- Jul 9, 2020
Retired Pope Benedict XVI, 93, is scheduled to return to Rome Monday morning after a quick trip to Regensburg to visit his ailing brother – a trip which given his own age and desire to keep a low profile, could very well be his last ‘cameo’.
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI commemorated the centennial of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, who became Pope John Paul II, in an open letter to the Polish people addressed to Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, who was the longtime private secretary to the Polish pontiff.
It’s worth pondering whether ordinary human dynamics actually are the best lens through which to view a crossfire between two prominent conservative Catholic prelates over a coronavirus petition.
The Vatican sought Wednesday to explain the absence of a key member of Pope Francis’ protocol team following the scandal over a book on priestly celibacy co-written by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI.
The controversy surrounding retired Pope Benedict XVI’s contribution to a new book on priestly celibacy demonstrates just how much both substance and appearances matter.
Monsignor Kevin Irwin believes that liturgy can aid priests in having the smell of the sheep.