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BOOKS RECEIVED: Antonio Socci on why Benedict is still Pope and Sam Gregg on the Struggle for Western Civilization

Books are coming in like hail.  Many on a similar theme. Here’s what I’ve been up to today, resulting in the melting of my brain. Today I read through The Secret of Benedict XVI: Is He Still the Pope? by … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s recent essay is a subtle correction of Amoris laetitia ch. 8

At Crisis find analysis by Richard A. Spinello of Benedict XVI’s recent explanation for The Present Crisis. The writer says that Benedict has, between the lines, criticized Amoris laetitia. I also, a couple says back, saw a piece arguing that … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the Paschal Candle

From Benedict XVI’s Vigil Mass sermon in 2012… the last he celebrated in St. Peter’s: Dear friends, as I conclude, I would like to add one more thought about light and illumination. On Easter night, the night of the new … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Benedict XVI! Ad multos vivas faustissimos annos

Today Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger, turns 92. Thank you for the gift of Summorum Pontificum. Ad multos vivas faustissimos felicissimosque annos!

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More thoughts on Benedict XVI’s 6000K word essay on The Present Crisis

I wrote a rapid reaction to Benedict XVI’s piece HERE. Here are some fuller, additional thoughts. Ratzinger/Benedict writes from a unique perspective of age and the experience of key positions in the Church from post-WWII directly through to the present.  … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: Make The Church Credible Again!

From Benedict XVI’s latest essay: The extent and gravity of the reported incidents has deeply distressed both priests as well as laity, and has driven more than a few to call into question the very Faith of the Church. It … Continue reading

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Initial reaction to Benedict XVI’s latest essay: a cri de coeur

Benedict XVI has released a three part essay address, firstly, it seems, to the clergy of Germany. It is a scolding. However, it is also clearly for the whole watching world. The MSM will be excited about the title: The … Continue reading

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Quo Rev.dus Zed Rev.do Ioanni Hunwicke gratias persolvit

Apud paginas Rev.di Ioannis Hunwicke [HOC], et verba exarata erga me clementia benedicentiaque nuper repperi et magno spe gravido nuntio perfruitus sum.  Exempli et animi gratia: Res mira! Hodie ridentem inveni magnum et carum pontificem! Quem saepe lugentem, miserum inveneram, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2019 – 05 1st Sunday of Lent: The heart of all temptations – FIXED!

UPDATED: There was a link problem.  It’s fixed. These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude to benefactors who … Continue reading

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28 February 2013 – Benedict XVI…

6 years ago today… The Holy Father is leaving the Apostolic Palace to go to Castel Gandolfo. Some images… Our final view of Pope Benedict XVI as Roman Pontiff. UPDATE:  The doors are closed.    

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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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