BLOG: Holy See
This morning at the Vatican, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops, addressed the British Ambassador to the Holy See, H.E. Nigel Baker, and a group of British Parliamentarians on the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops. The full text of his English language address is found below. It is a good summary of ...read more
The end of its 65th session, the Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its Concluding Observations on the reviewed Reports of the Holy See and five States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (Congo, Germany, Portugal, Russian Federation and Yemen). According to the proper procedures forseen for the ...read more
At the end of September, I reached the end of my second summer working at Salt + Light.  It had been another enriching and exciting several months spent with wonderful, warm, and dedicated people in a close-knit and faith-filled working environment.  But this time, instead of heading back to McGill University to continue my studies, ...read more
The Church preaches social teaching, but is the world listening? Explore the Church’s role at the United Nations with Matthew Harrison and Kris Dmytrenko, as they reflect on a New York conference that examines the Holy See Mission to the UN. ...read more
Vatican City is a city and sovereign nation just like any other in many respects, but with some notable differences. In our latest Catholic Focus, host Alicia Ambrosio takes you behind the walls to see how Vatican City protects its citizens, communicates with the world, keeps its buildings and furnishings in top shape, and reaches ...read more
Yesterday, the Holy See released the news of three new episcopal appointments for the Church in Québec. Bishop André Gazaille has been named bishop of Nicolet, Québec. The population of Nicolet is nearly 210 000, over 95% of whom are Roman Catholic. Bishop Gazaille was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Montreal in 1971. ...read more
An act that sows division and produces rifts and tensions. [singlepic id=39 w=320 float=right]That’s how a statement from the Holy See describes last Wednesday’s Episcopal ordination in the Diocese of Leshan, China. There was no Papal mandate for the ordination of Fr. Paul Lei Shiyin, and hence the Holy See does not recognize him as ...read more
Following the guilty plea of the Most Rev. Raymond Lahey, former Bishop of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the following statement has been issued by Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: The Most Reverend Raymond Lahey, former Bishop of Antigonish, has pled guilty to possession of child pornography. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops condemns all forms of ...read more