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Joe Biden, Pope Benedict and the humility of stepping down


When I learned Joe Biden had dropped out of the race, my mind immediately shot back to Feb. 11, 2013, when another Catholic leader, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing that he would voluntarily resign his post.

Eucharistic Diary: United by our common love of our savior

Pilgrims sing along with the Catholic musician Matt Maher during the July 20, 2024, revival night of the National Eucharistic Congress at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)
It was stunning to see that the 10th National Eucharistic Congress had achieved one of its principal aims—Eucharistic coherence.

Legal age for Christians to marry in Pakistan increased

The Christian Marriage (Amendment) Act 2024 – applying to Christians in the Islamabad Capital Territory – has updated the original legislation from 1872 which had set the minimum marriage age at 16 for boys and 13 for girls.

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Joe Biden drops out of 2024 presidential race, then endorses Kamala Harris

President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference on July 11, 2024, in Washington. President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, July 21, ending his bid for reelection following a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about his fitness for office just four months before the election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection.

Cardinal of Jerusalem: both Palestinian and Israeli Catholics are suffering. What should the Church do?

Cardinal Pizzaballa said: “We have Catholics of the Hebrew vicariate serving in the army in Gaza, and we have Catholics being bombed in Gaza. It is not easy.”

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According to a Survey, American Catholics Are Contrary to Their Bishops in the Matter of Immigration

The public opinion of the majority of Americans states that the immigration is an invasion.

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Pope St. Gregory I—We ascend to the heights of contemplation by the steps of the active life.

We ascend to the heights of contemplation by the steps of the active life. — Pope St. Gregory I

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Eucharistic Diary: A place to explore belief and belonging

Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of Indianapolis greets congress-goers following the final Youth Mass of the National Eucharistic Congress on July 20, 2024. (OSV News photo/Gretchen R. Crowe)
Discomfort disappeared as quickly as it had come, and I found a community of belonging and belief. We all have a place here at the National Eucharistic Congress.

Trump’s Choice of the Young Catholic Candidate for the Vice-Presidency of the United States

Vance could become the second Catholic Vice-President of the United States after Joe Biden

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