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Brittany Maynard Fights For Death With Dignity Beyond Her Own Passing

Brittany Maynard Fights For Death With Dignity Beyond Her Own Passing

By Val Powell November 20, 2014

The woman who chose to end her life after being diagnosed with a rare and debilitating form of brain cancer is still fighting for the right to death with dignity after her own passing on November 1. Brittany Maynard chose …

Floribeth Mora Attributes Life to Pope John Paul II

Floribeth Mora was dying of an aneurysm in Costa Rica about three years ago. Doctors had determined it was inoperable. As Mora laid in her bed and waited to die, however, she noticed a photograph of Pope John Paul II …

Atlanta Archbishop Selling Mansion

Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said Saturday that he’ll move out of his $2.2 million mansion and place it on the market in early May, after coming under harsh criticism for building such opulent digs. Gregory said he’ll contribute the funds …

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build …

Cocaine-Filled Condoms Sent To Vatican

A lot of strange things get sent through the mail and drugs are one of the most common. While drug dealers and users will go to great lengths to hide or disguise drugs, sometimes they slip up and most mail …

Cocaine-filled Condoms Seized on the Way to Vatican

In January, German customs officials at Leipzig airport seized 340 grams (12 ounces) of cocaine packed into 14 condoms that were en route to the Vatican city. WHOA. PAUSE. SAY WHAT? According to the New York Post, a weekly report by …

Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican

On March 13, 2013, Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope. The announcement of a new Pope came at nighttime, as white smoke poured from the chimney and caused the crowd to cheer while waiting to see …

Pope Francis Marks One Year as Pontiff Pope Francis Marks One Year as Pontiff

Pope Francis is now one year into his tenure as Bishop of Rome and leader of the Catholic Church as a whole. And what a year it’s been! The past 12 months have seen more news come out of the …

Roxana Rodriguez Is The Pregnant Nun Roxana Rodriguez Is The Pregnant Nun

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A pregnant nun sounds like something you might see in an Adam Sandler movie, but it is actually a real scenario. 31 year old Roxana Rodriguez was living a simple life in a convent, but all that changed one night …

Pope Wishes All World Peace, Included Atheists

The 77-year-old Pope Francis is full of surprises since he became the new residing pontiff of the Catholic Church. In his first Christmas address from the balcony at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square he made a broad call to the …

Pope Francis Preaches Mercy, Not Dogma, in Interview

Pope Francis has made some bold moves since becoming Pope. First, he shunned his elaborate palace-like apartment in the Vatican in favor of the guest house. Pope Francis also got rid of the Pope-mobile, has washed the feet of others …

Case of the Smuggling Monsignor Gets Deeper
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The story of the Vatican official who was arrested for attempting to smuggle money has gotten even more cloak-and-dagger. The official, Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, 61, worked as a senior accountant in the Vatican’s financial administration. He is accused of colluding …

Vatican Scandal Prompts Resignations
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Late last week we brought you news that a Vatican official had been arrested for allegedly participating in a scheme to smuggle millions of euros into Italy from Switzerland. The arrest, which was part of a lengthy investigation, came just …

Vatican Official Arrested For Smuggling Money

Earlier this week, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had set up a “Commission for Reference” or board of inquiry for the Institute for Works of Religion – the Vatican Bank. The IOR, as it is called, has been rocked …

Sistine Chapel Closes Ahead of Papal Conclave
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In order to prepare for the upcoming Papal Conclave, the Vatican today closed the Sistine Chapel to visitors. As of 1 pm today, the chapel, famous for its renaissance frescoes, will be closed to the public until the process of …

Vatican Butler Ordered to Stand Trial

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler has been ordered by the Vatican to stand trial over a whistle-blowing scandal that has been simmering since May. Paolo Gabriele was arrested on May 25 after leaking many confidential Vatican letters addressed to the …

Emanuela Orlandi: Priest Claims Girl Was Kidnapped

Emanuela Orlandi, a 15 year-old Italian girl who went missing in Rome, Italy over 28 years ago, remains one of the country’s greatest mysteries. According to the Wikipedia page, Emanuela was supposed to be meeting up with a representative for …