Fertility treatments succeed without assisted reproduction

Rome, Italy, Mar 3, 2014 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A doctor in Italy has seen great success in helping couples conceive by examining their overall health and treating underlying causes of infertility, without artificial reproduction technologies. Dr. Felice Petraglia, Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Siena in Italy, runs a clinic specializing in reproductive medicine. However, his clinic does not offer in-vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, or … [Read more...]

Holy See ratifies agreement with Republic of Burundi

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2014 / 03:34 pm (CNA).- Last week Vatican officials met with representatives of the Republic of Burundi to discuss an agreement made between the countries in 2012, officially implementing the agreement's stipulations. Held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi on Feb. 28, the country's minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Laurent Kavakure, was present along with their apostolic nuncio … [Read more...]

Pope prays that youth will respond freely to vocational call

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2014 / 12:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Pope Francis said many youth are too attached to worldly things to answer God's call, and encouraged prayers for them to “empty” themselves in order to respond with generosity. “We must pray so that the hearts of these young people may be emptied, emptied of other interests and other sentiments, so that they may become free,” the Pope said March 3. Centering his thoughts on the figure of … [Read more...]