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…

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…

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

CNA—The blood of St. Januarius, patron of the Italian city of Naples, liquefied on Sunday. The miraculous event took place in the city’s Cathedral of the Assumption of Mary during morning Mass on Sept. 19, 2021, the saint’s feast day. Before the Mass, Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia went to the Royal Chapel of the Treasure…

Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’

CNA—Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic circles. In an introduction to a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI said that “with the legalization of ‘same-sex marriage’ in 16 European countries, the issue…

9/11—Twenty Years Ago: Never Forget, Never Take Our Freedom For Granted

9/11—Twenty Years Ago: Never Forget, Never Take Our Freedom For Granted

Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.  Let’s make sure our children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, are learning real history in school… so that we NEVER FORGET, Never take our freedoms for granted! Yes we are called to live in Christ-centered Courage, self-discipline, love, hope.  We are called to…

The Texas Heartbeat Act: Quick Facts

The Texas Heartbeat Act: Quick Facts

The Texas Heartbeat Act: Quick Facts The Texas Heartbeat Act prohibits elective abortions after an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. An unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected by six weeks. Before an abortion occurs, the abortionist must determine whether the child’s heartbeat is present using methods according to standard medical practice. If a heartbeat…

GOD BLESS TEXAS: The First State to Ban Abortions in 49 Years!

GOD BLESS TEXAS: The First State to Ban Abortions in 49 Years!

Sept 2, 2021 update— Late last night, the U.S. Supreme Court DENIED an emergency motion filed by Planned Parenthood to stop enforcement of the Texas Heartbeat Act while lower-court litigation continues. It was a 5-4 decision, with Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Barrett in the majority. Chief Justice Roberts joined the liberal minority. You…

Firsthand Report: Afghan Doctor Recounts Family Escape and Tragedy

France24—French-Afghan doctor Mohammed Zahed Omar talks to FRANCE 24 about his dramatic escape from the Afghan capital and his fears for those unable to escape the Taliban. A doctor and pharmacist based in France, Omar was visiting family in Afghanistan when Taliban forces suddenly swept into Kabul on August 15, abruptly ending the country’s two-decade-long…

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private citizen and entrepreneurial news personality Glen Beck raised more than $20 MILLION IN LESS THAN THREE DAYS—all donated from other private citizens—to rescue Christians in Afghanistan immediately. Beck asked listeners to “give until it hurts,” whether it be $10 or $100 or more, and launched the plea with his personal donation of $100,000.  The…

Invitation & Resources: How Big Tech Censors Religious Voices, and How to Fight Back

Invitation & Resources: How Big Tech Censors Religious Voices, and How to Fight Back

Big Tech’s censorship of religious voices has continued. Napa Legal joins the Ethics and Public Policy Center to continue spotlighting this issue in an event discussing How Big Tech Censors Religious Voices, How to Fight Back.  In this special online event from the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) and Napa Legal, EPPC Policy Analyst Clare Morell interviews…

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

CNA—Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke has been removed from a ventilator and will move from the ICU to a hospital room as he continues to battle COVID-19. According to an Aug. 21 update on the cardinal’s health, Burke was able to speak by phone with his sister on Saturday morning and “expressed his deep gratitude for…

VA faith-based groups ask court to reconsider ruling that allows state to ruin them for their beliefs 

NOTE: This lawsuit — objecting to the horrific fines imposed for hiring people aligned with a nonprofit’s principles — directly affects Virginia-based Catholic schools and nonprofits . ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new lawsuit challenges a Virginia law that forces nonprofit ministries to abandon their core convictions in hiring and other policies or face fines up…

Spirituality at the Intersection of a Career Transition and the Discernment of One’s Purpose

Spirituality at the Intersection of a Career Transition and the Discernment of One’s Purpose

A Review of Joe Murphy’s Spiritual Lifeboat. I was introduced to author Joe Murphy by Mary Jo Potter, the former Dignity Health Board Chair and a recent guest on my radio show, THE MENTORS RADIO. Mary Jo suggested we meet due to my work over 20 years helping more than 6,000 professionals navigate their career…

China and the Vatican

China and the Vatican

Father Paul Mariani, S.J., professor at Santa Clara University, gave a fascinating talk at the Napa Institute Summer Conference on the subject of China and the Vatican. Father Mariani’s presentation centered on a 2018 “provisional accord” between China and the Vatican that was apparently designed to work toward normalizing relations and resolving issues over the…

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

URGENT UPDATE: Cardinal Burke needs intensified prayers for COVID recovery

August 18,2021—3pm PST—We have just received word from Lifesite News that Cardinal Burke’s condition is rapidly deteriorating and that he is suffering severe side-effects of a COVID infection. He has developed severe pneumonia and is not responding to treatment. Please intensify prayers for this faithful shepherd! – CBJ Raymond Cardinal Burke, former bishop of La…

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

Reuters—Aug 16, 2021—China carried out assault drills near Taiwan on Tuesday with warships and fighter jets exercising off the southwest and southeast of the island, in what the country’s armed forces said was as a response to “external interference” and “provocations”. Taiwan, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory, has complained of repeated People’s Liberation Army…

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

While world attention is on Afghanistan crisis, China focuses on Taiwan… News.com.au (Australia)—Chinese state media has pounced on America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using the chaos to threaten one of its neighbours. China has pounced on the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using it to threaten the island of Taiwan. The Taliban has swept…

Chairman of Joint Chiefs warns of growth of al Qaeda, threat to US amid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

Chairman of Joint Chiefs warns of growth of al Qaeda, threat to US amid Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

FoxNews—Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley warned lawmakers during a briefing over the weekend that terror groups like al-Qaeda may be able to grow at a much faster pace and pose a threat to the United States in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a source confirmed to Fox News.…

Parishioners killed in quake-damaged historic Haiti church

Parishioners killed in quake-damaged historic Haiti church

AFP—Its bell tower and yellow walls a sharp contrast with Haiti’s blue tropical sky, the historic Immaculee Conception church was the pride of Les Anglais, until it was destroyed by an earthquake Saturday, burying several faithful inside. “It was a beautiful church with very beautiful architecture,” said Fr. Wilson Exantus Andre, the parish priest at…

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