Politics

Chinese Bishop Sleeping on Street After Refusing to Join Communist Schismatic Group, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – A Chinese Catholic bishop is homeless and sleeping on the doorstep of his former residence after he and the priests who work with him were evicted by communist authorities earlier this week, Asia News reported Thursday… Chinese authorities evicted Msgr. Vincenzo Guo Xijin, 61, and an undisclosed number of priests from their curial house in Luojiang on the grounds that the building violated fire regulations.

Meet the Two Venezuelan Exiles Warning College Students Against Socialism, by Jennifer Kabbany

By Jennifer Kabbany, The College Fix Editor – When Jorge Galicia and Andrés Guilarte tell college students socialism is no utopia, they speak from experience… The two young intellectuals were born and raised in Venezuela and over the last decade saw their country transformed into a place they barely recognize… As exiles seeking asylum in America today, they’re telling any young person who will listen: the virus is socialism… “No one else can know what happened in Venezuela but a Venezuelan, and we are experts on that,” said Guilarte, 25… Galicia, 24, adds “I definitely see America committing a lot of the same mistakes Venezuela committed.”

Pro-Life Group Launches $52 Million Campaign to Support President Trump, Activate Pro-Life Voters, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) and its partner super PAC, Women Speak Out PAC, announced plans for the 2020 Campaign that include boots on the ground, voter contact mail, phone calls, and digital ads, and is part of the organizations’ overall $52 million budget for the 2020 cycle… The massive campaign is designed to turn out as many pro-life voters as possible to support candidates, especially for President Donald Trump — who will face opposition from a radical Democrat nominee who wants to force abortions up to birth at taxpayer expense on the entire nation.

Trump Administration Proposes Rules to Ensure Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Groups, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS) proposed rules Thursday that would implement President Donald Trump’s executive order that protects the religious freedom of faith-based organizations… The proposed rules, announced on Religious Freedom Day, would ensure religious and secular groups are treated equally and rescind Obama-era rules currently in force that place regulatory burdens on faith-based organizations.

‘No International Right to Abortion’: Trump Admin Health Secretary Warns Foreign Health Leaders, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar reiterated in a private meeting with foreign health leaders Thursday that there is an “international right to life” but “no international right to abortion.”… However, that won’t stop relentless international lobbying to secure this illusory right, Azar warned representatives of 35 “like-minded” countries who met at Washington’s historic Blair House to discuss their continuing efforts as a “pro-life, pro-family, pro-sovereignty coalition” on the global stage.

Levin: ‘I’m Disgusted with Republicans in the Senate’ – ‘There Should Be No Trial!…It’s a Set-Up!’

By Mark Levin, CNS News – “I’m disgusted with the Republicans in the Senate. You got five of ‘em who want witnesses – so, that means they want to give their imprimatur, their seal of approval, their rubber stamp to the process that went on in the House… “I know, they’re going to say, ‘Oh, it was terrible, but, we’re going to have’ – and I keep hearing the Republicans say this – ‘we’re going to have a fair trial and a just trial.’.. “There should be no trial!”… “Fair and just trial? When you get corrupt articles of impeachment from a corrupt Democrat party in the House?… “It’s a set-up!”

Trump Administration Takes 3 Steps to Boost Religious Freedom, by Rob Bluey

By Rob Bluey, Daily Signal – “There’s a lot of hostility to religious beliefs,” says Joe Grogan, director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House… “These views are protected by the First Amendment and people who are offended by public expressions of faith need to get over it,” he adds… In this exclusive interview at the White House, Grogan outlines what the Trump administration is doing to ensure Americans remain free to live in accordance with their beliefs. Read the lightly edited transcript, pasted below, or listen to the interview…

The Case of Trump v. Rainbow Mafia, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The court points out that Varner’s request cites no legal authority. The hilarious and meaty part of Varner’s motion simply states, “I am a woman,” and that when others don’t refer to him as a woman, it “leads me to feel that I am being discriminated against based on my gender identity.” He goes on to say that “referring to me simply as a male and with male pronouns based solely on my biological body makes me very uneasy and disrespected.”

A Malicious Indictment Mitch Should Toss Out, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – But the articles of impeachment on which the Judiciary Committee and the House voted do not contain a single crime required by the Constitution for impeachment and removal. There is no charge of treason, no charge of bribery or “other high crimes and misdemeanors.”… So weak is the case for impeachment that the elite in this city is demanding that the Senate do the work the House failed to do… Mitch McConnell should let the House managers make their case, and then call for a vote to dismiss, and treat this indictment with the contempt it so richly deserves.

A Cure for Trauma, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – (climate change) is one of innumerable “crisis” factoids. It is constantly repeated. Notwithstanding, it is laughably untrue. But it was manufactured to promote the crisis… By now, only schoolteachers believe it, and not always those. That the world will end in several years, unless a communist dictatorship is promptly declared, and encouraged to impose a high-tech reign of terror, has become an article of faith for many of the young.

Planned Parenthood Will Spend $45 Million to Elect Radical Abortion Activists Nationwide, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion giant Planned Parenthood will pour at least $45 million into the 2020 election to push pro-abortion Democrats to power… “[The Trump Administration] has managed to undo so much over the last three years,” Planned Parenthood Votes executive director Jenny Lawson told CBS. “The fact that this summer the Supreme Court might gut Roe v. Wade is an indicator of their intention and they’ve never been so bold.”… Planned Parenthood, a $1.6 billion dollar “nonprofit” that did more than 345,000 abortions last year, wants the unrestricted, unregulated abortion landscape of Roe to stay.

What the Church Brings to Politics, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – The “Catholic vote” is a myth. The notion that Catholics vote as an identifiable bloc of the national electorate hasn’t been true for decades. Still, there are enough Catholic voters – one out of every four or five, nationally – that even a marginal shift in one slice of the Catholic electorate can tip a national election. This being a presidential election year, and with the real possibility of a Catholic on the top of the Democratic ticket, many Americans will be paying close attention to see what the bishops in the United States say (or don’t say) about public policy in the coming months.

Opinion: Trump Looks to Reward Conservative Catholics for Their Loyalty, by Gabby Orr

By Gabby Orr, Politico – Three years ago, Catholic voters helped carry Donald Trump into the White House. Then they hardly heard from him… Until Trump carried 52 percent of their votes in 2016, American Catholics supported the Democratic nominee in all but four presidential cycles since 1952. But after betting it all on the thrice-married Manhattan businessman — Trump won white Catholics by a 23-point margin, compared with Mitt Romney’s 19-point victory in 2012 — they never received so much as a “thank you” from the 45th president.

Obama Judge Nixes ID Law, Erases Will of Voters, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – A constitutional amendment mandating voter ID in the Tar Heel State was struck down on the last day of 2019. Even though North Carolina voters approved the measure by a ten-point margin in 2018, Federal District Judge Loretta Copeland Biggs unilaterally struck it down, ruling that it constitutes voter suppression and reflects the state’s “sordid history of racial discrimination.”

Rev. Graham: Pelosi and Liberal Media ‘Have Lied and Continue to Lie’ About Trump, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on the left’s hatred of President Trump, Rev. Franklin Graham said the impeachment of the president is a “never-ending charade” like the “Russia hoax,” and that the “liberal media” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “have lied and continue to lie” about Trump… The evangelical leader also called on Americans to pray for the president and vice president and ask God to “watch over their families and protect them from the lies and false accusations of the left.”

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds: There is No Constitutional Right to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Protections for unborn babies are among Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ top priorities for the legislative year, she said Tuesday in her 2020 Condition of the State address… The pro-life Republican said she wants every Iowan to have the opportunity to succeed, including babies in the womb, CBC Online reports. She urged lawmakers to pass a state constitutional amendment that makes it clear there is no “right to abortion” in Iowa… “We must protect life by making it clear through an amendment that our constitution does not grant a right to abortion,” Reynolds said…

There’s Nothing ‘Compassionate’ About Open Borders, by Chilton Williamson, Jr.

By Chilton Williamson, Jr., Crisis Magazine – The United States has relatively higher rates of physical assault and homicide than a number of other Western countries, but nothing that faintly approaches those in the Latin American nations. In Mexico, Central America, and many South American nations, violence—both the personal and organized sort—is endemic, and in Mexico it is still rising. Figures released at the beginning of August 2019 reported more than 17,000 people killed in the first six months of the year, or 94 every day. Last November, six women and three children, members of a Mormon community of American heritage, were murdered by cartelistas for trying to keep the thugs out of their town.

Should Priests Speak About Party Politics? by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – First, we Americans may not be sick of politics, but whether we realize it or not, we are sick with politics—and we need the help of priests to heal… Referencing the Church in the 1980s, Peggy Noonan wrote, “The Catholic Church could not decide if its job was public policy or the redemption of souls, so it failed at both, offering pilgrims hungry for sustenance tepid homilies on defense spending.”… Forty years later, things are far worse. Politics and policy (of which seemingly everyone now considers himself a noted expert) is the consuming subject at children’s birthday parties, wedding receptions and New Year’s Eve countdowns.

Texas Governor: Texas Won’t Accept Any More Refugees, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott notified Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week that his state will no longer accept any more refugees – a decision that has roiled some Catholic bishops… Abbott told Pompeo that “the state and nonprofit organizations have a responsibility to dedicate available resources to those who are already here, including refugees, migrants and the homeless – indeed, all Texans.”… The Associated Press reports that Texas has taken in an estimated 88,300 refugees since FY 2002, according to the Pew Research Center, second only to California.

Bernie Sanders Staffer Says Trump Supporters Should be Put in Gulags Because They’re Nazis, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The new video from Project Veritas reveals that a paid Iowa Field Organizer for the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign, Kyle Jurek, says cities will burn if President Trump wins re-election, and calls for the mass murder of anyone who opposes a socialist revolution… “In Nazi Germany, after the fall of the Nazi Party, there was a s—-ton of the populace that was f—— Nazified,” says Jurek. “Germany had to spend billions of dollars re-educating their f—— people to not be Nazis,” he continues. “We’re probably going to have to do the same f—— thing here. That’s kind of what all Bernie’s whole f—— like, ‘hey, free education for everybody’ because we’re going to have to teach you to not be a f—— Nazi.”

Trump Campaign Ramps Up Attention To Catholic Voters Ahead Of 2020 Elections, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – The president has focused significant attention on Evangelical voters but now recognizes that he must devote similar attention to Catholic voters if he wishes to secure the 2020 presidential election, Politico reports. Many members of Trump’s staff are Catholics, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Attorney General William Barr, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone… “Catholics were of secondary importance to the Trump campaign in 2016, behind evangelicals…” ….

Don’t Be Fooled by Liberal Dark Money Influence, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Democrats have no good response to the President’s popularity and his accomplished record, so they turn to dark money-funded smear campaigns to try to discredit him and his supporters. Politico reports one such dark money group — Future Majority — is prepared to invest $60 million in swing states like Wisconsin and Michigan in 2020 to try to defeat the President.

2020: Year of the Woman? by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – This year marks the 100th anniversary of women in the United States obtaining the right to vote — one of several reasons why commentators are calling 2020 “the year of the woman.”.. Another reason is the prominent role that women will have on election day this year — both as candidates and as voters… The 2016 election saw a sharp divide between the sexes. Exit polls showed men voted for Donald Trump at a significantly higher rate than women.

Opinion: The GOP Establishment is Dead, Thanks to the Trump Revolution. And That’s Fantastic News, by Steve Hilton

By Steve Hilton, FOX News – But his strategy has been consistent from day one. He is anti-war, but he is also anti-weak. No, he doesn’t want to invade deserts of sand like the neocons, but he doesn’t want to put his head in the sand, like the isolation nuts, either… It was the same over Syria — withdrawing troops from a conflict that is someone else’s business, but a missile strike if you use chemical weapons… You saw it with North Korea — fire and fury and then historic negotiations… This is the Trump Revolution: Pragmatic, non-ideological. He approaches issues as a problem-solving businessman… … The establishment Republican Party is not coming back. It is dead, killed by their policy failure and Donald Trump’s policy success.

Utah Lt. Governor: “Abortion Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Travesties in the History of Humankind”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Abortion will be condemned someday as “one of the greatest travesties in the history of humankind,” Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said Saturday… “I truly believe that at some point in the future, future generations will look back on us today, and they will…look at abortion the way we look at slavery. It will go down in history as one of the greatest travesties in the history of humankind,” Cox said, Newsweek reports.

LifeNews: Liberal Media Bias: 93% of ABC, CBS and NBC Coverage of President Trump is Negative

By Rich Noyes, Bill D’Agostino, LifeNews – In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push on September 24, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. A Media Research Center analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts have battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news… At the same time, the broadcast networks donated at least 124 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage as they pre-empted regular programming in favor of House Democrat-led impeachment activities…

Socialism Is a False Religion. That’s Why It Kills the True One. Every Time.

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Socialism Replaces God and Kills the Church… But as I’ve argued for some time, the worst effects of socialism have nothing to do with economics. The cancer it spreads is spiritual. Back in 2017, I considered why the U.S. is at once more violent, more competitive, and more religious than other Western lands… Religion, violence, fertility, and the free market all go together. Socialism doesn’t just suppress one of those things, but all of them inextricably and at the same time. That’s why most of the nations in the European Union simultaneously….

The Vatican’s Alliance with China: More Evil Than We Thought, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese,” Sorondo told the Vatican Insider, applauding China’s efforts to follow the green initiatives spelled out in Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si. Sorondo also accused President Donald Trump of allowing himself to be manipulated by global oil firms and praised China for defending Paris Climate Accord… The “Sorondo” above is Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo. He’s the highest authority at the Vatican in charge of Catholic social teaching. Pope Francis never corrected him. So as of now, that’s the official Vatican position. Good luck getting people to take “Catholic social teaching” seriously after this.

Iranian Protesters Refuse to Walk on US, Israeli Flags, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – Despite the Iranian government’s brutal crackdown on protesters in recent months, throngs of Iranians showed up this weekend to march against the regime after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted it shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 on board. The remarkably brave protesters chanted about how they have been lied to concerning who the true enemy is and students at Beheshti University in Tehran refused to walk on American and Israeli flags.

Trump ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ If Iran Wants to Negotiate, by Solange Reyner

By Solange Reyner, NewsMax – President Donald Trump says he “couldn’t care less” if Iran wants to negotiate… His comments follow White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien’s statement that despite recent aggression from Iran, a combination of sanctions and protests from its citizens will force officials back to the table for a nuclear deal… “I think the maximum pressure campaign is working,” O’Brien told “Fox News Sunday.”… “Iran is being choked off, and Iran is going to have no other choice but to come to the table.”

Virginia Democrats Seeking to Add Pro-Abortion Amendment to State Constitution, Void Pro-Life Laws, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – A Virginia Democrat has introduced a resolution to enshrine “the individual right to personal reproductive autonomy” in the commonwealth’s Constitution, as well as a bill to repeal several moderately pro-life laws… The Democrat-controlled legislature is also pushing forward the so-called Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would enshrine abortion and the elimination of sex distinctions into the U.S. Constitution. …

Texas Governor Greg Abbott First in U.S. to Halt Refugee Flow into His State

By John Binder, Breitbart – Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is the first governor in the United States to halt refugee resettlement in his state, a move that comes as the state has been inundated over the last three decades with mass immigration… For Fiscal Year 2020, President Donald Trump will continue cutting refugee admissions by reducing former President Barack Obama’s refugee inflow by at least 80 percent. This reduction would mean a maximum of 18,000 refugees can be resettled in the U.S. between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. This is merely a numerical limit and not a goal federal officials are supposed to reach.

Here’s Why Authors, Theologians Think Pope Francis Cooperates With The Chinese Government Despite Persecution Of Christians, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Pope Francis caused widespread confusion among Catholics when he agreed to recognize bishops appointed by the authoritarian Chinese government in 2018. Over a year later, the pope has kept silent as China continues religious persecution, imprisons priests, and destroys Muslim graveyards… “Francis continually denounces Western countries for any efforts at border control, but stays silent on China’s genocide against the Uighur Muslims; on its persecution of Christians; on its escalating crackdown on Hong Kong,” Catholic author and commentator John Zmirak told the Daily Caller…

BREAKING: Democrats Vote Against Motion Calling Unborn Babies Members ‘of the Species Homo Sapiens’

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – This morning, the House voted on a motion to recommit HR 535 offered by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). It was shot down by a 187-219 vote… “Most importantly, it protects the unborn child, something I hope everyone in this room can agree should be one of our greatest priorities: to protect people before they are born, and at every stage of their lives,” she said on the House floor. “I urge my colleagues to support science by supporting my motion to recommit.”

Was Jesus a Pacifist? Understanding Just-War Theory in a Nuclear Age, by Vladimir Mauricio-Perez

By Vladimir Mauricio-Perez, Denver Catholic – “Since the states have a responsibility to defend their citizens, they have a right to use force [when necessary]. War can then be justified if it is an act of justice – if it is trying to make sure that each gets its due and peace is restored,” Dr. Wright explained… The just-war theory consists of two parts: jus ad bellum and jus in bello. The first one refers to legitimate reasons a state may engage in war and the second to how it must be carried out to remain just.

Ilhan Omar Slams Pro-Life Christians: They’re “Trying to Impose Their Beliefs on Society”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed pro-life Christians for “trying to impose their beliefs on society” while she herself advocates for aborting unborn babies and forcing taxpayers to fund abortions… Omar spoke out against pro-life legislation on the House floor last year… “Religious fundamentalists are currently trying to manipulate the State laws in order to impose their beliefs on an entire society, all with complete disregard for voices and the rights of American women,” she said May 22… A pro-abortion Democrat, she described pro-life Christians as hypocrites who just want to control women.

Operation Rescue: New Survey: Since 2013, 367 Abortion Facilities Closed!

By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue – A total of 36 abortion facilities closed nationwide in 2019, according to a survey of every abortion facility in the U.S. conducted by Operation Rescue… While the number of closures shows that in certain areas, abortion suppliers have outstripped the demand, as abortion numbers and rates continue to drop nationwide, according to the Center for Disease Control… Other noteworthy facts were revealed by Operation Rescue’s survey… Since 2013, 367 surgical abortion facilities have permanently closed.

Delta Force’s Boykin: Trump Was Justified — Not Killing Suleimani Would Have Been ‘Irresponsible’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – During the show, (Tony) Perkins asked (Boykin), “Now, the president, in taking this action, was he justified?”… Boykin said, “Tony, this is the most insane thing that I think I’ve heard in a long, long time is this questioning whether he should have taken this guy out.”… “If he had not taken this guy out, I would consider it to be an act of malfeasance,” said the retired lieutenant general.

Trump: Iran Missiles Fired at US Were Paid for With Money Released by Obama Administration, by Adam Shaw

By Adam Shaw, Fox News – President Trump addresses the nation after Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes against U.S. forces in Iraq… President Trump took direct aim at former President Barack Obama on Wednesday, blaming the last administration for giving Iran money that he claimed was then used by Tehran to pay for missiles that were aimed at U.S. troops in Iraq… “The missiles fired last night at us and our allies were paid for with the funds made available by the last administration,” Trump said from the White House, referring to settlement money the U.S. paid to Iran in 2016… “Iran’s hostilities substantially increased after the foolish Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2013, and they were given $150 billion, not to mention $1.8 billion in cash,” he said. “Instead of saying thank you to the United States, they chanted ‘Death to America.’”

Planned Parenthood Should Lose Its Non-Profit Status, It Uses Our Tax Dollars to Elect Pro-Abortion Democrats, by Kristan Hawkins

By Kristan Hawkins, LifeNews – Unlike most public policy, unfettered abortion was brought to life following a Supreme Court judgment call made by seven men in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Without the input of the executive or legislative branches of government, all of the nation’s abortion-related laws were wiped out with the judicial stroke of pen. But with the future of Roe in doubt, according to legal experts, reconsidering the assumptions that have been made about a billion-dollar abortion industry is timely.

Iran’s Options in Showdown With America Are All Bad, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Patriot Post – Iran’s goal might be something like re-creating the melodrama of the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, Saddam Hussein’s rope-a-dope strategy, or Bill Clinton’s three-month bombing campaign in Yugoslavia. Tehran hopes for American strategic ossification that could prove politically toxic… But that scenario, too, is unlikely. As long as Trump replies with air power disproportionate to any Iranian attacks, he, not Tehran, governs the tempo of the confrontation… Iran created the current crisis. It has choices, but for now they are all bad.

Fundamental Transformation of a Nation, Culture: The Decade in Review, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – The shift has been unprecedented — and far beyond anyone’s imagination in 2008. It was signaled most conspicuously mid-decade, in June 2015, when the Obama White House — the nation’s first house — was illuminated in the colors of the “LGBTQ” rainbow on the day of the Obergefell decision, when the Supreme Court by a one-vote margin rendered unto itself the ability to redefine marriage… and imposed this previously nonexistent “constitutional right” on all 50 states.

CNN Settles Lawsuit Brought by Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann, by Jack Crowe

By Jack Crowe, National Review – CNN agreed on Tuesday to settle a lawsuit brought by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann… Sandmann sought $275 million from CNN over its coverage of the confrontation he and his classmates had with an elderly Native American man while visiting Washington, D.C., on a school trip in January of last year… “CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child,” reads the suit, which was filed in March 2019.

July 27, 2018: Sorry If You’re Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, Daily Signal – After all, socialism is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence. Whether implemented by a mob or a single strongman, collectivism is a poverty generator, an attack on human dignity, and a destroyer of individual rights… It’s true that not all socialism ends in the tyranny of Leninism or Stalinism or Maoism or Castroism or Ba’athism or Chavezism or the Khmer Rouge—only most of it does.

Trump’s 9th Circuit Appeals Court Nominee Introduces His Same-Sex Husband and Twin Baby Daughters

By CNSNews.com Staff – “I finally want to introduce my husband, Alex. He’s an outstanding father and a trained phlebotomist. Being married to a prosecutor is not always easy, but I want to thank him for all the support he has given me over the years… This year, we received the greatest blessings of our lives. In April, our twin daughters, Ellie and Irena, were born… As you can imagine, they are a handful, but we are still thankful for them. They have changed our lives for the better in infinite ways. Once again, thank you for this opportunity, Mr. Chairman, and I look forward to answering your questions.”

Aborting a Presidency, by Kevin Burke

By Kevin Burke, Crisis Magazine – Author and political scientist Darrell West is deeply concerned about the current climate in the United States. “Societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy,” he warns. “Unless people can bridge these divisions and forge a new path forward, it will be impossible to work together, maintain a functioning democracy, and solve the country’s pressing policy problems.”

Planned Parenthood Aborted 345,672 Babies Last Year, Received $616 Million From Gov’t, by By Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals it aborted 345,672 babies and received just over $616 million from taxpayers during its 2018 to 2019 fiscal year… Planned Parenthood also distributed over 2 million contraceptives during that time, many of which have the potential to act as abortifacients… PP’s main sources of taxpayer money come from Medicaid, Title X, state family planning slush funds, and sex ed grants. According to a Live Action analysis, Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding has increased by nearly 70 percent since 2008. Its total revenue was over $1.6 billion and its net assets were almost $2 billion.

Court Order Stops Texas Hospital From Removing Baby’s Life Support Against Family’s Wishes, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – A court order Friday prevented a Texas hospital from removing baby Tinslee Lewis from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case… The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas, granted the baby emergency relief and ordered Cook Children’s Medical Center not to remove Tinslee from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case. The court delayed a Thursday ruling by Tarrant County Judge Sandee Marion that the medical center can take the baby off life support against her family’s wishes.

Islam, Realism, and the Church, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, The Catholic Thing – In an earlier 2017 interview with Il Mattino, Pera was even more outspoken. In answer to a question about “indiscriminate” welcoming of migrants to Europe, he replied: “Frankly, I do not get this pope, whatever he says is beyond any rational understanding. It’s evident to all that an indiscriminate welcoming is not possible: there is a critical point that can’t be reached.”… He continued: “If the pope. . . insists in a massive and total welcoming, I ask myself: why does he say it?. . .Why does he lack a minimum of realism, that very little that is requested of anyone? The answer I can give myself is only one: The Pope does it because he hates the West, he aspires to destroy it. . . .As he aspires to destroy the Christian tradition.”

Politics: Iran, Again (For 40 Years, Tehran’s Philosophy Has Been.. ‘Death to America!’) by Jim Geraghty

By Jim Geraghty, National Review – Watching in horror as thugs grabbed our blindfolded embassy staff and paraded them before the cameras, Americans instantly learned that this was a regime that had no regard for any international law, traditional diplomacy, or morality. A revived relationship and summit meetings were unthinkable; anyone who met with Iranians on their soil was a potential hostage. The crowd of angry revolutionaries chanted “Death to America,” and the Iranian parliament and other official government meetings and rallies routinely began with the chant.

Surprise, Surprise, Climate Alarmists’ Dire 2003 Predictions for 2020 Have Not Come True, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – The media breathlessly foretold a global catastrophe. The global rise in temperature would lead to food shortages. Less and worse fresh water. More frequent floods and droughts. Mega-droughts would start in Northern Europe and Southern China in 2010 and continue throughout the decade. By the end of the decade, Europe’s climate would be as bad as Siberia’s. Europe would suffer food shortages. People would abandon the continent for warmer countries.

Politics: Trump: If Americans Are Targeted US Will Send ‘Beautiful’ New Military Equipment Iran’s Way, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – (Update:  On Sunday afternoon, President Trump tweeted again: “These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!”)

Are Targeted Drone Strikes Allowed Under Just-War Theory? by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – Dr. Kevin Miller, a moral theologian at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, spoke with CNA about the application of Catholic just-war theory to the strike… Catholic teaching on the use of lethal force “doesn’t rule this sort of thing out,” he said of “targeted killing of military leaders.” If Soleimani was behind attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, as alleged, then “you’re talking about an attempted attack on American civilian lives,” Dr. Miller said.

Catholics Join Calls to End Police Brutality in Hong Kong

UCANews reporter, Hong Kong – Leading Catholics have joined a call from politicians and other top civic figures from 18 countries in urging the Hong Kong government to halt police brutality against anti-government protesters… In an open letter to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, they urged her to establish an independent inquiry into police use of force against the protesters, warning they would seek the setting up of an independent international probe if she did not.

Donald Trump Rallies Evangelicals in Florida–‘We Have God on Our Side’, by Charlie Spiering

By Charlie Spiering, Breitbart – “I really do believe we have God on our side, I believe that … or there would have been no way we could have won, right?” Trump said… Trump reminded Americans that they needed to renew the importance of faith and family if they were to thrive in the next century… “Our faith is needed now more than ever,” he said. “While certain fads come and go, it is an eternal truth that faith and family lead to the stability, happiness, and prosperity of nations.”

Could This Be a Game-Changer? SCOTUS 2020: Should Abortion Businesses Speak for Women?

By Nikolas Nikas & Dorinda Bordlee, Bioethics Defense Fund, Press Release – January 2, 2020. For Immediate Release. Louisiana is set to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 4, 2020 that abortion businesses should no longer be presumed to have “third-party standing” — a legal concept by which abortion providers seek to assert the purported constitutional rights of women in order to strike down reasonable health and safety regulations that protect the very women they claim to represent.

A Major Opportunity for the Pro-Life Movement, by C C Pecknold

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – It is a significant Amicus brief for being signed by 207 elected members of Congress including two courageous Democrats. But more than anything, the brief signals that congressional Republicans think that the balance of the Supreme Court has tipped, and the Louisiana case represents a major opportunity. It is the first abortion case the Supreme Court will take up with Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the bench… The president of Planned Parenthood inveighed with defiance against the well-reasoned amicus brief as a “trick,” an “attack” on a “basic right.” But the truth is that an amicus brief is not a trick, and abortion is not a basic human right at all. It denies living, existing human beings in the womb the right to exist.

Chuck Todd Attacks Trump Supporters Who Believe Bible, by Michael Patrick Leahy

By Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart – NBC’s Meet the Press host Chuck Todd used a Letter to the Editor published 11 months ago in the Lexington Herald Leader to attack supporters of President Trump who believe the Bible… “Show me a person who believes in Noah’s ark and I will show you a Trump voter,” Todd read from the letter, written by David Bowles of Lexington, Kentucky, and published on January 15, 2019 to set up his questioning of New York Times editor Dean Baquet and Washington Post editor Martin Baron.

Iran’s Ayatollah Responds to Trump: ‘Like Hell You Will’, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Khamenei noted that Trump has blamed Iran for the recent incidents in Baghdad and has pledged to respond… “First of all, like hell you will,” the Mehr news agency quoted Khamenei as saying… “Second, be reasonable – which you are not. People of this region hate the United States,” the ayatollah continued. “Iraqis, Syrians, and Afghans all hate the U.S. and this hatred will eventually come out in some way.”.. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted in response to the incidents at the embassy, “Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!”

The Catholic Case Against Impeachment, by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – In any case, the impeachment is quite as likely to result in a Republican house majority next year. Having consecrated themselves to infanticide and perversion, the Democratic leadership have constituted themselves as much the enemies of reality as of the Faith. Should their political incompetence return control of the legislature to their opponents, it will be up to America’s Catholics to hold those opponents to the pro-life promises they shall no doubt make.

Democrats Peddle Doom, But the Middle Class Never Had it So Good

By Stephen Moore, Washington Times – Go to any neighborhood Walmart or Target and you will see average and even low-income Americans — blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, teenagers, mothers with three kids, and seniors — filing out of the store with sometimes two or three shopping carts overflowing with toasters, and winter coats, and flowers, and games, and dog food, and stuffed animals, and potato chips, and video games, and every conceivable piece of merchandise — and all stuffed in the back of the minivan.

Former Planned Parenthood Instructor: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The director showed Cline several Planned Parenthood case studies that showed girls as young as 10 years old coming to Planned Parenthood for help with injuries, the removal of foreign objects and abortions. The studies convinced Cline that something must be done to help these young women… “Wow, you’ve convinced me,” she said she told the educator. “How do I teach these girls NOT to have sex?”… Planned Parenthood’s sex education grooms students for promiscuity, Cline believes, and this promiscuity leads them to abortion.

LifeSite’s Top 10 Catholic Stories From 2019: Pope Francis, Bishop Schneider, Pachamama

By LifeSiteNews staff – Below is a list of the 10 most viewed Catholic stories published by LifeSite over the past year. 2019 was our biggest year ever, with traffic growth of over 50 percent. Thank you for supporting our pro-life, pro-family mission… (10) In June, Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, together with several other bishops, issued a public declaration of 40 truths that implicitly reference statements made by Pope Francis, while others relate to points of confusion that have arisen or intensified during the current pontificate.

Louisiana Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Pro-Life Law That Saves Babies, Protects Women, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The U.S. Supreme Court set a date to hear a high-profile abortion case out of Louisiana and the case of June Medical Services v. Gee is scheduled for oral arguments on March 4 in front of the high court. And when the court makes a decision, Lousiana hopes the justices will side with the pro-life law that will save babies and protect women… The Louisiana law in question requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies. Soon after it became law in 2014, the abortion facility Hope Medical Group for Women and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights challenged it in court.

Liberal Lawyer: SCOTUS Just ‘Ripped the Rug’ From Under the Democrats’ Trump Impeachment Push

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – Elections have consequences and the GOP kept the Senate. For all their talk about abuse of power and a constitutional crisis, Pelosi decided to create one of her own because…‘orange man, bad.’ They’re taking the ‘we had to destroy the village to save it’ approach. The only way for Democrats to save the Constitution is for them to plunge Congress into a crisis. Also, if Trump is such a threat, as they’ve said, why hold onto the articles. Deep down, to take a quote from the father of fake news Dan Rather, they know this case is shakier than cafeteria Jell-O.

While House Dems Impeach Trump, His Numbers Go Up, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday night, but his approval rating continues to improve while a recent poll shows the majority of Americans oppose his impeachment… House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) rejoiced at (Dec. 18th) announcement of the historic partisan vote (230 Democrats vs. 197 Republicans) to impeach the 45th president on the first charge of “abuse of power” of his office. That charge alleged that Trump requested Ukraine’s president to investigate 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden for leveraging foreign aid to protect the alleged corrupt business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden.

The Trojan Horse Of Gender Ideology, by Rod Dreher

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative – Earlier today, I wrote about how the issue of gender ideology might be one on which the Democratic Party is Corbynizing itself — that is, staying pure to the radicalism of its leadership, but getting way too far ahead of the public. I want to write something specifically about transgenderism, and why critical Attention Must Be Paid. None of this is being talked about outside relatively narrow circles. It is never in the mainstream media, which, as we know, will not waver from its agenda to advocate for and normalize transgenderism. Many priests and pastors won’t touch it, nor will Republican politicians, because they are all terrified of being labeled as bigots.

Pro-Life Democrat Votes Against Impeaching President Trump: “‘History Will Show This to Be a Mistake”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – There aren’t very many pro-life Democrats left in Congress or any major elected office. Most pro-life Democrats have either become Republicans as the Democrat Party has become monolithicly pro-abortion or they have been defeated by pro-abortion candidates with the backing of activist groups like Planned Parenthood and Emily’s List… But Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota of one of the few pro-life Democrats remaining in the nation’s capitol. And on Wednesday, he joined every Republican in the House of Representatives in voting agonist impeaching President Donald trump, who enjoys the support of pro-life groups and has built a pro-life record as president.

Is Impeachment Backfiring on Democrats? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor both Wednesday night and Thursday morning. To have the Senate, which is judge and jury of the impeachment charges, start calling witnesses whom House prosecutors failed to pursue “could set a nightmarish precedent.”… Said McConnell, Schumer “would apparently like our chamber to do House Democrats’ homework for them.”… Schumer’s plea for new witnesses is an admission that the House’s case for impeaching Trump is inadequate and deficient and could prove wholly noncredible to the American people. After all, if you need more witnesses, you probably do not have the smoking gun.

Ames, Iowa Man Gets 16 Years in Prison for Stealing, Burning LGBT ‘Pride’ Flag, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A man who was arrested this summer for stealing and then lighting a church’s LGBT rainbow “pride” flag on fire has been sentenced to prison for 16 years… Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, Iowa was found guilty last month of having committed a “hate crime” – arson – plus reckless use of explosives or fire… According to the Des Moines Register, Martinez stole the flag, which had been hanging at Ames United Church of Christ. Then, using lighter fluid, he burned it early on June 11, 2019 outside a strip club called Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club.

Louisiana Democrat Explains Why She’s Defending A Pro-Life Law Before The Supreme Court, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – Act 620 was authored by state Rep. Katrina Jackson, who is now state senator-elect, after she ran unchallenged for a seat representing District 34 in northeast Louisiana. In early 2020, Jackson will be speaking out not only in the state house but perhaps also at the highest court in the nation… “Oral arguments have been set for March 4,” said Jackson in a phone interview. “I am now in the process of getting barred to go before the Supreme Court and argue this case with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.”… A longtime Democratic elected official who nevertheless shuns her party’s pro-abortion stance, Jackson will be a featured speaker at the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January…

The Impeachment Theater of the Absurd

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – After Trump’s election, Nadler posted on his official website a manifesto for the resistance detailing a plan for how to dispose of Trump: “We cannot wait four years to vote Mr. Trump out of office, as members of the GOP Senate and House Majorities have already stated that they will facilitate the Trump agenda. … So we must do everything we can to stop Trump and his extreme agenda now.”

