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Conway: ‘As a mother, as a Catholic,’ no one likes migrant family separation policy

June 18, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Conway: ‘As a mother, as a Catholic,’ no one likes migrant family separation policy

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Sunday “nobody likes” the Trump administration’s policy of separating families who cross the border illegally, but indicated President Trump will not act unilaterally to change it. “As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who’s got a conscience … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy,” Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Congress passed the law that it is a

Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’

June 15, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened its spring meeting this week with a stern reproach of the Trump administration’s latest immigration policies, with the group’s president suggesting the new rules on asylum are a “right to life” issue. Some bishops followed by urging protests, including “canonical penalties” for those who carry out the administration’s new rules. Within minutes of opening the USCCB’s biannual meeting in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday (June 13), Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president

New law requiring priests to break confession seal ‘premature and ill-judged’, Archbishop Coleridge says

June 13, 2018 breaking Comments Off on New law requiring priests to break confession seal ‘premature and ill-judged’, Archbishop Coleridge says

CHURCH leaders are standing firm in support of priests upholding the seal of confession as a “religious freedom”, despite a new law that would require a priest to break the seal to report allegations of child abuse and misconduct. Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge described the new law – that will apply in the Australian Capital Territory from March 2019 – as “premature and ill-judged, seemingly driven by a desire to penalise the Catholic Church without properly considering the ramifications of the decision”.

Papal advisor claims Francis would not give ‘strict no’ to women’s ordination

June 12, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Papal advisor claims Francis would not give ‘strict no’ to women’s ordination

June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The new preparatory document for the 2019 Pan-Amazon Synod of Bishops is calling for the Church to open an “official ministry” to women, and seeking “courageous” and inculturated proposals for an “inclusive ministerial action.” Bishop Erwin Kräutler, one of the organizers of this forthcoming October 2019 Synod, is promoting the idea of ordaining married men to the priesthood for that Amazon region, and even women. He carefully claims that Pope Francis would also be open to that larger idea of the ordination of women. These claims stand in contrast to Pope Francis’ own public statement during his flight from Sweden to Rome on November 1, 2016

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