Monthly Archives: February 2013

Resistance movement seeks an end to drone warfare

Ellen Grady, a Catholic Worker from Ithaca, N.Y., doesn’t like the idea that war has come home to her backyard. The war is the country’s war on terror. The place where it is being waged is the Hancock Field Air … Continue reading

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A little normalcy in the pope’s library

VATICAN CITY — Almost nothing is normal at the Vatican these days. I was surprised this morning that Pope Benedict XVI’s meeting with Romanian President Traian Basescu seemed so much like any other audience with a visiting head of state … Continue reading

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U.S. cardinals on Pope Benedict’s resignation, the next pope

Cardinals Edwin F. O’Brien and Theodore E. McCarrick spoke to Catholic News Service today about their reactions to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the qualities the next pope will need to have.

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Pope at audience: pray for me, church, future pope

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI began his weekly general audience this morning with the following remarks in Italian: “Dear brothers and sisters, As you know, I decided to renounce the ministry that the Lord entrusted to me April 19, … Continue reading

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Cardinal Arinze reacts to Pope Benedict’s resignation

Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, reacts to Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign.  

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Vatican confirms pope has had pacemaker for years

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has a pacemaker and has had it “for some time,” the Vatican spokesman said. The battery recently was changed, but that had nothing to do with the pope’s decision to resign, he added. Jesuit … Continue reading

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Citando razones de salud, papa Benedicto XVI anuncia que renunciará

Por Carol Glatz y Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS) — Diciendo que ya no tiene la fortaleza para ejercer el ministerio sobre la iglesia universal, el papa Benedicto XVI anunció el 11 de febrero que estará … Continue reading

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