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The Good News: Pro-life Congressman Steve Scalise Win Republican Vote, Will Be GOP Speaker Nominee & More News Stories. . .

The Good News | October 12, 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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DAILY BIBLE VERSE:  LUKE 19:10

“For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost.”  –Luke 19:10.

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PRO-LIFE CONGRESSMAN STEVE SCALISE WINS REPUBLICAN VOTE, WILL BE GOP SPEAKER NOMINEE

Republican Congressman Steve Scalise has been nominated as the GOP candidate for House Speaker in a private vote, replacing Kevin McCarthy.

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DONALD TRUMP FOLLOWERS TARGETED BY FBI AS 2024 ELECTION NEARS

The FBI has created a new extremist category to monitor potential violence by Trump supporters during the 2024 Presidential election. The FBI must balance protecting Americans’ constitutional rights with combating domestic terrorism. Most of the bureau’s anti-government investigations are focused on Trump supporters, which could provoke activists. The FBI needs to operate cautiously, given opposition from Congressional Republicans.

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CONSERVATIVES DISTURBED BY CLINTON’S CALL FOR ‘DEPROGRAMMING’ TRUMP SUPPORTERS: ‘PURE AUTHORITARIANISM’

Conservatives have criticized Hillary Clinton’s suggestion of a formal deprogramming of Trump supporters, which was made during an interview with CNN. Clinton expressed concern over extremist Trump supporters’ hold on the Republican Party and called for measures to address this issue. Her suggestion was criticized by prominent conservatives and GOP lawmakers.

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BISHOP STRICKLAND’S PASTORAL LETTER #6 REGARDING THE ERROR OF UNIVERSALISM

This letter reminds us that Jesus Christ is our only Lord and Savior and that we must repent of our sins and seek to follow Him more closely each day. Let us take this message to heart with great joy and do our best to grow closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus every day.

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THE EUCHARIST IN TIMES SQUARE: PROCESSION WITH FATHER MIKE SCHMITZ DRAWS THOUSANDS ON NYC STREETS

5,000 Catholics attended the Eucharistic procession in New York City, organized by the Napa Institute as part of the Principled Entrepreneurship Conference on Oct. 10, 2023. Father Mike Schmitz encouraged attendees to bring the message of Jesus to the public and comprehend His Eucharistic Presence, also inviting them to acknowledge God’s Glory like Jonah and Simon of Cyrene.

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UPDATE ON SATURDAY TERRORIST ATTACKS ON ISRAEL: MORE THAN 1,200 KILLED, INCLUDING 22 AMERICANS

The Israeli Embassy to the U.S. said on Wednesday that more than 1,200 were killed and more than 3,000 injured as a result of the attack. The scale of the casualties and victims, which include women, children and the elderly, makes this one of the largest terrorist attacks since 9/11.

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MIRACLES CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AT THIS MARIAN SHRINE IN WISCONSIN

The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin was miraculously not destroyed by a 1871 fire that killed thousands, leading people to believe that Our Lady of Good Help had intervened. Since then, people have experienced miraculous healing and cures when visiting the chapel, although these are not guaranteed. Such miracles serve as evidence of God’s continuing presence and love.

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FR. JAMES MARTIN’S ‘OUTREACH’: A CLOSER LOOK

‘Outreach,’ an LGBTQ pressure group operating under the name “Catholic,” opened its doors to much fanfare amid the secular and leftist Catholic press in 2022. In its first months of operation, the group has focused exclusively on tearing down Church resistance to the “Pride” and “trans” agendas. Learn the whole story here.

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THE CARDINALS AT THE SYNOD ON SYNODALITY: A PRELUDE FOR THE NEXT CONCLAVE?

The Synod on Synodality lets cardinals build opinions and alliances, but few are public-facing, and <50% of eligible voters attend. Pope Francis picked 15 cardinals, including US reps and Roman Curia heads. The synod could produce papal nominees, but its importance relies on discussion quality.

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SISTERS ISSUE APPEAL FOR ‘SAFE RELEASE’ OF 3 NUNS WHO WERE ABDUCTED FROM NIGERIAN DIOCESE

Three Catholic nuns, a seminarian, and a driver were abducted whilst travelling to a funeral in Nigeria. The kidnappers have requested a ransom for their release. The religious orders to which the abductees belong have requested prayers for their safe release. Nigeria is experiencing insecurity due in part to extremist group Boko Haram.

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MAP EXPLAINER: THE GAZA STRIP

Recent attacks on Israel by Hamas have placed the Gaza Strip firmly in the spotlight of the global news cycle.  While conflict in that part of the world is thoroughly covered in headlines and news stories, more basic facts about Gaza receive less attention. With this infographic, we aim to fill in some of those gaps, including demographics, infrastructure, and more.

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FIREBOMBED PRO-LIFE PREGNANCY CENTER FILES FACE ACT LAWSUIT

Eight pro-life activists were convicted of FACE Act charges in the past three months alone.

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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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