Pope St. John Paul II: Witness to the world

In his 26-year pontificate, John Paul II reflected Christ’s deep sacrificial love for ...

Pope St. John XXIII: Joyful prophet of renewal

Bridging gaps of world and Church tension, John XXIII promoted peace and ...

The trend of canonizing popes

Paul VI’s being declared a saint this year sheds light on role of popes in a process ...

Five years with a pope emeritus

A look at the time since Benedict XVI shocked the world by becoming the first modern ...

Diplomatic courtesy

Concerns regarding pro-abortion figures raise the issue of how seldomly a pope grants ...

Blessed Pius IX: Transforming the papacy

Reigning for more than 30 years, the first modern pope moved the Chair of Peter from a ...

Retired pope continues making history

New book-length interview sheds new light on life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Capital concern

Popes past, present have questioned the necessity of the death penalty; it’s time we ...

‘Soul, Mind, and Heart’

A new e-book by Cardinal Timothy Dolan looks at how, in their own different ways, the ...

The Pope at the U.N.

This month and 50 years ago

John Paul II: Freedom Fighter?

Provided ‘a flag under which the faithful could gather’

When was the last time a pope...

Papal historical facts
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