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  • [Cath Cauc] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger

    08/19/2019 8:48:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 18, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] John Paul II Institute. The Revolt of the Professors Has a Leader, Ratzinger By now it is evident. The point of no return was marked on August 1 by the meeting between Benedict XVI and Livio Melina, made pblic four days later by Catholic News Agency and ACI Stampa, complete with an official photo and with these words calibrated one by one at the residence of the pope emeritus:“[Benedict XVI] wanted to receive Prof. Mons. Livio Melina at a private audience. After a long discussion of the recent events at the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, he granted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon

    08/05/2019 7:09:34 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | August 5, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] What Benedict XVI Would Say To the Synod For the Amazon The forward march toward the synod for the Amazon is increasingly construed as a pitched battle with its epicenter in Germany and with very high stakes: the essence of Jesus' mission, and therefore of the Church as well.Of German language and stock, in fact, are the leaders of both formations. On one side Cardinal Cláudio Hummes and Bishop Erwin Kräutler, the biggest promoters of the synod. On the other cardinals Gerhard Müller and Walter Brandmüller, very severe critics of how the assembly has been set up. With...
  • [Cath Cauc] Pope Benedict meets privately with dismissed JP II Institute prof, expresses solidarity

    08/05/2019 2:52:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 5, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Pope Benedict meets privately with dismissed JP II Institute prof, expresses solidarity ROME, August 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI met with Monsignor Livio Melina, who was recently dismissed from the embattled Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome. The meeting, which took place last week, comes at a time when professors are being dismissed from the institute, new statues are being adopted, and courses key to the legacy of John Paul II are being abandoned.  Benedict XVI met Msgr. Melina on Friday having invited him to a private audience. Sources told CNA that Benedict...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah Endorses the “Notes” of Pope Benedict, “Martyr For the Truth”

    05/20/2019 6:13:58 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 20, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Sarah Endorses the “Notes” of Pope Benedict, “Martyr For the Truth” Cardinal Robert Sarah took everyone by surprise on the evening of May 14 in Rome, in the auditorium of the cultural center of the church of St. Louis of the French, when everyone was expecting him to present his latest book, entitled “Le soir approche et déjà le jour baisse,” on the Church’s crisis of faith and the decline of the West.Because instead, the cardinal said right away, “this evening I will not talk about this book at all.” And the reason - he explained...
  • [Catholc Caucus] Cardinal Muller: Pope Benedict has ‘duty’ to preach truth about sex abuse crisis

    04/23/2019 1:38:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 23, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Muller: Pope Benedict has ‘duty’ to preach truth about sex abuse crisis ROME, April 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Muller, in an interview with an Italian journalist, praised the recent letter by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI regarding homosexuality and clerical sexual abuse while dismissing blame placed on “nebulous” clericalism as a “false answer.” Cardinal Muller, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, validated a number of points raised by the former Pope, saying that in parallel to the rest of the world, there was a decline in morality, ethics and spirituality...
  • [Cathololic Caucus] On Ratzinger’s “Notes” There Is War Among Theologians. A Back and Forth

    04/22/2019 10:48:08 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 20, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] On Ratzinger’s “Notes” There Is War Among Theologians. A Back and Forth The “notes” by pope emeritus Benedict XVI on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have ignited a lively discussion all over the world, an example of which is presented on this page.The following text is the reply of a respected American theologian, Robert Imbelli, to the frontal attack launched against Joseph Ratzinger by two prominent representatives of the German Association of Moral Theologians, professors Christof Breitsameter and Stephan Goertz.The German original of the text by the two moral theologians can be read on...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict

    04/17/2019 1:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 17, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    [Catholic Caucus] Between the Two Popes There Is “Fracture.” The Silence of Francis Against Benedict In the week that followed the explosive publication of Joseph Ratzinger’s “notes” on the scandal of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, there are at least seven essential elements that have come into the open, which are to be kept in mind in view of future developments.*The first concerns the genesis of the publication of the “notes.” In the introductory paragraphs, Ratzinger says that he wrote them “in the hiatus between the announcement of the meeting of the presidents of the episcopal conferences and its...
  • Cdl Müller: Pope Benedict’s letter ‘more intelligent than all’ contributions at Rome Abuse Summit

