Posts tagged "Pope Benedict"
In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

In The News: #LoveWins, #TakeItDown, #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches

A round-up of the week's religion news.
Catholicism and The Colbert Report: An Interview with the Colbert Chaplain

Catholicism and The Colbert Report: An Interview with the Colbert Chaplain

Becky Garrison interviews The Colbert Report's Chaplain, James Martin, SJ.

Greeting the Pope with Kissing Queers

Spanish gays lined the streets Pope Benedict passed along during his visit there.  Sarah Seltzer points us to video of the kissers, gathered to protest discrimination of homosexuals by the Catholic church.

The Meaning of Relics

If the Pope says it's real... Pope Benedict XVI has declared the Shroud of Turin authentic. Writes Chris Armstrong at Grateful to the Dead:
This also seems a bold move by a pope–to declare something authentic that it is well within the realm of science to later declare a fraud (though so far no...

Getting Pre-Modern.

Ah, the simpler times. When mass was in Latin, pedophilia was not spoken of, and suffering brought cries for mercy, not cries for justice. Catholic News Service reports on a two-and-a-half hour high mass held on April 24 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Bishop Edward Slatterly (Tulsa,...

Daily Links 14 June 2005

I’m Ok, The Pope’s Ok Ann Rodgers, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s smart religion reporter, wrote yesterday thatPope Benedict XVI is proving less conservative than expected. But the main evidence, as we read it, is that the new pope, famed for his reserve, is patting little children on the head. That’s nice. Meanwhile, Rev. Thomas Reese, the former editor of...