Satanic Temple Starts Elementary School Club to Indoctrinate Children, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Satanic Temple, a radical religious group that calls the killing of unborn babies in abortions a spiritual “ritual,” is trying to indoctrinate young children now… The Belleville News-Democrat reports parents at an Illinois school district recently voiced outrage after learning that the Satanic Temple is starting a club for elementary students this month at Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline.

Children’s Health Defense: Schools Shouldn’t Mandate ‘Most Dangerous Vaccines in Human History’

Children’s Health Defense, Posted on LifeSiteNews – In late October and early November, the self-serving members of two committees advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) without a second thought endorsed experimental COVID vaccines for children as young as 5 years old… Ignoring the 99.995% COVID survival rate for those age 17 and under, the 31 pharma-servile “experts” also appeared unconcerned by reams of damning data about COVID-vaccine-related disabilities …

Fighting the Demon of Pornography, by Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine – Evil images have ruined marriages, they have ruined vocations, and they have ruined souls… It is my contention that as good as the available tools and psychological aids are in helping men to combat the satanic habit, a certain disposition is necessary for a man to have any success: a hatred for evil and the demon of evil images.

Pope Praises Dissident Nun for Years of LGBT Activism, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – In another sign of support for L.G.B.T. Catholics and those who advocate on their behalf, Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter on Dec. 10 to Jeannine Gramick, S.L., the co-founder of the Catholic apostolate New Ways Ministry… Sister Gramick is celebrating 50 years of working with and advocating for L.G.B.T. people. Noting her anniversary as the reason for his letter, the pope congratulated her in Spanish on “50 years of closeness, of compassion and of tenderness” in a ministry that he described as being in “‘the style’ of God.”

There’ll Be Hell to Pay for the Sexual Revolution’s Destructive Effects On the Family

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – In 1934, Oxford anthropologist J.D. Unwin published his mammoth magnum opus Sex and Culture, a study of 80 primitive tribes and six civilizations over five millennia. According to Unwin, these case studies prove that when cultures become wealthy, they correspondingly loosen their standards of sexual morality. As a result, societies lose their cohesion as well as their purpose and drive. In short, the success of a society is, according to Unwin, directly tied to the sexual restraint they exercise.

Zuzu’s Wonderful Memories of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – As Dec. 20 marks the 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life, I’m reminded of the conversation I had a few years ago with Karolyn Grimes, who at the age of 6 played Zuzu. She still travels far and wide, as the film’s unofficial ambassador, to venues where people are eager to meet and speak with her.

The Ruth Institute: Fairfax Public Library Wishes Kids a Triple X-Mas

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – A “holiday” display at a Fairfax County library in Virginia seemed deliberately designed to be as offensive as possible. Or as a trial balloon, to see what could be gotten away with… The window display included elves, a Bible, and two works of homosexual pornography: Lawn Boy, with a character recalling his sexual experiences with a man when he was 10 years old …

RFK, Jr. Testifies Against COVID Vaccine Mandate for Kids in Battle for Health Freedom Down on the (Louisiana) Bayou

By Robert W. Malone, M.D., Children’s Health Defense – Dr. Robert W. Malone, a developer of mRNA vaccine technology, recounts his experience earlier this week at the Louisiana statehouse where CHD team members, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., testified against adding Pfizer’s COVID vaccine to the state’s childhood vaccine schedule.

Will Bishops Defend Church Teaching on LGBT Now That Pope Francis Has Undermined It?

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Breaking news from Rome as Pope Francis has written praises of the heretical homosexuality-promoting New Ways Ministry, a group which was condemned by the Vatican under Pope St. John Paul II… On December 8, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) revealed that Pope Francis wrote two letters to the group’s executive director, Francis DeBernardo, on May 3 and June 17. …

Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – While documenting my former high school’s attempt to indoctrinate me with critical race theory six years ago, I remarked that now, several years later, “the situation has undoubtedly worsened.” Worsened it has. Now, Campbell Union High School District has promoted more than 100 “equity resources” to students and staff, including a document that taught students how to put a curse on those who say “all lives matter.”

A Story of Forgiveness! What God Can Do With a Willing Heart, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – I sat on my back deck in the wee hours of the morning and drank strong coffee. I prayed, as I do every morning. It’s where I spend the most time with God. But as I prayed this morning, God spoke to my heart quite clearly. “You must write it.” I knew exactly what He was talking about.

Fertility Awareness Website Founders Inform Women on Scientific, Holistic Alternative to Birth Control, by Katie Yoder

By Katie Yoder, Catholic News Agency – FAbM Base, short for “fertility awareness-based methods,” provides fertility care resources and support for women and couples. Among those resources, the site educates users on various methods and provides a database of instructors. For Catholic users, it offers a “Catholic Corner” with resources on Church teaching about sexuality.

Pornography and the Castration of Young Men, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Imagine there was a popular food additive that researchers discovered decreased male sexual libido and performance by 50 percent. Young men would avoid it like the plague.  Or imagine a supplement that made young men feel like they were getting stronger when they took it, but was actually weakening them.

The Ruth Institute: Virginia Election Shows the Power of Angry Parents

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “The Virginia gubernatorial upset shows the power of angry and motivated parents,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Revelations about indoctrination in public schools and the grotesque arrogance of Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, motivated parents to make noise,” Morse observed.

Opinio: Natural Immunity Versus Vaccine Immunity, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Patriot Post – You never know when something you say will go viral. It has happened a number of times in my career, the latest being comments I made on my national radio talk show a few weeks ago when I had COVID-19. I said that I had hoped I would attain natural immunity, since science — evidenced, for example, in a major study from Israel, one of the most pro-vaccine and highly vaccinated societies in the world — strongly suggests that natural immunity provides more robust and durable protection against COVID-19 than the current COVID-19 vaccines have proven to provide.

Homosexuality in Scripture, by Brad Miner

By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – What Is Man? is a new book – new anyway in English, having been published at the end of 2019 in Italian as Che cosa è l’uomo? – from the Pontifical Biblical Commission. As such, it has no identified author or authors. (The English version was prepared by Fathers Fearghus O’Fearghail and Adrian Graffy.) It carries the subtitle, A Journey through Biblical Anthropology and is a defense of the Biblical roots of Catholicism’s view of human beings and our relationship to God.

LGBT Influence in Conservative and GOP Circles is Growing. Here’s Why That’s Deeply Problematic

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – On Saturday, major LGBT events on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts served to highlight the substantial rise of the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism in institutions that were once regarded as bastions of conservatism… Donald Trump hosted a huge black tie gala for Log Cabin (LGBT) Republicans at his Florida Mar-a-Lago Atlantic resort home where former First Lady Melania Trump was honored with the organization’s “Spirit of Lincoln” Award.

Pedophilic Porn Is The Issue, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The Department of Justice continues its war on parents. The weaponization of the DOJ became even more evident yesterday, as Attorney General Merrick Garland hemmed and hawed before the Senate’s oversight committee hearing. Church Militant’s William Mahoney has more from the devout Catholic mother of six who first triggered the DOJ… Stacy Langton: “FBI versus moms — really?”

Ven. Fulton J. Sheen: Marriage Mirrors God’s Love for Human Nature

By Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange – Then there comes from them the answer that the Church demands from every loving pair at her altar: “We will give the bond of our eternal salvation. We will seal it with our belief that the promise we make to one another is a promise made to God Himself, and if we are disloyal one to another, we shall forfeit the most precious thing in all the world — namely, our immortal souls.”

Holding Back the Bread and Circuses: Regaining the Community Life, by Jim Tonkowich

By Jim Tonkowich, The Stream – It seems to me that if Christians do not step up to the challenge, no one else will. Our relational bonds are far deeper than secret handshakes, odd hats and mysterious rites. We belong to each other because we belong to Jesus. We are His Body and that association means everything, not only in the here and now, but for eternity.

Our Times are Marked by Lies, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Our times are marked by lies. Forget the flights into space, the self-driving cars, the robots, the computers in our hands, the crypto currency and the blockchain. Forget every other stunning achievement we may be witnessing. If mankind survives another century, this era will be most remembered for the staggering audacity and lunacy of our lies.

When Did Sexual Assault In Schools Become A Partisan Issue? by Elle Reynolds

By Elle Reynolds, First Things – “A boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio, related to an incident that day at that school,” according to Smith’s attorney… But instead of receiving national outrage… the alleged incident was reportedly covered up by the Loudoun County School Board.. board members insisted they didn’t know of any such assaults. After showing up to a school board meeting in protest, Smith was arrested and smeared as a “domestic terrorist.”

More Reasons Catholics Aren’t Marrying, by Rachel Hoover

By Rachel Hoover, Crisis Magazine – Much has been written in Crisis and elsewhere about the declining marriage and birth rates in Western society and the rising average age of the marriages that do occur, including among Catholics. Many factors appear to contribute to this pattern: the epidemic of sins such as pornography use and fornication; the educational and wage-earning gap; student loans and financial stagnation; fear of commitment, in part because of the high divorce rate of the older generation; and widespread contraception use.

The REAL Cover-Up in Loudoun County, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – On Tuesday, news broke about the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) possibly covering up the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by a male student in the girls’ bathroom. Unfortunately, the scandal gets even darker… In 2020, Virginia lawmakers voted to update the procedure that schools had to go through during instances of sexual battery, stalking, violent threats against a person or property, or violations of a protective order. This updated code would allow schools to handle said incidents in-house and not have to notify law enforcement.

The Tuttle Twins: A Parent’s Weapon in the Culture War, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, Crisis Magazine – The National Education Association, at their annual meeting June 30-July 3, 2021, pledged to spread the controversial Critical Race Theory in public schools in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts. Their agenda, according to a report by CatholicVote, includes a “national day of action” in October, when they will join with Black Lives Matter to hold nationwide rallies on George Floyd’s birthday. The NEA will also, according to CatholicVote, provide what it calls

NEW WEBSITE! The Fertility Awareness Database Where Science and Real Life Intersect, by FAbM Base

FAbM Base Launches Today – Our mission is to provide practical resources to women and couples in an effort to minimize barriers to understanding their options of care related to their fertility and to find support in the practice. The organization is user-driven, improving and expanding offerings and resources as a result of direct engagement with those we serve…..

When Parents Become the Enemy, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – With all the ominous things taking place in America — and there are certainly quite a few— perhaps none is more ominous than this: Parents are being demonized. Moms and dads have become the enemy. It is now the government (or the education system) vs. those entrusted with raising the next generation. How on earth did this happen? We have certainly come a long way from the days of Father Knows Best — a very long way.

Officials Confirm Seattle Woman Died From Vaccine, by Grace Coulter

By Grace Coulter, NTD News – Washington state health officials have confirmed a Seattle woman died after getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This comes after the obituary of a young Seattle mother who died from the vaccine went viral this week. Twitter had labeled links to the obituary as “misleading.”

The Ruth Institute: School Board Tries to Silence Parent Who Objects to Gay Porn

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “Gay pornography does not belong in schools. School boards have no business silencing concerned parents,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., of a recent Fairfax, VA, school board meeting… Concerned mother, Stacy Langton, tried to read from the book, Lawn Boy, available to children in Fairfax County school libraries. Board members attempted to shut off her microphone…

Is Hollywood a Good Influence? Hardly, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The rulers of the silver screen hold too much power and wealth to be redeemed anytime soon… Hollywood and the actors and actresses are the original “influencers” of our society. They have a platform based on fame and varying amounts of talent that they use to hawk political opinions. But all that fame and influence has done them no good at all.

McAuliffe Sides With Teachers Unions Against Parents

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions,” declared Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe during this week’s Virginia gubernatorial debate with Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin. He then added, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Whistleblower Outs Pfizer Jab, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – From jab mandates and relentless commercials, pressure to get the needle is intense. But one Big Pharma insider-turned-whistleblower is sounding the alarm, not only on the ineffectiveness of one manufacturer’s line, but on the ongoing deception. Church Militant’s William Mahoney looks into the information and the disinformation.

X-Rated Adult Books Packaged for Children, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – If a politician has the audacity to try to take away your rights as parents in your child’s education, that should be a huge wake-up call. There is great and terrible power in books with bad ideas. The more these inappropriate books are exposed and taken out of the hands of these vulnerable kids, the better. But to McAuliffe’s point, parental interference is the only stopgap to cultural depravity and teachers with an agenda.

Keeping Kids Off Porn, by Alysse ElHage

By Alysse ElHage, Institute for Family Studies – “Parents are the tip of the spear,” Olsen said. “Take courage in knowing that even small efforts can have significant influence on your child. I love this quote by Edward Everett Hale, ‘I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.’”

Ruth Institute: Ohio Mayor Charges School Board with ‘Child Porn’ for Vile Assignments to Kids

The Ruth Institute – “Parents are objecting not only to the sexually explicit writing prompts, but also to prompts that can only be called suicide-friendly,” Morse said. “Masquerading as a writing exercise, some are ‘prompting’ students to think about suicide in a way that would not occur to a mentally healthy person. The Sexual Revolution is, at its core, a death cult.”

Family Advocacy Group Stands Against ‘Drafting Our Daughters’

By CatholicVote – The American Principles Project (APP) is calling on Congress to reject the National Defense Authorization Act in order to stop a controversial Democrat-backed amendment which would require American women to register for the draft… Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee inserted the amendment into the routine NDAA, a yearly bill which grants funding to the U.S. military. ..

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Gay ‘Marriage’ is a ‘Distortion of Conscience,’ Contradicts All Cultures, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In the introduction to a new collection of his writings, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI states that gay “marriage” is based upon a “distortion of conscience” because it rejects (or fails to understand) the nature of man and woman and fertility… This is also obvious, he adds, because gay marriage contradicts “all the cultures of humanity” and the “whole tradition of humanity until today.”

Only True Catholic Education Can Save Our Culture, by Paul Krause

By Paul Krause, Crisis Magazine – What is the purpose of Catholic education? As Catholics, this is a question we should always be asking and concerned with. Catholics are supposed to be a separated people, a people elect and married to God through Jesus Christ. Catholic education, therefore, as an extension of our own ecclesiological theology, is equally meant to be a unique thing in the world—separate and distinct from the winds of modern Babylon.

Are the Culture Wars Over? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Many conservatives say the Culture Wars are over and we have lost… Many people look around our culture and society and see utter destruction. They see grade-schoolers being taught that the gay-sex drug PrEP is just peachy. They see kids being taught there is this thing called anal sex. Seventh graders in my local school system hear it 22 times—not 21, not 23, 22 times in a single year. It is for safety reasons, you dolt.

Hannah’s Glory: What Modern Women Can Learn from an Old Testament Gal, by Ann Burns

By Ann Burns, Catholic East Texas – Hannah prayed for a child. Ardently. She prayed, bawling and pouring out her soul to God. She vowed to give her son to God if he so blessed her with one. The priest, Eli, oversaw this and instead of taking pity on her, he believed she was drunk!… Doesn’t everyone have weepy conversations with God at least once in their life? As if Hannah’s life isn’t difficult enough, the priest believed she had been acting frivolously!

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Heartbeat Law Which Virtually Bans Killing Babies, by Jordan Davidson

By Jordan Davidson, The Federalist – The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas law that protects babies who have a detectable heartbeat from being aborted in the Lone Star State… In a 5-4 decision, the highest court in the nation declined to block Texas’ newest abortion law despite protests from Planned Parenthood, other abortion activists, and even journalists….

How Catholic Anti-Poverty Crusaders Harm the Poor, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and when Church leaders push for yet another “free” program for the poor, they are in reality putting a greater long-term burden on those poor. For it won’t be the rich who pay for it, but the poor themselves in the form of higher prices. To understand their error, we need to understand why prices rise… Price increases are commonly known as inflation. And for Americans, inflation has been a way of life for the past century.

Parents Beware: A Catholic Statement Against Gender Ideology, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Consequently, in those regions plagued by gender ideology, there has been considerable need for bishops to speak out clearly against it, and indeed to teach anew the profound Christian understanding of the human person, which is rooted in God’s disclosures in both natural law and Divine Revelation.

Ryan Anderson on Gender Ideology and Taking on the ‘Woke Elite’: Christian Vision Counters the Lies

By Alyssa Murphy, EWTN News – Last week a school district in Virginia passed a controversial policy mandating teachers use “transgender pronouns” in the classroom while the state of Texas moved to declare sex-reassignment surgeries for minors be treated as child abuse. This all comes on the heels of a federal court moving to block the Biden administration’s transgender mandate, protecting the rights of millions of doctors and nurses who are faced with violating their consciences.

The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The American Medical Association House of Delegates recently released a statement calling for sex to be removed as a legal designation from birth certificates. Sandra Fryhofer, the chair of the board of the AMA, stated: “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female, and making that information available on the public portion, perpetuates a view that sex designation is permanent and fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity.”

Privacy vs. Policy: Coming to a Woke School Board Near You, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “… Every parent everywhere needs to stand guard,” she continues. “[Every parent everywhere] needs to be combing through their child’s curriculum, looking at their child’s school policy regarding facility use and other sports policies, and be ready to stand as a protector for their own child’s privacy rights.”

Who Should Teach Your Toddler: You or Pelosi? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News – “Universal pre-K. I love that because it’s children learning, parents earning,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at an April 29 press conference… That was the day after President Joe Biden had presented Congress with his euphemistically titled “American Families Plan,” which calls “for free universal pre-school for all three- and four-year-olds.”

Your ‘Fur-Babies’ Are Not A Good Or Healthy Replacement For Human Babies, by Nathanael Blake

By Nathanael Blake, The Federalist – In a recent Fox News piece, sociologist Andrea Laurent-Simpson writes of the emergence of “multispecies families,” explaining that in “child-free families…dogs and cats paw in to fill a longing to nurture” and would-be grandparents “readily shift over to spoiling the granddog as their daughters and sons choose instead to pursue lucrative careers.” But this is neither good nor new.

Barna: Teens Eager to Share Their Faith Today, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – A recent study shows that Gen Z teen (13–18-year-olds) in the United States and Canada view evangelism and other aspects about sharing their faith very differently than older generations… A major takeaway from the new study conducted by the Barna Group partnering with Alpha USA and Alpha Canada is that teens are divided when it comes to whether they rely on actions or words to share their faith.

The Left Has A Pedophilia Problem, And It’s Out In The Open, by Spencer Lindquist

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – A subset of children growing up today will likely recall certain aspects of their childhood very differently. The left has, with a startling degree of success, endeavored to reshape our society by embedding their beliefs within the experience of childhood, overshadowing 4th of July parades with Pride parades, implanting LGBT propaganda in children’s shows, and supplanting gingerbread men with the “genderbread person.”

Feminism, Part I, by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – Sister Lúcia, the eldest of the three children of Fatima, had this to say in the early 1980s: “A time will come when the decisive battle between the Kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.” Likewise, in a homily in November of 1986, Pope St. John Paul II said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

The Political Path Forward: Get Married and Have Kids, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – “Get married and start a family.”… As keynote speaker and U.S. Senate Candidate from Ohio J.D. Vance remarked, that’s the only metric that should matter. Or as John Zmirak put it, “It’s a sober, unfalsified vote count of what our citizens think about life in our country. Do they think it’s worth passing along? Or must we rely on strangers coming in and replacing our culture with their own?”

What’s Ripping American Families Apart? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Patriot Post – Responses from the bizarre world of New York Times readers… In my last column, I published comments written by New York Times subscribers about how proud they were of their children for deciding not to have children of their own. Though they acknowledged how much they ached to be grandparents, they nevertheless reveled in the fact that this would never happen.

Parents, It’s Time for Some Righteous Indignation, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – To all parents with children in school, you have every right to be angry when your kids’ teachers treat you as the enemy. When they decide to teach your children something controversial and hide that information from you. When they insert themselves between you and your offspring. That is unethical, and that is evil. To repeat: you have every right to be angry.

Dr. Dobson’s Family Defense Plan, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Dr. James Dobson is urging parents to fight for the future of the country and her most vulnerable citizens… he has been on the frontlines of America’s culture wars for nearly 50 years, says he has never seen the country in such desperate peril… “Everything we have cherished about America is under assault, encompassing the entire Judeo-Christian ethic. Where do we start to preserve what we can’t afford to lose?”

Kids’ Suicide, Mental Health Hospitalizations Spiked Amid COVID Lockdowns, Research Finds, by Greg Piper

By Greg Piper, Just the News – COVID-19 policies had disastrous results on children, especially in California, according to medical researchers at the University of California San Francisco… Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school”

Positive News on the American Nuclear Family, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – As Focus on the Family’s VP of governmental and external relations Tim Goeglin observed in his book American Restoration: “When politicians, activists, and social commentators talk about inequality, they often leave out the critical role married parents play in keeping children above the poverty line. There is evidence that the breakdown of the nuclear family in American society is, in fact, the primary reason why the gulf between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ has widened over the past fifty years.”

Fighting for the Family, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – …experts at a pro-family conference this weekend in the Pelican State discussed the ongoing war in the sexual revolution… William Mahoney has a few highlights from the event… Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse: “The purpose of the summit for survivors of the sexual revolution is to try to enlist more people in pro-family activism.”… The overarching theme… “Understanding the Global Sexual Revolution and Confronting the Sexual State.”

Birth Control Pilled, by Katherine Dee

By Katherine Dee, The American Mind – Barbara Seaman’s book, The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill (1969), exposed serious and unpublicized side effects of ingesting high doses of artificial hormones. These included: blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, loss of libido, and clinical depression. To name just a few. The millions of women being prescribed the Pill were never so much as warned about these risks.

