Pope Francis’ remarks do signal a significant shift in tone within the Vatican, especially when compared to his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The post Pope Francis On Gay Priests: ‘Who Am I To Judge?’ appeared first on ThinkProgre...
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRPLANE (CNN) –Pope Francis said today that he will not "judge" gay priests, a huge shift from his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who sought to bar men with "homosexual tendencies" from the priesthood and another sign of his reshaping the church's approach to historically marginalized groups. “If someone is gay and […]
Pope Francis I is taking a much softer line with gays in the clergy than his predecessor, the notoriously anti-gay Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. In a news conference while returning from his first foreign trip, Francis asked, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to [...]
Three million. That's more than the entire population of Albania. Or Jamaica. The crowds of young people who greeted Pope Francis on Rio's Copacabana beach yesterday demonstrate his extraordinary appeal; Benedict XVI couldn't have attracted such jaw-dropping numbers. How many were devout participants in World Youth Day is another question: one poll claimed that 65 [...]
Pope Francis fulfilling the schedule of the 28th World Youth Day (WYD) events prepared by his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI, is expected to draw and unprecedented turn out of young people in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 23 to 28. In his October 18, 2012 message regarding this 28th World Youth Day, Pope Benedict affirmed [...]
Opponents of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, set up by Benedict XVI to allow ex-Anglicans to worship together with their own liturgy, were so excited when it was reported that Pope Francis, when Archbishop of Buenos Aires, wasn't keen on the initiative. But if that were ever the case, then he has [...]
VATICAN CITY (CAP) - Former Pope Benedict XVI is reportedly angry at being passed over for sainthood by his successor Pope Francis and is promising to "rain hellfire and damnation" down on the Catholic Church for the rebuke. "Ooh, I'm scared," Pope Francis said when he heard of the threat. Show More Summary
by Elise Hilton July 5, 2013 (Acton Institute) - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was not able to complete his encyclical on faith during his pontificate, and Pope Francis chose to complete the work, Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”.) Acton’s Director of Research, Samuel Gregg writes about the…
Pope Francis was joined by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today for the blessing of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel and for the consecration of Vatican City to the protection of the saint. The statue was commissioned by Pope Benedict during his pontificate and is by Giuseppe Antonio Lomuscio. Show More Summary
Pope Francis’ first encyclical, released on Friday, is actually, as he himself described it, the work of “four hands.” A joint effort by himself and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the papal letter, entitled Lumen FideiShow More Summary
Many joyful tidings are coming from Rome today as Pope Francis joined forces with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to give us plenty of reason for joy and hope. 1. Vatican Consecrated to Protection of St. Michael the Archangel To the joy of...Show More Summary
Today the Vatican released an 82-page document co-written by Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict in which the pair says that marriage is only blah blah blah. Francis paid tribute to pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the encyclical, saying...Show More Summary
News Item: "Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor Benedict XVI in his first letter to clergy, acknowledging that most of it was written by Benedict..." Worth noting. It is not often we see an encyclical built for two. News...Show More Summary
Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis have collaborated on a new Encyclical, a papal circular letters addressed to Roman Catholic clergy intended to summarise a pontiff's thoughts on a particular facet of Church life. The piece of writing released yesterday...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has issued his first encyclical, a meditation on faith that is unique because it was largely written by someone else: Benedict XVI.
I'm hearing horrible rumours from Rome that Archbishop Piero Marini, former master of ceremonies for John Paul II, may be made Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. Please, Pope Francis, do not let this happen. The archbishop (not to be confused with the current Vatican MC, Mgr Guido Marini) devised some of the ugliest [...]
Jeffrey Tucker has already posted about Benedict XVI and the Roman Missal, the compilation of the proceedings of the Fourth Fota International Conference. The proceedings of the previous conference were particularly focused on Pope Benedict's...Show More Summary
A bbot Michael Zielinski OSB from the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship discusses the differences and similarities between the liturgical approaches of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. (Catholic News Service)
Since the election of Pope Francis we have consistently commented that the resignation of Benedict XVI did not mean the end of the new liturgical movement; not in any way whatever in fact. In the same vein, more than once have we commented...Show More Summary
We bring the big guns to A Good Story is Hard to Find when we discuss Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).