Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Pens Letter to Atheist

Welcome news about Pope Benedict XVI’s recent eleven page letter to atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi: Once again, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has picked up a pen and paper. In an eleven-page letter addressed to atheist Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Ratzinger defends Jesus as a historic figure, explaining that the Jesus of the Gospel existed in real life. Video [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Farewell Discourse to the College of Cardinals

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This morning’s “goodbye”, excerpted from News.va: Dear beloved brothers I welcome you all with great joy and cordially greet each one of you. I thank Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who as always, has been able to convey the sentiments of the College,¬†Cor ad cor loquitur. Thank you, Your Eminence, from my heart. And referring to the [Read More...]

Pope Benedict Pledges Obedience to His Successor

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Just in, from Catholic News Service [Read more...]

Thank You, Papa: A Tribute to Pope Benedict XVI

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From our amazing friends at Life Teen! “The Church needs your faith, your idealism, and your generosity, so that she can always be young in Spirit.” – Pope Benedict XVI We at Life Teen remember and honor the legacy of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for his service to the Church and to his [Read More...]

@Pontifex vs @CardinalDolan Twitter Smackdown

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Because I’m just getting back from Hawaii and can’t seem to string two coherent thoughts together, here’s a little something to enjoy on this lovely President’s day I’m especially amused by the fact that both are determined to be “gamers” based upon their tweets. Who would you line up against each other in a Twitter [Read More...]

A Word from Your Catholic Friend: What Not to Say to Me Today

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Here’s a bit of friendly wisdom for my non-Catholic¬†friends and neighbors who may be wondering what the heck to NOT to say to me on a day like today when I’ve just received big news that my spiritual shepherd is resigning: Wow, I heard your Pope’s quitting. This means he’s dying, right? Wow, that’s so [Read More...]

Oh Papa… On the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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It’s taken me a while to sit behind the keyboard and compose a few thoughts this morning… I kept trying, and then needing to get up and walk away. There are plenty of great accounts of this morning’s announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will be resigning at the end of this month. For [Read More...]

The Pope Wrote Me (& You!) a Letter Today

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The Pope wrote me a letter today. Yes, you read that correctly. Today, I received a personal, emotional, instructive and wise missive from my Holy Father. It came in the form of this year’s message for the 47th World Communications Day. His letter had a descriptive title: Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new [Read More...]

If You Want to Walk in the Light…

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It’s already working. The Holy Father (aka “Pontifex”) is already reaching millions with his presence on Twitter. Today’s two tweets, timed in conjunction with the Wednesday audience, were destined perfectly for those of us desperately seeking answers in a time of national mourning. I’ve been carrying around a great personal weight today. I don’t feel [Read More...]

Pope Benedict XVI Sends First @Pontifex Tweet

First Tweet from @Pontifex by Pope Benedict XVI

It’s 3:01 am in California on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I just finished watching a historic moment as Pope Benedict XVI concluded today’s Wednesday audience with the first official tweets from his newly christened @Pontifex twitter account. Here’s how the moment played out on video: Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Tweet from [Read More...]


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