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Former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic reopens as pro-life pregnancy center

November 13, 2015 World News Comments Off

BRYAN, TX, November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The former Planned Parenthood abortion facility where Abby Johnson once worked as director is now a pro-life haven for women in crisis pregnancy. The facility is now aptly named, “Hope.” It celebrated its grand opening earlier this month. Last year, Hope Pregnancy Center, an affiliate of CareNet, and 40 Days for Life acquired the building where former Planned Parenthood staffer Abby Johnson worked for eight years, before her dramatic

Supreme Court agrees to rule on birth control insurance mandate

November 6, 2015 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to settle a widespread dispute between the Obama administration and religious non-profits over insurance coverage for birth control, which is sure to elevate issues of religious freedom and reproductive rights in next year’s presidential campaign. The justices agreed to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act from seven different non-profit organizations claiming religious objections, marking the second time in three years the so-called “contraceptive mandate” has come before the court — and the fourth time in five years it has faced off against President Obama’s signature health care law.

Cardinal Pell’s Office: New Books Contain ‘False and Misleading Claims’

November 6, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Vatican Secretariat for the Economy has said two new books, each containing leaked Vatican financial information, have “included false and misleading claims” regarding ”management of expenditure” and “expenditure incurred” by Cardinal George Pell, the Secretariat’s prefect. In a statement issued this evening, the Secretariat has sought to correct the allegations made in the two newly-published books, Avarice: The Papers That Reveal Wealth, Scandals and Secrets in the Church of Francis and Via Crucis, by Italian journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi. Read more:

Paul Ryan Doubts Planned Parenthood Can Be Defunded ( Then what is the purpose of an investigative committee?)

November 3, 2015 World News Comments Off

Though the national pro-life community says newly elected House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is committed to its cause, Ryan is warning that he doubts Planned Parenthood can be defunded. Observing that President Obama is pro-abortion and the Senate’s process has been “difficult,” Ryan said on CNN’s State of the Union, “I think we need to be very clear about what we can and cannot achieve and not set expectations that we know we can’t reach given the constraints of the Constitution.” “I don’t think Planned Parenthood should get a red cent from the taxpayer; I’ve always believed that, even before these disgusting videos came out,” Ryan continued. “But I believe we need to do our oversight. We’re just beginning…Continue Reading

Diocese bans Alinsky critic from speaking on church property

October 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

For many years, Catholic researcher Stephanie Block has been exposing the link between the American Catholic church bureaucracy – which has effectively become another arm of the Democratic Party – and the supporters of radical leftist Saul Alinsky (who influenced President Obama) and his “machine.” Now, at least one Catholic diocese is forbidding her from speaking on church property. Ms. Block was recently scheduled to speak at St. John the Baptist Church in Costa Mesa, California. However, just a few days before her scheduled talk, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange informed the parish that she was not permitted to speak on church property. The organizer was able to secure a local college auditorium on short notice, so Ms. Block’s…Continue Reading

American Girl Disappoints Conservative Customers

October 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

One Million Moms is extremely disappointed that American Girl, owned by Mattel, is promoting sin in the November/December 2015 issue of its magazine. On pages 28-31 of the magazine is an article titled “Forever Family” about adoption from foster care, which would have been wonderful if they had not decided to include a large picture of a girl with her two dads, Daddy and Dada, and three other adopted children. 1MM supports adoption and taking care of orphans as we are biblically instructed to do in Psalm 82:3, but American Girl could have focused the article on the child and not about the parents since it is a magazine for children. The magazine also could have chosen another child to…Continue Reading

Justice Kennedy: Christians with convictions resigned under Hitler and they should today too

October 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, October 29, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy told a Harvard Law School audience that government employees with religious convictions about marriage should resign. The Ronald Reagan appointee said on Wednesday that if a public official has a moral objection to homosexuality, he must either follow the law or quit public service. The judge’s comment came in answer to a question a student asked about government officials who disagree with the Supreme Court’s decisions on gay marriage, or abortion, and if those citizens have the constitutional right to act according to their sincerely held moral beliefs.

Angry “Catholic Theologians”

October 29, 2015 World News Comments Off

epending on who you have on your Facebook feed, you might have seen a post from University of St. Thomas theologian Massimo Faggioli yesterday about the letter he and a number of other theologians have sent to The New York Times in response to columnist Ross Douthat’s Oct. 18 piece, “The Plot to Change Catholicism.” Here is that letter in full: On Sunday, October 18, the Times published Ross Douthat’s piece “The Plot to Change C

Pro-life leaders say Vatican’s new department ‘demotes’ life and family

October 25, 2015 World News Comments Off

ROME, October 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has combined the Vatican’s existing departments, or dicasteries, for life, the family, and the laity into one, a move which two prominent Catholic pro-life leaders decry as a “demotion” for life and family issues. Pope Francis said in statement released yesterday, “I have decided to establish a new Dicastery with competency for Laity, Family and Life, that will replace the Pontifical Council for the Laity and the Pontifical Council for the Family.” He later added the Pontifical Academy for Life in the new dicastery. It follows recommendations of a relatively new Council of Cardinals Francis created to streamline the Vatican. John Smeaton, head of the London-based Society for the Protection of the…Continue Reading

‘Confidential’ Planned Parenthood video leaked

October 23, 2015 World News Comments Off

Complete raw footage from the Planned Parenthood videos surfaced Thursday on the conservative website Got News?, whose editor said he had gotten it from a House staffer despite lawmakers’ pledge to keep it confidential. Editor Charles Johnson released the full footage Thursday even after the National Abortion Federation got a temporary restraining order a day earlier prohibiting any dissemination. Johnson vowed to “contest any unconstitutional prior restraint of speech.” Read more: