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May 12, 2014

Planned Parenthood defunded in Kansas as the abortion business drops lawsuit

LifeSiteNews - 3 months 1 week ago
by Dustin Siggins TOPEKA, KS, May 12, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The nation's largest abortion clinic has dropped its lawsuit over whether a state can deny funding to abortion...

Is This the Best Reason for Being Christian?

CatholicMom.com - 3 months 1 week ago
Why are you Christian? Have you ever told your kids why they should be Christian? I think this is a tough one for people who have grown up Christian…perhaps especially so for...

Woman Only Gets Three Years After Drowning Newborn in Toilet

LifeNews.com - 3 months 1 week ago
Last week a Virginia woman who gave birth to a baby whom paramedics found drown in the toilet still attached to the mother, was given a three-year suspended jail term. “The...

Reparation for the Sacrilege and Blasphemy at Harvard

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
Fr. Rob Johansen writes: No doubt you have heard about the “Black Mass” scheduled to take place at Harvard today. This is, of course, a blasphemy and affront to all Catholics....

Bishop, others weigh in on aiding search for missing Nigerian girls

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
WASHINGTON — Among the U.S. leaders speaking out for action to track down and return 276 kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria are the chairman of a Catholic bishops’ committee, the...

Patriarch wants Israelis to crack down on vandalism at religious sites

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
JERUSALEM — The Latin patriarch of Jerusalem called a continuing wave of vandalism against Christian, Muslim and Druze properties a “blight on Israeli democracy” and urged...

Five Things to Remember on May 12

USCCB Media Blog - 3 months 1 week ago
1. The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace will brief bishops and public officials on the details of a dialogue initiated by a delegation from...

The SSPX and Division

Creative Minority Report - 3 months 1 week ago
It is popular in certain Catholic circles to derisively refer to the SSPX as Protestants with the liberal use of sneering adjectives attached.It seems plain to me that most of...

Miami archbishop laments large-scale incarceration in US

Catholic News Agency - General - 3 months 1 week ago
Miami, Fla., May 12, 2014 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has called for the reform of a “broken” justice system, recommending sentencing reform and...

Irish dioceses receive high grades for child-protection policies

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
An independent review panel set up by the Irish Catholic bishops has given high grades to several Irish dioceses for their implementation of child-protection policies. The...

Prayer Request

Catholic and Enjoying It! - 3 months 1 week ago
A reader writes: My grandmother has been diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer. She’s having surgery on Wednesday to remove the cells. The doctors think it will be a fairly...

Bishops of Central African Republic ask international help to end chaos, violence

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
The Catholic bishops of the Central African Republic (CAR) have compared their country's current condition with that of an "open-pit prison," the Fides news service reports. The...

Why Latinos are leaving the Catholic Church

The Deacon's Bench - 3 months 1 week ago
From First Things, here’s an essay that looks at the recent Pew Study about Hispanic Catholics, and comes to some notable conclusions: Perhaps given Catholicism’s relatively deep...

Parish closings must follow canon-law requirements, Cardinal Burke says

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
Catholic bishops should close parishes only for clear and compelling reasons, Cardinal Raymond Burke has said. Cardinal Burke--who heads the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatiacn's top...

Gripping account tells past, present of monks kidnapped in Algeria

The Compass (Green Bay, WI) - 3 months 1 week ago
If you saw the 2010 film, “Of Gods and Men,” you know the true story of the Trappist monks of the monastery of Notre-Dame de l’Atlas of Tibhirine in Algeria. “The Last Monk of...

Should the high court have backed town council prayers?

GetReligion - 3 months 1 week ago
BRAD ASKS: [Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's new Greece v. Galloway ruling that allows prayers before town council meetings]: Is the door being nudged open for an ugly discourse...

Star Football Player Was Almost a Victim of Abortion: “I’m Not Supposed to be Here”

LifeNews.com - 3 months 1 week ago
Khalif Herbin is football player for the Temple University football team, but he almost never had a chance to play football. It’s not that he doesn’t have the grades or the...

Nigerian cardinal demands 'concrete' action to release Boko Haram kidnap victims

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja has called for "concrete action" to free the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, the Fides news agency reports Cardinal Onaiyekan complained that...

Vatican cardinal laments violence in Syria, calls for inter-religious bid for peace

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 1 week ago
Religious leaders should promote the cause of peace in Syria, the president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue told a conference in Amman, Jordan. Cardinal...

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