Monthly Archives: March 2009

Vatican to boycott — or not?

ROME  — That is the question vexing many Hollywood film reporters these days: What will the Vatican do now that the prequel to the controversial “The Da Vinci Code” is set to hit theaters next month? Headlines here and there have been claiming … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput Pew transcript now available

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Denver was in Washington on March 17 where he was the principal guest at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion in Public Life. The event was one of an occasional series the center holds in which … Continue reading

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Apostolic visitation for Legionaries of Christ

Pope Benedict XVI has ordered an apostolic visitation of the Legionaries of Christ and its institutions, in the wake of disclosures of sexual impropriety by the late founder of the order, Father Marcial Maciel Degollado.

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Heads up! Spiking in St. Peter’s Square

VATICAN CITY — It’s not very often that St. Peter’s Square is turned into a hoops court or a soccer field. But on rare occasions the world of sports comes to the See of Peter. Tomorrow, 300 children will be digging, setting and spiking … Continue reading

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The Michelangelo Code

VATICAN CITY — Art buffs won’t want to miss the latest piece of work attributed to Renaissance master, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University and its rector, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, will present the wooden statue of Christ to the public tomorrow afternoon. Experts from Rome’s … Continue reading

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Updated: The papal preacher, Obama and a medieval monk

UPDATE: Father Cantalamessa has written to CNS to further clarify the point of his remarks. “I was not as interested in the citations of Obama as I was in clarifying my position on Joachim da Fiore,” Father Cantalamessa said Tuesday morning. … Continue reading

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Speaking up about conscience protections

In an interview with CNS deputy editor Nancy Frazier O’Brien, Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y. , chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, says the effort to end conscience protections threatens all … Continue reading

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