Category Archives: Pope Benedict

Giving up gracelessly

According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius. According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday … Continue reading

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Cor ad Cor Loquitur

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More on the FFI

We are grateful to the journalists who forwarded this article to a member of the team behind this blog.  Please read this in the context of this and this. Franciscans of the Immaculate and the crisis within the Church: why … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei – Light of Faith

VATICAN CITY, July 05, 2013 (Zenit.org) – The Holy See presented this morning the first encyclical of Pope Francis’ papacy entitled “Lumen Fidei” (The Light of Faith). Presenting the new work was Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI taking a stroll

God bless our Pope Emeritus! h/t to Rorate Caeli.

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The Birth of St John the Baptist

Here is the Angelus address our beloved Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, gave on this day in 2007: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, 24 June, the liturgy invites us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist, … Continue reading

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On the occasion of the birthday of our Holy Father Emeritus.

Today is the 86th birthday of our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict. In unison with the whole Church we wish him a very happy birthday together with our continuing prayers. And… a delightful potograph of our Holy Father Emeritus as a … Continue reading

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Castel Gandolfo meeting a moment of profound communion

(Vatican Radio) Speaking exclusively to Vatican Radio, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J., reveals the details of this morning’s historic encounter between Pope Francis and Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, an encounter he has described as … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: A supremely liturgical Pope

One of the lasting legacies of Benedict XVI’s pontificate will be the mark he has left on the Liturgy as it is celebrated today. In short, he has re-focused our attention on how we, as Catholics, celebrate our faith in … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI

28th February 2013 – Holy Angels Church, Hales Barnes I am sure most of us can remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that Pope Benedict was to resign. The sadness we feel at his departing reminds … Continue reading

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A short film about Pope (Emeritus) Benedict’s life

This is a short film my teenage son put together as a sort of personal tribute to our beloved Pope Emeritus.

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The Holy Father speaks to the College of Cardinals: “I will be near to you”.

Vatican City, 28 February 2013 (VIS) – At 11:00am in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI greeted the College of Cardinals, whose dean, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, addressed a short farewell to the Pope on behalf of all those present. Dear beloved … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI begins last day of Pontificate

 The Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI will come to an end with the Sede Vacante (“Vacant See”) beginning at 8pm Rome time (7pm GMT). On the last full day of his pontificate, Pope Benedict will hold a special farewell meeting … Continue reading

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A Tribute

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Call Me the Optimist – A Meditation on Recent Reports of Crisis and Conclave

By: Msgr. Charles Pope I’ve been asked  to record a few thoughts about the events surrounding the resignation of Pope Benedict. Over the weekend especially, many rumors circulated, regarding a seedy backstory to the resignation. I am not surprised to read … Continue reading

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