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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Meet Brother Happy: From POW to Myanmar missionary

Meet Brother Happy: From POW to Myanmar missionary: Felice Tantardini was born on June 28, 1898, in the Lecco state of Italy. Felice (which means “happy” in Italian) was the sixth of eight children born to devout Catholic parents Battista Tantardini…

The secret to joy, happiness and peace, according to St. Therese of Lisieux --Aleteia

The secret to joy, happiness and peace, according to St. Therese of Lisieux --Aleteia: "If weak and imperfect souls like mine felt what I feel," no-one would despair.

BREAKING: Trump Announces ICE To Begin Removing ‘Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | Daily Wire

BREAKING: Trump Announces ICE To Begin Removing ‘Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | Daily Wire: President Donald Trump announced late on Monday night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin the process of removing illegal aliens unlawfully present in the United States.

Bishop Barron's Gospel Reflection June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Matthew 5:43-48
Friends, once again our Gospel today is taken from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It is one of the most puzzling texts in the New Testament. It speaks of loving our enemies. Not tolerating them, or vaguely accepting them, but loving them. When you hate your enemy, you confirm him as your enemy. But when you love him in response to his hatred, you confuse and confound him, taking away the very energy that feeds his hatred.

There is a form of oriental martial arts called aikido. The idea of aikido is to absorb the aggressive energy of your opponent, moving with it, continually frustrating him until he comes to the point of realizing that fighting is useless.

Some have pointed out that there is a great deal of this in Jesus’ strategy of nonviolence and love of the enemy. You creatively absorb the aggression of your opponent, channeling it back against him, to show him the futility of violence. So when someone insults you, send back a compliment instead of an insult.

Tuesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 366

Reading 1 2 Cor 8:1-9

We want you to know, brothers and sisters, of the grace of God
that has been given to the churches of Macedonia,
for in a severe test of affliction,
the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty
overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part.
For according to their means, I can testify,
and beyond their means, spontaneously,
they begged us insistently for the favor of taking part
in the service to the holy ones,
and this, not as we expected,
but they gave themselves first to the Lord
and to us through the will of God,
so that we urged Titus that, as he had already begun,
he should also complete for you this gracious act also.
Now as you excel in every respect,
in faith, discourse, knowledge, all earnestness,
and in the love we have for you,
may you excel in this gracious act also.

I say this not by way of command,
but to test the genuineness of your love
by your concern for others.
For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that for your sake he became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.

Gospel Mt 5:43-48

Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said,
You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
But I say to you, love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your heavenly Father,
for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good,
and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.
For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have?
Do not the tax collectors do the same?
And if you greet your brothers only,
what is unusual about that?
Do not the pagans do the same?
So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect."

Rouhani: Iran Will Not Wage War against Any Nation | Asharq AL-awsat

Rouhani: Iran Will Not Wage War against Any Nation | Asharq AL-awsat

Russia, China Concerned with US Deployment of More Troops to Middle East | Asharq AL-awsat

Russia, China Concerned with US Deployment of More Troops to Middle East | Asharq AL-awsat

How much corruption can we tolerate in the church before we leave?


How much corruption can we tolerate in the church before we leave?

James Carroll's lament on Catholicism compels a 'calculus of corruption'


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Monday, June 17, 2019

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Trump Change | TomDispatch

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Bishop Barron's Gospel Reflection June 17, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019
Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Matthew 5:38-42
Friends, today’s Gospel gives Jesus’ teaching about nonresistance to evil people. We are continually wanting God to behave as we would—that is to say, withdrawing his love from those who don’t deserve it and giving his love to those who do deserve it. But this is just not the way God operates.

Why should you pray for someone who is persecuting you? Why shouldn’t you be allowed at least to answer him in kind—an eye for an eye? Because God doesn’t operate that way, and you are being drawn into the divine life. Why should you turn the other cheek to someone who has struck you? Because it’s practical? No, because that’s the way God operates, and you’re being called into the divine life. Why should you go beyond simply loving those who love you? Because that’s the way God operates: he loves the saints and he loves the worst of sinners.

