VATICAN CITY | Pope blasts “supermarket of idols” of money, drugs, vanity

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has returned from a month’s vacation, blasting the “idols” of money, drugs and vanity that he said distract people from God and render them blind to love. Francis resumed his weekly catechism lessons Wednesday, telling his weekly general audience that the “supermarket of idols” available today promises happiness but never … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope blasts “supermarket of idols” of money, drugs, vanity

VATICAN CITY | US Vatican cardinal: “Not once did I even suspect” McCarrick

VATICAN CITY  — The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insists he never knew or even suspected that his former boss had reportedly sexually abused boys and adult seminarians, telling The Associated Press he is livid that he was kept in the dark because he could have done something about it. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | US Vatican cardinal: “Not once did I even suspect” McCarrick

VATICAN CITY  | Australian bishop convicted of sex abuse cover-up resigns

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of an Australian archbishop convicted of covering up the sexual abuse of children by a priest, after coming under mounting pressure from Australian priests and even the prime minister. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was convicted in May of failing to report to police the repeated abuse … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | Australian bishop convicted of sex abuse cover-up resigns

VATICAN CITY  | Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis is urging everyone to combat the “shameful crime” of human trafficking, noting that it’s often linked to migrant smuggling. In remarks Sunday to the public in St. Peter’s Square, Francis decried that many adults and children are trafficked into slavery for forced labor, sex businesses, organ trafficking, begging rackets and … Continue reading VATICAN CITY  | Pope decries human trafficking for forced labor, sex trade

VATICAN CITY |The Latest: McCarrick accuser hopes victims can now heal

VATICAN CITY — The Latest on the sex abuse allegations surrounding U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Virginia man who says he was sexually abused for decades by Theodore McCarrick said Saturday that he’s pleased by news that Pope Francis accepted the cardinal’s resignation. The man, who agreed to be identified … Continue reading VATICAN CITY |The Latest: McCarrick accuser hopes victims can now heal

VATICAN CITY | Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

VATICAN CITY— In a move described as unprecedented, Pope Francis has allowed U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick to step down as a cardinal following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy. The Vatican announced on Saturday that Francis ordered McCarrick to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” even before a church trial … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope accepts resignation of McCarrick after sex abuse claims

VATICAN CITY | US prelate McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted U.S. prelate Theodore McCarrick’s offer to resign from the College of Cardinals following allegations of sexual abuse, including one involving an 11-year-old boy, and ordered him to conduct a “life of prayer and penance” in a home to be designated by the pontiff until a church trial is … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | US prelate McCarrick resigns from College of Cardinals

Hindus shocked at Vatican Museums labeling them as “cult”

Hindus are shocked at the description of a portable Hindu temple, a collection of Vatican Museums, which in their Online Catalogue states as “dedicated to the cult of the god Vishnu”. Lord Vishnu is “preserver” in the Hindu triad with Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva as the aspect of the Supreme.  He has ten incarnations … Continue reading Hindus shocked at Vatican Museums labeling them as “cult”