Will the Vatican Establish a Secretariat for Communications? And What Would That Mean for Bloggers?

Attendees at the Vatican Blog Meeting May 2, 2011

News this morning out of Rome:  Giacomo Galeazzi, writing for Vatican Insider, reports that the Vatican is considering establishment of a Secretariat for Communications, which would be a dicastery of the Roman Curia having oversight responsibility similar to that of the newly established Secretariat for the Economy.If the Secretariat is established, it will be a centralized structure which would coordinate offices including the Vatican Press Office, the Pontifical Council for Social … [Read more...]

Palin’s Baptism Comments: Not the First Time She’s Angered the Catholics

The Internet has been abuzz this week over Sarah Palin's remarks about waterboarding and baptism.Palin's opponents--those who don't like her political positions, and those who just think she's a loose cannon--have been quick to criticize this latest guffaw.Here at Patheos, our own Anchoress writes, "It's simple, folks.  She's wrong.""How dare she?"  Elizabeth asks. "How does someone professing to be a follower of Christ Jesus take a sacramental action pronounced and instituted from t … [Read more...]