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What Happened to the Beloved Military? by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – The highest echelon of the U.S. military is becoming dysfunctional… There are too many admirals and generals for the size of the current U.S. military… Somehow a gradual drift in the agendas of our military leadership has resulted in too many various emphases on domestic cultural, social, and political issues. And naturally, as a result, there is less attention given to winning wars and leveraging such victories to our nation’s strategic advantage.

Taking for Granted or Giving Thanks, by Joannie Watson

By Joannie Watson, Integrated Catholic Life – Gratitude needs to be cultivated… Taking things for granted comes easily. It’s the default. It’s like placing a piece of wood in a stream, which will lazily drift downstream. Living in gratitude is not our default setting. It requires swimming upstream, against our tendency to accept good things without thinking.

Prayer for the Healing of Spiritual Disease Through the Intercession of St. Luke, by Philip Kosloski

By Philip Kosloski, Aleteia – Ask “the Physician of Souls” to cure any spiritual ailments in your soul… Some historians believe St. Luke was a physician, and for that reason he is often invoked as a patron saint of doctors and healthcare workers… However, more importantly he was a spiritual physician, recalling the events of Jesus’ life and providing for us the remedy for our spiritual ills.

For Christians, Dying From COVID (Or Anything Else) Is A Good Thing, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – For one thing, Christians believe that life and death belong entirely to God. There is nothing we can do to make our days on earth one second longer or shorter: “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be,” says the Psalmist. “For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s,” says Saint Paul in Romans 14:8.

Pelosi And The Popes . . . Two Meetings, Two Versions, by Christopher Manion

By by Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Rome last week to participate in a meeting of international legislators preparing for the UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland next month. During the Rome meeting, she took the opportunity to meet privately at the Vatican with Pope Francis, who was scheduled to address the meeting the next day.

The Battle for Courage — A Hill to Die on, by Shane Idleman

By Shane Idleman, The Stream – It may be a war of words rather than weapons, but America is as divided as it’s been since the Civil War… Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California and the creator of the WCF Radio Network. His program, Regaining Lost Ground, points us back to God and reminds us that although times change, truth does not. …

Patriot Post: In Brief: Americans’ Healthy Noncompliance

By Patriot Post – The irrational COVID regime of mandates and protocols is driving the opposite response… It’s quintessentially American to not do something simply because you’ve been told you have to. We didn’t have the gumption to declare independence from a monarchy for nothing. Glenn Reynolds, a professor at the University of Tennessee and more popularly known as the InstaPundit, noticed this trend when it comes to coronavirus mandates.

 Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Storing up True Riches

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 12:13-21 – One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or divider over you?” And he said to them, “Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Saint of the Day for October 18: St. Luke

Franciscan Media – Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between the life of Christ and that of the Church. He is the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds him to be a native of Antioch, and Paul calls him “our beloved physician.” His Gospel was probably written between 70 and 85 A.D.

More Reasons Catholics Aren’t Marrying, by Rachel Hoover

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

USCCB: Respect for Unborn Humans

USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities – The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law” (No. 2271).

Cry Havoc! Threats to Right-to-Life Groups, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Some friends were kind enough to invite my wife and me to the Texas Right to Life banquet a few weeks ago.  For those who don’t know, Texas Right to Life is among the most successful, if not the most successful, pro-life organization in the country.  Hence, we have the Texas Heartbeat Law, requiring that an abortionist check for a heartbeat of a child in the womb and making it illegal for anyone to terminate the life of that child if a heartbeat is found.

Bishop Lambasts Biden, by Aidan O’Connor 

By Aidan O’Connor, Church Militant – The USCCB’s pro-life chairman is blasting Joe Biden for claiming to be devout while failing to protect unborn life… Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas spoke out Friday, challenging the unelected president to act like the “devout Catholic” he claims to be. Naumann also blasted Biden’s administration for being “in the control of abortion extremists.”

The Vatican’s War Against Tradition, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – October 15 is the feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, the discalced Carmelite who reformed her order in 16th-century Spain, saving it from the decadence of the day… Church Militant’s Martina Moyski warns the Vatican is targeting followers of Teresa’s holy rule… Pope Francis: “You may be tempted to remain complacent saying: ‘It has always been done like this.’ But this expression is a poison in the life of the Church.”.. The Roman Curia — propelled by the pope’s instructions — is targeting traditional Carmelites who seek to live lives of prayer, poverty and penance.

‘Hostile to the Centralization of Power’: New Leader of Influential DC Think Tank Lays Out Vision for Conservatism, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The Heritage Foundation, has reached far outside the beltway for its new leader, Kevin Roberts, described as a Texas “Cowboy Catholic” who wants to “take back this country.”… Quickly defining himself as a foe of the D.C. swamp, Roberts said… that his selection means that conservatism in the next decade and century will “not only be less DC-centric, it will be one that gets back to its roots of being hostile, hostile, hostile to the centralization of power in the national capitol.”

Liberty Counsel: Military, Federal Employees and Civilian Contractors Sue Biden

By Liberty Counsel – Liberty Counsel has filed a class action lawsuit along with a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunction against Joseph R. Biden, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Defense Lloyd Austin and U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas on behalf of members from all five branches of the military… federal employees and federal civilian contractors, who have been unlawfully mandated to get the COVID shots or face dishonorable discharge from the military or termination from employment.

Sovereign Citizens or Greengrocers? by Thaddeus G. McCotter

By Thaddeus G. McCotter, American Greatness – The infamous Louisiana Democratic demagogue Senator Huey Long (a.k.a. “the Kingfish”) once famously pandered, “Every man a king, but no one wears a crown!” Notable for his “share the wealth” platform, Long was a more charismatic precursor to the socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Both men rose to political prominence making expansive promises to the populace that reality couldn’t cash.

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

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

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

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

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

Franciscan Media – Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus… Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation. “The heaviest of my crosses was that I could do nothing to lighten the cross my mother was suffering.” After considering marriage for some time, Margaret Mary entered the Order of the Visitation nuns at the age of 24.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “It will not be too strong to say, that there will be a constant probability of seeing the station [of President] filled by characters pre-eminent for ability and virtue.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

Are There Limits to Papal Power? by John A. Monaco

By John A. Monaco, Catholic World Report – Given that the Church lacks a system of ‘checks and balances’, is there anything—aside from the Providence of God—that can counter a pope’s questionable declarations, decisions, or actions? As Adam DeVille wrote, “a papacy big enough to give you what you want is also powerful enough to take away what you love.” A healthy and happy Church is one that recognizes the papacy for what it is, and resists the urge to make it what it is not.

100 Members of Congress Demand Investigation of University Doing Experiments With Aborted Baby Parts, by Maria Gallagher

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – A panel discussion in southwestern Pennsylvania this week shined a spotlight on gruesome allegations regarding research at the University of Pittsburgh… Panelist David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress indicated the university’s decision to hire a law firm to probe the situation was inadequate. “That’s not an investigation. It’s hiring a law firm.” Daleiden went on to allege, “It looks like an obvious cover-up.”

Authentic Reform, Without Schism, by Eduardo J. Echeverria

By Eduardo J. Echeverria, The Catholic Thing – Francis is somewhat sensitive to the criticism that synodality runs the risk of treating a listening and dialogical Church as an end in itself – an open-ended series of discussions about the normative content of Christianity – rather than as an instrument in the service of the teaching Church, deepening our understanding of the Church’s normative faith.

The Bold Speech of Bishop Schneider, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Born under Soviet rule, to fiercely loyal Catholic parents who were prisoners in the gulag, the future bishop was raised in the Catholic underground. His family routinely traveled sixty miles to attend Mass, taking night trains to avoid notice; they sheltered priests who were wanted by the secret police… So today Bishop Schneider speaks with some authority when he says that Catholics should be willing to suffer… for the sake of the faith. He has walked that walk.

Murdered British Pro-Life Catholic Politician David Amess Remembered for Building Bridges With the Holy See, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – Sir David Amess, who was tragically killed on Friday in a knife attack in England, was a committed pro-life British politician whose death has also shocked many in Rome where he is well remembered for his timely work to improve U.K.-Holy See relations… The 69-year-old devout Catholic father of five and one of Britain’s longest-serving parliamentarians made frequent visits to the Vatican as founder and chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Holy See.

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

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

MUST WATCH! Fox News Host Makes Must-See Emotional Plea to End Abortion

FoxNews, Oct 8, 2021 – Fox News host makes must-see emotional plea to end abortion

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

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

Service & Sacrifice: Honoring the Fallen, by Tom Sileo

By Tom Sileo, The Stream – The remains of five U.S. military heroes have been recovered off the southern California coast following an August helicopter crash, according to the U.S. Navy… “The U.S. Navy recovered the wreckage of the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter that crashed August 31, approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego while conducting routine operations with USS Abraham Lincoln,” the October 12 statement said, while adding that “five human remains” were also found.

Was January 6 Part of the FBI’s ‘Operation Cold Snap’? by Julie Kelly

By Julie Kelly, American Greatness – And there is another glaring connection between January 6 and the Whitmer case that cannot be dismissed as coincidence. One week after the charges were announced in the kidnapping plot, the man in charge of the Detroit FBI Field office was promoted to head of the D.C. FBI Field office. Steven M. D’Antuono took over the D.C. shop, described as “a coveted post in the bureau,” on October 13, 2020.

Br. Stephen: Saint Teresa of Avila: An Interior Castle

By Br. Stephen, MIC, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception – When the name of Teresa of Avila comes to mind, many people think first of her great spiritual work, The Interior Castle. Teresa herself, with her high degree of mental prayer, seems like a kind of interior castle: She is hidden, concealed from the average Catholic by high and fortified walls which are (more obscurely still) spiritual walls. Even St. Therese of Lisieux, her fellow Carmelite, was initially put off by the grand portrayal she was given of Teresa of Avila, choosing instead her well-known “little way.”

BOMBSHELL: Pfizer Whistleblower Says Vaccine ‘Glows,’ Contains Toxic Luciferase, Graphene Oxide Compounds, by Celeste McGovern

By Celeste McGovern, LifeSiteNews – Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine vials glow fluorescent blue and contain an enzyme called Luciferase, a quality inspector for the drug company told LifeSiteNews in an exclusive interview this week… “The vaccine glows, at least Pfizer’s does,” Melissa Strickler, who worked for the pharmaceutical giant for nearly 10 years, said. “It looks like someone took a blue glowstick, cracked it open and put it in the vial, but only if there is light and it is around a dark background.”

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

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

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

Franciscan Media – Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as political, social, and religious upheaval. It was the 16th century, a time of turmoil and reform. She was born before the Protestant Reformation and died almost 20 years after the closing of the Council of Trent… The gift of God to Teresa in and through which she became holy and left …

The Tragedy of an Opportunity Missed, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – In the last 50 or 60 years in the United States we too have had a revolution – not a political revolution (though it has had a great impact on our politics), but a cultural or moral revolution: the so-called Sexual Revolution.  Beginning sometime in the 1960s, that decade when there was a generalized rebellion of young persons against the authority of older persons, sexual taboos that had been generally accepted for decades, if not centuries, were suddenly tossed out the window and replaced with a spirit of sexual permissiveness.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: St. Joseph’s Celestial Appearance at Fatima

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – Lúcia, the eldest of the visionaries, reported this about the apparition that day in relation to St. Joseph, who had not been part of the earlier apparitions: “Then opening her hands, she (Our Lady) made them reflect on the sun, and as she ascended, the reflection of her light continued to be projected on the sun itself. … When a little later, this apparition disappeared I saw Our Lord and Our Lady. … Our Lord appeared to bless the world in the same manner as St. Joseph had done.”

LISTEN! From Lepanto to Davos: What Hath Modernism Wrought, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – Today, as what’s left of Christendom faces another kind of annihilation, where is the pope? Not only will Francis not call a crusade against the evil of atheistic globalism, but — incredibly — he’s joined forces with them. What’s the solution? The same as it was 450 years ago. The men and women and Christendom must form a new Holy League, take rosary in hand, and stand against the enemies of the Cross…whether Francis likes it or not.

Fatima’s Warning Proved True

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – The Mother of God asked each of us to repent of our sins and to pray the Rosary every day because the line between good and evil runs down the heart of every man… Fr. Chad Ripperger, Doloran Fathers founder: “The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against Hell. In fact, Padre Pio said that the Rosary is the weapon — not a weapon, but the weapon.”

This Time the Crucifixion Will Be Personal, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – I dread the final season of The Chosen because that is when they will kill my dear friend Jesus. This may sound heretical, but I have never felt exactly this way about Him before… There has always been a kind of veil between Him and me, a fog that even His light cannot fully pierce. He is a historical figure to be sure. I know that He lived. I know the Gospel stories, the Parables, the Sermon on the Mount, yet still He seems remote to me.

We Can’t Sit This Out: We’re Dealing With a ‘Criminal Conspiracy’ to Usher in Global Socialism, Dr. Douglas Farrow

By Dr. Douglas Farrow, LifeSiteNews – If patriotism was once the last refuge of the scoundrel, today that refuge is environmentalism and global health. Watching over the sphere of global health is the heavily politicized World Health Organization. There are also “independent” monitors and advisory committees, such as The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness & Response and the soi-disant Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. The former, maintaining that “the threats to human, animal and environmental health are inextricably linked,” has used the COVID crisis to call for the establishment of a Global Health Threats Council with sweeping powers to monitor progress towards WHO objectives, including those of the 2030 Agenda.

Does Your Attitude Toward Money Bring You Closer to Christ, or Do You Walk Away Sad? by John Grondelski

By John Grondelski, EWTN News – Money plays a role in our lives, and prudence dictates that we want to be economical, thrifty, and to plan for the future. But there is a difference between trusting in our riches (which usually means trusting in our own resourcefulness) versus trusting in God. We can be prudent but, as God reminds the rich farmer who filled his siloes with the agricultural wealth of his day: “You fool! This very night your life will be demanded of you!” (Luke 12:20).

Biden to ICE: Don’t Do Your Job, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – For a stretch there, they at least paid lip service to the illegal immigration crisis. Now, not so much. This week, for example, we learned that the DHS will no longer direct its ICE personnel to raid workplaces that employ illegal aliens. The ostensible reason for this, according to our criminally negligent DHS secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, is that ICE arrests at workplaces “could discourage illegal immigrants from reporting other unlawful employment practices in violation of a Biden administration directive.”

Vaccination vs. Treatment: The AMA’s Covid Agenda, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – Efforts are underway to curtail availability of a highly effective and safe treatment for Covid-19. The American Medical Association… and two national pharmacy associations.. have decided Ivermectin should not be used to treat this virus despite widespread successful treatment with this drug…

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.” —Thomas Jefferson (1787)

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

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

Saint of the Day for October 14: Blessed Carlo Acutis

Franciscan Media – Born in London and raised in Milan, Carlo’s wealthy parents were not particularly religious. Upon receiving his first communion at age seven, Carlo became a frequent communicant, making a point of praying before the tabernacle before or after every Mass. In addition to Francis of Assisi, Carlo took several of the younger saints as his models, including Bernadette Soubirous, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, and Dominic Savio.

Is America Becoming Rome Versus Byzantium? by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – We moderns certainly have developed unfair stereotypes of a supposedly decadent late imperial Rome of Hollywood sensationalism that deserved its end. And we likewise mistakenly typecast a rigid, ultra-orthodox bureaucratic “Byzantine” alternative that supposedly grew more reactionary to survive in a rough neighborhood. ..

CNSNews: Pelosi: ‘We Have a Moral Responsibility to Pass This Planet on in a Responsible Way to Future Generations’

By CNSNews.com Staff – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.), who recently met with Pope Francis in Rome, discussed the issue of climate change at a press conference on Tuesday and said: “We have a moral responsibility to pass this planet on in a responsible way to future generations.”… “It is a health issue: clean air, clean water for our children,” Pelosi said at her briefing.

Mississippi Attorney General Tells Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Attorney General Lynn Fitch today filed a reply brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, underscoring the need to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey and return abortion policymaking to the people… “Finally forced to defend those cases, respondents drive home the stark reality: Roe and Casey are indefensible”

The Managed Decline of the Catholic Church, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Earlier this month the Archbishop of Cincinnati announced his plan to restructure the archdiocese in light of changing demographics and the declining number of priests. The goal: to reduce the number of parishes by 70% over time… Pause for a moment and reflect on that: a major United States archdiocese plans to shut the doors of 7 out of every 10 existing parishes.

Bishop Bashes Jabs, by Samuel McCarthy

By Samuel McCarthy, Church Militant – “To coerce someone, to mandate that you do something that you know is immoral — you know, that’s what people have died for in the past,” Stickland declared. “We might reach that point again, where people just have to say, ‘You’re going to have to take my life rather than force me to do something that I know is morally repugnant.'”

Fr. Paul John Kalchik: The Miracle of the Sun 104 Years Later

By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant – No miracle in modern history compares to that of Fatima in Portugal, which took place on Oct. 13, 1917. As numerous media reports attested in the aftermath of the great miracle, the Sun danced! Thousands watched; estimates range from 70,000–100,000 souls of all classes and types witnessed this celestial event. The Portuguese newspaper O Dia  in 1917 reported: At one o’clock, solar time, the rain stopped … The sky had a certain greyish tint of pearl and a strange clearness filled the gloomy landscape, every moment getting gloomier.

