Ignore ‘prophets of doom’ predicting end of religious life, pope says
Feb 04 2013
The pope asked nuns, brothers and priests not to listen to the “prophets of doom” who say that consecrated life has no future or that it has no meaning in today’s world.
Why not women priests? The papal theologian explains
Feb 02 2013
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that only men can receive holy orders because Jesus chose men as his apostles.
Tweets and retweets: Study analyzes @Pontifex traffic
Jan 29 2013
In his first month on Twitter, Pope Benedict XVI sent two dozen mini-messages in nine languages, generating more than 270,000 comments and responses from other Twitter users.
Pope to lead full slate of Holy Week, Easter liturgies
Jan 29 2013
Pope Benedict XVI will lead a full slate of Holy Week and Easter liturgies in Rome and at the Vatican, keeping pace with a usually busy papal schedule.
Let’s Go! Vatican: New guidebook gives tourist tips, scholarly details
Jan 28 2013
The official Vatican City travel guide was released, aimed at making life easier for pilgrims and tourists, and offering accurate and exhaustive details for scholars and historians.
Social networks need more logic, love and less ranting, rage, pope says
Jan 24 2013
Social media needs to promote more logic, kindness and Christian witness than bluster, star-status and division, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Vatican mummy health check: It’s never too late for an endoscopy
Jan 20 2013
Experts have just concluded a two-year study on the seven adult mummies in the Vatican Museums’ collections.
Two Americans receive new assignments as Vatican diplomats
Jan 18 2013
Pope Benedict XVI gave new assignments in mid-January to two U.S. archbishops serving as Vatican ambassadors.
Everyone, even atheists, has human desire to know who God is, pope says
Jan 16 2013
The desire to see and know God is innate in everyone, even nonbelievers, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Vatican official: Armstrong’s misdeeds reflect ‘rotten’ cycling world
Jan 16 2013
Pro-sports “have become a commodity that are subordinate to the free market and, therefore, to profit,” a Vatican official said.
Pope baptizes, welcomes babies into a personal relationship with Jesus
Jan 14 2013
The Sistine Chapel sounded a bit like a nursery Jan. 13, as Pope Benedict XVI baptized 20 babies.
Bishop of Las Cruces retires; San Antonio auxiliary named successor
Jan 11 2013
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M., and named as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio.
Pope names Lebanon trip coordinator to head Canada’s Maronite Catholics
Jan 10 2013
Pope Benedict XVI named the priest in charge of coordinating his papal visit to Lebanon to head the Maronite Catholic community in Canada.
Be like Good Samaritan, help those in need, pope says in message
Jan 08 2013
In a message for the 2013 World Day of the Sick, Pope Benedict XVI called on everyone to be a good Samaritan and concretely help those in need.
Bishops must stand firm in truth to lead people to Christ, pope says
Jan 07 2013
Pope Benedict ordained four new archbishops.