“Go into all the world & share the Good News” Mark 16
Today’s Mass Readings.
SAINT OF THE DAY
Saint Martin de Porres
HOW YOU CAN OFFER A PLENARY INDULGENCE FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY NOV. 1-8
Annually in November, the church provides the faithful with the chance to grant a plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory.
THINK TANK RELEASES ROADMAP FOR STATES TO PROTECT KIDS FROM PORN
The American Principles Project has called for stronger measures to protect minors from online pornography, including strengthening existing state laws, pursuing state-by-state progress, and enacting federal legislation. Despite eight U.S. states passing age verification bills, the authors argue that these laws are insufficient. An 83% majority of Americans reportedly support age verification laws.
DEMOCRAT PRIMARY RESULT THROWN OUT AFTER VIDEO OF BALLOT STUFFING SURFACES
Surveillance footage revealed possible ballot stuffing in a Connecticut Democratic primary, prompting concerns about election legitimacy and a call for a new election. This incident underscores the issue of election fraud and the significance of fair and transparent elections.
NEW PAPAL DOCUMENT READS LIKE A CONCLUSION IN SEARCH OF AN ARGUMENT
The recent Motu proprio, known as Ad Theologiam Promovendam, appears to prioritize the ambitions of progressive theologians when analyzed through the lens of present-day theological discussions.
THE RUPNIK CASE: HOW IS THIS STILL HAPPENING?
The Vatican has removed the time limit for accusations against former Jesuit Fr. Marko Rupnik, who has been accused of various abuses by over two dozen women. The handling of the case, including Rupnik’s ability to preach to the pope and be incardinated in a Slovenian diocese despite credible accusations, has been criticized for harming the Church’s reputation and ability to spread the Gospel.
PRAYING FOR POPE FRANCIS
While I am unable to engage in a discussion with the Holy Father, I can still exercise some control by praying.
LAY CATHOLICS ARE BRINGING PILGRIMAGES EXPERIENCES TO THE USA
Perpetual Pilgrims will embark on a 6,500-mile pilgrimage, visiting holy sites along the way. The founder of Modern Catholic Pilgrim shares more about this journey.
100% PROOF SPIRITS? G.K. CHESTERTON AND BELIEF IN GHOSTS
The shift from “belief” and “faith” to “proof” and “evidence” when discussing seasonal ghost stories is indicative of a larger spiritual crisis in our society. This phenomenon was first identified by G.K. Chesterton over a century ago.
SEVEN PRACTICAL WAYS TO PRAY FOR THE DEAD DURING HOLY SOULS NOVEMBER
November is dedicated to praying for the souls in Purgatory, who undergo purification after death to attain holiness to enter Heaven. This practice is encouraged in Catholic spirituality, with prayers, good works, and the holy sacrifice of the Mass helping to alleviate their suffering.
BROOKLYN BISHOP ‘APPALLED’ OVER MUSIC VIDEO SHOT IN CHURCH, WILL INVESTIGATE
Sabrina Carpenter’s music video filmed at Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church violated the church’s filming policies with violent scenes and provocative dancing, causing controversy and prompting an investigation by the diocese. The church is unique for serving Lithuanian Catholics and offering the only weekly Sunday Mass in Lithuanian in the New York metropolitan area.
DESANTIS SUGGESTS RNC NOT NOMINATE TRUMP IF HE’S CONVICTED
Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida and GOP presidential candidate, believes that Donald Trump should not participate in the Republican primary if convicted in ongoing legal cases to avoid defeat in the 2024 election. Despite being behind in polls, DeSantis promised to support the party’s chosen nominee.
NEARLY 100 OHIO CHURCHES LEAVE UMC AMID HOMOSEXUALITY SCHISM
More than 100 Ohio United Methodist Church congregations have departed due to policies regarding same-sex unions and clergy in same-sex relationships. In recent years, over 6,600 congregations have left, and the UMC West Ohio Conference allowed disaffiliation and addressed budgetary issues.
