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Vatican on 7 Billion

Below are some words by the Vatican on the 7 billionth baby, by Fr. Frederico Lombardi. The full article by CNA can be seen here. There is also a discussion of what this means for the population controversy here. Below an excellent illustration by NPR, who I never thought I could publish on this issue, […]

Tornados and climate change

There have beenmany discussions amongst experts and on the press about the relationship between the high US tornado frequency of 2011 and climate change. Many climate change proponents, Al Gore among them, have attributed the trend to climate change, and there is a constant tendency of attributing disasters to climate change. Others have denied this […]

Latest Vatican Address on Development

This week the Holy See published its address on development at the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV). The conference was held May 9-13 in Istanbul. There have been other addresses published here and here. The environment and related areas (agriculture, natural resources) is mentioned as one of the pillars of development: […]

“People are not a liability”

These were some of the words of Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, at the 44th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. He spoke on the topic “Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development.” While supportive of the UN’s goal of promoting human dignity, Archbishop Chullikatt offered criticisms of how the UN […]

Holy See Observer on Redefining Gender

I have mentioned before the 55th session of UNESCO’s Commission on the Status of Women which is ongoing, and the Vatican’s participation. Recently there has been a stronger statement by Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, on the ideological attempt to redefine gender. Before denouncing the ideological move, the Archbishop cites […]

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