Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vatican’s Illegal Downloads Include ‘Lesbian Hair Salon’

Computer users in the Vatican apparently have an illegal taste for the German heavy metal band Scorpions, the coming-of-age dance film “Billy Elliot,” the television comedy series “Camp”—as well as more, ahem, adult content—according to information from Netherlands-based company TorrentFreak. … Continue reading

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Pope misses huge opportunity to make Diarmuid Martin a cardinal

Pope Francis missed a remarkable opportunity to establish his popularity with the Irish faithful by refusing a red hat to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Francis announced 19 new cardinals, but Martin was not among them. Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, was one … Continue reading

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Chalice sold by church for £1.3 million and the Thane Antique Church

Read the article below and you will know the value of a 400 year old chalice. In Vasai we had a 400 year old altar which would have been sold had it not been for a journalist who exposed the … Continue reading

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Welby: Good vicars mean growth

WHERE a good parish priest is present, churches grow, the Archbishop of Canterbury suggested this week. In an interview on the BBC’s Today programme on Tuesday, the Most Revd Justin Welby suggested that he was “extremely hopeful” about the future … Continue reading

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Archbishop Müller affirms doctrine, pastoral care for divorced

In a recent interview with Corriere della Sera, the Vatican’s head official on doctrinal matters discussed the importance of personal pastoral care for divorced re-married persons, while adhering to Church teaching. “We must try a combination of general principles and … Continue reading

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Pope calls for updated rules on ties between bishops, religious orders

  During a November 29 session with leaders of religious orders, Pope Francis called upon men and women religious to “wake up the world,” and said that existing Church rules governing the relations between bishops and religious orders are outdated.  … Continue reading

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Pope warns of future Roman Catholic priests becoming ‘little monsters’ if not properly trained

Pope Francis has said men studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood should be properly trained or the Church could risk “creating little monsters” more concerned with their careers than serving people. In comments made in November but only published on … Continue reading

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