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Out Of Nowhere A Network Emerged To Save Catholic Schools

July 8, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: June 24, 2014   The fledgling Independence Mission Schools network of Catholic elementary schools is used to moving fast. It sprang into action two years ago to save 14 parish schools in low-income neighborhoods when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to close them. And when the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District listed the shuttered Harrison Elementary School in North Philadelphia for a quick sale last fall, the network scrambled to raise $1.36 million to buy it to replace the nearby St. Malachy school. “This has never happened before,” said Al Cavalli, president of the Mission Schools network.

New Irish Guidelines Allow Abortion Up To Birth: Pro-life Group

July 6, 2014 World News Comments Off

DUBLIN — New guidelines on abortion set to be issued by Ireland’s Department of Health seem to be silent on the reality of what Fine Gael’s abortion legislation meant for mothers and babies, says the pro-life Life Institute. The Irish Times reported Thursday that the guidelines laid out when an abortion could be carried out in response to a threat of suicide. As expected, the abortion law will allow a baby’s life to be ended if doctors certify that a woman is suicidal and that risk “can only be averted by the termination of her pregnancy.” As also expected, no term limits were contained in the guidelines, leaving open the possibility of abortion until birth, despite the Constitutional provision that doctors have due regard…Continue Reading

79% Of Peruvians Support Catholic Church’s Strong Stand Against Abortion

July 6, 2014 World News Comments Off

LIMA, Peru — A new survey in Peru has revealed that the majority of the nation’s citizens support the Catholic Church’s position on abortion (79 percent) and homosexual civil unions (60 percent). The study, conducted by the Peruvian Company of Studies on Market and Public Opinion, also revealed that 62 percent of Lima inhabitants approve Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani’s pastoral work. Cardinal Cipriani has criticized the recent governmental guidance that allows for the practice of so-called therapeutic abortion, calling it a “guidance to kill.” The Cardinal also said the guidance will directly lead to a vulgarization of the practice of abortion.

NY Times Allows Atheists’ Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected ‘Anti-Muslim’ Ad in 2012

July 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

AP By Matthew Balan, Media Research Center The Federalist’s David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times’s clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper “rejected an ad aimed at one religion” in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday’s edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the “all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority” on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case.


July 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

UPDATED: Wed, JUL 2nd2014 @ 3:04 pm EDT Since the border surge gained coverage from the mainstream media last month, the Obama Administration has tried to relocate tens of thousands of newly-arrived illegal aliens to communities across the country.

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on HHS mandate in 5-4 decision

June 30, 2014 Frontpage, World News Comments Off

Ben Johnson Mon Jun 30, 2014 – 10:01 am ESTUpdated on June 20 at 1:34 p.m. EST.WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the U.S. Supreme Court decided closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be compelled to furnish potentially abortion-inducing drugs to their employees by a 5-4 decision. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) allows for closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby to maintain their religious outlook and still do business, the majority ruled in a 49-page opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The law holds that government may only impose a mandate that burdens religious business owners’ consciences if the government has a compelling interest in doing so and uses the least invasive means possible. “We must next ask…Continue Reading

Mass mob fills pews at Detroit’s historic St. Joseph Catholic Church

June 30, 2014 World News Comments Off

Parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church found themselves competing for seats — and parking spots — Sunday as a mob of visitors descended upon the historic church near Eastern Market. About 100 people are typically scattered throughout the pews for the Sunday morning mass. This morning, they spilled from the pews into the aisles, and through the doors from there. Fans rotated furiously to help combat the heavy humidity in the historic building at 1828 Jay St. “It’s just fantastic,” said parishioner Christine Hubbard, who helped coordinate the event. “Father (Greg Tokarski, the church’s pastor) just loved it.”

Bishop Bruskewitz in stable condition after heart attack

June 29, 2014 World News Comments Off

POSTED: FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014 6:33 PM By Jourdyn Kaarre / World-Herald staff writer Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, 78, of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln suffered a heart attack at his home Friday morning, said JD Flynn, a diocese spokesman. Bruskewitz was stable and in “good spirits,” Flynn said, but he cannot receive visitors. Out of respect for Bruskewitz’s privacy during his recovery, Flynn said he would not release additional information. A nursing supervisor at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln said Bruskewitz was in stable condition Friday evening. Bruskewitz was ordained in 1960, and in 1992, he was named eighth bishop of the Diocese of Lincoln. Bruskewitz retired in

Court Denies Archdiocese’s Request For Relief From HHS Mandate

June 28, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY MATTHEW GAMBINO UPDATE – The Archdiocese of Philadelphia lost its bid to block regulations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) June 26, but a new ruling will prevent the church from paying fines of $160,000 a day for noncompliance. Judge Ronald Buckwalter of the United States Eastern District Court refused to grant the injunction that the archdiocese and its Catholic Charities agencies had sought earlier this month against the so-called HHS mandate, a set of regulations by the Department of Health and Human Services that would force some religious employers to provide employees with access to contraceptives, abortifacients and other services that violate Catholic beliefs.