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“[The 22 week baby] didn’t move very much because he was using all of his energy attempting to breathe… after he was pronounced dead, I folded his little arms across his chest. I tied them together with a little string, I wrapped him in a shroud, and I took him to the morgue where we took all of our dead patients,” said one nurse.  Yet, House Democrats have refused to allow the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection bill to come to the floor for a vote over 80 times."

See more on this grave moral issue and the irresponsible actions of the U.S. bishops at:  Blood On Their Hands
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COMMENTARY: Yes Pope Francis, that is true. The Left is always looking for "new ways" to slander  people, change history and traditions, weaken or destroy the  family, kill and murder the unborn, and tell lies to the general public.  vtb


"Archbishop Viganò tells of a “project” that “goes back centuries”—“in particular, to the creation in the middle of the 1700s of Freemasonry.” This “very deceptive” plot against the Church included some of her own senior members.  “This is described in the book Infiltration by Dr. Taylor Marshall, so you may find some indication of this process there,” says the Archbishop. 

He is referring to the bestselling book which argues that, “for over a century, the organizers of Freemasonry, Liberalism, and Modernism infiltrated the Catholic Church in order to change her doctrine, her liturgy, and her mission from something supernatural to something secular.”  Viganò believes that this process of infiltration “became strikingly evident in modern times,” and that we are now witnessing the “triumph of a 60-year-old plan” to revolutionize the Church with “a Jesuit on the See of Peter.” 

As Viganò recalls, many key Vatican II revolutionaries were Jesuits who maneuvered to replace the council’s prepared schemas with ones they had drawn up. Most prominent among them was Fr. Karl Rahner, S.J., frequently touted as the council’s most important ideologue."


“Pope Francis is saying that because he knows the Amazon Synod may provoke a schism,” Viganò allegedly told Moynihan.   “He is ready to say others are making the schism, but (by his actions in continuing to support the Amazon Synod) he is provoking it himself... Is this the attitude of a pastor who cares for the faithful? It is his own duty to prevent a schism.” 


"Even direct criticism of the Holy Father’s teaching or decisions does not constitute a schism. It may well erode trust and fraternal goodwill, but it does not rupture communion. In any case, though, in terms of national episcopates, the Americans are hardly leaders in offering criticism of this pontificate.  

The Polish bishops have publicly offered an interpretation of Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) that is at odds with the favored interpretation in Rome. The Ukrainian bishops have spoken clearly about Russian “aggression” and “invasion” of Ukraine when the Holy Father preferred to speak of “fratricidal conflict” without assigning blame, seeking not to offend Moscow. The Venezuelan bishops have long denounced the Maduro regime in terms that have gone far beyond what Holy See diplomacy has been willing to concede."


"Sheen told all Catholics, Jews, and Protestants “that the world is serving your souls with an awful summons — the summons to heroic efforts at spiritualization.  Catholics ought to stir up their faith, hang a crucifix in their homes to remind them that we too have to carry a cross, gather the family together every night to recite the Rosary that through corporate prayer there might be intercession for the world; go to daily Mass that the spirit of love and sacrifice might be sprinkled in our business, our social life and our duties.  More heroic souls might undertake the Holy Hour daily, particularly in parishes conscious of the needs of prayers of reparation as well as petition, conducting such devotions in their churches.”


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A TRUTHFUL RESPONSE TO LIES BY DEMOCRATS - Ukraine foreign minister defends Trump's call with Zelenskiy: 'I think there was no pressure'

“I know what the conversation was about and I think there was no pressure,” Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko told the Hromadske media outlet. "There was talk, conversations are different, leaders have the right to discuss any problems that exist. This conversation was long, friendly, and it touched on many questions, sometimes requiring serious answers."


"The 72-year-old man, Mohammad Sahi, is a Pakistani national. Pakistan is a Muslim-majority country and a hotbed for “honor killings.” Such killings are purely ideologically-driven in Islam, and “honor violence” usually has to do with bringing shame upon one’s family."


"Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said this is the first step, and he is not ruling out additional moves down the road. He said it is a response to requests from Saudi Arabia and the UAE to help improve their air and missile defences.  Esper and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said details of the deployments will be determined over the coming days."


"In a report with the Associated Press,  biochemist Smita Shankar explained that the key ingredient used to give burgers that bleeding effect is actually engineered rather than extracted from a plant.  To replicate the taste of meat, the company scanned plants for molecules that mimic a protein in meat that contains iron, which makes blood red. They finally settled on soy leghemoglobin, which is found in the root of soy plants."


"The Catholic Church beatified a priest Sunday who died in 1945 at a concentration camp where he was sent for bravely opposing the Nazis."


“Europe was a civilized, modern society which was supposed to uphold humanism, democracy, freedom and human rights,” he said speaking to the U.K. press when he announced his relocation plans. “Europe may no longer remain Europe beyond geography.” Ai stated that he settled in Germany initially because Berlin had worked so hard to help him gain his freedom, but that the changed climate in Germany made him feel like he was living in exile."


"Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across several cities in Egypt, in a rare show of dissent against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.  Gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square late on Friday, the demonstrators chanted slogans such as "the people demand the fall of the regime" and "leave Sisi", echoing the chants that rang out in the same place more than eight years ago and which brought down longtime leader Hosni Mubarak."


"Published in the Lancet Psychiatry, the study comes amid mounting controversy over increased use of antidepressants by GPs in recent decades, with roughly 7.3 million people in England issued a prescription each year.  Its authors said they were “shocked and surprised” by the results, and called for the development of new classes of medication."


"Iraqi security services said on Friday that 12 people were killed and several others wounded when after a bus was bombed near the holy city, 100 kilometres (62 miles) southwest of Baghdad.  Two police spokesmen at the blast site told Reuters news agency that an explosive device planted on the bus detonated at a northern entrance to the city, setting fire to the vehicle."


“When you're there every single day and you're risking your lives and you’re doing so with humanity and compassion and yet the very people who are elected leaders are attacking your character, yeh sure it has an impact on morale,” he said in an interview with Fox News this week between meetings with agents at the border. “That’s what they tell me and the leaders in the field are saying the same thing.”


"Though Chaput has pushed back against those who would characterize him as Francis’ foil, his outspoken traditionalism and willingness to enter the fray of secular politics have earned him a following in the conservative Catholic movement that has arisen in response to one of the most progressive popes in generations."


“Two high-ranking cardinals close to Pope Francis,” writes Matthew Cullinan Hoffman at LifeSiteNews today, “stopped an investigation of a seminarian accused of abusing multiple adolescents who serve at Pope Francis’ masses.”


"An English plumber who went viral after offering elderly and disabled customers free services is hoping to spread his work across the country after receiving £80,000 (€90,000) in donations.  James Anderson, 52, from Burnley, saw his work go viral when a picture of his bill for £0 sent to a 91-year-old woman with acute leukaemia was posted online."


"Three military aircraft, 18 medical personnel, 24,000 gallons of fuel and 26 gallons of blood were spent to save the life of this critically wounded soldier, whom Fox News agreed not to identify at the request of the U.S. military.  Officials credit a recent decision to have all assault forces carry units of blood on the battlefield, as well as the lifesaving surgery the soldier received at Bagram Airbase.  More than 100 troops stood in line outside the base hospital to donate blood to help their wounded brother-in-arms. Then the Air Force sprang into action to bring him home.  A C-17 flight crew based at Dover Air Force Base flew from Germany to Afghanistan on short notice, then made the 8,000-mile non-stop journey home to Texas."


"This has been a summer of reckoning for the Polish Church, beginning with a grim uncovering of sexual abuse cases in the documentary “Tell No One.”  Soon afterwards, Maltese Archbishop Charles Scicluna, the Vatican’s lead official on clerical sex abuse, addressed the bishops about proper safeguarding procedures."


"A North Carolina high school teacher is being investigated by the Secret Service after allegedly telling a classroom of students that Vice President Mike Pence “should be shot in the head,” according to reports.  The unidentified female teacher allegedly made the remarks at Cuthbertson High School in Waxhaw, N.C., the same week Pence was visiting the area to campaign for U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop..."


"President Trump has chosen one of his leading policy counselors on China and North Korea as his new deputy national security adviser, according to an administration official."


"As world leaders descend on New York for this year’s U.N. General Assembly, the immunity enjoyed by the organization is being challenged at the U.S. Supreme Court.  Following a devastating earthquake in 2010, Nepalese peacekeepers sent to help instead brought Cholera to Haiti – a disease unknown to the country at the time. Waste from the peacekeepers' HQ leaked into the local river and ended up being responsible for ten thousand deaths, with hundreds of thousands contacting it."


"Among those taking part are 33 bishops nominated by Pope Francis, including Cardinal O’Malley and Bishop McElroy, the only two U.S. bishops to be synod fathers in the Amazon Synod."


"President Trump fired the first shot of the 2019-2020 flu season, with an executive order Thursday aiming to improve processes for manufacturing influenza vaccines, including greater effort toward a "universal" flu vaccine.  The order calls for reduced reliance on current egg-based flu vaccines, and an approach that hopes to modernize the process -- from expanding capacity for alternative flu vaccines, such as newer cell-based vaccine technology, to the development of newer, more broadly protective vaccine candidates that don't have to be reformulated every year."


"VICKA: Since there are many sick people among the listeners of Radio Maria, I would like to say first of all that their fasting is suffering, which they must offer with love. It is enough for them to give some small renunciation and give it to Our Lady. Instead, people who are well are invited to fast on bread and water twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Even if at first they may find some difficulties, they must go on with strong will, without excuses, and fast for the love of God and of Our Lady."

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"Donald Trump has threatened to release captured Islamic State fighters at European borders unless the countries they initially fled from take them back.   The US president said it would be too expensive to hold all the jihadists in Guantanamo Bay, the American detention base in Cuba.  Mr Trump did not explicitly name Britain - he did name France and Germany - but America has been pushing the UK for months to take back its foreign fighters."


"The United States has cut more than $160m in direct funding for Afghanistan while accusing its government of failing to fight corruption, little over a week before the country's elections.  Washington has long complained of graft by its ally and the harsh measure comes after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani clashed with President Donald Trump over the US leader's deal with the Taliban."


"For years, LGBT activists have attempted to brand Chick-fil-A as “hateful” due to CEO Dan Cathy’s stated opposition to same-sex “marriage” and the company’s donations to social conservative groups such as Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. But while the company has no shortage of detractors in politics and media, the complaints have fallen on deaf ears among actual customers."


"Archbishop Charles Chaput, head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, strongly criticized the pro-LGBT teachings of Fr. James Martin, a writer and consultant to the Vatican, as being too ambiguous in relation to same-sex issues.  The archbishop added that Fr. Martin "does not speak with authority on behalf of the Church," and he warned faithful Catholics to be wary of Martin's claims."


"The ex-priest is Jack D. Anderson, who is “married” to another ex-priest, Ted Olson. George Neumayr first reported on the scandal at The American Spectator. Anderson’s job on the marriage tribunal was "defender of the bond" — arguing for the validity of the marriage in question.   The two men are now involved at the Church of the Holy Spirit, an Episocpalian association in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. According to the Church of the Holy Spirit’s website, Anderson was formally received into the Episcopalians in May 2014 and is involved with several of their ministries. Olson is listed as a member of the vestry. Another page about Olson on the parish has the word “priest” in the URL, although neither Olson nor Anderson is listed on the church’s “staff” page. Anderson’s page also has the word “priest” in the URL.


"In fact, one of the world’s great achievements over the last 25 years has been the creation of wealth and the spread of it. Indeed, the world has never enjoyed such prosperity. It is about time that the pope greet the modern world. It has problems enough in the areas where the pope’s legitimate authority reposes. That is to say, on issues of spirituality and morality."


And so we are very clear, here are some of them:

***Pope Francis covering for active homosexual clergy who are also predators of either children and/or adults.

***Pope Francis covering for active homosexual clergy — including, priests, bishops and cardinals.

***Pope Francis actually promoting and advancing the careers of homosexualist clerics like soon-to-be Cdl. Matteo Zuppi.

***Multiple bishops themselves guilty of the sins of active homosexuality — like Michael Bransfield, Daniel Ryan and Rembert Weakland.

***Bishops knowing all this about their fellow bishops and refusing to say or do anything.

***Bishops raiding the patrimony of the Church — billions of dollars worth — to make settlement payments for the homopredator priests.

***Bishops protecting homopredator priests through secret legal agreements so as to keep the full horror from the laity. 

***Bishops covering up their homosexual clergy and giving at least tacit approval to their sins. 

***Bishops allowing, and even promoting, homosexual priests into positions of authority and formation over seminarians, which perpetuates the evil.

***The refusal to offer any public correction about pro-gay parishes, teaching or social media messaging by homosexualist clergy."


"No doubt the majority of bishops in our own age retain the orthodox Faith in their hearts. But would even 20 percent of them speak out in its defense? Orthodox prelates aren’t rare but orthodox prelates with courage are. At least we know of one: Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C., auxiliary bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan. His recent interview proves him worthy of his namesake, the sainted Bishop of Alexandria who defended the doctrine of the Trinity against defeated the Arian heresy 1,000 years before St. John Fisher’s birth."


“Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.” (Matthew 5:17)

"We observe indirect indication of Jesus’ acceptance of the traditional Jewish prohibition of homosexual acts, or sodomy, in his approval of the judgment of Sodom (Mt 10:15; 11:23-24; Lk 10:12; 17:29). Obviously, He would agree with that, since, being God the Son, he himself judged Sodom and Gomorrah (Jn 5:22).  Elsewhere in the New Testament it is further explained how the Jews regarded Sodom, and why it was judged:"


"Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.  None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.  What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science."


"Two months ago, President Trump opined that perhaps the violent Leftist group Antifa should be designated a terrorist organization. Senator Ted Cruz called for the U.S. Justice Department to use RICO statutes to prosecute members of the organization.  These calls followed numerous instances of Antifa violence, notably a firebomb attack on an ICE facility.  Despite these violent acts, the Democratic party has failed to condemn Antifa and its violence."


"In a move President Trump said will reduce car prices but will also anger environmental groups, the administration is revoking California's authority to set strict fuel economy standards. Trump announced the move Wednesday, saying the decision was made “in order to produce far less expensive cars for the consumer,” while making cars safer at the same time."


"Saudi Arabia on Wednesday displayed remnants of what it described as Iranian drones and cruise missiles used in an attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying they were “undeniable” evidence of Iranian aggression."

NO CHANGES WANTED  - Amazon Synod proposing ‘blueprint for a new Church,’ warns Catholic leader

"The guiding documents for the upcoming Amazonian Synod contain “the blueprint for a new Church,” are permeated with “tribalism,” and present “witchcraft” as a new paradigm for theology, a Peruvian author has claimed."


"The Green New Deal, free college, free universal health care, universal basic income, the elimination of student debt, bailouts for unfunded government worker pensions and other ideas animating the new socialist wing of the Democrat Party leave most Americans scratching their heads: Where could they possibly get the money for that? Trillions upon trillions of dollars in proposed new spending, without any apparent regard to financing. Many people ask: Are these candidates and their young supporters deluded?"


"I have practiced law for 8 years, focusing on constitutional law and government policy, so I am absolutely convinced of the importance of the judiciary. The work President Trump has done to reshape the federal judiciary with pro-Constitution judges for years to come is nothing short of a miracle. But this miracle would not be possible without a Republican majority in the Senate and our own Senator Cory Gardner."


"Vice President Mike Pence called on Congress to pass the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) — a trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. He said the deal would add more momentum to an already "booming" economy. The agreement was drafted last September, and Mexico agreed to the deal in June."


"She’s done a lot with the place.  Like anyone who has ever spruced up their home, Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency."


“The Church doesn’t belong to Bergoglio but to Christ. Certainly, I’m worried” says the well-known Catholic journalist, Vittorio Messori, fine intellectual, author of a historic, John Paul II interview, at the time when interviewing a pope was not the done thing by newspapers.   “I have seen many people worried, even desperately. As a believer, nonetheless, I keep in mind that  the Church is not a business, a multinational or a state. In a word, it cannot fail. Certainly, there are plenty of reasons for alarm. I’m thinking, for instance, of the upcoming Synod on the Amazon and its related equivocations; I don’t know what they want to attain – probably the married priesthood.   So, I’m worried, but not desperate because the Church does not belong to Bergoglio or the bishops, but to Christ alone and He governs it with wisdom. The forces of evil will not prevail,”


"A heckler is commonly defined as someone who “interrupts a performer or public speaker with derisive or aggressive comments or abuse.”  It's been six months since the heckling stopped. Six months since the last White House press briefing. Six months devoid of noxious nonsense.  The national media think they’re in some kind of priesthood. Their very noble occupation is written right into the Constitution. They act like an anointed, entitled holiest of holies who cannot be questioned and whose authority to opine, often without any facts, cannot be challenged."


"Pope Francis' objectively confusing teaching is not a strange aberration, but rather the logical consequence of the principles laid down at the Council (VATICAN II}.   He takes these principles to their ultimate conclusions... for the moment."


"Beijing is implementing total control over the Church and religious communities. For some Chinese priests there is a re-edition of the Cultural Revolution. But in reality China is implementing a project that dates back to the 1980s: the Chinese Church is a national church that belongs only to the state."


"100,000. And in the first seven months of 2019, Mexico is on track to set a new record of 20,058 murders, but this preliminary number is likely a 20% underestimate.  Since 1972, Mexico has had just one gun store in the entire country. This military-run store is the only place where Mexicans can legally purchase a gun, and only 1% of Mexicans possess a license to own a firearm. The store’s prices are very expensive, and the most powerful rifle that you can buy there is only a 22 caliber.  But Mexico’s murder rate is more than twice what it was in 1972."

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“5G is considered key to the Internet of Things (IoT), the name given to the notion of tying just about every and any thing into the Net. Billions of sensors will be built into appliances, security systems, health monitors, door locks, cars and wearables — from smartwatches to dog collars. One analyst firm predicts that the number of networked devices will skyrocket from about five billion in 2015 to twenty-five billion in 2020.” Refrigerators, furnaces, lights.

A GOOD REVOLT- Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt - 

"Switzerland was among the first countries to begin deploying 5G, but health fears over radiation from the antennas that carry the next-generation mobile technology have sparked a nationwide revolt.  Demonstrators against the technology are due to fill the streets of Bern later this month, but already a number of cantons have been pressured to put planned constructions of 5G-compatible antennae on ice."

BRUTAL CHINESE GOVERNMENT- Taiyuan, pilgrims flock to save Shrine of Our Lady in China from destruction - 

"The government wants to destroy the mountain top "Heaven’s Gate". Perhaps a motorway will pass through the area. Great security measures to control thousands of faithful. The sanctuary was built in 1924. Every year, on September 15th, tens of thousands of pilgrims come from all over China."

CLEANING OUT CORRUPTION  - Vatican seeks to indict two priests in abuse case within its walls - 

"ROME — The Vatican’s criminal prosecutors have requested the indictment of a priest accused of abusing an altar boy at a youth seminary steps away from St. Peter’s Basilica — a rare case involving claims of abuse within the city-state’s walls.  A Vatican statement Tuesday said prosecutors were also seeking an indictment of the youth seminary’s former rector for “aiding and abetting” the alleged abuse."

A FAITHFUL WOMAN- She kept the baby she conceived when raped and today he’s a priest who defends life -  

“My mother was a woman of great faith, very faithful and very holy. She used to say that, despite the terrible circumstances, she was carrying in her womb the miracle of a new life, a life which God had given her and which, because of her convictions, she could not abort. She said that if God had given it to her, she had to discover the reason.”

WRONGLY INFLUENCED - I Was a Violent Klansman Who Deserved to Die - 

"I read some white supremacist, anti-Semitic, anti-Communist literature that was circulating within my high school. Then I met the people who were advocating these ideas. They contended that black people were inferior to whites and that desegregation, by enabling intermarriage, would weaken the white race. The civil rights movement, they said, was part of a Communist plot, and the US government had been infiltrated by Communist agents. Christianity and the Constitution were being undermined, and a secret Jewish conspiracy was behind it all."

AGAINST THE TEACHINGS IN THE BIBLE - Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze - 

"Believers say crystals conduct ambient energy – like miniature phone towers picking up signals and channelling them on to the user – thus rebalancing malign energies, healing the body and mind. First popularised in the west in the 1970s, crystal healing’s recent resurgence has coincided with growing interest in alternative spirituality and healing practices. According to Pew Research Center data, more than 60% of US adults hold at least one “new age” belief, such as placing faith in astrology or the power of psychics, and 42% think spiritual energy can be located in physical objects such as crystals. Not surprisingly, then, scientific criticism of crystal healing has done little to dim demand. Last year, Paltrow faced (and settled) a misleading advertising lawsuit for claiming that Goop’s vaginal egg crystals had the power to balance hormones and regulate menstrual cycles. But still, the rise of crystals continues."

GREAT FAITH - Polish prayer event brings together 60,000 Catholics ‘under the Cross’ - 

"WLOCLAWEK - Over 60,000 people participated in the “Poland Under the Cross” prayer gathering last weekend for an event organized by the Solo Dios Basta community and the diocese of Włocławek in central Poland."

A HOLY WORK - Russian priests spray holy water from plane to stop 'alcohol use' and 'fornication' - 

"Priests tipped the water out from a large chalice in an attempt to heal those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. A married couple that claims the husband was miraculously cured of alcoholism also was on the flight.  Father Alexander, one of the priests, said the ritual is designed to stop the use of "alcohol," "drugs" and to "stop fornication."  "Any disease is from a virus, and a virus is a demon," he explained. "Therefore, any disease is primarily a spiritual disease."

MORALLY UGLY GERMAN BISHOPS - Marx says German 'synod' will proceed despite Vatican objections - 
"Marx’s letter informed the Vatican that the German synodal process will continue as planned, despite recent instructions from the Vatican curia and pope, and will treat matters of universal teaching and discipline.  The letter followed a week of coverage concerning plans by the German bishops to create a Synodal Assembly with “deliberative power” to address issues including the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women’s access to ministry and office in the Church, and sexual morality."

"This is the organization that defends "reproductive rights," a euphemism for contraception and abortion and is all in favor of LGBTQ rights and criminalizing critics. They attack the family at every opportunity and want comprehensive, Planned Parenthood style sex education everywhere.They support population control, especially in the third world. The U.N. couldn't serve Satan more than if it was founded by the prince of the world himself. (Maybe it was.)"

"E cigarettes marketed at teenagers contain potentially cancerous levels of artificial flavoring, new research has found.  The study of menthol and peppermint vapes revealed high concentrations of a carcinogenic additive called pulegone that US watchdogs recently banned in food."

"Babies are exposed directly to air pollution while still in the womb, scientists have discovered for the first time, after finding particles of soot buried deep in the placenta.  Black carbon was found in the placenta of five pre-term, and 23 full-term, births in Belgium with the number of particles rising if a woman lived in a highly polluted area."

"Israelis have finished voting for the second time this year. The already unprecedented general election is also the culmination of an existential drama for PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Having already secured Washington’s backing for the Israeli claims to the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, Netanyahu had to up the stakes, vowing on the eve of the vote to annex Hebron as well as the Israeli settlements in the Jordan Valley, if elected."

"Brexit has changed everything. It has rent asunder the cultural and social fault lines cleaved across the regions and constituent nations of the United Kingdom – England, Scotland, and Wales – over three decades of deindustrialisation and financialised capitalism."

Nothing is “dead” to God.

