Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

On March 13, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis. Pope Benedict XVI steped down Feb. 28. He is the first Pope to resign since 1294. Since the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation on Feb. 11, CUA faculty members have appeared in the media to discuss his resignation and the election of a new Pope. Click on the links below to view the interviews.

The Church in Latin America March 21 Commonweal Julia Young, assistant professor of history

Sex abuse victims want swift action March 17Associated Press Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

In Latin America, Catholics See a Lift March 15 Wall Street Journal Julia Young, assistant professor of history

Students sound off on potential impact of Pope Francis March 15 USA Today College Helena Lado, senior

D.C. area Catholics embrace symbolism of the election of first Latin American pope March 14 The Washington Post John Garvey, University President

What will Pope Francis mean for Latinos? March 14 Newsday Mario Ortiz, associate professor of Spanish and director of Latin American and Latino Studies

Vatican Looks South for Pope, but Still Aims at Orthodoxy March 14Voice of AmericaRev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Local Catholics Celebrate Election Of Pope Francis March 14WAMU 88.5Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Election of Pope Francis Raises Hope for Shake-Up at Vatican March 14Bloomberg Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

'Status quo' leader: Same-sex marriage, abortion unlikely under Pope Francis March 14NBC News Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Pope Francis: What’s in a name? March 14 The Washington Post Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology

New Pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio; Pope Francis' Focus on Poor Likely to Set Him Apart From Recent Predecessors March 13CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism

D.C. Area Celebrates Election of New Pope March 13CBS LocalJohn Garvey, University President

Former Swiss Guard Talks About The Pope March 13WUSA 9Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

Pope Francis: His name reflects ‘his ministry for the poor’ March 13 The Washington Post Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology

Pope Francis: A man of political sensibility and humility March 13 The Desert Sun Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Local reaction on selection of Pope Francis March 13Fox 5John Garvey, University President and Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Answer Man: Conclave is far from Tower of Babel Belleville News Democrat March 13 Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

New Pope Draws Praise and Prayers From Washington National Journal March 13 Stephen Schneck, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service

Pope Francis: Jorge Bergoglio named new pope after two-day conclave WJLA 7March 13John Garvey, University President

Argentina’s Cardinal Bergoglio Is Elected Pope Francis March 13Bloomberg Businessweek Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Reactions to Pope Francis’ election March 13Religion News ServiceJohn Garvey, University President

US Catholics Hope New Pope Can ‘Bridge the Divide’ March 13Ria NovastiStephen Schneck, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service

New Pope's Selection Of 'Francis' Name Surprises Some March 13NPR's "All Things Considered"Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology

Q&A on the News March 13 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Are We In For A Long-Lasting Conclave? March 13WUSA 9 Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Catholic Latin America eyes conclave March 13CNNRev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies and coordinator of Hispanic/Latin Programs

Catholic faithful observe rites as voting for new pope begins March 13 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Winning styles of 2 cardinals from the US March 13 Boston Globe Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Argentine Cardinal Is Elected First Jesuit Pope March 13 Chronicle of Higher Education John Garvey, University President

Catholic U. Paying Close Attention to Papal Conclave March 12NBC 4John Garvey, University President, and Very Rev. Phillip J. Brown, S.S., rector of Theological College

What Catholics want to see from the new pope March 12WTOP RadioJohn Garvey, University President

Cardinal Tagle: A Filipino hopeful for pope March 12 The Washington Post Rev. Joseph Komonchak, professor emeritus of theology and religious studies The Papal Conclave: How des it work? March 12WUSA 9Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

What name will the new pope choose? March 12WJLA 7Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology

Selecting a New Pope March 11PBS' "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

The New Pope's Role As Communicator In Chief March 11 Forbes Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

Local Catholics discuss pope on eve of Conclave beginning March 11WJLA 7Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Poll: Majority of U.S. Catholics favor change March 11 The Washington Post Stephen Schneck, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service

Where American papal contenders attended school March 11 The Washington Post

A Rough Guide To The Papal Conclave March 11National Public Radio Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Whole church called to enter conclave in prayer, archbishop says March 11Catholic New Service Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Conclave to select new pope set to begin March 11KABC-TV (Los Angeles) Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Cardinal Dolan as pope? Lively but unlikely March 11 The Journal News Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Will an American pope emerge as cardinals enter the conclave? March 10 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean of the School of Canon Law

Bearing Christ, Engaging the World March 10 National Catholic Register Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Has the time come for a pope of color? March 9 The Washington Post Nora Heimann, chair and associate professor of art

Pope Ready: Renowned Sistine Chapel Decked with Special Chimney for Conclave March 9Fox News LatinoMonsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Conclave not just an election, it's a liturgy March 9 The Catholic Register Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Could Next Pope Be an American? March 7Fox 5Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

DC Cardinal Donald Wuerl Reportedly Discussed As Potential Next Pope, Says CBS News March 7WUSA 9 Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Young Catholics voice pope preferences March 7Catholic News Service

Cardinals gather in Vatican to plan papal election March 5 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

Benedict and Clergy Sexual Abuse: Decisive and Aggressive Action March 4 National Catholic Register Rev. John Beal, professor of canon law

Discord in Rome greets cardinals on eve of conclave March 4 Boston Globe Chad Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology

Selecting a New Pope: U.S. Catholic Voices March 1PBS' "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly"Stephen Schneck, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service

An inside look at life as the pope Feb. 28CNN's "The Situation Room"Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

Pope Benedict's Last Day Feb. 28CNNMonsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Benedict exits Vatican; Catholic leaders feel disquiet, hope Feb. 28 The Journal News Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Pope Departs Vatican City, Greets Crowd From Balcony Feb. 28WUSA 9 Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

Local Reaction to Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI Feb. 28Fox 5 Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Former Swiss Guard: Benedict, John Paul had personal touch Feb. 28CNN's "Belief Blog"Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

Transition At The Vatican Feb. 28"The Diane Rehm Show"Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

A reluctant leader, Pope Benedict leaves legacy of ‘new evangelization’ Feb. 27 The Washington Times Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law; Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism; Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies; Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Did Pope Benedict Hint To More Scandals? Local Reaction Feb. 27WUSA 9 Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

The pope in retirement: What to expect Feb. 27CNNAndreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

World Converges on Rome for Pope Benedict XVI's Farewell to the Papacy Feb. 26CBS New YorkMonsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Cardinal George: New pope must 'govern the church as a pastor' Feb. 25 Chicago Tribune Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

Conclave: Prayer Meeting or Political Rally? Feb. 25 Huffington Post Andreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

Scandal surrounds two cardinals Feb. 24CBC Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

In picking the next pope, Catholic population doesn’t equal power Feb. 19CNN William D'Antonio, adjunct professor of sociology

When a Pope Retires, Is He Still Infallible? Feb. 17 New York Times Ken Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

Conclave's rituals, oaths and secrecy explained Feb. 16Associated PressMonsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Papal Resignation and Succession: “We Need a Superman as Pope” Feb. 14PBS "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly"Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Pope Benedict XVI’s Successor and Change in the Church Feb. 14ABC News/Yahoo News "Around the World with Christiane Amanpour"Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Papal Resignation and Succession: “Rethink What the Pope Should Be Doing” Feb. 13PBS "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly"Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

US Catholics look for reset in choice of new pope Feb. 13Agence France-PresseStephen Schneck, Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies director, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service

Why Benedict Resigned Feb. 12National Review OnlineJohn Garvey, University President

Two-thirds majority needed to elect new pope Feb. 12Associated Press Kenneth Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

What's Missing From the Conversation on Benedict's Resignation Feb. 12Huffington PostAndreas Widmer, director of entrepreneurship in the School of Business and Economics

The Future Of The Vatican After Pope Benedict XVI Feb. 12WUSA 9 Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

Next Pope to Face Calls for Renewal After Benedict Resisted Feb. 12BloombergJoseph Capizzi, associate professor of moral theology and ethics

Pope Benedict stuns Catholic world with resignation Feb. 12 Boston Globe Kenneth Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

An American pope? Dolan has very long odds Feb. 12 St. Louis Post-Dispath Rev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean of the School of Canon Law

Pope Benedict XVI stepping down Feb. 28 Feb. 11WJLA-TVRev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

U.S. church still facing questions as Benedict departs Feb. 11 The Washington Times John Garvey, University President

Pope Benedict Steps Down Feb. 11"The Kojo Nnamdi Show"Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

American Catholicism is at crossroads Feb. 11 The Washington Post William D'Antonio, adjunct professor of sociology

Pope Benedict XVI resigns: D.C. local residents react to resignation Feb. 11WJLA-TV Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Catholic University President Comments On Pope Resignation Feb. 11 WUSA 9 John Garvey, University President

Catholics surprised by Benedict's resignation Feb. 11 Baltimore Sun Christopher Ruddy, associate professor of historical and systematic theology

Lay Catholics voice gratitude for 'inspired' Pope Feb. 11Catholic News Agency/EWTN NewsJohn Garvey, University President

A Turbulent Tenure for a Quiet Scholar Feb. 11 New York Times Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies

Pope’s Decision to Resign Takes Catholic Colleges by Surprise Feb. 11 Chronicle of Higher Education John Garvey, University President

Pope Benedict XVI Resigning On February 28 Due To Failing Health Feb. 11WUSA 9 John Garvey, University President

Catholic church prepares to select new leader Feb. 11MSNBCJohn Garvey, University President

Church's growth of church in Africa, Latin America to factor into papal search Feb. 11WTOP RadioRev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

A Legal Guide to Papal Resignation Feb. 11 Wall Street Journal Law BlogRev. Robert Kaslyn, S.J., dean of the School of Canon Law; Kurt Martens, associate professor of canon law

The Last Time a Pope Resigned, Dante Put Him in Hell Feb. 11BloombergKenneth Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation Feb. 11ABC News Now Special Report Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies

Pope Benedict XVI to resign at the end of February Feb. 11Fox 5Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S. S. Professor of Liturgical Studies; Kenneth Pennington, Kelly-Quinn Chair of Ecclesiastical and Legal History

Pope's resignation a surprise to U.S. Catholics Feb. 11 USA Today Joanna Gardner, senior English major

Catholic University a 'mad house' after pope's resignation Feb. 11 Washington Business Journal Victor Nakas, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs

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