Trump Asks Nation to Pray Over His Impeachment, Says He’s Done Nothing Wrong, by Dave Boyer

By Dave Boyer, The Washington Times – House Democrats probably won’t answer President Trump’s prayers on impeachment, but Father Frank Pavone did… Father Pavone, a Roman Catholic who is national director of Priests for Life, responded Wednesday to the president’s call for prayers over his impeachment… “President Trump just asked for prayers!” he said on his Twitter account. “Let’s storm heaven against the evil that surrounds him. I pray he will have the courage to continue to fight for the Lives of the unborn!”

Democrats Allow Vote to Impeach President Trump, Blocked Vote to Stop Infanticide 80 Times, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pro-abortion Democrats voted today to allow something they refused 80 times before when it comes to protecting babies from infanticide: allow a vote… Democrats overwhelmingly approved the rules for the debate on impeaching President Donald Trump, essentially voting to allow a vote on impeachment late today. But Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to refuse a request to allow a vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions.

Politicizing the Eucharist? by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – On April 16, 1962, the Monday before Easter, the Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans, Joseph Francis Rummel, excommunicated three local Catholics for defying the authority of the Church and organizing protests against the archbishop’s order that the Catholic schools in the archdiocese be desegregated. The first of the three was Judge Leander Perez, 70, who called on Catholics to withhold donations to the Archdiocese and to boycott Sunday church collections. The second was Jackson G. Ricau, 44, political commentator, segregationist writer…

White House Hosts Catholic Leaders for Religious Freedom Briefing, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders on Monday afternoon for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues… The off the record briefing, held in the Indian Treaty room of the Executive Office Building, focused on “life, religious freedom, and other issues pertinent to the Catholic faith community,” according to an invite provided to participants. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their observations or concerns with the administration.

‘Birth Tourism’ and the 14th Amendment, by Lewis Morris

By Lewis Morris, Patriot Post – The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report that tracks the number of children born to foreign nationals in the United States, as well as the extent of what could be called “birth tourism.” The numbers are worrisome… Using federal statistics for the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017, the latest reliable data available, CIS estimates that 39,000 babies were born to foreign students, guest workers, and others on long-term temporary visas. There were an additional 33,000 births to tourists. This is in addition to the estimated 300,000 children born in the U.S. each year to illegal immigrants.

Hey Nancy Pelosi, Where is Your “As a Catholic” When 61 Million Babies are Killed in Abortion? by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – “As a Catholic” are empty words when they come from the lips of Nancy Pelosi… The Democrat House Speaker from California often touts her Catholic faith when it is beneficial to her political career, but she does not practice it. Under her leadership, Congress has pushed pro-abortion legislation and weakened religious freedom for Catholics and others… Writing at Israel National News, Rabbi Dov Fischer.. sympathized with devout Catholics who are frustrated by Pelosi…

Almost 6M Off Food Stamps After All-Time High Under Obama, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – A new report reveals that more than 5.9 million people have dropped off food stamps with new work requirements and the burgeoning economy of President Donald Trump – just six years after food stamp levels hit an all-time high under former President Barack Obama in 2013… With the unemployment rate hitting a 50-year low at 3.5 percent this fall and reaching all-time record low rates for blacks, Hispanics and women, the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that 5,975,739 Americans have discontinued using food stamps…

‘American Citizenship Is Eroding’, by Victor Davis Hanson, Wayne and Marcia Buske

By Victor Davis Hanson, Wayne and Marcia Buske, Imprimis – First, we are blurring the line between mere residents and citizens. We have between 45-50 million non-native-born residents in the U.S. today — the largest absolute number we’ve ever had. There’s no legal problem with the 30 million of them who have green cards or have acquired citizenship — although even 30 million is a challenge for the American melting pot to assimilate and integrate… But we also have, according to a recent Yale and MIT study, about 20 million people who are here illegally. In regard to them, the classical ingredients of American citizenship — the right to leave or enter the country as one pleases, for example, or to vote in elections, or to reside here as long as one pleases — are being blurred.

The U.K. Elections Were a Second Dunkirk: Not Victory, But Catastrophe Barely Averted, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – That’s what almost happened to Britain this week. The nation narrowly avoided lopping off its vital members and becoming a Frankenstein monster. It’s hard to convey to Americans quite how insane the British left has gone. Except, of course, to those who live in enclaves like Portland, San Francisco, New York City, or those who work in universities. The anti-Trump “resistance” has not quite dared in most places to plumb the depths of the faction that dominates the British Labour Party, and most of that nation’s media. Not quite.

Cardinal: Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg ‘Great Witness’ to Church Teaching

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – An influential Catholic prelate has praised teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg… Cardinal Peter Turkson, 71, told reporters yesterday that Thunberg is “a great witness to what the Church teaches on the care of the environment and the care of the person.”… “What is her objective? Skipping school for a future, a future that can’t be guaranteed because there is no care for the environment,” he continued.

Voters Pulverize Pro-Abortion Parties in UK Election, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Britain’s tectonic plates shifted Thursday as political parties pushing for the full decriminalization of abortion were pulverized in the biggest defeat ever in recent election history… No prominent pro-life Member of Parliament (MP) in mainland Britain lost their seat, while leading pro-abortion political candidates were defeated by significant majorities, the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child (SPUC) said in a statement Friday morning… The leftwing Liberal Democrats who ousted Catholic MP Rob Flello for his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage suffered the worst defeat, with pro-abortion leader Jo Swinson losing her seat in Scotland.

Pius XII, Francis, and the Media, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, The Catholic Thing – Jump ahead to the present, and what do we find? Why, it’s a photo of Pope Francis kissing a well-known anti-Semite. No need to go digging to find it. In fact, there are several photos taken on several occasions of the pope embracing the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb. Yet, the Grand Imam’s anti-Semitic views are no secret, and the pope must surely have been aware of them… During the Second Intifada, al-Tayyeb said that “The solution to Israeli terror lies in the proliferation of suicide attacks that spread terror into the hearts of Allah’s enemies.” He added, “the Palestinians have the right to blow up everything they want.”

Where Are the ‘High Crimes’? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Nowhere in the articles of impeachment is “treason” mentioned. Nor is “bribery” or “extortion,” the other crimes alleged. Where are the “high crimes” in this impeachment resolution? There are none… “Quid pro quo” was the accusatory Latin phrase most often used to describe President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call asking for a “favor” from the president of Ukraine… New Year’s prediction: The Roman poet Horace’s Latin depiction: “Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus” — “The mountains went into labor, and brought forth a mouse” — will be used to describe the articles of impeachment drawn up by Nancy Pelosi’s House.

Trump Administration Slams WHO for Promoting Killing Babies in Do-It-Yourself Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The World Health Association is promoting dangerous, self-induced abortions in countries where aborting unborn babies is illegal or heavily restricted… Last week, the Trump administration called out the disturbing agenda during the Second International Conference on Family Policy hosted by the Hungarian Embassy, according to the Christian Post…

Planned Parenthood to Open 50 Los Angeles School Centers Offering ‘Pregnancy Options Counseling’

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said Planned Parenthood’s new in-school venture is another opportunity for the organization to target young people for a profit: Planned Parenthood has been targeting younger and younger girls, through their version of sex education, beginning as early as elementary school, which encourages people to make bad choices. That’s how they make money as they profit from creating crisis through bad choices and then selling abortions to those same students. It’s no surprise that Planned Parenthood is now branching out into a misuse of health centers in schools.

Cardoza-Moore: Maybe Stop Teaching Saudis to Fly, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – An outspoken critic of radical Islam is asking why Saudi nationals, including the air force pilot who shot and wounded American citizens last week, were allowed to undergo flight training in the United States… The Dec. 6 attack at the Pensacola Naval Air Station was carried out by Mohammed Alshamrani, a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force, who killed two people and wounded eight others before he was shot and killed… According to USA Today, Alshamarani posted anti-U.S. messages on Twitter hours before the shooting, and Dealine.com reported that other Saudis on the base allegedly filmed the shooting and went missing.

Trump Ends Liberal Domination of 9th Circuit Appeals Court as Senate Confirms Lawrence VanDyke, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has ushered in the end of an era — no more will liberals dominate the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and use the federal appellate court as a rubber stamp for defeating pro-life legislation and pushing abortion on demand… Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Deputy Assistant Attorney General Lawrence VanDyke to serve on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Trump nominated VanDyke in September.

Sen. Hawley: The ‘Collusion Was Between the DNC and the FBI’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – While questioning Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday about the FBI’s malfeasance in its spying on the 2016 Trump campaign, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) said there was “collusion” in that presidential election, not with Russia but between the FBI and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)… The report by Horowitz confirmed that the DNC paid for the salacious “dossier,” compiled by ex-British spy Christopher Steele, that supposedly showed Trump had been compromised by the Russians. The dossier was not factual and had been dismissed by the CIA as “internet rumor.”

The Pivotal Black Vote, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Patriot Post – Some polls in recent weeks have provided an encouraging picture for President Donald Trump of strengthening support among black voters… I like these kinds of reports. But I wonder how much of reality they are really capturing… The Wall Street Journal, for instance, reports on new polling from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing outsize support from blacks for “Medicare for All.”.. According to this report, 74% percent of blacks compared with 69% of Hispanics and 44% of whites support a single-payer health care plan.

Déjà Vu in Pensacola, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Do you get the feeling that you’ve seen this movie before?… On Friday, December 6, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Saudi military, killed three and wounded seven others at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The New York Times immediately reported that his motive was unclear. If standard procedure is followed, it won’t be clear for a long time to come—at least not until the authorities can dream up a motive that has nothing to do with Islam, Allah, and virgins in paradise.

Pastor Jeffress: Pelosi Catholic? She ‘Celebrates Her Belief in the Murder of the Unborn’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) rebuke of a reporter for asking whether she “hates” President Donald Trump, evangelical Pastor Robert Jeffress said Pelosi was out of step with her Catholic faith because she supports abortion and “celebrates her belief in the murder of the unborn.”… Pastor Jeffress said, “I find it interesting that she is so indignant about being accused of hatred, saying it goes against her Catholic faith. Well, what about her belief in unrestricted abortion? That certainly goes against her faith, and she doesn’t apologize for that.”

Porn Is Not a Blessing of Liberty, by Josh Hammer

By Josh Hammer, First Things – Last week, four Republican congressmen sent a missive to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. This one-page letter beseeched Barr to actually enforce extant obscenity law as it applies to legally relevant hardcore. It would be prudent for Barr to “declare the prosecution of obscene pornography a criminal justice priority,” the congressmen argued. Accordingly, Barr ought to urge federal prosecutors to “bring prosecutions against the major producers and distributors of such material.”

Abortion Activists Hate Ultrasounds Because If Mothers See Their Baby, They’ll Reject Abortion (SPUC)

By The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – Mrs Nash said: “For women to be truly free, we must be intellectually free, and that means challenging and breaking loose from decades of indoctrinating propaganda. If abortion promoters regard women as too infantile to be given the uncensored truth, it is difficult to see on what basis they can speak of giving women an informed choice—and a choice that is not informed is no choice at all.”

BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Kentucky Ultrasound Law, by Cassy Fiano-Chesser

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser, LiveAction – The Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to Kentucky’s informed consent requirements, therefore upholding the law and signifying another win for the pro-life movement. Previously, a federal appeals court upheld the law, only to have that decision appealed by the ACLU… The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act was passed in 2017, and was originally overturned by a lower court after the ACLU challenged it. However, after a challenge from the state, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling, rejecting the idea that the law challenged doctors’ free speech rights…

Saving Human Rights from the Human Rights Movement, by Andrew R. DeLoach

By Andrew R. DeLoach, Public Discourse – The UN—and regional organizations like it—have promulgated a multitude of human rights treaties and policies, and an array of councils, committees, and courts to monitor, debate, and adjudicate all manner of human rights issues. Individual nations have incorporated human rights into their domestic legislation. Nongovernmental organizations and activists regularly advocate on behalf of human rights issues… But now human rights are in trouble.

Trump Was Right From the Beginning, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, American Spectator – In other words, Trump was right from the beginning: a politicized CIA and FBI imagined the worst about him and were gunning for him from the start. They used foul means to obtain spying warrants against his aides that gave agents the power to intercept his communications. At the very moment Comey was denying that the Obama administration spied on Trump Tower, he had sitting on his desk FISA warrants, based on nothing more than Hillary-financed opposition research, that gave him the power to reach into the campaign’s communications, past, present, and future. Horowitz details a host of improprieties that led to those sweeping warrants.

‘Fairness for All’ Is Well Intentioned but Inadequate and Misguided

By Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal – Working to find legislative compromise can be a good thing. But not every bill that calls itself a compromise is a good compromise… And that, sadly, is the case with the so-called “Fairness for All” legislation introduced Friday… Despite the undoubted good will of those who drafted and introduced the legislation, and despite some meaningful though insufficient protections for religious liberty, the bill is not in fact fair for all. Its protections for religious liberty come at the high cost of enshrining a misguided sexual and gender ideology into federal law.

Pope Francis Petitions UN for New Annual Secular Celebration of ‘Human Fraternity’, by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna. LifeSiteNews – In the latest sign of the importance Pope Francis attributes to his contentious Abu Dhabi interreligious initiative, he has now united with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Mosque in Egypt, Ahmed el-Tayeb, in petitioning the United Nations to declare February 4 the annual World Day of Human Fraternity, the Vatican has announced… February 4 is the anniversary of Pope Francis’s controversial joint declaration with the Sunni Grand Imam, seen by its critics as promoting religious indifferentism… the Pope also invited the UN to organize, together with the Holy See and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, a World Summit on Fraternity, to be held in the near future.

Will the Supreme Court Stand Up for Reality? by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Patriot Post – Does a 50-year-old law banning discrimination based on sex mean employers must treat biological men who identify as women as if they are women? That’s the question the Supreme Court will consider Tuesday when it hears arguments in Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… The Supremes’ answer could have enormous implications for women’s rights… the directors at this family-owned business follow a basic dress code: Men wear dark business suits; women wear skirt suits. The dress code complies with federal law.

If Trump Wants to Win Again, He Should Pardon David Daleiden. And Lock Up Planned Parenthood, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Imagine if one of the major funders of the GOP was founded on an elitist racist conspiracy. Its goal? To regulate the child-bearing choices of every American. So as to improve our genetic “germ plasm.” To diminish the number of “human weeds” who were born each year. This group called for the government to decide who could have children. And how many. The feds would force would-be parents to apply for a license before each pregnancy.

Rev. Graham Slams Impeachment: ‘It’s About Lying and Spinning the Lies’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on the Democrats’ drive to impeach President Donald Trump, Rev. Franklin Graham said the operation is not about uncovering the truth but is about “lying” and “spinning the lies.” The proceedings are “unbelievable,” he added, and stressed that “the only hope for our country is God.”

Exclusive: U.S. Representatives Call On Barr to Prosecute Obscene Pornography, by Alexandra Desanctis

By Alexandra Desanctis, National Review – Four Republican representatives have sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr this morning, calling on the Department of Justice to enforce obscenity laws as a means of reducing hardcore pornography that meets the legal tests for obscenity, especially pornography involving children… The letter — signed by Jim Banks of Indiana, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, and Brian Babin of Texas — was provided exclusively to National Review and reminds the Justice Department of Donald Trump’s promise as a presidential candidate to enforce obscenity laws against the porn industry.

Are Evangelicals Who Support Trump Fools? by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – My response to Thurman’s article is that he is just as guilty as the evangelicals he accuses. Except from the opposite perspective. Some evangelicals seem blind to Trump’s failings and his potential to hurt America deeply. Thurman, however, seems blind to Trump’s strengths and his potential to help America greatly… To be clear, I have frequently urged my fellow-evangelicals not to defend Trump when his words or actions are indefensible and not to sell our souls to him.

Good News/Bad News! Judge Drop Six Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing PP Baby Part Sales, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A biased California judge dropped six of the 15 bogus charges filed against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt related to their undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood, which resulted in shocking videos that alarmed Americans nationwide. The videos revealed how Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry actively sell the body parts of aborted babies for dubious research… The bad news for the pro-life undercover journalists is that their case will proceed to criminal trial in San Francisco Superior Court.

CNA: Congress Advances Bill Condemning China ‘Re-Education’ Camps

By Catholic News Agency, EWTN News – The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang… Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., who sponsored the House version of the legislation, said on the House floor on Tuesday that “millions of stories” are “waiting to be told about the crimes against humanity being committed by the Chinese government against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslims.”… “We cannot be silent…

Senate Confirms Pro-Life Trump Nominee Sarah Pitlyk as Federal Judge, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Nominated by President Donald Trump in August, Pitlyk will replace U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry in the Eastern District of Missouri. The U.S. Senate voted 49-44 to confirm her Wednesday afternoon. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to oppose her nomination, and no Senate Democrats broke ranks to support her… Pitlyk is a strong human rights advocate and defender of religious freedom. Her work at the Thomas More Society, a leading pro-life legal group, prompted strong opposition from abortion advocacy groups and pro-abortion Democrats.

The Vatican’s China Syndrome, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – How long can the Vatican remain silent about the Chinese repression in Hong Kong and about reports of persecution and re-education camps for religious believers in the rest of China? Clearly, the figures in the Roman Curia (primarily Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin) who crafted the still unpublished accord with the Communist government have put themselves in a moral bind. If they speak out, they may jeopardize the agreement… If they don’t speak out, they run the still greater risk of being accomplices, conspicuous accomplices, in the repression and potential liquidation of a heroic Catholic people of confessors and martyrs.

