Pope Francis gives church hundreds of new saints

Frances D’Emilio AP News 5/12/2013

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis on Sunday gave the Catholic church new saints, including hundreds of 15th-century martyrs who were beheaded for refusing to convert to Islam, as he led his first canonization ceremony Sunday in a packed St. Peter’s Square.

The “Martyrs of Otranto” were 813 Italians who […]

Quote of the day

28 February 2013


I am happy to be with you, surrounded by the beauty of Creation and your sympathy that does so much good for me. Thank you for your friendship and love…

…I’m simply a pilgrim that is starting the last stage of his pilgrimage on Earth but I […]

Lightning hits St Peter’s hours after Pope Benedict stuns cardinals with first resignation in 600 years

Simon Tomlinson and Richard Hartley-Parkinson The Daily Mail [UK] 11 February 2013


Lighting strikes the basilica of St.Peter’s dome earlier this evening during a storm that struck Rome on the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation


…A doctor familiar with the pope’s medical team said the Pontiff has no […]

As Pope Benedict Resigns, Surprise and a Sense of Loss

“If a pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically, and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right and, under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign.”


Dr. Susan Berry Breitbart.com Big Peace 11 Feb 2013

On the eve of the announcement of […]

Find room for God in fast-paced world, Pope says on Christmas eve

Phillip Pullella Reuters 12/24/2012

Pope Benedict, leading the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas, on Monday urged people to find room for God in their fast-paced lives filled with the latest technological gadgets.

The 85-year-old pope, marking the eighth Christmas season of his pontificate, celebrated a solemn Christmas Eve mass in St Peter’s Basilica, during which […]

Justice Department Killed Plans for Comprehensive Background Checks

William Bigelow Breitbart.com Big Government 12/16/2012

Those who believe that Barack Obama is an idealist first and a politician second are sorely mistaken. The Justice Department of the Obama administration decided one year ago, as his reelection effort was getting underway, to ignore proposals that would have allowed the background–check system for gun procurement to […]