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Abortion clinic loses fight to silence LifeSite, but plans emergency appeal

June 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Abortion clinic loses fight to silence LifeSite, but plans emergency appeal

TORONTO, June 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — LifeSiteNews won a victory in court today by successfully opposing a publication ban on the identities of abortionists targeting a pro-life activist. But the legal battle continues as the Crown in Ontario has signalled it will launch an emergency appeal to quash the ruling. The Crown is seeking a publication ban in the trial of pro-life activist Mary Wagner at the request of an abortion facility. Wagner is charged with one count of mischief and seven of breach of probation after allegedly entering a Toronto abortion facility in December as part of her efforts to save babies from abortion. After Judge Rick Libman ruled on the publication ban, Crown

Incredible Story . . . Winner of ‘Romania’s Got Talent’ is a 14-year-old girl without arms and femurs

June 8, 2017 World News Comments Off on Incredible Story . . . Winner of ‘Romania’s Got Talent’ is a 14-year-old girl without arms and femurs

June 6, 2017 (Family News) — When she first showed up in front of the cameras at the live show, with her serene sweet face, she looked as a much smaller child. She is a short person because her legs miss about half their length. She was born with both her femurs missing – the bones which would have made the long upper part of her legs. Also, she has no arms. She said she would sing. And play the piano. “

Bring Back Christendom

June 7, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bring Back Christendom

By now you may have come across the controversy spun up over the weekend when Rep. Clay Higgins, the new congressman from Louisiana’s 3rd District, sent an outraged reaction to the London Bridge jihadist attacks over Facebook. The bulk of what Higgins said was remarkable only for the florid and perhaps overwrought language he used in saying it. “Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals,” he thundered. And perhaps “heathen animals” is a bit hot for a member of Congress to inject into the public discussion – but what Higgins said is, in fact, American policy. We impose economic sanctions on state sponsors of terror, do we not? Epithets aside,…Continue Reading

The Organization Every Parent Needs to Know About

June 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on The Organization Every Parent Needs to Know About

Did you know there’s an organization of pediatricians and other child health professionals whose policies likely support your values as Catholic parents and grandparents? The American College of Pediatricians (not to be confused with the American Academy of Pediatrics) actually makes these claims and recommendations on its website: The married, father-mother family unit is foundational to healthy childrearing. The ideal family in which to rear and nurture children consists of two biological parents in a harmonious marriage.

Ivanka Trump’s ‘pride’ tweets upset LGBT activists and people of faith

June 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Ivanka Trump’s ‘pride’ tweets upset LGBT activists and people of faith

June 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump went out of her way to celebrate June as “LGBT Pride Month” on Twitter, but many homosexual and transgender activists were having none of it. Neither was at least one fellow Orthodox Jew, who said it was “massively offensive” for Ivanka — as a professed follower of Orthodox Judaism — to “honor” homosexual “pride” in the same tweet mentioning Shavuot (Shavu’ot), the Jewish holiday Feast of Weeks celebrating God’s gift of the Torah to his people.

Catholic parish hosts gay dance party for Lady Gaga’s LGBT charity. Seriously

June 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic parish hosts gay dance party for Lady Gaga’s LGBT charity. Seriously

June 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Blessed Sacrament Church in the Archdiocese of New York has announced that its “Gay Fellowship” group will be partnering with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Foundation” to hold a fundraising dance in the parish hall. John Gasdaska with ‘husband’ Wright Moore According to promotional materials displayed on the parish website, the event, which is styled a “dance party,” is called “Moving With the Spirit,” and will feature “cocktails, cabaret, silent auction, and dancing.” It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17. The parish’s “Gay Fellowship” is

9 Catholic groups to divest from coal, oil and gas in a bid to fight climate change

June 2, 2017 World News Comments Off on 9 Catholic groups to divest from coal, oil and gas in a bid to fight climate change

ROME (RNS) Nine Catholic organizations from around the world have announced they are divesting their savings from coal, oil and gas companies in a joint bid to fight climate change. Religious orders and dioceses from the U.S. and Italy made the announcement Wednesday (May 10), ahead of international negotiations due this month on implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change. Their announcement comes amid reports that President Trump has delayed a decision to withdraw from the Paris accord until after the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily on May 26-27.

Catholic Farmers Banned from Market for Their Religious Beliefs

June 1, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic Farmers Banned from Market for Their Religious Beliefs

The Tennes family has been farming in Michigan for generations. They grow all sorts of crops at the Country Mill Farm — organic apples, blueberries, pumpkins, and sweet corn. “My wife and I both volunteered to serve in the military. Now we come home and the freedom that we worked to protect, we have to defend in our own backyard.”  And for the past seven years, Steve Tennes and his family have sold their produce at the farmer’s market owned by the city of East Lansing. But this year — city officials told the devout Catholic family that their blueberries and sweet corn were not

Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 328,348 Babies in Abortions in 2015

May 31, 2017 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood Annual Report: Abortion Biz Killed 328,348 Babies in Abortions in 2015

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood finally released its annual report this week, about four months later than it usually does. The report shows increases in abortion numbers and taxpayer funding in 2015, alongside decreases in contraception, breast exams and overall patient numbers. Planned Parenthood continued to maintain its status as the largest abortion provider in the United States. The abortion group performed 328,348 abortions on unborn babies, 4,349 more than the previous year, according to the report. At the same time, it saw 2.4 million patients, about 100,000 fewer than the previous year and about 500,000 fewer than five years ago. Contraception service

Trump Is Pushed and Pulled on Climate Change, A Year After Pledging to Cancel Paris Deal

May 25, 2017 World News Comments Off on Trump Is Pushed and Pulled on Climate Change, A Year After Pledging to Cancel Paris Deal

(CNSNews.com) – Exactly one year after pledging in a speech to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, President Trump will attend a Group of Seven summit Friday in Sicily where he’s expected to come under sustained pressure from his counterparts to reverse course. The White House said earlier this month that Trump would only announce his decision after attending the summit, but the governments of the other six major industrialized countries – Canada, Japan, Britain, Germany, France and Italy – are anxious for an answer. Five of those countries’ leaders are m