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Youth need Catholic vision of sexuality, Pope tells American bishops

Mar 9, 2012

In an address that tackled attempts to redefine marriage, Pope Benedict XVI challenged the bishops of the United States to... Read more

Bishop Samuel Aquila concelebrating Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran March 8, 2012.

Bishop Aquila receives Pope's praise for reordering sacraments

Mar 8, 2012

Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo said he is delighted to have first-hand papal approval for changing the order by which... Read more

Bishop-designate Liam S. Cary

Pope names new bishop of Baker, Oregon

Mar 8, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Benedict XVI’s March 7 appointment of Fr. Liam Stephen Cary as the new bishop of Oregon’s Baker diocese was... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square

Noisy world is enemy of prayer, says Pope Benedict

Mar 7, 2012

The constant noise that accompanies modern life is an enemy of God’s word being heard in prayer, Pope Benedict XVI... Read more

Archbishop Nienstedt gives the homily during Mass with Region VIII bishops in the Basilica of St. Mary Major's Borghese Chapel on March 5, 2012.

Archbishop Nienstedt says Mary is with bishops during trials

Mar 6, 2012

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis exhorted his brother bishops to stay close to Mary, and recalled... Read more

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Jesus is our light in dark times, Pope Benedict says

Mar 4, 2012

The transfiguration of Christ reminds us that Jesus is the light who can overcome any darkness in our lives, Pope... Read more

A 1951 family photo with (L to R) Maria, Georg, Maria (mother), Joseph and Joseph Ratzinger, Sr. Photos courtesy of Ignatius Press

Msgr. Ratzinger's new book recalls growing up with Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 29, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI's brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, is due to publish a memoir reflecting on his relationship of eight decades... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Santa Sabina Basilica for the Ash Wednesday service on March 9, 2011 in Rome, Italy.

Pope says ashes symbolize austerity and resurrection

Feb 22, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Like millions of Catholics around the world, Pope Benedict XVI received ashes on Ash Wednesday. He said that they become... Read more

Bishop-designate Msgr. George A. Sheltz

Pope names native son as new auxiliary of Galveston-Houston archdiocese

Feb 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI named Houston native Msgr. George A. Sheltz on Feb. 21 as the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston’s next auxiliary... Read more