Sometimes, those who are clinically “dead” are given a choice of whether to move forward or return. Notes one author in this realm, Dr. Jeffrey Long of Louisiana (in a book called Evidence of the Afterlife), “As a physician, I am fascinated by near-death-experience accounts suggesting unexpected healings. One thing I can be certain of from my research is that the possibility of inexplicable healings deserves more attention in near-death research than it has received.”

"There is an inspired book that right now is renewing the Church. My spiritual director, who sees hundreds of people, has said that so many priests speak about this book as bringing them to a deeper faith and intimacy with God. It did the same for me. The book is IN SINU JESU: When Heart Speaks to Heart, by an anonymous Benedictine monk who resides in Ireland and who, during hours in adoration, started hearing the voice of Jesus speaking to him: what, in mystical theology, is called an interior locution, the grace of hearing a supernatural voice."

"Many people have suggested approaches at how the Church can address this issue. I’d like to offer my own thoughts, especially in light of Mary’s apparition in Champion, Wisconsin to Adele Brise in 1859. Other apparitions of Our Lady also emphasize Eucharistic belief, from the request to build a church in Guadalupe or Lourdes (in which Mass will be celebrated and the Blessed Sacrament housed) to prayers for reparation in Fatima. The circumstances of the Champion apparition and the message seem pertinent to this part of the Church’s history."

"More than 400 people marched at the event, shouting as they walked, “Freedom in Christ. It’s so nice” and “When I say Jesus, you say freedom.”

'During trial, a now 26-year old California man said when he was a teenage middle school altar boy at St. Joseph’s Church and School, he knew he was gay, and welcomed as many as one hundred sexual encounters with the priest.  He testified they took place at the priest’s home, behind the church altar and even during a school cross country team practice.  “I knew there were gaps, and there were so many inconsistencies with the accuser’s stories, I felt that that would eventually be discovered,”  Nolan said after the verdict.

"Table sugar is derived from sugar cane or sugar beets. HFCS is derived from genetically modified corn. HFCS became more profitable because it is sweeter to the tongue and more addicting. It’s also more profitable because government subsidies have made corn more accessible, allowing food and beverage companies unlimited supply of this commodity.  Today, HFCS can be added to your ketchup, your salad dressing, yogurt, crackers, snack bars, steak sauce, applesauce, cereal, and juices, among several other grocery items. It is the top sweetener for your favorite soft drinks. Even though consuming excess table sugar is dangerous for your health, HFCS is speeding up the damage. This is mainly because HFCS contains excess fructose, which burdens the liver. The liver converts excess fructose to glycogen. As glycogen builds up, it turns to body fat. This process hinders healthy metabolism and causes insulin resistance, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes."

"There is wide interest today in the topic of exorcism. Numerous books and news stories have helped to fuel this. Another reason for the interest is that as our world becomes more secular, families disintegrate, the outright celebration of sinful practices spreads, and there is an increase in psychological trauma, bondage to sinful drives, and openness to demonic influence."

"Brad Fassbender, a veteran missionary of South America, spoke with me on his personal experience in the regions where he worked. “I served in the Nicaraguan rainforest, Honduras, Haiti, Guatemala. But it’s all the same: Latin America is the evidence that much of the Church is in eclipse — even nearing the state of complete apostasy. These once Catholic countries are a graveyard of dry bones.”

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"BEHOLD I COMMAND THEE, TAKE COURAGE AND BE STRONG.  FEAR NOT AND BE NOT DISMAYED BECAUSE THE LORD THY GOD IS WITH THEE IN ALL THINGS, WHERESOEVER THOU SHALT GO."
(Joshua 1:9)

"WE BELONG TO GOD, AND ANYONE WHO KNOWS GOD LISTENS TO US, (*BISHOPS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH) WHILE ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELONG TO GOD REFUSES TO HEAR US.  THIS IS HOW WE KNOW THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH  AND THE SPIRIT OF DECEIT." 
(1 John 4:6)

COMMENTARY:  *Here the Holy Spirit reveals that people must follow the truly good conservative bishops, (John and all of the Apostles in the early Church were bishops) as not all bishops in today's Church are pleasing to God, for many have chosen to follow the teachings of the world by giving their approval (through their speech, or by their silence) to homosexuality, liberalism, the abortion goals of the U.S. Democratic Party, and/or other gravely sinful acts.   vtb

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE PLAYER OR A BENCH WARMER?

There once was a man who tried very hard to accomplish the many duties he had.  However, he failed at a number of them and began to wonder where he was going in life.  After a long period of time he finally came to the conclusion that he was too involved with the activities of life and decided to draw back and become more reflective about life. He therefore began to start sitting on the "bench" and watching those who had chosen to be a "player," rather than himself being a player.  

This, at last brought him the peace he was seeking.  What was previously important to him, that is being very vocal in his writings and speech, was no longer a priority.  Being at peace and being in the background became his goal.  He was still able to learn from others while watching and listening to them, but did not feel he needed to contribute in any way but being for the most part, silent.

In his new role, he finally learned that being HUMBLE was the best way to live his life.  The noise and distractions of the world he was grateful to no longer be a part of.  Although he continued to provide for, and love his family and had a number of friends, his relationship with JESUS became his priority, and he sought to live the remainder of his life with an awareness of the Presence of the Lord and His constant companionship.  Therefore, he began to experience, to a far greater degree, the peace and joy he was previously missing in his life.  

Thanks be to Almighty God, Our Creator!

Vincent T. Bemowski
Website Editor   


SPIRITUAL LINKS (PREVIEWS)

A GREAT PUNISHMENT IS COMING FOR ALL OF MANKIND - Medjugorje: “On the day Marija was given the ninth secret we saw fiery rays from the sun burst through the black clouds…A storm began. It was so strong that the Church seemed to tremble.” - 

“The ninth and tenth secrets are serious. They concern chastisement for the sins of the world. Punishment is inevitable, for we cannot expect the whole world to be converted. The punishment can be diminished by prayer and penance, but it cannot be eliminated. Mirjana says that one of the evils that threatened the world, the one contained in the seventh secret, has been averted thanks to prayer and fasting. That is why the Blessed Virgin continues to encourage prayer and fasting..."


HEAVEN OR THE EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT OF HELL, THE CHOICE IS OURS - Medjugorje:  ”Too many souls will go to Hell by choice!” 



"From translation of a copy of a personal letter written by Padre Pio addressed to the Commission of Heroldsbach appointed by the Vatican that testifies to the truth and reality of these revelations on the Three Days of Darkness given by Our Lord to Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata."

"When an identical prophecy has been made by widely separated people in time and space, when this particular prophecy was accompanied by other predictions which have already come to pass, and when the holiness of the mystics in question has been recognized by the Church, we would be foolish indeed not to believe that the prophecy must come to pass. Such is the case concerning the Three Days of Darkness."

SCAN DOWN FOR ADDITIONAL  PROPHECY AND CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY REPORTS 

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WORKING WITH SATAN - The devil is using the DEMOCRATIC PARTY to destroy America - 

"The time has come to acknowledge spiritual realities: The devil is using the Democratic Party to try to destroy America. If we don’t awaken, our children will soon awaken in a nation unrecognizable to us today."

A GRAVE WARNING TO U.S. DEMOCRATIC POLITICIANS & THOSE WHO WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR EVIL DEEDS, VOTE FOR THEM

"For if we sin DELIBERATELY after receiving knowledge of the TRUTH, (about our Catholic or Christian Faith) there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgement, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries...How much worse PUNISHMENT do you think will be deserved by the man who has spurned the SON OF GOD, and profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and outraged the SPIRIT OF GRACE?...It is a fearful thing to fall into the HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD."

Hebrews 10: 26, 29, 31

This Scripture is especially directed at imitation "Catholics" like Nancy Pelosi, (Speaker of House of Representatives) & Joe Biden, (former Vice President).


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ARCHIVED 
CATHOLIC CHURCH & CONSERVATIVE  POLITICAL NEWS & OPINION
(With added Commentary/Introductions by 
Vincent T. Bemowski, Website Editor)

"PROMOTING THE TRUTH, WHILE EXPOSING THE ERRORS & EVIL WITHIN & OUTSIDE THE CHURCH"


NO ADVERTISEMENTS 
NO FAKE NEWS 
NO GOSSIP


NOT A GOOD SHEPHERD - LOST SHEPHERD: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock - 

"The authors of two recently published books critical of the current pontificate take very different initial approaches to their task. George Neumayr, author of The Political Pope (See my review: The Remnant, May 31, 2019) begins his critique of the pope with these words: "From the first moment I saw him, I knew that he was going to be a Modernist wrecking ball."  The other author is not as blunt, at least at the start. He begins thus: "Every day I pray for Pope Francis. And every day (I am exaggerating, but only slightly), the pope issues another reminder that he does not approve of Catholics like me." Philip Lawler, Lost Shepherd."

ANOTHER RESULT OF THE TEACHINGS OF A MISGUIDED POPE - Pro-contraception priest hired to teach ethics at new John Paul II Institute in Rome - 

"In the latest incursion of the ecclesiastical culture of death into those institutions established by St. John Paul II, a notorious clerical proponent of artificial contraception and homosexual unions has officially been hired to teach at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome.   According to a new course list for the 2019-2020 academic year, published on Sept. 11, Italian moral theologian Father Maurizio Chiodi will teach a licentiate-level course titled “Theological ethics of life,” and a doctoral seminar called “Conscience and discernment. Text and context of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia.”

WALL TO WALL PROGRESS - Trump administration enters new phase for border wall, sets ambitious timetable after securing land - 

“Build the wall" became the unofficial rallying cry of then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.  Three years later, amid a series of legal and political setbacks that have raised questions about the project's future, the Trump administration is making a renewed effort to show voters the U.S.-Mexico border wall remains a top priority — touting recent construction and vowing to pick up the pace going into 2020.  The purchase of critical strips of private land has cleared the way, they argue, for a new phase. 

The plan, officials told reporters at a briefing this week, is to construct upwards of 450-500 miles by the end of next year — a massive undertaking representing nearly eight times what construction teams have erected to date.  "It's going up fast and we're putting it where the Border Patrol most wants it," Trump said in a video message Sunday. "We're taking money from all over because, as you know, the Democrats don't want us to build the wall — they're fighting us at every step."

HYPOCRISY - USING THE NAME OF THE LORD IN VAIN & FOR EVIL PURPOSES - Illinois Hospital Created ‘Comfort Room’ For Aborted Babies to Die In - 

"If staff did not have the time or desire to hold the baby, she was taken to CHRIST Hospital’s Comfort Room, which was complete with a First Photo machine if parents wanted professional pictures of their aborted baby, baptismal supplies, gowns and certificates, foot printing equipment and baby bracelets for mementos, and a rocking chair,” Stanek said.

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take (or use) the name of the Lord his God in vain."
[Exodus 20:7]

"Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing."
[Deuteronomy 5:11]

NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT - Falling Apart: Joe Biden Delivers 9 Gaffes, Lies, and Awkward Moments in Third Primary Debate - 

"Former Vice President Joe Biden added nine embarrassing moments to his ever-expanding list of campaign gaffes and blunders during the third Democrat primary debate in Houston, Texas, Thursday evening.  Below is a list of moments where the 76-year-old Biden misspoke, went off on bizarre tangents, or seemingly lost control of his body."

Medjugorje: Spetember 12, 2019 – “Pray without ceasing for this turbulent world without hope…Pray for little Jesus to be born in your heart” .. The Queen of Peace - 

Medjugorje Message, “Dear children! Also today I call you, in this time of grace, to pray for little Jesus to be born in your heart. May He, who is peace itself, give peace to the entire world through you. Therefore, little children, pray without ceasing for this turbulent world without hope, so that you may become witnesses of peace for all. May hope begin to flow through your hearts as a river of grace. Thank you for having responded to my call."

SPEAKING THE WORDS OF SATAN - Fr. Giovanni Nicolini: 'The Church of priests is coming to an end' - 

The "Church of priests is coming to an end," the leftist priest declared. "We are now reaching the height of folly, every priest is taking care of six parishes, but this is how it ends."  "This crisis of the priesthood in any case will increase relentlessly, until serious consideration is finally given to the suitability of abolishing the celibacy of priests," he said.  Nicolini dismissed celibacy as "purely an arrangement of the disciplinary order ... not a vow, not a gift of God, not supported by the life of the community."

COMMENTARY:

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast; and hold the traditions which you have learned, whether by word, or by our epistle."
[2 Thessalonians 2:14]

"I know that, after my departure, ravening wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock."

[Acts of Apostles 20:29]

DISPLAYING A LACK OF CARE FOR THE CHURCH-  If Pope Francis doesn’t fear a split in the Church, then I fear Pope Francis - 

September 12, 2019 — "I am not afraid of schisms," Pope Francis told reporters during his latest airplane press conference.  

"Well, I am. And I'm afraid of any Roman Pontiff who isn't afraid of splitting the universal Church.  Which means that, yes, I'm afraid of Pope Francis."

BRIGHT LIGHTS IN THE CHURCH - Cdl. Burke, Bishop Schneider announce prayer and fasting crusade for Amazon Synod - 

"Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider are calling on Catholics to pray and fast to combat the “serious theological errors and heresies” they identify in the controversial working document for the impending Amazon Synod."

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FRANCIS:  "Criticism is a component in construction, and if your criticism is unjust, be prepared to receive a response, and get into dialogue, and arrive to the right conclusion," he continued. "This is the dynamic of true criticism."  Pope Francis added that people who criticize without "wanting to hear a response" or get into a dialogue about certain issues ultimately do the church little justice."

TOO HARSH A JUDGEMENT? - The Fool in the Vatican - 

"One of Pope Francis's most egregious moves was elevating a known homosexual pederast, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, from the disgraced obscurity to which Pope Benedict had consigned him back to lofty heights within the Church, as one of Francis's top advisors, despite Pope Francis being forewarned of McCarrick’s perversions. The mind reels. Eventually, thankfully, Pope Francis removed McCarrick following a public uproar and Cardinal McCarrick, now Mr. McCarrick, was finally defrocked."

COMMENTARY:  The writer of the above article perhaps had good intentions and in many areas he speaks the truth.  However, he writes in a vengeful manner and in the use of the label "fool," destroys his spiritual credibility.  When pointing out the errors of certain Christians, you must always do so in a respectful manner.  You may accuse a "brother" of doing foolish things, but you must avoid calling him a "fool."  This is not just my opinion, but a Command of our Lord:    vtb

"But I say to you, that whosoever is angry with his brother, shall be in danger of the judgment. And whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council. And whosoever shall say, Thou Fool, shall be in danger of hell fire."

[Matthew 5:22]

MISGUIDED GERMAN CARDINAL - Cardinal Marx to attend Amazon Synod in October, says he can ‘picture’ it approving married priests - 

"Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of the German Bishops' Conference, has given a new interview in which he shows himself for the first time to be more openly in favor of married priests in light of the upcoming Amazon Synod. This interview comes together with the news that Pope Francis appointed him to participate in the October 6-27 Pan-Amazon Synod.  LifeSiteNews was able to confirm with the press speaker of the German bishops, Matthias Kopp, that this piece of news is correct. However, Kopp could not give an explanation why Marx was chosen, since he does not stem from the Amazon region."

FINALLY, A GERMAN CARDINAL IS MAKING SENSE - German cardinal: John Paul II already decided against female priests in ‘binding manner’ - 

"German Cardinal Rainer Woelki, the archbishop of Cologne, stated in a homily in honor of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary that the “priesthood has not been invented by man, but goes back to the mandate of Our Lord.”   “If we take this seriously, it becomes clear that therefore the question about the priesthood of women is not a question which lies in our power of disposition,” he said in a September 8 homily."

ANOTHER BLUFF? - Islamic State Targets New York City and Police With Online Propaganda - 

"Islamic State has ramped up threats against New York City and New York Police Department officers in recent weeks, counterterrorism officials said in interviews."

THIS MAY OR MAY NOT HELP - Major review asks which supplements really aid mental health - 

"The meta-analyses that the researchers assessed indicated that omega-3 supplements could help relieve symptoms of major depression in people who also take antidepressants.  Also, limited evidence suggested that omega-3 supplements may offer small improvements to some people with ADHD.  For mood disorders and schizophrenia, N-acetylcysteine — an amino acid — seemed to help when individuals took it alongside their regular treatments."

U.S. MONEY IS LEAVING CHINA - China trade war: US companies yank money from country at faster pace - 

"More than a quarter (26.5 percent) of the 333 respondents to AmCham’s annual survey said they have redirected investment away from China over the past year, up 6.9 percentage points from 2018. Technology, hardware, software and services companies (40 percent), industrial manufacturing (37.1 percent) and chemicals (36.7 percent) were the most likely to look elsewhere."
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HEROIC - Man who lost wife on 9/11 recalls fight to help survivors and victims in her honor - 

“I knew in that fraction of a second it was a twin-engine jet going full-throttle. I ran out onto the balcony which faced north – and it was dead silent,” Wolf, 65, told Fox News. “I stepped back through the sliding glass door, and all I heard was 'Ka-boom.' Then someone on the street said, ‘Oh my God, a plane has gone into the World Trade Center,’ and I yelled back, 'Are you kidding me? My wife works there.'”  The days that followed passed in an agonizing blur for the musician, pilot, and businessman. Every time the phone rang, his heart leaped into his throat, and he scrambled in anticipation. But Friday came, and there was still no word from his bride, Katherine.

REMEMBERING - 9/11: The images of the attack that changed the world - 

"An American flag flies near the destroyed World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, hours after the collapse of the towers."

COMMENTARY:  Has the 9/11 tragedy really changed the "world" or especially New York city?  Are the citizens of New York city more compassionate towards the unborn who are killed through abortions?  Do they now disapprove of practicing homosexuals or "gay" marriage?  The answer is no!

Although we of course, should  express our sorrow for all the innocent people who died on 9/11, we must also reflect upon the words of JESUS when some Galileans were killed and a much smaller tragedy occurred  during His physical presence on earth:

"And there were present, at that very time, some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.  And he answering, said to them: Think you that these Galileans were sinners above all the men of Galilee, because they suffered such things?  No, I say to you: but unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish. 

Or those eighteen upon whom the TOWER fell in Siloe, and slew them: think you, that they also were debtors (one guilty of neglect or violation of duty) above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem?  No, I say to you; but except you do penance, you shall all likewise perish."
----Luke 13:1-5      vtb

GREAT FAITH - Medjugorje: Vicka in Home town of Jesus – …See Vicka at 2:00 minutes “The Mother of Jesus arrives in Bethlehem” - 

"Massive turnout of people witnessed visionary Vicka Ivankovic-Mijatovic’s public apparition in an auditorium in Bethlehem on August 25. Three days before, the atmosphere was more private during apparition in the biblical Gethsemane Garden. Vicka returns to Medjugorje on Monday."

ANOTHER SAD REMINDER - Hurricane Dorian death toll at 44, but officials, residents know it will rise dramatically - 

"Freeport, Bahamas – The grim toll of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas reached 44 on Sunday, according to the Caribbean nation's government, which expects the number of dead to rise.  Minister of Health Duane Sands told The Miami Herald the official death toll represents confirmed deaths and is tabulated as the bodies arrive at the morgue. The majority of the deaths reported occurred in the Abaco Islands. In the other hard-hit area, Grand Bahama, officials attribute eight deaths to Hurricane Dorian."

PROVING TRUMP IS NOT GUILTY - CIA Crushes CNN's Latest Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory - 

Brittany Bramell, the CIA director of public affairs, told CNN: “CNN’s narrative that the Central Intelligence Agency makes life-or-death decisions based on anything other than objective analysis and sound collection is simply false. Misguided speculation that the President’s handling of our nation’s most sensitive intelligence—which he has access to each and every day—drove an alleged exfiltration operation is inaccurate.”  White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “CNN’s reporting is not only incorrect, it has the potential to put lives in danger.”

MORE ON THE MENTALLY SICK NEWS MEDIA  - Mollie Hemingway calls out CNN, hits media's 'unbelievable' coverage of Trump's 'Sharpie-gate' - 

"DONALDTRUMP, (TWEET) Sep 5, 2019 - In the early days of the hurricane, when it was predicted that Dorian would go through Miami or West Palm Beach, even before it reached the Bahamas, certain models strongly suggested that Alabama & Georgia would be hit as it made its way through Florida & to the Gulf......

Instead it turned North and went up the coast, where it continues now. In the one model through Florida, the Great State of ALABAMA would have been hit or grazed. In the path it took, no. Read my FULL FEMA statement. What I said was accurate! All Fake News in order to demean!"

DOUBLE STANDARD DEMOCRATS - The Appalling Double Standard Behind The Politicization Of Mass Shootings - 

"As far as Dayton is concerned, why it’s another matter entirely. CNN and the mainstream media in general are careful to hold back, to not attribute a motivation behind a clearly left-wing shooter, and even tried to fact check Trump for using the same tactics they use when it’s a supposedly “right-wing” killer: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested a left-wing political motivation behind the massacre in Dayton, Ohio, despite police statements that say there's a lack of a clear motive.” 

FIGHTING BACK - BOOM! Trump Team Unveils Plan to Defeat Social Media Bias Heading Toward 2020 - 

"The Trump Team has announced creation of an APP that will now give Trump supporters a way to stay in the loop.  I believe our President would call this 3-D Chess.  Business Insider reports that The Trump Campaign will be launching its own social networking app as we move toward 2020:  President Donald Trump has used Twitter as a digital megaphone throughout his presidency to directly address his supporters — and he will soon have another tool at his disposal to get his message out unfiltered."

WAS HE ASKED TO RESIGN?  DOES IT REALLY MATTER? - Controversy: National security adviser John Bolton gone from the Trump White House. Was he fired, or did he quit? - 

"On Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted, "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week."...Shortly after Trump sent this tweet, Bolton tweeted, "I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, 'Let's talk about it tomorrow.'"

LESS EMOTIONAL TIES FOR TEENS EQUALS A BETTER STATE OF MIND - Study: Teenagers Who Don't Date Have Better Social Skills, Less Depressed - 

"With all of the social and personal turmoil that develops during the teenage years, a new study finds teens who hold off on dating have better social skills, are happier, and are less depressed.  This finding goes against American culture in terms of every movie or television show that portrays teenagers in high school."


NCR's BIASED ATTACK:  "The whole world now knows that Pope Francis is more or less fed up with some of his critics. His comment about it being an "honor" to be attacked by conservative Catholics in the U.S. made that clear for all to see. Francis had just been presented with a copy of a new book by French author Nicolas Seneze, which catalogs  conservative Catholic efforts, largely American, to influence this pope or to limit his influence and undermine his efforts. The fallout from the pope's comment is kind of fun to watch. Last week, EWTN host Raymond Arroyo began his hour-long show with an eight minute "commentary" that pronounced the pope's comment "troubling." I actually found the pope's candor refreshing."

FACTS DON'T LIE -For first time EVER, most new working-age hires in the U.S. are people of color thanks to Trump economy - 

"It’s yet another significant minority success story the far-left media would rather not talk about. (though even the Washington Post couldn’t ignore this one!) No president has ever generated more jobs for minorities (and women) than President Trump. In fact, the number of new jobs for people of color is outpacing those for white Americans. This remarkable transformation is a stark difference to the Obama years that saw minority unemployment skyrocket and black and Hispanic communities decimated by the plagues of poverty and resulting crime."

