Pontifical Academies for Science and Social Sciences

Are the Holy See and the United Nations Too Close for Comfort?

NEWS ANALYSIS: The relationship has come under closer scrutiny of late. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register, Febrary 3, 2019 VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis received in private audience United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in December, the U.N. chief trumpeted the... read more

The Vandals sack Rome….again

Is there a red hat in Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s future? If so, it will be as a reward for knee-capping scholars of impeccable scholarly credentials and personal probity, deeply beloved by their students. By George Weigel Analysis, July 29, 2019 An exercise in raw intellectual vandalism... read more

Unreality and Incoherence Reign at the Vatican

by Samuel Gregg, February 8, 2018 Back in the 1920s and 1930s, it was fashionable for progressive and left-wing intellectuals to travel to the Soviet Union to find out what was “really” going on in the world’s first great experiment in Communism. “The entire British intelligentsia,”... read more

Vatican science academy tweets New York Times story supporting population control

By Claire Chretien VATICAN CITY, February 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences tweeted yesterday without comment a New York Times article about people using birth control to stop having children because of "climate change" fear. The alarmist New York Times... read more

Catholic leaders and scientists urge reform after Vatican hosts population control advocates

By Lisa Bourne ROME, November 20, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A group of prominent scientists and lay Catholic leaders is calling on the Holy See to reform its administration of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (PASS), denouncing the influence... read more