Although in recent years much has been done to spread an accurate knowledge of the teaching of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, we are still a long way from Pope Benedict XVI’s desire that the faithful everywhere, led by their pastors, would rediscover the riches of the sixteen conciliar documents. Show More Summary
Pope Francis isn’t the first Bishop of Rome to criticize the free market. While Benedict XVI didn’t exactly win awards for Vatican City’s most charismatic bachelor, he was still a strong supporter of universal education and financial reform. John Paul II, a man raised beneath the oppression of the Iron Curtain, penned an entire encyclical...
Netanyahu doesn't want Pope Francis restaging Pope Benedict's photo-opp at the wall if he comes to Bethlehem. So he gave him a passive-aggressive gift yesterday
What do Tim Tebow, Pope Benedict XVI, and President Obama have in common? The mainstream-media complex, as represented by one of its bellwether glossies, is decidedly unimpressed with all three of them.They all appear on GQ’s list of...Show More Summary
Men's magazine GQ recently released its list of "The 25 Least Influential People of 2013," which includes Christian quarterback Tim Tebow, a pope emeritus and the president of the United States.
The Washington Post offered a balance of experts in their story on the new apostolic exhortation published by Pope Francis -- including Ed Morrissey of Hot Air -- even as they were impressed at how Francis used “trickle-down” like a liberal Democrat. Show More Summary
Pope Francis wrote an screed putting capitalism in its place. Now read this:I Dig The New Pope (Nov 26, 2013) Pope Francis Writes Powerful Screed On The Dangers Of Capitalism (Nov 26, 2013) Pope Benedict Polls The Faithful: Prelude To Shake-Up? (Nov 16, 2013) Pat Buchanan Critical Of Pope Francis (Nov 15, 2013) Did Catholics […]
I dig the Pope. Oh Benedict, you were the old guy in the middle of the other hipster Pope… John Paul and this new, fresh, cool one: Francis, who’s checked into reality. I sort of had my eyes pop out when Francis said we should leave the gays alone to do their thing. Then he […]
VATICAN CITY — This weekend marks the end of the Year of Faith, which Pope Benedict XVI established last year to encourage Catholics to study, profess and demonstrate their faith. For those who want to follow the ceremonies online, here’s everything you’ll need to know: On Saturday at 4:30 pm Rome time (10:30 am EST), […]
Ariana Grande has turned her back on Catholicism and Christianity in general. Apparently Pope Benedict was behind her losing her religion when he made statements she found unacceptable. It isn’t uncommon for musicians to turn their back on religion, especially in the heavy metal scene. Show More Summary
Over at Think Progress, Jack Jenkins looks at the surprising moves Pope Francis has made= and puts the clues together in a way that suggests the answer is a great big yes: Pope Francis raised eyebrows among church officials and lay Catholics alike this past weekend after he sent a message to American bishops asking […]
Enjoy the (fictional) Twitter war between Pope Francis and Sarah Palin -- as documented on tonight's "Real Time with Bill Maher": My favorite part: The fake Palin tweeted back, “Bring back Pope Benedict!” to which the Pope said, “You WOULD prefer the one who quit in office.” (via Mediaite)
Pope Francis and Patti Smith. pic.twitter.com/BwfbIAh1kA — John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 14, 2013 Francis sure gets around. Open thread. This space reserved for your ad.
The Obama administration has been accused of spying on Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Popr Francis, "before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to succeed Benedict XVI," the UK Telegraph reports, citing the Italian magazine Panorama. Show More Summary
Why Francis?s real predecessor isn?t Benedict
In 2013, North Korea conducted its third test of a nuclear weapon, Pope Benedict became the first pontiff to resign since 1415, Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union, and Democrats resurrected the Confederacy of the United States.
Pope Benedict XVI… sorry, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, can be seen here welcoming the statue of Our Lady from Fatima (which is on a pilgrim tour) to his Vatican residence; this film from RomeReports.com also shows him leading prayers. He's looking MUCH better than he was six months ago, and I regret posting the (well-sourced) [...]
As many Catholics and non-Catholics alike have noted, Pope Francis is a refreshing change from the Hitler-youth-loving retired Pope Benedict. As the mouthpiece o' God, he says some pretty progressive stuff for the Catholic church, which...Show More Summary
"It turns out, though, he may just be moving next door, to a lavish new home yards from the complex that has been the seat of his power for more than a decade." It could work. It's a little like Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. Listening in on one of the new Pope's famous phone calls to ordinary people: “Hi, it’s me again. Show More Summary
Pope Francis I recently announced he would canonize the predecessor of his predecessor, Pope John Paul II — because, unlike Benedict, he gave up the job the old-fashioned way — on April 27, 2014. JP2, never an ally of the LGBT community, once referred to the development of gay rights, including same-sex marriage, as “part [...]