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Cardinal Caffarra on Marriage, Family, Amoris Laetitia, & Confusion in the Church

July 11, 2016 World News Comments Off

Editor’s note: the following is an exclusive interview with Cardinal Carlo Caffara, conducted by OnePeterFive’s Dr. Maike Hickson. Cardinal Caffarra is Archbishop emeritus of Bologna and former member of the Pontifical Council for the Family. It was in a letter to Cardinal Caffarra that Sister Lucia of Fatima revealed that “the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family.” Maike Hickson (MH): You have spoken, in a recent interview, about the papal exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and you have said that especially Chapter 8 is unclear and has already caused confusion even among the bishops. If you had the chance to speak with Pope Francis about this matter, what would you tell him? What…Continue Reading

Vatican Liturgy Chief asks all priests and bishops to face east for Mass, faithful to kneel for Communion

July 6, 2016 World News Comments Off

LONDON, July 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Speaking at a conference on the liturgy in London yesterday, Cardinal Robert Sarah, the highest authority on the topic in the Catholic Church under Pope Francis, asked all bishops and priests to adopt the ancient posture in the Mass where the priest faces the tabernacle along with the congregation, rather than facing the people. He asked that the posture be adopted by Advent of this year, which begins November 27. During the same talk, Cardinal Sarah encouraged all Catholics to receive Communion kneeling. During the talk, the Vatican’s liturgy chief revealed that Pope Francis had asked him to “continue the liturgical work Pope Benedict began.” The announcement was immediately recognized by Catholic Herald deputy…Continue Reading

This priest died in a Korean prison camp. Will the Catholic Church beatify him?

July 2, 2016 World News Comments Off

Wichita, Kan., Jul 2, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There’s good news in Kansas: former army chaplain Father Emil J. Kapaun has taken a step closer to possible beatification and sainthood. But for Scott Carter, coordinator for the Father Kapaun Guild, the story of the priest himself is the real news. “If someone who grew up so close to us, in circumstances fairly similar to us, is able to achieve sainthood, it’s inspiring,” he told CNA June 30. “It really makes the faith hit home. It really brings it

The Affirmative Argument for Receiving Communion on the Tongue

July 2, 2016 World News Comments Off

A recent post at the site Roman Catholic Man has focused a great deal of attention on the manner in which the faithful receive Communion. As any discussion regarding the Eucharist is a discussion about Our Lord Himself, the importance of this topic cannot be overstated. Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently noted that we are experiencing the fourth great crisis in the history of the Church, and our casual and “banal” treatment of the Eucharist is the greatest sign of this crisis. Now is indeed the time to revisit the topic. Putting aside opinions and personal preferences, let us objectively discuss this matter of paramount importance. Unfortunately, all too often it is viewed

Hillary Clinton: “I Will Always Stand With Planned Parenthood,” It Does “Extraordinary Things”

June 30, 2016 World News Comments Off

Earlier this month, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told activists at a Planned Parenthood abortion business rally that she would “always have your back.” She means it. In an op-ed written to bolster support for America’s biggest abortion business, Hillary again goes to bat for her friends at Planned Parenthood. Below are some excerpts. Keep in mind that, while Clinton refuses to use the word abortion she is talking about the abortion corporation that regularly kills 330,000 babies in abortions every year: When they talk about “defunding” Planned Parenthood, it’s all too easy to think

United Way Sent $3 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in 2015

June 30, 2016 World News Comments Off

LifeNews has repeatedly chronicled the relationship between dozens of local United Way agencies and the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Last year, on the heels of shocking videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies, a new expose’ from a group that monitors corporations that finance the abortion giant reveals the United Way is a major donor. That expose found United Way agencies giving $2 million to the abortion giant. A new expose’ released this week shows that figure has increased to $3million. The consumer advocacy organization 2nd Vote has informed of the release of the Pro-Life Guide to United Way, a new guide that lists the over 1,200 United Way affiliates across the…Continue Reading

Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher: Men for our season

June 27, 2016 World News Comments Off

The Church of the Little Flower is blessed today to receive relics of two great English saints: one, St. Thomas More, was a statesman, an intellectual, a Catholic layman who took his baptism seriously; the other was a bishop who also took his office as bishop seriously. Both were martyred by King Henry VIII because they would not consent to his making himself the head of the Church in England, which he did because the Pope would not allow him to divorce his wife. In order to have his way, he shattered the unity of the Church in his nation by separating it from Peter and Peter’s successors, the bishops of Rome. St. Thomas More’s life is recounted in a…Continue Reading

Catholic Bishops Blast Obama Admin for Forcing Churches to Pay for Abortions

June 24, 2016 World News Comments Off

The leading pro-life spokesmen for the Catholic bishops are blasting an Obama administration decision revoking federal protection for chruches in California forced to pay for abortions. As LifeNews reported, churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department of Managed Health Care reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions.

Church Leaders React to Supreme Tie on DAPA/DACA

June 24, 2016 World News Comments Off

Catholic leaders from around the country were expressing disappointment today in response to a Supreme Court tie vote that effectively terminates Obama administration initiatives on immigration that shielded millions from deportation. Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, described the court’s call today “a sad ruling.” He said the president’s immigration plan had been “the result of years of painstaking work and committed efforts by migrant advocates, grassroots organizations, some legislators and the faith community.” The bishop, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, added that the court’s decision exposes

Catholic universities must insure abortion, Obama administration rules

June 24, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama administration has ruled against two Catholic universities, upholding a rule issued by the state of California requiring all employers to cover elective abortions in their insurance plans – even if the employer has a religious objection to abortion. “The Obama administration is once again making a mockery of the law, and this time in the most unimaginable way,” said Casey Mattox, senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, which filed the complaint along with