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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 TO THE YOUNG: THE FAITH IS A COPERNICAN REVOLUTION

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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Bishop Mark Davies’ latest pastoral letter

My dear brothers and sisters, The extraordinary scenes as they unfolded on the streets of London and Birmingham would disturb public opinion, shock media commentators and prompt a statement from the Prime Minister. I write to you today not of … Continue reading

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Eating with Pope (though not the menu!) is a permanent memory

MADRID (CNS) — Lunch with Pope Benedict XVI was an unforgettable experience for 12 young people at World Youth Day. Just don’t ask them what they ate. “I wasn’t very hungry,” said Aurora Maria Almagro, 21, of Spain. “The food … Continue reading

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Father of nine to be ordained Catholic priest

There can’t be many Catholic priests who have a wife and nine children present at their ordination. But that’s exactly what awaits Deacon Ian Hellyer this week. “I’m currently experiencing a funny combination of peace and excitement – with just an … Continue reading

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The need for Tradition and Progress in Liturgy

The liturgy lives from a constant relationship between tradition and progress, according to Benedict XVI. The Pope made this observation on May 6 when he addressed participants in the 9th International Congress on the Liturgy sponsored by the Pontifical Liturgical … Continue reading

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When was the Last Supper?

An extract from Pope Benedict’s book Jesus of Nazareth II. The problem of dating Jesus’s Last Supper arises from the contradiction on this point between the Synoptic gospels on the one hand and St John’s Gospel on the other. Mark, … Continue reading

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A homily by Msgr Keith Newton

During his recent visit to Rome, Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, was invited to give a homily at the Venerable English College in Rome. At a Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes, … Continue reading

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The Holy Father Prays for the Victims of the Massacre in Egypt.

The Christian world has been shocked by events in Egypt. The Holy Father yesterday referred to this after praying the Angelus. The text, from Vatican Information Services is reprinted in full below: Photo: alaribya.net PRAYERS FOR VICTIMS OF MASSACRE AT … Continue reading

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HOLY FATHER: GOD’S TRUE TEMPLE IS THE PERSON

Pope in Santiago de Compostela: BARCELONA, Spain, 7 Nov. 2010. After dedicating Barcelona’s Church of the Holy Family, Benedict XVI made a stop at Catholic charity that dedicates itself to the care of persons with handicaps. To those present he … Continue reading

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