‘Catholic’ Biden Vows to Force Nuns to Pay for Contraceptives And Abortifacients

After the Little Sisters of the Poor won a major Supreme Court case this week, Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, pledged to take them back to court to try to force them to pay for abortion and contraceptives under a requirement imposed by Obamacare. The Supreme Court this week issued a 7-2 ruling affirming that the Little Sisters and other religious groups cannot be forced to pay for insurance that covers contraceptives and chemical abortifacients if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. In response to the ruling, Biden issued a statement: “As disappointing as the Supreme

Wisconsin Clergy Reporting Bill Poses Serious Threat to Religious Freedom

Last Wednesday, three Democrat lawmakers announced they would be introducing the “Clergy Mandatory Reporting Act” in Wisconsin’s state legislature. The State Assembly version of the bill is sponsored by Reps. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) and Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), while the State Senate version is sponsored by Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee). While statements from the bill’s sponsors have implied Wisconsin law doesn’t require clergy to report child abuse to authorities, that is not the case. In fact, state law does currently require clergy to report under most circumstances.   The Clergy Mandatory Reporter Act is actually intended to remove a clause that exempts members

Calif. Bill Targeting Catholic Confessions Is Latest Attack on Religious Liberty

A recent wave of revelations of crimes against children by Catholic clergy, most prominently ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has brought on a much needed national discussion of how to prevent child abuse by clergy and how to better screen candidates for the priesthood. In many cases, these revelations have pushed church institutions and governments to take praiseworthy measures to prevent future atrocities against children. Unfortunately, however, some leaders have taken advantage of a steep decline in popularity of the Catholic Church, as well as public mistrust in its clergy, to forward anti-Catholic agendas. In early March for example, Senator and 2020

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of D.C.’s Scandal-Plagued Cardinal Wuerl

In an expected but still momentous announcement, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. Wuerl has been under intense scrutiny over his handling of sexual abuse allegations during his time as Bishop of Pittsburgh and later as Archbishop of Washington. All bishops, as a way of retiring, are required to submit their resignations to the pope when they turn 75, but the pope can defer accepting them until he decides the time is right. In Wuerl’s case, he has remained in his position as the archbishop of a major diocese since submitting

A Heartbroken Old Priest’s Message for Catholics

Last Sunday, I went to Mass said by a priest who is in his 80s or 90s. He is retired but still says Mass at a local parish every Sunday. However, this was no ordinary Sunday — this was a Sunday in the thick of the church’s sexual abuse scandal. It was only a little more than 12 hours after the release of a bombshell 11-page letter by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States, asserting that Pope Francis knew about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s long record of abusing young men. Vigano said that Pope Francis not only disregarded

Ireland Rejects Its Catholicism with Vote for Abortion

Ireland is no longer a Catholic country. It’s an anti-Catholic country. How do we know? The Irish people have told us. Their overwhelming votes in favor of same-sex marriage (62 percent in 2015) and legalized abortion (66 percent last week) are as much a repudiation of the Catholic Church as they are enthusiastic endorsements of these secular European norms. The Irish Catholic Church is in shambles. Frayed by the influence of nihilist western Europeans and rocked by a decades-long sexual abuse scandal, the Catholic Church in Ireland seems to have squandered itself away. The numbers prove it: the proportion of Irish

WATCH: Pence Draws Standing Ovation for Remarks on Life, Religious Freedom

Early this morning, Vice President Mike Pence addressed an audience in Washington, D.C., at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Raised a Catholic himself, the Vice President began by telling the crowd how much he appreciates the Catholic Church. To be with you today is deeply meaningful to me. I’m truly honored to join this year’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. My mom would be so proud…This honestly feels like coming home to me…The hymns and liturgies of the Catholic Church are the anthems of my youth. The Bible says train up a child in the way he should go

Melania Trump Comes Out — As a Catholic

Slovenia, where First Lady Melania Trump comes from, is a Catholic society. But Melania’s father was a Communist, so she wasn’t publicly baptized, and she didn’t receive her First Holy Communion at the same time as other children in her neighborhood. Something about watching her with the Pope, especially when she asked him to bless her rosary beads, made me suddenly wonder: Is she Catholic? Apparently I was not the only one who wondered. Melania’s spokesperson has confirmed to the Daily Mail she is indeed a Catholic. How, why, and when? The private First Lady added no details. She would be

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