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Cardinal Burke Stresses Catholic Media’s ‘Supreme Importance’

March 28, 2014 World News Comments Off

Rome, Italy, Mar 28, 2014 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects religious freedom and the nature of marriage. “The culture of death advances, in large part, because of a lack of attention and information among the general public. What is more, the thoroughly galvanized anti-life and anti-family agenda of the pervasive secular mass media confuses and corrupts minds and hearts, and dulls consciences to the law written by God upon every human heart,” Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, said March 24. Developing and supporting a “truly pro-life and pro-family media” is “of supreme importance” in an age characterized by…Continue Reading

Change In Annulment Process Could Lead To ‘Grave Damage’

March 27, 2014 World News Comments Off

  By Adelaide Mena     Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2014 / 04:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Ecclesiastical tribunals are an essential part of the Church’s saving mission — thus changes to their procedures, including the annulment process, should be considered with great care, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said. Understanding the Church’s tribunal system, Cardinal Burke said March 20, “requires an understanding of the service of canon law in general to the saving mission of the Church, and its role in the Petrine ministry.” Cardinal Burke is prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest tribunal court, which ensures the correct administration of justice in the Church, and was delivering a lecture at the Catholic University of America. Speaking to speculation…Continue Reading

Administration: We Can Force You to Cooperate in Killing Your Grandchild

March 26, 2014 World News Comments Off

March 26, 2014 – 4:53 AM By Terence P. Jeffrey Question: Does the Obama administration claim the right to force Americans to cooperate in killing their own grandchildren? Answer: Yes. On the face of it, this seems like an outrageous claim. But it is true. The outrage is what the government is demanding Americans do

Bishop Issues New Letter To Catholics Concerning Contraception

March 25, 2014 World News Comments Off

Twenty-three years ago, Lincoln Catholic Diocese Bishop Glennon Flavin issued a letter to parishioners and physicians, decrying birth control as evil and immoral. He warned Catholic couples using contraception and the Catholic physicians prescribing it they were “committing grave sin.” On Tuesday, Bishop James Conley issued his own letter to parishioners reaffirming the Catholic church’s stance prohibiting the use of all contraceptives, but explaining the stance in much gentler tones.

Bishop Zubik: No Common Core In Catholic Schools Here

March 25, 2014 World News Comments Off

Written by Peter Smith on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 6:00 am. Bishop David Zubik said that Common Core — the national educational standards that many public and Catholic schools have adopted — won’t be coming to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.   In a March 18 letter, Bishop Zubik weighed in on a debate that has been roiling in educational circles recently.   Common Core was put together by representatives of various state, educational and other private organizations, trying to develop standard baselines for what students should be learning nationwide. In addition to critics who say it shoehorns a one-size-fits-all approach to public schools, some in Catholic circles have opposed using standards other than those that start with…Continue Reading

Prominent U.S. Catholic Cardinal Blasts Obama as a ‘Totally Secularized Man’ Who Is ‘Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’

March 24, 2014 World News Comments Off

Mar. 24, 2014 3:30pm Billy Hallowell U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, overseer of the Vatican’s highest court, recently accused President Barack Obama of impeding Christians’ religious liberties, charging that he “promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.” Burke, who serves as the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, said during an interview with Polonia Christiana Magazine that Obama’s policies have been increasingly unfriendly toward Christians. “It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization,” Burke said. “He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life and anti-family policies.”

Four Priests: If I Were The Pope, I’d Tell Obama…

March 24, 2014 World News Comments Off

March 23, 2014 By Matt C. Abbott First, the following is an edited statement from Wyoming Catholic College: The Wyoming Catholic College community is devastated by the tragic deaths of two beautiful young girls, Olivia, 6, and Emma, 3, the daughters of Dr. Sean Lewis, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered in a tragic automobile accident on March 18. ‘We are deeply, deeply saddened by this tragedy,’ said Dr. Kevin Roberts, president of WCC. ‘Our hearts are breaking for Sean, for Becca, for Olivia and Emma’s sister, Vivian, and for the many, many friends and family who have been touched by these young lives.’ Please keep the members of the Lewis family in your prayers during this…Continue Reading

Aborted Babies Incinerated To Heat UK Hospitals

March 24, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent 7:00AM GMT 24 Mar 2014 2086 Comments The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found. Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat. Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’ At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered. The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy…Continue Reading

The Truth About Obama’s ‘Catholic Roots’

March 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

By    Stanley Kurtz March 23, 2014 1:48 PM In advance of his Thursday meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, the New York Times is portraying President Obama’s community organizing as a kind of Catholicism in practice.  In a front page, above-the-fold piece titled “The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism,” Jason Horowitz highlights the close alliance between Obama, his organizing mentors Greg Galluzzo and Gerald Kellman, and the Catholic Church. Obama’s frequent invocation of Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin is referenced, along with Obama’s ties to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Horowitz notes that the alliance reached the point where young Obama was effectively proselytizing for the Catholic Church. A fuller and more accurate account of Obama’s organizing paints a very different picture,…Continue Reading

Federal Judge Imposes First Same-sex ‘Marriage’ In One Of Mexico’s Most Conservative States

March 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado Fri Mar 21, 2014 17:30 EST MEXICO CITY, March 21, 2014  ( – Last Tuesday, two women became the first homosexual couple to get “married” in the city of León, in Guanajuanto, one of Mexico’s most conservative states and in which same-sex “marriage” is illegal. The “marriage” followed a lawsuit filed by the two lesbians when they were denied a marriage license in September last year.  After suing the state in federal court they were granted an injunction forcing the state to “marry” them. The lawsuit was based on the Mexican Constitution’s first article, which prohibits discrimination for “sexual orientation.” However, in addition to being illegal in Guanajuato, article 156 of the Federal Civil Code lists “incurable…Continue Reading