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Head of Greek Bishops Accuses Four Cardinals of Heresy, Apostasy, & Schism

November 22, 2016 World News Comments Off on Head of Greek Bishops Accuses Four Cardinals of Heresy, Apostasy, & Schism

The number of attacks on the four cardinals for their presentation of dubia on Amoris Laetitia are mounting rapidly. Two out of three of the new American Cardinals — Joseph Tobin of Newark and Cardinal Cupich of Chicago — spoke out just yesterday against the four cardinals. Tobin, described the dubia as “troublesome” and went on to say, The Holy Father is capturing the work of two synods, so if four cardinals say that two synods were wrong, or that somehow the Holy Father didn’t reflect what was said in those synods, I think that should be questioned. … just to simply reduce it to a ‘dubium,’ I think it is at best naive. Cardinal Cupich took a more direct line of attack:

“Misericordia et Misera” extends SSPX confessions’ provision

November 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on “Misericordia et Misera” extends SSPX confessions’ provision

Pope Francis extends the provision for confessions at SSPX in today’s Apostolic Letter Misericordia et Misera: “For the Jubilee Year I had also granted that those faithful who, for various reasons, attend churches officiated by the priests of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, can validly and licitly receive the sacramental absolution of their sins. For the pastoral benefit of these faithful, and trustin

Court battle looms over priests’ right to pick pupils for Catholic schools

November 20, 2016 World News Comments Off on Court battle looms over priests’ right to pick pupils for Catholic schools

The Catholic church is taking the government’s schools admissions watchdog to the high court to protect the rights of priests to determine whether pupils are eligible for a place on the basis of their faith. The schools adjudicator ruled earlier this month that a new policy across all Catholic schools under which priests certified on a pupil-by-pupil basis whether they were from a “practising [Catholic] family” was unfair. The ruling followed a complaint from a parent hoping to

Trump appoints strongly pro-life, pro-marriage Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

November 18, 2016 World News Comments Off on Trump appoints strongly pro-life, pro-marriage Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

November 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – President-elect Donald Trump has selected strongly pro-life and pro-marriage Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General. Two people close to the campaign reported Friday morning that Trump had offered the position to Sessions. Trump’s transition team confirmed it in a press release. “It is an honor to nominate U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General of the United States,” said President-elect Trump. “Jeff h

Judge: Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains can be moved to Peoria

November 18, 2016 World News Comments Off on Judge: Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains can be moved to Peoria

A New York judge has ruled that Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains can be moved to Peoria immediately. The Thursday ruling, by Justice Arlene Bluth, directs the Archdiocese of New York to cooperate in relocating the remains. Patricia Gibson, attorney for the Peoria Diocese, says she will begin that process Friday, part of an an ongoing campaign pushing for sainthood for Sheen. “In our mind, it’s a classic David-versus-Goliath victory,” Gibson said. “… We hope (the relocation of remains) can happen before Christmas.” Sheen’s remains would be interred in a marble crypt to be built near the

Catholic Coalition of Advisors finds Trump listens well to Catholic concerns

November 18, 2016 World News Comments Off on Catholic Coalition of Advisors finds Trump listens well to Catholic concerns
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According to the Catholic Coalition of Advisors and others, Donald Trump has been a “very good listener” when it comes to Catholic concerns. Deacon Keith Fournier, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Online, is a member of this advisory board. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) – Catholics overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in his bid for election, sending him to the White House to defend religious freedom, marriage, and to end the scourge of abortion. Trump is expected to work on these and other issues though direct work as president and by appointing Supreme Court justices that are committed to the defense of life and faith. President-elect Trump selected the 34-member Catholic advisory board in September, and by all accounts he has been a…Continue Reading

U.S. Catholic bishops elect Cardinal DiNardo, who has Pittsburgh connections, to top post

November 16, 2016 World News Comments Off on U.S. Catholic bishops elect Cardinal DiNardo, who has Pittsburgh connections, to top post

A Roman Catholic cardinal with deep ties to the Pittsburgh area has been elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, 67, who has headed the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas since 2004, will be responsible for guiding the bishops’ relationship with the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump and representing them at the Vatican. DiNardo is a native of Steubenville, Ohio, and attended elementary school at St. Anne Catholic School in Castle Shannon after his family moved to the Pittsburgh area when he was young. He was ordained a priest in Pittsburgh in 1977

Clinton lost White House because of Catholic vote in Midwest

November 14, 2016 World News Comments Off on Clinton lost White House because of Catholic vote in Midwest

The Clinton campaign’s hemorrhage of Catholic votes in the Midwest won Donald Trump the presidency, a leading Catholic analyst has declared. George Marlin, a former candidate for New York City Mayor and historian of Catholic America, made the claim in The Catholic Thing publication after combing through data showing a dramatic drop in support for the Democratic candidate in Catholic parts of Rust Belt states that voted for President-elect Trump. Exit polls show that, while in 2012 President Obama won 55 and 52% of the “generic” Catholic vote nationwide, this year American Catholics voted 52% for Donald Trump – making 2016 only the second time in a quarter of a cen

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.