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The Good News: Pro-Life Group Endorses Congressman Jim Jordan for Speaker & More News Stories. . .

The Good News | October 18, 2023 | by Catholics for Catholics

“Go into all the world & share the Good News” Mark 16

DAILY READINGS

Today’s Mass Readings.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

Saint Luke the Evangelist

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PRO-LIFE GROUP ENDORSES CONGRESSMAN JIM JORDAN FOR SPEAKER

SBA Pro-Life America endorsed Jim Jordan because of his consistent pro-life stance, which has gained traction with grassroots conservatives who have changed their views on his nomination. Jordan has criticized the Justice Department’s supposed weaponization against pro-life supporters and also written to the FBI Director about the alleged targeting of Catholic Americans because of their religious beliefs.

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SHOULD THE LAITY IGNORE THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY?

Lay Catholics are not obligated to pay attention to the Synod of Bishops or the Synod on Synodality, according to Michael Liccione. He advises that lay Catholics should only pay attention to the papal document these synods generate and not follow the daily movements of Church officials advising the pope. It is better to focus on authoritative doctrinal and disciplinary statements.

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SENATE GOP CONFERENCE CHAIR JOHN BARRASSO ENDORSES ARIZONA’S KARI LAKE FOR SENATE

John Barrasso has endorsed Kari Lake for the US Senate in Arizona, praising her communication skills and potential to address issues faced by the state. Lake is running against Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb in the Republican primary, and Barrasso’s endorsement comes after Lake met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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SECRETS OF THE SAINTS: FIVE POWERFUL PRAYERS TO JESUS IN THE EUCHARIST

The Eucharist is central to our Catholic faith. The saints who have gone before us share a common love for Jesus in the Eucharist. Inspired by their deep devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, some saints have composed prayers that help the faithful draw closer to Christ.

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THE MEDIA RUN WITH HAMAS PROPAGANDA ABOUT A BOMBED HOSPITAL

Hamas uses propaganda as their primary weapon, even though they are well-armed due to Iran’s support. They spread false claims like Israel killing 900 people in a Gaza hospital, however, the rocket came from Gaza and destroyed Hamas’ own headquarters. As the media tends to advance the Palestinian narrative, the world always supports Palestine, which forces Israel to withdraw from conflicts.

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“THE BEST WEAPON”: A PRIEST’S 7 PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT THE POWER OF PRAYING THE ROSARY

“The Rosary is the best weapon.”

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J.D. VANCE: U.S. MUST ‘STOP IMPORTING PEOPLE’ WHO ‘SUPPORT TERRORIST KILLERS’

Republican lawmakers have requested national immigration policy changes due to recent anti-Israel demonstrations; the proposed adjustments aim to decrease funding for terrorist-supporting organizations, halt admission for extremist-minded individuals, terminate visas for those who side with Hamas, and limit visas for those possessing a Palestinian Authority passport.

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HOMOSEXUAL ACTS CAN’T BE APPROVED OR CELEBRATED BY THE CHURCH, HERE’S WHY

The Church follows Holy Scripture, natural law, and Sacred Tradition, and does not accept the society’s demand to accept homosexual acts. Homosexual acts are considered sinful, and the Church suggests living a chaste life for individuals with same-sex attraction. Sexual intercourse outside heterosexual marriages is banned. In the face of opposition, the Church will uphold its values and offer repentance to those who seek it.

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THE ENTIRE PREMISE OF TRUMP’S J6 TRIAL IS AN AFFRONT TO FREE ELECTIONS AND RULE OF LAW

Donald Trump cannot discuss his trial, witnesses, court personnel, or Special Counsel Jack Smith, which could affect his campaign against President Joe Biden and the Justice Department. The charges are based on his view of the 2020 election, which may indicate free speech issues, and the trial could potentially undermine the Constitution, free elections, and the rule of law.

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THE ROSARY HAS CHANGED HISTORY, & IT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN

The Battle of Lepanto, won by the Holy League over the Ottoman Empire after prayer and spiritual preparation. The victory was attributed to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Pope established a feast to commemorate the triumph, which is now known as the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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A LAWLESS JUSTICE SYSTEM IS THE PERFECT TOOL FOR CRIMINALIZING OPPOSITION TO DEMOCRATS

The Democratic Party’s actions have caused a lawless society in the US that enables political prosecution through too many laws and regulations. The expansion of executive agency powers has led to a government without limits, resulting in tyranny that harms opposition parties like Trump. This society’s nature means it could lead to political oppression and the abuse of power.

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WHAT IS IT LIKE INSIDE A CLOISTERED MONASTERY?

A cloistered monastery or convent is a place where monks and nuns dedicate themselves to prayer, silence, penance and work, following a rule of life that helps them to seek God and serve Him with their whole being, separated from the outside world. These monasteries have an architecture and layout that favor community life and intimacy with the Lord.

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NIKKI HALEY BACKTRACKS ON SUPPORTING RESETTLING PALESTINIANS ACROSS U.S.

Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, has changed her position on resettling Palestinian refugees in the US, from initially supporting it to opposing it. Her changing views on refugee resettlement are highlighted by her initial support for Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement plan, which she later criticized, and her initial criticism of Trump’s travel ban, which she later supported.

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THEOLOGIAN AT SYNOD ON SYNODALITY: THERE’S ‘TOO MUCH EMPHASIS’ ON PRIESTESSES

Renée Köhler-Ryan believes the Church should focus on supporting families and working mothers instead of women’s ordination. Participants at the Synod on Synodality discussed reinstating the female diaconate, but it is still being studied. The goal of the Synod on Synodality is to enhance synodality in the Catholic Church.

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PRO-LIFE GROUPS SUE SAN ANTONIO AFTER IT FORCES RESIDENTS TO FUND ABORTIONS

Pro-life groups have sued the city of San Antonio for using taxpayers’ money to fund abortions that go against people’s religious and moral beliefs. The lawsuit targets the city’s “Reproductive Justice Fund,” which would offer grants to groups that cover the travel expenses of pregnant women who leave the state for abortions. The plaintiffs allege that this violates Texas law.

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ST. PAUL SEMINARY CHAPEL WRECKOVATION (1988)

St. Mary’s Chapel at the St. Paul Seminary was a beautiful example of Byzantine-Romanesque architecture and was praised by many. It underwent renovation in 1988 which caused damage to its interior, including the destruction of the Carrara altar. The chapel was left in a state of disarray, but restoration efforts are underway to restore it to its original glory, based on the intended design of the original architect and Archbishop.

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NUN TAKES OUT ENVIRONMENTALIST WITH AMAZING FLYING TACKLE

A religious Sister slams a leftist who opposes the construction of a Catholic sanctuary in Ardèche, France.

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PERPETUAL ADORATION LIVE FROM THE TYBURN CONVENT, LONDON, ENGLAND

Catholics for Catholics aims to provide easy access to nuns or monks for prayer requests, as this resource is no longer easily available due to various factors. The organization believes that prayer is essential for the soul and wants to reconnect people with these prayerful individuals who spend their lives in devotion.

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