Hilary White, Rome Correspondent

Italian religion expert blasts UN report demanding changes to Church teaching

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Feb 06 19:56 EST Comments (8)

ROME, February 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Italian Catholic commentators have blasted the February 5 report from the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child that demanded the Catholic Church change or ignore its teachings on human sexuality and…

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Vatican strikes back at UN report demanding approval of abortion and sex for children

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Feb 05 14:48 EST Comments (28)

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

ROME, February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-life and pro-family groups in the US and Europe have supported the Vatican with a chorus of outrage at a report from the UN that demands the Catholic Church change its teachings on the nature of…

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UN report demands Catholic Church change teaching on homosexuality, abortion

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Feb 05 13:32 EST Comments (49)

ROME, February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A report by a UN human rights committee is a thinly disguised ideological attack on the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality – and even the nature of human sexuality –…

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Pope’s top advisor tells CDF head to ‘loosen up’ on Communion for remarried

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Jan 30 14:29 EST Comments (27)

Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, chairman of the pope’s private council of eight cardinals.

ROME, January 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, chairman of the pope’s private council of eight cardinals, has publicly chastised the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith over the latter’s…

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Spanish homosexualists launch criminal complaint against Cardinal-elect

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Jan 30 10:40 EST Comments (6)

Cardinal-elect Fernando Sebastián Aguilar with Pope Francis

ROME, January 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Archbishop Fernando Sebastián Aguilar is under fire from a Spanish homosexualist group who have launched legal action against him for comments that it is “not an insult” to say that homosexuality is a…

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Vatican spokesman scolds Rolling Stone for comparing Pope Benedict to horror film

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Wed Jan 29 16:36 EST Comments (10)

VATICAN CITY, January 29, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a statement today, Fr. Federico Lombardi, the head of the Vatican’s press office, has lambasted Rolling Stone magazine, a vanguard publication for the sexual revolution, for its “crudeness” in…

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New intern at Vatican Radio is an author, actor and media student… with Down syndrome

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Jan 23 20:25 EST Comments (5)

Michael interviewing Rev. Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pont. Council for Social Communications.
Michael and his family meet with Pope Francis

(Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that he was the first intern ever to have been hired by the service.  In fact, Vatican Radio has a long history of providing professional internship and training to young and…

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Spanish Cardinal-elect: ‘not an insult’ to call homosexuality a psychological disorder

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Jan 21 18:25 EST Comments (20)

Cardinal-elect Fernando Sebastián Aguilar with Pope Francis

ROME, January 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The secular media is abuzz with comments from Archbishop Fernando Sebastián Aguilar, recently named as a cardinal-elect by Pope Francis, that homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be treated.

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Retired Swiss Guard commander confirms existence of Vatican’s ‘gay lobby’

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Jan 21 14:43 EST Comments (11)

ROME, January 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A former Swiss Guard commander has affirmed the rumours about the prominence of a “gay lobby” of powerful cardinals and prelates inside the Vatican who routinely harassed young men in the elite unit. In…

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Mainstream media wakes up: AP reports Pope Benedict removed nearly 400 abuser priests in two years

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Mon Jan 20 18:31 EST Comments (9)

ROME, January 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After eight years of continual accusations of doing “nothing” by mainstream media, it has been revealed that Benedict XVI was busy throughout his pontificate removing priests from office who were found…

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Russia retaliates: New report says EU’s promotion of homosexuality ignores real human rights issues

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Jan 16 18:29 EST Comments (24)

MOSCOW, January 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Far from backing down on its national ban on homosexual propaganda, the Russian government is going on the offensive, saying the European Union's promotion of homosexuality has led it to ignore real…

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Tags: european union, human rights, russia

Italian homophobia bill will ‘be used to persecute the Church’: HLI Rome head

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Thu Jan 16 15:54 EST Comments (4)

Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro
Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro

ROME, January 16, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Italian Senate is again considering the “Mancino law,” a bill that proposes to criminalize “homophobia,” but this time the bill is gaining increasing opposition – both from Christians, who are…

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Tags: free speech, hate crimes law, homophobia, italy

Working as the Rome correspondent for LSN: It’s great. It’s awful. It’s terrifying. It’s amazing.

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Tue Dec 24 15:10 EST Comments (4)

A 'selfie' of me in my nifty LifeSiteNews t-shirt looking out over Santa Marinella and the Mediterranean sea.

Note: Hilary White is the Rome correspondent for LifeSiteNews.com.

SANTA MARINELLA, December 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Well, that was quite a year, wasn’t it! It seems that nearly all my attention has been directed at the papacy since that…

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Cardinal Kasper says Church will soon give Communion to divorced, remarried Catholics

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Dec 20 19:21 EST Comments (80)

Cardinal Walter Kasper is moving ahead
Cardinal Walter Kasper is moving ahead

ROME, December 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Despite a recent strongly worded clarification from Rome, confusion is continuing to be stirred up over the Catholic Church’s practice of refusing Communion to those who are divorced and remarried. A…

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Tags: catholicism, divorce, germany, walter kasper

Italian parliamentarians push back against gvmt doc mandating journalists promote ‘LGBT’ agenda

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by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent Fri Dec 20 18:59 EST Comments (2)

ROME, December 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A set of instructions for journalists by a government department that threatens professional sanctions and possible jail time for writing unfavorably about homosexuality and “gay marriage,” has raised…

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Tags: free speech, homosexual activism, italy, media bias

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