Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI on politics

‘Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much.  Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes, not divine, but demonic.’ ~ Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger; now Pope Benedict XVI

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI says ‘Being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians’

‘Being tepid is the greatest danger for Christians.  We pray that faith becomes like a fire in us and that it will set alight others.’ ~ Pope Benedict XVI

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The wisdom of Pope Benedict XVI

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Pope Benedict XVI’s “generous orthodoxy”!

Pope Benedict will donate a 510lb (250kg) chocolate egg presented to him yesterday to a young offender institute in Rome.

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“You could hardly have been more anti-Nazi than the Ratzinger family”

In the past, we have experienced various attempts to reduce Pope Benedict’s past to the Nazi era.  How does this book [Msgr. Georg Ratzinger’s new book, My Brother, the Pope] help to address that mischaracterization of the Ratzinger family’s values and … Continue reading

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“As far as our father was concerned, Hitler was the Antichrist,” writes Pope Benedict’s brother Georg Ratzinger

Pope Benedict’s brother tells how family made it through WWII Germany As early as 1938, we were registered by the seminary with the Hitler Youth (HY).  That was the law, there were no exemptions.  Consequently, all the minor seminarians became students … Continue reading

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Bayern Munich football club offers Pope Benedict XVI honorary membership — Man. Utd. what’s keeping you?

One of Germany’s greatest football clubs is to offer Pope Benedict XVI an honorary membership Uli Hoeneß, the president of Bayern Munich, Germany’s most successful football team, spoke of his desire to offer a lifetime honorary club membership to Pope … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright disagrees with Pope Benedict (and the secular minimalist Maurice Casey); interesting thoughts ensue

What Benedict Doesn’t Get About Jesus by N. T. Wright

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Pope Benedict taps computer tablet, lights world’s largest electronic Christmas ‘tree’

Pope Benedict XVI got the season started brightly, illuminating a Christmas tree in Umbria by touching the screen of a Sony S Tablet.  What happened to his iPad?

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Quote of the day: Pope Benedict XVI on salvation though the resurrection of Jesus Christ alone

‘Apart from Jesus Christ risen from the dead there can be no salvation.  He alone can free the world from evil and bring about the Kingdom of justice, peace and love to which we all aspire.’ ~ Pope Benedict XVI, … Continue reading

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Tintin “a Catholic hero” says Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, has turned the spotlight once again on the character created in 1929 by Belgian artist, Hergé.  Tintin: A catholic hero Tintin is a hero of Catholicism, imbued with the ideal of the scouts, which was important … Continue reading

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The real reason why atheist philosopher A. C. Grayling turned down Pope Benedict’s invitation to Assisi

‘A. C. Grayling, the atheist philosopher, accepted and then turned down an invitation to join the Pope in a meeting to promote world peace in Assisi next week.  Why the change of heart? Grayling says he hadn’t realised that the … Continue reading

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A wonderful, and truthful, piece of satire from Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘Covering the Pope, a guide for journalists’

Covering the Pope: a guide for journalists Milo Yiannopoulos sheds some light on the arcane world of Catholicism, for the benefit of befuddled mainstream reporters! Don’t just seize on perceived tensions, but actively foment discontent by Googling for as many … Continue reading

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Get yours while stocks last: a German toy company is selling special edition Pope Benedict XVI Teddy bears

A German toy company is selling special edition “Pope Benedict XVI Teddy bears” in advance of the return of the native.  It is made out of blond mohair, filled with excelsior and costs about $315.

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Quote of the day: Alexander Lucie-Smith on angry, rude, intolerant secularists

‘It seems we must get used to the idea that wherever the Holy Father goes the usual suspects will round themselves up and stage a protest, indulging their love for synthetic rage.  First London, now Madrid . . . But … Continue reading

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Secularism at work: young Catholics harassed and abused by angry mob during Catholic World Youth Day

A young pilgrim describes how her group was harassed by protesters against the Pope’s visit in Madrid: MUST READ: Young person’s account of harassment and violence at WYD

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A Pope who says “Read the Bible” is a Pope that Protestants can praise and do serious business with!

Take scripture on holiday, says Pope His suggestion to “include a copy of the Sacred Scriptures in our suitcase” follows on from his call last year for Catholics to become more familiar with the Bible. Speaking to Vatican Television, Fr … Continue reading

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Photograph of the day: Pope Benedict XVI views items that belonged to John Paul II at Vatican exhibition

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Photograph of the day: Pope Benedict XVI is taken on a gondola ride in Venice

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Happy birthday, Pope Benedict XVI!

Pope Benedict turns eight-four years old today.  Happy birthday, sir! As a Presbyterian I have not the slightest hesitation in thanking him for his faithful and inspiring Christian leadership, and I pray that God will grant him many more healthy and blessed years.

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Pope Benedict XVI, manga hero

Pope Benedict XVI is the star of a new manga cartoon.

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Pope Benedict XVI and Hans Kung write two very different books and differ on the future of Catholicism

Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future Though usually viewed as polar-opposites, Benedict and Kung have led curiously parallel lives.  Both are native German-speakers.  They are almost the same age.  For a time, both taught at the same university.  During … Continue reading

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Cult members Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel launch crank legal case against Pope

Irish Times misleads readers about crank lawyers’ submission to ICC charging pope with crimes against humanity The grossly sensationalist report by Patsy McGarry, the Religious Affairs Correspondent of The Irish Times begins: ‘Two German lawyers have initiated charges against Pope … Continue reading

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How does Pope Benedict XVI write his books?

The old-fashioned way.  By hand: For him, writing is not work, he does it in his spare time.  For example, it was widely reported that the interviews with Peter Seewald, which make up Light of the World, were conducted during the … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s number one priority: “Leading men and women to God”

“Leading men and women to God, to the God who speaks in the Bible: this is the supreme and fundamental priority of the Church and of the Successor of Peter at the present time.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI More quotes … Continue reading

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