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Benedict's faith encyclical faces uncertain future

February 25, 2013
FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Pope Benedict's historic decision to resign at the end of February has astonished and perplexed the world in many ways, not least because of what might be called the mystery of the missing encyclical.

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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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Pope's decline in strength evident for 18 months

February 18, 2013
CAROL GLATZ
and CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

A year and a half ago, Pope Benedict began riding a mobile platform in liturgical processions to ease the burden of those processions.

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Pope gracious, attentive, but weak at Nov. meeting, says Smith

February 18, 2013
GLEN ARGAN
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

EDMONTON – The mind of Pope Benedict was sharp, but his flesh was weakening when Edmonton Archbishop Richard Smith last met the pope in November.

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Benedict's pontificate marked by teaching, a call to deeper faith

February 18, 2013
JOHN THAVIS
and FRANCIS ROCCA
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

During his almost eight-year pontificate, Pope Benedict impressed the world as a teacher, guiding Catholics to the sources of the faith and urging modern society not to turn its back on God.

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