Irish Priest Pleads: Pray the Rosary for Ireland!

With all of the powers of the world aligned in support of the repeal of Ireland’s 8th Amendment – which grants the unborn the right to life – a young Irish priest has put out an urgent call to the faithful around the world to call down the powers of heaven upon his country and prevent this important law from being overturned.

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Honolulu Bishop Pleads for Prayer

Scene of burning fissure coursing through the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano. (US Geological Survey).

After the recent eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii and a series of small earthquakes, Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva is asking for prayers for those who have lost everything.

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Cardinal Dolan Tries to Explain Met Gala

                                            Cardinal Timothy Dolan
                          (Wikicommons/Heidi Green, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Apparently, I’m not the only one getting an earful about the Met Gala where Hollywood stars showed up in outrageous costumes that caricatured Catholicism and offended almost everyone I know (even non-Catholics). Cardinal Dolan is also being called upon to explain why this was allowed to happen – and why he attended the event.

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Star Wars or Heaven’s Plan?

Today is National Star Wars Day and many of the film’s fans will be offering the movie’s famous greeting ,“May the force be with you,” or its pun for the day, “May the fourth be with you.” Judging by world conditions and the strife that abounds both at home and abroad, we could use some force and power to bring relief, order, and justice to our beleaguered globe. Read the rest…

Time to Fight for Faith-Based Adoption Agencies!

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other faith leaders across the country are calling upon U.S. lawmakers to support the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act which will prevent the government from discriminating against faith-based adoption agencies because of their religious or moral beliefs.

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Archbishop Pens Powerful Op-Ed in Local Newspaper

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, who serves as Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty, penned a powerful response to a letter sent to the editor of a Kentucky newspaper by a citizen who expressed concern about his support for the First Amendment Defense Act – a bill which some are claiming will legalize discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Exorcism Course Reveals Changing Face of Evil

Regina Apostolorum in Rome where the week-long course “Exorcism and the Prayer of Liberation” is being held. (Wikicommons)

More than 250 people from 50 countries converged on Rome this week to attend a week-long course on exorcism and discuss the changing face of evil in our day.

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Pope Take Steps to Help Ailing Alfie Evans

                                                  (SaveAlfieEvans.com)

Pope Francis met with the father of Alfie Evans, a two-year-old suffering from an undiagnosed neurological condition in a hospital seeking the removal of his life support, and has opened the door to allowing the child to be transferred to Bambino Gesu in Rome.

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