A Pope With the “Myth” of the People, by Sandro Magister

By Sandro Magister, L’Espresso – On many questions, some of them crucial, Francis systematically says and does not say, retracts, contradicts himself. Often within a single statement… Francis justifies this wordiness of his with the intention of setting in motion “processes” of exploration and evolution of doctrine, in which he judges it as wrong to fix the outcome beforehand… “Amoris Laetitia,” with its absence of clarity in authorizing or not authorizing communion for the divorced and remarried, is an emblem of this magisterium of “process.”… When some cardinals presented to him the “dubia” thereby generated, he did not respond… But that’s just the point, he couldn’t respond. Those cardinals had fully grasped the essence of his magisterium.

Impeachment Backfiring? Things Not Looking Good for Democrats, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – After 30 hours of televised impeachment hearings, voters aren’t changing their minds. A poll conducted in Wisconsin, a swing state, during the first week of the hearings revealed that more expressed opposition than support for impeachment and removal, 53% to 40%. Those figures were largely unchanged from October. Another poll found that opposition nearly doubled during that period, from a seven-point margin to a 13-point margin. Less than half of all voters support impeachment.

COMMENTARY: The Real Hunger Games, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – It is as Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Declaration of Independence and third president, stated. America is becoming divided between the major population centers, “The Capitol”, and the rural areas, “The Districts.” And it is in these population centers where the elitists reside, and as Jefferson asserted, the corruption exists. We must be honest, the greatest failures of governance in America is found in these urban population centers…controlled by the progressive socialist left.

Republicans Will Live to Regret Joining Climate Alarmists, by Gamaliel Isaac

By Gamaliel Isaac, American Thinker – “Climate crisis” and “climate emergency” are replacing the neutral-sounding “climate change.” Then there’s the threatening “extreme weather,” which has become a major focus as warming has stalled over the last two decades. Climate alarmists blame rising, man-made CO2 emissions for supposedly ever more frequent and intense hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic activity, drought, flooding, and snowstorms.

Louisiana Abortion Mill Accused of Hiding Evidence, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – What the Louisiana DOJ will find if the documents are unsealed remains unclear. But the state attorney general’s office said Louisiana’s abortion mills have a disturbing pattern of failing to report rape. Based on a survey it conducted, at least 66 abortions were performed on girls 11, 12 and 13 years old between 2013 and 2018. The ages strongly suggest the girls could be survivors of rape.The absence of rape reports is of grave concern to the attorney general’s office and sends up a red flag.

Pro-Abortion Bias? Lessons From the Daleiden Trial, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News – Pro-life undercover investigator David Daleiden and his associates were dealt a serious blow last month when California Judge William Orrick III instructed a jury to hold them liable for trespass and breach of contract for the creation of the investigative videos released in 2015 that reveal Planned Parenthood’s selling of fetal parts… Their lawyers portrayed them as citizen journalists who employed investigative-style undercover methods to obtain accurate evidence of potential wrongdoing by a major institution receiving public funds.

Black Leaders Tell Democrats: Stop Killing Black Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – African American voters urged Democratic presidential candidates to stop pushing abortions on black women and their unborn babies… Speaking with Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Sunday, two African American leaders expressed frustration with the candidates’ abortion advocacy, Townhall reports… “My biggest issue with the current Democratic candidates as it comes to the black community is that all of them are pushing for poor women of color to have access to abortion. That’s all that you hear,” panelist Angela Stanton King said.

Venezuela: China, Russia, Oil and the Threat to U.S. National Security, by Ken Blackwell/Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

By Ken Blackwell and Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, The Stream – The thought of the world’s largest supply of recoverable oil falling into the hands of Russia and China is not a far flung idea. And with that, a fleet of warships docked on the coast of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, positioned to threaten the American national security. If America eventually surrenders its influence in Venezuela, this scenario could become reality… As of now, Nicolas Maduro is the ruthless socialist dictator of a crumbling Venezuela. Desperate to maintain his grip on power, it is very likely he will cede control of Venezuela’s oil industry to the Russians and Chinese in exchange for ….

Rev. Graham: ‘I’ve Never Witnessed Such Intense Hatred and Vitroil Toward a Sitting President’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, evangelical leader Franklin Graham said the “drive to impeach” Trump is “tearing our country apart,” and that he has “never witnessed such intense hatred … toward a sitting president.”… Rev. Graham added that there are “spiritual forces of wickedness and darkness at work in our nation.”

Texas Attorney General Joins Fight to Stop Hospital Taking Baby Off Life Support

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – Texas AG Ken Paxton has come out in support of a family trying to save their nine-month old girl from being pulled from life support by medical staff at Cook Children’s Medical Center, in Fort Worth, Texas… Paxton announced a friend-of-the-court brief in aid of Tinslee Lewis, the infant, last week, in direct opposition to the Texas Advance Directives Act, a law that in effect gives families only 10 days to find a new hospital if the hospital that is treating their child decides to stop the treatment…

Who Are the Racists? by Walter E. Williams 

By Walter E. Williams, Patriot Post – There are other stark figures not talked about often. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting for 2018, of the homicide victims for whom race was known, 53.3% were black, 43.8% were white and 2.8% were of other races. In cases where the race of the offender was known, 54.9% were black, 42.4% were white, and 2.7% were of other races… White and black liberals, who claim that blacks face a “mortal threat” from the “white supremacist in the White House” are perpetuating a cruel hoax. The primary victims of that hoax are black people. We face the difficult, and sometimes embarrassing, task of confronting reality.

Louisiana AG: Abortion Center Broke the Law, Then Tried to Cover It Up, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – The Louisiana Department of Justice announced today that it has found evidence that a Baton Rouge abortion center repeatedly committed “criminal and professional misconduct” and then attempted to hide evidence of it from authorities… Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry tweeted, “We have a legal obligation to report potentially criminal activity to law enforcement & licensing authorities. Shockingly, Hope Medical is refusing to unseal this evidence & permit us to carry out our legal duties.”

Abortion Clinic at Center of Supreme Court Battle May Have Covered Up Rape of Young Girls, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – While declining to address specifics of the Hope case, the Louisiana attorney general’s office said the state’s abortion clinics have a disturbing pattern of failing to report rapes, and that a survey it conducted showed that between 2013 and 2018 at least 66 abortions were performed on girls 11, 12 or 13 years old. The ages indicate that the girls were survivors of rape.More comprehensive data has been withheld from regulators and the public, state officials contend, because at least two abortion clinics that closed recently shredded all their documents when they shut down.

Why US Bishops Place ‘Preeminent Priority’ on Stopping Abortion, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – A debate arose during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall general assembly about whether or not the bishops should name the abortion issue as a “preeminent priority” in their short letter on faithful citizenship… Archbishop Charles Chaput… “I am certainly not against quoting the Holy Father’s full statement. I think it’s a beautiful statement. I believe it. But I am against anyone stating that our stating it [abortion] is ‘preeminent’ is contrary to the teaching of the Pope,” he said. “That isn’t true.”

Opinion: Big Business and Climate Cronyism, by Lewis Morris

By Lewis Morris, Patriot Post – The Climate Leadership Council (CLC) is made up a who’s who of Republican and Democrat lawmakers, consultants, and policy wonks who have supposedly come up with a plan to develop a “revenue neutral” carbon tax that would provide dividends to low- and middle-income Americans to offset the inevitable higher energy costs that would be produced by said tax… The CLC plan has the support of several energy producers, including ExxonMobil, BP, ConocoPhillips and other oil and natural-gas companies. It might sound intriguing at first glance, but as with all things revolving around climate policy, it’s necessary to drill deeper.

“Canada’s Largest Newspaper: Catholic Schools Must Back LGBT ‘Rights’ or Risk Losing Public Funding”, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Canada’s largest newspaper threatened Catholic schools in an editorial that unless they get in line with homosexuality and transgender “rights,” support will only grow for an end to their public funding… Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) trustee Mike Del Grande… along with Teresa Lubinski, Garry Tanuan and Nancy Crawford — voted November 7 after months of bitter debate not to add “gender identity, gender expression, family status and marital status” to the TCDSB’s code of conduct as prohibited grounds for discrimination.

Democrats Want to Overturn Trump’s Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, and other pro-life leaders wrote a letter to Trump this week, urging him to reject the pro-abortion amendment… “We have the most pro-life President in history, and he has promised to veto any bill that would weaken the pro-life advances he has made, and Republican leaders in Congress have made it clear that they have the votes to sustain such a veto” Pavone said.

Is China a Model of the Common Good? by Matthew Schmitz

By Matthew Schmitz, First Things – “All the unofficial churches have been closed and at least 6 million Catholics have no meeting places,” Cervellera said. “The threat of the regime that ‘best implements the Churches’ social doctrine’ is arrest, stratospheric fines and expropriation of the buildings where the faithful gather.”… How could a high-ranking Catholic, the leader of a pontifical academy (Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences), praise such a regime? It is not mere naivete. Sanchez Sorondo’s statement exemplifies the way in which defenses of the “common good” sometimes slip into apologias for authoritarianism. It is important to challenge these statements, for they misunderstand the common good utterly.

New Sins For Old, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – “So Humanae Vitae was put in the bottom drawer. But we still need sin. So Pope Francis wants to invent some new ones. His latest is “the ecological sin.”… “Francis’… approach reflects his Peronist worldview, infused with the tenets of Liberation Theology. Both of these tendencies borrow from the Marxist tradition the dialectic, which revels in contradiction and thrives on ambiguity.”

‘Demonic Power’: Franklin Graham Claims Supernatural Element Behind Attacks on Trump, by Jon Brown

By Jon Brown, Washington Examiner – Evangelist Franklin Graham claimed the political turmoil fracturing the country in the wake of impeachment proceedings into President Trump likely has a supernatural origin… Graham spoke Thursday with author and host Eric Metaxas… “It’s a very bizarre situation to be living in a country where some people seem to exist to undermine the president of the United States,” Metaxas said. “It’s just a bizarre time for most Americans.”… Graham responded, “Well, I believe it’s almost a demonic power that is trying — “

Trump: FBI Was ‘Spying on My Campaign…And Now We’re Going to Find Out’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is expected to release his long-awaited report on FBI FISA abuse on Dec. 9, and bits of it are starting to leak out… CNN first reported Thursday night that “A former FBI lawyer is under criminal investigation after allegedly altering a document related to 2016 surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser (Carter Page).”.. “The possibility of a substantive change to an investigative document is likely to fuel accusations from President Donald Trump and his allies that the FBI committed wrongdoing….”

Pro-Abortion Billionaire Michael Bloomberg Will Run for President: Wants to “Defeat Trump”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Pro-abortion billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced today that he will run for president after previously indicating he would not compete. Forbes currently lists Bloomberg, 76, as the 8th richest person in the world. He, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, George Soros and other billionaires are some of the biggest donors to the abortion industry… One thing he will make good on is promoting abortion after making New York City one of the most pro-abortion places in the nation.

59% of Voters Fear Trump’s Opponents Will Resort to Violence, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Fifty-nine percent of U.S. likely voters are concerned that people who oppose President Donald Trump’s policies will resort to violence, a new Rasmussen Reports survey shows… One in three (34%) are “very concerned” that Trump’s opponents will resort to violence to get their way, with another one in four (25%) reporting that they’re “somewhat concerned” that anti-Trumpers will become violent.

Impeachment Witness Labeled ‘Operative With an Agenda’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Marine veteran Mark Geist – who defended the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked by Islamic militants – did not view the U.S.S.R.-born witness in high regard… “Vindman is a disgrace to all who have served,” Geist posted on Twitter Tuesday, using hashtags calling him a traitor and labeling him an expletive. “Transcript of his previous closed-door testimony he clearly admits to undermining the @POTUS foreign policy, and now he has chairman Schiff advising him on how to answer questions.”

Texas Town Becomes to 7th to Declare Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn” and Ban Abortions

By Micaiah Bilter, LifeNews – The town of Westbrook in West Texas voted unanimously on the pro-life ordinance, banning abortions and abortion facilities in their city and declaring it to be a place where unborn babies are protected and valued… Earlier this year, Waskom, Naples, Joaquin, Tenaha and Gilmer also approved sanctuary city ordinances to protect unborn babies. Omaha was the sixth city, but it recently retracted the ordinance and passed a non-enforceable resolution instead, The Texan reports… Leading the sanctuary city effort is Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas.

Basic Decency’s Last Stand in the Democratic Party, by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – Elizabeth Warren distanced herself from another aspect of Gabbard’s campaign. Namely, Gabbard’s opposition to late-term abortions, and her openness to pro-life Americans having a place in both major parties… In fact Gabbard differed with every other presidential candidate in the Democratic field (and agreed with a majority of American women) when she recently said she would support restrictions on third-trimester abortions… But at this week’s debate, Warren didn’t budge. Asked twice if there is room in the Democratic Party for pro-life Democrats like Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, she refused to answer plainly.

Europe Is Falling to Islam. Will America? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – “Within five years,” said former French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, “the situation could become irreversible.”… He was referring to the rising tide of violence resulting from Muslim immigration. His comment was from an interview that took place almost two years ago. If Collomb’s calculations are correct, France only has a few years “to avoid the worst.”… Significant social change usually takes place over the course of many decades, but sometimes gradual trends enter into an acceleration phase… A few years ago, who would have imagined that the demands of the transgender “community” would become the determining factor in the decisions of school boards, corporate boards, and athletic associations?

Note to Senator Rubio: We Can’t Agree on the Common Good Without Common Ground

By John Zmirak, The Stream – I offered some pushback to Rubio because he seems to think that the federal government, via economic policy, can offer meaningful help to promote the Common Good. In theory, in some situations, it could. For instance, in societies that shared a solid common ground. Whose courts acknowledged some version of natural law — with the details and applications argued out in state legislatures and Congress. (Not imposed by five black-robed nihilists.)… Today, here in America? Zero chance. Zero. In fact, handing still more power to the government is likely to do more harm than good.

Principles vs. Profits — Chick-fil-A Caves to Rainbow Mafia, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – In a recent interview with Bisnow, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos appeared to declare that America’s favorite chicken restaurant would no longer be donating to charitable organizations deemed “anti-LGBT.” Tassopoulos stated, “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are. There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

Anger Brewing as School Board Vote Forces Girls to Share Locker Rooms With Boys Who Say They’re ‘Girls’ by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Provoking concern among both parents and students, an Illinois school district voted last week to allow gender-confused students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms reflect their “gender identity.”… The board of District 211 voted 5-2 last Thursday evening to adopt a new policy for Palatine High School, the Daily Herald reported. It declares that “students shall be treated and supported in a manner consistent with their gender identity, which shall include students having access to restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.”

Climate ‘Science’ Riddled With Dishonesty, Incompetence, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, Daily Signal – Once in a while environmentalists reveal their true agenda. Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fourth summary report released in 2007, speaking in 2010 advised: “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.”… U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres said that the true aim of the U.N.’s 2014 Paris climate conference was “to change the (capitalist) economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution.”

The Case for Just War on Narcoterrorism, by Stephen M. Krason

By Stephen M. Krason, Crisis Magazine – The constant infiltration of illicit drugs from south of the border and the devastation it has wrought on American cities and sizable portions of the population do not seem to have been enough for the U.S. to move against the drug cartels. However, the shocking, brutal massacre by cartel thugs some days ago of the group of American Mormons—all of whom were women and children—living in their ancestral home in northern Mexico should drive home the urgent need to take decisive action.

The Pachamama Rohrs, by Dr. Douglas Farrow

Dr. Douglas Farrow, Catholic World Report – Now, dividing Jesus from the Christ is the oldest gnostic trick in the book. It belongs to a whole bag of tricks, including the division of the New Testament from the Old, the God of Jesus from the God of Moses, redemption from creation, resurrection of soul from resurrection of body – setting the former, in each case, against the latter. That sort of thing was exposed and overthrown long ago by St. Irenaeus in his foundational work of theology, Against the Heresies.

UN’s ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ and Pachamama (Pope Francis, Catholics “Must Obey the United Nations”) by Liz Yore

By Liz Yore, Church Militant – The globalists schemed for decades to cloak the tyrannical eco-hoax in a religious cloud cover but were thwarted by the two previous popes, who recognized the pernicious U.N. population control advocates were driving the environmental agenda — first under the U.N. 2015 Millennium Development Goals and now with the upgraded 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The global elites have snagged their “Green Pope” in the person of Jorge Bergoglio, who, like the tyrannical globalist that he is, recently chided Catholics that they “must obey the United Nations.”

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Unjust Conviction of David Daleiden, “We’re Thrilled”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood celebrated the unjust conviction of journalist David Daleiden on Friday after he exposed its alleged illegal sales of aborted baby body parts… “We’re thrilled with today’s verdict,” the abortion chain wrote on Twitter after the jury awarded it approximately $2 million in alleged damages caused by the undercover expose… Attorneys for Daleiden, Sandra Merritt and board members of Center for Medical Progress, which oversaw the undercover investigation, are expected to appeal.

Why Abortion Isn’t Just Another ‘Life Issue’, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The recent controversy at the meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops mirrors tensions across the Christian world. They even reach into evangelical churches. At The American Spectator, George Neumayr notes that Catholic bishops divided over the centrality of defending unborn life. That’s the topic Pope Francis’s lobby within the USCCB worked hard to try and deemphasize in Baltimore. Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, whom Francis is likely to promote, argued that abortion is not the “preeminent” issue facing the world.

Francis Church Strains at the Gnat and Swallows the Camel, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, American Spectator – Earlier this year, James Grein, the primary victim of Theodore McCarrick, reported that he had also been abused by Joseph Bernardin, the late cardinal of Chicago. Grein said the abuse took place in Wisconsin at Lake Geneva. As Grein was swimming, McCarrick pulled down his swimsuit and Bernardin groped him. The accusation received zero coverage in the mainstream media, which continues to treat the politically liberal Bernardin as a canonized figure…. In light of all of this, one might have thought that the USCCB would rename its “Cardinal Bernardin Leadership Award,” which honors outstanding youth. But it didn’t. It gave the award out again this year — to a young “immigrant mother” who advocates for amnesty.

