Reclusive Pope Emeritus Leaves His Vatican Home to Visit Hospitalized Brother

Pope Emeritus Benedict visits his brother Georg Ratzinger at the Gemelli hospital

 Pope Emeritus Benedict has rarely been seen, since he retired to the Mater Ecclesiae inside the walls of the Vatican Gardens.  The former pontiff has reportedly spent his time in prayer and quiet reflection, occasionally receiving visitors (such as Pope Francis, who paid a Christmas visit last week).Today, though, he made a low-key trip to the Gemelli hospital to visit his older brother Georg Ratzinger, who is being treated there.Perhaps it’s his preference to stay out of the li … [Read more...]

Big Government vs. the Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of the Poor

As expected, the Obama Administration today asked the Supreme Court not to exempt Catholic groups from an ObamaCare requirement to offer contraceptive coverage, after Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave them a temporary reprieve earlier this week.That means that Catholic doctrine notwithstanding, President Obama and his minions want to enforce coverage which includes birth control pills and abortifacients for this person:The Administration’s court filing comes in response to an emergency s … [Read more...]