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"Is it healing liquid? Or a simple sign of concern, distress, or sorrow? Is it because the enemy rises with such force and deceives so many — so very many? Good or bad? A sign that he is short of human warriors, and that the enemy is multiplying? Or is it simply a case whereby the supernatural sought to show itself and this was the nearest outlet?"

Commentary: When a statue or painting weeps, it can only mean one thing and that is SORROW.  It makes sense because the world is growing so corrupt and sin has become rampant in every nation on earth.  

True wisdom is becoming harder and harder to find.  Fools exists everywhere.  Once religious nations no longer trust in the Word of Almighty God, but rather, place their trust in the opinions of foolish and evil men.  The Church has been deeply weakened by scandal.  

Many nations accept abortion as a "right."  Same sex relations and "marriage" have met much of the public's approval.  In the United States, the Democratic Party has been filled with morally corrupt politicians who no longer truly love our country.  The news media is filled with arrogant, vengeful reporters who have lost any degree of fairness and objectivity.  

What is the answer?  It is very clear.  Prayer, especially the Holy Rosary, & the reading of the Sacred Scriptures as well as attending Holy Mass as often as possible.

Spiritual laziness and indifference to what is happening throughout the world can only result in a depressed state of mind.  

JESUS said: "I am the vine: you the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for WITHOUT ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING." 
[John 15:5]   

Therefore let us follow Him, and not the teachings of the world.   vtb



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


"The angels are present especially at the Eucharistic Sacrifice. The Mass is, actually, a sacramental participation in the liturgy of heaven, the cult* officially rendered to the Trinity by the full host of the spiritual creation. The presence of the angels introduces the Eucharist into heaven itself. They help to surround it with a sacred mystery."


"Any GOP candidate that is out there on the campaign trail should be using all of these successes when they sleep through their constituents. If the Republicans lose the House of Representatives, is because they wanted to. There is no way that you can lose a congressional seat with all of the winnings Pres. Trump has been accomplishing over the last two years.  Everything on this list, from the economy to unemployment, to the return of American businesses, domestic infrastructure, and law and order has been met and exceeded under this current Commander-in-chief."



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“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



"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." 
---Dwight D. Eisenhower - Soldier, General of the Army, U.S. President-Elect (1952 & 1956)

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‘We need answers’: Florida residents increasingly desperate for food and shelter "The death toll from the Category 4 storm rose to at least 16, stretching as far north as Virginia, where five people died, and it was expected to climb higher as search-and-rescue crews fanned out through rubble that in some cases spanned entire blocks. The toll also included the potential of millions of dollars in damage to aircraft, which were left behind during the storm at Tyndall Air Force Base."

"In my Lies Pro-Choice Politicians Tell speaking tour, hitting college campuses this fall, I’m addressing the political spin of the abortion industry, talking with students about many of the myths surrounding abortion."

LEAKED VIDEO: Google Leadership’s Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election"A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe."

Commentary: Not surprising.  If you try to do a search on a Conservative or Republican news story you will find a great deal of negative news by liberals and little positive news stories about the subject you are trying to research.  Hopefully, Trump will be investigating these twisted and biased Google search methods.  vtb

"Polls: Despite the overwhelmingly negative coverage of his administration, President Donald Trump's approval rating is as high or higher than half of the previous six presidents at this point in their first terms. You won't believe who scored better."

Commentary: There is one thing missing in many of the polls about Trump's popularity rating, and that is the voters.  Most polls include people who do not vote and therefore they mislead the American public.  Only polls that only include voters are the most accurate.   vtb

"During the interview, Trump won every argument..."

Commentary: In spite of Lesley Stahl's very biased, introduction and biased questions that included her many interruptions, Trump easily outclassed her.  She, along with many others in the news media, rather than remaining neutral and respectful in her questioning, played the role of a Left-Wing politician using free airtime to present her own views rather than letting the public decide for itself.  vtb

"President Trump covered a lot of ground, but didn’t give any in a contentious “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday night, railing against the “dishonest media,” defending his relationships with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un, expressing mistrust in unnamed aides and pointing out to Lesley Stahl that “I’m president and you’re not.”

Commentary: Democrats behave like they would rather go to war with Russia and North Korea than seek good relations with them.  Wars start with misunderstandings and poor relations between leaders of countries who have different goals.  Therefore, it is common sense to continually seek peaceful resolutions to problems with certain warlike nations.  However, since the vast majority of Democrats lack common sense, they evolve into becoming arrogant and self-righteous, thereby putting our nation in dangerous situations that could easily lead to war.  vtb

Trump: ‘In Their Lust for Power, the Democrats Have Become Totally Unhinged’"At his rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, president goes after the 'party of crime,' and boosts mid-western corn growers."

“If they feel there will be separation, they don’t come,” he said. “You’ve got some really bad people out there.”  Attempts to increase deterrence—including the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy that was abandoned in June—haven’t been effective in slowing the influx of families."

"Making sure they can take the best care of the kids they have factors into a lot of people's choice to have an abortion, so their kids may be on their mind.  "I also feel like some people may want to talk about how they take care of their kids to get reassurance that they are a good parent and a good person."

Commentary: You are definitely not a good person if you choose to have your child murdered.  These women should be confessing their sin to the Lord or a priest, rather than seeking "comfort" to cover their guilt.  vtb

"An Australian wildlife carer has suffered a punctured lung as she and her family fought off a savage attack by a kangaroo at their property."

A CONTROVERSIAL CHOICE FOR SAINTHOOD? - What Óscar Romero’s Canonization Says About Pope Francis"The archbishop disregarded advice to stay home. The assassins drew lots to determine who would be the gunman. As the archbishop read the Gospel, the assassins pulled up to the chapel. As he raised the consecrated bread and wine, the gunman fired a shot to the heart."

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"Thousands of people had been informally reported missing to local authorities, the Red Cross and the state, as people looked for their friends and relatives. The Florida Panhandle is largely populated by small towns, spread out across dense, forested areas, which only worsened post-disaster communications problems when cellphone towers and internet services went out. Locating people was a top priority for emergency crews..."

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"We as conservatives believe in our God-given rights, and that puts an automatic emergency brake on our behavior.  We may dislike people ideologically, but the fact that God gave you and I rights prevents us from attacking them or anything like that.  The radical left has no emergency brake.  They are takers.  They need to take your money, your kid’s education, your health care…and to do that they need state power.  And when they lose state power, and they lose the courts, and they lose the presidency, and they lose governorships…then there is nowhere else to go, there is no emergency brake."

"When asked whether he was ready to levy new taxes in case of retaliation from China, Trump said, “sure, absolutely.”  He added that the current U.S. trade imbalance with China means “they’ve already retaliated.”

"President Trump said she has done an incredible job and he will hate to lose her. He then spoke of the foreign policy accomplishments she assisted with, including working towards peace on the Korean peninsula and standing up against Iran as well as China."

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - An Exorcist Explains Demonic Possession and Vexation"I have noticed that each possession is unique; this is also true for the other forms of the devil’s extraordinary influence. There are liberations that occur in a few sessions and others that require many years of exorcisms. Some have obvious and coarse manifestations, and others — such as the case of a mute spirit — do not ever pronounce a word. These last are among the most difficult cases to treat."

"The idea that food may be addictive after "heavy" use by some individuals is a controversial subject, Schulte said. Although prior research studies in animals and humans have shown some biological and behavioral similarities between substance-use disorders and addictive-like consumption of highly processed foods, no studies have looked at whether reducing junk food can trigger withdrawal symptoms in people, she noted."

"And it shall come to pass that fishers shall stand by it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim; there shall be a place for the spreading of nets; their fish shall be after their kinds as the fish of the Great Sea exceeding many."  Ezekiel 47:10 (The Israel Bible™)

"From controlling the media to stoking nationalism, Russian President Vladimir Putin has always known how to keep his approval ratings high. But Russians’ lives are not getting any better, especially after the latest round of Western economic sanctions – and Mr. Putin’s declining approval rating shows it."

"I can't think of a more embarrassing scandal for the United States Senate since the McCarthy hearings," said Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn as then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the afternoon of Sept. 27, "and the question was asked, 'Have you no sense of decency?'"

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"Speaking at a swearing-in ceremony for Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House Monday evening, President Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family "on behalf of our nation" for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of "lies and deception" intent on derailing his confirmation.  "On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure," Trump began. "Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process. In our country, a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."

"Michael could develop into a potentially catastrophic event for the northeastern Gulf Coast," the National Weather Service office in Tallahassee, Florida, wrote in its area forecast discussion Monday afternoon. Michael could be the strongest hurricane to landfall along the stretch of Florida's Panhandle Gulf Coast in 12 years. 

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(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses committed in the present and the past,” Francis said in a message on Sept. 29.
“(The Church must be) saved from the attacks of the malign one, the great accuser and at the same time be made ever more aware of its guilt, its mistakes, and abuses committed in the present and the past,” Francis said in a message on Sept. 29.

"[U.S. Senator Susan Collins] bravely restored common sense, decency to the U.S. Senate today and led by example, and she had to stand up to a very angry, left-wing mob." — Sean Hannity
Commentary: Unfortunately, most democrats are so filled with hate and ugly pride that it is very doubtful they will learn anything.  vtb

Commentary: Well deserved lecture to our sick, biased, liberal news media.  vtb

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"He suggests that the key to perseverance in the Christian vocation is watchfulness, developing this idea into a major theme in De Tristitia Christi. Its antithesis, inattentiveness, is considered a major cause of the internal and external disintegration of the Christian community.  This is evidenced at two levels. Inattentiveness breeds negligence on the part of the shepherds and this, in turn, contributes to intimidation into silence and paralysis when faced with heterodoxy, ill-discipline or outright opposition."
Commentary: Satan is having a field day in the USA and other parts of the world.   vtb

Commentary: The devil has a hold on those who love the opinions of men, but ignore the Word of Almight God.  vtb 

"Frustratingly eager voters never got the chance to kick Obama out of school washrooms, because his time was up when he tried to get a third term through Hillary Clinton.  Impeachment?  It should be Barack Obama and not Donald Trump who should be impeached. Trump is a duly elected president, “Resistance” leader Obama, a legend in his own mind, only thinks he is.  There is something dangerously covert and creepy about Obama, who left plants behind in the Deep State, and is now hiding behind paid protesters to destabilize western society by bringing America down.  There was no dignity or decorum in a president who spent his time dissing America from abroad.  Nor is there any dignity or decorum in an all but hidden “Resistance” leader hiding behind the skirts of screeching feminists."

"So, is there any chance of reform? The best hope lies in an engaged, activist, and protesting Catholic laity. Sadly, in our conversations with some of our Catholic colleagues and friends, we have noticed what seems to us to be a growing resignation, indifference, or even apathy in the face of a steadily worsening Catholic crisis. What accounts for that?  After years, or rather decades, of news about clerical misconduct, are Catholics (or some of them) beginning to suffer scandal-fatigue? The outcome of this crisis lies, as it always has, entirely in the hands of Catholic lay persons."

""I witnessed Dr. Ford help McLean prepare for a potential polygraph exam," said Merrick. "Dr. Ford explained in detail what to expect, how polygraphs worked and helped McLean become familiar and less nervous about the exam." He added, "Dr. Ford was able to help because of her background in psychology."

“I’ve now received a committee staff briefing on the FBI’s supplement to Judge Kavanaugh’s background investigation file,” the Iowa GOP lawmaker said Thursday. “There’s nothing in it that we didn’t already know. These uncorroborated accusations have been unequivocally and repeatedly rejected by Judge Kavanaugh, and neither the Judiciary Committee nor the FBI could locate any third parties who can attest to any of the allegations."

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"Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice late Saturday, just hours after the Senate voted to confirm him to the nation's highest court after a rancorous confirmation battle.  Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in a private ceremony, accompanied by his wife and children. The ceremonial swearing in is expected to happen on Monday evening at the White House. It means that now-Justice Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases before the court on Tuesday.  The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh, mostly along party lines, after a weeklong FBI probe helped settle concerns among most wavering senators about the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination and led to a dramatic second hearing. Saturday’s roll call marked the tightest successful Supreme Court confirmation vote in over 100 years, closer than even that of Clarence Thomas who similarly faced sexual misconduct allegations."
Commentary: Justice finally comes in spite of the evil actions and talk from dysfunctional Democrats.  vtb

"Despite the media claiming the entire country is united against the policies of Donald Trump, the silent majority has spoken, revealing that the President's approval rating is almost at its highest level, and more than Obama's at this point in his Presidency."

McConnell says protesters managed what he couldn't: Fire up Republicans"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned and praised a “mob” of activists opposed to just-confirmed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, telling reporters they terrorized lawmakers while firing up the GOP base.  “We stood up for the presumption of innocence,” McConnell told reporters after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh by a vote of 50-48.  “We refused to be intimidated by the mob of people that came after Republican members at their homes and in the halls.”

"All the signs have been pointing to it for some time but now we can come out and say it. The Democrats have resigned as a national party, if that term is to have any logical meaning at all.  To be a national party, it is necessary to willingly and in good faith attempt to reach out to all Americans. The Democrats have shown an absolute refusal to do this, and don’t seem to care in the least about the inevitable repercussions that will surely befall them."

Lowest U.S.Unemployment Rate Since '69; Lowest Number of Unemployed Since 2000 "The unemployment rate for Hispanics, 4.5 percent, tied the record low set in July. For African-Americans, the unemployment rate in September was 6.0 percent, just a tenth of a point above the record low set in May.   And 70,656,000 women age 20+ were counted as employed in September, a record number for this group.  “Since the election, we have created over 4 million new jobs,” President Donald Trump told a rally in Minnesota Thursday night. “We've added nearly half a million new manufacturing jobs...and we have companies pouring into our country.”

NINE TIMES THE MEDIA PUSHED MISINFORMATION ABOUT KAVANAUGH"Establishment media outlets repeatedly bungled their coverage of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, spreading misinformation as a result.  Here are nine instances in which media outlets pushed misinformation about Kavanaugh."

"Not only are people finding work, but Americans are earning more. Compared to September of 2017, wages increased 2.8%, while the typical work week remained steady at 34.5 hours. While only 134,000 new jobs were created in September, the employment numbers for August were revised upward to 270,000. Thus, over the last year, an average of 201,000 new jobs were created each month."

"The old NAFTA agreement that created a “giant sucking sound” of manufacturing jobs out of the United States for decades has been replaced with the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. (Spoiler Alert: Reform Party candidate Ross Perot said the same thing in 1992 that POTUS Trump said about NAFTA in 2016)."

"Since President Donald Trump took office, federal employment has declined by 16,000."

"Cardinal Müller told LifeSiteNews he was “bound by Pontifical Secret,” but said that “the Pope’s approval is required for investigations” of a Cardinal. LifeSiteNews informed Müller that some news reports were suggesting he had completed the investigation, rather than the investigation having been interrupted and prevented from continuing.  LifeSiteNews asked the cardinal if he would at least go on the record to indicate that the investigation was stopped, rather than completed, and he agreed, “yes."

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Don’t be fooled by China"The communist regime has a much clearer game plan than we have in the West."




"Much of this will depend on Pope Francis, since he currently seems to be the Church’s biggest obstacle to tackling the sex abuse crisis head-on. He has repeatedly refused to confirm or deny allegations that he knowingly rehabilitated serial homosexual abuser Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and elevated him to a position of influence in the Vatican."

"Officials claim the documents do not support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s claims of attempted rape by Kavanaugh and his high school class mate Mark Judge 36 years ago."

"The Succession to the Crown Act 2013 allowed heirs to the throne to marry Catholics, among other changes. However, the law still stipulates that the acting British sovereign mustn’t be a Catholic. Catholics have been barred from the English throne since the Act of Settlement 1701."

"Some employees claim they will make less money after the wage increase."

"It won’t surprise some that the remarkably well-preserved book once accompanied the relics of a saint who was believed to be “incorrupt,” St. Cuthbert, who was once bishop of Lindesfarne.  The hermit monk’s body was found to be incorrupt over a decade after his passing in 687, in Northumbria, according to JSTOR. When word of this amazing fact spread, the faithful came to venerate the body and leave offerings at his tomb. One of those offerings, a Latin manuscript of the Gospel According to St. John, was slipped into his coffin sometime around 698."

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My guardian dear: Guardian angels in action - "Catholics are not required to give credence to these "beings of light," and you don't see many bumper stickers reading "Honk if you believe in angels." Yet these traditions are hardly new and not solely the province of the Judeo-Christian lexicon. Greeks, Celts, Armenians, and Japanese, among others, have their versions of spiritual guides assigned at birth. In the Bible there are hundreds of references, from the Garden of Eden to Jacob's Ladder to the Annunciation and the temptations of Christ. Moses was specifically promised a guardian angel by God."

"Back in 1889 Pope Leo XIII asked that a prayer to St. Joseph be added after the Rosary during the month of October.  He did this in his encyclical Quam pluries.    Recitation of the prayer “Ad te, beate Ioseph” can now obtain, under the usual conditions, a partial indulgence."

Youth Synod goes forward, seemingly headed on a wide and dangerous path -  "We have grave concerns that too many Synod organizers and gadflies with the ears of powerful officials are using it to advance their agenda to dilute Church teachings and, instead of calling young people to join the Church on the narrow path to Christ, are plotting to have the Church move to meet them on the secular world's easy, wide path."

"Padre Pio responded: “The day that people lose their horror for abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only a homicide but also a suicide. Shouldn’t we have the courage to manifest our faith before those who commit two crimes within one act?"

"All of this feels awkward. It touches some of our oldest training against criticizing Popes, bishops, and clergy.
In times like these, we need a Catherine Benincasa.  We know her as St. Catherine of Siena. Though renowned for her love, generosity, and humility, as well as her power to heal, console, and cast out demons, she was no shrinking violet. If she saw something in your soul that was unholy, you were going to hear about it, no matter who you were."

"Perhaps the best reflection of our experience that Sunday was considering those filling the pews at St. Francis de Sales. It was not a tiny group of elderly people who remember how beautiful Mass was back in the 1950s, but rather a very mixed demographic that included several young families, and there were 200 or more in attendance. The fact of the matter is, the Old Mass has become new again, rediscovered by a new generation who will appreciate it..."

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"WASHINGTON: The bitter trade dispute between China and the US is increasingly spilling into the military domain, with a risky incident in the South China Sea highlighting the dangers of souring relations."

"Poll finds steep rise in those ranking China the most threatening country to inter-Korean peace, while 91 per cent believe it does not want reunification."


"There are 63 metropolitan areas in the U.S. (out of 382 total) that saw their populations grow by 10 percent or more from 2010 through mid-2017, according to estimates compiled by the Census Bureau. That compares with an increase of 5.5 percent for the nation as a whole, and 6.5 percent for its metropolitan areas — which, just to be clear on what we’re talking about, are defined as “one or more counties that contain a city of 50,000 or more inhabitants, or contain a Census Bureau-defined urbanized area and have a total population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England).”

"By a two-to-one margin, American Catholics now give Francis negative marks for his handling of the sex abuse scandal."

"Mattis went on to say peace in Syria remains a priority despite Russian backlash at the United Nations.  “We are still in a tough fight, make no mistake about it as ISIS has collapsed inward, in their own way they have reinforced the center as they’ve been forced to what is now less than two-percent of their original territory that they held,” explained the defense secretary."

Baldisseri reproves Chaput, says abuse crisis won’t stop synod success -  "The secretary general of an upcoming synod of bishops said Monday he thinks the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church will not be a hindrance to the success of the meeting. He also criticized the recent decision of an American archbishop to publish a theologian’s critique of the synod’s working document."


"In a written declaration released Tuesday and obtained by Fox News, an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, directly contradicts her testimony under oath last week that she had never helped anyone prepare for a polygraph examination.  The former boyfriend, whose name was redacted in the declaration, also said Ford neither mentioned Kavanaugh nor mentioned she was a victim of sexual misconduct during the time they were dating from about 1992 to 1998. He said he saw Ford going to great lengths to help a woman he believed was her “life-long best friend” prepare for a potential polygraph test. He added that the woman had been interviewing for jobs with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office."

"As of this morning, Ms. Ford’s fairy tale has fallen completely apart.  It turns out that, not only is there no one out there who can verify a single shred of it, but there are people out there who have been able to completely debunk pretty much all of it.  It turns out that Ms. Ford is not just a fabricator, but, if what her former boyfriend attests to in a sworn statement supplied yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee, she may even be a bit of a pro at it..."

"Chuck Grassley writes in a new letter that Dr. Ford’s ex-boyfriend says that he personally witnessed Ford coaching someone on how to take a polygraph test. She testified under oath that she has “Never” given tips to someone on how to take a polygraph."

"Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court if the FBI finds no corroborating evidence to back up claims of sexual assault made against the nominee, according to a Monday poll.  Following Thursday’s testimonies from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, 60 percent of voters are in favor of confirming the judge to the nation’s highest court if no supporting evidence of sexual assault turns up, according to a Harvard University September 2018 Center for American Politics (CAPS) Harris Poll."

"The policy is meant to motivate the thousands of troops who have remained in uniform despite being unable to deploy to take the necessary steps to return to deployable status, officials have said. Troops can be placed on nondeployable status for a variety of reasons including medical conditions, fitness problems and administrative reasons. The vast majority of troops who cannot attain deployable status within one year will be selected for involuntary removal from the service by their commanders, according to the policy."

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"At a gathering sponsored by Concerned Women for America in a park next to the Russell Senate Building, hundreds of women and other supporters assembled to voice their solidarity with the embattled federal judge whom President Donald Trump nominated earlier this year to fill Anthony Kennedy's seat."

"September 21 column by Chaput that included a 1,300 word critique of the Instrumentem Laboris, the synod’s working document, sent to Chaput by a “respected North American theologian” and published anonymously in his article....In addition, the theologian claimed “there are other serious theological concerns, including: a false understanding of the conscience and its role in the moral life; a false dichotomy proposed between truth and freedom; false equivalence between dialogue with LGBT youth and ecumenical dialogue; and an insufficient treatment of the abuse scandal.”  

"Not only did Re, a long-time curial insider, voice disapproval for McCarrick’s appointment as Archbishop of Washington in 2000, but, according to Viganò, he allegedly also knew about sanctions imposed against the American prelate, and communicated those to certain curial officials, including Viganò himself."

He called himself a witness “of shocking facts,” and said he believed very grave harm could be avoided “only by divulging the truth.”

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"Kavanaugh let loose in his hearing appearance, abandoning much of his prepared remarks to blast the process as a "disgrace" and a "circus," and later sparring with Democratic senators. The hearing ended Thursday evening after eight hours worth of testimony from Ford and Kavanaugh...."I am innocent of this charge," he said repeatedly. Kavanaugh told senators he has "categorically and unequivocally" denied the allegations since they first aired.

He described the toll taken by those charges, especially others that emerged in recent days: "My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations."

Commentary:  There is no doubt that Ms. Ford is mixed up as to who actually assaulted her.  The evidence does not match up with her false testimony.  vtb


"For centuries, the archbishops of Constantinople could credibly claim to be the “Ecumenical Patriarch”. Their see was the “New Rome”, centre of the oikoumenē, the “inhabited world”. Today, their successor, Patriarch Bartholomew, looks beleaguered. The guards around his residence in the Phanar quarter of Istanbul reveal his threatened position in an increasingly Islamified Turkey. But now he seems poised to gain other powerful enemies, this time within the Orthodox Church itself, by unilaterally recognizing a Ukrainian Orthodox Church independent of Moscow."

"Marie Toone, the author of this guest article, spent over a decade working in both the high-end fashion and entertainment industries.  Through her work, she was in close, personal contact with famous singers, actors, athletes, and business leaders.  Over the past three years, Mrs. Toone (who lives in the UK) has spent weeks with the Hichborn family so she could tell her story to Michael Hichborn.  This article merely touches on an amazing life story that is both shocking and inspiring, tragic and hopeful.  Through the course of extensive interviews and pouring over photographs, Hichborn has found Mrs. Toone to be a highly credible witness to the events detailed below.  Specific names regarding celebrities have been omitted."


“The problem is simple. For the polygraph to be somewhat valid … it needs to be a single-issue test,” said Mauriello, who manages the Teaching Crime Laboratory at the University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, where he also lectures."

"According to the report, there were only two such questions and both related directly to her statement on the alleged assault.  The interviewer asked Ford whether “any part” of her statement was false or whether she made up any detail included in her initial report.  She answered “no” to both questions."
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“Let us not be caught unaware brothers and sisters, we are in a war and in this ongoing battle that we have against Satan and his forces, we the members of the Mystical Body of Christ – the Church – are experiencing a great attack. Let us seek every help that we can get,” Escano said.

Church Notes: A Mystical Perspective“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 your 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.”

---Pope Urban VIII (1623-1644)

"Here’s 12 quotes about humility by the saints that are sure to inspire you in your journey to holiness and help you ward off evil."

"Benjamin Leven, a German theologian and editor, relates in a new essay how, according to his Vatican sources, it was Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio who at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) promoted the attitude of a lenient approach toward priests who have committed crimes of sexual abuse. Coccopalmerio is also said to have put a word in for child abuser Don Mauro Inzoli. Pope Francis lifted sanctions from the defrocked Inzoli in 2014, returning his priestly faculties."

"Today, another great schism seems to be happening, and it, too, has an ideological cause that may be seen through an almost theological lens. The flash point is the internet, that planetary hive-mind. As such, the internet, also known as the World Wide Web, is making a bid, in its way, to be compared to all the other transcendent belief systems—sacred, profane, and in between—that we’ve seen in human history. And yet it, too, seems headed for a schism."

"Archbishop Vigano made specific allegations of corruption. Francis refuses to answer any of them. Francis is ducking responsibility. Francis has still not said a word about the Cardinal McCarrick affair.  He is stonewalling. This is not the behavior of a man who is interested in transparency and accountability when it comes to the predatory or otherwise."

"The silence of Pope Francis is dividing Catholics."

"The crisis of leadership in the Catholic Church is protracted, persistent, and global. It is already almost unbearably awful in its details, and has barely begun to be reported. What follows is neither reportage — except incidentally — nor analysis, strictly speaking — but commentary, and it is personal."

"Catholics believe in God but not in the Church’s leadership, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski acknowledged to his priests last week.  The clerical sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is a “crisis of leadership,” Wenski said in a September 18 homily, versus "a crisis of faith" or "mainly about a crisis of sexual abuse by clergy."  "Our people still do believe in God, but they don't believe in us," the archbishop said. "Of course they're supposed to believe in the Lord, not us. But if we are going to lead them - as bishops, as pastors and parish priests - they need to be able to trust us."

"Here is a link to a 10-minute on-camera Church Militant interview with Father Paul Kalchik, the Chicago priest who is now in hiding after being tossed from his parish by Cardinal Blase Cupich. Kalchik lost his position after presiding over the burning of a rainbow flag that had a cross stitched on it. In the early 1990s, the gay pastor of Resurrection parish hung it over the altar as a sign that the parish was gay-friendly. After Kalchik and fellow parishioners ritually disposed of the flag recently, the cardinal ordered him removed from the parish, and allegedly commanded him to go to St. Luke’s, a mental health treatment center best known for treating clerical pederasts."

"That’s what I feel is happening with clerical sex abuse, cover-ups, and homosexual harassment in Catholic seminaries. It’s happening right in front of us. But how many of us are doing anything about it?  Each day, it seems, we learn something new and appalling. It seems that the faction of cardinals who promoted, then elected Pope Francis, and the cardinals he named himself, are particularly awful...

"What did each color actually mean to the "gay pride" devotees?"

Hot pink = Sex
Red = Life
Orange = Healing
Yellow = Sunlight
Green = Nature
Turquoise = Magic/Art
Indigo = Serenity
Violet = Spirit

"The populist Sweden Democrats won so many votes in the country’s recent elections that they won more seats in local governments than they had candidates to fill them.  The popularity of the Sweden Democrats is due to their stance on Muslim migration. Sweden has been in crisis and on the verge of civil war since it has been inundated with Muslim migrants. No-go zones, many like war zones, have sprung up, even in a popular mall; Sharia patrols have appeared and crime has skyrocketed.  Despite the crisis, Sweden’s globalist politicians refuse to act responsibly toward its citizens, going so far, in fact, as to rebuke anti-migration Hungary for invoking Sweden as an example of failed mass migration policies."

"Ten people were shot (dead) by firearms and two burnt (to death)," the source said of the violence which took place late Thursday in Paqueue village which lies close to the Quirimbas tourist archipelago.  One of the shooting victims had also been beheaded and the attackers had burnt 55 houses, the source said.  Medics said another 14 people were wounded in the attack."

"It not even necessary to mention that Allah plays a central point in Islam and the life of Muslims in all Muslim nations. Muslims without a shred of evidence consider Allah to be the creator of all things in the universe. The Muslims’ God, Allah, occupies the most sanctified place in Islam. Knowing or understanding who or what Allah is, therefore, is critical to the understanding of Islam."

"Now, with the scheduled departure of Britain from the European Union, there is the possibility of a free trade agreement between the U.S. and the U.K., an opportunity that would immensely benefit our two nations.  Prior to this, we were not able to have true free trade with Britain precisely because it was a member of the EU. But after March 2019, when Britain is scheduled to make its departure, it will regain its freedom to make its own trade agreements."

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"It's a rare papal slight that receives a public airing — and this one was aimed directly at Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.  But Pope Francis' purported reproach of the region's top Catholic as too "right-wing" — as stated this weekend in a public letter penned by one of the pontiff's most vocal critics — offered more than just an unusual glimpse into the Vatican's dirty laundry."

"Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput publishes wide-ranging criticism of the Instrumentum Laboris for upcoming Youth Synod, says it comes close to heresies of naturalism, Lutheranism, and relativism."


"When tempted, invoke your Angel. 
He is more eager to help you than you are to be helped!  Ignore the devil and do not be afraid of him: he trembles and flees at the sight of your Guardian Angel." 
----St. John Bosco


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“There was the shadow outline of a man in my room, darker than the dark of my room. He was standing near my bed and he had red burning coals for eyes.  My  mind was frozen with terror, and without thinking the words came out of my mouth, “I know who you are!’ His dark arm pointed toward me and the sheets flew up around me and in an instant trussed me like a straight-jacket or a mummy;  I felt myself lifted above the bed —perhaps several feet? — and swung slowly sideways."

"But a time of more severe trials is also coming for the Church.  Cardinals will oppose Cardinals and Bishops will oppose Bishops.  Satan will enter into their very midst.  In Rome, also, will occur great changes.  What is rotten falls, and what falls must not be retained.  The Church will be obscured, and all the world will be thrown into great confusion."

“Aldi said he had been scared and often cried when adrift. Every time he saw a large ship, he said he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships had passed him, none of them stopped,” Fajar Firdaus, a diplomat, said, according to reports."

"A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis."

"I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone," Kavanaugh said. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter ... The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends."  "Through all these years that were in question, you were a virgin?" Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked.  That’s correct," Kavanaugh replied, adding that he did not have sex until "many years after" college.

"Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process with shady smears. There is no legitimate reason that these last-minute allegations can’t be summarily evaluated, and a Judiciary Committee vote taken this week.  Leftist law breaking, rule breaking, violence, and disruption have already marred the public Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. One can only imagine the disruptive show trial Leftists plan with Kavanaugh’s accusers. The Senate should shut this circus down and move the Kavanaugh confirmation to a timely vote."

"The report went onto detail some of what China has built in a short span of years on several of the atolls in and around the Spratly Islands: Long-range radar, electronic warfare systems, barracks, surface-to-air missile sites, command-and-control installations, and military-grade runways.  Scores of ships, including warships, surrounded Mischief Reef on the day of the flight mentioned in the above story. And what’s more, the Chinese aren’t finished: Construction is underway on other atolls."

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"Nevertheless, after the dark season of winter comes spring, and we pray that the difficulties of the present time will be surpassed by the victories to come. Trusting in our Lord Jesus Christ, we have full confidence that the light of the Holy Trinity will break through this present darkness revealing the full beauty of our beloved Church."

"Islam and Sharia continue to furtively creep into every aspect of American culture. And too few people are talking about it. Why? Because Americans have been conditioned by the liberal elites to be tolerant and compassionate, to embrace multiculturalism and respect each other’s beliefs, ideals and values. That’s wonderful in a utopian world, but the fact is, Islam doesn’t embrace any aspect of Western civilization — much less American culture."

"A secret agreement keeps Catholics in China and around the world in the dark about whatever compromises the Vatican has made.  Even worse, it also allows the Communist authorities to misrepresent the agreement to the Chinese faithful in whichever way they choose. They will surely use the borrowed authority of the Vatican to undermine the faith of believers in China in their own Church."

“Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford,” explained The Times.  “The calendar pages from June, July and August 1982, which were examined by The New York Times, show that Judge Kavanaugh was out of town much of the summer at the beach or away with his parents,” the newspaper continued.

"As Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lost all credibility, it was reasonable to assume there was a reason for all the stalling. Many believed that somewhere, somehow, leftists would find someone else to come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” 

"No witnesses will corroborate Ford’s story of flirting/fondling at the alleged high school party in question. In fact, the only witnesses to come forward so far are those contradicting everything Ms. Ford is alleging. The other boy said to be in the room at the time says it never happened. A female classmate of Ford’s has also indicated via her attorney she has no recollection of such a party ever taking place. (which is a nicer way of saying Ford is likely lying)."

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"The report most notably includes an interview with an abuse survivor from Argentina who says she was one of a group of victims who wrote to Francis shortly after his election, but never received a reply.  The woman, Julieta Añazco, says she was sexually abused by a priest when she was seven years old. She said that in 2013, shortly after Pope Francis was elected, she and 13 other victims wrote to him to describing what had happened.  They sent the letter by recorded delivery and, three weeks later, received a confirmation of receipt. However, they never received a reply."

