A Judge Rebukes Troubled Waters, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill declared during the closing moments of Chauvin’s trial that it was abhorrent of Waters to tell protesters it would be unacceptable for the former officer to be acquitted of murdering George Floyd. “I’m aware that Congresswoman Waters was talking specifically about this trial and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction and talk about being confrontational,” he said. “I wish elected officials would stop talking about this case ….

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Will Raise You up at the Last Day

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 6:35-40 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me; and him who comes to me I will not cast out. …

Saint of the Day for April 21: St. Anselm

By Franciscan Media – Indifferent toward religion as a young man, Anselm became one of the Church’s greatest theologians and leaders. He received the title “Father of Scholasticism” for his attempt to analyze and illumine the truths of faith through the aid of reason.

Jeffrey Sachs and the Vatican: Silent on China’s Rights Abuses, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTNNews – The Chinese government continues to be heavily criticized for its treatment of the Uyghurs, an ethnic Muslim minority in the country’s northwest, while the Vatican remains publicly silent — along with one of its influential longtime advisers… China’s Crimes against Humanity Targeting Uyghurs and Other Turkic Muslims,” declared that the Chinese communist government is committing “crimes against humanity” against the ethnic minority.

George Floyd’s Life Mattered. Now How About All Those Babies’? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – For Planned Parenthood to repeat Woke cant about “systemic racism” does no good at all. Not while it’s systematically aborting huge, disproportionate numbers of non-white children. It just adds “hypocrisy” to the group’s long list of sins.

Sin of Planned Parenthood Is Abortion, Not Margaret Sanger, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Townhall – Now, apparently, the power and pressure of “wokeness” is even getting the leadership of the nation’s largest abortion provider to step forward and unburden themselves from their sins… But coming to terms with sin means knowing what sin is. And here, unfortunately, Planned Parenthood’s president totally misses the point.

A Telling Litany of Pro-Abortion Arguments, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – When I was a boy – a long, long time ago – everybody was anti-abortion, especially Catholics. It was forbidden not just by the rules of morality but by the criminal law… Then came the great sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, and suddenly lots of people, especially young people delighting in new-found sexual freedom, decided that abortion was not such a bad thing. It was either a necessary evil or a positive good. Many felt that the right to abortion was a fundamental human right.

Fr. Ed Broom: Five Ways to Resist the Devil’s Attacks

By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange – Lucifer and the other devils with him are fallen angels. (Rev 12) Even though the devils are evil incarnate, their intellects are still very keen, though bent on perversity, evil, and destruction… let us offer a presentation of five of the most common tools the devil has in his armory to tempt us, and then five of the most efficacious weapons that we can utilize so as to win the battle—the salvation of our immortal soul and those entrusted to our care and providence.

When ‘Woke’ Proves Too Much for Liberal San Francisco, by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis

By Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – In the face of mounting public pressure, the school board that oversees the San Francisco Unified School District has dropped its plan to rename public schools named after history-making heroes such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln… After announcing plans in January to rename 44 schools, the school board put that plan on hold in February amid mounting pressure then dropped its plans at an April 7 school board meeting.

Rules without God and Eternal Life: The Flaws in Jordan Peterson’s New Book, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine – Indeed, many admirers so desire the author’s leap of faith that they have speculated that he might well be a closet Christian. However, such hopeful readers will again be disappointed. Little has changed from his last to his most recent book in matters of embracing Christ… That is not to say that Dr. Peterson ignores Christian references or mentions of God… these references are framed as mere stories. Christ is shockingly just another story figure among many gods—including ancient and bizarre Egyptian gods.

Vatican Hosts Hindu ‘Quack’ at Health Forum, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The Vatican’s forthcoming conference on global health will host a hugely controversial Hindu guru who invented his own “third Jesus” after dismissing “the Jesus created by the Catholic Church” as “confusing.”… New Age celebrity Dr. Deepak Chopra, whose net worth is estimated at $150 million, will address the Pontifical Council for Culture’s health summit on “Exploring the Mind, Body and Soul,” which will be held online from May 6–8.

Nothing is More Racist Than Planned Parenthood Killing 247 Black Babies in Abortions Every Day, by Alexa Moutevelis

By Alexa Moutevelis, LifeNews – The CEO of the biggest abortion business in America finally came out and owned up to the dark past of its founder, Margaret Sanger… Planned Parenthood “must fully take responsibility for the harm that Sanger caused to generations of people with disabilities and Black, Latino, Asian-American, and Indigenous people,” Alexis McGill Johnson wrote in the New York Times on Saturday, finally acknowledging Sanger’s “association with white supremacist groups and eugenics.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: 100 Questions Jesus Asked and You Should Answer

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the bigger mistakes one can make is to read Scripture as a spectator, treating it as merely a collection of stories and events that took place thousands of years ago. While these are historical accounts, they are much more than that… Truth be told, these ancient stories are our stories. We are in the narrative. We are Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Deborah, Jeremiah, Ruth, Peter, Paul, Magdalene, Mother Mary, and, if we are prepared to accept it, Jesus. ..

Ethicists Sound Alarm After Creation of Monkey Embryos Containing Human Cells, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, National Catholic Register – Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center… An ethical example of this research, he said, would be to “implant human stem cells into embryonic monkeys in order to grow human hearts, kidneys, and other organs inside the monkey animal, primarily to alleviate serious donor shortages for organ transplants.”… This would be ethical “as long as certain limits and boundaries are respected.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Am the Bread of Life

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 6:30-35 – So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'” Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

Saint of the Day for April 20: St. Conrad of Parzham

By Franciscan Media – Conrad spent most of his life as porter in Altoetting, Bavaria, letting people into the friary and indirectly encouraging them to let God into their lives… His parents, Bartholomew and Gertrude Birndorfer, lived near Parzham, Bavaria. …

Backlash Intensifies Against Leftist ‘Cancel Culture’, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – Last week, we talked about the backlash against “cancel culture” that’s starting to happen around the country, as millions of Americans have finally just had enough. Today, I have more good news on that front, concerning the most dangerous manifestation of this poison, in the schools.

God Became Man and Dwells Among Us — This Changes Everything, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, EWTN News – When we speak of Christianity as something totally new — which is to say, an event entirely unlike any other — what exactly do we mean?… Do we mean to imply that because it is so special, so distinctively different from anything else, that it therefore stands superior to everything else? Do we really want to leave that impression, that we possess an exceptionality so rarefied as to eclipse everything else in the universe?

The Business Times: Vatican Weighs Sale of London Office at Heart of Financial Scandal

By The Business Times – The Vatican is considering the sale of a luxury London building embroiled in a financial scandal that drew papal condemnation and a probe into those involved in its purchase seven years ago… The authorities of the walled city-state within Rome have invited brokers to pitch for options that include the potential sale of 60 Sloane Avenue in Chelsea …

Black Lives Matters Goes Full Marxist, by Jason Morgan

By Jason Morgan, Crisis Magazine – The rise of the Black Lives Matter movement during the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, brought increased scrutiny into the movement’s leadership. Formed in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting back in 2013, Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization that uses race as a weapon against communities across the United States—that much is clear even at first blush.

Bishops Take Formal Stand Against Their Church, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Michael Hichborn, founder of the Lepanto Institute, reports that two U.S. bishops and several priests have signed onto a pro-LGBT campaign asking the public to accept men who feign to be women as women… “The two bishops are Archbishop [John] Wester of Santa Fe, New Mexico and Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington,” Hichborn details.

When a Bishop Discourages Baptism…. by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – “Baptisms should be discouraged…” says Bishop Ronald Fabro of London, Ontario. He’s responding to the latest draconian lockdown orders, of course; he doesn’t intend that baptisms should be permanently discouraged… At least I don’t think he intends to discourage baptisms for any considerable length of time. But tell me: What other result could this order possibly produce?

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy: Defund Planned Parenthood, “Stop Bankrolling America’s Largest Abortion Mill”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana is supporting a bill that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business… As LifeNews has reported, several Republican senators are sponsoring legislation in the United States Senate that would defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which kills over 340,000 babies in abortions every year.

Biden Admin Axes Trump Rules Limiting Experimentation on Aborted Babies, By David McLoone

By David McLoone, LifeSiteNews – Joe Biden’s administration overturned restrictions on Friday relating to federal funding of the use of fetal tissue – body parts of aborted babies – for experimental purposes. The policy reverses a ban put in place by former President Donald Trump limiting federal funding for such research.

‘Masks Are Dirty, Dangerous, Dehumanizing’, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – “Scientific evidence supporting face masks’ efficacy is lacking,” but “adverse physiological, psychological and health effects are established,” Stanford University cardiologist Dr. Baruch Vainshelboim stressed, noting how masks “restrict breathing, causing hypoxemia and hypercapnia, and increase the risk for respiratory complications, self-contamination and exacerbation of existing chronic conditions.”… The scientist also pointed out that there was no scientific evidence supporting the efficacy of masks “for reducing morbidity or mortality associated with infectious or viral diseases.”

St. Joseph’s Apparition in the United States, by Joseph Pronechen (2018)

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – (2018) marks the 60th anniversary of St. Joseph appearing to a nun in Ohio during March, 1958. He appeared during the continuing apparitions of the Blessed Mother under her title “Our Lady of America.”.. These private revelations to Sister Mary Mildred Neuzil (known earlier as Sister Mary Ephrem) in Ohio were fully known by Archbishop Paul Leibold who was Sister Mary Ephrem’s spiritual director from the time he was Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati until he died in 1972. …

Msgr. Charles Pope: You Are Witnesses of These Things – A Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

By Msgr. Charles Pope – I. The Certainty of the Resurrection – And [the disciples from Emmaus] rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Are COVID Restrictions a Matter of Liberty? by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – “I don’t look at this as a liberty thing.” With that one sentence, Beltway bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci perhaps unwittingly expressed the great divide in America over the ChiCom Virus pandemic… “That’s obvious,” retorted Representative Jim Jordan. The exchange between the two men occurred during a congressional hearing on COVID… (Jordan) pressed Fauci: “Fifteen days to slow the spread turned into one year of lost liberty. What metrics, what measures, what has to happen before Americans get more freedoms?”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Labor for the Food Which Endures to Eternal Life

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 6:22-29 – On the next day the people who remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. However, boats from Tiberias came near the place where they ate the bread after the Lord had given thanks. …

Saint of the Day for April 19: St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Franciscan Media – In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint!… She was born in Magenta near Milano, the tenth of Alberto and Maria Beretta’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and a leader in the Catholic Action movement, Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing.

The Early Church Was Not Socialist, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms,” stated Pope Pius XI in Quadragesimo Anno, “no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”… “Religion and communism are incompatible, both theoretically and practically,” noted Nikolai Bukharin, founding editor of Pravda… “Communism is incompatible with religious faith.”

The American Church: Going, Going . . . by Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw, The Catholic Thing – On the brink of what may strike many as a gloomy future, it’s helpful to recall a prescient utterance by Joseph Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI), back in 1969… Though he has been frequently quoted as predicting that “the Church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning,” and adding that the process of shrinkage would be “hard going” and involve “tremendous upheavals,” he nonetheless also said this: When the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. …

Pro-Lifer Perseveres, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – With help from pro-life law firm Thomas More Society (TMS), Perez-Poveda and her Family for LIFE group succeeded in defending the First Amendment rights of pro-life sidewalk counselors. On March 25, life advocates celebrated the victory with a Eucharistic procession and Mass not far from an abortion center.

Biden Tries to End Trump Abortion Referral Ban, Re-Fund PP, by Michael F. Haverluck 

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – On Wednesday, President Joe Biden attempted to undo former President Donald Trump’s pro-life policy that stopped Planned Parenthood and clinics from referring women to get abortions – a reversal that would restore one type of funding for the world’s largest abortion provider.

NOW Bishops Ask for Ethical Vaccines: One Year Too Little, Too Late, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The USCCB has announced a letter-writing campaign, urging Catholics to write to pharmaceutical companies and ask them to produce Covid vaccines that are not tainted by involvement with abortion. One year too late… This might have been a good idea, twelve months ago. In fact it was just twelve months ago that I made the point: “There is no scientific reason why we can’t have a morally acceptable vaccine.

As Maxine Waters Calls for Riots in the Streets to Continue, Minnesota National Guardsmen Shot At, by Rebecca Downs

By Rebecca Downs, Townhall – As Katie reported earlier today, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a sitting member of Congress, took to the streets in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where she called on riots to continue. She did so in the dead of the night, knowingly breaking curfew and encouraging others to do the same… Rep. Waters had also said that people have “got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business.”

CULT FICTION: A Comprehensive Case Against the New Normal, Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant Newspaper – First up, Francis: This time he’s teaming up with the radical Left for a conference on world health which includes the expertise of Dr. Fauci, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and pro-abort Chelsea Clinton… In 2018 it was Katy Perry. This year it’s Chelsea Clinton. Francis is literally hosting the abomination of desolation at the heart of Christendom.

The Joe Biden Who Never Was: by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – Biden is proving the Biden he always was—as incompetent as Jimmy Carter, without the latter’s probity. He may prove as corrupt as Bill Clinton yet without his animal energy. His narcissism matches that of Al Gore and John Kerry, but without even their thin veneer of assumed authority. He is a greater racial divider than Barack Obama but without Obama’s smooth contextualizations… And the media that hated Trump and hyped his coarseness, worships Biden’s as it masks his far greater crudity.

America, Liberalism, and Catholicism, by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse – Resist the temptation to outsource your thinking to a team or a party. Rooting for a team is appropriate in sports, and partisan politics may be a necessity of a political system like ours, but both are detrimental to the intellectual process. Catholics should not think of discussions about the Church’s relationship to American liberalism as a Battle Royal between competing camps—but as a conversation among friends seeking the truth in community. ..

The Leprechaun Has No Clothes: Notre Dame Violates the Nuremberg Code of 1947, by Patrick Delaney

 By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – One day prior to opening a large “clinic” on campus to provide students with the opportunity to receive injections of the experimental Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, the University of Notre Dame’s executive officers, including President Father John Jenkins, sent a letter to the campus community announcing that all students returning to campus for the fall 2021 semester will be required, with some standard exceptions, “to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.”

Podcast! St. Alphonsus Liguori—Uniformity With God’s Will, Part 1, by James T. Majewski

By James T. Majewski, Catholic Culture – This text, Uniformity with God’s Will, was written in 1755, and represents a topic that was dear to St. Alphonsus’ heart. It is said that, in a similar way to how St. Ignatius stressed “all for the greater glory of God,” St. Alphonsus gave central importance to “the greater good pleasure of God.” After writing this work, St. Alphonsus frequently read it himself, and even had it read to him when his eyesight began to fail.

Biden Administration Repudiates Unalienable Human Rights, Elevates Sexual Rights Instead

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., LifeSiteNews – U.S. Sec. of State Anthony Blinken made two recent moves that will raise alarms among pro-lifers and other conservatives… First, he “repudiated” the work of the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights, founded by former Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and chaired by Harvard Professor Mary Ann Glendon… At the same time, Blinken promised to elevate “sexual and reproductive rights” in the annual human rights report ….

Latest CDC Data: 117,626 Black Children Killed by Abortion, 33.6% of Total

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – The latest available data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), show that 117,626 black children were killed by surgical abortion in the U.S. in 2018, and these deaths accounted for 33.6% of the total abortions that year… Moreover, these data were collected by the CDC from only 31 reporting areas in the country, which means the actual number of blacks killed by abortion is higher. ..

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Said: “It Is I – Do Not Be Afraid”

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 6:16-21 – When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea rose because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat. …

Saint of the Day for April 17: St. Benedict Joseph Labre

By Franciscan Media – Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God’s special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest. Because of poor health and a lack of suitable academic preparation he was unsuccessful in his attempts to enter the religious life. ..

Facebook Bans Report on BLM Co-Founder’s $3.2M Home Purchases, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Assuming the role as news guardian, Facebook was called out by social media users and the conservative media for censoring the Post’s story – reportedly because it did not support the leftist news narrative the platform chooses to forward and promote. …

The Resistance, by Rodney Pelletier

By  Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – It will require heroic virtue to survive this demonic age where it seems that even the Church Herself has been handed over to evil men… The last 50 years have seen a dearth of true doctrinal teaching. Most people haven’t heard their priests actually preach everything the Church teaches… But now, with nearly everyone having easy access to the internet, a treasury of Catholic information is there for everyone who wants it.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Four Qualities Manifest by The Apostles Just After Pentecost

Msgr. Charles Pope – It is worthwhile to look back at a text that was read on Saturday (Saturday of the Octave of Easter). It is from Acts and sets forth a picture of courage and holy boldness that is too little evident in many Catholics. Let’s look at the passage, which takes place just after the healing of the paralyzed man at the gate called beautiful. And then let’s reflect on four qualities that the Apostles Peter and John manifest.

Judge Blasts Abortion: “Many Think Eugenics Ended With the Horrors of the Holocaust. It Did Not”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A federal judge issued a strong opinion this week in favor of an Ohio law that bans abortions on unborn babies with Down syndrome, arguing that the horrific eugenic beliefs adopted by the Nazis continue today with abortions… On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Ohio to enforce its Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act.

Federal Government Caught Buying ‘Fresh’ Flesh Of Aborted Babies Who Could Have Survived As Preemies, by Edie Heipel

By Edie Heipel, The Federalist – Americans should be outraged their government participates in the wide-scale human trafficking operation that created a market for harvesting the organs of murdered infants… This article contains disturbing information about human dismemberment… Last week, legal accountability group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell: a nearly 600-page report proving the U.S. government has been buying and trafficking “fresh” aborted baby body parts.

NCAA Doubles Down on Woke, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – It’s banning championships and tournaments from being held in states that enact laws governing sports by biology… When it comes to competitive fairness and preserving women’s athletics, the NCAA has declared it will do no such thing. In a recently released statement, the NCAA said it “firmly and unequivocally” supports the inclusion of biological males who “identify” as female in women’s sports.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Miraculous Sign of Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 6:1-15 – After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were diseased. Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. …

Saint of the Day for April 16:  St. Bernadette Soubirous

By Franciscan Media – Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. …

On banning the Tridentine liturgy, and selling the Edsel, By Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – We’ve been hearing the claims for years now: “The Tridentine rite is unattractive.” “Young people are turned off by the old Latin Mass.” “Nobody wants it.”.. Gee, is that why liberal Catholics are so anxious to ban the old rite?… Try this: Drop in on a local car dealer’s showroom, and ask the boss whether he’d like Congress to outlaw sales of the Edsel. He’ll laugh, of course.

