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Tag: Pope Benedict

Pope Francis: ‘Evolution of Nature Is Not Inconsistent With the Notion of Creation’

The increasingly popular pope warns against the perils of depicting God as a “magician.”

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Pope Francis

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Pope’s Past

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Holy Smokes

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Reinventing the Vatican

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Listen: Father Guido Sarducci on the Election of Pope Francis

The “Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update correspondent made an appearance on KPFK radio’s “Pocho Hour of Power” to comment on popes past and present.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Haunted Pontiff

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New Pope

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Pope Francis l

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Pope Francis as a Gaucho

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The Papal Conclave

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AP/Gregorio Borgia

Meet the New Pope

As The New York Times points out, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years.

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The Signal

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Pope Slippers

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The Papal Conclave Smoke

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The Pope’s Goodbye

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Sweet Sistine

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College of Cardinals

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School ‘Reform’ the Walmart Way

The Walton family, better known as the Walmart heirs, have invested millions in trying to privatize Los Angeles public schools; perhaps the true culprit of the sequester is President Obama; meanwhile, the former pope’s resignation can be seen as a sound surrender rather than a cowardly abdication. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Catholic Church Pope

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Reality Show

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The Pope Resigns

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Pope Benedict XVI and Granny Smith

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Papal Divestment

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This Is Not a Pope

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Farewell Speech

In his final address as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI thanked the large crowd for its support and recalled joyous and difficult moments of his papacy.

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Chick Pope

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Birth Control Is the New Poison

Laws proposed this year include a bill whose proponent is an Oklahoma cardiologist who sees venomous effects in hormonal contraception for women; the Obama administration has created a policy that will allow more public access to federally financed research; meanwhile, an Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict resigned thanks to pressure from a secret gay lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Pope Benedict Resigns

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The Conclave Chooses a New Pope

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Pope Retires

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Pope Jumps Ship

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Byenedictus XVI

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God Picks a New Pope

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Pope Heads Out

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The Pope’s Resignation

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The Pope Resigns

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Papal Abdication

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AP/dapd/Daniel Maurer

Three Things the Next Pope Can Do to Save the Roman Catholic Church

I don’t expect the Vatican to take my advice, which is only fair since I’ve been ignoring theirs my whole life.

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Pope Splits

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Pope Tweets and Quits

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White Smoke

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Pope Benedict XVI
Fabio Pozzebom / Agencia Brasil

The Paradoxes of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s resignation shouldn’t have surprised us as much as it did. As an institutionalist who believes in the Roman Catholic Church as the carrier of truth in a sinful world, he would worry a great deal about the impact of his own infirmities on the institution’s capacity to thrive.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE

AP/L'Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign From Scandal-Plagued Church

Whatever messages Pope Benedict tried to convey during his tenure were “drowned out” by the child abuse scandal and other controversies that rocked the Vatican during his reign, John Hooper writes at The Guardian.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 READ MORE

Mr. Fish's Cartoon

Dutch Catholics Seek to Ditch a Homophobic Church

Many Dutch citizens are attempting to “de-baptize” themselves to protest Pope Benedict’s anti-gay marriage declarations; a national database of gun owners may have helped prevent the Newtown shooting; and although the media insist the president is giving in to the Republicans’ demands to make cuts to Social Security, Obama’s been trying to reduce it all along. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 READ MORE

Fearless Tweeter

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 ENLARGE

Screenshot via the Pope's Twitter account

The Pope’s First Tweets

After days of buildup, Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first message Wednesday to his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers.

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