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

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

Saint of the Day for October 13: Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

By Franciscan Media – Canada was one diocese from coast to coast during the first eight years of Marie-Rose Durocher’s life. Its half-million Catholics had received civil and religious liberty from the English only 44 years before… She was born in a little village near Montreal in 1811, the 10th of 11 children. She had a good education, was something of a tomboy, rode a horse named Caesar, and could have married well. …

Church Militant/St. Michael’s Media Beats Baltimore, by Christine Niles 

By Christine Niles, Church, Militant – Church Militant has won its case against the city of Baltimore, Maryland… (the judge) handed down a legal victory for St. Michael’s Media by granting a preliminary injunction against city officials, who had interfered to quash the Bishops: Enough Is Enough prayer rally, scheduled for Nov. 16… “Plaintiff has demonstrated a substantial likelihood that it will prevail on the merits of its free speech (Count I) and assembly (Count IV) claims under the First and Fourteenth Amendments,”…

U.S. Nuncio Says He’ll Stay, Helps Prepare for Synod, Biden-Pope Meeting, by Victor Gaetan

By Victor Gaetan, CNS – Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the 75-year-old apostolic nuncio to the United States, said when he met Pope Francis at the Vatican Sept. 6, the pope asked him to remain in his post instead of retiring… “He asked me to stay, so I stay as long as he wants. And I am happy to do so,” the archbishop told Catholic News Service.

Fr. Roger Landry: 5 Important Lessons From St. Teresa of Ávila

By Father Roger Landry, EWTN News – We are fast approaching the 400th anniversary of the most impressive canonization in the history of the Church, which took place March 12, 1622… Pope Gregory XV had the honors. Canonizations in this period of history were relatively rare events. Even though the Council of Trent taught that the example and intercession of the saints was a great help to the faithful, it took 25 years after the close of the Council for anyone to be canonized.

The John Paul II Pontifical Institute in Turmoil, by Richard A. Spinello

By Richard A. Spinello, Crisis Magazine – At the canonization ceremony of St. Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis graciously referred to the former pontiff as the “Pope of the Family.” The crowds cheered at this fitting title since there was no doubt about his legacy as a tenacious champion for marriage and family. Part of that legacy was the Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome… Pope John Paul II commissioned Cardinal Carlo Caffarra to establish this Institute in 1982. …

USCCB Pro-Life Chairman Urges Biden to Act Like the ‘Devout Catholic’ He Says He Is, by Katie Yoder

By Katie Yoder, CNA – “He likes to call himself a devout Catholic. I would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann said. “And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he’s making, not the platform of his party.”

Building Our Houses on Rock, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – St. Theresa of Avila, whose memorial we honor on Friday, is candid about her motives for taking the habit: “The trials and distresses of being a nun could not be greater than those of purgatory. . . .It would not be a great matter to spend my life as though I were in purgatory, if afterwards I were to go straight to Heaven, which is what I desired.”

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that forcze, you are inevitably ruined.” —Patrick Henry (1788)

Top Ivermectin Doc Reiterates Claim That Congressmen Have Used Treatment: ‘None Have Gone to Hospital’, by Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, LifeSiteNews – Dr. Pierre Kory, a world leader in ivermectin efficacy regarding illness associated with a COVID-19 infection, tweeted October 7 that numerous members of Congress used ivermectin as part of a COVID treatment protocol… “ … Between 100-200 United States Congress Members (plus many of their staffers & family members) with COVID .. were treated by a colleague over the past 15 months with ivermectin & the I-MASK+ protocol at https://flccc.net. None have gone to hospital … ”

Andrew Jackson and the American Lepanto, by Kevin Rush

By Kevin Rush, Church Militant – But one story that had escaped my admittedly porous memory came back during a tour of the Jackson mansion… on the eve of the Battle of New Orleans, a convent of Ursuline nuns had offered prayers for victory. The Ursulines had come from France, so they were not well disposed towards the British, who, since the days of Henry VIII, had been hunting priests and decapitating saints… On the eve of the major battle, the Ursulines placed a statue of Our Lady of Prompt Succor — so named for the Blessed Mother’s immediate assistance with a reverend mother’s prior request — in the window of their Chapel of Our Lady of Consolation and began to pray nonstop.

World Renowned Psychiatrist: ‘Global Predators’ Fauci, Gates, and Schwab Behind the COVID ‘Reign of Terror’

By Debra Heine, American Greatness – A world-renowned psychiatrist says an evil cabal of powerful elites, including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, tech billionaire Bill Gates, and World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab, created the COVID pandemic to push the deadly vaccines on an unsuspecting public, and usher in a “new world order.”… Breggin predicted that America will see its own French Revolution-style “Reign of Terror.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: What Makes the Heart Clean and Holy?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:37-41 – While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table. The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.

Saint of the Day for October 12: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Franciscan Media – Zeal as a preacher and a confessor led Father Seelos to works of compassion as well… Born in southern Bavaria, he studied philosophy and theology in Munich. On hearing about the work of the Redemptorists among German-speaking Catholics in the United States, he came to this country in 1843.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much […]

Americans Losing Hope, by Aidan O’Connor

By Aidan O’Connor, Church Militant – A new poll reveals that only a third of Americans have confidence in the country’s future, and less than half believe the United States is fair and decent… Rasmussen Reports released a poll on Friday showing that Americans’ hope for their future has been steadily declining since last year. The survey found only 33% of American adults believe the country’s best days are ahead, while 38% believe America is unfair and discriminatory.

CHURCH IN CRISIS: World’s Catholics Resist Francis to His Face, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, The Remnant – The Synod that is now underway in the Vatican will be another attack on the traditions of the Catholic Church as handed down to us from apostolic times. Francis is a ruthless idealogue whose agenda is all about permanently changing the Church so that it can never be changed back. His arrogance and hubris evidently know no limits. And he is hellbent on doing to the Catholic Church what Biden and his Globalist handlers are doing to the USA…

Heroes of the Pandemic

By Debra Heine, American Greatness – By Debra Heine, American Greatness – Over 9,100 medical doctors and scientists have signed a document charging policy-makers with potential “crimes against humanity,” accusing them of preventing physicians from providing life-saving treatments for their patients and suppressing open scientific discussion… The now-famous “Rome Declaration” wasn’t even the first time a large number of medical experts had gone on the record to reject the tenets of the church of COVID.

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Often-Disappointing Quality of the Prayer of the Faithful

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the parts of the Ordinary Form of the Mass that was restored from antiquity is the Prayer of the Faithful. In my mind, however, there is an often disappointing quality to the intentions as they are used today. They are either overly particular and ideological or, at the other end of the spectrum, perfunctory and flat.

Nancy Pelosi Taken to ‘Safety’ Due to Protest Outside of Rome Church, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-abortion Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi left a Catholic church Saturday in the middle of Mass due to safety concerns involving a nearby protest… Pelosi, the U.S. House Speaker, is trying to legalize abortion on demand and force taxpayers to pay for the killing of unborn babies in abortions, she claims to be a devout Catholic.

‘The Revolt Begins’! US Airlines Cancel Thousands of Flights As Pilots Protest Forced COVID Shots, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – It began with a trickle –– and then a flood –– of tweets on Sunday about Southwest Airline pilots calling in sick to protest their company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and then a cascade of reports that pilots from other airlines, as well as critical employees in other segments of the transportation industry, are preparing to follow suit… After Southwest pilots filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against their company’s mandate, Southwest cancelled nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing “bad weather.”

Only Subsidiarity Can Save the Republic, by Timothy J. Gordon

By Timothy J. Gordon, Crisis Magazine – In mid-September, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute quietly hosted what may have been the year’s most important panel discussion, on the subject of the lost meaning of the American Founding. Like the Founding itself, too few have appreciated the event. Even after sitting through it, not many will have captured the evasive potential consensus that may yet unite the Right: the American set piece of localism and subsidiarity, enshrined in the Constitution of 1788 but lost after the Civil War.

Vatican Smiles on Pelosi, Undercuts US Bishops, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The Vatican certainly rolled out the red carpet for Nancy Pelosi. The blood-red carpet, you might say… Even as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was urging faithful Catholics to pray for the wayward Speaker, that she might have a “conversion of heart,” a smiling Pope Francis was greeting her at the apostolic palace, giving the world no indication that he is troubled by her outspoken promotion of abortion on demand.

Struggle to Pray the Rosary? St. Thérèse of Lisieux Struggled Too, by Elizabeth Slaten

By Elizabeth Slaten, Catholic East Texas – Each year, the month of October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. During this month, special emphasis is placed on praying the rosary more frequently. This time of year is a beautiful time to discover or rediscover the power of praying the rosary.As often happens in the life of prayer, sometimes the rosary can be a challenge.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: Free Will, Faith, and . . . Abortion?

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Human Life Foundation – We live in a world of contradictions when it comes to many things of great importance in life. Whether we realize it or not, faith in God is the most important aspect of our lives. Since God put us on planet Earth, and God will call us back to himself when our life here comes to an end, the most important thing we can do is recognize our dependence on Him and seek to know what, if anything, He expects of us.

Msgr. Charles Pope: What Does Heaven Cost? A Homily for the 28th Sunday of the Year

By Msgr. Charles Pope – A rich man asks Jesus, Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?… Though his question is a good one, it is problematic because he couches it in terms of his own personal power and achievement. He wonders what he himself must do to attain eternal life… The problem is that none of us has the holiness, the spiritual wealth, or the power to attain Heaven based merely on what we do.

Pelosi: ‘Science, Science, Science … Science is an Answer to Our Prayers’, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a meeting of lawmakers in Europe that the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has “launched the most ambitious climate plan in our history” and was now working on “something that President Biden calls Build Back Better.”

Opinion: Reduce Population to Save the Planet, Says Former UK Finance Chief, by Kurt Zindulka

By Kurt Zindulka, Breitbart – In a report from Population Matters entitled Smaller Families and Ageing Populations, Lord Adair Turner, the chairman of the UK Energy Transitions Commission and former head of the FSA, argued that declining native populations will enhance prosperity.. “The biggest reason to welcome this demographic shift is that it results from the free choice of empowered people, and in particular women,” Lord Adair wrote.

Stigmatize Social Media, by Samuel D. James

By Samuel D. James, First Things – For a few hours on October 4, the developed world experienced a temporary increase in emotional health and psychological peace. The reason? Facebook crashed. A major error in the social networking company’s servers plunged its app, as well as Instagram, into the digital abyss. Despite some tantalizing predictions of impending doom for the unpopular corporation, Facebook fixed the issue, and everything went back to normal.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “To cherish and stimulate the activity of the human mind, by multiplying the objects of enterprise, is not among the least considerable of the expedients, by which the wealth of a nation may be promoted.” —Alexander Hamilton (1791)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: This Is an Evil Generation; It Seeks a Sign

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:29-32 – When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah became a sign to the men of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be to this generation.

Saint of the Day for October 11: St. John XXIII

Franciscan Media – Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible. Indeed, one writer has noted that his “ordinariness” seems one of his most remarkable qualities… The firstborn son of a farming family in Sotto il Monte, near Bergamo in northern Italy, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was always proud of his down-to-earth roots.

Archbishop Exhorts the Italian People to Resist the Planetary Nightmare

Source: Yore Children – What is happening today is the poisoned fruit of decades of dissolution, of rebellion against the Law of the Lord, of sins and vices that cry out for vengeance in the sight of God. Providence shows us how the world can become, when it abandons the Lordship of Jesus Christ and places under the bondage of Satan… Let us go back to being Christians, proud of our Faith and of the civilization that Religion has built up in the course of two thousand years of history.

The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What? by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – What was the purpose for the insane opposition of the Left between 2017 and 2021? To usher in a planned nihilism, an incompetent chaos, a honed anarchy to wreck the country in less than a year?… No sooner had Donald Trump entered office than scores of House Democrats filed motions for impeachment, apparently for thought crimes that he might, some day, in theory, could possibly commit.

When Parents Become the Enemy, by Michael Brown

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

What Exorcists Say About Cancel Culture and Forgiveness, by Patti Maguire Armstrong

By Patti Maguire Armstrong, EWTN News – Whether it’s years, decades or centuries later, as in the case of St. Junípero Serra, unforgiveness is trending. And it is also a trap. The bait is always an offense whether personal, historical or on a public stage. They are all very different circumstances, but Jesus tells us repeatedly, including in the Our Father, that we are to “forgive those who trespass against us.”

A Roman Weekend to Remember, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Rome is unusually quiet these days. Few tourists. And their absence even seems to have calmed (somewhat) the (normally) loud Romans themselves. Crossing a street in Italy’s capital used to be something like a bullfight: you had to gauge how close you could come to the charging beasts if you wanted to live to fight another day. But – is it just my own illusion? – in the absence of crowds, even Roman drivers show a certain – dare one say? – calm…

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella: Church Teaching Is Not Up for Vote

By Fr. Mario Alexis Portella, Crisis Magazine – The extreme opposite seems to have occurred on October 1, when German Catholic bishops and lay leaders, in a 168 to 28 vote—with five abstentions—openly defied the directives of Rome as they called for the Church to bless same-sex relationships. Rome, in March, had stated this was impossible since God “cannot bless sin.”… “Apparently,” as stated by Annette Florczak of Maria 1.0, an organization dedicated to upholding traditional Catholic doctrine, “the members of the Synodal Path see the Church as a democracy where teachings and truth change with a majority vote. It is beyond presumptuous and beyond depressing.”

Traditionis Custodes: Separating Fact from Fiction, by Diane Montagna

By  Diane Montagna, The Remnant – Sometimes things are not as they seem. And sometimes, there are two “realities”: one that is officially given by those in power, and one that we then discover to be the truth… When, on July 16, 2021, Pope Francis promulgated Traditionis Custodes, restricting the traditional Latin Mass, he said that according to the results of a recent Vatican consultation of bishops, the norms of his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, had been exploited by some who attend the traditional Latin Mass to sow dissent from the Second Vatican Council.

Catholic “Social Justice” Alliance Is All-In For Biden, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Wanderer – In December 1971, a group of Catholic sisters creates a nationwide “network” of women religious who would trade the spiritual charisms of their communities for a life of political activism devoted to “Social Justice.”… The Network Lobby’s first newsletter addressed several specific issues: “international poverty, congressional reform, minimum wage, child care, consumer protection, the environment, farmworker rights, healthcare, opposition to the Vietnam War, prison reform, tax fairness, welfare reform, and women’s rights.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Hear the Word of God and Keep It

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:27-28 – As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts that you sucked!” But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Joe Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Exist. It’s Just A Press Release, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – Yes, we’ve heard all about Joe Biden’s alleged vaccine mandate for private companies employing 100 or more people. It was all over the news even before he announced it on September 9. His announcement has jeopardized the employment of millions of Americans and increased worker shortages in critical domains such as health care… There’s only one problem. It’s all a mirage.

Saint of the Day for October 9: St. Denis and Companions

By Franciscan Media – This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. He was for a time confused with the writer now called Pseudo-Dionysius.

Service & Sacrifice: Prayers for the Wounded

By Tom Sileo, The Stream – The war in Afghanistan isn’t over for wounded U.S. military service members or the families of those killed in action… One brave Marine who was wounded in the August 26 terrorist attack on Kabul International Airport is still hospitalized at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Stars and Stripes reports that the injured warrior is in “serious but stable condition.”

CNA Staff: Nancy Pelosi Discusses Environment, Migration and Human Rights at the Vatican

CNA Staff – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., discussed the environment, migration and human rights during a visit to the Vatican on Friday… The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development said: “We welcome Speaker Pelosi from the U.S. House of Representatives. We talked about caring for the environment, in the light of [Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical] Laudato si’, migration issues, human rights, health in times of pandemic, and the work of the Vatican COVID Commission.”

Catholic Political Influence: The Elected…and the Elect, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – As a resident of New York State for the first nineteen years of my life, I remember hearing my mother and father discuss whether they ought to vote again for Nelson Rockefeller as Governor of the Empire State, considering that after a period of extra-marital affairs he had divorced his first wife only to marry again almost immediately. How “quaint” of my parents, in the early 1960s, to be concerned about the personal, social and political repercussions of infidelity and divorce!

California Teenager Died of Heart Condition Two Days After COVID Vaccine, Death Report Says, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – A 15-year-old boy in Sonoma County, California, died two days after getting his second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with “no other significant conditions contributing” to his death, a county death report has confirmed… The unnamed teenager died of stress cardiomyopathy with coronary artery inflammation in June, according to an investigation report last month from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Jabbed Jesuits Catch Covid, Suffer Brain Clots, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A Jesuit dean has suffered blood clots in the brain and is in a coma while his fellow Jesuit professor is in a critical condition with kidney failure after taking the COVID-19 vaccine and catching the China virus… Both academics belong to the Society of Jesus community at the prestigious Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, which recently imposed a policy requiring all members to be fully vaccinated or be suspended from teaching.

Fr. Patrick Briscoe: Find Refuge in the Rosary: A Ship for Your Soul

By Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP, Aleteia – Life is one storm after another. The Rosary is a great ship of obedience… The most common depictions of Our Lady of the Rosary show the Blessed Mother handing her chain of prayers to St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. According to tradition, Dominic, the founder of the Dominicans, received the Rosary from Our Lady to help his work of preaching in medieval France.

Fr. Richard Heilman: On the 450th Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Cdl. Burke Calls for a Holy League!

By Fr. Richard Heilman, Roman Catholic Man – October 7, 2021 marks the 450th Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, the formation of the Holy League and the origins of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary… Pope St. Pius V formed the original Holy League in response to the dire situation in which Christian Europe found itself in 1571. Christianity was greatly divided and diminished at that time, and the enemies of the Church felt this was their time to “deal the last blow” to Christianity. …

Pfizer Director Caught Admitting Vaccine Connected to Cells From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A whistleblower at Pfizer accused the pharmaceutical company of trying to hide the connection between its new COVID-19 vaccine and aborted babies… In a new Project Veritas video, Pfizer employee Melissa Strickler provided emails from corporate executives asking staff to avoid mentioning the fetal cell lines that the company used to test its COVID vaccine.

