Unnecessary Genital Examination - Child Student Athletes

Michael Westhead | The Daily Knight As students return to school slowly, and sports seasons grind to a start parents will inevitably have to arrange for a sports physical exam for their student athletes. However, before following through on school protocol take this information into consideration, especially from a Catholic perspective. Physical exams usually entail intrusive, intimate examinations and some have asked, “why”? It would appear that the genital and/or breast aspects serve no obvious connection to sports performance. Some posit that for males, it is important to check for a hernia, but the research does not bear this out and it may have additional psychological implications. “An

Live Updates: Azerbaijan launches invasion against Armenia

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (ABC) * Azerbaijan awakens military tensions with Armenia in July over Nagorno-Karabakh region * Azerbaijan invasion endanger oil and gas supplies from the region * Turkish military and President Erdogan support Azerbaijan resolve * Russia, France urge both sides to stop firing, hold talks (Adds statement from U.S. State Department) YEREVAN, ARMENIA - Reuters reports that "at least 16 military and several civilians were killed on Sunday [along with over 550 wounded] in the heaviest clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan since 2016, reigniting concern about stability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines carrying oil and gas to world markets." Azer

Desire of Holy Mass

Alexandra Clark | The Daily Knight (Restless Pilgrim) One single Mass offered gives more glory to God, more reparation, more thanksgiving, more love, than all the prayers and sacrifices of all men and angels have given, or will give to Him throughout eternity.  And did you know, that this great grace you can easily reap from, because you can assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass all day long!  How? It is simple, and it is all yours by simply for the wishing, yours to give infinite love and joy to God, infinite thanks to God for all his goodness, infinite reparation to God for all sin, and infinite pleadings to God to call down on yourself and others unspeakable graces.  "Prayer that is of

BLM is to blame for destroying Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in El Paso

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight Let's call a spade a spade. BLM is responsible, by fostering a cancel culture that is fueled by self-manifested race tensions to destroy everything that opposes their marxist-atheist agenda, for the destruction and desecration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in St. Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso last Monday, August 14th. Related Article: Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Patrick's Cathedral Desecrated in El Paso Over a week has passed and the local government of El Paso, the Department of Justice, and Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso have failed to address the situation further, only choosing to handle the situation at face value and treat it a

The Feast Day of Love

Alexandra Clark | The Daily Knight Holy Thursday with Saint John the Apostle ( You heard that right. Love has a feastday! Know what it is? If you are like me, you might think that day is Good Friday, that Sacred Day where Love Himself was Crucified for the Love of us, but no, that is not the answer. Let us look into this beautiful scene where Christ explains His Love for man and the feast day of Love: "Today is my great day, the day of Love... It's feast day." Our Lord said on the morning of Holy Thursday. "Today is the day on which I give My Self to souls that I may be for them just what they wish: If they will look on Me as their father, I shall be a father to them

Catholic Priest organizes firearms training to strengthen Church security

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (Armed and Organic) SOUTH BEND, INDIANA — The National Catholic Reporter first posted the story about the pastor who invited 12 men to undertake arms training to protect St. Stanislaus Church, in light of a drastic increase of vandalism and violence against Catholic Churches, statues, and shrines in the United States in 2020. Related Article: Rally Men! Defend your Churches from Marxist Rioters and Autonomous Zones On September 1st, Msgr. John Fritz, the pastor of St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, invited parishioners to volunteer for firearms training after a parish picnic at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, on September 13th. Related Article: Sacred

Prayers for Unity in the Church and Civil Authorities of the United States

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (Aleteia) FOR DIVINE PROTECTION Through Thy peace, O Christ, Redeemer, which passeth all understanding, fortify us, and secure us from all evil; include us in the number of Thy true adorers, who worship Thee inspirit and in thruth; for to all the Holy Trinity belongs glory, power, and honor, now and ever, world without end. Blessed be our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Armenian Liturgy FOR PEACE AND UNITY Thou seest, Lord, how on every side the storms have broken loose and the seas rage with wildly tossing waves; O do thou, we beseech Thee, who along canst command the winds and the sea, give back to mankind the true peace which the world cannot give - the tranqui

The Late Justice Ginsburg, a Vote to Replace before Election, and Trump's list of SCOTUS Nominee

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, may she rest in peace. HAIL MARY, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen. AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. Justice Ginsburg past away yesterday, September 18th, at the age of 87 due to complications from her battle with "metastatic pancreas cancer," as divulged by the Supreme Court. We can only hope and

Fund to restore the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in St. Patrick's Cathedral in El Paso

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (Diocese of El Paso) Please join The Daily Knight and the Sacred Military Order of Knights of the Republic and the Most Victorious Heart of Jesus to support the Diocese of El Paso's efforts to raise funds to restore the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Related Article: Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Patrick's Cathedral Desecrated in El Paso The Diocese of El Paso, along with the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso will be setting up a yet to be named fund for the Shattered Sacred Heart Statue and to assist with security and renovations of the Cathedral of St. Patrick. A further announcement will come within the week as to the details

Only Charged with Criminal Mischief, not a Hate Crime - destroyed Sacred Heart of Jesus statue for b

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight Suspect charged with the vandalism of the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in St. Patrick's Cathedral, El Paso (KVIA and Diocese of El Paso) UPDATE: Local police on Wednesday, September 16th, identified the suspect arrested in the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue destruction at St. Patrick Cathedral as 30–year old Isaiah Cantrell. Original Article: Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Patrick's Cathedral Desecrated in El Paso KVIA El Paso reported that Cantrell was charged with criminal mischief and possession of marijuana. There seems to be some misunderstand among local residents of El Paso, as to why Cantrell has not been charged for more severe crimes like vandalism or

