Pope Francis

Opera Star From Moscow, Russia

#1 Svetlana Kasyan Opera Star from Moscow, Russia “Love and Art Should Reign Again” Thirty-five year old Russian opera star Svetlana Kasyan celebrated her birthday this year at the Vatican with Pope Francis. Kasyan was born and raised in Georgia, and now resides with her husband and young daughter in Moscow. As an opera singer, Kasyan [...]

The Austrian Who Tossed The Pachamama Images in The Tiber

#3 Alexander Tschugguel The Austrian who tossed the Pachamama images in the Tiber “I only had one reason to do it: to defend the glory of God” On October 4, 2019, during a ceremony at the Vatican Gardens, a group of people were filmed bowing down before two wooden statues representing Pachamama, the “Mother Earth” goddess of [...]

Bishop in China

#9 Vincent Guo Xijin Bishop in China  “I am ready to face the persecution” Until 2018, Bishop Guo was the ordinary of the Diocese of Mindong, located in the southern province of Fujian. However, with the signing of the “provisional agreement” between the Vatican and China in September of 2018,  which resulted in Pope Francis lifting [...]

Letter #1, 2020: The Controversy over the Book

"O Salutaris Hostia, Quae caeli pandis ostium!" ("O Saving Victim, opening wide The gate of heaven to man below!") —A hymn in praise of Jesus Christ, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas, writing in the 1200s. Aquinas says the work of Jesus Christ was, through his sacrificial death, to open the gates of Heaven (eternity) to man. [...]

Letter #54, 2019: Newman, Giani, Scalfari, Viganò

CNS photo/Paul Haring Sunday, October 13, 2019 Today is the 102nd anniversary of the mysterious "Miracle of the Sun" which occurred in and near Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, as a conclusion to the six apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children, Lucia, 10, Francisco, 9, and Jacinta, 7. So much is happening [...]

Letter #53, 2019: Viganò’s “Fraternal Correction”

CNS/Paul Haring Monday, October 7, 2019 “Silence leaves in error those who might have been instructed.”—Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, 78, citing St. Gregory the Great (Pope from 590 to 604). St Gregory's words are part of the Office of Readings for the Feast of St. Bruno. That feast fell on Sunday, October 6. Viganò entitled [...]

Letter #51, 2019: An Unusual Raid

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Today in Rome the Vatican Press Office started off the month of October 2019 by issuing a brief, somewhat mysterious notice regarding a police raid to acquire documents related to Vatican financial dealings. Here is that communiqué: Holy See Press Office Communiqué, 01.10.2019 (link) This morning activities were carried out to acquire [...]

Pope at Mass: promote a culture of hope by caring for young and old

CNS photo/Vatican Media Pope Francis urges us to care for the young and for the old, in families and in society at large. Speaking at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he says that to neglect children and the elderly because they are not productive is not a sign of God's presence. September 30, [...]

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