Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

The Cardinals and the Pen

Through interposed books, the maneuvers of the next conclave are being played out. While Msgr. Georg Gänswein, Cardinal Ludwig Müller, and a posthumous work by Benedict XVI question the seemingly obscure side of current pontificate, the progressive wing is stepping … Continue reading

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Shia LaBeouf Shows Bishop Barron the Heart of the Trad Movement

By T. S. Flanders on 1P5 Pope Benedict XVI said in 2007: It has clearly been demonstrated that young persons too have discovered this liturgical form [of the Latin Mass], felt its attraction and found in it a form of … Continue reading

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In new interview, Abp. Viganò discusses ‘failure’ of Vatican II, Novus Ordo Mass

“The next Pope will have to restore all the liturgical books and banish from Catholic churches their unseemly parody, in whose realization notorious modernists and heretics collaborated.” by Maike Hickson June 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Viganò has given a … Continue reading

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The ‘Who is the true Pope?’ debate

From Fr Z’s blog: Yesterday, I posted about Socci’s views on who the true Pope may be.  HERE.  A couple days ago, I posted about the new highly critical Compendium about the odd teachings of Francis, HERE.  In that post, I said … Continue reading

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The Promise of a Post-Covid Church

by AUGUSTE MEYRAT In 1969, long before he became Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger made a prediction about the post–Vatican II Catholic Church. Instead of a growing and dynamic Church reaching all cultures, he envisioned a smaller and less influential … Continue reading

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The Ebbing of Truth

by Hadley Arkes on THE CATHOLIC THING St. John Paul II famously warned against the tendency to reduce “conscience” to the level of feelings passionately held. Conscience, rightly understood, took its guide from a body of objective moral truths. Detached … Continue reading

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An Easter That Will Go Down In History

From the LEPANTO INSTITUTE Easter Week 2020 is destined to go down in history – for its exceptional nature – like that day in February 2013, when Benedict XVI announced his renunciation of the Papacy. A mysterious thread seems to … Continue reading

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IL MESSAGGERO: Archbp. Gänswein sacked? #BOOKGATE continues

From Father Z’s Blog: The Italian daily Il Messaggero of 6 February has run with the story that was in the German Die Tagespost, namely, that Francis has sidelined the head of the Pontifical Household, Archbp. Georg Gänswein, who is … Continue reading

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Antonio Socci: We are watching the leaders of the Church work against her‘

Thanks to Church Militant for alerting us to this interview with Antonio Socci in which he highlights the grave dangers and uncertainty facing the Church today: Antonio Socci’s latest book is entitled  Il dio mercato, la Chiesa e l’Anticristo  (The Market As God, the Church, and the … Continue reading

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Pope Emeritus’s Unexpected Homily on Humility

from:http://www.ncregister.com by Edward Pentin  Benedict XVI with Archbishop Gaenswein in a photograph taken on Sunday. – Giovanni Tridente Although the full text has yet to appear, Benedict XVI’s homily during Mass for his former students on Sunday is one of … Continue reading

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The Pope addresses young people on Copacabana Beach (AP) Vatican City, 26 July 2013 (VIS) – One million young people on the beach at Copacabana greeted the Pope yesterday afternoon (6 p.m. local time, 9 p.m. Rome time) at his … Continue reading

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After Seven Years, the Secret of Pope Ratzinger

Benedict XVI will be remembered more for his homilies than for his encyclicals. And for his audacious, unconventional actions. Like in Madrid, in front of a million young people and right in the middle of a violent storm… by Sandro … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict: Prayer should always include praise

Benedict XVI looks at a traditional Mexican Nativity scene donated by the state of Puebla (Photo: CNS) (CatholicHerald.co.uk) Prayer should not centre just on asking God to fulfil one’s hopes and desires, but must include praise, thanks and trust in … Continue reading

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Exploding myths about the Vatican

Journalist and author John Allen gives the real story about the Church hierarchy By Deborah Gyapong Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA (CCN)—Veteran Rome-based reporter and author John L. Allen, Jr, says there is no such thing as “the Vatican” as commonly … Continue reading

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A candid interview with Msgr Georg Ratzinger

Edward Pentin writes from Rome: Pope Benedict XVI is “as normal as ever,” his elder brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, has said in a candid interview published Sept. 18. “I feel gradually age is catching up with him — walking appears … Continue reading

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