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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns, Saints as Sisters and Role Models, and More
February 14, 2013
Summary: The past and future of the office of the papacy, and finding kinship in the lives of six women saints.
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The Past and Future of the Papacy February 14, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI sent shockwaves around the world when he announced that he would resign at the end of February, saying that he no longer had the strength for the position. We delve into papal history, a history that hasn’t seen a resignation in nearly 600 years. Plus, we examine the future of the Catholic Church as the Church's cardinals try to decide what kind of man should be the next leader.

Father Thomas Reese, SJ, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Woodstock Theological Center
Kim Lawton, Managing Editor of Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly on PBS

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Seeking Solace in the Saints February 14, 2013
Colleen Carroll Campbell used to be a college party girl—she cared more about resume-building than religion. Then her father gave her a biography of Teresa of Avila, a 16th century Catholic saint. When Campbell picked up the book half-heartedly, she had no idea that she was about to embark on a spiritual journey through the lives of six female saints. As she later struggled to come to grips with her father’s Alzheimer’s, these women became Campbell’s guides and companions. 

Pictured: Teresa of Ávila

Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir