Catholic leaders hopeful that Obama will change US immigration policy
Jan 21 2009
MEXICO CITY – Senior Catholic leaders participating in the Sixth World Meeting of Families expressed optimism that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama would usher in more favorable immigration policies that include putting an end to the workplace raids that often separate parents from their children.
Jesuit journal praises Facebook, but offers some cautions
Jan 18 2009
VATICAN CITY – From smoke signals to the telegraph, from telephones to Facebook, methods for keeping in touch with others far away are helpful, but they are never a substitute for meeting in person, said an Italian Jesuit magazine.
New Hampshire couple perplexed by Vatican views on embryo adoption
Jan 03 2009
WASHINGTON – As committed Catholics, Timothy and Dawn Smith respect Vatican pronouncements, but recent statements about frozen embryo adoption from church officials have bewildered the Fitzwilliam, N.H., parents of three children who came into the world through this process.
Vatican agency says at least 20 church workers killed in 2008
Dec 30 2008
VATICAN CITY – At least 20 church workers were killed in 2008, demonstrating that Catholic men and women – bishops, priests, religious and laity – continue placing their lives at risk in order to proclaim the Gospel and serve the poor, said the Vatican’s Fides news agency.
Holy sites need legal protection, say speakers at Rome conference
Dec 13 2008
ROME – Every Friday afternoon in Jerusalem’s Old City, thousands of Muslims walk to Al Aqsa Mosque to pray, thousands of Jews walk to the Western Wall to pray and thousands of Christians carry a cross in procession along the Via Dolorosa, recalling the Way of the Cross.