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Is the motu proprio a power grab or just an administrative reshuffling?

Commentators greeted the Vatican’s new directives regarding Opus Dei’s ecclesial oversight with varying analyses of both their causes and their effects. Here is a sampling: Eric Sammons at Crisismagazine.com: “Most observers see these changes as an ecclesial slap at the prelature, although no one’s really sure why this slap occurred. Opus Dei has always been publicly [...]

Holy See Enacts New Investment Policy

The Policy intends to generate a sufficient return to fund the activities of the Holy See through investments aligned with Church teaching—while maintaining accountability By Vatican News/ITV staff The Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Father Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who recently released the Statute of the Investment Committee [...]

The Synod On Synodality: Is the Church Really Going To the “Peripheries?”

One ignored "periphery": the working class, suffering from family devastation By Anthony Esolen Pope Francis' visit to the Roman parish of Saint Peter Damian at Monti di San Paolo on the southern suburbs of the city on May 21, 2017. The Holy Father meets the children and young people of the parish (Galazka photo) [...]

“The Pope is the only leader close to those who suffer in Ukraine”

February 27, 2022, St. Peter’s Square. Angelus prayer presided over by Pope Francis from the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace. A group of Ukrainians who live in Italy with their families came to St. Peter’s Square to show their solidarity with their motherland Ukraine, as the war began on February 24, 2022. [...]

Three Women named to Bishops’ Dicastery

Seen as "breaking the stained-glass ceiling," they will have an unprecedented influence on appointments By Christopher White (NCR), with ITV staff Pope Francis on July 13 appointed three women to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops, fulfilling a pledge he made earlier this month that for the first time in the office’s history, women would be granted [...]

An Interview with Archbishop Paul Gallagher

"It is incumbent on the international community to keep the hope of negotiation alive" By Gerald O'Connor (America) In the center of the photo, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, accompanied by Monsignor Kulbokas, on the left, visits the scenes of the conflict in the area near Kiev Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with [...]

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 [...]

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