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).
Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back to the Vatican on Thursday afternoon. The now retired Pope Benedict had been living at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo since he formally stepped down as head of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world and left Vatican City on February 28. Benedict was the [...]
PHOTO OF THE DAY | Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict at the Vatican Thursday. Read more about the historic moment.
(VATICAN CITY) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning an unprecedented era for the Catholic Church of having a retired pontiff living alongside a reigning one. Show More Summary
Pope Francis welcomed the former pontiff outside his new retirement home.
By Eric Marrapodi and Hada Messia, CNN Rome (CNN) –Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back to the Vatican on Thursday afternoon. The now retired Pope Benedict had been living at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo since he formally stepped down as head of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world and [...]
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returns to his newly renovated residence inside the Vatican, where he will be a 10-minute walk from the reigning Pope Francis.
Former Pope Benedict XVI is lugging his suitcases back to the Vatican today—marking the first time two popes have ever simultaneously lived behind Vatican walls. Benedict has been staying at the pontifical summer residence since abdicating in February, but will fly via official papal helicopter to his new home,...
On this day in 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, after the death of Pope John Paul II. He reigned as Pope Benedict XVI for eight years, amidst criticism and controversy, before abdicating the papacy just weeks ago. For a look at how this transition was covered, dip into the...
The Vatican said in a statement Monday that Francis had reaffirmed the doctrinal evaluation and criticism of U.S. nuns made last year by the Holy See under his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. The assessment accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an organization that represents most U.S. female Catholic orders, of promoting “radical feminist themes” [...]Show More Summary
One month ago, the Catholic Church elected its newest spiritual leader in wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. As has been done for centuries, the College of Cardinals sequestered itself within the halls of the Vatican for a conclave, not emerging until a cloud of white smoke indicated that they had selected one of their own as the new pope. Show More Summary
His Holiness Benedict XVI — Emeritus Pope, as he is now officially known — wasn’t kidding when he cited health reasons for his historic resignation back in February. “Benedict is in a very bad way. In the last 15 days he has undergone...Show More Summary
(CNN)–An artist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has created a unique portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, Pope Francis. The footage was almost too painful to watch. Now, according to the excellent Fr Ray Blake, a Spanish newspaper says he is suffering from something "very severe", and that "we won't [...]
by Thaddeus Baklinski ROME, April 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Pope Francis told the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Friday that Pope Benedict XVI’s "decisive action" against clerical sexual abuse must continue, according to a Vatican communiqué. At a meeting this morning, the Pope asked…