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February 13, 2020
Christopher Altieri
It was quite an impressive array of experts, advocates and power-brokers that participated in a conference last week hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, to explore “New Forms of Solidarity: Towards Fraternal Inclusion, Integration and Innovation” at the Casina Pio IV. They included Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF),
February 13, 2020
Christopher Altieri
You may have heard that the bishop of a small city in Tuscany denounced a priest in his diocese to secular authorities in connection with sexual abuse allegations. The bishop is Giovanni Nerbini – a 66-year-old from Fiesole, consecrated bishop last June and installed in the see of Prato on September 7 of last year
January 27, 2020
Matt Hadro/CNA
Pro-life Democrats are “fed up” over the party’s staunch support of abortion and need to let the presidential candidates know it, the leader of Democrats for Life of America said on Monday. “We’ve had enough,” Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America, told CNA. Day spoke to CNA after Democratic presidential candidate
January 27, 2020
Howard Kiernan
Pope Francis has asked for people to spend a moment in prayer and recollection on Monday for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. January 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Between 1940 and 1945, the Nazi regime murdered 1.1 million people in Auschwitz, many killed in the gas chambers immediately
December 17, 2019
Francis Phillips
Having mentioned an interview between the late Sir Jonathan Miller and Norman Lebrecht in a recent blog on Advent, I am now thinking of another cultural giant who has recently died: Clive James. A friend has drawn my attention to an interview first broadcast in 2001 between James and the novelist Piers Paul Read in
June 06, 2019
Fr Raymond de Souza
The recent interview granted by Pope Francis to Mexican television generated news for what he said about Theodore McCarrick and the present unpleasantness. The mere fact that the interview took place was not, however, newsworthy. Papal interviews are now quantitatively ordinary. There is another shift too, a qualitative one. They are marked by an increasingly