Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Monday, February 22, 2016


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Marco Rubio: Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders as POTUS Would be a "Disaster"

Trump Praising Planned Parenthood's "Good Things" Like Praising KKK for Its "Good" Parts

George Soros Spending Over $21 Million to Replace Scalia With a Liberal Activist

Unearthed Video: Joe Biden Says Senate Shouldn't Vote on Lame Duck SCOTUS Nominees

Cecile Richards: De-Funding Planned Parenthood "Hurts Expectant Mothers and Newborns"

"Girl Meets World" Star Rowan Blanchard Calls Planned Parenthood President Her "Role Model"

Man Burns Pregnant Girlfriend Alive Because He Didn't Want to Become a Father

Woman Who Had Two Abortions: My Babies Understood Why I Was Aborting Them

Catholic Leader: Cut Ties With Girl Scouts Over Its Planned Parenthood Connection

Frederick Douglass Would Have Denounced Pro-Abortion #BlackLivesMatter Propaganda

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EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

How Catholics remembered Justice Scalia at his funeral Mass

Trump wasn't the only one disappointed in the Pope's Mexico trip

Trump, Pope Francis and the American Catholic Struggle

Kalamazoo bishop offers prayers, Mass in wake of shooting spree

Should Catholics #FeelTheBern?

Mother Angelica still in 'delicate' condition, fellow nuns ask for prayers

Cardinal Newman's Life and Work Provides 'Needed Vision' for Catholic Schools and Colleges

Irish bishops urge Catholics to press election candidates on abortion issue

Finding Healing After Miscarriage

Are You Living The Spirit of Lent?

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Antonin Scalia: An American Originalist

No, the Pope Is Not "Bossing Around" the U.S. on Border Wall

Fighting Temptations as God's Beloved

Christ and the Longing for Peace

Why I'll Stay Catholic Even if the Whole World Turns Against Us

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

Why Does the Chair of Peter Matter?

The Chair of St. Peter and the Apollo Moon "Hoax"

Alfred Hitchcock's most Catholic films

Today's Mass Readings

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A Three-Man Race After South Carolina: What We Learned

Primary 2016: The Pause that Refreshes

Jeb Bush and the Death of a Dynasty

Following Jeb's Exit, Nevada Senator Heller Endorses Rubio

How the Rubio Camp Sees a Path to the Nomination from Here

GOP candidates chart different paths as race goes national on Super Tuesday

Once Again, Cruz Campaign Caught Pushing Fake Smear of Rubio

Why the Cruz Campaign Spent Sunday Questioning Whether Rubio Likes the Bible

One month ago Trump certain Rubio eligible, today not so much

Weimar America


Dana Perino asks question of the day about Hillary's (lack of) media access

'Thoughts and prayers are not enough': DNC chair wastes no time in making Michigan shooting about gun control

'Daily dose of international humiliation': Maddening report on Obama's dealings with North Korea before nuke test

'The irony is strong' with what @TheDemocrats want to 'tell Republicans'

Actor Donnie Wahlberg officially endorses Marco Rubio

'The struggle is real': Obama's golf outing cut short due to inclement weather

Come on, guys - stop being mean. This is a photo of a blimp, not what you're thinking!

Chuck Todd gets a reality check after Trump supporters verbally attack press in GA

Meet the SMARTEST Girl Scout in America #Cookies #Munchies

Who did it better: Hillary Clinton or Rafiki the baboon?

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016


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Clinton Demands GOP OK Obama SCOTUS Nominee: "He's President Whether They Like It Or Not"

Joy Behar: "Racist" Senate Won't Confirm Scalia Replacement Because of Obama's "Color"

Liberal Media Pushes Pro-Abortion Former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as Consensus Nominee

Heartbreaking Ultrasound Shows Dying Twin Baby Holding His Sister's Hand

Viral Video Shows Cute Twin Babies Fighting Over a Pacifier

One of the Biggest Abortion Clinics in Louisiana May Have Closed Its Doors for Good

Michigan Abortionist With Violent Criminal History and Addiction Arrested Again

West Virginia Senate Bans Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

Chinese Hospital May Have Killed Tens of Thousands to To Sell Their Organs for Profit

How to Kill Your Baby? Web Site Offers "20 Tips for Your First Abortion"

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EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

The World Needs a Few More Men Like Justice Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia Embraced as 'Son of Georgetown' by University President, Called 'Bigot' by Professors

No one is beyond God's mercy, Pope tells inmates in Juarez

The moment when Pope Francis got angry in Mexico

Donald Trump's bad Catholic day

Fordham Law Professor Will Argue Texas Case Before Supremes - for Abortionists

The Church and Zika: Inoculation Against Abortion Hysteria

How "Progress" Led to the Dehumanization of Man

Dialogue with Masons? Is There Any Point?

Was Muhammad a False Prophet?

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Faithful Catholic Colleges and Schools Urge Passage of First Amendment Defense Act

What Would Our Ancestors Think of Us?

