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Vatican diplomat calls on U.N. to pursue peace in world's trouble spots

By Catholic News Service

UNITED NATIONS (CNS) — A Vatican official called on the world’s governments to strive more actively to prevent wars, protect human dignity and the environment and work toward a nuclear-free world. 940 more words


Euro Trip: 2nd Stop – Vatican City, Rome, Italy

The world’s smallest country, Vatican City occupies 0.44 sq km (about .2 square miles) and is completely encircled by the city of Rome. Vatican City is also a tourist magnet thanks to the presence of some of Rome’s most popular attractions, including the  164 more words

Religious minorities need protection, says top Vatican official

By Matt Fowler
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The “revolting reality” of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. 343 more words


40 Day Christianity Challenge (III)

Tolle, Lege: Sometimes the best Christians seem to be those who don’t read the Bible or who obviously twist it, while the terrible ones always turn out to be those who have really studied the Scriptures and searched them daily to see if these things were so. 862 more words


U.S. Bishop Joins Correction of Francis for 'Propagating Heresies'

(via LifeSite)

A Catholic bishop in Texas added his name to a recent declaration that accuses the pope of propagating various heresies against the Catholic faith and seeks to correct them. 331 more words



Overall, Rome was a bit of a let down for us. Maybe the whole time was swayed by our first impressions, but we tried to always keep an open mind. 1,056 more words

Pope Francis on Catholic Youth Who Favor Latin Mass: 'Why So Much Rigidity?'

(via LifeSite)

In a new interview, Pope Francis criticized the “rigidity” of young people who are attached to the Traditional Latin Mass.

“I always try to understand what’s behind people who are too young to have experienced the pre-conciliar liturgy and yet still they want it,” the pontiff said. 662 more words