Pope Benedict XVI
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 18: Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (centre L) is accompanied by Prefect of the Pontifical House and former personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI, Georg Ganswein (centre R) to attend a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 18, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 's writings on the critical importance of Christian charity in the life of the Church guided us in this name change process
It's a message Francis delivered on many occasions when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, and it's one that was frequently stressed by retired Pope Benedict XVI. Francis, who has made clear the poor are his priority, made the comments as he greeted his first group of new ambassadors accredited to the Holy See.
The result was to retain many of the evils the pre-conciliar popes opposed, while minimizing what truly had been healthy in the life of the Church. Nearly everything that Pius XII had condemned in the two cited encyclicals – the same that Benedict XVI has characterized as the 'hermeneutic of disruption' – has been triumphant in the everyday life of the Church ever sinceMore quotes »
Africa, Asia see boom in priests as Europe withers
(AP) -- The number of Catholic priests in Africa and Asia has shot up over the past decade while decreasing in Europe, mirroring trends in the numbers of Catholic faithful that helped lead to the election of Pope Francis as the first non-European pope in Read more »
Pope Francis tells Benedict: "We're brothers"
(AP) -- Pope Francis has traveled to Castel Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor Benedict XVI in an historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church.The Vatican said the two popes em Read more »
Francis pays tribute to Benedict, reflects on age
(AP) -- Pope Francis has paid a heartfelt tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI, saying his faith and teaching had "enriched and invigorated" the Catholic Church and would remain its spiritual patrimony forever.Francis offered the respects during an au Read more »
Pope displays humility during first day on job
VATICAN CITY -- Among Pope Francis' first acts as pontiff were delivering a late-afternoon homily in Italian instead of the lofty Latin preferred by his predecessors and traveling to morning prayers in a modest sedan rather than the official papal Merced Read more »
Kass: Pope Francis should heed warnings from Pope Benedict XVI
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people.He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the bus Read more »
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Pewaukee priest removed for relationship with woman
for a church that has rules they agree with. Chuck, clerical discipline has never been doctrinal. John Paul II and Benedict XVI both allowed Roman Catholics to receive communion from Eastern rite priests, who have the "option" to marry. Mark 1:30 Now Peter's 2:54 PM from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Read more »
Evangelizing the Evangelicals
of the early twentieth-century, formalized by Vatican II, and authoritatively interpreted by John Paul II and Benedict XVI, and now expressed with particular aplomb by Pope Francis. It’s a stunning account, and, for a recent convert like myself, a mark of 4:10 AM from Crisis Magazine Read more »
Shawn Tribe Retiring from NLM
was founded nearly eight years ago in 2005, a few months after the election of Benedict XVI -- a period when many blogs were founded in point of fact. For eight years this blog has been a day to day part of my life, involving thousands and thousands of hours from Creative Minority Report Read more »
Downplaying the canonization of Christians martyred by Muslim invaders?
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Announcement of My Forthcoming Retirement From Blogging and an Exciting New Chapter for NLM
other projects and pursuits. (Now, before anyone is tempted to suggest this has something to do with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, let me just clearly dispel that false notion right now: it has absolutely nothing to do with that in any way whatever. from New Liturgical Movement Read more »