Tag: Pope Benedict

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

Adventure by Catholic terms: ‘You were made for greatness’

| Christina Capecchi | February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

All afternoon I had been hunkered over my MacBook, perched above a frozen lake and watching the sun cast pink into the clouds. I was thinking about what lie dormant and all the possibility below, waiting to thaw.

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Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

Pope, on flight, talks about dialogue, war, abuse of women religious

| Cindy Wooden | February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told reporters he is more afraid of the consequences of not engaging in interreligious dialogue than he is of being manipulated by some Muslim leaders.

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In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

In letters to German cardinal, retired pope defends way he stepped down

| Carol Glatz | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title “pope emeritus.”

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Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

Retired pope celebrates 91st birthday

| April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI had a “peaceful and familial” 91st birthday April 16, celebrating with his 94-year-old brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who was visiting from Germany, the Vatican said.

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Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

Pope accepts resignation of communications prefect

| Cindy Wooden | March 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a very public controversy involving the use of a letter by retired Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Msgr. Dario Vigano as prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for Communication.

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Retired pope says criticism against Pope Francis is ‘foolish prejudice’

Retired pope says criticism against Pope Francis is ‘foolish prejudice’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election, retired Pope Benedict XVI defended the continuity of the church’s teaching under his successor and dismissed those who criticize the pope’s theological foundations.

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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease or paralyzing condition after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.

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Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

Pilgrim pope: Benedict says he’s journeying toward God

| Cindy Wooden | February 9, 2018 | 5 Comments

“I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.”

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

Priests and marriage: Pope’s response not so new after all

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

While Pope Francis’ recent comments on the subject of married priests made headlines around the world, his response falls clearly in line with the thinking of his predecessors.

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‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

‘Today’ show’s Roker credits Catholic schools for success in life, career

| Katie Borkowski | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Al Roker, weather and feature anchor on NBC’s “Today” show, told a Sioux City Catholic audience that he owes his success in life and his career to the Catholic education he received growing up.

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Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

Retired pope says aging brings intense prayer, awareness of judgment

| Cindy Wooden | September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

As he prays in his house in the Vatican Gardens and, especially, as he ages, retired Pope Benedict XVI said he finds many Scripture passages “more challenging in their greatness and gravity.”

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