Mar 27, 2013 - 11:36 am .- Pope Francis appealed for an “immediate halt to violence and looting” in the Central African Republic after a coup toppled the country’s government over the weekend.
Mar 27, 2013 - 07:28 am .- Pope Francis said Holy Week is a time for moving beyond a “dull or mechanical” way of living the faith and to bring the joy of Christ to those who are most distant or in need.
Feb 27, 2013 - 09:20 am .- The cardinals and bishops who attended Pope Benedict XVI’s last big public appearance made sure to show him their love and respect, but it was a hard moment as well.
Feb 27, 2013 - 04:55 am .- Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”
Feb 13, 2013 - 10:00 am .- After thanking everyone for their love and prayers since he announced his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI reflected on how modern culture frequently offers people the temptation to set aside their faith.
Feb 6, 2013 - 08:19 am .- Even with modern scientific advances, it is still right to speak of the beginning of life as “Creation” because the world’s origin is rational and motivated by love, Pope Benedict XVI said.
Jan 30, 2013 - 08:20 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said the Bible can help clarify the true meaning of being a father during his general audience today.
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:13 am .- The birth of Jesus causes joy because it gives us the certainty that God “works wonders in weakness,” Pope Benedict XVI said Jan. 2.
Dec 19, 2012 - 10:12 am .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of reflections on faith this Wednesday, saying that at times it includes an element of darkness.
Dec 5, 2012 - 10:31 am .- As the Church celebrates the season of Advent, Pope Benedict said that Catholics should remember “God is present” and recall his “plan of loving goodness.”
Nov 28, 2012 - 10:53 am .- Sharing the faith with children and others should be done in a joyful, clear and simple manner, Pope Benedict said at the Wednesday general audience.
Nov 21, 2012 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by examining how it is “reasonable and not in conflict with science.”
Nov 21, 2012 - 11:02 am .- Pope Benedict XVI is warning violence could spread through the region, after Israel continued bombing Gaza and a suicide bomb rocked Tel Aviv.
Nov 14, 2012 - 10:45 am .- The practical atheism of those who say they are Christian but live as if God does not exist is a greater threat than actual atheism, Pope Benedict XVI said as he presented three ways for people to more fully discover God.
Nov 7, 2012 - 01:49 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI continued his series of teachings on faith by observing that although secularism is on the rise, everyone has a desire for God, and this can be seen in the experience of love.
Oct 31, 2012 - 10:19 am .- Although faith is intensely personal, it is necessarily transmitted and lived through relationships with others, Pope Benedict XVI said at his general audience on Wednesday.
Oct 24, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said at his Oct. 24 general audience that the world’s “spiritual desert” must be transformed into “fertile soil” by Christians who live their faith to its fullest.
Oct 17, 2012 - 01:33 pm .- At his first general audience during the Year of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI initiated a new, year-long cycle of teachings aimed at healing the division between what Christians say they profess, what they actually believe, and how they live their lives.
Oct 10, 2012 - 02:12 pm .- After his recent visit to the Church in Lebanon, Pope Benedict added Arabic to the list of official languages used at his weekly general audiences, launching the effort by offering the promise of his prayers in Arabic.
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:54 am .- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s opening, Pope Benedict XVI described it as a “moment of grace” in the recent history of the Church.