The French geneticist Who Renounced a Nobel Prize to defend the unborn is on his way to sainthood

The French geneticist Who Renounced a Nobel Prize to defend the unborn is on his way to sainthood

French pediatrician and geneticist Jérôme Lejeune, renown for discovering the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome, was a devout Catholic. As a Catholic, Lejeune thought his historic discovery would lead to a more compassionate approach to children with the syndrome.  Instead—to his horror—Lejeune’s famous discovery became a tool used to diagnose Down Syndrome babies in…

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

CNA—The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated. Nick Rolovich, a Catholic, had previously announced in July that he would not be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, but would…

Archbishop announces his archdiocese won’t take part in global synodal process, citing ‘ideological’ risk

Archbishop announces his archdiocese won’t take part in global synodal process, citing ‘ideological’ risk

CNA—A Catholic leader has said that his archdiocese won’t take part in the two-year global synodal process, saying that it would run “the risk of becoming ideological.” Archbishop Wolfgang Haas of Vaduz, Liechtenstein, announced his decision on Oct. 15, 2021. “I am of the opinion that in our small archdiocese it is possible for good…

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

CNA—A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming that the county treated them more harshly than secular institutions when it came to COVID protocols.  Abundant Life Baptist Church, which has locations in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Jackson…

Pope Francis greets Colombian nun freed 4 years after kidnapping by Islamists in Mali

Pope Francis greets Colombian nun freed 4 years after kidnapping by Islamists in Mali

CNA—Pope Francis greeted a Colombian nun on Sunday, shortly after she was freed four years after being kidnapped by Islamists in Mali. The pope blessed Sr. Gloria Cecilia Narváez Argoti before a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica launching a worldwide synodal process. The Malian presidency announced that she was released on Oct. 9 after “four…

OBIT: Hank Evers, whose life continues to inspire

OBIT: Hank Evers, whose life continues to inspire

In November of 2020, Santiago Retreat Center Vice President of Philanthropy and our Brother in Christ Hank Evers was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer.  During this past year, we walked with Hank on his heroic Camino of suffering, made particularly difficult by the Covid restrictions on healthcare facilities. Doctor visits, hospital stays, chemo infusions, all…

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a remarkable, historical…

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

Sean Stephenson delivered a talk to inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California, several years ago that absollutely inspires, no matter where you are. No matter what circumstances or challenges you face right now. He cuts through all the muck and challenges of life to squarely focus on going forward. Need inspiration? Sean’s talk…

Judge Who Made David Daleiden Pay Millions for Exposing Planned Parenthood Caught Breaking the Law

Judge Who Made David Daleiden Pay Millions for Exposing Planned Parenthood Caught Breaking the Law

Lifesite News—A federal judge who fined undercover journalist David Daleiden $16 million for exposing Planned Parenthood’s aborted baby body parts trade is facing accusations of illegal and unethical financial connections to a party in one of his cases. The Wall Street Journal identified U.S. District Judge William Orrick, of California, as one of 131 federal judges who broke…

Make Schools Local Again

Make Schools Local Again

National Review—Breaking up large districts would restrain teachers’ unions.  The many lessons of the COVID pandemic have included an unwelcome one for public-school parents about the outsized power of American teachers’ unions. Even as private schools remained open or reopened, almost half of public-school districts in the United States continued with “hybrid” learning — the unproven…

ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

ROSES DELIVERED: More than 3,500 people said “YES” to Archbishop Cordileone’s call for a Rose and Rosary for Pelosi’s conversion… and people are STILL signing up

So far, more than 3,550 people signed up to pray and fast for Nancy Pelosi through Archbishop Cordileone’s “Rose and Rosary for Nancy” campaign in the first 24 hours after it was announced, said Maggie Gallagher, executive director of the Benedict XVI Institute, in a press release. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone called on Catholics…

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

URGENT: No Bishop Has Ever Done This Before… and he needs our help!

On the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced his “A Rose and a Rosary for Nancy Pelosi“ campaign, which will be executed thrrough the Benedict XVI Institute. The collective roses—one for each person who signs up to pray—will be delivered en masse to Senator Pelosi tomorrow,…

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa) Won’t Vote for Democrat Reconciliation Bill Without Hyde Amendment

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WVa) Won’t Vote for Democrat Reconciliation Bill Without Hyde Amendment

NatonalReview,LifesiteNews—Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.VA.) has said he will not vote for any Democrat reconciliation bill without the Hyde Amendment to protect Americans from having to fund abortions. As Democrats advance massive legislation to exponentially increase government spending, pro-life groups are very concerned about the prospects for overturning Hyde and forcing Americans to fund killing babies…

Nancy Pelosi Hell-Bent to Intensify Infanticide, Promoting Killing Babies in Abortion-Without-Limits Legislation

Nancy Pelosi Hell-Bent to Intensify Infanticide, Promoting Killing Babies in Abortion-Without-Limits Legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lashed out last Thursday against her archbishop, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, for his statement that the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act—the most egregious abortion bill yet proposed, that would remove nearly all abortion restrictions and strip states of any state pro-life legislation—is tantamount to “child sacrifice.” The bill, which was approved…

Archbishop Cordileone blasts pro-abort “Catholic” politicians and a bill he says is “nothing short of child sacrifice”

Archbishop Cordileone blasts pro-abort “Catholic” politicians and a bill he says is “nothing short of child sacrifice”

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco blasted the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act (HR 3755), saying it amounted to “child sacrifice,” and he called on all Catholics to pray and fast for the defeat of the bill. “This proposed legislation is nothing short of child sacrifice,” Archbishop Cordileone said last Tuesday. The bill, introduced by…

Meet the ONE AND ONLY Democrat Congressman to Vote Against a Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

Meet the ONE AND ONLY Democrat Congressman to Vote Against a Bill Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

Lifesite News—Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) was the only Democrat to vote “NO” Friday on a radical pro-abortion bill that would force the whole country to legalize the killing of unborn babies in abortions without limits up to birth. The deceptively named Women’s Health Protection Act passed the U.S. House in a 218-211 vote with Cuellar joining Republicans…

Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

Abortion doctor sued under Texas abortion law, but two men filing the lawsuits under strange circumstances

CNA—A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday by two non-Texas residents, in what appears to be the first legal action taken since the law took effect this month. A Texas pro-life group has criticized the lawsuits, however, calling them “imprudent” and “self-serving.”…

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CATHOLIC PROFILE: Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Catholic Nuns’ Anti-Racist Example

CNA—Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises, the Justice said in a lecture Thursday. “My nuns and my grandparents lived out their sacred vocation…

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

CNA—The U.S. House of Representatives this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand throughout pregnancy. The deceptively named “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 3755), introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), recognizes the “statutory right” of women to have abortions. It also states the “right” of…

Quick Facts About the Miracle of Liquefaction of the Blood of Saint Januarius

Quick Facts About the Miracle of Liquefaction of the Blood of Saint Januarius

On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy. Traditionally, on this day and on two other occasions a year, his blood, which is kept in a glass ampoule in the shape of a rounded cruet, liquifies. According to documentation cited by the Italian…

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