Pope Francis plans to make his first visit to the United States next September, and his itinerary will include traveling to Philadelphia for the upcoming World Meeting of Families congress. The discussion topics for the meeting are set to focus on contentious issues such as premarital sex, homosexuality, infertility and celibacy, according to the congress' meeting notes.
"I would like to confirm that, God willing, in September 2015 I will go to Philadelphia for the eighth World Meeting of Families," the pope said during his opening speech at the interreligious conference on traditional marriage at the Vatican.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput told Catholic News Service that he was surprised at the early announcement. "You know usually they don't make these announcements. Four months out is the typical and here we are 10 months away, and the Holy Father said he is coming to Philadelphia," Chaput said. more >>
Catholic doctors in Kenya are claiming that a tetanus vaccine being administered by two United Nations humanitarian aid organizations on Kenyan women is acting as a cover-up for a mass sterilization effort, which could have already affected over a million women and could affect over a million more.
The Kenya Catholic Doctors Association released a statement recently indicating that the association had found traces of an antifertility agent in tetanus vaccinations that have been administered by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Kenyan females aged 14 to 49 since October 2013.
The Catholic doctors claim that the vaccination project, which is also sponsored by the Kenyan government, has already been administered to over one million women, and ultimately targets 1.3 million more women, in what the association claims is really a population control campaign. more >>
Janina Kolkiewicz stunned doctors by waking up in the morgue 11 hours after she was declared dead on Nov. 6 in Poland.
The 91-year-old woman was reported dead by Wieslawa Czyz, a physician who examined her after receiving a call from her family. She reported finding "no basic life functions" during the examination, which included checking for a pulse and checking Kolkiewicz's pupils for dilation, but the patient showed no signs of vitality.
"If I had had doubts, I would have called the ambulance, done an electrocardiogram, but I was sure that the patient is dead," Czyz told the Associated Press. more >>
You're sitting in the Publix parking lot at dusk and notice the unsupervised 12-year-old riveted to his iPhone with his wide-eyed friend looking on.
Walking through the mall you see three teen girls seemingly oblivious to surroundings as they stroll together each focused on their phones.
Munching their curly fries at Arby's, each of five youths are simultaneously engaged with their phones. more >>
Three Duggar children are married and the public is wondering who will be next. John David Duggar has spoken out about his plans for courtship, which he says he wants to do according to God's will.
John David, 24, has often laughed off rumors about him being in a relationship and told TLC producers that there were "no ladies in my life yet, at least not so as anyone can know. No, there's absolutely no ladies in my life right now."
The 24-year-old Duggar joked at sister Jill's wedding that he was taking applications for a spouse, which went over well with the crowd. Dad Jim Bob is known for being an influential figure in his daughters' relationships, but insists that he's never specifically chosen their husbands. However, he does evaluate potential suitors to make sure they're worthy of his daughters' time. more >>
Are you a heterosexual man who enjoys dressing stylishly, who likes staying in shape and sometimes wearing tight T-shirts while working out, who has no problem showing brotherly affection to other men? If we are to believe what a leading gay journalist says, it's all because you have been liberated by gay men.
Are you wondering what I'm talking about? Allow me to explain.
I have known Jason and David Benham since 2003, and as long as I have known the Benham twins, they have been outgoing, gregarious, positive, complimentary, devoted to the Lord and their families, and in very good shape. more >>