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Notre Dame reverses decision to end coverage of birth control in university insurance plans

November 10, 2017 World News Comments Off on Notre Dame reverses decision to end coverage of birth control in university insurance plans
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In a reversal of school policy, the University of Notre Dame announced this week that it would continue to cover contraceptives for its employees, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune. The news marked a departure from Notre Dame’s announcement on Nov. 1 that birth control would only be covered free of charge for medical reasons. With the policy reversal, a third-party insurance provider will continue to

House Tax Reform Bill “Unacceptable” As Written, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen

November 10, 2017 World News Comments Off on House Tax Reform Bill “Unacceptable” As Written, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen

WASHINGTON—In a letter of November 9, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, Ohio called for amendments to the current draft of the House of Representatives tax reform bill “for the sake of families” and “for those struggling on the peripheries of society who have a claim on our national conscience.” “Doubling the standard deduction will help some of those in poverty to avoid tax liability, and this is a positive good contained in the bill,” wrote the Bishops of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. “However, as written, this proposal appears to be the first federal income tax modification in American history…Continue Reading

Truck honoring Dubia Cardinal stopped by police while circling Vatican

November 7, 2017 World News Comments Off on Truck honoring Dubia Cardinal stopped by police while circling Vatican

ROME, November 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Today in Rome, a publicity truck carrying billboard-size images of Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, the dubia Cardinal who passed away three months ago, and Pope John Paul II made its way through the streets of Rome before being stopped by police for two hours of questioning near St. Peter’s Square. The “campaign to remember Cardinal Carlo Caffarra” was organized by the Italian pro-life and pro-family groups, Vita è [Life is], ProVita Onlus [Pro-Life non-profit], and Fede&Cu

Trump admin asks Supreme Court to ‘discipline’ lawyers for rushing teen’s abortion

November 7, 2017 World News Comments Off on Trump admin asks Supreme Court to ‘discipline’ lawyers for rushing teen’s abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to punish the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for lying to the government about the timeline of an underage illegal immigrant’s abortion. The DOJ is also asking the Supreme Court to throw out the lower court ruling that allowed “Jane Doe,” a 17-year-old in the custody of the U.S. government, to abort her baby. According to the brief the DOJ filed with the 

Christian nurse sues hospital for requiring her to assist abortions

November 5, 2017 World News Comments Off on Christian nurse sues hospital for requiring her to assist abortions

DURHAM, North Carolina, November 3, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic nurse is suing Duke University Hospital, claiming that the university discriminated against her religious and pro-life beliefs by requiring her to assist in abortions. Sara T. Pedro was told during her employee orientation that Duke University Hospital provides no exceptions to employees in its Emergency Department who don’t want to participate in abortions. The lawsuit, filed by The Thomas More Law Center on Pedro’s behalf, says that Duke’s Emergency Department performs “a large number of abortions.”

It’s ‘impossible’ to change Catholic teaching against contraception: Cardinal

October 31, 2017 World News Comments Off on It’s ‘impossible’ to change Catholic teaching against contraception: Cardinal

ROME, October 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Church’s teaching against contraception as expressed in Humanae Vitae is an “extraordinary example” of how the “truth of faith” deepens and develops while “continuing to be identical to itself,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller stated at a conference in Rome today. Brandmüller made his remarks as he opened a conference titled Humanae Vitae at 50: Setting the Context that was organized by Voice of the Family. The conference took place at the Pontifical Uni

Thousands sign online petition to remove Madison’s bishop

October 30, 2017 World News Comments Off on Thousands sign online petition to remove Madison’s bishop

MADISON (WKOW) — There’s an online petition being circulated to remove the Bishop of the Diocese of Madison. Bishop Robert Morlino is being criticized for his attitude about the LGTBQ community.  Earlier this week, an email was sent to priests in the diocese saying that they could deny funeral rights for those in same-sex partnerships. The diocese released a statement that said the communication is not official policy, but does meet the approval of Bishop Morlino. The petition was posted on change.org Thursday and has thousands of signatures. Here is the statement from diocese on the matter, as submitted t

Pontifical Academy of Sciences welcomes leftist California Governor Jerry Brown to keynote

October 28, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pontifical Academy of Sciences welcomes leftist California Governor Jerry Brown to keynote

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Pontifical Academy of Sciences is again throwing open its doors to abortion and population control activists. From November 2–4, the Vatican’s scientific academy will host a conference on the environment that will feature, among others, far-left governor of California Jerry Brown, who promotes abortion and gay “marriage.”

Pope calls the “small glass palace” in space

October 27, 2017 World News Comments Off on Pope calls the “small glass palace” in space

Francis spoke for about 25 minutes with the astronauts of the International Space Station. “Thank you for representing the whole human family in the great research project of this space station,” he told them.

WISCONSIN DIOCESE CAUTIONS AGAINST FUNERAL RITES FOR ACTIVE GAYS

October 24, 2017 World News Comments Off on WISCONSIN DIOCESE CAUTIONS AGAINST FUNERAL RITES FOR ACTIVE GAYS

MADISON, Wis. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A Wisconsin diocese is advising priests to be careful with funerals for people who lived a homosexual lifestyle to avoid scandalizing the faithful. In a memo issued on October 21 by James Bartylla, vicar general of the diocese of Madison, headed by Bp. Robert Morlino, Bartylla addressed funerals in Catholic parishes for people who were in “a public union gravely contrary to the natural law,” specifically referring to homosexual civil unions. Although not authored by Bp. Morlino, a Madison diocese statemen