Category Archives: Benedict XVI

Connect the dots. The attack on the Vetus Ordo is also an attack on John Paul II, not just on Benedict.

I learned today that Francis appoint Jeffrey Sachs – who is seriously into population control (gosh! I wonder how they want to do that?!?) – to the Academy for Social Sciences. That, from the guy who issued the cruel Traditionis … Read More

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Newly Catholic, formerly Anglican bishop has some goals. Wherein Fr. Z offers thoughts.

I read at the National Catholic Register that the newly converted, former Anglican Bishop of Rochester, Michael Nazir-Ali, has a couple of goals for his new life as a Catholic, under the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus. Remember: Benedict XVI is the Pope of … Read More

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Francis appointed a “Special Delegate” to take complete control of the group “Memores Domini”. They take care of Benedict XVI. – UPDATED

UPDATE: And… the traditional Carmelites in Pennsylvania are being investigated with an “Apostolic Visitation”, 25-28 September.  The nuns have been served by a priest who was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate.  Remember them? The sisters are … Read More

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Benedict XVI breaks silence: intro to new volume in an anthology series – includes thoughts on “same-sex unions”

I recall a time when I was genuinely eager for the rumored release of papal documents.  They would come out and I would read them carefully looking for the good stuff. These days I don’t have that zeal and I … Read More

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The question of “two Popes” bothers a lot of people. Some thoughts.

Today, the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, is also the 70th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood. It seems a propitious a day to deal with questions that pepper my inbox.  Questions about Benedict’s resignation. The … Read More

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Benedict XVI’s 2012 sermon for Holy Thursday’s “Lord’s Supper” Mass – a theology of kneeling

The Pope’s sermon for Holy Mass evening “Supper” Mass in 2012.  HERE Within this sermon there is a tremendous reflection on the posture of kneeling. My emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters! Holy Thursday is not only the day … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – an example so perfect that it transforms us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More

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Of gauntlets, spaghetti wall art, and St. Robert Bellarmine

The other day I posted about Antonio Socci’s remarks at Libero about the Benedict XVI piece in Corriere della Sera. HERE  I also posted about a new book by Lamont and Pierantoni which is a provocative compendium about Francis.  HERE  I … Read More

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A different compendium

Yesterday, I posted about Socci’s views on who the true Pope may be.  HERE.  A couple days ago, I posted about the new highly critical Compendium about the odd teachings of Francis, HERE.  In that post, I said that, if … Read More

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Antonio Socci on the recent Corriere piece with and about Benedict XVI

Marco Tosatti has posted on his site an English translation of Antonio Socci’s latest, which was in Libero.  It’s all about the recent Benedict XVI “interview” posted by Corriere della Sera. Tosatti points out that Corriere turned non-news into the headline … Read More

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POLL: Who is Pope? – UPDATES

UPDATE 4 March 17:00 EST Some post-poll house-cleaning. First, I am going to reduce some of the screen shot, so this post isn’t so overloaded. Next, Ann Barnhardt had a wrap-up about the poll at here place. HERE She has … Read More

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An emeritus here, an emeritus there. Pretty soon you’re talking about a lot of popes.

From Newsmax: Francis gave an book length interview to an Argentinian journalist. He said, apparently, “I will be pope, either active or emeritus, and in Rome. I will not return to Argentina.” Francis is a high-risk candidate for COVID. Note … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does the SSPX “exercise legitimate ministries” or not?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I appreciate all of your hard work on the topic of the SSPX and just your whole candid approach to speaking clearly about topics that are otherwise ambiguous. I attend the SSPX frequently and have had … Read More

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14 September 2007 – 13th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

Today is the 13th anniversary of the implementation of Benedict XVI’s monumentally important Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  It went into force today, though it was released on 07/07/07.  This document is perhaps the most important gift from the too-short pontificate of Papa … Read More

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Wherein Fr Z responds to a question by Beans about the traditional rite of Confirmation

I have been informed by a reader that Massimo “Beans” Faggioli posted a tweet in which he thanked me for my prayers after his seriously rude attack on my person and against Bp. Hying.  HERE I couldn’t see his tweet … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Benedict XVI “frail” and sick with bacterial infection

UPDATE: Ed Pentin at the Register: Archbishop Ganswein: Pope Emeritus Benedict’s Ailment Is ‘Not Serious’ The latest news of Benedict’s condition came from his biographer, Peter Seewald, who visited the Pope Emeritus over the weekend. VATICAN CITY — The health … Read More

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7 July – Traditional Latin Mass – For: Benedict XVI – Votive: Defense of the Church – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Votive Mass for defense of the Church Prayers Added: Pro Papa (Emerito) After Mass: Prayer in time of pandemic INTENTION: … Read More

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ACTION ITEM: PRAYERS FOR THE RATZINGER BROTHERS!!

The brother of Benedict XVI, Georg Ratzinger, is very ill. Benedict XVI left Vatican City and went to Regensburg to be with his brother. They are very close. I remember many times in Rome seeing them walking together and greeting … Read More

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Benedict XVI on three purposes for Corpus Christi

In 1986 the English edition of Joseph Ratzinger’s Feast of Faith was published by Ignatius Press.  At the time, it was a bombshell of enormous importance.  It is still extremely helpful in understanding the state of the Church in the world … Read More

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Read More

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