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Tagged: Benedict XVI

Gänswein, the halved defense

This article by Pedro Gabriel was originally published at The City and the World, a news and journalism site founded by Pedro and his wife Claire. Republished with permission. Click here to subscribe. For years Joseph Ratzinger has been at the epicenter...

Gänswein, the halved defense

Good and Faithful Servant

The death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI this morning is very sad for all of us who admired him and the tremendous impact he has had upon the Church for the past 60 years. His legacy will continue to influence...

Good and Faithful Servant

Prayers for Pope Benedict

Please join with us as we continue to pray for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whose health, we learned earlier today, has taken a turn for the worse. I have not seen any recent updates. The Vatican Press office confirmed this...

Prayers for Pope Benedict

To be a Disciple of Christ

A reflection on the readings for Sunday, October 10, 2021 — The Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Imagine a young person who is aspiring to be a professional athlete suddenly spots a famous sports star down the street. Chances are that the...

To be a Disciple of Christ

The Church Will Become Peripheral

During these first eight years of Pope Francis’s time on the Chair of Peter, one theme that has come up again and again is the periphery. Francis made “going to the peripheries” a priority—perhaps even the priority—of his pontificate very...

The Church Will Become Peripheral

I was not an ultramontanist then

When we publish articles defending Pope Francis, some of our critics accuse us of being “ultramontanists.” Another line we frequently hear is, “Where were these guys during the papacies of Benedict XVI and John Paul II?” I can only speak...

I was not an ultramontanist then