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Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Fr Robert Barron: the first Catholic priest who has truly mastered new media [CNS]

During the reign of Benedict XVI, blogging became a mighty instrument in the hands of conservative Catholics. But the medium soon revealed a darker side

A priest plays the tambourine at Mass (Photo: CNS)

Composers all over the world are hungry to write sacred music

Cardinal Walter Brandmuller celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form at St Peter's Basilica in Rome (Photo: CNS)

Open letter makes an appeal for an end to ‘marginalisation’ of those attached to Extraordinary Form

Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

Pope Francis arrives in a downpour for this morning's general audience (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 29/05/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI has charmed the faithful with his holiness and humility (PA photo)

Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church

Benedict XVI leaves vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls last week (Photo: CNS)
The Pope visits the parish of St Rita in Cotonou on the second day of his journey to Benin in West Africa (AP Photo/Sandro Bianchi, pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Photo: CNS

The new vision of liturgical pluralism should now be an integral part of priestly formation