Democrats Have Gone Full-On Dictator Mode, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – And so, some Congressional Democrats have gone full-on dictator mode and today  introduced a bill to expand the Supreme Court to 13 Justices. This scheme known as “court-packing” (as usual, they’re trying to redefine the term, but we use words appropriately around here) would let them appoint four more liberal activists to the SCOTUS to outvote the current (occasionally) conservative majority.

“I Am Asking You To Love As I Love”, by Constance T. Hull

By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange – Christ tells us that the world will know we are His disciples by our love. He calls all of us to love as He loves. Can the world see our love? Do we seek to love fully as He loves? Our culture is starving for our authentic witness. Many in the Church who are overburdened, wounded, and struggling need our joyful witness. Resurrection people are also a crucified people. A people who seek to put others before themselves in the image of Christ.

Fr. Reese and the Dangerous Latin Mass, by Jane Stannus

By Jane Stannus, Crisis Magazine – But it’s still delightful to see Fr. Reese openly admit the power of the traditional Mass to draw souls. Only authoritative force, he believes, can stop children and young people from attending it! The whole point of this Vatican II/liturgical reform business was—supposedly—to appeal to youth, to bring the Church up to date, to get with the times. But it has backfired so badly that the precious young people are voting with their feet and packing into traditional Masses.

Record Number of Congress Members Sign Petition to Make Pelosi Allow Vote to Stop Infanticide, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A record number of members of Congress have signed a discharge petition to try to make pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi allow a vote on the House floor on the Born Alive bill to stop infanticide and protect babies who have survived abortions… Some 202 members signed the discharge petition filed by Representative Kat Cammack (R-Fl.) — who was joined by Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House Whip, and Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) — to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to the House floor for a vote.

Vatican Hosting Fauci, Chelsea Clinton, Pfizer CEO, Big Tech Oligarchs at ‘Health’ Conference, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Vaccine developers, Mormon elders, pro-abortion Chelsea Clinton, population control advocate Jane Goodall, a New Age activist, a prominent UK Muslim scholar, and a pro-abortion American actress known for posing nude, are all speakers at an upcoming Vatican conference on ‘health.’ There are only two Catholic clergy listed amongst the 114 speakers.

Scientists Predict Death Spike in Vaccinated, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Expert warns UK modelers are ‘following the science’ down a rabbit hole… The most deaths in a third coronavirus wave will consist of people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, British scientists are warning in a new doomsday report… Speaking to Church Militant, academic and mental-health ethicist Niall McCrae noted that “the report’s prediction that 70% of COVID-19 deaths will be of dual-vaccinated people is quite startling.”

100 Republicans Tell Joe Biden: Don’t Force Americans to Fund Abortion and Planned Parenthood, by Henry Rogers

By Henry Rogers, LifeNews – Over 100 Republicans signed and sent a letter to President Joe Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to not suspend and revise the Protect Life Rule in order to prevent Title X funds from being used for abortion… Becerra and the Biden administration would be undoing the Trump administration’s rules which required organizations that perform abortions or send abortion referrals to do so in separate buildings from those that receive Title X federal funding.

Go, and Die for Your People, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – On September 14, 2018, Bishop Robert Morneau, a retired auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin, issued a short letter in which he admitted that, in 1979, he had failed to report a priest to local authorities for abusing a minor… What made Bishop Morneau’s letter so remarkable was not just his admission of failure almost forty years after the fact, but what he proposed to do in light of that failure …

CNA: Members of Congress Want a Vote to Protect Abortion Survivors – Will They Get One?

By Catholic News Agency – Members of the House are once again trying to bring up a vote on legislation protecting infant survivors of abortions… On Wednesday, Rep. Kat Cammack (R-Fla.) filed a discharge petition to force a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act; the bill would require infants surviving abortions to receive the same standard of care as other prematurely-born babies.

Daunte Wright’s Death Reveals the Left’s Impossible Dream, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We satirists are as obsolete as type-writer repairmen, and we ought to just admit it.
And yes, there really are Catholic inquisition re-enactors (some teaching in colleges) who think that the take-away lesson from the bishops’ criminal coverup of priestly sex abuse is simple. Give those very same bishops (like Blaise Cupich) power to arrest any baptized Christian (for instance, a pesky investigative reporter) as a heretic.

LGBTQ Students Sue Department of Education Over Alleged ‘Discriminatory Practices’ at Christian Universities

By Emma Riley, CNS News – LGBTQ students are suing the U.S. Department of Education because of alleged “discriminatory practices” at Christian universities that receive federal funding and yet impose traditional, Bible-based morals’ rules on their students… Christian or religious schools that receive federal funding currently are allowed under Title IX to obtain a “religious exemption,” which permits them to discriminate against students or actions that violate the institutions’ religious beliefs.

‘Vaccines’ and the Common Good? by Rodney Pelletier 

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Why are Pope Francis and the U.S. Catholic bishops pushing an unvetted medical intervention as a moral necessity?… In December, the USCCB called reception of the various China virus vaccines a “moral responsibility for the common good,” despite the shots’ morally questionable link to abortion.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Cardinal Pell’s Aquittal, One Year Later

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – In the intervening year, there have been four major developments in Cardinal Pell’s story… The most significant is the publication of the first volume of Prison Journal, the daily diary that Cardinal Pell wrote while incarcerated. With a spirit remarkably free of bitterness or self-pity, the cardinal recalls how his world shrank to his cell, “seven to eight metres long, more than two meters wide on the side of the opaque window.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: He Who Believes in the Son Has Eternal Life

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 3:31-36 – He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all. He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony; he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. …

Saint of the Day for April 15: Blessed Caesar de Bus

Franciscan Media – Like so many of us, Caesar de Bus struggled with the decision about what to do with his life. After completing his Jesuit education he had difficulty settling between a military and a literary career. He wrote some plays but ultimately settled for life in the army and at court.

Breaking News: CNN Deplatformed Trump! by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – A contender for my favorite movie line is the faux declaration of shock expressed by the corrupt police prefect, Captain Louis Renault, in the classic 1942 film “Casablanca.” Upon “discovering” there was gambling in “Rick’s Café Américain,” Renault, who is the perennial beneficiary of that illegal enterprise, insists, “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!”

Report: Democrats to Unveil Court-packing Bill; Expands Supreme Court to 13

By Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart – Expanding the Supreme Court to 13 justices would give liberal justices a nominal 7-6 majority. Congress can set the size of the Supreme Court without a constitutional amendment, though the last president who tried to pack the Supreme Court, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was opposed by his own party… His effort is viewed by historians as a crude power grab — but one that ultimately convinced the Court to stop striking down his New Deal legislation and to allow government powers to grow.

The Offensiveness Pandemic, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine – The Act of Contrition, one of the basic penitential prayers of the Catholic Church, begins with the words, “Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended thee.” We have a solemn obligation not to offend God. And we offend God by sinning. It is hard to take seriously those politically correct individuals who oppose all forms of offensiveness when they do not take into consideration how they may be offending God.

Prominent Jesuit Calls for Young People to be Banned From Traditional Latin Mass, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – The dissident former editor of Jesuit-run America Magazine, Fr. Thomas J. Reese, S.J., has launched a scathing attack on traditional Catholics and the traditional Mass, declaring that the form of the Mass which was the norm before the Second Vatican Council should “disappear,” and that children should be banned from attending it.

How Catholic Men Can Rise Up and Fight: A Practical Guide, by Jason Negri

By Jason Negri, Crisis Magazine – Last week, Leila Lawler and Leila Miller co-authored an article for Crisis Magazine entitled Catholic Men, Rise Up and Fight. This exhortation is a Cri de Coeur from women who are sick of what’s going on in their Church, and they are begging men to address the problem. Here is one man’s response… Mesdames Lawler and Miller, I hear you.

Giving Others a Reason to Be Christian, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – It is salvation from sin that Christ won, after all, and not any other salvation, in this life.  “He saved others; he cannot save himself,” mocked the Scribes and elders (Mt 27:42), wrongly understanding by “salvation” merely his miracles – his healings and exorcisms.  A strange mockery, this, which leads the mockers to take up common cause with disease and the devil!

WATCH: CNN Director Admits Network Engaged in “Propaganda” to Defeat President Trump

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Project Veritas released a new video today exposing CNN Director Charlie Chester, who admitted that his network engaged in propaganda to benefit Biden’s candidacy during the 2020 election to the detriment of then-President Trump… Chester also said CNN has a pre-determined agenda when reporting on COVID-19 and climate change… “Look what we did, we [CNN] got Trump out. I am 100% going to say it, and I 100% believe that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out…I came to CNN because I wanted to be a part of that”

Pope Francis ‘Hurt’ by CDF Repudiation of Homosexual Unions, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – Juan Carlos Cruz, a gay journalist and survivor of clerical sexual abuse, is claiming that Pope Francis is “hurt” by the Vatican’s Feb. 22 declaration affirming Catholic teachings on marriage and human sexuality — despite having endorsed the declaration… “I spoke with the pope,” Cruz told Chile’s La Tercera newspaper in an April 10 article, adding, “I don’t want to betray a confidence, but I know that the pope is a man who is very hurt by this, although ultimately he is responsible.”

Looking for a Personal Relationship with Jesus? Take the Eucharist, Say the Church Fathers

By James R. A. Merrick, Ph.D., Catholic East Texas – It wasn’t until college that I experienced a slight change of heart. During study in England and Scotland, I toured the monumental medieval Salisbury Cathedral. I was awestruck. I heard the guide explain that the building represented architecturally the theology of the medieval Church. Through chiseled stone, soaring ceiling, and flying buttress, they gave occupants the sense that God is majestic and mysterious, luminous and lovely, almighty and all-wise.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: God so Loved the World That He Gave Us His Only Son

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 3:16-21 – For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. …

Saint of the Day for April 14: Blessed Peter Gonzalez

Franciscan Media – Saint Paul had a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Many years later, the same proved true for Peter Gonzalez, who triumphantly rode his horse into the Spanish city of Astorga in the 13th century to take up an important post at the cathedral. The animal stumbled and fell, leaving Peter in the mud and onlookers amused.

FDA, CDC Urge Halting Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over ‘Extremely Rare’ Blood Clotting, by Jordan Davidson

By Jordan Davidson, The Federalist – The Food and Drug Administration along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging COVID-19 vaccination sites to cease administering doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after a minimum of six women in the United States suffered from a type of blood clotting that, in at least one case, was fatal. …

Born and Unborn: Answering Objections to Constitutional Personhood, by John Finnis 

By John Finnis, First Things – Are there sufficient reasons for the Court to hold that the unborn are persons within the meaning of the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment? Edward Whelan continues to doubt it. He also questions whether such a holding would have much legal effect. To these doubts he a

Texas Has Fewer COVID Cases Than Michigan — Despite Nearly 20M More People and No Restrictions, by Jon Miltimore

By Jon Miltimore, The Stream – In Michigan, CNN reports that state statics show its case count hit 9,350 on Saturday, the highest since December 7. Its 3-day rolling average on April 4 was 6,995… In Texas, it was 1,646… In other words, as of Sunday, Texas has about one-fourth as many cases as Michigan even though it has zero restrictions — and 20 million more people.

SCOTUS Says at-Home Religious Services are Permitted in California, by Dorothy C. McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Californians may exercise their freedom of religion through at-home worship services once again, according to a new ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court… Last Friday night, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift COVID-19 restrictions California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) had placed on religious meetings in private homes.

Major News Outlets Pledge to Begin Calling ‘Climate Change’ a ‘Climate EMERGENCY’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – A number of major news organizations worldwide, ranging from Scientific American and The Columbia Journalism Review to The Guardian and Al Jazeera, have signed a pledge to begin referring to “climate change” as a “climate emergency” in their reporting… “Scientific American has agreed with major news outlets worldwide to start using the term ‘climate emergency’ in its coverage of climate change” …

Catholic Podcaster Patrick Coffin: This is the ‘Remote Dress Rehearsal’ for the Antichrist

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – “I think what we’re living through now is what I would call a remote dress rehearsal for the Antichrist,” he said. “All this confusion coming out of Rome is a remote preparation for the rise of the Antichrist. I think there’s a certain universal softening of the ground that’s happening.”… “I think what’s happening in Rome now is even more potent because it has the external appearances of religious authenticity,” he continued. “And yet it has a forked tongue … I’m not saying the Pope is the Antichrist.

Why Scandals in the Catholic Church Should Not Lead Us to Abandon Ship, by Peter Kwasniewski

By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSiteNews – The possibility and the probability and the actuality of scandal confronts me with an existential question: What is the Church, what is Catholicism, who is Christ, for me? Can I perceive and hold on to what is true, what is good, and what is beautiful in the midst of smokescreens, counterfeits, hideous distortions? Isn’t the fact that I can recognize and lament what is not true, good, or beautiful a kind of proof that the Lord’s voice is not silenced by the noise and the dissonance?

Joe Biden Removes Abortion Pill Limits, Abortion Drugs Will Now Kill More Babies Than Ever, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Joe Biden’s administration issued a temporary halt to health and safety regulations on abortion drugs Monday, allowing abortion facilities to sell the dangerous drugs through the mail without ever seeing the woman in person… Pro-life leaders warned that the change will put women’s lives at risk as well as their unborn babies and increase the risk of coercion and abuse.

Bishop Hoeppner Becomes 9th U.S. Bishop Forced to Resign In Post-McCarrick Sex Abuse Crisis

By Peter, Complicit Clergy – Minnesota bishop who was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse has resigned, the Vatican said Tuesday… Hoeppner is the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under the new norms of Vos Estis Lux Mundi issued after the much ballyhooed 2019 Vatican Sex Abuse Summit.

Msgr. Charles Pope: An Easter Exhortation for Tough Times

By Msgr. Charles Pope – As we all know, this was perhaps the strangest Easter that any of us have experienced  at least collectively. The liturgical calendar shouts new life and victory over the grave, and yet throughout the world, many are hunkered down in the fear of death. Despite the Easter glow these are dark days for many who suffer illness or economic stress. But, to be sure, the first Easter was experienced in great uncertainty and danger.

The Height of BLM Hypocrisy, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – BLM took in $90 million in “donations” last year alone. So, naturally, why wouldn’t self-proclaimed Marxist Patrisse Cullors, BLM’s 37-year-old high-profile cofounder, not want to cash in some of her chips for a nice house in a white suburb?… BLM got its start with the Zimmerman/Martin race-bait hoax in 2013 and ramped up after the 2014 “hands up, don’t shoot” hoax in Ferguson, Missouri. But BLM solidified its brand after Trump’s election, when the Democrats put their “division and hate political apparatus” in high gear.

After Disrupting Liturgy in London, Police Express Empty ‘Regret’ but Make No Promises, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – On Good Friday, police told the Catholics praying at Christ the King that they were participating in an “unlawful assembly.” No charges were filed, no fines were assessed. Since the congregation complied with the orders to go home, no one was punished… But wait: Were any police officers punished or reprimanded for this gross violation of religious freedom? Did Church officials file complaints? Evidently not.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Must Be Born Anew

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 3:7-15 – Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.’ The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can this be?” …

Saint of the Day for April 13: St. Martin I

Franciscan Media – When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire and the patriarch of Constantinople was the most influential Church leader in the eastern Christian world. The struggles that existed within the Church at that time were magnified by the close cooperation of emperor and patriarch..

Enough! This is What Domestic Terrorism Looks Like, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – The people who attended President Trump’s January 6 rally, some of whom got out of hand and entered the Capitol Building — and a few of whom got way out of hand and confronted Capitol Hill police — have been labeled “domestic terrorists.” This narrative is now used as pretext for virtually everything the left wants to do to take control, including all-out assaults on free speech …

Cooperating With Evil, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – This is the time where lies are touted as truth. The basis of journalism should be truth. The truth of any matter should always be of central importance to all journalists, but today’s cultural and political climate reveals the opposite… According to a Rasmussen poll, more than half of likely voters do not trust the media and 54% believe the media is just trying to help Joe Biden pass his agendas.

The Satanic Corruption of Love, by Paul Krause

By Paul Krause, Crisis Magazine – Satan parodies God and corrupts what God has created. Satan therefore corrupts our understanding of love. Those who claim that love is anything but willing the good of others are nothing less than Satan’s witting and unwitting storm troopers. Those who claim that love is about directing the sinner to God for the sinner’s sake (just as Christ redirected sinners to God with the stipulation “sin no more”) are the true exponents of love.

Sex, Gender and a Whole Lot of Confusion

By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News – Deep confusion about sexual identity is a seeming cornerstone of contemporary society, plaguing not only our institutions and laws, but, sadly, the lived experiences of many. But according to Abigail Favale, a deeper linguistic confusion undergirds much of our inability to make sense of who we are in a way that fully integrates all the factors, including our bodies.

Nancy Pelosi Blocked Bill to Stop Infanticide 75 Times, This Pro-Life Congresswoman is Fighting Back, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act would require that a baby who is born alive after a failed or attempted abortion receives the same medical care as any other newborn. It would penalize doctors who allow infants to die or who intentionally kill a newborn following a failed abortion… Republicans in Congress have been trying to pass the legislation for years, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats who control the U.S. House have blocked it almost 80 times.

Msgr. Charles Pope: God’s Perfect Mercy – A Meditation for Divine Mercy Sunday

Msgr. Charles Pope – We live in times in which mercy, like so many other things, has become a detached concept in people’s minds, separated from the things that really help us to understand it. For indeed, mercy makes sense and is necessary because we are sinners in desperate shape. Yet many today think it unkind and unmerciful to speak of sin as sin. Many think that mercy is a declaration that God doesn’t really care about sin, or that sin is not a relevant concept.

Abstain From Evil — Not From Love, by E. Christian Brugger

By E. Christian Brugger, EWTN News – Jesus asks of us what he asked of himself. He asks for our obedience to the Father’s will. He does not need our evildoing in order to bring about his purposes in our lives and in the world… So while we sympathize with people in hard situations — and yours is surely very hard — the Church teaches that one must not conclude that because the situation is hard, therefore it is okay to do evil.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Unless One Is Born Anew

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 3:1-8 – Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” …

Saint of the Day for April 12: St. Teresa of Los Andes

Franciscan Media,  Apr 12, 2021 Saint Teresa of Los Andes’ Story – (July 13, 1900 – April 12, 1920) One needn’t live a long life to leave […]

“WE AT WAR!!” Chaos in the Streets of Minnesota Tonight as Thugs Clash with Police, by Todd Starnes

By Todd Starnes – The National Guard has been called out to put down the unrest in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis. Thugs are clashing with police tonight and looting nearby businesses… The chaos came after a police-involved shooting that left one suspect dead.

