(Joshua Emerson Smith – The San Diego Union-Tribune) Researchers with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University recently walked back scientific findings published last month that showed oceans have been heating up dramatically faster than previously thought as a result of climate change. Continue reading
(Daniel Burke – CNN) The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.
In announcing the decision to his fellow bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said he was disappointed by the Vatican’s interference, which he said he learned of on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading
It shows us not a “clump of cells” but a baby. It calls the baby “she,” not “it” or “that thing.” It seems almost to go out of its way to highlight the beauty and lovability of the child. It presents human life — wondrous, miraculous life — and says, “Yes, it is good to kill this person.”
(Micaiah Bilger – LifeNews) A horrible new ad created for the abortion giant Planned Parenthood uses an adorable baby girl with big eyes and precious smile to advocate for abortion on demand.
The 40-second video, “The Chosen,” was created by the Agenda Project, a pro-abortion advocacy group, to promote the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Continue reading
(Christian Daily Reporter) Founders Ministries posted a screenshot of an article titled “Only Men May be Pastors” to their Instagram account, only to have Instagram delete the image Sunday as “hate speech” after reviewing it, threatening to disable the ministry’s account if it happened again. Continue reading
“The incompetence & the violation of #Florida reporting requirements by #BrowardCounty elections dept could impact more than just the outcome. The last thing our already dangerously divided nation needs is an important election 1/2 our people believe was rigged by the other 1/2,” Marco Rubio tweeted.
(Brook Singman – Fox News) Lawyers are descending on Florida as the state braces once again to become ground zero in a national election fight, and the epicenter appears to be Broward County where late-arriving ballots in Democratic strongholds are fueling accusations of political shenanigans. Continue reading
“These agitators publicly shared his home address, as well as the home addresses of both his brother and a close friend and associate. They blocked off both ends of his street, too, quite possibly to make it more difficult for anyone at home to ‘escape.'”
(Guy Benson – Townhall) Last night, Beth told you about a developing story involving members of an Alt-Left group gathering outside the private home of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The goons demanded that Carlson “leave town,” telling him, “you are not safe,” and “we know where you sleep at night.” As if to reinforce Carlson’s worldview, they also chanted, “no borders, no walls — no USA at all!” As it turns out, these Antifa-linked thugs showed up when their target wasn’t even home; he was at Fox preparing that evening’s show. But Carlson’s wife was at the house, and she was terrified: Continue reading
“Among the targets: Trump family businesses … Trump dealings with Russia … James Comey’s firing … Trump’s firing of U.S. attorneys … White House staff’s personal email use … Cabinet secretary travel … The travel ban … Family separation … Hurricane response in Puerto Rico … and many more.”
(Mike Allen, Jonathan Swan – Axios) With a new Democratic House majority, the Trump White House is bracing for a caravan of subpoenas covering everything from Russia to business deals that will soon be headed their way. Continue reading
“As a result of what a civilian oversight official called a “common fraud,” misbehavior by bishops “flourished.” Bishops, the Globe and Inquirer say, routinely overlooked sexual abuse by their peers, ignored complaints of abuse brought to their attention, and in extreme cases like that of McCarrick, covered for each other.”
(Emily Zanotti – Daily Wire) A shocking new report compiled by a team of journalists from both the Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer alleges that at least one in three living, American Catholic bishops has been accused of failing to respond appropriately to claims of sexual abuse brought to their attention. Continue reading
“Indeed, the evidence appears to support the position that Julie Swetnick and Mr. Avenatti criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee’s investigation.”
(Louis Casiano – Fox News) An investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh by multiple women found that no witnesses could provide evidence to substantiate their claims, a letter to Senate Republicans from the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said Friday. Continue reading
“Coyle was stripped of his ability to lead Mass and otherwise function as a priest. But he never faced further punishment and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, until recently, retaining the title “father” and collecting financial assistance from the diocese.”
(Ryan J. Foley – APNewsBreak) A Roman Catholic diocese acknowledged Wednesday that it concealed for decades a priest’s admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys — a silence that may have put other children in danger. Continue reading
(Micaiah Bilger – Life News) The dehumanizing of unborn babies by the abortion industry affects more than just families who have abortions. It hurts our culture in ways that stretch far beyond the abortion issue.
Sharran Sutherland, a Missouri mother who miscarried in April, felt deeply how little respect her son’s life received when he died after 14 weeks in her womb, according to The Mirror. Continue reading
(Emily Zanotti – Daily Wire) According to a study out Monday on global climate change, your dog (or your cat) is probably killing the environment, and if you want to stem the tide of global warming, it’s time to say “good-bye” to Fido and Fluffy.
The study, which appears in the online journal PLOS, claims the human compulsion to seek out animal companionship is one of the primary factors affecting our climate, particularly in the United States where there are 163 million companion animals — roughly one pet for every two Americans — the highest number of any country in the world. Continue reading
“The case pending before the Supreme Court centers on Aimee Stephens, a transgender woman who alleges she was fired from her job as a funeral director and embalmer after she told her employer she would begin living and working openly as a woman.”
