Edward Pentin

Belgian Charity Board Member Appears to Defy Pope’s Anti-Euthanasia Order

A prominent Belgian figure and board member of a Catholic charity which Pope Francis last week ordered to cease offering euthanasia in its 15 psychiatric hospitals appears to be defying the order.   Herman Van Rompuy, a former Belgian Prime...

Vatican: Pope Orders Belgian Catholic Charity to Cease Offering Euthanasia

The Vatican confirmed today that Pope Francis has ordered a Belgian Catholic charity to stop offering euthanasia in its psychiatric hospitals. In May, the Brothers of Charity group, the charitable arm of the Brothers of Charity religious order...

Venezuelan Journalist: Bishops’ Hard Line on Government Widely Welcomed

To give a more detailed account of the situation from the ground in Venezuela, here below is a guest post from Oscar Schlenker, a Venezuelan journalist and Caracas correspondent for Deutsche Welle. A former correspondent for Rome Reports,...

Cardinal Burke’s 10 Ways to Overcome Crisis of Confusion, Division in the Church

In a wide-ranging and timely address, Cardinal Raymond Burke has sought to explain the essence of the deep spiritual crisis facing the Church and the world and offered pastoral suggestions and encouragement to the faithful on how to deal with...

Knights of Columbus Pledge to Save Iraqi Christian Town Decimated by ISIS

The Knights of Columbus are to raise and donate $2 million to help save Karemlash, a predominantly Christian town on Iraq’s Nineveh Plain that was invaded and ransacked by ISIS before being liberated by coalition forces last November. In a...

Remembering St. Padre Pio’s Words on Abortion

The decision to have the notorious abortionist Emma Bonino speak about immigration in an Italian church last week drew widespread condemnation. But it also led some to argue, including the local Caritas representative who sponsored her talk,...

Italian Abortionist Speaks in Church; Catholics Ejected, Silenced

In the face of strong opposition, one of Italy’s most notorious abortionists spoke in a Catholic church on Wednesday while pro-life Catholics were locked out, silenced or ejected. Emma Bonino addressed the issue of immigration at the July 26...

Cardinal Parolin: Don’t Judge the Trump Administration Rashly

It’s still too early to judge the Trump administration, the Holy See must continue to pursue constructive and patient dialogue with both China and Russia, and nationalism risks emptying Europe of its values and reason for existence. These were...

Annual Lake Garda Symposium Aims to Offer Catholics Fullness of the Faith

At a time when much of today’s Church is deeply afflicted by disputed visions of what it means to be Catholic, an annual summer symposium in northern Italy may serve to help heal those divisions. Set in the picturesque Gardone Riviera on the...

The Drug-Fueled Homosexual Scandal Allegations at the Holy Office

According to reports in the mainstream media, Vatican police broke up a drug-fueled homosexual debauched party in an apartment of the Holy Office, but how true is it? The news first broke in a June 28 article in Il Fatto Quotidiano