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"There were not sufficient reasons to unleash a war against Iraq. To say nothing of the fact that, given the new weapons that make possible destructions that go beyond the combatant groups, today we should be asking ourselves if it is still licit to admit the very existence of a 'just war.'"
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, May 2, 2003
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Francis has strived to improve Vatican dialogue with the Islamic world after tensions developed during the pontificate of predecessor Benedict XVI. copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, ...
To be sure, there are challenges to the prudential judgments that Paul offers in a text that, in its technical solutions, was a product of its era, but three popes - St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis - have celebrated and applied its ...
It was lovely to see Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI enjoying his 90th birthday, while quaffing a large glass of Bavarian beer. It's impossible to reflect on Benedict's contribution to the Catholic Church without feeling extremely angry at his treatment ...
Before the ninetieth birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Easter Sunday, Tracey Rowland published in these pages an appreciation for what she called a "Ratzinger revolution" - a theological foundation on which, she predicts, future scholars and ...
Benedict XVI has celebrated his 90th birthday with a glass of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany.
As pope, he has built on something initiated by Benedict XVI, but in a different way and, most importantly, in a very different theological context: In 2015, he allowed the priests of the SSPX to licitly hear confessions for the Jubilee of Mercy.
Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany.
Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany.
WATCH: Benedict XVI has beer, party for 90th birthday at Vatican. By ABC News | April 17, 2017. Benedict XVI, who resigned as pope in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and visitors from his native Germany.
Easter Sunday is the 90th birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Born on April 16, 1927, he was a Holy Saturday baby, born the day that God is dead, the day of the tomb.
Leonardo Boff would like to embrace erstwhile mentor Benedict XVI in Rome. The well-known Brazilian liberation theologian and former Franciscan priest has expressed a desire to effect a "kind of reconciliation" with the man who once silenced him 33 ...
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI turns 90 on April 16, Easter Sunday. Father Robert Imbelli takes a closer look at the thought of Joseph Ratzinger, and how for him the central fact of the Resurrection is Jesus Christ does not rise a disembodied soul, but bodily.
Bishop Conley cited Pope Benedict XVI, explaining: When Jesus Christ changes the bread and wine into his Body and Blood, "he anticipates his death, he accepts it into his heart, and he transforms it into an action of love.
Cantalamessa, who will turn 83 in July, has held the role of Preacher of the Papal Household since 1980, meaning he's given multiple sermons before three popes - John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and now Francis. (Of John Paul, Cantalamessa says that during ...
Benedict XVI sends birthday greetings to Pope Francis every Dec. 17. Last December, on Pope Francis' 80th birthday, the Pope emeritus sent a "very affectionate" written message that was "particularly appreciated" by the current pontiff, the Holy See ...
Benedict XVI will celebrate his 90th birthday on Easter Sunday. Cardinal Joachim Meisner famously described him as a man who is as intelligent as 12 professors and as pious as a child making his First Communion.
Pope Benedict XVI had many competing visions. In ecumenism and also in his relations with world religions, he wanted to promote dialogue - projects which he only partially realized.
The stamp honoring Benedict XVI, which shows the retired Pontiff praying the Rosary, is "our affectionate tribute to him," the Vatican numismatic office announced.
Benedict XVI gave a tremendous gift to the English-speaking world in 2009, when he finally realized a dream centuries in the making, and established a permanent canonical home for groups from the Anglican tradition seeking to enter the Catholic Church ...
The stamp honoring Benedict XVI, which shows the retired Pontiff praying the Rosary, is "our affectionate tribute to him," the Vatican numismatic office announced.
The Vatican stamp and coin office has big plans for early May: the release of stamps marking retired Benedict XVI's 90th birthday and important events in the life of the Church spanning almost 2,000 years.
Four great lessons from Benedict XVI. 2017-04-13. Throughout the eight years of his pontificate, Pope Benedict gave great lessons to the world that continue to have an impact in the Church and society.
Pope Benedict XVI was clear-eyed about the grim predicament facing European Christianity. Drawing on Toynbee's analysis, he called on the Catholic flock to 'understand itself as a creative minority that has a heritage of values that are not things of ...
