VATICAN CITY (RNS) In his final public address, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday forcefully defended his decision to resign from the papacy while trying to reassure Catholics still reeling from the shock of his unprecedented move.
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(RNS) “Please God, I’ll be home by Palm Sunday. … If I’m in Rome longer, please send peanut butter. You can’t get it there.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in his blog about the upcoming conclave in Rome to elect the next pope
NEW YORK (RNS) One fact is unmistakable after seeing a new exhibit of African American art at New York’s Museum of Biblical Art: Biblical narratives have been the key constant in the lives of African-American Christians.
(RNS) The last Pope Benedict to resign, Benedict IX, was an infamous rake who sold the papacy. But like his 21st-century namesake, Benedict IX forces Catholics to mind the gap between the mortal man and the sacred papal office.
I sense something profound when Paul writes that the relationship of the husband to the wife is as the relationship of Christ to the church, but I still get creeped out when he says “just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their husbands in everything.”
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “Pope Emeritus” after his retirement on Thursday, and will continue to wear the traditional white papal vestments.
(RNS) Any discussion of immigration reform must recognize the international causes that drive unauthorized migration to the United States: hunger, poverty, lack of economic opportunity and inequality.
(RNS) The bubble I see bursting is establishment Christianity in America. It is bursting ever-so-slowly, even as millions of people still find life, meaning, safety and structure inside their bubbles. But one failing congregation at a time, the surface of shimmering shape is being breached.
Make your picks for the Sweet Sistine. The retiring pontiff gets a new title. Fox News says sorry to Wiccans.