RICO Penalties Boost Damages to $2.2 Million in Daleiden Case, by Joan Desmond

By Joan Desmond, EWTN News – David Daleiden, the Center for Medical Progress and four co-defendants were found guilty in a civil trial and face actual and punitive damages totaling $2.2 million, his lawyers at the Thomas More Society confirmed this afternoon… “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” said lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen in a statement after the verdict was announced at the San Francisco courthouse… “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal….

10 Countries Join US to Slam ‘Illegitimate’ Pro-Abortion UN Conference, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – The United States and 10 nations issued a stinging rebuke Thursday to the Nairobi Summit on population by declaring that any document the conference issued is illegitimate… The joint statement presented on the last day of the summit by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Affairs on behalf of Brazil, Belarus, Egypt, Haiti, Hungary, Libya, Poland, Senegal, St. Lucia, and Uganda also reaffirmed that “there is no international right to abortion.”… International law clearly states that “‘[e]veryone has the right to life’ (e.g. Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights),” the 11 signatory nations asserted.

BREAKING: Jury Rules Against Daleiden, Pro-Lifers Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Baby Body Parts, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress undercover investigators have been found guilty of multiple crimes and must pay millions in damages to Planned Parenthood for the work they did in exposing organ harvesting on aborted babies… The jury of nine men and one woman released its verdict Friday afternoon after deliberating less than two days, even though the landmark civil trial took six weeks… “This lawsuit is payback for David Daleiden exposing Planned Parenthood’s dirty business of buying and selling fetal parts and organs,” declared lead Thomas More Society defense attorney Peter Breen. “We intend to seek vindication for David on appeal. His investigation into criminal activity by America’s largest abortion provider utilized standard investigative journalism techniques, those applied regularly by news outlets across the country.”

Pelosi Signs Bill Making ANIMAL Cruelty a Federal Crime, by Marty Johnson

By Marty Johnson, The Hill – Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) signed a bill on Friday that would make animal cruelty a federal crime… In a tweet, Pelosi said “Today, I was honored to sign @RepTedDeutch’s #PACTAct to make animal cruelty a federal offense.”… The bill, dubbed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, was introduced by Deutch… It is a follow-up to the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act in 2010, and would ban animal crushing, or an act in which an animal “is purposely crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled, or otherwise subjected to serious bodily injury.”

Evangelist to Liberal Journalist: Stop With the ‘Progressive’ Lies, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Graham – who serves as president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse – took to Facebook and addressed Moyer’s narrative blasting Republicans and promoting Democrats’ impeachment proceedings… “The lies of the progressive left and the hyper-liberal media are what is a serious threat to the future of our nation,” Graham remarked in a Facebook post. “The Bible tells us, ‘The Lord detests lying lips.'”… In regards to Moyers’ diatribe against the president and Republicans, Graham contended that the left-leaning journalist made one good point… “Graham said Moyers is right about one thing … that lies are harmful”

Pope Francis Proposes Adding ‘Ecological Sin’ Against ‘Common Home’ to Catechism, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis said today that he is thinking about adding the “‘ecological sin’ against our common home” to the Catechism of the Catholic Church… “We have to introduce―we are thinking about it―to the Catechism of the Catholic Church the sin against ecology, the ‘ecological sin’ against our common home, because a duty is at stake,” Pope Francis told his hearers. The Argentinian pontiff made the remark in a speech he gave today to the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Penal Law in Rome… Top Catholic thinkers, however, told LifeSiteNews that it’s impossible for man to sin against inanimate objects such as the earth or the environment, but only against God and those created in His image… “There is no possible sin against planet Earth,” Dr. Peter Kwasniewski said.

Trump Admin Tells UN: US Will Not Support Abortion, Unborn Babies Have “Inherent Value” by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of women in and outside of the womb this week at an international population summit… The Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 2025, which is happening in Kenya this week, largely is a meeting of abortion activists and pro-abortion political leaders, according to the Heritage Foundation… Pushing back against the pro-abortion agenda, Valerie Huber, the United States special representative for global women’s health, told the summit that America will not support abortion.

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony: “What clearly concerned both witnesses wasn’t simply the abuse of power by the President, but the harm it inflicted on Ukraine, a critical ally, under constant assault by Russian forces.”

U.S. Bishops’ Conference Turned Virulently Anti-Trump — and Nobody Objected, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. bishops conference became overtly political and pitted the pro-life credentials of President Trump against those of Pope Francis when the topic turned to the sustained influx of those seeking asylum at the nation’s southern border… During a presentation to the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly concerning the work of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), executive director Anna Marie Gallagher made unabashed political comments, twice pointing a finger at the Trump administration and also speaking of U.S. border patrol agents in derisive terms…Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky seized the moment to not only add his criticism of President Trump but to express his disapproval of the previous day’s vote by the bishops to continue to recognize abortion as the nation’s preeminent life issue.

Rev. Graham: Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry ‘Is a Day of Shame for America’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – In the first of two tweets on the subject, Rev. Graham said that he agrees with the liberal media that the impeachment inquiry is “historic” – in the sense that it is “historically shameful”: “It’s a day of shame for America. The media is calling the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry “historic;” and it is—historically shameful. That our politicians would bring this kind of harm to our country with the world watching is unbelievable. ½”

Impeachment Inquiry Finally Sees the Light of Day, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – Wednesday, seven weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the “official impeachment inquiry” into alleged misdeeds committed by President Trump, the Democrats leading that probe finally emerged from the bowels of the Capitol building to convene a hearing in the light of day. They made the odd choice to devote their first public hearing to a couple of Foggy Bottom diplomats, William Taylor and George Kent…

Vatican Hosts Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBT Rockefeller Foundation, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The Rockefeller Foundation, notorious for promoting abortion and the LGBT agenda, is sponsoring a two-day Vatican conference under the auspices of Pope Francis and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences… The conference, titled “Reduction of Food Loss and Waste,” is being held at the Casina Pio IV on Nov. 11–12 and includes speakers from other pro-abortion bodies including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation… Nestlé, recently criticized for using aborted fetal cell lines to test artificial flavor enhancers in partnership with biotech firm Senomyx, is also a participant at the conference.

We Have a Right to Life, Mr. Biden—Not the Eucharist, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff in a November 1 interview sympathetically asked Biden if he was “offended” by Fr. Morey’s actions. Biden responded by explaining that while it was “a private matter… it’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion.” In a later statement, Biden further explained: “I practice my faith… but I’ve never let my religious beliefs, which I accept based on Church doctrine… impose that view on other people.”

We Don’t Judge Our Veterans by ‘Just War’ Criteria, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Every Veteran’s Day since I moved to Dallas, I devoutly attend the city’s parade. That was easy, my first few years. I lived downtown on Main Street and it marched right past my building. But things happen, life goes on, and you rescue beagle twins who get you evicted… You know how it goes. Now I live miles away. It will mean a special effort to get down to the parade. But I’m going to make it. And I hope you make it, too, to your local celebration. Just a few thoughts today on what it means.

Video: What Trump Gets That Reagan Could Not, by Patriot Post

Media Editors, Patriot Post – Trump puts on a spectacular display of message dominance while drowning out the mainstream media… Does this consummate entertainer — this pop president — get something that even Ronald Reagan could not? Have Americans changed in the intervening years so that Reagan couldn’t cut it today?… Patriot Post partner Bill Whittle and Scott Ott discuss.

President Donald Trump Has a Wonderful Pro-Life Record on Appointing Judges, by Carol Tobias

For many years, National Right to Life and its state affiliates have labored intensively and diligently to elect pro-life candidates, who then enacted pro-life laws– only to see Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, or a local abortion facility challenge those laws in court. Far too often, the challenges were successful, because some judges legislate from the bench rather than follow the U.S. Constitution.

Sen. John Kennedy: Dems Are Giving Trump ‘A Fair and Impartial Firing Squad’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – The always-colorful Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana is among the Republicans who say Democrats are being unfair to President Trump by limiting the witnesses they may call and by selectively leaking portions of the testimony they’ve heard privately, before releasing transcripts pertaining to Trump’s Ukraine dealings… “If you try to assess how a trial is going for a defendant, you don’t just listen to the lawyers’ opening statements and you don’t just read the transcript,”… “You sit there and listen to all the testimony, the cross-examination, and the context….

Analysis: USCCB Elections and the Church’s Theological Vision, by JD Flynn

By JD Flynn, CNA – The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching to assembly. In fact, while the meeting will begin Monday, its only real surprise came weeks ago, when the list of candidates for the conference presidency and vice presidency was published… The bishops will elect a new president Monday, almost certain to be Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, the conference vice president. The uncertain question is who they’ll elect as vice president, but Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City and Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the military archdiocese are largely considered the front-runners, and one of them is likely to win.

Opinion: The Warped Catechism of Jorge Bergoglio, By George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, The American Spectator – A measure of this pontificate’s farcical dysfunction is that its leading chronicler is Eugenio Scalfari, a doddering apostate, atheist, and communist to whom Jorge Bergoglio routinely confides his heretical thoughts. Scalfari is the pope’s favorite interviewer… The pope is so fond of their exchanges that he had the Vatican publishing house issue an early batch of their interviews as a book… The fact that the pope continues to grant interview after interview to a journalist whom the Vatican press office has said for years “misquotes” him indicates the pope is perfectly happy with Scalfari’s reconstructions and the confusion that they cause.

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

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – In a renewed and enthusiastic endorsement of globalism, Pope Francis has announced he is hosting an initiative for a “Global Pact” to create a “new humanism.”… According to a Vatican statement issued on Thursday, Sept. 12, the Pope is inviting representatives of the main religions, international organizations and various humanitarian institutions, as well as key figures from the world of politics, economics and academia, and prominent athletes, scientists and sociologists to sign a “Global Pact on Education”… “A global educational pact is needed to educate us in universal solidarity and a new humanism,” Francis said in a video message to launch the initiative.

Vatican Hosts Youth Conference With Pro-Abortion UN Activists, by Diane Montagna

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – With so much attention focused in recent weeks on the violation of the first commandment, further attacks on the fifth and sixth commandments have gone unnoticed in Vatican City… In the middle of the Amazon Synod, a smaller but not insignificant gathering was also organized by the Holy See and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), directed by pro-abortion globalist and sustainable development guru, Jeffrey Sachs… Founded by former U.N. Gen. Sec. Ban Ki-moon in 2012, donors and partners of SDSN include the pro-abortion, pro-gender theory Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One of Sachs’s biggest supporters over the years has also been far-left financier George Soros, who donated $50 million to his Millennium Villages Project.

The Difference One Racist Made: Margaret Sanger’s World, by Susan Ciancio

By Susan Ciancio, Human Life International – Sanger eventually went to nursing school, then married and had three children. She and her husband became immersed in the bohemian world of Greenwich Village, where they lived. It was at this time that she joined the Women’s Committee of the New York Socialist’s Party and began to advocate for the sexual education of women. Though she never finished nursing school, Margaret began working as a nurse in a poor immigrant section of NYC, where she grew to believe in—and teach—the importance of birth control. She also began to write about these beliefs in a column entitled “What Every Girl Should Know.”

‘Soros Factor’ Revealed in State Attorneys’ Elections, by Chad Groening, Jody Brown

By Chad Groening, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – According to The Washington Post, the outcomes in three of the DA races “were powered to a significant degree” by George Soros, whose Justice and Public Safety PAC poured nearly $2.1 million into the primary and general election campaigns of those progressive candidates in Fairfax, Arlington, and Loudoun counties. The Post says the winner of the contest in Prince William County didn’t receive in-kind contributions from Soros.

2020 Democratic Front-Runners Downplay Religious Freedom, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register – Shortly before he exited the 2020 Democratic presidential field, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke asserted that churches and other faith-based organizations should lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex “marriage.”… “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America, that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us,” O’Rourke commented at CNN’s “Equality in America” town hall last month.

Impeaching America’s Future, by R. Emmett Tyrrell

By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Patriot Post – What does the future have in store for us if Congress succeeds in impeaching President Donald Trump, the president who presides over the best economy America has had in the last 50 years? I think you can look to South America for a glimpse of the great republic that will be vouchsafed us by the congress girls from what is called “the Squad” and from the most foulmouthed field of Democratic candidates ever to run for the presidency. Already the Democratic National Committee has asked the candidates to avoid crude back-alley language in their debates…

I Wish the Impeachment Drama Was a Hallmark Christmas Movie, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, Managing Editor, The Stream – Flipping back and forth I go between coverage of the impeachment drama and whatever Hallmark Christmas movie happens to be running. Impeachment. Hallmark Christmas. Impeachment. Hallmark Christmas. Back and forth like a game of Pong. The two could not be more different. One’s a wholly fictional, entirely predictable, poorly plotted pile drivel loaded with bad actors. The other features lots of snow, Christmas trees and holiday cheer.

The Troubling Rise of Do-It-Yourself Abortions, by Tessa Longbons

By Tessa Longbons, The Stream – Pro-lifers hailed some good news recently: The rate of abortions in the United States has fallen to a record low, according to a recent report from the Guttmacher Institute… But the report also included some bad news. Of the more than 860,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017, chemical abortions increased 25% from 2014 and now account for nearly 4 in 10 abortions in the U.S… And that doesn’t include self-induced abortions, which the report indicates are going up.

Trump Touts Success in Appointing Conservative Judges, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, Daily Signal – President Donald Trump reminisced Wednesday about the 2016 campaign, when not every conservative trusted him to name Supreme Court justices and other federal judges… “People knew me very well, but they didn’t know, ‘Is he liberal, conservative? Who are your judges?” Trump recalled in the White House East Room, celebrating his success in appointing judges… Trump so far has appointed 157 judges who have won Senate confirmation, and that is expected to be 161 by the end of the week.

ABC Spiked Epstein Story to Help Clinton, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – ABC News isn’t the first network to spike a story for political reasons, but this one’s a doozy. The network admitted sitting on a 2016 interview with Virginia Robert Giuffre, who had accused the late Jeffrey Epstein of sexual assault. But it was the connections to Bill Clinton, Great Britain’s Prince Andrew, and Epstein attorney Alan Dershowitz that sent the interview to the dustbin.

Trump: Putting the Option in Adoption, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – The Trump administration couldn’t agree more. And on Friday, the first day of National Adoption Month, HHS kicked off the celebration by announcing a change years in the making. For the first time since Barack Obama, adoption agencies won’t have to violate their faith — or parents’ wishes — in placing kids. Under a new rule proposed by the president’s team, faith-based providers will be able to continue to serve their communities in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs.

Will Trump Be a Two-Term President? by Stephen E. Strang

By Stephen E. Strang, The Stream – As we approach the 2020 election, and with impeachment news daily in the headlines, there are Christian leaders who prophesy that Donald Trump will indeed win. It is an untold story of prophecies and spiritual signs that is off the radar screen of the secular media, which would never cover it except to ridicule. Yet many Christians believe God still actively guides us not only through the Bible, but through the Holy Spirit and spiritual gifts.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Hypocrisy of Progressivism

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Consider the following: Progressives claim to believe in “tolerance” above all else. But it is they who have proved to be the worst offenders when it comes to demonizing and vilifying those who deviate one iota from the shape-shifting progressive orthodoxy. The same progressives who incessantly talk about the value of “dialogue” are those who have spawned so-called cancel culture, in which mobs of their confreres conscientiously strive to drum out of polite society anyone who dares say – or believe – anything that is less than 100% “woke.”

Three Cheers for Refugee Reduction, by Michelle Malkin

By Michelle Malkin, The CNSNews – The Refugee Act of 1980 created the Office of Refugee Resettlement and office of U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and raised the annual ceiling of admissions to 50,000… Under Obama, that number soared to nearly 100,000 annually. The idea that we’ve abandoned our humanitarian leadership role because of this refugee resettlement reduction is ludicrous. Overall, since 1975, the U.S. has resettled more than 3 million refugees. Under Trump, the U.S. still accepted more refugees than any other country in both 2017 and 2018.

Fr. Jonathan Mitchican: Denying Communion as an Act of Love

By Fr. Jonathan Mitchican, First Things – Since former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina last week, I have heard the same objections that my fellow seminarians and I once raised: Denying Communion is cruel, it is not what Jesus would do, it is not loving. I make no claim for whether or not the denial was appropriate in this instance. The Church leaves it up to individual bishops to set policy for their clergy. But to say that it is always unloving to deny Communion is simply false. In some cases, it is the most loving thing to do.

Pontifical Academy of Sciences Embraces UN’s ‘Sustainable Development’ Agenda, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, governors from the Pan-Amazon region, and officials from the United Nations were among those who signed a declaration of commitment to sustainable development in the Amazon at the Vatican on Oct. 28… Such meetings are not rare for the pontifical academy, which has held 13 conferences on environmental issues since 2013, often bringing in people with views diametrically opposed to key Church teachings but with concerns about the environment. “The Vatican these days seems more concerned with saving the world than saving souls,” said one source close to the Holy See.

American Life League: The Ninth Circuit Court Violates Religious Freedom

American Life League – American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement today regarding the Ninth Circuit Court’s recent decision to uphold the block on birth control exemption for religious employers: The Ninth Circuit has once again trampled on religious freedom. Forcing groups to cover birth control for their employees when these groups have religious objections to such coverage is a violation of the Constitutional protection afforded to those who believe in God and embrace their faith as part of their corporate policy. Even though the Ninth Circuit Court is growing ever colder to the reality that God does exist, we know better.

Bozell Blasts Twitter’s Ban on Political and Issue Ads: ‘Conservatives Should be Very Concerned’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “By restricting ads, Twitter can further limit the ability of conservatives to get their message heard,” Media Research Center (MRC) President warned Thursday… In a statement reacting to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s announcement that the social media giant will stop accepting both political ads and “issue ads,” Bozell called Twitter’s rationale “laughable”: “To pretend Twitter is taking the moral high ground in banning political ads is laughable. Twitter sees the backlash Facebook has received for embracing free speech in advertising and with this ban, hopes to force their hand into doing the same.”

