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Why Do the Media Rage?

April 18, 2010 Philip F. Lawler 0

The fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict’s election may strike many faithful Catholics as a somber occasion in light of the worldwide media campaign against the Holy Father. I prefer to look at things from a […]

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Planting the Seeds of Reform

April 18, 2010 George Neumayr 0

The fifth anniversary of Pope Benedict’s pontificate arrives amidst confident pronouncements of its failure: “Little to Celebrate,” “Besieged by Questions,” run the headlines. But how will Catholics and historians a century from now view it? […]

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Benedict Contra Mundum

April 18, 2010 Carl E. Olson 0

“If the papacy be dead, then the Catholic Church is dead,” wrote Msgr. Ronald Knox around the mid-point of the past century, “and if the Catholic Church be dead, Christ has failed. Close down the […]

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A Pope Who Thinks in Centuries

April 18, 2010 Tracey Rowland 0

In 1963 Columbia Pictures produced the movie The Cardinal. According to Wikipedia the Vatican’s liaison officer on the project was a young Joseph Ratzinger. In the movie there is a dialogue between a couple of […]

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A Fatherly Figure

April 18, 2010 Robert Royal 0

Cardinals literally locked in conclave to elect the next pope swear not to reveal any details of the process. But more than one of them has said in general terms that when they got together […]

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Pope Ratzinger

April 18, 2010 James V. Schall, S.J. 0

The three functions traditionally attributed to a pope are to teach, to sanctify, and to rule. The first function means keeping the revelation that was handed to Peter and the apostles intact and known to […]

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Retrieval and Reintegration

April 18, 2010 Father Robert Sirico 0

On March 18, 2005, having been at the Vatican to speak at a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of Gaudium et Spes, I found myself concelebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with about 100 other […]