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Archbishop Kurtz Elected President of U.S. Bishops Cardinal DiNardo Elected Vice President

November 12, 2013 World News Comments Off on Archbishop Kurtz Elected President of U.S. Bishops Cardinal DiNardo Elected Vice President

November 12, 2013 Bishops elect chairman of Catholic Education Committee Chairmen-elect chosen for five other USCCB committees New CRS, CLINIC board members chosen November 12, 2013 BALTIMORE—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 12, in Baltimore. Archbishop Kurtz has served as vice president of USCCB since 2010. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston was elected USCCB vice president. Archbishop Kurtz and Cardinal DiNardo are elected to three-year terms and succeed Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop Kurtz, respectively. The new president and vice president’s terms begin at the conclusion of the General Assembly, November 14. Archbishop Kurtz was…Continue Reading

ObamaCare’s marriage penalty: Cohabitating couples will pay less for healthcare than married couples

November 12, 2013 World News Comments Off on ObamaCare’s marriage penalty: Cohabitating couples will pay less for healthcare than married couples

by Kirsten Andersen Mon Nov 11, 2013 15:19 EST WASHINGTON, D.C., November 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Would you pay $10,000 a year to stay married to your spouse? Some American couples are being faced with exactly that decision as they consider their health insurance options under ObamaCare. One of the most controversial provisions of ObamaCare is that it requires all Americans to purchase health insurance, whether they want it or not, or face hefty fines. To facilitate enrollment, the government has set up health care “exchanges” in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., where people can compare and purchase insurance plans. The government has promised subsidies to help those who cannot afford the higher premiums, but the way the subsidies are…Continue Reading

Pope Francis Says Christians Must Guard Against Slyness Of The Devil

October 15, 2013 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis Says Christians Must Guard Against Slyness Of The Devil

By ELISE HARRIS ROME (CNA/EWTN News) — In his October 11 daily Mass homily, the Holy Father warned of the discreet presence of the Devil, exhorting those gathered to be astute in their spiritual lives. “We must always be on guard,” exhorted the Pope to those who attended Mass in the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta, “on guard against deceit, against the seduction of evil.” Referencing the day’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus has just healed a possessed man and is accused of casting out demons by the power of the Devil, the Pope noted that often in history there have been those who wish to “diminish the power of the Lord” by offering different explanations for His works, noting that…Continue Reading

Miss World: ‘I’m pro-life’ and ‘Sex is for marriage’

October 14, 2013 Frontpage, World News Comments Off on Miss World: ‘I’m pro-life’ and ‘Sex is for marriage’

By BEN JOHNSON October 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Viewers all over the globe appreciate the beauty of Miss World, Megan Lynn Young, but the reigning Miss Philippines recently told an interviewer that she appreciates the beauty of the unborn. Miss World Megan Lynne Young In August, Young told a Philippines-based broadcaster that she opposes abortion-on-demand, believes in abstinence before marriage, and sees marriage as a lifelong and unbreakable union. “I’m against abortion,” Young told her interviewer flatly. She expounded further when the interviewer asked about the nation’s controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Law, which would require medical professionals to provide taxpayer-funded contraceptives and abortifacients to patients regardless of conscience

Pope Francis: Let anti-Semitism be banished from every heart

October 12, 2013 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis: Let anti-Semitism be banished from every heart

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with members of Rome’s Jewish community to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the city’s Jewish population during the Nazi occupation. Among those present was the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Dr. Riccardo Di Segni, the President of the Jewish Community of Rome , Dr. Riccardo Pacifici, and the President of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities , Dr. Renzo Gattegna. Pope Francis began by expressing his closeness to Rome’s Jewish community, which is the oldest in Western Europe, having a continued presence in the city of over two thousand years. “For many centuries…the Jewish community and the Church of Rome have lived in our city , with a history – as…Continue Reading

Pope Francis: Be On Guard Against the Deceit of Evil

October 12, 2013 World News Comments Off on Pope Francis: Be On Guard Against the Deceit of Evil

We must always be on guard against the seduction of evil. This was central point of Pope Francis’ homily today in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta this morning. The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel, which spoke of Jesus’ response to those who doubted his power in casting out demons. “Jesus casts out demons and them someone offers explanations to diminish the power of the Lord,” the Pope said. This attitude of reducing the role of Christ as just a mere healer, he noted, “has reached our present day.” ”There are some priests who, when they read this Gospel passage, this and others, say: But, Jesus healed a person with a mental illness. They do not read this, no?,”…Continue Reading

ObamaCare enrolls unborn babies, then pays to abort them

October 12, 2013 World News Comments Off on ObamaCare enrolls unborn babies, then pays to abort them

  WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Obama administration is hoping to offset the cost of ObamaCare’s massive expansion of insurance coverage by enrolling enough healthy people in their mid-20s – but it’s willing to sign up people who are much younger. At least two health care exchanges specifically ask those attempting to sign up for health insurance coverage if they have any “unborn children.” Access Health CT, Connecticut’s official health insurance exchange website, asks visitors if anyone in the home is pregnant. “Unborn children are counted as members of her household, so this information helps determine if she is eligible for help with health care costs,” the website says. “Medicaid also has rules to help pregnant women.”…Continue Reading