Bishop Paprocki: Recognizing Jesus In The Eucharist: Reflection On The Solemnity Of Corpus Christi

By The Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Napa Institute – As Moses reminded the people to remember the Lord and all the marvelous deeds He did for them in leading them out of slavery in Egypt, as we go out into the world we are to remember the Lord and give thanks for all that He has done for us in leading us out of slavery to sin and into the promise of eternal life, which He promises through the gift of His Body and Blood. We are to make Him manifest in the world through our lives, our faith, and our good works.

WATCH! Abp. Viganò Reprimands Vatican for Closing Seminary Over Communion on the Tongue, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – With Pope Francis’s Vatican showing its hand on the matter of denying the faithful Holy Communion on the tongue, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a scathing warning… On top of that, in the face of the U.K. bishops’ insistence that Catholics have a duty to take a vaccine for the coronavirus, even one tainted with abortion, U.S. bishop Joseph Strickland has reiterated that Catholics must “reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children.”

Religious Voters Should Be Encouraged by President Trump’s Pro-Life Achievements Abroad, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse , The Stream – Previous presidents who claimed the pro-life mantle often suffered from a lack of imagination. They seemed reluctant to do anything pro-life or anything that would upset the pro-choice establishment. Upon taking office, Republican presidents were content to do two things. First, they would defund the U.N. Population Fund, the U.N. agency that is complicit in establishing the Chinese one-child policy. Second, they would reestablish the so-called Mexico City policy….

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Saint of the Day for August 12: St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Jan. 28, 1572 – Dec. 13, 1641)

By Franciscan Media – Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21, she married Baron de Chantal, by whom she had six children, three of whom died in infancy. At her castle, she restored the custom of daily Mass, and was seriously engaged in various charitable works.

What is God Doing Now? by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – I know I am supposed to trust that God is doing His “God thing,” even when I don’t understand what He could possibly have in mind, and I should just stick with what I know: don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t lie, do unto others, love as God has loved me, pray, love even my enemies. God has made those things very clear… But even I am becoming suspicious that we’re being “told” something when the “cancel culture” has come for: Junipero Serra.. Fr. Damien of Molokai.. and Flannery O’Connor.. at a time when American Catholicism desperately needs the lessons she had to teach about how grace operates in a fallen world.

China’s Genocide: Pope Silent, Prelates Speak, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis is being slammed for his silence on the genocide of Uighur Muslims after 76 religious leaders condemned China for a “holocaust” of its religious and ethnic minorities… “Pope Francis, in particular, speaks almost every week at the Sunday Angelus, and on many other occasions, about issues of injustice in the world. He has often addressed the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims,”… “Yet there is one country whose human rights record he has not highlighted — China — and one people whose suffering he has not spoken about — the Uighurs,” the human rights activist lamented… “The Pope is one of the world’s most influential and respected spiritual leaders, with a moral authority that can reach every corner of the globe,” Mahmut observed.

Watch! EWTN: David Daleiden on Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood, (Jan 25, 2019)

EWTN, Jan 25, 2019 – During her time as California Attorney General, Kamala Harris ordered a raid on David Daleiden’s home after his undercover Planned Parenthood investigation. Her Senate campaign was receiving.. We sit down with David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress on what he wants you to know about presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her connections to Planned Parenthood.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: When Christ Becomes Real to Us

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – Today’s Gospel passage begins with the disciples seeing Jesus Christ as a ghost walking on the troubled sea, “When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost,’ they said.” But the Gospel passage ends with Jesus being so real to them that they acknowledged His divinity, “Those who were in the boat did Him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”

‘If Any Generation Needed the Gospel Voice, It is Now’: California Church Holds Services, Despite Cease and Desist Letter, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “A lot of people who are talking about this in the media ask the question, ‘What right does Grace Community Church have to open in the midst of this mandate?’” Thomas More attorney Jenna Ellis told The Stream. “Well, that’s not the appropriate question. The question, of course, is what power does the city and state and county have to force churches to close? And the bottom line is they don’t.” 

The Fishwrap Goes Down the Rabbit Hole, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Inasmuch as the National Catholic Reporter does not reflect the teaching of the Church, but on the contrary, has openly and deliberately opposed this teaching, I ask the editors in all honesty to drop the term “Catholic” from their masthead. By retaining it they deceive their Catholic readers and do a great disservice to ecumenism by being responsible for the false irenicism of watering down Catholic teachings.

Science Told Me To Do It, by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – Whether the “it” here refers to denying priests the ability to bring sacraments to dying Catholics, or keeping abortion clinics open while simultaneously shutting down mom-and-pop businesses, or publicly shaming parents who fail to mask-up their infants irrespective of choking hazard, the same principle applies. “Science tells us to do it.” Who are we to resist?

Kamala Harris Has 100% Pro-Abortion Record, Voted for Infanticide and Tax-Funded Abortions, by Laura Echevarria

By Laura Echevarria, LifeNews – Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.. announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would be his vice-presidential running mate. By picking Senator Harris, Joe Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to abortion on demand at any time for any reason and paid for by taxpayers. Kamala Harris is the poster child for the extreme pro-abortion position of the Democratic Party.

McCarrick Report Imminent? by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The long-awaited McCarrick report will come out later this month, according to Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York… The Vatican announced two years ago it was preparing a report on the case of disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a notorious homosexual pederast whose misdeeds extended to bribery and political intrigue… A new lawsuit claims McCarrick ran a sex ring of teenage boys from his beach house in Sea Girt, New Jersey, and further alleges other clergy predators, who called McCarrick “the boss,” procured boys for the sex ring.

Letter From a Pastor About a Presidential Candidate, by Pastor Ignotus

By Pastor Ignotus, Crisis Magazine – You further state that you believe Mr. Biden is a “sincere politician” who is a devout Catholic. Repeating what seems to have been a package released to the press to shore up Catholic support for him, you remark that he carries a rosary with him, that one of his staff says his presidential bid is a “subtle invocation of Catholic beliefs,”… Of course you know that carrying a rosary is not proof of being pro-life. The “subtlety” of Biden’s “invocation of his Catholic beliefs” is what is a clanger for me. He is far too subtle for me.

Fr. Francesco Giordano: St. Joseph: A Reflection of the Fatherhood of God

By Fr. Francesco Giordano, STD, Catholic Exchange – From the content of the story we can draw some important reflections regarding the fatherhood of St. Joseph and specifically how St. Joseph helps us to be fathers… In this apparition, St. Joseph, Father of the Holy Family, shows his paternity mainly in one way: by instilling strength. In fact, he gives Gaspard the strength to lift the boulder to drink and quench his thirst. This is basically the mission of the father: to instil strength.

Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus To Indefinitely Declare A State Of Emergency, by Molly McCann

By Molly McCann, The Federalist – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia often noted that the primary safeguard of our constitutional liberties is the structure of our government. Every banana republic has a bill of rights, he once said, but the strength of the American system is the separation of powers… At the federal level, there are three separate, co-equal branches of government that must operate together for our representative republic to function properly, and this balance of power is mirrored at the state level. Unhappily, our system today is not functioning as designed.

The Health-First Heresy

By Dr. Douglas Farrow, Catholic World Report – “Of all the sad and surreal things to happen in the past few months,” writes Mary Wakefield in The Spectator, “the Catholic church’s decision to abandon the dying was, for me, the worst.” Wakefield goes on to explain just how incompatible she finds the COVID-related actions of Catholic and Anglican prelates with the sacramental faith they profess to hold. The money quote comes at the end of this paragraph:

Saint of the Day for August 11: St. Clare of Assisi (July 16, 1194 – Aug. 11, 1253)

By Franciscan Media – At 18, Clare escaped from her father’s home one night, was met on the road by friars carrying torches, and in the poor little chapel called the Portiuncula received a rough woolen habit, exchanged her jeweled belt for a common rope with knots in it, and sacrificed her long tresses to Francis’ scissors. He placed her in a Benedictine convent, which her father and uncles immediately stormed in rage. Clare clung to the altar of the church, threw aside her veil to show her cropped hair, and remained adamant.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Who Is the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest […]

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Saint of the Day for August 12: St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Jan. 28, 1572 – Dec. 13, 1641)

By Franciscan Media – Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21, she married Baron de Chantal, by whom she had six children, three of whom died in infancy. At her castle, she restored the custom of daily Mass, and was seriously engaged in various charitable works.

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