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  • Vatican considers making JPII a saint in 2015

    05/11/2012 6:18:19 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 11 May 2012 | Cathcon
    Polish newspaper reporting that JPII may be canonised at WJD in Krakow in 2015
  • Vatican Slams Pro-Abortion Supporters For Using “The Same Arguments As The Nazi’s Did To Promote

    05/08/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 5/8/12 | Zip
    Via Daily Mail: The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper has angered supporters of euthanasia and abortions by suggesting they apply the same justifications that were used by the Nazis to champion their murderous eugenics programme. The controversial claim that they believe in the survival of the fittest concept, was made in an article on the front page of today’s issue of L’Osservatore RomanO. It was published in response to the recent Italian translation of a 1920 book titled Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Living, by two German scholars, Karl Binding and Alfred Hoche. It is written by Lucetta Scaraffia, an...
  • Rorate Caeli: Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" [Catholic Caucus]

    04/30/2012 8:36:51 AM PDT · by sayuncledave · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | April 30, 2012 | Father Michel Simoulin
    Rome-SSPX: "We cannot be 88ers" From the May 2012 issue of Seignadou, the newsletter of the chaplaincy of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) for the schools of the Traditional Dominican Sisters of Fanjeaux (France) - chaplain, Father Michel Simoulin, SSPX: Following our Jubilee [pilgrimage] in the year 2000, Rome took the initiative of establishing new relations. Today, the same Cardinal, having become Pope, has told us that the Tridentine Mass has never been abrogated (July 7, 2007: "It is, therefore, permissible to celebrate the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal promulgated by...
  • The Vatican and the Sisters

    04/24/2012 8:22:47 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/23/2012 | George Weigel
    In Chariots of Fire, two of the elders of Cambridge University invite the young Jewish runner Harold Abrahams to a formal, black-tie luncheon, during which they try to dissuade the upstart undergraduate from using a professional trainer to prepare for the forthcoming Paris Olympics. Abrahams declines to follow Oxbridge athletic orthodoxy and leaves in something of a huff. The Master of Trinity (brilliantly played by John Gielgud) sighs and says to the Master of Caius, “Another God, another mountaintop.” It’s a scene worth keeping in mind when parsing the recent Vatican decision to take into a form of ecclesiastical receivership...
  • For the record - Latest Tornielli: "Fellay's response has arrived; it is positive"

    04/17/2012 10:01:38 PM PDT · by narses · 8 replies
    Just mentioned by Andrea Tornielli for La Stampa: Lefebvrists: the positive response has arrived 17.09.2012 (1900 GMT - 2100 Rome) The Superior of the Society of Saint Pius X has signed the doctrinal preamble proposed by the Holy See, even if with some slight modifications ANDREA TORNIELLI CITTŔ DEL VATICANO The response of the Society of Saint Pius X has arrived in the Vatican and it is positive: according to the informal information gathered by Vatican Insider, Bishop Bernard Fellay would have signed the doctrinal preamble that the Holy See had proposed last September as a condition to reach full...
  • Vatican, Bodleian Libraries to Digitize Ancient Texts


    04/19/2012 12:17:19 PM PDT · by null and void · 6 replies
    One of the Bodleian's newly digitized ancient texts is a manuscript from Venice dating from 1478. A collaboration between the Bodleian and the Vatican Libraries will bring ancient texts into the digital era. 1.5 million pages from both collections will be digitized and made publicly available. The Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) and the Bodleian Libraries will embark on a new collaborative digitization project with the aim of opening up repositories of ancient texts and making a selection of their remarkable treasures freely available online to researchers and the general public worldwide. The initiative has been made possible by a...
  • Oxford University, Vatican libraries to digitize works

    04/14/2012 5:52:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/11/2012 | Paul Casciato
    The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) said on Thursday they intended to digitize 1.5 million pages of ancient texts and make them freely available online. The libraries said the digitized collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books. The areas have been chosen for the strength of the collections in both libraries and their importance for scholarship in their respective fields... The initiative has been made possible by a 2 million pound ($3.17 million) award from the Polonsky Foundation. "The service...
  • THE FATHER'S WILL ! [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-31-12 | Jedediah
    My words are coming they are here for you now ! But will you stand behind my plow ? For the will of The Father is what I would have you do , I in Him and Me in you , There is no struggle for your desire is mine , To please The Father ALL the time \o/ , No rest is needed for I AM your Zeal ! The fullness of the Wheel within The Wheel , So come to The Father and use My eyes to view , My seven spirits that I have given to you...
  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    ‘Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb’ approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Is the Obama Admin Attacking the Church By Placing the Vatican on a Financial Crimes List?

