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"pope benedict" Discussed on The Bible in a Year

The Bible in a Year

05:24 min | 5 d ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on The Bible in a Year

"In fact, there was a temple to the goddess Aphrodite in Corinth, or outside Corinth. I went there once. I mean, I went to the city of Corinth, and they said, up down the hill, that's where the temple to Aphrodite was. I don't think there was anything there anymore. But once upon a time, there was. And so here's what going to church, quote unquote, going to church in the temple of Aphrodite look like. This is kind of PG-13. So keep this in mind. You would bring your sacrifice. You know, whether that be a goat or a ram or a lamb, whatever the thing was. You'd bring that sacrifice. And there were three parts to a lot of these temples. The first part was where the sacrifice would be offered. The second part was there will be cultic prostitution. And so the second part of your, again, loosely saying, going to church, going to this temple, offer a sacrifice, then have these sexual relations with a temple prostitute, and then the third part was by the time you were done with all that, the part of the sacrifice you had brought would be barbecued, you know, and you'd have to be a restaurant on the back of the temple. And so basically going to the temple area, offer the sacrifice, cultic prostitution, and then have dinner. And it was one of those situations where I think I remember there was something at the height of this incorrect temple of Aphrodite, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of temple prostitutes there. You know, I think it was Pope Benedict to write about this. He talked about how Nietzsche said that Christianity signaled the death of Eros. So Eros is that love of desire, right? There's four kinds of love, Eros is one of them. Love of desire. And the Nietzsche said that Christianity killed Eros. Because he pointed to these cultic prostitutes, temple prostitution, and the cult of Aphrodite in the cult of Venus.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

05:04 min | Last month

"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"There's always reasons to be demoralized and to want to give up and to be discouraged. But somebody like John Paul the second, we look over at his example and we realize him as many reasons there are to be demoralized. There's even more reasons to have confidence in the work that God is doing in us and what God can bring to completion, the good work that he has begun. And when we cooperate with it, when we have confidence in that when we believe in it, it really does make a difference in the world. People's lives really are touched. Miracles really can and do happen. And the greatest of those miracles being the conversion of those we love. John Paul the seng gives us hope in the face of all those things that can be so discouraging. He reminds us that God's love is greater. Pope Benedict XVI he said at the funeral mass for John Paul the second, he said that in John Paul the second was kind of a sign for us that the mystery of evil, the mystery of human misery, has a limit, and that limit is the limitlessness of God's mercy, and John Paul the second now from heaven is an important advocate for us of that divine mercy. So that the more we see evil, the more cause we have to believe in the greatness of God's love and his power to overcome evil. What do you suppose it was like? This is going to seem like maybe even a silly question, Anthony. But what do you suppose it was like for him to see and to experience that communion of saints and in particular that exchange of love with a little French nun from Dijon? Well, we can only imagine, you know, and whatever we imagine that encounter with the lord and with all his angels and saints was so much more and will be the same for us so much more if we persevere in the good work goddess begun in us. His last words were that among his last words before his death, he spoke about wanting to go home to the house of the father. Whoever he met has he arrived in the father's house. His he arrived in his heavenly homeland. The true country where we belong for here we are only pilgrims. When the pilgrim Pope finally came home, all those angels and saints, including the lesser Elizabeth of the Trinity and other saints like tres of Charles and brother Adam, Mother Teresa, a padre pio, saint he knew whom he met. That homecoming that awaits us that he, he is now tasted. There's a joy in it in a fullness in it where your heart can finally rest in the joy that you'd always hope for you discover is completely surpassed. It's the joy of being being in the bosom of the father being held by the father. It's the joy of having Jesus look you in the eyes and tell you, will done faithful servant. He knows that joy now, and he longs for us to share it with him. He longs to greet us when we come into our heavenly homeland, and so he prays for us praised for us that we might know that joy to. How wonderful. Thank you so much, Anthony. Thank you and thanks for this opportunity. And thank you John Paul the second and St. John the 23rd were counting on your prayers. Amen. Amen. Thank you. You've been listening to beginning to pray. With doctor Anthony lolas. To hear and or to download this episode, along with hundreds of other spiritual formation programs, visit the serine hearts dot com, or download the free discerning hearts app located at the iTunes and Google Play app stores. This has been a production of discerning arts. I'm your host Chris McGregor. We hope that if this has been helpful for you that you will first pray for our mission, and if you feel us worthy, consider a charitable donation, which is fully tax deductible to help support our efforts. But most of all, we hope that you will tell a friend about discerning hearts dot com and join us next time for beginning to pray. If doctor Anthony lawless.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

03:30 min | 2 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Allow girls to benefit from them as the boys do. Heist calls a revolutionary step in the choir's thousand year history, and it comes after what was a tough century for the crime. Nuremberg, 1938, had an annual Nazi rally, Adolf Hitler addressed Germany's young people. The regensburg DOM spots and sang at this rally, Hitler was a fan of the choir, Friends with its director, and gave regular donations to it. It was Hitler who made the choir what it is today. Magnus Meyer was acquired by with the dumb spots in the 1980s. He says Hitler used the doms butts and as a propaganda tool for Nazi Germany. In the run up to World War II, the choir toured internationally for the first time and sang secular songs, a showcase supported by the Nazi regime. All of that ended at the conclusion of the Second World War, but another period of darkness for the choir followed. Decades of systemic physical and sexual abuse, and as a young boy, Magnus Meyer was one of hundreds of victims. The school director then Johann Meyer was one of the worst. He'd been an officer in the war, and his punishment methods were similar to the sort Nazis carried out in the camps. I truly believe if murder were not a crime, they would have killed us. According to court documents, when Meyer was a ten year old choir boy, he was regularly hit in the face by his school director. Whenever his homework had mistakes, the choir prefect punched him with a closed fist in the stomach, the same happened when he and his friends were caught chatting at night in their rooms. Because of what was happening to me at school, I deliberately did my worst work. I handed in blank pages for assignments so that I'd be kicked out of school. An investigation commissioned by the Catholic diocese of regensburg found that Meyer was one of 547 dumb spots in choir boys who were subjected to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of priests and teachers at the boarding school from 1945 to 2015. The choir was run by your grad zinger, elder brother of former Pope Benedict XVI, when most of the abuse occurred, ratzinger denied knowing about it, and by the time the abuse came to light, most of the perpetrators had died. The church compensated victims like Meyer with payments of around $30,000 each. As kids, we didn't know any better. We thought the beatings and abuse were normal. It wasn't until later that I realized none of it was. And that's when I started to deal with the trauma. That's the problem. We all thought we deserved it, that it was God's will. It's only now that I realize why I still struggle with certain things. While the Reagan's burg doms inquire has moved on from the abuse scandal. Meyer. Now 50, still struggles with post traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. He says the abuse consumed his entire life, preventing him from going to university, finding a meaningful career. His settlement hasn't been enough to pay for the therapy. He still requires, and he's filed several lawsuits over it. This is such a buyer says the decision to allow girls into the choir is a good one. And he says it's likely an effort to rebrand the choir and to try and leave the past behind, as for

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

05:52 min | 3 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Are going by and we have the sense of being stuck, so to speak, of things staying in the same place of not moving toward clarity. You can take this as a general principle for the spiritual life. God never calls upon us to be stuck in the spiritual life. There in the rich spiritual tradition that we have, there are many helps to help us move through such time so that if any one of us has been is in a process of discernment that just feels like it's not moving. Time has passed and I'm just not getting any further along in this, this is a question to ask am I alone in this process of discernment or do I have some form of dialog? Is there some way in which someone with whom I can find some guidance in this process? To go back to my own experience with father wolf, everything changed the day I began speaking with the right person about it. If we feel like we're in a process of discernment and we feel stationary and sort of stuck very often the answer is exactly what Pope Benedict is saying here and what saint ignatius built so fundamentally into his process of discernment and that is to be accompanied by a wise and competent spiritual person. We can not do it just with our own reflections and finding this guide is part of the ecclesial that is the communitarian. Nature of our faith. So as I've just said, if you feel blocked into discernment, this is a question to consider. And I would add what will easily come to mind is I really would love to find someone like that with whom to speak. But it's not easy. Or maybe I've even made an effort here or there. And I wasn't able to find that kind of person. There's more that we could say about this, I don't want to get too far afield in all of this right now. But I would just say this, don't lose hope. We have a God who promises us seeking you will find. And that's a promise. And if you're doing your best to seek and you haven't found God is not going to let you lose by it in your process of discernment. So don't give up hope too quickly. Don't assume too quickly that it simply it would be nice, but it's not possible. And I would say be willing to make a bit of an effort in this too. If it means driving an hour. If you're in an important discernment that hour may be the best, the best hour of the day you spend. Because that conversation may make all the difference in your process of discernment. So the holy eucharist, confession, prayer with scripture, silence, and spiritual direction, all of these directed specifically toward the process of discernment were undergoing, and then finally I'll mention

