OUR LADY OF LAUS: The Catholic Church has officially recognized these Marian apparitions as being of divine origin. Her messages condemning abortion and perversion are particularly appropriate for our time.
2019 COMMENCEMENTS: While Still-Not-President Hillary Clinton gave her same old tired “poor me, Trump is so awful” speech at some college or other, President Trump was praising and inspiring the graduates themselves.
BORDER: San Diego County Public Health Officials reported Wednesday there have been 59 cases of “influenza-like illness” among illegals from Central America who were transferred to California from a facility in McAllen, Texas, that was forced to shut down for cleaning after a flu-related death.
BORDER: “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP.” – President Trump
CRUZ and AOC: Conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, and ultra-liberal Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, have agreed to work together on a bipartisan bill to ban former members of Congress from becoming paid lobbyists.
“If you’re serious about a clean bill, then I’m down. Let’s make a deal. If we can agree on a bill with no partisan snuck-in clauses, no poison pills, etc – just a straight, clean ban on members of Congress becoming paid lobbyists – then I’ll co-lead the bill with you,” Ocasio-Cortez told him.
“You’re on,” Cruz said.
LOS ANGELES: This is what you get when Democrats are running the show – Last October, LA Mayor Garcetti allocated millions of dollars to clean up the streets in LA, especially Skid Row, known as “the Typhus Zone.” The mountains of trash are back and the problem is worse than ever.
Last fall, typhus began spreading across the homeless population through fleas that live on the rats that rummage through the trash and Liz Greenwood, the Deputy City Attorney who works at City Hall contracted the disease. Now law enforcement officers in Los Angeles have been diagnosed with typhus.
Symptoms of typhus include fever, headache and a rash. Untreated cases are fatal.
Democrat leaders are apparently too busy banning plastic straws and shopping bags to bother with something as bo-o-o-o-o-ring stuff. as taking out their own trash. They remind me so much of teen-agers who think the adults should do (and pay for) all that bo-o-o-o-o-ring stuff.
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco is a civic catastrophe and it is entirely the responsibility of the Democrats and the self-righteous Big Tech overlords who slavishly back them.
CENSORING RELIGIOUS SPEECH: Earlier this week, ‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek announced the “mind-boggling” news that his doctors tell him that his cancer is in “near-remission” and that some of his tumors have already shrunk by 50%.
“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers. I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”
NBC edited out Trebek’s reference to prayer. CBS just skipped the whole fan support thing altogether.
VIOLATING CATHOLIC RIGHTS: “I will go to jail before I obey,” said Bishop Michael Barber, S.J., on the bill recently approved by the California Senate to force priests to break the seal of the confessional.
EXCERPT: According to Canon Law, any priest who breaks the Seal of Confession, divulging sins he has heard, to anyone at any time, commits a mortal sin and is in danger of excommunication.
A priest reported to me on May 21 that because of publicity surrounding this bill, teenagers on his Confirmation retreat hesitated to go to Confession recently, as they thought the priests were now required to divulge their sins to law enforcement.
Even if this bill passes, no priest may obey it.
LIBERAL LIAR: Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen claims that “thousands of women died every year” from illegal abortion before Roe v. Wade. That’s not true and even Planned Parenthood has admitted it. In fact, it’s so well know to be a Big Fat Lie that even the Leftie Washington Post gave her their highest “fake news” rating – Four Pinocchios – for it.
“Wen is a doctor, and the ACOG is made up of doctors,” the Post’s principal fact checker, Glenn Kessler, wrote. “They should know better than to peddle statistics based on data that predates the advent of antibiotics.”
HEARTBEAT: Bravo! – John Bel Edwards, the Democratic governor of Louisiana, has signed the state’s newly passed heartbeat bill!
SMOLLETT UPDATE: It’s all online! – The CPD says another 300 pages of additional material will be released in about a week.
BISHOP ROBERT BARRON: There were more Christian martyrs in the twentieth century than in all of the previous nineteen centuries combined. This trend is continuing into the twenty-first century. Bishop Barron ponders the situation and what we can do about it.
THE GREAT CRIME: It was about religion, not some “ethnic identity conflict” – Throughout World War I, the Islamic Ottoman Empire attempted to systematically wipe out as many Christians as possible. The approximate death toll of this deliberate genocide was 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000 Greeks. All Christians.
This genocide is acknowledged in the West, but its fundamental cause – religion – is habitually overlooked. The same thing is happening today as Muslim governments and Muslim mobs persecute Christian minorities, people who share the same race, ethnicity, language, and culture, but who are non-Muslims.