Posts tagged "rome"

One Verse at a Time

Ashley Baxstrom: There are trending topics, and then there are trending topics. Like the kind that will last 86 years rather than a week. Bonus staying power if they’re holy! Beliefnet reported a project called "#TweetTheBible,” started by some guy named Anthony J. Thompson and his friends, who basically joked that St. Paul would totally...

Words and Deeds in Malaysia

Malaysia's Prime Minister talks of tolerance in Rome but doesn't "walk the talk" back home by Natasja Sheriff In a rare meeting in July, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Pope Benedict XVI agreed to establish diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Holy See. It was a historic meeting of national significance for Malaysia, which until this...

John Paul II Beatified Today

Pope John Paul II, who's been placed on the fast track to sainthood, was beatified in Rome today, before heads of state and hundreds of thousands of religious loyals.  Writes The Guaradian:
Beatification is the last step on the road to sainthood, though not all those who are beatified are finally canonised. Before conferring the...

God Hut

Jewish architect Richard Meier‘s vision for the Catholic church has just opened in a working class suburb of Rome. There’s a lovely picture in The New York Times — Meier shot from down low in front of his creation, hand to the heavens as if summoning forth the light — accompanying a serviceable article by Alan Riding on the construction...