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  • Trump And Melania Hold Hands In Sistine Chapel, Observe 'Last Judgement'

    05/24/2017 11:17:18 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/24/2017 | jenna amatulli
    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Rome, Italy as their third stop in their first international trip as POTUS and FLOTUS. After an early morning meeting with Pope Francis, On Wednesday, the pair was photographed in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • A hidden surprise in the heart of the Sistine Chapel

    05/25/2016 3:55:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Aletelial ^ | March 20, 2016 | Leigh Anderson
    How much do you know about the Sistine Chapel? Did you know, for example, that it began as a private chapel for Church elites—the “ultimate ecclesiastical man cave”? The Chapel, which attracts 5 million visitors per year, isn’t just an obligatory stop on an art history tour of Italy, it is a living history of the Church and its influences—influences that range from global, geopolitical change to petty personal feuds. This TED talk, by art historian Elizabeth Lev, outlines the evolution of the Chapel in three stages. The full talk, which Lev delivered in Geneva last December, is well...
  • Malkin: Holy Hypocrisy and Hot Air

    06/23/2015 2:11:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Unlike Pope Francis, I believe that air-conditioning and the capitalists responsible for the technology are blessings to the world. Perhaps the head of the Catholic Church, who condemned "the increasing use and power of air-conditioning" last week in a market-bashing encyclical, is unaware of the pioneering private company that has donated its time, energy and innovative heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment to the Vatican's most famous edifice for more than a decade. That's right. While the pontiff sanctimoniously attacks "those who are obsessed with maximizing profits," Carrier Corporation — a $13 billion for-profit company with 43,000 employees worldwide (now a...
  • Let there be light: Sistine Chapel gets LED makeover

    11/03/2014 6:10:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Visitors to the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel will now be able to see its world-famous frescos in a new light – 7,000 new LED lights to be exact. ... “This type of LED lighting guarantees a homogeneous lighting, which is very precise and allows us to understand the Sistine Chapel as a whole and each fresco individually, in minute detail,” says the Director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci. The non-intrusive, energy-saving bulbs have been concealed along the edges of the ledge which runs around the chapel. Positioned to match the frescoes’ pigments, they can be adjusted to different levels. “This...
  • For first time, Sistine Chapel to be rented out for corporate event

    10/17/2014 1:11:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 158 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 16, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    >Details: Pope Francis has for the first time allowed the Sistine Chapel to be rented out for a private corporate event, with the proceeds to go to charities working with the poor and homeless. The concert, to be performed amid the splendour of Michelangelo’s frescoes on Saturday, will be attended by a select group of about 40 high-paying tourists who have signed up to an exclusive tour of Italy organised by Porsche. But as the unprecedented deal was announced, the Vatican announced that it would limit the number of visitors allowed inside the chapel to the current total of six...
  • Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel

    05/20/2013 9:24:41 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    Vatican ^ | 5/20/13 | Vatican
    Pretty cool if you've never been then. If you have a wheel on your mouse it zooms it in or out. Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel
  • The schedule for the conclave (with U.S. times)

    03/11/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 10, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Vatican firefighters secure a smokestack on the roof of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican March 9. Smoke coming from the chimney will be the only sign to the world of how things are progressing inside the chapel during the conclave. White smoke signals that the cardinal electors have elected a new pope. Black smoke indicates voting has been not been conclusive. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Yesterday Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, SJ released a schedule for the sessions of the conclave to elect a new pope, set to begin Tuesday, March 12, including a time-table for when the “fumata” (the...
  • Chimney raised on Sistine Chapel as conclave nears

    03/09/2013 11:19:47 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | March 9, 2013
    Firefighters, right, place the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope, at the Vatican, Saturday, March 9, 2013. VATICAN CITY: Vatican workers hoisted a chimney onto the roof of the on Saturday in readiness for the conclave of Roman Catholic cardinals that will elect a successor to Pope Benedict. The conclave begins on Tuesday, with the sequestered cardinals using the chimney to tell the outside world whether or not they have chosen a new leader - black smoke signifying no decision and white smoke announcing a new pontiff. The rust-coloured...
  • Letter #33: Sistine Chapel Closed (approx 5 days for workers to prepare for conclave)

    03/06/2013 7:01:06 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Moynihan Report ^ | March 5, 2013 | Robert Moynihan, PhD.
    Sistine Chapel Closed to PublicSections of the Vatican Museums were closed today at 1 p.m. Rome time, about 60 minutes ago, to begin to prepare the Sistine Chapel for the upcoming papal conclave.In 2005, it took seven days to prepare the Chapel for the Conclave after it was closed.By this measure, the Sistine Chapel should be ready for the Conclave on March 12.However, the cardinals must vote to move the Conclave up from the March 15-20 time-frame foreseen by the regulations currently in effect. Such a vote would require the presence of all 115 voting cardinals.In meetings this morning, there...
  • Sistine Chapel at 500 Years: Threatened by Tourism

    11/03/2012 5:01:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Michelangelo's Sistine chapel frescoes are threatened by the effects of too many visitors, experts have warned on Wednesday, as the masterly painted ceiling celebrated its 500th anniversary... Many visitors just stare, tranfixed, at one of the most notable artwork ever created. Indeed, Pope Julius II and 17 cardinals reacted in the same way when the vaulted ceiling was revealed in all its blue glory on the Eve of All Saints, 31 October, 1512, during a vesper Mass. But others are "drunken tourist herds" disrespectful of the unique setting they are visiting, according to leading literary critic Pietro Citati. The "herds"...
  • A Virtual Tour of the Sistine Chapel

