Episode | Originally Aired:

February 27, 2013

Up Front: Today is Pope Benedict XVI's last day as leader of the Catholic faith, and as believers bid him farewell and the college of cardinals prepares to choose a new pontiff, some are criticizing his departure amid the ongoing sexual abuse scandal that has marred the church.

Interview: CNN's Ben Wedeman joins Val for the latest from Rome.

In the Studio:

  • Filmmaker Jules Hart makes the case for women priests in "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican."

  • A violent scene: is it just a movie or a dangerous teaching tool? Screenwriter Mike White bucks the trend and calls out Hollywood on violence on screen.

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