25 Jun 2016 Articles No comments

¡Viva Cristo Rey!

The Cristeros versus the Mexican Revolution Imagine going to confession on a Saturday afternoon only to find no priest available. You drive to nearby—or even…

Read more

04 Nov 2014 Q&A No comments

Should Christmas trees be considered a religious symbol?

Full Question Non-Christians claim that Christmas trees are a religious symbol of Christmas. Is a Christmas tree really a religious symbol of Christmas equ…

Read more

16 Aug 2016 Americas Asia-Pacific News USA Vatican Comments (9)

A nation of murderers: Church is powerless to stop drug killings in Philippines

Vigilantes in the Philippines are tearing the country apart by killing suspected drug dealers at whim. The Church has spoken out against these killings, which s…

Read more

16 May 2016 Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East News United Kingdom USA Vatican Comments (1)

Talks on Ordaining Women Deacons in the Catholic Church with Pope Francis as considered by John Allen

No doubt, the big story on the Vatican beat this week was Pope Francis’ apparent willingness to entertain whether women can serve as deacons in the Catholic Chu…

Read more

12 Apr 2016 Articles Comments (18)

Jesus Christ Comes to Life from a Crucifix in Spain

Christ hanging on a cross came to live in a Spanish Church. The 6 foot, life-sized Crucifix which is today known as "The Miraculous Crucifix of Limpias", loca…

Read more

30 Sep 2016 Articles Comments (4)

Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Allies

The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' is a truth of faith.(CCC #328) Spring of 1916: three peasan…

Read more

14 Jun 2016 Articles No comments

Full text: Doctrinal congregation’s letter to bishops

The letter, Iuvenescit Ecclesia, regarding the relationship between hierarchical and charismatic gifts in the life and the mission of the Church has been sent t…

Read more

19 Jan 2016 Middle East News No comments

New UN report lists crimes committed by ISIS militants

A new report according to the UN says at least 18,800 civilians have been murdered, more than 3.2 million people displaced as a result of the crisis and some 36…

Read more

01 Sep 2015 News USA No comments

Black leaders to Smithsonian: Don’t honor Planned Parenthood founder

While Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is sometimes hailed as a champion of women’s rights, she was no savior to minorities and those with disabilitie…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Saint Peter’s Basilica a potential terrorist target – U.S Embassy says

The U.S Embassy said Wednesday St Peter’s Basilica makes the top of the list for potential target for terrorist attacks in Rome and Milan.

“Terrorist groups may possibly utilize similar methods used in the recent Paris attacks. The Italian authorities are aware of these threats," the embassy said in a Nov. 18 security message.

The embassy says U.S. citizens in Italy should be “vigilant and aware of their surroundings,".
In the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, three teams of terrorists killed 129 people.

French police on Wednesday killed Abdelhamid Abaaoud in a raid, who was a Belgian citizen about 27 years old and is believed to have been the ringleader. The Morocco-born Abaaoud was linked to several terrorist plots, including an April plan to attack a church in the Paris suburb of Villejuif, the New York Times reports.

During the raid, a woman opened fire on police and then detonated a suicide vest, killing herself. She was later identified as Abaaoud’s cousin. French police are seeking another suspect, and have arrested scores of suspected militants in more than 600 raids.

Last week Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, told French daily La Croix that the Paris attacks showed no one was safe.

“The Vatican could be a target because of its religious significance. We are capable of increasing the level of security in the Vatican and the surrounding area," he said in an interview published Nov. 15.
However, he added: “we will not let ourselves be paralyzed by fear."

Cardinal Parolin said that Pope Francis will not change his agenda in the wake of the attacks.

The cardinal’s interview reaffirmed the need to stop unjust aggression and “blind violence." He said that ordinary Muslims must be involved in countering extremism. They too must be “part of the solution" to terrorism, he said.


Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories