Politics

Religious Voters Should Be Encouraged by President Trump’s Pro-Life Achievements Abroad, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse , The Stream – Previous presidents who claimed the pro-life mantle often suffered from a lack of imagination. They seemed reluctant to do anything pro-life or anything that would upset the pro-choice establishment. Upon taking office, Republican presidents were content to do two things. First, they would defund the U.N. Population Fund, the U.N. agency that is complicit in establishing the Chinese one-child policy. Second, they would reestablish the so-called Mexico City policy….

China’s Genocide: Pope Silent, Prelates Speak, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – Pope Francis is being slammed for his silence on the genocide of Uighur Muslims after 76 religious leaders condemned China for a “holocaust” of its religious and ethnic minorities… “Pope Francis, in particular, speaks almost every week at the Sunday Angelus, and on many other occasions, about issues of injustice in the world. He has often addressed the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims,”… “Yet there is one country whose human rights record he has not highlighted — China — and one people whose suffering he has not spoken about — the Uighurs,” the human rights activist lamented… “The Pope is one of the world’s most influential and respected spiritual leaders, with a moral authority that can reach every corner of the globe,” Mahmut observed.

Watch! EWTN: David Daleiden on Kamala Harris and Planned Parenthood, (Jan 25, 2019)

EWTN, Jan 25, 2019 – During her time as California Attorney General, Kamala Harris ordered a raid on David Daleiden’s home after his undercover Planned Parenthood investigation. Her Senate campaign was receiving.. We sit down with David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress on what he wants you to know about presidential candidate Kamala Harris and her connections to Planned Parenthood.

The Fishwrap Goes Down the Rabbit Hole, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Inasmuch as the National Catholic Reporter does not reflect the teaching of the Church, but on the contrary, has openly and deliberately opposed this teaching, I ask the editors in all honesty to drop the term “Catholic” from their masthead. By retaining it they deceive their Catholic readers and do a great disservice to ecumenism by being responsible for the false irenicism of watering down Catholic teachings.

Science Told Me To Do It, by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – Whether the “it” here refers to denying priests the ability to bring sacraments to dying Catholics, or keeping abortion clinics open while simultaneously shutting down mom-and-pop businesses, or publicly shaming parents who fail to mask-up their infants irrespective of choking hazard, the same principle applies. “Science tells us to do it.” Who are we to resist?

Kamala Harris Has 100% Pro-Abortion Record, Voted for Infanticide and Tax-Funded Abortions, by Laura Echevarria

By Laura Echevarria, LifeNews – Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden.. announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would be his vice-presidential running mate. By picking Senator Harris, Joe Biden has reaffirmed his commitment to abortion on demand at any time for any reason and paid for by taxpayers. Kamala Harris is the poster child for the extreme pro-abortion position of the Democratic Party.

Letter From a Pastor About a Presidential Candidate, by Pastor Ignotus

By Pastor Ignotus, Crisis Magazine – You further state that you believe Mr. Biden is a “sincere politician” who is a devout Catholic. Repeating what seems to have been a package released to the press to shore up Catholic support for him, you remark that he carries a rosary with him, that one of his staff says his presidential bid is a “subtle invocation of Catholic beliefs,”… Of course you know that carrying a rosary is not proof of being pro-life. The “subtlety” of Biden’s “invocation of his Catholic beliefs” is what is a clanger for me. He is far too subtle for me.

Governors Can’t Use Coronavirus To Indefinitely Declare A State Of Emergency, by Molly McCann

By Molly McCann, The Federalist – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia often noted that the primary safeguard of our constitutional liberties is the structure of our government. Every banana republic has a bill of rights, he once said, but the strength of the American system is the separation of powers… At the federal level, there are three separate, co-equal branches of government that must operate together for our representative republic to function properly, and this balance of power is mirrored at the state level. Unhappily, our system today is not functioning as designed.

Vatican Bishop Says Holy See’s Secret Deal With Chinese Communist Party Will Be Renewed, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – With the two year Vatican-China agreement due to expire on September 22, Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, told the Chinese Communist Party–controlled Global Times that “they are going to renew it, which means that the initial experience went well.”… Sánchez has previously praised China as “extraordinary” and said that their communist regime is the “best [at] implementing the social doctrine of the Church.”

The Socialist Democrats and the Failure of Marxism, by Patriot Post

By Political Editors, Patriot Post – Democrat Party wants to reframe our national economy in the socialist mold that continues to empower the state and compress American Liberty… Marxists expected that technological improvements would ensure sufficient production of everything to satisfy everyone. Of course, this will never happen because Marx’s basic premise assumed that removing reward for production would not impact the amount and quality of production.

The Status Quo, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – Be it on the Left or the Right, the establishment on both sides maintains the existence of the so-called Swamp. Keeping the status quo is how the establishment operates, and what keeps the Swamp alive… This ‘going along to get along’ mentality that produces indifference and corruption is both political and theological; there is a swamp in the Church just like the one in Washington D.C.

Trump: Cognitive Testing Is ‘A Good Standard, All ‘Presidents or Potential Presidents Should Take It’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Joe Biden could put to rest all doubts about his mental capacity by taking a cognitive test – and all presidents and presidential candidates should take the test that he took – President Donald Trump said Thursday… In an interview on Geraldo Rivera’s Cleveland-based WTAM radio show, Trump said that, after he took a cognitive test, liberal media stopped accusing him of suffering from diminished mental capacity ….

The Democrats’ Dream World Keeps Collapsing into a Nightmare, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Visit the burned out storefronts of black-owned shops in Minneapolis. Talk to the citizens who were ruled by political gangs in Seattle’s “CHAZ” enclave. Look at the federal courthouse still under siege in Portland. Or spare a thought for the nursing homes where tens of thousand of old people died alone and were cremated like shelter pets, thanks to Democrat governors dumping COVID patients there.

It’s Nineteen Eighty-Four All Over Again, by Frank W. Hermann

By Frank W. Hermann, Crisis Magazine – Having survived both world wars, Orwell saw firsthand the way political regimes manipulated language to sway public opinion in their direction. Among the euphemisms that governments of his day used to whitewash their dirty deeds were “pacification” for the bombing of defenseless villages and “transfer of population” for the expulsion of residents from their homes.

Globalist’s Agenda: The Great Reset: Davos & the Plot to Cancel Trump (Watch), by Michael J. Matt

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant TV – From the Editor’s Desk, Michael Matt takes a look at some good news regarding the Covid recovery rate before he explores what’s really going on with the global pandemic… To understand what’s really happening here, he takes us to Davos, Switzerland—to the World Economic Forum—where the movers and shakers of the world have been meeting on a regular basis, especially since January 2020, to discuss the “opportunity” for a ‘global reset’ at the Davos 2021 Summit.

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez: The New Face of the Church, Versus Its True Face, by Jason Jones and John Zmirak

By Jason Jones and John Zmirak, Senior Contributors to The Stream – Last week, a writer at the leftist magazine The National Catholic Reporter called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the new face of the Catholic Church. Of course, her support for abortion right up through birth and same sex marriage raises some immediate questions in our minds. But before we consider those points, let’s step back for a moment.

Trump Slammed by Democrat for His Actions to Protect Unborn Baby Girls and Boys, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Sen. Tammy Duckworth slammed President Donald Trump as anti-woman Friday because of his actions to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion… In a column at Elle magazine, Duckworth, a pro-abortion Democrat from Illinois and a top contender for Joe Biden’s vice presidential running mate, urged Americans to vote against Trump in November.

Ideology Makes You Stupid, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing – In a recent editorial, Heidi Schlumpf, editor of the National Catholic Reporter, suggests that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is the “future of the Catholic Church.” Her encomium was inspired by the congresswoman’s expression of outrage, after a Republican congressman had referred to her by a commonplace obscenity, muttering as he made his way down a hall.

Could Leaked Footage Help Ex-Cops Who Arrested Floyd? by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Much of the public has found ex-Sgt. Derek Chauvin guilty of killing Floyd thanks to footage showing the officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. But a jury that decides if Chauvin killed Floyd, and if three other officers aided in that killing, will likely see the body cam footage from officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng.

Mayor, Press Attack Faithful California Cleric, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – While the San Francisco Chronicle claimed the priest “slammed” parishioners — for putting “safety over sacraments,” Star of the Sea parishioners who spoke with Church Militant came to Fr. Illo’s defense, describing him as “our wonderful pastor” who “has been fighting for Tradition and true faith.”… He is ‘trying to save our souls, not just our bodies.’

CatholicVote Calls on Joe Biden to Condemn Attacks on Sacred Symbols, by Kyle Olson

By Kyle Olson, Breitbart – “Catholic churches across America are literally burning, and Joe Biden has said nothing,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said, adding: Leading members of the Democratic Party have fueled a climate of hate against Catholics, and these attacks have now led to acts of vandalism and violence. These attacks on the Church raise serious questions about the commitment of Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, to stand up to the rising climate of anti-Catholicism across the country.

The White Supremacist Roots of the Abortion Industry, by R. C. VanLandingham

By R. C. VanLandingham, Crisis Magazine – Abortion, Kanye West told Forbes in the interview with Randall Lane, is the “Devil’s work.” “I am in service of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I put everything I get on the line to serve God,” West said. “I’m pro-life because I’m following the word of the Bible.” He went on to say, “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work.” West isn’t wrong.

US ‘Frontline’ Doctors’ Website Exposes ‘Criminal’ Campaign by Tech Giants, Govt Agencies to Block COVID Cure, by Steve Jalsevac

By Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews – You will understand the severity of what the tech giants did as you read below some excerpts from Conference organizer Dr. Simone Gold’s White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine… Most of the talks given during the day-long full conference can be seen here. I would strongly recommend viewing what these experts had to say that credibly contradicts the lies and misinformation that the public has been fed for months about hydroxychloroquine and other issues related to the Wuhan virus.

US Bishops to Spend $500K to Help Poor Overcome ‘Climate Change,’ Put Laudato Si’ ‘In Action’, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that it will spend $500,000 to “overcome the impacts” and “address the root causes” of climate change in order to help the nation’s poor… Bishop David G. O’Connell, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) subcommittee, hailed the move as an “effort to put Laudato Si’ in action.”

Our Annual August Debate Over the Bombs, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – This month marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, at Hiroshima on Aug. 6, and Nagasaki on Aug. 9… Each year, Americans argue about our supposed moral shortcomings for being the only nation to have used an atomic weapon in war… But what were the alternatives that Truman faced had he not dropped the bombs that precipitated Japan’s agreement to surrender less than a week after the bombing of Nagasaki and formally on Sept. 2?

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

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

Black Woman Slams Black Lives Matter for Supporting Abortion: “They Don’t Care About Black Lives”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Bevelyn Beatty thinks the Black Lives Matter movement is lying to the black community… A Christian and black pro-life advocate, Beatty told CBN News this week that she has been fighting back against the movement’s political narrative and promoting the truth of Jesus Christ… Beatty is one of two pro-life advocates who was arrested May 30 on the sidewalk outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Manhattan.

Another News Figure Quits! Biased, Ratings-Chasing News Shows ‘Cancer’ to Society, by Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl

By Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Another news figure has quit her job in disgust, this time at far-left MSNBC… “We are a cancer and there is no cure,” Ariana Pekary, who quit MSNBC two weeks ago, wrote on her website about the current state of the news media… Pekary worked with Lawrence O’Donnell, the scowling host of “The Last Word” program, after joining the news network in 2013. July 24 was apparently her last day on the job.

CNA/EWTN: Transcript of EWTN News Nightly Interview with President Donald Trump

CNA/EWTN – We want to open our churches. We want to open our schools. And everybody wants to be safe. They know what to do. They’ll stay away. And, you know, we’ll be the same way. Maybe you’ll have an extra service or two or three. But they have to let the churches open. They want to put, the Democrats want to put them out of business. They want to put the churches out of business.

China, Vatican to Extend Controversial Deal, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The Vatican is to renew its secret deal with China after negotiations on bishops’ appointments proved that “the framework has worked well for the past two years,” a Chinese Communist Party newspaper reported Wednesday…. Global Times claimed Argentine bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo confirmed the renewal, saying “they are going to renew it, which means the initial experience went well.”

Fr. Domenico: Sino-Vatican Agreement Two Years Later: To Be a Public Servant or a Soldier, People Must Deny Their Faith (V)

By Father Domenico, AsiaNews – Christians are forced to choose between faith and work or enlisting. Universities ban students from Sunday Mass. Party members cannot absolutely practise any religion. These are ways the Party defends itself from the growth of Christianity in China. Fr Domenico, a priest from the north of the country, describes the situation. AsiaNews’s investigation into the situation of the Church in China continues two years after the signing of the provisional agreement.

Revolutionary Communist Party Leader Calls on People to Vote for Joe Biden, by Andrew Davenport 

By by Andrew Davenport, CNSNews – The leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA, Bob Avakian, has stated that we currently live under a “fascist regime” and, come November, if President Donald Trump is still in office, then people need to vote “against Trump by voting for Biden.”… “We are confronted by — we are now being ruled by — a fascist regime… [T]his election is different. … The question is not whether Biden and the Democrats represent something ‘good,’ or whether, in fundamental terms, the Democrats are ‘better’ than the Republicans.

President Trump Names Pro-Life Leaders to Panel Investigating Aborted Baby Part Sales, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Scientists and bioethics experts who believe babies in the womb deserve basic human rights are leading a new advisory board investigating the use of aborted baby body parts in government-funded research… The Trump administration established the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board earlier this year amid calls to end the unethical practice of using aborted baby body parts in taxpayer-funded research.

Are We Emphasizing Fear? by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In an article for The Federalist, David Shane, PhD, a professor of physics… writes that mask mandates are making people see other people as a threat… “Various COVID rules like you must wear a mask in these conditions, or even just social distancing rules communicate to people something about the danger level…”… “Children are especially apt to being programmed, and so it’s worth thinking what kind of human are we helping to produce with this rule,” Shane submits.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: The Cure for “Jaw Dropping” Population Decline

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – For the past few decades, the world elite have been so obsessed with finding ways to stop world population growth, that they seem never to have seriously considered what would happen if they succeeded. Well, if a new report is to be trusted, we’re all about to find out… According to the researchers, the global population is likely to peak at around 9.7 billion in 2064, and thereafter begin to rapidly decline to 8.79 billion by 2100.

As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators… if Democrats capture the Senate and win the White House, as many polls now project, it is not easy to see who or what prevents an uncontrolled explosion of fresh spending and a concomitant expansion of federal power.

A Secular Society? by James Kalb

By James Kalb, Catholic World Report – Modern Western governments claim they leave questions of ultimate meaning to the individual. That is the point of the Supreme Court’s claim that our public order is based on “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” It also informs a common interpretation of Dignitatis Humanae, that it tells us that that government shouldn’t favor one religion over another.

Police Arrest Pro-Life Students for Writing “Black Pre-Born Lives Matter” Outside Planned Parenthood, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – The Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department arrested two students Saturday morning for defacing property after they wrote pro-life messages in chalk, MPD told the Daily Caller News Foundation… Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation had planned to write the words “BLACK PREBORN LIVES MATTER” on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C.

Pope Slammed for Silence on China, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Catholic convert Benedict Rogers, “It is Francis’s silence that shocks me most. Almost every Sunday, as he prays the Angelus, he rightly references some injustice somewhere in the world. He has spoken often in the past not only of the persecution of Christians around the world but of the plight of the Rohingyas in Myanmar; the conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Ukraine, and Nigeria; and religious freedom for all. One country — and one country alone — is noticeable by its absence in his prayers and statements: China.”

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

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

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

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

The Pro-Life Choice This November Could Not be Any Clearer: President Donald Trump, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Democrats draft platform says “every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.” The phrase “safe and legal abortion” echoes wording used by former President Bill Clinton—except that Clinton talked about keeping abortion “safe, legal and rare.” The omission of those critical last two words comes as no accident, as the Democrats have moved ever-leftward to support unlimited, taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

The Meaning of Father Damien, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – It was the end Father Damien had expected when he arrived at Molokai in 1873. When the local bishop presented the missionary to his new flock, he introduced himself as “one who will be a father to you, and who loves you so much that he does not hesitate to become one of you; to live and die with you.”… What could possess a healthy young priest to travel 12,000 miles from home to serve men and women suffering from such a hideous disease?

The English Bishops’ Pre-Emptive Surrender on Covid Vaccine, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In a statement that purports to give “The Catholic position on vaccination,” the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has asserted that Catholics have “a prima facie duty to be vaccinated” and a “moral obligation to guarantee the vaccination coverage necessary for the sake of others.”… Count on it: When a Covid vaccine becomes available, this statement by the English bishops will be quoted by zealous lawmakers campaigning to make the vaccine mandatory …

An Entitled Generation of Protesters, by Douglas Andrews

Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – As The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh asks, “What happens when you take a generation of people, carefully instill in them an overriding sense of entitlement, give them lives of immeasurable comfort and ease, grant them every right and liberty known to man, but then at the same time tell them, somehow, incredibly, that they are oppressed — and then finally, after decades of this sort of schizophrenic conditioning….

Doctor Banned from Social Media for Touting Hydroxychloroquine Hires Sandmann’s Lawyer to Discourage Defamation, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified emergency physician who appeared in a viral video banned from social media for documenting the potential of hydroxychloroquine in combating coronavirus, said Thursday that she has hired attorney Lin Wood to defend her from defamation… At the end of her appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Channel program, in which she described the backlash she’s faced because of the once-viral video, Dr. Gold said she hopes people will stop saying negative things about her:…

No Social Distancing Here! Elites, Dems Crowd Church for John Lewis Funeral as Normal Americans Face Worship Restrictions, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – Conservative commentators are criticizing Democrat elites for failing to observe so-called social distancing and other measures which they have insisted are necessary while at a funeral service for Democratic congressman John Lewis… Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton were all in attendance and spoke at the service in Atlanta, Georgia, as well U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Was Trump Trolling With Suggestion Election Be Delayed? Did TDS Media Do His Bidding? by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – The first thing to recognize is his tweet is drawing sudden attention to the Democrat’s mail-in ballot scheme. Notice that Trump is making a clear distinction between absentee ballots, where a voter requests a mail-in ballot, and the Democratic scheme to simply mail ballots to the addresses of registered voters… Notice also that media coverage is not making that distinction. Deliberately. Dishonestly.

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

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

China Hacks Vatican, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Vatican computers are being penetrated by communist hackers… On Tuesday, a cybersecurity report indicated that both the Hong Kong archdiocese and several Catholic Church-related organizations were targeted by RedDelta, a Chinese-sponsored hacking group… The major intrusions were on the Vatican’s Hong Kong Study Mission to China, and the Holy See’s Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions… The attacks come as the Vatican seeks to renew its two-year-old accord with China in September.

Dems Reaping Consequences of Their ‘Anti-Cop Mood’, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – More than a hundred Wisconsin police agencies have backed out of an agreement to provide security at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next month… The police agencies changed their minds after Milwaukee’s police chief decided to handcuff the cops by banning the use of tear gas and pepper spray during the event, which runs August 17-20. Randy Sutton of The Wounded Blue says it’s part of the anti-cop mood Democrats seem to be in.

Chicago Mayor Blames Guns for Spiking Violent Crime, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – As the summer of violence drags on, aided and abetted by Democrat mayors who have in some cases literally marched with and promised capitulation to the Marxist Black Lives Matter groups demanding that police be defunded, many of these mayors are now scrambling to assign blame for spiking violence. Naturally, they’re not looking at their own misguided policies, but at outside, unrelated factors.

LifeSiteNews: Explosion in Mandatory Masking Isn’t Driven by Science, But Fear – Part II

By LifeSiteNews – This is Part 2 of “Explosion in mandatory masking isn’t driven by science, but fear.” See Part I here. After reading this, you will have a far better understanding about masks, mandatory mask regulations and the Wuhan virus than very few, if any, of your friends or neighbors will possess. Below I will be quoting quite a few doctors, physicians’ groups and medical journals on masks and related issues… Hopefully, you will also end up calmer and far less worried about the virus – no matter what all the media and institutions are telling you.

Anti-Americanism: The New Anti-Semitism, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – What are the two most hated countries in the world?… America and Israel…. Who hates both America and Israel?… The left (and Islamists)… And why is that? Why does the left (not liberals), the left hate America and Israel?… In Why the Jews; The Reason for Antisemitism, a book I co-authored with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin in 1983 (the latest edition was published in 2016), we compared hatred of America with hatred of Jews.

Our Summer of Cultural Suicide, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – Cultural suicide used to be a popular diagnosis of why things suddenly just quit… Historians such as Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee cited social cannibalism to explain why once-successful states, institutions, and cultures simply died off… Their common explanation was that the arrogance of success ensures lethal consequences. Once elites became pampered and arrogant, they feel exempt from their ancestors’ respect for moral and spiritual laws like thrift, moderation, and transcendence.

