Posts Tagged ‘L’Osservatore Romano’

CofE ordaining women bishops deemed harmful to ecumenism

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

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

Vatican newspaper: Fragment referring to Jesus’ wife ‘a fake’

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, on Friday said a papyrus that appears to show an early Christian referring to Jesus’ wife “a fake.” “Substantial reasons would lead us to conclude that the papyrus is actually a clumsy counterfeit,” the newspaper said in an editorial. “In other words, in any case it is a fake,” wrote Read more

Women could have prevented Church scandals, says journalist

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Sex-abuse and other scandals that trouble the Catholic Church could have been avoided if women had been in positions of power, according to the woman who edits a new supplement in the Vatican newspaper. Journalist-historian Lucetta Scaraffia is campaigning for women’s rights in the male-dominated Vatican and pushing for women to teach in seminaries to Read more

Vatican Newspaper gives voice to women for first time in 150 years

Monday, June 4th, 2012

The Vatican’s official newspaper is for the first time in its 150-year history publishing an all-colour women’s supplement “to give voice to the value that women bring to the church”. Women, Church, World will be edited by women and published withL’Osservatore Romano, the newspaper founded in 1861 and published by the Holy See on the Read more

L’Osservatore Romano slams BBC decision on BC and AD

Friday, October 7th, 2011

In an editorial written by Lucetta Scaraffia  in L’Osservatore Romano, the author rips into the BBC decision to change BC (Before Christ) to BCE (Before the Common Era) and AD (Anno Domini – the Year of the Lord) to CE (Common Era). She claims that  non-Christians have generally expressed little concern about use of the Read more

Pay wall for online Vatican Newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

The Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano is now online. The online version was launched on April 19, marking the anniversary of Pope Benedict’s election. The full version of L’Osservatore Romano, “The Roman Observer” is available in Italian and English. Until now the full daily version was printed only in Italian. A weekly version in English Read more

Vatican mourns Elizabeth Taylor

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Vatican Radio and the Vatican’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano mourned the passing of Elizabeth Taylor on Friday. “The curtain falls on the violet eyes of Hollywood” read the L’Osservatore headline. It is reported that L’Osservatore Romano said Taylor was the “last remaining star in the firmament of old Hollywood” and it praised her contributions on AIDS and other Read more