Little Girl Who Attempted To Steal Pope’s “Hat” Arraigned On Felony Charges

March 23, 2017 by  
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The Swiss Guard have arrested Estella Westrick from Atlanta, Georgia for several felony offenses Tuesday after she attempted to steal Pope Francis’ zucchetto in broad daylight. The three-year-old was arrested on charges including theft, assault on a public figure, and resisting arrest from her father after throwing a temper tantrum. Just after 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, the Swiss Guard were forced into action after an assault complaint was made from... Read More

Curia Surprises Francis with One-Way Ticket to Buenos Aires

March 20, 2017 by  
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Roman Curia officials pulled out all the stops this year to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Pope Francis’ accession to the Throne of St. Peter after scrounging together a few hundred Euro to surprise him with an unforgettable one-way ticket to his native Buenos Aires. “He’s been working so hard lately, we thought he could use an extended, indefinite getaway,” said Msgr. Giuseppe Bernardo, an attaché attached to the Papal Household. “Plus it’s... Read More

Pope Francis Signals Possible Openness To Just About Anything At This Point

March 10, 2017 by  
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Pope Francis has said that he is open to the possibility of permitting basically anything to address the serious issues facing the Church, unless that thing is not in line with what he thinks. During an interview with the German newspaper Die Zeit, Pope Francis said that traditions and things that date back to times before his election to the papacy would not stand in his way. “We need to think about whether it could be a possibility to begin allowing... Read More

Vatican Considering Possibility Of Allowing Priests To Confess Their Sins In The Mirror

March 2, 2017 by  
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Image: Ricardo André Frantz Pope Francis has established a commission to study whether priests should be allowed to confess their sins to themselves if they’re in front of a mirror or a tinted window, Vatican officials said Thursday. Although priests can forgive sins, they have never had the authority to forgive their own. The possible change was signaled by Pope Francis during a meeting with the International Union Of Priests when a priest asked,... Read More

Papal Conclave Error: Burke Wins Papacy After Conclave Mix-Up

February 27, 2017 by  
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Image:Нұрлан Саят In an epic mistake that drew gasps from Catholics and non-Catholics around the world yesterday, Cardinal Protodeacon Jean-Louis Tauran recently announced that he mistakenly named Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope at the 2013 Papal Conclave, when in reality it was Cardinal Raymond Burke that won the top prize. The newly-elected Pope Francis was saying some random thing that would have made many Catholics scratching their heads... Read More

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