By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews - Commenting on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) rebuke of a reporter for asking whether she "hates" President Donald Trump, evangelical Pastor Robert Jeffress said Pelosi was out of step with her Catholic faith because she supports abortion and "celebrates her belief in the murder of the unborn."… Pastor Jeffress said, “I find it interesting that she is so indignant about being accused of hatred, saying it goes against her Catholic faith. Well, what about her belief in unrestricted abortion? That certainly goes against her faith, and she doesn’t apologize for that."
By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man - After 31 years of priesthood, it has become crystal clear to me that my primary mission is to do everything I can to bring people to the point in which they cry out, “My Lord and my God!”… Jesus told Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed” (John 20:29). This place of “True Belief” is the “ultimate” or “pinnacle” for every soul. This is the place that brings “the peace of God that surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). This is the place that calms the restless soul, bringing them to nestle in the loving arms of God. This is the place of “Sublime Blessedness.”
By Josh Hammer, First Things - Last week, four Republican congressmen sent a missive to U.S. Attorney General William Barr. This one-page letter beseeched Barr to actually enforce extant obscenity law as it applies to legally relevant hardcore. It would be prudent for Barr to “declare the prosecution of obscene pornography a criminal justice priority,” the congressmen argued. Accordingly, Barr ought to urge federal prosecutors to “bring prosecutions against the major producers and distributors of such material.”
By David G Bonagura, Jr., The Catholic Thing - For Ratzinger, the core problem with the Novus Ordo was its subjectivist tilt away from glorifying God to glorifying His people. His first chapter, “Liturgy and Life” (which signals his broad perspective), famously located the apostasy of the Israelites around the golden calf: “Worship becomes a feast that the community gives itself, a festival of self-affirmation. Instead of being a worship of God, it becomes a circle closed in on itself.”… The comparison to the manner in which the liturgy has been celebrated since Vatican II is not subtle.