Politics

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

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

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

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

On the Nature of Complicity, by Randall Smith

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

Exclusive Interview: Steve Bannon, by Christine Niles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can America Do It All? by Patrick J. Buchanan

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

Bishops Helping Pro-Abortion Biden, by Charlie Butts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Huckabee on The Hunter Biden Laptop Story

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

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

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

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

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

Weaponizing the Federal Government, by William Mahoney

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

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

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

Revolt of the One Percent, by Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CNA: Biden Backs ‘Transgender Rights’ For Children During Town Hall

Catholic News Agency – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that young children should be able to change gender identities without any “discrimination.”… Biden said that her eight year-old should be able to switch gender identities freely… “The idea that an eight year-old child or a ten year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” Biden said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bombshell: Biden and Son Corruption Exposed, by Christine Niles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barrett Believes. Does Biden? by Casey Chalk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biden Endorsers Funded by US Bishops, by William Mahoney

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

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

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

Amy Barrett and the Intolerable, by Stephen P. White

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

WATCH! Trump 2020 A Man vs. A Movement

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

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

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – Human rights advocates chalked up a partial victory in New York on Tuesday when Saudi Arabia failed to win a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council. But despite a strong lobbying effort China, Russia, Cuba, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan were ushered onto the world body’s top human rights watchdog for three-year terms beginning January 1.

Thank You, Mr. President, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – In my last article, I wrote that I would soon cast a vote against the party that promises to persecute the Church, and to subjugate all her schools, colleges, and beneficent organizations to an ideology that is fundamentally inhuman. I said also that that was no ringing endorsement for the other party… Several readers accused me of ingratitude. I take the accusation seriously.

Multiple States Had Record Breaking Numbers of Early In-Person Voters. Here’s Why That’s Important. by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – These long lines aren’t about enthusiasm. How many Democrats are truly energized to vote for Joe Biden?… Very few… What these record-setting numbers should tell us is that Americans don’t trust the vote-by-mail system. They don’t trust the USPS to deliver their ballots to election officials in a timely manner, if at all. Others are concerned that their ballots will somehow be “forgotten” about in another room.

WHO: Lockdowns No Longer Justifiable, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – A doctor among the hundreds of thousands who have signed a declaration against lockdowns tells OneNewsNow the World Health Organization (WHO) is not wrong for discouraging them… “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr. David Nabarro, the World Health Organization’s special envoy on COVID-19, recently told The Spectator.

Washington Post Attacks Amy Coney Barrett’s Children, Accuses Them of Spreading COVID, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Apparently no criticism is off limits to leftists who want to stop Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, not even her young children… According to The Federalist, the Washington Post ran several pieces this month that attacked Barrett’s seven school-age children, including one that suggested they may have spread COVID-19 at their school.

READ: Left-Wing Radicals Post Online Guide to ‘Disrupting’ the Country if Election is Close, by Joel B. Pollak

By Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart – By Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart – An organization of radical left-wing activists has posted an online guide to “disruption” that outlines a plan to shut down the country and force President Donald Trump from power in the event that the 2020 election is too close to call… The guide, “Stopping the Coup,” available as a Google doc, is being circulated by a group called ShutDownDC. It casts its plan for disruption as a response to an imagined “coup” by the president in the case of a close election.

Trump Administration Changes Obama Policy, Now Confirms Human Life Begins at Conception, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – President Donald Trump’s administration signaled its commitment to protecting life again this week in a proposed Department of Health and Human Services strategic plan… The plan states that HHS will serve Americans at “every stage of life, beginning at conception” and up through “natural death,” Opposing Views reports. While the new language will not affect abortion laws, it will help direct public policy under the Trump administration during the next four years… Unsurprisingly, abortion activists are outraged by the draft.

Vote for Trump to Save Religious Liberty, by Wesley J. Smith

By Wesley J. Smith, The Stream – Oh, it’s still part of the First Amendment. But the First Amendment’s “free exercise of religion” clause is now more mirage than reality. The Supreme Court’s misguided 1990 ruling in Employment Division v. Smith turned it into an easy to assert but gossamer liberty protection… The case involved two Native American drug counsellors who were fired after ingesting peyote as part of a religious ceremony, and subsequently denied state unemployment benefits.

Is War With China Becoming Inevitable? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Yet, tensions are rising between the U.S. and China, as the list of ideological, political and economic clashes continues to lengthen… And there is a transparent new reality: China seems in no mood to back down… When, after a year of demonstrations for greater democracy, the Hong Kong government failed to quell the uprising, Beijing stepped in and took control. The U.S.-led democracies that had been cheering on the Hong Kong marchers and protesters did nothing, and they have done nothing since …

Judge Amy Coney Barrett: “I Believe in the Power of Prayer.” Thank You for “Praying for Me”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Judge Amy Coney Barrett delivered her opening remarks to the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning and she made two major points… First, she talked about the proper role of the courts, saying they are not supposed to make law and legislate from the bench. She also refused to back down to attacks from Senate Democrats on her faith, saying she strongly believes in prayer and thanked the many Americans who are prayer for her amid those attacks on her Christian faith.

Abortion is ‘Pre-Eminent’ Human Rights Issue, St Augustine Bishop Says as Election Nears

By Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency – Abortion is a “fundamental threat to the beginning of life itself” and Catholics can’t be passive on the “pre-eminent” human rights issue, the right to life, Bishop Felipe Estevez of St. Augustine has said in a pre-election letter to his diocese’s Catholics about the importance of conscientious political participation… He rejected the claim of those who say, “as a matter of faith, I am against abortion, but I cannot impose my belief on others.”

COVID-19 Panic More Dangerous Than the Disease, Say Catholic Philosopher, Doctor, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – In their three-part paper, Dr. Casanova and Dr. Zabiega examine the coronavirus crisis as a medical phenomenon, a political disaster, and a grave danger for the future of humanity… A Catholic philosopher and a Catholic neurologist have written an essay laying out the medical and the political effects of the coronavirus. Their conclusion is that the manipulation of public panic is, in all but a few cases, more dangerous than the disease… Casanova and Zabiega stress that the lockdown is politically, not medically, motivated.

Is the Supreme Court Too Catholic? by Matthew J. Franck

By Matthew J. Franck, Wall Street Journal – From Antonin Scalia to Amy Coney Barrett, opposition to Catholic nominees has been mainly about the politics of abortion, not their religious faith… If the Catholicism of a nominee is considered a plus by Republicans hoping for the demise of Roe, it is understandable that it should send shudders of apprehension through the ranks of Democrats, for whom abortion rights are now a nonnegotiable plank of their party’s platform.

‘Extremely Important’ Holocaust Education is Still Missing, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – There’s more evidence that the country’s public education system is failing to teach students about key events in world history, including the murder of six million Jews… A U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey found that adults under 40 do not know much about the Holocaust. According to The Hill, public education is to blame.

Goodbye, Columbus, by Brad Miner

By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – This is not about Christopher Columbus – at least not directly so. All I ever needed to know about the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” I’ve learned from Robert Royal’s Columbus and the Crisis of the West… I’ll begin at the beginning: October 12, 1955. That was when Edoardo Alfieri’s statue of the world’s greatest sailor was unveiled in Columbus, a gift from the people of Genoa, Columbus, Ohio’s first “sister city.”

Tennessee Bishop Asks Biden How He Will Explain His Abortion Position to God, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Knoxville (TN) Bishop Rick Stika has once again questioned the integrity of Joe Biden’s Catholic faith, given his public support for abortion on demand… “A question for Mr. Biden. At your judgement before God, how will you explain changing your position about abortion and how will you explain promoting no limits and allowing all protections removed protecting the most innocent?”

Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearings Will Display Her Intellect, Personal History and Judicial Philosophy, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to become an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court has energized countless women across the country. They look at her achievements – balancing a professional career with raising several children – and, because, many of women are working mothers, they identify with her.

Joe Biden: “Voters Don’t Deserve to Know” if I’m Packing Supreme Court With Radical Leftists, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeSiteNews – Joe Biden told a reported this morning in an interview that American voters don’t deserve to know if he plans to pack the Supreme Court with radical leftists who will keep abortion on demand in place for decades to comes… “Well sir, don’t the voters deserve to know,” a reported started to ask… “No, they don’t deserve” to know, Biden retorted.

I Didn’t Vote For Trump In 2016, But I’d Crawl Over Broken Glass To Vote For Him Now, by David Sound

By David Sound, The Federalist – Many Republican nominees had been huge disappointments to me, and I wasn’t going to vote for yet another GOP candidate I thought would betray my trust. I couldn’t imagine Trump as a genuine conservative who would champion limited government, respect individual freedom and liberty, and protect the unborn — but was I ever wrong… . I’ve seen that he is a patriot who genuinely loves the United States of America and its people

President Trump’s Coronavirus Treatment Did Not Use Cells From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Drs. David Prentice and Tara Sander Lee, scientific experts on fetal tissue research, said the medicine that Trump received did not involve the destruction of human life… “No human embryonic stem cells or human fetal tissue were used to produce the treatments President Trump received – period,” they said Thursday, citing the medical research from the experiment… Trump has been a champion for life in the White House.

Catholic Bishop: Christians Should Vote for Candidates Who Will “Protect the Right to Life”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Missouri Bishop James V. Johnston Jr. joined Catholic leaders all across America this fall in urging voters to support candidates who will “protect the right to life” for all human beings… The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Johnston, who leads the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, wrote a letter Sept. 14 with advice for Catholics about voting in November… “A Catholic voter would do well to weigh a candidate’s position on each of these essential God-given rights that government has a duty to protect, beginning with the right to life,” the bishop wrote.

Catholic Bishop on Abortion: ‘Death by Dismemberment is Evil!’ by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In a tweet that links to an article about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s support for abortion without restrictions, Catholic Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the diocese of Tyler, Texas, said that abortion is not “health care” and that killing a child in the womb by “dismemberment” is “evil.”… “We must speak against the fallacy that abortion is about a woman’s health care,” said the bishop. “Interrupting the natural process of pregnancy is actually a threat to a woman’s health.”

CNA: Cardinal Zen Challenges Parolin Over China Deal Claims

By CNA Staff – Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China… “I read the speech given by Cardinal Parolin,” Zen said. “It’s sickening!”… Zen said he was left to conclude that Parolin “told a series of lies with eyes open.”

Biden Is Bad on Everything, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – In a mid-September webinar on “The Church and Catholic Voters in the 2020 Election,” Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, weighed in on a question often asked these days: Can a Catholic vote for Joe Biden?… Cardinal Tobin, long a stalwart of the U.S. Church’s liberal wing, dissented from the reigning consensus. “I think that a person in good conscience could indeed vote for Mr. Biden,” (Tobin) announced. “I, frankly, in my own way of thinking, have a more difficult time with the other option.”

If You Sup With the Devil, by Francis X. Maier

By Francis X. Maier, First Things – Modern China is such a creature. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been very adroit at building its economic and military power, growing its global influence, and raising its people’s standard of living. It’s been equally skilled at keeping power, crushing all forms of religion it doesn’t control, and resisting democracy. Western hopes that capitalism would liberalize the Beijing regime have cratered. …

Biden Doubles Down on His Commitment to Making Abortion on Demand the ‘Law of the Land’, by Charles Robertson

By Charles Robertson, LifeSiteNews – At an NBC Town Hall in Miami on October 5, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to “pass legislation” guaranteeing abortion on demand throughout all stages of pregnancy… Biden (said) while the outcome of Barrett’s nomination is still uncertain, “the only responsible thing to do would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.”

WATCH: ‘Dramatic Contrast’: Pence Versus Harris on Abortion, by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – “I couldn’t be more proud to serve as vice president to a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life,” VP Pence said. “I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it.”… “And this is another one of those cases where there’s such a dramatic contrast. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth, late-term abortion”… “They want to increase funding to Planned Parenthood of America,” he continued. “Now for our part, I would never presume how Judge Amy Coney Barrett would rule on the Supreme Court of the United States. But we’ll continue to stand strong for the right to life.”

Trump Campaign Rejects Virtual Debate Next Week: ‘Sad Excuse to Bail Out Joe Biden’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones,CNSNews – Forget about it, the Trump campaign’s Bill Stepian said in a statement: President Trump won the first debate despite a terrible and biased moderator in Chris Wallace, and everybody knows it. For the swamp creatures at the Presidential Debate Commission to now rush to Joe Biden’s defense by unilaterally canceling an in-person debate is pathetic. That’s not what debates are about or how they’re done.

Five Rules for Catholic Politicians, by Trent Horn

By Trent Horn, Catholic Answers – Catholics must discern elected officials’ views on abortion and hold them accountable for them, which the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calls “our preeminent priority.” We can do this by bearing in mind fives rules that Catholic politicians need to follow when it comes to abortion. These rules are based on what the Church has taught through offices such as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the USCCB, as well as magisterial statements.

Democrats Are the New Know-Nothings, by William S. Smith

By William S. Smith, Crisis Magazine – With the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, Catholics should buckle their chinstraps for the torrential cascade of anti-Catholicism that will be belched up by her opponents. The vituperative attacks on Catholics will probably rival the Know-Nothing riots that rocked the nation in the 1840s and 1850s. But this time, there will be a role reversal: 19th-century Catholics were largely Democrats, whereas this time the attacks will be launched largely by Democrats.

Theory About Left-Drifting Justice: He Despises Trump, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – In June, Chief Justice Roberts was the deciding vote allowing LGBT rights to be shoehorned into the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The very next day he led the liberal wing of the court in saying Barack Obama could decide children brought here by their illegal-immigrant families had a right to stay — but Trump had no legal right to undo Obama’s executive order… The next month, Roberts once again joined his fellow travelers on the left to allow abortion clinics in Louisiana to operate without the backup of an emergency room for injured women.

Vice President Mike Pence: “I’m Pro-Life, I Don’t Apologize for It”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Pence said, “I’m pro-life. I don’t apologize for it.”… “I couldn’t be more proud to serve as vice president to a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life,” he said… Pence went after Harris and Joe Biden for supporting abortion on demand and taxpayer funded abortions – adding that they support abortions and abortion funding “up until the moment of birth.”… Pence and Trump has a long pro-life record.

My Message to ‘Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden’, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – The article cited Biden’s response to a question about abortion rights, where he addressed the potential of Amy Coney Barrett becoming a Supreme Court justice. Should that be the case, he said, and should the court overturn Roe v. Wade, “the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do.”… This is in harmony with the Democratic platform, which plainly states, “We will repeal the Hyde Amendment, and protect and codify Roe v. Wade.”

Amy Barrett: What’s Really at Stake, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Amy Coney Barrett will be savaged, and we all know why. Her opponents are terrified that she will limit the abortion license, which allows even partial-birth abortions and infanticide of babies born alive during an abortion. They don’t oppose her because they think she will rule against them on gun control, taxes, or Obama Care.  The hearings have been inhumane of late because what is at stake is abortion.  One group views it as an “essential right.”  The other sees it as destroying human lives.

Freemasons Acclaim Pope’s New Encyclical, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, embodies one of the guiding principles of Freemasonry — this according to Spain’s main Masonic lodge, the Gran Logia de España… the Gran Logia proclaimed that, in the 300 years of modern Freemasonry, it has been based on a “universal fraternity of human beings who call each other brothers and sisters despite their respective creeds, ideologies, skin color, social background, language, culture or nationality.”… In Fratelli Tutti, the pope embraces Universal Fraternity: the great principle of modern Freemasonry.

Joe Biden Wants to Make Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth “The Law of the Land”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Monday to pass legislation that could make the killing of unborn babies up to birth in abortions “the law of the land.”… Biden, though he claims to be a devout Catholic, supports Roe v. Wade and abortion on demand… “And the only thing, the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land. That’s what I would do,” he added… Later, Biden posted a video of the exchange on Twitter, writing, “Roe v. Wade must remain the law of the land.”

