Cardinal Zen blunt on Vatican secretaries of state
Cardinal Jozef Tomko was effective

Cardinal Zen: Pope "doesn’t answer my letters." (Photo from AsiaNews.it) Cardinal Joseph Zen has described Vatican policy toward China as “terrible, terrible, terrible” in a new interview. Cardinal Zen said that he strongly suspects that a diplomatic agreement between

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2019-12-06T10:07:03-08:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Vatican News, World|Tags: , |1 Comment

“We will be judged on this”
Pope Francis: "The use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral"

 Pope Francis prayed for peace Sunday at the site of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, where he called for an end to war and the threat of nuclear weapons. “How can we propose peace if we constantly invoke the

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2019-11-29T07:25:45-08:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |35 Comments

China as ideal Christian culture
Vatican: "[America] has dismissed the concept of the common good”

One million Uighur Muslims have been detained in prison camps. In 2018, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, said in an interview: “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of

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2019-11-27T12:57:09-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Social issues, World|Tags: , , |11 Comments

Trump holds firm on overseas abortions
Valerie Huber faces population control pushers in Nairobi

Valerie Huber, the United States special representative for global women’s health (Photo from ReWire) The Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 2025, which is happening in Kenya this week, largely is a meeting of abortion

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Let’s study why sex abuse happens
UC-Riverside professor to lead $550,000 study of sexual abuse within different religious traditions

An associate professor at the University of California, Riverside, will lead a team of researchers in a five-year study of sexual abuse across a variety of religious traditions and communities. Amanda Lucia, who teaches in UC Riverside’s Department of

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2019-08-08T08:35:29-08:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |6 Comments

Retired bishop says Vatican-China agreement is good deal for the Church

Even at 85 years old, retired Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius C. Wang tries to visit China at least once a year and keep up on developments in the Catholic Church there.  The Beijing-born former auxiliary bishop of San Francisco told

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2019-06-27T18:41:22-08:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |10 Comments

Should priests accused of abuse be denied public funerals?

This idea that a person’s funeral reflects their status in life is pretty much a given throughout the world. The last huge funeral we experienced in Britain was that of the Queen Mother in April 2002: the pageantry was extraordinary, reflecting, one

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2018-12-11T15:01:22-08:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith, World|Tags: , |8 Comments