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Bishop Schneider: Pope’s exhortation will lead to practice that ‘trivializes and profanes … three sacraments’

June 8, 2016 World News Comments Off

June 7, 2016 (Voice of the Family) — Bishop Athanasius Schneider has made his strongest comments yet on the “real spiritual danger” posed by the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The bishop said that the document contains expressions that are “objectively erroneous” and which “one can hardly interpret… according to the holy immutable Tradition of the Church.” Bishop Schneider’s remarks were made in a letter to the Catholic newspaper The Remnant in response to an open letter by contributor Chris Ferrara, which asked the bishop “to do everything in his power to persuade his brethren in the episcopacy… to mount concerted and

Kasich admin gives Planned Parenthood waiver to continue abortions in defiance of state law

June 3, 2016 World News Comments Off

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Cincinnati can continue performing abortions, despite the fact that it is breaking state law, because Gov. John Kasich’s administration issued a waiver. On Friday, Ohio Department of Health Director Richard Hodges gave the abortion business in the Cincinnati suburb of Mount Auburn a variance to continue for another year, despite the business’ non-compliance with the law requiring surgical facilities to have a patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital, in case of an emergency.

Amoris Laetitia is ‘objectively unclear’ since even bishops have conflicting interpretations: Cardinal Caffarra

May 30, 2016 World News Comments Off

ROME, May 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The cardinal tasked by Saint Pope John Paul II 36 years ago with founding an institute to study marriage and the family has criticized Pope Francis’ recent Apostolic Exhortation on the family for lacking clarity and causing confusion among bishops regarding perennial magisterial teaching on marriage, divorce, and reception of Holy Communion. “Chapter 8 is, objectively, unclear,” said Cardinal Carlo Caffarra when speaking about Amoris Laetitia, since it causes “conflicts of interpretations even among bishops.” The comments were made last week in an interview the cardinal gave in Italian to the website La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, parts of which were translated and published on OnePeterFive. Ambiguity in Chapter 8 of the Pope’s exhortation

34% of “Pro-Choice” Women Who See This Viral Video Turn Against Abortion

May 25, 2016 World News Comments Off

A new four-minute viral video is causing over a third — 34 percent — of “pro-choice” women surveyed to view abortion “less favorably.” And 28 percent of pro-choice women who watched the video stated there should be more restrictions on abortion. The women watched the D&E Abortion Procedures video, part of Live Action’s new “Abortion Procedures” video series, which features an OB/GYN and former abortionist using medically accurate animations to give viewers a window into the womb during an abortion and show how developed a baby is during the procedure. The videos were produced in conjunction with a team of OB/GYNs, former abortionists

‘Biblically wrong’: Oklahoma lawmakers urge Obama’s impeachment over transgender bathrooms

May 21, 2016 World News Comments Off

Lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced legislation calling for President Barack Obama to be impeached because of his administration’s support for transgender bathrooms. Another bill calls for a declaration of emergency in the state. In a measure called Senate Concurrent Resolution 43, Oklahoma lawmakers accused the Obama administration of overreaching its authority by issuing a directive last week stating that US schools risk losing federal funding if they don’t allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The measure states that the order “clearly and unequivocally exceeds the authority of the federal government.”

Oklahoma legislature passes bill making it a felony to perform abortions

May 20, 2016 World News Comments Off

Lawmakers in Oklahoma approved a bill Thursday that would make performing abortions a felony and revoke the medical licenses of most physicians who assist in such procedures. This sweeping measure, which opponents described as unconstitutional and unprecedented, now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin (R). She will have five days — not including Sunday — to decide whether to sign the bill, veto it or allow it to become law without her signature, according to a spokesman. “The governor will withhold comment on that bill, as she does on most bills, until she and her staff have had a chance to review it,”

Unanimous Win for Little Sisters of the Poor at Supreme Court

May 17, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the government cannot fine the Little Sisters of the Poor.  The Supreme Court vacated the lower court rulings against the Little Sisters, accepting the government’s admission that it could meet its goals of providing the free services to women without involving the Little Sisters or using their plan.  The Court also ordered the lower Courts to help the government choose an alternative method of providing

Conservatives outraged over Obama transgender directive to public schools

May 13, 2016 World News Comments Off

The Obama administration’s directive Friday that every public school provide transgender access — or face the loss of federal funds — drew swift and strong condemnation from conservatives, with one public official blasting it as presidential “blackmail.” The administration’s directive — citing Title IX in telling schools to give transgender students access to all activities and facilities consistent with their gender identity — effectively touched off a national debate that could well extend into the next president’s term and reverberate through the courts. Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, speaking to reporters Friday, said his state “will not yield to blackmail from the president of

Pro-Life Leaders Decry Scandals, Urge Catholic Colleges to Reject Culture of Death

May 13, 2016 World News Comments Off

Concerned by recent high-profile events at Catholic colleges featuring pro-abortion leaders — including Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, Bill Clinton, Wendy Davis and Vice President Joe Biden — 31 Catholic and pro-life leaders joined a statement urging Catholic colleges to “stand firm in defending truth and the Catholic identity of their institutions.” The statement, released today by The Cardinal Newman Society, argues that such events betray the mission of Catholic education and endanger the spiritual well-being of students. “We urge the leaders of Catholic colleges and universities to reject the culture of death” and refuse “to honor and award speaking platforms to – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4890/Pro-Life-Leaders-Decry-Scandals-Urge-Catholic-Colleges-to-Reject-Culture-of-Death.aspx#sthash.1yUfx1uk.dpuf

ACLU launches campaign to strip Catholic hospitals of federal funds

May 11, 2016 World News Comments Off

NEW YORK, May 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic hospitals across the U.S. are “withholding emergency care” and denying “essential health services,” the ACLU is alleging in a new campaign. They also inflict harm on “transgender and gender-non-conforming patients” “when seeking reproductive healthcare.” In a new report, “Health Care Denied,” the ALCU calls for denial of federal dollars from Catholic healthcare institutions, as well as investigations into their practices. With a subtitle of “Patients and Physicians Speak Out About Catholic Hospitals and the Threat to Women’s Health and Lives,” the stated goal of the report “is to shine a light on the harm and discrimin