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Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Msgr. Burrill’s Resignation and the Surveillance Age: 5 Points to Consider

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – Msgr. Burrill’s resignation from his senior post at the USCCB means that, in effect, the USCCB is finished with him… It is Msgr. Burrill’s ordinary, Bishop William Callahan of Lacrosse, Wisconsin, who will have to decide now what investigation and possible penalties, if any, are administered.
Bishop Callahan finds himself in an extremely delicate position. He recently removed Father James Altman… The issue was Father Altman’s outspoken condemnation of the Democratic Party and his aggressive comments against the U.S. episcopate, whom he has called a “brood of vipers.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Guarding the Good Seed of God’s Word in Our Heart

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 13:24-30 – Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? ..

Saint of the Day for July 24: St. Sharbel Makhlouf

Franciscan Media – Although this saint never traveled far from the Lebanese village of Beka-Kafra where he was born, his influence has spread widely… Joseph Zaroun Maklouf was raised by an uncle because his father, a mule driver, died when Joseph was only three. ..

Commentary: Capita Mortua, by Milo Yiannopoulos

By Milo Yiannopoulos, Church Militant – Our bishops serve Satan. That’s the heartbreaking but inescapable conclusion of the past half-century’s horrors. They do not oppose the killing of the unborn — at least, not with any vigor. They were enthusiastic coconspirators in the shutdowns of churches during the fake pandemic. They turn a blind eye to sodomized children, where they are not themselves doing the sodomizing, and they appear aloof and indifferent to the devastation wreaked on innocent souls by their sins of commission, and, much worse, sins of omission. …

‘Finding Viganò’ Author: Love for the Latin Mass Will Be ‘Rekindled by Attempt to Suppress It’, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – In a recent interview with LifeSiteNews, Robert Moynihan, founder of Inside the Vatican and author of Finding Viganò, suggested both that the Pope’s new restrictions on the traditional liturgy will prompt a resurgence in the usus antiquior and that they are a result of a liturgical revolution which works in tandem with a desire to promote “a new humanity without this idea of God.”

Eat the Disabled?  Follow the Science? by Francis X. Maier

By Francis X. Maier, The Catholic Thing – Here in America, except for those 60 million abortions and a few other oddities, we have more decent instincts. And we need to talk about that. Decency is, itself, a matter of cultural consensus, a flexible ethical artifact, and – let’s face it – an update in content is probably overdue. The truth is, “decency” is too often allowed to be just another flabby, humanitarian excuse for cowardice; for an inherited, pre-rational unwillingness to do the bold, the urgent, the necessary.

Mississippi Attorney General Tells Supreme Court to Overturn Roe, Let States Ban Abortions, by Steven Ertelt 

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has filed a brief with the Supreme Court asking it to overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to protect babies from abortions… The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hold a hearing on a major abortion case that could limit Roe v. Wade and protect babies from late-term abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a law that bans killing babies in abortions after 15 weeks.

The Vague Grounds of “Systemic” Racism, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – The issue of equality is almost always on the American national agenda. It was so from the day the Declaration of Independence was signed; it’s been so again and again in the years since 1776. And today it is prominent as Americans once again consider how to reduce inequalities between men and women, between native-born and immigrants, and above all between whites and blacks.

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

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

Column: CNN’s Lemon of a Town Hall Meeting, by Tim Graham

By Tim Graham, Newsbusters – CNN became apoplectic whenever Donald Trump called them “fake news,” but on July 21, they offered President Biden a nationally televised boost that can accurately be described as a “fake town hall.”… A real town hall would sell tickets in a city like Cincinnati and let the locals mix it up with the president, ask them whatever was on their mind. That’s not what CNN does. It’s an “invitation only” audience, which means nobody boos or laughs at inappropriate times.

Positive News on the American Nuclear Family, by Thomas Gallatin

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

A Better Way, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – After all, the “Synodal Way” is a smokescreen for making wholesale changes in the Church’s teachings. Doctrines like an all-male priesthood or the evil of divorce are not popular with mainstream culture, so many of our Church leaders want to downplay or deny them… In other words, many Catholic bishops, particularly in Germany, want to remake the Catholic Church in the image of the Episcopal church.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Whoever Hears the Word and Understands It

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 13:18-23 – “Hear then the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself …

Saint of the Day for July 23: St. Bridget of Sweden

Franciscan Media – From age 7 on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her activity—always with the emphasis on charity rather than spiritual favors… She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. Mother of eight children—the second eldest was Saint Catherine of Sweden—Bridget lived the strict life of a penitent after her husband’s death.

Pope Names Leftist Bishop to Vatican Congregation for Bishops, by Jeanne Smits

 By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has named Bishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva of the Diocese of Rio Gallegos in the extreme southern region of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina a member of the Congregation for Bishops. Commonly known as “the most Bergoglian bishop in Argentina,” García Cuerva will be expected to travel regularly to Rome and to participate in the work of this crucially important dicastery, whose role is to name and monitor bishops ….

Why Men Should Consecrate Themselves to St. Joseph, by Shane Kapler

By Shane Kapler, Catholic Exchange – Consecration is a hard concept to wrap one’s head around—at least in a theologically accurate way. “Consecration to” the Blessed Mother has been growing in the Church’s awareness over the past several centuries, but what does it mean to be consecrated to St. Joseph?… Saint Teresa of Avila, of course, strongly encouraged others to follow her lead in commending herself to Joseph’s intercession …

Latin Mass Society: ‘Traditionis Custodes’ Regulates Not Abrogrates Older Liturgy, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – Pope Francis’ new decree restricting the traditional Latin Mass can be interpreted in such a way that it is “perfectly reasonable” for bishops to allow existing arrangements for celebration of the older form of the Roman rite to continue in their dioceses, and for lay faithful to continue attending such Masses.

Who’s Next? by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The recent outing of a high-ranking U.S. cleric is raising eyebrows and questions. The now-former general secretary of the U.S. bishops’ conference, or USCCB, announced his resignation Tuesday after his gay lifestyle was made public. Church Militant’s William Mahoney looks at the scandal and the questions… Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill climbed in the Church while spending much of his time using a hookup app for homosexuals …

Mary Magdalene’s Example Shows Us the Role of Spiritual Mothers, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – Little is known about St. Mary Magdalene, and what we do know isn’t perfectly clear. We know from the Gospel of Luke that she had seven demons cast out of her. We know she was a follower of Jesus. But beyond that? There is a lot of conjecture.

U.S. Bishops Launch Campaign Urging Congress to Protect the Unborn, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – The USCCBs’ Office of Pro-Life Activities launched a campaign Thursday to lobby members of Congress to reject taxpayer-funding for abortions… “Make a phone call to save a life” is a call to action to pro-life citizens to “make Congressional phones ring off the hook!” as votes on key appropriations bills reach the House floor… “Last week, the House Committee on Appropriations voted to push through four of the most extreme pro-abortion bills EVER”

Anniversary of Land O` Lakes Disaster, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Fifty-four years ago today began a small retreat in the remote place of Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin… It would change the Church and the world… At the bequest of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, then-president of Notre Dame University, 26 people signed a document that declared academic freedom from Church authority. It was, in essence, Catholic academia’s declaration of independence from the Magisterium of the Church. …

Bishops Sending Mixed Messages on Morality, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Bsp. Baldacchino of Las Cruces recently denied state Sen. Joe Cervantes (D) communion because of his track record on life issues… the senator has voted in favor of assisted suicide and of strong laws supporting abortion… “He’s taken these votes, I think, for the last four or five years that we’ve tried to introduce just some common sense legislation to protect life, to restore parental involvement,” Elisa Martinez of the New Mexico Alliance for Life accounts.

Do the Vaccinated Become a Breeding Ground for COVID Mutations? by Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, LifeSiteNews – Story at-a-glance: Based on the scientific evidence, the narrative that unvaccinated people are viral factories for more dangerous variants is false… Just as antibiotics breed resistance in bacteria, vaccines put evolutionary pressure on viruses to speed up mutations and create more virulent and dangerous variants… Viruses mutate all the time, and if you have a vaccine that doesn’t block infection completely, then the virus will mutate to evade the immune response within that person. …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison (1829)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Many Longed to Hear What You Hear

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 13:10-17 – Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to him who has will more be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. …

Saint of the Day for July 22: St. Mary Magdalene

Franciscan Media – Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since there has been a persistent legend in the Church that she is the unnamed sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50.

Heresies of Presumption, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – There are certain goods Catholics enjoy, which they can take for granted.  This takes the form: they presume, usually on a false philosophy, that those goods are available to everyone, just as a basic fact, rather than solely as a consequence of the Sacrifice of Our Lord. And then they get all mixed up about the uniqueness of Christianity or extra ecclesia nulla salus.

The Kiss of Judas, by John A. Monaco

By John A. Monaco, Crisis Magazine – We’re all aware of the heated dispute inside the Catholic Church regarding whether baptized Catholic pro-abortion politicians—and in particular, President Joe Biden—should be admitted to Holy Communion. Instead of treading over well-worn territory, I want to turn to the liturgy, which, as the late Benedictine theologian Aidan Kavanagh defined, is “the faith of the Church in motion.”

Why ‘the Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’ is a Lie, by Celeste McGovern

By Celeste McGovern, LifeSiteNews – For days, the mainstream media have been playing a loop of reports that 99% of COVID-19 deaths are among unvaccinated people. Besides there being no data —there’s actually evidence that the opposite is true – it’s become the basis for a stream of dehumanizing propaganda that labels half of the American adult population and most children who haven’t taken experimental COVID-19 shots as “variant factories” and “incubators” of disease.

Nancy Pelosi Has Blocked a Vote on the Bill to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortions 38 Times, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The count is now at 38 times over the last month. That’s how many times Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues in the House have blocked a request from Republicans on the House floor to have a vote on a bill to ban taxpayer-funding of abortions… Three members of the House asked for a vote on the pro-life bill yesterday and each of them were denied the request by Pelosi and Democrats in the chair at her behest.

45K DEAD FROM THE COVID SHOT – WATCH Atty Renz Lay Out His Lawsuit

Rumble – Attorney Thomas Renz dropped a bombshell about a Whistleblower that has come forward alledging that the death rates that she has been monitoring on government websites are much much higher than what Vaers and the Media are telling people. In sworn testimony this Whistleblower is saying the accurate covid shot death number is 45,000 people .

Fr. John Portavella: Spiritual Reading Gives Us Peace in a Chaotic World

By Fr. John Portavella, Catholic Exchange – It is something that could be done at home, although at times also at work, outside office hours. It consists in reading from the New Testament for a few minutes and from another spiritual book, for about fifteen minutes in all…

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Cry From the Heart About ‘Traditionis Custodes’ and the Latin Mass

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – Many have already written well of the concerns and heartache elicited by the Pope’s motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, which sets strict norms limiting the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. I have celebrated in this “extraordinary form” (as well as the ordinary form) for more than 32 years and written often of it. Hence, I seek to add my voice.

Corporations Are Steamrolling Small Business, Buying Up Homes, And Crushing The Dream, But We Can Fight Back, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – A few years ago, owner Vic Amereno turned its success into an expansion, emptying his savings to open a second location a few miles up the coast in the picturesque beach town of Fairfield. He turned a steady business and was thriving; even during COVID lockdowns, they went on, converting their small, 1,000-square-foot restaurant into a takeout joint. But when it came time to hire back staff and reopen, they hit a wall.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” —Thomas Jefferson (1816)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Since They Had No Root They Withered Away

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 13:1-9 – That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat …and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow.

Saint of the Day for July 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Franciscan Media – At first glance, perhaps the most remarkable quality of Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding gift of languages. In addition to a thorough knowledge of his native Italian, he had complete reading and speaking ability in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Bohemian, Spanish, and French.

Fighting for the Family, by William Mahoney

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

Backstories: “The Chosen”, by Brad Miner

By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – A few years ago, I began receiving email invitations to watch a crowdfunded TV series about Jesus. I ignored them. Then, more recently, friends began to ask me what I thought of the series, and I ignored them too. Finally, I decided to watch an episode or two, although mostly out of a perverse hunger to review it with the gimlet eye I bring to anything overhyped and under-produced.

China’s Mafia-Like Approach to Domination: Drugs & ‘Influence’, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – Abiding by its long-term goal to topple the United States, the Chinese Communist Party is strategically preoccupying America by pulling it deeper into the deadly fight against drugs and limiting its resources south of the border… The number of overdose deaths, especially those related to fentanyl, in the U.S. has reached a historic level.

The Limits of a Priest’s Right to Privacy, by Janet E. Smith

By Janet Smith, Crisis Magazine – Yesterday Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill resigned from his position at the USCCB as a general secretary with responsibility for overseeing sex abuse cases. What caused the resignation of the highest-ranking non-bishop Church official in the country? He was caught regularly using apps that connect men who want to have sex with other men.

Quick Hits: Schisms and Fear of Schisms, by Phil Lawler 

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Horrified by today’s blockbuster story from Pillar, the ubiquitous Father James Martin, SJ, worries that if Catholic journalists are going to investigate cell-phone usage, we should all be worried. Why? If you could obtain my cell-phone records, you’d find them mighty boring. Why would someone assume that there’s damaging information in anyone’s private records?

Let’s Study the Impact of the Traditional Latin Mass, by Janet E. Smith

By Janet E. Smith, EWTN News – In Traditionis Custodes… the motu proprio that sets out provisions for curtailing the availability of the Mass based on the 1962 Missal promulgated by Pope St. John XXIII (here referred to as the Traditional Latin Mass), Pope Francis states that his decisions are based on consultations with bishops worldwide (the results of which have never been made public).

Sean Hannity Uses His Fox News Show to Push COVID Vaccination, by Matt Lamb

By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – Conservative FOX News host Sean Hannity devoted a recent segment of his show to begging people to take a COVID-19 vaccine despite having a guest on who had a medical condition precipitated by a different vaccine… “I believe in the science of vaccination,” Hannity said during his show on Monday night after criticizing a decision by a federal judge to allow a coronavirus vaccine mandate at Indiana University… “Just like we’ve been saying, please take COVID seriously,” Hannity said.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill to Ban Abortions, Legally Protecting Every Unborn Baby

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: “I’m signing a law today that will save babies from the ravages of abortion.”… “Under this law, the moment Roe v. Wade is overturned abortions will be outlawed in the state of Texas.”

In the Midst of Crisis, Be Driven by Faith, Not by Fear, by Peter Kwasniewski

By Peter Kwasniewski, Crisis Magazine – In our days, we are seeing an intensification of the spiritual battle as the situation within the Catholic Church continues to deteriorate. Battles have casualties, and some of those casualties are Catholics who have lost their faith or are tempted to leave the Church because of the outrageous corruption, infidelity, and cowardice of its leaders and the seeming lack of any coherent solution amidst anarchy. The common denominator I have seen in those who are suffering shipwreck is that they focus their attention primarily or even exclusively on the Church as a human institution. 

Catholic Bishop Denies Democrat Politician Communion Because He Supports Killing Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger 

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A pro-abortion New Mexico lawmaker reportedly was denied communion over the weekend by Catholic Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces… “I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” Cervantes wrote on Twitter. “My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off. Please pray for church authorities as Catholicism transitions under Pope Francis.”

Fr. John Lovell . . . Talks About The Problem Of “Canceled” Priests, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – When we asked Fr. Lovell how often this scenario was repeated, his answer was shocking. “There are hundreds, maybe thousands” of American priests who have been sidelined by their ordinary. “Very few of the faithful know that daunting fact, and, of most of those who do know, most are never told why it happened. And that’s true for many of the canceled priests as well.”

The Pro-Life Movement Chooses the Hard Right Over the Easy Wrong, by Sen. Tom Cotton

By Tom Cotton, First Things – Every life, born and unborn, is worthy of protection. Every child is made in the image of God, and the most vulnerable especially deserve the fullest love and every effort to protect them… The unborn have been an endangered group in our society ever since seven justices discovered a so-called “right” to abortion in our Constitution in 1973. But now we’re living in an especially perilous time.

Celestial Graces, by Benjamin Starnes

By Benjamin Starnes, Church Militant – One of the oldest devotionals in the Catholic Church is the Rosary, the importance of which is overlooked by too many Catholics. But the 15 promises of the Blessed Virgin Mary offer something to catch the attention of anyone interested in obtaining happiness and joy… Of particular note is a story recounted by St. Louis de Montfort in his brief spiritual classic The Secret of the Rosary. It deals with the 10th promise of the Rosary: “The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.”

Biden Shuts Out Cubans, Welcomes Central Americans, by Catherine Mortensen

By Catherine Mortensen, Patriot Post – When asked why Biden doesn’t come out forcefully and condemn the communist regime in Cuba, Rubio explained it’s because his party raises “millions of dollars a week” from the radical left-wing base that includes a Marxist element… “I’m not saying it’s a majority of the voters in the Democratic Party, but I can tell you it is a large percentage of people who knock on doors and donate and make small-dollar donations who dictate policy.”

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The propriety of a law, in a constitutional light, must always be determined by the nature of the powers upon which it is founded.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

Saint of the Day for July 20: St. Apollinaris

Franciscan Media – According to tradition, Saint Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His preaching of the Good News was so successful that the pagans there beat him and drove him from the city. He returned, however, and was exiled a second time. After preaching in the area surrounding Ravenna, he entered the city again. …

EWTN: Catholic Dissident Leader in Cuba: Under Current Totalitarian Regime, ‘It Is Impossible to Prosper’

By Jonathan Liedl, Ursula Murua, EWTN News – Last week, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in protest. The unprecedented crowds called for food and medicine, which have been hard to come by on the economically crippled island. But they also called for something more profound: freedom and liberty, human needs that have been in short-supply in Cuba during the 62-year rule of a communist regime.

