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No, Benedict XVI hasn't been brainwashed

Catholic Herald Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
Following the Pope Emeritus's statement, the lobbyists started to announce that when he used the word “publication” he didn't really mean “publication” and that “complete” meant, er, not complete.

The Greatness of Benedict XVI: An interview with Cardinal Kurt Koch, Part 2

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
Cardinal Koch: The lecture of Pope Benedict XVI in Regensburg was in fact prophetic, because it called attention to a sore spot in Islam.
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Benedict XVI's secretary: Popes can't change doctrine with 'half sentences or somewhat ambiguous footnotes'

Lifesite - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
VATICAN CITY, July 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - Archbishop Georg Gänswein, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's long-time personal secretary, has given a sweeping interview in which he accuses his fellow German bishops of downplaying Catholic dogma, and ...

Munich Church, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis Pray for Victims of Deadly Shooting

National Catholic Register - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Benedict XVI 'prays for the innocent victims and expresses condolences and closeness to the families.' Francis said: 'I am near to the families of the victims and the wounded.

What We're Still Learning from Benedict's Resignation

Commonweal (blog) - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Transfers of power can be messy, maybe even more so when they play out over time. Pope Benedict XVI resigned more than three years ago and Francis is undeniably the only pope.

German cardinal sees negative results from resignation of Benedict XVI

Catholic Culture - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, the retired president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, has written that the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was imprudent-- although certainly licit-- and suggested that Church law should be amended to ...
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At Auschwitz, Francis makes 'We Remember' a permanent papal vow

Crux: Covering all things Catholic - ‎40 minutes ago‎
With his visit to Auschwitz, Francis will become the third pontiff to visit the site after predecessors John Paul II, a Pole, and Benedict XVI, a German. There he will pray at an execution wall and in the cell of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan ...
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Castles and death camps: Sites the pope will see in Poland

Casper Star-Tribune Online - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
FILE -- In this May 28, 2006 file photo Pope Benedict XVI puts a candle in front of the death wall at the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland.

Mike Piazza inducted into MLB Hall of Fame—and quotes Pope Benedict

Catholic World Report (blog) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Twelve-time MLB All-Star Mike Piazza was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, and in his speech at the induction ceremony, he thanked his mother for raising him Catholic and quoted Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 encyclical, Spe Salvi (22:35 in ...

Pope Francis's Folly on Religions At War

AINA (press release) - ‎14 hours ago‎
Pope Francis's predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, delivered an important speech to scientists at the University of Regensburg five years after the 9/11 jihadist attack on our homeland .

Three questions with Latino theologian Peter J. Casarella

ND Newswire - ‎10 hours ago‎
... in a common journey. I am particularly interested in showing how the emphasis of John Paul II on the family and Benedict XVI on moral conscience are not negated but deepened by the new Latin American and Latino accents of our Argentine pope.
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Hearts, minds and souls

The Economist - ‎15 hours ago‎
At a recent synod, or meeting of bishops, called by the pope to discuss issues that split liberals and traditionalists relating to the family and sexual orientation, he vigorously opposed change.

Racism and Homophobia, Free Trade and Catholic Social Teaching, and Many More Great Links!

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎32 minutes ago‎
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 ...
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Jasna Góra Monastery in Częstochowa ready for visit by Pope Francis

Vatican Radio - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Many miracles have been attributed to this revered icon which has been visited in more recent times by both Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. This large monastery in the baroque style overlooks the city of Częstochowa and is home to the Pauline ...
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Humble hero enters hall of fame

The Irish Catholic - ‎21 hours ago‎
... mother “for the greatest gift a mother could give a child, the gift of my Catholic faith”, continuing, “this has had a profound impact on my career and has given me patience, compassion and hope.
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DNC Day Three: The Mark of Kaine

National Catholic Register (blog) - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine acknowledges the crowd after delivering remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Brooklyn Cathedral Plans 4-Story Office Building in Prospect Heights

DNAinfo - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The co-cathedral at 856 Pacific St. was first built in 1912 and recently underwent a $18.5 million renovation before being elevated to a cathedral in 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI. It is now one of two official seats of the Diocese of Brooklyn, which ...

From marshy to manicured: Gardens' gruesome past grows into green haven

Catholic News Service - ‎16 hours ago‎
Modern-day popes still use the gardens for exercise, restful relaxation and meditation. Retired Pope Benedict XVI takes his daily walk there, praying the rosary along the wooded paths.

Texas Bishop Says Deportation Is Exactly As Bad As Abortion

Daily Caller - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, Texas says the 2016 election has left Catholics without real political alternatives, arguing both parties promote equally violent platforms - like abortion or deportation.

How Exhaustion Became a Status Symbol

New Republic - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Anna Katharina Schaffner's Exhaustion: A History opens with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI in 2013. He cited deteriorating physical and mental strength as a major factor in his decision to step down, and Schaffner teasingly holds him up as an ...