Magisterium

In Hope We Were Saved

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While I am waiting for Pope Benedict XVI's next encyclical, I have decided to do something with the first two ones. Right now my interest is on "Spe salvi" because of the way it relates to the Social Doctrines of ...
Magisterium

Sacramentum Caritatis

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Pope Benedict XVI's post synodal exhortation on the Eucharist is now available in PDF and Word format. You can find it here.. The text of the distribution file is taken from the one found at Vatican.VA and Zenit. ...
Magisterium

Pope Benedict’s Introduction to “Deus Caritas Est”

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Below is a translation I made for the introduction to "Deus Caritas Est" which Pope Benedict XVI wrote for Famiglia Christiana: I am happy that "Famiglia Cristiana" sends to your home the text of my encyclical and gives me the possibility ...
Augustiniana

Pope Benedict at the Tomb of St. Augustine

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Zenit has published the English translation of Pope Benedict XVI's homily during a visit at St. Augustine's tomb in Pavia Italy last April 22, 2007. In that homily, he reminded the faithful of the importance of love in the ...
Catechism, Christian Life, Christology

Jesus’ Cry on the Cross

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Jesus’ Cry on the Cross
And at three o'clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34, NAB) The first time my attention was called to this passage ...
Magisterium

Caritas in Veritate

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Pope Benedict XVI’s third encyclical is now available.  It is called “Caritas in Veritate” and you can find it here.  I have also made a PDF version of the document for distribution to my students in the Social Doctrines of ...
Church in the World

Nunc Dimittis

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Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. ...
Magisterium, Theology

Have You Read “Dominus Iesus”?

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Have You Read “Dominus Iesus”?
Have you read the document "Dominus Iesus?". It is a document categorized as a declaration and prepared by the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in February of 2000. The prefect of the congregation then was Cardinal ...
Church in the World

Then, Joseph Card. Ratzinger; now, Pope Benedict XVI

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Then, Joseph Card. Ratzinger; now, Pope Benedict XVI
"The cardinals  haved chosen  me, a humble and simple worker of the Lord's vineyard.  It is a consolation to know, however, that even the Lord can use a humble and simple instrument in His work....  I entrust myself to ...
Catechism

The Seed and Life

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The history of salvation is also the history of a seed that God nurtures through the vicissitudes of human events and brings it into fruition.  "I shall put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed.  ...
Magisterium, Scriptures

The Apostolic Exhortation “Verbum domini”

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Finally, two years after the release of the synodal message "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church", the Holy See has released the post-synodal exhortation "Verbum domini" (the Word of the Lord).
Internet, Ministry

The Priest and New Technologies

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