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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." 

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"The McCarrick scandal and mixed messages from Rome have sparked conflict in the American Church. Here are the colorful  combatants."

Commentary: Well written article, but with one common error.  There does not exist an "American Church."  The proper description should be "the Church in America."   vtb

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"The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling.  In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, writes: “The most insidious diabolical attack consists in trying to extinguish faith in the Eucharist, by sowing errors and fostering an unsuitable way of receiving it. Truly the war between Michael and his Angels on one side, and Lucifer on the other, continues in the hearts of the faithful.”

"The spiritual world was real to me, even as a child, because of my engagement with the occult. What started out as intrigue and entertainment quickly led to a lifestyle of encounter with the stuff of Hollywood lore. I remember watching a chair slide across the floor and a candle floating off the coffee table. I saw things no one should see."

"Benedict XVI took a tougher line against McCarrick, deciding to place the retired archbishop under restrictions. He was told not to travel, not to celebrate Mass in public, not to give lectures and to avoid taking part in public meetings. But McCarrick flouted the instructions as though they didn’t exist. He would become hostile when challenged and at one point complained during a lunch at the nunciature in Washington saying: “This is a persecution!” His complaints came after a 2008 letter detailing the sanctions, written in English, was sent by Cardinal Re to McCarrick via the then nuncio, Archbishop Pietro Sambi. McCarrick was ordered in that letter to move out of the seminary he had been living in – he reluctantly obeyed the instruction...The Pope has so far refused to say anything about Viganò’s testimony, simply urging journalists to analyse the claims and come to their conclusions. And he’s ordered an internal inquiry in the Vatican into the McCarrick saga. It is becoming increasingly clear that that will show that mistakes were made, and that different decisions should have been taken. But the attempt by Viganò and his allies to use this story in order to bring down Francis’ papacy seems to have stalled."

Commentary: There is no attempt in any writings by Vigano to "bring down Francis's papacy."  This book appears to contain some assumptions and offers little proof in its attempt to discredit Vigano, who with apparent great effort detailed his information about the conduct of Pope Francis as related to the McCarrick scandal.  vtb

“As the President (TRUMP) said today: we have great respect for President Xi and we have great respect for China, but, in his words, China has taken advantage of the US for many years. Those days are over.”

"It’s finally happened. Now that the US Bishops Conference is over, and absolutely nothing was done to combat the crisis of homosexual abuse and cover up within the US Catholic Church, I can finally say I’ve lost faith. No, I haven’t lost faith in Jesus Christ. No, I haven’t lost faith in the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. No, I haven’t lost faith in the Creed, or the sacraments, or the teachings of the Church. No, I haven’t even lost faith in the Catholic Church herself. What I have lost faith in is the hierarchy of bishops, and their ability to solve problems collectively.  I have also lost faith in the pope."

"The uncritical acceptance by Catholics of the claims of the scientific consensus regarding evolutionary cosmology and biology is leading to loss of their Faith and the Faith of Catholic children."

The survey, published Friday, found a plurality of the general population, 47 per cent, think that Theresa May should stand down as Conservative Party leader and prime minister, with 33 per cent wishing for her to remain.  Fifty-five per cent of leave voters want her to go, while with remain voters it is closely split between those who want her to stay (40 per cent) versus those who want her to leave (39 per cent)."

"This new study from the Pew Research Center on 34 European countries reveals a Europe divided into two sides on all the major societal issues; on one side are the countries of eastern and central Europe, and those of western Europe are on the other side.  To offer just a few examples: with regards to the integration of Islam, the countries of the former Soviet bloc – including Russia – are mostly opposed to the idea of welcoming a Muslim into their family, unlike the countries of western Europe."

"Note: Something quite special today. Our colleague Mary Eberstadt just published The Last Homily, a book of conversations she had with the great Fr. Arne Panula, director of the Catholic Information Center, while he was in hospice and dying of cancer last year. Fr. Arne was spiritual director and friend to many, prominent and not, Catholic and not, over many years in Washington D.C. His influence – his saintliness – were powerful, as can be seen even in this excerpt, but even more so in the rest of the book, which you can order here."

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

"Britain’s biggest speed camera can catch drivers using their phones from 1,000 metres away. The massive speed trap is being called ‘The Long Ranger’ and has just been unveiled by police in Gloucester. While normal speed guns only detect how fast cars are moving, this new camera can produce clear video footage and photographs of drivers in their cars.

"A Northern California pastor has recalled the dramatic moments he and a small group of his church members made a miraculous escape from the raging inferno that has gripped huge swathes of the West Coast state."

“Can you leave my church and go put on man clothes? And don’t come here like that no more,” Rocquemore can be seen telling the man in the video, posted by Christian James Lhuillier.  “i hold a standard in here. Whatever you do on the outside is your business, but I will not let drag queens come in here. If you’re gonna come in here you’re gonna dress like a man.”

"I think the growing interest in witches and witchcraft speaks to a uniquely unsettled moment in U.S. history — and an unprecedented loss of hope felt by an entire generation. Absent anything else to hold on to, we’re reaching into the dark."


DANGEROUS PLACE TO PLAY - UPS driver snaps photo of boy in leaf pile as a warning“I couldn’t believe it at first -- my heart completely stopped,” Weaver said when he saw the boy on the ground. “Luckily, I parked across the street from the stop, so I didn’t see the child until after I made the delivery. I immediately grabbed my phone and went and asked the mother if I could take a picture.”  They recreated the moment with the boy’s head visible, Weaver said, hoping to use the photo as a teaching moment."

"The death toll in the largest wildfire in California history rose Tuesday as the remains of six additional people were found, officials said."

* EU due to meet on Nov. 25 to approve Brexit deal  * Opponents maul May's deal at home  * Lawmaker says Northern Irish DUP will vote against deal  * Opposition Labour says government "falling apart"

"The bishops in the United States should confront homosexual abuses like “courageous shepherds” rather than like “frightened sheep”, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former nuncio to the U.S.A. wrote in a short note published on November 13."

"The purgative stage happens before one gets to the stage of experiencing suffering for the sake of love. That second description is what one experiences in purgatory. One has seen God in all His Beauty and loves Him. The separation from that Love is part if not all of the pain of purgatory. This is key and a great insight. Suffering for the love of God means desiring purgation only for that love."

"Carlo Maria Viganò, the former apostolic nuncio to the United States who, at the end of August was the protagonist of a sensational political-media operation against Pope Francis, culminating in the publication of a pamphlet asking for the resignation of the Pontiff, has lost the civil lawsuit that saw him opposed to his brother priest for the management of a conspicuous family inheritance. A judgment of the fourth section of the Civil Court of Milan last October sentenced him in fact to compensate Don Lorenzo Viganò for one million and 800 thousand euros, along with interest and court costs."

