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In nearly eight years as pope, Benedict XVI embraced a traditionalist — and to many critics, authoritarian — view of both the papacy and of church teaching. So it's ironic that he will be remembered for his revolutionary decision to relinquish...
Pope Benedict XVI set clear and ambitious goals for his papacy quickly after he was elected: He hoped to re-evangelize the increasingly secular West. He would show that religious faith and reason could co-exist in the modern world. He would reach out to...
CNNThe wait is over for Pope Benedict XVI's many Twitter followers, and they have been quick to respond to the much anticipated first tweet from his personal account Wednesday morning. Using the handle @Pontifex -- meaning "bridge builder" in Latin -- he...
Tags: Jesus Christ, Christianity, Entertainment, Radio, Social Media
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims and locals celebrated Christmas Day on Tuesday in the ancient Bethlehem church built over the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, candles illuminating the sacred site and the joyous sound of prayer filling...
Associated PressBenedict XVI, the pope known for his hefty volumes of theology and lengthy encyclicals, is now trying brevity — spreading the faith through his own Twitter account. The pontiff will tweet in eight languages starting Dec. 12 using his personal...
The Vatican has made it official: Pope Benedict XVI will grace Twitter. He will start tweeting on Dec. 12, which is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As you'll recall, we initially reported this last month. The 85-year-old Benedict first tweeted...
Tags: Benedict XVI, Twitter, Inc., Social Media, The Pope, Dalai Lama
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's...
From MG: I'm writing quickly as Hurricane Sandy approaches Long Island. The lights are flickering, but I am smiling. When you read this, hopefully I'll be able to make coffee and toast again. Right now, I'm praying for no loss of life. That is my only...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI transferred a high-ranking Holy See official to Indianapolis for ruffling feathers at the Vatican by openly seeking to mend its frayed ties with U.S. nuns. Archbishop Joseph Tobin, an American...
Bill PressDon't look now, but the pope and his posse of bishops are on the warpath. The Vatican and American bishops are out to squash those they consider the greatest threat to the authority of the almighty Catholic Church. And who is their target? Not Catholic...
Tags: Christianity, Social Issues, Bill Press, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan
Bill PressWhen it comes to certain political issues, there's no group more vocal today than the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They are quick to speak out. And they make sure you know where they stand. No doubt about it. On abortion, Catholic bishops are...
Tags: John Paul II, Christianity, Iraq, Social Issues, Barack Obama
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict preached a message of unity as he opened Holy Week celebrations on Palm Sunday before tens of thousands of faithful packed into St Peter's Square. Just back from a six-day visit to Mexico andCuba, the 84-year-old pontiff on...
Tags: Easter, Religious Festivals, Rome (Italy), Cuba, Good Friday
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