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I just did a show on Relevant Radio about the effects of the coronavirus on travel and our daily lives with John Harper. My segment starts at the 30:00 minute mark.

Below are some helpful articles to understand the whole situation. To go to Mass or not go to Mass; how should we prepare, how does the virus spread, how should we conduct ourselves, and more.

Screen Shot 2020-03-16 at 7.27.56 AMOne thing I am suggesting among many is to use this time creatively for personal development and family. See the picture of some of my grandkids and how my daughter Cindy Brown’s family.

Christians and the Coronavirus: Prepare to Lose
How we should treat others during this time, especially in business and personal relations.

Thoughts on the Obligation to attend Mass during times of Pestilence
To go to Mass or not to go to Mass

Why Outbreaks like the Coronavirus Spread Exponentially and how to “Flatten the Curve”
With graphic simulation to illustrate how the virus spreads in different scenarios

Posted for viewing alternate views: I am a Scientist Working to Stop Coronavirus: We Should Cancel all Masses
An argument for staying home from Mass by the Jesuit American Magazine written by Patrick O’Neill

With this I agree completely: Viganò: I Disagree with shutting down Masses due to Coronavirus
Why churches should not close during this time of crisis

How Should Christians Prepare for Quarantine
Practical advice as such requirements spread across the globe

How to interrupt the spread of the virus…

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Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, Kimia Alizadeh, defects with blistering attack

kimia-alizadehIran’s only female Olympic medalist announced she has defected from the Islamic Republic — posting a blistering online letter over the weekend describing herself as “one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran.”

Taekwondo champion Kimia Alizadeh, 21 — who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics — attacked the “hypocrisy, lies [and] injustice” of her homeland Saturday as she revealed she’d fled to Europe.

“I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran whom they’ve been playing for years,” she wrote in an Instagram post accusing Iranian officials of sexism and other mistreatment.

“I wore whatever they told me and repeated whatever they ordered. Every sentence they ordered I repeated,” she said, adding that she was angry at being forced to wear her country’s mandatory hijab headscarf while competing.

“None of us matter for them, we are just tools,” she raged.

The athlete said that while Iran’s government took advantage of her medals politically, officials would also humiliate her, making remarks such as, “It is not virtuous for a woman to stretch her legs!”

Alizadeh reportedly fled to the Netherlands, though said she has yet to be asked by another country to continue to compete in her sport.

“But I accept the pain and hardship of homesickness because I didn’t want to be part of hypocrisy, lies, injustice,” Alizadeh wrote.

Still, she assured the “dear Iranian people” that she would remain “a child of Iran,” wherever she is.

News of her disappearance shocked Iran.  (For the rest of the story, click here.)

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After watching him on Fox News a good number of times over the years, I can’t say I’m surprised.

He was always disappointing on Fox News and I always thought they could get a better representative of the Catholic Faith.

Too bad when the Church is already in a crisis period that we have a well-known priest do something like this. One wonders how much of this goes back to the corrupt seed of their founder and the manipulation used by the Legion to strong arm young men into the Legion and the priesthood.

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Time to Excommunicate! Canon Lawyer Ed Peters weighs in on Pro-abort politicians

January 25, 2019

Canon 915’s moment has arrived January 25, 2019  by Dr. Ed Peters Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s blatant promotion of New York’s horrid abortion law seems to have been a tipping point. Demands, demands, that Catholic leaders do something serious to confront unbridled abortionism in the ranks of Catholic politicos are being published like I’ve never seen them urged in four decades […]

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Covington Catholic incident a black eye for pro-life leadership

January 22, 2019

January 21, 2019 (CatholicCulture.org) – by Phil Lawler.  It’s time for the pro-life movement to grow up. The disgraceful treatment of students from Covington Catholic – and by that I mean the pell-mell rush of pro-life “leaders” to condemn innocent young men – illustrates a potentially fatal flaw in the movement. For much too long, […]

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If you decide to follow the unfortunate Youth Synod… (NEW: Ouellette and Vigano)

