Articles for Pope Benedict XVI

Francis: God is Love

Pope Francis addressed the participants of a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical ‘Deus Caritas Est.’ The conference was on the theme ‘Love will never end’ and was held in the Vatican, Feb. 25-26. Since the charity of Christ...

Torture is a moral issue – US Bishops Study Guide

In these challenging times, is it still possible—even in the face of serious threats—for a people and a nation to defend and conduct themselves in ways that consistently demonstrate respect for human dignity, and that put the Gospel into practice?

Vincentian Bishop on the “Francis Effect”

Bishop O’Connell noted the important influence of the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio in both the Church and the world at large during a speech entitled “The Francis Effect.”

Verbal difference between Francis and Benedict

According to the Huffington Post...Data journalist Chris Walker conducted a word frequency analysis on the first hundred speeches of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict to get a visual representation of their priorities. Francis clearly emphasized poverty and poor far...
Perspectives on the “Green Pope”

Perspectives on the “Green Pope”

In the midst of many commentaries on Benedict's contributions and legacy this article speaks of  a little recognized contribution.Benedict brought 'a theology of the earth' to the environmental movement according to Brian Roewe  in  Eco Catholic He writes...Deemed the...

Pope’s Lenten Message

Pope’s Lenten Message

For the full text of the Pope Benedict XVI's Lenten Message, go to: http://www.zenit.org/article-36460?l=english Cardinal Robert Sarah Says Message Focuses on 'Compelling Relationship Between Faith and Charity" VATICAN CITY, February 01, 2013 (Zenit.org) - The Holy...

Papal message for World Day of Peace

Papal message for World Day of Peace

In his 2013 Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1), Pope Benedict XVI reminds us at that we all have a role to play in building peace in our communities and world. His 2013 Message focuses on human dignity, rights and responsibilities, as well as the fiftieth...

Pope’s Lenten Message

Surprise letter from Benedict XVI

Rocco Palmo of "Whispers in the Loggia" website writes..."The Church's Deepest Nature" – In His Own Call, B16 Directs Catholic Charities Released by surprise at Roman Noon this Saturday, the following is the Vatican's official English translation of a motu...

Papal encyclical for Year of Faith announced

Papal encyclical for Year of Faith announced

Pope Benedict XVI’s fourth encyclical will be released in the first half of 2013, timed to coincide with the Year of Faith. “The Pope is preparing a new encyclical on the subject of faith, to be published in the first half of next year, during the Year of Faith,”...

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