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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

The Devil Is in the Details

George Heymont | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Just as some people believe that "size is everything," there are certain audiences who assume that the bigger and flashier the production placed before them, the greater its artistic value. Unfortunately, such is not always the case.

If The Red Prada Shoe Fits: The Legacy Of Benedict XVI

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Michele Somerville

I believe that if a man robs a bank, kills the teller, runs out the door and jumps into the getaway car, the driver is an accomplice to the murder. In the context of the Catholic sex abuse crisis, Ratzinger was behind the wheel of the getaway car for 30 years.

Benedict Speaks: 15 Quotes From The Outgoing Pope

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

As Benedict XVI relinquishes the papacy, much of the non-Catholic world has to admit they have seldom heard him speak directly to them in a language they could understand. Consider then, in the final days of this pope, a short compilation if his more trenchant statements.

Telling God, "Ciao, I'm Out of Here"

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Jeff Schweitzer

My thoughts when I heard Ratzinger was resigning? First, yet another hypocrisy from the church in flouting supposedly divine law for convenience, and second, the more than 10,000 children known to have been violated by Catholic priests.

Vatican Defends Pope's Record On Sexual Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI, while still a cardinal, sought in vain to expedite the process for de...

Catholic Child Abuse Scandal: Seeking Accountability

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Catholic hierarchy has benefited from too much trust, too much benefit of the doubt and too much latitude in handling the child abuse crisis.

The Arrogance of Catholic Church Authorities

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Thomas de Zengotita

What Church authorities have been revealing about themselves, in their very words, is this: they believe they are what they say they are.

An Open Letter to the Sisters of the Holy Wisdom Monastery

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

When Pope Benedict XVI (then Cardinal Ratzinger) was asked about the rights of animals in a 2002 interview, he denounced the institutionalized cruelty of factory farming.

Report: Pope Benedict XVI Stalled California Pedophile Case

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing co...

Pope Further Implicated In Mishandling Of Sex Abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Revelations that the Vatican halted the investigation of a Wisconsin priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys have eerie ec...