Category Archives: Pope Benedict

Reflection for the (transferred) Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul.

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI St Peter’s Basilica Wednesday, 29 June 2005 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul is at the same time a grateful memorial of the great witnesses of Jesus … Continue reading

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Opinion piece: The Dubia Were Answered

Elizabeth A. Mitchell at The Catholic Thing: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Perhaps it was because Notre-Dame de Paris was burning. Perhaps it was because the best place to hide something from view is in plain sight.  Or perhaps it was because … Continue reading

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The speech of angels is song

Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song, in which all the glory of the great joy that they proclaim becomes tangibly present. And so, from that moment, the angels’ song of praise has never gone … Continue reading

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Dome of Home documentary

This 25 minute documentary, with contributions from Bishop Mark Davies of the Shrewsbury Diocese, shows how the “Dome of Home” church – the Church of Ss Peter, Paul and Philomena – is thriving under the care of Canon Amaury Montjean … Continue reading

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The TLM and the New Evangelisation

Here’s a great post from Fr Z: The Institute of Christ the King had ordinations to the priesthood recently in St. Louis.  This promoted an article in the local paper.  The writer (thus, editor) seemed amazed that this sort of thing … Continue reading

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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 ( – 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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