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The Good News: Pro-life Republican Jeff Landry Flips Democrat State, Wins Louisiana Governor Race & More News Stories. . .

The Good News | October 16, 2023 | by Catholics for Catholics

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DAILY READINGS

Today’s Mass Readings.

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SAINT OF THE DAY

Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

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PRO-LIFE REPUBLICAN JEFF LANDRY FLIPS DEMOCRAT STATE, WINS LOUISIANA GOVERNOR RACE

Republican Jeff Landry has won the Louisiana gubernatorial election and will replace Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. Landry campaigned on a pro-life platform, highlighting his 100% voting record with National Right to Life during his time in Congress. He defeated pro-abortion candidate Shawn Wilson and is expected to uphold Louisiana’s protections for unborn children and their mothers..

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NOTRE DAME PRESIDENT REVEREND JOHN I. JENKINS TO STEP DOWN AFTER 19 YEARS

Rev. John I. Jenkins, the current president of Notre Dame University, is leaving his position after almost 20 years, and his successor is yet to be announced. Jenkins, a priest from Congregation of Holy Cross, was acknowledged for enhancing research, diversity and ensuring in-person education during the pandemic. Nevertheless, he was criticized for a few of his decisions, including providing former President Barack Obama with an honorary degree and approving a homosexual film festival on campus. Jenkins will resume his duties in teaching and ministry after the 2023-2024 academic year.

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NIKKI HALEY: “I THINK THERE’S ROOM FOR A FEDERAL LAW” PROTECTING BABIES FROM ABORTIONS

Nikki Haley, a Republican presidential candidate, has stated that she would sign a law protecting babies from abortion if elected president. Some have criticized her for pandering to her conservative base, while others have praised her commitment to life. Haley opposes abortion and has received strong support from pro-life voters and advocacy groups throughout her campaign.

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HOW JOE BIDEN BROUGHT THE WORLD TO THE BRINK: A STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT

The Epoch Times opinion piece contends that President Joe Biden’s lack of leadership in foreign policy caused instability in previously stable regions, emboldened Tehran allies, and undermined America’s global leadership, leading to the current Gaza crisis. The authors suggest that the solution is to have a stronger president with resolute leadership to repair the damage.

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DESANTIS: EVERY REPUBLICAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT SHOULD PLEDGE U.S. CANNOT ACCEPT GAZA REFUGEES

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), a 2024 presidential candidate, said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he believed every Republican candidate should pledge not to “accept people from Gaza into this country as refugees.”

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FLORIDA JUDGE SLAMS ‘TRANSGENDER IDEOLOGY’ IN DEFENSE OF TEACHER FIRED OVER PRONOUNS

A judge in Florida has called transgender ideology a new secular faith and supported a science teacher who refused to use male pronouns for a biologically female student. The judge recommends that the state’s Education Practices Commission exonerate the teacher, but the commission has the power to discipline her.

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HOLY LAND, U.S. BISHOPS CALL FOR DAY OF PRAYER, FASTING ON OCTOBER 17

Catholics worldwide have been urged to fast and pray for peace in the Holy Land on October 17th. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has joined the call for a day of prayer, which is a response to ongoing violence and destruction. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has called for prayer with Eucharistic adoration and the recitation of the Rosary to the Virgin Mary.

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HANDFUL OF SLACKERS PARALYZE CONGRESS

Republicans are unable to achieve anything in Congress and have held two failed votes to nominate a replacement House Speaker after eight Republicans joined Democrats to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy. The GOP’s failure to elect a new Speaker may lead to government dysfunction, causing moderate Republicans to partner with Democrats to restart the House.

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GEORGETOWN WELCOMES . . . SATAN

No, this is not some kind of conservative’s crack about Jesuits. If only. Georgetown is hosting an event with “the Executive Ministry of the Satanic Temple” this coming Monday night in the name of “dialogue”

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD PERMANENTLY CLOSES ANOTHER ABORTION BUSINESS

Planned Parenthood has closed nine facilities in Iowa after a 40 Days for Life campaign, leaving the organization struggling. The latest to close is the Council Bluffs location, which is the 146th of its kind to shut down after a 40 Days for Life event. Campaigners that had been praying for years for the facility to be abolished celebrated the news.

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WHY ST. GERARD SPENT HOURS IN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

St. Gerard, we ask for your intercession in helping us to deepen our devotion and love for the Holy Eucharist. May we follow your example of spending time before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and may we grow in our appreciation of this priceless gift that Jesus has given us. Help us to recognize Jesus’ true presence in the Eucharist and to receive Him frequently with gratitude and reverence. St. Gerard, pray for us and for all those who seek to grow in their love for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.

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MINNESOTA WOMAN WHO ADVOCATED FOR PALESTINIANS WAS MURDERED BY HAMAS

American-Israeli citizen Cindy Flash and her Israeli husband, Igal Flash, were killed during the recent Hamas terrorist attack on Israel. Cindy was known for advocating Palestinian rights, and the couple lived on a communal kibbutz near the Gaza border. During the attack, they were killed while seeking shelter in a safe room, as terrorists used explosives and guns. Their deaths were among 1,300 fatalities, with Cindy being among 27 US citizens killed, making it one of the deadliest attacks on Americans since 9/11.

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A BRAZILIAN CATHOLIC DISCOVERS TRADITION

The Brazilian highlights the importance of Catholic tradition and liturgy as a means to strengthen faith, despite the Church’s poor reputation. The Brazilian advises looking towards the Church Fathers and traditional liturgy for spiritual nourishment, and reminds readers that supportive communities may exist outside of religious leaders. The Brazilian encourages readers to continue pursuing their faith journey.

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IS THE OCCASION OF SIN A SIN?

We discusses how an occasion of sin makes it easier to commit sin but is not inherently sinful. People become responsible for moral danger if they intentionally enter into an avoidable situation that facilitates sin. To maintain a friendship with Christ, people should avoid harmful situations or relationships and focus on knowing, loving, and following Christ to prevent moral danger.

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CIVILIZATIONAL SUICIDE

Harvard University is influenced by decolonization and critical race theory on the school’s coursework and initiatives, such as the “Decolonize Harvard” campaign that connects Palestinian rights with the university’s decolonization. This ideology is violent and is part of a worldwide plot to eradicate civilization.

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A BLUE COLLAR ANSWER TO PROTESTANTISM

The Church is the Body of Christ and rejecting it means rejecting Jesus. The Church’s divine authority should be recognized despite being made up of fallible humans. Separating Jesus from the Church endangers salvation and only recognizing the church’s authority allows us to follow Jesus and receive His fullness.

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MORE PRO-HAMAS THAN HAMAS

The extreme pro-Hamas rhetoric, demonstrated by some American university campus groups, should be condemned due to its celebration of violence against innocents. This suggests calling this kind of behavior “Hamas-apologism” or “pro-terrorism,” and calls for campus administrators to take action against these groups.

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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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