Our Boosters are matching gifts up to $45,000. We have $32,417 to go. Your gift today will count twice!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican rejects new international Catholic press union

Catholic World News - July 18, 2011

Having withdrawn support from the Union Catholic International de la Presse (UCIP), the Vatican has now issued a statement decrying the group’s move to reconstitute itself as the International Catholic Organization of the Media (ICOM).

In April, the Pontifical Council for the Laity said that UCIP should remove the word “Catholic” from its title. The move was prompted, the Vatican explained, by grave concerns about the finances and management of the group, and the lack of accountability in its leadership. At the time, UCIP leaders said that they would respond to the Vatican’s concerns.

Now the Pontifical Council for the Laity has followed up by saying that the new group, ICOM, should remove the word “Catholic” from its title for the same reasons. The Vatican complained that UCIP officials had never responded to their concerns, and that ICOM—if it was a new organization—had improperly claimed the intellectual products of UCIP.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($117,041 to go):
$150,000.00 $32,958.98
78% 22%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Contentious Spirits, Beware! 18 hours ago
And here's another very old story: the secular media don't understand Catholic affairs October 29
How not to be persuasive October 29
Francis the Man, Francis the Pope October 28
Clarifying what it might mean for a pope to wish to change Catholic doctrine October 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6