Results from Tag: 'cardinal joseph ratzinger'
“Spiritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ. This union is called ‘mystical’ because it participates in the mystery of Christ through the sacraments — ‘the holy mysteries’ — and, in him, in the mystery of the Holy Trinity. God calls us all to this intimate union with him.” (CCC 2014)
Bishop Oster also raised the question of whether recent attacks on Benedict XVI indicated that the pope emeritus still presents a threat to a specific vision of the Church being advanced in Germany.
COMMENTARY: Aside from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, no curial cardinal achieved more on critically important issues than did the Chilean cardinal, who died Oct. 3.
Benedict XVI Celebrates 70 Years as a Priest: 10-Year Milestones in Joseph Ratzinger’s Service to the Church
COMMENTARY: June 29 is a fitting date to reflect on the length and breadth of the Pope Emeritus’ long priestly service.
COMMENTARY: Poignant memories of Good Friday 16 years ago carry special significance today.
COMMENTARY: How much of John Paul’s vast teaching and witness will remain of guiding importance and what aspects, if any, will be left aside?
COMMENTARY: The decades-long struggle between the conflicting Church visions of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Walter Kasper is being renewed this month at the Vatican.
Pope Emeritus Benedict showed wisdom and humility when he retracted his statement in favor of Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics.