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Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with the Archbishop of Canterbury today (Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire)

Pope Benedict XVI, the great theologian, has much to teach us about the proper place of reason

Mary is shown being taken up to heaven in a painting inside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Why do we believe in the Assumption?

Because the Church, an authority we can trust wholeheartedly, tells us we ought to

The faithful greet Pope Benedict XVI during the Angelus prayer at Castel Gandolfo yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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