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WATCH! Abp. Viganò Reprimands Vatican for Closing Seminary Over Communion on the Tongue, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – With Pope Francis’s Vatican showing its hand on the matter of denying the faithful Holy Communion on the tongue, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a scathing warning… On top of that, in the face of the U.K. bishops’ insistence that Catholics have a duty to take a vaccine for the coronavirus, even one tainted with abortion, U.S. bishop Joseph Strickland has reiterated that Catholics must “reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children.”

Religious Voters Should Be Encouraged by President Trump’s Pro-Life Achievements Abroad, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse , The Stream – Previous presidents who claimed the pro-life mantle often suffered from a lack of imagination. They seemed reluctant to do anything pro-life or anything that would upset the pro-choice establishment. Upon taking office, Republican presidents were content to do two things. First, they would defund the U.N. Population Fund, the U.N. agency that is complicit in establishing the Chinese one-child policy. Second, they would reestablish the so-called Mexico City policy….

Saint of the Day for August 12: St. Jane Frances de Chantal (Jan. 28, 1572 – Dec. 13, 1641)

By Franciscan Media – Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun, and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when she was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. Jane developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21, she married Baron de Chantal, by whom she had six children, three of whom died in infancy. At her castle, she restored the custom of daily Mass, and was seriously engaged in various charitable works.

What is God Doing Now? by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – I know I am supposed to trust that God is doing His “God thing,” even when I don’t understand what He could possibly have in mind, and I should just stick with what I know: don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t lie, do unto others, love as God has loved me, pray, love even my enemies. God has made those things very clear… But even I am becoming suspicious that we’re being “told” something when the “cancel culture” has come for: Junipero Serra.. Fr. Damien of Molokai.. and Flannery O’Connor.. at a time when American Catholicism desperately needs the lessons she had to teach about how grace operates in a fallen world.

China’s Genocide: Pope Silent, Prelates Speak, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis is being slammed for his silence on the genocide of Uighur Muslims after 76 religious leaders condemned China for a “holocaust” of its religious and ethnic minorities… “Pope Francis, in particular, speaks almost every week at the Sunday Angelus, and on many other occasions, about issues of injustice in the world. He has often addressed the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims,”… “Yet there is one country whose human rights record he has not highlighted — China — and one people whose suffering he has not spoken about — the Uighurs,” the human rights activist lamented… “The Pope is one of the world’s most influential and respected spiritual leaders, with a moral authority that can reach every corner of the globe,” Mahmut observed.

Watch! EWTN: David Daleiden on Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood, (Jan 25, 2019)

EWTN, Jan 25, 2019 – During her time as California Attorney General, Kamala Harris ordered a raid on David Daleiden’s home after his undercover Planned Parenthood investigation. Her Senate campaign was receiving.. We sit down with David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress on what he wants you to know about presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her connections to Planned Parenthood.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: When Christ Becomes Real to Us

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – Today’s Gospel passage begins with the disciples seeing Jesus Christ as a ghost walking on the troubled sea, “When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea they were terrified. ‘It is a ghost,’ they said.” But the Gospel passage ends with Jesus being so real to them that they acknowledged His divinity, “Those who were in the boat did Him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”

‘If Any Generation Needed the Gospel Voice, It is Now’: California Church Holds Services, Despite Cease and Desist Letter, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “A lot of people who are talking about this in the media ask the question, ‘What right does Grace Community Church have to open in the midst of this mandate?’” Thomas More attorney Jenna Ellis told The Stream. “Well, that’s not the appropriate question. The question, of course, is what power does the city and state and county have to force churches to close? And the bottom line is they don’t.” 

The Fishwrap Goes Down the Rabbit Hole, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Inasmuch as the National Catholic Reporter does not reflect the teaching of the Church, but on the contrary, has openly and deliberately opposed this teaching, I ask the editors in all honesty to drop the term “Catholic” from their masthead. By retaining it they deceive their Catholic readers and do a great disservice to ecumenism by being responsible for the false irenicism of watering down Catholic teachings.

Science Told Me To Do It, by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – Whether the “it” here refers to denying priests the ability to bring sacraments to dying Catholics, or keeping abortion clinics open while simultaneously shutting down mom-and-pop businesses, or publicly shaming parents who fail to mask-up their infants irrespective of choking hazard, the same principle applies. “Science tells us to do it.” Who are we to resist?