    04/17/2019 8:48:56 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 17, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    Cardinal Müller: Pope Benedict’s letter ‘more intelligent than all’ contributions at Rome Abuse Summit April 17, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller has given several interviews in recent days defending Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's April 10 letter on the roots of the abuse crisis. The former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told the German newspaper Die Welt that “in his letter, Benedict has pierced the boil,” and his text “is more intelligent than all the contributions at the Roman 'Abuse Summit' and the know-it-all moral experts at the German Bishops' Conference.” In a new...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Theologians condemn Pope Benedict’s letter on abuse ...

    04/16/2019 3:40:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 16, 2019 | Maike HIckson
    [Catholic Caucus] Theologians condemn Pope Benedict’s letter on abuse crisis on German bishops’ website April 16, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Since the publication of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI's 10 April letter on the abuse crisis, the German bishops' news website Katholisch.de has published several harsh rebukes of the former Pope. For example, they accuse the Pope of causing a “schism,” of making “absurd” references to the cultural revolution of the 1960s, and also of “abusing” the very “topic of abuse.” Cardinal Gerhard Müller has come to Benedict's defense, rebuking the German moral theologians as “people who neither believe nor think.” On...
  • Full text of Benedict XVI: 'The Church and the scandal of sexual abuse'

    04/11/2019 9:36:29 AM PDT · by G Larry · 22 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 10 April, 2019 | Pope emeritus Benedict XVI
    "...in the third part, I would like to develop some perspectives for a proper response on the part of the Church." III. (1) What must be done? Perhaps we should create another Church for things to work out? Well, that experiment has already been undertaken and has already failed. Only obedience and love for our Lord Jesus Christ can point the way. So let us first try to understand anew and from within [ourselves] what the Lord wants, and has wanted with us. (cont'd) First, I would suggest the following: If we really wanted to summarize very briefly the content...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Former Pope Benedict blames church’s scandals partly on the ‘60s

    04/10/2019 7:23:24 PM PDT · by G Larry · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2019 | Sohrab Ahmari
    "The retired pontiff has drafted a 6,000-word document....meant to assist the Church in seeking “a new beginning” and making her “again truly credible as a light among peoples and as a force in service against the powers of ­destruction.” In the preface, he makes it clear that he is “no longer directly responsible” for the church and that he consulted Pope Francis before ­resolving to make the document public. Nevertheless, Benedict’s “The Church and the Scandal of Sexual Abuse” has the unmistakable ring of a papal document. You might even call it a post-retirement encyclical.
  • [Cath Cauc] If Cdl. Kasper is Right then Pope Benedict is Probably or Surely still Pope

    02/02/2019 1:07:36 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Catholic Monitor ^ | January 31. 2019 | Fred Martinez
    If Cdl. Kasper is Right then Pope Benedict is Probably or Surely still Pope esterday, LifeSiteNews reported: "Cardinal Walter Kasper – a close collaborator of Pope Francis – has expressed concern over a possible attempt at removing the current Pope from office but makes it clear that 'a forced resignation would be invalid.'” [https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.lifesitenews.com/mobile/news/cardinal-kasper-a-forced-resignation-of-pope-francis-would-be-invalid#ampshare=https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-kasper-a-forced-resignation-of-pope-francis-would-be-invalid] In September, Reuters made the same statement saying that if pressure is put on "Pope Francis to resign [it] could make it difficult, if not impossible, for him to do so, Church experts say.": “'The pope has the right to freely resign. That’s what the canon says. The...
  • THE MYSTERY OF POPE FRANCIS: WAS THERE A VATICAN COUP?