Is any of this easy to do? Of course not. Are we able to get to this state through willing it, through earnest practice? Of course not! That’s why love is referred to as a theological virtue. It is the sheerest participation in the divine life, and it can only come from God.

Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 365

Reading 1 2 Cor 6:1-10

Brothers and sisters:
As your fellow workers, we appeal to you
not to receive the grace of God in vain.
For he says:

In an acceptable time I heard you,
and on the day of salvation I helped you.


Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.
We cause no one to stumble in anything,
in order that no fault may be found with our ministry;
on the contrary, in everything we commend ourselves
as ministers of God, through much endurance,
in afflictions, hardships, constraints,
beatings, imprisonments, riots,
labors, vigils, fasts;
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness,
in the Holy Spirit, in unfeigned love, in truthful speech,
in the power of God;
with weapons of righteousness at the right and at the left;
through glory and dishonor, insult and praise.
We are treated as deceivers and yet are truthful;
as unrecognized and yet acknowledged;
as dying and behold we live;
as chastised and yet not put to death;
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing;
as poor yet enriching many;


Gospel Mt 5:38-42

Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes you on your right cheek,
turn the other one to him as well.
If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,
hand him your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into service for one mile,
go with him for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow."

A new migrant surge at the border, this one from central Africa - The Boston Globe

A new migrant surge at the border, this one from central Africa - The Boston Globe: Their arrival at the border and at two cities more than 2,100 miles apart — San Antonio and Portland, Maine — has surprised and puzzled immigration authorities and overwhelmed local officials and nonprofit groups.

Lawmakers express discomfort over teen abortions without parental consent - The Boston Globe

Lawmakers express discomfort over teen abortions without parental consent - The Boston Globe: Even before it faces its first hearing on Beacon Hill Monday, an ambitious legislative effort to expand abortion access in Massachusetts has run into opposition from lawmakers who consider it to be an overreach.

For Trump, it's all about posture, not policy | National Catholic Reporter

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Harvard study reveals the benefits of childhood church-going -- Aleteia

Harvard study reveals the benefits of childhood church-going -- Aleteia

Foreigners Pump $1.3Bn to Invest in Saudi Stock Market | Asharq AL-awsat

Foreigners Pump $1.3Bn to Invest in Saudi Stock Market | Asharq AL-awsat

The New Catholic Left in the Turbulent 1960’s | Jack Hartjes

The New Catholic Left in the Turbulent 1960’s | Jack Hartjes: The turbulent 1960’s included the sexual revolution, feminism, the civil rights movement, worker uprisings, and the identification and rejection of Western Imperialism. These secular movements did not leave the Church untouched but gave inspiration to a new Catholic Left.

Huawei looks to Russian technology to replace Google’s Android on its smartphones — RT Business News

Huawei looks to Russian technology to replace Google’s Android on its smartphones — RT Business News: After Google cut Huawei off its Android operating system, the Chinese telecom giant is seeking alternatives to keep its smartphones working. A viable option has reportedly been found in Russia.

Pompeo, End Times, and False Flag War on Iran - Antiwar.com Original

Pompeo, End Times, and False Flag War on Iran - Antiwar.com Original: A main issue with wars, indeed Sun Tzu’s first admonition, is that war should be a last resort, not the first as Washington seems to favor. Because one - Jon Basil Utley for Antiwar.com Original

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing - News From Antiwar.com

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing - News From Antiwar.com: US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing | DIA provides no evidence of accusation

Why the US Probably *Is* Planting Weapons Code in Russia’s Power Grid

Why the US Probably *Is* Planting Weapons Code in Russia’s Power Grid: Walrus has already started an engaging conversation on this subject. As someone deeply involved in the early development of DoD cyber operations, I wanted to add  my two cents from a different angle. I am not as horrified by this development as many here are. But I am very uneasy with the apparent i

