Pope Benedict

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

Benedict’s Last Papal Audience: What is the Church?

At this point I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all the many people throughout the whole world, who, in recent weeks have sent me […]
February 27, 2013
Nuns in St. Peter Square

It’s been ~eight years that would fill a lifetime. Where were you when it started?

The legacy of Benedict XVI will grow out of his episcopal appointments and the resignations he accepted with all speed. From his incredibly deep but eminently […]
February 28, 2013

What Barack Could Learn from Benedict

This is especially true of men entrusted with great power. In the case of President Obama and soon-to-be Pope Emeritus Benedict, the contrast of the two […]
February 28, 2013

Benedict’s book is perfect for Lent

The chair of Saint Peter is now vacant. And now we call him His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus. Benedict XVI has been a faithful shepherd of […]
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

So You Want to be Pope? Here’s How

The Chair of St. Peter is empty. And the period of sede vacante has begun. Now we wait for the College of Cardinals to select the […]
March 10, 2013

Something is wrong when a dictator gets more praise than a pope

Jesse Jackson secured his induction into the liberal hall of fame last week when he told attendees at Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez’s funeral that Chavez “fed the hungry, […]
March 11, 2013

Five Questions with Colleen Carroll Campbell

EDITOR’S NOTE: CV is happy to include a new entry in our “Five Questions” series. This interview features author, columnist, television host and former presidential speechwriter […]