An independent probe alleges that over roughly half a century, at least 547 boys were abused during their time with Germany's famed Domspatzen choir, which was led by retired Pope Benedict's brother.
"At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says.... Among those singled out for criticism in the report was Georg Ratzinger, elder brother of retired Pope Benedict XVI... [who] […]
Strong church leaders must resist 'the dictatorship of the spirit of the age.'
The children suffered physical and sexual abuse at the music school whose famed Regensburg Cathedral boys choir was directed for decades by Pope Benedict XVI’s brother.
The previous head of the worldwide Catholic Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, was the first Pope in 600 years to retire from the office. Popes usually serve until their death.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI issued shock criticism of his successor Pope Francis, warning the Catholic Church is a boat “on the... The post In Shock Warning, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Catholic Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’ appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark tends toward the progressive spirit of Pope Francis; Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York hews toward Pope Benedict’s conservative views.
Cardinal Joachim Meisner’s funeral was celebrated today. Cardinal Meisner was one of the four Cardinals to submit a dubia to Pope Francis asking the pope to clarify several ambiguities raised by Amoris Laetitia. I will let Fidem in Terra blog set the scene for what happened: A message from Pope Francis was read out by [...]
Pope Benedict's incredible message at the funeral of dubia Cardinal Meisner
Here are some beautiful photos of a Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, celebrated in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, in thanksgiving for Pope Benedict’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum on recently passed tenth anniversary.
The Pope is preaching 'not the Gospel, only politics.'
In his encyclicals Deus caritas est and Caritas in veritate, Pope Benedict XVI discusses the relationship between two different aspects of love, which he refers to using the Greek terms agape and eros.Prior to reading these encyclicals, I had always thought of agape as the higher love in which the person makes a gift of himself to the other. Show More Summary
Peter Kwasniewski provides insights into the spread of the Old Mass in a new book.
I propose here to consider what Pope Benedict XVI meant, and what he achieved, by categorizing the traditional Roman Mass and the post-conciliar reform of it as two Forms of the same Rite, the one Extraordinary and the other Ordinary. Show More Summary
Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI frequently acknowledged that the Church is in a state of serious crisis. Not all is well, nor should we pretend that it is — even if this means abandoning the “new Pentecost” narrative of Vatican II that supplied meaning to the lives of countless gullible people. Show More Summary
I am convinced that the crisis in the Church that we are experiencing today is, to a large extent, due to the disintegration of the liturgy. –Pope Benedict XVI, Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977 In a recent Crisis column, Dr. L. Joseph Hebert wrote of the educational power and importance of Catholic liturgy in the context of Fr. Show More Summary
Yesterday, First Things posted a review of Cardinal Sarah’s new book “The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise”, by His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. It is of course well worth your time to read the whole piece, which is quite brief; here is an excerpt.“(Card. Show More Summary
The endorsement is poignant given the current Vatican's chilly reception to Cardinal Sarah's reform efforts.
We are very grateful indeed to Mrs Clare Short of DiClara Vestments for sharing with NLM this account of her recent meeting with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI; on this occasion, she presented him with a new set of vestments as a present for his 90th birthday, which he celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 16th. Show More Summary
The best job in the world right now is ex-pope. Case in point, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Far removed from Vatican scandals and intrigue, Benedict quietly enjoyed his 90th birthday on Monday, listening to traditional Bavarian musicShow More Summary