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  • History special on “Secret Assess: The Vatican” airs Wednesday

     
    The History channel will broadcast a two-hour special on the Vatican from 9 p.m.-11 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Pope Benedict XVI at work and at prayer. ”Secret Access: the Vatican” takes viewers behind...
  • Church calendar for Catholics approaching Easter

     
    The Holiest Days of the Catholic Church are approaching and the Diocese of Orlando announces various noteworthy events that touch upon the lives of thousands of faith-filled Catholics throughout the nine counties of Central Florida. RECONCILIATION WEEKEND...
  • Casselberry Catholic participates in Vatican’s blogging conference

     
    Brandon Vogt, a 24-year-old Catholic from Casselberry, is one of nine American bloggers invited by the Vatican to attend a conference on blogging and social media on May 2. About 150 bloggers from around the world were selected by the Vatican to join...
  • Sex-abuse-victims group to demonstrate at 3 Central Florida churches on Sunday

     
    As Pope John Paul II is beatified Sunday at the Vatican, a sex-abuse-victims group plans to mount several demonstrations in Central Florida. The Chicago-based Survivors Network of Those Abused By Priests (SNAP) announced today that it will hand out fliers...
  • Remains of Pope John Paul II removed from Vatican grotto

     
    The remains of soon-to-be-beatified Pope John Paul II were recently removed from their resting place in the grottoes of the Vatican. After he is beatified on Sunday, his remains will be reinterred in that chapel of St. Sebastian in the basilica at St....
  • Monster Mash: Ai Weiwei charged with tax evasion; New York City Opera moving from Lincoln Center

     
    Official word: The Chinese government has stated that artist Ai Weiwei, who has been imprisoned since April, is being charged with tax evasion. Four close associates of the artist are also reported missing. (Los Angeles Times and The Guardian) Moving........
  • Vatican: John Paul II to be beatified in May

     
    The Vatican announced today that Pope John Paul II, the immediate predecessor of the present pope, will be beatified May 1. Pope Benedict XVI has certified a miracle attributed to John Paul. The beatification will bring John Paul, who can now be called &#...
  • Rare footage of Padre Pio

     
    The video below is of Padre Pio, who was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. h/t Jeff & Emily Cavins...
  • Was Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment' inspired by visits to brothels and bathhouses?

     
    Michelangelo's fresco "The Last Judgment" resides in one of the holiest places in the Christian world -- the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Now a researcher is claiming that Michelangelo's inspiration for some of the figures in the 16th century......
  • Are Pope Benedict’s new shoes a harbinger of Christian unity?

     
    Pope Benedict XVI has two fresh pairs of kicks to rock, thanks to a gift this week from an Italian cobbler. Adriano Stefanelli, 62, gave the pope a red pair and a white satin pair of shoes during a general audience. The white shoes are exactly the style...
  • Cuba's Raul Castro meets the cardinal

     
    A rare meeting has taken place between Raul Castro, Cuba's communist president, and the head of the Roman Catholic Church on the island nation. Cardinal Jaime Ortega and other leaders of the church discussed "issues of mutual interest" with Castro,...
  • Around Town: Calendar

    TODAY A free Alzheimer's Caregiver Course is offered from 10 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through June 30 at Belmont Village of Burbank, Theater Room on the fourth floor, 455 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank. Reservations: susan.howland@alz.org. Burbank Green...