Appeals Court Knocks Down NY Non-Citizen Voting Rights
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NYC’s Non-Citizen Voting Law Ruled Unconstitutional on Appeal In a significant ruling, a state appeals court has declared that a New York City law allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections is unconstitutional. This decision marks a victory for Republican elected officials who had challenged the law in court. The contested law, known as the "Our City, Our Vote" bill, was passed in 2022 with the aim of allowing green card holders and other individuals living in New York City with federal work authorization to participate in local elections for offices such as mayor and City Council. The ..read more
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Trans Funeral Organizer: 'We Want An Apology from Catholic Church'
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In an ironic turn of events, LGBT activists are demanding a public apology from St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the Catholic Church after the funeral of a male using the pseudonym "Cecilia Gentili," a transgender activist, and actor, was allegedly cut short by the Cathedral during the service.  The organization Gays & Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society (GLITS) has called for an explanation from the Cathedral regarding what they describe as "painfully dismissive and exclusionary language" used in a statement after the incident.  During the funeral, participant ..read more
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Illegal Migrants to Received Pre-Paid Debit Cards
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As American citizens in New York City struggle to pay the high rents, utilities, and inflation driven prices of food, gas and other necessities, illegal migrants will get free money.  A family of four migrants with two children under age 17 could receive up to $15,200 a year under New York City's controversial new $53 million program that provides pre-paid credit cards to asylum seekers. The initiative, known as the Immediate Response Card, aims to assist migrants with food expenses while they await authorization to work from the federal government. How It Works - The pre-paid credit car ..read more
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Attack on NYPD Officers in Times Square: No Bail for Suspects Sparks Controversy
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A recent attack on two NYPD officers in Times Square has ignited outrage and raised questions about the handling of suspects involved. Critics are demanding answers as to why some of the arrested individuals were quickly released back onto the streets without bail. The Incident Nearly a week ago, a group of attackers assaulted two police officers in Times Square, resulting in injuries. The incident left many wondering why certain suspects were not held in custody pending trial. The Bail Decision The Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, initially avoided addressing why his office did not ..read more
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Large Study Links Covid-19 Vaccines to Serious Complications
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A large study (COVID-19 vaccines and adverse events of special interest: A multinational Global Vaccine Data Network (GVDN) cohort study of 99 million vaccinated individuals - ScienceDirect) on the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on heart and brain health has been published in the journal Vaccine.  The study has pretty much confirmed what most people, particular, conservatives were warning about when the vaccine was rolling out.  The study, conducted by the Global Vaccine Data Network, analyzed data from 99 million people who received different types of COVID-19 vaccines, includin ..read more
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Pope Says 'To Eat Whatever For Lent'
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In a surprising announcement, Pope Francis has given Catholics permission to eat whatever they want for Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and penance that precedes Easter. The Pope said that he wanted to show mercy and compassion to those who are struggling with the pandemic and its effects on their lives. According to Vatican News, the Pope made the statement during his weekly general audience on Wednesday, February 14 . He said that Lent is a time of conversion and renewal, but also of solidarity and sharing. He said that he was aware of the difficulties that many people are facing due to ..read more
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Reflection on Readings for 1st Sunday of Lent 2024
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Hi everyone, welcome to my blog where I share my thoughts on the Catholic Sunday readings. Today, I want to reflect on the readings for the first Sunday of Lent, cycle B. The theme of this Sunday is temptation and how we can resist it with God's help. The first reading is from Genesis 9:8-15, where God makes a covenant with Noah and his descendants after the great flood. God promises never to destroy the earth again by water and sets a rainbow as a sign of his everlasting love. The rainbow belongs to God, no one else! This reading reminds us that God is faithful and merciful, even when we sin ..read more
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Why Do We Fast?
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  Why do Catholics fast? A religious reason and a remedy for sin Fasting is a practice that many Catholics observe during Lent, the season of preparation for Easter. But what is the meaning and purpose of fasting? How does it relate to our faith and our relationship with God? In this blog post, we will explore the religious reason why we fast and how it can help us overcome the effects of sin in our lives. Fasting is the voluntary deprivation of food or other goods for a certain period of time, usually for a spiritual motive. Fasting is not a form of dieting or self-punishment, but a way ..read more
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Trans Desecrate St. Patrick's Cathedral During Funeral
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Just when you think things could not get any worse.  On February 15, 2024 just a day after Ash Wednesday and the onset of Lent, a horrific Funeral Mass took place where trans individuals filled St. Patrick's Cathedral -the seat of the Archbishop of New York- and desecrated it with their raucous display.  The Funeral was held for "Cecilia Gentili" a "high-profile" trans-activist and sex-worker advocate of all people.  This brought about many Catholics voicing their anger and concern on social media that the holy site where Venerable Pierre Toussaint and others are buried was mis ..read more
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Shooting at Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl Parade
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  The Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Parade Shooting: A Tragedy That Calls for Gun Control On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their historic Super Bowl win with a parade and rally that attracted more than a million fans. However, the joyous occasion turned into a nightmare when gunfire erupted near Union Station, killing one person and injuring at least 21 others, including eight children.According to the Kansas City police, three suspects have been detained for investigation and at least one firearm has been recovered. The motive for the shooting remains u ..read more
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