Too big to fail: Catholic America’s annulment machine

John Farrell | The Daily Knight (USA Today) Between 1968 and 1988, there was a 21K% increase in USA annulments. How was this legitimately done? It wasn’t. All permanent separation of baptized spouses are by ecclesiastical judgement only, not civil judgement. This is because the marriage contract (to live together) is bound up with the sacrament, and cannot be separated from it (Arcanum 23, Casti Connubii 78). The 3rd council of Baltimore #126 states: "We command all (i.e. baptized) married persons that they must not go to the civil courts to obtain a separation from bed and board without previously receiving permission from the ecclesiastical authority. Should anyone attempt this, let him kn

Sacred Heart of Jesus in St. Patrick's Cathedral Desecrated in El Paso

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at St. Patrick’s Cathedral destroyed in act of vandalism on Sept. 14, 2020 (Courtesy: Catholic Diocese of El Paso) EL PASO, Texas – KFOX reported that St. Patrick's Cathedral was vandalized Monday and the 90-year-old statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus was destroyed. Over three years ago, while serving in the U.S. Army in El Paso, I recognized this growing hatred against Catholicism and the Church. Seven attacks later, we are still witnessing emboldened hatred and violence against the Faith. Related Article - In the Devil's Playground - Another Catholic Church Vandalized in El Paso According to the Catholic Diocese of El

Archbishop Vigano ~ “A Resistance that is Rooted in Charity and Truth.”

Alexandra Clark | The Daily Knight Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano (Les Femmes) On Sept. 1, 2020 Archbishop Viganò happily responded to questions raised by Catholic Family Newspaper, which addressed various matters that are very important for the faithful regarding specifically the issue of Vatican II. He continues to stand firm against the revolutionary heretical errors of Vatican II and its false church, continuing to encourage the Faithful to have a “Resistance that is Rooted in Charity and Truth.” The first question asked was: “What would ‘separating’ from the Conciliar Church look like in Archbishop Viganò’s opinion?” To which Vigano responded with another question: “What does it mean to

Debating Distributism & Capitalism - How about Virtue based Socio-Economics, Virtuism?

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight Steel Worker (Barry Kidd Photography) Last Thursday evening, I tuned into a live debate on Restoring the Faith Media, where John Médaille (author of The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Marketplace, and Towards a Truly Free Market; A Distributist Perspective) and Jeff Cassman argued whether distributism or captialism is the more beneficial and efficient socio-economic theory. I couldn't help but contemplate, what if neither of the theories can make that claim? It's a fitting debate to have near Labor Day, especially as the nation gears up for the 2020 General Election; an election where it appears that capitalism and socialism, Christianity and m

Fr. James Altman: You cannot be Catholic & a Democrat

Alexandra Clark | The Daily Knight (Alpha News MN) To know, love and serve the Lord, that is man's purpose in life. It really is that simple. Many today, even within the Catholic Church, do not serve God because they do not love Him. In fact, they do not love Him, because they do not know Him. In a very powerful video a courageous priest, Father James Altman calls out the hypocrisies of Church hierarchy and their adherence to the evil Democratic platform. He calls out such priests like Fr. James Martin, S.J., who spoke at the DNC, for attempting to normalize policies that oppose Church teachings. It is because of false shepherds that so many Catholics souls are led astray from Divine Truth,

While America tears down statues of Saints, Prague restores Our Lady

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (Archdiocese of Prague) In a summer of socio-political turmoil, American cities have chosen to aid and abet marxist efforts to terrorize downtown areas, vandalize public squares, and remove historical and Catholic statues. From President Abraham Lincoln to St. Junipero Serra, we have watched (largely idle) as Antifa and BLM attacked public and private statues, murals, and memorials. By the grace of God, there is a different story in Prague, Czech Republic. Not all western cities are under siege by marxist anarchists and barabass vandals. On June 4th, Mariánský sloup v Praze na Staroměstském náměstí, a non-profit on Facebook, restored the Marianske Column, i

Statue of King Louis XVI removed in Louisville to appease Antifa & BLM

Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight (Reddit) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The statue of King Louis XVI, French monarch and patron of Louisville, Kentucky, which has been vandalized several times in recent months, is being removed from its spot in the city's downtown area. CBS WLKY reported that, Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Thursday morning. The mayor stated that crews began its removal around 7 a.m., transporting the statue to a storage facility. Facebook Livestream of the statue's removal: "Any future plans for the statue will be determined following a conservation assessment," asserted Mayro Fischer. CBS WLKY futher illustraded th

Make the Family Great Again with LMNOP+

Washington D.C. (LMNOP) A brave group of pro-family American patriots took to the streets of Washington, DC to celebrate Trump's acceptance speech for the Repuclican nomination on Thursday August 27th, as well as Trump's pro-family policies that he has enacted in the last 4 years. These conservative Americans address themselves as the LMNOP+ community and dressed up in various costumes to represent the "Lifestyle of Mainstream Normal Ordinary People" (LMNOP). It goes without saying that LMNOP+ is a play on words with a perverse accronym, which carries an agenda to destroy the nuclear family. Specifically, this group of LMNOP+ is called, and was led by their President, E

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