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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.

Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

November 11, 2016 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

In a fundraising e-mail Wednesday morning,Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards shared the full range of her revulsion over the “unthinkable” election result, according to LifeSiteNews. “Let’s get all these words out of the way,” Richards began.”Devastated. Angry. Heartbroken. Outraged. Shocked. Sad. Disgusted. Ashamed. Discouraged. Exhausted. Shattered.” We’re guessing this means she didn’t vote for Donald Trump. “And now four more words,” she continued, “the most important ones: THESE. DOORS. STAY. OPEN.” “I know that you and I can’t possibly have enough words to describe

Cardinal Burke election prayer

November 8, 2016 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Burke election prayer

Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

In my school days, we were taught that the national government is limited. The powers of Congress are only those enumerated in the Constitution. The powers of the President and the Executive Branch are only those enumerated. All other powers are reserved to the States and the People. On May 13, 2016, the U. S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance to local school districts about transgender students. When I saw it, my junior high and high school civics kicked in. How, I wondered, did these two Executive Branch departments of the national government

Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

Did Barack Obama just encourage illegal aliens to vote on Election Day, promising no repercussions if they do? A videotaped interview with the president has some saying yes, sparking outrage among at least one major media figure and commenters on Twitter. In an interview with the Latin-oriented YouTube channel mitu, millennial actress Gina Rodriguez asked Obama: “Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens – and I call them citizens because the contribute to this country – are fearful of voting Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-to-vote/#sHbeg385MH5uAw09.99

Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge

November 4, 2016 World News Comments Off on Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge
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Having been away from the director’s chair since 2006, Mel Gibson steps behind the camera again with Hacksaw Ridge, in theaters November 4. The biopic tells the story of Desmond Doss, a Medal of Honor recipient and Seventh-day Adventist who rejected the use of weapons and instead served as an unarmed medic in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Hacksaw Ridge dramatizes his life leading up to his enlistment in the war effort, his refusal to break from his convictions against the use of violence, and his heroism as a medic during the battle of Okinawa. The film places Doss’ Christ-inspired moral convictions front and center in some of the most grueling depictions of war.

For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

October 30, 2016 World News Comments Off on For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

Munich, Germany, Oct 28, 2016 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to Holy Communion – has written that Amoris laetitia marks a “paradigm shift” that allows for a “changed pastoral practice.” “There is leeway in the concrete elaboration of the dogmatic principles’ practical pastoral consequences,” the president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote in his article for the November 2016 edition of Stimmen der Zeit, a monthly journal on Christian culture. Cardinal Kasper began by examining the range of interpretations