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Biography of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI
Jesus of Nazareth (Part 2) available March 10, 2011
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Second volume of Jesus of Nazareth available March 10, 2011

Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week--From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection | by Pope Benedict XVI

Jesus of Nazareth Study Guide, Volume II -- Paperback

For Christians, Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, who died for the sins of the world, and who rose from the dead in triumph over sin and death. For non-Christians, he is almost anything else-a myth, a political revolutionary, a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers.

Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, and no myth, revolutionary, or misunderstood prophet, insists Benedict XVI. He thinks that the best of historical scholarship, while it can't "prove" Jesus is the Son of God, certainly doesn't disprove it. Indeed, Benedict maintains that the evidence, fairly considered, brings us face-to-face with the challenge of Jesus-a real man who taught and acted in ways that were tantamount to claims of divine authority, claims not easily dismissed as lunacy or deception.

Benedict XVI presents this challenge in his new book, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection, the sequel volume to Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration.

Why was Jesus rejected by the religious leaders of his day? Who was responsible for his death? Did he establish a Church to carry on his work? How did Jesus view his suffering and death? How should we? And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead and what does his resurrection mean? The story of Jesus raises many crucial questions.

Benedict brings to his study the vast learning of a brilliant scholar, the passionate searching of a great mind, and the deep compassion of a pastor's heart. In the end, he dares readers to grapple with the meaning of Jesus' life, teaching, death, and resurrection.

"Only in this second volume do we encounter the decisive sayings and events of Jesus' life ... I hope that I have been granted an insight into the figure of Our Lord that can be helpful to all readers who seek to encounter Jesus and to believe in Him." -- Pope Benedict XVI

"Working from Scripture, the Church Fathers and contemporary scholarship, Benedict XVI deftly brings together the historical and theological dimensions of the gospel portraits of Jesus. This is a splendid, penetrating study of the central figure of Christian faith; a learned and spiritual illumination not only of who Jesus was, but who he is for us today." -- +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

"What better guide could you find than Benedict XVI to lead you on the bracing adventure of exploring the historical Jesus and discovering, under the tutelage this most sage successor to Peter, the inner meaning of Jesus' death and resurrection. Faith and reasonare the two wings Benedict XVI takes up to lead us to astonishingly fresh spiritual perspectives and dizzying heights. This book often takes ones breath away, while infusing in the reader the God-breathed Word, which is the Gospel." -- Tim Gray, Ph.D., President, Augustine Institute

"As is his first volume of Jesus of Nazareth, so, once again, in his second volume Pope Benedict XVI has authored a marvelous book, this time on the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. What makes this study so attractive is the depth of its biblical insight, its attention to historical issues, its keen theological acumen, and its lucid and precise expression. Moreover, as with the first volume, it is written in a serene and prayerful manner - a serenity and a prayerfulness that is conveyed to the heart and mind of the reader. This book fulfills Pope Benedict's ardent desire - that it would "be helpful to all readers who seek to encounter Jesus and to believe in him." -- Thomas G. Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap., Executive Director for the Secretariat for Doctrine, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

MORE ABOUT the second JESUS OF NAZARETH book:

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2010 – Pope Benedict XVI's second volume of "Jesus of Nazareth"--"From His Transfiguration to His Death and Resurrection"--will be published in English by Ignatius Press, according to an agreement between Ignatius Press and the Vatican's Publishing House, Libreria Editrice Vaticana (LEV).

Slated for release in Spring 2011, the much-anticipated second volume of "Jesus of Nazareth" takes up where the first volume, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration, left off.

"We are eagerly awaiting Volume II because it will contain the Holy Father's reflections on the central mysteries of our faith: the Passion, Death, and Resurrection," says Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio. Father Fessio is a former student of Pope Benedict.

The sequel volume is expected to address such controversial questions as: who was responsible for Jesus' death? Did Jesus establish the Church to carry on his work? How did he view his suffering and death? How should we? And, most importantly, did Jesus really rise from the dead?

"Jesus remains controversial," notes Ignatius Press President Mark Brumley. "Christians believe he is the Son of God, the founder of the Church, and the Savior of the world. For non-Christians, Jesus is almost anything else – a myth, a revolutionary, or a prophet whose teaching was misunderstood or distorted by his followers."

Benedict XVI insists Jesus is the Son of God, yet the Pope acknowledges that opinion is divided. He brings readers face-to-face with the challenge of Jesus. What to make of a real man who taught and acted in ways tantamount to claims of divine authority? Believers and unbelievers alike must come to their own judgment about Jesus and what he means for them. The second volume of "Jesus of Nazareth" will help them to do so.

Ignatius Press is the primary English-language publisher of the works of Pope Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio or Mark Brumley, please contact Christine Schicker with the Maximus Group at 404-610-8871.



NEW & RECENT BOOKS by/about JOSEPH RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI:

Light Of The World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times

Pope Benedict XVI and Peter Seewald | Foreword by George Weigel

Never has a Pope, in a book-length interview, dealt so directly with such wide-ranging and controversial issues as Pope Benedict XVI does in Light of the World. Taken from a recent week-long series of interviews with veteran journalist Peter Seewald, this book tackles head-on some of the greatest issues facing the world of our time. Seewald poses such forthright questions to Pope Benedict as:

• What caused the clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church?
• Was there a "cover up"?
• Have you considered resigning?
• Does affirming the goodness of the human body mean a plea for "better sex"?
• Can there be a genuine dialogue with Islam?
• Should the Church rethink Catholic teaching on priestly celibacy, women priests, contraception, and same-sex relationships?
• Holy Communion for divorced-and-remarried Catholics?
• Is there a schism in the Catholic Church?
• Should there be a Third Vatican Council?
• Is there any hope for Christian unity?
• Is Christianity the only truth?
• Can the Pope really speak for Jesus Christ?
• How can the Pope claim to be "infallible"?
• Is there a "dictatorship of relativism" today?

Twice before these two men held wide-ranging discussions, which became the best-selling books Salt of the Earth and God and the World. Then, Seewald's discussion partner was Joseph Ratzinger, head of the Vatican's chief doctrinal office. Now, Joseph Ratzinger is Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of the world's over one billion Catholics. Though Seewald now interviews the Pope himself, the journalist "pulls no punches", posing some of the thorniest questions any Pope has had to address. Believers and unbelievers will be fascinated to hear Benedict's thoughtful, straightforward and thought-provoking replies. This is no stern preachment or ponderous theological tract, but a lively, fast-paced, challenging, even entertaining exchange.

• Visit the book's website, www.LightOfTheWorldBook.com
Luz Del Mundo | (Spanish edition)
Light Of The World | (Audio Book Format)



Holiness Is Always In Seasons
Pope Benedict XVI

Electronic Book Format

For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime and disconcerting: "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, "All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness."

The Church teaches us that holiness is not the concern of a privileged few, nor does it only pertain to Christians of the past. Holiness is always a call to every Christian of every age, a challenge for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Pope Benedict XVI says: "Holiness never goes out of fashion; on the contrary, with the passage of time it shines out ever more brightly, expressing man's perennial effort to reach God." Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote: "Holiness is not something for the extraordinary; it is not a luxury of the few. Holiness is the simple duty for each one of us."

The saints are our models and teachers in the ways of holiness. They show us that holiness is possible for us, since they experienced the same difficulties and weaknesses we do, yet persevered in achieving sanctity. The world of saints is a world of wonders, and in this book Pope Benedict XVI helps us to enter into that world.

This inspiring volume presents the Pope's numerous reflections on many saints arranged according to the calendar year. He shows how the life of each saint has something unique to teach us about virtue, faith, courage and love of Christ. Dozens of saints are covered in this wonderful spiritual book. The Pope exhorts us through their lives, "Be holy! Be saints!"


Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on the Holy Mass
Pope Benedict XVI

The celebration of the Eucharist, in which Jesus Christ becomes present, is the center of the Catholic faith. This volume brings together substantive texts of the Holy Father on the many aspects and dimensions of the Mass and the Mystery of the Eucharist, a rich source for every Christian and a spur to reflection and personal prayer. Delivered in addresses and homilies to a wide variety of audiences , these reflections reveal the depth and breadth of Pope Benedict XVI's profound and life-long love for the Holy Eucharist.

A major theme throughout the works of Joseph Ratzinger, the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is the Church's source of life, unity and fruitfulness. This theme has been carried deeply into his pontificate, as can be seen in this collection, which challenges the faithful to believe that by receiving Christ in Holy Communion, they are drawn not only into the very life of God, but into the community that is Christ's Body, the Church.

"In the institution of the Eucharist we see the very foundational act of the Church. Through the Eucharist the Lord not only gives himself to his own, but gives the reality of a new community 'until he comes' (cf. 1 Cor 11:26). Through the Eucharist the disciples become his living house that grows through history as the living Temple of God in this world." - Pope Benedict XVI

"Ignatius Press has done a remarkable service by drawing these talks and homilies by Benedict XVI into one rewarding volume on the importance of the Eucharist. Clear, deep, rich and engaging: All of these qualities mark the style of the Holy Father as a teacher, and anyone reading this book will discover the joy of Christian life and the beauty of Catholic worship in a new way. I highly recommend it." +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver


Maria: Pope Benedict XVI on the Mother of God
Pope Benedict XVI

This glorious volume is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book with dozens of inspirational and famous color paintings, sculptures and artwork of the Blessed Virgin Mary from all over the world. The beautiful pictures are accompanied by the profound writings and homilies of Pope Benedict XVI on the person of Mary, and her unique role in human history and in the plan of God for salvation history.

The gorgeous paintings and artwork are from many different centuries, some very famous and others less well-known. Many of these artworks are located at popular Marian shrines that Pope Benedict has visited and honored with special events, prayers and homilies, depicted throughout this volume. Some of the famous Marian images include Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Czestochowa (the "Black Madonna"), Queen of the Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Loreto, Queen of Carmel, and many others.

Pope Benedict offers in-depth, inspirational reflections on the unique spiritual role Mary has as the Mother of the Savior, showing her to be the universal "woman" that Jesus calls her in the Gospels, his mother that God made the spiritual mother of all mankind. Using Biblical references of Mary as "full of grace" and the "woman clothed with the sun", Pope Benedict emphasizes that Mary's main role is to lead us to union with Jesus, to help us know and love him much better and to be his true followers.

A lovely gift book as well as one to use for inspiring spiritual reading, meditation and reflection. Continue reading...



OTHER RECENT and BEST-SELLING Ignatius Press Books
by and about JOSEPH CARDINAL RATZINGER/POPE BENEDICT XVI:


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On Jesus Christ:



On the Early Church:



On Faith, Scripture, and Other Subjects:




Biographies and Studies of Benedict XVI:





April 19th, 2005: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger is elected to be the 265th pope. He takes the name Benedict XVI.

As Pope John Paul II's chief doctrinal officer and key advisor, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 to 2005. He is the most revered prelate, scholar, theologian, teacher and Catholic author of our time, under Pope John Paul II - having spoken on everything from sexual consumerism, private revelation and the "crisis of faith," to human rights, roles of men and women today, marriage, the priesthood, and the future of the world.

Yet, the depth, candor and humble servitude of this highest-ranking Cardinal will likely be his lasting hallmark, as he is most engaging in God and the World (Ignatius, 2002), perhaps even more than in previous writings.

Ratzinger was born in Germany (Bavaria) on Holy Saturday, April 16, 1927, and baptized that same day. He has said of his early baptism, "To be the first person baptized with the new water was seen as a significant act of Providence. I have always been filled with thanksgiving for having had my life immersed in this way in the Easter Mystery…".

His father worked as a rural policeman, which kept his family continually moving from town to town. In his memoirs about his early life (prior to his appointment as Archbishop of Munich), Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977 (Ignatius, 1999), Ratzinger depicts his family life as quite happy. Family and Church were, for him, inseparable - and he clearly saw Hitler and the Third Reich as the enemy to both. He has said of his father, "…He saw that a victory of Hitler would not be a victory for Germany but a victory of the Antichrist…".

Following his father's retirement while Joseph Ratzinger was a teenager, the younger Ratzinger initiated study of classical languages, and in 1939, entered the minor seminary in Traunstein. In 1943 while still in seminary, he was drafted at age 16 into the German anti-aircraft corps. (Though he was opposed to the Nazis, he was forced to join at a young age.) Ratzinger then trained in the German infantry, but a subsequent illness precluded him from the usual rigors of military duty. As the Allied front drew closer to his post in 1945, he escaped from the Nazis and returned to his family's home in Traunstein, just as American troops established their headquarters in the Ratzinger household. As a German soldier, he was put in a POW camp but was released a few months later at the end of the War in summer 1945. He re-entered the seminary, along with his brother Georg, in November of that year.

Ratzinger and his brother Georg were ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1951, in the Cathedral of Freising on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

He received his doctorate in theology in 1953 from the University of Munich. Beginning in 1959, he taught theology at the University of Bonn.

Ratzinger became more widely known when, during the Second Vatican Council and at the age of 35, he was appointed chief theological advisor for the Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joseph Frings, for the four-year duration of the Council. After continuing his teaching at several German universities, Ratzinger was appointed by Pope Paul VI in March 1977 as Archbishop of Munich and Freising. In June 1977, he was elevated to Cardinal.

Pope John Paul II summoned Cardinal Ratzinger to Rome in November 1981, and named him Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, President of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and President of the International Theological Commission. He has published several best-selling books which clarify faith practice and Catholic doctrine for today's Catholic and Christian: The Ratzinger Report (1985); Salt of the Earth (1996); The Spirit of the Liturgy (2000); God and the World (2002), God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life (2003), Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions (2004), and Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith: The Church As Communion(2005).

Additionally, he worked with some 40 collaborators and over a thousand bishops to produce the 900+ page Catechism of the Catholic Church. He then co-authored Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church with former student Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn.

Ratzinger worked more closely with Pope John Paul II than perhaps anyone else. On Tuesdays, Ratzinger and members of the Congregation would meet with the Pope for an hour-and-a-half lunch meeting. Then Ratzinger would meet alone with the late Pope every Friday evening to discuss critical problems facing the Church and the deliberations of the Congregation. "Then the Pope decides," Ratzinger said about those meetings.

Ratzinger wielded spiritual influence and worldwide respect even from those who didn't hold to the Catholic faith. As papal biographer for John Paul II, George Weigel, has said, "…not even his [Ratzinger's] implacable enemies ever questioned Joseph Ratzinger's erudition: his encyclopedic knowledge of theology; his command of biblical, patristic, scholastic, and contemporary sources; his elegance as a thinker and writer."

In an April 2005 interview with ZENIT news service, Ignatius Press president Mark Brumley said, "Although Ratzinger the prefect is distinguishable from Ratzinger the theologian, we are blessed in Pope Benedict XVI with a theologian and pastor who has thought and prayed long and hard about Jesus Christ, the Church and her mission to the world. He will, I believe, continue the twofold task of Vatican II -- renewing the inner life of the Church and reinvigorating the Church's mission in the world. He is committed to a renewal of biblical studies and a deepening of ordinary Catholics' appreciation of and participation in the sacred liturgy.

"He staunchly proclaims the universal call to holiness of Vatican II," added Brumley. "He understands the importance of dialogue among Christians and dialogue with world religions and seekers, while he upholds the integrity of Catholic faith and insists on a renewed missionary drive to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world."


