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
Benedict’s birthday falls on Easter Sunday this year.
A “modest” 90th birthday party is being planned for Benedict XVI, who stunned the Catholic Church by resigning as pope in 2013.
His 90th birthday may not be for a few days yet, but former pope Benedict XVI got an early present on Thursday: a visit from his Argentine successor, Pope Francis. The two men met at Benedict's home in the grounds of the Vatican so Francis could be the first to wish him many happy returns. Show More Summary
'It’s not possible that Benedict doesn’t notice now and again these contrasting positions' over the document.
Many conservatives in America and around the world are at odds with Pope Francis’ Leftist politics. It appears his predecessor,... The post EXPLOSIVE REPORT From The Vatican: Pope Francis And Benedict “Never Talk To One Another” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Pope Francis will visit Egypt in late April, reflecting improved Vatican-Muslim dialogue after years of tension that developed during the previous papacy of Benedict XVI.
'I am certain that the truth will emerge one day,' he says.
Four years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, or abdication — debate swirled around the question of what the appropriate English word was. “Renuntiare” was the Latin verb in his announcement, which he read aloudShow More Summary
Well, we didn’t see this coming. Ever since Pope Benedict’s surprise resignation in 2013 and the subsequent election of Pope Francis, the two pontiffs have maintained a respectful and peaceful co-existence. On the few occasions that they have appeared together in public, Francis and Benedict have displayed what observers can only describe as affectionate friendship. There [...]
The Vatican's flagship chorus got a bad reputation during the late 20th century (you may have heard its wobbly yelling on TV when a pope died), but Pope Benedict hired a new director to raise standards, and there's been real progress. The choir's only English member tells what it's like to have a job today […]
Rex Features via AP Images) F or years, the solemn benediction given by the Pontiff of the Catholic Church to the City of Rome and the world on Christmas Day has been urbi et orbi, a blessing that conveys nothing less serious than the full absolution of his flock’s sins. Show More Summary
CatholicVote is in the persuasion business. That’s what politics is all about. But Pope Benedict said something we try to keep in mind: The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely, the saints the Church has produced and the art which has grown in her womb.”-Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict [...]
Last Testament: In His Own Words by Pope Benedict XVII actually preordered this by accident or I'd never have read it. As it turns out, I'm glad I did. Journalist Peter Seewald continues the interview format that he used for his previous books with Pope Benedict XVI. Show More Summary