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Topics: Benedict XVI

The Real Pope Francis has Stood Up



It’s time to take off the “Who am I to judge?” t-shirts. For some time these have been flaunted by homosexual activists who thought that the Pope was giving them a pass. But it turns out that Pope Francis was not about to change Catholic teaching on marriage and sexual morality. The real Pope Francis first showed up at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, where he defended traditional marriage and childbearing in no …

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Cutting Foreign Aid to Save Lives



Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as UNICEF and CARE Australia are up in arms over the new Australian Prime Minister’s plan to reduce foreign aid by $4.5 billion. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, they claim that such cuts will come at “expense of children’s lives."[1] Worse yet, they will compromise the commitments under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Now we’re not really concerned about feeding the U.N. bureaucracy, so we’ll leave that organization’s vaguer MDG’s—such things …

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Population Research Institute on Mother Teresa and Authentic Charity



WASHINGTON DC—President of Population Research Institute (PRI), Mr. Steven W. Mosher, published an op-ed entitled “What is Authentic Catholic Charity?” in the National Catholic Register today. The op-ed underlines the problems at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in the context of a discussion of what constitutes authentic Catholic charity.   Mosher said, “Authentic Catholic charity, according to Pope Benedict XVI, must always include proclaiming the word of God and celebrating the sacraments, as well as exercising …

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How “Catholic” is Catholic Relief Services?



WASHINGTON DC—Population Research Institute (PRI) today released its full report on the activities of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) in Madagascar. The 118-page report is based on a month-long investigation by a PRI investigator and includes lengthy interviews with over 40 interviewees. The report also includes recommendations for action from PRI’s president, Mr. Steven W. Mosher. Population Research Institute hopes the report will assist CRS in carrying out needed reforms of its USAID-funded programs. Anne Morse, …

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Benedict XVI, Defender of Life and Family



What legacy will Pope Benedict XVI—the first Pope to resign in 600 years—leave behind? Some thought that Benedict XVI, already old when elected, would be merely a transitional figure, a caretaker who would serve for a few years and then hand over the Church that he inherited from the Blessed John Paul II to a younger man. But neither the Church nor the Pope have been in a holding pattern over the last eight years. …

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Pope Benedict Misquoted on Condoms — Again



The ruthless promotion of condoms by Western government and international organizations is responsible for millions of deaths in Africa from AIDS-related diseases. Throughout this tragedy, the Church and its leaders have stood foursquare against this lethal approach, arguing that abstinence and fidelity are the only sure defenses against AIDS. Unfortunately, poor editing at the Vatican newspaper has given the bad guys a propaganda opening to suggest—wrongly—that the Pope himself had somehow endorsed condoms.

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July 13 — Pope Benedict Slams Population Control in Broad-ranging Encyclical



13 July 2009 — Vol. 12/No. 20 In what will perhaps come to be known as the pontiff’s signature writing, Pope Benedict XVI released a sweeping encyclical that seeks to make the Catholic Church’s social stance abundantly clear on everything from sound economic practice to population control. The encyclical, entitled Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth) became available to the public on July 7th, and is available on the Vatican web site. In Pope Benedict’s …

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News From Latin America: A Strategic Alliance With the Catholic Church? Pro-Abortion NGOs want the Catholic Church on their team.



When I received information concerning the upcoming Pastoral Meeting about Children and Adolescents at Risk, organized by the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM), I decided to attend as a representative of the Commission of Life, Family and Childhood of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference. What made up my mind was the appearance on the program of speakers from UNICEF and the Pan-American Organization for Health (OPS), which is a member organization of the World Health Organization …

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