Breaking: Vatican, American Sisters Strike a Deal

Some very good news!  The Vatican and the American Sisters have acknowledged their common mission and officially ended the multi-year Mandate for reform of the LCWR.In a joint statement and final report released April 16 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), the Vatican and the American Sisters announced the completion of the Mandate and announced their common understanding regarding the future of women's religious … [Read more...]

Did Turkish Hackers Shut Down the Vatican Website?

Vatican website hacked

Could this be true? Several news websites are reporting that the official Vatican website,, was hacked and taken off-line Monday night by Turkish protesters who objected to Pope Francis' use of the term "genocide" to refer to the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Turkish forces in 1915.Theodore Shoebat reported on his website that the hacking was done as an act of revenge against Pope Francis for his exposing of the Armenian Genocide. The Stack repeats the story, adding the … [Read more...]

Pope Francis: “The Death Penalty Is Inadmissible, No Matter How Serious the Crime”

From Vatican City this morning, a report of Pope Francis' meeting with delegates from the International Commission against the Death Penalty.  The Holy Father presented a letter to Federico Mayor, president of the Commission, to greet and offer his personal thanks to all the members of the aforementioned International Commission, the group of countries that lend their support, and all those who collaborate in its work. The Vatican Information Service has released the following excerpts from the … [Read more...]