Daily Archives: September 24, 2011

Pope’s Address to Orthodox Christians and the Lay Organisation ZdK

Perhaps people from English speaking countries don’t know what ZdK is. ZdK is the abbreviation for “Zentralkomitee der Deutschen Katholiken”. According to Wikipedia, it is a lay body comprising representatives of various Catholic organisations in Germany. They organise the Catholic … Continue reading


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Pope Benedict on the Veneration of Mary (His Sermon of yesterday during the Vesper in Etzelsbach)

GOD NEVER DESIRES ANYTHING OTHER THAN OUR TRUE HAPPINESS VATICAN CITY, 23 SEP 2011 (VIS) – This afternoon Benedict XVI travelled by helicopter from Erfurt to Etzelsbach where he arrived at 5.30 p.m. He then went to the nearby Wallfahrtskapelle … Continue reading

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Bring back John Vianney!

By Fr Bevil Bramwell OMI Saint John Vianney (1786-1859) was the curé of the parish of Ars in France and, because of his simple but great gifts as a pastor, was made the Patron of Priests and Parish Priests. I try to read … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s homily in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium

Dear Brother Bishops, dear Brothers and Sisters, As I look around the vast arena of the Olympic Stadium, where you have gathered today in such large numbers, my heart is filled with great joy and confidence. I greet all of … Continue reading

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