By Warren Cole Smith, The Stream - The North American Inland Sea, sometimes called the Western Interior Seaway, once covered a huge portion of North America. It was 2500 feet deep in places, and 600 miles wide. Louisiana and Oklahoma were underwater. So was Texas, except for a few islands we now call the Texas Hill Country. Much of Canada, too. Most of the states of the Intermountain West — Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and others — were a vast mountainous island.
Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing - The first anniversary of the Testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is upon us today. That document, and the events that followed this bombshell, say a great deal about the crisis now facing the Church… It’s a crisis of truth, of grave immorality and cowardice, of unaccountability by Church hierarchs, of powerful clerics resisting revelation of facts known to them, but hidden from the faithful. It’s a crisis of the ongoing refusal to come clean about what was known about Theodore McCarrick and others….
By Stephen Wynne, Church Militant - Facing a parliamentary vote of no confidence, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is stepping down… Conte announced his resignation on Tuesday, less than two weeks after Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's call for fresh elections. Speaking to members of the Italian Senate, he blasted Salvini as a "reckless" political opportunist whose maneuverings will have "major consequences on the country and its economy."… "[Salvini] has shown that he is following his own interests and those of his party," Conte added. "His decisions pose serious risks for this country.”