In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern ‘anti-Christian creed’

In new biography, Benedict XVI laments modern ‘anti-Christian creed’

CNA—Modern society is formulating an “anti-Christian creed” and punishing those who resist it with “social excommunication,” Benedict XVI has said in a new biography, published in Germany May 4. In a wide-ranging interview at the end of the 1,184-page book, written by German author Peter Seewald, the pope emeritus said the greatest threat facing the…
Pope Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

Pope Benedict XVI cautions against dangers of Marxist liberation theology

Vatican City, Dec 7, 2009 / 11:42 am (CNA).- In a meeting with a group of Brazilian bishops on Saturday, the Holy Father warned of the dangers of Marxist liberation theology and noted its grave consequences for ecclesial communities. During the ad limina visit, the Pope recalled that “last August marked 25 years since the…
Demonstrations in Iran:  The Information Wants to Be Free

Demonstrations in Iran: The Information Wants to Be Free

The ongoing demonstrations in Iran, touched off by public outrage at what is believed to be fraudulent vote counting in the recent Presidential election, has completed its sixth day. Not since the Islamic Revolution of 1979 has there been this much sustained, grass roots political protest in what is one of the world’s most closed…
Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

Totus Tuus: Pope Benedict XVI Remembers John Paul II

VATICAN CITY  (Zenit.org)— Below is a translation of the homily delivered by Pope Benedict XVI on April 2, at the Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, to mark the fourth anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. * * * [Translation from Italian:] Dear Brothers and Sisters! Four years ago, exactly today [April 2], my beloved…
New Bishop Named for Oakland Diocese

New Bishop Named for Oakland Diocese

 On March 23, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, 52, who has served as auxiliary bishop in the Diocese of San Diego since 2002, as the fourth bishop for the Diocese of Oakland, Calif.. The installation will take place on May 5, in Oakland’s new Cathedral of Christ the Light. “I am grateful…
Cardinal Bertone Defends Religion in Public Square: Contends That Politics Needs Christianity

Cardinal Bertone Defends Religion in Public Square: Contends That Politics Needs Christianity

By Mirko Testa ROME, SEPT. 30, 2008 (Zenit.org)—Politics needs Christianity and it is therefore totally legitimate for believers to participate in the public square, says Benedict XVI’s secretary of state. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (pictured above) affirmed this today in Rome when he spoke at a conference titled “The Century of Beliefs,” on the occasion of…