Fr. Kevin M. Cusick: A Leaven In The World . . . ACB And The “Last Acceptable Prejudice”

By Fr. Kevin M. Cusick, The Wanderer – Amy Coney Barrett is every bit a good and worthy judge and will make a spectacular addition to the Supreme Court. But watch the knives come out in her upcoming nomination process hearings. Amy Barrett is dangerous to the irrational abortion mob, not because of her Catholic faith, but because it enshrines reason, the real threat which endangers Roe v. Wade.

Ten Days That Shook the Presidency, by Patrick J. Buchanan 

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Sunday, with a crowd in front of Walter Reed loudly cheering for him, Trump commandeered an SUV and ordered it to drive by his followers so he could wave to them. In the front seat of the SUV, in masks and protective gear, were Trump’s Secret Service agents… The cumulative impact of these 10 days has been distracting at best and dreadful at worst. And the pressure from Trump, to get back to the White House and the campaign, suggests this is his take as well.

WATCH! ‘Self-Styled Catholic’ Joe Biden’s Campaign Publishes 3 New Faith Focused Ads in Bid to Win Religious Voters, by Paul Smeaton

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – Pro-abortion former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has released a series of new campaign ads touting his supposed Catholic faith, in what one news outlet has described as “increasingly aggressive efforts to reach faithful voters.”.. The new campaign videos follow previous videos in which Biden highlighted his friendship with Pope Francis, and another video in which he says that he goes to Mass and says the rosary and that faith is what has helped him through the most difficult moments in his life.

Joe Biden: Anti-Religious Bigot, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – What makes SCOTUS nominee, Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith a “disqualifier” but Joe Biden’s a qualifier?… Biden, in fact, has called conservative Christians “the dregs of society.” … Nikitha Rai, deputy data director for Scranton Joe’s Pennsylvania operation, said, “I’d heavily prefer views like that not be elevated to SCOTUS, but unfortunately our current culture is still relatively intolerant. It will be a while before those types of beliefs are so taboo that they’re disqualifiers.

CNA: Pope Francis Fills Committee to Monitor Internal Vatican Financial Decisions

CNA Daily News – Pope Francis on Monday named Cardinal Kevin Farrell president of a committee to monitor internal Vatican financial decisions which fall outside of new accountability norms… Called the “Commission for Reserved Matters,” the five-member group is tasked with overseeing financial agreements which are exempted from Pope Francis’ new public contract law, promulgated June 1.

It’s Time to Lift the Veil on George Soros, by Frank Wright

By Frank Wright, Ph.D., The Stream – Soros is also targeting his arch-nemesis, Donald Trump, for defeat in November, spending $52 million through June of this year to elect Joe Biden and other Democrats. Soros rails at Trump, calling him a “would-be dictator,” “con man and the ultimate narcissist.” The “fate of the world” Soros insists, hinges on the defeat of Trump, whom Soros likens to brutal North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-Un.

Top Vatican Cardinal Defends Extending Secret Deal With Communist China, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – The Vatican defended extending its 2018 controversial secret accord with Communist China after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that doing so will endanger the Holy See’s moral authority… He said it has brought results and must be extended “so it can bear more substantial fruit.”… Parolin said there have been “misunderstandings” about the secret accord and that it does not deal with political matters but is a “pastoral document” that deals “exclusively” with the “delicate matter” of the appointment of bishops in China.

(Catholic) Joe Biden: I’d Respond to SCOTUS Overruling Roe v. Wade by Making It ‘the Law of the Land’ (WATCH) by Patrick Goodenough

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – “Having access to birth control and safe reproductive healthcare was imperative in making that true for me,” said Cassidy Brown. “So, considering the new Supreme Court nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, what are your particular plans to protect women’s reproductive rights in the U.S.?”… “Number one,” began Biden, “we don’t know exactly what she will do, although the expectation is that she may very well move to over – overview – overrule Roe. And the only thing – the only responsible response to that would be to pass legislation making Roe the law of the land.”… “That’s what I would do.”

Abortion and COVID-19: Two Pandemics By the Numbers, by John Grondelski

By John Grondelski, National Catholic Register – There’s a reason that Mark Twain wrote the three falsehoods were “lies, damn lies, and statistics.” Once you get beyond above numbers you can count on your 10 fingers, they start getting abstract. Without first counting them out, try to imagine in your head a picture of even 12 people. Now count how many people are actually in your picture. My guess is that at least half of you will have imagined fewer or more.

Commentary: President Trump Tests Positive for Fearlessness, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – Other men might have hidden behind their doctors’ assessments. President Trump has not. He’s taken every opportunity to reassure the American people. “We’re getting great reports,” he said, looking a little more like his old self on Sunday. “It’s been an interesting journey,” he admitted. “I learned a lot about COVID. I learned it by really going to school. This is the real school. This isn’t the let’s-read-the-books school. And I get it. And I understand it.”

Antifa Violence Continues in Portland Despite Establishment Media Silence, by Penny Starr

By Penny Starr, Breitbart – The nightly violence in Portland, Oregon, continues four months after it started as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody, but the media coverage seems to be dwindling… Byron York of the Washington Examiner speculates that is because the average American who may be voting in next month’s election might have made the connection between cities like Portland, Seattle, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Democrat leadership…

There Is No Catholic Case For Biden, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Catholics trying to make a “Catholic case” for Joe Biden is irrational. It makes as much sense as a case for a pacifist assassin or a meat-loving vegan, except it’s worse because it reduces the Christian faith to social causes and platitudes… Referencing the Catholic bishops’ “Faithful Citizenship” document, Our Sunday Visitor, Sam Rocha says, “Social realism also affirms the bishops’ teaching: ‘As Catholics we are not single-issue voters.’ Single-issue voting violates the principle of social realism.”… That’s a true statement as far as it goes, but Rocha fails to mention that Catholic teaching also clearly states that not all issues have the same moral weight or importance.

Once Again, Why So Many Evangelical Christians Strongly Support Trump, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – … Americans feel in general… Trump is fighting for them… Trump is willing to expose the lying media. Trump is willing to take on the political establishment. Trump is willing to confront the radical leftists who want to disfigure our nation. Trump is willing to call out Big Pharma… When it comes to Christian conservatives, the feelings run just as deep. There are hostile forces that want to wipe us out… They despise our beliefs. They want to silence us in the public square. They want to indoctrinate our children in the schools. They want to steal our most fundamental liberties.

Joe Biden: We’re Able to Stay in Our Bunkers During COVID Because Black Women Re-Stock Grocery Shelves, by Matt Vespa

By Matt Vespa, Townhall – The history is long here, folks. Joe Biden said that 7-Elevens were dominated by those with Indian accents. Barack Obama was the first articulate black man to run for president. This election cycle, he told blacks who didn’t vote from him aren’t really black, said you can’t blame China for COVID because all Asians look alike… And now, Joe says that we, as a nation, see that the reason we can remain hunkered down at home is because…of those blacks who restock the shelves in grocery stores.

President Trump and His Executive Order (Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act), by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes,The Catholic Thing – The calls starting come in just after President Trump appeared at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in September. The president had taken the moment to announce an Executive Order meant to try anew to enforce the Born-Alive Infants’ Protection Act (2002), the Act that sought to protect babies who had survived abortions… The penalties, civil and criminal, had been stripped from that Act, to make it into a “teaching bill,” a bill that would plant premises in the law.

President Trump Heading Home to White House: “Don’t Be Afraid of COVID”

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump is (arrived at) the White House where he will stay for the remainder of his coronavirus quarantine period… “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” he said in a tweet.

2020 May Disrupt Democrat ‘Inertia’, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – A conservative author and scholar says many Americans will vote Democrat this fall simply because it’s how they’ve always voted, but the events of this year may be what it takes to change minds… Liberal political pundits are boasting that Joe Biden was able to maintain coherency for the most part in last week’s first presidential debate against President Trump. And while the reliability of polls is highly questionable, many surveys show Biden leading in many swing states.

The U.N. Is a Madhouse—and the Inmates Are In Charge, by Charles Coulombe

By Charles Coulombe, Crisis Magazine – It is in any case—as with the federal government—a reality, whether we like it or not. On the one hand, many of its various agencies are constantly pushing for “sexual and reproductive health services,” that is to say, abortion and contraception, and in recent years the gay agenda has also made great strides. Given that United Nations–generated documents are often seized upon by national governments to undermine existing mores, the work of those such as Austin Ruse and the Center for Family and Human Rights in combating these efforts within the organization becomes ever more important.

CNA: Joe Biden’s Catholic Radio Ads Tout Catholic Faith, Stay Silent on Abortion

By Catholic News Agency – The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will launch an ad campaign in swing states this month touting the candidate’s Catholic faith in both television commercials and a spot that will run on Catholic radio stations… The ads do not mention the candidate’s support for pro-abortion legislation and abortion funding, even while bishops in those states have emphasized that abortion policy is a preeminent issue in the presidential contest.

WATCH! Pro-Abortion Biden: ‘I’ve Been Guided by the Tenets of Catholic Social Doctrine Throughout My Career’, by Alexander Watson

By Alexander Watson, CNS News – In a virtual speech at the Al Smith Dinner.. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the tenets of Catholic social doctrine have guided him throughout his career, even though he is a staunch supporter of abortion and so-called gay marriage, which are condemned by Catholic teaching… “And throughout my life in public service, I’ve been guided by the tenets of Catholic social doctrine.”… “It cuts across all confessions of faith,” he said. “What you do to the least among us, you do unto me.”… “We have an obligation to one another,” said Biden. “We cannot serve ourselves at the expense of others.”

A Tale of Two Catholics, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, The Stream – The media’s skepticism about religion turns on and off depending on the figure under scrutiny. If it is a liberal, the media asks no questions. A Joe Biden can proclaim himself a devout Catholic and the media accepts that uncritically. But it suddenly grows inquisitive at the news of a conservative Catholic nominee for the Supreme Court. That Amy Coney Barrett follows her faith is “news”; that Joe Biden deviates from his faith isn’t.

‘All Has Been Occupied By Noise’, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – The first presidential debate of the election cycle is often regarded as setting the stage for election night, where first impressions are made for November 3rd, and the candidates establish who they are with respect to one another and the voters. In what may be looked back upon as the most contentious and chaotic debate in the history of the presidential debates, Donald Trump brought his trademark braggadocio while Joe Biden appeared shaky and shellshocked by the President’s bluster.

Amy Coney Barrett and Charismatic Christianity, by Dale M. Coulter

By Dale M. Coulter, First Things – Amy Coney Barrett is the first charismatic Christian nominee for the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the significance of this event has been overshadowed by anti-charismatic sentiments. Many have made bigoted claims about Barrett’s relationship to the ecumenical charismatic community People of Praise. Some have said that it is a cult, or that it inspired Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Bill Maher called Barrett a “f***ing nut” because “she’s really, really Catholic, like speaking in tongues.” 

It’s Late, But There’s Still Time, by Pat Buchanan

By Pat Buchanan, Townhall – In their first debate, the president of the United States, challenged by the former vice president, performed poorly — even by his own estimation… If memory serves, an instant poll showed that the American people, by 47-43, thought Walter Mondale had bested Ronald Reagan in the Louisville debate where the president made such gaffes as citing the high cost of the military’s “food and wardrobe.”… By week’s end, reflecting the press commentary, 80% of the country was of the view that Mondale had crushed Reagan…

Bp. Strickland Backs Fr. Altman, (WATCH) by Bradley Eli

By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant – Bishop Joseph Strickland is affirming that Fr. James Altman should be speaking out on the things Catholics need to hear… Asked by Terry Barber, president of Virgin Most Powerful Radio (VMPR) if he’d accept Altman into his diocese should the opportunity arise, Strickland immediately responded, “Absolutely.”.. “He would be absolutely welcome here. And I’m blessed to have many priests … who appreciate his speaking up and are trying to do their best to do the same thing,” added Strickland.

Dear Chris Wallace: We Were In Kenosha, And No, White Supremacists And Militias Didn’t Cause Violence, by Duffy and Zempel

By Evita Duffy and Kylee Zempel – Chris Wallace and Democrats can keep pretending the right is to blame for the violence. But we were in Kenosha, talking to people on the ground. Voters know who the peaceful protesters are and who the rioters are… If Chris Wallace’s goal during Tuesday night’s debate was to deflect from the months of left-wing violence from Black Lives Matter extremists and Antifa and instead blame it on President Donald Trump and his supporters, he did an excellent job.

Amy Coney Barrett Signed Letter in 2006 Saying It’s “Barbaric” to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Evidence of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s strong pro-life convictions is growing… The Daily Beast reports Barrett, a judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, signed an open letter in 2006 that described abortion as “barbaric” and called for an end to Roe v. Wade… Barrett is President Donald Trump’s choice to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died in September. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she would solidify a strong 6-3 conservative majority on the high court.

Yes, Biden Is Catholic. That’s the Problem, by Declan Leary

By Declan Leary, Crisis Magazine – Picking up on the political utility of the label.. the Biden campaign has been hammering home “Joe’s Catholic roots” in a last-ditch effort to retain those voters who still attend Sunday services somewhere other than the Church of Woke. In response to this transparent politicking, some have pointed out that Biden spent a good chunk of the last century promoting such anti-Catholic policies as systematic infanticide, government-sanctioned sodomy, and high taxes. Biden, they say, cannot support these things and still be Catholic.

Fox Moderator Called Out for Saving Biden, Trapping Trump

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – President Donald Trump is being praised for his debate night performance, in particular his comments on the pandemic and the crashed economy, while moderator Chris Wallace is getting called out for his glaring bias… “I could not be more happy with our president and the way that he handled himself,” Cathie Adams, of Eagle Forum… “He was not going to sit there and take it.”… Adams says many Americans could sympathize over Trump’s frustration with the China-created pandemic, and the mandatory shutdowns that have thrown millions out of work, as well as mandatory mask orders.

Pro-Abortion Groups Spending Millions Trying to Defeat Amy Coney Barrett, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Pro-abortion groups are spending millions of dollars to try to stop Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court… The Hill reports some groups are spending twice the amount that they did two years ago when President Donald Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh… These include Demand Justice, a progressive pro-abortion group, which plans to spend $10 million on ads against Barrett, the report states. Its ads, scheduled to air in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina, focus on the potential impact of Trump’s choice.

Archbishop Thankful as San Francisco Eases Restrictions on Worship

By Catholic Culture – Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has thanked the city’s Mayor London Breed for lifting tight restriction on churches… The city’s new policy allows for congregations of up to 25% of a church’s capacity, with a ceiling of 100 people; previously indoor church services had been banned. The archbishop praised the mayor “for recognizing that faith is essential.”

Fox’s Chris Wallace Slammed for Anti-Trump Bias in First Trump-Biden Debate, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – While reviews for both President Donald Trump’s and former Vice President Joe Biden’s performances in Wednesday night’s first presidential debate are largely negative, much of conservatives’ ire was focused on the apparent pro-Biden bias of the moderator, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace… The debate was a raucous affair, with Wallace frequently interjecting to try to get the candidates to stop talking over each other. Amid it all, though, many identified numerous instances of Wallace going well beyond that.

Blacks and Trump, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Patriot Post – President Donald Trump just rolled out his new “Black Economic Empowerment Platinum Plan.”… The plan focuses on building on his achievements since 2016 to improve the lives of black Americans by creating more opportunity to participate in a growing economy and to achieve greater security in life and property… A poll by The Hill and HarrisX released almost a month ago, after the Republican convention, showed approval for Trump surging among blacks, to 24% — triple the 8% he got in the 2016 election.

