Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

Happy Name Day, Holy Father!

Today is the name day of His Holiness, Benedict XVI, born Joseph Ratzinger.
In your kindness, say a prayer or two for him today.

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Francis is shaping the role of Pope Emeritus

There is a 14 March ZDF video interview in German with Archbp. Georg Gänswein, the Prefect of the Pontifical Household and, simultaneously, particular secretary of Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus.
The interview reinforces my view that Pope Francis wants Benedict XVI to be … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 13: Monday 2nd Week of Lent

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Today is Monday in the 2nd Week of Lent.
GO TO CONFESSION!

With this audio offering, I continue a series of daily podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ new interview: his answer about Benedict XVI and Popes Emeriti

His Holiness Pope Francis gave a substantial interview which is published simultaneously in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera and an Argentinian source.  I read it in Italian.
The interview makes it clear that there were more than one recording devices used. … Continue reading

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1 year ago today: Benedict XVI’s pontificate ended

It has already been a year.  What a roller coaster.
What I posted last year, as Benedict resigned.  HERE

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Benedict XVI thinks your idea is “simply absurd”

Some people are suggesting that Benedict XVI’s resignation wasn’t legal and that he is still Pope.  I wrote about that HERE.
From CNA:
Benedict XVI affirms validity of his resignation
Vatican City, Feb 26, 2014 / 03:47 am (CNA).- Today the Italian newspaper … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI public appearance, attends Consistory. Dress rehearsal for April.

His Holiness Benedict XVI made a public appearance during the consistory this morning, Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, when Francis gave the news Cardinals their new stuff.
This is clearly the “dress rehearsal” for the canonization of John Paul … Continue reading

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SOCCI: Did Pope Benedict really resign? Was it valid? Reeeeeally?

Italian journalist Antonio Socci has opined HERE that perhaps Benedict XVI’s resignation was not canonically valid.
Kindly put, this is a stretch and a half.
Let’s see what he has to say.
The first part of his piece is mostly about how he, … Continue reading

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“Who am I to judge?”, thrown in your face? Fr. Z says, “Don’t let them get away with it!”

Mention the Pope’s interview “on the airplane” and we all know immediately what phrase is going to pop up.  The rafters are still rattling.
“Who am I to judge?”
What did the Pope really say? (Italian HERE)
Remember the context: he was asked … Continue reading

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One Year Ago

One year ago today, Pope Benedict announced his resignation.
It has been a crazy ride ever since!
Remember what happened later that day?
The photo from Agence France-Presse:

The Holy Father: ipsissimis verbis…

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