Pope Benedict XVI

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 15, 2013

The liturgy via the “hermeneutics of politics”

Most folks have pointed to the section near the end where Benedict, in discussing Vatican II, contrasts the “Council of the Fathers” with the “Council of […]
February 28, 2013

Is Pope Benedict’s resignation a catastrophe?

In a visit to the Rome-based Community of Saint’Egidio home for the elderly in 2012, Pope Benedict told residents that senior citizens “are an asset to […]
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 […]
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 12, 2013

“It is a dangerous time. Pray for us.”

In certain Catholic circles, there has been no small amount of alarm over Pope Emeritus Benedict’s abdication, and the possible circumstances that precipitated it. Those who […]
April 10, 2013

Thompson: “Fears for the health of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI”

Damien Thompson at the Telegraph is reporting that concerns have emerged for Pope Emeritus Benedict’s apparently rapidly fading health. Thompson writes: I think all of us […]