The Papacy of Benedict XVI: An 'America' archive

In light of Pope Benedict XVI's announcement to resign his office, we offer a selection of America articles on his pontificate:

Pope Benedict XVI: Peacemaker

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Benedict in America

David Gibson talks about the pope's visit to the United States

Benedict XVI and the Synod of Bishops

The Ordinary Way of Benedict

The Economy of Grace: Pope Benedict's Social Theology

Benedict: What's in a Name?

The Editors on Benedict's election as pope

BENEDICT'S BOOKS

Jesus of Nazareth, reviewed by Gerald O'Collins, S.J.

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, reviewed by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

Excerpts from Light of the Word, with Peter Seewald

Benedict XVI: An Introduction to His Theological Vision

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Native American protestors hold hands with parishioner Nathanial Hall, right, during a group prayer outside the Catholic Diocese of Covington on Jan. 22, 2019, in Covington, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The furor over a chance meeting between Catholic high school students and Native American protesters underscores the need to listen and learn from indigenous voices.
Marlene LangJanuary 23, 2019
The staggering parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May, seen here leaving 10 Downing Street on Jan. 23, pushed the country even further from safe dry land. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
After the stunning defeat of Theresa May's exit deal, Scotland is looking anew at independence, and the U.K. government fears economic disaster.
David StewartJanuary 23, 2019
Michael Osborne, a film director, documents the damage from a mud slide next to his home in Los Angeles on Jan. 18, after three days of heavy rain. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
The conceit of California-as-disaster-movie is ridiculous. But maybe watching our fires and mudslides helps other states consider both their own fragility and their underlying strength.
Jim McDermottJanuary 23, 2019
A commitment to religious liberty demands that effort be devoted to resolving, rather than exacerbating, any real or apparent tension between religious obligation and civil duty.
The EditorsJanuary 23, 2019