Tag Archives: Benedict XVI

3. Consultation on Lay Participation in Politics

As a response to the July 2009 Pastoral Statement of the CBCP on Lay Participation in Politics and Peace the Tri-Com (Commissions: Social Action, Christian Formation and Worship and Liturgy) convened and discussed the mechanism on how to involve the … Continue reading

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5. Benedict XVI: “The Role of Priests is Irreplaceable”

Pope Benedict XVI received some prelates from Brazil on 17 September at Castelgandolfo, the Pope’s summer residence. “Priests must distance themselves from politics (partisan) in order to favour the unity and communion of all the faithful, thus becoming a point … Continue reading

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Priestly Spirituality

Spirituality is relationship with God and neighbors. PRENOTE Pope Benedict XVI declared June 2009-June 2010 “Jubilee Year for Priests”. Year 2009 is St. John Mary Vianney’s 150th death anniversary. Pius XI declared St. John Vianney “Patron of the Universal Clergy”. … Continue reading

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Caritas in Veritate

ENCYCLICAL LETTER ‘CARITAS IN VERITATE’ ON INTEGRAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN CHARITY AND TRUTH, Rome, 29 June 2009. Introduction Charity in truth is “the principal driving force behind the authentic development of every person and of all humanity”. Love leads to … Continue reading

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2. 99th Bishops’ Plenary Aseembly (BPA)

The 99th BPA took place on July 11-12, 2009 at Pus XII Catholic Center, Manila. Eighty-eight (88) of 98 active bishops participated. Seven of 32 retired bishops were also present. Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio’s message was on “Gender”. … Continue reading

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1. Pope Benedict Inaugurates Year for Priests

Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the Year For Priests with solemn vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, on June 19, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart. Occasion for the Jubilee Year for Priests is the 150th anniversary of St. John Vianney’s … Continue reading

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1. Pope Benedict Visits Africa

Pope Benedict XVI visited two countries in Africa, Cameroon and Angola, on 17-23 March 2009. Africa trip focused on hopes and challenges. He arrived in Cameroon on 17 March. Tens of thousands welcomed him. They lined the streets of Yaounde. … Continue reading

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1. Benedicts XVI’s Lenten Message

Issued 11 December 2008 • Three penitential practices based on Sacred Scriptures and Christian traditions: prayer, almsgiving and fasting. • Pope’s 2009 Lenten Message focused on fasting. • Fasting is designed “to prepare us to better celebrate Easter. Christ’s 40 … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI says, “the priority for the Church today is above all to nourish itself with the Word of God, so as to bring forward the new Evangelization”. He expressed his desire during the closing mass with the Synod Fathers … Continue reading

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