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Catholic Hospitals Sued For Refusing Emergency Care To Pregnant Women

October 4, 2015 World News Comments Off

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday announced that it is suing Trinity Health Corporation, which operates 80 hospitals nationwide, for refusing to provide pregnant women suffering from life-threatening emergency complications with abortions. Trinity Health hospitals have “repeatedly and systematically failed to provide women suffering pregnancy complications with the emergency care” required under federal law, according to the suit. Like all other Catholic hospitals in the U.S., Trinity Health must abide by a set of Ethical and Religious Directives, or ERDs, set by

Too Scared to Pray? ISIL Cancels Prayers for Fear of Russian Airstrikes

October 4, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Islamic State terror group cancelled Friday prayers in the Syrian city of Raqqa and emptied mosques there out of fear of further Russian airstrikes, according to activists and city residents. According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 12 Islamic State militants were killed Thursday in Russia’s first airstrikes carried out in the group’s de facto capital in Syria. “Last night, Russian strikes on the western edges of Raqqa city, and near the Tabqa military airport, killed 12 IS jihadists,” Abdel Rahman, head of the observatory, told AFP.    

Putin defends Russia’s ban on youth-focused gay propaganda: ‘I believe we should leave kids in peace’

October 4, 2015 World News Comments Off

MOSCOW, September 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – In 2013, Russia passed an amendment to the country’s Child Protection Law against “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors,” which also safeguards children from being adopted by homosexuals. Western governments, led by the United States, condemned the law, which has as its purpose “Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values,” as hateful, bigoted, and out of step with modern societies

EXPOSED: The billionaire Planned Parenthood donor who wants his donations kept very, very secret

October 3, 2015 World News Comments Off

Sept. 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Three weeks after I left my job at the clinic, Planned Parenthood took me to court. I am always asked, “Why would they take you to court? Did they have something to hide?” Well, yes. They absolutely had something to hide. They didn’t want me sharing the information in this article. Let’s expose the truth, shall we? Yes, I do realize that releasing this information puts me in a precarious situation. But it’s always better for the truth to be out…no matter the cost. It was life changing. I remember the

Cardinal Burke Brought Back Into Roman Curia By Pope Francis

September 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

Raymond Cardinal Burke has been re-appointed to Congregation for the Causes of Saints from which he had been removed in December of 2013.

The Secret Meeting of the Papal Trip

September 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

Washington, D.C. One meeting during Pope Francis’ whirlwind trip to America has remained secret. Until now. It was, arguably, the most significant meeting, symbolically, of the entire trip. It should, therefore, be brought to the attention of the public, both in the Church, and in the secular world. That the meeting occurred may, perhaps, spark controversy. This is evidently why it was kept secret. The Vatican evidently feared the “politicization” of a “pastoral trip” which clearly wished to emphasize the encounter with Jesus Christ, with the poor, with the faithful, with the handicapped, with children, and with all Americans of whatever background. But there was also, evid

Angry Pope Blasts Mayor of Rome as a ‘Pretend Catholic’

September 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

Pope Francis raised eyebrows in Italy on Tuesday by slapping down the left-leaning mayor of Rome as someone who “pretends to be Catholic”. The unforgiving assessment of Ignazio Marino — a man the Italian media love to hate — further heightened tensions between the pope and the mayor in the run-up to the start of the Holy Year of Mercy in December, with the Vatican fearful the Italian capital is ill-prepared for the millions of extra pilgrims. Read Latest Breaking News from Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!

Bishop Fellay Petitions Pope Francis

September 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

A petition to Pope Francis: uphold marriage! The Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X has just published a petition to the Holy Father, Pope Francis, asking him to publicly defend the institution of holy matrimony. Bishop Fellay respectfully begins his petition to the Supreme Pontiff by stating that “[I]t is with great anxiety that we observe all around us a persistent degradation of marriage and the family, the origin and foundation of all human society.” The superior general observes that this “decay is rapidly accelerating” through civil actions which have “trampled underfoot” the “law of God” and even the “natural law”. Echoing the sentiments of faithful Catholics around the world, Bishop Fellay stressed to Pope Francis how…Continue Reading

Pope Assigns Some Homework to Catholic School Children

September 26, 2015 World News Comments Off

Tells Immigrant Families That Everyone Has a Right to Dream New York City, September 25, 2015 ( Kathleen Naab Pope Francis was visibly relaxed and joyful as he met with students, their families, immigrants and others in New York this afternoon, listening to the students present their projects that reflected his teachings, meeting a young boy from Argentina, getting a lesson on how to use a touchscreen, playing a little soccer with the Catholic Charities team, and even assigning some “homework.” The Holy Father spent time in a classroom of Our Lady Queen of Angels school in Harlem, as students from four Catholic schools of the area showed him class projects with themes ranging from care of the environment to…Continue Reading

Loved Ones of 9/11 Victims Say Faith Is What Gets Them Through

September 26, 2015 World News Comments Off

At Ground Zero for Pope’s Visit, Mourners Take Solace in Francis’ Presence New York City, September 25, 2015 ( Deborah Castellano Lubov When your heart is broken, how do you cope? According to many who lost their loved ones when the World Trade Center was attacked, it is their faith. ZENIT was at Ground Zero when Pope Francis visited this morning and had the chance to speak with relatives and friends of those killed in the attacks. Brendan Grady, who lost his brother Christopher, a trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, said it was an honor for Pope Francis to be at Ground Zero to remember him. “I feel like my brother’s grave site was blessed,” he said soberly. “Not everyone can…Continue Reading