Vatican Agency Directly Tied to Communism, Abortion and Idolarty, by Michael Hichborn

By Michael Hichborn, Church Militant – Vatican City, Italy – The Vatican’s largest charitable agency, Caritas Internationalis, is on the governing body of a communist organization that promotes abortion, LGBT activism and veneration of the Pachamama, says a new report from the Lepanto Institute… The highly detailed report provides dozens of primary sources showing that Caritas Internationalis is on the International Council of the World Social Forum (WSF) …

Officials Confirm Seattle Woman Died From Vaccine, by Grace Coulter

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

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: If it is by the Finger of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:15-26 – But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons”; while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.

Saint of the Day for October 8: St. John Leonardi

By Franciscan Media – “I am only one person! Why should I do anything? What good would it do?” Today, as in any age, people seem plagued with the dilemma of getting involved. In his own way, John Leonardi answered these questions. He chose to become a priest… After his ordination, Fr. Leonardi became very active in the works of the ministry, especially in hospitals and prisons.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread.” —Thomas Jefferson (1821)

Words Theologians Play With, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – “Discernment” and “life” are two words whose meanings I have changed recently. Of course, I received no one’s permission to do this, nor for a number of others I have irresponsibly left out of my theological vocabulary. I just thought I would replace them with English… Curiously, I feel more comfortable reviewing my sins. One feels badly, to be sure (did I just acknowledge being bad?) – but feeling good when you are feeling bad is a challenge. Another word, for instance, is “accompanying.” Didn’t that used to be a sin?

US Bishops to Elect Several New Committee Heads at November Meeting, by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled this fall, as well as candidates for the position of treasurer-elect… The bishops will elect new committee chairs at their fall general assembly in Baltimore, which will be held from Nov. 15-18. The meeting marks the first in-person meeting of the conference in two years.

Miguel de Cervantes & the Battle of Lepanto, by Sarah Metts

By Sarah Metts, Catholic Exchange – This decisive victory was attributed to Our Lady’s intercession, specifically through the Rosary. St. Pius V, knowing that the Holy League was no match for the undefeated Ottoman forces, asked all of Europe to pray the Rosary for a Christian victory at Lepanto. The anniversary of the battle was first celebrated as the feast of “Our Lady of Victory,” but later the feast, celebrated on October 7, was named the feast of “Our Lady of the Rosary.”

As Border Hemorrhages, DHS Releases ‘Climate Action Plan,’ Which Must Be ‘Accepted and Embraced’ by Employees, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Never mind the hundreds of thousands of unvetted foreigners breaching the southwest U.S. border, leaving environmental degradation in their wake… The DHS is worried about climate change. And all DHS employees are expected to fall in line with those concerns. In fact, they’ll be educated about the “climate crisis.”

LifeSiteNews Launches Petition Asking Pope, USCCB to Demand Ethical COVID Jabs  

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – LifeSiteNews has launched a petition to the Vatican and the U.S. Catholic bishops, asking them to “loudly and actively demand and lobby Big Pharma for the ethical development, production and testing of COVID vaccines, untainted by abortion.”… The injections currently used in the global vaccination push have connections to abortion, as reported by LifeSiteNews and by Children of God for Life.

Who Controls a Child’s Education? by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine – In a recent debate, the Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, declared, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” Evidently, he intended to signal his support for school boards and educators who contribute to his campaign and are themselves facing criticism from parents and public figures for a variety of issues, like mask mandates, teaching Critical Race Theory, and including overtly sexual content in their school libraries.

Deacon Michael Bickerstaff: Our Lady of the Rosary and Lepanto

By Deacon Michael Bickerstaff, Integrated Catholic Life – This feast day of the Church (October 7) finds its origins in the defeat of the Turkish fleet by Christian naval forces at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. The victory was attributed by Pope Pius V to Mary’s intercession as people all across Europe prayed the Rosary on that day for victory. As a result, he established the Feast of Our Lady of Victory in thanksgiving to God.

BREAKING: Project Veritas: Pfizer Whistleblower Reveals Internal Emails Discussing Covid Vax, ‘We Want to Avoid Having the Info on the Fetal Cells Floating Out There’, by Cristina Laila

By Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit – Project Veritas on Wednesday released a video featuring a sit-down interview with a Pfizer whistleblower who went on the record with internal emails showing the pharma giant scrambling to hide information about their Covid vaccine… In the last two weeks Project Veritas has released four under cover videos exposing the truth about Covid vaccines.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superiour to all private passions.” —John Adams (1776)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: How Much More Will the Heavenly Father Give!

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:5-13 – And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, `Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, `Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed …

Saint of the Day for October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary

Franciscan Media – Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716… The development of the rosary has a long history. ..

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

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

It’s Time to Abandon the Public Schools, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Educate your children at home, if you cannot find another school. Find other parents who share your concerns and will match your commitment, and start your own school. Scrimp and save and do your best; it will not be perfect, but it will be better for your children than the indoctrination program that now confronts them… Don’t wait for the next outrage. Don’t wait until your children are seriously hurt. Get them out of the public schools. Now.

Pro-Gay Pontificate? by David Nussman 

By David Nussman, Church Militant – A notorious pro-gay cleric is up to his usual tricks. Jesuit Fr. James Martin has a reputation of sidestepping Church teaching on chastity in the name of being inclusive. Church Militant’s David Nussman gives the details on Martin’s bold claim about the Francis pontificate… “Pope Francis has been a sea change for Catholic LGBTQ ministry,” according to pro-gay Fr. James Martin.

Fr. John P. Lovell: What is a Canceled Priest?

Fr. John P. Lovell, OnePeterFive – The Church is increasingly divided between those who seek to accommodate modern society by adapting to it, and those who stand true to the faith and seek to convert the world. Modernist bishops seeking “unity” with the ever-evolving trends have quietly been removing priests who do not seek to accommodate, but rather to continue the traditional mission of the Church of bringing about the reign of Christ our King.

Cardinal Who Said Biden Should Receive Communion Supports ‘Great Reset’ Agenda, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Cardinal Turkson has continued his partnership with the group even after it announced the far-left, pro-LGBT “Great Reset” program last year… The “Great Reset,” which seeks to enshrine socialistic “stakeholder capitalism” as the dominant global economic model, includes “LGBTI Inclusion” as a key theme. “Every country, from the US to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed,” WEF founder Klaus Schwab said of the initiative in June.

Federal Judge Appointed by Obama Blocks Texas Abortion Ban After It Saves Thousands of Babies, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal judge appointed by Barack Obama has issued a ruling temporarily blocking the Texas abortion ban that has saved over 3,000 babies from abortion… U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman sided with the Biden administration’s Justice Department, which sued the state, arguing Texas’ law was unconstitutional because it went agaisnt Roe v. Wade.

Choosing the Presidency Above Catholicism, by John C. Chalberg

By John C. Chalberg, Crisis Magazine – “What the hell is an encyclical?” Who the heck asked such a question? Hint: the person who did the asking was a Catholic, a Democrat, and a candidate for president. That narrows things down more than a bit. Hmmm. . .might it have been John Kennedy or Joe Biden? No and no. The answer is Al Smith, the first Catholic to be nominated to run for president by one of the two major political parties in all of American history.

Texas Supreme Court Refuses Planned Parenthood’s Demand to Block Texas Abortion Ban, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood just lost another attempt to block the Texas heartbeat law in court, meaning babies will continue to be saved from abortion violence… On Monday, the Texas Supreme Court refused the abortion chain’s request to allow its lawsuit to proceed, the Texas Tribune reports… Texas Right to Life, one of the parties named in the lawsuit, celebrated the ruling.

Vatican Finance Trial: Judges to Rule Whether to Keep or Scrap Case in Face of Procedural Missteps

By Hannah Brockhaus, CNA – The Vatican finance trial involving Cardinal Angelo Becciu continued on Tuesday with two hours of legal debates that could potentially result in an abrupt end to the court case… Judges adjourned the hearing until Wednesday morning, when they will give their ruling on whether to move forward with the trial after the defendants’ lawyers took issue with what they consider to be significant procedural missteps by the prosecution.

The Unvaccinated Become the Untouchables, by Joseph D’Hippolito

By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream – Starting this month, if you want to visit the Vatican as a tourist, let alone work or live there, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19… Pope Francis issued that order Sept. 18, and it took effect Friday. The order includes any churches the Vatican operates in Italy… “These provisions,” the order states, “apply to citizens and residents of the (Vatican) State…

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” —Samuel Adams (1749)

Without Hope, by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – America has had two Great Awakenings that came when we, as a nation, were facing hopeless situations. They shook the nation down to our very godly foundation. Washington, DC, has no answers. But the God who has guided America’s destiny since the Pilgrims landed on our shores still offers hope today. Never give up hope!

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 11:1-4 – He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins…”

Saint of the Day for October 6: Saint Bruno

Franciscan Media – This saint has the honor of having founded a religious order which, as the saying goes, has never had to be reformed because it was never deformed. No doubt both the founder and the members would reject such high praise, but it is an indication of the saint’s intense love of a penitential life in solitude.

The Evangelization of the Jewish People, by Philip Primeau

By Philip Primeau, Crisis Magazine – Christians must love the Jews, as they love all men, entertaining neither crude stereotypes nor foolish prejudices. But love entails truth. What truth? “Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad” (John 8:56). What else? “Your accuser is Moses, in whom you have put your hope. But if you had believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me” (John 5:45-46).

Fr. Ed Broom: 15 Biblical Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration

By Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange – One of the many channels that can be utilized to augment our faith, devotion, and love for the most Holy Eucharist is by reading and meditating upon key Biblical passages, both in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. The Old Testament presents symbols or what Bible scholars term Types or Biblical Typology of references or allusions to the Eucharist that become a reality in the New Testament.

Vaccine Mandates From Private Employers Are Destroying American Livelihoods, by John Daniel Davidson

By John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist – A growing number of Americans are facing the imminent loss of their livelihoods, economic uncertainty, and in some cases financial ruin, not because of mass layoffs prompted by economic recession or the collapse of their industries, but simply because they refuse to get a COVID-19 shot… As vaccine mandate deadlines loom, this threat is becoming a reality.

LifeSiteNews: Bishop Calls Out Vatican Institute for Wanting to ‘Redefine’ the Family Unit (Watch)

By LifeSiteNews staff – Bishop Joseph Strickland is pushing back against comments made by the new head of the conservative-turned-liberal Pontifical John Paul II Theological Institute for Matrimonial and Family Science… Weeks after taking up his post as the new president, Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne made a remarkable statement… He said that “we theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we see the transformations it is undergoing today.”

Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky: German Bishops Join the Wolves

By Rev. Jerry J. Pokorsky, The Catholic Thing – An astonishing news item in the Wall Street Journal reports: “At a meeting in Frankfurt, German [Catholic] church leaders voted 168 to 28. . . to adopt a draft statement on sexuality that includes a resolution saying that ‘same-sex partnerships who want to take the risk of an unbreakable common life. . . should be able to see themselves placed under the blessing of God.’”

Cardinal Turkson: Biden Should Not Be Refused Communion. Say What? by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – This is one more reason why cultural conformity at the Vatican is so morally and spiritually damaging—and so is stupidity, of which, sadly, there is plenty to spare. So why should we in the United States take seriously the incompetent observations of an African Cardinal in charge of a Vatican office which has zero involvement with—let alone jurisdiction over—the question at issue?

‘Thou Art Peter’, by Paul Brock 

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – Over the 2,000 year history of Christianity, there’ve been 266 popes… The pope is correctly understood by the world as the leader of the Catholic Church — but who is he more specifically?.. According to canon law, the Roman pontiff is the successor of St. Peter, head of the college of bishops and “obtains full and supreme power in the Church.”

German ‘Synodal Path’ Set Back by Lack of Quorum [News/Analysis]

News/analysis by Phil Lawler Catholic World News – After adopting several statements that challenge Catholic doctrine, a plenary session of the German bishops’ “Synodal Path” was closed unexpectedly on October 2 when Bishop Georg Bätzing, the president of the episcopal conference, found that the meeting lacked a quorum… The synod meeting had already approved a dozen statements, including a call for the blessing of same-sex unions …

Faith Leaders, Scientists Meet at Vatican to Push for Greater Efforts to Fight Climate Change, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – Faith leaders and scientists who support the science of climate change came together at the Vatican today to formally call on the international community to step up their action to protect the environment ahead of a United Nations Climate Change Conference… Signing on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the almost 40 interreligious signatories …

Fauci Moves the Goalposts Again, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – Dr. Anthony Fauci continued his long-running routine of moving the COVID goalposts when he was asked over the weekend about the prospect of Americans “gathering for Christmas.” Fauci dropped what has become his go-to phrase, saying it’s “too soon to tell,” before offering the always moveable goal …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” —Benjamin Franklin (1759)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: You Are Anxious

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 10:38-42 – Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving; and she went to him and said …

Saint of the Day for October 5: St. Maria Faustina Kowalska

Franciscan Media – Saint Faustina’s name is forever linked to the annual feast of the Divine Mercy, the Divine Mercy chaplet, and the Divine Mercy prayer recited each day at 3 p.m. by many people… Born in what is now west-central Poland, Helena Kowalska was the third of 10 children.

From Me to We: On Membership in the Mystical Body, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – A great sea change came over my life when, quite by accident, I first stumbled upon a copy of Joseph Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity. Based on a set of lectures, given in the summer of 1967, that captivated large numbers of German university students, it appeared in English two years later. I discovered it several years after while wandering about in a Catholic bookstore.

Vatican Cardinal Turkson Defends Biden Receiving Communion: Promoting Abortion is Not a “State of Sin”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A top Vatican cardinal said he does not believe Joe Biden is in a “state of sin” despite working to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions and force taxpayers to pay for their deaths… Peter Turkson (says) he would not withhold Communion from the American president… “The Eucharist should not in any way become a weapon,” the cardinal told Axios. “If you say somebody cannot receive Communion, you are basically doing a judgment that you are in a state of sin.”

11 GOP Governors to Convene in Texas Border Town for Summit on Open Border Impacts in States, by Bethany Blankley

By Bethany Blankley, Just the News – “A crisis that began at our southern border now extends beyond to every state and requires immediate action before the situation worsens,” a group of 26 governors wrote to the president recently… On Wednesday, 11 Republican governors are joining forces in Mission, Texas to oppose what they see as Biden administration open border policies that have wreaked havoc both on their respective states and the U.S. collectively.

Watch. Actor Jon Voight: ‘God Shall Remind All that His Power Is Stronger than Any Politician, Any Book, Any Lie’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews –

MUST WATCH! Fr. Meeks: Let’s Stop Pretending

Fr. Meeks: Let’s Stop Pretending, Courageous Priest, Oct. 3, 2021 – Fr. Meeks explains the challenges we face in a society which has largely rejected truth for the allure of lies and why Christians must defend the truth in love.

St. John Paul II: Parents’ Role in Education

St. John Paul II: “Parents’ Role in Education” – Permit me, brothers and sisters, to mention briefly something that is of special concern to the Church. I refer to the rights and duties of parents in the education of their children. The Second Vatican Council clearly enunciated the Church’s position: “Since parents have conferred life on their children, they have a most solemn obligation to educate their offspring. Hence, parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children”

When Are We Human? by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – The “right to reproductive freedom,” as it is called, is an interesting “right.” One might have thought it would be a “right” that would prevent the Chinese government from sterilizing women or enforcing a “one-child” policy. But, oddly, it’s not. In practice, it’s the right to terminate the life of another human being.

Bishop of Pro-Abortion Nancy Pelosi Launches Public Campaign of ‘Prayer and Fasting’ for Her, by Jack Bingham

By Jack Bingham, LifeSiteNews – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s local archbishop announced a campaign of “prayer and fasting” for a “conversion of heart” for the notorious pro-abortion Catholic… “A conversion of heart of the majority of our congressional representatives is needed on this issue [of abortion], beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi …

BREAKING: Abp. Viganò Asks Catholics to Take Cancelled Priests Into Their Own Homes

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – We have all learned that in some Dioceses of the United States of America, and in particular in the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Ecclesiastical Authority is mandating its clerics and faithful employees to be vaccinated as a condition for attending celebrations, liturgical activities, and pastoral [work] and even for the mere fact of being priests with a ministry. Similar despotic measures are also imposed in Italy and other countries… Priests who do not comply with the provisions of the Ordinary will be deprived of their priestly faculties and means of subsistence.

Does the New Testament Support Communism? by JP Nunez

By JP Nunez, Catholic Exchange – Yes, some of the first Christians lived in a communist-like way, but that was very different from what we know today as communism. For one, they did it voluntarily, and they didn’t believe people should be forced to live like they did. Secondly, not every Christian in New Testament times lived that way, and there is no record that those who didn’t were ever considered less Christian or less devout than those who did.

Is Hollywood a Good Influence? Hardly, by Emmy Griffin

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

Del Rio Madness Proves Biden Can Stop The Border Crisis Whenever He Wants, by Todd Bensman

By Todd Bensman, The Federalist – The Del Rio (Texas) (camp — with its 15,000 temporary inhabitants and all the media attention it attracted — needs to be viewed in proper context as a relatively minor solar flare in a far wider crisis that brings in 50,000 immigrants every single week (on track for 1.7 MILLION for FY2021) across hundreds of miles of America’s southern border, yet weirdly attracts far less media attention.

