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  • As Francis Heads to Egypt, Benedict Reiterates Regensberg -

    04/27/2017 8:58:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/28/17 | Andrew Guernsey
    It can hardly be called a coincidence that as Pope Francis heads to Egypt, no doubt to promote "dialogue" with Islam, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has several days ago published a short letter to a Polish conference on his thought on Church-State relations, in which he echoes his thesis from his famous Regensberg address, that Islam and violence are inherently linked because of its detachment from reason itself. As Francis prepares to repeat his view to persecuted Egyptian Christians that "Muslim terrorism does not exist," and again that it is not "right to identify Islam with violence," Benedict does not...
  • After Palm Sunday jihad massacres, Pope Francis to Egypt to reach out to Muslims

    04/25/2017 5:07:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    A main reason for the trip is to try to strengthen relations with the 1,000-year-old Azhar center that were cut by the Muslim side in 2011 over what it said were repeated insults of Islam by Francis’s predecessor, Pope Benedict.” What did Benedict say? Andrea Gagliarducci of the Catholic News Agency explains that after a jihad terrorist murdered 23 Christians in a church in Alexandria 2011, Benedict decried “terrorism” and the “strategy of violence” against Christians, and called for the Christians of the Middle East to be protected.Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, whom Pope Francis welcomed to the Vatican in...
  • The biblical crisis that Benedict resolved

    04/23/2017 5:40:59 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald (U.K.) ^ | Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 | Fr Raymond de Souza
    Scripture scholars had started to read the Bible as if it were simply a classic text. Benedict XVI helped to change that 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 pastors will rebuild a Church damaged by secularism. Rowland speaks of a “treasury to be mined by future generations trying to piece together elements of a fragmented Christian culture.”
  • Italian Archbishop Suggests Pope Benedict XVI Resigned Under Obama ‘Pressure'

    03/09/2017 5:02:30 PM PST · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Thomas Williams
    An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI has claimed that the It is “no coincidence” that some Catholic groups “have asked President Trump to open a commission of inquiry to investigate whether the administration of Barack Obama exerted pressure on Benedict,” said Archbishop Luigi Negri in an interview Monday, citing other revelations by Wikileaks regarding efforts by the Democratic Party to sway the direction of the Catholic Church in the United States. “It remains shrouded in mystery for now,” he said to news outlet Rimini 2.0, “but I am sure that those responsible will be found out.” The archbishop...
  • Italian Archbishop: Pope Benedict Retired Due to ‘Tremendous Pressure’

    03/07/2017 6:50:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/7/17 | John-Henry Westen
    March 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – An Italian archbishop close to Pope Benedict XVI says the former pope decided to resign as a result of “tremendous pressure.” Archbishop Luigi Negri who says he has visited Pope Benedict “several times” since his resignation in 2013, is the only Italian bishop to have ever participated in the annual pro-life march in Rome. Negri resigned as archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio in February after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75. In an article published Monday by news outlet Rimini 2.0, Archbishop Negri said that while he has little knowledge of the inner workings of the...
  • Greenfield: Fake Atomic Scientists for Iranian Doomsday Against Trump

    01/30/2017 6:19:33 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Fake Atomic Scientists for Iranian Doomsday Against Trump Blaming President Trump for their own nuclear disaster. January 30, 2017 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. The Doomsday Clock is now at two and a half minutes to midnight. That doesn’t mean that the world will be destroyed in 150 seconds. All it means is that some people who couldn’t find a better way to get on CNN will enact an ancient left-wing ritual that involves pretending to care about a fake clock. The ritual moves...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Forced To Resign

    01/28/2017 4:23:49 AM PST · by JosephJames · 44 replies
    SpiritualFood Blog ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, It is very important to not only pray a lot but also to keep our eyes open for the very powerful and devastating traps of Satan, which are very well camouflaged and disguised “as an angel of light” (2Cor 11:14). Due to the greatest lack of prayer and lack of regard for the holy Laws of God today, we have given great influence to the “powers of evil” (CCC 409) to be able do deceive us! A great number of people today have taken the easy way of “ignorance is bliss”, imagining that the truth and reality are...
  • The Basicila of Norcia is destroyed by Earthquake.

    10/30/2016 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Monks of Norcia ^ | October 30, 2016 | The Monks of Norcia
    Dear friends, Around 7:40 AM, a powerful earthquake struck close to Norcia. The monks are all safe, but our hearts go immediately to those affected, and the priests of the monastery are searching for any who may need the Last Rites. The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built atop the birthplace of St. Benedict, was flattened by this most recent quake. May this image serve to illustrate the power of this earthquake, and the urgency we monks feel to seek out those who need the Sacraments on this difficult day for Italy. Relying, as ever, on your prayers...
  • Basilica of St. Benedict 'Destroyed' in Central Italy's Latest 6.6-Magnitude Quake

    10/30/2016 1:47:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, October 30, 2016, | Nicole Hensley
    The centuries-old Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia — already damaged in a spate of strong quakes in central Italy — was "destroyed" early Sunday in the latest and greatest of tremors, its monks said. The monastery was among dozens of building in towns scattered throughout the mountainous region to collapse during the 6.6-magnitude quake that struck around 7:40 a.m., according to reports. There was no immediate reports of fatalities, but officials with Italy’s civil protection agency said there were injuries following the seismic activity. First responders rushed to piles of rubble searching for trapped victims after the tremor woke...
  • Anything But an Example For the World. The German [Catholic] Church Is a Black Hole

    10/11/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Chisea ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    Money, bureaucracy, worldliness, excommunications for those who do not pay. The biting accusation of Joseph Ratzinger against Catholicism in Germany. The same one that enjoys the favor of Pope Francis by Sandro Magister ROME, October 11, 2016 – “In Germany some persons are always trying to destroy me,” pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said in the book-length interview released in recent days. And he has cited the example of the “fabrication” mounted against him by some of his countrymen when he changed the old prayer of Good Friday against the “perfidi Iudaei.” But in the same book Joseph Ratzinger has...
  • Pope Benedict: My biggest accomplishment was breaking up Vatican ‘gay lobby’

    09/08/2016 4:42:44 PM PDT · by annalex · 30 replies
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn’t his strong suit but says he doesn’t see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican‘s so-called “gay lobby.”</p>
  • Pope Benedict thinks homosexual network in Vatican could have reformed under his successor.

