Vatican Corner 09-25-18

(... continued) It is said that one of the most alarming aspects of Archbishop Viganó ’ s 11 page attack letter is the picture it paints of the misgoverning and even sabotage that has taken place by successive Vatican secretaries of state. They are described as doing their duties, or not, depending on if it benefited their interest and the interests of...

Vatican Corner 09-16-18

... continued The motivation for retired Archbishop Viganó’s dramatic lefter of attack on Pope Francis may also have to do with the set of people the Pope has promoted in the Church. They included Bishop McElroy of San Diego, Cardinal Cupich of Chicago, Cardinal Wuerl of Washington D.C. and Cardinal Tobin of Newark, men of whom Viganó apparently strongly...

Vatican Corner 09-09-18

On Sunday August 26, 2018 an eleven page letter written by retired Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, now 77 - a lifetime Vatican “ insider ”, was published which made serious accusations against Pope Francis but offered no evidence. In the letter he accused Francis of covering up the sexual abuse charges against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former...

Vatican Corner 09-02-18

On Tuesday August 14, 2018 a shocking 1,300 page report from a Pennsylvania grand jury was released that described alleged child and young - adult sexual abuse of more than 1,000 victims by 301 Catholic priests, brothers, deacons and seminarians, over a 70 year period. The report also describes the cover up by bishops and other Church leaders that...

Vatican Corner 08-26-18

An antipope, by definition is a person who is opposed to the legitimately elected Pope and makes a significant competing claim to be the Pope. At various times between the 3rd and mid 15th centuries, antipopes were supported by a substantial number of cardinals and non - religious monarchs. About forty men hold the dubious distinction of being antipopes....

Vatican Corner 7-10-16

VATICAN CORNER Why is there a four thousand year old Egyptian obelisk in the center of St. Peter’s Square? An obelisk is a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument made from a single stone with a pyramid-like shape at the top. There are 28 obelisks still standing...

Vatican Corner 7-3-16

VATICAN CORNER … continued Mrs. Audrey Toguchi’s recovery from cancer was found by the Vatican’s medical investigation to be quick, complete, lasting and inexplicable. Miracle tribunals are perhaps the only form of investigation whose goal is to end with no...

Vatican Corner 6-26-16

VATICAN CORNER …continued Mrs. Audrey Toguchi, afflicted with cancer, began praying for a miracle from the late Father Damien, the “the self-exiled priest” who tended to his flock of lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Audrey spoke to her longtime friend and...

Vatican Corner 6-19-16

VATICAN CORNER According to Catholic doctrine, God is the ultimate source of all miracles, but in heaven, someone who lived a heroically virtuous life and is a prospective saint may be able to intercede (plead) with God and have miracles delivered. Two miracles are...

Vatican Corner 6-12-16

VATICAN CORNER Since 2013, Pope Francis has preferred to spend his summers in the same Vatican hotel where he lives the rest of the year and not to vacation at the traditional papal retreat that has been used for centuries - Castel Gandolfo, a lakeside palace and town...

Vatican Corner 6-5-16

VATICAN CORNER The late Pope John Paul II in March 2000 celebrated the new millennium by visiting 15 Holy Land sites. One site: Wadi al Kharrar, or Valley of the Trickling Water, in Jordan on the East side of the Jordan River, was said to be the place where John the...

Vatican Corner 5-29-16

VATICAN CORNER On May 12, 2016 Pope Francis led an in-depth discussion with the women leaders of 900 female religious orders and congrega!ons. The subject of the discussion was the role of women in the Church. Those woman leaders form part of the interna!onal Union of...

Vatican Corner 5-22-16

VATICAN CORNER News broke on April 20, 2016 that the Vatican has suspended the 3 million dollar contract it made with the global accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who were hired in December, 2015 to perform an audit of all the Vatican’s finances. The Vatican...

Vatican Corner 5-15-16

VATICAN CORNER On Wednesday April 6, 2016, at his general audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis met and blessed Lizzy Myers a five year old girl from Bellville, Ohio who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome Type II, which causes the gradual...

Vatican Corner 5-8-16

VATICAN CORNER On April 16, 2016 Pope Francis made a lighting trip to the Greek island of Lesbos, spending 6 hours there to draw international attention to the plight of those fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea to escape conflict and persecution in their home...

Vatican Corner 5-1-16

VATICAN CORNER …continued Due to the high-profile of Mother Teresa’s work in India and internationally, her cause for sainthood has been well-funded. In her own lifetime, and still today, she is one of the most famous people in the world. She was affectionately known...

Vatican Corner 4-24-16

VATICAN CORNER Pope Francis has approved the second miracle attributed to the intercession of the blessed Mother Teresa, recognizing her miraculous cure of a Brazilian man with multiple tumors. The man’s parish priest had prayed to the Blessed Mother for a cure. After...

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