At least 231 members of a Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically abused over four decades—largely while the choir was conducted by the brother of former Pope Benedict XVI, the New York Times reports. That number comes from Ulrich Weber, a lawyer hired by the Regensburger Domspatzen choir...
The investigator said he assumed that the older brother of Pope Benedict XVI knew of the abuse when he ran the Bavarian boys’ choir for 30 of the nearly 40 years covered by the inquiry.
Today is the sixth anniversary of the official promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution by which Pope Benedict XVI provided for the establishment of Personal Ordinariates to facilitate the entrance of Anglicans into full communion with the Catholic Church. Show More Summary
HAVANA -- Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998 put Christmas back on the Cuban calendar. When Pope Benedict XVI arrived in 2012, the Cuban government made Good Friday a national holiday. Both men brought the Catholic Church a bigger role in Cuba's public life. Pope Francis? Well, maybe all the good holidays were already […]
The so-called 'St. Gallen Group' of bishops met from 1996 to 2006, they say.
(Steven Hayward) One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would...Show More Summary
Popes have long dabbled in music: Pope Benedict XVI's voice was featured on 2009's M usic From The Vatican: Alma Mater, and Pope John Paul II appeared on albums like 1999's Abba Pater. Pope Francis, however, may be the first pope to rock. Show More Summary
Joining Brian Williams for his second day back anchoring MSNBC’s coverage of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States on Wednesday afternoon, Catholic and Hardball host Chris Matthews blasted Francis’s predecessor Pope Benedict XVI for being “so fragile and removed” and possessing a “weakness” and “coldness” that Francis does not have.
It's easy to look at the pope and think: Okay nice, Pope — papal robes, nothing special but they look pretty comfortable. But look again, urges Women’s Wear Daily. It might be that unlike his predecessor — Pope Benedict XVI, who loved his Prada shoes — Pope Francis’s simple, non-frilly... More »
When the name "Jorge Bergoglio" was called out in March 2013 to announce the new pope, the wider world knew little about the Argentinian Jesuit bishop. Still rocked by the abrupt resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic Church needed a leader who could take on the mounting challenges of sex abuse trials, economic disorganization and more. Show More Summary
(Today New Liturgical Movement is happy to share with our readers an article submitted to us by Juventutem DC in commemoration of this anniversary.--PAK) Here we are, eight years after Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio, Summorum Pontificum, came into effect. Show More Summary
The pope is coming to address the Republican Congress. Boy, do they wish they could take back that invitation. Congressional Republicans invited Pope Benedict XVI to address Congress a while ago. Boy, do they wish they could rescind that invitation now that the much more progressive Pope Francis is gearing up to come to Washington on September 24. Show More Summary
The previous pope, Benedict XVI a few years ago made some waves by suggesting that intellectual property had gone too far, saying: On the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property... Show More Summary
A Milwaukee museum will exhibit a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI, and it’s made entirely of condoms. The Milwaukee Art Museum hopes the exhibit will get people talking about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and how art plays a part in opening...Show More Summary
Pope Benedict XVI received an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music.
A portrait of former pope Benedict XVI made from 17,000 coloured condoms is to go on display in a U.S. art museum. The artwork, entitled Eggs Benedict, depicts the former leader of the Roman Catholic church, who opposed the use of contraceptives,...Show More Summary
All images courtesy the artist By weaving 17,000 colorful latex condoms together, over four years time, artist Niki Johnson constructed a colorful, unconventional portrait of Pope Benedict XVI. Now, Eggs Benedict has sparked national...Show More Summary
Post by Adriana Velez. An artist who created a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI using condoms says her work is not about hate. But people sure are offended anyway! The piece has just become part of the Milwaukee Museum of Art's permanent collection. Niki Lee Johnson quilted 17,000 colored rubbers to reconstruct the retired pope's likeness. Show More Summary
Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome Listecki has criticized a portrait of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made out of 17,000 colored condoms and displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum as an "attack on the faith." The museum is arguing...Show More Summary
he Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday. The museum said that about 200 callers have complained about the...