Vatican gets mixed review for its efforts to fight financial corruption


VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Moneyval, the Council of Europe’s anti-money-laundering unit, published a long-awaited report on Wednesday (June 9), giving the Vatican and Holy See good enough marks for compliance with international anti-corruption laws for Catholic Church officials to claim success in the push for greater financial transparency. “The Holy See welcomes the Moneyval Report … Read more

Communion ban for pro-choice politicians is an old story, but the stakes have grown


VATICAN CITY (RNS) — As bishops in the United States prepare to discuss the drafting of a document that could ban pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Joe Biden from receiving Communion, experts say while this is not a new debate, the stakes are higher than ever. In 2004, when Catholic Democratic politician John F. Kerry … Read more