Gammarelli legacy passes to sixth generation of papal tailors

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For five generations the Gammarellis have dressed and shod the Vicar of Christ through their family business, Rome’s historic Ditta Annibale Gammarelli.Now, after the recent death of manager Annibale Gammeralli, the business will pass to the hands of the sixth generation.Established in 1798 by Giovanni Antonio Gammarelli, the “Ditta” was founded under Pius VI as a tailor for the Roman clergy. After Giovanni died, … [Read more...]

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Vatican condemns Nice attack as ‘homicidal madness’

Vatican City, Jul 15, 2016 / 02:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After a truck plowed through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French city of Nice, killing 84, the Vatican has expressed solidarity with the victims, firmly condemning all acts of terrorism and hate.“We condemn in the most absolute way every manifestation of homicidal madness, of hate, of terrorism and of every attack against peace,” Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi SJ said in a July 15 statement.Having followed … [Read more...]

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What the Holy See has to say about conflict in the Middle East

Vatican City, Jul 15, 2016 / 12:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- If peace is to be achieved in the Middle East, it will be a joint effort, requiring the cooperation of political authorizes, religious leaders and civilians, said the Holy See’s representative at the United Nations.“The Holy See believes that peace processes do not depend solely on formal negotiations, no matter how indispensable these may be,” said Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the … [Read more...]

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Doctor Death: The new assisted suicide clinic in California

Oakland, Calif., Jul 14, 2016 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- You can’t put a price on most things in life. But you can, apparently, put a price on death - $2,000.That’s what Dr. Lonny Shavelson is charging patients at his brand-new physician-assisted suicide clinic in Berkeley, California.Last month, California became the fifth and most populous state to adopt a law legalizing physician-assisted suicide. The state's End of Life Option Act went into effect June 9.Shavelson, … [Read more...]

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Vatican event draws heavy hitters to discuss faith, sports

Vatican City, Jul 14, 2016 / 11:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Alongside other global institutions such as the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, German-based insurance carrier Allianz has partnered with the Vatican for a sports conference aimed at exploring the benefits of faith and sport, and to put these into action.Announced in a July 14 press release from the Pontifical Council for Culture, the partnership between the Vatican and Allianz, a European financial service company … [Read more...]

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What’s missing from the national conversation on race, violence, and lethal force? You.

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2016 / 09:35 am (CNA).- In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, there was a loud national cry lamenting the loss of life and demanding that the violence against police “must stop.”I wholeheartedly share these sentiments, especially since I have family members who serve in law enforcement.However I wonder why some do not lament the tragic … [Read more...]

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What’s missing from the national conversation on race, violence, and lethal force? You.

Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2016 / 09:35 am (CNA).- In the wake of last week’s horrific deaths of Dallas police officers Brent Thompson, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, and Patrick Zamarripa, there was a loud national cry lamenting the loss of life and demanding that the violence against police “must stop.”I wholeheartedly share these sentiments, especially since I have family members who serve in law enforcement.However I wonder why some do not lament the tragic … [Read more...]

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