April 23, 2019 – Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka Easter bombings

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-sri-lanka-easter-bombings-26423?utm_source=CNA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people and left 500 injured.

April 10, 2019 – Full text of Benedict XVI: ‘The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse’

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-benedict-xvi-the-church-and-the-scandal-of-sexual-abuse-59639 On February 21 to 24, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences gathered at the Vatican to discuss the current crisis of the faith and of the Church; a crisis experienced throughout the world after shocking revelations of clerical abuse perpetrated against minors.

April 3, 2019 – POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION CHRISTUS VIVIT OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO THE ENTIRE PEOPLE OF GOD

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20190325_christus-vivit.html And to conclude… a wish 299. Dear young people, my joyful hope is to see you keep running the race before you, outstripping all those who are slow or fearful. Keep running, “attracted by the face of Christ, whom we love so much, whom we adore in the Holy Eucharist and acknowledge in the […]

March 29, 2019 – Vatican Guidelines for Protection of Minors – FULL TEXT

https://zenit.org/articles/vatican-guidelines-for-protection-of-minors-full-text/ The Supreme Pontiff Francis’ Apostolic Letter in the Form of a ‘Motu Proprio’ on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

March 21, 2019 – US Catholics’ awareness of Christian persecution increasing

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/us-catholics-awareness-of-christian-persecution-increasing-11116?utm_source=CNA&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter   Nearly half of American Catholics say global persecution of Christians is “very severe,” a 16 percent increase from a year ago, according to a new surveycommissioned by the papal charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).  

February 24, 2019 – Pope Francis’ Opening & Concluding Address to Participants of Vatican Summit on Child Protection

https://cruxnow.com/february-abuse-summit/2019/02/21/opening-summit-pope-urges-concrete-efficient-measures-on-abuse/ http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-francis-concluding-address-to-participants-of-vatican-summit-on-child ‘The time has come to work together to eradicate this evil from the body of our humanity by adopting every necessary measure already in force on the international level and ecclesial levels.”

February 16, 2019 – McCarrick Dismissal From The Clerical State

http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2019/02/16/0133/00272.html On 11 January 2019, the Congresso of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, at the conclusion of a penal process, issued a decree finding Theodore Edgar McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., guilty of the following delicts while a cleric: solicitation in the Sacrament of Confession, and sins against the Sixth Commandment […]

January 21, 2019 – Archbishop Charles Scicluna, the pope’s incorruptible collaborator

https://international.la-croix.com/news/archbishop-charles-scicluna-the-popes-incorruptible-collaborator/9273 Adjunct secretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta is helping lead Pope Francis’ efforts in battling sexual abuse in the Church. This is the second in a series of five articles on key personalities involved in the upcoming summit on sexual abuse.      

January 14, 2019 – The German Government Forcibly Removed These Children From Their Parents Over Homeschooling

https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/14/the-german-government-forcibly-removed-these-children-from-their-parents-over-homeschooling/?utm_source=ADF+International+Newsletter+Signup&utm_campaign=98e8f5d27d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_09_25_07_09_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7732cae558-98e8f5d27d-92558921&mc_cid=98e8f5d27d&mc_eid=749ce7a1dd German police officers forcibly removed the Wunderlich children from their parents for homeschooling, which is illegal in Germany. (Photo: Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images) In its decision last week, the European Court of Human Rights has undermined its claim to being the “conscience of Europe” and pitted parents against children. The court was […]

January 9, 2019 – Pakistan: 500 Muslim Leaders Sign Islamabad Declaration

https://zenit.org/articles/pakistan-500-muslim-leaders-sign-islamabad-declaration/ “The Declaration of Islamabad is a step in the right direction. We need to develop it to improve the image of the country: this is the way forward: government and opposition must work together to legislate on good policies, while civil society, religious communities and all citizens must work together for the social, civil […]