Pope Benedict XVI

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Church needs an accounting of the soul

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

My Catholic crisis of faith

By Michele Langevine Leibywriter I will always remember it as one of the most glorious days of my life, even … Continued

A time for prophetic leadership and accountability

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Hyperbole, vitriol and death by crucifixion

You have to wonder if the Roman Catholic Church circa 2010 is what Jesus had in mind as he hung … Continued

Anti-Catholic bias and irresponsible reporting

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

What the Church says to the ‘little ones’

By Robin Darling Youngprofessor of theology, University of Notre Dame A recent catch-phrase among anti-abortion Catholics goes: “What will you … Continued

Benedict’s failure and opportunity

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Like most bishops, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI, did … Continued

Pope should be held accountable

Pope Benedict XVI may not need to resign in light of the current scandal swirling around the Roman Catholic church, … Continued

A pope resign? Mind-boggling but soul-healing

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Pope should abandon institutional self-protection, embrace transparency

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Benedict should stay – and clean house

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Pope Benedict’s karma

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Children before doctrine

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Ordination does not = immunity from prosecution

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

U.S. bishops express sadness, anger about abuse; support for pope

U.S. Catholic bishops expressed concern Tuesday for victims of child sexual abuse by clerics, but also praised Pope Benedict XVI … Continued

Everyday believers vs. institutional scandal

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

The sins of the Fathers are crimes

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

“Bad” popes and bishops

What do Alexander VI, the Renaissance Borgia pope, and today’s Benedict XVI have in common? No, it’s not a sex … Continued

Impeach the Pope

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Pope Benedict won’t be intimidated

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