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The Saints Come Marching In

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Onscene in Rome as Pope Francis officially declares that his predecessors Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are saints. Pope Benedict XVI looks on.

Francis Presides Over Historic Double Canonization

Pope Francis declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints Sunday. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI also attended the historic ceremony

Jimmy Carter — An Environmental Advocate & Inspiring Leader

Originally published on Eden Keeper. By Gina Merlino Former president Jimmy Carter is an outstanding leader on environmental issues. Like Desmond Tutu and Pope Benedict XVI, he is a man who successfully blends faith and respect for nature to enact real change in the world. Show More Summary

Benedict to join in double sainthood ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired pontiff Benedict XVI will help Pope Francis celebrate the sainthood ceremony Sunday for John Paul II and John XXIII, setting the stage for an unprecedented occurrence of two living popes canonizing two of their predecessors. About 1 million pilgrims are expected at the event and many were flooding into Rome on Saturday.

2 Living Popes to Honor 2 Dead Ones

Pope Francis and emeritus Pope Benedict XVI will honor Popes John XXIII and John Paul II in the first ever canonization of two popes

Benedict XVI: I Knew Pope John Paul II Was Saint Before He Died

From Catholic News Agency: In a rare interview, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recalled his close friendship with Blessed John Paul II, saying that the pontiff’s sanctity and deep spirituality were apparent during his life. “In the years...Show More Summary

How population controllers use Catholic agencies and NFP to push their agenda

by Rob Gasper April 2, 2014 (ALL) - To consider population increase as the primary cause of underdevelopment is mistaken, even from an economic point of view. – Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate One of the world’s newest countries, Timor-Leste, has a major problem, at least according to the UN and…

How Pope Benedict unwittingly made the Catholic case for 'conscious uncoupling'

When Pope Benedict XVI announced he was stepping down as pope a year ago — dropping the news almost casually, in Latin, at a meeting about an upcoming canonization — nobody was sure what to call it. No living pope had handed off the keys of St. Show More Summary

Revelation: Pope Benedict wrote 4-page critique of Pope Francis’ Jesuit magazine interview

by John-Henry Westen VATICAN CITY, March 18, 2014 ( - Speaking on German television station ZDF last week, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, secretary to both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, revealed that the former pope had penned a four-page critique of Pope Francis’ controversial interview…

Retired Pope Benedict critiqued Francis' interview

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The man who serves two popes has revealed that retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote four pages of critique and commentary on Pope Francis's landmark interview in which he blasted the church's obsession with "small-minded" rules.

Teach your children well: The Pope Francis guide to education

VATICAN CITY — Among his many traits, retired Pope Benedict XVI is well-known as a brilliant professor. But how many people know about Pope Francis’ early ties to teaching and education? Teaching is a normal part of the Jesuit vocation, and the future pope started out teaching high school literature and psychology right after he got […]

Homage to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, One Year Later

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at eight o’clock in the evening, Rome time, the See of Peter became vacant. Through his own unappealable decision and at a time appointed by himself, Pope Benedict XVI had ceased to be the Vicar of Christ...Show More Summary

Former Pope Benedict Denies Claims He Was Forced Out

Former Pope Benedict XVI has denied he was forced to step down from the papacy nearly a year ago. “There is absolutely no doubt regarding the validity of my resignation from the Petrine ministry,” wrote Benedict in a letter that wasShow More Summary

Is Benedict helping Francis 'downsize' the papacy?

Vaticanologists inside and outside journalism have been puzzling over the surprise appearance of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at a ceremony Saturday at which his successor, Pope Francis, installed new members of the College of Cardina...

Pope Francis Joined By Retired Pope Benedict For Ceremony

Pope Francis was joined at ceremony to name 19 new cardinals Saturday by retired Pope Benedict XVI, the first time Francis and Benedict have appeared together at a public liturgical ceremony since Benedict retired last year. Benedict entered St. Show More Summary

2 popes on hand in historic 1st cardinal ceremony

2 years agoNews : The Newsroom

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future, retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis at a ceremony Saturday to formally install new cardinals who will elect their successor.

Benedict joins Francis in unprecedented ceremony

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI joined Pope Francis in a ceremony Saturday creating the cardinals who will elect their successor in an unprecedented blending of papacies past, present and future.

A Hard Truth: the Test of True Creativity in Art and Music is Popularity, so says Pope Benedict XVI

There is an imperative to create good new forms of music for the liturgy in Latin and the vernacular if either is to flourish. I recently read a book by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that I would recommend to any who haven't seen it yet (h/t Stratford Caldecott for telling me about it). Show More Summary

A Year After Benedict

Today’s the anniversary of Benedict XVI’s resignation announcement. I will down a Jager in honor of the occasion, even though we still don’t fully know why he did what he did. Mathew Schmalz credits the pope emeritus with paving the way for his successor’s humility: It’s easy to see how Pope Francis’s simplicity stands in […]

1 Year ago, Benedict's announcement changed church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It was the quietest of announcements that had the effect of a thunder-clap on the Catholic world: A year ago Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said in a voice so soft that cardinals strained to hear that he was becoming the first pontiff to resign in more than half a millennium. Show More Summary

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