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FaithFaith and Reason
Stephen G. Adubato
In Holy Saturday meditations, the late pope engaged postmodern thought in exploring the thorniest of church beliefs.
Clouds gather but produce no rain as cracks are seen in the dried-up municipal dam in drought-stricken Graaff-Reinet, South Africa, Nov.14, 2019. In a July 13, 2022, message to participants of a Vatican conference on climate change, Pope Francis said humanity has a "moral obligation" to protect the environment and combat climate change. (CNS photo/Mike Hutchings, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
A recent Pew survey found that overall Catholics show a higher degree of worry about the impact of climate change than other Christian denominations, but the issue appears to divide U.S. Catholics along the same political and racial lines as within the wider public.
FaithFaith and Reason
Chad Engelland
One of the more remarkable things in a pontificate full of surprises is the fact that Pope Benedict XVI's major writings involved a significant engagement with the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Pope Benedict never ceased to argue that democracy must be judged by truth, a criterion it cannot measure but can only be measured by.
pope benedict talks in one of his general audiences
FaithYour Take
Our readers
Our readers offered a variety of perspectives on Pope Benedict XVI and his ministry after the publication of America's articles on his life and passing.
Pope Francis meets the journalists during an airborne press conference aboard the airplane directed to Rome, at the end of his pastoral visit to Congo and South Sudan, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. (Tiziana Fabi/Pool Photo Via AP)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis hit out strongly against the way people have sought to manipulate Benedict’s death. “People who instrumentalize such a good person, [a man] of God, almost I would say a holy father of the church, have no ethics,” he said. “They are of a party, not of the church.”