Culture War

Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance?

The film chronicles the approach of Pope Francis to pressing social issues, and to pastoral ministry among those who live, in the words of the pontiff, “on the existential peripheries.” Catholic News Agency, Vatican, October 21, 2020 ROME — In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in... read more

Confirming New Justices Is Not ‘Packing the Court’

BY ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS, OCTOBER 12, 2020 David Harsanyi has an excellent rundown on the homepage today of Democrats’ ongoing efforts to redefine “Court packing.” A quick recap of where things stand: Joe Biden has said that he won’t announce whether he supports expanding the number of... read more

Half of Christians, majority of Catholics, say fornication is ‘sometimes or always’ acceptable

The study highlights the rise of so-called 'sexual atheism,' in which people profess belief in Christianity but ignore its teachings on sexuality and marriage. Jonathon Van Maren Blog September 9, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Back in 2014, a study conducted by the online dating website... read more

BILLIONAIRE ATHEIST FUNNELS CASH TO JESUITS

by Martin Barillas  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  September 10, 2020    George Soros lavishes $1.7 million on order DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - In the past four years, Jesuit institutions have received at least $1.7 million in donations from the Open... read more

Why ‘reproductive justice’ is a false choice for Catholics

By Brittany Clingen Carl September 3, 2020 WASHINGTON MARCH FOR LIFE A pro-life sign is displayed during the 2019 annual March for Life rally in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) In a recent National Catholic Reporter editorial, NCR columnist Jamie Manson attempts to make the case that... read more

Analysis: The Art of China’s Vatican Deal

What, then, could the Vatican hope to achieve by extending a deal which has yielded no results? Ed Condon/CNA WASHINGTON —Next month, the 2018 Vatican-China deal expires. Those close to the negotiations, both in Rome and in Beijing, now confidently predict a one-year extension to the... read more

What Catholics Need to Know About Islam

BY WILLIAM KILPATRICK, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 Nothing facilitates jihad like ignorance of Islam. And since there is so much ignorance, jihad has been spreading rapidly. But we don’t seem to notice. We hear scattered reports about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, and Iran.... read more

Substitutes for Thought

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, August 22, 2020 “Liberalism reduces Christianity to slogans; slogans are a substitute for thought.” That’s how Dartmouth College English professor and National Review editor the late Jeffrey Hart, my revered teacher and friend, thus categorized the... read more

Pope Francis praises nun for opening ‘trans home’ for men claiming to be women, calls them ‘girls’

Pope Francis told the 'nun of the trans' that 'God who did not go to the seminary or study theology will repay you abundantly. I pray for you and your girls.' By Doug Mainwaring NEUQUÉN, Argentina, August 18, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After a controversial nun opened in Argentina a residence... read more

The Cultural Revolution and Us

By Bevil Bramwell, OMI, August 2, 2020 The United States is currently going through its own version of China’s Cultural Revolution, including rampaging mobs, hell-bent on the destruction of property and historical artifacts. These disturbances have obscured the sometimes quite legitimate... read more

Physician assisted suicides double in Canada

By Christine Rousselle, Catholic News Aency, July 30, 2020 (CNA).- The number of Canadians killed by physician-assisted suicide nearly doubled between 2017 and 2019, according to a report released by the Canadian government. More than a third of those who opted for “medical assistance in... read more

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