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Benedict XVI


Liberals and conservatives war over Cardinal Newman’s legacy

Juan R. Vélez | 24 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Cardinal Newman, Catholic Church
One of the leading intellectual lights of Victorian England will be beatified in England later this year. An unholy row has broken out over his significance. 


Message to the lynch mob: the Pope is innocent

Jack Valero | 16 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, media, sex abuse
Cardinal Ratzinger was the Vatican official who acted most energetically to rid the Catholic Church of sex abuse.


Should the Pope be tried for crimes against humanity?

Michael Cook | 10 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, hypersexualized culture, sex abuse
A United Nations jurist wants to put Benedict XVI in the dock for condoning sex-abuse. The real question is, how many others should be there with him?


Moral panic flares again

Massimo Introvigne | 03 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, moral panic, sex abuse
Is priestly paedophilia a problem? Yes, says an Italian sociologist. Is it a big problem? No.


Paedophile priests and the pope

Marcello Pera | 02 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, secularism, sexual abuse
The issue of abusive priests has become another excuse for the war of secularism against Christianity, says a former president of the Italian Senate.


The gathering storm

Michael Cook | 18 March 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic Church, sexual abuse
The scandal of sexual abuse by priests in Europe is distracting us from an even bigger scandal in the future, one which the media helped to create.


Benedict and the synagogue, Pius and the Holocaust

Michael Coren | 23 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Holocaust, Judaism, Pius XII
Old controversies die hard, even in the face of facts.


What next, Europe?

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 October 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Europe
Will somebody please…  Wake Europe up!


Seeking the pearl of great price

Jeffrey Steenson | 23 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic Church
The Vatican's unexpected announcement this week made headlines around the world. An Anglican bishop who entered the Catholic Church in 2007 reflects on its significance.


Crossing the Tiber

Andrew Byrne | 22 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Anglican, Benedict XVI, Catholic Church
The Vatican has opened a door to Anglicans who want to be united to the Pope.


‘To till it and to keep it’

Benedict XVI | 23 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, environment, global warming
Participants in today’s climate change summit at the United Nations would do well to read Pope Benedict’s guidance on this topic.


What’s love got to do with it?

Alejo Jose G. Sison | 13 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic social teaching, Christianity, economics
A business ethicist offers a professional view of Pope Benedict XVI's latest encyclical on ethics in business, 'Caritas in veritate'.


Freedom, solidarity, subsidiarity

Martin Fitzgerald | 03 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic social teaching
Pope Benedict XVI's new encyclical continues 120 years of Catholic social doctrine based on the dignity of the human person and his participation in society.


Africa needs better media coverage

Martyn Drakard | 21 March 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, Benedict XVI
The international media has a woeful ignorance of Africa. Why don't they listen to someone who knows? 


African AIDS: the facts that demolish the myths

Michael Cook | 21 March 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, Benedict XVI
The mystery of why AIDS has been so devastating in Africa has been solved. And it’s not lack of condoms.


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