Ruth Institute’s ‘Survivor’s Summit’ to Explore Rotten Fruit of Sexual Revolution, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News – Our society is under attack from within. Those in the helping professions — doctors, educators, counselors — all have faced a challenge from the Cancel Culture. The culture wrought by the sexual revolution demands that we abandon our Christian principles, replace the traditional family and embrace a whole new culture of sexual “freedom” which promotes same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, premarital and extramarital sex and abortion as societal goods.

Help for Parents in the Midst of the Pornography Plague, by John Stonestreet, Anne Morse

By John Stonestreet, Anne Morse, The Stream – A few years ago, a woman spotted her teenage son’s laptop on the kitchen counter. She opened the lid and what she saw horrified her — a series of pornographic pictures. She clicked on an image and a sexually explicit video began playing. She checked her son’s browser history which revealed this was not the first time her son had accessed pornography. This woman was shocked, but she should not have been. As Josh McDowell once told me, “The question is not if my kids will see pornography, but what will I do when it happens.”

Gay Chorus: ‘We’re Coming for Your Children’, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – The LGBT community is revealing its true colors… A terrifying new video is ripping off the mask just as it tries to rip children from their parents. Martina Moyski has more… San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: “We’re coming for your children. We’re coming for your children. We’re coming for your children.”… The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus released a new video for Pride Month, exposing its sinister underbelly.

MUST WATCH! Will the Remaining Decent Americans Drown in Denial? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We don’t want to admit it: The people we’re fighting are monsters. We desperately try to deny it: We’re governed by our enemies. Our soul shrinks at accepting it: We confront the doctrines of demons… If you’re a nice, normal person you don’t want to admit that. It seems somehow “un-Christian.” But as St. Augustine once said, “God doesn’t need your lie.” Read this story, about a public school teacher coaching first-graders to masturbate. No, seriously, force yourself to go read it.

Targeting Children, by Rodney Pelletier  

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – For years, Marxists have been trying to normalize sexual deviancy of every kind. When they demanded “tolerance,” people suspected the so-called gay agenda would not stop there… But now, after years of ceding ground inch-by-inch in the moral and cultural war, the behemoth of sodomy and sexual confusion is larger than ever.

LifeSiteNews: Majority of Physicians Decline COVID-19 Shots, According to a New Survey

By Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – Of the 700 physicians responding to an internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), nearly 60 percent said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19… This contrasts with the claim by the American Medical Association that 96 percent of practicing physicians are fully vaccinated. This was based on 300 respondents.

Gates Foundation Will Spend $1.4 Billion Pushing Population Control Worldwide, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to spend another $1.4 billion over the next five years to prevent families from having children… The Gates’ philanthropy organization has been a huge supporter of contraception and abortion for decades, sending millions of dollars to pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, the Population Council and MSI Reproductive Choices ….

I’m an Ordinary Woman, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – My very nature is oriented toward life — co-creating new life, nurturing life, sustaining life. It is woven into the design of a woman. It is, in our modern lexicon, a superpower… A woman is not a creature constructed by a surgeon… I am not made of silicone, plastic, acrylic, or glitter. I require no gadgets to maintain what the surgeon has artificially constructed. My body was lovingly designed and fashioned by God, not man.

Loudoun County: Ground Zero of Indoctrination Battle

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – We have repeatedly noted that as more parents have been alerted to the truth about CRT — and that its inherent Marxist, anti-American ideology is being promulgated in schools across the nation — they have increasingly objected and fought against it. But Loudoun County, Virginia, appears to be where the clash is currently the hottest, and both sides have dug in, as evidenced by the declaration of one parent:

‘Pride Month’ Is Now An Industry Targeting Children As Young As 3, But There Is A Resistance, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – You probably haven’t read a comic book in a few years, but if you have, particularly if you have over the past two weeks, you might have noticed a lot less Batman and Joker, and a whole lot more rainbows and gender fluidity… DC Comics, home of the Caped Crusader, is advertising LGBT Pride T-shirts for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and even the Joker’s girlfriend.

Marriage and Family Abandoned

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Victor Davis Hanson: “Our crisis right now is that we’re not reproducing ourselves.”… Carlson framed the question taking into consideration the mentality that encompasses our anti-life culture… Tucker Carlson: “Do you find it interesting that they are so offended by fertility and nature and that people reproduce and that’s OK? You know, that we men and women come together and create new life. Like the whole thing is repulsive to them. Why is that?”…

The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – The single best thing Americans can do to fight the left-wing destruction of the country is to withdraw from the “educational” system that is actively, deliberately miseducating them by the tens of millions. If millions of American parents did so, the country would turn around as fast as you could say “teachers unions.” If they don’t, their children will continue being used as guinea pigs in the left’s sick and dystopian experiment.

14 Year-Old Girl Blasts School Board’s Trans Bathroom Policy: ‘Everyone Know What a Boy Is – Even You’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “Boys are reading erotica in the classroom next to girls and you want to give them access to girls’ locker rooms and you want to force girls to call those boys ‘she,'” 14 year-old Jolene Grover told the Loudon County, Va. School Board (LCSB) Tuesday… “Everyone knows what a boy is – even you. Your proposed policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism. …”

Backlash Against CRT Is Growing, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – It’s becoming clear that as more parents learn about Critical Race Theory and find out that it’s being taught to their children in local schools they are becoming incensed… The most recent and maybe the most significant example comes from Loudoun County, Virginia, where a judge ordered an elementary gym teacher, Tanner Cross, reinstated to his position after the school board suspended him for daring to criticize their proposed “transgender” policy.

Fla. Gov. DeSantis: ‘I’m Very Much Opposed to Chemical Castration of Minors’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) says he’s firmly against transgender surgery being performed on minors and, if given the chance, he would sign a bill prohibiting the procedure… “Is Florida interested in passing legislation banning trans surgery procedures for minors?”… Host Mary Margaret Olohan asked… “Oh, I’m very much opposed to chemical castration of minors,” DeSantis replied.

Tim Tebow Says Abstinence is Still a Great Value: “Living on Your Convictions is Important”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Tim Tebow and his new wife Demi Tebow talked recently about the value of abstinence until marriage and the sports star says it is still an important value for people and something people of faith should continue standing on… Tebow stood firm on his own convictions as a young man and a miracle baby who could have easily been aborted under other circumstances if not for the strong Christian faith of his mother who trusted God in a trying medical situation.

Americans Need To Tend Our Actual Communities, Not Virtual Ones, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, The Federalist – Why, one might ask, should American consumers prioritize products from halfway around the world, especially over those farmed, harvested, brewed, or packaged in the United States? Why should Americans be more concerned about the economic well-being of citizens of other nations over those of our own? And why should we be promoting the purchase of goods made in countries known for egregious human rights violations

Women Athletes Find a Friend in Florida Gov. DeSantis, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis… signed into law a bill that protects girls’ and women’s sports in the Sunshine State… Explaining his motivation, DeSantis noted, “I think as these bills were going through various legislatures, I remember the NCAA put out a statement saying, ‘Any state that enacts this, we’re not going to hold events there.’ And so I called the speaker of the House in Florida and I said, ‘Did you hear what they said?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘We definitely got to get this done.’”

Transgenderism and the End of the Sacramental Order, by Monica Migliorino Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – “The Incarnation is the hinge of salvation” and “Iconoclasm as a denial of the Incarnation is the summation of all heresies.”… The first quotation is from the second-century apologist Tertullian and the latter was penned by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. These two statements can well be applied to our present cultural crisis; namely, the rise of transgenderism signaling the end of the sacramental order.

Global Warming or Demographic Winter? by Dwight Longenecker

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – While the science for climate change is debated, another catastrophe for the human race is looming in which the science is certain and there is no room for debate. This catastrophe is not global warming and a perpetual summer. It is the perpetual winter of the declining birth rate… The term “demographic winter” has been around for some time, but it has taken the mainstream media a long time to take notice.

Frontline Doctors File Motion to Stop FDA Authorization of COVID Vaccines for Children, by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – “We’ve never seen this level of side effects for any vaccine without the FDA taking action,” stated Dr. Angelina Farella, AFLDS Pediatric Medical Director. “The Rotavirus vaccine was pulled for 15 cases of non-lethal side effects and the Swine Flu vaccine was pulled for 25 deaths. But now, by the CDC’s own data, we are seeing a 12,000 percent increase in deaths with these vaccines and they’re still talking about giving this to our kids.”

Opinion: To Address America’s Declining Birth Rate, We Need a Culture of Life, by Benjamin Watson

By Benjamin Watson, Newsweek – Americans aren’t having kids like they used to. The most recent census shows that the U.S. birth rate has hit its lowest level since 1979. In fact, the birth rate has fallen almost every year since 1991. Today, at just 1.64 births per woman, American families aren’t even having enough babies to meet the replacement rate of 2.1 births.

Marriage & Family: 4 Takeaways From Bill And Melinda Gates’s Divorce, by Suzanne Venker

By Suzanne Venker, The Federalist – “Nearly two-thirds [of adults over age 50] agree that divorce is the best solution when couples can’t work out their marriage problems versus fewer than half among younger adults.”… That’s a critical finding. Young people view marriage differently than the way their parents do… so with that mind, here are four key takeaways for the younger set from the news of the gates’ split.

Young American Catholics and the Normalization of Lesbian and Gay Sexuality, by David Ayers

By David Ayers, Ph.D., Crisis Magazine – In recent years we have witnessed the rise of two national political leaders—Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi—who claim to be devout Catholics while actively promoting radical pro-abortion and pro-LGBT agendas. This has brought into sharp relief the growing disparity between two thousand years of unvarying Church teaching on these issues against the opinions of large swaths of professing Catholics.

In Defense of Housework, by John A. Cuddeback

By John A. Cuddeback, Institute for Family Studies – We are beginning to see that a richer home life—once a matter of necessity that did not require intentional choice—is in fact a primordial and irreplaceable form of authentic human living. Perhaps the last few generations can be forgiven for not realizing that. For us, the evidence seems beyond question.

Faithful Catholics Hang Banner Below Gay Rainbow Flag — ‘God Cannot Bless Sin’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – After a famous church in Vienna, Austria hung a gay-rainbow flag from its bell tower — apparently in defiance of the church’s teaching against homosexuality and “gay marriage ” — a group of faithful Catholics hung a banner below the flag that reads, “God Cannot Bless Sin.”

Some On The Left Are Realizing Having More Babies Is A Good Idea, by Glenn T. Stanton

By Glenn T. Stanton, The Federalist – Whether it’s a good thing to bring more children into this world is one of the most basic and important questions any human can ask… The question is essential, not only to people who adhere to historic faiths in which God’s first command is to “Go forth and multiply,” but also to evolutionary naturalists who believe the name of the game of life is successfully handing off one’s DNA to the next generation.

Woke Kindergarten: What You Didn’t Know Schools are Teaching Your Children, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Fatima Morrell is an associate superintendent of culturally and linguistically responsive initiatives for Buffalo Public Schools in New York. She has created and implemented curriculum that pushes Black Lives Matter ideology to students, forces teachers to complete “antiracist” training and teaches students that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism,” among other leftist ideas.

Call Continues to Exit Public Education, Opt for Alternatives, by Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown

By Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – It’s been more than three decades since Christian author and psychologist Dr. James Dobson issued a warning to parents to pull their children from America’s public schools and opt to either homeschool or enroll those children in Christian schools.

Why Homeschooling and Catholic Schools? Because Children Belong to God and Their Families — Not to the Government, by Erika J. Ahern 

By Erika J. Ahern, EWTN News – Home education in the United States and globally is only one expression (solidly Catholic schools are another) of the fundamental truth that children do not belong to the state. The child belongs first to God and then to parents. The state exists as a help given our fallen nature and should only “step in” at the extremities of familial failure to protect the child.

Homeschooling Numbers Soar Amid Continued School Closings, Signaling Post-Pandemic Resilience, by Daniel Payne

By Daniel Payne, Just the News – Parents in the U.S. are continuing to show elevated interest in homeschooling, signaling a potential surge as the future of institutional in-person schooling throughout the country remains unclear in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic… Interest in homeschooling shot up late last year, particularly as teachers nationwide were refusing to return to classrooms and in-person education in the winter and spring of 2021 appeared less likely. …

Dwight Longenecker: Why So Much Murder and Mayhem?

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – We should remember the old saying, “The amount of love in a person’s life is rooted in the love they were shown as a child.” While a person with a good and loving childhood may still turn into a mass murderer, it does not negate the fact that we learn about love and respect for human life from the love and respect we receive (or don’t receive) in our formative years.

Our Lady’s Words to Women and Our Culture, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The Blessed Mother is a threat to women’s “rights” in America because she stands for a womanhood that finds its meaning in submitting to the will of another, namely God. She does not become consumed by what her particular desires are at the moment; rather, she lives out Christian freedom: the ability to do the good. True liberty is not found in being chained to one’s wants, but in being at the service of others.

Locked-Down Women Discover True Freedom, by Suzan Sammons

By Suzan Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Importantly, it’s not just high-powered women who are feeling this way. The blue-checkmark tweets were seconded by a multitude of everyday working women. The phenomenon says a lot about where and how women find their joy. It’s just ironic that it took near-imprisonment to lead them to an understanding of what personal freedom really is… Yes, freedom—that’s the essence of what they’ve found and what they are, naturally, desperate not to lose. They’re free because they’re home.

Science Reveals the Benefits of Having a Sibling With a Disability, by Cerith Gardiner

By Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia – Interestingly, but perhaps understandably, the study revealed that when a child has a sibling with additional needs they were more supportive. However, these siblings also “scored higher on empathy, teaching and closeness and scored lower on conflict and rivalry than those with typically developing siblings.” All the qualities you’d want your child to have!

Missing Dads, by Joseph Enders  

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Obviously, no one has a father figure of St. Joseph’s caliber. What’s sad, however, is that 1 in 3 American children live in homes with no biological father at all. Two-thirds of women, moreover, think dads can be replaced by moms or other men… Did the Blessed Virgin not need St. Joseph? Did Jesus not need him? The assumptions made under this line of thought are deeply disturbing.

Awakening Consciences About Abortion-Tainted Vaccines, by Stacy Trasancos, PhD

By Stacy Trasancos, PhD, Crisis Magazine – Bishop Joseph Strickland (Tyler, TX), along with Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, myself, and two others, recently released the statement “To Awaken Conscience” regarding the scandal given by Catholic leaders’ widespread acceptance of abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines. Since then, the statement has received extensive support—more than 3,000 co-signers to date. It has, however, also elicited controversy in the Catholic world. Many people have asked about our motivation for creating the statement, which is what I seek to explain here.

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn, by Bradley Polumbo

Dr. Richard Delorme heads the psychiatric department at one of the largest children’s hospitals in France (said)… “We are very surprised by the intensity of the desire to die among children who may be 12 or 13 years old,” Delorme said. “We sometimes have children of 9 who already want to die. And it’s not simply a provocation or a blackmail via suicide. It is a genuine wish to end their lives.”

Abp. Charles J. Chaput: Strong Families, Strong Selves

By Charles J. Chaput, First Things – Put simply: The flaw in the modern self is not that it’s too strong. On the contrary. It’s too weak. Today’s consumer life is ordered toward creating that weakness. While flattering the individual self, it also controls the self with massive advertising, media fantasies, and a limited range of material choices… Strong families do the opposite. Who we are as “selves” is largely the product of formation and nourishment by others.

Parents: Your Kids Need You to Push Back on Radical Sex Ed, by Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown

By Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – Last summer, the New Jersey Department of Education adopted new learning standards for health classes requiring schools to teach 13-year-old students explicit sexual acts. Now, beginning this fall, public schools will be teaching students as young as five about transgender identity and sexual orientation… On March 1, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4454 requiring “diversity and inclusion” lessons beginning in kindergarten …

WATCH: Mat Staver on The Dangerous “Equality Act”

By Mat Staver, Steve Stiger, Liberty Counsel – … discuss the serious implications of the so-called “Equality Act” that will affect every Christian… The proposed legislation is the most extreme threat to religious freedom, free speech, privacy and women’s rights ever proposed by Congress. Imagine legislation that will tear down all existing gender protection in churches, schools and hospitals. This will allow boys in girls’ sports, boys in girls’ locker rooms, boys in girls’ bathrooms and so much more….

The Perils of Pandemic Parenting, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The author of this piece (NY Times “I Hate the Mom That Covid Has Made Me”) is a psychotherapist named Kristen Howerton who dials into the negative mental impacts of COVID-19 on her children, and children in general. But she overlooks the negative consequences of her very own words and actions: pandemic parenting has created worse parenting because their obedience to the mainstream media has imprisoned them.

Gender Identity a ‘Made-Up Lie,’ Says Feminist, by Jody Brown

By Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – In a rare public statement, a feminist is decrying the Biden administration for foisting “gender identity” on America, saying the end result will be the “complete obliteration of biological sex” in the country… Pres. Joe Biden’s latest executive order – just signed on Monday – establishes a White House “Gender Policy Council” that the administration says is intended to advance “gender equity and equality [as] a matter of human rights, justice, and fairness.”

Most American Schools Are Damaging Your Child, by Dennis Prager

By, Prager’s Column – I have been telling parents for decades that sending a child to almost any college is playing Russian roulette with his or her values… But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun’s six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, 5 of the 6 chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America… the odds are that your child’s decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently.

Timely Tips for Staying Mentally and Spiritually Healthy in COVID Times, by Peter Jesserer Smith

By Peter Jesserer Smith, NCRegister – The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a spiritual and mental health toll on Americans, and people worldwide, over the past year. While the end of the pandemic is now on the distant horizon, Catholics may need to exercise vigilance more than ever to maintain health of body, mind and soul.

Time for a Restoration – of Women’s Glory

By Carrie Gress, The Catholic Thing – One well-documented current trend – a sort of social contagion among high-school and college women – is to venture into the world of testosterone injections and gender-fluidity. Planned Parenthood has pivoted to accommodate the new demand for body-altering hormones. One employee expressed how deeply conflicted she feels seeing the degree of casualness with which young girls are now seeking such dire physical alterations.

The Value of Stay-at-Home Moms? Priceless, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – Our current culture is no longer relational and defined by family life but is rather heavily task-oriented and defined by the productivity of our workforce. To put it another way, it’s highly focused on profession and less so on vocation, and this is to the detriment of both genders. Our post-industrial workforce… was obviously designed for men in mind as primary providers… and it breeds careerism… Don’t believe me? Consider what the highest priority and decision-making factor of an average college graduate is: what their profession is and where they can do it.

Bethany Surrendering to ‘Reality’ of New World With Three Dads, by Charlie Butts, Billy Davis

By Charlie Butts, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – After watching its ability to help vulnerable children get crushed by lawsuits and liberals, a Christian-based adoption is now allowing homosexual and lesbian couples to foster children and adopt them as family… According to its website, in a letter authored by CEO Chris Palusky, Bethany Christian Services says it faced a legal and moral dilemma: After losing legal challenges across the country, Bethany made the decision to surrender in order to continue helping the tens of thousands of children under its care.

Maybe, Just Perhaps, Environment Influencing Young Adults, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – The newest polling survey from Gallup finds 5.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBT, with more than half (54.6%) identifying as bisexual… Among the survey findings, the biggest eye-opening number is that a whopping 1 of 6 young people, the so-called Generation Z, identify with one of those categories… Gallup says it surveyed more than 15,000 people, ages 18 and up, throughout 2020… “This is absolute confirmation that socialization is the number one contributing factor to LGBTQ feelings and identities,” says Dr. Michelle Cretella …

A Promise to America’s Children, by John Stonestreet & G.S. Morris

By John Stonestreet & G.S. Morris, The Stream – In his promises and nominations, Pres. Biden has made his priorities on this clear. In his first day in office, he signed an executive order, forcing K-12 public schools that accept federal funds to adopt sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

How Ryan Anderson’s Banned Book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria, by Chad F. Greene

By Chad Felix Greene, The Federalist – In July 2017, I took a risk and submitted an article to a publication that I respected and read frequently, hoping to provide conservatives a perspective they may not have viewed before. I wanted to address why suicide was so high among transgender people and ask questions about transition I hadn’t seen asked by mainstream LGBT sources.

Dear Parents: Be Diligent, Be Careful, Be Wise, & Be Holy, by F.X. Croninm

By F.X. Croninm, Catholic Exchange – Our modern world’s scientific advances and technological abilities are a wonder. Now, with each passing year, we see new advances in our ability to engage one another. But, for all our growth and sophistication in communication, we are more lost with each passing generation, despite the myth of perpetual progress in our modern mindset.
Culturally, we’ve denied and dismissed the trove of truth inherent in our culture’s rational and religious foundations.

Cuomo Legalizes Commercialized Surrogacy

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed into New York state law a surrogacy bill — a rent-a-womb measure of sorts that legalizes commercial, gestational surrogacy — the buying and selling of newborns… Dr. Jennifer Morse of the Ruth Institute tells One News Now her organization objects to Senate Bill S2071B on the grounds of protecting the rights of children to know their identity and to have a relationship with their natural mother and father.

Mr. Potato Head Losing His Manhood … Or Not? by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – It’s not enough to jump on the Woke bandwagon with a gender neutral tater, Hasbro is going green too. The new ‘Potato Head” will be made of “plant-based plastic.”… So, in addition to ditching Mr. and Mrs., they’ve gone from a real plant to plastic to a plastic made of plants that takes how much fossil fuel to produce… We call that progress.

