Miss Michigan Stripped of Crown as Anti-Trump Political Correctness Reaches a New Low

Day Gardner
July 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ — The following is submitted by Day Gardner (pictured), President of the National Black Pro-life Union:

The crazies get crazier! Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping 20 year old Kathy Zhu of her Miss Michigan World title for her support of President Donald Trump.

Apparently, she also tweeted about ‘black on black crime’ which even black people know is a real concern.

Another faux pas, according to the Michigan World pageant organizers, was miss Zhu made a tweet about trying on hijabs.

Let me think about this, if I was asked: “Day, want to try on a hijab?” My response would be: “Hijab? No way Jose!”

The thing is, it also wouldn’t make any sense for random folks to try on yamakas, a nun’s habit, or prayer cloths just for the heck of it. So, what’s the beef here?

Think about it, is this really where we are in America?

At one time in our country (including the sometimes spaced out pageant world) it was considered a good thing to be an individual, to stand out–to stand up, to be patriotic, and true to yourself.

It seems miss Zhu is a bit too opinionated, a tad too conservative and way too patriotic to represent her state in the pageant that she, for all intents and purposes, seems qualified to win.

Which, by the way is very reminiscent of 1976, when the Miss Delaware Pageant organizers attempted to strip me of my title because I was just too black for them.

This is my encouragement to Kathy: This string of unfortunate events will show up as a mere blip on the screen of life. Trust me. Continue to be who you are dear girl…stay strong, live long–and prosper!

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Catholic league president Bill Donohue comments on a new law in Texas:

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has struck a blow for religious freedom, signing into law the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill. That this law was even necessary demonstrates the level of contempt among radical activists for religious tolerance and freedom of speech .

The bill was a response to the intolerance of the San Antonio City Council, which last March banned Chick-fil-A from a vending contract at the city airport because of what it termed the food chain’s “legacy of anti-LGBT behavior.”

And what was that “behavior”? In 2012, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said the company supported “the biblical definition of the family unit.” That’s it. No discrimination was alleged, against employees or customers. Cathy just had the unforgiveable temerity to hold views that the LGBT extremists don’t like; and worse yet, to express his views; and worst of all, to contribute to organizations that agree with his views.

The LGBT extremists and their supporters have been targeting Chick-fil-A ever since. But their efforts have been a dismal failure. As even the Washington Post acknowledges today, “Amid boycotts and pushback from LGBTQ groups, Chick-fil-A has grown into the nation’s third-largest restaurant chain, according to Nation’s Restaurant News. It’s $10.46 billion in U.S. sales trails only McDonald’s and Starbucks.” Clearly, the American people have no tolerance for the heavy-handed tactics of the LGBTQ radicals.

Neither, thankfully, do the people of Texas and their state government.

In June, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rightly condemned the San Antonio City Council for “the religious bigotry that animated its decision.” Now Gov. Abbot and the Texas legislature have rectified this injustice.

They are to be commended.


Graces will be showered on all who ask for them

Many Parisians and tourists are surprised to discover the Miraculous Medal Chapel—opposite a fancy department store—hidden down an alley in the middle of Paris at 140, rue du Bac! The secluded location of this place is the mirror image of the events of 1830.

In 1830, Sister Catherine Labouré, then a novice at the Daughters of Charity convent, had the immense privilege of talking with the Virgin Mary. The first time, on the night of July 18th, Sister Catherine had a spiritual experience that was hard to put into words. “It would be impossible for me to say what I experienced. The Virgin showed me the altar steps and said, Come to the foot of this altar. Here, graces will be spread on all who ask for them with confidence and fervor.”

The second apparition took place on November 27th of the same year, during evening prayer. “I saw beautiful rays of light stream from the Blessed Virgin’s open hands, covered with jeweled rings… I heard a voice saying, These rays are a symbol of the graces that I pour out on those who ask them of me.” 

At that moment, an oval formed around the apparition and Catherine saw these words in a semi-circle emblazoned in gold letters: O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. The image turned over and, on the reverse side of the medal Catherine saw the letter M surmounted with a little cross, and below it, the hearts of Jesus and Mary. And she heard: Have a medal made according to this model. For those who will wear it with confidence, there will be abundant graces.

Adapted from the Miraculous Medal Chapel website and a homily by Fr. Gabriel Nissim, May 5, 2019.