(Lydia Wheeler – The Hill) The fight over civil rights protections for transgender people could prove to be a major test for the Supreme Court, particularly its conservative wing, as justices weigh whether to take up the issue this term. Continue reading
(Haley Britzky – Axios) The Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring announced Wednesday that his office was launching an “ongoing investigation” into possible sexual abuse and coverups by the Catholic dioceses in the state, the Washington Post reports. Continue reading
(The Telegraph) Students at the University of Oxford have voted to ban a controversial Christian group from one of their colleges because it would threaten their “physical and mental safety”.
The JCR at Lady Margaret Hall voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning Christian Concern from hosting a residential summer camp on the premises because their values do not align with those of the college. Continue reading
“High energy drink use, which was classified as consuming two or more drinks per day, was significantly associated with those survey respondents who reported mental health problems, anger-related behaviors and fatigue, the authors found.”
(J.D. Simpkins – Military Times) Getting adequate sleep is increasingly rare among the active duty military population, as frequent deviations from the body’s natural circadian rhythms due to a demanding operational tempo pit personnel in an ongoing struggle against the ever-persistent sandman. Continue reading
(Churchwatch Central) In this latest report, we read that NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge has used parliamentary privilege to draw attention to the fact that there is “compelling evidence” to prosecute Brian Houston after matters raised at the Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse.
NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge has used parliamentary privilege to link Hillsong Christian Church pastor Brian Houston’s relationships with prominent Australians, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with advice to a child sex victim that Mr Houston will not be charged with failing to report allegations about his father to police. Continue reading
The two girls were arrested and are now facing both felony and misdemeanor charges, including conspiracy to commit murder. Local television station WFLA reports that the arrest affidavit states that “[k]illing all of these students was in hopes that it would make them worse sinners, ensuring that after they committed suicide [they] would get to go to Hell so they could be with Satan.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) Two Florida middle school students, ages 11 and 12, are facing criminal charges after acknowledging to police that they had brought knives to school to murder over a dozen younger children and then kill themselves so that they could “be with Satan.” Continue reading
“Common Sense Media rates Big Mouth as appropriate for ages 16 and up, although plenty of parents on the website said no teenager should watch the show. The series contains cartoon nudity and f-words, among other content concerns.”
(Michael Foust – Christian Headlines) The raunchy animated Netflix series Big Mouth always has pushed the envelope, but in its newest season it crosses into new territory by promoting abortion in an episode appropriately titled, “Planned Parenthood.” Continue reading
(Dillon Thomas – CBS News) A school district has apologized to parents, after hosting a drag queen as part of a career day. A spokesperson for Adams 12 Five Star schools said Rocky Top Middle School staff should have notified parents a drag queen would be speaking to their children, before allowing the speech to happen.
Students at Rocky Top range from 6th to 8th grade. The drag queen, identified as a woman who goes by “Jessica L’Whor,” is a relative of one student. The district confirmed she was invited to attend career day. Continue reading
The Creepy Line explores how the Masters of the Universe in Silicon Valley can utilize their platforms to suppress speech and undermine democracy — a topic of vital importance for elections in 2018, 2020, and beyond.
(Lucas Nolan – Breitbart) The Creepy Line is a new feature-length documentary that explores how Silicon Valley tech companies can use their vast influence to crack down on speech and undermine democracy. The film focuses specifically on Facebook and Google, and analyzes exactly what these companies do once they have unlimited access to user’s data. The film uses first-hand accounts, scientific experiments, and detailed analysis to explore the risks of allowing these two tech giants free reign over the personal information of millions of people. Continue reading
“The episode shows McGinn visiting the operator of the LA Pony and Critter Club, where people can find “safe space” to role play as animals. McGinn wears a mask and a tail, walks around on all fours, barks, and plays with a ball.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News) A video recently published to YouTube features a California man and his wife who consider themselves “human pup” and “handler,” as the woman, who identifies as a man, likes to role-play as a dog. Continue reading
(Brett Samuels – The Hill) The Trump administration is weighing a change that would require individuals to identify as male or female based on their genitalia at birth, tightening gender definitions that had offered more leeway to transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, The New York Times reported Sunday. Continue reading
Viganó expressed shock at the lack of concern from Church officials toward abuse victims, writing, “it is shocking that, in the midst of so many scandals and outrage, there is so little consideration for those who have been victims of sexual predators by those who had been ordained minister[s] of the Gospel.”
(Emily Ward – CNSNews) Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, the cardinal who has written two letters accusing Pope Francis of complicity in the cover-up of sexual abuse by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, released a third letter on Thursday, Oct. 19, repeating his original claims and calling the pope “gravely responsible” for corruption in the Catholic Church. Continue reading
“The filmmakers have received varying reports of theaters actively preventing customers from buying a ticket by not advertising the film or declaring it “sold out” before capacity is reached. While some of those situations may be the result of human error, Sullivan says the apparent blackballing is too consistent to go ignored.”
(Paul Bios – Daily Wire) “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” surpassed box office expectations upon its release last week by entering into the Top 10 grossing films with a revenue of $1,235,000 on just 668 screens. Continue reading