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Catholic Relief Services is a major funder of contraception lobbyists

July 23, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic Relief Services is a major funder of contraception lobbyists

NOTE: The following information was provided to Catholic Relief Services in person in April, 2018.  After three months of discussion on the matter, the Lepanto Institute was told that while Lepanto is convinced that CRS should withdraw from InterAction, CRS disagreed.  On at least 4 occasions, Lepanto offered to include any rationale CRS could provide as to how CRS benefits from membership in InterAction, and how CRS could justify providing money it received from pew-sitting Catholics to an organization that directly uses that money to lobby for the expanded access to abortion and contraception.  CRS

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Elects New Superior General

July 12, 2018 World News Comments Off on Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Elects New Superior General

LINCOLN, Neb. — The general chapter of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, a society of apostolic life that celebrates the extraordinary form of the Roman rite, Monday elected Father Andrzej Komorowski as its next superior general. The July 9 election was made at the FSSP’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, about 10 miles southwest of Lincoln. The general chapter is being held July 3-18. Father Komorowski was born in Polan

Catholic-heavy Supreme Court moves right as the church moves left

July 12, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic-heavy Supreme Court moves right as the church moves left

(RNS) — With his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump has succeeded in doing for the judicial branch what he has often failed or neglected to do in his administration: acting efficiently and with minimal controversy to promote conservative principles. In doing so, the president has also driven the ideology of the Catholics on the court further to the right. Kavanaugh, who early in

Election of the Superior General . . . Society of Saint Pius X

July 12, 2018 World News Comments Off on Election of the Superior General . . . Society of Saint Pius X

Election of the Superior General On July 11, 2018, Father Davide Pagliarani was elected Superior General, for a mandate of 12 years, by the 4th General Chapter of the Society of Saint Pius X. The new Superior General is 47 years old and is of Italian nationality. He received the sacrament of Holy Orders from the hands of Bishop Bernard Fellay in 1996. He exercised his apostolate in Rimini (Italy), then in Singapore, b

Paradoxes and indicators of Capella’s and McCarrick’s cases

July 7, 2018 World News Comments Off on Paradoxes and indicators of Capella’s and McCarrick’s cases

These days we will find out whether Monsignor Carlo Alberto Capella, the former advisor to the Washington nunciature that the Vatican sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for possession and distribution of “large quantities” of child pornography, will present an appeal against the sentence. A circumstance that various Vatican sources think very probable

Diocese led by pro-gay bishop says it’s ‘up to each parish’ whether to promote homosexuality

July 4, 2018 World News Comments Off on Diocese led by pro-gay bishop says it’s ‘up to each parish’ whether to promote homosexuality

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, July 3, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic church in the heart of Appalachia has attracted media attention for the Gay Pride Month banner stretched across its front lawn. The local ordinary, Bishop John Stowe, has a record of collaborating with a group that rejects Catholic moral teaching, and his spokesperson says individual paris

Al Gore: Pope Francis a ‘moral force’ for solving climate crisis

July 4, 2018 World News Comments Off on Al Gore: Pope Francis a ‘moral force’ for solving climate crisis

(Vatican.news) Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore, is one of the world’s most vocal defenders of the environment. His 2007 documentary film, “An Inconvenient Truth”, won an Oscar and his Climate Reality Project recently hosted an important summit in Berlin. In this exclusive interview with Vatican News, Al Gore praises Pope Francis’ encyclical, “Laudato si”, and calls for a “Sustainability Revolution”. By Alessandro Gisotti You are one the strongest voices in the world calling for environmental protection. Why are you so passionately involved in this “green battle” for our planet? I believe that the purpose of life is to glorify God — and if we heap contempt and destruction on God’s creation, that is grotesquely inconsistent…Continue Reading

Catholic bishops heading to border to tackle family separation issues

June 30, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic bishops heading to border to tackle family separation issues

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A delegation of Catholic bishops from across the country are heading to the border on Monday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will lead the delegation in its visit to the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.

Catholic Church teaching on homosexuality ‘evil’, McAleese says

June 30, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic Church teaching on homosexuality ‘evil’, McAleese says

The Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is “evil”, former president Mary McAleese has said. Speaking ahead of her inaugural participation in the Dublin Pride event on Saturday, where she will march with her son Justin and his husband, the former president said that what the church was doing to people in the LGBTI community was “unchristian” and “worse than uncharitable”. “The only person who can actually stop that… is the pope,” she added. In a public interview at the Co Meath h

Senate Will Vote Before Elections on Replacing Pro-Abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy

June 29, 2018 World News Comments Off on Senate Will Vote Before Elections on Replacing Pro-Abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy

The United States Senate will vote before the elections this November on a replacement for pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made that announcement today shortly after the surprising but welcome announcement that the longtime abortion advocate will be stepping down from the nation’s highest court after serving on it for more than three decades. “The Senate stands ready to fulfill its constitutional role by offering advice and consent on President Trump’s nominee to fill this vacancy. We wil