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Biden And Pelosi Flaunt Their Defiance

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By CHRISTOPHER MANION

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred Catholic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist last May 20. Two days later, she attended Mass at Holy Trinity Parish in Georgetown and went to Communion, publicly displaying her defiance of her ordinary’s remonstrance.
Not to worry, Holy Trinity Jesuits: Washington’s archbishop, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, had signaled his pastors that he would not discipline them if they ignored Canon 915.
Of course, they did not need his permission to follow Canon 915. The canon simply requires them and anyone else distributing the Eucharist to refuse to admit Mrs. Pelosi to Holy Communion, in Washington and anywhere else.
Yes, Holy Trinity was easy for Nancy. But Wilton Gregory was a pushover. His neck and that of his longtime sidekick, former Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, are weighed down by way too many albatrosses and millstones. Mafiosa Pelosi knows that, and Wilton knows that she knows.
So he smiles in silence.
Well, Nancy is used to playing in the big leagues, and in the Catholic Church that means not Washington, but the Vatican. And in the Vatican, that means the Pope.
Now admittedly, Nancy got the cold shoulder from Benedict when she tried to pull a PR stunt back in 2009. This time around, she knew that Francis wouldn’t pull off an instant replay. After all, he meets with pro-aborts all the time, seems to enjoy their company like a tried-and-true disciple of Juan Peron.
So on June 29, the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pelosi and her husband went to St. Peter’s in Rome, where Pope Francis personally greeted them before Mass.
At the photo-op, he evidently neglected the opportunity to counsel her privately not to receive the Eucharist.
Well, he didn’t, so she did.

Catholic Joe Plays Catch-Up

Well, Nancy’s contempt for Holy Mother Church is riding high, and so is Joe Biden’s.
To prove it, he conferred the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Simone Campbell, a powerful secular Catholic politician.
Some years back, Simone founded “Nuns on the Bus,” an operation that eroded in the public eye what little respect was left for women religious, whose numbers had been tanking already.
Simone is a serious player. Her support of Barack Obama was vital in the passage of Obamacare and its pro-abortion provisions. Obama even rewarded her with a front-row seat when he signed the measure. Democrats rewarded her for her fidelity by inviting her to speak at their national convention in 2020.
At the convention on August 19, 2020, Catholic News Agency caught up with her and asked whether her organization opposes the legal protection of abortion. Campbell told CNA, “That is not our issue. That is not it. It is above my pay grade.”
“It’s not the issue that we work on. I’m a lawyer. I would have to study it more intensely than I have,” Campbell added.
Joe Biden admits that abortion kills a baby. Does Sr. Simone Campbell?
She’s not a biologist.

How To Wave The GOP Goodbye

Word on the web has it that there’s going to be a “Red Wave” in November.
Well, a lot can happen between now and then, but some prominent conservatives are treating it like a done deal. They’re making plans for a Republican majority in the 118th Congress (2023-2025).
Those plans include investigations. Lots of them.
“Maybe when Republicans win the midterms, they can begin a congressional investigation into who is calling the shots in this administration? Who is telling Biden when he can and can’t speak, what he can and can’t say?” writes David Limbaugh.
“Republicans Plot Vengeance,” reports Axios news. “Key House Republicans are threatening to subpoena records of the Jan. 6 Committee if the GOP retakes the majority next year.”
Well, the juices might be flowing, but permit me to disagree.
Nothing would please the Democrats more than to keep “January 6th” blaring for two more years in the public mind.
The only people paying attention to that charade now are the hardened Left. No one else cares. Why give Democrats free GOP publicity on their pet issue?
I have another idea.
Since the China Virus appeared, Democrats have been treating Americans like a defeated people. And Democrats, with their mandates, lockdowns, Thought Police, and show trials, are acting like the victorious occupiers of a vanquished nation.
The answer does not lie in vengeance wielded within a corrupt system.
What the GOP needs — and now, not next January — is a renewal of the spirit awakened by Newt Gingrich’s “Contract with America” in 1994.
“Vengeance is mine,” says the Lord. More to the point, Americans are mad enough already. No need to foment more of that — Democrats are doing that for us already.
“The base is out for blood on subpoenas,” a House GOP aide told Axios. “A lot of it will just depend on how far McCarthy wants to go.”
Sorry, folks, Kevin McCarthy is a Paul Ryan clone. Apparently he believes that a very temporary House Majority will show the Deep State a thing or two, maybe even bring it down.
Which is to say, McCarthy’s been in Washington way too long.
Republicans have a historic opportunity to act, not exact revenge. How about a plan that will resuscitate an America that is still recovering from a powerful case of the Stockholm Syndrome?
The Democrat Diktats are designed to promulgate and perpetuate a sense of helplessness and despair as they destroy the country. “We’re in charge here,” they roar like Alexander Haig did in 1981.
Well, Al Haig was in charge for about five minutes in 1981. And behind the fanatical façade, Democrats today know they’re on thin ice. While they shove Joe Biden out there demanding perpetual war for perpetual peace, they huddle offstage how to take him down.
In that regard, in 2020 “Dr. Jill” Biden made her smartest move since she dumped her husband to marry Joe in 1977. She chose the most incompetent and unpopular candidate possible to be his running mate in 2020.
And now it’s paying off.

Why Don’t They Just
Stop Monkeying Around?

Our Department of Health says that Monkey Pox is spreading in Virginia.
But that’s not the real story.
In a classic case of what journalism profs call “burying the lede,” it is only deep into the text that we find that, “So far, most cases, but not all, have occurred in men who have sex with men.”
Hmmmm. That rings a distant bell.
Ah, I remember now.
Like Monkey Pox, AIDS began in Africa with monkeys, and humans acquired it in the same way.
As I recall, an Air Canada male flight attendant brought it to the United States for the first time.
He bragged about having “hundreds of sex partners per year.”
All men. For years. Until he died of AIDS in 1984.

Hey Look — Another
Crisis That We Can’t
Let Go To Waste!

It’s hard to predict the future. “One never knows, do one?” as Fats Waller put it.
But we’d better make sure that the Usual Suspects don’t make this 1981 and AIDS all over again.
Back then, we didn’t have mandatory mandates — only powerful and sustained social manipulation.
The young Ryan White, a fellow Hoosier, was the victim of an AIDS-carrier who criminally lied when he donated blood.
But the movement, which had been gaining momentum since Stonewall, flipped White, by then deceased (murdered, frankly), made him into a hero, and plastered his image all over their AIDS “victim quilt” on the Mall.
Let’s not have an instant replay, with an added dollop of lockdowns, China-style kidnappings and concentration camps, and the always-necessary federal takeover of everything, all of it just to “keep us safe.”
Be warned.

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