A GOOD MAN IS SLANDERED - Records raise new questions about FBI’s Michael Flynn investigation - 

"Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the White House in early February 2017 that the bureau was not considering the national security adviser at the time, Michael Flynn, for a potential Logan Act prosecution over conversations with the Russian ambassador before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, government records reviewed by Fox News indicate.  McCabe was referring to the rarely prosecuted 200-year-old statute that bars American citizens from engaging with a foreign government without authorization from the current U.S. government."

MORE DIRTY TACTICS BY OUR CORRUPT NEWS MEDIA - Fake Views: Trump Says ‘Many of These Polls are Fixed’ by ‘Corrupt News Media’ - 

"In the first of two tweets on the subject, Trump recalled how results of a “fake poll” by ABC/Washington Post during his 2016 campaign were drastically revised after his lawyers protested:  “ABC/Washington Post Poll was the worst and most inaccurate poll of any taken prior to the 2016 Election. When my lawyers protested, they took a 12 point down and brought it to almost even by Election Day. It was a Fake Poll by two very bad and dangerous media outlets. Sad!”
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FAKE NEWSPAPER - NYT Deletes Embarrassing Tweet PRAISING Mao Zedong Who Killed TENS OF MILLIONS Of People - 

“Mao Zedong died on this day in 1976,” the Times archive’s Twitter account said in a since-deleted note published on social media. “The Times said he ‘began as an obscure peasant’ and ‘died one of history’s great revolutionary figures.’”…It was not long before social media users noticed and took exception on Monday to the Times’ weirdly glowing description of the 20th century’s most prolific mass murderer. The push back became such that the paper deleted the tweet eventually, issuing a sort of half-hearted mea culpa.  “We’ve deleted a previous tweet about Mao Zedong that lacked critical historical context,” the account tweeted Monday.

PROVING AGAIN HE IS NOT, & NEVER WAS A RACIST - Trump announces help for certain historically black colleges - 

"Trump said federal law had restricted more than 40 faith-based HBCUs and seminaries from fully tapping a program that provides federal loan guarantees for their construction projects.  “This meant that your faith-based institutions, which have made such extraordinary contributions to America, were unfairly punished for their religious beliefs,” the president told a conference on historically black colleges and universities meeting in Washington...Trump also used the speech to review assistance he’s provided to HBCUs since taking office, including signing a farm bill that included more than $100 million for scholarships and research at certain historically black colleges and universities. Trump also relocated the federal HBCU initiative to the White House from the Education Department."

GOOGLE LOVES DEMOCRATS & DISLIKES REPUBLICANS - It’s true: Google stole the 2018 midterm elections FOR Democrats by targeting select voters with “Go Vote” icon - 

"If you needed any more proof that Google is A. a monopoly; B. is far too big; C. is collecting way too much data on users (mostly without our permission), this story ought to provide it."

ITS WORKING - Trump’s Pressure Is Weighing Heavily on Iran - 

"Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high after Iran says it seized a British-flagged oil tanker in mid-July. WSJ's Gerald F. Seib explains the carefully calibrated way the two countries are trying to ratchet up pressure on each other, yet stop short of open conflict."

A HORRIBLE DEATH SENTENCE- Nurse: I Witnessed the Infanticide Ralph Northam (AND NEARLY ALL DEMOCRATS) Defended - 

"This was a small, nicely decorated room complete with a First Foto machine in case parents wanted pictures of their aborted babies, baptismal supplies if parents wanted their aborted babies baptized, and a foot printer and baby bracelets if parents wanted keepsakes of their aborted babies. There was also a wooden rocker to rock these babies to death," Stanek testified. She submitted photos of the comfort room with her testimony.  "That’s why the word 'comfortable,' which Governor Northam used, was particularly grating. How far will doctors go to comfort themselves for letting abortion survivors die? Pretty far," the nurse added, bitterly. "Clearly, little abortion survivors desperately need Congress to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, to provide them with legal medical protections and not leave open the decision whether they live or die."

A CITY OF MANY KILLINGS - Local News Source Concludes & Admits TRUMP IS RIGHT ‘Baltimore does have more murders per capita than Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador’- 

Here are the numbers:

Baltimore 51.3 murders per 100,000 residents
El Salvador 50 murders per 100,000 residents
Honduras 41.4 murders per 100,000 residents
Guatemala 22 murders per 100,000 residents

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT - Jeffress: When love is called hate … End Times are near - 

"Christians are being attacked in American culture for the slightest evidence of their being identified as Christian, and one pastor says this could be a sign the Lord is coming back – soon."

TRUMP: A WINNER WITH THE VOTERS - GOP Pulls Off Huge Special Election Wins In North Carolina, & It’s Great News for Trump 2020 - 

"Dan Bishop was down 17 points 3 weeks ago. He then asked me for help, we changed his strategy together, and he ran a great race. Big Rally last night. Now it looks like he is going to win. 

USELESS DEMOCRATIC PARTY SHOULD BE DISSOLVED - REVEALED: Not One Single Person Showed Up to Latest Democrat ‘Impeach Trump’ Event - 

"A website called ImpeachmentAugust.org said there would be an impeachment rally on Monday at 11 a.m. on the House side of the Capitol.  No one showed up, Breitbart News reports.  Not. One. Person."

WORTH TRYING? - Two common dietary supplements may protect against heart disease, stroke - 

"In a recent study from West Virginia University, scientists found that some common dietary supplements may help protect people from heart disease and stroke.  They found taking folic acid may protect against stroke, and taking omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease.  But other supplements, such as calcium and vitamin D, don’t have these health benefits.  In fact, if people take the two supplements together, they may have a higher risk of stroke.

ANOTHER WELCOMED CONVERSION - A True Story: How the Horror of 9/11 Brought This New Yorker Closer to Christ - 

“When the attacks happened I learned, ‘Wow! I actually have no control,’”  Stanton explained. “My worldview was totally changed and I really had to start over from the beginning: ‘who am I?’ and ‘who am I in Christ’?

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HORRIBLE DESTRUCTION! 'There is nothing left': Fox News' Steve Harrigan describes death, devastation from Dorian in Bahamas

"Just 180 miles off the coast of Palm Beach, Fla., Hurricane Dorian left Abaco Island in the Bahamas completely leveled and smelling of death, according to Fox News' Steve Harrigan.  Bodies of people and dogs lie strewn about -- including inside a church that was apparently used for shelter, Harrigan said Friday..."

PRAYERS FOR A CONFUSED AND HURTING CHURCH - Catholics to gather near Vatican next month to pray for Church in her hour of crisis - 

"This Passion dates back well before 2013, as Benedict XVI himself has said on several occasions. The last two years of his pontificate were also a time of intense suffering for believers; the obstacles placed along his path by open or hidden enemies were evident to all. Yet Benedict somehow acted as a dam (perhaps, in some way, he is still doing so today), but after his resignation the flood arrived."

DEVOTED TO AMERICA AND TRUMP - ‘It’s Kind of Like an Addiction’: On the Road With Trump’s Rally Diehards - 

"Libby DePiero once drove her Ford Focus so far to attend a Trump campaign rally—about 1,000 miles from her home in Connecticut to Indiana—that when she lay in bed that night she thought the twitching in her driving leg was coming from an animal under the mattress."

FORBIDDING U.S. GOVERNMENT TO CAUTION AMERICANS ABOUT TERRORISTS ORGANIZATIONS - Terrorist watch list ruled unconstitutional after lawsuit by Muslim US citizens; next steps remain unclear - 

"A group of nearly two dozen Muslim U.S. citizens won a major victory in federal court on Wednesday in their suit against the FBI and other federal agencies over use of the terror watchlist, even as it remained unclear what exactly the consequences of the ruling would be."

POPE WANTS BROADER OUTLOOK - ‘The term ‘life’ must be redefined,’ new head of Vatican Life Academy declares - 

“The Academy in particular is to become more and more a place of competent and respectful meeting and dialogue among experts, including those from other religious traditions as well as proponents of world views the Academy needs to know better in order to widen its horizons,” he said.

TRACING BACK THEIR HERITAGE - Genome of nearly 5000-year-old woman links modern Indians to ancient civilization - 

"At roughly the same time that ancient Egyptians were constructing their first great pyramids and Mesopotamians were building monumental temples and ziggurats, the Harappans of South Asia—also known as the Indus Valley Civilization—were erecting massive baked brick housing complexes and cutting elaborate canal systems. The civilization’s abrupt downfall remains one of the great mysteries of the ancient world. Now, for the first time, scientists have analyzed the genome of an ancient Harappan. The findings reveal little about why the society collapsed, but they illuminate both its past and its continuing genetic legacy in modern Indians."

DIRTY PIGS - Don’t touch any pig ear treats or feed them to your dog, the FDA and CDC say - 

"Dog owners, if you've been waiting to give up your pet's pig ears, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that now is the time.  A warning about a multistate salmonella outbreak tied to the treats has been updated to include all pig ear products.  "A total of 127 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 33 states," the CDC said in its update Wednesday.

TOO LATE FOR SOME - After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes - 

"Americans should not smoke e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday, as they investigate how hundreds of people became sick, and at least three people died, after using them.  “While this investigation is ongoing, people should not use e-cigarette products,” Dana Meaney-Delman of the CDC said in a call Friday. That broad recommendation is because “there is a diversity of products” related to e-cigarettes, some containing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive component, and some containing nicotine, she said."

UPDATES ON THE UPDATE - Surprise, Microsoft changed Windows Update behavior for the better in Windows 10 1903 - 

"Since the release of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system in 2015, updating and patching was at the heart of criticism that administrators and power users leveled at Microsoft. It was not the only argument brought forth against Windows 10, Telemetry being another, but it was a major one.  A lack of control over updates and quality issues caused quite some havoc since then. Microsoft pushes out cumulative updates once a month on the second Tuesday of the month. The company releases a second cumulative update that acts as a preview of things to come in the same month."

BAD APPLE SITUATION- A royal mess: How Brexit has tarnished the crown - 

"The battle over the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union has rocked some of the country’s most cherished institutions. It has dominated the political debate, paralyzed parliament, pitted Tory against Tory, Labour against Labour and threatened the integrity of the Union. Then late last month, it reached out and touched the queen."

CAUTION REQUIRED - Too much vitamin D may reduce bone density, say scientists - 

"However, for people in cold northern climes, this kind of sun is rare for six or more months of winter, leading to possible vitamin D deficiency. This means that they take supplements instead, to prevent bone weakening.  The recommended daily intake for vitamin D by Health Canada is 600 IU (International Units) up to the age of 70 years, after which it goes up to 800 IU. However, some experts disagree, suggesting that people with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bone becomes thinner, need anywhere from 400 to 2000 IU a day."

A TRULY GOOD MAN - Donald Trump: The most Christian President in years. Bishop Julian Dobbs with Sebastian Gorka on AMERICA First - 

"AMERICA First is the newest nationally-syndicated radio show in the United States, part of the Salem Radio Network. The host, Sebastian Gorka PhD., served most recently as Deputy Assistant for Strategy to the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and is author of the New York Times bestselling book “Defeating Jihad.” His latest book is “Why We Fight: Defeating America’s Enemies – With No Apologies.” You can follow him on Twitter @SebGorka, on Facebook, and on Instagram @sebastian_gorka. AMERICA First is available on the iTunes podcast app, streams live at www.sebgorka.com, and is on YouTube. You can contact him here..."

JOURNALISM AT ITS WORST - White House officials rip Washington Post in scathing op-ed: 'An offensive, egregious affront to true news journalism' - 

“From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Post had some pretty embarrassing moments,” Grisham and Gidley wrote. “Whether it was incorrectly stating that presidents do not deliver remarks on the Fourth of July, ignoring speeches by Presidents Reagan, Kennedy, and Obama, or being called out for shoddy, politically motivated fact-checking, the Post’s lost summer culminated with a fateful day in August when it was forced to issue 15 corrections to a single article.”

CORRUPTING THE REST OF THE CARDINALS? -  Pope Francis just named a pro-LGBT+ bishop as a cardinal - 

"LGBT+ advocates are celebrating after the Pope elevated a leading pro-gay bishop to the College of Cardinals."

PREFER LIFE AND NOT DEATH FOR THE UNBORN - Thousands of People Line the Streets in Costa Rica to Protest Abortion - 

"...unborn babies’ rights are being threatened in the Central American country after the government drafted a regulation allowing “therapeutic” abortions. It is not clear how extensively it would allow unborn babies to be aborted in the country."

DECEPTIVE TITLE OF A NEW LAW - Equality Act will force people into homosexuality, then destroy free speech - 

"As a teenager, Nate Oyloe was attracted to other boys. Hoping to change his sexual attractions, he sought therapy. Today, he is happily married to a woman. Most people would be glad that Nate has achieved the life he wanted. But not everyone is. Lawmakers in his home state of Minnesota recently passed a law banning the kind of therapy Nate received to help him overcome his unwanted same-sex attraction."

BOOMING ECONOMY - 195,000 Jobs Added In August, Surging Past Expectations - 

"Most hiring took place in the service-providing sector, with 184,000 new jobs created. Manufacturing hiring remained fairly steady, with 8,000 jobs added.  It was the best month for private-sector hiring since April, which saw 255,000 new jobs added."

GOOD WORK MR. PRESIDENT!Record 157,878,000 Employed in August; Record Low Unemployment Rate for Blacks - 

"That's an increase of 590,000 from the record 157,228,000 employed in July.  The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. For blacks, the unemployment rate dropped to a record low of 5.5 percent last month. And for Hispanics, the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in August, which ties the record low set earlier this year."

CRIMINAL ACT - Trump Unloads on Obama DACA Order, Calling It 'Totally Illegal' - 

"Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to blast his predecessor for signing an executive order that gave 700,000 illegal aliens who came to America as children protection from deportation for two years and the ability to get a work permit.  Trump called the executive order "totally illegal."

GANG OF BUTCHERS - ICE Confirms 6 of 7 Arrested in Maryland Slaying Belong to MS-13 - 

"Of the six, five are Salvadoran and one is Mexican. All of them are in the country illegally, ICE spokeswoman Kate Pote said in an email. All six are identified in ICE gang databases as members of MS-13. After their arrests, ICE placed detainers on them."


"That means that a site like Drudge’s, which garners tens of millions of clicks per month and has countless advertisers, would be forced to do an accounting of those advertisers. If the sites do not keep track of the people and organizations behind the ad spends on their sites, they could be subject to criminal punishment. What it boils down to is a government-led effort, supposedly to crack down on foreign propaganda that might influence American elections, which will make it more difficult for news sites to operate. It is, without question, a danger to the First Amendment."

A DETAILED EXPLANATION - A Strange Thing Happens if You Use Mouthwash After You Exercise - 

"As a new study shows, the downstream effects can be surprising, and far-reaching too, affecting much more than just your dental well being.  In an experiment led by scientists from the UK and Spain, researchers found that the simple act of using mouthwash after exercising can reduce one of the benefits of exercise: lowering blood pressure."

ONLY ONE POPE?Cardinal Burke says The Expanded Petrine Ministry simply won’t float - 

"First, Cardinal Burke asserts that a pope must govern in order to be pope. “There is only one pope and the pope must govern the Church.” Well yes, that’s how it’s supposed to work, governance being one of the three components of the ministry, the others being teaching and sanctifying. However, failure to govern does not unpope a pope. A pope in a coma, a pope in exile, a pope in prison… none of them can govern, but they still remain pope. This is not a difficult concept. Yes, a pope is SUPPOSED to govern, but the failure/inability to govern has exactly ZERO effect on the ontological reality of who is pope. Popes remain pope until they die or validly resign."

COMMENTARY: The above website (non veni pacem The Splendor of Truth) in its attempt to disqualify Pope Francis as pope, criticizes Cardinal Burke's statements.  In doing so, they do what the devil wants, that is to divide conservatives in the Church.  Pope Francis is a valid pope.  Yes, he is without question liberal, and in some critical moral areas, misguided, but he is still the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church.  Therefore, it is wrong to be critical of Cardinal Burke (an expert in Canon Law) or any other conservative who questions some of Francis's decisions but still regards him as a true pope.  In unfairly judging those like Burke, you do more damage to your cause than good.  vtb  

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THE BEST MORAL CODE- Trump Supporters Have ALL The Moral High Ground. Don’t Cede One Inch Of It To The Left - 

"Despite the fact that roughly three out of four evangelical Christians support President Donald Trump and most of his policies, the #NeverTrump “right” and the anti-Trump left have somehow managed to fool people into thinking they have at least a solid piece of high ground when it comes to “principles,” “morality” and “values.”  I purposefully put those three words in quotes because their mere utterance doesn’t mean the people who pronounce them have an iota of a clue what they really mean. Nevertheless, anti-Trump folks of all political persuasions love tossing them around as a way of signaling their “virtue” to the rest of us."

GETTING BACK AT CORRUPTION - General Flynn’s Attorney Sidney Powell Petitions Court to Hold Mueller Gang in Contempt and Kicked Off Case! - 

"General Flynn has a real fighter in his attorney Sidney Powell and she is rightfully demanding the Mueller gang be held in contempt.  Powell is right no matter what the far left New York Times‘ ‘Russia Collusion’ reporters say."

DISCIPLES OF SATANSatanic Temple Reveals Campaign Targeting Evangelicals - 

"In the context of the internet, ‘trolling’ is a phrase used to describe the act of making random unsolicited and/or controversial comments on various internet forums with the intent to provoke a reaction from unsuspecting readers to engage in a fight or argument.  However, in reality, trolling often means heckling or shouting down ceremonies or sermons. It is considered by many to be a form of harassment. One example of their trolling attempts involved a plan to challenge states that did not recognize gay marriage. Greaves revealed that the plan was to hold “a satanic gay wedding in any one of these states and, if the state refused to recognize it, we’d sue on the grounds that it was our religious liberty to have it recognized.”  

Lamenting the failure of the plan, Satanic Temple founder Lucien Greaves also discussed a plan to attack pro-lifers saying: “We never got to do that but there are people who want to roll back other things such as Roe vs Wade [a Supreme Court ruling which effectively legalizes abortion throughout the US] as well.”

NOT SURPRISING - Satanic Temple head: ‘More than 50% of our membership is LGBTQ’ - 

SHALLOW REPORTING - Crisis Magazine’s hack piece on Medjugorje is an embarrassment – Reporter fails to mention the Vatican’s conclusions of their five-year investigation into the events - 

"On August 30, 2019 Crisis Magazine published an article by Ms. Jane Stannus titled: “Will Rome Fall for the Medjugorje Hoax.” read it here: I will not take on Ms. Stannus’ criticisms point by point. Her entire article is cobbled together from old nuggets of anti-Medjugorje information that have been floating around the internet for decades. She has nothing new to report."

THE LATIN MASS VERSUS THE NEW RITE - Not Authorized: The Untold Story of the Death of the Old Mass - 

"In 1984, Pope John Paul II further granted permissions to all bishops of the world via the letter Quattuor abhinc annos to permit the celebration of the TLM for any group of Catholics who requested it. However, confusion about the status of the TLM persisted. To help clarify once and for all, in 1986, John Paul II convened a commission of nine cardinals (Ratzinger, Mayer, Oddi, Stickler, Casaroli, Gantin, Innocenti, Palazzini, and Tomko) to investigate if either Paul VI or the Second Vatican Council had ever abrogated the TLM.  The commission determined that (1) the TLM had never been juridically suppressed or abrogated and (2) that bishops cannot forbid or restrict a priest concerning the celebration of the traditional rite of Mass, whether in public or in private."

STILL NOT CLEAR - Bp. Schneider: Pope’s Revised ‘Diversity of Religions’ Take ‘Remains Insufficient’ - 

"At the Wednesday general audience on April 3, 2019, Pope Francis spoke these words: “Why does God allow many religions? God wanted to allow this: Scholastic theologians used to refer to God’s voluntas permissiva [permissive will]. He wanted to allow this reality: there are many religions.”  The Pope unfortunately did not make any reference to the objectively erroneous phrase from the Abu Dhabi document which says: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in his wisdom.”

"This phrase is in itself erroneous and contradicts Divine Revelation, since God has revealed to us that He does not want diverse religions, but only the one religion, which He commanded in the First Commandment of the Decalogue: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them” (Ex 20:2-5).  

Our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed the perennial validity of this commandment saying: “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve’” (Mt 4:10). The words “Lord” and “God,” expressed in the first Commandment, mean the Most Holy Trinity, Who is the one Lord and the one God. Hence, what God positively wills is that all men should worship and adore only God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the one Lord and God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: “Since they express man’s fundamental duties towards God and towards his neighbor, the Ten Commandments reveal, in their primordial content, grave obligations. They are fundamentally immutable, and they oblige always and everywhere. No one can dispense from them” (n. 2072)."

ANOTHER LYING DEMOCRAT - Joe Biden Caught Telling Fabricated War Story - 

As the New Hampshire audience sat in silence, The Post reported, the vice president said, “This is the God’s truth. My word as a Biden.”  But according to The Post, it wasn’t “God’s truth.” It wasn’t even “Biden’s truth.”

THREE INTERVIEWS - Donald Trump interview 1980 (Rona Barrett + OTHERS) - 

"We posted this interview(S) for what it is, an historical document. We’re hoping (but realize it’s a long shot) that people will show restraint and keep the comments civil. We as archivists appreciate footage and the story it can tell about a moment in time."

NOT THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE - Why does New York City lose more residents than the rest of America? - 

"New York City is losing more than 270 residents each day, more than any other city in the United States, according to census data analyzed by Bloomberg. Driving the Big Apple residents away are high taxes, staggering costs of living, and a significant decline in quality of life. While local politicians watch swaths of people pack up and leave, they continue to prioritize rank partisanship over smart policy. As a result, the great exodus is likely to accelerate in the months and years to come.  

New York City is home to the highest tax burden in the nation. Its residents fork over an average 12.7 percent of their income in state and local taxes annually. The 2017 federal tax law only drove up middle and upper income New Yorkers’ tax bills even further by capping state and local tax deductions. For many New Yorkers, the extra cost is the straw that broke the camel’s back, instead of coughing up the additional cash, residents simply move to low tax havens like Texas and Florida.""

NO JUSTICE IN AUSTRALIA & NO SUPPORT FROM THE VATICAN - The Networks That Snared George Pell - 

"With the Catholic Church under legal assault by prosecutors in 14 states, the case of a former Philadelphia altar boy dubbed “Billy Doe” serves as a cautionary tale that not every priest accused of sex abuse is automatically guilty.  The case also shows that crusading prosecutors don’t always play by the rules. And that no matter what the true facts in a sex abuse case are, it won’t matter to a biased news media.  The word “crusading” is important here. It captures perfectly the tone, the motivation and the intent of those involved in the pursuit of Cardinal George Pell.  

That is the cast of characters in the Get Pell network. Yet there is another piece of evidence in building the case, circumstantial but, dare one use the term “compelling”, that Pell was shuffled into a position from which there would be no escape. This is the calendar of events from 2011 to 2017. Again, it suggests a long game, involving many assassins and the brutal use of State power to hound the innocent amid the drip feed of then, and still, unsubstantiated allegations."

GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT - The Case Against Cardinal George Pell: New Details Emerge - 

DEALING WITH AN ENEMY - Trump has the right strategy on Beijing. As a Chinese dissident, I’d know - 

"As someone who has spent years with the knife edge of the Chinese Communist Party bearing down on my throat for my human rights work, I know that the president is on to something. Tariffs and economic threats may be blunt tools, but they are the kind of aggressive tactics necessary to get the attention of the CCP regime, which respects only power and money. It’s not just about “winning,” as the president sometimes puts it, and it’s not simply about trade: It’s about justice, and doing what’s right for ordinary Chinese and American people.  

