Category Archives: Benedict XVI

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

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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.

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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

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LENTCAzT 26 – 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare: Two wings of prayer

It is the 4th Sunday of Lent – Laetare. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/26_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who … Continue reading

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Three years ago… Sede Vacante

Three years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated. My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE. For your interest and edification, Benedict’s Last Official Speech.

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LENTCAzT 14 – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent: Benedict XVI’s Final Angelus

It is Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt16/14_lentcazt16.mp3 I provide these podcasts again this year in gratitude to benefactors who … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 07 – Tuesday of 1st Week of Lent: Looking evil in the face

It is Tuesday in the 1st Week of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent.

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11 February 2013: Benedict XVI announced abdication

On this dark day in 2013, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was to resign his office at Bishop of Rome.  He would step down on 28 February. He announced to a hastily assembled consistory of Cardinals and others: Dear Brothers, … Continue reading

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Of Protestantization, Flops and the Management of Expectations

Everyone should rush to read what Andrea Gagliarducci contributed in his latest Monday Vatican offering. HERE  Using as a springboard a new book in Italian on Luther by Angela Pellicciari, (not in English yet – Amazon USA HERE UK HERE – … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Athens, OH – The TLM returns!

Brick by Brick in Athens, Ohio, is what I glean from a story sent by a reader. From The Athens News. Let’s have a look with some of my patented emphases and comments: An ancient and beautiful liturgy returns to … Continue reading

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