Category Archives: Benedict XVI

Card. Sarah’s words to priests and bishops about “turning toward the Lord”

Card. Sarah’s appeal to priests and bishops on 5 July in London: […] I want to make an appeal to all priests. You may have read my article in L’Osservatore Romano one year ago (12 June 2015) or my interview … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 31 Comments

Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader… I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE I first notice it at 31:32. Okay… let’s have a look. … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Pope Francis | Tagged | 14 Comments

Benedict XVI’s address for his 65th anniversay, Francis’ response

Benedict XVI, cent’anni, doesn’t appear in public very often.  He just gave his first public address since his resignation in the Sala Clementina (alas, not from the central, raised chair). Benedict appeared on the occasion of his 65th anniversary of ordination to … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI | Tagged , | 19 Comments

Benedict XVI says he never told anyone the publication of the Third Secret of Fatima was incomplete

There has been a bit of a dust up in the last days about the Third Secret of Fatima.  Was the whole of the Third Secret truly released?  Some say that it wasn’t. One blog recently posted some claims about … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, The Drill | Tagged , | 80 Comments

Reason #74 for Summorum Pontificum

This was sent by a priest friend. “OUCH!” doesn’t quite capture my reaction. Let me preface your viewing by saying that the older, traditional form of the Roman Rite is not susceptible to this sort of madness. BTW… the real … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Both Lungs, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Pope of Christian Unity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , | 45 Comments

16 April: Pope Benedict XVI’s 89th Birthday!

Today, 16 April, is Pope Benedict XVI’s 89th birthday! I read Holy Mass for his intention this morning.  Please remember to pray for Benedict today, perhaps at Mass and certainly with the Most Holy Rosary. I will say Holy Mass for … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI | 13 Comments

Pope Francis’ “accompaniment” language is not new. Pope Benedict XVI, in fact…

The way that some gush over the new insights in Amoris laetitia, you would think that a Pope had finally discovered that there are people out there, with … lives, and everything!  However, it could be that there is less innovation than … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Reading Francis Through Benedict, Synod | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Sam Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address 10 years after

Run, don’t walk, to read Sam Gregg’s latest at Catholic World Report. Gregg writes about Benedict XVI’s amazing Regensburg Address, 10 years later. He also examines the implications/results of the loss of reason across various sectors of the West. Teachers: … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Synod, The Coming Storm, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

SSPX Bp. Fellay on Francis and “peripheries”

Sandro Magister has a long piece (in Italian) about the remarks made recently by SSPX Bishop and Superior Bernard Fellay.  HERE  The SSPX website has posted a video interview with Fellay, arranged according to some bullet point questions.  HERE One … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Pope Francis, SSPX | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

LENTCAzT 46 – Holy Saturday: the activity of bees

It is Holy Saturday in the Sacred Triduum. We are dead with Christ in the tomb awaiting the spark in the darkness. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season. … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, LENTCAzT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

LENTCAzT 43 – Holy Thursday: Animarum zelus

It is Holy Thursday in the Sacred Triduum. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/44_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who help … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, LENTCAzT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

New interview with Benedict XVI in Avvenire

I just noticed the news at LifeSite that Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI gave an interview to Avvenire, which is the daily of the Italian Bishops Conference. Yes, they have their own newspaper. The interview is refreshing. At this point I … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

BELATED: 3rd Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis

One of you readers – only one – seemed perplexed that I mentioned the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation and the 3rd anniversary of the actual abdication of the papacy, but I didn’t write about the 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Events, Lighter fare, Pope Francis | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments

LENTCAzT 34 – Monday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide: Attaining the heights

It is Monday in the 5th Week of Lent, Passiontide. We are getting close. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/34_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, LENTCAzT, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, PODCAzT | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Tablet of @BrooklynDiocese on Benedict XVI’s legacy: a glaring omission

At the website of the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn there is an editorial dated 2 March about the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.  HERE While the editorial is positive and has some good points there is a … Continue reading

Posted in Benedict XVI, Our Catholic Identity, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , | 2 Comments