Commentary: A difficult set-back for this courageous Archbishop.  No doubt this verdict will also be used against him by liberal Catholic reporters and Left-leaning members of the clergy.  vtb

"Still, the concern “has some validity,” he said, pointing to a recently-published study by Father D. Paul Sullins, a Catholic priest and retired Catholic University of America sociology professor. Sullins’ analysis found a rising trend in abuse, and argued that the evidence strongly suggests links between sexual abuse of minors and two factors: a disproportionate number of homosexual clergy, and the manifestation of a “homosexual subculture” in seminaries."

Commentary: Is it "the blind leading the blind" or will a constructive response come forth from this meeting of the bishops?  vtb

"On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged” the Holy See to release all documents on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.  After about a half hour of debate, objections that the resolution was redundant and ambiguous won out, and it was voted down by a clicker vote of 83-137, with three abstaining."

"On one hand it’s disappointing that Vatican officials continue to feel no urgency about this crisis,” David Clohessy, the ex-national director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), told The Tablet.  “On the other hand, new policies that bishops are proposing are largely meaningless,” he continued. “Overall the Vatican should be encouraging local bishops just step up more rather than discouraging bishops who want to take some steps, however minimal, toward reform.”

TEXAS BISHOP CALLS FOR FIDELITY TO CHURCH TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY"Bp. Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas spoke out against homosexualist clergy being allowed free reign to speak in various dioceses. "Do we believe the doctrine of the Church or not?" the bishop asked, continuing, "There's a priest that travels around now, basically saying that he doesn't, and he seems to be very well promoted in various places."


"Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trump’s claims are “lies” when they are matters of opinion, or when the truth between conflicting sources is unknowable; taking Trump’s statements and events out of context; reporting secondhand accounts against Trump without attribution as if they’re established fact; relying on untruthful, conflicted sources; and presenting reporter opinions in news stories—without labeling them as opinions."
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"The final medical statement by the Department of Forensic Medicine found that “in the histopathological image, the fragments (of the Host) were found containing the fragmented parts of the cross-striated muscle. It is most similar to the heart muscle. Tests also determined the tissue to be of human origin, and found that it bore signs of distress.”"


"All four of the candidates Barack Obama campaigned for lost, while the GOP out-performed the historical average for the president’s party in mid-terms.  The compilation clip released by the GOP features numerous talking heads admitting that the ‘blue wave’ was more of a RIPPLE, with some having previously asserted that “an enormous tsunami-like blue wave” was coming.  

"Difference being, Trump supporters won’t react by screaming, rioting and inventing gigantic baseless conspiracy theories about a foreign country secretly meddling in the vote."


"Welcome to the 2018 Midterm Elections experience. Select a Race to see an overview of that election. Here you'll find results from all Senate, House and Gubernatorial seats up for grabs and a section for Hot Races to keep your eye on. To see a more detailed view, click the "See All Results" button below the Hot Races."


"Within the span of a week, two high-profile Democrats verbalized their party’s perspective on politics. “When they go low, we kick them,” former attorney general Eric Holder frothed to a group of loyalists. “That is what this new Democratic Party is about,” Barack Obama’s former cabinet official proclaimed to shouts of “fight, fight, fight.” (Holder later backtracked.)

"Conservatives took Harris to task over the comment, some asking what the reaction would have been if the men Harris joked about had made the same joke about her."



"At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time; but at that time your people shall be delivered, every one whose name shall be found written in the book. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12:1-3)

"According to these verses, St. Michael the Archangel will come down to earth to protect the People of God at the end of the world. This will coincide with a great “time of trouble.” However, St. Michael will lead the people during this tribulation and afterwards, the resurrection of the dead will occur."

SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY EXPLAINED

"[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believe, to the Jew first, and to the Greek.  [17] For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man lives by faith.  [18] For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice:  [19] Because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God hath manifested it unto them.  [20] For the invisible things of him, from the creation of the world, are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made; his eternal power also, and divinity: so that they are inexcusable.

Because that, when they knew God, they have not glorified him as God, or given thanks; but became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened.  [22] For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.  [23] And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of four footed beasts, and of creeping things.  [24] Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves.  [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

[26] For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  [27] And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.  [28] And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;  [29] Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, [30] Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents 

[31] Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.  [32] Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them."

Romans 1:16-32

NOTES:  [26] "God delivered them up": Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.


"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"


"To bear witness to corruption in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church was a painful decision for me, and remains so. But I am an old man, one who knows he must soon give an accounting to the Judge for his actions and omissions, one who fears Him who can cast body and soul into hell. A Judge who, even in his infinite mercy, will render to every person salvation or damnation according to what he has deserved.  Anticipating the dreadful question from that Judge – “How could you, who had knowledge of the truth, keep silent in the midst of falsehood and depravity?” -- what answer could I give?"

Commentary: One of the greatest scandals ever to involve the Catholic Church, & Pope Francis is part of it.  This is a "must read" for all those seeking the truth!  vtb

"Lately it seems that the evil one has ramped up his attack on the faithful and on the Church. Consider the current revelations on sexual abuse by the clergy, and cover-ups of the same by high-ranking clergy. Then there’s the perception held by many Catholics that the Church hierarchy’s response to these issues is woefully inadequate. A rock star who favors abortion gets an audience with the pope. Abuse victims claim they can’t get the pope to respond to them."

Archbishop Viganò’s third testimony indicates a way through the current morass"The former nuncio to the United States has taken steps — small steps, but determined and measurable — toward the very reconciliation to which Cardinal Ouellet called him."

"Viganò’s principal allegation, Arroyo specified, is that “between 2009 and 2010, Pope Benedict imposed a penalty on Archbishop McCarrick, because he knew they had paid settlements to men that he had abused. He also took him out of public ministry,” he said. “Now when Pope Francis became pope, Vigano said he informed the Pope himself of McCarrick’s misdeeds, the Pope ignored this and restored McCarrick. That’s the charge.”

"Cardinal Raymond Burke stated to TheWandererPress.com (November 1). He explained that the law of God “is higher than, for example, the pontifical secret”.  Burke described Viganò as “a person of the greatest integrity."


"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."

"Dedicated to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, the Fraternity of St Peter was created and exists solely to promote the glorious mass of ages to the faithful. They celebrate the tridentine rite according to the 1962 version of the Missale Romanum."


"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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INTRODUCTION


“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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"I’m as enthusiastic about and dedicated to Catholicism as ever for the simple reason that the Roman Church is the Mother Church — that Rock founded by Jesus — and stands separate from fallen men. The gates of hell will not prevail.  But they certainly have made the attempt!   Three ways the devil has assaulted the Church..."

"Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen revealed to UcaNews.com (November 9), that Chinese priests “have cried” to him because they were told by State officials to join the Communist State church because Pope Francis has signed a deal with the regime."

"Bishops attending the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed a mixture of disappointment, acceptance and frustration at the news from Rome, while angry victims’ advocates accused church leaders of impeding reforms.  “What we see here is the Vatican again trying to suppress even modest progress by the U.S. bishops,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of BishopAccountability.org, which compiles data on clergy abuse in the church. “We’re seeing where the problem lies, which is with the Vatican."

"Everything the bishops were going to do were worthless anyway. An accountability statement? How sad is it that bishops would have to sign something saying they wouldn’t be immoral? Lay oversight? Meaningless. Only the Holy Father has oversight over bishops. It will never happen. Rome will never approve it. A reporting mechanism to the nuncio? Also meaningless. That still doesn’t protect a priest who reports his bishop if that nuncio is friends with said bishop. Or if it gets to Rome and the accused bishop has friends in Rome. The priest is still exposed and not protected in any way. For laypeople that dynamic is different, of course."

DiNardo had announced the decision earlier in the day to “a visibly surprised conference hall.”  DiNardo said that the Holy See insisted that consideration of a code of conduct for bishops and a lay-led body to investigate bishops accused of misconduct be delayed until the conclusion of a special meeting called by Pope Francis for February."

"The first chapter reveals the enemy that you will be fighting: yourself.  Old number one, who we’re always looking out for, is enemy number one.  The paradox of dying to self to save yourself is in full swing in this book.  It is not someone or something “out there,” but the great sabotager of our own joy and eternal happiness is in the mirror.  In so many areas of life we are able to weasel out of self-reflection and awareness by blaming our faults and failings on circumstances and environments.  Sometimes we blame demons."

"Do  not let any set of circumstances intimidate you. The more challenging a day is, the more of God's Power is at your disposal. We seem to think that God empowers us equally every day, and thus we can come up short, when too many challenges arise, but this is not true."



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"Gunman, 28, 'terrified' his mother and neighbors after returning from Afghanistan tour before he opened fire on student night."


DO YOU WANT THIS WOMAN TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY?






"The president of France is saying it's wrong to put your own country's interests first. He thinks something else -- perhaps the European interest or the global interest should come first.  But who decides what that is?  Where does its legitimacy come from?  How is it accountable, and to whom?"






"The Brown Scapular shall be a special sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace. Whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”

EXAMPLES OF VOTER FRAUD IN CORRUPT ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS - Election Judge Sees Fraud 7 Ft Away. Reports It. Dems Demand She Be Removed"Peggy A. Hubbard posted a multi-tweet thread explaining what happened in the 2018 midterm elections, noting that she was an election judge. She began describing some of what she witnessed as she watched the polling station."


"High blood pressure can do critical damage to your heart. But it affects other parts of the body, too, including the eyes. Believe it or not, when you don’t take care of your heart, you may be causing harm elsewhere, too. Here’s how blood pressure can affect your eyes."

Priest Scheier Condemned to Hell by Jesus-  "Father Stephen Scheier met an accident in 1985, died, and was condemned to Hell by Jesus Christ but wondrously saved by the Blessed Mother and was given a chance to return back to earth!!! "

"I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence...the devils were full of hatred for me, but they had to obey me at the command of God, What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: That most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell." (Diary 741)

"Faith leaders at Gravity Church, where Wood is a member, believe when there is prayer in numbers, there is a higher power at work.  “He just kept saying, ‘no matter what happens to me, I’m going to be okay. I trust God.’ And that was an inspiration for a lot of people around him,” said Jason McEachron, a Pastor at Gravity Church.  Whatever it was, Wood is just glad for a second chance and an opportunity to teach others about hope.  “Paul’s story just breathes hope,” said church member Ryan Kimura.  Wood said the doctors are so intrigued with his recovery, they have asked him to volunteer to be part of a research study."


"Our number one and top priority is to protect and defend our community, it is not to assimilate and please any other people and authority," she said. "Our obligation is to our young people, is to our women, to make sure our women are protected in our community."  "Our top priority and even higher than all those other priorities is to please Allah and only Allah," Sarsour declared.

TRUE STATEMENT??  "She is FRAUDULENTLY IN THE USA. MARRIED HER OWN BROTHER FOR A GREEN CARD! Is "it" even a citizen?"

"But beyond Pelosi’s soaring rhetoric is a harsh political reality: the power to shape the country no longer rests in the House. Instead, the waning influence of America’s legislature is concentrated in the Senate. And unless Democrats can take back the upper chamber, Tuesday’s victory is nothing but political fool’s gold."

"Well, I guess there wasn't a blue wave or a red wave; instead, there was just kind of a puke green splash. The Democrats took the House, by a pretty small margin, beginning at least two years of a divided Congress. And they’ll almost certainly screw it up because they are dumb, crazy, and bad."

"Well, whaddaya know? In the midterm elections of November 6, 2018, the American people rewarded the president—for only the third time in almost a hundred years—with a net gain of three and possibly four Senate seats, lost half the House seats that his predecessor lost, and left the radical leftwing Democrats not rejoicing at their meager gains, but still chomping at the bit to bring down the president who has effectively destroyed everything they believed in, worked for, and thought they achieved over the past 75 years."

Ann Coulter - PUSSY (HATS) WHIPPED"The media exhausted itself on this election! Can they go back to that level of hysteria today?   President Clinton lost 54 House seats and eight Senate seats in his first midterm, as voters responded to Hillary's attempt to socialize health care. President Obama lost 63 House seats and six Senate seats in his first midterm, as voters responded to the Democrats' successful party-line vote to socialize health care.   America's response to Trump's first two years? Republicans lost fewer than 40 House seats and gained Senate seats. (Again: Thank you, Justice Kavanaugh.)"








"You should never ignore an irregular heartbeat. In most cases, it’s a sign of atrial fibrillation, a condition that increases the risk of dementia, stroke, and death.
We have a higher risk of atrial fibrillation as we grow older. According to research, one in every four Americans over 40 could develop an irregular heartbeat."

"Pretty much every part of your body benefits from a decent water supply. Your eyes, nose, and mouth should be kept moist, which means your body needs to have fluid to spare. Your joints are protected by cartilage, which is 80% water and requires ongoing re-hydration."


COMMENTARY:  WE ARE OFTEN TAUGHT TO CONDEMN THE SIN, BUT "RESPECT" OR "LOVE" THE SINNER.  THIS IS NOT A PROPER TEACHING WHEN WE ARE FACED WITH TRULY EVIL PEOPLE AS OUR LORD JESUS, ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, ST. PAUL, AND OTHERS DID NOT DO SO.  OUR LORD'S CONDEMNATION OF THE PHARISEES IS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE. STALIN AND HITLER AND OTHER TRULY EVIL PEOPLE DID NOT DESERVE OUR RESPECT, NOR DO THOSE WHO APPROVE OF APPLYING A "DEATH SENTENCE" TO UNBORN HUMAN BEINGS THROUGH ABORTIONS.   vtb



"IF MY DEATH ON THE CROSS DOES NOT CONVINCE YOU OF MY LOVE, WHAT WILL CONVINCE YOU?" 
---JESUS TO SISTER FAUSTINA

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"Gas prices are expected to plunge sharply in the final days leading up to the midterm elections, potentially nearing $2 per gallon at some stations in low-tax states.  The sudden respite at the pump comes from sharply lower oil prices and declining wholesale gasoline."

"For five consecutive years, from 2012-2017, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) annual granting agency called the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) provided a total of $280,000 to a radical organization involved in the promotion of homosexuality and abortion."

"As the South African daily news website Times Select reported yesterday, Archbishop Tlhagale says that under the current Code of Canon Law, a priest who assists with an abortion or gets married is automatically punished by the Church with excommunication, but a priest who commits sexual abuse is not.  In his eyes, this needs to be corrected and changed."

"Traditional Catholics have been criticized, even punished, for their supposed “disobedience” to the Second Vatican Council—although no text of binding force is ever produced from which they actually dissent—while large numbers of parishes around the world are run by clergy who do not hesitate to dissent from the most basic Church teachings, including those of the New Testament and the first seven Ecumenical Councils."

"Below is a YouTube video of my interview with Mr. Ryan Grant on the subject of the infallibility of canonizations."

"Having mastered fake news, now the media are trying out a little fake history.  In the news business, new topics are always popping up, from the Logan Act and the emoluments clause to North Korea. The all-star panels rush to Wikipedia, so they can pretend to be experts on things they knew nothing about an hour earlier.  Such is the case today with "anchor babies" and "birthright citizenship." People who know zilch about the history of the 14th Amendment are pontificating magnificently and completely falsely on the issue du jour.  If you'd like to be the smartest person at your next cocktail party by knowing the truth about the 14th Amendment, this is the column for you!"

POORLY MANAGED - New York City Joins The "Imminent Bankruptcy" Club"New York City Owes Over $100 Billion for Retiree Health Care."

"A Campus Reform analysis has found that an overwhelming majority of faculty and administrators at the University of Oregon contributed financially to Democrat candidates and causes from 2017-2018.  UO employees donated a grand total of $98,081.88 during this time frame, 99.6 percent of which went to Democrat candidates and causes."

"***Crisis has a piece which talks about how homosexualist Jesuit (tautology?) James Martin, LGBTQSJ has urged his twitter and fakebook followers to attack LifeSite and other faithful Catholic sites for something they didn’t do.  This isn’t the first time Martin has organized an attack: he did that to me, too.  But I digress."

"Catholic Church employee Aaron Bianco says he has “endured physical and emotional violence” at the hands of Catholic laymen, watchdog groups, and media outlets. Specifically, he charges Church Militant and LifeSite News with slashing the tires of his car, making death threats, and physically attacking him outside of Mass."

"Babe Ruth Always Found His Way Back to the Catholic Faith.  In a letter written shortly before his death, Ruth explained his lifelong faith journey. And it was, quite literally, lifelong.  He explained that even if children do not understand or appreciate their upbringing in the Catholic faith, “once religion sinks in, it stays there–deep down.”

"A snake wriggling out from between the stones of the Western Wall in search of a meal brought with it a message straight from Jewish mystical teachings; connecting the archetypal enemy of man with the High Priest in the Temple, and also, perhaps, serving as a harbinger of the Messiah."

"The largest was a 4.1 preliminary magnitude earthquake that hit 7 miles outside of Tres Pinos at 5:58 this morning; that's near Hollister. Three minutes later at 6:01 a.m., a 3.2 magnitude quake hit in the same area. A 3.0 magnitude earthquake hit at 6:10 a.m. Then at 6:22 a.m., a 3.8 earthquake struck."

"SAN FRANCISCO – Cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, estimated to contain as much as 142 thousand tons of plastic garbage spread over an area that covers a million square miles, is no small task. But it starts with scooping up two white plastic crates, some plastic bottles and five discarded."

"We should thank God for everything in life. We thank Him for the easy times and thank Him for the trials, which are His way of caressing and purging us. When we suffer well on earth it erases entire decades of purgatory, which we remember in a special way today as we remember all the departed souls.  Asked how a person can do purgatory on earth, Padre Pio once remarked, “By accepting everything from God’s hands. By offering everything up to Him with love and thanksgiving so as to enable us to pass from our deathbed to paradise.”

"What happens when we die?  And what does the Archangel Michael have to do with our life after death? The Catholic Church teaches through the mass prayers, Her prayers for the dying, and through the lives of the saints that St. Michael has been given a very important role both during and after our death."

"We are in a time when the devil is seeking to conquer America," he wrote.  "If our generation fails to take authority over the devil and his demons, our children and their children could well live in a country that is tyrannized by a demon-possessed dictator, an Adolph Hitler or Josef Stalin," Sumrall openly fretted.

"What your nose knows might surprise you. This little organ has a few tricks up its sleeve — err, nasal passages — that affect the body in many ways. Catch a whiff of these nine facts about the nose."

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WRONG COMPARISON - Pope Francis called refugee centers concentration camps. A Jewish group says there’s no comparison"Pope Francis, no stranger to lending his moral authority to a range of causes, was meeting with some migrants at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome on Saturday, according to the BBC, and relayed a story about a Middle Eastern refugee whose wife was killed by Islamist militants for holding on to her crucifix.  “I don’t know if he managed to leave that concentration camp,” the pope said. “Because many of them are concentration … because there is a great number of people left there inside them.”

"You can't compare. Anytime I hear it, its sickening."

