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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.

Ireland votes to legalize abortion: ‘a tragedy of historic proportions’

May 26, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Ireland votes to legalize abortion: ‘a tragedy of historic proportions’
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IRELAND, May 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Irish citizens voted to legalize abortion on Friday, ending Ireland’s legacy as one of the world’s most pro-life nations. The votes are still being officially counted, but the pro-abortion campaign is declaring victory and pro-lifers are calling this a “tragedy of historic proportions.” “The 8th amendment did not create a right to life for the unborn child – it merely acknowledged that such a right exists, h

Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

May 25, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Irish Times exit poll projects Ireland has voted by landslide to repeal Eighth Amendment

Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised, according to an exit poll conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI. The poll suggests that the margin of victory for the Yes side in the referendum will be 68 per cent to 32 per cent – a stunning victory for the Yes side after a long and often divisive campaign

Voting underway on Ireland’s abortion referendum

May 25, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Voting underway on Ireland’s abortion referendum

Voting was underway in Ireland on Friday on a referendum that could legalize abortions in the country, which currently bans the practice except in rare cases when the mother’s life is in danger. The referendum in the largely Roman Catholic country will decide whether to repeal a constitutional amendment, in place since 1983, that protects the life of fetuses from the moment of conception. If citizens vote to repeal the amendment, new abortion laws would then be discussed in parliament. The government has proposed

Ireland . . . Abortion referendum: Last call for campaigners as voting starts

May 24, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Ireland . . . Abortion referendum: Last call for campaigners as voting starts

Both Yes and No campaigns have been holding events in Dublin on Thursday as the two sides prepare for the final day of campaigning before voting. Both sides are making their final appeals to voters ahead of the moratorium on broadcast coverage, which begins on at 2pm on Thursday. The ballot boxes are open from 7am to 10pm across the country and the results will be counted on Saturday morning

Cardinal Sarah: Ordaining married men would be a ‘break’ with Apostolic Tradition

May 23, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Sarah: Ordaining married men would be a ‘break’ with Apostolic Tradition

CHARTRES, France, May 22, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ordaining married men to the Catholic priesthood would be a break with apostolic tradition, a leading Catholic prelate has said. Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said that “serious consequences” would arise in the Church if she were to admit married men of sound reputation, or “viri probati” into the priesthood. The Cardinal, who is 72, made

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents

May 20, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals from five continents

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Sunday he would elevate 14 churchmen from five continents to the rank of cardinal, picking candidates that work with the poor or where Catholics are in a minority and putting his stamp on the group that will elect his successor.