By Rob Bluey, Daily Signal - “There’s a lot of hostility to religious beliefs,” says Joe Grogan, director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House… “These views are protected by the First Amendment and people who are offended by public expressions of faith need to get over it,” he adds… In this exclusive interview at the White House, Grogan outlines what the Trump administration is doing to ensure Americans remain free to live in accordance with their beliefs. Read the lightly edited transcript, pasted below, or listen to the interview…
By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News - But the more puzzling question is this: Why is it assumed by the liberal Catholic press that Benedict is undermining Pope Francis on priestly celibacy when he agrees with him? The protests of those considered to be connected to Pope Francis’ inner circle — Austen Ivereigh, author of two biographies of the Holy Father; Gerard O’Connell of America magazine who, with his wife, Argentinian journalist Elisabetta Piqué, have been friends of the Pope since before his election — assume that Benedict defending priestly celibacy is frustrating the agenda of Pope Francis.
By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine - The court points out that Varner’s request cites no legal authority. The hilarious and meaty part of Varner’s motion simply states, “I am a woman,” and that when others don’t refer to him as a woman, it “leads me to feel that I am being discriminated against based on my gender identity.” He goes on to say that “referring to me simply as a male and with male pronouns based solely on my biological body makes me very uneasy and disrespected.”
By Denise McAllister, The Stream - Abortion violates a body’s natural process. It’s anything but normal. Yet, a New York art exhibit begs to differ by highlighting its presentation of feminist art with the title “Abortion is Normal: An Emergency Art Show.”… The display was created by a group of feminist artists in response to Republicans asking the Supreme Court to take another look at the court case that made abortion legal. The display is also protesting a new law in Alabama that makes most abortions illegal.