By Elise Harris, CNA/EWTN News - One month after Vatican and German delegates met in Rome to discuss a proposal put forward by German bishops to allow Protestant spouses in inter-denominational marriages to receive the Eucharist in certain circumstances, Pope Francis has rejected it… Specifically, canon 844 states that “Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone, who likewise receive them licitly from Catholic ministers alone,” apart from a number of exceptions spelled out in the canon.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - The first reading for Mass this Tuesday, taken from the Second Letter of Peter, is a warning to us. There’s an old spiritual that says, “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, no more water but the fire next time.”… There are four aspects of teaching contained in the Second Letter of Peter… The text says, Do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Lord does not delay his promise, as some regard “delay,” but he is patient with you, not wishing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
By Nancy Flory, The Stream - On Monday, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA) proclaimed Trump the most “pro-life” president ever. Here are some of the pro-life actions Trump has taken during his first 500 days in office, as cited by SBA: Appointed pro-life judges. Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Four judges have been confirmed to U.S. Courts of Appeals and two district court judges were confirmed. Fifty-four nominees are moving through the Senate... Allowed states to defund Planned Parenthood of Title X family planning funds. Trump reversed Obama’s rule that forbid states from doing so.
By Ryan T. Anderson, Daily Signal - Monday’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission is a big win for the religious liberty of all Americans. The court made it clear that hostility toward religion has no place in America, least of all in our government... At the center of Masterpiece Cakeshop is Jack Phillips, the Christian cake artist who can’t in good conscience design and create custom wedding cakes that celebrate same-sex marriages.