What is Required for Effective Evangelism? by F.X. Cronin

By F.X. Cronin, Catholic Exchange – In the early years after Jesus’ Resurrection and the establishment of the Church, God sent His selected disciples out to enlighten the known world and to preserve it. St. Paul comes to mind as does St. Peter. He called them and others to go far from home to share the Good News with those across the known reaches of the world of its day.

All Eyes on Taiwan as U.S.-China Tensions, Rhetoric Heat Up, by John Solomon

By John Solomon, Just the News – Chinese and U.S. aircraft carriers are patrolling near the Taiwan Strait. Taipei is running military drills and increasing emergency defense spending. And America’s top diplomat is upping the ante, starkly warning Beijing not to invade… It is fair to say that all eyes in the world are on the island of Taiwan this spring as Communist China takes an increasingly aggressive posture to a neighbor it has long wanted to annex and reunify with.

Equality Act: Combating Christians and Coercing Churches, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – The so-called Equality Act, HR 5, pushed by President Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will prevent churches which follow sexual morality as taught by Moses and Jesus Christ from obtaining commercial bank loans. Individuals who abide by the same teaching will see their employment opportunities severely curtailed under the bogus Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) provisions of HR 5.

Pope Francis Calls for ‘Global Governance’ and ‘Universal Vaccines’ in Letter to Globalist Financial Summit, by Michael Hayne

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has addressed the World Bank and International Monetary Fund at their spring meeting, calling for “global governance” in light of COVID-19, strongly advocating for universal vaccines, and bemoaning the “ecological debt” which is owed to “nature itself.”… Francis has aligned himself with global corporations committed to anti-Catholic agendas… Francis focused on calling for a system of global government which would implement a new societal order upon the world, based upon climate change policies and universal vaccination.

WATCH! USCCB: Soft on Abortion

By Paul Brock, Church Militant, April 11, 2021 – Failure of leadership – In this week’s Mic’d Up report, the roots of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops are analyzed.

Students Resisting Liberal Shift, by Chris Woodward, Bob Kellogg

By Chris Woodward, Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Kara Zupkus of Young America’s Foundation (YAF) says her organization has received “hundreds and hundreds” of tips since COVID began last year… “I think a part of it is the fact that everything’s online right now, so it’s a lot easier for students to gain … video or audio of their professors going off the rails in class, saying crazy things, and discriminating against conservative students,” Zupkus submits.

The Biden Administration, the Worst Case Scenario and How We Should Respond

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Joe Biden has been President of the United States for less than three months, but already, the fears of many conservatives are being realized. On many different fronts, things are going in a very wrong and dangerous direction. The question is: What can we do about it? How do we respond?.. In no particular order, consider the following… 1) H.R. 1 would dramatically reshape our electoral system so as to cement Democratic rule for decades to come…

The Church Under Our Noses, by Bevil Bramwell

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, The Catholic Thing – Looking at the Church, we see Jesus Christ. Or should, anyway. If we do not see him, then there might be something wrong – with us. Perhaps we have gotten distracted by what some Catholics are getting up to. Perhaps we have gotten distracted by the situation of the Church in Germany or in China. Or perhaps we are just jaded and don’t see spiritual things any more… It is really good that we spare a thought and a prayer for our brothers and sisters in Germany and China. …

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella: The Vatican Remains Silent on the Persecution of Chinese Christians

By  Fr. Mario Alexis Portella, Crisis Magazine – …during his solemn Urbi et Orbi Easter blessing on Easter Sunday, Francis snubbed the Uighurs as he carefully omitted any reference to those suffering human rights abuses under China’s Communist regime when he named an array of countries, such as Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Nigeria, and Tigray where people are plagued by violence and conflict… All things being equal, there is one group whose suffering the Argentinian pope has yet to acknowledge—the Chinese Christians, whose plight is getting worse by the day.

Liberty Counsel: Supreme Court Strikes Down Gov Gavin Newsome’s Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies

By Liberty Counsel, LifeNews – In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an emergency injunction pending appeal, thus finding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions on home Bible study and worship violate the First Amendment… The Court also gives a summary list of everything Liberty Counsel has been arguing for the last year: “First, government regulations are not neutral and generally applicable, and therefore trigger strict scrutiny under the Free Exercise Clause, whenever they treat any comparable secular activity more favorably than religious exercise. …

Still Going Viral… This Catholic Priest Fears No One But God. Hear Him Take on Biden, Tame Bishops and Pro-Choice Believers, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – A Sermon for the Next Great Awakening… when James Robison sent me one video recently, I was glad it didn’t have a transcript. I wouldn’t have missed this delivery, or the speaker’s honest passion, for anything in the world. Robison’s comments on the video promised a lot: “If all pastors and priests would preach with courage, conviction, and compassion like this we would witness the next Great Awakening.”

Chinese Christians Held in Secretive Brainwashing Camps, by Li Nuo

Radio Free Asia – Authorities in China are detaining Christians in secretive, mobile “transformation” facilities to make them renounce their faith, RFA has learned… A member of a Christian “house church” in the southwestern province of Sichuan who asked to be identified by a pseudonym Li Yuese said he was held in a facility run by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s United Front Work Department, working in tandem with the state security police, for 10 months after a raid on his church in 2018.

Once Upon a Time, in America, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – Pictures come to mind when I think of the Lonely Revolution – that deterioration of the principles governing sexual behavior in the ruins of the Christian West… One is of my father and my mother, before they were married, and of my father’s brother and his fiancée, at a lake near home. It is difficult to explain to young people how varied and energetic our social life once was in America; outdoors whenever it could be, indoors otherwise – at dance halls, playhouses, bowling alleys, schoolhouses, diners, and churches.

JOE BIDEN’S AMERICA: One Nation Under Davos, by  Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – In this week’s episode of The Editor’s Desk, Michael J. Matt hits the following hot topics: President Biden’s super spiritual Easter message… Pope Francis calls on the IMF & World Bank to establish a global governing body… Matt Damon: The Davos/Great Reset guy… Klaus Schwab grew up in Nazi Germany. So why is he still into eugenics?… Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution the Fourth Reich?

Paternal Oppression, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – The Catholic priesthood is suffering from a homosexual infestation, and it’s negatively affecting how people perceive and understand the Church. For the last 20 years, the Church has been known as a haven for pederasts rather than the dispensary of God’s grace… The damage done to souls is incalculable, and it seems like nobody in a position of authority wants to do anything about it.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Go and Preach the Gospel to the Whole Creation

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 16:9-15 – Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. After this he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. ..

Saint of the Day for April 10: St. Magdalen of Canossa

Franciscan Media,  Apr 10, 2021 (March 1, 1774 – April 10, 1835) Saint Magdalen of Canossa’s Story Wealth and privilege did nothing to prevent today’s saint from […]

Judge Permanently Bans David Daleiden From Releasing More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – As expected, a federal judge who has ties to Planned Parenthood permanently blocked undercover journalist David Daleiden this week from releasing additional videos that Daleiden says show evidence of infanticide in the abortion industry… U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the permanent injunction at the request of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) and demanded that Daleiden turn over the video footage, according to lawyers representing NAF.

Zogby Poll: 32% Say Fauci Looking Out for Big Pharma, Not Public, LifeSiteNews

By Children’s Health Defense, LifeSiteNews – In a new nationwide online poll conducted by John Zogby Strategies, 32% of respondents said they believe Dr. Anthony Fauci has the “pharmaceutical industry’s best interest at heart,” not the public’s… Among three specific groups, the percentage was even higher: 18- to 29-year-olds (41%), Hispanics (42%) and Blacks (38%). ..

America is a Pagan Nation: Now What? by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Gallup has been measuring church membership in this country since the 1930’s, and from 1937 until 2000, the percentage of Americans who claim membership in a church (or synagogue or mosque) remained relatively stable around 70%. Yet starting in 2000 (there’s that year again), the percentage has fallen off a cliff, and for the first time ever, is now below 50%. There are now more Americans who deny church membership than claim it. We are officially a pagan nation.

Pro-Life Democrat Mayor Becomes a Republican: “There’s Simply No Compromise” on Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Another Democrat politician has left the party because of its increasingly radical pro-abortion agenda… North Las Vegas, Nevada Mayor John Lee announced his switch to the Republican Party on Tuesday… “When you’re a pro-life Democrat, a pro-gun Democrat, and you’re a very conservative person, that’s not really well known in the Democratic party anymore. And so for me to hang on as long as I did hoping the party would change, it didn’t. It got worse”

Pope Francis Tries to Rehabilitate Judas, Part I, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – My own Catholic world is being roiled at the moment by Pope Francis’ latest effort to mark himself off as more “enlightened” than any of his predecessors, going all the way back to St. Peter. He’s trying to redeem the good name of the apostle who betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin, then ran off and hanged himself.

New World From Water, by Peter J. Leithart

By Peter J. Leithart, First Things – Water is life. Without the right water in the right proportions, earth would still be “formless and void.” Without water, we are formless and void. We’re roughly 60 percent water, nearly as liquid as Earth. Your brain is more than half water… Masaru Emoto asks, Where would we be if water were not a nearly universal solvent? Answer: In the hospital or dead. We’re microcosms, small waterworlds. Can baptism mean anything less than “new creation” and “new life”?

Defending the Resurrection, Dr. Luke Arredondo

By Dr. Luke Arredondo, St. Philip Institute – If someone asks you to identify the single most important doctrine in Christianity, how would you reply? It’s probably not the principle of double effect. Could it be the fall of Adam and Eve? Creation itself? The infallibility of Scripture? All of those are fine and well, and very important for Christianity. But according to St. Paul, there is one teaching that stands out above all the rest. If this one teaching is true, it changes everything, and if it is not, then everything is a lie.

Republicans Who Can’t Oppose Child Mutilation Should Get Out Of Office, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – To explain his veto of a bill that would have protected children from transgender genital mutilation, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson claimed it would be “a vast government overreach.”.. Using language similar to North Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s in vetoing a bill to protect girls’ sports from unfair and irrational transgender male competition, Hutchinson further claimed: I don’t shy away from the battle when it is necessary and defensible. …

Temporary Madness, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – And so we have tens of millions of ordinary Americans, not to mention much of our mainstream media, most of our entertainment industry, and the President of the United States, supporting the really weird idea that an eight-year-old boy can choose to be a girl if he feels like it… We’re passing through a period of collective insanity – let us hope and pray just a temporary insanity. This happened to us once before – in the 1850s when one mad decision after another drove us toward an appalling civil war:

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Revealed Himself Again to the Disciples

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 21:1-14 – After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.”

Saint of the Day for April 9: St. Casilda

Franciscan Media – Some saints’ names are far more familiar to us than others, but even the lives of obscure holy persons teach us something… And so it is with Saint Casilda. Her father was a Muslim leader in Toledo, Spain, in the 10th century. Casilda was a devout Muslim but was kind to Christian prisoners.

St. Joseph: The “Mr. Right” of the Renaissance, by Elizabeth Lev

By Elizabeth Lev, Aleteia – St. Augustine stepped in to argue for the goods of marriage, insisting that it provided for procreation of children, contained concupiscence, and fostered companionship between the two sexes. Little did the Bishop of Hippo know that St. Joseph would wind up being the face of the model marriage.

Crime Increasing in Democrat-Run Cities, by Rodney Pelletier  

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s statistics, homicides increased by 25% between 2019 and 2020… Riots took over the country last summer, inspired by leftist media and Black Lives Matter, over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Since that started, there has been over $2.2 billion in property damage — the highest price tag for riot damage in U.S. history.

Pope Francis Calls for ‘Global Governance’ and ‘Universal Vaccines’ in Letter to Globalist Financial Summit, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – Francis has recently called for a “new world order,” saying that the “drama of wasting” the COVID-19 “crisis” would be worse than the disruption caused by COVID measures across the globe… On that occasion too, he dealt with the topic of salvation, once again viewing it with a purely earthly understanding, and linking salvation to the new world order and a focus of green policies: “The path to humanity’s salvation passes through the creation of a new model of development, which unquestionably focuses on coexistence among peoples in harmony with Creation.”…

EXCLUSIVE – Former Pfizer VP: ‘Your Government is Lying to You in a Way That Could Lead to Your Death.’, by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – Dr. Michael Yeadon, Pfizer’s former VP… who spent 32 years in the industry leading new medicines research and retired from the pharmaceutical giant with “the most senior research position” in his field, spoke with LifeSiteNews… He addressed the “demonstrably false” propaganda from governments in response to COVID-19, including the “lie” of dangerous variants, the totalitarian potential for “vaccine passports,” and the strong possibility we are dealing with a “conspiracy” which could lead to something far beyond the carnage experienced in the wars and massacres of the 20th century.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Opened Their Minds to Understand the Scriptures

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 24:35-48 – Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them. But they were startled and frightened, and supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do questionings rise in your hearts?

Saint of the Day for April 8: St. Julie Billiart

Franciscan Media – Born in Cuvilly, France, into a family of well-to-do farmers, young Marie Rose Julie Billiart showed an early interest in religion and in helping the sick and poor. Though the first years of her life were relatively peaceful and uncomplicated, Julie had to take up manual work as a young teen when her family lost its money. …

Vaccine is Trojan for Totalitarian Takeover, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The former vice president of Pfizer is raising the alarm over a coercive regime of mass gene-based vaccinations resulting in a global digital database that will “provide the perfect tool for totalitarian control” over every human being on earth… In a lengthy interview Friday with British journalist James Delingpole, distinguished biochemist and pharmacologist Dr. Mike Yeadon described the COVID-19 vaccine as a Trojan horse that would be used to build “a common platform database” at a “supranational level.”

Lessons from Emmaus Road for the Anxious and Discouraged, by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – Without a doubt, our faith will be tested.  If put to the test, will we abandon all hope in Christ and look to our own efforts or will we trust in Him?  Will we have the kind of faith that endures trials and suffering?  People of faith are in for difficult times ahead and we must be prepared to withstand the pervasive influence of the secular world and the forces of evil that will be thrown against us.

Understanding Dryness in Our Prayer Life, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – Dryness in prayer happens as a result of generally one of two reasons: one is that God is calling us to a deeper journey inward, closer to Who He is as Mystery, and the other is that we are avoiding the inevitable suffering that often accompanies a greater faith. In the former case, we yearn for God out of love; in the latter case, we eschew Him out of fear.

Texas, Louisiana Sue Biden Administration for ‘Sanctuary Country’ Orders Freeing Illegal Aliens into U.S., by John Binder

By John Binder, Breitbart – Texas AG Ken Paxton (R) and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry (R) have filed suit against The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for “sanctuary country” policies that prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from arresting, detaining, and deporting most illegal aliens… In February, top DHS officials announced sanctuary country policies that prevent ICE agents from arresting and deporting about 9-in-10 illegal aliens who would otherwise be deported.

Mega-Corporations Going All In, and Out on Weak Limb, to Prove ‘Wokeness’, by Chris Woodward, Billy Davis

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – A conservative activist who routinely confronts powerful corporate bosses and their left-wing ideology is praising a newly-formed coalition that is confronting Big Business for partnering with leftists who hate capitalism and for promoting policies that alienate their own customers… Several groups have come together to form Stop Corporate Tyranny with a message to mega-corporations: Go back to selling Dr Pepper and flying planes instead of choosing sides in political and cultural battles.

America’s Enemies on the Move … While Biden Moves Against Americans, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Nature abhors a vacuum. So does the international stage. And with Joe Biden showing all the toughness of tissue paper, our rivals and enemies are on the move to take advantage… Russia has moved heavy artillery and tanks towards the Ukraine border, raising fears of an imminent offensive action. 4,000 heavily armed troops are on the move in Crimea, a US defense official told CNN… Well, how about Russia toying with Alaska? Russia is now spending “hours” in airspace near Alaska, the head of the North American Aerospace Defense Command said last week.

Canada: Police Raid, Shut Down Church for Violating Lockdown Order, But Abortion Clinics Can Keep Killing Babies

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Supposedly for the purpose of saving lives, authorities in Canada are erecting a fence around an Alberta church that held Easter services last week in violation of COVID-19 restrictions… Leaders of GraceLife Church in Alberta said police raided the church early Wednesday morning and then set up roadblocks to prevent anyone from entering the property… Church leaders also posted photos online showing a metal fence that authorities erected around the building to prevent people from coming to church.

When Politics Poisons Everything — Including Baseball, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – MLB actually believes in IDs, too. You need an ID to pick up your tickets or buy a beer at a baseball game. Here’s an experiment for you: Go to the pick-up window of your ballpark this summer and tell the ticket-person you forgot your ID. Good luck getting the tickets you paid for. And yet Major League Baseball cries foul if a state asks for your ID before you vote?

Catholic Men, Rise Up and Fight, by Leila Lawler & Leila Miller

By Leila Lawler & Leila Miller, Crisis Magazine – We’ve been writing for years about the crisis of manhood, and that crisis has come to a head within the past year, particularly in the Catholic Church. Now we write to call our men to be what God created them to be… The faithful have been abused through a year of cancelled Masses, locked churches, and denial of sacraments. We have been harassed by ushers, segregated by diktat, unable to bury loved ones, and/or kicked out of Mass (sometimes with police escort) for not wearing a mask; we are encouraged to see each other as walking contagions, not as our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Mask-Wearing Represents Fear and Blind Obedience, Not Science, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, American Greatness – a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 21, 2020, concluded: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Did Not Our Hearts Burn While He Opened to Us the Scriptures

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 24:13-35 – That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

Saint of the Day for April 7: St. John Baptist de La Salle

Franciscan Media – Complete dedication to what he saw as God’s will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de La Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction. As a young 17th-century Frenchman, John had everything going for him: scholarly bent, good looks, noble family background, money, refined upbringing. …

Rules for Thee, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Theologian and exorcist Fr. Chad Ripperger posted a video to YouTube in December 2020 called “Spiritual Warfare and Communism.” In it, he explains that much of the Left’s thinking is actually demonic psychology — the same tactics and psychology employed by the fallen angels. He shows that Marxism is, in fact, demonic.

Bishop Olmsted: Catholic Teaching on Communion Applies to Politicians Who Support Abortion Too

CNA – Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received worthily. This teaching is not partisan, but it certainly applies to political leaders who back abortion and euthanasia, Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has said in an apostolic exhortation on the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist…

CWN: Hans Küng, Dissident Theologian, Dead at 93

Catholic World News – In 1979, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a finding that Küng “can no longer be considered a Catholic theologian nor function as such in a teaching role.”… In September 2005, Küng had a private meeting with Pope Benedict XVI— who, in his earlier role as prefect of the CDF, had signed the 1979 Vatican censure. The Vatican described the encounter between the two former colleagues as “friendly,” but Küng would later blast Pope Benedict as “unteachable on matters of birth control and abortion.”