"This is how Francis-church handles the explosive clergy sex abuse scandals: They employ gestapo tactics against a good and holy priest who also happens to be a sex abuse victim, both as a child and as a seminarian," Ms. Yore said in an email to me. "Is this the Francis-church of mercy? Rather, this is the action of a tyrannical and callous cardinal who is roundly disliked and scoffed at by Chicago archdiocesan priests for his bully stunts, like this one.  "Catholics are fed up with good and holy priests being persecuted by the hierarchy. Unfortunately, Cardinal Cupich just opened 'a rabbit hole.'"




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"But for critics loath to share any of the church’s authority with an authoritarian government, the deal marked a shameful retreat and the setting of a dangerous precedent for future relations with other countries."

"Despite the (6500) shortfall, Maj. Gen. Joe Calloway, the Army’s military personnel management director, said the 70,000 recruits who did enlist this year is the most the service has attracted since 2010. He said the Army chose to focus on taking in high-quality recruits instead of ensuring it met its goal with borderline applicants."

Commentary: Bono is not "hip" nor "cool."  He promoted abortion in Ireland, therefore his opinions and views mean nothing, and he is certainly not a true Christian.  vtb


"It begins by criticizing its “naturalist” understanding of modern sexual dysfunction: widespread promiscuity, online pornography, and the like. “The document laments only its ‘disfiguring the beauty and depth of effective sex life,’” he writes. “No mention is made about the disfigurement of the soul, its consequent spiritual blindness, and impact on the reception of the Gospel by one so wounded."


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Commentary: "The main reason some of the Catholic bishops hid these type sexual crimes is due to the fact that these bishops failed to follow the Word of Almighty God as revealed to St. Paul: 

"Them that sin (priests) REPROVE BEFORE ALL, (make public) that the rest also may have fear" (Timothy 5:17)  

However, many of the clergy are also neglecting God's Word in other areas, but since they are not against any civil laws, they continue to fail to preach these things as sins, and many bishops are among them.  If a bishop or priest does not clearly identify a sin, it may not be confessed.  For example, here are some sins rarely spoken of in today's Church:
 
Gossiping in church before, during, and immediately after Mass, dressing immodestly, using contraceptives, not keeping the Lord's Day holy and/or failing to come to Sunday Mass, using profanity, overeating (gluttony), watching pornography on the Internet or on T.V., watching TV shows and movies that approve of profanity and sexual immorality, refusing to honor your mother and/or father, lying to or cheating others, drunkenness, immoral sex, and failing to read and study the Holy Bible.  Not to be forgotten are those priests who act like comics at Mass and turn it into a "celebration" rather than a holy, spiritual experience.   vtb

"Our Lady of America: "...even should such destruction happen because there were not enough souls who took my warnings seriously, there will remain a remnant -- untouched by the chaos who, having been faithful in following me and spreading my warnings, will gradually inhabit the earth again with their dedicated and holy lives.  These will renew the earth in the power and Light of the Holy Spirit."



"On the morning of 20th September 1918, Saint Pio of Pietrelcina received the sacred Stigmata of Christ. He describes the incident thus: 'It all happened in a flash.'"

Commentary: Is it the work of the devil to attack our bishops or are the sins of our bishops being exposed by the Holy Spirit?  Is excusing their sins the way to heal the Church?  vtb





"St. John Bosco was a holy teacher who loved his students, and, by his love, many souls were saved. But not all the souls Don Bosco loved were receptive of that love. And this can be the hardest part of a teacher’s vocation."





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"... there are, arguably, far more traitors on American soil today than ever before in history. They are not traitors in the legal sense, and this is because treason is defined as giving aid and comfort to an enemy in time of war, and the U.S. is not currently in a declared war with any nation. Still, many Americans can be considered traitors in the looser sense of the term. They may not be providing aid to an official enemy, but they are engaged in a serious betrayal, nonetheless."




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"The Church was opening its windows to the firestorm of sexual liberation and now we can see the result. The crisis of faith and morals was inevitable and it will continue until the root cause is identified and addressed."

"According to him it is a heresy to place Christ the Teacher of Divine Truth in opposition to Christ the Good Shepherd.  Müller's words contradict Francis who claimed “clericalism” to be the root of the abuse crisis, implying that "clericalism" affects only homosexuals and pedophiles."




Commentary: Playing politics instead of being a spiritual leader has consequences, as does remaining silent when damaging accusations that cause scandal are made against you.  vtb

Commentary: Innocent until proven guilty also applies to our clergy.   vtb



Commentary: Still dangerous, although liberal Democrats remain blind to their threats.  vtb 




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Commentary:  As some of you are aware, there is much confusion as to what is actually the truth in regard to some of the views and statements by Pope Francis and others at the Vatican, so your prayers and discernment are required as you review them.   vtb





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Commentary: Again, as with some individuals at the Vatican (especially Pope Francis), some bishops are not always teaching correct Church Doctrine.  They also have a tendency to lean toward the opinions of the Left.  Therefore, your prayers and discernment are required.  vtb

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

"Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come DANGEROUS times.  Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an APPEARANCE indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof.  Now these AVOID."  2 Timothy 3:1-5


MANKIND'S DARKEST OR FINEST HOUR? 
 
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, (unwilling or unable to believe something) it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way (Hell)—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest (Church & political) authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil..."
---Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

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"It is a characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unaware of the tragedy.  Humanity in a crises is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.  Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because they have no standard outside of themselves by which to measure their times.  If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated?

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on, because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen." 

---Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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"The work of the devil will creep even into the Church in such a way that cardinals will be opposed to other cardinals, and bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me, will be despised and hindered by their brethren...the Church will be full of those who accept compromises."
---Our Lady of Akita





15 DRAMATIC EVENTS NEAR & AT THE END OF THE WORLD









“Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers… in the form of a religious deception which will be one of apostasy.”
― Catechism of the Catholic Church #675


"We are now in a cold one — the Cold Civil War of 2018. Never before, not during the protests over Viet Nam, not during the race riots, even the hippie-music-drug rebellion of the Sixties, has the United States (“one nation, indivisible”) been so divided. On both sides of the cultural and political aisles, the attitude is no longer compromise, in the tradition of Adams, Jefferson, of the Founding Fathers, but battles over every aspect of modern life, with the taking of no prisoners."

"Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness?"   
2 Corinthians 6:14


PROPHECY OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.  We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time."
----Pope John Paul II

"'As I was praying for Poland, I heard the words:' 'I bear a special love for Poland, and if she will be obedient to My will, I will exalt her in might and holiness. From her will come forth the spark that will prepare the world for My final coming.' (The Diary of St. Faustina, 1732)."

"Padre Pio told Father Amorth"Satan has been introduced into the bosom of the Church and he will within a very short time come to rule a false Church."  Amorth says that Padre Pio was "really tormentedby one issue that is "the great apostasy within the Church."





Commentary:  This does not mean that the current pope, (Pope Francis) is the Anti-Christ in disguise.  It appears to be very likely that because Francis has opened the door to a vastly more confused, liberal  Church where all kinds of divisions are taking place, he has set the stage for Satan's rule at some point in the future.   vtb

"The work of the devil will creep even into the Church in such a way that cardinals will be opposed to other cardinals, and bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me, will be despised and hindered by their brethren...the Church will be full of those who accept compromises."











"There are many who hate me and my  deeds, and who account my words as  sorrow and vanity, but instead, with affection and love, embrace the whore monger: the devil." 

"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why THE GREATEST DESTROYER OF LOVE AND PEACE IS ABORTION."  
---Mother Teresa

Commentary: When you give your approval to murder an unborn human being through an abortion (as those in the Democratic Party do), you are approving of using VIOLENCE to destroy a human life (Bill & Hillary Clinton were present at this prayer meeting and ignored what Mother Teresa said about abortion).  Therefore, they, and the vast majority of Democrats are greatly contributing to the climate of violence we are experiencing in the United States.  vtb


"Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom …  I call heaven and earth today to witness against you.  I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse"  
(Dt 30:15, 20).

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WHAT IS YOUR MISSION IN LIFE?

“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.

He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place,  while not intending it if I do but keep His commandments.

Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may  throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me. Still, He knows what He is about.”

---John Henry Newman

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A Must See Video!! - "We are living the Book of Revelation."


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"This the novel that Pope Francis  recommends -- as a warning.  A final attack occurs just as the last of the faithful, having taken vows to die in the name of faith, are singing the Tantum Ergo.  The last words of the novel: 'Then the world passed, and the  glory of it.' 

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"He who rebels against the Church is a rotten member, and what is done to His Vicar on earth, (the Pope) be it reverence or insult, is done to God in Heaven. Think not that God is sleeping over the injuries that have been done to His Spouse" (the Church)."
----ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

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The Secret of the Poor Souls in Purgatory - An interview with Maria Simma of Austria - "Since 1940 (she was then aged 25), a privileged soul, named  Maria Simma, has had regular visits from the souls in Purgatory to explain their sufferings and to ask for prayers and Masses to be released from Purgatory."

What does Our Lady say about Purgatory? "There are many souls in Purgatory. There are also persons who have been consecrated to God – some priests, some religious.  Pray for their intentions, at least the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be, seven times each, and the  Creed.  I recommend it to you. There is a  large number of souls who have been in Purgatory a long time because no one prays for them." 

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THE FALSE TEACHINGS OF THE WORLD VERSUS THE TRUTH

"Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, & the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world."
(Romans 1:25-32)


"O how good an sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things!  And therefore thou chastisest  them that err, by little and little; and  admonish them, and speakest  to them, concerning the things wherein they offend; that leaving their  wickedness, they may  believe in thee, O Lord

"Because they did works hateful to thee... 
merciless MURDERERS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN... (ABORTION).  Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them who in their life have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshiped.  For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error, holding those things for gods (material things) which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding
Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them... they suffered by those very things which they took for gods..." (the loss of material things).  (Wisdom 12:1-2,4-5,23-25,27)

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"Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican’s most senior liturgical official, has accused some senior Catholic prelates from rich countries of trying to dilute Christian morality by changing teaching on abortion, euthanasia and “other problematic family situations."

"When did Sunday go from being the Day of the Lord to an hour for the Lord…maybe…unless…you know….there is something more interesting or important in my life?"

Commentary: Notice that these insults and his immoral conduct were not brought to light or corrected by Francis.  vtb

Commentary: Pope Francis again fails to tell the truth.  The so-called "evil" is being done against Cardinal Burke, and not Cardinal Maradiaga as confirmed in the above related article.  For a Pope to defend those who  slander and attack people like Cardinal Burke in such a rude manner is disgraceful.  vtb








"His modesty and humility have made him a popular figure around the world. But inside the church, his reforms have infuriated conservatives and sparked a revolt."

Commentary: While I admire much of what Pope Francis says about spiritual things and many of his writings and works involving  compassion and mercy, I cannot give my approval to the divisions and confusion he is causing.  Therefore, within some of the  CONSERVATIVE NEWS REPORTS on this website that I have brought to the attention of the public and especially those within the Church, I have included some of the  scandal he has created, and continues to create, knowingly or unknowingly.  

However, also following God's Holy Will, he continues to remain in my daily prayers,  along with all the clergy and members of religious orders in the Church, so that it will  again become One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.   vtb


"Fr. Thomas Weinandy, a prolific author and highly accomplished theologian and member of the Vatican’s International Theological Commission sent a letter to Pope Francis on July 31, in which he expressed deep concerns about the present pontificate." 

