Pope Benedict XVI

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Ratzinger is the perfect pope

“Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe?” Yes he should, … Continued

What did he know and when did he know it?

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

A time for apologies and amends

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

Do we expect the Holy Father to do a perp walk?

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

Vatican was warned about abusive priest, NYT reports

Laurie Goodstein of The New York Times is reporting that the Vatican declined in the late 1990s to defrock a … Continued

The Catholic church’s bureaucratic lament: “It wasn’t my responsibility”

As I drank my coffee, read the Sunday papers and mused over Pope Benedict XVI’s bureaucratic, responsibility-evading “apology” for the … Continued

A call to penance

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent letter to Irish Catholics is a sensitive and thoughtful response to another painful exposé of sexual … Continued

Missionaries: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Is EWTN still Catholic?

Success often tempts the vain into going a step too far. That is my diagnosis of what is happening at … Continued

The Pope vs. climate change deniers

By John Gehring communications director The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon … Continued

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. In his encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, Pope Benedict XVI writes that economics … Continued

Sacraments for the people

Catholic America owes a debt of gratitude to the recently deceased Dominican Friar, Edward Schillebeeckx, who was a leading voice … Continued

What would Jesus blog?

By James Martin, S.J.culture editor, America magazine Pope Benedict XVI’s surprising message for this year’s World Day of Communications encouraged … Continued

Pope tells priests: Blog for God

By William Wan An interesting message out of the Vatican this weekend (delivered over Pope Benedict XVI’s YouTube channel, no … Continued

Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.

Sainthood for Miep Gies

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Adjunct professor of law at Cornell Law School The question Roman Catholics throughout the world should … Continued

Predictions for 2010

Here are ten predictions with a Catholic America twist for 2010. 1. The changes in the liturgy will upset the … Continued

Faith and development

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams occupies a unique position in the religious world, … Continued

God, Notre Dame, Country

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen This past weekend I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a conference at the … Continued

Faith and farming

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall We’re seeing many calls to conscience these days. Nibbling breakfast, I clicked on a … Continued