Embracing Cultural Marxism Will Only Hasten MLB’s Downfall, by J. Allen Cartwright

By J. Allen Cartwright, The Federalist – Major League Baseball was hemorrhaging viewers even before its ill-advised decision to “go woke,” with interest in the sport crashing to its lowest levels since 1937, leading to a flurry of rule changes in an attempt to spur interest among new fans. The shortened season and lack of fan attendance due to COVID-19 added to MLB’s misery, causing billions of dollars in lost revenue along with increasing debt.

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Does Jesus Mean When He Tells Mary Magdalene Not to Cling to Him Because He Has Not Yet Ascended?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – As the Easter Octave unfolds, we have in the Gospel this enigmatic statement of Our Lord Jesus to Mary Magdalene: Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to My Father and your Father, to My God and your God” (John 20:17)… There is much to ponder and distinguish here… First, we should set aside certain previous translations that rendered “Do not cling to me” as “Do not touch me.”

Fr. Thomas G. Morrow: Why You Should Seek Heaven More Than Riches

By Fr. Thomas G. Morrow, Catholic Exchange – The person who says this usually means he hopes to find happiness by the accumulation of riches. Although it seems that few people actually make that statement, a good number live as if that were their goal… We might think there are few instances of that happening today, but it happens in politics quite often. Politicians who claim to be Christians will become “pro-choice” (pro-abortion “rights”), or embrace a position favoring same-sex “marriage” so as to get elected despite biblical principles against these things.

‘Viral’ Video Shows Fiery Pastor Kicking Out Cops, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – A pastor is being praised as a hero for angrily confronting Canadian authorities who had entered a Calgary church to observe if the congregation was following the government’s COVID-19 restrictions… The two-minute confrontation, which has gone viral thanks to a video recording, shows five mask-wearing government officials being told to “Get out!” by Artur Pawlowski… he calls them “Nazis” and “Gestapo” for coming on Easter weekend, and tells them to only return if they come back with a warrant.

LifeNews: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Want ERA Approved to Make Abortion a Constitutional Right

By Sen. James Inhofe and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, LifeNews – When President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office, there was a grand celebration by pro-abortion groups. They see the Biden-Harris administration as their chance to dramatically expand access to abortion on demand… They claim that they are trying to resurrect the ERA – even if their actions are unconstitutional – to promote women’s empowerment …

LifeSiteNews: Bishop Strickland: Pornography Destroys the Family … and Human Dignity

By LifeSiteNews staff – In this week’s episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, Bishop Joseph Strickland calls on Church leaders and every Catholic to actively address the “plague of pornography” ravaging the culture. He also speaks out against the spreading of false gospels and teachings that are counter to those given to the Church by Jesus Christ… His Excellency also says that that every Christian, including Church leaders, must wake up to this plague and push back on the attacks being waged against Catholic truths on human dignity, the family, and morality.

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances

By Msgr. Charles Pope – When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament, we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in such a way that the sequence of events flows in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all or even most of the information. Some of the accounts seem to conflict. I have opined before that these apparent conflicts are usually not in fact true conflicts.

Doctors Said Premature Baby With Feet the Size of a Penny Would Never Walk, But She’s Doing Great

By Right to Life UK – A girl born two days after the abortion limit is now flourishing and attending primary school… Francesca Bradley-Curran was born after 24 weeks and 2 days’ gestation. Weighing only 1lb 6oz, her feet were only slightly bigger than a penny. Doctors told her parents, Victoria Bradley and Paul Curran, that even if their daughter did survive, she would never be able to walk or talk.

4 Fun Facts About Easter Week, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – The week following Easter Sunday continues the glorious celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Like Christmas, Easter is often celebrated by the secular world in the days leading up to the feast, but not after. This is in contrast to the liturgical celebration of these feasts, which only begins on the day itself and extends for many days and even weeks after.

Aldo Maria Valli Interviews Archbishop Vigano, by Aldo Maria Valli

By Aldo Maria Valli, Church Militant – “If today we are asked to choose between the Kingdom of Christ and the tyranny of the New World Order, we cannot avoid this choice and must carry it out consistently, asking the Lord for the strength to bear witness to Him even to the point of martyrdom.”

Is Mary Co-Redeemer? by David McPike

By David McPike, Crisis Magazine – Recently, Pope Francis declared that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the one “to whom Jesus entrusted us, all of us; but as a Mother, not as goddess, not as co-redeemer as Mother.” This comment generated much controversy in the Catholic world since one of Mary’s traditional titles is “Co-Redemptrix.”… So is Mary, the mother of our Lord, co-redeemer (aka co-redemptrix) with Christ?

The Coming Persectuion, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Persecution is a daily reality for many Catholics around the world. For most people in the West, however, it’s not a death sentence to wear a scapular or attend Mass daily. But owing to decadence and spiritual sloth, persecution is coming to places where Catholicism was once the center of culture.

It’s Time for Conservative-Led Boycotts, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – Donald Trump, for one, has seen enough. On Friday, he took issue with Major League Baseball’s cowardly and ill-informed boycott of Georgia, which was scheduled to host this year’s All-Star Game and annual draft. “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans,” he said, “and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections ….

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Have Seen the Lord!

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 20:11-18 – But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”…

Saint of the Day for April 6: St. Crescentia Hoess

By Franciscan Media – Crescentia was born in 1682, the daughter of a poor weaver, in a little town near Augsburg. She spent play time praying in the parish church, assisted those even poorer than herself and had so mastered the truths of her religion that she was permitted to make her first Holy Communion at the then unusually early age of 7. In the town she was called “the little angel.”

Land: MSNBC’s Joy Reid’s Rant Indicative of Satan’s Sway on Culture

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – MSNBC’s Joy Reid.. “The right has lost the culture wars, decisively – like a generation ago, including among their own kids. [They’re] fixating now on a new boogie-man – well, a boogie-kid, meaning trans youth.”.. Then she implied the fight for the soul of America was actually a sham.. “The culture wars are not about culture. They’re about keeping right-wing Christians engaged and voting Republican.” …

Biden and Corporate Wokesters Assault Election Integrity Laws, by Ken Blackwell

The Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Corporate titans tripping over themselves to be “woke” by condemning election integrity laws like Georgia’s S.B. 202… As a shareholder in the ownership of a major sports franchise and a former partner in a broadcast company, I could do whatever I want with profits once they were in my personal pocket. But I could not treat shareholders’ money that way when serving on a board or as a corporate officer.

The Church Exists Not for Your Pleasure, but for Your Sanctification, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, EWTN News – A young man, incensed by a Church so resistant to change that it would not adapt itself to meet his needs, approached the future St. Teresa of Calcutta to ask where he should start to shake things up. What structures ought to be dismantled straightaway? Where is the starting point? She answered him quite simply: “You and I are the starting point!”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Big Tech Doesn’t Have Right to Ban Free Speech, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Supreme Court issued an order today that President Donald Trump is now free to block whomever he chooses on Twitter, which will be difficult now that the liberal social media web site has banned his account. But an opinion Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued is drawing significant attention.

Archbishop Viganò: A Meditation on the Passion and Death of the Lord

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – The texts of the liturgy of the Sacred Triduum strike us, like the lash of a whip, for the crude brutality of the torments to which the Lord was subjected by the will of the Sanhedrin, at the order of the Roman procurator. The crowd, instigated by the high priests, invokes the innocent blood of the Son of God upon themselves and their children, denying in the space of just a few days the triumph which had been attributed to Him at His entrance into Jerusalem. ….

Msgr. Charles Pope: Easter Homily: Fearful Yet Overjoyed – The Journey to Resurrection Faith

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The Gospels of the Easter Octave describe not just an event but even more so a journey. It is tempting to think that the disciples and apostles, having seen the risen Lord, were immediately confirmed in their faith, stripped of all doubt… That is not the case, however. Nearly all the resurrection accounts make it clear that although seeing the risen Lord was “mind-blowing,” it was only a beginning. ..

EWTN: ‘Enter Into the Joy of Your Lord’: An Easter Homily From St. John Chrysostom

EWTN – Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise servants blissfully enter into the joy of their Lord; let those who have borne the burden of Lent now receive their pay, and those who have toiled since the first hour, let them now receive their due reward; let any who came after the third hour be grateful to join in the feast, and those who may have come after the sixth, let them not be afraid of being too late; for the Lord is gracious and He receives the last even as the first.

Christian, Religious Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Abortion: Killing Babies is a “Basic Human Need”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A group of Vermont religious leaders urged lawmakers to pass a state constitutional amendment that would keep abortion on demand legal if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade… In a letter to the editor of the Brattleboro Reformer, they argued that abortion — the direct, intentional killing of an unborn baby — is “health care,” and health care is a “basic human need.” Twenty religious leaders representing Christian, Jewish and Buddhist groups signed the letter.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: News of the Resurrection

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 28:8-15 – So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Hail!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” …

Saint of the Day for April 5: St. Vincent Ferrer

By Franciscan Media,  Apr 5, 2021 Saint Vincent Ferrer’s Story – (January 23, 1350 – April 5, 1419) The polarization in the Church today is a mild […]

Biden Admin.: Abortion ‘Rights’ as Important as Religious Liberty, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – Sec. of State Antony J. Blinken is pushing Democrats’ unbiblical agenda across the world, indicating that killing innocent preborn children is a global right … in the name of “women’s reproductive rights.”

Saving the Secular Easter, by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – For those who use as their calendar that great barometer of the year, i.e., the seasonal sales displays in retail stores and supermarkets, the passing of February’s red hearts for St. Valentine’s Day (or green shamrocks a month later for St. Patrick’s) makes way for Easter baskets and egg coloring kits. Indeed, for those of us who keep Lent, those baskets have almost a taunting quality …

Arch.Charles Chaput: Things Worth Dying For

By Archbishop Charles Chaput OFRM Cap., The Catholic Thing – Time has a purpose. The meaning of a sentence becomes clear when we put a period at the end of it. The same applies to life. When we talk about things worth dying for, we’re really talking about the things worth living for, the things that give life beauty and meaning. Thinking a little about our mortality puts the world in perspective. It helps us see what matters, and also the foolishness of things that, finally, don’t matter.

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky: A Program for Bolstering Faith

By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing – The bodily resurrection of Jesus is the crown jewel of our faith and defines our existence for eternity. Jesus forever breaks the power of sin, suffering, and death. The gates of heaven are now open to receive us if we follow Him. But without constantly recurring to the fact of the Resurrection, our faith degrades and fragments, and we risk our salvation.

London Cops Raid Polish Good Friday Service, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Metropolitan police officers unlawfully disrupted the Good Friday service at a Polish church in South London, ordering clergy to stop the Liturgy and threatening to fine or arrest faithful Catholics if they did not disperse immediately… “We were not allowed to finish the celebration. The police found our liturgical assembly illegal, ordering everyone to leave our church immediately, threatening a fine of £200 for each parishioner present or arrest,” the statement noted.

Pope Benedict XVI: The Icon of Holy Saturday (2010)

By Pope Benedict XVI, The Catholic Thing – One could say that the Shroud is the Icon of this mystery, the Icon of Holy Saturday. Indeed it is a winding-sheet that was wrapped around the body of a man who was crucified, corresponding in every way to what the Gospels tell us of Jesus… Holy Saturday is the day when God remains hidden, we read in an ancient homily: “What has happened? Today the earth is shrouded in deep silence, deep silence and stillness, profound silence because the King sleeps. . . .God has died in the flesh, and has gone down to rouse the realm of the dead.” …

This Holy Saturday, Remember The Disciples, Whose Fear And Weakness Is Our Own, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – Their courage in spreading the Word from Ukraine to Egypt and from India to Spain, and their bravery when put to death, serve as examples most of us can only hope to approach. But it comes more naturally to follow their path on Holy Saturday when Jesus lay in the tomb and his handpicked followers cowered in fear.

Vaccine ‘Passports,’ Incentives Raise Fears Over Privacy and Discrimination, by Daniel Payne

By Daniel Payne, Just the News – Efforts to institute “vaccine passports” that identify those inoculated against COVID-19 are raising alarm about infringing on the civil liberties and privacy of Americans on the other side of the pandemic, while business campaigns to incentivize both employees and customers to get shots are raising some concerns about discrimination.

For Your Discernment! The Vaccine Passport System is the Same as a “Social Credit System” (Watch)

By Naomi Wolf, – Liberal activist and author Dr. Naomi Wolf decries the “vaccine passport” plan as the end of human liberty in the West… Listen carefully …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: They Laid Him in a Rock-Hewn Tomb

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 16:1-7 – Luke 23:50-56 – Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.

Saint of the Day for April 3: St. Benedict the African

Franciscan Media – Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up… His parents were slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was very proud of those animals. In time, he joined a group of hermits around Palermo and was eventually recognized as their leader. ..

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: The Cross and Cancel Culture

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Crisis Magazine – …the 21st century twenty-something with virtually no understanding of Christianity might well ask, “What does the execution of a criminal two thousand years ago have to do with me?…Just how, exactly, does the gruesome death of an insurrectionist on a Friday afternoon so long ago and so far away wipe out the naughty things I’ve done?”… I sympathize. Just what does the crucifix mean to modern man with smart phones and jet planes?

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Jesus is Not a Dictator

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – Holy Thursday and the Last Supper provide us with a tender and complicated scene of personal relationships: an admixture of joy, melancholy, and disturbing prospects of denial and betrayal. The Sacred three days—the Triduum—conclude with the glorious Resurrection. The grand finale of the Easter Season includes the Ascension and Pentecost.

Archbishop Viganò: A Meditation on the Passion and Death of the Lord

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – The texts of the liturgy of the Sacred Triduum strike us, like the lash of a whip, for the crude brutality of the torments to which the Lord was subjected by the will of the Sanhedrin, at the order of the Roman procurator. The crowd, instigated by the high priests, invokes the innocent blood of the Son of God upon themselves and their children, denying in the space of just a few days the triumph which had been attributed to Him at His entrance into Jerusalem. …

States Rejecting, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – News anchor: “Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota and Texas have all lifted their mask mandates.”… More states are refusing mask mandates along with other pandemic protocols, and the establishment powers are not happy. Wisconsin and Wyoming are the latest states to stop mandating face coverings, despite Joe Biden’s apparent emotional plea… Joe Biden: “Please, this is not politics. Reinstate the mandate if you let it down.”

Vaccine Passport Totalitarianism, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Naomi Wolf: “This is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds as planned.”… Author Naomi Wolf is sounding the alarm on what vaccine passports are really about… Naomi Wolf: “It’s not about the vaccine. It’s not about the virus. It’s about your data, and once this rolls out, you don’t have a choice about being part of the system. What people have to understand is that any other functionality can be loaded onto that platform with no problem at all.”

WATCH! St. Philip Institute: This is the Night, A Short Film

St. Philip Institute, March 31, 2021 – A short film on the Paschal Triduum. Unbelieving and wounded, a young man darkens the doors of a Catholic Church on Holy Thursday.

Resisting Abortion-tainted Vaccines and the Culture of Death

By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Crisis Magazine – When we use vaccines or medicines which utilize cell lines originating from aborted babies, we physically benefit from the “fruits” of one of the greatest evils of mankind—the cruel genocide of the unborn. For if an innocent child had not been cruelly murdered, we would not have these concrete vaccines or medicines. We should not be so naive to not see that these vaccines and medicines not only offer a health benefit but also promise to promote the culture of death. 

The Test Is Upon Us. Will You Fail or Will You Prevail? by Tom Gilson

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – Multiple shootings. Joe Biden talking about an executive order on gun control. Jack Phillips in Colorado being repeatedly harassed by LGBT people. New York issuing COVID passports… We can all expect that, even while hoping and praying against it. I am sure of this, though: We are heading into a time of testing. Tests show what we’re made of: Who’s ready, who isn’t. Some of us will make it, some of us won’t. Will you prevail or will you fail?

The Passion of Our Lord is the Way to Holiness, by Constance T. Hull

By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange – In the last few months, Our Lord has taken me to my very limits physically, mentally, and spiritually… When Lent began, and for weeks, all I heard in prayer was: “I’m calling you to endure this suffering with My Sorrowful Mother in union with Me on the Cross.” The answer I was being given was the Cross. That terrible, beautiful, agonizing instrument of love, redemption, and freedom.

Boston Archdiocese, Cdnl. O’Malley, Mandates That Only ‘Vaccinated’ Can Serve at Altar, by Pete Baklinski

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – The Archdiocese of Boston, headed by Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, has made the reception of a COVID vaccine a necessary prerequisite to laity participating in certain ministries at parishes, such as serving at the altar… The Archdiocese’s March 17 updated COVID protocols include allowing an adult to serve at the altar, but only if the adult has been vaccinated.

The ‘Gay’ Assault on Family and Faith, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – This week, as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ, it is a fitting time to raise these issues… Over the last 30 years, I’ve had a front-row seat to the institutional invasion and damage done by the so-called “LGBT(ad nauseam)” cadres of gender-challenged individuals. The militant heterophobic advocacy for homosexual orthodoxy by their group leaders, endeavoring to normalize gender confusion across the social and cultural spectrum, enables the denial of their own pathology.

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Was the Lord Doing on Wednesday of Holy Week?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Two momentous days have passed: On Monday there was the cleansing of the Temple and the laments over Jerusalem’s lack of faith; Tuesday featured exhaustive teachings by Jesus and interrogations by His opponents… Wednesday, it would seem that Jesus stays in Bethany. According to Matthew’s Gospel, the day begins with an ominous warning …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus’ Supreme Humility and Unfailing Love

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 13:1-15 – Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. And during supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him ….

Saint of the Day for April 1: Hugh of Grenoble

By Franciscan Media – Today’s saint could be a patron for those of us who feel so overwhelmed by all the problems in the world that we don’t know where to begin… Hugh, who served as a bishop in France for 52 years, had his work cut out for him from the start. Corruption seemed to loom in every direction: the buying and selling of Church offices …

Kristi Noem Vetoes Women’s Sports, by Jon Schweppe

By Jon Schweppe, First Things – Earlier this month, Gov. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) tweeted that she was “excited” to sign House Bill 1217, legislation that would ban biological men from participating in girls’ sports in her state. But two weeks later, she changed her mind, announcing that she would instead be issuing a “style and form” veto of the bill. And on Monday, after these “style and form” changes failed to pass the South Dakota House of Representatives, Noem officially vetoed the bill.

