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Twitter erupts with dubious reaction to Cardinal Cupich’s post on marriage document’s ‘absolute clarity’

February 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on Twitter erupts with dubious reaction to Cardinal Cupich’s post on marriage document’s ‘absolute clarity’

February 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Chicago Cardinal Blasé Cupich tweeted Tuesday that Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia document was in full fidelity with the Catholic Church and absolutely clear in the expression of its teaching on marriage, but users of the social media platform weren’t buying it. The cardinal has received countless responses, calling him out on the disagreement among the world’s bishops on the document and

More essential than ever for Catholic hospitals to maintain distinct identity: Cardinal Burke

February 17, 2017 World News Comments Off on More essential than ever for Catholic hospitals to maintain distinct identity: Cardinal Burke

Catholic health-care institutions are needed today more than ever, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a conference on Catholic hospitals in Ohio last week. “Our country suffers the scourge of an attack on the dignity of human life,” the cardinal said. He pointed to the increased acceptance of abortion, euthanasia, and “the pervasive view of the human body as a tool to be used for achieving maximum personal convenience and pleasure.” To counteract these influences, he said, it is essential for Catholic institutions

Council of Cardinals pledges allegiance to Pope Francis

February 14, 2017 World News Comments Off on Council of Cardinals pledges allegiance to Pope Francis

ROME, February 13, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – In an odd note without explanation placed on the Vatican’s daily press briefing today, the Council of Cardinals, a group of 10 Cardinals which Pope Francis has delegated to work with him on reform, has pledged allegiance to the Pope. “In relation to recent events, the Council of Cardinals pledges its full support for the Pope’s work, assuring him at the same time of its adhesion and loyalty to the figure of the Pope and to his Magisterium,” said the

Conference Looks Beyond ‘Crisis’ of Catholic Colleges, Debunks ‘Land O’ Lakes Statement’

February 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Conference Looks Beyond ‘Crisis’ of Catholic Colleges, Debunks ‘Land O’ Lakes Statement’

The day after an historic and widely-covered March for Life, presidents from four Newman Guide colleges and Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick Reilly presented on the future of Catholic higher education at the “CRISIS: Catholic Higher Education and the Next Generation” conference co-sponsored by the Newman Society and the Institute for Catholic Culture. The college presidents—John Garvey of The Catholic University of America, Father Sean Sheridan, TOR, of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. William Thierfelder of Belmont Abbey College and Dr. George Harne of Northeast Catholic College—spoke about the contributions their respective institutions have made and are currently making to Catholic higher education

Top Restaurants Will Sell Cookies to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

February 11, 2017 World News Comments Off on Top Restaurants Will Sell Cookies to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

A handful of Chicago restaurants are baking cookies and selling them through Feb. 24, with the proceeds benefitting the abortion group Planned Parenthood, the Chicago Eater reported.

Roman Catholic Church of Philippines Criticizes Duterte’s Bloody Drug War

February 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Roman Catholic Church of Philippines Criticizes Duterte’s Bloody Drug War

The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody war on drugs in a sermon read out during Sunday’s services, marking its strongest opposition yet to a flagship policy that has led to the deaths of more than 7,000 people in the last seven months. In a pastoral letter by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, church leaders called Mr. Duterte’s antinarcotics campaign a “reign of terror in many places of the poor.” They said that while illegal drug trafficking needs to be stopped, “the solution

Catholic conservatives level criticism against pope

February 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic conservatives level criticism against pope

VATICAN CITY —Conservative criticism of Pope Francis intensified Saturday after his intervention in the Knights of Malta order, with posters appearing around Rome citing his actions against conservative Catholics and asking: “Where’s your mercy?” The posters appeared on the same day that Francis cemented his authority over the Knights by naming a top Vatican archbishop, Angelo Becciu

U.S. archbishop visits Vietnam to show solidarity, offer support

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on U.S. archbishop visits Vietnam to show solidarity, offer support

CHICAGO (CNS) — U.S. bishops sent their immediate past president to Vietnam to see how they could help with the first college-level Catholic school approved in the Asian country in about 40 years. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, also wanted Vietnamese Catholics to know “they are not forgotten.” “The church in Vietnam has suffered … hardships and … religious repression, and slowly over these 40 years there are some headways that have been made,” the

Nancy Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on Nancy Pelosi Tells Adopted Woman: Your Mom Should Have Had the “Choice” to Abort You
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has made some pretty outrageous statements about abortion in the past. During a recent CNN Town Hall event, Pelosi stuck her foot in her mouth again when she told a young woman who was adopted that her mother should have had the “choice” to abort her. “I am part of the pro-life generation,” college student Brianna Kristyn Roberts told Pelosi. “I believe that abortion is not the answer for unplanned pregnancy. “My birth mother was faced with a decision that many women today

President Donald J. Trump Recognizes National Catholic Schools Week

February 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on President Donald J. Trump Recognizes National Catholic Schools Week

In recognition of National Catholic Schools Week, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all of the dedicated Catholic school administrators, teachers, priests, and support organizations who work tirelessly to build and sustain quality Catholic schools across the Nation. The theme of this year’s National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”  I appreciate