Vaccine Hesitancy, the Medical Establishment, and the COVID Apocalypse, by Adam Ellwanger

By Adam Ellwanger, American Greatness – I’m no climate scientist, so I can’t claim to hold a research-based opinion on “global climate change,” as it is now known. But I remember exactly when I started taking the “projections” of bodies like the IPCC with a grain of salt. It was when the “Climategate” scandal came to light in 2009, in which a hacked server resulted in a leak of internal emails from climate scientists at the prestigious Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Great Britain… The leaked emails clearly showed that researchers were withholding important information from the public—

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Go and Do Likewise

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 10:25-37 – And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered right; do this, and you will live.”

The Parents’ Rebellion, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – Terry McAuliffe, the once and (possibly) future governor of Virginia, said something during a campaign debate last week that surprised many of us who thought we couldn’t be surprised anymore by American politics: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Saint of the Day for October 4: St. Francis of Assisi (Sept. 26, 1182 – Oct. 3, 1226)

By Franciscan Media – Saint Francis of Assisi’s Story – Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.

Antidotes to the Cultural Poison That Is Ripping the Family Apart

By Donald DeMarco, EWTN News – The family is being ripped apart, and it has no adequate replacement. In Familiaris Consortio, issued 40 years ago Nov. 22, Pope St. John Paul II has reminded us of the true nature and dignity of this institution: “‘Since the Creator of all things has established the conjugal partnership as the beginning of human society’ the family is ‘the first and vital cell of society.’”… The family must be restored to its God-given nature, a task, however, that is as difficult as it is necessary.

St. Therese, Doctor of Hope, by Nadia Hazimeh

By Nadia Hazimeh, Church Militant – St. Thérèse of Lisieux, a saint who embodies the virtue of hope and who serves as a beacon of light for the faithful sojourning in an ever-darkening world gripped by COVID-inspired tyranny… The “Little Flower,” whose feast is Oct. 1, is one of only four women declared a Doctor of the Church. She’s known for her “Little Way,” a path to sanctification marked by childlike trust in God, which she explained in her autobiography, Story of a Soul.

Federal Judge Slams His Colleagues: “Decision to Strike Down [Pro-Life Law] on the Altar of Abortion is Wrong”, by Edward White

By Edward White, LifeNews – While the two-judge majority determined that the law’s ban on the performance of abortions based on the unborn child’s race, sex, or Down syndrome status was unconstitutionally vague, Judge Thapar dissented. He noted that the majority misapplied the governing case law and usurped the democratic process of the State of Tennessee. He correctly explained that the majority’s “decision to strike down the anti-discrimination statute at the altar of abortion is wrong.”

We Live Now By Lies, by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – The most profound lesson Alexander Solzhenitsyn took away from his decade in the Gulag, and decades of courageous dissidence, was “Live not by lies.”.. He saw at the very root of the misery, poverty, cruelty, failure, and massive wastage of human lives and potential that was Soviet Communism something simple.. When people were being lied to by those with power, they didn’t speak up. Or fight back. …

Why Is God Missing in the Economy of Francesco? by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, Crisis Magazine – The Economy of Francesco is like wading through a confusing mixture that seems to be a jumble of U.N. commission reports, Laudato Si’ ecological manifesto, Green New Deal activism, and Amazon Synod tribal boilerplate. Like most of Pope Francis’ “listening” projects, this one only takes notice of what he wants to hear… The core of the Economy of Francesco is found in a message made “in the name of the young people and poor of the world.” While the website is made to appear youthful, it has a childish overtone and reads like Greta Thunberg.

Bishop Calls Out Biden, Pelosi for Supporting ‘Most Radical Pro-Abortion Bill’, by Jack Bingham

By Jack Bingham, LifeSiteNews – An American bishop has expressed his disgust with Nancy Pelosi and other so-called ‘Catholic’ politicians over their ardent support of the recently passed ‘radical pro-abortion bill.’… “With the full support of our Catholic president, our Catholic speaker of the house, and scores of Catholic representatives, the most radical pro-abortion bill was passed by the House of Representatives, ” lamented the Bishop of Madison, Donald Hying in a September 25 tweet.

McAuliffe Sides With Teachers Unions Against Parents

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

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, calumniating and defaming one another, I, for my part, own myself willing to part with my share of it.” —Benjamin Franklin (1789)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Your Names Are Written in Heaven

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 10:17-24 – The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. …

Saint of the Day for October 2: Feast of the Guardian Angels

Franciscan Media – Perhaps no aspect of Catholic piety is as comforting to parents as the belief that an angel protects their little ones from dangers real and imagined. Yet guardian angels are not only for children. Their role is to represent individuals before God, to watch over them always, to aid their prayer, and to present their souls to God at death.

Fr. Linus Clovis: The Anti-Church Has Come. Why Faithful Catholics Should Not Be Afraid (May 2017)

By Fr. Linus Clovis, LifeSiteNews – On October 13, 1884, exactly 33 years before Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima, Pope Leo XIII, had an extraordinary spiritual experience.  He overheard a conversation between God and Satan in which Satan challenged God, boasting that, given greater power over priests (6), he could destroy the Church within 100 years. 

St. John Paul II: Freedom at War With Nature

St. John Paul II, from Veritatis Splendor (1993) – Here various approaches are at one in overlooking the created dimension of nature and in misunderstanding its integrity. For some, “nature” becomes reduced to raw material for human activity and for its power: thus nature needs to be profoundly transformed, and indeed overcome by freedom, inasmuch as it represents a limitation and denial of freedom.

My Battle Cry for Church Renewal? Debureaucratization! by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – OK, I guess “debureaucratization” will never become an effective slogan; it hurts the eyes just to look at the word. But, to put the matter in a largish nutshell, the abandonment of the bureaucratic model of Church governance is probably the single most important path in our time to Catholic institutional renewal, and what we might also call genuine synodality.

WATCH! The Vigano Tapes: The Complete Interview

By Urbi et Orbi Communications – Dr. Robert Moynihan gives an introduction to the interview with Archbishop Viganò, The Viganò Tapes, which consist of 18 tapes each one containing a question that we asked Archbishop Viganò at the end of August 2021. This exclusive interview covers the current situation in the Church and in the world.

Biden Admin Claims Constitution Allows Federal Government to Overturn Texas Abortion Ban, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Biden administration urged a federal judge to block the Texas heartbeat law Friday after its previous attempts to stop the abortion ban have failed… Attorneys for Texas said Biden’s Department of Justice is being unfair by asking the court to block “absent third parties” from enforcing the law “without letting them be heard.”… The Texas law went into effect Sept. 1, prohibiting abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable …

The Return of the Patriarchal King, by Andrew E. Harrod

By Andrew E. Harrod, Crisis Magazine – In the recently-released book The Case for Patriarchy, Catholic writer and teacher Timothy J. Gordon boldly proclaims the “kingship of the social reign of Christ, King of the Patriarchy!” Gordon’s well-researched, deeply insightful work deconstructs feminism’s numerous nostrums that have upended modern life in the name of a false paradise of sexual egalitarianism.

By Fr. Michael Kerper: Are Guardian Angels Real?

By Fr. Michael Kerper, Catholic Exchange – As we grow into adulthood and become more sophisticated, we tend to dismiss some religious beliefs we learned as children. Guard­ian Angels fall into this category of “childish beliefs” that seem nice but also far-fetched. Rather than tossing them out completely, I suggest that you consider a deeper and more mature interpretation of what Guardian Angels really are.

WATCH: The Fake Theology Behind Vaccine Mandates (EWTN)

Complicit Clergy, Oct. 1, 2021 – In her National Catholic Reporter article “Catholics seeking ‘religious’ exemptions from vaccines must follow true church teaching on conscience”, M. Therese Lysaught, a professor of bioethics and a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, maintains that Catholics in good conscience MUST receive a COVID-19 vaccine. She provides a template for a “dialogue” with someone asking for an exemption.

Whistleblower Outs Pfizer Jab, by William Mahoney

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

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

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

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: He Who Hears You Hears Me

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 10:13-16 – “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tolerable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades. 16 “He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me, and he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

Saint of the Day for October 1: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Franciscan Media – “I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul.”… These are the words of Thérèse of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun called the “Little Flower,” who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France.

Lepanto’s Lessons, by Michael Warsaw

By Michael Warsaw, EWTN News – What’s needed to combat militant secularism and pro-abortion expansionism remains identical to what turned the tide at Lepanto: trust in God and Our Lady’s intercession… Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, on Oct. 7, 1571, Christian naval forces won one of the most significant victories in global history, destroying a considerably larger fleet of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto off the coast of Greece.

How Homosexuality Harms the Church, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – One of the most common defenses of homosexual behavior is: “This does no harm to you or any other third parties.” To which my response is: “No harm? Well, it has pretty much ruined the Catholic Church in America.”… Homosexuality among priests, and sometimes among bishops; plus an attitude of tolerance towards homosexuals among non-homosexual priests and bishops, as if same-sex intercourse is no big deal ….

Columnist at the Times of London: The 2020 Election Was Stolen, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, Church Militant – Who’s running our country? It’s certainly not the shambling meat puppet Joe Biden, a mere shell of the venal, mediocre hack that he once was — like the ruins of some gutted Waffle House in a Mad Max-style hellscape. I’ve speculated here that it’s a high-level cabal, even calling it the Secret Committee Formerly Known As Joe Biden (SCFKAJB — pronounce it if you can).

Is ‘Pandemic of Under-Vaccinated’ Coming for 180 Million People?, by Steve Jordahl, Billy Davis

By Steve Jordahl, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden said in his controversial Sept. 9 speech. “And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot.”

The Divide Between the Bishops and the Faithful, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Catholics rightly no longer blindly follow the “pray, pay, and obey” model of the early 20th century (a model, I’ll note, that was never historically the norm in the Church). This doesn’t mean that we should disregard or disrespect our bishops, but we must hold them accountable. While we should be cognizant of a bishop’s myriad responsibilities, we cannot allow him to forget that the salvation of souls—not the administration of organizations—is the primary mission of the Church.

Joe Manchin Won’t Vote for Democrat Reconciliation Bill Without Hyde Amendment, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Senator Joe Manchin has said he will not vote for any Democrat reconciliation bill without the Hyde Amendment to protect Americans from having to fund abortions. As Democrats advance massive legislation to exponentially increase government spending, pro-life groups are very concerned about the prospects for overturning Hyde and forcing Americans to fund killing babies in abortions.

YouTube Bans Vaccine ‘Misinformation,’ Removes Dr. Mercola, RFK Jr., by Matt Lamb

By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – A liberal law professor analyzed the situation and said that YouTube is being pushed to censor content that the federal government cannot legally silence on its own. The U.S. Surgeon General previously released a guide on how to stop “the urgent threat of health misinformation.”… “This is the face of censorship. As demanded, the companies are now sanitizing their sites to remove opposing views on these subjects”

Pope Pushes Global Government, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The pope recently gave a pro-life talk — sort of. While the pope denounced abortion and euthanasia, he also called for world governance to fight the Wuhan virus… Pope Francis: “The pandemic crisis made the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor resound even more strongly.”… In the 15-minute address, the pontiff quoted himself five times (from another address, a homily and his encyclicals Fratelli Tutti and Laudato Sí). Coincidentally, he used the word “global” or “globalization” five times, once even calling for one-world government.

Uprooting Nature and Planting in a Vacuum, by Dr. Donald DeMarco

By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic East Texas – “No human institution is so deeply rooted in nature and in the heart of man and of woman as marriage and the family. Prior to any philosophical reasoning, men and women know that they are made for each other, that they need each other, and that there exists between them a relationship that is different from all other relationships found in human society.”

Keeping Kids Off Porn, by Alysse ElHage

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

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” —John Adams (1815)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Kingdom of God Has Come Near to You

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 10:1-12 – After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.

Saint of the Day for September 30: Saint Jerome

Franciscan Media – Most of the saints are remembered for some outstanding virtue or devotion which they practiced, but Jerome is frequently remembered for his bad temper! It is true that he had a very bad temper and could use a vitriolic pen, but his love for God and his son Jesus Christ was extraordinarily intense …

The Coordinated Attack on Ivermectin Is a Crime Against Humanity, by Cong. Louie Gohmert

By Louie Gohmert, American Greatness – Make no mistake, the evil, deadly, coordinated globalist attacks we are currently witnessing on ivermectin will go down in history as a vicious crime against humanity… Just as we saw with hydroxychloroquine last summer, government alphabet agencies, the medical industrial complex, and their willing accomplices in the media have recently made it clear that there is yet another safe, effective treatment for COVID-19 they wish to torpedo …

Catholic Bishop Calls for Massive Prayer Campaign to Convert Nancy Pelosi, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – San Francisco Arch. Salvatore Cordileone… “A conversion of heart of the majority of our Congressional representatives is needed on this issue, beginning with the leader of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” the archbishop said. “I am therefore inviting all Catholics to join in a massive and visible campaign of prayer and fasting for Speaker Pelosi: commit to praying one rosary a week and fasting on Fridays for her conversion of heart.”

Scientists, Censors, and Scapegoats, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Or we might take our lesson from the case of Gallileo. Real scientific discoveries may be suppressed temporarily, by powerful people who find them inconvenient. But eventually the truth will out. Today the most powerful figures in politics, the media, and academe tell us that we cannot, we must not, attempt to move the consensus about Covid vaccination. Nevertheless it moves.

TX Lawmakers Learn Heartbeat Bill Hysteria Not All Hyperbole, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland (pictured with President Joe Biden) called a Texas pro-life law unconstitutional, and ordered the Justice Dept. to sue, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowed it to stand… Law enforcement authorities are being praised for making an arrest after Texas lawmakers were threatened for passing a pro-life law which made them targets of abortion-supporting fanatics.

New York Governor Confirms Covidianism Is A Pagan Cult, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – Self-appointed pope of all New Yorkers Kathy Hochul appeared at a megachurch to preach her COVID doctrines, saying ‘I need you to be my apostles’ for preaching universal vaccination to the unsaved… Hochul claimed she is the ultimate religious authority over all New Yorkers no matter their actual religion. “There are not legitimate religious exemptions [to COVID injections] because the leaders of all the organized religions have said there is no legitimate reason,” she said.

 Fr. John A. Perricone: Down the Rabbit Hole of Synodality

By  Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine – For the Serpent’s temptation “Ye shall be as gods” will always enjoy an irresistible attraction. Our times are a time of unparalleled Gnostic ascendancy. Never have men been so willing to dwell in a world of Humpty Dumptys and Mad Hatters as they are today. Proof is found in the sheer fear of normal folks to speak truths of ordinary common sense.

Most Radical Abortion Legislation Passes in the House, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.. criticized Pelosi, saying it was “especially shameful that any self-professed Catholic would be implicated in such an evil, let alone advocate for it.” He also said the bill “is surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”

‘What God Wants’: NY Gov. Calls for COVID ‘Apostles’ to Promote Jab, by Ashley Sadler

By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – Hochul officially declared a state of emergency Monday ahead of the anticipated mass firings of unvaccinated healthcare professionals, suggesting she might call in “medically trained” National Guard troops to fill in the staffing shortages left by the firing of unvaccinated civilian employees… While advocating vaccination as a moral duty, Gov. Hochul has also taken aim at Texas’ life-saving Heartbeat Act, which bans most abortions, declaring that abortion will always be protected and easily accessible in the Empire State.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Fit for the Kingdom of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:57-62 – As they were going along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.” To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” …

Saints of the Day for September 29: St. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Franciscan Media – Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named… Michael appears in Daniel’s vision as “the great prince” who defends Israel against its enemies; in the Book of Revelation, he leads God’s armies to final victory over the forces of evil. …

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

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

Help Wanted: Labor Shortage Points to Deeper Needs in Society, by Jonathan Liedl

By Jonathan Liedl, EWTN News – Return-to-work hiring slowed sharply in August, and the labor force is still 2.9 million members fewer than it was in February 2020. Despite the fact that a record high of 10.9-million jobs remain unfilled, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8.4 million work-aged people are unemployed.

Parolin Peddles Environmentalism, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Cardinal Pietro Parolin spoke to the United Nations General Assembly this weekend, advocating for environmentalism. The Vatican secretary of state claimed the world has seen “decades of inaction” on environmental issues… Parolin: “The maintenance of peace, the protection and promotion of human rights, the advance of integral human development, the care for our common home should never be taken for granted.”

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Cashing in On the Devil?

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – There are many references to the devil in the Sacraments, above all Baptism. The Baptismal ritual has us renounce Satan and all his works. Every priest is an exorcist when he blesses water and articles. Every Catholic is an exorcist when making the Sign of the Cross and reciting prayers such as the Saint Michael prayer. Traditional Catholic blessings frequently invoke God’s power to vanquish the ancient foe.

President Trump: Christians Can’t Support Joe Biden Because He’s Radically Pro-Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Trump revealed in an interview with CBN News that he has a lot of concerns against Biden who is exactly his opposite when it comes to being pro-life despite describing himself as a “Devout Catholic.” Trump particularly cited Biden’s policies that are negatively affecting organized religion… “If you look at his policies, and if you look at what he’s doing to religion, and organized religion, if you look at what’s going on, I don’t know how the Catholic Church can be supportive of him,” Trump said.

Hierarchy as Middle Management, by Darrick Taylor

By Darrick Taylor, Crisis Magazine – Like every other institution in western life, the Church is run on a daily basis by those who control the means—of communication, funding, and the like—to accomplish the ends for which they are constituted, rather than those who are responsible for its end. In the Church’s case, this means the salvation of souls often takes a back seat to bureaucratic inertia.

