At the beginning of 2018, the man known to the world as Benedict XVI wrote to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The newspaper had approached him and asked how he was. His response was to acknowledge his frailty and that at 91 his life is in the last stages. He presents a picture of … Read moreOn a pilgrimage towards home
In August 2018 the Catholic Church was once more rocked by a sexual misconduct scandal. The charges were shocking; fundamentally that Popes Benedict XVI and Francis had been aware of the allegations against the D.C. archbishop Cardinal Theodore McCarrick before he (McCarrick) resigned earlier this summer. Other than to confirm that he was the author, … Read moreYou cannot talk about Pope Benedict without talking about the child abuse scandal
Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the papacy in 2013. It is a rare move. The idea of ‘the Pope’ is he represents an unbroken link back to the apostle Peter the first of all the popes. Christ personally said of Peter ‘on this rock I build my church’ and from there the popes have claimed … Read moreWhat did he know, what didn’t he?