Leaning Tower of Pizza? Romans Get a Laugh at ISIS’ Expense

We Are Coming - Tower of Pizza

Radicals from the Islamic State (ISIS) have threatened to overthrow Rome and toss homosexuals from the Leaning Tower of Pizza.Apparently, the Islamists don't realize that the tower in question is actually in the Italian town of Pisa, and that there is no food involved.  The Italians, though, have taken the slip-up as an opportunity to mock ISIS over on Twitter, with great memes like this:Some, like Guido Tresoldi, noted that they had also enjoyed too much pizza, and that there had … [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...]

Vatican Conference on Women: Plastic Surgery Is Like “A Burqa Made of Flesh”

Nancy Brilli - Life of Women

Last month I told you about a controversial new video released by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture, in preparation for the February 4-7 Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, which has as its theme “Women’s Cultures: Equality and Difference.”  Critics of the video thought that the Italian actress who invites women to send their concerns via video is too coquettish, too sexy, too flip.Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, prefect of the Pontifical Council for Culture, chose … [Read more...]