Blog Posts - Holy See



Plot That pushed Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel

Arrived at 33, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted before a single painting. Pope Julius II assumes the risk and entrusts the chapel ceiling. In 1506, after it found the state of degradation of the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, pain...
by We care about your travel on Mar 30, 2016

Plot That pushed Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel

Arrived at 33, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted before a single painting. Pope Julius II assumes the risk and entrusts the chapel ceiling. In 1506, after it found the state of degradation of the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, pain...
by We care about your travel on Mar 30, 2016

Plot That pushed Michelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel

Arrived at 33, Michelangelo Buonarroti painted before a single painting. Pope Julius II assumes the risk and entrusts the chapel ceiling. In 1506, after it found the state of degradation of the frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted...
by We care about your travel on Jun 18, 2015

Pope Francis is renovating Vatican City: Lay communities can Help!

Justin in SD / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Ever prayed for a word in Edge-Wise, it’s rare here at Media Ministry, but it happens. Pope Francis is renovating Vatican City, the Holy See, and Rome’s integral being; Lord knows there’s still Sects to send p...
by His Truth in Living Words on Mar 6, 2015

VATICAN - Pope Francis Chides Church Officials

"Pope Francis uses Christmas greeting to chide church officials for greed, gossip and getting ahead" PBS NewsHour 12/22/2014ExcerptGWEN IFILL (NewsHour):  Pope Francis took church leaders and Catholics around the world by surprise today when he...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 29, 2014

Archbishop of York’s Bold Suggestion- End To Confidentiality In Child Abuse Confessions

At times one of the defenses we will see in abuse cases is the confidentiality of penance, which is that things were said to other members of the clergy,  but they are protected because they were as part of the sacrament of penance.   There would...
by Minnesota Injury Board on Dec 27, 2014

Why No Mohs on St Cloud Dioceses List?

The St Cloud Dioceses has had two disclosures of list.  I have looked at each of those as they came out: New List Of 17 From The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Has 4 That Were In Diocese of St Cloud Diocese of St Cloud Adds 4 Names to List...
by Minnesota Injury Board on Dec 24, 2014

✞ Confusion in the Vatican ✟

I believe this topic has gotten many people confused before. We’re now in Vatican City, but where in the world are we exactly? Is it the Vatican City or Holy See? Are we still in Rome? Yes, maybe we’re still in Italy? Or…maybe not.
by Joshua Hideki on Oct 17, 2014

World heritage sites in Holy See recognised by UNESCO

Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura Historic Centre of Rome Vatican City   Home Page of World Heritage SitesHome Page of World Tourist Sites...
by osmanian on Aug 20, 2014

The repulsive Holy See and the U.N.’s response

I’m not sure what’s more revolting: The continued flippancy of the Catholic Church about charges of child molestation and rape or the United Nations’ slap-on-the-wrist excoriation. According to a U.N. report, the Vatican has held a...
by Our Daily Train on Feb 5, 2014

UN slams Vatican for 'efforts to cover up' pedophile priests in sex abuse scandal, More than 20 schools face compensation claims from alleged abuse victims in wake of Jimmy Savile scandal 'Savile scandal made mum tell cops about Roache rape' Alleged victim's son speaks out, Freddie Starr arrested for third time over sex abuse claims

UN slams Vatican for 'efforts to cover up' pedophile priests in sex abuse scandalBy Alexander Smith, NBC News contributor  1/16/2014The Vatican faced blistering criticism from a United Nations committee Thursday over allegations it protected ped...

Vatican will be questioned about its record on child sexual violence Thursday

This Thursday, for the first time ever, the Vatican will be questioned about its record on child sexual violence by an international body. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva is holding the meeting in two sessions on Jan 16, each th...

The Vatican's Year in Review: A Year of Two Popes

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by SUNLIT UPLANDS on Dec 29, 2013

Vatican refuses to give UN panel full details of clerical sex abuse cases, Pope Setting Up Commission on the Sexual Abuse of Children by Priests

Vatican refuses to give UN panel full details of clerical sex abuse casesHoly See angers campaigners by not disclosing information requested by UN committee on the rights of the child    Lizzy Davies in Rome    theguardi...

@PONTIFEXCELLENT

Pope Francis greets each newlywed couple personally, once the General Audience ends.
by The Dude Abides on Nov 3, 2013

Magical Thinking: Could Papa Frank Name a Woman Cardinal?

Now wouldn't THAT be something? I don't know enough yet to speculate (though I'm chuffed the woman mentioned most often is the Irish theologian Linda Hogan).
by The Dude Abides on Nov 3, 2013

@PONTIFEXCELLENT: Newlyweds

Pope Francis greets each newlywed couple personally, once the General Audience ends.
by The Dude Abides on Nov 3, 2013

@PONTIFEXCELLENT: All Saints

“The saints are friends of God,” Papa Frank said. But they “are not superheroes, nor were they born perfect. They are like us, each one of us.”...
by The Dude Abides on Nov 1, 2013

@PONTIFEXCELLENT!

Rather than shoo the tyke away, Papa Frank - BECAUSE HE'S SO FRIGGIN' AWESOME - just let the kid do his thing, eventually inviting him to take a seat in the papal chair when the pontiff had to get up to greet grown-up dignitaries.
by The Dude Abides on Oct 29, 2013

Sex scandal and papal déjà vu

Our Daily Train | By Jeremy StyronIn what were Pope Francis’ first comments on the sexual abuse scandal since taking office, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has called for “decisive action“ to be taken in delivering justice to any offending...
by Our Daily Train on Apr 5, 2013


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