By Patrice Lewis, World Net Daily - Historically, planting Victory Gardens was encouraged to relieve pressure on an overburdened food system so more food could be shipped to soldiers. Governments urged civilians to do their patriotic duty and "sow the seeds of victory." The cumulative harvest of millions of tiny gardens saved many nations from starvation. Read that again: The cumulative harvest of millions of tiny gardens saved many nations from starvation. During World War II, about one-third to one-half of America's fruits and vegetables came from Victory Gardens.
By Peter Kwasniewski, PhD, OnePeterFive - “The life of man upon earth is a warfare” (Job 7:1). These words from the Book of Job express a fundamental truth of the Christian life. We are born into enemy territory: the world is in the grip of the Evil One, to whom our first parents gave the keys to the city. Scripture really leaves no doubt about it. The Apostle John writes: “We know that whosoever is born of God does not sin, but the generation of God preserves him and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 Jn 5:18–19).
By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange - Flashy billboards, provocative dress and apparel, Hollywood fashions spread far and wide, suggestive innuendos, off-colored jokes, indecent movies, and the ever-present danger of the internet to visit the numerous and poisonous websites — all of these and a plethora of other temptations can trap even the best of us into falling into the sin against the virtue of purity... In a certain sense, the world can be depicted as a moral land-mine, where at every turn and corner in the road there is an immoral spiritual bomb that can be stepped on and explode!
By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness - For the last five years, the Left—defined as the fusion of the mainstream media, Silicon Valley, the radical new Democratic Party, and the vestigial Hillary Clinton machine—has crafted all sorts of conspiracies to destroy their perceived conservative enemies... Their method has focused on one major projection: alleging conspiracy on the part of others, which is a kind of confirmation of their own conspiracies to destroy their opponents in general, and Donald Trump in particular... Now they have been caught admitting to such nefariousness.