    09/07/2016 3:21:47 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 16 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    The Pope who resigned in 2013 for reasons of age Pope also confirms rumours of a homosexual old boy network in the Vatican. Such had been there during his pontificate, and he had smashed it.
  • Pope Benedict attacks the decadence of the Church in Germany

    09/07/2016 3:17:51 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 9 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 7/9/2016 | CG
    At 8 pm, the Swiss Guards closed the gates of the Pope's summer palace in Castel Gandolfo. Then they left their posts. So they demonstrated on 28 February 2013 that Benedict XVI was now Supreme Pontiff emeritus, a Pope retired. Benedict retired to a convent in the Vatican and vowed to continue to live like a monk and leave the field to the successor. Benedict however cracks open the doors again this Friday...
  • Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed [Catholic Caucus]

    08/30/2016 6:28:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    AKA Catholic ^ | August 29, 2016 | Louie Verrecchio
    Benedict’s bombshell goes all but unnoticed Benedictus ContemplatusIf it happens that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested but not that it is accepted by anyone. (1983 Code of Canon Law, Canon 332 §2) Note well that two things are “required” in order for a papal resignation to be valid; it must be both “made freely” and “properly manifested.” Let’s talk about the latter first. How might a papal resignation be properly manifested? First and foremost, it is manifested by way of declaration or published statement; i.e.,...
  • Pope Francis' Spectacular Interview: Was Benedict XVI. "The Problem" of the Church?

    07/04/2016 3:14:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | July 4, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    A spectacular newspaper interview with Pope Francis was published on Sunday in which the Pope uses an unusual dialectic. Is the Catholic Church leader to understand that his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, was a "problem" for the Church?" Indicates Francis in addition that "ultraconservative" Church representatives, according to context meaning the defender of Catholic marriage and morality and the Discipline of the Sacraments, actually "beheaded" include? Newspaper interviews as a new papal "magisterium" With his first interview that was published in the leftist daily on October 2013 by La Repubblica, Pope Francis revolutionized the communication policy of the papacy. The...
  • Benedict Endorses Pope Francis in Unprecedented Vatican Ceremony

    06/28/2016 10:24:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8/28/16 | AP
    Backing from retired pope at event to mark his 65th year as a priest may help Francis gain favour among church conservativesBenedict XVI has endorsed Pope Francis’s ministry in an unprecedented Vatican ceremony featuring a reigning pontiff honouring a retired one on the 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The ceremony in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for the former’s tradition-minded papacy. Francis had invited the entire Vatican Curia, or bureaucracy, to celebrate Benedict’s anniversary, and prelates turned out in...
  • Election of Pope Benedict in 2005 was Outcome of 'Dramatic Struggle,' Says Archbishop Ganswein

    05/23/2016 6:34:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The longtime personal secretary to Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI has spoken of a "dramatic struggle" at the conclave of 2005, and insisted that the former Pontiff did not resign because of the "Vatileaks" scandal. Speaking at the launch of a book about Pope Benedict, Archbishop Georg Gänswein-- who continues to act as secretary to the retired Pontiff, while also serving as prefect of the pontifical household-- said that the "Vatileaks" scandal had "little or nothing" to do with the Pontiff's decision to resign. He said that Benedict XVI was motivated by his realization that he was growing weaker. By resigning, Archbishop...
  • Why Are 2 Different Popes Telling Us to Read “Lord of the World”?

    04/11/2016 2:07:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 8, 2016 | Colin O'Brien
    It’s a somewhat obscure apocalyptic novel, much overlooked since its publication in 1907, and yet it comes with a recommendation that just about any best-selling author would covet: the spiritual leader of the whole world says it’s a good read. And not just the current pope, the previous one too.Pope Francis raised eyebrows in 2013 and again in 2015 when he recommended Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World to the faithful as a book that depicts a “globalization of hegemonic uniformity.” Similarly, then-Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI, referred to the Universalism depicted in Lord of the...
  • Pope Emeritus Benedict breaks silence: speaks of ‘deep crisis’ facing Church post-Vatican II

    03/16/2016 2:41:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    March 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On March 16, speaking publicly on a rare occasion, Pope Benedict XVI gave an interview to Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops' Conference, in which he spoke of a “two-sided deep crisis” the Church is facing in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. The report has already hit Germany courtesy of Vaticanist Guiseppe Nardi, of the German Catholic news website Katholisches.info. Pope Benedict reminds us of the formerly indispensable Catholic conviction of the possibility of the loss of eternal salvation, or that people go to hell: The missionaries of the 16th...
  • The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

    02/18/2016 1:23:54 PM PST · by Typical_Whitey · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/2014 | Paul Elie
    From the article: But what’s most odd is that the two popes are these two popes, and that the one who spent a third of a century erecting a Catholic edifice of firm doctrine and strict prohibition now must look on at close range as the other cheerfully dismantles it in the service of a more open, flexible Church.