Vatican Corner 07-22-18

Three dimensional (3D) printing is a manufacturing process using digital data and a printing machine to build up material layer by layer to create tangible objects. Plastics, carbon - fibers, metals, and food are some of the materials being used today in these printers. Such items as artificial limbs, jewelry, high performance auto parts, unmanned...

Vatican Corner 07-15-18

A project of the Jesuit - run global prayer network Apostleship of Prayer is the monthly “ Pope Video ” initiative. In his prayer video of July 3, 2018, Pope Francis asked Catholics to dedicate the month of July to giving a spiritual gift to their pastors by praying for them, especially for those priests that are tired and lonely. The video shows priests...

Vatican Corner 07-01-18

A gathering of gentlemen wearing scarlet trimmed black cassocks in the streets of Rome next to the Vatican is a rare site, especially since cardinals tend to stay in their apartments, offices, and vehicles. But in May, 2018 cardinals seemed to be all around, standing in the streets, checking their cellphones, sittig on parked mopeds, petting dogs, and...

Vatican Corner 06-24-18

On June 29, 2018, Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals and as before, they come from all over the world, including, this time, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, and Poland. Every year, Francis has been selecting new cardinals and many have come from the outskirts and from the often overlooked dioceses, and sometimes from where...

Vatican Corner 06-17-18

On June 11, 2018, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros Madrid from his post as the head of the diocese of Osomo, Chile. Francis also accepted the resignations of two other Chilean bishops who had reached the normal retirement age of 70. Those three bishops were among the 34 who had offered their...

Vatican Corner 11-29-14

In Early October 2014, Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the Papal Almoner, the head of the department that distributes charity on behalf of the Pope, was talking to Franco a homeless man from Sardinia and found out that it was his 50th birthday. The man had been living on...

Vatican Corner 11-23-14

Vatican Corner Practically every continent has some version of           Thanksgiving, from Africa's Kwanzaa, India's Pongal to China's August Moon Festival. Each of these cultures     celebrates the end of the harvest with a shared feast of the bounty. In Italy many...

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