Video: Can A Catholic Vote for Mr. Trump? Render to Caesar What is Caesar’s. Render to God What is God’s

Complicit Clergy, Oct 20, 2020 – Fr. John Boyle of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Cottage Grove, OR offers this helpful advice to Catholic voters for the upcoming Presidential election.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Ready to Answer – the Lord Draws Near

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:39-48 – But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.” …

Saint of the Day for October 21: Saint Hilarion

By Franciscan Media – By Franciscan Media – Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace. He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was buried in his home village.

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Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Bottom line: Funding their local, state and federal governments cost Americans more on average last year… than making sure their families were fed, clothed, had health care — and could keep a dog or cat, buy toys for their kids, pay for cable TV and attend an occasional baseball game or movie.

Never Say Never: Why I’m Voting for Trump, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – When I vote, first and foremost, I prioritize life issues. Legalized abortion has led to mass infanticide of incalculable scale, and it clearly is the most important moral and political issue of our time. Sadly, neither major party has done much to end it. One revels in the evil, and the other mostly brings it up during election season for political gain… Second is avoiding war and military conflicts. As Catholics, we know that killing innocent non-American lives is as great of a sin as killing American ones.

CNA: Where Catholic Voters Stand on Issues, Candidates, Ahead of 2020 Election

Catholic News Agency – A poll released this week has found that Catholics from both major political parties said they want candidates to support religious freedom and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, while they identified the economy and the coronavirus pandemic as major concerns leading up to the election… The poll found that Catholic likely voters, divided mostly along party lines, favor the election of Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. Biden’s lead among Catholic voters narrowed in several swing states, and among Catholics who attend Mass weekly.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: The Only Way We Can Truly Give Back to God

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – The disciples of the Pharisees and Herodians in St. Matthew’s Gospel remind us of how dishonesty can easily enter into our hearts and control our actions and attitudes towards God and others. The Evangelist tells us that they were sent to Jesus after they had “plotted how they might entrap Him in speech.” They clearly were on a deceptive mission.

On the Nature of Complicity, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – In a column last year titled “Politicizing the Eucharist?” I pointed out that no one now claims that when Archbishop Rummel of New Orleans excommunicated three Catholics for publically encouraging people to defy his order to de-segregate the Catholic schools, he was “politicizing the Eucharist.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: Who is the Thief? Exploring One of Jesus’ More Provocative Images

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the more interesting and surprising images the Lord used for Himself was “thief.” There is a reference to this in the first reading for this Wednesday of the 29th week of the year. I’ll comment more on that passage in a moment, but first here are some other texts in which He used this imagery:

Exclusive Interview: Steve Bannon, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, ChurchMilitant – Hunter Biden’s laptop, Trump’s re-election and more… Michael Voris sits down with President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to discuss explosive revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop and the national security risk his father Joe Biden poses to the nation.

Fr. Shenan Boquet: A Christian Vision of Society and Civilization of Love

Fr. Shenan Boquet, Human Life International – It is a true but underappreciated fact that animals in the wild almost never die of old age. Long before old age finishes them off, weakened animals succumb to disease, predators, or starvation. I say this fact is underappreciated, because it points to one of the most remarkable things about human beings: i.e. that we look out for one another, including – or rather, especially – the weakest among us

The Biblical Truth About Gender, Sexuality, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “Every church in America is filled with hurting people asking tough questions like: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely fills trapped in the wrong body – did God make me this way and is change even possible?” explains Austin Brooks of American Family Studios.

China Has Bought and Paid for Joe Biden and His Entire Family, by Steven Mosher

By Steven Mosher, LifeSiteNews – Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, doesn’t mince words about what he calls the Biden Crime Family. “What Hunter Biden is is a bagman,” says Giuliani. “I’ve prosecuted many cases like this. He’s collecting Joe’s bribes that come to about $12 million from the Ukraine and $3.5 million from Russia. But the really big money comes from China. And the amount of money involved is literally in the tens of millions of dollars.”… Giuliani sums up by saying, “[Joe Biden]’s asking to be president of the U.S. and he’s in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party. The Biden Family is owned by the Chinese Communist Party.”… Biden is the real Manchurian candidate. His assignment is not to assassinate his anti-communist opponent, but to defeat him in the upcoming election.

‘Catholic’ Biden Says he Goes to Mass, Says the Rosary but also Supports Taxpayer-Funded Abortion on Demand

California Catholic Daily, 8-14-2020 – Pro-abortion former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released another campaign video touting his supposed Catholic faith and friendship with Pope Francis… The short video released.. shows Biden and Pope Francis smiling and greeting each other, while a voiceover of Biden speaks about an occasion when the two men met at the Vatican.

ICYMI: Staring Into the Abyss With Fr. Ed Meeks (WATCH)

By Fr. Ed Meeks Homily – 10-11-20 – One courageous priest’s Sunday morning homily… If you only have a few minutes, go to the 11:20 mark. WATCH

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: When the Master Knocks – Open at Once

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:35-38 – “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; …

Saint of the Day for October 20: St. Paul of the Cross

By Franciscan Media – Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In turn that devotion nurtured his compassion and supported a preaching ministry that touched the hearts of many listeners.

Election Integrity Is Being Called Into Question In States Where All Elections Are Conducted By Mail, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Since the start of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have been quick to call for state election officials to move the November election to entirely voting by mail. Republicans have repeatedly questioned the decision, citing a lack of tested policies and procedures, like if a person’s ballot is counted only once, even if they vote in-person and again by mail. But now an even bigger issue has arisen: the validity of online voter portals.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Ready to Answer – the Lord Draws Near

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:39-48 – But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.” …

Founder’s Quote

“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do […]

Saint of the Day for October 21: Saint Hilarion

By Franciscan Media – By Franciscan Media – Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace. He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was buried in his home village.

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