemployed, “nonessential” businesses shuttered, livelihoods shattered and rioting in major cities, apologist Trent Horn and economist Catherine R. Pakaluk’s Can a Catholic be a Socialist? (The Answer is No — Here’s Why) (Catholic Answers, El Cajon, 2020) is eerily prescient… The opening chapter, “The Return of Socialism,” explains why economic distress leads to support for socialism. One can see why “Medicare for all” and “universal income” look like lifesavers in a time of crisis.

Bozell: Big Tech Perpetrating ‘Greatest Form of Censorship’ and ‘Election Manipulation This Country Has Ever Seen’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – By preventing Pres. Trump and his supporters from communicating with the American people via social media platforms, Big Tech is attempting to ensure the president won’t win reelection in November, Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell (writes)… “It is the greatest form of censorship, not to mention election manipulation, this country has ever witnessed,” Bozell warns in his opinion piece, “2020 and Big Tech – Election isn’t just about Trump vs. Biden. It’s about fate of democracy.”

President Donald Trump Has Been a Pro-Life Champion, Here’s How, by Maria Gallagher

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – In a dramatic turn-around from the Obama Administration, President Trump and his Cabinet have initiated an agenda which makes pro-life policies a top priority… From filling the Administration with pro-life personnel to directing funding away from Planned Parenthood, the Trump Administration has pursued a consistent and unwavering dedication to ensuring the protection of preborn children and their mothers.

Justice Gorsuch Just Opened Pandora’s Box, by Helen Andrews

By Helen Andrews, The American Conservative – Six months ago, when journalist Christopher Caldwell published a book asserting that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had grown into a “rival constitution” that superseded the old Constitution, everyone laughed. The New York Times review accused Caldwell of rehashing old segregationist arguments. Singled out for particular ridicule was the sentence on the penultimate page of The Age of Entitlement where Caldwell advises conservatives that “the only way back to the free country of their ideals was through the repeal of the civil rights laws.”… No one is laughing now.

Alito and Thomas Smack Gorsuch: ‘A More Brazen Abuse of Our Authority to Interpret Statutes is Hard to Recall’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Here is the opening segment of Justice Samuel Alito’s dissenting opinion—joined by Justice Clarence Thomas—in which Alito summarizes their objecting to the majority opinion written by Gorsuch: “There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation. The document that the Court releases is in the form of a judicial opinion interpreting a statute, but that is deceptive… “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on any of five specified grounds: ‘race, color, religion, sex, [and] national origin.’… Neither ‘sexual orientation’ nor ‘gender identity’ appears on that list. …

School’s. Out. For. Ever., by Jason Morgan

By Jason Morgan, The Remnant Newspaper – Parents, now finally able to see what they are getting for their tax or tuition dollars, have not been amused. It is not the online-ness of the classes that is the problem. It’s the classes themselves… Whether your child is enrolled in a “Fat Studies” course or one of the endless varieties of Race, Class, Gender, and Grievance 101, you have probably stood by agog as he, she, ze, xe, or shim has Zoomed with an “intellectual” explaining the finer points of lesbian protest literature or Maoist theater. Fifty thousand dollars for fifteen PowerPoints about Haymarket is pretty steep, eh Dad? …

Clarence Thomas on Abortion: Liberals Want Limits on Buying Guns But Not on Killing Babies

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – On Monday, Thomas disagreed with the high court about taking a Second Amendment case out of New Jersey, Rogers v. Grewal. According to Breitbart, the state requires people to show a “justifiable need” to own a handgun before the state will issue them a permit… A majority of the Supreme Court justices refused to hear the case, but Thomas disagreed, writing: “One would think that such an onerous burden on a fundamental right would warrant this Court’s review. This Court would almost certainly review the constitutionality of a law requiring citizens to establish a justifiable need before exercising their free speech rights.”

Fr. Frank Pavone: Will the Real Joe Biden Please Stand Up?

By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine – “Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position that life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life. But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews and—I just refuse to impose that on others.” — former Vice President Joe Biden.

Deacon Mike Manno: Rules To Counter Radicals

By Deacon Mike manno, JD, The Wanderer – If you can get a copy of (Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals), or look it up on the Internet, you can read the rules yourself. And as you examine them, you’ll be able to make the connection to how the Radical Left is using them today against both Church and state through such issues as healthcare (control it and you control people), poverty (keep people poor, they are easier to control), education (control what people know), religion (make generic, all good comes from the state), and class warfare (divide and conquer).

Christopher Ferrara Represents Priests, Rabbis, Sues de Blasio, Cuomo, by Christopher A. Ferrara

By Christopher A. Ferrara, The Remnant Newspaper – In the course of representing this diverse clientele on the legal issues presented, I have been struck by the parallels between Roman Catholic traditionalism and Orthodox Judaism. Both constituencies represent marginalized minorities within their religious cohort, both are victim to backstabbing and betrayal by their own supposed co-religionists, and both are radically countercultural on social and moral issues.

First They Came for John Bell Hood, Then Columbus, Then…, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, and Fort Benning are three of the most high-profile U.S. Army bases in the country, where literally millions of Americans have trained over the years. All three bases after named after Confederate generals, however, so they are now the latest target of Democrats, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the media… Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy are holding a “bipartisan conversation” about renaming roughly a dozen military bases that bear the names of Confederate leaders.

President Trump Finalizes Rule Stopping Obamacare From Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has once again issued a pro-life rule that will protect pro-life Americans and help save babies from abortion. This time, his administration has issued a rule to block the effects of a dangerous Obamacare provision that could be used to compel doctors to participate in abortions… The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule today that revises 2016 provisions of the Obamacare section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include “pregnancy termination.”

Seattle Police Chief: There Are ‘Rapes, Robberies’ and ‘We’re Not Able to Get to’ Them, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – There are “rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts that have been occurring in the area that we’re not able to get to,” she said… “So it is not a right for us not to be able to deploy our officers here,” the chief added… The Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building and an approximately six-block area was taken over by radical leftists, including Black Lives Matter activists, on Tuesday, June 9. The area is now called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ.

Why Did This Happen? by Robert B. Greving

By Robert B. Greving, Crisis Magazine – Statistics in the criminal justice system show that blacks are more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, incarcerated, and victims of police shootings. Some conclude this is because of racism on the part of the police. In our medical system, however, we see a similar disproportionality. Blacks are more likely to suffer and die from heart disease and stroke. Why, then, do we not hear cries of racism and “Black Lives Matter” against doctors? After all, both crime and health are largely matters of behavior.

A ‘Terrorist Organization’, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – A wave of anti-police sentiment is being pushed around the country by Marxist Democrats… The hate for police — a type of hate which is apparently okay because the Marxists give that hate their seal of approval — is being backed by not just Antifa, but also some backers of Black Lives Matter… Now, their hatred of all things police fails on a number of levels. First, many police officers, including police chiefs around the country, are black themselves. …

Bill Gates Funds Pharmaceutical Companies Using Aborted Baby Parts to Make Coronavirus Vaccines

By Mat Staver, LifeNews – Earlier this week, I told you about the hazards and warnings concerning the Gates Foundation-backed Moderna dangerously rushing to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. But there is far more behind the “vaccine raace” and it all circles back to computer-entrepreneur-turned-Big Pharma-lobbyist Bill Gates… Perhaps it is no surprise that all the top 5 pharmaceutical companies working on a COVID vaccine are using aborted baby cell lines in their research and all of them are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

BLM Donations Support White Democrats, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – It doesn’t take long after listening to the demands of Black Lives Matter activists to realize that BLM’s primary goal is not the protection and betterment of black Americans but rather the promotion of radical leftist politics. Furthermore, follow the money and it becomes apparent that BLM is little other than a Democrat fundraising operation masquerading as a black civil-rights movement.

How George Soros Controls the Human Rights Industry, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – According to the OSF website, Soros has given away $32 billion since 1984 to “individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, accountable government and for societies that promote justice and equality.”

President Trump Tweets Thanks to Archbishop Vigano, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register – President Donald Trump has responded to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s open letter to him published on Sunday… “So honored by Archbishop Viganò’s incredible letter to me,” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening. “I hope everyone, religious or not, reads it!”… In his June 7 letter, Archbishop Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, praised President Trump’s leadership as he faced criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests over the death of George Floyd.

(Suggested) Reading for the Counter-Revolution, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – I like black history because I like American history. Black History is American history, and conservatives ought not to be defensive about it. Lots of good stuff there that will surprise you, amaze you, make you weep with happiness and shake with rage… If you don’t know it, you don’t know your own country… Where to Start ….

Why Do Americans Fear Their Children? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, CNSNews – For more than a dozen years, I have been sitting on the planning board in the little New England town where we live. Our task is to ensure that as the community grows, the new developments are in harmony with the spirit of the town—which is rural, scenic, and rich in historical character.

Black Trump Supporter: ‘Radical Liberal Journalists…Putting More Poison Into the Black Community Than Any Drug Dealer’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Invited to speak at the White House on Wednesday, a number of black conservative Trump supporters praised the president for what he’s already done for the black community and for what he’ll do now about law enforcement… Several of the guests slammed “media lies,” none more harshly than Raynard Jackson, a Republican political consultant: “What I’d like to say to you, Mr. President, is kind of off the beaten path. I’d like to say to all of the media here that I wish they would quit lying about what you’ve done, specifically for the black community. …”

God Bless Our Cops, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – From Rome to Washington, the Successors to the Apostles wasted no time in affirming the popular narrative surrounding George Floyd’s death. They were perfectly ready to believe that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force against Mr. Floyd because he.. is conditioned to regard a black person as a self-evident threat. They were immediately convinced that Officer Chauvin targeted Mr. Floyd for brutalization solely on the basis that he was black…

Claim: China’s ‘100-Year-Plan’ Can Be Stopped With Four More Years, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Forbes reported last year that the U.S.-China trade war, begun by President Trump, resulted in a year of the weakest economic growth in China in several decades. China’s lopsided trade surplus with the U.S. also shrank… Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, says it is no secret China has been working furiously for decades to realize its plans to dominate the world, known as the 100 Year Plan, which began in post-World War II China in 1949.

Does 2020 Matter Anymore? by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – In most election years past, the great impending event of November would have been dominating news cycles already. But even with two clear candidates set to face off in the fall, election news is shockingly close to radio silence. For two months, Trump’s public image was centered entirely on coronavirus response, until even that was eclipsed by nationwide riots. And America, after five long decades of trying hard, seems finally to have forgotten who Joe Biden is.

Black Conservative Advises, Move Past ‘Victimization…Into Freedom’.. “Our Central Problem is the Breakdown of the Family”

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “Our central problem is the breakdown of the family. Seventy-five percent of all black children are born out of wedlock. They don’t have a father… When I was growing up, men were everywhere. Everybody had a dad. A good one or a bad one, but they had one… There’s no social program, government intervention that’s going to take the place of that. We as black people need to put more focus and use our imagination to reinforce the institution of marriage and family.”

Woke Chaos and Naked Power, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, Townhall – With the death of George Floyd — a heinous atrocity virtually every American decries — unity should have prevailed. Americans hate police brutality; Americans care about black lives; Americans despise looting and rioting; Americans want to protect citizens but preserve the ability of the police to stop crime… Instead, the country seems to be falling apart. That’s because of the utterly chaotic political and media response to the Floyd tragedy: a response that demands agreement but, most of all, requires compliance. You must kneel.

With Nation Aflame, Trump Campaign Eyes ‘Comeback’ Theme, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Americans are witnessing an “insurrection” against President Donald Trump, not protests demanding justice, and it will only help the President on Election Day, predicts a conservative author-journalist… “I think Donald Trump is going to be more popular than ever,” Jerome Corsi tells OneNewsNow… Some current headlines disagree, however, including an Axios campaign story describing “brutal” poll numbers that suggest Trump has lost independent voters.

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘I Grew Up at a Time When There Was Real Systemic Racism’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter,CNSNews – HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he hopes the recent protests are the beginning of Black Lives Matters protesters “being concerned about the many young black men who will be killed in the streets of Chicago this weekend.”… As far as the protests are concerned, I’m very proud of the people who engage in peaceful protest. That’s one of the pillars, one of the foundations of our nation, and we should always protect that. …

Antifa and the Muslim Brotherhood: Birds of a Feather, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.”… So wrote Vladimir Lenin. The Communist Revolution which he engineered did seem to pack many decades of change into a relatively short time. The old tsarist order was quickly overthrown, and, almost overnight, Russia was transformed from a Christian country to an officially atheist state.

 Bill Gates Spending $1.6 Billion to Pressure People to Get Coronavirus Vaccinations, by Mat Staver

By Mat Staver, LifeNews – Current efforts to push immunization passports began in 2018, well before COVID-19. This is important to recognize that this is not a temporary situation or a knee-jerk reaction that will fade away… We are fighting a well-planned, well-funded new level of surveillance. It was conceived by Bill Gates before this disease happened and if radicals get their way, it will continue permanently—or until we rise up to fight it… A roadmap, updated in March of 2019, gives a chilling 5-year plan that we are exactly halfway through. It advocates the following restrictions for travel in Europe…

The Four Horsemen of America’s Apocalypse, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too… But now we have four roots of evil that are guaranteed to do so… No. 1: Victimhood… The first is victimhood. The more people who regard themselves as victims — as individuals or as a group — the more likely they are to commit evil. People who think of themselves as victims feel that, having been victimized, they are no longer bound by normal moral conventions — especially the moral conventions of their alleged or real oppressors… Everyone knows this is true.

On Being Pounded With Lies, Damned Lies, and More Damned Lies About ‘Systemic’ Racism in America, by Dov Fischer

By Dov Fischer, American Spectator – Racism is not “systemic” in America. It does not permeate the System. We Americans are a good people. We just are. People of every imaginable minority — except for Orthodox Jews who wear yarmulkas — now are so woven into the American fabric that America’s social cloth without them would like wool after a bunch of moths had lunch. Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Gays and Lesbians, and all — all such communities are quite prevalent throughout the media, the entertainment industry, academia, doctors and nurses in hospital settings, law firms. Name it. This country simply is not systemically racist. It is such a damned lie.

WATCH! Patriot Post: What the Left Won’t Tell You About the Plight of Black People (Video)

By Patriot Post, Media Editors – The myth of systemic racism.

Who Decides Who and What Is Essential, and Which Lives Matter? by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – It has been two weeks since my motorcycle crash on I-35, at the speed of 75 mph. I just cannot reiterate my sincere and humble gratitude for the outpouring of prayers… As you are reading this missive, I am undergoing surgery on my right shoulder socket to repair the fracture. It is a bit of a struggle to sit and prepare the missive, and I am experiencing neck pain. However, God’s grace has enabled me to survive and even get back into my running routine, back to four miles.

Race, Justice and Religious Liberty in the World, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – As an African American who has held elected office at the state and local level, and served as the US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission, I believe a full and frank discussion on issues of race and injustice is important… I also know too well that many places are far more dangerous for me as a black Christian man than the United States… The religious freedom executive order signed (by Pres. Trump) Tuesday addressed this reality: about a million Christians (mostly people of color) were killed for their faith in the past decade.

DC Archbishop Orders Priests to ‘Protest’ President, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, S.T.B., Church Militant – D.C. insiders tell Church Militant that Gregory is trying to pull a ‘fast one.’… In addition to an obvious violation of civil rights (an employer cannot order employees to particpate in a political protest), the “rally” is also timed to coincide with another protest where leaders will be boisterously demanding that Trump be deposed. D.C. insiders tell Church Militant that Gregory is trying to pull a “fast one” and “mingle D.C. clergy into that other rally” to make it appear that his clergy also want Trump deposed.

The Cancel Culture is Ruthless, by Michael Brown

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

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

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

What’s Dividing and Killing Americans? by Jason Jones

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

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

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

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

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

Trump Triggers DC Archbishop, by David Nussman (Video)

By David Nussman, Church Militant – The archbishop of D.C. is angry at President Trump for visiting a Catholic shrine… The president and the first lady went to St. John Paul II National Shrine on Tuesday — the same day Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom… But Washington, D.C. archbishop Wilton Gregory was not pleased with the president’s public visit, saying in a statement, “I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated.”

Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Being Developed with Fetal Cell Lines Derived from Aborted Babies?

By Jonathan Abbamonte, The Population Research Institute – The race is on to find a vaccine for COVID-19. The good news is that many of the world’s largest vaccine companies are developing promising vaccine candidates using ethically-derived cells. The bad news is that  many of the leading vaccine candidates for the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) are being developed using fetal cell lines that were originally derived from the tissues of aborted babies in the 1970s and 80s.

The Recovery, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – As I write, the violence levels in American domestic rioting have fallen; and the official death rates from the Batflu are also declining. But I am writing dangerously, some hours before this column will appear… Who knows what the media will be shrieking by publication time? There could be spikes to report in either “index.” Dow Jones might be shooting himself down. Some other catastrophe may have been announced.

Rioters Killed Retired Police Chief David Dorn, But No One is Protesting Over His Death, by Jake Dima

By Jake Dima, LifeNews – Retired St. Louis Police Department Captain David Dorn was killed early Tuesday morning outside of a local pawn shop he was reportedly defending from suspected looters, more than 40 years after his time at the police academy, and 13 years after his retirement from the police department… Dorn, 77, died at 2:30 a.m. in the middle of a street after being shot in the torso by suspected rioters, according to the police incident report… “The fact that he was protecting and serving, this is the way, I feel in my heart of hearts, that he would have liked to leave this earth,” Dorn’s son, Brian Powell, told KMOV4.

US Catholic Diocese Threatens to Sue Govt for Restricting Churches But Not Bars, Malls, by Dorothy C. McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean – The Catholic Diocese of Madison has warned civil authorities that it is prepared to take them to court… The May 22 order, which represents the city’s and county’s reopening plan, allows several public establishments to operate at 25% capacity. The 50-person cap imposed on places of worship does not apply to shopping malls, bars, restaurants, spas, gyms, salons, museums, movie theaters, community centers, bowling alleys, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and many other public venues.

America Is Better Than This, by Armstrong Williams

By Armstrong Williams, The Daily Signal – Our societal problems are being exponentially magnified by the decline in the quality of personnel who advance to commanding, decision-making roles in police departments and mayoral offices. This impotence and incompetence is also on full display among the elected officials serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

AG Barr: DOJ Has Evidence That Antifa, Other Extremist Groups Instigated Rioting, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the Justice Department has evidence that Antifa and similar extremist groups instigated violent activity… “While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness – violent rioting, arson, looting of businesses, and public property, assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent. Such senseless acts of anarchy are not exercises of First Amendment rights”

God or the Mob? by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – Should Catholics be excommunicated for holding views on race which are found to be insufficiently woke? The Jesuits seem to think so… In a June 1 editorial, America magazine urged Catholics to “hunger for [social] justice like we do the Eucharist,” and that includes seeking “repentance and reconciliation” for the crimes of the white race. All whites are automatically culpable of those crimes by the fact that our skin contains less melanin.

No Gay ‘Pride Month’ Proclamation for June from President Trump, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has not officially recognized June as “LGBT Pride Month” by issuing a proclamation about it. Trump did not do this during the first three years of his administration and did not do so this year… However, Trump did issue proclamations declaring June as National Homeownership Month, as well as National Ocean Month, and Great Outdoors Month. He also proclaimed June as African-American Music Appreciation Month and as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

Trump Administration Rejects UN Agreement for Coronavirus Assistance That Promotes Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration continued to stand up for the rights of unborn babies this week when it rejected a United Nations aid plan that promotes abortions… According to the pro-life organization C-Fam, which lobbies at the United Nations, the U.S. representatives to the UN refused to approve the UN agreement on global humanitarian assistance for the coronavirus and other emergencies because of the pro-abortion agenda within the plan.

The Treason of the Clergy: ‘Woke’ Prelates Begging for Head-Pats From Arsonists and Looters, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Angry, larcenous mobs organized by radical terrorist groups roam America’s blue cities at will. The same mayors like Bill de Blasio who threatened to seize church and synagogue property six weeks ago, if they violated “social distancing”? Now they won’t use the police to protect the livelihoods and job sites of millions of their citizens. Media that slant every action of President Trump and his allies by reaching for comparisons with Hitler, now spin the march of hooded violent anarchists as “mostly peaceful demonstrations.”

‘Perfect Storm’ Ushers in Danger and Destruction, by Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl

By Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Marie Fischer, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, says it has been like a perfect storm… “We’ve never had it on this level,” she tells OneNewsNow… “The most frightening aspect of this to me … seems to be the complacency of leadership that’s allowing the violence to continue to spiral,” he describes. “It’s shocking to me. The few number of arrests that have taken place during all of this looting and rioting and shooting and killing is stunningly small.

ACTION ITEM! URGENT PRAYER SUGGESTION! Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”, Fr. Z’s Blog

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was the first bishop appointed for the United States in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. He was made the first archbishop when his see of Baltimore was elevated to the status of an archdiocese. John was a cousin of Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Church Obedient, by Emily Finley

By Emily Finley, Crisis Magazine – It was not the head of the Catholic Church who finally condemned the tyrannical decrees of various state governors that churches are to be “nonessential,” while marijuana dispensaries, liquor stores, and abortuaries can remain open. It was President Donald Trump. He said that he is “correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”… In earlier times, the Church willingly submitting to state decrees in gross violation of its freedom to practice the faith would have been a scandal of epic proportions. …

Statement by CV President on Trump Visit to JPII Shrine (and Trump’s Executive Order)

By Brian Burch, Catholic Vote – CatholicVote President Brian Burch released the following statement in response to the visit by the President and First Lady to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C… “The fact that the President of the United States chose the shrine of Saint John Paul II to announce a new Executive Order protecting religious minorities should have been celebrated by all those who love the Church, religious freedom, and the courageous example of St. John Paul II. It is regrettable that the Archbishop of Washington chose this occasion to engage in a partisan attack on the President, especially when the country is in desperate need of healing and unity.

Alliance Defending Freedom: President Trump Issues Executive Order for America to Promote Religious Freedom Worldwide

By Alliance Defending Freedom – President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that prioritizes international religious freedom concerns for United States foreign policy. Specifically, it requires the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to create long-term strategic plans for advancing religious freedom internationally, provides $50 million per year for religious freedom programs, and requires U.S. foreign service members to receive extensive training on religious freedom.

Fr. Paul John Kalchik: A Conspicuous Lack! Bishops Silent as America Faces a Crossroads (Video)

By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant – On Pentecost Sunday morning, as report after report of rioting and looting flashed across the TV from a night of bedlam, the absence of God, the absence of the Church or any of its prelates was conspicuous. Where were the TV Evangelicals weighing in on how looting and burning people out of their homes and businesses is evil? Where were any Roman Catholic bishops preaching about how the wanton destruction and theft of peoples’ property are sinful? 

Laura Ingraham: Violence Is ‘A Coordinated Effort to Eventually Overthrow the U.S. Government’

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Fox News’s Laura Ingraham lives in Washington, D.C., and on Sunday night, she said she witnessed some of the rioting, including the arson at the historic St. John’s church… “I felt like I was back in Iraq in 2006, in February, except I actually felt a lot safer on the streets of Baghdad than I did at times in D.C. last night,” Ingraham told her audience Monday night.

Giuliani: Cities Run by Progressives Don’t Know How to Police, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – The cities that saw violent protests over the death of George Floyd were run by progressives, because progressives “don’t know how to police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Saturday… “Cities run — I’m sorry to get political – cities run by progressive, they don’t know how to police, I’m sorry, 30 cities went up last night. I looked at every one of them Every one of them has progressive Democratic mayor,” Giuliani said.

Trump Administration Tells WHO’s Assembly: “There is No Right to Abortion”, by Marie Smith

By Marie Smith, LifeNews – During the recent virtual meeting of the World Health Assembly-the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO)-the US submitted its written Explanation of Position (EOP) on the COVID-19 Response Resolution, disassociating itself from a number of paragraphs, including two related to “sexual and reproductive health”… The US statement expressed regret at the failure to achieve consensus language in all areas of the resolution and explained….

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Resentment and the Roots of Rage

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – I’m the pastor of a church in a part of town that is challenged socio economically. The folks who live around our campus do not have the advantages with which I have been blessed. Homes and hearts and lives are broken. Many struggle with low income and high unemployment. There is a sub-culture of crime, low aspirations and high addiction. Prostitution and human trafficking simmer in the run down hotels around our church. The homeless wander in we wonder what we can do about it.

Trump and His National Security Adviser Blame ‘Violent Antifa Radical Militants’, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” President Trump tweeted on Sunday… National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told ABC’s “This Week”… that Antifa (far left anti-fascists) are to blame for the eruption of violence in American cities… It’s the violent Antifa radical militants that are coming out, under cover of night, traveling across state lines, using military-style tactics to burn down our cities. And they’re especially targeting the most venerable parts of our cities, George. The minority section, the African-American sections and Hispanic areas and burning down businesses of people that are trying to get a leg up…

Attack on Homeschooling, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Studies consistently show that parents choose homeschooling due to the overall environment of other schools, the quality of academic instruction and the lack of moral instruction… When looking at test scores, homeschooled children consistently outperform the general population of students… Looking at the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or the SAT, homeschoolers score about 72 points higher than the national average… Homeschoolers are still achieving well beyond their public school counterparts… Turning to the American College Test, or the ACT, the national average is 21 out of 36, whereas homeschoolers are just under 23 out of 36.

Chief Justice John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices as Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Restrictions on Religious Services, by Charlie Spiering

By Charlie Spiering, Breitbart – Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices to side with California’s legal argument that they had the right to shut down or limit religious services… Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, and Brett M. Kavanaugh voted against… In his dissent, Kavanaugh argued that “comparable secular businesses” such as supermarkets, stores, hair salons, and marijuana dispensaries were not subject to the same restrictions as churches.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Passionate Plea for People to Stop Rioting, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had a passionate plea for those in her city late Friday evening: go home and stop causing destruction in the name of George Floyd. The Democratic mayor explained that she is the mother of four black sons and continually worries about their safety, but rioting won’t change things.

Medical Examiner Concludes George Floyd Didn’t Die of Asphyxia

By Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner – …a new finding shows the county medical examiner concluded the death of George Floyd was not a result of asphyxia or strangulation… An autopsy of Floyd was conducted Tuesday following his death on Monday after Chauvin restrained him for nearly nine minutes by pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck… The full report… is pending but so far has found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”… The report says the underlying health conditions, combined with Chauvin’s restraint and any possible intoxicants in Floyd’s system, likely contributed to his death.

BREAKING: Trump Cuts ties With World Health Organization, Depriving it of $450M Annually, by Maike Hickson

By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump announced today that the US will cut ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) which has been under heavy criticism for the way it handled the coronavirus as well as for it being strongly influenced by China… “China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said.

‘Total and Complete Victory’: Illinois Governor Withdraws Worship Restrictions, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margarete Olohan, The Stream – The governor of Illinois has withdrawn restrictions on religious services amid the coronavirus pandemic following lawsuits from the Thomas More Society… The nonprofit law firm hailed Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Thursday announcement as a victory after the governor said he would remove mandates on Illinois churches requiring no more than 10 people to be present at services… The mandates will be replaced by recommendations from the Illinois Department of Health.a

Wisconsin Priest Protests Extra Reopening Restrictions on Churches in His County, by Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – A county in Wisconsin has banned “Religious Entities” from having over 50 people inside due to the coronavirus, despite allowing for a 25 percent capacity maximum in restaurants, bars, and malls… Father Richard Heilman, the pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin located in Dane County, called this “discrimination” and organized a rosary rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol this afternoon. Heilman told LifeSiteNews that he has been doing rosary walks on the Wisconsin State Capitol almost daily since May 1.

Democrats Admit Their 2020 Strategy: Lock Us Up and Starve Us Till We Join Them, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – In a piece I wrote with Jason Jones a few weeks ago, we pointed up the looming threat of famine around the world, thanks to America’s open-ended, moving-goalposts lockdown. Millions who rely on U.S. food exports and aid will now go hungry. This amidst a historic plague of locusts that has spread from the Horn of Africa to India, devastating farmers… We asked if “Woke” liberals care about the fate of all those brown people. So far, none seem to. The fate of these millions of mostly non-white, non-Christian poor people means little to Nancy Pelosi, Gretchen Whitmer, and Andrew Cuomo. They want to continue the lockdown until … when, exactly? They never say. …

A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters… Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016… At a closed-door gathering of contributors, she volunteered, to their amusement, that half of all Trump’s voters belong in a “basket of deplorables” for being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”… Their pathologies are part of their character, Clinton was saying. And while many were “irredeemable,” fortunately, they are “not America.”

Religious Freedom in Jeopardy as China Passes New Hong Kong ‘Security Laws’, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – The new laws aim to criminalize anything Beijing considers “foreign interference,” secessionist activities, or subversion of state power, the Washington Post reports. The laws also could allow Chinese security forces to operate in the city… Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that he worries that the new laws will be used to subvert the freedom of religion that Hong Kongers currently enjoy… Hong Kong has had broad protections for the freedom of worship and for evangelization, while in mainland China, there is a long history of persecution for Christians who run afoul of the government.

ACLU Withdraws Baseless Lawsuit, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – As previously reported, the ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit against seven of the twelve (and growing number of) sanctuary cities in late February of 2020. On behalf of their clients, the Texas Equal Access Fund and Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, the suit complained of constitutional violations to the First, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments on the basis of abridging free speech, free association, content and viewpoint discrimination, violating Bills of Attainder, and the laws being vague.

Trump Signs Order Holding Social Media Giants Accountable for Censoring Pro-Life Conservatives, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order holding social media giants like Facebook and Twitter accountable for censoring pro-life conservatives. The big tech companies have repeatedly subjected leading pro-life groups to substandard treatment, subjecting them to shadowbans, false factchecks, and prohibiting them from advertising to grow their audience.

CA Governor Witnessing ‘Free Exercise’ in Action, by Chris Woodward, Steve Jordahl

By Chris Woodward, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Responding to President Donald Trump’s support for churches to immediately reopen because they are “essential,” Gov. Gavin Newsom announced draconian rules that include no congregational singing and limiting building capacity to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less… “At the same time we have shopping malls opening up and down the state packed with people,” says Pacific Justice Institute attorney Brad Dacus, “the governor expects churches to be greatly limited on their ability to function.”

Trump: ‘I Will Override Any Governor That Wants to Play Games’ on Reopening Churches, by Melanie Arter 

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – “I can absolutely do it if I want to, and I don’t think I’m gonna have to, because it’s starting to open up. We need our churches and our synagogue and our mosques. We want them open – churches, synagogues, mosques and others. We want them open, and we want them open as soon as possible,” Trump said… “I can tell you I know a lot of pastors, a lot of rabbis, imams. They want to take care of their people. They don’t want anyone getting hurt or sick, and they’re going to take care of their people. We need these people. We need people that are going to be leading us in faith, and we are opening it up and if I have to, I will override any governor that wants to play games,” he said.

CDC’s Latest ‘Best Estimate’ of COVID Death Rate Is 13 Times Lower Than Initial WHO Claim, by C. Douglas Golden

By C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal – It’s a number that informed so many of our public policy decisions regarding COVID-19: 3.4 percent… On March 3, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a remark during a media briefing that guided how we viewed the threat posed by the novel coronavirus… “While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease,” Tedros said during the briefing… “Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported COVID-19 cases have died.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, Texas – As we approach the upcoming elections in the United States, the candidates stand on religious freedom must be paramount in our choices in the ballot box. The soft persecution of faithful Christians, across the confessional spectrum, is obvious to anyone who cares about religious freedom. The growing hostility toward the symbols of our religious heritage, the mocking of the values informed by religious faith and the overt and open hostility toward people of faith and religious institutions is increasing.

Andrew Cuomo Sent More Than 4,500 Coronavirus Patients Into Nursing Homes, Killing Thousands, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – New York nursing homes were forced to accept more than 4,500 coronavirus patients from hospitals thanks to an order from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a tally by The Associated Press found… Cuomo has come under heated criticism for his March 25 order forcing recovering COVID-19 patients into New York nursing homes — a decision blamed for the state’s high body count among the elderly. The governor waited roughly six weeks before reversing the order on May 10.