Fr. Thomas Petri: Priests, Prudence, Politics: Why Joe Biden Was Refused Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass

Father Thomas Petri, Opinion contributor, USA Today – Former Vice President Joseph Biden was denied Holy Communion at a parish in South Carolina last week due to his public support for abortion. This is apparently the policy of the bishop in South Carolina… This is always distressing to everyone involved. The situation is worsened in the Church’s view when a person is publicly obstinate in grave sin and insists that there’s nothing immoral about what they do. Canon 915 of the Church’s Code of Canon Law requires those “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Rep. Scalise: ‘No Guarantee’ Impeach Process Will Be Fair For Trump, by Cathy Burke

By Cathy Burke, NewsMax – Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., says there’s “no guarantee” President Donald Trump will be treated fairly once the impeachment inquiry goes before the House Judiciary Committee… In an interview aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” the House Minority Whip pointed out that “both sides” were allowed to call witnesses during impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton… But, he insisted, “there’s no guarantee” that Trump’s lawyers will be allowed to ask questions when the matter goes before the judiciary panel.

OneNewsNow: DHS Set to Reverse Obama’s Pro-LGBT Adoption Policy

By OneNewsNow.com Staff – The Trump administration is set to announce plans to protect faith-based adoption agencies and foster care providers from Obama-era rules that sided with homosexual activists over religious beliefs… CBN reporter David Brody broke the story in a Nov. 1 report that quotes an unnamed White House official who said Health and Human Services will announce the rules today, which would allow those religious agencies to apply for federal funds while maintaining their religious beliefs…

‘Valentine’s Card’ Student Wins Free Speech Case, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – A student who sued her college after administrators barred her from handing out Valentine’s cards with a Christian message has won her First Amendment case. .. Campus authorities stopped Northwest Wisconsin Technical College student Polly Olsen from handing out her homemade cards on Valentine’s Day last year, Fox News recalled in its recent story, but the paralegal student sued to fight for free speech… She was represented by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty.

The Hayride: Steve Scalise Hammers Away At Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Mess (VIDEO)

By MacAoidh, The Hayride – There was a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives today – by a 232-196 margin, with no Republicans crossing the aisle – to move forward with impeachment proceedings. It’s a complete farce, and it exposes the Democrats in charge of the House as the worst kind of thugs; they’re building on a thoroughly illegitimate closed-door proceeding hidden from the American people, with “whistleblowers” who turn out to be Democrat operatives embedded in military and intelligence jobs doing everything they can to sabotage the Trump administration.

When a Canadian Explained to Me the Horrors of Socialized Medicine, by Bonnie Cohen/Howard Sachs

By Bonnie Cohen and Howard Sachs, American Thinker – The woman said (paraphrased), “Even though you’re getting close to complete government control of health care, you American’s don’t know how good you still have it here. If you really want to know, come to Canada, where the state now runs everything. It’s ugly and scary.”… She elaborated. She told me the tragic story of her sister, who had worked as a nurse in a hospital. She experienced some serious symptoms that needed further tests. She was put in a long queue to have an MRI. Her sister worked as a nurse. She could have pulled strings to get ahead of others waiting in the long line. She chose not to take advantage. Finally, seven months later, the scan was performed. The test revealed a cancer that was no longer treatable.

Asked About Denying Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Communion, Cdl Dolan Says, ‘I Wouldn’t Do It’, by Martin M. Barillas

By Martin M. Barillas, LifeSiteNews – Appearing on Fox & Friends on Thursday, Cardinal Dolan was asked for his reaction to news that a priest in South Carolina had denied the Eucharist to Biden, who was accompanying Mrs. Biden to Mass at St. Anthony Parish in Florence during a campaign stop on Sunday… “Did the South Carolina priest do the right thing?” interviewer Steve Doocy asked. At length and after some cross-talk, Dolan finally responded, “I wouldn’t do it.”

GIANT MONEY GRAB? Amazonian States Want $30 Billion in Ecological Reparations from ‘Rich Countries’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D., Breitbart – Gathered for the Vatican’s Pan-Amazonian Synod, Brazilian governors as well as regional governments of other Amazon countries held a special summit at the Pontifical Academy for Sciences Monday, in which they insisted that the Amazon is a natural carbon sink that releases oxygen for the whole world and they deserve compensation for it… “Science points to a great risk of climate change on the planet and there is a need to address this issue more swiftly,” Mr. Dias said. “Brazil, as a country that captures carbon dioxide and emits oxygen, has an estimated $30 billion in receivables.”… At the end of Monday’s summit, the regional leaders published a declaration, which they also sent to Pope Francis, outlining their proposal for the “sustainable development of the Amazon.”

TX State Rep Vows Action After ‘Transition’ Legal Fight, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Following a court case that gained national attention, a state legislator in Texas is vowing to introduce legislation prohibiting the use of puberty blockers for children… The promise from state Rep. Matt Krause comes after a custody battle over 7-year-old James Younger, who reportedly wants to be a girl according to his mother. But his father, however, claims that is not true and blames the mother for pushing the boy to become a girl named “Luna.”

Obama Administration’s Spying on Donald Trump, by R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

By R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., Washington Times – It has taken a long time, but finally the Justice Department is training its guns on what heretofore was unthinkable, unless you are a career civil libertarian. For years the civil libertarians have been warning us that the intelligence community posed a threat to democracy, as we know it in these United States. Every so often they would point to some excess of the FBI or the CIA and tell us that the lights were going out in democratic America.

Austin, Texas School District Mandates Teaching 5th Graders How to Have Unnatural Sex, by Todd Starnes

By Todd Starnes, The Stream – The sex and gender revolutionaries have officially taken over the Austin ISD without firing a single shot… In spite of overwhelming opposition from parents and pastors, the district’s trustees voted early Tuesday morning to implement a pornographic sex education policy that includes instruction on unnatural sex acts and condom-applying techniques… The father of a fifth grader demanded to know who gave the school district the right to impose such vulgar lessons on his child… “Who gave you the right, Austin ISD? You have overstepped,” the rightfully frustrated dad said.

Vatican Cardinals Linked to Missing Millions and Financial Scandal, by Ed Condon

By Ed Condon, CNA – Multiple sources in the US and in Rome have confirmed to CNA that then-Archbishop Becciu was responsible for organizing a concerted effort by other Vatican officials and American cardinals – including then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick – to pressure the board of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation to approve a grant of $25 million in 2017… sources in the Administration for the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) and the Papal Foundation told CNA that the true purpose of the loan was to help remove a 50 million euro debt from APSA’s books.

CNA: Pro-Life Leaders Ask HHS to Separate Abortion Payments in Insurance Plans

By Catholic News Agency – A group of pro-life leaders is calling on the Trump administration to finalize a rule that would require abortion to be billed separately from other services in taxpayer-funded health-insurance plans… The letter asked HHS to further these efforts by implementing a rule removing the ability for insurance companies to create “hidden abortion surcharges,” through which “enrollees … are unknowingly paying into plans that subsidize elective abortion.”

Democrats Want to Impeach President Donald Trump Because He’s a Pro-Life Champion on Abortion, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – If you are wondering why the nation’s largest single-issue pro-life organization is getting involved in this matter, the answer is simple. Our pro-life president has been under attack since he won election in 2016, and the explanation for a large part of that assault is his unswerving pro-life position… Donald Trump has done more for unborn children than most people could have imagined… Let’s review just some his Administration’s actions….

GOP Finally Shows Some Backbone, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – (I)n the past several days, congressional Republicans have rallied against the closed-door impeachment proceedings conducted by California Congressman Adam Schiff (D) against President Donald Trump… some 30 Republican members “stormed” into one such meeting Wednesday, bringing it to a halt… “I love it. I think it’s long overdue,” comments Richard Viguerie, chairman of Conservative HQ. “There’s a lot of things that people at the grassroots would like, but nothing more so than a backbone. I think it’s just wonderful, exciting that finally, late in the game, the Republicans in Congress are showing some backbone, and I wish more would join them.”

Joe Biden Denied Communion Over Pro-Choice Stance, by Eric Mack

By Eric Mack, Newsmax – Because of his pro-choice abortion stance, Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion on Sunday in Florence, South Carolina, Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed… “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed to the Morning News in an email. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other, and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

Kanye West Slams Democrat Party Leaders: They Are “Making Us Abort Our Children”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kanye West slammed abortion and pro-abortion Democratic politicians last week in an interview promoting his first Christian album, “Jesus is King.”… “Democrats had us voting Democrat for food stamps for years, bro…What you talking about? Guns in the ’80s, taking the fathers out of the home, Plan B, lowering our votes, making us abort our children…. I can’t tell y’all how to feel. But what I can tell you honestly is how I feel.”… It appears West is beginning to realize the truth.

Social and Political Disintegration Is Accelerating, by E. Jeffrey Ludwig

By E. Jeffrey Ludwig, American Thinker – Contempt for the family is part of the communist program going back to 1848. The voices of hateful anti-America protests continue to promote communism as the answer to our society’s issues. America is now in disintegration mode despite President Donald Trump’s desire to reinstate some respect for our institutions after decades of neglect… How did we arrive at this point of social and political disintegration?.. The voices of socialist potentiality began to move with greater confidence during the New Deal, but they had not wrested total control over the Democratic Party.

Did Trump Trade the Kurds for the ISIS Leader’s Head? by John Zmirak 

By John Zmirak, The Stream – President Trump was right to crow about this accomplishment. And he was right to speak scornfully of Baghdadi even in death, noting that he died like a coward. Remember that this “austere scholar” oversaw rape camps, sex trafficking, and the burning of prisoners alive in metal cages. The group he led, ISIS adopted all the most barbaric practices of early Muslim conquerors in the seventh and eight centuries. They reasoned that this constituted a return to primitive, “pure” Islam.

New Book Reveals Trump Has Watched Christian Television Since the 1980s, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – President Trump’s good friend Paula White told Wead, “He had watched hours of Christian television [since the 1980s]. And not just watched it, but really listened to the messages. He had retained what he had heard. He could bring it back and repeat it to me. He would say what it meant to him.”

Why These 6 Towns Became ‘Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn’ by Jackson Elliott

By Jackson Elliott, Daily Signal – Abortion clinics can change the viewpoint of entire communities, a pastor who is working to outlaw abortion locally says… “It’s a view of life as a whole,” Dickson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “If we can say a child is not worth living because they may be born in a poor environment, or a child is not worth living because their mother was raped, that encourages the idea that situations devalue us as human beings.”

Bill Barr Is Right. That’s Why He Terrifies the Left, by Robert R. Reilly

By Robert R. Reilly, Crisis Magazine – Attorney General William Barr was excoriated by the mainstream press and the social media offenderati for his speech at the (Roman Catholic) University of Notre Dame last week. Yet the A.G. was simply spelling out the reality of life in modern America: here is what we have lost, here are the reasons why, and here’s what’s happening as a result. We won the American Revolution, but we lost the sexual revolution—with all its attendant debasement.

Trump Admin Promotes Human Rights Around the World – Including the Right to Life, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – As Secretary Pompeo observed when appearing with me Wednesday on Washington Watch, “what we’re hoping to do is to take this idea of rights, which sometimes becomes confusing or turns into simply personal or political preferences, and reground it — reground it in the history and tradition of the United States so that we are moored to something more than someone’s fancy of the moment and we come to understand that these incredible cherished, fundamental rights are at the very core of the American experience.”

Planned Parenthood Opens New $7 Million Abortion Biz Today to Kill More Babies in Abortion, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – The secretly constructed Planned Parenthood facility in Fairview Heights, Illinois, is set to open officially on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a schedule full of abortion appointments… The PP facility, which is not new construction but a $7 million renovation of an old brick structure, was opened in Illinois to take advantage of its newly relaxed abortion safety laws… In June, 2019, the Illinois state legislature passed a law expanding protections for abortion facilities (but not for women) and ensuring that Illinois will remain an abortion state should Roe v. Wade fall…

Will Abortion Sink the Democratic Party in 2020? by Fletch Daniels

By Fletch Daniels, American Thinker – But even as it became increasingly obvious that unborn humans are alive to more and more Americans, Democrats staked out increasingly radical positions… The “safe, legal, and rare” language that Democrats used in the ’90s has given way to the current Democrat platform of abortion on demand up to and even after birth. Abortion is portrayed no longer as a tragic choice, but as something to be celebrated… The only Democrat candidate still running who sanctions any restrictions on abortion is Tulsi Gabbard, who believes that it should be illegal in the third trimester.

Atheist Eco-Globalist Leads Climate Alarmist Brigade at Amazon Synod, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A leading atheist climate scientist who advocates a one-world government and is asking countries to relinquish national sovereignty in favor of supranational institutions was the keynote speaker at the Amazon Synod on Monday… Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a significant contributor to Pope Francis’ eco-encyclical Laudato Sí, addressed synod fathers on the alleged climate crisis facing humanity, reporters were told at Monday’s press briefing.

Like Him or Not, Trump is Uniquely Suited for Such a Time as This, by Scott S. Powell

By Scott S. Powell, American Thinker – With a second term, Trump is likely to become a historically consequential political realignment leader — what Andrew Jackson was to the Democrats and Abraham Lincoln was to the Republicans.  He has already broadened the base of the Republican Party, and with a little more political jujitsu he can easily make more inroads and gain support from minorities and other constituencies who feel they’ve been neglected, or worse — have been used as political pawns by the Democrat Party elites, election cycle after election cycle.

Intolerance in Academia, by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, CNSNews – If you need an accurate update on some of the madness at the nation’s institutions of higher learning, check out Minding the Campus, a nonprofit independent organization… John Leo, its editor in chief, says that the organization’s prime mission is dedicated to the revival of intellectual pluralism and the best traditions of liberal education at America’s colleges and universities. Leo’s most recent compilation of campus madness leaves one nearly breathless.

Louisiana Could be First Abortion-Free State if SCOTUS Upholds Pro-Life Law, Liberal Media Goes Nuts, by Kyle Drennen

By Kyle Drennen, LifeNews – On Friday, CBS This Morning was fearful of pro-life legislation passed in Louisiana that would require abortion doctors have admitting privileges to hospitals. The coverage sounded the alarm about the move potentially “regulating abortion out of existence” in the state and fretted over the upcoming Supreme Court decision that would determine whether the new law violated Roe v. Wade… “CBS News has learned that Louisiana could become the first state in the country without access to abortion as soon as next year,” co-host Gayle King proclaimed at the top of the segment

Is the State Church Coming? by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – If we have learned anything in the four years since Obergefell v. Hodges made same-sex “marriage” legal across the nation, it’s that identity theory is nothing less than a cult. Identity theory claims that each person’s most basic responsibility—and his only path to happiness—is to explore and live out every element of his “identity,”  his desires, as freely as possible. This claim is not merely a lifestyle choice: it has religious power and scope, and it cannot tolerate the existence of rival cults or creeds.

Militant Secularism and Religious Repression in Latin America, by Eric Patterson

By Eric Patterson, The Catholic Thing – When one thinks of places where public expressions of faith are constrained, the Western Hemisphere does not typically come to mind. The United States has a religiously feisty population. Latin America is adorned with the art and architecture of Catholicism. But, on closer examination, anti-religion trends – and even outright persecution – can be seen in many Latin American cities… There are at least two main types of religious persecution.

CNA: Legal Assisted Suicide Puts People With Disabilities at Risk, Report Finds

Catholic News Agency – Leaders in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded the National Council on Disability for its recent research on the risks of assisted suicide for people with disabilities… “Every suicide is a human tragedy, regardless of the age, incapacity, or social/economic status of the individual,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, and Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida… Naumann is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Dewane heads the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Franklin Graham: Christians Must “Vote Against the Godless, Socialist Agenda” of the Abortion Industry

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Evangelical leader Franklin Graham minced no words in a recent interview when it comes to how Christians should vote. The Christian pastor made it very clear that Christians have a Biblical obligation to vote pro-life… He said every Christians needs to vote in 2020 against the “godless, socialist agenda” of the abortion industry… He added that Christians need to defend religious liberty and support “god-fearing judges,” if our nation is to survive… “Obedience to God’s Word brings blessing,”… “Disobedience brings chastisement and ultimately eternal punishment in Hell away from the majesty and presence of God.”

These 3 Countries Tried Socialism. Here’s What Happened, by Lee Edwards

By Lee Edwards, Daily Signal – Socialists are fond of saying that socialism has never failed because it has never been tried. But in truth, socialism has failed in every country in which it has been tried, from the Soviet Union beginning a century ago to three modern countries that tried but ultimately rejected socialism—Israel, India, and the United Kingdom…

Immigration: Winners and Losers? by James E. Hartley

By James E. Hartley, Public Discourse – Attempts to discover the effect of immigration on government budgets are highly susceptible to the decisions economists make about how to measure all those benefits and costs and how to account for the effects on the indigenous population. The quick answer to “What is the effect of immigration on government budgets?” is “It depends on how you measure it.”

Judge Permanently Blocks Obama Mandate Forcing Doctors, Hospitals to Do Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge permanently blocked an Obama administration rule Tuesday that could have forced medical facilities and doctors to abort unborn babies… The rule from President Barack Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defined “discrimination on the basis of sex” to include abortion in Obamacare. In doing so, it could have forced medical facilities, doctors, nurses and other medical workers to abort unborn babies against their beliefs.

