Pope Benedict XVI http://kgou.org en World Views: July 18, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-18-2014 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the conflict in Ukraine that likely led to the surface-to-air missile attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, and the increased flow of unaccompanied minors over the U.S.-Mexico border.</p><p>Later, a conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-author/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Francis Rooney</a>, the former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. President Bush appointed him to the post in 2005 shortly after the death of Pope John Paul II, and he's just written a book about his three-year tenure called&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://francisrooney.com/about-the-book/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); text-decoration: underline;">The Global Vatican: An Inside Look at the Catholic Church, World Politics, and the Extraordinary Relationship between the United States and the Holy See</a></em><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">.</em></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise & Brian Hardzinski 33680 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 18, 2014 Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled http://kgou.org/post/despite-rough-start-uncertain-transition-us-vatican-relationship-personal-principled <p>The United States has had a <a href="http://www.cfr.org/religion/us-vatican-relations/p9751#p1">long-but-rocky relationship with the Vatican</a> and didn’t formally establish diplomatic relations and appoint an ambassador until 1984. That 21-year stretch of U.S. representatives serving with a single pope ended when John Paul II died in 2005.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:33:34 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot 33499 at http://kgou.org Despite Rough Start, Uncertain Transition, U.S.-Vatican Relationship Personal, Principled World Views: March 29, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-march-29-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss the banking crisis in the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, and the decision to re-try American student Amanda Knox in Italy.</p><p>University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;from Arezzo, Italy. He's been following the Catholic Church's transition of power in the Vatican, and <a href="http://italytodaywithdante.blogspot.it/2013/03/the-great-refusal.html" target="_blank">speculates</a> what the last voluntary papal resignation in 1294 could teach us about 2013.</p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 2815 at http://kgou.org World Views: March 29, 2013 Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago http://kgou.org/post/pope-emeritus-benedicts-lessons-700-years-ago <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world’s 1.2 billion Catholics are celebrating Holy Week, and Pope Francis is preparing for his first Good Friday and Easter Mass as pontiff. It’s been exactly a month since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down from the office of the papacy, which has given observers time to reflect on the historic transfer of power.</span></p><p>“This will stand out as a moment that Church historians will talk about for the next 600 years,” said University of Oklahoma Italian language and literature professor <a href="http://modlang.ou.edu/faculty.php?action=display&amp;id=40&amp;language=Italian" target="_blank">Jason Houston</a>. He says if Benedict set a precedent for resignation that future pontiffs would follow, “he has changed the papacy in a way that no one has since probably the 11th Century. [But] I don't think that's going to happen.”</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:55:47 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 2793 at http://kgou.org Pope Emeritus Benedict's Lessons From 700 Years Ago