Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

MASS CONFUSION: Some Considerations on the Feared Modification of Summorum Pontificum

Editor’s Note: What follows is not just a series of considerations on the upcoming “reforms” of Summorum Pontificum. Rather it is a kind of Rosetta Stone that can help new recruits to Tradition crack the code long used by Modernists … Continue reading

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What can we offer the world? ‘Not much’ according to Mr. Lewis

Posted on June 9, 2021 by Steven O’Reilly on ‘Roma Locuta Est’ Mike Lewis over at Where Peter Is has offered his ruminations on the state and future of evangelization. The lengthy essay (4,600 words plus) ponders “What can we offer the world?”  The question … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis Planning to Restrict Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Letter “Summorum Pontificum”?

It is ongoing news: strange plans are getting underway in the Vatican under Pope Francis’ orders that are not going to favour the spread or even the celebration of the Mass of the Ages. These plans are not taking into … Continue reading

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Ex-pope Benedict chides ‘fanatical’ Catholics who reject his resignation

CP&S comment. Well, well, this news comes as a surprise right now! And also something of a disappointment. However frail Benedict XVI might be, he cannot be blind to the horrors we been have subjected to under Francis since he … Continue reading

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Lent, St Padre Pio, and Spiritual Combat with the Devil

“We must prepare for temptation if we want to approach God.” (St. Padre Pio) Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical on Lent in which he said: “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI Warned Us Years Ago of Dangers Ahead

Several times during his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI sounded the alarm about the direction society was taking, and told us what we must do in response. By Joseph Pronechen on the National Catholic Register Like the seers and prophets of old, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER Z: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader at Fr Z’s Blog … QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the … Continue reading

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Antonio Socci: Benedict XVI Warns of a New Totalitarianism

by Antonio Socci on 1Peter5 : (First published at Libero, 15 November 2020) Last May there was controversy over the anticipation of some statements made by Benedict XVI to Peter Seewald published in his biography that was about to be published … Continue reading

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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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