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  • On Christmas: Where Everything Began

    12/22/2010 8:53:52 PM PST · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 22, 2010 | Benedict XVI
    On Christmas: Where Everything Began "May the Christ Child Find All of Us Spiritually Prepared" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 22, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience in Paul VI Hall. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, With this last audience before the Christmas celebrations, tremulous and full of astonishment, we approach the "place" where everything began for us and for our salvation, where everything found its fulfillment, where the hopes of the world and of the human heart met and interlaced with the presence of God. We can already...
  • Did President Obama Mislead The Holy Father?

    07/17/2009 3:41:24 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 17 replies · 648+ views
    InsideCatholic.com ^ | July 17, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    In the late afternoon of July 1o, President Obama met privately with Pope Benedict XVI for just over 30 minutes. According to official Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., "The president explicitly expressed his commitment to reducing the numbers of abortions and to listen to the church's concern on moral issues." On July 13 in a Senate committee hearing, Sen. Barbara Mikulski was forced to admit under persistent questioning by Sen. Orrin Hatch that the new health-care bill includes abortion coverage. Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute estimates government funding of abortion increases abortion by 20 to 35 percent. There were 1,206,200...
  • On the Spiritual Ladder of John Climacus

    02/11/2009 8:42:20 PM PST · by ELS · 10 replies · 402+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 11, 2009 | Benedict XVI
    On the Spiritual Ladder of John Climacus "A Great Symbol of the Life of the Baptized" VATICAN CITY, FEB. 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave during today's general audience in Paul VI Hall. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, After 20 catecheses dedicated to the Apostle Paul, I would like to take up again today the presentation of the great writers of the Church of East and West in the Middle Ages. And I propose the figure of John called Climacus, a Latin transliteration of the Greek term klĂ­makos, which means ladder...