Why the year of Faith?
There is a need for faith. Benedict XVI says so, repeats it, and underlines it in the Holy Mass which inaugurates the Year of Faith. This year will be dedicated to return man to God. A year which – significantly – marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. [...]
The Social Doctrine must be read and lived every day. Its key points come directly from the Gospel – the first and only source of inspiration of the Social Doctrine – and from there get to the key-words: person, subsidiarity, justice and peace, integral human development. These are the key words of the [...]
Joseph Ratzinger, the man of Faith turns 85
Joseph Ratzinger was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith when – in October 2003 – he gave an interview to the German Newspaper Die Tagespost. In that interview, Ratzinger issued the warning for «an unilateral academization of Theology». In Germany, Faculties of Theology are established in the State universities. [...]
Christmas according to Joseph Ratzinger
Specola Vaticana (Vatican Obsevatory) is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See and held by Jesuits. For centuries, Jesuit Fathers went up to the telescope in the observatory in Castel Gandolfo, and from that privileged point of view they looked at the sky, trying to catch [...]
Palestinian question. The interest of the Holy See.
The Executive Board of UNESCO, the UN organization concerned with education, science and culture, recommended granting full recognition to the Palestine state. Out of of 58 member countries on the Committee, 40 voted in favor of the recommendation, which was proposed by the Arab group. Four countries: the United States, Germany, Romania and [...]
The Pope in Assisi. Aiming at the Year of Faith. And – maybe – a new encyclical.
Purify the faith. Benedict XVI went to Assisi – 25 years after the first meeting of world religious leaders in the town of Saint Francis – for a day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world Pilgrims of Justice, Pilgrims of peace. And – during his speech – [...]
Spain, an evangelical World Youth Day. On the ruins of World Economy.
«Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world». These are the words Benedict XVI [...]
Christianity, is there a future after secularization?
The new evangelization is the theme of this year’s meeting of the “Ratzinger Schulerkreis,” a group of the Pope’s former students.
The Ratzinger-Schülerkreis, that is the ‘Ratzinger Students’ Circle’, brings together once a year the old theology professor, now pope Benedict XVI, and his former students to discuss a new topic every year.