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

04:49 min | 3 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

"Moved this from a stirring in my heart to a process that led toward clarity and toward a discernment which really determined then my vocational choice. I'll be forever grateful to him for that. But I cite this now because that's the principle that ignatius has in mind. Not to be alone. Certainly if it's a significant process of discernment, is there somebody that we can speak to if only once or twice or more regularly if at all possible? And that will be an enormous help in the process of discernment itself. When we actually meet with someone in spiritual direction, it does at least two things. Others, but I'll just mention these two. It allows us to express our spiritual experience to put things into words, and all of us know this experience of sometimes when we're able to say something, we understand it a lot more clearly than we did beforehand, no matter how long it has been in our hearts, and of course the other person can help us express it. Just being able to put things into words in the proper setting with the proper person helps us enter into and understand that spiritual experience much more deeply. And then of course we get help with discernment so that someone who is wise and competent and knowledgeable in these matters will be able to maybe say some of the kinds of things we're saying here now. But in a way that we can't hear because we're in a group setting, we'll be able to apply them individually to you in your process of discernment. This is a brief quotation from a Wednesday audience talk of Pope Benedict XVI. This is from September 2009. And the holy father is speaking about a figure of holiness from the 11th century in the eastern church, and that is saint Simeon, the new theologian, and he's been commenting on the fact that as a young man, Simeon found his vocation with the help of a wise and holy spiritual father. And that leads him now to apply this to more broadly to the church, and Pope Benedict spoke about this a number of times and with the same kind of clarity that you'll see here.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

04:42 min | 7 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Well, I want to talk to you about the life of Benedict, the 16th. By the way, how old is he today? Now, last week, he celebrated 95th birthday. So he's had a long, long arduous life. That's hard for me to believe that he could be 95, my goodness. Now, so let's talk about his life. Obviously, German, his last name, ratzinger, I assume in your book, you go through his life from the beginning. Yeah, basically that the book is a part of the fee and an overview of the legacy. So it's not a conventional biography or Benedict the 16th, but it does tell the story from the beginning from his childhood where of course he grew up as a child under the tyranny of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. So he knows what totalitarian secularism is. Because he experienced it firsthand. As did of course St. John Paul the second with his experience of communism and the Nazis are both. So these men know the dangers of the absence of God in human affairs because they experienced it firsthand as young men. And I think that St. John Paul the second saw in cardiovascular someone who had the same understanding, not just of authentic, Christianity, and orthodoxy, but also of the dangers of secularism and that's why the two men I mean look at the two points two terms coined by them. It was St. John Paul the second who coined the term the culture of death and it was Benedict the 16th Ashley on the eve of his election that spoke about the dictatorship of relativism. So I think the early lives of both these men enabled them to see the horrors and terrors of a godless politics which unfortunately 20% of America and many of the younger generation appear oblivious of. Well, I think that's the heart of it and it's why I admired John Paul the great and I admire Benedict because they understood what is at stake. They had lived through it themselves. Obviously, if Benedict the 16th is now 95 years old, he was fully aware in the midst of the Nazis in Germany. He was fully aware of what was happening at the time. He saw it. And I think because John Paul, the second similarly saw it, first the Nazis, then the communists, the Soviets, they understood the levels of wickedness that can come about. I think that there are many people today Joseph younger people who they simply can't comprehend it or if they grew up in America as you didn't, but if they grew up in America the way I did and didn't have parents like mine who had lived through this hell, they simply can not conceive of how evil things can be when you pull God out. But the men were talking about they saw it with their own eyes and they spoke about it. The vacuum is called by the absence of God is still the viciousness. It's as simple as that. But we have the naivete based upon two things I think. First of all, the dictatorship of relativism to use Benedict's own words where we basically don't believe there's a coherent and cohesive reason governing things. Both St. John pull the second and bend into the 16th following in the tradition of the church, St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas insisted upon the indiscriminate union that the industry will marriage between faith and reason. So in a world which is abandoned that for emotion and feeling and relativism and self empowerment, you know, that we end up with the anarchy, which is the consequence of that absence. And the other thing is, of course, the absence of history. We are so ignorant of history, particularly the younger generation that have been delivery not taught it, because the history teaches lessons that the radical relativists don't want us to learn. So we now have a generation of people that know nothing about the Nazis, nothing about the communists, nothing about secularism. And the consequence, of course, is we're in danger of making exactly the same mistakes. We are going and we are making the same mistakes,.

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Joseph Pearce Reflects on the Life of Pope Benedict XVI

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:20 min | 7 months ago

Joseph Pearce Reflects on the Life of Pope Benedict XVI

"Talk to you about the life of Benedict, the 16th. By the way, how old is he today? Now, last week, he celebrated 95th birthday. So he's had a long, long arduous life. That's hard for me to believe that he could be 95, my goodness. Now, so let's talk about his life. Obviously, German, his last name, ratzinger, I assume in your book, you go through his life from the beginning. Yeah, basically that the book is a part of the fee and an overview of the legacy. So it's not a conventional biography or Benedict the 16th, but it does tell the story from the beginning from his childhood where of course he grew up as a child under the tyranny of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. So he knows what totalitarian secularism is. Because he experienced it firsthand. As did of course St. John Paul the second with his experience of communism and the Nazis are both. So these men know the dangers of the absence of God in human affairs because they experienced it firsthand as young men. And

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Why Joseph Pearce Wrote 'Defender of the Faith' on Pope Benedict XVI

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:30 min | 7 months ago

Why Joseph Pearce Wrote 'Defender of the Faith' on Pope Benedict XVI

"Decidedly literary person and a man of great faith. His name is Joseph pierce. He's been on the program before talking about many books. His books on Chesterton and souls and eats it in so many others. He has a new book out about someone you may have heard of, Benedict the 16th. I think you can tell from the name that he was Pope. Remember, Benedict the 16th, a biography titled defender of the faith by our friend Joseph pierce, Joseph pierce, welcome back. Great to see you. The greatest year again, Eric, it's been some time. Good to see you again. It has. And I just have to say, congratulations on the book. It's a beautiful book. I may not be a Catholic, but I am a Christian and I have been a huge admirer of so many Catholic Christians through the years. Obviously, Chesterton at the top of the list. But Benedict the 16th. Always, in awe of him, his leadership, his intellectual abilities, his fierceness as a defender of the faith. So it seems appropriate to me that you titled the book defender of the faith. What was it that led you, Joseph, to write this biography? Well, like you, Eric, I've been an admire of Benedict XVI for many years since time when he was cardinal ratzinger prior to that. We need to remember that as well as the relatively few years he was poked. He was St. John Paul the second's white hand man for a quarter of a century prior to that. So this man was basically the most powerful man in the church apart from St. John Paul the second for a period of a third of the century. And he's a time I think of a restoration for the church after what we might call the madness and miasma of the modernism of the 1970s where the world where the church or at least certain members of the church were seduced into trying to become like the world to sort of follow the world and you and I both had my chance to turn and Chesterton said we don't want a church that will move with the world. We want to charge that will move the world. And I think this St. John Paul the second and Benedict the 16th moved the world rather than moving with it. And there's a crucial difference. I think you're quite right. And I

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Pope's peace prayer for Ukraine recalls ancient prophesy

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 9 months ago

Pope's peace prayer for Ukraine recalls ancient prophesy

"Pope Francis is presiding over a special prayer for peace in Ukraine the hawks back to a century old apocalyptic prophecy about peace in the world the prophecy was sparked by the pool to the visions of the virgin Mary two three peasant children in Fatima Portugal in nineteen seventeen Francis has invited bishops priests and the ordinary faithful from around the world to join him in a ritual of deep spiritual importance to many Catholics and a source of fascination to others retired pope Benedict the sixteenth plans to participate under France's envoy is celebrating a simultaneous mass at the Fatimah shrine itself this is the pope's latest effort to ready press for an end to the wall while keeping options open for dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church I'm Charles that's one

