Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI empowered a movement that will bring beauty back to the sanctuary and to the whole world.

I saw this in The Week.  My emphases and comments: In defense of Pope Benedict and the Latin Mass Twelve summers ago I entered a dusty little church in a Polish neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., that Poles had abandoned long … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Juventutem Thanks Benedict XVI for Summorum Pontificum

Here is a nice video “thank you” note from Juventutem to priests, lay people, Pope Benedict and Pope Francis for Summorum Pontificum. On Monday 7 July we will have come to the 7th Anniversary of the release of the text. … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 59: Leo the Great on Pentecost fasting; Benedict XVI’s Pentecost sermon

Here is an OLDIE PODCAzT from 2008 ___ Today is Thursday in the Octave of Pentecost, or at least it ought to be in in the Novus Ordo as it is in the older, Traditional Roman Calendar. This is the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the airplane: The Synod, the family, Communion for the divorced and remarried

You may have heard that Pope Francis visited the Holy Land.  On the flight back to Italy, His Holiness held another presser. At this point many of you might be cringing as the thought “What could possible go wrong?” flashes … Continue reading

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A Pope in hell? The curious case of St. Pope Peter Celestine V

Today is the feast of St. Peter Celestine, Pope Celestine V, who famously resigned the papacy. One of the fascinating people in our Catholic family history. Pietro da Morrone, born c. 1215, in the Molise area of central Italy, came … Continue reading

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An anniversary

Today is the anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI, in 2005.

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AUDIO PODCAzT: Via Crucis by Joseph Ratzinger

Here is another of my recording of the Stations of the Cross, this time by Joseph Ratzinger in 2005 for Good Friday just before the death of St John Paul II and his own election to the See of Peter. … Continue reading

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Happy 87th Birthday, Benedict XVI!

Please, during the day today, say prayers for His Holiness Benedict XVI, who turns 87 today. Thank you, Your Holiness, for all that you did for us and Christ’s Church.

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AUDIO Stations of the Cross: Benedict XVI, Bl. John Henry Newman, St. Alphonsus Liguori

Over the years I have made several audio versions of the Stations of the Cross. For your convenience, here they are.

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Update on The Tablet Sourpusses, the Gänswein Interview

Over HERE I wrote about the sour reaction of the assistant editrix of The Pill (aka The Tablet, aka RU-486) to the interview given by Archbp. Georg Gänswein gave to German TV in which he spoke, inter alia, about Francis asking Benedict … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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