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Pope Emeritus Benedict praises fired Vatican doctrinal chief, says he “defended the clear traditions of the faith”

Benedict’s praise of Müller of comes in the wake of Pope Francis’ angry Christmas message to the Roman curia, in which he complains bitterly of prelates whom he has dismissed such as Müller.

Pope Emeritus Benedict praises Vatican doctrinal chief dismissed by Pope Francis

Pope Emeritus Benedict is praising the Vatican’s recently-dismissed doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, saying of him that he “defended the clear traditions of the faith”

Bombshell: Book claims Pope Francis expected Benedict’s abdication

A new book making waves in Italy suggests that Pope Francis was jubilant at the resignation of Pope Benedict.

Feminist leader of topless protest group honored for ‘tireless commitment to secularism’ in France

Inna Shevchenko has led Femen demonstrations against the Catholic Church and Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope’s liturgy reforms risk taking Catholics ‘back to the 1970s’: liturgy expert

'This is one more element in a larger campaign to undo the reformatory work of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.'

Criticizing papal pronouncements is “necessary” when they “lack support,” says future Pope Benedict XVI

Said "an “ultimate binding decision” by the pope wouldn’t be valid if there was “no clear evidence from the sources” of Catholic doctrine."

Composer Arvo Pärt Wins Theology Prize From Vatican

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The 81-year-old Estonian, who is the world's most-performed living classical composer (and who is not himself Roman Catholic), is one of three recipients of this year's Ratzinger Prize, named for Pope Benedict XVI (né Joseph Ratzinger) and given to "people who answered to the challenge of fostering a deep dialogue among science, theology and philosophy."

Finally! Jonathan Pryce to Play Pope Francis in Netflix’s The Pope

5 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Sir Anthony Hopkins will co-star as Pope Benedict XVI The post Finally! Jonathan Pryce to Play Pope Francis in Netflix’s The Pope appeared first on

Cardinal Burke: Pope Benedict restored the ‘correct order and beauty’ to the liturgy

The 'most splendid contribution' of Pope Benedict XVI was in restoring the Sacred Liturgy.

Nearly 550 German Choir Boys Abused At Renowned Catholic School, Report Says

6 months agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

Hundreds Were Abused In Boys' Choir Directed By Pope Benedict's Brother: Report

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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] […]

Pope Benedict: A ‘capsizing’ church needs courageous bishops

Strong church leaders must resist 'the dictatorship of the spirit of the age.'  

‘Culture of Silence’ Abetted Abuse of at Least 547 German Choir Boys, Inquiry Finds

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Pope Benedict XVI Says That The Church Is ‘On The Verge Of Capsizing’

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.

In Shock Warning, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Catholic Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’

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.

Cardinals on Opposite Sides of the Hudson Reflect Two Paths of Catholicism

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Pope Benedict’s Dramatic Telegram to a Dubia Cardinal (Original Translation + Commentary)

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 [...]

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