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New documents prove Planned Parenthood profited from selling aborted body parts: pro-life group

January 30, 2016 World News Comments Off

HOUSTON, January 29, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-life organization has released documents that may show Planned Parenthood illegally profited from the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, furthering a Texas state investigation and possibly triggering a new grand jury in Harris County. The new receipts show that Planned Parethood charges for each body part obtained, as pro-life advocates had maintained all along


January 26, 2016 World News Comments Off

Bill Donohue comments on a remark made by Donald Trump’s national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson: On December 18, 2011, Katrina Pierson sent the following tweet: “Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church

Faithful Catholic Education Offers Understanding of True Freedom, Says Archbishop Lucas

January 26, 2016 World News Comments Off

Catholic education prepares students to live a life of faith, but also offers students a true understanding of God-given freedom in an environment in which they can grow in virtue, said Archbishop George Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Neb., in a video released last week. “God has given us the gift of free will and it is God’s design for us that we be free, that we just not be all over the place, but that we really use our freedom to choose what’s right and good for ourselves and for others,” Archbishop Lucas said. “As I reflect back on my own education in Catholic schools, I really am grateful for that cultivation of a – See more at:

NFL star who refused to meet Obama over abortion gives powerful talk at March for Life

January 23, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All the speakers at the 2016 March for Life play a pivotal role – but only one was regularly called an MVP. Matt Birk, the former center for the Minnesota Vikings and the Baltimore Ravens, proclaimed his support for women and unborn children this afternoon from the frosty dais of the March for Life. Birk explained the reasons his family attended the 43rd annual right-to-life event in a brief, straightforward, heartfelt speech. “I’m a football player,” he said. “I’ll keep it simple.”

2016 March for Life heats up blizzard-stricken Washington (PHOTOS)

January 23, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The blizzard snows are falling on the nation’s capital, layering the city in a blanket of frost that could be two to three feet thick by tomorrow morning. But for awhile this afternoon, the 43rd annual March for Light brought an inner warmth to the city. Numerous speakers made reference to the snow storm, which may dump up to two inches of snow an hour on Washington this evening. “It’s inspiring to see you all out here even with Snowmageddon barreling down on us,” said keynote speaker Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard

SPECIAL REPORT: Planned Parenthood Offices Located Near Half of Catholic Colleges, Alarming Pro-Life Leaders

January 20, 2016 World News Comments Off

Half of all four-year, residential Catholic colleges in the U.S. are within five miles of Planned Parenthood facilities, a study by The Cardinal Newman Society has found. Catholic pro-life leaders warn that the close proximity of these Planned Parenthood centers threatens the well-being of students and the culture of Catholic campuses. Planned Parenthood is, by its mission, directly opposed to Catholic values on sexuality, artificial contraception and abortion. Many of its centers perform abortions and distribute contraceptives. – See more at:

81 percent of Americans support dramatically stronger pro-life reforms: Poll

January 20, 2016 World News Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – An overwhelmingly majority – including two-thirds of self-described “pro-choice” Americans – would support greatly strengthening laws that protect the unborn, according to a new poll released this morning. In all, 81 percent of Americans say abortion should be restricted to the first trimester of pregnancy at the latest, according to a new Marist Poll. The poll found that women (82 percent) were more likely to support such a law than the national average. Surprisingly, 66 percent of voters who call themselves “pro-choice” also support such a legal change. The poll found that 60 percent of Americans would curtail late-term abortions that occur after 20

New initiative aims to make Catholic men ‘watchmen’

January 17, 2016 World News Comments Off

For years, Chad Crow has attended the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ annual conference for men. And the father of four, who is a parishioner at Transfiguration in Oakdale, said that he and other men who attend the conference typically get a lot out of it. The difficulty, he said, is that they didn’t find a lot of support for men’s spirituality once they left the conference center and returned to their homes, jobs and parishes. “It’s like we were all dressed up but had nowhere to go,” he said, noting that while there were many programs that effectively catered to women’s spiritual needs, it was difficult to find suitable equivalents for men. But Crow and other Catholic men…Continue Reading

Vatican Parishes Are Now Welcoming Refugees

January 15, 2016 World News Comments Off

Diocese of Rome Responds to Holy Father’s September Invitation for Parishes to Host a Family of Refugees January 15, 2016  By ZENIT Staff Responding to Pope Francis’ appeal this September, Vatican parishes have begun welcoming refugee families. In his Sept. 6 Angelus address, the Holy Father called on all European parishes and religious communities to take in one refugee family, as the United Nation recognizes the record number of people trying to enter Europe, mostly from Syria, Eritrea, and Afghanistan. “Every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family,” Francis requested, after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. As we witness the “tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees…Continue Reading

Planned Parenthood sues group that exposed its trafficking of babies’ body parts

January 15, 2016 World News Comments Off

Ben Johnson IRVINE, CA, January 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood has filed a lawsuit against the organization that exposed their practice of receiving financial remuneration for collecting the body parts and tissues of aborted babies. Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress today, accusing the group of violating numerous state and federal laws, including the Federal Racketeering and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act – a law intended to prosecute the Mafia. Its legal brief describes CMP as a “complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists” that engaged in “large-scale illegal taping” intended “to demonize Planned Parenthood, harass and intimidate its dedicated staff, and interrupt its operations, all with the ultimate goal of interfering with women’s access to…Continue Reading