Gay “Marriage”

Austrian Catholics fly rainbow flag in face of Vatican

AFP, VIENNA, April 4, 2021 The Catholic church of the parish of Hard is one of many in Austria that decided to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the LGBTQ community after the Vatican ruled last month that the church could not bless same-sex partnerships. The powerful Vatican office... read more

Same-Sex Blessing Reaction Echoes Rollout of Humanae Vitae

Just as they did in 1968, Catholic dissidents push alternate narrative ahead of official Church teaching. By Judy Roberts, National Catholic Register, March 31, 2021 For Catholics who welcomed the Vatican’s recent statement barring blessings of same-sex unions, the flurry of objections... read more

Cardinals uphold Vatican statement on same-sex unions

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, March 19, 2021 Two cardinals on Thursday upheld the Vatican’s recent statement that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions. At an online panel hosted by Georgetown University, Cardinal Peter Turkson—prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting... read more

LEFT-WING CATHOLICS RIP THE POPE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue, a valued member of our Catholic Citizens of Illinois Advisory Board, comments on the way some Catholics are reacting to the Vatican statement on gay unions: Freedom From Religion Foundation, an anti-Catholic organization, is not happy with the recent... read more

After Vatican Says Same-Sex Unions Cannot be Blessed, White House Reaffirms Biden’s Support for Them

When asked by a reporter on Monday if the president had a response to the Vatican’s statement, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said he had no “personal response” but reaffirmed the president’s long-standing support for same-sex unions. National Catholic Register, March 15,... read more

Vatican’s Doctrinal Office: Catholic Church Cannot Give Blessings to Same-Sex Unions

Answering the question “does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex?,” the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responded, “negative.” By Hannah Brockhaus, National Catholic Register, March 15, 2021 VATICAN CITY — The Vatican’s... read more

The Disappearing Babies

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis, February 11, 2021 On February 3, the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) reported research regarding American birth rates in the decade 2009-19. The results are not good. Even if we take 2008 as a baseline, the ensuing decade showed an implosion in birth rates. If... read more

USCCB President’s Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

USCCB, January 20, 2021 Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America from Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. My prayers are with our new President and... read more

Will the Bishops Confront Biden?

By James Baresel, Crisis, December 29, 2020 When an Episcopalian cleric–cum-Dartmouth professor criticizes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it’s a safe bet our prelates have done something right. Indeed, such a man—one Randall Balmer—wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles... read more

Biden’s OMB Nominee Heads Think Tank with History of Anti-Religious Freedom Advocacy

Neera Tanden was a strong backer of federally mandated contraception coverage, seeing it as a way to advance her vision of reproductive health, to overcome pro-abortion rights defeats, and to marginalize critics of abortion. Neera Tanden, Joe Biden's nominee for director of the Office of... read more

Archbishop Cordileone: Church’s pastors and lay Catholics who are prominent in public life should not support causes that violate the core teachings of the faith.

Most Rev. Salvatore J. CordileoneDecember 14, 2020 Spanish PDF In a recent article published in First Things Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, provided valuable clarification on some foundational moral and doctrinal principles that are very much being... read more