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Pope Benedict XVI



Pope Benedict XVI (born Joseph Ratzinger) is a retired German Roman Catholic prelate, spiritual leader, and prolific author. He was a professor of theology before being appointed an Archbishop and Cardinal in 1977, and from 2002 until his election as pope in 2005 he served as Dean of the College of Cardinals. His liberal theology became increasingly conservative and he advocated for fundamental Christian values to counter what he saw as the increasing secularization in many countries. In 2013, he unexpectedly announced his resignation as pope citing a “lack of strength of mind and body.”

Pope Benedict XVI
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Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life

Joseph Ratzinger's Eschatology is seen as a leading text on the "last things"―heaven and hell, purgatory and judgment, death and the immortality of the soul.

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On Love: Selected Writings

The Pope Emeritus has decided to make available this collection of his homilies, most previously unpublished, in which he addresses the theme, which from the beginning he has celebrated, pondered, and witnessed to more than any other: Love.

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The Joy Born of Faith

Gathered as we are in this historic cathedral, how can we not think of the countless men and women who have gone before us, who labored for the growth of the Church in the United States, and left us a lasting legacy of faith and good works?

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTruth is not determined by a majority vote.

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World Over - 2013-02-23 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger Interview Special with Raymond Arroyo

An encore of Raymond Arroyo's 2003 landmark interview with the man who would become Pope Benedict XVI - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The World Over exclusive is the only extended English language interview ever given by the future pope.

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Signs of New Life

At life's many crossroads, the Sacraments of the Church continually bring people into contact with the saving work of God: Baptism, Confirmation, Confession, Holy Eucharist, Matrimony Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick.

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An Interview with Cardinal Ratzinger

He may have the toughest job in the Church. He is the Vatican's chief protector and promoter of Catholic doctrine, second in power only to the Pope, and certainly one of the most important men in the Roman Catholic Church today.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIt is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity. Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion.

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Benedict Xvi Addresses a Speech to Pope Francis

It is the first time he speaks in public about his successor. “I am impressed by his goodness,” says Ratzinger.

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Faith and Politics

This book compiles all of Pope Benedict's (Joseph Ratzinger's) various books, speeches, and homilies on political themes inside one volume.

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