February 26, 2018 – Vancouver archbishop critiques euthanasia provision in hospice care

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vancouver-archbishop-critiques-euthanasia-provision-in-hospice-care-53732 “The government needs to immediately halt any efforts to force access to assisted suicide in facilities where caregivers – whether family, friends, or health-care workers or volunteers – selflessly attend to the sick and suffering,” said Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver in a Feb. 22 statement. “As a community, we must also ask […]

February 23, 2018 – Giving a Voice to Persecuted and Forgotten Christians

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/klemond/giving-a-voice-to-persecuted-and-forgotten-christians If we forget the persecuted Christians and don’t support them, something isn’t right in our own lives of faith and communion Susan Klemond Middle Eastern Christians are even less in the news following last year’s partial defeat of ISIS, but they continue to face persecution from smaller jihadi groups who share the goal of […]

February 22, 2018 – Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 33rd World Youth Day (Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018), 22.02.2018

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/02/22/180222a.html The following is the text of the Message the Holy Father Francis has sent to young people of the world on the occasion of the 33rd World Youth Day, to be celebrated at diocesan level on 25 March 2018, Palm Sunday, on the theme, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour […]

February 13, 2018 – Selected Life Ethics Works of Dr. Janet E. Smith, Fr. Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Smith.9 Irreducibility Nova Smith.ConsciousParenthood Smith.intellectual-tasks-of-the-new-evangelization Smith.NovaetVetera10.2Smith Krakow commentary Smith.NovaetVetera10.2Wojtyla Karkow Papers Smith.Sensus Fidelium edited Nov17

February 12, 2018 – Family-Breakdown Denialists

https://www.city-journal.org/html/family-breakdown-denialists-15719.html eye on the news Family-Breakdown Denialists Social scientists want more welfare for children from single-parent households. Kay S. Hymowitz February 12, 2018 The Social Order * * * * * Perhaps, but some questions about the researchers’ definitions are already being raised. The larger point is that welfare policies can’t be understood apart from […]

February 6, 2018 – Message Of His Holiness Pope Francis For Lent 2018

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20171101_messaggio-quaresima2018.html “Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24:12) Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”.  Lent summons […]

February 1, 2018 – China-Vatican deal on bishops ready for signing – source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-china-exclusive/exclusive-china-vatican-deal-on-bishops-ready-for-signing-source-idUSKBN1FL67U A framework accord between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops is ready and could be signed in a few months in what would be an historic breakthrough in relations, a senior Vatican source said.

January 29, 2018 – ADF Brief On The Parentage / Surrogacy Project at the Hague Conference on Private International Law

ADF Brief on Surrogacy responding to: The Parentage / Surrogacy Project at the Hague Conference on Private International Law

January 24, 2018 – Message of His Holiness Pope Francis For World Communications Day

http://m.vatican.va/content/francescomobile/en/messages/communications/documents/papa-francesco_20180124_messaggio-comunicazioni-sociali.html Dear Brothers and Sisters, Communication is part of God’s plan for us and an essential way to experience fellowship. Made in the image and likeness of our Creator, we are able to express and share all that is true, good, and beautiful. We are able to describe our own experiences and the world around […]

January 23, 2018 – Holy See Puts Focus on Human Person Msgr. Urbańczyk’s Statement to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Holy See Puts Focus on Human Person “Promoting economic progress and security in the OSCE area through innovation, human capital development, and good public and corporate governance,” according to Msgr. Janusz S. Urbańczyk, Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). His comments came at the 1st […]