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Pope Benedict XVI Did Not Suffer Stroke, Vatican Says

ROME – A Vatican source denied rumors that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI suffered a stroke this week. Rumors began circulating on social media on Monday night. Various social media posts claimed that Benedict suffered a mild ischemia stroke, where arteries to the brain become blocked and reduce blood flow. Some blamed the heat wave in …

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11 Awesome Facts About Benedict XVI’s Childhood

Just receiving Benedict XVI: His Life and Thought in the mail, I am astounded by the early life of our Pope Emeritus. Since becoming a Catholic in 2012, I’ve heard the rumors of his Nazi involvement and other rumors and rushed judgments on his resignation, but this book provides outstanding detail of his life and thoughts, often …

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Celebrates His 91st Birthday

ROME – Last year, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI shared a birthday beer and Bavarian pretzels with his friends and family. This year, the retired pope was again joined by his 94 year old brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, who traveled from Bavaria to celebrate. The retired pope turns 91 this year. Like last year (this @oss_romano …

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Benedict and Francis’ Shared Vision for the World

It’s been almost four years since Catholics around the world heard the news that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning from his place as pope. His papacy lasted almost eight years, and ended on February 28, 2013. Less than a month later, the news of Pope Francis’s election spread throughout the world. In his latest book, Benedict and …

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8 Incredible Facts You May Not Know About Father Benedict

Without question, Pope Benedict XVI is an incredible theologian and Catholic mind. In his new book, author James Day examines the writings of Pope Benedict XVI and sheds light on the Pope’s thoughts on topics that we are unfortunately all too familiar with in today’s culture—individualism, materialism, secularism and godlessness. Despite the troubles of today’s …

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What Does it Mean to be a “Green” Catholic?

The Catholic Church has a rich history of being environment conscious. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Octogesima Adveniens, a 1971 apostolic letter that warned against the consequences of unchecked human actions. “Due to an ill-considered exploitation of nature, humanity runs the risk of destroying it and becoming in turn a victim of this degradation,” he wrote. …

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Benedict XVI is Pretty Much the Theological Equivalent of Batman

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whose baptismal name is Joseph Ratzinger, turned ninety years old on Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday this year)! Pope Emeritus Benedict recently released his much-anticipated last book, Last Testament: In His Own Words, with Peter Seewald . If you are so inclined, you can find my review of the book on Catholic Exchange. …

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