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Italy is dying: Country’s birth rate drops to its lowest level in history

February 22, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Italy is dying: Country’s birth rate drops to its lowest level in history

ROME, Italy, February 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Italy welcomed its smallest number of newborns in 2019, leading its president to foretell the country’s doom. “This is a problem that concerns the very existence of our country,” said Sergio Mattarella, 78. “The fabric of our country is weakening, and everything must be done to counter this phenomenon.”

Bishop Schneider analyzes Pope’s Amazon text: ‘a glimmer of hope’ despite deficiencies

February 20, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Schneider analyzes Pope’s Amazon text: ‘a glimmer of hope’ despite deficiencies

ROME, February 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In a new in-depth analysis of the apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia, Bishop Athanasius Schneider has praised what he views as Pope Francis’ decision not to weaken priestly celibacy or open the door to a female “diaconate.” But he has also criticized the “lamentable doctrinal ambiguities and errors” that he says the document contains. The auxiliary bishop of St. Mary in Astana, Kazakhstan, maintains that Querida Amazonia’s stance on priestly celibacy and female “deacons” represents “a glimmer of hope amid the ongoing conf

Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China

February 15, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China

NEW YORK, February 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The communist-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association “has always been objectively schismatic” and remains that way “but with the blessing from the Holy See,” Cardinal Joseph Zen said today. Cardinal Zen sat down with LifeSite for a one-on-one interview in New York today.

POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

February 12, 2020 breaking Comments Off on POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION

1. The beloved Amazon region stands before the world in all its splendour, its drama and its mystery. God granted us the grace of focusing on that region during the Synod held in Rome from 6-27 October last, which concluded by issuing its Final Document, The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. The significance of this Exhortation 2. During the Synod, I listened to the presentations and read with interest the reports of the discussion groups. In this Exhortation, I wish to offer my own response to this process of dialogue and discernment. I will not go into all of the issues treated at length in the final document. Nor do I claim to replace…Continue Reading

Pope Francis’ Amazon exhortation calls for holiness, not married priests

February 12, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Pope Francis’ Amazon exhortation calls for holiness, not married priests

Vatican City, Feb 12, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis published his response to the Vatican’s 2019 Amazon synod in an apostolic exhortation Wednesday. Despite widespread speculation following the synod, the pope does not call for married priests, but seeks to expand “horizons beyond conflicts.” Querida Amazonia, Pope Francis’s much-anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation, presents the pope’s “four great dreams” for the Pan-Amazonian region’s ecological preservation and “Amazonian holiness.” The exhortation does not quote from recommendations made by bishops at the Vatican’s October meeting on the Amazon. Instead, Pope Francis “officially present[s]” the synod’s final document alongside his exhortation, asking “everyone to read

Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood Today ‘Is in Mortal Danger’

February 8, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Cardinal Sarah: The Priesthood Today ‘Is in Mortal Danger’

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Robert Sarah has made a further impassioned plea not to weaken the mandatory celibacy rule for priests, saying it would be a catastrophe that would amount to an “attack on the Church and her mystery.” In an exclusive Feb. 7 interview with the Register in advance of the publication later this month of the English translation of From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy and the Crisis of the Catholic Church, his new book on the priesthood with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in English, the Guinean cardinal explains why he and Benedict wrote the book — namely to warn that separating celibacy from the priesthood, even just as an exception, would remove the priest’s imitation of Christ as…Continue Reading

Bishop Strickland Calls Out Bishop Bode . . .

February 7, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Strickland Calls Out Bishop Bode . . .

Bishop Bode…I respectfully call you as one bishop to another to return to the truth of the Deposit of Faith for your salvation and for the good of the Church. Your statement that Christ became a human being but not a man is ridiculous & heretical. I cannot stand by in silence!

Joe Biden Claims He “Respects Religious Freedom,” But Will Force Christians to Fund Abortions

February 3, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Joe Biden Claims He “Respects Religious Freedom,” But Will Force Christians to Fund Abortions

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden is claiming that he would “respect religious freedom” as president. But he would force Christians to fund abortions if he gets the nomination and defeats President Donald Trump. Here’s the video Biden posted on Twitter putting his lack of self-awareness on full display:

Abp Viganò raises concerns about Cardinal in charge of next papal election

January 31, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Abp Viganò raises concerns about Cardinal in charge of next papal election

ROME, January 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) —  In a new testimony touching upon the election of the next Pope, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has alleged that the cardinal whom Pope Francis recently approved to preside over the next papal conclave was involved in covering up the misdeeds of infamous Legionary of Christ founder, Marciel Maciel. In a statement released on January 31 and titled “The faithful have the right to know” (see official English text below), Archbishop Viganò asserts that Pope Francis’s confirmation of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri as Vice-Dean of the College of Cardinals is a “masterpiece of deception.” On Saturday, January 2

Fox Allows Super Bowl Ad With Drag Queens, Won’t Approve Pro-Life Commercial

January 30, 2020 breaking Comments Off on Fox Allows Super Bowl Ad With Drag Queens, Won’t Approve Pro-Life Commercial

FOX Sports apparently has no problem airing controversial ads during the 2020 Super Bowl — just not a pro-life commercial. According to NBC News, this year’s big game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will include a commercial featuring drag queens/LGBTQ activists. Meanwhile, pro-life advocates with the new Faces of Choice organization said they have been waiting at least six months for an answer from FOX about their ad. The drag queen ad from Sabra hummus already is stirring up controversy. It features drag queens Kim Chi and Miz Cracker from “R