This week, Eric, Dan, and Dylan remember the life and legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. What will be his enduring contributions to theology and to the Catholic faith? And how will his decision to resign the papacy, the first time in 600 years that this occurred, and handling of the Church’s sex abuse scandal be factored into his legacy? Then the guys turn their attention to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House after 15 rounds of voting. Is this a glorious mess that points to a return to normal order in the House? Or a sign of complete disarray in Congress and the Republican Party? Both? Finally, they examine the injury to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during last week’s Monday Night Football game. Was the rush to resume the game, which was finally postponed, an indictment of our obsession with sports above the health and safety of the players?


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Benedict XVI, First Modern Pope to Resign, Dies at 95 | New York Times


Pope Benedict XVI: 1927-2022 | Joshua Gregor, Acton Institute


Caritas in Veritate | Pope Benedict XVI


Introduction to Christianity | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger


Jesus of Nazareth | Pope Benedict XVI


In the Beginning…’: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall | Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger


Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society | Dylan Pahman, Acton Institute


The House Speaker Battle’s Dramatic Conclusion | The Morning Dispatch


What to Know About Damar Hamlin’s Injury | New York Times


More than $8 million has been raised to support a charity backed by NFL star Damar Hamlin | Insider



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