COVID-19 Relief and Saving Catholic Schools, by Mary Rice Hasson/Theresa Farnan

By Mary Rice Hasson and Theresa Farnan, Public Discourse – Take a moment as well to appreciate why it is so vital to assist families whose children are educated outside the government school system. Catholic schools are a consistent success story in the often mediocre “big picture” of American education. Catholics, of course, find the deepest benefit in the religious aspect of Catholic education, as our children are nurtured in faith, and love for God and the Church. The intellectual and moral discipline developed through studying the faith and putting it into practice lay the foundation for a lifetime of faithful citizenship and service.

7 Highlights From National Coronavirus Recovery Panel’s New Recommendations, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Stream – State and local governments should get ready to reopen K-12 schools, but also prepare hospitals and public transportation systems for a possible second wave of COVID-19, according to a new round of recommendations from the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission (NCRC)… The NCRC, assembled by The Heritage Foundation, is made up of 17 experts with experience in government, public health, disaster response and relief, academia and education, business, and the faith community. Launched April 6, the panel now has released a total of 264 recommendations.

This Memorial Day, Honor Fallen Military and Medical Personnel, by Randolph May

By Randolph May, CNSNews – But who can doubt that this year, on this Memorial Day, we should not also solemnly remember all the doctors, nurses, physician assistants, other medical personnel – and all other myriad first responders and essential front-line workers – who have risked their lives, and in some instances sacrificed them, to secure the well-being of us all. Like our fallen soldiers, we remember their sacrifice and honor their memory on this Memorial Day… In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan reminded us: “If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I am warning of an eradication of that – of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.”

Wuhan Suicide Spike, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – In the government’s attempt to save lives, Wuhan pandemic lockdowns have led many people to take their own, say doctors on the West Coast… Physicians in Northern California attest that they have seen more deaths from suicide than from COVID-19 during the pandemic lockdown. “The numbers are unprecedented,” said Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, saying that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.

Trump Identifying Houses of Worship as Essential, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – President Donald Trump announced on Friday… all churches, synagogues, and mosques to open now, adding that he is overruling the nation’s governors… “Today I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques, as essential places that provide essential services. Some governors have deemed the liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So, I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential,” Trump said.

Viganò Vindicated, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – A German political scientist is warning of a new world order post-Wuhan… Prof. Felix Dirsch, a German theologian, philosopher and political scientist, is defending Abp. Carlo Viganò’s appeal against the increasing dangers of globalism following the pandemic… He points out that Viganò’s appeal, titled “A Call For the Church and for the World,” released on May 7th, was widely dismissed by German state media companies, like ARD and ZDF, as a “conspiracy theory.”…

Death-Obsessed (Video), by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Much of the world remains on lockdown: businesses closed (some permanently); schools empty; public gatherings cancelled — all of this, to slow the spread of a virus so hospitals don’t get overwhelmed… Some of the most vociferous advocates for shutting down the economy and enforcing social distancing — in the hope of reducing the number of deaths — are political leftists who support abortion and assisted suicide… It also led to a total shutdown of public Masses throughout the nation.

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses, by Joseph Pearce

By Joseph Pearce, Crisis Magazine – It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselves picking up the pieces of broken religious practices following an unprecedented time in history in which the faithful were deprived of the sacraments through the orders of their bishops, as distinct from the orders of Caesar in his various historical guises. This was a strange scenario, to say the least, and one which many have found extremely unsettling.

Andrew Cuomo Deflects Blame for Thousands of Nursing Home Deaths: “Ask President Trump”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the order that sealed their fate, but he is now attempting to deflect blame for killing thousands of nursing home residents who perished because he signed an order requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients… In March, as the coronavirus crisis broke, pro-life leaders urged state and federal leaders to protect people who are elderly and have disabilities from medical discrimination. Instead, Cuomo signed the order on March 25 that has resulted in thousands of deaths in nursing homes.

Report: Vatican Is Moving ‘Full-Steam’ in Courtship of Beijing. by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – John Allen wrote that the Vatican is “covetous of a relationship with China, and often apparently willing to stifle objections and give away a great deal” in order to make headway… In short, “the Vatican is moving full-steam ahead in its courtship of Beijing, with the ultimate prize remaining full diplomatic relations, a secure legal standing for the church, and partnerships on the global stage,” Allen wrote… His case in point was the notorious 2018 provisional accord between the Holy See and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the naming of Chinese bishops…

Improving the Odds for An Ethical Vaccine, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – If a vaccine for CO19 become available in the coming months, would you be comfortable taking a vaccine that was derived from: placental cells, tobacco leaves, bone marrow, insects, or the dismembered bodies of aborted children?… This is not a purely theoretical question. You may face that sort of choice.

Harvard Prof. Doubles Down: Many Homeschool Parents ‘Extreme Ideologues,’ Want to Raise Kids in Christian Faith, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, who caused a stir in April by calling for a near-total ban on homeschooling, doubled down in a recent interview, complaining that “many homeschooling parents are extreme ideologues, committed to raising their children” in evangelical Christian “belief systems.”… This apparently is very dangerous, according to Bartholet, “because society may not have the chance to teach them values important to the larger community, such as tolerance of other people’s views and values.”

CDC Now Says Coronavirus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ Via Contaminated Surfaces, by Madeline Farber

By Madeline Farber, Fox News – For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from “touching surfaces or objects” — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take “practical and realistic” precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Improperly Applied for and Received $80 Million in Coronavirus Funds, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion business improperly applied for and received $80 million in federal funds meant to support small businesses as they battle the economic fallout from the coronavirus. America’s biggest abortion company is coming under fire today for the fraudulent actions and pro-life advocates are calling on the Trump administration to make the abortion giant repay the money.

Florida Has 11X Fewer Coronavirus Deaths Than New York Because Pro-Life Ron DeSantis Protected Nursing Homes, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, LifeNews – Florida and New York are states with similar population sizes, but dramatically different approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic… New York has over 14 times as many coronavirus-related deaths as Florida, with a heavy concentration among senior citizens, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, gained praise in the media for his performance in press conferences if nothing else, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has been heavily criticized in media reports.

Nikki Haley: ‘The Gov’t Ended Up Helping a Lot of People They Shouldn’t Have’ in COVID-19 Stimulus Bills

By Craig Bannister, CNS News – Ultimately, “our kids and our grandkids” are going to have to pay the nation’s growing multi-trillion-dollar debt, and we won’t be able to tell them their money was well-spent, Haley said: “We need to slow that train. We need to understand that there’s going have to be some tough decisions made. And we’re going to have to start seriously looking at the debt… “We’re looking at going on $25 trillion in debt and we’re passing that to our kids and our grandkids – and I’m don’t know that we can tell them that that money was spent wisely.”

Truth, Not Politics, is at the Root of the Left-Right Divide, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – Three years ago, I wrote a column explaining left-right differences on 35 different subjects. Any one or two of them would make for a major political/cultural divide. Thirty-five make the divide unbridgeable… As the thesis itself is not really debatable, what is more difficult to explain are the roots of this divide… I believe it is commitment to truth…

Bill Barr: the Unsung Hero of Covidtide, by W. Edgar Thompson

By W. Edgar Thompson, Crisis Magazine – As of this writing, just five percent of Americans have not been on some form of lockdown over the past seven weeks to curb the spread of Covid-19. As society reopens, politicians, pundits, and business leaders are divided over the next step. So is the Catholic Church… In some areas not hammered so hard by Covid, bishops seem eager for parishioners to regain a sense of normalcy, and thus are reopening churches, albeit slowly. Yet others, undoubtedly responding to the risk, reject that idea. For instance, Catholic churches in Georgia will remain closed through the end of May.

Fauci vs. Trump — Who’s Right? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Ultimately, Fauci is not “The Decider” here. Trump is… It is he who is accountable to the nation for weighing the losses, both human and material, due to his decisions… Fauci may be the best at what he does, but he is still only an adviser. As John F. Kennedy said after the Bay of Pigs, it is the president who ultimately bears responsibility for what he does and fails to do, while “the advisers may move on to new advice.”

Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) have filed suit against Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., alleging that she targeted them for exposing Planned Parenthood back when she was the state attorney general… The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. It says, “This complaint seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech.”

The Other Virus Victims, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Mental health advocates are warning that government and health authorities are doing little to help people suffering from lockdown-related conditions… A new report published by mental health advocacy organization Well Being Trust is sounding the alarm that more than 75,000 people may die from “unprecedented economic failure paired with massive unemployment, mandated social isolation for months and possible residual isolation for years, and uncertainty caused by the sudden emergence of a novel, previously unknown microbe.”

U.S. Democrats Propose Ominous ‘6666’ Bill for Coronavirus Tracing, (w/Video) by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – In a bizarre story that seems so much like a conspiracy theory that you need to check it out for yourself, House Democrats have proposed a measure to fund tracing of individuals believed to have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus and require them to quarantine. What makes the story seem so far-fetched is that the bill number is H.R. 6666. No joke!

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Huge Mistake’ Not to Reopen Schools; ‘I Don’t Think Any of These Experts Are Omniscient’, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “I don’t question Dr. Fauci’s motives,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) … “I think he’s a good person. I think he wants what’s best for the country, but he’s an extremely cautious person… “And I don’t think any of these experts are omniscient. I think they have a basis of knowledge, but when you prognosticate about the future, and when you advocate for things dramatic and drastic, like closing all the schools, you should look at all the information.”… “I mean, shouldn’t we at least be discussing what the mortality of children is?”

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella: COVID Kills the First Amendment

By Fr. Mario Alexis Portella, Crisis Magazine – Edmund Burke once said, “People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.”.. By the grace of God, as a society we have not reached that level of despair amid the present global pandemic. That does not mean, however, that morally-inclined people will not fight the injustice of politicians, especially when they seek to separate from God and from each other ….

Here’s Why Pro-Lifers Should Vote for Trump, Even if They Don’t Like Him, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pavone made a case for the president in a forward for a new book, “A Catholic Vote for Trump” by Jesse Romero and John McCullough… “The election is not about private virtue; it is about public virtue,” Pavone wrote. “Pro-abortion Democrats try to make us focus on what they believe in private about abortion, as an excuse for us to ignore the public policies they create that make it continue. Let’s not make the same mistake in reverse.”… Pavone said Trump has been true to his promises to defend the right to life for unborn babies and protect religious freedom.

Catholic Bishops Call on AG Barr to Enforce Obscenity-Porn Laws, Protect Youth, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him “to confront the ongoing harms wrought by the pornography industry and to protect its victims” through vigorous enforcement of obscenity laws and investigation of porn producers…. The bishops stressed in their Apr. 30 letter that “pornography harms families and communities,” and “when viewed by the young, it provides a terrible model and expectation of how persons should treat each other, potentially leading to coercion or violence.”

WATCH: Doctor Slams California Gov Gavin Newsom for Closing Churches, Keeping Abortion Clinics Open, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A California family physician criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for closing churches while allowing abortion facilities to keep killing unborn babies in elective abortions during the coronavirus crisis… BizPac Review reports Dr. Jeffrey Barke, a family practitioner and medical director of Pathways to Independence, an organization that helps women at risk, recently spoke at a rally protesting the Democrat governor’s actions… “Gov. Newsom has gone too far. Gov. Newsom has stepped on our liberties and our freedoms,” Barke said in a video of the rally.

Plandemic: The COVID-19 Video YouTube and Facebook Don’t Want You to See, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – Over the last couple of days, I’ve had several friends send me a link to a video about COVID-19 called “Plandemic.” They said they can’t post it on Facebook; Facebook either removes it or threatens them with suspension before they try to post it. When I went to the URL on YouTube, it had been pulled for allegedly violating YouTube’s terms of service.

Still No Transparency in Vatican Financial Investigations, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The Vatican, which is struggling to regain public confidence in its financial dealings, announced late last week that “individual measures had been arranged for some employees of the Holy See.”.. In case you need a translation, that deliberately opaque statement means that some Vatican workers had been disciplined. The disciplinary measures were imposed, the Vatican explained, to follow up on “those adopted at the beginning of the investigation of financial and real-estate investments of the Secretariat of State.”

Over Half of US Counties Have Had No COVID-19 Deaths, by Norbert Michel

By Norbert Michel, The Daily Signal – With many state and local governments starting to relax stay-at-home orders, it’s instructive to examine just how concentrated the spread of COVID-19 has been in the U.S… Although all U.S. states have reported cases of COVID-19, the distribution of the cases and deaths has remained heavily concentrated in a small number of states, and among a small number of counties within all states… Just five states — New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California — account for 54% of all of the confirmed cases in the U.S. and 61% of all coronavirus deaths.

Scary Stuff! Bill Gates: “Things Won’t Get Back To Normal Until We Have Gotten A Vaccine Out To The Entire World”

By Tim Hains, RealClearPolitics – “So, you know, we’ve got to use quarantine, which is an old thing back from the days of the plague as our primary tool,” he said. “Fortunately, if we use that well enough, we should, towards the end of this month, start to see those numbers level off. … “It is fair to say things won’t go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world,” he added.

The Beat Goes On in Daleiden Case, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In David Daleiden’s criminal case, Thomas More Society just filed an appeal of the superior court judge’s decision where he found Daleiden could be charged with the ten remaining felony counts… “We want to challenge that through the California appeals system where it starts with another superior court judge, and then we would go up to the court of appeals and, if necessary, the Supreme Court of California,” reports Thomas More Society attorney Peter Breen.

Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic, by Jeffrey A. Tucker

By Jeffrey A. Tucker, American Institute for Economic Research – The flu spread from Hong Kong to the U.S., arriving Dec. 1968 and peaking a year later. It ultimately killed 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly over the age of 65, and one million worldwide… Lifespan in the US in those days was 70 whereas it is 78 today. Population was 200 million as compared with 328 million today. It was also a healthier population with low obesity. …

Pro-Lifers to Appeal Ruling Forcing Them to Pay Planned Parenthood $2 Million for Exposing Its Baby Part Sales, by Alexandra Snyder

By Alexandra Snyder, LifeNews – A federal judge issued a final judgment in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP) on Thursday… The abortion giant sued CMP in January 2016 after CMP published a series of videos showing PP directors negotiating the sale of baby body parts for profit in violation of state and federal laws. Planned Parenthood sought millions of dollars in compensation for security upgrades after CMP investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were able to easily gain entrance to abortion industry conferences and other meetings.

Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood: Coronavirus Relief Funds Meant for Small Business Not Abortion, by Micaish Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration assured Americans this week that coronavirus relief funds will not be distributed to the Planned Parenthood abortion business… The Blaze reports Congress allotted $2.4 trillion in aid for the global health crisis through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, last month. The spending package includes $349 billion for small businesses, and pro-lifers expressed concerns about abortion facilities being able to qualify for that money.

Two Crucial Tests for Home Schooling, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Many home-schooling parents … have taken upon themselves the task of educating their children precisely because they don’t want to give those children an education comparable to what the public schools provide. In far too many public schools, students are more likely to learn about climate change and transgender rights than about the multiplication tables and ABCs.

Trump Talks Education on Call With Catholic Leaders, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – President Donald Trump held a call with more than 600 Catholic leaders on Saturday that focused on education and relief funding during the coronavirus pandemic… Catholic educational leaders on the call touted the work of Catholic educators during the pandemic, and explained the financial difficulties facing Catholic schools… Bishops, diocesan school superintendents, and other Catholic stakeholders from across the country all participated, according to a briefing on the call provided by the White House, and accounts of participants.

Possible New Coronavirus Vaccine Made With Cells Taken From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Prominent bioethics groups are raising concerns about a potential new coronavirus vaccine because British scientists used material from aborted babies to make it… According to Crux Now, the Oxford University research project has many hoping for success after a human trial began last week… However, the scientists used cell lines derived from aborted babies in their experiments — something many pro-life and Catholic leaders have been urging scientists not to do, the report states.