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Patrick Coffin on His Claim That Pope Francis Is an Anti-Pope

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:30 min | 9 months ago

Patrick Coffin on His Claim That Pope Francis Is an Anti-Pope

"Eric always an honor to be back with you, sir. Thanks for having me. Well, it's a joy. And you're provocative thesis is what? Compressing a lot in a few words, the thesis has to do with evidence that I've been not really paying attention to. And until I started to really drill into it, that Pope Benedict XVI on February 11th, 2013, when he announced his abdication. Only abdicated partially in there. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Let me sum up your thesis, because I thought you were simply going to say this, and then we're going to get into the details. All right. Your thesis is that Pope Francis is not the Pope. He is an anti Pope. Now, you've got to explain before we get into why you a faithful Catholic think it's possible that Francis is not the Pope and an anti Pope. You have to explain to us non Catholics. What in the world is an anti Pope? Okay, taken from a different angle. An anti Pope is simply a man falsely believed to be the Pope. Doesn't mean anti Christ doesn't even mean he's a bad Pope. It's just someone who's not directly able to hold the office of the Roman pontiff. A nonprofit posing as Pope. Not necessarily posing. He may feel himself to be the Pope. His subjective psychology is something I can't get at. Nonetheless, the non Pope. In the shoes of the fishermen,

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"pope benedict" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

06:48 min | 10 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Office building Roy a conservative from Texas and spam burger a moderate virginian didn't campaign on same issues both were elected in 2018 but they found out they had something in common since they were in her office Roy lets bamberger start the story One day he was wearing a UVA tie And so I commented on the UVA tie From there you know And having gone to the University of Virginia lived in Richmond got great friends in that city still I represent many of them That's right They also learned they shared the same birthday and love of their Alma mater's basketball team Roy bristles a bit at the narrative that their political polar opposites I mean we disagree on a lot But we agree on a lot too There's a number of things that we're trying to come together and instead of repair literally and solve some problem The problem they believe needs fixing now is the perception that members of Congress are making money in the stock market because of inside information they learn in briefings or committee meetings There's a ten year old law already on the books called the stock act which requires lawmakers to disclose stock trades within 45 days but spam burger says that approach doesn't work It's not just enough to know what members are buying or selling It's that they shouldn't be buying or selling Roy's lawmakers just have an inherent conflict of interest If you are buying calls on Google how can the American people have confidence that you're going to make a truly objective policy decision on the size and scope of Google with respect to any trust questions for example Roy points to his own experience He had an investment in a pipeline that ran through his district but he opposed something they were doing and was part of discussions to address it and he thought maybe he should sell his shares But then I called ethics as a wait a second I'm beating them up now publicly So if I unload it now it looks like I'm kind of gaming it while I'm trying to beat him up so I ended up kind of sitting on it which I think was actually the my financial detriment but that's neither here nor there to this point My point is we shouldn't be in that box The pair says their bill wouldn't prevent lawmakers from investing None of this would stop you from being able to engage in free enterprise and free market and being able to continue to hold your investments All we're saying is put in a blind trust or broadly traded index funds Saying that we want to affirmatively ensure that the American people can have trust in us and the decisions we're making and therefore we can not own individual stocks or we have to put it in a blind trust That to me is a choice you make when you choose to run for this office Their legislation would not only bar lawmakers from picking individual stocks it would extend the band to their spouses and dependent children Spam burger argues it's just common sense It eludes me as a possibility that someone would say to the American people oh no no no no My spouse My spouse makes all his own decisions Just because I'm in COVID briefings ignore the fact that when a pandemic starting he's buying stocks insert pharmaceutical company name People are going to see you're insulting my intelligence right It's bad if you do it it's bad if they do it Roy says if members have concerns they're open to tweaks to the legislation We can solve this problem This isn't curing cancer I mean we could just sit down and figure out a solution that we think works And then you can always amend it later I think we have locked ourselves in a place in Congress where if we don't think that you've got all the votes that you need or if people are still willing to pay attention you can't bring it forward and so you lock out legislation and public debate More lawmakers are signing on to their bill but there's still no guarantee it will advance Others on Capitol Hill are proposing similar legislation and congressional leaders are signaling they're open to the idea Both bamberger and Roy say it's one issue voters from both parties agree on Of all the issues that I talk about this one gets one of the most positive reactions across the ideological spectrum although I'm in downtown Austin or in fire breathing hill country and almost really why is that already been done People are coming up to me and saying oh my gosh I was reading about that Bill That to me is really notable because I maybe sort of deep and wonky on the legislation I'm working on but usually And you are Oh thank you But this is a place where the reaction is visceral They say making this reform isn't easy way to make it clear lawmakers make decisions without any ulterior motive It's a chance for us to say when I'm working on legislation When I'm taking a vote when I'm in a briefing I'm not thinking oh let me wonder how this could benefit me financially I'm thinking about how do I serve my constituents People deserve to know that we are working for them first and foremost and not our own financial stock portfolios Yeah I think this would be a very simple statement that you shouldn't be able to get wealthy on the back of the job you or carrying out on behalf of the people you represent One point royans bamberger make is the process they use to develop the bill talking across the aisle and being open to changes is the same one they think needs to happen more in Washington Dear dear Walsh and PR news A report on sex abuse in the German Catholic Church has faulted former Pope Benedict XVI handling of four cases Now several weeks later the 94 year old has acknowledged that abuses and errors took place when he was Munich's archbishop But as NPR Sylvia pujol reports the former Pope has denied allegations of wrongdoing The former Pope's letter was released by the Vatican accompanied by a statement from his lawyers and videos of his personal secretary archbishop georg's vine reading the letter in German and Italian I've had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church All the greater is my pain for the abuses in the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate The report commissioned by the German Catholic Church had faulted Benedict's handling of four cases in Munich from 1977 to 1982 Benedict's response was a reflection on a long life nearing its end in which he stressed that in his meetings with abuse survivors he had always asked for forgiveness for the church While the former Pope's letter was deeply personal his lawyers rebuttal was sharp claiming the report contains no evidence for an allegation of misconduct or conspiracy in any cover up By the former Pope The men in the church With authority still after all these decades do not understand that this would not fly English editor of the Catholic daily la Croix says Benedict's letter sounds defensive The letter says I'm really very sorry for these horrible things that happened but I had nothing to do with it And Pope Francis and my lawyers believe me Christian beisner of 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"pope benedict" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:32 min | 10 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A mask Vaccinated The mask haven't made a difference with cases that studies are showing and help us enough Randy gauthier has two children in district schools and is in favor of masks and other mitigation measures Wearing a piece of cloth on your face It's just a very easy thing you can do to keep your fellow community members safe and healthy and keep their family members at home also safe and healthy 38 says those who compare wearing a mask during a pandemic to brutal tyranny and fascism are prioritizing hyperbole and a stereo over health The European Union announcing a $48 billion plan to become a major producer of semiconductors The block is trying to curb its dependency on Asian markets with a component that powers everything from cars to game consoles With Europe's reliance on Russia for energy showing the political risks of economic dependency the 27 member block is moving to raise their economic self sufficiency in the semiconductor sector A court has said yes to federally funded family planning can Linux Continuing to make abortion referrals at least for now Today's decision is set back for a dozen Republican attorneys general who are trying to restore a Trump era ban on the practice The Biden administration reversed that prohibition in new regulations that were issued in October Retired Pope Benedict XVI is begged for forgiveness over church sex abuse allegations without admitting any wrongdoing The AP's Charles De Ledesma He adds all the greater reason by pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in these difficult places during my mandate Benedict asked forgiveness for any grievous false in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases but admits to no personal or specific wrongdoing after an independent report criticizes his actions in four cases during his time in Munich He headed an arch diocese in Munich from 1977 to 1982 Now WGN sports you heard it here northwestern knocked off Indiana 59 51 Next up for the cats it's the alliance on Sunday afternoon pregame at 1245 The tip off at 1 o'clock with David on 7 20 WGN and WGN radio dot com.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:16 min | 10 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"You see the value and worldwide market news The push for a global minimum corporate tax rate is still alive and well and you want it first The Labor Department has sent an emergency regulation to The White House So do we Bond yields around the world are tumbling Bloomberg daybreak With Karen Moscow and Nathan Hager Straight ahead latest local headlines plus a check of sports On Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com This is balance of power on Bloomberg television and radio I'm David Westin for Bloomberg first word news We go now to Mark crompton David thank you European Union member states say they agree that tough sanctions should be imposed on Russia and the event it invaded Ukraine European Commission isn't giving specifics on what those penalties might be Russia has positioned more than 130,000 troops near Ukraine's border That's according to U.S. and UK estimates Russia denies it has any intention to attack Ukraine The UK government is ruling out the prospect of an early election in Northern Ireland saying it will be held on May 5th as planned It ends the uncertainty over the date following the resignation of a top democratic unionist party official last week Sinn Fein would share his power with the DUP one of the election held sooner than may Retired Pope Benedict XVI is asking for forgiveness for any quote grievous false in his handling of clergy sex abuse cases but he's still denying he personally did anything wrong Benedict's lack of a personal apology or admission of guilt immediately riled abuse survivors who said his response reflected the Catholic hierarchies quote permanent refusal to accept responsibility for sexual abuse of children by priests Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries I'm more crumpton This is Bloomberg Thank you so much Mark Want to follow up on.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:05 min | 10 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on WTOP

