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S+L BLOG: Benedict XVI



Today on Perspectives: Pope Benedict holds the final General Audience of his Pontificate and we get analysis from on the ground in St. Peter’s Square. ...read more
On Wednesday, Pope Benedict takes part in his final General Audience. S+L’s Kris Dmyrenko will bring you live coverage at 4:30 am ET / 1:30 am PT.  If that’s too early in the morning for you, you catch our encore presentation at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT. Visit S+L’s special Benedict XVI website ...read more
Photo: Archbishop Pier Luigi Celata, Vice-Chamberlain of the Apostolic Chamber, sits between Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ and Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB at this afternoon’s press briefing at the Vatican.  Archbishop Celata gave a summary of the Motu Proprio issued by Pope Benedict. Just before noon in Rome, Pope Benedict issued a Motu Proprio leaving the ...read more
Fr. Tom Rosica, CSB and Sebastian Gomes are working with Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ (above) in the Holy See Press Office during the papal transition.  In his weekly editorial, Fr. Lombardi reflects on the great challenges during these uncertain times, especially regarding the mainstream media.  In the end, he reminds us that authentic media and communications maintain a ...read more
It has been nearly two weeks since Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation. Last week we looked at his announcement and the reaction from the cardinals who were first hand witnesses to the historic moment. This week we look at the questions that have begin to arise: what will happen to ...read more
  If you click the image above, you will be led to an interactive media element showing you the details of the upcoming Papal Conclave. This is really cool and full of fascinating information. This makes learning about the upcoming conclave fun. Source: vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/the-vatican/come-si-elegge-il-papa * Please consider donating to Salt + Light this Lent ...read more
This morning, CBC taped the “Mansbridge One on One” Interview with Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., inside St. Paul’s Basilica in Toronto. The focus of the interview was the transition taking place in the papacy and the upcoming conclave. Photos from the interview are attached below. Broadcast times are found below: cbc.ca/thenational/mansbridge/ Peter Mansbridge presents a ...read more
The following is an article taken from Vatican Radio, published on February 14. The original article can be found here (Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI has met parish priests and clergy of the Diocese of Rome in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. Led by Cardinal Vicar Agostino Vallini and auxiliary bishops, they greeted Benedict XVI ...read more
Watch Fr. Robert Barron’s new video on Pope Benedict’s Legacy. ...read more
Pope Benedict XVI, 85, who has been considered a guardian of the faith, upholding the traditional teachings of the church leading the clergy in the defense of the faith, announced Feb 11 he is resigning as Bishops of Rome and Pope effective at the end of the month. Regarded as one of the sharpest theologians ...read more