Presidents before Trump naively believed that China would abide by international standards of behavior if it were granted access to institutions like the World Trade Organization and generally treated as a “normal” country. But that path proved mistaken, and Beijing ignored Western pressure on matters from human rights to the widespread theft of intellectual property. Trump, whatever his flaws, grasps this reality."

HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FEARS THE POWER OF CHINA?From Asia’s Finest to Hong Kong’s Most Hated - 

"Moments after a gasoline bomb arced over a police-station wall, officers began shooting rounds of rubber bullets at protesters here. One struck a young woman in the eye, leaving her with a bloody orb. Elsewhere, police stormed a subway station, blocked its exits, and launched tear gas inside as demonstrators fled onto trains. At another metro stop, officers in gas masks fired at close range toward the backs of young people, appearing to hit at least one."


NOT GOOD NEWS FOR POPE FRANCIS - This Pontificate Is Worse Than the Falklands War’ - 

"Far from reviving Catholicism in Buenos Aires, this pontificate has deflated it. “Immediately after his election church attendance seemed to go up a little bit,” said one Argentine Catholic. “But now it has gone down. Parishes which once had perpetual Eucharistic adoration no longer have it. The situation in Buenos Aires has gone from bad to worse.” Another Argentine Catholic tells me, “I stopped going to daily Mass because the quality of it has become such a joke.”  Indeed, many of the Catholic institutions in Buenos Aires seem either ghost-townish or in the hands of open heretics. (The Vatican nunciature looked like an abandoned haunted house.) I walked into an archdiocesan bookstore in the heart of Buenos Aires only to see placed in its most prominent display case fawning books about Hans Küng, one of the most heretical theologians of the 20th century."

A SPIRITUAL CHANGE - From Gay to Gospel: The Fascinating Story of Becket Cook - 

"Ten years ago, Becket Cook was a gay man in Hollywood who had achieved great success as a set designer in the fashion industry. He worked with stars and supermodels, from Natalie Portman to Claudia Schiffer, traveling the world to design photo shoots for the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He attended award shows and parties at the homes of Paris Hilton and Prince. He spent summers swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool.   A decade later, Cook has moved on from that life—and he doesn’t miss it."

A REFLECTION OF NAZI GERMANY - Jew-haters are the problem, not Israel - 

"Jew-haters are all motivated by the same mindset: 1) they hate Jews but are unable to provide any truly intellectual reasoning for hating them, even as the more dishonest Jew-haters will deny hating Jews. They fall back on the old "I have friends" who are "whatever" line, only they insert "Jews." I've heard the pathetic reasonings of Jew-haters, and regardless of the lengths they go to deceive themselves, they don't deceive anyone else – they are Jew-haters; 2) ultimately the Jew-haters want to see the destruction of Israel; and 3) you will never hear them acknowledge the true facts about Israel nor the fact that the idea of Palestine as the assignation tossed around today is more mythical than unicorns with udders."

YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO ANY FORM OF MAGIC - Nashville Catholic school pulls 'Harry Potter' books over 'curses and spells' - 

"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception, Reehil said in a statement to the paper. 'The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text.'"

FAILING TO UNDERSTAND DIPLOMACY- Pete Buttigieg's husband Chasten attacks Mike Pence's lunch with openly gay Irish leader, claiming it doesn't mean the vice president is 'any less homophobic' - 

"Chasten Buttigieg attacked Mike Pence's lunch with an openly-gay Irish leader, saying just because the two shared meal doesn't mean the vice president is 'any less homophobic.'   Buttigieg, the "husband" of Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, criticized a tweet on Monday from deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere, who wrote anyone who thinks Pence is 'anti-gay' should look at his lunch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner."


A NEEDED VITAMIN - Study links low vitamin D levels in young kids to aggression in adolescents - 

"Vitamin D deficiency also associated with depression and schizophrenia adulthood."

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAUSING FEAR - Disgrace: Seventh Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Rape in Anti-ICE County Since Late July - 

"Last time we checked in on progressive Montgomery County, Maryland, four illegal immigrants had been arrested on rape charges since Democratic politicians imposed new rules in late July that hampered local officials' ability to cooperate with ICE."

THEY WANT US TO STOP "NEEDLING" THEM - People with tattoos make reckless decisions and are more impulsive than those who are not inked, study claims - 

"Study looked at long-term decision making of people with and without tattoos - Found people with body ink were more likely to make impulsive decisions - They would not fully think through the consequences and act recklessly - Approximately a third of all adults aged between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo."

DOES NOT OBJECT - Pope backs tattoos as they can help priests connect with the 'culture of the young' - 

He added that young priests could use them to connect with the people they were trying to reach out to, because the tattoos often communicated information about the person.   A tattoo can become a talking point and a way for the priest to find out more about an individual, he said, and to connect with "the culture of the young..."

THE TRUTH HAS BECOME KNOWN - 'Catastrophic decisions': (General) Mattis savages Obama for 'failure' in foreign policy - 

"Mattis says he won’t discuss a sitting president, though it seems clear he disdains Trump’s leadership style. But he is scathing about a former president in Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, which is released today, and he doesn’t hesitate to name him: Barack Obama.  The former general's opinion of Obama, for whom Mattis was head of U.S. Central Command from 2010 until 2013, might be summed up by a single entry in the book’s index: “Obama, Barack, strategic thinking lacking.”

ORGANIZED KILLINGS - Organized crime-related homicides soared 77% in August - 

"It was the third consecutive month with more than 2,000 such murders."

TERRIBLE DISASTER - First Aerial Images of Marsh Harbour Bahamas in Ruin - 

PERIODIC PHYSICAL CHECKUPS VERY NECESSARY - Scientists can predict risk of heart attack with 90 per cent accuracy - 

"Scientists have found a way to predict the risk of heart attack with 90 per cent accuracy - almost a decade in advance.  The breakthrough by Oxford University uses artificial intelligence to look “beneath the surface” of routine CT scans and spot biomarkers which can give early red flags."

BAD DECISIONS BY BISHOPS CAN CAUSE GREAT HARM - An Open Letter to My Bishop - 

"You suspended Fr. Geoff Drew, pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola parish, for “inappropriate” texting with a male student at the attached St. Ignatius school. No details have been given of these texts, but they were obviously “inappropriate” enough to warrant the serious action you took. Furthermore, it came to light after his suspension that Fr. Drew had been under monitoring at his last assignment at St. Maximilian Kolbe parish for similar concerns, including complaints of hugs, shoulder rubs, patting of knees, comments of a sexual nature, and texting. The principal of St. Ignatius school stated that he had not been informed of these concerns when Fr. Drew was assigned to St. Ignatius last year. The complaints from St. Maximilian Kolbe parish apparently were shoved under the rug because Fr. Drew’s actions weren’t technically criminal. With the focus strictly on legality instead of the salvation of souls, a wolf was allowed to roam among the sheep."

SOME DO NOT FOLLOW A GREAT SAINT'S EXAMPLE - St. Jean Vianney versus the Counterfeit Priests - 

"In the true-life example laid out by Mr. Dreher, a person he describes as a “faithful Catholic layman” had direct knowledge of widespread homosexual corruption in a seminary in 2002. The layman was close friends with Cardinal Bernard Law in the Archdiocese of Boston. The layman informed Cardinal Law about the homosexual corruption, and the cardinal did nothing. According to Mr. Dreher, the layman could not reconcile his love and respect for the cardinal with the fact that the cardinal allowed the corruption to flourish unaddressed."

WHICH WAY IS MORE REVERENT? RECEIVING ON SOILED HANDS OR DIRECTLY ON THE TONGUE? - Hand or Tongue: The Eucharistic Reception Debate - 

"Why did the Church institute the practice of communion in the hand? How has it taken over the entire Church is such a short amount of time?  This change was brought about by negligence from the Dutch bishops shortly after Vatican II. Communion standing and in the hand was until then a Protestant idea implanted during the Revolution. After Vatican II, the practice began being used in Catholic parishes across Holland and was not stopped by the Conference of Bishops. This abuse spread to Germany, France, and Belgium. Since it was becoming widespread, Pope Paul VI commissioned the bishops of the world to answer questions concerning this practice. With the bishops’ feedback, the pope promulgated the Instruction Memoriale Domini (May 29, 1969). This instruction included the following..."

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SENATORS:  Maria Cantwell (Washington) - Susan Collins (Maine) - Dick Durbin ( Illinois) - Kirsten Gillibrand (New York) - Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) - Tim Kaine ( Virginia) - Patrick Leahy ( Vermont) - Ed Markey (Massachussetts) - Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada) - Claire McCaskill (Missouri) - Bob Menendez ( New Jersey) - Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) - Patty Murray (Washington) - Jack Reed ( Rhode Island).

KEEP YOUR CHILDREN AWAY FROM TARGET - Target Dressing Room Peeper Had More Than 60 Photos of Women and Children on Phone, Police Say - 

"A man who police said drilled holes in dressing room doors at Target stores in our area now faces more charges after investigators allegedly found dozens of photos on his phone of women and children undressing."

IT'S BEING BUILT- New website to track current progress of Trump’s border wall - 

"A supporter of President Donald Trump created the new website named “TrumpWallconstrution” to inform on the progress of border wall construction.  According to the website, the status of Trump’s border wall is 89 miles completed and 226 miles to be built.  The website includes an interactive map that went online last week and has information on planning and current work in progress of the major sectors of the border wall."


THE READERS COMMENTS ARE ALSO VERY INTERESTING- Did Saint Francis Prophecy Predict Pope Francis? -  

"A short time before the holy Father’s [St. Francis’] death, he called together his children and warned them of the coming troubles"

ANOTHER BETRAYAL OF THE LORD -  August 26, 2019Bishop Schneider says Vatican is betraying ‘Jesus Christ as the only Savior of mankind’ - 

"The Vatican’s decision to IMPLEMENT a document affirming that the “diversity of religions” is “willed by God,” without CORRECTING this statement, is tantamount to “promoting the neglect of the first Commandment” and a “betrayal of the Gospel,” Bishop Athanasius Schneider has said.

COMMENTARY: The pope allows a contradiction of his own words.  This issue was also  discussed in a previous post:

FEW WILL BE AWARE OF THIS CLARIFICATION - Bishop Schneider: Pope clarified statement on ‘diversity of religions’ - 

"Mar 8, 2019 - Bishop Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, joined fellow Kazakhstani bishops for their ad limina visit to Rome last week, during which they raised several concerns with the Pope.

The bishop told LifeSite News that he had a direct exchange with Pope Francis on a declaration signed last month by the Pope and the Grand Imam of Abu Dhabi. The document states that the “pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, SEX, race and language are WILLED by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings."

Schneider says the Pope explicitly told him that he could share their discussion on this point: “You can say that the phrase in question on the diversity of religions means the PERMISSIVE will of God.”

The Pope also “acknowledged that…the sentence can be understood erroneously," especially as the difference between the sexes are positively willed by God.

“When we mention both of these phrases in the same sentence, then the diversity of religions is interpreted as positively willed by God, like the diversity of sexes,” Schneider said.

“The sentence therefore leads to doubt and erroneous interpretations, and so it was my desire, and my request that the Holy Father RECTIFY this.  But he said to us bishops: you can say that the phrase in question on the diversity of religions means the permissive will of God.”

COMMENTARY:  Was it actually "rectified"?  If it was, I know of no one who has heard it.  In addition, if Bishop Schneider had not asked Pope Francis that question, would Francis have clarified it to the bishops or the whole Church?  That is very doubtful as rarely does he admit he was wrong.  He appears to be more concerned about what the Muslims will think than what Catholics and other Christians will think.  And what does "diversity of SEX mean??  That too is not clarified. 
vtb

MASTER OF THE DEAL - Rebecca Grant: Trump and the G-7 -- These are the three big scores from Biarritz - 

“A really great G-7,” said President Trump, announcing an imminent, major trade deal with Japan late Sunday.  Then on Monday, Macron said Iran’s President Rouhani is willing to talk with the United States.  This is the third G-7 meeting for President Trump, and by far, the best. Admit it. Before Trump became president, few noticed these meetings of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada and the United States, which have been taking place since 1975."

STILL FIGHTING - Trump and the G-7 minefield – Successful fight against progressive agenda will bring rewards - 

"Trump was right to push back against climate and the other “niche” agenda items (as the White House described them) and insist that the G-7 leaders focus on the big economic policy questions."

NOT THE PROPER PLACE - Latter-day Saint leaders change rules against guns in church - 

"Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world," it says. "With the exception of current law enforcement officers, the carrying of lethal weapons on church property, concealed or otherwise, is prohibited."

LIFE & DEATH DECISION - Government to seek death penalty for accused Tree of Life gunman Robert Bowers - 

"PITTSBURGH —Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, who is charged with fatally shooting 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a court filing Monday.  The counts are obstruction of free exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death, and use and discharge of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a crime of violence and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence."

AGREEING TO DISAGREE - Turkey's Erdogan in Russia for Syria talks with Putin - 

"Despite signing a deal a year ago to create a de-escalation zone near the rebel-held stronghold of Idlib, the tension between the two countries has risen in the last two weeks after an air raid by the Russian-backed Syrian military targeted a Turkish convoy passing through Idlib province.  Both countries are unhappy with their policy regarding Syria, Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen said.  "Erdogan wants Putin to rein in the Syrian forces. President Putin's spokesperson said he understands the concerns of Erdogan but said he's also very worried about the movements of the rebels against Russian forces," Vaessen said.

WAS TOO EASY - The Army is making marksmanship training harder to prepare soldiers for the two-way firing range - 

"The Army is working to improve its small arms training to better simulate combat by having soldiers engage several targets at once, grab magazines from their pack to reload, and fix weapons malfunctions while on the range, the service recently announced.  "It's exactly what we would do in a combat environment, and I think it's just going to build a much better shooter," Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Fortenberry, the senior enlisted leader at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, tasked with overseeing the Army's efforts to update marksmanship training for the first time in decades."

STILL USING NONSENSE  THEORIES- Ancient Mars was warm and rainy enough to support life, study says - 

"Even if conditions on Mars used to support flowing water, that's no longer the case. According to Space.com, present-day Mars has an average temperature of approximately negative 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Add in the planet's thin atmosphere that is largely made up of carbon dioxide, and it's difficult for Mars to support life as we know it.  Horgan continued that researchers understand that the building blocks of life on Earth "developed very soon" after the planet's formation, adding that flowing water is "essential for life's development."  "So evidence that we had early, flowing water on Mars, will increase the chances that simple life may have developed at around the same time as it did on Earth. We hope that the Mars 2020 mission will be able to look more closely at these minerals, and begin to answer exactly what conditions existed when Mars was still young".

VIOLENCE HAS BECOME AMERICA'S COMPANION - MASS SHOOTINGS AND ÉMILE DURKHEIM -
 
"There are lots of great and beautiful things about America, but in the outside world we tend to import its worst aspects and mimic them without much reflection or awareness. There have been many baneful imports from the American front line: misandry, identity politics, political correctness, opioids, reality television, really bad television, celebrity hypocrisy, barefaced media mendacity, etc. With mass shootings we appear to have reached the outer limit of the potential for awfulness a modern society is capable of throwing up."

EXPLAINING WHAT "DEATH" REALLY MEANS - Medjugorje: Visionary -“Death does not exist”..the Gospa tells us, “you are unaware. It is simply a veil that falls, like the curtain of the temple of Jerusalem…hidden in the invisible, the Holy of Holies!” - 

"The saints conquered this lack of clarity and lived as if they could see the invisible. This allowed them to embrace invisible realities without fearing the day when the pane of glass would break, when the veil would fall.  The Heavenly Court was already familiar to them, and they viewed the passage through the valley of death as a long awaited kiss that would bring them forever into the company of the elect after their exile."

ONGOING DISCUSSION- Why you need to talk to your doctor before you start taking supplements - 

"That’s why smart supplement shopping is so important. “If you’re not sure about the safety of an ingredient, the first thing you should do is talk to your doctor or pharmacist,” notes John Travis, a senior research scientist at NSF International, a global public health and safety organization. “Also look for an independent certification mark on the label before you start using the product; this is especially important if you’re already taking a prescription medication.” Examples of such certifications include ones from NSF International and the United States Pharmacopeial Convention."

EXPLAINING THE TRUTH TO DENSE PEOPLE - Pope Benedict reacts to criticisms of his letter on the sex abuse crisis - 

“I notice that on the four pages of the article by Mrs. Aschmann,” Benedict writes, “the word God – which I have made the central aspect of the question – does not appear once.” 

NOT A FUNNY ISSUE- Hannity takes on Bill Maher over recent statements - 

'Fox News' Sean Hannity delivered a straight forward message to HBO host Bill Maher Monday night, telling the comedian to keep his "big mouth shut."  "You're a mean spirited jackass," Hannity said on his television show.

DEMOCRATS DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING - Dem court filing suggests Trump impeachment probe began before Mueller even submitted report - 

"Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee suggested in a court filing Monday that they have been carrying out an impeachment investigation of President Trump since before Robert Mueller’s report was even submitted, which appears to contradict previous statements by committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif."

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CHINA FINALLY WAKING UP, U.S. HAS STRONGER ECONOMY -Trump Tariffs Tank Asian Equities, Chinese Yuan. China Ready To Negotiate - 

"President Donald Trump's latest trade war escalation against China appears to have had an immediate effect on Asian markets and the Chinese Yuan, sending both tumbling early on Monday morning...Chinese Vice Premier Liu He indicated early on Monday that the communist nation was willing to negotiate with the U.S. to prevent the trade war from escalating."

ARTISTIC BOY- (PHOTOS) Autistic Boy Overcomes Obstacles And Builds The Largest LEGO Replica Of Titanic - 

LIFE OF BABY CAME FIRST - Runner Sarah Brown Sacrificed Olympic Dreams and Rejected Abortion to Become a Mom - 

"What gave Brown these strong convictions and determination? Her bio on Athlete Biz gives a clue: “Sarah believes that her running talent is a gift from God and needs to be used for something more than her own personal gains.”

GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE - US Steel credits Trump as it restarts construction on factory - 

"US Steel Corp. will restart construction on an idled manufacturing facility in Alabama, and it gave some of the credit to President Donald Trump’s trade policies in an announcement Monday.  Trump’s “strong trade actions” are partly responsible for the resumption of work on an advanced plant near Birmingham, the Pittsburgh-based company said in a statement. The administration’s tariffs have raised prices on imported steel and aluminum."

TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS - Imam Says “Muslims Have The RIGHT To Take Property from FILTHY Christians and Jews” (VIDEO) - 

"Rhоdеѕ Cоllеgе in Mеmрhіѕ, Tееn., whо Thе Nеw Yоrk Timеs Mаgаzіnе dеѕсrіbеѕ is “оnе оf thе mоѕt influеntiаl соnѕеrvаtіvе clеrics іn аmеrісаn Iѕlаm. “Hе еduсаtеѕ fоllоwеrs оf Muhаmmаd tо соmmіt rаре, thеft, аnd murdеr in thе Unіtеd Stаtеs. аnd hе hаs nоt bееn аrrеѕtеd fоr іnсіtіng vіоlеnсе оr hаtе crimеs.  In hіѕ lесturеѕ tо cоllеgе ѕtudеntѕ аt аn Аmеrісаn cоllеgе оn Аmеricаn ѕоіl, Kаzі соmраrеѕ Christiаns tо fеcеs аnd urinе ѕауіng thеу аrе thе “mоѕt еvіl оf еvils. “Hе shows his studеnts tо еngаgе іn jіhаd аnd fight аll unbеlіеvеrѕ untіl thеу соnvеrt tо Iѕlаm. Thоsе whо rеfuѕе tо соnvеrt tо Islаm, hе ѕауѕ, ѕhоuld hаvе thеіr lіvеѕ аnd prоpеrty tаkеn."

JEALOUS DEMOCRATS - Trump-haters hype up a recession while the real economy is booming - 

"It's pretty obvious that these establishment Trump-hating hysterics -- all of them, of course, living comfortable coastal lives -- actually want a recession because they think that's the best way to get rid of Trump. At least one of them is honest about it.  "I've been saying for about two years  -- that I hope we have a recession, and people get mad at me," said Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."  Yeah, I wonder why, Bill. Perhaps because in a recession, real people - working Americans - get hurt, not you and your rich friends in the establishment state media, of course. They'd be reporting on a recession, not living it.  We saw all this talk of recession last week, not because of anything that happened in the real economy, but because of the fake economy -- the one conjured up by panicky idiots and algorithms on Wall Street."

SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN U.S.FOREIGN  AFFAIRS - Pence calls for Omar to be removed from House Foreign Affairs Committee - 

“Ilhan Omаr has made ѕtаtеmеntѕ, аntі-Sеmіtіс соmmеntѕ аgаіnѕt оur mоѕt cherished аllу, Iѕrаеl, that оught tо bе rеjесtеd by еvеrу Amеrісаn,”  Pеnсе said іn the іntеrvіеw. “And frankly the fасt thаt vеrу rесеntlу, she’s been trуіng tо blаmе thе United Stаtеѕ of Amеrіса for thе dерrіvаtіоn аnd thе роvеrtу brоught on bу thе dictatorship іn Vеnеzuеlа tеllѕ me … Cоngrеѕѕwоmаn Ilhаn Omar hаѕ nо place оn thе Hоuѕе Foreign Affаіrѕ Cоmmіttее аnd thе Democratic leadership ought to rеmоvе her.”

S/B VOTED WORST EVER - Obama is the Worst President Since World War II, Poll Says - 

"More Americans consider Barack Obama to be the worst President since World War II than they do any other president, according to a new poll.  The Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday found that 33% of Americans see Obama as the worst post-war president, while just 8% consider him the best. Another 28% see former President George W. Bush as the worst. Richard Nixon, the only American President ever to resign in disgrace, was picked the worst by 13%, according to the poll."

VERY SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT - Face facts, America, Donald Trump is a success. Let's count the ways - 

"According to the Media Research Center, coverage of Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts in September, October and November was more than 90% negative.  Granted, the president is partially at fault for the lack of positive coverage. At times, he has stepped all over his message. Plus, attacking news reports as "fake news" is not the way to win friends and influence the press.  Trump supporters cry foul, but just like a coach who throws a chair or blasts the media in a news conference, the outburst tends to get more attention than it does wins."

COMMENTARY:  Lets face some more facts.  The news media is filled with arrogant, self-righteous liberals who are totally biased when it comes to Conservatives and those who have a deep faith in Almighty God, and they deserve every accusation Trump throws at them.  vtb

FAKE FAMILIES - Border Patrol Chief: 5,800 'Fake Families' Discovered at the Border - 

"Johnson said releasing undocumented migrant families into the general public without thorough vetting presents a "real danger" to public safety but also to the migrants themselves.  "Especially with the amount of fake families that we are uncovering every single day," Morgan said.  Johnson said U.S. authorities "do not have the time to determine" if migrant children are with their parents or human traffickers.

NO SURPRISE - Federal judge who blocked Trump's border wall donated $20K to Obama - 

"A  federal judge who partially blocked President Trump’s plans to build a border wall along the United States-Mexico border previously donated almost $30,000 to former President Obama, other Democrats, and a political action committee."

