Pope: Large families a witness to faith, source of ‘wealth and hope’ to nation

Joint Vatican, British declaration stresses commitment to religious freedom

Pope hits out at `radical secularism’ | AP

“Gay marriage a threat to humanity’s future: Pope”

Porn merchant angling for Vatican web traffic?

Peter Mullen: If Christianity goes, so does Europe

Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

At UN Vatican reaffirms stance against condoms for HIV/AIDS prevention – Analysis

Pope on Embryonic Research: Don’t Take One Life to Save Another

Vatican Hosts International Conference on Stem Cell Research

Vatican, biotech firm host adult stem cell meeting

Society of St. Pius X: Prayers of reparation for the interreligious meeting in Assisi

Francis X. Rocca: Pope Benedict’s Interfaith Outreach: As a cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger was skeptical about a ‘common concept of God.’

    Francis X. Rocca at WSJ.com: This audacious goal has unsettling implications for Catholicism’s relations with other faiths. After all, if religion is of more than merely subjective value, and if its many varieties are not just different expressions of the same reality, it follows that some religions are truer than others. And Benedict has never hidden his conviction of where the truth in its fullness lies. However undiplomatic it may seem in certain contexts, Benedict’s emphasis on objective truth is, by his lights, essential to the agenda for which he prayed in Assisi.


  • Posted: 10/28/2011
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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“Justice Scalia speaks for himself on death penalty, not the Catholic Church” | Washington Post

Robert A. Sirico: The Vatican’s Monetary Wisdom

Vatican message to Hindus stresses religious freedom

Tommy Thompson to address stem cell conference at Vatican

L’Osservatore Romano criticises the BBC for wanting to “erase all traces of Christianity from Western culture”

In Germany, pope calls on lawmakers to keep faith in mind and defends his appearance before the legislature

AP: Pope warns Germans not to ignore religion

Complaint filed at the International Criminal Court against the Pope

Reports: Chinese priests detained over new bishop

Pope: Greater ethics needed in economic policy

“Selective Reduction” Abortions Shows Catholics Right on IVF

Sea change: three strong pro-life, orthodox bishops appointed in Quebec

“China calls Vatican ‘unreasonable’ in bishop spat”

China to ordain 7 more illicit Catholic bishops

AP: “Angry Ireland finally confronts Vatican over abuse”

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn: Will China Buy Our Silence About Persecution of Catholics?

Vatican spokesman responds to Cloyne report, defends 1997 letter to bishops

Ireland denounces Vatican role in abuse cover-ups

China ordains third illicit Catholic bishop in eight months

Chinese officials kidnap bishops of Guangdong to force them to take part in illicit Shantou ordination

“Vatican official: UN gay ‘rights’ agenda endangers Church’s freedom”

Agreement on Status of Catholic Church in Azerbaijan

China: episcopal ordination postponed, bishop-elect arrested

Vatican pledges to submit UN report, 14 years late

Vatican invests $1 million in adult stem cell research

November Vatican Conference: “Adult Stem Cells: Science and the Future of Man and Culture”

Catholic opposition forced China to halt illicit ordination

“Might Bullying Battle in Canada Hide Gay Agenda? Controversial Claim Merits Consideration”

John Jay Study Undermined by Its Own Data

    Bill Donohue of the Catholic League at the NCRegister.com: Despite many strengths, what seriously mars the report is its ideological reluctance to deal forthrightly with the role of homosexuality. Let it be said at the outset that it is not my position that homosexuality causes predatory behavior. Indeed, this argument is absurd. As I have said many times, while it is true that most homosexual priests are not molesters, most of the molesters have been priests who are homosexual. Nothing in the report changes my mind, and indeed there is much in it that fortifies my position.


  • Posted: 06/07/2011
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.ncregister.com

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In Depth Analysis : Federal Rulings Against Catholic Colleges Raise Hard Truths

US VP Biden, a Catholic who supports abortion, meets with the Pope in unannounced visit

China to name bishop without pope approval

German Catholics call for reform, many leaving

Malta To Vote On Ending Divorce Ban; Church Is Strongly Opposed

China says respects religious freedom after pope laments pressure

Religious freedom in political sphere being eroded by secularism: Vatican

Vatican, Canadian bishops react to Bishop Lahey’s child-porn plea

Religious freedom threatened and minorities unprotected, pope warns

Plans to lift ban on RC monarch dropped

Vatican signs accord with Azerbaijan

Vatican honoring Chinese Catholic layman

UK Catholic bishop ‘welcomes’ Scout sex-ed program

US Castigates Holy See over Family Planning

Catholic School Kids “Human Shields” for Treaty Activists

Cardinal Zen lashes out at Vatican willingness to accommodate Beijing

“Gay-rights opponents have human rights too, Vatican delegate reminds UN”

Vatican warns United Nations against radical

The Vatican’s Marriage Quandary

Scientist appointed to Vatican academy admits he is “pro-legalization of abortion”

Egypt’s Al-Azhar freezes dialogue with Vatican

Same-sex unions “penalize” traditional marriage, pope says

Pakistan: Blasphemy law: Pope’s call highlights split in Pakistani society

Pope Addresses Diplomatic Corps Calling For Expanded Religious Liberty

Pope: Pakistan, others, must protect Christians

Vatican responds to Egyptian imam: “No war may be waged in God’s name”

Pope denounces vile acts against Christians in Iraq, Egypt; imam criticizes interference

    Vatican Radio: “‘An offense against God and all humanity’, that is how Pope Benedict XVI has described the New Year’s eve bombing of a Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria, Egypt, and the ongoing campaign of violence against Christians in Iraq. Speaking to a densely packed St Peter’s Square after the Sunday Angelus prayer, the Pope spoke of his sorrow and pain on hearing news of the latest spate of killings targeting Christians communities.”

    AGI: “The imam of Al-Azhar condemned the Alexandria attack but criticised the Pope’s ‘interference.’”


  • Posted: 01/04/2011
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty

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China rebuffs Vatican on religious freedom

Pope urges courage for Catholics in China, Iraq

Beijing sneers at Vatican’s “dangerous” complaints over state-appointed Catholic bishops

Religion plays key role in public square, says Pope