By Neil Mammen, The Stream - It should go without saying that Christians believe black lives matter. Christians believe all lives matter. It should also go without saying that any true follower of Christ thinks racism... is an affront to the Gospel. If only things were that simple in our present societal chaos... At a time when people are “canceled” for not putting black squares on their social media, and when they’re harassed by mobs for not raising fists in the air at outdoor eateries, it can be very tempting for Christians to repeat the mantra, “Black Lives Matter.” Should we, though?
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Crisis Magazine - Do they really want to participate in a latter-day inquisition and witch hunt? As Catholics, our record on that one is regrettable. I expect there is already a social media feeding frenzy on Father Altman. Don’t the piranhas realize that in persecuting the prophet they are joining the ranks of Torquemada and the Pharisees? “And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets’ ” (Mt. 22:30). Liars. You are doing it already.
Jesse Romero, a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy-turned-Catholic preacher penned the book, A Catholic Vote for Trump: The Only Choice in 2020 for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents Alike... Romero says that because Latinos are very pro-family oriented and Catholic, the Republican party is the "natural home" for them. He adds that most Latinos really don't know the actual Democratic platform, which he says has shifted away from old-school, blue-collar family values in favor of extreme, progressive ideology.
By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews - President Donald J. Trump will address the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) in Washington D.C., this Wednesday, September 23... The NCPB hasn’t formally announced Trump as their speaker, but a Politico reporter and the advocacy group CatholicVote shared the news on Twitter today... “A fitting recognition of the President’s and Catholics’ shared commitment to the defense of human life, the dignity of workers, and the freedom to practice our faith”