August September 2012

A Bed and Breakfast and a Restaurant in Ladispoli, near Rome

Essential information: Bed & Breakfast La Stazione Via dei Campi Fioriti 30 00055 Ladispoli Rome Cell phone numbers: +39 392 1082601 +39 392 1838348 Fax +39 06 23 31 63 92 Website: Approximate prices per night for room and breakfast. For further information, contact the Bed & Breakfast. Single: 40 Euro ($50) Double: 55 Euro [...]

The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration (1516-1520) by Raphael, Pinacoteca Vatican of the Vatican Museums, Vatican City Our divine Redeemer, in Galilee the summer before His sacred Passion, took with Him Saint Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, Saint James and Saint John, and led them to the heights of a solitary mountain. Tradition assures us that [...]

Vatican Watch

By Micaela Biferali with CNS reports and Grzegorz Galazka photos Tuesday 22 FIRST CLERICAL SEX ABUSE NORMS PUBLISHED The Italian bishops’ conference released its first ever set of guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse, urging bishops to cooperate with civil authorities, but also making it clear that bishops in Italy have no legal obligation [...]

“Submission, Not Power, Raises People Up to God”

This unusual photo of a crowded Paul VI Audience Hall inside Vatican City was taken by our photographer, Grzegorz Galazka, during Pope Benedict XVI’s general audience on Wednesday, June 27, from a window in the side wall of the hall   VATICAN CITY — Christians find fulfilment not by using power or force to [...]

Quilling: Devotional Creations from Cloistered Orders

A photograph by Nan Goldin of paperoles in a private collection in Turin. The super-elegant Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of the FIAT Motor Company, Giovanni Agnelli (1921-2003), better known as “Gianni,” and his widow Marella, were avid art patrons and collectors. He bequeathed their extraordinary collection of paintings to his birthplace, which is [...]

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Key Collaborator of the Pope

An interview with Cardinal Marc Ouellet on the second anniversary of his appointment as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano) I once asked the late Cardinal Andrzej-Maria Deskur whether he expected the election of a non-Italian cardinal after Paul VI’s death. Much to my surprise, he resolutely replied: “Not only did [...]

President Obama vs. the Catholic Church

An analysis of why US President Barack Obama chose to challenge the power of the Catholic Church during this election year The Rev. Rob Schenck of the National Clergy Council, Father Peter West, vice president for missions of Human Life International, and Gary G. Dull, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania, pray as [...]

The True Image Polar Star of the New Evangelization

Facebook of heaven for the Word that became flesh. A new Mount Tabor for a divided Christianity. Reference point of return for the formerly Christian nations: the human face of God “Truth is a person“ – Nicolàs Gómez Dávila By Paul Badde The “true image” in Frankfurt Cathedral. In October 2011, at the baptism [...]

Holy Face of Manoppello: Paul Badde’s Two New Books

Reviewed by Paul MacLeod THE FACE OF GODBy Paul BaddeIgnatius Press, 2010, 378 pp. ISBN: 978-1-58617-515-3 The German theologian Klaus Berger, a friend of the Pope, has said of the historian and journalist, Paul Badde: “Nobody has ever dared to go deeper into the Holy Sepulcher than Paul Badde.” Badde’s research over a number [...]

Holy See and Finland: 70 Years of Diplomatic Relations

In 1942, diplomatic relations between Finland and the Holy See were established, during the papacy of Pius XII, who supported Finland, attacked by Hitler’s Germany A Catholic Mass in the early afternoon at the Finnish national chapel in the stately Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that the Holy [...]

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