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  • Vittorio Messori confirms Benedict XVI has been placed incommunicado by the Vatican

    12/12/2021 6:18:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    From Rome ^ | December 11, 2021 | Andrea Cionci
    Vittorio Messori confirms Benedict XVI has been placed incommunicado by the VaticanAuthorized English Translation (For Links in original Article marked with “HERE” see article above)As we have already said, on the anti-papal coup suffered by Benedict XVI, this is the first, extraordinary “participatory investigation” in the history of journalism . There are so many inputs, reports, information, documents that have come from simple readers, good Catholics who do not accept to see their Faith and their Church destroyed under the globalist agenda, without doing anything. In this regard, anyone with suggestions or information can write to : we will...
  • BREAKING: Pope Francis praises heretical LGBT group condemned under John Paul II

    12/09/2021 1:48:44 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 19 replies
    New Ways Ministry, a far-left, dissident LGBT group, has leaked to the press two letters written to them by Pope Francis. In the letters, Francis thanks the organization for their 'neighborly work' and praises its dissident founder, Sr. Jeannine Gramick, as a "valiant woman." New Ways Ministry was officially barred from calling itself a Catholic ministry and from working with homosexuals in 1999 by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was serving as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. ...
  • Cyprus Prelate Stuns Pope With Turkish Bomb

    12/07/2021 5:55:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/6/21 | Jules Gomes
    Nine hierarchs boycott 'heretic' Francis, Greeks snub ecumenical prayerNICOSIA, Cyprus ( - The Orthodox archbishop of Cyprus has dropped a bombshell on Francis, lecturing the pontiff on Turkey's "ethnic cleansing" of Cypriot Christians and asking him to imitate Pope Benedict XVI's support for Cyprus against the Islamic aggressor. "Turkey barbarically attacked us and by force of arms conquered 38% of our homeland and its Christian inhabitants, always expelling them from their patriarchal lands," His Beatitude Chrysostomos II reminded Francis during the pope's visit to Nicosia. Addressing the pope in the presence of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus...
  • Flashback: Pope Benedict XVI Said Pro-Abortion Politicians Must Be Denied Communion

    06/22/2021 4:20:10 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | June 22, 2021 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Former Pope Benedict XVI warned in a 2004 memo that high profile politicians who persist in their public support for abortion should be denied Communion. Benedict wrote the memo when he was known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and when former presidential candidate John Kerry, a pro-abortion Catholic, was running for president. Ratzinger warned that “not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia” and said that though Catholics may have diversity of opinion on some topics, there is no “legitimate diversity of opinion” when it comes to abortion and euthanasia. Ratzinger’s comments are particularly relevant now...
  • Benedict XVI blasts same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation as a ‘deformation of conscience’

    09/20/2021 2:59:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 39 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 20, 2021 | David McLoone
    Benedict XVI blasts same-sex ‘marriage’ legislation as a ‘deformation of conscience’Mankind, ‘in the mode of male and female, is ordered to procreation, as well as the fact that the community of male and female and the openness to the transmission of life determine the essence of what is called marriage.’Benedict argued that “the legalization in 16 European states of ‘homosexual marriage’” has led to a “deformation of conscience” that extends beyond the secular realm, having “penetrated deeply into the world of marriage in sectors of the Catholic people.”As such, “the issue of marriage and the family has taken on a...
  • Benedict XVI: Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage is ‘a Distortion of Conscience’

    09/16/2021 6:15:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 9/16/21 | Hannah Brockhaus
    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic circles. In an introduction to a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI said that “with the legalization of ‘same-sex marriage’ in 16 European countries, the issue of marriage and family has taken on a new dimension that cannot be ignored.” “We are witnessing a distortion of conscience which has evidently penetrated deeply into sectors of the Catholic people,” the pope emeritus wrote. “This cannot be answered with some small moralism or...
  • St Clement, Bishop of Rome

