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Munich Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis Pray for Victims of Deadly Shooting

National Catholic Register - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Benedict XVI 'prays for the innocent victims and expresses condolences and closeness to the families.' Francis said: 'I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded.

The Greatness of Benedict XVI: An interview with Cardinal Kurt Koch, Part 2

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Cardinal Koch: The lecture of Pope Benedict XVI in Regensburg was in fact prophetic, because it called attention to a sore spot in Islam.
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Benedict XVI's secretary: Popes can't change doctrine with 'half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes'

Lifesite - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's long-time personal secretary, has given a sweeping interview in which he accuses his fellow German bishops of downplaying Catholic dogma, and ...
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Castles and death camps: Sites the pope will see in Poland

Bismarck Tribune - ‎9 hours ago‎
FILE -- In this May 28, 2006 file photo Pope Benedict XVI puts a candle in front of the death wall at the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland.

What We're Still Learning from Benedict's Resignation

Commonweal (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Pope Benedict XVI resigned more than three years ago and Francis is undeniably the only pope. Yet in some ways the transition is ongoing, and it continues to affect the Church.

German cardinal sees negative results from resignation of Benedict XVI

Catholic Culture - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, the retired president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, has written that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was imprudent-- although certainly licit-- and suggested that Church law should be amended to ...

Mike Piazza inducted into MLB Hall of Fame—and quotes Pope Benedict

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Twelve-time MLB All-Star Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, and in his speech at the induction ceremony, he thanked his mother for raising him Catholic and quoted Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 encyclical, Spe Salvi (22:35 in ...

Texas Bishop Says Deportation Is Exactly As Bad As Abortion

Daily Caller - ‎3 hours ago‎
Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas says the 2016 election has left Catholics without real political alternatives, arguing both parties promote equally violent platforms - like abortion or deportation.

Brooklyn Cathedral Plans 4-Story Office Building in Prospect Heights

DNAinfo - ‎1 hour ago‎
The co-cathedral at 856 Pacific St. was first built in 1912 and recently underwent a $18.5 million renovation before being elevated to a cathedral in 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI. It is now one of two official seats of the Diocese of Brooklyn, which ...
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DOCAT, a catechism for youth of Catholic social doctrine, introduced at World Youth Day

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
DOCAT features inspirational and insightful quotes from Catholic leaders and saints, including St. Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Pope Francis and Pope Benedict; excerpts from Francis' magisterial teaching; and important statements from his ...

What George Washington and Pope Benedict have in common

Sioux City Catholic Globe - ‎3 hours ago‎
In April 2005, the day after his installation Mass, Pope Benedict XVI opened up about the recent papal conclave. “As the trend in the ballots slowly made me realize that, in a matter of speaking, the guillotine would fall on me, I started to feel quite ...

Cardinal Burke: Formation Begins in the Family

The Cardinal Newman Society - ‎9 hours ago‎
Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke was made a bishop by Pope John Paul II in 1994, and a cardinal in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. He was called to Rome in the same year to become Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
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Piazza acknowledges his Catholic faith at Hall of Fame induction - ‎5 hours ago‎
Mike Piazza makes his acceptance speech during the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 24 in Cooperstown, N.Y. The superstar catcher gave credit to his Catholic faith for his success in his life and career.

World Briefs: Police kill 9 militants in Dhaka raid

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎18 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI - Police in Bangladesh's capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country's police chief said.

Vatican signs financial agreement with Bank of Italy

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎15 hours ago‎
The deal is the latest step in a reform process started under Pope Benedict XVI and pursued by his successor Pope Francis to improve the Vatican's position within the global financial system.
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Pope appoints head of Catholic University of America to Vatican agency

The Pilot - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Pope Benedict XVI created the agency in 2007 as a way to "promote and develop a culture of quality within the academic institutions that depend directly on the Holy See" and help these institutions identify, evaluate and improve their mission and ...

How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol

New Republic - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Anna Katharina Schaffner's Exhaustion: A History opens with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013. He cited deteriorating physical and mental strength as a major factor in his decision to step down, and Schaffner teasingly holds him up as an ...
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The Church's silence is what's breeding this 'Catholic and pro-abortion' meme

Lifesite - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
July 26, 2016 (ALL) -- The erroneous and nasty idea that someone in public life can be both Catholic and pro-abortion is once again front and center in the news.

Catholic Pilgrims Visit Auschwitz Ahead of Visit by Pope

ABC News - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
On Friday, Francis will become the third pontiff to visit the somber memorial site, following in the footsteps of John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Fatima Sonndevile, a pilgrim from Spain, said: "There is always light, and I think we have to find it. I ...
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Baseball Legend: Catholic Faith 'Greatest Gift of All'

Church Militant - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
... my Catholic faith, the greatest gift a mother could give a child, which has had a profound impact on my career and has given me patience, compassion and hope," the former catcher revealed in a speech Sunday at Cooperstown.