Why Did Americans Agree to a National Lockdown? by Jay W. Richards

By Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., Ex. Editor of The Stream – It’s one thing to agree it would be best to work from home and avoid large crowds, or to quarantine people who are sick or at severe risk. It’s another for cities and states to order healthy, low-risk people not to go to work or church, or even to leave their houses, and to arrest them if they don’t comply. States can rightly do this only in the most extreme emergencies. Most Americans have never witnessed this, or anything like it — even in the middle of a hurricane.

There Is No “Pro-Life” Position on the China Virus, by Jason Jones, John Zmirak

By Jason Jones, John Zmirak, The Stream – During the crisis caused by the virus China unleashed on the world, we’ve seen some pro-lifers stumble. No doubt they’re eager to keep their vital cause relevant to current events. So they claim that there is a “pro-life” position on the lockdown… They embrace maximum restrictions on business, to “save every life” possible. That’s exactly how pro-infanticide New York Governor Mario Cuomo talks, too… Such people claim that those of us who fear government tyranny, and the hunger, chaos, and suicides linked to an economic depression are being “callous” or even “anti-life.”

Trump’s Top Diplomat Says Admin May Never Restore WHO Funding Over Coronavirus, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “It may be the case that the United States can never return to underwriting, having US taxpayer dollars go to the WHO,” Pompeo said in one of two Fox News interviews this week, Reuters reports. He added that the administration would “take a look at” whether it’s time for a different organization to supplant the WHO’s role… Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced a temporary suspension of the more than $400 million the United States sends the WHO every year, pending a review of its “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

SIGN THE LIFESITENEWS PETITION: Pres. Trump Don’t Give Federal Funds to COVID-19 Vaccines Made from Aborted Baby Cells

LifeSiteNews – We are urgently appealing to President Trump to direct that any new COVID-19 vaccine, receiving federal taxpayer funding, uses NO aborted human fetal cells in its development… Please SIGN this petition which asks President Trump to prioritize only ethical COVID-19 vaccine development with federal funds, and keep his pro-life promise… The Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services guidelines were only redrawn last summer to prohibit the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Government’s main medical research center, from using human tissue obtained from abortion in their research.

CARES Act Hurts Small Businesses, by Thomas Gallatin 

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – One of the most common occurrences when Congress rushes to fix a problem is that there are unintended or unforeseen consequences created by the “solution.” In fact, the bigger the “fix,” the greater the probability for it creating more problems than it solves. Congress’s recent $2.2 trillion CARES Act provides yet another classic case reinforcing this principle… The Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the CARES Act that provides forgivable loans to “small” businesses to help them stay afloat and retain their employees throughout the China Virus-induced economic shutdown, has been undercut by other provisions within the overall legislation.

Federalist Society Expert: Bankruptcy for States ‘Would Finish Off What’s Left of Federalism’, by Robert Kraychik

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed support for allowing states to use bankruptcy to discharge certain liabilities. “I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” he said. “It saves some cities, and there’s no good reason for it not to be available.”… Baker continued, “States have residual sovereignty. Like the federal government, neither can be sued without their consent. That’s the nature of sovereignty. This proposal, if ever enacted, would finish off what’s left of federalism.”

With Only 6 Members Participating, Senate Passed $483-Billion Spending Bill by ‘Unanimous Consent’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a $483-billion spending bill to further aid Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic—with only six members of the 100-member Senate participating… The bill was approved by the “unanimous consent” of senators—most of whom were not there when that approval was given.

‘Green Recovery’: Calls for “Ecological Conversion”, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Pope Francis and the secretary-general of the U.N. delivered similar green messages on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day… Francis admonished the world for failing to tackle climate change, claiming the Wuhan virus is nature’s response for man’s sins against earth… Pope Francis: “We have sinned against the earth, against our neighbors and ultimately against the Creator… The pontiff made a plea for so-called ecological conversion and called for the world to unite to combat climate change… Pope Francis: “At the same time, we need an ecological conversion that can find expression in concrete actions.”

The Melee Over the Models, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “We were being told all along the way that the death rate for this was somewhere between two and five percent – and it appears that that’s just not true,” says Bauer. “There seems to be a real lack of perspective on all of this. … And a fair history, he says, will not be kind on the media. “The media did an abysmal job. They did their best to stoke more panic,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And quite frankly, they were more interested in killing Trump politically then they were in killing the virus.”

Bankrupt NY Dioceses of Rochester, Buffalo Sue SBA for Payroll Loan Access, by Matt Hadro

 By Matt Hadro, CNA – The dioceses of Buffalo and Rochester allege in their lawsuit that the SBA implemented the PPP relief program “in a manner that unlawfully excludes debtors in bankruptcy,” violating the bankruptcy code by doing so… In September of 2019, the Rochester diocese filed for bankruptcy, and on February 28, the diocese of Buffalo announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 reorganization after being the subject of more than 200 abuse lawsuits filed.

The Bitter Fruit of the Secret Vatican-Beijing Accord, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – As you may already have seen, Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit-run Vatican journal, is now available in China. The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, welcomed the appearance of the Chinese edition as “fruit of the friendly encounter with the rich tradition of the Chinese people.”… It isn’t surprising that China would welcome Civilta Cattolica. The magazine has enthusiastically supported Pope Francis in his outreach to the Beijing regime. Its editor, Father Antonio Spadaro, traveled to Beijing last June to organize a “Forum for Civilizational Dialogue.” The current issue features an editorial entitled: ”Confidence in the Journey of the Church in China.”

Is Homeschooling ‘Dangerous’? Parents, Former Students Respond to Harvard Professor, by Mary Farrow

By Mary Farrow, Catholic News Agency – While coronavirus is forcing most families to make school at home work whether they want to or not, Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law at Harvard University and faculty director of the law school’s Child Advocacy Program, has argued that homeschooling is “dangerous.” Her views were featured in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine… Among other things, Bartholet argues that homeschooling puts children at risk of abuse by their parents, while if children were in public schools, they would be among teachers who are mandatory reporters of any suspected abuse that may be taking place.

The CDC Testing Disaster, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, National Review – The New York Times reports today that the CDC failed to follow its own protocols when creating coronavirus tests, sending kits out across the country that had been rendered ineffective because they were tainted with the COVID-19 due to sloppiness: Problems ranged from researchers entering and exiting the coronavirus laboratories without changing their coats, to test ingredients being assembled in the same room where researchers were working on positive coronavirus samples, officials said. Those practices made the tests sent to public health labs unusable because they were contaminated with the coronavirus, and produced some inconclusive results.

Rights for LGBTs—But Not God, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – On the Saturday of the Easter Triduum, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed Senate Bill 868, called the Virginia Values Act, which “prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public or private employment, public spaces and credit transactions,”… The bill—which was submitted by Adam Ebbin, the first openly gay person elected to the Virginia Senate—makes Virginia the first Southern state to offer such protections for LGBTQ persons.

AP: Trump to Temporarily Suspend Immigration to U.S.

AP – President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus… “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” Trump tweeted late Monday. He offered no details about which immigration programs might be affected by the order…

Alarmists Struggle to Keep Climate Panic Alive as ‘Earth Day’ Turns 50, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Earth Day has also taken on a decidedly more religious tone as organizers have perceived the power of organized religion to motivate people to climate change action… The 50th World Earth Day has been dedicated to Pope Francis and roughly coincides with the 5th anniversary of his encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato sí… “We are honored by the commitment” that the pope puts “into uniting people around the importance of the Earth at this very important time,” said Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day, and Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network. “His encyclical Laudato Sí underlines the powerful relationship each of us has with our one Planet.”

A Trump Judge Tips the Balance, but Things Stay the Same, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – In times of contagion and war, unelected judges have been rightly timid about challenging the decisions made by figures in elective office, who bear a more direct responsibility to the people whose lives are in danger.  And so I began my last column as I noted that the issue of abortion could have a dramatic effect in disrupting that convention long settled in our law, as it has upended other parts of our law.

What Will Be the New American Cause? by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan – The situation in which America will find herself after the virus passes and depression lifts will be almost unprecedented… We will have the same treaty obligations to go to war on behalf of dozens of nations in Europe and Asia and at the same time, we will be running deficits on the order of $3 trillion a year with a shrunken economic base… If Trump wins, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded… The watchword will be what it has lately been: “America First.”

If Half the Country’s Deaths Were in Montana, Would New York Shut Down? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – According to The New York Times coronavirus report, as of Sunday, April 19, 2:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 35,676 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,690 were in the New York metropolitan area… That means that more than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New York metropolitan area… What makes this statistic particularly noteworthy is that the entire death toll for 41 of the other 47 states is 7,661.

Catholic Bishops, Pro-Life Leaders: COVID-19 Vaccines Should be ‘Free From Any Connection to Abortion’, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – U.S. Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders have sent an open letter to federal health authorities and the Trump administration calling for them to ensure that Americans will have access to coronavirus vaccines which are “free from any connection to abortion.”.. The letter begins: As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we write to express our gratitude to you and the U.S.FDA for all of its efforts to combat the virus and to ask for your help to ensure that Americans will have access to vaccines that are free from any connection to abortion.

What’s at Stake with the Reopening of the Nation, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – America’s leaders have some very difficult decisions to make in the days ahead. If they wait too long to reopen the nation (or, their state), they risk crippling the economy. This would result in much human suffering for years to come. But if they open things up prematurely, the virus might spread out of control. This, too, would result in much human suffering, especially in the short term. What is the right thing to do?

Observations on COVID-19, 245 Years After ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – How troubling that here we are, 245 years later, and some elected officials are mandating that gun stores and gun ranges are non-essential. Yet, these same progressive socialist elected officials will tell us that businesses that sell marijuana are essential. They have told us that required surgeries are now “elective,” such as hip replacements, and in some cases, cancer removal procedures. But as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan asserted, murdering a preborn baby is an essential medical procedure.

In Wuhan, the Science Is Deafening, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins. Washington Update, FRC – By December, China’s own scientists were dying. And when the virus finally landed on American soil, Asian expert Gordon Chang was convinced the outbreak pointed — not to a wet market — but to the lab itself. Two months later, the evidence seems to agree. “Since [February],” he told me on “Washington Watch,” “we’ve learned a lot more.” The most important thing is the research from a British medical journal that found no connections between COVID-19 and the wet market.

Press Release: Bishop Chairmen (Four) Urge FDA to Develop Ethical Vaccine for COVID-19

USCCB – The letter noted that “among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.” Furthermore, “there is no need to use ethically problematic cell lines to produce a COVID vaccine, or any vaccine, as other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are available and are regularly being used,” the signers stated. “It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience.”

AG Barr ‘Very Concerned’ About ‘Personal Liberty’ After Gates Proposes Digital Vaccine Certificates, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Following Bill Gates’ proposal for “digital certificates” proving a person has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said he was “very concerned about the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.”… “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it,” the Microsoft founder had speculated… Barr added he was concerned about “the tracking of people and so forth, generally, especially going forward over a long period of time.”…

Commentary: Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – And seeing what happened on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the coronavirus could have a major impact on U.S. global commitments… Americans were already coming home from the Middle East, drawing down our 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after a deal with the Taliban, and moving our 5,000 troops in Iraq into fewer bases… We have disengaged from the Saudi war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and are drawing down our forces in Syria… In Libya’s civil war, it is Russians, Turks, Egyptians and Gulf Arabs, not Americans, who are the supporting actors… American soft power is also in retreat from the world.

Kudlow: ‘May Will Be a Transition Month’; Sen. Kennedy: ‘Tofu and Arugula Crowd’ Won’t Like That, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “I mean heck, I want people to go back to work,” Larry Kudlow said on Fox News Thursday night… Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) warned that “the tofu and arugula crowd are not going to like the president’s plan” to reopen the country… “They think that we should leave the economy shut down until there is no more coronavirus,” Kennedy said… “That’s not realistic for two reasons… It’s bone-deep, down-to-the-marrow stupid. Number one, the economy will collapse, the world economy will collapse if ours does. And number two, as we saw in Michigan, the American people are not going to stand for it.”

Opinion: Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – It is by now obvious that the Dems are determined to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in a last desperate attempt to get the president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has launched yet another Trump investigation, said his call to reopen the economy is “sinful,” and colluded with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to block the GOP effort to pass financial aid without which even more Americans will lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the nation’s Democratic governors refuse to ease their job-killing lockdowns, despite indications that the spread of COVID-19 has already passed its peak.

Hundreds of Pro-Lifers Protest Kentucky Governor for Closing Churches, Keeping Abortion Clinics Open, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Hundreds of Kentuckians traveled Wednesday to the state capital to protest Gov. Andy Beshear’s health restrictions that are allowing abortion facilities to remain open while closing churches and businesses… Beshear’s restrictions on elective medical procedures, non-essential businesses and gatherings of more than 10 people are supposed to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. But the pro-abortion Democrat governor has refused to apply those same restrictions to the state’s only abortion facility, which continues to destroy unborn babies and put mothers at risk.

Christianity Is Not Trump’s Native Tongue, and So What? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Last week, President Donald Trump wished the country “Happy Good Friday,” and all hell broke loose. Suddenly, everyone was an expert on Catholic theology—or, at least, the emotional rubrics going along with Holy Week. Sure, most religious folk would not use the phrase “Happy Good Friday.” But most religious folk understood what he was trying to say, and they let it slide. Not the Left, though.

New Documentary Slams Vatican Deal with Chinese Communists, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “All the religions in China are controlled in the same way,” Cervellera declares. “Especially now as in China there is a great religious rebirth of all religions but especially of Protestants and Catholics, the government is really scared of this religious growth, so it tries to control all religions and tries to suffocate this religious rebirth.”… According to the priest, the 2018 China-Vatican agreement on the naming of bishops “serves for a precise government motive: that is, to eliminate the so-called non-official church, whose faithful do not identify with the Patriotic Association.”

Opinion: A Mitigation Disaster: A National Stay-At-Home Order Would be Deadlier Than COVID-19, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – Thomas Sowell famously wrote, “Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.” This is essentially where we are in our response to COVID-19. Thus far, every projection of potential fatalities has been far too high, including the projections issued by the Coronavirus Task Force last week. We know all too well from past experience, however, what the human cost will be if we pursue mitigation strategies that result in widespread unemployment — as would a national stay-at-home order. It will not be, as Dr. Fauci suggests, “inconvenient.” It will kill more of us than COVID-19. It will be, as the president has warned, worse than the problem itself.

The Government Is Destroying Our Cities, But Trump Might Be Onto A Cure, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is right that “things will look different”: When our front doors finally swing open and we come out blinking in the sunshine, our cities and towns will be mere husks of what they were just a month ago. Empty storefronts, boarded-up shops, terrible local “art installations” in windows that once showed friends and families laughing over their favorite dish and bottle of wine… Nine states have issued similar “plans.” Washington, D.C. chimed in Wednesday, extending the shutdown another month. Meanwhile, the House and Senate are fighting when they’re talking at all.

Governor Andrew Cuomo: “God Did Not Stop the Spread of the Virus,” Humans Did, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, LifeNews – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on CNN yesterday and he said something that I found really bizarre and outrageous. The governor said that the progress being made in New York against the coronavirus has nothing to do with God… “Our behavior has stopped the spread of the virus,” Cuomo said. “God did not stop the spread of the virus.”.. Of course, the left is quick to blame any human tragedy on God, mockingly asking why He would allow it. But is the governor, who claims to be a faithful Catholic, really that clueless?

130+ Congressmen Urge Trump to Keep Ban on Aborted Fetal Tissue Research in Race for COVID-19 Cure, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – More than 130 members of Congress urged President Donald Trump “to maintain your current fetal tissue research policy and to redirect funds toward ethical, successful alternatives to combat COVID-19.”… The pro-life representatives, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, thanked Trump in an April 14 letter for his “decisive actions to protect human life and human dignity on every front,” praising him for having brought “great hope to our nation.”

Do Illegals Deserve a Piece of the Stimulus Pie? by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “For one thing, this is not Christian,” contends Dr. Alex McFarland, a Christian apologist and author. “It’s not constitutional and not good for the country. And let me say with great emphasis that these leaders, including Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, don’t speak for American Christendom. And I would say specifically Russell Moore doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Southern Baptists that he frequently presents himself as representing.”… But if Christians want to throw their money toward something that stands against what they believe and teach, McFarland says they are certainly free do so.

