By Mary Cuff, Crisis Magazine - The future of contemplative orders in the Catholic Church is under siege, not by the oft-bemoaned vocations crisis, but by Archbishop Josè Rodrìguez Carballo, the secretary for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. In 2018, Carballo released Cor Orans, a series of regulations on women’s monastic orders. Cor Orans is the practical implementation of Pope Francis’ 2016 Vultum Dei Quaerere.
By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews - The Catholic University of America swiftly removed coverage of abortions from its student health insurance this week after an investigation revealed that the plans violated Catholic teachings... According to the College Fix, the Washington, D.C. university apologized for the error and emphasized its commitment to “defending life at every stage.”
By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews - In a video message Friday, Pope Francis warmly praised the pro-abortion United Nations agency UNESCO, saying the agency was a “privileged partner of the Holy See in the common service to peace and solidarity among peoples.”... As an organization, UNESCO has a history of being firmly pro-abortion, pro-LGBT and pro-transgender... In 2010, UNESCO issued guidelines saying “it is never too early to start talking to children about sexual matters” and that children as young as five should be taught about masturbation.
By Bishop Joseph E. Strickland, Church Militant - I feel compelled to speak to you with the clarity that flows from the Word of God and the Deposit of Faith entrusted to our beautiful Catholic Church... As your shepherd, my heart aches for all that is happening in the Church and in this world through which God's people must journey. I know we face many confusions about the connections between sin, repentance, our Eucharistic Lord and what it means to be a faithful Catholic, but the words of 1 Peter remind us ....