Biden: If Amy Coney Barrett is Confirmed “Roe” Is on the Chopping Block, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Biden also invoked fears that Barrett could contribute to the Supreme Court overturning Obamacare and Roe v. Wade. While much of the segment was mired in arguments regarding tangential issues, particularly Obamacare, Trump responded by merely insisting that Biden’s prediction of the Court taking up Roe was premature, and that Biden did not know Barrett’s position on Roe …

Chris Wallace Faces Intense Backlash, Including From Colleagues, Over Bias During Debate, by Ryan Saavedra

By  Ryan Saavedra, Daily Wire – Fox News host Chris Wallace, a registered Democrat, faced intense backlash on Tuesday night for what was widely deemed as bias in the debate in the favor of Democrat Joe Biden and against Republican President Donald Trump… One of the issues that Wallace was called out for the most was how he appeared to let Biden interrupt Trump but would jump in to interrupt Trump when Trump would talk over Biden.

CNA: Dad, Deacon, Lawyer: Amy Coney Barrett’s Father Shares His Testimony of Faith

By Catholic News Agency – In a personal testimony of faith written in February 2018 for his home parish, St. Catherine of Siena in a suburb of New Orleans, Deacon Coney shared how “pivotal moments” of his life — both decisions and experiences — came to shape his life and his relationship with God… “They are not random,” Coney said of the pivotal moments in his life. “I firmly believe the Lord is close at hand drawing us through human events closer to him.”… One of the first moments that shaped Coney’s faith was the death of his mother.

Cardinal Zen Appeals to the Pope: Please Send a Faithful Shepherd to Hong Kong, by Bree A. Dail

By Bree A. Dail, EWTN News – Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun traveled to the Vatican again last week, unsuccessfully seeking an audience with Pope Francis… Had he been granted an audience, the 88-year-old Chinese cardinal — who himself served as Hong Kong’s bishop from 2002 until his retirement as a bishop in 2009 —intended to personally deliver a letter urging the Holy Father to appoint a new bishop for the troubled city of Hong Kong.

Biden and Wallace Team Up Against Trump for Un-Presidential Debate, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Moderator Wallace said before the debate he wanted to be invisible during the debate. He lied. Chris Wallace spent the 96 minutes working for Team Biden. From the opening gun, he would interrupt Trump, repeatedly he would stop Trump when Trump was scoring points. For long stretches, Wallace was the one debating Trump, not Biden.  He lost total control of the debate. Most shamefully, he allowed Joe Biden to go unchallenged on a series of slurs and lies, and blocked Trump from responding. 

Report: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Won’t Be Meeting With Pope Francis, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Rome Wednesday morning for talks with his Italian and Holy See counterparts — but unlike his visit to the Vatican last year, he won’t be meeting Pope Francis… The Vatican has reportedly told U.S. diplomats the Holy Father preferred not to meet the Trump administration’s top diplomat in order not to be seen influencing the U.S. presidential election.

Will Justice Amy Star in ‘The Five’? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – By nominating Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Donald Trump kept his word, and more than that… Should she be confirmed, he will have made history… Even his enemies would have to concede that Trump triumphed where his Republican predecessors… a triumph that will affect the nation and the law for years, perhaps decades… Trump’s remaking of the Supreme Court for constitutionalism may well be the crown jewel of his presidency.

Catholic Justice, by Rodney Pelletier 

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – We are living in a pivotal era in American history. The outcome of the struggles of our time will color our constitutional republic either a triumph or a failure. But the way things are going, it seems the keys of the republic have been handed to her enemies dwelling within… While the nation was founded as a haven of freedom, Catholics have seen their share of persecution…

Project Veritas Uncovers Massive Voter Fraud Operation in Minneapolis Connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – On Sunday evening, Project Veritas released footage demonstrating a massive voting fraud operation in Minneapolis run by associates of Squad Member Rep. Ilhan Omar. This includes video of one of the perpetrators —in a video he himself posted — boasting of his crime. “All these here are absentee ballots,” ballot broker Liban Mohamed says, flipping through stacks spread in his car. “Look at these, my car is full. My car is full.”…

Catholic Bishop: “It is Not Possible to be a Catholic in Good Standing and Support Abortion”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Colorado Politics reports Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver reminded Catholics that protecting lives should be a priority Friday in a column about the upcoming election… “It is not possible to be a Catholic in good standing and support abortion or assisted suicide, to promote unnatural sexuality, or to seek to push people of faith out of the public square,” Aquila wrote at the Denver Catholic. “Those who do so – Catholic or not – are helping hollow out our culture and contributing to its demise.”

 Trump Nominates Catholic Mom of 7 Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

 By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – President Donald Trump officially announced he intends to fill the open seat on the Supreme Court with pro-life Catholic Judge Amy Coney Barrett. If confirmed by the Senate, the 48-year-old will take the place of pro-abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18… “I love the United States and I love the United States Constitution,” Barrett told the people gathered in the Rose Garden after Trump introduced her. “I am truly humbled by the prospect of serving on the Supreme Court.”

Opinion: I Taught and Worked With Amy Coney Barrett. Here’s What People Get Wrong About Her Faith, by John Garvey

Opinion by John Garvey, Washington Post – I first met Amy Coney Barrett from behind a veil of academic anonymity… I was teaching a First Amendment class at Notre Dame Law School. She was a student, just a face in the crowd. On the final exam, someone — the bluebooks were anonymous — had written an answer so impressive that I rushed to share it with one of my colleagues. This student, I said, gave a response to my own question much better than the one I had come up with myself. That student was Amy Coney.

The Supreme Bigotry of Presumption, by Patrick O’Hannigan

By Patrick O’Hannigan, New Walden – Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has been one judge short of its full complement since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg… Barrett’s nomination is to be applauded for many reasons. Yet the Democrat activists with bylines who write for and influence mainstream media are trying to tar the winsome intellectual as “dangerous because pious.”… To assert that dogma “lives loud” within any judge is a form of classism. …

Project Veritas Exposes Ilhan Omar Allies in Alleged Ballot Harvesting Operation in Minnesota (Video) by Allum Bokhari

By Allum Bokhari, Breitbart – Project Veritas has released the results of an investigation into alleged ballot harvesting by supporters of Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota, a key swing state in the 2020 presidential election… Video footage captured by Project Veritas shows an operative, Liban Mohamed, bragging about collecting hundreds of ballots… “Numbers do not lie. Numbers do not lie. … You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Can’t you see? Look at all these; my car is full,” Mohamed can be heard saying in the video.

AG Barr: ‘Separation of Church and State Does Not Mean Separation of Religion and Civics’, by Alexander Watson 

By Alexander Watson, CNSNews – At the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday, a virtual, online event, Attorney General William Barr said that the “separation of church and state does not mean separation of religion and civics,” and added that “militant secularists” had used the “separation” claim to try to “drive religion from the public square.”

Roe v. Wade Revisited, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Roe v. Wade stained the moral character of the nation by giving us national abortion on demand. Often neglected in the analysis of abortion jurisprudence is the long road that got us to Roe. Indeed, a series of bad court decisions fundamentally changed the way we interpret the Constitution, birthing this strange new era of judicial activism — an era that has yielded judicial “super-legislation” for which no one in the United States voted.

President Trump Will Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Replace Ginsburg on Supreme Court, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump is expected to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace pro-abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently passed away, according to multiple media reporting citing a senior White House official… The expected nomination of Barrett would set up a massive battle over her confirmation as she has already been aggressively attacked by Democrats, abortion activists and the mainstream media, especially over her Catholic faith.

Archbishop Viganò: Trump is ‘Preparing to Fight Against the Demonic Forces of the Deep State’

By Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, LifeSiteNews – The presidential elections in November represent an epochal challenge, a biblical challenge, the outcome of which will be decisive not only for the United States of America but for the whole world… It is necessary that all of you Catholics of America are well aware of the role that Providence has deigned to entrust to your President, and that you are aware of the extraordinary battle that He is preparing to fight against the demonic forces of the deep state and against the New World Order. I am at your side with fervent prayer, together with millions of Catholics and with all people of good will throughout the world.

US Bishops Tell Catholic Voters Abortion is ‘Preeminent Issue’ in 2020 Election, by Lianne Laurence

By Lianne Laurence, LifeSiteNews – With the U.S. presidential election just 39 days away, America’s Catholic bishops are reiterating the Church’s longstanding teaching that abortion is the “preeminent” social justice issue when it comes to voting… “The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed,” stated Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas in a statement released this week titled “Priorities at the Polls.”

Trump Bans U.S. From Doing Business With Those Who Promote ‘Harmful’ Far-Left Critical Race Theory, by The Daily Wire

By The Daily Wire – President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that he has banned the U.S. government from doing business with people and companies who promote far-left critical race theory, noting that the ideology is “divisive and harmful.”… “Today, I’ve expanded that ban to people and companies that do business with our Country, the US Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!”

BLM And ‘1619 Project’ Scrub Radical Beliefs From Their Websites, by Emily Jashinsky

By Emily Jashinsky, The Federalist – Under “What We Believe,” BLM used to say, “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.” That language has been scrubbed, as the Washington Examiner reported on Monday.

Socialism Pollutes a Free Society, by Ed Vitagliano

By Ed Vitagliano, OneNewsNow – …the Industrial Revolution seemed to spawn a fresh movement of theorists whose visceral reactions to and criticisms of capitalism became what we now refer to as socialism. The 1848 publication of The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, cemented the influence of those criticisms.

Response to Novena Masses for Trump ‘Nothing Short of Miraculous,’ Says Founder, Anthony Murdoch

By Anthony Murdoch, LifeSiteNews – A Catholic group rallying to have a total of 5,400 Masses said in support of President Donald Trump’s re-election says the response to its initiative “has been nothing short of miraculous.”… “Masses are now being said in 43 [American] states and 11 countries worldwide, all expressing undying love and support for America and its President, Donald J. Trump,” Richard Manougian, founder and coordinator of the group The Novena of Masses for President Donald Trump.. “President Trump, if re-elected, will continue to promote the rights of unborn children against the abortion culture, mainly by appointing pro-life judges.”

Texas Bishop: ‘GET OVER IT,’ This Election About Life, True Marriage, Family, Biblical Truth

By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News – Commenting on the upcoming presidential election, Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, said that all “other issues” depend on a moral, social foundation that supports the sanctity of life, “true marriage,” the nuclear family, and sexual morality “based on biblical truth.”… Those “moral truths” should guide people in making their decision on Election Day.

All the Chips Are on the Table Now, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Donald Trump had no such reluctance. In 2016, he listed a slew of candidates from among whom he promised to pick his justices. True to his word, Trump elevated federal appellate court judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh… Since the Kavanaugh confirmation, Judge Amy Coney Barrett has been openly discussed as a potential Trump choice to succeed liberal icon Ginsburg. Why is Biden so reluctant to reveal some highly qualified Black female judges? His refusal suggests that the kind of high court judges that America wants is not the liberals’ issue. It is Trump’s issue.

Sec. of State, Michael R. Pompeo: China’s Catholics and the Church’s Moral Witness

By Michael R. Pompeo, First Things – The human rights situation in China has deteriorated severely under the autocratic rule of Xi Jinping, especially for religious believers. Credible reports have exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s program of forced sterilizations and abortions of Muslims in Xinjiang, its abuse of Catholic priests and laypeople, and its assault on Protestant house churches—all of which are parts of a “Sinicization” campaign to subordinate God to the Party while promoting Xi himself as an ultramundane deity. …

Trump Announces Executive Order to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortion, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Pres. Donald Trump announced today he will be signing a Born Alive Executive Order “to ensure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve.”… Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast… Trump called this measure “our sacrosanct moral duty.” The executive order, once signed, will protect babies born alive after a failed abortion… “We are also increasing federal funding for the neonatal research to ensure that every child has the very best chance to thrive and to grow”

Naïve, Corrupt—or Both? by Elizabeth Yore

By Elizabeth Yore, Crisis Magazine – As the ancient Chinese proverb warns, a bad beginning makes for a bad ending. In June of 2013, Pope Francis dispatched to China the infamous Theodore McCarrick to begin deliberations with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to normalize relations with the Chinese Catholic Church. Those negotiations resulted in a secret pact signed by the parties on September 22, 2018. The result of this two-year agreement made for a bad ending for all religious believers in China.

Amy Coney Barrett, SCOTUS, and the Thelma and Louise Election, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The opening up of a Supreme Court seat on the eve of a close election in a bitterly divided country offers both problems and opportunities. While this SCOTUS seat is important, this election is make or break. The left and its power elites have spent more than three years defying the people’s vote in 2016. A Democrat as mainstream as Michelle Obama threatened voters that if they pick Trump, street violence will continue and get even bloodier… No Mafia soldier demanding protection money ever said it better.

Media Love Joe Biden’s Catholic Faith But Hate Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – How differently the leftist media treats the Catholic faith of Democrat Joe Biden verses that of conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett… Both profess to be devout Catholics. Both soon could be in places of high leadership, one a potential U.S. Supreme Court justice, the other a possible president of the United States… Yet, as The Federalist pointed out this week, one is praised and the other criticized for their devotion to their Catholic faith.

Democrats’ Anti-Catholic Bigotry Is All about Abortion, by Alexandra Desanctis

By Alexandra Desanctis, National Review – The centrality of abortion in this entire schema is starkly obvious. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also calls himself a Catholic, as do plenty of Democratic politicians. But like Biden, most of those Democrats have managed to rationalize away the Church’s dogmatic prohibition on the taking of innocent human life, and thus Catholicism’s non-negotiable opposition to abortion… When was the last time you saw anyone, much less anyone on the left or in the media, insinuate that Biden will be incapable of doing his job as president because of his Catholic faith?

BLM Masking Its Marxism, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The Black Lives Matter (BLM) organization has deleted its controversial “What We Believe” page online and substituted it for a more politically palatable version… BLM, founded by self-proclaimed lesbians who are “trained Marxists,” on Monday took down the page that has caused the most controversy. No longer does the BLM site proclaim: “We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure … .”… By clicking the old page URL, it now simply reads, “404 Not Found. We can not find the page you are looking for.”

Chaos Surrounding Worship Services Demands New Justice Now, by Chris Woodward, Chad Groening

By Chris Woodward, Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, stated during an appearance on The Todd Starnes Show on Monday “there’s a few reasons” it’s critical to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court as soon as possible… That, said Shackelford, is outrageous. “We’re in a fight right now [over the question]: ‘Does the government control our churches?’ – and we need nine justices [on the high court] because this thing is going to make it up there pretty soon,” he continued.

Judge Barbara Lagoa: A Pro-Life Christian Who Values “The Dignity of Each Human Being” by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Federal Judge Barbara Lagoa, one of President Donald Trump’s top candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court, is a faithful Catholic who once encouraged a group of pro-life lawyers to uphold “the dignity of each human being.”… Lagoa is a former Florida Supreme Court justice who currently serves on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Along with Amy Coney Barrett and several others, she is considered to be one of Trump’s top choices to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

1776 Trump Is the Best Trump, by Matthew Boose

By Matthew Boose,  American Greatness – In a speech at the National Archives on Constitution Day, President Trump put things in the starkest terms possible: America is facing a leftist insurrection that rejects the American Founding. This movement controls our institutions, and through them, it looks to crush the spirit of America and propagandize our people so they will meekly accept the yoke of leftist tyranny… The radicals burning American flags want to burn down the principles enshrined in our founding documents, including the bedrock principle of equal justice under law. …

Soros-Backed Orgs Gear Up to Throw US Into Anarchy If Trump Re-Elected, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Billionaire George Soros is behind a vast coalition of left-wing advocacy groups gearing up to launch a massive “resistance” movement if Democrat Joe Biden is anything but the clear winner on Election Day (Breitbart)… “There’s going to be litigation, mass mobilization, policy options by governors, state attorneys general, members of Congress,” promised Vanita Gupta(beneficiary of financial support from George Soros)…
“People will be inspired and motivated to protect their country,” said Rahna Epting, executive director of Soros-funded MoveOn.org, to The Nation. “Will we be successful? We’re going to fight like hell to make sure we are.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg v. Life and Liberty, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News –
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ought to be remembered for two things: her attacks on the right to life and her attacks on religious liberty… In the 2000 case of Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court considered whether a state could prohibit partial-birth abortion… What is a partial-birth abortion?… Justice Clarence Thomas answered that with clinical clarity in his dissenting opinion… “After dilating the cervix, the physician will grab the fetus by its feet and pull the fetal body out of the uterus into the vaginal cavity,” Thomas wrote.

