Tag Archives: Vatican

A New Bishop in Chicago, the Tribune Gushes.

The Chicago Tribune has lately been full of the news that there will be a new Roman Catholic bishop of Chicago , (and a major new player in the city’s power structure?) The Tribune reported on September 20th that: The Vatican on … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’s stand on organized crime long overdue.

So the Pope has recently discovered that the mafia are evil. The Guardian reported last week that Pope Francis has taken on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling the Ndrangheta crime group an example of “the adoration … Continue reading

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Canada treading into dangerous theocratic waters?

Is Canada a theocracy? No? But if it’s not right now, could it be heading that way? Did you answer ‘No’? Well maybe we shouldn’t be so sure about that. I was recently stunned to read that the Canadian House … Continue reading

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New Pope Francis documentary

I watched 60 Minutes on April 13th, and their piece “Francis.” I was amazed by how positive, rah-rah-rah it was, how much this CBS show appeared to have been produced from an awe-struck fan’s point of view, rather than from the … Continue reading

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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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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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God’s Banker

No big surprise, the Vatican scandals continue. The Telegraph reported on another a couple of days ago under the headline, “Prosecutors investigate Vatican Bank mafia link” The Telegraph stated that “Anti Mafia prosecutors have asked the secretive Vatican Bank to … Continue reading

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