CWN: Bishops Respond Cautiously to Papal Directive on Latin Mass

By Catholic World News – Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading expert on canon law, observed that it would be unrealistic to expect immediate implementation of the motu proprio because it “contains many elements that require study regarding its application.” He also lamented the tone of the papal document, saying that it was “marked by a harshness” toward traditionalists, and voiced his hope that “the faithful will not give way to the discouragement which such harshness necessarily engenders.”

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Is This What the Church Needs Just Now?

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – Why has Pope Francis done this? In the Letter that accompanies the motu proprio, he states: “An opportunity offered by St. John Paul II and, with even greater magnanimity, by Benedict XVI, intended to recover the unity of an ecclesial body with diverse liturgical sensibilities, was exploited to widen the gaps, reinforce the divergences, and encourage disagreements that injure the Church, block her path, and expose her to the peril of division.”

World Economic Forum Head’s Prediction of Microchips ‘in Our Brains’ is Coming True, Thanks to Big Tech, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – A top globalist’s prediction of widespread brain reading technology is rapidly proving true, as Big Tech companies advance implantable microchip and other “transhumanist” projects… In a recently unearthed video, Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), called for microchips to be implanted “in our brains.” Schwab, who leads the WEF’s “Great Reset” program, detailed his microchip prediction in a 2016 …

Birth Control Pilled, by Katherine Dee

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

Louisiana Abortions Dropped 31% During COVID as More Babies Saved From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new study examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on abortion implies that unborn babies’ lives were spared from abortion in Louisiana during the spring shut-downs… WWNO Public Radio in New Orleans reports researchers at the University of California San Francisco found a 31-percent drop in abortions between March and May of 2020 in Louisiana. UC San Francisco is a major pro-abortion research hub.

The American Descent into Madness, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – In the last six months, we have seen absurdities never quite witnessed in modern America. Madness, not politics, defines it… How strange that the U.S. government is considering going door-to-door to bully the unvaccinated, even as it ignores the daily influx of thousands from Mexico and Latin America, without worrying whether they are carrying or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Archbishop Cordileone: Traditional Latin Mass Will Continue in San Francisco, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco told CNA July 16 that “The Mass is a miracle in any form: Christ comes to us in the flesh under the appearance of Bread and Wine. Unity under Christ is what matters. Therefore the Traditional Latin Mass will continue to be available here in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and provided in response to the legitimate needs and desires of the faithful.”

Fascism Goes Public With Promise to Keep You Safe

By Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Returning to social media hours after Psaki’s statement went viral, Glennwald somberly summarized the Left’s defense of the White House plans: The censorship is being done, he warned, to protect the public and to keep us safe because President Biden and the White House really care about us all… “They read Orwell,” he wrote, “as a how-to manual.”

Natural Law As a Basis for Polity, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – It seems I have begun to write again on the natural law, which I mentioned last week in my argument about why America’s “Founding Fathers” were generally more reliable guides to politics and government than their contemporary equivalents, the cultural elites of our own day (see American sources of truth?). I had already written something on this topic ten years ago in a multi-part analysis of the problematic concept of human dignity …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Without Freedom of Thought there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as Public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” —Benjamin Franklin (1722)

I Will Gather the Remnant of My Flock and Appoint Shepherds for Them. ~Jeremiah 23:1–6

Jeremiah 23:1 – Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the LORD. Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who shepherd my people: You have scattered my sheep and driven them away. You have not cared for them, but I will take care to punish your evil deeds.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Things Are Often Not as They Seem – A Lesson from the Life of Moses

By Msgr. Charles Pope – By Msgr. Charles Pope – We are currently reading the story of Moses in daily Mass. The story reminds us that not all things are as they appear, and that God’s ways are not our ways… Moses’ early years are marked with clear signs that he is gifted and chosen. Drawn from the water by Pharaoh’s own daughter, Moses’ very own mother is chosen to be his caretaker and is paid for that privilege by getting to live in Pharaoh’s palace. …

Abp. Vigano: On the Unfolding Passion of the Church

By Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, Church Militant – The Church is not over and will not end. We know that this terrible crisis, in which we are witnessing the obstinate demolition of the little that still survives that is Catholic by those whom the Lord has established as pastors of His flock, marks the sorrowful passion and descent into the tomb of the Mystical Body, which Providence has ordained must imitate its Divine Head in everything.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: An Adulterous Generation Seeks for a Sign

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 12:38-42 – Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the whale, so will the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. …

Saint of the Day for July 19: St. Mary MacKillop

Franciscan Media – If Saint Mary MacKillop were alive today, she would be a household name. It’s not that she sought the limelight. On the contrary, she simply wanted to serve the poor wherever she found them in her native Australia. But along the way, she managed to arouse the ire of some rather powerful churchmen. One even excommunicated her for a time.

French Pasteur Institute Study Shows How Well Ivermectin Can Treat COVID-19 Infection, by Jeanne Smits

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, LifeSiteNews – Ivermectin (IVM) attenuates COVID-19 inflammation and other clinical symptoms in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2, according to a recent study by the French Pasteur Institute… The abstract noted: “Altogether, this study supports the use of immunomodulatory drugs such as IVM, to improve the clinical condition of SARS-CoV-2-infected patients.”

Cardinal Mueller on the New TLM Restrictions

By Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, The Catholic Thing – The pope’s intention with his motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes, is to secure or restore the unity of the Church. The proposed means for this is the total unification of the Roman Rite in the form of the Missal of Paul VI… Therefore, the celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, as introduced by Pope Benedict XVI with Summorum pontificum (2007) on the basis of the Missal that existed from Pius V (1570) to John XXIII (1962), has been drastically restricted. The clear intent is to condemn the Extraordinary Form to extinction in the long run.

Traditionis Custodes: Serpents Over Fish

By Eric Sammons Crisis Magazine – The bomb has been dropped. Today Pope Francis issued his motu proprio Traditionis custodes severely restricting the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass. In effect, it wipes out Pope Benedict’s 14-year-old motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, which was issued in order to help those faithful who “continued to be attached with such love and affection to the earlier liturgical forms which had deeply shaped their culture and spirit.”

BOMBSHELL! Arizona Audit Finds Massive Irregularities, Including More Than 74,000 Mail-In Ballots Counted Than Mailed Out

By Debra Heine, American Greatness – More than 74,000 mail-in ballots were received in Maricopa County, Arizona than appear to have been mailed out, a forensic audit has determined. According to the auditors, 74,243 mail-in ballots were counted with “no clear record of them being sent.”… During the hearing, the auditors revealed that Maricopa County still has not provided many materials needed to complete the audit, including routers, chain of custody documentation, and images of mail in ballots.

CNA: Breaking: Pope Francis Issues Restrictions on Extraordinary Form Masses in New Motu Proprio

By CNA Staff – Pope Francis issued a motu proprio on Friday restricting Masses celebrated in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite… In the motu proprio, issued July 16, the pope made sweeping changes to his predecessor Benedict XVI’s 2007 apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, which acknowledged the right of all priests to say Mass using the Roman Missal of 1962, which is in Latin.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Desire Mercy and Not Sacrifice

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 12:1-8 – At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence …

Saint of the Day for July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Franciscan Media – Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726, it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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

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

War Cries in Cuba, by Carlos Eire

By Carlos Eire, First Things – The military junta that rules Cuba has just received a great shock. For the first time since Fidel Castro created a totalitarian communist dictatorship six decades ago, thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets from one end of the island to the other, chanting “liberty,” “down with the dictatorship,” and “down with communism.” They chant rhythmically and with fervor, much like participants in a religious procession.

Don’t Give Joe Biden the Best Years of Your Life

By Jason Scott Jones, The Stream – Build Back Bidenism: That’s the thought that came to mind when I saw a recent statement from Joe Biden. “The fact is 12 years of education is no longer enough to compete in the 21st Century,” he said. “That’s why my Build Back Better Agenda will guarantee four additional years of public education for every person in America – two years of pre-school and two years of free community college.”

What Draws Parishioners to the Traditional Latin Mass? by Judy Roberts

By Judy Roberts, EWTN News – As someone who has attended the Traditional Latin Mass most of his life, 22-year-old Robert Keller knows well the stereotypes that paint him and his fellow devotees as rigid and stuck in the past… Tensions over such perceptions have been stirred amid reports that the Vatican may be moving to restrict the Traditional Latin Mass after the 2007 motu proprio Summorum Pontificum allowed it to be more widely celebrated.

Communion is a Gift, Not a Right. Pro-Abortion Democrats Like Joe Biden Should Act Like It, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – How can a person profess to be a devout Catholic and then repeatedly and openly defy their faith and prevent others from living it?.. It’s a question many are contemplating about President Joe Biden and other pro-abortion political leaders who profess to be devout Catholics.

Critical Point for Cuba, by Paul Murano  

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – NBC reporter: “Citizens [are] calling for the end of the decades-old communist dictatorship; protesting the island’s dire economic conditions, food shortages and the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations.”… The government has suspended all social media within Cuba and has shut off the island nation to the outside world. It’s moments like these America can make a big difference.

American Resistance, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – In Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, the president is declared to have the “executive power” in the nation. One of the three branches of government, the executive branch is made up of the president, vice president and the cabinet. It bears responsibility for enforcing the laws of the land… The Constitution also stipulates in the first section of the 14th Amendment, “Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law.”

Jesus in the Ordinary, by Robert L. Judge

By Robert L. Judge,  Catholic East Texas – Now that we are out of the whirlwind of Advent, Christmas, (Mardi-Gras) Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, we find ourselves in Ordinary Time, which on the surface seems so, well, ordinary. But maybe there is more to the ordinary than simply a chance to catch our breath, but rather a chance to ponder in our heart all the wonders that are hidden in the ordinary.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” —Alexander Hamilton (1794)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Take My Yoke upon You and Learn from Me

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: Matthew 11:28-30 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you […]

Saint of the Day for July 15: St. Bonaventure

Franciscan Media – Perhaps not a household name for most people, Saint Bonaventure, nevertheless, played an important role in both the medieval Church and the history of the Franciscan Order. A senior faculty member at the University of Paris, Saint Bonaventure certainly captured the hearts of his students through his academic skills and insights.

Poll: Americans Want More Police as Crime Skyrockets, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – As crime escalates in some of America’s largest Democrat-run cities, politicians in the same party continue to press for defunding of law enforcement across the country. But according to recent nationwide poll, three-fourths of Americans would like to see additional police officers on the streets… The latest USA Today/Ipsos poll revealed that President Joe Biden and Democrats are not pushing popular policy when it comes to Americans’ safety and well-being.

What’s the Mission of the Post-Pandemic Parish? by Joseph B. Quinn

By Joseph B. Quinn, Catholic Exchange – If post-COVID Mass attendance leaves you with doubts, discomfort, and unanswered questions, then take heart and lean into the unknown ahead for your parish. This is an ideal time to pivot and do some things differently. But what could that look like?.. Over the past two years, a team of colleagues and I have worked in parishes around the country.

The Road to Corruption Is Paved With Gifts, by Michele McAloon

By Michele McAloon, Crisis Magazine – Today, London real estate deals, rather than dumplings, are the latest manifestation of greed and corruption in the body of Christ. Now more than ever, a core code of ethics concerning money, material goods, and gifts needs to be instituted and consistently practiced, beginning in seminary and reinforced throughout professional ecclesiastical careers of both the lay and ordained.

Cuban Protesters Take to the Streets for Their Freedom, Under Patronage of Our Lady of Charity

By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News – Throughout their country’s history, the people of Cuba have called upon Our Lady of Charity’s intercession to bring calm amid life’s stormy seas… Now… the Cuban people are turning to “La Virgen de la Caridad” once more, as they take to the streets by the thousands to call not only for immediate relief from an economic and medical crisis, but also sweeping governmental reform.

Babies Will be Saved From Abortion as Huge Abortion Biz Closes Four Clinics, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The abortion industry in Australia is struggling to stay in business as mothers and doctors reject the notion that killing unborn babies in abortions is somehow health care… In June, Marie Stopes Australia announced that four of its abortion facilities will close at the end of July as a result of rising costs and an inability to find doctors and nurses willing to do abortions ..

DNC Planning to ‘Fact-Check’ COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Misinformation’ in Private Text Messages, by Ashley Sadlerm

By Ashley Sadlerm LifeSiteNews – It is unclear how the DNC and ‘fact-checkers’ intend to increase vaccine confidence by surveilling and censoring private communications, and how exactly they plan to ‘work with SMS carriers.’… The Biden administration has had enough with conservative opposition to its vaccination campaign, according to Politico.

The War to Destroy the Eucharist, by Jerome German

By Jerome German, Crisis Magazine – We walk among saints and monsters. Such are the days with which we are blessed. It is the ultimate naïveté or denial to live in our era and to be oblivious of the fact that we are walking through a battlefield. Such oblivion pleases the powers of darkness a great deal. When the unarmed wander onto the battlefield, they need not be resisted; they will fall in due time. 

‘I’m From the Government, and I’m Here to Vaccinate’, by Tony Perkins

Rep. Thomas Massie says he’s been contacted by members of the military who vow to quit if the COVID shots are forced on them… Most people were shocked when the president wanted to go door-to-door with his vaccine campaign — but that’s only the half of it. According to a Pentagon spokesman, the White House is also planning to go barracks to barracks — requiring the men and women of our voluntary military to involuntarily surrender their freedom and take an unproven shot some of them don’t want.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post:  “If it be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free government.” —Alexander Hamilton (1794)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Heavenly Things Revealed to Infants

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 11:25-27 – At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. ..

Saint of the Day for July 14: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha (1656 – April 17, 1680)

By Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Franciscan Media – The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and John de Brébeuf were tomahawked by Iroquois warriors, a baby girl was born near the place of their martyrdom, Auriesville, New York.

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

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

Msgr. Charles Pope: How the Liturgy is Healing Medicine for Strident Times

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the most concise and cogent descriptions of these often strident times came from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in 1986. It is contained in, of all places, his treatise on the theology of sacred music in a book called The Feast of Faith (Ignatius Press, 1986). His comments have been republished in a larger compendium of his works, Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy …

Bishops Tell Catholics to Demand Democrats Stop Forcing Americans to Fund Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic bishops across the U.S. are urging Americans to send “a strong, clear message” to Congress that tax dollars should not be spent to kill unborn babies in abortions… Catholic News Service reports Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, and others are speaking out after President Joe Biden released a 2022 budget plan that eliminates the long-standing Hyde Amendment.

Fulton Sheen and the Persistent Specter of Communism, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, EWTN News – In the turbulence and confusion that is going on in America these days, one idea seems to be gaining ascendency — communism. Should we exchange “We the people,” as written in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, for “we the masses”? Should we trade democracy for a totalitarian state? Should we extinguish God in favor of self-worship?

Author’s Prediction: Left ‘Overdoing’ It to Its Own Demise, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – An author and investigative journalist is convinced that the Left – fueled by entitlement and a devastating vision for America – is on a path of self-destruction… During his keynote speech Sunday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, former President Donald Trump said generations of American patriots have passed down a glorious inheritance – “and we are not going to let it be taken away … by a small group of radical left Marxist maniacs.”

American Sources of Truth? by Dr. Jeff Mirus 

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Bob Marshall’s latest article exposing the fallacies (and, yes, the malignant values) which underlie the Equality Act can also make the reader wonder why the American Bill of Rights ought to be considered a better guide to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (see Equality Act: Gnostic destruction of the First Amendment).

FBI Tells Americans to Report Family, Peers Exhibiting ‘Suspicious Behaviors’, by Ashley Sadler

By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – The FBI posted a tweet Sunday directing Americans to resources to learn how to identify “extremism” in family members and peers and to report their loved ones to the FBI… The federal agency’s message tells Americans they are “best positioned” to identify “signs of mobilization to violence” in family members and peers and can help “prevent homegrown violent extremism.”

July, Month of the Most Precious Hemoglobin, by Stacy Trasancos

By Stacy Trasancos, Catholic Answers – I often profess that science should deepen our faith. During the month of July, the month of the Most Precious Blood, it’s good to consider what we know about blood from modern biochemistry and how it intersects with the history of the Catholic Church.

On July 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima Showed a Vision of Hell and Taught Us How to Avoid It, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – A hundred years ago, during the Fatima apparition on July 13, 1917, there was mention of the Rosary, a vision of hell, direction to help sinners, talk of consecration to the Immaculate Heart and consecration of Russia… Our Lady began by reminding the children: “I want you to come back here on the thirteenth of next month. Continue to say the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, to obtain the peace of the world and the end of the war, because only she can obtain it.”

LifeSiteNews: Five Reasons Not to Fear Coronavirus Variants

By LifeSiteNews – From Pfizer’s former VP calling them ‘irrelevant propaganda’ to evidence that natural immunity slaughters a host of COVID-19 variants, there’s good reason to ignore the media’s fear-mongering… It was predictable that soon after the mass COVID-19 vaccine campaign rolled out, if the shots began failing, the media would turn into scapegoats people who didn’t rush into line-ups for the fast-tracked, experimental pharmaceutical injections.

Texas AG Paxton: ‘There Is Real Voter Fraud…We Have Over 500 Cases Waiting to Go to Trial,’ the Most Ever, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Despite Democrats’ claims that voter fraud isn’t a concern, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that the over 500 voter fraud cases pending in his state is evidence that voter fraud is, indeed, a serious problem… In order to counter the false narrative promoted by Democrats through the media, Republicans need to “keep talking about the truth, which is there is real voter fraud”…

Democrats Cast First Vote to Scrap Hyde Amendment, Force Americans to Fund Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Congressional Democrats took the first step to force Americans to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions Monday when a House subcommittee passed a spending bill without the Hyde Amendment… pro-life Republican lawmakers promised that they will fight to stop it… “Unless this long-standing compromise protecting human life is restored, this bill should not move forward,”…

Calif. Lawmakers Don’t Trust Parents, by Charlie Butts, Bob Kellogg

By Charlie Butts, Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – AB 1184 is sponsored by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. If enacted, the bill would require insurance companies to hide “sensitive” information regarding children’s abortions, gender transitioning, and other sex-related treatments from the policyholders.

WATCH! Parent Educates School Board on CRT

Patriot Post, July 12, 2021 – Parent Educates School Board on CRT – He explains how CRT teaches kids to hate each other. ….

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” —Thomas Jefferson (1820)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Will You Be Exalted to Heaven?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 11:20-24 – Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Saint of the Day for July 13: St. Henry

Franciscan Media – As German king and Holy Roman Emperor, Henry was a practical man of affairs. He was energetic in consolidating his rule. He crushed rebellions and feuds. On all sides he had to deal with drawn-out disputes so as to protect his frontiers. This involved him in a number of battles, especially in the south in Italy; he also helped Pope Benedict VIII quell disturbances in Rome. Always his ultimate purpose was to establish a stable peace in Europe.

Cuba Erupts With Historic Anti-Communist Protests, Trump and Biden Respond, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Cuba erupted with rare anti-government protests yesterday, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets throughout the island and calling for an end to the communist regime… Demonstrators, some waiving the American flag, could be heard shouting “Down with the dictatorship,” “We are not afraid,” and “Freedom” as they marched through Havana on Sunday, demanding dictator Miguel Díaz-Canel step down.

Fauci Pushes For Local Vaccine Mandates, Calls Out ‘Red States’ And ‘The South’, by Spencer Lindquist

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – In a recent interview with Jake Tapper of CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed for more Covid-19 vaccine mandates on the local level while calling out “red states” and “the South.”… The chief medical advisor to the president also asked, “Why are we having red states and places in the South, that are very highly ideological in one way, not wanting to get vaccinations?”

COVID Vaccination: My Body, My Choice? by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – Is it not fascinating, if not revolting, that liberals will proclaim these mantras when it comes to abortion, which most acutely affects the other body in the situation—the unborn one—which has no choice at all, but they will not apply the mantras to forcible vaccination, which actually involves only the body that has the choice?… If Joe Biden and friends come knocking at your door, tell them firmly: “My body, my choice.” This is my body, Joe. Keep your hands off.

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas: The Original Vision and Attraction of Saint Benedict

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, Catholic World Report – He is credited with being the founder of Western monasticism, a movement which was responsible for the preservation of the best of Roman culture and which thus formed the backbone of Europe. It is highly ironic that the man who fled a city would found a movement that created hundreds of cities. As in many circumstances, a movement can outstrip the founder – both for good and for ill.

Report: Communists Beat Dissident Cuban Priest, Drag Him Through Streets, by Amy Furr

By Amy Furr, Breitbart – A Cuban priest reportedly remains in police custody as of Monday after police beat him, dragged him through the street, and stripped him in his native Camagüey for supporting peaceful protests… In a Facebook post on Sunday, the Global Liberty Alliance (GLA) cited a source within the Catholic Church in Cuba who said Father Castor José Álvarez Devesa was still missing…

Msgr. Charles Pope: Critical Race Theory Won’t Help America — Only Selfless Love of Country Can Do That

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN News – For most of us, this past Fourth of July was a day to celebrate the founding principles of our nation and to reflect on the liberty that was given us by God, and secured by the blood and sacrifices of so many… But, for an increasing number of people, July 4 was just another opportunity to discredit our nation.

Withdrawing From the World to Save It, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – (Saint Benedict)fled to the desert and became a monk. Rome fell only four years later. The pursuit of happiness through pleasure proved to be futile. In order for our country to avoid the same fate, it must recover and establish principles that encourage holiness and virtue over pleasure and power. The antidote lies in becoming so in tune with the movements of God and so entrenched in Jesus’ words that we instinctively know how to be in the world but not be consumed by it.

Americans Have Good Reason Not to Trust the Media, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – John Nolte wrote, “When asked, ‘how serious is the “fake news” problem in the media?’ a WHOPPING 83 percent said very (55 percent) or somewhat (28 percent) serious. Only 14 percent said not very (9 percent) or not at all (5 percent) serious.”… the concern about “fake news” was bipartisan (92 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of Democrats agreed that fake news is either a very serious or somewhat serious problem)…

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

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

Why Bill Gates’s Lecture to Billionaires on Climate Change Was So Hypocritical

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – The annual Sun Valley conference among finance, tech, entertainment, and media kingpins, dubbed summer camp for billionaires, included an address by Bill Gates about climate change… But critics pointed out the hypocrisy of such concerns, given that so many flew into the resort in private planes. The congestion concerns were so bad that the FAA had to put a temporary ban on planes taking off …

Trump: ‘All We Talk About Is Race…We Don’t Talk About Our Country Being Great Anymore’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Speaking at the CPAC Conference in Dallas on Sunday, former Pres. Donald Trump slammed (Biden)… “When we regain control of Congress, we will immediately regain control of our border. We will hold China accountable for the damage and suffering they have caused and make them pay trillions of dollars in reparations, to us and to the world. We will break up the big tech monopolies and bring back free speech…we will take back our elections.”

Founder’s Quote

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” —Thomas Paine (1777)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: I Have Not Come to Bring Peace, but a Sword

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 10:34 – 11:1 – “Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s foes will be those of his own household.

Saints of the Day for July 12: Sts. John Jones and John Wall

Franciscan Media – These two friars were martyred in England in the 16th and 17th centuries for refusing to deny their faith… John Jones was Welsh. He was ordained a diocesan priest and was twice imprisoned for administering the sacraments before leaving England in 1590. …

New Evidence Indicates Enough Illegal Votes In Georgia To Tip 2020 Results, by Margot Cleveland

By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – Under the cover of COVID-19, Georgia, like many other states, flooded residents with absentee ballot applications. Also like sister states, Georgia ignored various legislative mandates designed to prevent fraud and to ensure the integrity of the vote. These facts, coupled with the closeness of the presidential contest in Georgia and other states, led to a flurry of accusations and litigation charging vote fraud, illegal voting, and violations of the Elector’s Clause of the constitution.

All Systems Go, Part Two, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen,  The Catholic Thing – In a previous article, I suggested that if you really wanted to see a vast and intricate systemic evil, working out in the open on all fronts, with every single important social institution going along, you need look no farther than at the system of family destruction, subheading inguinal. I ended by asking what the churches have been doing to fight the system.

Fr. Thomas F. Dailey: The Abiding Heart of Jesus & the Endurance of His Love

By Fr. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S, Catholic Exchange – After the tearful detour to Bethany, Jesus enters the holy city of Jerusalem. Joyous acclamations accompany Him, but He knows that the hour of His suffering and death is drawing near. Before that hour arrives, and away from the misguided crowds, He takes the opportunity to provide His apostles with a few final lessons, the thrust of which He will enact in the coming week.

Scientist Jerome Lejeune, Who Discovered Down Syndrome: “A New Human Being” Starts at Conception, by Sarah Terzo

By Sarah Terzo, LifeNews – “… Each of us has a unique beginning, the moment of conception… As soon as the 23 chromosomes carried by the sperm encounter the 23 chromosomes carried by the ovum, the whole information necessary and sufficient to spell out all the characteristics of the new being is gathered… A new human being is defined which has never occurred before and will never occur again… “

Msgr. Charles Pope: Five Fundamental Freedoms for the Christian Evangelizer

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the biggest reasons why most Christians have difficulty evangelizing effectively is that most lack the requisite freedom and simplicity of life to carry forth the task consistently and coherently. In Sunday’s Gospel, the Lord offers some counsel on what is required for effective evangelization… As we read a Gospel like this, it is tempting to think that it speaks only of specialists such as missionaries, religious, priests, or deacons, but doing so ignores the fact that everyone is called to evangelize: clergy to people, parents to children, elders to youngsters, siblings to siblings, friends to friends, neighbors to neighbors.

Biden’s HHS Ready to Cast Off HIPAA Rules? by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Americans, though, have privacy concerns, and are asking if their vaccine status is the government’s business. HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra says it is… “The federal government has had to spend trillions of dollars to try to keep Americans alive during this pandemic. So, it is absolutely the government’s business; it is taxpayers’ business”

Saint of the Day for July 10: St. Veronica Giuliani

Franciscan Media – Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata… Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. Veronica was entrusted to the wound below Christ’s heart.

Canceling Faithful Priests, by Barbara J. Farrah

By Barbara J. Farrah, Crisis Magazine – By 2020, Pope Francis was accusing priests focused on the sacraments as being “rigid” and accusing them of “clericalism,” while declaring that the “hour of the laity” has arrived. He decried “a new clericalism, which may even at times be ably veiled behind appeals for deeper spirituality or for more orthodox theological positions.” He called for priests to empower the laity for “greater access to positions in the Church.”.. Thus, we have arrived at the current crisis in the Church, as bishops across the country have “canceled” those priests who continue to focus on the Church’s true mission …

EXCLUSIVE: Fr. Altman Reacts to Bishop Suspending His Priestly Faculties, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry, Westen, LifeSiteNews – Father Altman highlights with clarity and truth “the evil” of taking away his priestly faculties to offer Mass, and administer the sacraments. He says that “it’s diabolical [that] I can’t celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass publicly,” and that Bishop Callahan is denying the faithful food for their souls… Reiterating his motivation for speaking in defense of the faithful ever since his viral video “You Cannot Be A Catholic and A Democrat” …

Canada’s Trudeau Fans the Flame of Blame

Editorial, EWTN News – The recent findings of unmarked graves located beside government-owned residential schools for Indigenous children that once operated in Canada has erupted into an international controversy, unjustly centered on the Catholic Church’s involvement with these schools… Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swiftly joined with Native leaders in demanding that Pope Francis apologize for the Church’s role in operating the majority of these residential schools during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

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

President Trump Blasts Big Tech Censorship: I’m Suing to “Restore Free Speech for Every American”, by Kayla Sargent

By Kayla Sargent, LifeNews – President Donald Trump .. put Big Tech on blast in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal. He described the internet as “the new public square.” And the former president called out Big Tech companies for being “increasingly brazen and shameless in censoring and discriminating against ideas, information and people on social media—banning users, deplatforming organizations, and aggressively blocking the free flow of information on which our democracy depends.”

Bishops Tank Pro-Life Efforts, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – Fort Worth bishop Michael Olson has sided with the hospitals, opposing patients’ right to live. Olson told legislators people should not cling to life because it shows a lack of hope in the hereafter, and, also, doctors should be trusted to know what’s best. Olson explains, “It’s not unlike a patient who comes in and demands hormonal treatment at the age of 13 or 14 because of transgender therapy and the physician says to the patient or parent, ‘I don’t think this is right. I think it is morally unethical.'”

EXCLUSIVE – Abp. Viganò rebukes pro-LGBT Cardinals Cupich, Gregory, Tobin: They’re ‘unworthy to celebrate’ Mass

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Former U.S. nuncio Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò condemns Pope Francis’s recent endorsement of homosexuality-promoting priest Father James Martin.
“It is a suicidal gesture in which the leaders of the Church surrender unconditionally to the antichristic ideology of globalism and hand over the entire flock of Christ as a hostage to the Enemy, abdicating their role as Pastors and showing themselves for who they really are: mercenaries and traitors,” he said.

Targeting Children, by Rodney Pelletier  

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

On Not Being Thrown to the Lions, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – Joining the LGBTQ+ movement in this propaganda campaign have been major corporations, colleges and universities, public schools, Hollywood, the entertainment industry generally, the mainstream media, liberal churches and synagogues, and the Democratic Party. As a result of all this, it’s now relatively fashionable (“cool”) among many young persons to “identify” as something other than strictly heterosexual, and it is almost universally un-cool to disapprove of such deviations.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Sheep in the Midst of Wolves – Wise and Innocent

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 10:16-23 – “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles. ..

Saints of the Day for July 9: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Franciscan Media – Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China’s relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly… The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930.

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Senate Committee Initiates Forensic Investigation into 2020 General Election and 2021 Primary, by Sen. Doug Mastriano

By Penn. Senator Doug Mastriano, at Laura Ingraham – A forensic investigation of our election results and processes for the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary will go a long way to restore trust in our system. Voting is the fundamental right of all citizens. We should continually look for ways to improve the voting process to ensure every voice is heard… Today, as Chair of the Intergovernmental Operations Committee, I issued letters to several counties requesting information and materials needed to conduct a forensic investigation of the 2020 General Election and the 2021 Primary.

As Cardinal Becciu Trial Looms, a Major Question: How Much Did Top Vatican Officials Know? by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN – One major question about the upcoming Vatican trial regarding a London property deal that incurred massive losses for the Holy See is how much and when did top-level Vatican officials know about the transaction — and whether they, too, will be summoned to the trial.

Knock, Knock – It’s Gov’t Overreach

By OneNewsNow Staff, OneNewsNow – “Right now, as I speak to you, millions of Americans are still unvaccinated and unprotected, and because of that, their communities are at risk,” said Biden after the COVID-19 briefing. “Now we need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus.”

Catholic Bishops Fold Under Pressure on Biden’s Abortion Record

By  Stephen Kokx, CNS News, July 8, 2021By  Stephen Kokx, CNS News – Ho-hum! This is nothing more than kicking the can down the road. Even if the document does end up being stronger than the typically mealy-mouthed statements bishops are known for these days, it won’t be anything more than a paper tiger. Joe Biden’s bishop, Washington D.C.’s Wilton Gregory, has already said he won’t refuse him Communion. Others have hinted that they won’t either.

Fauci Funded Research With Body Parts From Viable, Healthy Babies Killed in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Anthony Fauci’s agency is using American tax dollars to fund unethical experiments with body parts from potentially viable, healthy aborted babies.
Fauci, Joe Biden’s chief medical officer, also leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases… The study “Viable bacterial colonization is highly limited in the human intestine in utero” was published in February 2020 in the journal “Nature Medicine.”

The Alarming Fertility Decline Among American Catholic Women, by David Ayers, Ph.D.

By David Ayers, Ph.D., Crisis Magazine – It is no secret that birth rates have been plummeting in developed countries worldwide for the past several decades. Even a BBC headline referred to this global baby crash as “jaw dropping.” The United States is no exception. After rebounding a bit between 1997 and 2007, the birth rate has dropped steadily—4 percent just between 2019 and 2020. …

Democrats Dug Themselves an Election Integrity Hole, Courts May Bury Them In It, by John Solomon

By John Solomon, Just the News – Pres. Biden and key Democrats have waged endless battle against state laws designed to improve the integrity of elections, ones that make voting easier and cheating harder… Polling shows three quarters of Americans support integrity measures like voter ID that Biden called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”… Now the Democrat train has run into a similar harsh reality in the courts of law, where justices and judges alike have concluded integrity measures aren’t unconstitutional …

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

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

Pro-Life Republicans Are ‘Heroes’, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A spokeswoman for a nationwide network of more than 900,000 Americans likens the political parties coming up with a federal budget that protects babies to a tug of war competition… The issue that keeps surfacing is abortion, with Democrats blocking the Republicans moves to add pro-life provisions to the budget.

Who’s Running the Show at 1600? by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – We’re still wondering. And so, clearly, are a lot of other Americans, if a new poll by the Trafalgar Group is any indication. The poll asked one simple question of 1,086 likely voters: Do you believe President Biden is fully executing the duties of his office? The results make clear that certain things can’t be hidden forever by a complicit mainstream media, as 56.5% of likely voters don’t believe Biden is fully in charge ….

Announcing the Pope’s Surgery: Another Vatican PR Blunder, by Phil Lawler 

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – On the basis of such a simple announcement, anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of medicine (or with access to an internet search engine) would have quickly concluded that the Pope’s surgery was not a special cause for concern. But the Vatican, which only gives out information on a parsimonious, need-to-know basis, evidently thought that the news of a papal hospitalization would cause undue concern. So there was no announcement before the fact.

Accepting God’s Will While Feeling Disappointed, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – In the spectrum of emotions, disappointment is listed under the umbrella of sadness, alongside sadness and shame. Prolonged disappointment can transition to feeling dismayed or displeased. These synonyms reveal much to the troubled heart. In religious circles where sunny spirituality is upheld on a golden pedestal, disappointment is hushed, invalidated, ignored. Yet nearly every Christian will experience disappointment to some degree in his or her lifetime.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Freely Have You Received – Freely Give

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 10:7-15 – And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay. Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food. …

Saints of the Day for July 8: Sts. Gregory Grassi and Companions

Franciscan Media – Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany, Russia, and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many Chinese people.

