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Trump official says US is ‘pro-life country’ at United Nations

March 23, 2018 World News Comments Off on Trump official says US is ‘pro-life country’ at United Nations

NEW YORK, March 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Trump official is making waves at the United Nations for vocally defying the international organization’s conventional wisdom on abortion. Two unnamed UN diplomats have told the UK Independent that Bethany Kozma, a senior adviser at the US Agency for International Development’s office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, recently declared that the “US is a pro-life country” during a private meeting.

Conservative paper pressured into suspending publication

March 22, 2018 World News Comments Off on Conservative paper pressured into suspending publication

Students reacted with “fear” and “anger” after several professors at Taylor University, a Christian college in Indiana, started an “underground” publication to challenge “social justice” from a conservative, Christian perspective. The paper has temporarily suspended publication amid public condemnations from both students and the university administration, but plans to restore its website at some p

Student Planning Abortion Protest After School Shooting Walkout

March 22, 2018 World News Comments Off on Student Planning Abortion Protest After School Shooting Walkout

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Last week they protested gun violence. This week, Rocklin High School students are using social media to organize a pro-life walkout using the hashtag #life. “To honor all the lives of aborted babies pretty much. All the millions of aborted babies every year,” said organizer Brandon Gillespie. He says his history teacher inspired the ide

What US Catholics see as Pope Francis’ most notable action

March 18, 2018 World News Comments Off on What US Catholics see as Pope Francis’ most notable action
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Washington D.C., Mar 17, 2018 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- What has been Pope Francis’ most notable action so far in his papacy? A group of some 300 U.S. Catholics was recently asked this question in a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center, drawing a multitude of responses. Participants were asked to explain in their own words the most noteworthy thing Pope Francis has accomplished during his past

Vatican admits doctoring photo of Benedict’s letter praising Pope Francis

March 14, 2018 World News Comments Off on Vatican admits doctoring photo of Benedict’s letter praising Pope Francis

VATICAN, March 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — One of the world’s leading news agencies has said the Vatican breached journalistic standards by doctoring a photo of a letter from Benedict XVI praising Pope Francis. According to the Associated Press, the doctoring affected the meaning of the letter. The AP has reported the Vatican admitted on Wednesday that it digitally manipulated a photo sent out to media outlets to rebut critics of Pope Francis, who believe some aspects of his teach

Cardinal Müller: The Pope has no power to change Humanae Vitae

March 9, 2018 World News Comments Off on Cardinal Müller: The Pope has no power to change Humanae Vitae

ROME, March 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Pope has no power to change or relax the Church’s ban on artificial contraception, just as he can never allow women to be ordained, Cardinal Gerhard Müller said on Wednesday. The former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine for the Faith was speaking at a book launch at the Lateran University in Rome. The launch was hosted by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute and was attended by key Vatican figures. His remarks on the infallibility of Humanae Vitae’s teaching were supported by comments made at the same event by Professor Livio

Catholic bishops stand by spokesman after racism comment

March 7, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic bishops stand by spokesman after racism comment

New Mexico’s three Catholic bishops on Tuesday rejected a call by 33 Republican state legislators to punish the Catholic Church’s spokesman for saying racism played a part in the defeat of an initiative to expand early childhood education. In fact, Santa Fe Archbishop John C. Wester, Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces and Bishop James Wall of Gallup released a statement saying that “structural racism took root long before our time” and that the history of the fund that would have been used for more early childhood programs “is based in inequitable and unfair policy practices.”

Jim Caviezel tells university students to ‘stand out’ and ‘be saints’

March 6, 2018 World News Comments Off on Jim Caviezel tells university students to ‘stand out’ and ‘be saints’

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic actor Jim Caviezel, who famously played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, told university students on Sunday that they must set themselves apart from this “corrupt generation” and “be saints.” “You weren’t made to ‘fit in,’ my brothers and sisters. You were born to stand out. Set yourself apart from this corrupt generation. Be saints,” he s

Catholic hierarchy to be confronted over gender inequality

March 5, 2018 World News Comments Off on Catholic hierarchy to be confronted over gender inequality

“Powerful vested interests” within the Catholic church are being challenged at a conference in Rome on International Women’s Day as calls grow for women to be given positions of authority and influence in the church. In a sign that a new assertive mood around women’s rights has reached the Vatican, the Voices of Faith gathering will on Thursday hear demands for bold steps towards gender equality within the male-dominated church. Meanwhile a manifesto of women for the church, which calls for women’s roles that “are coherent with our competences and cap

Study shows why young Catholics leave the church

March 3, 2018 World News Comments Off on Study shows why young Catholics leave the church

They stopped believing in God. They saw a disconnect between what Catholics say and what they do. They disagreed with the church’s stance on social issues such as homosexuality and birth control. They are the growing numbers of young Catholics leaving the church — the focus of a new national study to examine why they’re departing and where they’re landing. It’s an issue that worries church leaders across the country. “Leaving the [Catholic] church crosses all age grou