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Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

November 11, 2016 World News Comments Off on Planned Parenthood’s Richards: ‘Devastated. Angry. Disgusted.’

In a fundraising e-mail Wednesday morning,Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards shared the full range of her revulsion over the “unthinkable” election result, according to LifeSiteNews. “Let’s get all these words out of the way,” Richards began.”Devastated. Angry. Heartbroken. Outraged. Shocked. Sad. Disgusted. Ashamed. Discouraged. Exhausted. Shattered.” We’re guessing this means she didn’t vote for Donald Trump. “And now four more words,” she continued, “the most important ones: THESE. DOORS. STAY. OPEN.” “I know that you and I can’t possibly have enough words to describe

Cardinal Burke election prayer

November 8, 2016 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Burke election prayer

Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Attacks On Catholic Church Require People Of All Faiths To Say ‘We Are Catholics Now’

In my school days, we were taught that the national government is limited. The powers of Congress are only those enumerated in the Constitution. The powers of the President and the Executive Branch are only those enumerated. All other powers are reserved to the States and the People. On May 13, 2016, the U. S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance to local school districts about transgender students. When I saw it, my junior high and high school civics kicked in. How, I wondered, did these two Executive Branch departments of the national government

Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

November 7, 2016 World News Comments Off on Video: Obama ‘encourages illegals to vote’

Did Barack Obama just encourage illegal aliens to vote on Election Day, promising no repercussions if they do? A videotaped interview with the president has some saying yes, sparking outrage among at least one major media figure and commenters on Twitter. In an interview with the Latin-oriented YouTube channel mitu, millennial actress Gina Rodriguez asked Obama: “Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens – and I call them citizens because the contribute to this country – are fearful of voting Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-to-vote/#sHbeg385MH5uAw09.99

Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge

November 4, 2016 World News Comments Off on Mel Gibson returns to Hollywood with Hacksaw Ridge
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Having been away from the director’s chair since 2006, Mel Gibson steps behind the camera again with Hacksaw Ridge, in theaters November 4. The biopic tells the story of Desmond Doss, a Medal of Honor recipient and Seventh-day Adventist who rejected the use of weapons and instead served as an unarmed medic in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Hacksaw Ridge dramatizes his life leading up to his enlistment in the war effort, his refusal to break from his convictions against the use of violence, and his heroism as a medic during the battle of Okinawa. The film places Doss’ Christ-inspired moral convictions front and center in some of the most grueling depictions of war.

For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

October 30, 2016 World News Comments Off on For Cardinal Kasper, ‘Amoris laetitia’ allows new pastoral practices

Munich, Germany, Oct 28, 2016 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a recent article for a German journal, Cardinal Walter Kasper – a protagonist for the admission of the divorced-and-remarried to Holy Communion – has written that Amoris laetitia marks a “paradigm shift” that allows for a “changed pastoral practice.” “There is leeway in the concrete elaboration of the dogmatic principles’ practical pastoral consequences,” the president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity wrote in his article for the November 2016 edition of Stimmen der Zeit, a monthly journal on Christian culture. Cardinal Kasper began by examining the range of interpretations

Pope makes complete overhaul of Vatican liturgical congregation

October 28, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pope makes complete overhaul of Vatican liturgical congregation

In a stunning move, Pope Francis has replaced all of the members of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, the body in charge of liturgical questions. It is routine for the Roman Pontiff to appoint a few new members to each Vatican congregation, rotating out members who have served for several years. But on October 28 the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has appointed 27 new members to the Congregation for Divine Worship, completely transforming the membership of that body. The new appointments give a distinctly more liberal character—as well as a more international complexion—to the congregation. The changes seem likely to curtail the work of Cardinal Robert Sarah, the prefect of the Congregation, who has been a leading proponent

Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

October 25, 2016 World News Comments Off on Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2016 / 09:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church’s teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions – and that scattering the ashes is forbidden. Ad resurgendum cum Christo, or “To rise with Christ”, published Oct. 25, states that while cremation “is not prohibited” the Church “continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased.”

Pope’s climate message failed to sway Catholic conservatives: study

October 25, 2016 World News Comments Off on Pope’s climate message failed to sway Catholic conservatives: study

Pope Francis’s landmark statement on climate change and his call for more work on the issue failed to sway conservative American Catholics, according to a new study. The report, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, concluded that last summer’s climate change encyclical only hardened views held about climate change. According to the study, 62 percent of Catholic Democrats believed in climate change and humans’ role before the encyclical came out. Only 24 percent of Catholic Republicans held that opinion.

Live From New York Should a Catholic Vote for Hillary or Trump?

October 19, 2016 World News Comments Off on Live From New York Should a Catholic Vote for Hillary or Trump?

Almighty God has been very good  in giving us as the day’s Gospel passage that of Our Lord’s famous admonition to “render to Caesar what is Caesar’s but to God what is God’s.” I say that in view of the upcoming national elections and likewise want to suggest that between now and November 8 you read (or re-read) the poignant and insightful work of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia on the role Catholics must play in the public