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Fifth Circuit Protects Catholic Bishops from Intimidation by Abortionists

A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 in a very rare Sunday night emergency decision that Catholic bishops in Texas do not need to disclose internal communications about abortion to abortionists, reversing a federal trial court’s order to do so in a case that appellate judges saw as an attempt to intimidate people of faith into silence.

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Duterte’s Poll Numbers Crash After ‘God Is Stupid’ Tirade

The question of whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity could survive anything the colorful chief executive says appears to have been answered, as a survey by independent pollster Social Weather Stations published on Tuesday found Duterte sinking to his lowest approval rating since he assumed the office in 2016.

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Chilean Bishops Resign En Masse over Sex Abuse Crisis

The entire body of the Chilean Catholic bishops’ conference—34 bishops in all—submitted signed resignations to Pope Francis this week over the country’s clerical sex abuse crisis.

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Cardinal Dolan Bears False Witness Against Steve Bannon as Catholic Bishops Choose ‘Social Justice’ over Constitution on Illegal Immigration

On the Jennifer Fulwiler Show on Sirius XM’s Channel 129 Thursday, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan falsely characterized Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon’s comments to CBS’s Charlie Rose about why Catholic bishops “have been terrible” in their support of the unconstitutional Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program President Obama enacted by fiat in 2012.

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Bishops and President Proclaim Jesus Christ King of Poland

The Catholic Bishops of Poland together with President Andrzei Duda proclaimed Jesus Christ as King of Poland Saturday and called upon him to rule over their nation, its people, and their political leaders.

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Report: George Soros Exploits Catholic ‘Useful Idiots’

A noted opponent to all things Christian, liberal “philanthropist” George Soros has been investing heavily in Catholic “useful idiots” to change the tone of Catholic moral discourse in the United States, according to a new essay in the Washington Times.

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph Edward Kurtz, Supreme Knight of Knights of Culumbus Carl Anderson and Cardinal Marc Ouellet attend a conference on the canonization of Junipero Serra in light of 'Ecclesia in America' on May 2, 2015 at the Pontifical North American College in …

SCOTUS Immigration Ruling a ‘Huge Disappointment’ Say U.S. Catholic Bishops

In a strongly worded statement, the chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Thursday’s Supreme Court decision that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, calling it a “huge disappointment.”

Pope Francis (C) greets bishops at the end of an audience to the participants in the pilgrimage of Gypsies, on October 26, 2015 at Paul VI audience hall at the Vatican.

Catholic Bishops Launch Radical Appeal to ‘Put an End to the Fossil Fuel Era’

In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris next month, a group of cardinals, patriarchs and bishops have called for a radical, legally binding international climate agreement that mandates, among other things, complete global decarbonization by 2050 and “an end to the fossil fuel era.”

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Pope Francis to Bishops: ‘Do Not Be Afraid to Welcome Immigrants’

Pope Francis urges Catholic bishops in the United States to open the doors of the Church to immigrants, asserting that “these people will enrich America and its Church. As a Latin American, the Pope apologized for “pleading my own case,” when speaking about the influx of Hispanic immigrants into the United States. He also thanked the bishops for the work they have done for immigrants in this country.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to the Catholic Hospital Association Conference at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Obama declared that his 5-year-old health care law is firmly established as the "reality" of health care in America, even as he awaits a Supreme …

Obama To Catholic Health Association: ‘Every Human Being, Made in the Image of God, Deserves to Live in Dignity’

Obama’s words may appear as a purposeful twist to appeal to leftwing “social justice” Catholics while at the same time not admitting that unborn babies are, in fact, “human beings.” Like many liberals, Obama also uses the words of Pope Francis to shore up support for his policies he views as advocating for equality and fairness, while ignoring the Church’s unchanging doctrine in areas such as the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death, and marriage between one man and one woman.

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Catholic Group Urges Schools to Stop Honoring Corporations Seeking Homosexual ‘Marriage Rights’

In response to an amicus brief submitted by 379 corporations and businesses encouraging the U.S. Supreme Court to declare homosexual “marriage rights,” the Cardinal Newman Society is urging Catholic schools, colleges and universities to refrain from providing honors, speaking platforms, or positions on boards and committees to the leaders and board members of these corporations.

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Vatican Commission on Sex Abuse Proposes Sanctions Against Bishops

The most common complaint about the way the Catholic Church handled the 2001 sex abuse crisis was not the way it dealt with victims or with offending priests, but the way it dealt with bishops who were seen as either complicit or culpably negligent. Now the Vatican seems poised to change that.

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Bishop Condemns John Lennon’s Imagine as ‘Heart-Chilling’

An English Catholic bishop has condemned John Lennon’s song ‘Imagine’ as “heart-chilling” in a Christmas homily. The Catholic Herald reports that Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, will use his Christmas Day homily to reflect on the First World War, saying:

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Praise Pope Francis for Role in Cuba Negotiations

With the Obama administration acknowledging the personal intervention of Pope Francis in the President’s unilateral decision to re-establish U.S. relations with Cuba, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is applauding the pope’s role in the effort. The USCCB