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Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

CNS photo/Michaela Rehle, Reuters The elderly Bavarian priest had been hospitalized in Regensburg, in Bavaria, where he lived and where he received his brother Joseph’s final visit, with whom he had been ordained on the same day. July 1, 2020  Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of the Pope emeritus, died Wednesday morning, aged 96. [...]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., On Coming COVID Vaccines

A picture of Kennedy and the logo of the group he heads, the Children's Health Defense group By Stefanie Stark, special correspondent for Inside the Vatican. As a family that supports freedom from government force and open debate, how can we condone government violence, censorship, and compulsory medical procedures which the Nuremberg Charter and numerous [...]

Food For Though

Religious Stays in Italy By Mother Martha The non-profit Association Ospitalità Religiosa Italiana (Italian Religious Hospitality) (, headquartered at Via Molina 10 in Varese, a city in Lombardy northwest of Milan, tel. 327-3842841, counts some 4,000 “religious places to stay” in Italy, with a total of some 287,000 beds. These include guesthouses, holiday houses, B&Bs, campsites, [...]

Women in Seminary Formation: The Promise and the Challenge

The Marian principle in the Church and the value of the feminine gifts By Deborah Savage, Ph.D., St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity Women religious from around the world were in Rome at the 2019 Vatican summit on protection of minors: (from left) Maltese Sister Carmen Sammut, head of the International Union of Superiors General; [...]

God’s Signs

God's self-revelation through signs, and the unity of Scripture Close-up of the mosaic of Creation in the Duomo of Monreale (just outside of Palermo, Sicily) Biblical scholars have long agreed that there are four ancient sources for the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible. They have labeled them J, for the Jahwist, [...]


By Becky Derks with G. Galazka, CNA and CNS photos Pope approves foundation promoting example, works of Pope John Paul I Pope Francis approved the establishment of the John Paul I Vatican Foundation to preserve and promote the writings, thinking, example and study of “The Smiling Pope.” The Pope also appointed as the foundation president Cardinal [...]

Vatican Watch

By Becky Derks with CNA Reports - Grzegorz Galazka and CNA photos April Monday 6 Malta Court authorizes seizure of €29.5 Million in Vatican Bank assets A Maltese court has authorized the seizure of assets belonging to the Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), commonly called “the Vatican Bank.” The garnishment order was issued last month, [...]

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