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 […]

January 23, 2018 – Cardinal Dolan praises House for voting to protect babies who survive abortion

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/01/23/cardinal-dolan-praises-house-voting-protect-babies-who-survive-abortion?utm_content=bufferf75c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Cardinal Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, praised the House for approving the measure with a bipartisan vote of 241-183. The lawmakers’ action came as upwards of 100,000 pro-lifers gathered for the 45th annual March for Life on the National Mall. The event marks the anniversary of […]

January 14, 2018 – Pope Repeats Call to Welcome Migrants

Pope Repeats Call to Welcome Migrants Pope Francis in his January 14, 2018, homily on World Day of Migrants and Refugees repeated his call for Christians to welcome migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. He referred to his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees: “Every stranger who knocks at our door is an opportunity […]

January 12, 2018 – False liberation: the bitter pill

https://superiorcatholicherald.org/blog/guest-columns/false-liberation-bitter-pill/ The Church’s ageless but countercultural teaching on contraception respects and uplifts women. It supports them in an authentic feminism that affirms their uniquely important maternal role in family and society, and esteems their fruitfulness in marriage not as a defect, but as a real gift.  

January 4, 2018 – Her mission in life: Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece to speak at Ave Maria Law’s pro-life march

https://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/communities/collier-citizen/2018/01/04/her-mission-life-martin-luther-king-jr-s-niece-speak-ave-maria-laws-pro-life-march/969767001/ Alveda King, pro-life activist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is joining Naples students to speak out against abortion on January 12, 2018.

December 25, 2017 – Pope Francis’ Christmas 2017 Urbi et Orbi Message

http://m.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-francis-christmas-2017-urbi-et-orbi-message#.Wmyg1mJOmEc Pope calls on all to see Jesus in children caught up in conflicts and hardship around the world: “May we commit ourselves, with the help of his grace, to making our world more human and more worthy for the children of today and of the future.”

December 13, 2017 – Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS) Featured On EWTN December 14, 2017

ICOLF Contributor and Society of Catholic Social Scientists (SCSS) Treasurer, Brian Scarnecchia, who’s a professor at Ave Maria School of Law in Florida, will be on the EWTN television program, “At Home With Jim and Joy” live on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to talk about the SCSS. People can call in and […]