"The American Jewish Committee (AJC) sharply criticized the pope's choice of words and urged him to reconsider.  The AJC issued a statement last week acknowledging that while conditions might be difficult in some migrant centers, "The Nazis and their allies erected and used concentration camps for slave labor and the extermination of millions of people during World War II. There is no comparison to the magnitude of that tragedy."

"A year ago tomorrow I made public a letter that I wrote to Pope Francis expressing my deep concern about the “chronic confusion” in the Church and the way that his “seemingly intentional lack of clarity risks sinning against the Holy Spirit.”  In the immediate aftermath of the letter’s publication, I received over 300 emails and over 40 letters (most from the United States, but a fair number from many countries around the world) – all of which, except two, were POSITIVE."

"The final report of the fifteenth general session of the Synod of Bishops, held on the topics of young people, faith, and vocational discernment, was released Saturday. The document says the Church must find new ways of presenting its teaching on sexuality and continue to “accompany” and “listen to” people with same-sex attraction."

"More than 400 Finnish police officers and military personnel swooped down on Sakkiluoto and 16 other properties in western Finland linked to Russia. Helicopters and a surveillance plane provided support. The air space over the region was closed to all craft not involved in the security operation."

"If Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is really a rapist and sexual assailant, as Democrats and media claimed, shouldn't the story continue to be covered?"

"President Trump indicated Wednesday the U.S. government would start paying down the $21.6 trillion in debt it's accrued over the last 80 years.  "We're going to start paying down debt, we have a lot of debt," Trump said during a Wednesday discussion at the White House on the economy."

“I was a Democrat. I got blacked into voting for Obama. What did I think? Wow, the first black president. This is going to be great. He’s going to unite us in a very profound way, and what did he do? He divided us. He was not for us. He was the Trojan horse of the Democratic Party, and there comes who? Hillary Clinton. Really? What are we stupid? I don’t think so,” she said.  Dash said Democrats will not bully her and others to stay Democrats. She said they need to ensure that young people “have the courage to stand and understand that this fear-mongering is not going to work.”

"The media and other Democrats are saying that Trump and Republicans have divided the country and encourage hate. They also say Trump and Republicans are using fear to encourage their base to vote. It is clear the media is mixed up because the country has been divided long before Trump and the Democrats have always injected fear into elections. They must have AMNESIA."

COURAGEOUS WOMAN - How Agatha Christie helped to save the Latin Mass"An unlikely intervention by England’s cultural luminaries rescued the Tridentine Mass from threatened extinction."

"What has changed? The document produced by the synod is no longer merely a consultative document. From now on, the Pope can make the synod’s conclusions authoritative in themselves, without the need for a subsequent exhortation, simply by adding his approbation."

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“The economy is booming,” Ivanka said. “There have been tax cuts, deregulation, and a climate of optimism has taken hold in our country because of the President’s leadership, along with the support of members of Congress.”  Trump said because of this revitalized, strong economy, “every American now has an opportunity.”

A GRAND & GRACEFUL LADY - (VIDEO) First Female Marine to Retire Laid to Rest - 











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"President Donald Trump said at the National Future Farmers of America Convention and Expo in Indiana on Saturday that "this was an anti-Semitic act."  "You wouldn’t think this would be possible in this day and age but we just don't seem to learn from the past," he said. "Our minds cannot comprehend the cruel hate and the twisted malice that could cause a person to unleash such terrible violence during a baby naming ceremony."

"Police sources tell KDKA’s Andy Sheehan the gunman, 48-year-old Robert Bowers, walked into the building and yelled, “All Jews must die.” Sheehan’s sources also confirmed that eleven people have died. No children are among the deceased.  Bowers was reportedly armed with an AR-15 and three handguns."

"Multiple reports indicate that at least eight people were killed. Hissrich did not confirm that and said they want to be sure of the number, while saying right now they believe there were 6 people injured, including 4 police officers."

"Another post from Pittsburgh Synagogue shooter Robert Bowers. His profile clearly illustrates that he’s a Nazi, admired Hitler, hates Trump, believes Trump is controlled by Jews, he did not vote for Trump. That’s all I was able to archive before his profile was wiped. Sickening."

"President Donald Trump condemned a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue as an “evil anti-Semitic attack” Saturday, but said he chose to attend a political rally because to cancel would make these “sick, demented people important.”

"It is simply unconscionable for Jews to be targeted during worship on a Sabbath morning, and unthinkable that it would happen in the United States of America in this day and age. Unfortunately, this violent attack – the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in the United States since 2014 – occurs at time when ADL has reported a historic increase in both anti-Semitic incidents and anti-Semitic online harassment. As we mourn those lost and search for answers, ADL will remain steadfast in its mission to fight anti-Semitism wherever and whenever it may occur."

“I didn’t hold President Trump responsible, Chris,” Smith fired back. “Come on now.”  “That’s the clear implication,” Wallace said.


"The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

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"Overheated partisan rhetoric that falls well short of direct incitement to violence can be grotesque and counter-productive, but it should not be blamed for the actions of disturbed people.  It's possible, if not likely, that this bomber heard Trump's words and decided to take it upon himself to punish or eliminate Trump's opponents.  If so, that's a reflection on the bomber's evilness or mental illness, not Trump."

"This is such selective outrage. Let’s not forget that letters with ricin were sent to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, forget that two GOP candidates were assaulted in Minnesota, and forget that Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) almost died in a mass assassination attempt last year; the shooter, James Hodgkinson, was a Bernie Sanders supporter. He opened fire on congressional Republicans practicing in Alexandria for the annual baseball game.  Eric Holder said Democrats should kick Republicans. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called for mob-like tactics to be used against Trump officials, Hillary Clinton said you cannot be civil with Republicans, and a Minnesota Democratic Party spokesperson said that Republicans should be sent to the guillotine. We don’t start these fights. Democrats’ bad behavior has been covered up, thanks to having valuable allies in the elite media. For example, networks harped on the Soros bomb scare but didn’t mention the previous acts of insanity and violence committed by the Left. They have an armed wing, folks. They’re called Antifa. Also, remember the attempted stabbing attack on the GOP candidate in California? Yeah, in case you missed it because the liberal media suffocated this story with a pillow, it happened..."

"On September 16, Kavanaugh and his loved ones were dropped into a pit of hell due to allegations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford. Although her story quickly fell apart during public testimony, for the three-plus weeks that would follow, in an effort to derail his confirmation, Democrats and their allies in the establishment media did everything in their power to personally destroy this man as a drunken serial rapist."

