Friday 22nd September 2017

Home » World News » Recent Articles:

Fireworks at U.S. Bishops’ meeting as Francis-appointed Cardinals oppose permanent religious liberty committee

June 16, 2017 World News Comments Off on Fireworks at U.S. Bishops’ meeting as Francis-appointed Cardinals oppose permanent religious liberty committee

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted 132 to 53 today to approve the establishment of a permanent Standing Committee for Religious Liberty. Five bishops abstained from voting. The USCCB formed the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for three years in September 2011. It was then extended for another three-year term. Today’s vote was on making this committee a permanent part of the USCCB, funded independently of the conference and thus not affecting its budget. The Committee will be under the USCCB’s Department of

What can priests practically do to combat the porn epidemic?

June 15, 2017 World News Comments Off on What can priests practically do to combat the porn epidemic?

Washington D.C., Jun 14, 2017 / 02:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Online pornography is one of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on par with cocaine and gambling. Once confined to the pages of a smuggled Playboy magazine, pornography can now be in the hands of anyone with a smartphone, and is more prolific and anonymous than ever. PornHub, one of the world’s largest sites with porn video streaming, reports that it averages 75 million viewers per day,

Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

June 15, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic community offers prayer, supplies for London fire victims

London, England, Jun 14, 2017 / 01:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic bishops of Westminster offered their prayers and local parishes opened their doors to offer aid and supplies to those affected by a massive fire at an apartment complex in west London on Wednesday. “We pray for all the residents of the Grenfell Tower. I pray particularly for those who have suffered injury, those who have died, and all the residents who are left without a home today, and the entire community that has been affected,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols in a

Ohio tries again to ban abortions after heartbeat begins

June 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Ohio tries again to ban abortions after heartbeat begins

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – On Tuesday, two Ohio representatives reintroduced legislation protecting babies with detectable heartbeats from abortion. Last year, Republican Gov. John Kasich vetoed the measure when it came to his desk. The human heart begins to beat around 21 days after conception. Usually called the “Heartbeat Bill,” if passed, this legislation would make Ohio the state with the most protections for children in the womb.

Abortion clinic loses fight to silence LifeSite, but plans emergency appeal

June 12, 2017 World News Comments Off on Abortion clinic loses fight to silence LifeSite, but plans emergency appeal

TORONTO, June 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — LifeSiteNews won a victory in court today by successfully opposing a publication ban on the identities of abortionists targeting a pro-life activist. But the legal battle continues as the Crown in Ontario has signalled it will launch an emergency appeal to quash the ruling. The Crown is seeking a publication ban in the trial of pro-life activist Mary Wagner at the request of an abortion facility. Wagner is charged with one count of mischief and seven of breach of probation after allegedly entering a Toronto abortion facility in December as part of her efforts to save babies from abortion. After Judge Rick Libman ruled on the publication ban, Crown

Incredible Story . . . Winner of ‘Romania’s Got Talent’ is a 14-year-old girl without arms and femurs

June 8, 2017 World News Comments Off on Incredible Story . . . Winner of ‘Romania’s Got Talent’ is a 14-year-old girl without arms and femurs

June 6, 2017 (Family News) — When she first showed up in front of the cameras at the live show, with her serene sweet face, she looked as a much smaller child. She is a short person because her legs miss about half their length. She was born with both her femurs missing – the bones which would have made the long upper part of her legs. Also, she has no arms. She said she would sing. And play the piano. “

Bring Back Christendom

June 7, 2017 World News Comments Off on Bring Back Christendom

By now you may have come across the controversy spun up over the weekend when Rep. Clay Higgins, the new congressman from Louisiana’s 3rd District, sent an outraged reaction to the London Bridge jihadist attacks over Facebook. The bulk of what Higgins said was remarkable only for the florid and perhaps overwrought language he used in saying it. “Not one penny of American treasure should be granted to any nation who harbors these heathen animals,” he thundered. And perhaps “heathen animals” is a bit hot for a member of Congress to inject into the public discussion – but what Higgins said is, in fact, American policy. We impose economic sanctions on state sponsors of terror, do we not? Epithets aside,…Continue Reading

The Organization Every Parent Needs to Know About

June 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on The Organization Every Parent Needs to Know About

Did you know there’s an organization of pediatricians and other child health professionals whose policies likely support your values as Catholic parents and grandparents? The American College of Pediatricians (not to be confused with the American Academy of Pediatrics) actually makes these claims and recommendations on its website: The married, father-mother family unit is foundational to healthy childrearing. The ideal family in which to rear and nurture children consists of two biological parents in a harmonious marriage.

Ivanka Trump’s ‘pride’ tweets upset LGBT activists and people of faith

June 6, 2017 World News Comments Off on Ivanka Trump’s ‘pride’ tweets upset LGBT activists and people of faith

June 5, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump went out of her way to celebrate June as “LGBT Pride Month” on Twitter, but many homosexual and transgender activists were having none of it. Neither was at least one fellow Orthodox Jew, who said it was “massively offensive” for Ivanka — as a professed follower of Orthodox Judaism — to “honor” homosexual “pride” in the same tweet mentioning Shavuot (Shavu’ot), the Jewish holiday Feast of Weeks celebrating God’s gift of the Torah to his people.

Catholic parish hosts gay dance party for Lady Gaga’s LGBT charity. Seriously

June 4, 2017 World News Comments Off on Catholic parish hosts gay dance party for Lady Gaga’s LGBT charity. Seriously

June 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Blessed Sacrament Church in the Archdiocese of New York has announced that its “Gay Fellowship” group will be partnering with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Foundation” to hold a fundraising dance in the parish hall. John Gasdaska with ‘husband’ Wright Moore According to promotional materials displayed on the parish website, the event, which is styled a “dance party,” is called “Moving With the Spirit,” and will feature “cocktails, cabaret, silent auction, and dancing.” It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17. The parish’s “Gay Fellowship” is