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The Brown Pelican Society Will Return Tuesday, December 1st

The Brown Pelican Society Wishes Everyone a blessed and peace-filled Thanksgiving. May the Peace of Christ be with you always.

WATCH: Courageous Priest Offers Frank Assessment of McCarrick Report, TAN Books

TAN Books – Father Jeffrey Kirby is the Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Indian Land, South Carolina. Fr. Kirby provides a frank assessment of bishop accountability surrounding the McCarrick Report… Accountability and the McCarrick Report

DNC Official Seeks to ‘Deprogram 75M Trump Supporters’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Anticipating Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to assume the White House in January as questionable vote tallies continue to lean in the former vice president’s favor, newly elected California DNC member David Atkins is seriously considering putting conservatives not aligned with Democrats’ radical socialist agenda into re-education camps… “No seriously … how *do* you deprogram 75 million people? … Where do you start? Fox? Facebook?” he wrote in his following tweet. “We have to start thinking in terms of post-WWII Germany or Japan. Or the failures of Reconstruction in the South.”

How Pro-Life Presidents Should Defend the Unborn, by C.C. Pecknold

By C.C. Pecknold, First Things – With legal scholar Joshua Craddock and “Americans United for Life” president Catherine Glenn Foster, I have been advocating for something we call “The Lincoln Proposal.” Our proposal takes inspiration from Abraham Lincoln’s most important moral act as president—the abolition of slavery—and applies his lessons about the just use of executive power to the pro-life cause.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Some Thoughts on Jesus as a “Concealed King”

Msgr. Charles Pope – We do well to further examine a quality of Christ’s kingship mentioned in yesterday’s sermon notes, namely that he is a “concealed” King. In the gospel, both the saved and condemned are surprised and wonder when they encountered Jesus at all, whether as hungry, thirsty, naked, a stranger, sick or in prison. He replies, Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Fr. George Rutler: Hail Christ the King

By Fr. George Rutler, Church Militant – These days, I am frequently asked if we are living in the end times. As the grace of holy orders does not make me a seer, I defer, as is prudent, to the King of Universe: “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming”… So the answer simply is that we do not know, but as the Coast Guard’s “Semper Paratus” motto exhorts, we must constantly be prepared.

California Churches File Emergency Request With Supreme Court to Stop Gov Newsom’s Lockdown, by Liberty Counsel

By Liberty Counsel, LifeNews – Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed an emergency petition today asking the Supreme Court for an injunction pending appeal in their federal lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional orders… Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision did not grant an injunction pending appeal. However, the Court of Appeals will hear the merits of the request for an injunction in a future hearing to be set in the new year.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: The Hidden King

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – There is a certain irony in today’s Solemnity of Christ the King. An irony that touches on the subtlety of His Kingship and the purpose of it… In short, we celebrate today the very title that our Lord Himself avoided. When the crowds went to make Him King, He withdrew from them… When Pontius Pilate asked Him directly, He gave the elusive response, “You say that I am a king”…

Pray the Rosary to Heal a Troubled World, by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

By Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Catholic Exchange – The Rosary is not merely a string of beads with a crucifix attached. It is a centuries-old beloved prayer of the Catholic Church and has an interesting background. Some say that the use of beads to count prayers dates back to the Middle Ages. In fact, the Desert Fathers used beads for keeping track of prayers in the fourth century. The Rosary itself was gradually developed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

Fr. Altman: Tell Your Bishop ‘Never Again’ on Church Lockdowns (WATCh)

By Fr. James Altman, Complicit Clergy – “We were chosen to live in this time and place, loaded with tons of opportunities to serve him as a servant is supposed to do — to become saints and martyrs,” Altman said in a homily last weekend… “The thing is, we do that best by and through being fully attached to the vine, by being fully immersed in the holy sacrifice of the mass, fully immersed in the reception of the sacraments, especially reconciliation, and daily practice of devotions. …”…

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: She Put in All That She Had

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 21:1-4 – He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins. And he said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all the living that she had.”

Saint of the Day for November 23: Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro

By Franciscan Media – “¡Viva Cristo Rey!”—Long live Christ the King!—were the last words Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock… Born into a prosperous, devout family in Guadalupe de Zacatecas, Mexico, Miguel entered the Jesuits in 1911, but three years later fled to Granada, Spain, because of religious persecution in Mexico. He was ordained in Belgium in 1925.

Civil War Is Coming. Can We Stop It in Time? by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – The battle of righteousness versus Satan. Yes, Satan, because these leftists are evil, corrupt and they want to tear down this nation. We must not allow this. We must fight this corruption that has taken over and fight for the good that seems lost. Let us give our trust to God and fight now for Trump’s victory because we all know this ballot count is [corrupt] like they are, so let us not back down.

Is the Lockdown Costing More Lives Than It Saves? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “By staying home, we’re saving lives.” How often have you heard that logic during the last several months? Let’s take a closer look at it… If you know or even suspect that you have a highly infectious and potentially deadly disease, then of course, you should stay home; if you’re out and about, you’re putting others at risk… What if 99% of the people who do catch the disease survive it—in most cases, without serious symptoms? In that case, when a productive citizen stays home, there’s a cost to society—a cost that can ultimately be measured in lives.

A Time of Chaos Upon Chaos Atop Chaos, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – America will weather its current hysterias… But the tensions and furor are reminiscent of the last generations of the Roman Republic. In its last century, Romans began to adjudicate politics by obsequious partisan town criers (their version of our media), mass demonstrations, and freelance street gangs. Looters, arsonists, and demonstrators did pretty much as they pleased in the streets of Rome without fear of legal consequences… In our time, the media has now vanished—kaput, no more, ended.

Mexican President: ‘We Cannot’ Congratulate Biden Before Results Are Official, by Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – The populist left-leaning President of Mexico doubled down in a press conference on November 9, arguing that Mexico “cannot act recklessly” in congratulating Joe Biden as the “potential” winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections until official results are posted… “I want to make it clear, to inform the people of Mexico, regarding the United States elections, the position of the government that I represent is to wait for the United States authorities in charge of the electoral process to decide on the winner for the presidency”

What Mary’s Presentation Teaches Us About Parenting, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – The feast of the Presentation of Mary is also the baptism anniversary of my oldest daughter. I remember taking her to Mass on that feast day when she was a toddler, about the same age that Mary was when she was presented in the Temple, and struggling to imagine what it must have been like for Sts. Joachim and Anne to leave her at the Temple at that age.

Levin: ‘The Quantity of Fraud Is Not the Test’, by Lucy Collins

By Lucy Collins, CNS News – Mark Levin: There’s a lot of confusion here, and unfortunately, it’s being given by former prosecutors and law professors. Really absurd: “the quantity of the fraud.” First, “there’s no fraud. You can’t prove it.” Now, “there’s not enough fraud to matter.” And they know it, sitting in their studios in Washington, in New York and elsewhere in the country, they know there’s “not enough fraud.” How do we know? Because Giuliani and the hundreds of volunteers they have, haven’t shown us enough fraud.

McCarrick Victims Suing Vatican, (Include Videos) by Phillipe Champlain

By Phillipe Champlain, Church Militant – The Holy See is being slapped with a lawsuit over sex abuse cover-up… In a virtual press conference Thursday, attorney Jeff Anderson announced he was filing a complaint in federal district court in New Jersey on behalf of four victims of serial homosexual predator, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick… Anderson explained, “no less than 33 cardinals are named and identified as either condoning or complicit in the pattern of sexual abuse by McCarrick. … Three popes, 33 cardinals, countless bishops — literally hundreds of bishops — thus implicated in this lawsuit.”

The Right to Worship Even in a Pandemic, by Betsy McCaughey

By Betsy McCaughey, Patriot Post – Cuomo has clashed repeatedly with certain Jewish groups holding large gatherings in defiance of social distancing. But the Orthodox groups that appealed to the Supreme Court argue that they have not “violated any public health or safety rules.” They are victims of the governor’s “guilt by religious association.” Cuomo admits his approach is like a “hatchet. It’s just very blunt.” Blunt and unfair.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: All Live to Him

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 20:27-40 – There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and died without children;

Saint of the Day for November 21: Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

By Franciscan Media – Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built there in honor of this mystery. The Eastern Church was more interested in the feast, but it does appear in the West in the 11th century. Although the feast at times disappeared from the calendar, in the 16th century it became a feast of the universal Church.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: A Second Look into the McCarrick Report

Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – “The Report does not provide an accounting of. . .McCarrick’s fundraising skills and gift giving” (p. 4) These topics were, nonetheless, investigated and the “record appears to show that although McCarrick’s fundraising skills were weighed heavily, they were not determinative with respect to major decisions made relating to McCarrick, including his appointment to Washington in 2000.”

Top Trump Lawyer Foretells Huge New Evidence Dump in 2020 Vote Fraud Case, by Steven Mosher

By Steven Mosher, LifeSiteNews – Let’s start with Sidney Powell, a former federal prosecutor who is one of President Trump’s attorneys. This morning, Sidney was on Glenn Beck’s radio show, where she told him there are lawsuits coming in each and every one of the swing states. The evidence in these lawsuits will consist of eyewitnesses to and victims of voting fraud; actual raw data from the precincts, which takes time to get and analyze; and affidavits from experts who will explain that the resulting anomalies in the data are statistically impossible.

How Great Was John Paul II? by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Pope John Paul II was unquestionably the most dominant figure in Catholicism in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He loomed large over every aspect of Catholic life, directing the Church through one of her most troubling times. And his influence transcended the confines of the Church; at the height of his popularity in the 1990s, he was arguably the most dominant figure on the world stage.

How Much Did The Vatican Let Theodore McCarrick Sway Its Agreement With Communist China? by Carina Benton

By Carina Benton, The Federalist – In light of both the disastrous human rights situation in China and a sex predator’s dubious involvement in the Sino-Vatican accord, it’s time for the Vatican to come clean about Cardinal McCarrick’s role… While the USA was reeling last week from an utterly chaotic election, the Vatican decided it was the right moment to publish its long-awaited report into disgraced former Cdl. T. McCarrick. The mammoth document is a nauseating account of clerical coverup, cowardice, and complicity that prioritizes subtle finger-pointing and deflection over real accountability.

When the Time Comes for Civil Disobedience…

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – As governors continue to impose tight restrictions on churches, when will Catholic bishops encourage civil disobedience?… Archbishop Sample of Portland seems to have answered that question, saying it’s not going to happen.” Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco sends a different message: “I’m taking no options off the table.”

How is Christ the King in Your Life? by Gayle Somers

By Gayle Somers, Catholic Exchange – On this Feast of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical calendar, the Church gives us a Gospel reading that looks back and looks ahead (something we often routinely do at the end of our calendar year).  Our readings lately in St. Matthew have taught us that Jesus, like the bridegroom and the master in the parables of the virgins and the talents, will return.  We have understood from both of them that His return will precipitate an accounting …

New Catholic Elected Officials Hope to Lead with Faith, by Jonathan Liedl

By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News – They come from different places and different backgrounds. One spent his teenage years adjusting to life in the United States as a refugee of the Vietnam War. Another is less than a decade removed from serving as Miss Minneapolis… But whatever their differences, Catholics newly elected to state or federal office this November have responded to a similar call to enter into public service …

LifeNews: Abortion is the Leading Cause of Death During the Coronavirus, Killing 37 Million Worldwide

By Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – 250,000. That’s the number of Americans who have died from the coronavirus despite the best efforts of President Donald Trump, frontline medical workers and Americans doing what they can to protect themselves and others… It’s a heartbreaking number — no one ever wants to see someone die from a disease, virus or medical condition.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation:

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 19:45-48 – And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, saying to them, “It is written, `My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a den of robbers.” And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him; but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people hung upon his words.

Saint of the Day for November 20: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

By Franciscan Media – Born in Grenoble, France, of a family that was among the new rich, Rose learned political skills from her father and a love of the poor from her mother. The dominant feature of her temperament was a strong and dauntless will, which became the material—and the battlefield—of her holiness. She entered the Visitation of Mary convent at 19, and remained despite family opposition.

Fr. Mark Goring, CC: Quito, Akita & Fatima – Prophecies for Our Time (WATCH)

Fr. Mark Goring, CC: Quito, Akita & Fatima – Prophecies for Our Time – WATCH

Msgr. Charles Pope: Sober but Serene Themes of Judgment in the Spirituals

By Msgr. Charles Pope – I’ve often been impressed by the ability of old African-American spirituals to treat serious subjects in a clear, memorable, and almost joyful way. This is true even of weighty matters like sin and judgment. During early November we are focused on the four last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and hell) and November is also Black Catholic History Month. So, this seems like a good time to look at some of the creative lines from different spirituals that articulate these topics.

Human Rights Expert: China Is Practicing ‘Eugenics by Genocide’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – China’s use of forced abortions and sterilizations to weed out undesirable elements in the population is nothing new… “The practice of eugenics has been part of the debate on population control since Margaret Sanger’s visit to China in 1922”… “The language of ‘improving the quality of the population’ is not new,” Ms. Littlejohn said in response to a Breitbart News story highlighting recent revelations that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is doubling down on its eugenic goal of breeding superior subjects.

The War Has Only Just Begun, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Columnist Damon Linker has had one of those emotional meltdowns we have come to expect from Never-Trump dead-enders… Mr. Linker wants us to forget the crimes committed against Donald Trump and to forget Trump’s extraordinary accomplishments… here’s something you should understand, Mr. Linker. You want us to forget all this. But we won’t. You and yours declared war on Trump, and you carried it out every day. That war is not over. We have not surrendered. Welcome to the whirlwind.

Bp. Strickland Calls for Joe Biden to ‘Repent’ of Pro-Abortion, LGBT Stances, by Victoria Gisondi

By Victoria Gisondi, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas tweeted today at Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed Catholic, reminding him that his positions on abortion and marriage fly in the face of Catholic teaching… Strickland tweeted, “As a bishop I beg Mr. Biden to repent of his dissent from Catholic teaching on abortion & marriage for his own salvation & for the good of our nation. He aspires to the highest office in our land & must be guided by the truth God has revealed to us. I pray for him to find Truth.”

Economy of Francesco Dumps ‘Jesus Christ’, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Observers who spoke to Church Militant slammed the conference for its boring repetition of tired and meaningless slogans like “sustainable development,” “inclusive economy” and “democratic ecology,” its utopian and unworkable proposals, but above all for its lack of Christian content… “It’s hard to overstate how sinister this conference is. Frankly, its events seem like something an anti-Catholic fundamentalist would have invented for a bad end times novel,” academic Dr. John Zmirak told Church Militant… What we are seeing is staggering evil, wrapped in soporific banality.

A Devotion to Defend Against ‘Revolutionary Men’, by James Baresel

By James Baresel, Crisis Magazine – Revolution. That’s exactly what they want. It’s no longer a question of contracting or expanding welfare programs but of class warfare. Debate over whether law enforcement agencies have positive value has replaced that over whether racism is a marginal or a widespread problem within them. Gone are the days when the left supported the Defense of Marriage Act, content with legal tolerance of homosexual behavior.

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.

LifeSiteNews: Bishop Strickland: We Have to Pray for the Suffering Souls in Purgatory WATCH

By LifeSiteNews Staff – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas gave an inspiring defense of the fundamental principles of the Catholic faith, including devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, salvation, purgatory, and more… “There are a lot of idols in our culture that take us away from God,” he said today. “But if we believe in God, and we believe John 3:16: ‘God so loved the world, that He sent His only begotten Son’… then it’s just logical that He’s the only Savior we have; there’s only one Son of God.”

Grace Force Podcast: Fr. James Altman-Exorcising the Great Reset WATCH

By Fr. Richard Heilman, US Grace Force – “A global plan called the Great Reset is underway. Its architect is a global élite that wants to subdue all of humanity, imposing coercive measures with which to drastically limit individual freedoms and those of entire populations.”… Fr. Altman has made it his personal endeavor, over 40 years, to research everything he can find in regard to this global elite cabal. Please listen to this amazing episode that unveils their nefarious plots, and looks to what we can do to “Exorcise the Great Reset.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Know the Time of Your Visitation

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word –  Luke 19:41-44 – And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, saying, “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes. For the days shall come upon you, when your enemies will cast up a bank about you and surround you, and hem you in on every side, and dash you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave one stone upon another in you; because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Saint of the Day for November 19: St. Agnes of Assisi

By Franciscan Media – Born Caterina Offreducia, Agnes was the younger sister of Saint Clare, and her first follower. When Caterina left home two weeks after Clare’s departure, their family attempted to bring her back by force. They tried to drag her out of the monastery, but her body suddenly became so heavy that several knights could not budge it.

Making Room for the Common Good, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – It is one of the great weaknesses of the Church over the past two generations that there has been so much emphasis on Catholic social teaching and so little on Catholic morality. By this I mean that “helping the materially marginalized” has often been proposed as a substitute for “helping the spiritually marginalized”. In other words, prudential policies for helping those in material need have often been portrayed by the Catholic clerical and professorial classes as not only absolute in character but as far more important than an emphasis on the personal and familial moral issues which really are absolute. …

100 Years of Legal Abortion: Happy ‘Birthday,’ Subhumanism, by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – November 18 marks a powerful anniversary. In 1920, the newly-hatched dragon that was the Soviet Union legalized abortion. That made it the first government in the West to embrace the destruction of children since the conversion of Constantine. No one even dared to raise the idea of doing that until the 18th century, when the Marquis de Sade proposed it — in the midst of one of his many pornographic, literally Satanist books.

Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff Is a Keynote Speaker at Vatican’s ‘Economy of Francesco’ Conference, by Edward Pentin

Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The controversial Brazilian liberation theologian Leonardo Boff will be a keynote speaker at the Economy of Francesco, a three-day international Vatican-organized conference that starts tomorrow aimed at making finance inclusive and sustainable… A former Franciscan priest, Boff will speak on “socio-ecological responsibility: global view, territorial actions” along with Father Vilson Groh, who works with the poor in the favela (slum) of Florianopolis in southern Brazil.

Fox Stabbed Us in the Back. Is Newsmax Our New Alternative? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – I’ll admit it was somewhat shocking on election night to see Fox News flip from a patriotic, dissident network to just part of the MSM. And every night after that, apart from a few commentary shows like Sean Hannity’s and Tucker Carlson’s. I suddenly realized how citizens in Eastern Europe must have felt in 1948, when their Communist-rigged elections were reported by suddenly servile media.

Complicit Clergy: Do These Clowns Really Think We’re Buying the Crock They Are Serving Us?

Complicit Clergy – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) told colleagues on Tuesday that President-elect Joe Biden’s policy positions, including support for abortion rights, pose a “difficult and complex situation” for the church. In response, the USCCB has announced that it will form a “task force” to address policy by President-elect Joe Biden that contradicts Catholic teaching.  Just what we need: another meaningless task force that will give the appearance of doing something while accomplishing nothing.

