Vatican

June 18, 2014

11 Things You Won’t Believe Can Fit Inside St. Peter’s Basilica

  Next Saturday (June 29) will mark the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. As the universal Church prepares to honor two of her greatest saints, […]
August 14, 2014

People Are Dying for Christ — Go to Mass on Friday

Friday, Aug. 15, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Unless it falls on a Saturday or a Monday, it’s a Holy […]
September 22, 2014

Inside the Vatican Secret Archives

Via Crux, very cool photos of some of the incredible treasures from the Vatican archives. The selection of photos includes Galileo’s signature from his trial, letters […]
October 7, 2014

Synod on the Family Debates Correct Pronunciation of “Synod”

In a somewhat strange development, discussions at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family have stalled due to the sudden emergence of a fierce debate among the […]
October 15, 2014

What the Synod Relatio Didn’t Say (And How It Didn’t Say It)

Once again, the Vatican has tripped over the English language and landed in a heap of trouble. Late in 2013, I posted a pair of articles […]
October 17, 2014

Who is Trying to Rig Synod14?

I ask the question in my headline because of reports like this from Edward Pentin in the National  Catholic  Register: “More and more there is talk […]
October 18, 2014

At Synod14, the Pope Has the Last Word

      The just-concluded Synod on the Family at the Vatican has proven to be as contentious and fraught with drama as any large family […]