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What to do if a shooter enters your church – California Catholic Daily

What to do if a shooter enters your church

Covina Police Department hosts symposium on emergency planning for churches, offers tips on how to protect worshippers in case of ‘active shooter’ View Larger Image Police in tactical gear leaving after a hoax call about a gunman at Holy Innocents Church in Long Beach. (Photo by Stephanie Rivera.)

How can congregation leaders prevent active shooters? What can they do to protect their worshipers? These questions were discussed before 100 attendees, including congregation leaders, at a symposium hosted by Covina Police Department on Wednesday specifically to address the needs of houses of worship.

Covina Police Department Lt. Dave Foster offered emergency planning tips, informing the congregation of the plan, identifying safe spaces, creating a security team, utilizing a notification system, identifying vulnerable spots in facilities and having highly visible ushers and greeters in populated areas to monitor people.

Foster suggested utilizing ushers and greeters to evaluate the mental state of service attendees as they enter and establish relationships, so they can identify if a person is acting strange.

In a panel discussion, a senior investigative researcher for ADL, Joanna Mendelson, said churches can increase lighting, locks and security personnel, but half the battle is making the congregation aware of a formal plan.

Some recommendations are not costly, Mendelson added, such as creating a safety team composed of capable adults who can aid in emergencies.

And, for anyone who was wondering, FBI Acting Supervising Special Agent Ronald Schloegel believes having a registered weapon in facilities would not increase church safety.

So, is this becoming a trend?

Heavily armed officers evacuate Holy Innocents Church after Long Beach police received call that someone with a rifle was inside.

Police swarmed a Catholic church in Long Beach Sunday morning after getting a false report of someone inside with a rifle, according to authorities. Officers set up a perimeter around the church but weren’t able to find anyone who matched the description of the supposed gunman, LBPD spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said. It wasn’t immediately clear who made the call. Whoever phoned police hung up after saying there was a gunman.

From July 14 Long Beach Post News story. Panic inside Queen of Angels RiversideMass was interrupted Sunday at a church in Riverside when a man came rushing in saying he was going to shoot everyone. Video showed a woman racing in and saying, “We’re all going to die” in Spanish, causing even more panic. At this point, a man ran in saying, “Everyone down, there’s someone in the back with a gun. He’s going to kill all of us.” However, no weapon was found on the suspect or his vehicle. From June 18th CalCatholic story.

Source: What to do if a shooter enters your church – California Catholic Daily

Mother Angelica: “You know, as Catholics we’ve been awfully quiet all these years. I am so tired of you, liberal church in America!”

“You know, as Catholics we’ve been awfully quiet all these years. … I’m tired of your witchcraft, I’m tired! … I’m tired of your tricks! I’m tired of your deceit! … I am so tired of you, liberal church in America!”

Source: RORATE CÆLI: “You know, as Catholics we’ve been awfully quiet all these years. I am so tired of you, liberal church in America!”

Blessed Conchita, a faithful echo of the Sorrowful Mother

In his homily for the beatification of Maria Concepcion Cabrera de Armida, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints portrays the new blessed as wife, mother, widow–and an inspirer of religious institutes and apostolic initiatives like no other.

Maria Concepcion Cabrera de Armida knew to choose God with an absolute love, and put Him at the center of her life, while caring for her family and her home. How was the new blessed able to do all that was required of her? Cardinal Angelo Becciu said she succeeded because “she did not follow her own inspirations, however holy, but conformed to God’s plan for her.” …

Cardinal Becciu recalled her concern for the poor, her care for the material and spiritual needs of the sick and dying, and her constant commitment to assisting the poor and needy. Her heart was open to all those she encountered…

But all this was possible only by accepting and offering up her own suffering, Cardinal Becciu said. He concluded his homily by speaking about how Blessed Conchita was able to understand “the science of the Cross.” As an echo of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Sorrows, she “was aware that every sorrow, great or small, had already been experienced by Jesus on the Cross; and in Him she was able to find strength and meaning.”

Vatican News

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Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Yes, I know the headline is click bait, but it’s actually the sub title of a book I was sent for review. The Secret of Benedict XVI – Is He Still the Pope is by Italian journalist Antonio Socci and published in English by Angelico Press.

Happily the book’s content is not quite as sensationalist as the title. Some Catholics who are displeased with Pope Francis have retreated into what some have called the “resignationist” position. That is to say, for detailed legal reasons, Pope Benedict’s resignation was invalid. Other theories are that the resignation of Benedict was valid, but Francis’ election was not valid because certain cardinals manipulated the conclave to get him elected. Consequently, Benedict must still be the true pope.

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