Pope Benedict XVI

Francis: God is Love

Photo By Christoph Wagener - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26614990 Pope Francis addressed the participants of a conference to mark the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical ‘Deus Caritas Est.’ The...

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...

Pope congratulates Obama

Benedict XVI congratulated Barack Obama for being re-elected as president of the United States of America. The Pope expresses his best wishes to him on his new mandate, and gives assurances of his prayers to God to help him carry out his serious responsibilities, both...

Pope’s visit to Lebanon: What’s expected?

(Romereports.com) Fifteen years ago John Paul II visited Lebanon. Now his predecessor will pay a visit. Next week, Benedict XVI will be in the heart of the Middle East, to encourage Christians who are suffering and facing discrimination. The visit will also be a new...

Vatican hopes Apple will spread Pope’s message

 The Vatican has teamed up with Apple to develop new hi-tech methods for communicating the works of Pope Benedict XVI to the world. “It represents an enormous step on the international stage because, as you know, internet goes beyond space and time,” said Father...

What happened when people had faith…

In times of crisis and doubt it may be helpful to remember what has happened to those who walk through the door of faith... "In him who died and rose again for our salvation, the examples of faith that have marked these two thousand years of our salvation history are...

Finding God in Airports?

Certainly a question for the many members of the Vincentian family who often find themselves in airports. Romereports.com writes "Benedict XVI met with airport chaplains and flight attendants to promote the 'The New Evangelization in the Field of Civil Aviation.' "...

How times have changed!

According to Rome Reports, the Pope is to attend a public performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony in the opera house of La Scala in Milan. When I was ordained in 1965 clerics were forbidden to attend public spectacles in opera houses.

Pope blesses US bishops’ social media efforts

Pope Benedict XVI has given his personal approval to bishops in the southeastern United States who are using social media to evangelize. So writes the EWTN website. “He understood and supported us in our use of this vehicle because it does allow the Church to enter...

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