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Things People Get Wrong About the Bible's Christmas Story

#6. There Was No Inn and Jesus Was Probably Born in the Kitchen
‘The worst role in any children’s Christmas play is the innkeeper who gets to lecture the holy couple about how there’s “no room for them in the inn.” That’s the role jerky little kids get to prepare them for a lifetime of managerial positions. 445 more words


Masses will air live on the Faith Channel

Midnight Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., will be broadcast live on the Faith Channel. 142 more words

Archdiocesan News

How I Lied My Way Into the Sistine Chapel

On Infiltrating the Vatican City, and Chasing Roman Skies…


It was a hot, bright and sunny May day when I stepped over the boundary of Rome, and entered the smallest country in the world – the Vatican City. 1,418 more words

Tales And Travels

Photographs from the London Oratory Junior Choir's Rome Tour 2014

These photographs were taken during the London Oratory Junior’s recent tour to Rome in November 2014. The Choir, directed by Charles Cole, was invited to sing at St Peter’s Basilica as well as at the Chiesa Nuova (the Roman Oratory). 16 more words

London Oratory

Pope Francis Consoles Little Boy Over Death Of Dog...Says Paradise Is Open To All People

New York Times: Pope Francis has given hope to gays, unmarried couples and advocates of the Big Bang theory. Now, he has endeared himself to dog lovers, animal-rights activists and vegans. 338 more words


word: ecumenical


Definition: (adjective) Of worldwide scope or applicability. Synonyms: universal Usage: The movement against violence is intended to be an ecumenical one, applicable to all nations. Discuss.

Law Misinterpretations

Oh, the Vatican. Imagine how the mighty have fallen to their knees in such a city, imagine the impact it has had over the world’s history through the years. 476 more words