Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI frequently acknowledged that the Church is in a state of serious crisis. Not all is well, nor should we pretend that it is — even if this means abandoning the “new Pentecost” narrative of Vatican II that supplied meaning to the lives of countless gullible people. Show More Summary
I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is, to a large extent, due to the disintegration of the liturgy. –Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977 In a recent Crisis column, Dr. L. Joseph Hebert wrote of the educational power and importance of Catholic liturgy in the context of Fr. Show More Summary
Yesterday, First Things posted a review of Cardinal Sarah’s new book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”, by His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. It is of course well worth your time to read the whole piece, which is quite brief; here is an excerpt.“(Card. Show More Summary
We are very grateful indeed to Mrs Clare Short of DiClara Vestments for sharing with NLM this account of her recent meeting with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI; on this occasion, she presented him with a new set of vestments as a present for his 90th birthday, which he celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Show More Summary
'The deepest cause of the crisis that has subverted the Church is located in the effacing of the priority of God in the liturgy.'
The best job in the world right now is ex-pope. Case in point, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Far removed from Vatican scandals and intrigue, Benedict quietly enjoyed his 90th birthday on Monday, listening to traditional Bavarian musicShow More Summary
Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany.
Benedict’s birthday falls on Easter Sunday this year.
A “modest” 90th birthday party is being planned for Benedict XVI, who stunned the Catholic Church by resigning as pope in 2013.
His 90th birthday may not be for a few days yet, but former pope Benedict XVI got an early present on Thursday: a visit from his Argentine successor, Pope Francis. The two men met at Benedict's home in the grounds of the Vatican so Francis could be the first to wish him many happy returns. Show More Summary
Pope Francis will visit Egypt in late April, reflecting improved Vatican-Muslim dialogue after years of tension that developed during the previous papacy of Benedict XVI.
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 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
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
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
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.
2016 // Trump unveiled a new $20 billion voucher plan for 11 million children from poor families to choose which school they will attend. http://cvote.it/2c9RudZ CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI admitted that governing the church...Show More Summary
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 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.”