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Cardinal Marx Becomes Eighth Prelate to Reject Dubia; Two New Bishops Support It

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Marx Becomes Eighth Prelate to Reject Dubia; Two New Bishops Support It

Dr. Sandro Magister, the well-respected Vatican expert, has just today published an excellent overview of the current discussion concerning Amoris Laetitia and the subsequent dubia published by the Four Cardinals. He points out that, among the eighteen bishops and cardinals who have made public statements concerning this matter, only seven have defended Pope Francis’ position. Magister says: “There are eighteen cardinals and bishops so far who have spoken on the issue. And of these not more than seven have taken the pope’s side in lashing out against the four authors of the dubia.”

The Senate Report on Planned Parenthood No One Is Talking About

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on The Senate Report on Planned Parenthood No One Is Talking About

After they were eventually shamed into covering the Kermit Gosnell trial – many in the media admitted they should have covered it earlier and more vigorously. Some of the more honest journalists and outlets also admitted they had not reported on it because of their biases and reluctance to write about a story that shines a negative spotlight on abortion. But that was then and this is now, they said. We will do better

Pennsylvania Catholic colleges back young immigrants

December 21, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pennsylvania Catholic colleges back young immigrants

Several area Catholic college and university presidents are voicing support for foreign-born students who were brought to this country as children without legal immigration status and who have avoided deportation under an Obama-era policy. President-elect Donald Trump said before his election he would repeal this policy, although he has since indicated he would soften that stance. Presidents of La Roche, Mt. Aloysius and St. Vincent colleges and of Carlow, Duquesne, Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit universities have either signed joint statements in solidarity with such students or have voiced agreement with them. “It speaks to who we are,” said Sister Candace Introcaso

Did Cardinal Schönborn’s News Agency Selectively Edit Cardinal Müller’s Remarks on Amoris Laetitia?

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Did Cardinal Schönborn’s News Agency Selectively Edit Cardinal Müller’s Remarks on Amoris Laetitia?

Many Catholic observers were somewhat disappointed when Cardinal Gerhard Müller gave an interview published by the Austrian website kathpress at the beginning of December concerning the papal document Amoris Laetitia and the dubia of the Four Cardinals. For, to all initial appearances, he had essentially declined to comment upon the whole controversial matter. However, further research has now shown that Cardinal Müller actually made some decisively important and pertinent statements, after all, in that same interview, and more openly than had thus far come to light. This fact and this disparity of presentation might be, in part, due to

Rewriting the History of Two Synods?

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Rewriting the History of Two Synods?

The now famous dubia sent to Pope Francis by Cardinal Burke and three of his fellow cardinals is a sincere effort to clear up what has become a crisis in the Church concerning marriage, adultery and the requirements for the worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist. They have every right to ask Pope Francis to make clear that the teaching of the Church has not, and cannot, change. This is the heart of the matter. The Lord’s words are clear and unchangeable. “Every one who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery.” (Lk 16:18) The Church’s pastoral concern for people in marital difficulties is rooted and grounded in the truth of these words

Why pro-lifers are calling this rule a gift to Planned Parenthood

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Why pro-lifers are calling this rule a gift to Planned Parenthood

Washington D.C., Dec 16, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- States cannot keep federal grants away from Planned Parenthood clinics, the Obama administration ruled on Wednesday in a move that critics say is a “parting gift to Big Abortion.” “The Obama administration, even in its waning hours, has chosen to put Planned Parenthood’s Big Abortion agenda ahe

Knight of Malta launches petition urging Cardinal Dolan to let Fulton Sheen’s canonization move forward

December 17, 2016 World News Comments Off on Knight of Malta launches petition urging Cardinal Dolan to let Fulton Sheen’s canonization move forward

December 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A Knight of Malta has started a petition asking New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan to return Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s body to his home diocese of Peoria, Illinois so that his cause for canonization may continue to move forward. Last month, the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of Sheen’s family, who requested that his remains go to Peoria, but his body still hasn’t been moved due to an injunction the Archdiocese received as it appeals the decision. (VIEW THE PETITION HERE) Raymond De Souza, a Catholic apologist, Knight of Malta, and pro-life activist, started the petition on LifeSiteNews’s LifePetitio

WH Chief of Staff: Obama Is the Most Catholic President in History

December 16, 2016 World News Comments Off on WH Chief of Staff: Obama Is the Most Catholic President in History

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told David Axelrod on his podcast “The Axe Files” on Wednesday that President Obama is the most Catholic president in U.S. history during a conversation on faith and politics. Axelrod, who formerly served as Obama’s senior adviser in the White House, told McDonough that the president often talked about being raised in a spiritual tradition versus a religious tradition and that he later adopted his faith when he was older living in Chicago. “Look, I say to him, Axe, and I think I’ve said this to him in your presence and I’ve said this publicly before, I think this is our most Catholic of presidents,” McDonough said. “And I mean that by capital ‘C’ Catholic in what I…Continue Reading

Senate Committee: Planned Parenthood Should Face Criminal Charges for Selling Aborted Baby Parts

December 13, 2016 World News Comments Off on Senate Committee: Planned Parenthood Should Face Criminal Charges for Selling Aborted Baby Parts

Following an investigation into the practice of selling the body parts of aborted babies and potentially breaking federal laws governing the practice, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is recommending that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics caught selling the body parts to face criminal charges. Chairman Grassley is referring several Planned Parenthood affiliates and companies involved in sales of aborted baby parts , as well as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, to the FBI and the Department of Justice for investigation and possible prosecution.

Gov. Kasich vetoes bill banning abortions after baby’s heartbeat begins

December 13, 2016 World News Comments Off on Gov. Kasich vetoes bill banning abortions after baby’s heartbeat begins

COLUMBUS, Ohio, December 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed a bill this afternoon that would have protected children in the womb as soon as their heartbeat can be detected. The “Heartbeat Bill” was added to legislation dealing with child-abuse reporting, and Kasich simply line-itemed the prolife measure out of it. Kasich did sign the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection