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Arizona bill letting businesses deny service for religious reasons sparks heated debate

February 24, 2014 World News Comments Off

Published February 24, 2014 Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is facing pressure from both sides of a heated debate over religious rights, as she weighs whether to sign a bill that would legally protect businesses that deny services to customers for religious reasons. The bill cleared the Arizona Legislature last week. Opponents are calling the measure “state-sanctioned discrimination” and raising such scenarios as gays being denied restaurant service or medical treatment when a business owner’s religion doesn’t condone homosexuality. The bill updates existing Arizona law on the “exercise of religion” and protects businesses, corporations and people from lawsuits if they deny services based

Catholic Groups Seek Meeting With Pope Over Reforms

February 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

Letter sent to Pope Francis from 52 organisations Leaders of 52 organisations from Europe, the United States and Asia working for reform in the Catholic Church have sent a letter to Pope Francis requesting a meeting. Included are the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland and the Irish We Are Church lay movement. In the letter, they urge the pope to take immediate steps to appoint more women to church leadership positions and to end the practice of banning people from Communion. “We share with people throughout the world the great joy of your election to the Chair of Peter and the abundant hope engendered by your vision for our church,” the letter says. “Of the many issues you have addressed this first year in your new ministry,…Continue Reading

Court Rules Against Notre Dame In ObamaCare Contraception Case

February 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

  Published February 22, 2014 Associated Press   CHICAGO –  A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the University of Notre Dame in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces it to provide health insurance for students and employees that covers contraceptives.   The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld a federal judge’s earlier ruling that denied the Roman Catholic school’s request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent it from having to comply with the birth control requirement as the university’s lawsuit moves forward.   The lawsuit challenges a compromise in the Affordable Health Care Act offered by the Obama administration that attempted to create a buffer for religiously affiliated…Continue Reading

Contraception Is The Root Cause Of Abortion!

February 23, 2014 World News Comments Off

February 22, 2014 By Judie Brown Imagine that your doctor has just given you the terrific news that your annual checkup went well and that all of your tests show that you are in perfect health. Then imagine that he hands you a script and says, “Take this every day. It has many side effects, including lethal ones.” You would be loath to begin this regimen. Yet, this is what countless women do each day when they use contraception to “prevent” a pregnancy. On the heels of news that former daytime talk show host Ricki Lake is producing a forthcoming documentary on the dangers of contraception, we find a unique concern. “Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby

‘Gay patient says Catholic Chaplain Refused Him Last Rites’

February 22, 2014 World News Comments Off

A homosexual patient at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington alleged that an archdiocesan priest refused to administer the last rites to him. Father Brian Coelho, who declined comment for the Washington Post article, reportedly was in the midst of hearing the patient’s confession when they were interrupted. He reportedly told the man that he was willing to pray with him but could not administer the sacraments to him. One of the paragraphs in the article implies that the patient is an “active participant” in the homosexual lifestyle.

‘Malarkey’: Expert reacts to sexpert’s claim that there’s no such thing as porn addiction

February 22, 2014 World News Comments Off

by Kirsten Andersen Fri Feb 21, 2014 16:03 EST Updated at 7:46 p.m. Eastern time. ALBUQUERQUE, NM, February 21, 2014 ( – Despite a growing number of studies showing that pornography affects brains the same way as alcohol or drugs, a New Mexico-based sex researcher says porn use is not addictive and may be positive – a conclusion an expert told LifeSiteNews is “malarkey.”  “The Emperor Has No Clothes” is the inflammatory title of an article written by clinical psychologist David Ley for the Current Sexual Health Report medical journal. In it, Ley notes that only 37 percent of current studies on compulsive pornography use the word “addiction” to describe the behavior, and that there is no such addiction listed…Continue Reading

Mission, Dialogue, and Difficulties

February 19, 2014 World News Comments Off

February 18, 2014 How religious freedom went from the freedom to practice and explain the Faith to permission to merely do what the State allows “In virtue of their baptism, all the members of the People of God have  become missionary disciples. All baptized, whatever their position is in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of  evangelization….” — Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, #120.“The Church is thus obligated to do everything possible to carry out her  mission to the world and to reach all peoples. And she has the right to  do this, a right given her by God for the accomplishment of his plan.  Religious freedom, which is still at times limited or restricted, …Continue Reading

Obama Calls Homosexuality One Of Our ‘Fundamental Freedoms’ In Statement Slamming Ugandan Bill

February 18, 2014 World News Comments Off

by Ben Johnson Mon Feb 17, 2014 16:21 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., February 17, 2014 ( – President Barack Obama has elevated the right to have sex with a member of the same sex to the level of universal “fundamental freedoms” in a new presidential statement criticizing Uganda. But critics say his promotion of homosexuality in a continent that overwhelmingly opposes that behavior amounts to a form of liberal “cultural imperialism.” Obama wrote on Sunday that he opposed a proposed bill in Uganda that would criminalize same-sex “marriages” and impose life imprisonment for repeated homosexual acts, among other provisions, because “as a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human…Continue Reading

Archbishop: ‘The More That Gov’t Mandates Evil Actions, The More Likely Civil Disobedience Becomes’

February 14, 2014 World News Comments Off

February 14, 2014 – 1:59 PM By Barbara Hollingsworth ( – Calling the Obama administration “the most tone deaf to religious liberty issues in recent memory,” Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput warned that religious freedom in the U.S. is “at risk,” and that “the more government mandates evil action, the more likely civil disobedience becomes.”   Last February, Chaput urged his fellow prelates to take the “right action…whatever the cost” regarding the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate, which requires nearly all insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs. Due to “an unfriendly political class” and believers’ own apathy, Chaput told, “government pressure on religious communities has clearly increased.” Which is why,…Continue Reading