Friday 15th December 2017

Home » World News » Recent Articles:

Are German bishops to blame for the disorientation & confusion of 2016?

December 31, 2016 World News Comments Off on Are German bishops to blame for the disorientation & confusion of 2016?

Cardinal Marx has claimed credit, on behalf of the German bishops, for influencing the Synod on the Family to allow divorced and civilly “remarried” Catholics to receive Holy Communion. He insisted that Amoris Laetitia has not introduced “a new teaching” but a “new, pastoral view” by allowing divorced and remarried the option of receiving Holy Communion after observing a penitential path with a priest. Cardinal Marx went on to indicate that the German bishops would be encouraging priests to implement this “new, pastoral view”, which many were already putting into practice. Cardinal Marx claimed credit on behalf of the German bishops during his response to a question about the practical implementation of Amoris Laetitia. He first explained that Amoris Laetitia gave primacy…Continue Reading

Trump names a Catholic who was mocked on Ash Wednesday to be his press secretary

December 23, 2016 World News Comments Off on Trump names a Catholic who was mocked on Ash Wednesday to be his press secretary

It’s Sean Spicer, who should quickly emerge as one of the most visible members of the administration: Spicer, the Republican National Committee’s communications director and chief strategist, has worked as a senior communications adviser to Trump during the transition. He had told reporters Thursday morning they could expect “further announcements on appointments and staff later today” and additional announcements “in the near future on fulfilling the final Cabinet positions.”

How Pope Francis Became the Leader of the Global Left

December 22, 2016 World News Comments Off on How Pope Francis Became the Leader of the Global Left

When Pope Francis delivers his Christmas message this weekend, he will do so not just as the head of the Catholic Church but as the improbable standard-bearer for many progressives around the world. With conservative and nationalist forces on the rise in many places and with figures such as U.S. President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande on their way out, many on the left—from socialists in Latin America to environmentalists in Europe—are looking to the 80-year-old pontiff for leadership. “Pope Francis really inspires a lot of people to want

Cardinal Marx Becomes Eighth Prelate to Reject Dubia; Two New Bishops Support It

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Marx Becomes Eighth Prelate to Reject Dubia; Two New Bishops Support It

Dr. Sandro Magister, the well-respected Vatican expert, has just today published an excellent overview of the current discussion concerning Amoris Laetitia and the subsequent dubia published by the Four Cardinals. He points out that, among the eighteen bishops and cardinals who have made public statements concerning this matter, only seven have defended Pope Francis’ position. Magister says: “There are eighteen cardinals and bishops so far who have spoken on the issue. And of these not more than seven have taken the pope’s side in lashing out against the four authors of the dubia.”

The Senate Report on Planned Parenthood No One Is Talking About

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on The Senate Report on Planned Parenthood No One Is Talking About

After they were eventually shamed into covering the Kermit Gosnell trial – many in the media admitted they should have covered it earlier and more vigorously. Some of the more honest journalists and outlets also admitted they had not reported on it because of their biases and reluctance to write about a story that shines a negative spotlight on abortion. But that was then and this is now, they said. We will do better

Pennsylvania Catholic colleges back young immigrants

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pennsylvania Catholic colleges back young immigrants

Several area Catholic college and university presidents are voicing support for foreign-born students who were brought to this country as children without legal immigration status and who have avoided deportation under an Obama-era policy. President-elect Donald Trump said before his election he would repeal this policy, although he has since indicated he would soften that stance. Presidents of La Roche, Mt. Aloysius and St. Vincent colleges and of Carlow, Duquesne, Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit universities have either signed joint statements in solidarity with such students or have voiced agreement with them. “It speaks to who we are,” said Sister Candace Introcaso

Did Cardinal Schönborn’s News Agency Selectively Edit Cardinal Müller’s Remarks on Amoris Laetitia?

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Did Cardinal Schönborn’s News Agency Selectively Edit Cardinal Müller’s Remarks on Amoris Laetitia?

Many Catholic observers were somewhat disappointed when Cardinal Gerhard Müller gave an interview published by the Austrian website kathpress at the beginning of December concerning the papal document Amoris Laetitia and the dubia of the Four Cardinals. For, to all initial appearances, he had essentially declined to comment upon the whole controversial matter. However, further research has now shown that Cardinal Müller actually made some decisively important and pertinent statements, after all, in that same interview, and more openly than had thus far come to light. This fact and this disparity of presentation might be, in part, due to

Rewriting the History of Two Synods?

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Rewriting the History of Two Synods?

The now famous dubia sent to Pope Francis by Cardinal Burke and three of his fellow cardinals is a sincere effort to clear up what has become a crisis in the Church concerning marriage, adultery and the requirements for the worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist. They have every right to ask Pope Francis to make clear that the teaching of the Church has not, and cannot, change. This is the heart of the matter. The Lord’s words are clear and unchangeable. “Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery.” (Lk 16:18) The Church’s pastoral concern for people in marital difficulties is rooted and grounded in the truth of these words

Why pro-lifers are calling this rule a gift to Planned Parenthood

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Why pro-lifers are calling this rule a gift to Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.” “The Obama administration, even in its waning hours, has chosen to put Planned Parenthood’s Big Abortion agenda ahe

Knight of Malta launches petition urging Cardinal Dolan to let Fulton Sheen’s canonization move forward

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Knight of Malta launches petition urging Cardinal Dolan to let Fulton Sheen’s canonization move forward

December 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Knight of Malta has started a petition asking New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan to return Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s body to his home diocese of Peoria, Illinois so that his cause for canonization may continue to move forward. Last month, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sheen’s family, who requested that his remains go to Peoria, but his body still hasn’t been moved due to an injunction the Archdiocese received as it appeals the decision. (VIEW THE PETITION HERE) Raymond De Souza, a Catholic apologist, Knight of Malta, and pro-life activist, started the petition on LifeSiteNews’s LifePetitio