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Pope Benedict XVI
We are deeply grateful to the cardinals for selecting as our universal shepherd Pope Benedict XVI, who is well known not only to Catholics but to the whole world as a man of deep faith matched by a profound intellect.
His knowledge of the spiritual confusion and malaise of the world today, and his long experience as a priest, teacher, and, for more than twenty years, close adviser to his predecessor and friend, Pope John Paul II, uniquely equips Pope Benedict to meet the serious challenges to the Catholic Church and the Christian faith in our time with wisdom, insight, courage, strength and grace.
We join millions of Catholics in praying for our new Holy Father, that the Holy Spirit will guide and comfort him as he assumes the often profoundly difficult tasks that lie before him.
And may St. Benedict and all the saints, and especially Mary, Mother of our Lord, assist him with their prayers.
Helen Hull Hitchcock, for Women for Faith & Family; and Adoremus - Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy.
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1995 - Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
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Documents, Articles, Writing by Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Ratzinger Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Bishops of United States of America on their Ad Limina visit, January 19, 2012 Ad Limina Visit Porta Fidei The Door of Faith Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI -Proclaiming for the Year of Faith, October 11, 2011 Faith POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION VERBUM DOMINI OF THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI ON THE WORD OF GOD IN THE LIFE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH - September 30, 2010 Scripture Caritas In Veritate, Encyclical Letter, of The Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI to the Bishops, Priests And Deacons, Men And Women Religious, the Lay Faithful and All People Of Good Will, On Integral Human Development, In Charity And Truth, June 29, 2009 Human Development Letter of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Proclaiming a Year for Priests on the 150th Anniversary of the "Dies Natalis" of the Cure of Ars, June 16, 2009 Year of Priest Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Members of the Congregation for the Clergy on the Occasion of Their Plenary Assembly, March 16, 2009 Year of Priest MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS, BENEDICT XVI, FOR LENT 2009, December 11, 2008 Lent and Fasting Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to Participants at an International Congress Organized by the Pontifical Academy for Life, Friday, November 7, 2008 Organ Donations
Address Of His Holiness Benedict XVI, To Participants In The International Congress, Organized By The Pontifical Lateran University, On The 40th Anniversary Of The Encyclical 'Humanae Vitae', Clementine Hall
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Humanae Vitae Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer at Ground Zero August 20, 2008,
in commemmoration of September 11, 2001
Prayer in commemmoration of September 11, 2001 Pope Benedict XVI to Young People and Seminarians: Saint Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, New York, Saturday, April 19, 2008 - Apostolic journey to the United States of America and visit to the United Nations headquarters Youth People, Seminarians Mass in the Sistine Chapel and Administration of the Sacrament of Baptism, Homily of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Sunday, January 13, 2008 Baptism The Human Family, A Community of Peace -- Message of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace, January 1, 2008 Family, Peace Encyclical Letter, SPE SALVI of the Supreme Pontiff, Benedict XVI to the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women Religious and All the Lay Faithful, On Christian Hope, November 30, 2007 Hope SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS,
BENEDICT XVI, February 22, 2007
Eucharist ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI, TO THE MEMBERS OF THE TRIBUNAL OF THE ROMAN ROTA, Clementine Hall, Saturday, January 27, 2007 marriage Homily of the Holy Father, Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Benedict XVI to Valencia, Spain on the Occasion of the Fifth World Meeting of Families, Sunday, July 9, 2006 Homily, Family Homily of Pope Benedict XVI, HOLY MASS AND EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST June 15, 2006 Homily, Corpus Chrisit Deus Caritas Est, Encyclical, December 25, 2005 1st Encyclical For the Approval and Publication of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church -- Motu Proprio of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, June 28 2005 [links to the Vatican Website] Catechism of the Catholic Church Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to the Participants in the Ecclesial Diocesan Convention of Rome, Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Monday, June 6, 2005 "Family and Christian community: formation of the person and transmission of the faith" Pope Benedict XVI Angelus Message June 5, 2005
SEE links on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Page.
Angelus Message on Sacred Heart of Jesus Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at the Mass & Eucharistic Procession on the Solemnity of Corpus Domini Homily, Corpus Christi Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at the Mass of Inauguration of his Petrine Ministry -- April 24, 2005 Homily, Inauguration Mass Cardinal Ratzinger's Homily in Mass Before Conclave -- Jesus Christ: "The Measure of True Humanism" -- April 18, 2005 Conclave Homily Funeral Mass of the Roman Pontiff John Paul II
Homily of His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
St Peter's Square -- Friday, April 8, 2005
Homily Funeral Mass of John Paul II Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, Good Friday, March 24, 2005, Mediations and Prayers by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff Stations of the Cross Introduction of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, March 20, 2005
[Links to the Vatican Website]
Catechism of the Catholic Church Letter to Bishops On the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World -Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - May 31, 2004 (released July 31, 2004) Document - Men and Women Catholic Political Responsibility - Cardinal Ratzinger's memorandum
July 3, 2004
Document - Political Responsibility Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons --Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - June 3, 2003 Document - Homosexuality Decree on the Attempted Priestly ordination of Some Catholic Women --Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (December 21, 2002) Document - Women, priesthood Doctrinal Note on some questions regarding the participation of Catholics in political life --Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (November 24, 2002) Document - Political Responsibility Vatican Warning on Mock Ordination of Women - From the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (July 10, 2002) Document - Women, Priesthood Misericordia Dei - Commentary by Cardinal Ratzinger
May 2, 2002
Document - Sacrament Penance Instruction Prayers for Healing - Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (September 14, 2000) Document - Healing Prayers Vatican Instruction on Lay Ministry -- Cardinal Ratzinger's Analysis
March 11, 1998
Document - Lay Ministry Responsum ad Dubium Concerning the Teaching Contained in Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, October 28, 1995, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Document - Ordination, priesthood Instruction on Respect for Human Life in its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation Replies to Certain Questions of the Day -- Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (February 22, 1987) Document - Human Life Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons -- Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- October 1, 1986. Document - Homosexuality
Articles about or quoting Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Cardinal Ratzinger James Hitchcock Column:Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger -- Man for the Job -- June 2, 2005 Commentary - Selection of Cardinal Ratzinger James Hitchcock Column: Pope Benedict XVI -- April 20, 2005 Commentary - Election of the Pope
Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation set for 2/28/2013, February 11, 2013
Go to vatican website for official announcement.
Stations of the Cross - Good Friday, 2006 -- Pope Benedict XVI - links to Vatican website
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/index.htm -- Index page for complete list of Pope Benedict's writings, etc as Pope.
Pope Benedict XVI - Audience with Diplomatic Corp accredited to the Holy See: Truth and the Mission of Peace -- January 9, 2006 -- Audience with Diplomatic Corp
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD AND
39th WORLD DAY OF PEACE, HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI, Sunday, 1 January 2006 -- Homily. Jan 1, 2006
MIDNIGHT MASS: SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD, HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI, Saturday, 24 December 2005 -- Homily, Dec 24, 2005
BENEDICT XVI, April 19, 2005 - New page on Vatican website.
Pope Benedict XVI -- Joseph Ratzinger
..."English translation by the Vatican Information Service of Pope Benedict XVI's first message after his election, delivered in Latin at the end of an April 20 Mass with the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel."
VATICAN CITY (CNS) April 20, 2005
Pope Benedict's XVI's 1st Public Greeting
"A Simple, Humble Worker in the Lord's Vineyard"
VATICAN CITY, APRIL 19, 2005 (Zenit.org)
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