The Little Sisters of the Poor have been fighting a 7-year battle. A needless battle brought against them by leftist ideologues. Not long ago this would have been unimaginable.

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We Catholics believe in the equal human dignity of all people, so of course we believe that black and every other life matters. We mean it. It is not virtue signaling.

The radical left wing political organization "Black Lives Matter" is something else. Kudos to them for picking that name, even though the their actions and statements belie their true purpose.

The horrific black murder rate in Chicago does not show on their radar. Neither does the holocaust of black baby abortions. According to candid statements made by their leadership, their purpose is to defeat Trump in November.

Looking at statistics, last year police killed (with mostly indisputable justification) 235 black people while more than double that (528) whites and Hispanics were killed by police. According to the FBI, police are 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black person than an unarmed black person killed by police.

In broader white vs. black statistics, the FBI has also released the following:

Patrick Coffin has an excellent podcast worth your time. A recent show looked at Catholic higher education. It's bad -- and dangerous. Dangerous because parents send their children believing it is minimally a somewhat Catholic environment but receive back radicalized young adults who have lost their faith.

There are superb exceptions, of course. There are also some truly excellent secular colleges with exceptional Catholic presence. Be very careful, particularly of the historical "big names" in Catholic colleges. Do your homework and consult the annual Newman Guide (newmansociety.org/the-newman-g).

More from Patrick Coffin: patrickcoffin.media/show/

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" shows biblical basis for confessing sins to a priest (Sacrament of Reconciliation):

RCsocial.net has allowed messages up to 750 characters almost from the beginning. Now that limit has been bumped to 1,000 characters. This is twice the standard Mastodon limit for those times when just a few more characters will make your posts clearer.

Catholic moral teaching forbids engaging in evil to achieve a greater good. The ends never justify the means.

Today we see some proclaiming "by any means necessary" and doing "whatever it takes" to achieve their political goal. Moral failures they previously judged and condemned in one candidate to "disqualify" him no longer matter in judging their candidate. Such hypocrisy unmasks their use of morality only as a tool and not a value.

Last week Katha Pollitt, a columnist for The Nation, epitomized this sinful viewpoint writing she would "vote for Joe Biden if he boiled babies and ate them". Add this to the long list of faulty "values" this political movement embraces. Keep your distance.

Then the king asked her, "What is your trouble?" She replied: "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son that we may eat him today; then tomorrow we will eat my son.' So we boiled my son and ate him." (2 Kings 6:28-29a)

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" looks at an Aristotelian proof for God's existence:

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" looks at what the first Christians believed:

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" shows where Purgatory is in the Bible:

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" shows where the Pope is in the Bible:

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" shows biblical basis for why Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant:

This infographic by "Defense of Sanity" shows biblical basis for why the Eucharist is not just a symbol:

Today's first reading (Acts 15:1-6) while not about context, reminded me how Holy Scripture can be taken out of context. Folks do it all the time, often believing the "nugget" they discovered proves what they want to believe.

Properly, the Bible must be taken in its entirety and in understanding the intent of its divinely inspired authors. Of course given that, people will disagree without the true teaching of Christ's Church.

Anyhow, Acts 15:1b: "Unless you are circumcised according to the Mosaic practice, you cannot be saved." Literally not true, but not at all the point being made in context.

Attack on Pearl Harbor press conference...

Once upon a time, the mainstream news media did their best to provide objective information to inform our citizens. They were patriotic, respectful of our president and at least tried to be as non-partisan as possible.

No more. At this point, I don't think they even pretend to be anything but partisan operatives. Truth has little standing.

If today's "news reporters" were transported back in time, say to December 7, 1941 these might be their questions of the president:

Deaths from the Chinese coronavirus -- IN CHINA -- estimate the official numbers may be understated by up to 40x from reality (by many indicators from cell phones cancelled to cremation urn orders). FYI.

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