• Pro-life anxiety over Pope Francis’ looming ecological manifesto

    • May 3, 2015

    Vatican officials confirmed this week that Pope Francis’ much-anticipated encyclical letter on the environment is finished and ready for translation, and should be released in June. An “encyclical” is the most developed form of papal teaching, and this will be the very first such document ever devoted entirely to the

  • Help persecuted Christians — and support traditional families

    • Apr 30, 2015

    It probably hasn’t escaped anyone’s attention that the Catholic Church, and others seriously proposing the irreplaceable good of preserving the natural links among sex, children, and marriage, are increasingly assigned a place with bigots and evildoers. It was fairly discouraging, therefore, to read the implication in John Allen’s recent column

  • After tragedy, Syrian Christian leader warns: ‘We could disappear’

    • Apr 28, 2015

    [Editor’s Note: A Syrian archbishop is visiting New Haven this weekend to talk about the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. Aleppo Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart is speaking Sunday evening at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. The talk is sponsored by the local church and the