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Rome’s Newest Museum: Kitchenware and Cookbooks

By Lucy Gordan De honesta Voluptate ac Valetudine libri decem (On honest indulgence and good health, Ten Books, often shortened to De honesta voluptate) was the first cookbook ever printed. Compiled ca. 1465 by Bartolomeo Platina, it appeared between 1470 and 1475 in Rome. Rossano Boscolo, creator of Garum Its inauguration postponed several times [...]

Limoncello: Italy’s Most Popular Digestivo

By Mother Martha In almost all family-run trattorias in Rome and in southern Italy, when the restaurateur presents the bill at the end of the meal, he or she offers the guests a choice of digestivi. These are after-dinner drinks meant to help digestion. Many, like grappa from the Veneto and Friuli, Abruzzese centoerbe or Sardinian [...]

Celebrating the Resurrection Among the Saints

A unique Easter pilgrimage incorporates prayerful preparation before the feast By ITV staff The Upper Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy The Catholic Church designates the entire week before Easter as a “Holy Week.” It is a time to prepare our hearts for the remembrance of Christ’s supreme sacrifice for our salvation, [...]

Vatican Watch

By Matthew Trojacek with CNA Reports - Grzegorz Galazka and CNA photos April Friday 1 Pope Francis asks opponents of Syro-Malabar Uniform Liturgy to take "painful step" of accepting change Pope Francis has urged Syro-Malabar Catholics opposed to the introduction of a uniform liturgy to take the “difficult and painful step” of accepting the change. In [...]

News from the East

By Matthew Trojacek Pope Francis and Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, speak via video with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, then head of external relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, on March 16. Also pictured is Ukrainian Franciscan Father Marek Viktor [...]

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