Arizona 2020 Vote Audit Finds Potentially Election-Shifting Numbers Of Illegal Ballots, by Margot Cleveland

By Margot Cleveland, The Federalist – On Friday, the Arizona State Senate released the final reports on the results of the Maricopa County Forensic Election Audit. While the reports made several significant findings supporting former President Trump’s complaints about the 2020 election, the corporate media ignored those aspects of the audit to focus instead only on the results of the hand recount.

The Intercession of Saint Michael in Christian History, By Adam Blai

By Adam Blai, Catholic Exchange – There is a large limestone cave in Gargano, Italy, that was a site of pagan worship in Greek and Roman times. The story of how the cave was transformed into a church dedicated to St. Michael is partially told in a collection of stories called the Liber de apparitione Sancti Michaelis in Monte Gargano, which first appeared in the ninth century.

The CDC’s COVID Failures Mount, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – What grade does America’s premier public health agency deserve throughout the biggest public healthcare threat the country has faced in generations? Well, the short answer would be to simply answer “a failing grade.” Yes, through the course of the very beginning of the COVID pandemic to today, the CDC has repeatedly misinterpreted data …

Without the Right of Conscience, There Is No Common Good, by John Clark

By John Clark, Crisis Magazine – Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich recently mandated that all priests and employees of his diocese receive vaccinations against COVID-19. While medical exemptions to his mandate will be granted, religious exemptions will be refused… With a broad appeal to the “common good,” the cardinal is refusing to recognize individual objections of conscience.

Texan Mother Trashes Graphic Schoolbook, by Paul Aubert

By Paul Aubert, Church Militant – A school district in Austin, Texas is reviewing a book it removed from its libraries after a mother attacked school board officials over the literature’s graphic discussion of anal sex… During a school board meeting Wednesday night, Kara Bell, a mother at Lake Travis Independent School District, read a sexually charged passage from Out of Darkness, written by Ashley Hope Pérez.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual. … This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus’ Face Was Set toward Jerusalem

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:51-56 – When the days drew near for him to be received up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him; but the people would not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. …

Saint of the Day for September 28: St. Wenceslaus

Franciscan Media – If saints have been falsely characterized as “other worldly,” the life of Wenceslaus stands as an example to the contrary: He stood for Christian values in the midst of the political intrigues which characterized 10th-century Bohemia.

Spiritual Symbiosis: What it Takes to Be a Good Priest, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – I’ve just finished reading Rekindle the Gift of God by Fr. Roch A. Kereszty, O. Cist. Ignatius Press recently published this “handbook for priestly life” as a help to priests who, for whatever reason, need to refocus on the source of their priesthood and on the basic elements which can make their priesthood both effective and personally fulfilling… So why did I read this book? The answer is astonishingly simple: We lay people need good priests. …

The Democratic House Proves: It Really Is All About Abortion, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – I’m not one of those guys who reacts to every issue under the sun by saying, “Oh, yeah? Well what about abortion, huh? What About That?” I run the Family Institute of Connecticut, and we deal with a lot more issues than just abortion… But abortion is why our country is falling apart. Abortion is why Satanism is now the de facto religion of America. Abortion is why our country is descending into collective madness. At the end of the day, it really is all about abortion.

Sheriffs Say They Won’t Enforce Biden’s ‘Unconstitutional’ COVID Vaccine Mandates, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – ‘On 9/11 we experienced the foreign enemy,’ Texas sheriff Bo Stallman said. ‘Today we have a domestic enemy: the potential of a tyrannical, overreaching government that threatens to violate the constitutional rights of our citizens.’.. Sheriffs across the United States are rising up against Joe Biden’s new vaccine mandates for private businesses, vowing not to enforce coercive COVID vaccination requirements in their counties or for their workforces.

State Takes Three-Month-Old Baby From His Parents Because They Refuse to End His Life Support, by Wesley Smith

By Wesley Smith, LifeNews – Keaton has a serious case of muscular dystrophy and has broken bones from birth that are not healing properly. He is on pain control. The doctors say that Keaton’s health is worsening and he won’t live a year, and so the life support is futile. But according to the parents, doctors previously said he would only live a month. These things can be very uncertain.

The Fake Theology Behind Vaccine Mandates, by Janet Smith

By Janet Smith, Crisis Magazine – Listed also is a statement by a Vatican COVID-19 Commission in collaboration with the Pontifical Academy for Life which, while it does strongly encourage people to get the vaccine, does not speak of a moral obligation to do so. All it can offer is guidance; it has no authority over the consciences of Catholics. Moreover, the presence of a pro-abortion theologian on the Academy corrodes the trust of Catholics in the guidance offered by the academy

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.” —Thomas Paine (1791)

 Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Jesus Perceived the Thought of Their Hearts

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:46-50 – And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest. But when Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts, he took a child and put him by his side, and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me …”

Saint of the Day for September 27: Saint Vincent de Paul

Franciscan Media – The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent de Paul’s eyes to the crying spiritual needs of the peasantry of France. This seems to have been a crucial moment in the life of the man from a small farm in Gascony, France, who had become a priest with little more ambition than to have a comfortable life.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Of Friends and Foes: A Homily for the 26th Sunday of the Year

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Foe or Friend? – The text begins, John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.”

The Symptoms of Our Insanity, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – When did we become a nation of socialist AOCs wearing “Tax the Rich” dresses to $35,000-a-ticket celebrity galas, without mandatory masks, while being served by masked servants—a now tired script from the Obama birthday bash crowd to the grandees at the Emmys?

Nancy Pelosi Slams Catholic Bishop, Defends Abortion: “God Has Given Us a Free Will” to Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at her Catholic archbishop Thursday after he described a pro-abortion bill that she supports as “legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”… Pelosi, a pro-abortion Democrat from San Francisco, professes to be a devout Catholic. On Friday, however, she plans to hold a House vote on a bill that would erase basically all restrictions on abortion …

Forced Vax Frenzy, by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – World leaders continue to prove themselves inept in this fake COVID crisis. The White House recommends proof of vaccination for those flying into the United States yet doesn’t require the same thing for illegal immigrants.
Church Militant’s Hunter Bradford illustrates the divisive nature of COVID politics and more mandates, looming just around the corner.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Conscience, COVID Vaccines and the Common Good

By Msgr. Charles Pope, NCRegister – We have come to a new chapter in the COVID-19 crisis and conflict that has gripped our Church, this nation and the world. The new chapter involves vaccinations, and the increasing mandates to receive them “or else.” The price of refusal ranges from the irritating weekly testing to fines, and all the way to job termination and banishment from places of trade and restaurants.

Fr. Paul D. Scalia: The Gospel, Untamed

By Fr. Paul D. Scalia, The Catholic Thing – There is always the temptation to domesticate the Gospel — to smooth out the rough edges, sanitize the language, and naturalize the supernatural. In a word, to make it comfortable. In this way, the Beatitudes become simply gentle sayings about the poor, meek, and sorrowful. The twofold command of love becomes a mere exhortation to kindness. Even the death of Christ becomes just a good example.

Arizona Election Audit Reveals 50,000 Problematic Ballots, Deleted Election Data, Thousands of Duplicate Votes, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Auditors and the Arizona state senate yesterday released the long-awaiting findings of the 2020 forensic election audit in Arizona’s Maricopa County… The findings summary from the final audit report, dated September 24, flagged around 50,000 problematic votes, including 23,344 mail-in ballots cast from voters using a prior address.

Arch. Salvatore Cordileone Slams Pelosi’s Bill to Overturn Every Pro-Life Law Nationwide: “This is Child Sacrifice”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s archbishop chastised Catholic politicians Tuesday for supporting a radical pro-abortion bill that promotes “child sacrifice.”… Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco urged Catholics to pray and fast for the defeat of the deceptively named Women’s Health Protection Act, according to the Catholic News Agency… “This proposed legislation is nothing short of child sacrifice,” Cordileone said in a statement. “[It] is surely the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.”

Family Advocacy Group Stands Against ‘Drafting Our Daughters’

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

As America Has Become More Secular, It Has Become Less Free, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – Here is something any honest person must acknowledge: As America has become more secular, it has become less free… Individuals can differ as to whether these two facts are correlated, but no honest person can deny they are facts… It seems to me indisputable that they are correlated.

Fr. Joel Guibert: St. Therese Of Lisieux’s Way of Abandonment & Peace

By Fr. Joel Guibert, Catholic Exchange – “Providence” is a word that needs to be given a new meaning because it has been forgotten or caricatured to such an extent. For many people, providence conjures up only a “palliative” for the ends of months that are a little difficult. Just as “irrigation” minimized agricultural wastes, the abundance in our society has finally freed man from believing in God: “Come on, sir, let’s get with it. ….

Cutting Throats, Burning at the Stake, and Excommunication: The Pope and Eucharistic Incoherency, by Monica M. Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – As the bishops head into their Fall 2021 Assembly, they are set to draft a document on Eucharistic coherency—or at least they were set to do so. To what extent Pope Francis has adversely affected this process remains to be seen. Perhaps the bishops, short of excommunication, may still feel free to at least publicly admonish Catholic pro-abortion politicians and allow their priests the liberty to refuse them Holy Communion. I continue to hope; and there’s still time to pray.

Bombshell Report Reveals Sexual Predation Crisis in Seminaries, by Gene T. Gomulka

By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant – What would you do if your son who was studying to become a priest told you that officials at his seminary failed to discipline an older seminarian who came into his room, closed the door, exposed himself, and wanted your son to perform oral sex on him? How would you feel if the rector dismissed your son from the seminary based on a bogus reason after your son filed a sexual harassment complaint against an abusive seminary superior? …

Border Enforcement — A Little Resolve Won’t Do Much, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A spokesman for an immigration border enforcement organization says “some really bad optics” compelled the Biden administration to launch a mass expulsion of Haitian migrants from Texas. But even the recent developments on this issue, he says, won’t make a “dent” in the flow of illegal immigration… the DHS recently announced that it plans to expel many of the 12,000 Haitian migrants currently camped under and around a bridge in Del Rio, Texas.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770)

Biden Paves Path to Mandatory Vax Passports, by Mark Alexander

By Mark Alexander, Patriot Post – It seems like several years have passed since March of 2020, when Donald Trump authorized Anthony Fauci to make a national declaration of “15 days to flatten the curve” in order to get ahead of the ChiCom Virus pandemic. Now, 18 months into the COVID pandemic of fear, the Beltway Democrats and their entrenched bubble bureaucrats are still doing what they do best — attempting to increase the power of the state, thus increasing their own power and control.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Suppressing Truth to Ease a Guilty Conscience

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:7-9 – Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen. …

Saint of the Day for September 23: St. Pio of Pietrelcina

By Franciscan Media – In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was the 45th canonization ceremony in Pope John Paul’s pontificate. More than 300,000 people braved blistering heat as they filled St. Peter’s Square and nearby streets. They heard the Holy Father praise the new saint for his prayer and charity. “This is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio’s teaching,” said the pope. …

Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning ‘Abortion Inducing Drugs’ After Seven Weeks of Pregnancy

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – On the heels of the Texas Heartbeat Act, pro-lifers can welcome another victory in the state, as Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into law a bill prohibiting physicians or health care providers from giving women an “abortion inducing drug” after seven weeks of pregnancy… Physicians may still distribute the drugs before the 49th day, at face-to-face meetings …

Pope Francis on EWTN: “They Are the Work of the Devil”

Pope Francis has lashed out at the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), saying: “They are the work of the devil.”… During a meeting with Jesuits in Slovakia, the Pontiff spoke of “a large Catholic television channel that has no hesitation in continually speaking ill of the Pope.” Although he did not name the network, the reference clearly was to EWTN. “I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner,” the Pontiff said; “but the Church does not deserve them.”

Democrats Advance Radical Abortion Bill That Would Overturn Every Pro-Life Law in America, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Democrats in Congress are pushing forward with an extreme pro-abortion bill that pro-life advocates say would go beyond Roe v. Wade and create federal government-mandated abortion on demand across the country… Deceptively named the Women’s Health Protection Act, the bill would erase basically all restrictions on abortion and prevent states from enacting even modest protections for unborn babies. It also would force taxpayers to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

Vaccine Collaborators, by Dan Gelernter

By Dan Gelernter, American Greatness – For four years, the Germans had run Paris with their characteristic and unimaginative efficiency. They put up road signs in German, lined the Rue de Rivoli with swastikas, and switched Paris to Berlin time. And, during those four years, the Germans received more than 2 million tips from Parisians squealing on their neighbors. Reporting so-and-so for buying on the black market. Reporting so-and-so for violating the curfew and staying out too late. Some concierges hid Jewish tenants from the police. Others turned them over and took their apartments

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Jesus Gave Them Authority over All Demons and Diseases

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 9:1-6 – And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.

Saint of the Day for September 22: St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions

By Franciscan Media – Lorenzo was born in Manila of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Christians. Thus he learned Chinese and Tagalog from them, and Spanish from the Dominicans whom he served as altar boy and sacristan. He became a professional calligrapher, transcribing documents in beautiful penmanship. He was a full member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary under Dominican auspices. He married and had two sons and a daughter.

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

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

Is Biden Bringing Terrorists From Afghanistan to America? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News – Is President Joe Biden bringing terrorists from Afghanistan to the United States?… The answer: Even Biden himself cannot know for sure… The administration is bringing two distinct types of evacuees into the United States from Afghanistan. Some hold special immigrant visas. Others are so-called parolees.

Vaxxed Philippine Bishops Catch Covid, by Nadia Hazimeh

By Nadia Hazimeh, Church Militant – Filipino bishops are contracting COVID-19 even after being fully vaccinated, even while other bishops are forcing laity to be jabbed in order to attend Mass and religious events… Even while bishops themselves are catching COVID after being fully vaccinated, other bishops are banning unvaccinated laity from entering churches.

Experts Warn of COVID Vaccine Risks at FDA Hearing: ‘The Vaccines Kill More Than They Save’, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Several physicians and other medical experts slammed COVID-19 vaccines and calls for mass COVID vaccination at an FDA meeting on booster shots last week. The experts, including a top Johnson & Johnson researcher, warned that the shots “kill more people than they save” and pose a “clear and present danger” of creating coronavirus variants.

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

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

As Biden Looks to Raise Refugee Cap, Catholics Argue He Can Do More, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – Catholic refugee advocates on Tuesday praised President Joe Biden for pushing to raise the refugee cap in the coming fiscal year, and urged even more refugee admissions… On Monday, President Biden recommended that the United States double its limit on refugee resettlement in the coming fiscal year, to 125,000 refugees from 62,500. The U.S. bishops’ conference has also pushed for an increase in the refugee cap to 125,000.

Health Care Employees Sue Louisiana Hospitals Over Employer COVID Vaccine Mandates, by William Patrick

By William Patrick, Just the News – More than 80 health care workers are suing two Louisiana hospital chains over the health systems’ COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees… Both lawsuits contain similar allegations and were filed by attorney Jimmy Faircloth in the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette… The health care plaintiffs are seeking temporary and permanent injunctions against the vaccine mandates, as well as declaratory judgements against Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Abortion Doctor Sued Under Texas Abortion Law, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday by two non-Texas residents in what appears to be the first legal action taken since the law took effect this month… A Texas pro-life group has criticized the lawsuits, however, calling them “imprudent” and “self-serving.”

Opinion: Has the Deep State Already Broken Us? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – In a column last week, I warned Stream readers not to walk into a trap. Some well-meaning patriots had organized a rally to take place in Washington, D.C., to call attention to the political persecution of January 6 protesters. But chatter was strong that FBI agents and other plants from the Deep State would be infiltrating the crowd.

Fr. Gerald E. Murray: The Pope and Civil Unions

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, The Catholic Thing – Holy Father, what are your thoughts on this?”  The pope responded by defending marriage as a sacrament: “I have spoken clearly about this: marriage is a sacrament, marriage is a sacrament. And the Church does not have the power to change the sacraments. They are thus, as the Lord has instituted [for] us.” But he also endorsed civil unions for homosexuals.

Biden Directs Additional Funds to Texas Abortion Centers, Launches New Attacks on Heartbeat Law, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – The Biden administration will award up to $10 million to abortion facilities with ‘an influx of clients’ due to the Texas heartbeat law… Biden health secretary Xavier Becerra on Friday announced a “three-pronged Department-wide response” to the Texas Heartbeat Act, or SB 8, by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), following Joe Biden’s call for a “whole-of-government effort” against the law.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Hear the Word of God and Do It

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 8:19-21 – Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him for the crowd. And he was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see you.” But he said to them, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

Saint of the Day for September 21: Saint Matthew

Franciscan Media,  Sep 21, 2020 Saint Matthew’s Story – (c. 1st Century) Matthew was a Jew who worked for the occupying Roman forces, collecting taxes from other […]

Arizona State Senate to Release Maricopa County Election Audit Results Friday, by Michael P. Leahy

By Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart – The Arizona State Senate announced on Friday that the results of the Maricopa County forensic audit of the 2020 election will be released on Friday, September 24… The report “will be made public at a hearing scheduled for Friday, September 24, according to a spokeswoman for Arizona Senate Republicans,” CBS reported.

Why Are Billion-Dollar Companies Hysterical Over the Texas Pro-Life Law? by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – Several high-tech firms strongly oppose Texas’ new pro-life heartbeat law. The Match Group, which owns apps including Match.com and Tinder, announced that it will offer travel assistance to their Texas-based employees who “need to seek care outside Texas.”… Salesforce, a billion-dollar company, announced that it would assist with relocation for any of its 2,000 Texas-based employees who choose to leave the Lone Star State. I think these companies are driven by more than ideologically driven posturing. I think we are seeing something deeper at work.

