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The Pope's Legacy

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Never the media superstar that his predecessor was, Pope Benedict XVI, a lifelong scholar, exuded his own brand of charisma, which came from his profound theological acumen and his personal relationship with Jesus.

Breakaway Catholic Group Plays Hard To Get With Vatican

AP | Posted 07.19.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- A breakaway group of traditionalist Roman Catholics has sent the Vatican mixed messages about ending a quarter-century of schism. The...

Vatican Says Unity With Traditionalists Needs 'Further Discussions'

Posted 05.17.2012 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican's doctrinal office said "further discussions" will be needed with the ...

Jews Worried By Vatican Gesture To Traditionalists

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 11.16.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Some Jewish groups voiced concern Friday that the Vatican might be calling into question more than 40 years of progress in Cathol...

Vatican Summons Traditionalists To Rome

Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service (RNS) The Vatican has summoned the head of a traditionalist group to Rome to assess the results of a ...

Bishop Richard Williamson: Holocaust Denier Charge Heads To German Court

AP | VERENA SCHMITT-ROSCHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — A German court convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson on Friday of denying the Holocaust in a television interview. ...

Vatican Rejects Conservative Group's Ordinations

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Priest ordinations planned by an ultraconservative group won't be legitimate even though Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommu...

The Vatican's Response to Holocaust Denial Must Be Holocaust Education

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Menachem Rosensaft

It is outrageous that Pope Benedict did not immediately respond to Bishop Williamson's stalling tactics by reinstating the renegade bishop's excommunication.

Pope Ratzinger to Canonize Tomás de Torquemada, His Predecessor as Inquisitor General?

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

According to a highly placed source who can see the Vatican from his front porch, Pope Benedict XVI plans to extend his "big tent" reconciliation reun...