Pro-Lifers: Get Out of Medicine! | Wesley J. Smith | First Things

May 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Doctors in the United States cannot be forced to perform abortions or assist suicides. But that may soon change. Bioethicists and other medical elites have launched a frontal assault against doctors seeking to practice their professions under the values established by the Hippocratic Oath. The campaign’s goal? To force doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the health field who hold pro-life or orthodox religious views to choose between [...]

The Mask of Moral Relativism | ncregister.com

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Edward Sri “So, Dr. Sri, do you think I’m a relativist?” That was the odd question posed to me many years ago at a Catholic convention in the New York City area. I had just finished giving a presentation on moral relativism when an energetic young man chased me down to ask his unusual personal question. “Your talk got me wondering if maybe I’m a relativist. What do you think?” “Well, I don’t really know you,” I replied. “But [...]

A Priest Explains the Hard Truth About Why the Church Is In Decline | ChurchPOP

May 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

I spend a lot of time, reading, and prayer on why the Church is decline in this country. The influx of immigrants from Latin America hides the number decline. Even with this influx, every measurable indicator is down: baptisms, confirmations, marriages, priestly ordinations, numbers of men’s and women’s religious, children in parochial schools and religion programs. It is grim. How did we get here? The major error was ditching the [...]

Sound and fury: A new religious liberty order disappoints conservative Christians | The Economist

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

ON MAY 4th, America’s National Day of Prayer, Donald Trump sent a thank you note to the white evangelicals who overwhelmingly voted to make him the 45th president. It came in the form of a long-awaited executive order “promoting free speech and religious liberty”. Its content, however, turned out to be rather feeble. One disappointed commentator called it “woefully inadequate”; a noted religious scholar dismissed it as [...]

Heretical Bishop Poster Boy | The Vortex

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

This Vortex comes from the diocese of San Diego where the bishop here is perhaps the bishop who is the most out front promoter of heresy and sacrilege in the United States, and that’s really saying something. Many faithful Catholics were concerned when Robert McElroy was named bishop of San Diego, and their fears are being realized. McElroy has publicly stated that divorced and civilly remarried Catholics can receive Holy Communion —a [...]

Google promotes same-sex ‘marriage,’ gay adoption in new ad | Lifesitenews

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Google is continuing its attempts to mainstream the homosexual lifestyle with a 30-second video showing a male couple getting their photogenic children off to grade school. “It’s just more propaganda,” said Gwen Landolt, the head of REAL Women of Canada. “It’s an attempt to normalize same-sex relationships using children as props. But it is not normal and what they are not telling you is that it is not [...]

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 [...]