Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

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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