The Trump Admin is on fire this week.
After declaring it to be “National Sanctity of Human Life Day”, Trump announced that he will attend the 47th March for Life this Friday.
In a statement issued yesterday, Trump wrote:
“On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.
“As a Nation, we must remain steadfastly dedicated to the profound truth that all life is a gift from God, who endows every person with immeasurable worth and potential.
“My Administration is also building an international coalition to dispel the concept of abortion as a fundamental human right. So far, 24 nations representing more than a billion people have joined this important cause.”
Do you hear that? It's the troll tears of abortion fanatics everywhere.
The D.C. March for Life is 47 years old, and never has a U. S. President been in attendance.
See you on Friday...Big Crowd! https://t.co/MFyWLG4HFZ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2020
Real or imagined quid pro quos notwithstanding, Trump is the most pro-life president since Roe v. Wade. Thank God, and Trump 2020!
Class action filed against United States Conference of Catholic Bishops seeking accountability for deceptive solicitation and misuse of charitable donations
For immediate release
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Contact: Marc R. Stanley
Stanley Law Group (Dallas, TX) filed a class action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island against United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for misleadingly soliciting millions of dollars in charitable donations that were diverted into private investments.
The lawsuit alleges that USCCB routinely asks Catholics throughout the country to donate money to the annual Peter’s Pence collection to “help victims of war, oppression, natural disaster, or disease,” but the money actually goes into funds which invest in such ventures as luxury condominium developments and Hollywood movies. Plaintiff David O’Connell claims USCCB is liable under theories of common law fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Edward Pentin: MUNICH — Lay faithful from around the world stood for an hour in silent prayer in the center of the Bavarian city of Munich today to ask Pope Francis and Germany’s bishops for “clarity and coherence” and an end to “dissimulation and deception.”
The group of around 130 laity, including Germans, Italians, Americans, Austrians, Brazilians, Canadians and Chileans, made the appeal due to concerns about the German bishops’ two-year “synodal path” that fully gets underway with its first general assembly on Jan. 30.
Editor’s Note: The Vatican, perpetually awash in embarrassing nonsense, is erupting in a new scandal over what’s now considered a “controversial” book on priestly celibacy.
The story is changing rapidly. As we went to post this article today, reports had it that Pope [Emeritus—sorry!] Benedict XVI is demoting his name from co-author to “contributor” in the new book: From the Depths of Our Hearts.
A “source close to Benedict” (read: Msgr. Ganswein, the presumed Pope Francis II—You heard it here first!!) is, quite frankly, pitching a little fit over Cardinal Sarah’s claim that Benedict co-authored the book. And Benedict has reportedly requested the English publisher of the book, Ignatius Press, to remove his name as co-author.
Assuming that anyone cares, and nobody does, those of us who have been around the block a couple of times are coming down with Cardinal Sarah on this one. But not to worry, I’m sure that collaboration between Benedict and Sarah could be easily overlooked by someone as busy working to save souls as is Bishop Ganswein (note the ‘holy man’ sitting to the right of His Holiness):
With or without actual circus performers, the Circus that is the post-Conciliar Vatican is really outdoing itself, replete with bearded ladies, two popes, snake charmers, the whole bit! The asteroid can't come soon enough. MJM
“I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, not just a series of events that have happened to me, one I can stand back and look at and recognise my own handwriting all over, sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I’ve carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t of been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose. To choose when to have my children and with whom.” - Actress Michelle Williams, Golden Globes 2020
Remnant Reader's Comment:
Babies Make Dreams Better
by Andrea Tardiff
I was definitely saddened by Michelle Williams’ Golden Globes speech. And I am so proud to know so many women standing against the lie that children can be sacrificed on the altar of success. However, some of the response from fellow pro-lifers has included the phrase “babies don’t keep us from our dreams” and that sentiment seems a little off to me.
I think a better phrase might be “babies refine our dreams”.
Accepting children does put limitations on us. Being a mother is probably the hardest work I have ever done. There are honestly certain things I cannot do in the season of life with very little ones. They currently take up most of my energies. It requires us to put a particular person above our own wants and desires.
So, sometimes we may have to forgo a dream or desire (sometimes permanently or sometimes temporarily) in order to care for the ones we love and to nourish the family that God has given us. We often have to make sacrifices in the moment for what is good. Or we realize a particular dream wasn’t such a good one after all because our priorities have changed for the better.
Babies can help us refine our dreams. They can help show us what’s truly important. They can show us that the fame and success we desired was misplaced or selfish. They can show us that people mean more than things. They can show us we aren’t here on Earth for ourselves, we’re here for others. They can show us that sex is more profound and meaningful than casual encounters. They can show us innocence and at the same time they can mirror our own weaknesses or test the limits of our charity.
I thought I was a pretty selfless person before kids. However, my children have shown me I have a long way to go in actually being a patient and charitable person.
Babies show us what really matters in life. They help us to dream bigger and better dreams than the world gives us.
Andrea Tardiff and her daughter
WHEN THE LEADERS of Caritas Internationalis – the Catholic Church’s umbrella organisation overseeing charitable aid in 200 countries - sent Fr. Luk Delft to take charge of operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) they had already been informed by a psychologist that the priest had to be kept away from children. In fact, Nicole Winfield reports at Associated Press that Delft already had a criminal conviction on charges of pedophilic sex abuse in his native Belgium, though he had received only a suspended sentence. The priest had been forbidden by the court to have contact with children for ten years.
In a public statement November 21, Michel Roy, former Caritas secretary-general (2011-2019) denied having known about Delft’s criminal conviction until this year, but said he had “been informed in 2017 by a therapist that Delft shouldn’t be in contact with children.”
We're greatly encouraged to read the recent interview of Archbishop Viganò, posted at InsideTheVatican.com a few days ago.
As faithful Catholics struggle to effectively confront the crisis in the Church and, with breaking hearts, to keep up with the spoof going on inside the Vatican, Archbishop Viganò emerges as both a ray of hope and voice of sanity.
Viganò has been living in silence—his own words—and yet keeping a shrewd eye on Francis Revolution. The upcoming Amazon Synod, as represented by the gosh-awful Instrumentum Laboris (IL), garnered a special rebuke from the Archbishop.
Mark Shea and Tommy Lee -- two washed up peas in a has-been pod
Behold the fearless haters of Donald Trump. Righteous in their resolve, they’ll do anything to help the world understand how woke they are. Some of them—the few, the proud, the goateed—will go so far as to cuss and swear about it in front of God and everybody.
Each a rock star in his own right, these two bodacious boomers are going where every be-gauged, tattooed, Starbucked, social justice warrior has gone before—to the cliched heights of profanity-laced Trump bashing.
These guys mean business!
School may be out for the summer, but the lingering pall of the standardized test hangs over playgrounds, summer camps and amusement parks like a rainy day at a picnic.
Recently, celebrities were caught bribing and swindling the college admissions system to get their prodigy accepted into top universities. Since then an illuminating light has been focused upon the collegiate admissions process and in this particular case, the illustrious SAT exam.
Interested to know more about the event which invited The Remnant’s Editor halfway around the world?
The symposium was the result of many meetings between a French “legitimist” Catholic and a Japanese priest who is back in his native country heading up the first traditional Catholic mission there since St. Francis Xavier’s in 1549.