Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

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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Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah coauthor book on celibacy, opposing the ordination of married men

By Gerard O’Connell, Vatican correspondent at America Magazine: In a move that has stunned many in Rome and is sure to give rise to serious questions far beyond the theme of the book, the emeritus pope Benedict XVI, who will … Continue reading

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What does Cardinal Sodano’s departure as Dean of the College of Cardinals mean?

Father Raymond J. de Souza at the National Catholic Register: The Dec. 21 resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as the dean of the College of Cardinals is the conclusion of a long career, not without controversy. It occasioned a change … Continue reading

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Vatican Prohibition on Medjugorje Overturned by Pope Francis

By David Martin In a direct breach of a 2013 CDF decree, Pope Francis has decided to authorize pilgrimages to Medjugorje, Yugoslavia, which can now be officially organized by dioceses and parishes without being restricted to a private capacity as … Continue reading

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“To That Cross My Sins Have Nailed Him…”: Stations of the Cross (Part 2)

On this fifth Friday in Lent 2019 – that also happens to be a First Friday – let us look today for some more insights into the value of this ancient Christian devotion, the Stations of the Cross, according to the Benedictine, Blessed … Continue reading

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Cardinal Nichols, the Synod and the Gay Agenda

from: Catholic Voice Ireland, with permission of the Editor. by Deacon Nick Donnelly Edward Pentin, the respected Vatican Correspondent, has brought out a new book, The Rigging of a Vatican Synod: An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod … Continue reading

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When faithful Catholics get it seriously wrong

By kind permission of the Editor, Catholic Voice Ireland. by Deacon Nick Donnelly As an ordained minister of the Church the key purpose of my life is very straightforward – adoring God and saving souls. Nothing else matters. I proclaim … Continue reading

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Cor ad Cor Loquitur

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Youcat Catechism: Weak on Homosexuality, Contraception, Euthanasia, Evolution, and Scripture

from: http://www.faithfulanswers.com By Dr. Robert Sungenis Are you sitting down? I suggest you do so because you’re in for a real shocker. A youth catechism, known popularly as “YouCat,” which is claimed to be modeled from the official 1992 Catechism … 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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The Birth of St John the Baptist

Here is the Angelus address our beloved Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, gave on this day in 2007: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today, 24 June, the liturgy invites us to celebrate the Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist, … Continue reading

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Catholics in the United States Can Kneel Now!

from: http://www.ccwatershed.org/blog  by Jeff Ostrowski ID EVERYBODY EXCEPT ME ALREADY KNOW THIS?  It seems that Catholics in the United States are now completely free to kneel for the reception of Holy Communion. Any restrictions that existed before 2011 seem to have been removed, according to the United States … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI

28th February 2013 – Holy Angels Church, Hales Barnes I am sure most of us can remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that Pope Benedict was to resign. The sadness we feel at his departing reminds … Continue reading

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