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Delta Triggers CDC Backtrack, Political Piggyback, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – With the CDC backpedaling again on the issue of masks… The CDC was expected Tuesday to backpedal on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, a federal official said…

PATRIOTISM MATTERS: Pledging Allegiance to a Burning Flag, by Michael J. Matt

By Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – A new song by Aaron Lewis has rocketed to the Number One spot on the Billboard chart after debuting within the top 15 of the Hot 100 on July 2, 2021… Why does this matter? Because Lewis is being panned by the Left for “pandering to the radical right” in America. You see, in Joe Biden’s America it’s “controversial” and “radical” to oppose the burning of our flag …

Fulton J. Sheen: Marriage is a Symbol of the Nuptials Between Christ & the Church, by Fulton J. Sheen

By Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange – Marriage as a sacrament belongs to an entirely different order than the mere union of man and woman through a civil contract. It basically regards a husband and wife as symbols of another marriage; namely, the nuptials of Christ and His Church… The analogy of the heavenly nuptials goes back to the Old Testa­ment, where God appears as the Bridegroom, and Israel appears as the bride. When God becomes incarnate in Christ, He called Himself, and was called, the Bridegroom; it is the new Israel, or the Church, which becomes His bride or His spouse.

House Democrats Pass Bill to Eliminate Hyde Amendment, Make Americans Fund Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – On a 219-208 vote, Nancy Pelosi and House Dems passed spending bills that, unless blocked by the Senate, would eliminate the Hyde Amendment and other longstanding pro-life policies that prevent taxpayer funding of abortion on demand. Today’s vote follows the passage on Wednesday of a spending bill that would force Americans to directly fund abortion overseas.

CDC: Why Mask? Don’t Ask, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – On Tuesday, new CDC guidance directed vaccinated persons to wear masks indoors over most of the country, and urged everyone in K-12 schools to wear masks in the fall. The guidance reversed the rules the CDC issued earlier this year, which recognized that people vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks because they are immune, at least to its most harmful effects.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: They Took Offense at Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 13:54-58 – and coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? …

Saint of the Day for July 30: Blessed Solanus Casey

Franciscan Media – Barney Casey became one of Detroit’s best-known priests even though he was not allowed to preach formally or to hear confessions!… Barney came from a large family in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. At the age of 21, and after he had worked as a logger, a hospital orderly, a streetcar operator …

Archbishop Sheen’s Warning of a Crisis in Christendom, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – “First of all, we are at the end of Christendom,” Arch. F. Sheen solemnly said.. in 1974. “Now not Christianity, not the Church. Remember what I am saying.”… Then he defined what he meant. “Christendom is economic, political, social life as inspired by Christian principles. That is ending — we’ve seen it die. Look at the symptoms: the breakup of the family, divorce, abortion, immorality, general dishonesty.”

What’s Done in Darkness Will Come to Light, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – On Monday of last week, the General Secretary of the USCCB, Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, resigned ahead of reports that he had been a serial user of a gay hook-up app called Grindr… The reporting that precipitated the resignation came from The Pillar, an upstart Catholic media outlet run by JD Flynn and Ed Condon.

Marginalizing Freedom, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – The U.S. government doesn’t need to have vaccine mandates because woke institutions are voluntarily foisting them on people anyway… Since February 2020, Americans have been pummeled with conflicting scientific reports and contradictory government mandates regarding the China virus. What started out as “two weeks to flatten the curve” quickly turned into “we can return to normal after everyone gets the vaccine.”