Vatican

Bieber 'Scolded' For Behaviour At Vatican During $30,000 Private Tour

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Music

After being called out by a father earlier this year for his actions at a Walmart in Stratford, Ont, now Justin Bieber is being called out by Fathers ...

Quebec Archbishop Among New Cardinals Named By Pope

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada

VATICAN, Vatican City - Quebec Archbishop Gerald Cyprien Lacroix was among a new batch of cardinals selected by Pope Francis on Sunday, joining an eli...

Can Atheists and Theists Get Along?

Doug Thomas | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada
Doug Thomas

Most atheists have read much more of the holy books than theists think. They are surprised when an atheist is able to quote a passage from holy scripture. So, atheists thank them very much for their concern, already know about the gods, but just don't share their faith in those gods. Can atheists have a dialogue with theists, then? Yes, if theists can agree to remove two hurdles.

Popes and Politicians Alike Need a Hand These Days

Diane Francis | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

Immediately after Pope Francis became the leader of the world's 1.2-billion Catholics this week, he prayed for guidance. And it's little wonder. He is the newly elected CEO of the Vatican. The United States, despite a currency mantra of "In God We Trust," has also been forced to undergo serious soul-searching following its 2008 fiscal catastrophe.

Watching the Watchdog: Did We Just Watch Vatican Idol?

Tim Knight | Posted 05.14.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

This edition of Vatican Idol -- brought to you at a cost of many millions by nearly every media outlet in the world -- is, thank the lord, finally over. Much sound (hymns, sermons and endless journalistic platitudes), no visible fury, and in the end, no significance except the name of the next chief executive officer of this exclusive and dysfunctional men's club.

WATCH: BLACK SMOKE

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY — This time there was no doubt. There was no new pope yet, and the mystery of who — and when — was as thick as the unmistakable hea...

Vatican Blasts 'Deplorable' Reports

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to el...

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Says World Not Ready for Canadian Pope

Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada

While Quebec native Marc Ouellet is considered a leading contender for pope, Stephen Colbert isn't having any of it. The satirical newsman says Cardin...

Are the Pope's Nuns a Bunch of "Radical Feminists"?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Last month the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith scolded the Leadership Conference of Women's Religious for subscribing to "radical feminist themes" like social justice and poverty, while being silent about abortion and same sex. It simply looks bad. Many feel that nuns represent the strength and mainstay of Catholic Church.

Toronto Archbishop Elevated To Cardinal

CP | Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 04.19.2012 | Canada

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict on Saturday brought 22 Catholic churchmen, including Toronto Archbishop Thomas Collins, into the elite club of cardinals ...