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Introducing Divine Worship: the Missal - An FAQ on the Ordinariate Missal

Today is the sixth anniversary of the official promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus, the Apostolic Constitution by which Pope Benedict XVI provided for the establishment of Personal Ordinariates to facilitate the entrance of Anglicans into full communion with the Catholic Church. Show More Summary

What the ‘Pope Francis effect’ hasn’t delivered in Cuba

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

HAVANA -- Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998 put Christmas back on the Cuban calendar. When Pope Benedict XVI arrived in 2012, the Cuban government made Good Friday a national holiday. Both men brought the Catholic Church a bigger role in Cuba's public life. Pope Francis? Well, maybe all the good holidays were already […]

Was there a ‘Coup’ In The Vatican to Install an Anti-Capitalist Hater of the West as Pope?

Today there is some interesting news that a Catholic Cardinal is admitting that there was a “coup” of sorts that deposed the more conservative Pope Benedict and made him step

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

A Media Tale of Two Popes: Benedict an ‘Enforcer,’ Francis ‘Humble,’ ‘Positive’

For journalists, it was the best of popes and it was the worst of popes. News outlets were often negative when Pope Benedict visited the United States in 2008, calling him an “enforcer,” “God’s Rottweiler,” and “very conservative.” Not so this time around for Pope Francis. Show More Summary

This is what two popes, Francis and Benedict, had to say to the United Nations

Pope Francis addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Friday morning, mentioning a litany of issues but emphasizing climate change and environmental degradation. While Francis was the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress, there is a longer history of papal speeches to the UN. The Holy See (the Vatican) is one of two permanent […]

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.

The last time a pope visited the U.S.

The last time a pope visited the U.S. was seven years ago, when then-President George W. Bush welcomed then-Pope Benedict to Washington

Pope Francis Is Our Normcore Pope

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

The Graying of the Priesthood, Continued

Pope Benedict’s visit to the U.S. this week is generating reams of breathless, anticipatory coverage. But all the media excitement can’t change that there are severe, long-run problems for the church that are already having an impact, and that a papal red-carpet tour isn’t going to fix. One of those big problems is the aging [Read More...]

Cubans Make a Pilgrimage to Hear Pope Francis Speak

Pope Francis’ mass attracted the faithful and the non-religious alike to Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución Sunday. The previous visits of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict had not interested Salvador, a 47-year-old engineer from Viñales, about an hour and a half away. But his devout mother, who is 79, said she would not…

?The strange origin of the pope's gesture of blessing

2 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The traditional hand gesture of papal benediction has a hallowed history, but a bizarre beginning

How A Shy Bishop Bergoglio Became Pope Francis

2 months 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

A few seconds with Pope Benedict

One in a series. Catholic News Service Rome bureau staffers always get to cover papal trips, yet, as Pope Francis’ visit approached, we in Washington began thinking about our favorite moments of when we got to cover popes. No one in our newsroom is a papal rookie, so we agreed to share some of our […]

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

Cuba to pardon 3,522 prisoners ahead of pope's visit

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said on Friday it would pardon 3,522 prisoners within the next three days on the occasion of the Sept. 19-22 visit by Pope Francis, repeating a similar action it took ahead of a visit by Pope Benedict in 2012...

Mulcair defends top aide over nasty tweets attacking Catholic Church, Pope Benedict

The New Democrat leader is ‘willing to move on’ after his communications director apologized.

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

3 months agoIndustries / 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

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