Modi wades into Eurasianism - Indian Punchline

Modi wades into Eurasianism - Indian Punchline: (Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin with their delegations, Bishkek, June 14, 2019 on the sidelines of the SCO Summit.) The Bishkek Declaration, issued after the summit meeting (June 14-15) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation devotes one sentence praising China’s Belt and Road Initiative: “The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the … Continue reading "Modi wades into Eurasianism"

Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students - The New York Times

Visa Delays at Backlogged Immigration Service Strand International Students - The New York Times

Transgenderism and Perfect Freedom - The Catholic Thing

Transgenderism and Perfect Freedom - The Catholic Thing: Robert Royal: We get ideas of freedom from self-indulgent entertainers, self-interested politicos, self-absorbed academics, and self-referential media.

Earth Is Moving Toward The Same Meteor Swarm That Scientists Believe Caused The Tunguska Explosion Of 1908 – End Of The American Dream

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US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours | The Grayzone

US gov narrative blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks falls apart in hours | The Grayzone

A Hawaii Democrat’s Surprising Views - WSJ

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Teheran will not cave to Trump's dealmaking, Opinion - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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As the World Burns, Mike Pompeo Smells a Business Opportunity | Vanity Fair

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The Decline of MENA Students Coming to the United States: Why That’s a Problem

The Decline of MENA Students Coming to the United States: Why That’s a Problem: The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the central role of the Atlantic Community in meeting global challenges.

Founded in 1961, the Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic shifts in economic and political influence that are shaping the twenty-first century by educating and galvanizing its uniquely influential, nonpartisan network of international political, business, and intellectual leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we promote, and the communities we build, the Council's ten regional centers and functional programs shape today's policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity.

ArabDigest.org: Syria on a cliff edge

Syria on a cliff edge

Summary: fighting continues, mainly in and around Idlib between the Syrian army and jihadis. International complications.
Fighting, sometimes heavy fighting, continues in Syria, as does the human suffering. The situation on the ground is complex, and so is the alignment of various outside powers. Reading and summarising the whole picture is made more difficult by propaganda from all sides, so pervasive that all reports need to be looked at with a sceptical eye. With the best part of 3 million cooped up in the north-western province of Idlib the possibility of a humanitarian catastrophe on an even more horrific scale remains – but it hasn't happened yet.
The fighting is mainly between the Syrian army which is seeking to extend government control over the whole of the country, and jihadi forces numbering many thousands who have been progressively expelled from their other strongholds but have been able to move to Idlib and retain control over large parts of it.
The Syrian government forces have support from Russia, though not unconditional support. The jihadis have support, also qualified, from Turkey, reportedly backed up by financial support from Qatar. In a typically obscure development, Russians sources reported on 12 June that Russia and Turkey had brokered a complete ceasefire in Idlib which had led to a significant reduction in violence. The following day the Turkish Foreign Minister said that after a Turkish observation point had been shelled by Syrian government forces it was not possible to say that a ceasefire had been established, and Turkey would do what was necessary and expected Russia to put pressure on the Syrian government. The Russian ministry of defence said the attack had been by rebels, not the Syrian army, and Russia had carried out airstrikes against "militants" after the Turkish army had asked for its help. Yesterday 16 June the Turkish defence ministry said the Syrian army had made a second attack on a Turkish observation post; Turkey replied with heavy weapons, and made representations to Moscow.
With the possibility that the civil war may come to an end, there is no international agreement on how to handle Syria after it is over. Arab states are divided; Syria has not been readmitted into the Arab league but the UAE and a few others have re-established diplomatic links. Russia wants to retain Syria as something like an ally; Washington wants that to end, and even more urgently wants to end Iranian influence and penetration in Syria. The country has been devastated and will desperately need funding for reconstruction. Ideally Russia would like to take a lead in doing the work, paid for by others – that does not appeal to Washington, which has discouraged any move to raise funding internationally.
With the reservations implied in the first paragraph above, we draw attention to two recent articles which address the internal and external situations. The first (of 4 June) is an attempt by former British ambassador to Damascus Peter Ford to summarise the situation in Idlib, commenting also on chemical weapons and the possibility of US withdrawal. Ford has gone out on a limb many times casting doubt on media reports and government statements from Washington and elsewhere, particularly on the vexed question of chemical weapons, on which the jury is still out. Last month a number of UK-based academics challenged allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma in April 2018. Last week Syria refused visas for a chemical weapons investigation team created last year by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons against Syrian and Russian opposition.
The second article, published in the Abu Dhabi-based The National, is by the London based investigative journalist Faisal Al Yafai. He considers US attempts to isolate Syria and the Russian push for normalisation, and argues that Arab states have differing interests which they will quite rightly follow although the result will be untidy.