"Police chief is responding to allegations that he kept a watch list of people who asked for certain kinds of information about the police department Peter Newsom answered the allegation at an online community event There was not a watch list Newsroom now leads the police department in Prince William county I was going to create a list of everybody that was critical of the Metropolitan Police department in Washington D.C. would probably be more than just a couple of people pretty lengthy list Of all who recently filed against D.C. says there was a list and that those on it included reporters advocates and others who wanted information on things that could embarrass the police department or city Kyle Cooper TOP news The parents of a teenager who's accused of killing four students at a Michigan school are facing a key hearing to determine if they will face trial Attorneys for James and Jennifer crumbly have asked a judge to consider a postponement so they can further prepare but that request was turned down The crumblies who were in court for today's hearing are charged with involuntary manslaughter they're accused of making a gun accessible to Ethan crumbly and failing to intervene when he showed possible signs of mental distress Four students at Oxford high school were killed 7 more or 7 more people were injured in the shooting November 30th Just weeks after a German law firm reported former Pope Benedict had missed handled for clergy sex abuse cases while he was archbishop of Munich He's now asking for forgiveness Poop marriages Benedict asked forgiveness today for errors made in the handling of sexual abuse cases while he was archbishop of Munich saying he had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church His words came in a letter responding to a report into cases of sexual abuse which accused Benedict of misconduct for not restricting the ministry of convicted priests but Benedict failed to admit personal wrongdoing in for specific cases.

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Retired Pope Benedict seeks forgiveness over sex abuse handling, admits no wrongdoing

AP News Radio

00:25 sec | 10 months ago

Retired Pope Benedict seeks forgiveness over sex abuse handling, admits no wrongdoing

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Former pope was at meeting where pedophile priest discussed

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Former pope was at meeting where pedophile priest discussed

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:03 min | 11 months ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Carol President Biden is clearing up any confusion about the U.S. stance on Russia and it's possible invasion of Ukraine I've been absolutely clear with president Putin He has no misunderstanding If any any assembled Russian units move across Ukrainian border that is an invasion Yesterday Biden said a quote minor incursion by Russia NT Ukraine would be met with a less forceful response from the U.S. Senate's allies Well President Biden is marking his first year in The White House with approval ratings at new lows Bloomberg's Amy Morris has more from Washington The poll from The Associated Press norc center for public affairs research shows a majority of Americans for the first time disapprove of how the president's handling the pandemic and inflation 56 to 43% with a margin of error of 3.8% Compare that to July when 59% of Americans said they approved of Biden's job performance But now only 28% of Americans say they want him to run for reelection in 2024 including only 48% of Democrats In Washington I may be more as Bloomberg radio a report into child sex abuse in the German Catholic Church says former Pope Benedict knew about abuse and failed to take action when he was archbishop of Munich The inquest into the German Catholic Church has found that Pope Benedict then called Joseph ratzinger was told about the facts of four separate cases of child sexual abuse and that he allowed the alleged perpetrators to remain active in church roles Rat singer has previously denied that he knew of the abuse Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries On Nancy lions You could save big when you bundle your home and auto with progressive But when we just come out and say it it feels like it falls a bit flat So instead we're going to have someone else say it because for some reason when a random person talks about how great something is in a commercial it's more believable I saved with a progressive home in auto bundle And there you have it I mean.

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Retired pope faulted over abuse cases when he was in Germany

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 11 months ago

Retired pope faulted over abuse cases when he was in Germany

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Vatican No. 2 and deputy both positive for COVID

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 11 months ago

Vatican No. 2 and deputy both positive for COVID

"The the Vatican Vatican has has announced announced the the Vatican Vatican secretary secretary of of state state and and his his deputy deputy have have both both tested tested positive positive for for the the coronavirus coronavirus officials officials say say cardinal cardinal Pietro Pietro Perotti Perotti who who serves serves as as the the Vatican's Vatican's secretary secretary of of state state and and the the pope's pope's number number two two has has very very light light symptoms symptoms while while archbishop archbishop a a good good bit bit of of power power is is a a symptomatic symptomatic there there was was no no immediate immediate comment comment on on the the lost lost contact contact with with pope pope Francis Francis it's it's not not clear clear if if Francis Francis has has so so far far received received a a booster booster shot shot which which is is being being administered administered to to his his predecessor predecessor pope pope Benedict Benedict the the sixteenth sixteenth these these are are the the first first cases cases of of covered covered nineteen nineteen confirmed confirmed so so high high up up in in the the Vatican Vatican hierarchy hierarchy since since the the pandemic pandemic began began I'm I'm Charles Charles the the last last month month

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"pope benedict" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

"The world over demanded apologies threatened to recall their ambassadors from the vatican warning that the pope's words dangerously reinforce a false and biased view of islam for many muslims holy wars jihad is a spiritual struggle and not a call violence. Well it may be but there's still a whole heck of a lot of them to whom it is more than a spiritual struggle. It is an actual struggle that has led to a world war. I you know the the utter denial of a reality that is you have to. You have to close your eyes and blindfold yourself to miss this a doctrinal conservative. That would be his greatest sin. Pope benedict the sixteenth. His greatest fear appears to be the loss of a uniform catholic identity. Not exactly the best jumping off point for tolerance and interfaith dialogue. All right if the new york times is upset at the pope's words demanding. He apologized for quoting words from centuries ago that offended muslims May maybe we can strike a deal you know. I like to offer solutions on this program. Maybe what ought to happen. Is that if we get the new york times to apologize to karl rove and scooter libby and a number of other people they have impugned and maligned and defended with their printed words and they're editorializing and maybe we can go to the pope for one more apology. I get maybe wouldn't mind adding one more to the list that he has already made. If you read this whole aditorial bothered to read the whole thing to you but what becomes obvious here ladies and gentlemen that the people of the new york times and the lives the libs view religion in in a totally different way from anybody else. That's the only conclusion that you can come to hear Religion is simply a device whereby practitioners trying to make themselves feel good in otherwise screwy and out of control world. It's like it's like the religion of the church of oprah. It's like the religion of the church of environmentalism or the religion of the church of animal. Rights are feminism. It's all designed to make the practitioner feel better about his own worldview. But it is. It has no depth it has no foundation and it has no meaning. it it. It's you know these people forget that we are dealing with evil. They don't even acknowledge it haven't even reached the point where they could forget it. They don't even acknowledge it. And real religion Whatever its problems may be real. Religion is all about fighting the dark side and fighting evil and fighting sin. Is it not. That's the purpose and help provide faith for answers to questions that we are capable of asking but we will never be able to answer the new york times. Says you know we just. We need love. Jackie de shannon. What the food needs now is blue. Sweet love That's not what's needed. Pope is is is practically. Bow down on his hands in these. I'm sorry i didn't mean any offend anybody. They weren't even my words. Let me go leave me alone. And it's still not enough. You can't apologize to these people What is necessary here is a is a muscular and forceful unflinching devotion to god that looks evil in the i n calls it by. Its.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on WORLD OVER

WORLD OVER

03:38 min | 1 year ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on WORLD OVER

