Pope Benedict XVI - Essays and Reflections on His Papacy

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Sr. Mary Ann WalshSister Mary Ann Walsh, director of the USCCB’s Office of Media Relations, is a member of the Northeast Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. She holds a master’s degree in English from the College of St. Rose and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola College of Maryland. She has prepared media relations programs, spoken on media topics, and written for numerous publications including America, Editor & Publisher, The Washington Post, and USA Today. She also was producer of the award-winning video Five Extraordinary Days and has served as the editor of books that include the award-winning John Paul II: A Light for the World and From John Paul II to Benedict XVI: An Inside Look at the End of an Era, the Beginning of a New One, and the Future of the Church. She has been honored by several groups, including the New York State Bar Association, the New York Press Association, the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Catholic Press Association and the Catholic Academy for Communications Arts Professionals.

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“Pope Benedict’s critique of biotechnology is that, when it ignores moral limits it does not advance humankind but asserts the power of some human beings to oppress others.”

Richard Doerflinger