"In the month of October 2018 (as of October 21)  there have been 37 acts of violence, harassment, rape and death threats, Ricin letters, vandalism, assault and more against GOP candidates and conservatives. That is on top of another 170+ similar acts of terror since the beginning of 2018."

“By networks, I mean groups of gay priests, diocesan and religious, who encourage the sexual grooming of seminarians and younger priests, and who themselves lead double lives — breaking their vows of chastity while ministering to the laity and staffing the various bureaucracies of the church,” Woodward continued.

"The new national poll found 52 percent of Americans agreed that abortion is a sin, compared to 38 percent who disagreed. Opposition to abortion has increased slightly since the 2016 State of Theology survey, when 49 percent said abortion is a sin."

"PALU, Indonesia – On September 28, at the same time a powerful earthquake struck Indonesia, one plane managed to miraculously take off from the Palu airport, barely escaping the destruction. The Indonesian pilot testifies that his relationship with God helped him hear divine instructions that saved him and 148 passengers."

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"MIAMI  – Federal authorities have arrested a man in Plantation in connection to a series of package bombs that have been sent to top Democrats and President Trump critics."

"The Illinois man who in June opened fire on REPUBLICAN members of Congress at a baseball practice in Alexandria had "cased the field" for weeks and was spotted watching the lawmakers play the day before the shooting rampage, according to new report issued Friday."

SHALLOW SYNOD? - Archbishop Chaput: Synod was a missed opportunity to apologize for sex abuse"The “resistance (of) some bishops” meant the abuse crisis was largely absent from the discussions, he told Catholic News Service. “Some say that (sex abuse) really is an issue of the Western world.”  But “it seems to me that it’s an issue of human nature, and it’s very important for the Church to talk about it,” said the archbishop, who in August had written to Pope Francis asking him to postpone the synod in the wake of the scandal. Archbishop Chaput was a member of the synod’s ordinary council, which prepared the October assembly."

"The new Prayer and Events Center will be able to take its 300 chapel capacity to 1,200 people.  "Last year, our attendance topped 150,000 people and we are projecting that number to hit nearly 160,000 for 2018. We need this building now to be able to handle that growth," said Champion Shire chief operations officer, Don Warden said."

DANGEROUS CLIFF - Couple Plunges To Their Deaths From Yosemite Cliff Featured In Viral Photo“A male and female visitor died in an apparent fall from Taft Point in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park Rangers are recovering the bodies this morning,” a release stated. “This incident is under investigation and no further details are available.”

"Preference for cremation in the United States has risen dramatically in recent decades. According to a July 2017 National Funeral Directors Association report, a slim majority (50.2 percent) of Americans opted to be cremated whereas 43.5 percent chose to be buried.  Reformed theologian John Piper noted in a 2016 Desiring God essay that in 1960 only 3.5 percent of people were cremated and in 1999 it had grown to 24.8 percent. In some states the number has risen to 75 percent, a trend he attributes to increasing secularization and economics."

A TRUE BELIEVER - Miraculous Earthquake Escape Saves 148 Passengers: 'God Is Real! I Have Seen It' - "PALU, Indonesia – On September 28, at the same time a powerful earthquake struck Indonesia, one plane managed to miraculously take off from the Palu airport, barely escaping the destruction. The Indonesian pilot testifies that his relationship with God helped him hear divine instructions that saved him and 148 passengers."

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"Francis has created 59 of the current 124 voting cardinals, the report, also picked up by the Vatican-based Italian news website Il Sismografo, said, but few of those created by either Benedict XVI or Pope Saint John Paul II know the newer cardinals and many of the newer cardinals do not know each other.  “It will be hard to vote,’’ Burke said. “We need regular meetings.”

"I am saddened when I see a large number of people leaving our parish church immediately after receiving Holy Communion. I always believed we were to stay until we received the final blessing. Am I wrong?"

"Crews began dismantling the remnants of the historic landmark in the rain Wednesday morning.  The 150-year-old building will now be torn down completely.  Just one painting hanging in the front entrance of the church was left behind, nearly untouched.  It has just a few little drips on it, but otherwise, the painting depicting Jesus Christ survived the inferno Tuesday night and now resides inside a parishioners' house."

HUMILITY IS THE KEY - Satan Has Little Influence Over Those Who Remain Humble"It was Mother Teresa’s humility that made her so influential and attractive to many people—but some of her own followers lost sight of this virtue, and had to be reminded of it in a very down-to-earth way. Sometimes we too may need to relearn this lesson."

"Teresa found herself subject to the obsessive attacks of the Devil, who, she reported, would spit and vomit over her and throw objects around her room, sometimes breaking them. He would taunt her and laugh at her mockingly, and on some occasions the attacks were violent, with Teresa answering a knock on the door only to receive a blow from an unseen fist. She was also hurled from her bed as she slept."

"Law enforcement confirmed on Wednesday night that the white powder with the “pipe bomb” sent to CNN addressed to John Brennan was a harmless."

Commentary: Nobody in their right mind would approve of these so-called "pipe bombs" being used to scare democrats, but Hillary, Obama, Maxine, and other democrats have been calling for a violent resistance to Trump supporters, so they should accept responsibility for the repercussions.  vtb

"Spencer is the author of 18 books on Islam—that’s over one per year—including The Truth about Muhammad (another NYT bestseller); The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran; Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is, and Islam Isn’t; and the just-published A History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS. But that just scratches the surface."

"Many theological conservatives hoped that the canonization of Pope John Paul II would canonize, so to speak, his writings as Pope. It would surely be harder, they said, to ignore his fearless condemnation of abortion, contraception, and divorce, once his heroic sanctity was officially recognized. However, this has not come to pass. Pope Francis, who canonized him, seems to have made the keynote of his pontificate the minimization of John Paul II’s teaching in Familaris Consortio (1981) 84 that divorced Catholics in illicit second unions must not receive Holy Communion."

"Trump is a massive, massive migraine for Vatican homosexuals and Pope Francis. Had Hillary won, there would be very warm relations between Washington and Rome."

Commentary: Pope Francis refuses to acknowledge the good Trump has done, but rather, continues to hold a grudge against Trump due to Trump's views on immigration and the environment. That is not the sign of a holy pope.  vtb

"In his October 22 article, titled “No, homosexuality is not a risk factor for the sexual abuse of children,” Thomas G. Plante contends that the idea that “banning homosexual men from the priesthood could prevent future victimization of children in the church” is “simply not true.”

"During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God's blessing upon Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio's East Columbus Surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.  In celebration of conscience and moral decision making, this event will include interfaith blessings, prayers, and testimonies about receiving and providing abortion care. This clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion."

