Tag Archives: Pope Benedict

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 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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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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Three Excerpts from Pope’s New Book “Jesus of Nazareth” II

(Source: Ignatius Press, the book can also be ordered online at Ignatius Press.com) The mystery of the betrayer The account of the washing of the feet presents us with two different human responses to this gift, exemplified by Judas and … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict recommends the Youth Catechism

YOUCAT, an abbreviation for the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church,  is a 300-page volume, written for high-school age people and young adults and designed to teach them the ABC’s of Catholicism using a language tailored to their generation, as … Continue reading

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Christianophobia, and beyond: Father Samir on Europe and Islam in the wake of attacks against Copts in Alexandria

by Samir Khalil Samir The attack against the Church of Saints in Alexandria, Egypt, on December 31 last, shows in an increasing harsh light the growth of Christianophobia in the Islamic world (and beyond). It is important to denounce this … Continue reading

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Light of the World: Excerpts from the Interview Book with Pope Benedict

The Facebook pages for this book (the English translation is being published by Ignatius Publishing House) provides excerpts from Peter Seewald’s Interview book with Pope Benedict, which, due to the breach of the publishing embargo by L’Osservatore Romano, has been … Continue reading

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Did Pope recommend the Condom? – A dossier of Catholic Voices

1) Father Lombardi’s Clarification: the Pope does not reform or change Church teaching, but reaffirms it, placing it in the perspective of the value and dignity of human sexuality as an expression of love and responsibility.

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Ecumenism is not compromise, says the Holy Father

In a November 18 address to members of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, Pope Benedict XVI underlined the importance of ecumenical work, yet cautioned that ecumenism cannot be seen as a political effort. The Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, … Continue reading

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Cute Photo: Pope and Teddy

From our cyberspace friend Augustinian Canon Herr Alipius we get this photo: Look carefully at the paper he is 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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List of New Consultors for the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments.

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 5, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI appointed 14 new consultors for the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments. A Vatican communiqué announced Wednesday the appointment of the following consultors: — Monsignor Jose Aparecido Goncalves de Almeida, undersecretary … Continue reading

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