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Pope Resignation

Benedict Gives Real Reason For Resignation

Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

Former Pope Benedict cited his advanced age and failing strength as the reason he stepped down from the Church's highest office on February 11, though...

Get Ready for Catholicism 2.0

Michael Novak | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Michael Novak

2013-03-12-300x70_blog_lets_talkcopy.pngTwo renowned Catholic commentators discuss the challenges the church, and a new pope, will face in the early 21st century.

Networks FINALLY Send Top Talent To Rome

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

Networks finally sent their top anchors to Rome to cover the arrival of the new pope. Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to resign from his...

My Vote for Pope: Father Duty

Robin Gelfenbien | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Robin Gelfenbien

As the cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope this week, I would like to recommend a candidate they may have overlooked. Someone I think would be the perfect pope successor. Father Duty.

WATCH: 'House Of Cards' Meets The Vatican

Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

Just as "House of Cards" explores the seedy underbelly of Washington that we all assume exists, this new parody, "House of Cardinals," spoofs the more...

WATCH: Howard Bragman's 'Gwissues' Tackles Catholicism And The LGBT Community

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Howard Bragman

In the latest episode, I and guest panelists Jim Smith (program manager of Dignity USA), Mike Moroski (equal rights activist) and Brent Childers (executive director of Faith in America) discuss hopes for a new, reformed pope and how Catholicism plays a role within the LGBT community.

FAQ: Electing a New Pope

Will Durst | Posted 05.01.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Q. Can you please explain what the heck is going on in Rome? A. Well, Pope Benedict XVI retired and now Catholic Cardinals from around the world are congregating to elect a new one.

WATCH: Seniors Read Retired Pope Benedict's Tweets

Posted 03.01.2013 | Fifty

On February 28, Pope Benedict XVI gave one last message to his followers before he stepped down... on Twitter. He tweeted: "Thank you for your love...

The Pope's Last Flight: A Media Masterpiece

Dario Morelli | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Dario Morelli

A precise, wise and great director orchestrated the video of Benedict XVI's flight toward oblivion. The inexorable trajectory of the helicopter in front of the background of a majestic and exhausted city, the hypnotic hum of the blades as the only noise, accompanied by the bells of Rome, which tolled the newly Vacant Seat -- for the first time, joyfully.

Networks Still Not Sending Top Anchors To Rome

Posted 04.30.2013 | Media

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI may be a big story, but news networks still seem to be waiting for the arrival of a new pope to send their bigges...

LOOK: The Designer Behind The Pope's Iconic Red Shoes

The Huffington Post | Hirania Luzardo | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

When he emigrated from his native Peru to Rome, Italy, Antonio Arellano never imagined he would end up measuring the foot of one of the most influ...

TOON: Goodbye Benedict

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Hasta luego, Benedicto! In an (almost) never before seen move, Pope Benedict XVI, announced he would resign on Feb. 28. He cited health concerns ...

Pope Benedict And The Vatican's 'Gay Lobby'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's unlikely that Pope Benedict resigned because he was pushed out by an all-powerful "gay lobby" within the Vatican; it's more probable that at 85 years old, he is simply not up to the task of purging the church of the secret gays whom the Vatican sees as the cause of its problems.

Report: Pope's Resignation Linked To Secret Vatican Gay Lobby

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion

Was the pope under the influence of a secretive "gay lobby" within the Vatican itself? That's the claim put forth by Italian daily newspaper La Re...

PHOTOS: The Vatican's Florida?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

When Pope Benedict announced that he would resign last week, speculation immediately turned toward who would pick up where he left off, but one of the...

The Pope's Ten Final Tweets

Greg White | Posted 04.20.2013 | Comedy
Greg White

10. Yard Sale this Weekend! I'll man the table in the Piazza 8am-till noon. MASSive bargains!

This Week's World Photo Caption Contest

Posted 04.19.2013 | World

In a historic move, Pope Benedict XVI resigned this week, the first pope to do so in nearly 600 years. With plenty of attention focused on the Holy Fa...

Table Talk: Explaining The Pope's Resignation To Kids

Posted 02.15.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week, a surprising announcement came from the Vatican: Pope Be...

Losing Our German Shepherd: On the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

Ulf Gartzke | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Ulf Gartzke

The Catholic Church must be viewed as an institution the by-laws of which were stipulated by Christ himself. As a result, the ultimate role of the pope is that of a custodian. If a pope were to be a revolutionary, he would fail at his job.

Pope Benedict's Successor: Why He Will Be Even More Anti-Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There's no question that Pope Benedict XVI"s resignation is a reflection of a crisis occurring in the Catholic Church. But to those Catholics, gay and non-gay alike, who have hopes that the change will be positive, I'd offer up the old expression, "Better the devil you know."

Pope: I'm Resigning For The 'Good Of The Church'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — With a humble "Grazie" as bishops doffed their mitres and applause echoed through St. Peter's Basilica, a frail Pope Benedict XVI...

Local Reactions To The Pope's Resignation

The Bakersfield Californian | Laura Liera | Posted 04.14.2013 | Los Angeles

The news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI caught many community members by surprise, but they are hopeful the next pope will be younger and wil...

Jose Canseco Wants To Be Pope?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Sports

The abrupt resignation of the Pope Benedict XVI on Monday left people across with the globe many questions. One of those people was Jose Canseco. ...

Joe Biden: 'I Am Not Running'

The Huffington Post | Lisa Miller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Don't expect to see Vice President Joe Biden dressed like the pope anytime soon. "I am not running," Biden said at a Philadelphia gun violence even...

What Popes Are For

Stephen White | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Stephen White

Truth, at least as the Catholic Church understands it, is best demonstrated, not by carefully reasoned arguments (though those are important) and certainly not by violence, but by self-giving love. There is nothing more compelling, nothing more true, than sacrificial love.