As of 8:00 p.m. Rome time on Thursday, February 28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation became effective. I know there is a silver lining in all of this, but, just the same, I cannot ignore the sadness I feel.
Our reason for starting this “Countdown to the Conclave” is simple: Let’s cut through all the media hype, the spin, the deception, and focus on the basic facts about, and narrative of, the Conclave. Our first offering is FAQ — frequently asked questions — about a papal conclave in general and the next one specifically.
On the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation there will be many questions as to who will replace the Holy Father….
Medjugorje is likely on the way to official shrine status, the suggestion of which is expected to be among the current Vatican Commission’s recommendations to Pope Benedict XVI.
American health care pioneer Mother Marianne Cope was canonized this past weekend. Mother Marianne, renowned for her work with Hansen’s disease, is one of only 10 Americans thus far to have achieved sainthood.
According to investigators, a search of the apartments of the pope’s former butler, Paolo Gabriele, revealed hundreds of official Vatican documents, and “more than a 1,000, both original and photocopies, were of interest.” Officer Silvano Carli testified that among them were original papers signed by Pope Benedict XVI, some of them stamped with an order for destruction.
Guardian Angels care for us so that we can be illuminated, guarded and guided on the road to sanctity.
Holy See had a deficit of 14,890,034 EUR for fiscal year 2011
“We are happy to announce that the Vatican has upheld Father Frank Pavone’s appeal”