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Thousands sign online petition to remove Madison’s bishop

October 30, 2017 World News Comments Off on Thousands sign online petition to remove Madison’s bishop

MADISON (WKOW) — There’s an online petition being circulated to remove the Bishop of the Diocese of Madison. Bishop Robert Morlino is being criticized for his attitude about the LGTBQ community.  Earlier this week, an email was sent to priests in the diocese saying that they could deny funeral rights for those in same-sex partnerships. The diocese released a statement that said the communication is not official policy, but does meet the approval of Bishop Morlino. The petition was posted on change.org Thursday and has thousands of signatures. Here is the statement from diocese on the matter, as submitted t

Pontifical Academy of Sciences welcomes leftist California Governor Jerry Brown to keynote

October 28, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pontifical Academy of Sciences welcomes leftist California Governor Jerry Brown to keynote

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is again throwing open its doors to abortion and population control activists. From November 2–4, the Vatican’s scientific academy will host a conference on the environment that will feature, among others, far-left governor of California Jerry Brown, who promotes abortion and gay “marriage.”

Pope calls the “small glass palace” in space

October 27, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pope calls the “small glass palace” in space

Francis spoke for about 25 minutes with the astronauts of the International Space Station. “Thank you for representing the whole human family in the great research project of this space station,” he told them.

WISCONSIN DIOCESE CAUTIONS AGAINST FUNERAL RITES FOR ACTIVE GAYS

October 24, 2017 World News Comments Off on WISCONSIN DIOCESE CAUTIONS AGAINST FUNERAL RITES FOR ACTIVE GAYS

MADISON, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Wisconsin diocese is advising priests to be careful with funerals for people who lived a homosexual lifestyle to avoid scandalizing the faithful. In a memo issued on October 21 by James Bartylla, vicar general of the diocese of Madison, headed by Bp. Robert Morlino, Bartylla addressed funerals in Catholic parishes for people who were in “a public union gravely contrary to the natural law,” specifically referring to homosexual civil unions. Although not authored by Bp. Morlino, a Madison diocese statemen

Ban on Communion for divorced and remarried is ‘absurd and inhuman’: Cardinal

October 22, 2017 World News Comments Off on Ban on Communion for divorced and remarried is ‘absurd and inhuman’: Cardinal

October 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin commended Catholics in new unions who bear witness to true matrimony by refraining from partaking in the Eucharist but clearly opened a door to those who feel they should receive communion while remaining in a second “marriage.” Cardinal Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon in France and Primate of the Gauls, held a special service last Sunday at his cathedral for Catholics from broken marriages. The event was designed to share reflections on the controversial c

Catholic youth: Thanks for asking our opinion, here’s what we think

October 20, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic youth: Thanks for asking our opinion, here’s what we think

A survey of nearly 900 local Catholic young adults shows they fear for the future, they want to do works of service and they want to gather with other young people in retreats, sports and in the Sunday Mass. The results of the survey in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join with similar surveys from other dioceses in the United States and become part of study materials used in the 2018 Synod of Bishops on youth that Pope Francis called for at the Vatican next fall. Father Matthew Guckin, of the archdiocesan Office for Catechetical Formation, prepared the survey earlier this year and presented it recent

Fr. Perrone: without an intense, devout life, Catholics will not survive the age

October 19, 2017 World News Comments Off on Fr. Perrone: without an intense, devout life, Catholics will not survive the age

The saintly priest, learned theologian, and catechist extraordinaire, Fr. John A. Hardon, was fond of saying that without an intense, devout life Catholics will not survive the age. I admit that at the time I thought this a ruse to shock his audience into taking their faith seriously. The longer I live in this age, however, the more I become convinced that this priest got it right. In recent decades we’ve seen great numbers of Catholics cease to practice their fai

Cardinal Burke: Be agents of Mary’s Immaculate Heart to combat ‘diabolical forces’

October 18, 2017 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Burke: Be agents of Mary’s Immaculate Heart to combat ‘diabolical forces’

BUCKFAST ABBEY, England (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Raymond Burke has summoned the faithful to become “agents” of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in order to combat the “diabolical forces” that have been “unleashed upon the world” and are “entering into the very life of the Church.” Speaking at the 2017 Fatima Centennial Summit held at Buckfast Abbey, on October 12-13, exactly one century after the Miracle of the Sun, Cardinal Burke said these diabolical forces are working to draw souls away from

Callista Gingrich confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

October 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on Callista Gingrich confirmed as US Ambassador to the Vatican

Washington D.C., Oct 16, 2017 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. The vote was 70-23. In a July 18 hearing, Gingrich had voiced her commitment to fight human trafficking and promote human rights and religious freedom. She had said that immigration and protecting the environment are both issues that the Trump adminis

Pope Francis canonizes 35 new saints

October 15, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis canonizes 35 new saints

(Vatican Radio) Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”. To the over 35,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Canonization Mass, he said “They did not say a fleeting ‘yes’ to love, they said ‘yes’ with their lives and to the very end”. Those canonized included thirty martyrs, both priests and lay persons, who suffered anti-Catholic persecution in 1645 at the hands of Dutch Calvinists in Brazil, while three indigenous children in 16th ce