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Catholic bishops denounce a Trump budget championed by Mulvaney – a lifelong Catholic

May 25, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Catholic bishops denounce a Trump budget championed by Mulvaney – a lifelong Catholic

On the day that President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis in Rome, a top administration official defended a proposed budget that America’s Catholic bishops have strongly criticized for hurting the poor. The Trump administration official in the hot seat: budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a lifelong Catholic who grew up in Charlotte. Speaking Wednesday to the House Budget Committee, Mulvaney called Trump’s budget plan a “moral” document that puts “taxpayers first.” And he defended the administration’s suggested slashing of social programs as a way to reduce the deficit and increase economic growth to 3 percent.

Pope Francis Receives US President Donald J. Trump

May 24, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis Receives US President Donald J. Trump

Pope Francis received President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, today, May 24, 2017, at about 8:30 a.m. in the Apostolic Palace, before Francis’ weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square. The meeting was broadcasted by Vatican Television and can be watched via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVCm1-toVFg According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions, which lasted about 30 minutes, were cordial.

Trump budget completely defunds abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood is furious

May 23, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Trump budget completely defunds abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood is furious

May 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Pro-abortion feminists are bemoaning and pro-lifers are celebrating President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal that would withhold all federal funds from abortion-provider Planned Parenthood. Breitbart reported yesterday that Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney told the media on Monday that the new budget would defund the abortion business, but only if the new Republican healthcare legislation passed recently by the House is also passed by the Senate and signed into law. Asked if the Fiscal Year 2018 Trump budget defun

Catholic Church Sues St. Louis to Stop It From Becoming a “Sanctuary City” for Abortion

May 23, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Catholic Church Sues St. Louis to Stop It From Becoming a “Sanctuary City” for Abortion

Several Missouri Catholic groups filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a St. Louis ordinance that could force them to hire abortion activists and rent to pro-abortion groups. The Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis, the pro-life maternity home Our Lady’s Inn and a local Catholic businessman said the city ordinance violates their constitutional freedoms. In their lawsuit, they ask the court to block the city from enforcing the measure. In February, the St. Louis Board of Alderman passed the ordinance to make their city a “sanctuary” for abortion. Supposedly, the purpose of the ordinance is to protect people from discrimination based on their reproductive health decisions.

Canon lawyer tells diocese to follow guidelines allowing Communion for remarried

May 22, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Canon lawyer tells diocese to follow guidelines allowing Communion for remarried

May 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A canon lawyer told priests at a workshop run by a U.S. diocese that Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia has allowed them to break with the Church’s tradition practice of refusing Communion to “remarried” Catholics. Since the diocesan bishop has not issued his own guidelines on the Pope’s exhortation, the canonist said, the priests can follow the controversial interpretations from the bishops of Malta and Buenos Aires. The workshop was recorded and shared anonymously with the Catholic group Mary’s Advocates. The group posted the recording on the

Pope Francis announces new June 28 consistory

May 21, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis announces new June 28 consistory

Vatican City, May 21, 2017 / 04:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis announced to pilgrims that he will be holding a June 28 consistory to create 5 new cardinals he said represent the “catholicity” of the Church. “Brothers and sisters, I wish to announce to you that Wednesday, June 28, I will hold a consistory for the nomination of 5 new cardinals,” the Pope said May 21, adding that “their origin from different parts of the world manifests the catholicity of the Church, spread through

CDL. BURKE: RUSSIA MUST BE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART

May 19, 2017 breaking Comments Off on CDL. BURKE: RUSSIA MUST BE CONSECRATED TO IMMACULATE HEART

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Raymond Burke is publicly calling for the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. His comments came in front of an audience at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which included co-author of the dubia Cdl. Carlo Caffarra, as well as Bp. Athanasius Schneider and more than 100 pro-life leaders from around the world. In his address, “The Secret of Fatima and a New Evangelization,” Cdl. Burke spoke of a connection between the Third Secret of Fatima and the teaching and governing roles of priests and bishops. Burke clarified that he’s not aiming to cast doubt on the

The first Catholic church in 60 years is being built in Cuba

May 19, 2017 breaking Comments Off on The first Catholic church in 60 years is being built in Cuba

Tampa, Florida, May 18, 2017 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Funded by a parish in Florida, a new Catholic church is being built in Cuba and is the first the island nation has seen in 60 years. Father Ramon Hernandez, pastor of St. Lawrence church in Tampa, said he and his parishioners are happy to see how their funds have financed the project, and said he looks forward to the inauguration Mass taking place early next year.

Pope-Obama Disagreements Were Wider: Media Neglects to Say So

May 18, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Pope-Obama Disagreements Were Wider: Media Neglects to Say So

The media spin on how widely Pope Francis disagrees with President Trump is not only exaggerated, it offers no context: the pope had less in common with President Obama, though news reports neglect to say so. Abortion No public policy issue is more important for Catholics than abortion: the Catholic Church teaches that it is “intrinsically evil,” thus putting it in a s

Prof tries to stamp out pro-life free speech and now he’s getting sued

May 16, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Prof tries to stamp out pro-life free speech and now he’s getting sued

FRESNO, California, May 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A college pro-life group is suing a professor for violating their free speech. Students for Life at Fresno State University filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Dr. Gregory Thatcher, a public health professor who attempted to destroy their sidewalk chalk messages and encouraged pro-abortion students to do the same. The pro-life student group creates chalk messages on campus sidewalks after first obtainsing permission from school administrati