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In Trump’s first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag

April 29, 2017 breaking Comments Off on In Trump’s first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag

Washington D.C., Apr 29, 2017 / 05:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. “Catholics have reason for optimism. But like the first 100 days, the road ahead remains difficult,” Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote.org, said on the organization’s scorecard for the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Abortion Pro-life leaders have found a lot to like from the Trump administration so far. “President Donald Trump and Vice President M

Enough with the liturgical translations!

April 28, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Enough with the liturgical translations!

The immortal Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s déjà vu all over again.” That was my first reaction to the news that a new Vatican commission had been established some time back to consider—again—the question of liturgical translations. Really, you can’t help wondering if another round in the debate about the words of the Mass is exactly what disputatious Catholics—already arguing amo

Trump admin keeps Obama rule requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception … for now

April 25, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Trump admin keeps Obama rule requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception … for now

April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) caused surprise today by signaling that it intends to continue the Obama administration’s court battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups over the HHS contraception mandate, at least for the time being. While Trump had promised on the campaign trail to drop the provision, the DOJ has now asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for 60 more days to negotiate with East Texas Baptist University and other religious instituti

FSSP Superior Distinguishes Fraternity from SSPX, Eschews “Traditionalist” Label

April 25, 2017 breaking Comments Off on FSSP Superior Distinguishes Fraternity from SSPX, Eschews “Traditionalist” Label

The usually cautious and reserved Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has now given its current opinion concerning the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and on its possible formal re-integration into the structures of the Catholic Church. Father Bernhard Gerstle – the head of the German district of the FSSP – just gave a 24 April interview to the German Bishops’ official website Katholisch.de in which he explains many of the positions and opinions of his priestly fraternity. (Fathe

Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing ‘grave risk’ of schism over morality

April 25, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing ‘grave risk’ of schism over morality

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Robert Sarah warned that the Church’s unity is being threatened by influential leaders within the Church who “insist” that national churches have the “capacity to decide for themselves” on doctrinal and moral matters. “Without a common faith, the Church is threatened by confusion and then, progressively, she can slide into dispersion and

A Short Summary of the 22 April Lay Conference on Amoris Laetitia

April 24, 2017 breaking Comments Off on A Short Summary of the 22 April Lay Conference on Amoris Laetitia

Yesterday, 22 April, there took place the important lay conference in Rome which was organized by the Italian publications La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana and Il Timone and which was dedicated to a public critique of the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. Already today, there have been several articles about this event published, among them by Dr. Sandro Magister, America Magazine, and La Stampa. Mr. Andrew Guernsey already posted Professor Claudio Pierantoni’s own speech in English translati

Cardinal Müller on Medjugorje, Amoris Laetitia and radical Islam

April 23, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Müller on Medjugorje, Amoris Laetitia and radical Islam
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POLAND — The head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office, German Cardinal Gerhard Müller, traveled to Poland on April 19 for a conference honoring the 90th birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The theme of the conference was “The Concept of the State in the Teaching of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – Benedict XVI.” Aleteia spoke with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the offices of the Polish Bishops

Top Papal Adviser Insults the Four Dubia Cardinals

April 21, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Top Papal Adviser Insults the Four Dubia Cardinals

Several Catholic outlets around the world – including Infovaticana and Chiesa e postconsilio – have reported that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, coordinator of the pope’s “council of nine“, has made some condescending and disrespectful remarks about the four dubia cardinals. The moderate and characteristically gentle Italian journalist and Vatican specialist Marco Tosatti went so far as to say that the elderly Honduran cardinal and papal adviser “attacked” these faithful cardinals “with great violence”. On 25 March, Maradiaga gave an interview on the Swiss-Italian Radio Television Station RSI’s “Strada Regina” program in which he said the following (

New Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Emerges

April 21, 2017 breaking Comments Off on New Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Emerges

Republican members of Congress appear to have a new deal to repeal Obamacare and the legislation also retains language to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Last month Republicans pulled a bill to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare because not enough Republicans were on board with the package. Some Republicans voted against the bill — with more Liberal Republicans opposing the portion that would defund the major abortion business in the country and conservative Republicans wanting to repeal Obamacare entirely as opposed to repealing portions of it.

Dublin archbishop calls Catholicism a ‘harsh,’ ‘judgmental’ ‘religion of fear’ in Holy Week homilies

April 20, 2017 breaking Comments Off on Dublin archbishop calls Catholicism a ‘harsh,’ ‘judgmental’ ‘religion of fear’ in Holy Week homilies

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 19, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – During Holy Week and on Easter, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin blasted the Church for its “harsh exclusion” and “judgmental” treatment of “gay and lesbian people” at “various times in history, and not only in a distant past” and making people “oppressed by guilt.” “For many, Christianity has been experienced in precisely the opposite sense” of being “a faith of new life and of liberation,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said at the Easter Vigil. “For many, Christianity had been turned into a faith of prohibitions. Certain theologies spoke about freeing people from