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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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24 New Cardinals to be appointed on 20th. Nov.: Names announced in today’s General Audience

I. From the Roman Curia 1. Mons. Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; 2. Mons. Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”; 3. Mons. Francesco Monterisi, Archpriest of the Basilica Papale di … Continue reading

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The Real Meaning of the Papal Visit

Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK is grossly misunderstood. His real purpose was to stir things up, to till the soil, like a tractor pulling a plough. It is only when the close packed and drenched soil is disturbed thus … Continue reading

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Special Report on Cofton Park from a dear spiritual ‘sister’ who was there

(Our reader Jane Mossendew Fulthorpe sent us this post which is in parallel published on her own blog Thoughts from an Oasis in French Catholicism, thanks Jane for sharing it with us.) By Jane Mossendew Fulthorpe This post was first … Continue reading

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Before and After the Papal Visit: A Balance

As Damian Thompson and Ed West of the Daily Telegraph already noted, the Protest the Pope Action has achieved almost nothing. And now the media speak generally about the success of the Papal Visit. It is interesting to see how … Continue reading

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‘Cor ad cor loquitur’ – A Contemplation on the Papal Visit

Fr. Edmund Power OSB has written this deeply insightful article about Pope Benedict XVI’s coming visit to Great Britain under Cardinal Newman’s own motto, “cor ad cor loquitur” meaning “heart speaks to heart”…… and to us too. The relationship of … Continue reading

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Why Do they attack Pope Benedict?

ROME, September 3, 2010 Andrea Tornielli,  the Vatican correspondent for “Il Giornale,”and Paolo Rodari , reporter for “Il Foglio”, have jointly written  a book called “Attacco a Ratzinger” (The Attack on Ratzinger), which is published by Piemme. Sandro Magister – the reporter for … Continue reading

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On St. Hildegard: Cloistered Nun and Mystic

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, SEPT. 1, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience in Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, In 1988, on the occasion of the Marian … Continue reading

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