WATCH/LISTEN! General Tom McInerney on OAN: Hammer, Scorecard, and Voter Fraud – November 18 2020

OAN NEWS – WATCH/LISTEN – General Tom McInerney on OAN: Hammer, Scorecard, and Voter Fraud – November 18 2020

(Catholic) Joe Biden Wants to Codify Roe v. Wade to Permanently Keep Abortions Legal Up to Birth, Bill Donohue

By Bill Donohue, LifeNews – Among Biden’s top priorities is to codify into law the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade. In other words, Biden wants to lock in the right of a woman to abort her child at any moment of pregnancy, for any reason whatsoever, thus blunting any future court challenges.

Fr. Robert (James) Altman: We Cannot Fix Godlessness

By Fr. Robert (James) Altman, The Wanderer – Dear family, in view of Veterans Day, let us pray to honor veterans of all services and wars in thanksgiving for all their sacrifices made. For one cannot even enter into training for war without sacrificing a portion of one’s own freedom and without sacrificing irreplaceable time with family and friends, and those are spiritual wounds indeed… And all those who enter into war itself are wounded in one way or another. So many wounded in body. So many wounded in spirit… Thanks be to God, when dark forces rise, men, and now women, of generations past and present, have come forward to battle against such forces to defend and protect our lives and our liberty.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: They Did Not Want Me to Reign over Them

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 19:11-28 – As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, `Trade with these till I come.’

Saint of the Day for November 18: Dedication of Churches of Saints Peter and Paul

By Franciscan Media – St. Peter’s is probably the most famous church in Christendom. Massive in scale and a veritable museum of art and architecture, it began on a much humbler scale. Vatican Hill was a simple cemetery where believers gathered at Saint Peter’s tomb to pray. In 319, Constantine built a basilica on the site that stood for more than a thousand years until, despite numerous….

Trudeau and Biden are Both Pushing for the Great Reset (WATCH)

By John Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – I wanted to warn my brothers and sisters in the USA about what they are in for if Joe Biden gets elected at the end of this US election fraught with fraud. This election that President Trump clearly won counting legal votes is one of the greatest threats to Democracy ever to confront the USA. Just have a look at Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and how much he is like Biden.

Gavin Newsom Manufactures a COVID Crisis to Make California Miserable Again, by William Sullivan

By William Sullivan, American Thinker – Fresh on the heels of the Sacramento Bee’s criticism of Gavin Newsom’s multi-family extravaganza at the famous French Laundry, a swanky $350-a-person-before-the-wine-is-ordered restaurant in Yountville, California, and after having his wrist slapped by the state Judiciary for exceeding his constitutional authority in issuing emergency lockdown orders, he’s decided that he really doesn’t care what the plebs of his state think or what the law says about his executive limitations… He’s locking the state down again.

What Happened to the Catholic Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election? by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, EWTN News – Catholic voters split almost evenly between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in the election, amid a Democrat effort to sway religious voters troubled by the president’s demeanor and rhetoric and positions on issues like immigration. .. One exit poll showed Biden winning 51% of the Catholic vote, with 47% going to Trump, according to data published by The Washington Post.

SURPRISE SURPRISE! Archbishop Gomez: Biden Will ‘Support Policies’ Against ‘Fundamental’ Catholic Values

Catholic News Agency – Archbishop Jose Gomez told bishops Tuesday that a future President Biden, as a Catholic, would present unique challenges for the Church in the United States, especially regarding Biden policy positions at odds with Catholic doctrine… “The president-elect has given us reason to believe that his faith commitments will move him to support some good policies. This includes policies of immigration reform, refugees and the poor, and against racism, the death penalty, and climate change.”… “…he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics. These policies include: the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the preservation of Roe vs. Wade. ….

Is Trump Lawyer Sidney Powell Our Own Joan of Arc? by Teresa Blazewicz

By Teresa Blazewicz, WND Guest Columnist – “I never say anything I can’t prove.” Sidney Powell was cool, calm, collected and fierce in her on-air interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo last Sunday where she laid out the case purporting massive voting fraud in this year’s presidential election. Powell, a former federal prosecutor, has a storied career and is most prominently known for rallying conservatives across the nation as she came to Gen. Michael Flynn’s defense earlier this year.

Benedict XVI: In ‘New Totalitarianism,’ Opposing Abortion Means ‘Social Excommunication’, by Antonio Socci

By Antonio Socci, LifeSiteNews – (Peter Seewald asks) One phrase from your first homily as pope has remained particularly impressed in our memory: “Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves.” Had you perhaps foreseen what awaited you?… The pope replies that this was not an allusion to the problems of the Vatican… as many thought. Benedict XVI explains: The true threat for the Church, and thus for the Petrine service, does not come from this sort of episode: it comes instead from the universal dictatorship of apparently humanistic ideologies.

Francis Woos Top Pro-Abortion Globalist (WATCH) by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis has invited the world’s foremost proponent of abortion and population control to address his “Economy of Francesco” conference on the theme of “letting life flourish.”… Economist Jeffrey Sachs, a liberal Jew who is president of the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Solutions Network, will speak at the start of the Assisi conference from Nov. 19–21, which is now being held online due to the Wuhan virus pandemic….

States Passed 19 Pro-Life Laws in 2020 Saving Unborn Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Despite the coronavirus shutdowns and limited legislative sessions, 13 states still made protections for unborn babies a priority in 2020… According to Americans United for Life, 13 states passed 19 pro-life laws in 2020, including measures to require abortion facilities to give mothers accurate information and to protect underage girls from secret abortions without a parent’s knowledge or consent.

The USCCB Just Showed Its Hand, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a bloated, corrupt organization teeming with left-wing bureaucrats who don’t have the Church’s best interests at heart. Crisis Magazine has said so on several occasions. It remains our opinion that all Catholics—laymen, priests, and bishops—would be better off without it… That said, the USCCB’s committee elections at this week’s annual Fall General Assembly provide a glimpse into the minds of our bishops. On Monday, during their annual Fall General Assembly, the Conference elected a new slate of chairmen to head their various initiatives, and their selections are telling.

Priest Calls Out Priests, Bishops, Pope… Who Live Lives of Sodomy! WATCH

Priest Calls Out Priests, Bishops, Pope… Who Live Lives of Sodomy! WATCH – Father Jay’s Homily from Thursday, November 12, 2020

Archbishop Viganò: Million MAGA Marchers are Right to Oppose Dem’s ‘Fraud…Manipulation of Votes’

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – It is true: the people have spoken, but not in favor of those who promote the killing of innocent lives in the womb; not in favor of those who impose deadly ideologies on our children; not in favor of those who obey an international elite who wish to establish a New World Order. The people have spoken out in favor of traditional values, in defense of life, in defense of the family, and in defense of national sovereignty. …

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Defending Life After 100 Years of Legal Abortion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – As Pope St. John Paul II, a great opponent of the communist ideology, wrote in Centessimus Annus: “[T]he fundamental error of socialism is anthropological in nature. Socialism considers the individual person simply as an element, a molecule within the social organism, so that the good of the individual is completely subordinated to the functioning of the socio-economic mechanism.”… Such a view of the human person comes with innumerable pernicious consequences, of which the horrors of the Gulag are but one example.

Counting Votes, Ignoring Science, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – But of course we already know that the same people who regard nascent life as disposable have been readying a plan for us in the latter stages of life, to give us the benefits of “choice” and “euthanasia.” For patients no longer steady in their judgments, the decisions in some cases will flow to doctors, armed with the powers of life and death… And they are likely to be doctors more and more in accord with their times, more and more delivered from any sense of the moral grounds and limits of their vocations.

WATCH! Exposed! New Proof On Why I Am CERTAIN Trump Will Win, by Janet Porter

Exposed! New Proof On Why I Am CERTAIN Trump Will Win, by Janet Porter – WATCH!

Bishops Air Feelings, Solutions to Prevent Another ‘Predator’ in Their Midst, by Rhina Guidos

By Rhina Guidos, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said the recently released report on former cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, describing his ascent to highest rungs of the church, even amid rumors of abuse, read like a list of the seven deadly sins… “Lust, greed, gluttony, wrath, sloth, envy, pride — pretty much the report covers all of them,” said Bishop Strickland.. “I think we need to, really, as pastors acknowledge that we’re all sinners and we’re all called away from sin,” but the report shows sometimes pastors and others can turn a blind eye to sin, Strickland said. “I think that could be the title of the report.”

Was Uncle Ted a Russian Spy? (Always Read the Footnotes!) by Elizabeth Yore

By Elizabeth Yore, Crisis Magazine – Sexual predators, like spies, are masters of deception and deceit. Both operate in secrecy, perpetuate a cover story, manipulate their victims through lies, and maintain a facade of respectability. Often, sexual predators become prime and easy targets for espionage since they are so vulnerable to blackmail. Prominent sexual predators can become prominent spies. Spies trade in secret information and influence peddling-the more prominent the asset, the more valuable the information.

Sidney Powell: Impeach John Roberts if He Dismisses Election Fraud, by Art Moore

By Art Moore, WorldNetDaily – (Attny. Sidney Powell)… said she believes the case she’s now building for the Trump campaign will wind up in the Supreme Court… Mark Steyn asked Powell if the justices will be “as eager to sweep it under the rug” as have establishment media, social media and Democrats… “I don’t think so, Mark,” she replied. “I think the evidence is going to be so overwhelming, and I would warn any state right now that thinks they’re going to certify this election to rethink it very seriously. Because what they’re certifying is their own fraud and their own complicity in fraud.”…

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Survivor of a Once Dangerous World

Msgr. Charles Pope – In the video below, a comedy routine from Mad TV shows how many modern notions were non-existent even just fifty years ago. In the sketch, a pregnant mother drinks a martini and smokes a cigarette; children ride bikes without wearing helmets. Of course, like a lot of comedy, the topic is taken to excess for effect… Nevertheless, most of us who are older grew up in a “dangerous” world and managed to survive.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: No Exit

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing – Here’s the reality we all face, with no exit: There will be a Day of Judgment. “Be careful not to do your `acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. … “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.” … What about all those politicians who harvest votes from the mutilated bodies of unborn babies? Here’s the reality they will face with no exit: There will be a Day of Judgment.

Russia Became First Country to Legalize Abortion 100 Years Ago, Beginning Greatest Genocide in History, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Out of the many news headlines that have dominated the year 2020 so far, there is one somber event that is in danger of being forgotten: November 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the first-ever legalization of abortion… Researchers estimate that legal abortion has resulted in about one billion abortions worldwide in the past 100 years, making it what they call the “greatest genocide in history.”

Big Brother! Joe Biden Warns Americans About Thanksgiving: ‘… Maximum 10 People’, CNSNews

By CNSNews.com Staff, CNSNews – “Well, here’s what I’d do,” Biden said. “Let me tell you what health experts have said to me, and it’s not because I’m unique as president-elect, it’s because of my family: They strongly urge that if in fact we’re going to have Thanksgiving with anyone, that we limit it to a maximum—maximum–they suggest five people, maximum 10 people, socially distanced, wearing masks, and people who have quarantined.”

WATCH: Minnesota Priest: Now Is the Time for Indignation, Not Fear

Alpha News MN, Nov 15, 2020 – Fr. Thomas Dufner of Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, homily from Nov. 7. WATCH HOMILY Fr. Thomas Dufner

Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò: Godspeed to the Million MAGA March

By Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, Church Militant – Allow me to address this message to you, spiritually united with all of you in the legitimate request for truth and transparency, in the face of the election fraud that is coming to light… Some would have us believe that the people have spoken out in favor of one candidate, and they were foolish enough to tell us this while the vote-counting was still in progress… They were so sure of victory that they did not accept any dissenting voices and even went so far as to censor the very words of the current president of the United States.

It’s a Coup. Just Say It! by Jay Valentine

By Jay Valentine, American Thinker – Political science types have a word for every happening. One is the Overton Window. Like lots of these terms, it is not too scientific, but it well describes things observed every day… For instance, the idea that an eight-year-old boy decides to be a girl, because he feels like it, and is then medicated with hormone therapy to look as close to a girl as science enables was once a preposterous idea…

Critics Say McCarrick Report Evades Issue of Pervasive Homosexuality in Catholic Clergy, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register – One of the more disturbing and key aspects revealed by the McCarrick Report is how the now-laicized former cardinal archbishop of Washington’s homosexual grooming of seminarians resulted in only light punishments, while at the same time he reached the highest ranks of the Church…

Wise as Pigeons, Harmless as Snakes, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – It is a part of the destiny of man, wrote Malcolm Muggeridge, “to pursue both power and love, knowing them to be incompatible. ‘Here am I, captain of a legion of Rome,’ a recently discovered inscription runs, ‘who served in the Libyan Desert and learns and ponders this truth: There are in life but two things, love and power, and no one has both.”… In God alone are power and love in perfect harmony.

Tens of Thousands of Trump Supporters Flood Streets of DC, Urge Pres. ‘Do Not Quit!’ as He Fights For Fair Election, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – LifeSite’s video reporter Jim Hale was on the ground. “I don’t know how many hundreds of thousands of people have showed up today,” he said. “This is the most patriotic spot in the United States of America right now. And the people here have come to deliver one message to President Trump: Do not quit!”

Sidney Powell: ‘We’re Fixing to Overturn the Results of the Election in Multiple States’, (WATCH) by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Attorney Sidney Powell, now part of the legal team investigating alleged election fraud for the Trump campaign, said on Sunday she’s found “massive election fraud” resulting from the software produced by Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems… Powell alleges that votes cast through Dominion/Smartmatic were “wiped away.”… However, Dominion Voting Systems, in a message on its webpage, “categorically denies false assertions about vote switching issues.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: What Do You Want Me to Do for You?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 18:35-43 – As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; 36 and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” 38 And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Saint of the Day for November 16: St. Margaret of Scotland

By Franciscan Media – Margaret of Scotland was a truly liberated woman in the sense that she was free to be herself. For her, that meant freedom to love God and serve others… Not Scottish by birth, Margaret was the daughter of Princess Agatha of Hungary and the Anglo-Saxon Prince Edward Atheling. She spent much of her youth in the court of her great-uncle, the English king, Edward the Confessor.

The Importance of Cultivating Silence During Advent, by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange –
At Christmas, God speaks to us in a way far more profound and mysterious than any other kind of speech known to man: He communicates to us through the Word made flesh… The task of Advent, which is just weeks away, is to prepare for hearing this Word of God… I would like to suggest that one of the most important ways of doing this is through cultivating silence.

How to Red-Pill a Bishop, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – The average Catholic is simply unaware of the pressures on a typical bishop: the erosion of his privacy and personal life, the shortage of resources, the abundance of needs, the sometimes difficult relationships with priests (who are brothers, not employees) and religious communities, and a dozen other issues. These burdens don’t excuse a bishop’s failures, but they should at least earn him the same understanding and civility a layperson would expect under similar circumstances…

Like Cruel Scientists Who Torture Dogs, the Democrats Want to Teach Us Learned Helplessness, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – One of the most heartbreaking phrases in the English language is “learned helplessness.” Here’s how Psychology Today explains it: “Learned helplessness occurs when an individual continuously faces a negative, uncontrollable situation and stops trying to change their circumstances, even when they have the ability to do so…” And this, my friends, is what the Democrats and NeverTrump GOP elites are hoping for from President Trump’s supporters…

Politics: The Trump CT Scanner, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – These past four years, Donald Trump, intentionally or not, became a CT scanner that produced three-dimensional images of the innards of elite institutions and people, showing us what is beneath their veneers. He had an eerie manner of replying to critics in such an upstart fashion that those who objected to his supposed crudity proved cruder in repartee than he. And he showcased his successes for America in such a way as to make his enemies wish that successes for their country were failures instead.

By Msgr. Charles Pope: Growing in the Fear of the Lord – A Homily for the 33rd Sunday of the Year

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The past few Sundays have featured the November theme of the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. In today’s Gospel we are reminded that we will one day have to account for our use of the gifts and resources that God has given us… But today’s readings do more than that; they also set forth a virtue that helps us to use God’s gifts well. That virtue is the fear of the Lord. It is a foundational disposition of the wise, but not the foolish. Scripture says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Prov 9:10).

The McCarrick Report’s Unanswered Questions, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw,  EWTN News, Publisher’s Note – The long-awaited McCarrick Report, detailing the rise and fall of the former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, was finally released Nov. 10. First promised two years ago, the report makes for grim and difficult reading. It reveals cunning manipulation by McCarrick and the devastating weaknesses of an internal Church culture that failed to hold him accountable as his actions harmed scores of young men, many of whom were priests. 

Bishops for Biden, by Judie Brown

By Judie Brown, American Life League – On November 7, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a press release stating in part: “We recognize that Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has received enough votes to be elected the 46th president of the United States. We congratulate Mr. Biden and acknowledge that he joins the late President John F. Kennedy as the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith…” We were dumbfounded because it is not clear that the Biden/Harris team has actually won. And frankly, pro-abort politicians like these two should be reprimanded by the USCCB, not congratulated! The USCCB’s rush to curry favor with pro-aborts has not only saddened us, but has left us disturbed.

Good News and Words of Encouragement, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Publisher, The Patriot Post – Some of you are discouraged. On behalf of your Patriot team here, I can tell you that wading through the leftist detritus day after day would indeed be discouraging if we allowed ourselves for even a moment to lose sight of what defines us — eternal Truths, not temporal circumstances… Let me remind you: You are NOT alone. There are more than 80 million grassroots American Patriots across our nation, most of us armed, and our ranks are growing.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Always Pray and Do Not Lose Heart

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 18:1-8 – And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary.’ For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man ….

Saint of the Day for November 14: St. Gertrude the Great

Franciscan Media – Gertrude, a Benedictine nun in Helfta, Saxony, was one of the great mystics of the 13th century. Together with her friend and teacher Saint Mechtild, she practiced a spirituality called “nuptial mysticism,” that is, she came to see herself as the bride of Christ. Her spiritual life was a deeply personal union with Jesus and his Sacred Heart, leading her into the very life of the Trinity.

People of the Lie, by Francis X. Maier

By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing – Never mind Mr. Biden’s eccentric view of what being “Catholic” means in matters of public policy.  All of his words sounded good. . .except for the fact that a hefty share of the recent “era of demonization” came, and still flows, from Biden’s own party.  Donald Trump may have teased and fed the nation’s spirit of conflict, but he didn’t create it.  He inherited it from his predecessor.

Fr. Ripperger: What is Fear and Confusion (WATCH)

Sensus Fidelium – WATCH VIDEO HERE.

Compromised Church Leaders, by Gene Thomas Gomulka

By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant – What caused most Americans, including Democrats, to change their attitudes toward slavery and the rights of blacks? The shift wasn’t mainly due to the intervention of religious leaders. Civil rights advocates among the clergy (such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) were “as few and far between” in condemning racial discrimination then as clergymen like Bp. Joseph Strickland, Fr. Frank Pavone and Fr. James Altman are in exposing the Democratic Party’s support for abortion-on-demand now.