Who Is Amy Coney Barrett? by Christine Niles 

Bby Christine Niles, Church Militant – While President Trump has whittled down his Supreme Court shortlist to five, sources confirm the frontrunner is Judge Amy Coney Barrett… Amy Coney Barrett: “I am a Catholic, Sen. Durbin.”… A Catholic mother of seven, with two adopted from Haiti, Barrett is considered the ideological heir of Supreme Court stalwart Antonin Scalia, himself a devout Catholic whom she used to clerk for…. She taught at Notre Dame Law School for 15 years before being nominated to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017… Thrust into the national spotlight, her faith became front and center during judicial confirmation hearings….

Last Best Chance to Capture Supreme Court, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Are there Republicans who would really walk away from this last, best chance to secure the court, simply because the process offends their sense of proper procedure? This may be a hard vote for Murkowski, Collins and a few other Republicans. But to vote down a qualified conservative nominee, on the eve of a presidential election, would amount to a crippling blow to their party and to their reputations within that party.

New Report Suggests NARAL Expects Media to Mislead Public in Favor of Abortion, by Sarah Terzo

By Sarah Terzo, Live Action – Previously, Live Action News noted how NARAL’s recent report on abortion in the media indicated a supposed need for the media to use even more pro-abortion language than it already does, with the abortion organization emphasizing that the media should discuss abortion more as “health care” as opposed to as a political issue. But the report also seems to indicate that NARAL would like the media to lie about scientific facts for them.

DOJ Officially Designates NYC, Portland, Seattle As Violent Anarchy Zones, by Jordan Davidson

By Jordan Davidson, The Federalist – Monday, the Dept. of Justice labeled New York City, Portland, and Seattle as cities “permitting violence and destruction of property”… Attorney Gen. William Barr said state and local leaders in these cities are endangering citizens, including peaceful protestors… “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance. It is my hope that the cities identified by the Dept. of Justice today will reverse course and become serious about performing the basic function of government and start protecting their own citizens,” he said.

Pandemic Follies – and the Constitution, by Hadley Arkes

By Hadley Arkes, The Catholic Thing – Justice Alito gave a current and sharp expression to this concern in his dissent recently from the refusal of his Court to review the case of the Cavalry Chapel in Nevada.  The orders of the Governor blocked people from gathering in church even for a single service on Sunday.  But at the same time, in Las Vegas, customers were free to roam, in larger numbers, from one casino to another day and night.

Proof the ‘Silent Majority’ Really Does Exist, by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – For months we have heard about the “Silent Majority,” the idea that the majority of our nation are conservative, law-abiding citizens who support President Trump. These Americans care about issues like jobs and the economy. They support law enforcement, disagree with Black Lives Matter rioters and, by and large, want government to stay out of their lives… In Central Michigan, the “Silent Majority” is alive and well. The problem, however, is they’re silent because they’re afraid of being retaliated against.

Democrats First – Catholics Last (George Neumayr)

By Complicit Clergy – Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, is considered one of the most powerful prelates in the United States. His power derives from his status as a member of the inner circle of Pope Francis. Where he stands on the presidential election, consequently, is a large window on FrancisChurch, and last week he gave the public a glimpse into it.

Three Reasons Christians Should Not Speak the Slogan, ‘Black Lives Matter’, by Neil Mammen

By Neil Mammen, The Stream – It should go without saying that Christians believe black lives matter. Christians believe all lives matter. It should also go without saying that any true follower of Christ thinks racism… is an affront to the Gospel. If only things were that simple in our present societal chaos… At a time when people are “canceled” for not putting black squares on their social media, and when they’re harassed by mobs for not raising fists in the air at outdoor eateries, it can be very tempting for Christians to repeat the mantra, “Black Lives Matter.” Should we, though?

Latinos May Give Trump Needed Edge, by Joseph Treviño

Jesse Romero, a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy-turned-Catholic preacher penned the book, A Catholic Vote for Trump: The Only Choice in 2020 for Republicans, Democrats, and Independents Alike… Romero says that because Latinos are very pro-family oriented and Catholic, the Republican party is the “natural home” for them. He adds that most Latinos really don’t know the actual Democratic platform, which he says has shifted away from old-school, blue-collar family values in favor of extreme, progressive ideology.

BREAKING: Trump to Speak at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Wednesday

By Paul Smeaton, LifeSiteNews – President Donald J. Trump will address the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) in Washington D.C., this Wednesday, September 23… The NCPB hasn’t formally announced Trump as their speaker, but a Politico reporter and the advocacy group CatholicVote shared the news on Twitter today… “A fitting recognition of the President’s and Catholics’ shared commitment to the defense of human life, the dignity of workers, and the freedom to practice our faith”

CNA: Archbishop Cordileone: San Francisco Mass Restrictions ‘Mocking God’

CNA Staff – “For months I have pleaded with the City on your behalf, advocating for your need of the consolation of the Mass, and the consolation you derive from the practice of your faith and connection with your faith community. City Hall ignored us,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said in his homily at an outdoor Mass following the processions… “It has become clear to me that they just don’t care about you…We have been patiently putting up with unjust treatment long enough, and now it is time to come together to witness to our faith and to the primacy of God, and tell City Hall: No More!”

This BLM Co-Founder and Pro-Communist China Group Are Partnering Up. Here’s Why. by Mike Gonzalez

By Mike Gonzalez, The Daily Signal – Imagine that far-right demonstrators were laying siege to American cities for months, led by activists explicitly calling for an “ethno-state,” and that one of their groups was funded by an outfit involved with Vladimir Putin’s Russia. It would lead the news every day and there would be congressional hearings, right?

Did Ruth Bader Ginsburg Die for Our Sins? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We shouldn’t rush to interpret current events as the will of God. But unless we see Him as a distant, disinterested Watchmaker, we must think that Our Lord nudges events along at crucial times. So the Old Testament tells us, and our theology agrees. We must remain modest and careful in our speculations. Stay careful to label them as provisional, not decisive… But if we do all that, I think it’s okay to wonder. For instance, did God call home Ruth Bader Ginsburg… at just this moment for some special reason? Perhaps.

‘APOCALYPSE NOW’: America Braces for Bitter Supreme Court Confirmation Fight Weeks Before Election, by Claire Chretien

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews – During a rally in North Carolina… Trump said his nominee will be a woman. Ginsburg was the second woman to be nominated to the high court… Amy Coney Barrett is often the first name pro-lifers bring up in the context of Trump’s next Supreme Court appointment, but she is far from the only possibility. Barrett, a Catholic mother of seven, became famous when Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) interrogated her about her Catholic faith …

Mike Pompeo Urges Vatican to Call Out China for Religious Freedom Violations, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart – “The Holy See has a unique capacity and duty to focus the world’s attention on human rights violations, especially those perpetrated by totalitarian regimes like Beijing’s,” Pompeo wrote Friday in an essay for First Things. “In the late twentieth century, the Church’s power of moral witness helped inspire those who liberated central and eastern Europe from communism, and those who challenged autocratic and authoritarian regimes in Latin America and East Asia.”

WATCH! Jim Caviezel Rebukes Christian Fence-Sitters in Inspired Interview, by Megan Fox

By Megan Fox, PJ Media – In the middle of this interview on Fox News, some kind of holy fire descended on Caviezel and he lit up the screen with an epic soliloquy about the nature of humanity, the duty of a Christian in the face of oppression, and the coming conflict with our fellow citizens who will not stop trying to remove religious and constitutional freedoms. You will not believe this. Someone get this man a pulpit. (Part one starts a little slow but part two is a holy fire. Prepare yourself.)

Judge Amy Barrett’s Charismatic Catholicism- Who Are the People of Praise? by Christine Rousselle

By Christine Rousselle, CNA – After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reports have circulated that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a federal judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a leading candidate for the country’s high court… Barrett, a Catholic, was appointed a federal judge in 2017. During and after her confirmation process, questions were raised about her faith, and about her affiliation with a group called the “People of Praise,” a charismatic “covenant community.”

On Politics, the Church, and Satan, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Two recent news stories confirm deep flaws in the Catholic Church’s practical commitment to objective moral norms in the United States (and by extension, throughout the West). By “practical commitment”, I do not mean official Church teaching but practical decisions by huge numbers of Catholics, both high and low, to favor and support social movements and political platforms that advocate objectively immoral laws.

Biden Campaign Downplays Abortion, Killing 62 Million Babies Is Just Another “Issue”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden’s campaign is desperately trying to reel in Christian voters because it knows the majority of Americans are pro-life and most will not support a presidential candidate who supports abortions up to birth… To do that, Biden’s campaign is drumming up his Catholic faith. But it’s taking another approach to try to dilute President Trump’s Christian support — by saying abortion is just another “political issue” akin to tax policy or funding a government program.

Fox Censors Gingrich for Blurting Out the S-Word (‘Soros’): A Glitch in the Matrix

By John Zmirak, The Stream – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich was talking about the threat of left-wing district attorneys all across the country — like the one that’s persecuting the McCloskeys in St. Louis. He noted the widely-established, not at all secret or uncorroborated fact that globalist left-wing donor George Soros had spent many millions electing these prosecutors. (In 2016, Wikileaks established the sheer scale and range of Soros’ global campaign to promote leftist, Islamist, and anti-Israel politicians around the world. It even exposed Soros’ ties to Pope Francis’ Vatican.)

Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87, 45 Days Before Election, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Pro-abortion and pro-homosexuality Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died today at 87 years of age. She was the oldest of the nine justices… “Justice Ginsburg was known for her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia, a pro-life Catholic who attended the Traditional Latin Mass. We hope that his faith had an impact on her later in her life, and that she repented of her pro-abortion activism at the end.”

Biden’s Death Mask, by D. Axe, W. Briggs, J. Richards

By D. Axe, W. Briggs, J. Richards, The Stream – Joe Biden, or his handlers, are suggesting that, if elected, he’d implement a nation-wide mask mandate… He says he’d make the case “with scientists” for every state, every county, every jurisdiction, to create and enforce mandatory mask laws. No scientist should, however, if objectively examining the data, agree with Joe Biden… If Biden were elected, he would not take office, of course, until January. He therefore assumes masks would still be needed. Yet in most cases, they aren’t needed now, if they ever were.

David Daleiden Files Defamation Suit in NY Federal Court Against PP for Calling Expose’ Videos “Fake”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – David Daleiden has filed a lawsuit against the Planned Parenthood abortion business for defamation after the abortion corporation repeatedly accused Daleiden and the other undercover journalists of “manufacture[d]”, “fake”, and “false” undercover video reporting… The CMP and its founder David Daleiden are suing PP Federation of America for defamation in New York federal court after PPFA falsely claimed the series of videos CMP released a few years ago that exposed PP’s sales of aborted baby parts were “fake.”

Biden Presidency ‘An Existential Threat,’ Says Catholic Group

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Catholic Vote is the group running a $9.7 million ad campaign in six swing states to draw attention to Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign for president… Brian Burch, who heads the organization, tells OneNewsNow that Biden, who professes to be a devout Catholic… “He began as pro-life; he moved to pro-abortion; and now he’s even in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion,” Burch summarizes. “Of course, for Catholics the sanctity of life is the foundational issue. The USCCB called abortion the preeminent issue because of the number of lives lost and because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family.”

A Thomist’s Guide to the 2020 Election, by Daniel Waldow

By Daniel Waldow, Crisis Magazine – Aquinas’s understanding of politics is based upon his notion of the purpose of human life. Humans yearn for happiness. The natural happiness accessible to all people in this life consists in the exercise of the intellectual and moral virtues. In order to be virtuous, a person first needs to be alive. Then, the living person needs to have morally virtuous relationships with their neighbors, and especially with their spouse and children. Finally, they need to exercise the virtue of religion by worshiping God. Life, love of neighbor, and love of God are thus the three goods which humans need to be happy in this life…

Dear Bishop: Fr. Altman Deserves Your Praise, Not Threats, for Telling Catholics They Can’t Be Democrats, by Mary Ann Kreitzer

By Mary Ann Kreitzer, LifeSiteNews – Many of our members have watched and listened to the edifying sermons by Fr. James Altman and remarked on what a blessing he must be to his bishop for speaking the truth with clarity and charity about the moral obligation of Catholics, particularly our shepherds, to defend intrinsic moral issues.

U.S. Commission Urges Vatican to Prioritize Religious Freedom in Deal with China, by Thomas D. Williams

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Bretibart – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has urged the Vatican to highlight religious liberty in its deliberations with China prior to renewing a 2018 deal on the naming of bishops in the country… “Communist China continues to persecute Chinese Catholics. USCIRF hopes any future deal between the Vatican & China is rooted in the protection of #religiousfreedom,” the Commission wrote on Twitter this week…

Non-Prophet Status, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – The U.S. Catholic bishops, for the most part, have abandoned the faithful. For decades they have been allowing heresy to flourish in parishes, seminaries and chanceries. They have chased good men away from the seminaries (calling them “rigid”) and have allowed effeminate, worldly men to be the face of the Catholic Church… These same bishops abandoned the preaching of the gospel — using the canard of separation of Church and State to absolve themselves of abandoning their divinely instituted vocation.

Sick Society, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – A Catholic investigative group is asking the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey to shut down a Catholic university’s radio station that broadcasts “satanic” and “deranged” music… “If an archbishop won’t stop openly satanic music that literally asks for demonic possession from being broadcast by a radio station under his authority, what other open and grave evils will he permit?” said Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute… “Cdl. Tobin has the authority and the obligation to shut this station down, which is why this petition is so important!”

The Church of Woke: A Parody of Faith, by F. A. Grabowski

By F. A. Grabowski, Crisis Magazine – The public recitation of baptismal vows should be familiar to most practicing Catholics. The vows consist of a series of questions whereby the faithful are invited to renounce Satan, his works, and his empty promises. As infants receiving the sacrament of Baptism, our parents and sponsors make these vows on our behalf. As adults, usually under the circumstances of a special solemnity, we make them on behalf of ourselves. …

Fr. Matthew MacDonald: A Tale of Two Religious

By Fr. Matthew MacDonald, Crisis Magazine – On Wednesday, August 26, Sister Diedre Byrne, POSC, a nun who served as a surgeon, a retired army officer, and a missionary, gave a bold speech at the Republican National Convention regarding the sanctity of all human life. She affirmed and praised President Donald Trump for being one of the most pro-life presidents in American history in trying to stop the murder of unborn children through abortion. …

AP: Trump Presides as Israel, 2 Arab States Sign Historic Pacts

AP – Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday presided over the signing of historic diplomatic pacts between Israel and two Gulf Arab nations that he hopes will lead to a new order in the Mideast and cast him as a peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign… Hundreds of people amassed on the sun-washed South Lawn to witness the signing of agreements between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

The Left’s Moral Compass Isn’t Broken … by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Townhall – …in order to have a broken moral compass, you need to have a moral compass to begin with. But the left doesn’t have one… This is not meant as an attack. It is a description of reality. The left regularly acknowledges that it doesn’t think in terms of good and evil. Most of us are so used to thinking in those terms — what we call “Judeo-Christian” — that it is very difficult for us to divide the world in any other way… But since Karl Marx, the left has always divided the world, and, therefore, human actions, in ways other than good and evil. …

The Sexual Revolution, Not Racism or Capitalism, Ruins the Lives of the Poor, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The key insight is that the goals of the Sexual Revolution are Utopian fantasies. The Revolutionaries promote the belief that a good and decent society should do everything possible to separate sex from babies, separate both sex and babies from marriage, and eliminate all distinctions between men and women… But all these goals are impossible. Sex actually does make babies. Children do need their parents. Life-long marriage between their parents does protect the needs of children. Men and women are really different.