BLM Demands Democrat Allegiance, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, The Patriot Post – Remember, Cullors recently declared, “We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories.” Her BLM partner, Alicia Garza, self-identifies as “a queer social justice activist and a Marxist.”… So what does BLM want from Democrats? According to The Daily Wire, “Cullors and others … are pushing a radical party reformation agenda called the ‘BREATHE Act,’ which demands not only a full defunding of law enforcement but ….

Fr. Michael P. Orsi: Anarchists Are Attacking Churches Because They Represent Order, Morality, Stability

By Fr. Michael P. Orsi, LifeSiteNews – There is a reason why churches have become targets, of course, and it’s quite obvious… Churches are the keepers of society’s standards. Religion expresses the eternal principles of natural law. It calls us to right reason, to purity of heart, to love of our fellow human beings.
And to proper behavior… God gave Moses the Law on Mount Sinai. He codified and preserved it as the Ten Commandments.

Chief Justice John Roberts is So Incompetent He Can’t Even Protect Religious Freedom

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – If there’s one thing Americans have learned from the Supreme Court in 2020, it’s this: there are no guarantees. Even now, after a slew of bad decisions, conservatives wanted to believe that when it comes to religious liberty, even Chief Justice John Roberts couldn’t get that wrong. Well, think again. When it comes to siding with the Constitution, even Vegas will tell you — don’t bet on Roberts.

Is Racism Responsible for Today’s Black Problems? by Walter E. Williams

By Walter E. Williams, Townhall – In recent times, there is an average of 9,252 black-on-black murders every year. Over the past 35 years, that translates into nearly 324,000 blacks murdered at the hands of other blacks. Only a tiny percentage of blacks are killed by police. For example, in Chicago this year, there were 414 homicides, with a total of 2,078 people shot. So far in 2020, three people have been killed by police and four were shot.

Heaven’s Election: Our Fight. (Watch/Read), by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – The reason the election is so important is that if the Marxists win, they will establish a more formal system for the persecution of the Church, or specifically the faithful in the Church… The USCCB, the U.S. bishops’ conference, is little else than a rubber stamp for socialism disguised as Catholicism. It has been since its establishment back in 1966 by Detroit cardinal John Dearden, who quickly brought in homosexual satanist Joseph Bernardin to help him in his overthrow of orthodoxy.

Bozell, Tucker Carlson Condemn Big Tech Censorship of Doctors’ Viral Coronavirus Video (Watch), by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “After a video hosted by the Tea Party Patriots on Facebook went viral, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube took down the video, which was a press conference hosted by America’s Frontline Doctors, even though it had been shared by President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.  Both their Twitter accounts were censored. According to Breitbart, the video had 17 million views over the eight hours it was allowed on Facebook. Breitbart was also suspended from Twitter for sharing the video.”

Google, Facebook, Twitter Shut Down ‘Frontline’ US Doctors Who Promote ‘Cure for COVID’, by Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – The doctors’ group website (which as of press time appears to be taken offline..) claims that “American life has fallen casualty to a massive disinformation campaign. We can speculate on how this has happened, and why it has continued, but the purpose of the inaugural White Coat Summit is to empower Americans to stop living in fear.”

Trump’s Silent Majority is Real, And It Could be Bigger Than 2016, by Dave Andrusko

By Dave Andrusko, LifeNews – As of today, 99 days until the November 3 elections. As always, we’ll try to place the presidential contest in context, rather than blindly follow the polls which can be—and are—misleading… To begin with—and this is No Shocker—pro-abortion former Vice President Joe Biden is not interested in coming out of his bubble to be interviewed by Fox News’ Chris Wallace. As you may have read, pro-life President Donald Trump did submit to Wallace’s grilling.

Bishops’ CCHD Bankrolls Climate Change, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The USCCB announced Wednesday that its domestic anti-poverty arm, the CCHD, had approved on June 9 a $500,000 grant to the Direct Action & Research Training Center (DART) for the purpose of supposedly overcoming climate change… Bishop David O’Connell, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the CCHD subcommittee, declared this was a direct response to one of Pope Francis’ controversial encyclicals… “As CCHD marks its 50th anniversary this year, we are pleased to support this strategic national effort to put Laudato Si’ in action,” O’Connell stated.

Renowned Priest Calls on Pro-Life Americans to ‘Make it Their First Priority…to Re-Elect President Trump’

By LifeSiteNews – “Along with all my brothers and sisters in Christ, I affirm that my platform is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also affirm that the Democrat Party, in the principles and policies it embraces, has radically abandoned that Gospel, as well as the principles on which America was founded and Western Civilization rests,” he continued.

A Fragile Peace for Catholic Education, by Patrick Riley

By Patrick Riley, Crisis Magazine – Across the country this month, many Americans celebrated “wins” for Catholic schools and religious freedom at the Supreme Court—and rightly so. But it would be a mistake to believe that Catholic education is secure… In fact, the Catholic identity of our schools and colleges is in far greater danger than it was before the summer began. There is much that Catholic educators can do to improve their prospects for the future, but it will require strong faith and fortitude.

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: Models of Political Meddling by Clerics

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – When a priest meddles in politics, there are significant dangers to his ministry and to the people he serves. He risks not only damaging his authority as a priest of Jesus Christ but unleashing great evils. So as a priest, when I offer my views on the current troubles (below), many Catholics will undoubtedly heartily agree… In my view, the violence we see in the cities has very little or nothing to do with racism. I believe it is a Marxist-Leninist diabolical assault on the family and our culture… But it’s helpful to keep in mind this useful nugget of political wisdom by Edmund Burke: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

The Problem in Portland Isn’t the Law, It’s the Lawlessness, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, The Stream – Despite the occasional looting, chaos, property damage, trespassing, rioting, graffiti, assaults, arson, and general mayhem, the media consistently assure us that Antifa “protesters” are “largely peaceful.” And since the majority of buildings in Portland, Seattle, and Denver haven’t been looted yet, who am I to argue?… Of course, it takes only a sliver of the population to transform downtowns into a mess and create quality-of-life issues for thousands of law-abiding citizens. And the mayors who surrender parts of their cities to left-wing “protesters” are tacitly endorsing lawlessness themselves.

CNN Roots for Coronavirus Because It’s “Beating Trump and Beating Him Badly”, by Curtis Houck

By Curtis Houck, LifeNews – Through its rhetoric on the coronavirus pandemic, CNN has made it abundantly clear its goal has been to send Americans into mentally-crippling fear over the coronavirus pandemic and blaming President Trump directly for the rampant loss of life. Thursday’s Situation Room did that in reacting to the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, bragging that “the chickens [have come] home to roost” for the “dishonestly rosy” Trump as it’s “beating him and beating him badly.”

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

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

CNSNews: Supreme Court Allows Governor’s Edict That Treats Churches Harsher Than Casinos; Roberts Joins Liberal Justices

By CNSNews.com Staff – The Supreme Court on Friday declined to issue an injunction against a directive issued by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D.) that imposes harsher COVID-19 pandemic-control restrictions on churches than on casinos or bowling alleys… The court split 5-4 on whether to grant the injunction, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining Justices Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor in voting against it. (This majority did not issue a written opinion explaining their rationale.)

No Second Amendment, No First, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – I wrote last week that the McCloskeys in St. Louis are the canary in the coal mine. What happens to them shows us what the left has in mind for you and for me. That is true both for our personal liberties and our religious freedom… A case like the McCloskeys’ could never happen in Germany or England. Governments have comprehensively disarmed the populations of most Western European countries. If a leftist or Islamist mob were to march on the home of normal citizens, that family would be defenseless.

The Goal of Marxism, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels laid the groundwork for Marxism in their 1848 Communist Manifesto. Their manifesto teaches, “The Communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing social and political order of things.”… It further declares “their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.”… As Marxism has spread its errors all over the world, the Catholic Church remains its biggest threat.

David Horowitz to Newsmax TV: Trump Will Win Because ‘Our Cities Are Burning’, by Solange Reyner 

By Solange Reyner, NewsMax – Author David Horowitz says national polls showing Joe Biden leading in the 2020 presidential race don’t show the full picture and that voters will re-elect President Donald Trump because “our cities are burning.”… “We’re living in a country in fear. People are afraid to say what they think,”… “They’re afraid to tell pollsters how they’re going to vote because people have had their careers wrecked and ruined. This poor woman was murdered – a mother of a small child killed because she said everyone’s life matters. I don’t think people are responding to these telephone calls.”

Saul Alinsky and the BLM Movement, by Dr. Michael Brown

By Dr. Michael Brown, The Stream – In his insightful, 2009 mini-book, Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution: The Alinsky Model, David Horowitz quoted an SDS radical who wrote, “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.”… As Horowitz explained, “In other words the cause — whether inner city blacks or women — is never the real cause, but only an occasion to advance the real cause which is the accumulation of power to make the revolution. That was the all-consuming focus of Alinsky and his radicals.”

US Role in Human Rights on World Stage Is Constructive Engagement, by Elyssa Koren

By Elyssa Koren, The Daily Signal – Sec. of State Mike Pompeo has asked us as Americans to take a look at our role in international human rights engagement; specifically, the connection between our nation’s founding principles and the role of the U. S. on the international stage… Why should we heed his call? After all, the battle lines are clearly drawn. On the left, multilateral engagement is the answer to a successful world order, whereas many conservatives view the international bodies with considerable suspicion at best.

The Great Progressive Propaganda Machine, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – (I)n the twentieth century the Communist Party (CP) in the Soviet Union demonstrated that it was possible to manufacture a social consensus suddenly and intentionally.  (Something very similar happened in Nazi Germany).  In the USSR, all organs of propaganda – newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, movies, radio, TV, schools, colleges, universities, and more – were controlled by either by the CP or by the state, which was in turn totally controlled by the CP. 

Stress Test of a Straining Superpower, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – “In the 1960s, manufacturing made up 25% of U.S. gross domestic product. It’s barely 11% today. More than five million American manufacturing jobs have been lost since 2000.”… China controls the production of 97% of the antibiotics upon which the lives of millions of Americans depend. She provides critical components in the production chains of U.S. weapons systems…. Beijing commands more warships than the U.S. Navy and holds a trillion dollars in U.S. debt. Moscow never had this kind of hold on us.

Rep. Gohmert Calls on House to Rid Itself of Any Reminders of Slavery – Such as the Name ‘Democrat Party’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Speaking on the House floor on Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) introduced a privileged resolution calling for the removal from the House of any reminders of slavery, such as the name of Democrat Party… Gohmert’s resolution calls on Congress to ban any political organization or party that has ever held a public position supportive of slavery or the Confederate States of America – and for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to remove from the House wing of the U.S. Capitol ….

Texas Attorney General Defends Pro-Life Law Banning Abortions: “Babies are Ripped Apart”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Texas AG Ken Paxton led an effort by 18 states Thursday to support a Mississippi law that protects nearly fully developed unborn babies from abortions… Paxton filed a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing in favor of the law, which prohibits non-emergency abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Seventeen states joined him…

National Assoc. of Christian Lawmakers Holds Charter Mtg. as a Call to ‘Take a Bold Stand for God and Country’, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – The National Association of Christian Lawmakers (NACL) was incorporated in 2019. According to a statement on their website, the NACL is the “first fully functioning national legislative policy organization to be led by Christian elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. The organization is dedicated to the Judeo-Christian foundation of our nation and addressing major policy issues facing our states and nation from a Biblical worldview.”

UN Human Rights Council Approves Abortionist as Special Expert on Health, by Rebecca Oas

By Rebecca Oas, LifeNews, Ph.D., LifeNews – The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva recently approved the appointment of South African doctor Tlaleng Mofokeng as Special Rapporteur on the right to health.  Mofokeng is an outspoken advocate for “sexual and reproductive health” in the human rights arena and in her capacity as a doctor, “provided abortion services for more than a decade.”

Opinion: Coronavirus Hysteria is Needlessly Traumatizing an Entire Generation of Children, by Denise McAllister

By Denise McAllister, LifeSiteNews – The North Carolina governor has issued a decree that all students returning to school in the fall must wear a mask and social distance. This, despite the fact that 99.9 percent of children who get COVID don’t die from it and most don’t even have symptoms. Comparably, more children K–12 die from various other forms of the flu than from COVID, yet we are perpetuating a culture of fear among children in a form of politicized mass hysteria that treats COVID as if it were the Black Plague, which had a 100 percent mortality rate in its respiratory form across ALL demographics.

CNA: Chinese Christians Told to Replace Christ With Mao or Lose Government Support

Catholic News Agency, Staff – Government authorities in Shanxi, China, are ordering people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures of Jesus, with pictures of Chairman Mao and President Xi Jinping. Refusal to comply results in the assistance being taken away. 

Breitbart News: U.S. Closes Chinese Consulate in Houston over Privacy, IP Theft Concerns

By Breitbart News – The Chinese government on Wednesday threatened retaliatory “countermeasures” after U.S. officials abruptly ordered the closure of Beijing’s consulate in Houston… Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said the Trump administration ordered the closure in an “unprecedented escalation,” and promised to “react with firm countermeasures” if the move is not rescinded… The ministry called the closure a “political provocation unilaterally launched by the U.S. side…”

‘One-World Government’ Just Nutty Talk Until UN Demands It, by Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl

By Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – The influential and corrupt United Nations has been viewed for generations as the probable leader of a future one-world government, and now an eye-opening speech is laying out that power-grabbing vision for the world to see… “Now is the time for global leaders to decide,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres proclaimed in a July 18 speech that suggested the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the “fragility” of a world where worldwide inequalities have been exposed.

Levin: Suburbs Are Not Going to Escape This Violence, by John Jakubisin

By John Jakubisin, CNSNews – Conservative radio host Mark Levin warned people living in the suburbs that the violence taking place in inner cities is coming for them… “I would say this to people in the suburbs: that’s you next,” he said. “You can only burn down so much of an inner city. And when you get away with that, you’re going to move it to the suburbs.”… Levin pointed out that despite the suburbs having a significant minority population, they are primarily thought of as white communities, and because of that, they will be targeted.

Roman Catholics: The Original Abolitionists, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – Very often, the mob engages in bad history, targeting literal saints who sought to protect natives from persecution, such as Saint Junípero Serra, who is being hunted and torn down throughout California. For a downright chilling display, watch the video of a raging mob in Sacramento blowtorching Serra’s face, spray-painting the statue with obscenities, and then pouncing on it with hammers while cheering, chanting, and cursing in the dark of night.

Christ Is the Cure for What Ails Us, by Regis Nicoll

By Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine – My mentor, Chuck Colson, once noted that, during the Sixties and Seventies, liberals and conservatives viewed crime and its causes differently. Liberals, thinking crime was caused by poverty, launched the antipoverty programs of the Sixties. The result was that the crime rate went up. Conservatives, believing that crime would be reduced by surer and harsher punishments, instituted the tough prison sentences of the Seventies, only to watch the crime rate go up further.

Rising Diversity Is Joe Biden’s Worry, Too, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – According to Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, between 2010 and 2020, while America’s population grew by 20 million, our white population fell for the first time since the 1790 census…. White Americans fell as a share of the population in all 50 states… During that same decade, our Black population grew by 3 million, our Asian population by 4 million and our Hispanic population by 10 million… What’s the significance of those numbers? In presidential elections, Hispanics and Asians vote 70% Democratic and African Americans vote 90%…. Bottom line: The pool of Democratic voters is growing inexorably while the largest pool of potential GOP voters is aging, stagnating and shrinking.

7 Principles of Biblical Warfare to Purge the Cancer of Marxism, by Scott Lively

By Scott Lively, WorldNetDaily – (W)e must be especially scrupulous in what we say and do now because IF, by the reestablishment of the rule of the true law, we are able to purge the cancer of Marxism from our Judeo-Christian civilization, we will retroactively be held to those same higher standards for our speech and actions in the prosecution of that war. So, yes, I am saying Marxism is a cancer that must be removed because it is now clear that our prior policy of peaceful coexistence on equal terms is no longer possible.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “Abortion is Not a Human Right”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilter, LifeNews – Sec. of State Mike Pompeo assured an Iowa audience on Friday that the Trump administration is “100-percent pro-life.”… “Our founders built our country on a commitment to essential rights, unalienable rights … that come from these amazing documents, our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, and our nation’s foreign policy must be grounded in those central understandings,” Pompeo said.

The Dehumanization of Blacks, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – The idiocy and inhumanity (literally) of this, the “progressive” view of black people, is easily demonstrated. Do any blacks see themselves first as black? When a black man, let’s call him James, looks into the mirror, does he first see a black person, or does he see James? When a white woman, let’s call her Karen (I’m playing with the left here), looks into the mirror, does she first see a white person, or does she see Karen? Does any human being first see his or her color?

Vatican’s COVID-19 Commission Echoes Globalist Environmental Concerns, Sidelines Sacraments

By LifeSiteNews – The Vatican COVID-19 Commission is promoting the same kind of action: global disarmament, a “green” response that will involve a profound change to the economy in the wake of Laudato si’, universal health care, and other global “solutions” in harmony with the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (the 2030 SDGs).

FEC Reports Provide Insights Into Which Politicians and PACs CDC Employees Donated to, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Reports from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show that employees from the Center for Disease Control prefer Democratic and even progressive-leaning candidates. Since 2005, more than 550 employees for the agency donated more than $285,000 to the Democratic Party and their candidates, the Daily Caller reported… The number one recipient for the donations was ActBlue, the online fundraising platform the Democratic Party utilizes.

Cancel Thy Fathers. Judge Now, Before You Get Judged, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – In my last column I channeled “Wokethug,” the Principality or Power who’s coaching both the white racist fringe and our “Anti-Racist” elites. Since today I want to unfold more of the playbook which he’s using, I’m tempted to cast it in his words again, rather than mine. But a little bit of C.S. Lewis-pastiche goes a very long way. No one today writes half as well as Lewis did. The longer you go on trying, the more you risk embarrassing yourself. So pardon me if I’m equally blunt this time, without wearing Wokethug’s mask.

Most Trump Supporters Can’t Wait to Vote for Him, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – (Pres.) Trump supporters don’t want Trump to moderate his positions in the hopes that the committed radicals will morph into moderates and the crisis will pass. It won’t, because leftist agitators won’t let it. Trump supporters realize we’re in a war for the survival of the country — a war we didn’t start and one we’ll lose if we don’t fight back with every fiber of our being. We want him to counter the violent, revolutionary left at every turn… Shame on us if we ignore or downplay the anarchy and violence in the streets; the destruction of monuments; the assault on and defunding of police ….

Mayor Calls on Mary, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – An embattled mayor from a small town in New Mexico has consecrated his town to the Immaculate Heart of Mary… On Tuesday, Fr. Alberto Avella of St. Teresa Parish in Grants, New Mexico consecrated the town of Grants to the Blessed Virgin Mary — at the request of its mayor, Martin “Modey” Hicks… “This is about unity, it is about praying to our Lord God to protect everybody in this town and unite us,” Hicks asserted, “because that’s what this country needs right now. We’ve got enough division. And that’s what this is about … This is about protection from our divine Father.”

Study: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Decline in Births Set to Have Disastrous Global Impact, by Anna Reynolds

By Anna Reynolds, Live Action – A study published in the Lancet this week examines global trends in fertility rates and offers a stark prediction of what might lie ahead. The study forecasts population growth and decline through 2100 and found that almost every country could face diminishing populations. By 2100, some nations, including Spain and Japan, could see their populations fall by half.

City of Toronto Bans Catholic Churches From Administering Holy Communion, by Shane Trejo

By Shane Trejo, Big League Politics – The Ontario Ministry of Health has issued COVID-19 guidelines advising to “suspend activities that increase risk of disease transmission, including” the “sharing or distributing materials or objects, which may include but is not limited to: books, communion, microphones, prayer mats, prayer shawls, water, etc.”

China’s Quest for World Domination, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Christopher Wray, FBI Director: “The greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China.”… Speaking at conservative think tank the Hudson Institute last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned that communist China is the biggest threat to America… Wray revealed the FBI opens a new China-counterintelligence case almost every 10 hours.

Hospital Threatens to Take Little Girl Off Life Support, But Mom Wants Specialist to Treat Her

Texas Right to Life, LifeNews – Texas Right to Life, Protect TX Fragile Kids, and the Lewis family have worked tirelessly to fight for Baby Tinslee. As part of their efforts to help her, they asked Dr. Green to review Baby Tinslee’s medical records. There are no doctors in Dr. Green’s specialty and subspecialty at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Accordingly, Trinity Lewis, Baby Tinslee’s mother, asked Cook’s to allow Dr. Green to evaluate Baby Tinslee and provide her with medical care.

Pres. Trump: “Every Child, of Every Color, Born and Unborn is Made in the Image of God”, by Carol Tobias

By Carol Tobias, LifeNews – As President Donald J Trump stated during his July 3 speech, at Mt. Rushmore, “We believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed. Every child, of every color — born and unborn — is made in the holy image of God”… But keeping a country, and a government, which guarantees individual freedom and rights is no easy matter. Ultimately, it depends on involvement by the people themselves.