FAILURE AS U.S. PRESIDENT - Obama’s main legacy: the collapse of the Democratic Party - 

"Obama is a once-in-a-generation political athlete who will always be remembered as the nation’s first African-American president. But a goodly portion of what he has labored for over two terms could now wash out with the political tide.  His party has been devastated beneath him. It began in 2010, when Republicans took the House by winning 63 seats, the biggest pickup since 1948, and six seats in the Senate. In 2014, Republicans gained another 13 House seats and took control of the Senate. Democrats lost more than 900 state legislative seats in this period."

ITS SIMPLE LOGIC WITH A STRONG MEASURE OF FAITH - Why are only men allowed to be priests? - 

"Rather, they are also supposed to be something: they are supposed to be sacramental symbols of Jesus Christ. When a priest says the words of consecration over the bread and wine at Mass, he is symbolizing Jesus saying those very same words; when a priest says the words of absolution in confession, he is symbolizing Jesus offering God’s forgiveness to us.  So when the Church says that women cannot be priests, she is not saying that men can do certain things better than women. For example, we do not think that men are better than women at giving homilies or running parishes. Rather, the Church is simply saying that women cannot be what a priest is supposed to be: a woman cannot be a symbol of Jesus the same way that a man can."

DEFENDING FREEDOM- Special Forces kill 8 militants, destroy multiple weapons cache of Taliban and ISIS - 

"The sources further added that the Special Forces killed a Taliban militant and destroyed a large cache of weapons in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz.  Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a small weapons cache of ISIS terrorist group in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar.  The sources also added that the Special Forces killed 3 Taliban militants, detained 3 others and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Sayyidabad district of Wardak.  The Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a patrol in Bermal district of Paktika, the sources added."

PLAYING POKER? - Lebanon president: Israel drone attack a declaration of war - 

"Also on Monday, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said his government wants to avoid an escalation with Israel, but the international community must reject Israel's "blatant violation" of Lebanese sovereignty.  "The Lebanese government sees it best to avoid any sliding of the situation towards a dangerous escalation but this requires the international community affirming its rejection of this blatant violation," Hariri told the ambassadors of the UN Security Council's five permanent members, his office said."

RUDE IMMATURE DANISH PM - Trump makes it personal with Danish PM over Greenland, calling her statement 'nasty' - 

"Trump noted that the idea of the United States acquiring Greenland was raised previously under President Harry S. Truman.  “Harry Truman very strongly thought it was a good idea,” Trump continued. “I think it’s a good idea because Denmark is losing $700 million a year with it. It doesn’t do them any good. But all they had to do was say, ‘No, we’d rather not do that.’ Or ‘We’d rather not talk about it.’ Don’t say, ‘What an absurd idea that is.’ Because she’s not talking to me, she’s talking to the United States of America. You don’t talk to the United States that way.”

WRONG WAY FBI  - Carter Page: FBI Wanted Me To Make False Testimony About Russians - 

"Former 2016 Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page joined FNC's Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures for a conversation about his experience as a government witness'... 

CARTER PAGE: It was under the Obama administration and then a number of top officials, Attorney General Holder, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and [former Assistant Attorney General] John Carlin in January of 2015, a year before the start of when I joined the-- I was a volunteer on the Trump campaign, they had this indictment... of the three Russians...  

CARTER PAGE: Well really, in March of 2016, they called me in to come to testify in the Southern District of New York on that case.  There were so many falsehoods and misrepresentations in their indictment the prior year. I said I am not going to lie in court. Similar to their false court filings, which the DOJ and the FBI has submitted in this case. 

So it was a long back and forth with them but I told them, I am a man of my word and I'm not going to, you know, provide false testimony like they've done. It is very similar between the false testimony which they did and that case against the Russians, and the false testimony which they did a few months later in October of 2016 with their start of the FISA abuse."

RIGHT ON TARGET - Mass shootings driven more by 'culture' than lack of gun control, can't be solved by Congress - 

"Congress could do more than anything else by setting a better example of how to treat people... They're probably the biggest instigators of hate and racism and violence in the country right now," he continued. "So, they need to look inward at just how they behave."
 
A SELFISH GENERATION - Millennials care less about patriotism, religion and family than previous generations, study says - 

"Among people 55 and older, for example, nearly 80 percent said patriotism was very important, compared with 42 percent of those ages 18-38 — the millennial generation and older members of Gen-Z,” Day noted before adding that the survey did find a few points of unity.  The study indicated that “a majority” of Americans are satisfied with the economy, while two-thirds aren’t confident the next generation will be “better off” than the current generation. The survey indicated the Democrats have changed more than Republicans.  “In fact, the views of Democrats over age 50 were more in line with those of younger Republicans than with younger members of their own party,” Day wrote. “In addition to differences in personal values, the poll lays out how the country has divided along partisan lines on many other views of society.”

HOT ISSUE- The Amazon is burning: What you need to know - 

The Amazon is being shrouded in plumes of smoke as fires rage across parts of the rain forest, imperilling the so-called "lungs of the planet" and the vast array of life to which it is home.  Visible from outer space, the smoke billows have prompted international alarm, calls for action and much finger-pointing over what, or who, is responsible for the burning.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in particular, has come under intense scrutiny for his controversial stewardship of Brazil's majority share of the rain forest."

CONFIRMING THE BELIEF OF MILLIONS OF SOULS - Pope Francis: Mary helps Christians enter heaven through the ‘narrow gate’ - 

“She welcomed [Jesus] with all her heart and followed him every day of her life, even when she did not understand, even when a sword pierced her soul.”  The Blessed Virgin Mary is “a gate that exactly follows the form of Jesus: the gate of the heart of Jesus, demanding, but open to all,” he said. “May the Virgin Mary help us in this.”

MONEY MOVES - Nearly 100 companies move to Netherlands ahead of Brexit - Dutch agency - 

'Nearly 100 companies have relocated from Britain to the Netherlands or set up offices there to be within the European Union due to the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the bloc, a Dutch government agency said on Monday.  Another 325 companies worried about losing access to the European market are considering a move, the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency said.  “The ongoing growing uncertainty in the United Kingdom, and the increasingly clearer possibility of a no deal, is causing major economic unrest for these companies,” said Jeroen Nijland, NFIA commissioner. “That is why more and more companies are orienting themselves in the Netherlands as a potential new base in the European market.”

GROWING DESIRE FOR FREEDOMGLOBAL FREEDOM MOVEMENTS: AN INTERNATIONAL AFA CONFERENCE - 

"It’s  apparent that there’s a wind – a STRONG wind – of freedom gusting across the globe.  Brazil’s new President Bolsonaro; Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, the Brexit movement, the election of Donald Trump here in the US, and the election of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister in England – these are just a few examples of people rejecting freedom-destroying policies and attitudes, and embracing, wherever possible, choices that speak of freedom, self-determination, sovereignty for themselves and their nations.  This conference will bring leaders of freedom-fighting movements from around the world together in one place:  Los Angeles, California.  We’ll be able to 1) discuss and explore the various issues nations are contending with and difficulties they’re facing; 2) share, compare and contrast the various strategies used for addressing them; 3) create an opportunity for networking, sharing, collaborating, and to make public statements in ways that might not be permitted elsewhere.  Speakers will include politicians, scholars, activists and journalists for a broad and well-balanced examination of the current state of the fight FOR freedom and AGAINST tyranny."

THE WALL IS SLOWLY COMING TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY - Border Patrol releases drone footage showing miles of ‘new wall system’ being built

"Drone footage released by the Border Patrol over the weekend shows miles of a “new border wall system” going up at a location in Arizona near where illegal immigrants were seen streaming into America years ago.  The construction is taking place near San Luis and is being carried out with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  “CBP has constructed over 60 miles of new border wall system along the SW border since 2017 and expects to complete 450 miles by the end of 2020,” the Border Patrol said in a tweet.

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MORE SCANDAL - WILL FRANCS  TAKE ACTION? - German priest publicly declares his homosexuality, credits Amazon Synod bishop - 

"Bernd Mönkebüscher, a German priest of the Archdiocese of Paderborn, just published a book in which he openly declares that he has a homosexual orientation. He explicitly says he was inspired to take this step due to some remarks by Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck. As the head of one of the two German episcopal relief agencies, Overbeck is heavily involved in the preparations for the Amazon Synod."

UNLIKE FRANCIS, HE SPEAKS OUT WITH THE TRUTH- Abortion and homosexuality are a ‘living reflection of hell’: U.S. Archbishop - 

"Those who doubt the existence of hell, despite Our Lady of Fatima showing its horrors to three Portuguese shepherd children 100 years ago, can nevertheless see a “living reflection of hell” in abortion, euthanasia, and homosexuality, said San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone."

BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES - Medjugorje: August 25, 2019 Monthly Message “Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness.” - 

“Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth. Little children, God will bless your effort a hundred fold; you will be witnesses among peoples, souls of unbelievers will feel the grace of conversion and Heaven will be grateful for your efforts and sacrifices. Little children, witness with the Rosary in hand that you are mine and decide for holiness. Thank you for having responded to my call.”

FAITH FILLED DAY WHEN ACCEPTING THE GUIDANCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - A look at Pope Francis' Daily Schedule - 



CROSSING OFF THE LIBERALS - Painting of Trump team 'Crossing the Swamp' touches off social media frenzy - 

"Maybe it's John Bolton clutching a gun. Maybe it's Mike Pompeo setting down his binoculars to stare into the distance. Maybe it's the gators.  But a newly unveiled painting meant to depict President Trump and his team navigating the Washington "swamp" has something for everyone.  Utah-based artist Jon McNaughton touched off a social media frenzy as he shared his painting, “Crossing the Swamp,” Tuesday on Twitter. The painting is a riff on the classic “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” only it replaces George Washington's crew with members of the Trump administration."

BIASED PRESS CONTINUES TO BE BIASED - Dan Gainor: Awful media moments – Attacks on dead billionaire, Jews, Sean Spicer and press freedom - 

"Some of the same media outlets that scream about the things President Trump says spent much of Friday celebrating the death of billionaire philanthropist David Koch.  It was the perfect topper to a week where The New York Times complained about anti-Semitism until it was revealed one of its staffers had mocked Jewish people. Then we watched as journalists attacked two former Trump press secretaries."

NOT SOCIETYS' FAULT?Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill: California homeless crisis has exploded because THIS is missing - 

President Ronald Reagan was right when he said: “We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

NATURAL PRIDE - ‘Straight Pride’ group unfazed after counter  protesters outnumber them at rally - 

“They talk about diversity and attack us. So-called diversity and tolerance is a one-way street.”

PROTESTERS VERSUS POLICE Hong Kong Erupts in Fresh Violence as Protesters, Riot Police Brawl - 

"Protesters in helmets and gas masks clashed with riot police Saturday, as the city’s pro-democracy movement took a confrontational turn after nearly two weeks of relatively peaceful turnouts."

DRASTIC PURGE - JPII purge could damage all Church universities, German philosopher warns - 

"In July 2019, the John Paul II Institute’s grand chancellor and president, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, and Sequeri astonished and angered faculty and students by suspending all of its faculty members; eliminating the posts of three tenured, senior professors and of eight other associate professors; reneging on course offerings for the 2019–2020 year; and giving the grand chancellor unprecedented powers, including the right to hire and fire faculty. The new statutes of the institute were green lighted by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education before the John Paul II faculty were allowed to see them."

MONEY MATTERS - The Tragedy of the New York Times - 

"The loss of advertising dollars is why a newspaper spends its credibility sucking up to readers."

A GOOD COURT DECISION - A Federal Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom - 

The facts of the case are simple. The plaintiffs, Carl and Angel Larsen, are videographers who create “commercials, short films, and live-event productions.” While they work with anyone of any race, sex, sexual orientation, or religion, they will not produce videos that advance viewpoints that violate their Christian beliefs. That includes videos that “contradict biblical truth; promote sexual immorality; support the destruction of unborn children; promote racism or racial division; incite violence; degrade women; or promote any conception of marriage other than as a lifelong institution between one man and one woman.”

POWERFUL WEAPON - A Look Inside the Air Force's Famous B-2 Stealth Bomber - 

"We have eight displays and we are able to pull up different information depending upon which buttons we push. We can see weapons, communications, flight characteristics, current atmospheric conditions, engines, electrical systems and hydraulics,” Polidar said.​

THE UN & THE SANCTITY OF LIFE - Trump admin launches ‘unprecedented’ pro-life effort at UN to fight pro-abortion EU - 

"A joint letter signed by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary Alex Azar of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was sent last month to ask governments to support U.S. pro-life efforts at the United Nations in the lead up to a global health summit this September.  UN delegates have been looking for such a letter for more than a year because it makes official the U.S. pro-life stance and will help them in standing up to abortion forces in the UN bureaucracy and the European governments."

SHOWING RESPECT, BUT REMAINING LIBERAL - On narratives about popes and allowing oneself to be surprised - 

"Pius X issued an encyclical in 1907, Pascendi Dominici Gregis, which was more or less the charter document of the campaign, describing “modernism” as “the synthesis of all heresies.” He also imposed an “anti-modernist oath” on all clergy that lasted until 1967."

COURAGEOUS NATION - Under Shadow of War With Russia, Ukraine Celebrates Independence - 

"For more than five years, Ukrainian troops have been bogged down in a war in the country’s eastern Donbas region, where they face a combined force of Russian regulars, pro-Russian separatists, and foreign mercenaries.  “Our state and independence exist because of you,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Friday, speaking at an event honoring military veterans. “What you have done for Ukraine, for its independence, for the protection of our sovereignty, is simply invaluable.” 

DANGEROUS AGREEMENT - US Military Official Confirms China Deal to Use Cambodian Naval Base - 

"The Ream base offers deep-water access to the Gulf of Thailand, which gives ready access to the South China Sea. China claims most of the South China Sea area, where the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Taiwan maintain competing claims to its islands and potentially resource-rich waters, now dotted by islands constructed by Beijing.  Donald Emmerson, director of the Southeast Asia program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, said that if China uses the Ream base, it would be "extremely dangerous." 

FAITH MUST RULE - The Real Presence: What do Catholics believe and how Church can respond - 

A Pew Research Center survey released Aug. 5 found that nearly 70% of Catholics believe that the bread and wine used for Communion during Mass are “symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ,” while about 30% believe that the bread and wine “actually become” Christ’s body and blood.  The findings clearly touched a nerve as commentators jumped to analyze the data, questioning the language that Pew had used in its survey questions."

PATRIOTIC HEROES - Chicopee resident among U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers killed in Afghanistan - 

"According to the Pentagon, 31-year-old Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa of Chicopee, and 35-year-old Jose J. Gonzalez of La Puente, California, were killed in combat operations in Faryab Providence, Afghanistan. Both soldiers were posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant.  DeLeon-Figueroa and Gonzalez were assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. They were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel on August 21 and died from wounds they suffered from “small arms fire while engaged in combat operations.” 

GRAVE CHARGES - Egypt Charges Obama and Hillary with Conspiring with Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood - 

"The Muslim Brotherhood, who took power in Egypt following the Arab Spring, were recently ousted by the Egyptian military and declared a terrorist organization.  Even still, they have been embraced by President Obama, invited into his administration, placed on a“hands off” list protecting them, and are even setting up their own official political party here in the United States. Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood ultimately seeks to implement Sharia law, and to convert or kill every Christian and Jew that doesn’t share their faith. Unfortunately, the Muslim Brotherhood ultimately seeks to implement Sharia law, and to convert or kill every Christian and Jew that doesn’t share their faith."

ATHEISTIC DEMOCRATS REMOVE GOD FROM OATH - WATCH: Democrats remove ‘so help me God’ from House committee oaths - 

“I am a sinner, I make mistakes every single day, but I do think that we could use a little more of God, not less,” Rep. Garret Graves, a Louisiana Republican, told his colleagues on the Natural Resources Committee in response to dropping God."

A WELCOMED TALENT - Sarah Sanders to join Fox News as a contributor - 

"Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday. The network says she will "provide political commentary and analysis across all of FOX News Media," and she plans to make her first appearance on Sept. 6 on Fox and Friends.  "FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis," Sanders said in a statement about her new role."

THEY NEED OUR HELP - Poor people of Haiti eat mud cookies -

MUST BE LEGAL - British PM warns migrants trying to illegally enter UK: ‘We will send you back’ -

"Boris Johnson has told migrants not to cross the English Channel to get to the UK as “we will send you back”.  The Prime Minister’s comments came after nearly 100 people took to small boats to try to make the crossing from France to the UK in one day.  The news prompted Home Secretary Priti Patel to seek talks with her French counterpart to address the crisis."

UNKNOWN TERRITORY- US Space Command will launch this month, ahead of Trump's Space Force - 

"The U.S. Space Command officially starts Aug. 29, serving as the launching pad for the Space Force, they said. Air Force Gen. John Raymond has been tapped and confirmed by the Senate as its first leader.  "The United States Space Force will ensure that our nation is prepared to defend our people, defend our interests, and to defend our values in the vast expanse of space and here on Earth with the technologies that will support our common defense for the vast reaches of outer space," Pence said. 

CONVERTING TO THE TRUTH -First Muslim Miss USA Winner Converts to Christianity - 

"According to the Middle Eastern news site Albawaba, Lebanese-American model Rima Fakih, who is believed to be the first Muslim woman to win the honor of Miss USA when she was crowned in 2010, gave her life to Christ a month ahead of her wedding.  Fakih, who is a former Miss Michigan and also once trained to be a WWE women’s wrestler, was born into a Shiite Muslim sect."

COMPASSIONATE ORDER - Trump forgives $750 million in student loans for disabled vets - 

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on Wednesday afternoon to forgive disabled veterans’ student loan debt — to the tune of more than $750 million.  The order applies to approximately 25,000 “totally and permanently disabled veterans” who were previously qualified, but had not received the loan discharge, who each hold an average of $30,000 in student loans, according to a White House statement on Wednesday."

TEARFUL REMINDER OF A TERRIBLE WAR - Bullet-Riddled U.S. Flag That Survived D-Day Comes Home 75 Years Later - 

"Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony.  The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump."

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MORE CONFUSION - Multi-faith committee set up to spread Pope Francis’ claim that God wills ‘diversity of religions’ - 

"August 22, 2019 – A multi-faith “higher committee” was announced this week to implement the “Human Fraternity” document signed by Pope Francis and a Grand Imam in February that stated, among other things, that a “pluralism and diversity” of religions is “willed by God.”   Prominent members of the committee that has been set up in Abu Dhabi include Pope Francis’ personal secretary Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid, Bishop Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and Judge Mohamed Mahmoud Abdel Salam, Advisor to the Grand Imam."

COMMENTARY:  Another example of how the "Pope of Confusion"  actually causes confusion.  Although Francis freely signed the document that stated "WILLS," he later in an interview said he meant "GOD PERMITS a diversity of religions."    However, the damage is done, and there is little chance he will further clarify it.  Many Catholics will come to believe all religions are equal, and non-Catholics will, with even greater determination, broadcast their belief  that there is no "true religion" as the Catholic Church has claimed for centuries.  
vtb
 
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FEW WILL BE AWARE OF THIS CLARIFICATION - Bishop Schneider: Pope clarified statement on ‘diversity of religions’ - 

"Mar 8, 2019 - Bishop Schneider, auxiliary of Astana, joined fellow Kazakhstani bishops for their ad limina visit to Rome last week, during which they raised several concerns with the Pope.

The bishop told LifeSiteNews that he had a direct exchange with Pope Francis on a declaration signed last month by the Pope and the Grand Imam of Abu Dhabi. The document states that the “pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, SEX, race and language are WILLED by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings."

Schneider says the Pope explicitly told him that he could share their discussion on this point: “You can say that the phrase in question on the diversity of religions means the PERMISSIVE will of God.”

The Pope also “acknowledged that…the sentence can be understood erroneously," especially as the difference between the sexes are positively willed by God.

“When we mention both of these phrases in the same sentence, then the diversity of religions is interpreted as positively willed by God, like the diversity of sexes,” Schneider said.

“The sentence therefore leads to doubt and erroneous interpretations, and so it was my desire, and my request that the Holy Father RECTIFY this.  But he said to us bishops: you can say that the phrase in question on the diversity of religions means the permissive will of God.”

COMMENTARY:  Was it actually "rectified"?  If it was, I know of no one who has heard it.  In addition, if Bishop Schneider had not asked Pope Francis that question, would Francis have clarified it to the bishops or the whole Church?  That is very doubtful as rarely does he admit he was wrong.  He appears to be more concerned about what the Muslims will think than what Catholics and other Christians will think.  And what does "diversity of SEX mean??  That too is not clarified. 
vtb

TRUMPS WAY IS THE RIGHT WAY- I’m an immigrant — and Trump is right on immigration - 

"When Guyanese-born NEIL GOUVEIA immigrated to New York at age 7, his mother made a devastating decision to leave one child behind to expedite the family exodus. Six years later, they became US citizens....Gouveia takes a tough, unpopular stance against those who cross the border illegally. He shared his story with The Post’s Susan Edelman."

ADDED EXPENSE - Half the 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants - 

"State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican representing parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island, criticized the proposal as an example of de Blasio using city coffers "like his personal ATM."  "How about instead of giving free health care to 300,000 citizens of other countries, you lower property taxes for our senior citizens who are being forced to sell the homes they’ve lived in for decades because they can’t afford to pay your 44 percent increase in property taxes?" she said."

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT -Extreme Close Up of Tornado Near Wray, Colorado - 

"Storm chasers captured this incredible footage of a massive tornado in Colorado. Storm chasers almost never get swept up by tornadoes because the sheer weight of their balls keeps them anchored to the ground, what a crazy and dangerous job."

LOSERS - It’s Official: Planned Parenthood to Lose $60 Million under Trump Pro-Life Rule - 

"At issue is the Title X federal family-planning program and the Trump administration’s Protect Life Rule that clarifies what recipients can say about abortion. Title X is worth nearly $300 million and provides low-income people with cancer screenings, pregnancy tests and contraceptives.  Planned Parenthood had hoped a federal court would intervene, but on Friday the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals once again declined to block it. It was the third time the Ninth Circuit has ruled in favor of the rule while a lawsuit against it proceeds."

TEACHING THE WORD OF GOD - Kentucky public schools are now allowed to teach Bible courses - 

"The bill allows local school boards the option of developing a class for students to understand the role the Bible played in American history, according to WDRB-TV. The class would be an elective."

MORE GRANDCHILDREN - President Donald Trump welcomes 10th grandchild - 

"Eric and Lara Trump welcome a baby girl into their family on Monday, August 19 - The baby has since been name Carolina Dorothy Trump - Carolina is the second child of the couple who have a one-year-old son, Eric Luke, and the 10th grandchild of President Donald Trump."

IT'S A HUMAN BEING - Irish High Court judge rules: ‘Unborn’ is ‘clearly a child’ with ‘significant’ rights - 

"The ruling is vitally important at a time when the status of unborn babies in Ireland is once again under grave threat from pro-abortion organizations and the media,” Patrick Buckley of the Dublin office of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children said."

STRANGE CHOICE - NYC Mayor's Wife Blocks Statue of Christian Saint to Honor Drag Queens Instead - 

"Despite the decision being put to a public vote, on who they want the city to recognize with a statue, and New Yorkers giving Mother Cabrini more votes than any other woman (219), McCray’s panel rejected the people’s choice.Without explanation, McCray decided on a group of people that were nowhere near the top choices picked by New Yorkers."

WHO IS LEADING WHO? - Cardinal Kasper: Church Should become “More Protestant" - 

"He also insisted on “more ecumenism” claiming that “the Catholic Church can become more Protestant and the Protestant Church more Catholic."