    11/22/2020 7:45:21 PM PST · by lightman · 8 replies
    Vatican Archives ^ | 7 March A.D. 2007 | Benedict XVI
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, In these past months we have meditated on the figures of the individual Apostles and on the first witnesses of the Christian faith who are mentioned in the New Testament writings. Let us now devote our attention to the Apostolic Fathers, that is, to the first and second generations in the Church subsequent to the Apostles. And thus, we can see where the Church's journey begins in history. St Clement, Bishop of Rome in the last years of the first century, was the third Successor of Peter, after Linus and Anacletus. The most important testimony concerning...
  • Yes, a Pope can be canonically deposed (Synod of Sutri 1046 AD vs Canon 332)

    10/22/2020 8:51:12 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 13 replies
    FROM ROME ^ | September 7, 2018 | Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    There is a lot of talk about the Pope resigning, being constrained to resign, or being deposed... Let’s consider the question, then, “Can a Pope be deposed?” by first defining our terms. Here, “pope” means the Bishop of Rome, who ex officio is the Vicar of Christ and the Successor of Saint Peter... The first determination we must make is to distinguish the auxiliary verb “can”. A thing can be done physically, morally and legally. An enemy of the Church could arrest the Pope, force him under pain of death to sign a decree of abdication. That is a physical...
  • Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication?

    08/11/2017 6:38:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    OnePeter5 ^ | 8/11/17 | 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...
  • Benedict case closed pope tells Scalfari

    01/16/2020 3:11:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    ANSAen Vatican ^ | January 16, 2020 | Scalfaria / ANSA
    (ANSA) - Rome, January 16 - The case of emeritus pope Benedict XVI apparently coming out against Pope Francis' possible ordination of married priests in the Amazon and other outlying regions is closed, Francis told journalist Eugenio Scalfari in an interview with La Repubblica daily Thursday. Benedict's staunch defence of priestly celibacy in a book he apparently co-authored with a high-ranking conservative cleric caused a row in Church circles, with the German ex-pope accused of undermining his successor. The controversial book by Cardinal Robert Sarah about priestly celibacy came out in France Wednesday with Benedict's name on it as co-author.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Abp Viganò denounces Benedict’s secretary for ‘abusive and systematic control’ of Pope Emeritus

    01/16/2020 6:31:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 16, 2020 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Abp Viganò denounces Benedict’s secretary for ‘abusive and systematic control’ of Pope Emeritus 'Gänswein,' Viganò claims, 'habitually filtered information, arrogating to himself the right to judge how opportune or not it was to send it to the Holy Father.' ROME, January 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of the controversy surrounding the genesis of Cardinal Robert Sarah’s new book with Benedict XVI on priestly celibacy, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has released a testimony denouncing Archbishop Georg Gänswein for what he calls his “abusive and systematic control” of the pope emeritus. “It is time to reveal the...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider defends Cdl Sarah for his ‘heroic’ book on priestly celibacy

    01/14/2020 4:49:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 14, 2020 | Diane Montagna
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop Schneider defends Cdl Sarah for his ‘heroic’ book on priestly celibacy  ‘One might say that the intervention of Cardinal Sarah has provoked, so to speak, the anger of hell.’ ROME, January 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Athanasius Schneider is speaking out in strong support of Cardinal Robert Sarah for his new book with Benedict XVI defending priestly celibacy, calling his actions “heroic.”  News of the forthcoming volume, titled “From the Depths of Our Hearts: Priesthood, Celibacy, and the Crisis of the Catholic Church,” was announced on Sunday, receiving a wave of praise but also considerable backlash. ...
  • ‘I cannot keep silent’: Benedict XVI and Cdl Sarah defend priestly celibacy in new book

    01/12/2020 4:22:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 76 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 12, 2020 | Diane Montagna
    <p>Benedict: 'Married men could only receive the sacrament of Holy Orders if they had committed themselves to sexual abstinence.’</p> <p>ROME, January 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah have co-authored a new book on priestly celibacy, taking a firm stand against the priestly ordination of married men in the Latin Church.</p>
  • Former Pope Benedict Is Right: Europe Needs to Appreciate Its Christian Roots

