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Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Why Tithing is Good for You

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – It might seem paradoxical to suggest that giving your money away is good for you, but let me explain why it is. First, when you tithe you are telling your money who’s boss. You are saying to the Almighty dollar that you don’t worship it — you worship the Almighty. You are getting your priorities right — and when you do that, soon your whole world is properly ordered… The second reason tithing is good for you is that tithing actually brings prosperity. …

On Faith and Martyrdom, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – “What is uniquely Christian,” declared Hans Urs von Balthasar near the end of the Second Vatican Council—widespread forgetfulness of that fact having seeped into the soul of Christendom—“begins and ends with the revelation that the infinite God loves the individual man infinitely. This is most exactly expressed by the fact that for this beloved ‘you,’ God in human form died the death of a redeemer (that is, of a sinner).”

Justice Clarence Thomas Blasts Media, Defends Supreme Court Upholding Texas Abortion Ban, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended the integrity of the Supreme Court in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame — responding in part to abortion activists who are upset the nation’s highest court didn’t put on hold a new Texas law that saves babies from abortion… He criticized those who, like abortion activists on Texas, are for “destroying our institutions because they don’t give us what we want, when we want it.”

Pro-LGBT+ Bishop Bans Unvaxxed From Mass, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A Canadian archbishop who fired a faithful priest for denouncing sodomy, cohabitation and abortion has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the world’s first prelate to ban the unvaccinated from attending Holy Mass… In a strongly worded diktat issued Friday, Abp. Valéry Vienneau, who heads the archdiocese of Moncton in New Brunswick, said he would police entry to churches by enlisting volunteers to stand “at the doors of each church” demanding “full proof of vaccination.”

The Cross Amid the Crisis, by Mary Eberstadt

By Mary Eberstadt, The Catholic Thing – Christianity, or Chaos: In a sense, the choice between the two has been perpetual since the Resurrection. But to say that it’s ever thus, and to throw up our hands before the world, is a dodge – especially for Catholics, especially now, in a moment when many are tempted to do just that. We’re called to read the signs of the times, not to whine about them. So let’s start by staring this thing in the face, and setting out the distinctive characteristics of Chaos in this moment — our moment. What can we see?

Scientist Urges Pope to Rethink Vax Crusade, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Vatican City imposed a vaccine passport.. excluding unvaccinated persons and enforcing institutionalized coercion and discrimination in violation of the Nuremberg Code, Italian constitution and a recent Council of Europe resolution… Later, last month, pontifical universities began coercing students and staff to take the abortion-tainted jab or pay for expensive COVID-19 testing every 48 hours if they wish to teach or attend lectures or use the library or refectory.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: 2023 Synod Faces a Credibility and Practicality Gap

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – The planetary process for synod 2023 requires that every diocese, after six months of consultative sessions, submit a 10-page report, summarizing the findings. The rather short page limit is a matter of practicality; if every diocese in the United States submits a report, that alone would be nearly 2,000 pages. All of that paper will be chewed over by the national episcopal conferences, which will meet in continental conferences to massage the mass of material into a final report that will be delivered to Rome.

President Trump Cancelled FDA Contracts to Buy Aborted Baby Parts, It Hasn’t Purchased Any Since, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The FDA assured the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday that it has not entered into any contracts “for the purchase of human fetal tissue” since 2018… The agency’s response follows the release of documentation obtained by Judicial Watch showing that the FDA procured fetal organs, tissue, and heads for research that involved “humanized mice.”

WATCH! Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: ‘The Revolution Has Begun’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – … “The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan. I have directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings,” Abbott added.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected — the legislators are antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason.” —Noah Webster (1787)