Locals React To Pope Benedict’s Last Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local members of the Catholic Church commend the Pope’s decision to step down. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church many of the members and the priest have been praying for the Pope and for the future of the church. The priest says no one has experienced an event like this in recent years … Continue reading »

Local Clergy React To Pope Announcement

MEDFORD, Ore. — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will be leaving the papacy at the end of the month. The 85-year-old leader cited failing health as his reason for stepping down, breaking a centuries-long tradition of serving for life. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, there were signs posted Monday morning on … Continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

ROME (CNN) — The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month “because of advanced age.” It’s the first time a pope has stepped down in nearly 600 years. “Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in … Continue reading »