“The Sooner the Better”: Reopening the Economy, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “Not everyplace is New York City,” he points out. “Why should Wyoming or Nevada be under the same restrictions as New York City, which is highly densely populated? I think that was wrong from the beginning. There should have been more local input. There should have been less panic, to tell you the truth, as far as restricting all work places so that the economy ground to a halt. We’re paying a heavy price for that.”

Trump Halts Funding for WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump this afternoon announced he would halt federal taxpayer funding for the WHO, the international agency that has botched its response to the coronavirus… WHO has been accused of lying to the world about the coronavirus and it has come under fire for saying killing babies in abortions is somehow an essential procedure as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic… Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will halt monetary contributions to the World Health Organization while the administration reviews the mistakes it made managing the pandemic…

DOJ Sides With Mississippi Church in Drive-in Worship Case

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest supporting a Mississippi church in its lawsuit against the Greenville city government after congregants were issued $500 dollar tickets for refusing to leave a drive-in worship service… “[T]he Department filed a Statement of Interest in support of a church in Mississippi that allegedly sought to hold parking lot worship services, in which congregants listened to their pastor preach over their car radios, while sitting in their cars in the church parking lot with their windows rolled up,” Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday, reports Fox News.

Pope Promotes Guaranteed Income, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – It was in this context that Pope Francis wrote, “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage, which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out. It would ensure and concretely achieve the ideal, at once so human and so Christian, of no worker without rights.”… In addition to a universal wage, the pope expressed his hope for universal access to “the three Ts that you [EMMP] defend: Trabajo [work], Techo [housing] and Terra [land]. These are the three human basics around which EMMP organizes its global activities.

What Price Victory — in the Coronavirus War? by by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – What price victory in this good and necessary war to kill the virus? Is it unseemly or coldhearted to ask?… At what point do we “declare victory and get out,” as one senator told us to do in Vietnam, rather than continue to sustain the U.S. war dead, even if that meant South Vietnam would fall to our common enemies?… Economists at J.P. Morgan are forecasting that the U.S. gross domestic product will fall by 40% this spring and unemployment will reach 20% of the labor force this month… These are numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Human Inaction over Climate Change, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change… Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Closes Churches for Easter But Lets Abortion Clinics Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kansans are being told to stay home from church on Easter Sunday and limit all gatherings to 10 people or fewer as coronavirus cases begin to peak in the U.S… Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order is supposed to save lives. But she excluded the most vulnerable when she allowed abortion facilities to remain open through the health crisis… The Kiowa County Signal reports pro-life lawmakers in the state criticized Kelly for showing favoritism to the abortion industry, which destroys lives, while so many Kansans are sacrificing to save them.

Opinion: God Help Us All: Dr. Fauci Knows Exactly What He’s Doing, by Michael Thau

By Michael Thau, American Thinker – Last Thursday, the scientific mastermind behind the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation now constituting the two main pillars of America’s ingenious new public health strategy delivered some bad news. Dr. Fauci says we’ll have to keep living like this until the virus is eradicated… No remotely similar brutal experiment in tough love has ever been tried. So it’s anyone’s guess how bad things will get. The Great Depression saw just three consecutive years averaging around a 9% decline in GDP. Unemployment peaked at 25%. Much worse is already projected in just the coming months.

Outrageous! Dr. Birx Went All-In on Bill Gates-Funded Coronavirus Model – Sits on Gates-Funded Foundation Board, by Cristina Laila

By Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit – Dr. Birx decided to throw away several proposed models for the Coronavirus outbreak and went all-in on a single model funded by Bill Gates… As TGP reported Thursday, the IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) model for the Coronavirus the White House is relying on is complete garbage… The US economy has been virtually shut down, unemployment spiked and small businesses are on the verge of shuttering based on faulty projections… The IHME model, which is funded by Bill Gates, is using New York and New Jersey data and applying it to the rest of the US.

From Wuhan to You and … by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Since the first few Americans returned from Wuhan unwittingly carrying this virus, the situation has dramatically escalated. As of Tuesday, the CDC estimated there were 374,329 COVID-19 cases in the United States and 12,064 COVID-19 deaths… “So,” Pompeo told Perkins on March 24, “Every day that the Chinese Communist Party sat on this information and didn’t do the right thing, and instead punished doctors who were attempting to alert the world about what was taking place there in Wuhan, increased the number of people who would be exposed, and thereby put all of us all around the world — and the Chinese people as well — put them at unnecessary risk, too.”

The End of Our Longest Lent, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – This time of silent streets and police-enforced solitude, of contamination phobia and social distancing, can serve as a kind of desert in which we can end this Lent. And have some hope for Easter. You just need to know where to look. I hope that each of us is doing what he can for those around him. That we’re all still remembering to pray, even without fellow congregants or candles, or choirs and waving palms…. Jesus prayed alone in the desert for 40 days, stripped not just of followers but even friends. Have we ever really thought about how lonely He must have been?

Bozell: Liberal Media Weaponizing COVID-19 Against Trump When They Should Be Rallying America, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – In “How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump,” Bozell explains the ways a partisan media are using the virus to attack Trump, rather than to unite Americans’ efforts against a deadly, common enemy: “America faces an existential threat from the COVID-19 virus, but our response is made needlessly more difficult because a partisan media has weaponized the virus as a cudgel against the president. Instead of a rallying point for America, our fight against the pandemic has become a political football.

President Trump Asks Americans to Pray for Our Nation: “With the Grace of God, We Will Overcome”, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, LifeNews – During yesterday’s White House press briefing, President Trump asked Americans to pray for our nation, those grieving loved ones and those most impacted by the crisis. Here are excerpts of the president’s remarks: “While we may be apart from one another . . . we can use this time to turn in prayer in our own personal relationship with God. I would ask that all Americans pray for the heroic doctors and nurses, for the truck drivers and grocery store workers, and for everyone fighting this battle.

Trump: ‘We See Light at the End of the Tunnel’; ‘I Would Ask That All Americans Pray’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – (Pres. Trump) took note of the fact that he was speaking on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world: While we may be apart from one another, as you can see from our great churches, our great pastors and ministers are out there working very hard, but we may be apart, we can use this time to turn in prayer in our own personal relationship with God… I would ask that all Americans pray for the heroic doctors and nurses, for the truck drivers and grocery store workers, and for everyone fighting this battle…

UN Plan to Spend $2 Billion Fighting Coronavirus Will Include Killing Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – United Nations leaders are pushing through a $2 billion spending plan for the coronavirus that includes funding to abort unborn babies in elective abortions… According to C-Fam, abortions are considered “essential” in the new proposal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres… The plan is supposed to provide funding for developing countries to buy medical supplies, food and other basic resources during the pandemic. However, C-Fam discovered that “sexual and reproductive health and rights” also are listed as a key priority in the plan.

Planned Parenthood President: Protecting Babies From Abortions is “Heartless”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood acting president Alexis McGill Johnson slammed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as “heartless” Tuesday for allowing Texas to temporarily halt elective abortions… The ruling overturned a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing unborn babies instead of obeying a state-wide halt on non-essential medical procedures. Gov. Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results, by Tim Andrews

By Tim Andrews, The Federalist – The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread throughout the world, having infected more than 100,000 people and causing the deaths of more than 4,000. Officials in charge of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have rightly received plenty of criticism about how they’ve managed the outbreak, with nearly half a million people calling on WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to resign.

Dr. Fauci: We Can Relax Social Distancing When We Have No New Cases, New Deaths, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that once there are no new coronavirus cases or new deaths from COVID-19, social distancing can be relaxed… During the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, a reporter asked whether social distancing guidelines will be in effect until there is a treatment or vaccine… “I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no new deaths at a period of time. I think it makes sense that you will have to relax social distancing,” Fauci said.

Trump is Working to ‘Flatten the Curve’ of Economic Slowdown, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Governor Mike DeWine’s early and aggressive response to the coronavirus pandemic helped Ohio minimize the damage from a public health perspective. Similarly, President Trump is preparing the entire country for a rapid post-COVID economic resurgence, even while he works to provide state and local leaders the resources they need to fight the virus.

Managing a Disaster, by Walter E. Williams

But what about hoarding? Often hoarding creates the shortage. In uncertain times, people may purchase three dozen eggs instead of one dozen. They may want to maintain stockpiles of canned goods and buy up large quantities of cleaners, paper towels and toilet paper. This kind of behavior has left some with overflowing freezers, shelves of sanitizers and garages full of toilet paper while their neighbors are left either wanting for the same items or paying what some call “excessive and unjustified” prices.

5th Circuit Allows Texas to Ban Abortions, Saving Babies and Helping Coronavirus Patients, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted a lower court ruling that stopped Texas officials from banning abortions to help conserve medical resources to combat the coronavirus… The federal appellate court ruling overturns a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing babies in abortions instead of obeying the governor’s order to halt non-essential medical procedures. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals and medical clinics that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

The Other Pathogen: Power-Seeking Politicians, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Americans are rightfully engaging in prudential measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from COVID-19… But as this virus — and the reaction to it — has advanced, Americans have seen another more ancient threat reemerge in our society: excessive government… While COVID-19 is a threat to human health, excessive government is a threat to human liberty… Americans should act with thoughtfulness and diligence to preserve both health and liberty. We want not only to live but also to live free… Some politicians have a different view. They have used the threat this virus poses to public health to threaten a fundamental liberty.

CARES Act Massively Expands Government, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – As the dust settles following Congress’s hurried passage of the China Virus1 pandemic emergency relief package2 known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, spending details of the 880-page $2.2 trillion behemoth are now becoming known, and it’s not a pretty sight. While billions of dollars go for needed virus relief, roughly $600 billion goes into government coffers. It’s the biggest one-day expansion of government power ever, with the vast majority going to increase the welfare state… It’s clear that Big Government proponents, especially the Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, followed Rahm Emanuel’s advice and didn’t let this crisis go to waste. What may be an even greater danger than government expansion is the precedent this crisis action has produced.

Rev. Graham: Wasn’t Pelosi ‘Fiddling,’ Wasting Days, By Loading Pork Into $2 Trillion Relief Bill?

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stating that because President Donald Trump supposedly fiddled in his early handling of the coronavirus, which allegedly cost American lives, Rev. Franklin Graham wondered what Pelosi was doing by wasting days to force federal pork barrel spending into the $2 trillion relief bill… Some of the questionable “relief” spending the $2 trillion bill, as reported by Fox News, includes the following,
• $10,804,687,000 for international development
• $350,000,000 for refugee resettlement
• $93,000,000 Congress ($25 million of which is for “salaries and expenses”)
• $75,000,000 for PBS stations
• $75,000,000 for the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
• $75,000,000 National Endowment for the Humanities
• $50,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
• $25,000,000 for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
• $7,500,000 for the Smithsonian Institution

Death by Identity Politics, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – There’s nothing like a catastrophe to show us what it is that we worship… The past few weeks have further proven that many Americans believe they can buy safety—witness the shocking stripping of basic goods from grocery stores at a level far beyond what people actually need. And in just the past few days, as Congress has wrangled out a stimulus package ostensibly designed to support struggling businesses and individuals, it has become abundantly clear what the real gods of our nation are: on the Left, identity politics, and on the Right, unbridled economic growth.

Trump Orders Former Troops Back to Active Duty to Fight Virus, by Mario Parker

By Mario Parker, Newsmax – President Trump issued an order Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops and members of the National Guard and Reserve back to active duty to augment forces already involved in the military’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Post reported, quoting senior U.S. officials said… The president signed the order for Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and individual members “and certain Individual Ready Reserve” members, Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement released just after midnight on Saturday morning, the Post reported.

Leading Coronavirus Vaccine Development Using Cells of Aborted Babies

By Children of God for Life, LifeSiteNews – In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are racing to provide a vaccine to prevent further spread of the disease. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company that has been recently touted in news headlines for its developing mRNA-1273 vaccine to fight the virus, uses aborted fetal cell lines… Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a prolife organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal material in vaccines and medicines, said her suspicions were raised after checking Moderna’s patents and in particular, the use of the Spike (S) protein.

Gallup: News Media Ranked Worst in Response to Coronavirus, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – From among nine different leaders and institutions in the United States that are responding to the coronavirus, hospitals were ranked at the top with 88% approval by Americans, according to Gallup, and the news media were ranked last, the worst, with only 44% approval… President Donald Trump received a 60% approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus and Vice President Mike Pence earned a 61% approval rating.

Opinion: Can This Pandemic Usher in a New Era? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq… When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of the pandemic, Russia reciprocated. Moscow announced it would cancel its war games along NATO’s border… Nations seem to be recognizing and responding to the grim new geostrategic reality of March 2020: The pandemic is the real enemy of us all, and while we fight it, each in hs own national corner, we are in this together… Never allow a serious crisis to go to waste, said Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel during the financial crisis…

Man Who Almost Died From Coronavirus Tells Fox News How Drug Backed by Trump Saved His Life, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – A 52-year-old man who thought he was going to die as a result of the coronavirus told Laura Ingraham of Fox News that he believes the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine saved his life… Rio Giardinieri says he had been suffering with a fever for nine days, that his breathing became worse, speaking became difficult, and that he expected to die as a result of the coronavirus… But Gardinieri decided to request hydroxychloroquine from medics after a friend of his from a prayer line told him about the drug. That friend had seen the drug covered recently on Ingraham’s show.

Trump’s Strategic Foresight Is Being Put to the Test, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – Even in the first bleak days of the war, FDR kept reminding the nation why and how America would win. That confidence was not based on fantasies but on rational calculation and justified optimism… In the present crisis of the coronavirus, what will determine the effectiveness of President Trump’s leadership is not what the media screams today or the polls say tomorrow. The praise of his supporters or the predictable damnation of his enemies won’t matter.

American Spirit Shines Amid Coronavirus Crisis, by Louis DeBroux

By Louis DeBroux, The Patriot Post – The American people are, in the words of President Donald Trump, “one big beautiful American family.” How true that is. Like family we get along with some more than others… no family in the world sets aside differences and strengthens each other in times of crisis more than the American people. Whether it be the aftermath of the radical Islamist terrorist attacks of 9/11, the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a massive outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest, or flooding following Hurricane Katrina, we come together to rescue our neighbor, comfort them, and help them put their lives back together.

Coronavirus: Interrupting Abortions, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Faithful Catholics are prayerfully pleading for a cure to the Chinese virus, but a happy side-effect is also occurring: Louisiana, Texas and Ohio each have issued orders suspending all non-essential surgeries, and that includes abortions… The three remaining Louisiana abortion mills will be closing, and the facilities appear to be complying for now… However, an official at one of the three, Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, said they are intending to fight the directive amid their closure.

Inaccurate Virus Models Are Panicking Officials Into Ill-Advised Lockdowns, by Madeline Osburn

By Madeline Osburn, The Federalist – As U.S. state and local officials halt the economy and quarantine their communities over the Wuhan virus crisis, one would hope our leaders were making such major decisions based on well-sourced data and statistical analysis. That is not the case… A scan of statements made by media, state governors, local leaders, county judges, and more show many relying on the same source, an online mapping tool called COVID Act Now… An interactive map provides users a catastrophic forecast for each state, should they wait to implement COVID Act Now’s suggested strict measures to “flatten the curve.”

‘Catholic Democrat’ Is an Oxymoron, by Peter Maurice

By Peter Maurice, Crisis Magazine – Like all communist states, the Chinese hate and persecute Christianity. The “disease” is godless ideology, not ethnicity… Just so with the Democratic Party disease: it has its own godless ideology. Just as Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo pretends that China is the nation that best fulfills the Church’s social doctrine, our diocesan newspaper lauds the Democratic Party’s social programs. When it comes to a Catholic’s duty to reject pro-abortion candidates, the tone is measured, nuanced, and pastoral…

CNA: Virginia Governor Makes Attending Church a Criminal Offense

CNA – Virginia governor Ralph Northam has made it a criminal offense to attend church services of more than 10 people. An executive order went into effect in the commonwealth on Tuesday, March 24, making any non-essential gatherings a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail or a fine of $2,500… “All gatherings of more than 10 people are banned statewide… This does not include gatherings that involve the provision of health care or medical services, access to essential services for low-income residents, such as food banks; operations of the media; law enforcement agencies; or operations of government.”