"But hormonal of rupture is simply a starter. I it seems to me. Great great point father jerry. I wanna pick up on on. What bob was saying there about the the nature of the liturgy and i'm going to say something controversial. I would argue. The old mass is in many ways. And the reason you mentioned seminarians who say a while. The lights went on for me when i said the old mass now understand what. The new mass was was attempting here. I would argue. The old mass is in many ways in the way it looks and sounds is closer to what was envisioned by the second vatican council fathers and the letter of the vatican council documents than some of the odd forms that the nova sordo has taken in recent years for instance they never pro pro Prohibited latin. They never prohibited auto oriental facing the east away. From the people gregorian chant. All of that is stricken from the from many many local vernacular masses around the world. Talk to me for a moment about this conflict that the pope might be setting up between the new and the old mass and how that might pit francis against benedict in the hearts and minds of the people which would be a very bad thing. Well just by the nature of this document and this papal action People are saying that pope francis has cast aside a very good thing that pope benedict did and that the pope francis is doing it for reasons which don't add up You know the post says. He's concerned about unity in the church. Let's cardinal muller said. Does a much bigger problem. With the unity of the german episcopate the german bishops promoting heresy in their diocese That needs to be stopped We also have the pope in the document says their liturgical abuses in the new mass. And that's actually one of the most significant albums that people face for the last fifty years mass celebrated in a different way in every parish with outrageous things happening. The pope says that those things have to stop. Well i hope he issues a motor proprio enforcing that because you know that is in the minds of many people going to the new mass and having you know father ex Decide his mass will be this way. That's been a real problem. Now your broader point is very true. klaus camber of all the gama was a liturgical expert and he said that the mass that was put out in one thousand nine hundred sixty five which was a modification of the nineteen sixty two mission incorporating. Some changes in the vernacular. He said that was what the council fathers envisioned which was not a radical rewriting. Not an elimination of latin not ditching of the sacred music tradition. It was simply making more accessible. Parts of the mass. In which the people's ability to understand it would be made easier through the readings and the prayers but that the central prayers the certainly the creed the gloria and then. The canon of the mass. Those should all be maintained in the sacred latin. Because that's a living link with our ancestors in the faith so what we have now raymond very unfortunately in this new need not have happened. We have a whole bunch of people who are very upset at the pope. They can't understand what he did. They're willing to obey him in the sense that they consider him to be the pope and they want to be loyal catholics. But they're also knocking on the pope's stores say holy father. You made a big mistake. We are not against you the church or anything that you claim in that document. We are not separatists..

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"pope benedict" Discussed on KFC Radio

KFC Radio

05:56 min | 1 year ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on KFC Radio

"Donnie compulsive shut off like that right pretending to be the pope jackass could do that. You know And i just did it as a priest so yeah sure you can walk around. People probably be like all. These important breezy somebody. You know what it doesn't get enough talk. Like pope ratzinger the nazi pope. What they put before. Pope frankie who was only like a minute and then step down. Roy really benedict pope benedict. Oh some shit went down there. Oh yeah like. He probably was true. Nazi youth or whatever like you. Don't just give up pope. No that's like he's still. He's still works at the vatican. That's what i'm that's what. I also like it if he was like. I'm ill and he's dead now or like bedridden or something like that but he just gave up. It's like you're lifelong dream as priest getting drafted and then being like. I don't wanna play anymore. Something's really up. One of my childhood daydreams. I'd always have like recurring daydream. Was i always thought it'd be so cool to to fake like your entire life. Pretend to be catholic. Go through the whole process of becoming a cardinal and becoming a pope apprised of jewish. I faked it. And i was like that'd be like the ultimate like the greatest troll that's ever been done religions not real all. This is fake. I faked the entire. I don't hate that. I i did. Because he's because he's like gays or okay. Okay dogs go to heaven. Yeah he just like you can. Doesn't it doesn't matter if he's like all those things we've been focusing on you for hundreds of thousands of years. Nobody'll they're all. forget about it. I you ever see the life of david gale movie. I've heard of. That's a cool movie. I don't wanna spoil for you. But there's there's some shit like that that it's like the ultimate commitment to a troll like the prestige with the pope..

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"pope benedict" Discussed on The Bellarmine Forum Podcast

The Bellarmine Forum Podcast

05:03 min | 1 year ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on The Bellarmine Forum Podcast

"The greek catholics. The melkite s- done this throughout the history. The church and there hasn't been a problem and pope benedict. Said it would. It is not a division but stunningly. When i started calling around i found several persons who had opinions on the latin mass. And whether it was divisive my search led me i to a church megalopolis. The first suburban amt church in megalopolis. And i passed through there recommended that i speak with brooks hearst smith the our cia director. She describes herself as actively engaged in the ministry of perish and made clear that her pronouns are she her. Let's listen to brooks hearst smith from her own words at sixteen. I joined us in a new church workshop like it was really neat. I was so impressed that women like me could like preach to the community. And i still remember the reverend wail like the leg. Doors raise their hand to make the community respond someday. I hope to be like electoral. I am practicing raising my hand and speaking like they do like today like i teach. Sei alike. i also work on my ministry likasi eucharistic minister. I hope to keep it going when i into college next year. I asked her if she felt threatened by the latin mass being available. I've never been to the latin mass. But i've heard it mentioned by some faithfully now. Faith community brooke explains that she approaches catechism as a way to welcome newcomers and accompany them on their journey to discover what god means to them. I believe it's not about rules in the past but a self directed journey of discovery of meaning in the community of service to the poor needy. Faith is knowing that you can help. I do remember being threatened by a person who insisted that we used a baltimore. Catechism memorize rigid rules. He really harmed the others in the asiatic a class and made them feel marginalized. He would not join us in spirituality encounter workshops and told us he felt these demonic just using that harsh.

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Pope Reverses Benedict, Reimposes Restrictions on Latin Mass

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 1 year ago

Pope Reverses Benedict, Reimposes Restrictions on Latin Mass

"Pope Francis re imposes restrictions on mass celebrated in Latin pope Francis has cracked down on the celebration of the old Latin mass by reversing one of pope Benedict the sixteenth signature decisions he said he was re imposing restrictions because Benedict's reform have become a source of division in the Roman Catholic Church Francis issued a new law requiring individual bishops to approve celebrations of the old Tridentine mass this move is a major challenge to traditionalist Catholics opposed to the second Vatican Council which allowed mass to be celebrated in the vernacular traditionalist immediately denounced it as a devastating attack on the old liturgy I'm Walter Ratliff

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Pope Said to Be "Alert," in Good Shape After Intestinal Surgery

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

01:25 min | 1 year ago

Pope Said to Be "Alert," in Good Shape After Intestinal Surgery

"Is alerts after undergoing intestinal surgery. Pope Francis remains at Rome's Gemelli Hospital, the Vatican, saying the 84 year old pontiff is in good condition, breathing on his own. This following what officials call a scheduled surgery on Sunday. The Holy See office releasing a statement saying the pope is expected to remain in the hospital for seven days, barring any complications, a well informed source telling Italian news agency ANSA that Pope Francis was in good spirits, even joking with doctors after he woke up from surgery. People realize it's probably a minor thing in the grand grand scheme of things and he should be able to recover just fine. According to the Vatican, the pope is being treated for diverticulitis, a condition where small, bulging pouches along the digestive tract become inflamed or infected, which can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating engaged early. The Vatican says the pope's procedure lasted three hours. Surgeons, removing the left side of the colon. Removal of that segment should allow him to be relieved of his chronic symptoms and have a normal, perfect healthy routine for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, among the many folks reaching out to wish him well is his predecessor, Pope Benedict The former pontiff's private secretary says the retired pope is praying for the current pontiffs full recovery. That's a B C's Amy Robach 2021 is the

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Pope Franics gets vaccine for homeless in Rome

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 years ago

Pope Franics gets vaccine for homeless in Rome

"The Vatican has begun offering Kubic nineteen vaccines to homeless people and says it plans to expand the program in the coming days the group of twenty five people who live in residencies from by the pope's chief alms giver who received the shots in the Vatican's auditorium they've joined pope Francis embraces pope Benedict the sixteenth I'm although Vatican employees and their families who began receiving the vaccines last week Francis is cool the universal availability of the shots especially for the poor and most vulnerable he's also said it's ethically necessary to take the vaccine recently telling an interviewer because you're playing not only with your health but the health of others I'm Charles Taylor this month

