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Pope invites prisoners to lunch, they break free instead

October 17, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Pope invites prisoners to lunch, they break free instead

Bologna, Italy, Oct 17, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis. During his Oct. 1 trip to Bologna, the Holy Father was scheduled to dine with 20 prisoners from a local drug rehabilitation facility, along with refugees and the poor of the area, during a “Lunch of Solidarity” at San Petronio Basilica. Instead, two of the Italian prisoners shirked their invitation for what they saw as a p

A biblical interpretation of Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

October 16, 2017 breaking Comments Off on A biblical interpretation of Fatima’s Miracle of the Sun

BUCKFAST ABBEY, England, October 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Miracle of the Sun which took place in Fatima, Portugal, exactly one hundred years ago today (on October 13, 1917), was one of the most extraordinary events of the 20th century. An estimated 70,000 people witnessed the Miracle of the Sun, both believers drawn by the Blessed Virgin Mary’s promise to the three shepherd children the previous July that she would perform a miracle in October, and many sceptics and unbelievers who were drawn for lesser motives. At noon, Our Lady appeared to the three children. After repeating her requests for the daily rosary, she promised that World War I would soon end. Then she said to the children: “Do not

“Together Around the Table”: German Catholic Initiative Invites Protestants to Communion

October 15, 2017 breaking Comments Off on “Together Around the Table”: German Catholic Initiative Invites Protestants to Communion

Ecumenism has gone wrong one more time in Germany and has escalated into denial of the truth about the Eucharist: in the German Diocese, Stuttgart-Rottenburg, an initiative by a Catholic theologian has invited Protestants to receive Communion on a large scale. “Here on sight, we begin with a hospitable Church by inviting each other openly and cordially to Communion and the Celebration of the Last Supper [Abendmahl]” reads the “Ravensburger Manifesto” signed on October 8. A press communiqué of “Kirche lädt ein” [The Chur

Cardinal Burke: ‘The apostasy of faith in our time rightly and profoundly frightens us’

October 14, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Burke: ‘The apostasy of faith in our time rightly and profoundly frightens us’

DEVON, England, October 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The crisis in the world 100 years ago when Our Lady appeared at Fatima continues today and has also infected the life of the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke said yesterday. Addressing a Fatima conference in England coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the final apparition, Cardinal Burke said the faithful should be realistic about the great evils besetting the world and the Church, but be full of hope in the victory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart o

Planned Parenthood sues Missouri for requiring women be informed about abortion risks

October 13, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Planned Parenthood sues Missouri for requiring women be informed about abortion risks

October 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are pushing back against a law that tightens abortion regulations in Missouri, filing suit against the state this week to block a requirement that abortionists themselves inform mothers of the medical risks. Planned Parenthood Great Plains, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri are seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the law from going into effect March 24, the St. Louis

Trump pulls U.S. out of pro-abortion, pro-LGBT UN agency

October 12, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Trump pulls U.S. out of pro-abortion, pro-LGBT UN agency

October 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump is pulling the United States out of a UN agency that advocates for abortion, homosexuality, and radical sex education for young children. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has for years pushed for pro-abortion and pro-LGBT topics to be taught to children. The U.S. is concerned about “mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO,” State Department Spokeswoman Heather N

Four U.S. bishops endorse Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT book

October 12, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Four U.S. bishops endorse Fr. James Martin’s pro-LGBT book

SAN FRANCISCO, California, October 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Four U.S. Catholic bishops and another from New Zealand  have offered their names in support of Jesuit Father James Martin’s “project of outreach to LGBT Catholics.” According to Father Martin’s book publisher, Church hierarchy is continuing to endorse his message in light of  “backlash from some unofficial far-right Catholic groups leading to the cancellation of three scheduled lectures.” “Many Catholic leaders have stepped forward to offer forceful new support for Father Martin and his message of ‘respect, compassion, and sensitivity,’” a HarperOne news release said. The “additional church leaders (who) have also le

Why did Twitter reject this pro-life ad?

October 11, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Why did Twitter reject this pro-life ad?

Washington D.C., Oct 10, 2017 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A political advertisement for pro-life Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has been blocked by Twitter for statements about Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts for medical research. “I’m 100 percent pro-life. I fought Planned Parenthood, and we stopped the sale of baby parts, thank God,” Blackburn says in her video. Twitter blocked the ad, telling the Black

Vatican academy will focus on immigration instead of abortion. Pro-lifers ‘appalled’

October 9, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Vatican academy will focus on immigration instead of abortion. Pro-lifers ‘appalled’

VATICAN CITY, October 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The first gathering of Pope Francis’ now overhauled Pontifical Academy for Life did not ease pro-life concerns over its future as the Vatican’s stated new focus for the PAV will turn from abortion and bioethics to include immigration and the environment. Some are saying the Academy has “lost its way,” that the changes made by the pope “differ drastically” from its founding by Pope Saint John Paul II, or are an “attack” on the pro-life Academy’s mandate. They question as well an apparent new prioritization of the temporal. “It’s obvious that being ‘pro-life’ means, even for the academy, to rethink the semantic value of the term life, which cannot be reduced to a…Continue Reading

Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

October 9, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

Vatican City, Oct 8, 2017 / 09:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Last week, Church leaders from Australia traveled to Rome to meet with Vatican authorities to discuss the various crises Catholics in the country are currently undergoing, largely tied to a history of clerical sex abuse. According to an Oct. 7 communique from the Vatican, the leadership of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference traveled to Rome last week to meet with officials from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State and other relevant offices of the Holy See “for a wide-ranging discussion concerning the situation of the Catholic Church in Australia at this time.” Topics covered in the discussions included the ongoing investigations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Re