CNSNews Staff: $6 Trillion: Kudlow Says Coronavirus Bill Will Be ‘Largest … Assistance Program in History of United States’

By CNSNews.com Staff – Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Counsel in President Donald Trump’s White House, said today that the coronavirus bill they are preparing now will be “the single largest Main Street assistance program in the history of the United States.”… “So, the total package here comes to roughly $6 trillion: $2 trillion direct assistance, roughly $4 trillion in Federal Reserve lending power,” said Kudlow at a White House briefing.

Pro-Life Groups Call for National Ban on Abortions During Coronavirus Crisis, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today the leaders of national and state-based pro-life groups sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar calling for an end to abortions during the coronavirus crisis. They are calling on all public health officials to oppose the promotion of abortion amidst our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic… The letter was signed more than 50 pro-life leaders, including LifeNews.com.

WND: Reagan’s Economist: ‘Stimulus’ Will Make Things Worse

By WND Staff, March 23, 2020 – Angry Republicans are blaming Democrats for holding up a $1 trillion stimulus package meant to provide relief to Americans and businesses amid the coronavirus crisis, but the man whose economic theory became a cornerstone of Ronald Reagan’s revolution hopes the plan will die… Art Laffer, in an interview Monday with Fox News, called the bill a “helicopter money proposal” of handouts that has a bad track record historically… “It never works, it just causes the problem to get worse and worse,” said Laffer, known for his… “Laffer curve.”… “You don’t tax people who work and pay people who don’t work and expect more work,” he said.

Report: Democrats Push Pork for Planned Parenthood in Coronavirus Package, by Dr. Susan Berry

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – The Hill reported Sunday that one of the reasons bipartisan support for a massive coronavirus stimulus package has fallen apart is, once again, because Democrats want the bill to prop up Planned Parenthood… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday she will be moving ahead with her own emergency relief package and ended hopes for an immediate vote in the Senate to further assistance for the nation in the midst of the crisis caused by the virus that originated in China.

COVID-19 Will Change Healthcare, by Brian Mark Weber

By Brian Mark Weber, Patriot Post – On Tuesday, President Donald Trump took the bold step of ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to waive potential HIPAA penalties, thereby clearing the way for telemedicine. Now, a patient with coronavirus symptoms can consult with a real doctor from home…

The Economic Disaster Media And Washington Haven’t Begun To Notice, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – The U.S. economy is in trouble, and if you can believe it, that trouble isn’t simply the closure of Main Street, the massive number of nationwide layoffs, and the danger of financial crisis we’ve all heard about. As companies run out of cash, pushing them toward insolvency, our country’s business-to-business trust is at risk of coming apart, tearing and ultimately collapsing the delicate system that keeps industries as diverse as farming, chemicals, and aluminum profitable and solvent.

Democrats Block Senate Coronavirus Package, by Sean Moran

By Sean Moran, Breitbart – Democrats blocked a coronavirus package on Sunday that would provide economic relief to businesses and Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak… The Senate GOP package failed, with 47 votes in favor and 47 against, which fell 13 votes short of what was necessary to advance the legislation… An angry Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed Democrats for voting against the bill and blamed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for nixing bipartisan negotiations over a coronavirus package.

Trump: The Cure Can’t Be Worse Than The Problem, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – President Trump teased the idea of being less restrictive in the U.S.’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus after the 15-day period to flatten the curve has ended… “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” Trump tweeted in all caps. “At the end of the 15 day period, we will make a decision as to which way we want to go!”… The message comes as 10 states have more than 500 cases of the virus, with New York becoming the epicenter in the U.S. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday the state has 16,887 confirmed cases, which is approximately 5 percent of the cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Rev. Graham: ‘Thank God’ We Have a President Who ‘Knows How to Take Charge’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapmanm, CNS News – In a Friday post on Facebook, Rev. Franklin Graham said, “CNN is now accusing President Trump of peddling false hope. The truth is, America does need hope now.”… “The President has put our country on war-time footing,” said Graham. “He has cut through red tape. He has directed suppliers to produce the medical equipment and supplies we need. He has taken measures with travel and more to protect our citizens.”

Today’s Heresy: Questioning the Response to the Coronavirus, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Economies are being destroyed around the world, including in the United States. This is happening not because of the devastation of the Coronavirus but because of the governmental fear that the virus might be devastating if extreme anti-plague measures are not adopted. As the prevention measures become more and more stringent, most of the public assumes they are more and more necessary—that COVID-19 must really be a very serious threat. After all, even if it isn’t so bad right now, it might mutate into something worse.

Who Defines Fundamental Human Rights? by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – We find rights to freedom of speech and freedom of press and freedom of religion; we find a right to bear arms; we find a right to trial by jury; we find a right to vote; we find a right not to be a slave; we find a right to purchase alcoholic beverages; and so on. But we find no right to abortion… Unless the Court changes its ways (which it might if it has a stable conservative or “originalist” majority), we expect that in the not-too-distant future it will “find” in the Constitution a “right” to polygamy, a right to be euthanized, and a right to be transgender.

Seamless Garment or Political Comforter? by Michael M. Uhlmann

By Michael M. Uhlmann, Crisis Magazine – In a recent editorial promoting the seamless-garment thesis, the National Catholic Reporter provided its list of “other” issues, which included “war and peace, immigration, tax cuts, housing, the death penalty, economic justice, welfare reform, the federal deficit, civil liberties, education, health care, crime, and on and on.” How fox hunting failed to make the list, I do not know, but the idea seems to be that a good Catholic is a liberal Democrat. That was surely not the bishops’ intention in the 1970s, but many have drawn just that inference.

The Coronavirus Response Shows That Federalism Is Working, by Michael B. Dougherty

By Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review – nd so people are asking questions such as, “Why didn’t the U.S. federal government shut down restaurants and bars the way France and Spain did?” Or they are kvetching about the president. Writer Molly Jong-Fast complains, “So the states are basically governing themselves because our president doesn’t know how to president at all?”… Well, no. It’s simple: Our president doesn’t have dictatorial powers, even in a national emergency. The president doesn’t have authority to shut down your local gin joint. Your state governor does have this power, in extraordinary circumstances. 

Catholic Pro-Life Leaders Endorse President Trump: He’s Been Excellent on the “Sanctity of Life”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A new group of Catholic pro-life leaders has come together to support President Donald Trump and they are encouraging Catholics nationwide to support the president, saying he has crafted an excellent record on pro-life and religious liberty issues… The leaders are not only endorsing Trump but putting together a new campaign coalition, Catholics for Trump, meant to encourage Catholics nationwide to support re-electing the president this November. The new coalition was set to begin operations next week with a kickoff rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but that event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

Hypocritical Democrats Block Born Alive Protection, by Daniel John Sobieski

By Daniel John Sobieski, American Thinker – Democrats whine about children being separated from their families and allegedly kept in cages at the border, and they worry about them catching the coronavirus, but they believe in abortion from conception until birth and even after, beholden as they are to an intolerant left that says “reproductive care” includes leaving a newborn baby on a table until it dies, as Dem. Gov. Ralph Northam, states.

Joe Biden Betrays His Fellow Catholics, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – This means, dear papist, that the odds are on a Catholic nominee—that is, a “pro-choice Catholic” nominee. It’s sad.. that once again, as in 2004, the Church that has long been so solidly, so consistently, so eloquently, and so stridently pro-life will be embarrassed by another lifelong, professing Catholic who rejects those teachings at the highest national stage… In 2004, that Catholic was John Kerry, another man of the northeast who was raised Catholic, went to the U.S. Senate, sought the nomination of a once-great political party that has lost its mind on cultural issues, and proceeded to sell his soul to Planned Parenthood, bowing to the party’s golden calf of Roe v. Wade. It’s a tragedy, really.

Why Prayer is Wise During a Pandemic, by Michael R. Egnor, MD

By Michael R. Egnor, MD, The Stream – Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne ’s undies are in a knot because the coronavirus task force, led by U.S. vice president Mike Pence, prays together. Oh my… There’s even a picture of the virus task force praying together! We don’t need prayer; we need science! Here’s the photo, which distresses me but doesn’t surprise me… [a]fter all, one godly intervention is just as delusional as another! (Jerry Coyne, “JESUS ‘N’ MO ‘N’ PENCE” at Why Evolution is True)

Trump Stops Pelosi From Putting Abortion Funding in Anti-Coronavirus Bill, House to Pass Clean Measure, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In a victory for the Trump administration and pro-life Americans, pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi has relented and agreed to a deal with the Trump administration to pass a clean version of the economic stimulus bill dealing with the coronoavirus. A clean bill with the Hyde Amendment attached to it will receive approval from the House of Representatives tonight and will be signed into law on Monday after the Senate approves it.

English Catholics Implore Vatican: ‘Tear Up’ Deal With Communist China, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – “We the undersigned are writing to express our burning anxiety at the Vatican’s treaty with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the light of the China Tribunal’s findings into forced organ harvesting,” the letter published in the Catholic Herald begins… The London-based human rights group, China Tribunal, told the U.N. Human Rights Council in September last year that China takes skin, kidneys, lungs, and hearts from members of the persecuted religious groups, especially members of the proscribed Falun Gong religious group and Uighur Muslims.

Trump: ‘Large Scale’ Coronavirus Testing Coming Soon

By Thomson, Reuters, Newsmax – President Donald Trump says coronavirus testing in the United States will soon happen on a large scale, citing cuts in red tape… “The changes have been made and testing will soon happen on a very large scale basis. All Red Tape has been cut, ready to go!” he wrote in a tweet Friday morning… Trump also criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the U.S. organizations leading the fight against the deadly infection, for having a testing system that he said would “always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic.”

Will the Coronavirus Kill the New World Order? by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans — a third of the nation — could contract the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1%… Translation: Between 750,000 and 1.1 million Americans may die of this disease before it runs its course. The latter figure is equal to all the U.S. dead in World War II and on both sides in the Civil War.

President Trump Suspends Travel From the European Union to Protect Americans From the Wuhan Virus, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – President Donald Trump announced new travel restrictions from the European Union. Beginning Friday at midnight, all travel from Europe to the United States will be suspended for the next 30 days as a means of protecting the American people from the Wuhan Virus… “After consulting with our top government officials, I have decided to take several strong but necessary actions to protect the health and well-being of all Americans. To keep new cases from entering our shores, we will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days”….

Sanctuary Cities Now Shielding Criminal Illegal Immigrants From ICE, Resulting in Horrific Crimes, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – They say they want to protect “undocumented” aliens. The sanctuary cities won’t let ICE take them. But most say they’ll give up illegal immigrants who have been charged or convicted of serious crimes. Sanctuaries send ICE the fingerprints of those incarcerated… Illegal immigrants are called “illegal” because they commit a crime by being in this country without permission. But still, most aren’t criminals in any other way. They’re not threats… And at least the sanctuary cities help ICE protect America from the criminals. Or do they?

Bernie: Real Socialism Has Never Been Tried, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, National Review – But leftists like Bernie like to act as if socialist ideology is incompatible with totalitarianism, when the opposite is true. The nationalization of industry and dispensing with property rights — necessary for any genuine socialism to occur — can’t be instituted without coercion and a centralized authoritarian effort. And even if the effort to redistribute property is first supported by the majority, as soon the state comes for your stuff — and it always does — the “democratic” part of the equation starts to dissipate.

Trish Regan: Dems and Media See Coronavirus as ‘Impeachment All Over Again’ – And, They Don’t Care Who They Hurt, by

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Democrats and liberal media are using the coronavirus in another effort to impeach Donald Trump, and they don’t care how many Americans need to suffer in the process, Fox Business Channel’s Trish Regan said at the opening of her Monday show… “Don’t kid yourself: they told us how much they crave a recession as a way to get rid of Donald Trump,”… “We’ve reached a tipping point. The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him – and only him – for a virus that originated halfway around the world! This is yet another attempt to impeach the president.

Tucker Carlson Blasts Democrats: “They’re Not Pro-Choice In Any Sense, They’re Pro-Abortion”, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused Democrats of hypocrisy related to a Supreme Court abortion case, saying that Democrats are “not pro-choice in any sense, they’re pro-abortion.”… Carlson spoke Friday night with Live Action founder and president Lila Rose regarding June Medical Services v. Russo, a Supreme Court case in which an abortion provider is challenging a 2014 Louisiana state law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility…. “It’s not a ban on abortion, it’s a safety requirement,” Carlson said Friday. “In the 1990s, Democrats said they wanted abortion to be ‘safe, legal and rare.’ So you would think they’d welcome a law like that, to make it safer.”

The Violence of the Left, by R. R. Reno

By R. R. Reno, Editor, First Things – As Ed Whelan notes, abortion is an issue that inflames passions, and no doubt Schumer meant to exploit those passions. But the rhetoric of direct threat is noteworthy. “You will pay the price.” “You won’t know what hit you.” Is Schumer implying physical assault? Assassination? Or does he merely mean to wave the threat of impeachment, should Democrats attain sufficient power on Capitol Hill?… I am struck by the double standard. The media constantly warns us about the supposed threat of right-wing violence, carefully monitoring conservatives and condemning them whenever their rhetoric seems to encourage “extremism.”

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: ‘Civilization as We Know It Is at Stake’ in 2020 Election, by Joshua Caplan

By Joshua Caplan, Breitbart -Pelosi made similar comments claiming that President Trump’s possible re-election threatens the world as House Democrats readied two articles of impeachment against the president… “The damage that this administration has done to America — America is a great country, we can sustain — two terms, I don’t know,” Pelosi said at a CNN town hall event in December. “Civilization, as we know it today, is at stake in this election.”.. Pelosi is no stranger to assigning over-the-top descriptions about President Trump or his agenda…

How Do You Know Trump’s Doing a Great Job Responding to Wuhan Virus? When Gavin Newsom Says So, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – While there are plenty of critics of President Trump’s handling of the Wuhan virus, one person who is not complaining is progressive California Gov. Gavin Newsom—and that should be telling… Speaking to reporters about the administration’s cruise ship response, Newsom said Trump delivered on all of his promises to him during a private phone call to help California, which is in a state of emergency over the virus… “We had a private conversation, but he said, ‘We’re gonna do the right thing’ and ‘You have my support, all of our support, logistically and otherwise,'” Newsom said at a news conference.

Is This How Europe Ends? by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan – George W. Bush was goaded into invading Iraq. Barack Obama was persuaded to overthrow Colonel Moammar Gadhafi in Libya and the Assad regime in Damascus. Obama ordered U.S. forces to assist Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his war to crush Houthi rebels who had ousted Riyadh’s resident puppet in Yemen… And what has the West reaped from our Mideast wars?… In Syria and Yemen, we have helped to create two of the world’s greatest human rights disasters. In Libya, we have a new civil war. In Iraq, we now battle Iran for influence inside a nation we “liberated” in 2003

Bernie Unveils ‘Reproductive Justice’ Plan: Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Till Birth, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Democrat presidential contender and avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has formally unveiled the abortion agenda he’s running on in 2020, collecting in a single location the various absolutist promises he has made to the abortion lobby… The Vermont senator’s so-called “Reproductive Health Care and Justice for All” plan pledges to repeal the Hyde Amendment, thereby allowing direct funding of elective abortions with tax dollars; make contraception “free” and available over-the-counter; and “significantly” expand “funding for Planned Parenthood, Title X, and other initiatives” that offer and promote abortions.

Detroit Abp. Vigneron Cozy With Pro-Terrorist Imam, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Detroit archbishop Allen Vigneron works closely with Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi, a Detroit-area Islamic cleric who recently praised a terrorist mastermind and often publicly denounces President Trump with inflammatory rhetoric… Vigneron has a history of interfaith activity with Muslim leaders, earning the prelate the “Interfaith Partner Award” presented by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan in 2011.

