Lightning strikes the Vatican

Also, watch it Here: http://bcove.me/4rgj6a3g Lightning struck the St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28. In this photo taken by Filippo Monteforte, the St. Peter’s iconic dome received a direct hit from lightning during stormy weather. When he became…

Report: Fugitive alleged killer is target of police drone

    1 day  ago Christopher Dorner, the homicidal former cop currently on the run from the LAPD, is a target of airborne drones on U.S. soil, an anonymous source told London’s Express. A senior police source told the Express, “The thermal imaging cameras the drones use may be our only hope of finding him. On…

Pope’s sudden resignation sends shockwaves through Church

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY | Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:02pm EST (Reuters) – Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to carry on. Church officials tried to relay…

Vatican Works To Stop Sunday Shopping In Italy

Religion News Service |  By Alessandro Speciale Posted: 12/20/2012 8:07 am EST VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church, trade unions and small business associations have joined forces in a bid to save Sundays. In a bid to spur economic growth, outgoing Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti backed a new law that allows shops to…

10 Commandments for Zambia

Lusaka – Zambia’s new President Michael Sata, the first elected Catholic head of state and a devout believer, said on Sunday his government would follow the tenets of the 10 Biblical Commandments. “This government will be governed on the 10 Commandments. Thou shall not steal, do unto others as you would like them to do…

POPE ADDRESSES 5 DISPUTED QUESTIONS IN NEW BOOK

Cardinal Ouellet Presents Pontiff’s “Jesus of Nazareth” VATICAN CITY, MARCH 11, 2011 (Zenit.org).- In his new book, Benedict XVI clarifies five disputed questions on the life of Christ that still spark heated debates among theologians and others, noted Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and relator of the 2008 Synod of…

Time out necessary to help ‘save our souls’

Fri, 22 Jun 2012 Opinion | Faith and reason The spirit behind taking time out on the Sabbath is as pivotal to a rounded life as ever it was, writes Ian Harris. “Where is the life we have lost in the living?” asked poet T.S. Eliot nearly 80 years ago, in the pageant play The Rock. It…

No Sunday shopping: Dutch vote spawns some offbeat ideas

2012-09-07 10:39 by Jan Hennop THE HAGUE, Sept 7, 2012 (AFP) – Shutting the Netherlands down on Sundays, protecting an African language and living a work-free life are some of the more offbeat policies being put forward by Dutch parties ahead of Wednesday’s vote. A whopping 21 parties are contesting parliament’s 150 seats in the…

Proposed ‘Sundays Off’ Plan Crawls Ahead

A proposal to extend the weekend past Shabbat into Sunday has made it past the prime minister, sources in Jerusalem said this week. A proposal to extend the weekend past Shabbat into Sunday has made it past the prime minister, sources in Jerusalem said this week. There is nothing new about a shorter work week in…

Ahmadinejad addresses U.N. General Assembly amid protests

Amid warnings from other world leaders—and planned protests outside—Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, his last speech in front of the world body as president of Iran. The outspoken Iranian leader called for a “new world order,” criticizing capitalism and the United States and Europe for “trampling on the rights of…