The miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of St Januarius happened again at the Cathedral of Naples, Italy, on September 19, the saint’s feast day. St Januarius was a Bishop of Naples who is believed to have been martyred around the year 305 during the Diocletian persecution. His blood is kept in a sealed glass ampoule… Continue reading Blood of St Januarius liquefies once again in Naples Cathedral
Raphael Sanzio gets credit for a style of papal portraiture that lasted more than four centuries. It began with his portrait of Julius II (reigned 1503–1513), who is seen in three-quarter profile in an armchair that is placed on a diagonal. Like all of his successors in this style of portraits, the pope wears a… Continue reading Pontifical Effect
Have you heard? Tom Horn and Cris Putnam have written the book of books demonstrating Pope Francis to be the last pope. Yes, folks, the end of the world is upon us. The book is called Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, published in 2012. This is not to be confused with their sequel, Exo-Vaticanus,… Continue reading Is Pope Francis the Final Roman Pontiff?