Pope Benedict Xvi

February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on Feb 28th - Full Statement

February 10, 2013

Bishop John D'Arcy: a Legacy of 'Tough Love'

The former Boston auxiliary recalls his attempts to stop the sex-abuse scandal before it happened.

February 6, 2013

Pope Benedict on God's Loving Creation: 'It Is Good to Be Human'

During his Feb. 6, the Holy Father focused his attention on the second phrase of the Creed: God is the 'Creator of heaven and earth.'

January 28, 2013

Pope Offers Plenary Indulgence During World Day of the Sick

January 2, 2013

Pope: Complete Trust in the Lord Changes Everything

The Holy Father's first audience of 2013.

December 31, 2012

Pope Benedict’s Momentous 2012

In the seventh year of his pontificate, the Holy Father is as vital as ever.

December 20, 2012

'Humanae Vitae' Author Pope Paul VI Moves Toward Sainthood

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

December 20, 2012

Pope Writes Op-Ed on Meaning of Christmas

December 17, 2012

Pope Benedict on the Mystery of "John the Presbyter"

December 10, 2012

Christmas Is More Than a Party, Pope Explains

The Holy Father suggests Catholics prepare for Christmas amid a consumerist society by listening to the voice of John the Baptist.

December 6, 2012

Pope to Bishops: Keep Church Charities Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI’s new motu proprio affirms the importance of Catholic charities and outlines the stewardship responsibilities of bishops.

December 3, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI Takes to Twitter

More than 200,000 have signed on to follow @Pontifex, the Holy Father’s handle. His first official 'tweet' will be Dec. 12.

December 3, 2012

Pope Calls on Bishops to Run Charities Better

In a new apostolic letter, the Holy Father asks bishops to improve their supervision of local charities and ensure that these groups’ work does not contradict Catholic teaching.

December 3, 2012

Ask the Pope a Question via Twitter

Pope Unveils Twitter Account

November 28, 2012

Pope Counsels Parents to Share Faith With Joy, Dialogue

Parents are ‘the first messengers of God,’ the Holy Father says, and the family is ‘the first school to communicate the faith to new generations.’

November 28, 2012

Leader of Anglican Ordinariate Recalls Joy of First Year

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, the shepherd of the new Anglican communities that are coming into the Catholic Church, says the past months have been showered with blessings.

November 20, 2012

Lighting the Spark Plug of Grace

Pope Benedict XVI’s personal theologian highlights a key issue for the Year of Faith.

November 15, 2012

Pope Creates Academy to Promote Knowledge of Latin

Holy Father launches new Pontifical Academy for Latin to help priests and academics deepen their knowledge and ability with the language.

November 14, 2012

'Practical Atheism' More Destructive Than Disbelief, Pope Says

At his weekly general audience, the Holy Father proposes three methods of discovering God in today’s disbelieving world.

November 13, 2012

Pope Benedict Brings Joy to ‘Peers’ at Elderly Home

Holy Father: 'In every age, we must be able to detect the presence and blessing of the Lord and the treasures it contains. Do not ever be imprisoned by sadness! We have received the gift of a long life. In our face, there is always the joy of feeling loved by God and never sadness.'

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