Pope Benedict

Some of my favorite pictures of Benedict XVI

February 11, 2013

Some of my favorite pictures of Cardinal Ratzinger right before he became Pope :-)

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Excellent Summary and Explanation of the Pope’s New Book on The Infancy Narratives of Jesus

December 27, 2012

Not only a good summary of “The Infancy Narratives of Jesus of Nazareth” but also of the Pope’s thought in general. A short, crisp enjoyable read – especially over Christmas. Click here for the article in Catholic World Report.

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The Butler Did It, but Should the Pope Pardon

November 13, 2012

New post on In the Light of the Law by Dr. Ed Peters Some thoughts on a possible papal pardon for Paolo Gabriele by Dr. Edward Peters The ink was hardly dry on Paolo Gabriele’s conviction last month for stealing hundreds of confidential documents out of Pope Benedict XVI’s personal quarters when there was open [...]

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Pope Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of Faith

October 9, 2012

Apostolic Penitentiary Issues Decree on Occasion of the Year of Faith VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2012 (Zenit.org) By Junno Arocho. In a decree signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Penitentiary Major and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Holy Father has granted the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the occasion of the [...]

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Pope Restores Old Practice: Admonishing Sinners an Act of Mercy

March 13, 2012

Some call it judging or meddling, others say, “mind your own business” but the Pope calls it mercy. In a recent message for Lent the Holy Father said, “The Church’s tradition has included ‘admonishing sinners’ among the spiritual works of mercy. It is important to recover this dimension of Christian charity. We must not remain [...]

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Pope Benedict Restored Tradition of Proclaiming Birth of Christ Chanting the “Kalenda”

December 26, 2011

VATICAN CITY, DEC. 25, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI has restored the tradition of proclaiming the birth of Christ with the chanting of the “Kalenda.” The chant culminated the prayer vigil in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Eve, which was accompanied by the unveiling of the life-size Nativity Scene. THE PROCLAMATION OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST [...]

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Pray for the Pope – Update on his Age and Health

December 17, 2011

I just read a good article on the health of our aging Pope and the grueling schedule he keeps. (Link below) He is now 84 years old and does more than most younger men could bear. Fr. Fessio, one-time student of Joseph Ratzinger and his publisher is quoted in this article. I remember jumping up [...]

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Pope Calls for “Central World Bank”?

October 25, 2011

Read the full article HERE to see why the Vatican has not done what the media is trying to tell us it did. The media loves to twist the Vatican’s words to suit their own purposes and to be sensational. First, the matter came from a Vatican congregation – not the Pope. Second, there was [...]

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Day 7; What an Exciting Day!

May 4, 2011

This was a moving and intense day. No one got through the day untouched! There will be three parts. Here is Part I. Part I: Audience with the Pope; Blessed John Paul II Museum (and tears). Part II: The Main Churches in Rome — St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major & St. Paul Outside the [...]

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Pope Benedict on Pilgrimage

April 2, 2011

“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. “To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion [...]

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What About the Pope’s Comments on the Jews and the Death of Christ

March 3, 2011

I was asked: I would like to ask you to please comment on the Popes recent statement that there is no scriptural basis that the Jews killed Jesus. http://www.examiner.com/jesus-christ-in-national/jesus-christ-not-killed-by-jews-says-pope-benedict-xvi My answer: It is not time to comment yet. Experience tells that when we read a media review of the Pope’s words it is usually twisted [...]

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Official Blessed! John Paul the Great!

January 18, 2011

It’s official: Blessed John Paul II, Pope Benedict to declare predecessor Blessed Pope Benedict XVI approved the miraculous healing of a French nun on Friday, paving the way for his predecessor to be officially declared Blessed, the final stage on the road to sainthood. The beatification will take place at the Vatican on May 1. [...]

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Pope Benedict on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

December 28, 2010

“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history. “To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion [...]

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For Anyone Who Thinks the Vatican is Without Courage…

December 18, 2010

… read this letter sent to China! I had to applaud when I read it. Bravo Pope Benedict! Bravo Universal Catholic Church! Bravo to the faithful and suffering Catholics under oppression is godless China! http://www.zenit.org/article-31268?l=english

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The Pope, the Word of God & The Holy Land

December 8, 2010

I love taking pilgrims to the Holy Land. My certification card for teaching at the holy sites was just renewed and on the way in the mail. I will be leading six groups of pilgrims to the Holy Land in 2011. I can confirm what the Pope recently said about the land of Israel: The [...]

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Liz Lev on Benedict’s “Light of the World” and Condoms

December 3, 2010

In the recent edition of Zenit.org, my good friend in Rome, Liz Lev, wrote an astute review of Pope Benedict’s interview in the new book Light of the World. She hits the nail on the head — as usual! ROME, DEC. 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- I’d like to thank the New York Times and other secular [...]

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