Voice in the Wilderness, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – When the self-righteous Pharisees came to him, the Baptist did not hold back his tongue: You progeny of vipers! Who told you to flee from the approaching wrath? So then, produce fruits worthy of repentance. And do not begin to say, “We have Abraham as our father.” For I tell you that God has the power to raise up sons to Abraham from these stones. For even now the axe has been placed at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not produce good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire.

Contraception and Our Abdication of Fatherhood, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – My thesis is that contraception negates fatherhood, is at war with it, undermines what it means to be a father. Where widely adopted, it works out that effect in all aspects of society.  We are familiar with the idea, championed by St. John Paul II, “the Great,” that contraception attacks the unity of husband and wife. The unitive dimension of the sexual act will not survive, he taught, if separated from the procreative.  I want to add: fatherhood will not survive if the sexual act is separated from its fatherly aspect.

COVID Vaccines Are a Political Mess, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Suppression of information, mandates, and big goals are turning people off… One of the great ironies exposed during the coronavirus pandemic is the professed dedication to Science™ from the same people suppressing scientific debate.

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Catholic Bishops vs. Pro-Abortion Democrats, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Austin Ruse of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) says the Catholic Church in America finds itself in a place it has never been before… “We’ve never had a president of the United States who’s both Catholic and a dissenter on fundamental teachings of the Church,” Ruse tells One News Now. “So there’s an awful lot of confusion out there, and the bishops are just trying to clean it up.”

School Board Warfare, by Joseph Enders  

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – The fight against Marxist orthodoxy in public schools is kicking off in historically blue states as schools in both New Jersey and California encounter ongoing pressure to expel leftism… The Randolph, New Jersey school board on Monday backed down from its vote to remove holidays, including Columbus Day, from the school calendar — voting 8–1 to reinstate the old calendar after hundreds of angry Italian Americans and parents called for the board’s resignation.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Letting Go of Our Obsession with Having the Perfect Body

By Msgr. Charles Pope – … I am not a 21-year-old with a 28-inch waist and dark rich hair. Trying to be this is a losing battle. The fact is, I look just like my father, who looked just like his father. Genetics, body type, and age tend to win, and the energy required to try to overcome these is increasingly disproportionate to the results and to my other duties… I do want to say that I love being 60. I would never want to be 25 again …

Pride Goeth Before a Fall, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Bishop Garrison… (is) a former Army officer and currently serves as Director of National Security Outreach. He also leads the Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Wokeing…er, Working Group. Garrison is fully on board with Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and President Biden’s belief that “terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today.”

DeSantis Signs New Laws to Protect Freed Thought, Educate Students on Evil of Communism, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three new laws Tuesday aimed at strengthening civic literacy in the Sunshine State, including a new requirement that high-school students be taught the “evils of Communism and totalitarian ideologies.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Wise Who Built Their House upon the Rock

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:21-29 – “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ …

Saint of the Day for June 24: Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Franciscan Media – Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28).

The Likelihood of a “Eucharistically Coherent” Church, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – …our bishops as a body may finally have achieved both the clarity and courage to take a stronger stand. Given opposition to a teaching document on this issue from a number of high-ranking American churchmen, it is already a very good sign that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to go ahead. Now it is worth considering what the eventual document should and should not say.

Pro-Life Group Launches Ad Campaign Exposing Democrats Making Americans Fund Abortions, by Mallory Quigley

By Mallory Quigley, LifeNews – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) launched a six-figure digital ad campaign targeting two vulnerable U.S. senators and six U.S. House members in competitive districts. The ad exposes congressional Democrats’ efforts to force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand by eliminating the Hyde Amendment and similar legislative riders to the budget.

Republicans Defeat Radical Democrat Bill to Take Over America’s Elections, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Senate Republicans stopped the “For the People Act,” a federal takeover of elections, by preventing Democrats from getting 60 votes to move the legislation forward. All Republicans stuck together to oppose the bill… The measure, which pro-life groups opposed for limiting pro-life free speech and disenfranchising pro-life voters, would have provided welfare for politicians with a 6-to-1 match of campaign donations with taxpayer money. It would attempt to overhaul and rewrite election laws for all 50 states in one fell swoop.

Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Dems Protest New Communion Policy, Claim to ‘Advance Respect for Life’, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Sixty House Democrats have signed a joint statement calling on the USCCB to continue administering Holy Communion to “Catholic” politicians who support legal abortion, in anticipation of a potential impending rule change on the matter… The bishops voted 168-55 last week to draft a document “On the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church,” which among other issues will address “Eucharistic consistency,” referring to the need for Catholics to receive Communion only in a state of grace.

The Democrats’ Dangerous Eucharistic Theology, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) recently made headlines in his attempt to redefine the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist. The senator claimed that some U.S. bishops are attempting to change what it means to receive Communion. The debate revolves around the USCCB’s plan to be more specific in outlining the ability for politicians who publicly invoke and support laws that contradict Church teaching to receive Communion.

When the Foundations Are Destroyed, by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – What we are seeing happening here in America is not something new. We are seeing the results of decades of careful planning and subversion by a far-left vision to destroy the religious foundations of this nation. Our spiritual heritage goes back to the Mayflower Compact… In 1620, the Pilgrims made a covenant — this new nation would be a holy nation in covenant with a Holy God. ..

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:15-20 – “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. …

Saint of the Day for June 23: St. John Fisher

Franciscan Media,  Jun 23, 2020 Saint John Fisher’s Story – (1469 – June 22, 1535) John Fisher is usually associated with Erasmus, Thomas More, and other Renaissance […]

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Wise Who Built Their House upon the Rock

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:21-29 – “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ …

Founder’s Quote

“We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the […]

Saint of the Day for June 24: Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Franciscan Media – Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28).

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