Pope Benedict Xvi, Faith And Love

July 8, 2013

'Lumen Fidei': Guidance for an Increasingly Irreligious World

In a clear, profound and beautiful way, the new encyclical explains why faith in God remains the only authentic way to make sense of life.

July 5, 2013

Release of Pope Francis’ First Encyclical Stresses Beauty of Faith

Pope Francis said he is ‘deeply grateful’ to his predecessor for having almost completed the first draft of the encyclical, which he says is ‘meant to supplement what Benedict XVI had written in his encyclical letters on charity and hope.’

June 14, 2013

A Vatican ‘Gay Lobby’? This Is Not the Focus of the Question


May 29, 2013

Pope Francis to Lead Global Holy Hour

The period of Eucharistic adoration takes place to mark the Solemnity of Corpus Christi June 2.

May 28, 2013

Pope Francis Will Complete Benedict XVI’s Encyclical on Faith

The pope emeritus will not contribute additional material to the document, the Vatican discloses.

April 30, 2013

‘Sacra Liturgia 2013’ Inspired by Benedict XVI’s Writings on the Mass

Bishop Dominique Rey of France discusses the significance of the Pope Emeritus’ work on the liturgy.

April 29, 2013

Benedict XVI: Doctor of the Church

April 16, 2013

On 86th Birthday, Benedict Praised as Deeply Humble

Author Charles Coulombe was inspired to write The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI because he considered Benedict to have been ‘the best pope I’ve lived under.’

April 11, 2013

The Church and the (Secular) State

April 1, 2013

Meet the Popes Who Thought About Resigning—But Didn't

March 20, 2013

Benedict XVI Put Liturgy Front and Center

NEWS ANALYSIS: The pope emeritus’ words and deeds regarding the Mass led the faithful closer to God.

March 15, 2013

Pope Francis and the Wisdom of Years


March 12, 2013

Was 2012 the Year the Church Discovered Twitter?

Adopting the same online approach as Benedict XVI’s lead, many American bishops have established a strong Internet presence.

March 7, 2013

Cardinal Bertone: New Pope Must Have Docility and Strength

New pope faces the challenge of encouraging society to make our world more humane and peaceful.

March 6, 2013

Recipe for a Pope: a Christlike Man Who Can Govern and Unite


March 1, 2013

A Gem of a Pope

February 28, 2013

Pope Benedict’s Kiss Goodbye

Infant son of a CNA editor received a farewell kiss from Pope Benedict.

February 28, 2013

Benedict's Final Meeting With Cardinals

Speaking to 144 cardinals in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, he pledges his ‘unconditional reverence and obedience’ to his successor.

February 28, 2013

Cardinal Wuerl Describes Spiritual Experience of Conclave

The archbishop of Washington asks the Church to pray and ask God to send the Holy Spirit on the cardinals during the conclave.

February 26, 2013

Cardinal Wuerl Thanks Pope for Guidance and Humble Example

Approximately 3,000 people gathered at the National Shrine in Washington for a Mass of thanksgiving for the service of the Pope.

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