Next month's enthronement of Justin Welby as head of the worldwide Anglican communion may well be a stormy occasion.
In these extracts from a much longer article, the reverend points out that executions have been enthusiastically endorsed by Popes in the past and capital punishment is not expressly described as evil by the Catechism.
The first in a long series of apparitions and miraculous occurrences took place in the small town of Lourdes on February 11.
Media reports this week that the Vatican has signaled possible support for gay couples have been hastily denied by spokesman Archbishop Paglia.
Both the journalist and the victim have been sentenced to imprisonment, causing a storm of protest worldwide.
The Year of the Snake, which starts on February 10th, will feature financial woes and a Japan-China flashpoint according to the soothsayers.
Father Ladislas Orsy says it may take another 100 years before the full impact of the Second Vatican Council is clear.
The miraculous story of an orphan boy who lived with Franciscan friars, and his relationship with a life sized crucifix, is about to reach a new audience.
The diocese has stressed that his new job will not bring him into contact with children, but this has not calmed protesters.
The well known preacher tortured, raped and killed the five-year-old, but Saudi Arabian law allowed him to go free after a brief detention.
A report from ChinaAid says religious persecution has worsened for the seventh year running. Moreover, it claims the State has a strategic plan of anti-Christian aggression.
The writer maintains that the Church's willingness to release confidential documents is even more significant than Cardinal Mahony's widely reported castigation.