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Pope Benedict XVI

Despite all the Angst, Maybe Pope Francis is Right… And the reactions were wrong for the wrong reasons

In the past week, Pope Francis said something that got everyone in an uproar (imagine that). Catholic blogs were immediately lambasting the statement. Many claimed that he was wrong to say what he said. A giant news network even got into the act and claimed it was time for him to resign. I wonder if maybe Pope Francis was right…

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“The Interests of a Few”

                    The theories of the social contract…were elaborated at the end of the 17th century (cf. Hobbes): that which would bring harmony among men was a law recognized by reason and commanding respect by an enlightened prince who incarnates the general will. Here, too, when the common…

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Two Grand Old Men of the Church

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Pope Francis Greets Pope Emeritus Benedict for Christmas!

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Magazine – The Public Face of Vatican II: Change

The Summer 2013 Volume III, Issue 2 is out in the wild! Continuing our theme for the Year of Faith, where Pope Benedict XVI has given us a tool to unravel the false reforms conducted “in the spirit of Vatican II.”  Our focus is on the goal of the Year of Faith:  A true renewal of…

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Standing on Two Feet? Does the USCCB get Social Justice?

For years, Catholic educators have used the visual of two footprints to explain the difference between two kinds of charitable works, that is, the traditional “works of mercy” and what is, in some places, called “social justice.” This latter work is explained in different ways, depending on the degree of fidelity given material has to…

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Footnote 34: Benedict’s Motu Proprio (first of two)

As he was preparing to leave office, Pope Benedict XVI promulgated a critical clarification of Canon Law regarding how the Church conducts Catholic charities of all kinds. The local bishop, not the national conferences, should be the point man, he says, and they must implement many common-sense rules that a lot of Catholic institutions are not going to like – at all.

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The Second Vatican Council: Tradition and Continuity

Think you know Vatican II? Can you name the documents and facts of Vatican II besides Lumen Gentium? Ever wonder what the popes were thinking who signaled the need for a council? (and why what happened afterward wasn’t what they were looking for) — Our latest Magazine has these and more answers!

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A Continuing Program for the Next Pope? Fr. Mark Moriarty on the Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI

Ed. Note. In the midst of the Conclave, the Bellarmine Forum is pleased to offer this guest commentary by Fr. Mark Moriarty, Pastor and Superintendent of the Church and School of Saint Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota. This commentary was adapted from Father’s bulletin article of March 10, 2013 and is offered as a tribute…

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For the Conclave: Sub tuum praesidium

It is no surprise that the Catholic and non-Catholic media are buzzing at a fevered pitch concerning the upcoming Conclave. The situation is truly unprecedented for the Church and I must admit to a certain unease about the whole thing. Not only about the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI, but also about the stories of…

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