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On Saturday evening in Rome, the story reverberating around the Vatican walls was not the 24 new Cardinals who had just been created, or which Roman church they would be assigned as their titular church. Instead, while the two dozen new Cardinals were meeting and being congratulated by the faithful, the story making headlines on ...read more
On Tuesday, September 28th, “Vaticanista” John L. Allen, Jr. was in Toronto as part of the Kelly Lecture. The text of his talk, “Covering the Vatican and the Church — A Vaticanista Reflects on Challenges Facing the Church Today”, is found below. This talk will also be broadcast on S+L on Wednesday, October 13th at ...read more