Abortion Victims: Where Are the Bodies? by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, The Stream – …every so often, somebody says something that suddenly snaps everything into focus once again… Where Do You Put 65 Million Children?… at a conference hosted by Protect Life Michigan. I was speaking on why men should join the pro-life movement… During a panel on abortion victim photography, someone asked us for a question we could ask that would highlight the magnitude of what abortion has cost us. Dr. Monica Miller from Citizens for a Pro-Life Society paused for a moment. Then she responded. “Where do you put sixty-five million bodies?”

President Trump Promises No National Lockdown: “Lockdowns Cost Lives”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Steve Mosher told me today in a blockbuster interview that President Trump is gathering all the evidence needed to show massive, widespread voter fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential race… “They picked on the wrong guy to try and bulldoze,” he said… The mainstream media is engaging in a “bloodless” coup attempt on the president, he added, who won by huge margins in key swing states but was denied victory thanks to “old school” and new, high-tech methods of voter fraud.

Trump Confidant Tells LifeSite: the President Has All the Proof Needed to Show Massive Fraud, Vote Switching, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNew – Steve Mosher told me today in a blockbuster interview that President Trump is gathering all the evidence needed to show massive, widespread voter fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential race… “They picked on the wrong guy to try and bulldoze,” he said… The mainstream media is engaging in a “bloodless” coup attempt on the president, he added, who won by huge margins in key swing states but was denied victory thanks to “old school” and new, high-tech methods of voter fraud.

Viganò Skewers McCarrick Report on EWTN: ‘Bergoglio is to the Deep Church as Biden is to the Deep State’, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – In an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo this evening, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former papal representative to the United States, responded to the Vatican’s recently released McCarrick Report which tries to pin the lack of adequate response to McCarrick on Viganò himself… Asked by Arroyo about the report claiming Viganò “did not come forward” to present evidence for this Vatican inquiry, Viganò replies that he was not asked to come forward. And to counter the argument that they couldn’t reach him since he was in hiding, he notes that “the Secretariat of State has my personal email address, which is still active.”

Transcript Viganò‘s Full Interview With EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo on What Vatican Got Wrong in McCarrick Report (LifeSiteNews)

By LifeSiteNews Staff – ‘The corruption of the highest levels of the Vatican is so evident that it leads one to consider the Report as an unworthy attempt to make Bergoglio appear absolutely alien to the manipulations of the Curia, indeed as a sort of implacable persecutor of the corrupt, while the evidence of the facts demonstrates the opposite’

Pope Leo XIII: The True Origin of Marriage

Pope Leo XIII, Posted on The Catholic Thing – Though revilers of the Christian faith refuse to acknowledge the never-interrupted doctrine of the Church on this subject and have long striven to destroy the testimony of all nations and of all times, they have nevertheless failed not only to quench the powerful light of truth, but even to lessen it. We record what is to all known, and cannot be doubted by any, that God, on the sixth day of creation, having made man from the slime of the earth, and having breathed into his face the breath of life, gave him a companion, whom He miraculously took from the side of Adam when he was locked in sleep.

I Was Abused by a Priest, and the McCarrick Report Is a Sickening Whitewash, by Joseph Sciambra

By Joseph Sciambra, The Stream – After the McCarrick scandal broke, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò published his famous “testimony.” It dared to name names — even Pope Francis himself — as complicit in the cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes. And I thought justice would finally prevail. In a strange way, I believed there would be vindication for me and the countless other nameless victims. That wasn’t meant to be, however — allegedly for the good of the Church.

HHS Secretary: Science, Data, Facts ‘Do Not Support the Notion of Locking Down the Country’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “But I do think we should be driven by science and data and the facts here. And they simply do not support the notion of locking down the country, sheltering in place… You know, it’s important the American people know the facts, and the simple facts are that our colleges are not mechanisms for major spread of disease. Our kids in K-12 are not mechanisms of major spread — we’re not seeing those settings for major spread of disease. Our normal workplaces are not settings for major spread of disease. Air travel is not a setting for that. Health care work — our health care settings, going to the doctor, has not been a major vector of disease.”

Who Owns the Future? Dems or GOP?, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Democrats remain today the minorities’ party and Republicans the party of America’s white majority. White folks are roughly 60% of the U.S. population, though closer to 70% of the electorate. Both those figures, however, are slowly and steadily falling… Demography is still destiny… Republicans are going to have to grow their share of the white vote and their share of the Hispanic, Black and Asian vote or their future will begin to look like California today, where the Grand Old Party does not hold a single statewide office.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: One Will Be Taken and the Other Left

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 17:26-37 – As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot — they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built…

Saint of the Day for November 13: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Franciscan Media – Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first United States citizen to be canonized. Her deep trust in the loving care of her God gave her the strength to be a valiant woman doing the work of Christ… Refused admission to the religious order which had educated her to be a teacher, she began charitable work at the House of Providence Orphanage in Cadogno, Italy. In September 1877, she made her vows there and took the religious habit.

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.

Joe Biden Would be a Total Disaster for Unborn Children, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, LifeNews – A Biden-Harris administration would be an unmitigated disaster for the unborn child, religious freedom, and the family. They would be far worse than the Clintons, who were awful, and the Obamas, who were worse… Here’s is what a President Biden would do right away… He would remove the U.S. from the Geneva Consensus Declaration that the U.S. led and that says, correctly, that abortion is not a human right, and laws regulating it are for sovereign states to determine.

Fr. Roger Landry: The Knights Our Age Needs

Father Roger Landry, EWTN News – It was strangely fitting that the Oct. 31 beatification of Father Michael McGivney, a parish priest of the then Diocese of Hartford and founder of the Knights of Columbus, was marked by COVID-19 restrictions, because Blessed Michael died during a pandemic (possibly coronavirus) in 1890, which took 1 million lives. He joined a list of 11 U.S. saints and five U.S. beati raised to the altars. 

ELECTION FIASCO 2020: A Gift From Hell Below Us (Powerful Homily by Catholic Priest)

By Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – In this Sunday Sermon from So. St. Paul, Father comments on Election Fiasco 2020, arguing that the cheating, lying and fraud going on in America today is something straight out of hell… Father encourages his flock to pray for the president. As long as Trump is willing to fight for our nation, we must be willing to fight for him….

Accomplished Medical Doctor Lays Out Hazards of COVID-19 Face Masks, by Peter R. Breggin

By Peter R. Breggin, M.D., LifeSiteNews – The wearing of face masks has become a political litmus test used to challenge the President and to cow the people. The internet is filled with photos of strong advocates of face masks dropping them to their chin to speak clearly and to relieve discomfort. Meanwhile, beyond all reason, we see intimidated people driving alone in the cars wearing masks and walking alone in parks with their faces covered.

Expert: Voter Fraud is Real, It Happens, and There’s a Database With Thousands of Examples, by John Henry Westen

By John Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – With the election thrown into overtime by growing evidence of widespread voter fraud, President Trump has refused to concede to Joe Biden, contesting the election by issuing lawsuits in several states… In the midst of this ongoing fight to ensure a fair election count, I spoke with one of the country’s leading experts on election integrity, Hans von Spakovsky.

It’s Out of Our Hands, But God’s Still Got This, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – It’s out of your hands. If you’re not a lawyer, an investigator, or a witness — or maybe someone who can encourage a witness to speak out — your influence on this election is down to just two things. You can speak out to encourage those who are in the fight. And you can pray. Otherwise, you’re stuck with whatever happens. It’s out of your control.

Mistakes Were Made, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – For those who don’t think clericalism has played a major role in the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, the McCarrick Report published this week ought to change their minds. The report reveals an insular and bureaucratized clerical culture that served the ambitions of a man like Theodore McCarrick, who knew how to manipulate that system to his advantage, far better than it served the Church and the Gospel.

Supreme Court Hears Obamacare Challenge, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – While Democrats have been worried Obamacare would be overturned by a conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court, it appears justices are reluctant to change the status quo… Yesterday, the High Court heard the first challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) — known as Obamacare — but conservatives Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh were hesitant to declare the legislation unconstitutional.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Coming of Christ’s Kingdom

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 17:20-25 – Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, `Behold, here it is!’ or `There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.” And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of man…

Saint of the Day for November 12: St. Josaphat

Franciscan Media – In 1964, newspaper photos of Pope Paul VI embracing Athenagoras I, the Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople, marked a significant step toward the healing of a division in Christendom that has spanned more than nine centuries… In 1595, the Orthodox bishop of Brest-Litovsk in present-day Belarus and five other bishops representing millions of Ruthenians, sought reunion with Rome.

Maintaining Hope in a Time of Lies, by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine – Last Saturday, after all major news media outlets announced Joe Biden’s presidential victory, ebullient Biden supporters (or more precisely, Trump opponents) took to the streets to celebrate. Mr. Biden obliged the crowd of supporters—oddly, the largest crowd he has ever had—and gave a speech accepting the job of president of the United States.

The McCarrick Report: The Cover-Up Continues, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The McCarrick Report, hyped for months as a candid Vatican exploration of an ecclesiastical scandal, is actually a clever bid to deflect attention away from the real scandal… The 450-page report fails to explain how Theodore McCarrick rose to prominence, influenced Vatican policies and appointments, and remained influential even after his sexual misconduct was recognized by reluctant Vatican officials.

Msgr. Charles Pope: On the Lost Art of “Paring ‘em up” and its Effects on Marriage Today.

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the more common concerns that young adults express to me is the difficulty in meeting and dating. Once adulthood is reached, of course, the purpose of dating is to look for a spouse. Hence their problem is a problem for all of us since marriage and family are so central to the life of the Church and is the foundation of our culture and nation.

WATCH! Modern Child Sacrifice… Do You Think Child Sacrifice Is a Thing of a Past?

Choice42 – WATCH VIDEO – Choice42 is a Canadian Non-Profit Organization. We are Pro-Women, Pro-Babies and Pro-LIFE. We aim to educate Canadians about abortion in Canada and to support women who are faced with unplanned pregnancy.

Patriot Post: Veterans Day 2020

Patriot Post – We set aside Veterans Day to honor the sacrifice of generations of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen who have carried forward the banner of Liberty since the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord… Millions of American Patriots have, for generations, honored their oaths “to support and defend” the Liberty that was “endowed by our Creator” as affirmed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our Constitution… Today, we formally honor them…

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: He Fell at Jesus’ Feet Giving Thanks

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 17:11-19 – On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.

Saint of the Day for November 11: St. Martin of Tours

By Franciscan Media – A conscientious objector who wanted to be a monk; a monk who was maneuvered into being a bishop; a bishop who fought paganism as well as pleaded for mercy to heretics—such was Martin of Tours, one of the most popular of saints and one of the first not to be a martyr.

A “Woke” Examination of Conscience, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, The Catholic Thing – “Like fighting an addiction, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination,” says Ibram X. Kendi, author of best-selling How to Be an Antiracist, which now informs various public school curriculums and government and corporate HR offices eager to burnish their anti-racist credentials….

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.

Number of New Pro-Life GOP Congresswomen Now at 16, Could Climb to 19; 8 Have Flipped Seats, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – The number of new, pro-life Republican women elected to the House of Representatives has climbed further, and now stands at 16, with the possibility of three more joining the group… Of the three undecided races, one is being held up by legal wrangling, and in the other two the Republican candidates are leading by slim margins – in one case, by a razor-thin margin.

Thoughts in a Dark Time, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – As there is too much to say in the space of one column, I will simply offer some thoughts on the state of the country a week after the 2020 elections… No. 1: While I am not certain the reported election results are dishonest, I suspect they are. Worse, about half this country believes this, too… This is unprecedented in American history.

Jordan Sekulow to Newsmax TV: Trump Team Building Its Elex Case Carefully, Methodically, by Eric Mack

By Eric Mack, NewsMax – “It’s going to be a little bit of a slow process to get this into court, but then all the federal courts know they’ve got to do this rapidly,” Sekulow, of the American Center for Law and Justice, told Tuesday’s “Spicer & Co.” “So, chill out. Take your time. Let us do our legal work, and then the courts are going to do this in an expedited manner… “Whether it’s like 30 days or so, I think we have all this figured out.”

President Donald Trump Finally Clinches Victory in North Carolina, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has officially clinched victory in the state of North Carolina. Fox news and the liberal media have come under fire for prematurely declaring Joe Biden the winner in Pennsylvania and Arizona while not certifying the state of North Carolina, where Trump leads his pro-abortion rival by well over 70,000 votes.

Msgr. Charles Pope: 9 Ways Catholics Should Respond to the Threat of COVID-19 Church Shutdowns

By Msgr. Charles Pope , EWTN News – The heavy hand of government seems to hold all the cards. As a citizen of this land I am deeply concerned that we have ceded our rights to government officials out of a fear that far outweighs the actual threat, and that we have accepted mandates that don’t even seem to work. I do not say we should abandon all mask-wearing or other efforts to curb COVID, but the time has come to ask serious questions and demand real answers before governments demand lockdowns once again.

McCarrick Report: Details of Abuse Ignored [News Analysis]

By Catholic World News – The Vatican has issued a 450-page report on former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, acknowledging that reports of McCarrick’s sexual misconduct had circulated for years but insisting that Pope Francis was unaware of any serious charges against the influential American prelate until shortly before he was stripped of his ecclesiastical honors… The Vatican report does, however, cast some doubts on the actions of two previous Pontiffs…

Open Letter to the Bishops, by L.G. Sleiman

By L.G. Sleiman, Church Militant – The 12 Apostles were empowered to teach the gospel, govern the Church, sanctify souls for Heaven, and to pass on their mission in an unbroken succession of shepherds until the end of the world… The Apostles launched their evangelical mission with little more than the rigorous training, the spiritual gifts, and the divine authority which Christ had bestowed upon them. The Church they helped to establish (Ephesians 2:20) had, within three centuries, transformed virtually the entire world.

New Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Not Created With Fetal Cells From Babies Killed in Abortions

By Wesley Smith, LifeNews – The news that Pfizer’s vaccine is 90 percent effective has rocked the world (a tad too late to help Donald Trump). The company will be applying for an emergency FDA approval. From the Wall Street Journal story: A vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc., PFE0.03% and partner BioNTech SE proved better than expected at protecting people from Covid-19 in a pivotal study, a milestone in the hunt for shots that can stop the global pandemic.

Bishop Strickland: A Dark Cloud has Descended on this Nation

Complicit Clergy – In a tweet issued on November 9, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas stated: A dark cloud has descended on this nation when the USCCB and Planned Parenthood speak in unison in support of a Biden-Harris administration that supports the slaughter of innocents by abortion for all 9 months of pregnancy… Bishop Strickland is absolutely correct – it is a dark day in America when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offers its congratulations to most pro-abortion presidential candidate in U.S. history.

It’s Not Over, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – My goal here is to say some words to readers who are disturbed by the election, but to do so starting from non-partisan, Catholic premises solely. I want what I say to be embraceable by all Catholics with sound criteria… As regards the election: It is important for all of us to give at least minimal acknowledgment of the fact that, legally, it is not over… The election ends, when Congress in joint session counts the electoral votes and declares the results, on January 6, 2021.

LifeSiteNews: ‘The Vatican Fiction Continues’: Abp. Viganò Issues First Response to McCarrick Report

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Posted on LifeSiteNews – Today the official Report of the Holy See regarding the McCarrick case has been made public. Before I express myself on its merit, I will take time to analyze its content… However, I cannot fail to note the surreal operation of mystification regarding who are the ones responsibile for covering up the scandals of the deposed American cardinal, and at the same time I cannot help expressing my indignation in seeing the same accusations of cover up being made against me…

The McCarrick Report: Full Text and a Vatican Summary, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The Vatican published today the McCarrick Report, alongside the following summary by Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communication… No press conference was held to mark the release of the document… McCarrick Report: a sorrowful page the Church is learning from… A reading of the dossier published by the Secretariat of State containing documents and testimonies narrating the facts regarding the former cardinal archbishop of Washington dismissed from the clerical state.

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Does Jesus When He Calls Us Unprofitable Servants?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The Gospel for Tuesday of the 32nd Week of the year records Jesus as saying: Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, “Come here immediately and take your place at table”? Would he not rather say to him, “Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished”? …

The Tide is Already Turning for President Trump, by Ed Timperlake

By Ed Timperlake, American Thinker – The actual fact that AG late last night triggered the use of the DOJ legal handbook bodes very ill for those who are involved in electoral cheating… As often is said: you can go easy or you can go hard, but make no mistake, you are going to address your behavior. And as the joke goes, never steal anything small and the Democrat team certainly took that to heart.

CENSORSHIP! Since the Election, Half of Trump’s FB, Twitter Posts Censored, by Michael F. Haverluck

Since Election Day, half of President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Twitter posts have been censored by the establishment media and other Big Tech giants who have demonstrated total allegiance to who the media has now crowned “President-elect Joe Biden” as of Saturday… With the mainstream media essentially assuming the role of decision maker in the election results, major news hubs – such as ABC, NBC, CBS and MSNBC who cut off Trump’s election White House press conference Thursday …

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.

Top Catholic Bishop Acknowledges Pro-Abort, Pro-Gay-Marriage Biden as Second ‘President to Profess Catholic Faith’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, who currently serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement describing Joe Biden—who supports legalized abortion, taxpayer funding of abortion, same-sex marriage, and allowing biological males to play on girls’ sports teams and use girls’ locker rooms—as “the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith.”

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: Having the Heart of the Wise Virgins

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – There is nothing more pleasing to Jesus than fulfilling the will of the Father. Jesus Himself attested, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.”(Jn 4:34) This is what He longed for the most. The more we do His Father’s will by the power of His grace, the more we become more like Him, more intimate with Him, and the more that He recognizes us as His Father’s beloved children, “Whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, sister and mother.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: We Have Only Done Our Duty

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 17:7-10 – “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, `Come at once and sit down at table’? Will he not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink’? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded?

 Saint of the Day for November 10: St. Leo the Great

By Franciscan Media – With apparent strong conviction of the importance of the Bishop of Rome in the Church, and of the Church as the ongoing sign of Christ’s presence in the world, Leo the Great displayed endless dedication as pope. Elected in 440, he worked tirelessly as “Peter’s successor,” guiding his fellow bishops as “equals in the episcopacy and infirmities.”

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

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

My Action Items for the US Bishops’ Meeting, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler,. Catholic Culture – The McCarrick Report challenges the US bishops to think big during their November meeting. The following agenda would be the first step in demonstrating they are serious in ensuring that policies, procedures, and protocols are put into place to—as James Martin, SJ promises, echoing the bishops themselves—“prevent this from ever happening again.”… We suggest the USCCB establish a permanent standing committee of bishops, lawyers, insurance executives, and major lay benefactors to fine-tune these strategic goals ….