Put Them (Churches) Back the Way They Were, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – I thought about how all this iconoclasm had taken place in the space of just a few years. Catholic congregations complained bitterly, begged, and pleaded, “Please don’t destroy my church,” but to no avail. Everything had to go… In some cases, it wasn’t enough that an old stone altar was pulled out. Orders were given that the workers should literally smash it to pieces, lest the scorned and detested item ever return. Congregations wept and pleaded, but they were told, “Things are different now. You have to learn to embrace the new.”

Biden White House Endorses Bill Guaranteeing Abortion Access, by Charlie McCarthy

By Charlie McCarthy, NewsMax – The White House on Monday endorsed legislation that would guarantee abortion access, The Hill reported… The Women’s Health Protection Act, in response to Texas’ abortion ban, would protect a person’s ability to seek an abortion and for health care providers to provide abortion services, The Hill said… The White House previously would not support the bill, saying it was looking into options to codify Roe v. Wade.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Follow the Science

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – Unborn babies – every unborn baby regardless of heritage, regardless of physical or mental characteristics – need our protection and love. And we need them to fill the earth according to God’s plan of marriage. We rejoice in science, the study of God’s handiwork. Life is beautiful, and God is great. Denying the humanity of an unborn baby and insisting we can choose our gender identities are anti-scientific superstitions.

New York’s New Catholic Governor: Come to NY for Abortions, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – Gov. Kathy Hochul is doing just that. She is not only actively inviting the women of Texas all the way to New York to procure abortions but insists: “we will help you find a way to New York and we are right now looking intensely to find what resources we can bring to the table to help you have safe transport here.”.. This is a flagrant and aggressive violation of Church teaching. It is really egregious…

Pope Bans Unvaxxed From Entering Vatican, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The Vatican will prohibit persons without a COVID-19 digital certificate from entering its sovereign territories starting Oct. 1, the Holy See Press Office announced Monday… The ordinance issued by Cdl. Giuseppe Bertello… was promulgated on the express orders of Pope Francis, Sept. 7… Francis said he was prepared “to adopt all appropriate measures to prevent, control and combat the ongoing public health emergency,” even though there are currently zero cases of COVID-19 in the Vatican and no deaths caused by the disease.

Supreme Court Will Hear Abortion Case That Could Finally Overturn Roe v. Wade

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The U.S. Supreme Court just set a date for a major abortion case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to protect unborn babies from abortion again… The hearing on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health is scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Supreme Court… Mississippi AG Lynn Fitch said she is looking forward to the opportunity to convince the court that there is no constitutional right to abortion and Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

Pro-LGBT+ Bishop Bans Unvaxxed From Mass, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A Canadian archbishop who fired a faithful priest for denouncing sodomy, cohabitation and abortion has acquired the dubious distinction of becoming the world’s first prelate to ban the unvaccinated from attending Holy Mass… In a strongly worded diktat issued Friday, Abp. Valéry Vienneau, who heads the archdiocese of Moncton in New Brunswick, said he would police entry to churches by enlisting volunteers to stand “at the doors of each church” demanding “full proof of vaccination.”

Vatican Closes Its Doors to Those Without a ‘Green Pass’, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – The Vatican City State announced Monday that effective October 1 no one can enter its territory without presenting a coronavirus Green Pass, by order of Pope Francis… The Green Pass can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, demonstrating recovery from the coronavirus, or by showing a negative rapid antigen or PCR test, the Vatican ordinance states…

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Every Secret Shall Come to Light

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 8:16-18 – “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. ..

Saints of the Day for September 20: Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

By Franciscan Media,  Sep 20, 2020 Saint Andrew Kim Taegon (August 21, 1821 – September 16, 1846); Saint Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (d. between 1839 […]

Mass Migration Multiplied, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have slipped major amnesty measures into their party’s $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. Some of the provisions the committee approved Monday would create a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 8 million illegal migrants living in the United States… As the Democrats aim to reshape America through mass migration, Republicans in Congress are not able — or not willing — to stand in the breach.

The Apocalyptic Drama of the Mass, by Stephen Beale

By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange – Cloaked in a cloud, with a face as bright as the sun and feet of fire, he saw the angel descending from heaven. The voice of the angel was as a roaring lion. He was so large that one foot rested on the sea while the other touched the land.
In his hand was a small scroll: Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again and said, “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”

Here’s How to Beat Liberal Censorship of Ideas

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In today’s Wall Street Journal, my friend Tom Spence, president of Regnery Publishing (which brought out my book Lost Shepherd), lets loose on Banned Books Week. He explains that “this gimmicky promotion caters primarily to those who believe that schoolchildren should have access to anything bound between two covers without the interference of those busybodies we call parents.”

WATCH! Dr. Peter McCullough: Full Lecture On COVID-19, Treatment, And Vaccines

By Kanekoa The Great – Dr. Peter McCullough: Full Lecture On COVID-19, Treatment, And Vaccines (August 20, 2021).. The virus does not spread asymptomatically… We should never test asymptomatic people… Natural immunity is robust, complete, and durable.. COVID-19 is easily treatable at home…The current vaccines are obsolete, unsafe, and unfit for human use.

The Afghanistization of America, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – The United States should be at its pinnacle of strength. It still produces more goods and services than any other nation—China included, which has a population over four times as large. Its fuel and food industries are globally preeminent, as are its graduate science, computer, engineering, medical, and technology university programs. Its constitution is the oldest of current free nations.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Why Tithing is Good for You

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – It might seem paradoxical to suggest that giving your money away is good for you, but let me explain why it is. First, when you tithe you are telling your money who’s boss. You are saying to the Almighty dollar that you don’t worship it — you worship the Almighty. You are getting your priorities right — and when you do that, soon your whole world is properly ordered… The second reason tithing is good for you is that tithing actually brings prosperity. …

On Faith and Martyrdom, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – “What is uniquely Christian,” declared Hans Urs von Balthasar near the end of the Second Vatican Council—widespread forgetfulness of that fact having seeped into the soul of Christendom—“begins and ends with the revelation that the infinite God loves the individual man infinitely. This is most exactly expressed by the fact that for this beloved ‘you,’ God in human form died the death of a redeemer (that is, of a sinner).”

Justice Clarence Thomas Blasts Media, Defends Supreme Court Upholding Texas Abortion Ban, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas defended the integrity of the Supreme Court in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame — responding in part to abortion activists who are upset the nation’s highest court didn’t put on hold a new Texas law that saves babies from abortion… He criticized those who, like abortion activists on Texas, are for “destroying our institutions because they don’t give us what we want, when we want it.”

The Cross Amid the Crisis, by Mary Eberstadt

By Mary Eberstadt, The Catholic Thing – Christianity, or Chaos: In a sense, the choice between the two has been perpetual since the Resurrection. But to say that it’s ever thus, and to throw up our hands before the world, is a dodge – especially for Catholics, especially now, in a moment when many are tempted to do just that. We’re called to read the signs of the times, not to whine about them. So let’s start by staring this thing in the face, and setting out the distinctive characteristics of Chaos in this moment — our moment. What can we see?

Scientist Urges Pope to Rethink Vax Crusade, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Vatican City imposed a vaccine passport.. excluding unvaccinated persons and enforcing institutionalized coercion and discrimination in violation of the Nuremberg Code, Italian constitution and a recent Council of Europe resolution… Later, last month, pontifical universities began coercing students and staff to take the abortion-tainted jab or pay for expensive COVID-19 testing every 48 hours if they wish to teach or attend lectures or use the library or refectory.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: 2023 Synod Faces a Credibility and Practicality Gap

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – The planetary process for synod 2023 requires that every diocese, after six months of consultative sessions, submit a 10-page report, summarizing the findings. The rather short page limit is a matter of practicality; if every diocese in the United States submits a report, that alone would be nearly 2,000 pages. All of that paper will be chewed over by the national episcopal conferences, which will meet in continental conferences to massage the mass of material into a final report that will be delivered to Rome.

President Trump Cancelled FDA Contracts to Buy Aborted Baby Parts, It Hasn’t Purchased Any Since, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The FDA assured the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday that it has not entered into any contracts “for the purchase of human fetal tissue” since 2018… The agency’s response follows the release of documentation obtained by Judicial Watch showing that the FDA procured fetal organs, tissue, and heads for research that involved “humanized mice.”

WATCH! Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: ‘The Revolution Has Begun’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – … “The Biden Administration is in complete disarray and is handling the border crisis as badly as the evacuation from Afghanistan. I have directed the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to maintain their presence at and around ports of entry to deter crossings,” Abbott added.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “In the formation of our constitution the wisdom of all ages is collected — the legislators are antiquity are consulted, as well as the opinions and interests of the millions who are concerned. It short, it is an empire of reason.” —Noah Webster (1787)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: He Who Has Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 8:4-15 – And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: “A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.

Saint of the Day for September 18: St. Joseph of Cupertino

Franciscan Media – Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a fondness for prayer. After a short career with the Capuchins, he joined the Conventual Franciscans. Following a brief assignment caring for the friary mule, Joseph began his studies for the priesthood. …

Love Gazes Outward: The Common Thread in Hostiles & JPII’s The Jeweler’s Shop, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – In Karol Wojtyla’s play The Jeweler’s Shop.. Andrew asks Teresa to marry him, but it’s the way he does so that’s so striking: He said it looking ahead, as if afraid to read it in my eyes, and at the same time as if to signify that in front of us was a road whose end could not be seen —there was, or at least, could be, if I replied “Yes” to his question…

Know Your Faith, for Real, by Chris Sparks

By Chris Sparks, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception – Indeed, Scripture is the part of Tradition that’s written down. Tradition is the life of the Church, animated by the Holy Spirit. Some of the important sources of Tradition are the Church’s liturgical practices across the millennia, as well as the writings of the Church Fathers and the earliest Christians, bearing witness to the apostolic faith. That apostolic faith has been safeguarded across the centuries by the Magisterium of the Church.

Pope Francis Hails Pro-Abortion Irish President As a ‘Wise Man of Today’, by Tim Jackson

By Tim Jackson, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis said Friday he thanks God “that Ireland has such a wise man as its Head (of State)”, despite Irish President Michael D. Higgins’ support for a range of anti-life and anti-family laws that run contrary to the Catholic faith… The Roman Pontiff.. told those gathered that “today, I did not just meet a man, a president; I met a wise man of today.”

The 1776 Commission: The Meaning of Constitution Day

By The 1776 Commission – The 1776 Report detailed how slavery, fascism, communism, racism, and identity politics are antithetical America’s founding principles and ideals… A year ago today, President Donald Trump – recognizing the danger of the ongoing attacks on the American heritage in academia, in the corporate world, in the media, and in the halls of government – announced the creation of The President’s Advisory 1776 Commission. Doing so, he vowed that “the legacy of 1776 will never be erased” and that “our heroes will never be forgotten.”

Federal Judge Rejects Joe Biden’s Emergency Demand to Block Texas Abortion Ban, by  Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A federal judge has blocked Joe Biden’s emergency request to stop the Texas abortion ban, which has saved anywhere between 1,500 and 2,000 babies from abortion… The Texas heartbeat law went into effect Sept. 1, prohibiting abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy… US District Judge Robert Pitman in a one page decision this afternoon denying Biden’s request to block the law while the lawsuit against it continues.

Powerful Message to Catholics! Catholics Wake-Up: The Warnings of Fatima Are Now Being Fulfilled! Turn to Her

By Signs & Wonders of End Times – WATCH! Powerful Franciscan Friar sermon on the media and Catholics her have sought the crown of Christ without the cross.

EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol to Shut Down All Sector Checkpoints as Migrant Border Bridge Detention Camp Swells to 10K, by Randy Clark

By Randy Clark, Breitbart – A law enforcement source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tells Breitbart Texas that the unfolding Haitian migrant crisis is forcing the agency to shut down normal operations at all inland Del Rio Sector Border Patrol highway checkpoints. Staffing typically reserved for inspecting thousands of vehicles daily will be diverted to assist with the care, transport, and processing of 10,000 mostly Haitian migrants currently detained under the Del Rio International Bridge.

Leaked Document Shows Biden Sidelining Public To Take Orders From Planned Parenthood, by Mollie Hemingway

By Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist – A new leaked document shows the Biden administration flouting the regulatory process in order to push through a massive financial favor to the powerful and lucrative abortion industry that backed Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy with tens of millions of dollars… Less than two weeks after an already abbreviated period of time for the public to review and comment on the proposed regulatory change, Biden’s DHHS circulated a draft final rule that violates the clear language of Obamacare in order to benefit Planned Parenthood …

The Case Against Vaccine Passports, by David Cayley

By David Cayley, First Things – I was alerted to what was coming at the end of July. Under the headline “The time for debating vaccines passports is over,” Globe and Mail health columnist André Picard wrote that “it would be irresponsible, not to mention politically and economically self-defeating, to not try limiting the intermingling of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.” Two words struck me as particularly eerie: “intermingling,” and “population.” At that point, I had decided against vaccination on various grounds.

Catholics the Most Vaccinated Religious Group, New Study Shows, by Kate Olivera

By Kate Olivera, CNA – Catholics are the most vaccinated religious group in the United States, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center… The survey of 10,349 U.S. adults found that 82% of self-identified Catholics had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to 75% of religiously unaffiliated adults and 73% of White Protestants.

Constitution Day: Three Things That Would Surprise the Framers, by Rita Peters

By Rita Peters, The Stream – This Constitution Day, we celebrate ideas written on parchment that have stood the test of time. The structure crafted by liberty-loving men in 1787 is still the world’s model for government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”.. That said, we surely don’t do government today in the way the Framers expected. Here are the things I think would surprise them most… Career Politicians …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Of all the cares or concerns of government, the direction of war most peculiarly demands those qualities which distinguish the exercise of power by a single hand.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)

Google Censors Pro-Life Ads, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – On September 14, Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action, stated that Google had banned all her company’s ads. Rose went a step further by saying Google is demonstrably choosing to side with “extremist pro-abortion political ideology” and that “Google’s censorship baldly reveals that the corporation is in the pocket of the abortion industry.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Women Provided for Jesus

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 8:1-3 – Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out …

Saint of the Day for September 17: St. Robert Bellarmine

Franciscan Media – When Robert Bellarmine was ordained in 1570, the study of Church history and the fathers of the Church was in a sad state of neglect. A promising scholar from his youth in Tuscany, he devoted his energy to these two subjects, as well as to Scripture, in order to systematize Church doctrine against the attacks of the Protestant Reformers. He was the first Jesuit to become a professor at Louvain.

Californians Choose Tyranny, by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant –
After winning the recall, Gavin Newsom gave a victory speech praising Californians’ pledge of support for perversion… Gavin Newsom: “We said yes to science. We said yes to vaccines. We said yes to women’s fundamental constitutional right to decide for herself what she does with her body.”… Newsom’s win means that the problems that both plagued the state and provoked the recall will remain, including restrictions on churches and school shutdowns.

Are the Culture Wars Over? by Austin Ruse

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

Resource! LifeSiteNews: How Americans Can Resist Coronavirus Shot Mandates – a Comprehensive Guide

LifeSiteNews Staff – Americans in many different fields of work are suddenly having to choose between taking an abortion-tainted, poorly tested, and dangerous coronavirus injection or being fired from their jobs. Students are also having their educational opportunities denied without proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As many conservative commentators on Twitter are pointing out, over the course of 18 months, “15 days to slow the spread” turned into “two shots to feed your family.”

How Much More Are You Going to Take? by John Droz, Jr.

By  John Droz, Jr., Remnant Newspaper – This morning I saw the news that our local hospital has shut down its maternity ward, due to multiple healthcare professionals quitting — rather than being forced to get an experimental injection!.. They have bills to pay, a family to support — yet they have said: enough! Kudos to these brave, principled people, some of whom have resigned from a position that they have been involved with for decades.

Mary and the Protestants, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, The Catholic Thing – When I was a Protestant seminarian, I thought I had good reasons not to venerate or pray to Mary. The mother of Jesus, however holy, was only so because of Christ, and thus any special honoring of her necessarily detracted from the unique, unparalleled honor due to our Lord. That’s certainly what the Reformers thought.

Texas Right to Life Flooded With Hate, Threats After Planned Parenthood Leaks Employee’s Address, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Planned Parenthood (PP) published the home address of a Texas Right to Life (TRTL) employee as part of a recent lawsuit over the state’s novel abortion ban, leading the pro-life worker to be “bombarded with threats” from pro-abortion zealots… A previous copy of the abortion giant’s lawsuit against TRTL over the recently-enacted Texas Heartbeat Act, linked in a September 2 PP press release, contained the home address of one of the pro-life group’s staffers …

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Which Will Love Him More?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 7:36-50 – One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house, and took his place at table. And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears …

Saint of the Day for September 16: St. Cornelius

Franciscan Media – There was no pope for 14 months after the martyrdom of Saint Fabian because of the intensity of the persecution of the Church. During the interval, the Church was governed by a college of priests. Saint Cyprian, a friend of Cornelius, writes that Cornelius was elected pope “by the judgment of God and of Christ …

‘Science,’ They Said, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – Why then are Joe Biden’s various proposed vaccination mandates ignoring that scientific fact? Dr. Anthony Fauci, when asked, seemed at a loss for words… Is this yet another of the scientific community’s Platonic “noble lies,” as when last year Fauci assured the public there was no need for masks? He later claimed he had lied so that medical professionals would not run out of needed supplies… Fauci also seemed to throw out all sorts of mythical percentages needed for herd immunity …

Other States Need to Ban Abortions and Protect Unborn Children Like Texas Has, by Marjorie Dannenfelser

By Marjorie Dannenfelser, LifeNews – The pro-life cause has just secured a major victory for the unborn and their mothers, with further protections possible soon — if its champions stay courageous and don’t flinch. The Supreme Court’s decision to leave the Texas Heartbeat Act standing was an unexpected blessing and has resulted in an estimated hundreds of abortions prevented thus far. The goal of the pro-life movement has always been to make abortion illegal and unthinkable.

Catholic World News: Pope Speaks on Communion for Pro-Abortion Politicians

Catholic World News – Francis insisted that “abortion is murder,” but cautioned against disciplining politicians who support the practice, in an airplane exchange with reporters who accompanied him on his flight home from Slovakia on Sept. 15… Explaining his reluctance to support Eucharistic discipline, the Pope said that across the history of the Church, “every time the bishops have not dealt with a problem as pastors, they have taken sides politically.”

Physician Tells Senate, Ivermectin Is a COVID ‘Wonder Drug;’ ‘If You Take It, You Will Not Get Sick’ (12-8-2020)

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Ivermectin is proving to be a “wonder drug” that is not approved for the treatment of COVID but should be, a pulmonologist told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday… In an impassioned presentation, Dr. Pierre Kory, a physician at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, begged the National Institutes of Health to review his study of Ivermectin, a drug that’s been around for decades and is used to treat parasites.

Report: Half of Abortionists at Texas Clinic Left Jobs over Heartbeat Act, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – A report from a pro-abortion rights news outlet said Wednesday half of the abortionists at Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Fort Worth have left their jobs since Texas’s Heartbeat Act went into effect September 1… “On August 31, there were 17 abortion providers serving at the four locations of the Whole Woman’s Health clinics in Texas,” reported 19th News. “On September 1 — the day that the nation’s most restrictive active abortion law went into effect, there were just eight.”

Tie the Millstone, by Matt Kappadakunnel

By Matt Kappadakunnel, Crisis Magazine –
This Jesuit further asked about others I engaged with sexually, and he made it a point to note that I seemed attracted to an exotic group of women. This statement was inappropriate and unnecessary in this context… When the sexual language from the Jesuit interviewer went beyond the scope of the interview and delved into unwanted looks, gestures, and comments, he committed sexual harassment against me. This experience left me feeling violated and ashamed.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Blocks New York Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – A federal judge in New York has temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate without religious exemptions that applies to hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers… “The vaccine mandate is suspended in operation to the extent that the DOH is barred from enforcing any requirement that employers deny religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination or that they revoke any exemptions employers already granted before the vaccine mandate issued,” Hurd added.

Newsmax: Justice Department Seeks Order Against Texas Abortion Law

Newsmax – The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Texas to stop the enforcement of a new state law that bans most abortions in the state while it decides the case… The Texas law, known as SB8, prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity — usually around six weeks, before some women know they’re pregnant.

WATCH: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Catholic Politicians and the Fight for Life

One America News Network  Published September 13, 2021 – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Catholic Politicians and the Fight for Life

Why I Didn’t Get the Covid Vaccine

By Peter J. Leithart, First Things – I have a confession. I am not vaccinated. In his speech last week, President Biden was scolding me… The impatient Americans to which the president alluded can’t imagine a good reason to refuse the jab. I can think of several… I am among the millions of Americans who have natural immunity because I had COVID. …

On Being Rooted in the Kingdom of Heaven, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Often what I end up reading for spiritual enrichment are the few books that come across my desk from Catholic publishers that just happen to be excellent spiritual reading for me. This was the case, for example, with the brilliant, deep and rich work on the liturgy by David Fagerberg, which I reviewed and from which I even posted a chapter (with permission) on CatholicCulture.org. But Fagerberg is not only a wordsmith and a wit but a scholar, and his book on the liturgy is not going to be the best thing for all readers.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Honesty will be found on every experiment, to be the best and only true policy; let us then as a Nation be just.” —George Washington (1783)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: How Shall I Compare This Generation?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 7:31-35 – “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, `We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.’

Saint of the Day for September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows

Franciscan Media – For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th century, the other to the 17th century. For a while both were celebrated by the universal Church: one on the Friday before Palm Sunday, the other in September.

“La Douceur de Vivre”, by Michael Pakaluk

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing – There were a handful of jokes that Michael Novak told regularly.  One went:  “The pessimist says, ‘Things can’t get any worse.’  The optimist says, ‘Oh yes they can!’” Another was: “In a well-functioning marriage, the husband always has the last word.  And it’s ‘Yes, dear.’”  I learned from Novak, or at least I learned to admire, a certain equanimity and balance. Yes, which included a sense of humor, ready-to-hand, that would put even serious problems in perspective.

RSBN: Trump: Gen. Milley’s Alleged Secret Calls to China Amount to ‘Treason,’ If True

By RSBN – Trump did not hold back in his response to the allegations which, if true, means Milley would have committed “treason,” he said… “So first of all, if it is actually true, which is hard to believe that [Milley] would have called China and done these things and was willing to advise them of an attack or in advance of an attack, that’s treason,” President Trump said during an interview with Newsmax’s Sean Spicer on Tuesday.

Abortion Has Paved the Way for Rejecting the Fundamental Equality of Those With Profound Disabilities, by Charles Camosy

By Charles Camosy, EWTN News – That’s the way throwaway culture works. Misleading concepts like “reproductive freedom,” “a woman’s right to choose” and “fetal abnormalities” hide from both personal and public consciousness what is actually going on: the violent marginalization of entire groups of disabled people because they don’t have the kinds of lives we find valuable.

Texas Gov. Abbott: ‘We’re Going to Have a Constitutional Showdown’ Over Biden’s Vaccine Mandates, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “It turns out that President Biden is becoming a habitual violator of the United States Constitution,” Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Monday night… “You’ll recall that it was just recently that he said he did not have the authority to impose the moratorium on evictions, and yet he did it. And the courts ruled against him,” Abbott said.

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Lies of the Devil and the Empty Promises of the World

By Msgr. Charles Pope – One of the great illusions under which we labor is that if we only get just one more thing from this world, then we will be happy. Perhaps we think that if we just had a little more money, or a better job, or the latest iPhone, or if we were married to so-and-so, or if we lived in a better neighborhood, then we would be satisfied and content at last. But “at last” never seems to come even if we do get some of the things on our list.

‘Cardinal Cover-Up’, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – Cardinal Wilton Gregory is proving once again he’s not interested in turning the tide of the pro-gay hierarchy or the sexual predation flowing from it; instead, as Church Militant’s Martina Moyski tells us, he’s doing what he’s done for decades — covering up… In the shadow of Theodore McCarrick pleading “not guilty,” Cdl. Wilton Gregory made a public case for the victims of clerical sex abuse.

COVID-19 Mandates and the Dictatorship of Technocracy, by Michel Therrien

By Michel Therrien, Crisis Magazine – What we have done with COVID-19 mandates, to reference Aquinas, is to subordinate the common good to the private good of individuals, thus making the common good an alien good for everyone else. We have done this by making a person’s individual life (a private good) an end, or final cause, to which every other good is ordered. The problem with this logic is that it leads directly to tyranny. In fact, for Aquinas, using law to direct people’s actions to the private good of individuals is the very definition of tyranny.

American Christians Under Attack, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – In a 2015 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher titled “Christianity Under Attack?” Maher, an atheist, opened up his show saying “Christians love to feel persecuted; it’s part of their origin story — but we’re a long way from them getting eaten by lions in the Colosseum.” As evidence for his lie of an opening statement, he then followed up by regurgitating the misleading statistic that 70% of the country is Christian, drawing absolutely no distinction between self-identified Christians and Christians who actually practice their Faith — a number that does not even enter double digits.

The Tender Solicitude of Our Lady of Sorrows, by Maura Roan McKeegan

By  Maura Roan McKeegan, Catholic Exchange – In the early 1980s, Our Lady of Kibeho appeared to three schoolgirls in Rwanda and gave one of the girls, Marie Claire, a special mission: to revive and spread the Seven Sorrows Rosary… “With the recitation of the Seven Sorrows Rosary, the hardest of hearts shall change, if you pray it for yourself or for others,” Our Lady of Kibeho promised Marie Claire.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The eyes of the world being thus on our Country, it is put the more on its good behavior, and under the greater obligation also, to do justice to the Tree of Liberty by an exhibition of the fine fruits we gather from it.” —James Madison (1824)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: The Lord Had Compassion on Her

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 7:11-17 – Soon afterward he went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd from the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Saint of the Day for September 14: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Franciscan Media – Early in the fourth century, Saint Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went to Jerusalem in search of the holy places of Christ’s life. She razed the second-century Temple of Aphrodite, which tradition held was built over the Savior’s tomb, and her son built the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher on that spot. …

Priests for Life Defend Texas ‘Heartbeat’ Law: ‘If You Don’t Like the Law, Come and Take It’

By Craig Bannister, CNS News – “If you don’t like the law, come and take it. We’re ready,” Priests for Life’s National Director Father Frank Pavone said in a statement Friday, responding to the efforts of the Biden Administration, Congressional Democrats, abortion activists and media to negate Texas’ new law defending the right to life of the unborn after a heartbeat is detected… “We know full well that the other side is in hysterics, but their reaction is not reasonable,” Fr. Pavone said..

WATCH! Mel Gibson Expresses Support for Coalition for Canceled Priests, Calls Bishops “Hirelings” in the Church

Video courtesy of Coalition for Canceled Priests – In his video message, Gibson spoke about “hirelings” in the Church who are not defending authentic Church teaching. He said that he agreed with Archbishop Viganò’s view that Vatican II should be scrapped altogether and that a “parallel, counterfeit Church” was setup to “eclipse” the true Catholic Church.

Our Largest, Unacknowledged Prejudice, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – We may learn more about the exchanges between Pope Francis and Prime Minister Orban… But it’s clear that Orban, as a head of state, has drawn a distinction that the pope, in his idealism and universalism, has not. Christ’s Cross “extends its arms to everyone.” No nation on earth, however, can do that. What Orban has been attempting in Hungary, for all its debatable aspects, is not mere “defensiveness.” It’s a recognition that problems that are “not supposed to happen,” according to liberal democratic nostrums, do happen.

No, It Is Not Cognitive Dissonance to Proclaim That God Is Good When Things Go Bad, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – But, without doubt or question, it is not cognitive dissonance to proclaim that God is good, even when everything around you seems to suggest the opposite. That’s because He is good and He is God, and to proclaim His goodness is to affirm truth — the highest truth, the most enduring truth, the unchangeable truth, the infinite truth.

Shadows of the Liturgy, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – I’ve heard a lot of gloating in the last few weeks, as Catholics of a certain sort enjoy the discomfiture of their brothers who attend the Latin Mass. Evil motives prompt those brothers, they say: hatred of Pope Francis, disdain for Vatican II, unease with women in the sanctuary, and a Right-wing politics that makes a fetish of the unborn child while ignoring the Church’s social teaching as regards the poor.

COVID – A Stepping Stone for a Climate Scheme

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A recent article in the journal Nature says COVID lockdowns are key to beginning “personal carbon allowances” – something the creator of “the go-to source for global warming information and analysis” calls frightening and realistic… The idea of personal carbon allowances (PCAs) is not new, but authors of the article say COVID-related restrictions have made people more prepared to accept tracking and limitations, which they claim could achieve a safer climate.

EXCLUSIVE: Attorney Says There is No Law or Supreme Court Precedent That Allows for Forced ‘Experimental Injection’, by Matt Lamb

By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – …nurses and other healthcare staff, “have a fundamental right to bodily integrity as recognized under the law, but that’s being egregiously ignored around the country.”… He criticized the hypocrisy of abortion activists who think bodily autonomy extends to the distinct human life in the womb, but not to a person’s right to reject the jab… “On one side we have people saying we should be able to murder a fetus, but on the other side of their mouth they’re saying you have to be experimented on for a disease with a 99% recovery rate,” Renz said.

Mel Gibson Endorses Abp. Viganò’s Remarks on Vatican II, Says ‘Sickness Afflicts’ the Church, by Stephen Kokx

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – Gibson, who mentioned Viganò by name twice, mentioned how he went to the U.S. bishop’s conference to get support for The Passion but that “all but a few [bishops] turned their back on me.” He also said that “a deep sickness afflicts” the Church today… At the rally, Father James Altman referred to Catholic bishops who attack faithful priests as “monsters in miters.”.. “Obedience is not blind subservience,” he remarked.

Tyrannizing The Common Good, by C.C. Pecknold

By C.C. Pecknold, The American Conservative – President Biden has lost patience. After months of telling Americans that vaccine mandates aren’t necessary, Biden announced on Thursday a federal vaccination mandate affecting 100 million Americans. Not only did he not bother to provide citizens with a coherent rationale, but the rationale he did provide seemed to suggest that the mandate was necessary because vaccinated people need to be protected from unvaccinated people

Vaccine Mandate Sticks It to Freedom, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – That infuriates doctors like Johns Hopkins Martin Makary, who says that regardless of what people think about the president’s Afghanistan withdrawal, one thing that’s “abundantly clear” is that “the White House is creating daily COVID headlines to distract from [it].” “The use of medical recommendations as a smoke bomb from other political problems is an unprecedented violation of the public trust in the medical profession. Please stop playing politics with COVID,” he urged.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Say the Word – Be Healed

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 7:1-10 – After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Capernaum. Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death. When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.

Saint of the Day for September 13: St. John Chrysostom

Franciscan Media – The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means “golden-mouthed”) from Antioch, are characteristic of the life of any great man in a capital city. Brought to Constantinople after a dozen years of priestly service in Syria, John found himself the reluctant victim of an imperial ruse to make him bishop in the greatest city of the empire.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Not Your Average Messiah – A Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year

Msgr. Charles Pope – Jesus is Messiah and Lord, but He confounds every notion we have ever had about these titles. His power reaches perfection in “weakness” and He reigns from the cross. To the world this is utter absurdity, but the Lord insists that we meet Him at the cross. He chooses the foolish to shame the wise; He chooses the weak to shame the strong; He chooses the lowly and despised things of the world—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are (cf 1 Cor 1:27-28). Let us journey to the cross and meet Him there; let us endure a little of His “folly.”

The Week in the Shadow of the Exalted Cross, by Jennifer Gregory Miller

By Jennifer Gregory Miller, Catholic Culture – Beginning with Sunday, this week unfolds a mosaic of feast days that all relate to the cross of Christ and refer back to Sunday’s Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross… Sunday, or the “Lord’s day” is the “primordial feast” and “basis and center of the liturgical year” (as quoted in the Directory on Popular Piety and Liturgy, 95).

Wokeness: An Evil of Our Age, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – The effort to force war-weary Czarist Russia to reform into a constitutional monarchy ended up being kidnapped by a small but lethal clique of Leninist Bolsheviks. What ensued was the destruction of Russian life—and millions of corpses—over the next 70 years. Ditto Mao Zedong’s various murderous resets culminating in the cannibalistic “Cultural Revolution.” Mao’s final tab was 60-70 million deaths of his fellow Chinese.

Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas: Biden’s Abortion Fig Leaves and Masks Are (Finally) Off

By Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas, The Catholic Thing – “My administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago and will protect and defend that right.” With that presidential response to the Texas heartbeat law, the “devout” and rosary-clutching Joe Biden finally tore away the fig-leaf he had been wearing for decades. Not long after, Nancy Pelosi, another self-proclaimed “Catholic,” echoed his remarks.

McCarrick Allegations Mounting, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, accused of decades of homosexual abuse, is back in the news, facing an avalanche of legal problems… As notorious predator Theodore McCarrick was preparing to appear in a Massachusetts criminal court for sexually abusing a minor, well-known lawyer Jeff Anderson was filing two new civil actions against the former cardinal…

The Democratic Party: A History of Race Politics, by John C. Chalberg

By John C. Chalberg, Crisis Magazine – What do Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Stephen Douglas, James Buchanan, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden have in common? All of course have been either Democratic presidents or presidential contenders spanning the long history of the oldest political party in continuous existence on the face of this earth.

Two Cheers for the Texas Heartbeat Act, by Josh Hammer

By Josh Hammer, First Things – We have seen a tremendous amount of misinformation, disingenuousness, and unjustified hysteria this week in response to S.B. 8, Texas’s novel new heartbeat law, which bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Supreme Court, by a narrow 5-4 margin, denied various Texas abortion provider plaintiffs’ emergency request for the Court to enjoin any enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act.

Joe Biden Succeeded Where Benedict Arnold Failed, and Our Deep State Was In on It, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – “This is the greatest loss of military equipment in the history of warfare by one power. What America has just given to the Taliban is equivalent to 85% of all the military aid Washington has given to Israel since 1948.”.. The U.S. Government “is so used to burning and wasting American taxpayers’ hard-earned money that no one from our government can be even bothered to address the fact that 85-90 billion [dollars] in military equipment has been left to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.”