Qualitative change in US China policy in 4 perspectives - Global Times

Qualitative change in US China policy in 4 perspectives - Global Times

How the FCC lost a year in “the race to 5G”

How the FCC lost a year in “the race to 5G”: Tom Wheeler explains why a "faster" marketplace approach to auctioning mid-band spectrum for 5G networks has set the U.S. back a year.

Editorial: Who watches the shepherds who watch over the sheep? Us. | National Catholic Reporter

Editorial: Who watches the shepherds who watch over the sheep? Us. | National Catholic Reporter: Who watches over the shepherds who watch over the sheep?

The answer, U.S. bishops agreed to at their meeting in Baltimore last week, are other, more senior, shepherds. That answer remains unsatisfyin...

Guest Post: FUELING WAR IN YEMEN AGAINST THE WILL OF CONGRESS: AN END RUN AROUND THE CONSTITUTION BY ALLAN C. BROWNFELD

FUELING WAR IN YEMEN AGAINST THE WILL OF CONGRESS:  AN END RUN AROUND THE CONSTITUTION

                        BY
               ALLAN C. BROWNFELD
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Congress, with bipartisan support, passed a resolution calling for the U.S. to stop fueling war in Yemen by massive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.  In doing so,it sought  to restore the power given to Congress by the Constitution to decide when our country goes to war.  Despite the Constitution’s clear division of powers, we have gone to war in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere without a congressional decision to do so.  In April, President Trump vetoed the congressional resolution.

Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress have grown uneasy with the close relationship with Saudi Arabia.  Many lawmakers in both parties also criticize the president for not condemning Saudi Atabia for the killing of Jamal Kashoggi, a Ssudi who lived in the U.S. and had written critical material about the Saudi regime.  Last October, he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and  was never seen again.  U.S. intelligence agencies say that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was complicit in the killing—-something President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner question.  To the rest of the world, the role of the Saudi regime seems clear.

The U.S. is providing billions in U.S. arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting against rebels in Yemen. Members of Congress have expressed concern about the thousands of civilians killed in air strikes since the conflict began in 2014 in the Arab world’s poorest country.  People are suffering from a shortage of medical care and food and the country is said to be on the brink of famine.

The legal basis for providing massive aid to the Saudis—-in violation of the wishes of Congress—-is a loop-hole in the Arms Export Control Act  which, in the event of an “emergency,” gives the president powers which the Constitution clearly assigns to Congress. This law, however, fails to define in any way what constitutes an “emergency.”

President Trump  declared an “emergency” on May 24, to promote $8 billion in arms sales, just as he declared an “emergency” before unilaterally planning to impose tariffs on Mexico. He declared an “emergency” to use funds to build a border wall, which Congress had rejected.  In an era of peace and prosperity, we seem to have an unusual number of “emergencies.”

Even one of President  Trump’s closest congressional allies is now ready strip him of certain emergency powers in response to his actions to circumvent the will of Congress.  “Do away with the emergency exception,” said Sen.Lindsay Graham (R-SC).  Doing so, he added, would prevent the executive branch from repeating such a move in the future.  “I would not have agreed to that before, but after this maneuver by the administration, count me in.”

