In Chilling Lawsuit, Pregnant Satanist Sues Over Abortion Restrictions

05/11/2015 Comments (66)

A 22 year old pregnant Satanist going by the name "Mary" is claiming in a new lawsuit that the state’s waiting period for abortion stands against her religion.

She's appealing to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as the legal means to procure an abortion quickly. The Satanic temple to which she belongs is doing its best to raise funds for the legal battle.

The lawsuit itself is chilling as it states that "For purposes of this petition, an ”unborn child” that is not ”viable” is referred to as “Tissue.” It states that her "deeply held religious beliefs" should pertain to the inviolability of her body.

"Her inviolable body includes the Tissue; She alone decides whether to remove...READ MORE

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German Bishops Change Personnel Policies to Allow Gay or Remarried Employees

05/07/2015 Comments (22)

In America right now, a number of teachers in Catholic schools have been fired for getting civilly married to someone of the same sex or for other issues related to publicly flouting Church teaching.

Many Catholic schools and bishops have stood strongly on these issues even in the face of a critical and harassing media. This decision by the German bishops will likely have some impact on their willingness to do so.

Catholic Culture reports:

The Catholic bishops of Germany have changed their personnel policies, to allow Church employees to keep their jobs even if they are divorced and remarried, or engaged in homosexual partnerships. The bishops had discussed a change in their personnel...READ MORE

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Catholic Schools Could Lose Non-Profit Status if Court Rules Gay Marriage a Right

04/29/2015 Comments (196)

There was a moment today during the Supreme Court's oral arguments on whether gay marriage should be considered a right that should make all Catholics concerned with Catholic education and religious freedom stand up and take notice.

The great Ryan Anderson caught it as did The Register's coverage:

One of the more startling portions of oral arguments today at the Supreme Court was the willingness of the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, to admit that religious schools that affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman may lose their non-profit tax-exempt status if marriage is redefined.
Justice Samuel Alito asked Verrilli whether a religious school that...READ MORE

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Faithful Nuns Walk Out of Catholic School in Protest

04/23/2015 Comments (114)

A group of faithful Catholic nuns of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist walked out of their classrooms at Marin Catholic High School near San Francisco in protest of the pro-gay agenda literature being handed out by students on school grounds.

The walk-out took place on April 17th, which was the "Day of Silence" which was being run by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Now, to be clear, the school had announced that they would not be taking part in the events. But it seems that the school then linked to the GLSEN on its website where literature could be distributed. The GLSEN is not Catholic friendly.

The nuns reportedly felt "compromised" and...READ MORE

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Peter Singer: Hey, Government Should Kill Disabled Infants

04/21/2015 Comments (15)

Princeton University "ethics" professor Peter Singer is at it again, now arguing that it is eminently “reasonable” for the government to refuse treatment to severely disabled babies.

This is nothing new for Singer but what's new is that he thinks his ideas are winning. Spoiler alert: They are.

WND pulled the quotes from Singer's appearance on the Aaron Klein radio show. Oh, and notice how he calls the baby in question "it" constantly.:

If an infant is born with a massive hemorrhage in the brain that means it will be so severely disabled that if the infant lives it will never even be able to recognize its mother, it won’t be able to interact with any other human being, it will just lie...READ MORE

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The Amazing And Inspiring Story of the Quadriplegic Priest

04/17/2015 Comments (14)

This is an amazing story.

Bill Atkinson was an exceptional athlete and ruggedly handsome young man from the Philadelphia area. He attended Catholic schools throughout his life in the 1960's including Monsignor Bonner High School.

The Atkinson family was a wonderfully faithful Catholic family. In fact, the New York Jets nearly didn't draft his older brother, Al, as a linebacker because they feared he would become a priest. He didn't. Bill did.

Bill attended a pre-seminary program in upstate New York where one winter morning he was terribly injured when a toboggan he was riding down a hill along with three friends crashed into a tree. His friends weren't sure he would survive being carried...READ MORE

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Superhero Catholics

04/12/2015 Comments (16)

There's a new Netflix show about the superhero Daredevil, who happens to be Catholic. And there's been a lot of discussion about how Catholicism is portrayed in the series.

For those of you who don't know, Daredevil is like weaponized spandex. He's a bit...complex. He's blind but somehow he knows how to fight crime. He's a public defender and a vigilante. He's a vigilante and he's Catholic. And he can afford expensive suits but seems to like wearing spandex more. Hey, don't judge. There's a lot going on in this guy's life. His mom abandoned him in a Church and later became a nun. But don't worry she comes back sometimes and saves him. Sheesh. Forget about Daredevil I want to watch the...READ MORE

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Thuggery Under the Banner of Tolerance

04/08/2015 Comments (367)

I long believed that the oft-discussed tolerance and compassion of secularists were remnants of Christianity or even seeds of the faith which given proper care could be guide those touting those values towards the faith. But I don't think I think that's the case anymore.

While being wrong is nothing new to me, this is especially painful in that I believed tolerance and compassion could bring secularists and Christians together, now I believe they will tear us apart further. In fact, the tolerance and compassion that I believed would bring us together is being used as a cudgel to attack Christians.

One must only look to the "tolerance" of those fighting religious freedom laws in Indiana. A...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.