March 4, 2013

Vol.208 / No.7

March 4, 2013

One year ago today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. Last March, we asked James Martin, S.J., Drew Christiansen S.J., Vincent Miller and Sidney Callahan to weigh in on this historic moment in the life of the church.

What is the precedent for a pope to resign?TR: The number of popes who may have resigned has been estimated as high as 10, but the historical evidence is limited. Most recently, during the Council of Constance in the 15th century, Pope Gregory XII resigned to bring about the end of the Western Schis

CNS Photo/Paul Jeffrey
Chris HerlingerFebruary 20, 2013

There are hundreds of faith-based humanitarian groups working around the world today.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 20, 2013

Questioning Garry Wills' unorthodox views on the Eucharist

Letters
Our readersFebruary 20, 2013

Clarify ‘Entitlement’“Getting to Work,” by Patricia Ranft (2/18), does a good job puncturing the hoary myth that labor is punishment for expulsion from biblical paradise—the wages of sin. Professor Ranft is convincing in laying out “the theology of work” but

Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 20, 2013

Pope Benedict knows full well the truth of what Bernard wrote to Eugenius: You are Peter, not Jesus.

Faith in Focus
Chris LowneyFebruary 20, 2013

A new path for pilgrims, trekkers and cyclists