Church News

February 12, 2013

The story of two eight-year terms

Pope Benedict, 2005-2013 vs. President Obama, 2008-2016 I know, the comparison is hardly equivalent for many reasons: Ratzinger was well-known worldwide as a leading scholar and […]
February 20, 2013

Cardinal Dolan…Pope?

Habemus Gotham? Is it possible? According to this story, the New York prelate’s name is being mentioned with increasing frequency in Rome, as cardinals from around […]
February 26, 2013

The New Pope Will Inherit a Prepaid Trip to the USA

While many of us are focusing on who the next pope will be, an announcement made yesterday gives us a big clue about when we will […]
February 26, 2013

A Pope Retires: Questions and Answers

As we draw nearer to the official end of the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI, we are getting answers to some of the questions that Catholics […]
February 27, 2013

WaPo gets the dirt on the potential power struggle with a “Pope Emeritus.” Hilarity ensues.

Oh my. Just call it WaPo’s Western Schism That Won’t Happen. VATICAN CITY — Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called “pope” and living a few […]
February 27, 2013

The Cardinal I Don’t Want To See Elected Pope

The Conclave of Cardinals will meet in March to choose the next pope. The media reports will be full of speculation of who’s going to get […]
February 28, 2013

Every American Bishop Invited to Participate in March for Marriage

Part of their letter reads: We are grateful for this opportunity to express support for the Marriage March and to encourage participation in this event. We […]
March 1, 2013

There Is No Pope

There is no pope. There is no pope. There is no pope. The phrase didn’t occur to me as the bell of St. Benedict’s Abbey  tolled […]
March 1, 2013

Bp Vasa To Catholic Teachers: Get On Board With Your Employer’s Mission.

I haven’t seen the statement, but the press coverage implies its authenticity. When I worked at the Vatican, there was one morning when a Vatican employee had called […]