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/28/2018 5:55:37 AM PDT · by narses · 29 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 8/11/2017 | Alessandro Rico
    On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of pressures on the part of Obama administration in the United States. According to Dottori, Obama was eager to dethrone Benedict XVI for two reasons. On the one hand, his presidency was close to...
  • Why It's a Good Thing Pope Benedict Resigned and We Have Pope Francis [Cath Caucus]

    09/04/2018 2:15:44 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 20 replies
    stream.org ^ | September 2, 2018 | Peter Wolfgang
    Last week the former Vatican ambassador to the United States accused Pope Francis and senior Vatican officials of covering up sexual abuse by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò also alleged that a pro-homosexual cabal had taken control of episcopal appointments. And he called upon Pope Francis to resign. “If only we had been given a sign,” joked Catholic Vote’s Joshua Mercer. Accompanying his comment was a photo of lightning hitting the dome of St. Peter’s the day Pope Benedict announced he would resign. He thinks Benedict should not have resigned. That God did not want Francis to...
  • [Cath Cauc] Archbishop Gänswein’s Comments Were Correct and We Stand By Our Reporting

    08/28/2018 11:49:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | August 28, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    What we did report, given by an inside source close to Benedict in July, was that Benedict had issued sanctions against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick but was unable to remember their precise nature. That has not been denied. ... The Register fully stands by its reporting, drawn on sources close to the Pope Emeritus, that sanctions were issued by Benedict against McCarrick.
  • Vatican Bombshell: McCarrick Conspiracy Uncovered! (Francis and Vatican Curia Directly Accused)

    08/25/2018 9:03:29 PM PDT · by NRx · 85 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 08-24-2018 | Rod Dreher
    Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who served at the papal nuncio (that is, Vatican ambassador) to the United States from 2011-2016, has dropped an atomic bomb on Francis’s papacy, charging that “corruption has reached the very top of the Church’s hierarchy.”In a lengthy statement, Vigano says that Francis has known for years about Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual abuse, but brought him into the pontifical inner circle anyway, and sent him around the world on papal missions.In fact, says Vigano, the Roman curia has known about McCarrick since the year 2000, but McCarrick was protected by gay supporters honeycombed throughout the Vatican....
  • How Pope Benedict XVI Predicted Brexit

    07/20/2018 5:10:59 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Pathos ^ | June 24, 2016 | June 24, 2016
    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI predicted the collapse of the European Union. I do not mean that he declared it grandly (or even authoritatively). Rather, through his books, articles, and quite a few sermons, he delivered a general syllogism: I. Any unity rooted in mere economic interest is a precarious one. II. The EU is a fundamentally monetary union (without the roots required to sustain genuine human community). III. The EU is precarious. Europe, and, by extension, the Western world, has only ever come close to unity by virtue of a common creed. In Europe: Today and Tomorrow, Benedict roots the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Benedict, Abbot (Gueranger)

    03/20/2018 9:01:56 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double FORTY DAYS AFTER the white dove of Cassino had mounted to heaven, Benedict, her glorious Brother, ascended by a bright path to the blissful abode where they were to be united forever. Both of them reached the heavenly country during that portion of the year which corresponds with the holy Season of Lent. It frequently happens, however, that St. Scholastica’s feast is kept before Lent has begun; whereas St. Benedict’s day, the twenty-first of March, always comes during the Season of Penance. God, who is the Sovereign Master of time, willed that the Faithful, while practicing...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Reveals Full Text of Benedict XVI’s Letter to Msgr. Viganò

    03/17/2018 3:34:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | March 17, 2018 | Edward Pentin
    Vatican Reveals Full Text of Benedict XVI’s Letter to Msgr. Viganò The Vatican released on Saturday the full text of Benedict XVI's letter to Msgr. Vigano showing that two paragraphs were concealed. The Vatican said it had no intention to censor the letter but chose to leave out parts of it as the letter was confidential. The story as it developed. Edward Pentin See updates to this report below:  March 13: The Holy See has yet to release the full text of the letter Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI sent to Msgr. Dario Vigano, the prefect of the Secretariat for Communications, on...