But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 10:59

Abortion, a Lightening Rod for 2020?

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Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House in Montgomery on May 14, 2019.REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

“What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it. At least be forthright...

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Leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden thinks Americans have an “obligation” to foot the medical bills of illegal aliens.  Now where did he get that idea?  AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta 

“I think that anyone who is in a situation where they’re in...

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Pope Francis addresses joint session of Congress, September 2015.  

I like the alternate media, don’t get me wrong. I have great respect for those who, with little fanfare and even less pay, put themselves out there as bloggers and YouTubers, as Podcasters and independent...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence.  Fred Reed rightly criticism these neo-conservatives for their belligerent foreign policy and tendency to conflate U.S. interests with those of Israel, but misses the mark when recommending an alternative. 

“Pence A...

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Tuesday, 30 April 2019 11:14

MAGA’s Dead, Long Live the Empire

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MAGA’s dead. Long live the empire.

Three years ago, during the last presidential election cycle, many Americans found in Donald Trump a candidate whose ideas resonated with them. Trump was an outsider, we were told. He cared about forgotten Americans. The sort of people who lived in...

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In 2016, America Magazine, a Jesuit publication, quoted Archbishop Francisco Moreno Barrón of Tijuana, Mexico saying, “The last thing we need is another wall.”  To which one is tempted to respond, “That depends on who you mean by ‘we.’ “

For we wrestle...

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Migrants charge the US border at San Ysidro, CA, November 2018.

Have you ever noticed that, no sooner does someone complain about the high cost of welfare for illegal immigrants, but cries of “Illegal immigrants aren’t eligible for welfare!” cascade from on high in an attempt to...

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We’re often told that death and taxes are the only things certain in this life. Perhaps we should add a third item to this list: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) taking the wrong side on the immigration issue.

As the USCCB whines in its latest press release, “Bisho...

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“It is my firm conviction that the pro-life movement has been a convenient, effective tool in the hands of the Roman Catholic Church leadership in their drive to desensitize the average Christian to Rome’s heresy, idolatry, and blasphemy.”

    – Pastor...

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Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:13

Should Christians Support ‘Unplanned’?

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Just to dispense with one item upfront, I have not seen the movie Unplanned, nor, despite the many encouragements from various conservatives to support the film, do I intend to.

To be clear, my lack of support for Unplanned is not because I’m pro-abortion. Far from it. I’m pro-life

I...

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Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration, is pictured in a 2017 photo. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Nothing is more permanent than Temporary Protected Status (TPS). If you doubt it, consider that over 200,000 Salvadorans still have temporary...

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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) promised a migrant invasion of the United States and he actually delivered.  How many politicians can say that?

“Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world...

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Saturday, 06 April 2019 13:36

Rome Watch #1: Be Still My Heart

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.

This post is the first of what I intend to be a recurring series on this blog, the purpose of which is to shed light on the anti-Christian beliefs and activities of the Roman Catholic Church-State.

Having spent some time over the past year studying...

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Sunday, 31 March 2019 11:29

Venezuela, Russia and the Monroe Doctrine

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1896 political cartoon depicting the Monroe Doctrine.

“In this administration, we’re not afraid to use the phrase ‘Monroe Doctrine.’ This [Venezuela] is a country in our hemisphere; it’s been the objective of presidents going back to Ronald Reagan to have a...

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While the Trump administration has decided to focus its efforts to combat illegal immigration on building a border wall, it has largely remained silent on the issue of birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.

But while Trump has largely passed over this issue, today’s...

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You gotta fight for your right to migrate.  Then Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s remarkable promise to fight for the right of everyone in the whole world to migrate to the US is what first prompted me to write this series beginning in June 2018.

Mexican...

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The Israelite army defeats the armies of Sihon and Og.

And the children of Israel said to him, “We will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more” (Numbers21:19).

“The...

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Sir Robert Filmer

“The Prime duties of the second table [of the ten commandments] are conversant about the right of property. But if property be brought in by a human law (as Grotius teacheth), then the moral law depends upon the will of man. There could be no adultery or theft, if women and...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 12:09

Do the Democrats Want to Start a Race War?

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Nancy Peolsi wants to study reparations.

Do the Democrats want to start a race war?

That, by the way, is a serious question. And it’s not at all clear to me that the answer is no.

So why do I bring this up now? In short, it seems to be the hip, new DNC talking point.

Oh, it’s not that the...

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English political philosopher Sir Robert Filmer, c. 1588-1653

“[F]or it is not possible for the wit of man to search out the first grounds or principles of government (which necessarily depend upon the original of property) except he know that at the creation one man alone was made, to whom...

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 14:23

Rome and the Green New Deal

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Roman Catholics themselves and graduates of Jesuit Boston College, unveil the Green New Deal, February 7, 2019.  Alex Wong/Getty Images   

So I finally started reading the Green New Deal (GND) tonight in preparation...

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Thomas Aquinas, official philosopher of the Roman Church-State and conduit for  the unbiblical notion of the universal destination of goods, an idea central, not just to the Social Teaching of the Church, but to Rome’s destructive doctrine of migration.  A doctrine that the...

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Thomas Aquinas, official philosopher of the Roman Church-State and conduit for  the unbiblical notion of the universal destination of goods, an idea central, not just to the Social Teaching of the Church, but to Rome’s destructive doctrine of migration.  A doctrine that the...

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Pope Francis holds mass in Juarez on the U.S.-Mexico border, February 17, 2016.  Shortly afterward, Francis attacked then presidential candidate Donald Trump for his promise to build a border wall to prevent illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. 

“We can no longer sustain...

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