BLOG: Benedict XVI
Reading from a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, Pope, from the Office of Readings for February 22, Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Out of the whole world one man, Peter, is chosen to preside at the calling of all nations, and to be set over all the apostles and all the fathers ...read more
Joined by an estimated 80,000 pilgrims, Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus today from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square. In his address (translated into English in the video above), the Holy Father reflects on the temptation of Jesus in the desert. This is the second last Angelus address that the Pope will give before ...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
Today’s snapshot comes from Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Voyage to Benin. In this photo Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child during his visit at the St. Rita Parish of Cotonou, Benin on November 19, 2011. – CNS photo/LOsservatore Romano via Catholic Press Photo ...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
News reports about Pope Benedict’s health invariably mention that he has taken on a lighter schedule over the past several months. This is only partly true. While it’s indisputable that the Pope made only two international trips in 2012 — to Mexico and Cuba in March, and Lebanon in September — his daily schedule could ...read more
With his announcement February 11, Pope Benedict XVI becomes one of only four popes to resign. The last time a pope resigned from the Chair of Peter was 1415, in effort to end a major schism. The Code of Canon Laws allows for a pope to resign. The only conditions are that the decision be ...read more
For one last time before retirement, Benedict XVI is ushering the Church into Lent. Today the Holy Father will preside at mass to mark Ash Wednesday, during which he will bless and distribute ashes to the penitent faithful. Unlike past years, the liturgy will not be held at the Basilica of Santa Sabina, southeast of ...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