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Last-ditch appeal: the Pope should withdraw His resignation

Gary Scarrabelotti 21 February, 2013 0 Comments
Last-ditch appeal: the Pope should withdraw His resignation

The reactions of the traditionalists to the renunciation of Benedict XVI. Legitimate but inopportune, according to Roberto de Mattei. Impossible philosophically and theologically, according to Enrico Maria Radaelli.

By Sandro Magister | www.chiesa | February 20, 2013

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Papa Ratzinger’s resignation blow

Gary Scarrabelotti 21 February, 2013 0 Comments
Papa Ratzinger’s resignation blow

Ratzinger’s resignation really is unparalleled. So what gives?

By Gary Scarrabelotti | Scarra Blog | February 15, 2013

Ever since his interview on the state of the Church with Italian journalist Vittorio Messori, published in 1985 under the title “The Ratzinger Report”, I have been an admirer of Joseph Ratzinger.

When he was elected Pope on 19 April 2005, I reckoned it was a great day for the Church. I still think so. But news of his resignation as Bishop of Rome and Vicar of St Peter makes me more sad than if the news had been of his death.

There are many things to admire about Pope Benedict XVI, the clarity and profundity of his thought, writing and speech, in particular. In this he surpassed his otherwise astonishing predecessor, Karol Wojtyla, John Paul II. Equally impressive was Benedict’s readiness to speak openly of things that today are mentioned rarely in “the public square”.

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SSPX still committed to negotiation.

Gary Scarrabelotti 8 August, 2012 0 Comments
SSPX still committed to negotiation.

Benedict badly in need of men about him whom he can trust

By ‘Ennemond’ | Fecit | July 23, 2012

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Rome and SSPX: state of play

Gary Scarrabelotti 23 July, 2012 0 Comments
Rome and SSPX: state of play

Has Pope Benedict missed the boat on a settlement with the SSPX?

By Dr John Lamont

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Rome and Écône on the verge of reaching an agreement

Gary Scarrabelotti 15 April, 2012 0 Comments
Rome and Écône on the verge of reaching an agreement

By Jean-Marie Guénois | Le Figaro | April 13, 2012 | Translation published on Rorate Caeli

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