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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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Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted ...
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough spent the last 11 years working on developing Sacred Heart College after Pope Benedict XVI encouraged former Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis to establish a fully functioning liberal arts university in ...
Since 2007, she has served as the Chief Environmental correspondent; she has also covered the Catholic Church including former Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. In 1979, Thompson received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Today, she ...
Thomas S. Monson, the new president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is flanked by his counselors, Henry B. Eyring, left, and Dieter F. Uchtdorf, during a news conference, Feb. 4, 2008, in Salt Lake City.
He called them to follow "the way of the shepherd," quoting language from emeritus Pope Benedict XVI at the close of the 2009 African synod.
It was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI. Dreher strongly believes the "reckoning" MacIntyre described is a clarion call that Christians need to "put some distance" between themselves and "the chaotic mainstream," and what has ...
For instance, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis opposed the war in Iraq, but many in the American Catholic hierarchy said little if anything.
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted ...
... organization due to the rigidity of economic structures seeking profit even in practices that go against life and ideological systems which in turn reduces the individual (deprived of fundamental dignity) to a mere instrument, according to Pope ...
In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI by declared Delille "venerable," a level of sanctity that no other local person has reached.
Retired Pope Benedict XVI became the very first Pope to use twitter. Pope Francis, a relative late-comer, is catching up fast with 14.1 million followers and counting.
Five years ago: As demonstrations swirled outside, Supreme Court justices began hearing arguments on challenges to President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
Pope Francis offered his reflection during Mass on the Feast of the Annunciation, celebrated in Milan's Manzo Park during his daytrip to the city, marking the first papal visit there since Benedict XVI's trip in 2012. He kicked off the visit by ...
Pope Benedict XVI had a solution. He created an "ordinariate," or organization for the Episcopalian/Anglican converts. Henceforth, they would have their own Anglican Rite, or liturgy, and would be under the authority of their own ordinariate bishop ...
Pope Benedict XVI had awarded her the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for her service to the Catholic Church. But after a series of strokes had left her unable to communicate, she spent the last 15 years of her life in silent prayer for the Church, the ...
Tens of thousands of Cuban well-wishers greeted Pope Benedict XVI Monday on the first leg of his whirlwind tour of this communist island, a visit aimed at building on the spiritual gains that his predecessor, John Paul II, made during a historic visit ...
... our mothers at the door for us." Before leaving, he took time to shake hands and sign autographs with the faithful, who snapped photographs with cellphones.
In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI by declared Delille "venerable," a level of sanctity that no other local person has reached.
Little doubt that the usually mild mannered Pope Benedict XVI very angry at what has happened to the Catholic Church under Pope Francis.
During his 17 years as archbishop, Keeler hosted Pope John Paul II in 1995, voted in the conclave that chose Benedict XVI to succeed him, and raised well over $100 million for programs, schools and scholarships for low-income city students.
It is important to recall that President Paul Biya also met with Late Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI on several occasions .
Tito Edwards manages Catholic websites for the new evangelization that Pope John Paul II and then Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, has asked for in the third millennium. After a lifetime of living a nominal Catholic life, he reverted ...
Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017. There are 283 days left in the year.Today's Highlight On March 23, 1792, Joseph Haydn's Symphony No.
When asked if these effort constituted an imposition from Western and foreign governments, Monsengwo answered: "Completely." For Adoukonou, the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offer hope. "He gave us a new 'social pastoral,' which is showing us ...
The U.S. Army formally charged Staff Sgt. Robert Bales with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the deaths of 17 villagers, more than half of them children, during a shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan.
Today is Thursday, March 23, the 82nd day of 2017. There are 283 days left in the year.
Keeler also participated in the Papal Conclave in 2005 following the death of Pope John Paul II, which resulted in the election of Pope Benedict XVI. Keeler was the second Archbishop of Baltimore to participate in a Conclave. Keeler was also active in ...
Following her death, Pope Benedict XVI waived the five-year waiting period before her sainthood cause could open. Bishop Virgilio Antunes of Coimbra formally closed the local phase of investigation into her life and holiness Feb. 13, 2017, and ...
Over the years, it was a immensely popular brand, and was even used as the Popemobile for popes Benedict XVI and Francis. Joe Songer (jsonger@al.
He advised them to heed the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that one is " 'called to walk first on this way that is Christ, to make others know the beauty of the Gospel that gives life,' " said Father Dwyer.
He advised them to heed the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI that one is " 'called to walk first on this way that is Christ, to make others know the beauty of the Gospel that gives life,' " said Father Dwyer.
5, 2009, at age 74, Bishop McRaith announced that he had decided to retire and that his retirement had been accepted by Pope Benedict XVI. He cited his health as his main reason of retiring, telling the Messenger-Inquirer that "I knew in my head, but ...
Rome's response, he said, typically boiled down to "we'll see" followed by delay, and it never actually happened - although, he pointed out, two Synod of bishops for Africa were called under John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. At the Africa conference ...
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in his 2000 book Spirit of the Liturgy wrote, "Jewish tradition gave the date of March 25 to Abraham's sacrifice.
It was visited by Pope Paul VI on May 13, 1967, and later by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. St. John Paul II had a particularly strong devotion to Our Lady of Fatima.
The progress towards full canonical recognition of the society by the Vatican has gained momentum, following the promulgation of the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. This motu proprio opened greater access for priests to ...
If you struggle with the Rosary you can walk with it, like Benedict XVI, or you can try these ideas from Tom Hoopes! I profoundly believe that God in his providence planned this year, the 100th anniversary of Fatima, to follow the Year of Mercy.
Pope Benedict XVI especially encouraged married couples and parents to turn to St. Joseph, saying: "God alone could grant Joseph the strength to trust the Angel.
The message, if not the specific words, has resonated through the pontificates of St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, but it is Pope Francis who has renewed the call for true human development in a world still experiencing economic inequality and ...
Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, retired archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic, died March 18 at the age of 84. Cardinal Vlk worked as a window cleaner while secretly carrying out his priestly ministry during the communist era.
Pope Francis will be the fourth pontiff to visit the Marian shrine, following in the footsteps of Blessed Paul VI, St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, who each made visits on a May 13 to mark the anniversary of the first apparition. Here is the ...
... George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. During Bush's visit, Kolar recalls his deputies resolving a heated situation, which resulted in an invitation to the White House during the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI. Kolar married Lee Ann Kutchman ...
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, who turns 90 next month, is mentally fit and reading, praying and preaching as he has since his resignation as pope in 2013, according to his closest aide.
The world was shocked when Pope Benedict XVI announced that he was abdicating the seat of Peter on February 11, 2013. The Catholic community and many outside of it took a collective breath wandering what this meant for the Church and the world.
Pope Francis will be the fourth pontiff to visit the Marian shrine, following in the footsteps of Blessed Paul VI, St. John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, who each made visits on a May 13 to mark the anniversary of the first apparition. Here is the ...
He has performed before high profile world leaders, including President Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and Pope Benedict XVI when the pope visited Israel in 2009. Along with Aventura Center, Fisher also performed in concert in South Florida last month ...
Beyond patriotic pieties, Dostoyevsky's masterpiece has also charmed American first ladies, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, while Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI cite the author approvingly in their encyclicals. What accounts for Dostoyevsky's ...
ROME - Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI turns 90 next month, but according to his closest aide, his advanced age hasn't yet created any truly serious health challenges aside from a basic problem with walking without assistance.
Pope Benedict XVI's 2010 Letter to the Catholics in Ireland noted the role of monasteries in promoting Eucharistic Adoration and their ability to revitalize priestly life through retreats.
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. The Vatican said Saturday that details of the April 28-29 trip will be announced ...


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