Pope Benedict XVI Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Pope Benedict XVI.

Results 1 - 20 of 12,885 in Pope Benedict XVI

  1. The Pope Forfeits Spiritual And Moral Authority on "Palestine"Read the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    Pope Francis has suffered a serious blow to his spiritual and moral authority following the Vatican's recognition of the "State of Palestine" in a new treaty announced on 13 May. The Holy See, while maintaining in every case the right to exercise its moral and spiritual teaching-office, deems it opportune to recall that owing to its own character, it is solemnly committed to remaining a stranger to all merely temporal conflicts, which principle applies specifically to disputed territories and unsettled borders "We have recognized the State of Palestine ever since it was given recognition by the United Nations and it is already listed as the State of Palestine in our official yearbook," This latest challenge to the Pope's spiritual and moral authority - first transgressed by his predecessor Pope Benedict - arises from the fact that the United Nations recognition of the State of Palestine ... (more)

    Comment?

  2. How Is "Liberation Theology" Still a Thing?Read the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Power Line

    The New York Times reports on the front page today Pope Francis's revival of "liberation theology" -a radical creed from the 1970s and 1980s that at the time I summarized as "Marxism with salsa." Quoth the Times : is directly engaging with a theological movement that once sharply divided Catholics and was distrusted by his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

    Comment?

  3. Progressive Catholics Organize to Promote Pope Francis's Climate Change MessageRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Breitbart.com

    There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines. When Pope Francis releases his much-anticipated teaching document on the environment and climate change in the coming weeks, a network of Roman Catholics will be ready.

    Comment?

  4. Same-sex marriage is coming to Northern IrelandRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. If there is not already majority support for the move in the Province, there will be soon.

    Comment?

  5. Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change messageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, MAY 25, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican through a throng of people carrying umbrellas for the rain. Francis is issuing an encyclical on the environment and climate change by the end of June 2015 with an eye toward the end-of-year U.N. climate change conference in Paris.

    Comment?

  6. Catholics organize to promote popea s climate change messageRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | TheCourier.com

    There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.

    Comment?

  7. Respect creation - this is a must for every single Christian, Pope Francis saysRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

    Vatican City, May 24, 2015 / 10:14 am .- Pope Francis used Sunday's feast of Pentecost the descent of the Holy Spirit as an occasion to remind Christians of their duty to care for and respect the earth. "The Holy Spirit whom Christ sent from the Father, and the Creator Spirit who gives life to all things, are one and the same," the Pope said.

    Comment?

  8. Jeb's New Cottage at the family Kennebunkport compound -- the Pope...Read the original story

    6 hrs ago | Politico

    ... movement that once sharply divided Catholics and was distrusted by his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. ... Francis is sending a signal that the allegiance of his church is to the poor, who once saw some bishops as more aligned ...

    Comment?

  9. Pope Francis: driving who?Read the original story

    7 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    The Pope does not drive a car, but I have information - which may be true or not, just like that emitted by the government - that he loves driving. A friend in Texas sent me the following story - which, again, may be true or not.

    Comment?

  10. Gay Marriage in Ireland Isn't a 'No' to CatholicismRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Time

    Ireland's historic decision to pass gay marriage by popular vote Saturday has led many to question the strength of the Catholic Church in the land of St. Patrick. For example, The Telegraph 's Tim Stanley wrote that Ireland's "yes" to gay marriage was a "no" to Catholicism.

    Comment?

  11. Relics of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II light fires of faith in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | DFW Catholic

    Chanthaburi, Thailand, May 24, 2015 / 06:08 am .- Scores of Catholic faithful are taking part in the Thailand tour of the sacred relics of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II. "The visit of the relic is a blessing of God for us in our dioceses as the saints are visiting us and they light the fire of faith and hope," Bishop Silvio Siripong Charatsri of the Chanthaburi told CNA May 18. The reliquaries of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II have been brought to various dioceses' parishes for over a year, with stops scheduled in ten Thai dioceses.

    Comment?

  12. Pope's pronouncements making trouble for GOP CatholicsRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

    Catholic Republicans are developing a pope problem. Earlier this month, Francis recognized Palestinian statehood.

    Comment?

  13. Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | NBC12

    ... his innocence to the end. Romero's beatification was held up for years by church politics until then-Pope Benedict XVI "unblocked" the case in late 2012, after it was determined he had not been an adherent of revolutionary liberation theology as ...

    Comment?

  14. Former rebels, devout cheer as murdered archbishop beatified in El SalvadorRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Reuters

    Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday, the final step before sainthood, 35 years after he was gunned down at the altar by a right-wing death squad for denouncing the oppression of the poor by the military dictatorship. Roman Catholics from around the world mixed with former Marxist rebels from El Salvador's brutal civil war as over 250,000 people gathered in the capital to celebrate the country priest who confronted the U.S.-backed government.

    Comment?

  15. Church Needs 'Reality Check' On Gay MarriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Sky News

    The Archbishop of Dublin asks whether the Catholic Church has "drifted away completely from young people" after Ireland votes Yes. The Archbishop of Dublin has said the Catholic Church needs a "reality check" following Ireland's landslide vote to legalise gay marriage.

    Comment?

  16. Pope Francis: voice of Oscar Romero still resonates todayRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Spero News

    Pope Francis sent a letter on May 23 to Archbishop Jos Luis Escobar Alas of El Salvador to mark the beatification of the martyred Archbishop scar Arnulfo Romero Galdmez. Romero was assassinated in 1980 while celebrating Mass in the capital of the Central American republic.

    Comment?

  17. School pupils in Strathaven excel in their annual Lenten fundraising appealRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Daily Record

    Each year during the period of Lent, the pupils of St Patrick's Primary School and Nursery Class in Strathaven raise significant amounts of money for charities. At a ceremony in the school last Wednesday, cheques for A 2271 each were presented to Macmillan Cancer Support Scotland and Positive Attitude to Life After Stroke Plus .

    Comment?

  18. The coming crisis in the Catholic ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Spero News

    ... for his defense of the old liturgy, and for his generally "traditional" Catholic views). - Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI (who was a radical progressive theologian at the Second Vatican Council, then became a more "tradition-oriented" theologian ...

    Comment?

  19. In Romero's elevation, parallels with Francis emergeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Boston.com

    On Saturday, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador reached the ranks of the Catholic Church's near-saints, receiving the title of "blessed" in a ceremony called a beatification. Theologically all such declarations may be created equal, but in terms of star power some beatifications are clearly more equal than others.

    Comment?

  20. Vatican's - Palestine' Treaty is Immoral, Illegal and DangerousRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    The Vatican is to sign a treaty formally recognizing an entity called 'the State of Palestine'. It is a big mistake.

    Comment?