Msgr. Richard C. Antall: A New Resistance Is Rising

By Msgr. Richard C. Antall, Crisis Magazine – The media is trying to present the election results reported by the Associated Press as a fait accompli. This is the same media source that tried to trash the Catholic Church about the Payroll Protection Plan. They’re responsible for a vicious attack on Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s person, faith, and family. Whatever the AP is selling, I’m not buying it. The French phrase that might be appropriate is coup d’état.

LifeSiteNews: Archbishop Viganò Slams US Bishops Conference for Claiming Biden is Second ‘Catholic’ President

By LifeSiteNews – With these words of the USCCB the pactum sceleris [plot to commit a crime] between the deep state and the deep church is confirmed and sealed, the enslavement of the highest levels of the Catholic hierarchy to the New World Order, denying the teaching of Christ and the doctrine of the Church. Taking note of this is the first, imperative step in order to understand the complexity of the present events and consider them in a supernatural, eschatological perspective. We know, indeed we firmly believe, that Christ, the one true Light of the world, has already conquered the darkness that obscures it.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Lord Jesus Increase Our Faith

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 17:1-6 – And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him…

Saint of the Day for November 9: Dedication of St. John Lateran

Franciscan Media – Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St. John Lateran is the pope’s church, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome where the Bishop of Rome presides… The first basilica on the site was built in the fourth century when Constantine donated land he had received from the wealthy Lateran family.

Attorney Sidney Powell Makes Explosive Voter Fraud Allegation: ‘They Had This All Planned’, by Leah Barkoukis

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – Sidney Powell, a member of President Trump’s legal team, alleged that Democrats had a widespread voter fraud operation on Election Day… “The computer glitches could not and should not have happened at all… That’s where the fraud took place where they were flipping votes in the computer system or adding votes that did not exist. We need an audit of all of the computer systems that played any role in this fraud whatsoever.”.. She said Biden was right when he claimed to have “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”

Long-Awaited McCarrick Report Due Next Tuesday, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The Vatican’s much-anticipated report on the disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick will be released next week… In an email to journalists Nov. 6, the Holy See Press Office advised that the report will be published Nov. 10 at 2pm (Rome time). “Prepared by the Secretariat of State by mandate of Pope Francis, the report will include the Holy See’s institutional knowledge and decision-making process related to former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (from 1930 to 2017),” the statement read.

Abortion is Essential Health Care — And Other Falsehoods, by Hendrik van der Breggen

By Hendrik van der Breggen, The Stream – When it comes to abortion, it’s time for adults to stop sleeping and start thinking… Essential Health Care?.. According to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, “Abortion is an essential health care service.”… No, it’s not… Dr. Kendra Kolb, a neonatologist, stated this in 2019: There is no medical reason why the life of the child must be directly and intentionally ended with an abortion procedure.

12th Amendment

Legal Information Institute – The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President …..

Marxist Slurs, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – Two weeks after Hillary called half of Trump supporters “deplorables,” voters strongly rejected her ‘basket of deplorables’ approach… A Washington Post-ABC News poll revealed that 65% of registered voters thought the approach was unfair (notably, 47% of registered Democrats thought it unfair as well). .. Trump, of course, went on to win the 2016 election and, embracing the insult, even gave a congratulations to all of the deplorables.

Seven Ways that the Catholic Church is Catholic, by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange – Catholic is a term borrowed from an ancient Greek word meaning universal. This universality is one of the four marks of the true Church as expressed in the creed. But just how is the Catholic Church universal?… One immediately thinks of the authority of the popes and ecumenical councils, which are global, whether recognized or not. The many rites of the Church, including the extent to which Eastern rites have been welcomed, also come to mind. Then there is the sheer global scope of Catholicism.

New Election Math: It’s Not 270, It’s 26-24, by Jay Valentine

By Jay Valentine, American Thinker – We have a generation born to an age where civics is no longer taught, millions of Americans do not know the difference between a representative and a senator and too many think the Electoral College is a land grant school west of Omaha… The Deplorables may not have understood raw political power, Leftist manipulation via vote fraud conveniently covered by the media and Big Tech. But they appear to get it now.

President Trump: “The Election is Far From Over. Legal Votes Decide the President, Not the Media.”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – “Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election…

Elections – in God’s Providence, by David G Bonagura, Jr.

By David G Bonagura, Jr., The Catholic Thing – Elections have consequences. Hope for, or fear of, certain outcomes motivated us to vote. Now, with the results still being contested, we speculate and fret over how our country, our states, our towns, and our lives will be affected… Elections matter deeply to us. They matter to God, too – though not in the way we would expect. It is His eternal perspective, and not our finite ones, that we should adopt for processing this, and all, elections.

Breitbart: Presidential Election Map – Nov. 7, 2020

By Breitbart News, Nov. 7, 2020 – Read more on 2020 Presidential Election news at Breitbart.

Indicting the Deep State, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – One of President Trump’s original campaign promises is being fulfilled. Since the beginning of his presidency, he’s taken on the deep State, but it’s been a long and difficult fight… In the run-up to the 2016 election, President Barack Obama illegally spied on members of Trump’s foreign policy team. As soon as Trump got in office in January 2017, a host of Obama administration holdovers began to leak information and disinformation to the press, compromising national security.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Pope Francis’ Seismic Shift of the Secretariat of State

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – There was a major bureaucratic earthquake in the Roman Curia, reducing to rubble the powerful Secretariat of State’s administrative prestige and financial authority. One man though is standing tall, Cardinal George Pell… Cardinal Pell is on a roll, all the more remarkable as he is now in retirement. His financial reforms are moving ahead at full speed, indeed more quickly and more far-reaching than when he was in office as the prefect of the economy under Pope Francis.

Saint of the Day for November 7: St. Saint Didacus 

Franciscan Media – Didacus is living proof that God “chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.”.. As a young man in Spain, Didacus joined the Secular Franciscan Order and lived for some time as a hermit. After Didacus became a Franciscan brother, he developed a reputation for great insight into God’s ways. His penances were heroic. He was so generous with the poor that the friars sometimes grew uneasy about his charity.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Who Will Entrust to You the True Riches?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 16:9-15 – And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal habitations. “He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you the true riches? …

Voter Fraud: The Demos’ Final Coup Frontier, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – Three days after the polls closed, late ballots have moved multiple states into the Biden column. Based on how the Demos used the CV19 pandemic to implement massive bulk-mail balloting, combined with ballot harvesting in Democrat precincts, their unverified balloting campaign has worked… As Biden himself declared in a colossal political gaffe a week before the election: “We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Indeed they did.

CENSORSHIP! Twitter Labels/Hides 7 of Trump’s Most Recent 16 Tweets

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – As of early Friday morning, President Trump had issued 16 tweets in 24 hours, and seven of them were labeled as “misleading” and hidden by Twitter… Around 2 a.m., Trump reacted to the censorship, writing: “Twitter is out of control, made possible through the government gift of Section 230!”… Several of the suppressed tweets were video clips of President Trump’s news conference on Thursday evening, where he discussed the problems he sees with the ballot counting and alleged fraud.

President Trump: “I Wont Stop Fighting. This is About the Integrity of Our Election Process”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump says he will not stop fighting to reach a fair and transparent conclusion for the presidential election because he wants to ensure the election system is free of fraud. His statement comes as further votes in Georgia and Pennsylvania have given Biden a lead but Trump supporters are concerned about potential fraud and illegal ballots… “We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process,” he said.

Dcn. Göran Fäldt: God Loves Justice and Hates Iniquity — So We Shall Not Despair

By Deacon Göran Fäldt, National Catholic Register – It is, I believe, the process of reducing the human and societal importance of human conscience that causes most of the ethical problems in today’s society. Now if the Church becomes more like ”sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal,” as St. Paul has it (1 Corinthians 13:1), we will be empty-handed and defenseless in the upcoming final battle. But we will never be dependent on violence or any single bullet. We have conscience as the most valuable gift of God to live the Kingdom of Christ in this world and be given everlasting bliss in the heavenly world to come.

Donald Trump and the Politics of Charity, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – I’ve held off on writing a post-election column, hoping against hope that the votes would be counted quickly and fairly. I suppose that was naïve. At this rate—and regardless of who “wins” in the end—half of the American people will feel cheated out of victory… One thing is certain, however. In 2020, President Trump won the largest share of nonwhite voters than any Republican candidate since 1960. It is (rightly) being hailed as a sign that normal Americans reject the Democrats’ politics of racial resentment. This is good news for conservatives, and very good news for Christians.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: The Necessity of Prudent Foresight

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 16:1-8 – He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, `What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward.’

Saint of the Day for November 6: St. Nicholas Tavelic and Companions

By Franciscan Media – Nicholas and his three companions are among the 158 Franciscans who have been martyred in the Holy Land since the friars became custodians of the shrines in 1335… Nicholas was born in 1340 to a wealthy and noble family in Croatia. He joined the Franciscans, and was sent with Deodat of Rodez to preach in Bosnia. In 1384, they volunteered for the Holy Land missions and were sent there. They looked after the holy places, cared for the Christian pilgrims, and studied Arabic.

Message of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano to American Catholics and to All Americans of Good Will

Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop – Dear Brothers and Sisters, As devout Christians and faithful citizens of the United States of America, you have intense and heartfelt concern for the fate of your beloved country while the final results of the Presidential election are still uncertain… In these hours, while the gates of Hell seem to prevail, allow me to address myself to you with an appeal, which I trust that you will respond to promptly and with generosity. I ask you to make an act of trust in God, an act of humility and filial devotion to The Lord of Armies. I ask that all of you pray the Holy Rosary, if possible in your families or with your dear ones, your friends, your brothers and sisters, your colleagues, your fellow soldiers.

How 60 Years Of Church Silence Made The Most Anti-Catholic Party In Modern History Possible, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – “The church is not a political power,” Pope Benedict XVI declared. “It’s not a party, but it’s a moral power.” It’s a moral power as needed as ever in public life, yet through the course of 2020’s disease, uncertainty, government power over religion, and attacks on saints and churches, our bishops have chosen the path of secular popularity, closing their doors and politely nodding along with the elites. Do our political leaders’ stations in our society mean they are beyond God’s word? The Catholic Church’s silence screams that this is the case.

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.”

Report: Chinese Nuns Forced Out of Convent After Government Harassment, by Catholic Herald

By Catholic Herald 2020, Staff Reporter – Eight nuns have reportedly been forced to leave their convent in northern China due to government pressure… The whereabouts of the nuns has not yet been reported, but one of them told Bitter Winter that officials declared them “dangerous persons” and “repeatedly harassed” them… “They asked us to write down what we had done since kindergartens and demanded to disclose everything we did over the past few months,” the nun told the Italian

Our Bishops Deserve A Break — Let’s Give Them One, by Dr. Christopher Manion

By Dr. Christopher Manion, Ph.D., Church Militant – Only our bishops have the authority to apply canon 915 and tell Joe Biden to stop calling himself a “practicing Catholic.” But they don’t… Only our bishops can formally condemn the anti-Catholic, anti-marriage, anti-family and pro-abortion Black Lives Matter… Only our bishops can urge their pastors to emphasize the “pre-eminent issue of abortion,”… Only our bishops can faithfully proclaim the Church’s doctrine on sex, love and marriage, but they don’t. Instead, most of them treat Humanae Vitae as “hate speech.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Sinners Were Drawn to Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 15:1-10 – Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Saint of the Day for November 5: St. Peter Chrysologus

By Franciscan Media – A man who vigorously pursues a goal may produce results far beyond his expectations and his intentions. Thus it was with Peter ” of the Golden Words,” as he was called, who as a young man became bishop of Ravenna, the capital of the empire in the West… At the time there were abuses and vestiges of paganism evident in his diocese, and these Peter was determined to battle and overcome. His principal weapon was the short sermon, and many of them have come down to us.

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Not-so-Nice Origins and Meanings of the Word “Nice”

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Words can change meaning over time—sometimes dramatically. For example, “manufactured” originally meant “handmade” (manu (hand) + facere (make)). The word “decimate” used to mean “to reduce by a tenth” (decem = ten); now people usually use it mean “to wipe out completely.” The list of examples could go on and on. Yes, words do change meaning over time.

Our Mission Remains the Same, No Matter Who Wins the Election, by Constance T. Hull

By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange – Regardless of the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Election, there is no cause for despair. In the end, no matter who wins the presidency or the senate, we remain a Resurrection people whose hope is not in this world. Given the state of politics within our society, becoming a false idol in far too many circles, it is necessary to point out that no election should lead us to abandon hope. Christ is still the King of the Universe and all that happens is within His permissive will. He is constantly bringing about a greater good than we can imagine, even when all we see is defeat. 

The Troubling Kinship of Bishop Barron and Father Martin, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – For some, the fact that these two men are both extremely popular demonstrates the divide in the Church today. Father Martin represents the liberal (i.e., heretical) wing of the Church, while Bishop Barron is presented as the standard-bearer for the conservative (i.e., orthodox) wing. Yet recently these two worlds met, revealing that perhaps they are not as far apart as some want to believe.

Pro-Life Women Win Massive Victories in Congress, Double Their Numbers in the House, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Voters elected a record-number of pro-life women to Congress on Tuesday, including 13 new pro-life Republicans who will be filling seats in the U.S. House… The Susan B. Anthony List, a leading pro-life organization that invested $52 million into supporting pro-life candidates, celebrated the victories for life… “The surge of victorious pro-life women candidates in the U.S. House is a stunning blow to Nancy Pelosi and her pro-abortion agenda,”…

Louisiana Voters Approve Constitutional Amendment to Protect Life if U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade is Overturned

By Will Sentell, Mark Ballard, Staff writers, The Advocate – “With the passage of this amendment, our citizens have mandated that state judges can never use our Constitution to enshrine abortion or the taxpayer funding of abortion in Louisiana,” Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life, said in a statement Tuesday night… “We the people, through our legislators, can pass laws defending life without the intervention of judges,” Clapper said.

Election 2020 Exposes Culture War: Overcoming Fear With Truth, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Townhall – No, this isn’t communist Cuba; this is Washington, D.C., the supposed center of the free world… Even more disquieting than the scenery is the knowledge that my own organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (UrbanCURE), has been targeted by ShutDownDC, a left-wing group promising to execute vigilante justice if the election doesn’t play out to its liking.

Catholic Foster Care in Court, by Elizabeth Kirk

By Elizabeth Kirk, The Catholic Thing – November is National Adoption Month. So, it is fitting that today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case to determine whether religious foster care and adoption agencies may continue to serve vulnerable children and families as they have done in this country since before its founding…

Poland Is Falling, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – The fate of the Catholic Church in Poland means more to American Catholicism than one might think… Thus the decline of Catholicism in Poland, and strong anti-Catholic activism should serve as a bellwether for American Catholics. About a quarter of Americans are either practicing or former Catholics. Despite the many crises the Catholic Church in America has suffered in recent decades, she remains remarkably influential, both politically and spiritually.

Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò Blasts Pope’s ‘Blackmailable’ Circle

By Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, Church Militant – In my recent essay for the Catholic Identity Conference in Pittsburgh, I spoke of the eclipse that is obscuring the Church of Christ, superimposing over it an anti-church of heretics, corrupt men and fornicators. Catholics know that the Church must retrace the footsteps of her Head, Jesus Christ, along the way of His Passion and Cross, and that the end times will be marked by a great apostasy that will strike the ecclesial Body even up to its highest levels.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The True Cost of Discipleship

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 14:25-33 – Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple. …

Saint of the Day for November 4: St. Charles Borromeo

Franciscan Media – The name of Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the Protestant Reformation, and had a hand in the reform of the whole Church during the final years of the Council of Trent… Although he belonged to the Milanese nobility and was related to the powerful Medici family, Charles desired to devote himself to the Church…

Trump Claims Victory, Calls On Supreme Court to Stop Major Election Fraud, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump has just stated that as far as he’s concerned, he’s already won the election… Early this morning, the President addressed White House staff to celebrate the current Republican victories and deliver a sober message alleging election fraud.
“We won states, and all of a sudden, I said, ‘What’s happened to the election? It’s off’,” Trump said… “Because you know what happened? They knew they couldn’t win, so they said, ‘Let’s go to court’.”

An Election Prayer to Mary

EWTN – O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care… Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection… Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Why I Voted for Mr. Trump This Morning 

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker – Thus frustrated, I voted for Mr. Trump today because, despite my concerns, the other side is worse. Much worse. Joe Biden’s public hypocrisy as a Catholic is a stench in my nostrils. Kamala Harris’ and the Democratic party’s aggressive support for abortion up to the point of birth is an obnoxious crime that cries to heaven for vengeance… I have seen what (Trump) has done over the last four years… I think he stands up to the globalists–who are the most imminent threat to freedom and world peace… The final reason I voted for Trump is that he is a genuine outsider.

Why Trump Will Take the Electoral College, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, WorldNet Daily – Why is Trump going to win, despite the devastation caused by COVID-19?… The Democrats overplayed their hand with the race card. By calling everything racist, they allowed Antifa and Black Lives Matter to riot and destroy people and property for months, and the average American finally said enough. Trump has started a trend away from the Democratic Party – particularly by blacks – and from trusting the MSM. It’s just incredible to see it happen in our lifetime, considering how much control the left has over education, the media, Big Tech, entertainment and much of the legal system.

Awakening From the Biden Dream, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – I’ve had the rare experience recently of encountering scary and embarrassing scenes – and then realizing that it’s a dream;  I can get out of it.  And deliverance.  It’s not as bad as the late David Daube’s story about a British aristocrat who dreams one night that he is giving a speech in the House of Lords, only to wake up to discover. . .that it was true!

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Invitation to the King’s Banquet Table

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 14:15-24 – When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, “Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, `Come; for all is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. …

Saint of the Day for November 3: St. Martin de Porres

By Franciscan Media – “Father unknown” is the cold legal phrase sometimes used on baptismal records. “Half-breed” or “war souvenir” is the cruel name inflicted by those of “pure” blood. Like many others, Martin might have grown to be a bitter man, but he did not. It was said that even as a child he gave his heart and his goods to the poor and despised.

Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò Pens Open Letter to Trump: Resist ‘The Great Reset’

By Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, Church Militant – Mister President… Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. I write to you as an archbishop, as a successor of the Apostles, as the former apostolic nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert” (John 1:23).

How Joe Biden Was ‘Recruited’ to Become Agent of Chinese Communist Party, by Steven Mosher

By Steven Mosher, LifeSiteNews – What this means is that Joe Biden is fatally compromised.  Retired CIA officer Sam Faddis, who has reviewed the thousands of documents on Hunter Biden’s laptop, puts it this way: There is a mountain of evidence that tells you that Joe Biden has been up to his eyeballs in CCP dealings.  They bought from him influence.  That means that they have “recruited” him, in spy parlance.  He works for Beijing.  You are about to have that guy sit down in the Oval Office as an agent of the Chinese Communist Party?

