Vatican Secret Archives Reveal Their Treasures

Warning:  This story is not nearly as interesting as it would have been just a few years ago.When I toured the Vatican Secret Archives in September 2004, the thousands of documents and historical artifacts housed therein were rarely seen by anyone but the Pope and his Curia, and Vatican scholars.  Since that time, Rome has embraced the 20th century, and most of the collections housed in the Vatican Libraries, including the “Secret Archives,” have been made available on-line for all to see. … [Read more...]

FUNNY, OR NOT SO MUCH? Episcopal Church in SF Pulls Offensive Video From the Web

Earlier today, I read Tom Peters’ (American Papist) blog post about the removal of an offensive video from the web. The YouTube video showed the female pastor of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco mocking the papal popemobile. Apparently, Tom noted, the church didn’t want this controversial clip going viral.It’s sort of too late—the word is out. Tom’s blog, which has been featured on the Today Show and MSNBC, among others—is one of the best known Catholic blogs on the Internet.With … [Read more...]