ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

ACPeds Submits Public Comment that Denounces Proposed HHS Gender Identity Rule That Radicalizes Medicine and Threatens Conscience Rights

The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) submitted a public comment in opposition to the proposed rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would radicalize medicine and threaten medical conscience rights. The proposed rule redefines discrimination on the basis of sex to include…

Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Blessed Sacrament found intact in tabernacle of church burned by armed men in Cameroon

Last Sunday, the priest at a local parish where I attended Mass underscored the “unimaginable power” of Our Lord in the Eucharist and the importance of drawing closer to the Blessed Sacrament by sharing — calmly yet passionately, at the very end of his sermon — that a parish in his homeland had just been…

Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Will You Curtsy to the Queen?

Crisis—With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, several parallels to our Faith emerged. Here was deceased royalty brought to bear on a grieving nation, and all of the pomp and circumstance, along with the throngs of people along the route of the hearse, brought to mind both our King, Jesus Christ, and His Mother, the Queen…

Queen Elizabeth II Meets the Queen of Heaven…poignantly, on Mary’s Birthday

Queen Elizabeth II Meets the Queen of Heaven…poignantly, on Mary’s Birthday

OldHollywoodandBeyond—That Queen Elizabeth II would end her earthly sojourn today, September 8, 2022, the Feast of the Birth of Mary, Mother of Jesus, is poignant and special. On a personal note, as the Queen was getting ready to breathe her last, my 96-year-old father, recovering in the hospital, and I, said the Holy Rosary for…

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with Five Popes

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with Five Popes

(CNA)—Queen Elizabeth II passed away today, on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Royal Family already had gathered in Balmoral Castle Thursday amid concerns for Queen Elizabeth II’s health, Catholic bishops in England and Wales have offered their prayers for her and her family. Queen Elizabeth, who turned 96 in…

Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, after her death

Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, after her death

(CNA)—Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster, England, offered prayers for and paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, who died Sept. 8 while under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with multiple family members by her side. She was 96. “On 21 April 1947, on her twenty-first birthday, Princess Elizabeth said, ‘I declare before you all that…

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

Word on Fire’s Robert Barron installed as bishop of Rochester, Minnesota

CNA—Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, was installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, at St. John the Evangelist Co-Cathedral in Rochester on Friday. Appointed by Pope Francis earlier this summer, Barron is returning to the Midwest after almost seven years as auxiliary bishop…

Catholic priest sheltered 50 in church during Highland Park shooting

Catholic priest sheltered 50 in church during Highland Park shooting

A Catholic priest, Fr. Hernan Cuevas, is being praised for taking immediate action as soon as he heard the shots ring out during the deadly Highland Park parade shooting on July 4th.  The priest is featured in the cover photo as he leads parishioners in a public memorial event a few days later. According to…

U.S. Bishops’ 102-year-old news outlet to close at end of 2022

U.S. Bishops’ 102-year-old news outlet to close at end of 2022

Due to “significant realignment,” U.S.-based Catholic News Service (CNS), the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end of 2022. “These changes, although painful, will allow the remaining functions — including the Catholic News Service Rome Bureau and the Office of Public Affairs — a more sustainable…

Senseless Attack on Our Lady of Fatima statue at National Basilica Dec 5, 2021

Senseless Attack on Our Lady of Fatima statue at National Basilica Dec 5, 2021

Security-camera footage shows a man attacking a statue of Our Lady of Fatima by cutting off her hands and hammering at her face, according to a statement by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. “We have contacted authorities and, though we are deeply pained by this incident, we…

It’s Personal: Waukesha, Wisconsin Tragedy Kills Wife of Catholic Businessman Dave Durand

It’s Personal: Waukesha, Wisconsin Tragedy Kills Wife of Catholic Businessman Dave Durand

Tamara “Tammy” Durand, 52, wife of Catholic businessman Dave Durand, was among the now six people tragically killed in a Waukesha, Wis., massacre that happened Sunday afternoon, November 21, during the 58th annual Waukesha Christmas Parade. In addition to her husband, Tammy also leaves behind three children and a beloved two-year-old grandchild. One minute Tamara…

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…

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…

Panic at Kabul Airport Imperils Evacuation Flights; At Least Two Afghans Dead

“I am the President of the United States and the buck stops with me,” Biden said about withdrawing the troops after the departure mission is complete. Defense One—U.S. warns that any attacks on evacuation will meet “a forceful response,” but how long will the Taliban hold off? The U.S. military temporarily froze all flights out…

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

Top Chinese counterintelligence official defected to US, provided intel on Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs: Reports

In this breaking news story—revealing what took place in February of this year—we anticipate gleaning new facts about COVID-19, the Wuhan lab and China’s bioweapons programs, not from just anybody, but from a Chinese Insider — a Top communist Chinese intel officer—who defected to the U.S. The truth ultimately wins out … every time.  Even…

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

Cardinal George Pell: Australian media fined A$1.1m over trial reports

BBC—A court has fined 12 Australian media groups a total of A$1.1m (£600,000; $840,000) for their coverage of Cardinal George Pell’s now-overturned conviction in a sexual abuse case. The outlets admitted to breaching a legal order in 2018, which banned them from reporting the verdict at the time. A judge rejected arguments that their news…

McCarrick Report: Vatican details McCarrick’s career and decades of sexual misconduct

McCarrick Report: Vatican details McCarrick’s career and decades of sexual misconduct

CNA—The Vatican’s Secretariat of State published Tuesday a report on Theodore McCarrick, saying that the Holy See had received inaccurate information about McCarrick from three New Jersey bishops before McCarrick’s 2001 appointment as Archbishop of Washington. (Click here to read The McCarrick Report for yourself) The false information presented by those bishops might have been…

The McCarrick Report: What to know

The McCarrick Report: What to know

CNA—On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Vatican’s Secretariat of State will release a report on its two-year investigation into the career of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who has been found canonically guilty of serial sexual abuse and misconduct, and was laicized in 2019. (Click here to read The McCarrick Report for yourself) Who is Theodore McCarrick? Theodore…

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