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 […]

January 3, 2019 – Pope Francis’ letter to the U.S. bishops

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2019/01/03/0006/00019.html#traduzione Entering with trust into Jesus’ prayer to the Father, we want to learn from him and, with firm resolve, to begin this time of prayer, silence and reflection, of dialogue and communion, of listening and discernment. In this way, we will allow him to conform our hearts to his image and help us discover […]

December 17, 2018 – Convicted for criticizing islam: Roger Kiska denounces

  Roger Kiska, J.D., Christian Concern, London. Concerns with the case of E. S. v. Austria. On 13 December 2018, the ECLJ coorganized a Seminar at the Council of Europe: “New challenges to the Freedom of Religion in Europe in the Light of the Recent Judgments of the ECHR”

December 3, 2018 – Be celibate or leave the priesthood, Pope Francis tells gay priests

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-homosexuals-book/be-celibate-or-leave-the-priesthood-pope-tells-gay-priests-idUSKBN1O10K7 Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book. While he has previously spoken of the need for better screening of candidates for the […]