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Vatican, Italy reach accord to share financial data, guard against tax evasion

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
The Vatican has reached an agreement with Italy to share financial information that could be used detect tax evasion. The new accord will allow Italian authorities access to...

The disastrous appointment of Bishop Barros could spell trouble for Pope Francis

Catholic Herald - 3 months 3 days ago
What on earth is happening in the Diocese of Osorno, Chile? Quite a few observers are bewildered by the recent appointment of Bishop Juan Barros to the diocese. Let us start with...

Pope's prayer intentions for April 2015

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
The Vatican has announced the prayer intentions of Pope Francis for April 2015. The Pope's universal intention is: "That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a...

Pope notes 10th anniversary of death of John Paul II

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
At the conclusion of his regular weekly public audience on April 1, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that the next day, April 2, would mark the 10th anniversary of the death of...

7 People Whose Lives Are Changing the Abortion Debate

LifeNews.com - 3 months 3 days ago
(LiveActionNews) — Here are 7 people whose lives are changing the abortion debate. 1) 12-week-old Noah Noah died during a miscarriage at 12 weeks and 5 days. His mother willingly...

At weekly audience, Pope previews Easter Triduum

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
At his regular weekly public audience on April 1, Pope Francis spoke about the Easter Triduum, inviting the faithful to "enter into the mystery." The Gospel for Holy Thursday, the...

No justification for civil war in South Sudan, Christian leaders say; fighting must stop

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Christian leaders in South Sudan have joined in a public appeal for an end to the country's civil war. "Stop immediately this senseless war that is bringing immense suffering to...

Pope's doctors advise long walks

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Pope Francis has been advised by his doctors to eat less pasta and exercise more often, to counter a weight gain that is aggravating chronic back problems, the ANSA news service...

Nigerian bishops urge acceptance of election results, new battle against corruption

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Church leaders in Nigeria are encouraging the faithful to accept the results of a presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari defeated the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan. The...

Palm Sunday 2015 - Your Photos

New Liturgical Movement - 3 months 3 days ago
Every year, our photographs of Palm Sunday ceremonies show a mix of violet and red vestments, the two colors used between the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite....

On that florist who refused flowers for gay wedding, Indy Star misses chance to provide real insight

GetReligion - 3 months 3 days ago
Hey Indianapolis Star, the florist has a name — and that's an important point you missed. In an in-depth story this week, the Star attempted to explain "What the 'religious...

Lenten Mission: Our Lady of Lourdes and Healing

Rorate Coeli - 3 months 3 days ago
Through our partnership with Audio Sancto, we bring you a Lenten mission to listen to, helping you prepare yourself during Holy Week, concentrating on the Four Last Things. The...

Tax agreement between the Holy See and the Italian Republic

News.va - 3 months 3 days ago
Vatican City, 1 April 2015 (VIS) – This morning, in the Secretariat of State, an agreement on fiscal matters was signed by the Holy See and the Italian Republic. It was signed on...

Indiana Gov. Pence backtracks on religious freedom bill as backlash continues

LifeSiteNews - 3 months 3 days ago
'The hysteria over this legislation is frightening and inaccurate,' says The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway.

Pope reflects on importance of Paschal Triduum

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Pope Francis reflected on the Paschal Triduum during his April 1 general audience in St. Peter's Square. The washing of the feet at the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday...

Pope Benedict to end retirement?

Catholic Culture - World News - 3 months 3 days ago
Pope Benedict has decided to emerge from retirement and resume his role as Sovereign Pontiff, Vatican insiders report. Pope Francis has tentatively agreed to a power-sharing ...
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