Equality Act Trashes Truth and Crushes Conscience, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want doctors and health care establishments to perform abortions and sex change operations, provide puberty blockers for minors, and assist at suicides even if private conscience and religious rights are violated. Presently, federal and state conscience laws protect doctors, nurses and health care establishments from having to comply with these immoral practices… Biden and Pelosi are promoting a radical rejection of the First Amendment’s Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses of our U. S. Constitution.

Pro-Life Doctor Keeps Her Congressional Seat After Nancy Pelosi, Democrats Try to Steal It, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A pro-abortion Democrat from Iowa has dropped her controversial challenge to the Congressional seat pro-life Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (pictured) won last November by 6 votes… Hart announced Wednesday that she will withdraw her contest over Iowa’s 2nd congressional district before the House Committee on Administration and will no longer try to overturn the results of the election.

Cardinal Burke Floats ‘Excommunication’ for Biden Over His ‘Aggressive’ Abortion Promotion, by Pete Baklinski

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke said that pro-abortion Catholics in public life such as President Joe Biden, who “obstinately and publicly” deny truths of the faith and act against them, must not only be denied Holy Communion but must now face the charge of the “crime of apostasy” where the “canonical penalty” for the guilty is “excommunication.”… “Such a person who claims to be a Catholic and yet promotes in such an open, obdurate, and aggressive way a crime like procured abortion is in the state, at least, of apostasy…”

Embarrassed by Jan. 6 Riot, Feds Promise to Watch Us Closer, by Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl

By Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Citing two Biden administration officials, NBC News reported last week the Dept. of Homeland Security is working closely with private firms to monitor, analyze, and flag social media posts with the goal of rooting out potential terrorists… In particular, said one of the unnamed officials, the plan is to identify people online who are “prone” to being influenced by “toxic messaging” from foreign governments, terrorists, and domestic extremists through social media.

Easter in Lockdown: ‘How Can I Keep From Singing?’ by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The Easter Triduum approaches, promising us the most beautiful and solemn ceremonies in the Catholic liturgical tradition. But this year—like last year—for most Catholics that promise will be unfulfilled… Unless you are one of the fortunate few, you will not hear a performance of Allegri’s haunting Miserere this week. The congregation at your parish will not be invited to join in singing the Stabat Mater on Good Friday, or the traditional joyous hymns on Easter Sunday. …

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heart Begins Beating, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, Micaiah Bilger – The Texas Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to pass legislation that would protect unborn babies from abortions once a heartbeat is detectable… The heartbeat bill, state Senate Bill 8, passed on third reading and now heads to the state House. Sponsored by state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, the bill would require abortionists to check for an unborn baby’s heartbeat and prohibit the abortion if it is detected. It would create criminal penalties for abortionists who violate the measure.

We Have The Power To Say No To Unending ‘COVID Passports’ — And Hold Elites Accountable For The Lockdown Disaster, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – Not only is normalcy not around the corner, but several states, corporations, and President Joe Biden’s administration are working to institute a COVID regime in the form of “passports” that will haunt, burden, and exclude Americans from a future many of us no longer seem to have a say in. In exchange for an end to lockdowns, we’re offered an unending COVID regime actively championed by corporate media.

Aleteia: Everything You Need to Celebrate Holy Wednesday at Home

Aleteia – Here you have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to celebrate with God’s Word… This celebration of the Word of God at home is designed for people who are impeded from participating in the Holy Mass, particularly because of the pandemic… However, this Liturgy of the Word could also constitute a great form of family preparation for Holy Mass at the parish.

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland: The Holiest of Weeks

By Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Texas East Catholic – The significance of sacred time is underscored by the liturgies of Holy Week. I would urge every household of faith, every domestic church, to make these holiest of days unique and significant for their family. This is counter cultural in our society, and it takes real effort for individuals and families to embrace the meaning of Holy Week. When I was growing up here in East Texas it was easier to celebrate and embrace the liturgies of Holy Week as special. The challenge of keeping Holy Week also reminds me of the ongoing challenge we all face of keeping the Lord’s Day holy.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Tragedy of the Betrayal

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 26:14-25 – Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him. …

Saint of the Day for March 31: St. Stephen of Mar Saba

Franciscan Media – A “do not disturb” sign helped today’s saint find holiness and peace… Stephen of Mar Saba was the nephew of Saint John Damascene, who introduced the young boy to monastic life beginning at age 10. When he reached 24, Stephen served the community in a variety of ways, including guest master. After some time he asked permission to live a hermit’s life. ..

Take Down the Flag, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – The Vatican recently declined to permit Catholic clergy to bless same-sex unions, averting an immediate and world-wide schism. No one should be surprised; relieved, perhaps, but not surprised. The Vatican has declined to overturn the whole of Scriptural anthropology as regards the sexes, not to mention any coherent view of Creation itself – of the formal order imprinted with the wisdom of God.

The Betrayed Church, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Today is the Wednesday of Holy Week, also known as Spy Wednesday, when we remember the most infamous act of betrayal in human history: Judas agreeing to deliver Christ to His enemies for 30 pieces of silver. This act of betrayal is still shocking to the Christian; we cannot imagine how an apostle, so close to Christ, could betray Him. Yet today the Body of Christ, the Church, is still being betrayed by the successors to the apostles.

The American Civil War is Over Judeo-Christian Values

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – When Judeo-Christian principles are abandoned, evil eventually ensues. One doesn’t have to be a believer to acknowledge this. Many secular conservatives recognize that the end of religion in the West leads to moral chaos — which is exactly what we are witnessing today and exactly what we witnessed in Europe last century. When Christianity died in Europe, we got communism, fascism and Nazism. What will we get in America if Christianity and Judeo-Christian values die?

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Was the Lord Doing on Monday of Holy Week?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – According to Matthew 21:10-17, Mark 11:15-17, and Luke 19:45-46, Jesus returns to Jerusalem today. Seeing shameful practices in the Temple area, He cleanses it. The Gospels also recount His weeping over Jerusalem and His cursing of the fig tree. Matthew and Mark relate that He returned to Bethany that night. …

Fulton Sheen’s Prophecies for America Offer Hope Amid Our Troubled Times, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – During one of his radio talks in 1943 on his series “Crisis in Christendom,” Archbishop Fulton Sheen saw not only what was happening in his times, but was prophetic about our times. He warned that “the beginnings of a new era are often marked by a general barbarization, when the whole historical order is dissolved … when Truth in some nations is nailed to a Cross, and in others rejected in a stroke of false broadmindedness.”

Fauci Has No Idea What’s Going On In America, And That’s Just How We Might Beat Him, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – Between glamor shoots and constant television appearances, Fauci keeps busy, but does he understand what is happening outside of Washington? Does he have any idea where Americans are on all this?… While he was quick to warn us not to watch the Super Bowl with friends and family, Florida’s “super spreader event” never came to pass, did it? Nor, for that matter, did the explosion in cases he predicted when the Sunshine State ended lockdowns back in the fall. Nor, come to think of it, did anything come of his predictions for Texas.

Do This in Remembrance of Me, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – “This is my body, the body given on your behalf. This you are all to do, for a remembrance of me.” (Lk 22:19) Thus a rather wooden and literal translation, which preserves the word order, and the oddities of the original language, clearly connoting something strange and mysterious. What does it mean?… When I was a Protestant, I would hear that the Eucharist is solely a memorial, no different from the Washing of Feet, or Stations of the Cross, because Jesus said so: it was “for a remembrance.”

BE AFRAID, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – It’s been just a year since the Mass blackout concluded on March 18, 2020. And it didn’t happen the way suspicious-minded people might have expected it to… There was no invading army that overtook the US and locked all Catholic priests and bishops in prison. There was no great public persecution that drove all the Catholics underground and forced the churches to close. It wasn’t anything that dramatic… It was simply that the bishops chose to close their churches.

WATCH: Fr. Altman BLASTS Dallas Priest Who Called Police On Pregnant Woman

By Peter, Complicit Clergy – A pregnant mother holding her one-year-old baby was threatened by her pastor who called the cops to have her arrested. The police said that she was “trespassing on a business” that “didn’t want her there.” Deirdre Hairston tells the story and shows the video clip of what happened in an interview with Dr. Taylor Marshall.

Catholic Parish Bans Confession for Unvaccinated, Reverses Course After Bishop Steps In, by Pete Baklinski

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – A Catholic parish in New Jersey announced this week that it would only allow those who had been vaccinated to receive the sacrament of Confession. After LifeSiteNews began investigating the matter this morning, reaching out to the parish priest and the local bishop for comment, the parish suddenly altered course and will now allow confessions for everyone.

The Pornification of Society, by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine – In those periodic moments where public discourse centers on the topic of pornography, it is always put in terms of the individual. There is abundant science behind pornography consumption, showing its effects on the brain and one’s reproductive health as well as its addictiveness. Many critics will also point out how constant stimulation of pornographic content warps a person’s view of sex and other people. …

More Illegal Immigrant Blood on Biden, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – What matters most to Biden and Harris is the surge of illegal votes in future elections… There were more border deaths last week.. meaning more blood on Joe Biden’s hands and those of his inept “border czar” and administration puppeteer, Kamala Harris… While promising transparency, Biden administration officials continue to enforce his news blackout on the devastating consequences of their illegal immigrant invitation to come one, come all …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Betrayal and Faltering Loyalty to Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 13:21-33,36-38 – When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the breast of Jesus; so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, “Tell us who it is of whom he speaks.” …

Saint of the Day for March 30: St. Peter Regalado

By Franciscan Media – Peter lived at a very busy time in history. The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) was settled at the Council of Constance (1414-1418). France and England were fighting the Hundred Years’ War, and in 1453, the Byzantine Empire was completely wiped out by the loss of Constantinople to the Turks. ..

US Catholics Clash on Border Surge, Immigration, by Matt McDonald

By Matt McDonald, EWTN News – Yet Catholic social teaching also acknowledges that a country has, as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops puts it, “the right to regulate its borders to control immigration … for the common good.”… “While individuals have the right to move in search of a safe and humane life, no country is bound to accept all those who wish to resettle there,” the bishops’ conference says in a document titled, “Catholic Social Teaching and the Movement of Peoples.”

Joe Biden Puts Pro-Life Groups on Domestic Extremist List, Calls Pro-Life People “Violent”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Christian Post reports the report, published March 1, warned that 2021 could be a bad year of violent extremism in America… It pointed to racial issues, “perceived government overreach,” “narratives” of election fraud, the COVID-19 pandemic and “conspiracy theories promoting violence” as motivations for potential heightened violence.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: Barabbas: A Holy Week Examen

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – That choice comes at the end of Pontius Pilate’s half-hearted attempt to free Christ. It is the moment of the crowd’s definitive rejection of Christ and embrace of evil… The whole account captures human sinfulness in just a few verses. Pilate puts before the crowd first “Jesus Barabbas” (Mt 27:17) – that is, “Jesus, son of the father” – and then Jesus, the eternal Son of the Father. The crowd must choose either the real Son of the Father or His counterfeit, the true Sonship or the false. Its choice of the counterfeit and false summarizes our sinfulness.

When The Powerful Say Truth Is A Lie And Lies Are The Truth, No One Will Stand Up For America But You, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – Open The New York Times’ politics page Thursday morning and the top headline reads, “Democrats Begin Push For Biggest Expansion In Voting Since 1960s.” It’s a story about the most important election power-grab in modern legislative history, with a slim, partisan majority of senators seeking to wrest control of elections away from state governments to ensure Democrat control for decades to come.

Opinion: The Commonalities Between the Rise of the Nazis and the Tactics of the American Left Cannot be Ignored, by Steve McCann

By Steve McCann, American Thinker – any thoughtful and unemotional examination of the tactics the Nazi Party used to gain and maintain power in the 1920’s and 30’s will reveal numerous stark similarities to those being used by the left and the Democrat Party today… First, racial division was a central component of Nazi political strategy and philosophy. The Nazi Party was, without doubt, the most racially obsessed political party in human history. Today’s Democrat party is second only to the Nazi Party in their racial obsession. …

DHS Readies Welcome for 800,000 ‘Family Migrants’, by Neil Munro

By Neil Munro, Breitbart – President Joe Biden’s border agencies are preparing reception centers to help a huge inflow of perhaps 800,000 family migrants this year, along with a record inflow of unaccompanied children and a growing wave of single men, according to media reports… roughly 500,000 to 800,000 migrants to arrive as part of a family group during the 2021 fiscal year that ends in September, a quantity that would equal or exceed the record numbers who entered in 2019…

Exclusive. Cardinal Sarah Asks the Pope to Lift the Ban on “Individual” Masses at St. Peter’s, by di Sandro Magister

By di Sandro Magister, L’Espresso – For a week now, the basilica of St. Peter has been a silent desert. It is no longer enlivened, every morning, by the many Masses celebrated on its numerous altars. And all this on account of an ordinance issued on March 12 by the first section of the secretariat of state – the one that through the substitute has a direct line to the pope – that has banned all “individual” Masses and allowed only collective Masses, no more than four per day and at set times and places.

5 Meditations to Ponder During Holy Week, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – Holy Week is a beautiful time in the liturgical calendar, but often we don’t take the opportunity to step back and meditate on the profound events that happened nearly 2,000 years ago… We may look forward to Easter, and forget about those fateful days that led up to it… It is important that we pause for a moment this week to ponder Jesus’ sacrifice of love and see the beauty in his suffering.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Extravagant Love for Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 12:1-11 – Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment.

Saint of the Day for March 29: St Ludovico of Casoria

Franciscan Media – Born in Casoria, near Naples, Arcangelo Palmentieri was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832, taking the name Ludovico. After his ordination five years later, he taught chemistry, physics, and mathematics to younger members of his province for several years. onc

WATCH! Pregnant Mother Threatened to be Arrested During Mass: Interview With Dr. Taylor Marshall

By Dr. Taylor Marshall, YouTube – A pregnant mother holding her one-year-old baby was threatened by her pastor(for not wearing a mask) who called the cops to have her arrested. The police said that she was “trespassing on a business” that “didn’t want her there.” Deirdre Hairston tells the story and shows the video clip of what happened in an interview with Dr. Taylor Marshall.

The Founders of Black Lives Matter, by Scott Walter

By Scott Walter, First Things – In 2013, George Zimmerman was acquitted of the charge of murdering Trayvon Martin, a black teenager. This was the spark that lit the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM). Three self-described “radical black organizers” responded: Alicia Garza coined the phrase in a “love letter” to black people, Patrisse Cullors turned the phrase into a hashtag, and Opal Tometi started organizing followers online and building

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

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

Msgr. Charles Pope: See What the End Shall Be – A Homily for Palm Sunday

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The Passion, which we read in the liturgy for Palm Sunday, is too long to comment on in detail, so we will only examine a portion of it here… It may be of some value to examine the problems associated with the more moderate range of personalities involved. The usual villains (the Temple leaders, Judas, and the recruited crowd shouting, “Crucify him!”) are unambiguously wicked and display their sinfulness openly. …

Does the Church No Longer Defend the Deposit of Faith? by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – “Guard the noble deposit,” exhorts the Apostle Paul to Timothy, his young colleague and friend, in what was perhaps his final epistle. And why should he do that? Because, very simply, it is the mission entrusted to the Church by our Blessed Lord. It is not anything we have discovered on our own, pursuant to this or that swashbuckling endeavor. Rather, it is something that we have been given, a pearl beyond price, and thus a thing we should be loath to lose. As the inimitable Belloc once put it: “The moral is, it is indeed, thou shalt not monkey with the creed!”

Pope Appoints Open Homosexual to Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, by David McLoone

By David McLoone, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis appointed Juan Carlos Cruz, an openly homosexual man, to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday. Cruz is himself a victim of clerical sexual abuse… According to the 2004 John Jay Report on the nature and scope of clerical sexual abuse of minors, “The results of our study indicated that of all victims whose gender was reported, … 81% were male and 19% were female.” In other words, it seems that sexual abuse committed by members of the priesthood is overwhelmingly homosexual in nature.

Abp. Viganò on Truth Over Fear: COVID-19, the Vaccine, and the Great Reset

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – What we have learned so far about the pseudo-pandemic gives us the picture of a disturbing reality and of an even more disturbing criminal conspiracy hatched by misguided minds. This reality, however, is not taken into consideration by those who, hypnotized by media indoctrination, persist in considering a serious seasonal influenza as a pandemic scourge, known treatments as ineffective, and the so-called vaccines that are admittedly useless and harmful as nothing short of miraculous.

CDC Finds Masks, Indoor Dining Bans Don’t Stop Virus, but Media Ignores, by Ashley Bateman

By Ashley Bateman, LifeSiteNews – Masks and bans on indoor dining do little to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Infection, and media outlets that covered the findings downplayed the results… According to the CDC report, published March 12 in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, while mask mandates and indoor restaurant bans did decrease daily cases of COVID-19 and deaths, the results were a correlation and a tiny one at that.

Catholic Filmmaker Roma Downey on ‘Resurrection’: Hope Didn’t Die on the Cross, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News – “This film,” Roma Downey says, “is the perfect film for such a time as this.”… Downey is talking about her latest project, Resurrection, a feature film she co-produced with her husband, Mark Burnett, which premieres on March 27 on Discovery Plus… In an interview with the Register, Downey pointed to society’s need for renewal and resurrection in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced individuals and families into isolation.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: They Took Counsel How to Put Him to Death

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 11:45-56 – Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him; but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council, and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs…

Saint of the Day for March 27: Lazarus

Franciscan Media – Lazarus’ Story – Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight, Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead… Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the death and resurrection of Jesus. He is supposed to have left a written account of what he saw in the next world before he was called back to life. ..

Climate Change is the Perfect Tool to Justify Complete Control, by William L. Gensert

By William L. Gensert, LifeSiteNews – The COVID social experiment in control was a smashing success. Yet, with COVID winding down, Democrats need a new apocalypse… Fortuitously, “climate change” is perfect. Faux though its existentialism may be, as a crisis with broad support among the elite left and their minions, it is a cataclysm made to order… People will not see the scam until it is too late.

Pre-Covid: Salvaging Lent by Keeping the *Holy* in Holy Week, by Jennifer G. Miller (2019)

By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture – I’m not ready for Holy Week. I admit it. It’s been a busier Lent than I prefer… All this translates in trying to salvage the final days of Lent and the Triduum, giving it a final push. I want to be practical and try to make the most of Holy Week with a minimum of energy and time. I know I won’t be able to do all my traditions that I have mentioned in my past posts such as Holy Week in the Home. So what are the main ways we can keep Holy Week holy?

Why I Receive the Anointing of the Sick Before Giving Birth, by Theresa C. Barber

By Theresa Civantos Barber, Aleteia – “(The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick) is reserved for those who are seriously ill,” I would have said. “Pregnancy is not an illness. Birth is not a disease. Why on earth would I receive this sacrament before the perfectly natural, normal process of having a baby?”.. Then I had my baby. It was an unexpectedly difficult birth that involved significant risk to both myself and my child.

