Nevada Catholic politician attacks pro-life pregnancy center

Steve Sisolak, claiming be a daily mass-attending Catholic, calls Las Vegas’ First Choice Pregnancy Services a “shameful group”

Nevada Democratic Party gubernatorial hopeful Steve Sisolak, who previously described himself as a devout Catholic, tweeted on February 22 that Las Vegas’ First Choice Pregnancy Services is a “shameful group.” Sisolak’s ire was fired up by a visit to that pro-life help center by Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a candidate for governor on the Republican Party … [Read more...]

Sen. Richard Durbin banned from Holy Communion by his bishop

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois says the senator is in violation of Canon 915 for his support of abortion, continues policy put in place by Diocese of Orange Bishop Kevin Vann when he was Durbin's pastor

Statement from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki on Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Children’s Act: I agree completely with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, who called the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection … [Read more...]

“Their pastors should deny them access to the sacraments”

Priest calls for excommunication of 14 Catholic senators who voted against late-term abortion ban

A Catholic priest is calling on bishops to excommunicate the 14 Catholic-identifying U.S. senators who voted last week against banning late-term abortions. He is also calling on priests to deny the Catholic pro-abortion senators Holy Communion.  “Today is the day for their bishops to issue a formal statement acknowledging that these men and women have publicly denied their … [Read more...]

The man behind Trump’s religious-freedom agenda for health care

Roger Severino, who grew up in California, described as "the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS"

The offices inside the Department of Health and Human Services are aggressively tan. Roger Severino, the newly appointed head of its Office for Civil Rights, hasn’t done much by way of decoration. Aside from a few plaques and leftover exhibits from old cases, his Clarence Thomas bobblehead doll and crucifix are the only personal touches in his work space. The media spends a … [Read more...]

Nancy Pelosi invokes scripture to support Democratic proposals

The pro-abortion congresswoman from San Francisco cites Gospel of Matthew to support more government spending for children (those who are already born) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) politicized faith at a rally in Los Angeles on Sunday. Pelosi used Christianity as her defense for Democratic proposals during a political rally about ending childhood poverty. Pelosi mentioned that it was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, which culminates with Easter the following Sunday. "I … [Read more...]

Kaine’s bishop rebukes him on gay marriage

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo stated that the Church's position will not change, despite what is said on the campaign trail

The following comes from a September 13 Washington Examiner article by Paul Bedard: Sen. Tim Kaine's Catholic bishop in Richmond, Va., has an answer for the Democratic vice presidential pick's prediction that the Vatican will change its opposition to same sex marriage: Never. In a statement provided to Secrets, Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo said, "Marriage is the only … [Read more...]

Joe Biden performs his first marriage – between two men

Vice president Biden has repeatedly called himself a practicing Catholic

The following comes from an August 2 LifeSiteNews article by Ben Johnson: Vice President Joe Biden has performed his first wedding ceremony – presiding over the “marriage” of two men. Biden performed the ceremony at 4 p.m. yesterday inside the vice president’s residence, located at the U.S. Naval Observatory. Biden reportedly obtained a license from the District of … [Read more...]

Tim Kaine gets a standing ovation at his parish

Catholic priests praise his nomination

The following comes from a July 26 LifeSiteNews article by Claire Chretien: Pro-abortion Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine received a standing ovation at his parish on Sunday and several Catholic priests praised his nomination. Meanwhile, as Catholics call for Kaine to be denied Communion in accord with the Church’s laws, his bishop in the Diocese … [Read more...]

Pelosi to receive LGBT ‘International Role Model’ award

House Minority Leader purports to be a practicing Catholic

The following comes from a July 22 CNS News article by Michael W. Chapman: Because of her strong support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, will be presented with the 21st Annual International Role Model Award by the Equality Forum, next week in Philadelphia while the Democratic … [Read more...]

Change in Vatican protocol reflects outreach to the divorced-and-remarried

Catholic heads of state in 'irregular' marriages can meet Pope Francis as a couple

The following comes from a March 12 Catholic News Agency article by Andrea Gagliarducci: With an eye toward divorced-and-remarried Catholics, Pope Francis has recently changed protocol for heads of state who are visiting the Pope at the Vatican. Catholic heads of state who are in an irregular marital situation may now take part in an official visit to the Pope as a … [Read more...]