Reasons for dismissal of Vatican Bank boss emerge

Vatican City, May 28, 2012 / 10:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican Bank’s president was dismissed for failing to carry out “basic duties,” giving people inaccurate information about the institution and “progressively erratic personal behavior,” according to board member Carl Anderson.“What happened is source of great disappointment,” he told the Italian newspaper La Stampa on May 27. Anderson, who leads the international fraternal organization the Knights of Columbus, said the board “had come to … [Read more...]

Decades later, a fallen soldier’s family still remembers

Belleville, Ill., May 28, 2012 / 07:00 am (CNA).- The yellowed newsprint was unfolded carefully. Its creases spoke of being handled many times over the years since it had been printed in the 1940s after the allies had claimed victory in the “war to end all wars.”Sgt. Carl Stadelbacher wouldn’t be home that spring or summer or any other time until his body was returned to his home in Cobden, Ill. where he would be buried at St. Joseph Church.Like so many other soldiers, he was just a boy, really, … [Read more...]