Vatican

February 12, 2014

The Pope’s Harley-Davidson Sold For How Much?!

Wow. We already knew that Pope Francis would be auctioning off the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide that had been donated to him, and that the proceeds […]
February 24, 2014

Vatican II: A Great Gift to the Church

  I’m not a Vatican II scholar (I know, you’re shocked) but I’ve always had the notion that the Second Vatican Council was, all in all, […]
February 26, 2014

Curial Commencement Day: Pope Francis Summons Cardinal Pell to Cut Off the Free Money

Two days ago, Pope Francis made the extraordinary announcement that he was creating an entirely new office in the Vatican: the Secretariat for the Economy. It’s […]
April 9, 2014

10 Things I Did Differently This Week Because John Paul II Existed

The saints who will be canonized on April 27 changed Catholics’ lives dramatically – Pope John XXIII by opening the Second Vatican Council, and Pope John […]
April 11, 2014

Popes Clearly Say Who Can and Can’t Receive Communion

Reading the comments to John’s excellent post about Bishop Paprocki, I sense a kind of amnesia. So, for the record: There is already lots of clarity about […]
April 24, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the […]
April 25, 2014

Pope Francis: Say What?

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds on the inter-webs that Pope Francis had counselled an Argentine woman who had married a divorcee to go […]
May 9, 2014

Pope Francis to United Nations Officials: Full Text

{Ed. Note: We present here the full text of the address by Pope Francis to executives from the United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes.} Ladies and […]
May 17, 2014

US Embassy to Vatican: Celebrate LGBT Day With Us!

Our embassy to the Holy See was established to promote goodwill between the United States and the Vatican. Under the Obama administration, however, it has at […]