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Pope Francis accepts the resignations of 3 Chilean Bishops

June 11, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis accepts the resignations of 3 Chilean Bishops

The Holy See’s Press Office announces that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of three Chilean Bishops–two for reasons of having reached the age limit.

Pope urges top oil executives to convert to clean fuel

June 9, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope urges top oil executives to convert to clean fuel

(VATICAN NEWS) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”,  Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization”. The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday, was promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Notre Dame University. It saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex. In his speech, the Pope told them that climate change was a challenge of “epochal proportions” and said that the world needs…Continue Reading

St. John Paul II’s totally Catholic response when gay ‘pride’ parade came to Rome 18 years ago

June 8, 2018 breaking Comments Off on St. John Paul II’s totally Catholic response when gay ‘pride’ parade came to Rome 18 years ago

June 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The late Pope Saint John Paul II did not equivocate or placate over the implications of a sizable celebration of homosexuality conducted in Rome during the Catholic Church’s Jubilee Year of 2000 – saying it was an “offense” to Christian values and an insult that commanded acrimony. ”In the name of the church of Rome, I cannot not express bitterness for the affront to the Grand Jubilee of the year 2000 and for the offense to the Christian values of a city that is so dear to the hearts of Catholics across the world,” he told pilgrims in a Sunday message one day after thousands h

Sunday Mass is not optional, UK archbishop reminds Catholics

June 6, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Sunday Mass is not optional, UK archbishop reminds Catholics

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jun 5, 2018 / 12:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews & Edinburgh stressed the importance of the Sunday Mass obligation for Catholics. “It is true that many people think of Sunday as just part of the weekend, a welcome break from the usual routine, and perhaps a day for family, or sporting activities,” the UK archbishop said in the letter. “Naturally, it’s good to relax and make time for these things, but our culture has largely forgotten that Sunday is a w

Fr. James Martin rebuked after urging Catholics to support LGBT Pride

June 5, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Fr. James Martin rebuked after urging Catholics to support LGBT Pride

NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — There’s no need for Catholics to shy way from gay pride month, according to Father James Martin, because the fundamental purpose of the events related to these celebrations is to allow LGBT people to be proud of who they are after years of persecution. Martin’s tweets, coming early on the morning of June 2, follow a tweet from Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, the preceding afternoon of June 1 about how Catholics should be wary of pride month events. Bishop Tobin cautioned Catholics a

Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who declined to serve gay wedding

June 4, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Washington D.C., Jun 4, 2018 / 08:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission could be a landmark ruling for freedom of religion and conscience cases. The majority opinion was delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissent

Young people want the truth, not watered-down teachings: priest on Youth Synod

June 2, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Young people want the truth, not watered-down teachings: priest on Youth Synod

ROME, June 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Rather than watered-down answers and accommodation, young people want authentic witnesses to Jesus Christ who will lead them to the truth and love that alone can fulfill their deepest desires, an American-born Jesuit in Rome has said ahead of the upcoming Vatican youth synod. Speaking at a two-day conference organized by the Holy See’s Apostolic Penitentiary in April, Fr. J

Philadelphia’s Ugly War Against Catholic Social Services

June 1, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Philadelphia’s Ugly War Against Catholic Social Services

Not content with simply letting religious organizations serve their communities, the city of Philadelphia recently cracked down on foster care referrals to Catholic Social Services (CSS), threatening to sever its relationship with the charity altogether. Apparently, the Church’s teachings on homosexuality and the Catholic agency’s practice of not allowing gay couples to become foster parents is unacceptable to polite society—despite the 100-plus children helped by the organization annually. Now, as of May 16, foster families are asking a federal court to stop the city ruling that bars CSS from receiving foster placemen

World Meeting of Families calls for volunteers with pro-LGBT invitation

May 30, 2018 breaking Comments Off on World Meeting of Families calls for volunteers with pro-LGBT invitation

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 29, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican’s upcoming international meeting for families is throwing the door wide open in a bid for “diversity” among volunteers for the event, specifically soliciting volunteers from varied “communities and backgrounds” to participate. Critics say the invitation is a gesture towards the LGBT movement. The World Meeting of Families (WMOF) brochure seeks volunteers using what critics say are terms signaling LGBT advocacy.  “We want volunteers from all walks of life from across the island of Ireland,” the WMOF volunteer brochure state

Catholics who voted Yes should consider confession, says Bishop

May 28, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Catholics who voted Yes should consider confession, says Bishop

Catholics who voted Yes in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment should consider going to confession, the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has said. He said he believed voting Yes was a sin if someone “knew and intended abortion as the outcome” of their vote.