Posts Tagged ‘Pope Benedict XVI’

A 90th Birthday Gift to Pope Benedict XVI

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Tweet Share Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleFittingly, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday on Easter Sunday. This milestone offers a chance for us to reflect on the gift that his life has been to the Church and world and to offer gifts of our own. What has marked the life, […] [Read more]

The Fruitful Witness of the Family of Pope Benedict XVI

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Tweet Share329 Pin1 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEighty-nine years ago tomorrow, in the early morning of Holy Saturday 1927, Joseph Ratzinger was born in a small town in Bavaria, Germany.  That same day, he was reborn in Jesus Christ – the first baby baptized in the newly-blessed waters of Easter.  “I have always […] [Read more]

Papal Visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2008

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Tweet Share87 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs we prepare to host Pope Francis as he comes to the United States later this month, the exhilarating visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2008 still remains in our memories as a moment of grace for the Church of Washington and for our nation. The […] [Read more]

The Pope, Touchstone of Faith and Unity

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Tweet Share4K Pin3 +13 Email Reddit Share6 Share Yum Stumble Early Sunday morning I watched our Holy Father, Pope Francis, give his Angelus talk – the comments he shares before praying the Angelus with the huge crowd – tens of thousands – gathered in Saint Peter’s Square each Sunday. Here, this enormously popular and revered […] [Read more]

Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Star of the New Evangelization

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Tweet Share50 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble One year ago today, Pope Benedict XVI launched the papal Twitter account, sending his first “tweet” to more than one million followers.  Fittingly, his effort to preach the Gospel in a new way to a worldwide audience on the “digital continent” came on December 12, […] [Read more]

Mary, Star of Evangelization

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Tweet Share72 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In preparation for the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which we observe on August 15, I invite you to a three-part reflection on learning from Our Blessed Mother how to be evangelizers.  Both Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI […] [Read more]

The Light of Faith Shines Out to Transform the World

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Tweet Share38 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn a glorious day in the Year of Faith, when Pope Francis approved the causes for canonization of soon-to-be saints John XIII and John Paul II, he also provided us with the wonderful gift of his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei. Only with the light of faith, […] [Read more]

Prayer and Continuity in the Eternal City

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Tweet Share Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As you may know, I have traveled to Rome to meet with our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, in the final days of his pontificate, and then to prepare for the upcoming conclave to elect the next successor of Peter. During this time, you will […] [Read more]

The Gift of Pope Benedict XVI

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Tweet Share24 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe news that Pope Benedict XVI plans to resign at the end of this month came as a surprise and, in some ways, a shock simply because this is the first time in modern history that this has happened.  Yet, this announcement speaks to the greatness […] [Read more]

Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Tweet Share44 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Five years ago this spring, Pope Benedict XVI, himself a former university professor, seemed right at home as he addressed Catholic educational leaders from across the United States who gathered in Washington, D.C., at the Catholic University of America. “Education is integral to the mission […] [Read more]