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Pope Francis Tells the Church to Hit the Showers: What This Project Tells Us.

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

When you walk through the Vatican Museums, one of the things that you likely won't notice on the way to the Sistine Chapel is a wall made of windows and large doors tucked behind a gift shop that have the seal of Pope Benedict XVI above them.

Choice Between Voters and Rioters?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While some nations have imposed voting as mandatory for all citizens, the process of disenfranchisement in the US appears to be tolerated and/or encouraged at least by some political elites who claim to represent us as a whole.

You Can Now Get V.I.P. Access To The Sistine Chapel -- For A Price

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite worries about the impact of millions of tourists on Michelangelo’s precious frescoes, the Sistine Chapel is opening its d...

Our Father and My Father

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Transformation takes place in God's Presence and inspires us to great things, just as the stained-glass artist and my father expressed their love of God in their artwork, which in turn lifts my soul and inspires me to glorify Him even more.

See The World Without Leaving Wherever It Is You Are Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Don't see yourself making it to the Great Wall of China or seeing the Sistine Chapel this year? Don't fret. We've got you covered. Below are 1...

ONE AND DONE: 21 Travel Experience You Only Need Once

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel

A few epic places on this Earth deserve a permanent, recurring role on your lifetime to-do list. Then there are overhyped places you should never, eve...

5 Roman Ceilings Better Than the Sistine Chapel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Many people don't know that Rome is replete with equally stunning ceiling art painted during the apex of the Baroque period -- and that are much less crowded than the Sistine Chapel. These are the ones worth the crick in your neck.

Pope Baptizes Babies In Sistine Chapel

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - With wails resounding amid the splendor of the Sistine Chapel, Pope Francis on Sunday baptized 32 infants, and at one point in the...

Redheads -- There, Now You're Listening

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Redheads. When we hear that word, we don't think of men. We think of women: sexy, manipulative, powerful, dangerous women. A redhead may be dizzy, but she's always hot as well. Generally, she's a copperheaded temptress who gets her way.

Vatican Issues Dire Warning On Sistine Chapel

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.17.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican Museums warned Thursday he might be forced to limit the number of visitors to the Sistin...

5 Travel Letdowns And How To Avoid Them

Posted 09.18.2013 | Travel

In every travel guide, you'll find a list of "must-see" attractions. And while you should definitely strive to accomplish as much as you can while tra...

Crime May Affect Popular Tourist Attraction

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.21.2013 | Travel

Of all places to not obey the Ten Commandments, the Vatican's Sistine Chapel may be the worst. Yet a scourge of petty thieves is ignoring "thou shalt ...

Funny Thing Happened On Our Way to the Vatican

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.06.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

You've seen it in pictures. You've read about it in clever, witty blogs. But you can't fully appreciate the majesty of human endeavor until you see the Colosseum through your own eyes. Avanti!

Smoke Signals: Secret Notes From Inside Conclave

Laurence Hughes | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

he abashed cardinal attributed his mischievous deed to "too many spaghetti Westerns." As penance, he is required to give up both spaghetti and Westerns.

The Conclave

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?

Sistine Chapel Plays A Key Role In Electing A New Pope

Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) As if the task of choosing the Vicar of Christ and the leader of the world's 1.2 b...

5 Rome Museums To Visit While The Sistine Chapel Is Closed

Erica Firpo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Even during the frenzy of a conclave Rome has more art than clergy.

Andrew Burmon

Time To Visit The Vatican? | Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

After the Vatican announced Pope Benedict XVI's decision to abdicate as the head of the Catholic Church on Monday, front-page headlines across the wor...

Pope Baptises Babies, Urges God Parents To Lead By Example

AP | Posted 01.13.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The frescoed walls of the Sistine Chapel are ringing with the wails and coos of newborns as Pope Benedict XVI presides over his annual...

Sistine Chapel, 500 Years Later

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts

VATICAN CITY -- Five centuries after Michelangelo's ceiling of frescoes was inaugurated in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday celebrat...

Doors Between Art and Architecture

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.21.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton


Our Favorite Fathers In Art

Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts would like to officially thank all the Dads out there for all of their hard work, generosity and insight. We can think of no better disp...

Easter Music So Gorgeous The Pope Kept It For Himself: The 'Miserere'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Jesse Kornbluth

Rome. Easter Week. The year: 1639 or 1790, it's all the same. The Matins service at the Vatican. 3 AM. Twenty-seven candles are lit. One at a time, th...

Controversial Da Vinci Unveiled At Louvre Thursday

AP | By THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts

PARIS -- An intense and controversial restoration of the last great work by Leonardo da Vinci goes before the public Thursday at the Louvre Museum, re...

Lent: Music For A Penitential Season

Lorenzo Candelaria | Posted 05.22.2012 | Religion
Lorenzo Candelaria

As we renew our Lenten resolutions at the midpoint of this season, perhaps we might consider doing so as Pope Paul III did centuries ago -- reflecting on Michelangelo's Last Judgment.