Pope Benedict XVI

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God in Public — The New Challenge of Our Times

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued

Faith Must Be Shared

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued

Benedict Couldn’t Have Said It Better

The Question: In his speech to U.S. bishops last week, Pope Benedict XVI said: “Any tendency to treat religion as … Continued

Spinning the Pope

Television spins everything: so do newspapers and commentators. This basic fact of American life carried over to the just concluded … Continued

Time for Third Vatican Council

What can the Pope say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy and the laity … Continued

My Three Catholic Wishes

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Gordon Brown’s Immodest Proposal

With all the excitement surrounding the Pope’s visit to the United States last week, Gordon Brown’s visit went almost unnoticed. … Continued

What Now for Catholic Education?

When Pope Benedict XVI addressed Catholic educators at The Catholic University of America last Thursday, he did more than insist … Continued

Catholic Creed = Diversity

The Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in Washington National Stadium presented to the nation the diversity of Catholic America. … Continued

Benedict: Protect Children from Future Abuse

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Speaking and Listening

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

The Catholic Church and Sport

When it comes to spreading the word of God through sports, the Catholic church lags behind other Christian groups. Evangelicals … Continued

Proud to Be a Catholic

I am proud. I am proud to be a Catholic after reading Benedict XVI’s homily from the mass he celebrated … Continued

Signs and Wonders: Adoration and Distance

One way of observing powerful objects is to look at the little ones that are affected. This week in Signs … Continued

Action on Abuse Too Late but Not Too Little

Pope Benedict XVI’s first message to Catholic America on his historic 2008 visit came early – on the airplane, in … Continued

Pope Benedict and the Mystery of Two Worlds

The Question: What can Pope Benedict XVI say and do to repair the growing rifts between the Vatican, the clergy … Continued

Benedict’s Mixed Messages to Islam

Benedict XVI’s visit to the U.S. will be watched closely by people in America and across the world. Many will … Continued

Why This Pope Doesn’t Connect

The Rev. Gerald Fogarty decided not to go to the pope’s mass in Washington because he’s busy teaching that day … Continued

Will the Pope Really Listen or Just Talk?

The moral failings of the Church regarding the sexual abuse tragedy require a new sincere attempt to listen.

We Listen to the Pope Except When We Don’t

He is afforded all the pomp and circumstance of a monarch, but his title is the Italian diminutive of “Daddy.” … Continued