THE EVIL ONE IS REAL - Jesuit superior general: Satan is a 'symbolic reality'

"The devil, “exists as the personification of evil in different structures, but not in persons, because (he) is not a person, (he) is a way of acting evil. He is not a person like a human person. It is a way of evil to be present in human life,” Fr Arturo Sosa, SJ, said Wednesday in an interview with Italian magazine Tempi.  “Good and evil are in a permanent war in the human conscience and we have ways to point them out. We recognize God as good, fully good. Symbols are part of reality, and the devil exists as a symbolic reality, not as a personal reality,” he added.

BEAUTIFUL! - “Battle Hymn Of The Republic” – June 30, 2019 10:50am Celebration Worship - 

HELPING THE NEEDY - Italy passes law to send unsold food to charities instead of dumpsters - 

"Italy is taking a different approach. Instead of imposing penalties, the country will give garbage collection tax breaks to businesses that take part in the initiative. All food donated by businesses has to be recorded so the tax break will be easy to implement.  Currently, the country spends more than $13 billion USD on waste management."

PULL AWAY KIDS FROM EVIL INFLUENCES - Mother Miriam urges parents to pull kids from public school: ‘I don’t know of anything more urgent’ - 

"During her daily live show yesterday, Mother Miriam challenged parents to uphold their duty as primary educators of their children. She alerted parents to the fact that today’s schools are filled with evil and that it is the first and foremost duty of parents to protect their kids.  “It has to do with you being a proper mom and dad to your children...You, no matter what the situation is, are responsible for the growth of your children in faith,” she said. 

FBI SHOULD BE INFORMED -SITE ON DARK WEB FUND RAISES FOR DONALD TRUMP'S ASSASSINATION - 

"The site's pseudonymous creator Kuwabatake Sanjuro said he hoped Assassination Market would destroy "all governments, everywhere."  Sanjuro told Forbes in 2013: "I believe it will change the world for the better…As soon as a few politicians get offed, they realize they've lost the war on privacy, the killings can stop and we can transition to a phase of peace, privacy and laissez-faire."

PRAYER FIRST - VP Mike Pence: Spend more time in prayer than online - 

"Speaking at Alliance Defending Freedom's fireside chat Tuesday, the vice president addressed the controversy that surrounded his wife, second lady Karen Pence, earlier this year when it became known that she was returning to teaching art part-time at a Christian school in northern Virginia where she previously taught when he was a Congressman."

NUTTY NORWAY - Norway: The Marriage Between Humans And Animals Is Been Legalised!! - 

"Barbarä Trüdlosmek seems delighted to introduce her husband: Rudolf, an abandoned doberman she found in an animal shelter In January 2015 and with whom she claims to be bound by a sincere and reciprocal love. They have already married."

HIDDEN SCANDAL - The scandal in Washington no one is talking about - 

"President Obama and his former Attorney General Eric Holder are tight-lipped on the Fast and Furious gun scandal -- but a judge has ordered the release of 20,000 pages of buried emails and memos."

TRIBUTE TO MARY - The third largest statue in the U.S. is a Marian image in the Rocky Mountains - 

"What began as the fulfillment of a vow ended up becoming the icon of an entire town.  Just ten miles away from Butte, Montana, and more than 3,500 feet above the surrounding valley, stands the image of Our Lady of the Rockies: a snowy-white statue that stands almost 30 meters tall. The image, which at first was supposed to be only five feet tall, ended up becoming the icon of an entire town."

EVERY WHITE PERSON IS A RACIST? - ‘No, It Is Not Racist’ — Dana Perino Defends Electoral College After Ocasio-Cortez Attack - 

"During a Wednesday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Perino took issue with the New York congresswoman’s position, stating that “nobody said” the Electoral College was racist “until recently,” particularly given that “Barack Obama won the Electoral College twice.”

VERY PRO-LIFE - Largest pro-life group in US endorses President Trump for 2020 election - 

"The National Right to Life Committee released a statement on Independence Day stating their endorsement for the re-election of President Trump months before the first primaries are held for either major party.  To justify their decision, NRLC cited the Trump administration’s record on abortion issues. This includes the reinstituting of the Mexico City Policy, which prevents tax dollars from going to organizations that promote or fund abortions overseas, and Trump ending funding for the United Nations' Population Fund due to its ties to China’s forced abortion policy."

WITH VATICAN FRIENDS LIKE THIS, WHO NEEDS ENEMIES? - GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT! - Vatican Licks Bottom Of Australia’s (In)justice System - 

"After Victoria's Supreme Court, Australia, rejected Martyr Cardinal George Pell's appeal, the Vatican reiterated submissively its "respect” for the Australian [in]justice system."

UNDER THE 'COMMENTS':  "I believe he is innocent and yet being expected to prove his innocence. But how can you prove your innocence when the accusation is entirely one person's word versus another's?"


WICKED CONNECTION -The Hillary-Alinsky-Lucifer Connection - 

"In his speech at the Republican convention, Ben Carson made a statement that raised some eyebrows. “Now, one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky,” said Carson. “And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone she greatly admired….

”So far so good. Nothing most political junkies haven’t heard before.  “And let me tell you something about Saul Alinsky,” continued Carson. “He wrote a book called Rules for RADICALS.  It acknowledges LUCIFER, the original radical who gained his own kingdom.

Now think about that...It was 2007, and I was finishing a book on the faith of Hillary Clinton. One morning I heard a local radio talk-show host make an amazing claim: that Alinsky’s 1971 classic Rules for Radicals began with a dedication to SATAN...I opened the book and couldn’t believe my eyes. 

Alinsky offered this acknowledgment: Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history… the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — LUCIFER.  Yes, there it was. Saul Alinsky commenced his magnum opus — the one for which he is hailed by the left, a book not only read by Hillary Clinton but used as a text by BARRACK OBAMA  as a teacher of community organizing — with an acknowledgement of the Devil.


COMMENTARY:  Francis, as many know, is a poor representative of the Catholic Church.  He often bleeds our expectations, rather than leads us with hope.  When he lets the Holy Spirit guide him he can speak good things, but too often he allows Satan to guide him, and then he speaks sinful things - prideful things involving arrogance and vengefulness.  Those who love the Church desire to be enlightened, but Francis often demoralizes them.  Calling him names only lowers ourselves to his level and makes us morally judgmental, therefore we must continue to pray for him for he faces a very severe judgement from Our Lord.     vtb 

"And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes." (Suffering the punishment of Purgatory or Hell)
----Luke 12:47

[41] "And the ten hearing it, began to be much displeased at James and John.[42] But Jesus calling them, saith to them: You know that they who seem to rule over the Gentiles, lord it over them: and their princes have power over them. [43] But it is not so among you: but whosoever will be greater, shall be your minister. [44] And whosoever will be first among you, shall be the servant of all. [45] For the Son of man also is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many."
----Mark 10: 41-45

NO MORE EATING AT McDONALD's - ‘Disgusting:’ McDonald’s introduces ‘gay pride’ fries, Christians call for boycott - 

“The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community, using one of McDonald’s most iconic and recognizable items,” Cathy Martin of the restaurant corporation’s “Pride Network” stated in a press release.  She added that McDonald’s is “proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond – each and every day.”  McDonald's is acknowledged as a corporate leader in homosexual affirming and enabling policies.  As OneNewsNow reports, “The Golden Arches is a major player and sponsor in promoting homosexual behavior across the nation.”

ON WATCH - Feds ‘watching Google very closely’ for ‘very illegal’ election bias, Trump warns - 

“Sundar Pichai of Google was in the Oval Office working very hard to explain how much he liked me, what a great job the Administration is doing, that Google was not involved with China’s military, that they didn’t help Crooked Hillary over me in the 2016 Election, & that they are NOT planning to illegally subvert the 2020 Election despite all that has been said to the contrary,” Trump said.  “It all sounded good until I watched Kevin Cernekee, a Google engineer, say terrible things about what they did in 2016 and that they want to ‘Make sure that Trump losses in 2020,’” the president continued. “Lou Dobbs stated that this is a fraud on the American public. Peter Schweizer stated with certainty that they suppressed negative stories on Hillary Clinton, and boosted negative stories on Donald Trump. All very illegal.”

TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT ABORTION - Abortion Is the ‘Dismembering of a Living Child,’ Supreme Court Justice Says - 

"The U.S. Supreme Court declined Friday to revive Alabama’s ban on a specific grisly abortion procedure, but not before Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the institution for its moral logic.  The case involved a 2016 Alabama law prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion -- a late-term procedure in which an unborn baby is torn apart limb by limb, until the womb is empty. Pro-life critics, including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, have labeled it “dismemberment abortion.”  The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the law, although two of the three judges indicated they would have upheld the law but were bound by Supreme Court precedent.  Thomas joined his colleagues in affirming the circuit’s decision but said the Supreme Court eventually must face the fallout from its past abortion decisions."

REGULATION NEEDED -Ted Cruz threatens to regulate Facebook, Google and Twitter over charges of anti-conservative bias - 

"What makes the threat of political censorship so problematic is the lack of transparency, the invisibility, the ability for a handful of giant tech companies to decide if a particular speaker is disfavored," Cruz said in his opening remarks during Wednesday's contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse."

VIOLENCE CONTINUES11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago - 

"Chicago ended 2017 with 650 homicides, down from 771 the year before. Though the drop was significant, last year’s total exceeded the combined number of killings in New York and Los Angeles, the two U.S. cities bigger than Chicago."

SUPPORTING THE WORD OF GOD - Lone boy holds crucifix high to protest LGBT march, police carry him away - 

"The photo of brave schoolboy Jakub Baryła — standing in the middle of a street as rainbow-flag waving protesters march toward him with government police leading the way — is an awesome visual metaphor, perfectly depicting the very real threat of weaponized, politicized LGBT ideology against the children of the entire world."

BOYS CLAIMING TO BE GIRLS - Teen girls stage school walkout to protest boys in their bathroom who claim to be ‘girls’ - 

"The backlash against the relentless assault on nearly every civilizational institution by transgender activists seems to be slowly increasing as ordinary men and women realize the implications of the transgender agenda and the abolition of gender. Muslim parents in the UK pulled hundreds of children out of school, forcing a shutdown of recently-implemented LGBT programming. And as I reported back in February, students are pushing back, signing petitions demanding the return of their gender-segregated bathrooms and even suing their high schools in order to retrieve their right to privacy."

MORE MURDERS - Oregon Senate Passes Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death - 

"The Oregon Senate passed Senate Bill 494. Touted as a “simple update” to Oregon’s current advance directive, this bill is designed to allow for the starving and dehydrating to death of patients with dementia or mental illness."

HAS A MORAL CODE - Brazil’s new president to eliminate transgender, pro-gay ideology from schools - 

"On the eve of his Jan. 1 inauguration, Bolsonaro tweeted his intentions. “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international education rankings is to combat the Marxist rubbish that has spread in educational institutions.” Education Minister Ricardo Velez Rodriguez vowed in his inaugural speech to end the “aggressive promotion of the gender ideology.”

INFLUENCED BY OUR LIBERAL, MISGUIDED POPE & THE TEACHINGS OF THE WORLD - LIBERAL PORTLAND PARISHIONERS LAUNCH PETITION DEMANDING CHANGE - 

The "progressive" Catholics who recently interrupted Mass to protest their pastor have launched a petition and taken their protest to social media.  The protesters claim in the petition that the clergy is oppressing parishioners at the parish of St. Francis of Assisi by disallowing their social justice activities based in "progressive Catholic teachings."   They also say that they are against "dogma of faith" and invite anybody to join them ― Catholic or non-Catholic ― in their rebellion..."

ANSWERING SOME QUESTIONS - Why didn’t Benedict XVI say the TRADITIONAL MASS?  How can we get one? What does the future look like? - 

"One argument is that to mount a Papal Mass, not just a Pontifical Mass would have been extremely difficult.  It was already difficult at the time of John XXIII (who was reviving liturgical uses) and Paul VI (who abolished it all).  I used to argue on this blog that Benedict could celebrate not a Papal Mass but at least a Pontifical Mass.  I haven’t entirely abandoned that, but it would be seriously deficient.  The Pope must be the Pope and must not be just any old bishop.   The Papal Mass was so demanding that it was more common for Mass to be celebrated coram Pontifice, itself pretty complex especially when the Pontiff is the Roman Pontiff."

COMMENTARY:  I do not believe Benedict ever felt comfortable about being the pope. He did not even want to be the Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and only did so because of his friendship with Pope John Paul II.  When examining  some close up photos of him, you can see the shyness and discomfort in his eyes. He really preferred to quietly read his Bible and meditate on spiritual things.  Contrary to what some believe, he was not "forced to resign," he simply came to believe the papacy was too much for him, it was wearing him down.  It is just speculation, fed by gossip, to think there was any more to the reasons he resigned as Supreme Pontiff.   vtb

NO MORE CONFUSION - Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon or no Amazon, the Church cannot allow any confusion’ - 

"Melbourne, Australia, Aug 9, 2019 / 08:36 am (CNA).- Cardinal George Pell has written a letter thanking supporters for their prayers and saying he is “disturbed” by the preparations for the forthcoming synod on the Amazon...“One point is fundamental, the Apostolic Tradition, the teaching of Jesus and the Apostles, taken from the New Testament and taught by Popes and Councils, by the Magisterium, is the only criterion doctrinally for all teaching on doctrine and practice.”  “Amazon or no Amazon, in every land, the Church cannot allow any confusion, much less any contrary teaching, to damage the Apostolic Tradition,” he said.  The cardinal emphasized the need for unity in the essentials of Christ’s teaching, while also calling for charity in all things."

ONE MAN & ONE WOMAN- 10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriage” is Harmful and Must be Opposed - 

"Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and well being of the spouses.  The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementary in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.  Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing."

CAPTIVE SOCIALISM- Dobson warns of socialist takeover if Christians don't vote - 

"Dr. James Dobson warned Christians that if they neglect their duty to vote in November’s midterm elections, they will likely lose their freedom – giving way to a socialist takeover sweeping America.  “Socialism would replace freedom and free enterprise,” Dobson alerted readers of his October monthly newsletter, according to WND. “God help us if you and I fail to fulfill our moral responsibility.”

GREATEST POWER -Trump: America believes in ‘power of prayer…most powerful thing there is’ - 

"U.S. President Donald Trump, center, Senator James Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma, left, and Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, pray during an annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019."

CAN'T GET ANY BETTER -'As good as it gets': Larry Kudlow rejects recession fears - 

"White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Americans “should not be afraid of optimism” after a wobbly weak on Wall Street, arguing President Trump’s agenda of tax cuts and deregulation are working and they’ll stay the course."

RESTORATION NEEDED - CATHOLICS TO US BISHOPS: RESTORE EUCHARISTIC BELIEF THROUGH TRADITION, ORTHODOXY - 

"Catholics and even non-Catholics are telling the U.S. bishops that only by restoring reverence toward the Blessed Sacrament will they restore belief in the Real Presence. The bishops, however, are offering catechetical booklets.  Following a poll showing 7 out of 10 baptized Catholics do not believe that the Eucharist is Christ, U.S. bishops are asking the public for a solution."

NO MENTION OF JESUS OR MARY - Pope Francis warns against sovereignism: “It leads to war” - 

What are the main challenges? 

"One challenge above all: dialogue. Between parties, among people. The thinking must be "EUROPE FIRST, then each one of us." "Each one of us" is not secondary, it is important, but Europe counts more. In the European Union, we must talk to each other, confront each other and get to know each other. Yet sometimes we see only compromise monologues. No: we also need to listen"...

The SYNOD will also discuss the possibility of ordering "viri probati", elderly and married men who can make up for the lack of clergy. Will it be one of the main themes?  

"Absolutely not: it is simply a topic of the Instrumentum Laboris (the working document, ed.). The important thing will be the ministries of evangelization and the different ways of evangelizing".

OUTSIDE COMMENTARY:  “What struck me most about the [pope’s latest] interview with La Stampa is that the Holy Father made no mention of Jesus Christ or his Blessed Mother. There was a brief reference to the Christian roots of Europe, but otherwise no mention of sin, the need for redemption, the need for the Catholic faith and the pressing need for repentance, prayer and conversion of souls. Nothing.” 
----Fr. Dwight Longenecker

NOT GOOD FOR THE CHURCH - CDL. BURKE ON AMAZON SYNOD WORKING DOCUMENT: ‘APOSTASY’ - 

"Inasmuch as even the fact of Divine Revelation is here being questioned, or misunderstood, one also now has to speak, additionally, of apostasy," he said, referring to issues of liturgy, spirituality and celibacy.  Cardinal Brandmüller wrote that the agenda "burdens the Synod of Bishops, and finally the Pope, with a grave breach with the depositum fidei, which in its consequence means the self-destruction of the Church or the change of the Corpus Christi mysticum into a secular NGO with an ecological-social-psychological mandate."

ANOTHER DANGEROUS EXPANSION - Russia to establish naval base in Venezuela - 

"At a meeting in Moscow on Thursday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and his Venezuelan counterpart Vladimir Podrino Lopez signed an agreement to allow visits by military vessels.  As part of the agreement, the Venezuelan ports will be opened to the Russian Navy, effectively enabling Russia to acquire a naval base in Latin America.  Since December 2017, Russia has had a similar agreement with Syria, which allowed Russia to deploy as many as 10 ships and two submarines in the Mediterranean Sea at the peak of its campaign to support Bashar al-Assad.  In July 2019, Russia reached an even more significant agreement with Iran. Two Iranian ports – Bushehr in the south and Chabahar in the south-east – will become forward bases for Russia’s Navy that can even be used by nuclear submarines."

GREAT IDEA - Buying Greenland isn't a good idea — it's a great idea - 

"American purchase of Greenland could represent an extraordinary deal in terms of America's national security, economic interests, and environmental protection.  As much as it might seem out of the blue, U.S. acquisition of Greenland is not at all a strange or irrational idea. Following Denmark's fall to Nazi Germany in 1940, American forces defended Greenland. The roots of American-Greenland comradeship are thus old and formal. In 1946, one Harry S. Truman even attempted to purchase Greenland for $100 million. Was Truman crazy? On the contrary, he was the president who ended a global war and set America on its ultimate course to defeat the Soviet Union"

HATEFUL DEMOCRATS - Democrats jump the hate-speech shark - 

"Today’s Democrat Presidential candidates are competing to see who can blow the Trump’s-a-Nazi dog whistle loud enough to drive home the message, without saying the actual words.  In so doing, the Democratic Party has elevated their smear campaign against the President of the United States to the apex of hate speech."

RESULTS OF POOR VATICAN DIPLOMACY - In Beijing, the "patriotic" formation of Mindong priests. "Is this still the Catholic Church?" - 

"Below is a translation from the Chinese original of the report of those days, drafted by a member of the Patriotic Association of Fujian, Deng Wenlong.  In perfect "political" style, the author lists Party leaders, projects prepared for priests, visits to Ma Yinglin and Guo Jincai (both formerly-excommunicated, reconciled by the Pope).  What is most striking is that the Gospel is mentioned only once, the word "Jesus", never.  As many experts have highlighted in recent months, the Party and the United Front are transforming the official Catholic Church into a State Church and the priests into "officials".  

GREAT DEEDS - The deeds of Saint Helena, as described by Eusebius a few years after her death - 

"August 18 is the feast of Saint Helena Augusta, mother of Constantine the Great. A long lived and active woman, even in her old age, Saint Helena died ca. AD 330 and was greatly mourned by her son.  Please enjoy this short video taken from The Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine, written about the year AD 340 by the bishop Eusebius Pamphilus, detailing some of the works of Saint Helena. It also includes some lovely images of Helena and her son from antiquity and later art."

THE "RIGHT" MOVE - Why Israel Made the Right Move with Omar and Tlaib - 

"We all now know that Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib will not be going to Israel.  Did Israel exercise good judgment in denying them entry?  Absolutely.  Omar's and Tlaib's support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement reveal that they in fact do not view Israel as an ally of the United States, do not want to promote true peace, and were seeking to use their trip as a Trojan horse to promote an anti-Israel agenda."

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT - Fire Marshal Fact-Checks Fake News About Trump New Hampshire Rally Attendance - 

"A fire department official in Manchester, New Hampshire, has confirmed President Donald Trump’s claim to have smashed attendance records at his rally at the SNHU Arena last Thursday, contradicting FAKE news about “empty seats.”

CROWD COMPARISON - Joe Biden Event Draws 30 People While Trump Packs Out Rally in New Hampshire - 

"Presidential election "rivals," Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, both threw 2020 events in New Hampshire on Thursday night, and although they were "just down the road" from each other at the same time, they drew very different crowd sizes.According to a local Massachusetts newspaper, The Eagle-Tribune, Democrat Biden drew a crowd of “about 30 supporters” while Republican Trump packed out an arena for his rally in the same state."

MORE DISCUSSION NEEDED - UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document - 

 "Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers."

IGNORANT WORDS - Father James MartinSJ praises preaching by a religious sister. Let’s consider what he praised! - 

Carolyn Osiek RSCJ:

“The feast of the Assumption means that Mary is just as good as the guys.”  We tend to talk about Christ’s Ascension as if he did it on his own and Mary’s Assumption as if she needed some help.  But Jesus and Mary are not the first to have gone “somewhere up there where God is”.  In addition to Elijah and Enoch, Livy said that mythic Romulus, and Roman Emperors was taken up.  “So, the Ascension of Jesus, the Assumption of Mary are by no means unique. Rather, they conveyed a message to their world. Jesus and Mary rate with the great ones.”  

STRANGE COINCIDENCE - Epstein’s prison guard was tragically killed in auto accident tomorrow (meaning the next day?)

PLEASE NOTE: PICTURED IS EPSTEIN 

"Smith had overseen the transfer of Epstein’s cellmate and the switching off of the security cameras that monitored Epstein during his 24-hour surveillance on suicide watch.  “It’s just a shame. Nothing like this has ever happened in American politics,” Lee added. “I just can’t believe he died tomorrow.”  Many questions have arisen since Epstein was suicided while under suicide watch including how he was accidentally cremated before a complete autopsy was conducted."

COMMENTARY:  As far as this story can be researched, the autopsy was sufficient to reveal the true cause of death, which was by strangulation.  vtb

ANOTHER PROMISE KEPT - Trump has kept his promise to revive manufacturing - 

"Amazingly, under Trump, America has experienced a 2½-year manufacturing jobs boom. More Americans are now employed in well-paying manufacturing positions than before the Great Recession. The miracle hasn’t slowed. The latest jobs report continues to show robust manufacturing growth, with manufacturing job creation beating economists’ expectations, adding the most jobs since January."

SHOWING GOOD RESULTS - The Effects of Trump’s Heightened Border Security Are Coming to Fruition - 

"A little over a week ago, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) swarmed seven separate food processing plants in Mississippi, arresting nearly 700 illegal aliens. The reverberations of that operation were felt in Georgia, where illegal aliens abandoned their posts at food processing plants after it was rumored that ICE would be raiding their workplaces."

PATRIOTIC FARMERS - Farmers at the Iowa State Fair Say They’re Backing Trump’s Trade War - 

"The farmers—who will play a key role in the 2020 presidential race in Iowa—didn’t talk much about politics until I asked them, and even then, some were reticent. Despite escalating tensions with China in a trade war that directly affects United States agriculture, the farmers I spoke to said they were unconcerned that China may cut off US imports and confident that President Donald Trump has their best interests in mind."

