Papal ring and cross to be sold on eBay

Get ready to update your PayPal account.  Now you can own some priceless religious objects — for a price. From the Associated Press: A lavishly jeweled cross and a ring once owned by Pope Paul VI are heading to auction on eBay. The items have turned up at a U.S. store owned by a Southern [Read More...]

Save the date: Oct 27 for Assisi meeting for world peace

The Vatican has released some details of the event — which, significantly, will not include an interfaith prayer service. From CNA: Pope Benedict XVI will call people of goodwill to join him in working for peace during a “day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world” to be held in [Read More...]

The world's newest comic book hero? Pope Benedict

He’ll be making his debut at World Youth Day, according to Catholic News Agency: Manga Hero, a California company that produces Japanese-style comics with Catholic themes, will offer World Youth Day attendees a special comic about the life and papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, called “Habemus Papam!” “The point of ‘Habemus Papam!’ is to introduce [Read More...]

"Secret Access: The Vatican"

Thanks to my pal Dave Gibson, who alerted his readers to a History Channel special on the Vatican, airing tonight at 9 pm. As Dave notes: The show provides an overview of the history of the Vatican, and focuses on everyday life in the city-state today, and how it all works, or doesn’t, as the [Read More...]

Pope: Jewish people not responsible for Christ's death

In his new book, the German-born pontiff exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus — and Jewish leaders consider it something of a milestone: In “Jesus of Nazareth” excerpts released Wednesday, Benedict uses a biblical and theological analysis to explain why it is not true that the Jewish people as a whole were [Read More...]

Awesome: 26 years of World Youth Day

A thrilling new video, from the wizards at Grassroots Films, who gave us “Fishers of Men.” A quarter century in two minutes.  And it’s just great. [Read more...]


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