Attention Catholic School Teachers and Homeschoolers: Annual History Essay Contest, Cash Awards

Attention Catholic School Teachers and Homeschoolers: Annual History Essay Contest, Cash Awards

The Annual History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Catholic Textbook Project textbook publishing company, is now underway! All Catholic private, parochial, and homeschool students in grades 4-12 are invited to participate. “It’s a great way for students to sharpen their history and writing skills. Plus, there are prizes for winners and for their schools!” says…

Historic Moment:  Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

Historic Moment: Franciscan Friars Return to Site of Christ’s Baptism After More Than 50 Years

CNA—For the first time in over 54 years, the Franciscan friars of the Custody of the Holy Land were able to offer Mass on their property at the site of Christ’s baptism, located in the West Bank. The Mass for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was said in the Church of St.…

Victory for Religious Freedom in New York

Victory for Religious Freedom in New York

(January 8, 2021 – New York, New York) Religious freedom received validation this week from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of two Catholic priests, two Catholic school students, and four Orthodox Jewish individuals who are suing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Thomas More Society attorneys are representing…

More than 267 Chinese Apps Banned in India due to security danger

More than 267 Chinese Apps Banned in India due to security danger

News conglomerates may ignore reporting, or rolls their collective eyes at President Trump’s January 5 2021 Executive Order banning eight more apps and software with ties to the communist Chinese government, citing severe security risks, but for perspective keep in mind that India has banned no less than 267 Chinese apps! See List of Chinese…

Executive Order Banning investment in Eight More Apps with Ties to Communist Chinese Government, due to Severe Threat of Private Information Tracking

Yesterday, January 5, 2021, President Trump signed an Executive Order banning investment in eight (8) apps with ties to Communist China and its egregious tracking and security threat factors. Here are the total list of 8 additional apps banned from U.S. transactions: Alipay CamScanner QQ Wallet SHAREit Tencent QQ VMate WeChat Pay WPS Office Here…

SAINTS AT WORK: Padre Pio Overcame Suffering with Hope, says Italian journalist

SAINTS AT WORK: Padre Pio Overcame Suffering with Hope, says Italian journalist

CNA—More than 50 years after the death of Padre Pio, one of the last journalists to interview the saint has reflected on the saint’s hope and suffering. Renzo Allegri, the author of the biography “Man of Hope,” visited the Italian saint a year before he died in 1968. He said Pio’s suffering was difficult to…

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of Saint Joseph”

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of Saint Joseph”

Vatican News—With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” beginning on the Feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December…

Things you’d never thought you’d EVER hear:  “Amen and Awoman” at the end of prayer…

Things you’d never thought you’d EVER hear: “Amen and Awoman” at the end of prayer…

The recently-opened 117th Congress experienced what could be considered the most laughable prayer ever uttered if it was not in the context of such a serious platform. Representative Emanuel Cleaver from Missouri was sworn in on Sunday, and led a prayer in front of Congress to conclude the process. Ordinarily, this would be an appropriate…

David Shestokas:  Ten People Who Need to Know that America is Watching Them

David Shestokas: Ten People Who Need to Know that America is Watching Them

For a little background on David Shestokas, he is an attorney licensed in IL and FL and author of Constitutional Sound Bites .He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University and J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, while serving on the The John Marshall Law Review. He studied law at…

IS THE VACCINE MORAL?

IS THE VACCINE MORAL?

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen time and again just how much the so-called “experts” don’t know. There have been ongoing disagreements among medical researchers and the public health community with their ever-changing predictions. The experts say… For the first few months, we were told to stay home, avoid beaches and…

Saint John Henry Newman’s Christmas Invitation

Saint John Henry Newman’s Christmas Invitation

Saint Cardinal John Henry Newman gives us a wonderful Christmas reflection on the Shepherds, who where the first to whom the Birth of Our Saviour was announced on that history-changing night. This great saint invites you and I to echo in our hearts what drew Our Lord to these shepherds in the first place—lowliness and…

Focused Protection from COVID-19: The Great Barrington Declaration

Focused Protection from COVID-19: The Great Barrington Declaration

“As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists, we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.”  So reads the opening statement of the Great Barrington Declaration. From October 1-4, 2020, the American Institute for Economic Research hosted a…

A Late Advent Message from The Lord

A Late Advent Message from The Lord

As the end of Advent approaches, the Office of Readings features some final admonitions from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. On the one hand they console; on the other, they challenge us to remain firm. Isaiah addressed a people in exile who still awaited the first coming of the Lord. Today, these texts speak…

A Christmas Gift: Life-Giving Nourishment for Both the Body and Soul

A Christmas Gift: Life-Giving Nourishment for Both the Body and Soul

The Pontifical Swiss Guard’s elegant “The Vatican Christmas Cookbook” is infused with the Spirit of Christmas with 100 recipes, stories and pictures that are an integral part of the Vatican Christmas narrative. In this beautifully illustrated book, authors David Geisser and Thomas Kelly have again successfully linked our physical and spiritual needs to food –…

Trouble in Paradise: Hawaiian court to consider whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue

Trouble in Paradise: Hawaiian court to consider whether baseless lawsuit against Oahu churches will continue

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing two Hawaii churches are well-prepared for this Friday’s hearing (December 4, 2020) in state trial court regarding a baseless lawsuit that two atheists filed before leaving the state years ago. The two activists filed suit to oust the churches since they didn’t like that local public schools allowed the two…

See and Hear for Yourself – A Taste of Election Realities: The Long Tail

See and Hear for Yourself – A Taste of Election Realities: The Long Tail

Even in a world bombarded with sound bytes and tweets, the long tail story — the truth — still wins the day.  Eventually those who care about the truth of an issue want to know the full story, the true story. And those who care about truth will search beyond mainstream news and agenda-driven “infomercials”…

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

“Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.” —C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man The Rutherford Institute—Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic with its veiled threat of forced vaccinations, contact tracing, and genetically…

Former Chief Pfizer Science Officer, head of Global R&D speaks out about COVID-19

Former Chief Pfizer Science Officer, head of Global R&D speaks out about COVID-19

In a eye-opening, fresh perspective video linked below, British journalist Anna Brees interviews Michael Yeadon, Ph.D., a former vice-president and chief scientific adviser of the drug company Pfizer and founder and CEO of the biotech company Ziarco, now owned by Novartis. Yeadon, who currently resides in France, discusses a number of concerns from a fact-based…

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

CNA—Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, respectively, in prison. They had each pled guilty last month to taking part in an…

Catholic Marketing Network announces the launch of the interactive online CMN Marketplace

Catholic Marketing Network announces the launch of the interactive online CMN Marketplace

Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) president Alan Napleton this week announced the official launch of organization’s “CMN Marketplace.” “For over a quarter of a century, CMN has been the premiere membership network to support the success of Catholic businesses and ministries,: says Napleton, although it originally launched as a trade association between Catholic retailers and vendors.…

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