Archbishop Cordileone Explains
Catholic School Guidelines to
SF Chronicle Ed Board
SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2015 -- In a stunning act of courage, San Francisco Archbishop requested a meeting with the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle to discuss the controversey that has risen over the new guidelines for Archdiocesan high school teacher's handbook. A video of the meeting provides a great example for all about how to witness the truth with love and compasion.
As Storm Brews,
San Francisco Archbishop Strikes Back
At School Guideline Critics
SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2015 -- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.
The Irony in Anti-discrimination –
Why Catholic Bishops
Won't Back ENDA Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.
Vatican Hosts International Gathering
To Identify New Ways To ‘Pass On’ Faith
VATICAN, January 29, 2015 --“There is not a single day when Pope Francis doesn’t call us to go out to share our faith,” were the decisive words addressed to European delegates in the Vatican recently, meeting to identify effective ways to pass on the Catholic Faith.
-- In his general audience catechesis, Pope Francis turned to the role of fathers, saying that they play an irreplaceable role in family life, and their absence leaves children prey to false idols.
For Pope Francis,
Faith is a Criterion in
Investigating a Marriage's Validity
-- In investigating the validity of a marriage, ecclesial judges should consider whether the decision to marry was made in the context of values and faith, Pope Francis said on Friday.
Confession Isn't the 'Dry-cleaners'
It's an Embrace from God
-- Pope Francis said that confessing our sins isn't a “mechanical” procedure like getting a stained removed but rather a joyful embrace from God, who forgives everything from a heart that's repentant.
Want Christian Unity?
Deepen Your Own Conversion
- Pope Francis told a group of religious men and women that they are the forerunners in working towards Christian unity, which is something that first requires personal conversion, holiness and prayer.
Pope Francis Surprised
By Misunderstanding of
His Words on Family- Pope Francis was surprised that his words on responsible parenthood were not widely taken in the sense that he intended them, a Vatican official related in an interview on Thursday.
Evangelizing the Culture
for Marriage and Family on EWTN
EWTN, the Apostolate for Family Consecration, and Catholics for the Common Good Institute have partnered with a six-part mini-series, Evangelizing the Culture for Marriage and Family that begins January 12 on EWTN. It marks the commencement of a new “Marriage Reality Movement” (TakeBackMarriage.org).
Choosing Ideology Over Life:
Children Latest Pawns in
Battle to Redefine Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, Reposted Thursday, January 22, 2015 -- A recent article published by Reuters reported that lawyers intent on persuading courts to redefine marriage are employing a new strategy: recruiting same-sex couples with children to provide emotionally charged testimony in favor of recognizing their relationships as legal marriages.
Pope: 'Responsible Parenthood'
Doesn't Mean Birth Control- Pope Francis backed Blessed Paul VI's teaching against birth control and urged openness to life, but reminded couples that “responsible parenthood” does not require them “to be like rabbits” in order to be good Catholics.
Kids In Poor Countries Suffer
When West Pushes Sex Agenda,
- Pope Francis cautioned on Monday that gender ideologies from the wealthy western world are being imposed on developing nations by tying them to foreign aid and education, in a form of "ideological colonization."
What Threatens Families?
Redefining Marriage, Pope Says
-- Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of the Philippines to be a prophetic witness in a world facing attacks on marriage and life.
Redefining Marriage is
Says Vatican Spokesman
- Remarking on Pope Francis' strong words against the threats which “ideological colonization” poses to the family, the Vatican's spokesman told journalists Friday that same-sex marriage falls within this category.