In an interview about their forthcoming book, Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?, Brother Guy Consolmagno and Father Paul Mueller – both Jesuit priests who are planetary scientists at the Vatican Observatory – respond to a question about whether or not science “disproves” the Bible: Guy: Science doesn’t prove. Science describes. The Bible isn’t a book […]
Though not yet confirmed by the Vatican, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has announced that Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States to attend the World Meeting of Families that will take place in Philadelphia next year. Show More Summary
Popes: They're just like us! Pope Francis wandered into the Vatican's employee canteen "like a thunderbolt out of the blue" Friday after apparently deciding that he'd like to eat lunch alongside the Vatican's staff. Francis, Vatican Radio said, waited in line with the rest of the employees for his lunch of pasta, cod and grilled […]
Popes: They're just like us! Pope Francis wandered into the Vatican's employee canteen "like a thunderbolt out of the blue" Friday after apparently deciding that he'd like to eat lunch alongside the Vatican's staff. Read full article >>
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to attend the World Meeting of Families next September. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family sponsors the World Meeting of Families every three years in a different city. The upcoming gathering is still more than a year away, and Pope Francis is [...]
But a cafeteria cashier balks at handing Pope Francis the bill.
Pope Francis may be heading to American shores in 2015 for a major meeting of the Catholic Church, Vatican sources told CNN.
Pope Francis welcomed Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, at the Vatican yesterday. In doing so, he reclaimed Meriam and her plight for Christianity: he reminded the world that Meriam was not abused because she was a woman or from a minority. She suffered persecution because of her faith. Thousands [...]
A woman sentenced to death after refusing to renounce her faith fled Sudan on Thursday and met Pope Francis at the Vatican. Meriam Ibrahim was accused of converting to Christianity from Islam, but said that while her father was Muslim, she never had been. Show More Summary
Grandmother Told the Truth My grandparents lived in Dayton, Ohio for years prior to 1964. A close friend retired from Wright Patterson AFB. He was high ranking. My grandmother, who was the most witty, honest, and most candid person I'd ever met asked him if it were true about the alien craft and possibly the alien bodies being store at the base. Show More Summary
Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian mother from Sudan who became a global icon for Christians when she refused to renounce her faith even after she was placed on death row for it, was blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican just hours after she finally fled Sudan after a protracted fight for her freedom.
A woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian flew to Italy today and met privately with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to be flogged and hanged to death in Sudan for marrying a Christian and converting from the Muslim faith to Christianity. Click here to read the story.
VATICAN CITY — The World Cup trophy has gone to Germany, but the soccer-loving Pope Francis and soccer-crazy Italians are gearing up for an all-star match to highlight sports’ potential to unite people and to raise money to help poor children in Buenos Aires, the pope’s hometown. The interreligious Match for Peace, organized by Javier […]
Today’s front-page splash in The Catholic Herald reads: ‘Vatican in a spin as Pope Francis grants an explosive new interview’. That interview, with La Repubblica, quoted Francis as saying that… Continue reading The post The Pope and ‘paedophile cardinals’: another clue that Francis is at war with the Vatican appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
We're halfway through 2014, which means that the 2015 movie schedule is about to be finalized. The big blockbusters have already been announced, some years in advance. But there are loads of smaller, medium-sized films that are locating a spot on the schedule, waiting to reach audience-goers. Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY — With all the bad news coming out of the Middle East, this story shone a small beam of hope: the might of bats and balls against the thunder of missiles and misunderstandings. In support of sport as a weapon for peace, a Muslim governor in Pakistan has donated funding, cricket bats and […]
Amidst a demonic attack upon the Vatican, an unorthodox priest is folded into a group of inter-continental demon hunters and asked to the front line of the war against hell itself. This mini-series explodes out of the gate with occult awesomeness and doesn’t slow down, at times to the detriment of its own story telling. […]
Photo by Brian Sandstrom/ Architectural Digest Centuries-old and spanning 75 acres in Vatican City, the formal gardens at the Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo—a hilltop retreat about 40 minutes away from the center of Rome—have long been a shrouded mystery...
Briefly: Monday, Martin Scorsese’s latest was slotted on the release schedule. Tuesday, three other movies join the calendar. First up is Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. It’s aiming at a prime December 25, 2015 release date from 20th Century Fox. Show More Summary