Pope Benedict Xvi

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

NEWS ANALYSIS

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.

February 25, 2013

Pew Poll Finds Strong Approval for Pope Benedict

Most Catholics who were surveyed are in favor of keeping strong Catholic traditions.

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 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

Will Benedict Still Be ‘Pope’?

Bishop Paprocki mines canon law for guidance on what to call the Holy Father after Feb. 28 and how to define his landmark decision to step down.

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 16, 2013

Holy Land Populace Unites in Support of Pope Benedict

Local Christians, Jews and Muslims don’t often agree on issues, but they express their mutual respect and support for the Holy Father following his resignation announcement.

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

Prayers for Pope Benedict, for the Election and for His Successor

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

Cardinal Dolan: Benedict's Papacy Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reflects on Holy Father's 'tender heart of a pastor' that prompted him to encourage and meet his flock around the world.

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