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Pope Francis sends his greetings to Benedict XVI on his 89th birthday

Catholic News Agency - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
“The Holy Father Francis, along with all those who accompany him in his visit to Lesbos--his entourage and journalists--send emeritus Pope Benedict XVI the most affectionate and cordial greetings on the occasion of his 89th birthday, asking the Lord to ...

The Diagnosis and the Cure: Benedict XVI and the Dictatorship of Relativism

Aleteia EN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger would emerge from Conclave as Pope Benedict XVI. And one day, I imagine, he will be named a Doctor of the Church.

Benedict XVI: A “Great Reformer”? Yes, and a Stabilizer, Too

Aleteia EN - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Though it goes against all of the media narratives, it would be difficult for anyone to argue with John Allen's opinion that Pope Benedict XVI, who was elected to the papacy 11 years ago, today, was very much a pope of great, if unglamorous, reforms.

Book Review: Inside stories about John Paul II, also told by his successor Benedict XVI (blog) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
As a journalist, he began interviewing people who knew Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, including Pope Benedict XVI. Twenty-two interviews have been published in his book, Stories about Saint John Paul II told by His Close Friends and Co-Workers.

Pope Francis marks a comeback for “old-time curialists”

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
As of today, almost three-quarters of the officials who lead important departments are still hold-overs from the reign of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. If one considers “the Vatican” to include both the Roman Curia, meaning the government of the ...
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Today in History: May 1

KRQE News 13 - ‎4 hours ago‎
... landed in a jet on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast and, in a speech to the nation, declared major combat in Iraq over.

This day in history

The Boston Globe - ‎15 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II, moving his predecessor a step closer to sainthood in a Vatican Mass attended by some 1.5 million pilgrims.

Is the Pope a Catholic?

Times of Malta - ‎12 hours ago‎
The title is borrowed from Benedict XVI's apostolic letter heralding a Year of Faith in 2012. The blog 'Rorate Coeli' stated: “God have mercy on His Holy Church…This is a catastrophe.

Pope's exhortation is a 'breach' with Catholic Tradition: leading German philosopher

Lifesite - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
April 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A prominent Catholic philosopher and close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said Thursday that Pope Francis's exhortation Amoris Laetitia is a “breach” with Catholic tradition and directly contradicts the teachings ...
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Biden Speaks About Faith and Curing Cancer at the Vatican

The Boston Globe - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Rhoades wrote. Biden has met two previous popes: Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. He famously told Pope Benedict XVI to be easier on American nuns, the target of a Vatican crackdown for their activism on issues like poverty and health care.

Archbishiop Viganò: The Best Nuncio We've Had

National Catholic Register - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The announcement that Archbishop Christoph Pierre will succeed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò as apostolic nuncio to the United States is an opportunity to pay tribute to a courageous Churchman who has served Catholicism, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope ...

Archbishop to speak at Bellarmine graduation

The Courier-Journal - ‎22 hours ago‎
Kurtz, who is also president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has led the Archdiocese of Louisville since Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to the position in 2007. Kurtz was Knoxville's bishop for eight years and, prior to that, he served for ...
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Vatican cracks down on tax cheats - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Vatican efforts to put its finances in order initially accelerated after Pope Francis's election in 2013. But an economic reform commission he established has since been disbanded and three of its members are currently on trial with the journalists ...

St. Joseph & St. Patrick in Utica celebrates 175 years today

Utica Observer Dispatch - ‎8 hours ago‎
She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21, 2012. The church's mission statement, “We are Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy of Saint Marianne Cope,” is brought to life through its charity work - especially its soup kitchen.
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Full text: Interview with Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia

Catholic News Agency - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Professor Spaemann, you have accompanied the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI with your philosophy. Many believers are now asking, whether and how Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia should be read in continuity ...

New US Nuncio Is a Well-Regarded Diplomat

National Catholic Register - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Archbishop Blume, a native of South Bend, Ind., spoke to the Register April 19 about Archbishop Christophe Pierre, whom Pope Francis appointed April 12 as the new apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Pierre, 70, is the first Frenchman to ...

Three popes and life 'on the job' form Dominican

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
... of whom, by the way, do not embrace what's been called a quiet "restorationist" movement among younger clergy). Nurtured in a seminary system inspired by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, how are these priests responding to the age of Francis?

Amoris Laetitia footnote contradicts Church's tradition, says leading German philosopher

Catholic Herald Online - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
He belonged to Pope Benedict XVI's circle of thinkers and went to meetings organised by the Pope Emeritus. Paragraph 305 refers to those in “irregular” situations - a term often used to refer to the divorced and remarried - and says: “Because of forms ...

Benedictine pupils become first English school choir to sing with Pope's Sistine Chapel choir

The Tablet - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
On his visit to the United Kingdom in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI was so struck by the choir of Westminster Abbey that the Dean, John Hall, sent a CD of its music to the Apostolic Palace.


Youngstown Vindicator - ‎15 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI beatifies Pope John Paul II, moving his predecessor a step closer to sainthood in a Vatican Mass attended by some 1.5 million pilgrims.