Pope Benedict

He Was A Defrocking Machine

AP | Nicole Winfield and John Heilprin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting chi...

Love Actually: The CBC and the Catholic Church

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

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WATCH: Benedict's Last Audience

CBC | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI told as many as 200,000 people jammed in and around St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday for his final general audience th...

Vatican Blasts 'Deplorable' Reports

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 04.25.2013 | Canada

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican lashed out Saturday at the media for what it said has been a run of defamatory and false reports before the conclave to el...

Pope Benedict Will Become the Invisible Man

Greg Daly | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Greg Daly

John Paul's determination to lead the Church right through his agony and to his death gave a powerful witness to the value of our lives and the missions we are given, but it can hardly be denied that in his final years the Church was somewhat rudderless. His decision strikes me as a deeply humble.

Should the Next Pope Be Latino?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.14.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

While the Catholic Church adapts to the sudden news that their pontiff will resign at the end of the month after only eight years at the supreme seat of power at the Vatican, predictions and aspirations abound. But has anyone considered demographics? According to a 2004 Boston College Magazine study, fully 50 per cent of the world's Catholics are Latino.

B.C. Catholics React To Resignation

CBC | Posted 04.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Archbishop J. Michael Miller says he's shocked and saddened by the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, but he understands the Pope's d...

Clergy's Sexual Abuse A 'Mystery': Pope

CBC | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada

Pope Benedict XVI told Irish Catholics on Sunday it is a "mystery" why priests and other church officials abused children entrusted in th...

Are the Pope's Nuns a Bunch of "Radical Feminists"?

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Last month the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith scolded the Leadership Conference of Women's Religious for subscribing to "radical feminist themes" like social justice and poverty, while being silent about abortion and same sex. It simply looks bad. Many feel that nuns represent the strength and mainstay of Catholic Church.

No Peace for the Catholic Church

Jordan Whelan | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada
Jordan Whelan

The brisk arrival of the holiday season and its coincidence with one of the most profound economic downturns in decades has seemingly influenced Pope Benedict's message for the World Day of Peace 2012.