Catholic Priest Beaten and Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba

Catholic Priest Beaten and Arrested Amid Protests in Cuba

CNA—Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday. Protests took place across the island July 11. According to information confirmed by CNA’s sister agency, ACI Prensa, the priest is being held at the Montecarlo police station in Camagüey, accused of…

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

In midst of unprecedented protests in Cuba, Christian Movement calls for free elections

CNA—On Sunday, July 11th, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) called on Cubans to continue to pressure Cuban communist authorities to open general elections after thousands of people took the streets of major local cities to protest the unprecedented scarcity of essentials and the death rate produced by COVID-19. After months of food and medicine shortages…

USCCB implores Congress to restore pro-life policies to spending bills

USCCB implores Congress to restore pro-life policies to spending bills

CNA—A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a July 14 statement. The current Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bill does not include the “Hyde Amendment,” which bars federal…

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

CNA—July 14, 2021—Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protest’s 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…

Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

Mother Superior Visits Alma Mater

21 years after her graduation from Thomas Aquinas College — and 16 after she left the United States to enter the religious life in Italy — Mother Madeleine Marie of St. Joseph (Mary Kay Ellis ’99) returned to the California campus last week. As Superior of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus…

Napa Institute: July 21-25, 2021

Napa Institute: July 21-25, 2021

11th Annual Summer Conference Join us for the 11th Annual Summer Conference! July 21 – 25, 2021 Napa, California Register Now We invite you to join us as we dive deeper into our Catholic Faith and examine, with a spirit of charity, intellectual rigor, and fidelity to the magisterium, pressing issues facing Catholics today. The…

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholic Business Leaders in Hong Kong, China: Absolute Inspiration!

Catholics make up only 12% of the population in Hong Kong. Yet these 12% are making a big difference for the sake of the greater good in the once free and thriving city, now oppressed by Communist China’s rule. You may not know their names or faces, but among this 12%, there are countless Catholic…

BOOK REVIEW: A true American hero who exchanged the cape for the collar: Fr. Aloysius Schwartz

BOOK REVIEW: A true American hero who exchanged the cape for the collar: Fr. Aloysius Schwartz

The only challenge in reading a compelling new biography of Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, a Washington, D.C. native—entitled Priest and Beggar: The Heroic Life of Venerable Fr. Aloysius Schwartz— is that it seems to transcend reality at times and bring the reader into the realm of mythical superheroes. However, in reading we learn that Aloysius was…

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

Catholic groups criticize abortion report backed by European Parliament

CNA, Rome—An international alliance of Catholic groups has criticized a report adopted by the European Parliament asserting that abortion is a “human right.” In a joint statement issued ahead of last month’s vote, 14 organizations said that they stood united in the defense of human life from conception until natural death. “Abortion eliminates an innocent…

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

The Federalist—In Hong Kong right now, Jimmy Lai is sacrificing all — his fortune and possibly his life — for his God, his fellow man, and for freedom. Lai is a billionaire, although he wasn’t always one. Born two years before the Communists defeated the nationalists in China’s civil war, his father fled and his…

End the Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible: Roe Must Go

End the Morally and Constitutionally Indefensible: Roe Must Go

First Things—Lynn Fitch, the attorney general of Mississippi, faces the most consequential litigation decision of the last 50 years: whether to ask the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that created a right to elective abortion, striking down abortion prohibitions that had long been in place in the states. She should…

Fastest rise in inflation since 2008 sets alarm bells ringing

Fastest rise in inflation since 2008 sets alarm bells ringing

Yahoo! Finance—Inflation in advanced nations is rising at the fastest pace since 2008, sparking fresh concerns over the state of the global economy in the wake of the pandemic. The annual rate of inflation among the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 38 members averaged 3.8pc over May, up from 3.3pc in April. The figures…

Ohio enacts health care conscience protections

Ohio enacts health care conscience protections

CNA—Ohio state law now includes conscience protections for medical professionals, after Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed a state budget bill into law on June 30. “Governor DeWine should be commended for his commitment to dignified health care. His clear understanding that health care professionals must have the right to freedom of conscience is vital to…

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Demons and Miracles; Keys to Wisdom and Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Demons and Miracles; Keys to Wisdom and Reducing Spiritual Vulnerability

Book reviews of “The Catholic Guide to Miracles” and the “Diary of an American Exorcist” I fully embrace the reality of a spiritual dimension to life. It cannot be proven with science, but it can be observed and for some, experienced. I am grateful for having numerous spiritual guides and experiences over many years that…

New Pro-Life Bank Opening Soon

New Pro-Life Bank Opening Soon

Prolife Bank (proposed) is near opening.  Its distinguishing feature is that it will be a bank that refuses to support anything remotely connected with the killing of innocent unborn babies. Who knew that many of the mainstream banks with which we do business actively support causes including abortion and abortion-related nonprofits whose activities and principles…

You Can’t Make-Up This Level of Horror: UCSF harvests aborted baby genitalia and organs for research — even during COVID while churches forced to close doors

You Can’t Make-Up This Level of Horror: UCSF harvests aborted baby genitalia and organs for research — even during COVID while churches forced to close doors

Lifesite News/ The Daily Wire—The University of California San Francisco, a hub for all things abortion in the U.S., is harvesting aborted babies’ genitalia and other organs for research, according to documents obtained by pro-life advocates. The Daily Wire reports Pro-Life San Francisco made the gruesome discovery in documents that it requested through the California Public…

President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

President Biden Dodges University of Notre Dame President Jenkins

Sycamore Trust—Most readers know that President Biden was not this year’s Notre Dame Commencement speaker, but many may not know that Father Jenkins did invite him. The White House disclosed the invitation, dissembling as to the reason, while the University refused to comment. What follows is an account of this episode and the dozens of…

Benedict XVI praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery

Benedict XVI praying ‘fervently’ for Pope Francis’ recovery from surgery

CNA—Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is praying for Pope Francis after he underwent intestinal surgery on Sunday. Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Benedict’s personal secretary, told Italian media that the retired pope “lovingly directs his thoughts to Pope Francis and fervently prays for him,” the German section of Vatican News reported. Pope Francis is recovering at Rome’s Gemelli…

Enjoy!  The Texas Tenors

Enjoy! The Texas Tenors

Enjoy THE TEXAS TENORS :  God Bless the U.S.A.     More about The Texas Tenors, from Wikipedia (including their footnote references): The Texas Tenors are a three-time Emmy Award-winning classical crossover, trio vocal group formed in 2009 by country singer JC Fisher, pop singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen. They were a…

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – read it for yourself!

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE – read it for yourself!

The Declaration of Independence Note: The following text is a transcription of the Stone Engraving of the parchment Declaration of Independence (the document on display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum.) The spelling and punctuation reflects the original. In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When…

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