Pope Benedict XVI

Retired Pope Benedict XVI expressed his displeasure with the way a German cardinal publicly criticized his stepping down as pontiff, and he defended taking the title "pope emeritus."
Federico Lombardi May 17, 2018
Insights on the papacies of Benedict XVI and Francis from Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., a close colleague of both.
An Indian Residential school run by the church in the Northwest Territories, year unknown. Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys / Library and Archives Canada
Dean Dettloff April 30, 2018
"A future Papal visit to Canada may be considered, taking into account all circumstances, and including an encounter with the Indigenous Peoples as a top priority.” It does not say this encounter would mean an apology.
Aaron Pidel April 16, 2018
The dictatorship of relativism and the demise of objective reality
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, N.J., center, talks with Bishop James F. Checchio of Metuchen, N.J., left, and U.S. Archbishop James P. Green, in Rome in June 2017. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Michael J. O’Loughlin April 13, 2018
At Villanova, the Newark archbishop spoke of “paradigm shifts” in the church and said “only the Lord" can judge who belongs among the faithful.
Elisabeth Haggblade April 02, 2018
My acquaintance with J.R. dates back to when I was a fourth-grade student in Bogenhausen, a suburb of Munich, in the early 1950s.