Food for thought – Hotel Michelangelo

Hotel Michelangelo Built in 1959 for the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, 4-star Hotel Michelangelo (Via della Stazione di San Pietro 14), like “La Vittoria” and “Il Cantico” (reviewed in the previous two issues of Inside the Vatican) is on the Trastevere side of St. Peter’s Square, directly across the wide street, Via [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:20:51+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Food|Tags: |

A unique exhibition

On until April 27 in the Neoclassical, chandeliered Sala Bianca (White Hall) of the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace, where fashion shows are usually held, is a first-of-its kind exhibition, “Una volta nella vita: Tesori dagli archivi e dalle biblioteche di Firenze” (“Once in a Lifetime: Treasures from the Archives and Libraries in Florence”). Its [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:18:03+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Art|Tags: |

Pope John XXIII – Reflections 50 years later

Loris Cardinal Capovilla says: "Precisely because Pope John XXIII was a great conservative, he was able to bring the world a message of love, of hope and of faith". On September 3, 2000, Pope John Paul II declared Pope John XXIII, who reigned from 1958-1963, “Blessed” after the approval of a miracle which had [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:16:52+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: People|Tags: |

John Paul II and his saints

Some of the many saints canonized by Pope John Paul II. He was convinced that the Church needed models of sanctity. Now he himself will be one of those models and intercessors. In the days before the canonizations of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II, Rome hotels were reporting they are almost fully [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:15:32+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Dossier|Tags: |

Saints of God, defenders of men

The two saints to be canonized on April 27, both Popes, had much in common. Both were committed to the Second Vatican Council, and both defended the dignity of the human person. The two holy pontiffs whom the Church canonizes this month, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, were very different men. They proceeded [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:14:49+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Cardinal Carlo Caffara offers strong critique to Cardinal Kasper's proposal

“Compromise Would Be Unworthy of the Lord”  Cardinal Carlo Caffara One of the first major critiques of Cardinal Kasper’s proposal came from Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, Archbishop of Bologna. Here are key excerpts from a March 15 talk with Caffarra.  Here are excerpts from a March 15 interview granted by the Cardinal Arch­bishop of Bologna, [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:13:33+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Dossier|Tags: |

A majority of the Cardinals opposes Kasper

In the February 20-21 consistory, which focused on Kasper’s proposal to seek a pastoral solution to allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion, a majority of the cardinals opposed the “Kasper Thesis,” Italian Vaticanist Marco Tosatti has reported.  Pope John Paul II during one of his many journeys to Africa. Pope Francis on [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:12:13+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Dossier|Tags: |

Cardinal Kasper's Proposal

Here below, key excerpts from Cardinal Kasper’s controversial February 20 keynote address to the cardinals on admitting divorced and remarried people to Communion.  • It is not enough to consider the problem only from the point of view and from the perspective of the Church as a sacramental institution. We need a paradigm change and we [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:11:56+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Dossier|Tags: |
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