What is at stake at the looming synod in Rome?

Just over the horizon, one of the most important events to take place in the Church since the Second Vatican Council will convene in Rome on October 4 and conclude on October 28. This is, of course, the much discussed Synod on

Pope Benedict XVI: A life and papacy centered on God

How does one even begin to assess the legacy of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI? His career spanned over 60 years, and he wore many hats during several tumultuous decades: priest, theologian, theological expert at the Second Vatican Council, author, bishop, head of