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Pope Francis profoundly saddened by death of three relatives in traffic accident

August 20, 2014 World News Comments Off

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has learnt of the tragic death of three of his relatives in a traffic accident in Argentina and is “profoundly saddened.”  The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi said the Pope had received news of the tragic accident and asks that “all those who share in his grief join with him in prayer.”  The victims were  the wife of the Pope’s nephew and her two young children aged 2 years and eight months.  His nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, was seriously injured in the accident.

The present, future, and quality of Catholic online education

August 17, 2014 World News Comments Off

An interview with Patrick Carmack, President of the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program, about Catholic online education, technology, and Great Books August 15, 2014 07:48 EST Patrick S. J. Carmack, J.D. is the President of the Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program, and the founder of the Angelicum Academy Homeschool Program and of the Great Books Academy Homeschool Program (2000 AD). In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Patrick has completed additional courses in psychology and philosophy, as well as studies at the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the “Angelicum”). He is a former Judge at the Oklahoma State Corporation Commission, member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, former CEO of an independent petroleum exploration and production company, founder and former…Continue Reading

Pope makes silent anti-abortion statement in South Korea

August 16, 2014 World News Comments Off

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Pope Francis has generally avoided hot-button “culture war” issues like abortion, arguing that the church’s doctrine on the sanctity of life is well-known and that he’d rather emphasize other aspects of church teaching. But he made a strong, albeit silent anti-abortion statement Saturday during his visit to South Korea, stopping to pray at a monument for aborted babies in a community dedicated to caring for people with the sort of severe genetic disabilities that are often used to justify abortions.

Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue Slams Islamic Caliphate Crimes And Barbarism

August 12, 2014 World News Comments Off

Caliphate militants are responsible for inhumane actions like public executions, humiliation of women, and terror towards Christians, Yezidis and members of other religions. The Vatican body calls on Islamic religious leaders and governments to condemn these crimes and prosecute their authors to boost their credibility and willingness to engage in dialogue. The goal is to strengthen the coexistence between Christians and Muslims that has lasted for centuries amid the ups and downs. Vatican City (AsiaNews) – The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue deplores in no uncertain terms the acts of violence by the militants of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Syria. The Vatican body calls on the members of all religions and on the…Continue Reading

Incoming Roman Catholic Springfield bishop on gay marriage: ‘God made us male and female’

August 12, 2014 World News Comments Off

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, will be installed as the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Cathedral, with a public reception at 5 p.m., at the Better Living Center on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield. During an Aug. 5 meeting at the diocesan offices, Rozanski welcomed questions on a variety of topics, with the resultant interview,Springfield’s Bishop Mitchell Rozanski, loyal to Orioles, Church doctrine and being a listener, offering insight into the next generation of bishops, as well as into the Church under Pope Francis.

Liberia: Nun dies of Ebola virus, two missionaries ill

August 11, 2014 World News Comments Off

A nun working in Liberia has died of the Ebola virus. Sister Chantal Pascaline worked with the Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God. She died in Monrovia on Saturday. Two colleagues from the same order, Spanish priest Father Miguel Pajares, 75, and Sister Juliana Bonoha Bohe, 65, were evacuated to Madrid by jet this week. Sister Juliana initially tested negative for Ebola but is being held in isolation at the hospital, according to Spanish media reports. Father Miguel has the disease, and is going to be the first European to be treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. The drug, produced by Mapp Biopharmaceutical in San Diego, has been tested on monkeys but had never been tried on humans until…Continue Reading

Kurtz: New Catholic Teachers Shouldn’t Be Afraid

August 9, 2014 World News Comments Off

A group of about 750 Catholic school teachers, principals and Jefferson County school officials crammed into pews and chairs at St. Gabriel Parish in Fern Creek Friday morning for a mass service to ready the staff for the coming year. Archbishop Joesph Kurtz, who oversaw the service, tried to calm new school teachers by telling them about a “disastrous” experience he had after first becoming ordained in 1972. “One of my assignments was to be a part-time high school teachers to sophomores, and I was supposed to begin as the fourth quarter of the year begins,” Kurtz said to laughs from experienced teachers.

Send An Email Or Write A Letter To The Mayor Of Oklahoma City To Protest Black Satanic Mass At Civic Auditorium

August 9, 2014 World News Comments Off

Here is a copy of an email sent to the Mayor of Oklahoma City.  I think this man did a great job and we can use it as an example of what we can send.  Thank you to all of you who are praying the novena to Our Lady of The Assumption and who are writing letters of protest.

ISIS Closes In On Christians in Dramatic Overnight Development

August 7, 2014 World News Comments Off

Pope, Iraq’s Chaldean patriarch issue emergency appeals. ISIS, the radical Islamist group that forced Christians out of Mosul with the threat of death, has taken control of most of the villages of the Nineveh Plain, the northern area where Iraqi Christians have hunkered down in what is appearing increasingly to look like ethnic cleansing.In a statement in which the Vatican referst to “terrible developments,” Pope Francis has called for help from the “international community.” “His Holiness urgently calls on the international community to protect all those affected or threatened by the violence, and to guarantee all necessary assistance—especially the most urgently needed aid—to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on…Continue Reading

The IRS’s God Complex

August 4, 2014 World News Comments Off

The tax agency signs a secret pact with atheists, promising it will investigate 99 churches. Is the Internal Revenue Service a threat to religious liberty? As the IRS continues to come under well-aimed fire for harassing conservative groups, on Friday it secured a final court order formalizing what amounts to a secret agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. The serious danger, as former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams told Fox News, is that the IRS will start treating “theology as politics,” and regulate it accordingly. Lovers of liberty should be very concerned.