Hilary White, Rome Correspondent

Abortion campaigners assault on conscience in Italy based on ideology, not facts: pro-life lawyers

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Mar 13 11:16 EST Comments (1)

Gianfranco Amato, head of Italy's Jurists for Life

ROME, March 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The pro-life movement in Italy has come out swinging against an order by the Council of Europe to abolish the country’s legal protection for conscientious objectors against abortion. Gianfranco Amato, the…

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Pro-life world loses Mario Palmaro to cancer: uncompromising defender of life and family

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Mar 11 13:19 EST Comments (5)

Mario Palmaro

ROME, March 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Italian Catholic and pro-life world is mourning the loss of one of its most outspoken and articulate defenders today. News spread on Sunday night of the death of pro-life author, lecturer and…

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Council of Europe committee attacks Italian law allowing doctors to refuse to commit abortions

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Mar 10 14:02 EST Comments (3)

ROME, March 10, 2014  (LifeSiteNews.com) – The International Planned Parenthood Federation has scored a major victory against conscientious objection laws in Italy at the Council of Europe. The council’s European Committee of Social Rights voted…

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Mainstream media goes gaga over Pope Francis and same-sex civil unions

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Mar 07 16:20 EST Comments (63)

ROME, March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As I do most mornings, one of the first things I did today was put the search terms “Pope Francis” into Google. This morning the offerings from the mainstream media, and a fair chunk of the blogosphere, is…

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Vatican cardinal: Religious freedom under attack from ‘relativism’ and ‘gender’ ideologies

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Mar 04 16:33 EST Comments (2)

Cardinal Peter Turkson

ROME, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking today at a conference in Rome on human rights, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, warned against the increasing threat of anti-Christian and…

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Vatican cardinal proposes ‘two-tier marriage’ by opening Communion to the ‘remarried’: critic

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Mar 04 13:14 EST Comments (71)

Cardinal Walter Kasper

VATICAN CITY, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Church should create a kind of second-tier of marriage that would allow for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive the sacraments, including Holy Communion, “after a period…

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I’m not ‘parent 1,’ I’m Mamma!: Italians defy secularist and gender ideology in large ways and small

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Mar 03 13:58 EST Comments (0)

There’s a lot to love about Italy and the Italians. They can drive you nuts, but in so many ways, they’ve got their feet planted firmly on the ground, and can be relied upon to refuse to go along with a lot of the modern world’s wild shenanigans.

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Homosexual activists aim to ‘destroy the family’, impose ‘totalitarianism’: gay pro-family activist

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Feb 27 18:41 EST Comments (29)

ROME, February 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “I am a homosexual, but I’m against ‘gay marriage,’” a French pro-family activist told an Italian Catholic opinion paper earlier this month.

Jean-Pier-Delaume Myard, spokesman for Manif Pour Tous,…

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Vatican’s doctrinal chief again: Communion for divorced and remarried impossible

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Feb 26 10:10 EST Comments (23)

Cardinal Gerhard Muller

VATICAN CITY, February 26, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has issued another strong statement defending the institution of natural marriage and the Catholic teaching against divorce. Gerhard Müller, prefect of…

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Vatican’s Cardinal Burke: Media is ‘mocking’ the Pope by creating a liberal caricature

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Feb 25 11:55 EST Comments (25)

Cardinal Raymond Burke

VATICAN CITY, February 25, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Rumours that Pope Francis intends to change Church teaching on abortion or homosexuality are unfounded media-generated fabrications, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said in a column this week in the…

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Italian judge: UN report a ‘first strike’ by population lobby in war against their biggest opponent

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Feb 19 15:50 EST Comments (7)

ROME, February 19, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mario Francesco Agnoli, an Italian judge and columnist, has said that with its recent controversial report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child may be a case of the population control lobby…

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Lies, damn lies and the UN’s attack on the Church: some fun-facts the MSM probably won’t mention

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Feb 17 15:26 EST Comments (3)

ROME, February 17, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following the first law of modern journalism – never let the facts get in the way of a good story – the mainstream media is gleefully pouncing on the UN report, issued last week, that has repeated one…

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What the UN really wants from the Catholic Church: a paragraph-by-paragraph analysis

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Feb 17 15:15 EST Comments (0)

On February 5, the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a scathing report telling the Catholic Church to leave its outmoded sexual morality behind. To equip our readers to respond to the finger pointing that is undoubtedly…

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UN defends report calling on Church to renounce its moral teachings on sexuality

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Feb 10 19:08 EST Comments (45)

ROME, February 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The UN committee that issued the report last week demanding that the Catholic Church change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and extra-marital sex, has hit back against criticisms, saying that…

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Europe’s bishops discover what we all knew: most Catholics reject teaching on sexual morality

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Feb 10 18:21 EST Comments (41)

ROME, February 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – For four decades, faithful Catholics throughout the western world have publicly lamented the near-total absence of teaching on moral issues from Catholic pulpits – now a Vatican survey has incontestably…

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