Long-term use of psychiatric medication increases the risk of becoming chronically symptomatic, says Robert Whitaker, a journalist and key note speaker at a Vatican conference on child health care. "The Child as a Person and as a Patient: Therapeutic Approaches Compared" was sponsored last weekend by the Pontific...read more
Leaders of five national Catholic organizations, including two chairmen of committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urged the U.S. House of Representatives to support a Farm Bill that "provides for poor and hungry people both at home and abroad, offers effective support for those who grow our food, en...
World Youth Day facilities in Rio de Janeiro, July 23-28, will include a special Welcome Center for English-Speaking pilgrims. The site will feature prayer and worship experiences, music, media and videos, motivational speakers, cultural presentations and networking activities. The Center will serve as a hub of a...
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: When the Blood of Christ has to be given to a number of communicants, the priest prepares three or four chalices with wine. Before consecration, some priests pour water only i...
Quote for June 18th
"We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
How many times have you heard someone say “His father really pushed him too hard?” A simple Google search of the phrase reveals thousands of articles referring to men as different as …read more
A delegation from Poland were in Rome to attend the June 15th General Assembly of European representatives from the One of Us Campaign. As of now, Poland has the second highest amount of …read more
The representatives of 27 countries of the European Union, along with Croatia, met in Rome on Saturday, June 15, on the occasion of the Evangelium Vitae Day, to evaluate the “One of Us" …read more
In Italy, there is no adequate scientific knowledge of Asperger’s syndrome by health professionals (psychologists, neuro child psychiatrists and mostly psychiatrists). Unfortunately this lack …read more
Here is the translation of excerpts released by the Holy See of the Pope’s address yesterday to the pastoral convention gathered in the Paul VI Audience Hall in Vatican City. --- --- --- WE …read more
The Holy See unveiled a new event entitled “The Children’s Train: A Journey Through Beauty” which will take place next Sunday. The event is part of the Court of the Gentiles, an initiative …read more
Pope Francis received participants of the pastoral convention of the diocese of Rome on Monday evening. As Bishop of Rome, the Holy Father meets annually with the leaders of pastoral, …read more
Experts gathered in the Vatican over the weekend to examine the growing trend of prescribing psychotropic medications to children, and whether these drugs are doing more harm than good. …read more