April 2017

Rebel Catholic group defies church, ordains woman priest in NC | Charlotte Observer

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

An international group defiantly opposed to the Roman Catholic Church’s ban on women priests Sunday ordained its first woman Catholic priest in the 46 counties that make up the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. The ordination ceremony for Abigail Eltzroth happened in Asheville at Jubilee! – a nondenominational faith community – with Bishop Bridget Mary Meehan presiding. Eltzroth, 64, said she is the second woman in North Carolina ordained by [...]

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery | Catholic News Agency (CNA)

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment. The suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Evan Minton, who had a hysterectomy scheduled for August 2016 with the Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento metro area. Minton claims the [...]

Heretical LA Priest | The Vortex

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

This Vortex comes to you from the archdiocese of Los Angeles, where unsurprisingly there is a heretical priest on the loose. I know it’s shocking, but it’s the truth. And as an aside, consider your reaction to hearing that piece of news. A priest, an alter Christus, preaching against Church teaching, actively opposing divine revelation through the Magisterium of the Church, and we sort of have almost no response. That’s how bad [...]

Students implore Catholic university to provide birth control, become more secular | The College Fix

April 27, 2017 // 1 Comment

Students at Saint Louis University are calling on the Catholic institution to become more secular and provide additional contraception, even though Catholic teaching denounces premarital sex. SLU’s student government and campus newspaper have both taken action this month, calling for more contraception at the Jesuit school. The student government passed a resolution on April 5 suggesting the university’s student health center bump up the [...]

This is Why We Are Catholic | The National Catholic Register

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Author: Patti Armstrong Life is not easy, and the Catholic Church cannot make it so, but it can make it better with consolations and grace and truth that never changes. The world doesn’t get us. Sometimes we are ganged up on and persecuted. Often, we are misunderstood. Always, we are one, holy Catholic and apostolic. We are unique, enduring, resistant to whims, unafraid to stand alone, and in love with the Blessed Mother. History is on our [...]

Decline of Catholic Church threatens to leave Connecticut a barren place | The Journal Inquirer

April 25, 2017 // 2 Comments

Author: Chris Powell managing editor of the Journal Inquirer. Sixty years ago with enactment of its law allowing towns to provide bus transportation to church schools, legislation that was contested almost as bitterly as a holy war, Connecticut began its transformation from a Yankee, Protestant, and Republican state to a Catholic, Democratic, and immigrant one, if one that somehow had a Jewish governor. Three years later the state helped elect [...]