Climate agreement welcomed by pope but pro-lifers concerned about language that promotes abortion

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Pope Francis with UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon

Pope Francis has indicated support for the final agreement reached on 12th December 2015 at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. Tragically, the agreement contains language designed to promote abortion and contraception, even though the terms themselves are …

Papal critics threatened with excommunication as “Year of Mercy” begins

Fisichella and FrancisArchbishop Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, has stirred controversy by suggesting that some criticisms of Pope Francis might result in automatic excommunication.

Archbishop Fisichella made his remarks while explaining how Pope Francis’s new “Missionaries of Mercy” will operate. The 800 “missionaries” will have …

How did heterodox prelates try to change doctrine at synod?

Matthew-McCusker_2In this address delivered at the Catholic Voice conference Faith of Our Fathers, Matthew McCusker of Voice of the Family discusses three key elements of the “progressive” strategy deployed at the Ordinary Synod: arguing for changes in the Church’s language, the obscuring of moral absolutes by emphasising “positive …

Launch of new encyclical by head of Catholic agency accused of funding contraception shows urgent need for reaffirmation of Humanae Vitae

Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, speaks during news conference to present Pope Francis' encyclical on environment

Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), spoke yesterday at the Vatican as a member of the panel that presented the papal encyclical Laudato Si to the world’s media. Woo was invited by the Vatican despite longstanding and frequently expressed concerns that the CRS is involved …