(RNS) — By making these men cardinals, the pope is handing them megaphones.
(RNS) — Family spats are unpleasant, especially when they persist for five centuries. At some point, most families wonder if reconciliation is possible. Among Christians, now is such a moment.
(RNS) Benedict's older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, directed the famous choir when most of the abuse allegedly occurred.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Islam is a religion of peace, one which is compatible with respect for human rights and peaceful coexistence,” the pope said.
Now, with the Islamic State on the march in the Middle East, leaving a trail of horrifying brutality and bloodshed that has shocked the world, some of Pope Benedict’s allies on the Catholic right are saying, in effect, “He told you so.”