(The Globe and Mail) The Vatican faces a widening scandal that in one short week has seen the butler of Pope Benedict XVI arrested, the president of its bank unceremoniously dismissed and the publication of a new book alleging conspiracies among cardinals. It was a poisonous Pentecost Sunday for the Pope, who likely had the […]
(Activist Post) Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, the president of Vatican’s bank Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), reportedly resigned Thursday after a vote of no confidence by the bank’s board. No details were given other than that Tedeschi “failed to meet some highly important functions” and that he was removed for “for dereliction of duty.” Tedeschi […]
(Yahoo News) In comments that may shock some staunch Catholics, Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a myth. He appeared alongside renowned evolutionary biologist and atheist, Professor Richard Dawkins, on the ABC’s Q&A program last night. Cardinal Pell said the existence of Adam and Eve was not a […]
Steve Jobs’ sister said in her eulogy that on his death bed Jobs’ final words were, “Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow.” This may have been a Tibetan experience.