Pope Francis’ Fish and Monkey Basilica; Obama’s Rainbow White House

There's been quite an outcry in social media this week, after the Vatican put on a spectacular light show on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, projecting giant fish and monkeys and whales onto the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.The show, titled "Fiat Lux: Illuminating Our Common Home," was the finale of the opening ceremony for the Year of Mercy instituted by Pope Francis. It was intended to show how climate change impacts our world. In addition to the animals and nature scenes, … [Read more...]

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“A Brotherhood of Crime”: Five Charged in Leaks of Vatican Documents

Three former Vatican officials are among the five people formally charged by the Vatican on November 20 in connection with the so-called "VatiLeaks" scandal.Vatican Radio reported that Monsignor Lucio Vallejo Balda, Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, and Msgr. Vallejo's secretary, Nicola Maio, have all been charged with criminal conspiracy "to divulge information and documents concerning the fundamental interests of the Holy See and the [Vatican City] State." Vallejo and Chaouqui were members o … [Read more...]

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Just In: Statement from the Holy See on Paris Terrorism

This just out from Salt + Light TV:  The Holy See Press Office has released a statement following the terrible news from Paris.It's not available yet in English, except for this translation, courtesy of Fr. Thomas Rosica.  … [Read more...]

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