UPDATES Regarding the Vatican’s Blogger Meeting

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications has issued updates regarding the Meeting with Bloggers.  (“It’s not quite a blognic,” they say on their website.)Not much news there!  I already knewthat it was limited to bloggers who are on the list, and that I should bring ID to verify my identity. that it was free, that there is the possibility of a live-feed, that the Vatican would not cover travel or lodging costs, and that translation service would be available in English, Italian … [Read more...]

BECAUSE YOU ASKED: The List of Catholic Bloggers Invited to Rome

A couple of friends have asked me who is invited to the Vatican to attend the big Blogfest on May 2. Here they are! Because bloggers are invited from around the world, not all of these links will be in English. You can probably find some pretty good reading on this list, though!(See: I'm Number 71!)1.  Agnieszka Woszczyńska - http://www.teologia.blox.pl 2.  Alberto Piccini - http://www.maestroalberto.it 3.  Aldo Padovan - http://www.katholisches.info 4.  Alessandro Gilioli - http: … [Read more...]

GILDING THE LILY: Milan's Duomo Has New Lights!

What a wonder it is! So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of solid weight, and yet it seems ...a delusion of frostwork that might vanish with a breath!... --Mark Twain, commenting on the Duomo in “Innocents Abroad.”I just read that the Duomo in Milan—one of Italy’s most beautiful structures—is showing off during this Christmas season with new lights. On December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, as Milanese Mayor Letizia Moratti and th … [Read more...]