October 3, 2018

UPDATE: The Catholic Thing has posted an update, especially of interest is the last half of the report regarding Vigano and Oullette HERE. If you intend to follow the ill-advised Youth Synod in Rome, I suggest you check in periodically with “The Catholic Thing” which has Robert Royal there for the duration. The conflicts between […]

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“Grand Jury Report Debunked“ by Bill Donahue

August 17, 2018

For the the sake of objectivity, I am posting this interesting critique of the recent Pennsylvania Report on sexual scandal in the Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania. I am not agreeing with everything in this article, nor am I unaware of Donahue’s association with Wuerl. I am simply posting this because I consider it important to […]

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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon – I Stand Up to Applaud Him!!

February 28, 2018

There is a lot of buzz going around about the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson who is defying the Canadian government and the tyranny of the lunatic Left. I stand up to applaud him! Here is an article in Catholic World Report written by Bishop Robert Barron. Barron introduces this eloquent, courageous and very bright man. […]

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Good Source for Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

August 30, 2017

For those who want to help, but don’t want to waste their money or have it eaten by bureaucratic administrative agencies – you can contribute through Catholic Charities. Their webpage for Hurricane Harvey donations is https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCUSADISASTER

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Terminally Ill Baby Charlie Gard held Prisoner in London Hospital

July 7, 2017

UPDATE 7/7/17  Latest update on Baby Charlie Gard ***************** Here is the whole story about this poor baby and his family and the brutal tyrannical decision taken by the English hospital backed by British and European courts. Pray for this poor baby and his family. From Jimmy Akin’s blog Pray for Terminally Ill Baby Charlie Gard […]

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EWTN and Reporter Pentin on Bishops Asking Pope for Meeting to Clarify “Amoris Laetitia”

June 25, 2017

Why is the Pope refusing to respond to Cardinal Raymond Burke and three other cardinals to clarify whether Amoris Laetitia is intended to allow divorced and civilly remarried to participate in the sacraments?

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Why I Like Thomas Williams and Breitbart News

June 8, 2017

Yeah, I know it gets a bad rap in the local “Main Street Media” but if you shake off their bias and take a closer look it’s a pretty good place to find out what’s really going on. My friend Thomas Williams is the Rome correspondent and I have nothing but respect for this guy.

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Cardinal Müller Discusses Islam, “Amoris Laetitia”, Liturgy, Pope Firing People and more

May 27, 2017

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), was interviewed recently by Raymond Arroyo about his book The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church. This was an excellent interview. I would not want this man’s job. But I found him insightful, brilliant and […]

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Fr. Michael Scanlan TOR – Rest in Peace

January 7, 2017

Franciscan University of Steubenville Contact: Tom Sofio 740-284-5893, tsofio@franciscan.edu Saturday, January 7, 2017 Franciscan University of Steubenville Remembers Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, President Emeritus of Franciscan University Died Saturday, January 7, 2017, Following Illness For tributes to Father Scanlan, videos, timeline, and more go to www.Franciscan.edu/FatherMike [NoCache]STEUBENVILLE, OHIO—Franciscan University of Steubenville today mourns the death of […]

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Mark Shea fired at National Catholic Register

August 22, 2016

UPDATE: Posting link @ Mark Shea because Mark is a friend: this opinion closely reflects mine: http://heroicvirtuecreations.com/2016/08/21/mark-shea-and-catholic-tribalism/ Original Post: The news is that Mark Shea has been removed from National Catholic Register. I have not seen the statement by NCR and if anyone finds it, please let me know. Official Statement: The Register is no longer […]

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Are Catholics to Blame for the Orlando Jihad Slaughter?

June 18, 2016

UPDATE: Bishop Lynch rebuked by Archbishop of Miami. Some say “Yes!” including Bishop Robert Lynch, the bishop of St. Petersburg Florida who said, “sadly it is religion, including our own, which targets, mostly verbally, and also often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. (Let’s hope he soon corrects or clarifies his comment.) Attacks […]

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