Commentary: This priest speaks the truth, but will he be listened to by the many  spiritually lukewarm cardinals &  bishops, or other priests?  What Pope Francis has done, and continues to do, (as noted in Father  Weinandy's letter) is gravely sinful and this must also be addressed by the clergy.  vtb

"He basically gave God an ultimatum.  “If you want me to write something, you have to give me a clear sign... There was no longer any  doubt in my mind that Jesus wanted me to write something,” Weinandy said.  “I also think it significant that it was an Archbishop that  Jesus used.  I considered it an  apostolic mandate.”

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
 
"Because the Pope does not want to answer we do not know. We seem to remember that a Jesuit near him said that the reason was that the questions were ideological. Sorry, but it sounds a bit weak. The task of authority is to clarify their thinking: and thus making it evident..."

Commentary: Pope Francis should be "corrected" by most of cardinals and bishops so a unified front may be in place.  But we know that will never happen because Francis has a certain  fearful presence that prevents them from acting.  Therefore they remain cowards while the Church splits apart into an "to each his own" state.  vtb


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Commentary:  A much needed clear definition of accepting Almighty God's Holy Will concerning how He has created us, and not following the desire of Satan to have us  change our sexual identity and bring about an immoral state of existence that could cause us to lose our soul.  vtb






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Don't be afraid, she added, because whoever works for the sanctity of Marriage and the Family will always be fought against and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue. Then she concluded: ‘nevertheless, Our Lady has already crushed his head’.” -
---Sister Lucia of Fatima

SPIRITUAL CHALLENGE 

At Fatima, Our Lady asks: "Do you want to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings which He will send you, in an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and of supplication for the conversion of sinners?"  (Memoirs of Sister Lucia, I, 162).

DAILY MORNING PRAYER

My Lord Jesus, I offer you all my sufferings of this day, to be used in union with yours, for the good of my soul, the good of the Church, the conversion of sinners & of Russia, relief for the poor souls, & the favors I ask of you....


"Augustine says in his Rule: ‘Show mercy not only to yourselves, but also to him who, being in the higher position among you, is therefore in greater danger.’  But fraternal correction is a work of mercy.  Therefore even prelates ought to be corrected.” 
---St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II, II, q. 33, a. 4, Sed Contra."





“Every pain has its end and then life in freedom begins there where all of my children come – where everything is returned. My children, your battle is difficult. It will be even more difficult, but you follow my example. Pray for the strength of faith; trust in the love of the Heavenly Father. I am with you. I am manifesting myself to you. I am encouraging you. With immeasurable motherly love I am caressing your souls."

"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





MARY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN & EARTH, PRAY FOR US





"Montfort explains that in the days leading to the Antichrist, a powerful group will emerge from among the clergy which, through their  devotion to Mary, will be granted special powers to fight Satan..."


"Our Lady (said) that we are called to practice  (these things) during this “final battle” against  Satan. These are  devotion to: Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, the Holy Rosary, the Brown Scapular.  However it is of the greatest importance to note that the final apparition of  Fatima also directs us towards the intercession of St Joseph, whom Our Lord intimately associated with  Himself in his blessing of the world."


"BE NOT AFRAID"
John 6:20

"Of what should we be afraid? 
Our captain on this battlefield is Christ Jesus. 
We have discovered what we have to do. 
Christ has bound our enemies for us and weakened them that they cannot overcome us unless we so choose to let them.  
So we must fight courageously and mark ourselves  with the sign of the most Holy Cross." 
---St Catherine of Siena

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"Asking President Trump not to tweet would be like asking Teddy Roosevelt to carry a smaller stick. Or advising Abraham Lincoln that it’s more concise to just say “eighty-seven years ago.” President Trump will tweet until his final day in office, and he’d be a fool not to."








Commentary: It may not all be true, but there is a significant  amount of information and testimonies that provide ample evidence of the true character of Pope Francis.  vtb






"If one is called to be Catholic, one follows what the Church teaches; that is the correct understanding of conscience (as upheld also by Vatican II). And if one really cannot follow what the Church teaches, then one’s conscience requires that one leave the Church." 
---His Excellency, The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino.  Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin 






Commentary:  Within the news stories and commentaries on this website you will find many reasons why the Church has fallen so low in true spirituality. We are being strongly called to prayer and participating at Holy Mass as often as possible to strengthen our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We must go to Him.  This is how we will receive  His Peace, a Peace the world cannot give us.   vtb



"Young people are drawn to the Traditional Latin Mass by its “beauty," “sense of mystery” and “transcendence”, Archbishop Alexander K Sample has said.  Speaking during a Pontifical High Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, Archbishop Sample praised Pope Benedict XVI for the “great gift” of Summorum Pontificum – the document that allowed the traditional Mass to be more widely celebrated – and said the “reverence and sacredness” of the old Mass would enrich the Novus Ordo."


"According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell - In any case, it is surprising how well these sanctuaries are, in fact, aligned. 





"This grace-filled place has been attracting visitors from all over the world." 

"Nancy Foytik, a retired grandmother, was diagnosed with a dangerous cancer when she visited the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin, the only Church recognized apparition in the United States.  Foytik told Today (March 28) that the doctors expected her to die within two years.  At the shrine, Foytik “felt” a voice saying that she would be all right.  After the pilgrimage, a surgery was performed but found that the cancer had vanished. There is no medical explanation for this although spontaneous remissions of cancers are a known phenomenon."

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MR. B's JOURNAL 2 
 
Additional Special Commentaries & Studies dealing with Spirituality, US Politics, and World Affairs 

  
TOPICS  
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***Traditional Latin Mass versus Mass said in a Common Language
***A Controversial Pontiff - The war against Pope Francis
***What Did the Saints Say about Islam? 
***A Climate of Violence - Speech of Mother Teresa of Calcutta on abortion to the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, DC, February 3, 1994
***Demystifying the Pope Francis Enigma 
***"Openly Gay" but still a devout Catholic?
***Pope’s ferocity with Roman Curia straight out of Jesuit playbook
***Cardinal Müller: “I Will Never Oppose Pope Francis”
***African Americans must look inward & not outward for answers
***Trump disputes Gold Star widow's account of phone call
***Bishop Accuses: “Francis Is Tolerating Obvious Errors”
***"Satan is the Father of Lies and arrogant US Democrats and most members of the media are some of his most devoted children"
***It’s Already Too Late To Stop North Korea From Becoming A Nuclear Power
***Interpreting Scripture - Whose Authority Is Valid?

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“Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future.  And believe, once more, in America.”
---President Donald J. Trump



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"Comment by SCL: Kim Clement, a highly respected minister with a prophetic ministry and who died recently, appears to have given a prophecy in 2007 and later, about Donald Trump becoming President for two terms.  Everything about what Clement is quoted as saying agrees with what I have felt during this same time-frame about what God is about to do – pouring out spiritual, political, and financial blessings upon America not just for America, but for the whole world.  I believe we are entering into the final days (”The Final Countdown”) in which we will see God’s  merciful and loving fulfillment of Luke 14:23 – the final, compelling, in-gathering of souls around the world lasting for the next several decades – before Jesus comes for His church."


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"Judge Kavanaugh ruled in favor of Priests for Life, concluding that the Obamacare contraceptive-mandate accommodation violated their religious liberty — another conservative legal ruling that for social conservatives should only build confidence in his judicial philosophy.  Judge Kavanaugh dissented from a court-of-appeals decision upholding Obamacare. 

He called the individual mandate “unprecedented on the federal level in American history” and said that upholding it would “usher in a significant expansion of congressional authority with no obvious principled limit.” He also explained that “no court to reach the merits has accepted the Government’s Taxing clause argument” and that the taxing clause “has not traditionally authorized a legal prohibition or mandate.”

"You are indeed, that white Bishop who will be martyred by the world, your suffering perhaps is not seen by all, but it’s known it’s there… The Church will become small you once prophesied, giving echo to many prophecies from our dear Patriarchs, Saints, Martyrs and Popes… the Church is becoming small as the anti-church grows and grows.  From your hometown Germany they are attacking your legacy and the prophecies, puppets of the false prophet: Judas clothed as Peter: Francis… Germany is the assistant of the Antichrist’s assistant, despite that, you are taking your time, to let them know who’s boss.  

God is boss, our Lord Jesus did not came down from the Cross like they wanted Him to do, you will be known as Benedict the brave, you know this is the only way to go back to Divine Grace and let the smoke of Satan out forever, the chaff must be separated from the wheat and this is the only way."

Commentary:  The writer has chosen to use strong words in describing Pope Francis - perhaps too strong, but then this may be the only way to wake him up, as well as the cardinals and bishops who are not challenging his personal "doctrines."  vtb


"Giotto brings out all these aspects of the story and more, with an obvious understanding of and sympathy with the biblical story and the Church’s faith. This is what an artistic genius can do; this is what a great Catholic painter does"


"If anyone saith that faith alone is a sufficient preparation for receiving the Sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist; let him be anathema." 
--- Council of Trent, Session XIII, Canon XI.

"Unlike the Second Vatican Council which was only a "pastoral council", the Council of Trent is a Council with infallible dogmatic authority. Therefore, the German inter-communion bishops are patently heretics and apostates."

"Below is the full text of Scott Pruitt's letter to President Trump resigning as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, effective (July 6. 2018).

"Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.  That is why is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. 

It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.  My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to."
 
Your Faithful Friend,
Scott Pruitt

Commentary: This letter shows what true patriotism really is, unlike the murderous  Democrats who approve of killing unborn human beings, are sore losers, and have no real love for their country.  vtb

"A political-science journal that published an oft-cited study claiming conservatives were more likely to show traits associated with “psychoticism” now says it got it wrong. Very wrong.  The American Journal of Political Science published a correction this year saying that the 2012 paper has “an error” — and that liberal political beliefs, not conservative ones, are actually linked to psychoticism."

Commentary: Proving something  conservatives knew all along.  vtb


"There are a number of things about this story that are deeply disturbing.  First and foremost is that an abuse was committed against Our Lord at the hands of a pro-abortion feminist who took it upon herself to perform the sacred duties of a priest who has been specifically consecrated to perform such duties.   And Madigan handled the sacred body of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament with the blood of the innocent on her hands. She was the minister responsible for leading the charge to legalize abortion in Ireland. She co-ordinated Fine Gael's “Yes” campaign in the lead up to the recent referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment.   Madigan described the previous ban on abortion as “barbaric,” according to the Irish Herald report.  She also “questioned people who felt it wasn't possible to be a member of the Catholic Church and back repeal.”

"Like the mythical figure Narcissus, people risk becoming infected by a “contagious spiritual virus” that turns them into “mirrored men and women who only see themselves and nothing else,” the Pope said.


"John Ramirez says that he was raised in a family that was heavily into witchcraft and he had even been referred to by some friends as 'Lucifer's son' because of his participation in satanic rituals that involved animal sacrifice.  After becoming a high priest in a religion called Palo Mayombe, Ramirez soon met a girl who invited her to church and introduced him to her Christian parents.  Ramirez started attending the family's church and he eventually turned to Christ during a service. However, he came under numerous spiritual attacks shortly after renouncing witchcraft."  

