Pope Benedict

December 10, 2013

The Pope Emeritus Responds to an Atheist

I had to smile at his opening paragraphs, in which Benedict addresses his critic courteously but forcefully: Today, therefore, I would at last like to thank […]
December 25, 2013

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the […]
February 23, 2014

Pope Benedict’s Legacy

Father Thomas Reese, S.J., has an interesting and worthwhile article at the National Catholic Reporter on the legacy of Pope Benedict.  The piece is characterized first […]
February 24, 2014

Vatican II: A Great Gift to the Church

  I’m not a Vatican II scholar (I know, you’re shocked) but I’ve always had the notion that the Second Vatican Council was, all in all, […]
April 1, 2014
Pierrot and Harlequin (Mardi Gras) by Paul Cezanne, 1888

CV EXCLUSIVE: Pope Francis to Celebrate Clown Mass

THE VATICAN, April 1 — EXCLUSIVE to Catholic Vote, sources in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments have revealed that Pope […]
April 11, 2014

Popes Clearly Say Who Can and Can’t Receive Communion

Reading the comments to John’s excellent post about Bishop Paprocki, I sense a kind of amnesia. So, for the record: There is already lots of clarity about […]
April 24, 2014

John XXIII, John Paul II, and the Triumph of Vatican II

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council in order to modernize the Church and help it get with the […]