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Weighty words from Carlo Cardinal Caffarra

©CRISTIAN GENNARI CITTA' DEL VATICANO 24-3-2006 PIAZZA S.PIETRO PRIMO CONCISTORO INDETTO DA SUA SANTITA' PAPA BENEDETTO XVI CHE CREA 15 NUOVI CARDINALI IMPOSIZIONE DELLA BERRETTA E L'ASSEGNAZIONE DEL TITOLO O DELLA DIACONIA S.E. CARD. CARLO CAFFARRA

Readers are of course free draw their own conclusions of the interview Carlo Cardinal Caffara gave to Matteo Matzuzzi as published in the Italian newspaper Il Foglio on January 14, 2017. (more…)

Terri Schiavo – Vatican citizenship: another project ‘declassified’

One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.

It was all we needed to hear. (more…)

Newly ‘declassified’: how not to misunderstand a motu proprio – by reading it

NCCL has just ‘declassified’ two hitherto TOP-secret projects.

1. Click here to read letters dated October 27, 2007 to Cardinal Castrillón of the Ecclesia Dei Commission in Rome, (more…)

More ‘declassified’ projects – with the now “Pope Emeritus”, then-Cardinal Ratzinger

Read more about recently declassified projects by clicking on the respective hyperlink. (more…)

Three newly ‘declassified’ projects from NCCL’s ‘TOP SECRET’ archives

Read about three recently declassified projects by clicking on the respective hyperlink. (more…)

Letters to Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos: concelebration is hardly the only sign of communion with one’s bishop

Some people simply cannot read. No matter that they know how to read. Even when they are intelligent, they’ve got to want to read, if they are going to begin to understand what someone else, who has written something, means by it.

That applies even to some bishops and certain cardinals. (more…)

Letters to Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos suggesting how Catholics should, as always, pray for the conversion of Jewish people

Some people simply cannot read. No matter that they know how to read. Even when they are intelligent, they’ve got to want to read, if they are going to begin to understand what someone else, who has written something, means by it.

That applies even to some bishops and certain cardinals. (more…)