Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of ethics, degrees in economics, philosophy and theology. Amateur mixologist and certified Sommelier. Breitbart Rome Bureau Chief.

Articles by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Sicily Abolishes Role of Godparents for Catholic Baptisms

The Sicilian archdiocese of Catania has abolished the role of godfather and godmother at Catholic baptisms, asserting that the institution has devolved into a method of strengthening family ties and sometimes criminal ties rather than bonds of Christian faith.

A priest baptizes a baby in a church in Tourcoing, northern France, on July 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European Bishops Reject Warnings of Illegal Immigration Threat

The president of the European Catholic Bishops’ Conferences (COMECE), Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, has rejected European Commission warnings that illegal immigration is being used to “destabilise Europe,” calling instead for the facilitation of migration into Europe.

The Associated Press

Pope Francis Welcomes Nancy Pelosi in the Vatican

Pope Francis granted a private audience in the Vatican to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Saturday, just two weeks after the House passage of the most radical pro-abortion legislation ever introduced.

Pope Francis escorts Nancy Pelosi by the hand through the Vatican on October 9.