The Holy Spirit and the next Conclave

by Roberto de Mattei The eyes of the whole world, and not just of Catholics, are currently turned towards St Peter’s to find out who will be the new Vicar of Christ. This time, the sense of expectancy which is felt on the eve of every Conclave is even more intense and full of concern, […]

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Same-sex marriage will put Bristish Catholics under ‘intolerable moral pressures’, says bishop

In the wake of the British Parliament approval of David Cameron’s “Marriage” Bill, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth issued the following courageous statement: Naturally, I am very disappointed that Parliament wishes, in an Orwellian manner, to redefine the concept of marriage for England and Wales. The proposed change will have catastrophic consequences for marriage as […]

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UK Catholic bishops castigate David Cameron over homosexual ‘marriage’ plans

Leaders of the Catholic Church have responded to an announcement by the British coalition government that it will bring forward a bill to introduce same-sex “marriage” next week. “I’m a massive supporter of marriage,” Prime Minister David Cameron told the BBC, “and I don’t want gay people to be excluded from a great institution. “But […]

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Irish referendum part of a global campaign against the family

ROME October 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Editor’s note: John Smeaton, the head of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, one of the largest and most influential pro-life and pro-family organisations in the world, has expressed his grave concerns regarding the proposed amendment to the constitution of the Republic of Ireland in extensive comments […]

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Un évêque écossais compare avortement et holocauste

Lur sur le Blog de Jeanne Smits: L’évêque catholique de Motherwell, en Ecosse, est devenu la cible de toute la presse « bien-pensante » au Royaume-Uni en osant comparer l’avortement aux atrocités du camp d’Auschwitz. Mgr Joseph Devine s’est exprimé cette semaine à la suite de la relaxe de deux militants chrétiens poursuivis pour avoir […]

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After same-sex “marriage,” incest and polygamy, French cardinal warns

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, has warned that legalizing same-sex “marriage” will open the way to polygamy and incest and lead to the “breakdown of society”. Speaking to Catholic radio, RCF, the cardinal went on to caution, “Once it’s legalized, the consequences will be innumerable. They’ll want to create couples with three or four […]

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L’Église catholique écossaise fait front contre le mariage homosexuel

Dimanche 26 août, les curés des 500 paroisses catholiques de l’Écosse ont lu en chaire une lettre pastorale dans laquelle les évêques dénoncent le projet du gouvernement, annoncé fin juillet, de légaliser le mariage homosexuel début 2015 et enjoignent aux fidèles de se mobiliser. « Nous vous demandons instamment de vous joindre à nos efforts […]

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Edinburgh cardinal suspends discussion with government over homosexual ‘marriage’

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the archbishop of Edinburgh, issued a statement suspending all communications with the government over plans to create homosexual “marriage” in Scotland. Edinburgh archdiocesan spokesman Peter Kearney said relations between the cardinal and the Scottish Government are “strained and more difficult since they [the government] made the decision on same-sex marriage. It’s difficult […]

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Priests must break confessional seal: Irish government introduces anticipated bill

By Hilary White, LifeSiteNews‘ Rome correspondent DUBLIN, April 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Irish Justice Minister has evoked outrage from the Catholic Church by proposing 5-year prison sentences for priests who fail to report sex abuse of minors if they hear about it in the confessional. Alan Shatter’s mandatory reporting bill, introduced Wednesday, will make […]

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Pupils at UK Catholic schools are asked to back campaign against same-sex marriage

The Roman Catholic church has written to every Catholic secondary school in England and Wales asking them to encourage pupils to sign a petition against government plans to let homosexual couples marry in civil ceremonies. Church leaders believe the proposal would reduce the significance of marriage. The Catholic Education Service contacted 385 secondary schools to […]

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