"A 1952 federal law -- the Immigration and Nationality Act, passed in the midst of a Cold War fear over Communist influence -- historically gives the chief executive broad authority.  It reads in part: "Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may, may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.... "This is not about religion -- this is about terror and keeping our country safe," the president said on Jan. 29, 2017.

Commentary: This decision confirms a President's right according to our laws to do what he believes necessary to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.  vtb


Trump defends Christianity, tells all, exposes end times. 




"In an exclusive interview with Reuters obtained by Breitbart News Wednesday, Pope Francis refused to take a position on the current immigration debates taking place in the United States, but insisted that they pre-date Donald Trump.  The pope said that he stood behind the U.S. bishops but did not have a personal opinion on the matter. “Not to wash my hands,” he said, “but because I don’t know the situation there very well."


"If we truly understand and know what to look for in the Mass, we will participate with the deepest love for its eternal beauty."

"And, despite having witnessed evil and his interactions with demons, he says he's not particularly worried that they'll come after the psychiatrist himself; he's bolstered by his faith and the faith of others.  "I have a lot of people praying for me," he says.  "I'm not seeing the devil everywhere," he explains, adding: "I always tell people it's an equal mistake to see the devil everywhere as to deny the devil exists."

"The following are excerpts from the final book written by the late Father Gabriele Amorth, who died September 16 at the age of 91. Father Amorth had served as official exorcist for the Diocese of Rome. Thanks to Sophia Institute Press for permitting me to publish these excerpts in my column."



"Ku Klux Klan,  A terrorist group murdering Republican Blacks and Whites was started by Democrats.  The Republican party was filled with African-Americans.  Democrats, therefore, turned to murder and violence. The KKK’s declared purpose was to break down the Republican government and to pave the way for Democrats to regain control in the elections. Since the Klan was targeted against Republicans in general it did not limit its fallen simply to black Republicans.  The Democrats called Republicans “radicals” because the Republican Party was bi-racial and allowed blacks to vote and participate in the political process thus making them “radical.” This podcast teaches you the forgotten truth about black history...."

"This 13 volume set of congressional investigations from 1872 conclusively and irrefutably documents that fact. Among the many pieces of evidence this was the 1871 appearance before Congress of leading South Carolina Democrat E.W. Cibeles who testified, “The Ku Klux Klan belongs to our party, the Democratic Party.”

Commentary:  This ugly part of U.S. history is being presented here because today's democrats (and their allies in the biased Left-Wing press) are essentially giving the same treatment  (without the murders or extreme violence, ALTHOUGH THEY APPROVE OF MURDERING UNBORN HUMAN BEINGS) directed at President Trump and his supporters, but as they did then, continue to deny it or excuse it.

There is a lot of debate (some true statements and some false) about this subject through Internet postings, as democrats contend that they did not start the KKK.  However, there is ample proof in the above 13 volume set that contradicts  their arguments.  But with some additional study, you can decide for yourself.   vtb


"The child in the photo had not been separated from her mother.  Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, the young girl’s father, said he recognized his daughter in the photo and worried that she had been separated from her mother. But after contacting officials, Varela learned that his daughter and wife had not been separated and were, in fact, being held together in a McAllen, Texas family detention center."

"The latest Gallup poll puts Trump's job approval at 45%. That's the highest it's been since he took office, and it's up from 37% at the start of the year. Although you'd barely know it from the press Trump gets, his approval number has been on a slow but relatively steady rise all year.  Not only that, but Trump's approval in this poll is now equal to Obama's at the same point in Obama's presidency. Gallup had Obama at 45% approval by late June 2010."


"The Rasmussen poll shows that Americans don’t blame the Trump administration for the approximately 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents.  54 percent of likely voters polled by Rasmussen said that they think the parents are more to blame for breaking the law."

"Cardinal Raymond Burke has commented on Pope Francis’ claim that he heard about the Dubia “from the newspaper."  “The late Cardinal Carlo Caffarra personally delivered the letter containing the Dubia to the Papal Residence, and at the same time to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, on September 19, 2016, as he also delivered subsequent correspondence of the four Cardinals regarding the Dubia," Burke told lifesitenews.com (June 21).  He added, “During the entire time since the presentation of the Dubia, there has never been a question about the fact that they were presented to the Holy Father, according to the practice of the Church and with full respect for his office.”

"I admit that last Friday's Supreme Court of Canada TWU decision really hurts. It is a game-changer. I don't think most Canadians realize just how profound an impact it will likely have on our most fundamental freedoms.  At the risk of oversimplifying it, a majority of the highest judges of our land broke the highest law of our land (the constitution) to chart their preferred moral course for the nation. Although the law was not on their side, they simply decided to press on with their agenda. And, humanly speaking, nothing can be done to stop them. Our legal and political systems will entrench this decision as the new standard."

Commentary:  Canada's liberal, godless judges are corrupting that nation.  However, many good Canadians remain faithful to Bible teachings.  vtb


"ROME - Following an investigation by the Archdiocese of New York, allegations of sexual abuse against retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. have been deemed “credible and substantiated.”

"A delegation had gone to Rome sometime before 2000, to caution Vatican officials against the rumored appointment of then-Archbishop McCarrick as Cardinal-archbishop of Washington. Their advice was ignored. In 2003, as the rumor mill churned, I heard that a bold American bishop had confronted the cardinal, urging him to resign in order to avoid a scandal. Again the plea was dismissed.  Now that the story has finally surfaced, Dreher wants to know: “Why were so many bishops willing to run cover for Ted McCarrick all these years?” 


"The hospital wanted to let Alfie die because tests indicated that his brain was physically deteriorating and his senses were not functioning.  What troubled many about the case was the fact that the courts refused to let the parents seek treatment for Alfie at other hospitals, and the U.K. bishops offered a lukewarm response to the parents' pleas."


Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, one of the four Dubia Cardinals, clarified on onepeterfive  (June 20) that the Dubia were published only two months after they were send to Francis,  “It is very clear that we wrote directly to the Pope and at the same time to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith."  Brandmüller adds, "What should be left that is unclear here?” implying that Francis is not saying the truth.  Edward Pentin speaks unconvincingly about a “memory lapse”.  For Phil Lawler, Francis' statement shows that he is either not reading his mail, "or we have a more serious problem."

"Francis has not yet responded to the original five-question dubia, signed by Cardinal Burke, along with Cardinal Walter Brandmüller and recently deceased Cardinals Joachim Meisner and Carlo Caffarra. The cardinals sought to ascertain, among other matters, whether previous Church teaching forbidding civilly “remarried” divorcees engaging in sexual relations to receive the sacraments remained in force."

"President Donald Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for his own administration’s policy of detaining and housing illegal immigrant children from Central America, in a cabinet meeting Thursday."

"Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating families that arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults. The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration. Personal accounts from immigration lawyers tell a tale of Obama being equally concerned about unaccompanied minors traveling to the border and wanting to create a deterrent."

Commentary: The hypocrisy of the democrats and the news media is clearly  shown in these photos.  vtb

"According to him there are members of Church hierarchy who promote relativism, Protestantism and "another Church". They use their power to oppress the faithful, to forbid the Old Latin Mass.  The bishop noticed that this group dislikes the Catechism and because the unity in the Faith has been lost, the bishops are divided and this division is visible in public."

Commentary: A small voice challenging the many political men who seek to instill division and confusion in the Church so they can realize a vastly more liberal Church. vtb


OPINION: Cardinal Burke’s View On Migration 
 

"Cardinal Raymond Burke has clarified that hospitality for people in need does not mean that a host nation has the duty to accept indiscriminately anyone who arrives at its borders.  Talking on EWTN (June 19) he added that it is necessary to distinguish whether immigrants are refugees or coming for their own advancement. The latter cannot happen at the expense of the host nation.  As an example he mentioned Italy, a country that has been receiving immigrates in numbers far beyond what this state can handle."


"In the House, GOP leaders scrambled Tuesday to produce a revised version of the broader immigration bill that would keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.  The major change unveiled Tuesday would loosen rules that now limit the amount of time minors can be held to 20 days, according to a GOP source familiar with the measure. Instead, the children could be detained indefinitely with their parents.  The revision would also give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to use $7 billion in border technology funding to pay for family detention centers, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the matter by name and commented only on condition of anonymity."

“Sessions is talking to congressional members and is hoping for a legislative fix. The AG wants an immigration policy that is just, fair and enforceable. They talked about making sure that these really are the parents of these kids,” Perkins said.  He continued, “They are looking at how to use DNA tests in the field to verify they are parents and not traffickers. The reality is if American parents put their kids through what these immigrant parents have done to their kids — they would be charged with child abuse.”

"President Donald Trump directed the US Trade Representative's office to draw up a list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to subject to an additional 10% tariff.  Trump said that the new tariff would go into effect if the Chinese government did not lower recently announced tariffs on US goods and failed to address the theft of US intellectual property by Chinese companies.  The latest round of tariffs would almost definitely put the US into all-out trade war against China."

Commentary: Countries like China, (which includes Canada, Mexico and some European countries), remain friendly as long as they are able to cheat us with high tariffs on goods we ship to their country that bring in far more money than our tariffs bring in on the goods they ship to our country.  However, with the exception of some business men their citizens are not to blame, it is their narrow minded, selfish leaders that are the cause.  However, we are blessed with a good leader in President Trump who knows how to handle their greed.  vtb

"Haley calls global body 'a cesspool of political bias'; announces US departure after protracted criticism of its obsessive focus on Israel; US official says move is 'immediate.'"

"If this were solely a German problem, then perhaps it would be easier to contain. Yet it also extends to Sweden, which is dealing with a surge in crime in areas with high concentrations of immigrants.  One recent study in Sweden showed that more than 75 percent (at a minimum) of those claiming to be children were actually adults. Austria, Italy, and other countries in Europe face similar challenges."


"This inspiring and revealing article on the secret life of the Mother of Jesus was compiled by Mr. Joseph Costa from the writings of the Italian mystic, Maria Valtorta (1897-1961)."








"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."  (GALATIANS 6, 7)

"One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight to be at his service. The narcissist shapes the world around himself and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of personality. His admirers become his co-dependents... 

Narcissists are often callous and even ruthless. As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month. A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in Hawaii, and who has raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign (something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent to power. A narcissist cares for no one but himself."



Commentary: Can there be anything special about an atheist who only believed in his own intelligence rather than the infinite intelligence of Almighty God?  May the God he failed to trust in, have mercy on his soul.   vtb

"The fool said in his heart: There is no God."
[Psalms 52:1]

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsels."  [Proverbs 12:15]

“Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.”
"His first wife, Jane, whom he married in 1965 and divorced in 1990, was a devout Christian. It is clear they were never on the same page about religious matters, and this was perhaps one of the reasons why the two decided to go their separate ways."

"In his later years, Hawking repeatedly warned about the dangers of humankind meeting alien civilizations. In his 2010 documentary series Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, he suggested that alien civilizations sufficiently advanced to visit Earth may be hostile.  “Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they could reach,” he said. “Who knows what the limits would be?” And in the 2016 documentary Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, Hawking reiterated his views: “Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn’t turn out so well.”



"Cardinal Kasper admits that in German dioceses “there already is a widespread practice of non-catholic spouses, who consider themselves serious Christians, stepping up to [receive] Communion, without any bishops, who after all know of this practice, thus far voicing concerns.  He announced to the Allgemeine Zeitung (June 11, 2018) that he is not going to accept the decision and will continue giving Holy Communion to Protestants."