Report Shows US Bishops Supporting Multiple Orgs That Demand Police Defunding

By LifeSiteNews staff – “The USCCB fell all over itself in its rush to denounce racism and police brutality over the death of George Floyd, but their complete silence regarding the murder of a 7-year-old girl by protesters being supported by organizations they fund is nothing short of disgusting!” said Hichborn. “We warned a month ago that CCHD-funded groups were engaging in revolutionary and violent activity that would lead to bloodshed, and now here we are.”

Pro-Life Actor Gives Our Lady of Guadalupe Icon to President Trump

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – A pro-life Mexican movie star has given an icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe to President Donald Trump… Eduardo Verástegui, star of the 2006 film Bella, was at the White House last week with other leaders in the Spanish-speaking community for the signing of the Executive Order on the Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.

Liberal Media Ignores Attacks on Five American Churches Over the Weekend, by Gabriel Hays

By Gabriel Hays, LifeNews – Over the weekend of July 12, at least 5 Christian churches were vandalized by vandals and suspected arsonists. But most people haven’t heard about this rash of violence. None of the major news networks have mentioned it… Out of 270 minutes of NBC, ABC, and CBS nightly news coverage for Friday July 10, Saturday July 11, and Sunday July 12, not one second was spent on these violent anti-Christian attacks.

EXCLUSIVE: President Trump Defends Armed McCloskey Family Against the Mob, by Katie Pavlich

By Katie Pavlich, Townhall – “When you look at St. Louis, where two people, they came out. They were going to be beat up badly if they were lucky. If they were lucky. They were going be beat up badly and the house was going to be totally ransacked and probably burned down like they tried to burn down churches. And these people were standing there, never used it and they were legal, the weapons, and now I understand somebody local, they want to prosecute these people. It’s a disgrace,” Trump said.

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

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

Religious Liberty Is Important, But It’s Not Enough, by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse – The past two weeks brought welcome rulings from the Supreme Court on religious liberty. We should celebrate these victories, because religious liberty is an authentic natural and human right. But it’s not enough. And even the best of religious liberty wins can’t adequately contend in a proxy war over substantive issues… We must do more politically to protect human flourishing and the authentic common good. This is particularly true with respect to the Court’s Bostock ruling, which read progressive gender ideology into our nation’s civil rights laws. …

President Donald Trump Finalizes Rule Confirming Abortion is Not a Human Right, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration finalized another pro-life regulation Monday, this one to clarify that the definition of sex discrimination in Obamacare does not include abortions… The new rule officially ends a 2016 regulation from the Obama administration that could have forced medical workers to help abort unborn babies. It restores the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination to “the plain meaning … as determined by biology,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

A Catholic Case for the Second Amendment, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – The Fourth of July weekend in Chicago had more to do with firearms than fireworks, with 49 shootings, 60 victims, and 14 fatalities. A 10-year-old girl was killed in her home by a stray bullet, shot through the head. A toddler was killed in his car seat by another stray bullet, shot through the chest. The Windy City, logging 324 murders for 2020 at the time of this writing, is reeling in a storm of reckless crime with tempers flaring, police retreating, and guns blazing.

WATCH! Cuban Immigrant WARNS Against Socialism at Trump Roundtable (Video)

U.S. TURNING TO COMMUNISM: Cuban Defector WARNS President Trump Of Democrats Efforts FOX 10 Phoenix, July 10, 2020

The Roots of BLM (Watch Video)

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Black Lives Matter (BLM) opposes Catholic teaching in virtually every one of its beliefs. It doesn’t help the black community, either… BLM was founded on July 13, 2013, the same day George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of all charges. The organization started out as a social media hashtag called #BlackLivesMatter.

Democrats Pass Bill to Reverse Trump’s Order, Force Americans to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Democrats on the House Appropriators Committee yesterday passed a bill that would reverse a pro-life order President Donald Trump issued on his first week in office that defunds International Planned Parenthood. Trump’s pro-life rule ensures Americans don’t have to fund the biggest abortion business in the world or its abortion agenda in other countries… The funding cut to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the result of the Mexico City Policy, which President Donald Trump signed during his first week in office.

THEY TOOK HIS RIFLE! St. Louis Couple Who Defended Home From Would-Be Lefty Rioters Have Rifle Seized By Police, by Matt Vespa

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – Well, we’re learning now that their rifle was seized by police (via Fox News): Authorities in St. Louis executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the couple who made headlines last month when they took up arms to defend their home from protesters… During the search, police seized the rifle that Mark McCloskey was shown holding during the June 28 incident, KSDK-TV of St. Louis reported, citing information from a source.

Is the White Race the ‘Lamb That Was Slain’? Part II, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, a senior editor at The Stream – A few days back I had a startling realization. I saw with sudden clarity why “Woke” white people crowd behind movements that cancel and blame them. Why they seem eager to saddle themselves and their children with inexpiable guilt for nebulous, unproven crimes. Why privileged whites prove much less skeptical of the Marxist cult Black Lives Matter than most black Americans seem to.

Margaret Sanger Wanted to “Exterminate” Black People. Planned Parenthood Calls Her a “True Visionary”, by Brad Mattes

By Brad Mattes, LifeNews – Margaret Sanger, opened the first birth control clinic in America, and then founded the American Birth Control League, which is now called Planned Parenthood… Planned Parenthood’s beginnings were steeped in eugenics and racism, and it continues today… history shows that Sanger believed nothing of the sort. In an article titled America Needs a Code for Babies she wrote. “No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit for parenthood.”

Analyst: Lawlessness Turning Off Most Voters … Advantage: Trump, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Many Americans are living in fear as they watch groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa roam the streets of big cities spreading destruction and violence, often with impunity. Police departments are being shamed and threatened with defunding – and those who oppose the mob’s agenda are being labeled as racist and punished. The mainstream blames President Donald Trump and tries to convince people their only hope is to turn the country over to Joe Biden and the Democrats to save the day.

Cultivating Communism in the Classroom, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – As rioters continue destroying statues and monuments, many people are putting the blame on colleges — as breeding grounds for the radical Left… For instance, Pres. D. Trump had this to say in a speech on the Fourth of July: “The violent mayhem we have seen in the streets and cities — that are run by liberal Democrats in every case — is the predictable result of years of extreme indoctrination and bias in education, journalism and other cultural institutions.”

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

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

Police Seize Gun From St. Louis Couple Threatened By Mob, by Kylee Zempel

By Kylee Zempel, The Federalist – Police reportedly executed a search warrant Friday evening, seizing a gun from the St. Louis couple who defended their home against a mob in late June… Sources told 5 on Your Side, an NBC News affiliate, that police seized the rifle seen in footage of the central west end duo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys. The couple told police that the pistol brandished by Mrs. McCloskey was in their lawyer’s possession.

Down with Christopher Columbus? by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – Tearing down CSA statues, it seems to me, is little more than a very weird kind of virtue-signaling.  All the same, although I don’t much approve of the practice, I understand it, for I live in a nation that has in recent times abounded in virtue-signalers.  The USA kills nearly a million unborn babies per year, but our nation is fortunate in that most pro-abortion folks are exceptionally virtuous persons.  I know this because they tell me so.

Now Hear This: Navy Retreats From Its Worship Ban Policy

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – (A)n official information dispatch on June 24 from the U.S. Navy banned all naval personnel – including chaplains – from attending in-house church services in an effort to limit exposure of those personnel COVID-19. Now the Navy has revised that policy… The updated policy states that “nothing in [the memo..] should be construed to restrict attendance at places of worship where attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social distancing and use of face covering.”

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

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

President Trump Sanctions Communist China After it Forces Women to Have Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pres. Donald Trump’s administration sanctioned Communist Chinese leaders Thursday after new reports exposed on-going forced abortions and other horrific human rights abuses against minorities in China… “The United States will not stand idly by as the [Chinese Communist Party] carries out human rights abuses targeting Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and members of other minority groups in Xinjiang, to include forced labor, arbitrary mass detention, and forced population control, and attempts to erase their culture and Muslim faith,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said …

Chief Justice Roberts: A Glass Half-Full? by John Murdock,

By John Murdock, First Things – Plenty of conservatives already saw Roberts as a great disappointment in the wake of his votes to uphold the Affordable Care Act and DACA and to interpret “sex” in the 1964 Civil Rights Act as including sexual orientation and gender identity. I did a double-take at those decisions too, but I believe there is a “glass half full” argument to be made… Roberts has rightly been labeled an institutionalist.

Supreme Court Says Catholic Schools Can Be Catholic, by Matthew Archbold

By Matthew Archbold, EWTN News – So Justice Alito’s opinion explicitly states that “the religious education and formation of students is the very reason for the existence of most private religious schools, and therefore the selection and supervision of the teachers upon whom the schools rely to do this work lie at the core of their mission … Judicial review of the way in which religious schools discharge those responsibilities would undermine the independence of religious institutions in a way that the First Amendment does not tolerate.”

US Navy Forbids Its Sailors the Sacraments, by Francis Lee

By Francis Lee OnePeterFive – If the public health goal is to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at all costs, then the decision to bar such religious services and substitute live streamed online services makes logical sense. Indoor religious services are just another example of a large community gathering and, thus, ought to be included in the list of other prohibited activities by the Navy — dining in at restaurants, visiting your local barbershop, relaxing on a public beach, and shopping at non-essential commercial retail establishments.

‘Woke’ Whites Want to Make Their Own Race the Suffering Savior, Then Worship It: Part I, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – This new cult apes the structure and psychology of Christianity. In fact, it lives parasitically by colonizing the consciences and sentiments of people formed by a Christian culture who lack supernatural faith… By listening to professors, or following peer pressure, a student discovers that the world is deeply wrong. Permeated by evil. Its evil is inequality. And that evil has an author: straight white males…

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Why It Won’t Stop With Statues

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – The French thinker Rene Girard has analyzed the dynamic of mob violence. He recognizes that the mob murder is always public. Members of the mob need to see the “justice” being done. Secondly, the violence must be perpetrated by the mob, not by an individual. This group action not only creates unity within the mob, but no one person is guilty of the violence. Because all are guilty, all are exonerated. Third, there will be blood. Almost always bloodshed is involved in the murder.

Rochester’s Bishop Emeritus Clark Admits Recycling Predator Priests, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Testimony from Rochester’s former bishop is confirming he routinely reassigned to ministry priests accused of pedophilia… In testimony released on Monday, Rochester’s Bp. Emeritus Matthew Clark admits under oath that he was aware of sexual abuse allegations against priests, who he nonetheless returned to active ministry after sending them to rehabilitation centers. Mitchell Garabedian, an attorney representing 94 sexual abuse victims suing the diocese of Rochester, says Clark’s deposition, given in March, indicates Clark did shelter known pedophile priests.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Sanger’s Planned Parenthood, Birthed in Eugenic Racism (Time to Tear Down Sanger’s Statue

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist, white woman.”… The statement was issued last month to raise concerns about the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), Laura McQuade (who has since been fired). In the statement, the employees expressed a litany of grievances against McQuade. But one of the charges is deeply ironic in light of the efforts Planned Parenthood has been making recently to show its support for the Black Lives Matter movement – namely that there existed a culture of “racism and anti-Blackness” at PPGNY under McQuade’s leadership.

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Order Protecting Little Sisters From Funding Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Writing for the Court, Justice Clarence Thomas held that “For over 150 years, the Little Sisters have engaged in faithful service and sacrifice, motivated by a religious calling to surrender all for the sake of their brother. . . . But for the past seven years, they—like many other religious objectors who have participated in the litigation and rulemakings leading up to today’s decision— have had to fight for the ability to continue in their noble work without violating their sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Stephen Moore: This Is a Good Time to Be a Government Worker

By Stephen Moore, CNSNews – The June blockbuster jobs report is more evidence that the economy is healing, but this remains a brutal period for the some 30 million still unemployed Americans… Nearly every industry — with very few exceptions — has been forced to impose layoffs, furloughs, or dramatic reductions in hours for its employees. The one major exception has been the United States federal government, which has had virtually no layoffs since the start of the year… Private sector workers lose their jobs. Government workers in Washington don’t. What’s wrong with this picture?

In Defense of King Louis IX, by Thomas F. Madden

By Thomas F. Madden, First Things – Left unmentioned by Louis’s modern detractors is his lifelong devotion to issues of social justice in a world that cared little for such ideas. At his own expense, he continually paid to feed and clothe hundreds of Paris’s poor. Every evening he shared the royal table with local homeless and usually insisted that he wash their feet before they left. He established several hospitals for the poor and homes for battered women and ex-prostitutes. He personally visited lepers and washed their sores.

Politics: Black Life-Long Democrat Reveals Why He Walked Away from Joe Biden, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D) on Tuesday penned an opinion piece slamming former Vice President Joe Biden for failing to stand up to protect the black community. According to Jones, President Donald Trump has done more for the black community than any other Washington politician, all while Biden hides in his basement… In particular, Jones takes issue with the left’s calls to “defund the police,” which they say is in response to the murder of George Floyd.

CNSNews: We Hold These Truths: Our Answer to the Mob

By CNSNews.com Staff – A group of conservative leaders worked with the Media Research Center to record a message defending the greatness of America and its founders and condemning the protesters and mobs that have attacked our nation’s founding principles and commitment to individual liberty… “You will not prevail,” MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell tells the protesters in the video. “America will prevail. Today, tomorrow, and by the grace of God, forever.”

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

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

ALARMING VIDEO! Spokane Bishop Responds to Catholic Charities Racism Video, by CNA

By CNA Staff – “My Catholic Church, and my Catholic Charities organization, is racist. How could they not be? Our Catholic faith tradition is built on the premise that a baby, born in a manger, in the Middle East, was a white baby. So how can we be surprised to know that we must still fight against racism,” McCann added in the video… he wrote that “Our support of the important non-violent racial justice advocacy elements of Black Lives Matter is specifically support for human dignity, which has a clear connection with Catholic Social Teaching. To be clear, we support the concept of Black Lives Matter, but that does not mean we support any elements of that movement that promote violence or violate Church teachings.”

“Black Lives Matter” Activists Upset at Pro-Life Billboard Saying “Both Lives Matter”

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A pro-life billboard in New Zealand has some Black Lives Matter activists upset because it uses the phrase “Both Lives Matter” in reference to a mother and her unborn baby… Newshub reports the Black Lives Matter activists claimed pro-lifers wrongly borrowed language from their own campaign… The billboard displays the phrase “Both Lives Matter” along with the image of a pregnant mother holding an ultrasound photo of her unborn baby against her stomach. Under the image is the pro-life organization’s website and the phrase, “Both deserve better than an extreme abortion law.”

Hidden in Plain Sight: How Abortion Erases Black Lives, by Quinn Roberts, Dean Nelson

By Quinn Roberts, Dean Nelson, Family Research Council – Today, abortions of black babies make up 38 percent of all abortions, even though African Americans only make up 13 percent of the population. In 2016 alone, the lives of 137,510 black babies were ended under the “right to privacy” called abortion. Dr. La Verne Tolbert, former Planned Parenthood board member turned pro-life advocate, commented on this alarmingly high rate of black abortions: “Planned Parenthood targets minorities for abortion with the specific goal of keeping down (or lowering) the birthrate of Black babies….

A Culture War Battle Trump Can Win (The Lines Are Drawn for 2020), by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – …from the White House lawn on Saturday, July 4, Donald Trump recast the presidential race… Standing beneath the mammoth carved images of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, Trump declared: “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”… These mobs are made up of Marxists, criminals and anarchists. Their cause is a cultural revolution. “Their goal is not a better America. Their goal is the end of America.”

Trump Defends America, Calls Cancel Culture ‘Totalitarianism’ in Electrifying Mt. Rushmore Speech, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Standing at the foot of majestic Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day and amid thunderous cheers and chants of “USA! USA! USA!” President Donald Trump delivered a reassuring message counteracting weeks of Anti-American protests, riots, and assaults not only on the country’s historic monuments, but on history itself… President Trump identified the force driving recent eruptions of violence and desecration of cultural sites as “far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance,” a “left-wing cultural revolution designed to overthrow the American Revolution.”

Texas Bishop Calls out ‘Dangerous’ Black Lives Matter Movement, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – The bishop of Tyler, Texas, has urged the faithful to educate themselves about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, insisting that its mission statement is contrary to Christian belief… “Please educate yourself on this!” Bishop Joseph Strickland wrote in an Independence Day tweet in reference to the BLM mission statement… “Toward the end of this statement 2 points are made that are contrary to FAITH,” he continues, “#1 opposing the nuclear family (where is dad?) and #2 opposing God’s plan for sex as a union of male & female. This agenda is DANGEROUS!”

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

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

Judge Slams Andrew Cuomo Lockdown: You Can’t Treat Churches and Businesses Differently, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, LifeNews – You can treat churches differently–but you can’t get away with it. That was one federal court’s message to New York leaders last week, when it called out the state’s double standards on coronavirus orders… Hypocrisy, which has been spreading faster than COVID, won’t stand up to the legal challenge, Judge Gary Sharpe warned. Liberals may have selectively OK’d mass gatherings, but the Constitution isn’t a document of “freedom for me, but not for thee.”

San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese ‘Surprised’ by Order to Cease Indoor, Public Masses, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – The Archdiocese of San Francisco is pledging to comply with the city and county public health orders barring indoor public Masses and limiting outdoor services, including funerals, to 12 people… City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter June 29 to the archdiocese’ lawyer, ordering the archdiocese to cease-and-desist indoor public Masses and giving it one day to comply… “Upon reviewing the reports of multiple San Francisco parishes holding indoor Mass over the last few weeks, the Health Officer has concluded that the Archdiocese is putting not only its parishioners but the larger community at risk of serious illness and death,” the letter said.

Grilled by Fox News Host, GOP Sen. Mike Braun Defends BLM, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Sen. Braun introduced the Reforming Qualified Immunity Act last week, which he told Carlson was necessary because Democrats have seized the issue of police reform, leaving Republicans on the outside of a big issue… “Chuck Schumer has already decided he can make hay of this in the election,” Braun said, “and we will end up on the short side of it again.”.. “I thought Republicans controlled the Senate,” Carlson shot back. “So you’re taking your cues from Chuck Schumer [and] saying, He might criticize me, therefore I have to pass a law that makes it easier to sue police?”

Racism Against Whites Is a Sin, Too, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Pope Francis has condemned racism, and what Catholic could possibly disagree? Responding to the killing of George Floyd, the Holy Father said: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.” I have to think he would agree that racism against whites by blacks should also be condemned… But it seems there is something of an open season on whites by blacks and this has to be concerning.

Chief Justice Roberts Sends Troubling Signals in Louisiana Abortion Case, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts cast the swing vote in June Medical Services v. Russo Monday, striking down a Louisiana law that required doctors at abortion facilities to have admitting privileges at a local hospital within a 30-minute radius… The surprising decision disappointed pro-life advocates who were hopeful that he would uphold the Louisiana regulation, especially given his dissent from the 2016 Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court decision striking down a similar regulation in Texas.

Abortion: I Wrote Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law. The Supreme Court Ruled Against Women’s Health. by Katrina Jackson

By Katrina Jackson, Opinion contributor, USA Today – My desire to author the legislation came from listening to the stories of women hurt by abortion as I sat on the Louisiana Health and Welfare Committee and placing myself in their shoes. As I listened, I learned that the women of Louisiana were suffering because of the negligence of medical professionals and deplorable conditions at our state’s abortion facilities… It was alarming to me, for example, that one of our state’s primary abortion clinics, Delta Clinic of Baton Rouge, had a decades-long history of unsanitary conditions and substandard medical care that most recently led to a woman requiring a full hysterectomy following an incomplete abortion.

And Then They Came for the Catholics, by Anne Hendershott

By Anne Hendershott, The American Spectator – With the exception of a few courageous bishops, most Catholic leaders have remained silent about the mob’s destruction of the statues of the Father of California’s Catholic missions, St. Junipero Serra — replete with the callous desecration of the sacred symbol of the crucifix. It may be time now for the laity to get involved in the debate as Black Lives Matter advocates are now promising to destroy the sacred statues, religious stained glass, and revered icons that adorn Catholic churches. Claiming that the “European” depictions of Jesus are a “gross form of white supremacy,” Shaun King, one of the most well-known Black Lives Matter activists, is demanding that “they should all come down.”

Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – When mobs tore down a statue of Ulysses S. Grant and defaced a monument to African American veterans of the Civil War, many people wondered whether the protesters had ever learned anything in high school or college… Universities are certainly teaching our youth to be confident, loud and self-righteous. But the media blitz during these last several weeks of protests, riots and looting also revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.