If You Think American Democrats Rejected Socialism, Think Again, by Scott Morefield

By Scott Morefield, Townhall – Nope, come hell or high water, the Democratic establishment wasn’t about to nominate an avowed socialist to lead their party. But it would be a mistake to start thinking these people are even halfway sane, much less that they have anything in common with conservatives. Interestingly, to some on the right, Biden’s win signaled that the Democratic Party establishment, and indeed the Democratic voters who chose him over Sanders, aren’t as crazy as some of us might have thought they were. For example, conservative radio host Ben Shapiro called the election results “excellent news for the country.”

Blacks Fed Up, Leaving Dems in ‘Blexit’ to GOP, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “[A] majority [of black voters] (54%) believe that the Democratic Party has not done enough for the African American community,” the latest Politico poll revealed… “Black Americans are waking up,” Candace Owens asserted on the Mike Huckabee Show. “They’re realizing they’ve been sleeping at the wheel, and really, what I’m saying is just to embrace your future – you can be in the driver seat of your future.”

Should We Just Write America Off as a Botched, Godless Experiment? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Why does the U.S. have such a distinctive history? What is exceptional about us? How are we different from “normal countries” (Barack Obama’s term), like those in Western Europe, which are mostly content to dissolve their sovereignty in the secretive, autocratic European Union?… If you ask most American liberals, and the historians they read, the answers are clear. We aren’t distinctive. We’re not exceptional, except that we embraced “diversity” through mass immigration before Europeans got the memo. We are a normal country, like France or The Netherlands.

Will the Church Put Islam on Life Support? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Suppose the Muslim world were to lose faith in Islam. Suppose that Muslims ignored the Koran, stopped going to mosque and dismissed Muhammad as a blood thirsty warlord and slave trader. How would the Catholic Church respond? Would Church leaders greet the news enthusiastically, and declare their solidarity with the newly emancipated Iranians, Saudis, and Egyptians? Would they declare their esteem for the millions who had finally thrown off the yoke imposed by a false prophet 1400 years ago?

Pope Prays Chinese Catholics Will Be ‘Good Citizens’—By Beijing’s Standards? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens,” the Pope said in his video message, adding that “they need to achieve the unity of the divided Catholic community.”… Of course Christians should be good citizens, and of course Catholics should work for unity within the Church. But in the context of the current situation in China, the Pope’s message is truly stunning, because his prayer intention expresses exactly the message that Beijing authorities want to convey.

Lawmakers Arguing Both Ends of Abortion Spectrum, by Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts

By Chris Woodward, Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) introduced the Woman’s Right to Know Act… “[Under this legislation] when a woman goes into an abortion clinic and is seeking an abortion, the abortionist will be required to give her information about medical risks regarding the abortion, as well as the gestational age of her child,” she tells OneNewsNow. “And also [she must be informed] where that child is in its development so that she is making a fully informed decision.”

Rev. Graham: Schumer’s Threats ‘Can Feed Hate and Can Lead to Violence’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) publicly threatening harm to two Supreme Court justices — “you will pay the price” — can “feed hate” and “lead to violence,” said Rev. Franklin Graham in denouncing the senator’s recent statements… In a March 5 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, “It’s really sad and concerning that Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer would threaten these conservative Supreme Court justices. He went too far.”…”Now he has tried to reel his comments back in, but statements like his can feed hate and can lead to violence,” said Graham… “His words were extremely toxic and dangerous,” said the reverend. “Our nation needs healing. Join me in praying for our leaders.”

The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College, by Trent England (2019)

By Trent England, Imprimis – Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. During the debates over ratifying the Constitution, Anti-Federalist opponents of ratification barely mentioned it. But by the mid-twentieth century, opponents of the Electoral College nearly convinced Congress to propose an amendment to scrap it. And today, more than a dozen states have joined in an attempt to hijack the Electoral College as a way to force a national popular vote for president.

Why We’ve Got to Get the Coronavirus Response Right, by Peter Brookes, Brayden Helwig

By Peter Brookes, Brayden Helwig, Daily Signal – The Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak thus far has been robust as the disease that originated in Wuhan, China, spreads across the world… Through a combination of travel restrictions, quarantines, and keeping the public informed on the best public hygiene practices, the administration has focused on slowing the entry of the disease into the United States and then containing it… Thus far, the disease has infected more than 96,000 people worldwide, across some 80 countries—and at least 163 Americans in 18 U.S. states.

EWTN Voter Polling Spotlights Views of Younger Catholics, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – As the 2020 general election nears, the second of four polls from EWTN News and RealClear Opinion Research highlights a generational divide when it comes to Catholic teachings on abortion and marriage — one that exists even among more devout Catholics… It also reveals how younger Catholics, ages 18-34, view the current political landscape and the 2020 candidates… In terms of presidential voting preferences, the youngest age group were those most likely to favor Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and the least likely to approve of President Donald Trump.

Not the Party of JFK? Today’s Dems Aren’t Even the Party of Bill Clinton, by Daniel Venturino

By Daniel Venturino, The Stream – My grandma will not vote for any of them, and, I’m guessing, neither will millions of retirement-age Democrats. Election Day will come, they will get up, get dressed, make a cup of coffee and spend the rest of the day feeling somewhat ashamed that they would not be going to the polls for the first time in decades and wishing they had someone to vote for… When was the last time you heard a nationally prominent Democrat say they loved America?

With Louisiana Abortion Case, the Supreme Court Can Re-Establish the Rule of Law, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer,

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – The Supreme Court has been the accomplice of the nation’s abortion advocates for almost half a century. In 2020, however, the high court has the opportunity to end this unholy alliance… On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case — June Medical Services v. Russo — that will allow the court to right many of the wrongs of its abortion jurisprudence… The June case involves a challenge by abortionists and abortion businesses to a Louisiana “hospital admitting privileges” law. The Louisiana legislators supporting the law responded to a long string of abortion industry abuses that put the lives of Louisiana women at risk.

Socialism ‘Kills’ and is ‘Incompatible’ With Christianity, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “[Socialism is] an economy that actually kills,” explained Catholic Answers Press in a news release issued Tuesday. “[There is] total incompatibility between socialist dogma and Christian truth.”… “Instead of abandoning private property and handing over the market to a collectivist state, Catholic Social Teaching calls for an economy that truly improves the lives of the poor through markets ‘enriched with virtue.’ while also properly subordinating wealth and material progress to the higher goods of faith, community and family,” the press release impresses.

Joe Biden Supports Abortion Up to Birth, Would Force Americans to Fund Killing Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Biden has a strong pro-abortion voting record that goes back for many years, and he supported President Barack Obama’s leadership as the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history. What’s more, pro-abortion movement leaders say they “trust” Biden to protect abortion on demand. As the vice president, he supported the administration’s pro-abortion policies, including Obamacare, which forced religious employers to pay for drugs that may cause abortions.

Chuck Schumer Tells Supreme Court They’ll ‘Pay the Price’ if They Rule Against Abortion, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, told Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh “you’ll pay the price” and “won’t know what hit you” if they uphold a pro-life law the Supreme Court is currently considering, leading Chief Justice John Roberts to release a rare public statement of rebuke… Schumer made those remarks today outside the Court at a pro-abortion rally… “I wanna tell you, Gorsuch, I wanna tell you, Kavanaugh: you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price!” he exclaimed. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

This Pro-Life, Female Democrat’s Law Is At The Heart Of Upcoming Supreme Court Abortion Case, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Louisiana state Sen. Katrina Jackson introduced the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, or Act 620, in 2014, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility… “Just as Louisiana cares for the life of the child, it’s somehow a big secret that we also care for the life of the mother,” Jackson said at a Tuesday press conference in Washington, D.C. … “Louisiana stands together with women everywhere because we just don’t fight for us, we fight for our daughters, our nieces, and our aunts and everyone who’s yet to come, who has a decision to make,” the state senator said… “Well, as long as that decision is legal, we’re going to hold the physicians to the same standards in the area of women healthcare, that we hold them to in the area of man’s healthcare,” she added.

We Go From Hysteria to Hysteria, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – There are things about which people should be panicked. For example, the contempt for America and capitalism taught to a generation of young Americans from elementary school through college is worthy of panic. The extreme levels of economy-collapsing debt we are irresponsibly piling onto the backs of future generations to maintain “entitlements” is worthy of panic. So is the premature sexualization of children — encouraging them to choose their own gender and taking 5-year-olds to public libraries for “drag queen story hour.” But such things hardly register with most Americans.

Francis the Luddite, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – When the late William F. Buckley set out to find a religion editor for National Review, he was careful to choose a Protestant. Though a Catholic himself, Buckley feared that his magazine—by then, already the flaghship of American conservatism—was becoming “too Catholic.” Eventually, he settled on a bombastic Lutheran minister named Richard John Neuhaus.

Devout Catholics in Three Battleground States Key to Trump’s Re-Election, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – In a new survey… presidential contenders are tied with or slightly leading Trump in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Socialist Sanders has a sizable lead in Michigan and Wisconsin. All three are up for grabs in November… All three states are notable for their high percentages of Catholics and because they are part of the 18 so-called Blue Wall states that had voted for Democrat presidential candidates in six consecutive elections and represented the 242 Electoral College votes that Democrats mistakenly expected would elect Hillary Clinton in 2016. By winning those three states, Trump broke through the Blue Wall to win in the Electoral College even though he lost the popular vote.

Supreme Court Will Hold Hearing Wednesday on Louisiana Law That Saves Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – It is difficult to take abortion activists seriously when they claim to protect women’s health and then fight against laws that require abortion facilities to meet basic health and safety standards… (Tomorrow), the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments about those safety requirements and whether they violate a women’s access to abortion… The 2014 Louisiana law at the center of the case requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges to treat patients with emergency complications. If allowed to take effect, it could close shoddy abortion facilities that are not prepared to help patients suffering from emergency complications.

Dispelling The Myths Around Upcoming Supreme Court Case, by Attorney General Jeff Landry

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Louisiana’s pro-woman admitting privileges law this Wednesday, March 4, 2020. In light of misinformation being published and false comparisons being made about the case, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office issued the following information for clarification purposes: Louisiana is not Texas. Louisiana Act 620 is not Texas H.B. 2. June Medical Services vs. Russo is not Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt; our facts, our evidence, and our generally applicable medical regulations are all different….

Pope’s Lenten Message Includes Environment Damage as ‘Wounds of Christ’, by Jeanne Smits

By Jeanne Smits, Paris Correspondent, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has published his Lenten message for 2020, encouraging all Catholics continually to return to the “mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus,” “the cornerstone of our personal and communal Christian life.”… In particular, Francis spoke of the “wounds of the crucified Christ” as being “present in environmental disasters, the unequal distribution of the earth’s goods, human trafficking in all its forms, and the unbridled thirst for profit, which is a form of idolatry.”

Conservatives Push Back, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Michael Voris is warning Catholics to fight this socialist takeover with every ounce of moral fiber. On Monday’s Download, Voris put Catholics on notice: As a battle-hardened veteran reporter, I have never seen the stakes as high as they are this election cycle. It is no exaggeration to say — the life of a civilization is in the balance. Faithful Catholics must be on board and have no doubt about the commitment that will be needed. None of us wants to be trapped in a socialist America and look back and say, “I should have done more.”

Globalization Bleeding, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, National Review – The recurring dream — or nightmare — of being a ‘citizen of the world’ By the early 21st century, cosmopolitans were gushing that high-tech, instant communications, transnational agencies and agreements, free-flowing capital, international corporations, and a new eerily uniform global elite had, finally, made nationalism, borders, and even the nation-state itself all irrelevant. Nationalism was apparently relegated to dustbin of history, as we hit peak Socratic citizen-of-the-worldism… There were always two flaws to these adolescent giddy reports from world-bestriding New York Times op-ed journalists about win-win globalization…

Levin: From China to Cuba to California, “How Many More Examples of ‘Democratic Socialism’ Do We Need?”, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “What is this ‘Democratic Socialism?’” Constitutional scholar and conservative pundit Mark Levin asked his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, commenting on the political philosophy promoted by liberals such a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a frontrunner to become the Democrat presidential nominee.

Against Reality: Why Our Culture Wars Against the Light, and Why it Will Never Win, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff MirusM, Catholic Culture – You may find a bit of black humor in one of our editorial notes on the news, which explains that: (a) Pope Francis had to cancel a Lenten meeting with priests because he was not feeling well; but (b) He was able to resume his rounds later the same day to meet with the Global Catholic Climate Movement (see Pope’s ‘slight indisposition’). But what is not funny at all is that the Federal Constitutional Court in Germany has manufactured two new rights, not only the right to end your life at any time but the right to have help doing it.

Our First Catholic President? by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – On Ash Wednesday, the White House released a statement from President Trump. “For Catholics and many other Christians,” it reads, “Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season that concludes with the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday…”… These are remarkable words to come from a sitting president. But then, much of this presidency is remarkable. Donald Trump has ignited a movement that is unparalleled in modern times…

The Left Mocks Pence For Praying With Coronavirus Task Force, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – When President Trump chose Vice President Mike Pence to lead the government’s response to coronavirus, liberals shrieked over his medical inexperience, or as AOC put it, because he “literally does not believe in science.” In the next breath, however, came the attacks on religion… On Friday, The New Yorker published this cartoon of Pence….

There Is No ‘Catholic Vote’, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Yet Triumph saw in the Catholic body politic only untapped potential, as Catholic voters refused or failed to unite behind the moral vision of the Church… Forty-five years later, the situation—or, rather, the non-situation—of the Catholic vote is just about the same, as a recent RealClear/EWTN poll of Catholic voters plainly shows. The poll, administered exclusively to Americans who identify as Catholic and are registered to vote, attempts to get a glimpse of the leanings of Catholic voters going into the 2020 election by asking both about hot topic issues and about particular candidates.

Cardinal Burke: No Catholic Can Justify Policies That Promote Abortion and Biden Consistently Does, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Cardinal Burke replied, “Well, no devout Catholic, no practicing Catholic can be in favor of abortion, can justify voting for legislation policies that promote abortion, and he has a consistent record of being pro-abortion.”… “And it’s not that he — this isn’t a question of a confessional belief,” said Burke. “This has to do with the natural law. The first precept of natural law is the defense of human life.”

This Week: Should Clerics Vote? Is Bankruptcy a Disgrace? And More. by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – But I was taken aback, I admit, by Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s directive that priests and deacons in his St. Paul archdiocese should not vote in Minnesota’s presidential primary… I wonder whether Archbishop Hebda knows that a solid majority of his priests would choose to vote in the Democratic primary. If so, it’s theoretically possible that some energetic researcher could search the voter rolls and determine which percentage of the local clergy chose to participate in the primary of a party whose leadership is firmly committed to legal abortion on demand, same-sex marriage, and gender ideology. We still wouldn’t know how those priests voted. But the data would be interesting, wouldn’t they?

Making the Public Square Beautiful Again, by Francis Lee

By Francis Lee, Crisis Magazine, Crisis Magazine – The White House recently released a draft of a proposed executive order, titled Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again. This unexpected proposal sounded a clarion call to restore “classical and traditional architecture styles” in the future construction of Federal Government buildings in the capital and throughout the nation’s heartland, and discourage the post-1950s Corbusian trends of brutalism and deconstructivism.

CPAC Daily Report: Gutting the Culture

By Michael Voris, S.T.B., Church Militant – Sen. Josh Hawley: “What the liberals want to do is they want to get Big Tech when we are in power, when Donald Trump is in the White House. They want to bully Big Tech into censoring us. When they’re in power, the liberals are in power, they know that Big Tech will on their own suppress our voices.” Missouri’s junior U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has had enough with the Left’s war path against conservatism…

Pope Francis to Global Catholic Climate Movement: Be Greener!

Rome Reports – Pope Francis met with members of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, which aims to bring the environmental values of the pope’s encyclical, “Laudato si’,” to life around the world… Cardinal Tagle introduced the movement to the pope, then opened the floor for members to speak directly to Pope Francis… This representative, in turn, gave Pope Francis a special rosary made by nuns and Laudato si’ animators from the Ecuadorian Amazon… Finally, the pope thanked the group and said goodbye to each person. He made them chuckle with this final request… “Be greener!”

