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  • The headlines say we should be worried about the Pope's health. Why? (Truth Alert of the Day!)

    12/20/2011 6:40:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Culture.c ^ | December 19, 2011 | Phil Lawler
    The headlines say we should be worried about the Pope's health. Why?   By Phil Lawler | December 19, 2011 5:53 PM This past weekend, dozens of stories appeared in the English-speaking media, reporting that the health of Pope Benedict XVI is slipping. Most of the headlines referred to the same AP report, and the few “independent” accounts seemed obviously prompted by the AP story. Here’s just a quick sampling: Pope Benedict XVI's health in serious decline as 85th birthday, Christmas approach (New York Daily News)Fears grow over health of frail Pope Benedict (Belfast Telegraph)At 84, weakened Pope Benedict is...
  • On Jesus' Cry of Exultation

    12/07/2011 10:16:54 PM PST · by ELS · 3 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | December 7, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Jesus' Cry of Exultation "We Also - By the Gift of His Spirit - May Address Ourselves to God in Prayer With the Confidence of Children" VATICAN CITY, DEC. 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language address Benedict XVI gave during today's general audience. He continued with his reflection on Jesus' prayer. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, The Evangelists Matthew and Luke (cf. Matthew 11:25-30 and Luke 10:21-22) have bequeathed to us a “jewel” of Jesus’ prayer, which often is called the Cry of Exultation or the Cry of Messianic Exultation. It is a...
  • Catholic Church Will Now Teach Us How to Handle Sex Abuse

    11/30/2011 1:52:20 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 57 replies
    The Philly Post ^ | 11/30/2011 | Paul Davies
    With all due respect, Pope Benedict XVI either lives in an alternate reality or needs better PR handlers. His comments over the weekend to U.S. bishops about the sex abuse of children showed a continued disconnect with the church’s mishandling of this ongoing scandal. The pope referenced the church’s “conscientious effort” to confront sex abuse by priests. Uh? Perhaps the pope meant to say conscientious cover-up. No institution has done more to deny and downplay the sexual abuse of young boys than the Catholic Church. No institution has done more to discredit victims and protect pedophile priests than the Catholic...
  • On Africa: Protagonist of a New Season of Hope

    11/25/2011 8:38:53 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 23, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Africa: Protagonist of a New Season of Hope "The Continent Contains Reserves of Life and Vitality for the Future" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in Paul VI Hall. The Pope reflected upon his apostolic journey to Benin. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Still alive within me are the impressions made during my recent apostolic journey to Benin, which I desire to reflect upon today. Thanksgiving to the Lord flows spontaneously from my soul: in His providence, He willed that...
  • On Psalm 110, to Christ the King

    11/21/2011 12:42:42 PM PST · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 16, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 110(109), to Christ the King "We Are Invited to Look to Christ in Order to Understand the Meaning of True Royalty" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 16, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catecheses Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his series of catecheses on prayer, concluding today his reflection on the prayer of the Psalter. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to conclude my catecheses on the prayer of the Psalter by meditating on one of the most famous "royal...
  • On Psalm 119, the Acrostic Psalm

    11/09/2011 10:09:19 PM PST · by ELS · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 9, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 119, the Acrostic Psalm "Wholly Pervaded by Love for God's Word" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 9, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at today's general audience. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In previous catecheses, we meditated on several of the psalms that exemplify the typical kinds of prayer: lament, trust and praise. In today's catechesis, I would like to turn to a consideration of Psalm 119 according to the Hebrew tradition, 118 according to the Greco-Latin: It is a very special psalm, the only one of its kind. First, it is...
  • On Death and Life

    11/04/2011 12:10:03 AM PDT · by ELS · 1 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | November 2, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Death and Life "Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief" VATICAN CITY, NOV. 2, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today at the general audience. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, After celebrating the Solemnity of All Saints, the Church today invites us to commemorate all the faithful departed, to turn our gaze to so many faces that have gone before us and that have completed their earthly journey. In today's audience, then, I would like to offer a few simple thoughts on the reality...
  • Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi

    10/30/2011 8:46:32 PM PDT · by ELS · 13 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 26, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    Pope's Homily at Vigil in Preparation for Assisi "It Is Not the Sword of the Conqueror That Builds Peace, But the Sword of the Sufferer" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave today at a liturgy in preparation for Thursday's day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace in Assisi. The liturgy replaced the customary general audience held on Wednesdays. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today our customary meeting for the General Audience takes on a special character, for it is the vigil of the Day of Reflection, Dialogue...
  • On Psalm 136 (135)

    10/20/2011 9:47:20 PM PDT · by ELS · 2 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 19, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 136 (135) "God Is; God Is Good, and His Mercy Is Eternal" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 19, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope today continued his catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 136 (135). * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to meditate with you on a psalm that summarizes the whole of salvation history as recounted for us in the Old Testament. It is a great hymn of praise that extols the Lord...
  • On Psalm 126

