Pope Launches News.VA

Reuters Pictures – A woman checks the new Vatican portal on an iPad device in Rome June 28, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI will launch the site, a news information portal that aggregates the Vatican’s various media into a one-stop site for all things papal, on Wednesday, the 60th anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.…

Accused Priests Are Not Thrown Under the Bus…

So says Archbishop Chaput: Priests aren’t being “thrown under the bus,” if the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is followed correctly, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver affirmed. During their spring general meeting in mid-June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved minor changes to the charter, known popularly as the Dallas…

Mummy Stash Found in Italian Church:

Discovery has news and photos of the find: Hundreds of bodies stacked one of top of the other emerged during restoration work in the church of Roccapelago, a remote mountain village in north-central Italy. About one-third of the mass grave, consisting of 281 bodies of adults, infants and children, turned out to be mummies. “We found…