Pro-Abortion Ford Foundation Major Funder of Key Synod Organizations – Christian Article

ABOVE: Archbishop Roque Paloschi of Porto Velho, Brazil, addresses the media conference following the Synod assembly session Oct. 17 at the Vatican (Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register). INSET: Screen image captures from the Ford Foundation database detail grants given to the Indigenous Council of Roraima, COICA, COIAB and CIMI between 2006-2018. BELOW: The Ford Foundation Building in New York City (Stakhanov/CC BY 3.0/Wikimedia Commons). The Register has learned that organizations belonging to REPAM, which has held the primary role in organizing…

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Prince of Wales on eve of Cardinal Newman’s canonization: “In the age in which he attains sainthood, his example is needed more than ever…”… – Christian Article

The Prince of Wales said Saturday that the canonization of Cardinal John Henry Newman is a cause for celebration among all Britons, those who are Catholic and those who “cherish the values by which he was inspired.” “His faith was truly catholic in that it embraced all aspects of life. It is in that same spirit that we, whether we are Catholics or not… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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Pope Francis Prays for ‘Daring Prudence’ During Amazon Synod – Christian Article

Pope Francis presides at the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Oct. 6. (Daniel Ibanez/CNA) At the opening Mass for the synod Sunday, the Holy Father prayed that the Holy Spirit would help the Church in the Pan-Amazonian region be renewed by the fire of faith. VATICAN CITY — At the opening Mass for the Amazon synod Sunday, Pope Francis prayed that the Holy Spirit would give the bishops prudence, wisdom and discernment to help the Church in the Pan-Amazonian…

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At special Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope laments countries that sell weapons but refuse refugees… – Christian Article

Pope Francis on Sunday said that Christians cannot be indifferent and insensitive to the “tragedy” of poverty, “our hearts deadened” before the misery of innocent people. “We must not fail to weep,” Francis said. “We must not fail to respond.” Francis, the son of immigrants himself, also lamented that today’s world is increasingly “more elitist and crueler towards the excluded… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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True wealth is found in friendship, not things – Christian Article

Vatican City, Sep 22, 2019 / 05:13 am (CNA).- People and relationships are more valuable than things and the truly wealthy are those who are rich in friends, Pope Francis said during the Angelus Sunday. “Wealth can encourage the erection of walls, create divisions and discrimination,” the pope said Sept. 22, adding that “Jesus, by contrast, invites his disciples to change course: ‘Make friends with riches.’” “It is an invitation to know how to transform goods and riches into relationships,…

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Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen to Be Beatified – Christian Article

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. (Youtube) Pope Francis approves miracle attributed to his intercession following the conclusion of a legal tussle over where to keep his remains. Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be beatified after the Vatican announced today that Pope Francis had approved a miracle attributed to his intercession. In a statement, the Vatican said the Holy Father had authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate a decree regarding:  “- the miracle attributed to the intercession…

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US Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Montana School Choice Case – Christian Article

Outside the United States Supreme Court, Washington, D.C. (Pixabay) According to the Department of Education, the tax credit program could mean “a historic investment in America’s students, injecting up to $5 billion yearly into locally controlled scholarship programs that empower students to choose the learning environment and style that best meets their unique needs.” WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case addressing the question of whether states can deny tax credit programs to parents and…

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Blessed John Henry Newman to be Canonized on October 13 – Christian Article

Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. (Cardinal Newman Society) The 19th century English theologian will be canonized in Rome this fall along with four other blessed. Pope Francis has formally approved the canonizations of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman and four other blessed, and decreed that these canonizations will take place in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Holy Father made the announcement at a July 1 ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonization at the Vatican.  The…

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U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for June meeting… – Christian Article

Under normal circumstances, the June meeting of the US bishops travels to a different city each year, staffed by a skeleton crew and with barely a quorum of prelates on hand. Of course, however, these days are anything but normal, so the bench has returned to its usual November site in Baltimore for two reasons – first, the level of business at hand requires a larger presence of the DC-based staff… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article…

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New Vatican Document Says Gender Theory is ‘Cultural and Ideological Revolution’ – Christian Article

New Vatican Document Says Gender Theory is ‘Cultural and Ideological Revolution’ The document says it aims to set out an intellectual framework “towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education.” VATICAN CITY – A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity.   “In all such [gender] theories, from the most moderate to the most radical, there is agreement that one’s gender…

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New ‘Declaration of Truths’ Affirms Key Church Teachings – Christian Article

The document, whose signatories include Cardinal Raymond Burke, upholds key doctrines in areas ranging from the Eucharist and marriage to capital punishment and clerical celibacy. VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider are among a small group of cardinals and bishops to sign a “declaration of truths” reaffirming key Church teachings at a time they describe as “almost universal doctrinal confusion and disorientation.” Published on June 10, Pentecost Monday, and entitled “Declaration of the Truths Relating to…

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Fulton Sheen remains will move to Peoria, NY archdiocese says – Christian Article

Peoria, Ill., Jun 8, 2019 / 03:14 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of New York will work to help transfer the remains of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a spokesman for the archdiocese told CNA Saturday. The decision is the conclusion of a long legal battle over the late archbishop’s burial place. “We have been informed that the New York Court of Appeals has denied further appeal of the New York Supreme Court decision upholding Joan Cunningham’s petition to disinter Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s…

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Everything you need to know about Pentecost – Christian Article

