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Portrait Of A Repentant Sinner Who Loved Much

July 22, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Portrait Of A Repentant Sinner Who Loved Much

By JAMES MONTI Recently I had the great privilege of visiting New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, something that as a native New Yorker I should have done many years earlier but never got around to doing until now — Mea culpa! Before going to the museum, I put together a checklist of favorite religious paintings I knew I would want to look for, but there was one that I somehow forgot to put on the list, even though I had known it and loved it for many years. As I was entering one of the galleries and turned around, I suddenly found myself standing before it — Georges de La Tour’s Penitent Magdalene (ca. 1640).The stark simplicity of this…Continue Reading

Liberty Counsel Says . . . Louisiana Leads In Protecting Unborn Children

July 21, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Liberty Counsel Says . . . Louisiana Leads In Protecting Unborn Children

BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed five new bills into laws that are aimed at protecting unborn children. One takes effect immediately and the others on August 1.Gov. Edwards is a Democrat who opposes abortion. When his wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter Samantha had spina bifida and encouraged them to abort her. They refused and, years later, Samantha is now married and working as a school counselor.The first bill, HB 578, known as “The Abortion Pill Reversal Disclosure Act,” requires medical staff to inform women taking the abortion pill that the drug-induced effort to terminate a pregnancy could be reversed and the baby’s life saved. The…Continue Reading

Tucker Carlson Slams DNC Censorship Of Private Messages

July 20, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Tucker Carlson Slams DNC Censorship Of Private Messages

By DOROTHY CUMMINGS McLEAN WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Tucker Carlson on July 12 took aim at Joe Biden allies’ plan to censor the private communications of American citizens, according to a LifeSiteNews report by Dorothy Cummings McLean.Carlson revealed that organizations associated with the Biden administration are going to partner with Big Tech to ensure that people cannot use their cell phones to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine that the government doesn’t like.“Today we learned the Biden administration considers censorship is applicable to private speech,” Carlson said.“What you say in private, when you’re alone with your phone, you won’t be able to say or read what you want because the DNC [Democratic National Committee] plans to control — and apparently…Continue Reading

Cuban-American Bishops . . . State Solidarity With Cuba Protests

July 19, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Cuban-American Bishops . . . State Solidarity With Cuba Protests

DENVER (CNA) — Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement July 13 indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protests of the island’s Communist government.“We, Cuban-American bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban people in their quest for responses to their human rights and needs. We are deeply troubled by the aggressive reaction of the government to the peaceful manifestations, recognizing that ‘violence engenders violence’,” read the July 13 statement.“Such a reaction seems to negate the basic Cuban principle of having ‘una patria con todos y para el bien de todos’ (a homeland with all and for the good of all). We stand in solidarity with those detained because they have voiced their opinions.”The statement was…Continue Reading

Communism Is Not The Answer

July 18, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Communism Is Not The Answer

By DONALD DeMARCO Arizona State Rep. Jake Hoffman has stated: “The reality is [that] one of the greatest threats facing the globe today is Communism and totalitarianism.”His words are not mere verbal declarations. Hoffman and his fellow politicians are doing something about these threats. The Republican-majority Arizona House has approved a bill that could require schoolteachers from K through 12 to share stories of people who fled Communism. In addition, public schools would be mandated to teach how Communism and totalitarianism “conflict with the founding principles of the United States.” In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed an executive order on education that exposes the errors of critical race theory and requires students to learn about “the evils of Communism.”The…Continue Reading

Are The Good Times Over For Biden?

July 17, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Are The Good Times Over For Biden?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN Are the Democrats headed for their Little Bighorn, with President Joe Biden as Colonel Custer? The wish, you suggest, is father to the thought. Yet, consider.On taking office, Biden held a winning hand.Three vaccines, with excellent efficacy rates, had been created and were being administered at a rate of a million shots a day. The pandemic was at its peak but looking certain to turn down, and it did.This welcome news lifted national spirits, and the economy with it.And the new president was taking office in a brief era of good feelings produced by the departure of the party and president who had given us the January 6 Capitol riot.Thus did Biden begin his administration with…Continue Reading

Hungary Fines Distributor For Book Promoting Homosexuality To Kids

July 16, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Hungary Fines Distributor For Book Promoting Homosexuality To Kids

By RAYMOND WOLFE BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Hungarian authorities have fined a book distributor for selling a book without notifying customers that it promotes homosexuality to children.Citing rules on unfair trade practices, local officials fined an unnamed distributor of a book published by the Foundation for Rainbow Families. The book, titled What a Family, is a translation of books by an American LGBT activist and depicts same-sex couples with children in an attempt to normalize homosexual parenting.The government office of Pest County, a county surrounding Budapest, levied the fine of 250,000 forints, or roughly $830, Reuters said.“This book was placed among other books of fairytales and this way they breached the law,” Pest County Commissioner Richard Tarnai…Continue Reading

Pachamama Image Used As Monstrance In Mexican Parish

July 15, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Pachamama Image Used As Monstrance In Mexican Parish

By DAVID RAMOS GUADALAJARA, Mexico (CNA) — The “pachamama” or “mother earth” image which accompanied various activities during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome was recently used as a monstrance in a church in Mexico.Pictures posted by Fr. José Luis Gonzalez Santoscoy on Facebook, and later deleted, show the monstrance in the shape of the pachamama, a naked pregnant woman, carrying the Eucharist in her womb.The photos were taken inside St. John Macias Parish in Zapopan, immediately west of Guadalajara.Contacted by ACI Prensa, Catholic News Agency’s Spanish language news partner, Fr. Gonzalez said, “I have absolutely no comment,” adding that “the issue has already been discussed with my bishop, with my authorities.”The Archdiocese of Guadalajara has not issued a statement…Continue Reading

Cardinal Becciu And Nine Others… Why Has A Vatican Judge Ordered Them To Stand Trial?

July 14, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Cardinal Becciu And Nine Others… Why Has A Vatican Judge Ordered Them To Stand Trial?

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS VATICAN CITY (CNA) — The Vatican’s court announced Saturday, July 3 that it had indicted 10 individuals, including Angelo Cardinal Becciu, on charges including abuse of office, embezzlement, and fraud, and that a trial will begin July 27.What is the story behind the trial?And what are the backgrounds of the 10 people who have been charged?What is the trial about?The trial is the result of a two-year investigation by Vatican prosecutors into allegations of financial malfeasance, mostly in connection with an investment made by the Secretariat of State in a London property.According to prosecutors, during the Secretariat of State’s years-long purchase of the London building, people employed by the Vatican, or doing business with it, worked to…Continue Reading

Understanding The Anti-American Mind

July 13, 2021 Featured Today Comments Off on Understanding The Anti-American Mind

By PAUL KRAUSE It is no secret that America, and American culture — indeed, anything Western — is under assault. Everything from the rule of law manifested through law and order, American history, heritage, and culture, and Christianity are under the crosshairs of the anti-American left. Once upon a time, Americans were united in a common understanding of themselves despite their political and economic differences. What happened?The current zeitgeist of politics is moved by an idolatry of the perverse, the wicked, and the strange. This quasi-religious glorification of the other, which now permeates every level of American society and its institutions, is but the latest manifestation of the politics of negation. But this isn’t mere Marxism as all the hoopla…Continue Reading