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Cardinal Zen on dubia: ‘Very respectful request by those bishops and Cardinals to have a clear statement’

February 21, 2017 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Zen on dubia: ‘Very respectful request by those bishops and Cardinals to have a clear statement’

February 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Joseph Zen in an interview with EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo expressed his support for the four Cardinals’ dubia that asks for clarification on the apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia’s chapter 8. “I suppose it is a very respectful request by those bishops and Cardinals to have a clear statement,” Cardinal Zen said.

These Catholic parishes openly celebrate LGBT. Why aren’t bishops stopping it?

February 19, 2017 World News Comments Off on These Catholic parishes openly celebrate LGBT. Why aren’t bishops stopping it?

January 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – As controversy continues to rage over Pope Francis’ doctrines on communion for the divorced and remarried, an even more controversial practice proliferating in the shadows for decades is becoming increasingly open and explicit: same-sex couples exerting their influence in Catholic parishes throughout the United States and Canada. At a rapidly growing number of proudly “gay-friendly” parishes, same-sex couples who flout the Church’s teaching on the immorality of homosexual

Michael J. Novak, Jr. [1933 – 2017]

February 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on Michael J. Novak, Jr. [1933 – 2017]

Theologian, public intellectual, and close friend of the Acton Institute, Michael J. Novak Jr., passed away last night on February 17, 2017. Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico reflects on the passing of his friend and mentor Michael Novak, who through his writings influenced scores of scholars and theologians to recognize the potentia

Twitter erupts with dubious reaction to Cardinal Cupich’s post on marriage document’s ‘absolute clarity’

February 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on Twitter erupts with dubious reaction to Cardinal Cupich’s post on marriage document’s ‘absolute clarity’

February 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich tweeted Tuesday that Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia document was in full fidelity with the Catholic Church and absolutely clear in the expression of its teaching on marriage, but users of the social media platform weren’t buying it. The cardinal has received countless responses, calling him out on the disagreement among the world’s bishops on the document and

More essential than ever for Catholic hospitals to maintain distinct identity: Cardinal Burke

February 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on More essential than ever for Catholic hospitals to maintain distinct identity: Cardinal Burke

Catholic health-care institutions are needed today more than ever, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a conference on Catholic hospitals in Ohio last week. “Our country suffers the scourge of an attack on the dignity of human life,” the cardinal said. He pointed to the increased acceptance of abortion, euthanasia, and “the pervasive view of the human body as a tool to be used for achieving maximum personal convenience and pleasure.” To counteract these influences, he said, it is essential for Catholic institutions

Council of Cardinals pledges allegiance to Pope Francis

February 14, 2017 World News Comments Off on Council of Cardinals pledges allegiance to Pope Francis

ROME, February 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In an odd note without explanation placed on the Vatican’s daily press briefing today, the Council of Cardinals, a group of 10 Cardinals which Pope Francis has delegated to work with him on reform, has pledged allegiance to the Pope. “In relation to recent events, the Council of Cardinals pledges its full support for the Pope’s work, assuring him at the same time of its adhesion and loyalty to the figure of the Pope and to his Magisterium,” said the

Conference Looks Beyond ‘Crisis’ of Catholic Colleges, Debunks ‘Land O’ Lakes Statement’

February 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Conference Looks Beyond ‘Crisis’ of Catholic Colleges, Debunks ‘Land O’ Lakes Statement’

The day after an historic and widely-covered March for Life, presidents from four Newman Guide colleges and Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick Reilly presented on the future of Catholic higher education at the “CRISIS: Catholic Higher Education and the Next Generation” conference co-sponsored by the Newman Society and the Institute for Catholic Culture. The college presidents—John Garvey of The Catholic University of America, Father Sean Sheridan, TOR, of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. William Thierfelder of Belmont Abbey College and Dr. George Harne of Northeast Catholic College—spoke about the contributions their respective institutions have made and are currently making to Catholic higher education

Top Restaurants Will Sell Cookies to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

February 11, 2017 World News Comments Off on Top Restaurants Will Sell Cookies to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

A handful of Chicago restaurants are baking cookies and selling them through Feb. 24, with the proceeds benefitting the abortion group Planned Parenthood, the Chicago Eater reported.

Roman Catholic Church of Philippines Criticizes Duterte’s Bloody Drug War

February 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Roman Catholic Church of Philippines Criticizes Duterte’s Bloody Drug War

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs in a sermon read out during Sunday’s services, marking its strongest opposition yet to a flagship policy that has led to the deaths of more than 7,000 people in the last seven months. In a pastoral letter by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, church leaders called Mr. Duterte’s antinarcotics campaign a “reign of terror in many places of the poor.” They said that while illegal drug trafficking needs to be stopped, “the solution

Catholic conservatives level criticism against pope

February 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic conservatives level criticism against pope

VATICAN CITY —Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: “Where’s your mercy?” The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a top Vatican archbishop, Angelo Becciu