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May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019
Cardinal Robert Sarah has criticised the “wretchedness and coarseness” of responses to Benedict XVI’s abuse crisis essay. French bishops will meet the children of priests next month. Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris has intervened in the debate over life support for Vincent Lambert (French text). Archbishop Charles Scicluna will donate money from a charity concert
May 20, 2019
Limiting the number of Muslims allowed to immigrate to traditionally Christian nations would be a prudent decision on the part of politicians, said U.S. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. During a pro-life and pro-family conference in Rome May 17, the day before Italy’s March for Life, Cardinal Burke outlined his views on immigration. “To resist large-scale
May 20, 2019
It might seem unseasonal to blog about Caryll Houselander’s The Way of the Cross after Easter (Gracewing/Angelico Press, £5.95); my justification is that some people make this devotion on Fridays throughout the year, in memory of Good Friday. First published in 1955, the year after her death, The Way of the Cross is one of
May 20, 2019
The Deputy Premier and Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini has said he would like to meet Pope Francis. Salvini is one of Italy’s most conservative Catholics in political office. The secular press rails against him as a “nationalist” because he puts the common good of Italy over the European Union. But Salvini says that
May 20, 2019
Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility. “Humility is an essential virtue for spiritual life, but I would say that it can also be a fundamental element of your profession,” the Pope said on May 18. He affirmed that there are other
May 20, 2019
The Vatican’s highest court has cleared a Vatican official accused of the crime of solicitation in the confessional. The Apostolic Signatura said on May 17 that it finished an “administrative penal process” of Fr Hermann Geissler, an official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, who had been accused of “a grave delict.”
May 20, 2019
Pro-life advocates in Argentina have called for the acquittal of Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, whose trial started May 13 in Rio Negro Province in Argentina for refusing to perform an abortion. Rodríguez is the head of the department of gynecology at the Pedro Moguillansky Hospital in Cipoletti. In May 2017, he treated a 19 year