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New York Catholic churches closing after decades of service

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off

Parishioners in New York are losing their churches as the Catholic Archdiocese carries out an aggressive consolidation plan. The cuts are driven by declining membership, fiscal insolvency of churches, and fewer priests, according to church officials. While there are 2.8 million Catholics in New York, churches are being closed because attendance has fallen from 25 percent to 12 percent, with only 346,000 parishioners regularly attending Sunday Mass, according to the Archdiocese. With attendance numbers in decline, church leaders have to grapple with how to staff and maintain networks of churches designed decades ago for larger congregations. The New York Archdiocese first announced its consolidation plan in November of last year in an attempt to deal with escalating costs ranging from…Continue Reading

Kenyan President to Obama: You Will not Impose The ‘Gay Rights’ Agenda In Kenya

July 27, 2015 World News Comments Off

We need to speak frankly about these things” says President Kenyatta in response to Obama’s statement that Kenya must share the same values as the United States on sodomite rights issues. Kenyatta, at the press conference this morning in Kenya, snubs Obama and continued showing zero tolerate to Obama’s belaboring trying to impose the typical ‘gay rights’ agenda. He quickly slapped down Obama’s suggestion to impose his evil agenda on the African country saying “there are some things we do not share”.

Nancy Pelosi: Ignore Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies, Investigate Pro-Lifers

July 23, 2015 World News Comments Off

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has no interest in digging deeper into the revelations that the Planned Parenthood abortion business is selling the body part of aborted babies Instead, she wants the Obama administration to investigate the pro-life activists who posed as undercover reporters to catch top Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating the sales. A second shocking video has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. The first video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second…Continue Reading

Venezuela’s bishops caution against the adoption of no-fault divorce

July 22, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Venezuelan bishops last week warned that marriage and families in their nation will be weakened as a result of a court decision ruling that spouses can divorce without any evidence of wrongdoing on either’s part , Christian Telegraph reports according to Catholic News Agency. “The theoretical basis for the ruling signals a jurisprudence that can dismantle at will the protection of the family and marriage in the law as we understand them today,” the Venezuelan bishops conference’s committee on family and childhood wrote July 9. The bishops were commenting on a June 6 ruling by the constitutional chamber of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Venezuela’s supreme court. The ruling found that spouses can divorce “by mutual consent, without any…Continue Reading

Rationing? Obamacare Health Care Plans Have 34 Percent Fewer Doctors, Hospitals

July 22, 2015 World News Comments Off

According to the Washington Examiner, a new study reveals that Obamacare plans have 34% fewer doctors and hospitals than other health insurance plans. The information was released today by Avalere Heath and proves that exchange networks actually provide fewer heart and oncology specialists as well as fewer primary care and mental health providers. Additionally, the exchange networks provide 24% fewer hospitals than normal health insurance plans. The vice president of Avalere said the following about the new facts: “Patients should evaluate a plan’s provider network when picking insurance on the exchange.” The statistics come from surveying the plans in North Carolina, Florida, California, Texas and Georgia. However, the information from Avalere isn’t exactly “new” because in 2013, the New York…Continue Reading

Cdl. Vincent Nichols to Expand LGBT Ministry

July 21, 2015 World News Comments Off

WESTMINSTER, July 21, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) – Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic bishops conference of England and Wales, is pushing to expand the Church’s ministry to those in the LGBT community. Monsignor Keith Barltrop, parish priest of St. Mary of the Angels in London, has been appointed to head this new ministry. He describes his parish as “one of the most fascinating and welcoming communities” he has served in, “[w]ith a great mix of people from all sorts of social and ethnic backgrounds” and “a parish everyone can feel at home in.” In a recent interview to GayStarNews, Barltrop makes controversial statements about transgenderism, claiming the Church has “no official position” on it, and that She “should be fully…Continue Reading

LA gets three new auxiliary bishops, including Fr. Robert Barron

July 21, 2015 World News Comments Off

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 21, 2015 / 07:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Known for his online videos which tackle everything from the saints, to the “new atheism,” to the latest blockbuster film, Fr. Robert Barron will have a new responsibility: auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, one of the cultural capitals of the world. “It was with enormous surprise that I heard the word of my appointment last week, but it is with a humble and joyful heart that I have accepted it,” said the Chicago-native in a July 21 statement. “I am grateful to Pope Francis for his confidence in me and to Archbishop Gomez for his willingness to allow me to minister in this beautiful, richly diverse, and spiritually vibrant…Continue Reading

New video: Planned Parenthood official haggles over baby body part prices, jokes ‘I want a Lamborghini’

July 21, 2015 World News Comments Off

July 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — A second video allegedly showing a senior Planned Parenthood official negotiating for fetal tissue and fetal parts for profit has been released. In the video, released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s for-profit Medical Directors’ Council, is seen haggling over prices of fetal parts.

Bravo . . . Brit Hume

July 21, 2015 World News Comments Off