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The United Kingdom moved closer to being the latest nation to legislate in favor of same-sex "marriage" this week when it passed a bill allowing such ceremonies to take place in England and Wales. The bill still has to go before the House of Lords, but such legislation coming even this far would have been unthin...read more
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It would be impossible for me to describe all that the Vatican Museums have given me over the years. Explaining its vast collection has maintained my family; studying the myriad works has …read more
Last week when I was in the United States, I found that in order to take America's mind off gun laws and fiscal cliffs, news outlets had turned to an uplifting story about life. Everyone was …read more
As the news cycle slowed over Christmas, one notable anniversary in Rome was largely passed over: the 30th birthday of the famous "Pranzo di Natale" – or Christmas Lunch – for the homeless …read more
What does one give the Pope for Christmas? Somehow appliances seem inappropriate, altarpieces and reliquaries have been done to the point of overkill, and food, cash and other sundries will …read more
By Edward Pentin The immensity of the man will only be fully appreciated in the years and decades to come," said Leo Darroch at a recent Rome conference. "He will be recognized as a true son …read more