"The removal follows a Vatican investigation into the Diocese of Memphis in June to address concerns about major changes Bishop Holley, 63, had made. Among these was the reassignment of up to two-thirds of the 60 active priests in the diocese, according to local media reports."

"Bishop Holley’s removal, at the moment, raises more questions than it answers. Among them: Why was he removed? This question has both a mechanical and a rational valence: why did the Pope have to remove him — in other words, did Francis ask Holley for his resignation, only to have him refuse, as has been reported? Then, on what canonical grounds is he relieved?"

"The pope can exercise a right of veto if the candidate appears inadequate to him. And in this sense he is the one who has the last word in the appointment. But not so fast. On the day the agreement was signed the pope did not exercise this veto right at all, on the contrary he practically disowned it. Because he said “yes” to seven bishops who had previously been imposed by the regime without the agreement of the pope and even, for some, in spite of their explicit rejection by Rome."

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"Could there be a lightweight armored attack vehicle able to speed across bridges, deploy quickly from the air, detect enemies at very long ranges, control nearby robots and fire the most advanced weapons in the world - all while maintaining the unprecedented protection and survivability of an Abrams tank?  Such questions form the principle basis of rigorous Army analysis and exploration of just what, exactly, a future tank should look like? The question is fast taking-on increased urgency as potential adversaries continue to present very serious, technologically advanced weapons and attack platforms."

"I was not talking about preemptively striking Russia. My point: (Russia) needs to return to INF Treaty compliance or we will need to match its capabilities to protect US & NATO interests."


"Today, here, the Democrats would open our door. That is irresponsible and only encourages an endless stream"

That invitation to reflect on mortality encapsulates why the dead are exhumed and their bones displayed, explained Father Jerome, 50, who has an untamed salt-and-pepper beard and wore washed-out gray robes.  “Today you are here, the next day you are not,” he said. “If you remember death every day, it keeps you from doing evil.”

"In particular, he would frequently relate to the boys how to stay protected against the devil. Below is his advice and, if followed faithfully, Bosco claimed “the devil will never prevail against you.”

“It’s been hard to let him go,” the Tannersville, Pennsylvania, man said when referring to "Big Guy," who was just 27 years old when he committed suicide in 2010.  That wasn’t the only thing he set free. Gumpert Sr. also released a message in a bottle.  It was just a matter of days, according to Gumpert Sr., before Tracy Arnette discovered it."


"The voyage risks further heightening tensions with China but will likely be viewed in self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support by President Donald Trump’s government, amid growing friction between Taipei and Beijing."

YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR DNA, A MALE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A MALE & A FEMALE WILL ALWAYS REMAIN A FEMALE - Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence"The department argued in its memo that key government agencies needed to adopt an explicit and uniform definition of gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” The agency’s proposed definition would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with, according to a draft reviewed by The Times. Any dispute about one’s sex would have to be clarified using genetic testing."

"The Hungarian government will no longer subsidize or accredit universities for their masters and doctoral programs in gender studies because the discipline is an ideology rather than a science, says the country's prime minister."

"American retail is in a full blown crisis. Last year, Toys 'R' Us filed for bankruptcy. A few days ago, Sears followed suit. Other big names like Walgreens, Gap, J.Crew, and Macy's are struggling to keep their heads above water.  Yet one well-known name is on remarkably solid footing: Best Buy."

COUNTERING THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC THREAT - "The Navy sends a carrier back to Russia’s Arctic haunts"The carrier and select escorts from its strike group are preparing to participate in a massive NATO exercise straddling late October and early November, but they arrived Friday in fast-thawing northern waters in the wake of warnings from the Navy’s top officer about rising Russian activities there."

"If we must give advice, I would say that to remove celibacy from the priesthood will not resolve the problem. My experience is that there are holy priests who are married … this holiness, this maturity, is a great treasure, but it’s not a direct consequence of the state of life...”

How to tell if you have encountered a ghost"Often we will hear from family or friends that they saw a “ghost,” or we may have even seen something supernatural. Was it truly a ghost?  Here are some initial guidelines for discernment."

"British couple believes ghost of Titanic's captain photo bombed them in Irish bar."

"Used books often bear traces left by previous readers. Sometimes these marks are as familiar as coffee stains; other times they can be as uncanny as the devil’s signature."

"It’s not just what you avoid but also what you eat that can help prevent migraines altogether. The Association of Migraine Disorders has put together a list of the safe foods to avoid migraines. Because not all of these foods on their list are healthy options and, as a nutritionist, I cannot in good conscience recommend them, I have created my list of the best foods for migraines that are not 1) not typical migraine triggers; and 2) offer excellent nutritional and health benefits to migraine sufferers..."

"The following is a transcription of a homily given in Medjugorje at the English Mass on July 24, 2017. Although the priest did not introduce himself, we know from the homily on the following day that this priest's name is "Fr. Johnny."

"‘My whole life I’ve yearned for a love that strong,’ said the poster of the photo that touched hearts everywhere."

Just ask Scalise. “I’m concerned that you are seeing an increase of this,” he said recently. “I’d like to see the mainstream media asking both Republican and Democratic leaders to stand up against this kind of rhetoric, this kind of violence.”

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"An army of students, college pupils and young activists led the march in a sign of the impact of the Brexit vote on the younger generation, some 1.4 million of whom have become eligible to vote since the referendum.  Femi Oluwole, from the youth group Our Future Our Choice, told The Independent: “What we are trying to do is bring people together, as nobody has any confidence in what the government is doing.”  He said young people were going to be hit hardest by Brexit, both economically and in the opportunities to live and work abroad."




“To offend the innocence of a child, it is enough to say an inappropriate sentence. A cold shoulder is enough to hurt a woman. To break a young man’s heart, it is enough to deny him confidence. To annihilate a person, it is enough to ignore them. Indifference kills”. At the general audience Pope Francis recalled that Jesus reveals “an even deeper sense” of the fifth commandment, “not to kill”, and puts insult, contempt and hatred “on the line of killing..."

"Not only did this pope invite us to call on Michael the Archangel, he also proposed St. Joseph as a defender against the devil."

"A legendary Christian saint, once a comedian and actor who had performed in plays that mocked Christianity. According to legend, while performing in a play that made fun of baptism, he had an experience on stage that converted him. He proclaimed his new belief, and he steadfastly refused to renounce it, even when the emperor Diocletian ordered him to do so."