Could This Louisiana Case Lead to an Overturn of Roe vs. Wade? by Stephanie Foley

By Stephanie Foley, Relevant Radio – The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, and has determined it will hear arguments in a case from Louisiana that could be a bellwether of how the Court will determine abortion cases moving forward… The case, June Medical Services v. Gee, involves a Louisiana law that requires any doctor performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital nearby. The law is similar to a Texas law that was struck down (Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt) by the Supreme Court three years ago. But both pro-life and pro-choice Americans are watching to see if the outcome will be different with two new justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Beto’s New Mission: To Church and Destroy, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – If getting noticed was Beto O’Rourke’s goal, he succeeded. Getting nominated, on the other hand, remains downright impossible. The Texas politician, who vowed to take Americans’ guns, promised last Thursday to take something else: churches’ tax-exempt status. In what even his own side is calling “the worst idea of the Democratic primary,” O’Rourke stood out all right — for all the wrong reasons.

CNA: Mississippi Pro-Lifers File Suit Against Abortion Clinic Protest Restrictions

By Catholic News Agency – Pro-life advocates in Jackson, Mississippi have filed a lawsuit against a new city ordinance that would restrict protesters’ ability to approach people and demonstrate outside abortion clinics… The appellants, who are volunteers for a national organization called Sidewalk Advocates for Life, often congregate outside the state’s last abortion clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That facility performs abortions up to 16 weeks…

Pelosi: ‘No Requirement’ That House Has Impeachment Inquiry Vote, by Sandy Fitzgerald

By Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday after meeting with the House Democratic caucus that there will not be a vote at this time to launch formal impeachment proceedings or to formalize the ongoing inquiry against President Donald Trump… “There’s no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote,” Pelosi told reporters… “We’re not here to call bluffs. We’re here to find the truth, to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is not a game for us. This is deadly serious.”

Bill Barr: ‘In the Framers’ View, Free Government Was Only Suitable and Sustainable for a Religious People’

By CNSNews, Staff – “In a free republic, those restraints could not be handed down from above by philosopher kings,” Barr said. “Instead, social order must flow up from the people themselves, freely obeying the dictates of inwardly possessed and commonly shared moral values… “And to control willful human beings with an infinite capacity to rationalize, those moral values must rest on authority independent of men’s wills,” he said. “They must flow from the transcendent Supreme Being.

Ideology is Moral Blindness, by Donald Demarco

By Donald Demarco, Crisis Magazine – In 2018, the once-popular chain Toys “R” Us closed all of its 735 stores in the United States… Ironically, a chain that was dependent on parents having children was also a long-time donor to Planned Parenthood… In its bankruptcy proceedings, Toys “R” Us cited declining birthrates as one of the reasons for its declining sales… According to one researcher, the fact that “Toys ‘R’ Us executives failed to connect the dots between the number of babies and its bottom line is staggering.” By supporting Planned Parenthood, Toys “R” Us was eliminating its future customer base.

Infanticide Is Not a Crime After Failed Abortion: California AG in Baby Parts Case, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Closing arguments filed by the California attorney general for the criminal preliminary hearing of pro-life journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt signal the state considers that infanticide is not a crime in the context of abortion, says one of Daleiden’s lawyers… “The abortion paradigm is changing,” says Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society… For abortion advocates, birth has been “the defining landmark,” he told LifeSiteNews. “One moment the fetus is zero, the next moment it’s a person in the eyes of the law, entitled to due process and constitutional protection. Yet they blur that line here.”

How Abortion Advocates Made Evil Fashionable in Three Steps, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – They lobbied to make abortion legal for those rare, tragic situations when a woman seemed to have no other options. This way, they said, we can ensure the safety of that rare, unfortunate woman who must reluctantly undergo an abortion and then face the painful consequences… Maybe that was really what they wanted back then. It is no longer nearly enough. The evolution in abortion activists’ advocacy offers a lesson in how to make evil not merely permissible, but fashionable — in 3 steps.

Trump Stands Between America and Tyranny, by Fletch Daniels

By Fletch Daniels, American Thinker – There comes a point when a nation has raced over the cliff, but it may take years before that reality becomes obvious to everyone… This (Titanic) movie scene was on my mind heading into election night in 2016. All indications were that Hillary Clinton was going to be elected. Based upon the math, America as a nation appeared doomed. Clinton was eyeing the White House like a ravenous wolf and relishing the opportunity to cast misery across America.

Who Needs an Ecological Conversion? – and a Canonization Note, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – So who needs an “ecological conversion”? That’s a major theme of the current Amazon Synod and among the well-intentioned people, but they don’t give the impression of understanding many key details, to say nothing of the big picture, though they talk about how “everything is connected to everything else.”… A banal example: In Rome, where I am temporarily residing and this Synod is taking place, simple garbage collection is a painful process. There are three categories of garbage: organic waste, aluminum and other solids, plastic and glass.

How Our Lady Saved the World from a Nuclear War, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register – Years later, Sr. Lucia wrote: “Everyone knows perfectly well that we went through one of the most critical moments in human history, when the great, mutually hostile powers planned a nuclear war that would have destroyed the world, if not the whole world, then the greater part of it. And what would have remained? What chances of survival? And who could have dissuaded those arrogant people, surrounded by their war plans…? Who, if not God.”

Infanticide: Live Organ Harvesting Commonplace in U.S. Abortion Mills, by Stephen Wynne 

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – In the course of (Daleiden’s) research, he came across the book Beyond Abortion: A Chronicle of Fetal Experimentation, which documents experiments performed on unborn babies, as well as the removal of organs from infant abortion survivors… In Beyond Abortion, Daleiden found an article titled “Artificial Placenta,” which described “obtaining live fetuses as old as 24 weeks from unnamed abortionists and keeping them alive in a machine for study but letting them drown in the machine after obtaining data.”… (Also) Daleiden discovered that StemExpress required “tissue procurers to service 48 universities and 8 private entities with fetal organs and tissues.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Mandating Free Abortions at All Colleges and Universities, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed into law a radical bill that would force colleges to provide free abortions on campus… The pro-abortion bill, which passed the state legislature in September, mandates that all public colleges and universities provide abortion drugs for free to students up to 10 weeks of pregnancy starting Jan. 1, 2023. The bill promotes abortion instead of providing young women with pregnancy support and options.

‘Gift to Climate Alarmists’ Exposes Global Warming Junk Science in 12 Minutes, by James Stansbury

By James Stansbury, American Thinker – Sadly, the truth contained in Tony’s video will never overcome the emotion-fueled political advantage of having a simple, taxable villain like CO2. No wonder politicians, media, academia, and the green energy industrial complex will protect this lucrative fantasy at all costs. Nevertheless, I recommend watching the video, here or below. Then you decide.

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court… “There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today,” attorney David Cole told Gorsuch… “Of course, there are,” said Gorsuch… Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who decided in 2013 that he “identified” as a female — and who then fought a family-owned Michigan-based funeral home all the way to the Supreme Court because it fired him as a funeral director when he indicated that he intended to start dressing as a female at work.

NeverTrumpers and TrumpLemmings Both Abandon Christian Principles, by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – This week President Trump abruptly announced that he would pull U.S. troops a few convenient miles out of Turkey’s way in Syria. (No, he’s not even bringing them home.) This enables Turkish tyrant Tayyip Erdogan’s thugs to bomb and ethnically cleanse our allies the Kurds, and their Syrian Christian comrades. In fact, that has already started. As Reuters reports…

The Left to America’s Children: Your Past is Terrible, and Your Future is Terrible, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences… The left, not liberalism… To this list, we can now add childhood and children… The left robs children of their innocence and has helped produce an unprecedented number of anxious and depressed young people.

‘Words Matter’ Bishops Say as Supreme Court Hears LGBT Cases

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The bishops of the United States have urged the Supreme Court not to “redefine a fundamental element of humanity” by reinterpreting sex descrimination laws… The bishops’ intervention came as the court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a trio of cases that could decide whether or not federal workplace nondiscrimination law extend to protect sexual orientation or gender identity…

Did China Just Announce the End of U.S. Primacy in the Pacific? by Scott Ritter

By Scott Ritter, The American Conservative – In one fell swoop, China may have nullified America’s strategic nuclear deterrent, the U.S. Pacific Fleet, and U.S. missile defense capability. Through its impressive display of new weapons systems, China has underscored the reality that while the United States has spent the last two decades squandering trillions of dollars fighting insurgents in the Middle East, Beijing was singularly focused on overcoming American military superiority in the Pacific. If the capabilities of these new weapons are taken at face value, China will have succeeded on this front.

On the Road to the Supreme Court, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – The Supreme Court will consider an abortion case this term after it announced on Friday that it will hear a challenge to Louisiana’s abortion law… Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, defined as within 30 miles of the abortion clinic; when then-Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed the bill into law in 2014, it was promptly challenged in court… “Abortion activists are more than willing to lower the bar on women’s health in order to expand abortion, but stricter clinic regulations are in the best interest of women,” Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, stated on Friday.

What You Need to Know About the Transgender Case at the Supreme Court, by Lauren Evans, Virginia Allen

By Lauren Evans, Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – There’s a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court where a man who identifies as a woman is alleging sex discrimination after being fired from their job at a funeral home. Can you tell us more about this case, Emilie?… Yes. The Harris Funeral Homes case originated when a male employee of a funeral home wanted to start presenting as a woman. He wanted to start dressing as a woman, and the funeral home has a sex-specific dress code, which is legal…. The funeral home owner, Thomas Rost, was very concerned, not only about his employees, his female employees, who might have to share bathrooms with the male employee, but also about the effect on the people whom the funeral homes serve.

Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Trump At Last Ending Our ‘Endless Wars’?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – The backstage struggle between the Bush interventionists and the America-firsters who first backed Donald Trump for president just exploded into open warfare, which could sunder the Republican Party… At issue is Trump’s decision to let the Turkish army enter Northern Syria, to create a corridor between Syrian Kurds and the Turkish Kurds of the PKK, which the U.S. and Turkey regard as a terrorist organization…

Supreme Court Will Rule on Louisiana Pro-Life Law That Could Shut Down Dangerous Abortion Clinics, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court has announced it will take up a case concerning a pro-life law in Louisiana… The Louisiana law requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges for patient emergencies. Soon after it became law in 2014, the abortion facility Hope Medical Group for Women and the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights challenged it in court… The case will be a good indication of where Chief Justice John Roberts stands on abortion jurisprudence. Roberts, earlier this year, voted with the four liberal justices to block the enforcement of the Louisiana law in February. A ruling in the Louisiana case is due by the end of June.

Obama Judge Blocks Georgia Law Banning Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins, by Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge nominated by President Barack Obama has blocked a Georgia state law after a legal challenge from the billion-dollar abortion industry… U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones heard a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to block the state from enforcing the pro-life law until the case goes to trial. Today, he granted that request… “By banning pre-viability abortions, H.B. 481 violates the constitutional right to privacy, which, in turn, inflicts per se irreparable harm on Plaintiffs,” US District Judge Steve Jones wrote in his opinion.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Why “Global Climate Strikes” Are Worrying

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Love for God’s creation is an admirable thing. It is also something at which human beings routinely fail. And thus, there is a need for environmental activism, aimed at promoting a proper respect for the earth, and the responsible use of its resources. But there is something about these recent “Global Climate Strikes” – which have seen millions of students around the world skip school to protest against climate change – that have left me frustrated and deeply worried.

Impeachment: The Only Defense is a Desperate Offense, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Last week, I said, “Get used to this phrase because you are going to be hearing it constantly from Democrats: ‘Trump is going after/prosecuting ______ to distract attention from the impeachment inquiry.’” It’s already starting. Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame told CNN that in order to protect Trump, Attorney General Barr is preparing to “deliver evidence that perhaps this has all been a Deep State conspiracy.”

Trump Admin Sends $33.6 Million of Planned Parenthood’s Taxpayer Funding to Legitimate Health Care Groups

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood refuses to follow a new Trump administration rule that requires it to segment out its abortion business from legitimate health care if it wants federal funding under the Title X program. Because the abortion giant is withdrawing from Title X, the $60 million in taxpayer dollars it received annually can be redistributed to groups that engage in legitimate women’s health care… Today, HHS announced $33.6 million in funds for fiscal year 2019 to Title X grantees from the funds made available when Planned Parenthood left the program.

Will Your Child Be Forced to Celebrate Sex Politics 15 Times This School Year? by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council – Powerful forces are pushing your child’s public school to celebrate sex politics this year—15 times!… How many of these events have made it onto your school’s calendar? Find out today… For the 2019-2020 School Year: Ally Week (September 23-27, 2019)… Pressures students to declare themselves “allies” of students or teachers who identify as LGBT… Bisexual Awareness Week… LGBTQ History Month.. Labels historical figures as LGBT, even when they never identified as such… National Coming Out Day (October 11, 2019)…

Supreme Court to Decide High-Stakes ‘LGBT’ Cases Amid Partisan Scrutiny, by Joan Frawley Desmond

By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its 2019-2020 term with a thunderclap: a trio of cases that could result in the extension of federal employment protections that now bar discrimination based on “sex” to encompass workers who identify as “gay” or “transgender.”… “When Title VII passed in 1964, there is no question that Congress at that time did not intend to include gender identity or sexual orientation, and most appellate courts have recognized that,” said Eric Kniffin, a Colorado-based attorney who specializes in religious-freedom issues in the workplace.

CNA: Churches Often Have ‘Best Way Forward’ for Helping Inmates, Betsy DeVos Says

By Catholic News Agency – The Secretary of Education said on Monday that churches are among the institutions with the best solutions for using education to reduce incarceration and reoffending… “I’m not one to suggest that government should step in or can step in in an effective way into many situations,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said at the Justice Declaration Symposium, hosted by the group Prison Fellowship, at the National Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30.

Baptizing the Globalist Agenda, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant – For the first time in nearly 400 years, a new statue was unveiled in St. Peter’s Square, on the feast of St. Michael the Archangel… But instead of honoring the protector of Rome and vanquisher of Lucifer, the pope chose to honor migrants in a sculpture titled “Angels Unawares”, based on a Scripture verse in Hebrews urging hospitality to strangers “for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”… To match the 140 saints statues atop Bernini’s colonnades the statue depicts 140 migrants.

Bozell Applauds Growth of Free Speech Alliance: ‘Critical for Survival of Conservative Movement’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – More than 60 members have now joined The Free Speech Alliance (FSA), a coalition of conservative organizations and conservative leaders committed to protecting free speech online led by the Media Research Center (MRC), FSA announced on Monday: “Recent members to the FSA include: PragerU, Susan B. Anthony List, Americas PAC, and Independent Women’s Forum. As big tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter continue to de-platform conservatives, it is more important than ever for conservatives to band together in the fight to protect free speech online. That is why the FSA was formed.

Pampering or Truth? What Makes for a Worthy Life, by R.J. Snell

By R.J. Snell, Contributing Editor of Public Discourse – “It’s an interesting claim: when regimes made utopian promises, they lied to cover over the facts that might reveal their inadequacy; but when regimes make no moral claims, they need not pretend to truth―they aim only for power. Put more simply, regimes that make truth claims lie all the time, while regimes that lack big ideologies tell unvarnished truth about their goals.” 

Congress Should Pass the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, by Wesley Smith

By Wesley Smith, National Review – After a few months, as my mother continued to decline, she was deemed to be dying and prescribed hospice care. Palliative care and hospice care are not the same thing. Palliative interventions broadly describe symptom alleviation across the medical spectrum, while hospice focuses narrowly on caring for the dying and generally provides greater services, such as chaplaincy, social work, and in-home volunteers.

State Can’t Close Catholic Adoption Agency That Wants to Place Kids With Mother and Father, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The state of Michigan has lost its attempt to close a Catholic adoption agency that wants to operate according to its religious beliefs… Catholic Charities West Michigan asked a court to stop officials from illegally targeting it and forcing it to close because of its religious beliefs. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services tried to enforce a new policy that targets the ministry’s policy prioritizing the placement of children in homes with a mother and father.

The Democrats Punish America for Voting Wrong. Bad Proles, BAD! by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – In the minds of our ruling classes, when Barack Obama got elected, that overturned everything. It was meant to be a permanent regime change in America, like the one the Democrats imposed on Libya… Recall how Obama promised that his job was “fundamentally transforming” the country? He wasn’t kidding, and his promise set expectations high. Remember the messianic fervor among the mainstream media and academia that greeted his win? And the prolonged, irrational hysteria that greeted Trump’s? Those two phenomena go together.

Amazon Synod Preparatory Document Steeped in Liberation Theology, by Stephen Wynne (Includes Video)

By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant – The impact of liberation theology on the upcoming Amazon Synod is coming into sharper view… Concerns over the Amazon Synod’s Instrumentum Laboris are being compounded by an earlier preparatory document “Towards the Pan-Amazonian Synod: Challenges and Contributions from Latin America and the Caribbean.”… Rife with heretical statements, the Bogotá document hails ex-priest Leonardo Boff, a leading advocate of liberation theology censured by the Vatican for his attacks on Catholic doctrine… The document scorns the salvific mission of the Catholic Church, asserting that there is no one, true faith — that all religions are capable of bringing salvation to their followers.

Climate Rhetoric Begets Child Abuse … and Suicide, by Jordan Candler

By Jordan Candler, Patriot Post – Then, at this week’s United Nations Climate Action Summit, she intoned, “You all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth.”… Ricochet editor-in-chief Jon Gabriel observes, “None of this is healthy, neither for Ms. Thunberg nor for anyone else. Especially other kids.” Indeed it’s not.

