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Georg Ratzinger, brother of Pope emeritus Benedict, dies in Regensburg

CNS photo/Michaela Rehle, Reuters The elderly Bavarian priest had been hospitalized in Regensburg, in Bavaria, where he lived and where he received his brother Joseph’s final visit, with whom he had been ordained on the same day. July 1, 2020  Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of the Pope emeritus, died Wednesday morning, aged 96. [...]

Benedict XVI visits his sick brother in Germany

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is seen in a file photo praying with his brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, 96, in his private chapel at the Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, traveled to Regensburg today to be alongside his brother Georg, accompanied by Archbishop Gänswein, the vice commander of the Vatican [...]

Together… we will weather these storms

"Deepen your knowledge of Jesus. This ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the Life." —St. Pope John Paul II Saturday, May 9, 2020 Dear friends, We have [...]

Letter #10, May 7, 2020: Appeal for Dignity

"In his first encyclical Redemptor Hominis ('The Redeemer of Man,' 1979), John Paul II quoted the words of Christ, 'You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.' John Paul added: 'These words contain both a fundamental requirement and a warning: the requirement of an honest relationship with regard to truth as a condition [...]

Giving Tuesday: Gifts from Dr. Robert Moynihan

"Deepen your knowledge of Jesus. This ends loneliness, overcomes sadness and uncertainty, gives real meaning to life, curbs passions, exalts ideals, expands energies in charity, brings light into decisive choices. Let Christ be for you the Way, the Truth, and the Life." —St. Pope John Paul II (Pope from 1978 to 2005) May 4, [...]

Hunger for Sacraments, Hunger for Truth, #GivingTuesdayNOW

“Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church... These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine. Just as there are for the body wounds and medicines, so for the soul are sins and repentance. However, sin has the shame and repentance possesses the courage.” —St. John [...]

Letter #7: Viganó on the (Unrevealed) Third Secret of Fatima

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Friends, Christ is Risen! Wishing the best to all of you, in this period after Easter. Hoping you are well in this strange time, with the Coronavirus still spreading invisibly, with many countries and businesses on lock down and consequent dramatic declines in economic activity — many, many people face severe financial [...]

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