His persecutor had demanded not that he should deny Christ, but only that he should keep silent about the truth. Nevertheless, he died for Christ. Does Christ not say: I am the truth? Therefore, because John shed his blood for the truth, he surely died for Christ.From a homily by St Bede the Venerable, priest
ELLA BAKER, A GIANT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, LEFT US WITH THIS WISDOM: GIVE PEOPLE LIGHT AND THEY WILL FIND A WAY. GIVE PEOPLE LIGHT. THOSE ARE WORDS FOR OUR TIME.Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech
WHAT UNITED GENERATIONS PAST WAS AN UNSHAKABLE CONFIDENCE IN AMERICA’S DESTINY, AND AN UNBREAKABLE FAITH IN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY KNEW THAT OUR COUNTRY IS BLESSED BY GOD, AND HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE IN THIS WORLD. IT IS THAT CONVICTION THAT INSPIRED THE FORMATION OF OUR UNION, OUR WESTWARD EXPANSION, THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY, THE PASSAGE OF CIVIL RIGHTS, THE SPACE PROGRAM, AND THE OVERTHROW OF FASCISM, TYRANNY AND COMMUNISM.President Trump’s Acceptance Speech
are not both candidates leading us in radical sin, the claim to autonomy on the part of creatures, the illusion that we live and are saved by our own resources?
…no human being might boast before God.
It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus,
who became for us wisdom from God,
as well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,…1 COR 1:29-30
THE CURRENT PRESIDENT HAS CLOAKED AMERICA IN DARKNESS FOR MUCH TOO LONG. TOO MUCH ANGER. TOO MUCH FEAR. TOO MUCH DIVISION.Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech
WE WILL REKINDLE NEW FAITH IN OUR VALUES, NEW PRIDE IN OUR HISTORY, AND A NEW SPIRIT OF UNITY THAT CAN ONLY BE REALIZED THROUGH LOVE FOR OUR COUNTRY. BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THAT AMERICA IS NOT A LAND CLOAKED IN DARKNESS, AMERICA IS THE TORCH THAT ENLIGHTENS THE ENTIRE WORLD.President Trump’s Acceptance Speech
how can choosing a man bring us in or out of darkness when the greatness of human beings consists in God’s choosing them as a special people and their faithful response?
R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
Blessed the nation whose God is the LORDPS 33:12
HERE AND NOW, I GIVE YOU MY WORD: IF YOU ENTRUST ME WITH THE PRESIDENCY, I WILL DRAW ON THE BEST OF US, NOT THE WORST. I WILL BE AN ALLY OF THE LIGHT, NOT OF THE DARKNESS.Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech
IN A NEW TERM AS PRESIDENT, WE WILL AGAIN BUILD THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN HISTORY – QUICKLY RETURNING TO FULL EMPLOYMENT, SOARING INCOMES, AND RECORD PROSPERITY! WE WILL DEFEND AMERICA AGAINST ALL THREATS, AND PROTECT AMERICA AGAINST ALL DANGERS. WE WILL LEAD AMERICA INTO NEW FRONTIERS OF AMBITION AND DISCOVERY, AND WE WILL REACH FOR NEW HEIGHTS OF NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT.President Trump’s Acceptance Speech
how can we expect to be blessed when the righteousness we seek is not in conformity with God’s will?
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.MT 5:10
I AM A PROUD DEMOCRAT, AND I WILL BE PROUD TO CARRY THE BANNER OF OUR PARTY INTO THE GENERAL ELECTION. SO, IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR AND HUMILITY THAT I ACCEPT THIS NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.Joe Biden’s Acceptance Speech
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, THE PARTY OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, GOES FORWARD UNITED, DETERMINED, AND READY TO WELCOME MILLIONS OF DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS, AND ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN THE GREATNESS OF AMERICA AND THE RIGHTEOUS HEART OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.President Trump’s Acceptance Speech
how do i choose between two candidates that both acknowledge the holiness of life, but due to promises and oaths made to a childish party base still unjustly exercise the power of condemnation and death in regards to life?
The king was deeply distressed,
but because of his oaths and the guests
he did not wish to break his word to her.
So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders
to bring back his head.
He went off and beheaded him in the prison.MK 6: 26-27