• Chapel exhibit the latest chapter in rocky marriage of art and faith

    Chapel exhibit the latest chapter in rocky marriage of art and faith

    • Mar 21, 2018

    A Vatican exhibit on reimagining the chapel at a world renowned architecture festival in Venice is the latest chapter in the rocky marriage between art and faith, according to Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

  • Rehabilitation won’t do much for Teilhard, but symbolically it matters

    Rehabilitation won’t do much for Teilhard, but symbolically it matters

    • Nov 24, 2017

    A plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture has recommended that Pope Francis revoke an official 1962 Vatican warning about the work of the late French Jesuit scientist, philosopher and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Should Francis do so, it won’t really affect Teilhard’s standing, since he was largely “rehabilitated” a long time ago, but it could have important symbolic value.

  • Pope boosts the stock of quite possibly the Vatican’s nicest guy

    Pope boosts the stock of quite possibly the Vatican’s nicest guy

    • Oct 29, 2017

    Pope Francis on Saturday named Irish Bishop Paul Tighe the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, essentially cementing his status as the top aide to Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. For the better part of a decade Tighe has been an effective emissary for the headquarters of the Catholic Church, among other reasons because he’s widely regarded as perhaps the Vatican’s nicest guy.