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INHUMAN CRUELTY - Muslim extremists in Syria torture, rape Christian woman for 9 hours before stoning her to death - 

"Muslim extremists tortured and repeatedly raped a Christian woman for over nine hours before stoning her to death in the Syrian province of Idlib, a disturbing new report has revealed."

PURE GOLD - Each Rosary we pray is a step toward the goal of our life, says Pope Francis - 

“There she awaits us, just as a mother waits for her children to come home.” Seeing that “in paradise, together with Christ, the New Adam, there is also Mary, the new Eve, gives us comfort and hope in our pilgrimage down here.”

VATICAN "PRUDENCE" OR A LACK OF FAITH? - Vatican official: Church must be prudent judging Medjugorje apparitions - 
KNOCK, Ireland - Medjugorje, Bosnia -

"Herzegovina, is a place of prayer, conversion and pilgrimage for millions of people, but the Church must be prudent and not rush to any judgment on the alleged Marian apparitions there, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization."


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HORRIBLE TRUTH - President Trump: “Virtually Every Top Democrat Supports Late-Term Abortion Right Up to Birth” (AND AFTER BIRTH!) -

"During a massive rally with supporters last night, President Donald Trump slammed abortion and Democrats’ extremism on abortion. Before a rousing crowd of 20,000 in the arena."

SPEAKING THE TRUTH - The devastating effect of abortion - 

"Archbishop Cordileone: In a society that doesn't just tolerate but celebrates abortion, how can there be a shared sense of common decency?"

FOLLOW THE THINKING OF LIBERALS - WATCH: ‘Progressive’ pro-gay Catholics shout down faithful African priest during Mass - 

"So-called “progressive” worshippers at a Catholic parish in Portland, Oregon, shouted down an African priest celebrating Mass who had tried to bring his congregation more in line with Catholic teaching.  Fr. George Kuforiji, a native of Nigeria, was just commencing the celebration of the Mass on June 20 at St. Francis of Assisi parish when he was interrupted by elderly parishioners wearing white and bearing protest signs. The loud, grey-haired protesters filed into the central aisle and marched forward while Fr. Kuforiji tried to continue the celebration from behind the altar. Some banged tambourines or shook rattles in the church."

FOLLOW UP STORY - Thank God for courageous priests like Fr George Kuforiji - 

"When parishes as extreme as St Francis, Portland come along, bishops and priests must act decisively  The Lutheran pastor and humorist Hans Fiene recently remarked “the most obnoxious Protestants in the world are liberal boomer Catholics.”





NUMBER ONE - Chick-fil-A ranks first in new 'brand intimacy' study, knocks Starbucks from top spot - 

"The study results, released Wednesday, indicate that Chick-fil-A has achieved the strongest emotional connection with customers of any of the 15 fast-food brands studied, and has effectively knocked Starbucks out of the top spot, where it sat for the previous two years."

BIG LUNCH - Video: Bald eagle pulls in 'huge, live muskie' from the St. Croix River for lunch - 

"The bird can be seen floating along, and at first, appears to be injured as it swims to shore. But it was not injured, it was hauling in its lunch — what appears to be a live muskie."

HAIL & MORE HAIL - Whopping 18 inches of hail accumulates in parts of Michigan - 

"Large piles of ice may be one of the last things people might expect to see on the ground in mid-August. But this is exactly what some residents across southern portions of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, found outside their homes on Wednesday.  A severe thunderstorm dumped dime- to ping-pong-ball-sized hail across southern portions of Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on Aug. 14. The slow speed at which the storm moved through the area -- just 15 mph -- is what caused the unusually large hail accumulation."

INSANE MAN - Man Who Shot 6 Philadelphia Officers Is A Muslim - 

"The man who shot six Philadelphia Police officers before barricading himself inside his home for hours on Wednesday night, leading to a tense standoff with police, reportedly attended a local mosque with jihadi ties and is a practicing Muslim.  “Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque..."

NYT RUN BY CORRUPT DEMOCRATS - Leaked Audio: NY Times Executive Editor Tells Staff to Ditch Russia Collusion Lies and Start Focusing on Trump’s ‘Racism’ for Election - 

"Byron York reported on the leaked audio in The Examiner:  In the beginning of the Trump administration, the Times geared up to cover the Russia affair, Baquet explained. 

“Chapter 1 of the story of Donald Trump, not only for our newsroom but, frankly, for our readers, was: Did Donald Trump have untoward relationships with the Russians, and was there obstruction of justice? That was a really hard story, by the way, let’s not forget that. We set ourselves up to cover that story. I’m going to say it. We won two Pulitzer Prizes covering that story. And I think we covered that story better than anybody else.” 

But then came the Mueller report, with special counsel Robert Mueller failing to establish that the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with Russia to fix the 2016 election. “The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened,” Baquet continued. “Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, ‘Holy ...., Bob Mueller is not going to do it.’ And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. 

A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”  Baquet used the gentlest terms possible — “the story changed” — but the fact is, the conspiracy-coordination allegation the Times had devoted itself to pursuing turned out to be false."

COMMENTARY:  A good example of why Conservatives agree with President Trump that much of the news media is corrupted by liberal ideas and will lie and present false news whenever they have the opportunity.  vtb

STEVE BANNON - Bannon battles back: Former aide regaining Trump's favor - 

"The tweet suggested Bannon was “out of Trump’s personal dog house,” a former White House official said. Another former official close to both Bannon and Trump agreed. A third said “his standing seems to be improving” by publicly aligning with the White House.  "Trump didn't love the book, and he blames Steve for the crazy book because that's what he was told: this was Steve's book. But that was a long time ago in the president's mind," a source familiar with Trump's thinking said. "There is no animosity. Zero. There are no hard feelings from the president."

EVIL DEMOCRATS ACT LIKE A VICIOUS MOB - RAND PAUL: ‘LEFT WING MOB WISHES I WAS DEAD’ - 

"In a rare interview regarding his health, Senator Rand Paul told Fox News that he is still recovering from being violently attacked by a mentally disturbed neighbor two years ago, but that one of the most disturbing aspects of the incident is the continued hatred being directed his way by a ‘left wing mob’.  “[O]ne of the disturbing things, though, is to see that there’s still so much hatred out there. We announced that I was having surgery and thousands of people on Twitter are swarming to wish … that I had either died or that someone would assault me again,” Paul urged.  “This is supposed to be a right-wing phenomenon, but I see thousands of people on Twitter, this left-wing mob wishing that I were dead, and I’m like, ‘Who are these people?” he added.

GIVING THEM THEIR RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS - Trump Administration Won’t Force Religious Organizations To Choose Between Their Faith And Federal Contracts

"This week, the American Civil Liberties Union raged against a civil rights policy that has already been law for decades. It would be funny, except it misleads people who trust organizations like the ACLU for accurate information. That is wrong.  On Tuesday the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a straightforward proposed regulation that should be noncontroversial. This regulation simply clarifies that, when religious employers contract with the federal government, they retain the right to hire employees who support their religious missions—just as they do for all other hires under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964."

TRUE FAITH IS DISAPPEARING - Shoot up in Philadelphia – cops injured. I’m a simple guy and I’m worried - 

"The rot in society was caused in large part because THE CATHOLIC CHURCH abandoned being The Catholic Church.  After decades, we are seeing the inevitable results across the board."

EVIL AGE - American Living In An Age of Incivility, Proganda, and Violence - 

Mother Theresa said the following: 

"I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, HOW CAN WE TELL OTHER PEOPLE NOT TO KILL ONE ANOTHER?"

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BRINGING HOPE TO HER CHILDREN - Assumption feast invites people to look to heaven with hope, pope says - 

"ROME - Mary’s assumption into heaven calls people to put aside all those insignificant, mundane and petty concerns competing for their attention and instead be drawn to God and his greatness, Pope Francis said."

VERY GOOD NEWS - This Good News for Christianity in America May Surprise You - 

"Time for a reality check, says Stanton. In fact, the annual church closure rate in America is about 1 percent — far lower than the rate for any other organizational category. As for the exploding number of “nones,” it’s almost entirely due to changes in the way researchers ask questions. The “nones” in today’s surveys, include the same sort of people who in yesterday’s surveys listed their affiliation as the church they attended a year ago last Christmas. “This change marks a decrease only in nominal affiliation, not an increase in irreligion,” says social scientist Rodney Stark, quoted by Stanton."

GREAT CATCH! - Coast Guard cutter's crew makes massive 4,600-pound cocaine bust, 2nd in 5 days - 

"The drugs were confiscated July 31 from a "low-profile go-fast" vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard announced Thursday.  The bust came just days after the July 26 seizure of more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine from a different boat, which was the pre-commissioned cutter's first seizure since leaving its Mississippi shipyard in June, the branch noted."

NO EVIDENCE - There Is No Evidence of an 'Epidemic of Mass Shootings' - 

"Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, the leading researcher on the topic for the past 35 years, tells Reason, "There is no evidence that we are in the midst of an epidemic of mass shootings." The number of incidents and casualties are simply too small to make such claims and, he stresses, the media coverage of shootings often ends up creating a false sense that gun violence—which is at or near historic lows—is ubiquitous and growing."

YES! - We are building the wall! - 
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SEEKING MORE SECURITY- Trump has expressed serious interest in buying Greenland: report - 

"A new report from the Wall Street Journal reveals that Trump has asked his advisers whether the U.S. can acquire Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory, during "meetings, dinners, and passing conversations" because of Greenland's "abundant resources and geopolitical importance," according to White House sources.

HATE MOTIVATED BY HATEFUL DEMOCRATS - ICE offices, workers hit by wave of violence and threats: ‘We know where all your children live’ - 

"One protester threatened the family of GEO Group’s former general counsel, John Bulfin.  “We know where all your children live throughout the country … John Bulfin you have kids in [bleeped out], you have kids in [bleeped out],” the protester yelled. “We know everything about you and you won’t just be seeing us here.”

MORE LIES FROM DEMOCRATS IN THE PRESS - PolitiFact Should Have the Courage to Tell the Truth -

"At issue were blatant lies from two leading Democratic candidates about the police shooting of Michael Brown five years ago. Here’s what Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris tweeted:"

NEGATIVE PARENTAL INFLUENCE - Girl, 9, sues renowned Berlin boys choir over gender bias - 

"A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom.  The State and Cathedral Choir is one of the most renowned boys' choirs in Germany, founded in 1465 by Fredrick II of Brandenburg. Over its 554 years, it has never admitted any girls."

REVEALING THE TRUTH -Rarely has a Vatican official spoken so bluntly on abuse - 

"Titled “Clergy Accountability and the Media’s Response”, the talk Mgr Kennedy gave was part personal reminiscence, part humanizing presentation of the CDF’s work, and part cri de coeur. It was revealing in almost every line of its seventeen pages, and deserves to be counted among the most significant public interventions by churchmen on the subject of the worldwide crisis and the Vatican’s response to it."

A MAN OF GOD - Cardinal Sarah: A prophet of our times - 

"In recent years Cardinal Sarah has shifted towards a more prophetic mode, warning us in a series of books and speeches that an apostasy is underway in many parts of the world, and in some parts of the Church. There is something of Elijah – speaking for the faith in a time of infidelity – in that too. He shocked many with his address at the 2015 synod on the family, when he spoke of “Beasts of the Apocalypse” in regard to Western decadence and jihadist extremism. Cardinal Sarah never went to the finishing school where many bishops learn how to speak without ever giving offence."

GOOD MOVE - Israel blocks Omar, Tlaib from entering country amid pressure from Trump - 

"Omar and Tlaib were among 17 members of Congress who voted against a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in July. This was after Omar introduced a resolution of her own that encouraged the use of boycotts as a political tool, and told Al-Monitor that "it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement."

VERY SAD - British teen who went missing in Malaysia died of starvation and stress, police say - 

"A 15-year-old London girl whose naked body was found in the woods after she mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort in Malaysia earlier this month died due to intestinal bleeding brought on by starvation and stress, officials said Wednesday.  Nora Anne Quoirin arrived at the Dusun eco-resort, a small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve 39 miles south of Kuala Lumpur, on Aug. 3 for what was supposed to be a two-week vacation with her family. Her family reported her missing the following day."

ANIMALS ON THE LOOSE - Hannity: Crowd's treatment of Philly police officers 'beyond repulsive'; Dems 'politicize' shooting - 

"Fox News' Sean Hannity honored the Philadelphia police officers caught up in Wednesday's shootout, saying they "deserved better" after video showed them being taunted during the incident where six police officers were shot.  "These officers saving countless lives putting themselves in harm's way. And there are people that are taunting them, pelting them with objects. Treating them this way is beyond repulsive," Hannity said Thursday on his television show. They deserve better."

BIASED GOOGLE? - GOOGLE INSIDER: ‘SOMETHING DARK AND NEFARIOUS GOING ON’ - 

"That June 24 report included undercover footage of a Google executive referencing how the tech giant is necessary for "preventing the next Trump situation."  After leaking anonymously, Vorhies claims, he received a letter from Google in which the company said it knew what he had done. The letter included six demands, ranging from "cease and desist" to handing over his personal data.

DANGEROUS CLIMB - Mount Everest climbers to face new rules after deadly season - 

"Eleven people died this year on Mount Everest -- including 9 in Nepal -- likely due to altitude sickness, which is caused by low amounts of oxygen at high elevation and can lead to headaches, vomiting, shortness of breath and mental confusion. Nepal had issued permits to 381 people to climb the 29,035-foot Everest summit in 2019, which the government said was the greatest number ever."

HUGE FIRE - Vatican ‘struggling to put out fire’ of public scandal over JPII Institute purge - 

"In a new letter published by respected Italian journalist, Aldo Maria Valli, an informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the “violent upheaval in the teaching staff” and “drastic change in the curriculum and orientation of academic research” has sent “shockwaves” through the Church, and generated a reaction that is “unprecedented in the pontificate of Pope Francis, both in intensity and in duration.”

OUCH! - Newly discovered organ may be lurking under your skin - 

"Dubbed the nociceptive glio-neural complex, this structure is not quite like the typical picture of a complex organ like the heart or the spleen. Instead, it’s a simple organ made up of a network of cells called glial cells, which are already known to surround and support the body’s nerve cells. In this case, the glial cells form a mesh-like structure between the skin’s outer and inner layers, with filament-like protrusions that extend into the skin’s outer layer. (Also find out about a type of simple organ recently found in humans, called the interstitium.

DESERVES TO BE EXPOSED - Canada's PM Trudeau found guilty by ethics commissioner - 

"Canada's ethics commissioner said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his chances for re-election.  The report comes just before the official start of campaigning for the October 21 general election and it threatens to bring to light once again a scandal that rocked the government earlier this year, causing a drop in poll ratings that had since abated."

LEAVING A CROWDED FIELD OF DEVILS - Hickenlooper ends White House bid, hints at possible Senate run in Colorado - 

"Hickenlooper's announcement also came as he’s been facing pressure from national Democrats this summer to end his presidential campaign and jump into Colorado’s crowded Democratic U.S. Senate primary for the chance to face off next year against first-term GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, who faces a challenging re-election."

CAUTION! - Latin America - Banana-targeting fungus may cause 'apocalyptic scenario' for the fruit - 

"The fungus, a strain of Fusarium oxysporum, is known as Tropical Race 4, the New York Post reports. The Colombian Agricultural Institute has confirmed that a strain of TP4 was found. This caused the government to declare a national state of emergency.  Farmers were ordered to destroy crops in the area where the fungus was discovered and to quarantine plantations. While these extreme measures have been taken, it unfortunately may not be enough to stop the spread of the banana-killing fungus."

NO JOKE - UK woman suffers facial burns after eggs 'exploded' in her face: 'It felt like my skin was being ripped off' - 

"Bethany Rosser, 22, of Redditch, Worcestershire, told the UK-based outlet SWNS she Googled instructions on how to make hard-boiled eggs in the microwave without causing them to explode. She claims she came across an article from Delish, a popular recipe site.  "On that page, it said that you could microwave the eggs as long as you add salt to the eggs in the water, to prevent them from bursting. So, of course, I added salt,” she said.  Rosser said she cooked the eggs for six minutes — two minutes less than the maximum time Delish allegedly recommended in its recipe — before removing them from the microwave. When she took them out, she claims the shelled eggs “burst all of a sudden.”

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ANOTHER PIT BULL KILLING & NO COMPASSION- Texas teen mauled by 3 pit bulls in backyard has died, police say - 

"Lorenzo won’t face any charges since the dogs were in his fenced-in backyard, the station reported.  He told WFAA-TV that the three pit bulls, Bella, Bruce and Little Bit, were only protecting their home and the teen shouldn’t have been in the backyard in the first place."

FED OK's DANGEROUS DOGS ON PLANES - Delta ban on pit bulls as support animals is rejected as feds clarify rules for all airlines - 

"Having some dog bites occur aboard its planes doesn’t give Delta Air Lines the OK to ban a specific breed, the federal government determined Thursday.  Delta enacted a ban against “pit bull type dogs” as support animals last year following several onboard incidents. In one case, a passenger was left with a bloody face after another passenger’s dog attacked him."

DANGEROUS DOGS - Most Dangerous Dog Breeds In The World - 

"There are dog breeds out there that are known to be quite more aggressive than others. Sure, a dog can be trained to be aggressive, but some breeds are known to be inherently aggressive. This is a topic that has known to become a heated debate between pet owners all over. A lot of people would claim that even the most ‘dangerous’ breed makes the best pet. However, some breeds are known to be more aggressive than others when taking breeding history into account."

HOPING THEY WILL LISTEN - Illinois Is the Canary In The Pension Coal Mine - 

"In 1990, Illinois implemented a guaranteed 3 percent compounding cost of living adjustment. So a person's pension goes up by 3 percent every year regardless of how much inflation there is in the economy. It basically doubles the size of somebody's pension over the course of 25 years."

GOOD CALL - Trump calls for 'intelligent background checks' in response to mass shootings - 

"The president also said he had a "great talk" with both Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) about gun laws.  "I think with a lot of success that we have, I think I have a greater influence now over the Senate and over the House," he said. "I think we can get something really good done. I think we can have some meaningful background checks."

AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE CONDUCT OF POPE FRANCIS - Swiss Guard, ex-security for Pope Francis, visits Alabama - 

"The Swiss Guard defended Rome against a military attack in the Sack of Rome in 1527, allowing Pope Clement VII to flee during the War of the League of Cognac.  Roch said he had frequent encounters with Pope Francis, often standing guard just outside the door of his personal quarters.  “We feel privileged to have that duty,” Roch said. “We have a lot of job satisfaction. It strengthens our faith.”

SICK MINDED DEMOCRATS - Trump campaign blasts Dem rep for trying to name and shame donors: ‘Delete & apologize’ - 

"The Trump campaign on Tuesday blasted Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro, the brother and campaign chairman of 2020 presidential hopeful Julian Castro, for publicly posting a list of prominent Texas Trump donors’ names and employers -- accusing him of "targeting" private citizens and demanding he delete it.  The campaign told Fox News they reported Castro’s tweet to Twitter, arguing it violates the platform’s abusive behavior provision stating users cannot “engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so.”  “How low have Dems sunk?” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh tweeted. “This is Joaquin Castro, Congressman & chair of his brother’s campaign. Naming private citizens & their employers, targeting them for their political views and exercising 1st Amendment rights.”

BAD EFFECT ON THE BRAIN - Major surgery doubles risk of substantial brain decline, study suggests - 

"A longitudinal study of more than 7,000 British civil servants who were tested between 1997 and 2016 found those who underwent major operations were twice as likely to suffer substantial cognitive decline compared to those who never needed surgery."
 
DARWIN DEAD WRONG. ALMIGHTY GOD IS OUR CREATOR- RENOWNED YALE PROFESSOR QUITS DARWIN - 

"In his seminal work The Origin of Species (1859), Darwin proposed that all life forms have descended from a common ancestor, suggesting that over time, random variation coupled with natural selection gives rise to entirely new species.  But, Gelernter wrote, "The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain."  "Darwin successfully explained the small adjustments by which an organism adapts to local circumstances: changes to fur density or wing style or beak shape," he noted. "Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether he can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture — not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones."

GOOD OPTION - McConnell suggests Senate could look at assault weapons ban, background checks - 

He said the two talked about various proposals that will be “front and center” in Senate discussions, including so-called red flag warning legislation that would keep guns from people deemed a threat by their friends and family members, as well as expanding background checks.  “There’s a lot of support for that,” McConnell said, referring to legislation championed by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, who are hoping to revive legislation that would extend background checks for nearly all gun sales. A similar effort died in the Senate in 2013.


"Cdl. Burke spoke out against nominally Catholic leaders who support legalized abortion and homosexual "marriage."  The cardinal told his interviewer that pro-abortion Catholic politicians like Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion at Mass.  "They may not present themselves to receive Holy Communion, because they're not in communion with Christ," he explained.

MUST OBEY OUR LAWS - Trump Discusses Immigration & Detention Facilities - 

"If people come into our country illegally, they're going out." 

WHAT ARE THE ODDS - As Debate Cut-Off Looms – Dems Drop Like Flies - 

"President Trump is sitting on 47% approval, the exact same place Obama was during the same time in his first term. Despite a boost in black voters approval last week, this number seems to have settled back juts below its original level, which remains almost double where it was upon his election...There’s almost no change whatsoever this week in the presidential odds, which in betting terms means the field is solidifying. Donal Trump remains the heavy favorite to win the White House in 2020 with Joe Biden still a distant second on 5/1

SEEKING SAFE FINANCIAL HARBOR - Rich Americans Fill Florida’s Tax Coffers as They Flee High-tax States - 

"As for the losers, New York led the pack, bleeding a whopping $8.8 billion in adjusted gross income from migration.  “Another high-tax state, Connecticut, had the largest income loss relative to its overall economy — at $2.6 billion,” Fox Business also informs. “Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois and New York lost about half of their income from people earning more than $200,000 — indicating the wealthy were picking up and leaving.”

TOO MUCH SPENDING - It’s the Spending, Stupid - 

"The current federal budget fiscal year still has two months to go, but the deficit is already bigger now than it was for all of last year, and heading to more than $1 trillion. Naturally, the Trump tax cuts are getting the lion’s share of the blame.  But the latest data on spending and revenues from the Treasury Dept. make it abundantly clear that it is out-of-control spending, not tax cuts, that are driving the deficit upward. Unfortunately, no one in Washington seems to care."

DEADLY REACTION - Russia admits nuclear reactor blew up during missile test 250 miles from Moscow - 

"Russia confirmed that last week’s explosion involved a nuclear reactor during a failed missile test at a site just 250 miles from Moscow.  Five nuclear scientists were killed during the Aug. 8 explosion, which occurred during the launch of a missile that involved a small nuclear reactor, according to a report by Bloomberg on Monday.  Russia’s state-run nuclear agency Rosatom had confirmed Saturday that the explosion killed several of its employees in a test of an “isotope power source in a liquid propulsion system.”

UNPREDICTABLE - Ryan Daniel Moran: What Everyone Gets WRONG About President Trump - 

"This video focuses on Donald Trump’s biggest strength and on that I do agree:  he is unpredictable.  I’ve said this for a long time…I don’t think anything he does is on accident.  All of the things that appear off the wall, or off the cuff, or the things that people say “I wish he wouldn’t do that.”  To everyone who thinks that, you’re missing what makes him so effective.  So hard to beat.  So hard to pin down.  So hard to gain the upper hand against.  It’s exactly his unpredictability that gives him a tremendous advantage."

