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Pittsburgh wants to revoke Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of kids event over Christian marriage views

October 25, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pittsburgh wants to revoke Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of kids event over Christian marriage views

PITTSBURGH, October 24, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – America’s most successful Christian food chain may be driven out of a children’s community event in Pittsburgh over the owners’ Christian-based view of marriage and homosexuality, if the Pittsburgh City Council has its way. The Chick-fil-A Pittsburgh Kids Marathon is a one-mile run slated for May 2019. The event is for children and their famil

Australian bishop touts women’s ordination: ‘transformation of priesthood’ is underway

October 25, 2018 World News Comments Off on Australian bishop touts women’s ordination: ‘transformation of priesthood’ is underway

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, October 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – An Australian bishop recently told priests that admitting women to the priesthood in the Church’s current state of affairs would be like pouring new wine into old wine skins, but that a “transformation of the priesthood” was underway. Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of the Parramatta Diocese of Sydney, Australia gave an address in September to the New Zealand National Assembly of Diocesan Clergy about the current crises rocking the Church. Blaming the clerical abuse crisis on a faulty conception of the

Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

October 19, 2018 World News Comments Off on Twitter locks LifeSite out of account for ‘hate’: fact-based post on rise in gay STDs

October 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Twitter has just locked LifeSiteNews out of our Twitter account over an article we posted four years ago that provided expert analysis on the rise in sexually-transmitted diseases among homosexuals. The 2014 piece by Dr. Gerard M. Nadal, a molecular biologist and microbiologist who is also president and CEO of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, responds to media coverage of what was at the time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new annual report on STDs.

Ave Maria U president who criticized Cdl. Burke, Archbishop Viganò announces resignation

October 17, 2018 World News Comments Off on Ave Maria U president who criticized Cdl. Burke, Archbishop Viganò announces resignation

AVE MARIA, Florida, October 17, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Just six weeks after he issued a statement criticizing Vatican whistleblower Archbishop Carlo Vigano, Ave Maria University (AMU) announced its president Jim Towey will step down in June 2020. Vigano’s 11-page testimony says that high-ranking prelates, including Pope Francis, covered up for and promoted sexual predator ex-cardinal Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. In addition t

‘Just glad we ruined Kavanaugh’s life’: Pro-abortion Left responds to Supreme Court defeat

October 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on ‘Just glad we ruined Kavanaugh’s life’: Pro-abortion Left responds to Supreme Court defeat

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Judge Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and the left-wing forces who pulled out all the stops to defeat him show no signs of cooling down anytime soon. The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh was privately sworn injust hours later.

Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

October 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on Pope selects youth from pro-gay Vatican consultant’s media org to attend Synod

October 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The four young people from Canada now at the Vatican synod on youth are all from Salt and Light Media. The Toronto-based media outlet is run by Basilian Fr. Thomas Rosica, who is also on the synod’s Information Commission, and part of the team handling daily press briefings during the three-week event that began Wednesday. Pope Francis named 34 young people to the synod

Youth Synod Archbishop apologizes to young Catholics for sex abuse, ‘unbeautiful liturgies’

October 6, 2018 World News Comments Off on Youth Synod Archbishop apologizes to young Catholics for sex abuse, ‘unbeautiful liturgies’

ROME, October 4, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia, has issued an extensive mea culpa at the Vatican Youth Synod for all the ways in which the hierarchy and members of the Church have failed young people — whether through the crime of sexual abuse, a lack of catechesis, or by denying young people the “Church’s treasury” of beautiful liturgy, Eucharistic adoration, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Today in your presence, Holy Father, an

Michigan AG seizes Catholic dioceses’ records in sex abuse investigation

October 4, 2018 World News Comments Off on Michigan AG seizes Catholic dioceses’ records in sex abuse investigation

(CNN)Michigan authorities have seized records from every Catholic diocese in the state as part of an investigation into possible sexual abuse by clergy, the dioceses said in separate statements released Wednesday. The Archdiocese of Detroit, and dioceses in Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Marquette and Saginaw said their offices were served search warrants Wednesday morning from Attorney General Bill Schuette. Schuette’s office announced last month that it would be looking into possible sexual abuse by priests in the state’s seven dioceses. CNN has reached out to Schuette’s office for comment.

Vatican cardinal reproves US archbishop for criticizing Youth Synod’s working doc

October 2, 2018 World News Comments Off on Vatican cardinal reproves US archbishop for criticizing Youth Synod’s working doc

VATICAN CITY, October 1, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A second prominent cardinal has publicly rebuked Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput for publishing last week a letter critical of the controversial working document being used at the upcoming Youth Synod in Rome. At a press conference at the Vatican today, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldiserri, the prelate in charge of organizing the gathering, said, without mentioning Chaput by name, that he did “not understand” why C

Catholic lay leaders: We were wrong about Church, McCarrick on sex abuse crisis

October 2, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic lay leaders: We were wrong about Church, McCarrick on sex abuse crisis

In 2004, Anne Burke went before the City Club of Chicago to say the Catholic Church was beginning “to set things right” by appointing a lay board — which Burke chaired — to address the sex abuse crisis then embroiling the Church. “They have begun to do so by convening the unprecedented lay board on which I have been serving,” she said then. “It is a deep expression of their real willingness to respond to this abuse crisis.” On Monday — as revelations about its failure to ad