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Robert Royal is in Rome to cover the Vatican Workshop on Biological Extinction, which is jointly sponsored by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences, and which features such participants as population-control guru Paul Ehrlich – and others who champion various methods of population control, such as abortion, contraception, and euthanasia.

As First Things commented about Bob’s reporting on the 2014 Synod on the Family, his reporting is “required reading for anyone trying to understand the dynamics of that Synod amidst the reportorial and analytic fog...” The Workshop convenes Monday and runs through March 1st.

NOTE: Dr. Royal will be on EWTN from Rome, Thursday evening (March 2nd). He'll appear on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo. The show will air beginning at 8:00 P.M. EST. Check your local listings.

Between Two Worlds

Robert Royal files his latest report on the Vatican Workshop on Biological Extinction. Once again, we see an attitude among some in the Church that is dismissive of any dissent. Read more.

An Examination of Conscience

There’s lots of talk here about how the U.N. is providing funding to the PASS and how eager some figures in the Vatican are to be accepted by these large international bodies. That seems indisputable, but all that has unfortunately diverted attention from the fact that there are legitimate questions about our relationship with nature that need to be addressed. Read more.

An Odd Way to Run a Pontifical Academy

Why “odd”? Because scientists who think the Church is “finally” getting over a little of its hostility to science or who believe that the Church needs to get with pills and condoms are invited. And other scientists or scholars with knowledge of ecological questions who are also faithful Catholics are kept out. An odd way to run a Pontifical academy. Read more.

Bioextinction Workshop: Report One

The sponsor decided late that this event would not be open to the public or the press, leaving in the lurch those who’ve come from far distant places. Read more.