Trump admin keeps Obama rule requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception … for now

BREAKING: Trump admin keeps Obama rule requiring Little Sisters of the Poor to pay for contraception … for now

Claire Chretien

April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) caused surprise today by signaling that it intends to continue the Obama administration’s court battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups over the HHS contraception mandate, at least for the time being.

While Trump had promised on the campaign trail to drop the provision, the DOJ has now asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for 60 more days to negotiate with East Texas Baptist University and other religious institutions to find a solution to their religious liberty concerns.

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2017 Rome Life Forum to address ‘tragic errors’ Our Lady of Fatima predicted

2017 Rome Life Forum to address ‘tragic errors’ Our Lady of Fatima predicted

Claire Chretien

ROME, Italy, April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Next month, pro-life and pro-family leaders from around the world will gather for two days before the Rome March for Life to strategize on overcoming the crisis in the Catholic Church and international threats to life and family.

“The 2017 Rome Life Forum comes at a critical time in the life of the Church: 100 years after the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima calling for repentance and conversion, and just over a year after the publication of Amoris Laetitia,” said John-Henry Westen, editor-in-chief and co-founder of LifeSiteNews. “The pro-life and pro-family movement faces increasing persecution inside and outside the Church. Our Lady showed three little children in Portugal a clear path to renewing humanity and saving souls. We must listen to her as disorder reigns in the Church and the world.”

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“Ben” is Responsible for “Frank”

Whoa! Back up the truck. What’s that you say? What about invincible ignorance? What about not judging others? What about impeccability in the Church?

C’mon folks, get real. This guy who went to Vatican II in a business suit and consorted with every manner of liberal theologian on the planet, both Catholic and non-Catholic – who told Archbishop Lefebvre that he could not give him a date-certain for a Bishop to lead the FSSPX and who presided over a Modernist takeover during his papacy – who authored “Summorum Pontificum” a motu-proprio without teeth – who resigned the “active ministry of the papacy” while retaining the trappings of the office – who took back the excommunications of the SSPX bishops but withheld “canonical jurisdiction” from the Society – who, in resigning the papacy left the door wide open for the election of “Frank” to the Chair of Peter- this man we are told by some may just be the victim of “invincible ignorance.”

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The unhappy leadership history of St. Luke’s Institute

The unhappy leadership history of St. Luke’s Institute

By Phil Lawler | Apr 25, 2017

There’s irony in the news that a laicized priest, who once ran a counseling center, has agreed to counseling as a condition of his parole.

In case you missed the story, Edward Arsenault resigned from his post as head of the St. Luke Institute in Maryland in 2013, after he was charged with financial as well as sexual improprieties. He was eventually sentenced to a 4-year prison term after pleading guilty to misappropriating over $300,000 from the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he once served as chancellor. The sexual improprieties, involving an adult male recording artist, were not criminal offenses.

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The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector: FrankenPope Malta

The Knights of Malta Have an Extra Grand Elector: FrankenPope

Sandro Magister
25 apr

To some, the interdict brought down by the pope on the former Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, seemed to be going too far. To others, not far enough.

The fact is that for 7pm on Thursday, April 27, on the eve of his journey to Egypt, Francis has convened at Casa Santa Marta a hefty representation of the members of the Order who have come to Rome to appoint their new superior general. To be exact, the following fifteen:

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After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

APRIL 25, 2017 BY DEACON ROBERT SPENCER

“A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.”

What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.

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Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if she thinks migration is her real mission: Cardinal Sarah

Church is ‘gravely mistaken’ if she thinks migration is her real mission: Cardinal Sarah

Pete Baklinski

April 25, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Church would ignore the “real crisis” she faces today if she focuses on social justice issues rather than her basic mission to evangelize, Cardinal Robert Sarah warns in a newly-published interview.

“The Church is gravely mistaken as to the nature of the real crisis if she thinks that her essential mission is to offer solutions to all the political problems relating to justice, peace, poverty, the reception of migrants, etc. while neglecting evangelisation,” the cardinal told Aid to the Church in Need on April 18.

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CATHOLICS REACT TO LE PEN’S WIN

Catholics React to Le Pen’s Win

The once-fringe candidate is now a major contender in France’s presidential elections

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D. • ChurchMilitant • April 24, 2017 36 Comments

PARIS – Hours after French political leaders Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron — both Catholics — won the top spots in France’s upcoming presidential run-off, the French bishops issued confusing voters’ guidelines that appeared to snub Le Pen.

Riding on a wave of anti-Islamist sentiment in the wake of recent Islamic terror attacks in Paris, Front National candidate Le Pen — dubbed the French Donald Trump — captured the second-largest percentage of votes in Sunday’s presidential elections, winning 21.53 percent, coming in only a few points behind center-left Emmanuel Macron, who won 23.74 percent.

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FSSP Superior Distinguishes Fraternity from SSPX, Eschews “Traditionalist” Label

FSSP Superior Distinguishes Fraternity from SSPX, Eschews “Traditionalist” Label

Maike Hickson April 24, 2017

The usually cautious and reserved Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) has now given its current opinion concerning the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) and on its possible formal re-integration into the structures of the Catholic Church. Father Bernhard Gerstle – the head of the German district of the FSSP – just gave a 24 April interview to the German Bishops’ official website Katholisch.de in which he explains many of the positions and opinions of his priestly fraternity. (Father Gerstle is the same priest who, in 2016, made a politely critical statement about the papal document Amoris Laetitia.)

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Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing ‘grave risk’ of schism over morality

Cardinal Sarah: Church is facing ‘grave risk’ of schism over morality

Pete Baklinski

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Robert Sarah warned that the Church’s unity is being threatened by influential leaders within the Church who “insist” that national churches have the “capacity to decide for themselves” on doctrinal and moral matters.

“Without a common faith, the Church is threatened by confusion and then, progressively, she can slide into dispersion and schism,” he said.

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DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

4/24/17

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics:

Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello in the Democratic Party. Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, disagrees—there is no room for people like him.

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Citizens’ Assembly recommends unrestricted abortion in Ireland

Citizens’ Assembly recommends unrestricted abortion in Ireland

[Do the Assembly’s results represent Irish public opinion or seek to manipulate it?]

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC)

April 24, 2017 (SPUC via LifeSiteNews) — The Citizens’ Assembly, the Irish body charged with examining the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects the equal right to life of the mother and baby, recommended this weekend that Ireland legislate for abortion, with many saying there should be no restrictions at all.

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Bishops must end aid group’s funding for abortion, LGBT activist groups: pro-life leaders

Bishops must end aid group’s funding for abortion, LGBT activist groups: pro-life leaders

[Tell that to CanuckChurch’s AmChurch counterparts such as the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholics Charities, and Catholic Relief Services (the latter two getting much of their money from the public trough to do the government’s bidding)]

Lianne Laurence

April 24, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Canada’s bishops must clean up or shut down Development & Peace in the wake of a LifeSiteNews investigation that revealed the Catholic aid organization funded pro-abortion and pro-homosexual activist groups in Latin American, pro-life leaders say.

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Your Wish is My Command


gpmtrad on April 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM said:
NIN, you raise interesting distinctions.
The point about not judging the interiors is most apt. It’s impossible to do so unless the subject is entirely, formally outspoken and details the blueprint for his audience.
What is written down, whether by authorship or responsible quotation, is matter for inspection and serious commentary. Unless it is, outright public acts ( obvious defections, public silliness, etc. ) notwithstanding, the auditor is merely playing Karnak the Magnificent.
(Since I can’t for whatever reason post photos on AQ, perhaps someone will find, copy and paste the appropriate Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon photo… : – ) )

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