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The surprising reason why LGBT and abortion activists have been close allies from the beginning

April 18, 2018 breaking Comments Off on The surprising reason why LGBT and abortion activists have been close allies from the beginning

CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The pro-abortion and LGBT movements are linked spiritually, ideologically and politically, a Christian pro-family advocate says. Because of this, it has become more important than ever before for pro-life and family advocates to unite against these enemies of life and the family. Former abortion volunteer and Christian convert Linda Harvey explained to a recent pro-life conference how the LGBT and abortion movements have the common elements of rejecting God’s plan for humanity and targeting children. Children are the targeted of sexualization via co

A plea for mercy: Thomas Evans asks Pope Francis to save little Alfie

April 17, 2018 breaking Comments Off on A plea for mercy: Thomas Evans asks Pope Francis to save little Alfie

ROME, April 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Alfie Evans’ father has said he is knocking “on the Church’s door” asking for help to save his son from being euthanized, and is pleading that his “voice be brought to the Holy Father” so that Alfie can be transferred to “the Pope’s hospital” in Rome. In a letter sent on Sunday to the archbishop of Liverpool, Thomas Evans also confirmed that he and Alfie are both

Syrian patriarchs condemn ‘unjust aggression’ of Friday allied airstrikes, ask for prayers

April 15, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Syrian patriarchs condemn ‘unjust aggression’ of Friday allied airstrikes, ask for prayers

Damascus, Syria, Apr 15, 2018 / 03:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The airstrikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria on Friday constituted “unjust” and “brutal” aggression, the patriarchs of the major Christian Churches in Syria have said in a joint statement. President Donald Trump ordered the airstrikes along with the U.K. and France in a joint show of military force following the suspected use of chemical warfare by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A total of

FULL TEXT: Cardinal Burke’s talk on the limits of papal power

April 14, 2018 breaking Comments Off on FULL TEXT: Cardinal Burke’s talk on the limits of papal power

ROME, April 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — What is the extent of papal power? Are there any limits, and if so how is the violation of those limits judged and corrected? These and other questions were addressed by Cardinal Raymond Burke last Saturday, April 7, at a conference in Rome titled ‘Catholic Church: Where are you heading?’ The afternoon symposium, sponsored by the ‘Frie

Trump supporters slam decision to launch strikes against Syria

April 14, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Trump supporters slam decision to launch strikes against Syria

Prominent supporters of President Trump are expressing skepticism over his decision to launch airstrikes against Syria, slamming the move as overly aggressive and unnecessary. Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham both questioned Trump’s decision Friday to launch strikes in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last weekend that the U.S. has attributed to the Syrian government. Carlson noted the move was inconsistent with the president’s message during his 2016 campaign, and Ingraham said

REJOICE AND BE GLAD . . . THE PAPAL POSSE…FR. GERALD MURRAY and ROBERT ROYAL

April 13, 2018 breaking Comments Off on REJOICE AND BE GLAD . . . THE PAPAL POSSE…FR. GERALD MURRAY and ROBERT ROYAL

THE PAPAL POSSE…FR. GERALD MURRAY, canon lawyer and priest of the Archdiocese of New York and ROBERT ROYAL, editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing.org, discuss REJOICE AND BE GLAD, the new Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis released by the Vatican this week. DR. KERRY CRONIN, professor of philosophy at Boston College talks about the lost art of dating and courtship in modern culture, and the new film THE DATING PROJEC

James Martin S.J. vs James Martin S.J.

April 13, 2018 breaking Comments Off on James Martin S.J. vs James Martin S.J.

Donald Trump might refer to James Martin S.J. as “Slippery Jim.” He is certainly slippery. His latest act of slipperiness is a column he published this week at America wherein he claims to support the teaching of the Church on homosexuality. Keep in mind the Church teaches that the homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered” and that genital acts between pe

Mass attendance in US down in recent years, Gallup poll finds

April 12, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Mass attendance in US down in recent years, Gallup poll finds

Washington D.C., Apr 10, 2018 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic pews in the US are emptying, according to data from a recent Gallup survey, which showed that Mass attendance is down to a 39 percent weekly average over the past 10 years. From 2005-2008, Catholics reported attending Mass on a 45 percent average within seven days, but it has since dropped 6 percent from 2014-2017. The average Mass attendance in 1955 was at 7

Condom distribution at Catholic hospital stops after Cincinnati archdiocese speaks up

April 11, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Condom distribution at Catholic hospital stops after Cincinnati archdiocese speaks up

Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr 10, 2018 / 02:19 pm (CNA).- A county-run needle exchange program hosted in a Catholic hospital’s parking lot has stopped distributing condoms, following action from Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “This matter was addressed and favorably resolved last week, as soon as it came to the attention of the archdiocese,” Mike Schafer, director of the archdiocese’s communication and mission promotion departm

Pope blames Catholic divisions on the devil

April 10, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope blames Catholic divisions on the devil

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Tuesday for unity in the Catholic Church and blamed its divisions on the devil. It was the second time in as many days that Francis has warned about the destructive work of the devil after making headlines recently by seeming to deny the existence of hell. Francis made the comments during a Mass he celebrated along with 550 “missionaries of mercy,” the army of priests he formed during his