Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI on Febraury 2, 2013. (Photo credit ANDREAS SOLARO,ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 3/1

The best soundbytes from the top news stories of the past week.


Students at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton

Local Catholic Students Witness History As Pope Departs

Theology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley at The Chapel Pastoral Center February 22, 2013 in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

O’Malley: ‘It’s A Whole New Ballgame Now’

When reporters asked Cardinal O’Malley if the resignation of Benedict XVI would affect who they choose next, O’Malley said “it’s a whole new ballgame now.”


Pope Benedict

Pope’s Sudden Resignation Brings Questions of Scandal

Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden and historic resignation seems to have come out of nowhere, but some believe there’s more to it than health concerns.


Cardinal Sean O'Malley celebrates Mass.

Cardinal O’Malley Talks Of Pope Speculation During Mass Celebration

For the first time since his name surfaced as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sean O’Malley spoke about the role of the Holy Father and the process to replace the Pope.


Gary Lapierre

The Greatest Legacy Of The Pope…..and Pelosi

“Viva il papa” the crowd was chanting……..”Grazie” responds the pope……but somehow this is just wrong……he can’t quit…he’s not dead yet!


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Cardinal O’Malley: Fellow Cardinals Face ‘Challenging Decision’ Choosing Next Pope

Cardinal Sean O’Malley will be among 117 cardinals who will meet at the Vatican next month to chose a pope to succeed retiring Pontiff Benedict The 16th.


Pope Benedict XVI. (Photo credit VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign At End Of Month

In a stunning announcement Monday, the Vatican said Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28. He’s the first pontiff to do that in nearly 600 years.


Rev. Robert W. Oliver, S.T.D., J.C.D.

Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Boston Priest As Sex Crimes Prosecutor

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a priest from the archdiocese of Boston, ground zero in the U.S. clerical sex abuse scandal, to a position that involves serving as the Catholic Church’s sex crimes prosecutor.


Cardinal Bernard Law. (Photo credit ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Disgraced Ex-Boston Archbishop Cardinal Law Leaves Rome Job

The disgraced former head of the Boston Archdiocese has left his most recent job in Rome.