Graham is one of several lawmakers conferring over how to change the rules governing congressional oversight of arms sales to prevent end runs around Congress, after Democrats and Republicans objected to the administration citing an unspecific threat from Iran to expedite more than $8 billion worth of arms sales.

“We’re talking about a more permanent fix so we can’t have it this way again,” said Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Senators Graham, Menendez and others are expected to ask for a vote on 23 disapproval resolutions aimed at blocking the sales, and a bipartisan majority of senators is expected to support that effort. 

Members of Congress and White House officials remain at odds over the deals’ legitimacy.  The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot  Engel (D-NY), accused the administration of creating a “phony” emergency to justify the arms sales.  He declared:  “Here’s the reality.  There is no emergency. It’s made up.  And it’s an abuse of the law.”

The ranking Republican on the House Committee shared this view.  Rep. Michael  McCaul (R-TX) said that, “The recent use of the emergency authority, in my judgment, was unfortunate.  Consulting with Congress is always the better route.”  .  In McCaul’s view, the “emergency” seemed less than serious  if it would take months or years to complete the arms sales.

Rep, Tom Malinowski (D-NJ),  a former assistant Secretary of State, declared:  “The administration has provided us no evidence that the gulf countries face any substantially new threat from Iran that would justify declaring an emergency, or that these weapons,  which the Saudis need to keep bombing Yemen, would even be useful if such a threat arose. If we allow these arms sales, the effect will be to prolong a war that does not serve U.S. interests, while signaling to the Saudis that they can get away with anything.”

Congress is finally showing an interest in ending our destructive role in Yemen and bringing to an end a legal loophole which permits the executive to engage in war—-and arms sales—-due to an “emergency” it is not legally required to precisely define.  Pearl Harbor was an emergency.  Whatever is going on in Yemen—-or at the Mexican border—-is something far different.  The last thing the Framers of the Constitution had in mind was giving the executive—-of whatever party or philosophy—-the power to, in effect, rule unilaterally.  Those Republicans inclined to acquiesce in such an assumption of executive power—-because their party now holds it—-should remember that when Democrats control the White House in the future, that power will then be theirs as well.

“if the administration won’t reverse its arms sales on its own, then Congress ought to assert its constitutional prerogatives and continue to do what it can to force the administration’s hand,”. said Robert Malley, President of the International Crisis Center.

Those who believe in constitutional government, in our system of checks and balances, and limited government—-which people who call themselves conservative have always embraced—-can hardly support government by manufactured “emergency,” which turns the Constiution on its head.  It is time to end such arbitrary power before both parties become accustomed to a level of executive power which the Founding Fathers thought they had brought to an end.

The Not So “Nice” Map of Israel  – LobeLog

The Not So “Nice” Map of Israel  – LobeLog: by Aaron Southlea On his recent visit to Israel, Jared Kushner presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a State Department map showing the occupied Golan Heights as part of Israel. Presiden…

FBI Never Saw CrowdStrike Unredacted or Final Report on Alleged Russian Hacking Because None was Produced – Consortiumnews

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By Ray McGovern
Special to Consortium News
CrowdStrike, the controversial cybersecurity firm that

Students barred from talking of climate change in graduation speeches - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Vatican Document for Amazon Synod Proposes Ordaining Married ‘Elders’ as Priests | Deacon Greg Kandra

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Belt and Road Initiative: As America's power fades, China lures A

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When Normality Became Abnormal – American Greatness

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Why Iran Could Launch a Limited Attack | The American Conservative

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Dealing with Iran: Trump’s Negotiating Formula Risks Unwanted War – Gulf International Forum

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When Israel Hatched a Secret Plan to Assassinate Iranian Scientists - POLITICO Magazine

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‘Emanuel’: Steph Curry, Viola Davis and Mariska Hargitay’s Doc Shows the Power of Forgiveness in the Face of Hate | Kate O'Hare

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