by Dr. David Pence and A. Joseph Lynch
I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
THE ORDER OF VIRGINS: Three consecrations in Detroit. The hierarchical sexual order reflects the sacred order. Fatherhood, filiation, fraternity, marriage, and motherhood are balanced at the far end by the uniquely feminine call to virginity. Reestablishing this order is a huge evangelical statement to the world. Now we Catholic men starting with the clergy must protect them. The Netflix documentary on the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnick in Baltimore is a riveting and gruesome reminder to men that when we are incapable of protection, the most beautiful of our women will be violated by the Evil One and his many many legions.
THE GROWTH OF PENTECOSTALS: A worldwide household of Cornelius. How will Peter answer?
II. ISLAM AND THE MIDDLE EAST
QATAR - MATTIS TILLERSON SLOW DOWN THE RUSH: The grownups.
REGIME CHANGE FOR IRAN - GINGRICH, GIULIANI, AND A SAUDI JOIN THE RALLY: Watch out for MEK when considering policy for Iran.
AFGHAN SHIITES HELP IN SYRIA: Afghan refugees to Iran offered cash and citizenship for fighting.
III. AROUND THE WORLD R&G ROUND UP
PRESIDENT TRUMP IN WARSAW POLAND: His remarkable speech - God and the nations.
REMEMBERING THE CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION - LESSONS FOR US: You say you want a revolution.
ANGELA MERKEL IS HEAD OF A PARTY THAT ONCE WAS CHRISTIAN AND VAGUELY NATIONALISTIC: Her change on homosexual marriage has completed the metamorphosis. Her one principle is Career. She voted against the new redefinition, but she opened the way for the law. This is much the role many Republicans and Christian leaders played in the US -- their official position was against homosexual marriage but their inactivity and appointments allowed the movement to prosper.
AN APPROACH TO LATIN AMERICA: Talk to Senator Rubio.
TRAINING THE WORKFORCE AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: There are way too many students piling up debt in four-year colleges, and way too few students learning about materials technology and craftsmanship in the high schools. One assessment from City Journal.