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The Obama Administration’s Border-Crisis Plan B: Use the Catholic Church

July 11, 2014 World News Comments Off

The federal government reaches out to a California diocese to help shelter illegal immigrants in California. By Ryan Lovelace In order to avoid future clashes with the citizens of Murrieta, Calif., over attempts to transfer illegal immigrants there, the Obama administration has turned to an unusual bedfellow: the Catholic Church. Deacon Luis Sanchez of the Diocese of San Bernardino tells National Review Online that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent approached the diocese on July 2, 2014, and “expressed his desire for the Church to help in helping these families reach their destination.” Since that time, he says, diocesan officials have spoken on the phone with ICE, and they held a planning meeting on Monday.

A New Low For Liberals: Attacking Catholic Nuns Over Hobby Lobby

July 9, 2014 World News Comments Off

I’m a big fan of absurdity in politics. But even absurdity has its limits, and the National Organization for Women has surpassed it in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision inBurwell v. Hobby Lobby. As part of its full-throated defense of ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, NOW has a list of what it calls “The Dirty 100” — entities that have sued the Department of Health and Human Services and demanded exemptions on the basis of their First Amendment right to religious expression and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, the two firms that won the Hobby Lobby case last week, occupy two spots on the list, as does Wheaton College, which won a controversial injunction against HHS later…Continue Reading

Louisiana court’s ruling that Catholic priest testify about confession criticized by Baton Rouge Diocese:

July 8, 2014 World News Comments Off

The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has issued a statement decrying a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court that could compel a local priest to testify in court about confessions he might have received. The alleged confessions, according to legal documents, were made to the priest by a minor girl regarding possible sexual abuse perpetrated by another church parishioner.

Out Of Nowhere A Network Emerged To Save Catholic Schools

July 8, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer POSTED: June 24, 2014   The fledgling Independence Mission Schools network of Catholic elementary schools is used to moving fast. It sprang into action two years ago to save 14 parish schools in low-income neighborhoods when the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced plans to close them. And when the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District listed the shuttered Harrison Elementary School in North Philadelphia for a quick sale last fall, the network scrambled to raise $1.36 million to buy it to replace the nearby St. Malachy school. “This has never happened before,” said Al Cavalli, president of the Mission Schools network.

New Irish Guidelines Allow Abortion Up To Birth: Pro-life Group

July 6, 2014 World News Comments Off
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DUBLIN — New guidelines on abortion set to be issued by Ireland’s Department of Health seem to be silent on the reality of what Fine Gael’s abortion legislation meant for mothers and babies, says the pro-life Life Institute. The Irish Times reported Thursday that the guidelines laid out when an abortion could be carried out in response to a threat of suicide. As expected, the abortion law will allow a baby’s life to be ended if doctors certify that a woman is suicidal and that risk “can only be averted by the termination of her pregnancy.” As also expected, no term limits were contained in the guidelines, leaving open the possibility of abortion until birth, despite the Constitutional provision that doctors have due regard…Continue Reading

79% Of Peruvians Support Catholic Church’s Strong Stand Against Abortion

July 6, 2014 World News Comments Off

LIMA, Peru — A new survey in Peru has revealed that the majority of the nation’s citizens support the Catholic Church’s position on abortion (79 percent) and homosexual civil unions (60 percent). The study, conducted by the Peruvian Company of Studies on Market and Public Opinion, also revealed that 62 percent of Lima inhabitants approve Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani’s pastoral work. Cardinal Cipriani has criticized the recent governmental guidance that allows for the practice of so-called therapeutic abortion, calling it a “guidance to kill.” The Cardinal also said the guidance will directly lead to a vulgarization of the practice of abortion.

NY Times Allows Atheists’ Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected ‘Anti-Muslim’ Ad in 2012

July 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

AP By Matthew Balan, Media Research Center The Federalist’s David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times’s clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper “rejected an ad aimed at one religion” in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday’s edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the “all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority” on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case.

MAP: WHERE FEDS ARE TRYING TO RELOCATE ILLEGAL BORDER SURGERS

July 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

UPDATED: Wed, JUL 2nd2014 @ 3:04 pm EDT Since the border surge gained coverage from the mainstream media last month, the Obama Administration has tried to relocate tens of thousands of newly-arrived illegal aliens to communities across the country.

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on HHS mandate in 5-4 decision

June 30, 2014 Frontpage, World News Comments Off

Ben Johnson Mon Jun 30, 2014 – 10:01 am ESTUpdated on June 20 at 1:34 p.m. EST.WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the U.S. Supreme Court decided closely held corporations with religious objections cannot be compelled to furnish potentially abortion-inducing drugs to their employees by a 5-4 decision. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) allows for closely-held corporations like Hobby Lobby to maintain their religious outlook and still do business, the majority ruled in a 49-page opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The law holds that government may only impose a mandate that burdens religious business owners’ consciences if the government has a compelling interest in doing so and uses the least invasive means possible. “We must next ask…Continue Reading