Pope Benedict XVI

In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd from the window of the Pope's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and make his last public blessing as pope. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
Faith News
John Paul liked scrambled eggs on bacon for breakfast. Benedict spent his free time playing the piano, reading, listening to classical music.
Pope Francis greets Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb during a meeting in Cairo on April 28, 2017. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany
Faith Short Take
Francis has made it his business to try to build bridges with the Muslim world with the energy of a missionary. Benedict also delivered his message to Islam from afar.
Faith Video
America FilmsApril 19, 2017
To celebrate his 90th birthday, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enjoyed a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany. 
Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI in a 2015 file photo. (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA) 
Faith News
The 460-page commemorative volume gathers just a slice of the kind of rigorous research still being done today "in the light of faith," and in the footsteps of a 90-year-old pope.
The carved busts of Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippus, and Epicurus. (Flickr photo/Matt Neale)
Faith Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyOctober 05, 2016
Some Catholics have abandoned philosophy as a central component of the church's discourse.
Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.September 15, 2016
Deconstructionists, those intellectuals who make it their job to ask critical questions about our long-cherished collective stories, like to ask, among other things, who or what cause is best served by a given narrative. They might ask, for example, whose interests are served by a story that tells o