Biden: If Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed “Roe” Is on the Chopping Block, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Biden also invoked fears that Barrett could contribute to the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare and Roe v. Wade. While much of the segment was mired in arguments regarding tangential issues, particularly Obamacare, Trump responded by merely insisting that Biden’s prediction of the Court taking up Roe was premature, and that Biden did not know Barrett’s position on Roe …

Fr. Joseph Campbell: Homily Series #1: How Biblical Worldview Shapes Our Politics (WATCH)

By Fr. Joseph Campbell, St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Sept 20, 2020 – Homily Series #1: How Biblical Worldview Shapes Our Politics. This is a four-part Homily series titled Principles and Foundation of the Lay Commitment to the Common Good

Archbishop Chaput: When the Dogma Lives Loudly

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, First Things – Catholics in this country spent more than a century fighting their way into the American mainstream. The cost has been high. To the degree that self-described Catholic political leaders are indistinguishable in their views and actions from their colleagues with no faith at all, the cost has been far too high. Millions of Catholics have served and died defending this nation, its freedoms, and its institutions. In the last century, all of the military chaplains awarded the Medal of Honor were Catholic priests.

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Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Fit for the Kingdom of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:57-62 – As they were going along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” …

Saint of the Day for September 30: Saint Jerome (345 – 420)

By Franciscan Media – Most of the saints are remembered for some outstanding virtue or devotion which they practiced, but Jerome is frequently remembered for his bad temper! It is true that he had a very bad temper and could use a vitriolic pen, but his love for God and his son Jesus Christ was extraordinarily intense; anyone who taught error was an enemy of God and truth, and Saint Jerome went after him or her with his mighty and sometimes sarcastic pen.

Chris Wallace Faces Intense Backlash, Including From Colleagues, Over Bias During Debate, by Ryan Saavedra

By  Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire – Fox News host Chris Wallace, a registered Democrat, faced intense backlash on Tuesday night for what was widely deemed as bias in the debate in the favor of Democrat Joe Biden and against Republican President Donald Trump… One of the issues that Wallace was called out for the most was how he appeared to let Biden interrupt Trump but would jump in to interrupt Trump when Trump would talk over Biden.

CNA: Dad, Deacon, Lawyer: Amy Coney Barrett’s Father Shares His Testimony of Faith

By Catholic News Agency – In a personal testimony of faith written in February 2018 for his home parish, St. Catherine of Siena in a suburb of New Orleans, Deacon Coney shared how “pivotal moments” of his life — both decisions and experiences — came to shape his life and his relationship with God… “They are not random,” Coney said of the pivotal moments in his life. “I firmly believe the Lord is close at hand drawing us through human events closer to him.”… One of the first moments that shaped Coney’s faith was the death of his mother.

Cardinal Zen Appeals to the Pope: Please Send a Faithful Shepherd to Hong Kong, by Bree A. Dail

By Bree A. Dail, EWTN News – Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun traveled to the Vatican again last week, unsuccessfully seeking an audience with Pope Francis… Had he been granted an audience, the 88-year-old Chinese cardinal — who himself served as Hong Kong’s bishop from 2002 until his retirement as a bishop in 2009 —intended to personally deliver a letter urging the Holy Father to appoint a new bishop for the troubled city of Hong Kong.

Archbishop’s Abortionless Voter Guide, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – But Lori fails to contrast the intrinsic evils of abortion, contraception and euthanasia with such popular social justice causes as poverty or illegal immigration. He fails to even use the word abortion at all. He fails to morally weigh for voters against other social issues the millions of innocent human beings slain each year by abortion — more than 61 million in the United States since Roe v. Wade legalized the practice.

Biden and Wallace Team Up Against Trump for Un-Presidential Debate, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Moderator Wallace said before the debate he wanted to be invisible during the debate. He lied. Chris Wallace spent the 96 minutes working for Team Biden. From the opening gun, he would interrupt Trump, repeatedly he would stop Trump when Trump was scoring points. For long stretches, Wallace was the one debating Trump, not Biden.  He lost total control of the debate. Most shamefully, he allowed Joe Biden to go unchallenged on a series of slurs and lies, and blocked Trump from responding. 