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"pope benedict" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"It came moments ago from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who says President Trump does spare some responsibility for last week's attack on the Capitol. But McCarthy also argues a fast track vote to impeach him will only further divide the nation. He suggests the motion for censure, in fact, finding commission instead. But the impeachment debate Rolls on in the House. Fox is Rachel Sutherland has more live. Lisa. Final vote dispenses soon on one article, Incitement of Insurrection. Democrats Cedric Richmond, who's leaving Congress to serve in the Biden White House, said President Trump did not learn any lessons from his first impeachment a year ago. Simply put. We told you so The gentleman's time has experience. Richman out. Republican Mats Gates was jeered when he brought up black lives matter Protests over the summer. Some excited the metaphor that the president let the flame will they let actual flames, actual fires and time from outstanding. There will be harder in the House. Some Republicans expected to cross over and vote to impeach including this Cheney of Wyoming. Lisa Thanks, Rachel. Meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to agree to invoke powers to call senators into an emergency session, which means a Senate trial. During President Trump's final week in office does not appear likely. The pope Gets a covert vaccine days after calling it everyone's moral duty to receive the Copa 19 vaccine. Pope Francis gets his first round of the visor shot, the retired pope Benedict is getting a jamas Well. Francis, who turned 84 December, 17th is missing part of a lung and is considered high risk. He's been following social distancing guidelines but has appeared before crowds without a face mask. Kocsis CJ Papa in the U. S a new single day record for deaths over 4300. As.

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"pope benedict" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"pope benedict" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Trump does bear some responsibility for last week's attack on the Capitol. But McCarthy also argues a fast track vote to impeach him will only further divide the nation. He suggests the motion for censure, in fact, finding commission instead. But the impeachment debate Rolls on in the House. Fox is Rachel Sutherland has more live. Lisa Final voted Spices soon on one article. Incitement of Insurrection. Democrats Cedric Richmond, who's leaving Congress is serving the Biden White House, said President Trump did not learn any lessons from his first impeachment a year ago. Point point way told you so the gentleman's time has expired. Richman out Republican Mats Gates was jeered when he brought up black lives matter. Protests over the summer excited the metaphor that the president let the flame will they let actual flames, actual fires and time from outstanding There will be harder in the house. Some Republicans expected to cross over and vote to impeach including this Cheney of Wyoming. Lisa Thanks, Rachel. Meantime, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to agree to invoke powers to call senators into an emergency session, which means a Senate trial. During President Trump's final week in office does not appear likely. The pope gets a covert vaccine days after calling it everyone's moral duty to receive the Copa 19 vaccine. Pope Francis gets his first round of the visor shot. The retired pope Benedict is getting a Jabba's well. Francis, who turned 84 December, 17th is missing part of a lung and is considered high risk..

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Vatican report finds that John Paul II knew of allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick

Bob Sirott

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

Vatican report finds that John Paul II knew of allegations against ex-Cardinal McCarrick

"Into X Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has found that bishops, cardinals and Popes downplayed or dismissed reports of his sexual misconduct. The 400 page report determined Pope John Paul, the second was warned about McCarrick but made him archbishop of Washington anyway. Pope. Benedict was also aware of the allegations, it says Pope Francis also continued his predecessor's naive handling of the predator until a former altar boy alleged abuse. Francis then defrocked the 90 year old McCarrick last year after a Vatican investigation confirmed decades of allegations. The word of the year for

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Rev. Georg Ratzinger, Choirmaster and a Pope’s Brother, Dies at 96

Morning Edition

00:20 sec | 2 years ago

Rev. Georg Ratzinger, Choirmaster and a Pope’s Brother, Dies at 96

"Report the ailing brother of former Pope Benedict has died. Georg Ratzinger was 96. Last month, Benedict spent several days in his native Germany with his brother, Ratzinger was also a priest. Benedict had not traveled outside of Italy since 2013. That's when he became the first pope to resign in about 600

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Retired pope suggests St. John Paul II be called "the Great"

John Williams

00:20 sec | 2 years ago

Retired pope suggests St. John Paul II be called "the Great"

"And emeritus pope Benedict is honoring ours hoping that pope John Paul the second might be named to John Paul the great only two other popes have had such a distinction they were the fifth century pope Leo the first and sixth century pope pope Gregory he's making the sex sex suggestion on the centennial of John Paul the

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Birth of the Urban Legend

True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest

04:59 min | 2 years ago

Birth of the Urban Legend

"Today I am going to take a look. At myths and one in particular that is huge a myth that is regarded debated by perhaps perhaps millions of people and it starts in Rome. No one could talk about the Catholic. Church without mentioning. Vatican City. Balance City is an independent city state within Rome. Italy is under full ownership sovereign authority and jurisdiction of the holy. See the area that occupies represents the smallest city state in the world coming in at one hundred ten acres with a population of about a thousand. It is ruled by a type of theocracy minister by the pope while the Holy See dates back to earliest Christianity. The Independent Vatican City state on the other hand didn't come into existence until February. The Eleventh Nineteen Twenty nine this is different from the papal that occupy most of Italy from seven fifty six to eighteen seventy. The Vatican walls were built to keep out pirates during the ninth century. Pirates were pillaging much of southern Italy when they sacked. Saint Peter's in eight forty. Six Pope Leo. The fourth decided he needed a little extra protection. A thirty nine foot wall was constructed around Leone City. An area which included the current Vatican's territory gradually when the threat receded. Many gates were opened in the walls. It was shortly after the wall was built but no connection. Eight fifty five to eight fifty eight that a new pope came into power. The story goes that a lady pontiff rained for a brief time in the ninth century. Disres- was a young woman who disguised herself as a man and entered religious training distinguishing herself as a scholar. She rose through the church ranks and elected Pope John. Eight the year eight five. She went onto rule for two years. Her gender always concealed but he flowery holy robes. Her secret was only revealed. Eight fifty eight when she unexpectedly went into Labor during a papal procession. Some accounts say she died in childbirth while others claim that her and raged followers dragged her behind a horse and stoned to death. Either would've been an appropriate response for the Times before you scoff at the idea of a female pope. Let me lay out some facts. The story of a female pope surfaced in the thirteenth century. Chronicles written by a couple of Dominican Friars then in the fourteenth century. She was mentioned in a book about famous women. Her image eventually graced paintings sculptures and Tarot cards for a short time. She was included in a collection of papal bus in. Italy's CNN Cathedral. Some historians dismissed Pope Joan as a myth that we go. Here's our myth citing that her supposed rain overlaps Pope Leo fourth and Pope Benedict third. Some scholars believe that she was had been expunged from the church history. One ancient scholar provides her nationality place of birth length of her pontificate as two years. Seven months and four days. Then there are some who say she didn't die immediately after giving birth instead she was deposed after her confinement and did penance for many years after her death she was buried in. Estonia were her son held the Office of Bishop generally today all sources a pope. Joan are thought to be nothing more than an urban legend yet. There are hints of a female Pope's existence in both art and architecture on the pillars and Saint Peter's basilica in Vatican City seven sculptures showing a woman's facial expression while going into labor can be found but wait in the oldest surviving com copy of the pump typical the official book of biographies of Popes during the early Middle Ages Pope Benedict. The third is missing completely then are medieval coins that show the likeness of Pope Jonas Elias. Yes there are and this is suggesting that she may indeed have existed. Science had proved that these coins are not fake when archaeological find has documents that Pope Joon US crown. Louis the second of as a holy Roman emperor eight fifty six. Although the available evidence seems to cast some doubts regarding the existence of Pope John. It is likely that some would continue to believe that this figure was real whether it's a piece of fiction or history detail. Pope Joan will most likely on until absolute physical documentation surface. It finally and the

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Jonathan Pryce, 'The Two Popes'

Popcorn with Peter Travers

12:55 min | 3 years ago

Jonathan Pryce, 'The Two Popes'

