Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

CNA—A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday by two non-Texas residents, in what appears to be the first legal action taken since the law took effect this month. A Texas pro-life group has criticized the lawsuits, however, calling them “imprudent” and “self-serving.”…

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CNA—Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises, the Justice said in a lecture Thursday. “My nuns and my grandparents lived out their sacred vocation…

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

CNA—The U.S. House of Representatives this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand throughout pregnancy. The deceptively named “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755), introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), recognizes the “statutory right” of women to have abortions. It also states the “right” of…

Quick Facts About the Miracle of Liquefaction of the Blood of Saint Januarius

Quick Facts About the Miracle of Liquefaction of the Blood of Saint Januarius

On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy. Traditionally, on this day and on two other occasions a year, his blood, which is kept in a glass ampoule in the shape of a rounded cruet, liquifies. According to documentation cited by the Italian…

BOOK REVIEW: Digging Your Way to a Good Life

BOOK REVIEW: Digging Your Way to a Good Life

A Book Review of Ken Rusk’s Blue Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life— I had the good fortune of working in the construction industry as a bricklayer’s labor during my college years. It was very hard work, but it enabled me to develop physically beyond belief, work with…

GOD BLESS TEXAS: The First State to Ban Abortions in 49 Years!

GOD BLESS TEXAS: The First State to Ban Abortions in 49 Years!

Sept 2, 2021 update— Late last night, the U.S. Supreme Court DENIED an emergency motion filed by Planned Parenthood to stop enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act while lower-court litigation continues. It was a 5-4 decision, with Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett in the majority. Chief Justice Roberts joined the liberal minority. You…

THIS is What Olympic Winning Looks Like – Interior and Exterior!

THIS is What Olympic Winning Looks Like – Interior and Exterior!

Lifesite—After Helping Athletes Choose Life, Allyson Felix Wins More Olympic Medals Than Any Woman in Track History Allyson Felix, a U.S. athlete dedicated to supporting mothers and children, just set an Olympic record as the most decorated female track athlete in history. The AP reports Felix won her 10th Olympic medal on Friday – a bronze –…

University Defends Aborting More Black Babies for Body Parts for Research: It’s to Foster the “Inclusion of Minorities”

University Defends Aborting More Black Babies for Body Parts for Research: It’s to Foster the “Inclusion of Minorities”

Lifesite—The University of Pittsburgh is defending newly exposed documents showing that it sets racial quotas for the aborted babies whose organs are harvested for scientific research. Earlier this week, Judicial Watch and the Center for Medical Progress discovered that the university has racial targets for the organs it harvests from aborted babies in documents they obtained from a Freedom of Information…

St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil

St. John Vianney’s Roadmap for Crushing Evil

Crisis—“If there were only three like you in France, I would not be able to set foot there,” said Satan to a future saint serving as a parish priest. St. John Vianney (1786-1859), also known as the Curé of Ars, is the patron saint of parish priests, and his deep sanctity sheds light on what…

Catholic Faith Important to US Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky and teammate Phoebe Bacon

Catholic Faith Important to US Olympic medalist Katie Ledecky and teammate Phoebe Bacon

CNA—American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky will be leaving Tokyo with four medals, making her the most decorated female swimmer of all time – and her Catholic alma maters are proud. In the Olympic games in Tokyo, Ledecky, 24, won the gold medal in the first-ever women’s 1,500-meter freestyle, as well as in the 800 free.…

Archbishop Cordileone Named Prior of Historic Order of Catholic Knights

Archbishop Cordileone Named Prior of Historic Order of Catholic Knights

CNA—Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was recently named the new prior of a historic order of knighthood. Cordileone will serve as principal chaplain to the U.S. delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George. The Order is an organization of Catholics who prioritize the propagation of the faith and support Catholic education,…

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

Catholic gymnast Simone Biles makes triumphant return to Olympics

CNA—Although the Tokyo Olympics did not go as planned for Simone Biles, the Catholic 24-year-old gymnast made a triumphant return to competition on Tuesday and will leave Japan with two medals. Biles had been favored to win as many as five gold medals in Tokyo, but withdrew from four events after revealing that she was…

FASTING: Something concrete and powerful we can do while the world goes crazy

FASTING: Something concrete and powerful we can do while the world goes crazy

The Eleventh Annual Napa Catholic Conference included a practical but very profound talk on the subject of fasting by Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., of The Busch School of Business at Catholic University of America. The Bible is full of references to fasting, especially at critical times during a person’s life, especially necessary along with…

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

CNA—More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal dollars to subsidize abortion coverage. “Abortion is not health care, and American taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize it,” the senators said in the letter. The members included Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith…

Hyde Amendment Falls in House, What will U.S. Senate do?

Hyde Amendment Falls in House, What will U.S. Senate do?

Lifesite News—House Democrats passed the first bill ever to eliminate the Hyde Amendment and force Americans to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions. On a 219-208 vote, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats passed spending bills that, unless blocked by the Senate, would eliminate the Hyde Amendment and other longstanding pro-life policies that prevent…

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions

Statement of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defending efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions July 22, 2021 — Let me repeat: no one can claim to be a devout Catholic and condone the killing of innocent human life, let alone have the government pay for it. …

Risks of Social Media: Advice from Fr. Norbert at St. Michael’s Abbey

Risks of Social Media: Advice from Fr. Norbert at St. Michael’s Abbey

From St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, Fr. Norbert Wood, O.Praem, recently warned of some dangers we face in today’s avalanche of social media, and how to manage these risks in a worthwhile contemporary human life. Focus on what’s important in life Fr. Norbert emphasized that the overwhelming use of social media makes it very…

All Things Made New: Napa Institute Summer Conference Overview

All Things Made New: Napa Institute Summer Conference Overview

The Eleventh Annual Napa Catholic Conference was held July 22-24, 2021, with an impressive lineup of Catholic speakers on the theme “All Things Made New.” The conference included Mass and a wide range of talks, including religious and spiritual topics, lots of commentary on current Church and world events, apologetics and some very practical subjects…

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…

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