Archive of February 2, 2015

Could Italy's new president turn the spotlight on Catholic social teaching?

Feb 2, 2015 - 09:51 pm .- Saturday's election of Sergio Mattarella as Italy's president is an affirmation of the social commitment of Catholics in public policy, according Fr. Bartolomeo Sorge, S.J., who has long been close to Mattarella.

Colorado's 'death with dignity' bill is a lie, bishop warns

Feb 2, 2015 - 05:06 pm .- While the notion of 'death with dignity' may seem appealing on the surface, the push to legalize assisted suicide in Colorado is based on a lie that yields devastating consequences, said Bishop James Conley.

Vatican commission to oversee Catholic university in Jordan

Feb 2, 2015 - 04:55 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State has established an ad hoc commission to oversee the American University of Madaba, a Catholic university in Jordan, to examine its financial stability, its governance, and its academics.

Consecrated life without sacrifice is a 'caricature,' Pope Francis says

Feb 2, 2015 - 03:24 pm .- Pope Francis warned consecrated men and women against reducing their religious live to a “caricature,” calling them to instead embrace a life of obedience, which in turn leads to wisdom.

Heroes amid a haunted past: Pope meets, praises Lithuania's bishops

Feb 2, 2015 - 02:49 pm .- Pope Francis praised Lithuania's bishops for their courage in a nation marked by both a history of persecution against the Church as well as modern threats of secularism and relativism.

Vatican judiciary report highlights increased international cooperation

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:09 pm .- The Vatican enhanced international cooperation following the reform of the state's penal code and its anti-money laundering laws, according to a Jan. 31 report presented by Gian Piero Milano,  Promoter of Justice at the Vatican tribunal.