This is the millennial edition of Bits & Bytes. 🙂
CATHOLIC: Archbishop Joseph Naumann is the head of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee. On October 8, he said on EWTN News Nightly, “[Biden] likes to call himself a ‘devout’ Catholic. I would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues. And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he’s making, not the platform of his party.”
COCA COLA: [2:03] – I’m sorry to offer you the opportunity to waste 2 minutes of your life that you will never get back … but you have to actually watch this possibly-worst-ever-ad all the way through to appreciate just how bad it is. And it really is two whole minutes long, which is a very expensive eternity in advertising. The only thing I can say for this masterpiece of cringe is that people like me, who ordinarily do not watch Coke ads, are watching this one just to see how bad it is. LOL
COMMUNION: The Roman Catholic Church teaches that to partake of Communion in any Christian tradition is publicly to declare one is in full agreement with what that tradition teaches or holds. Therefore, if you, a Catholic, were to share in the Communion of a non-Catholic tradition, your action would bespeak a falsehood. Similarly, non-Catholics are not welcome to receive Holy Eucharist at Mass.
GAS BAGS: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/newsmax/videos/403245494598873 [19:27] to hear Greg Kelly report on President Gas Bag and three of the top Gas Bags in his administration.
HEALTH: Saving lives is one thing the draconian vaxxx mandates are not about.
IRAN: CLICK https://rumble.com/vnnvkc-iran-announces-breakthrough-in-nuclear-enrichment-while-nations-fear-atomic.html [2:20] to hear OAN’s report about Iran’s announcement regarding an important advancement in their quest to become a nuclear power.
LEFTISTS: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/youngamericasfoundation/videos/458449245532316 [1:41] to hear Ted Cruz make sense.
LIFE: The graphic is Babylon Bee, but it’s not really satire. In real life, abortionists refer to live birth as the “dreaded complication.” They get paid to produce dead babies and, by gum, they take that responsibility seriously.
NEW JERSEY: CLICK https://www.facebook.com/newsmax/videos/370580341434009 [2:36] to hear Republican gubernatorial candidate tell the Democrat incumbent, “You asked for the job. You knew what you were getting yourself into. And yet you know what we hear repeatedly from you? ‘It’s always the previous administration’s fault or Donald Trump’s fault.'” Then, he promised that, if elected, he would never blame the current administration for anything.
NYC: On the eve of the 104th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun, Catholic priests, sisters, and laity marched through New York City’s Times Square singing and praying the rosary before a Eucharistic procession.
“Yesterday evening was among the most powerful of my priesthood. We brought Jesus to the streets of NYC. People were fascinated, and many drawn to join us. The Lord was present to His people and in His people. It was a remarkable evening. Many hearts were touched. Mine included.” – Father Michael Duffy
PRODUCT REVIEW: A registered dietitian [@momofnorank] offered her unbiased, professional opinion of Brach’s newest Halloween offering and the brain damaged individual behind it.
“In a just world this person would die alone surrounded by ugly pink floral wallpaper, after a lifetime of petty disappointments, with the sounds of a super fun and fashionable party absolutely everyone else was invited to drifting across the street.”
I’m kinda wondering if the problem is that this person’s life has actually looked like this. Like, maybe s/he grew up in the foster care system where Thanksgiving just didn’t happen. In any event, tis is a genuine product, not a creation of the Babylon Bee.
Brach’s website touts that it “includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving favorites. From roasted turkey, green beans and stuffing to ginger glazed carrots, cranberry sauce and sweet potato pie. Flavors include Green Beans, Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Ginger Glazed Carrot, Sweet Potato Pie & Stuffing.”
Just the idea of green bean flavored candy corn makes me want to hurl. The nutritionist’s report on this one: “It is unforgivable. If you left a cup of green tea on a porch in bad weather for a week, during which time it attained sentience and promptly began to plot your demise, and you hate green tea, that’s what this tastes like. … Raw, unholy green in flavor as well as color, with a single, 1-note foghorn taste, like mowing the lawn with your mouth open. … It’s what you might get if you described green beans to an alien who had been tasked with reproducing the flavor using only very inexpensive, petroleum-based esters. And you had never actually had green beans. And the alien hated its job.”
SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Here’s something to keep in mind whenever you’re feeling discouraged about current events. In the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation, we learn that when war broke out in Heaven, Michael and his angels battled the angels who rebelled and their leader, “the huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan.” As a result of that battle, Satan and the fallen angels were thrown down to the earth. The rebellious numbered one third of the total angels God created. In other words, the spiritual forces who now battle on our side outnumber the spiritual forces battling on the Progs’ side by two to one.
TUCKER: Major snark from October 14, 2021 [29:29] – VFAUTUS “is so phony that her phoniness is an act of aggression aimed at her audience.” – Tucker Carlson. “It’s hard to think that they could put forth a woman who is more unlikable than Hillary Clinton.” – Candace Owens. ALSO, in the latter part of the episode, Tucker explains who Brandon is, for which I’m grateful.
URBAN DESERTS: I think that’s what they call it when inner city folks have no stores. Thanks to the Prog idiots running ‘Frisco, five more Walgreens are closing. But hey … Democrats CARE about the poor. Just ask ‘em!
VAXXX: There is NO federal mandate.
GRAMMY NOTES: When I was a sophomore in college, my dining hall was down a long flight of stairs. One day, I had planned to meet an off-campus friend at the top of the stairs after breakfast. She arrived early and told me that, while watching the dining crowd from above, she had seen me bow my head to pray before eating. “The looks you got!” she exclaimed. I had never noticed. But it’s nice to think maybe my simple action touched a heart here or there.
CLICK https://rumble.com/vnne85-heartwarming-moment-as-mom-tells-kid-he-wont-have-to-wear-masks-after-paren.html [:47]. The video was posted October 12, 2021, but I don’t know where it happened.