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Catholic advocates critical of Trump’s order to review Clean Power Plan

March 29, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic advocates critical of Trump’s order to review Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic environmental advocates decried President Donald Trump’s executive order that would begin a review of his predecessor’s Clean Power Plan, which set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The advocates said that reversing any effort that reduces greenhouse gas pollution endangers the planet and puts the world’s most vulnerable people at risk because of climate change. Citing the efforts by Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, St. John Paul II and the U.S. bishops to address the importance of protecting the environment, Dan Misleh, executive director of the Catholic

Mexican bishop: faithful have a duty to oppose abortion, protect life

March 28, 2017 World News Comments Off on Mexican bishop: faithful have a duty to oppose abortion, protect life

The Catholic faithful have “a serious, human, and societal responsibility” to protect human life, a spokesman for the Mexican hierarchy said in a message for the national Day for Life. Bishop Francisco Javier Chavolla Ramos of Toluca, the chairman of the Mexican bishops’ pro-life committee, called for active resistance against the “anti-human and criminal confusion” that allows for thousands of abortions each year. He said that the deliberate taking of human life can never be justified: “not for research purposes, nor because they are elderly, disabled, sick, unable to understand, or a migrant

Canon lawyers and theologians to hold conference on ‘deposing the pope’

March 26, 2017 World News Comments Off on Canon lawyers and theologians to hold conference on ‘deposing the pope’

PARIS, March 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canon lawyers, theologians, and scholars will be meeting in Paris in two weeks to discuss a topic that has never been the focus of a Catholic conference before: How to depose a heretical pope. Titled Deposing the Pope: Theological Premises, Canonical Models, Constitutional Challenge, the conference seeks to explore the mechanisms that are built

Planned Parenthood chief begs Ivanka to ‘stand up for’ abortion

March 26, 2017 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood chief begs Ivanka to ‘stand up for’ abortion

NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Any woman who votes for the American Healthcare Act, which defunds Planned Parenthood, is “betraying every woman in America,” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said during a somber interview this morning. Speaking to BuzzFeed, Richards implored Ivanka Trump to “stand for women” and do something to stop the bill. Richards suggested Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, is one of the “folks who [has] been very hostile to women’s health.” Blackburn and other pro-life women in Congress advocate

Chaput: Everyone who’s a legal citizen should come pray for immigrants

March 18, 2017 World News Comments Off on Chaput: Everyone who’s a legal citizen should come pray for immigrants

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 18, 2017 / 05:32 am (CNA).- As fears of deportation threaten to keep many immigrants home from a prayer service on Sunday, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia is calling on citizens and legal residents to attend the event in support.

Rabbi says Pope’s homilies could threaten Catholic-Jewish relations

March 14, 2017 World News Comments Off on Rabbi says Pope’s homilies could threaten Catholic-Jewish relations

March 13, 2017 An Italian rabbi has raised a protest against the topic of a conference to be held by the Italian Bibilical Association: “Israel, people of a jealous God. Consistencies and ambiguities of an elitist religion.” Rabbi Giuseppe Laras said that the conference topic—which had been approved by the Italian bishops’ conference—reflected the influence of Marcionism. (Marcionism, a heresy that arose in the 2nd century, rejected the Old Testament and claimed that the stern God of the Hebrews was not the merciful God of the New Testament.)

This man drives for Uber to spread the pro-life message

March 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on This man drives for Uber to spread the pro-life message

TROY, Ohio, March 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As an abortion abolitionist, Bryan Kemper wears many different hats – including sharing the pro-life message while driving for Uber. “I am in an area where I drive a lot of college students and almost everybody that gets in the car asks me, what do I really do for a living?” Kemper told LifeSiteNews in a video interview. Kemper is the president and founder of Stand True Pro-Life Outreach and the director of youth outreach for Priests for Life. He has been

The secret obsession that will destroy modern feminism

March 9, 2017 World News Comments Off on The secret obsession that will destroy modern feminism

March 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – What does it mean to be a woman? Planned Parenthood and the modern-day feminist movement are profoundly confused about this. Today is International Women’s Day. Planned Parenthood and its allies would have people believe that one of the greatest ways women can overcome gender “equality” is by expanding abortion and contraception. They would have young girls believe that cancer-causing contraception is essential to their “healthcare” and that the right to dismember a tiny human being is a “fundamental right.”

Planned Parenthood refuses Trump offer to give up abortions and keep funding

March 8, 2017 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood refuses Trump offer to give up abortions and keep funding

March 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood has declined an offer from President Trump to keep – and possibly increase – its federal funding in exchange for ceasing to commit abortions. The proposal was an “impossibility” for Planned Parenthood officials, the New York Times reported. Planned Parenthood receives nearly half a billion dollars from the federal government annually. Its non-abortion services are able to be billed through Medicaid. Planned Parenthood claims abortion is “only

Pope’s Address to Roman Clergy (Part I)

March 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pope’s Address to Roman Clergy (Part I)

The Holy Father’s Meditation The Progress of Faith in the Life of a Priest “Lord, increase our faith!” (Luke 17:5). This question arose spontaneously in the disciples when the Lord was speaking to them of mercy and said that we must forgive seventy times seven. “Increase our faith,” we also ask, at the beginning of this conversation. We ask it with the simplicity of the Catechism, which says: “To live, grow and persevere in the faith until the end, we must nourish it with the Word of God; we must ask the Lord to make it grow.” It is a faith that “must work through love” (Galatians 5:6; cf. James 2:14-26), be sustained by hope (cf. Romans 15:13) and be…Continue Reading