People

Profiles, interviews and analysis of Vatican insiders, and the people who the Vatican is talking about.

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil gets Mother Teresa award

Fr Tom Uzhunnalil SDB who was released after 18 months of captivity in Yemen received the Mother Teresa Award for Social Justice by Harmony Foundation Mumbai on Sunday. Fr Tom despite having had the opportunity to leave the country chose to serve the elders of the Missionaries of Charity in Yemen. Harmony Foundation  recognized  his compassionate humanity and dedication and commitment to his work in a [...]

Pope in Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech

Pope Francis on Tuesday is spending his first full day in Myanmar where he traveled to the country's capital to meet with the country’s de facto civilian leader, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. After meeting with her privately, she pronounced an official welcome speech at the Myanmar International Convention Center where the Pope met with authorities, representatives [...]

Two Years to Reorganize Vatican Communications

"We can say that he is a great storyteller. He knows well that when people are thristy they don't want H2O but water." (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via EPA) Monsignor Viganò, from January 22, 2013 to December 21, 2015, you were the director of the “Pope’s Television Network,” the CTV (“Centro Televisivo Vaticano”). And [...]

2018-03-24T05:22:52+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Categories: Interview|Tags: , , |

People April 2016

Vatican Paper Lauds Spotlight as Brave, Not Anti­-Catholic The film Spotlight, which won the Oscar for best picture on February 28, is a courageous movie that is not anti­-Catholic, the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano said in two articles commenting on the Oscars. Spotlight Italian historian and journalist Lucetta Scaraffia (photo), in an op-­ed titled [...]

“The Christian Faith Is Not an Idea But a Life”

Pope Benedict XVI (photo Galazka) An unexpected and thought-provoking interview with Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI A new book containing an extensive interview with Pope Emeritus Benedict has been published in Italy, entitled Through Faith: Doctrine of Justification and Experience of God in the Preaching of the Church and the Spiritual Exercises, by Jesuit [...]

Exploring Mother Teresa’s life, from Sister to Saint

Pope Francis has announced that Blessed Mother Teresa, along with three others, will be canonized later in the year, after miracles were recognized for each of them. Mother Teresa was, in her own lifetime, and still remains, one of the most famous people in the world. But who was she, really? And how did she come [...]

Righteous Judgment: On the Death of Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court justices and family members listen to prayers near the casket of Justice Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court in Washington February 19 (CNS photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Reuters) A brilliant jurist, he manifested the distinctively Catholic habit of self-criticism, born of humility… The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13 [...]

Antonin Scalia – A Bulwark for Liberty

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen in this Aug. 30, 2013, file photo at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec) His “originalism” was not just a sound constitutional principle. It was a defense against the encroachin­g abuse of judicial power — like the enforced legalization of same-sex “marriage” [...]

People March 2016

Msgr. Peter Wells High-Ranking American in Vatican “Humbled” by Appointment as Nuncio On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells (photo), the highest-ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana. “I am extremely humbled and honored by the faith [...]

2016-03-01T16:16:56+00:00 Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: People|Tags: , , , , |

11. Luis Badilla and 12. Andrea Tornielli – Two Catholic journalists bring the Vatican to the world

Luis Badilla Luis Badilla, editorial director for Il Sismografo (The Seismograph), a leading blogspot for Vatican-related and worldwide Catholic news, has been covering the Catholic world for a quarter-century from Rome. He is a Chilean ex-patriate and veteran reporter for Vatican Radio who began his website in 2009. Badilla has been described as “not [...]

2018-03-23T04:48:26+00:00 Feb 2nd, 2016|Categories: People|Tags: , , , , , |
Load More Posts
Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved and you'll be given a link. You, or anyone with the link, can use it to retrieve your Cart at any time.
Back Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved with Product pictures and information, and Cart Totals. Then send it to yourself, or a friend, with a link to retrieve it at any time.
Your cart email sent successfully :)