Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

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 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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