Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

In this breaking news story—revealing what took place in February of this year—we anticipate gleaning new facts about COVID-19, the Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs, not from just anybody, but from a Chinese Insider — a Top communist Chinese intel officer—who defected to the U.S. The truth ultimately wins out … every time.  Even…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Nick Thomm

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Nick Thomm

Everything about Nick Thomm exudes the principle: Do what you love, anchored in Christ! In the case of this unique Catholic Business Profile, the much-loved, devout Catholic, understated and ever positive Nicholas Alexander Thomm, former executive producer at Ave Maria Radio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, died November 24, 2020, after a 14-year battle with brain…

New Supreme Knight of Columbus Patrick E. Kelly has a Message for the Knights

New Supreme Knight of Columbus Patrick E. Kelly has a Message for the Knights

The new Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Kelly, emphasized reverence for the Eucharist at his installation on Friday at St. Mary’s parish in New Haven, Connecticut. In consecrating his administration of the Knights of Columbus to St. Joseph, Kelly pointed to the saint as the protector of Jesus – and called on…

Archbishop Lori: Knights of Columbus must be at the forefront of Eucharistic renewal

Archbishop Lori: Knights of Columbus must be at the forefront of Eucharistic renewal

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, called on the Knights not only to “support” but also to “be in the forefront” of a national Eucharistic Revival project to be presented to the U.S. bishops next week. At his address during the Knights of Columbus state deputies meeting in New…

The story of St. Anthony of Padua’s only approved apparition

The story of St. Anthony of Padua’s only approved apparition

CNA—Catholics may know St. Anthony of Padua as a Franciscan friar, a Doctor of the Church, and the patron saint of lost items – but only one person has ever seen St. Anthony in an approved apparition. In 1664, Szymon the weaver – hailing from the little Polish village Radecznica – encountered St. Anthony in…

Vatican Change of Plans: No Mass with Pope Francis for Biden

Vatican Change of Plans: No Mass with Pope Francis for Biden

CNA—President Joe Biden’s attendance at early morning Mass with Pope Francis has been nixed from an early plan of the June 15 meeting of both leaders, a reliable Vatican source told CNA. President Biden, who is in Europe for several high level meetings, is taking off the morning of June 15 to meet Pope Francis…

Biden Seeks to Gut Hyde Amendment

Biden Seeks to Gut Hyde Amendment

Lifesite News—When President Biden began assembling his Cabinet, several commentators predicted that his presidency would be something of an Obama third term. But now Biden has broken further from those predictions in his budget proposal by gutting the Hyde Amendment — a long-held and popular policy that prevents federal taxpayer dollars from directly funding abortions.…

Beware Your Habits!  Biden, G7 Leaders: Abortion, Abortion, Abortion — and WE pay for it!

Beware Your Habits! Biden, G7 Leaders: Abortion, Abortion, Abortion — and WE pay for it!

According to reports in mainstream media, Lifesite News and elsewhere, G7 leaders—including ‘Catholic’ president Biden—adopted an agreement promoting the ongoing relentless killing of unborn babies through choosing to support and foster abortion worldwide. These G7 leaders—including ‘Catholic’ President Biden—agreed to support abortion as part of “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” and to advance “gender…

A Real-Life St. Thomas More: Kentucky Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Support Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

A Real-Life St. Thomas More: Kentucky Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Support Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

Kentucky District Attorney General Daniel Cameron is one example among many outstanding lawyers tucked away in towns and states nationwide, and some in other countries, who are standing in the footsteps of the great Saint Thomas More, former Chancellor of England under King Henry VII. These are lawyers in a position of influence and are…

Anchorage, Alaska: Ed and Cathy Rasmuson Awarded Papal Benemerenti Medal

Anchorage, Alaska: Ed and Cathy Rasmuson Awarded Papal Benemerenti Medal

The North Star Catholic—On May 17, Archbishop Bellisario presented the Benemerenti Medal to Ed and Cathy Rasmuson during vespers at Holy Family Old Cathedral in Anchorage. It was a special recognition bestowed by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, to the Rasmusons for their lasting and exceptional service to the Catholic Church and the people of…

Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates

Why I Stopped Hiring Ivy League Graduates

WSJ—I’m not inclined to hire a graduate from one of America’s elite universities. That marks a change. A decade ago I relished the opportunity to employ talented graduates of Princeton, Yale, Harvard and the rest. Today? Not so much. As a graduate of Haverford College, a fancy school outside Philadelphia, I took interest in the…

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti: Nun stabbed to death by three teenage girls is beatified

Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti: Nun stabbed to death by three teenage girls is beatified

CNA—An Italian nun who was stabbed to death by three teenage girls was beatified on Sunday, after Pope Francis declared her a martyr, killed “in hatred of the faith.” Sr. Maria Laura Mainetti was beatified on June 6, the anniversary of her murder, in Chiavenna, the northern Italian town where she was killed in the…

The Holy Spirit: The Power and Glory of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity and how it transforms us

The Holy Spirit: The Power and Glory of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity and how it transforms us

Crisis—Upon entering St. Peter’s Basilica, facing the visitor, like some sunburst, is the Great Altar. It is spaced majestically beneath Bernini’s massive baldachin, held up by four thick, twisted columns, identical to the ones in Solomon’s Temple—clearly a sign that the typological figures of the Old Testament had come to fulfillment in the immolation of…

First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200: Baltimore’s Basilica Cathedral of the Assumption

WSJ—Baltimore’s Bishop John Carroll had a decision to make. It was 1805, and the diocese then encompassed the entire U.S. Years before, Pope Pius VI had urged Carroll to build a cathedral church. But what kind of building would it be? And what would it say about American Catholics? His choice would set American Catholicism’s…

St. Junipero Serra, Founding Father offers a vision to overcome American acrimony

St. Junipero Serra, Founding Father offers a vision to overcome American acrimony

WSJ—The San Gabriel, Calif., Fire Department and Archdiocese of Los Angeles recently confirmed what many had long suspected: The fire that almost destroyed Mission San Gabriel Arcángel last year was arson. John David Corey Jr., 57, was charged with the crime last week and faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted. Founded in…

Finally! Lifesite News Reports Fr. George Rutler cleared of all False Accusations by NY District Attorney

Finally! Lifesite News Reports Fr. George Rutler cleared of all False Accusations by NY District Attorney

Lifesite News—A New York District Attorney (D.A.) has thrown out allegations of assault against well-known priest Fr. George Rutler. LifeSiteNews learned this morning [May 28, 2021] that the D.A. had found the accusations of a female security guard against Rutler to be “baseless.” This news has been confirmed by New York parishioner Jonah Bergman, who…

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

BBC—A court has fined 12 Australian media groups a total of A$1.1m (£600,000; $840,000) for their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. The outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018, which banned them from reporting the verdict at the time. A judge rejected arguments that their news…

Hospitals and Health Centers Face Layoffs and Huge Deficits

Hospitals and Health Centers Face Layoffs and Huge Deficits

Looks like “essential healthcare workers,” many of whom endured to help patients in need in spite of uncertain disease risk and varying spikes in severe cases of Covid, now may face layoffs and reduced hours.  It turns out that hospitals and healthcare services racked up millions of dollars of debt during the past year, due…

“Your bishop wants to kill you!” : Willingly working in one of the most dangerous places in the world, One Priest Inspires Beyond Words

“Your bishop wants to kill you!” : Willingly working in one of the most dangerous places in the world, One Priest Inspires Beyond Words

“Your bishop wants to kill you” When priest friends of Fr. Innocent Sunu learned of the newly ordained priest’s first parish assignment in Madagali, Nigeria, they warned the new priest that his bishop was trying to kill him. But Fr. Innocent Sunu saw it differently. In fact this young priest waived his right to refuse…

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