Monthly Archives: October 2012

No papal pardon soon for ex butler, Vatican indicates

  The Vatican on Thursday moved Pope Benedict’s former butler, who admitted leaking sensitive documents, from house arrest to a cell in the city-state’s police station and indicated he would not be getting a papal pardon anytime soon. In a … Continue reading

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Who, what, why: What’s it like to be a prisoner of the Vatican?

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict’s former butler, has begun an 18-month prison sentence inside the Vatican walls, after being found guilty by a Vatican City court of stealing sensitive documents from the Pope’s desk. What will life be like for the only prisoner … Continue reading

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“Dear priests, the sacraments are not for sale”

FILIPPINO PRIESTS Taken from Vatican Insider The vice president of the Philippine bishops’ Conference has written a letter criticising the trend of confessions and blessings being given in exchange for money MAURO PIANTA ROME“My dear brother priests, the sacraments are … Continue reading

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As Catholics Do We Have Different Rules For Different Persons?

I received an e mail forward regarding the Kandivli Church issue and that set me thinking about the different rules for different people. It is said Charity begins at home. What about the sale of land by the church belonging to … Continue reading

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Benedict XIV’s Reasons for Condemning Freemasonry

In the mid 18th century rumors were circulating in French circles that the Pope was about to revoke Clement XII’s Bull In Eminenti Apostolatusagainst freemasonry. To squelch those rumors, Benedict XIV issued the BullProvidas Romanorum Pontificum in May 1751. It reiterated the … Continue reading

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Progressivism in the Church

  Progressivism in the Church Church Revolution in Pictures Photo of the Week Methodist woman ‘bishop’ invited to the 2012 Synod Above first row right you see Methodist “bishop” Sarah Frances Davies, present at the Catholic Synod of Bishops in the … Continue reading

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Nigeria: a suicide bomber drove a jeep full of explosives into a Catholic church

NIGERIAI During morning mass in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing at least eight people, wounding more than 100 and triggering reprisal attacks that killed at least two more VATICAN INSIDER STAFF ROMAThere was no claim of responsibility but Islamist sect … Continue reading

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