Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

Wherein Fr. Z rants: Our worship, therefore our identity, needs orthotics.

I receive this from a reader…  I thought you might be interested in this; it at least is new to me. In Waterbury, Connecticut this morning, I came across this version of “Now Thank We All Our God” in WLP’s … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI commented again on turning toward the ‘East’ for liturgical worship

In the recent number of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a blurb which informs us that Benedict XVI contributed some text for a book on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the election of … Continue reading

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NORTH KOREA: Christians ‘Hung On A Cross Over Fire’, Steamrollered And Crushed To Death

Pope Benedict XVI’s 1st Message for the World Day for Peace in 2006, HERE, had some remarkable content. Unlike many of these messages for various and sundry Days that litter the calendar, this one is worth reading. In this Message, … Continue reading

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“No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings…”

A reading from the first apology of Justin Martyr in defense of the Christians, c. 100-165 No one may share in the Eucharist except those who believe in the truth of our teachings and have been washed in the bath … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: last Pope of old era or first of the next?

I’m reading the Italian edition of Pope Benedict’s book-long interview with German journalist Peter Seewald.  I’m jumping around a bit and I ran across an interesting section.  Here is my on the fly translation from the Italian (not from the … Continue reading

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Would the young Joseph Ratzinger – or I – have had the same reaction if….

As I often write, we are our rites. In the new interview book with Peter Seewald, Benedict XVI was asked how the son of a Bavarian policeman became a priest. I have a measure of sympathy with Benedict’s answer. I, too, … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address: 10 years later

Has it been 10 years already?   Job 7:6!  John Allen at Crux reminded me of the anniversary. Ten years ago Benedict XVI delivered his famous Regensburg Address which sparked huge controversy over his inclusion of the example of Islam … Continue reading

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Benedict explains more about why he abdicated

From Crux we find some information from Pope Benedict about why he abdicated.  On 30 August in Italy, an Italian biography of Benedict will be release.  He did an interview head of this biography release.  However, his book/interview will be released … Continue reading

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Pre-Order Pope Benedict’s new book – Last Testament: in his own words

I, for one, want to know what he has to say. PRE-ORDER NOW! US Hardcover – HERE – Release 15 November 2016 $24.00 UK Hardcover – HERE – Release 15 November 2016 £16.99 US Paperback – HERE – Release 1 November 2016 – NB: by A & C … Continue reading

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More deception in the war on Card. Sarah

Speaking at a liturgy conference in London, Card. Sarah, clearly not acting in his role as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a personal appeal to priests to say Mass ad orientem and the world is coming down on his head. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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