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Head of US Bishops’ news agency resigns, blames ‘far right blogosphere’

April 15, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews)—The editor-in-chief and director of the U.S. bishops’ official news service resigned Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference general secretary. Tony Spence, who had worked for Catholic News Service since 2004, had publicly criticized religious freedom and bathroom privacy legislation on his Twitter feed. The news comes mere days after the Lepanto Institute issued a report highlighting Spence’s controversial tweets, wherein he had

Scandal: More ‘Drag Shows’ at Catholic Colleges

April 15, 2016 World News Comments Off

Annual drag shows — where individuals dress up and perform as the opposite sex — have become a consistent presence on several Catholic college campuses, punctuating the spring semester with scandal and disregard for Church teaching on human sexuality. Despite the Holy Father’s repeated warnings against gender ideology, and in one university’s case, censure from the Vatican’s Congregation for Education, Catholic colleges continue to harm students and their Catholic mission with these outrageous events. Just this past week, Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in which he notably called – See more at: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4837/Scandal-More-%e2%80%98Drag-Shows%e2%80%99-at-Catholic-Colleges.aspx#sthash.kM48Zc7o.dpuf

Planned Parenthood: Ted Cruz is ‘the biggest threat we face’

April 14, 2016 World News Comments Off

April 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Ted Cruz’s pro-life views make him the “biggest threat” Planned Parenthood faces, the abortion giant said in a fundraising email last week. Citing the Texas senator and presidential candidate’s opposition to abortion in cases of rape and his history of voting against legislation to fund Planned Parenthood, Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, wrote: “Cruz could very well be the biggest threat we face. Because unlike Trump and Kasich, who are more or less in line with the Republican Party’s already terrible positions on reproductive rights, Cruz takes things much, much further. And he has the fan base to prove it. About 50% of Trump’s

Details Released for Planned Parenthood Event at Georgetown

April 10, 2016 World News Comments Off

March 7, 2016, at 8:12 PM  |  By Adam Cassandra In a statement sent to The Cardinal Newman Society Monday night, the Archdiocese of Washington responded to the controversy surrounding the invite of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) President Cecile Richards to speak to students and staff at Georgetown University next month, criticizing the invitation and what it suggests about the campus culture at the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university.

Ted Cruz takes stand against abortion after rape: Go after the rapist, don’t kill the baby

April 8, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Texas senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has run as the most prolife candidate, and this week, Cruz once again boldly backed up his prolife credentials. Fox News’ Megyn Kelly conducted an extended interview with Cruz prior to his victory over Trump in the Wisconsin primaries.  At one point, Kelly brought up the fact that Cruz believes in the sanctity of innocent human life regardless of the circumstances of conception. “For people like me,” Kelly told Cruz, not allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest “may be a problem in getting behind President Ted Cruz.” Sen. Cruz answered Kelly by first emphasizing his compassion for rape survivors.  “I’ve spent a lot of…Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders accepts Pope Francis’ invitation to speak at Vatican conference

April 8, 2016 World News Comments Off

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making a one-of-a-kind campaign stop — at the Vatican. The Vermont senator was invited out of the blue Friday by Pope Francis to speak at an April 15 church conference on social, economic and environmental issues. Sanders will then return to New York for the final days of campaigning before the April

Card. Schönborn: Reconciliation key to ‘accompaniment’

April 8, 2016 World News Comments Off

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ post-Synodal Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, on “The Joy of Love”, was officially released to the public at noon on Friday. Presenting the highly anticipated document in the Press Office of the Holy See were Cardinals Lorenzo Baldisseri – Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops – and Christoph Schönborn – Archbishop of Vienna and a leading Father of both the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in 2014 and the Ordinary Assembly that followed in 2015. Cardinal Schönborn spoke exclusively with Vatican Radio ahead of the press conference, saying that the Holy Father’s desire in writing the exhortation was to give expression to the Church’s confidence in the family as intended by God in his design…Continue Reading

Cardinal Burke rebukes Notre Dame for honoring pro-abort Joe Biden

April 7, 2016 World News Comments Off
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PHILADELPHIA, April 7, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The University of Notre Dame’s decision to give Vice President Joe Biden their highest award is scandalous and undermines the Church’s teaching on life and marriage, Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview published today. Speaking with Catholic Action for Faith and Family’s Thomas McKenna, Cardinal Burke said the invitation represents what Pope Saint John Paul II, in his apostolic exhortation on the laity, called “one of the greatest evils of our time” – that is, the tendency of Catholics to separate their faith from their daily living

David Daleiden’s home raided

April 6, 2016 World News Comments Off

State attorney general seizes videos behind Planned Parenthood sting The following comes from an April 5 Los Angeles Times article by Paige St. John: Agents from state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ office searched the apartment of David Daleiden, the antiabortion activist whose controversial hidden camera videos last summer accused Planned Parenthood doctors of selling fetal tissue. The Tuesday afternoon search was announced by Daleiden’s Center for Medical Progress, which posted a protest on its Facebook page. The organization said Harris’ officers seized video files from Daleiden’s apartment as well as personal information. In the post, Daleiden said his “First Amendment work product” was taken, a reference to his claim that  

Pope’s exhortation will focus on ‘dialogue’, says Vatican

April 6, 2016 World News Comments Off

Pope Francis’s document on the family, published on Friday, will be a call to dialogue, according to a Vatican “reading guide” sent to bishops around the world. The apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, follows two synods on the family. It is expected to discuss the question of whether divorced and remarried couples should be invited to take communion. The reading guide, issued by the Vatican’s office for the Synod of Bishops, says that the exhortation will be “first and foremost a pastoral document”.