Fr. John A. Perricone: 9/11/01: Hell in Manhattan

By Fr. John A. Perricone, Crisis Magazine – I sit here writing this piece coughing on the fumes of hell. Though I sit some one hundred blocks from ground zero of Manhattan Island, the winds shift and billows of that smoke of death stretch all the way to my room at St. Agnes rectory—and to every one of you, wherever you sit in this beloved nation of ours, now supine before an Islamic monster. For the evil that growls at us now sits on the doorstep …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” —Patrick Henry (1788)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: A Life Built on a Solid Foundation

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 6:43-49 – “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit; for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thorns, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure produces evil; for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

 Saint of the Day for September 11: St. Cyprian

By Franciscan Media – Cyprian is important in the development of Christian thought and practice in the third century, especially in northern Africa… Highly educated, a famous orator, he became a Christian as an adult. He distributed his goods to the poor, and amazed his fellow citizens by making a vow of chastity before his baptism.

Spiritual Inflation, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – The Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, was very concerned about inflation. By this he was not referring to an economic or social, but to a personal phenomenon… But the concept is similar to that of the economists, with their focused attention on our monetary crises. The inflationary person might be defined as full of air. Paradoxically he has an “inferiority complex” after expanding the definition of himself.

Society of Jesus Shuts Out Unvaxxed Jesuits, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Medical ethicist Dr. Niall McCrae told Church Militant that “the Jesuit superiors’ knowledge of science is as lacking as their commitment to the true teachings of Jesus Christ.”.. The Jesuits, like the Quakers, Freemasons, and Moral Rearmament, have become vehicles for the progressive globalist elite. They are treating members who don’t want a hazardous vaccine worse than lepers were treated in the past. At least the latter had a deadly disease; the targets now are healthy people. This is sick.

NYT: Biden May Have Droned Innocent Family in Kabul; Possible War Crime, by Joel B. Pollak

By Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart – The New York Times published the results of an investigation on Friday that suggests the Biden administration targeted an innocent man who worked for a U.S. organization in a drone strike that killed several civilians. If true, the airstrike could constitute a violation of international law governing such targeted killings in wartime — in other words, a war crime.

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: September 11 Impacted Secularism’s Advance

By Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News – Did 9/11 contribute to growing secularization in some parts of the world? Does the rise of the “nones” — those who claim no religious belief — among millennials have anything to do with their coming of age at the time of the attacks?.. Secularization — at least in North America and Europe — has been a long-term trend, with many contributing factors.

Jen Psaki Confirms What We All Know: Joe Biden is an Abortion Activist, Not a “Devout” Catholic, by Ryan Bomberger

By Ryan Bomberger, LifeNews – “Why does the President support abortion when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong?” reporter Owen Jensen asked… As predictable as day turning into night, Psaki responded like a devout pro-abortion activist. She couldn’t defend Joe Biden’s extreme position and conflict with Catholicism, so she went with the dogma of the religion both she and the President adhere to—fake feminism.

BREAKING: Biden Announces Vaccine Requirements for Private Businesses, Impacting Tens of Millions of Americans, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Joe Biden tonight announced a series of sweeping COVID-19 vaccine requirements… “Tonight, I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week… This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden added. “This is about protecting yourself and those around you.”

We Need a Relevant Ministry in 2021, by Fr. Frank Pavone, Alveda King

Fr. Frank Pavone, Alveda King, Catholic Exchange – At the founding of our nation, Pastor John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg declared in his sermon on January 21, 1776, “In the language of the Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight.” He then threw off his clerical robes to reveal the uniform of an officer in the Continental Army.

LifeSiteNews: US Bishop Announces He Won’t Receive COVID Jab: I Will Not ‘Take a Vaccine That I Believe is Wrong’

By LifeSiteNews Staff – Bishop Joseph Strickland is once again condemning COVID jab mandates being pushed across the United States as a violation of Catholic teaching on free will and individual conscience rights. He also said that as far as he is concerned, he will never “take a vaccine that I believe is wrong.”.. described how free will, the ability for humans to make choices, “hopefully” guided by God, is largely being dismissed during the COVID jab campaign.

Leftists Put Trigger Warnings on Founding Documents, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – Our woke National Archives now warns about potentially hurtful language within the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence… “Harmful Language Alert: see NARA’s Statement on Potentially Harmful Language.” That’s the language now appearing above the online version of the U.S. Constitution at the National Archives Records Administration.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” —George Washington (1796)

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Do You Not See the Log in Your Own Eye?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word GOSPEL READING: Luke 6:39-42 39 He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will […]

Saint of the Day for September 10: St. Thomas of Villanova

Franciscan Media – Saint Thomas was from Castile in Spain and received his surname from the town where he was raised. He received a superior education at the University of Alcala and became a popular professor of philosophy there… After joining the Augustinian friars at Salamanca, Thomas was ordained and resumed his teaching–despite a continuing absentmindedness and poor memory.

Texas Bishop’ Pro-Life Facade, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – A letter from Lubbock’s bishop revealed the state’s bishops still refuse to take overt action supporting any initiative promoted by Texas Right to Life, which includes the heartbeat law and sanctuary city campaign. The Lubbock letter reveals there is a so-called pro-life organization, or several groups, advising the bishops to not take pro-life actions that could be challenged in court.

WORLD VACCINATION: Michael Matt on the Kennedy Connection, by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant Newspaper – Michael shows a heartbreaking clip from an appeal made by Mr. and Mrs. Smit, an Australian couple whose daughter was just sent to prison for standing up against COVID lockdowns… Michael closes out his show by turning it over to Robert F. Kennedy, whose latest talk rips the mask off the COVIDIACS and exposes them as the same globalist madmen who were behind the military industrial complex 60 years ago.

WH Unveils ‘President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan’: ‘A Six-Pronged, Comprehensive National Strategy’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “President Biden is implementing a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy” to combat COVID-19… on the White House website on a page titled “PATH OUT OF THE PANDEMIC” and subtitled “PRESIDENT BIDEN’S COVID-19 ACTION PLAN,” President Biden lays out six strategies. Each strategy employs specific federal government tactics, ranging from “requiring” employee and employer behaviors to actions that Biden is “calling on” states and employers to take …

On When Human Life Begins, Cardinal Gregory Flubs the Question, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – President Joe Biden laid a trip, and Cardinal Wilton Gregory walked right into it… “The Catholic Church teaches, and has taught, that life – human life – begins at conception,” Cardinal Gregory told the National Press Club yesterday… No, no, no, no, no, no, no… To say that the Church teaches when human life begins is to allow the possibility that someone outside the Catholic communion— someone who does not feel himself bound by the authority of the magisterium— could disagree …

Kamala Harris Celebrates Abortion With Abortionist Who Killed 67 Babies in 17 Hours, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – “The Supreme Court has allowed a state law to stand that deputizes citizens, anyone, to proclaim themselves in a position to have a right under law to interfere with those choices that that woman has made,” Harris said. She called the Texas pro-life law “essentially an abortion bounty law, empowering vigilantes with a private right of action to interfere with a woman’s relationship with her health care provider.”… “We need to codify Roe v. Wade,” she said.

Vaccine Mandates Violate Catholic Moral Teaching, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – As we all know, Twitter is a cesspool of the obtuse, the oblivious, and the opinionated. Nothing brings out this unfortunate trifecta more than a blindingly obvious statement of fact. Recently, I tweeted through the Crisis Magazine twitter account: “Vaccine Mandates are contrary to Catholic moral teaching.”

Msgr. Charles Pope: The Exorcistic Effect of the Word of God

By Msgr. Charles Pope – Many often think of exorcism only in relation to driving out demons from possessed people using ancient prayers. But, truth be told, we all have afflictions, oppressions, temptations and other negative thoughts and drives that are influenced by demons. Such influences may be direct and personal, but there are also sources of error and negativity that come from the world; and the world itself is often under the sway of the “prince of this world” (Satan) who spreads his lies and hate.

Speaking of the Synod, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – They say that in writing, “you must kill all your darlings.” For those who don’t fancy themselves writers, what this means is that a writer ought to ruthlessly eliminate pet phrases that, however cute or clever, might distract from the substance or argument of a piece of writing. It’s excellent advice, and hard to follow… For a long time now, ecclesial writing has suffered from a growing number of “darlings” – a multiplication of platitudes, swaddled in jargon, masquerading as prose.

The Three Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had, by Dr. Peter Kreeft

By Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., Integrated Catholic – Ideas are more precious than diamonds. The three most precious ideas I have ever discovered all concern the love of God… None of them is original. But every one is revolutionary. None of them came from me. But all of them came to me with sudden force and fire: the “aha!” experience, the “eureka!” experience. They were all realizations, not just beliefs.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Do Good to Those Who Hate You

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 6:27-38 – “But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.

Saint of the Day for September 9: St. Peter Claver

Franciscan Media – A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World. He sailed into Cartagena, a rich port city washed by the Caribbean. He was ordained there in 1615.

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” —Thomas Jefferson (1785)

The Big Lie of COVID Unemployment Benefits Ending, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – COVID stimulus unemployment benefits often equated to $300 a week on top of state unemployment, meaning many individuals were receiving more money living on the dole than working, and they therefore avoided getting a job. Employers have raised wages to compete with the government for workers, but many remain on the sidelines in large part because inflation has eaten away at wage gains all year long.

Un Fils de Notre: Catholic Bishops and American Exceptionalism

By Un Fils de Notre–Dame, Church Militant – A recent Vortex about the “blundering bishops” and our national government featured the following statements: “The Catholic empire has fallen just as surely as the American empire has; in fact, the American empire has fallen because the Catholic empire fell first”.. “The U.S. hierarchy led the way, all the way back to the 1960s, publicly and in private”.. But, it was not always that way.

Resist, Resist, Resist — You Were Made to Be a Saint, Not a Wolf (2019), by Vincent Weaver

By Vincent Weaver, EWTN News – Resist the urge to go along with the pack. You were made to be a saint, not a wolf… Resist the temptation to hit the “easy” button with raising your kids. A lax environment now will bring regret later… Resist the desire to be accepted and liked… Instead, work on integrity and character and you’ll receive more of the former… Resist society’s definition of success. It’s wrong anyway and it will always leave you unfulfilled.

Mother Teresa: “The Greatest Destroyer of Peace is Abortion”, by Maria Gallagher

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – “The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion,” Mother Teresa said… “We are fighting abortion by adoption, we have saved thousands of lives, we have sent words to all the clinics, to the hospitals, police stations—please don’t destroy the child, we will take the child.”

LifeSite: Pope Francis Approves Appointment of Communist Bishop to Wuhan

LifeSite – The Vatican has given its approval to ordain a new bishop to the long-vacant see of Wuhan, accepting a well-known Chinese Communist Party (CCP) insider, the only candidate put forward by the CCP for Vatican consideration… Father Francis Joseph Cui Qingqi, O.F.M., is to be ordained as Bishop of Wuhan at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on September 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, AsiaNews confirmed Sunday.

Left Hits Back With Radical Abortion Bill, by Charlie Butts

The Biden administration is retaliating against a recent gain for life with a plan to force abortion on every state… Joe Biden has launched what LifeNews.com calls a full federal government campaign to ensure that unborn babies will be killed in abortions… “This bill would eliminate almost every pro-life law that is in effect at the federal and state level,” Carol Tobias of the National Right to Life Committee tells American Family News. “They say it’s codifying Roe v. Wade; it will go even further.”

Catholics Who Voted for Biden: Time to Make Reparation, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – Faithful pro-life Catholics, whether Republican or Democrat or whatever political stripe, were treated to a sad spectacle last week. A potentially monumental victory for the long-suffering pro-life movement—a Texas bill banning abortions upon hearing an unborn baby’s heartbeat, which received crucial support by a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices—was denounced by a Catholic president vowing to launch the “whole of government” against it.

Satanic Temple Challenges Texas Abortion Ban, Wants “Religious Freedom” to Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Satanic Temple, a group that claims aborting unborn babies is a religious “ritual,” is challenging the new Texas heartbeat law on religious freedom grounds… The Hill reports the group just asked for an exemption from the pro-life law under the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If the state refuses, the Satanic Temple said it will ask the courts for “judicial relief.”

Donald Trump to Newsmax: ‘We Rebuilt Military,’ and ‘They Gave It to the Taliban’, by Eric Mack

By Eric Mack, NewsMax – former President Trump said he rebuilt the U.S. military only to see it humiliated in Afghanistan… “That was a day like no other day,” Trump told Tuesday’s “Rob Schmitt Tonight” of 9/11 in an exclusive interview. “That’s why we have to be careful. That’s why we rebuilt our military. Unfortunately, they gave some of what I had rebuilt – we built it – they gave it to the Taliban. Can you believe that?”

Family: War Vet Died After Hospital Ignored Court Order for Ivermectin

By Art Moore, LifeSiteNews – Amid a flood of media reports conflating a veterinary version of the drug ivermectin with one for human use that is touted worldwide by physicians and in more than 100 scientific studies as a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19, a 74-year-old Vietnam War veteran died in Texas after a hospital refused to administer the drug in defiance of a court order, according to the family.

Deficit of Courage: Part II, by Roger Helle

By Roger Helle, Patriot Post – It would be disingenuous of me to lay all the blame entirely on our political elites. This did not happen suddenly or in a vacuum. This is a result of a lack of spiritual courage taking place for decades now that left a vacuum, which was quickly filled by leftist politicians.

Nets Censor EVIDENCE Fauci Lied About Funding Wuhan COVID Experiments, by Nicholas Fondacaro

By Nicholas Fondacaro, Media Research Center – In an overnight bombshell on Monday, The Intercept published a report and documents exposing how the U.S. National Institutes of Health funneled taxpayer money to laboratories in Wuhan, China so they could do experiments with coronaviruses. It was the truth that Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly lied to the Senate about while under oath.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Blessed Are You Poor – Yours Is the Kingdom of God

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 – And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. “Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!

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

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

Saint of the Day for September 8: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Franciscan Media – The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8… Scripture does not give an account of Mary’s birth.

The New Axis of Evil? Kabul, Beijing and Vatican City, by Jason Scott Jones

By Jason Scott Jones, Church Militant – It was at The Stream that my friend and co-writer John Zmirak proposed a bold and surprising thesis: namely, that Pope Francis’ deal with China (negotiated by accused sexual abuser Ted McCarrick) was not a surrender but an alliance. That alliance only deepened in subsequent months. Francis sent his right-hand man, Bp. Marcelo Sorondo, on a shepherded tour of China. ..

Voter Fraud Is a Supreme Court Problem, by Dan Gelernter

By Dan Gelernter, American Greatness – We all remember the Supreme Court’s disgraceful and disgusting behavior following the 2020 elections. Before the election was certified, the justices didn’t want to interfere with an ongoing process. After the election was certified, they refused to hear the election fraud cases because they said it was now a moot point—the election was a fait accompli.

State Control of Sex, or Eucharistic Coherence? by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – It is impossible to curtail sexual abuse of any kind without the cultivation of the virtue of purity. And for most people, it is impossible to cultivate the virtue of purity without prayer, struggle and grace. It is doubly, triply, quadruply (and more) difficult to develop this virtue in a society which deliberately and continuously fosters impurity, not only in the breach but with the full force of government and law.

This Revolution Started Decades Ago, and We’ve Been Blind To It

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – I’d thought I had my eye on America’s shifting culture. I’d seen its troubling new realities: gay marriage, university grievance studies, snowflakes on campus, socialism, Black Lives Matter, and more. But I hadn’t seen what tied it all together… I’d put it all down to human pride, greed, and appetites out of control, including the lust for power — old-fashioned sin, in other words, with ignorance in there to boot, the kind that comes from intellectual and moral laziness.

State’s Bishops ‘Celebrate Every Life Saved’ by Texas Abortion Law

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – Bishops around the country reacted with praise to a Texas law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat and noted that women experiencing a crisis pregnancy have resources available, instead of abortion… “We celebrate every life saved by this legislation,” said the Texas Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of Texas’ 16 Catholic dioceses and 20 bishops, in a Sept. 3 statement.

Archbishop Tells Biden and Pelosi: “You Cannot be a Good Catholic” And Support Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has publicly called out the two abortion advocates. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Cordileone defended the pro-life law in Texas that bans abortions after six weeks and he took Biden and Pelosi to task for supporting it… “You cannot be a good Catholic and support expanding a government-approved right to kill innocent human beings,” he wrote. “This is hardly inappropriate for a pastor to say. If anything, Catholic political leaders’ response to the situation in Texas highlights the need for us to say it all the louder.”

The Labor for True Greatness, by Robert Royal

By Robert Royal, The Catholic Thing – I don’t know if America is “the greatest nation in human history.” By many measures – military power, global cultural influence, GNP, a large middle class, extensive governmental provisions for the poor, personal liberties, basic equality before the law, religious and ethnic tolerance (at least until recently), a welcoming of immigrants (around 1 million legal immigrants yearly) …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770)

Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Jesus Chose Twelve Apostles

Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Luke 6:12-19 – In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew …

Saint of the Day for September 7: Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

Franciscan Media – A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris well, and drew others into serving the poor of the world. Through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which he founded, his work continues to the present day.

Joe Biden Is a Total Failure, by Conrad Black

By Conrad Black, American Greatness – Joe Biden is not up to the job. Barring a miracle (and they do occur sometimes), he will not go on for three-and-a-half years. The powers that be in the Democratic Party appear already to be trying to shuffle the vice president out of the deck and bring in someone who might be able to hold the commanding heights of American government through what is building up to be a broad consensus for radical changes of personnel and policy.

Live the ‘Joseph Option’, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN NEWS – As this Year of St. Joseph brings long overdue attention to St. Joseph, attention he so richly deserves, one of the new books devoted to this beloved saint — Through the Heart of St. Joseph by Benedictine Father Boniface Hicks — takes a slightly different route, presenting the whys and ways we should turn to St. Joseph that eventually leads to something unique that he calls living a “Joseph Option.”