Tag: Pope Benedict XVI

Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

| Cindy Wooden | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full recognition of religious freedom must include recognition of the right of believers to conscientiously object to participating in activities that violate their religious beliefs and religiously inspired moral values, said the International Theological Commission.

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Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

Popes’ communication styles may differ, but message is same, says priest

Despite the stark differences in their communication styles, the papacies of retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis reflect a continuity based on their understanding of the church as united by the risen Lord and guided by the Holy Spirit, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Pope praises retired Pope Benedict’s writings on faith and politics

Pope praises retired Pope Benedict’s writings on faith and politics

| Cindy Wooden | May 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

For more than 50 years, the writings of retired Pope Benedict XVI on the relationship between faith and politics have insisted that the measure of human freedom is the extent to which each person acknowledges being dependent on the love of God, Pope Francis wrote.

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Vatican releases full text of contested letter from Pope Benedict

Vatican releases full text of contested letter from Pope Benedict

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Five days after releasing only a portion of a letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI regarding a collection of books about the theology of Pope Francis, the Vatican Secretariat for Communication released the complete text of the letter.

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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease or paralyzing condition after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.

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Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

Catholic higher ed leader Father Stromberg dies

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A priest who helped bring Pope Benedict XVI to Minnesota has died.

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Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

Pope Benedict has no regret, doubt about decision to retire, aide says

| Carol Glatz | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has never doubted or regretted his decision to resign, knowing it was the right thing to do for the good of the church, said Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household and personal secretary to the retired pope.

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MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

MN Catholics express sadness, thanks

| Susan Klemond | February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Early Monday morning, Marcelle Diedrich was half asleep when she heard the news on her radio that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month.

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Pope’s decision shows concern for good of the Church, say Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché

Pope’s decision shows concern for good of the Church, say Archbishop Nienstedt, Bishop Piché

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt said he was surprised like everyone else around the world when he heard the news about Pope Benedict’s resignation for health reasons.

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Powering up for Lent

Powering up for Lent

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Post on Facebook. Send a tweet. Less than a month before Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI has called on Catholics to get into social media.

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My experiences of the Church in China

My experiences of the Church in China

| Joseph Kuharski | April 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Last summer I decided to teach English in China with the Maryknoll Missionaries and six other seminarians as my summer apostolic work for the Pontifical North American College, where I currently reside for major seminary studies.

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