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Once again, Vatican reports drop in number of nuns and priests

Last year, there were 945,210 men and women worldwide in Catholic religious orders. That’s 7,230 fewer than the previous year, said a Vatican spokesman. Read the Associated Press story here….

The Vatican, the truth, and me

A couple of days ago, I posted this short item from, in which a Vatican spokesman talks about the moral obligation of journalists to report the truth. I observed that when I read the Zenit story, the first thought…

‘A moral duty to disseminate the truth’

I read the following on Journalists Have Duty to Serve Truth VATICAN CITY, JAN. 27, 2008 ( Those working in the media have a moral duty to disseminate the truth, according to a Vatican spokesman. My first thought was:…

Vatican newspaper runs point-counterpoint on Harry Potter

I know the Catholic Church takes a longer view of things than us MSM types. But isn’t Harry Potter so, like, 2007? Anyway, here’s a nugget from an account on ROME, January 15, 2008 ( – The Vatican newspaper…

3 million people hung with the pope last year

That’s the word from, the Catholic news site. The Vatican defines “visit” as participating at a public gathering with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican or the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo. Short story after the jump….

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