Catastrophic Thinking Without Solutions, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, OneNewsNow – It turns out that complaining without solutions isn’t actually useful – at least if you’re interested in solving problems. It’s political pandering, designed to make solutions more difficult by adding moral condemnation to political infeasibility. That merely frustrates people with the “system,” since such pandering falsely suggests that at the heart of the problem lies cruel apathy – and apathy directed at crying children – rather than serious political gridlock. It’s divisive, rather than unifying, and polarizing, rather than practical.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Rome No Longer Dares to Criticize the Chinese Government’, by Michael W. Chapman,

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Cardinal Joseph Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, said that neither the Vatican nor Pope Francis has said a word, and added that the church in China has been sold out to the government… “No word has come out of the Holy See since the beginning of this mobilization..”… “Rome no longer dares to criticize the Chinese government, whom I consider to have sold [out] the Chinese Church.”… As for the Catholic Church in China in general, “everything passes by Cardinal Parolin, the Secretary of State of the Holy See…”…

Donald Trump’s Finest Hour, by Rob Schwarzwalder

By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream – “That’s very sad, in many ways.” That’s the President speaking to world leaders at the United Nations’ first ever summit on international religious liberty. He was shocked to learn it was the UN’s first-ever such event… “The United States,” he explained, “is founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government; they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence. … Our Founders understood that no right is more fundamental to a peaceful, prosperous, and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious convictions.”

VIDEO: Who Did Pope Francis Invite to Amazon Synod? (Dr Taylor Marshall #307)

By Dr. Taylor Marshall – Pope Francis has invited the likes of Jeffrey Sachs, Cardinal Marx, Cardinal O’Malley, and Bishop McElroy, et al to the Amazon Synod. Why these details are important. #TnT discusses.

Pope Francis: Clericalism Linked to Fixation on Sexual Morality, by Courtney Mares

By Courtney Mares, CNA – Pope Francis said that clericalism is a direct result of rigidity and linked to a fixation on sexual morality… “One dimension of clericalism is the exclusive moral fixation on the Sixth Commandment”… “We focus on sex and then we do not give weight to social injustice, slander, gossip and lies. The Church today needs a profound conversion in this area,” the Pope said… “Clericalism has a direct consequence in rigidity. Have you never seen young priests all stiff in black cassocks and hats in the shape of the planet Saturn on their heads? Behind all the rigid clericalism there are serious problems.”

Brazilian Liberation Theologian: ‘Seize’ the Amazon Synod, It’s ‘Of the Greatest Importance’, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – A liberation theologian told an audience that they must “seize” the Pan-Amazonian Synod… “There is one issue that can be a gateway for the mobilization of many people: let’s not start by speaking of liberation theology straight away; this scares people,” he said, speaking in Portuguese… “Let’s start by talking about social-environmental issues.”… He added: “We need to mobilize and seize the Pan-Amazonian Synod, which is a synod of the greatest importance.”

George Soros Gave Radical Environmentalists Behind “Global Climate Strike” More Than $24 Million, by Joseph Vazquez

By Joseph Vazquez, Newsbusters – At least 22 of those partners have been funded by liberal billionaire George Soros who spends nearly $1 billion a year on groups pushing a variety of left-wing causes. Together, 22 organizations listed as international or North American partners of the Global Climate Strike received at least $24,854,592 from Soros’ Open Society Network between 2000-2017… The liberal media celebrated Thunberg’s arrival in New York and the global protests held Sept. 20, and will likely to do the same for the second round. ABC’s Maggi Rulli shrieked, “Now, look at what her movement has become!”

The U.N. Has Never Had a Pro-Life Champion Like Trump, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – By their own admission, the United Nations plan to impose abortion—which it calls “reproductive health”—on the whole world. It’s a project 25 years in the making, beginning no later than 1994 at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. (It was here that Catholics and Evangelicals were awakened by Pope St. John Paul II.)… This week, the United States officially joined the pro-life resistance.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Will Radical Environmentalism Infect the Amazon Synod?

By Msgr. Charles Pope, National Catholic Register – I have written two previous articles here at the National Catholic Register expressing my serious concerns about the working document (instrumentum laboris) of the Amazon Synod… At this point I am laying aside my original plan for more articles… But finally, it seems clearer to me that I should share a new concern that the near panic over “global climate change” is sure to interact with the Synod, already noted for its heavy environmental focus. It seems quite certain to me that the Synod will add to and be affected by what many regard as an excessive fervor — even an invented crisis.

Cultural Marxism is at the Heart of Our Moral Disintegration, by Austin Ruse (Nov. 20, 2015)

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The Cultural Marxists of the Frankfurt School believed economic Marxism would fail because of the resistance of the working classes. They believed Marxism could only ever be achieved by undermining the institutions, all of them… Walsh understands that the US may have defeated an empire, but we did not defeat the idea. Marxism is alive and well, hale and hearty, and practically everywhere; down at the community college, the town hall, even at the Elks’ Club. It is in the air we breathe.

Pope Francis Doesn’t Understand Islam, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – A good example is the Abu Dhabi Declaration on “Human Fraternity” signed by Pope Francis and Amhad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in February… Of particular concern is the statement that “the pluralism and the diversity of religions… are willed by God.” That’s quite a concession for Francis to make, as it contradicts Christ’s claim that “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me.” (Jn. 14:6). As Swiss bishop Marian Eleganti puts it, “the unique and universal mediation of Jesus Christ is eclipsed in the Abu Dhabi Declaration.”

Trump to UN: No Global Right to Abortion, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – (Pres. Trump) spoke at one point about the right to life, condemning forces at the United Nations that promote a radical pro-abortion agenda… “Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life,” Trump told international leaders. “We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, right up until the moment of delivery.”… He continued, “Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God.”

CNA: Does Vatican’s Decision on Jesuit Prep School Undermine Indianapolis’ Archbishop?

By J.D. Flynn, CNA – In June, Archbishop Thompson announced that Brebeuf could no longer call itself Catholic after two years of talks between the school and the archdiocese broke down. The issue began when the archdiocese became aware that a teacher had entered into a same-sex “marriage,” and requested that the school not renew the teacher’s contract.

The Real Threat of the Demos’ ‘Universal Background Checks’, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – Predictably, Democrats are using those rare but high-profile attacks as a pretext for new gun-control laws. In response, Trump declared he would work with Democrats to see if there was common ground on Demo legislation for background checks, which might have an incremental impact on accessibility to firearms by those who will either harm themselves or others. However, upon studying the Demos’ other more symbolic and sinister proposals — “red flag” laws and “assault weapon” bans — the administration declared them DOA.

Sixth Texas City Bans Abortion, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A sixth Texas city jumped on board with the growing movement to protect unborn babies from abortion at the local government level this week… On Tuesday, the Gilmer City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance declaring their city to be a sanctuary for unborn babies, CBS 19 reports. The ordinance prohibits abortions and bans abortion facilities from opening within city limits… The other cities are Tenaha, Waskom, Omaha, Naples and Joaquin, all in Texas. Gilmer is the largest one yet, with a population of about 5,000, according to Texas Right to Life.

Trump at the U.N. Rejected Globalism and Socialism. Pope Francis, However … by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – This time Trump stuck to the text he’d approved. He spoke of high principles in the tone of a seasoned leader. And the vision he laid ought to inspire us. He grounded it in the broad, deep Western tradition of patriotism, prudence, and Christian concern for human dignity. Trump spoke wisely and solemnly of the threats to all those virtues. And of attacks on the freedom that makes them even possible. He singled out threats to innocent human life in the womb, and to basic religious liberty.

If You Can’t Sell Your Hysteria to Adults, Try Kids, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – The entire American left — the mainstream media, the environmentalist movement and Democratic politicians in particular — are celebrating the involvement of teenagers and even younger children in protesting the world’s “inaction” with regard to global warming… And not just the American left, of course. The left throughout the world is celebrating. A 16-year-old Swedish girl whose contempt for adults is breathtaking is an international hero. Congressional Democrats invited her to testify in Congress, and the United Nations has likewise invited her.

Trump Administration Tells UN: There is No International Right to Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration is encouraging countries across the world to stand up for the rights of unborn babies by opposing radical pro-abortion policies at the United Nations… In a letter leaked to the Guardian and reportedly signed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the United States urged countries to join a “growing coalition” in opposing the “harmful” pro-abortion agenda… The Guardian, a pro-abortion news outlet, described the letter as an attempt to “rollback women’s rights.” But abortion appears to be the real issue of concern.

President Trump Defends Religious Freedom at UN, Announces Campaign to Protect Churches, by Micaiah Bilger (Video)

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump urged nations across the world to protect religious freedom Monday in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly… “Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution. Stop the crimes against people of faith,” Trump said. “Release prisoners of conscience. Repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief. Protect the vulnerable, the defenseless and the oppressed.”

Pope Invites Pro-Abortion UN Leaders to Amazon Synod, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

Two famous names associated with both the United Nations and abortion are on the guest list for the upcoming Synod on the Amazon… American economist Jeffrey Sachs, 64, and Korean former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, 75, are among the 185 people invited to the synod, which will take place in Rome between October 6 and 27… Sachs is a special advisor to the current UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the UN’s “Sustainable Development Goals,” a role he played for Ki-Moon when he was Secretary-General.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Papal Standards – and Questions

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – Holy Father, it is three years since four cardinals sent you the Dubia concerning certain statements in Amoris Laetitia [AL]. Their request to meet with you and to receive a response has gone unanswered.  Why? The Dubia cardinals simply brought to your attention the concerns and critiques of a significant number of perplexed Catholics who do not see how various statements in AL do not constitute a rejection of Catholic doctrine, especially in contested matters authoritatively dealt with by your two immediate predecessors… You tell reporters that you want to hear criticisms, and then ignore those criticisms from your closest collaborators? You tell bishops not to close their ears and doors to priests who want to discuss matters with them, when you have turned away for three years cardinals who exercised the Gospel frankness (parrhesia) you so often call for.

Vatican Office Suspends Indy Archdiocese’s Brebeuf Decision, by Bob Blake/Daniel Bradley

By Bob Blake and Daniel Bradley, RTV6 – A Vatican office has temporarily suspended the decision of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to no longer recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School as a Catholic institution over the school’s refusal to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage… The decision of the archdiocese to cut ties with Brebeuf was announced in June in a decree from Archbishop Charles C. Thompson… The school reached out to the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education in Rome to consider “the issues at hand and, hopefully, rescind and permanently set aside the Archbishop’s decree.”

Trump’s Focus on Religious Freedom at UN Should Lead the Way, by Emilie Kao/Joel Griffith

By Emilie Kao and Joel Griffith, The Stream – The U. N. will host its annual gathering in New York this week. But amid all the hubbub, President Donald Trump is setting aside time to speak on a pressing issue: religious freedom and persecution around the world… The president will keynote an event Monday called the Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom. This is exactly the right issue to focus on at the U.N… Today, more than 80% of the world’s population lives under serious restrictions of religious freedom, according to the Pew Research Center. In places like Iran, Burma, and the Chinese province of Xinjiang, religious minorities like Christians, Rohingya Muslims, and Uighur Muslims face threats to their very existence.

Video: Over 40 Years of Climate Doomsday Predictions

Patriot Post, Media Editors – Video: Over 40 Years of Climate Doomsday Predictions: There have been a lot of interesting predictions of the end times for man over the years.

This Constitution Week, Let’s Appreciate the Constitution for What It Is, by Rita Dunaway

By Rita Dunaway, The Stream – This week marks the 232nd anniversary of our Constitution. By joint resolution in 1955, Congress proclaimed the week of September 17-23 of each year to be “Constitution Week.” But to the extent that we observe Constitution Week at all, what is it, exactly, that we are celebrating?… According to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the group that urged Congress to create Constitution Week, the observance has three goals: To emphasize citizens’ duty to protect and defend the Constitution….

Surrogacy, Same-Sex ‘Marriage,’ and the Thirteenth Amendment, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, American Life League – While social elites have embraced the Court’s Obergefell decision, Mother Nature still exhibits a complete indifference to providing for procreation by same-sex couples… Even though commercial surrogacy advocates claim they are merely reimbursing women for their “services” as gestational mothers, surrogacy contracts which are enforceable in state courts require the actual delivery, not simply the carrying, of a child to the “Intended Parents.” In other words, the payment is finally to obtain the child.

Catholic Hospital Can Be Sued for Refusing Transgender Hysterectomy, by Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith, National Review – I wrote the other day about the intention within bioethics to destroy Catholic healthcare. Today, a court ruling from California proves my point… A Catholic hospital known as Dignity Health refused to perform a hysterectomy on a transgendered male, as against Catholic moral teaching. The patient sued for discrimination, but the case was dismissed on the basis that the hospital was legally following its faith principles. Alas, a Court of Appeals reversed, reinstating the case to the active docket. Why am I not surprised?

Pete Buttigieg Hopes 2,246 Aborted Babies Won’t Stop Abortions: “Women Need” to Kill Their Babies, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg finally spoke out about the abortionist from his hometown who hoarded 2,246 aborted babies and kept them as trophies. He said he hoped the shocking discovery of the 2,246 human souvenirs would not stop women from getting abortions, which kill unborn babies, that they supposedly need… Attorneys General in the states of Illinois and Indiana say they will investigate the gruesome discovery of over 2,200 preserved aborted babies found in the home of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer after he died earlier this month.

Does the Religious Left Know What Lenin Said About Christians and Socialism? by Dr. Paul Kengor

By Dr. Paul Kengor, The Stream – Socialism is, in Marxist theory, the final transitionary step to communism… Here today, I’ll offer merely a snapshot from Vladimir Lenin himself — who, for the record, was a Social Democrat… And what did Lenin say about religion? “Religion is opium for the people,” wrote Lenin in December 1905, echoing his hero, Karl Marx. “Religion is a sort of spiritual booze.”… Sticking to this 1905 statement, Lenin saw socialism as incompatible with religious belief: “Everyone must be absolutely free to … be an atheist, which every socialist is, as a rule.” He declared: “Complete separation of Church and State is what the socialist proletariat demands of the modern state and the modern church.”

CNA: Massachusetts Bishops Say Action is Urgently Needed on Climate Change

By Catholic News Agency, Sept. 17, 2019 – Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Bishop Edgar da Cunha of Fall River, and Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Springfield released a pastoral letter this week… “Families should discuss their concerns about the environment and how their lifestyle and consumption is contributing to the climate changes and other environmental degradation. Parishes should integrate Catholic social teaching on the environment in their liturgy and in their religious education program,” they continued. “Action is needed at all levels of government to encourage replacement of fossil fuels with renewable sources of energy while ensuring that the most vulnerable in society are protected from harm during this transition.”

VP Mike Pence: Abortionist Keeping 2,246 Babies as Souvenirs Should “Shock the Nation’s Conscience”, by Andrea Trudden

By Andrea Trudden, LifeNews – Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter yesterday to denounce the abhorrent discovery of more than 2,200 aborted babies in a late abortionist’s home… The horrific discovery of 2,246 fetal remains in abortionist Dr. Klopfer’s Illinois home is appalling & should shock the conscience of every American. While I was Governor of Indiana we took his medical license away & passed a law requiring fetal remains be treated with dignity.

Should We Fight for al Qaeda’s Breeding Ground, Saudi Arabia? Tulsi Gabbard Says No., by Zmirak and Jones

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – President Trump won the nomination in part because of his pledge to avoid more “stupid wars.” Americans knew that they’d been lied to, fleeced and bled by interventionists who lured us into Iraq… The promise? For those who’ve forgotten: We’d make Iraq into a modern democracy with religious freedom, whose oil would more than pay for the cost of the war. Instead we got a quagmire, the genocide of 750,000 Christians, thousands of dead Americans, and trillions of dollars poured into the sand.

Ousted Planned Parenthood Chief Accuses Abortion Giant of ‘Ransoming’ Pay to Keep Her Quiet, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – On Saturday, the Times reported that it has obtained a “barbed 1,400-word letter” Wen wrote to the abortion giant’s board of directors this past week concerning the contentious negotiations over her severance package. Wen accuses Planned Parenthood of pressuring her to sign a confidentiality agreement “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” which she says amounts to a “ransom” and “permanent gag on my voice.”

Daily Signal: What You Need to Know About the Attack on Saudi Arabia (Interview)

By Katrina Trinko, Daniel Davis, Daily Signal – Davis: So, initial reports out of Saudi Arabia were that a drone attacked the oil facilities over there, but more recently we’ve heard that it was actually a missile strike combined with drones… Most recently we’ve heard that these actually came directly from Iran. I want to get to that in a minute, but first, what do we know for sure about what happened?… Brookes: That a huge Saudi Arabian oil facility was attacked. Right now, that’s what we know… This is the world’s largest oil facility. It decreased their production by 25%, affecting probably 5% of global oil production.

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

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

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

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

The Right Values to Unite America, by Rita Dunaway

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

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

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

Australian Justice in the Dock, by George Weigel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Tim Graham, LifeNews –

David Daleiden with Tucker Carlson on Kamala Harris Assault on First Amendment Civil Rights (Watch Video)

The Center for Medical Progress – David DaleidenWatch my interview with @TuckerCarlson on FoxNews about Kamala Harris attack on First Amendment civil rights that made AG […]

The LGBT Endgame is to Destroy Christianity, by Fletch Daniels

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

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

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

Jesuit Agency Funding Illegal-Alien Caravans, by Martina Moyski 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33 Tough Questions for Pro-Immigration Christians

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump Is Right On the China Threat, by Ben Shapiro

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

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

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

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

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

The Catholic Case Against Open Borders, by James Kalb

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

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

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

Catholic Congressman Sean Duffy Standing Down to Put Family First

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whitewash Investigation, by Michael Voris

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

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

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

The Glendon Commission, by David Carlin

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

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

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

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

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

Patriot Post: Democrats Are Failing America’s Big Cities

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

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

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

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

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

The Climate is Always Changing, by Warren Cole Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How We Reelect Trump in 2020, by Lloyd Marcus

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

Amazon Synod Theologian Pushes Leftist Ideology, by Stephen Wynne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America’s Biggest Issue: Welfare (Video )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Civil Conversation, Your Time Has Come, by Ericka Andersen

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

Every Single Democrat Seeking the Presidency Supports Abortions Up to Birth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding An Ideological Purge At the Vatican, by Phil Lawler

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

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