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Bishop Schneider Offers Hope Amidst Crisis Permitted by “Divine Providence”

January 14, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishop Schneider Offers Hope Amidst Crisis Permitted by “Divine Providence”

As the ecclesiastical crisis continues to deepen in 2017, I have found myself facing a certain exhaustion; a feeling that, while knowing the gates of hell will not prevail against the Church, that Christ will have the final victory, there is no respite from the near-constant series of assaults from the enemies of God’s truth. I know that many of you feel the same way. While we here at OnePeterFive believe we have an obligation to continue to cover the news of what is happening within our beloved Church, however unpleasant, there is also need for reassurance, a rediscovery of the most

Malta’s bishops tell the remarried: take Communion if you feel at peace with God

January 13, 2017 World News Comments Off on Malta’s bishops tell the remarried: take Communion if you feel at peace with God

The bishops say that avoiding sex may be ‘humanly impossible’ Malta’s bishops have said that remarried people should receive Communion if they think they are at peace with God. In a new document, Criteria for the Application of Chapter VIII of Amoris Laetitia, the bishops say that if “a separated or divorced person who is living in a new relationship manages, with an informed and enlightened conscience, to acknowledge and believe that he or she are [sic] at peace with God, he or she cannot be precluded from participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation

Vatican invites pro-abortion ‘Population Bomb’ author to speak at Biological Extinction conference

January 13, 2017 World News Comments Off on Vatican invites pro-abortion ‘Population Bomb’ author to speak at Biological Extinction conference

VATICAN CITY, January 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican has invited the undisputed father of the modern population control movement to present a paper at an upcoming Vatican-run conference. Dr. Paul Ehrlich, author of the 1968 bestseller The Population Bomb, is scheduled to speak in Vatican City during the February 27-March 1 conference that will discuss “how to save the natural world.” The Stanford biologist has championed in his career sex-selective abortion as well as mass forced sterilization as legitimate methods to curb population growth. Titled Biological Extinction, the conference will address what Vatican organizers call an unsustainable “imbalance” betwe

Speaker Paul Ryan: We Will Defund Planned Parenthood Period, And Here’s Why

January 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Speaker Paul Ryan: We Will Defund Planned Parenthood Period, And Here’s Why

Last night, in an interview on CNN, pro-life Speaker Paul Ryan explained why the Republican Congress will defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Ryan said Congress has a long-standing pro-life principle that it will not force taxpayers to be involved in the abortion industry. He also said that defunding Planned Parenthood will have absolutely no negative effect on women’s health because the funding will be rerouted to legitimate Health Care Centers that actually provide healthcare for women as opposed to abortions. Ryan said federal community health centers are “all throughout Wisconsin, they’re in virtually every community,” adding: “By putting these dollars in the federal community health centers, which provide the same kinds of services. For every Planned Parenthood, there are federal

REVEALED: The most pro-life and most pro-abortion U.S. states. Where does your state rank?

January 11, 2017 World News Comments Off on REVEALED: The most pro-life and most pro-abortion U.S. states. Where does your state rank?

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Oklahoma stands at the top and Washington ranks at the bottom of the Americans United for Life’s annual “Life List” released Tuesday that ranks the most pro-life and pro-abortion states in the U.S. The rest of the top five behind Oklahoma, which was at the top for the second year in a row, in order, are Kansas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona. Washington remained the least protective state for the unborn for the eighth consecutive year. They are followed by California, Vermont, New Jersey, and Oregon.

Bishop Schneider says Catholics must be subject to the Pope

January 8, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishop Schneider says Catholics must be subject to the Pope

In a recent interview, Bishop Schneider explained the importance of not losing a characteristic of the Catholic Church, which is being subject to the Pope. Bishop Schneider, who recently defended the Four Cardinals who submitted the dubia, made his comments in response to a question about the SSPX’s discussions with the Holy See. “If you remain canonically autonomous for too long, you run the risk of losing a characteristic of the Catholic Church, that is, to be subject to the pope. We cannot make our subjection to the Vicar of Christ dependent upon the person of the pope; this would not be faith. You cannot say that “I don’t believe in this pope, I don’t submit, I am going to wait

Planned Parenthood Met by Paul Ryan’s Locked Door

January 8, 2017 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood Met by Paul Ryan’s Locked Door

About 70 volunteers from Planned Parenthood were greeted by the locked congressional office of House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday when they went to deliver petitions bearing 90,000 signatures from people who say they do not want the organization defunded. It’s unclear why the Wisconsin Republican’s congressional office was closed, but the House was in recess from about noon to 1 p.m., the period during which volunteers arrived. After that recess, lawmakers met to certify the Electoral College ballot count granting Donald Trump victory in the November presidential election.

Transgender Man Sues Catholic Hospital Over ‘Refusal To Perform Surgery’

January 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Transgender Man Sues Catholic Hospital Over ‘Refusal To Perform Surgery’

Jionni Conforti, 33, made the federal lawsuit on Thursday in response to being denied a hysterectomy he said was medically necessary for his transition, Associated Press reports. The surgery at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson was scheduled to take place in 2015 but Conforti said the hospital told him the procedure to remove his uterus was not possible because St. Joseph’s is a “Catholic hospital”.

Order of Malta leader professes loyalty to Pope Francis amid Vatican investigation

January 3, 2017 World News Comments Off on Order of Malta leader professes loyalty to Pope Francis amid Vatican investigation

The leader of the Order of Malta has promised Pope Francis his loyalty, as the Order faces an investigation by the Vatican over a recent controversy. In a letter to mark the World Day of Peace, Fra’ Matthew Festing, the organisation’s Grand Master, told Pope Francis: “the Order … even in a difficult and complex time, seeks to render its service in closely adhering to the teaching of the Church and the directions which come from the

An ominous announcement for Chinese Catholics

January 1, 2017 World News Comments Off on An ominous announcement for Chinese Catholics

The Catholic Herald this week carried an interesting story about the state-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Church — a very controversial and confusing entity whose precise status has long been officially ambiguous. The story itself contains the hints as to why this is the case, and why ongoing negotiations over this church’s status will be quite important: