I am working on pulling together resources on the papacy since hearing the news about Pope Benedict XVI resigning. This is a very hasty list, but I wanted to post it since Friday is the Feast of the Chair of St Peter and I suppose I'm not the only one who might want to study this topic in their homeschool.
I will probably be adding to and editing this as time goes on since I hope to make some notebook pages using the catechism and other resources.
I put it in the form of questions and tried to arrange it so the answers could be found in the link following the question. Later maybe I'll pull out quotes that answer the questions. I tried to start doing that this afternoon but our internet kicked out and I lost all my work : (
I found from Jenn's blog Family in Feast and Feria that you can join in a novena for the pope and get reminders delivered to your inbox!
If you know of any other resources that would be useful (or can think of additional questions) please leave a comment! Also, let me know if you find anything weird about any of the resources -- I tried to use only wholesome ones, either orthodox Catholic or solid and fair non-Catholic.
What is a pope?
CCC on Papacy
Who was the first pope? Who appointed him?
MCF Primacy of Peter
Notebook Pages "Jesus Makes Peter the Supreme Pastor of the Church"
What is the job description of a pope?
What does the word Pope mean?
Who is our pope now?
Pope's address to children
Some Papal Quotes
A list of Pope Benedict XVI's writings
List of books he has written
Pope Benedict Mini-Book at ThatResourceSite
About Pope Benedict's resignation
news of resignation
The "real story"
the news from a Baptist perspective
Who was the last pope?
John Paul II
A Unit Study on JPII
TImeline of Catholic Church 21st Century
Who might our next pope be?
Paddy Power Picks
Poll from Rome
What are some things associated with the pope?
"keys of the kingdom"
Chair of Peter
Feast of Chair of Peter
Liturgical Year: Feast of the Chair of St Peter
Papal Coat of Arms
Where does the pope live?
Vatican City State
St Peter's Basilica
How does the Church elect a new pope?
Electing a Pope
Quite nice graphics here from LA Times
Resources for CCD and home on electing a Pope
Printable: How the Church Chooses a New Pope
Prayer and the Pope
Pope's Monthly Prayer Intentions
Prayer for the Pope
Prayers of the Popes
Jenn has a Lenten Journey with Pope Benedict XVI (from 2007) with links to several resources.
(HT Jenn) You can join in a novena for the pope and get reminders delivered to your inbox!
A printable prayer card you can use, from Diary of a Sower
History of the Papacy
Have any other popes resigned?
How many popes have there been so far?
List of popes
Can there be bad popes?
How many "bad" popes?
Can popes be saints?
Pope Pius X, most recently canonized pope
What popes have been martyrs?
Who were some early popes?
some early popes
Notebooking pages on Pope Urban IV
Resource: A to X Quest of Catholic Popes
What are some other titles for the pope?
Vicar of Christ (What Every Catholic Should Know)
Vicar of Christ
Other Names for the Pope
Historical Source Documents
By popes about the papacy
Leo I -- Petrine Primacy
Gelasius I on Spiritual and Temporal Power
Erin shared these links to more resources:
In the Heart of My Home: Papal Notebook
Campfires and Cleats: Papal Resources
Shower of Roses: Seven Quick Takes on the Feast of the Chair of St Peter
Catholic Icing: Pope Activities for Children
Also, the folks at Real Learning are collecting resources.