    12/19/2010 6:30:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Click on this link for a 360 degree view of the Sistine Chapel. Hit the zoom button for a close-up view of the artwork on the ceiling and walls of the chapel. Better than being there.
  • Two halves of a whole: Raphael's designs, tapestries reunite

    07/16/2010 3:41:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cns ^ | July 16, 2010 | Carol Glatz
    People view one of Raphael's tapestries hanging from a wall of the Sistine Chapel July 14. (CNS photo) By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Like long-lost twins, two halves of an artistic masterpiece conceived by the Renaissance master Raphael will be reunited for the first time. The Vatican Museums and London's Victoria and Albert Museum will exhibit side-by-side some of Raphael's enormous tapestries for the Sistine Chapel and his preparatory paintings. The joint initiative is meant to coincide with Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to the United Kingdom in September. Since the Renaissance, "the cartoons and...

    04/17/2010 6:28:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 996+ views
    Vatican.VA ^ | 1508-1512 | Michelangelo
  • The Sistine Chapel Amazing

    This is the most amazing virtual tour inside the Sistine won't believe what you are able to see. Like standing inside it in person. Most amazing and gorgeous. I would have never been able to see this in my lifetime.
  • Vatican Museums shows art works inspired by vision of Apocalypse

    10/20/2007 3:53:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 155+ views
    CNS ^ | October 19, 2007 | John Thavis
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- In an unusual exhibit, the Vatican Museums has assembled 100 art works inspired by the New Testament vision of the Apocalypse. While the paintings, statues and engravings depict some catastrophic scenes, the emphasis is on hope and the victory of good over evil. In that sense, the exhibit takes a page from Pope Benedict XVI's audience talks last year, in which he said the Book of Revelation -- also known as the Apocalypse -- should not be read as a frightening warning of imminent destruction, but as an encouraging Christian vision. The images unveiled at the...
  • Michelangelo Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Contain Divinely-Encoded Images of the Shroud of Turin

    09/13/2007 9:14:42 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 35 replies · 918+ views
    Christian News Wire ^ | Sept. 13, 2007
    RALEIGH, Nc., Sept. 13 - A new discovery reveals a "mystery" never before seen. Investigative researcher Philip E. Dayvault, of Raleigh, NC, found in 2003 that the famed Sistine Chapel Ceiling fresco, painted by Michelangelo in 1512 and located at the Vatican in Rome, Italy, is also painted in allegory. Although the central panels of the Ceiling, or "historicals", are illustrated for literal interpretation, they also contain unique symbolic expression. Once decoded, Dayvault discovered that this expression graphically depicts the Shroud of Turin, in full and complete order. The Shroud of Turin is the traditional burial cloth of Jesus Christ....
  • Pope's Homily on Day of Baptisms in Sistine Chapel ("No! to Culture of Death")

    01/17/2006 4:53:34 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies · 295+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | January 17, 2006
    VATICAN CITY, JAN. 17, 2006 ( Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI delivered without notes on Jan. 8, feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the day he baptized 10 infants in the Sistine Chapel. * * * Mass in the Sistine Chapel and Baptisms Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI Dear Parents and Godparents, Dear Brothers and Sisters, What happens in baptism? What do we hope for from baptism? You have given a response on the threshold of this chapel: We hope for eternal life for our children. This is the purpose of baptism. But how...
  • Condom key chains in US spark religious furor

    01/14/2006 8:18:23 AM PST · by AlaninSA · 25 replies · 264+ views
    Voice of the Dakotas ^ | 1/13/06 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON - A Connecticut abortion rights group has angered some conservative Christian groups by selling condom key chains that include an image of Michelangelo‘s Sistine Chapel with God handing Adam a condom. "It‘s an example of depraved morals and contempt for the sensibility of Catholics everywhere," said C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. The $3 key chains sold by Planned Parenthood of Connecticut on its Web site come in 28 designs including an image of a U.S. flag with the stars replaced with the words "Wear with Pride" and a Statue of Liberty holding a condom instead...
  • Pope attacks "culture of death" at first baptisms (lots of pictures)

    01/08/2006 6:51:10 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 8, 2006 | Crispian Balmer
    Pope Benedict performed the first baptisms of his pontificate on Sunday, using the occasion to launch an impassioned denunciation of irresponsible sex and a "culture of death" that he said pervaded the modern world.Pope Benedict, abandoning his prepared sermon, compared the wild excesses of the ancient Roman empire to 21st century society and urged people to rediscover their faith."In our times we need to say 'no' to the largely dominant culture of death," Benedict said during his improvised homily in the frescoed Sistine Chapel where he was elected Pope last April."(There is) an anti-culture demonstrated by the flight to drugs,...
  • Musical Creativity Nourished by Christian Roots of Europe

    10/21/2005 6:31:01 AM PDT · by ELS · 23 replies · 434+ views
    VIS (via e-mail; not posted yet to Web site) ^ | October 21, 2005 | Vatican Information Service
    VATICAN CITY, OCT 21, 2005 (VIS) - Following a concert given in his honor, which was held yesterday evening in the Vatican, Benedict XVI thanked the conductor of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the choir of Ratisbone Cathedral and of the Athestis Chorus. The Holy Father said he felt proud that for thirty years the choir of Ratisbone Cathedral "was led with passion by my brother Georg," adding that "now, under Roland Buchner, it is still in excellent hands." With reference to the music he had heard and to its composers - from Palestrina to Richard Wagner, from...