“War does not bring any solutions, only destruction, suffering, and lack of peace.”
Famine, subjugation and nuclear fallout: How Soviet experience helped sow resentment among Ukrainians toward Russia
As Russia amasses troops at Ukraine’s borders, and the threat of an invasion increases, many in Ukraine may be reminded of past attempts by its neighbor to crush Ukrainian independence.
The US military presence in Europe has been declining for 30 years – the current crisis in Ukraine may reverse that trend
NATO allies in Eastern Europe, many of which were once Soviet satellite states, provide a gray area that both the U.S. and Russia may view as within their own sphere of influence.
Seek Peace in Ukraine, Says U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace
“In this time of fear and uncertainty, we stand in solidarity with the Church in Ukraine and offer our support.”
Yizker bikher books commemorate Holocaust deaths – but also celebrate Jewish communities’ life
There is another way to honor those 6 million murdered: remembering the ways they lived, not only the ways they died.
Ukraine got a signed commitment in 1994 to ensure its security – but can the US and allies stop Putin’s aggression now?
In light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its current threat to Ukrainian sovereignty, it’s fair to ask: What is the significance now of the Budapest Memorandum?
New report finds freedom of conscience under threat in France, Spain, and Sweden
The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe (OIDAC) published the 71-page report examining freedom of expression, parental rights, and freedom of conscience in five European countries: France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.
Today, October 7, We Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
On October 7, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the yearly feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Hungarian Government Hosts Panel Addressing Christian Persecution for Council of Europe Tomorrow
Event Will Inform Council of Europe on Interreligious Dialogue
Benedict XVI: Legalization of same-sex marriage is ‘a distortion of conscience’
“This alternative arises: either man is a creature of God, he is the image of God, he is a gift from God, or man is a product that he himself knows how to create.”
SLOVAKIA – Pope Francis: “The authentic Christian witness comes to life from the mysterious triumph of the Cross of Christ”
Authentic witnesses, the Pope said at the end of his homily – generate other witnesses, because they are givers of life.
Covid Passports: What Are Different Countries Planning?
The need to get a Covid vaccine certificate before you travel across Europe this summer is closer to becoming reality.
EU, China Impose Tit-for-Tat Sanctions Over Xinjiang Abuses
EU imposes sanctions against China. China responds with sanctions against the EU.
Top Portugal Court Nixes Euthanasia Law, Says It’s Imprecise
The court said in a statement that the law is imprecise in identifying the circumstances under which those procedures can occur.
Netherlands Halts Adoptions from Abroad After Exposing Past Abuses
An inquiry found systemic abuses like child trafficking, lack of record-keeping and government complicity until 1998. Practices have since improved, the government said, but not enough.
Portugal’s Catholic bishops express ‘sadness and indignation’ as parliament backs euthanasia bill
The country’s bishops criticized both the content and the timing of the bill.
USCCB: Ash Wednesday Collection Brings Hope to Catholics in Central and Eastern Europe
In 2020, the Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe awarded $6.1 million in funding for 323 projects in 25 countries.
Belgian euthanasia is broken, says academic study
Its scope is ever-widening and the safeguards are failing.
Law Allowing Euthanasia in Portugal Moves a Step Closer
Portugal’s Constitution states that human life is “sacrosanct,” though abortion has been legal in the country since 2007.