Tag Archives: Pope Benedict

How it happened that Archbishop Gänswein called me on the phone

Father Georg Gänswein escorts Barrack Obama to meet Bergoglio, March 27, 2014 A. D. By Br. Alexis Bugnolo at From Rome: The world has seen two of the most outrageous usurpations of office in the history of humanity, and in … Continue reading

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+Schneider: ‘One might say that the intervention of Cardinal Sarah has provoked the anger of hell.’

ROME, January 14, 2019, LifeSiteNews: Bishop Athanasius Schneider is speaking out in strong support of Cardinal Robert Sarah for his new book with Benedict XVI defending priestly celibacy, calling his actions “heroic.” News of the forthcoming volume, titled “From the … Continue reading

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New video documentary about Benedict XVI from German TV

Hat tip to Father Z for alerting us to this: At National Catholic Register the intrepid Ed Pentin has posted that there is a 30 minute video documentary in German about Pope Benedict XVI’s life in the Vatican Gardens.  It … Continue reading

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The TLM and Catechesis

      By Dr Joseph Shaw at Rorate Caeli: The Editor of the online journal First Things, has taken to attending the Traditional Latin Mass. In the final part of a long editorial, he explains what he sees as the … Continue reading

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Recalling Cardinal Biffi’s Sermon about the Antichrist being an Ecologist

Pope’s Retreat Preacher Speaks on Antichrist as a “pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist” VATICAN CITY, March 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Papal watchers are wondering what message Pope Benedict XVI was giving when he selected retired Bologna archbishop Cardinal Giacomo Biffi to … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI: Listen to Jesus and then follow him without losing heart when faced by difficulties

It seems fitting on this solemnity of All Saints to recall Pope Benedict’s invitation “to be witnesses of Christ in this epoch of ours”: Dear Brothers and Sisters, Our Eucharistic celebration began with the exhortation: “Let us all rejoice in … Continue reading

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Cardinal Danneels admits being part of clerical ‘Mafia’ that plotted Francis’ election

From LifeSiteNews: The authorized biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels, out next week, is even more of a bombshell than expected. Not only do the two authors, Jürgen Mettepenningen and Karim Schelkens, reveal that the Cardinal was a regular member of … Continue reading

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Opinion piece: The Dubia Were Answered

Elizabeth A. Mitchell at The Catholic Thing: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Perhaps it was because Notre-Dame de Paris was burning. Perhaps it was because the best place to hide something from view is in plain sight.  Or perhaps it was because … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s secretary: He who works to ‘invent new Church…abuses his spiritual authority’

May 1, 2019 By Maike Hickson at LifeSiteNews: Archbishop Georg Gänswein, personal secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Prefect of the Papal Household, ordained four new priests at the Stift Heiligenkreuz monastery in Austria. In his homily, he spoke … Continue reading

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Bishop of Shrewsbury’s Pastoral Letter Marking End of Year of Faith

November 22, 2013 (Zenit.org)  As the Year of Faith draws to a close, an English bishop has encouraged his flock not to be discouraged by the antagonism they face when bearing witness to Christ in society. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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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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Bishop Mark Davies: God, not Parliament, is the author of marriage

Homily given by Bishop Davies at the Diocesan Celebration of Marriage at  Saint Wilfred’s Church in Northwich, Cheshire on 11th February 2012 Today we have come together as a Diocese to celebrate marriage with many couples who have travelled here to … 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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Pope’s ‘reform of the reform’ in liturgy to continue

Cardinal Koch (CNS/Paul Haring) By John Thavis Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI’s easing of restrictions on use of the 1962 Roman Missal, known as the Tridentine rite, is just the first step in a “reform … Continue reading

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Kicking away the ladder

Shortly after I was born, an educationalist noticed that adults read in a peculiar way: we don’t actually read the letters in a word, or look at the word’s phonetic value, instead most adults look at a word, see its … Continue reading

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