RC Synod’s chief organizer seized books by top cardinals defending Church’s marriage teachings

Feb 27, 2015 by

By Hilary White, LifeSite: Allegations have surfaced this week that the lead organizer of the Vatican’s controversial Synod on the Family in October personally intervened to block the distribution of a book distributed by high-ranking cardinals, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, that defended the Church’s teachings on marriage. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, general secretary for the Synod of Bishops, who became the focus of much criticism from bishops at the Synod for allegedly...

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RC Bishops urge 4million followers to vote for political candidates who back marriage

Feb 24, 2015 by

By Steve Doughty, Mailonline: Roman Catholic bishops will today urge 4million worshippers to vote for political candidates who promote marriage. Cardinal Vincent Nichols will say that stable families and help for the frail and elderly are key planks in advice about the general election for the church’s five million British followers. The Right Reverend Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, said yesterday: ‘No-one expects bishops to offer a political programme at election time but to highlight the...

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Self-concept and how it influences the same-sex ‘marriage’ debate

Jan 28, 2015 by

By John Henry Westen, LifeSite: It is no secret that the Catholic Church is under severe social pressure to promote homosexuality and to depart from the idea that holy marriage between opposite-sex couples should be the only form of marriage promoted. As well, the new “Celibacy Movement” for “Gay Catholics” is being pushed into the limelight, despite its misguided approach to growing in holiness. LifeSiteNews is proud to present a novel perspective on the debate around same-sex ‘marriage’...

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Scotland’s First Minister Donald Dewar consulted Queen over Catholic monarchy ban

Jan 1, 2015 by

By Simon Johnson, Telegraph: Newly-declassified documents showed Scotland’s first First Minister approached Buckingham Palace and the UK Government about the Act of Settlement, which barred Roman Catholics from ascending to the throne and marrying into the Royal Family. Donald Dewar consulted the Queen and the UK Government over his rejection of SNP calls for an end to the ban on Roman Catholics ascending to the throne, according to newly-declassified documents. Scotland’s first First...

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Catholic Church and women bishops

Dec 21, 2014 by

From ICN: Following the announcement of the Church of England’s first woman bishop on 17 December 2014,  a spokesperson for the  Roman Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales on Friday, said they would not be issuing any comment.  She referred ICN to the Bishops’ statement issued in July this year. STATEMENT – WOMEN BISHOPS 
The Catholic Church remains fully committed to its dialogue with the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. For the Catholic Church, the goal...

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For His glory and our good

Dec 16, 2014 by

A talk delivered by Matthew McCusker of Voice of the Family to the Marriage, Sex and Culture group of Anglican Mainstream on 11th December 2014. Voice of the Family is a coalition of 23 different pro-life and pro-family organisations drawn from across all five continents and founded and led by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children. International cooperation between pro-life organisations is more important than ever in the light of ever escalating threats to life, marriage and the...

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