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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.

The Vatican's most important American may be … nobody

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 3, 2016‎
There were other influential Americans over that span, including Cardinal William Levada, who headed the all-important Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope Benedict XVI. Yet because of his smarts and his prodigious work ethic, Wells ...

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.
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German intellectual says Francis contradicts Church teaching

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Not so Robert Spaemann, arguably the foremost Catholic philosopher in Germany today, an admirer of St. John Paul II and a friend of Pope Benedict XVI, who turns 89 on Thursday. In a recent interview with the Catholic News Agency, Spaemann bluntly says ...

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 ...

There goes Villegas again

Philippine Star - ‎11 hours ago‎
Where was Villegas when a succession of three popes - Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis - acknowledged and apologized for the moral transgressions of these priests and bishops?

Cardinal Wuerl on Amoris Laetitia

National Catholic Reporter (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
He states: "It was Pope Benedict XVI who began explicitly to point out the failings and unacceptability of what has been called 'a hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture,' which he contrasted with the true hermeneutic of reform and renewal in the ...

Faith, Hope and Medical Technology Still Strong in Boston

Huffington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
When I was at the Vatican, or traveling throughout the world with Pope John Paul II, I often heard him say publicly and to me personally, “A faithful Catholic is a good citizen.
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The Golf GTI celebrates its 40th birthday

Deutsche Welle - ‎17 hours ago‎
When the Golf GTI hit the market in 1976, the automotive industry was in for a surprise: The sporty little racer quickly became a cult hit.

St. Albert Catholic school board has spent more than $367000 to defend firing of transgender teacher (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
... the Internet, there's a confidential Vatican document out there somewhere that argues a sex-change operation can't really change a person's sex, plus a passing reference in 2014 to the essential nature of the gender one is born with by Pope ...
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Column: Is Pope Francis' audit of Vatican Bank over?

The Detroit News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Stories of betrayal, deceit and scandal related to Vatican finances have a long history. After roiling in years of heightened scandal and innuendo of even darker conspiracies, Pope Benedict XVI subjected the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR ...

Bishop Neil Tiedemann named auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, NY

Catholic Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
... separate stints at St. Joseph's Passionist Parish in Union City, New Jersey; Blessed Sacrament Parish in Springfield, Massachusetts; Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Brooklyn.
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Joe Biden Speaks About Faith and Curing Cancer at the Vatican

New York Times - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
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.

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

Lifesite - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
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 ...

Corona's case a top priority for the next President

The Manila Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
But I had to leave the trial before it ended for a speaking engagement at the World Congress of Families in Madrid and for the World Meeting of Families with Pope Benedict XVI in Milan. So I missed the end when all justice and decency broke down.

Target Stock Dropping, Major Corporations Jump on Transgender Bandwagon

Church Militant - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The Catholic Church has clearly maintained its position against the push for gender identity rights, with Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming in 2012 the "profound falsehood of this theory and of the anthropological revolution contained within it is obvious.".
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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 ...

Archbishiop Viganò: The Best Nuncio We've Had

National Catholic Register - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
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 ...

Cardinal Adam Maida, Diamond Jubilarian

Pittsburgh Catholic - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Following the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005, Cardinal Maida was called to Rome to join the conclave that would eventually elect Pope Benedict XVI to be the late-pope's successor. Cardinal Maida submitted his resignation that same year at the age ...

Raul Castro Fast Facts

KITV Honolulu - ‎May 2, 2016‎
March 2012 - Pope Benedict XVI visits Cuba and meets Castro. The pontiff prays for "those deprived of freedom" and talks about human rights throughout his tour of the country.