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Cardinal Burke warns upcoming youth synod may release ‘new storm in the Church’

May 19, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Burke warns upcoming youth synod may release ‘new storm in the Church’

ROME, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – There is a risk that the upcoming synod on youth will bring “more difficulties” for the Church, Cardinal Raymond Burke said at the Rome Life Forum today, noting there have already been allegations of manipulation. “What can we expect about and after the new synod in October?” he was asked. “A new storm in the Church? A new ambiguous exhortation? More dubia?” “I think simply from a point of human reason, and also from the point of view of Christian morality, if those who organ

Chile’s bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

May 18, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Chile’s bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church’s long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their “grave negligence” in investigating abuse and protecting children. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency Vatican summit that all 31 active bishops in Rome had signed a document offering to resign. Francis can accept the resignations, rej

Iowa attorney general refuses to defend heartbeat abortion ban

May 17, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Iowa attorney general refuses to defend heartbeat abortion ban

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Democratic attorney general of Iowa is refusing to defend the state’s new ban on aborting babies with detectable heartbeats, citing his personal opposition to the duly-enacted law. “Attorney General Tom Miller has disqualified himself from representing the state” in the inevitable court battle over the law, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffrey Thompson announced in a letter Tuesday. “The

This Governor Just Gave One of the Most Passionate Pro-Life Speeches

May 15, 2018 breaking Comments Off on This Governor Just Gave One of the Most Passionate Pro-Life Speeches

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds promised to passionately defend the rights of unborn babies Saturday after signing the earliest abortion ban into law. “We are No. 1 in the country when it comes to protecting life,” Reynolds told the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition during its annual event, Newsmax reports. “I believe all innocent life is precious and sacred, and as governor I pledge to you to do everything in my power to protect life.” Earlier this month, Reynolds signed a law to prohibit abortions after an unborn baby has a detectable heartbeat. Surrounded by mothers

A Hinge Moment – Which Way Will Ireland Go?

May 14, 2018 breaking Comments Off on A Hinge Moment – Which Way Will Ireland Go?

“Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”. Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to Heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me. Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and…Continue Reading

German Catholic convention ends with calls for inclusion, peace

May 13, 2018 breaking Comments Off on German Catholic convention ends with calls for inclusion, peace

Thomas Sternberg, president of the ZDK council of German lay Catholics, told Sunday’s convention wrap-up on Munster’s main plaza that religion, when lived out properly, was the “motor of peace,” not the cause of wars. Leading German bishop Cardinal Reinhard Marx told the open-air mass – while its offertory monies were collected for war-affected Syrians – that faced by the

Trudeau slams Conservative politician for truthfully shouting abortion ‘is not a right’

May 12, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Trudeau slams Conservative politician for truthfully shouting abortion ‘is not a right’

OTTAWA, May 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-life Conservative Member of Parliament touched off a ruckus in the House of Commons Wednesday when he shouted out that abortion “is not a right!” And MP Ted Falk is not only getting slammed by Liberals and NDP, but he’s reportedly been muzzled by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer in the wake of the controversy. Falk heckled Prime Minister Justin

Cardinal Dolan: Met Gala was not ‘offensive or blasphemous at all’

May 10, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Dolan: Met Gala was not ‘offensive or blasphemous at all’

NEW YORK, New York, May 9, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Timothy Dolan has defended the controversial 2018 Met Gala as “a celebration of what we call the evangelization of culture.” “I did not find the spirit of the evening to be offensive or blasphemous at all,” the cardinal told Crux of the event where a Victoria’s Secret model dressed as a sexy cardinal alongside dozens of other

Weird and more weird

May 8, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Weird and more weird

Yesterday, I posted about weird.   Now, like the commercial, I say: But wait!  There’s more! How about this? Big fashion gala in NYC with cooperation of the Holy See

Pope Francis writes preface for 2nd volume of Ratzinger’s collected writings

May 7, 2018 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis writes preface for 2nd volume of Ratzinger’s collected writings

Entitled “Liberating freedom. Faith and politics in the third millennium”, Pope Francis describes the work as a sort of compass to “understand our present and find a solid orientation for the future.” He elaborates on the main themes touched upon and concludes his preface saying that together with Benedict’s powerful Opera Omnia these writings are also “ a real source of inspiration for political action that, by placing the family, solidarity and equity at the centre of its attention and planning, truly looks to the fu