Pope Benedict Xvi

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.

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.

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