All Blog Posts Tagged 'vatican' (11)

Vatican's real estate of Mussolini's nest-egg... wanna spill some beans?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/vatican-secret-property-empire-mussolini

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Since then the international value of Mussolini's nest-egg has mounted until it now exceeds £500m. In 2006, at the height of the recent property bubble, the Vatican spent £15m of those funds to buy 30 St James's Square. Other UK properties are at 168 New Bond Street and in the city of…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 28, 2013 at 8:18pm — 4 Comments

The Pope John Paul II needed our help! He was a self harmer!

In The Name Of the Whip, and of the Flail and of the ...OUCH THAT HURT!

Can it really be said that one who locks himself away in a room, takes a whip or a flail that he has hanging in his closet, kneels or sits and begins beating himself is psychologically healthy? Is it not a sign of distress? Would it not be thought of as a 'cry for help', if you will allow me the cliche, to cause your self physical harm because of an… Continue

Added by Mark on January 30, 2010 at 7:37am — 2 Comments

The Galileo 2009 Conference: Faith and Science Have the Same Roots?

Today, 26 May 2009, sees the opening of the "Galileo 2009" conference, organised by the Jesuit Stensen Institute and held in Florence. The first day takes place in the Basilica of Santa Croce, where Galileo is now buried, with the last day being held in the Villa "Il Gioello di Arcetri", where Galileo spent his last years. Today's Osservatore Romano has two articles… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on May 26, 2009 at 3:54am — No Comments

Examining the Secular - Latest Highlights

Hey gang, here are some highlights from my column at Examiner.com over the past week!



* I insist that it's okay to be judgmental about things really are bad

* I worry over… Continue

Added by Paul Fidalgo on March 7, 2009 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Vatican Accuses Scientists of not having enough faith or reason!

In the recent edition of the Osservatore Romano (16-17 Feb 2009) there is a very short piece entitled "In the footsteps of Galileo science must value faith and reason." The message is spelled out in the first sentence, stating that scientists are called upon by the Vatican to not renounce "neither reason nor faith". To suggest that scientists do not value reason is an insult of the highest order. But the abuse of language which is one of the hallmarks of Vatican propaganda needs not only to be… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on February 17, 2009 at 10:42pm — 3 Comments

Vatican Accepts Darwinian Evolution as True

The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin was on the right track when he claimed that Man descended from apes.



A leading official declared yesterday that Darwin’s theory of evolution was compatible with Christian faith, and could even be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. “In fact, what we mean by evolution is the world as created by God,” said Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Vatican also dealt the final blow to speculation… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on February 13, 2009 at 9:58pm — 6 Comments

Galileo and the Vatican - comments on new Osservatore articles

The Vatican has decided to join the events of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. It is also nearly the 400th anniversary of the publication of Galileo's Starry Messenger (Sidereus nuncius). The Osservatore Romano has recently published two articles concerning these events. On the 30th January is the piece "Galileo's revolution 400 years later" and on 31st "The "Galileo Case" as an opportunity for dialogue". The style of the Osservatore, and of course the Vatican, is always tortuous when… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on February 1, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

religion, now with aliens?

In May of last year, the director of the Vatican Observatory, Father Gabriel Funes, attracted a few sideways glances after he said that not only could intelligent aliens exist on other worlds but they would be free from original sin since there’s nothing in the Bible about aliens eating the forbidden fruit. But while his article in a Vatican newspapers has been published as an novel oddity, does it represent a future trend of religious institutions rushing to make a definitive statement on… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 21, 2009 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

Atheism and Europe have their roots in Christianity claims Vatican

This is my first post on this site and not wholly sure whether best to post a blog or forum post or start a group! Anyway, no doubt I'll find my way around.



I've written an article on Atheism and Europe have Christian Roots claims Vatican on my own Asylum Joy blog. Would appreciate some comments on this, as well as possibly some votes on StumbleUpon. Actually, on this last point am slowly… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 17, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

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