Posts Tagged ‘L’Osservatore Romano’

Editor and all Vatican women’s magazine editorial board resign Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

The founder and all-female editorial board of the Vatican’s women’s magazine Women Church World have resigned after what they say was a Vatican campaign to discredit them and put them “under the direct control of men.” In the final editorial and open letter to Pope Francis, released to news media ahead of the magazine’s 1 Read more

Media attention helps Church Comments 0

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Lucetta Scaraffia, who edits the Vatican daily L’Osservatore Romano women’s supplement, has published an editorial defending the media’s role in unlocking the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. Scaraffia says the “implacable and pitiless” nature of the coverage is “born from disappointment.” In her view, in societies affected by the sexual revolution, this disappointment Read more

Vatican strikes back at Amoris Laetitia critics Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

The Vatican is striking back at critics of Pope Francis’s document on family life, titled “Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love)”. Wednesday’s L’Osservatore Romano carried a front page essay by Italian Catholic historian and politician Rocco Buttiglione. He insisted that the document is in line with teaching by previous popes on divorced and civilly remarried Read more

Pope picks Protestant to edit Argentine Catholic paper Comments 0

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Pope Francis has chosen a Protestant theologian to edit an Argentine version of L’Osservatore Romano. Marcelo Figueroa is a personal friend of the Pope’s. Beginning in September, Mr Figueroa will edit an Argentine publication that combines material from the weekly Spanish-language edition of L’Osservatore Romano with local content. The publication is an attempt to ensure that the Pope’s Read more

Vatican paper launches feisty women’s magazine Comments 0

Friday, May 6th, 2016

The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper has started a women’s magazine, which is not averse to taking a critical stance over women’s role in the Church. The new monthly magazine “Women-Church-World” was launched this week by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Holy See’s secretary of state. His department oversees L’Osservatore Romano, in which the new magazine has previously Read more

Vatican paper slams Texas event that depicted Mohammed Comments 1

Friday, May 8th, 2015

The Vatican’s newspaper has criticised an event in Texas featuring caricatures of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, at which there was violence. On Sunday, two gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, allegedly shot and wounded a security guard near the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest at Garland, Texas. The two gunmen were subsequently killed by local police. Media Read more

Vatican paper remembers actor Robin Williams Comments 1

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Vatican’s newspaper has acknowledged actor Robin Williams, who took his own life and was found dead on August 11. In a brief article, L’Osservatore Romano called the comedian and actor an “unforgettable clown with a heart of gold”. Williams had recently been battling severe depression , according to his publicist. He was known to Read more

Vatican paper slams culture that led to Thai surrogacy row Comments 0

Friday, August 8th, 2014

A Vatican paper says the alleged rejection of a Down Syndrome baby in a surrogacy case is a result of a culture that turns babies into consumer products. Surrogate mother Pattaramon Chanbua from Thailand is caring for seven-month-old Gammy after an Australian couple chose his healthy twin sister, but abandoned him. The couple, David and Read more

CofE ordaining women bishops deemed harmful to ecumenism Comments 0

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The Church of England’s decision to ordain women bishops has harmed relations with the Catholic Church, an archbishop says. Speaking on behalf of the England and Wales bishops’ conference, Archbishop Bernard Longley said the commitment to further dialogue between the two churches remains. “The decision of the Church of England to admit women to the Read more

James Bond gets Vatican’s attention Comments 0

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

His womanising and predilection for killing his enemies without mercy did not prevent James Bond from getting the attention of the Vatican. Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the fictional British spy in its Oct. 31 edition. The Osservatore film critic Gaetano Vallini wrote that the James Read more