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  • Berlin Film Review: 'Stations of the Cross'

    A sense of humor is the last thing one expects in a dour German drama about the dangers of fanatical Catholicism, but thankfully helmer Dietrich Brueggemann and his sister Anna inject a touch of deliberate silliness into their script for "Stations of...
  • Don't by fooled by pope's latest move: Carnival time is over

    For all its fascination with Pope Francis, the secular media haven’t paid much attention to a papal appointment that has stirred up the Catholic blogosphere. The no-frills pope has “confirmed” (reappointed) Msgr. Guido Marini as Master...
  • TV Review: Frontline's 'Secrets of the Vatican'

    Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...
  • Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

    Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?
    Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardinals. ABC News...
  • In key reform, Pope Francis centralizes Vatican finances

    In key reform, Pope Francis centralizes Vatican finances
    ROME -- In the most concrete sign to date of his intention to reform the Vatican, Pope Francis announced the creation Monday of a single authority to handle all business, administrative and personnel management at the Holy See, a response to the rash of...
  • Crowds flood Vatican City for dual papal canonization

    Tens of thousands of pilgrims were gathering here Saturday in heady anticipation of Sunday’s dual canonization of two of the most influential popes of recent times, John Paul II and John XXIII. It will mark the first time in the long history of...
  • Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican

    Obama meets with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican
    VATICAN CITY -- Greeting a man he has called an “inspiration,” President Obama paid his first visit to Pope Francis on Thursday, opening a meeting the White House hopes will highlight the leaders’ shared views on economic inequality...
  • Pope Francis To Usher In Vatican 3D TV Transmission At Unprecedented Canonisation Ceremony

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis will become the first pontiff seen globally in 3D during the upcoming April 27 ceremony in St. Peter's Square when two of his predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, will be canonised as saints. The unprecedented double...
  • Misreading Pope Francis

     Misreading Pope Francis
    Pope Francis' highly publicized recent interview with an Italian Jesuit magazine has ushered in a new era for the Roman Catholic Church — an era of record levels of misinterpretation of the pontiff's words, both by the liberal media and by...
  • Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye

    People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts —...
  • Pope Francis calls abortion a product of a 'throwaway culture'

    ROME --  After expressing frustration with the Roman Catholic Church’s focus on hot-button doctrinal issues, Pope Francis launched a stinging attack on abortion Friday, calling it the product of a “throwaway culture.” “Every baby...
  • No bull: Pope Francis in his own words

     
    Excerpts below from: Pope Francisco writes to La Repubblica: "An open dialogue with non-believers" (Sept. 4, 2013) Encyclical letter Lumen Feidei of the Supreme Pontiff Francis to the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and the lay faithful. On...