"There's a movie now that you can see a Netflix. It's called the two popes and it stars my guest today. Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Living Hopkins. Playing guess what the title characters doing doing it brilliantly. So Jonathan Welcome Creek Pope Francis there. You are the big news now. About Pope Francis is his encounter with this woman in the crap out there where he sort of slapped her hand. Yeah Yeah have you been being asked this question now would I please slap really. Okay do I WANNA be grant. At the Golden Globes. There was a lot of Grabbing and pushing polling I was tempted to slap but I feel really sorry for him because people aren't seeing the whole whole sequence video where that particular woman grabbed him very yanked him yanked him and he's He's an Obama scientists bound to hurt. Well let's talk about the two popes in terms of the whole concept of you being offered this to play the The Argentinian Paul. Because we don't see him in the movie being the pope really walk up to that while Anthony Hopkins is playing Pope Benedict German. is you're an Argentinian to Welshman playing these. Yeah somebody must've said. That's that's what we need is to Welshman to do this time for Welsh. Pope was watching and watching. You play this. I kept thinking this other. Argentinian you play. which was one there? You are the dictator in a way. Pope can be a dictator but Pope Francis Go. You is the liberal reform. The one that wants to give them more compassionate look at the church. Did you have any trepidation about pilots. Just just just the usual about whether I wanted to do any of. Is that how you approach them. All Walk Negative. Say No no I thought uh I thought I'd be on a hiding to nothing representing this particular pope. But that didn't last very long. I read the script and won ten. You that Fernando Morella Morella was gonNA be directing it. I definitely wanted to do it and I think it was mainly to do with the fact that I'm not religious logistics. I was brought up in the Christian faith. I went to church until I was a teenager. but I found that this pope was the first pope who I thought was speaking to me and millions like me about issues that what. Mrs Narrowly to do the Church or organized religion but to do with politics and to do with speaking out up folding environment and about the economy about the injustice is the during the world so I he was someone for great empathy towards towards and help. That looked like him a bit and I walk like came definitely Even though you've got ten years on me you could sneak into the the Vatican may be busy and just an take over there and do what you would need to do there. Does that give you a feeling when your plane that that this was what I would do if I win. The pope shoes. I wouldn't be so presumptious to fix that but I'm glad he's doing what he's doing And obviously he's got. There's the whole church and Vatican side of things which he doesn't seem to be able to deal with those conquer but when you're constantly reading lots of stories about how he's disliked within the Vatican because he's a reformer and people don't want that change and I think that's that's why he became pope. He was be made pope in order to make these changes. Otherwise so why choose him because he was in the never been an odd uh-huh latin-american Pope and the film implies of that we don't necessarily know the truth. That benedict wanted Bagogwe uglier to be the next pope because he saw in him things that he could not even he couldn't do he saw in many ways his opposite didn't they and this is it. I didn't mention this in the introduction but benedict was a pope who retired. WHO said I'm not going to do it anymore? And so we have to popes who Are Alive in this world today and they're the clips at the end of the real popes in seeming tab. Having a really terrific time when I sold the first Kata film I was bit disturbed. They were showing the real popes at the end of the phone. Because I thought it would invalidate everything. We've been doing for the previous to house. But what you see in these two men is a is a the committee this just a welcoming the way they they greet each other with great affection and you can see the respect. They have for each other and far from taking away from our performances it they it enhances. It gives an element of truth to what we were doing. It's a really terrific script. Ns Two popes one of these two guys talking to each other which sometimes scares people when they go to the movies. I want that but yet a mirage as a director makes this movie move. You've so beautiful to gorgeous thing to look at. It's also sometimes. Polaris that's going on. Did you all know that that was what was going to happen before he did it. No no what's what's wonderful about. The film is that it It's such a surprise for audiences once don't you don't you. You gotta get them in there and then once they're in that It's a surprise Because it's it's much funnier than I ever expected. And and the audience expect and I think the way we made the film there was no. We didn't have many preconceptions. I don't remember ever talking onto Tony. I'm going to be like this. And he said I'm going to be like this and finance and I want you to do this. That and the whole process was really organic bound because we have the the strength of that script bit underneath his you know holding us up and when I saw it and the way Fernando put it together other because he says his work starts in the editing room he lets us do what we want and encourages us to go certain ways but when I they do what they want to that yeah good directors do that they let you think your your your coming up with the Serving quietly feed and things in your ear they let you think it's your idea So when I saw it I didn't know it was going to be so funny. Rondo humorous. I mean that first scene of your character trying to book his own plane reservations on the fault. Yeah probably apparently did that. That's what he did but it's the post game I saw with a big audience was telluride. And because you I don't know what to expect and that moment the right at the beginning of the phone web the audience laughs as one. The huge wave of laughter. You can feel the audiences sir. I sent me sat by a few. And they're going to enjoy this and the you can feel the audience sitting back and saying this. This is going to be okay you can. It's like Yep okay you know bring it on make happen and yet it also doesn't avoid the controversies that exist within the church. Now the whole thing with the problem priests they're predators that are there and also their histories. Can you talk a little about his history. Go Yeah it back in the seventies in terms of Argentina. It's all mostly. It's all in the film and we didn't shy away from it. The way were applauded and thanked thanked by the people people in Bonus Iris. When they sold the film we had a screening because they that fear was this is going to be a whitewash elma? Crossover Haggi Auger fear Goglia. Because he is still seen as a divisive character in Argentina because of his perceived involvement involvement with the cardinals. I've found on Youtube footage of him being interrogated by or question by his peers fellow cardinals about his involvement with the colonels. And you see a very different man the man you see smiling on the balcony. And he's made pope he's he's he's very doer he's quite angry. I think he's impatient. He's drumming his fingers on the table. And I put that image together with talking to a Jesuit priest and bonus. Who worked with him? I who said they didn't like him. He was Very always stays. Ah Stay by himself. He didn't mix I he was he never smiled. I'm when they saw him on the balcony. This smiling pope. They didn't recognize him because he was smiling. Didn't person yeah. But then you do get the other side of him where he is in the film you see him Saying mass and the kind of the slum township areas and and the other side's members very popular so it's not a a a bio-pic it's not a huggy overview of this man. It's a it's a Watson Study of him and I think we've been fair to him because we all respect him and admire him And we had a screening in Rome three or four weeks ago were members of the Vatican Cambridge theory and They said they liked liked. That enjoyed it And a particular Cardinal WHO's a friend? WHO's a friend of Love Benedict and of Francis He'd liked the phone very much. Fernando the director said. Do you think we were too hard on the church. And he said you went hot enough woo but he also said that he thought France would like the film and he wanted the DVD to take them to show him the film. I love so That review see that. Yeah well what do starts right. Yeah that'd be good and also from France's family in Argentina. Fernando got an email to say that they'd seen it. They enjoyed the film and they liked. What we've done Representing their uncle. That was that was really nice. Colon uncle Uncle Horace to two years. How were you and Anthony Hopkins together? You know. You haven't made anything or done anything before. Really WE'VE BEEN ON A. We're both on the recording of under milk. Wood the Dylan Thomas Poem that was produced by George Martin. Twenty seven years ago the Beatles producer and Tony was first voice. I was second voice and you come twenty seven years later. We're in Rome and the coal sheet has You know you're rated as the importance in the film. The number and I was number one and Tony was number two so it was my revenge after twenty seven audit your greet each other even morning with morning number one number two. It went on from there but we. It's interesting the what happens to the two men in the film is reflected. Did what happened to Tony. And I because you know in the film you see two men sort of sniffing around each other like a pair of dogs like where each other Eh Wary of Tony but I was. I was I I'm an aura of Tony Hopkins. I'm a great admirer of his. So I'm not played late into those early scenes and as you see the pope's relationship growing so my friendship with Tony grew and It is the equivalent of both of us. All of US tangoing together by the end of it. That's a good way to put out.