Commentary: Pope Francis must accept the blame for this act of disobedience since he left it up to the German Bishops to decide this issue.  Although he spelled out that it must a overwhelming majority vote, Francis opened the door to these bishop's opinions rather than fulfilling the duty of his Holy Office and deciding this issue himself.  vtb

"Addressing thousands of pilgrims in St Peter's Square, he said the Roman Catholic Church could not keep quiet about the truth. He said it regarded homosexual acts to be against natural law.  Correspondents say his remarks will anger gay activists. They were hoping the Gay Pride march, attended by an estimated 70,000 people, would help improve relations with the Church."

Commentary: This homosexual "pride" parade is another result of his approval for immoral homosexual lifestyles that Francis has expressed a number of times since he became pope.  For this scandal as well as others resulting from his confusing statements he must bear a great share of the responsibility.  vtb

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'The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missile launches have stooped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!' he tweeted.


“By failing to create clarity, great confusion is created among the faithful and the unity of the Church is endangered,” he said.  “Observing that the bishops and, above all, the Successor of Peter fail to maintain and transmit faithfully and in unity the deposit of faith contained in Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture, I cannot help but think of Article 675 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church,” he wrote.  That article of the Catechism, which he quoted in full, warns of a trial that will “shake the faith of many believers.” It prophesies a persecution that will “unveil the ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth.”  Cardinal Eijk warned publicly last year that by failing to clarify Church teaching over divorce and remarriage, Pope Francis was 'fracturing' the Church."

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"DID YOU KNOW That our economy is booming? Six months after President Trump signed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law, business investments are strong, wages are growing, consumer confidence is soaring, and unemployment is dropping.  And you don’t have to take our word for it. See the proof right here."

"Bishop Tobin cautioned Catholics about pride month events – which are often marked by exceedingly lewd dress and behavior, including public sex acts, with children frequently present and exposed to sordid displays. His tweet specifically referenced the events related to pride month and pointed out, as the Catholic Church teaches, the immorality of an active homosexual lifestyle.  “Catholics should be very wary of events in the June LGBTQ month,” Bishop Tobin stated. “It’s not a fun-filled, family-friendly celebration of respect. It promotes a lifestyle and agenda that, in the extreme, is morally offensive...“I believe the dignity of their title of ‘Children of God,’ as Martin puts it, is not on display for all to see. I do not see Jesus being lifted up at pride,” he said. “I do not see God being glorified at pride. I see men and sexuality and sexual behaviors and pride being glorified. I see ‘Do as thou will’ being glorified.'”

Commentary:  Father James Martin is a disgrace to the priesthood and the Vatican is creating scandal by approving of his immoral statements.  vtb











"Court says state panel violated baker's religious rights.  Ruling was 7-2, with 2 liberals joining 5 conservatives (Adds details on 2012 incident that triggered the case, Kennedy quote)."

"While the researchers admit that these findings are not definitively conclusive, they note that it is difficult to understand the practice fully with only one other example to compare it to."

"May God not let it come to pass that your brethren shall come to look in that face and identify the visage of Satan thereupon.

"The time has come to examine some of that evidence,” said Eberstadt.  Eight female scholars presented research on birth control, infertility, the hook-up culture, sexually transmitted diseases, pornography, surrogacy, and sex trafficking."

"As someone who has worked with the Chinese Catholics for decades, I wanted to find out what these officials thought the Church would gain from inking an agreement with the Chinese Communist Party.  I also wanted to let them know that, in my opinion, such an agreement would be seen by Chinese believers as nothing short of a rank betrayal."

"The Sioux, especially Chief Sitting Bull, greatly admired the “black-robes,” as they called the missionaries. Father De Smet was so loved he was able to walk into an entire camp of five thousand unarmed and be greeted with welcome arms. Father De Smet first met Sitting Bull in 1848, when he was 17 and De Smet was 47. Bishop Thomas O’Gorman records in 1904:"

"Ireland’s rejection of Divine and Natural Law, and historic civil and criminal law, respecting the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life in the womb, was the culmination in a series of incremental betrayals, over a period of forty-six years, which secularized the Irish State and Irish society.  A chronology of these events is presented below."

"The good times for illegals is over – get ready to pack your bags,” he said, but added that the newly sworn-in government would not “take a hard line on immigration but one of common sense.”

"This inspiring and revealing article on the secret life of the Mother of Jesus was compiled by Mr. Joseph Costa from the writings of the Italian mystic, Maria Valtorta (1897-1961)."

"Two of Bayer’s best-selling pesticides, Imidacloprid and Clothianidin, are known to get into pollen and nectar, and can damage beneficial insects such as bees."

"Food truly is the best medicine if you’re trying to maintain a healthy heart and blood vessels. Research shows that certain foods are better than others. Here are some of the best foods to eat to maintain or improve your heart health."


"Pope Francis’ is a disturbing film, not solely for its exaltation of Francis and his politics but more so for having been planned from the beginning of his ascent to office.  Jorge Bergoglio found his Leni Riefenstahl in Wim Wenders.  I went to see Wenders’ “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” expecting hagiography. What I watched came closer to pornography. It was the pornography of blatant propaganda, that notorious key to “the heart of the broad masses.” Lust for dominance is airbrushed into a semblance of piety; avarice for celebrity is lighted and staged to look like humility."
 




"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."  (GALATIANS 6, 7)


"Padre Pio responded: “The day that people lose their horror for abortion will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only a homicide but also a suicide. Shouldn’t we have the courage to manifest our faith before those who commit two crimes within one act?”  “Suicide?” asked Father Pellegrino.  “The suicide of the human race will be understood by those who will see the earth populated by the elderly and depopulated of children: burnt as a desert,” Padre Pio replied."

Commentary: Pope Francis involves himself in the internal affairs of many countries. For the United States, it is basically immigration and the environment. So why was he so silent concerning the abortion amendment in Ireland? Was it because the polls showed the voters would approve abortion on demand and therefore it would not be popular to go against the majority? Whatever the reason, it was a very cowardly and selfish act on the part of the so-called leader of the Catholic Church.   vtb

“I think the church has decided to take something of a back seat because they feel it’s better left to the laity,” said Mary Kenny, an Irish journalist and a founding member of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement, as well as author of Goodbye to Catholic Ireland...“Priests and bishops get verbal abuse by being told, ‘How can you speak for women? You don’t know what it’s like!’  “But when there are intelligent, articulate and attractive young women—who are also mothers, as it happens, like Maria Steen [a prominent anti-abortion campaigner]—making the case, nobody can level that criticism.  “There are some terrific young women in the pro-life movement, and it’s good to see their visibility,” she added. “The church has stated its position on human life, but it’s right that it should maintain a certain detachment from legislation….

Commentary: What poor excuses!  If your a bishop or priest and you are afraid of criticism, you do not belong in the priesthood.  The laity need to be lead, not followed, but in the decaying Church in Ireland, as with many other countries, the voice of immorality rules.  vtb

"BOOK: Sanctify Your Daily Life, by Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, who is the described as John Paul II's mentor.  Much of it has to do with transforming work into a source of strength, holiness -- and joy.  In his book the cardinal discusses: how to avoid burnout -- at home or the office. How to pray at work, instead of merely laboring. How a job can reveal hidden character flaws (and help you overcome them). How we can develop inner peace, even amidst the din of phones and machines and kids."


"Lee's song has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America."


"Obama has once again repeated his claim that his administration was scandal free.  So, off the top of my head… Benghazi, IRS targeting, passing Obamacare based on the ‘ignorance of the American people, Hillary’s email server, ‘lost & found’ DOJ and IRS communications, YouTube video, OPM data breach, ‘you can keep your doctor,’ Susan Rice lies, Veterans Affairs deaths, Solyndra, secret cash to Iran, wiretapping AP reporters, James Rosen, Hezbollah cocaine shipments, FBI spying on Trump, Trump tower wiretaps, Biden groping everyone’s kids, Loretta Lynch Tarmac Meeting, ‘Matter’ vs ‘investigation,’ Hillary allowed to dodge charges, Pigford, Syrian Red Line, Arab Spring, Handling of the “JV Team,” Churchill Bust, illegal war in Libya, Clock Boy, ‘acted stupidly,’ and trading Taliban terrorists for Bowe Bergdahl."


"Each year, Mexico’s drug cartels move $64,000,000,000.00 (billion) in heroin, meth, ecstasy, MJ and dozens of other drugs across the 1,952-mile border with the United States...Cartels send $64B in drugs into US annually.  In other words, millions of Americans pay hard cash to the tune of $64 billion each year to get high by various methods.  Year after year after year!...As Mark Twain said, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Vote the Pelosi’s out along with anyone who has served more than 10 years, and build the Wall!"


"Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!"

"Progressive thinking, because it attempts to impose an extreme vision of society on a public that resists its measures, is by its very nature authoritarian, antidemocratic, and elitist.  Liberalism is not the "party of the people," as it has long claimed to be: it is, rather, a despotic philosophy that because of its intention of imposing "advanced" thinking on the masses can govern only through deceit and force."

"Homosexuals should not be accepted as seminarians because their “deeply rooted” tendencies and the practice of homosexual acts “can compromise the life of the seminary” and also the life of the young man himself, Francis explained.  Last week Francis told a Chilean homosexual that God created and loves him as a homosexual.  Francis is known for speaking in contradictions which is a characteristic of a confused mind."

Commentary:  Perhaps our prayers are having an impact on Pope Francis.  Is he really changing?  Difficult to tell due to his confusing statements.  We can only hope for the best.  vtb

"WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2018 – “Non-religious ‘spiritualism’ is the new paganism,” Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann told the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this morning.  Naumann, the incoming chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee, said our culture is “experiencing a crisis of faith that leads to denial of truth.”  He listed as major problems today school shootings, international tensions and conflicts, and the fact that “one third of American children are being raised in homes without their biological fathers.”

"It follows ongoing confusion within the church about what scope "Amoris Laetitia" allows concerning Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics whose previous marriage was not annulled.  Some bishops' conferences, such as those of Germany and Malta, have interpreted the papal exhortation liberally, while others insist that Church teaching and practice remains unchanged and unchangeable.  Pope Francis has declined to issue a clarification on the contentious points of the document and has effectively ignored a dubia, or list of questions, submitted in 2016 by four cardinals, two of whom are now deceased."


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"HOBBS, N.M. - Some are calling it a miracle. People are coming from all over to visit a Hobbs church after hearing its Our Lady of Guadalupe statue started to cry during mass Sunday.  "It is a miracle, nothing short of a miracle,” said Paul Campos, who attends Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church."

"These days, we are seeing some of the conservative cardinals getting stronger in their resistance against the progressivist agenda as it is being promoted within the Catholic Church. Just a few days ago, Cardinal Gerhard Müller called the concept of “homophobia” an “instrument of totalitarian dominance”; Cardinal Walter Brandmüller just called those who insist upon female priests “heretics” who are “excommunicated.” (We will have a report on this statement later today.)  And now comes Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. In his homily yesterday, Pentecost Sunday, he discussed the issue of the ordination of viri probati (so-called morally proven married men), warned against it and called it a “breach with the Apostolic Tradition.”


Commentary: Hope this satisfies some Catholics who object to other Catholics who bring out the misguided opinions Pope Francis has from time to time.   vtb

"WASHINGTON – The Senate easily approved extensive reforms to the Depart.  of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday, extending benefits to more veteran caregivers, averting a funding crisis and increasing veterans’ access to private-sector health care."

