Benedictions: The Pope in America

Associated Press – April 14, 2008 WASHINGTON – The leader of the world’s Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out […]

By Amy Ellis Nutt c. 2008 Religion News Service NEW YORK — Julia Winter was tending to her flock, passing out sheets of paper printed with the prayers and songs for the “Deutsche Messe.” Here at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic […]

Renee K. Gadoua Religion News Service On the eve of Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States next week, his approval rating among U.S. Catholics is 70 percent, according to a LeMoyne College/Zogby International poll released Wednesday (April […]

By Benedicta Cipolla c. 2008 Religion News Service In case you’ve missed the countless news articles, blog posts and television segments, the leader of 1.13 billion Catholics is coming to America. When Pope Benedict XVI makes his first trip to […]

Brittani Hamm c. 2008 Religion News Service Anyone who’s ever tried to buy a birthday present for an octogenarian grandparent knows the dilemma: What do you buy for someone who seems to have everything and need nothing? Pope Benedict XVI […]

Associated Press VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI hopes his trip to the United States later this month will be seen as a sign of friendship toward all Christian denominations and other religions. Benedict has asked the faithful to pray […]

Associated Press VATICAN CITY – The Vatican’s No. 2 official says Pope Benedict XVI recognizes the damage and pain caused by the clergy sex abuse crisis and will seek healing during his U.S. trip next week. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said […]

Associated Press NEW YORK – In his visit this month to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will find an American flock wrestling with what it means be Roman Catholic. The younger generation considers religion important, but doesn’t equate faith […]

Chicago Tribune CHICAGO – Most Americans awaiting Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the U.S. this month likely know little about him beyond his fluffy white hair, his taste for red Prada shoes and his reputation as a hard-nosed church […]

Associated Press VATICAN CITY – The Vatican has expressed its respect and esteem for Jews despite tension over a Good Friday prayer. The Vatican issued the assurances Friday, shortly before Pope Benedict XVI begins a visit to the United States […]