SENATE DEMS TARGET PRIVATE CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS OVER DONATIONS
Senate Democrats are targeting private citizens in an effort to manipulate the Supreme Court. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, led by chairman Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), announced on Monday that they will vote to subpoena Harlan Crow and Robin Arkley, who have donated money to conservative Supreme Court justices and Leonard Leo.
ARE THESE THE BEST AND WORST STATES FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?
Illinois boasts the highest number of religious-freedom safeguards in the United States, whereas West Virginia has the lowest, as per a new analysis.
HOLLYWOOD STAR DAVID HENRIE SHARES PICTURES OF HIS KIDS DRESSED UP AS SAINTS FOR HALLOWEEN
David Henrie, known for his roles in family-friendly content and best known for his role on Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”, shared photos of his children dressed up as saints for Halloween. The post went viral, with social media users praising the family’s witness and the children’s costumes. Henrie is a practicing Catholic.
OUTRAGE: THE GREAT COVID LAB CATASTROPHE
Senator Rand Paul’s book discusses the Wuhan laboratory scandal, proposing that Covid-19 was designed for maximum transmissibility in humans. Dr. Anthony Fauci’s role in funding the lab and managing the pandemic’s origin perception is also mentioned.
COMMUNION & LIBERATION: FORMER US LEADER ACCUSED OF ABUSING MINORS
The Communion and Liberation ecclesial movement has officially recognized that its former leader in the United States has been accused of sexual and psychological abuse against young adults and minors. Additionally, the movement’s officials failed to respond appropriately to the allegations when they first arose.
YES, ISSUE 1 WOULD ENDANGER OHIO’S PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT LAW
Ohio’s Issue 1 aims to legalize abortion in the state’s constitution, which pro-lifers argue could put existing pro-life protections at risk, including Ohio’s parental-involvement law. The proposed law could allow minors to obtain abortions without parental consent, as judges can overturn the existing parental-consent law.
CALIFORNIA’S ADAM SCHIFF HAS ACTUALLY BEEN LIVING IN MARYLAND FOR TWO DECADES, DOCS SHOW
California Congressman Adam Schiff allegedly claimed his Maryland home and California condo as primary residences to lower his tax bill, despite living in Maryland for the past 20 years. Schiff denies the allegations, citing his family’s move to Maryland to spend more time together while he worked in D.C. He is currently running for a California U.S. Senate seat.
SAM BANKMAN-FRIED CONVICTED OF $10 BILLION FRAUD AS HIS PARENTS LOOK ON IN TEARS, CAPPING CRYPTO KING’S EPIC FALL
Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, has not been convicted of any charges related to fraud or conspiracy.
WE FOUND A DEM CONGRESSWOMAN’S OLD BLOG AND IT HAS SOME TROUBLING CONTENT
As Iran-backed terrorists continue their attacks against Israel on multiple fronts more than three weeks after Hamas massacred in excess of 1,400 innocent people in Israel, the number of Democrats who have publicly defended the terrorists responsible for the violence continues to grow.
BROKEN HOMES NEED CHURCH FATHERS
The Church has a responsibility to act and advocate for broken homes. Research has shown that single-parent households are linked to higher rates of substance abuse, criminal activity, suicide, and poverty.
DEMONETIZED, ANGRY, AND READY TO TELL BIG BROTHER TO GET STUFFED
Google’s “dangerous or derogatory content” label has impacted author revenue, including work on sensitive topics. To avoid demonetization, the author suggests using VIP sections and urges readers to support truth-telling by becoming VIP patrons.
ENDLESS WAR AND THE QUEST FOR PEACE
Those “progressives” who put their faith in the perfectibility of Man are invariably made to look stupid by the very future that they idealize and idolize. Take, for instance, H. G. Wells, whose monumental Outline of History was rooted in a naïve optimism about the nature of man and the power of science to usher in a future golden age. It was Wells who wrote The War That Will End War, which was published in 1914, at the beginning of World War One.
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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