Pope Benedict Xvi

October 23, 2013

Secretary Recalls Final Months of Benedict XVI’s Pontificate

Archbishop Georg Gänswein’s wide-ranging interview included ‘Vatileaks’ and the pope emeritus’ relationship with his successor.

October 16, 2013

Ordinariate Use Unites Anglican Tradition to Catholic Church

A Mass on Oct. 10, the day after the memorial of Anglican convert Blessed John Henry Newman, was the first liturgy to officially integrate traditional Anglican prayers into the Roman rite.

October 7, 2013

Reform and Renewal: Legion of Christ General Chapter Set for January

Cardinal Velasio De Paolis revealed that the Legionaries will create a new constitution and elect new leadership to move forward from a wounded past.

August 21, 2013

Report: Benedict XVI Resigned After ‘Mystical Experience’

The pope emeritus reportedly disclosed God has planted the ‘absolute desire’ in his heart ‘to remain alone with him, secluded in prayer.’

July 30, 2013

Misinterpreting Francis

NEWS ANALYSIS: A Vatican official chided the mainstream media for its conflation of the Holy Father’s remarks on homosexuality.

July 24, 2013

Pope’s Encyclical a Bold Call to Proclaim Faith, Says Indian Cardinal

Between Blessed John Paul II and Pope Francis, a ‘great harvest of faith’ is taking place in Asia, according to Cardinal Oswald Gracias.

July 18, 2013

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Turns 25

The group that broke away from the Society of St. Pius X celebrates fidelity to liturgical traditions and papal authority.

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

NEWS ANALYSIS

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

COMMENTARY

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.

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