Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Year of Faith opening & Vatican II anniversary

(Vatican Radio) On Thursday Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass marking the 50th anniversary of the Opening of the Second Vatican Council and launching the Year of Faith. Click for the full text of the Holy Father’s Homily. (l’Osservatore Romano) Pope’s … Continue reading

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Pope on Pilgrimage. Post-Synodal Promulgation. Protester Perishes.

Stories from Day One of Pope Benedict’s Apostolic Journey to Lebanon: Pope Press Conference on Flight to Beirut (Vatican Radio) Pope Arrives in Lebanon as a Friend of All the Inhabitants of the Middle East (VIS) Papal Speech at the … Continue reading

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Nine Ways of Prayer of St. Dominic

In yesterday’s General Audience the Holy Father commented on the nine ways of prayer of St. Dominic: Looking at him, the man of today can rediscover “that at the origin of witness of faith that every Christian must give in … Continue reading

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Pope’s Homily on Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

from Vatican Radio Your Eminences, Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are gathered around the altar for our solemn celebration of Saints Peter and Paul, the principal Patrons of the Church of Rome. Present with us today … Continue reading

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Massively Happy Birthday, Pope Benedict

“We’re celebrating his birthday massively grateful to God for giving us somebody whom I believe embodies the words of Cardinal Newman ‘loving wisdom ‘ and ‘wisest love’. And that is healing, it’s encouraging and it is a source of joy … Continue reading

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Chrism Mass 2012

Homily of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI The Mass of Chrism Holy Thursday 2012 St. Peter’s Basilica Dear Brothers and Sisters, At this Holy Mass our thoughts go back to that moment when, through prayer and the laying on of … Continue reading

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Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, Google and you will be overwhelmed…

browse and you will be led astray. Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, … Continue reading

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on St. Thomas Aquinas

The Code of Canon Law on St. Thomas Title III, Chapter I: The Formation of Clerics §3 Lectures are to be given in dogmatic theology, based always on the written word of God and on sacred Tradition; through them the … Continue reading

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and the gloves come off

After dangling the possibility of a broader and permanent religious exemption, an interim one already being decried as too narrow, the Obama administration announced today that it will force religious organizations to provide health insurance coverage for services they find … Continue reading

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The only thing we have to fear is… ourselves

CHURCH NEED FEAR ONLY THE SIN OF HER MEMBERS VATICAN CITY, 9 DEC 2011 (VIS) – Yesterday afternoon, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Benedict XVI made his way to Piazza di Spagna in Rome for the traditional act … Continue reading

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