    04/15/2019 4:45:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies ^ | Michael J. Gaynor
    Pope Benedict XVI, previously known as Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, should be heeded: he knows what of he speaks. In the first general audience of his pontificate he stressed Europe's "inalienable" Christian roots. The wisdom of his choice of the his papal name Benedict (the name of Pope Benedict XV, "a courageous and authentic prophet of peace" who led the Catholic Church during the dark years of World War I, and Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine order and one of the patron saints of Europe) is being confirmed by the current rioting in Europe by an Islamic extremist criminal element...
  • 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
    " 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...
  • Benedict XVI and the Jews: New Ratzinger Essay on Judaism causes Controversy

    09/06/2018 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 48 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 6, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    In his self-created role as the “contemplative member” of an “expanded papacy”, Fr. Joseph Ratzinger — aka “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI — has a lot of time on his hands these days, and he uses some of it to write on theological matters. Back in 1972, Fr. Ratzinger was very busy with a lot of things, such as arguing for the permissibility of public adulterers to receive Holy Communion in “individual cases”. At the time he also co-founded the theological journal Communio, together with such unsavory characters as Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Fr. Karl Lehmann, and others. Last year,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Benedict XVI: Prophet

    08/11/2018 8:48:12 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 11, 2018 | Fr. Robert P. Imbelli
    Note: Fr. Imbelli tells us he was reading along in some works by Pope Benedict XVI and was moved to extract several passages that seemed to speak powerfully to the multiple scandals in which we find ourselves. We agree, and thought you would like to see them as well. – Robert Royal During his last trip to Germany, at Freiburg im Breisgau, on September 24thand 25th2011, Benedict XVI gave two addresses to German bishops, clergy, and lay leaders. Reports at the time indicated they were not well received by the audience. From the vantage of the present crisis, however,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis Does the Holy Liturgy

    04/22/2018 4:08:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Eponymous Flower ^ | April 21, 2018 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Pope Francis Does the Holy Liturgy Pope Francis is to ordain 16 deacons to the priesthood on April 22 The Words of Consecration and the Pope (Rome) The Holy See yesterday published the texts and chants for the Pope's Mass on the 4th Sunday after Easter, which Pope Francis will celebrate on April 22 in St. Peter's Basilica. On this occasion, the head of the Church will consecrate several candidates to the priesthood.   The priestly ordinations Pope Francis will ordain sixteen deacons preparing for the priesthood as priests, sincethe 55th World Day of Prayer is celebrated  at the same...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Analysis: Was Benedict’s letter an endorsement, a critique – or neither?

    03/16/2018 2:32:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | March 16, 2018 | Dan Hitchens
    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (CNS) Benedict's past statements mean his letter was inevitably of interestThis week’s furore over Benedict XVI’s letter could seem a little overblown. First the Pope Emeritus was reported to have written a note paying a compliment to Pope Francis. Then it emerged that the official Vatican photo had blurred and concealed another part of the letter – in which Benedict declined to write a short passage on a new collection of booklets about Francis’s theology. (The refusal was mentioned at the press conference, but not on the Vatican website or in the original reports.) It...
  • [Catholic Caucus] PRAY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI

    01/24/2018 3:46:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Abysussus Absyssum | January 23, 2018 | Bishop Henry Rene Gracida
    PRAY FOR POPE BENEDICT XVI We may never know why he resigned.  I personally believe that the San Gallo Conspirators who did everything they could to prevent him from being elected in the Conclave of 2005, and failed, succeeded in 2013 in threatening the Church with such a financial disaster that Benedict, out of love for the Church and on those countless men and women around the world who depend on the Church for their very sustenance and living, sacrificed himself and resigned the exercise of the power of jurisdiction (governing) that belongs to whoever occupies the Chair of Peter, but not the power...