"Pope Francis' Vatican invited another public relations debacle Wednesday when photos came out in Vatican News of the Pope wearing what many thought to be a "Pride" cross decorated in the colors of the rainbow.  The rainbow cross promptly garnered reaction on social media as a nudge-and-a-wink endorsement of the LGBT movement.  There exists an explanation for a non-LGBT origin of the rainbow cross, and its colors don’t precisely resemble those of the gay “pride” rainbows used by the LGBT movement."

"There is a resurgence of Marian piety in Britain after an ebb of more than half a century."

"The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church continues to tear away at her credibility. But did it also undermine the apparitions taking place in Medjugorje, the one place on earth where conversions, healing, and vocations spring forth on a daily basis?"

"There is prayer. There is free will. “During my experience I was also shown events that are likely to happen in the near future, but was made to understand that nothing is absolutely fixed and that everything depends on how we choose to use our own free will, that even those events that are already predestined can be changed or modified by a change in our own way of relating to them,” said one such researcher, Margot Grey."

"Haley's statement was an apparent rebuke of language used by Trump on the campaign trail in recent weeks, especially in the wake of the contentious confirmation battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh."

"The following message was delivered on behalf of His Eminence Robert Cardinal Sarah this September at the General Assembly of the Association Pro Liturgia, a group founded in 1988 to promote the correct application of the decisions of the Second Vatican Council. It was first published in French by L’Homme Nouveau; this English version by the authors of Canticum Salomonis is translated and published with his Eminence’s permission."


"Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has released a new video highlighting President Trump’s pro-life accomplishments since assuming office in January 2017.  The video, produced at Priests for Life headquarters in Titusville, Florida, opens with the statement, “Many pro-life people worked hard to elect President Donald Trump. That hard work has paid off for the pro-life movement and the unborn.”

"While working in the Roman catacombs of St. Tecla, archaeologists and restorers discovered paintings of the apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew and John on the ceiling. These portraits are now considered to be the oldest known images of Christ’s apostles."

"A group of children praying the rosary at a wayside shrine in Venezuela in 2005 has now become the international One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign sponsored by Aid to the Church in need."

"If you think Halloween is bigger each year — as if trying to challenge Christmas — you’re not alone.  It’s an observation that arrives as one beholds homes decorated as never  before with skeletons, goblin robes, spider webs; restaurants with witch regalia; storefronts with werewolves."

"What the Supreme Court noticed, which astonishingly previous courts had not, was that the owners of the bakery had refused to supply the cake to the complainant, Gareth Lee, neither because he was gay nor because he believed that same-sex marriage should be legal. They had made it very clear that they were happy to supply him a cake without any message on it supporting the principle of same-sex marriage. It was, they said, the message that they objected to, not the customer’s sexuality."

"Radical feminists firebombed a town hall and spray painted a Catholic Church in Argentina. The series of attacks came during a women’s conference held in the Patagonia region."

"There are about one million Americans who practice “paganism” and self-identify as “witches” and who “practice a nature-worshiping and polytheistic religion, which has its own rites and rituals.”

"When curses are directed at people in a state of grace, they have little or no effect. The decision to do this against a Supreme Court justice is a heinous act and says a lot about the character of these people that should not be underestimated or dismissed. These are real evil people."

"Saint Aubert, the Bishop of Avranches in France, founded Mont Saint Michel in 708 after St. Michael the Archangel appeared to him in his dreams three times. Saint Aubert ignored the Archangel in the first two dreams, but in the third dream St. Michael drove his finger into Aubert’s skull and commanded him to build the church in his honor at Mont Tombe. It was after this third and final vision that he decided to start building the sanctuary!"

"It looked as if the ocean had come ashore. Large swells of sea water crashed into residences, inundating neighborhoods.  Mandi Jackson watched her camera feed helplessly as waves surged into the front yard of her home in St. George Island, Florida. She was 250 miles away in Auburn, Alabama, and there was nothing she could do when Hurricane Michael hit."

"Sherry Wilde grew up on a 160-acre dairy farm, attended a one-room schoolhouse near Blanchardville and lives in a Parade-of-Homes-worthy house built in 2003 located in a 200-acre, rural subdivision she developed in the 1990s northwest of New Glarus. Wilde, 68, is divorced, estranged from her two daughters and lives alone with her dog, a 13-year-old Maltese who is deaf and going blind.  And since she was about 8 years old, Wilde says she has had regular contact with aliens — she’s been in their ships, had them visit her in her bedroom and has seen them while driving, including one incident at Highway 92 and what is now Legler Road southeast of Belleville. She believes she has nearly 30 hybrid children born to aliens after her eggs were harvested on several occasions and continues to have meetings with Da, a gray alien who has been her primary contact through the years."


"Bible scholar Mary Healy, general editor for “The Great Adventure Catholic Bible” published by Ascension Press, said it is intended to make the Bible more accessible to the Catholic laity and thereby encourage their daily communion with God through scripture. Healy asserted that while many Catholics have not grown up studying scripture and were instead led to believe that doing so was a Protestant practice, such thinking is not in line with the teachings of early church fathers."

"While it is not always fool-proof, one of the best ways to determine nutritional value of foods is to observe their naturally rich and deep colors. For example: fruits and vegetables that are deep blue or black, red, orange or green tend to be high in nutrition. That’s because the same phytonutrients that give these foods their color also add nutrition and flavor. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule: garlic and onions, for example, are typically light-colored but offer excellent nutritional value."

"Expand your knowledge - If you're interested in exploring the various benefits of essential oils and how to use them safely, dive into learning as much as you possibly can about them from a variety of sources. "There are many excellent books on aromatherapy, and I feel that even an intro class would be beneficial, since there are definitely guidelines and basic cautions with certain essential oils to be aware of," says Zollinger. "Educate yourselves, read, take classes, and understand that these are potent aromatic medicines not to be taken lightly."

"Chronic inflammation affects the entire body, including the brain, and since the brain is very delicate, minor inflammation can lead to serious health problems such as depression, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, and dementia."

"Twenty-five of the top US burger chains were graded on their antibiotic policies in a collaborative report released Wednesday. Only two chains received As, Shake Shack and BurgerFi; the other 23 got a D minus or F."

"If you believe and repeat a falsehood, especially a false allegation, before really knowing its accuracy, you are held to account for that. It is called gossip. Sometimes, calumny. You muddy your path to the pristine landscapes of Heaven."


"Herman Cain’s second episode is going to be incredible… Make sure you hit the follow button so you don’t miss any future episodes."

"This Minnesota videographer produces films that celebrate marriage between one man and one woman—but a Minnesota law requires him to also produce films celebrating same-sex marriages."


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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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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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