• Muslim refugees eat and sleep at Catholic parish in Italy

    Muslim refugees eat and sleep at Catholic parish in Italy

    • Jun 8, 2016

    In an effort to cope with the tidal wave of migrants and refugees pouring through the region, Bishop Antonio Suetta of Ventimiglia-San Remo had already welcomed several hundred people to the local parish of Sant’Antonio, where they’re sleeping in meeting rooms, outside on parish grounds, and even inside the church itself.

  • Bishop threatens to close schools rather than pay property taxes

    Bishop threatens to close schools rather than pay property taxes

    • May 24, 2016

    After an Italian mayor asked the local archdiocese to pay back property taxes on Catholic schools amounting to around U.S. $112,000, the archbishop has written to the country’s prime minister threatening to close those schools if the Church is forced to pay. In a letter published on his own archdiocesan

  • Bishop says this movement can help heal America’s wounds

    • May 24, 2016

    Could the Focolare, a movement founded by Italian laywoman Chiara Lubich amid the rubble of the Second World War, with the founding idea of the unity of the human family, help a deeply-divided American Church resist polarization and acrimony?