Fired Worker Says Catholic Hospital Ignoring Teachings, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Hugh Brown of American Life League tells OneNewsNow that Kreft’s firing, after standing up for Catholic beliefs, makes it clear the hospital employee was not working for a genuine Catholic hospital… Brown says many fellow Catholics have “sold their souls” in the decades following the Roe v Wade ruling… “And until that stops,” he says, “the church is going to continue to get smaller, to be more marginalized. And I think that the persecution of the church, it’s invited on itself because it refuses to stand for what it believes.”

Louisiana, Before the Judgment Seat, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – In the Byzantine Divine Liturgy, there is a petition for “a good defense before the awesome judgment seat of God.” I often find that abortion flashes through my mind at that prayer. Given the outrageous atrocity that abortion is in the free world, the free people should expect to answer for it when the Judge takes His seat. Do we have a good defense? What did we do? What could we have done?

The Supreme Court Decision Could End the Government-School Monopoly, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – If I read the column correctly— if even the Post has finally grasped the truth that competition can enhance educational quality— then the Espinoza decision really could be a watershed moment in American history. We could witness an explosion in educational alternatives, a burst of entrepreneurial creativity, and an end to the encrusted and inefficient government educational monopoly.

Republican Governor Accepts Decision to Save Last Abortion Center in Missouri, by Cheryl Sullenger

By Cheryl Sullenger, LifeSiteNews – “We can be sure that if RHS Planned Parenthood resumes abortions in St. Louis, it will continue to put the lives and health of women at risk,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Licensing this Planned Parenthood was a big mistake that will be paid for by women who will continue to be abused as they have been in the past.”… “I hope that Gov. Parson and the DHSS can find the will to somehow continue their fight to close the RHS Planned Parenthood,” said Newman. “If they don’t, we can only expect more avoidable human tragedy there.”

Justice Roberts Splits The Baby, by Thomas FitzGerald

By Thomas FitzGerald, American Conservative – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice, John Roberts, has taken upon himself the Solomonic role of American philosopher king left vacant at Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Seemingly committed above all to the institutional legitimacy of the Court, Roberts has in the last few weeks cast a series of votes in the Bostock, Espinoza, and June Medical Services cases that appear to show him to be trying to placate both sides of America’s culture wars by offering something to each.

“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith,  The Catholic Thing – The legend has it that a crowd had gathered outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia as the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention were concluding in 1787. As Benjamin Franklin exited the Hall, a woman called out, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” To which Franklin replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”… Who cares about the Constitution anymore? Many Americans still do. And all Americans should. Not the Constitution created out of various interpretations of the Bill of Rights, but the Constitution itself and the form of the Constitutional order it was written to create and protect.

President Trump Will ‘Lead America Back to God,’ According to 1983 Prophecy, by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Tom Zimmer said in 1983 that ‘right now, in the United States, there’s a man who has the hand of God on him…and God is going to use him in the future…his name is Donald Trump.’… What if I told you that there was someone who prophesied in the early 1980s that Donald Trump would bring America back to God?

Blindsided by Roberts, Pro-Lifers Vow to ‘Keep Fighting’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics in the state. The law requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, a requirement the court said violates abortion rights… Pro-life activists were surprised to witness Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush nominee, side with the court’s liberal justices. He ruled in favor of a similar Texas law in 2016 so was expected to rule similarly… “We are going to keep fighting,” Carol Tobias, speaking for National Right to Life…

Five Justices vs. The People, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – “Unnecessary.” That’s the word the majority of justices used to describe a law that would have kept 10,000 women a year safe. Women, who, when they walk through the doors of Louisiana’s abortion centers every year, are under the assumption they’ll be protected. That their doctors care. Jamie Lee would give anything to warn them — to tell them to turn back and go home — but she’ll never have the chance. She bled to death in the back of her sister’s car because her abortionist didn’t want to call an ambulance over the seven-inch gash he put in her uterus… These are the third-world conditions the Left fought for — and won…

The Pro-Antifa, Anti-Catholic International Criminal Court (ICC), by Mary Jo Anderson

By Mary Jo Anderson, Crisis Magazine – President Trump issued an executive order on Friday, June 12, to block the visas and property of some International Criminal Court personnel. Within hours a mushroom cloud of denouncements by Blue-Checks loomed over social media. “More U.S. thuggery.” “The U.S. Rogue Regime continues.” The Court is “blackmailed by lawless gang posing as diplomats.” The International Criminal Court (ICC) complained that the Executive Order is “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law.”

Trump Admin Slams Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision: It “Devalued the Lives of Unborn Children”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, Life News – On behalf of President Donald Trump, the White House issued a statement slamming the ruling and saying it “devalued the lives of unborn children.”… “In an unfortunate ruling today, the Supreme Court devalued both the health of mothers and the lives of unborn children by gutting Louisiana’s policy that required all abortion procedures be performed by individuals with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital,” the White House said. “States have legitimate interests in regulating any medical procedure—including abortions—to protect patient safety….”

U.S. Bishops Condemn ‘Cruel’ SCOTUS Pro-Abortion Ruling, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “Abortion violently ends the life of a child, and often severely harms women,” writes Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann in a statement. “Abortion becomes even more destructive when basic health and safety standards are ignored, and profit margins are prioritized over women’s lives.”… “As Catholics, we condemn abortion as a grave injustice that denies the fundamental human right to life,” Archbishop Naumann said. “Yet even as we seek to end the brutality of legalized abortion, we still believe that the women who seek it should not be further harmed and abused by a callous, profit-driven industry.”

America’s Survival Hangs in the Balance, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – How long can this nation survive when its main cultural and educational institutions preach a relentless, unchallenged stream of anti-Americanism to young people (and others) who lack the background to resist this toxicity?… Along with others, I have long argued that the American left has a major problem with America as founded. Yet Democrats are outraged by the suggestion, and too many Republicans seem insufficiently concerned about it. They better wake up.

Roberts Votes Pro-Death, by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Chief Justice John Roberts — a Catholic — cast the deciding vote in the High Court’s first major abortion ruling of the Trump era… Roberts sided with four liberal justices Monday in the case of June Medical Services v. Russo, allowing the U.S. Supreme Court to nullify Louisiana’s abortionist admitting-privilege law. Concurring with the liberal majority, Roberts wrote that the status quo must be preserved… “The legal doctrine of stare decisis requires us, absent special circumstances, to treat like cases alike,” Roberts penned. “The Louisiana law imposes a burden on access to abortion just as severe as that imposed by the Texas law, for the same reasons. Therefore Louisiana’s law cannot stand under our precedents.”

Chief Justice John Roberts’s Lack of Courage Is Damaging the Supreme Court, by Dan McLaughlin

By Dan McLaughlin, National Review – There is a saying — perhaps as old as Aristotle — that courage is the first virtue, because it makes all the others possible. We usually associate courage (or its absence) with leadership by elected officials: There are times when it is hard to stand up for your principles, to stand against your own party, or both. From judges, we are told, the important thing is to follow, not to lead: to have the ascetic self-discipline to apply the Constitution and laws as written, and not to put your own policy preferences above the letter of the law… Two of today’s Supreme Court decisions, on abortion and separation of powers, are further evidence of this. …

AP: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

AP – The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era… Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals violates the abortion right the court first announced in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973… In dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote, “Today a majority of the Court perpetuates its ill-founded abortion jurisprudence by enjoining a perfectly legitimate state law and doing so without jurisdiction.”

Liberty or Tyranny? We Have a Choice to Make, America, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – Last week former President Barack Obama appeared with his former Vice President “Basement” Joe Biden in a video conference. I was truly taken aback when Obama referred to what is happening in America as an “awakening,” a “movement.”… It was at that moment that I reflected upon how Obama and his administration responded to a real awakening — a movement that occurred during his presidency.

UN Secretary General Calls for “Global Governance” With ‘Teeth’, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – UN Sec. Gen. Antonio Guterres is calling for a “multilateral” level of governance with the “teeth” to “function as an instrument of global governance where it is needed.”… “The problem is that today’s multilateralism lacks scale, ambition and teeth,” Guterres said during a Thursday press conferenc… “And some of the instruments that do have teeth, show little or no appetite to bite, as has recently been the case with the difficulties faced by the Security Council.”

Conservatives Flock to ‘Unbiased’ Social Media Platform Parler, by Bailey Duran

By Bailey Duran, CNSNews – Conservatives are flocking to Parler, which considers itself an “unbiased social media network,” after two conservative accounts were banned from Twitter earlier this week… Over 500,000 Parler accounts were created, an increase of 50%, after Logan Cook (known on Twitter as Carpe Donktum) and The National Pulse Editor-In-Chief Raheem Kassam were banned from Twitter, the Daily Caller reports… Logan Cook is a conservative meme maker who edited the video of two toddlers with the fake CNN news logo claiming one of the babies was racist.

President Trump Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Obamacare, Which Funds Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has asked the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, which forces Americans to fund killing babies in abortions… In a legal brief filed late Thursday night, the Trump administration argued that the individual mandate is not constitutional and that the entire law must therefore also be struck down… “The individual mandate is not severable from the rest of the Act,” U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco and other Justice Department officials said in the brief.

Unjust Rules for Religious Believers, by Charles J. Chaput and Michael P. Farris

By Charles J. Chaput and Michael P. Farris, First Things – In casinos, hundreds to thousands of gamblers gather for hours on end in close proximity to eat and drink, pull slots, and handle poker chips every day of the week. In churches, people gather for about an hour, usually once a week, and generally do not interact with one another as much as casino patrons do. So how does opening the one while restricting the other keep the public safe? We can’t find a good answer. Policies like this simply discriminate against religious believers.

A Little Light in the Shadow of Communism, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – An international coalition against forced abortion and sexual slavery is stepping in to help the elderly women impacted by China’s anti-Christian campaign… OneNewsNow has reported on the crackdown against the Christian and Muslim faith groups in China in which Christian pastors are forced to preach communist propaganda with the gospel and congregations are forced to mix patriotic songs with hymns.

Is the Media to Blame? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – … a false narrative. As numerous scholars, both black and white, have shown, the narrative is not supported by the data. In his book Taboo: Ten Facts You Can’t Talk About, Wilfred Reilly, a black professor at Kentucky State University, writes, “There is no epidemic of police murdering Black people.” He points out, for instance, that “the total number of unarmed Black people shot by police last year was nine,” while “the total number of unarmed whites shot by police was forty.”

Top Pro-Life Priest Asks US Bishops to Allow Clergy to Publicly Discredit Baby ‘Killing’ Democrat Party, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A priest well-known for his pro-life activism has penned an open letter to U.S. bishops asking them to use their authority to allow clergy to publicly advocate for the political party in the upcoming 2020 election that is pro-life and pro-religious freedom. The priest also asks for the right to name and discredit the opposing political party… “The rights of the Church and the common good are under attack in unprecedented ways by the Democrat Party,” Fr. Frank Pavone

Black Pastor: Abortion is Racism, Black Babies are Being “Lynched in the Womb”, by Micaiah Bilger

For years, the Rev. Johnny Hunter has been imploring the black community to speak out against the “lynching” of unborn babies in abortions… Hunter, a pastor and leader LEARN, the largest African American evangelical pro-life ministry in the U.S., gave a powerful sermon linking abortion to racism in the film Maafa21… “The time has come for us to realize that we, our people, are no longer being illegally lynched one or two at a time at the end of a dirt road. It’s time for us to realize that our people are being womb lynched!” Hunter said.

Bob Woodson: Democrats Blame Racism To Deflect Attention From Failures Of Cities They’ve Run For 50 Years (Video) by Tim Hains

By Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – Bob Woodson, founder of the Woodson Center, joins Tucker Carlson with insight on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’… “In the past 50 years, $22 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. Seventy percent goes not to the poor but those who serve poor people,” he said. “So many of those people taking office use this money to create a class of people who are running these cities, and now after 50 years of liberal Democrats running the inner cities, where we have all of these inequities that we have, race is being used as a ruse, as a means of deflecting attention away from critical questions such as why are poor blacks failing in systems run by their own people?”

Republicans Confirm President Trump’s 200th Judge, 7 of 12 Appeals Courts Now Have GOP Majority, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Republicans in the Senate today reached a milestone on one of the most important things they and a president can do to protect human life and safeguard the Constitution: confirm judges… “President Trump, Leader McConnell, and Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham have delivered an historic victory with the confirmation of 200 judges in the president’s first term, and with all appellate-level vacancies now filled,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser… (she said) “It is critical that we re-elect President Trump so he can continue working with the pro-life Senate majority to confirm judges who respect the Constitution and the inalienable right to life. …”

CNA: Justice Department: NYC Pandemic Rules Can’t Favor Protests Over Religious Services

CNA – The statement came from Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband and U.S. Attorney General Matthew Schneider of the Eastern District of Michigan. They are overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice’s monitoring of state and local policies related to the novel coronavirus epidemic… “New York City had vigorously enforced restrictions on religious gatherings, including by sending police officers to disperse numerous gatherings of the Jewish community, including outdoor funerals,” said the Justice Department in its June 22 statement.

“Whistleblower” Claims Chinese Communists Pay Vatican $2 Billion in Bribes, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Exiled Chinese dissident Guo Wengui alleged this weekend the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) “allocates $2 billion a year” to pay off the Vatican for its silence concerning Chinese atrocities… In a June 20th interview on The War Room, Mr. Guo said the CCP earmarks massive sums each year to win the allegiance of foreign countries including the Vatican, Italy, and Australia. Among them, the Vatican receives up to 2 billion dollars from the Chinese Communist Party every year, he said.

Trump Calls Abp. Viganò Letter ‘Tremendous Letter of Support From the Catholic Church’, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Donald Trump has praised Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò for his open letter to the U.S. president on the “children of darkness” and the “deep state,” explaining, “He’s right in what he says.”… In his powerful letter, the former apostolic nuncio to the United States had warned the president that the current crises over the coronavirus pandemic and the George Floyd riots are part of the eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. Viganò had encouraged Trump to continue the fight on behalf of the “children of light.”

Trump Warned Empty Seats About Riot-Filled Streets, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Fox News reported a record-setting audience of 7.7 million watched the rally live on the cable news network – making it the most-watched primetime event on a Saturday night… Regarding the President’s campaign speech Saturday night, Horowitz says America heard an “irresistible message” about Election Day… “If you vote for the Democrats, you’re voting for the party that enables and encourages, and eggs on and incites, the rioters and looters,” Horowitz says. “I think it’s winning position.”

How Long Will the Vandals Run Amok? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – We erect statues to remember, revere and honor those whom we memorialize. And what is the motivation of the people who tear them down and desecrate them?… In a word, it is hate. A goodly slice of America’s young hates this country’s history and the men who made it. It hates the discoverers and explorers like Columbus, the conquistadores and colonists. It hates the Founding Fathers and the first 15 presidents, all of whom either had slaves or coexisted with the injustice of slavery. But hating history and denying history and tearing down the statues of the men who made that history does not change history.

President Trump Talks Statues, Archbishop Viganò in EWTN News Interview

By CNA Staff – Trump emphasized his claim that cities most dramatically impacted by protests, rioters, or looting are those in which Democrats are in power… “It’s all Democrats, usually liberal Democrats. Take a look. Whether it’s Chicago, it’s Democrat, Seattle, it’s Democrat. The state of Washington. It’s Democrat. Portland, it’s Democrat. All of these places are run by Democrats. Twenty out 20 are Democrat-run,” the president said. “They don’t know what they’re doing. And if Biden got in, this country would be a disaster.”

The Silent Majority Can Be Silent No More, by David Limbaugh

By David Limbaugh, The Stream – This year has been one body blow after another to the nation we love. First, there was the coronavirus, and we thought, “How can this get any worse?” Then came the economic shutdown and the incalculable pain and suffering it brought. Next were the riots, the radicals’ unopposed seizure of a section of Seattle and the maniacal efforts throughout the country to defund the police. Now a series of rulings from the “conservative” Supreme Court are wreaking untold havoc on the Constitution and the rule of law.

In Supreme Court Abortion Case, All Eyes on Chief Justice Roberts, by John Jakubisin

By John Jakubisin, CNSNews – The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on an abortion case that is similar to a 2016 case in which Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the conservative minority on the court,  Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Given the similarities in the two cases, court-watchers are anxious to see if Roberts will side with the liberal wing of the court, like he did in two major rulings last week, or if he will stick to his earlier reasoning.

Activist: Mayhem and Chaos Reflect the Alternative to Trump, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A pro-family activist says the idea that the ongoing violence and insanity is going to hurt President Donald Trump’s re-election is just “fantasy.”… Violent outbreaks over the weekend in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Charlotte left four dead and more than a dozen people injured and/or wounded. And while not attributed to any certain protest, Chicago saw 14 fatally shot and more than 100 people wounded by gunfire over Father’s Day weekend… It is “simply fantasy,” says Camenker, to think that the violence and protests are going to damage Trump’s chances for a second term.

Black Lives Matter Activist Wants Statues of “White Jesus” Torn Down Because They’re “Racist”, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King called Monday for the removal of statues, murals and stained glass windows that depict Jesus as a “white European,” which he claimed “are a form of white supremacy.”… “Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down,” King, a former surrogate on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, wrote on Twitter. “They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been.”

Who Is Joe Biden? by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, a self-identified “practicing Catholic,” supports abortion, gay “marriage” and many other evils diametrically opposed to Church teaching… In this week’s episode of Mic’d Up, Michael Voris interviews George Neumayr, author of the upcoming book, The Biden Deception… Biden’s shortcomings go beyond his inherently immoral stances in politics. His economic policies, for example, have proven disastrous.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship (Part 3)

By Bishop Joseph Strickland – The Right to Religious Freedom Should Inform our Voting… In his World Peace Day message for 1988, Pope St John Paul II said: “Religious freedom, an essential requirement of the dignity of every person, is a cornerstone of the structure of human rights, and for this reason an irreplaceable factor in the good of individuals and of the whole of society, as well as of the personal fulfillment of each individual. It follows that the freedom of individuals and communities to profess and practice their religion is an essential element for peaceful human coexistence. […]

Why Aunt Jemima’s Great-Grandson Takes Issue with Quaker Oats, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Larnell Evans Sr., Harrington’s great-grandson, told Patch about his family’s history… “This is an injustice for me and my family. This is part of my history, sir,” Evans explained. “The racism they talk about, using images from slavery, that comes from the other side — white people. This company profits off images of our slavery. And their answer is to erase my great-grandmother’s history. A black female. … It hurts.”

Three Reasons I Take the People’s Republic of CHAZ Very Seriously, by John Horvat II

By John Horvat II, CNSNews – When Antifa and other groups’ militants took over a six-block section of Seattle’s Capitol Hill precinct, the liberal media treated the occupation lightheartedly… Regardless of what it calls itself, there is a difference this time around. These are not crazy mixed-up children. They are revolutionaries with guns and an agenda. They also have unlimited media coverage that extends their influence far beyond their paltry numbers.

Carson: ‘We Need to Move Away From Being Offended by Everything’, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – “We’ve reached a point in our society where we dissect everything and try to ascribe some nefarious notion to it,” the renowned brain surgeon told Stephanopoulos. “We really need to move away from that – we need to move away from being offended by everything, of going through history and looking at everything, of renaming everything… “I mean, think about the fact that some of our universities – some of our prestigious universities – have a relationship with the slave trade. Should we go and rename those universities?”

Catholic Priest: Joe Biden “Claims to be a Catholic But Throws the Teachings Out the Window”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Joe Biden is facing continued criticism from Catholic leaders for touting his Catholic faith but not really living it… The presumed Democrat presidential nominee supports abortion on demand and other positions that directly contradict the Catholic faith. Earlier this week, Biden received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America… “It’s a disappointment when he tries to claim to be Catholic and throws the teachings out the window,” Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life told the Church Militant.

The Supreme Court’s Mistaken and Misguided Sex Discrimination Ruling, by Ryan T. Anderson

By Ryan T. Anderson, Public Discourse – Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion claims to apply a simple and straightforward test: “An employer violates Title VII when it intentionally fires an individual employee based in part on sex.” But he refuses to consider what applying this simple—in reality, simplistic—test actually requires—and not just under Title VII, but under every nondiscrimination law that includes “sex” as a protected category, notably including Title IX. After all, Gorsuch’s argument is an argument about the logic of sex discrimination.

This Is Why We Cannot Put Our Trust in the Supreme Court, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – I remember that sinking feeling as the election results were announced in November 1992. William Jefferson Clinton would be the next president of the United States. George H. W. Bush was out. Yet we were so close to having a conservative majority on the Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade! At least that’s what I thought… It was at that moment that another feeling struck me, a realization that has stayed with me over the decades. This realization was powerfully underscored with the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision this past Monday.

The Sad Truth: We Now Have to Assume Anything The Media Says About Trump is a Lie, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – During a Rose Garden appearance touting the surprising employment numbers, President Trump veered off onto the topic de jour: Equality. In his brief soliloquy on equal justice and fairness, he evoked George Floyd, expressing hope Floyd was happy at seeing the issue of equality being addressed. That such discussions made it a “great day.” The President was speaking a tone of unity, preaching what MLK preached… The video could not be clearer.

