By John Zmirak, The Stream - But my real problem with the recent decision is that it will launch a persecution of Christians. And that’s something I oppose. I know, I know, “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” But that only really works with real live deadly martyrdom. A terrifying experience, surely, but usually over quickly, and followed by an eternity in heaven with Jesus Himself. That’s pretty much guaranteed, if you’re a martyr, most Christians believe. Many of us could face that, provided the death would be quick.
By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall - The current Black Lives Matter Revolution has "canceled" certain movies, television shows and cartoons, toppled statues, tried to create new autonomous urban zones, and renamed streets and plazas. Some fanatics shave their heads. Others have shamed authorities into washing the feet of their fellow revolutionaries... But inevitably cultural revolutions die out when they turn cannibalistic. Once the Red Guard started killing party hacks too close to Mao, it began to wane.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - A viral video of a Black Lives Matter protest is exposing the hypocrisy of a movement that claims to fight to protect black Americans... the video shows a black man confronting medical workers who gathered for a Black Lives Matter protest outside a hospital... In the short video, the man asks the medical workers, many in lab coats and scrubs, if “all black lives matter, or just some black lives.”... “All black lives matter,” the protesters respond... Seconds later, though, when he asks them about abortion, the protesters remain silent and look confused.
By Constance T. Hull, Crisis Magazine - For months, we have been told that we must be exiled from the public celebration of the Mass, and, in some dioceses, from the Sacraments as a whole, for the sake of the common good... Imagine the surprise of many of the lay faithful at seeing some bishops and priests marching in the streets in various demonstrations around the country in direct violation of current public health and safety protocols that are still restricting or suspending the public celebration of the Mass and the Sacraments in many dioceses.