Books by Benedict XVI/Joseph Ratzinger available from Ignatius Press:

An Invitation to Faith: An A to Z Primer on the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI
Behold the Pierced One
The Blessing of Christmas
Called to Communion
Charity in Truth (Caritas in Veritate)
Christianity and the Crisis of Cultures
Church, Ecumenism and Politics: New Endeavors in Ecclesiology
Church Fathers and Teachers: From Leo The Great to Peter Lombard
Co-Workers of the Truth: Meditations for Every Day of the Year
Daughter Zion
The Dialectics of Secularization: On Reason and Religion
(with Jürgen Habermas)
Dogma and Preaching
The Essential Pope Benedict XVI
Europe: Today and Tomorrow
The Feast of Faith
God and the World
God Is Love/Deus Caritas Est
God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life
The God of Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Triune God
God's Revolution
God's Word: Scripture, Tradition, Office
Gospel, Catechism and Catechesis
Handing on the Faith in an Age of Disbelief
Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on the Holy Mass
Holiness Is Always In Season
(E-book format)
Images of Hope: Meditations On Major Feasts
Introduction to Christianity
Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Jesus, The Apostles, and the Early Church
Jesus of Nazareth (Part Two): Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection
(hardcover)
Jesus of Nazareth (Part One)
(hardcover)
Jesus of Nazareth (Part One)
(paperback)
Light Of The World: The Pope, The Church and The Signs Of The Times
(hardcover)
Many Religions, One Covenant
Maria: Pope Benedict XVI on the Mother of God
Mary, The Church at the Source
(with Hans Urs von Balthasar)
Meaning of Christian Brotherhood
Milestones: 1927-1977
Nature and Mission of Theology
New Outpourings of the Spirit
On Conscience
On The Way To Jesus Christ
Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith: The Church As Communion
Pope Benedict In America
Principles of Christian Morality (co-author)
Principles of Catholic Theology
The Legacy of John Paul II: Images and Memories
The Ratzinger Report
Saint Paul
Salt of the Earth
Seek That Which Is Above
Spe Salvi (Saved In Hope)
The Spirit of the Liturgy
The Theology of History in St. Bonaventure
Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions
Values In A Time of Upheaval
What It Means to Be a Christian



Books/DVDs about Cardinal Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI:

Benedict XVI: An Intimate Portrait | Peter Seewald
Creation and Evolution: A Conference with Pope Benedict XVI | Fr. Stephan Horn
Christ, Our Joy: The Theological Vision of Pope Benedict XVI | Msgr. Joseph Murphy
Joseph Ratzinger: Life in the Church and Living Theology, Fundamentals of Ecclesiology | Maximilian Heinrich Heim
Joseph and Chico: The Life of Pope Benedict XVI As Told By a Cat | Jeanne Perego
Pope Benedict XVI: The Conscience of Our Age (A Theological Portrait) | Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, S.V.D.
The Way of Love: Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Encyclical, "Deus Caritas Est" | Edited by Carl Livio and Anderson Melina
Pope Benedict XVI: Servant of the Truth | Peter Seewald
God's Choice: Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church | George Weigel
The Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI: Let God's Light Shine Forth | Robert Moynihan
The Election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (DVD)



EXCERPTS from the writings of BENEDICT XVI/JOSEPH RATZINGER:

• Introduction to Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's God's Word: Scripture, Tradition, Office | Peter Hünermann and Thomas Södin
• "Introduction to Christianity": Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | From the Second Edition of Introduction to Christianity
• The Pope's Childhood: In His Own Words | From Salt of the Earth, An Interview by Peter Seewald
• Pope Benedict XVI on Jesus, the Apostles, and the Early Christians
The Essential Nature and Task of the Church | From God and the World
Faith in the Triune God, and Peace in the World | From Europe: Today and Tomorrow
The Truth of the Resurrection | From Introduction to Christianity
"Primacy in Love": The Chair Altar of Saint Peter's in Rome | From Images of Hope
For "Many" or For "All"? | From God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life
Why Do We Need Faith? | From From What It Means to Be a Christian
Music and Liturgy | From The Spirit of the Liturgy
The Altar and the Direction of Liturgical Prayer | From The Spirit of the Liturgy
How Should We Worship? | Preface to Alcuin Reid's The Organic Development of the Liturgy
Pope Benedict XVI Praises Hans Urs von Balthasar
Seeing Jesus in the Gospel of John | From On The Way to Jesus Christ
Peter and Succession | From Called To Communion: Understanding the Church Today
On the Papacy, John Paul II, and the Nature of the Church | From God and the World: A Conversation with Peter Seewald
Benedict XVI's Rookie Year As a Priest | From Milestones: Memoirs 1927-1977
Are Truth, Faith, and Tolerance Compatible? | From Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions.
What in Fact Is Theology? | From Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith: The Church As Communion
Selected excerpts from The Ratzinger Report
The Ministry and Life of Priests | Aug/Sept 1997 Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Foreword to U.M. Lang's Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer | Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.

RELATED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS:

• Pope Benedict XVI: Theologian of the Bible | Fr. Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J.
• "The Reality of God": Benedict XVI on the Trinity | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Ratzinger's Faith and Reason | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
• Benedict XVI's Theological Vision: An Introduction | Monsignor Joseph Murphy | From the introduction to Christ, Our Joy: The Theological Vision of Pope Benedict XVI
• Pope Benedict XVI, Theologian of Joy | Monsignor Joseph Murphy | An interview with the author of Christ, Our Joy: The Theological Vision of Pope Benedict XVI
Spe Salvi and Vatican II | Brian A. Graebe
• Vatican II and the Ecclesiology of Joseph Ratzinger | Maximilian Heinrich Heim | Introduction to Joseph Ratzinger: Life in the Church and Living Theology.
The Courage To Be Imperfect | Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, S.V.D. | The Introduction to Pope Benedict XVI: The Conscience of Our Age
The Theological Genius of Joseph Ratzinger | An Interview with Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, S.V.D.
God Made Visible: On the Foreword to Benedict XVI's Jesus of Nazareth | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Benedict and the Eucharist: On the Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis | Carl E. Olson
Pope Benedict XVI On Natural Law | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Benedict on Aquinas: "Faith Implies Reason" | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Secularity: On Benedict XVI and the Role of Religion in Society | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Benedict the Brusque? On Fr. Clooney's Vision of interreligious Dialogue | Carl E. Olson
"A Requirement of Intellectual Honesty": On Benedict and the German Bishops | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Is Dialogue with Islam Possible? Some Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI's Address at the University of Regensburg | Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
The Regensburg Lecture: Thinking Rightly About God and Man | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Benedict Takes the Next Step with Islam | Mark Brumley
Ratzinger and Regensburg: On What Is a University? | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
First Musings on Benedict XVI's First Encyclical | Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J.
The Encyclical: God's Eros Is Agape | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
On Reading the Pope | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Reading Genesis with Cardinal Ratzinger | Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P.
A Jesus Worth Dying For | A review of On The Way to Jesus Christ | Justin Nickelsen
Letters From the Synod | Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
WYD 2005: A Festival of Grace | Eric Thomason
Reflections on Benedict XVI | An Interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio, SJ
Worshipping at the Feet of the Lord: Pope Benedict XVI and the Liturgy | By Anthony E. Clark
The Way of Benedict | By Colleen Carroll Campbell
Confronting Modern Culture; Asserting the Gospel | By James Hitchcock
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger: Man for the Job | James Hitchcock
Ratzinger on the Modern Mind | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
Suppose We Had a "Liberal" Pope | Fr. James V. Schall, S. J.
Cardinal Ratzinger on Liturgical Music | Michael J. Miller
Ratzinger on Ecumenism: A Reading List | Carl E. Olson

OTHER LINKS AND SITES OF INTEREST:

Vatican page for Pope Benedict XVI
The "Spirit of the Liturgy" website
The "Joseph and Chico" website
The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club site
The Ratzinger Fan Club site
The theological journal Communio, co-founded by Cardinal Ratzinger, has many of his articles available online.




   




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