Israel-Vatican Continue Negotiations On Status and Taxation of Church

Vatican backs European personhood initiative

Parents Must be Free to Homeschool, Says Papal Delegation

Al-Qaeda sought to bring Islam to Ireland as problems with Catholic Church increased

Vatican to the UN: all parents have the right to homeschool

“Gay marriage: Pope representatives calls for Catholic alliance with Muslim and Jewish groups”

Vatican: Some China bishops ‘usurp’ church power

Citing doctrinal problems, Vatican announces reforms of US nuns’ group

Vatican Cardinal: If Catholic employers provide contraceptive coverage they cooperate in sin

43 arrested in post-papal visit Cuba crackdown

Cuba’s Christians struggle, even after papal visit

Pope wraps Cuba visit with Mass, Fidel meeting

Pope says communism does not work in Cuba

Vatican official condemns UN report urging laws protecting homosexuals from ‘discrimination’

Dissidents occupy Cuba church, seek papal audience

Vatican archbishop rebukes Blair over his support for marriage redefinition

Pope Benedict Attacked for Defending Marriage

Pope Addresses United States Bishops On Crisis Of Marriage And The Family

Vatican website taken down by pro-abortion hackers

Holy See: Rising restrictions on religion affect more than 2 billion people.

Justice Scalia tells Catholics to brave the scorn of worldly people

Trouble in Vatican: Pontifical Academy members upset with ethics deficit at infertility conference

Pope raps IVF, calls for research on other treatment for fertility

Reward or Punishment. How Beijing Sanctions the Bishops

George Weigel: The Catholic Betrayal of Religious Freedom

Vatican told to pay taxes as Italy tackles budget crisis

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 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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“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 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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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