The priest shortage has been a major concern for the Catholic Church as today there is only one priest for every 1800 Catholics in the U.S.
The prize is awarded by the Ratzinger Foundation, which was founded in 2010 with Benedict XVI's approval to study and promote his writings as a theologian, as a cardinal in charge of the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, and as Pope.
Just days away from the pope emeritus' birthday, the Joseph Ratzinger Foundation launched Cooperatores Veritatis, a compilation of essays to honor the former ...
Given the growing challenges now facing Christians, a valuable source to turn to, for wisdom and strength, is St. Francis de Sales.
Relations had become strained in 2011 when Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, implicitly denounced Islam and what he called "a strategy of violence that has Christians as a target", after a bombing at a church in Alexandria killed at least 23 ...
Benedict XVI once told priests that celibacy agitates the world so much because it is a sign of the kingdom to come. "It is true that for the agnostic world, the world in which God does not enter, celibacy is a great scandal, because it shows exactly ...
With this week's prayer, the parishes and missions of our four regions ... the deaneries of Natchitoches, the eastern region, the central region and the Avoyelles ...
ROME: The Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation organized this Thursday a meeting at the Patristico Augustinianum Institute in Rome, for the Pope Emeritus' 90th birthday, which he will celebrate on April 16.
10 years ago, 2007: Pope Benedict XVI baptized eight people during a candlelit Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, opening the most important event of the Christian Church calendar.
Bill Patenaude, the co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, says that Pope Francis's teaching on the environment is in complete continuity with that of emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and St. Pope John Paul II, but to date more conservative ...
This year, the Vatican publishing house and the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation pieced together a "Festschrift" titled after the Pope's Episcopal motto, Cooperatores Veritatis (Co-workers of the truth).
In 2009, Msgr. Bennie was appointed a Prelate of Honor by Pope Benedict XVI, with the title of Monsignor. Msgr. Bennie retired as pastor, on October 31, 2014 and was given the honorary title of Pastor Emeritus by Bishop Curtis J. Guillory.
Pope Francis has appointed a career Vatican diplomat from the United States to be his next papal ambassador to Great Britain. On Saturday, Archbishop ...
"For the infant Church, 'Palm Sunday' was not a thing of the past," wrote Benedict XVI in Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week (Ignatius, 2011).
Pius XII, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI. But I haven't heard other Christian leaders and pastors publicly acknowledging the cover-up which took place in the First Century and which was never corrected.
Early on in his four-year papacy he predicted two to five years would do it. He has also not ruled out the possibility of resigning like his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, did. At the same time, there's nothing indicating that Francis is ...
Cardinal Robert Sarah gave this address on March 31, 2017, for the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference, which focused on the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's instruction Summorum Pontificum. Despite the controversies and abuses ...
popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI made it clear that Europe's disparate societies are united only by their shared Christian heritage; the EU has moved further and further away from any association with that heritage.
Cardinal Robert Sarah gave this address on March 31, 2017, for the 18th Cologne International Liturgical Conference, which focused on the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's instruction Summorum Pontificum. Despite the controversies and abuses ...
The work by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI remains relevant today as symposiums, events, university courses, and books focus on the retired pontiff.
The Polish parliament and Catholic bishops will hold an international conference to mark the 90th birthday of retired Pope Benedict XVI on 19 April. Pope Benedict XVI. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dnalor 01. The conference entitled "The concept of the ...
(Vatican Radio) Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI turns 90 years of age on April 16th. To mark the occasion the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger - Benedict XVI has edited a special festschrift volume of essays by Ratzinger Prize-winning theologians, which ...
After several attempts to bring the group into full communion, which included a proposal during the pontificate of Benedict XVI to categorize them as a personal prelature that was rejected in 2012, the situation today is very different from what it was ...
Benedict XVI also visits the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. September 12-20, 2006 - Gives a speech in Bavaria, Germany that includes quotes from 14th-century Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus, regarding Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
Rod Dreher positions himself in The Benedict Option in a way that makes this review require a bit of personal introduction. We both seem to agree that testimony ...


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