Msgr. Charles Pope: Purgatory is Based on a Promise of Jesus’

Msgr. Charles Pope – I have blogged before on Purgatory. Here is a link to one of those blogs: Purgatory – Biblical and Reasonable. I have also written more extensively on its biblical roots here: PDF Document on Purgatory… On this Feast of All Souls, I want to reflect on Purgatory as the necessary result of a promise. Many people think of Purgatory primarily in terms of punishment, but it is also important to consider it in terms of promise, purity, and perfection.

Protesters at Joe Biden’s Church Tell Him: “No Devout Catholic Supports Abortion”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Democrat presidential candidate has been talking about his Catholic faith often on the campaign trail, saying he cares “for the least of these” and wants to create unity in America. However, Biden has quietly embraced taxpayer-funded abortions on demand. And while constantly bringing up the importance of his faith, Biden has endorsed anti-religious freedom policies that would force nuns, religious charities and hospitals to violate their deeply-held beliefs.

Our Cyrus Has Come, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – Not even Tolkien could have imagined a man like Donald Trump appearing, like some latter-day Cyrus, to lead us Catholics this great battle against the Evil One. It’s too spectacular for fiction. Yet here he is: Donald the Great, come to deliver the faithful from our long exile. And, though not a Catholic himself (at least, not yet), he commands us to “rebuild the house of the Lord.”… The Jews knew a good thing when they had it, and to this day they honor Cyrus as an agent of Divine Providence. We Catholics are a bit slower on the uptake… Yet I believe that America’s Catholics will rise to this historic challenge. We’re made for adventure, and this may be the greatest adventure of our lives.

Warning of a Looming ‘Coup,’ Leftists Lay Out Plans for DC Disruptions, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – The leftist direct-action group calling itself Shutdown DC plans to hold an election result-watching gathering on the evening of Election Day at Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House – “a good place to respond to whatever might happen.”… On Wednesday morning, according to its website, the group is inviting people to gather at BLM Plaza and Union Station, from where “we’ll step off to disrupt business as usual for some of the intuitions that are most complicit in [President] Trump’s attack on Democracy.”

Faith – The Real Crisis, by Bevil Bramwell

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, The Catholic Thing – In 1969, then Father Joseph Ratzinger said in a radio broadcast in Germany: “it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith.”

‘He lived the Beatitudes’: Mass of Thanksgiving for Blessed Michael McGivney, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – At the Nov. 1 Mass of Thanksgiving for newly beatified Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said McGivney provides a model for both priests and laypeople of how to “live the Beatitudes.”… “Anyone aspiring to holiness will exhibit those luminous qualities that Jesus perfectly exemplified…having lived the Beatitudes so consistently and thoroughly, Father McGivney led his parishioners to holiness,” Lori said in his homily.

Bp. Barron Hit With Massive Backlash After Praising Pro-LGBT Fr. James Martin, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Social media erupted with sharp backlash from orthodox Catholics decrying Barron’s support for Martin… “Now that Barron has publicly endorsed a book on prayer by Fr. James Martin, he has absolutely no credibility for orthodox Catholics,” declared LifeSite columnist Dr. Peter Kwasniewski… “This, friends, is a moment of God-given clarity,” continued Kwasniewski. “Barron, standing atop his media empire, brandishing a new Barronized Bible, has made the mistake of thinking he’s invincible.”

Celebrating the Contributions of Black Catholics, by Michael R. Heinlein

By Michael R. Heinlein, Simply Catholic, Our Sunday Visitor – Despite the many accomplishments of Black History Month’s goals, its often secular narrative forgets the contributions of Black Catholics. In recognition of that, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States began observing November as national Black Catholic History Month nearly 30 years ago. Nonetheless, in order to promote awareness of the accomplishments of all black Americans, it is important to promote an awareness of some of the many Catholic individuals who have achieved greatness in the face of racism’s plight — and in many cases the supreme greatness of holiness.

Saint of the Day for November 2: Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

By Franciscan Media – The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. “If we had no care for the dead,” Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for them.” Yet pre-Christian rites for the deceased retained such a strong hold on the superstitious imagination that a liturgical commemoration was not observed until the early Middle Ages ….

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Will Be Repaid at the Resurrection of the Just

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 14:12-14 – He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

First They Came for the Deplorables, by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine – Antifa is now plotting a coup both inside and outside the federal government. Leaked footage from a Zoom conference of government workers organizing and planning insurrection, anarchists and communists hope to seize Election Day. While the usual delinquents will keep up their agitation and destruction in America’s cities, they will also coordinate with sympathetic federal employees and contractors to subvert the election process and block major operations of the federal government.

Trump Admin Slams UN for Promoting Abortion. We Stand for the “Human Rights of the Unborn”, by Stefano Gennarini

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., LifeNews – The Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development has sent a scathing letter to the UN Secretary General for allowing UN experts to promote abortion and told him to make “a course-correction for the greater good of the UN.”… “[W]e cannot stand by and watch the UN attempt to dictate a politicized agenda that gravely threatens the dignity of the human person and the human rights of the unborn, while simultaneously trampling on the sovereignty of pro-life countries…”

Faith Without a Hope? by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Downtown Washington D.C., capital of the greatest nation on earth – arguably, the greatest in human history – is already boarded up, expecting what the media will doubtless call “mostly peaceful” demonstrations after tomorrow’s elections. In more than thirty years living here, I’ve never seen anything like it… All that plywood is a strong sign that, whoever wins tomorrow – or, still worse, after days, weeks, or even months of wrangling – our immediate divisions and deeper problems will not be solved by politics.

TFP: Resist Pope Who Betrays Christian West, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – In an unprecedented move, faithful Catholics are calling for resistance against “the policies pursued by Pope Francis that threaten the West’s integrity, security and cultural identities.”… Lambasting the pontiff for orphaning the Christian West and favoring “those attacking the West with unparalleled intensity,” Catholics on five continents from the Instituto Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira and its sister organization Tradition, Family, Property (TFP), are urging the faithful to “resist a pope who abandons the Christian West.”

Gingrich: Trump Electoral Vote Landslide Will Shock Left, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Gingrich believes that Trump’s numerous rallies before election day, compared to Biden seeking refuge in his basement as he “hides,” will be responsible for the results pouring in the Republican’s favor at the ballot box… “I actually think … it comes down to something which is psychological – not ideological… In the end, as you watched these two candidates campaigning, I think it’s coming down to sort of a bunny rabbit hiding in a basement protected by the news media and a bear who is wandering around on the stage courageously without fear.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: Ninety-Nine and a Half Won’t Do—A Homily for the Feast of All Saints

By Msgr. Charles Pope – (November 1st) is the Feast of All Saints. Some saints of the Church have a particular day on the calendar associated with them and are commonly recognized by name. Many more, though not as familiar to us, are still known by God and have been caught up with Him to glory. Today is their day, the day of the countless multitude who have made it home to glory by God’s grace and by their “Amen” to the gracious call of God. Let’s consider these saints under three headings, based on today’s readings.

National Catholic Register: The Candidates, the Issues and Church Teaching: A Voter’s Guide

By National Catholic Register – As Catholics prepare to vote in the 2020 election, they are called both to form their consciences in light of Catholic teaching and to be informed about where the two major presidential candidates and their parties stand on the most important moral issues facing the country.
For Catholics, understanding the positions of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the Republican and Democratic Parties, is essential in making an informed decision on how to vote. It is also key in helping family, friends and colleagues make an equally enlightened choice on Nov. 3.

Did Early Christians See the Eucharist as Jesus’ Body and Blood or Just a Symbol? by Philip Kosloski (1.9.2020)

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – Jesus said to his apostles, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day” (John 6:53).In recent centuries much debate has surrounded those words, but from the beginning Christians took Jesus at his word and believed the Eucharist was truly Jesus’ body and blood, and not just a symbol. Here is a sampling of what various Christian leaders of the first few centuries said about this teaching.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Every One Who Exalts Himself Will Be Humbled

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 14:1, 7-11 – One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him….

Saint of the Day for October 31: St. Wolfgang of Regensburg

By Franciscan Media – Wolfgang was born in Swabia, Germany, and was educated at a school located at the abbey of Reichenau. There he encountered Henry, a young noble who went on to become Archbishop of Trier. Meanwhile, Wolfgang remained in close contact with the archbishop, teaching in his cathedral school and supporting his efforts to reform the clergy… At the death of the archbishop, Wolfgang chose to become a Benedictine monk and moved to an abbey in Einsiedeln, now part of Switzerland.

Pope’s Imam Demands Global Blasphemy Law

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis’ Muslim dialogue partner Grand Imam Ahmad al-Tayyeb has demanded an international law banning criticizing or insulting Islam — a day before three Catholics were slaughtered in Nice’s Notre-Dame Basilica… Al-Tayyeb, who signed the Abu Dhabi Human Fraternity pact with Pope Francis, said the republication of Muhammad cartoons by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in early September were “an explicit act of hostility” against Islam and its prophet.

John Paul II’s Warning on ‘Final Confrontation’ With the ‘Anti-Church’ (1978), by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – Cardinal Wojtyla shared some striking words… in his final speech in the United States before his departure. In one particularly dramatic passage, reprinted by the Journal Nov. 9, 1978 (shortly after he became pope), Karol Wojtyla stated: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel. ….

Abp. Viganò Warns Trump About ‘Great Reset’ Plot to ‘Subdue Humanity,’ Destroy Freedom

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – Mr. President.. Allow me to address you at this hour in which the fate of the whole world is being threatened by a global conspiracy against God and humanity. I write to you as an Archbishop, as a Successor of the Apostles, as the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America. I am writing to you in the midst of the silence of both civil and religious authorities. May you accept these words of mine as the “voice of one crying out in the desert”… this historical moment sees the forces of Evil aligned in a battle without quarter against the forces of Good; forces of Evil that appear powerful and organized as they oppose the children of Light, who are disoriented and disorganized, abandoned by their temporal and spiritual leaders.

Fr. Richard D. Breton, Jr.: A Beacon Of Light… Three Moral Imperatives In Voting

By Fr. Richard D. Breton, Jr., The Wanderer – This landmark document is the blueprint through which the Church begins to engage the modern world, with the understanding that the integrity of the faith must never be compromised, but maintained. This document is especially relevant today as before our eyes the very moral fabric of society and our nation are on the brink of falling into the dark abyss; an abyss where there would be no turning back.

Black Americans for Trump, by Christopher Gage 

By Christopher Gage, American Greatness – Will black Americans not only reelect President Trump, but also write a new chapter of American political history?.. Yes, that’s quite a question—one of cosmos-bending proportions. And so are the figures undergirding that statement… According to Rasmussen, black Americans plan to vote for President Trump in larger numbers than in 2016. That’s not surprising… Yet, we are not talking just a point or two adding to that year’s eight percent total, but a whopping 31 percent.

What the Next President Faces, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – Given the cards (President Trump has been dealt in 2020, and the hatred of the media he daily confronts, it is astonishing that Trump retains his energy and enthusiasm for the battle. Most presidents would have long ago been broken… Thus it is that, four days before the election, Trump is decidedly the underdog. With the popular vote surely lost, Trump has to sweep almost all the battleground states — Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania …

Purgatory: Answering Seven Key Questions About The Church’s Teachings, by Alfred Hanley

By Alfred Hanley, Catholic Exchange – St. Faustina (d. 1938), shown purgatory by her guardian angel, once recalled: “I was in a misty place full of fire in which there was a great crowd of suffering souls. They were praying fervently for themselves, but to no avail; only we can come to their aid. . . . I asked these souls what their greatest suffering was. They answered me in one voice that their greatest torment was longing for God” (Diary, 20).

Priest: ‘You Cannot be Catholic and Vote for Biden, Period’, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – A clip from a sermon by a Catholic priest has gone viral, as he tackled the issue of Christian voters crossing the aisle in the upcoming election… Conservative evangelical Christians have been arguing for decades, it seems, that anyone who shares their faith cannot, in good conscience, vote for the Democratic Party and it’s pro-abortion, sexually muddled platform. But it took a Catholic priest to crystalize the argument and make it concise.

Ivanka Trump: Parenthood Changed My Mind on Abortion, Now I’m “Unapologetically Pro-Life”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The oldest daughter of President Donald Trump, she never used to discuss the issue publicly. Until her father won the White House, Ivanka rarely spoke about politics at all, but many assumed that she was at least moderately supportive of legalized abortion… “I respect all sides of a very personal and sensitive discussion, but I am also a mother of three children, and parenthood affected me in a profound way in terms of how I think about these things,” she told the news outlet in an exclusive interview. “I am pro-life, and unapologetically so.”

Physicians: ‘Masks Don’t Control Viruses, They Control You,’ ‘Pandemic is Over’ (WATCH), by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – A rapidly growing group of doctors critical of the government’s and the media’s response to the coronavirus crisis characterized mask wearing as “completely irrelevant to blocking the … virus.”… America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLD), a “diverse, exceedingly well-credentialed” group of physicians, gathered in the nation’s capital on October 16 and 17 for a second “White Coat Summit” aimed at countering “the massive disinformation campaign regarding the [COVID-19] pandemic,” according to the official website.

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Word of Encouragement from Elisha the Prophet For a Difficult Week to Come

By Msgr. Pope – There is an old saying, “Stop telling God how big your storm is and start telling the storm how big your God is.” In other words, we often need to shift our focus, building up our trust and confidence. Because we are so wired for fear, we tend to overestimate the power and shrewdness of demons, or of our enemies, or of whatever it is we fear.

The Thinning Veil, by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – But one cannot help but wonder—in the case of an industrial-strength abuser like Cardinal McCarrick, for example—if there was not a Satanic element in the wave of molestation that has swirled around the Church in the past several decades. This has been one of the contentions of Randy Engel’s multi-volume work, The Rite of Sodomy: Homosexuality and the Roman Catholic Church.

The Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: They Were Watching Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 14:1-6 – One Sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?”

Saint of the Day for October 30: St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

Franciscan Media – Tragedy and challenge beset today’s saint early in life, but Alphonsus Rodriguez found happiness and contentment through simple service and prayer… Born in Spain in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at 23. Within the space of three years, his wife, daughter, and mother died; meanwhile, business was poor. …

Biden’s Utter Lack of Character, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post –

CNA: Cardinal Sarah: West Must Wake Up to Threat of Islamism After Terror Attack on French Church

Catholic News Agency – Vatican Cardinal Robert Sarah said Thursday that the West must wake up to the threat of Islamism after three people were killed at a French church by an attacker shouting “Allahu Akbar.”… (Sarah said) “Islamism is a monstrous fanaticism which must be fought with force and determination.”… “It will not stop its war. Unfortunately, we Africans know this all too well. The barbarians are always the enemies of peace,” the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments wrote… “The West, today France, must understand this. Let us pray.”

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE AMERICAN CATHOLIC BISHOPS

The Catholic Thing – Dear Catholic Bishops… The poet John Milton wrote: “The hungry sheep look up, and are not fed.” Church leadership is called upon to do the right thing, especially in difficult times: to speak the truth boldly and lovingly and to watch over those entrusted to their care. When bishops fail to fulfill this sacred obligation, the lay faithful are left feeling confused, neglected, and abandoned.

Jaw-Dropping Poll Piles On ‘Game Over’ for Biden, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis – Last week, a daily tracking poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports showed 46 percent of likely black voters approve of President Trump, OneNewsNow reported in a weekend story… That polling figure is a shocking one because black voters overwhelmingly vote for Democrats after being warned by Democrat politicians for generations that the Republican Party is the party of rich, racist white men who don’t care about the poor…

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.

Catholic Priest Denies Joe Biden Communion Because He’s Pro-Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – On Sunday, the Rev. Robert E. Morey of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina.. “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” the priest said. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”.. Morey also said he is praying for Biden.

The Democrat Party of Division and Hate, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – The Democrat Party is, in fact, the party of division and hate — and demonstrably so.
It is not Donald Trump supporters and young conservatives who form the violent BLM and so-called “antifa” fascist movements. These are not the “deplorables” for whom Hillary Clinton harbors so much arrogant disdain — or, likewise, those Trump supporters whom Biden calls “chumps.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 13:31-35 – At that very hour some Pharisees came, and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, `Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’

Saint of the Day for October 29: St. Narcissus of Jerusalem

Franciscan Media – Life in second- and third-century Jerusalem couldn’t have been easy, but Saint Narcissus managed to live well beyond 100. Some even speculate he lived to 160… Details of his life are sketchy, but there are many reports of his miracles. The miracle for which Narcissus is most remembered was turning water into oil for use in the church lamps on Holy Saturday when the deacons had forgotten to provide any.

Christians Should Vote for President Trump, He’s the Most Pro-Life President in History, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Liberal activists are making a last-ditch effort to try to falsely persuade Christian voters to support Joe Biden, even though he has a lifelong history of supporting abortion… While Biden supports abortion on demand up to birth and would force Christians to fund abortions, President Donald Trump has compiled a sterling pro-life record. When it comes to Christian issues, he has gone above and beyond to protect pro-life Christians from funding abortions …

Reasons to Remain in the Church, by Dr. Donald DeMarco

By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic Exchange – The Barna Group was founded in 1984 by George Barna, a media research specialist who holds graduate degrees in urban planning and political science.  It is an evangelical polling firm based in Ventura, California.  For the first seven years of its existence, it provided research services which proved to be very successful for the Disney Channel.  Other clients included the American Broadcasting Company, VISA, and the US military.

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.

Cdl Müller: Pope’s Endorsement of Homosexual Civil Unions Has ‘No Authority’ for Catholics, by Dr. Maike Hickson

Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – In light of the recent and controversial words by Pope Francis endorsing civil unions for same-sex couples, Cardinal Gerhard Müller explained in a new interview today in Italy the nature of the papacy and the limits of its authority. He insisted that the Pope has to serve God and His teaching, adding that there are moments where Catholics “have to criticize many ideas and actions of individual Popes.”

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.

The Primacy of the Spiritual and the Obligations of the Church: On the Suspension of Public Worship, by Thomas Joseph White

By Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Public Discourse – What are the obligations of the Church and her personnel under the current conditions of COVID-19?… First, the Church does have an obligation to respect the health of the human body. We must not use an appeal to the spiritual life or the primacy of the sacramental economy as an excuse to ignore widespread risks to the bodily health of human persons…

The “Preeminent Issue” is the Defense of Life, According to Vatican II, by John Grondelski

By John Grondelski, National Catholic Register – As the 2020 elections go down to the wire, the argument about how Catholics should respond is only getting more vigorous… That debate was already previewed at last fall’s meeting of the U.S. bishops, when the episcopate issued a letter declaring that “the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority.” That language was challenged by several bishops, including Chicago’s Cardinal Blaise Cupich and San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy, who suggested the formulation inclined toward a one-issue politics and was not in keeping with “the magisterium of Pope Francis.”

