Posts Tagged ‘Spe Salvi’

The Theological Wisdom of Benedict

As shock has given way to acceptance, we hear more and more affirmations of the humility and courage of Pope Benedict XVI, who announced that he would renounce his office as the Supreme Pontiff today at 8:00 p.m. Rome time (2:00 p.m. EST). The 8-year papacy of Benedict is coming to an end, yet we cannot underestimate the gifts that the Church has been given through the wisdom of this seemingly short pontificate.

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Protecting Life by Recognizing and Responding to Signs for Suicide

More than 32,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Even more startling is the 816,000 attempted suicides in the United States annually...

A Politics of Communion

The Church begins the month of November with two feasts: Feast of All Saints (November 1) and the Feast of All Souls (November 2). What connects these feasts is one of the most important themes within the Catholic faith: communion...