Archives for January 2017

Another bishop says chastity key to Communion debate

Let's not misuse Pope Francis' plan for Christian marriage, Bishop Steven Lopes urges

Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage aims to help people in difficult family situations without departing from the broader context of Catholic teaching, Bishop Steven J. Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of St. Peter has explained in a new pastoral letter. “Only a careful and faithful reading of Amoris Laetitia will ensure that we receive the Holy Father’s words with the … [Read more...]

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Former CDF prefect speaks on curial reform, prosecution of abusive priests

Cardinal William Levada, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that he does not anticipate a downgrading of the Vatican’s doctrinal agency

Cardinal William Levada, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said that he does not anticipate a downgrading of the Vatican’s doctrinal agency, and expects that the CDF will continue to handle cases of priests accused of sexual abuse, in a lengthy interview with the National Catholic Register. The American prelate, who was appointed as … [Read more...]

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US bishops: Replace before repeal

Once foes of Obamacare, USCCB now urging Congress to ensure Americans who need healthcare are covered before law is revoked

Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care for everyone, said the U.S. bishops in a letter to Congress. In American policy, they said, “we must not see health care as a luxury, but as a necessary building block to help individuals and families thrive and contribute to the good of the … [Read more...]

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Vatican to issue stamp featuring Martin Luther

Luther, who broke away from the Catholic Church in a schism 500 years ago, will be celebrated with a postage stamp in 2017

If you happen to receive a piece of mail from the Vatican this year, don’t be surprised to see the face of Martin Luther. The Vatican office charged with issuing stamps, known as the Philatelic and Numismatic Office, confirmed Tuesday to LifeSiteNews that Luther, who broke away from the Catholic Church in a schism 500 years ago, will be celebrated with a postage stamp in … [Read more...]

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Anti-Trump groups force cancellation of Standing Up 4 Life Rally and Walk

Annual Oakland event was organized by pro-life activist Reverend Walter Hoye

A California Catholic Daily exclusive by Anna Rose. This Friday is the tenth anniversary of Walter Hoye’s Standing Up 4 Life Rally and Walk in Frank Ogawa Plaza on the eve of the annual West Coast Walk for Life. Unfortunately, Hoye is being forced to cancel this year’s walk out of an abundance of caution for the safety of his supporters. Several anti-Trump groups are … [Read more...]

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Walk for Life West Coast will likely be complicated by counter-march

Endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood, the 'Women’s March' has organized a rally the same day

The Walk for Life West Coast expects to once again draw more than 50,000 pro-woman, pro-life advocates to its rally in front of City Hall and then for the mile-long walk down Market Street in San Francisco Jan. 21. This year, the logistics will get more complicated for Walk for Life organizers and for the city and county of San Francisco because the Women’s March is organizing … [Read more...]

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Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn

Sen. Jeff Sessions said during confirmation hearing last week that he would vigorously enforce obscenity laws

The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one expert described as a step forward in fighting pornography and violence against women. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), during his first confirmation hearing last week to become the next Attorney General, was questioned by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) about federal … [Read more...]

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