Tagged: Pope Leo XIII

Benedict XVI: Longest-living pope on record

“I am simply a pilgrim beginning the last leg of his pilgrimage on this earth. ” – Pope Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has now lived to an older age than any previous pope on record! Born April 16,...

Benedict XVI: Longest-living pope on record

Faces and voices of the Popes of yore

Sometimes, when browsing the Internet, I like to research footage and recordings of historical figures, especially those who lived before TV and radio were widespread. There is, to me, something fascinating about hearing voices that death has forever silenced in...

Faces and voices of the Popes of yore

The New Americanism: Conclusions

We have come to the final part of this reflection. In the first five installments, we examined the tendencies that constitute what Pope Leo XIII called Americanism. While we should not conclude that holding only one or two of these...

The New Americanism: Conclusions

The earth belongs to everyone, not to the rich

As an American it is difficult at times to think beyond the Right/Left, Capitalist/Socialist dichotomy that permeates our economic and political landscape. This often makes it difficult for Catholics on either side of the aisle to understand what the Church...

The earth belongs to everyone, not to the rich