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Catholic Democrats Appeal to ‘Primacy of Conscience’ in Abortion Support

Sixty Catholic Democrats in Congress have written an open “Statement of Principles” explaining why the Catholic Church should not deny Holy Communion to professed Catholics who promote abortion. The open letter was published online on June 18 to coincide with the June meeting of the U.S. bishops, who discussed, among other things, the question of…

‘Truly An Act Of Hatred’: NYPD Investigates After Church’s Jesus Statue Smashed, American Flag...

A crucifix dedicated to a Brooklyn monsignor’s late mother was smashed and an American flag was burned Thursday at a local Catholic church. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is looking into what may constitute a hate crime after a vandal jumped over a fence Thursday night, toppled the Jesus statue, and torched the flag…

Vatican Cardinal: In a Globalized World, ‘There Are No Borders’

ROME — The president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue said Friday that the Vatican will continue pursuing diplomatic relations with China following the renewal of a 2018 Sino-Vatican accord on the naming of bishops in China. “What we hope is that this openness continues, that this long process continues, because in a globalized…

U.S. Bishops Celebrate Week in Defense of Man-Woman Marriage

The U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) has announced the kickoff of National Marriage Week Sunday in “defense of marriage as a lifelong union of one man and one woman.” “Each year, National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day provide an opportunity for the Catholic Church to focus on building a culture of life and love…

Shirtless Man Caught On Video Throwing Rock At Jesus Statue, Lighting Church Property On...

Police are investigating after a shirtless man was caught on video throwing a rock at a statue of Jesus and then setting a fire at a Catholic Church in Florida, numerous sources reported. The man appears at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Sunrise early Sunday, according to surveillance video, and is holding a large object.…

Two Washington State Churches Damaged By Fires On Same Day, Authorities Suspect One Case...

Two churches in Washington state were damaged by fire Sunday morning, and investigators suspect arson in one of the cases, numerous sources reported. Police in Brewster are investigating a fire at New Testament Baptist Church, where firefighters were called at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and discovered “quite a bit of fire to deal with,” according…

U.S. Senators Urge Pope Francis to Press China on Religious Liberty

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Pope Francis Monday asking the pontiff to use his moral authority to pressure Beijing to halt abuses of Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang province. “We ask that Your Holiness challenge the leadership of the People’s Republic of China, as you have challenged…

Louisiana Man Arrested For Vandalizing Catholic Church

A Louisiana man was arrested Thursday after causing extensive damage to a Catholic church, which Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy called “the latest episode of attacks on those who believe” in an exclusive statement to the Daily Caller. Chandler Johnson, 23, spent nearly two hours vandalizing the outside property of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church…

Jesus Statue Found Beheaded Outside Catholic Church In Miami, Diocese Expects Hate Crime Investigation

A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalized Wednesday outside a Catholic Church in Miami, an incident church leaders say they expect to be investigated as a hate crime, WSVN reported. Less than a week after another incident targeting Catholics in Florida, the statue of Jesus was found beheaded and knocked off its pedestal outside of…

Vatican Rejects Gender Fluidity in New Catechetical Text

ROME — People’s “gender identity” is given to them by God and is directly tied to their biological sex, the Vatican has declared in a major catechetical text published this week. A fundamental problem with modern gender theory is that it denies a core biblical truth, namely that God creates human beings “male and female,”…
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