Flying back to Rome on Oct. 2 after a visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, the pope was asked how, given his criticism on Oct. 1 of “gender theory” and of what he calls “ideological colonization,” he would provide pastoral care to a person who felt his or her sexuality did not co
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. October 05, 2016
I recall the deep sense of fellowship in mission that the congregation engendered.
Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in 2015. (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)
With age comes finding greater challenges in the Gospels, Pope Benedict XVI says.
Gerard O’Connell September 08, 2016
Benedict XVI: “Obedience to my successor has always been unquestionable.”
(AP photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Gerard O’Connell September 08, 2016
"Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy."
Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
"Practical governance was not my forte and this certainly was a weakness."