CORRECTION re. Basilian Father Timothy Scott

Mea culpa.  A few days ago, I reported that Father Timothy Scott had been removed from his position as spokesperson for the Basilian Fathers, after an offensive tweet against Cardinal Raymond Burke.  I had taken that information from several blogs and articles which were circulating on the Internet, showing the tweet and demanding that Father Scott be removed from his post. Yesterday I learned that the story was not completely factual.  The "guts" of the story--that Father Scott tw … [Read more...]

Finding Jesus: CNN’s Lenten Series Explores Faith Through Holy Relics

Finding Jesus

If it's Lent, it must be time for yet another series that questions the veracity of faith.  This year's offering is a new six-part series by CNN, Finding Jesus:  Faith, Fact, Forgery, which begins on Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and concludes on Easter Sunday.  Finding Jesus is co-written by award-winning journalists, authors and filmmakers David Gibson and Michael McKinley, who also co-authored the companion book. Finding Jesus looks at six holy objects from the time of Christ, offering sc … [Read more...]

Willy Herteller, Homeless Man, Laid to Rest in Vatican Gardens

Willy Herteller is home at last.Willy, a homeless man who had migrated from Belgium to the streets of Vatican City, died December 12, but no one came forward to claim his body.  He had no known family in Rome.  No one was certain of his age, although he appeared to be about 80.But Willy was a man of prayer, and was a familiar face to many in the area surrounding the Vatican.  He attended daily Mass--by some accounts, twice a day--and received the Eucharist.  Father Bruno Silvestrini, pas … [Read more...]


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