Vatican Corner 03-10-2019

When the world’s bishops get together for meetings now-adays, they no longer communicate with each other using just one common language – Latin, as they once did. Back in the early 1960s Latin was the primary language they knew and used together. However, even in those days when the use of...

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Vatican Corner 03-03-2019

For four days – Feb. 23-26, 2019, the world’s top bishops gathered at the Vatican for the special meeting called by Pope Francis about clerical sexual abuse and child protection. Pope Francis presided over the meeting and every day the participants listened to the brutal video testimony of...

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Vatican Corner 02-24-19

The Vatican announced on February 16, 2019 the conviction of the 88 year old ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick on the charges of sexual abuse of minors and adults – aggravated by the abuse of power – and solicitation in the confessional. The penalty imposed, the most serious one possible, laicization...

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Vatican Corner 02-10-2019

Rome ’ s former symphony hall, the 1,300 seat – Auditorium della Conciliazione, located close to the Vatican just off St. Peter ’ s Square, has been presenting two shows a day since March 15, 2018 of a “ fully – immersive, live multimedia production entitled “ Universal Judgment:...

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Vatican Corner 02-03-19

Continued … The goal of World Youth Day is to inspire young people with the message of Jesus Christ. It has been celebrated every year since 1986, beginning when Pope John Paul II decided to share a special Palm Sunday gathering with Catholic young people. Every few years now the celebration goes...

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Vatican Corner 01-27-19

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place for the purpose of worship and/or to ask for heavenly aid. The journey involves leaving behind the comforts of home and frequently includes sacrifice, self-denial, hunger, long walks, pain, exhaustion, extreme weather, and crowds among the ordeals...

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