Articles from Inside The Vatican Magazine.

Priestly Blessing: The Latin Works of the Late Antonio Cardinal Bacci

Bacci described human life in an ancient, sacred language — and then blessed it By John Byron Kuhner* In my last Latin column, I wrote about the late Antonio Cardinal Bacci, who served as one of the two papal Latin secretaries from 1931 until his elevation to the cardinalate in 1960. Bacci’s love of his cardinalatial [...]

Pope Francis: Human Dignity Has Political Implications

Our "Inalienable dignity" is the "foundation of all social life" By Courtney Mares (CNA) Pope Francis has praised the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a powerful defense of the principle of the inalienable dignity of the human person. In the photo, Eleanor Roosevelt, who was a promoter of the Declaration, which was approved [...]

A Very Special School Teaches Trades to Young Catholic Men

The school's President, Brian Black, tells the story of a school which combines much-needed technical training with Catholic spirituality. By Brian Black* Harmel Academy, hosted on the beautiful campus of Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Harmel students live in dedicated dormitory floors, and receive instruction in dedicated classrooms and labs Several years [...]

October Beatification of Computer Programmer Carlo Acutis

This ordinary young Italian was filled with the love of God. He will be beatified on October 10. By Meg Hunter-Kilmer Carlo Acutis, who died unexpectedly at age 15 in 2006. He hiked, played soccer, went to daily Mass and was filled with the love of God. He will be beatified in Assisi, where [...]

Francis Praises Dialogue in Conversations with Agnostic “Slow Food” Founder

A book publishing conversations between Pope Francis and Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food organization, highlights the Pope’s emphasis on dialogue with others. Petrini, 71, is a well-known Italian gastronomist, agnostic, and ex-Communist who started Slow Food in 1989 to safeguard local food culture. It is in this context that the author introduces [...]

Socialism, Modernism and Catholic Doctrine

The Church's social teachings suggest a "Just Third Way" — an economic system that respects the dignity of the person By Michael D. Greaney Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) during a Corpus Christi procession along the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square. Left, Félicité de Lamennais, considered by some as founder of liberal Catholicism. Following [...]


By Becky Derks with G. Galazka, CNA and CNS photos Cardinal: Pandemic may have accelerated secularization of Europe by 10 years In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano September 2, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg said he believed the number of Catholics going to church would decrease as a result of COVID-19. Asked whether he thought [...]

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