CNA: Education Department Reverses Stance on Connecticut’s Transgender Athlete Policy

CNA – On Tuesday, however, the Department of Education (ED) civil rights office not only said it was withdrawing its previous findings in the cases, but also said that it would be reviewing the cases based on President Biden’s recent executive order reinterpreting sex discrimination… Legal experts warned that the sweeping order would force girls to share sports, locker rooms, and shelters with biological males identifying as transgender females…

HHS Nominee Dr. Rachel Levine Won’t Say if Parents Can Refuse Child’s Gender Transitioning

By Matt Hadro, EWTN News – When pressed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the matter of minors being allowed to transition genders, (biological male Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary HHS) would not directly answer his questions… “Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?”

From Transgender to Transhuman: The Expanding Culture of Death, by Anne Hendershott

By Anne Hendershott, Catholic World Report – Most faithful Catholics have viewed the burgeoning transgender industry as encouraging a misguided belief that individuals—including even pre-school children—can change their God-given identity. However, the truth is that this rejection of human nature and natural law has opened not only the door to gender construction, it has also opened an even darker door to an emerging multi-billion dollar transhuman industry.

Public Warned of Equality Act’s Devastating Impact on Children, Christian liberties, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Emilie Kao, an attorney with The Heritage Foundation, has defended religions freedom for more than a decade. She tells One News Now that the Equality Act, should it become law, would impose a “sexual orthodoxy” on the entire nation… “It would treat the belief that we are created male and female and that male and female are made for each other … as a sex stereotype,” she warns. “And it would stigmatize religious believers and … discriminate against religious institutions.”

The Counterfeit Equality Act: The Left’s Assault on Religious Liberty, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Where the civil rights movement sought to free millions of Americans from the oppression of government laws that treated people differently because of skin color, the Equality Act (EA) will require the law to treat people differently because of their religious beliefs… the EA will punish businesses, schools, and individuals simply for believing that a man cannot become a woman… the EA will punish medical professionals who do not want to surgically remove healthy body parts or give puberty blockers to a child. …

Biden’s HHS Pick Advocates Sex Changes For Kids. by Jon Schweppe

By Jon Schweppe, The National Pulse – Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as “children.”… A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children… According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender.

U.N. Blacklisting the Family, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Stefano Gennarini, vice president for Legal Studies, C-FAM: “I’m pretty certain that this blacklist that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is creating is going to be used to target Christians and others who oppose the LGBT agenda.”
The United Nations is ready to blacklist groups that support Christian morals. Stefano Gennarini from watchdog group C-FAM …

LifeSiteNews: Priest on COVID Vaccine: ‘The Risks Far Outweigh the Benefits’

By Anonymous Priest, LifeSiteNews – After a year-long rollercoaster of fatiguing lockdowns, this new treatment is now available, but we are now told that even after one gets the vaccine, he still cannot go back to normal. In fact, we are now being told that this vaccine does not stop infection or transmission.[6] We are also told that this virus is mutating and you will need regular boosters. This makes us wonder if this new treatment even qualifies as a vaccine in the traditional sense. It also provokes a legitimate question. Why take it?

Too Long at the Culture Wars? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The Sexual Left has invaded our world. As you likely know, they are teaching certain unnatural and deeply harmful sexual acts to our children in school, though to call it “sex” is to dress up a pig for the prom… There is a problem for us, though, and it is one of description. Twinkie Day came, and I was scolded for commenting on Facebook that Twinkie had a double meaning, a colloquial meaning from GayWorld.

Planned Parenthood Sees Trans-Identifying Kids As ‘Cash Cows,’ Former Employee Says, by Krizzia Paolyn Reyes

By Krizzia Paolyn Reyes, Christianity Daily – A former Planned Parenthood employee speaks about the organization’s “abhorrent” transgender activism and revealed that kids who identify as transgender have become “cash cows” for the leading provider of abortion in America… the ex-reproductive health assistant spoke anonymously and revealed that when she used to work as a “reproductive health assistant,” she was responsible for providing hormone prescriptions to teenage girls who identify as boys.

4 Things We Shouldn’t Forget Before Lent Begins for Our Children, by Christine Ponsard

By Christine Ponsard, Aleteia – Help your little ones approach Easter with encouragement and anticipation… In a week, Lent begins! To help your children start this ascent to Easter on the right foot, it’s time to start planning… All children are affected by Lent, but not all in the same way. We sometimes hear: “Oh, young children don’t have to do Lent!” But that’s not the point.

Trump’s Efforts to Fight Sex Trafficking Made ‘Incredible Impact’: SHAREtogether Founder, by Emily Smith

By Emily Smith, The True Reporter – Jaco Booyens, the founder of SHAREtogether, revealed that the former President made a big impact during his presidency. Trump was determined to break trafficking rings… “We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the apprehension, the arrest of perpetrators and rescue of victims under the Trump administration, no question about it. In these cases that you’re seeing now such as California, and you’ll see some others coming out now, they’ve been 9, 10 months in the making under the Trump administration—in that mechanism of funding law enforcement appropriately, having special task forces.”

The Pope’s Misplaced Sympathy for Fathers Who Leave Home, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Last week Pope Francis took another step to dismantle the edifice of teaching on marriage left to the Church by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II… You already know, I trust, that Pope Francis has made it easier for Catholic couples to obtain an annulment: a declaration that their union was never a sacramental marriage. Now, however, the Pope has—belatedly—turned his attention to the children of those unions. But he has done so in a way that turns the problem completely upside-down.

Biden: Undermining Women’s Sports, Privacy, and Safety, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – Joe Biden noted on his presidential campaign website: “On his first day in office, Biden will reinstate the Obama-Biden guidance revoked by the Trump-Pence Administration, which will restore transgender access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.” During the campaign he stated there should be “no discrimination” against 8-year-olds who want to “change” their gender.

Frontline Doctors: Experimental Vaccines Are ‘Not Safer’ Than COVID-19, by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – In an extraordinary recent presentation exposing “the serious and life-threatening disinformation campaign” being waged against the American people and the world, Dr. Simone Gold of the American Frontline Doctors (AFLD) laid out the facts on the Wuhan Virus, safe highly-effective treatments, and particularly what she calls “experimental biological agents,” otherwise referred to as the COVID-19 vaccines.

Parents, This Is a Good Week to Think About ‘School Choice’, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – “For most Christian parents throughout the country,” says PJI president Brad Dacus, “public schools are really no longer a viable option because of the spiritual genocide now being implemented in many large school districts. “That is because the local public school, which once partnered with parents, is dominated by left-wing progressives who view parents as the enemy if they believe the Bible is true, for example, or instruct their children that God created only two genders, or insist the planet is not warming due to fossil fuels and our planet is doomed.

Censorship of Conservatives Easier Than Blocking Smut

By Robin Smith, Patriot Post – The quick and thorough crushing of political discourse shows how protecting children could be done… As the boiling pot of politics in the U.S. roils, Americans have been shown one more massive example of selective application of standards in the area of Big Tech and free speech. Parler, a social media app, was completely canceled based on its content and audience.

Boys to Men, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – Many years ago, in an article for Touchstone called, “A Requiem for Friendship,” I wrote that the public acceptance of homosexuality would cast suspicion on physical expressions of friendship among males, and would make it more difficult for boys to forge strong friendships in the first place, especially if such boys were shy, or not athletic. I said that all civilizations have been built upon those bonds: the team, the platoon, the guild, the hunting party, the council, the work crew, the school.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Stop Societal Breakdown: Build Up Marriage

By  Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “The family has a special role to play throughout the life of its members, from birth to death. It is truly ‘the sanctuary of life: the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected against the many attacks to which it is exposed, and can develop in accordance with what constitutes authentic human growth.’ Consequently, the role of the family in building a culture of life is decisive and irreplaceable.”

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Church’s Policies on Families

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – On the feast of the Holy Family, it seemed appropriate to identify a few Church policies on marriage and family… At this point, the Church’s policy is that marriage is between one man and one woman. Church’s policy requires that husband and wife should be faithful in marriage in an exclusive union, open to children, until the parting of death… The Church also forbids the marriage of people of the same sex. Current Church policy does not permit contraception and homosexual behavior. ..

Children of God for Life (2008): Holy See Clarifies Instruction in Dignitas Personae

Source:  Children of God for Life, December 15, 2008 – In the section titled, The use of human “biological material” of illicit origin , the Vatican noted: “Therefore, it needs to be stated that there is a duty to refuse to use such “biological material” even when there is no close connection between the researcher and the actions of those who performed the artificial fertilization or the abortion, or when there was no prior agreement with the centers in which the artificial fertilization took place. …

CNA: Hungary Defines Family as Having a Mother and a Father

CNA, (EWTN News) – Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as the father, effectively banning adoptions by same-sex couples and complicating adoptions by single people… The change is the latest of several to be made in recent years in what the government has said are attempts to preserve Hungary’s Christian identity and to boost its plummeting birth rates.

Vaccination Is Not the Answer to Covid, by John & Andy Schlafly

By John & Andy Schlafly, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles – The first Covid vaccine is rolling across the nation, but many Americans are not buying the hype. Despite months of nonstop publicity in the media, only about half of those polled say they will get the shot when it becomes available… Fifty percent is not nearly enough, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has already accepted an appointment as Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser. Fauci didn’t say if he and Joe Biden intend to vaccinate millions of other Americans against their will.

5 Questions With Family Studies: Ryan and Mary Rose Verret on Marriage Mentoring, by Alysse ElHage

By Alysse ElHage, Institute for Family Studies – The mentor couples have shared that their first response to being chosen brought tears. Their own adult children had never said that they wanted a marriage like theirs or that they admired their marriage. Often, the mentor couple’s adult children do not go to church, and yet now they have this young newly married couple going to church and sharing meals with them. The mentor couple’s marriage takes on a whole new level of witness and involvement in the church community.

Your Comprehensive Guide To Streaming These 25 Christmas Classics, by  Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – As the streaming wars heat up between Netflix, Disney Plus, and other on-demand services, getting the rights to popular holiday films is a highly contested battlefront. Unfortunately, it makes finding the best classic Christmas movies and TV specials almost as difficult as Santa’s task of visiting every home on Christmas Eve. ..

Women Deserve Better Than the False Promises of Contraceptive Culture, by Constance T. Hull

By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange –
One day history will show that one of the great injustices against women in our time is birth control. There are a plethora of reasons why this is the case. But there is another dimension that is often overlooked. Birth control has led to a woefully inadequate focus in the medical field on women’s health. Ask any woman who deals with debilitating hormone issues that exacerbate other health issues and you will find countless stories of women who were told the Pill was the only answer.

To the Left, We’re the Heretics—and the Inquisition Is Coming, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Father James Martin, S.J., says Catholics must place orphan children with homosexual men, or else they become guilty of a new sin: homophobia. He says religious liberty should not be used as a cover for this new sin. He also compared sodomitical relationships with (of all things) Methodism. After all, just like sodomites, Methodists don’t follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Rise of “Psychological Man” (Part 1), by Carl R. Trueman

By Carl R. Trueman, Public Discourse – If the election of Donald Trump in 2016 made manifest the fact that the United States is a deeply divided country ill at ease with itself, then the COVID crisis and the protests and riots of this last summer have served merely to emphasize the fact. Chaos and turmoil are the order of the day. Even the most solid things appear to be melting into air, and all that was once sacred seems to be profaned, from the importance of the nation-state to the boundaries of sexual morality and the definition of the family.

Newborn Pulls Down Doctor’s Mask, and Becomes a “Sign of Hope”, by Magnús Sannleikur

By Magnús Sannleikur, Aleteia – A photo shared on Instagram shows a newborn baby grabbing the medical mask being worn by the obstetrician who delivered her (who also “delivered” the photo to social networks). The image quickly went viral, with the child’s gesture being interpreted as a “sign of hope” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic… The doctor is Lebanese obstetrician Dr. Samer Cheaib, who works in Dubai.

Justice Alito: Philadelphia ‘Can’t Stand’ Message Archdiocese Sends by Adhering to Traditional Marriage

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Justice Samuel Alito said today–during oral arguments in a case that pits the City of Philadelphia against the Catholic Church over the question of whether the city can force Catholic Social Services to give custody of foster children to same-sex couples–that “the City can’t stand the message that Catholic Social Services and the archdiocese are sending by continuing to adhere to the old-fashioned view about marriage.”

Realism, the Pope, and the Case for Civil Unions, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The point of civil-union policies—the only reason why these policies have been proposed and advanced—is not to protect roommates in general, but to give special recognition to those roommates who are engaged in homosexual activities. There has never been any political drive for the acceptance of civil unions “not equated to marriage.” That’s the whole point.

Are We Living in a Video Game? by Dr. Alex Chediak

By Dr. Alex Chediak, Ph.D., The Stream – In the 1999 film The Matrix, Neo learns that he’s living in an elaborate computer program. He seizes an opportunity to join others in rebelling against The Machine, setting us off on an epic adventure… The action flick was a big hit. It’s not hard to see why. Like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, it’s a larger-than-life story, with universal, quasi-religious implications. Viewers are drawn into Neo’s quest against the evil powers that would keep humanity ignorant and enslaved.

Pope Backs ‘Married’ Gays Who Rented Uterus, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A gay couple favored by a phone call from Pope Francis and featured in the documentary Francesco are not only “married” but also hired a lesbian surrogate to have three children, Church Militant has learned… Andrea Rubera and Dario De Gregorio, who are credited with convincing the pope that “homosexuals have the right to have a family,” were “married” in Canada in 2009 and had three children in Canada through lesbian surrogate mother Kerilyn.

Wilton Gregory Is the Deep Church, by Emily Finley

By Emily Finley, Crisis Magazine – Others have written about the Deep Church and its parallels with the Deep State in America and the West. Wilton Gregory is undoubtedly an establishment figure in the Deep Church and his promotion to cardinal signals the direction that the Catholic Church is going in entrenching a political theology that bears all of the marks of its secular influencers from Rousseau to Marx to Freemasonry to the modern Democrat Party of the United States.

Chaste Same-Sex Attracted Catholics, Feeling Betrayed by Pope Francis, Urge Him to Repent, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – In the aftermath of Pope Francis’s pronouncement in a just-premiered documentary seemingly supporting the legalization of gay civil unions, chaste same-sex attracted Catholics are struggling to find the right words to express the sense of betrayal and outrage they’re now experiencing.

CNSNews: Catholic Church on Homosexual Acts: ‘They Are Contrary to Natural Law…Under No Circumstances Can They Be Approved’

By CNSNews Staff – “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,’” says the Catechism… “They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life,” the Catechism says… “Under no circumstances can they be approved,” it says.

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Bottom line: Funding their local, state and federal governments cost Americans more on average last year… than making sure their families were fed, clothed, had health care — and could keep a dog or cat, buy toys for their kids, pay for cable TV and attend an occasional baseball game or movie.

The Biblical Truth About Gender, Sexuality, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “Every church in America is filled with hurting people asking tough questions like: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely fills trapped in the wrong body – did God make me this way and is change even possible?” explains Austin Brooks of American Family Studios.

CNA: Biden Backs ‘Transgender Rights’ For Children During Town Hall

Catholic News Agency – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that young children should be able to change gender identities without any “discrimination.”… Biden said that her eight year-old should be able to switch gender identities freely… “The idea that an eight year-old child or a ten year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” Biden said.

CNA: Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix for ‘Cuties’

Catholic News Agency – Since the film’s release, more than 700,000 people have signed a petition requesting that the movie be removed from Netflix and that the streaming giant be charged with exploiting minors… Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of promoting “lewd visual material” in the film Cuties. The French-produced film drew sustained criticism for its sexualized portrayal of minors when it launched on the streaming service last month.

Breakdown of the Family: Contraceptive Roots, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant, October 4, 2020 – Contraceptive roots. Watch Video

Advice to a Young Woman: Secrets That Feminists Don’t Want You to Know

By Jennifer Bryson, Crisis Magazine – Dear Jane, Congratulations on your graduation from college. You probably think your next step is your career… Here is my career advice: The single most important thing you can do in your life right now is to get married and have children. For Catholics, I would add that you need to discern if God is calling you to marriage or religious life.

Alice von Hildebrand on the Lost Sense of the Supernatural and Feminism, by Jim Graves

By Jim Graves, National Catholic Register – What do you mean when you lament the “lost sense of the supernatural?”… St. Augustine highlighted beautifully, profoundly, the difference between nature and super-nature. When God created man, he gave him a human nature. Man had all the characteristics of “creaturehood,” one completely dependent upon God… But in his infinite love and goodness, he gave man an additional gift, super-nature, the partaking in God’s divine nature. In some way, if we are faithful to God’s grace, we become God-like. This is a gift human nature can never achieve by itself. It pre-supposes a complete collaboration between God’s gift and man’s freedom.

Isolation Cinema, Father’s Day Edition, by Matthew J. Franck (June 19, 2020)

By Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse – Dads never get a break. Or at least so you might conclude from their depiction in movies, in which they are often put upon, led around by the nose by their wives and children, and generally made figures of fun. Moms get somewhat better treatment in film, but perhaps that is because maternal love and self-sacrifice tug at our heartstrings so much more effectively. Solid, stolid fathers, on the other hand? They get the pratfalls.

The First Bond — the Family — Is Weak, by Michael B. Dougherty

By Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review – Sometimes it’s worth taking stock of the basics. American conservatives sometimes call the family a “pre-political institution.” Usually they have in mind the idea of protecting the family from manipulation or intrusion by the state’s bureaucrats. But Cicero was more insightful when he observed that marriage and family are the foundation of political life: “The first bond of society is marriage; next, children; and then the family.”

Pro-Homosexual Bishop John Stowe Says Environment Should Be ‘Preeminent Issue’ for Voters, Not Abortion

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Bishop John Stowe suggested last Thursday that the environment is the preeminent issues for Catholic voters to consider, not abortion. “They are both critical issues,” the pro-homosexual bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, admitted. “I think an argument could be made that … creation is the preeminent issue, because without the environment to sustain human life, you can’t have human life.”

The Sexual Revolution, Not Racism or Capitalism, Ruins the Lives of the Poor, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The key insight is that the goals of the Sexual Revolution are Utopian fantasies. The Revolutionaries promote the belief that a good and decent society should do everything possible to separate sex from babies, separate both sex and babies from marriage, and eliminate all distinctions between men and women… But all these goals are impossible. Sex actually does make babies. Children do need their parents. Life-long marriage between their parents does protect the needs of children. Men and women are really different.

Netflix ‘Cuties’ — A Beachhead for Cultural Revolution, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – By now most Americans have heard of Netflix’s decision to host the controversial French film “Cuties” on its video streaming platform. The controversy is directly related to the fact that the film uses 11-year-old girls to depict sexually exploited 11-year-old girls. As film critic John Nolte puts it, “Cuties is soft-core pornography disguised as art. Nothing less. Nothing more.” Put another way, “Cuties” is child pornography that has been labeled “art,” making it socially acceptable to the progressive intelligentsia.

Newsom Signs Bill Intended to End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People in Sex Crime Convictions, by Phil Willons

By Phil Willons, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times – Discrimination against LGBTQ people in sex crime convictions will be outlawed under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom late Friday evening… The measure, Senate Bill 145, will amend existing state law that allows judges to decide whether an adult convicted of having vaginal sexual intercourse with a minor should register as a sex offender in cases in which the minor is 14 years or older and the adult is not more than 10 years older than the minor.

Ministry Struggling Along With Its Home Community, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Hurricane Laura struck Lake Charles and the surrounding communities hard last week with winds topping 150 mph and a 15-foot storm surge… Jennifer Morse is the founder of the Ruth Institute, with headquarters in Lake Charles. She tells OneNewsNow that in the city of approximately 75,000 people – located roughly 40 miles inland – there’s no power, no air conditioning, no Internet, no water, no garbage pickup, no refrigeration or ice … and only two service stations providing gasoline.

Chilling! California Legislature Passes Bill Reducing Penalties for Oral, Anal Sex with Willing Children, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – California lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would reduce penalties for adults who have oral or anal sex with a willing minor child if the sex offender is within ten years of the age of the victim… The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)… According to SB 145, the legislation “would exempt from mandatory registration” as a sex offender “a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register.”

Should Government Raise Our 3-Year Olds? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken an unambiguous stand on this. Caring for 3-year-old children, in their view, is the government’s job… The same Democratic platform that dedicates the party to “creating a society where children are safe” also says: “Like the majority of Americans, Democrats believe every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.”

Ben Carson Calls Out Racism of Abortion at Republican National Convention

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – ‘What is racist is the fact that African Americans have the highest abortion rate,’ Trump’s secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in his convention speech… The real systemic racism plaguing the United States is the disparate number of black lives destroyed by abortion, U.S. Housing & Urban Development secretary Dr. Ben Carson declared Thursday evening during the final night of the RNC.

Raising a Child in a World Obsessed With Transgender Contagion, by Nicole Russell

By Nicole Russell, The Stream – (I)t’s vital that conservatives understand why — and what to do about it. The consequences of the LGBTQ movement will be detrimental to our young people if we don’t intervene and remain steadfast in truth and reality… The progressive left is enamored with pushing the LGBTQ movement into the mainstream — particularly transgender issues — even though the number of young people struggling with their sexual orientation remains small.

Bishop Strickland . . . Male And Female, He Created Them

By Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, The Wanderer – Rejecting the gift of sexual difference is a rejection of the giver… In June of 2019, the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican issued, Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education. In this document, the congregation sought to engage a growing trend in educational institutions to reject the gift of sexual difference. Its introductory paragraph frames the entire document ….

Dads, Do We Have Our Acts Together? by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – What does “having your act together” as a Catholic father really mean?… I’m not the expert, but it seems that this sort of father likely has his priorities straight with Christ first, family second and work third. This kind of dad spends quality time with his family, not just time. This man is a role model to his family in living out his Catholic faith and being the light of Christ to others. This father has joy in his heart and is a man of prayer. This Catholic dad honors and loves his wife and lifts up the Sacrament of Marriage in the eyes of his children as something special and sacred.

LifeSite Petition Against Mandatory Mask Mandates at 56k Signatures and Counting

By LifeSiteNews staff – This petition calls on policymakers, at all levels of government, to rescind any radical mandatory mask mandates, and allow science and logic to prevail over fear, panic, and political posturing… Policies must be nuanced and recognize that the coronavirus is typically only a serious threat to the most vulnerable – not the vast majority of the population, for whom COVID-19 is like a case of the flu… People need to continue to speak up all around the world ….

How the United Nations Promotes an Anti-Family Agenda, by Virginia Allen

By Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – Kimberly Ells arrived at the United Nations excited to engage in work to strengthen families around the world. What she found was an agenda to dismantle the traditional family, promote sexuality to children, and reduce parenthood to a burdensome civil construct… Several years ago, I think it was 2013, I found a document online in the course of just research and so forth, and it was a document all about children’s sexual rights and promoting sexual rights for children. …

A.G. Barr on ‘Public Education:’ ‘That’s a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – If you want to find “systemic racism” in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is “maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers’ unions,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps “inner-city kids in failing schools,” he added.

CNA: The Biden Platform: What Catholics Should Know

By Catholic News Agency – On marriage, Biden supported the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, but in 2012 said he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage; his comments as vice president in an election year prodded President Obama to announce his support for same-sex marriage days later. As VP, Biden himself officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony for two White House staffers in 2016… Regarding abortion, the 2020 DNC platform builds upon the 2016 platform that one former Obama campaign staffer characterized was “extreme.”

WATCH! Pope Francis Endorses Universal Vaccines: Great Reset?, by Dr. Taylor Marshall

By Dr Taylor Marshall – At his Wednesday audience from Vatican City, Pope Francis endorsed his support of a universal vaccine that would belong to humanity. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is this akin to the plan of Bill Gates? Dr Taylor Marshall provides analysis.

As Schools Debate Reopening, Many Parents Are Deciding To Homeschool For The First Time Instead, by Marlo Safi

By Marlo Safi, Daily Caller – But a growing number are seeking other options, citing the complications that come with remote and in-person learning while a pandemic is taking place. Many parents don’t want their children to sit in front of a computer for several hours, and others believe that a highly-structured school day with minimal interaction with peers and obsessive sanitation would be frustrating for young children in particular.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Biden-Harris Ticket Threatens Faith, Family, and Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In one of the most troubling episodes in recent politics, in 2018 Harris grilled a Catholic district judicial nominee in Nebraska on his membership in the Knights of Columbus. In written questions, Harris asked Brian Buescher whether he was aware that the Knights “opposed a women’s right to choose” and “opposed marriage equality” when he joined the group. One of Harris’ Democratic colleagues went even further, asking Buescher whether he would quit the Knights – to which millions of Catholic men belong – “to avoid any appearance of bias.”

When Violence is Just Around the Corner, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Stream – Today BLM and Antifa aren’t just setting police cars on fire. They’re testing the waters to see how far they can go. The bad news is, they’re getting pretty far… Right now folks in quiet middle-class American suburbs seldom see domestic terrorists. But what will come to pass when local law enforcement is curbed in capacity, and demoralized police are busy fighting marauders on the city streets? How long will it take for such communities to begin policing themselves?

Must Read: The Two Most Dangerous Men in the World? by Steve Jalsevac

By Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews – The main purpose of this post is to engage you to watch the incredible July 28 video by Dave Cullen, titled “The Rising Resistance to the New Abnormal.” Only 34 minutes and 41 seconds long, it packs a big wallop directly related to the title of this article, including highly supportive video footage of Bill Gates that reveals how truly dangerous and weird this man, one of the world’s wealthiest, has become.

The Dangers of a ‘Safe’ School, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Covid has given the postmodern mantra Safety First an all new meaning in schools that were already obsessed with safety—safe spaces, safe zones, safe sex, and the safe secular priority of prosperity. So many schools were safe, however, at the peril of souls. Safety should be first when it comes to rampant mortal dangers such as political correctness, pornography, liberalism, cynicism, and relativism. But these are the very dangers called “safe” in many schools…

Responsible Parenthood, Guest Blogger Emily Frase

Responsible parenthood also and above all implies a more profound relationship to the objective moral order established by God, of which a right conscience is the faithful interpreter. The responsible exercise of parenthood implies, therefore, that husband and wife recognize fully their own duties towards God, towards themselves, towards the family and towards society, in a correct hierarchy of values. ~Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae #10

Catholic Home for Sex-Trafficked Girls to Open After 3-Year Fight With State

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews – A Catholic charity is preparing to open a home for underage victims of human-trafficking after reaching a resolution with California officials who refused for years to grant the charity a license to open a refuge… Since filing a lawsuit in 2019, Children of the Immaculate Heart (CIH), a religious charity that helps women escape sex-trafficking, reached a resolution with the California authorities, allowing them to open a house for girls age 12–17 who have been victims of human-trafficking.

EWTN: Catholic Doctor Urges Need For Ethical Covid-19 Vaccine (Watch)

EWTN, Aug 6, 2020 – Amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine, Joseph Meany, Ph.D., president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, joins us to remind Catholics we have an obligation to speak up for an ethically-sourced vaccine.

Rebuilding Friendship After Social Isolation, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – While the world became crippled by fear, many of us tried desperately to cling to our faith in God. The delicate balance between appropriate caution when venturing outside our homes and complete isolation feels foreign to all of us. What is “right” and “wrong” in this situation? How do we navigate our real-life friendships as the nation begins to slowly reawaken after a long and strange slumber?

FLASHBACK: Morgan Freeman on Ending Racism: ‘Stop Talking About It’ — Black History Month is ‘Ridiculous’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Mike Wallace: “How are we going to get rid of racism and ….?”… Morgan Freeman: “Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You want to say, `Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m saying?”

Homeschooling Explodes, Private Schools Try to Stay Afloat, by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis

By Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – In a RealClearPolitics poll conducted in May, 40 percent of parents said they are more likely to choose homeschooling or virtual schooling once the lockdowns are over. That survey included an even split among Democrats and Republicans (45-43 percent), and blacks represented 50 percent of the respondents… In the fast-growing state of Texas, a whopping 25,000 students withdrew from public schools in 2018 alone to pursue a home-based education.

Censored Frontline Doctors Speak Out: ‘We Want to Help People’, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – The who’s who of Big Tech took a turn before Congress Wednesday afternoon — and not a moment too soon, considering the mess they’re making of free speech. The men behind Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have a lot of questions to answer about censorship, if House leaders will let Republicans ask. And the first one, considering what happened this week with the frontline doctors’ conference ought to be: Why are you letting your political agenda get in the way of the coronavirus facts?

Franklin Graham Warns of ‘All-Out Socialism’ If Americans Don’t Vote and Pray in November, by Michael Foust

By Michael Foust, Christian Headlines – Evangelist Franklin Graham said Monday the United States is in danger of becoming socialist if Americans don’t vote in November for leaders who “love this country, defend the Constitution” and “support law & order.”… “The chaos erupting in cities controlled by liberal, socialist-leaning leadership should cause great concern,” Graham tweeted. “If this kind of leadership wins in local, state & national elections in November, we’ll see more of this, which would lead to the demise of our nation as we know it.”

Opus Dei: An Opportunity for Families

The world has been afflicted with so much woe from this COVID-19 pandemic that it seems almost churlish to recognize the occasional ray of light among the gloom. But I would like to talk about one such ray here, a spark of light at this dark time… One of the consequences of school closure and many workplaces shifting to the home-based work mode is that families are spending much more time together than the norm. The time recouped from work and school commutes and a hundred other demands on us of movement from place to place is now available as an opportunity for family flourishing. I share a few ideas on how this time can be used.

CDC Director Compares Rate of Suicides to COVID-19 Deaths, by Micaela Burrow

By Micaela Burrow, Townhall – Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield said in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health… “But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools,” Redfield said. “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID.

State Ballot Questions on Life and Family Await Voters in November, by Mary Rose Short

By Mary Rose Short, EWTN News – California, Colorado and Louisiana voters will all face measures that deal with the deliberate destruction of human beings in their first weeks and months of life… Colorado and Louisiana have the opportunity to restrict abortion, while California will decide whether or not to further fund embryo-killing stem-cell research.

Honoring the Elderly, by Charles C. Camosy

By Charles C. Camosy, First Things – If the pandemic has a silver lining, it is that it has forced us to reexamine how our culture treats the elderly. It has forced us to reconsider shuttling our relatives off to facilities to die alone, apart from their families. Even before the pandemic, nursing homes were woefully underfunded and understaffed, and many residents died because of despair or neglect. This is not how we honor our elders.

Reopening Catholic Schools Can Benefit Countless Students, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – Reopening Catholic and other private religious schools will benefit countless children like mine. Nearly 1.8 million students attend Catholic schools. They rank much higher in results — a 99% graduation rate, with 86% of their graduates going on to college — than their public school counterparts. Catholic schools eliminate the achievement gap for low-income and minority children… But opening them up again isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Kennedy Jr. Warns Parents About Danger of Using Largely Untested COVID Vaccines on Kids, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeNews – Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. warned Americans on Thursday to be cautious about any new coronavirus vaccine, pointing out that key parts of testing are being skipped… “The Moderna vaccine, which is the lead candidate, skipped the animal testing altogether,” Kennedy said during an online debate on mandatory vaccinations with renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. The debate was aired by Valuetainment and moderated by Patrick Bet-David.

John Paul II’s Song of the Earth, by James Matthew Wilson

By James Matthew Wilson, The Catholic Thing – Young people are of course curious about what marriage will entail for their lives, but nobody wants to tell them. The Jeweler’s Shop has some “hard sayings” on the matter (though no more so than Our Lord’s), and students typically respond with gratitude to hear, at last, the plain truth that betrothed love, like Christ’s, is sacrificial in nature. Betrothed love also gives life through death.

The Catholic Victims of Gender Ideology, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – It is also challenging to write about such victims because it appears that you are, as they say, punching down. And that we should spend our time not criticizing them but praying for them. All of this is true enough, and we should pray for them, but we must also shoot off a flare of warning. Many terrible things are happening in our society these days, and these two stories are among them.

GUEST BLOG POST SERIES FOR NFP WEEK! “NFP Does Not Limit the Power of God; It Frees It”

By Emily Frase, Total Whine Blog – One of the funniest contradictions that you hear about NFP is that it’s Catholic contraception, but also Catholic couples who use NFP are always pregnant. I really don’t understand how it can be both, and the fact that it’s attacked from both sides indicates to me that it’s probably exactly what Jesus intended.

World Depopulation Crisis, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The world is undergoing a fertility crash — and secular sources are pointing to contraception as its catalyst… A new report published last week in the medical journal The Lancet shows fertility rates around the world plummeting, aged populations increasing and fertility declining everywhere except for southern Africa… The study finds many countries are maintaining dangerous fertility rates that are under replacement levels.

The Cancel Culture Is Losing Its Mind, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Now that the Pandora’s Box has been opened and the cancel culture has been turned loose, there is no hiding its scope. It is unrestrained and unrelenting. If you dare cross it, even in the slightest, you will be targeted next — even violently. The cancel culture is out of control… You cannot reason with it or appeal to it. Logic and truth and facts do not matter. The only way to stop it is to confront it and expose it, openly, clearly, boldly, and unashamedly.

Home Education Surges as Teachers’ Unions Block Reopening of Schools, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – As teachers’ unions and their Democrat allies keep looking to the federal government for billions more in taxpayer funds before they consider reopening government schools, creative American parents are pushing past the politics and inventing their own ideal learning environments for their children — many of which involve some form of home education… Good Morning America and the NY Times are just two sources of stories on how parents in the U.S. are refusing to engage in the coronavirus political wars when what is at stake is their children’s education.

GUEST POST FOR NFP WEEK! Blog Series: Uncharted Territory

By Emily. Total Whine – It is important as we introduce this series to understand that the Church upholds two primary purposes of sex and marriage: the good/ union of the spouses, and the procreation and education of children… the Church teachings are (clear) on this… In Canon Law, it states: “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized.” (Can. 1055 §1.)

Black Lives Matter: What’s a Parent to Do? by Janet E. Smith

By Janet E. Smith, EWTN News – Once you have set the stage by considering the history and broader context of the civil-rights movement, it’s important to recognize that not only is Black Lives Matter Global Network pro-abortion, it is Marxist and an advocate of gender ideology, and it even considers the nuclear family to be a Western prescription (as though that were in itself a flaw), despite research that shows the adverse effects of the decline of traditional family units. The key positions of Black Lives Matter Global Network are thoroughly incompatible with Catholic principles.

Failed Manhood: It’s Extremely Costly, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – The prevailing problem in America today, as well as in the Church — the root cause — is failed manhood. The tentacles of this problem have reached into every aspect of life — economic, psychological, emotional, spiritual. No area of the human experience has been left un-devastated by it… On the cultural level, failed manhood is manifested in numerous ways, from the so-called gay-rights movement to the gangs ruling the urban landscape. Each in their own ways, those two realities are living examples of what happens when manhood fails.

America, Post-Logic, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine – Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier, himself a black man, and archbishop of Durban, South Africa, has stated that “a brief study of the founding statement of ‘Black Lives Matter’ indicates the movement is being hijacked by the interests and parties committed to dismantling the very values, structure and institutions which have over the centuries undergird the best civilizations and cultures!” The cardinal, together with a rising number of other people of color, have denounced BLM for its renunciation of the nuclear family, its embrace of the LGBTQ+ consortium, and its promotion of abortion.

Cancel Culture is Coward Culture, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith,The Catholic Thing – The disgruntled, like the poor, we will always have with us. Grumbling is not just something God’s people do in the wilderness. It has been a common feature of human life… There will always be people who will complain. There have been bullies ever since Cain beat the life out of his brother Abel. What we have not always had in such large numbers are quite so many cowards who refuse to stand up to such people.

Little Hero: Boy Saves Sister From Dog Attack “If Someone Had to Die, I Thought it Should Be Me”, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” A six-year-old boy is a hero after saving his sister from a dog attack… On July 9, Bridger saw a neighbor’s dog charging at his little sister. He stood between them and the dog attacked him instead. After being bitten several times on the head and face, Bridger grabbed his sister’s hand and ran to safety, his Aunt Nikki Walker wrote on Instagram. He received 90 stitches to repair the damage on his head and face.

Thugs Killed an Innocent One-Year-Old. Now the Family Has Questions for Black Lives Matter. by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – “For the cowards that did this, you should be ashamed of yourself because everybody talk about Black Lives Matter, what about baby lives? What about teenager lives?” the one-year-old’s grandmother said during an interview with Fox News’ Lawrence Jones. “You took an innocent child from a mother and a father, as well as the grandparents, and I don’t think it’s fair.”… Based on the way city officials are conducting themselves following the child’s death, Davel Gardner Sr. said he doesn’t believe his son’s life mattered.

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents, by Kerry McDonald

By Kerry McDonald, The Stream – Many parents are balking at back-to-school, choosing instead to homeschool their children this fall… Gratefully, this virus seems to be sparing most children, and prominent medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics have urged schools to reopen this fall with in-person learning. For some parents, fear of the virus itself is a primary consideration in delaying a child’s return to school, especially if the child has direct contact with individuals who are most vulnerable to COVID-19’s worst effects.

What Father Martin Gets Wrong About ‘White Jesus’, by Jesse B. Russell

By Jesse B. Russell, Crisis Magazine – Father Martin seems especially annoyed that there exist some stained glass representations of Christ depict Our Lord as “the purest white—whiter than anyone else,” which makes for “terrible catechesis.” He worries that, if Christ is depicted as white, it might make some “feel left out.” The Jesuit suggests that “we should have Black Jesus in white churches, as a reminder of who Jesus was, and is, today. Because Jesus is best found in people that are outside your comfort zone.”

Notre Dame ‘Thrilled’ to Hire Pro-Abortion Homosexual Pete Buttigieg. Faithful Catholics Dismayed, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The Catholic University of Notre Dame has announced the hiring of Pete Buttigieg, a pro-abortion homosexual who is ‘married’ to another man, as a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Buttigieg is the former South Bend mayor who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way, by Darrell C. Scott

By Darrell C. Scott, American Conservative – “Black Lives Matter.”… We’ve.. witnessed a parade of elite corporations vocally and financially supporting the BLM movement… Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka.. pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support… While the company talks about “creating a better, more just world for everyone,” we do not see any Apple assembly plants in the black neighborhoods in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis or my home town of Cleveland, Ohio. A job is by far the best social program. So which black lives are Apple’s actions actually supporting?

Trump Pulls U.S. From WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today, President Trump said the relationship between the US and the WHO has ended. The president said China, which has pushed a forced abortion population control policy on its people for decades and killed more babies in abortions than any other nation, “has control” over the controversial agency… “China has total control over the WHO despite paying only $40 million per year compared to what the US has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said previously. “We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act.”

Texas Bishop: BLM ‘Dangerous’ (Video), by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler is directing Catholics to read the actual BLM statement to understand its real aims, underscoring the radical bent of BLM’s ideology… Branding the leftist group’s agenda “dangerous,” Strickland points to two disturbing points in particular… Another Texas Bishop, Mark Seitz, attended a BLM rally with parishioners and other clergy El Paso, Texas on June 1, holding a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter.”

FoxNews: Atlanta Mayor Calls for Citizens to Stop ‘Shooting Each Other’ After Murder of 8-Year-Old Near BLM Protest Site

By Gregg Re, Fox News – Secoriya Williamson, the father of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night…

Bloggers Discuss Being SAHMs “Stay at Home Moms”

Blog by Emily, Total Whine – For some women, this manifests as a decision to leave the workforce to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom (SAHM)… Unfortunately, as women make the best choice for their family, it can give way to something ugly. Women are hit with personal attacks on social media, unkind questions at family gatherings, and judgmental presumptions of strangers, just to name a few. It is incredibly isolating, and makes every SAHM look for camaraderie.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Reclaiming Fatherhood to Heal the Family

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I believe fatherhood – at least the fatherhood I was privileged to experience from my father and grandfathers, and the pastors of my youth – is on the brink of extinction. And I believe that a great deal of the unrest that we are experiencing right now – the growing violence, ideological extremism, militant secularism, immorality, polarization, and the epidemic of incivility – can be traced to the absence of strong, stabilizing father figures in people’s lives.

Pro-LGBT Clerics Push ‘Outreach 2020’, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – A group of pro-LGBT Church leaders are ignoring the call to chastity and encouraging Catholics with disordered sexual desires to “be themselves.”… The online conference, fronted by well known pro-LGBT advocates, offered little moral guidance to Catholics dealing with same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria… Jesuit homosexualist Fr. James Martin, who led the conference, summed up its aim, which did not include calling all Catholics to live according to all Ten Commandments… “We’re gathering together those who minister with LGBT Catholics in order to build community, share best practices and worship our Creator…

Father’s Day Video Contest Honors Men Across US Who Exemplify St. Joseph’s Virtues, by Pete Baklinski,

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – “We’re honoring men across America who exemplify the characteristics of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ. What does a ‘Joseph’s Heart’ man look like? He’s a man who honors and is faithful to the Word of God. He’s a hard-working and courageous man. He’s a man who will protect women and children and all the people who have been entrusted to his care,” she said.

How Fathers Can Help Restore the Family and Unite the Nation, by Sam Rohrer

By Sam Rohrer, CNSNews – Where are the fathers? A generation ago, the Supreme Court defied the God of heaven and declared legal the murder of our babies—and our fathers were silent… When the Ten Commandments were declared to be poison to our children’s minds, our pastors were silent. When the courts and culture continue to attack God’s model for family by redefining marriage and human sexuality, why is there such continuing silence?

Promise Keepers: Men, You DO Have a Say – and an Obligation, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – When a woman becomes pregnant, oftentimes her male partner pushes for abortion or simply deserts her – and pressures inflicted on her ultimately send her to an abortuary. Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, likens the situation to the biblical account of Adam and Eve and the apple when God inquired of Adam … and he blamed the woman God had made.

Did the Federalist Society Help Launch a Legal Persecution of Christians? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – But my real problem with the recent decision is that it will launch a persecution of Christians. And that’s something I oppose. I know, I know, “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” But that only really works with real live deadly martyrdom. A terrifying experience, surely, but usually over quickly, and followed by an eternity in heaven with Jesus Himself. That’s pretty much guaranteed, if you’re a martyr, most Christians believe. Many of us could face that, provided the death would be quick.

