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The Good News | November 1, 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

All Saints Day

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NOVEMBER: PRAYING FOR THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Jennifer Gregory Miller discusses the significance of praying for the departed during November 1-8 and how it helps them feel connected to their loved ones. She also mention the comfort provided by the Church’s teachings during times of loss and acknowledge their personal connection to the topic due to the recent passing of their father.

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ANHEUSER-BUSCH SALES IN US FALL OVER 13% IN Q3

Anheuser-Busch InBev has experienced a 13.5% drop in Q3 sales in the US due to a controversial marketing campaign featuring a transgender influencer. Despite global sales in other regions increasing, the company’s EBITDA decreased by 29.3%, and its overall revenue grew by 4% to $15.6bn.

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SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS, NOVEMBER FIRST

Through the intercession of Your saints, O Lord, may I tread the way of holiness courageously.

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COURT CHALLENGES TO KEEP TRUMP OFF 2024 ELECTION BALLOTS BEGIN IN TWO STATES

Legal attempts to stop Donald Trump from running for president in 2024 are gaining momentum with active cases in Colorado and Minnesota. If the cases are successful, the final ruling may depend on the Republican-appointed majority in the Supreme Court. At the same time, Trump is facing four criminal charges as he plans to challenge President Biden in the 2022 election.

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LITANY OF THE SAINTS

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. . .

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PRO-LIFE MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR TATE REEVES SIGNED THE BILL THAT OVERTURNED ROE, VOTE FOR HIM

The Democratic Governors Association is investing $4 million to back Democrat Brandon Presley and beat Republican Governor Tate Reeves in the Mississippi governors’ race. Despite uncertainty around Mississippi’s conservative views influencing the outcome, the party’s national wing, along with Stacy Abrams, are endorsing Presley. The DGA’s motivation behind this may stem from Mississippi’s recent decision to overrule Roe v. Wade, seeking accountability.

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NATION’S LARGEST CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FINED RECORD $38M FOR MISLEADING STUDENTS ON TUITION COSTS

Grand Canyon University has been fined $37.7m by the US Department of Education for inaccurate tuition fee information regarding its doctorate programmes, with only 2% of students completing within the advertised price range. The move aims to increase transparency and honesty in American higher education, as part of the larger efforts towards accountability.

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VATICAN AGREES TO REVIEW CLOSURES OF TWO ST. LOUIS PARISHES AMID ARCHDIOCESAN RESTRUCTURING

The archdiocese stated that there is no fixed period for the Vatican to review the decrees; however, a verdict might take numerous months. The St. Louis parishes’ appeals to the Vatican are not uncommon in the US.

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CANADIAN DEATH CULT

America’s northern neighbor has euthanized tens of thousands of its citizens.

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A SAINT TO HELP YOU GET SOULS FROM PURGATORY TO HEAVEN

The month of November is dedicated to providing tribute to the Holy Souls. This Saint is an inspiration and a friend, who is always there to assist us in our devotion.

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FEMALE MARTIAL ARTS COMPETITORS DROP OUT OF TOURNAMENT IN FEAR OF SAFETY AGAINST TRANSGENDER ATHLETES

NAGA has updated its transgender policy after female competitors withdrew from a jiu-jitsu tournament due to safety concerns. Men competing in women’s sports has caused debate. Biological females will have their own division in NAGA, and transgender females must compete in the men’s division.

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THE GREAT ‘GREEN ENERGY TRANSITION’ THAT WASN’T

The EV industry has not learned from the failure of the Ford Edsel that customers cannot be forced to buy products they don’t want, despite government subsidies. EV sales have remained under 10% for two years, while clean energy funds are decreasing in value. 80% of energy still comes from fossil fuels, and Exxon and Chevron investing in drilling in Texas suggests that there is no actual global transition towards green energy.

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EVENTBRITE HANGING UP, BLOCKING CALLERS WHO ASK ABOUT PRO-HAMAS LISTINGS

Eventbrite is facing backlash for banning a speech while permitting pro-Hamas rallies. Kevin Hartz denied the Hamas listings and was hostile when asked about it. The company did not respond to requests for comment and callers who asked about terrorism listings were hung up on.

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MINDFULNESS IS NOT PRAYER

Dr. Randall B. Smith stresses the significance of authentic prayer that entails asking God, in faith, to assist those who are suffering. He mentions the diverse types of prayers offered during Mass and advocates offering genuine assistance or prayer, instead of just mindfulness, to those seeking aid at the Church.

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A MAP OF NEW ORLEANS CHURCHES SET TO CLOSE OR MERGE PARISHES

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is merging and closing parishes, as well as repurposing church buildings, due to economic challenges arising from declining membership, increasing expenses, and costly sex abuse settlements. The changes will take effect on July 1 and will take two years to finalize. Some members of the affected communities are protesting the decision, citing the historical and cultural significance of church buildings.

