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Thank goodness, somebody rescued all those lost Ohio votes!!!

Headline: Ohio race just got closer after county finds hundreds of uncounted votes.

Me: Finally, Americans doing the election meddling that Russians aren't willing to do. #americafirst


*subhead*Ugh*subhead*

Notre Dame Refuses to Revoke Honor of McCarrick -For Now

Last week, The Catholic University of America withdrew the honorary degree it had awarded to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick over a decade earlier. Fordham University had done the same earlier. In light of the very serious allegations that he abused an underage altar boy and the fact that the charges were found "credible and substantiated" by the Archdiocese of New York and Pope Francis asked for his resignation, it is clear that this is the correct move.

But it was announced yesterday that the University of Notre Dame will NOT revoke the honorary degree it awarded him -at least not yet. Why? The pope has taken action, very serious action, so why is this not enough to inspire the university to take a similarly serious action and revoke the honor it bestowed on McCarrick in 2008?



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*subhead*Why?*subhead*

#goodparentingproblems

My 18 year old daughter asked if she could stay out until 1 am tonight. "What! No way! Are you crazy? Why?" was my completely rational reaponse in my completely rational tone.

She responded that she was going to adoration and nobody is scheduled to take the hour after her so she thought she would stay until the next person came.

Oh, well ok then. #goodparentingproblems


*subhead*Adoration.*subhead*

Well, We're Not Talking About the Abuse Crisis Today

Well, you've got to give it to Pope Francis. We're not talking about the sex abuse crisis today.

Lifesitenews:

BREAKING: Pope Francis changes Catechism to declare death penalty ‘inadmissible’
catechism, catechism of the catholic church, catholic, death penalty, pope francis
Editor's Note: See LifeSiteNews columnist Peter Kwasniewski's reaction to today's news: "Pope Francis’ change to Catechism contradicts natural law and the deposit of Faith."
ROME, August 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has revised the 1992 Catechism promulgated by Pope St. John Paul II, to teach that the death penalty is “inadmissible” and that the Church “works with determination for its abolition worldwide.”


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Court Says Catholic Adoption Agency Must Adopt Modern Sexual Standards

Religious freedom? Tolerance? I don't think those words mean what they think they mean.

CNS News:

Earlier this month, in a first-of-its-kind case, a federal judge ruled that a Christian adoption provider’s religious freedom claims must submit to the government’s sexual and moral standards. Catholic Social Services simply wanted to continue serving Philadelphia’s needy children in accordance with its beliefs, as it had for decades, but the city severed ties with the group when it refused to violate its faith and agree to place children in homes without both a mother and a father. Aside from the preliminary problem of considering a religious organization to be a public accommodation (usually reserved for commercial establishments), the trouble truly started when the court analyzed the organization’s free exercise claim.

As the court recognized, the Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission requires cases such as this to “be resolved with tolerance.” But the court then proceeded to settle this one with significant intolerance toward Catholic Social Services.
Make no mistake they are coming. They will not stop. They'll say that the government has the right to determine who it gives contracts to but what they're doing is discriminating against Catholics. And as the government gets larger and larger that will leave a smaller place in the public sphere for religious organizations to exist.



*subhead*Freedom.*subhead*

The Worst Most Perfect Catholic Story of 2018

Controversy about who's singing what for the Pope.

This is it! It's the perfect story to precisely encapsulate our era of deranged self absorption, lunacy, and apathy. It couldn't be better. Put this story in a time capsule and if anyone ever wants to truly understand how things were going in 2018, just dig it up and appreciate this topsy turvy headspinningly awful story that I'm about to lay on your mind and soul.

The Irish Post reports that a Catholic guy who was the runner-up on a popular talent show called "You're a Star," which I assume is similar to American Idol, was upset that the guy who actually won the contest was asked to perform for Pope Francis because the guy publicly endorsed a "yes" vote on abortion in the recent referendum.

You won't believe what happens next>>>



*subhead*Controversy.*subhead*

Massachusetts Dems Call Pro-Abortion Bill the "NASTY WOMEN ACT."

Nothing like taking what they say is a "very serious women's rights issue that should be between a woman and her doctor" and name it to mock Donald Trump. These people are so twisted over Trump's win that they've forgotten that they're supposed to pretend they actually care about people.

Catholic News Agency
:

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have passed new legislation that would ensure abortion remains legal in the state should the Supreme Court ever overturn Roe v. Wade. The full title of the bill is the “Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women Act,” but has been shortened to the “NASTY Women Act.”
The bill overturns an 1845 law that made “procuring a miscarriage” illegal. That law, and other similar laws in other states, were rendered null after the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to abortion in its decision in Roe v. Wade.
Laws outlawing abortion remain on the books in several states. Abortion advocates fear that, should the Supreme Court reverse itself, they would come back in to force automatically.

The title of the bill is a reference to a comment made by then-candidate Donald Trump during a presidential candidates debate on Oct. 19, 2016. Trump referred to Hillary Clinton as a “nasty woman,” and the phrase then became a rallying cry among some female Clinton supporters.



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Wait, I Thought the Abuse Crisis Had Nothing to do with Homosexuality

WaPo: "The Catholic Church is enabling the sex abuse crisis by forcing gay priests to stay in the closet."

Me: I remember when it was verboten to say the abuse crisis stemmed from homosexual priests. But now that it's being used to attack Church teaching, I guess it's ok?

*subhead*Attack.*subhead*

Netflix to Film ‘American Jesus’ Series on Reincarnated 12-Year-Old Christ

Netflix to make show about a 12 year old who discovers he's Jesus reincarnated. What could go wrong?

Breitbart:

Netflix announced Tuesday its plans to roll out a series based on a 12-year-old boy who discovers he has reincarnated as Jesus Christ.
“He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead,” according to the network’s description of the show, which is based on a 2009 comic book series.

Mark Millar, the comic book creator of hits Kick-Ass and Kingsman, wrote the story that inspired the series as part of his Millarworld empire, which was purchased by Netflix in August 2017.

“These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting,” Millar said. “This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”
“American Jesus” will be run as a multilingual (Spanish/English) series and will explore how a modern-day Jesus deals with “the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making.”

The show’s IMDB page describes American Jesus as “an exploration of Christianity in every faction of American Life, from the bread line to the yoga studio, from the humble churches of snake handlers to the mega churches of the ex-urbs.”
To the yoga studio? Wait, what?

You know, I'm starting to think Hollywood doesn't really like Christians all that much. Next thing you know they'll have James Gunn directing.

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Notre Dame Has Learned Nothing

Proving that they've learned absolutely nothing from the scandal when they honored President Barack Obama in 2009, the University of Notre Dame recently honored former Indiana Gov. Joseph Kernan with one of its highest honors despite his public advocacy for the legalization of abortion.

The university honored Kernan with its 2018 Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., Award, "in recognition of his significant contributions to the University of Notre Dame and his country," according to a press release from the university. While a politician, Kernan famously insisted that as a Catholic he was "personally opposed" to abortion but remained an advocate for keeping it legal. This line of thinking, of course, is absurd and immoral.

The honor for Kernan is at least partly fitting, because it was on the campus of Notre Dame that New York Governor Mario Cuomo established his indelible print on American politics and Catholicism by infamously promulgating the argument that a Catholic politician can, in good conscience, personally oppose abortion while politically fighting to establish its legality. The past three decades have borne the terrible fruit of that speech.


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*subhead*Cuomo to Kernan.*subhead*