- Oct 30, 2020
After having sat out an Italian debate in May over the legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples, Pope Francis broke his silence on Sunday by coming out in support of Mexico’s Catholic bishops in their efforts to derail a push for gay marriage.
“Jesus VR – The Story of Christ,” is a 90-minute long visual and auditory experience, utilizing virtual reality technology, intended to bring viewers into the story of the life of Christ in an utterly new way, as is being touted as a tool of the New Evangelization.
During a UN event honoring Mother Teresa, one close friend of the new saint said her genius was in recognizing that “Calcutta is everywhere, in the depths of our hearts, in broken friendships, in disappointed expectations in life.”
Bishop Mario Oliveri of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia, a hero to Catholic traditionalists, has resigned following a Vatican investigation into priests and seminarians accused of various scandals including posting naked photos on gay websites and sexually harassing parishioners.
The bishop of a Catholic diocese in Italy recently struck by a devastating earthquake has told his people that when such inexplicable tragedy strikes, and despite the temptation to want someone to blame, it’s not the right response to turn God into a scapegoat for suffering.
While the primary reason Catholics should want to help the victims of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday is humanitarian, there’s also a “gut level” motive — a legendary sauce born in the small town that was hardest hit, which screams “Catholic” the way matzoh ball soup and potato latkes do “Jewish.”