Hilary White, Rome Correspondent

Italian court rules that Tuscan city must accept gay ‘marriage’ contracted in New York

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Apr 16 12:42 EST Comments (1)

ROME, April 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A court in the Tuscan city of Grosseto has ordered the city council to accept the “marriage” of two men, the first time such a union has been given juridical recognition in Italy.

Giancarlo Cerrelli,…

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Italian court throws out ban on sperm and ova donors for IVF

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Apr 15 13:41 EST Comments (1)

ROME, April 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italy’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that the country’s prohibition against using donor-derived sperm and ova for in vitro fertilization is unconstitutional.

Passed in 2004 as an amendment to the…

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Pope Francis calls abortion an ‘abominable crime’ in strongest remarks to date

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Apr 11 08:11 EST Comments (1052)

VATICAN CITY, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Human life is “sacred and inviolable” and “every civil law is based on the recognition of the first and most fundamental right, the right to life,” Pope Francis told an Italian pro-life…

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Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ constitutional rights against ‘gender ideology’

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Apr 09 18:07 EST Comments (3)

Eugenia Roccella

ROME, April 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italian Deputies Eugenia Roccella and Alessandro Pagano have introduced a bill in Parliament that would establish the rights of parents to make decisions about their children’s education, particularly on…

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2,000 march for the unborn in Palermo, Italy

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Apr 09 11:27 EST Comments (0)

ROME, April 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the annual March for Life in Washington, DC has been a regular feature of US political life for 40 years, and now numbers in the hundreds of thousands, the idea is just starting to catch on around…

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Italian parents push back against ‘gender deconstruction’ project in schools

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Apr 07 18:42 EST Comments (6)

PONTASSIEVE, Italy, April 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – This week, a group of parents told the city administration in the small Tuscan town of Pontassieve that they would not go along with the introduction of the homosexualist “gender” ideology in…

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Turin archbishop slams school program calling Jesus ‘gay-friendly’ and St. Paul a ‘homophobe’

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Apr 04 18:03 EST Comments (33)

Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia

TURIN, Italy, April 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With a government program ostensibly teaching “anti-discrimination” and “anti-homophobia” in schools, the city of Turin, home of the famous Shroud of Turin, is being turned into an experimental…

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Gay ‘diversity training’ turns schools into ‘re-education camps’: Italian cardinal

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Mar 26 13:29 EST Comments (11)

Genoa Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco

ROME, March 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Diversity” training for teachers and students, to promote homosexuality under the rubric of opposing “homophobia,” is a first step toward an enforced ideology of “gender” that is nothing more than a form…

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Vatican cardinal says clergy must speak out more on life and family as Pope focuses on lost sheep

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Mar 25 16:01 EST Comments (14)

ROME, March 25, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While the secular media around the world has fallen in love with Pope Francis, the continual claims that he wants to steer the Church away from its traditional teaching on life and family is flatly…

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Outcry against Cardinal Kasper’s ‘two-tier marriage’ proposal continues

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Mar 24 18:08 EST Comments (28)

Cardinal Walter Kasper

ROME, March 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The backlash continues among Catholic thinkers against a Vatican cardinal’s proposal to allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion after a “period of penance” without altering…

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Cardinal O’Malley weighs in on Communion for ‘remarried’: ‘The Church will not change her teaching’

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Mar 24 13:59 EST Comments (10)

Cardinal Sean O'Malley

ROME, March 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of Pope Francis’ council of eight cardinals has denied that the Church will ever change its teaching or practice on divorce and civil remarriage. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, told…

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Rome parents fight back against Father’s Day ban for children with ‘two mommies’

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Mar 20 12:43 EST Comments (4)

ROME, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A municipality of Rome has proposed to ban the observance of Father’s Day in Ugo Bartolomei kindergarten in cases where a child might come from a lesbian same-sex family. The decision by Rome’s…

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UK bishop hopes for ‘radical re-examination of human sexuality’ at synod on the family

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Mar 18 12:51 EST Comments (38)

Middleborough Bishop Terence Drainey

LONDON, March 18, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two Catholic bishops in the UK have expressed hope that the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family, to be held in Rome in October, will bring about massive changes to the Church’s approach to…

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Italian cardinal says allowing Communion for civilly remarried is impossible

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Mar 17 14:18 EST Comments (24)

Bologna Cardinal Carlo Caffara

ROME, March 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Not even a pope can change Catholic teaching or practice on marriage, including on the prohibition against reception of Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, a prominent Italian prelate…

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As Pope marks first year, Italian archbishop says the ‘new paradigm’ opens Church to homosexuality

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Mar 13 18:29 EST Comments (97)

ROME, March 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Citing the “new paradigm” of Pope Francis one year after his election to the throne of Peter, the archbishop of Lucca in Tuscany suggested to an interviewer this week on the Italian state television…

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