Supreme Court Won’t Block COVID Vaccine Mandate for Christian Health Care Workers, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “Governor Mills is clearly discriminating against health care workers with sincerely held religious beliefs. She cannot override federal law and dictate that they must inject an experimental substance into their bodies. The Constitution does not disappear across state lines. All Maine health care workers have the legal right to request reasonable accommodation for their sincerely held religious beliefs and forcing COVID shots without exemptions is unlawful.”

Nearly 80% of Republicans Want Trump to Run Again in 2024: Poll

By Colton Salaz, Just the News – A new poll out Tuesday suggests that almost 80% of Republicans support the idea of former President Donald Trump running for re-election again in 2024… According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, 78% of Republicans surveyed said they want Trump to attempt a third run for the White House during the 2024 presidential cycle, while only 16% of Republicans would like to see another candidate as the nominee.

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.” Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”

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Vatican III? by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – In March, the Vatican announced its three-phase Synod on Synodality, which will conclude in October 2023 with a general assembly of the synod of bishops in Rome. Church Militant’s Hunter Bradford uncovers the new synod, which some believe may be the most monumental Church meeting since the Second Vatican Council… The Synod on Synodality can best be described with the following three words: “encounter,” “listen” and “discern.”

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.

What Does “Respect Life” Look Like? by Sonja Morin

By Sonja Morin, Catholic East Texas – I was at the Women’s March for Reproductive Rights in Washington, D.C., attempting to puncture the violent shouts with the truth of human life. The atmosphere was enraged, but barely masked deeper wounds that lay beneath. That day, I came in contact with people who had experienced abortion, those who had been sexually assaulted, those who had been in one way or another forced into this issue that continues to plague our communities daily. Their shouts and signs all came down to the same thing: “How can you call yourself pro-life if you don’t respect others?”

Stephen Moore: Taxing America First, by Stephen Moore

By Stephen Moore, CNSNews –
Back in early 2016, when Larry Kudlow and I suggested that then-presidential candidate Donald Trump propose a 20 percent business tax rate for U.S. companies (down from the highest in the world rate of 35 percent), he enthusiastically endorsed this “America First” policy — not because he loved corporate America but because he realized that as long as small and large American companies were paying the highest tax rates, jobs and factories would continue to move offshore.

Will Diversity Be the Death of Us? It Was for David Amess, M.P., by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – How Many Muslim Radicals Does a Country Really Need?… Just as urgently, will British educated opinion have the stomach to explore Harbi Ali’s motives? He was already known to authorities as a radicalized Muslim. But there are so many thousands like him in Britain, thanks to suicidal immigration policies… Why are they in Britain? Did Britain somehow need these people? So why did it import them? Do angry, intolerant Muslims have a right to move wherever they wish, imposing their cultures and grudges on other countries?

Sexual Counter-Revolution, by Scott Yenor

By Scott Yenor, First Things – Planned Parenthood recently distributed flyers at ­Stewart Middle School in Tacoma, Washington. The flyers targeted eleven-­year-olds, informing them that they could have sex with anyone under the age of thirteen, and that their parents were not ­entitled to determine whether they took birth control or were tested for sexually transmitted ­diseases. The kids could make up their own minds… Flyers and sex-ed programs preaching ­sexual freedom are leading edges of a revolution that has been gaining power over the West’s moral imagination for more than two generations. Liberals, feminists, and gay activists press it forward.

Pushback to COVID Tyranny is Spreading, But the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Want You to Know That, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Pilots, firefighters, beauty pageant contestants and athletes are stepping up to fight for their rights… The good news that happens day to day is hidden by the mainstream media. It is out there, but the bad news can be overwhelming… Especially in light of the COVID vaccine mandate insanity, it can seem sometimes like the evil is totally overwhelming and that there is no sense in fighting it, no sense in standing strong, no sense in pushing back.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Whither the Synod on Synods?

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – The two-year Synod on Synodality began last weekend. A Preparatory Document (PD) and a Handbook (H) have been issued by the office of the Synod of Bishops. The three guiding themes of the Synod are Communion, Mission, and Participation. And the predominant image of this whole experience is the Church on a “journey.”… The general reaction, so far, by Catholics who have heard about it is confusion and even headshaking. Synodality is a word with no clear meaning to most people …

Does the World Want Salvation? The Victory of Faith, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – “You must know that God is offering his salvation to all the world.”… For me, this translation of St. Luke’s words gave fresh impact to the Good News. However, the more common and complete renderings of this verse raise a separate question. They go something like this: “Let it be known to you then that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles”—which amounts to the very same thing—followed immediately by a statement of result: “They will listen.”

SF Archbishop: Abortion is a ‘Satanic Practice’.. “We Are Literally in the Grip of the Devil”! by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – “The Texas heartbeat law is being challenged by the Satanic Temple, precisely on the grounds that it is a violation of their religious liberty,” said Cordileone. “They need to have access to abortion to carry out their rituals. It’s a satanic practice.”… “We are literally in the grip of the devil!”

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; truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table, and he will come and serve them….

Saint of the Day for October 19: Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions (d. 1642 – 1649)

By Franciscan Media – Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions’ Story – Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in 1636, he and his companions, under the leadership of Jean de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec.

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky: “The Days in Which We Live Now Require Heroic Catholicism, Not Casual Catholicism.” (2012)

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky – As Christians we must love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, but as Christians we must also stand up for what we believe and be ready to fight to defend our faith. The days in which we live now require heroic Catholicism, not casual Catholicism. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead be Catholics by conviction.

Biden to Meet With Pope Francis to Discuss COVID-19, Climate, by Alexandra Jaffe

By Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press – Biden, who is Roman Catholic, often speaks of his faith in public and attends Mass every weekend. But his political views, including his support for gay marriage and abortion rights, have at times put him at odds with Catholic doctrine and brought controversy and criticism from some leaders of the Catholic church.

Dcn. Steven D. Greydanus: Jesus Is Our Great High Priest — What Does That Mean?

Deacon Steven D. Greydanus, EWTN News – Isn’t it enough to know the basics of our own faith? Ah, but here’s the thing: Without at least some understanding of the Jewish world to which Jesus came, and from which the Church was born, we’ll have blind spots regarding our own beliefs and practices, including what happens here in the Mass and what God is saying to us in the readings of his holy word that the Church has chosen to be proclaimed to us today.

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.” Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?”

Founder’s Quote

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” ― Thomas Paine

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.

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