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Texas attorney general targets Catholic nonprofit, alleges it facilitates illegal immigration

February 23, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Texas attorney general targets Catholic nonprofit, alleges it facilitates illegal immigration

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 21, 2024 / 21:15 pm Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to shut down a Catholic nonprofit organization in El Paso based on allegations that the group may be facilitating illegal immigration, harboring immigrants who entered the country illegally, and engaging in human smuggling.  Paxton filed a lawsuit against the nonprofit Annunciation House, which has operated in the state for nearly 50 years. The lawsuit asks the District Court of El Paso County to revoke the organization’s nonprofit registration, which would prohibit it from continuing to operate in Texas. “The chaos at the southern border has created an en

Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

February 17, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

A raucous funeral liturgy for a high-profile trans activist and sex-worker advocate was held Thursday in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, sparking an outcry on social media that the iconic church was misused to advance an ideological agenda at odds with Catholic teaching. The Manhattan cathedral hosted the Feb. 15 funeral service for Cecilia Gentili, an activist who helped to decriminalize sex work in New York, lobbied for “gender identity” to be added as a protected class to the state’s human rights laws, and was a major fundraiser for transgender causes. Organizers reportedly did not disclose to the c

Ted Cruz demands DC preserve bodies of five late-term aborted babies for investigation

February 10, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Ted Cruz demands DC preserve bodies of five late-term aborted babies for investigation

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is demanding that the remains of five late-term aborted babies in Washington, D.C., not be discarded before an autopsy is done to determine whether federal law was violated by the abortionist responsible for their deaths. “To be clear, the remains of these five children are critical evidence in the congressional oversight that the Subcommittee on the Constitution will conduct in the imminent future,” Cruz said in his Feb. 8 letter, addressed to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Francisco Diaz, and D.C. Police Chief Pamela A. Smith. “Should the D.C. medical examiner’s office decide not to conduct timely autopsies, or preserve the bodies of these babies for outside examination, the Senate Judiciary…Continue Reading

Vatican doctrine office releases note on discerning the validity of the sacraments

February 4, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Vatican doctrine office releases note on discerning the validity of the sacraments

The Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) released a note on Saturday on discerning the validity of the sacraments. The new document signed by Pope Francis and DDF Prefect Cardinal Victor Fernández is titled “Gestis Verbisque,” or “Deeds and Words.”  Fernández wrote in his introduction to the text that the note on the sacraments was written “to help bishops in their task as promoters and custodians of the liturgical life of the particular Churches entrusted to them.” “The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith intends to

Bishop Strickland Tapped as CPAC Keynote Speaker

January 28, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Strickland Tapped as CPAC Keynote Speaker

Bishop Joseph Strickland, the former Roman Catholic bishop in Texas who was removed by Pope Francis for his traditional teachings, will be a keynote speaker at the annual CPAC gala dinner next month in Washington, D.C. Strickland, who has risen to national prominence in the wake of his firing by the pope, is set to speak at CPAC’s annual Ronald Reagan Dinner on Feb. 23. CPAC host Matt Schlapp told Newsmax that the bishop has become a national figure who has drawn strong interest from conservatives and others across the nation.

Bishop Strickland champions ‘sanctity of life’ at 2024 March for Life

January 21, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Bishop Strickland champions ‘sanctity of life’ at 2024 March for Life

(LifeSiteNews) –– LifeSiteNews caught up with the beloved former bishop of Tyler, Texas, Joseph Strickland, at the 2024 March for Life in Washington, D.C. this Friday. In an impromptu video recorded by LifeSite’s Louis Knuffke, Strickland praised the large turnout at this year’s march despite the cold and snowy weather, remarking that “the sanctity of life is in all weather and at all times.”

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At What Point Does Pope Francis Totally Undermine His Moral Authority?

January 12, 2024 breaking Comments Off on At What Point Does Pope Francis Totally Undermine His Moral Authority?

By JOSEPH MATT Today we have learned that Pope Francis was aware of the salacious pornographic book written by the current head of the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Victor Fernández who was appointed for that role by the Pope himself. LifesiteNews reported: In an interview with the online Spanish-language newspaper Religión Digital published today, Cardinal Victor Manuel “Tucho” Fernández said that he had warned his fellow Argentinian that there would be trouble about his 1998 work The Mystical Passion the second time he was offered the doctrine chief post. “When the Pope offered me this seat for the second time, I told him this would occur, but he was already clear about that and knew the book as well,” the cardinal said. “It happens…Continue Reading

Illinois bishops forbid promotion of petition seeking parental consent for minors’ abortions, ‘sex changes’

January 12, 2024 breaking Comments Off on Illinois bishops forbid promotion of petition seeking parental consent for minors’ abortions, ‘sex changes’

(LifeSiteNews) — Multiple Illinois bishops are forbidding parishes from hosting drives to sign a petition for a state ballot advisory question aimed at legally requiring parental consent for medical interventions such as abortions and “sex changes” for minors. Along with prohibiting Catholic church-based drives for the petition, the Dioceses of Rockford and Joliet have instructed pastors not to send out mass emails to parishioners about the petition or the group promoting it, the Parents Matter Coalition (PMC). The petition seeks to place on the November 2024 ballot the following advisory question:

FULL LIST: Where do bishops stand on blessings for homosexual couples?

January 10, 2024 breaking Comments Off on FULL LIST: Where do bishops stand on blessings for homosexual couples?

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — Catholic bishops across the world are divided in their stance regarding the offering of blessings to same-sex couples following the December 18 decree approving of such blessing issued by Pope Francis and Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández. “Within the horizon outlined here appears the possibility of blessings for couples in irregular situations and for couples of the same sex, the form of which should not be fixed ritually by ecclesial authorities to avoid producing confusion with the blessing proper to the Sacrament of Marriage,” reads paragraph 31 of the document Fiducia Supplicans. Issued by Fernández as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and