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Massachusetts Catholic school harassed for denying job to man in same-sex marriage

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY MATTHEW ARCHBOLD Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:46 EST February 4, 2014 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) – A Massachusetts man is asking the Commonwealth to punish a Catholic school for preserving its Catholic mission, by allegedly rescinding a job offer because the applicant identified his same-sex husband as his emergency contact, according to the Boston Globe. Matthew Barrett, who is being represented by the Boston offices of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, filed his complaint with the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination.  The Globe reports that he was offered the job in July as food services director at Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic all-girls prep school, before it was rescinded two days later by the head of school. “She said the Catholic religion doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage,…Continue Reading

Conservative groups push back after Obama claims no corruption in IRS targeting

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY DUSTIN SIGGINS Mon Feb 03, 2014 17:02 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Four conservative organizations – two targeted by the IRS, two representing targeted groups – have shot back after President Obama claimed Sunday night in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that “not even a smidgen of corruption” was involved in the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations. According to David French, senior counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, whose organization represents 41 groups in 22 states, “it’s a curious thing for [the President] to say, [especially since] one of the main people involved with the investigations has already taken the Fifth in order to not incriminate herself.” In 2010, the IRS…Continue Reading

Could Catholic Education Save America?

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

Catholic Flash Mobs Fill Pews, Lift Prayers At NY Churches

February 3, 2014 Uncategorized, World News Comments Off

BUFFALO, N.Y. –  You’ve heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob. Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. It works this way: On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture,

Nancy Pelosi to Receive Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood

February 1, 2014 World News Comments Off
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BY BEN JOHNSON Fri Jan 31, 2014 18:18 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The highest-ranking Catholic Democrat in the House of Representatives will receive an award from the nation’s largest abortion provider. On Friday morning, Planned Parenthood announced it would be awarding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi its Margaret Sanger Award, the group’s “highest honor.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said it gave her “great pleasure” to bestow “our highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement” to the former House Speaker. “No one is more deserving of this honor than Leader Pelosi, who has fought tirelessly throughout her career to protect and expand women’s access to…Continue Reading

‘Radicalized’ Girls Scouts of America Triggers National Cookie Boycott

February 1, 2014 World News Comments Off

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – By Paul E. Rondeau The leadership of Girl Scouts of America, once a trusted purveyor of American values, has been moving to the left for over a decade. However, GSUSA’s local and national growing partnership with abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood has raised the ire of local and national pro-life leaders to the point that they are now calling for a boycott of the iconic Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale. “I am offended that the Girl Scouts honor pro-abortion activists like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius and hold them up as leaders to be emulated by our young women and girls,” said John Pisciotta, director of Pro-Life Waco, who is spearheading the effort.   Wendy…Continue Reading

Obama Promotes Homosexuality And Universal Preschool In State Of The Union – Again

January 30, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY BEN JOHNSON Wed Jan 29, 2014 17:37 EST Tags: barack obama, state of the union address WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The annual State of the Union Address is a time for the president to unveil his political agenda for the coming year and ask Congress to pass it. But President Obama largely showed the nation how he would work around the institution through executive orders and regulations – boasting of his dedication to homosexuality and federally funded preschool, as he did last year. At no point did he directly address abortion, something he avoided last year as well. He took the opportunity of the nation’s most-watched political speech to say that ObamaCare is “fixing” the nation’s…Continue Reading

Catholic Universities: Identity, Faith, and Power

January 29, 2014 World News Comments Off

January 28, 2014 We are fighting to preserve and recover the Catholic faith in our schools precisely because it has been replaced by “Catholic identity.” Dr. Eric Cunningham  In the 1960s and ’70s, the name Marshall McLuhan became a household word for the bourgeoisie of the western world, and something of a mantra for its intelligentsia. McLuhan’s ground-breaking and often prophetic insights into the transformative effects of mass media and technology upon human consciousness gave him a rare status among professional academics—not only was he a professor of English in the every-day world, but a rock star in the realm of pop culture. While my own research in literature and postmodern culture has brought me into contact with McLuhan’s work…Continue Reading

Breaking: House passes ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

January 28, 2014 World News Comments Off

  BY DUSTIN SIGGINS Tue Jan 28, 2014 17:52 EST     WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – By an overwhelming margin of 227-188, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 7, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”   Passed through the House Judiciary Committee on January 15, the Act would permanently enact several pro-life policies. The most prominent of these is the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion except in cases of life of the mother, rape, and incest. Currently, the Hyde Amendment is approved annually.   H.R. 7 also prevents federal funding of health plans that include coverage for elective abortions, and eliminates federal funds for use by the District of Columbia for…Continue Reading

Why Don’t We Hear More Sermons on Marriage and Contraception?

January 26, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Carson Holloway As Stephen White noted, Cardinal O’Malley of Boston is quite right to suggest that liberal institutions like the New York Times give far more evidence of being obsessed with same-sex marriage and contraception than does the Catholic Church.  Still, in his remarks on the question of “obsession” the Cardinal raised some questions that might be appropriate to pursue further.  He said the following as a way of showing that the charge of “obsession” is off the mark:   The normal Catholic in the parish might hear a sermon on abortion once a year. They’ll never hear a sermon on homosexuality or gay marriage. They’ll never hear a sermon about contraception. But if you look at the New…Continue Reading