Boston Archdiocese to Sell Six Churches

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley is moving to sell six shuttered churches belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, removing the sacred standing of the church buildings through decrees made public today. The decrees satisfy a requirement under canon law that allows the archdiocese to pursue bids to sell the properties for redevelopment. In three…

Are These Ruins of Biblical City of David?

CNN: Archaeologists in Israel have found remains which may be the biblical City of King David, the first evidence that the ancient Jewish empire actually existed. The bible refers to a powerful 10th century B.C. Kingdom of David, Israel’s second king, stretching from Egypt to the Euphrates, but little evidence of its existence has ever…

Priest Says Mass in a Bulletproof Vest

After receiving death threats: Father Benjamin Araujo Tavares, who is based in a remote area of the Amazon, said he began to receive anonymous threats in messages left on his mobile phone at the beginning of the month. He said one of the messages warned that he would be assassinated during Mass at Sao Pedro…

Holy Rosary Slide Show

The visuals may prove to be helpful: If you have trouble concentrating on the Holy Rosary, like I do, then this slide show can really help you out. For each of the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary there are ten slides, each with a picture and a meditation for that particular bead of the Holy Rosary. Nicely…

‘Lost Michelangelo’ Masterpiece Found?

It’s said to possibly be worth millions: A painting which has been hanging in a student hall of residence at Oxford since the 1930s could be a Michelangelo masterpiece worth £100million. The mid-16th century work depicting the crucifixion of Jesus was believed to be by one of the Renaissance artist’s contemporaries, Marcello Venusti. But Italian scholar…

China Ordains Another Bishop

So they did it anyway: Beijing — China’s government-backed Catholic church ordained a bishop without the pope’s approval on Thursday, overruling objections from the Holy See and an appeal to Chinese leaders. The ordination is Beijing’s third without a papal mandate in eight months, deepening a standoff between China and the Vatican over the Holy…