    10/14/2011 8:21:16 AM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 12, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 126 "It Is Important Not to Lose the Memory of God's Presence in Our Lives" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 12, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope today continued his catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 126. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the previous catecheses, we have meditated on a number of psalms of lament and of trust. Today, I would like to reflect with you on a notably joyous psalm, a prayer that sings with...
  • On Psalm 23

    10/06/2011 9:04:58 PM PDT · by ELS · 6 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | October 5, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 23 "The Nearness of God Transforms Reality, the Dark Valley Loses Its Danger" VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 23. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Turning to Lord in prayer involves a radical act of trust, in the awareness that one is entrusting oneself to God who is good, "merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and...
  • On the Trip to Germany

    09/28/2011 8:51:55 PM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 28, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Trip to Germany "Truly a Great Feast of Faith" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 28, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope reflected on his recent apostolic journey to Germany. * * * Dear brothers and sisters! As you know, last Thursday through Sunday I made a pastoral visit to Germany; and so I am delighted, as is customary, to take the opportunity of today's audience to retrace together with you the intense and splendid days passed in my homeland. I travelled...
  • Pope in Germany: Without Justice "the State is Great Band of Robbers”

    09/23/2011 7:44:08 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/22/11
    In his address before the German parliament, Benedict XVI offers ways to renew politics and social life for the world. Positivism is limiting because it marginalises the ethics and culture of politics and society. Berlin (AsiaNews) – “A German pope in the German capital” is the greeting that welcomed Pope Benedict XVI in his first state visit to his native land (the third of his pontificate). The visit began this morning in Berlin and will continue until Sunday, bringing the Pontiff to Erfurt and Freiburg. However, in his addresses the German pope speaks to the entire world and what he...
  • On the Prayer of Psalm 22

    09/14/2011 9:22:25 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 14, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On the Prayer of Psalm 22 "Death and Life Have Met in an Inseparable Mystery, and Life Has Triumphed" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 14, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in Paul VI Hall. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer, with a reflection of Psalm 22. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In today's catechesis I would like to talk about a psalm with strong Christological implications, which continually emerges in the accounts of the Passion of Jesus with its twofold dimension of humiliation...
  • On Psalm 3

    09/07/2011 8:07:39 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | September 7, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Psalm 3 "He Listens, He Responds and He Saves According to His Ways" VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 7, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued his series of catecheses on prayer with a reflection on Psalm 3. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today we return to the audiences in St. Peter's square, and in the "school of prayer" that we are experiencing together in these Wednesday catecheses, I would like to begin to meditate on some of the psalms,...
  • On Beauty as a Way to God

    09/01/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT · by ELS · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 31, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Beauty as a Way to God Art "Is Like a Door Opened to the Infinite" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 31, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, On several occasions in recent months, I have recalled the need for every Christian to find time for God, for prayer, amidst our many daily activities.The Lord himself offers us many opportunities to remember Him. Today, I would like to consider briefly one of these channels that can lead us to God and also...
  • On World Youth Day 2011

    08/25/2011 12:12:03 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 24, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On World Youth Day 2011 "The Cross of Christ Gives Much More Than It Demands" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held at Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, Today I would like to return briefly in mind and heart to the extraordinary days spent in Madrid for the XXVI World Youth Day. It was, as you know, a moving ecclesial event: approximately 2 million youth from every continent gathered for a truly exceptional experience of fraternity, of encounter with...
  • On Meditation

    08/23/2011 5:05:20 PM PDT · by ELS · 14 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 17, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Meditation "Consistency in Giving Time to God Is a Fundamental Element for Spiritual Growth" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 17, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, We are still in the light of the Feast of the Assumption, which -- as I said -- is a feast of hope. Mary has arrived in heaven, and this is our destination: We can all reach heaven. The question is: How? Mary has arrived there,...
  • On Monastic Silence

    08/23/2011 5:12:28 AM PDT · by ELS · 5 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | August 10, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Monastic Silence "The Environmental Condition That Most Favors Contemplation" CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 13, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave during the Aug. 10 general audience at the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! In every age, men and women who have consecrated their lives to God in prayer -- such as monks and nuns -- have established their communities in places of particular beauty: in the countryside, upon the hills, in mountain valleys, by the lakeside or on the seashore, or even on little islands....
  • Pope defends marriage between 'man and woman'

    08/21/2011 7:39:16 AM PDT · by bronxville · 32 replies
    India Vision ^ | 08-21=2011 | Staff
    Madrid - Pope Benedict XVI warned in a speech to more than one million pilgrims in Madrid that marriage is between a man and a woman and cannot be dissolved... "The Lord calls many people to marriage, in which a man and a woman, in becoming one flesh, find fulfilment in a profound life of communion," he told the young pilgrims. A Vatican spokesman said on Sunday as many as 1.5 million pilgrims had gathered to hear the pope. Marriage was a project for true love, deepened by sharing joys and sorrows, and marked by "complete self-giving", said the pope....