Father Joseph Fessio

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Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.

4 kernels of wisdom from Pope Benedict XVI’s last message to the world

Dec 31, 2023

By Isabel Barry

On the first anniversary of the former pope's death, we look at his final work, “What Is Christianity? The Last... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica on March 26, 2005, in Vatican City.

God, creation, and humanity: The ‘lost lectures’ of Benedict XVI collected in new book

Feb 19, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Six lectures of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger were almost lost forever. But now, they have been collected in a new Ignatius... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell authored controversial memo critical of Pope Francis, journalist reveals

Jan 13, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Sandro Magister, a longtime Vatican journalist, revealed the identity of the document’s author on Jan. 11, the day after Pell’s... Read more

Father Joseph Fessio with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger during his 1999 visit to Ignatius Press

Father Fessio on ‘Professor Ratzinger,’ the future Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, studied theology under Joseph Ratzinger and went on to found Ignatius Press, the main publisher of... Read more