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Vatican cardinal sees no change in family teachings at synod

May 10, 2015 World News Comments Off

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A senior Vatican cardinal predicted Saturday that there will be no change in the Catholic Church‘s practice and teaching about marriage, divorce and the reception of Communion at an upcoming meeting of bishops on family issues. Cardinal George Pell told a gathering of conservative, anti-abortion Catholic activists in town for an annual “March for Life” that he believed the October synod “will massively endorse the tradition” of the church. “I don’t anticipate any deviation from that at all,” Pell told the few hundred people gathered in a Vatican audience hall.

Synod Leader: Don’t Expect Changes in Catholic Church Policy

May 10, 2015 World News Comments Off

Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo, who is playing a key role in the Catholic Church’s upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family, said there will be no changes in church policy coming as a result of the summit. There has been talk of revisions on policy such as communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, and even on broad matters such as contraception, Erdo told the Catholic publication Crux, but that has come from “a pressure with no foundation to change Church teaching.” Read Latest Breaking News from Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!

Germany’s bishops vote to allow Church employees to publicly defy Catholic teaching

May 6, 2015 World News Comments Off

WURZBURG, Germany, May 6, 2015 ( — On April 27 in Würzburg, the German bishops approved with more than a two-thirds majority a reform of the Catholic Church’s Labor Law in Germany, allowing some Church employees to publicly defy Church teaching, such as by living in a homosexual union. As the official website of the German Bishops’ Conference states: “The Catholic Bishops in Germany want, in the majority, a more liberal Labor Law of the Church.” As it says in the official press release:

Archbishop Cupich Getting Comfortable With Pro-Aborts On Immigration Reform

May 5, 2015 World News Comments Off

True to his claim that immigration reform is “God’s agenda,” Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has been cozying up to pro-abortion Democrats to get his social justice initiatives underway.  On Sunday, the Archbishop joined Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Il), a dissident Roman Catholic with a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL on abortion issues, at the Temple Jeremiah synagogue in Northfield, Illinois, to discuss how people can support the cause of immigration reform. Democrats hope reform will translate into largely Catholic Hispanics voting for pro-abortion/pro-gay marriage Democrats in order to gain citizenship.  Speaking before an audience of 300 people, Cupich urged everyone to speak with friends and neighbors about the issue, and to stand up to bullies wherever they…Continue Reading

Pope’s doctrine chief under attack as he takes strong stand for marriage and family

May 1, 2015 World News Comments Off

ROME, May 1, 2015 ( – Pope Francis’ top advisor on Catholic doctrine is coming under attack as he continues to defend the Church’s teaching on marriage, family, and sexuality amid a campaign by a “progressive” faction of prelates. On March 29, the French Catholic daily newspaper, La Croix, published an interview with Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. In this important interview, Cardinal Müller explained once more the CDF’s position on the question of a possible loosening of the Church’s moral teaching concerning the admittance of “remarried” divorcees to the Sacraments, especially Holy Communion. Müller declared:

Obama Admin. Denies Visa to Nun Pleading For Persecuted Iraqi Christians – Will Media Cover?

May 1, 2015 World News Comments Off

The Hudson Institute’s Nina Shea spotlighted the plight of a Catholic sister, who was denied entry to the U.S. by the Obama administration, in a Thursday item for National Review. She noted how “every member of an Iraqi delegation of minority groups, including representatives of the Yazidi and Turkmen Shia religious communities, has been granted visas to come for official meetings in Washington,” except for Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Catherine of Siena. – See more at:

States could force Catholic priests to perform same-sex ‘marriages’ or lose legal status: Justice Scalia

April 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2015, ( – If the Supreme Court rules that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, one justice has said that the government could force clergy of all denominations to perform gay “weddings” or lose the ability to officiate any state-sanctioned marriage. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that will decide whether the Constitution forbids states from upholding marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Among the exchanges, Justice Antonin Scalia repeatedly noted that if the High Court finds same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right, then priests, ministers, rabbis, and imams will be required to perform such ceremonies – regardless of their religious beliefs –…Continue Reading

The Attack on San Francisco’s Archbishop Cordileone–Who’s Behind It and Why?

April 30, 2015 World News Comments Off

In spite of a recent newspaper poll that showed 89% of the public supports San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, a small but vocal group of people are keeping up a campaign to get Pope Francis to replace him as archbishop of San Francisco. The controversy surrounds the archbishop’s plan to strengthen the Catholic identity of high schools that are run by the archdiocese and his support of a priest who decided not to allow girls to be altar servers anymore. Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press, based in San Francisco, discussed the controversy with Aleteia.

Christian Leaders Threaten Civil Disobedience

April 29, 2015 World News Comments Off

“We will not obey.” That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage. “We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.” “While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross,” the pledge states. The signees are a who’s who of religious leaders including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former…Continue Reading

Feminist Steinem Touts Abortion, Ridicules Church at St. Norbert College

April 29, 2015 World News Comments Off

Abortion advocacy, support for euthanasia and applause for excommunicated and “ordained” women priests—such were the highlights of last week’s “dialogue” with radical feminists Gloria Steinem and Bell Hooks on the Catholic campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. The event was held in the College’s campus theater on April 21, despite initial exposure by the Cardinal Newman Society last October, public protest by Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay in January, and assurances from the College that Steinem was invited only to headline a “discussion of the history of the women’s movement, especially as it may be understood in the context of domestic violence.”