Pope disheartened in last 6 months, says biographer

February 25, 2013
JONATHAN LUXMOORE
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

OXFORD, ENGLAND – Pope Benedict was "exhausted and disheartened" well before his Feb. 11 resignation announcement, according to his German biographer, Peter Seewald.

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Benedict walks in the footsteps of mediaeval Pope Celestine

February 25, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

ROME - The halls of history might hold some clues as to what kind of impact Pope Benedict's resignation will have on the Church and how to navigate a smooth transition, said a U.S. scholar.

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Pope lauds Vatican II, calls 'council of the media' a calamity

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict, who has dedicated much of his pontificate to shaping the Church's understanding of the Second Vatican Council, devoted one of his last public addresses to the subject.

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Evangelizing the Workplace

February 25, 2013
(Following is an excerpt from the witness talk by Rob Taylor at the Feb. 7 session of Nothing More Beautiful.)

When I was asked by His Grace if I would speak here tonight, one of my first thoughts was "Am I really worthy to do so?" I don't think that was abnormal, but it perhaps symbolizes a mindset that could hold back any one. In many ways, I am not truly worthy, but we are all called to serve others in some way.

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Philippine cardinal

February 25, 2013

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass at a chapel in Manila Feb. 13.

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Donate those pennies before it's too late

Mike Perron

February 25, 2013
EVAN BOUDREAU
THE CATHOLIC REGISTER

Don't look now, but Mike Perron wants to get his hand in your penny jar.

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Drone warfare faces barrage of moral questions

February 25, 2013

For a program that the White House has never officially acknowledged, the use of missile-laden drones to strike suspected Muslim militants hardly remains a secret.

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New pope still expected at World Youth Day

February 25, 2013

Hundreds of thousands of pre-Lenten Carnival-goers diverted their attention from the festivities to pay attention to the news of Pope Benedict’s resignation.

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L. American women feel trapped in abuse

February 25, 2013

Maria Velasco was married to an abusive, controlling husband for more than 20 years before she realized she was a victim of domestic violence.

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Credit cards welcome again at Vatican

February 25, 2013

After more than six weeks of not being able to accept credit- and debit-card payments in the Vatican Museums and shops, the Vatican announced Feb. 13 that it had begun accepting plastic again.

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