Catholics bring pro-life voices to the UN Commission for Women

March 29th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

By Courtney Grogan New York City, N.Y., Mar 22, 2019 / 04:49 pm (CNA).- As participants in the UN Commission for Women’s annual gathering advocated for increased international access to abortion, side events hosted by the Vatican and other Catholic groups presented a pro-life perspective on women’s empowerment at the UN. The ten-day international meeting in New York March 11-22 included debate as to whether this year’s final document will include “universal access to sexual and …Read More

Nearly 2 million attend March for Life in Argentina

March 29th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

ROME – Nearly two million people marched on Saturday in Pope Francis’s native land of Argentina in pro-life demonstrations dedicated to defending the life of the unborn, and offering solutions to mothers in crisis pregnancies. The rally was organized by Argentina’s March for Life, a lay-led organization. Although Catholic bishops, evangelical pastors, and Jewish and Islamic leaders participated, they were not involved in the organization of the event, which took place in more than 200 …Read More

Widespread opposition to Relationships and Sex Education changes

March 5th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

The majority of respondents to a recent Government consultation oppose plans to teach children as young as five about homosexuality and transgenderism. More than 11,000 people responded to the consultation, with 58 per cent saying the proposed content for Relationships Education in primary schools was not “age-appropriate”. Even more, 64 per cent, said the same about Relationships and Sex Education in secondary schools. Inappropriate Education Secretary Damian Hinds pushed ahead with the controversial plans last …Read More

Killing of Christians Continues in Run-up to National Elections in Nigeria

February 27th, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

Muslim Fulani herdsmen kill 12 at church wedding reception.  JAGINDI, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Nigerian Christians this month prayed that national elections would bring leaders who can stop Islamist attacks on them following killings by Boko Haram extremists and Muslim Fulani herdsmen. In the wake of a Muslim herdsmen attack on a church wedding that killed 12 Christians Kaduna state in December and Boko Haram attacks that left several Christians dead in Adamawa state this …Read More

China’s War on Religion

February 22nd, 2019 by Vox Cervi 1

What China Calls “Sinicization” is What Hitler Called “Nazification” written by Steven W. Mosher For religious believers in China, things are rapidly going from bad to worse. And the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has made it clear that its “sinicization” campaign—turning churches into an arm of the state—is only just getting started. The present wave of persecution began last February, when harsh new restrictions on religious activity were put in place. It has continued to pick up …Read More

Papst: Homosexuelle Priester, Ordensmänner und Ordensfrauen müssten angehalten werden, “den Zölibat umfassend zu leben” und mit ihrer Sexualität “voll verantwortlich” umzugehen (KAP)

December 4th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Papst Franziskus hat Versäumnisse im Umgang mit Homosexualität in der Priesterausbildung eingeräumt. Dass es in der katholischen Kirche homosexuelle Priester und Ordensleute gebe, sehe er mit Sorge, “weil man damit an einem bestimmten Punkt vielleicht nicht gut umgegangen ist”, sagte er in einem Interviewband des spanischen Theologen Fernando Prado, dessen Text am Wochenende vorab veröffentlicht wurde. Franziskus drängte auf eine strengere Prüfung von Priesteramts- und Ordensanwärtern. Homosexuelle Geistliche müssten ebenso wie heterosexuelle konsequent enthaltsam leben. …Read More

“Der Glaube ist ein Geschenk für jeden”

November 9th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Als Jugendlicher rebellierte Rupert Santner gegen den Glauben. Später entdeckte er Gott als seinen großen Schatz. 2019 wird er zum Diakon geweiht. Musik ist für den angehenden Priester Rupert Santner eine große Leidenschaft. Ende 2019 folgt für Rupert Santner die Diakonweihe und im Sommer 2020 die Priesterweihe. Bilder: Loretto/Privat Handwerklich begabt, absolvierte der Sohn vom Nigglbauern am Holztechnikum in Kuchl die HTL. Mit Gott ist Rupert Santner seit seiner Kindheit eng verbunden. Katholisch erzogen, besuchte …Read More

Pilgrimage to Poland

October 12th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Students from the ITI enjoyed a fruitful pilgrimage to Poland from October 5th through the 7th. Carefully organized by Fr. Juraj Terek and Piotr Drag (founding member of the ITI), the trip started with attending a conference co-sponsored by the conference of Polish bishops about European integration. The conference allowed students to grapple with current issues facing Europe in a professional setting. The ITI was well represented when students sought to clarify the discussion by …Read More

Summer Highlights

September 7th, 2018 by Vox Cervi 1

Leave it to ITI students to make the most of their summer break. The following is a roundup of some of the global adventures of returning students, which includes volunteering, teaching, and attending summer schools. Elizabeth Ielmini What I did: I taught English at the English Summer School (ESS) in Ukraine for the Ukrainian Catholic University. ESS is a summer camp held each year outside of Lviv for students attending the Ukrainian Catholic University. My …Read More

Schönborn: VfGH-Entscheidung zur Ehe verneint Wirklichkeit

December 18th, 2017 by Vox Cervi 1

5 Dezember 2017 Vorsitzender der Österreichischen Bischofskonferenz kritisiert Entscheidung des Verfassungsgerichtshofs, wonach Ehe künftig auch für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare möglich sein soll Wien (kath.net/KAP) Mit deutlicher Kritik hat Kardinal Christoph Schönborn auf die Entscheidung des Verfassungsgerichtshofs (VfGH) zur Ehe reagiert: “Es ist beunruhigend, dass sogar die Verfassungsrichter den Blick verloren haben für die besondere Natur der Ehe als Verbindung von Mann und Frau. Sie ist wie keine andere Beziehung geeignet, Kinder hervorzubringen, zu hüten und aufzuziehen …Read More