COMMENTARY: It would be better if comments reportedly made by the Pope in private remained in private, not splashed around the world by news media. (Meaning, PROTECTIVE Commentary-Bergoglio could say whatever comes out of his mouth and Catholic’s should look the other way? – To the world this man represents Christ. And to this day, Jesus Christ is still scrutinized. But don’t scrutinize Francis. He’s above reproach).
“Juan Carlos, that you are gay doesn’t matter,” he said Francis told him. “God made you like this and loves you like this, and it doesn’t matter to me. The Pope loves you like this; you have to be happy with who you are.” MORE
I happened to be in Santa Barbara, Calif., this week to give a speech, and at the lunch afterward, I found myself talking to a local real estate agent. She told me that trailer park homes in the town can go for $600,000. “They’re really lovely,” she said, of these mobile homes. “There’s a private lake.” MORE
Ireland voted decisively to repeal one of the world’s more restrictive abortion bans, the prime minister said Saturday, sweeping aside generations of conservative patriarchy and dealing the latest in a series of stinging rebukes to the Roman Catholic Church. MORE
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Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will pick his successor have been chosen by him. He will create 14 new cardinals on June 29, 11 of whom are under 80 years of age and therefore able to vote in a papal conclave.
These 11 new cardinals are added to the 48 electors already appointed by Francis to make 47 percent of the cardinal electors who will choose the next pope. Remaining among the 125 electors are 47 appointed by Pope Benedict XVI and 19 appointed by St. John Paul II. MORE
A family in Portland, Oregon, received a shock recently when their phone rang. The caller was an employee of the father of the family who said “Unplug your Alexa devices right now. You’re being hacked.” The family’s Amazon Echo home assistant device had reportedly recorded a conversation they had and sent it to a random number in the device’s contact list, KIRO 7 reports. MORE
As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have found evidence that drug’s impact has literally flowed downstream to affect marine life, as well. MORE
America is once again reeling from yet another deadly mass shooting. The victims at Santa Fe High School were taken from us too soon, and the prayers of Texas and the nation are with their families. There is something especially haunting about a killer targeting a school, where parents send their children on the assumption that they will be safe as they learn. Experience is a hard teacher, and with 2018’s second major school shooting behind us, its lesson is clear: We must secure our schools. MORE
Southern California is mirroring a statewide increase in cases of sexually transmitted diseases for the third year in a row.
Of particular concern is the spike in the number of congenital syphilis cases, which are triggering a rise in the number of stillbirths caused by syphilis. MORE
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