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Pope Benedict Xvi

  1. covid-19 vaccine
    Catholic Archdiocese Bans COVID Vaccine Over Tenuous Link to AbortionThe ruling would be right at home in the Middle Ages.
  2. catholic church
    What Does the Pope’s Support for Civil Unions Really Mean?It’s unclear whether he’s blurring the line against same-sex marriage or drawing it more clearly.
  3. Callista Gingrich an Odd Vatican Ambassador for an Odd PresidentHer identification with two adulterous pols whose policies are deplored in the Vatican won’t make life easy for America’s new representative.
  4. the sports section
    Rival Popes Will Not Be Watching the World Cup Together, or at AllThey don’t really care, and it’s on too late anyway.
  5. crimes and misdemeanors
    Pope Benedict’s Blessing Doesn’t Hold Much Sway in Brooklyn Court No, a letter from Pope Francis wouldn’t have been more effective.
  6. meeting of the popes
    Catholics Get Double Helpings of Popes, Saints at Vatican Mass For the first time ever.
  7. Pope Benedict Did a Lot of Defrocking His Last 2 YearsOf priests who abused children.
  8. catholic church
    Francis and Benedict Get Together for Pope-OffOr something like that.
  9. pontifexit
    Pope Shows Off With Ring, Cape, and One Last Speech While Leaving the BuildingBenedict did it big today.
  10. @pontifex
    The Top 38 Pope Tweets of All Time [Updated]Pope Benedict XVI sent his finally message today.
  11. the final countdown
    Pope Benedict XVI to Keep Most of His Holy Outfit, NameBut he’ll lose the handmade red leather loafers.
  12. scandals
    Anti-Gay Cardinal Resigns Immediately After Gay RumorsBritain’s top cardinal will not be picking a new pope.
  13. scandals
    New Scandal Emerges as Pope Does Final ServiceIt’s been a stressful week at the Vatican.
  14. the vatican
    Vatican Denies Gay Blackmail RumorsApparently it’s all just “gossip.”
  15. pontifexit
    Pope Also Abandoning 1.5 Million People on TwitterThe @Pontifex account is ending.
  16. scandal
    Gay Vatican Blackmail Might Have Pushed the Pope OutAccording to an Italian paper.
  17. dramatic goodbyes
    The Pope Could Fly His Own Helicopter Into the Sunset, If He Wanted ToBenedict XVI has a license.
  18. resignations
    Vatican Rushing to Pick a New Pope by Easter It’s a big day for them, after all.
  19. the pope
    Outgoing Pope Gets Standing OvationBut what about the papal ring?
  20. party chat
    Alan Cumming Is Ready for the First Gay Pope“I’m horrified by this Pope.”
  21. papancy
    How the Pope Will Spend His RetirementWriting about Jesus, probably.
  22. Latin Not Totally UselessA journalist broke news of the Pope’s resignation because she knew Latin.
  23. Vatican Shocker: Pope to Resign for the First Time in 600 Years@pontifex is bowing out.
  24. pope benedict xvi
    Vatican Rocked by Alleged Plot to Kill the PopeIt involves two Italian cardinals and the Vatican’s Secretary of State.
  25. religion
    Pope Names Archbishop Timothy Dolan CardinalThe New York City religious leader is part of a new, hip crop of advisers.
  26. the future is coming
    Pope Benedictus XVI Pens His Very First TweetIt isn’t controversial. Yet.
  27. the gods must be crazy
    The Pope Doesn’t Blame the Jews for Killing JesusAnd in his new book, he’ll tell you why.
  28. awkward things
    Why Are These Men Slowly Stripping for the Pope?And why does he seem to like it so much?
  29. pope benedict xvi
    Pope Now Acknowledges That, Actually, Several Instances Probably Call for the Use of a Condom“For Benedict, the use of condoms by people infected with H.I.V. could be ‘the first step of responsibility, whether it’s a man or woman or a transsexual.’”
  30. pope benedict xvi
    Pope Seems a Little Unsure of His Own Stance on Condoms“Of course the Church does not regard condom use as a real or moral solution.”
  31. pope benedict xvi
    Extremely Religious Elderly Man Cedes That in One Particular Case, Condoms Are Probably a Good IdeaNamely, if you’re a gay hooker.
  32. pope benedict xvi
    Extremely Religious Elderly Man Does Not Care for the Internets“A large number of young people … establish forms of communication that do not increase humaneness.”
  33. photo op
    Spanish Officer Wants in on the Action, TooGay activists in Barcelona protested Pope Benedict XVI’s anti-gay beliefs by kissing each other in front of him.
  34. the gods must be crazy
    Five Algerians Arrested in London Over Threat to the Pope“The Pope is enjoying a wonderful visit, warmly welcomed wherever he goes.”
  35. the gods must be crazy
    From St. Peter’s Square, Pope Asks for ForgivenessThis is the first time he’s done so from a pulpit in the Church’s holy seat.
  36. the gods must be crazy
    Pope Assigns Archbishop Dolan, Others to Irish-Church Review PanelThe investigation team will look into churches and seminaries there.
  37. the gods must be crazy
    Pope: Gay Marriage One of ‘the Most Insidious and Dangerous Threats to the Common Good Today’Because remember that time recently when gay marriage molested 200 deaf boys and then systematically covered its own ass for it?
  38. the gods must be crazy
    Pope: ‘The Greatest Persecution of the Church Doesn’t Come From Enemies on the Outside But Is Born From the Sins Within the Church’Maybe the Church’s latest troubles aren’t the fault of the ‘Times’ after all!
  39. the gods must be crazy
    Times Sets Sights on Vatican Chief DefenderToday’s paper examines the past decisions of Cardinal William Levada.
  40. the gods must be crazy
    Vatican: Pope May Apologize for Handling of Abuse CasesYou may have assumed he’s done this before.
  41. the gods must be crazy
    Pope Meets With Abuse Victims for First TimeApparently the meeting was exhausting.
  42. the gods must be crazy
    Pope Breaks Silence Over Recent Church Scandals“I have to say that we Christians, even in recent times, have often avoided the word ‘penance,’ which seems too harsh.”
  43. the gods must be crazy
    Atheists Want to Arrest the PopeRichard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are trying to build a case for “crimes against humanity.”
  44. the gods must be crazy
    On Good Friday, Church Compares Persecution of Jews to Current Scrutiny Over Priest Pedophilia Cover-UpsThe ‘Times’ continues flagellating the Church.
  45. the gods must be crazy
    Vatican Goes After Times Over CoverageMaureen Dowd is just “silly.”
  46. the gods must be crazy
    Pope Defended on Palm SundayTimothy Dolan took to the pulpit to speak up for his boss.
  47. the gods must be crazy
    Pope Benedict Chose Not to Punish, or Alert Authorities About, Priest Who Molested 200 Deaf ChildrenFather Lawrence Murphy instead was allowed to minister to children all the way up to his death in 1998.
  48. international intrigue
    Obama Manages to Not Screw Up His Gift to the PopeAnd in exchange, the Pope gives him some light reading material.
  49. in other news
    Tim Russert As Guardian Angel: Is the Media Going Too Far?The endless memorials were one thing, but now he’s saving people’s lives from beyond the grave?
  50. in other news
    After Pope’s Departure, the Cardinal Egan Countdown BeginsNew York’s cardinal has reached retirement age, and we have a suggestion for what he should do after.
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