Liberty Counsel: Federal Court Blocks Washington D.C. Mayor’s Lockdown Orders Limiting Church Attendance

By Liberty Counsel – A federal judge ruled yesterday that D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s numerical and percentage cap restrictions on churches “discriminate against houses of worship.”… Judge Trevor McFadden, nominated by President Trump in 2017 to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, ended the 250-person cap and 25 percent limit on church services stating that the attendance restrictions are unconstitutional and an outlier in comparison to the rest of the country.

David Daleiden’s Unexpected Allies. by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – Pro-life attorney Tom Brejcha said unexpected allies have once again aided him in his counseling of David Daleiden, the pro-life investigative journalist who is in legal jeopardy for exposing the baby-parts business of Planned Parenthood… Brejcha, the subject of a new video documentary, credited People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) as an example of the “strange bedfellows” that have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in favor of Daleiden.

The Financial Scandal Now Infects the Vatican Judicial System, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – This week’s headlines come not from the Holy See but from the United Kingdom, where a judge announced that a Vatican request to freeze a suspect’s assets was riddled with “non-disclosures and misrepresentations so appalling” that he lifted the freeze, released the assets—and, rejecting another Vatican request for secrecy, made his ruling very public, in an unmistakable slap at the Vatican’s criminal-justice system.

Cardinals Rebut St. Peter’s ‘Private’ Mass Ban, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Cardinal Walter Brandmüller… is contesting the ban on “private” Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica as “null and void.”… Brandmüller noted that the order of the Vatican Secretariat of State, prohibiting a lone priest from celebrating Mass at the basilica’s side altars had resulted in “general astonishment, incomprehension and anger in the Vatican.”… “This is a case of presumptuousness or violation of the law by whomever,” the “dubia” cardinal wrote …

Francis Gives Cardinals April Fools’ Shock, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – In an interview earlier in March, the Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy confirmed a deficit of almost €50 million, which would have risen to €80 million if not for the existence of Peter’s Pence — the pope’s charitable fund for the poor… Donors have increasingly withheld contributions to the scandal-ridden fund after recent revelations that up to 90% of Peter’s Pence money is being used to plug administrative deficits, while as little as 10% is spent on charitable works ….

Simplify Your Life, by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all of the stress, responsibilities and challenges in your daily life? If I am honest with myself, the times I feel most anxious or stressed are usually caused by my lifelong tendency to overcomplicate things and an inclination towards “busyness”. I am grateful for the occasional insights I have into ways to address this problem and as I grow older ….

Paintings and Pictures, Absence and Presence, by Joseph R. Wood

By Joseph R. Wood, The Catholic Thing – The dangers in such power perhaps lie behind God’s warning in Exodus not to make “a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven or above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” We seem to have a tendency to pass from images to idols… My direct concern… (is) to understand the power of images that ignite destructive impulses.

The Virtue of Gun Ownership and the Decline of Manliness, by Josh Hammer

By Josh Hammer, American Greatness – The latest horrific mass shooting in America, this time roughly 30 miles from my Denver home, happened on Monday. Ten died, and the suspect—a Trump-hating Syrian immigrant, hardly the MAGA hat-clad white man that the media so clearly desired—has been charged with ten counts of first-degree murder.

Data: Education, Legislation Bad for Abortion’s Business, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A pro-life scholar is pleased to see proof that teenagers are understanding the truth about abortion… Since 1973, pro-life organizations have been educating the public, including young people, on the reality of abortion. Dr. Michael New, a research associate at the Catholic University of America and an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, tells One News Now the stats are good.

Liberal Nun Claims Holy Spirit Led Her to Promote Joe Biden, Killing Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

Sister Simone Campbell, a leftist political activist and Catholic nun, is leaving her position as executive director of the social justice lobbying group Network… In an interview.. Campbell emphasized how the Holy Spirit has guided her advocacy work over the past two decades. This work has included supporting President Joe Biden and defending his radical pro-abortion stance.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: I Am the Son of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 10:31-42 – The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are gods’? …

Saint of the Day for March 26: St. Catherine of Genoa

Franciscan Media – Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life…
When Catherine was born, many Italian nobles were supporting Renaissance artists and writers. The needs of the poor and the sick were often overshadowed by a hunger for luxury and self-indulgence. …

Celebrating Holy Week in the Home, by Jennifer G. Miller

By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture – Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week for 2021. A year ago most of the world was in quarantine and lockdown. We celebrated our Holy Week and Easter in the confines of our home, attending the Holy Triduum virtually. This year we find ourselves able to worship in churches. We will be able to attend Mass in person. I realize that’s not a universal situation, and so I will keep praying that all our churches can reopen fully.

The Benedict Option and the Veritatis Splendor Community: Are They the Same Thing? by David Larson

By David Larson, Crisis Magazine – Bishop Barron, “Don’t ascribe to Rod Dreher the view that we should all just run to the hills; it’s just time for Christians to run away. No, no, it’s time for Christians, he thinks, to regroup, the way Benedict did back in the 6th century. A kind of withdrawal, yes, because you’ve got to step away from a culture that’s grown extremely corrupt. A regrouping, a rediscovery of our basic identity so that,—and here’s an important side of it—so that we can have a civilization building impact on the world around us.”

Putting Christ First: How 1 Catholic Parish Found the Secret to Thrive Amid COVID-19 With ‘JOY’

By Peter Jesserer Smith, EWTN News – With 10 to 36 months of savings left — and no lifelines available from the Archdiocese of Boston — the St. John the Baptist-St. Joseph parish collaborative in Quincy needed a miracle when the pandemic shut it down in March 2020… “We started talking and praying because this was critical,” Father Matthew Williams, the pastor, told the Register. The obvious choices presented themselves: Lay off staff, cut programs, do a parish fundraising appeal, or have an increased offertory campaign.

Msgr. Charles Pope: A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Meditation for the Feast of the Annunciation

By Msgr. Charles Pope – In preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation I picked up Jesus of Nazareth, Vol. 3 (The Infancy Narratives), by Pope Emeritus Benedict. I was very moved by a brief reflection that he made on Mary as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider her faith in a very touching manner… I must say that I have always been moved—and intrigued—by the faith of the Blessed Mother. She is “a woman wrapped in silence,” a phrase that forms the title of an excellent book by Fr. John Lynch. The pope’s words capture both her faith and her mystery …

Why I Can Never Take the COVID Vaccine, by Theresa Bonopartis

By Theresa Bonopartis, LifeSiteNews – For me, it seems so ironic that we would look to the very babies we kill in abortion to save our lives… What is this “greater good”? The lives of innocent unborn babies who die to the tune of 3,000 each day in our country, over 62 million since the passage of Roe v. Wade. The refusal to accept the evil and to take a strong stance against the use of aborted babies in vaccines and other experiments. I believe this will in fact be for the “greater good” and may even save the lives of the innocent unborn who are being sold on the market for the purpose of using their parts in science.

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Before Abraham Was, I Am

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 8:51-59 – Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death.” The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, `If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?” …

Feast Day for March 25: Annunciation of the Lord

Franciscan Media – The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first celebrated in the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity God had decided that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. Now, as Luke 1:26-38 tells us, the decision is being realized. …

Abp. Viganò Renews Critique of Vatican II as Root of Present Ecclesial Crisis, Comments on Benedict XVI

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Catholic Family News –  Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has granted another wide-ranging interview, this time, to Radio Spada. In it, he quickly moves from the corruption in the Vatican to the doctrinal corruption he identifies as originating at the Second Vatican Council. He speaks at greater length about his conclusions concerning Pope Benedict XVI’s attempt to reconcile the Council with Tradition, and reaffirms with further details his conclusion that this attempt has failed.

UK Uses Psycho-Warfare to Fan Covid Terror, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Britain’s government intentionally deployed tactics of psychological warfare used in wartime and by totalitarian regimes to turn its citizens into “compliant subjects of lockdown,” an Oxford academic is revealing… The SPI-B, a sub-group of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), in its paper of March 22, 2020, marked a transition from public information campaigns supplying facts to the use of subliminal manipulation, writes Dr. James Moreton Wakeley.

Dwight Longenecker: Why So Much Murder and Mayhem?

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

ARCHIVES: The Bolshevik Revolution Reveals Six Phases From Freedom To Communist Misery, by Stella Morabito

By Stella Morabito, The Federalist – “So, how would it ever be possible for a free society like America to succumb to such tyrannical forces?… in this three-part series, I hope to map out six stages that lead us into this dangerous direction. Within each phase, several trends take hold. … 1.) Laying the groundwork, 2.) Propaganda, 3.) Agitation, 4.) State takeover of society’s institutions, 5.) Coercing conformity, 6.) Final solutions.

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

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

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: A Bishop Who Must Decide

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – The recent Responsum of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, restating the Church’s teaching on the sinful nature of homosexual acts, and thus the impossibility of an ordained minister of the Church legitimately conferring a blessing upon the union of two homosexuals, should have evoked expressions of gratitude from all the bishops of the Church.

LifeSiteNews: Catholics Should Be Standing Shoulder-to-Shoulder With Anti-Lockdown Protestors

By LifeSiteNews – Is it not imperative that we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those who have the foresight to at least see a degree of the problem? Lest they see of the Church nothing but the locking of doors, the withdrawing of sacraments, and a reflection of ‘woke’ politics of the liberal society they find themselves imprisoned within.

Democrats Confirm Abortion Activist Rachel Levine as Assistant Health Secretary, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Senate Democrats this afternoon approved the nomination of abortion activist Rachel Levine to be Assistant Health Secretary. Senators voted 52-48 in favor of ending debate on the nomination, which is opposed by pro-life groups… Republicans Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, both abortion supporters, were the only GOP lawmakers to join Democrats supporting Levine.

Why an Awakening is America’s Only Hope, by Shane Idleman

By Shane Idleman, The Stream – The results are in: America’s stage four cancer has metastasized to the family and the church as well as to the government and the schools. We are more depraved than ever before. Animals are guarded but innocent children are slaughtered. Porn is protected and sex-trafficking is on the rise. Cardi B’s lyrics get a pass but Scriptures are banned on social media… We are drowning in a cesspool of moral filth: “The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”

LifeSiteNews: A Tale of Two Cities: Washington, DC Before and After Biden-Harris

By LifeSiteNews – Our nation’s capital is now occupied by a regime that is antithetical to American exceptionalism; freedom of religion, assembly, and commerce; and free and fair elections… They hold the U.S. Capitol and White House hostage as they allow invaders to storm in through the southern border… It’s as if the driving purpose underlying all of their actions is to foment hate and force isolation.

Biden, Not Trump, Driving Border Crisis, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Patriot Post – The New York Times quoted one such asylum seeker from Bolivia. “He’s our only hope,” she said of President Biden. “With Trump there was no hope. … Everything was going backward, backward, backward.” Not surprisingly, Mayorkas put the blame on former President Donald Trump… A ramped-up wave of migrants trying to enter illegally is Trump’s fault, per Mayorkas, not because he secured our borders but because he cut foreign aid to these Central American countries.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Truth Will Make You Free

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 8:31-42 – Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, `You will be made free’?” …

Saint of the Day for March 24: St. Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Franciscan Media – The night before he was murdered while celebrating Mass, Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador said on the radio: “I would like to appeal in a special way to the men of the army, and in particular to the troops of the National Guard, the police, and the garrisons. Brothers, you belong to our own people. …

Trump Blasts Biden’s Border Mess, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: We proudly handed the Biden Administration the most secure border in history. All they had to do was keep this smooth-running system on autopilot. Instead, in the span of a just few weeks, the Biden Administration has turned a national triumph into a national disaster. They are in way over their heads and taking on water fast.

FRC: If You Thought HHS Was Radical Under Obama… Becerra Just Part of Biden’s Radical Pro-Abortion Agenda

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “The Department of Health and Human Services has the broadest authority of any agency over federal policies affecting abortion and conscience rights for health care providers,” says Semelsberger. “[But] Becerra has made it clear through his nomination process that he does not intend to champion a unifying health care response to the pandemic, but rather he plans to export the pro-abortion policies he championed in California across the whole country.”

Agreement With China: Who Benefits? by Raymond de Souza

Zen, the emeritus bishop of Hong Kong, has been a zealous critic of the Vatican’s 2018 provisional agreement with the Chinese Communist Party, or the politically-correct “People’s Republic of China.” He said in the interview that the agreement, which to this day has not been publicly released, gives to the CCP the power to appoint bishops and puts at risk of greater persecution many of the underground Catholics in China… He criticized that agreement, calling it “immoral” and “against the Catholic conscience.” That document, Zen said, is “blatantly evil, immoral, because it legitimizes a schismatic Church!”

My Adorable Jesus, by Terence Sweeney

By Terence Sweeney, First Things – And yet there were those Fridays in Lent. We would arrive and find our seats amid old ladies, other families, and Msgr. Watson, who seemed shocked that Stations were still a going thing. Most of the time, I wondered why there was so much genuflecting, kneeling, and standing with so little sitting. We would grudgingly walk around the church while reciting St. Alphonsus Liguori’s meditations on the Stations, trying to remember how many there were.

Fr. John Hollowell: Catholic Politicians, Canon 1375, and Impeding Catholic Ministry

By Fr. John Hollowell, Crisis Magazine – The implication of Canon 1375 is that it is a grave offense for a Catholic politician to vote for or pass any law that in any way interferes with the Catholic Church’s freedom to minister… Canon 1375 also applies at the state and local level. Any bishop who feels that ecclesial ministry has been impeded by a state law that was voted on by any Catholic politician or signed into law by a Catholic governor… could apply a just penalty to that Catholic politician, or politicians, including excommunication. …

Louisiana Abortions Decline 9% as Almost 700 Babies Saved From Abortion

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The number of abortions in Louisiana dropped 9% from 2019 to 2020, according to preliminary figures provided to Louisiana Right to Life recently by the Louisiana Department of Health. This puts the abortion rate in Louisiana at a 12-year low… There were 7,448 abortions performed in Louisiana in 2020. In 2019, 8,144 unborn babies were killed by abortion.

Soros-Backed Liberals Try to Get USCCBs’ Pro-Life Chair Fired for Criticizing Pro-Abortion Biden, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Liberal “Christian” groups are trying to get Archbishop Joseph Naumann, head of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life committee, fired for his denunciation of Joe Biden’s radical support for abortion… Faith in Public Life and Faithful America — two far-left, so-called religious groups backed by atheist mega-donor George Soros — launched an online petition last week to unseat Naumann from his committee post. The petition had nearly 20,000 signatures as of Tuesday, although Faithful America has been known to pad petitions with fake signatures.

Opinion: The Democrat Party Has Declared War on America, by Steve McCann

By Steve McCann, American Thinker – The American Left and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Democrat party, has declared war on America by openly and ruthlessly attacking American society, its norms and foundational principles.  While they previously had been somewhat restrained in their efforts to transform the nation, any pretense of subtlety has now been abandoned.  Consequently, their asinine and self-indulgent theories and totalitarian tactics are on display for all to see.

The World Demands its Freedom Back: Anti-Lockdown Protests Sweep the Globe, by Dorothy C. McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – A weary world took to the streets this weekend to demand an end to governments’ attempts to stop the draconian coronavirus regulations that have become an oppressive fixture of life almost everywhere… On March 20, marking the first anniversary of coronavirus lockdowns in several nations, participants in the “Worldwide Rally for Freedom” marched in Canada, the USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Ireland, Britain, Norway, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Japan, and Australia, among other countries, to protest lockdowns, mask mandates, and the coercive promotion of the COVID-19 vaccines …

‘Like a Museum’: Dead Silence in St. Peter’s Basilica as Suppression of Individual Masses Comes into Force, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – The side altars of St. Peter’s basilica were almost all devoid of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass this morning as a Vatican directive suppressing individual Masses being celebrated in the upper part of the basilica came into force… From today, priests can only concelebrate the Masses in the main body of the basilica in the morning between 7am and 9.30am Rome time ….

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: March 25 – Celebrating The Day of the Unborn Child

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Pope St. John Paul II on the occasion of the inauguration of The Day of the Unborn Child on March 25, 1999, said: “The Catholic Church sees in the attacks against human life a grave offense against the Creator (cf. Gaudium et Spes). In this sense, I have not spared any efforts in proclaiming the value and inviolable character of life.”

Rev. William Saunders: Mass for the Dead

Acknowledgement: Rev. William Saunders, “Mass for the Dead” – (T)he offering of Mass and other prayers or sacrifices for the intentions of the faithful departed are good and holy acts… This practice is not new. The Catechism asserts, “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic Sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God” (No. 1032).

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Ten Commandments and Systemic Clericalism

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – The Ten Commandments represent God’s immutable laws. Obedience to Jesus and His name brings salvation: “He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” (Jn. 3:18) The Commandments, fulfilled in Jesus, form the “skeletal structure” of Christian morality.

Cardinal Dolan Caught Again, by Gene Thomas Gomulka

By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant – With dioceses across the country falling under avalanches of sex abuse cases, victims have been told to consider bringing their accusations to diocesan-run abuse-reporting programs rather than to civil courts. Promised the hope of avoiding lengthy proceedings and armies of diocesan attorneys financed at rates up to $1,000 per hour, many victims think these programs could be their first step on the road to healing. Here is why some of these victims now feel robbed of justice.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: When You Have Lifted up the Son of Man

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 8:21-30 – Again he said to them, “I go away, and you will seek me and die in your sin; where I am going, you cannot come.” Then said the Jews, “Will he kill himself, since he says, `Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.” ..

Saint of the Day for March 23: St. Turibius of Mogrovejo

Franciscan Media – Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years… Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a scholar that he was made professor of law at the University of Salamanca and eventually became chief judge of the Inquisition at Granada. ..

By Fr. Ed Broom: 10 Ways to Contemplate Our Lord’s Passion

By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange – Jesus, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity became man; we call this the Incarnation of the Son of God. Therefore, being both God and man, any action whatsoever that He performed, even the most minimal, would have been sufficient to repair for all of the sins of humanity. Jesus picking up a piece of wood, taking one step, a wink of the eye, one mere breath — any of these simple actions would have been sufficient to save humanity in its totality and every person individually, a million times over… Why? Because any action of the God-man has infinite value!

The CDC’s ‘Separate But Equal’ Agenda, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – If the CDC had begun last year with social-distancing guidelines of three feet instead of six, schools might not have closed, which harmed children in incalculable ways… The effect was, as Mark Alexander wrote last week, “wrecking the U.S. economy and millions of American lives.”… Nevertheless, the CDC officially announced Friday its new guidance of just three feet between students. Still, adults must remain six feet apart and masks should remain mandatory.

Fr. Roger Landry: Growing in Devotion to Saint Joseph

By Fr. Roger Landry, Integrated Catholic Life – This year’s celebration of the Solemnity of Saint Joseph on March 19 is special, coming as it does within the Year of Saint Joseph, called by the Vatican to mark the 150th anniversary of Saint Joseph’s being declared patron of the Church… While the Solemnity is clearly one of the highlights of the Holy Year, it shouldn’t be regarded as the climax, if that means everything else thereafter will be treated as a denouement. …

President Donald Trump Says He’s Making His Own Social Media Platform, by Alexander Hall

By Alexander Hall, LifeNews – Former President Donald Trump has declared institutional independence by starting his own platform! Both Trump and his adviser Jason Miller have given hints about Trump’s upcoming platform in recent days… Trump’s grand re-entry to social media will be with his own platform, and it may occur within the next few months. “I’m doing things having to do with putting our own platform out there that you’ll be hearing about soon,” Trump explained to Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe in the debut episode of her “The Truth” podcast on March 22. ..

Locked-Down Women Discover True Freedom, by Suzan Sammons

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

Msgr. Charles Pope: Four Proofs Advanced by Jesus to Show His Divinity

By Msgr. Charles Pope – In the Gospel for Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent (John 5:31-47), Jesus sets forth a case for his divinity and presents evidence to his Jewish listeners of his divine status. He does not just come out of Galilee calling himself God. He demonstrates his power and calls other witnesses to testify. …

Federal Judge: ‘One-Party Control Of The Press And Media Is A Threat To A Viable Democracy’, by Mollie Hemingway

By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist – “It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news,” wrote Judge Laurence Silberman of the D.C. Circuit for the Court of Appeals. “It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy.”

Follow The ‘Science,’ They Said, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – Dr. Fauci has not just been flat-out wrong on the science of COVID—in his assessments of the origins and possible dangers of COVID-19, of when we can get back to normal, of when the vaccinations would appear, and of which particular governors have been doing the most or least effective management of the disease. He has also, by his own admission, deliberately lied.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Go, and Do Not Sin Again

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 8:1-11 – but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. …

Saint of the Day for March 22: St. Nicholas Owen

Franciscan Media – Nicholas, familiarly known as “Little John,” was small in stature but big in the esteem of his fellow Jesuits… Born at Oxford, this humble artisan saved the lives of many priests and laypersons in England during the penal times (1559-1829), when a series of statutes punished Catholics for the practice of their faith.

Opinion: America Has Had Enough of Anthony Fauci, by Jeff Crouere

By Jeff Crouere, American Thinker – Fauci is irritating for a number of reasons.  He loves the media and is constantly on television, pontificating about COVID-19.  If he provided a consistent, reassuring message, his words of wisdom would be appreciated.  Unfortunately, he is inconsistent, and his changing stories have left Americans confused and dejected about our future.  Fauci has frightened countless people with his doom-and-gloom prognostications about COVID and our future coexistence with the disease.

A Catholic Cathedral: “A Sort of World”, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Unless there’s a last-minute change of orders in the hours between this being written and the opening of St. Peter’s Basilica Monday morning, the Church in Rome will have taken another, bizarre, almost inexplicable step in an age that can little afford the West’s central spiritual institution to go even more wobbly.

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

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

Missing Dads, by Joseph Enders  

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

Fr. Edward Looney: Experience the Resurrection with Mary in the New Film Resurrection

By Fr. Edward Looney, Catholic Exchange – “Resurrection” provides a visual offering of what Mary experienced.  Hearing her son speak, Mary sheds a tear.  She embraces the cross and body of her son, becoming covered in his blood, and she was there as they laid him in the tomb.  Seeing Mary’s sorrow moves us to personal sorrow and to realize what our sins did to Jesus, and how his death affected his mother.  If you want to meditate on the sorrow of Mary, watch Resurrection. 

Democrats Come Unhinged When Pastor Prays to Save Babies From Abortion, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Democrat Gazette reports three Democrats walked out as retired Pastor Happy Caldwell prayed Thursday in the state House… “I would just like to say thank you for the pro-life legislation that’s come out of this state,” Caldwell told lawmakers. “Arkansas has set a leadership pace for the rest of the nation to follow.”

Leading Vatican Cardinal Hints at Way to Avoid Ban on Same-Sex Blessings, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – With this in mind, German journalist Roland Juchem questioned Farrell about the “disappointment” seen in “parts of the world,” and if concerns about the Vatican’s “competence” about “matters of partnership, family and sexuality” would affect the year of Amoris Laetitia… In answering Juchem’s question, Farrell… (said) “The pastoral life of the Church is open to all people. It is essential and very important that we always open our arms to receive and to accompany all people in their different stages of life and in their different life situations…”

A Land Without Faces, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – (W)e are humans, and we have faces, and this is one of the primary ways we communicate with each other, with our loved ones, friends, even strangers. We are people of faces. Take faces away and the damage done to human interaction, to human relationships, because we cover our faces is incalculable.

Men are Men, Women are Women: The Rational Manifesto on the Sexes, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – I heard it was “Women’s Month” or something to that effect. In that case, as a woman, in this month dedicated to Women, I propose the following manifesto… Ladies and gentlemen of rational mind, let us reassert these self-evident truths… Human beings are created male and female in the image and likeness of God, endowed with human dignity and deserving of all that dignity demands. God does not create any human person to be “trans” or “queer” or any other fabricated variety of person. …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Reaction to Jesus’ Words

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 7:40-53 – When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But some said, “Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?” So there was a division among the people over him. ..

Saint of the Day for March 20: St. Salvator of Horta

By Franciscan Media – A reputation for holiness does have some drawbacks. Public recognition can be a nuisance at times—as the confreres of Salvator found out… Salvator was born during Spain’s Golden Age. Art, politics, and wealth were flourishing. So was religion. Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus in 1540.

The USCCB Immigration Stance Does More Harm Than Good, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Though the politics of the USCCB are rather more complex than we are often led to believe, there is at least one issue on which the bishops’ conference is reliably (and disastrously) left-wing: immigration. Who can forget the image of El Paso’s Bishop Mark Seitz physically escorting a family of five Honduran nationals across the U.S. border and into his diocesan territory?

Growing Percentage of U.S. Catholics Aware of Persecution, by John Burger

By John Burger, Aleteia – The percentage of American Catholics who think that persecution of Christians around the world is “very severe” has jumped significantly over the past year — from 41% a year ago to 57% today, according to a papal foundation assisting persecuted Christians… A new survey also finds that 67% of American Catholics say they are “very concerned” about the issue.

Nation Divided Over ‘Fraud’ Watching Dems Vow ‘Reforms’, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – “You will never again see free and fair elections in the United States,” Frank Gaffney, who leads the Center for Security Policy, says of the controversial For the People Act. “You will forever, I’m afraid, be locked out because the people who stole the last election will be able to steal every one going forward.”… Gaffney’s stark warning about the election bill, and his accusation of a stolen presidential election last November …

America’s True Threat, by Thaddeus G. McCotter

By Thaddeus G. McCotter, American Greatness -Thus, for these cosseted Amcom ingrates who enjoy the rights, riches, and privileges—if not the responsibilities—of our exceptional nation, it is rank mendacity to allege our nation’s gravest threat is “white supremacy” and systemic racism, which are both exceedingly vile and extremely rare. What is the true threat to America? The systemic Communism of the Amcom woke supremacy—largely funded through your taxpayer, tuition, and consumer dollars—which they are using to infringe, erode, and end our God-given freedoms.

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Had Business Ties With Xi Jinping Himself, Bombshell Email Reveals, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – The laptop scandal is far worse/darker than you even thought… Stunning revelations about Hunter Biden and his family’s notorious business dealings came to light in this week’s episode of the John-Henry Westen Show during an interview with Jack Maxey, former co-host of Steve Bannon’s War Room and one of the first people to go through the contents of Biden’s alleged laptop last October.

Leftist Says “I Don’t Want to Be a Parent” is a Great Reason to Kill a Baby in an Abortion

By Katie Yoder, LifeNews – A happily-married, financially-stable mom is justified in ending the life of her unborn baby, according to one advice columnist… Danny M. Lavery runs Slate’s advice column… recently responded to the question “Should I Abort My Pregnancy and Tell My Husband I Miscarried?” in his column published on March 13. His answer, quickly summarized, seemed to be, “Yes, yes, you may.”

St. Joseph: His Life, His Miracles and His Legacy, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – Even though he never spoke a word in the Bible, St. Joseph led a remarkable life, and his legacy lives on to this day… One of the most popular saints in Christianity is St. Joseph, husband of Mary. Even though the Gospel writers didn’t record any words that he spoke, his life remains an inspiration to many, and countless souls have turned to him in their time of need.

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

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

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: His Hour Had Not yet Come

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 – After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews’ feast of Tabernacles was at hand. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? …

Saint of the Day for March 19: Joseph, Husband of Mary

Franciscan Media – The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts… When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her.

Bishop’s Shell Game, by William Mahoney, Ph.D.

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The U.S. Catholic bishops’ national anti-poverty program breaks its own grant rules in an opaque funding scheme. This from Lepanto Institute’s latest report… The report also shows the bishops’ program, Catholic Campaign for Human Development (or CCHD) incorporates into its scheme an organization that may not even exist.

Believing in Divinities, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – I’ll be reminded, of course, that belief in divinities, though widespread, is not universal.  There are such persons as atheists in the world. While atheists may be more common today than they used to be, they have been around for thousands of years at a minimum.  But atheism is (we may say) a sophisticated attitude while belief in divine powers is a naïve attitude.  Disbelief is possible only because belief comes first.

‘Cancel Culture’ Claims Victory, for Now, in Hate Crimes Bill

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – A battle against the LGBT agenda is not over in South Carolina as conservatives there are gearing up for another round of fights against a hate crimes measure… A House committee last week approved a hate crimes proposal after removing special rights for homosexuals, lesbians, and transgender. The special category for “sexual orientation” was dropped after a Republican leader said including it would likely lead members of his party to withdraw their support.

Kenyan Catholic Doctors Reject COVID Vaccine, Citing ‘Suspect’ Motivation Behind the Experimental Jabs, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – A group of Catholic doctors in Kenya have warned against taking the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, arguing that they are unsafe and unnecessary… One day after Kenya received its first shipment of 1 million vaccines as part of the global COVAX project, the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Assoc., led by Dr. Stephen Karanja, called on people to reject the vaccine. The 10-page statement issued on March 3, addressed a number of issues, ranging from the injections themselves, to COVID tests, as well as pointing to underhand connections to billionaire globalist Bill Gates.

Pandemic Protection: Immune System 101, by Dr. Don Colbert

By Don Colbert, The Stream – A silent war against pandemics is taking place around the clock, every day of our lives. This war occurs not in government labs or hospitals. Rather, it is happening inside of you and me, even at this very moment. Within every human body on the planet, God has installed the best defense system against viruses, bacteria, and plagues of all kinds. This defensive team is called the immune system, and it is brilliantly effective and capable of adapting to meet new threats.

House OKs Dems’ Immigration Bills for Dreamers, Farm Workers

AP – The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that once again faces an uphill climb to make progress in the Senate.

VIDEO: Dr. Hotze on the Dangers of the Covid-19 Vaccine, Says COVID-19 “Vaccine” Is Really A Dangerous Experimental Gene Therapy

Written By Steven F. Hotze, M.D. – This so-called COVID-19 “vaccine” does not provide the individuals who receive the vaccine with immunity to COVID-19, nor does it prevent the transmission of this disease. It does not meet the CDC’s own definition of a vaccine. That is why it is a deceptive trade practice, under 15 U.S. Code, Section 41 of the Federal Trade Commission, for pharmaceutical companies who are producing this experimental gene therapy, to claim that this is a vaccine.

California Bill Would Remove Police Officers Who are Christians or Pro-Life, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A California bill that purports to remove police officers engaged in “hate speech” would allow the government to discriminate against peaceful pro-lifers, conservatives and people of faith, state pro-life leaders warned… The new California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act (Assembly Bill 655) would “root out” police officers and potential hires for “hate speech” and their connections to “hate groups” by requiring law enforcement agencies to screen potential hires for “hate.”

Yes, You Can Eat Meat on St. Joseph’s Feast Day On a Friday, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – The Lenten obligation to abstain from meat is always lifted on St. Joseph’s feast day, March 19… The Roman Catholic Church in the United States instructs the faithful to abstain from eating meat on each Friday of Lent. As the USCCB points out, “Catholic peoples from time immemorial have set apart Friday for special penitential observance by which they gladly suffer with Christ that they may one day be glorified with Him.”

BREAKING: U.S. House Votes to Enshrine Abortion in Constitution by Reviving ‘Equal Rights Amendment’ (LifeSiteNews)

By LifeSiteNews – SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser slammed the vote, saying: The so-called “Equal Rights Amendment” may as well be called the Abortion Rights Act, as it would usher in extreme policy implications by enshrining a “right” to abortion in the U.S. Constitution alongside the foundational principles of our great nation. Abortion is the greatest violation of human rights in our day – the clear antithesis of equality. Its ratification would mean the indefinite blocking of state and federal policy to protect the rights of children in the womb.

What Covers a Multitude of Sins? by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – There is no such thing as a private sin. Our moral failings – whatever they may be – have consequences that extend out far beyond our own personal guilt or innocence. My own moral failings have consequences for my wife and children, for my friends, and so on. My failings cause others to suffer, often in invisible ways. My sin breeds sin and stymies virtue, in myself and in others.

The Human Need to Feel Important — and How Government Squelches It, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – If one were to draw up a list of human needs, food and shelter would be at the top… With great respect to Freudians, sex would not be No. 2… The need for meaning would be second only to the need for food… That meaning is more important to happiness than sex is easily shown. A great many people go long periods without sex, and while many of them miss it, if they have meaning in their lives, they can lead quite happy and fulfilling lives. On the other hand, few people who have regular sex but lack meaning are happy or fulfilled. ..

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Father’s Witness to Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 5:31-47 – If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true; there is another who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true. You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you may be saved. …

Saint of the Day for March 18: St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Franciscan Media – The crises that the Church faces today may seem minor when compared with the threat posed by the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ and almost overcame Christianity in the fourth century. Cyril was to be caught up in the controversy, accused of Arianism by Saint Jerome, and ultimately vindicated both by the men of his own time and by being declared a Doctor of the Church in 1822.

CNA: After Vatican Says Same-Sex Unions Cannot be Blessed, White House Reaffirms Biden’s Support for Them

CNA – While the White House on Monday would not respond to the Vatican’s statement on marriage, press secretary Jen Psaki said that President Biden supports same-sex unions… On Monday, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) issued a response to a question on the Church’s power to bless same-sex unions. The CDF said that the Church does not have the power to bless same-sex unions or any relations “that involve sexual activity outside of marriage.”

Buying Children: Trafficking At the Border, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Drew Hernandez: “These cartels have price tags on human beings. … The only way you see getting into the United States — the cartels will literally tell these people, hey, if you have a minor with you we’ll give you a lower price of $3,200; we’ll give you a safe passage across the border.”… Others have been bought and sold for sex trafficking or child slavery or for smuggling drugs and weapons into the United States.

Months after Trump Complaints, Some Courts Are Finding Irregularities in 2020 Elections, by John Solomon

By John Solomon, Just the News – Long after former President Donald Trump dropped his legal challenges to the 2020 election, some courts in battleground states are beginning to declare the way widespread absentee ballots were implemented or counted violated state laws… The latest ruling came this month in Michigan, where the State Court of Claims concluded that Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s instructions on signature verification for absentee ballots violated state law.

Darkness Falls: One Year Later, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – One year ago today, darkness engulfed the United States. On March 18, 2020, the final holdout American dioceses suspended public Masses, making it impossible (or at least disobedient) for a lay Catholic in this country to attend Mass… The rapidity of the shutdown was breathtaking. When the first bishops cancelled public Masses it was startling, but then every single American bishop—without any exceptions—decided it was best to shut down their parishes.

Sister Laus Gloriae: Practical Prayer Tips from the Carmelite Sisters

By Sister Laus Gloriae, O.C.D., Integrated Catholic – Is there a best time to pray, given all the activities each day holds for me—working at my job and caring for and being with my family makes a very full day? Answer: …The important thing is that you want to pray. You yearn to spend some time with God in prayer. Each person has to find the “islands of prayer” in the sea of our frenzied activity so apparent in our culture. …

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

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

Expert: Biden’s Tax Hike ‘Would Destroy Economy’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – President Joe Biden is reportedly planning the first major tax hike in nearly three decades – a proposal one expert says couldn’t come at a worse time… According to Bloomberg, under consideration are: increasing the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%; expanding the estate tax; boosting the capital-gains tax rate; and increasing the income tax rate on individuals earning more than $400,000/year.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Why Did Jesus Die in His Thirties?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – St. Thomas Aquinas answered the question in the following way: Christ willed to suffer while yet young, for three reasons. First of all, to commend the more His love by giving up His life for us when He was in His most perfect state of life. Secondly, because it was not becoming for Him to show any decay of nature nor to be subject to disease …. Thirdly, that by dying and rising at an early age Christ might exhibit beforehand in His own person the future condition of those who rise again. …

Senate Advances Confirmation of Pro-Abortion Radical Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, Life News – Becerra, the attorney general of California, is President Joe Biden’s choice to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A career politician with no medical background, he has a radical pro-abortion record that includes prosecuting the undercover journalists, supporting partial-birth abortions and attempting to force nuns who serve the poor and elderly to fund abortions.

Catholic Archbishop: Biden Should Not Receive Communion Because He’s Radically Pro-Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Catholic Archbishop Joseph Naumann spoke out again this week against President Joe Biden receiving communion unless he repents of his radical pro-abortion actions… Naumann, who chairs the USCCB’s pro-life committee, told The Atlantic that Biden cannot claim to be a “devout Catholic” while supporting policies that destroy innocent unborn babies’ lives… “Obviously, (Biden) doesn’t believe what we believe about the sacredness of human life, or he wouldn’t be taking the actions that he is,” …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: My Father Is Working Still, and I Am Working

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 5:17-30 – But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am working.” This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. ..

Saint of the Day for March 17: St. Patrick

Franciscan Media – Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two solid qualities in him: He was humble and he was courageous. The determination to accept suffering and success with equal indifference guided the life of God’s instrument for winning most of Ireland for Christ… Details of his life are uncertain.

Christ’s Miracles Tell More Than Those of the Old Testament, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God…. In him was life, and the life was the light of men…. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world…. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. [cf. Jn 1: 1-16]

The Temptations of Milo Yiannopoulos, by Jerome German

By Jerome German, Crisis Magazine – And now Mr. Yiannopoulos has further aggravated (the left’s) discomfort by having the audacity to “come out as straight.” And they have wasted no time in condemning him in every way possible and insisting that this conversion is but a show. To add to their pain, he did it by consecrating his life to St. Joseph! He told LifeSite News that “Secular attempts at recovery from sin are either temporary or completely ineffective. Salvation can only be achieved through devotion to Christ and the works of the Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.

7 Irish Prayers to Give You Spiritual Strength, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – There are many rich and beautiful prayers from Ireland that can boost your spiritual life… Christians in Ireland have developed a beautiful collection of prayers that many find spiritually uplifting… The original authors of the prayers are not always known, as the texts are ancient and were passed on over many generations… Here is a short list of 7 beautiful prayers that you should check out, even if you are not Irish!

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

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

Maternity Flight Suits – an Unnecessary Expense, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – In September 2019, MSN reports that the Air Force updated its policy to reduce restrictions on pregnant aviators who perform flight duties and have uncomplicated pregnancies, allowing many women the choice to keep performing flight duties during their pregnancy, maintain currency, and prevent postpartum re-qualification training.

Until Lambs Become Lions, by Max Morton

By Max Morton, American Greatness – Right now, we are 80 million couch potatoes and keyboard warriors with rifles in our bedroom closets. This is not a force to be reckoned with… We are locked in a zero-sum game rebellion of the elites, who are intent on fundamentally transforming America into an authoritarian state with a single ideology and ruling class… In order to defeat this rebellion, we need to understand the terrain we are operating on and the strategy and tactics of our enemy.

Pope Preaches ‘Salvation’ by Eco-Harmony, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis is calling for a “new world order” wherein “humanity’s salvation” is achieved by “the creation of a new model of development, which unquestionably focuses on coexistence among peoples in harmony with creation.”… The (pontiff) proposes a radical ecological and social justice agenda in “rebuilding from the rubble” of the COVID-19 pandemic… Upholding the vision of humanity before the Fall, Francis comments on God taking man and placing him in the Garden of Eden “so that he may cultivate it” but sidesteps the narrative of Original Sin …

Sr. Clare Hunter: Examen for Masculine Virtue

Sister Clare Hunter, EWTN News – The Year of St. Joseph invites us into a deeper reflection of and gratitude for the gift of authentic masculine spirituality and fatherhood. In his apostolic exhortation to Catholic men, “Into the Breach,” Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted directs our attention to Jesus Christ, the “revelation of the mystery of what it means to be man … the model of masculinity.” Like Jesus Christ, all men begin as sons who learn through modeling and imitation how to prepare to give themselves as spouses and fathers. For Jesus, this example came from Joseph.

Fr. Patrick Briscoe: St. Patrick’s Breastplate UNPACKED

By Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP, Aleteia – St. Patrick’s Breastplate is a prayer to take up arms in spiritual battle. Summoning the forces of heaven to combat the armies of hell, this prayer attributed to the Apostle of Ireland contains a wealth of theological wisdom. On the feast of St. Patrick, take a moment to pray and reflect on these ancient, powerful words: I arise today ….

Pope Calls for ‘New World Order,’ Says ‘Wasting’ COVID Crisis Would Be Worse Than Pandemic, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – In language apparently drawn from the globalist playbook, the Pope called for “a new world order,” built upon his concept of solidarity, which in turn is drawn from his comments and publications on irreligious fraternity… Francis also copied the phraseology of globalist leaders by mentioning how the COVID crisis should not be wasted: “Let us all keep in mind that there is something worse than this crisis: the drama of wasting it. We cannot emerge from a crisis the same as before: we either come out better or we come out worse.”

Why Is the Feast of St. Joseph on March 19? by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – This placement of St. Joseph in March puts him in proximity to another biblical episode where he is directly mentioned. On March 25 the Church commemorates the Annunciation of the Lord, when the angel Gabriel visited the Blessed Virgin Mary. As the Gospel of Matthew narrates, “before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to send her away quietly”

Fr. Jeffrey Kirby: Instrument of the Devil’: Priest Sounds Alarm on Equality Act (WATCH)

By Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, Alpha News, March 14, 2021 – Fr. Jeffrey Kirby called the Equality Act an “instrument of the devil” that would make religious organizations “target number one.” WATCH

Identity Politics as a (Neo-Pagan) Religious Phenomenon, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In an epilogue to American Awakening, written after the Covid-inspired lockdown of society took hold, Mitchell observes that the mandated public-health measures—social distancing, eliminating gatherings, wearing masks—further undermine the healthy functioning of a free society. Zoom meetings and “virtual” public meetings are no substitute for the old town meetings that won Tocqueville’s admiration.

There’s A Lot More To Saint Patrick Than Shamrocks And Guinness, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, The Federalist – St. Patrick’s Day often comes and goes quickly with the usual highlights of shamrock lights, pints of Guinness, and parades, staples of celebrating this saint who helped convert Ireland to Christianity more than 1,500 years ago. What often escapes notice, however, is the radical nature of Patrick’s life… So, who is the man behind the holiday? In answering that question, a rediscovery of both St. Patrick’s words and the facts of his life can be used as fuel for renewing our culture and our nation.

Two Reflections of St. Joseph, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – Among the things that Jesus said or did, are there any which, we might suppose, he deliberately did, intending to do what Joseph had done? If so, then in doing so he was reflecting St. Joseph… We know that Jesus thought of his relationship to his heavenly Father in that way. He said that he did nothing except what he saw his heavenly Father do (Jn. 5:19). So this was a mark of the Lord’s human personality. It’s obvious, too, that in his carpentry work, at least, Jesus would have been following Joseph.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closes Three Centers in Washington State, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion chain closed three facilities in Washington state already this year amid financial struggles and declining patient numbers… The abortion chain blamed the coronavirus pandemic and low reimbursement rates in the state Medicaid program for the closures… the chief operating officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, said they saw fewer patients last year because of the pandemic, and their budget suffered.

Nope, He’s Naked! by Angela Kelley

By Angela Kelley, American Greatness – You’re not stupid, folks. The emperor has no clothes. The swindlers around Joe Biden have been telling us he is competent. They tell us he is “moderate,” even after signing the most progressive and expensive pork-laden pretend relief bill this country has ever seen. They say he cares about people at the border, even after he quickly put kids back in the facilities formerly known as “cages,” and we are expected to believe that if it wasn’t for him and his administration ….

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Walk and Sin No More

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – John 5:1-16 – After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Bethzatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed. One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” …

Saint of the Day for March 16: St. Clement Mary Hofbauer

Franciscan Media – Clement might be called the second founder of the Redemptorists, as it was he who carried the congregation of Saint Alphonsus Liguori to the people north of the Alps… John, the name given him at Baptism, was born in Moravia into a poor family, the ninth of 12 children. Although he longed to be a priest, there was no money for studies, and he was apprenticed to a baker. …

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

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

PETA Defends David Daleiden From Having to Give Planned Parenthood $16 Million, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – David Daleiden, the investigative journalist who exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade, is finding support from some unlikely allies as he fights in court for journalistic freedom… People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 20 state attorneys general and others recently filed legal briefs supporting Daleiden and the freedom of the press, his legal team said this week.

Politics Cannot Save Anyone, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – Only God is worthy of sublime pursuit, only He warrants divinization. “Put not your trust in princes,” we are told in Scripture, “in the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.” Joe Biden will not save us… Only God can save us, which He is eager to do so long as we do not substitute some lesser good for Him… If you want to save the world, which every young idealist aspires to do, it is best to begin at home; that way, having first tried to perfect yourself, you’ll then have something to offer the planet.

Communist Takeover of America, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – Communist-globalists recognized the threat Trump posed to their agenda and drastically increased its attack on society. Censorship, currently, is bludgeoning Christian and conservative speech into timid non-existence… Conservative politician Josh Hawley had his book pulled from publication after he spoke out for election integrity… Catholic publishers, rather than standing up to the corrosive mob, are preemptively canceling its writers …

Msgr. Charles Pope: We Do More than Observe The Ancient Jewish Feasts, We Fulfill Them

By Msgr. Charles Pope – The clearest example of this is Passover. Christ Jesus is our Passover (or paschal) Lamb and every Easter we solemnly celebrate that Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed, once and for all. We are delivered from death and make our Exodus from the slavery of sin to the glorious freedom of the children of God… So, we do more than celebrate Passover, in Christ we fulfill it. That is, we partake fully of all that the Passover pointed to. In a certain sense we celebrate it every Sunday, which is a mini-Pasch (or Easter).

WATCH: Mat Staver on The Dangerous “Equality Act”

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

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Jesus – the Divine Physician

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: John 4:43-54 43 After the two days he departed to Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that a […]

Saint of the Day for March 15: Louise de Marillac

Franciscan Media – Born near Meux, France, Louise lost her mother when she was still a child, her beloved father when she was but 15. Her desire to become a nun was discouraged by her confessor, and a marriage was arranged. One son was born of this union. But Louise soon found herself nursing her beloved husband through a long illness that finally led to his death.

The Perils of Pandemic Parenting, by Thomas Griffin

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

Vatican’s Doctrinal Office: Catholic Church Cannot Give Blessings to Same-Sex Unions, by Hannah Brockhaus

By Hannah Brockhaus, EWTN News – The Vatican’s doctrinal office on Monday clarified that the Catholic Church does not have the power to give liturgical blessings of homosexual unions… Answering the question “does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?,” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responded, “negative.”

Quit Calling Joe Biden a “Faithful Catholic.” He’s a Leftist and a Radical Abortion Activist, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – Like you, I’ve been around the track more than enough times to instantly know that when pro-abortionists make pronouncements,  it requires a presentation that is rife with falsehoods, dripping with distortions, and/or teeming with misrepresentations. Why? To give a surface plausibility to  their counter-intuitive conclusion. This is especially true with the topic is the pro-abortion presidency of Joe Biden.

Doctors Abandoning Medical Ethics for Covid-19 Money, by Sandy Szwarc

By  Sandy Szwarc, The Remnant – Untold numbers of Americans have gone without medical care for more than a year now, resulting in health conditions becoming worse, diagnoses being missed, unmeasurable stress for anxious patients and families, and worsening prognoses… One reason people haven’t received care has been ignored in the media, but reveals a disturbing decline of ethics in medicine and politics: The healthcare industry has been using Covid-19 screening tests to deny care to patients who do not want the test.

Fr. Paul Scalia: Archbishop Chaput’s New Book Addresses Man’s Greatest Spiritual Poverty: Not Knowing How to Die

By Father Paul Scalia, National Catholic Register – Early on in the book the archbishop uses the phrase “memories of things worth dying for.” It is a curious expression to the modern mind. Memory and death don’t mean much to us. We don’t have much use for the past and we try to cheat death constantly. It is hard to think of a culture more disconnected from its own past and more fearful of death… Nevertheless, these two things — memory and death — form and frame the archbishop-emeritus’s book.

Fighting a Mandatory COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’, by Jay Richards

By Jay Richards, The Stream – Catholic University professor Catherine Pakaluk is concerned that there seems to be a “growing consensus among Catholic ethicists that vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue are not only morally permissible (licit), but also (nearly) morally obligatory for the sake of the common good.” It’s one thing to decide that, given all the circumstances, it might be okay for someone to get a vaccine. It’s quite another to claim that others must do so, if they really care about society and their fellow human beings.

Viganò: Pope Benedict ‘Surrounded Himself With Inadequate, Unreliable or Even Corrupt Collaborators’

Interview with Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò by Radio Spada, LifeSiteNews – Archbishop Viganò in a wide-ranging interview speaks of Pope Benedict’s collaborators and the situation of the Church under Pope Francis.

Venerable Fulton Sheen on St. Joseph

By Fulton J. Sheen, EWTN News – Instead, then, of being dried fruit to be served on the table of the king, he was rather a blossom filled with promise and power. He was not in the evening of life, but in its morning, bubbling over with energy, strength and controlled passion. Mary and Joseph brought to their espousals not only their vows of virginity but also two hearts with greater torrents of love than had ever before coursed through human breasts. …

Taking Stock at Lent’s Midpoint, by Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw, Crisis Magazine – And as we proceed with this stock-taking, here are some thoughts from a sermon called “The Lapse of Time” by St. John Henry Newman: “We know very well that much as we may have attempted, we have done very little, that our very best service is nothing worth–and the more we attempt, the more clearly we shall see how little we have hitherto attempted.”

Is Racial Disparity Evidence of Racism? by Regis Nicoll

By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine – If you’ve scratched your head over the latest of the ever-growing number of things (like algebra and Beethoven) that has “become” racist, you can blame your confusion on radical leftist Saul Alinsky… Alinsky once said, “He who controls the language controls the masses.” Today, the masses are being played by some novel concepts derived neither from Webster nor Scripture but straight from the lexicon of Critical Theory.

Vatican Essentially Prohibits Traditional Masses in Saint Peter’s Basilica, by Jeanne Smits

By Jeanne Smits, LifeSiteNews – In a new development infringing on the freedom to celebrate the “extraordinary form” of the Roman rite, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State circulated a note with details of new dispositions restricting all “individual” Masses in Saint Peter’s Basilica, with special, even more restrictive measures for the traditional rite.

The Devastating Price of Ineffective Lockdowns, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – He reiterated this week: “Lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years. We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation. At the same time, they have not served to control the epidemic in the places where they have been most vigorously imposed

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: God, Be Merciful to Me a Sinner!

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 18:9-14 – He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Saint of the Day for March 13: St. Leander of Seville

Franciscan Media – The next time you recite the Nicene Creed at Mass, think of today’s saint. For it was Leander of Seville who, as bishop, introduced the practice in the sixth century. He saw it as a way to help reinforce the faith of his people and as an antidote against the heresy of Arianism, which denied the divinity of Christ. …

COVID, Global Tyranny, and the Religion of Antichrist, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – If you’re not a hard-core traditional Catholic, you might not know much about Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò. He is the whistleblower among our bishops. Viganò revealed that Pope Francis knew all about then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual harassment of young seminarians… In an interview with a German newspaper this month, Archbishop Viganò issued a stark, even apocalyptic warning. If you read the Christian press, you probably come across dire accounts of the dangers of “Christian Nationalism.” But Viganò points to the exact opposite threat: Woke Globalism.

Saints Who Were Moms Balancing Work and Family Life, by Meg Hunter-Kilmer

By Meg Hunter-Kilmer, Aleteia – Any conversation about working mothers through history needs to acknowledge that all mothers are working mothers and that for centuries those who stayed at home with their children were nearly always doing many hours of labor a day, even if they had no outside employer. Mothers have always been farmers and seamstresses and laundresses and diplomats, even if nobody was paying them for their work.

Abortion is Child Sacrifice? You Don’t Say, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – The Satanic Temple’s lawsuit is based on a complaint that Texas’ laws and regulations violate the Temple’s constitutionally-protected right to freedom of religion. Mary Elizabeth Castle, a policy adviser for Texas Values, tells One News Now the Satanic group is using that argument to vie for abortion, their modern-day version of child sacrifice.

‘A More Radical Public Witness’ On the Covid Vaccines, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Legislators and public-health officials are suggesting the development of a “vaccine passport,” which could make anyone who rejected the vaccine a second-class citizen: barred from airports or arenas or other public places. The danger that faces us today is not that many Americans will reject the vaccine; the more pressing danger is that the minority who resist will be deprived of their rights.

Biden’s Address, Lockdowns vs. Freedom, Extremism on Display, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, The Stream – President Biden addressed the nation (the other) night on the first anniversary of the pandemic lockdowns. His remarks were meant to be optimistic and soothing. You could be forgiven if you missed the fact that it was a viciously partisan speech… For whatever reason, Joe Biden just can’t acknowledge Donald Trump’s success in producing the COVID vaccines. The only reason Biden could offer any hope at all is because Donald Trump produced the vaccines in record time, which many experts said was impossible.

Sick of Wearing of Covid Mask? by David Gordon

By David Gordon, Church Militant – Sick of the draconian COVID restrictions? So are all free thinkers. But while it’s (rightly) in vogue in conservative circles to condemn the asinine lockdowns and “safety measures” imposed by bungling civil authorities drunk on their own power, almost none have had the intellectual sobriety to wonder, “How did we arrive at this precarious place where politicians feel comfortable issuing edicts that interfere so drastically with our everyday lives?”

7 Unique Devotions That Meditate on Jesus’ Passion, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – These devotions can immerse you into the events of Holy Week in a unique way… Throughout Lent, and especially during Holy Week, the Church urges Catholics to meditate on the events of Jesus’ Passion. There are many ways to do this, and over the centuries various devotions were created to assist our meditations.

The Church and the Suicide of the West, by James Kalb

By James Kalb, Catholic World Report – In 2006 Pope Benedict spoke of.. a peculiar Western self-hatred that is nothing short of pathological. It is commendable that the West is trying to be more open, to be more understanding of the values of outsiders, but it has lost all capacity for self-love. All that it sees in its own history is the despicable and the destructive; it is no longer able to perceive what is great and pure.

We Should Be Ashamed of Ourselves, by David Larson

By David Larson, Crisis Magazine – Data released recently by the CDC showed that 78% of those who died, were hospitalized, or placed on a ventilator due to a COVID-19 infection were overweight or obese, making it among the most deadly risk factors. Health experts have always known that being overweight is unhealthy, but we’ve become scared to hold up a standard of weight in our culture because of something we are even more afraid of—shame.

WATCH! Foundations with Marissa Hays: Why Should Christians Support Free Speech

Marissa Hays, The Stream – Free speech is the oxygen of democracy. Without it freedom suffocates and dies. But why is free speech so important from a Christian perspective?

Stanford Prof: COVID Lockdowns are ‘Biggest Public Health Mistake We’ve Ever Made’, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Stanford University professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya recently slammed COVID-19 lockdowns as the “biggest public health mistake we’ve ever made.”… Bhattacharya, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford University Medical School…reiterated his comments to Newsweek, calling lockdowns “the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years.”… “We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation”

Team Biden’s ‘Morality Problem’ on the Border, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson Patriot Post – No, the approach of (the Biden) administration is to fling the doors open wide for unaccompanied minors to be trafficked into this country without limits. Psaki even admitted as much: “We understand that means there will be more kids who are crossing the border. We made a policy decision that was the right, humane step to take.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: You Are Not Far from the Kingdom of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Mark 12:28-34 – And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” …