Pope Benedict

July 8, 2015

Papal Apartments: 3 Popes’ Humble Homes

The Pope’s visit to his native South America got me thinking. I suppose it is as much a commentary on the difference between the American Dream […]
September 5, 2015

Papal Visit 2015: Where Do You Stand on the Chair?

Where do you stand on the chair? James Thomas More Griffin, at his blog and on his Facebook page, posted a picture that went viral: It […]
December 8, 2015

Spend the Year of Mercy Mastering the Theology of Ratzinger

  In an era of rapid secularization outside the Church and a spreading wave of progressivism and dissent within the Church, there is great need for […]
January 24, 2017

Fight Erupts Between Francis and Benedict Over Election Crowd Size

Well, we didn’t see this coming. Ever since Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation in 2013 and the subsequent election of Pope Francis, the two pontiffs have maintained a […]
July 15, 2017

Updated: Pope Benedict’s Dramatic Telegram to a Dubia Cardinal (Original Translation + Commentary)

Cardinal Joachim Meisner’s funeral was celebrated today. Cardinal Meisner was one of the four Cardinals to submit a dubia to Pope Francis asking the pope to […]
June 15, 2018

Bishop: Deny Communion to Border Agents. It’s a ‘Life Issue.’

Is enforcing U.S. immigration law a moral evil that demands excommunication? Or would a new proposal politicize the Eucharist, strengthen organized crime, and hurt even more […]