Pope Pius XII roundup

10 October 2008

Pope Prays for Pius XII Sainthood Process

Vatican No. 2: Pius protected Jews during WWII

Vatican defends Nazi-era pope after rabbi’s comments

Haifa Chief Rabbi At Vatican: Wartime Pope Let Jews Down

Top Historian Defends Pius XII

Vatican defends wartime Pope against Jewish charges

50 years on, Nazi-era pope stirs controversy

Pope Pius: A towering European saint

A full-court press from Benedict XVI in defense of Pius XII

Pope hopes wartime Pius can move towards sainthood

Pope Benedict prays sainthood cause of Pope Pius XII proceeds smoothly

Pope Benedict commemorates fiftieth anniversary of Pius XII’s death

Sainthood for the Holocaust Pope?

Pope says Pius XII tried to stop war, save Jews

Pius XII and His Bible Revolution

Debating sainthood for Pope Pius XII

Pope’s Holocaust Silence Remembered

Rabbi asks pope, synod leaders to speak out to defend Israel


Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for October

1 October 2008

Pope Benedict XVIPope Benedict XVI’s general prayer intention for October is:

That the Synod of Bishops may help the pastors and theologians, the catechists and promoters who are engaged in the service of the Word of God to courageously transmit the truth of faith in communion with the entire Church.

His mission intention is:

That in this month dedicated to the missions, through the promotional activities of the Pontifical Missionary Works and other organisms, every Christian community may feel the need to participate in the Church’s universal mission with prayer, sacrifice and concrete help.


Mulieris Dignitatem ebooks

3 July 2008

Pope John Paul II
Since Pope John Paul II‘s Apostolic Letter Mulieris Dignitatem (On the Dignity of Women) is soon going to have its 20th anniversary, and since there will be discussion from the Vatican about the Letter, I decided to track it down. It’s available as a web page on the Vatican web site, and I have converted it to ebook form so you can read if on a smartphone, pocket pc or pda. It’s in MS-Reader, MobiPocket, CompiledHTML and eReader formats.


Pope Benedict’s Prayer Intentions for April

1 April 2008


Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for April is:

That Christians, even in the difficult and complex situations of present-day society, may not tire of proclaiming with their lives that Christ’s resurrection is the source of peace and of hope.

His mission intention is:

That the future priests of the young Churches may be constantly more formed culturally and spiritually to evangelise their nations and the whole world.

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John Paul II round up – 31 March 2008

31 March 2008


Report for John Paul II sainthood process almost ready

Relocation suggested for tomb of Pope John Paul II

John Paul II’s Tomb Not Being Moved

Should Pope John Paul II Be Know as “The Great”

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Pope Benedict’s Prayer Intentions for March

29 February 2008

Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for March is:

That the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation between persons and people may be understood and that the Church, through her testimony, may spread Christ’s love, the source of new humanity.

His mission intention is:

That Christians, who are persecuted in many parts of the world and in various manners because of the Gospel, may continue, sustained by the strength of the Holy Spirit, to bear witness courageously and openly to the Word of God.


Pope Benedict XVI: On Saint Augustine of Hippo

17 January 2008

Saint Augustine of Hippo
Pope Benedict XVI: On Saint Augustine of Hippo

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