Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias: “No One Can Justify Terminating an Innocent Child Growing in the Mother’s Womb”
OPINION MICAIAH BILGER OCT 17, 2017 | 10:58AM WASHINGTON, DC
Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias of India recently preached a strong message about the battle between the culture of life and culture of death in the world today.
Gracias, the Archbishop of Bombay and the head of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, spoke about abortion, euthanasia and other family issues addressed in Pope Francis’s “Amoris Laetitia” during a conference Oct. 13 to 15 in Mumbai, India, Crux reports.
“Unfortunately, today there is a growing cultural, ideological, social and spiritual crisis faced by many families due to the negative influence of the mass media, the hedonistic culture, relativism, materialism, individualism, secularism, atheistic ideologies and an excessive and selfish liberalization of morals,” Gracias said.read more
October 16, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – European conservative scholars and intellectuals have released a manifesto aimed at restoring Europe to its “true genius” and actively recovering “what is best in our tradition.”
The manifesto, called the Paris Statement, details how “technocratic tyranny” and “false freedom” prevails in Europe, threatening its very existence as well as the Christian roots that undergird it.
The statement, released October 7, lists concerns about the growing secularization of Europe, Muslim immigration, and the rise of a “false Europe.” It outlines ways Europe can return to respecting the sovereignty of its nations, overcome “isolation and aimlessness,” and restore “true liberalism.”read more
If “the Word of God does not enter” in the heart, “there is no place for love and, in the end, there is no place for freedom,” said Pope Francis in his homily delivered at mass on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in the chapel of Santa Marta in the Vatican, reported Radio Vatican in Italian.read more
This was the message of Pope Francis to pilgrims at the Fatima Shrine in Portugal on October 13, the centenary of Our Lady’s final apparition at the Cova da Iria. And the same refrain echoes through the Church and across the centuries: Never abandon the Rosary. Pray the Rosary, as she asked.read more
John Paul II: “Voluntary killing of an innocent human being is always gravely immoral”
The Consistent Ethic of Life, commonly called the seamless garment theory, equates intrinsic evils such as abortion with social justice issues of poverty, hunger, joblessness and the like, and has been blurring Catholic moral teaching for the past 50 years.
The seamless garment was a term coined by a Catholic ethicist in 1971 to equate the intrinsic evil of abortion with capital punishment. Catholic teaching bans abortion but allows capital punishment in certain situations. The Seamless Garment was later equated with the term “consistent ethic of life” by the late Cdl. Joseph Bernardin of Chicago in talks given at two universities in 1983 and 1984.read more
A raft of amendments to the Code of Canon Law, allowing local bishops greater freedom to develop and adapt their own liturgical translations, Magnum Principium transfers power away from Rome to local bishops’ conferences.read more
Church Militant recently published Milo Yiannopoulos’ America magazine interview, which gave rise to some confusion and even a bit of backlash. Such backlash was evident in plenary amount in the comments box. From my view, Church Militant’s position on controversial speakers doesn’t seem that complicated: A speaker of the truth is always worth listening to and a sign of contradiction always worth heeding. Here follows a few of the more compelling reasons in favor of — for the serious-minded Catholic, anyway — listening to Milo’s rhetoric and logic:read more
The Left, all of it — entertainment media, politicians, Hollywood studio liberals, screenwriters, actors, college professors and administrators, NGO’s, social justice warriors, liberal philanthropists, nutty philosophers, news media, warped sociologists, man-caused climate change cheerleaders, music industry executives, mind-rot authors, atheist scientists, you name it — the whole lot of them and anyone else who would fit under the anti-God umbrella, they collectively comprise the Luciferian Left. And that is to say the ruling elites of the culture who reject God and morality and seek to destroy any vestige of decency left in society.read more
If you’ve ever seen Casablanca, you won’t have forgotten the scene in Rick’s Cafe where the German officers who are singing “Die Wacht am Rhein” are drowned out by the French patrons who burst into a rousing rendition of the “Marseillaise.”
Something similar happened last week at the National Opera in Cluj Napoca, Romania. A “multicultural” opera that included a Muslim muezzin chanting the call to prayer was interrupted by members of the audience singing the national anthem.read more
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