Posts Tagged ‘St Peter’

Vatican basilica to serve as screen for new St Peter film

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

For two weeks in October, the facade of St Peter’s Basilica will be the screen for the nighttime showing of a short film about the life, the call and the ministry of St Peter. The eight-minute 3D film, using art from the basilica and from the Vatican Museums, will be projected onto the facade every Read more

St Peter’s remains found

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Bones said to be St Peter’s have been found near the altar in a church in Rome. St Peter, who was the first Pope, died about 2,000 years ago. The relics were found under the floor in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the district of Trastevere. Read more

Quiz: Who said it St Peter or St Paul?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

BuzzFeed is known for its funny articles and sometimes controversial news stories, so Theresa Williams  wanted to find out what they had on Catholics. She typed “Catholic” in the search bar. This  quiz is one of the things the search came up with. Read more

Is the basilica of St Peter built on the bones of St Peter?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

In many ways, the story of the church starts with Peter. With the words, “And I tell you, Peter, that on this rock I will build my church,” Jesus appoints Peter as head of his new church and charges him with the responsibility to build it from the ground (Matt. 16). Throughout the centuries, biblical Read more

Vatican unveils bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Vatican on Sunday unveiled a handful of bone fragments purportedly belonging to St. Peter. Pope Francis prayed before the bones, which were revealed in a bronze case near the alter at a mass celebrating the end of the Year of Faith in St. Peter’s Square, the Associated Press reports. The remains were discovered in Read more

Unprecedented: St Peter’s relics to be displayed for public veneration

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

The Vatican is planning to end the Year of Faith with an unprecedented display of St Peter’s relics. It is the first time in history, the bones, believed to be those of first Bishop of Rome’s bones will leave the Vatican Grotto and be on display for public veneration. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president for the Pontifical Read more

Revitalised liturgy key to reviving rundown parish

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

A revitalised liturgy has been the key to reviving a rundown parish in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, which was impoverished with dwindling numbers until Father Damien Cook arrived. Now there is a vibrant Catholic culture, with liturgies celebrated both facing the people and facing the altar, Eucharistic adoration, a host of parish organisations, a music ministry, Read more