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Pope Francis Greets Homeless at Sistine Chapel SANCTE PATER - March 27, 2015 ... ( AFP ) - Dozens of homeless people were on Thursday treated to a private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, complete with a surprise appearance by Pope Francis himself, in the pontiff's latest gesture towards the most vulnerable in society. Normally one of the hottest tourist tickets in town, the home of Michelangelo's celebrated ceiling frescoes closed its doors early to regular visitors to enable the group of around 150 street-sleepers to be shown around the ...http://www.sanctepater.com/2015/03/pope-francis-greets-homeless-at-sistine.html
Pope's Second Lottery for Charity VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - March 24, 2015 ... available to enable the initiative to be repeated. The second lottery draw will take place on the solemnity of the Saints Peter and Paul, patrons of Rome, and the lucky numbers draw (each ticket costs 10 euros) is scheduled for 30 July, in the presence of a commission to guarantee the correct procedures. Prizes can be claimed during the following thirty days in the Department of Events Coordination of the Governorate of Vatican City State. Also on this occasion, like the first ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/03/popes-second-lottery-for-charity.html
"We Didn't Get the Shout-Out, but We Were Very, Very Close..." MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - February 19, 2015 ... Catholic gay rights group New Ways Ministry, posed for a photo in front of St. Peter's Basilica after attending Pope Francis' weekly general audience Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) The undercover correspondent we keep on retainer in an Atlantic seaboard city that knows how to keep its secrets, Guy Noir - Private Eye , sent me a message by carrier pigeon today from Portland, Oregon, where he was on assignment, saying that he had just spent seven hours ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2015/02/we-didnt-get-shout-out-but-we-were-very.html
Jeannine Gramick and a Group of Laity From the United States Were on the List of Guests at the Papal Audience. ABBEY ROADS - February 18, 2015 ... Ministry. All may be welcome, but all do not get papal endorsements - although I think they can get a blessing on parchment for a small offering. I've been getting emails alerting me to this 'expected' development. (It had been announced beforehand by the 'pilgrims'.) I will repeat here what I wrote to one friend: As you probably know, Cordileone recently received them as well ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2015/02/jeanine-gramick-and-group-of-laity-from.html
Quick Takes: Only If You Want to LAUGH OUT LOUD!! LITTLE CATHOLIC BUBBLE - February 1, 2015 1) There is a reason this video has been viewed millions of times . I think I've watched it at least a dozen times myself, and it gets funnier with each viewing! It's my hometown weatherman, Cory McCloskey, with the most hilarious save I've ever, ever seen. And knowing the towns and cities in question makes it just that much better. Go ahead, claim your laughs for the day: There, I was right, wasn't I? ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/LittleCatholicBubble/~3/V2JhBC9f4hM/quick-takes-only-if-you-want-to-laugh.html
A Few Clarifications About the Servers for the Papal Mass SERVANT AND STEWARD - December 26, 2014 ... story yesterday from the Associated Press about some of the seminarians who served the Christmas Eve Mass celebrated by His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican Basilica. I am pleased that the SJ-R decided to publish a story about this unexpected gift, but the article contains several errors which I will here attempt to clarify. First , in addition to the seven seminarians from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, two other seminarians ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/wDihviXjJFQ/a-few-clarifications-about-servers-for.html