Survey says: Most Catholics in US reject Church teaching on cohabitation

Nearly three quarters of Catholics in the United States are not opposed to couples cohabiting before marriage, despite the Church’s moral teaching. A new survey by the Pew Research Center, released Nov. 6, reports that Americans as a whole are very accepting of unmarried couples living together, even if they have no plans to marry. Additionally, Pew found that a shrinking percentage of adults are getting married, and an increasing number of adults have decided to cohabit. Only 14% of adults surveyed said they did not believe that it was…

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Man who threw Pachamama idol into Tiber speaks out

The man who tossed the infamous Pachamama statue into the Tiber River has revealed his identity today in a video explaining why he removed the “pagan idol” from Santa Maria in Transpontina church near the Vatican last month. Alexander Tschugguel, 26, of Vienna, Austria, spoke to LifeSite co-founder John-Henry Westen, telling him, “for me, it was really bad, because I saw in those statues and in those idols…a break of the First Commandment.” He says he was motivated simply by the desire to “bring pagan things out of a Catholic…

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Bishop Tobin: Catholics should not support gay pride events

Bishop Thomas Tobin has defended a tweet calling on Catholics not to support “Pride Month” events, saying they promote a culture that is contrary to Catholic faith and morals. The Bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, said it was his “obligation before God” to teach the faith clearly on such issues, and that he will continue doing so. He wrote on Twitter on Saturday that Catholics “should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June.” “They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith…

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Nigeria: Bishop Emeritus of Sokoto Diocese goes home

With total submission to the will of God for a life of selfless service and dedication to God, the Church and Humanity at large, we announce the demise of our Bishop Emeritus, Most Rev. Kevin J. Aje, at about 12noon today, 27th May, 2019 (as Mass was being offered at St. Bakhita chapel). Burial arrangements will be announced latter. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen! (Pls offer Masses and prayers for his repose). 🕊🕊🕊 Bishop Aje…

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Burkina Faso: Gunmen kill Catholic priest, worshippers during mass

A group of gunmen broke into a Catholic church in Burkina Faso on Sunday morning during Mass and began shooting at the congregation, Radio France Internationale (RFI) reported. At least six people were killed, and a priest was among those who died. The church is located in the village of Dablo, located 90km from Kaya. The mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP: “Towards 9:00am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic Church. “They started firing as the congregation tried to flee.” A group of “twenty to thirty armed men” were said…

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