Denver, Colo., Jun 8, 2019 / 02:52 am (CNA).- This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church.   Here’s what you need to know about the feast day: The timing and origins of Pentecost Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven. Because Easter is a moveable feast…

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Communion Prohibited to Pro-Abortion Illinois Catholic Lawmakers – Christian Article

Bishop Paprocki: Communion Prohibited to Pro-Abortion Illinois Catholic Lawmakers In an interview with the Register, the Springfield bishop discusses his decree that specifically calls on Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton not to present themselves for Communion. Matthew E. Bunson This week, Illinois passed the most extreme pro-abortion state legislation in America — with some Catholic lawmakers taking the lead in pushing forward this anti-life bill. In response, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, today issued…

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W. Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield gave cardinals and other priests $350,000 in cash gifts before his ouster, Church records show… – Christian Article

In the years before he was ousted for alleged sexual harassment and financial abuses, the leader of the Catholic Church in West Virginia gave cash gifts totaling $350,000 to fellow clergymen, including young priests he is accused of mistreating and more than a dozen cardinals in the United States and at the Vatican, according to church records obtained by The Washington Post… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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Cardinal George Pell’s lawyer open hearing on appeal against conviction for child abuse – Christian Article

Melbourne, Australia, Jun 4, 2019 / 09:45 pm (CNA).- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday morning. Judges heard the opening arguments for the defense as they sought leave to appeal. Bret Walker SC, arguing June 5, told the three-judge Court of Appeal, led by Chief Justice Anne Feguson, that Pell was seeking leave to appeal on the grounds that his conviction by a jury was “unsafe.”…

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Illinois Senate approves bill declaring abortion a ‘fundamental right’ – Christian Article

Springfield, Ill., Jun 3, 2019 / 02:56 pm (CNA).- The Illinois Senate has approved an expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion to be a “fundamental right” in the state and would remove regulations on abortion clinics and doctors. Shortly before midnight on the final day of the legislative session, the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 34-20. It had passed the House last week in a 64-50 vote. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov.…

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On Feast of St. Charles Lwanga, Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin faces backlash over Pride Month tweet… – Christian Article

Rhode Island’s Roman Catholic bishop on Sunday defended a tweet urging Catholics not to support or attend LGBTQ Pride Month events, saying it was his obligation to teach the faith “clearly and compassionately, even on very difficult and sensitive issues.” Diocese of Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin sparked a backlash beginning Saturday when he tweeted… This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by null@newadvent.org (null) Read Full Article

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Martyred Bishops Gave Their Lives for Fidelity to the Church – Christian Article

Pope Francis celebrates Divine Liturgy in Blaj, Romania. (Massimiliano Valenti) Blessed Valeriu Traian Frentiu, Vasile Aftenie, Ioan Suciu, Tito Livio Chinezu, Ioan Balan, Alexandru Rusu, and Iuliu Hossu were killed “in hatred of the faith” between 1950 and 1970, during the Soviet occupation of Romania and the rule of Nicolae Ceausescu. BLAJ – Declaring their beatification Sunday in Romania, Pope Francis said seven martyred Greek-Catholic bishops gave their lives for fidelity to the Church and in defense of the right…

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Pope braves rain-soaked mountain roads for Transylvania Mass – Christian Article

Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania’s most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future. Interested in Pope Francis? Add Pope Francis as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Pope Francis news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Storms forced Francis to change his travel plans and add in a three-hour car ride through the Carpathian mountains that he…

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Pope Francis says Catholics, Orthodox bonded by blood of the martyrs – Christian Article

Bucharest, Romania, May 31, 2019 / 09:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics and Orthodox are bonded by a “shared inheritance” of suffering for Christ from the apostles to modern martyrs. “How many were the martyrs and confessors of the faith! In recent times, how many, from different confessions, stood side by side in prisons to support one another in turn,” Pope Francis said May 30 during his apostolic trip to Romania. “What they suffered for, even to…

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Louisiana governor to sign heartbeat bill – Christian Article

Baton Rouge, La., May 30, 2019 / 07:45 am (CNA).- The Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a fetal heartbeat bill, making it the latest state to move towards adopting such legislation. The bill passed the house with bipartisan support on May 29, by a margin of 79-23 in favor. Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) has previously spoken in favor of the bill. Following its passage by the house, the governor said he would sign the legislation. The bill, which…

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Vatican Knew About McCarrick’s Misconduct – Christian Article

Theodore McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington who was dismissed from the clerical state in February, 2019. (Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).) Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo of Newark published excerpts from private correspondence on his website. VATICAN CITY — A former priest-secretary to Theodore McCarrick has issued a report that claims to contain excerpted quotes from correspondence between the disgraced former cardinal and various Church officials. Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, published a website, “The Figueiredo Report,”…

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America, I Gave My Best to You – A Reflection on the Virtue of Patriotism – Christian Article

Love of one’s country, patriotism, is related to the fourth commandment. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, It is the duty of citizens to contribute to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity and freedom. The love and service of one’s country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity (CCC #2239). Much of this is reflected in a beautiful song written for the Ken Burns series “The War.” It…

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Regina Coeli Address: On the Coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete – ZENIT – Christian Article

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Regina Coeli with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square. * * * Before the Regina Coeli:  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! The Gospel of this Sixth Sunday of Easter offers us a passage of Jesus’ address to the Apostles during the Last Supper (Cf. John 14:23-29). He speaks of the work of the Holy Spirit and makes a promise: “The Counselor,…

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