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Retired Pope Benedict XVI says in new biography biggest threat to...

MUNICH -- In a newly published biography, Retired Pope Benedict XVI said the Catholic Church is threatened by a "worldwide dictatorship of seemingly humanist...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI, celebrating 93rd birthday, is well, secretary says

VATICAN CITY — Retired Pope Benedict XVI “is well,” although the coronavirus pandemic restrictions mean he will receive no visitors April 16, his 93rd...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI seeks to be removed as co-author of...

VATICAN CITY -- At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy,...

Anthony McCarten wrote ‘The Two Popes’ as a nonfiction book, then...

WASHINGTON -- Anthony McCarten is a double-dipper. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The Catholic writer first wrote a nonfiction book called "The Two...

As we pray for the dead, it’s timely to think of...

During the month of November, the Catholic Church asks the faithful to spend 30 days praying for the dead. Pope Francis has underscored this directive:...

Women deacons in Catholic church enabled by 2009 initiative of Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- A change to the Code of Canon Law made by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 provides a canonical path to allow...

Q&A: The status of Medjugorje and the true cross of Christ...

BY FATHER KENNETH DOYLE  Q. A friend has just informed me that she is going next month to Medjugorje in Bosnia. She says that the...

The ‘journey of friendship’ between Catholics and Jews

On June 13, 1960, French historian Jules Isaac arrived at the Vatican for a private audience with St. John XXIII. The octogenarian Jewish professor...

Pope Francis says he gains strength from interaction with retired Pope...

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM ROMANIA -- Pope Francis said that he continues to visit retired Pope Benedict XVI, 92, who is like a...

The roles love and justice play in the economy

A sense of calamity loomed around the world just 10 years ago as people witnessed the fallout of the 21st-century's Great Recession, whether in...

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