Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI This Sunday’s liturgy presents a parable to us that speaks of a wedding banquet to which many were invited. The First Reading, from the Book of Isaiah, prepares the ground for this theme, for it speaks … Continue reading

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Pray for the victims of 9/11 and for our world with this prayer from Benedict XVI

It is nineteen years since the devastating islamic terrorist attacks took place in the US that claimed the lives of 3,000 innocent people. Pope Benedict XVI visited Ground Zero in 2008, and this was his prayer. O God of love, … Continue reading

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Homosexual abuse scandal and cover-up during Benedict’s pontificate shakes Vatican

A case now before the criminal courts of Germany involving a former high-ranking Vatican Monsignor reveals the alleged mishandling of credible allegations of sexual abuse within the Vatican’s own walls. Sat Sep 5, 2020 – 10:30 am EST By John-Henry Westen at LifeSiteNews: Sixth months after the revelations … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI is ‘Very Frail’ and Has Been Sick Since His Visit to Germany

Hannah Brockhaus/CNA, Vatican, August 3, 2020: Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and “very frail,” according to a German newspaper report. Citing Pope Benedict’s biographer Peter Seewald, German newspaper Passauer Neue Presse(PNP) reported Aug. 3 that the … Continue reading

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Will Catholics return to Mass after Covid?

From ChurchMilitant.com: A California priest is predicting that just 5–10% of Catholics will return to Mass after the COVID-19 pandemic. Father Joseph Illo made the prediction during his Sunday homily at Star of the Sea Parish in San Francisco on June 12.  Father Illo remarked, “Twelve are allowed … Continue reading

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Unanswered questions on the travel of Pope Benedict XVI

By Fr David Nix at Padre Peregrino: This week I put up a Facebook post that had 440 shares.  In it, I suspected that Pope Benedict XVI was being controlled and that he would not come back to the Vatican. … Continue reading

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Reflections by Pope Benedict and Saint John Vianney on Corpus Christi

A homily given by Pope Benedict XVI on the feast of Corpus Christi in 2011: Dear brothers and sisters! The feast of Corpus Domini is inseparable from the Holy Thursday Mass of Caena Domini, in which the institution of the … Continue reading

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The Priest, United to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Heart of Jesus is the essentIal nucleus of Christianity! Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is an immense gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church. We have not yet begun to probe its inexhaustible richness. “The Lord … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Letter Marking St. John Paul II’s Birth Centenary

      From the National Catholic Register: Editor’s Note: Here is the full text of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI’s letter marking the centenary of the birth of St. John Paul II. The English translation of this letter, dated May 4, was … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider thanks Pope Benedict for saying homosexuality, abortion inspired by Anti-Christ

We at CP&S thank Pope Benedict too. Promotion and justification of abortion, homosexuality, and gender ideology, contain ‘the spirit of a revolt against God, and in this sense it reveals to have the characteristic of the Anti-Christ.’ By Maike Hickson … Continue reading

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Bishop Schneider releases essay ‘on the question of the true Pope’

Editor’s note: LifeSite is here publishing an important text issued today by Bishop Athanasius Schneider commenting on some key questions that have been vexing many faithful Catholics in the midst of the current crisis in the Church under Pope Francis. … Continue reading

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Pope Seeks Public Benefits for Sodomy – Bishops Consent?

From Whispers of Restoration: Here at Whispers, we aren’t a Catholic News Site – but this is another one of those “seriously?” moments. Please permit us. In all gravity, Dear Bishops… …Why aren’t any of you coming out of your … Continue reading

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The Prisoner of the Vatican

By George Neumayr at The American Spectator: In one of his last speeches before abdicating in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI decried the liberalism that had seeped into the Church after Vatican II. To this liberalism, he traced “so many problems, … Continue reading

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Abp Viganò denounces Benedict’s secretary for ‘abusive and systematic control’ of Pope Emeritus

ROME, January 16, 2020, LifeSiteNews: In the wake of the controversy surrounding the genesis of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book with Benedict XVI on priestly celibacy, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a testimony denouncing Archbishop Georg Gänswein for what … Continue reading

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The firestorm over ‘From the Depths of Our Hearts’

A firestorm seems to have broken out over Cardinal Sarah and Pope Benedict’s joint book defending priestly celibacy. This has led to the Cardinal publishing the following reply to attacks on him and his integrity: Translation from Bree Dail.   Cardinal … Continue reading

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