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Planned Parenthood promoting ‘prayer vigil’ for abortion-on-demand at Ohio capitol

September 2, 2014 World News Comments Off

To mark the end of a “week of action” by liberal activists in Ohio, Planned Parenthood is asking its supporters to participate in a prayer vigil and rally on the steps of the state capitol Thursday afternoon. “Ohio faith leaders will culminate a week of prayer on issues that affect all Ohioans on Thursday,” the abortion group wrote on their invitation to the event. “Join Planned Parenthood supporters and faith leaders from across Ohio at a Statehouse prayer rally.” The “week of action” was spurred on by the Rev. William Barber, a self-described “progressive” preacher from North Carolina who uses his faith to justify support for abortion-on-demand, ObamaCare, same-sex “marriage” and other liberal causes via his “Moral Mondays” campaign – a lobbying…Continue Reading

Pope: When we become worldly, we lose Christian flavor

September 1, 2014 World News Comments Off

Vatican City, Aug 31, 2014 / 09:39 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christians must avoid the temptation to conform to the world, Pope Francis cautioned Aug. 31, stressing that they should instead allow their faith to transform the world around them. “Christians live in the world, fully integrated into the social and cultural reality of our time, and rightly so,” the Pope said in his reflection at the Sunday Angelus. However, “this carries with it the risk that we might become ‘worldly’, that ‘the salt might lose its flavor’,” as the Gospel of Matthew warns. Pope Francis spoke to those gathered in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square at noon. As he does each week, the Holy Father offered a reflection on the…Continue Reading

Catholics, Keep Away, Lest You Hear What You Ought Not

August 31, 2014 World News Comments Off

The former president of Ireland Mary McAleese will deliver the Rosemary Goldie Lecture at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday week but local Catholics, it seems, are being discouraged from attending. The Catholic Weekly newspaper refused to take advertisements for the lecture which honours an Australian Catholic theologian who became the first woman to serve in an executive role in the Roman Curia. Professor McAleese had criticised the former Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell for his “boy’s club” appointme  

“Adopt a Christian from Mosul” to respond directly to Iraq’s emergency

August 31, 2014 World News Comments Off

AsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis’s urgent appeal “to guarantee all necessary assistance – especially the most urgently needed aid – to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others.” More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Law That Would Stop Abortions at Most Facilities Across State

August 30, 2014 World News Comments Off

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left seven abortion facilities in Texas by Sept. 1. There are currently 19 abortion providers in the state, according to groups challenging the law.

Tax-funded PBS To Air ‘After Tiller’ Documentary Glorifying Late-term Abortionists

August 30, 2014 World News Comments Off

Pro-life activists are up in arms after the taxpayer-funded Public Broadcasting System (PBS) announced it will air the pro-abortion documentary “After Tiller” – named for George Tiller, the notorious late-term abortionist who boasted of killing more than 60,000 unborn babies before he was gunned down in 2009. The controversial film, set to air on Labor Day, follows four remaining abortionists who are among just a handful who admit publicly to performing abortions after 24 weeks – the generally accepted age of viability in the United States. The filmmakers interviewed LeRoy Carhart, Warren Hern, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson for the documentary, examining their motivations and attempting to humanize them for audiences who might be inclined to think of them as monsters. The…Continue Reading

Outcry flares over California abortion push in Catholic colleges

August 28, 2014 World News Comments Off

August 27, 2014 “California Catholics are no longer safe to practice their faith within their own institutions.” Sacramento, Calif., Aug 26, 2014 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities. “California Catholics are no longer safe to practice their faith within their own institutions. Gov. Brown’s decision demonstrates that, in California, tolerance does not extend to people of faith and moral conscience,” David Luke, co-founder of Renew LMU, told CNA Aug. 26. Luke’s group aims for the renewal of Catholic identity at the Los Angeles-based Loyola Marymount University, from which he graduated in 1993. He said that Gov.…Continue Reading

SATANIC ‘BLACK MASS’ GETS GREEN LIGHT FROM U.S. CITY

August 27, 2014 World News Comments Off

Concerns mount about ‘dark powers that this invites into our community’ The Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City has agreed to drop a lawsuit against a satanic cult that plans to perform a “black mass” in the city now that the cult has returned a stolen consecrated host to the church. An Oklahoma-based satanic group called Dakhma of Angra Mainyu has leased space in the Civic Center Music Hall, which is owned and operated by the city, for a black mass on Sept. 21. The event is booked for the Cityspace theater, which is the facility’s smallest theater space, said Jennifer McClintock, public information officer for the Civic Center. She told WND the city will not block the black mass from being held…Continue Reading

California reverses: Catholic colleges must now pay for all abortions

August 26, 2014 World News Comments Off
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Two California Catholic universities must cover elective abortions in the health care plans they provide employees, according to a decision released Friday by Governor Jerry Brown. The affected schools are Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University. The decision comes after both schools announced last fall that they were dropping coverage of “elective” abortions as being incompatible with their Catholic identity. However, they continued to cover abortions in cases where the procedure was deemed necessary to protect the life or health of the mother, and Loyola Marymount had even allowed employees to pay extra for an abortion-on-demand option.

Catholic Church Warns Pro-Lifers About Ice Bucket Challenge Donations

August 26, 2014 World News Comments Off

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 8/25/14 11:59 AM A Catholic Archdiocese is warning pro-life advocates about the final destination of donations for the popular Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a pop culture and social media phenomenon. The popularity of the #IceBucketChallenge continues on social media across the nation. This is the campaign to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often called Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The pro-life community has a soft spot in its heart for the disabled and terminally ill. After all, they are often targeted in abortion or euthanasia. Unfortunately, asLifeNews has documented, there is a chance your donation to The ALS Association could be used to support embryonic stem cell research. ALSA has confirmed it support