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Pope urges faithful to rediscover Dante’s Divine Comedy

Teenagers, he said, feel a “surprising resonance” with the masterpiece Pope Francis said October 10 that the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri should inspire people to rediscover the Italian poet’s Divine Comedy. The Pope made the remark in an address to a delegation from the Italian Archdiocese of Ravenna-Cervia, in which he announced [...]

From Pius XII to Vatican II: The Hidden History of a Key Church Epoch

Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, in this Interview Concerning His Book on Mother Pascalina Lehnert, Unveils the Mysteries of the People and Events in the Church in the Mid-1900s By Kevin Symonds In this interview, Inside the Vatican talks with Fr. Charles Theodore Murr, author of The Godmother: Mother Pascalina: A Feminine Tour de Force (2017). [...]

Food For Thought: At last Rome’s “Il Tuo Vissani”

Eccentric and bombastic Italian chef Gianfranco Vissani was “to the kitchen born.” His father, Mario Vissani, was the owner and chief chef of a country-style restaurant in his tiny medieval hometown of Civitella del Lago near Orvieto in Umbria, in the very heart of Italy. Mario’s customers were local fishermen and Sunday tippers. Gianfranco started [...]

Vatican Watch

By Becky Derks with CNA Reports - Grzegorz Glazka and CNA photos July Monday 20 Vatican criticizes lack of prosecutions for human trafficking The dignity and rights of trafficking victims require the international community to do more to prosecute and bring down traffickers, a representative of the Holy See said this week. Fr. Joseph Grech [...]

A Young Polish Priest, Murdered 36 Years Ago, Is Remembered

Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the chaplain of the Solidarity movement, is on the path to sainthood By Barbara Middleton An image of Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko. Above right, his mother, Marianna, attends the beatification ceremonies of her son on June 6, 2010. Earlier this year, Barbara Middleton interviewed Marek Popieluszko, nephew of Blessed [...]

East-West Watch: Can Disease Be Transmitted Through Communion?

By Peter Anderson For the Catholic Church, the method of distributing Communion in most locations has been modified during the time of the COVID pandemic. With the reopening of churches, the general practice of dioceses in the United States has been to allow only the distribution of Communion in the hand, and not on the [...]

Of Books, Art and People: Caravaggio and His Admirer, Roberto Longhi

By Lucy Gordan Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio. Prolonged through January 10, 2021 at Rome’s Capitoline Museums, is the temporary exhibition, Il Tempo di Caravaggio: Capolavori della collezione di Roberto Longhi, or The Times of Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Art Collection of Roberto Longhi. I’ve already written three articles for ITV [...]

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