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Cribs: The Vatican City

I’m finally in Rome! The Lizzie McGuire movie didn’t lie- it is actually this pretty. God is pretty good, and I’m staying with my new friend LaurieAnne. 672 more words

Hitting The Rails


2 priests, a twenty-something female chaperone, and 13 high school students take a trip to Rome. That sounds like the start of a joke. This is not a joke, it is very much the truth, and I am that female chaperone. 1,365 more words


#20 Why Is the Vatican the Largest and Longest Owners of Telescope Observatories, Including the Newest Named L.U.C.I.F.E.R.?

the dedication plaque of the VATT reads:

This new tower for studying the stars has been erected during the XV year of the reign of John Paul II on this peaceful site so fit for such studies, and it has been equipped with a new large mirror for detecting the faintest glimmers of light from distant objects.

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Church directives seek to keep mafia out of Easter processions

By Laura Ieraci Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The bishop of a southern Italian diocese has issued new directives aimed at keeping the mafia out of this year’s Easter processions. 461 more words


Way of Cross takes Jesus' point of view to help others carry crosses

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People following the Stations of the Cross at Rome’s Colosseum this year will be guided in an exercise of imagining what Jesus was thinking and feeling along the Via Dolorosa. 870 more words


Pope names Cardinal Versaldi new prefect of education congregation

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis named 71-year-old Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See since 2011, to be the new prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. 259 more words


Good Friday and the Jews

O’G-d make Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus to abandon their religions and accept the Torah of Israel,”Jewish High Holy Day prayer.

Canadian Catholics and members of several other Christian denominations will be celebrating Good Friday on April 3, 2015, which is a national holiday except in Quebec province. 643 more words

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