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Republicans Can’t Avoid Abortion In 2014 Elections: Gallup

May 23, 2014 World News Comments Off on Republicans Can’t Avoid Abortion In 2014 Elections: Gallup

by Ben Johnson Thu May 22, 2014 14:11 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Republican establishment may boast that it beat back some Tea Party challengers in this week’s primaries, but GOP candidates cannot hope to retake the Senate if they ignore the issue of abortion, a new Gallup poll indicates. One-quarter of Republican voters say a candidate must protect life to earn their vote, the polling company found.

Priests In Libya Say Catholics Are Living In Fear

May 23, 2014 World News Comments Off on Priests In Libya Say Catholics Are Living In Fear

By JONATHAN LUXMOORE CNS on Friday, 23 May 2014 Catholics in Libya are “living in fear” as conflict escalates between Islamist militias and followers of a rebel general, priests in Tripoli and Benghazi have said. “People have been warned not to leave home because of possible attacks, so far fewer are attending church now,” said Franciscan Fr Allan Arcebuche, vicar general of Tripoli’s apostolic vicariate. “The Catholic Church doesn’t encourage a visible security presence by the police or military at its Masses, since this could provoke militant groups. But we’re having to be cautious at our services and in our movements,” he told the American Catholic News Service. New parliamentary elections were announced for June 25 in a bid to avoid civil…Continue Reading

Sudanese Christian Preparing to Die for Her Faith

May 23, 2014 World News Comments Off on Sudanese Christian Preparing to Die for Her Faith

Written by  Michael Matt | Editor, The Remnant Dear Mr. Matt, I was wondering if you have heard the story about the 27 year old Christian woman in Sudan being persecuted for being a Christian? Her husband has dual citizenship and lives in New Hampshire and is fighting to save his wife’s life. She is in prison 8 months pregnant, along with her 18 month old baby boy. As soon as she has this baby she is sentenced to 100 lashes and hanging. My hope is that since her husband is an American, something can be done.  

Catholics In Public Life Must Adhere To Catholic Teachings, Says Prendegast

May 20, 2014 World News Comments Off on Catholics In Public Life Must Adhere To Catholic Teachings, Says Prendegast

By  Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News May 20, 2014 OTTAWA – Catholics in public life must take positions coherent with the Catholic faith, says Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, and that includes not only what they believe but how they vote. If Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is setting limits as to who can belong to his party, the Catholic Church also sets limits on who belongs to the Church, Prendergast said. The Catholic Church “expects adherence” to her teachings, because she believes they are “the teachings of Christ,” he said. “The teachings of Christ are not just for me; they are for the good of everyone.” “Respect for life of the innocent child in the womb and also of the person…Continue Reading

Catholic Group Asks Cardinal To Boycott Kerry At BC’s Commencement

May 17, 2014 World News Comments Off on Catholic Group Asks Cardinal To Boycott Kerry At BC’s Commencement

BOSTON (CBS) – For the second year in a row, a Catholic group wants Cardinal Sean O’Malley to boycott Boston College’s graduation. The Catholic Action League is protesting Secretary of State John Kerry as the school’s commencement speaker. It says Kerry supports anti-Catholic views including abortion rights and BC should not be honoring him. “There are few American politicians that have compiled such an extensive record of opposition to Catholic moral teaching as John Kerry; Abortion, contraception, same sex marriage, embryonic stem cell research,” C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League said.

Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

May 16, 2014 World News Comments Off on Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

by Teresa Platt Thu May 15, 2014 16:53 EST CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates.  Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m pro-life. I’m pro-marriage I’m pro-family. I’m pro-second Amendment. I’m pro-business. I’m pro-jobs I’m pro West Virginia. These are my personal and political beliefs!” On another campaign sign she repeated those same stances adding, “I will not compromise on these beliefs.” Saira’s father, State Senator Craig Blair, was surprised by the result figuring that his…Continue Reading

Catholic Colleges Leader Rejects Ex Corde Ecclesiae as ‘Checklist,’ Defends Pro-Abortion Speakers

May 15, 2014 World News Comments Off on Catholic Colleges Leader Rejects Ex Corde Ecclesiae as ‘Checklist,’ Defends Pro-Abortion Speakers

May 14, 2014, at 2:23 PM  |  By CNS Staff  | The president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) has claimed that Pope Saint John Paul II’s Ex corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution for Catholic colleges and universities, is not a “checklist” binding on college leaders and does not prevent pro-abortion speakers and events. ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle’s “checklist” comment resurrects arguments that the ACCU made in the 1990s against conforming with the letter of Ex corde Ecclesiae.  The false implication is that the document presents a personal vision for Catholic education which colleges may interpret in their own way, even when undermining the Church, but does not declare norms that are binding under the Church’s canon…Continue Reading

The U.N. Just Accused The Catholic Church Of Torture. The Reason Why Will Blow Your Mind

May 15, 2014 World News Comments Off on The U.N. Just Accused The Catholic Church Of Torture. The Reason Why Will Blow Your Mind

F. Peter Brown — May 14, 2014 The United Nations is increasing its assault on the Catholic Church’s pro-life doctrine, saying that the pro-life stance amounts to “psychological torture” of women. Could anyone who promotes pro-life policies now be found guilty of  “torture”  by the UN? According to Article I of  the UN Convention Against Torture: For the purposes of this Convention, the term ‘torture’ means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is

Cardinal, At Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Calls For Immigration Reform

May 14, 2014 World News Comments Off on Cardinal, At Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Calls For Immigration Reform

BREAKFAST May-13-2014 By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston, the keynote speaker at the 10th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, issued a call for immigration reform. Cardinal O’Malley recalled his early years of ordained ministry as a Capuchin Franciscan priest at the Spanish Catholic Center in Washington, not far from the hotel where the breakfast was held. The work there “was an uplifting experience in my life,” he recalled in remarks made May 13 at the breakfast. “Most of my parishioners were undocumented workers, refugees from the wars in Central America,” he said. “We received thousands of immigrants from all over Latin America” during that era, he added. “They were…Continue Reading

Black Mass’ Canceled on Harvard Campus Amid Furor — But Satanists and Catholics Carry on With Big Plans of Their Own

May 13, 2014 World News Comments Off on Black Mass’ Canceled on Harvard Campus Amid Furor — But Satanists and Catholics Carry on With Big Plans of Their Own

May. 13, 2014 8:20am Billy Hallowell A student club at Harvard University dropped its sponsorship of a controversial satanic “black Mass” that was scheduled to take place inside a campus pub, as droves of Catholic protesters showed up to oppose the satanist event and to celebrate their faith at St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club announced Monday that the event, which was set to be presided over by the Satanic Temple, a New York-based group, was not going to be being rescheduled. “Everyone involved, outside of the Satanic Temple, got really scared,” Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves told the Boston Globe of the decision to cancel the event. “And I don’t necessarily blame them,…Continue Reading