Msgr. Charles Pope: A Consideration of the Facts of In Vitro Fertilization and the Human Tendency to Demand What We Want, No Matter Who Gets Hurt.

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Alabama’s state Supreme Court ruled last week that embryos created by In vitro fertilization, (IVF), are considered children. and this has raised concerns that embryos that are destroyed or damaged could lead to civil liability. So some Alabama fertility clinics are halting operations, and even some, otherwise pro-life advocates are are opposed to the decision… But why should they be opposed. If life begins at conception, a foundational belief of the pro-life movement, should not embryos be protected from deep freezing and frequent discarding once they are no longer “needed?”

Google’s Gemini AI and Anti-White Bias, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – Ask Google’s brand-new Gemini AI project for an image of a Founding Father, and it spits out a black guy with a powdered wig in a Continental Army uniform. Ask for an image of a Nazi, and it serves up yet another black guy — or maybe an Asian woman in gray Wehrmacht gear. Anything but a blond-haired, blue-eyed master-racer. Ask for an image of the pope, and you might just get the world’s first female pontiff of color.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Merciful as Your Father Is Merciful

Author Don Schwager , Servants of the Word – Luke 6:36-38 -Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

NEWS

An Interview With Eric Metaxas: Should Christians Back Out of Politics and ‘Sing a Little Louder’? by John Zmirak

By  John Zmirak, The Stream – Eric Metaxas: The point of my book and the point of this film is to give Christians a last chance to understand that THIS IS IT. That if they do NOT step up and take action now — including getting political — they will be guilty of precisely what the German Christians were guilty of during the rise of Hitler. I feel so strongly about this that we are making screenings of the film FREE to any church that wants to show it. Not kidding. No strings attached. All folks need to do is go to www.lettertotheamericanchurch.com to sign up.

Marriages That Last, by Genesius

By Genesius, Catholic Stand – Over the past few months, I have attended two funerals. At both of them, elderly widowers were mourning their deceased wives. Both of the couples were married for more than 65 years… Both instances were a tribute to the sacrament of marriage. Both of the deceased were true to their vows made before God to love and honor their spouses “all the days of my life.” How wonderful that their marriages endured in a world actively trying to kill and pervert this sacrament.

Candid Catholicism, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Many people in many nations these days say they “don’t recognize” their country anymore. Between radical changes in sexual morals and social behavior, the inability to state the obvious like “what is a woman,” claims of racism and “hate” over everyday social frictions, massive unregulated immigration, and wholesale dismissals of the past as irretrievably evil, it’s no wonder. But it is a wonder that similar complaints – not exactly the same, but closely related – also arise often enough now about disorienting changes in the Church.

Msgr. Richard C. Antall: What Happened at St. Patrick’s Cathedral?

By Msgr. Richard C. Antall, Crisis Magazine – If the nonsense at St. Patrick’s had happened on my watch, I think I would have stopped the whole carnival, turned off the microphones and lights, and called the cops. This is not a criticism of Cardinal Dolan, whom I personally esteem, nor of his staff, who acted out of Christian charity-cum-New Yorker-tolerance of the weird. This is just a cranky old pastor, not famous for open-mindedness about things ecclesial, drawing a line in the shifting sands of our confused Church.

Pope Francis’s “All-Out Battle” Against Clerical Abuse Has Been a Failure, by Christopher R. Altieri

By Christopher R. Altieri, Catholic World Report – What have we seen in the way of leadership from Pope Francis in the intervening quinquennium?… Five years of failure… Pope Francis has refused to defrock a confessed child molester or even remove him from the College of Cardinals… Pope Francis has protected a favorite Argentinian prelate he himself raised to the episcopate and threatened those who sought justice from the Church… Pope Francis has presided over the appalling miscarriage of justice that has allowed a powerful celebrity artist-cleric not only to escape punishment for the abuse of as many as forty-one victims …

Lent is a Fitting Time to Pray for the Conversion of the Jews to ‘The New Israel,’ the Church of Christ

By Dom Prosper Guéranger, LifeSiteNews – The station is in the church of Saint Clement, pope and martyr. In this, more than in any other church of the city of Rome, there has been preserved the ancient arrangement of the early Christian basilicas… Under its altar there reposes the body of its holy patron, together with the relics of St. Ignatius of Antioch, and of the consul St. Flavius Clemens.

The American Stasi Controls What You Hear And See To Control What You Think And Do, by Sean Davis

By Sean Davis, CEO and co-founder, The Federalist – Russiagate? 100% American Stasi op from beginning to end. Ukraine impeachment? American Stasi op to defend its money-laundering playground in Ukraine, protect Biden, and hurt Trump. It was a psyop trifecta. The Kavanaugh rape hoax? Obvious American Stasi op. Covid? Oh, you better believe it. They brought out all the big guns on that one: it gave them the opportunity to take out Trump and deploy a biomedical surveillance state.

Father Jeffrey Kirby: Looking at the Mass Through the Eyes of Mary

By Father Jeffrey Kirby, EWTN News – The Eucharistic sacrifice is the summit and source of the entire Christian way of life. This truth has been emphasized by the Catholic Church throughout the ages. It was highlighted by the Second Vatican Council, as it called for reforms to the life of the Church… In her book Mary and the Liturgical Year: A Pastoral Resource, author Katharine Harmon explores the beauty of the sacred liturgy from the perspective of Mary. The book triples up as a devotional, theological reflection and a resource to understanding and applying the sacred liturgy to everyday life. …

Reclaiming a Culture of Life in Health Care, by Louis Brown

By Louis Brown, First Things – Tragically, it is not rare for health care entities to refuse patients life-sustaining nutrition. As a result, patients can end up dying not because of an illness but because of starvation. This kind of passive euthanasia is just the tip of the iceberg of the throwaway culture that pervades much of American health care. The United States urgently needs to revitalize its respect for the dignity of patients and protect their human and civil rights. ….

Saint of the Day for February 26: St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin

Franciscan Media, Feb 26, 2021 – If anyone knew rejection, ridicule and disappointment, it was today’s saint. But such trials only brought Maria Bertilla Boscardin closer to God and more determined to serve him… Born in Italy in 1888, the young girl lived in fear of her father, a violent man prone to jealousy and drunkenness. Her schooling was limited so that she could spend more time helping at home and working in the fields. She showed few talents and was often the butt of jokes.

LifeSiteNews: Bishop Strickland Champions Sanctity of Life, Turning America Into ‘One Nation Under God’ at CPAC

By LifeSiteNews staff – Strickland began with the notion that the United States must reform itself to the ideal of being “one nation under God.”… “We need to really pray and reflect on what that means, and return to those values,” Strickland urged. “Because too many, in the political world especially, are encouraging an atheistic approach to leading this nation. That will never last. That will never thrive.”… Strickland emphasized to the audience that the first step to returning America to its proper place under God is “humility.” ….

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Love and Pray for Your Enemies

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:43-48 – “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. ….

Saint Peter Damian and the Wounds of the Church, by Dawn Beutner

By Dawn Beutner, Catholic World Report – Peter Damian’s writings cover a wide range of important topics, and he is often favorably compared to John the Baptist for his courage in speaking out about the need for Church reform and for personal repentance. But sometimes people focus only on Peter’s Letter 31, which was an open letter that examined potential punishments for monks and clergy who participated in homosexual acts. In today’s culture, Peter’s strong language about those with same-sex attraction seems cruel. However, we shouldn’t be afraid to examine this letter, sometimes called the Book of Gomorrah. In this letter, written to the pope himself, Peter lists the kind of sexual sins that are being committed by monks and clergy …..

The ABOMINATION of DESOLATION Standing in New York’s Holy Place, by Michael J. Matt

By Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant TV – In this episode of the Remnant Underground, Michael Matt covers the transexual funeral scandal in New York City’s iconic Cathedral of Saint Patrick. How did this happen? Why did it happen? And how on earth can Cardinal Dolan claim that the “Cathedral people” did a great job with the damage control? Yeah, well, after the damage was already done. …

Transgender Funeral At New York Cathedral Was Likely A ‘Vicious’ Anti-Catholic Hate Crime, by Samuel Mangold-Lenett

By Samuel Mangold-Lenett, The Federalist – “The outrageous sacrilege perpetrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is indeed a hate crime,” Burch wrote. “Video footage shows that transgender activists intentionally used deception to obtain permission to enter St. Patrick’s and the facts show that access was used to desecrate that sacred space and mock Catholic faith and morals.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Merciful as Your Father Is Merciful

Author Don Schwager , Servants of the Word – Luke 6:36-38 -Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “To preserve the republican form and principles of our Constitution and cleave to the salutary distribution of powers which [the Constitution] has established … are the two sheet anchors of our Union. If driven from either, we shall be in danger of foundering.” —Thomas Jefferson (1823)

Saint of the Day for February 26: St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin

Franciscan Media, Feb 26, 2021 – If anyone knew rejection, ridicule and disappointment, it was today’s saint. But such trials only brought Maria Bertilla Boscardin closer to God and more determined to serve him… Born in Italy in 1888, the young girl lived in fear of her father, a violent man prone to jealousy and drunkenness. Her schooling was limited so that she could spend more time helping at home and working in the fields. She showed few talents and was often the butt of jokes.

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