Is Pope Francis Safe from Terrorists?

Is Pope Francis really safe from Islamic extremists?  One has to wonder.  The Islamic State has been known to hold a grudge (Charlie Hebdo, of course, being the most recent case in point).But fearless in the face of the brutal slaughter of the comic artists in Paris and countless others in Middle Eastern countries, Pope Francis has spoken harshly against ISIS and their "unjust aggression" of "deviant forms of religion."Speaking to the diplomatic corps in his State of the World address, th … [Read more...]

Alas! We Will Not Be Driving the Pope’s Fiat Panda

Pope Francis Raffle

I really thought we had a chance.One of my Christmas gifts for my husband this year was a raffle ticket for Pope Francis' January 8 raffle.  First prize in the raffle, which was organized by the Vatican to help raise funds to help the poor, was the pope's new Fiat Panda 4x4.  Other prizes in the raffle included four spiffy bikes, a Sony videocamera, a high-end espresso machine, an iPod and iPhone, and a Panama hat, along with some 30+ undescribed "consolation prizes."Tickets for Pope Fr … [Read more...]

#LifeofWomen – A Perplexing New Video Released by the Pontifical Council for Culture

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A new video released by the Vatican is raising eyebrows among some conservatives. The Women's Consultation Group at the Pontifical Council for Culture has prepared the video, which features an attractive woman who, with a shake of her blonde curls, invites women to submit a photo or a one-minute video of  their "vision" for their role as women. Critics have called the video "suggestive"--criticizing the sexy model's false eyelashes and sultry poses.  One website calls t … [Read more...]