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Catholic Bishop Calls on Congress to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

September 14, 2015 World News Comments Off

In Maine, Bishop Robert Deeley is calling on Congress to de-fund Planned Parenthood in light of the nine videos exposing their organ harvesting business. In a statement, he said, “The videos are shocking. Our elected officials should act to cease funding Planned Parenthood. I call on those who distribute the resources from the taxes we all pay to examine this issue and remove any funding which supports such evil as the harvesting of organs from an unborn child.” He added, “The videos clearly display the dehumanizing effect that abortion and the scandalous trade of human body parts have on women who have abortions and the unborn whose lives are ended before they see light. This is not health care for…Continue Reading

In sweeping critique, Vatican Synod father attacks Humanae Vitae—and even the notion of natural law

September 12, 2015 World News Comments Off

ANTWERP, Belgium, September 11, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — In a sweeping critique of Catholic teaching, Belgian Bishop Johan Bonny, who will participate in the Ordinary Synod on the Family next month, has attacked not only the Church’s teaching against contraception but even the very notion of the natural law. In a contribution for the recent German book, Zerreißprobe Ehe, published by Herder Verlag, the bishop of Antwerp makes a strong critique of the 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae and questions the Church’s understanding of sexuality. He also criticizes the natural law as a moral foundation because it describes certain acts as good or bad independently of one’s personal life history and biography.

Pope Attacked Over Motu Proprio; Cardinal Kasper Reasserts His Proposal

September 12, 2015 World News Comments Off

Reports have emerged that a seven-page dossier, obtained by the German newspaper Die Zeit, is circulating around the curia in which senior Vatican officials have voiced discontent with the recent change in Church law on annulments, and an absence of consultation over the matter. On Tuesday, the Pope made sweeping reforms to make the process of obtaining a declaration of nullity simpler, quicker and cheaper. According to Die Zeit, the officials juridically “picked apart” the Pope’s motu proprio (papal decree) on annulment reform, accuse the Holy Father of giving up an important dogma, and assert that he has introduced de facto “Catholic divorce”. Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-attacked-over-motu-proprio-cardinal-kasper-reasserts-his-proposal/#ixzz3lYoMwpqP

Seven Catholic Colleges Remove Planned Parenthood Links Following Newman Society Report

September 11, 2015 World News Comments Off

Seven Catholic colleges have responded to a Cardinal Newman Society report by removing or editing website pages that indicated links between the colleges and Planned Parenthood. But more than three weeks after the report exposed scandalous associations with the nation’s largest abortion provider, most other colleges cited in the report have taken no action to correct the problem. “We communicated with each of the colleges and urged them to dissolve any relationship with Planned Parenthood,” said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. “The colleges that did take action deserve our gratitude, and we pray that they will take steps to prevent such problems in the future.” – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4364/Eight-Catholic-Colleges-Remove-Planned-Parenthood-Links-Following-Newman-Society-Report.aspx#sthash.scae9Nf0.dpuf

The Catholic version of no-fault divorce?

September 8, 2015 World News Comments Off

Today we received the texts of the two Letters Motu Proprio from His Holiness Pope Francis which change the Codes of Canon Law concerning the procedures for declarations of nullity for both the Latin and the Eastern Church.  The texts are in Latin and Italian only right now. Remember, we put “annulments” in “…”, because the Church doesn’t annul.  The Church determines, with moral certainty (we hope and pray) that there wasn’t a marriage bond, that it was always null.  So, properly, we talk about declarations of nullity, not “annulments”, though in shorthand and common parlance we resort to the inaccurate term. After reading through the new rules and after reading the interventions of the presenters at the presser this morning,…Continue Reading

Transsexuals cannot be godparents, Vatican tells priest

September 7, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Vatican told a Spanish bishop that transsexuals cannot be godparents after he asked for a formal answer on the matter, the cleric in the diocese of Cadiz and Ceuta said. Bishop Rafael Zornoza Boy said the Vatican’s doctrinal arm replied that transsexuals “publicly show an attitude contrary to the moral requirement to resolve one’s sexual identity problem according to the truth of one’s sex”. In a statement on his diocese’s website, Zornoza Boy said: “Pope Francis has effectively said on several occasions, in line with Church teaching, that this behaviour is against man’s nature.”

The Rigging of a Synod? – The Betrayal of our Families

September 6, 2015 World News Comments Off

A new book, The Rigging of a Vatican Synod?: An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, will shed much light on allegations that the Extraordinary Synod, held in Rome last October, was subject to manipulation. The book has been written by highly respected Vatican journalist Edward Pentin and carries the endorsement of Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban. Cardinal Napier is one of the fifteen members of the permanent council of cardinals and bishops overseeing the Synod of Bishops, he attended the Extraordinary Synod and was a member of the committee that drafted the final relatio synodi of that Synod. In this brief review we would like to draw attention to a few of…Continue Reading

Kim Davis Broke an Illegitimate, Evil Law, and God Bless Her for It

September 5, 2015 World News Comments Off

Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue gay “marriage” licenses, is now in jail. She was summonsed to court and thrown behind bars until she agrees to issue them. Welcome to America. I admit that my own perspective on this situation has, as Barack Obama might say, evolved over the past couple of days. I’ve always of course known that Kim Davis is right for refusing to sign her name to the evil of gay “marriage,” but I wasn’t always convinced that the right path was to stay in office rather than resign in protest. I’ve come to appreciate and greatly admire her decision, and that revelation occurred when I understood both that Kim Davis is…Continue Reading

UNLV Football Player Shows How to Stay Catholic in College

September 5, 2015 World News Comments Off

Marc Philippi credits his powerlifting father and home-schooling mother for maintaining stability and strengthening his faith. by TRENT BEATTIE 09/04/2015 Courtesy of the Philippi family Marc Philippi – Courtesy of the Philippi family The University of Nevada-Las Vegas football team is trying to bounce back from a dismal 2014 record of 2 wins and 11 losses. On paper, this seems like a mighty challenge, but on the field, things are looking quite good. This fresh look is largely due to the team’s new head  

Head of CDF, Cardinal Müller warns of a split as big as the Reformation

September 4, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Prefect of the CDF, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has criticized in Regensburg on Tuesday a “climate of the German claim to leadership for the whole universal Church”. At a book presentation, he pointed out the high number of people leaving the church, the deserted confessionals and empty seminars and religious houses in Germany. Often he has been asked from where the establishment of the so-called “German Church” derives the claim to be pacemaker for the universal Church with all the symptoms of a dramatic decline precisely on questions of sexual morality and the Catholic teaching on marriage. Müller warned against drawing from the situation in Europe conclusions about the future of other continents. “We should not promise others so that…Continue Reading