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

Laura Bosetti-Tonatto: Italy’s World-Famous “Nose”

By Lucy Gordan Laura Bosetti-Tonatto in her perfume laboratory Via dei Coronari is directly across the Tiber from the Vatican, running parallel to the river from Piazza Navona to Castel Sant’ Angelo’s footbridge. On the pilgrims’ itinerary to St. Peter’s Basilica since the Middle Ages it’s always had a Vatican connection. Its name derives [...]

Papal advisor Cardinal Marx asks to resign

...and Pope Francis refuses his request. What does it all mean? Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, Archbishop of Munich and Freising in Germany, sent shockwaves through the Catholic world when his letter to Pope Francis, dated May 21, asking the Pope to accept his resignation as Archbishop, was made public June 4. Pope Francis replied with his [...]

Sr. Margherita Marchione: “No. 1” defender of Pope Pius XII dies at 99

Sr. Margherita Marchione was a woman of "courage, fidelity and tireless scholarship" — Robert Moynihan, editor of ITV and friend of Sr. Margherita Sr. Margherita Marchione, an American Religious Teachers Filippini sister known for her defense of Pope Pius XII against attacks against his character, courage and actions during the Second World War, died peacefully in [...]

“God’s Grace Works In Ways Unknown To Us”

An interview with Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, 88, former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments By Barbara Middleton for Inside the Vatican Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, 88. He has lived and worked in Rome for decades Cardinal Francis Arinze, who was born in 1932 in Eziowelle, Nigeria, [...]

Was The Shroud’s First-Century Origin Really Debunked?

New exposé reveals carbon dating labs’ — and Church’s — errors and contradictions By Jim Bertrand Pope Francis prays before the actual Shroud of Turin during a showing in Turin in 2015 Longtime Shroud of Turin researcher Joseph Marino has just released his latest book in which he has compiled the most comprehensive collection [...]

Abigail Shrier

Abigail Shrier A courageous writer in defense of young women everywhere Top Ten 2020 #10 She has dared to tell parents that “being a woman is a gift” In June of 2019, the congregation for Catholic Education released an instruction on “gender theory” for parents and teachers titled “Male and Female He Created Them.” [...]

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