RACING FOR SECURITY - Arms Racing With China: Battle for the Missile Race Narrative - 

"Not only is the United States now racing with China to build an adequate missile deterrent capability in Asia, it is also racing with Beijing over who will provide leadership and control the narrative regarding Asia’s strategic future.  After years of Russian cheating, and 30 years of watching China build up its theater missile forces, Washington on Aug. 2 departed from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia that prevented both from deploying 500km to 5,500km range ground-based missiles. The next day in Australia, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated he would like the United States to deploy intermediate range missiles to Asia within “months” though new land-based missiles would take longer to deploy."

OBAMACARE OUT  - Lindsey Graham Makes MONSTER Promise To America If Trump Wins In 2020, And Obama Will Hate It - 

"Lindsey Graham said that Republicans will repeal Obamacare if Trump wins, the GOP keeps the Senate, and if the House Republicans take back the speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).  “If we can get the House back and keep our majority in the Senate, and President Trump wins reelection, I can promise you not only are we going to repeal Obamacare, we’re going to do it in a smart way where South Carolina will be the biggest winner,” Graham said in an interview with a local South Carolina radio station."

UNITED NATIONS ACTING UNREASONABLE - UN To America: Open the Border, Kill More Babies - 

:Behaving more and more like the global government it seeks to become, the United Nations has stepped up its attacks against America — especially the growing efforts to protect the Southern border and the lives of unborn children. Even under President Donald Trump, the UN has continued to bark orders at America as if the U.S. government were a mere administrative unit in what globalists describe as "the New World Order."  In a recent pro-abortion screed, for example, a spokesman for the UN “human rights” apparatus said the global body was “very concerned” about state laws proliferating across the United States that regulate or restrict the killing of pre-born babies. Killing babies is a "human right," at least according to the UN."

NO MORE FREE RIDES - Trump Ending Welfare-Dependent Immigration, Saving Taxpayers Billions - 

"The regulation will be a boon for American taxpayers in the form of an annual $57.4 billion tax cut — the amount taxpayers spend every year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low-skilled legal immigrants.  The National Academies of Science released a report two years ago, noting that state and local American taxpayers are billed about $1,600 each year per immigrant to pay for their welfare, where immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households."

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NO MARRIED MEN - Pope Francis: Ordination of married men 'absolutely not' main theme of Amazon synod - 

“The important themes,” the pope stated, “will be the ministries of evangelization and the different ways of evangelizing.”

ANOTHER VIEW- Cardinal Pell: “This is not the first low-quality document the Synod secretariate has produced,” Pell writes - 

"Firstly, there is a MUST LISTEN to podcast from Damian Thompson about Card. Pell’s railroading into jail.  HERE  Take the time.  Next, at CNA there is a piece in which Card. Pell comments on the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod (“walking together”)."

ANOTHER HERO DIES FOR HIS COUNTRY - US Service Member Killed in Iraq on Joint Mission - 

"BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military says a U.S. service member has died during a combat mission with Iraqi security forces in Iraq's north.  The statement by the U.S Central Command said the service member died Saturday in Iraq's northern Nineveh province."

PRO-LIFE KENTUCKY - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Bill to Ban Abortions When Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins - 

"Surrounded by children and parents, the Republican governor praised the new protections for unborn babies and mothers in the state, The Messenger-Inquirer reports. He also signed three additional pro-life bills into law during the signing ceremony at the Daviess County Courthouse.  “Government doesn’t give (life) to us, and government doesn’t have the right to take it away,” Bevin said. “This is a cause of great celebration. It’s celebrating the sanctity of human life.”

MINORITY MAJORITY - Poll: Majority of Blacks, Hispanics Support Anti-Illegal Immigration 2020 Candidates - 

"Voters across racial lines said they would be more likely to support a 2020 presidential candidate that wants to reduce illegal immigration. Roughly 63 percentof black Americans and 61 percent of Hispanic Americans said they would be more likely to support an anti-illegal immigration presidential candidate."

RESPONDING TO A LOSER - President Pushes Back Hard After Shepard Smith Claims El Paso Suspect Used ‘Language of Trump’ - 

TRUMP: “Watching Fake News CNN is better than watching Shepard Smith, the lowest-rated show on @ FoxNews..."  

ARTICLE WRITER: "For years now, Smith has looked like a consistently befuddled man, lost on a network that prides itself on being fair and balanced — virtues he does not possess, in our opinion."

OBNOXIOUS OBAMA LOSES AGAIN- Obama HHS Abortion Mandate Loses in Court, Can’t Force Christian Businesses to Fund Abortions - 

"The Christian Employers Alliance (CEA) has won a major religious freedom victory on behalf of its current and future members. The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota has ruled that the abortifacient mandate under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as the subsequent “accommodation,” burdens the religious exercise of CEA’s members and violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993."

DIRTY, FILTHY PORN - New study shows porn not only pollutes the mind but the earth - 

"Pornographic videos made up 27 per cent of all online video traffic in 2018, generating more than 80 MtCO2, while the greenhouse-gas emissions of video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime were 100 MtCO2eq/year, or similar to those of Chile, the report said."

LASER SHOW - 'No tears, no blood': Hongkongers stage huge laser show to protest against arrests - 

"It was a sentiment being shared by people across social media as Hong Kong took a much-needed breather from the tense scenes that have gripped the city in recent weeks after a total of almost 2000 rounds of teargas were fired at protesters during clashes with police.  The city is facing its worst political crisis since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997, and the escalating and increasingly more unpredictable protests have prompted countries including the UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan and now the United States to issue travel alerts.  The protests began in opposition to a now-suspended extradition law, which would have allowed suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts. They have now broadened into a backlash against the government of the Asian financial hub, fueled by many residents’ fears of eroding freedoms under the tightening control of China’s Communist party leaders in Beijing."

CHRISTIANS BEING SLAUGHTERED - Iraqi Archbishop: ‘Extinction Is Coming’ for Christians in Middle East - 

“With each successive cycle the number of Christians drops, till today we are at the point of extinction,” Warda said. “Argue as you will, but extinction is coming, and then what will anyone say? That we were made extinct by natural disaster, or gentle migration? That the ISIS attacks were unexpected, and that we were taken by surprise? That is what the media will say.”  “Or will the truth emerge after our disappearance: that we were persistently and steadily eliminated over the course of 1,400 years by a belief system which allowed for recurring cycles of violence against Christians, like the Ottoman genocide of 1916-1922,” he declared.

LGBT CORRUPTION - Polish Bishops Denounce ‘Ideological Totalitarianism’ of LGBT Lobby - 

“People belonging to milieus of the so-called sexual minorities are our brothers and sisters for whom Christ gave his life and whom He wants also to be saved,” he insisted. “Respect for specified individuals cannot, however, lead to the acceptance of an ideology that aims to revolutionize social customs and interpersonal relationships.”  Citing Pope Francis, Archbishop Gądecki said that this revolution of customs and morals has often waved the flag of freedom, “but it has, in reality, brought spiritual and material devastation to countless human beings, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.”  The archbishop urged politicians and legislators to resist the “ideological totalitarianism” that lurks behind proposals to radically undermine Poland’s Christian culture, especially as regards God-given differences between men and women.

POTENTIAL FOR PEACE - Trump Signals Another Meeting with Kim Jong Un Likely After N. Korean Leader Wrote Trump a ‘Very Beautiful Letter’ Explaining Latest Missile Tests Were Response to U.S.-S. Korea War Games - 

"Trump told reporters that the letter was hand-delivered on Thursday but didn’t provide details on who delivered it.  Trump said: “It was a very positive letter. I think we’ll have another meeting. He really wrote a beautiful, three-page – I mean great from top to bottom – a really beautiful letter.”  Since last year, Trump and Kim have met three times to discuss productive ways for getting Kim to give up his nuclear weapons."

CREDENTIALS NEEDED - U.K. Prime Minister unveils merit-based immigration reform - 

"Hope For the UK: Boris Johnson plans to ease immigration rules for high-skilled workers and outstanding talent as part of the prime minister’s broader immigration reform. One America’s Kristian Rouz looks into the matter."

TRYING TO "TRUMP UP" A SPLIT FAILS - Trump just beat Democrats on guns - 

"President Trump is playing Democrats again. They want to make gun control an issue. He said, OK, and took control of the gun control debate. The debate will be on his terms and in his language. That is power positioning.  The mopes at the Post and Matt Drudge thought they could divide President Trump from his supporters with the report on the NRA warning the president on guns.  I knew in an instant what was happening. I knew Democrats would lose because President Trump never engages the enemy without first winning the battle. I also knew the president, a busy man, had outsourced the terms of the Democrat surrender to the NRA."

HOLLYWOOD HYPOCRITES  - Donald Trump Thunders Against ‘Racist’ Hollywood: ‘They Create Violence, Then Try to Blame Others - 

"The film, (The Hunt) which has been described as a gory satire featuring actresses Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, follows a group of elites who stalk and murder conservatives in red states. The hunters are fueled by their hatred of the “MAGA-type” characters and their right-leaning positions. While the term “deplorables” may not be explicitly stated in the trailer, Daily Mail notes that the “hunted” were, in fact, described as “deplorables” in the screenplay.  It is not clear whether the filmmakers are sympathetic to the “Deplorables” or the “hunters.” Nevertheless, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is a notorious Trump-hater who was booed off stage at the 32nd Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles last year after blaming the president for the rise of anti-Semitism."

INCHING TOWARDS DEMOCRACY- Live Video: Massive Protests For Democracy In Moscow - 

"Live video of massive protests for democracy in Moscow over alleged corrupt upcoming municipal elections. Authorities have repressed opposition political figures and detained thousands over the last few weeks to stop the show of civil unrest over Kremlin policies.  Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was imprisoned again and possibly poisoned while in detention, and hospitalized with a ‘severe allergic reaction’. Opposition bank accounts have now been frozen by Russian security services over alleged money laundering by the Kremlin’s opponents.  World leaders have condemned the repression. As the protests grow, this is the most significant challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s presidency in a decade."

NO TRUMP INVOLVEMENT - Democrat Jeffrey Epstein victim testifies that Donald Trump was not involved at all - 

"More than 2,000 documents were unsealed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The papers included affidavits and depositions of key witnesses in a lawsuit the now-33-year-old woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, filed against Epstein and his associate, Ghislane Maxwell in 2015. Giuffre said the duo kept her as a “sex slave” in the early 2000s when she was underage."

SAD WAY TO DIE - Jeffrey Epstein dead in apparent suicide - 


"Two weeks ago, Epstein, 66, was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck. He was reportedly placed on suicide watch. Jail spokesman Lee Plourde said Epstein was not “currently” on suicide watch. The Associated Press reported he was taken off suicide watch, though it wasn’t immediately clear when.  The multimillionaire financier was being held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges. The FBI and the Department of Justice’s Inspector General are both looking into his death."

THE LEFT IS THE MAIN CAUSE - Leaked FBI Report Shows Left-Wingers Are a Bigger Threat Than White Supremacists - 

"With liberals sounding the alarm about a supposed revival of white supremacy, a leaked report suggests that the FBI is actually more concerned about left-wing extremists.  The FBI’s 2018-2019 Consolidated Strategy Guide, an annual summary of the agency’s security priorities, was released Thursday by The Young Turks, a leftist media network. According to the internal report, the FBI is worried about an “elevated” and possibly “growing threat” from “black identity extremists,” or “BIEs.”  A rise in racialized attacks on law enforcement officials first came to the FBI’s attention following the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent acquittal of the officers involved, the report said."

MUST PAY FAIR SHARE - US threatens to pull troops from Germany if no increase in NATO defense spending - 

"The U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell has suggested the United States should pull thousands of troops if the country does not increase its required NATO defense spending.  "It is actually offensive to assume that the U.S. taxpayer must continue to pay to have 50,000-plus Americans in Germany, but the Germans get to spend their surplus on domestic programs," Grenell told the Germany press agency DPA this week, which the U.S. Embassy later tweeted."

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SERVANT OF GOD, LUISA PICCARRETA - THE LITTLE DAUGHTER OF THE DIVINE WILL -  "THE SUFFERINGS WHICH SHE ACCEPTED UPON HERSELF LESSENED THE PAINS OF OTHERS, INCLUDING SOULS IN PURGATORY, AND HELPED BRING ABOUT CONVERSIONS."
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COMPARISONS OF THE RULE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI VERSUS POPE FRANCIS
THE SEVERE DAMAGE POPE FRANCIS IS DOING TO DOCTRINE, AND THE TRADITIONS OF THE CHURCH
ANSWERING MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE DIRECTION SOME LEADERS OF THE CHURCH ARE TAKING US

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"Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong.  Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go."

Joshua 1:9


"The Power of the Mass is for you!  It is the sacrifice of sacrifices, because it is the sacrifice of God for us." 




"I have seen scandal come from Pope Francis’ actions too many times and it hurts me to see Holy Mother Church in the state it is today, divided, broken and bleeding, and I will be open about that with people because I believe it is important to talk about. But as much as I dislike Pope Francis, I still pray for him for the sake of our Church and I hope you will, too."

Commentary: Yes Francis, that is true. The Left is always looking for "new ways" to slander people, change history and traditions, weaken or destroy the family, kill and murder the  unborn, and tell lies to the general public.  vtb



GOING TO THE BISHOPS FOR ANSWERSCatholic Scholars Accuse Pope Francis of “the Canonical Delict of Heresy” - 

"The Catholic Church is fighting a battle against a ruthless enemy that will not back down. Just like any country at war, the Church has troops on the front lines. These troops are its men that have answered the call to take Holy Orders."

"Given the demands of ministry and the complexity of running parishes, effective leadership is paramount to creating and building authentic, vibrant Catholic communities. Good Leaders, Good Shepherds is designed to help priests overcome today’s challenges of a diminishing number of clergy and more complex circumstances for priestly ministry."


HOMOSEXUALITY

"Wherefore, God gave them up to the  desires of their heart, unto  uncleanness; to dishonor their own bodies among themselves.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie  and worshiped and served the CREATURE rather than the CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 
For this cause, God delivered them up (withdrew His Grace) to shameful affections.  For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the  natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error."

ALSO SEE:  SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY  (INTERNAL LINK, BACKSPACE TO RETURN)

U.S. DEMOCRAT PARTY GUILTY OF MASS MURDER
 
Although there are a few in the Republican Party, the U.S. Democrat Party is mostly made up of politicians who believe you have the “right to kill” unborn Americans in the womb, and even after being born!  They have consistently blocked the Republican Party’s attempts to protect unborn and born alive infants.  They have also blocked the  Republican Party efforts to add a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would protect innocent unborn human beings from being sentenced to a “death penalty” & slaughtered, torn apart, & butchered in the womb.
 
For many years spiritually insane actions by Democrat politicians have resulted in the deaths of almost 4,000 human beings EVERY DAY.  Millions upon millions have died at their hands. These mass murderers must be removed from office.  Do not  participate in the brutal murders of the innocent unborn by voting for these  inhuman hypocrites.   

Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor


"And they shed INNOCENT BLOOD; the blood of their SONS and
OF THEIR DAUGHTERS... And the land was POLLUTED WITH BLOOD...And the Lord was EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY with his people" (Psalms 105: 38-40).


SPIRITUALLY REVEALING - Letter from Beyond - 
"This video recounts the tragic story of the eternal damnation of a young woman named Ani. Both the narrative and the letter in this video were found among the papers of a deceased nun, who in the world was known as Claire and worked with the condemned woman. This letter was revealed to Claire in a dream shortly after Ani was killed in a car accident.""

THE BEST BOOK- Find out how to read the Bible when you don’t know where to start - 

"Miracle of Mother Mary's Statue Crying Blood tears at St. Philip Neri's Church, Katukurunda, Kalutara, Sri Lanka on Good Friday.. When Our Lady is crying there is a reason behind it.. She knew about the bomb attacks.. Heaven allowed her to give us a warning to pray with her so that this attack fails but we didn't understand.. Lets pray fervently asking for God's mercy whenever we see these kind of miracles which are warnings from heaven.. Praying for those who died in the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka."


"She wrote in her Diary on March 1942: “The Virgin Mary appeared to me with tears in her eyes. I approached her and said, ‘Why are you crying?’  ‘I am crying because I cannot appease the anger of my Son against the human race. If men don’t do penance, the war will not end and much blood will be spilled. My daughter, immodest fashions and dishonesty have enraged God. Pray and do penance. Pray the Rosary frequently. It is the only powerful weapon to attract the blessings."

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THE SPIRIT OF GOD VERSUS THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST

"This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges JESUS CHRIST came in the flesh belongs to GOD, and every spirit that does not acknowledge JESUS CHRIST does not belong to to GOD.  This is the spirit of the anti-christ who, as you have heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.  

You belong to GOD, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.  They belong to the world: accordingly, their teachings belongs to the world, and the world listens to them.  

We belong to GOD, and anyone who knows GOD listens to us, while anyone who does not belong to GOD refuses to hear us.  This is how we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of deceit." (1 John 4: 2-6)

JESUS said to him, "I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the FATHER, but by me."      (John 14:6)

GRAVE WARNINGS

"And they shed INNOCENT BLOOD; the blood of their SONS and
OF THEIR DAUGHTERS... And the land was POLLUTED WITH BLOOD...And the Lord was EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY with his people" (Psalms 105: 38-40). 

"Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter."  Isaias (Isaiah) 5:20

SIXTH COMMANDMENT

"You shall not murder."
---Exodus 20:13
The taking of human life is expressly forbidden. Jesus elaborates on this commandment in the Sermon on the Mount, revealing that the sin of murder begins in the heart (Matt. 5:21-22).

"A Catholic would be guilty of FORMAL COOPERATION IN EVIL, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia."
---Cardinal Ratzinger on Worthiness to receive Holy Communion

COMMENTARY: It is impossible for a voter to separate his vote based on issues.  When you vote for a politician, you are voting for ALL his beliefs and political actions.  Therefore, if he approves of abortion, you are approving of abortion by voting for him.  It is far better to pray, let the Hand of Almighty God decide the outcome, and not vote at all if you do not agree with either political party's candidate.  It is God who rewards the Just, and punishes the guilty. 

We must first strive to be a good Christian, rather than striving to be a "good American."  It also must never be viewed as selecting the lessor of two evils.  Evil is evil, and voting for someone whom you believe is the lessor of two evils makes you an accomplice or cooperating with EVIL.

  Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor

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"WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF EXHORTATIONS TO BE SILENT.  CRY OUT WITH A HUNDRED THOUSAND TONGUES.  I SEE THAT THE WORLD IS ROTTEN BECAUSE OF SILENCE." - 
---ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA -


“Who is going to save our Church? Do not look to the priests. Do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you, the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.”
--- Archbishop Fulton Sheen


THE VISION OF ST. BRIDGET OF SWEDEN
 
St. Bridget of Sweden had a vision of Pope Gregory XI standing before Christ in judgment that she then communicated to him (February, 1373):  
 
"Rise up manfully, put on thy strength, and begin to renovate My Church which I acquired with My own Blood .... If thou dost not obey My Will, I will cast thee down from the Court of Heaven, and all the devils of hell shall divide thy soul, and for benediction thou shalt be filled with malediction -- eternally.... If thou dost obey me in this way, I will be merciful to thee, and will bless thee, and will clothe thee with Myself, so that thou wilt be in Me and I in thee, and thou shalt possess eternal glory."
 
 
 
 
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ADVICE FROM THE HOLY BIBLE TO HELP US THROUGH OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY 

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength."
[Deuteronomy 6:5]

"And all the days of thy life have God in thy mind: and take heed thou never consent to sin, nor transgress the commandments of the Lord our God."
[Tobias (Tobit) 4:6]

"Let nothing hinder thee from praying always, and be not afraid to be justified even to death: for the reward of God continueth for ever."
[Ecclesiasticus 18:22]

"Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go."
[Josue (Joshua) 1:9]



OTHER SPIRITUALLY IMPORTANT TOPICS


THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS - PROPHECIES - 

COMMENTARY: There are a number of websites promoting or dismissing the Three Days of Darkness. Therefore your prayerful discernment is required. However, this website contains a good amount of truth regarding Catholic beliefs on a number of issues. It is also good to remember (although some doubt he actually said this, but it certainly makes sense) what Pope Urban VIII has reportedly said. (Of course, a decision regarding the Three Days of Darkness must be made before it actually happens, otherwise it would be too late):

"In cases which concern private revelations, it is better to believe than not to believe, for, if you believe, and it is proven true, you will be happy that you have believed, because our Holy Mother asked it. If you believe, and it should be proven false, you will receive all blessings as if it had been true, because you believed it to be true."  vtb

FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES

"I will yet pour out doctrine as prophecy, and will leave it to them that seek wisdom, and will not cease to instruct their offspring even to the holy age. See ye that I have not laboured for myself only, but for all that seek out the truth."
(Ecclesiasticus, speaking of Wisdom: 24:46-47)

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U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY GUILTY OF MASS MURDER
 
Although there are a few in the Republican Party, the U.S. Democratic Party is mostly made up of politicians who believe you have the “right to kill” unborn Americans in the womb.  They have consistently blocked the Republican Party’s attempts to add a Human Life Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would protect innocent unborn human beings from being sentenced to a “death penalty” & slaughtered, torn apart, & butchered in the womb.
 
For many years spiritually insane actions by Democratic politicians have resulted in the deaths of almost 4,000 human beings EVERY DAY. Millions upon millions have died at their hands. These mass murderers must be removed from office.  Do not  participate in the brutal murders of the innocent unborn by voting for these  inhuman hypocrites.   vtb


EVIDENCE FROM THE SACRED SCRIPTURES
 
"Let HER not be as one DEAD, and as an ABORTIVE that is cast forth from the MOTHER'S WOMB"(Numbers 12:12).
 
"The most High hath SANCTIFIED HIS OWN TABERNACLE"(Psalm 45:5).(God made holy the womb of Mary because He (Jesus) would live within her womb for nine months).
 
"And they shed INNOCENT BLOOD; the blood of their SONS AND OF THEIR DAUGHTERS... And the land was POLLUTED WITH BLOOD...And the Lord was EXCEEDINGLY ANGRY with his people" (Psalms 105:38-40).
 
"And now saith the Lord, that FORMED ME FROM THE WOMB to be his servant..." (Isaias 49:5).

"BEFORE thou camest forth out of the womb, I SANCTIFIED thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations"(Jeremias 1:5).
 
“Now the generation of CHRIST was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, (before they were married) she was found WITH CHILD OF THE HOLY GHOST... Behold a virgin shall be WITH CHILD and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us”  (Matthew 1:18,23).
 
“Behold thou shalt CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS.  And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath CONCEIVED A SON in her old age; and this is the SIXTH MONTH with her... And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of MARY, the INFANT LEAPED IN HER WOMB. And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the FRUIT OF THY WOMB.  And whence is this to me, that the MOTHER OF MY LORD should come to me?  Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid, for behold from henceforth all generations SHALL CALL ME BLESSED” (Luke 1:31,36,41-43,48).
 
“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David... To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was WITH CHILD” (Luke 2:4-5).

SIXTH COMMANDMENT

"You shall not murder."
-Exodus 20:13
The taking of human life is expressly forbidden. Jesus elaborates on this commandment in the Sermon on the Mount, revealing that the sin of murder begins in the heart (Matt. 5:21-22).


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