Justin Bieber Screws Up Again–This Time, Inside the Papal Palace

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber got into hot water with the Beverly Hills Police Department on October 15, after neighbors complained about a loud party lasting into the night.The latest run-in with the law was only days after the troubled star got into trouble with the Swiss Guards.  According to the Catholic Herald, Bieber had paid the sum of £16,000 (more than $25,000) for a private tour of Vatican City.  Bieber and his entourage were given private access to the Vatican Museums and the papal apartment wit … [Read more...]

Dear Confused Catholics: Oh, Never Mind! Correcting the Relatio

Relatio -

Well, now, here's a scoop:  A new report from Catholic News Agency confirms what we believed, that there was a serious translation error in the Relatio post disceptationem.Last week's report from Rome caused the secular media to explode with enthusiasm, anticipating a "seismic shift" in Church teaching on the Eucharist, homosexuality, and the indissolubility of marriage.At the same time, the first reports elicited concern among faithful Catholics and among the Synod Fathers themselves.  O … [Read more...]

Graffiti Vs. Art: Detroit Grapples With the Question

Mural in Detroit

On abandoned buildings and bridge abutments, sidewalks and signs, Detroit is covered with graffiti--and Detroit mayor Mike Duggan doesn't like it.In a campaign to clean up the streets, Duggan dispatched inspectors along the city's major arteries to ticket vandals with spray cans, charging them with malicious destruction of property.  The Detroit Police Graffiti Task Force identifies graffiti artists and imposes fines and penalties ranging from a fine to a lengthy jail term.But in a city … [Read more...]