AP: Barrett Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice

AP – Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump’s nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come… “This is a momentous day for America,” Trump said at a primetime swearing-in event on the South Lawn at the White House.

The Landslide America Will Be Glad to Have, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Seems only yesterday, there were widespread fears we were headed for election night and post-election chaos. That it’d be the 2000 post-election pandemonium times 50. That tension was at such a fever pitch, we could pretty much guarantee violence in the streets…
In a bitterly contested, confused election, the social media giants would suppress any information favoring Trump as “disinformation,” and boost any news that demonstrated a Biden win. …

Schumer: ‘Generations Yet Unborn’ Will Regret Pro-Life Judge’s Elevation to the Supreme Court, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – “Generations yet unborn” will come to regret Amy Coney Barrett’s elevation to the Supreme Court, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor, shortly before a majority voted on Monday to confirm the pro-life, conservative judge onto the bench… Schumer was not likely thinking of unborn babies in the womb; his next sentence began with an allusion to climate change….

Franklin Graham, Evangelicals Condemn Pope Francis’ Support for Gay Civil Unions, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis’ pronouncement seemingly supporting the legalization of homosexual civil unions has not only caused confusion and recoil among many Catholics… “The news has reported that Pope Francis said in a new documentary that ‘homosexuals have a right to be part of the family’ and is calling for civil union laws for same-sex couples,” noted Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the late Rev. Billy Graham. “I find these comments from the Pope unthinkable in light of the Word of God.”

WATCH! New Undercover Video Shows Potentially Massive Election Fraud in Texas, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Project Veritas have discovered election fraud on a potentially massive scale in Texas, as voters are bribed and coaxed to vote for Democrats — including changing votes on the ballot… (they) released a new video, documenting one woman in particular who claimed that she was “bringing at least at least 7,000 votes to the polls.”… Raquel Rodriguez from San Antonio, who officially works for a homosexual Republican candidate for Congress, Mauro Garza, is secretly a ballot chaser, bribing and coercing voters to change their ballot in favor of Democratic candidates.

Fr. Gabriele Amorth (1925-2016): An Exorcist on What Happens During an Exorcism

By Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Catholic Exchange – What happens during the exorcism to the person afflicted by the possession? Above all, it is necessary to say that normally a person affected by possession desires to be liberated from the influence of the demon and as a result will ask to be exorcized. A difficulty can arise in approaching the rite… When the person enters the room where the exorcist works, it sometimes happens that he will begin to feel the influence of the spell more intensely and will manifest a nervousness ….

Here’s President Trump’s Amazing Pro-Life Record, He Deserves Your Vote, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – We are seven days away from an election that historians, reporters, and folks just like you and me will be talking about for years and years to come. “Historic” is a much overused term, but nothing less captures what is at stake as pro-life President Donald Trump battles pro-abortion former vice president Joe Biden the  titular head of party that is pro-death from the top of their collective head to the sole of their feet.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Do Not Risk Being Shut Out

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 6:12-19 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. And some one said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the householder has risen up and shut the door, you will begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, `Lord, open to us.’ …

Saint of the Day for October 28: St. Simon and Jude

Franciscan Media – Jude is so named by Luke and Acts. Matthew and Mark call him Thaddeus. He is not mentioned elsewhere in the Gospels, except of course where all the apostles are mentioned. Scholars hold that he is not the author of the Letter of Jude. Actually, Jude had the same name as Judas Iscariot. Evidently because of the disgrace of that name, it was shortened to “Jude” in English.

Biden Whistleblower: The Biden Family Is Compromised, by Matt Vespa

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business partner, sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for a no-holds-barred interview for 45 minutes. Bobulinski didn’t want this interview. He doesn’t need to do it, but his reputation was being smeared as Russian misinformation. He was a guest at the final debate and when the former vice president denied being involved in Hunter’s business dealings, he almost stood up and shouted, “liar.”

When the Rich Cry Poverty, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – A truly hilarious comment appears in this NPR story about Catholic activism: Where conservative Catholics have the edge on more progressive Catholics is that they have set up networks and institutions that allow them to get together,” says Cathleen Kaveny, a theologian and legal scholar at Boston College who writes often on Catholic issues.

Voting for Abortion is a Crime Against Humanity, by Patrick Chisholm

By Patrick Chisholm, Crisis Magazine – Abortion is an intrinsic moral evil. It involves carrying out or arranging to carry out the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. An intrinsic evil is an action that is always gravely sinful regardless of the circumstances. There are no exceptions, no grey areas… The U.S. federal government is guilty of and complicit in intrinsic evil because it permits abortion and funds it with tax dollars. With some 62 million people killed by abortion since it was legalized, not only is the U.S. government complicit in an intrinsic evil, it is complicit in genocide …

The Peril of Rendering to Caesar What Belongs to God, by Patti Armstrong

By Patti Armstrong, National Catholic Register – When John F. Kennedy became president in 1960, it seemed that Catholics had broken through the anti-Catholic barriers in this country that had been in place since the American Revolution and colonial times. But putting a Catholic in the White House turned out to be a bad thing for the Church. It began to redefine what being Catholic is supposed to mean in the greater culture.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, Blog – The most important foundational teaching and principle of Catholic Social Teaching is that every human life is sacred from conception to natural death, because every man and woman is created in the Image of God. Further, there is a fundamental Right to Life, which is confirmed in the Natural Moral Law, the Sacred Scripture, and the unbroken Tradition of the Catholic Church.

“What It Means To Be Human”: A Review, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – “The purpose of law is to protect and promote the flourishing of persons.  Accordingly, the richest understanding of the law is an anthropological one, obtained by inquiry into its underwriting premises about human identity and thriving.  In order to be fully wise, just, and humane, the means and ends of the law must correspond to the reality of human life, humanly lived.”

Opinion: A Biden Family Special Prosecutor in 2021? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Major media are either denouncing the allegations as unproven or ignoring the story, the motive for which is apparent. Journalistic duty be damned. We have to get rid of Trump. And anything that jeopardizes that highest of goals should be buried until after Election Day.
If Joe Biden loses on Nov. 3, public interest in whether his son Hunter exploited the family name to rake in millions of dollars from foreign donors will likely fade away.

Antonio Socci: Real Aim of Film ‘Francesco’ Is to Bring Down Trump, Elect Biden, by Antonio Socci

By Antonio Socci, Church Militant – But what is the real objective being pursued? The most obvious one was self-congratulatory: Pope Bergoglio is thirsty for popularity and worldly acclaim, especially now that his pontificate is in decline and — according to his own supporters — has become totally bogged down (it’s enough to consider the Synod on the Amazon and the German synod). Above all, he wants to recover worldly favor during these weeks in which the Vatican has been at the center of new scandals …

The Media Sinks to New Low, Is All-In on Protecting Joe Biden, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – These days, though, the Fourth Estate has its massive thumb firmly on the political scale, and at no time and in no place has this been more evident than its astounding indifference to the New York Post’s bombshell reporting on the influence peddling and self-enrichment schemes of the Biden Crime Family…

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Reminder that Fornication is a Serious Sin that Can Exclude Us From Heaven

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The epistle from Monday’s daily Mass (30th Week of the Year) contains an admonition against unchastity. This grave warning is essential in times like these, when many call good or “no big deal” what God calls sinful. This is especially true in the realm of sexuality; entire sectors of society not only tolerate but even celebrate sexual practices that Scripture calls gravely sinful and that will lead to Hell if not repented of.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: What God’s Kingdom Is Like

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 13:18-21 – He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened.”

Saint of the Day for October 27: Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza

Franciscan Media – Dominicans honor one of their own today, Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza. This was a man who used his skills as a preacher to challenge the heresies of his day.
Bartholomew was born in Vicenza around 1200. At 20, he entered the Dominicans. Following his ordination, he served in various leadership positions. As a young priest, he founded a military order whose purpose was to keep civil peace in towns throughout Italy.

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in: ‘It is the Job of a Judge To Resist Her Policy Preferences’, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Justice Clarence Thomas swore in Amy Coney Barrett as the newest associate justice of the Supreme Court on Monday night, shortly after a bitterly-divided Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her… Democrats opposing the nomination cited both its proximity to the election, and concerns that the pro-life, conservative Catholic judge would further solidify the bench’s conservative majority.

Crowding the Conclave, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Pope Francis is not the first Pontiff to break through the fixed ceiling. St. John Paul II broke his own rule in 2001, when, he too drove the number of cardinal-electors up to 128… That two Roman Pontiffs would ignore a rule, rather than amend it, is neither a crime nor a scandal. But it is an oddity. Why keep the rule on the books, when it would be so easy to rescind it?

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.

Pope Francis Appoints 13 New Cardinals, Some of Whom Are Pro-LGBT, Back Communion for Adulterers

By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has named 13 clergymen to be appointed to the college of cardinals, nine of whom are eligible to vote in upcoming papal conclaves. This brings the number of cardinal electors appointed by Francis to 57 percent of total electors, increasing the likelihood that the next elected pope will share Francis’ vision for the Church… Jesuit Father Thomas Reese… noted that when the appointees “officially become cardinals, there will be 128 cardinal electors, eight more than the canonical limit.”

Catholic Couple Find Solidarity With Others in Sharing NFP Struggles, Other Challenges, by Anita Draper

By Anita Draper, CNS – Actively living out their Catholic faith as individuals and a couple — following the church’s teachings on natural family planning in particular — has sometimes been challenging for Nick and Emily Frase…. But for Nick, who grew up in the Diocese of Superior, the lesson that being a faithful Catholic wouldn’t always come easy was built into his formation. Strength in their faith and the support of a solid Christian community has guided the couple through trying times… “Having that community of a bunch of people just trying to do marriage and parenthood to the best of their ability ….

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.

WATCH! Fr. Altman: The Blood of Babies is ‘On the Hands’ of Bishops If Biden Wins in 2020

Posted on LifeSiteNews – Fr. Altman is a priest from La Crosse, Wisconsin who received national attention for saying that you cannot be a Catholic and vote Democrat. Now, he re-iterates that message by reminding not only Catholics but Christians of all kinds that killing innocent human babies must be considered a top voting priority this election season.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Freedom from Bondage for Eighteen Years

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 13:10-17 – Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”

Saint of the Day for October 26: St. Peter of Alcantara

By Franciscan Media – Peter was a contemporary of well-known 16th-century Spanish saints, including Ignatius of Loyola and John of the Cross. He served as confessor to Saint Teresa of Avila. Church reform was a major issue in Peter’s day, and he directed most of his energies toward that end. His death came one year before the Council of Trent ended.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Vote as Though Life, Religious Freedom, Marriage and the Family Depend Upon It

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, National Catholic Register – Faith and life must come together for Catholics. The full deposit of faith must be guarded, and it must inform every area of our life. That includes our voting. This overriding insight was elaborated upon in 2002 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in its excellent teaching on the Participations of Catholics in Political Life: The social doctrine of the Church is not an intrusion into the government of individual countries. It is a question of the lay Catholic’s duty to be morally coherent, found within one’s conscience, which is one and indivisible. …

Complicit Clergy: Chaste Same-Sex Attracted Catholics, Feeling Betrayed by Pope Francis, Urge Him to Repent

Posted by Complicit Clergy, OIn 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 […]

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.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: In Fairness to the Pharisees

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – If the Gospel were a western, (the Pharisees) would wear the black hats. They seem to be the ultimate bad guys… But that’s not really fair; the Sadducees were far worse. The Pharisees at least had some theological substance. The Sadducee did not believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, or angels. Such a truncated theology leads inevitably to a worldly way of thinking and acting. Money and power easily edge out devotion.

When Joe Biden Saved ‘Roe v. Wade’, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – Planned Parenthood v. Casey was anything but reprehensible to the senator from Delaware (Joe Biden). Biden wept tears of joy in the arms of Rudman, shouting triumphantly of Souter: “You were right about him! You were right!”… Rudman was indeed right. He had pushed Souter’s nomination by Republican President George H.W. Bush. He ensured liberal colleagues that Souter was okay. Rudman, a pro-choice Republican, had been Souter’s boss at the New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General. Yes, he and Biden were from opposing parties. But they were united by abortion.

Prelates Censure Pontiff on Gay Civil Unions, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Leading prelates are reprimanding Pope Francis for his “scandalous” endorsement of homosexual civil unions, asking the pontiff to retract his approval “for the sake of the salvation of his immortal soul.”… “Every true Catholic, every true Catholic priest, every true Catholic bishop must with deep sorrow and a weeping heart regret and protest against the unheard fact, that Pope Francis … uttered in the documentary film Francesco … his support for civil same-sex unions,” Bp. Athanasius Schneider

Catholic Nuns Wearing MAGA Masks Steal the Show at President Trump’s Rally, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Catholic nuns wearing “Make America Great Again” masks at President Donald Trump’s rally excited the attention of Twitter users Saturday evening… At least three different nuns can be seen standing behind the president as he spoke Saturday night in Circleville, Ohio. The nuns, dressed in white, black and purple habits and wearing crosses around their necks, also wore black masks with the letters “MAGA” on them, were in the front row of the Trump rally.

Archbishop Viganò Sees Evidence ‘That the End Times are Now Approaching Before Our Eyes’, by Dr. Maike Hickson

By Dr. Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – Viganò sees that the resister to the Anti-Christ, which is the Catholic Church, has been so much weakened that by now she has practically ceased to resist; for him, there is evidence, therefore, “that the end times are now approaching before our eyes.”… It is also clear that Viganò regards Pope Francis as the leader of this deep church that collaborates with the One World Order, instead of remaining loyal to Jesus Christ and His Teaching.

Where Francis Leads, We Can’t Follow, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”… That’s a quote from Pope Francis. Pope Francis—the Bishop of Rome, the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. And not only has he come out in support of civil unions for same-sex couples… For at least a decade, Francis has quietly but actively dissented from Church teaching on human sexuality.

Catholic Bishop: How Can Christians Vote for Biden When Abortion is “Intrinsically Evil?”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane, Washington recently questioned how Christians can vote for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden who openly supports the “intrinsic evil” of abortion… In a debate among U.S. Catholic bishops about voting priorities, Daly criticized San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy for downplaying the importance of voting for pro-life candidates… Daly asked.. “But if abortion is intrinsically evil, which Bishop McElroy admits to, how can Catholics vote for a candidate like Biden?”

Pray and Fast for America … and Be Serious About It: Graham

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – The election is a little more than a week away – and by all accounts it’s going to be a rough couple of days or weeks. Both political parties are gathering lawyers, and anarchists and rioters are promising to ratchet up the unrest. Franklin Graham… says America has never had a more important election… “This election is so critical [for] the direction of our country… [People are hearing] two completely different visions – a vision for socialism and a vision for the America we grew up in. Christians can make a difference in this election.”

China’s Candidate, by Christine Niles 

By Christine Niles, Church Militant – The contents of Hunter’s laptop, abandoned at a Delaware computer shop last year and seized by the FBI, were recently given to The New York Post, Fox News and other media outfits, which independently authenticated the contents… The revelations from Hunter’s laptop raise the stakes of this election to frightening new levels. It now appears it really is the choice between American freedom and the slide towards communist control.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Pope Francis Oversteps the Papal Office

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – The endorsement of civil unions for same-sex couples by Pope Francis in the film Francesco, directed by Evgeny Afineevsky, is a true scandal in both the technical and popular meaning of that term. He has repudiated the teaching of St. John Paul II that “respect for homosexual persons cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions” and that the “legal recognition of homosexual unions or placing them on the same level as marriage…”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Unless You Repent – You Will Perish

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 13:1-9 – There were some present at that very time who told him of the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered thus? I tell you, No; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. …

Saint of the Day for October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret

Franciscan Media, Oct 24, 2020 – The “spiritual father of Cuba” was a missionary, religious founder, social reformer, queen’s chaplain, writer and publisher, archbishop, and refugee. He was a Spaniard whose work took him to the Canary Islands, Cuba, Madrid, Paris, and to the First Vatican Council…

Fr. James Altman: The Blood of Babies is ‘On the Hands’ of Bishops if Biden Wins in 2020 WATCH

By Fr. James Altman, 2020 The Anti-Catholic Ticket – Fr. James Altman is a priest from La Crosse, Wisconsin who received national attention for saying that you cannot be a Catholic and vote Democrat. Now, he re-iterates that message by reminding not only Catholics but Christians of all kinds that killing innocent human babies must be considered a top voting priority this election season.

Card. Burke: No Catholic is Bound by Pope Francis’ Call for Gay Civil Unions or Gay Families, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News – Citing Holy Scripture and the centuries-old teaching of the Catholic Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke, an American, said no Catholic is bound to support the recent statements by Pope Francis in support of gay civil unions and gay families… Catholics are instead obligated to oppose such abominations, said Burke, because they are contrary to Church teaching and they are the private opinions of Francis as a man, not as the Supreme Pontiff.

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Every Catholic Needs to Remember About the Pope’s Opinions on Civil Unions

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – Many Catholics are once again grieved that the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has chosen to indiscreetly express his personal views on a critical moral issue of our day. Regarding same-sex unions he declared: What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered, I stood up for that… But this point must be emphasized — namely, that this is his personal view and cannot signal a change in the perennial teaching of the Sacred Scriptures and of the Church.

Xi’s Pope, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – As expected, the Holy See has announced an extension of its provisional agreement with the People’s Republic of China, concerning the appointment of bishops. Under the controversial agreement, episcopal candidates will be recommended to the Holy See by the Chinese Communist Party, then approved and appointed by the Holy Father. The plan’s experimental phase will now continue until October 22, 2022.

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination to Final Vote, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate… Widely regarded as a pro-life originalist, Barrett was a member of Notre Dame’s Faculty for Life group, is reported to have signed another letter published by Becket Law criticizing the Obama administration’s contraception mandate …

Life Trumps All . . . by Joseph Matt

How did we get to this place in time — where today we have a so-called devout Catholic running for president who openly promotes abortions? Much of the blame can be shouldered by the Catholic Church and its pandering “shepherd-less” bishops and priests who have shamefully and disgracefully given false cover to those “Catholic” politicians and “Catholic” voters who believe they can hide behind the deceptive and fraudulent “seamless garment” argument ….

Catholic Bishop Urges Christians: “Use Your Vote to Stop Abortion”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Texas Catholic Bishop Joseph Strickland implored Christians to use their votes to stop the human rights abuse of abortion this November… “USE YOUR VOTE TO STOP ABORTION!” Strickland wrote on Twitter. “It is the greatest moral imperative of our time. The issues that plague us are countless but to vote for a candidate who promotes the killing of unborn children is to support that killing. IT IS THE PRE-EMINENT ISSUE of this election. USE YOUR VOTE.”

The Biden ‘Family Legacy’, by Kimberley A. Strassel

By Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal – Joe Biden has a problem, and his name is Hunter. Because the former vice president hasn’t had to answer any questions on this topic—and continued to refuse to do so in Thursday’s debate—that problem could soon become America’s… a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s has come forward to provide the ugly details of the “family brand.”

Victory from Defeat, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – Predictably, Trump is blamed for the violence and disorder, which includes violent attacks on his supporters. This isn’t a mystery, to this “innocent abroad.” For the rioting and looting is not done, equally, by both sides. One, fairly consistently, prefers law and order; the other is more inclined to qualify this. And lawbreaking, to make a political point, is nearly the monopoly of just the one side.

St. John Paul II & the Theology of the Family, by Paul Senz

By Paul Senz, Catholic Exchange – After his election to the papacy, John Paul II convened an Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 1980 on the topic of the Christian Family. The post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation which resulted from the Synod’s discussions is known as Familiaris Consortio, and this is one of the most profound and in-depth examinations of the Christian family, and the role of the Christian family in the modern world. It… explores challenges faced by the family in today’s world, as well as the meaning of marriage and family life, as well as their role in society.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Heed the Warning Signs before It Is Too Late

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:54-59 – He also said to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, `A shower is coming’; and so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat’; and it happens. You hypocrites!…

Saint of the Day for October 23: St. John of Capistrano

By Franciscan Media – It has been said the Christian saints are the world’s greatest optimists. Not blind to the existence and consequences of evil, they base their confidence on the power of Christ’s redemption. The power of conversion through Christ extends not only to sinful people but also to calamitous events.

Confirmed: Joe Biden Is ‘the Big Guy’, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, Church Militant – Tony Bobulinski released a statement… “This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs with the Biden family as well as various foreign entities and individuals,” Bobulinski writes. “I have extensive relevant records and communications and I intend to produce those items to both Committees in the immediate future.”

How long, O Lord? Praying About Pope Francis, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Before I make some pointed remarks about Pope Francis’ latest demonstration of inadequacy, let me make one thing perfectly clear—for it is important to enter into this discussion somewhat chastened. If we are Catholic but have not prayed regularly for Pope Francis, we have no right to complain. Do we think Satan does not specifically target the successor of Peter? Do we think the prayers of the faithful are powerless against these attacks?

Cardinal Burke: Statement on the Declarations of Pope Francis Regarding Civil Unions

By Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Rome – The worldwide communications media have reported with strong emphasis, as a change of course, the news that Pope Francis has declared that persons in the homosexual condition, as children of God, “have a right to have a family” and that “no one should be thrown out or be made unhappy because of it.”… Such declarations generate great bewilderment and cause confusion and error among Catholic faithful, inasmuch as they are contrary to the teaching of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, and of the recent Magisterium by which the Church guards, protects and interprets the whole deposit of faith contained in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.

Imitating Mary The Contemplative, by Jonathan B. Coe

By Jonathan B. Coe, Catholic Exchange – We find Mary throughout the Gospel of Luke contemplating the birth and childhood of Jesus. When the shepherds tell her about the angels’ Gloria in Excelsis Deo, she keeps this incident in her heart and meditates on it… She does the same thing after finding the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple, who was discussing profound religious matters with the teachers there.

Rev. Jeffrey F. Kirby: Civil Unions for Homosexuals? (10/21) WATCH

By Rev. Jeffrey F. Kirby, STD, Grace Lily Productions – Fr. Jeffrey F. Kirby discusses the virtue of Prudence in the light of Truth. At Baptism we are infused with 3 theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Love. After these 3 virtues come the Cardinal virtues, the chief Cardinal virtue is the virtue of Prudence… “The Holy Father is calling for a civil union for homosexuals… He has a theological opinion contrary to the teachings of the Church. He has a poor Prudential Judgment that are at odds with the formal teachings of the Church… That means we have a bad pope”

Archbishop Viganò Responds to New Film in Which Pope Endorses Homosexual Civil Unions

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – This documentary – according to what has been reported by Catholic News Agency[2] and America Magazine[3] – makes public several pronouncements of Jorge Mario Bergoglio on the topic of homosexuality. Among the various statements, these two are particularly disconcerting: “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it.”… “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered. I stood up for that.”… One does not have to be a theologian or a moral expert to know that such statements are totally heterodox and constitute a very serious cause of scandal for the faithful.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Came to Cast Fire upon the Earth

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:49-53 – “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how I am constrained until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division; for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three; …

Saint of the Day for October 22: Saint John Paul II

By Franciscan Media – “Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass where he was installed as pope in 1978… Born in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla had lost his mother, father, and older brother before his 21st birthday. Karol’s promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II. While working in a quarry and a chemical factory, he enrolled in an “underground” seminary in Kraków. …

Vatican and China Renew (“Confidential”) Deal Over Appointment of Bishops, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The Holy See has announced it has renewed its controversial Provisional Agreement with China on the appointment of bishops… the Holy See said it considers the “initial application” of the Agreement “to have been positive” and that the accord is of “great ecclesial and pastoral value.”… The Vatican also gave a lengthy defense of the agreement in an accompanying note… In it, it said the agreement would remain confidential because of its “experimental nature” and reiterated its earlier assertion that Benedict XVI had approved a “draft.”

The New Cold War, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – A well-respected economic model is calling China the biggest economy in the world. According to recent numbers from the gross domestic product model of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Chinese economy is worth roughly $24 trillion, whereas the U.S. economy is worth roughly $21 trillion… The IMF also reveals that China’s wealth has nearly doubled since 2010 — that’s twice the rate of wealth increase in the United States. This should be a shock to Americans.

The Pope Sows More Seeds of Confusion, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The topic was same-sex marriage, and the Pontiff dutifully affirmed the Church’s clear teaching that marriage must involve a man and a woman. But then he undermined that teaching, encouraging people in the mistaken belief that the Church will eventually take another step to accommodate same-sex marriage… “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family,” the Pope said, explaining his novel stand. Yes, but they do not have the right to redefine the family—which has always been the goal of the gay-rights movement.

Msgr. Richard C. Antall: Welcome to Weimar America

By Msgr. Richard C. Antall, Crisis Magazine – The dangers of the Weimarization of our media seem to be unremarked and perhaps that is because of a philosophy of relativism (although intolerant, which is the worst kind of relativism) and because of the economic reality behind the media (social and otherwise). Social media is commercialized and of its nature wants to exclude other outlets that compete.

Video: Can A Catholic Vote for Mr. Trump? Render to Caesar What is Caesar’s. Render to God What is God’s

Complicit Clergy, Oct 20, 2020 – Fr. John Boyle of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Cottage Grove, OR offers this helpful advice to Catholic voters for the upcoming Presidential election.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Ready to Answer – the Lord Draws Near

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:39-48 – But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.” …

Saint of the Day for October 21: Saint Hilarion

By Franciscan Media – By Franciscan Media – Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a source of spiritual wisdom and peace. He had reached such fame by the time of his death that his body had to be secretly removed so that a shrine would not be built in his honor. Instead, he was buried in his home village.

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.

Never Say Never: Why I’m Voting for Trump, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – When I vote, first and foremost, I prioritize life issues. Legalized abortion has led to mass infanticide of incalculable scale, and it clearly is the most important moral and political issue of our time. Sadly, neither major party has done much to end it. One revels in the evil, and the other mostly brings it up during election season for political gain… Second is avoiding war and military conflicts. As Catholics, we know that killing innocent non-American lives is as great of a sin as killing American ones.

CNA: Where Catholic Voters Stand on Issues, Candidates, Ahead of 2020 Election

Catholic News Agency – A poll released this week has found that Catholics from both major political parties said they want candidates to support religious freedom and oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, while they identified the economy and the coronavirus pandemic as major concerns leading up to the election… The poll found that Catholic likely voters, divided mostly along party lines, favor the election of Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. Biden’s lead among Catholic voters narrowed in several swing states, and among Catholics who attend Mass weekly.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: The Only Way We Can Truly Give Back to God

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – The disciples of the Pharisees and Herodians in St. Matthew’s Gospel remind us of how dishonesty can easily enter into our hearts and control our actions and attitudes towards God and others. The Evangelist tells us that they were sent to Jesus after they had “plotted how they might entrap Him in speech.” They clearly were on a deceptive mission.

On the Nature of Complicity, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – In a column last year titled “Politicizing the Eucharist?” I pointed out that no one now claims that when Archbishop Rummel of New Orleans excommunicated three Catholics for publically encouraging people to defy his order to de-segregate the Catholic schools, he was “politicizing the Eucharist.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: Who is the Thief? Exploring One of Jesus’ More Provocative Images

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the more interesting and surprising images the Lord used for Himself was “thief.” There is a reference to this in the first reading for this Wednesday of the 29th week of the year. I’ll comment more on that passage in a moment, but first here are some other texts in which He used this imagery:

Exclusive Interview: Steve Bannon, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, ChurchMilitant – Hunter Biden’s laptop, Trump’s re-election and more… Michael Voris sits down with President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to discuss explosive revelations about Hunter Biden’s laptop and the national security risk his father Joe Biden poses to the nation.

Fr. Shenan Boquet: A Christian Vision of Society and Civilization of Love

Fr. Shenan Boquet, Human Life International – It is a true but underappreciated fact that animals in the wild almost never die of old age. Long before old age finishes them off, weakened animals succumb to disease, predators, or starvation. I say this fact is underappreciated, because it points to one of the most remarkable things about human beings: i.e. that we look out for one another, including – or rather, especially – the weakest among us

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.

China Has Bought and Paid for Joe Biden and His Entire Family, by Steven Mosher

By Steven Mosher, LifeSiteNews – Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, doesn’t mince words about what he calls the Biden Crime Family. “What Hunter Biden is is a bagman,” says Giuliani. “I’ve prosecuted many cases like this. He’s collecting Joe’s bribes that come to about $12 million from the Ukraine and $3.5 million from Russia. But the really big money comes from China. And the amount of money involved is literally in the tens of millions of dollars.”… Giuliani sums up by saying, “[Joe Biden]’s asking to be president of the U.S. and he’s in partnership with the Chinese Communist Party. The Biden Family is owned by the Chinese Communist Party.”… Biden is the real Manchurian candidate. His assignment is not to assassinate his anti-communist opponent, but to defeat him in the upcoming election.

‘Catholic’ Biden Says he Goes to Mass, Says the Rosary but also Supports Taxpayer-Funded Abortion on Demand

California Catholic Daily, 8-14-2020 – Pro-abortion former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has released another campaign video touting his supposed Catholic faith and friendship with Pope Francis… The short video released.. shows Biden and Pope Francis smiling and greeting each other, while a voiceover of Biden speaks about an occasion when the two men met at the Vatican.

ICYMI: Staring Into the Abyss With Fr. Ed Meeks (WATCH)

By Fr. Ed Meeks Homily – 10-11-20 – One courageous priest’s Sunday morning homily… If you only have a few minutes, go to the 11:20 mark. WATCH

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: When the Master Knocks – Open at Once

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:35-38 – “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage feast, so that they may open to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes; …

Saint of the Day for October 20: St. Paul of the Cross

By Franciscan Media – Born in northern Italy in 1694, Paul Daneo lived at a time when many regarded Jesus as a great moral teacher but no more. After a brief time as a soldier, he turned to solitary prayer, developing a devotion to Christ’s passion. Paul saw in the Lord’s passion a demonstration of God’s love for all people. In turn that devotion nurtured his compassion and supported a preaching ministry that touched the hearts of many listeners.

Election Integrity Is Being Called Into Question In States Where All Elections Are Conducted By Mail, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Since the start of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have been quick to call for state election officials to move the November election to entirely voting by mail. Republicans have repeatedly questioned the decision, citing a lack of tested policies and procedures, like if a person’s ballot is counted only once, even if they vote in-person and again by mail. But now an even bigger issue has arisen: the validity of online voter portals.

Can America Do It All? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan, CNSNews – With the national debt already equal to the GDP, and growing faster now, a question arises: Where does this end?.. How many more multi-trillion-dollar deficits can we sustain before the quality of U.S. debt is called into question by Japan, China and the other nations that traditionally buy and hold U.S. debt?… How long before the value of the U.S. dollar is questioned?

Bishops Helping Pro-Abortion Biden, by Charlie Butts

Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Michael Hichborn.. says his research and education organization dedicated to the defense of the Catholic Church against assaults from without as well as from within is the first to sound the alarm… “The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which belongs to the USCCB, has been funding affiliates of an organization called Faith in Action,” Hichborn explains. “Faith in Action used to be called the Pico Network; back in 2016, when the CCHD gave $500,000 to the Pico Network, they were actually giving it to what is now called Faith in Action.”

Fr. Ed Broom: Have Perseverance in Your Race To Heaven

By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange – There is a fabulous scene in the movie-classic Chariots of Fire, where the hero of the film, Eric Liddell, is running the 400 against another three sprinters. Almost at the start of the race, the runner next to Liddell elbows him. Cascading to the ground, Liddle raises his gaze contemplating the runner’s kick up dust… Two options: either throw in the towel and call it quits; or spring to his feet, gun it, and go for the victory. Liddell chose the latter. With all the energy in every fiber of his strong athletic body, Liddell pours it on.

Roberts Sides With Liberals: SCOTUS Allows PA To Accept Ballots Three Days Late, by Hank Berrien

By  Hank Berrien, DailyWire – On Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts joined the three liberal justices on the Supreme Court to deny Republicans’ request to put a hold on a lower court’s order that would permit Pennsylvania ballots to be counted even if they arrived three days after the presidential election… The lower court had ruled that if the ballots were postmarked by Election Day, they still had three days to be counted.

The Black Vote, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – On average, since 1964, Black support for the Democratic presidential candidate has hovered at just under 90%… In this week’s Mic’d Up, Michael Voris interviews Dr. Alan Keyes, former presidential candidate and U.S. ambassador. Doctor Keyes ran for president in 1996, 2000 and 2008. In 2004, he also ran against Barack Obama for the U.S. Senate in Illinois.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Maintaining Christian Charity in Times of Upheaval

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – We live in a culture with a high ideological “hate quotient”—a noxious mix of contempt, unjust accusations, and volatile emotional reactions. But as Christians, we cannot give in to hatred and contempt, lest we place our souls at risk. “Every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire.” (Mt. 5:22)

52% of Catholics Support Biden, But He’ll Force Christians to Fund Abortions, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – A little over half of Catholic voters support 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, a poll released Monday found… Fifty-two percent of Catholic voters said they support the Catholic former vice president… “The gap also tends to narrow or flip to support for President Trump among Catholics who go to Mass more often,” the poll says, “while support for Biden increases among those who attend church less frequently.”

Where Deep State Meets Deep Church, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – Some might claim that, in the event of a Biden victory, the Know-Nothing fears about JFK would be reversed: the Church would begin answering to the White House. That seems far-fetched. Cardinal O’Malley earned his stripes through his anti-corruption work, not his politicking. It’s unlikely that he would turn into a patsy for the Biden Administration just because his spokesman asked him to….

Voting for a Vision, Not a Person, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News – Unsurprisingly, the traditional view of our country holds that the constitutional guarantees of religious freedom should be protected, that people of faith should not be discriminated against for their beliefs, and that all Americans, including those not yet born, have a God-given right to life — the first right listed in the Declaration of Independence… Under this vision, the Constitution is viewed as a well-crafted document that continues to serve the country effectively and should be interpreted as written — not adapted and changed to meet the fads or trends of the moment.

Our Knowledge Leads Us Back To God, by F.X. Cronin

By F.X. Cronin, Catholic Exchange – When it comes to God, knowing is everything. Just tell someone you believe in God and wait. The more direct people will ask you just how you know God exists. The more cautious or respectful may not be so direct, but their facial expression will ask the same question. “How do you know God exists?”…

ICYMI: Trump 2020 Is a Man vs. a Movement WATCH

Patriot Post – Explaining why Trump is the man perfectly suited for these divisive political times…. Tom Klingenstein explains why 2020 may be the most consequential election since 1860 — and why President Trump is the man most uniquely suited to the moment.

AP: Archbishop Performs Exorcism to Cleanse Protest Site

Associated Press – The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra… Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the ritual before some 150 supporters before holding a special Mass inside St. Raphael Catholic Church and an expected march to a Planned Parenthood clinic, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Storing up True Riches

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:13-21 – One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?” And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought to himself, `What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’

Saint of the Day for October 19: Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions

By Franciscan Media – Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a young Jesuit, Isaac Jogues, a man of learning and culture, taught literature in France. He gave up that career to work among the Huron Indians in the New World, and in 1636, he and his companions, under the leadership of Jean de Brébeuf, arrived in Quebec.

Huckabee on The Hunter Biden Laptop Story

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – Like a cheap piñata full of rotten candy, the Hunter Biden laptop story just keeps dropping more disgusting stuff on our heads every time we touch it. There are so many fast-changing details that it’s hard to keep up. This is just a little of what’s been going on in the past two days, none of which you would know if you relied on the mainstream news or social media to hear about it …

US Bishop: Voting for Biden Requires ‘Reason That Outweighs’ 860,000 Abortions, by Charles Robertson

By Charles Robertson, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Thomas Paprocki said that voting for pro-abortion Democrat Joe Biden in the upcoming election would require “a proportionately grave reason that outweighs the killing of 860,000 babies per year,” adding that even the death penalty is no such reason… In a follow-up to his recent video contrasting President Donald Trump’s pro-life record with his opponent’s pro-abortion stance, the bishop of Springfield, Illinois, attempted to answer the question, “Is it a sin to vote for Joe Biden?”

End Times, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – There are certain Christians utterly fascinated with.. the end of the world. In the past, they’ve almost always been confined to the wilder reaches of Protestantism, though they also pop up these days in various Catholic circles. The world, to be sure, will someday come to an end. But since we have it on the Highest Authority that “concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father”

Mark Levin: Joe Biden’s ‘Communist Manifesto’ Will Destroy Every Aspect of Our Culture and Society, by Robert Kraychik

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – Former Vice President Joe Biden’s joint political platform with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) amounts to a “communist manifesto” that will destroy America (Levin warned)… After Biden took the Democrats’ presidential nomination, his presidential campaign joined Sanders’s team to compose a document titled the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations.” The leftist proclamation derides the U.S. as pathologized by “systemic racism,” makes 85 mentions of “climate” while describing “climate change” as a “global emergency,” and calls for “restorative justice” to benefit “marginalized” demographic groups.

Court Rejects Hospital’s Attempt to Yank Little Girl’s Life Support Over Her Mom’s Objections

By Texas Right to Life, LifeNews – By Texas Right to Life, LifeNews – The Supreme Court of Texas rejected the plea of Cook Children’s Medical Center to withdraw a ventilator and medical treatment from Baby Tinslee Lewis against her mother’s will. In August, the hospital urged the Supreme Court of Texas to overrule an extensive 150-page ruling from the Second Court of Appeals that deemed the 10-Day Rule likely unconstitutional, thereby granting Baby Tinslee temporary legal protection.