Biden’s Counterfeit Catholicism, by George Neumayr

By George Neumayr, Church Militant – Now it is Joe Biden who has a serious Catholic problem. On almost every moral issue he stands against the teachings of his Church. On the most important issue, abortion, he has gone completely to the other side. At one time he seemed to support abortion only reluctantly. “I’m prepared to accept that at the moment of conception there’s human life and being,” Biden told the Jesuit magazine America. “But I’m not prepared to say that to other God-fearing, non-God-fearing people that have a different view.”

A Vote for Joe Biden is Really a Vote for Radical Abortion Activist Kamala Harris, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – It looks like Kamala Harris already is making plans to take over the highest office in the land if Joe Biden wins the presidential election in November… On Monday, Harris, Biden’s vice presidential running mate, made what PJ Media described as the “mother of all Freudian slips” when she used her own name to describe future White House leadership rather than that of her running mate… “A Harris administration,” she began before correcting herself, “together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States … a Biden-Harris administration.”

Joe Biden Is a Catholic—Just a Really Bad One, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse,American Greatness – You can be a bad Catholic and a good Democrat. You can be a good Catholic and a bad Democrat. What you cannot be is a good Catholic and a good Democrat… A bad Catholic is someone who accepts the abortion of an innocent child at any stage of the life cycle, but especially in the later months shortly before birth. This type of bad Catholic, however, would be considered a good Democrat since the Democrats view abortion at all stages as nothing short of a sacrament.

Joe Biden Is No JP2, by Patrick Novecosky

By Patrick Novecosky, Crisis Magazine – “The campaign for the presidency has come down to fear,” Biden said during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh. “But I believe Americans are stronger than that. I believe we’ll be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II, words drawn from the scriptures: ‘Be not afraid. Be not afraid.’” The same quote now appears in a Biden-Harris television spot… Catholics have every right to be outraged. ­­­­The Democrat presidential candidate, who professes to be Catholic, is not only content to allow the wholesale slaughter of the unborn, but he’s also willing to put government funding behind the violence of abortion.

Bauer: I’m Praying for a Landslide, by Chad Groening

By Chad Groening, OneNewsNow – With less than two months to go to the election, the Trump campaign is confident; Trump’s campaign manager, Bill Stepien, recently told reporters that they have mapped out various strategies and scenarios that range from an electoral landslide for Trump to him being reelected by a bare majority… Gary Bauer, president of American Values, says a close victory could prove problematic, as Biden’s team of lawyers is prepared to mount court challenges to the vote totals in key states.

If Progressive Christians Were Right, the Gospel Would Be a Cancer, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – I’m no biblical scholar or theologian. But as student of history, I can diagnose our symptoms. Our civilizational immune system has turned against itself. Not only won’t it attack cancer cells, but it goes after healthy tissue and vital organs. That’s why the West is failing. The Church which built up its limbs and formed its brain has been replaced by an ape church that’s trying to kill it.

The Vatican’s ‘Understandable Gamble’ on China, by Edward Pentin

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News – As the Holy See looks set to renew its contentious provisional agreement with China on the appointment of bishops, an American expert on China has become one of the few commentators to publicly defend the deal, arguing that previous methods at improving relations had failed and the Vatican was left with no choice.

Billionaire Atheist Funnels Cash to Jesuits, by Martin Barillas

By Martin Barillas, Church Militant – In the past four years, Jesuit institutions have received at least $1.7 million in donations from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) that are funded by plutocrat George Soros… By examining documents recorded on the internet, it’s evident that the Jesuits’ biggest recipient of Soros’ largesse is the U.S.-based Jesuit Worldwide Learning… In 2016, the organization received $890,000, while, in 2018, it garnered another $410,000. …

People Behind COVID Scam Are ‘Deeply Cruel, Evil, and Psychotic People’, by Steve Jalsevac

By Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews – Yes, it is that serious. And I say that not because of Dave Cullen’s video. I say it because I recognize from my own intensive research every day for the past several months that everything he presents in the video is likely right on the mark. And I also say it not to frighten you, but to warn you that it is indeed time to wake up and, by together taking strong actions, we can stop these murderous megalomaniac elites from successfully implementing their evil plans.

Newsom Signs Bill Intended to End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People in Sex Crime Convictions, by Phil Willons

By Phil Willons, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times – Discrimination against LGBTQ people in sex crime convictions will be outlawed under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom late Friday evening… The measure, Senate Bill 145, will amend existing state law that allows judges to decide whether an adult convicted of having vaginal sexual intercourse with a minor should register as a sex offender in cases in which the minor is 14 years or older and the adult is not more than 10 years older than the minor.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Want to “Codify Roe,” Making Abortions Legal Up to Birth Nationwide

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – In the last two years, several states have approved new legislation making abortions legal up to the moment of birth. The state of New York led the way and even infamously cheered passage of the bill for unlimited abortions and lit up One World Tower pink to literally cheer baby-killing… Biden and Harris want to take that nationwide — with a plan to “codify” Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the companion Supreme Court cases from 1973 that allowed unlimited abortions up to birth for virtually any reason unless states limited abortions after viability.

How Bad Are Things? by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – Some have argued, this could turn out well. From my information, homeschooling has grown explosively across the U.S.A., and this doesn’t seem to be receding much, as the Batflu lockdowns ease… Whether Catholic or not, parents across the continent have been learning what the public education system provides: little besides “progressive” indoctrination. As I discovered when my own children were young (in Canada), they learn everything needful at home, anyway.

Possible Trump Supreme Court Nominee Tom Cotton: “It’s Time For Roe V. Wade To Go”, by Mary Margaret Olohan

By Mary Margaret Olohan, LifeNews – Rep. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton said that it is “time for Roe V. Wade to go” moments after President Donald Trump floated Cotton’s name as a possible Supreme Court Justice pick… When Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy after a highly contentious confirmation process, progressive groups, media and activists alike said Kavanaugh was the fifth vote needed to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, the Supreme Court struck down a law in June that would have significantly restricted abortion access.

NARAL Foresees an End to Abortion if Trump Is Reelected, by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart – Abortion lobbyist NARAL warned its followers Thursday that “abortion is front and center” in the upcoming elections and another four years of Donald Trump in the White House will spell disaster for abortion rights… “They’re making it as clear as can be: four more years of Trump could mean four more Supreme Court justices and the end of reproductive freedom in this country,” the group tweeted Thursday. “We can’t let that happen.”

Catholics Demand DC Prelate Denounce Dems, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – A Catholic group is calling on the archbishop of Washington, D.C. to address the anti-Catholicism of the Democratic presidential ticket and their party’s platform… The Catholic Coalition Against Religious Tests for Office on Monday issued a public letter to Abp. Wilton Gregory, urging him to address the anti-Catholicism found in the Democratic Party and its leadership… Signed by Catholic Coalition president Ed Martin, the letter spells out unambiguously what Catholics see as a dire problem: “Clearly, one of America’s two major political parties is now targeting Catholics and their Church.”

Voting for Pro-Death Biden, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Father James Martin is urging Catholics to stop claiming it’s a mortal sin to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden… The homosexualist activist and Vatican consultant is warning Catholics against mixing secular politics with religious faith. Late last week, Martin tweeted an increasing number of Catholic leaders are claiming a vote for Biden amounts to a grave offense against God…

The Catholic Case Against Communism, by Paul Kengor 

By Paul Kengor, EWTN News – Having just published a book whose title (The Devil and Karl Marx) suggests just the opposite, it pains me to see that any Catholic would believe that Marx and communism are compatible with Catholicism. Such a notion is astonishing, not only given the Catholic Church’s longtime intense opposition to communism, but also given the intense opposition to Christianity by the founders and disciples of communism.

President Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees Filled With Pro-Life Rock Stars, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump today released a list of potential Supreme Court nominees from which he would nominate any future judges on the nation’s highest court if he is re-elected to a second term. The list includes the kind of conservative jurists pro-life groups support because they have a history of upholding pro-life legislation or following the rule of law rather than legislating from the bench.

Bishop Ricken: How Voting Can Put Your Soul In Jeopardy?

The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCL Bishop of Green Bay – It is almost time to vote and to make our choices for president and other political offices both local and national… You have often heard it said that this is a turning point in our country’s history and I could not agree more… The Church is not a political organism, but as you hopefully have learned in the US Bishops Faithful Citizenship material (which we have made widely available to you in the parishes, in the Compass and on-line), the Church has the responsibility to speak out regarding moral issues, especially on those issues that impact the “common good” and the “dignity of the human person.”

Kamala Harris’s Threat to Religious Believers, by Kenneth Craycraft

By Kenneth Craycraft, First Things – Since presidential candidate Joe Biden selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, some Catholics have rightly raised concerns about Harris’s hostility toward Catholicism and her animus for Catholics whose moral lives are informed by Church teaching. Coupled with Biden’s own antagonism toward Catholic moral theology, Harris’s nomination clouds rather than clarifies how a conscientious Catholic should (or can) vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Essay: The Coming Coup? by Michael Anton

By Michael Anton, The Claremont Institute – Over the summer a story was deliberately leaked to the press of a meeting at which 100 Democratic grandees, anti-Trump former Republicans, and other ruling class apparatchiks got together (on George Soros’s dime) to “game out” various outcomes of the 2020 election. One such outcome was a clear Trump win. In that eventuality, former Bill Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, playing Biden, refused to concede, pressured states that Trump won to send Democrats to the formal Electoral College vote, and trusted that the military would take care of the rest.

The Most Important Pre-Election Story You Will Read, by Mike Huckabee

By Mike Huckabee, The Stream – About a week ago, I wrote to warn about what Democrats plan to do to go around the will of the voters should Trump win, even if his win is decisive. VOTE IN PERSON, I said, to make as sure as you possibly can that your vote will count, and be ready for anything after the votes start coming in. That’s especially true if your state is considered to be, even possibly, a “swing” state.

20 Senators Call on FDA to Classify Abortion Pill as ‘Imminent Hazard to Public Health’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNS News – Given the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reporting on the dangers of the abortion pill, which include 24 maternal deaths and at least 4,195 cases of adverse reactions, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and 18 other senators sent a letter to the FDA urging it to declare the drug an “imminent hazard to public health,” and to remove it from the U.S. market.

A Homily for Our Times! WATCH: “Fr. Altier: This Is Not Normal”

Fr. Robert Altier of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis discusses the current crisis in our nation and how forces of evil are trying to impose a new normal. WATCH: “Fr. Altier: This Is Not Normal”

Why Catholics Can’t Be Pro-Choice, by Trent Horn (From the Archives)

By Trent Horn, Catholic Answers – Unfortunately, there are many people who call themselves Catholic and yet believe, for one reason or another, they can be “pro-choice,” or support legal abortion, without compromising their Catholic Faith. When I say someone is “pro-choice,” I don’t mean only that he has voted for a political candidate who happens to support keeping abortion legal. I mean that person is committed to the idea that legal abortion is necessary and that he votes for laws and politicians with the intention of keeping abortion legal.

The Occult Spirituality of Black Lives Matter (BLM), by Dan Burke

By Dan Burke, Crisis Magazine – Whether well-intended or not, those in the Catholic Church who align with the organization Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc., align themselves with a spiritual movement that uses witchcraft to conjure demonic spirits… To be clear, the souls of the dead are not demons. But the entities that respond when the souls of the dead are “invoked” are not the souls of the dead, but rather demons seeking to manipulate those who invoke them.

Socialism Has Been Condemned For 20 Centuries, by John Clark (From the Archives)

By John Clark, EWTN News – (In 2018) in America magazine, there appeared an article titled, “Yes, democratic socialism is compatible with Catholic social teaching.” While it may be exasperating to see pro-socialism columns like these appear again and again, it’s not surprising. As it turns out, the core philosophy we now call “socialism” has been one of the most persistent errors in Church history.

How Will Abortion Factor in the Presidential Election? by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – At a Republican National Convention with perhaps the most vocal pro-life message ever, speakers discussed the medical realities of abortion and spoke out against late-term abortion… And according to political analysts, the Republicans’ decision to highlight the life issue so prominently — in contrast to the absence of any reference to abortion during the DNC — reflects a GOP belief that emphasizing the issue will both mobilize its own political base of religious voters and draw in other voters who disagree with the Democratic Party’s unqualified support for abortion rights.

Anthony Fauci: Pandemics are Increasing Because We’ve Provoked Mother Nature, by William M. Briggs

By William M. Briggs, The Stream – Fauci thinks “disease emergences reflect our increasing inability to live in harmony with nature.” He says that “we now live in a human-dominated world in which our increasingly extreme alterations of the environment induce increasingly extreme backlashes from nature.”… Build one too many truck stops and you “provoke” Mother Nature into an extreme backlash. Like the coronadoom — and the “deadly barrage” of other diseases they found but which didn’t turn out to be so deadly.

Party’s Over: Trump Orders Purge of ‘Critical Race Theory’ from Federal Agencies, by Allum Bokhari

By Allum Bokhari, Breitbart – At the direction of President Trump, the White House Office of Management and Budget will move to identify and eliminate any trace of “critical race theory” in the federal government… Critical race theory is the leftist, racist doctrine that forms the intellectual underpinnings of Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other radical organizations currently engaged in unrest on America’s streets… It alleges, among other things, that the United States is a white supremacist country, and that all white people are guilty of racism, whether they intend it or not.

You Can’t be a Christian and Vote for Joe Biden Because He’s Radically Pro-Abortion, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, LifeNews – (Democrat) Catholics for Biden, they called it, where the game was not to mention the unborn child. Only one of them did, the Nun from the Bus, Sister Simone Campbell, whose grinning and mugging for the camera was supposed to come off cute but achieved mostly a kind of weirdness… Campbell said we should care for the unborn by giving their moms proper nutrition and that care for the unborn was equally sacred to care for the Earth. Recall this is the same woman who told the Democratic National Convention last week that abortion was “above her paygrade.”

Trump: Time to Restore ‘Patriotic Education’, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – President Trump is not the only one to connect the violence playing out in the streets to the educational system and its indoctrination of young Americans… The effect of this [Marxist] theory has wreaked havoc on the nation and sowed seeds of national self-hatred… In an article titled “From Critical Theory to Chaos in our Streets,” published Thursday in The Epoch Times, author Michael Walsh draws a line from Nazi Germany of the 1930s to Columbia University in New York during the 1950s and 60s to the violence and death occurring on American streets 2020.

Biden Tells Kenosha, Wisc. Church Gathering: I Won’t Reveal My Tax Plan ‘Because They’ll Shoot Me’, by Craig Bannister

By y Craig Bannister, CNSNews – In Kenosha, Wisconsin, where tensions are running high due to the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden told an audience that “They’ll shoot me,” if he lays out the details of his tax plan.

Who’s Bankrolling BLM? by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – Georgia Democratic representative Vernon Jones told Fox News last week that all Democrats must condemn the mayhem playing out in American cities and find out who is financing the chaos… He emphasized: Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the entire DNC and Congress and all the state heads and chairs of Democratic parties, they need to come out and denounce this hatred, this vitriol, condemn Black Lives Matter and then Antifa.

Default to Atheism, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – I cannot prove it, but my strong impression is that for typical well-educated and relatively affluent Americans under forty years of age atheism is now the “default” position… When I speak of atheists, I have three kinds in mind: (1) Outright atheists, persons who are quite frank as to their disbelief; (2) diffident atheists, usually known as agnostics, who don’t believe in God, but like to tell themselves and others that they are open-minded about the question – even though they are not ….

President Trump Slams Joe Biden: Forcing Americans to Fund Abortions is “Abhorrent”

By Dave Andruski, LifeNews – Pro-life President Donald Trump today released a letter to pro-life Americans in which he wrote, “With your help, I will win re-election, ensuring we have another four years to fight in the trenches for unborn children and their mothers.”…
The President began his letter by recalling how, after running as a pro-life candidate and being elected in 2016, “Together we have accomplished so much for unborn children and their mothers during my first term in office.”