Dulce et Decorum Est, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: “Sweet and fitting it is, to die for one’s country.” A line from the Roman poet, Horace, today the phrase would most likely be recognized – when it’s recognized at all – as the title of a famous poem by Wilfred Owen, one of the great “war poets” of World War I.

Get Angry, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Many people seem to be oblivious to the level of evil encompassing the world today. The 20th century was the single bloodiest in human history — with communism and abortion being the top killers… But only 20 years into the 21st century, it seems like the bloodshed and evil are growing while people are getting more indifferent.

CNA: 2 More US Bishops Emphasize the Need for Eucharistic Document

By CNA Staff – Bishop Mark Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virgina, and Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, said the bishops are responding to an apparent lack of belief in the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist… The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this week.

President Trump Will Sue Facebook and Twitter for People Cancelled by Social Media, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump is expected to announce today that he will file a class action lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter on behalf of Americans like himself who have been cancelled by social media. The lawsuit comes after both social media platforms, and other, banned him from using their services.

How Bishops Restrict and Subvert the Traditional Latin Mass Despite Summorum Pontificum, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – The traditional Catholic world has been buzzing with rumors over the past few weeks about Pope Francis and the Vatican moving to restrict Catholics from access to the Traditional Latin Mass, the increasingly popular form of the Mass which was the only Mass every Roman Catholic knew until the liberalizing reforms of Vatican II in the 1970s.

A Modest Proposal for the Bishops’ Fall Meeting, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, The Catholic Thing – We need an honest discussion of “back to normal.”  Is “back to normal” a return to the pre-March 2020 malaise – maybe 20 percent of Catholics attending Mass, while not knowing what the “Real Presence” means?  Or is “back to normal” a more thoroughgoing probe of a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of the Catholic Church in the United States?

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Gives His Disciples Authority to Heal and Set Free

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 10:1-7 – And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; …

Saints of the Day for July 7: Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions

Franciscan Media – Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us… Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest and served as a missionary in Damascus. This was at a time when anti-Christian riots shook Syria and thousands lost their lives in just a short time.

Fr. Ed Broom: Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good Confession

By Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange – The two most important and sublime gestures that a Catholic can do on earth are the following: to receive with faith, devotion and burning love the Sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist — the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ; then the second is to confess one’s sins to the priest (who represents Jesus, the Healer and Friend) and receive sacramental absolution and forgiveness of sins.

Summorum Pontificum at Fourteen: Its Tragic Flaws, by Peter Kwasniewski

By Peter Kwasniewski, Crisis Magazine – As we come to know more and more about the doctrinal and moral corruption of the Church’s hierarchy today, which rivals Renaissance records, it seems to border on the miraculous that Summorum Pontificum—the motu proprio issued by Pope Benedict XVI liberalizing the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass—was ever issued at all. It was a watershed moment, a gesture of fortitude and favor, and a clear factor in multiplying traditional Masses around the world and weakening the modernists’ hegemony.

Chaining Freedom, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – CM’s Trey Blanton highlights a panel discussion warning against the latest control tactic… “They [China] manufactured the model for dealing with the virus — lockdowns, mask mandates, economic shutdowns. They destroyed global economies and created new powers of social control in every part of the world.”

Facebook: Help Us Help All the Neo-Nazis You Know, by Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl

By Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Dan Gainor of MRC TechWatch tells One News Now that Facebook is working with the Biden administration to root out conservatives… “At the same time the Biden administration is talking about investigating the social media actions of people in the military, and working with social media companies to investigate private speech,” he warns, “they want to criminalize the way you think.”

Do-Over? Biden Offers New Vaccination Strategy After U.S. Misses Goal

By Jack Birle, Just the News – “We are mobilizing what I am calling ‘COVID-19 surge response teams,'” Biden said. “These teams are made up of teams from FEMA … the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and elsewhere across our government. They’re gonna help states that have particular problems, prevent, detect and respond to the spread of the delta variant among unvaccinated people in communities with low vaccination rates.”

Dr. Ben Carson: Critical Race Theory Is ‘Garbage’ Because It Teaches that You’re Defined by Your Race, Not Your Brain, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “The brain is like a super-computer: you program it and it responds accordingly… “It was Vladimir Lenin who said: ‘Give me your children to teach for four years and the seeds that I plant will never be uprooted.’… “They know the importance of getting into the school systems and indoctrinating the young people and that it will have a permanent effect. We are already starting to see the seeds of that…”

Bishop Schneider: ‘We Are Living in a Spiritual Battle Between Truth and Lies’

By Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent, LifeSiteNews – We are living in a spiritual battle between truth and lies. Between the true religion, which is only the Catholic faith, which was revealed by God and given to all men, and the other religions, and in a special way Islam, which is a very strong religion, politically too also. The clergy must be very honest, to say that there are intrinsic dangers in this religion: the element of physical violence, intolerance, discrimination against people considered as non-Muslims, second class citizens.

The Leaders We Need, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – We all knew a kid in school who just had to run everything. Remember the classmate who insisted on picking the games you’d all play at recess, where you’d go after school, even who was “in” or “out” of your group? In high school, that kid had a compulsive need to be the leader of every student organization. You just wanted to say, “Hey! You’re not the boss of me!”

Poll: Younger Generations Need to Rediscover God, Country, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – According to the Fox poll, 69% of voters believe America is the greatest country to live – that is down 14 points from 2015. The decline is led by those under the age of 45, although the percentage declined across all age groups… When asked if America’s best days are ahead of or behind her, Republicans showed the largest decline in optimism about the future – down 35 percent since 2017…

London Scam: Cardinal, Connivers Charged, by Jules Gomes 

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A Vatican judge has ordered a high-ranking Italian cardinal and nine others to stand trial for financial crimes of embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, extortion and abuse of office… The 500-page indictment relates to the Vatican’s purchase of a 200-million-pound ($277 million) property in London’s upmarket Sloane Avenue, which resulted in a loss of 18 million euros in fraud for the Vatican, according to investigators.

Attorney: AZ Sec. of State Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County Election Officials Have Known Since Nov. 3 That Election Servers Were Breached, by Debra Heine

By Debra Heine, American Greatness – Constitutional attorney Matt DePerno claimed on Monday that Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Maricopa County election officials have known since November 3 that there was a security breach into the county’s servers, and hid that information from the public… DePerno, who filed an election lawsuit last November in Michigan on behalf of an Antrim County resident, broke the news …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Never Seen Anything like This

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 9:32-38 – As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him.33 And when the demon had been cast out, the dumb man spoke; and the crowds marveled, saying, “Never was anything like this seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He casts out demons by the prince of demons.”

Saint of the Day for July 6: St. Maria Goretti

Franciscan Media – One of the largest crowds ever assembled for a canonization—250,000—symbolized the reaction of millions touched by the simple story of Maria Goretti. She was the daughter of a poor Italian tenant farmer, had no chance to go to school, never learned to read or write. …

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Eucharistic Life & the Practice of Penance, by Christine M. Wohar

By Christine M. Wohar, Catholic Exchange – Pier Giorgio made it a point to participate in Eucharistic Con­gresses when possible… Pier Giorgio was ten years old when he made his First Holy Communion, on June 19, 1911. In those days, he would have had to wait until he turned twelve; Pope Pius X issued a decree in the summer of 1910, however, that allowed children to receive the Sacrament at “the age of reason” — about seven years old.

The Failure of Catholic Academia, by Stephen Sammut

By Stephen Sammut, PhD, Crisis Magazine – David Berlinski, a mathematician and philosopher, makes the following striking statement: “A defense is needed because none has been forthcoming. The discussion has been ceded to men who regard religious belief with frivolous contempt.”… This statement summarizes the sad state of our current reality. Every person, in every role in society, has a responsibility toward serving the Truth.

‘Firsts’ in the City of Independence, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – Philadelphia is a city of “firsts.” July 4, 1776, marked the first day of the new United States, when the Declaration of Independence was ratified at Independence Hall and where, a year earlier, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. This city was also where, in 1887, the U.S. Constitution was signed.

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

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

WATCH! LESSONS OF COVID: Why Francis Fears Us, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – Michael J. Matt delivers a lecture at The Roman Forum on the lessons learned from COVID, when traditional Catholicism led the charge against the Globalist tyrants who declared religious ceremonies a “non-essential service.”… Looking back over the past 40 years, Michael argues that it’s time stop circling the wagons. We’re on the front lines, so let’s start acting like it.

Msgr. Charles Pope: A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom Can Only Exist Within Limits

By Msgr. Charles Pope – All across the United States on the Fourth of July, we celebrate freedom. In particular, freedom from tyranny, from government that is not representative, from unchecked power, and from unaccountable sovereigns… Yet as Christians, we cannot overlook that there are ways of understanding freedom today that are distorted, exaggerated, and detached from a proper biblical, Christian, or Natural Law context.

Why Saving Comedy Is So Crucial To Saving America, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – People aren’t dumb. They’ve looked around, and they see that telling the wrong joke — or even simply laughing at one — is a quick way to destroy your life… Conan O’Brien did his final late night show last week, after 28 years on air. He’s stepping away at the right time. Whether you liked his comedic style or not, he really was trying to make people laugh.

Liberty, License, Gratitude, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – On the Fourth of July (even “as celebrated” on the 5th, as today), we all ought to be grateful for the freedoms of our American Revolution, imperfect though our history has been. Those freedoms have a certain shape: religion, speech, property, assembly, equality before the law, the right to bear arms – the stuff of the first Constitutional amendments and of older high-school civics classes. They made this country great, and can again.

Are We Truly Worthy of Our Freedoms?

By Louis Debroux, Patriot Post – Our forefathers believed so deeply in the cause of Liberty that they, a rag-tag band of ill-equipped, untrained, out-gunned, out-manned farmers, merchants, blacksmiths, and tradesmen, took on the mightiest military force the world had ever seen…

 Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Take Heart, Your Faith Has Made You Well

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 9:18-26 – While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. …

Saint of the Day for July 5: St. Anthony Zaccaria

Franciscan Media – At the same time that Martin Luther was attacking abuses in the Church, a reformation within the Church was already being attempted. Among the early movers of the Counter-Reformation was Anthony Zaccaria. His mother became a widow at 18, and devoted herself to the spiritual education of her son. …

Rebuilding the City of God: Thomas Gordon Smith, 1948-2021, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Everyone knows that a good man is hard to find, but a good artist is even harder—especially in the Catholic art scene. As a result, what is not hard to find are churches resembling space stations, sentimental plaster saints, and modernist nonrepresentational adornments. Sacred art is in crisis, and on June 22, the world lost one who gave his extraordinary talents in response to this crisis by restoring a classical sensitivity and a traditional Catholic architecture.

A July 4 Message for the Next Generation: What Was ‘America’? by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – Welcome to our time capsule, Forbidden Knowledge. We’re writing this compendium of political, historical, and philosophical wisdom in the vexed year 2020, AD. At least, that’s the calendar still used as we pen these words. We hope, of course, that it still will be when you pick up this book, in some ten or twenty years.

CNS News: Catholic Bishop: Biden is ‘Catholic Who Promotes the Evils of Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, and Transgenderism’

By CNSNews.com Staff – Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., has issued a statement… “Sadly, there are some bishops and cardinals of the Church who not only are willing to give holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians, but who seek to block the USCCB from addressing the question of Eucharistic coherence, which has taken on heightened urgency with the election of Pres. Biden, a Catholic who promotes the evils of abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgenderism”

Pope Calls for an End to ‘Intransigent Defense of Tradition’, by Michael Hayneson (6-29-2021)

By Michael Hayneson Gab, LifeSiteNews – In his homily for the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis has once again launched an attack on so-called “rigid” Catholics, seemingly comparing them to the way St. Paul acted before his conversion, claiming that Paul was freed by God from his “rigid and inflexible” religious zeal.

‘Into the Hands of America’: Pope Pius XII’s Blessing, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – “The Church teaches that a sound democracy is based on the changeless, unchallengeable principles of natural law and revealed truth,” said the Pontiff. “The Church contradicts and condemns various forms of Marxist Socialism and Atheistic Communism as enemies of Christian civilization and world peace. She contradicts and condemns them because it is her right and duty to safeguard men from currents of thought and influences that jeopardize their earthly peace and eternal salvation.”

Into the Furnace, by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – I had no idea what seminary would be like. For some reason I imagined guys praying all the time on campus, sporting a cassock with hands folded. I expected to be surrounded by faithful, orthodox dudes also wanting to answer the call of the Lord to be His priest. I was only partly correct. I was definitely surrounded by dudes, but not all were faithful, and without a doubt there were zero cassocks worn by any of the seminarians.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Day Will Come When They Will Fast

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Saint of the Day for July 3: St. Thomas

Franciscan Media – Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a prayer that will be said till the end of time. ..

This Independence Day, Pray for a Spiritual Revolution, by Jack Graham

By Jack Graham, The Stream – A couple of years ago, I had a speaking engagement in Philadelphia and made a point of slipping downtown to Independence Hall to reflect on the founding of our nation. It’s an amazing experience. I recommend it… As I moved around the historical sites of that city, I saw the Word of God everywhere. It’s etched on buildings and even on the Liberty Bell itself …

Bloody Century, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Communism is a curse and a scourge upon mankind. During the month of July, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and according to CNN, it “has much to celebrate, particularly China’s growth from one of the poorest nations in the world into an economy on the brink of overtaking the United States.”

Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek: Pastoral Incoherence

By Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, The Catholic Thing – The Church in America is in the midst of a controversy over so-called “Eucharistic coherence.”  The debate focuses on the duties of the faithful (especially politicians) in receiving Holy Communion and of the bishops in overseeing that reception.  While the issue is vital, it’s symptomatic of a graver, half-century-old crisis that, like many family dysfunctions, remains deliberately unaddressed: pastoral incoherence.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Pro-Life Bill to Save Babies From Abortion, by Steven Ertelt 

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards today signed a key pro-life bill to help women and save babies from abortion… The Louisiana legislature approved a handful of pro-life bills to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion, including one informing mothers of the life-saving abortion pill reversal protocol… The Abortion Pill Reversal Disclosure Act (House Bill 578), sponsored by state Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Houma …

What St. Junipero Serra Shows About Eucharistic Coherence, By Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – St. Junipero Serra was a man on a mission, in more ways than one. He was obviously driven by a profound faith, and an unquenchable desire to share that faith, to give others the means of achieving salvation. Why did he work so hard? Out of love: love for God, and love for the people he met at all those missions.

Awakening to the Awokening, by Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine – I imagine that most everyone has heard the term “woke,” a term that refers to a supposed state of enlightenment to the issues of our time. In a way, it is a bit of an amorphous term, and I have seen people of all political and religious stripes employ its usage. However, it is largely seen as a leftist term. In essence, if someone is “woke” then they are hip to the Marxist talking points and will seek to act accordingly.

Our Duty as Christian Citizens, by Joan Watson

By Joan Watson, Integrated Catholic Life – For our readers in the United States, this weekend will be full of fireworks and grilling. In the midst of this, let us not forget to pray for our elected officials. There will probably be petitions in the Prayers of the Faithful, and perhaps you will sing a patriotic song at Mass. But this is a good opportunity to really ask ourselves: do I pray for my elected officials, or do I just criticize them?

Once-Great BSA Going Broke After Going ‘Woke’, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – According to the most recent figures, Cub Scout and Boy Scout membership dropped a whopping 43% in 2020, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday… BSA has experienced declining numbers for years, the AP said, but the virus pandemic hurt membership while a federal lawsuit filed by victims of sexual abuse is hurting the organization, too, after BSA sought bankruptcy protection.

Modern-Day Martyr: Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – Today Lai is in a prison cell in Hong Kong, and the Communist dictatorship has once again seized one of his life’s works, shutting down his newspaper. But of all that has changed since he was a young boy, persecution by the communists has remained a constant. If you stand by your faith, in China there’s no way around it. “I have a soul,” he said in early 2019, and so the truth lives in him.

We Need the Freedom that Built America, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – Aquinas explained that freedom is the ability to choose the good. C.S. Lewis wrote that courage is “the form of every virtue at its testing point.” The temptation to prescribe unhindered liberty (being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as it makes you happy and you don’t hurt anyone in the process) is a fallacy because it creates cowards out of human beings. 

Princess Di and the Madness of Crowds, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – It is nearly a quarter-century since Britain’s Princess Diana lived and breathed – the space in which we put one generation… My memory is of a dreadful time: absorbing figurative blows from angry newspaper readers when I failed to join in the spectacle of mourning; then the chaos of a visit to Calcutta (“Kolkata”). This was because Mother Teresa also died, several days later, thus saving me from being eaten.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Desire Mercy – Not Sacrifice

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 9:9-13 – As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as he sat at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Jesus and his disciples. …

Saint of the Day for July 2: St. Oliver Plunkett

Franciscan Media – The name of today’s saint is especially familiar to the Irish and the English—and with good reason. The English martyred Oliver Plunkett for defending the faith in his native Ireland during a period of severe persecution… Born in County Meath in 1629, Oliver studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. ..

Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Law Stopping Ballot Harvesting and Mail-In-Ballot Fraud, by Steven Ertelt 

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – …the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s voting law that cracks down on ballot harvesting and takes aim at mail-in ballot fraud… The nation’s highest court, on a 6-3 vote turned back a challenge to the law from the Democratic National Committee and it ruled that the reforms in Arizona’s law do not violate the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

I’m an Ordinary Woman, by Jennifer Hartline

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

Who Speaks for the Church? by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – It is a surreal document (signed by 60 Catholic Democrats to the U.S. bishops)… In asserting its signers’ unrestricted right to advance abortion as “proud” Catholic Democrats “of the living Catholic tradition,” it quotes none other than Pope John Paul II, who preached the Culture of Life and described abortion as murder, as well as the Second Vatican Council. It boldly lectures the bishops on Catholic teaching and “the real nature of the true Church.”

