Did Muhammad Perform Miracles?  No Islam does not allow it.

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Nearly 87 percent of police chiefs support national  concealed carry permits. But LA police chief says it would be an “Armagedon ”  (Concealed permits for responsible citizens do not increase violent crime and have save lives)

Trump's Catholic Budget Chief: The U.S. Bishops "Are Wrong"

California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent. Infuriating that dicing live babies for their tissues becomes a non-issue when those documenting it are arrested  (No link)

Minnesota Mom Loses Legal Battle Opposing Son’s Male-to-Female Sex Change

Question:  If a couple is in the state of mortal sin because of cohabitation before marriage without confession, is the marriage still a valid sacramental marriage? If not, when does it become a sacramental marriage?  Answer  Yes it's still valid but they do not get any sacramental graces because sin still darkens the union.

1/3 of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year

Muslim man sues Little Caesars for $100M over pork on pizza

2-year-old, 16-month-old dead in hot car in Texas

“Dear Bishops,
I write you today because I am tired. Tired of seeing priests destroyed by unsubstantiated accusations of a sexual nature. The Dallas Charter is a travesty that treats priests, religious and laity as disposable...Rest of letter...”

U.S. Economy Collapse: Unlikely despite all the possible calamities..But what would happen and how to prepare  (short)

Young Nebraska priests turn Gregorian chants into holy hit

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This huge star, (in the Fireworks Galaxy), went directly from fat red giant  to a black hole. Usually big stars must explode first (called 'supernova'). Smaller stars do not explode. First time ever witnessed.  Amazing pictures 

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“Too many Catholics are caught up in a ‘comfortable’ Catholicism that makes them unwilling, and even unable, to see the grave problems” currently besetting the Church --Renowned theologian and one of the world’s top Catholic experts on the Church Fathers 

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Sick little boy in need of a heart transplant FOUND a donor just hours after Melania visited him in hospital and revealed her Catholic faith to the world

After vision of Christ, Nigerian bishop credits Rosary for victories against Boko Haram

Fresh Insight into the “Warning”
Spiritually Gifted Mark Mallet says it is most likely the consequence of the opening of the Sixth Seal which describes the awesome event well. Since five catastrophic seals precede it, it will be opened in a world of utter chaos, devastation, and hopelessness.
Thx JS

Holy Cloth for Mom: Custom of Giving Manutergium Renewed by Priests

There is an old custom of presenting the manutergium, used to soak up the chrism oil after the bishop anoints a new priest’s hands, to the priest’s mother.   “....she carried it to her grave. I wept as the casket was closed, but the last sight I had was of my mother carrying that manutergium to present to the Lord.”-  Msgr Charles Pope

The 32 Most Overlooked Reasons Why Marriages Fail

 Demographic Shifts Indicate Israel Will Soon Re-divide Into 12 Tribes
The ancient lands also will be redistributed. Parts of Lebanon, the West Bank, Syria and Jordan. Considering the dispute over Jerusalem, it seems impossible. But He is the God of Surprises.

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Editorial- The tragedy of losing faith late in life 

Lay off our sisters, Holy Father. Pope not supportive of past heroic efforts of nun missionaries. Wants changes FROM "The risks of being self-referential, of limiting your concerns to survival and of defensive rigidity"  Outrageous criticism and no thanks for centuries of difficult, holy service.   Pope ungraciously  overlooks disciplines and divine guidance that has spread the faith world-wide for millennia. Spirit-Digest webmaster educated by Holy Cross nuns.

Cause proceeds for Fr. Jaques Hamel, slaughtered by ISIS at altar

Bosnian town defends Virgin sightings, despite Pope's doubt

Outdoor Medical Kit advice from a real MD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4poMoZdFnk (Be Smart Get Prepared Outdoor First Aid Kit Review - a newer posting about a kit that is closer to getting it right)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LnsGG-v9G0 (Part 1: Portable First Aid Kit Basic Gear, Complaints, and Concerns)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SNHw_rhiA4 (Part 2: Portable First Aid. "Where are the Drugs!" Kit Medications for Survival)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATwwUOYmv98 (Part 3: Portable First Aid Quik Clot Trauma Pak Review and Heavy Bleeding Treatment)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AbIBJxS83g (Part 6: Portable First Aid Overall Kit Review)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOaK9q2hv3M (Part 7 Portable First Aid Kit "Can this kit address my needs?" Overall Kit Usefulness)

NOAA predicts above normal hurricane season…

Trump's new measure of economic growth: How many people leave welfare rolls. “If you are on food stamps and are able-bodied, we need you to work.” How the liberals will assail him on that!

US Plans First Test Of ICBM Intercept as Tensions Rise with North Korea

The most humorous ever heard regarding Saint Anthony