Category: News

Vatican paper lauds film on Katyn massacre

Rome, Mar. 19, 2008 ( – The official Vatican newspaper has offered high praise for a film on the Katyn massacre. The Oscar-nominated film, entitled simply Katyn, is a story based on the historical realities of 1940, when Soviet troops … Continue reading

Vatican to Offer Conciliatory Note to Jews?

Or, so says Reuters News Service. They have it that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is going to author the note. Here’s the article by Reuters.

Revisiting Tolkien

This 2003 interview of the Vatican News Agency, Zenit, with author/historian, Bradley Birzer, is worth a read for fans of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Read.

Mob of Hindu radicals attacks nuns, teenage girls

Mumbai, Mar 18, 2008 / 05:14 am (CNA).- A Hindu radical group on Saturday attacked two Catholic nuns and three teenage girls in a western Indian village as they prepared to hold a women’s educational program, UCA News reports. Sister … Continue reading

Catechumens Overcome Difficulties On Their Road To Baptism

CAMBODIA – PHNOM PENH (UCAN) — Catechumens in Cambodia commonly face challenges including family rejection, community ostracism and government unease.UCA News spoke with catechumens of St. Joseph Parish in Phsar Thoich, Phnom Penh, recently about their journey into the Church. … Continue reading

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Denying Pro-Abort Politicians Holy Communion

Exclusive Interview: Ottawa Archbishop Explains Why Pro-Abortion Politicians are Denied Communion By John-Henry Westen OTTAWA, March 14, 2008 ( – The mainstream media has picked up on comments by Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast regarding reception of Holy Communion for pro-abortion … Continue reading

Evangelical Catholicism: Quid Est?

John Allen says that “‘evangelical Catholicism’ constitutes a mega-trend in Catholic life.” But what is he talking about? [W]hat I’m trying to describe is the most powerful current at the policy-setting level of the church, as well as a dynamic … Continue reading