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Vatican and USCCB leave transgender policy texts unpublished

December 18, 2021 World News Comments Off on Vatican and USCCB leave transgender policy texts unpublished

While U.S. bishops have made headlines for releasing policies addressing gender identity and pastoral ministry, guidelines on the subject have been drafted but not published by both the U.S. bishops’ conference and the Vatican’s doctrinal office, leaving diocesan bishops to address the issue at the local level.

Biden says Pope Francis told him to continue receiving communion, amid scrutiny over pro-abortion policies

October 29, 2021 World News Comments Off on Biden says Pope Francis told him to continue receiving communion, amid scrutiny over pro-abortion policies

President Biden said that Pope Francis, during their meeting Friday in Vatican City, told him that he should continue to receive communion, amid heightened scrutiny of the Catholic president’s pro-abortion policies.  The president, following the approximately 90-minute-long meeting, a key part of his trip to Italy for the G20, told reporters details of their discussions.  Biden said that Francis told him that he should keep

Federal judge rules in favor of Gov. DeSantis’ mask mandate ban

September 18, 2021 World News Comments Off on Federal judge rules in favor of Gov. DeSantis’ mask mandate ban

MIAMI (LifeSiteNews) – A federal judge this week handed Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis another legal victory on his mask mandate ban for schools. On Wednesday, Judge K. Michael Moore of the Southern District of Florida denied a petition from a group of parents to block a recent order by DeSantis that effectively nullifies masking requirements imposed by school districts. DeSantis’ executive order directed state agencies to d

The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

September 11, 2021 World News Comments Off on The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

Priests have a duty to remind Catholics not to receive the Eucharist in a state of serious sin and to make confession easily available, a Nigerian cardinal said at the International Eucharistic Congress on Thursday. “It is still the doctrine of the Church that anyone who knows himself or herself to be in a state of serious sin which distances him from the love of God should not move forward to receive the Holy Communion simply because everybody is going,” Cardinal John Onaiyekan said

Donald Trump takes a swipe at Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him

September 7, 2021 World News Comments Off on Donald Trump takes a swipe at Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him

Donald Trump complained about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him in 2020. The former president made the comments in a conference call featuring religious leaders. The move could be seen to shore up his religious conservative base ahead of the next election. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Former president Donald Trump complained about Catholics and Jews who did not vote for him in the 2020 election despite all he did for their communities.

Y Gov. Kathy Hochul Admits Andrew Cuomo Covered Up COVID Deaths, 12,000 More Died Than Reported

August 26, 2021 World News Comments Off on Y Gov. Kathy Hochul Admits Andrew Cuomo Covered Up COVID Deaths, 12,000 More Died Than Reported

When it comes to protecting people from COVID, Andrew Cuomo is already the worst governor in America. New York has the second highest death rate per capita, in part because he signed an executive order putting COVID patients in nursing homes that sealed the deaths of perhaps as many as 15,000 seniors. But it’s even worse. Cuomo’s lieutenant governor, who became governor this week after Cuomo’s resignation in disgrace, has just admitted that the numbers are event higher. According to NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, 12,000 more people, potentially including seniors at nursing hom

Prayers For Cardinal Burke . . . U.S. Cardinal Burke says he has tested positive for COVID-19

August 12, 2021 World News Comments Off on Prayers For Cardinal Burke . . . U.S. Cardinal Burke says he has tested positive for COVID-19

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — U.S. Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said he has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. In an Aug. 10 tweet, he wrote: “Praised be Jesus Christ! I wish to inform you that I have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Thanks be to God, I am resting comfortably and receiving excellent medical care. Please pray for me as I begin my recovery. Let us trust in Divine Providence. God bless you.” The 73-year-old cardinal, a native of La Crosse, Wisconsin, served as bishop of that diocese from 1995 to 2004, as archbishop of St. Louis fro

Democrats Block Amendment Banning Late-Term Abortions, Stopping Abortions Up to Birth

August 12, 2021 World News Comments Off on Democrats Block Amendment Banning Late-Term Abortions, Stopping Abortions Up to Birth

Senate Democrats have blocked an amendment that would ban abortions on babies older than 20 weeks. During consideration of the multi-trillion spending package, pro-life Louisiana Senator John Kennedy filed an amendment to ban late-term abortions, but Democrats steadfastly support killing babies in abortions up to birth and they rejected it on a mostly party-line vote. Kennedy offered an amendment to the Senate budget resolution that would penalize abortion businesses that kill unborn babies with a gestational age of 20 weeks or more. Senate Democrats blocked Kennedy’s amendment 51-48, with all Democrats voting no exce

Transgender student wins as U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs bathroom appeal

June 28, 2021 World News Comments Off on Transgender student wins as U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs bathroom appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to a transgender former public high school student who waged a six-year legal battle against a Virginia county school board that had barred him from using the bathroom corresponding with his gender identity. The justices left in place a lower court’s ruling that the Gloucester County School Board had acted unlawfully in preventing Gavin Grimm from using the boys’ bathroom before he gradua

New York priest accused by security guard of assault confirms charges have now been dropped

June 18, 2021 World News Comments Off on New York priest accused by security guard of assault confirms charges have now been dropped

NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — A New York priest has made his first public statement regarding the dismissal of charges against him.  Today Father George W. Rutler reached out to LifeSiteNews and other media today with the following remarks: