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Archbishop Viganò clarifies points arising from new interview

June 15, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Archbishop Viganò clarifies points arising from new interview

ROME, June 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of two recent pieces in the Washington Post relating to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, an article and an extended interview (the first the archbishop has granted since his initial allegations concerning Pope Francis), renewed insinuations and smears have been directed at the former diplomat of the Holy See. In his June 10 interview, the archbishop claims that the actions so far taken against McCarrick are chiefly inspired by a desire to prevent a trial of the former cardinal, which might expose the complicity of other churchmen in his actions and the ensuing coverup.

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers

June 14, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers

Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming * Pope Francis tells top energy executives to act now * Pontiff urges world to heed scientific findings

U.S Bishops Approve the Revised Passage on the Death Penalty for the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults

June 14, 2019 breaking Comments Off on U.S Bishops Approve the Revised Passage on the Death Penalty for the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults

BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved the revised passage on the death penalty for the U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults. The full body of bishops approved the revised passage by a vote of 194 to 8 with 3 abstentions at their Spring General Assembly taking place in Baltimore, June 11-14. On August 2, 2018, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released the Holy Father’s revision to the teaching on the death penalty in the universal Catechism of the Catholic Church (no. 2267). In response, the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the USCCB prepared a n

Democrats Fail to Get Enough Votes to Force Americans to Fund Abortions

June 12, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Democrats Fail to Get Enough Votes to Force Americans to Fund Abortions

House Democrats failed to garner enough support Monday for a measure to force American taxpayers to pay for abortions. The Washington Examiner reports the amendment came from a group of progressive Democrats who want to remove the Hyde Amendment from a Congressional spending bill. The Hyde Amendment prohibits taxpayer funding of abortions in Medicaid. The Democrats pushing the measure were U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts, Barbara Lee, of California, Pramila Jayapal, of Washington, Diana DeGette, of Colorado, and Jan Schakowsky, of Illinois, a

Cdl Burke, Bp Schneider issue ‘declaration of truths’ to correct rampant ‘doctrinal confusion’ in Church

June 10, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Cdl Burke, Bp Schneider issue ‘declaration of truths’ to correct rampant ‘doctrinal confusion’ in Church

ROME, June 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, together with several other bishops, have issued a public declaration of truths of the faith to remedy the “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation” endangering the spiritual health and eternal salvation of souls in the Church today

Archbishop who called on pope to resign gives 1st interview since self-imposed exile

June 10, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Archbishop who called on pope to resign gives 1st interview since self-imposed exile

ROME – In the instant he became one of the most controversial figures in modern Catholic Church history, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò went dark. The retired Vatican ambassador to Washington wrote a bombshell letter last summer calling on Pope Francis to resign on the grounds that he had tolerated a known sexual abuser. As that letter was published, Viganò turned off his phone, told friends he was disappearing, and let the church sort through the fallout

How online vitriol silences fundamental truths: Twitter mob erupts over priest’s modesty tweet

June 9, 2019 breaking Comments Off on How online vitriol silences fundamental truths: Twitter mob erupts over priest’s modesty tweet

June 7, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – What happened to Father Kevin Cusick with his Twitter account this week typifies the fallen state of the world and social media discourse today. Word spread Wednesday among Catholics on the social media platform that Father Cusick’s account had been banned or deleted, depending on who was tweeting about it. Cusick, a Catholic p

On pro-life vs. pro-abortion, the United States are more divided than ever

June 8, 2019 breaking Comments Off on On pro-life vs. pro-abortion, the United States are more divided than ever

As broken down by NBC News, the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia — forming a chain — along with Utah have passed strong pro-life bills. (In the vocabulary of NBC, of course, these are “anti-abortion” laws.) Of interest is the fact that in most of these states, the bill passed with overwhelming approval in each of the legislative houses. For example, the Alabama bill, prohibiting most abortions, with severe penalties for abortion practitioners, passed by a vote of 74-3 in the House and 25-6 in the Senate. That’s what you call decisive. In Missouri, where most abortions after 8 weeks

Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

June 7, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

Springfield, Ill., Jun 6, 2019 / 04:05 am (CNA).- The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of their work to pass the state Reproductive Health Act. The bishop also directed the Catholic legislators who have voted for legislation promoting abortion should not present themselves to recieve Holy Communiion until they have first gone to confession. “In accord with canon 915 of the Code

Catholic Church spent $10M on lobbying to delay statute of limitations reforms: report

June 6, 2019 breaking Comments Off on Catholic Church spent $10M on lobbying to delay statute of limitations reforms: report

The U.S. Catholic Church spent more than $10 million on lobbyists over seven years to delay statute of limitations reforms from going into effect in eight states, according to a new report. The church paid for lobbying efforts in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island between 2011 and 2018, the report, which was reportedly commissioned by law firms representing survivors of church sexual abuse, found. Each state’s legislatur