An American couple from Arizona has claimed that Pope Francis healed their 3-month-old daughter's heart condition after the pontiff held and blessed her during Easter 2014 proceedings at the Vatican.
"It seems like it was really meant to happen," said Lynn Cassidy, according to news station KPNX. "And it's as close to a miracle as we'll ever see, I'm sure."
In 2014, the Cassidy family had traveled to Rome in hopes of seeing Francis in person during the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII. They said they had waited for hours in the rain at the barricade at St. Peter's square, when Scott Cassidy held their daughter, Ave, up in the air when Francis passed by in his Popemobile. more >>
This week, the U.S. Senate is considering bills to ban abortions after 20 weeks; to defund Planned Parenthood; and to hold abortion providers criminally liable for failing to provide medical care to babies born alive. Despite this, Pope Francis reportedly will focus his comments during his U.S. visit on climate change, not life issues. Oklahoma Senator James Lankford finds this sad and puzzling.
Lankford, a cosponsor of the bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, spoke with me Monday about the pope's visit. He also addressed the pending pro-life legislation and the battle over defunding Planned Parenthood, which could lead to a government shutdown.
When Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. this week, there are many who hope he will again speak the word that global leaders have been reluctant to speak: Genocide.
In remarks made last June while in Bolivia, the Holy Father proclaimed, "Today we are dismayed to see how the Middle East and elsewhere in the world many of our brothers and sisters are persecuted, tortured and killed for their faith in Jesus … a form of genocide is taking place, and it must end."
It is hard to ignore the horrifying images of the humanitarian crisis gripping northern Iraq and Syria in recent years: families struggling atop Mount Sinjar in a desperate attempt to flee ISIS death squads … ethnic minorities gunned down en mass for refusing to abandon their faith … the wholesale destruction of historical monuments and holy places. more >>
A Muslim can be president, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said, but he is more concerned about the authenticity of President Barack Obama's Christian faith.
In an interview Tuesday with Newsmax TV's Ed Berliner, Huckabee was asked what he thought of the comments made on Sunday by Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who stated that he would not support a Muslim president.
"There is no religious test to hold public office in America," Huckabee responded. "I am less concerned about what faith a person has. I am more concerned about the authenticity of their faith, and how that plays out in their policies." more >>
Pope Francis has landed in Washington, DC for what promises to be an eventful three days in the nation's capital city. His whirlwind visit has been highly anticipated by religious and non-religious alike.
Yet hours before his arrival, another event brought into sharp focus why his core message needs to be heard.
Tuesday morning, the U.S. Senate voted 54-42 on a motion to proceed to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act; the measure, which needed 60 votes to continue in Congress, is effectively concluded for now. more >>
Even though Osama Bin Laden murdered thousands of Americans, the Obama administration respected his dead body under Muslim tradition. Out of diplomatic respect, President Obama has bowed to a Saudi King and a Japanese Emperor. He's even worn turbans, ethnic robes, and Japanese kimonos.
Yet Obama shows total disrespect to millions of Americans by transforming Pope Francis' White House visit into a politicized cattle call for gay and pro-abortion activists. Why does Obama support other cultures and countries, yet scorns millions of believers in Christ at home? Why does Obama go to extremes to accommodate Muslim terrorists but shows nothing but disdain for Christians?
The Catholic Church is unapologetically pro-life. more >>