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Critics of Cardinal Roche: “There is no evidence for a ‘hermeneutic of rupture'”

By Robert Moynihan British Cardinal Arthur Roche, 73, the Pope’s head of the Dicastery for Divine Worship since 2021, spoke briefly in a BBC report on Sunday, March 19 on the issue of the Vatican’s limiting of the Traditional Latin Mass (abbreviated as the “TLM”) on July 16, 2021, in Traditionis custodes. The BBC report [...]

A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events: February-March-April 2023

February Thursday 23 Holy See and the Sultanate of Oman establish diplomatic ties The Holy See and Oman have established full diplomatic relations, leaving only six countries worldwide without any diplomatic connection to the Vatican. The announcement on February 23 did not come as a surprise as, in November during Pope Francis’ trip to Bahrain, there [...]

Latin Catholic Patriarch of Holy Land: “We Are Not Afraid”

Amid increasing attacks on Christians by Israeli extremists, Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, 57, says, "We have something bigger than hate" La Croix International Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, 57, since November 6, 2020, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. A Franciscan friar, Pizzaballa has a reputation for personal integrity and simplicity; much of his pastoral work has been with [...]

German Shrines in Rome and Vatican City

By Lucy Gordan Santa Maria dell’Anima (St. Mary of the Soul), located close to Piazza Navona. In contrast with the austerity of the church’s exterior, its interior is lavishly decorated with brightly colored frescoes, paintings, and sculptures, including Baldassare Peruzzi’s funerary monument for the gloomy Dutch Pope Adrian VI Many countries have national [...]

True and False “Progress” in Sacred Music

Clarifying the difference between an imposed "pop" music and a music truly "of the people" and their religious heritage By Maestro Aurelio Porfiri Rome, Basilica of Sant’Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio. XI International Festival of Sacred Music and Art Romano Amerio’s book Iota Unum. A critical study of pre- and post- conciliar [...]

Vatican-China Deal “Not the Best Deal Possible,” Gallagher Says

By Courtney Mares (CNA) Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, 69, the Vatican’s “foreign minister” as the Secretary for Relations with States since November 2014 Photo-Daniel Ibáñez/CNA The Vatican’s foreign minister has said that the VaticanChina deal was “not the best deal possible” and that negotiations are underway to make the deal “work better.” In a [...]

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