Dissident Catholics Launch ‘Catholics for Biden’ in Attempt to Secure Catholic Vote, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – A group calling itself “Catholics for Biden,” created to generate grassroots Catholic support for the Democrat Presidential candidate, is set to launch today… The national group, which appears to be the brainchild of Kennedy family members Mark Shriver and Tim Shriver, Jr., will kick-off with a Zoom meeting Thursday evening, featuring Senator Dick Durbin and Sister Simone Campbell among others.

Ecumenical Eco-Worship, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – An ecumenical “Season of Creation” begins this week, promoted by Catholic leaders… The “Season of Creation” is promoted annually by the World Council of Churches… It kicked off Tuesday with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and runs until Oct. 4…. in 2015, Pope Francis called on the Catholic Church to join the Sept. 1 ecological prayer day… This year’s “Season of Creation” has as its theme “Jubilee for the Earth,” because it is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, which was celebrated in 1970.

AG Barr: Universal Mail-In Voting ‘Is Playing With Fire’; Worried About Prospect of Counterfeit Ballots, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – Absentee voting is “fine,” AG William Barr told CNN’s “The Situation Room” on Wednesday. But universal mail-in ballots — “this is playing with fire,” he said… “We’re a very closely divided country here. And if people have to have confidence in the results of the election and the legitimacy of the government, and people trying to change the rules to this methodology, which, as a matter of logic, is very open to fraud and coercion, is reckless and dangerous. And people are playing with fire.”

The Lockdown Has Gone From a Mistake to a Crime, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Stream contributor – Four months ago, I wrote a column titled “The Worldwide Lockdown May Be the Greatest Mistake in History.” I explained that “‘mistake’ and ‘evil’ are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake; the Holocaust, slavery, communism, fascism, etc., were evils. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.”

Cardinal Dolan Latest Prelate To Be Duped By The Vatican On The McCarrick Report

By Complicit Clergy – Is it any wonder Catholics have lost trust in the Bishops?… Another day, another missed deadline. Today Cardinal Timothy Dolan joins the growing ranks of prelates who have had their reputations soiled by carrying the Vatican’s water of deceit on the McCarrick report. In early August, Dolan told a group of clergy that Vatican sources said the McCarrick report would be issued before the end of August… Today is September 1st and there is still no report… Here’s a summary of some of the major events surrounding the promised McCarrick report ….

Students for Life: ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “No other entity, no other thing kills more Black Americans every single day than abortion,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action during a virtual news conference Tuesday. “360 babies every single day are ended by Planned Parenthood, snuffed out of existence by Planned Parenthood — and those are just Black lives.”

President Trump’s 2nd Term Priority: Protecting Unborn Babies “Through Every Means Available”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump has announced a long list of priorities for his second term in office. Among them is a renewed dedication to protecting unborn children from abortion and protecting the religious rights of Christian American who don’t want to be forced to fund abortions… In a bullet point list of dozens of priorities, the Trump campaign listed “Protect unborn life through every means available” — which would build on the tremendously pro-life record Trump has built as president so far.

Will Planned Parenthood’s Millions Tip the 2020 Election? by Peter Jesserer Smith

By Peter Jesserer Smith, EWTN News – The 2020 election cycle is witnessing an unprecedented amount of money spent over abortion politics… Planned Parenthood’s political operations have invested heavily in Democratic candidates, campaigns and organizations in order to protect hundreds of millions of dollars of annual revenue coming into the abortion giant… At the outset of the 2020 election cycle, Planned Parenthood pledged to raise $45 million — more than triple what it raised in 2016…

Denver Archbishop: Abortion Key Election Issue

By David Nussman, Church Militant – As election day draws closer, an American archbishop is stressing the need to protect the unborn… Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver posted a meme on Twitter Friday contrasting the nun who spoke at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) with the nun who spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC)… Speaks for itself! Lord, help us embrace the Gospel of Life!

Fauci Fades From Headlines But Media Scared of New Doc, by Chad Groening, Billy Davis

By Chad Groening, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – Dr. Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has become a leading face of the federal government’s response to the virus. He has largely disappeared from public view in recent weeks but his name came up during President Trump’s Fox News interview with Laura Ingraham… “You know, you inherit a lot of people. It’s part of the machinery,” Trump said of Dr. Fauci. “And you have some you love, some you don’t.”… Trump went on to insist he likes the medical expert but doesn’t agree with him often.

The Communist’s Catechism, by Paul Kengor

By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine – The opening lines of the Communist Manifesto could not have been more eerily apt: “A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of communism,” wrote Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in 1848. “All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.”… Marx and Engels opted for such words: a specter, a haunting specter—a specter haunting Europe. Marx and Engels further opted for the word “exorcise”—the process for expunging a demon. …

Are You Pro-Eternal-Life? That’s Likely to Shape Your Politics, by Jason Jones

By Jason Jones, The Stream – If we aim at being good, we’ll be happy as a side-effect. If we grasp at happiness instead of goodness, we’ll end up with neither… This maxim applies to political movements and parties too. Take those whose commitments begin with our duties to God, and our nature as incarnate persons. They tend to set up institutions where people can live free and happy.

Should Government Raise Our 3-Year Olds? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken an unambiguous stand on this. Caring for 3-year-old children, in their view, is the government’s job… The same Democratic platform that dedicates the party to “creating a society where children are safe” also says: “Like the majority of Americans, Democrats believe every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.”

100 Black Pro-Life Leaders Slam Planned Parenthood: “Black Lives” Don’t Matter to You, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – More than 100 Black pro-life leaders urged the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to denounce its racist founder’s views in a letter Tuesday… Organized by Human Coalition Action and the Frederick Douglass Foundation, the letter asks Planned Parenthood CEO Alexis McGill Johnson to “confront the systemic racism of America’s abortion practices and to publicly renounce the racist legacy of your founder, Margaret Sanger.”

CNA: San Francisco Archbishop Calls on Mayor to End ‘Excessive Limits’ on Outdoor Mass

By Catholic News Agency – In a letter to San Francisco’s Mayor London Breed and other city officials, Arch. Salvatore Cordileone on Monday called on the city’s secular authorities to, “at a minimum, remove the excessive limits on outdoor public worship.”… “Particularly for us as Catholics, attending the Mass and receiving the Body and Blood of Christ in person is the source and the summit of our faith, and we have shown we can celebrate the Mass safely,” Arch. Cordileone wrote Aug. 31…. The San Francisco County Dept. of Health is currently limiting outdoor worship services to 12 people, with indoor worship services prohibited.

Pope Francis: Pandemic is a ‘Wake-Up Call’ to Care for Creation, by Courtney Mares

By Courtney Mares, CNA – Pope Francis released a message Tuesday for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation in which he called for repentance for humanity’s broken bonds with God’s creation and with others… “Today we hear the voice of creation admonishing us to return to our rightful place in the natural created order — to remember that we are part of this interconnected web of life, not its masters. The disintegration of biodiversity, spiralling climate disasters, and unjust impact of the current pandemic on the poor and vulnerable: all these are a wake-up call in the face of our rampant greed and consumption,” Pope Francis wrote…

Catholic Bishop: Christian Voters “Cannot Support Candidates Who Will Advance Abortion”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Archbishop Samuel Aquila urged Americans to “embrace the Gospel of Life” last week after the conclusion of the Republican and Democrat national conventions… Aquila, the archbishop of Denver, Colorado, has been advocating for the rights and protections of unborn babies for years. Four years ago, he also said Catholics, in good conscience, “cannot support candidates who will advance abortions,” Breitbart reports.

Abortion Supporter Joe Biden Quotes St. John Paul II, Dr. Susan Berry

 Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – Democrat nominee Joe Biden, an avid supporter of abortion rights, closed a campaign speech in Pittsburgh on Monday by citing Saint John Paul II, who urged Christians to “be not afraid.”… Blaming President Donald Trump for the violent riots left-wing anarchists have staged in American cities, Biden said, “Donald Trump is determined to instill fear in America. That is what his entire campaign for the presidency comes down to, fear.”… “I believe Americans are stronger than that,” he continued. “I believe we’ll be guided by the words of Pope John Paul II, words drawn from the scriptures: be not afraid, be not afraid.”

Sister Deirdre’s ‘Old-Fashioned’ Religious Witness, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Sister Deirdre Byrne is a formidable woman, and her speech to the Republican convention has—obviously and understandably—energized President Trump’s Catholic supporters. What I found most impressive, however, was not her endorsement of the President’s re-election bid, but her bold proclamation: …I am not just pro-life, I am pro-eternal life. I want all of us to end up in heaven together someday.

Wuhan Virus: Vatican Woos Marxist WCC, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – The Vatican is promoting a new interreligious document on the Wuhan virus pandemic in collaboration with the world’s largest organization of non-Catholic churches… Co-published by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches (WCC), “Serving a Wounded World in Interreligious Solidarity: A Christian Call to Reflection and Action During COVID-19 and Beyond” renews Pope Francis’ call to “ecological conversion.”

CANCELED: Margaret Sanger – Founder of the Largest Abortion Provider in the U.S., by Olivia Summers

By Olivia Summers, American Center for Law and Justice – It is well documented – and we’ve been telling you for years – that Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a eugenicist who believed that society could, and should, create a superior race of people… Yet, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly overlooked its founder’s racist ideals and goals and has referred to her as “a woman of heroic accomplishments” who was, “like all heroes[,] . . . complex and imperfect.”

Dr. Fauci’s Hydroxychloroquine Denial, by Mikko Paunio

By Mikko Paunio, Real Clear Politics – As an epidemiologist, I believe that America has been profoundly ill-served by the contribution of its public health authorities to the debate on the efficacy of treating vulnerable COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). It is a debate with a direct link to whether America’s schools should reopen next month… Distinguished Yale epidemiologist Harvey Risch has written extensively on the meticulous research demonstrating the efficacy of the early administration of HCQ in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin and zinc.

BLM Hijacks MLK’s Dream, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, The Patriot Post – On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 57 years ago Friday, Martin Luther King Jr. famously gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. Seeking to exploit and co-opt that momentous event in the history of the civil rights movement, the infamous race hustler Al Sharpton, along with members of his leftist National Action Network, organized a rally of Marxist Black Lives Matter1 activists entitled, “Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks.”

Here’s the Shockingly Small Number of People Who Died From Only the Coronavirus, by Bronson Stocking

By Bronson Stocking, Townhall – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website disclosed the shockingly small number of people who died from only the Wuhan coronavirus, with no other cause of death mentioned. Hold on to your hat because here it is: out of the 161,392 deaths in the CDC data, just six percent, about 9,700 deaths, were attributed to the coronavirus alone.

Ben Carson Calls Out Racism of Abortion at Republican National Convention

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – ‘What is racist is the fact that African Americans have the highest abortion rate,’ Trump’s secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in his convention speech… The real systemic racism plaguing the United States is the disparate number of black lives destroyed by abortion, U.S. Housing & Urban Development secretary Dr. Ben Carson declared Thursday evening during the final night of the RNC.

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Group Endorses President Trump: “A Tireless Champion for Babies”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – A Pennsylvania pro-life organization has issued an endorsement for President Donald Trump just one day after a pro-life acceptance speech where Trump said unborn babies have a God-given right to life… The president led off by talking about Biden’s hypocrisy, saying he claims to stand for little people but ignores the plight of the littlest people of all – unborn children… “Joe Biden claims he has empathy for the vulnerable – yet the party he leads supports the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth,” Trump said.

Trump: Biden is “Weak” and “A Trojan Horse for Socialists”; Calls Out ‘Liberal Hypocrites’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – One of President Trump’s many criticisms of Joe Biden, expressed in his Thursday night acceptance speech, is that Biden is “weak” and “a Trojan horse for socialists.”… Trump said Biden is beholden to “liberal hypocrites” who do not practice what they preach: Joe Biden is weak. He takes his marching orders from liberal hypocrites who drive their cities into the ground while fleeing far from the scene of the wreckage.

Americans Want Peace, Not Portland’s Riots and Perverse Leadership

By Lora Ries, Heritage Foundation – Portland has suffered through more than 80 consecutive nights of violent riots. Enough is enough… These endless riots are not saving Black lives. They are destroying lives. They are destroying businesses. They are rending the social fabric of the entire city… The political leadership in Portland and elsewhere has been profoundly lacking and, in some cases, perverse. Just last Saturday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., called for more “unrest,” stating “there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”

Notre Dame Distances From Lou Holtz Comments That Joe Biden is ‘Catholic in Name Only’, by Zac Al-Khateeb

By Zac Al-Khateeb, Sporting News – Notre Dame president the Rev. John I. Jenkins.. rejected Holtz’s comments, saying “we must never question the sincerity of another’s faith.”… “While Coach Lou Holtz is a former coach at Notre Dame, his use of the University’s name at the RNC must not be taken to imply that the University endorses his views, any candidate or any political party. Moreover, we Catholics should remind ourselves that while we may judge the objective moral quality of another’s actions, we must never question the sincerity of another’s faith, which is due to the mysterious working of grace in that person’s heart. In this fractious time, let us remember that our highest calling is to love.”

Archbishop of Denver Calls Out Anti-Catholic Attacks, AOC Following Statue Vandalism, by Michael Karlik

By Michael Karlik, Colorado Politics –
Following the vandalism of a church statue earlier this month, Arch. of Denver Samuel J. Aquila.. called out targeted acts of violence toward Catholics and one prominent congresswoman for anti-Catholic bias… “This attack is one in a series of destructive acts and defacements around the country that target Catholics and the faith that we hold dear,” wrote Aquila… “The message seems to be that the Catholic faith is not welcome by these violent individuals, and we cannot allow this response to be met with silence.”

Nikki Haley Is No Conservative, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Mrs. Haley may very well have a sterling pro-life record in South Carolina, which would hardly be a controversial place for such actions. But in the hothouse of the U.N., where abortion is involved in every debate—even in debates about peace and war—the Ambassador was almost entirely silent. Pro-lifers had to fight her office for table scraps, even though President Trump’s pro-life foreign policy was well known.

Kenosha’s Kyle Rittenhouse: Scapegoat or Patriot? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – As we watch armed political gangs take over our cities, with the connivance of many governors and mayors, we see the media focusing instead on a single scapegoat. His name is Kyle Rittenhouse, and he is 17. Stories are churning out of the media apparat vilifying a young man who joined some armed citizens trying to defend Kenosha, Wisconsin businesses from looters. Those looters used the pretext of the police shooting of Jacob Blake earlier this week.

WATCH: Biden ‘Catholic in Name Only,’ Says Legendary College Football Coach Lou Holtz, by Doug Mainwaring

 By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – ‘The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history,’ the former Notre Dame coach declared… “I believe President Trump is a consistent winner, an outstanding leader, and deserves to be reelected as our president,” declared Hall of Fame former football coach Lou Holtz at the outset of his speech at the Republican National Convention… Holtz said that one of the important reasons President Trump has his trust is because “nobody has been a stronger advocate for the unborn.”

President Trump: “All Children, Born and Unborn, Have a God-Given Right to Life”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – President Donald Trump blasted pro-abortion Democrat nominee Joe Biden on abortion Thursday night as he accepted the Republican nomination for another term as president… “Joe Biden claims he has empathy for the vulnerable – yet the party he leads supports the extreme late-term abortion of defenseless babies right up to the moment of birth,” Trump said. “Democrat leaders talk about moral decency, but they have no problem with stopping a baby’s beating heart in the 9th month of pregnancy.”

