7,000 Strong: St. Paul Eucharistic Procession Called ‘A Minor Miracle’, by Jonathan Liedl 

By Jonathan Liedl , EWTN News – The Source and Summit Eucharistic Procession in St. Paul was the single largest event thus far of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, uniting the past, present, and future of the local archdiocese… No one was expecting 7,000 people to walk the streets of St. Paul with Jesus… Less than 3,000 had registered for the May 27 Eucharistic procession, and the combination of a foreboding forecast and the Memorial Day holiday dampened organizers’ expectations for an extraordinary turnout.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 10:46-52 – And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” ….

Faith and Patriotism in Hacksaw Ridge, by Titus Techera

By Titus Techera, First Things – The war film is one of the few genres where modern Hollywood tolerates overt displays of Christian faith… Rarely is it the main thematic event. Mel Gibson, at his countercultural best, defied this convention in Hacksaw Ridge (2016), a true story turned into a remarkable war film… With Memorial Day front of mind for many of us, Hacksaw Ridge is worth revisiting for its portrayal of unusual courage—the courage not to kill—and of how faith need not negate one’s patriotism.

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Trump Will Get Rid of WHO Pandemic Agreement That Promotes Abortion, by Ben Johnson 

By Ben Johnson, LifeNews – Pres. Donald Trump (has vowed) to “protect American sovereignty” and the U.S. Constitution from the designs of unelected global bureaucrats… “As we speak, Joe Biden’s minions are in Geneva, secretly negotiating to surrender more of our liberty to the WHO,” Pres. Trump told the Libertarian Party National Convention, eliciting a fulsome chorus of boos. “Drafts of the agreement show that they want to subjugate America to foreign nations, attack free speech, [and] empower the WHOto redistribute American resources.”

Fr. Kevin M. Cusick: A Leaven In The World… Butker, Dogma, And The Pope

By Fr. Kevin M. Cusick, The Wanderer – It is children who are asked to make a sacrifice, of time with their parents, when both adults work. Time which cannot be grabbed back once children are grown. Women do not typically express regret about the choice of sacrificing something else, frankly less important, in order to be more present in the sacredness of the home and with their children… Is there anything children need more than their parents? Especially when parents are charged with handing on the Faith?

Jesuit Father James Martin: Church Would Be ‘Immeasurably Poorer’ Without Gay Priests, by Thomas D. Williams

in response to comments by Pope Francis that there is too much “faggotry” in seminaries.. Pro-LGBTQ+ Jesuit Fr. James Martin said… said he has known “hundreds” of gay priests in his life as a Jesuit… “In my 25 years as a priest and almost 40 as a Jesuit, I’ve known hundreds of holy, faithful and celibate gay priests,” Father Martin wrote on X. “They’ve been my superiors, my teachers, my confessors, my mentors, my spiritual directors and my friends.”

Deacon Frank: The Ratification of the New and Eternal Covenant

By Deacon Frank, Catholic Exchange – This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It also marks the end of a two-year Eucharistic revival within the Catholic Church in America. This Eucharistic revival was principally initiated to draw the Catholic faithful into a greater awareness of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Not a symbol or a representation of Christ but rather His very-Self made present in His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity!… Sadly, many Catholics don’t believe in this important Church teaching, despite the fact that the Catholic Church has always held and will always hold to this teaching, which is so central to our faith ….

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Transhumanism: Will Human Machines Become “Godlike”?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Cardinal Robert Sarah’s Critique… Interestingly, this is more or less precisely the same argument made by Cardinal Robert Sarah in a fascinating passage in his book The Day is Now Far Spent. In transhumanism, states Cardinal Sarah, “We are reaching here the end of the process of self-rejection and of hatred of human nature that characterizes modern man. Man hates himself to the point where he wants to reinvent himself.”

The Catholic Herald: It’s Time Pope Francis Learned the Dangers of Careless Talk

The Catholic Herald – The Pope is Christ’s vicar on earth, the spiritual head of the Church. But this Pope can also be humanly indiscreet and imprudent… Francis has had to make an apology to homosexuals after an expression he used in a closed meeting with Italian bishops – “frociaggine” – roughly equivalent to the English slang “faggotry” was leaked to a gossip website, Dagospia; he used it in connection with the question of whether gay men should be admitted to seminaries. Naturally, homosexuals were unimpressed.

Enshrining Abortion Via IVF, by Michael Ippolito, Nicholas R. Swanson

By Michael Ippolito, Nicholas R. Swanson, Crisis Magazine – United States senators Ted Cruz and Katie Britt want you to think you can have your cake and eat it too. Cruz and Britt have introduced a bill this week that would withhold Medicare dollars from states that prohibit in vitro fertilization (IVF). The bill would essentially make IVF a federal right… The recent focus on IVF stems from a ruling in February by the Alabama Supreme Court. The case involved an IVF clinic in Alabama that mistakenly discarded a couple’s frozen embryos.

LifeSiteNews: Archbishop Viganò Accuses Pope Francis of ‘The Same Abuses’ as Cardinal McCarrick

By LifeSiteNews staff, LifeSiteNews – “I replied to him: ‘Holy Father, I don’t know if you know Cardinal McCarrick, but if you ask the Congregation for Bishops, there is a dossier this big. He corrupted generations of seminarians … ,’” the former U.S. apostolic nuncio continued, adding that “Bergoglio remained impassive and completely changed the subject.”… “His reaction is not surprising,” Archbishop Viganò wrote. “Bergoglio himself committed the same abuses when he was Master of Novices of the Society of Jesus in Argentina, as personally confided to me by one of his former novices.”

Saint of the Day for May 30: St. Joan of Arc (Jan. 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431)

By Franciscan Media – During the Hundred Years War, Joan led French troops against the English and recaptured the cities of Orléans and Troyes. This enabled Charles VII to be crowned as king in Reims in 1429. Captured near Compiegne the following year, Joan was sold to the English and placed on trial for heresy and witchcraft. Professors at the University of Paris supported Bishop Pierre Cauchon of Beauvis, the judge at her trial; Cardinal Henry Beaufort of Winchester, England, participated in the questioning of Joan in prison. In the end, she was condemned for wearing men’s clothes.

Chesterton’s Love of Corpus Christi, by Joseph Pearce

By Joseph Pearce, Crisis Magazine – For Chesterton, belief in the Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament was the very touchstone of truth… This year, the feast of Corpus Christi falls one day after the 150th anniversary of the birth of G.K. Chesterton. Coincidentally and providentially, Chesterton also died within the octave of Corpus Christi, on the Sunday after the traditional feast day, which is the date that it is celebrated in the Ordinary Form in the United States.

Father Joseph Thomas: Vatican II on the Laity: A Groundbreaking Moment

By Father Joseph Thomas, EWTN News – The description of the laity was drawn from a previous text, from 1956, which had been prepared for the Second World Congress for the Lay Apostolate. A key influence behind this document was the Belgian theologian Gerard Philips, a leading authority on the theology of the laity. Philips had come to know the vital role of the laity firsthand in his own pastoral work, as a chaplain in Catholic Action, but he also drew from his theological awareness of the Church’s identity as the Mystical Body of Christ.

New Report Shows Fewer Abuse Claims Brought Against U.S. Catholic Clerics, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, Catholic News Agency – A new report from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) shows that across the country from mid-2022 to mid-2023, just over 1,300 clerical abuse allegations came to light, while payouts to victims reached $284 million — tens of millions more than the prior year… This figure is down from 2,704 allegations brought the prior year, the report states, while some 4,434 allegations were brought in 2019. …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Are You Able to Drink the Cup That I Drink?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 10:32-45 – And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; and they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and deliver him to the Gentiles ….

Republicans Who Play ‘Nice’ with Lawless Persecutors Are Today’s ‘Good German’ Generals, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Unpopular governor and religious liberty quisling Mike Pence, who tricked Donald Trump into firing Gen. M. Flynn in cooperation with corrupt Deep State officials… Pence promised Trump he’d challenge electors from states where flagrant election fraud was credibly charged, but courts refused to hear the cases on their merits — and on January 6 betrayed his word while Trump was still giving his speech urging “peaceful and patriotic” protest. Pence still preens that he “chose the Constitution” over Trump, but the fact is he chose the Establishment over our country.

Problems With the Vatican’s New Norms for Vetting Supernatural Phenomena, by Gavin Ashenden

By Gavin Ashenden, Catholic Herald – In the Catholic world the apparitions of Our Lady remain one of the most powerful tools of renewal of piety, repentance and faith… But the supernatural is double edged. It presents us with authentic interventions, but equally with distorted and even diabolic phenomena. It is a truism that evil has the capacity to present itself as good. It is equally true that the supernatural can be mimicked.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 10:46-52 – And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” ….

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

Saint of the Day for May 30: St. Joan of Arc (Jan. 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431)

By Franciscan Media – During the Hundred Years War, Joan led French troops against the English and recaptured the cities of Orléans and Troyes. This enabled Charles VII to be crowned as king in Reims in 1429. Captured near Compiegne the following year, Joan was sold to the English and placed on trial for heresy and witchcraft. Professors at the University of Paris supported Bishop Pierre Cauchon of Beauvis, the judge at her trial; Cardinal Henry Beaufort of Winchester, England, participated in the questioning of Joan in prison. In the end, she was condemned for wearing men’s clothes.

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