CNS's excellent coverage of the Vatican's seminar on global warming

I’d like to copy the whole article, but I’ll restrain myself and just pull about every other quotation, along with my comments in italics. Hopefully this adds some clarification to the discussion. You can read for yourself here. First, things got somewhat rowdy: VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Despite being held in a cool, climate-controlled conference room, some early discussions at a Vat... More

Pope Benedict, climate change & Cardinal Martino.

Reuters ran a story today entitled, “Pope should talk climate change with Bush: cardinal”. I realize this is a sensitive issue with many people, but it’s important and I’m interested. Going on what the article says, Cardinal Martino said that he “believes the Pontiff should raise the dangers of climate change and global warming with U.S. President George W. Bush when ... More

Newsweek's take on the Limbo Story

I’ll just give you the bookends. The article by Matthew Philips begins: In the world of Vatican reversals, it�s a big one. According to a 41-page report released last week by the Roman Catholic Church�s International Theological Commission, limbo�a celestial middle ground between Heaven and Hell�is no longer necessary. That means that babies who die unbaptized are now free to go to h... More

Prepare for Limbo fallout

Amy notes that the International Theological Commission’s report on Limbo has been released. CNS has very good coverage: After several years of study, the Vatican’s International Theological Commission said there are good reasons to hope that babies who die without being baptized go to heaven. In a document published April 20, the commission said the traditional concept of limbo —... More

Pontificial Biblical Commission to focus on bible and morals!

Exciting, exciting news everybody: VATICAN CITY, APR 12, 2007 (VIS) – The Pontifical Biblical Commission is due to celebrate its annual plenary assembly in the Vatican’s “Domus Sanctae Marthae” from April 16 to 20. The assembly will be presided by Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and the work sessions will be directe... More

Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter 2007 and some thoughts

The full text from the Vatican website: Dear Brothers and Sisters throughout the world, Men and women of good will! Christ is risen! Peace to you! Today we celebrate the great mystery, the foundation of Christian faith and hope: Jesus of Nazareth, the Crucified One, has risen from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures. We listen today with renewed emotion to the announcement procla... More



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