The National Front for the Family said that “marriage between a man and a woman is the institution that provides the conditions for the integral and full development of children.”
Above, Bishop Athanasius Schneider, 60, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana in Khazakhstan in central Asia, formerly one of the republics making up the Soviet Union. (link to his own website).
Schneider is one of the more tradition-minded members of the Church’s episcopate, known for championing the pre-Vatican II liturgical traditions and practices of the Church. (link and link).
Born to a family of German origin in Kyrgyzstan, then part of the Soviet Union, Schneider experienced the Soviet persecution of the Church as a child. He was able to leave the East bloc at age 12, completing his education in West Germany. Thus, his intellectual biography has two strands: “Soviet” and “German.”
Rome Newsroom, Jun 20, 2021 / 14:35 pm (CNA). A group of U.N. “experts” is expected to issue a statement aimed at forcing the Holy See and the Catholic Church to surrender to abortion and […]
The meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. / Ludovic Courtès via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).
Rome Newsroom, Jun 20, 2021 / 14:35 pm (CNA).
Don’t worry, God is in control.
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Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on June 13.
Inspired by St. John Henry Newman, a holy English priest and poet wrote eloquent and moving thoughts about kindness.
The power of kind words is the “music of the world”