Georgetown Theologian under Investigation by Vatican

John Allen on Peter Phan. Among the most serious charges in the CDF observations are that Phan’s book can be read to suggest that: Non-Christian religions have a positive role in salvation history in their own right, and are not merely a preparation for the Christian Gospel; It makes little sense to try to convert…

Vatican Official Warns Bishops

CWN and Zenit report that Cardinal Dario Castrillon-Hoyos has sent a warning shot over the bow of bishops who would give problems to priests who want to celebrate the old mass. Today is the date of implementation of the pope’s recent motu proprio; Castrillon-Hoyos notes: “The important thing is that in this moment, priests can…

Terri Schiavo Wins at Vatican

The Vatican today issued a Statement (Amy, Rocco) on providing food and water to patients in a persistent vegetative state. First question: Is the administration of food and water (whether by natural or artificial means) to a patient in a “vegetative state” morally obligatory except when they cannot be assimilated by the patient’s body or…