Full Text: Sr. Deirdre “Dede” Byrne’s Speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention, Rosary, “Weapon of Choice”

Catholic News Agency – Donald Trump is the most pro-life president this nation has ever had, defending life at all stages. His belief in the sanctity of life transcends politics. President Trump will stand up against Biden-Harris, who are the most anti-life presidential ticket ever, even supporting the horrors of late-term abortion and infanticide. Because of his courage and conviction, President Trump has earned the support of America’s pro-life community. Moreover, he has a nationwide of religious standing behind him. You’ll find us here with our weapon of choice, the rosary. Thank you, Mr. President, we are all praying for you. 

CNN: “Fiery But Mostly Peaceful Protests” in Kenosha, by Todd Starnes

By Todd Starnes – More than three dozen buildings were burned down, a multitude of people were injured, law enforcement was brutalized, and at least two people were killed… CNN called the situation in Kenosha “fiery but mostly peaceful.”… CNN is stupid, but mostly ignorant.

At RNC, Young Congressional Hopeful Hauls Himself Out of Wheelchair, Recites Pledge

By Patrick Goodenough, CNSNews – A 25-year-old running for a seat that would make him the youngest member of Congress ended his speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night by hauling himself out of his wheelchair, standing to recite an adaptation of the pledge of allegiance… The striking moment came at the end of an address in which Madison Cawthorn referred to kneeling before God, but standing for the flag.

WATCH! Abby Johnson: Election Choice Between ‘Anti-Life Radicals’ and ‘Most Pro-Life President’, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – During her address at the Republican National Convention (RNC) Tuesday night, pro-life leader Abby Johnson laid out the stark choice Americans must make in November between “two radical, anti-life activists and the most pro-life president we’ve ever had.”… The former Planned Parenthood director who now runs a ministry that helps other abortion workers leave their jobs, painted a grisly picture of the abortion industry from her own eight years of experience… “When I was in college, Planned Parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair,” she explained about how she first became involved with the abortion business. “They talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortion ‘safe, legal and rare.’”

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

By  Michael J. Matt, Editor, Remnant TV – 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… Using multiple video clips, Michael shows how everyone from Soros, to Gates, to Schwab, to Al Gore and the Secretary-General of the United Nations are only too eager to admit exactly what The Great Reset is all about.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Will Biden’s “Devout” Faith Fool Pro-life Voters?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – It’s hard not to laugh at Prof. George’s article. Because it’s precisely the sort of hot air that Catholics hear all the time from supposedly “Catholic” politicians like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. When pro-lifers point out that such stridently pro-abortion politicians are scarcely Catholic, they (and their supporters) will typically respond with a bunch of gobbledygook about how they went to a Jesuit school, or a school run by nuns, or how they’re actually very pro-life because they believe that everybody should be nice to other people.

Biden Wants To Fund What He Admits Is the Taking Of Human Life, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – If you take Joe Biden at his word, he intends to do something profoundly evil: codify a “right” to deliberately kill innocent human beings and then use federal dollars to pay for that killing… Back in 2012, when then-Vice President Biden debated Rep. Paul Ryan, who was the Republican vice presidential nominee, Biden conceded a scientific fact — but postured as if it were a religious proposition… With regard to abortion,” Biden said, “I accept my church’s position on abortion as what we call a de fide doctrine. Life begins at conception. That’s the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life.”

Liberals Trash Herschel Walker With Racial Slurs After Football Star Endorses President Trump, by Cortney O’Brien

By Cortney O’Brien, LifeNews – “I’m not an actor, a singer, or a politician,” Herschel Walker explained right off the bat during his RNC speech Monday night.”… “I’ve known Donald Trump for 37 years,” he explained… At a football stadium or in a boardroom, Walker says that Trump proved himself to be a man of character… “He taught me that your family should be your top priority. I watched him treat janitors, security guards, and waiters, the same way he would treat a VIP. He made them feel special because he knew they were. He understands that they are the people who make this country run.”

Scalise Scolds Pelosi for Calling GOP ‘Domestic Enemies’: ‘I Was Shot Because of This Kind of Unhinged Rhetoric’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “Disgusting,” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) tweeted on Monday. “Nancy Pelosi just called Republicans ‘domestic enemies.’ I was shot because of this kind of unhinged rhetoric. Where’s the media outrage?”… Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said the Russians aren’t the only ones trying to interfere in the 2020 election: “We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic,” Pelosi said. “And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”

The Bishops’ One-Sided ‘Dialogue’ with Joe Biden, by Complicit Clergy

By Complicit Clergy – Another presidential campaign is upon us, and so it’s time for another round of feisty debate on the time-worn topic: Should Joe Biden be allowed to receive Communion?… That debate, as practiced by American Catholics, was not always about Biden specifically. There was John Kerry before him, and Geraldine Ferraro behind that, and the same question has been asked regarding Nancy Pelosi and the late Ted Kennedy and many other Catholic politicians. But Biden himself has been the main topic at least since 2008.

A Most Consequential Presidency, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in our world,” Trump is all-in on “America first.” Bush transnationalism belongs to yesterday.

NeverTrump David French Gaslights Pro-Lifers, by Jason Jones & John Zmirak

By Jason Jones & John Zmirak, The Stream – In his latest Rube Goldberg contraption designed to show why pro-lifers should not back a pro-life president, David French exhausts himself. It’s frankly hard to slog through something that long when one’s so busy cringing. Here is a once-prominent public intellectual, who actually toyed with running for president of the U.S., reduced to peddling sophistries to his ever-shrinking audience. His point?… It doesn’t matter if you refuse to vote against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. …

Saint Louis IX: Racist or Religionist? by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – The noise this summer atop Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis, clamoring that something be done about the bronze cast of Charles Henry Niehaus’s “The Apotheosis of Saint Louis” should be remembered on this feast day of the sainted King of France… The ignorant anger that has taken the nation in its grip, toppling and defacing memorials that hearken to times of perceived or alleged racial division, has deemed the iconic statue of the crusader king unworthy for modern display. Why? Because Louis was, of course, a racist… While Louis IX’s history is scant on evidence that he was a racist, it is rife with evidence that he was a religionist.

Planned Parenthood Leaders Admit Under Oath to Killing Babies in Illegal Partial-Birth Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – The Center for Medical Progress released horrific new video footage today showing Planned Parenthood leaders admitting to killing babies in illegal partial-birth abortions to obtain their body parts for sale for grisly research… The new video follows on a prior video showing deposition statements in which Planned Parenthood officials admitting to selling the body parts of aborted babies… During the new video, top Planned Parenthood leaders give sworn depositions in which they admit to changing abortion procedures to harvest more usable fetal organs and tissues.

Donald Trump Begins Four-Night Engagement … AKA ‘The RNC Convention’, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Donald J. Trump begins a four night engagement tonight, live from the White House, Charlotte and who knows where else. Technically, it’s the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, but thanks to Covid-19, participants and venues will be scattered about the country… However, make no mistake, Trump will be the top act on the bill every night. And why not?… Politics aside, love him or hate him, he’s the best show in town. Why keep him away?

Memo to Joe: Lockdowns Do More Harm than Good, by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – We remember the President Trump’s original directive from mid-March: “15 days to slow the spread.” So we dutifully, patriotically obliged. Soon thereafter, though, it became 45 days, and we began to wonder: And then what? Another month? And then another?… Originally, our goal was to slow the spread and thereby keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed — which we did. But somehow, folks got it in their heads that a complete lockdown of our country — schools, sports, restaurants, movie theaters, social gatherings — was the best way to handle the Wuhan coronavirus. It wasn’t.

A Campaign to Move Country Back to Freedom, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Twila Brase, president of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom, has launched a “Face Freedom” campaign that encourages people to go without a mask on Fridays… “On Face Freedom Friday, just take a picture of you or whoever you’re with without a mask and then send it around your social network with #FaceFreedom,” Brase said… “We need to move this country back to freedom of their faces, freedom to breathe, freedom to speak — all of this without a barrier — freedom to see each other’s expressions, freedom to communicate.”

How the United Nations Promotes an Anti-Family Agenda, by Virginia Allen

By Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – Kimberly Ells arrived at the United Nations excited to engage in work to strengthen families around the world. What she found was an agenda to dismantle the traditional family, promote sexuality to children, and reduce parenthood to a burdensome civil construct… Several years ago, I think it was 2013, I found a document online in the course of just research and so forth, and it was a document all about children’s sexual rights and promoting sexual rights for children. …

Msgr. Charles Pope: In Times of Harsh Political Discourse, What Do the Scriptures Say?

By Msgr. Charles Pope – We are in times of strident political protest that includes a lot of harsh language, personal attacks, name calling, and even debased and profane terms. There are tweets, and angry monologues, harsh commentary on news networks, and interruptive press conferences and news interviews that sound more like a brawl than a debate. To put it all more pleasantly, these are times of “colorful” discourse.

God, Guns and the Government (Watch), by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant – In this week’s Mic’d Up, the Second Amendment is defended from a Catholic angle… Michael Voris interviews Jason Jones, executive producer of the 2006 People’s Choice Award-winning film Bella. Jason, along with his co-author John Zmirak, also wrote The Race to Save Our Century: Five Core Principles to Promote Peace, Freedom, and a Culture Of Life.

A.G. Barr on ‘Public Education:’ ‘That’s a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – If you want to find “systemic racism” in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is “maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers’ unions,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps “inner-city kids in failing schools,” he added.

Schumer Might Scrap Filibuster to Advance Biden’s Abortion Agenda: “We’ll Do Whatever It Takes”, by Andrew Trunsky

By Andrew Trunsky, LifeNews – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer left the fate of the filibuster up in the air Thursday, saying that Democrats would “do what it takes” to advance their agenda should Democratic nominee Joe Biden win the presidency and the party retake the Senate majority… Schumer said that his party has a “moral imperative” to fulfill its promises made to the American people during a radio interview with “The Joe Madison Show.”

Video: Planned Parenthood Admits Racism, by Patriot Post

Media Editors, Patriot Post – But there is a lot about its past and present that continues to be ignored… Planned Parenthood is finally starting to admit its racism, but there is a lot about its past and present that continues to be ignored. The fact is, until it closes its doors for good, it won’t even have begun to confront the injustices it has committed.

Dems’ Agenda: Strip God from American Life, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The Democrats continue their war on God. This week, it continues to play out in public at their national convention. The latest salvo has come from two caucus leaders who apparently got the memo that God was disinvited from the Pledge of Allegiance… The Left has always found God verbiage offensive. From replacing “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” to seeking to erase “In God we trust” on our money, the movement has sought to erase all references to God.

Joe Biden Changes Declaration of Independence Again in Democrat Acceptance Speech, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Joe Biden just can’t seem the get the Declaration of Independence right, putting his feminist spin on one of the most-often quoted lines in history… In his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night, Biden quoted the founding document… “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal,” Biden said.

Pope Francis Backs ‘Universal’ COVID Vaccination ‘For All’, WHO Thrilled, by Dorothy Cummings McLean

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews – Pope Francis has backed global elites such as Bill Gates when it comes to a Coronavirus vaccination, saying that it should be “universal and for all.”… Vaccine critics, including environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., are warning that key parts of testing are being skipped in the push to develop a COVID vaccine. Critics warn about the risks of large-scale injury and other health-related consequences that could result from a largely untested vaccine that is suddenly injected into millions.

Legal Abortion ‘Above My Pay Grade,’ Says Religious Sister Who Will Pray at DNC, by Kevin Jones

By Kevin Jones, CNA – Sister Simone Campbell, who (was) set to offer a prayer at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, has declined to take a stand on the morality of abortion protections, and a CNA examination finds donors to her organization, Network Lobby, have links to pro-abortion rights advocacy… Asked Aug. 19 whether her organization opposes the legal protection of abortion, Campbell told CNA, “That is not our issue. That is not it. It is above my pay grade.”… “It’s not the issue that we work on. I’m a lawyer. I would have to study it more intensely than I have,” Campbell added.

Will the Catholic Bishops Call Out Joe? by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – As a cradle Catholic and recipient of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal, Joe Biden is outspoken in declaring that the principles and beliefs of his Catholic faith guide his public life… “Joe is a man of faith,” was a recurring theme at the Democratic convention that nominated him to become our second Catholic president… Biden has often affirmed the centrality of his faith to his decisions in public life. In a video released on the eve of the convention, he credited Pope Francis and the nuns who educated him with making him the man he is today…. He is now an all-in Roe v. Wade Catholic who supports a woman’s right to abortion and believes the tax dollars of his fellow Catholics should pay for the abortions of women who cannot afford them.

Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend, by Wayne Grudem

By Wayne Grudem, Townhall – Thank you for your thoughtful, honest email explaining why you felt frustration and anger about my public support of Donald Trump. I’m glad that you wrote as you did rather than leaving the matter unspoken… Thank you also for writing, as a long-time friend, to express your concerns that my support of Trump might jeopardize the reputation that I have built as a trusted professor of theology and ethics for the last 43 years, and that my pro-Trump stance undermines the credibility of the label “evangelical,” and even of the Christian gospel itself.

Justice for Steve Bannon: by Michael Warren Davis

By Michael Warren Davis, Crisis Magazine – On August 20, Stephen K. Bannon was arrested on charges of fraud connected to $1 million he received from an organization called We Build the Wall, Inc.
We Build the Wall began as a GoFundMe campaign. Its goal was to raise funds to build the “Trump Wall” along the U.S./Mexico border. Eventually, it evolved into a 501(c)(4) nonprofit—We Build the Wall, Inc.—which is now worth $25 million. Mr. Bannon serves as chairman of the group’s advisory board, and supposedly allocated $350,000 to We Build the Wall’s founder and president, Brian Kolfage.

CNSNews: Biden on Catholicism: ‘My Idea of Self, of Family, of Community, of the Wider World Comes Straight from My Religion’

By CNSNews.com Staff – Former VP Joe Biden (says) that his life was shaped by his Catholic faith… (Today) Biden, as demonstrated in statements published on his campaign website, is running for president this year as a champion of legalized abortion on demand, federally funded abortion, same-sex marriage, transgenderism, and requiring health-insurance plans to cover abortion-inducing drugs and devices even if the business owner paying for the plan has a moral or religious objection to that.

Everything the Left Touches It Ruins. Now Add Science. by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – More than two years ago, I wrote a column titled “Whatever the Left Touches It Ruins.” I listed eight examples: The universities… The arts: music, art and architecture… Sports… Mainstream Judaism, Protestantism and Catholicism… Race relations… Women’s happiness… Children’s innocence… And, perhaps most disturbingly, America’s commitment to free speech… One should now add the sciences.

Democrat Party Approves Platform Supporting Abortions Up to Birth at Taxpayer Expense, by Bill Donohue

By Bill Donohue, LifeNews – Pro-life Democrats tried to persuade Joe Biden and the leadership of the Democratic Party to soften their language on abortion rights. But the 2020 Democratic Party Platform that passed on August 19 shows they lost. Indeed, they lost on every recommendation they made… On May 12, Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats For Life of America (DFLA), wrote a letter to the members of the Platform Committee. She made four recommendations, three of which were specific.

President Trump’s Bioethics Panel Rejects 13 Projects Using Body Parts From Aborted Babies, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new bioethics advisory board appointed by President Donald Trump released its first report Tuesday, recommending that the government reject funding for 13 of 14 research projects that plan to use aborted baby body parts… The recommendations are good news. Pro-life leaders have been urging the Trump administration to stop using tax dollars to fund unethical research for years. Under the Obama administration, millions of tax dollars were used to fund disturbing research studies, including one to create “humanized mice” with tissue from potentially viable aborted babies.

Dear USCCB: You Must Be Clear That Catholics Cannot Support Pro-Abortion Biden-Harris Ticket, by Dan Zeidler

By Dan Zeidler, LifeSiteNews – Dear Bishops Perry, Cahill, Campbell, Cisneros, Haines, Knestout, Madden, Sansaricq, and Staff person Donna Toliver Grimes: I write to express my strong disapproval of statements attributed to USCCB official Donna Toliver Grimes which I believe exacerbate the grave situation the country finds itself in… It is extremely obvious that given the Democratic Party’s long-time extreme position against the right to life of unborn children, a position that only gets worse, and the radical pro-abortion positions of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, anything that seems to indicate that officials of the USCCB publicly favor the Democrats is totally unacceptable and deadly.

