Archive for January 3, 2023

A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

Inside the cozy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find the flavors of home. Read more

The bells that once graced the spires of the ancient Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have traveled from the Holy Land to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

‘Bethlehem Bells’ exhibit brings the Holy Land to America 

The bells that once graced the ancient Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have traveled from the Holy Land for... Read more

The mortal remains of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI were moved early in the morning on Jan. 2, 2023, from his former residence in the Vatican's Mater Ecclesiae Monastery to St. Peter's Basilica, where the late pope is lying in state through Jan. 4. Thousands waited in line to pay their respects.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Funeral of Benedict XVI: Everything you need to know

Following the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, these are the details you should know about his funeral in the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen preaches a sermon during a Mass at the Holy Cross Church on May 24, 2022, in Hong Kong, China.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Zen: Benedict XVI will be a ‘powerful intercessor in heaven’ for China

In a reflection posted on his blog on Jan. 3, Cardinal Joseph Zen remembered Benedict XVI as a “great defender... Read more

New Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez, archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia, receives the biretta cap from Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 24, 2012, in Vatican City, Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Marco Mancini

What did being a cardinal mean to Joseph Ratzinger?

The future Pope Benedict XVI wore the red cassock for almost 28 years. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI returns to his homeland for his first international event since being elected pope. He participated in World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany Aug. 16–21, 2005.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

PHOTOS: A look back at Pope Benedict XVI’s participation in World Youth Days

On each World Youth Day, the late pope exhorted young people to follow the guidance of the Gospel by using... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI during audiences in Vatican in Rome?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Bells to ring for Benedict XVI in all Catholic churches in Germany

The bells of all Catholic churches of the 27 dioceses of Germany are expected to toll at 11 a.m. (local... Read more

Rosary beads entwined in the hands of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI as his body lies in state on Jan. 3, 2023, in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Here are the prayers and readings for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral Mass

Pope Francis will preside over the funeral of Benedict XVI on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9:30 a.m. (Rome time) in... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI signs an apostolic exhortation on Nov. 19, 2011, in Benin.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

10 quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on the beauty of love and suffering

When Pope Benedict XVI published his first encyclical, he chose an everlasting topic: love. Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein bent down to kiss the hands of his friend and mentor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.?w=200&h=150

By Kelsey Wicks,Jonah McKeown

Personal secretary of Benedict XVI set to publish new book: Who is he? 

Pope Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has written a firsthand account of his friend and mentor’s papacy. Read more

Damar Hamlin, a safety for the Buffalo Bills, went into cardiac arrest after a tackle in a Jan. 2, 2023, game against the Cincinnati Bengals.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Outpouring of prayers for NFL player Damar Hamlin from Catholic high school, fellow players

Damar Hamlin, a safety with the Buffalo Bills, is in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest during an NFL football... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinal George Pell in Australia.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Pell: Benedict XVI was complete opposite of the caricatures of his enemies

Australian Cardinal George Pell shared in an interview with EWTN News in Depth that Pope Benedict XVI was actually “a... Read more

Most Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, North Carolina?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Today the Church celebrates the Most Holy Name of Jesus

The beginnings of the veneration of the Most Holy Name of Jesus date back to the liturgical celebrations of the... Read more

Archbishop Broglio blesses Sashko Lenevych, a lieutenant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Broglio visits Ukraine, promises American solidarity

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered messages of encouragement and solidarity.  Read more

President D.Trump participates in the first presidential campaign debate with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Sept. 29, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Trump taken to task by pro-life groups for blaming midterm losses on abortion issue

Former president Donald Trump blamed Republican losses in the November midterm elections on candidates who opposed abortion for any reason. Read more