Papacy

March 1, 2013

A Gem of a Pope

February 22, 2013

Vatican Spokesman: Prepare Spiritually for Pope’s Last Days

Father Federico Lombardi says it's time for Catholics to prepare for the Pope's resignation with spiritual growth, not division.

February 21, 2013

Your Holiness, the Jewish World Will Miss You

COMMENTARY: The president of the Pave the Way Foundation esteems the departing Pope Benedict XVI for advancing the cause of Catholic-Jewish relations.

February 21, 2013

Benedict XVI, ‘the Pope of Christian Unity’

The head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham lauds the Holy Father's trailblazing unity with Anglicans.

February 20, 2013

Msgr. Ratzinger: My Brother’s Decision Was for the Good of the Church

Even though he will be ‘retired,’ Benedict XVI will not ‘sit around waiting for the day to end,’ his brother says.

February 19, 2013

Pope Benedict Noted for Linking Education With Love of God

Catholic university scholars laud the Holy Father for his lifelong commitment to integrate the faith with education.

February 18, 2013

Pope Benedict on the Spiritual Battle That Is Lent

At its core, temptation is always meant to exploit God for some lowly end, the Holy Father explains in his second to last Angelus address Feb. 17.

February 15, 2013

Resignation Aftermath: Pope as CEO?

After Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, the decision stirs confusion, concern and spin.

February 14, 2013

Benedict Will Still Be There for Us

COMMENTARY: Pope Benedict had a profound effect on this former Presbyterian minister.

February 13, 2013

Habemus Ex-Papam? Benedict Gives New Life to Old Precedent

‘The Holy Father is a realist,’ Cardinal Adam Maida explains about the Pope’s startling decision to step down.

February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict’s Prayerful Decision to Resign

Waning strength of mind and body led to his decision, which the papal spokesman said reflected ‘great courage.’

February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign

December 20, 2012

'Humanae Vitae' Author Pope Paul VI Moves Toward Sainthood

Pope Benedict XVI said his predecessor had 'heroic virtue' on Dec. 20.

June 22, 2012

Prayer Vigil Held For Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Square

March 14, 2012

Missouri Bishop Reflects on Visits With Benedict XVI and John Paul II

Bishop John Gaydos of Jefferson City, Mo., and other bishops from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska are currently in Rome.

March 8, 2012

Dubuque's Bishop Hanus Reminds His Fellow Bishops to Imitate St. Peter

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas bishops are in Rome for their ad limina apostolurum (to the threshold of the apostles) visit.

October 5, 2011

Crusader Myths, Contraceptives Double Risk of AIDS, The Spaghetti Monster, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

September 27, 2011

Why the Papacy Endures, Conversion of a Lustful Satanist Magician, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

August 22, 2011

Back to School Saint Advice, The Power of Beauty, The New Addiction, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

July 6, 2011

East-West Catholic Dialogue in D.C.

Orientale Lumen conference tussles over the role of the papacy. Greek Orthodox bishop suggests a Ratzingerian solution.

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