- May 28, 2020
Some of the cardinals living in a building where a McDonald’s is slated to open, dubbed “McVatican,” have voiced no small amount of grumpiness over the decision, but another Italian cardinal responsible for it says it’s full steam ahead anyway.
ROME— Every Wednesday after his weekly General Audience, Pope Francis takes time to greet some of the “VIP” guests located to the side of the stage in St. Peter’s Square, which usually means the elderly and infirm. This week, among those present was a 13-year old quadriplegic Argentine writer who
The relationship between the Zika virus and a sharp increase in the number of children born with microcephaly in Brazil seems probable but as yet unproven. However, it has resulted in various health warnings to women in Latin America about becoming pregnant. This poses a significant challenge to the Catholic
IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan — If you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor here. Dr. Tom Catena, 51, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam,
ROME — Amid news reports suggesting his doctors have advised the 78-year-old pontiff to eat less pasta and get more exercise in order to resist fatigue, Pope Francis devoted his Holy Thursday meditation to exhaustion among priests, admitting that he, too, feels run-down once in a while. “Do you know
The emotional battle over HPV vaccination in Alberta has flared up again, after Calgary’s Catholic school board directed parents to a letter from Church leaders that warns the shots could encourage pre-marital sex. The bishops’ letter says that abstinence outside of marriage is not only the right choice spiritually but