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In Indiana, it’s now double homicide to kill a pregnant woman

March 27, 2018 breaking Comments Off on In Indiana, it’s now double homicide to kill a pregnant woman

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – On Sunday, Indiana’s Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation empowering prosecutors to recognize preborn babies as second victims in the murder of their mothers. He also signed legislation strengthening scrutiny of abortion facilities. Senate Enrolled Act 203 gives prosecutors the discretion to charge individuals with murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter against a preborn baby if they did so in the course of committing t

Final Document of Vatican Youth Meeting on Women, Moral Issues, Leadership

March 25, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Final Document of Vatican Youth Meeting on Women, Moral Issues, Leadership

Today, 24 March, those 300 young people gathered in Rome at the invitation of the Vatican issued their own final document after a week-long discussion. Some 15,000 young people contributed to the discussions through Facebook groups. The participants at the meeting — which was open to people between the ages of 16 and 29 — were chosen by national bishops’ conferences, Catholic institutions, and the Vatican’s synod office. This document will be handed t

Youth say they want a Church that’s transparent, up-to-date

March 25, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Youth say they want a Church that’s transparent, up-to-date

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2018 / 09:11 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the end of a week-long meeting held at the Vatican, young people from around the world have urged the Church to be more authentic, modern and creative in the way it interacts with young people, and in addressing controversial contemporary issues. “We want to say, especially to the hierarchy of the Church, that they should be a transparent, welcoming, honest, inviting, communicative, accessible, joyful and interactive community,” the youth delegates said in the final document of this week’s pre-synod meeting in Rome. “A credible Church,” they said, “is

When bishops don’t fulfill their duties

March 24, 2018 breaking Comments Off on When bishops don’t fulfill their duties

Year after year the Religious Education Conference (REC) in Los Angeles produces a new raft of horror stories: accounts about speakers who gleefully dismiss the established teachings of the Church, cheered on by an audience composed largely of people who are paid, by one American diocese or another, to instruct young people in the Catholic faith. Why does Archbishop Gomez tolerate this festival of dissent? I don’t know. This year, Joseph Sciambra reports, a priest who works in the Los Angeles archdiocese exhorted parochial-school teachers to “affirm” 2nd—and 3rd-graders

BREAKING: Local bishop calls treatment of pro-marriage Providence College student ‘reprehensible’

March 22, 2018 breaking Comments Off on BREAKING: Local bishop calls treatment of pro-marriage Providence College student ‘reprehensible’

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island, March 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Thomas Tobin has written a letter to Providence College student Michael Smalanskas, commending him for his “courage” and denouncing the “reprehensible” treatment he’s received on campus for creating a bulletin board explaining Catholic teaching on marriage. In a letter dated March 21, Bishop Tobin praised Smalanskas for his courage. Tobin’s ecclesiastical territory as the

How one organization helps the Church welcome Catholics with disabilities

March 22, 2018 breaking Comments Off on How one organization helps the Church welcome Catholics with disabilities

Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2018 / 04:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Around 14 million Catholics in the U.S. are living with a disability. Since 1982, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) has been working to make sure those Catholics are welcomed as members of the Church and have opportunities to participate in the faith. “The goal of NCPD is to ensure that people w

Ohio Bill Bans All Abortions, Declares Unborn Babies as People Under Law

March 21, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Ohio Bill Bans All Abortions, Declares Unborn Babies as People Under Law

A new bill in the Ohio legislature would ban all abortions in the state by recognizing unborn babies as people protected under the law. Sponsored by state Reps. Ron Hood and Nino Vitale, Ohio House Bill 565 would prohibit all abortions in Ohio, ABC 6 News reports. “The goal of this bill is to first of all continue to get the word out that life does begin at conception and move the debate in that direction, and to protect unborn Ohioans from being aborted,” Hood said, according to The Hill. “We make it very clear in the state of Ohio we consider the unborn child a person just like you, me or any other person that has a right to…Continue Reading

SHOCK: Dozens of ‘Christian’ faith leaders sign letter supporting ‘right to…abortion’

March 21, 2018 breaking Comments Off on SHOCK: Dozens of ‘Christian’ faith leaders sign letter supporting ‘right to…abortion’

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Sixty-eight faith leaders who say they are Christian signed a letter of protest against a proposed Iowa law that would protect preborn children from abortion once their heartbeat is detectable. “As faith leaders, we want to use our collective voices to stand with Iowa women in support of their constitutional right … to an abortion,” the letter to the editor of the Des Moines Register begins.  Speaking against the Iowa Heartbeat Bill, the faith leaders write supportively of a pregnant mother’s “private medical decisions,” referring to her choosing

Polish archbishop criticises priest who wished for death of Pope Francis

March 20, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Polish archbishop criticises priest who wished for death of Pope Francis

Former seminary rector Fr Edward Staniek questioned the direction in which Pope Francis was taking the Church A Polish archbishop has criticised a priest and theologian who wished Pope Francis a quick death if he did not open his heart to “wisdom”. Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski of Krakow said he had heard the comments with “great pain and regret” and had spoken to the priest about them. Fr Edward Staniek, a noted theologian and former rector of the Higher Theological Seminary of

Catholic principal defies Planned Parenthood. Her worst enemy? The local bishop.

March 19, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Catholic principal defies Planned Parenthood. Her worst enemy? The local bishop.

March 16, 2018 (Rorate Caeli) – It is always local situations that show how deep the problems in the Church are at the present time. The problematic issuances from Rome, Germany and  Chicago are indeed disturbing, but to see how far things have gone, one must go to the local level of the Church:  the diocese and the parish.  Go to a typical parish Mass to see the fruit of the liturgical experiment of the post-Conciliar Church.  The unmooring from the Tradition of the Church is plain to see in the carrying out of the deliberat