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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)
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)
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.
Past Headlines“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
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.
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
Catholic first and always but incorporating gems of our Judeo-Catholic heritage
Every visitor to this site is prayed for in my daily rosary
But none of the wicked shall understand that the End of the Age is upon them." [Daniel 12:10]
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Victims of the holiday massacre that left eight dead: Gunman killed deputy during dispute with his wife, then launched house-to-house rampage until his bullets ran out - before wailing 'I ain't fit to live'
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.
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)
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!