CNA: The Biden Platform: What Catholics Should Know

By Catholic News Agency – On marriage, Biden supported the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, but in 2012 said he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage; his comments as vice president in an election year prodded President Obama to announce his support for same-sex marriage days later. As VP, Biden himself officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony for two White House staffers in 2016… Regarding abortion, the 2020 DNC platform builds upon the 2016 platform that one former Obama campaign staffer characterized was “extreme.”

The Democrats Are Seceding From the Union. Again. (Video) by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – To pretend that Antifa and Black Lives Matter aren’t (the Democratic Party’s) street-fighting wings, as the IRA is Sinn Fein’s… Of course, you’d have to ignore the fact that Democrat senators won’t denounce Antifa crimes, and Democrat mayors won’t prosecute them. And that Black Lives Matter funnels donations to the DNC. But those facts are so ugly we’re motivated to ignore them. To pretend that the Democrats are still a mainstream, patriotic party. It helps us sleep at night. This is America. We’re immune.

Kamala Harris, Lotus-Eater, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Pres. Donald Trump warned that, if elected… Joe Biden would “hurt God”—an arresting thing to say, and worthy of some consideration. While it is possible that Mr. Biden will in some sense be able to hurt God—as we all do with our sinfulness—he is more likely to hurt the Catholic Church, the church Christ founded, which is His Mystical Body on earth. And Joe Biden’s selection of Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential nominee makes that even more of a possibility.

WATCH! Pope Francis Endorses Universal Vaccines: Great Reset?, by Dr. Taylor Marshall

By Dr Taylor Marshall – At his Wednesday audience from Vatican City, Pope Francis endorsed his support of a universal vaccine that would belong to humanity. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is this akin to the plan of Bill Gates? Dr Taylor Marshall provides analysis.

WOW! VIDEO: DNC Promotes BLM–“STOP! Hey, What’s That Sound? Everybody Look Biden’s Going Down”

Media Editors, Patriot Post – The opening night of the Democratic National Convention included a music video featuring a Stephen Stills and Billy Porter rehash of the Buffalo Springfield classic, “For What It’s Worth” (“Stop, Hey, What’s What Sound?”). The effect — meant to conjure the “mystic chords of memory” from a time when the country was bitterly divided — instead offered comic relief and the sense that Biden’s going down.

Neutering God, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – Faithful Catholics in St. Louis are warning municipalities and other local governments against adopting gender-neutral language that makes God genderless… Following St. Louis County’s adoption Aug. 4 of a gender-neutral charter, Catholics now find themselves living under a government that refuses to refer to God as “He” or “Him,” and Catholic leaders are sounding the alarm…

Meet Trump’s New Coronavirus Adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, Who Frequently Criticized Lockdown Measures and Believes in the Full Reopening of Schools

By Ashley Collman, Business Insider – President Donald Trump has taken on a new coronavirus adviser who shares his belief that schools and college football should resume in the fall — as he continues to be at odds with top experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci… At the White House’s coronavirus briefing on Monday, Trump announced the hiring of Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank at Stanford University…

Senator Sticking Up for Catholics, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., penned a letter to U.S A. G. William Barr Aug. 11, asking him to take action against those who attack Catholic churches and statues… “The trend of desecrating Catholic spaces and property must stop,” Sen. Kennedy stated. “I trust you are actively working to identify and prosecute those who have committed these destructive acts. I ask that you also focus your efforts on preventing such violence to both Catholic people and property.”… “The Founding Fathers considered freedom of religion so integral to the fabric of the nation that they codified it in the First Amendment to the Constitution. We cannot let a handful of people destroy this fundamental right.”

Pressure for Enforced COVID Vaccination (and More?), by Dr. Jeff Mirus 

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – In the twenty-first century West, we seem remarkably afraid to die—to the point of imposing highly-restrictive socio-economic policies to continuously minimize that possibility. But in discussing this with others, I have begun to see the problem as something more than that: We are remarkably afraid of not being in control… In the secular West, we have sacrificed faith in God to the myth that we can control our own destiny. This myth has repeatedly exploded into dominance among society’s elites over the past 250 years.

Radical Pro-Abortion Democrats Want to take Over the Senate. Here’s the Pro-Life Candidates, by Karen Cross

By Karen Cross, LifeNews – Radical pro-abortion Democrats are eager to take back the U.S. Senate. They are only a few seats away! We cannot allow that to happen… With Charles Schumer as Senate Majority Leader, Democrats would advance an agenda of abortion on demand and taxpayer funding of abortion. And they would be in a position to determine the fates of judicial nominees, including potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Joe Biden’s Racial Awakening, by Anne Hendershott

By Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine – For those of us who recall Senator Biden’s leadership in crafting the most racially biased drug and incarceration policies throughout the 1980s and 1990s, it is difficult to take him seriously when he claims to believe that black lives matter to him… Biden did not seem to worry about black lives in 1984 when he joined Strom Thurmond in co-sponsoring the Comprehensive Crime Control Act, establishing mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses… Biden did not seem to worry about black lives in 1986 when he co-sponsored the racist Anti-Drug Abuse Act…

“The Metamemetic Insurrection” – White House Siege, by Joseph Enders 

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – A leftist group is vowing to place the White House under siege… The 50-day protest, starting on Sept. 17, is being promoted by a revolutionary group called “Adbusters.”… Though claiming to want nonviolent protest, the group’s website provides questionable suggestions on what to bring to the protest: “Stuff your backpack with the tools of nonviolent revolution, and bring intelligence to match your enthusiasm.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Biden-Harris Ticket Threatens Faith, Family, and Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In one of the most troubling episodes in recent politics, in 2018 Harris grilled a Catholic district judicial nominee in Nebraska on his membership in the Knights of Columbus. In written questions, Harris asked Brian Buescher whether he was aware that the Knights “opposed a women’s right to choose” and “opposed marriage equality” when he joined the group. One of Harris’ Democratic colleagues went even further, asking Buescher whether he would quit the Knights – to which millions of Catholic men belong – “to avoid any appearance of bias.”

Rev. Graham to Lead Prayer March on Washington: We’ll ‘Pray That God Will Intervene, Save this Nation’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Evangelical Christian leader Rev. Franklin Graham will lead a Prayer March in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26 where he, along with other Christians — and people of all faiths that want to attend — will call upon God to “intervene and save this nation.”… “Our communities are hurting, our people are divided and there’s fear and uncertainty all around us,”… “Let’s join together and do the most important thing, and that is to pray. We’re going to pray that God will intervene and save this nation.”

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League, by Patrick J. Buchanan

By Patrick J. Buchanan – Is it praiseworthy to advance Hispanic applicants over Asian applicants with far higher test scores and academic achievements? Why? What did these Chinese, Korean, Filipino and Vietnamese high school seniors do to deserve discrimination in the country to which their parents came where, supposedly, “All men are created equal”?… If the definition of racism is deliberate discrimination based on race, color or national origin, Yale University appears to be a textbook case of “systemic racism.”

God, Guns and the Government: A Paper to Send Your Pastor, by Jason Jones, John Zmirak

By Jason Jones, John Zmirak, The Stream – Natural allies aren’t always bosom buddies… It took far too long for Evangelical Christians and Catholics to work together in the pro-life movement, for instance. But now they are a powerful force, which also defends religious liberty against hostile government initiatives… Those of us concerned about religious freedom and constitutional liberties have ample reason to put the Second Amendment among the foremost rights we lobby to protect. Even if we might personally have no interest in target practice or hunting, we need to see that central to our tradition and everything else we value stand two crucial assertions…

USCCB Official ‘Elated’ Over Biden’s Pro-Abortion VP Pick Kamala Harris, by Doug Mainwaring

 By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ assistant director of African American Affairs has publicly expressed her enthusiasm for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate… “I was so elated. We, the community, need good news, and this was just wonderful,” Donna Toliver Grimes told Catholic News Service, the official news service of the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB)… Grimes said Harris is “really deserving and brings a lot to the table.”

Levin’s Warning: A State That Can Mandate Masks Has Unlimited Power, by John Jakubisin

By John Jakubisin, CNSNews – Conservative radio host Mark Levin said Thursday that if a government can implement a mask mandate, its power is unlimited… “The government that has the power to mandate that you wear a mask, even though the science doesn’t compel it, when you are outside, no matter the conditions, no matter the social distancing, no matter the environment, is a government that’s power is limited how?” he asked. “How is that power limited in any respect? It’s not.”

Must Read: The Two Most Dangerous Men in the World? by Steve Jalsevac

By Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews – The main purpose of this post is to engage you to watch the incredible July 28 video by Dave Cullen, titled “The Rising Resistance to the New Abnormal.” Only 34 minutes and 41 seconds long, it packs a big wallop directly related to the title of this article, including highly supportive video footage of Bill Gates that reveals how truly dangerous and weird this man, one of the world’s wealthiest, has become.

Liberty Counsel: Kamala Harris Tried to Put Pro-Lifers in Jail Who Exposed Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Parts

By Liberty Counsel, LifeNews – Five years ago, it was former California attorney general Kamala Harris (now senator and VP candidate) who launched the investigation into the work of Sandra Merritt and David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, after these citizen journalists discovered and produced videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of aborted baby body parts.

Bernie Sanders: Joe Biden May Be ‘The Most Progressive President Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – If Joe Biden implements the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations, “Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt… The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Proposals include: Combating the climate crisis and pursuing environmental justice; Criminal justice reform; Forging a new social and economic contract with the American people that promotes shared prosperity; Providing a world-class education in every zip code; Universal health care; Comprehensive immigration reform….

Why Is the Media Lying About the Church’s Finances? by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The Associated Press released a dubious report claiming the Catholic Church in the United States received over $1.4 billion in Covid-19 aid which was used, in part, as payoff money for families who have experienced sexual abuse by priests. Across the globe, the Associated Press claims, “the church’s haul may have reached—or even exceeded—$3.5 billion, making a global religious institution with more than a billion followers among the biggest winners in the U.S. government’s pandemic relief efforts.”

‘Catholic’ Joe Biden’s Running Mate Is the Biggest Anti-Catholic Bigot in the US Senate, by Steven Mosher

By Steven Mosher, LifeSiteNews – Set aside the question of Senator Kamala Harris’s likability. (She’s not, as her disgraceful treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court conclusively proved.)… Ignore the fact that her voting record in the Senate, according to GovTrack.us, is to the left of socialist Bernie Sanders. (I did not think that this was even possible until I looked it up.)

USCCB: Staffer ‘Elated’ by Kamala Harris VP Pick Spoke in ‘Personal Capacity’

By Catholic News Agency – The USCCB said Friday that a staff member who recently said she was “elated” by the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate was not speaking on behalf of the conference… “At no point are Conference staff authorized to speak on behalf of the bishops in support of, or in opposition to, candidates for elected office,” said James Rogers, chief communications officer for the bishops’ conference.

CNA: Over 100 Democratic Politicians Call for Platform Changes to Welcome Pro-Lifers

By Catholic News Agency – More than 100 Democratic politicians have sent a letter to the party’s Platform Committee, calling for changes in the platform to accept pro-life Democrats and assure them that their view will be respected… The letter voiced concern that the party’s leaders and official platform have moved to an extreme position on abortion in the last two decades, sending a message to Democrats that they do not belong in the party unless they oppose all limits on abortion.

Cover-Up Culture Gave McCarrick License, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – New details are emerging regarding the Church hierarchy’s cover-up of notorious homosexual pederast Theodore McCarrick, freeing the former cardinal to continue with his crimes unabated… An investigative analysis published on Monday reveals that Vatican officials and other prelates ignored or overlooked reports on McCarrick’s misdeeds and odd sleeping arrangements with seminarians at his infamous beach house in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

US Bishops Warns Faithful to ‘Be Awake’ to ‘Anti-Catholic’ Kamala Harris, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland sent out a tweet suggesting that Joe Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, reminds him of former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who famously called conservatives “deplorables,” at the height of her 2016 campaign… Harris “demonstrated shocking anti-Catholic bigotry in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brian Buescher,” recounted Enck. Harris cited his membership in the “all-male society” the Knights of Columbus and its stances against abortion and same-sex “marriage” as grounds for rejecting Buescher for a federal district court in Nebraska.

Covid Has Made All of Us Lepers, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – But I see something else. I do not see good manners. I see fear. And it is not fear that we will poison others but that others will poison us. Our fellow man sees us as dirty, diseased, and he must do all he can to avoid us, including jumping into traffic. We must know the woman jumping into traffic is doing it for herself and not for others. She’s not thinking she has to keep her remotely possible Covid to herself. Rather, she must avoid the Covid coming at her in the guise of her fellow man.

Biden Hurts God, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Joe Biden: “We’re in a battle for the soul of the nation.”… Joe Biden is advertising his so-called faithfulness — again… In a campaign video released on Sunday, the Democrat presidential hopeful reflected on his visit to the Vatican… Joe Biden: “I had just walked out the side door of St. Peter’s Basilica after meeting and getting the opportunity to shake hands and have a brief conversation with Pope Francis.”… He’s noting what he thinks it means to be a Catholic: “We are our brother’s keeper. We have an obligation. I think that’s the way, the only way, we’re going to make the world better and safer.”

The Dangers of a ‘Safe’ School, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Covid has given the postmodern mantra Safety First an all new meaning in schools that were already obsessed with safety—safe spaces, safe zones, safe sex, and the safe secular priority of prosperity. So many schools were safe, however, at the peril of souls. Safety should be first when it comes to rampant mortal dangers such as political correctness, pornography, liberalism, cynicism, and relativism. But these are the very dangers called “safe” in many schools…

Kamala Harris’s Anti-Catholic Bigotry, by Alexandra Desanctis

By Alexandra Desanctis, National Review – In late 2018, while evaluating the nomination of Brian Buescher to serve as a district judge in Nebraska, Harris posed a series of questions insinuating that his involvement in the Knights of Columbus — a charitable Catholic fraternal organization — disqualified him from serving on the bench. Here’s one of her written questions..

Is Democracy Worth Defending? by Joseph Pearce

By Joseph Pearce, EWTN News – Ironically, and paradoxically, modern western “democracy” is not always the rule of the Majority but the rule of a coalition of Minorities who use the political mechanisms to further their own sectional interests, through lobbying, control of the media etc. In such pluralistic “democracies” the Majority is often not only silent but impotent. This form of “democracy” is also tyranny, though of a softer variety.

Catholic Bishop Says Pro-Abortion Joe Biden Isn’t Truly a Faithful Catholic, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – Catholic Church leaders continue to express concerns about Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden who claims to be Catholic while espousing radical pro-abortion policies that would lead to tens of thousands more dead babies each year… On Tuesday, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, of Providence, Rhode Island, implied Biden is not a true Catholic after he announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, the Boston Globe reports.

Antifa’s Bolshevik Root, by Joseph Enders 

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – When asked by commenter Mark Levin about the group over the weekend, Attorney General William Barr outlined who these groups are: “Well, I think they would be generally for bringing down any administration. They are a revolutionary group that is interested in some form of socialism/communism — they’re essentially Bolsheviks.”… Bolsheviks were revolutionaries that overthrew Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history — with around 12 million casualties.

‘Greatest Threat to Civil Rights We’ve Ever Seen’: Pro-Life Leaders React to Biden’s VP Pick Kamala Harris, by Calvin Freiburger

 By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The pro-life movement has strong opinions about former Vice President Joe Biden’s selection of California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his running mate, arguing that it brings the pro-abortion absolutism of the Democrat presidential ticket into sharper focus… Both have endorsed plans to enshrine effectively unlimited abortion-on-demand into federal law, which would use the federal Justice Department to tie the hands of states that try to enact even modest pro-life restrictions.

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.