Weaponizing the Federal Government, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – President Trump lambasted New York governor Andrew Cuomo in a tweet mid-August, saying, “A horrible Governor. Crime is taking over NYC & State, everyone is leaving. He is after the NRA. … Cuomo killed 11,000 people in nursing homes alone. Crooked & Incompetent!”… In 2019, Cuomo signed into law radical pro-abortion legislation… Cuomo forced New York City to celebrate the extreme law by lighting pink One World Trade Center and other New York landmarks.

Msgr. Charles Pope: On the Wickedness That Withers and the Truth That Perdures

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Over the years, in meeting especially with teenagers in Sunday School, I have used an old Jim Croce song to instruct them that worldly norms, and worldly leaders come and go. What is “hip” and cool today is considered silly and out of date tomorrow. My advice to them was to stay close to the Scriptures and teachings of the Church which are time-tested and do not change.

Revolt of the One Percent, by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Crisis Magazine – It is customary to excoriate George Soros for the havoc he wreaks in the world, including the U.S. For example, it is he who threw the life line to Black Lives Matter first. This was not a gift to the African American community but, rather, to self-appointed leaders, who are also self-proclaimed “trained Marxists” out to destroy everything in a fiery revolution, including the nuclear family.

WATCH: Trump Urges Faith in God, Not Masks, Tells Americans to Ask ‘Help From the Boss’, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – No amount of COVID-19 precautions in the world can eliminate the need to rely on God, President Donald Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina… “Masks, no masks, everything, you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the Boss, we need help from the Boss, that’s what happens, we need help”… “Somebody said to me the other day, ‘You’re the most famous person in the world by far,’” the President continued. “I said, ‘No I’m not’ […] They said, ‘Who’s more famous?’ I said, ‘Jesus Christ.’ I’m not taking any chances.’ […] And let me look up and I’ll say, ‘And it’s not even close.’”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Holy Spirit Will Teach You What to Say

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:8-12 – “And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven…

Saint of the Day for October 17: Saint Ignatius of Antioch

By Franciscan Media – Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there to choose between death and apostasy. Ignatius would not deny Christ and thus was condemned to be put to death in Rome… Ignatius is well known for the seven letters he wrote on the long journey from Antioch to Rome. Five of these letters are to churches in Asia Minor; they urge the Christians there to remain faithful to God and to obey their superiors..

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Defending Life is Not “Imposing” Religion

Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – “Mario Cuomo: The Myth and the Man” by George Marlin is an important contribution to our better comprehension of a shameful fact in American political life: a significant percentage of the politicians who are the fiercest proponents of the continuing legalization of abortion on demand are baptized, even Mass-going Catholics, who often make a point of reminding voters of how important religion is in their lives.

Joe Biden Says He’s Catholic, But He’d Force Christians to Fund Abortions

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – An astute follower of politics recently called our office at the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Political Action Committee. He wanted to draw our attention to a YouTube video from February… The Reuters video gained attention for a gaffe made by Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. He mistakenly said that he was running for the U.S. Senate… But what the caller wanted me to notice was what Biden said afterward. Indeed, he encouraged voters to look him over and if they didn’t like what they saw, they should “vote for the other Biden.”

John-Henry Westen Interviews Archbishop Viganò, by Michael J. Matt

By Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant Newspaper – Vigono offers his opinion on Fratelli Tutti, particularly its silence regarding abortion, especially in light of what the encyclical defines as the “biggest concerns” for politicans?… (+CMV) Fratelli Tutti… mentions the “phenomenon of social and economic exclusion, with its baneful consequences: human trafficking, the marketing of human organs and tissues, the sexual exploitation of boys and girls, slave labor, including prostitution, the drug and weapons trade, terrorism and international organized crime.”… but not mentioned in the Encyclical, is abortion, which is tragically claimed today as a right.

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.

Hunter Biden’s Trouble Grows, House GOP Questions FBI, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – The NY Post’s continuing bombshell story of emails found on a laptop presumably owned by Hunter Biden serves to confirm what everyone already knew — that Hunter was profiting from his father’s name and political position as the vice president… In short, it’s a pay-for-play corruption scandal, as Hunter Biden was hired in order to buy influence with Joe Biden.

List of Cardinals, Bishops, Priests Who Are Warning Catholics About Pro-Abortion Biden-Harris Ticket, by Charles Robertson

By Charles Robertson, LifeSiteNews – Fr. Edward Meeks, “Today we have a man running for the office of President of the United States who very publicly proclaims what a devout Catholic he is while proudly and aggressively advocating for abortion up to the moment of birth…He has chosen a running mate who holds even more extreme views than he does…And where are the bishops who for the benefit of this man’s immortal soul should be thundering with one unavoidable apostolic voice at this Catholic candidate, ‘How dare you! How dare you present yourself so publicly as a faithful Catholic while trampling on some of the Church’s most serious and most fervently held moral precepts!’”

Saint of the Day for October 16: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Franciscan Media – Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus… Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation… After considering marriage for some time, Margaret Mary entered the Order of the Visitation nuns at the age of 24… A Visitation nun was “not to be extraordinary except by being ordinary,” but the young nun was not to enjoy this anonymity.

Moving and Inspiring Testimony of Clerk Mentored by Amy Barrett, Catholic Vote

CatholicVote, Oct 15, 2020 – Laura said of Barrett… ‘She has given me a gift of immeasurable value… the ability to live an abundant life’ WATCH!

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Do Not Fear Those Who Kill the Body

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:1-7 – In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. …

Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Hearing Concludes, Mitch McConnell Says “We Have the Votes”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – After four days of hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its evaluation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is possibly the most pro-life nominee to ever come before the panel… Democrats started the day desperately trying to derail the nomination. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated a motion by Democrats attempting to block a vote on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination…

Dr. Kathi Aultman: The Goal of Late-Term Abortion Is a Child’s Death “I Suddenly Saw Myself As a Mass Murderer…”

By Respect Life Radio, Deacon Geoff Bennett – Earlier in the interview on Respect Life Radio, she said, “I suddenly saw myself as a mass murderer. I understand how the Nazis could do what they did. Because I was doing it. It all came down to whether or not you feel a group is human or not. They didn’t feel the Jews and the Russians and the others were human. And I didn’t feel fetuses were human. So I didn’t have any remorse — at the time. I didn’t feel guilty — at the time. It wasn’t until then when I realized what I had been doing. And that’s when I became prolife.”

As Expected…NBC Host Attacks Trump While ABC Throws Softballs to Biden in Townhalls

Associated Press (OneNewsNow) – President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, on rival TV networks, Thursday night, their scuttled second debate replaced by dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pandemic that has reshaped the nation… NBC hosted President Trump at a town hall in Miami. Host Savannah Guthrie sounded more like a member of the Democratic party as she seemed to attack the President’s handling of the pandemic and made it sound like Trump has been unclear in denouncing white supremacy.

Sr. Judith Clare Phillips: Transcending our Temptations: Advice from St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

By Sister Judith Clare Phillips, VHM, Catholic Exchange – Because Saint Margaret Mary walked along the path of suffering and humiliation during her earthly life, her words have a distinct power to address our own personal temptations and sufferings.  She understands the human condition, but her unique relationship with the Divine Heart of Jesus gives her a perspective that challenges and lifts us to a higher level of living.  May our saintly Sister who knows our hearts so well intercede for each of us and bring us and our loved ones closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Bombshell: Biden and Son Corruption Exposed, by Christine Niles

By Christine Niles, Church Militant – In what some are calling the biggest story in U.S. politics, emails prove Vice President Joe Biden lied about his knowledge of his son’s activities in Ukraine, and even benefited from them to the tune of 50% of all money his son received… The story in a nutshell: Hunter Biden was hired and paid up to $80,000 a month by Burisma, a Ukrainian gas company, not for his expertise (he had none) but to buy political leverage and influence with his father, at the time vice president in charge of foreign policy in Ukraine. This is considered textbook corruption.

Another Nail in the Coffin: Vatican Produces Pachamama Coin on October 13th

By En.News – The Vatican’s Mint issued on October 13 a ten-euro silver coin depicting “Mother Earth” (pictured). The image was designed by Luigi Oldani for World Earth Day… CronacaNumismatica.com called the representation “Madre Terra” (Mother Earth, Pachamama). It shows a woman with hair of grain and pregnant with the globe. Oldani described it as “fertile and fruitful land, fertile and fruitful like a young woman,” the Vatican as a mother carrying the Earth in her womb to which we owe “care and love as if she were a daughter.”… The coin appeared on the first anniversary of the October 2019 Pachamama enthronement in the Vatican.

Trump on Not Being Most Famous Person in World: “They Said, ‘Who’s More Famous?’ I Said, ‘Jesus Christ!'”, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – President Donald Trump said Thursday that while he’s famous, he’s not more famous than Jesus Christ… He told supporters in Greenville, N.C., on Thursday that someone told him he’s the most famous person in the world… Trump disputed that, saying he’s not more famous than Jesus… “Somebody said to me the other day, you are the most famous person in the world by far, and I said ‘No, I’m not. No, I’m not,’” he said… “They said, yes, you are,” the president said.

Well-Behaved Atheists, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – I spend – or perhaps I should say I waste – a lot of time on Facebook every day. It has become an addiction. But I comfort myself with the thought that it’s a less dangerous addiction than drugs or alcohol or cigarettes, from all of which I am, happily, free… For the most part, my interlocutors on Facebook are persons with whom I share rough philosophical or political agreements. I think this is not unusual; for persons who disagree with one another soon learn to avoid one another on Facebook.

Bishop Daly Challenges Bishop McElroy’s Statements on Abortion and the 2020 Election

By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News – Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane (said) he strongly disagreed with San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy’s guidance to Catholic voters, offered during a virtual discussion organized by St. Mary’s College just three weeks before the 2020 presidential election… In his Oct.13 remarks, Bishop McElroy indicated it was acceptable for Catholics to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s pro-abortion-rights stance because, according to the bishop, the “formulation of individual laws regarding abortion” lies in the “realm” of prudential judgment.

The Gipper and JPII: an Alliance for Good, by Monika Jablonska

By Monika Jablonska, Crisis Magazine – Pope John Paul II once said that, “In the designs of Providence, there are no more coincidences.” That is one way to explain why a Polish pope, dedicated above all to defending the dignity of the human person, would step onto the world stage just as the most powerful country on earth was about to elect a president, Ronald Reagan, unwaveringly committed to the cause of freedom. One became the spiritual leader of the world; the other the political leader of the free world. Both of them joined forces to overthrow Communism.

Bishop Schneider: ‘Today the Church of Rome Finds Herself in…Spiritual Collapse’

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Athanasius Schneider has expressed grief over Pope Francis’ latest encyclical Fratelli Tutti, noting that it “lacks a clearly supernatural horizon,” misrepresents St. Francis, and furthers the theological confusion Pope Francis created with his Abu Dhabi statement… Reflecting on the time of St. Francis where the saint was called by Christ to rebuild the Church, Archbishop Schneider says, “Today the Church of Rome finds herself in a similar situation of spiritual collapse, due to the spiritual torpor of a majority of the Shepherds of the Church, the excessive absorption of the Pope himself in temporal affairs…

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Do Not Lose the Key of Knowledge 

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:47-54 – Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed. So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs. Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute ….

Saint of the Day for October 15: Saint Teresa of Avila

By Franciscan Media – By Franciscan Media – Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as political, social, and religious upheaval. It was the 16th century, a time of turmoil and reform. She was born before the Protestant Reformation and died almost 20 years after the closing of the Council of Trent.

Bozell to Congress: Facebook Tolerates Antifa, Leftist Militias, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – MRC President Brent Bozell released an open letter calling on Congress to address Facebook’s hypocrisy with regard to the pages on the site that get banned and those deemed uncontroversial. In this case, Facebook removed and banned groups connected to the QAnon conspiracy theory. Yet, the social media outlet does nothing to stop the radical Antifa organization. Bozell called it “a dangerous double standard of the gravest order.”

Barrett Believes. Does Biden? by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – According to devotees of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personality cult, the ideal Supreme Court Justice is many things. She’s well-educated and professionally successful. She’s articulate. She possesses gravitas. She balances career and family. She cares for the vulnerable. Yet Democratic senators and progressive pundits insist that Amy Coney Barrett is definitely not that woman. But, eager to avoid charges of anti-Catholic bigotry, they tell us it has nothing to do with her religion.

“OVERLOOKED” CDC Study: 85% of Coronavirus Patients Reported Wearing Masks ‘Always’ or ‘Often’, by Dewin Mora

By Dewin Mora, Breitbart – An overlooked study published recently by the U.S. CDC suggests that cloth face coverings or masks are mostly ineffective in preventing the spread of the Chinese coronavirus as promoted by public health officials… The CDC conducted the study, largely ignored by the media, in the U.S. in July and made its findings public in September.

Three Predictions, Same Conclusion: Trump Victory on Election Day, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – A tea party leader predicts President Trump will easily win his home state of Ohio on Election Day, a key victory for re-election, and two other political observers are predicting a Trump victory despite worrisome polls… Then-candidate Donald Trump handily won The Buckeye State 51-43 percent in 2016, scooping up 18 electoral votes on his way to the White House… Trump defeated Clinton by approximately 446,800 votes four years ago.

Webster Labels ‘Sexual Preference’ ‘Offensive’ Following Amy Comey Barrett’s Usage. But is Our Sexuality Really Immutable?, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – During her interaction with California Senator Diane Feinstein on Tuesday, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett used the forbidden term “sexual preference” with reference to LGBT sexuality. Not only did this cause an instant internet firestorm, but it apparently led to an instant adjustment in a major online dictionary. The term is now officially “offensive” when used in the sense of “orientation.”

Fr. Brian Mullady: Jesus Just Makes Sense

By Fr. Brian Mullady, O.P., Catholic Exchange – Why did the Son of God become a human being? His Incarnation was not arbitrary, but essential to God’s plan to restore us to His friendship. We can see the perfection of that friendship in Adam… Adam and Eve were called upon to look at the world as God does, and they were able to do so because they had sanctifying grace, and they were able to persevere in doing so because they had actual grace.

EWTN News: Dutch Government Backs Euthanasia for Children Under 12

EWTN News – The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12… “There is a need for active termination of life among doctors and parents of incurably ill children, who are suffering hopelessly and unbearably and will die within the foreseeable future,” Health Minister Hugo de Jonge wrote in an Oct. 13 letter to parliament.

CNA: Appeals Court Rules Against Texas Ban on ‘Dismemberment Abortions’

Catholic News Agency Staff – A three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Texas law that bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions… Judge James Dennis, writing for the 2-1 majority on the 5th Circuit panel, said the Texas law “unduly burdens a woman’s constitutionally-protected right to obtain a previability abortion.”… He said the law “confers no medical benefit for women patients while forcing them to undergo unnecessary, painful, invasive, and even experimental procedures.”

Biden Endorsers Funded by US Bishops, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – A bombshell report reveals the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is funding organizations promoting the Biden-Harris presidential ticket… Lepanto Institute published a report on Tuesday showing that, through the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the USCCB funds Faith in Action (FIA) — a national organization that has affiliates endorsing Joe Biden.

Amy Coney Barrett: Roe v. Wade Can be Overturned, It is Not a “Super-Precedent”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – For the second time in two days, Judge Amy Coney Barrett indicated that the infamous Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which ushered in an era of virtually unlimited abortions claiming 62 million lives, is not a “super-precedent” that can’t be overturned… During a discussion with Sen. Graham, Judge Barrett acknowledged that Roe “is not super precedent” ….

New Unsealed Documents Show Planned Parenthood Profited From Aborted Baby Body Parts, by Madeline Osburn

By Madeline Osburn, The Federalist – When senior Planned Parenthood officials were caught on tape in 2015 by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) discussing the illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts, Planned Parenthood denied the allegations, claiming they were only reimbursed for the “cost to transport tissue.” Now, newly unsealed invoices confirm Planned Parenthood Mar Monte charged the tissue procurement company StemExpress $55 per “usable” organ — not for transport fees.

Amy Barrett and the Intolerable, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – The distinctiveness of Barrett’s faith – and the consternation it causes among the champions of certain secular pieties – is refreshing. It also underscores the indistinctiveness of so many Catholics who hold public office… The uncomfortable truth is that “being Catholic” in the U.S. no longer indicates a distinctive approach to politics. Even more concerning, from a Catholic point of view, is that “being Catholic” in America no longer indicates a distinctive set of religious practices. Indeed, the “mere” fact that someone is Catholic tells us next to nothing about the content of his or her religious beliefs.

WATCH! Trump 2020 A Man vs. A Movement

By American Greatness – Tom Klingenstein explains why 2020 may be the most consequential election since 1860—and why President Trump is the man most uniquely suited to the moment… (he) describes the American political landscape under President Trump. “Trump is the perfect man for these times, not all times, perhaps not most times, but these times.”

Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek: Mixed Messages from the Vatican and Bishops

By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, The Catholic Thing – With the pope’s approval, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued a letter entitled The Good Samaritan devoted to the care of persons in the critical and terminal phases of life. Those hoping to renew Christian moral awareness in response to the needs of our time will welcome its many affirmations of the Gospel and its critique of harmful cultural treads.

Fr. Nnamdi Moneme: Let Mass Prepare Us for Heaven

By Fr. Nnamdi Moneme, OMV, Catholic Exchange – I remember how we spent many of our Saturdays in my family back in Nigeria. We would go as a family to choir practice in the parish church to learn and rehearse the hymns for the Mass on Sunday. Then my mother would usually seize that opportunity and ask each of us to go for the Sacrament of Confession too. I used to think she could somehow read our souls. I guess she only had to observe our bad behaviors!

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Load Burdens Hard to Bear 

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:42-46 – “But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.

Saint of the Day for October 14: St. Callistus I (d. 223)

By Franciscan Media – The most reliable information about this saint comes from his enemy Saint Hippolytus, an early antipope, later a martyr for the Church. A negative principle is used: If some worse things had happened, Hippolytus would surely have mentioned them… Callistus was a slave in the imperial Roman household.

TX Prelate Defies State Bishops’ Conference, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – A coalition of disability advocates are petitioning the Texas Supreme Court to protect a toddler from having her treatment removed against her family’s wishes… The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) has long supported Cook Children’s Hospital (CCH) in implementing the 10-Day Rule of the Texas Advanced Directives Act (TADA), which allows the hospital to remove 20-month old Tinslee Lewis from her ventilator. ..

Msgr. Charles Pope: How Do We Know That Jesus Is Risen?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – If asked “How do you know that Jesus Christ rose from the dead?” most would answer, “Because it says so in the Bible.” While this is true, there is a much better answer: “We know that Jesus is risen from the dead because the Apostles said so.” They were eyewitnesses. Jesus Himself attested to this when He said, Thus it is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day ….

‘The Inmates Are Running the Asylum’: UN Hands Human Rights Council Seats to China, Russia, Cuba, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough