L'Osservatore Romano Archives - Crux



  • Vatican newspaper chimes in, finally, on ‘The Young Pope’

    Vatican newspaper chimes in, finally, on ‘The Young Pope’

    The Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, finally wrote about the Vatican-inspired series “The Young Pope” starring Jude Law as an unlikely American pope. Editor-in-chief, Gian Maria Vian, said he didn’t want to write about it during the time it was airing, because “They wanted us to either bless it or excommunicate it, and I didn’t want to play that game.”

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  • New Vatican communications portal due by end of year

    New Vatican communications portal due by end of year

    Monsignor Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, says a new web portal bringing together all the different media offices of the Vatican will be focused on “communicating the pope, his magisterium, his gestures, [and] the work of the Roman dicasteries to the Church around the world.”

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  • A note on the ‘ecumenism of hate’ and papal rhetoric

    A note on the ‘ecumenism of hate’ and papal rhetoric

    Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro and Reverend Marcelo Figueroa caused controversy by using the expression “ecumenism of hate” in a La Civiltà Cattolica article to describe the relations between Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States. It’s not fair to criticize Spadaro/Figueroa for inflammatory rhetoric without conceding that it is of a piece with the pontifical style which they are proposing as a model for Christian engagement. And it would be dismissive to consider that style to be just loose talk, without a pastoral purpose.

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  • Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Vatican article says ‘main obstacle’ for Pope Francis is bishops, priests

    Shortly after one Vatican article stirred debate by asserting there’s an “ecumenism of hate” in the U.S. between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics, another over the weekend asserted that the “main obstacle” to implementing Pope Francis’s vision for the Church is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low.”

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  • Article by pope’s confidantes adds little to understanding Trump’s America

    Article by pope’s confidantes adds little to understanding Trump’s America

    A recent article in the influential Rome-based ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’ – which is reviewed by the Vatican’s Secretariat of State before publication – politics of the Trump administration has its roots in an unholy alliance between “Evangelical Fundamentalism” and “Catholic Integralism.” But does it patronize Evangelicals and mischaracterize certain Catholics to make its point?

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  • Jesuit journal close to pope says “Manichean vision” behind Trump

    Jesuit journal close to pope says “Manichean vision” behind Trump

    An article in the influential Rome-based Jesuit publication ‘La Civiltà Cattolica’ argues “a strange form of surprising ecumenism is developing between Evangelical fundamentalists and Catholic Integralists brought together by the same desire for religious influence in the political sphere” in the United States.

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