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FRENCH CATHOLICS TO PRAY NATIONAL ROSARY

February 20, 2018 World News Comments Off on FRENCH CATHOLICS TO PRAY NATIONAL ROSARY

PARIS (ChurchMilitant.com) – Catholics in France are rallying for a nationwide Rosary on April 28. In the past five months, Church Militant has reported on about a half dozen national Rosary rallies organized in countries such as Poland and Ireland. Inspired by those prayer events, a similar initiative is in the works in France, the nation known as the Eldest Daughter of the Church. The upcoming prayer initiative is called “Rosaire Aux Frontieres” or “R

Told he has not long to live, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflects on dying well

February 18, 2018 World News Comments Off on Told he has not long to live, Catholic Studies founder Don Briel reflects on dying well

Don Briel, founder and longtime director of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was diagnosed in mid-January with two forms of acute leukemia. He was told the cancers were untreatable and he had a month to live. Briel said he welcomed the news: That a month was not too short, but not too long to know that oneself is dying. Maria Wiering, editor of The Catholic Spirit and Catholic Studies alumna, interviewed Briel in his home Feb. 8 about his life’s work, the future of Catholic higher education and preparing for death. Briel, 71, retired from St

Pope Francis says Paul VI will be canonized this year

February 17, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis says Paul VI will be canonized this year

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2018 / 08:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed that Blessed Pope Paul VI will be made a saint sometime this year. “Paul VI will be a saint this year,” the Pope said Feb. 15, at the end of a long question and answer session with priests of Rome. The text of the private meeting was published by the Vatican Feb. 17. During the meeting, Francis gave lengthy answ

Pope reappoints O’Malley to head further work of safeguarding commission

February 17, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pope reappoints O’Malley to head further work of safeguarding commission

Vatican City, Feb 17, 2018 / 05:10 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston as head of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, also reconfirming seven members and appointing nine new. The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM), is an advisory body to the Pope on the issue of safeguarding minors and vulnerable adults from sexual abuse. Its first 3-year mandat

The Latest: Trump to visit Florida after school shooting

February 15, 2018 World News Comments Off on The Latest: Trump to visit Florida after school shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 11:36 a.m. President Donald Trump says he’ll visit Parkland, Florida, the site of Wednesday’s shooting that killed 17 people. Trump said from the White House he’s making plans to meet with families and local officials, and to continue coordinating the federal response. Trump called on Americans to “answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness,” after a troubled 19-year-old former pupil gunned-down students and

U.S. bishops: federal budget should not be balanced ‘on backs of the poor’

February 14, 2018 World News Comments Off on U.S. bishops: federal budget should not be balanced ‘on backs of the poor’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the Trump administration’s 2019 federal budget proposal on Monday, the U.S. Catholic bishops are urging for a budget that shows greater concern for “‘the least of these” and warning that the U.S. “must never seek to balance the budget on the backs of the poor at home and abroad.” In a joint statement released on Tuesday, Bishop F

Planned Parenthood sticker stirs controversy at Connecticut Catholic high school

February 10, 2018 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood sticker stirs controversy at Connecticut Catholic high school

A Connecticut high school student may have to decide whether to remove a Planned Parenthood sticker on her laptop or leave her Catholic school after administrators told her to remove it, her parents said. Sophomore Kate Murray’s parents told the Greenwich Time that Sacred Heart Greenwich won’t allow their daughter to re-enroll next year if she does not remove her “I stand

Fr. James Martin: ‘People take the Bible…out of context’ on homosexuality

February 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on Fr. James Martin: ‘People take the Bible…out of context’ on homosexuality

February 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Bible’s condemnation of homosexual acts should be taken in “context” with Biblical times, Jesuit Father James Martin toldGeorgetown University students recently. Martin said as well that Catholics who support gay “marriage” should have no problem considering themselves Catholic, despite having chosen to reject Church teaching. Martin inferred at his January 31 appearance at the Jesuit school that the Bible’s negative pronouncements on homosexual

Mississippi state house votes to ban abortion after 15 weeks

February 4, 2018 World News Comments Off on Mississippi state house votes to ban abortion after 15 weeks

JACKSON, Mississippi, February 2, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A bill banning abortion on babies more than 15 weeks old passed the Mississippi state House today 79-31. House Bill 1510 would make Mississippi the state with the most pro-life laws if it passes the Senate and the governor signs it. Rep. Becky Currie, who represents the state’s

All But Three Democrats Voted to Allow Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

January 30, 2018 World News Comments Off on All But Three Democrats Voted to Allow Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth

Just three Democrats in the U.S. Senate supported a bill on Monday that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks when unborn babies are capable of feeling pain. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which has strong public support from Republicans and Democrats alike, narrowly failed to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday in a 51-46 vote. The bill needed 60 votes to overcome Democrats’ filibuster. The bill would save as many as 18,000 unborn babies form abortions every year in the U.S. U.S. Sens. Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia were the only Democrats who supported the legislation. They alone listened to the majority of their constit