Dec 19, 2014-Jan 1, 2015

EWTN an ambitious media partner for the Napa Institute


The Napa Institute seems to have in the Eternal Word Television Network, the broadcasting venture started by Mother Angelica in 1980, a media partner attuned to its mission and the ambition to match.

EWTN's chief executive officer, Michael Warsaw, and Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, Calif., chose the July Napa gathering to jointly announce that the Alabama-based global Catholic television operation had begun construction of a West Coast facility on the campus of Christ Cathedral Church in Garden Grove, near Orange.

Nuclear summit stirs new religious expectations from Vatican, activists


While Vatican officials are busy working with other religious groups in formulating a collective message on nuclear disarmament, no-nukes activists are looking for ways to influence the actions of their faith leaders.

Vatican officials traveled to Vienna for the third international conference to examine the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons Dec. 8-9 and delivered a message from Pope Francis calling for nations with nuclear arsenals to find a way to rid themselves, and the world, of these kinds of arms.

Two former Vatican Bank managers suspected of embezzlement


The Institute for Works of Religion, known as the IOR or the Vatican Bank, is pressing charges against two former managers and a lawyer suspected of embezzlement, a press release from the IOR this morning announced.

The press release doesn’t name the chargees, but an exclusive story by veteran Reuters correspondent Philip Pullella does.



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