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Bishops use Pope’s teaching to push homosexuality at 2018 World Meeting of Families | News | Lifesitenews

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

DUBLIN, Ireland, October 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Catholic bishops in Ireland are using Pope Francis teachings on marriage and family to promote homosexual couples as a new form of “family” in the upcoming World Meeting of Families. The World Meeting of Families is set to take place in Dublin next August. It is described on the official website as a major international event that “brings together families from across the world to [...]

Catholic Archbishop: ‘Methodical Effort…in Mass Media to Recast Biblical Truths as a Form of “Hate”’

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia wrote in a column posted on the archdiocese website last month that there is a “methodical effort” in the mass media to portray adherence to biblical truth as “hate.” “We live in the midst of a culture war,” wrote Chaput. “A methodical effort is now playing out in the mass media to recast biblical truths as a form of ‘hate,’ to reshape public opinion away from those biblical truths, [...]

Wealthy donors working to limit ‘inappropriate’ religious freedom :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Denver, Colo., Oct 18, 2017 / 02:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A network of wealthy donors is funding a series of well-organized lobbying campaigns to restrict legal protections for religious freedom, in order to advance access to abortion and LGBT causes. Since 2013, a network of funders has earmarked at least $8.5 million in grants for projects intended to limit religious freedom provisions in federal, state, and local law, according to a CNA [...]

Apple removes popular pro-life prayer app after liberals complain | News | Lifesitenews

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

CUPERTINO, California, October 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Apple banned a pro-life mobile application after abortion supporters complained, even though the app was approved and previously offered on its App Store. Human Coalition (HC) created a mobile app that sends prayer alerts to intercessors and church groups. “Human Coalition’s prayer app is a platform where pro-life advocates can gather together in prayer for abortion-determined women [...]

Little Sisters of the Poor Cheer Changes to Contraception Mandate | The Weekly Standard

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

New rules issued Friday by the Trump administration—effective immediately—will allow conscientious objectors to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception and abortion-pill mandate for religious or moral reasons. The new rules were applauded by the lead attorney for the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor and have been challenging the Obama administration’s mandate in court. “This [...]

Roe v. Wade’s ‘Terrible Reach’ Strikes Down Indiana Abortion Restrictions |

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

A federal judge cites Supreme Court precedent in invalidating a state law, which protected unborn babies from being aborted based on their gender, race or disability. Brian Fraga INDIANAPOLIS — A federal judge’s recent ruling that struck down an Indiana law that protected unborn babies from being aborted based on their gender, race or disability underscores the limits that states have to regulate abortion, according to legal analysts. In [...]

Identity Politics and Church Teaching – Crisis Magazine

October 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last month I suggested that white nationalism and certain other views aren’t likely to become practically important. Their proponents want to build on too shaky a base. But there are related topics—identity politics and ethnic loyalties in general—that matter a great deal and should be discussed. What do we say about such things? It’s a complicated situation. Ethnic and similar connections differ in many ways. Some, like Jewish [...]

Controversial ad campaign promotes abortion as Catholic social justice issue | Crux

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

NEW YORK – Catholics for Choice, a group that has been repeatedly described by the U.S. bishops as not representing authentic Catholic teaching, launched a new nationwide advertising campaign earlier this week endorsing public funding for abortion. The ads are running in papers throughout the country, including The Washington Post, The Chicago Sun Times, The Marion Reader, and the Harrisburg Register and state that “public funding for [...]

Something Much More Ominous | The Vortex

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

So a little less than a week ago the “filial correction” was made public by a wide range of largely lay scholars, academicians, theologians and the like. It respectfully requests — in strong language — for the Holy Father to reverse course and rectify statements that are either heretical in themselves, come pretty close, give the appearance of heresy or at the very least do massive damage to the faithful, owing to the confusion [...]

Why I Believe in Islam – Crisis Magazine

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Rev. James V. Schall, S.J. Years ago, after another outrage in Beirut, I recall a comment by a Jihadist intellectual. He was disgusted with the then widespread belief that such atrocities only happen within Muslim countries, a sign of their civilizational inferiority. He longed for the day when such frequent bombings would also be an everyday event in Western cities. That shock would soon cure the West of its superiority complex. As we see [...]