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Celibacy book co-authored by Pope Benedict sets off firestorm

WBZ Midday News

00:36 sec | 3 years ago

Celibacy book co-authored by Pope Benedict sets off firestorm

"A publisher gets in the middle of the controversy of the two popes the book not the movie has the movie about retired pope Benedict and current pope Francis heads to the Oscars a San Francisco based publisher has added fuel to the fire in the book controversy involving the real life to popes this week Benedict ask for his name is co author to be pulled from a French book defending priestly celibacy that was after it was pointed out the pope Francis is expected to loosen celibacy rules for pres the French publisher agreed but the American nastiest press refused to back down it said it is keeping

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Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe

Monocle 24: The Briefing

13:02 min | 3 years ago

Plan to Cut U.S. Troops in West Africa Draws Criticism From Europe

"Look look first at NATO the the actual military chiefs of rich Jew shortly to convene in Brussels the United States brost hat chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley has burned one interesting acting item on the agenda in advance prefiguring a potential drawdown of American forces in West Africa. This is extremely likely to prompt and unenthused response from France in particular which is extensively deployed a theater which it believes not without reason is a key frontline in the ongoing global campaign against Islamist extremism. Mary what's what's going on here. Won't use the United States Losing interest abruptly in West Africa. Well I think there are two reasons. one of them is because president trump is specially I think The top brass in American intelligence. They are very fixed on what they see As the future threat coming from China and that they are increasingly concentrating their resources looking in that direction the other thing and is that trump came to office and this is often forgotten Saying that he wanted to stop American engagement in in foreign wars. And this I think was one of the one of the reasons why he was elected. It was very popular policy For a lot of Americans and it remains so but right through his time as president trump has faced quite a lot of opposition from the top brass about cutting back on Americans abroad have been various attempts. He tried to pull Americans out of Afghanistan. The top brass objected. He tried to pull Americans out of Syria. Immediate media outcry from all the allies and saying he was betraying the Kurds. He tried to pull out of Iraq. Similar things West Africa could have basinas. Gene is a sort of slightly soft touch because the only people he's going to offend particularly by that again to be the French as we've seen well on the subject of the French being offended Jonathan they going to be aren't they and not without reason France already has four and a half thousand troops deployed in West Africa. There's two one hundred twenty more due to go shortly And it's not like they've been doing nothing night. They have found somebody to fight once they got there. Oh Yes yes. They've been very active. There and suffered suffered quite a few casualties as part of that. But also this fits for the Frans into a broader attempt by president. Emmanuel McCall to reset reset France's relationship with its former colonies in Africa lens going ahead on the economic front and on other fronts And and I think the question here is how much France wants to take responsibility for this region of the world how much it sees this. Moore's wars an international global Issue which the. US should continue to be involved with Mary. You made the accurate point. The trump's big pitch in two thousand sixteen was that he would bring troops home that America would not engage itself in pointless ridiculous interminable wars overseas etc.. He he probably does understand that the best pitchy can make this. November Is along the same lines. He he walked a very narrow path. Victory in two thousand sixteen but if he can go back the American people in two thousand twenty and say the economy's all right. I haven't started any stupid. That's probably his best shot. That being the case Do we wonder how nervous other NATO military chiefs are going to be the prospect of trump actually. Winning this thing is then possible that the arrest of NATO really has to stop thinking about the United States as the cornerstone of the alliance. Well I think that quite a lot of NATO but especially in the European Union That sense has really been strengthening. Ever since trump came to office there was quite a lot of diffidence Shall we say through the campaign. When trump seemed to cast aspersions on the future of NATO suggesting that it wasn't necessarily in US interest to Continue to be in NATO And you saw the Russians from that right across Europe but especially interestingly in Britain of course but also in eastern Central Europe where they see the United States and NATO in particular the protector. The A big protector of their security against Russia. Now it seems to me talk though Trump seemed to have been brought round a bit Um about the sort of survivability and relevance of NATO nonetheless that Trepidation in Europe remains and we've seen seen just in the last few days With a paper I think originating in the British military Where they say the new British government? When it does it's it's promised Security and defence review has got to look ahead to a time when the United States may and not be Engaged as it is in Europe and when the UK will have to look to being more autonomous in defense security terms and that is a complete rethink For All the British military your finds itself in classically horns Komo whatever cliche One canoes there on the one hand they want the United States to remain Invoke very very involved in NATO and if one is on his to be the main pair in NATO and supplier of troops And so on but at the same time particularly with trump in the White House. They don't want America to dominate dominate. When NATO is going so you get this whole debate about where is NATO? After the end of the Cold War Matt calls from about it being brain dead and having to rethink its future. Sure and so on. But you're has first of all to decide what role it sees for the United States and whether that allies with what trump things a couple. Let's move on now to the rare problem of what a retired. Pope should do with his time. Pope's usually leave the office of course only when recalled all to barracks by the omnipotent overlord but benedict the sixteenth bucked. This tradition in two thousand and thirteen when he handed in the big hat voluntarily since then benedict addict has mostly maintained inappropriate silence but he broke it a few weeks back to speak up in defense of priestly. Celibacy apparently concerned by reports that his successor Pope Francis Francis favored the church taking a more relaxed attitude. Will it now appears that Benedikt is walking it back. His name will be removed from future editions of the book in which he made his feelings known Mary. First of all It's obviously not possible to know the mind of a retired Pope Benedict the sixteenth sixteenth. But why would he be assuming that this point that anybody cares what he thinks. Well I think because he still has the rank this extraordinary sort of rank of Pope Emeritus America's extraordinary thing. I'm opposed America's you think he keeps on these credit card. Well that doesn't the hotel upgrade but by keeping the title even emeritus That puts tim effectively on a par with the current pope And I think that was always going to create difficulties and it's probably remarkable really that we haven't seen gene similar difficulties until now But I think that's also when you when you look at the two characters when you look at Pope Benedict as being What appeared a very reticent very theologically based very traditional minded German pope hope? And you look at Pope Francis who's latin-american And this in fact is where this whole troubles risen. Because he's talking about parts of the Amazon Wurzburg ver-very difficult priests. This argument is being going on for quite a long time as to whether if lifted the celibacy requirement. Then maybe it would be easier to find priests for those very remote remote areas But it does seem to me that in terms of character as well as in terms of everything else you're looking at two very different people and also a church which house has still a very strong conservative. Whatever the president pope says tries to do has a very very conservative lobby Maybe majority he I don't know and which you know finds it useful to appeal to the power of the Pope Emeritus. Jonathan an ice will confess to our listeners that I am not myself in especially accomplished a Catholic theologian. But you think I am. I'm hoping you know more about about this than I do. Just benedict the sixteenth quoted views on the issue in question itself. He says it doesn't seem possible to realize both vocations by which he meant the priesthood and marriage simultaneously. Now other married people in my experience have jobs boy. Is this one any different because When you become? I'm a priest as I understand it celibacy is part of your Decision to remove yourself from the material every every day human world and become somebody somewhat different Maria. I would like to expand this conundrum to the more general principle. Here which is which is what happens happens when people leave high office once you should that be the end of it once you are off the stage as it were should you therefore just shut up. Well I think One of the reasons may be the reason Currently for the continued existence of the House of Lords in the UK. is exactly I'm going to give a sort of position and role For people who have I think the current terminology is stepped back from public life But they can also make trouble even when they're in the Lord's even in what is regarded as subordinate position. vis-a-vis the comments I mean. We saw That Margaret Thatcher Entre gave her successor. John Major very hard time when he was in office And it's been I think it's quite difficult for people who've been to that extent engaged engaged on the front line Actually to say nothing when they see or seems to them that they're successor is behaving behaving such a foolish way when you suddenly become used to that and when you're still relatively young I mean that's the one has a number of quite young a young presidents prime ministers and so on retiring. Tony Blair Bill Clinton others who I think will find it very difficult just to say ongoing off to rotate long walks in the countryside. And say nothing I mean I. I'm sympathetic to that to an extent because it must be the heck of it adjustment from having the sort of the world hang. Hang on your every word to suddenly you know. Once you've sort of signed a piece of paper handed off nobody caring anymore but is there Jonathan away that you can do you. I guess constructive backseat driving. I mean I've just come back from Australia. Where our current Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been weathering? The bushfire crosses to a chorus of criticism. Some of it from one of his predecessors Kevin Rudd who broke with the protocol of differential respect and sank the Bhuttan with what unmistakably like relish the way that you can actually be helpful as a former officeholder. Yes I mean you can bring the wealth experience that you've had and good judgement judgement etcetera etcetera To to bear if your success was wanted of course they may not want they may not want somebody who was there and was perhaps more successful than them sitting on their shoulder the whole time so. It's very very difficult situation. I think you'd have a lot of ex-leader pitas find their way into leading a foundation for good works and so on but almost inevitably they get caught up in in what they used to do. I mean I think one of the one of the strongest conventions about not interfering not even commenting on your successor was in the United States. where past presidents were not not supposed supposed to say a word about their successor? But that's been broken barrack Obama who has been quite voluble On the subject of what he seizes uses the errors of Donald Trump's ways and on the one hand you know that's a lot of us who would say well you know good on him quite right for doing that on the other hand. I I think there's a very a very sensible place for this convention that says actually you should find something else to do or just imagine. Donald Trump defeated in November. I don't think he'll go silent silent.

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