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Gard family announces that Charlie has died

July 29, 2017 World News Comments Off on Gard family announces that Charlie has died

London, England, Jul 28, 2017 / 11:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A spokesperson for the parents of terminally ill British infant Charlie Gard has reported that their “beautiful little boy” has died. He had been taken into hospice care on July 27, a day before the announcement of his death. In a statement, his mother said: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you Charlie.” Gard, 11 months old, and his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, had been at the center of a months-long legal debate regarding parental rights and human life. They had been denied the chance to take him to the U.S. for experimental treatment a

John McCain Burns Mitch McConnell Sides with Democrats

July 28, 2017 World News Comments Off on John McCain Burns Mitch McConnell Sides with Democrats

In a move that’s no surprise to anyone, John McCain voted against the embarrassingly named “Skinny Repeal”, voted against his party (or is it his party?) and voted to keep Obamacare going as is. Smarter people than me say that there’s no way that this is over. I have asserted, from the beginning of Obamacare’s passage that it will never be repealed. We’ll see who’s right. Here’s why this is a problem for Republicans: Republican voters believe Republicans are weak and pathetic. This vote proved them right. McConnell c

Catholic men’s conference in crosshairs of left-wing activists

July 28, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic men’s conference in crosshairs of left-wing activists

Christine Niles, a Vietnamese immigrant who helps run a parachurch organization in Michigan that promotes Roman Catholic teaching, expected to spend this week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual conference for men. Instead, Niles, who is editor-in-chief of Church Militant, has been in consultations with local law enforcement after learning that a left-wing group is drumming up support to shut down the conference, which will take place on Aug. 4-6 at locations in Ferndale and Sterl

Bishops to Trump: Don’t abandon young people to deportation

July 20, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishops to Trump: Don’t abandon young people to deportation

Washington D.C., Jul 20, 2017 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Undocumented young people brought to the U.S. by their parents contribute to American society and deserve continued protections from the Trump administration, said the U.S. Catholic bishops this week. “These young people entered the U.S. as children and know America as their only home. The dignity of every human being, particularly that of our children and youth, must be protected,” Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas said July 18.

Facing outrage – Facebook unblocks Catholic pages

July 20, 2017 World News Comments Off on Facing outrage – Facebook unblocks Catholic pages

Dozens of Catholic Facebook pages have been blocked, according to several Catholic news organizations. UPDATE: Facebook has unblocked more than 20 Catholic-interest pages – blaming the issue on a technical glitch. “All Pages have now been restored,” a Facebook spokesperson said. “This incident was triggered accidentally by a spam detection tool. We sincerely apologize for the issue this has caused.” As many as two dozen Catholic Facebook pages have been blocked – impacting millions of followers, according to several Catholic news organizations.

Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

July 15, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bishops stress hospitality for Camino de Santiago hosts

Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Jul 14, 2017 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishops of Spain and France have published a new letter emphasizing the importance of hospitality for people who host pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, offering guidelines for how they can welcome and care for the spiritual needs of those making the long trek. In the letter the bishops noted that hospitality is a tradition that has been practiced in all ages and civilizations, and “is not to question or to prosecute, but only to welcome, to give foo

Cardinal Sarah wants ‘liturgical reconciliation’ between old and new forms of Mass

July 13, 2017 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Sarah wants ‘liturgical reconciliation’ between old and new forms of Mass

Sarah says phrase ‘reform of the reform’ should no longer be used but wants ordinary version of Mass to be more like the extraordinary form The Cardinal leading the Vatican’s divine worship office has called for a truce in the Church’s liturgy wars and has set out steps for a “reconciliation” between the old and new forms of the Mass.   Cardinal Robert Sarah wants an end to battles between supporters of the extraordinary form of the liturgy, and those in favour of the ordinary celebration of the Mass which grew out of the Second Vatican Council. A lifting of restrictions on celebrating the pre-conciliar liturgy were made a decade ago by Benedict XVI’s ruling Summorum Pontificum, which allowed for…Continue Reading

Video game store promotes graphic animated porn to 35 million child users

July 10, 2017 World News Comments Off on Video game store promotes graphic animated porn to 35 million child users

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2017 (NCOSE) – A mainstream online video game store, with an estimated 35 million users under the age of 18, is facilitating gamified sexual coercion and animated pornography featuring genitalia, ejaculation, to users of all ages. This is occurring through the Steam® video game distribution platform, which was developed by the Valve Corporation. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is calling on the video game distributor to remove these games and is asking the public to email executives about their concerns. “Sexual exploitation is not a game,” said Dawn Hawk

Trump: ‘If We Do Not Have Strong Families and Strong Values…We Will Not Survive’

July 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Trump: ‘If We Do Not Have Strong Families and Strong Values…We Will Not Survive’

(CNSNews.com) – The values that bind America and Europe together – freedom, faith and family — are threatened from the outside by common enemies and from the inside by bureaucracy, President Donald Trump told a cheering crowd of Poles in Warsaw on Thursday. The fundamental question of our time

House Republican says health care bill in jeopardy over Planned Parenthood

July 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on House Republican says health care bill in jeopardy over Planned Parenthood

Rep. Trent Franks said Wednesday that if Planned Parenthood funding is added to the GOP health care bill, numerous Republican senators will no longer support it. “I think a lot of us are ‘no’ votes,” the Arizona Republican said. “We can’t continue to subsidize abortion as part of health care. It’s just something that’s not American.” Mr. Franks said. Some GOP senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, have said they were unlikely to support the bill without funds for Planned Parenthood. Ms. Collins intends on offering an amendment to allow the funding for Planned P