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Christie and Bush attack Cruz, Rubio for being too pro-life

February 6, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Fr. Mark Hodges WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Pro-lifers across the nation are scratching their heads and saying, “With friends like Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, who needs enemies?” Their frustration comes from both Christie and Bush attacking other presidential candidates as unelectable because they are pro-life without compromise. This morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie attacked Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio for not favoring aborting children conceived in rape or incest. “On the issue of pro-life, Marco Rubio is not for an exception for … rape, incest or life of the mother,” Christie said. “He has made it very clear.” “I’m pro-life,” the New Jersey governor claimed, “but I believe that rape, incest,…Continue Reading

INTERVIEW: Padre Pio In Rome: Saints as Living Icons of Divine Mercy

February 5, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Stefano Campanella, Director of Padre Pio TV and Author of Publications on the Friar of Pietrelcina, Reflects on Significance of the Historic Transfer •February 4, 2016•Osvaldo Rinaldi• Stefano Campanella, born in 1964 in Putignano, Italy, lives with his family at San Giovanni Rotondo. He has been a parliamentary journalist and Vatican expert. Currently, he serves as director of Padre Pio TV and heads the press office of the religious province of Sant’Angelo and Padre Pio of the Friars Minor Capuchin. He is the author of books, essays and home videos on the religious argument. On the occasion of the transfer of the relics of the body of the Saint of Pietrelcina to the Vatican Basilica of Saint Peter, he has…Continue Reading

Pope: The Faith is the greatest inheritance we can leave

February 4, 2016 breaking Comments Off

(Vatican Radio) The most beautiful inheritance we can leave to others is the Faith: that was Pope Francis’ message during Holy Mass on Thursday morning at the Casa Santa Marta. In his homily, he invited us to not fear death, because the course of life continues. Thinking about death illuminates life The day’s first reading tells the story of the death of King David. “In every life there is an ending,” the Pope said. This is a thought “that is not pleasing to us,” that we always pass over, but “it is an everyday reality.” Thinking about death is “a light that illuminates life” and “a reality that we should always have before us”: “In one of the Wednesday audiences…Continue Reading

The Pope: consecrated life must be close to the people

February 2, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Vatican City, 2 February 2016 (VIS) – The following are extensive extracts of the Holy Father’s extemporaneous address to the participants in the Jubilee of Consecrated Life, which took place yesterday in the Paul VI Hall. This afternoon in St. Peter’s Basilica he will celebrate the Mass to conclude the Year of Consecrated Life. “I have prepared a text for this occasion regarding the themes of consecrated life and three of its most important pillars: prophecy, closeness and hope. “Men and women religious – that is, men and women consecrated to the service of the Lord who follow in the Church this road of poverty and of chaste love that leads to a paternity and maternity for all the Church,…Continue Reading

Pope’s Morning Homily: If You’re Not Humble, You Won’t Be Holy

February 1, 2016 breaking Comments Off

During Mass at Casa Santa Marta, Francis Says Sometimes We Need to Be Humiliated to Entrust Ourselves Truly to God February 1, 2016 Deborah Castellano Lubov Zenit If you wish to be holy, then you better start by being humble. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta this morning, as he recalled the story of King David who, aware of his own sin, accepted humiliation in a spirit of trust in the Lord. 3 H’s “Humility,” the Pope stressed, “can only get into the heart via humiliation. There is no humility without humiliation, and if you are not able to put up with some humiliations in your life, you are…Continue Reading

Pope’s Address to Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith

January 31, 2016 breaking Comments Off

ZENIT ‘This attention to the works of mercy is important: they are not a devotion. It is the concreteness of how Christians must carry forward the spirit of mercy.’ Dear Brothers and Sisters, I meet with you at the end of the works of your plenary session. I greet you cordially and I thank the Cardinal Prefect for his courteous words. We are in the Holy Year of Mercy. I hope that in this Jubilee all the members of the Church will renew their faith in Jesus Christ, who is the face of the Father’s mercy, the way that unites God and man. Therefore, mercy constitutes the architrave that supports the life of the Church: the first truth of the…Continue Reading

Carly Fiorina: Something’s Wrong When Pro-Life People are Indicted But Not Hillary Clinton

January 30, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina didn’t back down from taking on Planned Parenthood in the GOP debate last night. She said there’s something wrong with the justice system in the country when pro-life advocates exposing Planned Parenthood are indicted but not Hillary Clinton. Fiorina was referring to how a Texas grand jury has ignored the videos exposing a Houston-based Planned Parenthood abortion clinic caught selling aborted baby body parts and has instead indicted the man behind producing the expose’ videos. When asked f she regretted going after Planned Parenthood in light of the bogus indictments, Fiorina quipped: “Hillary Clinton hasn’t been indicted, either. So that tells us a lot about our justice system in this country. But, look, the facts…Continue Reading

Pope Francis to release much anticipated Synod on the Family exhortation in March

January 29, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Pete Baklinski ROME, January 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A much anticipated document written by Pope Francis that some think could chart the future course of the barque of Peter through the waters of sexuality, marriage, and family is set to be released this coming March. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, says that the pope’s post-synodal apostolic exhortation following the Synod on the Family is scheduled to be published by the end of March. The news comes from Il Sismografo, a semi-official Vatican news aggregator supervised by the Secretariat of State. Archbishop Paglia called the document, which summarizes the pope’s own conclusions on the outcome of the two recent synods on the family, a “hymn to…Continue Reading

Pope’s Address to Tribunal of Roman Rota

January 26, 2016 breaking Comments Off

Here is a ZENIT translation of Pope Francis’ address to the tribunal of the Roman Rota this morning in the Vatican: * * * Dear Brothers, I give you my cordial welcome and thank the Dean for the words with which he introduced our meeting. The ministry of the Apostolic Tribunal of the Roman Rota has always been to help the Successor of Peter, so that the Church, inseparably connected with the family, will continue to proclaim the plan of God the Creator and Redeemer on the sacredness and beauty of the family institute — a mission that is always timely, but which acquires particular importance in our time. In addition to the definition of the Roman Rota as Tribunal…Continue Reading

Pope Francis approves decrees for miracles, martyrdom

January 26, 2016 breaking Comments Off

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday evening authorized the promulgation of several decrees from the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Three Blesseds have had the way opened to canonization after miracles attributed to their intercession have been approved, while 5 decrees (2 miracles, 3 of martyrdom) have opened to way to beatification for 7 people. In addition, two decrees of heroic virtue were approved. Here is a full list of the decrees promulgated – a miracle, attributed to the intercession of Blessed Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary Papczyński, O.I.C., Founder of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary; born 18 May 1631 in Podegrodzie, Poland, and died 17 September 1701 in…Continue Reading