Benedict XVI responds to criticism of his essay on Church and sexual abuse crisis
Critics don't even mention God, former pope says

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has responded to criticism of his essay on the abuse crisis, saying many negative reactions have confirmed his central thesis that apostasy and alienation from the Faith are at the heart of the crisis –

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2019-08-30T23:14:18-07:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |19 Comments

Benedict XVI addresses Church’s sex-abuse scandal

In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the

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2019-04-11T11:00:25-07:00April 11th, 2019|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: |29 Comments

Sign of peace in current place maims Catholic teaching

The following comes from a Dec. posting on Crisis magazine. At the request of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a requisite inquiry into the timely appropriateness of the Latin Rite’s gesture of peace shared amongst the people during the Holy Sacrifice

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2014-12-30T10:28:33-07:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |75 Comments

“Grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness”

In remarks to US bishops, Pope Benedict warns of growing menace, underscores ‘need for an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity’ VATICAN CITY, 19 JAN 2012 (VIS) — Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received a group of prelates from the

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2012-04-03T16:04:19-07:00January 20th, 2012|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments