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Italian Art Critic on Vatican Nativity Figures: “Don’t Look At Them…The Religious World Has Been Betrayed”

OnePeterFive, December 17, 2020 Editor’s Note: by way of a colleague and friend in Italy, we received the following translation for publication. It is a commentary on the much-discussed 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene. Translator’s Note: Vittorio Sgarbi is a very well-known figure in... read more

Vatican orders founder to leave ecumenical community

Catholic News Agency, May 28, 2020 The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965. The Holy See made the ruling in a decree dated May 13, signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and approved by Pope... read more

At least 60 Italian priests have died after contracting coronavirus

By Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency, March 23, 2020 In the past week alone, more than 3,000 people have died in Italy after contracting the coronavirus. Among the dead are at least 60 priests this month, according to local media reports. “I pray to the Holy Spirit to give us the gift... read more

VIGANÒ on CORONAVIRUS: To Appease Wolves, Shepherds Abandon Sheep

By Carlo Maria Viganò, March 14, 2020 The ecclesial events of these hours have manifested clearly — if there was still any need — the tragic subjection of the Church to a State that is striving and doing all it can to destroy the Christian identity of our Italy, by enslaving it to an... read more

Caution, panic a delicate balance in Rome as coronavirus empties city

By Elise Ann Allen, Crux, March 5, 2020 ROME - With more events being cancelled and popular sites growing increasingly vacant amid Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, many in Rome find themselves torn between exercising caution and wanting to avoid panic. Speaking of the recent decision to send... read more
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Vatican caught up in scandal over ‘queer’ rave in Rome

The wild party took place in the building where a papal representative reconnected the electricity last May. By Diane Montagna, LifeSite News, January 7, 2020 ROME — The Vatican has been caught up in a scandal over a drug-fueled New Year’s Eve party in Rome attended by minors and... read more
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Tangled Web of Transactions Utilized to Fund Bankrupt Italian Hospital

By Edward Petain, NCR, December 10, 2019 NEWS ANALYSIS: NCR has reviewed documents that indicate Vatican officials employed covert and deceptive methods to divert 50 million euros needed at a children’s hospital to the troubled institution.VATICAN CITY — Using costly methods that appear... read more

Francis Destroys Familia Christi: All But Priests Have To Leave The Order, July 8, 2019 Auxiliary Bishop Daniele Libanori, 66 - the Francis’ appointed commissioner of the excellent Italian Catholic fraternity "Familia Christi" – published his verdict on the order in a June 30 decree, reports No accusations have ever been raised... read more
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How the Catholic Church Lost Italy to the Far Right

Pope Francis’ retreat from culture-war politics has left a void that politicians have been all too eager to fill. By Mattia Ferraresi, NYT, July 4, 2019 Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini of Italy on the Italian talk show “Porta a Porta” in Rome last year, while a picture of Pope... read more

Cardinal Burke corrects LifeSiteNews: ‘I have never worked with Steve Bannon’

Rome, Italy, Jun 25, 2019 / 12:45 pm (CNA).- In a statement today, Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a correction to a now-removed LifeSiteNews article, which claimed that Burke was collaborating with former President Donald Trump advisor Stephen Bannon on a film exposing homosexuality in the... read more

Francis approves revised translation of Italian Missal New translation includes changes to the Lord’s Prayer and Gloria

By LaCroix staff, May 31, 2019 Pope Francis has approved the revised translation of the missal for Italy and includes changes to the Lord's Prayer and Gloria. According to the new translation, the Lord's Prayer will no longer say "and lead us not into temptation" but will become "do not let... read more