Pope Benedict

Pope’s New Interview in a New Book!!

November 17, 2010

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Some Crazy Brits Plan Papal Protests

September 9, 2010

The leading atheists in England continue to embarrass themselves with virulent comments against the Pope and his official state visit to the United Kingdom. These are petty, mean-spirited men. Other have protests planned. Having just been on a speaking tour of England and just invited back next summer, the Pope’s visit resonates with me. I [...]

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Why Time Magazine Misses the Point about the Pope

June 9, 2010

Why Time Magazine Misses the Point Benedict XVI’s Pontificate Is Marked by Reform and Renewal By Gregory Erlandson HUNGTINGTON, Indiana, JUNE 8, 2010 (Zenit.org).- It would probably be too much to ask that Time magazine run a cover story on the bold statements and concrete actions that Benedict XVI has taken to address the clergy [...]

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Priest Scandal News – defending the Pope, cleaning up seminaries

June 1, 2010

‘Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest’ http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6492 In a manifest example of media bias, a May 30 Associated Press headline screamed, “Future pope refused defrocking of convicted priest”– even though Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, did not have the authority in 1989 to laicize a [...]

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Dr. Hahn Meets the Pope!

May 26, 2010

Today our group went to the General Audience with Pope Benedict. Dr. Scott Hahn was able to get a special ticket (he’d been working on it for a year, I think). After the final blessing he was able to meet the pope and present him with his latest books. You will see him describe it [...]

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We See the Pope — and have a Party!

May 20, 2010

Wednesday is General Audience Day with the Pope in St. Peter’s Square — and we were there! For most in our group it is the first time in Rome — and the first time to see and hear the Pope in person. After this wonderful experience — and after receiving his blessing, we scattered for [...]

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Pope’s Blessing!

May 19, 2010

Just received the Pope’s blessing at the General Audience! Pictures and videos soon!

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I am one of them

May 6, 2010

Practicing Catholics unfazed by abuse scandals; Pope’s popularity increasing http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=6229 A new poll conducted by CBS News and The New York Times has found that 77% of Catholics who attend Mass weekly say that “the Vatican’s handling of recent child sex abuse reports” has had no effect on how they “feel about the Catholic Church.” [...]

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Pope Takes Control of the Legionaries

May 1, 2010

“Pope Benedict XVI will appoint an apostolic delegate to supervise the Legionaries of Christ, the Vatican announced on May 1. “The Saturday announcement from the Vatican press office came a day after the five bishops who had conducted an apostolic visitation of the Legionaries presented their report. In a strongly worded statement, the Vatican indicated [...]

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Weigle Pounds Kung

April 21, 2010

Weigel rips Küng for attack on Pope Benedict George Weigel takes Hans Küng to task for his vituperative personal attack on Pope Benedict XVI, calling it “mean-spirited condemnation of an old friend.” Weigel notes that Küng “single-handedly invented a new global personality-type– the dissident theologian as international media star.” However, he argues, the dissident’s timing [...]

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Pope Benedict: 6 Accusations, 1 Question

April 21, 2010

The Passion of Pope Benedict. Six Accusations, One Question by Sandro Magister Pedophilia is only the latest weapon aimed against Joseph Ratzinger. And each time, he is attacked where he most exercises his leadership role. One by one, the critical points of this pontificate ROME, April 7, 2010 – The attack striking pope Joseph Ratzinger [...]

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Weigal and EWTN’s Orroyo Special: “Standing up for the Pope”!

April 8, 2010

Standing up for the Pope! George Weigel, bestselling papal biographer and columnist, joins Raymond Arroyo on a special “World Over” this week, exclusively on EWTN. They’ll discuss the sex abuse scandal and the charges being leveled against the Vaticanand the Pope. What is really going on – and what impact is this having on the [...]

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Charges & Countercharges Swirling around the Pope

April 3, 2010

Vatican responds to media distortions on Tucson abuse cases In an extraordinary display of media bias, the Associated Press has reported that “the abuse cases of two priests in Arizona have cast further doubt on the Catholic church’s insistence that Pope Benedict XVI played no role in shielding pedophiles before he became pope.” . . . At Vatican’s [...]

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Overwhelming Defense of the Pope in the Face of Absurd Reporting

March 31, 2010

Cardinal Levada decries New York Times attack on Pontiff Cardinal William Levada, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has joined in the defense of Pope Benedict XVI against critical reports published by the New York Times. Faulting the newspaper’s reporting and its editorial comment on the Pope’s alleged involvement in [...]

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The World, and some in the Church, Hate the Pope

March 25, 2010

If they ever suspect a chink in the armor the enemy will smell blood and rush in with hatred in their eyes. Thus it is with the secular media and the Catholic Church, especially regarding the Pope. THE LATEST L’Osservatore rips Pope’s critics on sex-abuse claims A strongly worded editorial in the Vatican newspaper has [...]

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Pope Under Attack

March 15, 2010

Vatican answers critics on abuse http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=5725 Pounded by stories in the European media about the sex-abuse scandal that is exploding across the continent, the Vatican released an unusual statement on Saturday, March 13, defending Church policies and refuting stories that had sought to link Pope Benedict XVI directly to the scandal. Today there are thousands [...]

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