Saving the Democrats—From Themselves, by Benjamin D. Wiker

By Benjamin D. Wiker, Crisis Magazine – The self-destruction of the Democratic Party is being accomplished so quickly and thoroughly that even Democrats are noticing it. Certainly, the increasing internecine bitterness of Democratic debates is evidence that something is deeply wrong… The problem isn’t just that socialism is growing like mold on the planks of the party platform. There’s an even deeper, longer-term rotting underneath that needs exposure to the air. We need to step back and take a larger historical view to get a clearer diagnosis of the problem.

Archbishop Hebda Warns Priests Against Voting in Super Tuesday Primary, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – Catholic priests in Minnesota have been advised not to vote in the state’s March 3 Super Tuesday presidential primary, because there is no guarantee their partisan ballot choice will be kept private, and because primary voting in the state requires voters to express support for a party’s principles… Minnesota Catholic Conference staff have told the state’s bishops that clerical participation in the primary election is “imprudent.”

Why Do So Many Catholics Vote Wrong? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Catholics are a huge swing vote in crucial Midwestern “battleground” states. That is, the places which President Trump shocked Democrats by winning in 2016. But he won by narrow margins, small enough that the states could go either way in 2020. So the voting choices of large subgroups such as Catholics, and the intensity of their turnout, could spell the difference between a second term for Trump, and a socialist in the White House.

VP Pence: Trump Admin is Defunding Planned Parenthood and 2020 a Fight Between Freedom and Socialism

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – The Trump administration is defunding Planned Parenthood ahead of a 2020 presidential election that shapes up as a fight between freedom and socialism, Vice President Mike Pence told the nation’s largest gathering of conservatives today… Pence told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that he was proud to serve under “a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life.”

Coronavirus Crisis Is Trump’s Time to Lead, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Democrats are piling on Trump for cutting funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and failing to reflect the seriousness of the threat. And the issue does present a challenge to Trump’s presidency. His handling of it may determine his stature as chief executive… Yet the issue is also tailor-made for Trump… First, the disease comes out of Xi Jinping’s China, not Trump’s USA… Second, the president occupies what Theodore Roosevelt called the “bully pulpit,” the White House. He can use that pulpit daily to command the airwaves and inform, lead, unite and direct the nation during what could be a months-long crisis. And Trump alone has the power to declare a national emergency, should that be needed.

Transgender Reading Day a Good Day for Students to Miss, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Parents are urged to keep kids home on Thursday if their children’s school is participating in the annual reading of “I am Jazz.”… On February 27, the Human Rights Campaign is holding its annual readings of I Am Jazz in schools across the country. It’s the story of Jazz Jennings – a boy who transitioned to a girl at a very young age… Mission America Founder Linda Harvey contends the controversial book is nothing more than LGBTQ propaganda… “It’s another effort by the Human Rights Campaign and the National Education Association – the mighty teachers’ union – to push the LGBTQ agenda down the throats of little kids.”

My Family Came From Cuba. Sanders Should Educate Himself on Cuban Suffering, by Mike Gonzalez

By Mike Gonzalez, Daily Signal – In a “60 Minutes” segment that aired Feb. 23, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., once again praised the supposed achievements of the Castro family’s communist rule over Cuba since 1959. His remarks were ill-informed, as I can attest… “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program,” Sanders told “60 Minutes” correspondent Anderson Cooper… Such comments demonstrate at the very least a lack of sympathy for the victims of the Castro regime.

Communism is a Religion Made for Atheists, by Angelo Stagnaro

By Angelo Stagnaro, EWTN News – But if pseudo-proto-communism is as deadly as it’s proven to be, I’d truly hate to see what “real communism” could muster. Thus far, communist atheists have killed 152.5 million people in a vain, constant hope of producing an atheistic utopia. Good intentions might pave the Road to Perdition but dead bodies line the Path to Atheist “Utopia.”… Why is communism atheistic? Where shall I begin? At the beginning or perhaps merely this year?

President Trump Wishes Christians a Blessed Ash Wednesday: Celebrates “Christ’s Saving Love”, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – “For Catholics and many other Christians, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten season that concludes with the joyful celebration of Easter Sunday,” the president said in a statement… “Today, millions of Christians will be marked on their foreheads with the sign of the cross,” the president said. “The imposition of ashes is an invitation to spend time during Lent fasting, praying, and engaging in acts of charity.”.. “This powerful and sacred tradition reminds us of our shared mortality, Christ’s saving love, and the need to repent and accept the Gospel more fully,” he said.

EWTN News/RealClear Opinion Research Poll No. 2: Finding the Catholic Vote, by Matthew Bunson

By Matthew Bunson, EWTN News – The poll, taken Jan. 28-Feb. 4 of a sample of 1,521 self-identified Catholics, affirms once again — and even more convincingly — that any survey of Catholics must be careful in addressing the massive gulf among those Catholics who accept all of the Church’s teachings and those who accept only some, or those who reject key teachings, or say the Church has only a small influence on their lives… Overall, the poll found that 18% of Catholics indicate that they accept all of the Church’s teachings and those are reflected in how they live their lives.

Vatican Abp Organizing Global Education Pact Touts Pope’s ‘New Humanism’ Where God ‘Withdraws’ by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – The Vatican prelate tasked with organizing the Global Education Pact to be signed at the Vatican on May 14 has explained the theological vision at the heart of Pope Francis’s “new humanism,” in which God withdraws in order to allow for the possibility of human freedom… Speaking to LifeSite at a Global Education Pact workshop, hosted at the Vatican by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on February 6–7 (see full text below), Archbishop Vincenzo Zani, secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, said: “[T]he pope, in the message with which he launched the initiative … makes reference to the need to launch a ‘new humanism.’”

Here Are The Two Republicans Who Voted Against Banning Late-Term Abortions, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted with Democrats Tuesday against protecting unborn babies after 20 weeks… Both Collins and Murkowski voted with Democrats against the Republican-backed Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, while Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Doug Jones of Alabama voted with Republicans on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

9th Circuit Court Upholds Trump Abortion Rules, by Gene Johnson

By Gene Johnson, Associated Press – In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions… The 7-4 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned decisions issued by judges in Washington, Oregon and California. The court had already allowed the administration’s changes to start taking effect while the government appealed those rulings… The changes ban taxpayer-funded clinics in the Title X program for low-income women from making abortion referrals, a restriction opponents characterize as a “gag rule.”

Humanae Vitae, The Coronavirus, And The Law Of Cause And Effect, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – Since 1979, Communist China has killed hundreds of millions of unborn children in its forced abortion program. Their excuse? The “fear” that Pope Paul had identified eleven years before. Why, progress requires population control! Keep in mind that President Xi’s “Marxism with Chinese characteristics” is supposed to liberate Marx’s “oppressed” bourgeois woman. Instead, in one of the ideology’s classic contradictions, Marxism has oppressed her again.

U.N. Chief: ‘National Sovereignty Cannot Be a Pretext for Violating Human Rights’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D., Breitbart – In its 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations declared that everyone “has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state,” adding that everyone “has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.”… The U.N. Declaration did not, however, propose a corresponding right to immigrate into any nation or an obligation to receive anyone wishing to enter, which depends on individual nations to determine.

Bernie Sanders Will Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz: “We Will Expand Funding”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Politicians make promises all the time in political campaigns, but Bernie Sanders made a promise over the weekend that Americans can take to the bank. If Sanders becomes president, he told attendees at a campaign stop in Texas that he will force Americans to fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business… “And we will expand funding for Planned Parenthood,” Sanders promised… That’s a promise that will certainly come true, as Sanders, while a member of the Senate, has voted for taxpayer funding of abortions and taxpayer funding of the Planned Parenthood abortion business every single time.

Will JFK’s Party Become Sanders’ Party? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Sen. Bernie Sanders may be on the cusp of both capturing the Democratic nomination and transforming his party as dramatically as President Donald Trump captured and remade the Republican Party… After his sweep of the Nevada caucuses, following popular vote victories in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders has the enthusiasm and the momentum, as the crucial battles loom in South Carolina on Saturday and Super Tuesday on March 3… The next eight days could decide it all.

Bernie Sanders Thinks Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth is a Constitutional Right, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Bernie Sanders has maintained throughout his presidential campaign that the killing of unborn babies in abortions is a “constitutional right.”.. Newsweek reports Sanders is the front-runner in the new polls, ahead of Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren, as the Nevada and California primary elections approach… But his abortion views are radical and extremely out of touch with most voters. During one of the first Democratic presidential debates, Sanders firmly supported abortion on demand by calling it a “constitutional right.”

Vatican Priest Recruiting Freemasons in Curia, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A clerical staff member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is using his position to recruit Freemasons in the Roman Curia, well-placed sources have revealed… Outraged Catholics called for Fr. Michael Weninger to be excommunicated, after Church Militant reported that the Vatican cleric, a Freemason, published a 500-page book defiantly claiming that Catholics could join a masonic lodge and “certainly not” be excommunicated.

EWTN: Democratic Party’s Pro-Abortion Orthodoxy Is Discriminatory

By The Editors, EWTN News – And while it’s far too early to predict the Democratic winner, one lamentable fact is already beyond dispute: The party, which for many decades commanded the political loyalties of the majority of Catholic voters, remains poles apart from the Church’s teaching about the sanctity of human life, with respect to abortion… In fact, the primary campaign has seen the party venture even further into pro-abortion absolutism than in previous presidential election cycles.

Soviet Union Rewind: Why Are We Praising Communism Again? by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, National Catholic Register – As evidence of the political system’s history of human-rights violations, conservative estimates of the death toll under communist/socialist regimes in the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Cuba and elsewhere number in the tens of millions… And yet, all along, I’ve watched in dismay as an entire generation of young people raised in our public schools and universities not only haven’t learned the crucial lessons about communism and socialism but, quite the contrary, have been taught that these ideologies really weren’t all that bad. Socialism and communism, they’re told, merely had not been done properly.

China Claims Pope Francis Instigated High-Level Sino-Vatican Meeting, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, PH.D – Pope Francis instigated a recent high-level meeting between Vatican and Chinese officials, according to reports… As Breitbart News reported, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a historic meeting last Friday with his Vatican counterpart, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, to celebrate their bilateral accord on the naming of Catholic bishops in China… A Vatican press release made no mention of how the meeting came about, but said that the two leaders had evoked the positive developments of the ongoing relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the Holy See and especially “the importance of the Provisional Agreement on the appointment of Bishops, signed on 22 September 2018.”

Trump Brings Battered, Belittled American Farmers to the Front of the Stage, by Monica Showalter

By Monica Showalter, American Thinker – President Trump brings razor-sharp instincts to the political picture, and nowhere was it more obvious than in his appearance in Bakersfield, California, signing a bill to clean up the junk-science federal “research” on water for the parched Central Valley and, better still, ordering the feds to give California’s Central Valley farmers the water for their farms that they already paid for.

Fort Worth Bishop Spearheaded Attacks on TX Right to Life, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant – Texas Bishop Michael Olson led the charge not only in attacking a prominent pro-life group but also supporting measures that would allow a “death panel” to determine if patients live or die… “Michael Olson is really the person who drives their political agenda, the (Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, TCCB),” says Jim Graham, president of Texas Right to Life… “It has become solely a political organization.”…

Pope’s Ghostwriter, Advisor Claims Francis Blazed Path to Married Priests in Amazon Exhortation, by Dr. Maike Hickson

By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – An Argentinian archbishop close to Pope Francis, who is widely regarded as the principal ghostwriter of the Pope’s controversial 2016 exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is claiming that the Pope blazed a path to married priests in his new Amazon exhortation. The Pope did this by means of suggesting the development of a new “Amazonian rite” that would, in the words of the exhortation, “inculturate the liturgy among indigenous peoples,” the archbishop claimed.

Pete Buttigieg’s Brother: He’s “Intellectually Dishonest” to Say He’s a Christian and Support Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Rhyan Glezman, a pastor and the brother-in-law of the pro-abortion presidential candidate (Pete Buttigieg), recently spoke with Fox News host Tucker Carlson about Buttigieg’s so-called Christian faith… “The height of intellectual dishonesty for Pete to make claims that there’s no compatibility with being a Christian and voting for Trump, which Pete, in fact, is the one who is pushing agendas and rhetoric that is clearly against Scripture,” Glezman said… it troubles him deeply that his brother-in-law is running for the highest office in the land, but he can’t even “make a moral decision on whether to keep a child after it’s already been born or to have it killed.”

Two Kinds of Pro-Choice Advocates, by Mike Adams

By Mike Adams, Townhall – As complicated as the issue may seem, there are only two types of people in the pro-choice category: science deniers, and opponents of human equality… The reason we can break pro-choice advocates into this simple dichotomy is because the pro-life position is really predicated on the veracity to two premises contained in a simple syllogism. This syllogism forces the pro-choice advocate into one of two categories by forcing him to attack either the first or the second premise.

The Equal Rights Amendment is a Scam, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – On February 13, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the dull-sounding H.J. Res 79. Despite its name, this resolution indicates a dangerous attempt to disregard constitutional order and states’ rights for the purpose of codifying a progressive dogma: the alleged “right” to abortion… For progressives, the inconvenient truth is that abortion rights in America stand on shaky ground. A single Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade, alleged that such a “right” lurked in the “penumbras of emanations” of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

Democrats Slam Mike Bloomberg Over His Treatment of Women, He Told Pregnant Employee “Kill It”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – During the Democrat presidential debate last night, Democrats slammed former mayor Mike Bloomberg over his treatment of women. The billionaire has come under fire for telling his pregnant employee to “kill it” after she disclosed her pregnancy, according to a lawsuit she filed… The allegations emerged following a 1997 lawsuit which accused Bloomberg of numerous inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. His comments have now re-surfaced for further public scrutiny following his candidature for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Mike Bloomberg Donated $14 Million Planned Parenthood, Would Fund Killing 23,154 Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion industry has a friend in billionaire Michael Bloomberg… And if the former New York City mayor is elected to the White House, that relationship certainly will continue… Bloomberg, a pro-abortion Democrat, has a long record of both public and private support of abortion on demand, including almost $14 million in donations to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood within the past several years, CBN News reports.

Sen. Tom Cotton Stands by Startling Theory on Coronavirus Origins: ‘We Need to Be Open to All Possibilities’, by Yael Halon

By Yael Halon, Fox News – Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton responds to accusation of pushing a conspiracy theory linking Chinese government to coronavirus outbreak… Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. stood by his earlier suggestion that the deadly coronavirus may have originated in a high-security biochemical lab in Wuhan, China, telling “The Story” Tuesday that we “need to be open to all possibilities” in exploring the origins of the outbreak that has sickened more than 75,000 people around the world.

The Pro-Choice Fallacy, by R.M. Fields

By R.M. Fields, Crisis Magazine – According to Mr. Buttigieg, “I know that the difference of opinion that you and I have is one that we have come by honestly, and the best I can offer… is that if we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line, and in my view it’s the woman who’s faced with that decision.”… This position is a false compromise. Like most pro-choice language, it plays on an equivocation between morality and preference. Because we can’t agree on the underlying moral principles.. we should let individuals choose the option they think best suits their particular life situation.

Judge Blocks President Trump’s Pro-Life Rule Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Business, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal judge has blocked a pro-life rule instituted by President Donald Trump protecting Americans from having to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The rule shut down one of the many avenues for federal taxpayer funds that Planned Parenthood has accessed over the years… Title X grants fund family planning services for low-income individuals and, to direct tax dollars to legitimate organizations and away from the Planned Parenthood abortion company, the Trump administration finalized a new rule that prohibits recipients from providing or promoting abortions.

Obsession for Contraception and Abortion at The United Nations Population Fund, by Edwin Benson

By Edwin Benson, Return to Order – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is mounting a worldwide campaign to promote abortion and contraception, and they want you to pay for it. Their 2019 Report asks for $264 billion. The United States pays twenty-two percent of the expenses of the U.N. Combine those two numbers, and the U.S. share is a shade over $58 billion. That money ultimately comes from your federal taxes… A quick look at the UNFPA web site quickly reveals the feminist orientation of the organization. The first line on the page is “Ensuring rights and choices for all.”