Dems Commended for Trump’s Growing Support, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, says Trump supporters are tired of the relentless attacks by Democrats and the media against the president… “For Donald Trump to hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have a million people who want to show up, and not to have a facility large enough I think is so fabulous,” Adams submits. “If the Democrats keep doing what they do … it just fills the auditorium and expands beyond anything an auditorium can hold for Donald Trump. So just keep it up, Democrats.”

The Great Society Has Failed, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – And so here we are today in America, and both sayings have relevance, the former more so than the latter. Everyone is screaming, shouting, rioting, looting, and committing acts of violence in the name of combatting “systemic racism.” Truly, there are many folks, empty wagons, making a lot of noise, while so many others are whistling past the graveyard, not grasping the real issue in America… The bottom line is simple: The Great Society – the grand endeavor of the progressive, racist President L.B. Johnson has failed…

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

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

How Cultural Revolutions Die – or Not, by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall – The current Black Lives Matter Revolution has “canceled” certain movies, television shows and cartoons, toppled statues, tried to create new autonomous urban zones, and renamed streets and plazas. Some fanatics shave their heads. Others have shamed authorities into washing the feet of their fellow revolutionaries… But inevitably cultural revolutions die out when they turn cannibalistic. Once the Red Guard started killing party hacks too close to Mao, it began to wane.

Are Riots Rattling US Cities Part of Soros’ Plan to Re-Shape America and Take Down Trump? (Video) by Gualberto Garcia Jones

By Gualberto Garcia Jones, LifeSiteNews – We will show you how the violent riots tearing American cities apart are part of the anti-American, anti-Trump Resistance movement. We will also show how the Resistance effort itself is part of a long string of Marxist efforts aimed at destroying what is left of Christian civilization in America, and how George Soros is likely playing a leading role in causing this mayhem.

Is the US On the Verge of a Communist Revolt? by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Seattle was in mayhem last week as a six-block area was occupied by openly communist groups. The police were unwilling to enter the zone, and the Democratic governor was clueless. President Trump warned that he had to take action. Interestingly, we also learned last week that Heaven foretold there would be a communist takeover of America if Heaven’s warnings were not heeded. It seems that that is happening right before our very eyes.

Joe Biden: “I’m Going to Do Everything in My Power” to Promote Abortion, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden received the enforcement of the Planned Parenthood abortion business today and he promoted the abortion giant afterwards, saying he would do everything possible as president to promote their pro-abortion agenda… “We will protect women’s constitutional right to choose, and I am proud to stand with you in this fight,” Biden added, using another euphemism for killing babies in abortions.

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

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

Trump Guts Trans Privilege, by Joseph Enders

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

Bostock: Living a Lie, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In the Bostock decision, the Supreme Court interpreted the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to mean things that, in all likelihood, not a single member of Congress intended at the time the bill was enacted. At any time in the 56 intervening years, Congress could have amended that Act, or passed other legislation, to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Congress never did so. This decision is a pure act of judicial legislation.

Socialism Among the Socially Distanced, by Anna Abbott

By Anna Abbott, EWTN News – With record numbers unemployed, “nonessential” businesses shuttered, livelihoods shattered and rioting in major cities, apologist Trent Horn and economist Catherine R. Pakaluk’s Can a Catholic be a Socialist? (The Answer is No — Here’s Why) (Catholic Answers, El Cajon, 2020) is eerily prescient… The opening chapter, “The Return of Socialism,” explains why economic distress leads to support for socialism. One can see why “Medicare for all” and “universal income” look like lifesavers in a time of crisis.

Bozell: Big Tech Perpetrating ‘Greatest Form of Censorship’ and ‘Election Manipulation This Country Has Ever Seen’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – By preventing Pres. Trump and his supporters from communicating with the American people via social media platforms, Big Tech is attempting to ensure the president won’t win reelection in November, Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell (writes)… “It is the greatest form of censorship, not to mention election manipulation, this country has ever witnessed,” Bozell warns in his opinion piece, “2020 and Big Tech – Election isn’t just about Trump vs. Biden. It’s about fate of democracy.”

President Donald Trump Has Been a Pro-Life Champion, Here’s How, by Maria Gallagher

By Maria Gallagher, LifeNews – In a dramatic turn-around from the Obama Administration, President Trump and his Cabinet have initiated an agenda which makes pro-life policies a top priority… From filling the Administration with pro-life personnel to directing funding away from Planned Parenthood, the Trump Administration has pursued a consistent and unwavering dedication to ensuring the protection of preborn children and their mothers.

Justice Gorsuch Just Opened Pandora’s Box, by Helen Andrews

By Helen Andrews, The American Conservative – Six months ago, when journalist Christopher Caldwell published a book asserting that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 had grown into a “rival constitution” that superseded the old Constitution, everyone laughed. The New York Times review accused Caldwell of rehashing old segregationist arguments. Singled out for particular ridicule was the sentence on the penultimate page of The Age of Entitlement where Caldwell advises conservatives that “the only way back to the free country of their ideals was through the repeal of the civil rights laws.”… No one is laughing now.

Alito and Thomas Smack Gorsuch: ‘A More Brazen Abuse of Our Authority to Interpret Statutes is Hard to Recall’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Here is the opening segment of Justice Samuel Alito’s dissenting opinion—joined by Justice Clarence Thomas—in which Alito summarizes their objecting to the majority opinion written by Gorsuch: “There is only one word for what the Court has done today: legislation. The document that the Court releases is in the form of a judicial opinion interpreting a statute, but that is deceptive… “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination on any of five specified grounds: ‘race, color, religion, sex, [and] national origin.’… Neither ‘sexual orientation’ nor ‘gender identity’ appears on that list. …

School’s. Out. For. Ever., by Jason Morgan

By Jason Morgan, The Remnant Newspaper – Parents, now finally able to see what they are getting for their tax or tuition dollars, have not been amused. It is not the online-ness of the classes that is the problem. It’s the classes themselves… Whether your child is enrolled in a “Fat Studies” course or one of the endless varieties of Race, Class, Gender, and Grievance 101, you have probably stood by agog as he, she, ze, xe, or shim has Zoomed with an “intellectual” explaining the finer points of lesbian protest literature or Maoist theater. Fifty thousand dollars for fifteen PowerPoints about Haymarket is pretty steep, eh Dad? …

Clarence Thomas on Abortion: Liberals Want Limits on Buying Guns But Not on Killing Babies

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – On Monday, Thomas disagreed with the high court about taking a Second Amendment case out of New Jersey, Rogers v. Grewal. According to Breitbart, the state requires people to show a “justifiable need” to own a handgun before the state will issue them a permit… A majority of the Supreme Court justices refused to hear the case, but Thomas disagreed, writing: “One would think that such an onerous burden on a fundamental right would warrant this Court’s review. This Court would almost certainly review the constitutionality of a law requiring citizens to establish a justifiable need before exercising their free speech rights.”

Fr. Frank Pavone: Will the Real Joe Biden Please Stand Up?

By Fr. Frank Pavone, Crisis Magazine – “Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can’t take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position that life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life. But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews and—I just refuse to impose that on others.” — former Vice President Joe Biden.

Deacon Mike Manno: Rules To Counter Radicals

By Deacon Mike manno, JD, The Wanderer – If you can get a copy of (Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals), or look it up on the Internet, you can read the rules yourself. And as you examine them, you’ll be able to make the connection to how the Radical Left is using them today against both Church and state through such issues as healthcare (control it and you control people), poverty (keep people poor, they are easier to control), education (control what people know), religion (make generic, all good comes from the state), and class warfare (divide and conquer).

Christopher Ferrara Represents Priests, Rabbis, Sues de Blasio, Cuomo, by Christopher A. Ferrara

By Christopher A. Ferrara, The Remnant Newspaper – In the course of representing this diverse clientele on the legal issues presented, I have been struck by the parallels between Roman Catholic traditionalism and Orthodox Judaism. Both constituencies represent marginalized minorities within their religious cohort, both are victim to backstabbing and betrayal by their own supposed co-religionists, and both are radically countercultural on social and moral issues.

First They Came for John Bell Hood, Then Columbus, Then…, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Fort Bragg, Fort Hood, and Fort Benning are three of the most high-profile U.S. Army bases in the country, where literally millions of Americans have trained over the years. All three bases after named after Confederate generals, however, so they are now the latest target of Democrats, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the media… Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy are holding a “bipartisan conversation” about renaming roughly a dozen military bases that bear the names of Confederate leaders.

President Trump Finalizes Rule Stopping Obamacare From Forcing Doctors to Do Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has once again issued a pro-life rule that will protect pro-life Americans and help save babies from abortion. This time, his administration has issued a rule to block the effects of a dangerous Obamacare provision that could be used to compel doctors to participate in abortions… The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule today that revises 2016 provisions of the Obamacare section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination “on the basis of sex” to include “pregnancy termination.”

Seattle Police Chief: There Are ‘Rapes, Robberies’ and ‘We’re Not Able to Get to’ Them, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – There are “rapes, robberies, and all sorts of violent acts that have been occurring in the area that we’re not able to get to,” she said… “So it is not a right for us not to be able to deploy our officers here,” the chief added… The Seattle Police Department’s East Precinct building and an approximately six-block area was taken over by radical leftists, including Black Lives Matter activists, on Tuesday, June 9. The area is now called the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ.

Why Did This Happen? by Robert B. Greving

By Robert B. Greving, Crisis Magazine – Statistics in the criminal justice system show that blacks are more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, incarcerated, and victims of police shootings. Some conclude this is because of racism on the part of the police. In our medical system, however, we see a similar disproportionality. Blacks are more likely to suffer and die from heart disease and stroke. Why, then, do we not hear cries of racism and “Black Lives Matter” against doctors? After all, both crime and health are largely matters of behavior.

A ‘Terrorist Organization’, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – A wave of anti-police sentiment is being pushed around the country by Marxist Democrats… The hate for police — a type of hate which is apparently okay because the Marxists give that hate their seal of approval — is being backed by not just Antifa, but also some backers of Black Lives Matter… Now, their hatred of all things police fails on a number of levels. First, many police officers, including police chiefs around the country, are black themselves. …

Bill Gates Funds Pharmaceutical Companies Using Aborted Baby Parts to Make Coronavirus Vaccines

By Mat Staver, LifeNews – Earlier this week, I told you about the hazards and warnings concerning the Gates Foundation-backed Moderna dangerously rushing to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. But there is far more behind the “vaccine raace” and it all circles back to computer-entrepreneur-turned-Big Pharma-lobbyist Bill Gates… Perhaps it is no surprise that all the top 5 pharmaceutical companies working on a COVID vaccine are using aborted baby cell lines in their research and all of them are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

BLM Donations Support White Democrats, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – It doesn’t take long after listening to the demands of Black Lives Matter activists to realize that BLM’s primary goal is not the protection and betterment of black Americans but rather the promotion of radical leftist politics. Furthermore, follow the money and it becomes apparent that BLM is little other than a Democrat fundraising operation masquerading as a black civil-rights movement.

How George Soros Controls the Human Rights Industry, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – According to the OSF website, Soros has given away $32 billion since 1984 to “individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, accountable government and for societies that promote justice and equality.”

President Trump Tweets Thanks to Archbishop Vigano, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register – President Donald Trump has responded to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò’s open letter to him published on Sunday… “So honored by Archbishop Viganò’s incredible letter to me,” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday evening. “I hope everyone, religious or not, reads it!”… In his June 7 letter, Archbishop Viganò, who served as apostolic nuncio to the United States from 2011 to 2016, praised President Trump’s leadership as he faced criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the protests over the death of George Floyd.

(Suggested) Reading for the Counter-Revolution, by Peter Wolfgang

By Peter Wolfgang, The Stream – I like black history because I like American history. Black History is American history, and conservatives ought not to be defensive about it. Lots of good stuff there that will surprise you, amaze you, make you weep with happiness and shake with rage… If you don’t know it, you don’t know your own country… Where to Start ….

Why Do Americans Fear Their Children? by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, CNSNews – For more than a dozen years, I have been sitting on the planning board in the little New England town where we live. Our task is to ensure that as the community grows, the new developments are in harmony with the spirit of the town—which is rural, scenic, and rich in historical character.

Black Trump Supporter: ‘Radical Liberal Journalists…Putting More Poison Into the Black Community Than Any Drug Dealer’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Invited to speak at the White House on Wednesday, a number of black conservative Trump supporters praised the president for what he’s already done for the black community and for what he’ll do now about law enforcement… Several of the guests slammed “media lies,” none more harshly than Raynard Jackson, a Republican political consultant: “What I’d like to say to you, Mr. President, is kind of off the beaten path. I’d like to say to all of the media here that I wish they would quit lying about what you’ve done, specifically for the black community. …”

God Bless Our Cops, by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – From Rome to Washington, the Successors to the Apostles wasted no time in affirming the popular narrative surrounding George Floyd’s death. They were perfectly ready to believe that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used excessive force against Mr. Floyd because he.. is conditioned to regard a black person as a self-evident threat. They were immediately convinced that Officer Chauvin targeted Mr. Floyd for brutalization solely on the basis that he was black…

Claim: China’s ‘100-Year-Plan’ Can Be Stopped With Four More Years, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Forbes reported last year that the U.S.-China trade war, begun by President Trump, resulted in a year of the weakest economic growth in China in several decades. China’s lopsided trade surplus with the U.S. also shrank… Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, says it is no secret China has been working furiously for decades to realize its plans to dominate the world, known as the 100 Year Plan, which began in post-World War II China in 1949.

Does 2020 Matter Anymore? by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – In most election years past, the great impending event of November would have been dominating news cycles already. But even with two clear candidates set to face off in the fall, election news is shockingly close to radio silence. For two months, Trump’s public image was centered entirely on coronavirus response, until even that was eclipsed by nationwide riots. And America, after five long decades of trying hard, seems finally to have forgotten who Joe Biden is.

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

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

Woke Chaos and Naked Power, by Ben Shapiro

By Ben Shapiro, Townhall – With the death of George Floyd — a heinous atrocity virtually every American decries — unity should have prevailed. Americans hate police brutality; Americans care about black lives; Americans despise looting and rioting; Americans want to protect citizens but preserve the ability of the police to stop crime… Instead, the country seems to be falling apart. That’s because of the utterly chaotic political and media response to the Floyd tragedy: a response that demands agreement but, most of all, requires compliance. You must kneel.

With Nation Aflame, Trump Campaign Eyes ‘Comeback’ Theme, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Americans are witnessing an “insurrection” against President Donald Trump, not protests demanding justice, and it will only help the President on Election Day, predicts a conservative author-journalist… “I think Donald Trump is going to be more popular than ever,” Jerome Corsi tells OneNewsNow… Some current headlines disagree, however, including an Axios campaign story describing “brutal” poll numbers that suggest Trump has lost independent voters.

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘I Grew Up at a Time When There Was Real Systemic Racism’, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter,CNSNews – HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that he hopes the recent protests are the beginning of Black Lives Matters protesters “being concerned about the many young black men who will be killed in the streets of Chicago this weekend.”… As far as the protests are concerned, I’m very proud of the people who engage in peaceful protest. That’s one of the pillars, one of the foundations of our nation, and we should always protect that. …

Antifa and the Muslim Brotherhood: Birds of a Feather, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – “There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks where decades happen.”… So wrote Vladimir Lenin. The Communist Revolution which he engineered did seem to pack many decades of change into a relatively short time. The old tsarist order was quickly overthrown, and, almost overnight, Russia was transformed from a Christian country to an officially atheist state.

 Bill Gates Spending $1.6 Billion to Pressure People to Get Coronavirus Vaccinations, by Mat Staver

By Mat Staver, LifeNews – Current efforts to push immunization passports began in 2018, well before COVID-19. This is important to recognize that this is not a temporary situation or a knee-jerk reaction that will fade away… We are fighting a well-planned, well-funded new level of surveillance. It was conceived by Bill Gates before this disease happened and if radicals get their way, it will continue permanently—or until we rise up to fight it… A roadmap, updated in March of 2019, gives a chilling 5-year plan that we are exactly halfway through. It advocates the following restrictions for travel in Europe…

The Four Horsemen of America’s Apocalypse, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – It takes a lot to build a civilization, and though it is much easier to destroy a civilization, it takes a lot to do that, too… But now we have four roots of evil that are guaranteed to do so… No. 1: Victimhood… The first is victimhood. The more people who regard themselves as victims — as individuals or as a group — the more likely they are to commit evil. People who think of themselves as victims feel that, having been victimized, they are no longer bound by normal moral conventions — especially the moral conventions of their alleged or real oppressors… Everyone knows this is true.

On Being Pounded With Lies, Damned Lies, and More Damned Lies About ‘Systemic’ Racism in America, by Dov Fischer

By Dov Fischer, American Spectator – Racism is not “systemic” in America. It does not permeate the System. We Americans are a good people. We just are. People of every imaginable minority — except for Orthodox Jews who wear yarmulkas — now are so woven into the American fabric that America’s social cloth without them would like wool after a bunch of moths had lunch. Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Gays and Lesbians, and all — all such communities are quite prevalent throughout the media, the entertainment industry, academia, doctors and nurses in hospital settings, law firms. Name it. This country simply is not systemically racist. It is such a damned lie.

WATCH! Patriot Post: What the Left Won’t Tell You About the Plight of Black People (Video)

By Patriot Post, Media Editors – The myth of systemic racism.

Who Decides Who and What Is Essential, and Which Lives Matter? by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – It has been two weeks since my motorcycle crash on I-35, at the speed of 75 mph. I just cannot reiterate my sincere and humble gratitude for the outpouring of prayers… As you are reading this missive, I am undergoing surgery on my right shoulder socket to repair the fracture. It is a bit of a struggle to sit and prepare the missive, and I am experiencing neck pain. However, God’s grace has enabled me to survive and even get back into my running routine, back to four miles.

Race, Justice and Religious Liberty in the World, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – As an African American who has held elected office at the state and local level, and served as the US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission, I believe a full and frank discussion on issues of race and injustice is important… I also know too well that many places are far more dangerous for me as a black Christian man than the United States… The religious freedom executive order signed (by Pres. Trump) Tuesday addressed this reality: about a million Christians (mostly people of color) were killed for their faith in the past decade.

DC Archbishop Orders Priests to ‘Protest’ President, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, S.T.B., Church Militant – D.C. insiders tell Church Militant that Gregory is trying to pull a ‘fast one.’… In addition to an obvious violation of civil rights (an employer cannot order employees to particpate in a political protest), the “rally” is also timed to coincide with another protest where leaders will be boisterously demanding that Trump be deposed. D.C. insiders tell Church Militant that Gregory is trying to pull a “fast one” and “mingle D.C. clergy into that other rally” to make it appear that his clergy also want Trump deposed.

The Cancel Culture is Ruthless, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Drew Brees, longtime quarterback of the New Orleans Saints and one of the most popular players in the NFL. And, to my knowledge, a man never before accused of being racist… all hell broke loose against him when he said that he “will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”… He was referring to the practice of some NFL players to kneel down during the national anthem as a sign of protest, and he was expressing his disagreement with it.

Vatican Weighs In on USA’s Civil Unrest, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The pope has congratulated an American bishop for showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) while a Vatican official has compared racism to the Wuhan virus… Pope Francis called Bp. Mark Seitz of El Paso on Wednesday to congratulate the Texas prelate for leading a public prayer demonstration in solidarity with BLM. Meanwhile, prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Family (PCF) Abp. Vincenzo Paglia compared the Wuhan virus to racism… carrying a sign reading “Black Lives Matter,” Seitz said, “I expressed to the Holy Father that I felt it was imperative to show our solidarity to those who are suffering.”

What’s Dividing and Killing Americans? by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – It seems like a bad time to tell you about may latest film project. But in fact Divided Hearts of America couldn’t come at a more fitting moment. Its goal is to unearth the founding truths on which our country is built. And to challenge the dehumanizing lies that pit black against white, rich against poor, and mothers against their babies… As walking wounded, we’re vulnerable to passions of the moment. To mindless tribal divisions. But most of all to pseudo-intellectual actions plans, or ideologies. The kind of gibberish you hear online from Antifa, or white nationalists.

May 15, 2020: George Soros: We’re Now in ‘Revolutionary Moment’ That Allows Us to Achieve the “Inconceivable’, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Left-wing billionaire George Soros has indicated that the coronavirus pandemic paves the way for societal changes previously thought impossible, calling it “the crisis of my lifetime.” Soros had lived through the Second World War as a youth… “Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary,” he said during an interview on May 11.

Church Leaders Have a Duty to Unite, Not Divide, Our Country, by Brian Burch

By Brian Burch, RealClearPolitics – There is no better place for Americans to be right now than in church, kneeling in prayer and imploring God to heal our land. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, during a trip to Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C., spent part of Tuesday doing exactly that… Sadly, the presidential visit to the shrine was denounced by those who should have welcomed it most. And while there is no good time for partisan vilification by religious leaders, it is particularly devastating now when tensions are high, and grief is great.

Trump Triggers DC Archbishop, by David Nussman (Video)

By David Nussman, Church Militant – The archbishop of D.C. is angry at President Trump for visiting a Catholic shrine… The president and the first lady went to St. John Paul II National Shrine on Tuesday — the same day Trump signed an executive order on religious freedom… But Washington, D.C. archbishop Wilton Gregory was not pleased with the president’s public visit, saying in a statement, “I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated.”

Which COVID-19 Vaccines Are Being Developed with Fetal Cell Lines Derived from Aborted Babies?

By Jonathan Abbamonte, The Population Research Institute – The race is on to find a vaccine for COVID-19. The good news is that many of the world’s largest vaccine companies are developing promising vaccine candidates using ethically-derived cells. The bad news is that  many of the leading vaccine candidates for the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) are being developed using fetal cell lines that were originally derived from the tissues of aborted babies in the 1970s and 80s.

The Recovery, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – As I write, the violence levels in American domestic rioting have fallen; and the official death rates from the Batflu are also declining. But I am writing dangerously, some hours before this column will appear… Who knows what the media will be shrieking by publication time? There could be spikes to report in either “index.” Dow Jones might be shooting himself down. Some other catastrophe may have been announced.

Rioters Killed Retired Police Chief David Dorn, But No One is Protesting Over His Death, by Jake Dima

By Jake Dima, LifeNews – Retired St. Louis Police Department Captain David Dorn was killed early Tuesday morning outside of a local pawn shop he was reportedly defending from suspected looters, more than 40 years after his time at the police academy, and 13 years after his retirement from the police department… Dorn, 77, died at 2:30 a.m. in the middle of a street after being shot in the torso by suspected rioters, according to the police incident report… “The fact that he was protecting and serving, this is the way, I feel in my heart of hearts, that he would have liked to leave this earth,” Dorn’s son, Brian Powell, told KMOV4.

US Catholic Diocese Threatens to Sue Govt for Restricting Churches But Not Bars, Malls, by Dorothy C. McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean – The Catholic Diocese of Madison has warned civil authorities that it is prepared to take them to court… The May 22 order, which represents the city’s and county’s reopening plan, allows several public establishments to operate at 25% capacity. The 50-person cap imposed on places of worship does not apply to shopping malls, bars, restaurants, spas, gyms, salons, museums, movie theaters, community centers, bowling alleys, skating rinks, trampoline parks, and many other public venues.

America Is Better Than This, by Armstrong Williams

By Armstrong Williams, The Daily Signal – Our societal problems are being exponentially magnified by the decline in the quality of personnel who advance to commanding, decision-making roles in police departments and mayoral offices. This impotence and incompetence is also on full display among the elected officials serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

AG Barr: DOJ Has Evidence That Antifa, Other Extremist Groups Instigated Rioting, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Attorney General Bill Barr announced Thursday that the Justice Department has evidence that Antifa and similar extremist groups instigated violent activity… “While many have peacefully expressed their anger and grief, others have hijacked protests to engage in lawlessness – violent rioting, arson, looting of businesses, and public property, assaults on law enforcement officers and innocent people, and even the murder of a federal agent. Such senseless acts of anarchy are not exercises of First Amendment rights”

God or the Mob? by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – Should Catholics be excommunicated for holding views on race which are found to be insufficiently woke? The Jesuits seem to think so… In a June 1 editorial, America magazine urged Catholics to “hunger for [social] justice like we do the Eucharist,” and that includes seeking “repentance and reconciliation” for the crimes of the white race. All whites are automatically culpable of those crimes by the fact that our skin contains less melanin.

No Gay ‘Pride Month’ Proclamation for June from President Trump, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has not officially recognized June as “LGBT Pride Month” by issuing a proclamation about it. Trump did not do this during the first three years of his administration and did not do so this year… However, Trump did issue proclamations declaring June as National Homeownership Month, as well as National Ocean Month, and Great Outdoors Month. He also proclaimed June as African-American Music Appreciation Month and as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

Trump Administration Rejects UN Agreement for Coronavirus Assistance That Promotes Abortion

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration continued to stand up for the rights of unborn babies this week when it rejected a United Nations aid plan that promotes abortions… According to the pro-life organization C-Fam, which lobbies at the United Nations, the U.S. representatives to the UN refused to approve the UN agreement on global humanitarian assistance for the coronavirus and other emergencies because of the pro-abortion agenda within the plan.

The Treason of the Clergy: ‘Woke’ Prelates Begging for Head-Pats From Arsonists and Looters, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Angry, larcenous mobs organized by radical terrorist groups roam America’s blue cities at will. The same mayors like Bill de Blasio who threatened to seize church and synagogue property six weeks ago, if they violated “social distancing”? Now they won’t use the police to protect the livelihoods and job sites of millions of their citizens. Media that slant every action of President Trump and his allies by reaching for comparisons with Hitler, now spin the march of hooded violent anarchists as “mostly peaceful demonstrations.”

‘Perfect Storm’ Ushers in Danger and Destruction, by Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl

By Chad Groening, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Marie Fischer, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, says it has been like a perfect storm… “We’ve never had it on this level,” she tells OneNewsNow… “The most frightening aspect of this to me … seems to be the complacency of leadership that’s allowing the violence to continue to spiral,” he describes. “It’s shocking to me. The few number of arrests that have taken place during all of this looting and rioting and shooting and killing is stunningly small.

ACTION ITEM! URGENT PRAYER SUGGESTION! Archbp. Carroll’s “Prayer for Government”, Fr. Z’s Blog

By Fr. John Zuhlsdorf – The following prayer was composed by John Carroll, Archbishop of Baltimore, in 1791. He was the first bishop appointed for the United States in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. He was made the first archbishop when his see of Baltimore was elevated to the status of an archdiocese. John was a cousin of Charles Carroll of Maryland, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

The Church Obedient, by Emily Finley

By Emily Finley, Crisis Magazine – It was not the head of the Catholic Church who finally condemned the tyrannical decrees of various state governors that churches are to be “nonessential,” while marijuana dispensaries, liquor stores, and abortuaries can remain open. It was President Donald Trump. He said that he is “correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”… In earlier times, the Church willingly submitting to state decrees in gross violation of its freedom to practice the faith would have been a scandal of epic proportions. …

Statement by CV President on Trump Visit to JPII Shrine (and Trump’s Executive Order)

By Brian Burch, Catholic Vote – CatholicVote President Brian Burch released the following statement in response to the visit by the President and First Lady to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C… “The fact that the President of the United States chose the shrine of Saint John Paul II to announce a new Executive Order protecting religious minorities should have been celebrated by all those who love the Church, religious freedom, and the courageous example of St. John Paul II. It is regrettable that the Archbishop of Washington chose this occasion to engage in a partisan attack on the President, especially when the country is in desperate need of healing and unity.

Alliance Defending Freedom: President Trump Issues Executive Order for America to Promote Religious Freedom Worldwide

By Alliance Defending Freedom – President Donald Trump issued an executive order Tuesday that prioritizes international religious freedom concerns for United States foreign policy. Specifically, it requires the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development to create long-term strategic plans for advancing religious freedom internationally, provides $50 million per year for religious freedom programs, and requires U.S. foreign service members to receive extensive training on religious freedom.

Fr. Paul John Kalchik: A Conspicuous Lack! Bishops Silent as America Faces a Crossroads (Video)

By Fr. Paul John Kalchik, Church Militant – On Pentecost Sunday morning, as report after report of rioting and looting flashed across the TV from a night of bedlam, the absence of God, the absence of the Church or any of its prelates was conspicuous. Where were the TV Evangelicals weighing in on how looting and burning people out of their homes and businesses is evil? Where were any Roman Catholic bishops preaching about how the wanton destruction and theft of peoples’ property are sinful? 

Laura Ingraham: Violence Is ‘A Coordinated Effort to Eventually Overthrow the U.S. Government’

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Fox News’s Laura Ingraham lives in Washington, D.C., and on Sunday night, she said she witnessed some of the rioting, including the arson at the historic St. John’s church… “I felt like I was back in Iraq in 2006, in February, except I actually felt a lot safer on the streets of Baghdad than I did at times in D.C. last night,” Ingraham told her audience Monday night.

Giuliani: Cities Run by Progressives Don’t Know How to Police, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – The cities that saw violent protests over the death of George Floyd were run by progressives, because progressives “don’t know how to police,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Saturday… “Cities run — I’m sorry to get political – cities run by progressive, they don’t know how to police, I’m sorry, 30 cities went up last night. I looked at every one of them Every one of them has progressive Democratic mayor,” Giuliani said.

Trump Administration Tells WHO’s Assembly: “There is No Right to Abortion”, by Marie Smith

By Marie Smith, LifeNews – During the recent virtual meeting of the World Health Assembly-the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO)-the US submitted its written Explanation of Position (EOP) on the COVID-19 Response Resolution, disassociating itself from a number of paragraphs, including two related to “sexual and reproductive health”… The US statement expressed regret at the failure to achieve consensus language in all areas of the resolution and explained….

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Resentment and the Roots of Rage

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – I’m the pastor of a church in a part of town that is challenged socio economically. The folks who live around our campus do not have the advantages with which I have been blessed. Homes and hearts and lives are broken. Many struggle with low income and high unemployment. There is a sub-culture of crime, low aspirations and high addiction. Prostitution and human trafficking simmer in the run down hotels around our church. The homeless wander in we wonder what we can do about it.

Trump and His National Security Adviser Blame ‘Violent Antifa Radical Militants’, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” President Trump tweeted on Sunday… National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told ABC’s “This Week”… that Antifa (far left anti-fascists) are to blame for the eruption of violence in American cities… It’s the violent Antifa radical militants that are coming out, under cover of night, traveling across state lines, using military-style tactics to burn down our cities. And they’re especially targeting the most venerable parts of our cities, George. The minority section, the African-American sections and Hispanic areas and burning down businesses of people that are trying to get a leg up…

Attack on Homeschooling, by Trey Brock

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

Chief Justice John Roberts Sides with Liberal Justices as Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Restrictions on Religious Services, by Charlie Spiering

By Charlie Spiering, Breitbart – Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices to side with California’s legal argument that they had the right to shut down or limit religious services… Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, and Brett M. Kavanaugh voted against… In his dissent, Kavanaugh argued that “comparable secular businesses” such as supermarkets, stores, hair salons, and marijuana dispensaries were not subject to the same restrictions as churches.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ Passionate Plea for People to Stop Rioting, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had a passionate plea for those in her city late Friday evening: go home and stop causing destruction in the name of George Floyd. The Democratic mayor explained that she is the mother of four black sons and continually worries about their safety, but rioting won’t change things.

Medical Examiner Concludes George Floyd Didn’t Die of Asphyxia

By Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner – …a new finding shows the county medical examiner concluded the death of George Floyd was not a result of asphyxia or strangulation… An autopsy of Floyd was conducted Tuesday following his death on Monday after Chauvin restrained him for nearly nine minutes by pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck… The full report… is pending but so far has found “no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”… The report says the underlying health conditions, combined with Chauvin’s restraint and any possible intoxicants in Floyd’s system, likely contributed to his death.

BREAKING: Trump Cuts ties With World Health Organization, Depriving it of $450M Annually, by Maike Hickson

By Maike Hickson, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump announced today that the US will cut ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) which has been under heavy criticism for the way it handled the coronavirus as well as for it being strongly influenced by China… “China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said.

‘Total and Complete Victory’: Illinois Governor Withdraws Worship Restrictions, by Mary M. Olohan

By Mary Margarete Olohan, The Stream – The governor of Illinois has withdrawn restrictions on religious services amid the coronavirus pandemic following lawsuits from the Thomas More Society… The nonprofit law firm hailed Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Thursday announcement as a victory after the governor said he would remove mandates on Illinois churches requiring no more than 10 people to be present at services… The mandates will be replaced by recommendations from the Illinois Department of Health.a

Wisconsin Priest Protests Extra Reopening Restrictions on Churches in His County, by Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – A county in Wisconsin has banned “Religious Entities” from having over 50 people inside due to the coronavirus, despite allowing for a 25 percent capacity maximum in restaurants, bars, and malls… Father Richard Heilman, the pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pine Bluff, Wisconsin located in Dane County, called this “discrimination” and organized a rosary rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol this afternoon. Heilman told LifeSiteNews that he has been doing rosary walks on the Wisconsin State Capitol almost daily since May 1.

Democrats Admit Their 2020 Strategy: Lock Us Up and Starve Us Till We Join Them, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – In a piece I wrote with Jason Jones a few weeks ago, we pointed up the looming threat of famine around the world, thanks to America’s open-ended, moving-goalposts lockdown. Millions who rely on U.S. food exports and aid will now go hungry. This amidst a historic plague of locusts that has spread from the Horn of Africa to India, devastating farmers… We asked if “Woke” liberals care about the fate of all those brown people. So far, none seem to. The fate of these millions of mostly non-white, non-Christian poor people means little to Nancy Pelosi, Gretchen Whitmer, and Andrew Cuomo. They want to continue the lockdown until … when, exactly? They never say. …

A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters… Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016… At a closed-door gathering of contributors, she volunteered, to their amusement, that half of all Trump’s voters belong in a “basket of deplorables” for being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic.”… Their pathologies are part of their character, Clinton was saying. And while many were “irredeemable,” fortunately, they are “not America.”

Religious Freedom in Jeopardy as China Passes New Hong Kong ‘Security Laws’, by Jonah McKeown

By Jonah McKeown, CNA – The new laws aim to criminalize anything Beijing considers “foreign interference,” secessionist activities, or subversion of state power, the Washington Post reports. The laws also could allow Chinese security forces to operate in the city… Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that he worries that the new laws will be used to subvert the freedom of religion that Hong Kongers currently enjoy… Hong Kong has had broad protections for the freedom of worship and for evangelization, while in mainland China, there is a long history of persecution for Christians who run afoul of the government.

ACLU Withdraws Baseless Lawsuit, by Trey Blanton

By Trey Blanton, Church Militant – As previously reported, the ACLU of Texas filed a lawsuit against seven of the twelve (and growing number of) sanctuary cities in late February of 2020. On behalf of their clients, the Texas Equal Access Fund and Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity, the suit complained of constitutional violations to the First, Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments on the basis of abridging free speech, free association, content and viewpoint discrimination, violating Bills of Attainder, and the laws being vague.

Trump Signs Order Holding Social Media Giants Accountable for Censoring Pro-Life Conservatives, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order holding social media giants like Facebook and Twitter accountable for censoring pro-life conservatives. The big tech companies have repeatedly subjected leading pro-life groups to substandard treatment, subjecting them to shadowbans, false factchecks, and prohibiting them from advertising to grow their audience.

CA Governor Witnessing ‘Free Exercise’ in Action, by Chris Woodward, Steve Jordahl

By Chris Woodward, Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Responding to President Donald Trump’s support for churches to immediately reopen because they are “essential,” Gov. Gavin Newsom announced draconian rules that include no congregational singing and limiting building capacity to 25 percent or 100 people, whichever is less… “At the same time we have shopping malls opening up and down the state packed with people,” says Pacific Justice Institute attorney Brad Dacus, “the governor expects churches to be greatly limited on their ability to function.”

Trump: ‘I Will Override Any Governor That Wants to Play Games’ on Reopening Churches, by Melanie Arter 

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – “I can absolutely do it if I want to, and I don’t think I’m gonna have to, because it’s starting to open up. We need our churches and our synagogue and our mosques. We want them open – churches, synagogues, mosques and others. We want them open, and we want them open as soon as possible,” Trump said… “I can tell you I know a lot of pastors, a lot of rabbis, imams. They want to take care of their people. They don’t want anyone getting hurt or sick, and they’re going to take care of their people. We need these people. We need people that are going to be leading us in faith, and we are opening it up and if I have to, I will override any governor that wants to play games,” he said.

CDC’s Latest ‘Best Estimate’ of COVID Death Rate Is 13 Times Lower Than Initial WHO Claim, by C. Douglas Golden

By C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal – It’s a number that informed so many of our public policy decisions regarding COVID-19: 3.4 percent… On March 3, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made a remark during a media briefing that guided how we viewed the threat posed by the novel coronavirus… “While many people globally have built up immunity to seasonal flu strains, COVID-19 is a new virus to which no one has immunity. That means more people are susceptible to infection, and some will suffer severe disease,” Tedros said during the briefing… “Globally, about 3.4 percent of reported COVID-19 cases have died.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Morally Coherent Catholic Citizenship

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, Texas – As we approach the upcoming elections in the United States, the candidates stand on religious freedom must be paramount in our choices in the ballot box. The soft persecution of faithful Christians, across the confessional spectrum, is obvious to anyone who cares about religious freedom. The growing hostility toward the symbols of our religious heritage, the mocking of the values informed by religious faith and the overt and open hostility toward people of faith and religious institutions is increasing.

Andrew Cuomo Sent More Than 4,500 Coronavirus Patients Into Nursing Homes, Killing Thousands, by Peter Hasson

By Peter Hasson, LifeNews – New York nursing homes were forced to accept more than 4,500 coronavirus patients from hospitals thanks to an order from Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a tally by The Associated Press found… Cuomo has come under heated criticism for his March 25 order forcing recovering COVID-19 patients into New York nursing homes — a decision blamed for the state’s high body count among the elderly. The governor waited roughly six weeks before reversing the order on May 10.

COVID-19 Relief and Saving Catholic Schools, by Mary Rice Hasson/Theresa Farnan

By Mary Rice Hasson and Theresa Farnan, Public Discourse – Take a moment as well to appreciate why it is so vital to assist families whose children are educated outside the government school system. Catholic schools are a consistent success story in the often mediocre “big picture” of American education. Catholics, of course, find the deepest benefit in the religious aspect of Catholic education, as our children are nurtured in faith, and love for God and the Church. The intellectual and moral discipline developed through studying the faith and putting it into practice lay the foundation for a lifetime of faithful citizenship and service.

7 Highlights From National Coronavirus Recovery Panel’s New Recommendations, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, The Stream – State and local governments should get ready to reopen K-12 schools, but also prepare hospitals and public transportation systems for a possible second wave of COVID-19, according to a new round of recommendations from the National Coronavirus Recovery Commission (NCRC)… The NCRC, assembled by The Heritage Foundation, is made up of 17 experts with experience in government, public health, disaster response and relief, academia and education, business, and the faith community. Launched April 6, the panel now has released a total of 264 recommendations.

This Memorial Day, Honor Fallen Military and Medical Personnel, by Randolph May

By Randolph May, CNSNews – But who can doubt that this year, on this Memorial Day, we should not also solemnly remember all the doctors, nurses, physician assistants, other medical personnel – and all other myriad first responders and essential front-line workers – who have risked their lives, and in some instances sacrificed them, to secure the well-being of us all. Like our fallen soldiers, we remember their sacrifice and honor their memory on this Memorial Day… In his Farewell Address, Ronald Reagan reminded us: “If we forget what we did, we won’t know who we are. I am warning of an eradication of that – of the American memory that could result, ultimately, in an erosion of the American spirit.”

Wuhan Suicide Spike, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – In the government’s attempt to save lives, Wuhan pandemic lockdowns have led many people to take their own, say doctors on the West Coast… Physicians in Northern California attest that they have seen more deaths from suicide than from COVID-19 during the pandemic lockdown. “The numbers are unprecedented,” said Dr. Michael deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California, saying that he’s seen a “year’s worth of suicides” in the last four weeks alone.

Trump Identifying Houses of Worship as Essential, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – President Donald Trump announced on Friday… all churches, synagogues, and mosques to open now, adding that he is overruling the nation’s governors… “Today I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques, as essential places that provide essential services. Some governors have deemed the liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right. So, I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential,” Trump said.

Viganò Vindicated, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – A German political scientist is warning of a new world order post-Wuhan… Prof. Felix Dirsch, a German theologian, philosopher and political scientist, is defending Abp. Carlo Viganò’s appeal against the increasing dangers of globalism following the pandemic… He points out that Viganò’s appeal, titled “A Call For the Church and for the World,” released on May 7th, was widely dismissed by German state media companies, like ARD and ZDF, as a “conspiracy theory.”…

Death-Obsessed (Video), by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Much of the world remains on lockdown: businesses closed (some permanently); schools empty; public gatherings cancelled — all of this, to slow the spread of a virus so hospitals don’t get overwhelmed… Some of the most vociferous advocates for shutting down the economy and enforcing social distancing — in the hope of reducing the number of deaths — are political leftists who support abortion and assisted suicide… It also led to a total shutdown of public Masses throughout the nation.

