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How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

November 12, 2016 World News Comments Off on How the faithful voted: A preliminary 2016 analysis

The 2016 presidential exit polling reveals little change in the political alignments of U.S. religious groups. Those who supported Republican candidates in recent elections, such as white born-again or evangelical Christians and white Catholics, strongly supported Donald Trump as well. Groups that traditionally backed Democratic candidates, including religious “nones,” Hispanic Catholics and Jews, were firmly in Hillary Clinton’s corner.

Nation’s Catholic bishops, in Baltimore, to choose their own new president in wake of divisive U.S. election

November 12, 2016 World News Comments Off on Nation’s Catholic bishops, in Baltimore, to choose their own new president in wake of divisive U.S. election

The nation’s Catholic bishops return to Baltimore next week for their annual fall assembly — their first such gathering since a presidential election that split the church as it divided the nation. It’s unclear whether or how the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will address the election of Donald J. Trump.

Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

November 11, 2016 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

In a fundraising e-mail Wednesday morning,Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards shared the full range of her revulsion over the “unthinkable” election result, according to LifeSiteNews. “Let’s get all these words out of the way,” Richards began.”Devastated. Angry. Heartbroken. Outraged. Shocked. Sad. Disgusted. Ashamed. Discouraged. Exhausted. Shattered.” We’re guessing this means she didn’t vote for Donald Trump. “And now four more words,” she continued, “the most important ones: THESE. DOORS. STAY. OPEN.” “I know that you and I can’t possibly have enough words to describe

Cardinal Burke election prayer

November 8, 2016 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Burke election prayer

Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

In my school days, we were taught that the national government is limited. The powers of Congress are only those enumerated in the Constitution. The powers of the President and the Executive Branch are only those enumerated. All other powers are reserved to the States and the People. On May 13, 2016, the U. S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance to local school districts about transgender students. When I saw it, my junior high and high school civics kicked in. How, I wondered, did these two Executive Branch departments of the national government

Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

Did Barack Obama just encourage illegal aliens to vote on Election Day, promising no repercussions if they do? A videotaped interview with the president has some saying yes, sparking outrage among at least one major media figure and commenters on Twitter. In an interview with the Latin-oriented YouTube channel mitu, millennial actress Gina Rodriguez asked Obama: “Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens – and I call them citizens because the contribute to this country – are fearful of voting Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-to-vote/#sHbeg385MH5uAw09.99

Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge

November 4, 2016 World News Comments Off on Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge
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Having been away from the director’s chair since 2006, Mel Gibson steps behind the camera again with Hacksaw Ridge, in theaters November 4. The biopic tells the story of Desmond Doss, a Medal of Honor recipient and Seventh-day Adventist who rejected the use of weapons and instead served as an unarmed medic in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Hacksaw Ridge dramatizes his life leading up to his enlistment in the war effort, his refusal to break from his convictions against the use of violence, and his heroism as a medic during the battle of Okinawa. The film places Doss’ Christ-inspired moral convictions front and center in some of the most grueling depictions of war.

For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

October 30, 2016 World News Comments Off on For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

Munich, Germany, Oct 28, 2016 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to Holy Communion – has written that Amoris laetitia marks a “paradigm shift” that allows for a “changed pastoral practice.” “There is leeway in the concrete elaboration of the dogmatic principles’ practical pastoral consequences,” the president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote in his article for the November 2016 edition of Stimmen der Zeit, a monthly journal on Christian culture. Cardinal Kasper began by examining the range of interpretations

Pope makes complete overhaul of Vatican liturgical congregation

October 28, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pope makes complete overhaul of Vatican liturgical congregation

In a stunning move, Pope Francis has replaced all of the members of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, the body in charge of liturgical questions. It is routine for the Roman Pontiff to appoint a few new members to each Vatican congregation, rotating out members who have served for several years. But on October 28 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed 27 new members to the Congregation for Divine Worship, completely transforming the membership of that body. The new appointments give a distinctly more liberal character—as well as a more international complexion—to the congregation. The changes seem likely to curtail the work of Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation, who has been a leading proponent

Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

October 25, 2016 World News Comments Off on Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2016 / 09:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church’s teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions – and that scattering the ashes is forbidden. Ad resurgendum cum Christo, or “To rise with Christ”, published Oct. 25, states that while cremation “is not prohibited” the Church “continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased.”