Report: Pope Francis Set to Remove His ‘Enemy’ Cardinal Burke’s ‘Flat and Salary’, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis recently announced his intention to evict Cardinal Burke from his lodgings in Rome and declared the prelate his ‘enemy,’ according to a report by the New Daily Compass… Pope Francis is reportedly working to evict Cardinal Raymond Burke from his apartment in Rome and remove his salary, according to Vatican sources cited in a new report.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Take Heed That You Are Not Led Astray

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 21:5-11 – And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things which you see, the days will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?” ….

Giving Thanks During Hard Times, by Alexandra Greeley

By Alexandra Greeley, Catholic Exchange – People from every walk of life and in every culture surely go through times of stress and despair. As problems increase, people may be filled with anger and the inability to find hope. But no matter how challenging and worrisome those issues are, people should turn to God and to the Bible for prayers of thanksgiving. God offers hope to all, and the Bible contains many verses that offer thanksgiving to help all those in stress.


Thomas Sowell’s “Social Justice Fallacies”, by Chuck Chalberg

By Chuck Chalberg, The Imaginative Conservative – Thomas Sowell is quite content to make his case while he waits for the political tide to turn. The way things are going, this nonagenarian may still be on hand when conservative black politicians are the major American voice of this American minority. If and when that happens, wherever Thomas Sowell is, he will know that he played a crucial role in changing the course of American history much for the better for everyone.

Returning to Rockwell’s ‘Saying Grace’ America, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, American Greatness – Three score and twelve years ago, the Saturday Evening Post featured a cover for Thanksgiving illustrated by the celebrated and much-loved Norman Rockwell. It is called Saying Grace. Ten years ago, the original sold for $46 million, then a record for any single American painting. I am glad of it, because Rockwell had been scorned as a mere illustrator, a mere realist in style, and a mere sentimentalist in subject and treatment. I hope his heirs can take that scorn and break a bank with it.

Father John Harvey — Apostle of Charity and Chastity, Man of Courage, by Catherine Smith

By Catherine Smith, EWTN News – Father Harvey is perhaps best known as the founding director of the Courage apostolate, a ministry that began in New York City in 1980 through the inspiration of Cardinal Terence Cooke. Courage provides spiritual support and sacramental community for adults experiencing same-sex attractions who freely choose to develop a life of interior chastity in union with Christ. Over the last 43 years, the Courage apostolate has grown into an international ministry and its subsequent Executive Directors are supportive of the efforts of the newly created Guild.

WATCH! Bishop Barron Ambiguously Slams The Synod While The German Bishops Go Off The Deep End, by Anthony Stine

By Anthony Stine, Return to Tradition – The bishops of Germany don’t care that the Vatican told them to stop. Meanwhile, Bishop Barron very politely tells the Synod that they’re breaking from the unity and continuity of Catholicism.

Doctors Ignore Existing Postpartum Depression Treatment In Favor Of Pricey Synthetic Drugs, by Ashley Bateman

By Ashley Bateman, The Federalist – A Postpartum Depression Drug Is Hitting The Market, But A Better Alternative Already Exists… The first FDA-approved drug in pill form to treat postpartum depression, Zurzuvae, is expected to hit the market next month, with pricing starting at nearly $16,000 for a two-week course of treatment. Meanwhile, progesterone replacement therapy, a safe, cheap, and effective treatment, available on the market for as low as 36 cents per capsule, continues to be ignored by most U.S. doctors.

EXCLUSIVE: Strickland Sacking Signals ‘Internal Persecution of Faithful Catholics by the Pope’, by Simon Caldwell

By Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald – Bishop Athanasius Schneider said the sacking of the Rt Rev. Joseph Strickland as Bishop of Tyler, Texas, represented a particularly unjust exercise of papal power against a faithful and conscientious Church leader… “This will go down in history as a great injustice against a bishop who did only his task in a time of confusion,” said Bishop Schneider in an exclusive interview with the Catholic Herald in Cambridge… “Now it is silenced, this voice,” the bishop said. “That was the evident, clear intention.”

Faith, Certainty, and Doubt, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Are you certain God exists?  Are you certain He doesn’t?  Who has the burden of proof here?  Should believers have to prove that God exists? Or should atheists have to prove that He doesn’t?  There are plenty of people who respond by pronouncing themselves “agnostic”: “I just don’t know.”… Fair enough – unless the question of God’s existence is as pressing and relevant as whether the volcano above my house will explode in the next 24 hours.

Vatican Press Office: Francis Calls for ‘Drastic’ and ‘Intense’ Action on Environment

By Staff, Vatican Press Office – Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s Secretary of State, has sent a message in the Pontiff’s name to the 97th Semaines Sociales de France (Social Weeks of France), a conference dedicated to Catholic social teaching, and this year to ecology… “Today, more than ever, we understand the relevance of integral ecology, according to the magisterium of Pope Francis, which addresses the social and environmental crises simultaneously and urges us not to separate what is intimately linked,” Cardinal Parolin wrote in the November 24 message.

Abortion Bans Have Saved at Least 32,000 Babies From Abortions, by Steven Ertelt 

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A new national analysis finds abortion bans have saved the lives of over 32,000 babies from abortions so far, and the figure is likely higher. Births have increased in every state with an abortion ban as the lives of children are valued more now than before… According to to an analysis published Friday by the Institute of Labor Economics, abortion bans have saved tens of thousands of babies in the first six months of 2023 alone.

FRANCIS FATIGUE: Even Argentina’s Had Enough, by Michael J. Matt

By Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – In this episode of The Remnant Underground, Michael J. Matt takes on critics who charge Traditional Catholics with being no better than Martin Luther for resisting Pope Francis… Do they have a point? Francis Fatigue is not reserved for Traditionalists, however. Catholic Argentina — the pope’s home country — just elected a president who is probably Pope Francis’s most outspoken critic in the world today. And he won his election with a Latin Mass Catholic as his running mate.

Synod on Synodality: A New Springtime or Pandora’s Box? by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin – Well where to start? Once again we’ve had a month in Rome with plenty of acrimony and contention, lots of heat and, depending on who you speak with, not a lot of light.
Eagerly awaited by some, thoroughly dreaded by others, the first assembly of the Synod on Synodality on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion Participation, Mission,” is over.

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Tangible Lifelines to God’s Strategic Plan for Our Salvation

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – The family and the priesthood are linchpins of authentic Catholic doctrine and life. The strategic objective of the Devil’s rebellion is to destroy these tangible lifelines to the New Creation. The diabolical game plan is all too familiar: Undermine marriage and the family—and destroy the priesthood… Let’s make God’s strategic plan our plan. Love God, love neighbor, love marriage, love life, and love the apostolic priesthood. And expect eternal happiness.

Life Is Not a Problem to Be Solved, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – Nevertheless, here is something we do know, on the strength of which all that we hope for may find its most secure anchor: namely, the certainty that God’s absolute will is for the world’s salvation, and that only the most obdurate refusal on our part can thwart His desire to give us the joy of eternal life. “The whole purpose of life,” as Leon Bloy used to say, “is to await the resurrection of the dead.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: Not Your Average King – A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The readings for this Feast of Christ the King evoke three images of Christ as King. All of them are to some extent paradoxical because they emphasize things we don’t usually associate with kings. They also tell us that we have already met King Jesus even if we don’t realize it. Let’s look at these three images of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of all Creation: I. Caring King – The first reading, from Ezekiel 34, speaks of the Lord as a shepherd who cares for His flock. Here are some of the lines that summarize His care: I myself will look after and tend my sheep …

The Growing Rift Between the Vatican and USCCB, by Mark Lambert

By Mark Lambert, Catholic Herald – There seem to have been two main stories which have emerged from this event. One is the continuing insistence on the pre-eminence of abortion, with U.S. bishops approving a voting guide affirming this, despite resistance from Pope Francis’s favoured US prelates, Cardinals Tobin, McElroy and Cupich, who have repeatedly attempted to overturn this… The second story is the open clash between USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Broglio and the papal nuncio Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the latter who, two weeks prior to the conference, gave an interview in America Magazinewhere he made a number of rather stark criticisms of the Catholic Church in the USA.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Take Heed That You Are Not Led Astray

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 21:5-11 – And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things which you see, the days will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?” ….

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” —Benjamin Franklin (1746)

Saint of the Day for November 27: St. Francesco Antonio Fasani (Aug. 6, 1681 – Nov. 29, 1742)

By Franciscan Media – Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani’s Story – Born in Lucera, Francesco entered the Conventual Franciscans in 1695. After his ordination 10 years later, he taught philosophy to younger friars, served as guardian of his friary, and later became provincial minister. When his term of office ended, Francesco became master of novices and finally pastor in his hometown.

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