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Cardinal DiNardo discharged from hospital, expected to make full recovery

March 24, 2019 World News Comments Off on Cardinal DiNardo discharged from hospital, expected to make full recovery

Houston, Texas, Mar 21, 2019 / 08:59 am (CNA).- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has been released from the hospital, following a mild stroke last week, his archdiocese announced March 20. The cardinal, who serves as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, is expected to make a full recovery. DiNardo had suffered a stroke on the evening of March 15,

Montreal priest stabbed at Mass ‘eager’ to return

March 24, 2019 World News Comments Off on Montreal priest stabbed at Mass ‘eager’ to return

Montreal, Canada, Mar 23, 2019 / 03:19 pm (CNA).- Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal Friday morning. The 77-year-old priest said in a statement that the words of support he had received “warm my heart and allow me to contemplate these difficult moments peacefully.” He said he was in good health and still processing the Friday attack, CBC News reports. Celine Barbeau, a spokespe

Montreal-archbishop-responds-to-priests-stabbing

March 23, 2019 World News Comments Off on Montreal-archbishop-responds-to-priests-stabbing

The Archbishop of Montreal, Christian Lépine, has released a statement regarding Friday morning’s attack on Fr. Claude Grou, a religious of Holy Cross and rector of St. Joseph Oratory. “Father Grou suffered some injuries, however, thank God, he is not in danger,” Lépine stated. On Friday, Grou was stabbed while offering morning Mass. Security guards arrested the perpetrator and Grou was immediately rushed to the hospital.

Rorate interviews Professor Roberto de Mattei regarding Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis on the subject of a heretic Pope.

March 23, 2019 World News Comments Off on Rorate interviews Professor Roberto de Mattei regarding Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s analysis on the subject of a heretic Pope.

 – Professor de Mattei, would you care to give us your opinion on the study His Excellency Monsignor Schneider made on a “heretic Pope”? – I consider it an important document. Firstly, Monsignor Schneider is one of the most esteemed among contemporary bishops for his patristic culture and personal piety. Secondly, the subject is of very great interest and Monsignor Schneider had the courage to address it openly, unambiguously and uncompromisingly. – Regarding this document, what points do you most agree with? – First of all, I agree completely with Monsignor Schneider when he admits the possibility that a Pope can “promote doctrinal errors or heresies”, even if never ex cathedra. The hypothesis of 

Chinese president will likely snub the Holy See, Pope Francis while in Rome

March 22, 2019 World News Comments Off on Chinese president will likely snub the Holy See, Pope Francis while in Rome

VATICAN CITY, March 20, 2019, LifeSiteNews — Despite entering into a controversial, lopsided agreement with the Vatican last September in which China gained greater control over the Chinese Catholic Church, President Xi Jinping will evidently snub the Holy See while visiting Rome this week. Vatican sources told Reuters that although there have been some behind-the-scenes discussions, Chinese officials have not requested a meeting between Xi Jinping and Pope Francis. It is customary for he

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Myself, as a Catholic, Believe…’

March 16, 2019 World News Comments Off on Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Myself, as a Catholic, Believe…’

(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her press briefing on Thursday that she wants to “salute” the Green New Deal and went on to explain that “as a Catholic” she believes—“as do many of our Evangelical friends”—that we have a responsibility to be good stewards of creation. “And it is a moral issue,” Pelosi said. “We all have a responsibility to pass this planet on to future generations in a responsible way. “I myself, as a Catho

Pope Francis warns against gossip, forgetting one’s own sinfulness

March 4, 2019 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis warns against gossip, forgetting one’s own sinfulness

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2019 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- In a visit to a Roman parish on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to stop gossiping and ruminating on the shortcomings of other people, and to instead focus on repenting of their own sins. “The Lord wants to teach us not to go criticizing others, not to look at the defects of others: look first at yours, your faults,” the pope said in an unprepared homily March 3. Imagining that someone might say to him, “B

Catholic network Salt + Light stands by CEO Fr. Rosica despite plagiarism

March 3, 2019 World News Comments Off on Catholic network Salt + Light stands by CEO Fr. Rosica despite plagiarism

TORONTO, March 2, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation is standing by Father Thomas Rosica, the network’s CEO, despite revelations of his extensive plagiarism going back almost 30 years. Meanwhile, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says it is conducting a review of works it has published by Fr. Rosica. He has long served as a close advisor to Canada’s bishops. In a statement made yesterday, the Chair of the Board of Directors, media mogul Tony Gagliano, made the Salt + Light Board’s support clear. “For the past sixteen year

Measure to protect babies who survive abortion fails in Senate 53-44

February 26, 2019 World News Comments Off on Measure to protect babies who survive abortion fails in Senate 53-44

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Senate in an evening vote Feb. 25 failed to pass a measure sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, to require that babies born alive after an abortion be given medical attention and “the same protection of law as any newborn.” The Born-Alive Survivors Protection Act failed in a 53-44 vote. Sixty votes were needed for passage

Prosecutors drop second trial against Cardinal George Pell

February 26, 2019 World News Comments Off on Prosecutors drop second trial against Cardinal George Pell

Melbourne, Australia, Feb 25, 2019 / 06:21 pm (CNA).- Prosecutors have abandoned a planned second trial against Australian Cardinal George Pell, who was convicted in December 2018 on five charges of the sexual abuse of minors. Pell is reported to be filing an immediate appeal against the December verdict. The cardinal is expected to be sentenced in the coming days – as soon as Feb. 27. Given the nature of the charges, it remains to be