Pope Addresses UN Summit on Climate Change

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In a televised address to participants in the UN summit on climate change, which was held in New York City on Sept. 22, Pope Benedict XVI said that because the natural environment is given by God to everyone, “our use of it entails a personal responsibility towards humanity as a whole, particularly towards the poor and towards future generations.”

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Vatican Launches “Assessment” of Dissident Women Religious Conference

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The Vatican has launched another investigation of American nuns, this time focusing on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), an organization known for its promotion of the ordination of women and homosexuality, and for its dissent regarding the unique role of Christ in salvation.

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