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Catholic Colleges Must Regain the Art of Temperate Drinking, Says Author

July 31, 2015 World News Comments Off on Catholic Colleges Must Regain the Art of Temperate Drinking, Says Author

July 30, 2015, at 2:40 PM  |  By Justin Petrisek  | Catholic colleges need to be mindful of the moral and spiritual state of their students, said Dr. Michael Foley, associate professor of patristics at Baylor University, in an interview with The Cardinal Newman Society. Foley, who recently authored Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour, noted that the statistics surrounding college drinking are becoming too drastic to ignore and that Catholic colleges must go beyond the public safety approaches of their secular counterparts. “Catholic institutions are rightly trying to address this problem,” he said. “I do not know what the solution to college drinking is, but I do know that there will be no…Continue Reading

Last Catholic priest at US base in Antarctica leaves post

July 31, 2015 World News Comments Off on Last Catholic priest at US base in Antarctica leaves post

A Catholic priest who served at the U.S.-operated McMurdo Station in Antarctica was told he will have to leave his post due to declining attendance and budget cuts. Father Dan Doyle, who lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, would spend summers on the remote continent and serve the population in the area of about 2,000, the BBC reported.

Jamestown Excavation Unearths Four Bodies and a Possible Catholic Reliquary

July 30, 2015 World News Comments Off on Jamestown Excavation Unearths Four Bodies and a Possible Catholic Reliquary

Could a mysterious box unearthed in historic Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America, point to a Catholic connection with the foundation of the United States of America? While Spanish and Portuguese exploration, settlement and conquest of the more Southern parts of the New World—and French activity in the North—certainly had overt Catholic connections, the English and Dutch who settled mid-America were predominantly Protestant. So why would the grave of one of the leaders of the Jamestown colony contain what appears to be a reliquary? The Smithsonian Institution and

Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off on Catholic officials, others react to Boy Scouts’ decision to allow openly gay leaders

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The top leaders of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting have made an uneasy peace with the Boy Scouts of America’s decision July 27 to allow openly gay troop leaders and employees to serve in their ranks at the national level. The Boy Scouts’ decision does not affect decisions about leaders made by local troops and councils and also permits religiously chartered Scout troops to choose leaders whose values are consistent with those of the sponsoring faith.

The Remnant REALLY? . . . Is This How We Support Fellow Catholics Battling A Cause We Should All Be Behind?

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off on The Remnant REALLY? . . . Is This How We Support Fellow Catholics Battling A Cause We Should All Be Behind?

Planned Parenthood Hires PR Firm to Run Damage Control After It’s Exposed Selling Aborted Babies

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood Hires PR Firm to Run Damage Control After It’s Exposed Selling Aborted Babies

The Planed Parenthood abortion business is so desperate to put out the public relations fires that have developed in the wake of it being caught numerous times selling the body parts of aborted babies that it has hired a top public relations firm to run damage control. After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal. As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola,…Continue Reading

More than Half of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off on More than Half of Young Catholic Families Are Latino Despite Recent Decline

More than half of young Catholic families (53 percent) identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic compared with 32 percent of all Catholics, according to a recent survey. Could the presence of Hispanic families in the Catholic Church indicate Latino congregational growth, or at least the slowing of a once-persistent decline?  A 2014 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, entitled “The Catholic Family: 21st-Century Challenges in the United States,” examined the demographics, faith practices and media usage of 1,014 young families. The study indicated that 80 percent of Catholic children are being raised by married Catholic parents, most of whom are Hispanic/Latino (53 percent). Less

New York Catholic churches closing after decades of service

July 28, 2015 World News Comments Off on New York Catholic churches closing after decades of service

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

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