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Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist, Says Devil Is In The Vatican

timesonline.co.uk | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church are proof that that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican", according to the Holy See's chief exorc...

Church Abuse Scandal 'Creeping Ever Closer' To The Pope

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Church abuse scandals in Germany have reached the older brother of Pope Benedict XVI and are creeping ever closer to the pontiff ...

Moral Cowardice and the Third Reich: The Legacy of Pius XII

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Pius is being falsely maligned by his critics as a pious fraud and moral coward who disgraced a great world religion, then why doesn't the Vatican fix the error by simply opening their archives?

Pius XII: Saint or Moral Coward?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The Timesreports that a Jewish medical machinery salesman from Long Island has emerged as "the Vatican's most outspoken Jewish ally in the debate over" Pope Pius XII's actions during the Holocaust.

Angelo Balducci: Vatican Chorister Hit By Gay Sex Scandal

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Vatican has been thrown into chaos by reports that one of the Pope's ceremonial ushers, as well as a member of the elite Vatican choir, were invol...

The Church and Gays: Can't Decide Whether to "Love 'Em" or "Leave 'Em?"

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Last Monday, employees at Catholic Charities were told they would lose spousal health benefits to "avoid offering benefits to same-sex partners of its workers," the latest spiteful move of Catholic Charities.

Mass Grave of History: The Vatican's WWII Identity Crisis

Julia Gorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Julia Gorin

In enshrining the Church's divided World War II loyalties by canonizing the ambivalent pope at the time, the Church would be announcing to the world what it's made of. Pius should be neither demonized nor sanctified.

Renato Fisichella, Vatican Bioethics Official, Refuses Resignation After Abortion Case

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's top bioethics official on Monday dismissed calls for his resignation following an uproar over his defense of doctor...

Mother Mary MacKillop: First Australian Saint Set To Be Canonized By Vatican

AP | VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI approved sainthood for Mother Mary MacKillop on Friday, making the woman known for her work among the needy Aus...

Vatican Archives To Release WWII Records Online

cbn.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

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Vatican Blamed For Smear Campaign Against Catholic Editor

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Michael Day, The Independent Whispers were reverberating around the corridors of the Vatican yesterday over incendiary claims by the editor of th...

Pope Benedict Urges Priests to Use Facebook, Twitter : MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer January 26, 2010

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

The Pope is urging Catholic priests to preach on social networks. Pope Benedict XVI is so adamant about the power of social networks he wants Priest...

In Defense of Benedict XVI

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard-Henri Lévy

It is time to put an end to the disingenuousness -- the bias, in a word -- and the disinformation concerning Benedict XVI.

Facebook, Wikipedia Coach Vatican About The Internet

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

VATICAN CITY — Executives from Facebook, Wikipedia and Google are attending a Vatican meeting to brief officials and Catholic bishops about the ...

Vatican Paper Praises 'The Simpsons'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — To put it as the devout Ned Flanders would, the Vatican's newspaper thinks "The Simpsons" are an okely dokely bunch. L'Osservato...

Barbara Frale, Vatican Historian, Says Shroud of Turin Is Real

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — A Vatican researcher has rekindled the age-old debate over the Shroud of Turin, saying that faint writing on the linen proves it was the ...

Crucifix Banned From Italian Schools In New EU Court Ruling

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — The Vatican on Tuesday denounced a ruling by the European court of human rights that said the display of crucifixes in Italian public sch...

Vatican Security Under Review After Pope Attack

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican will review security procedures after a woman jumped a barrier and rushed at Pope Benedict XVI for the second time in...

The Gay Community's Pope Problem

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

It is time to admit that the gay community has a gigantic Pope problem. Under the leadership of Benedict XVI, the Vatican has become an implacable foe of basic rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Vatican Looks To Heavens For Signs Of Alien Life

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

VATICAN CITY -- E.T. phone Rome. Four hundred years after it locked up Galileo for challenging the view that the Earth was the center of the universe,...

Vatican Blasts 'Avatar' is no masterpiece

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — "Avatar" is wooing audiences worldwide with visually dazzling landscapes and nature-loving blue creatures. But the Vatican is no ...

Crossroad for the Vatican

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vinnie Rotondaro

The Vatican's doctrinal crackdown on American nuns will only add fuel to a fire that now has young Catholics, like myself, fleeing the Church.

Church and State in JFK's America

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

Whatever happened to the America that JFK believed in? The America in which "no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials"?

Pope Creates New Structure To Bring Anglicans Into The Fold

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Tuesday it was making it easier for Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism – a surprise move desig...

Bestowing Sainthood on Pius XII Ignores a Heinous Past

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Even as evidence piled up that thousands of Jews were being shipped to the slaughter in Nazi concentration camps, Pius XII refused to reverse the Vatican's see-no-evil, hear-no-evil political course.