The Dangers of Contemporary "Authoritarianism"

Pope Francis invokes themes of liberation theology during Mexican visit

Did St. Therese of Lisieux send roses to Pope Francis in Mexico?

Seven Holy Founders of the Servites

Discipline Your Imagination

Sinful Anger: Confronting the Beast Within

10 Ways to Contemplate Christ's Passion

Today's Mass Readings

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Rubio surges back to electrify South Carolina

Cruz's 'Slap in the Face' to Our Military Was Disgraceful - That's Why I Support Rubio

Surprise: Cruz Distorts Rubio's Stance on Gay "Marriage"

6 Blatant Ted Cruz Lies about Marco Rubio

Fearing the 'G' Word, Obama's State Department Turns Its Back on Middle Eastern Christians

The Progressives' Phony Democracy

Why Leftists Want to Draft Women

The 'White Privilege' Lie

Have We Finally Reached Peak Transgender?

'He put on my frilly nightie, and danced around playing his sax.'


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Monday, February 15, 2016


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Marco Rubio Has Always Voted Against Funding Planned Parenthood

Jeb! Bush: "It's Really Not Important to Me" if Senate Schedules Vote on Obama SCOTUS Pick

Liberals Celebrate Death of Pro-Life Justice Antonin Scalia: "He's a Monster"

SCOTUS Expert Thinks Obama Will Pick Pro-Abortion Loretta Lynch to Replace Scalia

University Staffer Who Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Women Resigns, Refused to Apologize

Planned Parenthood Celebrates Black History Month While It Kills Black Babies in Abortions

Pregnancy Center That Helps Women Takes Over Former Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

Judge Refuses to Stop California Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

He Kicked His Girlfriend's Stomach So Hard After She Refused Abortion, He Killed Her Baby

40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign Saves 35 Babies From Abortion Already

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EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

A Great Catholic American: Justice Scalia, RIP

We've Lost One of America's Great Catholic Thinkers and Fighters

Death of Justice Scalia Stirs Sadness - and Fears of a Deadlocked Court

For Antonin Scalia, faith and work did not conflict

How Scalia Inspired a Generation to Defend the Constitution

Is it up to the Supreme Court to save religious liberty?

Did a Massachusetts court ruling essentially ban Catholic schools?

If freedom of speech continues to be eroded, the future will be bleak for the Church

Ghosts in Syria: Christians caught in the war are ignored in the Washington Post

Is It Over Yet? Lessons for Lent

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10 Key Points of the Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Our Man - in Havana?

Two "Brothers": Pope Francis and the Chekist

His Beatitude Sviatoslav disappointed in Joint Declaration; laments Vatican's "weaker team"

The Pope did everything to accommodate Patriarch Kirill, but received little in return

The case for caution over the Pope/Patriarch meeting

Cultivating Silence in Lent

St. Claude de la Colombiere: Apostle of Love and Mercy

On God and George Washington

Today's Mass Readings

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Friday night in South Carolina, Ted Cruz claimed that he and Marco disagree about defunding Planned Parenthood. The facts in Marco's record say otherwise.

This is a desperate politically motivated attack: Marco has a sterling pro-life record, has consistently voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and would make it a priority to protect life as POTUS.

Here's just how dishonest Cruz's attack is: The nonpartisan group National Right to Life has totally rejected it as "inaccurate and misleading."

And pro-life conservatives didn't just reject the attack - they were disgusted by it.

Conservative activists were turned off by it as well:

As Steven Ertelt of tactfully put it:
In the craziness of a presidential campaign, sometimes rumors get started that, with the advent of social media, that take hold and appear to become gospel - even though they're not true. One such Internet rumor is the false claim that pro-life Florida Senator Marco Rubio opposes de-funding Planned Parenthood. This rumor is easy to refute, as Rubio voted not once but three times in recent months for legislation to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Refuting the claim, Jahan Wilcox, a spokesman for Rubio, told TheBlaze: "Marco Rubio has always voted with Tim Scott and Joni Ernst to defund Planned Parenthood and anything to the contrary is false."
In fact, Rubio voted in December for a pro-life bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood, before that he voted for a Planned Parenthood de-funding bill in September, and Rubio also voted in August for a measure to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this year, in exclusive comments to, Rubio said he would sign a bill to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business "immediately" if elected president.
Ertelt also points out that Planned Parenthood has gone on record stating that Marco Rubio is their worst nightmare. He concludes:
It would be a shame if any pro-life candidate lost an election over false rumors that he or she is not pro-life when the candidate has compiled a sterling 100% pro-life voting record, as has Rubio.
On the campaign trail, Teddy claims he is the consistent conservative who voters can trust. However, whether it's immigration, foreign policy, trade, agriculture, or marriage, voters have long since learned that Teddy is more #calculaTED than consistent. Now, as he and his campaign reach for new lows with a series of outright lies and questionable tactics, voters are learning that he can't be trusted.

