Nicholas King SJ reacted with surprise and welcome to the unprecedented election of a Jesuit pope.
As the cardinal electors prepare to enter the Sistine Chapel tomorrow, Gemma Simmonds CJ suggests that it would be a gift to the Church if the man they elect to the See of Peter has an approach to authority that has been formed in a religi
The conclave that will elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins tomorrow, Tuesday 12 March.
Thomas McCoog SJ argues that even Pope Gregory XII’s resignation in 1417 is not a real precedent for Pope Benedict’s decision. We have to go back to 1294 to find the only true historical precedent...
We asked four authors to tell us why they are thankful for Pope Benedict's eight-year papacy. Niall Keenan, Angela Kitching, John Moffatt SJ and Anouska Robinson-Biggin fcJ express their gratitude.
On hearing the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Gemma Simmonds CJ considered how this ‘last, charismatic and courageous gesture’ might inspire the Church as a whole.
How do historical martyrdoms inform our lives as followers of Christ today? 'Perhaps when questions are resolved and peace is restored the impact of martyrdom becomes weaker'.
What does the new evangelisation mean, and how is it an authentic fruit of Vatican II? Dominic Robinson SJ explores Pope Benedict’s call in the light of the Second Vatican Council’s understanding of evangelisation and later developments of this teaching.
James Corkery SJ explores Dei Verbum, Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation How did an intervention from Pope John XXIII prevent it from becoming a very different document?
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