- Jul 15, 2019
In some ways, Matteo Bruni, the pope's new spokesman, has a background reminiscent of the legendary Joaquin Navarro Valls under St. John Paul II.
A recent tragedy in the small Italian town of Vittoria highlights a gap between the anti-mafia rhetoric of recent popes and occasional ambivalence from the Church on the ground.
This week, the pro-life protections in Northern Ireland were removed in a series of amendments to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill, that had the primary function of dealing with the exercise of government functions in Northern Ireland, since the power-sharing agreement collapsed in January 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence singled out leaders in Venezuela and Nicaragua for their persecution of Catholic clergy.
For Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon is a reminder of how much can be accomplished when humanity pools its creativity and determination toward a common cause.