    03/20/2012 10:13:16 AM PDT · by mgist · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/13/2012 | B Hallowell
    The Obama administrationÂ’s ongoing fight with the Catholic Church over religious freedom and the now-infamous contraceptive mandate hasnÂ’t shown any signs of simmering. But now, just weeks after the initial arguments reached a boiling point, a new development is causing some to wonder if the Obama administration is waging a full-scale assault on the religious institution. Why, you ask? For the first time, the Vatican has found itself on the U.S. State DepartmentÂ’s list of potential money-launderers. While this is potentially inflammatory on the surface, digging into the facts and details provides a more balanced scope through which to view...
  • Dutch Roman Catholic church 'castrated' boys in 1950s

    03/20/2012 8:18:05 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st March 2012 | BBC News
    'Up to 11 boys were castrated while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic church in the 1950s to rid them of homosexuality, a newspaper investigation has said. A young man was castrated in 1956 after telling police he was being abused by priests, the newspaper reported. The justice minister is investigating the role of the government at the time. Last year, an inquiry found thousands of children had been sexually abused in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945. Dutch MPs called for an inquiry after the report was published in the NRC Handelsblad newspaper at the weekend.'
  • Leading US Bank Closes Vatican Bank’s Account

    03/19/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    JP Morgan Chase, one of America’s leading banks, has closed down an account held by the Vatican bank at its Italian branch office in Milan. Neither the American bank nor the Vatican bank (formally known as the Institute for Religious Works, or IOR) offered any public comment on the move. But officials at JP Morgan Chase acknowledged that the IOR account was closed because of concerns about the possible use of the Vatican bank for money-laundering.
  • Communique of the Holy See Press Office : Meeting between the CDF and SSPX

    03/17/2012 7:02:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    DICI ^ | March 16, 2012
    During the meeting of 14 September 2011 between Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and president of the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei,’ and Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, the latter was presented with a Doctrinal Preamble, accompanied by a Preliminary Note, as a fundamental basis for achieving full reconciliation with the Apostolic See. This defined certain doctrinal principles and criteria for the interpretation Catholic doctrine, which are necessary to ensure faithfulness to the Church Magisterium and ‘sentire cum Ecclesia.’ “The response of the Society of St....
  • Hackers reportedly launch second attack on Vatican website

    03/13/2012 4:17:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | March 12, 2012
    Vatican City, Mar 12, 2012 / 04:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The loose-knit group of hackers known as Anonymous have reportedly launched a second attack on the Vatican website, after failing in its initial attempt to bring the site down on March 7.The latest attack on Monday has not yet been confirmed or denied by the Vatican. The vice director of the Holy See's Press Office, Father Ciro Benedettini, said the March 7 attack was not successful, as the hackers failed to post their distinctive logo on the Vatican website.On March 12, the hackers stated on their Italian blog that...
  • Vatican City could be hub for money laundering, says U.S. (The timing of this is rich)

    03/09/2012 11:16:40 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/09/2012 | Nick Pisa
    Drug enforcement chiefs have for the first time identified the Vatican as a possible centre for money laundering from criminal activity. The report by the American State Department's International Narcotics Control Strategy lists the Holy See as one of 68 countries including Yemen, Algeria and North Korea, describing it as a 'country of concern' for money laundering or other financial crimes. Officials said they had placed the Vatican on its watch list because of the 'huge amount of cash' that flows into the tiny city state and also because it was still unclear how effective anti money laundering legislation introduced...
  • U.S. adds Vatican to money-laundering 'conern' list

    03/09/2012 10:35:21 AM PST · by qaz123 · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08March2012 | Philip Pullella
    (Reuters) - The Vatican has for the first time appeared on the State Department's list of money-laundering centers but the tiny city-state is not rated as a high-risk country. The 2012 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report was made public on Wednesday and Washington's list of 190 countries classifies them in three categories: of primary concern, of concern and monitored. The Vatican is in the second category, grouped with 67 other nations including Poland, Egypt, Ireland, Hungary and Chile.
  • Vatican astronomer: Science one of the best ways to know God

    03/08/2012 2:04:14 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | March 8, 2012 | Hillary Senour
    Brother Guy Consolmagno with meteorites Denver, Colo., Mar 8, 2012 / 04:14 am (CNA).- The astronomer for the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., says that his study of the universe through science has helped him better understand the person of Christ. Despite people often having the “crazy idea” that science and religion conflict, science is “really one of our best principles for getting to know God,” he told CNA. Br. Consolmagno – who also serves as the Vatican's curator of meteorites – spoke on March 3 at the Living the Catholic Faith Conference in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colo.  During...
  • Vatican website succumbs to online attack

    03/08/2012 9:35:14 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cns ^ | March 7, 2012 | Francis X. Rocca
    A page from the Vatican website is seen in 2008 when the site, without fanfare, added a Latin section. (CNS photo) By Francis X. RoccaCatholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's official website suffered an attack by computer hackers March 7, cutting off access by users for several hours. Italian media outlets reported that the website, vatican.va, became unresponsive around mid-afternoon local time, just as several other websites carried messages taking credit for the disruption in the name of the hacking group Anonymous. Email to and from the vatican.va domain was reportedly also blocked for at least...
  • US tags Vatican as a money laundering concern

    03/07/2012 1:36:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is for the first time citing Vatican City as a potential hub for money laundering. The State Department's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released Wednesday identifies the Holy See as one of 68 countries or jurisdictions "of concern" for money laundering or other financial crimes.
  • Vatican website taken down by pro-abortion hackers

    03/07/2012 1:35:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    ROME, Italy, March 7, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hackers claiming ties to the high profile group Anonymous are taking credit after the Vatican website went down Wednesday, claiming they are going after the “corrupt” Catholic Church over the clergy sex abuse scandal as well as its stances against abortion and contraception. “Anonymous decided today to besiege your site in response to the doctrine, to the liturgies, to the absurd and anachronistic concepts that your for-profit organization spreads around the world,” the hackers wrote in Italian. “This attack is not against the Christian religion or the faithful around the world but against...