Cardinal Cupich praises Illinois Governor Rauner for pledge to veto abortion funding

Cites "controversial issue" and polls - but not morality - or, let's say, Planned Parenthood's baby parts trafficking

The following comes from an Apr. 21 story posted on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A promise from the governor of Illinois to veto an abortion funding bill drew the gratitude of Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago, who called it a “principled stand.” “Abortion is a controversial issue in this country, but using public money to provide abortions should not be,” the … [Read more...]

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U.S. bishops choose delegates to Synod on the Family

Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

The following comes from a Nov. 14 posting on the Catholic News Agency. Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s Synod on the Family, sources have confirmed to CNA. The delegates, in order of election, are: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference; … [Read more...]

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Will Chicago get a red hat before Los Angeles?

Congregation for Bishops not consulted, says Italian reporter

The following comes from a Sept. 30 story by Sandro Magister on La Chiesa, part of La Repubblica newspaper website. While still reeling from the news of the imminent removal of Cardinal Raymond Burke, the more conservative and traditional Catholicism of the United States - and historically the more “papist” - has been dealt another blow with the appointment of the new … [Read more...]

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