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WHAT IS A MODEL OF A MODEL OF A MODEL? “CLIMATE CHANGE”!

William Briggs criticizes the surplus of certainty in the scientific community resulting in bad decisions and misleading models. He specifically discusses a study about a surge in cardiovascular deaths due to extreme heat and highlights the numerous nested models involved and their uncertainties. Mr. Briggs suggests that scientists should communicate uncertainties and avoid over-certainty.

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HOW TO BRING PEACE TO THE WORLD? START WITH SACRAMENTAL CONFESSION, CARDINAL SAYS

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza stressed that peacemaking should begin with ourselves through the sacrament of confession. He highlighted the commemoration of those who died in war as an opportunity for hope. Piacenza explained that forgiveness through confession can strengthen the body of Christ, and it can extend to the rest of the world. He also pointed out that the Church is made up of all members and that forgiveness is open to everyone.

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FRANTZ FANON, ORACLE OF DECOLONIZATION

Ell Lake discusses academics and intellectuals who support violence against Jews and Israel, providing examples of professors who sympathize with Hamas. She argues against Frantz Fanon’s belief that violence can liberate, stating that it leads to justification for anti-Semitism. She emphasizes the historical context of Israel’s establishment and criticizes the normalization of violence against Jews as a means of mass murder.

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RANKED-CHOICE VOTING IS THE MONSTER UNDER THE BED OF AMERICAN ELECTIONS

According to a new report, ranked-choice voting is a scheme by the Left to reduce the number of voters and increase the number of Democrats elected.

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THREE SIMPLE THINGS I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT DATING

Claire Collins shares advice based on her past experiences, focusing on the importance of a strong foundation in a relationship, being honest about red flags, and not neglecting God’s call for holiness in the present while waiting for a successful relationship in the future.

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VIRGINIA SCHOOL DISTRICT REMOVES SEXUALLY EXPLICIT BOOKS TO KEEP FOCUS ON LITERACY

Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Virginia is emphasizing literacy and parental involvement while removing sexual education materials. With the removal of 37 books containing violent and sexual material from the library, Superintendent Mark Taylor aims to maintain a safe learning environment for students, despite the presence of such books elsewhere. Taylor has urged the public to vote and pray during local elections.

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KANSAS JUDGE BLOCKS SEVERAL STATE PRO-LIFE LAWS AHEAD OF 2024 TRIAL

According to Kansans for Life, the judge’s ruling has left the women of Kansas at a higher risk of being exploited by the abortion industry.

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INFAMOUS ABORTIONIST TRUE CRIME DISPLAY HEADS TO OHIO ON TOUR, FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS

The Evidence exhibit is raising awareness about the risks of abortion facilities across the US by exhibiting the crimes of Kermit Gosnell. Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhiney are associated with the display, which coincides with Ohio’s state referendum on whether to make abortion a constitutional “right.” The exhibit sheds light on the victims Gosnell perpetrated, as well as the deplorable conditions of his facility.

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NETHERLANDS IS EUTHANIZING PEOPLE JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE AUTISM

The study discovered that in the Netherlands, individuals under the age of 30 who suffer from autism and intellectual disabilities have been euthanized, with autism cited as the reason by five individuals. This can lead to inadvertent cruelty when euthanasia is deemed a legitimate way of easing suffering, potentially including factors such as loneliness. As a consequence, vulnerable groups may feel coerced to choose death over life, posing a significant risk.

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VIRGINIA AT AN ABORTION CROSSROADS: NOV. 7 ELECTION COULD SERVE AS A REFERENDUM ON A 15-WEEK LIMIT

Virginia’s upcoming election is significant for both Democrats and Republicans as it is a test case for abortion limits. Republicans are proposing a 15-week limit, which Democrats label as a ban, while Republicans contrast it with Democrats’ supposed desire for unlimited abortions. The election’s importance lies in the 140 divided legislature seats. It is unclear whether Youngkin’s abortion stance will reflect his popularity.

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HAMAS ATTACK ON ISRAEL ELEVATED TERROR RISK TO US TO ‘A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL’: FBI

FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned that the US faces a greater risk of terror attacks following the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, with foreign terror groups such as al-Qaida and ISIS calling for such attacks. In addition, there are domestic violent extremists who might target Jewish or Muslim communities, according to Wray.

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THIS IS POPE FRANCIS’ PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Pope Francis asked for prayers during November to gain strength and hear the Holy Spirit so he can aid the Church without giving up his humanity. He notes most popes fear judgment and kindly asks for support and feedback while he serves, and his prayer video is shared by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

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MAPS: TRACKING THE ATTACKS IN ISRAEL AND GAZA

An analysis of satellite imagery has revealed extensive damage or destruction to tens of thousands of buildings in Gaza, encompassing at least 25% of all northern Gaza buildings. This offers a detailed view of the far-ranging devastation caused by the recent Israeli bombing, which lasted for several weeks.

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PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION FROM OUR LADY OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SHRINE, MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY

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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