Teddy's recent questionable tactics and outright lies include…

CARSON RUMORS: On Iowa caucus night, the Cruz campaign was accused of "sabotaging Carson" by passing around rumors he was dropping out of the race. "Dr. Ben Carson and his campaign accused Sen. Ted Cruz's team of sabotaging Carson in the Iowa caucuses Monday night by encouraging Cruz supporters to tell voters at their caucus sites – incorrectly – that Carson was dropping out of the race. 'It was happening all over,' Iowa State Director Ryan Rhodes told MSNBC. 'One of the precincts Candy [Carson, the candidate's wife] walked into, she had to correct the record. She actually walked in, in Ankeny, and gave a speech about no, he's still in the race and that's a lie.'" (MSNBC, 2/1/16)

LIES ABOUT RUBIO'S STRONG SUPPORT FOR MARRIAGE: Weekly Standard's Michael Warren: Cruz being "shifty" and not forthright in attacking others on marriage. CAROL COSTELLO: "I will say Michael the gay marriage issue is probably very important in a state like South Carolina, and he wants to get ahead of what Ted Cruz is accusing him of." MICHAEL WARREN: "That's right. Let's be honest here I mean Cruz is being somewhat shifty on this at least with regard to Marco Rubio. I mean Rubio came out after that decision and said that while this is the law of the land, that he would appoint court appointments who would seek to overturn this law. So Cruz isn't being quite forthright about this." (CNN, 2/13/16)

LIES TO COVER-UP HIS OWN SUPPORT FOR JOHN ROBERTS: Told NBC that because John Roberts "didn't have a track record," he "would not have nominated" him. CHUCK TODD: "You were a big supporter of him, but in hindsight you're not. Is that because you think that he didn't have a track record?" CRUZ: "He didn't have a track record and I would not have nominated John Roberts. Once George Bush nominated him, I supported the nomination as a Republican nominee." (NBC's "Meet the Press," 2/14/16)

Back in 2005, however, Teddy supported Roberts and specifically dismissed the "insufficient record" argument against Roberts since "he has a far longer record that is relevant: his professional career as a Supreme Court litigator." "His nomination has been met with widespread praise, from left and right. Nevertheless, there are some who have raised complaints that his two years on the bench provide insufficient record for them to assess (and attack) his jurisprudence. That complaint misses the mark for three reasons. First, his judicial record would have stretched 14 years, had Senate Democrats not delayed its consideration twice, in 1991 and again in 2001. When his nomination did finally make it to the Senate floor, in 2003, he was confirmed by unanimous consent. Second, many distinguished jurists, such as Chief Justices William Rehnquist and Earl Warren and Justices O'Connor, Souter, and Thomas, similarly had very limited experience on the federal bench prior to ascending to the Court. And third, although two years on the bench provides a limited number of opinions, he has a far longer record that is relevant: his professional career as a Supreme Court litigator." (Ted Cruz, Op-Ed, "The Right Stuff," National Review, 7/20/05)

PUSH POLLS: Cruz faces allegations of conducting push polls in South Carolina. "Ted Cruz denied all knowledge of robocalls being made in South Carolina on Thursday after Donald Trump accused the Texas senator's 'people' of 'doing very sleazy and dishonest "pushpolls" on me.' ...The episode follows a report by The Washington Post published earlier in the day that refers to robo-calls to potential voters in South Carolina that become hostile when the respondent voices support for a candidate other than Cruz. The Texas senator's campaign denied for that story that it was responsible for the calls, which said they were being conducted by Remington Research, the name of the consulting firm started by Jeff Roe, Cruz's campaign manager." (Politico, 2/11/16)

SOFTCORE PORN AD: Cruz campaign removed an ad from air that featured a softcore porn star. "Ted Cruz's campaign has pulled its most recent ad, ‘Conservatives Anonymous,' after learning one of the actors in the spot is also a softcore porn star. The ad, which was set at a group therapy session of conservative voters who feel betrayed by Marco Rubio on immigration, featured actor Amy Lindsay, who played a woman telling another group member, ‘Maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time.' Lindsay has appeared in several softcore porn films, including Erotic Confessions, Carnal Wishes, Secrets of a Chambermaid, and Insatiable Desires." (BuzzFeed, 2/12/16)

And, just today...

ADS TAKEN DOWN: South Carolina television stations pull anti-Marco ad from pro-Cruz group after legal review." Television stations in South Carolina have pulled an ad from Stand for Truth, the ‘super PAC' supporting Senator Ted Cruz, after a legal review. The ad, titled 'Sanctuary,' was a version of an ad the group ran in Iowa, criticizing Marco Rubio for his record on immigration. … 'We had our legal folks review it, and it was decided that this needed to be pulled and substituted,' Randy Ingram, the general manager of WBTW in Myrtle Beach, S.C., said, although he couldn't recall the specifics of the legal team's decision. He said other stations in the Media General umbrella, which includes WCBD in Charleston and WSPA in Greenville/Spartanburg, also pulled the ad. The decision was made on Friday, and the ad was pulled from rotation on Saturday." (The New York Times, 2/15/16)

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