benedict xvi

The Paradoxes of Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 12, 2013
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.
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Catholic Bishop Resigns Over Secret Family

Jan 4, 2012
It certainly is difficult to uphold a vow of celibacy when confronted by the contradictory evidence embodied in two teenage children, and this is the reason why a Los Angeles-area bishop, Gabino Zavala, recently resigned from his vaunted position within the Catholic Church.

Sarandon vs. the Vatican

Oct 18, 2011
Susan Sarandon is known for rousing the rabble, both onscreen and off, and she has infused her public persona with her politics in a way that has made her a celebrity spokeswoman for a certain brand of lefty sensibility and a lightning rod for the right She does give the impression (more) .

Your Guide to Papal Beatification

Jan 15, 2011
The late Pope John Paul II, who died only six years ago, will move a step farther along the path toward sainthood when the Vatican beatifies him May 1 The campaign for his being declared a saint is being helped by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI, and by a French nun .

The Pope’s Progress

Dec 4, 2010
Now, can millions of Catholics around the world be free to use condoms and worship God? Can thousands of priests and others free their tongues and hands to help fight the scourge of AIDS and not worry about the “evil” of condom use?Finally, Pope Benedict XVI has opened the theological door to affirming condom use to help stem the spread of HIV in the world.