A Striking Display of Sophistry, by R. R. Reno

By R. R. Reno, First Things – Put simply, Bostock gives the LGBT movement a powerful bulldozer with which to demolish all public expressions of dissent from its agenda. This is a great irony. In the Civil Rights Act of the mid-1960s, Congress passed unprecedented legislation in order to counter a powerful social consensus against full equality for African Americans. It used the power of the law to protect an unpopular, poor, and disempowered minority. Now the Supreme Court is doing the opposite. …

Trump Guts Trans Privilege, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – “No American should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith,” said President Trump… President Donald Trump is taking a stand for religious freedom… On Friday, his administration finalized a regulation defining “gender” as a person’s biological sex, changing the 2016 rule in Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which defined gender identity as “one’s internal sense of gender.”… Trump’s new rule overturns and supplants the definition by Obama.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: George Floyd – All Lives Matter

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – A few days ago, in NY City, two black pro-life women were arrested on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood facility. PP had called the police to report the women. When the police arrived, they ordered (them) to disperse, saying that they were violating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s social distancing orders. When they refused to leave, the women were arrested… The night before (the women’s) arrest, NY City had been convulsed by yet another night of protesting, marred by widespread violence and looting. Thousands of people participated in these protests, congregating in tight spaces, often with absolutely no effort at preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Neil Gorsuch Helps Transform the Supreme Court Into the Supreme Legislature on LGBT Rights, by H. von Spakovksy & R. T. Anderson

By H. von Spakovksy & R. T. Anderson, The Stream – In what dissenting Justice Samuel Alito called one of the most “brazen abuse[s]” of the Supreme Court’s authority, a six-member majority of the court led by Justice Neil Gorsuch has rewritten Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the definition of “sex.”… Why bother trying to pass the proposed Equality Act when you can get the justices to make law for you?… Title VII prohibits an employer from failing or refusing “to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual … because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”

Your Only Goal Is to Arrive: To Survive Quarantine, You Need to Change Your Metrics, by Paul Ollinger

By Paul Ollinger, Forge – When our son was a year old, my pregnant wife and I endured a grueling day of travel from northern Michigan to Los Angeles, where we lived at the time… The fun was just beginning when our flight home finally took off… I shared my hellish tale with my colleague Jen, whose older children had taught her parenting strategies I hadn’t yet learned… Jen said. “When you travel with babies, your only goal is to arrive.”

Sep 16, 2019: Father Absence Is the Biggest Issue Facing Black America

PragerU, Sept. 16, 2019 – Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or absent fathers?… Candace Owens and Larry Elder show just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men–and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.

Black Conservative Advises, Move Past ‘Victimization…Into Freedom’.. “Our Central Problem is the Breakdown of the Family”

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “Our central problem is the breakdown of the family. Seventy-five percent of all black children are born out of wedlock. They don’t have a father… When I was growing up, men were everywhere. Everybody had a dad. A good one or a bad one, but they had one… There’s no social program, government intervention that’s going to take the place of that. We as black people need to put more focus and use our imagination to reinforce the institution of marriage and family.”

The Nuclear Family Is Indispensable, by Scott L. Buchanan

By Scott L. Buchanan, Public Discourse – That the nuclear or “traditional” family has rapidly unraveled in most of the Western world is hardly news. The ongoing demise of this particular type of kinship—composed of faithfully married men and women, along with the children they produce—is now so common that the persistence of intact family life often elicits surprise.

COG: Sanofi Pasteur Discontinues Aborted Fetal Polio Vaccine – Using Moral Cell Lines Instead

Children of God for Life – Children of God for Life announced the news that pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur has discontinued the production of their Poliovax vaccine that is produced using aborted fetal cell lines, MRC-5… In addition, Sanofi also switched the manufacturing of their Pentacel and Quadracel polio combination vaccines from using MRC-5 to the moral Vero (monkey) cells and will continue production of their separate polio vaccine, IPOL which also uses Vero cells. This means that for the first time in decades, Sanofi Pasteur will no longer have an aborted fetal version of polio vaccine.

Attack on Homeschooling, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Studies consistently show that parents choose homeschooling due to the overall environment of other schools, the quality of academic instruction and the lack of moral instruction… When looking at test scores, homeschooled children consistently outperform the general population of students… Looking at the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or the SAT, homeschoolers score about 72 points higher than the national average… Homeschoolers are still achieving well beyond their public school counterparts… Turning to the American College Test, or the ACT, the national average is 21 out of 36, whereas homeschoolers are just under 23 out of 36.

Church Attendance Essential to America’s Greatness, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Patriot Post – President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship “essential places that provide essential services” to the American people… “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend,” he said… The president raised eyebrows by declaring that he will “override” governors if they don’t do it… The president takes an oath of office during which he swears to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”.. The First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right to “free exercise” of religion.

Catholic Woman’s Online Education Org Helps Students With Intellectual, Learning Challenges, by Clare M. Merkowsky

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews – The Secret Garden Education Pathways seeks to help Catholic children with special needs “go to the heart of learning” — namely, the Catholic Faith — to further the student’s learning ability… Walsh said the first reason she decided to start this organization was the realization that students who have difficulties learning academically will also have trouble learning about the Faith… When she worked in a secular school, Walsh taught two Catholic high-schoolers. She asked them a question about Purgatory and learned that they knew nothing about their faith.

Improving the Odds for An Ethical Vaccine, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – If a vaccine for CO19 become available in the coming months, would you be comfortable taking a vaccine that was derived from: placental cells, tobacco leaves, bone marrow, insects, or the dismembered bodies of aborted children?… This is not a purely theoretical question. You may face that sort of choice.

Harvard Prof. Doubles Down: Many Homeschool Parents ‘Extreme Ideologues,’ Want to Raise Kids in Christian Faith, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, who caused a stir in April by calling for a near-total ban on homeschooling, doubled down in a recent interview, complaining that “many homeschooling parents are extreme ideologues, committed to raising their children” in evangelical Christian “belief systems.”… This apparently is very dangerous, according to Bartholet, “because society may not have the chance to teach them values important to the larger community, such as tolerance of other people’s views and values.”

The Other Virus Victims, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Mental health advocates are warning that government and health authorities are doing little to help people suffering from lockdown-related conditions… A new report published by mental health advocacy organization Well Being Trust is sounding the alarm that more than 75,000 people may die from “unprecedented economic failure paired with massive unemployment, mandated social isolation for months and possible residual isolation for years, and uncertainty caused by the sudden emergence of a novel, previously unknown microbe.”

The Stream: Anxiety From Reactions to COVID-19 Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years of Life Than Can Be Saved by Lockdowns

By Andrew Glen & James Agresti, The Stream – Based on a broad array of scientific data, “Just Facts” has computed that the anxiety created by reactions to COVID-19 — such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus — will destroy at least seven times more years of human life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns to control the spread of the disease. This figure is a bare minimum, and the actual one is likely more than 90 times greater.

Two Crucial Tests for Home Schooling, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Many home-schooling parents … have taken upon themselves the task of educating their children precisely because they don’t want to give those children an education comparable to what the public schools provide. In far too many public schools, students are more likely to learn about climate change and transgender rights than about the multiplication tables and ABCs.

Is Homeschooling ‘Dangerous’? Parents, Former Students Respond to Harvard Professor, by Mary Farrow

By Mary Farrow, Catholic News Agency – While coronavirus is forcing most families to make school at home work whether they want to or not, Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law at Harvard University and faculty director of the law school’s Child Advocacy Program, has argued that homeschooling is “dangerous.” Her views were featured in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine… Among other things, Bartholet argues that homeschooling puts children at risk of abuse by their parents, while if children were in public schools, they would be among teachers who are mandatory reporters of any suspected abuse that may be taking place.

Rights for LGBTs—But Not God, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – On the Saturday of the Easter Triduum, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed Senate Bill 868, called the Virginia Values Act, which “prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public or private employment, public spaces and credit transactions,”… The bill—which was submitted by Adam Ebbin, the first openly gay person elected to the Virginia Senate—makes Virginia the first Southern state to offer such protections for LGBTQ persons.

Keeping the ‘Catholic’ in Catholic Distance Learning, by Patrick Reilly

By Patrick Reilly, National Catholic Register – Faithful Catholic schools are far better for Catholics than public schools. But how do they maintain their distinctive advantage when students are forced to stay home?… In important ways, Catholic schools are doing just that with the help of students’ parents. And in this time of anxiety and isolation, the special character of Catholic schools is more important than ever….

The Strange Battle of Staying Home, by Haley Stewart

By Haley Stewart, Public Discourse – Well, here I am now, with a pandemic sweeping away all traces of normalcy, and I’m doing my fair share of unraveling. I’m not in the trenches. I’m not a heroic healthcare worker risking exposure in order to save lives, experiencing the trauma of an overwhelmed and ill-equipped system collapsing around them. I’m not a brilliant scientist racing against the clock to find a vaccine. I am not a priest offering anointing of the sick to those gravely ill with the virus. I am not being asked to make any of those extraordinary sacrifices. I’m just in my house with an internet connection and my family. We have plenty of food, and so far—praise God—we are healthy. I’m not on the front lines of this battle against a faceless enemy.

Breakdown of the Family, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – The family, as it has been known throughout human history, is no longer recognizable… The legalization of contraception, abortion, and no-fault divorce during the 20th century has played a pivotal role in the destruction of the family we see today. Likewise, as cohabitation continues its climbing trend, marriage rates will continue to plummet… Stephen Wynne interviews Fr. Donald Calloway, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. Father Calloway is known around the world for his conversion to the Catholic Church and his journey to the priesthood.

Matrimony Amid Coronavirus: Couples Face Small Ceremonies, Postponement, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – The global coronavirus pandemic has derailed many things for Americans, including access to the sacraments — and weddings are not exempt from the restrictions… As the coronavirus reached more than 11,000 cases and 150 fatalities in the U.S. on March 19, many Catholic couples have made difficult decisions about whether to proceed with spring weddings — adjusting them to meet small-gathering guidelines — or to postpone their weddings indefinitely in a time of uncertainty.

America: ‘At Home’ With Absurd Consumer Excess, by Addison Del Mastro

By Addison Del Mastro, American Conservative – Every culture has a custom or symbol that encapsulates its entire way of life. For example, a salami hanging from the ceiling of a cramped neighborhood deli is Italy. Japan is a tea ceremony or an orderly subway rush hour. And for us, that condensed cultural symbol is not the Declaration of Independence or the ragtag militia or the all-American con man with a bridge to sell you. ….

Male and Female He Created Them. And for a Good Reason, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – It has been just six years since I wrote Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, warning against the fantasy that two members of the same sex can marry one another, when they cannot even have sexual relations but can only mimic them. I founded my arguments not upon Scripture or the teaching of the Church—indeed I did not refer to them at all—but upon common observation, historical and cultural precedent, and the biology of male and female.

The Least Among Us, to Whom We Owe the Most: Our Elderly, at Greatest Coronavirus Risk, by John Zmirak

John Zmirak, The Stream – As I wrote earlier this week, the Coronavirus crisis touches me close to home, since someone I love very much has a compromised immune system. In fact, several people do. And none of them are elderly. Two nephews half my age, for instance. They have medical conditions requiring drugs that suppress immunity as an unhappy side-effect. Now, most of those people live 1,000 or more miles away. So while I might worry about them, I don’t have to worry about picking up the virus and unknowingly infecting them. But the most important person on that list lives right here, and I see her every day.

Sister Mary Catharine Perry: I’m a Nun and I’ve Been Social Distancing for 29 Years. Here Are Tips for Staying Home Amid Coronavirus Fears. 

By Sister Mary Catharine Perry, as told to Cassidy Grom, – For the past 29 years, I’ve chosen to practice social distancing… The coronavirus is forcing many people in New Jersey and across the world to stay home, limit outside contact — and in a way, start living life like cloistered nuns… It is interesting that a lot of people are frightened by this extended time at home because the core structure of society is the family unit… “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!” people say. Well, this could be it… People say they want peace and quiet. Then when it is thrown in their lap, they panic. They don’t know how to be alone… Stop. Be still. You can either waste this period of social-distancing and be frustrated, or you can choose to make it the best it can be.

Family Is Still Society’s Bedrock, by Robin Smith

By Robin Smith, Patriot Post – Yes, there’s a pandemic of coronavirus (SARS-CoV2, a.k.a. COVID19) that began in China. Yes, there have been locusts descending on the crops of East Africans. Wars and rumors of war are here. Oh, let’s go all in with words written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy: “In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control… We’re living in times that are apocalyptic by definition. Yet, we can still make an impact and change course. Let’s look at one such place to make positive change — our approach to family.

Boys Must be Separated from Childhood to be Men, by Jason Craig

By Jason Craig, Catholic Exchange – In Rudyard Kipling’s coming-of-age novel Captains Courageous, a spoiled, rich teenager named Harvey is initiated into manhood through a series of adventures on a fishing vessel. Separated from his wealthy family, he gets thrown in with real men, the sort with quick wits, short tempers, and gritty virtue. Prior to the fishing adventure, Harvey had spent his entire childhood and early teens being ushered around the world by his mother ….

Sanctuary Cities Now Shielding Criminal Illegal Immigrants From ICE, Resulting in Horrific Crimes, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – They say they want to protect “undocumented” aliens. The sanctuary cities won’t let ICE take them. But most say they’ll give up illegal immigrants who have been charged or convicted of serious crimes. Sanctuaries send ICE the fingerprints of those incarcerated… Illegal immigrants are called “illegal” because they commit a crime by being in this country without permission. But still, most aren’t criminals in any other way. They’re not threats… And at least the sanctuary cities help ICE protect America from the criminals. Or do they?

The Courage to Be Chaste, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – People with same-sex attraction have been let down both by society and the Church. What they keep hearing by Church representatives like Fr. James Martin is “God made you gay.”… Yet people who struggle with same-sex inclinations know it is not normal. Natural moral law — the law that God put into the heart of every person — and nature itself know same-sex sexual activity is wrong… The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2357: Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” …

Feminism’s Unexpected Cure, by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, The Catholic Thing – Feminism, by its nature, is a vain effort to look to ourselves for answers, at the cost of constant comparing of ourselves to others. Its first impulse is to have what men have. Starting with Eve, women have always sought that which we don’t have – from the forbidden fruit to the perfect job, partner, property, wardrobe, body, etc… The feminist quest has left no stone unturned, no rule or duty un-flaunted, and no commandment sacred. The evidence shows that it continues to disappoint, leaving a trail of broken and wounded women, while leading to further confusion about what makes us women.

Have We Been Doing Catholic Women’s Messaging Wrong? by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, National Catholic Register – Recently, two alarming studies have surfaced showing just how uneducated Catholics are about key issues, particularly the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the immorality of abortion… As talking heads scramble to both help explain and remedy this situation, one question hasn’t been addressed: Are we doing the messaging wrong when it comes to educating women about the Catholic faith? Reaching Catholic women is a vital issue. As the heart of the family, what the mother values will largely imprint itself on the whole family. Satan knew of this influence when he targeted Eve and the pattern has repeated itself ever since. If you get the women, you get everyone.

Governor Accused of Trying ‘End Run’ Around Parents, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Michigan’s Democratic governor wants abortion to receive a special status in the state’s schools – a move opposed by one of the state’s pro-family groups… Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants the legislature to move on a proposal to allow school personnel to refer students for abortions. Dan Jarvis, research and policy director at Michigan Family Forum, tells OneNewsNow that current law bars schools from taking any steps to refer a student for an abortion.

Do You Suffer From Egalitarian Parenting Syndrome? by John K. Rosemond

By John K. Rosemond, ParentGuru – Today, the typical American parent practices—and, to be fair, unwittingly—what I call Egalitarian Parenting (aka Postmodern Psychological Parenting). The parents in question lack confidence in the legitimacy of their authority and behave, therefore, as if the parent-child relationship is constituted of equals. The general result is children who are flush with esteem for their “bad” selves but deficient in respect for their elders. Fifty years ago, such children were called, among other things, insufferable.

Bp. Strickland Wants Catholic Charity Investigated for Touting Condoms, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Catholic Relief Services promotes condom use, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute, and one U.S. bishop is calling for an investigation into the findings… This week, the Lepanto Institute shed light on a number of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) documents that discuss and encourage the use of condoms in the name of combating the spread of sexually transmitted diseases… CRS is an international charity founded by the U.S. bishops’ conference.

The Nuclear Family Is Still Indispensable, by Wilcox, Boyd

By W. Bradford Wilcox, Hal Boyd, The Atlantic – The nuclear family is disintegrating—or so Americans might conclude from what they watch and read. The quintessential nuclear family consists of a married couple raising their children. But from Oscar-winning Marriage Story’s gut-wrenching portrayal of divorce or the Harvard sociologist Christina Cross’s New York Times op-ed in December, “The Myth of the Two-Parent Home,” discounting the importance of marriage for kids, one might draw the conclusion that marriage is more endangered than ever—and that this might not be such a bad thing.

The Assault on Fatherhood is Hitting Married Men Just as Hard as It’s Hitting Priests

By Kevin Wells, LifeSiteNews – Mostly, though, I zeroed in on those moments when I was most disconsolate, when recovery didn’t seem in the cards. I had a single thought then: Soon, I will be judged by God. And what wasn’t running through my head were the great whoppers of sins from my past; what harrowed me were those things I chose not to do. Omissions, wide-sweeping and plenteous, were like sharks gathering in my conscience… I asked Krista to have others pray for my soul. Too late now, I knew, to get to work.

Transgender Reading Day a Good Day for Students to Miss, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Parents are urged to keep kids home on Thursday if their children’s school is participating in the annual reading of “I am Jazz.”… On February 27, the Human Rights Campaign is holding its annual readings of I Am Jazz in schools across the country. It’s the story of Jazz Jennings – a boy who transitioned to a girl at a very young age… Mission America Founder Linda Harvey contends the controversial book is nothing more than LGBTQ propaganda… “It’s another effort by the Human Rights Campaign and the National Education Association – the mighty teachers’ union – to push the LGBTQ agenda down the throats of little kids.”

‘Make the Family Great Again’ Petition Reaches State Dept., by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – The U.S. State Department is being urged to advocate the recognition of several essential family rights:
“The right of every child to a relationship with his or her natural mother and father – except for an unavoidable tragedy”
“The right of every person to know the identity of his or her biological parents”
“The right to life from conception to natural death”
“The right of families to educate their own children in their faith tradition and values – without being undermined by the state”

Italy May Be Dying: ‘Lowest’ Birth Rate ‘Ever Recorded’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – taly’s incredibly low number of births in 2019, the “lowest level ever recorded,” indicates a serious problem that “concerns the very existence of our country,” said Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters… Data from Italy’s national statistics agency, ISTAT, show there were 435,000 births in 2019, which was 5,000 lower than in 2018, “the lowest level ever recorded in Italy” since records started in 1861… In addition, last year there were 647,000 deaths, which was 14,000 more than in 2018.

Seattle Archbishop: Gay Catholic Teachers Face ‘Particular Consequences’

By – Archbishop Paul Etienne, “Those who teach in our schools are required to uphold our teaching in the classroom and to model it in their personal lives,” he wrote. “We recognize and support the right of each individual to make choices. We also understand that some choices have particular consequences for those who represent the Church in an official capacity.”

Obsession for Contraception and Abortion at The United Nations Population Fund, by Edwin Benson

By Edwin Benson, Return to Order – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is mounting a worldwide campaign to promote abortion and contraception, and they want you to pay for it. Their 2019 Report asks for $264 billion. The United States pays twenty-two percent of the expenses of the U.N. Combine those two numbers, and the U.S. share is a shade over $58 billion. That money ultimately comes from your federal taxes… A quick look at the UNFPA web site quickly reveals the feminist orientation of the organization. The first line on the page is “Ensuring rights and choices for all.”

Biologists in WSJ: Only Two Sexes, Male and Female, There is No Sex ‘Spectrum’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In a powerful commentary in the Feb. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal, biologists Colin Wright and Emma Hilton explain that, scientifically, there are only two sexes, male and female, and there is no sex “spectrum.” They also stress that “biologists and medical professionals” must stop being politically correct and “stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex.”… With the phenomenon of some men saying they “identify” as women and some women saying they “identify” as men, or any “gender identity” combination therein, “we see a dangerous and anti-scientific trend toward the outright denial of biological sex,” state the biologists Wright and Hilton.

This Catholic Parish Has Helped Hundreds Find Jobs, by Jim Graves

By Jim Graves, EWTN News – Monday mornings at a restaurant in Irvine, California, volunteers from nearby St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) Parish meet with two to seven unemployed job seekers to offer them helpful tips so that they may find new jobs. The SEAS Employment Ministry was launched during the 2008 recession and has since helped hundreds find gainful employment… Church might not be the first place people think of when they need help finding a job, said Michael Aimola, co-director of the ministry with Virginia Sullivan and Brian Wolf and a volunteer since its launch, “but we have people sitting in the pews Sunday after Sunday who need help finding jobs, so why not offer them the help they need?”

Betsy DeVos Budget Proposal Slashes Education Department in Half

By Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner – DeVos proposes in the budget that the department cease overseeing nearly $20 billion in federal money that goes to various K-12 public school programs such as “Indian Education” and “21st Century Community Learning Centers.” Instead, that money would roll into one block, and states would receive their share to spend on the local level… For teachers unions, the utterance of the word “local” is akin to throwing holy water on the possessed. “Local” means cutting out high-level bureaucrats and shrinking the power of lobbyists…

Msgr. Charles Pope: An Amusing Look at Familial Love in a Commercial

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The commercial below shows a glimpse of the special kind of love that we call familial love. The Greeks called it storge (στοργή), and the Romans called it pietas. Both words refer to familial love, the natural or instinctual affection between parent and child. Michelangelo’s “Pieta,” depicting Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus with tenderness and sorrow, demonstrates beautifully the meaning of pietas.

CNA: After Priest Says Pedophilia ‘Doesn’t Kill Anyone,’ Bishop Tobin Responds

By Catholic News Agency – Rhode Island’s Catholic bishop has responded to controversy over a series of remarks from a priest in his diocese, which began with the Eucharist and pro-choice politicians, and seemed eventually to diminish the gravity of child sexual abuse… “In the context of the present public discussion, it is important to affirm that both the sexual abuse of minors and abortion are horrific, immoral actions that have very serious, harmful consequences,” Bishop Thomas Tobin said in a Feb. 13 statement… “It is never acceptable to underestimate the harm caused by sexual abuse of minors,” Bishop Tobin added.

