Vatican News

Ratzinger a barking ideologue – no way
Bishop Barron takes apart 'The Two Popes'

The new and much-ballyhooed Netflix film The Two Popes should, by rights, be called The One Pope, for it presents a fairly nuanced, textured, and sympathetic portrait of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and a complete caricature of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope

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Ratzinger a barking ideologue – no way
Bishop Barron takes apart 'The Two Popes'
2020-01-31T14:28:53-08:00

Father Fessio’s EWTN interview on ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’
Addresses issue of whether book is anti-Pope Francis

Father Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press, who is the publisher of the English-language version of From the Depths of Our Hearts by Cardinal Robert Sarah and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, gave an interview to EWTN on

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Father Fessio’s EWTN interview on ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’
Addresses issue of whether book is anti-Pope Francis
2020-01-19T09:29:32-08:00

Weigel cuts through the Martini curve
Those churches trying desperately to catch up are collapsing

Pope Francis concluded his pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia by invoking the memory of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, SJ, who died in September 2012. The Holy Father recalled that, “in his last interview, a few

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Weigel cuts through the Martini curve
Those churches trying desperately to catch up are collapsing
2020-01-12T05:41:29-08:00

“Christendom no longer exists!”
Pope Francis warns against rigidity as Church undergoes a period of epochal change

In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis advised the Vatican civil service not to allow “rigidity” to get in the way of “epochal change.”

In his Dec. 21 address to the Curia, the

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“Christendom no longer exists!”
Pope Francis warns against rigidity as Church undergoes a period of epochal change
2019-12-26T10:17:59-08:00

Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil

The Vatican’s Amazon Synod is done. But its mischief lives on in the ideological distortions of its final document, “Amazonia: New Ways For The Church And For A Holistic Ecology.” The crudity of its j’accuse against the developed world disfigures

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Amazon Synod attacks fossil fuels, plastics, Western eating habits
Vatican veers near enthusiasm for blood and soil
2019-12-13T15:21:27-08:00

Pope Benedict XVI “the deepest thinker”
So says filmmaker Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, the well-known film director and film legend [Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982)], praised Benedict XVI in a December 7 interview with German newspaper Die Welt. Asked if

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Pope Benedict XVI “the deepest thinker”
So says filmmaker Werner Herzog
2019-12-11T10:28:15-08:00

Peter’s Pence money ends up behind Elton John biopic
What were Vatican officials thinking?

A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion dollars. The fund is

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Peter’s Pence money ends up behind Elton John biopic
What were Vatican officials thinking?
2019-12-09T13:16:41-08:00