Fr. John P. Cush: What is Heresy, and How Did St. Irenaeus Fight It? (Nov. 2019)

By Father John P. Cush, EWTN News – In order to understand this, I think it is necessary for us to ask five questions: first, what is a heresy and who is a heretic? Second, what was this particular heresy of Gnosticism? Third, who was St. Irenaeus and what did he do to combat this heresy? Fourth, how is this heresy alive and well in the United States today? And fifth, how can we combat this Gnosticism in our lives and in our world? I hope to explore these themes over my next few articles.

The Most Precious Blood of Jesus: A Feast Added, Withdrawn & Returning, by Peter Kwasniewski

By Peter Kwasniewski, PhD, Remnant Articles – EACH YEAR, AS we turn the corner from the month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus into July, the height of summer in the northern hemisphere, we fittingly start off with the feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus that bathes the rest of the month in its vermilion glow. Like so many feasts in the calendar, this one owes its origin to an act of thanksgiving for a military victory …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Take Heart – Your Sins Are Forgiven

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 9:1-8 – And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, they brought to him a paralytic, lying on his bed; and when Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.”

Saint of the Day for July 1: St. Junipero Serra

Franciscan Media – In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard.

Big Tech Cracks Down on Robert Malone, mRNA Vaccine Pioneer Who Warns About Their Risks, by Greg Piper

By Greg Piper, Just the News – A scientist who credits himself as the inventor of mRNA vaccines, and has warned that they carry risks downplayed in the COVID-19 pandemic, said this week that LinkedIn “shut down” his personal account without explanation… “The historic record of what I have done, stated, figured out (and when) etc. over time is a key part of establishing my credibility and track record as a professional… And that has been erased completely and arbitrarily without warning or explanation.”

Vatican: Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Must Be in Italian, Not Latin, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – The Vatican has moved to ban Latin, the traditional language of the Catholic Church, from the celebration of most Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica… The traditional blog MessainLatino.it broke the news and posted a picture of a note sent by Msgr. Franco Camaldo, who wrote on behalf of the Cardinal Archpriest of the Vatican, Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, O.F.M., who was appointed by Pope Francis earlier this year.

Here’s What the Chinese Defector Has Reportedly Given Us About COVID…But Also on Joe and Hunter Biden, by Matt Vespa

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – RedState’s sources confirmed that the defector is, in fact, Dong, that he was in charge of counterintelligence efforts in China, and that he flew to the United States in mid-February, allegedly to visit his daughter at a university in California. When Dong landed in California he contacted DIA officials and told them about his plans to defect and the information he’d brought with him. Dong then “hid in plain sight” for about two weeks before disappearing into DIA custody.

Our Indefensible, Unsustainable Status Quo, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – The status quo will not be improved simply by denying Joe Biden (or anyone else) access to the Eucharist. But bishops weighing the pastoral costs of taking a clear stance on Eucharistic coherence ought to weigh those costs against the cost of perpetuating the manifest failures of the last several decades – pastoral failures – that have led us to precisely this moment of division and strife.

Msgr. Charles Pope: On the Necessity of Friendship and the Loss of It In Our Times

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the many troublesome aspects of the modern age of which I have written before is the demise of friendship. While the terms “friend” and “friendship” might be bandied about rather easily today, they do not usually mean friendship in its deeper and original sense. Rather, we use the terms to refer to acquaintances rather than friends. True friendship has a depth, history, and stability. It involves some sort of commonality of life and a deeper knowledge of the other.

LifeNews: Democrats Still Won’t Allow Vote on Bill to Stop Infanticide, Protect Babies Born Alive After Abortion

By Marjorie Dannenfelser & Heather Weininger, LifeNews – Our government’s most sacred duty is to safeguard the right to life for all Americans, including the most vulnerable. That’s why pro-life leaders in Congress are demanding a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to ensure that every newborn receives equal care, no matter the circumstances of their birth… It would take only five House Democrats joining the Republicans’ petition to force a vote on this bill. Five Democrats – not to guarantee passage, just to simply have a vote.

Over 30 U.S. Vatican Bishops Implicated n Sex Abuse Suit, by Gene T. Gomulka

By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant – Bombshell allegations are emerging in a lawsuit over alleged sexual misconduct in a Catholic seminary and discrimination against a former student-turned whistleblower… The suit names New York’s Cdl. Timothy Dolan; the archdiocese of New York; the Pontifical North American College (NAC) in Rome; the NAC rector, Illinois priest Fr. Peter Harman; the NAC vice rector, Washington D.C. priest Fr. Adam Park and others.

The Court to the Rescue Again? Not Quite, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – But in both cases the Court went to the rescue by finding a refined fault in the laws that barred discrimination based on “sexual orientation.” Those supposed defects, though, may be readily repaired, which is why Jack Phillips is back in the courts, as the war on him is unrelenting, and it is a near certainty the CSS will be back in the courts again, fighting its battles.  Justice Alito asked then, “What is the point of going around in this circle?”

WATCH! Fr. Jeffrey Kirby: The Critical Race Theory is Unjust (Oct. 2020)

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, Grace Lily Productions, Oct 25, 2020 – Sunday Mass – Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Indian Land SC – October 18, 2020. Homily begins around 2-minute mark.

Question the Cowards, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, American Greatness – “Question Authority,” say the academic generals, but God help you if you dare to question theirs. Then they move all the machinery of the powerful against the weak, and if you are a young man questioning a grown woman—let us say for example that you express doubts about the place of women in the army—she will cast you as the aggressor, and will play the Damsel in Distress Card, calling upon the administration in shining armor to make her feel safe again.

America’s First Freedom, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, Publisher, EWTN News – Above all else, Independence Day is the United States’ celebration of the love of liberty that is at the heart of our national narrative. Every Fourth of July, we recommit ourselves to the hard-fought freedoms that our independence and our founding principles have afforded our citizens… Religious freedom is one of the most cherished of these liberties, and it is anchored in the right of an individual to act upon his or her conscience and deeply held beliefs …

LifeSiteNews: Abp. Viganò Issues ‘Severe Warning’ to Pope Francis in Wake of His Support for Fr. James Martin

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – Today that heroic battle – which we have learned is already weakened by an extensive internal corruption of Bishops and priests – seems to no longer make sense, just as the teaching of Sacred Scripture, the Fathers of the Church, and the Roman Pontiffs no longer seems to make sense. The one who sits in Rome is surrounded by immoral persons who wink at LGBTQ+ movements and hypocritically simulate a welcome and an inclusivity that betrays their choice of field and their sinful tendencies. There is no more courage; there is no more fidelity to Christ ….

Four Things Every Catechist Should Read This Summer, by Elizabeth Slaten

By Elizabeth Slaten, Catholic East Texas – For many catechists and faith formation volunteers, the summertime provides an opportunity to rest from pouring into the spiritual lives of others. Although it’s nice to have a little break, the summer months are not a time to neglect our own spiritual and intellectual formation as catechists.

Is the Fight for Freedom Really Worth It? by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – Whatever I experienced in Vietnam was nothing compared to what the people there endured… For 32 years, I have been regularly going back to Vietnam. I have witnessed the aftermath of Socialism/Marxism first hand. It is NOT the utopia promised by their communist leaders. Vietnam’s economy is better because of trade with America, but there is no true freedom. They are under Marxist dictators!

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Frees Those Who Are Bound Up

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 8:28-34 – And when he came to the other side, to the country of the Gadarenes, two demoniacs met him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way. And behold, they cried out, “What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?” …

Saint of the Day for June 30: First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Franciscan Media – There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the “Apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:20). Paul had not yet visited them at the time he wrote his great letter in 57-58 A.D.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: How to Conquer the World

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – The Church as the Mystical Body of Christ has inestimable value as His spotless Bride. But hierarchical structures—to the extent they reflect the flaws of our fallen nature—do not. So Jesus inspires us to constant conversion and renewal as we share in His generous Spirit of love for the transformation of the world.

Pull Back the Cover-Up: COVID Was Bioweapon, Expert Argues, by J.M. Phelps

By J.M. Phelps, OneNewsNow – A U.S. military veteran is blaming the Chinese Communist Party’s biological warfare program for originating the COVID-19 virus… As the Biden administration continues to show little interest in investigating allegations of a lab leak in Wuhan, China, One News Now questioned Lawrence Sellin about the origin of the coronavirus.

Joe Biden’s Catholic Church Will Not Deny Him Communion Despite His Radical Pro-Abortion Record

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Leaders of the Catholic parish that President Joe Biden attends in Washington, D.C. said Tuesday that they will not deny him Communion despite his radical pro-abortion actions… “Holy Trinity Catholic Church will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting themselves to receive it,” the church responded in a statement… The priests said they agree with Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., that politicians like Biden should not be denied the Eucharist.

A Little Clarity on Some Big Questions, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – The Pew Research Center, a reliable source on American attitudes about religion, found in 2019 that 43 percent of American Catholics were “unaware” of Church teaching about Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist. Twenty-two percent said they knew, but didn’t believe it. Only 28 percent both knew and believed the teaching. And this, as we’re often hearing these days, about what Vatican II called the “source and summit” of Christian life.

When Jesus Asks for Silence, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – But on to the second minor detail that intrigues me, which occurs almost at the end of Sunday’s Gospel reading. After raising the daughter of Jairus from the dead, Jesus “strictly charged them that no one should know this.” Now how could the people of that household possibly carry out the Lord’s orders? Many people saw the girl dead; they laughed at Jesus when He said she was only sleeping

Proposed Tax Credit Reflects Value of Life, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Michigan leaders are considering a proposal that recognizes the value of babies in or out of the womb… Babies, once they are born, are a tax deduction at both the federal and state level – but Chris Gast of Right to Life of Michigan tells One News Now that lawmakers in his state are working on a bill that would further assist women financially.

CNA: Miami Catholics Unite in Prayer as Search Continues for Survivors of Condo Building Collapse

Catholic News Agency – As more deaths were confirmed over the weekend from a building collapse in South Florida, the local Catholic community is praying and trying to maintain hope amid the search for survivors… On Sunday, 109 parishes in the Archdiocese of Miami were “all praying for everyone: the victims, the families, the responders, the rescuers,” Mary Ross Agosta of the Miami Archdiocese told CNA on Monday.

Be Safe: Don’t Visit Your Dying Parent. Don’t Leave Your House. Don’t Get Married. Don’t Have Children. Don’t … by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Patriot Post – As many observers have noted, staying safe has become a religion. “Safetyism,” as it is sometimes called, like all religions, places what it values — in this case, being safe — above other values. Safetyism explains the willingness of Americans to give up their most cherished values — including liberty — in the name of safety for the last year and a half.

CEOs for Communism? by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, Patriot Post – “We’re a brand of China and for China.”… If 50 years from now the whole world is taking its marching orders from communist China, one reason will be that love for America withered among our elites… Last week, John Donahoe, the CEO of Nike, held a conference call to discuss his company’s quarterly earnings. When asked about conditions in communist China and growing tensions with the West, Donahoe made it clear where his loyalties lie…

Catholic Colleges Should Not Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines, by Gillian Richards

By Gillian Richards, The Stream – My alma mater, The Catholic University of America, is the only university in the District of Columbia not to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on students and faculty. By contrast, many Catholic colleges are requiring that students and faculty be vaccinated before returning this fall. Creighton, Notre Dame, and St. John’s University are among them.

Biden Nominee Tracy Stone-Manning Backs Population Control, Called Unborn Babies an “Environmental Hazard”, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews – Joe Biden has nominated Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management… Manning, a radical environmentalist, has been a proponent of population control policies that mirror those of the Communist China’s one and two-child limits and advocated for them in a 1992 graduate thesis prepared while attending the University of Montana.

The Political Path for Conservative Catholics, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – The Massive Secular State (MSS) looms like a forbidding shadow over the future of the Catholic Church. This form of government is aggressively secular, and aggressively growing. It is also anti-Catholic—designed, whether explicitly or implicitly, to work against the desires of the Church. And although the Church has long battled various governments, the MSS is a uniquely modern threat.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Why Are You Afraid, O Men of Little Faith?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 8:23-27 – And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save, Lord; we are perishing.”

Saint of the Day for June 29: Saints Peter and Paul

Franciscan Media – Saints Peter and Paul’s Story – Peter (d. 64?) Saint Mark ends the first half of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt, misunderstanding, and the opposition of many to Jesus. Now Peter makes his great confession of faith: “You are the Messiah” (Mark 8:29b). It was one of the many glorious moments in Peter’s life, beginning with the day he was called from his nets along the Sea of Galilee to become a fisher of men for Jesus.

The Angelic Doctor, by Paul Brock 

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – About a year before his death, Thomas was seen levitating in prayer with tears in his eyes in front of a crucifix. Our Lord said to Thomas, “You have written well of me, Thomas. What reward would you have for your labor?” His response: “Nothing but You, Lord.”… St. Thomas died in the year 1274 — just before his 50th birthday. He received last rites and his final words were…

Msgr. Charles Pope: On The Passing of All things as Seen on T.V.

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The Video below is a commercial that must have taken weeks to film. And whatever the intent of the commercial… there is something of an admonition in both the video and the music that life and the things of life slip away… While the music of the video set forth the theme: Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow, Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here …

On Eve of LGBT Catholic Conference, Pope Francis Praised Fr. James Martin, SJ’s Pro-LGBT Ministry, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – ‘All you need to know about the state of the Church today under the Jesuit Regime is that Martin’s fellow Jesuit Francis sent him one of his longest handwritten letters ever congratulating him for this celebration of all that is evil and perverted in the world today, under the guise of “love” and under the most sacred name of the Lord Jesus Christ himself.’

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Journey of Jairus – A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Today’s Gospel today focuses on a man named Jairus and a journey he makes from despair to deliverance, with the help of Jesus. Of course, Jairus is not merely a synagogue official who lived two thousand years ago; you are Jairus and his journey is your journey. We also meet a woman whom the Lord points out as an exemplar of faith. If you are ready to accept it, she can be you.

3 Reasons to Make Sure You Have An Image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, by Theresa C. Barber

By Theresa Civantos Barber, Aleteia – What is it about Our Lady of Perpetual Help that is so arresting? I think the universal appeal of this image centers on our Christian identity as children of Mary… A mother always, always tries to help her children, if there is any way that she possibly can. When we truly think of Mary as our mother, we turn to her for help very often.

Dems Punish Police, Watch Crime Skyrocket, Blame You, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – President Joe Biden is blaming you gun owners for a crime wave in America’s biggest Democrat-run cities, and promising to punish you for it, but a gun-rights advocate says Democrats caused record-breaking guns sales after causing a crime wave.

The Cruel Progressive Creed Undoing Civilization, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – The new progressivism is not the old Democratic Party, or even 1960s’ liberalism. It is a cruel creed, a faith-based ideology that allows no apostasies. Progressivism envisions humanity as a marbleized abstraction, not incarnate humans. If need be, it will alter language, change names, cancel people, erase events, and destroy elements of existing civilization. It stereotypes both adherents and opponents as either useful or disposable. And the carnage it wreaks on the masses is always acceptable damage for these terrifying visions of the anointed.

Catholic Politicians, Abortion, and the Eucharist, by Daniel Lipinski

By Daniel Lipinski,  First Things – On June 17, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist. The next day, a group of sixty Catholic Democratic members of the House of Representatives responded to this decision with a “Statement of Principles.” In this statement, they argued against the “denial of the Holy Eucharist to certain elected officials” who support “legal access to abortion.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Teacher, I Will Follow You Wherever You Go

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 8:18-22 – Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side. And a scribe came up and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” …

Saint of the Day for June 28: St. Irenaeus

Franciscan Media – The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century. He was a student, well trained no doubt, with great patience in investigating, tremendously protective of apostolic teaching, but prompted more by a desire to win over his opponents than to prove them in error.

COVID-19 as a Chinese Bioweapon, by Joseph D’Hippolito

By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream – Chen Ping, a senior research fellow at Fudan University’s Center for New Political Economy, called COVID-19 a bioweapon… “In 2020, China won the trade war, science and technology war, and especially the biological war,” Chen said in January. “The achievement is unprecedented. This is an epoch-making historical record. So for the liberal, America-worshiping cult within China, their worship of the U.S. is actually unfounded. …”

Sin Makes You Stupid, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Communists understand that they must make a society immoral in order for it to prepare it for a transition to their demonic system… We are seeing this right now in the United States. Cultural Marxists have worked tirelessly to normalize abortion, sodomy and the destruction of the family. When people are deep in mortal sin, they have great difficulty comprehending truth.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: Cultural or Intentional?

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – Catholicism requires a culture. Or rather, it forms a culture for its own continuation. The Catholic faith is not a hobby that we can relegate to one area of our lives. It is a way of life – indeed, the Way, as the ancient Church called it. (Acts 9:2) It should shape every aspect of the believer’s life: thoughts, words, actions, and relationships. It is lived by heart, mind, soul, and body. It takes up our time with its seasons and feasts. It fills up our space with its art and architecture.

LifeSiteNews: ‘Evil Is Real’: US Bishop Urges Catholics to Pray St. Michael’s Prayer

By LifeSiteNews Staff – Bishop Joseph Strickland calls on Catholics to pray now more than ever to combat the dark spiritual forces in the world. In this episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, His Excellency also encourages the faithful to live as children of God, in simplicity, innocence, and holiness.

MUST WATCH! Priest: Using Abortion-Tainted COVID Vaccine is Moral Complicity in Organ Harvesting, by Emily Mangiaracina

By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – Fr. Dominic Clovis, IVE, in a homily at St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish in Toronto, drove home the point of the moral gravity of accepting and using such “vaccines” by pointing out that in the Nuremberg trials, doctors and scientists refused to use information obtained from the cruel human experimentation of the Nazis, because they saw it as amounting to approval of the atrocities, and thought it would lead others to copy them.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Say the Word and My Servant Will Be Healed

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 8:5-17 – As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion answered him, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. ….

Saint of the Day for June 26: Blessed Raymond Lull

Franciscan Media – Raymond worked all his life to promote the missions and died a missionary to North Africa… Raymond was born at Palma on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea. He earned a position in the king’s court there. One day a sermon inspired him to dedicate his life to working for the conversion of the Muslims in North Africa. …

(Catholic) Democrat Louisiana Gov. Vetoes Bipartisan Transgender Sports Bill, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews -Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) rejected bipartisan legislation on Tuesday that would ban gender-confused males from competing against women and girls… Gov. Edwards suggested that the bill, which protects female athletes from having to play against naturally stronger male competitors, was “discrimination” and called it “a solution in search of a problem,” the Associated Press reported. Edwards, a self-professed Catholic known for laxity on pro-family issues, vowed in April to reject the measure.

Divisive Bishops on the ‘Sacrament’ of Unity, by Gene Thomas Gomulka

By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant – Pro-LGBT prelates like Blase Cupich, Wilton Gregory, Robert McElroy and others who support giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion officials like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi reinforce the San Francisco Bay Times’ belief that “LGBT rights and abortion rights are inseparable.” However, in contrast to these ordinaries, the majority of practicing Catholics support the enforcement of canon 915 by having phony Catholic Democrats called out for “public apostasy, sacrilege and scandal.”

EWTN: Who’s Really Weaponizing the Eucharist?

EWTN News, The Editors – In the wake of the decision by the U.S. bishops to include a treatment of Eucharistic consistency in a new bishops’ statement about the Eucharist, pro-abortion Catholic politicians and their supporters in the media rushed to collectively accuse the U.S. bishops of “weaponizing” the Eucharist… But it’s not the bishops who are politicizing this matter. It’s the pro-abortion Catholic politicians themselves …

Catholic College Vaccine Mandates: Cura Personalis or Needless Oppression? by Edward A. Morse

By Edward A. Morse, Crisis Magazine – COVID-19 vaccine mandates are being imposed on college students across the nation, including at many Catholic universities. Before returning to campus, students must first scale a vaccination wall or gain a medical exemption. Almost all institutions also provide exemptions for students with religious and conscientious objections. …

No Joe Biden, There is No “Private Catholicism” Where You Can Support Abortion, by Matthew Walther

By Matthew Walther, LifeNews – When Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th president, he laid his hand on an ancient Douay-Rheims family Bible, a translation made by Catholics in France, where they’d taken refuge from the Reformation across the Channel. In doing so, the new president reminded some 40 million viewers of a truth he may now prefer to forget: namely, that the Catholic Church is inherently political, and faith in her teachings is never a merely private matter.

Voice in the Wilderness, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – When the self-righteous Pharisees came to him, the Baptist did not hold back his tongue: You progeny of vipers! Who told you to flee from the approaching wrath? So then, produce fruits worthy of repentance. And do not begin to say, “We have Abraham as our father.” For I tell you that God has the power to raise up sons to Abraham from these stones. For even now the axe has been placed at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that does not produce good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire.

Father Altman Expects to Be Removed as Pastor This Weekend. He is Bracing for What’s Next, by Emily Mangiaracina

By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – Father James Altman has revealed to LifeSiteNews that he must give a final answer to his diocese on Friday regarding his bishop’s request that he resign, and that he expects to be replaced by a new parish administrator on Monday… Altman explained during a speaking engagement yesterday in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, that when he is removed as pastor, he can be booted off to the boondocks – or worse.

Loudoun County: Ground Zero of Indoctrination Battle

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

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Lord, You Can Make Me Clean

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word- Matthew 8:1-4 – When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him; and behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” …

Saint of the Day for June 25: Blessed Jutta of Thuringia

Franciscan Media – Today’s patroness of Prussia began her life amidst luxury and power but died the death of a simple servant of the poor… In truth, virtue and piety were always of prime importance to Jutta and her husband, both of noble rank. The two were set to make a pilgrimage together to the holy places in Jerusalem, but her husband died on the way. …

Spiritual Warfare & The Church: Equipped to Conquer, by Venatius Oforka

By Venatius Oforka, Catholic Exchange – The Church is the Body of Christ, instituted by Christ as a means of assisting souls to be saved… the Catholic Church describes the Church of Christ on earth as a Church militant. It should be a warring Church indeed, a Church at battle with all the spiritual dark forces in the heavenly places in order to liberate souls held captive and to lead them to salvation.

Far Left Needs CPR After Right Organizes to Fight CRT, by Chris Woodward, Billy Davis

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – A nationwide battle is being waged from elementary schools to the war-planning Pentagon over Critical Race Theory and its tenets on race, oppression, and white privilege, and it appears the panicking Left can’t agree on what it all means at the same time the Right has organized and is fighting back.

Anti-Racism: Original Sin Repackaged, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – And so they have been forced to invent a new Original-Sin myth. According to this secular myth, the first act of sin was the enslavement of blacks by whites in the year 1619. And to this very day white Americans carry the sin of racism in their wicked hearts, a sin that manifested itself for most of American history in very open ways.. but in recent times has tried to hide itself from view. Whoever looks closely, however …

When Will the Idiocy End? by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – “Blessed be sin,” Bernanos tells us, “if it teaches us shame.” But, of course, Biden feels no shame. It is not an equation he would accept, not even were the pope himself to draw his attention to it… Not with the current President of the United States, he doesn’t. Why wreck a perfectly good relationship with someone when there are so many pressing issues we need to advance right away, matters about which the two men are already in agreement? Like climate change, for instance. Or unrestricted immigration… But abortion? Are we really going to rock the boat over that one?

US Bishops Say They Won’t Issue ‘National Policy’ on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – As the dust settles after the U.S. bishops gathered online for their Spring Assembly last week, the bishops’ conference has released a brief clarifying note on the proposed document on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church, stating, “There will be no national policy on withholding Communion from politicians.”

Arch. Salvatore J. Cordileone: A Response to the “Statement of Principles”

Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco – It was a bit disconcerting, then, when on June 18, sixty Democratic members of Congress, all Catholics, issued a significant “Statement of Principles” in response to a decision by U.S. Catholic bishops to develop a teaching document on the nature of the Eucharist and its proper reception… The statement raises many troubling questions… the public nature of the statement invites a public response and provides an excellent opportunity for candid dialogue. In that spirit, allow me to begin the dialogue with comments on some specific passages from the statement.

Contraception and Our Abdication of Fatherhood, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – My thesis is that contraception negates fatherhood, is at war with it, undermines what it means to be a father. Where widely adopted, it works out that effect in all aspects of society.  We are familiar with the idea, championed by St. John Paul II, “the Great,” that contraception attacks the unity of husband and wife. The unitive dimension of the sexual act will not survive, he taught, if separated from the procreative.  I want to add: fatherhood will not survive if the sexual act is separated from its fatherly aspect.

COVID Vaccines Are a Political Mess, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Suppression of information, mandates, and big goals are turning people off… One of the great ironies exposed during the coronavirus pandemic is the professed dedication to Science™ from the same people suppressing scientific debate.

Catholic Bishops vs. Pro-Abortion Democrats, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Austin Ruse of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) says the Catholic Church in America finds itself in a place it has never been before… “We’ve never had a president of the United States who’s both Catholic and a dissenter on fundamental teachings of the Church,” Ruse tells One News Now. “So there’s an awful lot of confusion out there, and the bishops are just trying to clean it up.”

School Board Warfare, by Joseph Enders  

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – The fight against Marxist orthodoxy in public schools is kicking off in historically blue states as schools in both New Jersey and California encounter ongoing pressure to expel leftism… The Randolph, New Jersey school board on Monday backed down from its vote to remove holidays, including Columbus Day, from the school calendar — voting 8–1 to reinstate the old calendar after hundreds of angry Italian Americans and parents called for the board’s resignation.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Letting Go of Our Obsession with Having the Perfect Body

By Msgr. Charles Pope – … I am not a 21-year-old with a 28-inch waist and dark rich hair. Trying to be this is a losing battle. The fact is, I look just like my father, who looked just like his father. Genetics, body type, and age tend to win, and the energy required to try to overcome these is increasingly disproportionate to the results and to my other duties… I do want to say that I love being 60. I would never want to be 25 again …

Pride Goeth Before a Fall, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Bishop Garrison… (is) a former Army officer and currently serves as Director of National Security Outreach. He also leads the Defense Department’s Countering Extremism Wokeing…er, Working Group. Garrison is fully on board with Critical Race Theory, the 1619 Project, and President Biden’s belief that “terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today.”

DeSantis Signs New Laws to Protect Freed Thought, Educate Students on Evil of Communism, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed three new laws Tuesday aimed at strengthening civic literacy in the Sunshine State, including a new requirement that high-school students be taught the “evils of Communism and totalitarian ideologies.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Wise Who Built Their House upon the Rock

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:21-29 – “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ …

Saint of the Day for June 24: Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

Franciscan Media – Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John….” But John would have agreed completely with what Jesus added: “[Y]et the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he” (Luke 7:28).

The Likelihood of a “Eucharistically Coherent” Church, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – …our bishops as a body may finally have achieved both the clarity and courage to take a stronger stand. Given opposition to a teaching document on this issue from a number of high-ranking American churchmen, it is already a very good sign that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to go ahead. Now it is worth considering what the eventual document should and should not say.

Pro-Life Group Launches Ad Campaign Exposing Democrats Making Americans Fund Abortions, by Mallory Quigley

By Mallory Quigley, LifeNews – Today the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) launched a six-figure digital ad campaign targeting two vulnerable U.S. senators and six U.S. House members in competitive districts. The ad exposes congressional Democrats’ efforts to force taxpayers to fund abortion on demand by eliminating the Hyde Amendment and similar legislative riders to the budget.

Republicans Defeat Radical Democrat Bill to Take Over America’s Elections, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Senate Republicans stopped the “For the People Act,” a federal takeover of elections, by preventing Democrats from getting 60 votes to move the legislation forward. All Republicans stuck together to oppose the bill… The measure, which pro-life groups opposed for limiting pro-life free speech and disenfranchising pro-life voters, would have provided welfare for politicians with a 6-to-1 match of campaign donations with taxpayer money. It would attempt to overhaul and rewrite election laws for all 50 states in one fell swoop.

Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Dems Protest New Communion Policy, Claim to ‘Advance Respect for Life’, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Sixty House Democrats have signed a joint statement calling on the USCCB to continue administering Holy Communion to “Catholic” politicians who support legal abortion, in anticipation of a potential impending rule change on the matter… The bishops voted 168-55 last week to draft a document “On the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church,” which among other issues will address “Eucharistic consistency,” referring to the need for Catholics to receive Communion only in a state of grace.

The Democrats’ Dangerous Eucharistic Theology, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) recently made headlines in his attempt to redefine the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist. The senator claimed that some U.S. bishops are attempting to change what it means to receive Communion. The debate revolves around the USCCB’s plan to be more specific in outlining the ability for politicians who publicly invoke and support laws that contradict Church teaching to receive Communion.

When the Foundations Are Destroyed, by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – What we are seeing happening here in America is not something new. We are seeing the results of decades of careful planning and subversion by a far-left vision to destroy the religious foundations of this nation. Our spiritual heritage goes back to the Mayflower Compact… In 1620, the Pilgrims made a covenant — this new nation would be a holy nation in covenant with a Holy God. ..

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:15-20 – “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. …

Saint of the Day for June 23: St. John Fisher

Franciscan Media,  Jun 23, 2020 Saint John Fisher’s Story – (1469 – June 22, 1535) John Fisher is usually associated with Erasmus, Thomas More, and other Renaissance […]

After Outcry, Vatican Eases Restrictions on Individual Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica has made concessions to widen opportunities for priests to celebrate individual daily morning Masses in the basilica, but also has stressed that concelebrated Masses must nevertheless remain the norm there.

Homosexualist on Vatican’s Highest Court, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Pope Francis’ latest appointment to the Catholic Church’s supreme court is a homosexualist cardinal who has no degree in canon law… Cardinal Joseph Tobin, archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, is one of four Americans the pope appointed Monday to be part of the 12 new members of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court.

Our American Catholic Rubicon, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Nearly three-quarters of the U.S. bishops (166-58) voted Friday to prepare a document about Catholics receiving Holy Communion… The bishops’ conference doesn’t have authority to tell specific politicians such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi not to come forward at Mass (though individual bishops may). Which is unfortunate, because the Church has reached a kind of Rubicon in America.

St. Thomas More and the Masterpiece Cakeshop, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “Live not by lies,” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn exhorted us, in a powerful essay, released on the day that he was arrested in 1974. He knew the power of the lies that propped up the Soviet regime… In our own society, powerful institutions are now promoting lies. We are asked—no, instructed—to believe that a man is a woman, that a partnership between two men or two women is a marriage, that any heretical deviation from this absurd new faith is evidence of hatred and dangerous to the common good.

Msgr. Charles Pope: My Soul Looks Back and Wonders How I Got Over to the Other Side – A Homily for the 12th Sunday of the Year

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The gospel today is something of a storm journal, a kind of picture of the Christian life as we journey through a stormy world against winds contrary to the gospel. There are distinctive stages, beginning with the call of Jesus to cross to the other shore. But as we cross there are surely storms and difficulties that assail us.

Parents, Be Aware and Beware, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Donna Rice Hughes, founder of Enough Is Enough (EIE), tells One News Now a report from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) reveals an alarming increase in the grooming of children for illicit purposes during the pandemic — a 77% increase over previous totals… She says once the material goes online, including explicit photos and videos, it cannot be taken back.

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

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

Dems Lecture Catholic Bishops After Abortion Rebuke, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – The USCCB voted 168-55 on Friday in favor of drafting “a formal statement on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church,” which could be used by church bishops to deny communion to politicians who support abortion… The vote was seen as a clear rebuke of leading Catholic Democrats like Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ….

US Bishops Trigger Catholic Dems, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – This legal tradition draws from 1 Corinthians 11, 27–29, where St. Paul declared: Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the Body and Blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Do Not Throw Your Pearls before Swine

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:6,12-14 – “Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you. So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction …

Saint of the Day for June 22: St. Thomas More

Franciscan Media – His belief that no lay ruler has jurisdiction over the Church of Christ cost Thomas More his life… Beheaded on Tower Hill, London, on July 6, 1535, More steadfastly refused to approve King Henry VIII’s divorce and remarriage and establishment of the Church of England…

Does Anyone Know What Critical Race Theory Really Is? by Tom Gilson

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – Imagine a file drawer labeled “Critical Race Theory.” On the label there’s a stern warning: “Approved Definitions Only!” You open the drawer expecting to see one thin file and one short explanation, but instead you see file folders crammed full and bulging with papers. And they’re all labeled “Definition.” Someone walks up while you’re standing there, pulls a paper out of the file, reads it and stuffs another one of his own in front of it.

Fauci Spent More Than $61 Million Funding Research With Aborted Baby Parts, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, told Townhall that (Dr. Anthony Fauci’s) agency gave $61 million to the University of Pittsburgh in 2019 for scientific research, and some of that money funded experiments that involved aborted baby body parts being attached to mice and rats.

Battle Lines, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – There are now two sides in the growing battle for souls — those who fight for Christ and those who fight for the anti-Christ… Given the bishops’ track record, 9.9 times out of 10, they have chosen to suppress Catholic Church teaching and compromise the gospel for people who hate the Church and want Her eradicated… Now that leftist Catholicism has been so normalized, it’s become the “establishment Catholicism.” It’s now expected that a Catholic should advocate for a person’s so-called choice, whether that has to do with contraception, cohabitation before marriage, abortion or same-sex marriage.

What Justifies Withholding the Eucharist? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “OK. Let’s leave aside the scientific arguments, and the question of whether these extreme measures were necessary. The point of the lockdown was to keep people healthy. But the point of “Eucharistic coherence”—the point of withholding the Eucharist from people in a manifest state of grave sin—is to keep people spiritually healthy. And isn’t that the first duty of the Church’s pastors?

‘Fraud’: Attorney Claims 2020 Voting Systems Were Remotely Accessed, Election Subverted, by Ashley Sadler

By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – “We have been lied to,” said Michigan attorney Matthew DePerno… “The Antrim County election management system was REMOTELY and successfully logged into anonymously on 11/05/2020 at 5:55 PM and again on 11/17/2020 at 5:16 PM.”… “We were told there was no internet connection. We were told there was no remote access. We were told this was human error. All lies,” DePerno concluded. “This is fraud. This decertifies the Antrim County election.”

