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For A Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim? Is Abortion Ever Allowed For Catholics?

July 28, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on For A Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim? Is Abortion Ever Allowed For Catholics?

By KATIE YODER WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — The Catholic Church teaches that human life is sacred and must be respected and protected from the moment of conception. Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, Catholics — and pro-life Americans in general — are facing new questions about abortion in certain situations, such as the story of a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled from Ohio to Indiana to obtain one.Here is the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion.May a Catholic woman ever get an abortion?Abortion is “never permitted,” according to the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).The U.S. bishops go…Continue Reading

Any Arrests In Attacks On Catholic Churches And Pregnancy Centers?

July 27, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on Any Arrests In Attacks On Catholic Churches And Pregnancy Centers?

By JOE BUKURAS WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) — An arrest has been made in connection with the arson and vandalism of both a Catholic church and a Methodist church in Bethesda, Md., that occurred on July 9 and July 10.Peter Piringer, a spokesman for the Montgomery County fire department, said that charges have been filed against a juvenile and will be handled in juvenile court, The Washington Post reported.Fr. Samuel Giese, pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, told his parishioners the day after the vandalism at Sunday Mass, that he believed the attack was aimed at the church because of its pro-life views.The attack on the Bethesda parish is one of dozens of acts of vandalism and arson…Continue Reading

The “Handshake” Photo Taken Down At A Congressional Hearing

July 26, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on The “Handshake” Photo Taken Down At A Congressional Hearing

By TERENCE P. JEFFREY A congressional hearing on Tuesday, July 19 was suddenly and dramatically interrupted — by the chairwoman conducting it.Her aim: Abort a Republican congressman’s attempt to present the very first photo of a person who is now 22 years old.The scene was the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The title of the hearing: “Roe Reversal: The Impacts of Taking Away the Constitutional Right to an Abortion.”Republican Cong. Gary Palmer of Alabama began to ask a question of Dr. Christina Francis, the CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists.“I want to show a poster,” Palmer said to Francis, as a staffer behind him began to hold up a photograph. “This is world-renown. It has…Continue Reading

When Millionaires And Billionaires Leave, Everyone Loses

July 25, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on When Millionaires And Billionaires Leave, Everyone Loses

By STEPHEN MOORE Liberals are very good at chasing rich people out of their states.Blue states lose billions of tax dollars and many tens of thousands of jobs as a result of the migration of rich people leaving high-tax and high-crime states. It seems to happen nearly every day.Consider Elon Musk. He left California for Texas. He paid $11 billion in federal taxes last year, and the state of California will likely lose billions in tax revenues in his absence — and that doesn’t include all the property and sales taxes that his Tesla employees will now pay in Texas rather than the Golden State. Texas has no state income tax, of course.Then, there is the famous story of investor…Continue Reading

Abortions At The Border

July 24, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on Abortions At The Border

By BARBARA SIMPSON The media have been filled with news about the crisis at the border of this country with Mexico. It’s not a pretty picture. In terms of numbers alone, the latest figures released by the Department of Customs and Border Protection show that 207,416 people were caught crossing the border in June alone.That was down 14 percent since May, but it is still the fourth month in a row that interceptions have been at more than 200,000.A dangerous aspect of the figures was reported by Fox News…that six of those caught were on terror watch lists, which brought the total number of terrorists caught this year so far to 56.Another shocking aspect of these figures is that during…Continue Reading

What Makes Biden So Pugnacious?

July 23, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on What Makes Biden So Pugnacious?

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN That friendly fist bump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman might not have been such a defining moment — had Biden not first set himself up.During the 2020 campaign, Biden said that when he encounters the prince, he would treat him like the “pariah” he was for having authorized the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.As for Biden’s depiction of how he confronted MBS behind closed doors, the Saudis dispute his rendition, and many of his own countrymen disbelieve Biden.Why? Because Joe Biden has a history of painting himself as heroic in personal encounters where few contemporaries recall him that way.The classic is the story Biden has often told of confronting, as…Continue Reading

Pope Francis Appoints Three Women To Dicastery For Bishops

July 22, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on Pope Francis Appoints Three Women To Dicastery For Bishops

By HANNAH BROCKHAUS VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis on Wednesday, July 13 named three women to the Dicastery of Bishops, the Vatican office responsible for evaluating new members of the Catholic Church’s hierarchy.The two religious sisters and one consecrated virgin are the first women to ever be named members of the dicastery.Sr. Raffaella Petrini, a Franciscan, has been secretary general of the Vatican’s governorate, the second-ranking position in the government of the Vatican City State, since November 2021.Sr. Yvonne Reungoat, is superior general of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a branch of the Salesians. In 2019, the French sister was one of the first seven women to be named members of the Vatican department for religious orders.Maria…Continue Reading

Pope Appoints Fairbanks Bishop Zielinski To Lead New Ulm Diocese

July 21, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on Pope Appoints Fairbanks Bishop Zielinski To Lead New Ulm Diocese

By HANNH BROCKHAUS ROME (CNA) — Pope Francis on July 12 appointed former Air Force chaplain and Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski to lead the Diocese of New Ulm, Minn.The seat of the Diocese of New Ulm, which covers almost 10,000 square miles southwest of Minneapolis, has been vacant since August 2020, when Bishop John M. LeVoir resigned at age 74 for health reasons.Zielinski, 57, has been bishop of Fairbanks since 2014. He will be installed in the Diocese of New Ulm on September 27.Before becoming a bishop, Zielinski served for 12 years as an Air Force chaplain; his final two years he was stationed at the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks. He is an…Continue Reading

European Parliament . . . Calls On Vatican To Support Cardinal Zen

July 20, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on European Parliament . . . Calls On Vatican To Support Cardinal Zen

STRASBOURG, France (CNA) — The European Parliament has called on the Vatican “to give full support to Cardinal Zen” and told the Holy See it should “strengthen its diplomatic efforts and its leverage on the Chinese authorities.”In a resolution passed on July 7, the parliament condemned the arrest of the 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong by Chinese authorities and demanded that all charges against him be dropped.Cardinal Zen was charged in a Hong Kong court on May 24 with four other prominent democracy advocates who were all trustees of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which helped pro-democracy protesters to pay their legal fees.In the non-binding resolution passed on July 7, the EU parliament decried the arrest of Zen as…Continue Reading

The Democratic Party Is Cracking Up . . . But Republicans Seem Incapable Of Taking Advantage

July 19, 2022 Featured Today Comments Off on The Democratic Party Is Cracking Up . . . But Republicans Seem Incapable Of Taking Advantage

By NEIL PATEL The real problem for the Democratic Party is not President Joe Biden. He’s a huge problem, of course, but their real problems run much deeper. The Democrats have an unmanageable coalition and are unable to cobble it together into anything even semi-coherent. If Republican leaders were attuned to this dynamic, they could dominate like perhaps never before, but they have failed to do so.Biden has been a historically terrible president. Biden was not the first choice for many Democratic primary voters. Democrats turned to him mainly because he seemed like the least risky candidate to run against Donald Trump. He was clearly past his prime, but he was the low-risk alternative with lots of governing experience. The…Continue Reading