Vatican Concludes Six-Year Investigation of American Nuns 

In 2008, under then-pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican launched a broad investigation into the "quality of life" of American nuns, a move that, to a lot of those nuns, looked like it was meant to forcefully nudge them back in line. On Tuesday, the completed investigation was finally released; instead of being critical,… » 12/16/14 11:10am 12/16/14 11:10am

Pope Resigns, Hands in Collection of Crazy-Tall Hats

Time to cue up the montage of your favorite papal moments over the past 8 years because earlier this morning Pope Benedict XVI announced that he is officially retiring from his important work of blessing Ferraris and denying women birth control as of February 28th of 2013. He is the first Pope to quit the job in… » 2/11/13 10:35am 2/11/13 10:35am

Merry Christmas Ladies and Gays, the Pope Hates You

Every year, Pope Benedict XVI gives a Christmas address at the Vatican. This December, he dedicated the festive event — one of his most important annual speeches — to homophobia, with a touch of anti-abortion sentiment thrown in for good measure. Happy holidays! » 12/21/12 11:45am 12/21/12 11:45am

Reanimated Von Trapp Family Singers Prepare an Oom-Pah for the Pontiff

Children dressed in traditional Bavarian costumes wait for the start of a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI on the super special occasion of the Pontiff's 85th birthday in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, Pool) » 4/16/12 10:15pm 4/16/12 10:15pm

The Pope Baptizes Sixteen Lucky Babies in the Sistine Chapel


Pope Benedict XVI baptizes a child at the Vatican Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012. The pope baptized 16 babies in the splendor of the Sistine Chapel. Some of the infants looked at him wide-eyed after he poured water from a golden shell-shaped dish over their forehead, as Benedict administered the sacrament Sunday, welcoming… » 1/08/12 1:25pm 1/08/12 1:25pm

Madonna's 1991 Letter To Steven Meisel, Unearthed

Queen Elizabeth Feigns Interest In Pope's Vacation Photos

[Edinburgh, September 16: Pope Benedict XVI exchanges gifts with Queen Elizabeth II on the first day of his trip to the United Kingdom, the first state visit by a Pope to Britain since the 16th century. Image via Getty.] » 9/16/10 11:57am 9/16/10 11:57am

Dolly Parton Wants To Make Money By Making Others Look Cheap

Pope Benedict XVI May Have Career In Fashion If This Catholicism Thing…

Today Pope Benedict XVI announced that limbo — the place where dead, unbaptized babies have resided for the past 800 years — is no more. » 4/23/07 3:43pm 4/23/07 3:43pm