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Bishops to Trump: Don’t abandon young people to deportation

July 20, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishops to Trump: Don’t abandon young people to deportation

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the Trump administration, said the U.S. Catholic bishops this week. “These young people entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. The dignity of every human being, particularly that of our children and youth, must be protected,” Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas said July 18.

Facing outrage – Facebook unblocks Catholic pages

July 20, 2017 World News Comments Off on Facing outrage – Facebook unblocks Catholic pages

Dozens of Catholic Facebook pages have been blocked, according to several Catholic news organizations. UPDATE: Facebook has unblocked more than 20 Catholic-interest pages – blaming the issue on a technical glitch. “All Pages have now been restored,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “This incident was triggered accidentally by a spam detection tool. We sincerely apologize for the issue this has caused.” As many as two dozen Catholic Facebook pages have been blocked – impacting millions of followers, according to several Catholic news organizations.

Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

July 15, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jul 14, 2017 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Spain and France have published a new letter emphasizing the importance of hospitality for people who host pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, offering guidelines for how they can welcome and care for the spiritual needs of those making the long trek. In the letter the bishops noted that hospitality is a tradition that has been practiced in all ages and civilizations, and “is not to question or to prosecute, but only to welcome, to give foo

Cardinal Sarah wants ‘liturgical reconciliation’ between old and new forms of Mass

July 13, 2017 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Sarah wants ‘liturgical reconciliation’ between old and new forms of Mass

Sarah says phrase ‘reform of the reform’ should no longer be used but wants ordinary version of Mass to be more like the extraordinary form The Cardinal leading the Vatican’s divine worship office has called for a truce in the Church’s liturgy wars and has set out steps for a “reconciliation” between the old and new forms of the Mass.   Cardinal Robert Sarah wants an end to battles between supporters of the extraordinary form of the liturgy, and those in favour of the ordinary celebration of the Mass which grew out of the Second Vatican Council. A lifting of restrictions on celebrating the pre-conciliar liturgy were made a decade ago by Benedict XVI’s ruling Summorum Pontificum, which allowed for…Continue Reading

Video game store promotes graphic animated porn to 35 million child users

July 10, 2017 World News Comments Off on Video game store promotes graphic animated porn to 35 million child users

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2017 (NCOSE) – A mainstream online video game store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was developed by the Valve Corporation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is calling on the video game distributor to remove these games and is asking the public to email executives about their concerns. “Sexual exploitation is not a game,” said Dawn Hawk

Trump: ‘If We Do Not Have Strong Families and Strong Values…We Will Not Survive’

July 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Trump: ‘If We Do Not Have Strong Families and Strong Values…We Will Not Survive’

(CNSNews.com) – The values that bind America and Europe together – freedom, faith and family — are threatened from the outside by common enemies and from the inside by bureaucracy, President Donald Trump told a cheering crowd of Poles in Warsaw on Thursday. The fundamental question of our time

House Republican says health care bill in jeopardy over Planned Parenthood

July 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on House Republican says health care bill in jeopardy over Planned Parenthood

Rep. Trent Franks said Wednesday that if Planned Parenthood funding is added to the GOP health care bill, numerous Republican senators will no longer support it. “I think a lot of us are ‘no’ votes,” the Arizona Republican said. “We can’t continue to subsidize abortion as part of health care. It’s just something that’s not American.” Mr. Franks said. Some GOP senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, have said they were unlikely to support the bill without funds for Planned Parenthood. Ms. Collins intends on offering an amendment to allow the funding for Planned P

Müller has a clear criticism of Francis

July 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Müller has a clear criticism of Francis

Critical criticism of Pope Franziskus was voiced by the Kurien Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller. He told the “Passauer Neuen Presse” (Thursday) that Pope Francis Francis had informed him of the decision not to extend his office as a prefect of the Congregation of the Faith on the last day of his mandate “within a minute”. “I can not accept this style,” said Müller. The social doctrines of the Church must also be valid for dealing with Rome staff. When asked about his current relationship with the Pop

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, one of the four ‘dubia’ cardinals, has died aged 83

July 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Joachim Meisner, one of the four ‘dubia’ cardinals, has died aged 83

Former German Bishops’ Conference president and Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Joachim Meisner has died at the age of 83. Cardinal Meisner served as Archbishop of Cologne for 25 years. A spokesman for the archdiocese said he died on Wednesday morning while on vacation in Bad Füssing.

Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

July 2, 2017 World News Comments Off on Vietnamese Catholic blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison

HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court sentenced a Catholic blogger to 10 years in prison for propaganda against the Communist government. Rights activists described the sentence as “heavy.” Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, 37, also known as “Mother Mushroom,” was tried at the People’s Court of Khanh Hoa province in Nha Trang City June 29, ucanews.com reported. U.N. human rights experts said June 30 in Geneva that the trial did not meet international standards and appeared to be aimed at intim