Next Time, There Will Be No Excuses, by Joseph Pearce

By Joseph Pearce, Crisis Magazine – It’s beginning to look as though the pandemic that has hit the world like a global tsunami might be finally waning. In its wake, we find ourselves picking up the pieces of broken religious practices following an unprecedented time in history in which the faithful were deprived of the sacraments through the orders of their bishops, as distinct from the orders of Caesar in his various historical guises. This was a strange scenario, to say the least, and one which many have found extremely unsettling.

Andrew Cuomo Deflects Blame for Thousands of Nursing Home Deaths: “Ask President Trump”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the order that sealed their fate, but he is now attempting to deflect blame for killing thousands of nursing home residents who perished because he signed an order requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients… In March, as the coronavirus crisis broke, pro-life leaders urged state and federal leaders to protect people who are elderly and have disabilities from medical discrimination. Instead, Cuomo signed the order on March 25 that has resulted in thousands of deaths in nursing homes.

Report: Vatican Is Moving ‘Full-Steam’ in Courtship of Beijing. by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – John Allen wrote that the Vatican is “covetous of a relationship with China, and often apparently willing to stifle objections and give away a great deal” in order to make headway… In short, “the Vatican is moving full-steam ahead in its courtship of Beijing, with the ultimate prize remaining full diplomatic relations, a secure legal standing for the church, and partnerships on the global stage,” Allen wrote… His case in point was the notorious 2018 provisional accord between the Holy See and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on the naming of Chinese bishops…

Improving the Odds for An Ethical Vaccine, by Phil Lawler

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

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

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

CDC Now Says Coronavirus ‘Does Not Spread Easily’ Via Contaminated Surfaces, by Madeline Farber

By Madeline Farber, Fox News – For those of you still wiping down groceries and other packages amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, breathe a sigh of relief: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from “touching surfaces or objects” — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take “practical and realistic” precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Improperly Applied for and Received $80 Million in Coronavirus Funds, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Planned Parenthood abortion business improperly applied for and received $80 million in federal funds meant to support small businesses as they battle the economic fallout from the coronavirus. America’s biggest abortion company is coming under fire today for the fraudulent actions and pro-life advocates are calling on the Trump administration to make the abortion giant repay the money.

Florida Has 11X Fewer Coronavirus Deaths Than New York Because Pro-Life Ron DeSantis Protected Nursing Homes, by Fred Lucas

By Fred Lucas, LifeNews – Florida and New York are states with similar population sizes, but dramatically different approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic… New York has over 14 times as many coronavirus-related deaths as Florida, with a heavy concentration among senior citizens, according to numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, gained praise in the media for his performance in press conferences if nothing else, while Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has been heavily criticized in media reports.

Nikki Haley: ‘The Gov’t Ended Up Helping a Lot of People They Shouldn’t Have’ in COVID-19 Stimulus Bills

By Craig Bannister, CNS News – Ultimately, “our kids and our grandkids” are going to have to pay the nation’s growing multi-trillion-dollar debt, and we won’t be able to tell them their money was well-spent, Haley said: “We need to slow that train. We need to understand that there’s going have to be some tough decisions made. And we’re going to have to start seriously looking at the debt… “We’re looking at going on $25 trillion in debt and we’re passing that to our kids and our grandkids – and I’m don’t know that we can tell them that that money was spent wisely.”

Truth, Not Politics, is at the Root of the Left-Right Divide, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – Three years ago, I wrote a column explaining left-right differences on 35 different subjects. Any one or two of them would make for a major political/cultural divide. Thirty-five make the divide unbridgeable… As the thesis itself is not really debatable, what is more difficult to explain are the roots of this divide… I believe it is commitment to truth…

Bill Barr: the Unsung Hero of Covidtide, by W. Edgar Thompson

By W. Edgar Thompson, Crisis Magazine – As of this writing, just five percent of Americans have not been on some form of lockdown over the past seven weeks to curb the spread of Covid-19. As society reopens, politicians, pundits, and business leaders are divided over the next step. So is the Catholic Church… In some areas not hammered so hard by Covid, bishops seem eager for parishioners to regain a sense of normalcy, and thus are reopening churches, albeit slowly. Yet others, undoubtedly responding to the risk, reject that idea. For instance, Catholic churches in Georgia will remain closed through the end of May.

Fauci vs. Trump — Who’s Right? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Ultimately, Fauci is not “The Decider” here. Trump is… It is he who is accountable to the nation for weighing the losses, both human and material, due to his decisions… Fauci may be the best at what he does, but he is still only an adviser. As John F. Kennedy said after the Bay of Pigs, it is the president who ultimately bears responsibility for what he does and fails to do, while “the advisers may move on to new advice.”

Daleiden Sues Planned Parenthood, Kamala Harris, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) have filed suit against Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., alleging that she targeted them for exposing Planned Parenthood back when she was the state attorney general… The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. It says, “This complaint seeks justice for a brazen, unprecedented and ongoing conspiracy to selectively use California’s video recording laws as a political weapon to silence disfavored speech.”

The Other Virus Victims, by Rodney Pelletier

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

U.S. Democrats Propose Ominous ‘6666’ Bill for Coronavirus Tracing, (w/Video) by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – In a bizarre story that seems so much like a conspiracy theory that you need to check it out for yourself, House Democrats have proposed a measure to fund tracing of individuals believed to have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for coronavirus and require them to quarantine. What makes the story seem so far-fetched is that the bill number is H.R. 6666. No joke!

Sen. Rand Paul: ‘Huge Mistake’ Not to Reopen Schools; ‘I Don’t Think Any of These Experts Are Omniscient’, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “I don’t question Dr. Fauci’s motives,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) … “I think he’s a good person. I think he wants what’s best for the country, but he’s an extremely cautious person… “And I don’t think any of these experts are omniscient. I think they have a basis of knowledge, but when you prognosticate about the future, and when you advocate for things dramatic and drastic, like closing all the schools, you should look at all the information.”… “I mean, shouldn’t we at least be discussing what the mortality of children is?”

Fr. Mario Alexis Portella: COVID Kills the First Amendment

By Fr. Mario Alexis Portella, Crisis Magazine – Edmund Burke once said, “People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.”.. By the grace of God, as a society we have not reached that level of despair amid the present global pandemic. That does not mean, however, that morally-inclined people will not fight the injustice of politicians, especially when they seek to separate from God and from each other ….

Here’s Why Pro-Lifers Should Vote for Trump, Even if They Don’t Like Him, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pavone made a case for the president in a forward for a new book, “A Catholic Vote for Trump” by Jesse Romero and John McCullough… “The election is not about private virtue; it is about public virtue,” Pavone wrote. “Pro-abortion Democrats try to make us focus on what they believe in private about abortion, as an excuse for us to ignore the public policies they create that make it continue. Let’s not make the same mistake in reverse.”… Pavone said Trump has been true to his promises to defend the right to life for unborn babies and protect religious freedom.

Catholic Bishops Call on AG Barr to Enforce Obscenity-Porn Laws, Protect Youth, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) recently sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him “to confront the ongoing harms wrought by the pornography industry and to protect its victims” through vigorous enforcement of obscenity laws and investigation of porn producers…. The bishops stressed in their Apr. 30 letter that “pornography harms families and communities,” and “when viewed by the young, it provides a terrible model and expectation of how persons should treat each other, potentially leading to coercion or violence.”

WATCH: Doctor Slams California Gov Gavin Newsom for Closing Churches, Keeping Abortion Clinics Open, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A California family physician criticized Gov. Gavin Newsom for closing churches while allowing abortion facilities to keep killing unborn babies in elective abortions during the coronavirus crisis… BizPac Review reports Dr. Jeffrey Barke, a family practitioner and medical director of Pathways to Independence, an organization that helps women at risk, recently spoke at a rally protesting the Democrat governor’s actions… “Gov. Newsom has gone too far. Gov. Newsom has stepped on our liberties and our freedoms,” Barke said in a video of the rally.

Plandemic: The COVID-19 Video YouTube and Facebook Don’t Want You to See, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – Over the last couple of days, I’ve had several friends send me a link to a video about COVID-19 called “Plandemic.” They said they can’t post it on Facebook; Facebook either removes it or threatens them with suspension before they try to post it. When I went to the URL on YouTube, it had been pulled for allegedly violating YouTube’s terms of service.

Still No Transparency in Vatican Financial Investigations, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The Vatican, which is struggling to regain public confidence in its financial dealings, announced late last week that “individual measures had been arranged for some employees of the Holy See.”.. In case you need a translation, that deliberately opaque statement means that some Vatican workers had been disciplined. The disciplinary measures were imposed, the Vatican explained, to follow up on “those adopted at the beginning of the investigation of financial and real-estate investments of the Secretariat of State.”

Over Half of US Counties Have Had No COVID-19 Deaths, by Norbert Michel

By Norbert Michel, The Daily Signal – With many state and local governments starting to relax stay-at-home orders, it’s instructive to examine just how concentrated the spread of COVID-19 has been in the U.S… Although all U.S. states have reported cases of COVID-19, the distribution of the cases and deaths has remained heavily concentrated in a small number of states, and among a small number of counties within all states… Just five states — New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, and California — account for 54% of all of the confirmed cases in the U.S. and 61% of all coronavirus deaths.

Scary Stuff! Bill Gates: “Things Won’t Get Back To Normal Until We Have Gotten A Vaccine Out To The Entire World”

By Tim Hains, RealClearPolitics – “So, you know, we’ve got to use quarantine, which is an old thing back from the days of the plague as our primary tool,” he said. “Fortunately, if we use that well enough, we should, towards the end of this month, start to see those numbers level off. … “It is fair to say things won’t go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we’ve gotten out to basically the entire world,” he added.

The Beat Goes On in Daleiden Case, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – In David Daleiden’s criminal case, Thomas More Society just filed an appeal of the superior court judge’s decision where he found Daleiden could be charged with the ten remaining felony counts… “We want to challenge that through the California appeals system where it starts with another superior court judge, and then we would go up to the court of appeals and, if necessary, the Supreme Court of California,” reports Thomas More Society attorney Peter Breen.

Woodstock Occurred in the Middle of a Pandemic, by Jeffrey A. Tucker

By Jeffrey A. Tucker, American Institute for Economic Research – The flu spread from Hong Kong to the U.S., arriving Dec. 1968 and peaking a year later. It ultimately killed 100,000 people in the U.S., mostly over the age of 65, and one million worldwide… Lifespan in the US in those days was 70 whereas it is 78 today. Population was 200 million as compared with 328 million today. It was also a healthier population with low obesity. …

Pro-Lifers to Appeal Ruling Forcing Them to Pay Planned Parenthood $2 Million for Exposing Its Baby Part Sales, by Alexandra Snyder

By Alexandra Snyder, LifeNews – A federal judge issued a final judgment in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP) on Thursday… The abortion giant sued CMP in January 2016 after CMP published a series of videos showing PP directors negotiating the sale of baby body parts for profit in violation of state and federal laws. Planned Parenthood sought millions of dollars in compensation for security upgrades after CMP investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were able to easily gain entrance to abortion industry conferences and other meetings.

Trump Defunds Planned Parenthood: Coronavirus Relief Funds Meant for Small Business Not Abortion, by Micaish Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Trump administration assured Americans this week that coronavirus relief funds will not be distributed to the Planned Parenthood abortion business… The Blaze reports Congress allotted $2.4 trillion in aid for the global health crisis through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, last month. The spending package includes $349 billion for small businesses, and pro-lifers expressed concerns about abortion facilities being able to qualify for that money.

Two Crucial Tests for Home Schooling, by Phil Lawler

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

Trump Talks Education on Call With Catholic Leaders, by Matt Hadro

By Matt Hadro, CNA – President Donald Trump held a call with more than 600 Catholic leaders on Saturday that focused on education and relief funding during the coronavirus pandemic… Catholic educational leaders on the call touted the work of Catholic educators during the pandemic, and explained the financial difficulties facing Catholic schools… Bishops, diocesan school superintendents, and other Catholic stakeholders from across the country all participated, according to a briefing on the call provided by the White House, and accounts of participants.

Possible New Coronavirus Vaccine Made With Cells Taken From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Prominent bioethics groups are raising concerns about a potential new coronavirus vaccine because British scientists used material from aborted babies to make it… According to Crux Now, the Oxford University research project has many hoping for success after a human trial began last week… However, the scientists used cell lines derived from aborted babies in their experiments — something many pro-life and Catholic leaders have been urging scientists not to do, the report states.

Why Did Americans Agree to a National Lockdown? by Jay W. Richards

By Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., Ex. Editor of The Stream – It’s one thing to agree it would be best to work from home and avoid large crowds, or to quarantine people who are sick or at severe risk. It’s another for cities and states to order healthy, low-risk people not to go to work or church, or even to leave their houses, and to arrest them if they don’t comply. States can rightly do this only in the most extreme emergencies. Most Americans have never witnessed this, or anything like it — even in the middle of a hurricane.

There Is No “Pro-Life” Position on the China Virus, by Jason Jones, John Zmirak

By Jason Jones, John Zmirak, The Stream – During the crisis caused by the virus China unleashed on the world, we’ve seen some pro-lifers stumble. No doubt they’re eager to keep their vital cause relevant to current events. So they claim that there is a “pro-life” position on the lockdown… They embrace maximum restrictions on business, to “save every life” possible. That’s exactly how pro-infanticide New York Governor Mario Cuomo talks, too… Such people claim that those of us who fear government tyranny, and the hunger, chaos, and suicides linked to an economic depression are being “callous” or even “anti-life.”

Trump’s Top Diplomat Says Admin May Never Restore WHO Funding Over Coronavirus, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – “It may be the case that the United States can never return to underwriting, having US taxpayer dollars go to the WHO,” Pompeo said in one of two Fox News interviews this week, Reuters reports. He added that the administration would “take a look at” whether it’s time for a different organization to supplant the WHO’s role… Earlier this month, President Donald Trump announced a temporary suspension of the more than $400 million the United States sends the WHO every year, pending a review of its “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

SIGN THE LIFESITENEWS PETITION: Pres. Trump Don’t Give Federal Funds to COVID-19 Vaccines Made from Aborted Baby Cells

LifeSiteNews – We are urgently appealing to President Trump to direct that any new COVID-19 vaccine, receiving federal taxpayer funding, uses NO aborted human fetal cells in its development… Please SIGN this petition which asks President Trump to prioritize only ethical COVID-19 vaccine development with federal funds, and keep his pro-life promise… The Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services guidelines were only redrawn last summer to prohibit the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Government’s main medical research center, from using human tissue obtained from abortion in their research.

CARES Act Hurts Small Businesses, by Thomas Gallatin 

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – One of the most common occurrences when Congress rushes to fix a problem is that there are unintended or unforeseen consequences created by the “solution.” In fact, the bigger the “fix,” the greater the probability for it creating more problems than it solves. Congress’s recent $2.2 trillion CARES Act provides yet another classic case reinforcing this principle… The Paycheck Protection Program, a part of the CARES Act that provides forgivable loans to “small” businesses to help them stay afloat and retain their employees throughout the China Virus-induced economic shutdown, has been undercut by other provisions within the overall legislation.

Federalist Society Expert: Bankruptcy for States ‘Would Finish Off What’s Left of Federalism’, by Robert Kraychik

By Robert Kraychik, Breitbart – Sen. Maj. Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) expressed support for allowing states to use bankruptcy to discharge certain liabilities. “I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route,” he said. “It saves some cities, and there’s no good reason for it not to be available.”… Baker continued, “States have residual sovereignty. Like the federal government, neither can be sued without their consent. That’s the nature of sovereignty. This proposal, if ever enacted, would finish off what’s left of federalism.”

With Only 6 Members Participating, Senate Passed $483-Billion Spending Bill by ‘Unanimous Consent’, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a $483-billion spending bill to further aid Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic—with only six members of the 100-member Senate participating… The bill was approved by the “unanimous consent” of senators—most of whom were not there when that approval was given.

‘Green Recovery’: Calls for “Ecological Conversion”, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Pope Francis and the secretary-general of the U.N. delivered similar green messages on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day… Francis admonished the world for failing to tackle climate change, claiming the Wuhan virus is nature’s response for man’s sins against earth… Pope Francis: “We have sinned against the earth, against our neighbors and ultimately against the Creator… The pontiff made a plea for so-called ecological conversion and called for the world to unite to combat climate change… Pope Francis: “At the same time, we need an ecological conversion that can find expression in concrete actions.”

The Melee Over the Models, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “We were being told all along the way that the death rate for this was somewhere between two and five percent – and it appears that that’s just not true,” says Bauer. “There seems to be a real lack of perspective on all of this. … And a fair history, he says, will not be kind on the media. “The media did an abysmal job. They did their best to stoke more panic,” he tells OneNewsNow. “And quite frankly, they were more interested in killing Trump politically then they were in killing the virus.”

Bankrupt NY Dioceses of Rochester, Buffalo Sue SBA for Payroll Loan Access, by Matt Hadro

 By Matt Hadro, CNA – The dioceses of Buffalo and Rochester allege in their lawsuit that the SBA implemented the PPP relief program “in a manner that unlawfully excludes debtors in bankruptcy,” violating the bankruptcy code by doing so… In September of 2019, the Rochester diocese filed for bankruptcy, and on February 28, the diocese of Buffalo announced that it was filing for Chapter 11 reorganization after being the subject of more than 200 abuse lawsuits filed.

The Bitter Fruit of the Secret Vatican-Beijing Accord, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – As you may already have seen, Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit-run Vatican journal, is now available in China. The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, welcomed the appearance of the Chinese edition as “fruit of the friendly encounter with the rich tradition of the Chinese people.”… It isn’t surprising that China would welcome Civilta Cattolica. The magazine has enthusiastically supported Pope Francis in his outreach to the Beijing regime. Its editor, Father Antonio Spadaro, traveled to Beijing last June to organize a “Forum for Civilizational Dialogue.” The current issue features an editorial entitled: ”Confidence in the Journey of the Church in China.”

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

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

The CDC Testing Disaster, by David Harsanyi

By David Harsanyi, National Review – The New York Times reports today that the CDC failed to follow its own protocols when creating coronavirus tests, sending kits out across the country that had been rendered ineffective because they were tainted with the COVID-19 due to sloppiness: Problems ranged from researchers entering and exiting the coronavirus laboratories without changing their coats, to test ingredients being assembled in the same room where researchers were working on positive coronavirus samples, officials said. Those practices made the tests sent to public health labs unusable because they were contaminated with the coronavirus, and produced some inconclusive results.

Rights for LGBTs—But Not God, by Casey Chalk

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

AP: Trump to Temporarily Suspend Immigration to U.S.

AP – President Donald Trump says he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus… “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!” Trump tweeted late Monday. He offered no details about which immigration programs might be affected by the order…

Alarmists Struggle to Keep Climate Panic Alive as ‘Earth Day’ Turns 50, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Earth Day has also taken on a decidedly more religious tone as organizers have perceived the power of organized religion to motivate people to climate change action… The 50th World Earth Day has been dedicated to Pope Francis and roughly coincides with the 5th anniversary of his encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato sí… “We are honored by the commitment” that the pope puts “into uniting people around the importance of the Earth at this very important time,” said Denis Hayes, the founder of Earth Day, and Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network. “His encyclical Laudato Sí underlines the powerful relationship each of us has with our one Planet.”

A Trump Judge Tips the Balance, but Things Stay the Same, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – In times of contagion and war, unelected judges have been rightly timid about challenging the decisions made by figures in elective office, who bear a more direct responsibility to the people whose lives are in danger.  And so I began my last column as I noted that the issue of abortion could have a dramatic effect in disrupting that convention long settled in our law, as it has upended other parts of our law.

What Will Be the New American Cause? by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan – The situation in which America will find herself after the virus passes and depression lifts will be almost unprecedented… We will have the same treaty obligations to go to war on behalf of dozens of nations in Europe and Asia and at the same time, we will be running deficits on the order of $3 trillion a year with a shrunken economic base… If Trump wins, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded… The watchword will be what it has lately been: “America First.”

If Half the Country’s Deaths Were in Montana, Would New York Shut Down? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – According to The New York Times coronavirus report, as of Sunday, April 19, 2:48 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, there were 35,676 COVID-19 deaths in the United States. Of those deaths, 18,690 were in the New York metropolitan area… That means that more than half (52%) of all deaths in America have occurred in the New York metropolitan area… What makes this statistic particularly noteworthy is that the entire death toll for 41 of the other 47 states is 7,661.

Catholic Bishops, Pro-Life Leaders: COVID-19 Vaccines Should be ‘Free From Any Connection to Abortion’, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – U.S. Catholic bishops and pro-life leaders have sent an open letter to federal health authorities and the Trump administration calling for them to ensure that Americans will have access to coronavirus vaccines which are “free from any connection to abortion.”.. The letter begins: As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we write to express our gratitude to you and the U.S.FDA for all of its efforts to combat the virus and to ask for your help to ensure that Americans will have access to vaccines that are free from any connection to abortion.

