REPLAY Pope Benedict resigns: What's next for the Catholic church?

Categories: Community, World

Two weeks ago, for the first time in almost 600 years, an active Pope announced that he was stepping down as leader of the Catholic Church.

In this week's episode of CBC Live Online, our panelists chatted about what's next for the Vatican, Catholics in Canada, and congregations around the world.

Russian 'ghost' ship has Twitter intrigued

Categories: Community, World

si-220-ghost-ship.jpgRussian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova broke free from its tow line while en route from St. John's, Newfoundland, to a scrap yard in the Dominican Republic .

After weeks of drifting aimlessly through international waters, the unmanned, rat-infested "ghost ship" is turning heads as it inches towards European soil.

Beijing woman's dummy tummy stunt on Subway causes outrage

Categories: Community


A woman who attempted to exploit the good nature of Beijing subway passengers by wearing a prosthetic pregnant belly to scam seats on the notoriously crowded trains ended up an object of ridicule.

What are some examples of bad behaviour you've seen on your local transit system?

CPC, Wildrose, CBC line up to cut ties to Flanagan

Categories: Canada, Community, Politics

flanagan-youtube-220.jpgOrganizations with ties to former Harper senior adviser Tom Flanagan, including Alberta's Wildrose Alliance Party and the CBC, are distancing themselves from the politics professor after his comments on child pornography last night.

Vote for our February photo contest winner

Categories: Community

si_photovote.jpgFor our February 2013 photo contest, we asked you to embrace all things warm and fuzzy. We've narrowed down our selection to five photos based upon the community's reaction, and once again, need your help to determine a winner!

Married couple sought for millionaire's Mars mission

si-220-mars-capsule_220213.jpgA U.S. business tycoon told the media yesterday that he hopes to send a middle-aged married couple on an adventure of a lifetime - specifically, the pair would be rocketed into space for a Mars fly-by mission.

If you're in a committed relationship, would you go on a Mars mission with your partner? If not who would you chose?

Boeing's bid to replace CF-18s gets readers talking

Categories: Canada, Community, Politics

Super HornetTerry Milewski's look at the Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet, now emerging as a rival to the Lockheed Martin F-35 as the Canadian Forces' replacement for its aging CF-18s, really got the CBC Community talking.

Vatican scrubs @pontifex Twitter account

Categories: Community, World

si-220-twitter.jpgFollowing Pope Benedict XVI's official resignation, the Vatican has scrubbed his official account, moving all the emeritus pope's tweets and his photo to an online archive.

Rosa Parks statue unveiled on Capitol Hill

Categories: World

si-rosa-parks-04060382(2).jpgU.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a statue of human rights activist Rosa Parks yesterday in a ceremony that marked the end of Black History Month.

Parks is the first black woman to be honoured with a full length statue in the Capitol. The president was joined by congressional leaders from both parties as they revealed the statue of Parks.

Morrissey and Jimmy Kimmel in feud over Duck Dynasty

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

si_morrissey_kimmel.jpgJimmy Kimmel had some fun at Morrissey's expense last night after the vegetarian singer cancelled his talk show performance to avoid appearing on the same program as cast members from TV hunting show Duck Dynasty.