Among the dead is Jason Paul Marshall, a seminarian of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Marshall was studying theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.
According to Press Association reports, the judges said they would issue a full explanation of their decision at a later date, but that the circumstances of the case were "unique."
COMMENTARY: One must respect the right of Rome to seek to abolish the death penalty, but one may also disagree as to whether this is a homogenous development of doctrine or merely a debate about circumstantial application of that doctrine.
Pope Francis celebrated an outdoor evening Mass in Rome’s Casal Bertone neighborhood for the feast of Corpus Christi.
The Apostolic Nuncio in Austria, Pedro Lopez Quintana, witnessed the protests but was not involved in the decision to cancel the game.
The Solemnity of Corpus Christi, meaning the “Body of Christ” in Latin, is traditionally celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday or, in some countries including the United States and Italy, on the Sunday following that feast.
After concluding its hearings, the tribunal said that it had unanimously determined that it was certain that Falun Gong is “a source--probably the principal source--of organs for forced organ harvesting."
How one church renovation stemmed from the importance of the Blessed Sacrament.
User’s Guide to Sunday, June 23: Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Protected by the Supreme Court under the guise of “religious neutrality,” agnosticism and atheism have become the de facto established religions of public life.