Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Benedictine nun from Ukraine: The church building is in ruins, but the Church is alive

Ukraine—CNA—After the liberation of the Mykolaiv district in Ukraine from the Russian army last week, residents began to return to their homes with the hope of saving at least some of their possessions. Together with the parish priest, Society of Christ Father Oleksandr Repin, and other nuns, Benedictine Sister Faustina Kovalska went to the site…

Bishop Barron, expressing ‘outrage,’ vows to reconsecrate vandalized cemetery

Bishop Barron, expressing ‘outrage,’ vows to reconsecrate vandalized cemetery

Rochester, NY—CNA—Bishop Robert Barron has pledged to reconsecrate a Catholic Minnesota cemetery vandalized on Halloween night with satanic and vulgar graffiti. “On this feast of All Souls, when the Church honors our beloved dead, I would like to express my outrage at this desecration and my assurance of prayers for the families of those whose…

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Cake designer Cathy Miller has been vindicated in the California courts for practicing her Christian principles on the job. On October 21, 2022, attorneys from the Thomas More Society law firm brought home a First Amendment victory for the cake shop owner of Tastries, a popular Bakersfield, California, bakery that was targeted for abiding by…

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

WSJ—Even as Xi Jinping was being crowned as China’s unchallenged dictator, the Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. This is the second renewal since the deal was brokered in 2018, though there’s little progress on religious freedom to show for it. Its main contribution has been to mute…

Voter Guides and Resources: Family Values, Pro-Life

Voter Guides and Resources: Family Values, Pro-Life

BOOKMARK THIS POST- Catholic Business Journal herein provides a list of trustworthy voting resources as you make important decisions locally, state-wide and nationally.   If we have missed any resources you recommend, please let us know immediately at admin (at) catholicbusinessjournal.biz ——————— Links below have been updated – State resources listed by state ————————————————- All States…

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…

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

CNA/ADF—The Supreme Court’s fall term features a major case that will push the question of religious liberty back into the national spotlight as the court determines whether or not a Colorado woman can be forced to violate her religious beliefs about marriage. Lorie Smith, an artist and small business owner, is challenging a Colorado state…

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

ALL EYES ON TEXAS: Find Out Why at the ‘Life is Beautiful Gala’ on October 30

The reversal of Roe v. Wade marks a new reality. Practically overnight the number of moms in need dramatically increased, nationwide. Texas suddenly has become the epicenter of this new, post-Roe reality and one group in particular—the JPII Life Center—stands apart in generating innovative new solutions for moms in need, and for engaging and educating…

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Christian counselor filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Tuesday that asks the full court to hear the case of Brian Tingley, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tacoma, after a three-judge panel dismissed his case. Tingley vs. Ferguson Tingley is challenging…

Gavin Newsom’s California: A Fight From Hell

Gavin Newsom’s California: A Fight From Hell

California’s Governor Gavin Newsom threatened to “fight like hell” to expand baby killing in California and across the nation, and he is making good on his diabolical vow. In the past week alone, Newsom: Launched a billboard campaign profaning the words of Jesus to lure girls and young women from other states to kill their…

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial. Paul Marshall, the director of the Religious Freedom Institute’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team, told CNA that Zen’s trial “further undercuts [communist] China’s 1997 promise…

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Warsaw, CNA—On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide, according to organizers of the prayer event. “We believe that 10 minutes of supplication to God can change our families, cities, and the whole world,” the organizers said. At 3 p.m. local time, street…

FBI Raids Home of Pro-Life Christian With Guns Drawn as Family Watches in Horror

FBI Raids Home of Pro-Life Christian With Guns Drawn as Family Watches in Horror

Faithwire—The FBI used a major show of force to arrest pro-life Christian Mark Houck, 48, with dozens of agents reportedly descending on his home with guns drawn as Houck’s wife and children looked on in horror. Early Friday morning the FBI arrived at the Houck’s residence in Bucks County, PA and began pounding on the…

Gorbachev and Reagan: the capitalist and communist who helped end the cold war

Gorbachev and Reagan: the capitalist and communist who helped end the cold war

Editor’s note — With news of Mikhail Gorbachev’s death, memories of the remarkable, historic actions of then-U.S. President Reagan, Russia’s leader at the time, Gorbachev, and England’s Margaret Thatcher come to mind…. especially the unlikely connection and even a level of friendship between Reagan and Gorbachev. For those living in Soviet Russia at the time,…

LifeSite News and other resources—A federal court has ruled that the California mandate that forces churches to pay for abortions in their health insurance plans is unconstitutional. Nine Long Years Churches across California have been battling the onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department…

Picture worth a thousand words – Thank you Pat Cross!

Picture worth a thousand words – Thank you Pat Cross!

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Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Just a few weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi, D-California, introduced (or re-introduced?) H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act. This bill would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) as protected classes under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Of course we, as Catholics and Christians, accept each individual as created by God and as such,…

Pro-Life Gen Z-ers see cause as social justice

Pro-Life Gen Z-ers see cause as social justice

BBC—For a new wave of Generation Z anti-abortion activists, the battle to end abortion is as much about social justice as it is about faith. Noah Slayter estimates he’s been to the US Supreme Court almost 50 times in the last five years. The 20-year-old university student, along with his friends, had become something of…

Archbishop Lori Does Not Mince Words in Urging Biden Admin to Help Moms in Need, Not Kill “defenseless, voiceless human beings”

Archbishop Lori Does Not Mince Words in Urging Biden Admin to Help Moms in Need, Not Kill “defenseless, voiceless human beings”

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair, minced no words on Friday, August 5, when he publicly called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and children. His message was in response to an executive order from Biden that facilitates abortion by allow states to use Medicaid to…

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

“The problem that looms is not just indifference to religion. It’s not just ignorance about religion. There’s also growing hostility to religion or at least the traditional religious beliefs that are contrary to the new moral code that is ascendant in some sectors,” noted Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a Rome speech…. Read more>>

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