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
The installation is meant as a commentary on Pope Benedict's opposition to condom use to fight the AIDS epidemic.
Pope John Paul II already settled the question of Communion for remarried divorcees, says Archbishop Gänswein. 'Now, we can’t ignore his teaching and change things.'
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
Now, that’s offensive. So, because Pope Benedict had an opinion on condoms this imbecile didn’t like, she decided what really needed doing was to make an insulting portrait of the
Six months after claiming they don't publish intentionally blasphemous images, such as cartoons of Muhammad, the New York Times published blatantly anti-Catholic artwork.
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...
The archbishop of Milwaukee does not approve of a portrait recently acquired by the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Dominic Lawson writes in the Daily Mail: Pope Francis’s new encyclical is in stark contrast to the style of his predecessor. While Pope Benedict’s works were in Latin, entirely spiritual in tone, and written by the man himself (a great scholar), his Argentine successor has produced something impossible to render in a classical language. In fitting…
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
A Vatican appearance by a controversial Latin priest—long an enemy of both Benedict and John Paul II—could signal a second coming of Liberation Theology within the Catholic Church.
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
It's May 9, 2005. A guy named Barack Obama is entering his fifth month as a U.S. senator. Benedict XVI has just become pope. Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" occupies the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and Britney Spears...Show More Summary
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday showed the German pope toasting a group of Bavarians in the Vatican...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, on a stop at El Cobre, Cuba, I heard a man talking about leftovers and retired Pope Benedict XVI. In a country where St. John Paul II dominates the memory of Cuban Catholics, I went over to meet Omar Ramirez, an admitted fan of the retired pope. He talked about the time […]