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The Purpose of a Pope

Four years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, or abdication — debate swirled around the question of what the appropriate English word was. “Renuntiare” was the Latin verb in his announcement, which he read aloudShow More Summary

Last Testament: In His Own Words by Pope Benedict XVI

Last Testament: In His Own Words by Pope Benedict XVII actually preordered this by accident or I'd never have read it. As it turns out, I'm glad I did. Journalist Peter Seewald continues the interview format that he used for his previous books with Pope Benedict XVI. Show More Summary

The Moral Weakness of Pope Benedict’s “Last Testament”

It seems impolite to say so, given Pope Benedict XVI’s chastened retreat to the shadows of the Vatican, back in 2013, but his papacy was a failed one. For nearly eight years, he led the Catholic Church in the broad collapse of its moral...Show More Summary

There Should Never Be Two Popes

German journalist Peter Seewald does the reader both a favor and a disservice with his generous introduction to the new volume, Last Testament: In His Own Words, by Pope Benedict XVI, which publishes worldwide on November 15. He reminds...Show More Summary

Pope Benedict XVI Is Really, Really Proud He Destroyed The “Gay Lobby” In The Vatican

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

When it comes to reflecting on his legacy, Pope Benedict XVI is most proud of kicking a group of gay lobbyists out of the Vatican.

CV LOOP: Trump launches national voucher plan

2016 // Trump unveiled a new $20 billion voucher plan for 11 million children from poor families to choose which school they will attend. CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI admitted that governing the church...Show More Summary

Retired pope offers final reflections on papacy, Francis

6 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn’t his strong suit but says he doesn’t see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican’s so-called “gay lobby.”

Pope: It’s ‘terrible’ children taught they can choose gender

7 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI has labeled current times “the epoch of sin against God the Creator.”

If the pope can retire, why can't Japan's elderly emperor?

TOKYO (Reuters) - Pope Benedict XVI did it. Dutch Queen Beatrix did it. So why is it so hard for Japan's elderly emperor to abdicate?

Pope Francis, Visiting Auschwitz, Asks God for the ‘Grace to Cry’

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

He was the third pope to visit the former death camp, following visits by John Paul II in 1979 and Benedict XVI in 2006.

Pope Benedict XVI Inks Deal With Bloomsbury

7 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Both the United Kingdom and the United States divisions of the publishing house have set the release date in November 2016.

Benedict XVI’s secretary: Popes can’t change doctrine with ‘half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes’

In a sweeping interview, Archbishop Georg Ganswein also criticizes his fellow German bishops for downplaying Catholic doctrine.

Two Conservatives Seeing Eye to Eye On Culture - Roger Scruton and Benedict XVI

I recently posted an article about the history of the English telephone box. The idea for that post came from Roger Scruton and his reference to Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s design in his book How to Be A Conservative, which at the end I contrast briefly with Benedict XVI’s essay Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures. Show More Summary

The Ambitiousness and Modesty of Summorum Pontificum (For the Ninth Anniversary of the Motu Proprio)

Nine years have passed since the promulgation of the great Motu Proprio of Pope Benedict XVI, already included in the most recent edition of Denzinger and destined to be seen as one of the most important papal interventions of the modern period. Show More Summary

Pope Benedict Claims He Broke Up The Vatican’s “Gay Lobby” In New Book

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Former Pope Benedict XVI confirmed the existence of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican in his historic upcoming memoir, The Last Conversations. Benedict became the first pope in six centuries to resign when he stepped down amid the “Vatileaks” scandal in 2013, when his butler leaked Benedict’s personal documents that supposedly detailed corruption within the... Read more »

REVEALED: Pope Benedict busted up ‘powerful’ gay lobby at the Vatican

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Pope Benedict XVI, who retired in 2013, has admitted that he once busted up what he called a “powerful” gay lobby within the Vatican in a memoir to be published on September 9, reports The Huffington Post. The ex-pope, who lives in seclusion at a convent inside Vatican City, is one of...

Retired pope offers first-ever assessment of his own papacy

8 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is offering a first-ever papal assessment of his own pontificate in a book that recounts his decision to resign, his surprise at his successor and his attempts to dismantle what he calls the Vatican’s “gay lobby.”

Pope Benedict Says He Broke Up ‘Gay Lobby’ at the Vatican – VIDEO

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Pope Benedict XVI says that during his time as Pontiff he was able to break up an alleged ‘gay lobby’ within the Vatican. Benedict made the assertion in his new memoir The Last Conversations, set to be published in September. Reuters repo… Read The post Pope Benedict Says He Broke Up ‘Gay Lobby’ at the Vatican – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Appeasement and a Double Standard

Just as we ought not tolerate intolerance, especially the murderous intolerance of radical Muslims, we ought not try to appease the intolerant. Appeasement is never the way to genuine peace. The New York Time's call for Benedict XVI to apologize...

All praise between Pope Francis and his predecessor

Retired Pope Benedict XVI showed his support for Pope Francis and his 'mercy-filled ministry' Tuesday in a ceremony where the reigning Pope honored a retired one

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