"Research suggests microwaving food causes a chemical reaction that destroys essential nutrients, leading some to assert that this method of heating is one of the worst ways to prepare meals.  Natural News previously reported that, not only does microwaving obliterate important vitamins and plant-based (phyto) nutrients, but it molecularly deconstructs food. The result is a meal full of empty calories, free from fiber and nutrition.  Vitamins and phytonutrients are very delicate molecules that can be easily destroyed by heat, which explains why raw foods are thought to be much more nutritious. Studies show that microwaving food removes as much as 98 percent of the cancer-fighting properties of broccoli."


"Spadaro is a close papal collaborator and often called the pope's "mouthpiece." Figueroa, a Presbyterian pastor, runs Argentina's edition of the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.   Spadaro and Figueroa's dismissal of the attacks on religious liberty in the U.S. "sounds willfully ignorant," Chaput wrote. "It also ignores the fact that America’s culture wars weren’t wanted, and weren’t started, by people faithful to constant Christian belief."   The article was "an exercise in dumbing down and inadequately presenting the nature of Catholic/evangelical cooperation on religious freedom and other key issues," Chaput wrote."


"Rather than a fair, limited and impartial investigation, the Mueller investigation became a partisan, open-ended inquisition that, by its precedent, is a threat to all those who ever want to participate in a national campaign or an administration again..."

"As part of the deal, China reportedly offered to remove tariffs that impact billions of dollars in U.S. farm products, though one of the WSJ’s sources said “the White House was meticulous in affirming that the case is a law enforcement matter and not a bargaining chip in negotiations.”  Talk of the deal isn’t a complete surprise. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump tweeted that “President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast.”

"Live video courtesy of Honolulu Civil Beat."


"Until this very day, Ireland has stood out brightly among most other western nations by continuing to make room for the littlest of our brothers and sisters.... You have safeguarded these tiniest of children respecting their unique and only viable habitat.  Ireland continues to have one of the highest rates of maternal health in the world. You should be proud of the standard of care that you give to mothers and their unborn children. You are an example to the world.  As you continue to care for mothers and their unborn children you show the world that you will not give credence to a gravely erroneous yet prevalent mentality that challenges sometimes posed by pregnancies can justify killing the child before birth..."


"Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. "He told me: 'Juan Carlos, I don't care about you being gay. God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don't mind. The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.' "  A spokesman at the Vatican on Sunday declined to confirm or deny Francis' comments, stating, "We don't normally comment on the pope's private conversations."

Commentary: The spread of PRACTICING  homosexuals and the scandal they have created by demanding their lifestyle be accepted by the public is in part due to morally disorientated Pope Francis who does not have the courage or faith to truly preach the Gospel, but rather, relies on his own opinions.  vtb


"This is a heretical blasphemy Bergoglio attributes to God.  To state that God made homosexual people is to attribute God with creating people who commit abominable sin that is hated by God himself.  In others words, he accuses God of making man commit sin instead of man choosing sin.  Juan Carlos Cruz is a former Chilean seminarian.  After the sexual abuse, he turned into a homosexual.  He also became a journalist and LGBT activist that pushes homosexuality and same sex pseudo-marriage."


"Where was the headline “Pelosi, Schumer defend MS-13 killers as good for U.S”?  The biased media coverage of Trump’s administration is so skewed, it’s repulsive. And it’s sad the press doesn’t care to change."

"The Holy Spirit, which is the essence of  truth, could not be teaching people  conflicting  doctrines regarding the same  Bible verses.  Catholics would say that the Holy Spirit  certainly does make many spiritual truths clear to us individually, but that the gift of never interpreting Scripture  incorrectly is only handed down through the Church led by  Peter’s successors (the popes).  The articles below get to the heart of the issue of authority..."

Commentary: The correct interpretation of the Holy Scriptures depends upon your degree of faith and the gift of wisdom.  Many have been deceived and falsely believed they knew and understood God's Will and in the process started their own false brand of "religion."  vtb

"To suffer sorrow and grief or other emotions does not pertain to the divine nature. Although the Scriptures do speak of God as being angry or pleased, jealous or exacting vengeance, etc., these are said by way of analogy and speak to God’s determination to set things right. God the Father certainly does love his Son and did “care” what was happening to him on the cross, but not in the emotionally swooning ways we often experience love or care about what is happening."

"For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting."
John 3:16

"Mass murderers kill our kids for simple reasons. Mass murder of innocents gives the murderer a powerful reward. Yes, murder pays. In fact, the payoff is huge. The payoff is also extremely reliable. As shocking as it is when our innocent children are murdered in our schools, we are not coming anywhere close to best practice in our effort to stop these horrific events."



"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why THE GREATEST DESTROYER OF LOVE AND PEACE IS ABORTION."  
---Mother Teresa

Commentary: When you give your approval to murder an unborn human being through an abortion (as those in the Democratic Party do), you are approving of using VIOLENCE to destroy a human life (Bill & Hillary Clinton were present at this prayer meeting and ignored what Mother Teresa said about abortion).  Therefore, they, and the vast majority of Democrats are greatly contributing to the climate of violence we are experiencing in the United States.  vtb

"I’m speaking of the leftist cabal, not Kilauea.  The Democratic/media complex is about to get worse than it has before.    Soon.  That’s hard to believe, but just watch.  Yes, they have been spewing destruction in their wake for well over two years now.  Destroying property, lives, states, cities, nothing escapes their toxic brew.  The trigger for the eruption of the last years has been Trump.  How dare he beat them, their agenda, their candidate?  Doesn’t he know who they are?  For that insolence, he, his family, his friends, his associates, every member of his administration, his voters, literally anyone who says one good thing about him must have lava poured on them 24/7."

"President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services announced it would be updating the Title X regulation framework to better enforce the letter of the law, which outlaws federal funding for abortion, and to ensure that federal family planning dollars do not go to facilities that perform abortion. This new framework is based largely on President Reagan’s similar Title X regulation in 1988, which was challenged in court but eventually upheld by the Supreme Court in Rust v. Sullivan."

"To date, Mueller’s investigation has yielded 19 indictments of people and 3 companies. The group is composed of 4 Trump advisers, 13 Russian nationals, 3 Russian companies, 1 California resident, and one London-based lawyer. Ironically, most of the charges against those indicted were for conspiracy to defraud the United States – nothing to do with election interference. Other charges included false statements, false tax returns, loan fraud, money laundering, wire fraud, identity theft. None, however had anything to do with collusion to influence the elections and none of the charges against Americans or Trump advisers so far have directly alleged that they worked with Russia to interfere with the campaign. All that the investigation has done so far is just look for skeletons in peoples’ closets – a feat in which, if you really think about it, they are likely to succeed as very few of us are completely free of these skeletons."


"The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, which includes Archbishop Pizzaballa and bishops of the Eastern Catholic churches in the region, reiterated the Catholic Church’s position that moving the U.S. embassy and “any unilateral move or decision about the Holy City of Jerusalem doesn’t contribute to advancing the long-awaited peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”  “We believe that there is no reason that could prevent the city from being the capital of Israel and Palestine, but this should be done through negotiation and mutual respect,” said the statement from the assembly May 15.'

Commentary:  Unfortunately, the Vatican & many bishops have a poor sense of history.  Jerusalem has always been considered the capitol of Israel.  The violence is coming from Palestinians.  Israel is simply reacting.  One may argue about the them overreacting, but there is also a great deal of overreacting by the Palestinians.  This is also another attempt by Pope Francis to criticize President Trump, as he has done a number of times in the past, but in doing so, Francis simply confirms he is very narrow minded when dealing with Trumps' decisions.  Francis has yet to learn that the internal affairs of countries (unless their actions be totally evil), are not to be interfered with any more than the internal affairs of the Vatican.  vtb

"Christians used to believe that some of us (the bad ones) will go to hell while others among us (the good ones) will go to heaven.  But in modern America, as far as I can tell, not many people believe in hell. I often read newspaper obituaries that say something like this: “On Wednesday of this week Mr. John Doe, a longtime resident of this city, went to be with Jesus.”  I never read anything that says, “On Monday of this week Mary Roe, a local woman who was no better than she had to be, went to live with Satan and other evil spirits.”

"In Scotland, a video clip promoting homosexuality attacks the Catholic religion, showing a priest celebrating Mass with a cheese cracker.  The video was produced and released by the BBC, and already has over 600,000 hits on YouTube. The original idea was to denounce “discrimination” against those who wish to make a public show of their homosexuality. Two young men can be seen walking side by side in a park. One of them says he wants to kiss his partner, but explains that he is afraid to, because he is afraid of being seen by others."

Commentary:  The management at the BBC appears to be made up of anti-Catholic bigots.  This is not the first time they have displayed it, and no doubt it will not be the last time.  vtb

"The mass resignation of the Chilean Episcopate is ridiculous, shameful and an evil charade. If you were a bishop in Chile who had warned Pope Francis about Barros and pleaded with PF not to make Barros the ordinary of Osorno (and there were several who did... would you offer your resignation for something that you are innocent of?  I would not!  Pope Francis was fully informed of the problem with the Barros appointment and the Bishops of Chile urged him not to appoint Barros and he did it anyway and he wrote the Bishops a letter explaining it to them... So, why these men now being hung out to dry?"

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"Regarding the meeting at the Vatican over inter-communion for Protestant spouses of Catholics in Germany, stacked in favor of the subversives who demand it, Edward Pentin, writing in the National Catholic Register, has reported on the fallout from Francis’ advice to the attendees (which did not include himself) that he appreciates the “ecumenical commitment of the German bishops and asks them to find, in a spirit of ecclesial communion, a unanimous result, if possible.”  This stupefying statement, which suggests that a matter of Catholic dogma is subject to a vote leading to some sort of “result,” has aroused the concern of Cardinal Gerhard Müller, whom Pope Francis ousted as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.  Müller told the Register that “the statement was ‘very poor’ as it contained ‘no answer to the central, essential question’”, that there can be no “sacramental communion without ecclesial communion,” and that the Pope should provide “a ‘clear expression of the Catholic faith’.”

Commentary:  Francis is far from being a true spiritual leader in the Church.  When faced with challenges that may lessen his popularity, he gives in to the teachings of the world, or those on the Far-Left.  He has become a disgrace to the Church and is the cause of great scandal for his many misguided, liberal views.  Now, more than ever, we need to pray that he will be open to the wisdom the Holy Spirit offers him, rather than expressing personal opinions based on pride, which is one of the seven deadly sins.  vtb

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"Is there a single passage from Scripture that explains chastisement — how and why, as we so often see prophesied, God punishes nations?  As it turns out, there is, in 2 Maccabees (12-17):  “Now I beg those who read this book not to be disheartened by these misfortunes, but to consider that these chastisements were meant not for the ruin but for the correction of our nation,” it states.  “It is, in fact, a sign of great kindness to punish sinners promptly instead of letting them go for long."

Pray for Ireland in the Upcoming referendum

"May 16, 2018- JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s statement that Special Counsel Robert Mueller won’t indict President Trump."

"Labeling it “the most unbelievable scandal in the history of this country,” former US attorney Joe DiGenova believes the effort to frame President Trump in a counterintelligence investigation was led by one man – Obama CIA Director, John Brennan."

Many photos show the real Trump

"The New York Times published an article yesterday confirming the United States’ intelligence apparatus was used to spy on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016."

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