A Solution for Keeping Your Cash From Left-Wing Corporations, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “What we’re dealing with as conservatives and Christians is that for 50 years we’ve allowed the Left to structure our society in a way in which we are actually funding the attack on our values,” says Black. “2nd Vote for nine years has been focused on retail dollars and donated dollars trying to educate people on how this is structured and to, whenever possible, stop putting your dollars into basically the offering plate to these radical efforts.”

This Church Is Bucking Trends of Lethargy, Secularism, by Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Stream – “There are no easy answers,” said David Kinnaman, president of The Barna Group. “Everyone in church ministry is really struggling to know how to practice faith leadership in a divided culture.”… The Barna Group released results of an extensive national survey of Protestant pastors. Fully 72 percent of pastors ranked “watered-down gospel teachings” as their greatest concern… “It’s interesting how two of the top three issues are about the church’s own faithful witness,” said Kinnaman in a phone interview. “Then the other big concern is about the cultural shift to secularism.”

US Bishop Declares ‘Person Cannot Change His or her Gender’ in New Pastoral Guidelines, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring. LifeSiteNews – In a sensitively worded but thoroughly-grounded-in-truth pastoral guide regarding the handling of gender identity issues in his diocese, Bishop Thomas Paprocki declared unequivocally, “A person cannot change his or her gender,” and “should accept and seek to live in conformity with his or her sexual identity as determined at birth.”… While the diocese encourages professional counseling for those who suffer from gender dysphoria, Bishop Paprocki has made clear that certain policies regarding the Diocese of Springfield are non-negotiable. …

Why Mothers Now Weep for Their Children, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, CNSNews – The (Superbowl) halftime show is not the only sign that things are worse. There are others that are also terrifying in their corrupting power… One of these is the ever-growing presence of drag queens, especially in their story hours that target pre-school children in public libraries and elementary schools. The scandalous scenes of garish drag queens are everywhere, exposing small children to highly sexualized and revealing shows… Once again, we sense the desire to corrupt. The drag queen spokesmen are very clear in what they desire and who they wish to reach. They seek out children, some as young as three years old.

Ephesians: The Remarkable Letter That Just Happens to Mention Husbands and Wives, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Remember this suggestion that Christ’s headship is for the Church. We will see two similar references as the letter sweeps along. But now, in chapter 2, Paul wants the Ephesians, as Gentiles, to know that they too have been made alive in Christ, though they were dead through sin. Thus the old way of living must give way to the grace of Christ, for “by grace you have been saved through faith”, which is “the gift of God” (2:5,8). Paul reminds them of their former condition—that as Gentiles (non-Jews) they were not only in sin but cut off even from the promises, “having no hope and without God in the world” (2:11-12).

The Rainbow Shakedown, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The annual Rainbow Shakedown of America’s corporations continues. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released its Corporate Equality Index for 2020. They announced it at Davos, no less. The Corporate Equality Index is the annual threat to corporate America that they better step into line with the gay elite because hell hath no fury as a rainbow scorned. It is reminiscent of what Jesse Jackson used to pull back in the day when his Rainbow Coalition had a slightly different meaning.

Marxism Sugarcoated And Forcefed To Schoolchildren As ‘Equity’, by Marina Medvin

By Marina Medvin, Townhall – “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” -Karl Marx, 1875… This Marxist socialist principle refers to forced redistribution of goods, capital and services to those the governing body in charge deems in need. Marxism is the philosophy that has led to the darkest levels of poverty for the Soviets, East Germans, Venezuelans, and all others who tried it. But the neoliberals of the United States have decided to ignore things such as historical examples of utter failure, and instead chose to take a Utopian, pollyanna approach to the fairytale they crafted of socialism.

The Democrats ‘Transition’ to Radical Gender Ideology, by Kevin Burke

By Kevin Burke, Crisis Magazine – If you support Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, or Bernie Sanders, you’d better pay close attention to what they are saying about the transgender movement. If elected in November, their administration will have a direct impact on your son’s or daughter’s long-term emotional and physical health, especially if they are on the autism spectrum… Wrapped in the manipulative mantle of civil rights, politicians are advancing this radical ideology that is literally mutilating and poisoning our youth… Joe Biden tweeted: “Let’s be clear: Transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time. There is no room for compromise when it comes to basic human rights.”

Parent Guide: How To Undo Liberal Revisionist History Lessons At Home, Marina Medvin

By Marina Medvin, Townhall – A well-educated, keen child is less likely to fall victim to the revisionist movement that has claimed the Millennial generation. Millennials have been brainwashed into adoring socialism, with 70 percent saying they would vote for a socialist. They have not been taught about the Holocaust. Millennials have been conditioned to sympathize with terrorists. They oppose free speech for those who disagree with them. Generation Z, the Millennial successor, is likely to unwittingly fall deeper and deeper into the propaganda movement that followed Obama’s election. Don’t let the next generation, our elementary school children, get trampled by leftist ideologues.

Fr. James Martin: ‘Church Must Stop Firing Married LGBT People’, by Dorothy C. McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Fr. James Martin, S.J, 59, discusses his beliefs concerning the Catholic faith and homosexuality on this week’s video… “In the US, the Church must stop firing married [sic] LGBT people from their positions in Catholic institutions,” the Catholic priest said… “Because if you’re going to fire people for not following Church teaching that would include a lot more than just married [sic] LGBT people,” Martin continued… “Otherwise, you’re not enforcing Church teaching: you’re engaging in discrimination.”

A New Paradigm for a Liberal Arts Education? by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Here’s my radical proposal. Every student should learn a skill with a master craftsman. It could be such skills as plumber, electrician, bricklayer, farmer, auto mechanic, carpenter, furniture maker, or any number of others. The primary goal would be to introduce the students to a practice requiring discipline and excellence, where the results are concrete and obvious.

The Billionaires Behind the LGBT Movement, by Jennifer Bilek

By Jennifer Bilek, First Things – Gays and lesbians were underdogs, vastly outnumbered and loosely organized, sometimes subject to discrimination and abuse… Today’s movement, however, looks nothing like that band of persecuted outcasts. The LGBT rights agenda—note the addition of “T”—has become a powerful, aggressive force in American society. Its advocates stand at the top of media, academia, the professions, and, most important, Big Business and Big Philanthropy. Consider the following case.

Chastity Speaker’s Web Traffic, Youtube Views Skyrocket in Wake of LGBT Campaign to Silence Him, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Pressure from LGBT activists may be behind the cancellation of talks in Ireland by a well-known U.S. Catholic chastity speaker, but this hasn’t stopped his message from getting out… “Yesterday our web traffic at went up 150% in one day,” (said) Jason Evert, founder of The Chastity Project… “We’re very grateful for all the additional youtube hits and people clicking through our videos,” he added, indicating that the Irish media’s attempt to keep him from speaking may have been futile.

Why Are So Many Young People Unhappy? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – America — and much of the rest of the West, but I will confine my discussion to America — was founded on two sets of values: Judeo-Christian and American. This combination created the freest, most opportunity-giving, most affluent country in world history. This is not chauvinism. It is fact. And it was regarded as such throughout the world. That is why France gave America — and only America — the Statue of Liberty. That’s why people from every country on Earth so wanted to immigrate to America — and still do.

The Golden Globes, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – I am astonished at the success the Great Progressive Propaganda Machine (GPPM) has had at promoting the moral acceptability of abortion and homosexuality… Homosexual practice, on the other hand, is widely seen to be a good in itself, at least for those persons deemed to have been “born that way.” More than half the nation believes that it is not just a tolerable thing, but a positively good thing, for two men or two women to have sexual intercourse with one another; for in doing so they are acting in accordance with their nature…

Fundamental Transformation of a Nation, Culture: The Decade in Review, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – The shift has been unprecedented — and far beyond anyone’s imagination in 2008. It was signaled most conspicuously mid-decade, in June 2015, when the Obama White House — the nation’s first house — was illuminated in the colors of the “LGBTQ” rainbow on the day of the Obergefell decision, when the Supreme Court by a one-vote margin rendered unto itself the ability to redefine marriage… and imposed this previously nonexistent “constitutional right” on all 50 states.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Decade Marriage Died

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Less than a decade ago, President Barack Obama was opposed to same-sex “marriage.” So was just about everybody else. Legislatures and pluralities of people in state after state voted in favor of marriage amendments that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman… I can vividly remember how as few as seven to ten years ago, many people treated same-sex “marriage” as an absurd proposal, just one more outlandish idea cooked up by social progressives that would never get off the ground. Obviously, only a man and a woman could get married. To claim otherwise was madness.

Our Real Existential Crisis: Extinction, by Patrick Buchanan

By Patrick Buchanan, American Conservative – For many First World countries, there are more compelling concerns. High among them is population decline, and, if birth rates do not rise, the near-extinction of many Western peoples by this century’s end… Consider. The number of births in Japan fell in 2019 to a level unseen since 1874, around 900,000. But there were 1.4 million deaths for a net loss of 512,000 Japanese. An even larger loss in Japan’s population is expected this year… “The Death of the West is not a prediction of what is going to happen. It is a depiction of what is happening now. First World nations are dying…”…

Texas Values: Austin Schools Deceiving Parents Again, by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis

By Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Texas state law forbids public schools from working with abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood to present explicit sex-ed curriculum, but Austin Independent School District cooperated with Canadian-based Alberta Health Services – and yet claimed it did no such thing… According to Texas Values, the conservative group presented an open records request after Austin schools told the media that Alberta’s sex-ed lessons were obtained online for free, hence there were no agreement with the abortion provider nor any “legal concerns” about violating the state law.

Transgenderism Is Not Normal, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – What are your pronouns? How do you self-identify? As recently as when I was in college, earlier this young century, those two questions would have elicited confusion, if not mockery. Now, they are increasingly part of the grammar of our introductions to others. During an LGBTQ town hall this past fall, Sen. Kamala Harris stated that her pronouns were “she” and “her.” It is becoming common to hear people introduce themselves and “self-identify” by sexual, gender, racial, or ethnic classifiers.

No, Cardinal Marx, the Church Cannot Bless Same-Sex Couples, by Eduardo J. Echeverria

By Eduardo J. Echeverria, The Catholic Thing – Once again, the German archbishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, responded positively to the question, “What do you do when a homosexual couple asks you for an episcopal blessing.”  He claims not to be promoting a general ecclesial solution and, hence, a general public liturgical blessing for same-sex relations. And he even rejects calling such a relationship marriage. Nevertheless, he says, “the decision should be made ‘on the ground, and [considering] the individual under pastoral care’.”

Fr. Maurice Meschler: How Joseph Was a Husband to Mary

By Fr. Maurice Meschler, Catholic Exchange – In Holy Scripture special emphasis is given to the fact that Saint Joseph was the husband of Mary: “Jacob begot Joseph, the hus­band of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ” (Matt. 1:16). From this circumstance the weightiest consequences result for Saint Joseph, above all, his relationship to Mary, which was threefold.

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 30)

“Anna recognized the coming of Christ and gave thanks to God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 2:36-40 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter […]

Hallmark Bullied and Threatened in Name of Tolerance, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – The Hallmark Channel controversy is only the tip of a far-left iceberg over the bullying tactics of radical homosexual activists… The family-friendly channel, which is especially known this time of year for its sappy Christmas movies, at first apologized for airing an ad that featured two lesbians kissing only to apologize for its apology when homosexual activists bombarded it with complaints… Anne Paulk of Restored Hope Network says Hallmark wisely listened to their core audience but then Big Gay pounced… “What they did in consenting to the audience’s needs angered the gay community,” she says, “and GLAAD, of course, was going to stand against that.”

The Trojan Horse Of Gender Ideology, by Rod Dreher

By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative – Earlier today, I wrote about how the issue of gender ideology might be one on which the Democratic Party is Corbynizing itself — that is, staying pure to the radicalism of its leadership, but getting way too far ahead of the public. I want to write something specifically about transgenderism, and why critical Attention Must Be Paid. None of this is being talked about outside relatively narrow circles. It is never in the mainstream media, which, as we know, will not waver from its agenda to advocate for and normalize transgenderism. Many priests and pastors won’t touch it, nor will Republican politicians, because they are all terrified of being labeled as bigots.

It’s Time to Ban Porn, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – It’s true that pornography is not the same thing as taking an innocent life, as abortion is. Yet there are few public health crises afflicting our nation on the same scale and at the same level of damage as that of pornography addiction. Between five to eight percent of the adult population in the United States is either addicted to pornography or engages in problematic porn use. Almost a third of men between ages 18 and 30 use it daily. Scientific studies are discovering that its effects on the brain are similar to that of compulsive drug use. More than fifty percent of divorce proceedings cite an “obsessive interest” in pornography.

A Dreaded Subject No More, by Charlie Butts

“Children are naturally pro-life, and I believe that as adults we can foster that natural inclination and be more intentional about creating a culture of life from a very young age,” the pro-lifer tells OneNewsNow… So she encourages parents to no longer consider abortion a dreaded subject… “My motivation for writing this book was really something that would replace the fear of talking about hard things with tools that would allow adults to articulate a pro-life view to their children … appropriately,” Bomberger shares.

‘Birth Tourism’ and the 14th Amendment, by Lewis Morris

By Lewis Morris, Patriot Post – The Center for Immigration Studies has released a new report that tracks the number of children born to foreign nationals in the United States, as well as the extent of what could be called “birth tourism.” The numbers are worrisome… Using federal statistics for the second half of 2016 and the first half of 2017, the latest reliable data available, CIS estimates that 39,000 babies were born to foreign students, guest workers, and others on long-term temporary visas. There were an additional 33,000 births to tourists. This is in addition to the estimated 300,000 children born in the U.S. each year to illegal immigrants.

The Rainbow Mafia’s Hallmark Card, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Not so fast. The Rainbow Mafia isn’t defeated so easily, because no one uses pressure tactics better. As Allie Beth Stuckey put it, “The left doesn’t like other people playing the game they created.” Within hours, Hallmark reversed its decision, issuing a groveling apology for making the “wrong decision” and “for the hurt and disappointment this has caused.” Hilariously, the company claimed, “It is never Hallmark’s intention to be divisive or generate controversy.” But without the remotest sense of self-awareness, Hallmark went on to tout its LGBTQ-friendly record and promise to work “with GLAAD to better represent the LGBTQ community across our portfolio of brands.”

Almost 6M Off Food Stamps After All-Time High Under Obama, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – A new report reveals that more than 5.9 million people have dropped off food stamps with new work requirements and the burgeoning economy of President Donald Trump – just six years after food stamp levels hit an all-time high under former President Barack Obama in 2013… With the unemployment rate hitting a 50-year low at 3.5 percent this fall and reaching all-time record low rates for blacks, Hispanics and women, the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that 5,975,739 Americans have discontinued using food stamps…

Mayor Pete Blasts Hallmark Channel for Pulling Kissing Lesbians Commercial, by Todd Starnes

By Todd Starnes, The Stream – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is blasting the Hallmark Channel’s decision to pull four television commercials that featured a lesbian couple kissing… “Families are built on love — no matter what they look like,” Buttigieg, the first openly gay presidential candidate, tweeted Sunday. “Being ‘family friendly’ means honoring love, not censoring difference.”… In other words, “wholesome” Mayor Pete believes the reason for the season is forcing children to watch lesbians making out on the Hallmark Channel.

God’s Money Doing the Devil’s Work, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – They say the homosexual scenes in the new Elton John biopic are the most titillating ever in a mainstream movie. They make Brokeback Mountain look like Bringing Up Baby. Less discussed, perhaps, is the fact that ordinary Catholic pew-sitters paid for it via their Peter’s Pence donations to the Pope… The cash came from a fairly small Malta-based investment fund called Centurion Global, which is run by Enrico Crasso, who has been much lauded by the Vatican Secretary of State and the Pope. It turns out the Vatican is by far the biggest investor in this fund which has been charged with all sorts of shenanigans.

Christians Are Dumping Netflix Over Blasphemous ‘Gay Jesus’ Comedy, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger , LifeSiteNews – Disgust continues to swell over a “Christmas special” on Netflix depicting Jesus Christ as a closeted homosexual, with Bishop Joseph Strickland of Texas joining almost two million others in speaking out against it. Some, including the bishop, have gone as far as to cancel their subscriptions to the video streaming service… On Sunday, Strickland announced that he had canceled his subscription to the video streaming service over the blasphemous production. Many on social media shared that they have done the same, and condemned Netflix for airing the special: Just cancelled Netflix….hardly have time to watch it anyway but blasphemers don’t deserve a penny of support!

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Shut Down the Pornography Industry

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – The sexual revolution promised more sex and more pleasure; instead, it delivered a generation of men (and, increasingly, women) who objectify others, treating them as mere objects to be used and abused for their sexual exploits and pleasure. Pornography teaches us to pursue self-gratification at all costs, inculcating, especially in men, the mindset of using others for sex and then discarding them as if discarding an empty plastic container.

One Million Moms Calls Out Hallmark Channel for LGBT Cave, Same-Sex ‘Wedding’ Ad, by Calvin Freiburger 

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The pro-family organization One Million Moms has joined the chorus of Americans urging the Hallmark Channel not to trade its traditional values for LGBT “representation,” as with the channel’s recent airing of a commercial featuring a lesbian “wedding.”… For years, the Hallmark Channel’s made-for-TV movies have been a source of wholesome comfort entertainment in contrast to Hollywood’s increasingly “woke” output, but that may be changing in the near future. …

‘Fairness for All’ Is Well Intentioned but Inadequate and Misguided

By Ryan T. Anderson, The Daily Signal – Working to find legislative compromise can be a good thing. But not every bill that calls itself a compromise is a good compromise… And that, sadly, is the case with the so-called “Fairness for All” legislation introduced Friday… Despite the undoubted good will of those who drafted and introduced the legislation, and despite some meaningful though insufficient protections for religious liberty, the bill is not in fact fair for all. Its protections for religious liberty come at the high cost of enshrining a misguided sexual and gender ideology into federal law.

German Bishops Proclaim Homosexuality ‘Normal,’ Adultery ‘Not Grave’, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – The Commission for Marriage and Family of the German Bishops’ Conference has come to a consensus that homosexuality is a “normal form of sexual predisposition.”.. Two German prelates have also claimed that Amoris Laetitia teaches that sexual relationships formed after a divorce are neither gravely sinful nor a bar to the reception of Holy Communion… The consultation, which included a panel of bishops, sexologists, moral theologians, dogmatic theologians, and canon lawyers, took place in Berlin and concluded on December 4. The timing of the event coincided with the German bishops’ departure along their own “synodal path.”

African Bishops Raise Concern Over the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Set for Nairobi

Kenya CitizenTV – The Kenya Conference of Catholic bishops on behalf of the catholic church in Kenya has raised concerns over the ICPD 25 conference, scheduled to take place in Nairobi from the 12th to 14th of this month. Their position is that the summit, under the guise of advancement and development of women, is advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as comprehensive sexuality education

Will the Supreme Court Stand Up for Reality? by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Patriot Post – Does a 50-year-old law banning discrimination based on sex mean employers must treat biological men who identify as women as if they are women? That’s the question the Supreme Court will consider Tuesday when it hears arguments in Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… The Supremes’ answer could have enormous implications for women’s rights… the directors at this family-owned business follow a basic dress code: Men wear dark business suits; women wear skirt suits. The dress code complies with federal law.

Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Wants to Make More Christmas Movies Focused on LGBT Characters, by Alana Mastrangelo

By Alana Mastrangelo, Breitbart – According to the entertainment news outlet, it’s not enough for gay characters to simply be present in films, they should also be the main characters, taking center stage… The report added that executives at Hallmark parent company Crown Media and Lifetime have expressed that in the future, they hope to “remedy” what they see as an issue of their movies not having enough LGBTQ representation… “We are continuing to expand our diversity”…

Women Who Use Birth Control Have Smaller Brain Region Affecting Hormones, Sexual Behavior, And More, Study Finds, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller – Using birth control is linked to having a smaller region of the brain that affects hormones, sexual behavior, and more, a study released Thursday found… The study, which examined the effects of oral contraceptive pills (OCP) on the hypothalamus region of the brain, found that women who use the birth control have a smaller hypothalamus size than women who don’t use it… The hypothalamus plays a vital role in releasing hormones, regulating body temperature, maintaining daily physiological cycles, controlling appetite, managing sexual behavior, and regulating emotional responses.

What’s in Your Children’s Vaccines? by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The health care and pharmaceutical industries are in unison in their defense of vaccines as being beneficial to society and the surest way to safeguard children from debilitating diseases. Nevertheless, the controversy about their moral implications and health risks has not died… Among health concerns are their purported links to autism, cancer and auto-immune disease. Despite evidence to the contrary, many parents still believe their children’s autism has been caused by their vaccines.

U.S. Catholic Bishop: LGBT Indoctrination is ‘Child Abuse’

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Commenting on a video that shows how pro-LGBT propaganda is being taught on a popular YouTube-based series for kids, U.S. Bishop Joseph Strickland, who oversees the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, tweeted that this so-called education is “evil” and constitutes “CHILD ABUSE.”… “We must STOP THIS INSANITY!!” said the bishop… The video is from an episode of “Sex Ed School” on the Shaftesbury Kids’ YouTube channel, which is run by Shaftesbury in Toronto, Canada.

