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German Bishops Push To Change Guidelines For Divorced And Remarried Catholics

February 7, 2014 World News Comments Off

  The CWR Blog Meanwhile, the world Synod of Bishops will meet with Pope Francis next October to discuss marriage and family issues February 06, 2014 01:57 EST BY RUSSELL SHAW When Jesus said, “What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mt 19.6), presumably he meant it. Certainly the Catholic Church believes he did, and that conviction is the basis for its solemn teaching that sacramental marriages are indissoluble. But isn’t there such a thing as “Catholic divorce”—annulment, that is? Evidently not, since annulment—a declaration of nullity by a church court—isn’t the dissolution of a marriage but a judgment that in a particular case no sacramental marriage existed. (One common reason is that one or both…Continue Reading

What’s Heaven Like?

February 5, 2014 World News Comments Off

By Matt C. Abbott From time to time, I wonder what heaven is like. I certainly hope and pray to make it there after I die. Just to make clear: Not everyone goes to heaven; that (universalism) isn’t what the Church teaches. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 1821): We can therefore hope in the glory of heaven promised by God to those who love him and do his will. In every circumstance, each one of us should hope, with the grace of God, to persevere ‘to the end’ and to obtain the joy of heaven, as God’s eternal reward for the good works accomplished with the grace of Christ. In hope, the Church prays for ‘all men…Continue Reading

The Liberal Newcomers Limit immigration or watch conservative efforts become irrelevant.

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY Immigration reform rally on Capitol Hill, October, 2013     People come to America because it is a remarkable oasis of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity. Conservatives recognize that the principal reason for our unique abundance is our constitutional restraint on the power of government. As Thomas Jefferson said, “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” Maintaining this system requires the public to support limited government. In a new report, Eagle Forum details how immigration is fundamentally changing the electorate to one that is much more supportive of big government. By itself, the annual flow of 1.1 million legal immigrants…Continue Reading

Massachusetts Catholic school harassed for denying job to man in same-sex marriage

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY MATTHEW ARCHBOLD Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:46 EST February 4, 2014 ( – A Massachusetts man is asking the Commonwealth to punish a Catholic school for preserving its Catholic mission, by allegedly rescinding a job offer because the applicant identified his same-sex husband as his emergency contact, according to the Boston Globe. Matthew Barrett, who is being represented by the Boston offices of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, filed his complaint with the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination.  The Globe reports that he was offered the job in July as food services director at Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic all-girls prep school, before it was rescinded two days later by the head of school. “She said the Catholic religion doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage,…Continue Reading

Conservative groups push back after Obama claims no corruption in IRS targeting

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY DUSTIN SIGGINS Mon Feb 03, 2014 17:02 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2014 ( – Four conservative organizations – two targeted by the IRS, two representing targeted groups – have shot back after President Obama claimed Sunday night in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that “not even a smidgen of corruption” was involved in the IRS’ targeting of conservative organizations. According to David French, senior counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice, whose organization represents 41 groups in 22 states, “it’s a curious thing for [the President] to say, [especially since] one of the main people involved with the investigations has already taken the Fifth in order to not incriminate herself.” In 2010, the IRS…Continue Reading

Could Catholic Education Save America?

February 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

Catholic Flash Mobs Fill Pews, Lift Prayers At NY Churches

February 3, 2014 Uncategorized, World News Comments Off

BUFFALO, N.Y. –  You’ve heard of flash mobs? Behold the Mass mob. Playing off the idea of using social media to summon crowds for parties or mischief, mobs of Buffalo-area Roman Catholics have been filling pews and lifting spirits at some of the city’s original, now often sparsely attended, churches. It works this way: On a given Sunday, participants attend Mass en masse at a church they’ve picked in an online vote and promoted through Facebook and Twitter. Visitors experience the architecture,

Nancy Pelosi to Receive Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood

February 1, 2014 World News Comments Off

BY BEN JOHNSON Fri Jan 31, 2014 18:18 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., January 31, 2014 ( – The highest-ranking Catholic Democrat in the House of Representatives will receive an award from the nation’s largest abortion provider. On Friday morning, Planned Parenthood announced it would be awarding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi its Margaret Sanger Award, the group’s “highest honor.” Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said it gave her “great pleasure” to bestow “our highest recognition of leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement” to the former House Speaker. “No one is more deserving of this honor than Leader Pelosi, who has fought tirelessly throughout her career to protect and expand women’s access to…Continue Reading

‘Radicalized’ Girls Scouts of America Triggers National Cookie Boycott

February 1, 2014 World News Comments Off

Thursday, January 30, 2014 – By Paul E. Rondeau The leadership of Girl Scouts of America, once a trusted purveyor of American values, has been moving to the left for over a decade. However, GSUSA’s local and national growing partnership with abortion industry leader Planned Parenthood has raised the ire of local and national pro-life leaders to the point that they are now calling for a boycott of the iconic Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale. “I am offended that the Girl Scouts honor pro-abortion activists like Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius and hold them up as leaders to be emulated by our young women and girls,” said John Pisciotta, director of Pro-Life Waco, who is spearheading the effort.   Wendy…Continue Reading