Monthly Archives: February 2014

New documentary, old problems for the Church of Rome?

Recently, I viewed the “Secrets of the Vatican” (2014), on PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/secrets-of-the-vatican/.  It is a new documentary that, according to its subtitle, is: “A report on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first pope to step down voluntarily in 600 … Continue reading

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New book, new problems for the Church of Rome?

An upcoming book by David Kertzer looks like it could be an interesting read. Vatican archives covering Pius XI’s papacy have been recently opened, allowing researchers like Kertzer to give a fuller look at Pius’s relationship with Italian dictator Benito … Continue reading

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Quebec voices

I met a man on Sunday who is from a small town, four hours northeast of Montreal, Quebec. He is a French Canadian and was raised Roman Catholic as has been the norm traditionally in Quebec and it was very interesting to … Continue reading

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United Nations blasts Vatican for decades of child abuse

The Church of Rome’s chickens seems to be coming home to roost, if you will, via the UN. The Associated Press very recently reported that a “UN human rights panel accused the Vatican of systematically protecting its reputation instead of … Continue reading

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