Minno: A New Digital Media Resource for Parents Who Will Raise the Next Generation of Christians, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Minno’s name comes from John 15:4-5: “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” The word “abide” is Meno in the Greek. Minno comes from that. “That’s what we really hope for and long for for families,” said Erick, “that they’ll learn to experience Christ in their day-to-day lives.” It’s something Erick wants to be reminded of. “Life is not about sort of productivity and outcomes, but it’s really about what does it mean to abide and experience Jesus and to participate in what He’s doing versus what we want to do.”

Chick-fil-A Capitulates! Has Emboldened the LGBT Mob. If You’re Still Defending Them, WATCH THIS

By Patrick Craine, Managing Editor and VP of Editorial for LifeSiteNews – Now, as supporters dig deeper, they’re seeing that Chick-fil-A has quietly been betraying their Christian customers for years. According to the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s IRS filings they have already been giving money to pro-abortion and leftist groups… Chick-fil-A donated $2,500 to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017… The Southern Poverty Law Center is a virulently anti-Christian group, and arguably one of the biggest agents of the soft persecution of faithful Christians in the U.S. today. It is famous for its “hate map” targeting pro-family groups that promote Biblical teaching on homosexuality.

Catholics Refute Pro-Gay Fr. Martin for Claiming ‘Married’ Lesbian Judge is Victim of ‘Discrimination’ 

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – Pro-gay Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin is claiming that a pastor in Western Michigan is guilty of “discrimination” for asking a lesbian judge in a same-sex “marriage” to not present herself to Holy Communion. Hundreds of Catholic laity and several prominent Catholic clergy have taken to social media to refute his arguments.

Abp Viganò Condemns Pro-‘LGBT’ Concert in Vienna Cathedral as ‘Blasphemous’ 

By Diane Montagna, LifeSiteNews – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has denounced a pro-LGBT concert hosted last night in St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, calling it the “yet another homoerotic and blasphemous provocation.”… Archbishop Viganò said the event represents “the sinister vision of a church that seems to want to rebuild itself against the faith and against the truth of the human person.”… “Gay activists, transvestites and transsexuals perform on the Cathedra of St. Stephen, when instead they should receive from the Catholic Church the proclamation of Christ’s liberating Truth and the gift of his saving Love, freely offered to all those who, from the depths of their wounds and repentance, dare to acknowledge their need for salvation.”

What’s in Your Children’s Vaccines? by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Among health concerns are their purported links to autism, cancer and auto-immune disease. Despite evidence to the contrary, many parents still believe their children’s autism has been caused by their vaccines. While questions linger, virtually the entire medical and pharmaceutical establishment has been debunking these claims and refuting assertions that cell lines from fetal body parts are morally problematic… The moral problem remains that many vaccines are derived from human fetal cell lines cloned from tissue of babies killed by abortion.

Toronto’s Catholic Schools Bow to the Rainbow Mafia, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine – On the night of November 8, 2019, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, after a long and heated debate, voted to adopt four gender terms into its code of conduct: “gender identity,” “gender expression,” “family status,” and “marriage status”. The board chair, who supported the 8 to 4 vote, stated that “we need to celebrate our differences and make sure our children from the LGBTQ community and families from the LGBTQ community are supported and welcomed”.

Three Powerful Ways to Prevent the Tragedy of Young Children Committing Suicide, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, The Stream – Having certainties disposes children to act with conviction and determination. It builds character and enriches their personality. A child’s education must be solidly oriented toward the good, true and beautiful… When impressionable children lack certainties, they will follow the latest fad and fashion… No moral compass will govern their behavior. They will question their own identities and reason for living… When children face uncertainty, they will become anxious when trying new things outside their routines. Unknown things will “trigger” anxiety, depression and thoughts of suicide.

On Big Families and Happy, Educated Women, by John Garvey

By John Garvey, Catholic Philly – Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a Gates Foundation event in New York, suggested that no well-educated woman would have a large family. “Present me the woman who decided, being perfectly educated, to have seven, eight or nine children,” he said… Catherine Pakaluk, a professor at The Catholic University of America with degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, responded by posting a picture of six of her eight children. It ignited a Twitter storm. Other smart women around the world with large families followed suit.

Fr. James Martin Touts Blasphemous Image of Jesus As a Homosexual, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – In sending out a tweet about the Gospel reading from Friday’s Mass, Fr. James Martin, SJ chose to share a painting drawn from a series of blasphemous homoerotic works depicting the life of Jesus as if he were a gay man… Fr. Martin knew exactly what he was doing, because in a later tweet he credited the artist: “Image, Douglas Blanchard.”… While this painting is jarring because an effeminate Jesus is depicted turning over the money changers’ tables in a contemporary setting, other paintings in the series show an overtly sexualized version of Jesus in various Gospel stories.

San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Top Census Bureau Table for Percent of Same-Sex-Couple Households

By Staff – San Francisco, Calif., and Washington, D.C., ranked No. 1 and No. 2 on a newly published Census Bureau table that lists eighteen U.S. “selected cities” by the percentage of households living there in 2017 that were headed by same-sex couples… “The Census Bureau collects data on same-sex couple households by asking how each person in the household is related to the householder (who owns or rents the home),” says the bureau. “Households are identified as same-sex couple households if a spouse or unmarried partner is the same sex as the householder.”… Nationwide, only 0.8 percent of American households in 2017 were determined by the Census Bureau to be “same-sex households.”

‘My Privacy is Being Invaded’: High School Girl Reacts to New Transgender Bathroom Policy

By Mary Margaret Olohan, The Daily Caller – A high school student identified by the Daily Herald as Julia Burca chokes up as she discusses how her school district ruled Thursday that transgender students will have unrestricted access to bathrooms of their choice, video footage created by the Daily Herald shows… “I feel uncomfortable that my privacy is being invaded,” Burca says, who had a red nose and eyes. “As I am a swimmer, I do change multiple times… I understand that the board has an obligation to all students but I was hoping they would go about this in a different way that would also accommodate students such as myself.”

McVety: Chick-fil-A Sold Its Soul for Canadian Foothold, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Dr. Charles McVety, president of the Institute for Canadian Values, says one clue to a Chick-fil-A’s new direction was hiring Navigator, a powerful, international lobbying firm, as part of its expansion in Canada… Navigator, which has a Toronto office, is the “number one gay lobbying firm” in Canada, McVety says, and he blames the powerful lobbyist for successfully pushing for homosexual marriage at the same time McVety was working with other Christian conservatives to oppose it.

Anger Brewing as School Board Vote Forces Girls to Share Locker Rooms With Boys Who Say They’re ‘Girls’ by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Provoking concern among both parents and students, an Illinois school district voted last week to allow gender-confused students to choose which restrooms and locker rooms reflect their “gender identity.”… The board of District 211 voted 5-2 last Thursday evening to adopt a new policy for Palatine High School, the Daily Herald reported. It declares that “students shall be treated and supported in a manner consistent with their gender identity, which shall include students having access to restrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity.”

Shock — Some Women Still Choose Motherhood, by Robin Smith

By Robin Smith, Patriot Post – A recent study of the paid child leave law in California is proving one thing — if you subsidize something, you get more of it. The Left is none too pleased and is now pivoting away from paid leave to paid childcare… Put simply, paying to spend time with their babies is resulting in … wait for it … mothers spending time with their babies! Even if women and men are treated equally with access to paid leave and treated equally to resume their work and wages upon return, it’s the women who are choosing to be a stay-at-home Mom and abandon or delay their careers.

Bishop Calls LGBT Indoctrination of Kids ‘Child Abuse’: ‘We Must Stop This Insanity’, by Martin M. Barillas

By Martin M. Barillas, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, expressed disgust over a video that featured two LGBT activists telling a classroom of school kids that boys can become girls and girls can become boys and one’s “identity” can change over time… The LGBT activists told the children that “genitals actually don’t determine our gender…”… Bishop Strickland tweeted that the LGBT lesson promotes an “insane and evil message” that is destroying the lives of “innocent children.”… “In a sane society,” he wrote, this would be “called what it is, child abuse.”

There’s No ‘Parental Right’ to Chemically Castrate a Child, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – This month, the question of how to deal with the rapid spread of gender dysphoria among young children reached a breaking point. In Texas, a jury ruled that Jeffrey Younger could not do anything to prevent his seven-year-old son James from undergoing irreversible hormone-replacement procedures, which can cause infertility and significant health issues if used through puberty. The jury said that because the child’s mother Anne Georgulas (the parents are divorced) asserts that James is actually a girl, Mr. Younger could not prevent Ms. Georgulas from facilitating hormone replacement.

Former Planned Parenthood Staffer Reveals How Abortion Biz Grooms Kids for Sex and Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Monica Cline used to be a Planned Parenthood volunteer educator who taught sex education to students and young adults… Cline said Planned Parenthood is targeting younger and younger children through its sex education programs in public schools… In early October, for example, Planned Parenthood wrote on Twitter, “Abortion is health care — and it needs to be included in conversations about sex and sexual health at home and in the classroom.”

Use and Abuse: The Exploitative Reality of Surrogacy and Egg Donation, by Molly Sheahan

By Molly Sheahan, Public Discourse – Over the last two years, I noticed my Facebook and Instagram feeds filling with ads urging me to donate my eggs or to become a surrogate. At first I laughed it off. But the more ads I saw, the more concerned and uncomfortable I felt… It troubled me that women were portrayed as Easter Bunnies; that their ovaries were compared to egg cartons; and that the donors, especially Asian women, were fetishized as exotic, smart, sexy finds, ideal for making a baby… These fertility companies ask young women like me to make a choice―somehow simultaneously altruistic and lucrative―either to sell their eggs for up to $10,000 per ovulatory cycle, or to serve as a surrogate for a couple who just wants a child of their own (for upwards of $75,000).

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Hypocrisy of Progressivism

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Consider the following: Progressives claim to believe in “tolerance” above all else. But it is they who have proved to be the worst offenders when it comes to demonizing and vilifying those who deviate one iota from the shape-shifting progressive orthodoxy. The same progressives who incessantly talk about the value of “dialogue” are those who have spawned so-called cancel culture, in which mobs of their confreres conscientiously strive to drum out of polite society anyone who dares say – or believe – anything that is less than 100% “woke.”

Pope to Fr. Martin: Upset Gays ‘Should Look for Another’ Parish, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, Church Militant – Father James Martin, the leading propagandist for LGBT causes in the Church, met in late September with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The 30-minute meeting itself generated headlines and photos, but the content of the conversation between Martin and the pope was not revealed — until now… “(The Pope) asked me not to go to the press, because journalists might twist the conversation,” said Martin Sunday night at a talk before “Out at St. Paul,” a LGBTQ group at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle on the Upper West side of Manhattan.

Fr. James Martin: Pope Meeting Me Was ‘Public Sign of Support’ for My Pro-LGBT Work

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – Pro-LGBT Jesuit priest Fr. James Martin is claiming his private meeting with Pope Francis in September was “a public sign” of the pontiff’s “support” for his work — which the American Jesuit describes as “ministering with LGBT Catholics” but which critics say is an indefatigable campaign to change Catholic teaching on homosexuality and other deviant sexual behaviors.

TX State Rep Vows Action After ‘Transition’ Legal Fight, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Following a court case that gained national attention, a state legislator in Texas is vowing to introduce legislation prohibiting the use of puberty blockers for children… The promise from state Rep. Matt Krause comes after a custody battle over 7-year-old James Younger, who reportedly wants to be a girl according to his mother. But his father, however, claims that is not true and blames the mother for pushing the boy to become a girl named “Luna.”

10 Tips for Surviving a Midlife Crisis in Marriage, by Jacques Gauthier and Luc Adrian

By Jacques Gauthier and Luc Adrian, Aleteia – Middle age is a period of transition, the end of a second adolescence, a crisis of desire when one becomes aware of the finiteness of life. It can play out differently between spouses but, whether it be the man or the woman, the symptoms are unmistakeable: a feeling of loneliness, disillusionment about your limitations and those of your spouse, doubts, lack of self-confidence, depression, lack of pleasure doing the things you’ve always done, indifference to life, ambivalence, difficulty knowing what you want, boredom, an awareness of death, and a great need for introspection.

Austin, Texas School District Mandates Teaching 5th Graders How to Have Unnatural Sex, by Todd Starnes

By Todd Starnes, The Stream – The sex and gender revolutionaries have officially taken over the Austin ISD without firing a single shot… In spite of overwhelming opposition from parents and pastors, the district’s trustees voted early Tuesday morning to implement a pornographic sex education policy that includes instruction on unnatural sex acts and condom-applying techniques… The father of a fifth grader demanded to know who gave the school district the right to impose such vulgar lessons on his child… “Who gave you the right, Austin ISD? You have overstepped,” the rightfully frustrated dad said.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Pets – Not Children – Are Now “Family”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I don’t watch much TV, but when I do, I am often frustrated by how many major network programs are pushing pets – HGTV, Hallmark, Food Network, etc. This is even from networks that have nothing to do with pets. Recently, I was watching a documentary program on electrical engineering, but the commercials mostly showed images of people with pets – no children. Indeed, everywhere we look – TV commercials, billboards, social media, movies, etc., we are bombarded with images of the “new family” – singles and couples, young and old raising “fur-babies.”

Parental Consent Measures Advancing in Sunshine State, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Lynda Bell of Florida Right to Life tells OneNewsNow it’s wrong to leave parents in the dark… “Your child may have a special blood factor problem [or] there may be some other conditions that the abortionist does not know about,” she argues. “You cannot get your ears pierced, you cannot get a tattoo, you cannot even get an aspirin from the school without parental consent – but you can have an abortion, a surgical abortion? I mean, this is crazy.”

Women: To Work or Not to Work? by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, Ph.D., Catholic World Report – The absence of women as the heart of the family has led to a sharp decline in personal happiness among men, women, and children, while abuse, neglect, suicide, divorce, consumerism, and narcissism have increased… A closer look at the historical Catholic family looks a lot more like Jean-François Millet’s famous mid-19th-century painting The Angelus, which depicts a man and his wife, who have been working together in the field, stopping to pray when the church bells ring.

Can Europe Be Saved From Demographic Doom? by Alessandra Bocchi

By Alessandra Bocchi, American Conservative – “There is a total lack of perspective in my generation’s way of approaching life. They don’t see a future for themselves beyond the present moment,” Giubilei said. “Furthermore, there’s the added factor of our provincial, rural areas disappearing into our cities. Our youth moves to study or to build work opportunities in a city, but the family isn’t factored into this equation. Many of them end up living individualistic lives with no proper direction beyond their careers.”

Purple and Sweet Pro-LGBT Propaganda On the Breakfast Table, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – As part of an effort to say “we’re all in this together,” Kellogg’s has combined several of its cereals into one package to support an LGBTQ “anti-bullying” campaign… In support of last year’s “Spirit Day” – described by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) as “the most visible anti-LGBTQ bullying campaign and united show of support for LGBTQ youth” – Kellogg Company launched the special edition “All Together” Cereal. The variety pack includes Frosted Mini Wheats, Froot Loops, Frosted Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies, and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, packaged in a purple box ….

BREAKING: Texas Gov. Investigating Case Involving Mom Who Wants Gender ‘Transition’ for 7-Yr-Old, by Madeleine Jacob

By Madeleine Jacob, LifeSiteNews – The governor of Texas tweeted today that the state will be investigating the case of a mother who is trying to orchestrate a gender “transition” for her seven-year-old son against the wishes of his father… This evening, Republican Governor Greg Abbott tweeted that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will be looking into the James Younger case…. “FYI the matter of 7 year old James Younger is being looked into by the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. #JamesYounger”

Patriot Post: Texas Court Okays Chemically Castrating Seven-Year-Old Boy

Patriot Post – LifeSiteNews reports on a horrific story of child abuse: “A jury in Dallas, Texas has ruled against Jeffrey Younger, the father who is trying to protect his seven-year-old son, James, from chemical castration via a gender ‘transition.’ This means James’ mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will be able to continue ‘transitioning’ him into ‘Luna,’ and now has full authority to start him on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones.”

To Promote Strong Families, America Needs a Shift in Economic Policy, by C C Pecknold

By C C Pecknold, Catholic Herald – Nearly a decade ago, Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at the Johns Hopkins University, published a book called The Marriage-Go-Round which brought thirty years of research to bear on the state of marriage in America. One of his several dramatic findings was that Americans no longer saw marriage as something foundational for their lives but rather as a “capstone” to a successful life. Because of contraceptive technology, the sexual urge no longer propelled people into marrying young as it once did…

Joker and the Need for Family, by Kody Wayne Cooper

By Kody Wayne Cooper, Public Discourse – Before (the Jokers) release and since, discussion of the film has been obsessed with the debate over whether the portrayal of a disaffected white man violently lashing out at society might bleed over into real life by breeding copycats or if such suggestions are the overreach of woke culture. Major reviewers have judged the film to be “empty,” “foggy,” and a “bad movie,” that “leaves you numb.” But critics have missed what seems to me a central message of the story: the descent into madness begins with the breakdown of the family.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: An Epidemic of Child Porn

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse,” states the title of a New York Times investigative article, published last week, exposing the epidemic of child porn. According to the Times, in 1998 there were some 3000 reports of images depicting child sex abuse. A decade later, that number grew to over 100,000. By 2014, the number of reports broke one million, before ballooning to over 18.4 million by last year. Those reports, says the Times, “included over 45 million images and videos flagged as child sexual abuse.”

What Percentage of Marriages Survive Infidelity? by Deborah M. Piroch

By Deborah M. Piroch, Human Life International – The Institute for Family Studies reports, “In general, men are more likely than women to cheat: 20% of men and 13% of women reported that they’ve had sex with someone other than their spouse while married.”… “A person’s political identity, family background, and religious activity are also related to whether or not they cheat. Overall, Democrats, adults who didn’t grow up in intact families, and those who rarely or never attend religious services are more likely than others to have cheated on their spouse.

Can Ruth Bader Ginsburg Make a Man Into a Woman? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Judging by the argument that one lawyer made to Justice Neil Gorsuch, Tuesday must have been an interesting day in the restrooms at the U.S. Supreme Court… “There are transgender lawyers in this courtroom today,” attorney David Cole told Gorsuch… “Of course, there are,” said Gorsuch… Cole was in the court to represent a biological male who decided in 2013 that he “identified” as a female — and who then fought a family-owned Michigan-based funeral home all the way to the Supreme Court because it fired him as a funeral director when he indicated that he intended to start dressing as a female at work.

CDC: Three STDs At An All-Time High In U.S., by Paul Bois

By Paul Bois, DailyWire – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis at an all-time high across the U.S… “For the fifth consecutive year, combined cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis have risen in the United States, according to a Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published on Tuesday,” reports CNN. “A rise in the prevalence and incidence of STDs can come with serious public health consequences and concerns, including infertility, drug-resistant gonorrhea and congenital syphilis, which can cause infant death.”

The Left to America’s Children: Your Past is Terrible, and Your Future is Terrible, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – A rule of life is that everything the left touches it ruins: art, music, Christianity, Judaism, race relations, male-female relations, universities, high schools, elementary schools, late-night comedy, sports, liberty, journalism, the Boy Scouts, national economies, language and everything else it influences… The left, not liberalism… To this list, we can now add childhood and children… The left robs children of their innocence and has helped produce an unprecedented number of anxious and depressed young people.

What You Need to Know About the Transgender Case at the Supreme Court, by Lauren Evans, Virginia Allen

By Lauren Evans, Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – There’s a case that will be heard by the Supreme Court where a man who identifies as a woman is alleging sex discrimination after being fired from their job at a funeral home. Can you tell us more about this case, Emilie?… Yes. The Harris Funeral Homes case originated when a male employee of a funeral home wanted to start presenting as a woman. He wanted to start dressing as a woman, and the funeral home has a sex-specific dress code, which is legal…. The funeral home owner, Thomas Rost, was very concerned, not only about his employees, his female employees, who might have to share bathrooms with the male employee, but also about the effect on the people whom the funeral homes serve.

Living NFP Joyfully, by Anya Semenoff

By Anya Semenoff, Denver Catholic – A touchpoint has consistently appeared in the course of Jenny Uebbing’s writing career. Over the past 10 years, Jenny Uebbing has covered a wide range of topics on her popular blog, Mama Needs Coffee: the joys and challenges of motherhood, travel, style, liturgical seasons, spirituality, and more. But she consistently returned to one subject: natural family planning.

Will Your Child Be Forced to Celebrate Sex Politics 15 Times This School Year? by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council – Powerful forces are pushing your child’s public school to celebrate sex politics this year—15 times!… How many of these events have made it onto your school’s calendar? Find out today… For the 2019-2020 School Year: Ally Week (September 23-27, 2019)… Pressures students to declare themselves “allies” of students or teachers who identify as LGBT… Bisexual Awareness Week… LGBTQ History Month.. Labels historical figures as LGBT, even when they never identified as such… National Coming Out Day (October 11, 2019)…

Supreme Court to Decide High-Stakes ‘LGBT’ Cases Amid Partisan Scrutiny, by Joan Frawley Desmond

By Joan Frawley Desmond, National Catholic Register – The U.S. Supreme Court will begin its 2019-2020 term with a thunderclap: a trio of cases that could result in the extension of federal employment protections that now bar discrimination based on “sex” to encompass workers who identify as “gay” or “transgender.”… “When Title VII passed in 1964, there is no question that Congress at that time did not intend to include gender identity or sexual orientation, and most appellate courts have recognized that,” said Eric Kniffin, a Colorado-based attorney who specializes in religious-freedom issues in the workplace.

