Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

LENTCAzT 2018 12 – 2nd Sunday of Lent: Saved in hope

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Maria in Domnica. 
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LENTCAzT 2018 08 – Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent: Never ending combat

Today is Wednesday in the 1st Week of Lent.   The Roman Station is Santa Maria Maggiore. 
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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.

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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.
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ADVENTCAzT 2017 19: Millions of favors are hanging from heaven on silken cords

Here is ADVENTCAzT 19, for Thursday in the 3rd Week of Advent.
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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

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ADVENTCAzT 2017 01: The angel departs. Her mission remains.

This year I once again 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 01, for the 1st Sunday of Advent.
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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.
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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.
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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 mass now … Continue reading

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