What’s at Stake with the Reopening of the Nation, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – America’s leaders have some very difficult decisions to make in the days ahead. If they wait too long to reopen the nation (or, their state), they risk crippling the economy. This would result in much human suffering for years to come. But if they open things up prematurely, the virus might spread out of control. This, too, would result in much human suffering, especially in the short term. What is the right thing to do?

Observations on COVID-19, 245 Years After ‘The Shot Heard ‘Round the World’, by Allen West

By Allen West, CNSNews – How troubling that here we are, 245 years later, and some elected officials are mandating that gun stores and gun ranges are non-essential. Yet, these same progressive socialist elected officials will tell us that businesses that sell marijuana are essential. They have told us that required surgeries are now “elective,” such as hip replacements, and in some cases, cancer removal procedures. But as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan asserted, murdering a preborn baby is an essential medical procedure.

In Wuhan, the Science Is Deafening, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins. Washington Update, FRC – By December, China’s own scientists were dying. And when the virus finally landed on American soil, Asian expert Gordon Chang was convinced the outbreak pointed — not to a wet market — but to the lab itself. Two months later, the evidence seems to agree. “Since [February],” he told me on “Washington Watch,” “we’ve learned a lot more.” The most important thing is the research from a British medical journal that found no connections between COVID-19 and the wet market.

Press Release: Bishop Chairmen (Four) Urge FDA to Develop Ethical Vaccine for COVID-19

USCCB – The letter noted that “among the dozens of vaccines currently in development, some are being produced using old cell lines that were created from the cells of aborted babies.” Furthermore, “there is no need to use ethically problematic cell lines to produce a COVID vaccine, or any vaccine, as other cell lines or processes that do not involve cells from abortions are available and are regularly being used,” the signers stated. “It is critically important that Americans have access to a vaccine that is produced ethically: no American should be forced to choose between being vaccinated against this potentially deadly virus and violating his or her conscience.”

AG Barr ‘Very Concerned’ About ‘Personal Liberty’ After Gates Proposes Digital Vaccine Certificates, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Following Bill Gates’ proposal for “digital certificates” proving a person has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said he was “very concerned about the slippery slope in terms of continuing encroachments on personal liberty.”… “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it,” the Microsoft founder had speculated… Barr added he was concerned about “the tracking of people and so forth, generally, especially going forward over a long period of time.”…

Commentary: Will COVID-19 Retire the World’s Policeman? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – And seeing what happened on the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the coronavirus could have a major impact on U.S. global commitments… Americans were already coming home from the Middle East, drawing down our 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after a deal with the Taliban, and moving our 5,000 troops in Iraq into fewer bases… We have disengaged from the Saudi war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and are drawing down our forces in Syria… In Libya’s civil war, it is Russians, Turks, Egyptians and Gulf Arabs, not Americans, who are the supporting actors… American soft power is also in retreat from the world.

Kudlow: ‘May Will Be a Transition Month’; Sen. Kennedy: ‘Tofu and Arugula Crowd’ Won’t Like That, by Susan Jones 

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “I mean heck, I want people to go back to work,” Larry Kudlow said on Fox News Thursday night… Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) warned that “the tofu and arugula crowd are not going to like the president’s plan” to reopen the country… “They think that we should leave the economy shut down until there is no more coronavirus,” Kennedy said… “That’s not realistic for two reasons… It’s bone-deep, down-to-the-marrow stupid. Number one, the economy will collapse, the world economy will collapse if ours does. And number two, as we saw in Michigan, the American people are not going to stand for it.”

Opinion: Why Trump Will Win the Post-Pandemic Election, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – It is by now obvious that the Dems are determined to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic in a last desperate attempt to get the president. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has launched yet another Trump investigation, said his call to reopen the economy is “sinful,” and colluded with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to block the GOP effort to pass financial aid without which even more Americans will lose their jobs. Meanwhile, the nation’s Democratic governors refuse to ease their job-killing lockdowns, despite indications that the spread of COVID-19 has already passed its peak.

Hundreds of Pro-Lifers Protest Kentucky Governor for Closing Churches, Keeping Abortion Clinics Open, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Hundreds of Kentuckians traveled Wednesday to the state capital to protest Gov. Andy Beshear’s health restrictions that are allowing abortion facilities to remain open while closing churches and businesses… Beshear’s restrictions on elective medical procedures, non-essential businesses and gatherings of more than 10 people are supposed to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. But the pro-abortion Democrat governor has refused to apply those same restrictions to the state’s only abortion facility, which continues to destroy unborn babies and put mothers at risk.

Christianity Is Not Trump’s Native Tongue, and So What? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Last week, President Donald Trump wished the country “Happy Good Friday,” and all hell broke loose. Suddenly, everyone was an expert on Catholic theology—or, at least, the emotional rubrics going along with Holy Week. Sure, most religious folk would not use the phrase “Happy Good Friday.” But most religious folk understood what he was trying to say, and they let it slide. Not the Left, though.

New Documentary Slams Vatican Deal with Chinese Communists, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – “All the religions in China are controlled in the same way,” Cervellera declares. “Especially now as in China there is a great religious rebirth of all religions but especially of Protestants and Catholics, the government is really scared of this religious growth, so it tries to control all religions and tries to suffocate this religious rebirth.”… According to the priest, the 2018 China-Vatican agreement on the naming of bishops “serves for a precise government motive: that is, to eliminate the so-called non-official church, whose faithful do not identify with the Patriotic Association.”

Opinion: A Mitigation Disaster: A National Stay-At-Home Order Would be Deadlier Than COVID-19, by David Catron

By David Catron, American Spectator – Thomas Sowell famously wrote, “Only in government is any benefit, however small, considered to be worth any cost, however large.” This is essentially where we are in our response to COVID-19. Thus far, every projection of potential fatalities has been far too high, including the projections issued by the Coronavirus Task Force last week. We know all too well from past experience, however, what the human cost will be if we pursue mitigation strategies that result in widespread unemployment — as would a national stay-at-home order. It will not be, as Dr. Fauci suggests, “inconvenient.” It will kill more of us than COVID-19. It will be, as the president has warned, worse than the problem itself.

The Government Is Destroying Our Cities, But Trump Might Be Onto A Cure, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom is right that “things will look different”: When our front doors finally swing open and we come out blinking in the sunshine, our cities and towns will be mere husks of what they were just a month ago. Empty storefronts, boarded-up shops, terrible local “art installations” in windows that once showed friends and families laughing over their favorite dish and bottle of wine… Nine states have issued similar “plans.” Washington, D.C. chimed in Wednesday, extending the shutdown another month. Meanwhile, the House and Senate are fighting when they’re talking at all.

Governor Andrew Cuomo: “God Did Not Stop the Spread of the Virus,” Humans Did, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, LifeNews – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on CNN yesterday and he said something that I found really bizarre and outrageous. The governor said that the progress being made in New York against the coronavirus has nothing to do with God… “Our behavior has stopped the spread of the virus,” Cuomo said. “God did not stop the spread of the virus.”.. Of course, the left is quick to blame any human tragedy on God, mockingly asking why He would allow it. But is the governor, who claims to be a faithful Catholic, really that clueless?

130+ Congressmen Urge Trump to Keep Ban on Aborted Fetal Tissue Research in Race for COVID-19 Cure, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – More than 130 members of Congress urged President Donald Trump “to maintain your current fetal tissue research policy and to redirect funds toward ethical, successful alternatives to combat COVID-19.”… The pro-life representatives, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, thanked Trump in an April 14 letter for his “decisive actions to protect human life and human dignity on every front,” praising him for having brought “great hope to our nation.”

Do Illegals Deserve a Piece of the Stimulus Pie? by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “For one thing, this is not Christian,” contends Dr. Alex McFarland, a Christian apologist and author. “It’s not constitutional and not good for the country. And let me say with great emphasis that these leaders, including Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, don’t speak for American Christendom. And I would say specifically Russell Moore doesn’t speak for the vast majority of Southern Baptists that he frequently presents himself as representing.”… But if Christians want to throw their money toward something that stands against what they believe and teach, McFarland says they are certainly free do so.

“The Sooner the Better”: Reopening the Economy, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – “Not everyplace is New York City,” he points out. “Why should Wyoming or Nevada be under the same restrictions as New York City, which is highly densely populated? I think that was wrong from the beginning. There should have been more local input. There should have been less panic, to tell you the truth, as far as restricting all work places so that the economy ground to a halt. We’re paying a heavy price for that.”

Trump Halts Funding for WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump this afternoon announced he would halt federal taxpayer funding for the WHO, the international agency that has botched its response to the coronavirus… WHO has been accused of lying to the world about the coronavirus and it has come under fire for saying killing babies in abortions is somehow an essential procedure as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic… Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will halt monetary contributions to the World Health Organization while the administration reviews the mistakes it made managing the pandemic…

DOJ Sides With Mississippi Church in Drive-in Worship Case

By Leah Barkoukis, Townhall – The Department of Justice filed a statement of interest supporting a Mississippi church in its lawsuit against the Greenville city government after congregants were issued $500 dollar tickets for refusing to leave a drive-in worship service… “[T]he Department filed a Statement of Interest in support of a church in Mississippi that allegedly sought to hold parking lot worship services, in which congregants listened to their pastor preach over their car radios, while sitting in their cars in the church parking lot with their windows rolled up,” Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday, reports Fox News.

Pope Promotes Guaranteed Income, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – It was in this context that Pope Francis wrote, “This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage, which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out. It would ensure and concretely achieve the ideal, at once so human and so Christian, of no worker without rights.”… In addition to a universal wage, the pope expressed his hope for universal access to “the three Ts that you [EMMP] defend: Trabajo [work], Techo [housing] and Terra [land]. These are the three human basics around which EMMP organizes its global activities.

What Price Victory — in the Coronavirus War? by by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – What price victory in this good and necessary war to kill the virus? Is it unseemly or coldhearted to ask?… At what point do we “declare victory and get out,” as one senator told us to do in Vietnam, rather than continue to sustain the U.S. war dead, even if that meant South Vietnam would fall to our common enemies?… Economists at J.P. Morgan are forecasting that the U.S. gross domestic product will fall by 40% this spring and unemployment will reach 20% of the labor force this month… These are numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Pope Francis Says Pandemic Is ‘Nature’s Response’ to Human Inaction over Climate Change, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Pope Francis said he believes the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to humanity’s failure to address the “partial catastrophes” wrought by human-induced climate change… Asked by British journalist Austen Ivereigh whether the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for an “ecological conversion,” the pontiff reasserted his belief that humanity has provoked nature by not responding adequately to the climate crisis.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly Closes Churches for Easter But Lets Abortion Clinics Kill Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Kansans are being told to stay home from church on Easter Sunday and limit all gatherings to 10 people or fewer as coronavirus cases begin to peak in the U.S… Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order is supposed to save lives. But she excluded the most vulnerable when she allowed abortion facilities to remain open through the health crisis… The Kiowa County Signal reports pro-life lawmakers in the state criticized Kelly for showing favoritism to the abortion industry, which destroys lives, while so many Kansans are sacrificing to save them.

Opinion: God Help Us All: Dr. Fauci Knows Exactly What He’s Doing, by Michael Thau

By Michael Thau, American Thinker – Last Thursday, the scientific mastermind behind the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation now constituting the two main pillars of America’s ingenious new public health strategy delivered some bad news. Dr. Fauci says we’ll have to keep living like this until the virus is eradicated… No remotely similar brutal experiment in tough love has ever been tried. So it’s anyone’s guess how bad things will get. The Great Depression saw just three consecutive years averaging around a 9% decline in GDP. Unemployment peaked at 25%. Much worse is already projected in just the coming months.

Outrageous! Dr. Birx Went All-In on Bill Gates-Funded Coronavirus Model – Sits on Gates-Funded Foundation Board, by Cristina Laila

By Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit – Dr. Birx decided to throw away several proposed models for the Coronavirus outbreak and went all-in on a single model funded by Bill Gates… As TGP reported Thursday, the IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) model for the Coronavirus the White House is relying on is complete garbage… The US economy has been virtually shut down, unemployment spiked and small businesses are on the verge of shuttering based on faulty projections… The IHME model, which is funded by Bill Gates, is using New York and New Jersey data and applying it to the rest of the US.

From Wuhan to You and … by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Since the first few Americans returned from Wuhan unwittingly carrying this virus, the situation has dramatically escalated. As of Tuesday, the CDC estimated there were 374,329 COVID-19 cases in the United States and 12,064 COVID-19 deaths… “So,” Pompeo told Perkins on March 24, “Every day that the Chinese Communist Party sat on this information and didn’t do the right thing, and instead punished doctors who were attempting to alert the world about what was taking place there in Wuhan, increased the number of people who would be exposed, and thereby put all of us all around the world — and the Chinese people as well — put them at unnecessary risk, too.”

The End of Our Longest Lent, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – This time of silent streets and police-enforced solitude, of contamination phobia and social distancing, can serve as a kind of desert in which we can end this Lent. And have some hope for Easter. You just need to know where to look. I hope that each of us is doing what he can for those around him. That we’re all still remembering to pray, even without fellow congregants or candles, or choirs and waving palms…. Jesus prayed alone in the desert for 40 days, stripped not just of followers but even friends. Have we ever really thought about how lonely He must have been?

Bozell: Liberal Media Weaponizing COVID-19 Against Trump When They Should Be Rallying America, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – In “How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump,” Bozell explains the ways a partisan media are using the virus to attack Trump, rather than to unite Americans’ efforts against a deadly, common enemy: “America faces an existential threat from the COVID-19 virus, but our response is made needlessly more difficult because a partisan media has weaponized the virus as a cudgel against the president. Instead of a rallying point for America, our fight against the pandemic has become a political football.

President Trump Asks Americans to Pray for Our Nation: “With the Grace of God, We Will Overcome”, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, LifeNews – During yesterday’s White House press briefing, President Trump asked Americans to pray for our nation, those grieving loved ones and those most impacted by the crisis. Here are excerpts of the president’s remarks: “While we may be apart from one another . . . we can use this time to turn in prayer in our own personal relationship with God. I would ask that all Americans pray for the heroic doctors and nurses, for the truck drivers and grocery store workers, and for everyone fighting this battle.

Trump: ‘We See Light at the End of the Tunnel’; ‘I Would Ask That All Americans Pray’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – (Pres. Trump) took note of the fact that he was speaking on Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week for Christians around the world: While we may be apart from one another, as you can see from our great churches, our great pastors and ministers are out there working very hard, but we may be apart, we can use this time to turn in prayer in our own personal relationship with God… I would ask that all Americans pray for the heroic doctors and nurses, for the truck drivers and grocery store workers, and for everyone fighting this battle…

UN Plan to Spend $2 Billion Fighting Coronavirus Will Include Killing Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – United Nations leaders are pushing through a $2 billion spending plan for the coronavirus that includes funding to abort unborn babies in elective abortions… According to C-Fam, abortions are considered “essential” in the new proposal by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres… The plan is supposed to provide funding for developing countries to buy medical supplies, food and other basic resources during the pandemic. However, C-Fam discovered that “sexual and reproductive health and rights” also are listed as a key priority in the plan.

Planned Parenthood President: Protecting Babies From Abortions is “Heartless”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Planned Parenthood acting president Alexis McGill Johnson slammed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as “heartless” Tuesday for allowing Texas to temporarily halt elective abortions… The ruling overturned a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing unborn babies instead of obeying a state-wide halt on non-essential medical procedures. Gov. Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results, by Tim Andrews

By Tim Andrews, The Federalist – The coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread throughout the world, having infected more than 100,000 people and causing the deaths of more than 4,000. Officials in charge of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have rightly received plenty of criticism about how they’ve managed the outbreak, with nearly half a million people calling on WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to resign.

Dr. Fauci: We Can Relax Social Distancing When We Have No New Cases, New Deaths, by Melanie Arter

By Melanie Arter, CNSNews – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that once there are no new coronavirus cases or new deaths from COVID-19, social distancing can be relaxed… During the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, a reporter asked whether social distancing guidelines will be in effect until there is a treatment or vaccine… “I think if we get to the part of the curve that Dr. Birx showed yesterday when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no new deaths at a period of time. I think it makes sense that you will have to relax social distancing,” Fauci said.

Trump is Working to ‘Flatten the Curve’ of Economic Slowdown, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Governor Mike DeWine’s early and aggressive response to the coronavirus pandemic helped Ohio minimize the damage from a public health perspective. Similarly, President Trump is preparing the entire country for a rapid post-COVID economic resurgence, even while he works to provide state and local leaders the resources they need to fight the virus.

Managing a Disaster, by Walter E. Williams

But what about hoarding? Often hoarding creates the shortage. In uncertain times, people may purchase three dozen eggs instead of one dozen. They may want to maintain stockpiles of canned goods and buy up large quantities of cleaners, paper towels and toilet paper. This kind of behavior has left some with overflowing freezers, shelves of sanitizers and garages full of toilet paper while their neighbors are left either wanting for the same items or paying what some call “excessive and unjustified” prices.

5th Circuit Allows Texas to Ban Abortions, Saving Babies and Helping Coronavirus Patients, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily halted a lower court ruling that stopped Texas officials from banning abortions to help conserve medical resources to combat the coronavirus… The federal appellate court ruling overturns a judge’s temporary restraining order authorizing Texas abortion clinics to keep killing babies in abortions instead of obeying the governor’s order to halt non-essential medical procedures. Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s order helps support hospitals and medical clinics that need additional medical gear and supplies to treat patients with the coronavirus.

The Other Pathogen: Power-Seeking Politicians, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Americans are rightfully engaging in prudential measures to protect themselves, their families and their communities from COVID-19… But as this virus — and the reaction to it — has advanced, Americans have seen another more ancient threat reemerge in our society: excessive government… While COVID-19 is a threat to human health, excessive government is a threat to human liberty… Americans should act with thoughtfulness and diligence to preserve both health and liberty. We want not only to live but also to live free… Some politicians have a different view. They have used the threat this virus poses to public health to threaten a fundamental liberty.

CARES Act Massively Expands Government, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – As the dust settles following Congress’s hurried passage of the China Virus1 pandemic emergency relief package2 known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, spending details of the 880-page $2.2 trillion behemoth are now becoming known, and it’s not a pretty sight. While billions of dollars go for needed virus relief, roughly $600 billion goes into government coffers. It’s the biggest one-day expansion of government power ever, with the vast majority going to increase the welfare state… It’s clear that Big Government proponents, especially the Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, followed Rahm Emanuel’s advice and didn’t let this crisis go to waste. What may be an even greater danger than government expansion is the precedent this crisis action has produced.

Rev. Graham: Wasn’t Pelosi ‘Fiddling,’ Wasting Days, By Loading Pork Into $2 Trillion Relief Bill?

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stating that because President Donald Trump supposedly fiddled in his early handling of the coronavirus, which allegedly cost American lives, Rev. Franklin Graham wondered what Pelosi was doing by wasting days to force federal pork barrel spending into the $2 trillion relief bill… Some of the questionable “relief” spending the $2 trillion bill, as reported by Fox News, includes the following,
• $10,804,687,000 for international development
• $350,000,000 for refugee resettlement
• $93,000,000 Congress ($25 million of which is for “salaries and expenses”)
• $75,000,000 for PBS stations
• $75,000,000 for the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
• $75,000,000 National Endowment for the Humanities
• $50,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
• $25,000,000 for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
• $7,500,000 for the Smithsonian Institution

Death by Identity Politics, by Jane Clark Scharl

By Jane Clark Scharl, Crisis Magazine – There’s nothing like a catastrophe to show us what it is that we worship… The past few weeks have further proven that many Americans believe they can buy safety—witness the shocking stripping of basic goods from grocery stores at a level far beyond what people actually need. And in just the past few days, as Congress has wrangled out a stimulus package ostensibly designed to support struggling businesses and individuals, it has become abundantly clear what the real gods of our nation are: on the Left, identity politics, and on the Right, unbridled economic growth.

Trump Orders Former Troops Back to Active Duty to Fight Virus, by Mario Parker

By Mario Parker, Newsmax – President Trump issued an order Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops and members of the National Guard and Reserve back to active duty to augment forces already involved in the military’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Washington Post reported, quoting senior U.S. officials said… The president signed the order for Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper to order units and individual members “and certain Individual Ready Reserve” members, Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a statement released just after midnight on Saturday morning, the Post reported.

Leading Coronavirus Vaccine Development Using Cells of Aborted Babies

By Children of God for Life, LifeSiteNews – In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are racing to provide a vaccine to prevent further spread of the disease. Unfortunately, Moderna, the company that has been recently touted in news headlines for its developing mRNA-1273 vaccine to fight the virus, uses aborted fetal cell lines… Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a prolife organization whose mission is to end the use of aborted fetal material in vaccines and medicines, said her suspicions were raised after checking Moderna’s patents an