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After the previous post, here’s a little slice of unalloyed joy from the Vatican Radio’s Facebook page. Sorry kid: we’re fresh out of St. Nicholas, but we do have Peter. [Read more...]

The Tweeting Pope

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It just sounds strange, doesn’t it? Like the bishop of Rome is outside my window, tweeting along with the birds. But it’s not the sound of birds: it’s the voice of Peter, echoing down the millennia, and finding a new wineskin for the new wine of the gospel. The news is all over the net today, [Read More...]

Pope Tweets @Pontifex

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Papa Bene is on Twitter with the account @Pontifex, and with all the skill the Roman curia usually musters on PR and technological issues, he hasn’t logged a single Tweet–not even a greeting, not even “Hello nOObs”–as of this posting. No Tweets are due until … December 12. Way to go, VIS! Can we just [Read More...]

Hopeful Signs as Benedict Arrives in Lebanon

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John Allen has these truly surprising reactions: Last week, Prime Minister Najib Mikati, a Sunni Muslim, announced that Saturday would be declared a national holiday in honor of the pope’s arrival. Hezbollah’s leader, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, has publicly welcomed the visit, describing it as “extraordinary and historic.” Other Muslim leaders have also struck positive notes, including Grand [Read More...]

Rome Reports: Vatican Publishing House Signs Deal with Apple

The Pope’s books are coming to Apple devices, probably via iBook. One of the treasures of my Logos software is the healthy chunk of Ratzinger/Benedict content, all of it hyperlinked and searchable. I’d never give up print, but I do love my ebooks for research and convenience. PS: Am I imagining it, or does the reporter [Read More...]

Benedict’s Remarks on the “Vatileaks” Story

“Events in recent days regarding the Curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart, though the firm conviction, that despite human weakness, despite difficulties and trials, the Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, and the Lord will never fail to give His aid in sustaining the Church on her journey. Nevertheless, some [Read More...]

Pope Benedict: Chicken Lover

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This is making the rounds of teh Facebooks today, courtesy of the Humane Society: The quote comes from Peter Seewald’s second book-length interview with the Pope, God and the World. Our chickens have plenty of room and are treated like egg-laying royalty: lots of food and water and scratch, a nice coop with several laying [Read More...]

Gay Activist Attacks Pope Benedict UPDATED

Dan Savage really is a nasty little creep. After using his bully pulpit to call the Bible “bulls**t” and mock teenagers who quietly left his talk, he decided he liked all the extra attention he got for attacking religion. In his circumscribed little world, there is no good or bad press: just people paying attention [Read More...]


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