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U.S. archbishop visits Vietnam to show solidarity, offer support

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on U.S. archbishop visits Vietnam to show solidarity, offer support

CHICAGO (CNS) — U.S. bishops sent their immediate past president to Vietnam to see how they could help with the first college-level Catholic school approved in the Asian country in about 40 years. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, also wanted Vietnamese Catholics to know “they are not forgotten.” “The church in Vietnam has suffered … hardships and … religious repression, and slowly over these 40 years there are some headways that have been made,” the

Nancy Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on Nancy Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some pretty outrageous statements about abortion in the past. During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi stuck her foot in her mouth again when she told a young woman who was adopted that her mother should have had the “choice” to abort her. “I am part of the pro-life generation,” college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts told Pelosi. “I believe that abortion is not the answer for unplanned pregnancy. “My birth mother was faced with a decision that many women today

President Donald J. Trump Recognizes National Catholic Schools Week

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on President Donald J. Trump Recognizes National Catholic Schools Week

In recognition of National Catholic Schools Week, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of the dedicated Catholic school administrators, teachers, priests, and support organizations who work tirelessly to build and sustain quality Catholic schools across the Nation. The theme of this year’s National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”  I appreciate

Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

February 2, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

Washington D.C., Feb 1, 2017 / 04:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand federal contractors violate their religious beliefs on marriage and gender ideology. “In seeking to remedy instances of discrimination, it creates new forms of discrimination against people of faith. Keeping the executive order intact is not the answer,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Feb. 1. “The Church steadfastly opposes all unjust discrimination, and

Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

January 31, 2017 World News Comments Off on Boy Scouts of America to begin accepting transgender boys

(Reuters) – The Boy Scouts of America said on Monday the group would begin accepting transgender boys, bucking its more than a century-old practice of using the gender stated on a birth certificate to determine eligibility. “Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application,” Boy Scouts of America communications director Effie Delimarkos said in an emailed statement. Delimarkos cited shifting definitions of gender under state laws, which can “vary

Trump: I Rely on God Even More

January 30, 2017 World News Comments Off on Trump: I Rely on God Even More

“The office is so powerful that you need God even more” WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) – President Donald Trump is admitting he turns to God much more now that he is president. “The office is so powerful that you need God even more because your decisions are no longer, ‘Gee, I’m going to build a building in New York,’ or ‘I’m going to do this,’” Trump told Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) Friday. “These are questions of massive life and death, even with regard to healthcare.”

Pope: Fear of everything, the sin that paralyzes Christians

January 29, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pope: Fear of everything, the sin that paralyzes Christians

(Vatican Radio) God frees us from the sin that paralyzes us as Christians: faintheartedness, being afraid of everything, which keep us from having memory, hope, courage, and patience. That was the message of Pope Francis during the morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday. Remembering the God’s work of salvation in my life Pope Francis said the day’s Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews exhorts us to live the Christian life with three points of reference: the past, the present, and the future. First, it invites us to remember, because “the Christian life does not begin today: it continues today.” Remembering is “to recall everything”: the good things, and those that are less good, and putting my…Continue Reading

Kellyanne Conway tells marchers: This is a ‘new dawn for life’ in America

January 29, 2017 World News Comments Off on Kellyanne Conway tells marchers: This is a ‘new dawn for life’ in America

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — It’s a “new day and a new dawn for life” in America, says the most powerful woman in the White House, Kellyanne Conway. The counselor to President Donald Trump greeted wildly cheering crowds at today’s March for Life in Washington with the words: “I am Kellyanne Conway. I am a wife, a mother, a Catholic, counselor to the president of the United States of America and yes, I am pro-life!” She told the crowd that the Trump administration is committed to protecting and defending the child in the womb. “This is a time of incredible promise for the pro-life, pro-adoption movem

Catholic sisters join the Women’s March on Washington

January 23, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic sisters join the Women’s March on Washington

Early this morning crowds of women donning pink hats and carrying protest signs with slogans like “I’m with her” and “Love trumps hate” gathered in groups around capitol hill in Washington, D.C., as well as in cities across the country, to prepare for the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches. Over 500,000 men and women filed in to listen to women speak on a host of social justice issues, from immigration reform to environmental responsibility. While the exclusion of pro-life feminist groups from the march’s list of sponsors discouraged some Catholics from attending this event, several groups of women religious came to champion their respective social justice causes. Sr. Simone Campbell of the NETWORK Lobby

Another Catholic university buses students to pro-abortion rally

January 22, 2017 World News Comments Off on Another Catholic university buses students to pro-abortion rally

St. Catherine University, a two-campus Catholic school in Minnesota, sent two busloads of students to the pro-abortion Women’s March-Minnesota on Saturday. ·  The University of St. Thomas, another Catholic university in MN, also bussed students to the March, but neither school provided comment on the explicitly pro-abortion stance insisted upon by March