Year 13, Number 04

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by Shena Muldoon6The Lord’s Humble Worker
Viva il papa!

by Lucy Gordon22Why “Benedict”?
A man of peace….

by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger23“Have Mercy on Your Church!”
Reflection and prayer for the 9th Station of the Cross, Good Friday 2005.

by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger25“I Chose You”
Homily of His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger at Opening Mass of Conclave, April 2005.

by Pope Benedict XVI27“You Are Peter”
Benedict XVI speaks of his personal feelings about being elected Pope.

by Pope Benedict XVI30“The Church is Alive!”
Pope Benedict XVI’s First Homily as Pope.

From Our Archives
by Dr. Robert Moynihan
34“Let God’s Light Shine Forth.”
Feb. 1993: An exclusive interview with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, first published inInside the Vatican in 2001.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger42Up to Jerusalem
Feb.-Mar. 1994: The complete text of Ratzinger’s February 2, 1994 address to the rabbis and Church leaders gathered in Jerusalem.
by June Hagar44Jews and Christians Reconcile for a Better World
Feb.-Mar. 1994: The world’s first Jewish/Christian summit in 1994.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger52Life – Or Death?
Jan. 1995: Our translation of a Nov. 24, 1994 address by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, given at a conference that month.
by Dr. Robert Moynihan56Restore the Sacred
Aug.-Sept. 1995: A meeting with Cardinal Ratzinger about liturgy reform.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger60“Choose Life!”
May 1997: A Lenten talk by Cardinal Ratzinger.
by Dr. Robert Moynihan68Keeping the Faith
June 1997: A review of Ratzinger’s autobiography.
by Inside the Vatican staff, with wire reports76“I Approved It”
Nov. 2000: The controversy over Dominus Iesus put to rest.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger80The Message of Fatima: Theological Commentary
June-July 2001: A discussion on the third secret of Fatima.
by Antonio Gaspari86Ratzinger and the Movements
Feb. 2001: The head of the Vatican’s Doctrinal Congregation praises the fervor and missionary impulse of the new movements.
by Inside the Vatican staff88Restoring the Liturgy: How We Must Proceed, Parts I & II
May & June 2001: How to carry on the perennial tradition.
by Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.100Ratzinger and Kasper on the Universal Church
June 2001: On the debate between Cardinal Walter Kasper and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on the nature of the Church.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger102The Way to True Happiness
June 2001: The New Evangelism.
by Tarcisio Bertone and Rino Fisichella108Ratzinger at 75
April 2002: Two theologians assess the man and his work.
by Cardinal Jozef Tomko110“Ratzinger as I Know Him…”
May 2002: An appreciation, on Ratzinger’s 75th birthday.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger112The Greatest Mystery
Aug.-Sept. 2002: A preview of John Paul’s encyclical on the Eucharist…
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger114“Eucharist, Communion and Solidarity”
Aug.-Sept. 2002: A discourse on the Eucharist.
by Antonio Socci114Cardinal Ratzinger on the Church as Communion: An Introduction
Aug.-Sept. 2002: Understanding Ratzinger’s discourse on the Eucharist.
by Inside the Vatican staff122Is Christ the Only Savior?
Jan. 2003: The importance of Jesus Christ.
by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger128Europe’s Spiritual Foundation: Past, Present and Future
June 2004: Europe is a cultural and historical concept, not a continent clearly definable in geographical terms.

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June 2005