Democrat Senators Can’t Figure Out if a 15-Week-Old Unborn Child is a Human Being, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Two Democrat senators can’t figure out that an unborn baby at 15 weeks is a human being… With the Supreme Court considering a Mississippi law that ban abortions on babies after 15 weeks, CNS News asked Democrat senators if the baby at that point in pregnancy is a human being worth protecting. They couldn’t answer the question.

Pro-Life Students to Bishops: Uphold Catholic Teaching on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews – Americans Catholics will gather in seven cities to call on bishops “to stand firm on Catholic teaching on the issue of pro-abortion politicians receiving Holy Communion.”… Pro-life organization Students for Life of America plans to hold rallies at noon local time on June 16 at the Cathedrals in New York, Los Angeles, Tyler, Texas, Kansas City, Kansas, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, ahead of the virtual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Marriage and Family Abandoned

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

The Moment of Silence Heard Around the Nation

By Michael Brown, The Stream – On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 529 into law, mandating between one and two minutes of silence to start each day in the state’s public schools. Said DeSantis, “The idea that you can just push God out of every institution and be successful, I’m sorry, our Founding Fathers did not believe that.”

Stopping Communism One School District At a Time, by Robert Knight

By Robert Knight, Patriot Post – It’s so bad that Loudoun has become Ground Zero in a parents’ pushback that is taking shape around the nation.  In April, the Virginia Project, a GOP group, exposed a leftwing group that publicly named parents who opposed Critical Race Theory and an advisory board that promised to “silence” the parents.  Subsequently, Parents for Education was formed, along with a Fight for Schools PAC to recall six school board members.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Unpacking the Theater of Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – Cardinal Marx (is)… one of the Pope’s most senior advisers, he is in more regular contact with the Holy Father than almost any other residential bishop. They talk frequently. This matter could easily have been handled in private conversation… The decision to stage a public epistolary exchange was therefore not to merely hash things out. It was intended to achieve some goal, to influence events in Germany and the universal Church …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: When You Pray, Fast, and Give Alms

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 – “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. …

Saint of the Day for June 16: St. John Francis Regis

Franciscan Media – Born into a family of some wealth, John Francis was so impressed by his Jesuit educators that he himself wished to enter the Society of Jesus. He did so at age 18. Despite his rigorous academic schedule, he spent many hours in chapel, often to the dismay of fellow seminarians who were concerned about his health. ..

The Antidote to Social Despair, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – One of the most popular genres of non-fiction recently has been social critique.  It’s all the rage to tell people where we as a society went wrong.  Every aspiring “public intellectual” must stake his or her claim to prominence, it seems, by crafting a credible social critique. There’s Augusto del Noce in Italy, Pierre Manent in France, Charles Taylor in Canada, and Hartmut Rosa in Germany, all with big books, sometimes in multiple volumes.

Conservatism’s Inevitable Conversion to Catholicism 2021, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – Almost two centuries ago, Alexis de Tocqueville predicted that Americans would either totally abandon Christianity or convert to Catholicism, writing, “our descendants will tend increasingly to divide into only two parts, some leaving Christianity entirely and the others embracing the Church of Rome.”… He predicted a smaller Church… saying, “Nowadays, more than in previous times, we see Catholics losing their faith and Protestants converting to Catholicism.” …

CWN: Did Vatican Decline Pope-Biden Meeting?

By Catholic World News – President Biden, who has frequently emphasized his Catholic background, would have ample reason for wanting a meeting with the Pontiff. And some American bishops—notably Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich—have actively sought support from the Vatican for their efforts to derail the USCCB discussion of Eucharistic coherence. So it is certainly plausible that some people on both sides would have explored the prospects for a meeting.

‘Synagogue of Satan’, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – Pope Clement XII condemned Freemasonry in 1738. This was just about 20 years after the first grand lodge was set up in London, England in 1717… Although the Catholic Church was the Masons’ biggest enemy and central target, many non-Catholics saw the threat to society that Freemasonry represented and joined the fight against them… As time passed and Freemasonry kept growing, a significant number of Protestants joined the Catholic Church in opposition to it, as they saw Freemasonry as a force diametrically opposed to Christianity in general.

CNA: Update: Vatican Refused June 15 Meeting, Morning Mass No Longer on the Agenda

Catholic News Agency – Pres. Joe Biden’s attendance at early morning Mass with Pope Francis has been nixed from an early plan of the June 15 meeting of both leaders, a reliable Vatican source told CNA… The President’s entourage had originally requested for Biden to attend Mass with the Pope early in the morning, but the proposal was nixed by the Vatican after considering the impact that President Biden receiving Holy Communion from the Pope would have on the discussions the USCCB is planning to have …

Deserting Doctrine, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – The Catholic bishops over the last 50 or so years have largely failed. They failed to promote good liturgy, they failed to preach the gospel in its fullness and they failed to protect the souls entrusted to them… Now, many people identify as Catholics while choosing what doctrines they want to believe. The latest proof for that is the so-called Eucharist wars, which revolve around whether Catholic politicians like Joe Biden should be allowed to receive the Holy Eucharist.

Dear Bishops: Clear Your Minds of Cant – and Can’t, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – The term “Eucharistic coherence” was first used in a 2007 document issued by the Latin American bishops at Aparecida, Brazil. The chair of the drafting committee: Jorge Bergoglio… The Aparecida Document says clearly and forcefully …We hope that legislators, heads of government, and health professionals, conscious of the dignity of human life and of the rootedness of the family in our peoples, will defend and protect it from the abominable crimes of abortion and euthanasia …

Fox 26 Houston Reporter Informs Viewers Live on the Air That She Intends to Blow the Whistle on Her Bosses, by Debra Heine

By Debra Heine, American Greatness – A Fox 26 Houston television reporter informed her station bosses live on the air Monday that she has been secretly recording them and intends to use Project Veritas to blow the whistle on their attempts to prevent her and her colleagues from reporting “certain information.”… “..Before we get to that story, I want to let you the viewers know that Fox Corp has been muzzling me to keep certain information from you, the viewer,” Hecker began.

Judge Ends Biden’s ‘No Whites Allowed’ Farm Cash, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – The USDA’s discrimination is bad, but unconstitutional giveaways are the root problem… It’s “Jim Crow on steroids,” complained Joe Biden. President Unity was not, however, talking about his own administration’s efforts to segregate whites and blacks in the name of “equity,” but rather the Georgia law to bolster election integrity in that state. He’s wrong on both counts — about the Peach State law and about blocking whites from receiving government aid based solely on their skin color.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Love Your Enemies and Pray for Them

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:43-48 – “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. …

Saint of the Day for June 15: St. Marguerite d’Youville

Franciscan Media – We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspectives, and reconsidering our own values… Born in Varennes, Canada, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais had to interrupt her schooling at the age of 12 to help her widowed mother. …

Catholic Bishop: Biden is ‘Catholic Who Promotes the Evils of Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, and Transgenderism’

By CNSNews.com Staff – Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., has issued a statement in which he cites President Joe Biden for promoting evils, including the abortion of unborn babies, the marriage of people of the same sex and people identifying as the opposite sex of the one they are biologically… In the statement, Bishop Paprocki states his position that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as planned, should discuss at their virtual meeting this week why Catholics who advocate abortion cannot receive communion.

Term Limits for Church Leaders: a Policy Created to Be Ignored? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – So a solid majority of the Vatican’s top officials—appointed and retained by the Pope—remain in office despite the fact that their tenure seems to violate the general rules that Pope Francis himself has set in place. Adherence to the norms, it turns out, is not really the norm. Should we expect anything different with the leadership of lay associations?

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

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

Vatican Tells U.S. Catholic Bishops to Not Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Politicians, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Vatican has warned the Catholic bishops in America that they should not deny communion to pro-abortion politicians like Joe Biden… In May, the Vatican issued a letter to the Catholic bishops of America ahead of an expected debate about whether pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Joe Biden should be allowed to receive Communion. It continues to oppose what it calls using communion as a “political weapon.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Progressive Stages of Sin

By Msgr. Charles Pope – We are living in times when many are doubling down on their sin. As the darkness grows, many fiercely defend their sinful practices. This is especially evident in the matter of abortion. The science could not be clearer that there is a unique, beautifully formed, distinct human life in the womb of a pregnant mother, with a heartbeat, brain activity, alternating sleep and wake cycles, and the ability to feel pain. …

WATCH! Diocesan Priest Says COVID Lockdowns Strengthened Traditional Catholicism, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – In this Sunday Sermon from South Saint Paul, Father breaks down in horrific statistical detail how mainstream Catholics are losing the Faith in dramatic fashion. He then traces the loss of faith in the Real Presence back to the “reforms” of the post-conciliar era. Father then points to the stark parallel between those “reforms” and the Protestant “reforms” of the 16th Century.

Bauer: Fauci Finally Busted on Wuhan Funding, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A conservative activist says Dr. Anthony Fauci has credibility problems as evidence keeps piling up about the controversial virology lab in Wuhan, China, and his involvement in funding research there… Despite growing evidence COVID-19 originated in a research lab in Wuhan, which was ground zero for the pandemic, Democrats, Big Media, and Big Tech successfully shut down discussions or debate about the common-sense possibility the bat-testing lab was the source.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Do Not Return Evil for Evil

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word    GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:38-42 38 “You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a […]

Saint of the Day for June 14: St. Albert Chmielowski

Franciscan Media,  Jun 14, 2020 Saint Albert Chmielowski’s Story – (August 20, 1845 – December 25, 1916) Born in Igolomia near Kraków as the eldest of four […]

Eucharistic Consistency, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, Publisher, EWTN News – Ahead of the USCCBs’ June 16-18 general assembly, much attention has been given to the apparent divide among the U.S. bishops over how to handle public officials like President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi who continue to receive Holy Communion while also pushing abortion and transgenderism in law.

Critical Race Theory’s Marxist Roots, by Bruce Thornton

By Bruce Thornton, David Horowitz Freedom Center – CRT has its roots in Marxism, as one of the founders of BLM has bragged. And, like the Soviet version of Marxism, BLM’s growing influence over our social, educational, political, and corporate institutions––already compromised by a century of progressive ideology, itself a kissing-cousin of Marxism––is an existential danger to the Constitutional safeguards of our political freedom and unalienable rights.

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

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

Irrelevant Mass or Reverent Mass? by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Crisis Magazine – The present crisis in the Catholic Church might be seen as the last hurrah of the spirit of Vatican II. If rumors are to be believed, Pope Francis is preparing new restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass. This combined with the dissent being fomented by the German Catholics and widespread modernism and liturgical laxity in the rest of the Catholic Church in Western Europe and North America brings many Catholics of a conservative mindset close to despair.

Three Hearts, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – In a time where evil and darkness are immense, God’s grace and mercy are all the more available to sinners. Besides frequent, devout and prayerful reception of the sacraments of confession and the Holy Eucharist, devotion to the “Three Hearts” is a way for people to achieve great holiness… Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has existed since the beginning of the Church. But it was invigorated when Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in France, starting in 1673.

Pope Francis Calls Eucharist ‘Bread of Sinners’ as USCCB Considers Denying Pro-Abort Politicians Communion

By David McLoone, LifeSiteNews – ‘The Eucharist is not the reward of saints, but the Bread of sinners. This is why he [Christ] exhorts us: ‘Do not be afraid! Take and eat,’ Pope Francis said during a Sunday June 6 homily. Next week the US Conference of Catholic Bishops will discuss whether or not a formal punishment should be laid on pro-abortion politicians like President Joe Biden, including barring them from receiving the Eucharist.

Joe Manchin: I Will Stop Democrats From Making Americans Fund Abortions, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin reportedly said Thursday that he would back the Hyde Amendment, which bans the use of federal funds for abortions… “I’m going to support Hyde in every way possible,” (said) the senator… Manchin announced in March that he would vote to confirm pro-abortion Xavier Becerra as Health and Human Services secretary, noting that Becerra had promised to “uphold the law” on the Hyde Amendment.

Msgr. Charles Pope: From Simply Sentimental to Strong and Sure – A Consideration of Devotion to the Sacred Heart

By Msgr. Charles Pope – A heart tender but also strong – On this Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we celebrate not just that He loves us in an emotional sense, but even more, that He decided to die for us. He freely pondered what our salvation would cost Him and took up the cross. He chose to obey the Father for us. His love is tender but it is also decisive. The warmth of His love is sure but the wounds of His obedience also speak of a love that is strong and enduring unto the end.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Let What You Say Be Simply Yes or No

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – “Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. …

EWTN: Senator Jekyll and President Hyde

The Editors, EWTN News – To put matters more colorfully, is there any chance that Biden might revert partway back to his earlier, more principled “Senator Jekyll” position of supporting this congressional amendment that protects pro-life Americans from being forced to participate in the funding of abortion? Or has he permanently transformed into “President Hyde,” with a political persona that is unalterably committed to unqualified support for the profound evil of legal abortion?

Saint of the Day for June 12: Blessed Jolenta of Poland

Franciscan Media – Jolenta was the daughter of Bela IV, King of Hungary. Her sister, St. Kunigunde, was married to the Duke of Poland. Jolenta was sent to Poland where her sister was to supervise her education. Eventually married to Boleslaus, the Duke of Greater Poland, Jolenta was able to use her material means to assist the poor, the sick, widows, and orphans. …

Caesar, Mammon, and Sodom Unite in the Great Reset of Churches, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Last week, Jason Jones interviewed theologian John Gravino about the “Great Catholic Reset.” That’s a plan Gravino believes exists within church circles, and that Pope Francis favors. It’s relevant to all Christians because it entails entangling Church and State in ways we might think impossible.

YouTube Bans Sen. Ron Johnson For Discussing Early Treatment Of COVID-19, by Mollie Hemingway

By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist – Google’s YouTube has stepped up its draconian censorship of a sitting U.S. senator… (Youtube) removed a video of a speech given by Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and banned him from uploading new videos for at least seven days. … While large pharmaceutical companies and their allies in government bureaucracies and the WHO have focused their research and funding on new treatments for the novel coronavirus ….

Pro-Lifers Protesting Prelates, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – Abortion is the preeminent tragedy challenging Catholics in America. Bishops and priests should be 100% committed to the fight to end abortion, but many, however, are not… Students for Life often stare down aggression on the battlefield to save the preborn and build a culture of life in America. The pro-life organization, next week, will challenge the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to do its job and prohibit Communion to obstinate pro-abort politicians.

Tucker on Vaccine Mandates: ‘It Is No Longer Your Body, No Longer Your Choice’, by Elisabeth Nieshalla

By Elisabeth Nieshalla, CNSNews – Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirming possible “dangerous side effects” the COVID-19 vaccine has on young people, colleges across the country are requiring students to be vaccinated before returning to school, providing little to no exemptions, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Thursday… “It is no longer your body, it is no longer your choice,” Carlson said. “When it comes to this vaccine, there is no escape.”

Senator Tells HHS Secretary: Quit Using Birthing People. “Mom is a Pretty Good Word, That’s Worked”

Biden’s $6 trillion 2022 budget plan refers to mothers as “birthing people.”… The Biden administration used the term in a section that includes approximately $200 million to reduce the “high rate of maternal mortality and race-based disparities in outcomes among birthing people.” The language in Biden’s budget is not entirely consistent because another section touts paid-leave policies for their success in keeping “mothers in the workplace.’”

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas: Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Catholic Thing – Yesterday the Church celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus; today, the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  The two feasts are not situated alongside one another by coincidence, but by the careful plan of the Church.  The heart of Jesus began beating beneath the heart of His Blessed Mother; her heart, in turn, took form from the creative Word and Power of the Heart of God.  Two hearts beating as one.

The Perfect Human Heart, by Joan Watson

By Joan Watson, Integrated Catholic – He loves us with human flesh, a human heart, with human emotions. But he’s also God, and He knows and loves us better than we know and love ourselves. We should never forget the pain we caused our Lord by our sins. But we cannot remain there, either. Because he has an all-merciful heart. He wants to welcome us home, he wants to call us back

Backlash Against CRT Is Growing, by Thomas Gallatin

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

The Root of the Problem, by Raymond de Souza

By Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM, Church Militant – As to the causes, some people say the main obstacle facing the Church these days, especially as far as the so-called vocation crisis is concerned, is the secularism of contemporary American culture. Others say it is the internal dissent within the Church Herself, the promotion of contraception, homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.” For others, it’s the direct action of the Devil over everybody. Opinions vary.

Texas City Becomes 31st to Ban Abortion, Declares Itself a “Sanctuary for the Unborn”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The city of Sundown, Texas voted Wednesday to become the 31st in the nation to ban abortions through a Sanctuary City for the Unborn ordinance… Sundown City Council approved the ordinance just two days after the city of Levelland did the same. The vote was 4-1… “God has chosen us for a time such as this. I am proud that my community and our council stand behind the right to life,” (said) Mayor Jonathan Strickland …

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

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

Leading Cardinal in Rome: Pope Fears ‘Traditionalist Positions’ in Priestly Formation, by Emily Mangiaracina

By Emily Mangiaracina, LifeSiteNews – The head of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life recently said Pope Francis is concerned about “traditionalist” ideas creeping into “priestly formation.”… Pope Francis has expressed fear of “a certain tendency to go a little far from Vatican Council II, taking up traditionalist positions” in “priestly formation,” according to Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: If Your Eye Causes You to Sin

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:27-32 – “You have heard that it was said, `You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. …

Saint of the Day for June 11: St. Barnabas

By Franciscan Media – Barnabas, a Jew of Cyprus, comes as close as anyone outside the Twelve to being a full-fledged apostle. He was closely associated with Saint Paul—he introduced Paul to Peter and the other apostles—and served as a kind of mediator between the former persecutor and the still suspicious Jewish Christians.

