Archive of February 12, 2013

Vatican expert thinks Pope timed resignation for Easter

Feb 12, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- Pope Benedict's resignation during Lent is no coincidence according to a Vatican expert who thinks the timing was tied to the Church’s liturgical calendar.

Bishops of Latin America united in prayer for Pope Benedict

Feb 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The bishops of Latin America have voiced admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, calling his decision to resign from the papacy both courageous and humble.

German atheists suddenly respect Pope, says journalist

Feb 12, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- A German journalist and acquaintance of Pope Benedict XVI says atheists in their native country are more respectful of him after realizing their perception of the pontiff was wrong.

New Pope will attend World Youth Day, Rio archbishop confirms

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:50 pm .- Amid news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro said the new Pope elected in the upcoming conclave will attend World Youth Day this summer.

Pope's last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's

Feb 12, 2013 - 08:28 am .- Amid the buzz created by the Pope’s announcement that he will retire, it could be easy to miss the fact that his last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday and not in the normal location for the first day of Lent.

Scott Hahn: resignation shows Pope's servant nature

Feb 12, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Pope Benedict's decision to resign as Bishop of Rome shows how the papacy is an office not of power but of service, reflected author and professor Dr. Scott Hahn.

Eleven Americans among cardinal-electors

Feb 12, 2013 - 02:02 am .- In the conclave to elect Pope Benedict's successor, 11 of the 117 cardinals eligible to vote in the closed-room meeting will be Americans.

Late-term abortions criticized after death of New York woman

Feb 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- Pro-life advocates are urging an end to third-trimester abortions in response to the death of a 29-year-old woman who underwent the procedure at a Maryland clinic run by Dr. Leroy Carhart.

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