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  • As latest Vatican trial opens, is it time to dust off ‘About Doctrine’?

    As latest Vatican trial opens, is it time to dust off ‘About Doctrine’?

    • July 20, 2017

    Back in the 19th century, French novelist and journalist Edmond About was considered the Tocqueville of the Papal States, and he had a fairly cynical view of papal justice. As the latest Vatican trial opens, it’s interesting to apply his tests. There’s also some question marks about the timing of the trial, and a juicy irony waiting to be exploited surrounding the name of one of the defense lawyers.

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  • Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident
    Pope phones trash man who lost legs in accident
    • July 21, 2017

    A father of five children had been collecting garbage in a Buenos Aires neighborhood in March when he was struck by a car going some 80 miles an hour. As a result of the accident, both of his legs had to be amputated. Before being honored by the city, he received a call from Pope Francis.

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  • Book reveals the famed Three Secrets of Fatima
    Book reveals the famed Three Secrets of Fatima
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    [The following is paid advertising.] A book by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle collects the original descriptions of the famed Three Secrets of Fatima, the first of which pivots on a vision of hell, the second on a time of tribulation and prayer for the conversion of Russia, and the third the martyrdom of a ‘Bishop in White’ taken to be a reference to the 1981 assassination attempt against St. Pope John Paul II.

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  • Head of Vatican’s Academy of Life: Dialogue is love, not compromise
    Head of Vatican’s Academy of Life: Dialogue is love, not compromise
    • July 19, 2017

    In an interview, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia explains the Vatican’s Academy for Life’s new strategy and vision and the important role non-Catholic members could play in promoting them. The archbishop wants the academy to aim to be missionary in outlook, seeking to tackle what he calls “the great frontiers of life” in collaboration with believers of other churches and faiths as well as non-believers.

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