Sex, Contraception, and Morality: The Catholic Church Gave Us Wise Advice 50 Years Ago, by Dr. Janet Smith, Aug. 2, 2018

By Janet Smith, PhD, Americna Life League – Fifty years ago (in 1968), Pope Paul VI advanced quite a different view. He issued an encyclical titled Humanae Vitae, which means Of Human Life in Latin… The encyclical—a high-level papal teaching document on faith and morals—reaffirmed the traditional Roman Catholic teaching rejecting all forms of contraception as incompatible with God’s plan for sexuality. It also discusses why methods of natural family planning are compatible with responsible parenthood and married love.

Why Women Love The Home But Not Being A Homemaker, by Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering

By Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering, The Federalist – Over the past decade, our culture has seen a resurgence of interest in the domestic arts. What was old seems new again… Contemporary McMansions are shunned for old farmhouses or low-slung mid-century homes. Convenience food is something we buy sheepishly, opting instead to wear aprons while making simple, slow meals served on hand-thrown pottery. We knit, sew, quilt, and even quill. If it is a craft, it has probably made, or is about to make, a social comeback from prior relative obscurity.

Body-Soul Unity, National Catholic Bioethics Center

By National Catholic Bioethics Center – Gender transitioning, involving behavioral, hormonal, or surgical treatments, or a combination of these, is coming to be broadly accepted as a form of “therapy.” The concept of gender transitioning, however, stands in radical opposition to a proper understanding of the nature of the human person. It presupposes that there is a “self” that is separate from the body, which happens to find itself in a body and which might therefore be in the wrong body.

Rambo: Last Blood — a Movie for Dads and Sons? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a Senior Editor, The Stream – The movie is part of a franchise built on bloody, vigilante revenge. That’s not as redemptive as the last two films I recommended here. (Brian Banks, an uplifting story of a young black man falsely convicted of rape, and Peanut Butter Falcon, a delightful buddy movie which stars a young actor with Down Syndrome.) Let’s admit that right off the bat… But you don’t always need an uplifting or heartwarming movie. Sometimes your heart, battered by seeing so many evils on the news, craves a different medicine. And Stallone here offers a tincture which in safe doses, rightly applied, can serve a legitimate purpose.

Women and the Rebuilding of Christian Civilisation, by Maria Madise

By Maria Madise, Voice of the Family – “To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood,” noted Archbishop Fulton Sheen. We can only fathom the full dignity and beauty of Christian civilisation when we consider that its level is none other than the Blessed Virgin… Today’s world looks even more fallen than after the Fall and wholly unworthy of her. However, we should not forget the perseverance of those who lived between Eve and Mary, ceaselessly imploring God to send a saviour to reopen the gates of Heaven. Their prayer was successful. So we should also pray – and work – for the speedy triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

Sexual Orientation and Priestly Ministry, by Gene Gomulka

By Gene Gomulka, Church Militant – In time the woman met someone with whom she fell in love and who accepted her knowing all that she had gone through in her life. It was two years after they married that they had a child, whom they named after the priest who counseled her… The counseling provided by the priest is supported by recent findings published in Science, which show that there is no such thing as a “gay gene.” According to the study, which examined the sexual histories of some 500,000 people, it was “environmental factors” that were found mainly to be responsible for one’s sexual preferences.

Surrogacy, Same-Sex ‘Marriage,’ and the Thirteenth Amendment, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, American Life League – While social elites have embraced the Court’s Obergefell decision, Mother Nature still exhibits a complete indifference to providing for procreation by same-sex couples… Even though commercial surrogacy advocates claim they are merely reimbursing women for their “services” as gestational mothers, surrogacy contracts which are enforceable in state courts require the actual delivery, not simply the carrying, of a child to the “Intended Parents.” In other words, the payment is finally to obtain the child.

Imagine This: Putting Children First, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – If you’re not following Dr. Jennifer Morse on family issues and sexual morals, you’re missing out… (at) Acton University… she gave a terrific talk on her book The Sexual State. It’s an important read, because it highlights how the sexual revolution resembles the French and the Russian Revolutions. Each one saw utopian movements championed by intellectuals grab vast, unaccountable power, then set up a state to impose their ideas by force on anyone who resisted.

Catholic Hospital Can Be Sued for Refusing Transgender Hysterectomy, by Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith, National Review – I wrote the other day about the intention within bioethics to destroy Catholic healthcare. Today, a court ruling from California proves my point… A Catholic hospital known as Dignity Health refused to perform a hysterectomy on a transgendered male, as against Catholic moral teaching. The patient sued for discrimination, but the case was dismissed on the basis that the hospital was legally following its faith principles. Alas, a Court of Appeals reversed, reinstating the case to the active docket. Why am I not surprised?

Family and the Revolution, by Prof. Roberto de Mattei

By Prof. Roberto de Mattei, Voice of the Family – And it is in this perspective that we meditate on the words of Sister Lucia with which we opened, and with which we will conclude: “Father, there will come a moment in which the decisive battle between the Kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over the family. And those who will work for the good of the family will experience persecution and tribulation. But there is no need to be afraid because the Blessed Mother has already crushed the serpent’s head.”… This is what the Madonna promised at Fatima, and we, with immense faith, believe her.

Does “Conversion Therapy” Hurt People Who Identify as Transgender? The New JAMA Psychiatry Study Cannot Tell Us, by Mark Regnerus

By Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse – A new study purports to prove the harms of “conversion therapy” for those who identify as transgender. But there are at least four good reasons for being leery of the results appearing therein… In a “study” that arrived to much media fanfare last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers affiliated with Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital purported to offer convincing proof that “conversion therapy” predicts longstanding toxic outcomes among Americans who self-identify as transgender, including greater recent suicidality and more severe psychological distress in the past month.

New Petition Asks President Trump to Help ‘Make the Family Great Again’, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, LifeSiteNews – Advocates of “unalienable rights,” or “inalienable rights” of the kind found in the US Declaration of Independence, ground their understanding of rights in undeniable and universal truths about the human condition. This is a basic starting point of natural law thinking… Sexual revolutionaries sneer at natural rights and natural law, treating these as self-evidently terms of derision. They seem to think that anything using the word “natural” is a strictly theological concept… But, advocates of the Sexual Revolution often use an expansive understanding of “human rights” to promote their values and visions. Describing “marriage equality” as a “human right” allows them to sidestep the many troubling consequences of redefining marriage. Labeling abortion as a “human right” puts defenders of the unborn on the defensive.

Archives: Cardinal Caffarra: Satan is Hurling at God the “Ultimate and Terrible Challenge”, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register – Cardinal Caffarra.. made clear that the Lord’s force of attraction “can only take effect on those who ‘are from the truth’ — those “profoundly available to the Truth, who love the truth, who live in familiarity with it.”… But “there is no truth” in Satan, he added, who seeks to kill truth in the heart of man by “inducing” him to unbelief. He is constantly refusing the truth; his action in society is to oppose the truth. “Satan is this refusal,” the cardinal remarked. “He is this opposition.”… Satan is therefore always working against the Lord’s strong force of attraction to Himself, seeking to “neutralize” it.

The 2 Ways a Sacramental Wedding Changes Your Marriage, by Theresa Civantos Barber

By Theresa Civantos Barber, Aleteia – A sacramental marriage is not merely a civil contract under human law; rather, it is a covenant under God that permanently unites two persons. As long as the marriage “results from the free human act of the spouses,” it becomes “a covenant guaranteed by God’s fidelity,” something that is “irrevocable” and “can never be dissolved” (CCC 1640). That is, the marriage covenant is for the whole of life, and nothing on earth can tear it apart.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Contraception-Abortion Connection

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – HLI’s founder, Fr. Paul Marx, OSB, ardently believed that, looked at one way, abortion is merely one symptom of a much deeper cultural and spiritual disease. Without addressing this deeper problem, he worried, we may well save many individual lives, but make precious little progress in turning the culture away from child-killing… For his part, Fr. Marx believed that the root cause of abortion, and many of the evils of the Culture of Death, is the “contraceptive mentality.” As he said: “While we need a variety of pro-life groups hacking away at the anti-life monster, it is enormously futile and indeed grossly short-sighted to overlook the chief source of baby-killing, which is contraception.”

Gay Media Praise Pope Francis’ Pick of Pro-LGBT+ Bishop as Cardinal, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – PinkNews, a popular online news source for the global LGBT+ community, praised one of Pope Francis’ new appointments for cardinal, Archbishop Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, Italy, stating that the Pope had “named a pro-LGBT+ bishop as cardinal” and that “LGBT+ advocates are celebrating” the selection… On Sept. 1, Pope Francis announced that he was appointing 13 new clerics to the rank of cardinal, which means they will be able to vote for the next Pope when the time arrives. Such appointments usually indicate the direction the Pope wants the Church to follow.

The Responsible Parenthood of ‘Humanae Vitae’ Requires Virtue, by Susanna Spencer

By Susanna Spencer, National Catholic Register – Virtue ethics helps us to know what are “well-grounded reasons for spacing births, arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband or wife, or from external circumstances” in which couples should “take advantage of natural cycles” (HV §16). It further helps us to know when it is a prudent time to have more children. Married couples who are acting as responsible parents and decide to either have or to not have additional children are being both prudent and generous. And prudence and generosity are both virtues.

If You Don’t Find Your Identity in a Family, You’ll Look For It in the Primal Screams of Identity Politics, by Luma Simms

By Luma Simms, Public Discourse – In Primal Screams, Eberstadt argues that today’s identity politics arose from the deep anthropological wound slit open by the sexual revolution. That is, the ascent of identity politics reveals that people are having an identity crisis, and they are having an identity crisis because the sexual revolution resulted in family—and, by extension, individual—breakdown. This sent mankind throughout the West into a crisis. The fundamental question “Who am I?” can no longer be answered outright.

Report: Razor-Maker Repents, Refocuses, by Bill Bumpas

By Bill Bumpas, OneNewsNow – Gillette, owned by Procter & Gamble, had been airing a commercial featuring “toxic masculinity” as well as an ad that showed a father helping his daughter – who was trying to transition to a boy – to shave (pictured). After a public backlash and a financial downturn, the company has changed its tune, according to Monica Cole, director of OneMillionMoms.

The Seattle Suicide: Not ‘Confusion’ But Grave Scandal, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Confusion? The AP story was not confusing at all; its message was crystal-clear. A man had received a blessing in a special ceremony arranged by his parish before he carried out his plan to take his own life—and, for good measure, to enter into “marriage” with his male partner just before the suicide. The implication was unmistakable: the parish approved of Robert Fuller’s plans. The problem was not “confusion;” it was scandal.

Transgenderism is a Gateway to Pedophilia, by Benjamin Wiker

By Benjamin Wiker, EWTN News – As I’ve written previously, pedophilia was widely accepted in ancient pagan Greece and Rome. The only reason that it’s still illegal today is that Christians evangelized the decadent Roman Empire and made it clear to converts that sex with children belonged to the “way of death,” not the “way of life.” These are the words of the Didache, the first-century catechetical manual for converts to Christianity from paganism, which commands, “you shall not corrupt boys.”

The Real War on Women, by Stan Guthrie

By Stan Guthrie, BreakPoint – The Sexual Revolution, despite its claim to “liberate women,” fired the first shot. While certainly the old, pre-revolution sexual order may have produced its own oppressions and hang-ups about sex, by and large it kept the act largely within marriage, which provided undeniable protections to women and children. In exchange for sex, men, who would otherwise tend toward unbridled sexual libertinism, were forced to provide a stable home and a trustworthy commitment to their marriages and families. In the process, men were “civilized.”

AFA: Target Continues Doing Nothing to Prevent Voyeurism, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – The retail giant says its policy allowing people to use opposite-sex restrooms and changing rooms is meant to be inclusive for transgender employees and customers. Still, organizations such as American Family Association argue the policy puts women and children at risk of sexual predators who take advantage of the transgender policy.

How Did Sodomy Become “Pride”? by Chris Ferrara

By Chris Ferrara, – The “gay pride” movement spread throughout the country and ultimately achieved governmental recognition by a supposedly religiously neutral but actually inherently anti-religious federal government. Two presidents, Clinton and Obama, have “officially” declared that June is “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month,” thus committing the “religiously neutral” federal government to a moral position that radically contradicts a fundamental precept of the divine and natural law…

CNSNews: IVF and Frozen Embryos: What Should We Do with These Little Abandoned Lives?

By John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris, CNSNews – I’m unapologetically Protestant but, as I’ve said for a while now, our Catholic friends have long led the way on many bioethical issues like abortion and assisted reproductive technologies. For example, back in 2008, the Vatican released a document called “Dignitatis personae,” which said that “The desire for a child, while good, cannot justify the ‘production’ of offspring, just as the desire to not have a child cannot justify the abandonment or destruction of a child once he or she has been conceived.”

Sloppy Hospice Care Only Helping Assisted Suicide, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts – Schandenberg contends the problems in the industry give proponents of assisted suicide ammunition to support their cause and therefore, he says, it’s time for lawmakers to take action… “The truth is that hospice needs to be cleaned up in a serious manner,” he tells OneNewsNow. “We will not have a strong argument against assisted suicide in a secular world if we cannot provide good care — and it’s simply not occurring.”

Fr. Michael Rennier: Why Marriage is Inherently “Unfair”

By Fr. Michael Rennier, Aleteia – Perhaps, as Mary Kenny contends over at the Catholic Herald, men’s brains are simply wired differently. Whatever the cause, I can certainly see how the situation seems unfair. It seems unfair because it is unfair. In fact, most marriages are riddled with unfairness. If the goal is a perfectly equal partnership in which duties are carefully discussed and agreed upon such that neither partner carries more of the load … well, I’ve never seen that arrangement in real life. Inevitably, married couples fall into a comfortable pattern that seems to work for them.

Cleaning Up Our Personal Environment, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – The latest environmentally correct headline claims that “Contraception Is the Answer to Climate Change.”… Why is that? you might ask. Well, doesn’t everyone know that human beings are the problem because, as the writer claims, there are “too many of them, and born too fast.”… While this pessimistic gibberish has been around for many years, we would do well to think about it again, especially when considering one’s individual bodily integrity. After all, contraception is not only dangerous but a pollutant to the human body.

Pro-Abortion & Pro-LGBTQ – Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Two groups prominent in America’s public education community are being taken to task for strategically indoctrinating children in liberal thought and “progressive” political activism.Every summer, the National Education Association assembles thousands of delegates to consider and vote on “new business items” for the teachers’ union. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute reports one of those items adopted at the NEA convention last month in Houston states unequivocally that the organization supports abortion.

Big Families Will Be the Next Target in the Culture Wars, by Colin Brazier

By Colin Brazier, Catholic Herald – But we live in shrill times. There is an aud¬ibly angry lobby emerging which argues that the only way to help a planet with a population zooming towards ten billion is to make a personal decision to forgo childbearing at all… Many of these “birth-strikers” would be surprised to learn that there is nothing original in the pose they strike. In the 1970s, in the wake of a previous moral panic about family size (spawned, in part, by Paul Ehrlich’s The Population Bomb), there was a similar spasm of childless-by-choice activism.

Teen Vogue Gonna Do Its Thing, But Will Parents Do Parenting? by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A teen magazine known for its outrageous left-wing articles is at it again but a family advocacy group says parents are ultimately responsible for pushing back… OneNewsNow has reported how Teen Vogue is seemingly obsessed with promoting abortion to impressionable teen girls, and the latest abortion apologetics story advises them on how to hide a life-altering abortion from their parents… “Having access to abortion should be your right,” the article tells young girls, “regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”

A Sex-Abuse Story Catholics Need to Hear, by Sue Ellen Browder

By Sue Ellen Browder, National Catholic Register – I met my beloved husband, Walter, in 1966 at the University of Missouri, where he was studying to be a chemical engineer and I was enrolled in the School of Journalism, hoping to earn a living as a magazine writer. Almost from the moment we met, Walter and I were fast friends.After our marriage, he left engineering to become a struggling novelist, and we both freelanced from home, working, playing and raising our children side by side.

CNSNews: Parental Nightmares in Public Schools

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNSNews – Public schools are reopening for business across America, meaning it’s time to get back to reading, writing, arithmetic … and revolution… As usual in matters such as these, California is leading the way… On the first day of classes at Denair Middle School near Modesto, science teacher Luis Davila Alvarado handed out a worksheet from a transgender advocacy group titled “The Gender Unicorn” asking students about their “gender identity,” “gender expression” and their sexual and emotional attractions… These are children.

Woodstock at 50: The Anti-Fatima Event that Should Not Be Celebrated, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine – On August 15–17, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held on a 600-acre dairy farm near Bethel, New York. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of this monumental cultural event that marked an epoch… Woodstock changed America. It helped usher in a period of moral devastation. The event enshrined free love as acceptable in the national psyche. It created the idea that life should be dominated by the maxim, “if it feels good, do it.”… However, the worst part of Woodstock was its role in creating the spiritual desolation of imagining a utopian society without religion or the Catholic Faith.

America’s Biggest Issue: Welfare (Video )

By Media Editors, Patriot Post – Genevieve Wood explains why more than five decades, several welfare programs, and $25 trillion later, the welfare system has largely failed the poor. ‘Welfare is anti-work and anti-marriage’.

The Pedophile Project: Your 7-Year-Old Is Next On The Sexual Revolution’s Hit Parade, by Stella Morabito

By Stella Morabito, The Federalist – Activists for normalizing pedophilia are on the move. Public acceptance of adult sex with children is the next domino poised to fall in identity politics. It’s being sustained, among other things, by the rapid sexualization of children in the media and in K-12 education… We cannot dismiss the campaign to legalize pedophilia as fringy stuff that will get nowhere. It’s real and it’s here and it’s gaining strength. It’s a very logical outgrowth of the nihilism inherent in the sexual revolution.

Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, PJ Media – Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein…. LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people’s lives and destroying children’s innocence.

Loneliness Is a Human Catastrophe – and It’s Getting Worse, by Barbara Kay

By Barbara Kay, MercatorNet – The chapter (in Mary Eberstadt’s latest book, Primal Screams: How the sexual revolution created identity politics) in which the heat wave incident features concerns an epidemic of loneliness that is affecting great swaths of the populations in countries all over the world. The sexual revolution produced what Eberstadt calls a “Great Scattering,” the result of a breakdown of family as the pillar of society. She says, “(T)he human animal has been selected for familial forms of socialization that for many people no longer exist.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: Will Marriages Be Acknowledged in Heaven?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – That a marriage ends by the death of a spouse speaks more to worldly realities than to heavenly ones. It still does not follow that one’s earthly marriage will have no meaning in Heaven. Even if a person remarries after the death of his/her spouse, surely both relationships will be perfected in Heaven, not discarded. As the relationships are perfect, there will be no jealousy or resentment between the first spouse and the second.

‘Where Are Our Voices?’ Ministry Leader Pleads With Christian Parents and Churches to Stand Against LGBT Agenda, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “It breaks my heart. Do you know we have more ex-Christians or Christians leaving the lifestyle going into the homosexual life than there are those coming out? That’s kind of our fault.”… Janet Boynes has a ministry to help people who want to leave the homosexual life. Janet Boynes Ministries “exists to help people get spiritual guidance and be set free from homosexuality and other sexual sins through the power of Jesus Christ.” The ministry also works with pastors so that they can help those in their congregation who struggle with the issue.

Giving the Devil His Due, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – I wrote here at Crisis back in March 2018 about the all-too-common link between mass shooters and fatherlessness. That was in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida incident. Looking at a list of the worst mass shooters in U.S. history, it was clear that the vast majority came from broken families lacking a consistent biological father throughout their rearing and development. Very few had good, stable dads.

Virginia’s Governor Wants to Lock Teens in Transgenderism. Stop Him. by Cathy Ruse

By Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council – Disgraced Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has directed his Board of Counseling to punish any counselor who responds to a teen’s cry for help to accept her own physical biology… That’s called putting politics in front of people… You have heard of these bans. They’re sometimes called bans on “conversion therapy.” LGBT activists describe nightmarish scenarios of cruel methods used on “gay” people to make them “straight,” without any real evidence, to get what they really want: sweeping bans to outlaw not only cruel methods, but all therapy. Even talk therapy.

Pope Francis’s Strange Bedfellows, by James Kalb

By James Kalb, Crisis Magazine – One would assume a radical pope like Francis would at least keep a few token conservatives in his entourage. On the contrary: many of his appointees are well to the Left of his own public image. Much can be gleaned about the Holy Father’s mind by studying the men he entrusts with power and authority… Take the appointment of Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia to head the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family. The regime-change took place two years ago; now, as expected, Paglia is conducting a Stalin-style purge of the Academy.

The Marketing Crisis of NFP

By Gloriam Marketing – A few weeks ago, at a bachelorette party of all places, I was asked about NFP (Natural Family Planning)… Certainly not expecting the question in that element, and being a “halfway” user of NFP.. my answer was short and to the point: Yes… that it was a sacrifice but totally worth it, and that I did not regret NOT being on birth control at all. Thankfully, the questioner accepted it, seemed interested in looking into it, and then blessedly changed the conversation.

Amazon Just Banned My Dad’s Therapy Books, Caving to LGBT Activists, by Joseph Nicolosi, Jr.

By Joseph Nicolosi, Jr., Church Militant – On Amazon, you can buy almost any book written throughout human history — from the Bible to Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, or even a book glorifying pedophilia… As of last week, however, you cannot get any of Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Sr.’s books about leaving homosexuality — because Amazon just banned them all… From 1981 until his death in 2017, my father was the driving force behind reparative therapy. He invented, refined and used this innovative counseling method to help thousands of men overcome the effects of sexual abuse and other deep-seated childhood traumas.