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Best New Books Out This Week

| Gabe Habash for Publishers Weekly | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books

First published by Publishers Weekly This week, how modern crime became modern, David Gilbert's stellar & Sons, and Ben Stroud's stellar Byzantium....

Vatican Walks Back Any Change To Teaching On Condoms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments about condoms do not mark a change in "Catholic mora...

Papal Biographer Draws Parallels Between Benedict And John Paul II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- Five years into the papacy of Benedict XVI, papal biographer George Weigel is struck by the conti...

The Pope And Condoms: How AIDS Changed Catholicism

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Stanton Peele

The Pope is now aware that there are male prostitutes and condoms, neither of which had he previously acknowledged.

Manuela Carmagni, Pope Benedict's 'Papal Family' Member, Dies After Being Struck By Car In Rome

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — A member of Pope Benedict XVI's private "papal family" died Wednesday after suffering head injuries when she was struck by a car ...

Understanding The Pope's New Stance On Condoms

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

While it doesn't mean at all that the pope has approved condoms for use in terms of birth control, the Vatican's latest pronouncement is the first time that a pope has given voice to what many moral theologians have been saying for years.

In New Book, Pope Reflects On Condoms, Fashion, Mistakes And Calls For His Resignation

Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has dominated global headlines since Saturday (Nov. 20) when the Va...