Msgr. Charles Pope: Staying Close to the Lord in a Time of Crisis

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The ancient Jews had in their possession the Ark of the Covenant. It was a box of acacia wood, three cubits by two cubits… In the Ark were the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, the staff of Aaron, and a jar of the Manna. More important, it carried the presence of God! In some ways it resembles our tabernacles. The wings of the angels carved on its lid were said to form the mercy seat of God. Because the Ark sometimes had to be carried by the priests for long distances in the desert, there were two poles attached to its sides.

(2016) Fr. Michael Orsi: ‘You Might Not Have a Church to Go to If You Don’t Vote the Right Way in November’, by Claire Chretien

 By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews (2016) – Fr. Corsi, “I’m not going to vote for a candidate who decides that we can redefine the meaning of marriage. Our opponents believe once they destroy the family, once they destroy the churches, they can re-create society in their own image and their own likeness. That, my friends, is not just political. That is diabolical. Get it straight, for crying out loud! The devil is in this!”… “We are in a battle for the soul of America.”… “Somehow, [Christians] have come to buy the story that you cannot be political in church,” said Orsi. “Let me tell you right now, oh yes, you can, and oh, yes, you better be. Because you might not have a church to go to if you don’t vote the right way in November.”

Report: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Won’t Be Meeting With Pope Francis, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Rome Wednesday morning for talks with his Italian and Holy See counterparts — but unlike his visit to the Vatican last year, he won’t be meeting Pope Francis… The Vatican has reportedly told U.S. diplomats the Holy Father preferred not to meet the Trump administration’s top diplomat in order not to be seen influencing the U.S. presidential election.

Complicit Clergy: Our Persecuted Priests

By Complicit Clergy – A strange phenomenon is occurring in many dioceses throughout North America.  Some priests are beginning to courageously speak-out against evils in society with new boldness and passion, almost as if someone’s (eternal) life depends upon it.  One would expect these faithful priests to be persecuted by the purveyors of evil, which certainly happens with some frequency.  However, you might be surprised to learn the greatest threat to these priests come from their own bishops.

Will Justice Amy Star in ‘The Five’? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump kept his word, and more than that… Should she be confirmed, he will have made history… Even his enemies would have to concede that Trump triumphed where his Republican predecessors… a triumph that will affect the nation and the law for years, perhaps decades… Trump’s remaking of the Supreme Court for constitutionalism may well be the crown jewel of his presidency.

The Devil Wants a Civil War, by R. C. VanLandingham

By R. C. VanLandingham, Crisis Magazine – The devil’s destructive forces have taken many forms over the millennia, but one of his most successful and deadly in modern times is Marxism….. We are never completely abandoned by the Lord no matter how bad things get. He is always willing to demonstrate His inexhaustible love and mercy if we appeal to Him. This is a time to pray and fast, to mourn in sackcloth and ashes. We should organize novenas within our parishes to pray that the Lord God forgive the great sins of this nation, that He not remove His protective hand from us, and that He lead us all back to Him. We should be praying the Holy Rosary every day, with this or a similar intention.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus’ Face Was Set toward Jerusalem

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:51-56 – When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him; but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. …

Saint of the Day for September 29: Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

By Franciscan Media – Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named… Michael appears in Daniel’s vision as “the great prince” who defends Israel against its enemies; in the Book of Revelation, he leads God’s armies to final victory over the forces of evil. Devotion to Michael is the oldest angelic devotion, rising in the East in the fourth century. …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Fit for the Kingdom of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:57-62 – As they were going along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” …

Founder’s Quote

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families.” —John Adams (1778)

Saint of the Day for September 30: Saint Jerome (345 – 420)

By Franciscan Media – Most of the saints are remembered for some outstanding virtue or devotion which they practiced, but Jerome is frequently remembered for his bad temper! It is true that he had a very bad temper and could use a vitriolic pen, but his love for God and his son Jesus Christ was extraordinarily intense; anyone who taught error was an enemy of God and truth, and Saint Jerome went after him or her with his mighty and sometimes sarcastic pen.

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