Holy See Denies Any Papal Endorsement of Children’s Books Promoting Same-Sex Relationship
Once again Pope Francis is being “used” by those in favor of promoting the same-sex lifestyle. The latest case arose this morning following news of a letter sent by an official in the Vatican Secretariat of State to the author of children’s books that promote “different family types.” The Guardian reported th...
Accused Child Abuser Believed to Have Died of Natural Causes
While awaiting trial on chargesof pedophilia and possession of child pornography,the formerApostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic, Józef Wesołowski,died. A statement released by the Holy See Press Office shared the news, stating that initial investigations done by Vatican authorities"indicate that he di...
Palestine Presents Draft Resolution Before Papal Visit
The Holy See released a statement this afternoon regarding the controversy surrounding the Palestinian flag at the United Nations. The statement says: In accordance with the rules governing the General Assembly no Member or Observer State is entitled to oppose the tabling of a draft resolution by a Member St...
"Reflection on the God-given dignity of every human person should guide all our decisions about life, including refraining from the use of the death penalty"
The end of the death penalty in Nebraska is back up for debate, but the state’s three bishops are reiterating that "justice requires punishment, but it does not require that those who have committed serious crimes be put to death." Nebraska's legislature voted in May to repeal capital punishment over the objecti...
Quote for August 28th
'Nothing is far from God.'
Below is the Vatican-provided text of the telegram of condolences Pope Francis sent upon learning of the death of Cardinal Laszlo Paskai, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary: …read more
Cardinal Parolin Highlights Blessed Mother's Obedience During Mass for Assumption in Singapore
In Mary, we have theperfect example of a disciple who made herself available to the working of the Holy Spirit.This was stressed byCardinal Pietro Parolin, the Pope's Secretary of State, …read more
'Patrum' App Hopes to Generate Funds for Restoration Projects
The Vatican Museums has launched a fundraising app--said to be an "exciting platform for art lovers"--which can be downloaded for free from the App Store. In a press release, the Patrons of …read more
A Biography of John Carroll (1735-1815)
Much is written these days about the fact that Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. When Pope Francis touches down in the USA on September 22, 2015, he will be visiting a Church whose first …read more
Families flocked to the Holy See’s pavilion at Expo Milan 2015 on August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption, celebrated Saturday. According to Vatican Radio, this weekend -- which is an …read more
Government Decides to Allot More Money for Prisoner Upkeep
Thanks to the message of Pope Francis, conditions for Bolivian prisoners is set to improve a bit. When Pope Francis visited Bolivia last July, he had a meeting with prisoners at the Reform …read more
More than 1, 500 people gathered Friday on the eve of the Solemnity of the Assumption to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Galway's Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St. …read more
This report is contributed by Eva-Maria Kolmann of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The shortage of priests is acute in Peru. Some 81% of Peru’s population of 27 million has been baptized as …read more