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Francis lauds Benedict’s prayerful life in book forward

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is paying homage to his predecessor in the forward of a new book, saying Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire to a life of prayer is a lesson to all priests that their main job is to pray for others.

‘We are being put to the test’: Prominent Catholic academics say Pope’s exhortation presents danger to Church

With 'one stroke of a pen,' Pope Francis turned 'chaos into principle' and is leading the Church 'into the direction of schism,' said Professor Robert Spaemann, a close friend of Benedict XVI.

Benedict to mark 65th anniversary as priest amid confusion

last weekReligion / Islam : On Faith

Retired Pope Benedict XVI will mark his 65th anniversary as a priest at a Vatican ceremony June 28 attended by Pope Francis amid fresh confusion over the roles played by the current and former pontiffs.

Pope Francis Says He Won't Retire Like Predecessor Benedict XVI

Pope Francis said on Sunday that he has no plans to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, and retire from his position as leader of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis, unlike Benedict XVI, has no plans to retire

Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. The pope, responding to a question from a young person at a Vatican event, said Sunday, "I never thought of quitting being pope, or of leaving because of the many...

Pope rules out retiring like his predecessor

4 weeks agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis says he has no intention of quitting the papacy — a possibility opened up by his predecessor Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.

Guest Post: Has The Pope Abandoned Europe To Islam?

Submitted by Giulio Meotti via The Gatestone Institute, In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI said what no Pope had ever dared to say -- that there is a link between violence and Islam. Ten years later, Pope Francis never calls those responsible...Show More Summary

Pope in historic talks with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar

Unexpected meeting between Francis and Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb followed easing of tensions during reign of Benedict.

Rodrigo Duterte News: President-Elect Plans to Apologize to Pope Benedict for Profane Comment

On Thursday, some big news emerged regarding the rough-talking and Donald Trump-like president-elect of the Philippines, saying that Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte would like to pay Pope Benedict a visit so he can apologize for his profane remark that gained international criticism.

Pope’s exhortation is a ‘breach’ with Catholic Tradition: leading German philosopher

Prof. Robert Spaemann, a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, says Amoris Laetitia directly contradicts St. John Paul II’s teaching.

Who Invented Eggs Benedict?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Jon Mountjoy) Was the breakfast dish named after the infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold? No, not at all. Perhaps it was named after Pope Benedict XIII, who was put on a strict diet of eggs and toast? Nope. Atlas Obscura says that the origin of eggs benedict remains, well, obscure. Show More Summary

Who Invented Eggs Benedict–a Traitor, a Pope, or a Hungover Dude?

Eggs Benedict. (Photo: Magdanatka/shutterstock.com) The most important thing to know about eggs Benedict is that they have nothing to do with the famed traitor Benedict Arnold. In fact, some give credit for the dish to Pope BenedictShow More Summary

Twelve Things that Caught My Eye about Pope Francis's New Document on Love and Marriage and Family

For search-engine optimization, I thought about titling this post: “What Pope Francis Has to Say to Kim Kardashian about Her Dad Caitlyn.” I didn’t, but I imagined had Pope Benedict XVI issued the document Pope Francis did on marriage...Show More Summary

Vatican seeks to calm concern about retired pope’s health

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The Vatican is seeking to temper concern about Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI’s health after his longtime secretary said he was “like a candle that slowly and calmly goes out.”

Muslim Atrocities Against Christians and their Churches

Howard Kainz, The Church and Islam: Pope Benedict XVI touched on alleged “evil” in Islam very lightly in his famous 2006 lecture at Regensburg on the necessity of uniting reason and religion. He cited the example of a 14th century.....

What Pope Benedict Knew About Abuse in the Catholic Church

The election of Pope Francis, in 2013, had the effect, among other things, of displacing the painful story of priestly sexual abuse that had dominated public awareness of the Church during much of the eight-year papacy of his predecessor. Show More Summary

Years Of Abuse Alleged At Boys’ Choir Led By Pope Benedict’s Brother

5 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The allegations were reported by an attorney, Ulrich Weber, who had been hired by the Diocese of Regensburg last year to investigate claims of abuse at the Regensburger Domspatzen choir and two feeder schools between 1953 and 1992. … Benedict’s brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, conducted the historic choir from 1964 to 1994.”

Revealed: More than 200 children were abused in choir run by Pope Benedict’s brother

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A lawyer says the number of children sexually or physically abused by priests while serving in a choir run by Pope Emeritus Benedict’s brother at their Catholic school in the German city of Regensburg totals 231. That’s more than three times as many cases as had been reported previously by...

Report: More Than 200 Children Were Abused in Choir Run by Pope Benedict's Brother

5 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

An investigator commissioned by a famous German boys' choir says that more than 200 children in the choir were abused physically and sexually between 1953 and 1992, many by the director of an affiliated school; the choir itself was led...Show More Summary

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