CWN: Pope Francis Rejects Cardinal Marx’s Resignation

By Catholic World News – Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of Cardinal Reinhard Marx as Archbishop of Munich… Cardinal Marx had earlier this week made public a May 21 letter in which he offered his resignation, citing the Church’s “systemic failure” to address the sex-abuse scandal. In his reply, released by the Vatican on June 10, the Pope praised the German cardinal for his courage in confronting the Church’s crisis.

The Church of What’s Happening Next, by Robert B. Greving

By Robert B. Greving, Crisis Magazine – The Vatican announced recently that the next synod of bishops will now extend over a two-year period of various “phases.” According to Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, the hope is to turn the synod from “being an event into a process.” This worries me… The idea of a sort of “permanent synod” of bishops achieved prominence from the late Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini …

Study Shows Hydroxychloroquine and Zinc Treatments Increased Coronavirus Survival Rate by Almost Three Times, by Andrew M. Miller

By Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner – A new study shows that the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine touted by former President Donald Trump increased the survival rate of severely ill coronavirus patients… The observational study, published by medRxiv, found that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine, along with zinc, could increase the coronavirus survival rate by as much as nearly 200% if distributed at higher doses to ventilated patients with a severe version of the illness.

Louisiana Senate Passes Five Pro-Life Bills to Save Babies From Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Louisiana Senate passed five pro-life bills this week to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion, including one informing mothers of the life-saving abortion pill reversal protocol… The Abortion Pill Reversal Disclosure Act (House Bill 578), sponsored by state Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Houma, received overwhelming support in a 31-7 vote in the Senate, the Louisiana Illuminator reports. The state House previously passed the bill in a 71-27 vote.

A Future Catholic Culture Begins in the Home, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – We have a future. We are a Church of the future, not of the past. We have to look where God is leading us, not where we’ve been. Create a culture that others can continue, where sacrifice is normal and God is sought in everything. Don’t do something old as if it were new or something new as if it were old. Be willing to quit what you are doing at any moment and go wherever it is you are called (think: St. Teresa of Calcutta).

Report: Unvaccinated Students ‘Numbered’ with Sharpie and Tracked at High School Prom, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Ann Marie Banfield, who writes at the blog Granite Grok, reported New Hampshire Rep. Melissa Litchfield, who represents the Brentwood district, posted to Facebook Tuesday that some constituents informed her their unvaccinated students who attended the Exeter High School prom Monday night “had a number written on them in Sharpie” and were tracked throughout the evening.

Politics: MAGA Is America’s Future, by Vernon Jones

By Vernon Jones, Patriot Post – We must figure out what went wrong in the 2020 election and ensure that it never happens again. Democrats abused a broken election system, and they will again in 2022 and 2024 if we don’t fix the problem and stop them. The first step is for every state in question to pursue statewide forensic audits. Arizona is a great example of a forensic audit detecting potential fraud and inconsistencies with ballots.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Be Reconciled to Your Brother

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:20-26 – For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone 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…

Saint of the Day for June 10: St. Joachima

Franciscan Media – Born into an aristocratic family in Barcelona, Spain, Joachima was 12 when she expressed a desire to become a Carmelite nun. But her life took an altogether different turn at 16 with her marriage to a young lawyer, Theodore de Mas. Both deeply devout, they became secular Franciscans. During their 17 years of married life they raised eight children.

All Systems Go, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – Name one mainline institution that the woke Left does not now control—and warp. The media? The campuses? Silicon Valley? Professional sports? The corporate boardroom? Foundations? The K-12 educational establishment? The military hierarchy? The administrative state? The FBI top echelon?

This Isn’t Your Father’s Left-Wing Revolution, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – Name one mainline institution that the woke Left does not now control—and warp. The media? The campuses? Silicon Valley? Professional sports? The corporate boardroom? Foundations? The K-12 educational establishment? The military hierarchy? The administrative state? The FBI top echelon?

EXCLUSIVE: Chiropractor Targeted by FTC for Selling Vitamin D, Zinc to Fight the Coronavirus Speaks Out

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – ‘I’m not just standing up for myself, I’m standing up for my patients, I’m standing up for other doctors who have been oppressed and suppressed,’ Chiropractor Dr. Eric Nepute told LifeSiteNews. ‘I just cannot let my children grow up in a world where medical tyranny rules.’

Sustainability: The Social Justice Trojan Horse, by Jerome German

By Jerome German, Crisis Magazine – The United Nations is persistently pursuing “sustainable development,” a goal with which some in the Church hierarchy, even the pope, seems to be onboard. This is troubling in a time when many see U.N. global initiatives as thinly-veiled Marxist ploys. Still, no matter what the subject, it seems such a reasonable question when someone chimes, “But, is it sustainable?”

A Line In the Sand, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The subject of Eucharistic coherence is placing a magnifying glass on U.S. bishops and their ongoing division. This demarcation on receiving Holy Communion relates to whether one first needs to accept and uphold the Church’s essential doctrines on faith and morals… Priest: “do you renounce Satan?”

The Queen of Vices, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and God’s great mercy upon sinners. But instead of such holy images, people are being bombarded with images of same-sex couples, drag queens and rainbow flags… Archbishop Fulton Sheen has said that whatever the Catholic Church throws off, the world picks up. This occurred in June 1969, when sodomites in New York City rioted outside the Stonewall Inn after it and other local sodomite hangouts were raided by police… While the Church was beginning its foray into dialogue with the modern world ….

The Flight from Hypocrisy, Dr. Donald DeMarco

By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic East Texas – More people than I care to remember have told me that they left the Church because they could not abide the hypocrisy. One does not need to be Sherlock Holmes to discover the presence of hypocrisy in the Church. Hypocrisy, the tribute that vice pays to virtue, is everywhere. There really is no hypocrisy-free environment to which one can enter. Moreover, is there anyone who is above hypocrisy that allows him to scorn others whom he deems hypocrites?

The Sell Outs, by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – I’m not sure how many people remember the Clinton administration’s nefarious activities? Remember the Clintons raising money for his reelection campaign from those with ties to the Chinese military?… Years later, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sold American uranium to a Russian company. It’s only a “coincidence” that a number of Russians affiliated with Uranium One gave large “donations” to The Clinton Foundation. Nothing to see, folks.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Great Are Those Who Teach and Obey the Commandments

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come […]

Saint of the Day for June 9: St. Ephrem

Franciscan Media – Poet, teacher, orator, and defender of the faith, Ephrem is the only Syriac Christian recognized as a doctor of the Church. He took upon himself the special task of opposing the many false doctrines rampant at his time, always remaining a true and forceful defender of the Catholic Church.

God and St. Augustine: How Does One Study the Ocean? by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, EWTN News – It was during the pontificate of Paul VI that a number of monks and scholars found themselves in Rome for a conference on the life of St. Augustine. Drawn by the timeless attractions of the Doctor of Grace, they came, fittingly enough, to the center of Catholic Christendom, the Eternal City, for learned and spirited exchanges concerning the greatest of the Church Fathers of the first millennium.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Learn the Latin of “O Salutaris Hostia” and “Tantum Ergo Sacramentum”

Msgr. Charles Pope – As a further reflection in the wake of Corpus Christi Sunday, permit me to offer a reflection on the two great Eucharistic hymns of Benediction. I sometimes get requests for help in understanding the Latin texts of these very familiar hymns for Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction… “O Salutaris Hostia” and “Tantum Ergo Sacramentum,” though familiar to many Catholics, remain only vaguely understood in terms of a word-for-word translation. They are sometimes referred to as just “O Salutaris” and “Tantum Ergo.”

Confused About Public Apologies for the Past? I’m Not. by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – As with English colonialism in India and European colonialism generally in Africa, the assumption that modern Western leaders “know best” how to bestow the gifts of “civilization” on their “inferiors” was fully operative when new countries were created by Europeans… But it remains interesting how much emphasis is placed on the need for apologies from, in effect, “future” representatives of the involved entities—representatives who had nothing to do with the sins and crimes in question …

2,500 Christians Attend Service to Protest California County’s Church Lockdown, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – Even though California’s “recalled” governor, Gavin Newsom (D) has been forced to rescind his First Amendment violations, and has even been ordered to pay millions of dollars in attorneys’ fees, the county government of Santa Clara continues its unlawful action. So why does Santa Clara keep up its open hostility toward the churches?

The Roots of Race, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – I’ve long told my students that one really interesting thing about the Roman Empire is that nobody seemed to care much about what we call “race,” that is, a large group of people, not bound by ethnicity, who share a few physical characteristics held to be definitive and significant…

Public Health’s Racist Experimentation and Eugenics Programs Have Fueled Deep Mistrust of Vaccines – From Blacks and Whites, by Celeste McGovern

By Celeste McGovern, LifeSiteNews – Public health agencies are engaging in hand-wringing about “vaccine hesitancy” – the growing phenomenon of people questioning the safety and necessity of experimental vaccines against COVID-19… a look at the history of how public health agencies in America and abroad have treated their “herds” in the past may be enough to explain why so many are questioning mass-marketed injections.

Stating the Obvious About Father Altman, by Stephen Herreid

By Stephen Herreid, The Stream – Obvious Statement #1: Fr. Altman Picks Fights with Bullies… He argues that the Democratic Party has so completely embraced the evil of abortion and rejected biblical sexuality that it is no longer possible to be both a Democrat and a Christian… He criticizes the “anti-racism” that pits race against race rather than acknowledging all are equally created, as he often says, “in the Image and Likeness of Almighty God.”… He’s skeptical of the effectiveness and safety of the new COVID-19 vaccines, and rejects the shots produced through the use of research on aborted children…

9-0! SCOTUS Unanimously Rules Against Illegal Aliens Seeking to Permanently Stay in U.S., by John Binder

By John Binder, Breitbart – The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Monday held that illegal aliens who were subsequently given Temporary Protected Status are not eligible for green cards to permanently remain in the U.S… Justice Elena Kagan, appointed to the court by former President Obama, wrote in a 9-0 decision that a “TPS recipient who entered the United States unlawfully is not eligible … for [lawful permanent resident] status merely by dint of his TPS.”

Opinion: Cancel Culture Must Be Framed As A Moral Issue Rather Than A Free Speech One, by Gabe Kaminsky

By Gabe Kaminsky, The Federalist – Cancel culture is harmful to America’s social fabric, and it unravels the country. But the question of how to counteract it goes far deeper than the question of legal or illegal speech… It boils down to a question of where and how we derive our principles, a question of what morals ought to dictate our world. The left’s flatly immoral ideology should not.

Practical Lessons for Integrating Faith and Work, by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – If you think about it, most of us will likely spend the majority of our adult (awake) lives in the workplace… I suspect many of us will agree that the workplace today is perceived as a challenging environment to be open about our Christian beliefs. Political correctness, “wokeness” and rigid company policies have led many of us to compartmentalize our faith in an unhealthy and unnatural way.

Politics: Biden’s Plan to Kill the American Dream, by Catherine Mortensen

By Catherine Mortensen, Patriot Post – As part of President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the Biden administration wants to incentivize local governments to eliminate zoning for single-family home lots to make way for apartment buildings… Local governments and communities should be responsible for determining what their neighborhoods look like. No one wants nameless, faceless bureaucrats in Washington, DC mandating where and how we live.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Salt of the Earth and Light of the World

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:13-16 – “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. …

Saint of the Day for June 8: St. William of York

Franciscan Media – A disputed election as archbishop of York and a mysterious death. Those are the headlines from the tragic life of today’s saint… Born into a powerful family in 12th-century England, William seemed destined for great things. His uncle was next in line for the English throne…

Big, Gay GOP, by Rodney Pelletier  

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Ronna McDaniel, head of the Republican National Committee (RNC)… waffled last week. On June 2, she pandered to sodomites and child-grooming drag queens, tweeting, “Happy #PrideMonth! @GOP is proud to have doubled our LGBTQ support over the last 4 years, and we will continue to grow our big tent by supporting measures that promote fairness and balance protections for LGBTQ Americans and those with deeply held religious beliefs.”

Senate Votes Against Legislation to Ban Creation of Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos, by Amanda Vicinanzo

By Amanda Vicinanzo, Live Action – The amendment to the Endless Frontier Act was proposed by Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). It failed in a vote of 49-48. The amendment would have banned the creation of human-animal chimeras, the attempt to create human-animal chimeras, and the transfer of a nonhuman embryo to a human womb, and vice versa.

In Praise of Division, by Hunter Leonard

By Hunter Leonard, Crisis Magazine – “Do you think that I have come to bring 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; they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53).

Republicans Win Big in Texas Mayoral Races as Hispanics Abandon Democrat Party, by Andrew Trunsky

By Andrew Trunsky, LifeNews – “Democrats have a big problem in Texas,” Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela, who represents the region, told the Texas Tribune in January. “For the first time in generations, or maybe ever, we lost . . . South Texas counties with significant Hispanic populations.”… Republicans’ victories in Texas came as major Democratic groups released an extensive report warning that the party is at risk of losing the support of voters of color.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Agent Provocateurs for the Unborn

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – “This is my Body” are the hallowed words of Jesus at the Last Supper when He instituted the Blessed Eucharist—the New and Everlasting Covenant—and instructed His Apostles to “Do this in memory of me.” But the sacred declaration has an alternative meaning, as the late, great Notre Dame Law professor Dr. Charles Rice often observed… The abortion lobby uses “This is MY body” to promote the right to terminate a pregnancy.

An Interview: Progressive Christians Like Pope Francis All Serve the ‘Great Reset’ That Leftist Billionaires Want, by Jason Jones, John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – Jason Jones and John Zmirak (to John Gravino): In an essay on your website, you cite Abp. Carlo Maria Vigano. He warned before the 2020 election that the globalist left seeks to use the COVID pandemic for vast, almost apocalyptic ends. You echoed Vigano in citing the “Great Reset.” That’s literally the name used by the billionaire social engineers of the World Economic Forum for how the West must “build back better” after COVID. What do you mean by the Great Reset, speaking politically and economically?

D-Day: On This Day in 1944…

Patriot Post, June 6, 2021 – Today marks the anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France codenamed Operation Overlord, which commenced in the early hours of June 6, 1944. It was the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Workers (NAZI) Party and its reign of terror across Europe — an epic battle in defense of American Liberty and by extension, that of all mankind.

Texas Gov.: ‘Start Arresting Everybody Coming Across the Border’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “We’re about to change the way that Texas addresses the challenges along the border, and we’re going to start by helping these 34 counties [along the border] respond by increasing arrests,” Abbott announced in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “We got a new game in town in the state of Texas that’s going to begin next week.”

CNA: Archbishop Cordileone: We Need ‘Major Effort’ to ‘Re-Catechize’ Catholics on the Eucharist

Catholic News Agency – The Archbishop of San Francisco said last week there must be a “major effort” to “re-catechize” Catholics on the Eucharist and worthiness to receive Communion… In an interview which aired on Thursday on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said that the matter of “Eucharistic coherence” applies to all Catholics, not just Catholic public officials. The bishops are scheduled to discuss the topic at their upcoming spring meeting from June 16-18, and vote on whether or not to begin drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Rejoice and Be Glad, for Your Reward Is Great in Heaven

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 5:1-12a – Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Saint of the Day for June 7: Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Franciscan Media – Called to fight for his country as a Nazi solider, Franz eventually refused, and this husband and father of three daughters—Rosalie, Marie and Aloisia—was executed because of it… Born in St. Radegund in Upper Austria, Franz lost his father during World War I and was adopted after Heinrich Jaegerstaetter married Rosalia Huber. …

Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy: Those Dead Dogmas

By Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., The Catholic Thing – We believe in God, the almighty Father, who created heaven and earth and all within them. The truth of Creation is the primordial life-giving act. The Father, source of all life, created us in love so that we might live not only on earth, but also live with him eternally in Heaven. There’s nothing dead or lifeless about this doctrine. Rather, it proclaims that God is a living God, and we are alive because of him… Moreover, we believe in one, Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father. …

Chinese Communist Party Newspaper Editor to Biden: ‘Are You Awake or Asleep Again?’ by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – As he prepares for his first trip abroad since taking office, President Biden’s weekend comments about rallying the world’s democracies to stand up to China elicited a cutting response in Beijing… “Are you awake or asleep again?” Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times, asked the president of the United States in a jeering tweet.

A Guide to Modern-Day Manners When They’re Needed Most, by Cerith Gardiner

By Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia – As Catholics, we’re called to love our neighbor, and part of this acting with compassion and respecting those we meet in our day-to-day lives. However, in the age of the internet, basic manners seem low on the list of priorities for many… Take, for example, social media: Many people notice that with the increased use of various social platforms there appears to be a decrease in the use of manners.

CWN: Cardinal Marx Offers to Resign, Citing ‘Systemic Failure’ on Abuse

Catholic World News – “I have to share responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse by officials of the Church over past decades,” Cardinal Marx wrote in a letter to Pope Francis, explaining his offer to step down… While he highlighted the sex-abuse crisis in his resignation letter, Cardinal Marx also strongly advocated fundamental changes in Church teaching and practice… The powerful German cardinal argued that the Catholic Church faces a “dead end,” and can recover only by addressing “fundamental theological questions.” …