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The Mystery of Pope Francis: Was There a Vatican Coup?

(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

Pope Francis to Release Rock Album, Shares First Song "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!"

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

Matthews Slams ‘Coldness’ of Pope Benedict XVI; Williams Gushes over Matthews’s ‘Patriotism’

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.

Pope Francis Is Our Normcore Pope

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 »

How A Shy Bishop Bergoglio Became Pope Francis

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Guest Article: Taking Summorum Pontificum Out of the Trenches

(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

5 Ways Pope Francis Has Recently Caused Conservative Christians’ Heads to Explode

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

Official Portrait For Pope's US Visit... Being Investigated For Copyright Infringement

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

Milwaukee Museum Will Exhibit A Portrait Of Pope Made Entirely Of Condoms

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 honored for sensitivity to sacred music

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Pope Benedict XVI received an honorary doctorate from the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music.

Milwaukee Archbishop Slams Condom Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI

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

What's Wrong with a Pope Made Out of Condoms?

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

Portrait of Pope Made of Condoms Raises Holy Hell (PHOTO)

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

Controversial Condom Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Displayed by Milwaukee Art Museum, Catholics Call It 'Attack on Faith'

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

‘Eggs Benedict': Milwaukee museum to display portrait of Pope Benedict made of condoms

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Made of Condoms Draws Complaints in Milwaukee

The archbishop of Milwaukee does not approve of a portrait recently acquired by the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Pope Francis to Card. Sarah : “Continue the Good Work in the Liturgy Begun by Pope Benedict XVI

The facebook page of the Sacra Liturgia Conference, now underway in New York City, is live-blogging the conference, and has posted a message sent to it by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Show More Summary

Why Pope Francis Isn't a Liberal Reformer

It's been quite the honeymoon. Not too long after Pope Francis succeeded Benedict XVI in March 2013 to become the new head of the Vatican, reporters, pundits and even comedians began to sing his praises. Why, exactly? Because he said...Show More Summary

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