Louisiana: Annual Fete-Dieu du Teche to Proceed With Safety Measures in Place-Sat. August 15.

By KATC News – The sixth annual Fete-Dieu du Teche will proceed this year with COVID-19 safety measures in place… This year’s 40-mile Eucharistic Procession by boat will be in petition for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Fr. Michael Champagne of Community of Jesus Crucified in St. Martinville…
The Procession takes place Saturday, August 15… Those participating in and observing the procession will be expected to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines. Those with health concerns or who are unable to wear a mask are asked not to attend.

Fr. Mark Goring: 3 Prayers That Will Burn the Demons

By Fr. Mark Goring, Companions of the Cross – The three prayers: The Jesus prayer: Lord Jesus Christ son of God, have mercy on me a sinner… The trust prayer: Jesus, I trust in you. Also, Precious Blood of Jesus, I trust in you… Father, thy will be done.

Cover-Up Culture Gave McCarrick License, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – New details are emerging regarding the Church hierarchy’s cover-up of notorious homosexual pederast Theodore McCarrick, freeing the former cardinal to continue with his crimes unabated… An investigative analysis published on Monday reveals that Vatican officials and other prelates ignored or overlooked reports on McCarrick’s misdeeds and odd sleeping arrangements with seminarians at his infamous beach house in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

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Bishops and Laity Launch August Rosary Rallies vs. Virus and Evil, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – Catholics in several U.S. dioceses are picking up their spiritual weapons this August, ready for spiritual combat… Bishops will lead major Rosary rallies for a day and crusades for a month to call down heaven’s graces and help through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Immaculate Conception… In the Archdiocese of Denver, Archbishop Samuel Aquila told the faithful, “In our current time of crisis, our Church and our country need faith in God and the protection and intercession of the Blessed Mother.

US Bishops Warns Faithful to ‘Be Awake’ to ‘Anti-Catholic’ Kamala Harris, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland sent out a tweet suggesting that Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, reminds him of former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who famously called conservatives “deplorables,” at the height of her 2016 campaign… Harris “demonstrated shocking anti-Catholic bigotry in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brian Buescher,” recounted Enck. Harris cited his membership in the “all-male society” the Knights of Columbus and its stances against abortion and same-sex “marriage” as grounds for rejecting Buescher for a federal district court in Nebraska.

CNA: Nebraska Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

By Catholic News Agency – The Nebraska legislature on Thursday passed a ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions in the state, a move hailed by the Nebraska Catholic Conference… “Life has won today in Nebraska. By ending dismemberment abortion, our state has demonstrated and reaffirmed its deep respect for the human dignity of preborn children and their mothers,” said Marion Miner, Associate Director for Pro-Life and Family at the Nebraska Catholic Conference, on Aug. 13.

WATCH: Bishop vs. Bishop on COVID Vaccine Mandate (Watch) by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNew – This weekend, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas reiterated his opposition to vaccines created using cell lines from aborted babies.
“I renew my call that we reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children,” Strickland tweeted… “Even if it originated decades ago it still means a child’s life was ended before it was born & then their body was used as spare parts. We will never end abortion if we do not END THIS EVIL!”…

Saint of the Day for August 14: St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (Jan. 8, 1894 – Aug. 14, 1941)

By Franciscan Media – Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s Story – “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ‘I choose both.’ She smiled and disappeared.” After that he was not the same.

Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – But I see something else. I do not see good manners. I see fear. And it is not fear that we will poison others but that others will poison us. Our fellow man sees us as dirty, diseased, and he must do all he can to avoid us, including jumping into traffic. We must know the woman jumping into traffic is doing it for herself and not for others. She’s not thinking she has to keep her remotely possible Covid to herself. Rather, she must avoid the Covid coming at her in the guise of her fellow man.

Biden Hurts God, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Joe Biden: “We’re in a battle for the soul of the nation.”… Joe Biden is advertising his so-called faithfulness — again… In a campaign video released on Sunday, the Democrat presidential hopeful reflected on his visit to the Vatican… Joe Biden: “I had just walked out the side door of St. Peter’s Basilica after meeting and getting the opportunity to shake hands and have a brief conversation with Pope Francis.”… He’s noting what he thinks it means to be a Catholic: “We are our brother’s keeper. We have an obligation. I think that’s the way, the only way, we’re going to make the world better and safer.”

A “Never Trumper” Endorses President Trump: He’s “The Most Pro-Life President in My Lifetime”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump is winning over voters with his strong pro-life record… Marc Newman, a professor, author and leader of the pro-life organization Speakers for Life, admitted that he was a “Never Trumper” in 2016… Writing at Townhall, Newman said he is voting for the Republican president this year and encouraging others to do the same because Trump has proven himself to be an advocate for unborn babies.

The Dangers of a ‘Safe’ School, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Covid has given the postmodern mantra Safety First an all new meaning in schools that were already obsessed with safety—safe spaces, safe zones, safe sex, and the safe secular priority of prosperity. So many schools were safe, however, at the peril of souls. Safety should be first when it comes to rampant mortal dangers such as political correctness, pornography, liberalism, cynicism, and relativism. But these are the very dangers called “safe” in many schools…

I Believe in Me: Naming the New Ideology, by Dr. Jared Staudt

By Dr. Jared Staudt, Building Catholic Culture – We are clearly facing a revolution, a radical turning away from the past–both the American founding and from Western Civilization more broadly. A wave of iconoclasm sweeps away not simply statues but even institutions, including the most foundational: the family. What is arising to fill the void? It’s not clear, although we can point to a vague assertion of self, values of equality, relativism in the face of clear truth claims, and advocacy for structural change through the power of the State.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Correcting Fr. James Martin…Yet Again

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker – A good number of commenters have pointed out that if Biden is Catholic simply by being baptized so is that other Uncle Joe…Stalin. For that matter Adolph Hitler was a baptized Catholic and the list could go on of those who were baptized Catholics who turned out to be the most horrible criminals and psychopaths the world has ever seen. Time and again we hear weak kneed former Catholics say they left the church because of the hypocrisy and wickedness of Catholic leaders.

Kamala Harris’s Anti-Catholic Bigotry, by Alexandra Desanctis

By Alexandra Desanctis, National Review – In late 2018, while evaluating the nomination of Brian Buescher to serve as a district judge in Nebraska, Harris posed a series of questions insinuating that his involvement in the Knights of Columbus — a charitable Catholic fraternal organization — disqualified him from serving on the bench. Here’s one of her written questions..

Infallibility: The Unopened Gift, by Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw, The Catholic Thing – Imagine an elegant gift sitting unopened in its box because nobody in the family is exactly sure what to do with it. A century and a half after the First Vatican Council declared papal infallibility to be a matter of faith for Catholics, this charism exists largely unpacked in a theological no man’s land. Still, the very absence of controversy makes this a good time to point to some of the questions about the doctrine that remain to be answered.

Saint of the Day for August 13: St. Pontian and Hippolytus (d. 235)

By Franciscan Media – Saints Pontian and Hippolytus’ Story – Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled… Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from 230 to 235. …

Is Democracy Worth Defending? by Joseph Pearce

By Joseph Pearce, EWTN News – Ironically, and paradoxically, modern western “democracy” is not always the rule of the Majority but the rule of a coalition of Minorities who use the political mechanisms to further their own sectional interests, through lobbying, control of the media etc. In such pluralistic “democracies” the Majority is often not only silent but impotent. This form of “democracy” is also tyranny, though of a softer variety.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: What God Has Joined Together

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: Matthew 19:3-12 3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to […]

Founder’s Quote

“A feeble executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, […]

Saint of the Day for August 14: St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (Jan. 8, 1894 – Aug. 14, 1941)

By Franciscan Media – Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s Story – “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ‘I choose both.’ She smiled and disappeared.” After that he was not the same.

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