Tag: Vatican

Gag

  Please read this letter and then in the comboxes give me a guesstimate  of the percentage of people at the Vatican who actually believe that Catholicism is the True Faith:   Christians and Muslims:  Beneficiaries and Instruments of Divine Mercy Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, 1. The month of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr is

Vatican Priorities

  The Vatican has begun its two day mayor conference, where leftist mayors around the world have been invited to attend a stacked conference at the Vatican:   Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world are meeting at the Vatican Tuesday to bask in the star power of eco-Pope Francis and commit to

Gennarini, Archer and Shea

  Faithful readers of this blog will recall the interview that Stefano Gennarini conducted with Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, go here to read all about it.  The interview has developed into a larger controversy following a First Things article by Gennarini.  Go here to read it.  Mahound’s Paradise sets the stage for us:    

50 Shades of the Vatican

    Father Z brings us the news that some men at the Vatican have apparently lost their marbles:   I have sometimes offered that, were I Pope, I would create two new dicasteries (while axing a bunch of others).  Firstly, there would be a Sacred Congregation for the Dusting of the Holy Doors.  After

Gangsters

    Among the powers that be at the Vatican there are apparently some using gangster tactics.  Father Z brings us the news:   Remember the Five Cardinals Book™? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church helped to turn the tide – in a good way – during last October’s Synod of

No Merry Christmas at the Vatican

    One of the more obvious misinterpretations of the Pope is regarding him as some sort of jolly, smiling pontiff in the model of John XXIII.  The reality, as Father Z tells us, is somewhat different:   Pope Francis listed 15 “ailments” of the Vatican Curia during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals,

Vatican Lavender Mafia in Charge

      Pat Archbold at Creative Minority Report gives us the news that the Lavender Mafia is alive and well at the Vatican:     Number one. From Radio Vaticana. “The Bishop of Trier, Stephan Ackermann, criticizes offers to “heal” homosexuality. There is no official church support for such initiatives, Ackermann said on Wednesday evening

WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

The Miracle of Caring and Sharing – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register Permanent Deacons Taking Role Away From Priests – Father John Zuhlsdorf Infiltration Evangelization – Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs Of All the Rutten Ideas (Tim Rutten of the LA Times) – Phil Lawler, CC/OTC If JP2 Can Be a Saint, Really, Anybody Can

Wikileaks: US Never Expected Ratzinger Elected as Pope

[Updated Below] Wikileaks information has been disclosed by Rome Reports that the U.S. intelligence services were completely caught off guard and surprised at the election of then Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. [Found another YouTube video that works] Updated as of 10:40am Central time, 11-30-2010 AD: U.S. intelligence was expecting a Latin American

Benedict at Westminster

The text of Benedict’s keynote speech on his trip to the UK is here; video of the speech can be found here. Obviously, you read or watch the speech in its entirety, but I will present a few highlights for readers: And yet the fundamental questions at stake in Thomas More’s trial continue to present

The United States Youngest Cardinal

A Profile of Daniel DiNardo by Jeff Ziegler On June 17, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expressed “grave concern over the FDA’s current process for approving the drug Ulipristal (with the proposed trade name of Ella) for use as an ‘emergency contraceptive.’ Ulipristal is a close analogue to the abortion drug RU-486, with the same biological effect

New Vatican Rules on Sex Abuse

The Catholic News Agency reports on this new development: Monsignor Charles Scicluna took part in a press briefing on Thursday for the release of modified Vatican norms on how to examine and punish cases involving the “most serious sins.” He fielded a number of questions as to its content but underscored the importance of ongoing

Pope Benedict to be Deposed

The most evil inspired man in the world, attorney Jeffrey Anderson, plans to “sue the sh-t out of [the Catholic Church] everywhere”. Because the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Vatican, a court case will move forward allowing for the Vatican to be sued. “I have known for 25 years that

The Disgrace of Cardinal Danneels and the Belgian Catholic Church

This past week, Belgian police raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church in Belgian, as well as the home and office of recently retired Archbishop Godfried Danneels, during an investigation into the sexual abuse of children. Rorate Caeli provides the full text of Pope Benedict’s letter to Abp. André Joseph Léonard, Archbishop of Mechlin-Brussels and