by A. Joseph Lynch
I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
"HE'S A GOOD LIAR": Church Militant has uncovered more homosexual predation and cover-ups in the SSPX. This time their reporting goes all the way up to Bishop Fellay, the former superior general of the SSPX.
MISSISSIPPI BURNING: A Mississippi church fighting against state's coronavirus restrictions was burned down on Wednesday. The burning is being investigated as arson after a sign was left that read: "I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits."
TRUMP - OPEN CHURCHES: President Trump has now declared churches essential and threatened to override governors who continue to keep them closed. Many Catholic churches plan to defy the Democrat governor and begin reopening. They should now have some help from President Trump should issues arise.
II. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND AMERICA
VOTER FRAUD: As the nation prepares for elections, lawmakers must balance voter safety and voting integrity. It now appears that there might have been voting irregularities in Nevada's recent vote-by-mail. Meanwhile a former elections judge admitted to stuffing ballot boxes in south Philadelphia.
BURR-FEINSTEIN INVESTIGATION: Senators Burr (D) and Feinstein (D) are coming under FBI scrutiny for possible insider trading. Both sold off stocks after coronavirus briefings. Insider trading, cronyism, and careerism are aspects of a swamp filled with creatures of both political parties.
RED WAVE? Republicans are sweeping national, state, and local special elections. Last week Republican House candidates won in Wisconsin by 14 points and California by 12 points. The shocking California win is the first flipped House seat by the GOP since 1998. In swing state Pennsylvania, the GOP was three-for-three in special elections for the state House. In Virginia, the GOP flipped two key city councils. More from Dr. Steve Turley. Another election observer has said that if these elections signal a national trend, then states like Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, and Biden's home state of Delaware, would tilt Trump in November.
PROMOTING UNEMPLOYMENT: Fears among some members of the GOP were seemingly prescient as many Americans can make more money (via the CARES Act) being laid off than by going to work. A Phoenix restaurant, for example, has over thirty job openings yet are receiving few applications despite a 20% unemployment rate. Helping individual Americans by killing off the nation's small businesses is no help in the long run. The Democrats who want to keep the $600 weekly unemployment bonus going through 2021 will only incentivize higher unemployment while killing off what is left of small businesses. Thankfully Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, says that workers who refuse to return will not qualify for unemployment.
INFECTING NURSING HOMES: Governor Cuomo of New York chose Mother's Day (May 10) to reverse the head-scratching decision to send over 4,300 recovering coronavirus patients to nursing homes during the height of the pandemic. It appears that 5,800 New York nursing home residents died after Cuomo put the state's most vulnerable population at risk.
III. THE NATIONS
COVER UP THE COVER UP: Last year we informed our readers of whistleblower, Ian Henderson, who led an international team of investigators from the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to investigate a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. In his report, which was left out of the official report and later leaked, Henderson said that there is “higher probability that both cylinders were manually placed at those two locations rather than being delivered from aircraft”. In other words, Assad was innocent. In January Henderson testified before the UN that no government-led chemical weapons strike took place. Leadership at the OPCW has since tried to discredit Henderson, but documents reveal Henderson's background and leadership role within the Syria ground investigation.
AL QAEDA IN FLORIDA: Last December a Saudi national was responsible for the killing of American soldiers in Pensacola. Saudi Arabia is the home of Wahhabism, the radical wing of Islam that is responsible for nearly every act of Islamic terrorism - including 9/11. We were not surprised to learn this week that the terrorist had been in communication with Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda was led by bin Laden, another Saudi. If America wants to protect its soldiers and citizens, it would do well by reassessing its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the home of Wahhabi ideology and its financier abroad.
MACRON LOSES MAJORITY: As President Macron's approval rating slips to 43%, the French continue to sour on his presidency. Defectors have now cost his party their majority in the French parliament and protests are increasing. The French supreme court is also rebuking Macron, calling for an end to the lock down on French churches.
IV. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION
PP GETS PPP: Planned Parenthood affiliates received $80 million from the Paycheck Protection Program. Not only is this against the president's wishes to see the nation's leading abortion provider receive federal money, but the national organization is clearly not included within the protections intended for small businesses. While the government is seeking the return of the money, twent-seven senators have asked AG Barr to investigate.
UN GOES SOUTHERN: It comes as no surprise that the UN is embracing gender neutral, politically correct terms. American's in the Deep South, however, might be happy to hear that the UN has called for using "ya'll" instead of "ladies and gentlemen". Who knew Southern shorthand salutations would be internationally seen as more genteel than the time immemorial ladies and gentlemen.
ROE V. PRO-LIFERS: According to a new documentary, Norma McCorvey - the eponymous "Roe" of Roe v. Wade - seemingly renounced her 1995 pro-life conversion shortly before her death in 2017. While this news would not surprise AoA, we invite readers to see Lifesite News' reporting on the scandal.