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January 6, 2017

Let’s remember the prophecy of Benedict XVI as we begin the New Year

In 1970 Joseph Ratzinger predicted the Church's declining influence in the world I bumped into a fellow parishioner when I was lighting candles after Mass on New Year’s Day. He…
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September 9, 2016

Practical governance was not my forte, says Benedict XVI

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was 'more of a professor' while Francis was a 'man of practical reform' While retired Pope Benedict XVI said organisation and governance…
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September 7, 2016

Why young Catholics love the Extraordinary Form

But don't expect them to disparage the Novus Ordo As a young Catholic growing up in an increasingly secular (or even post-secular) Britain, I am lucky to be able to…
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July 14, 2016

Catholic universities need Catholic staff, says prominent academic

A majority of a university’s faculty “must be Catholic” for a university to be Catholic, the president of The Catholic University of America said in a speech in Napa last…
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March 26, 2016

Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict's mind is "perfectly lucid" after Archbishop Gaenswein said he is serenely ‘fading’

During an interview with an Italian Magazine, Pope Benedict's longtime secretary, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, told them: “In April, Pope Benedict XVI turns 89 years old. He is like a slowly…
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February 26, 2016

Oldest Catholic university in U.K. establishes Pope Benedict XVI Center approved by the Vatican

St Mary’s University Twickenham, a Catholic teacher training institution has setup a “Benedict XVI Center” for research into religion and social sciences. The new center which has been approved by…
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February 18, 2016

Pope Benedict Speaks to Muslims

On November 28, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Ankara for a state visit to the Republic of Turkey. The pontiff’s visit, already a source of controversy owing to the…
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October 12, 2015

Letters from the Synod: special edition, October 10, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops As Synod-2015 ends its first week of work, a crucial point of…
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