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On Benedict XVI anniversary, why he'll go down as 'Great Reformer'

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Although Pope Francis is rightly celebrated for his humility and simplicity, the truth is that Benedict XVI contributed significantly to the “demystification” of the papal office well before Francis stepped onto the scene.
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Pope Francis sends his greetings to Benedict XVI on his 89th birthday

Catholic News Agency - ‎Apr 17, 2016‎
“The Holy Father Francis, along with all those who accompany him in his visit to Lesbos--his entourage and journalists--send emeritus Pope Benedict XVI the most affectionate and cordial greetings on the occasion of his 89th birthday, asking the Lord to ...

The Diagnosis and the Cure: Benedict XVI and the Dictatorship of Relativism

Aleteia EN - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger would emerge from Conclave as Pope Benedict XVI. And one day, I imagine, he will be named a Doctor of the Church.

Pope Francis marks a comeback for “old-time curialists”

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
As of today, almost three-quarters of the officials who lead important departments are still hold-overs from the reign of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. If one considers “the Vatican” to include both the Roman Curia, meaning the government of the ...

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

Lifesite - ‎17 hours ago‎
April 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A prominent Catholic philosopher and close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said Thursday that Pope Francis's exhortation Amoris Laetitia is a “breach” with Catholic tradition and directly contradicts the teachings ...

Book Review: Inside stories about John Paul II, also told by his successor Benedict XVI (blog) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
As a journalist, he began interviewing people who knew Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, including Pope Benedict XVI. Twenty-two interviews have been published in his book, Stories about Saint John Paul II told by His Close Friends and Co-Workers.

Archbishiop Viganò: The Best Nuncio We've Had

National Catholic Register - ‎21 hours ago‎
The announcement that Archbishop Christoph Pierre will succeed Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò as apostolic nuncio to the United States is an opportunity to pay tribute to a courageous Churchman who has served Catholicism, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope ...
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Joe Biden Speaks About Faith and Curing Cancer at the Vatican

New York Times - ‎20 hours ago‎
Mr. Biden has met two previous popes: John Paul II and Benedict XVI. He famously told Pope Benedict XVI to be easier on American nuns, the target of a Vatican crackdown for their activism on issues like poverty and health care.
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Full text: Interview with Robert Spaemann on Amoris Laetitia

Catholic News Agency - ‎20 hours ago‎
Professor Spaemann, you have accompanied the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI with your philosophy. Many believers are now asking, whether and how Pope Francis' post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia should be read in continuity ...

New US Nuncio Is a Well-Regarded Diplomat

National Catholic Register - ‎21 hours ago‎
Archbishop Blume, a native of South Bend, Ind., spoke to the Register April 19 about Archbishop Christophe Pierre, whom Pope Francis appointed April 12 as the new apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Pierre, 70, is the first Frenchman to ...

Fake Nuns Try to Save Spanish Sex Priest

Daily Beast - ‎11 hours ago‎
Rosendo was arrested in December 2014 on charges of sex abuse and tax crimes associated with the Order of Saint Michael Archangel, a Roman Catholic sect whose choir performed for Pope Benedict XVI in 2011 during his apostolic voyage to Madrid.

Judicial recount and Prime Minister Selfie: Politics 204 for April 29

Winnipeg Free Press - ‎18 hours ago‎
Apology: On this date in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI expressed "sorrow" to a delegation from the Assembly of First Nations over the abuse and "deplorable" treatment that aboriginal students suffered at residential schools run by the Roman Catholic Church.
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Vatican flags more than 540 'suspicious transactions' in 2015

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Those figures came from an annual report released Thursday by the Vatican's financial watchdog unit, the Financial Information Authority, which was launched under emeritus Pope Benedict XVI in 2010. In terms of the number of red flags raised, the total ...

Brooklyn's new auxiliary bishop is returning after years serving in Jamaica

Catholic News Agency - ‎1 hour ago‎
“I am grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for translating Bishop Tiedemann for service in the Diocese of Brooklyn,” Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn said April 29.

Anglican-Catholic dialogue coming to Toronto

The Catholic Register - ‎16 hours ago‎
Then the move by Pope Benedict XVI to create a means for entire Anglican congregations to be received into the Catholic Church while retaining elements of Anglican liturgy gave offence to many Anglicans.

Former SSPX leader tells members: a Vatican deal will be good for the whole Church

Catholic Herald Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Fr Schmidberger says that Pope Francis's popularity might allow him to make the step, where Pope Benedict XVI could not have.
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Archbishop in Germany insists 'mosques are equal to Churches'

Christian Daily - ‎20 hours ago‎
In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI got into hot water for suggesting that Islam may not be the peaceful religion that it claims to be.

Three popes and life 'on the job' form Dominican

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
... of whom, by the way, do not embrace what's been called a quiet "restorationist" movement among younger clergy). Nurtured in a seminary system inspired by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, how are these priests responding to the age of Francis?

Toronto conference to explore women and diaconate

The Catholic Register - ‎18 hours ago‎
Then prefect of the congregation, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, didn't sign the International Theological Commission report and asked a new committee of the ITC, headed by one of his former graduate students, to re-examine ...

Today in History

Chicago Daily Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II, moving his predecessor a step closer to sainthood in a Vatican Mass attended by some 1.5 million pilgrims.