Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

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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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 … 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 … 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: … Continue reading

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