Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

ADVENTCAzT 2018 05: The priest, John the Baptist, points toward Jesus

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. Here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for Thursday of the 1st Week of Advent. … Continue reading

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What the H is up with that? Does this have bearing on The Present Crisis?

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ASK FATHER: If in letters Benedict XVI imparts still the Apostolic Blessing…

Debates about the true status of Benedict XVI could root the stuff of novels. There are those who say that Benedict XVI is still really Pope.  There are different reasons given.  One is that his abdication was under duress and … Continue reading

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07/07/07 – Summorum Pontificum 11 years on – WORK HARDER!

Today is the 11th anniversary of the release of the text of the “Emancipation Proclamation”, Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI’s great gift to the whole Church.  It went into effect on 14 Sept 2007. I’ve called this important Motu Proprio a key … Continue reading

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19 April 2005: Benedict XVI elected

Today, 19 April, is the 13th anniversary of the election of Benedict XVI. I’ll bet you remember where you were. How time flies. I was with FoxNews at the time.  Here’s the coverage…

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UPDATE: Even more comes about The Letter™: additional missing text

UPDATE 18 March: Here is an interesting tweet from expert canonist Ed Peters. 1983 CIC 1391. The following can be punished with a just penalty according to the gravity of the delict: … n. 1. A person who … changes … Continue reading

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UPDATES – More of and about The Letter™ of Benedict XVI on the booklets

Because I have about 60 emails having to do with this, and since I’ve already made a few comments about this odd story elsewhere, here is a follow up, for the sake of completeness. Sandro Magister posted the full text … Continue reading

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28 February 2013

Five years ago today we watched the helicopter take off.  Posts HERE Say a pray for Benedict XVI.  He gave inestimable gifts to the Church in his too short pontificate.

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CHRISTMASCAzT 2017 28: “He does not even wait for us to love” – UPDATED

Here is CHRISTMASCAzT 28, for Saturday in the Octave of Christmas. Fulton Sheen talks about being loved by God while Benedict explains our great procession towards Christ in the persons of the Magi. One bit of music today is from … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI penned a letter for Card. Müller’s 70th birthday.

Pope Benedict has written a longish letter to Card. Müller, once Prefect of the CDF and now… Card. Müller, on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The German text is HERE. The letter was written for a “Festschrift”, a commemorative … Continue reading

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NEWS FLASH! Pope gives public answer about Communion for the divorced and remarried

In 2012, five whole years ago and a few months, Benedict XVI answered a public question about the divorced and remarried. The occasion is a meeting in Milan and the 7th World Meeting Of Families. TEXT HERE 5 THE ARAUJO … Continue reading

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Ideas for your ADVENT season of preparation

Advent starts in a few days, on 3 December. You might consider reading (or reading again) Benedict XVI’s third volume of Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives.  It is shorter than the other two volumes, and there are riches within. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Pope Benedict

Your Holiness, thank you for Summorum Pontificum. Since the late 80’s I had the pleasure of speaking with you about these matters, and I think I know your mind on them and motives. You gave us a great and timely gift. Today, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is the TLM / Usus Antiquior dead? Forever stuck in 1962?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In thinking about Benedict XVI’s teaching on the liturgy it wondered me if the TLM/Usus antiquior is a dead liturgy per se? If liturgy ought to grow (be reformed?) *organically* (as opposed to post-Vatican II “reform”), is the Tridentine … Continue reading

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New Book of Benedict XVI’s collected sermons on the priesthood

This has gone immediately on my wishlists. It seems to be slated for publication on 1 August. Some of his books include an appendices of sermons. It will be great to have them in one volume. Get copies as gifts … Continue reading

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